Archive for Friday, October 26, 2007

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Zombie Walk FSHS vs. Olathe NW soccer
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How stressed are you?

Poll results

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50%
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34%
Not at all
 
14%
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Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry's big stage - has nixed plans to expand at the East Hills Business Park, shown here in this file photo, following community outcry over how the city approved a package of economic development incentives for the startup company. Deciphera deal eluded public scrutiny
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Call it a de facto tax abatement. Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry’s big stage - will receive a property tax break for the next 10 years on a building it is purchasing at the East Hills Business Park. But unlike other Lawrence companies that have gone through an oftentimes contentious process to receive a tax abatement, Deciphera went through none of the normal review processes.
9:00 a.m.
"Trying to pay bills and entertain myself as well." Lauren Euston, Lawrence. Health, relationships, work suffer from increased pressure
October 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Gary Tilkens is stressed. “Right now it’s getting a job,” Tilkens, who will soon graduate from Kansas University, said Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. “I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with the next years of my life.” He’s not alone. The American Psychological Association this week published findings that stress levels have increased for 48 percent of Americans in the past five years - and that one-third of Americans are living with “extreme” stress.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Rapunzel' lets her hair down at Arts Center
Posted October 26, 2007
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair." Most everybody knows that line from the famous fairy tale. But they might not know the full "Rapunzel" story, or the message behind the piece. The Seem-To-Be Players bring the fairy tale to stage this weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center for shows at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In this week's Pulse Podcast, director Ric Averill and members of the cast talk about the Grimm Brothers tale, what it teaches and what it takes to recreate a tower onstage. After that, find out what else is going on in Lawrence in our weekly Best Bets segment.
4:00 p.m.
'The Student Ghetto' Community costuming
October 26, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Halloween isn’t just about scaring folks. It’s about reminding people that your creative vision and sheer cleverness trump theirs. No place is that easier to display than when donning the right Halloween costume. Sure, anybody can search the Internet for costume ideas involving the latest celebrity parody or social in-joke. But there’s not a source out there that can pony up great advice for a Lawrence- based outfit … until now.

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6News video: Suspect arrested in connection with recent robberies
October 26, 2007
Lawrence police arrest a suspect in seven recent aggravated robberies - mostly at convenient stores.
6News video: Spooky home haunts West Lawrence
October 26, 2007
The government estimates that some 36 million ‘Trick-or-Treaters’ will haunt U.S. neighborhoods Wednesday, but for the few who make an early stop this weekend at one West Lawrence home, they’re in for more of a treat than a trick!
6Sports video: LHS football season over after loss to Trojans
October 26, 2007
The Topeka Trojans defeated the Lawrence High, 35-28, and officially ended the Lions’ season.
6Sports video: Firebirds football squad rolls over Washburn Rural
October 26, 2007
The Free State High Firebirds football team defeated the Washburn Rural Junior Blues by a final score of 27-8.
6News video: Art a la Carte for October 26, 2007
October 26, 2007
Welcome to Art a la Carte. I’m Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
6News video: Wetlands tour sponsored by two local organizations
October 26, 2007
Seventy Hillcrest sixth-graders toured the Baker-Wetlands Friday morning thanks to a project sponsored by two Lawrence organizations.
6Sports video: KU ready to roll against Texas A&M
October 26, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks football team heads to College Station to face a Texas A&M squad determined to hand KU their first loss of the season.
6Sports video: KU basketball team tabbed No. 4 in Coaches Poll
October 26, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk basketball team has been tabbed No. 4 in the Preseason Coaches Poll.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie volleyball team still alive at 4A State Tourney
October 26, 2007
The Tonganoxie volleyball team has advanced to the semi-final round of the 4A State Tournament.
6News video: City leaders admit error in Deciphera tax deal
October 26, 2007
City leaders didn’t handle a tax rebate deal the way they should have - that’s the word from Lawrence City Manager David Corliss on a series of closed-door sessions to keep a startup company from leaving town.
6News video: One Lawrence family fed up with Halloween hi-jinx
October 26, 2007
Halloween tricks begin a little early this year for one Lawrence family - and they are warning other home owners to beware!
6News video: ‘Bras Across the Kaw’ bringing breast cancer awareness
October 26, 2007
Drivers traveling north across the Kansas River Bridge came upon an unusual sight this afternoon…
6News Now: Suspect arrested for string of robberies
October 26, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, police arrest a suspect in seven recent aggravated robberies, and highlights from the local high school football games.
Kansas Supreme Court blocks grand jury probe of Tiller
October 26, 2007
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily halted a grand jury investigation into Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller until it could sort out legal issues in the case.
Two men arrested, suspected of string of robberies
October 26, 2007
According to police, a 19-year-old Topeka man was arrested Thursday night after two robberies were committed around 8:30 p.m. at Kwik Shop, 845 Miss., and at 9 p.m. at another Kwik Shop, 3440 W. Sixth St.
Sunflower execs, legislative leaders meet to discuss overturning coal plant rejection
October 26, 2007
“The main deal is we figure we have lost with one branch of the Kansas government and so we are going to do all we can with the other two branches to get this denial overturned,” Sunflower spokesman Steve Miller said after the more than one-hour meeting.
Hairspray’ holds up well at Lied Center
October 26, 2007
A sold-out Lied Center rocked to two-plus hours of nonstop singing and dancing Thursday night as an energetic cast of nearly 40 presented “Hairspray.”
Hazmat crew dispatched to KU campus; building declared safe
09:10 a.m., October 26, 2007 Updated 09:28 a.m.
Report of a package emitting gases.
Health, relationships, work suffer from increased pressure
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
Gary Tilkens is stressed. “Right now it’s getting a job,” Tilkens, who will soon graduate from Kansas University, said Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. “I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with the next years of my life.” He’s not alone. The American Psychological Association this week published findings that stress levels have increased for 48 percent of Americans in the past five years - and that one-third of Americans are living with “extreme” stress.
LYF Toy Bowl match-ups
October 26, 2007
Lawrence Youth Football Toy Bowl match-upsOct. 28 at Youths Sports Inc.
Chargers wait to hear their fate
Site, time for San Diego’s next game undetermined
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
The San Diego Chargers worked out, waited and wondered Thursday where and when they would play their next game. With their home stadium being used as an evacuation center for people fleeing wildfires in the San Diego area, the Chargers went through what coach Norv Turner called “one of our best practices of the year.”
Down and out
Ravens’ rally ends Firebirds’ season
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Eighty minutes wasn’t enough. Neither were the first two 10-minute overtime periods. Nor the final two five-minute stanzas. Free State High’s soccer team never could put away Olathe Northwest Thursday, and it finally came back to bite the Firebirds when the second-round regional home playoff game came down to penalty kicks.
Mayer: Spoils await Kansas
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
If the current Kansas football team finishes as well as the last two Jayhawk crews that got off to a 7-0 start, there’ll be dancing in the streets and the coaching staff will fare even better financially than it is now. There’ll be bonuses if Kansas winds up in a big-time bowl game; raises already may be under consideration.
Baldwin upends Eudora
Bulldogs’ defense holds on crucial two-point try
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B9
Rivalry games often provide exciting finishes. Thursday’s game was no exception as Baldwin and Eudora battled it out for a shot at a home game Tuesday.
BC QB leads rally, topples Hokies
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Matt Ryan bought some time, scrambling to his left away from the Virginia Tech rush while searching for an open receiver. He found just what he was looking for, fired a pass all the way across the field and kept No. 2 Boston College perfect. Call it Ryan’s Heisman moment.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
To prepare for the road environment at Texas A&M, Kansas practiced Wednesday at Memorial Stadium and had crowd noise piped through the sound system. It’s been a Wednesday ritual at KU for years, though it was washed before the Colorado game last week because of rain.
Rutgers women finally get to focus on basketball
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
With the first day of practice, coach C. Vivian Stringer and her Rutgers team finally got a chance to stop talking about radio shock jocks and lawsuits and got down to the business of basketball.
Family reunion turns ugly, syrupy in ‘Dan’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
In the movies, family reunions always take place in a big, old house. There are always too many kids, too many generations, lots of invasions of personal space. Meals can be embarrassing free-for-alls or awkward moments of confession. At some point, a game of touch football turns ugly.
Shuttle, station hook up in orbit
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A14
Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery and the international space station joined forces Thursday, linking their ships and kicking off the biggest construction job ever attempted by a single team in orbit.
Companies add concierge services
Employee perks help retain staff
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Memorial Healthcare System’s employees can get an oil change and their clothes dry cleaned without leaving work. General Mills workers can skip traffic and long lines when they mail packages or get jewelry repaired. And Ernst & Young staffers need only pick up a phone to have someone plan their vacation or research nursing homes for an elderly parent.
Horoscopes
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
You will be juggling various interests. Careful! You could easily go on overload if you don’t develop a stress-buster or a relaxing hobby. If you are single, many people would love to be your sweetie, but you have few admirers you would choose as your sweetie. If you are attached, your life will go in a new direction if you are willing to defer more or agree to disagree.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
Mr. and Mrs. William Dennis of Lawrence accepted posthumous awards for their late son, Seaman William Russell Dennis III, killed March 18 in Vietnam.
Linking credit score and rent a bad idea
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
Banks legally can charge a higher rate to a borrower with a low credit score, but it’s a trickier proposition for small-time landlords who want to base their rent on the same factor.
Lawrence Datebook
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Allied health classes get permanent facility
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Neosho County Community College and Kansas University will have a new facility from which to teach local allied health professionals.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
A Douglas County teenager was sentenced to five to 20 years in prison for her involvement in the June slaying of her granduncle. The sentence given Lisa Bigenwalt, 18, was the maximum allowed under Kansas law on the felony charge of aiding and abetting manslaughter.
Boyda to tour KU biology center
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Boyda will tour the structural biology center at Kansas University today.
Spooky statistic: One-third of people believe in ghosts
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children had been murdered in the house, it was time to move.
Rec calendar
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Events around Lawrence.
People in the news
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
¢ Lindsay Lohan’s father wants to patch things up¢ Halle Berry sorry about nose joke¢ Queen Latifah: ‘Beauty is not just a white girl’¢ Cate Blanchett says her skin takes a lot of work¢ Paris Hilton’s charity mission postponed
Playoffs begin tonight for LHS
Lions must defeat Topeka High to play on
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B9
This is no time for words of wisdom. All the classic cliches apply - do or die, backs against the wall, win or go home - but none of them matter. The only thing that’s important for the Lawrence High football team as it prepares for tonight’s district finale at Topeka High, is what’s inside.
UK’s Gillispie not fazed
Attention, expectations come with the territory
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Billy Gillispie’s first Kentucky team has two seniors, enough injured players for a starting lineup and a sixth man, and of course the high expectations that greet the Wildcats every season. Don’t feel too sorry for him, though.
Commentary: With Big Ten Network debacle, cable company belittles customers
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
There is a chance that next week’s Michigan-Michigan State football game will be on the Big Ten Network. Maybe not a very strong chance. But a chance. And that would leave thousands of Comcast subscribers scurrying to sports bars to watch the big game.
Turkey defiant on assault plans
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Turkey cautioned Thursday that it alone would decide whether to launch a major assault into northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels, striking a defiant note as a high-ranking delegation arrived in Ankara and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker pleaded for a peaceful solution.
Kansas couple hit Missouri Lotto jackpot
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Kansas couple has won a $2.6 million jackpot in the Missouri Lottery after picking all six Lotto numbers. William and Elizabeth Berg of Leawood, Kansas, purchased their winning Lotto ticket at a QuickTrip in Kansas City on September 1st.
Neanderthals had red hair
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
In an unprecedented feat of forensic anthropology, European researchers extracted enough DNA from two Neanderthal skulls to suggest their owners sported red hair and white skin back when they were alive 43,000 and 50,000 years ago.
More lead-tainted toy recalls announced
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced six more recalls of products tainted with lead paint or metal, raising the total of lead recalls in October to 25 - the highest monthly total of such recalls in the 30 years that the agency has been policing the banned toxic metal.
President pardons ousted predecessor
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pardoned her ousted predecessor Thursday, a move that drew praise as an olive branch toward political reconciliation and scorn as an opportunistic maneuver that endorses corruption.
A&M tackle in top form after surgery
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B3
Senior defensive tackle Red Bryant is back to form a year after knee surgery. “It’s been very fulfilling this year,” said Bryant, who has 28 tackles, including a sack. “Each week was a challenge, getting my confidence back, learning how to play through it, little small things.”
Witness: Princess Diana spoke after crash
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
A rescuer who tried to help Diana after her Paris car crash said Thursday that the princess spoke as she lay in the wreckage, repeating the words “oh my God” over and over.
Paris changes outlook
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
The most dominant player in Oklahoma women’s basketball history found out this summer how the other half lives, and Courtney Paris said she’s better off for it.
Area roundup: Perry-Lecompton conquers district
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B9
Perry-Lecompton’s football team crushed Atchison, 31-7, on Thursday and, in the process, wrapped up a Class 4A district championship for the first time since 1999.
Students take on-site LEAP
Home builders, district team up for construction tour
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
After spending the entire semester learning how to conceptualize, design and create plans for a new home, Matt Nathan needed less than an hour to settle on a potential career path. Listening to builder Tim Stultz discuss the specifications for form placement, rules for drywall thickness and ratings for exterior door fire resistance will do that.
Drought fight sharpens with planned reservoirs
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
With an epic drought gripping the region, Georgia lawmakers announced plans Thursday for a network of state reservoirs, while the governors of Alabama and Florida warned that Georgia’s consumption threatens their downstream states.
School bond, charter ordinance on ballot
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
There are a number of opportunities for Eudora voters to participate in advance voting in the Nov. 6 $45 million school bond. Also on the ballot is a proposed charter ordinance.
Attack victim gets restraining order
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than two weeks after the brutal attack of a 22-year-old Lawrence woman, a Douglas County judge granted a restraining order in the case.
New judge granted in Maas gun, drugs case
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
A one-time NFL All-Pro lineman and former Fox Sports broadcaster will get a new judge in his drug possession and weapons case.
Rockies hope return home will change fortunes
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Maybe going home will help the Colorado Rockies. At this rate, it can’t hurt. The altitude, the humidor and the spacious outfield. And maybe no David Ortiz in the lineup without the designated hitter.
Treanor firm designs award-winning project
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
A housing rehabilitation project designed by Lawrence-based Treanor Architects has received awards from Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt and the National Council of State Housing Agencies.
Wildfire death toll may rise
Mandatory evacuation orders lifted for many
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
On a day when firefighters methodically beat back several of the wildfires menacing Southern California and thousands of evacuees were allowed home, authorities said Thursday they had found six bodies burned by the flames.
Southwest girls freshman basketball schedule
October 26, 2007
Southwest Junior High freshman girls basketball schedule.
Heart patient awed by Fenway
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Andrew Madden sat between Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and Wally the Green Monster in Boston’s dugout, and when the bullpen phone rang, he didn’t hesitate to pick it up.
Nonprofit groups to be talk’s topic
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Jan Masaoka, author and expert on nonprofit organizations, will be the keynote speaker at the “Strengthening Nonprofit Leadership” summit Wednesday. The summit is for nonprofit businesses, education and government leaders and is sponsored by U.S. Bank. Masaoka will moderate a panel discussion following the keynote address.
Mortgage consultant receives training
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
Bob Buchanan, mortgage consultant for First National Mortgage Sources, Lawrence, recently completed training from commercial lenders regarding a variety of products, including fixed, 30-year commercial loans.
Irish company presents ‘A Play on Two Chairs’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Irish theatre company Mangiare, in residence at Kansas University conducting a series of master classes and workshops, will present a performance of “A Play on Two Chairs.”
Trademark ‘brew-haha’ erupts
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Boston brewers of Sam Adams beer objected when they learned that a mayoral campaign here included Web sites invoking the name of their product. What they didn’t realize is that Sam Adams is also the name of the candidate - and has been since before the beer hit the market.
Nobel winner Watson resigns under pressure
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
With the resignation of Nobel Prize winner James Watson only hours old, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory president Bruce Stillman said Thursday that the famed scientist’s recent comments questioning the intelligence of Africans had appeared to be “the last straw.”
Schilling shines again
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Curt Schilling came to Boston four years ago with the lone goal of helping the Red Sox win the World Series. He might do it twice.
Internet shifts perspective of ‘Bigfootage’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
It remains one of the most iconic moments in American folklore. Forty years ago this week, two men filmed a hirsute creature wandering through Six Rivers National Forest in California. The frozen instant when this beast turns to look at the camera has become the quintessential image of Bigfoot.
Extinction looms for some primates
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Almost a third of all apes, monkeys and other primates are in danger of extinction because of rampant habitat destruction, the commercial sale of their meat and the trade in illegal wildlife, a report released today said.
Rapunzel’ cast lets down its hair
October 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.” Most everybody knows that line from the famous fairy tale.
Judge in Kelsey Smith case grants continuance
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
The judge hearing the capital murder case against the man accused of kidnapping and killing 18-year-old Kelsey Smith ordered a six-month continuance in the trial Thursday.
Harry Potter character’s gayness treated as just ‘an extra detail’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
We’re off to see the wizard. No, not the one who lives at the end of the yellow brick road. This one might be said to live somewhere over the rainbow, as in the flag that symbolizes gay pride.
Iran sanctions intended to ‘create leverage for diplomacy’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
The tough new sanctions on Iran imposed by the Bush administration Thursday come after months of frustration at the reluctance of other nations to crack down on Tehran and reflect the administration’s faith in the model of unilateral diplomacy it followed in achieving its recent nuclear deal with North Korea.
Wichita student carts bomb to school
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Wichita student, 13, took a homemade bomb in his backpack for the past two weeks around his middle school before anyone noticed, authorities said Thursday.
Morbidity, mortality and meerkats
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
Just what is a scary movie? Why do they frighten us and why do so many of us find that so thrilling? The hour-long documentary “Bloodsucking Cinema” (7 p.m., Starz) takes an enthusiastic look at the vampire in film from the silent classic “Nosferatu” by German expressionist director F.W. Murnau to contemporary versions of the genre, including “Underworld: Evolution,” “BloodRayne” and “Van Helsing.”
Lawrence Blazing Aces tryouts
October 26, 2007
The Lawrence Blazing Aces are offering a club volleyball team with tryouts for girls 14-and-under and 16-and-under.
Anticoal ads fire up KUMC professor
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Kansas University professor said Thursday he is upset about being used in an advertising campaign that criticizes the proposed coal-fired electric power plants in western Kansas.
Taxing savings
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Apparently, City Commissioner Highberger has not learned or has forgotten that taxes have consequences. According to our federal government, U.S. citizens don’t save enough. But here in Lawrence, according to this newspaper, some leaders in the Lawrence City Hall think such a tax may be a good idea. Let me be perfectly clear, this is not a good idea - no matter what direction you take.
Fort Riley soldier killed in Humvee accident
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
A soldier from Florida was killed in a Humvee roll-over accident in the maneuver area at Fort Riley, the Army said Thursday.
Commodities
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
Corn and soybean futures climbed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while wheat futures fell. Wheat for December delivery dropped 9 cents to $8.02; December corn rose 9.75 cents to $3.6625; December oats rose 3.5 cents to $2.78; January soybeans added 18.75 cents to $10.125.
Marriage not all sanctity
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A13
There is a natural division of labor in politics: The Republicans fuss about the sanctity of marriage and getting God back in the schools and the Democrats about health care and the $8 billion that vanished in Iraq, and so far the Republicans are doing a better job.
KVSA canned food drive
October 26, 2007
Kaw Valley Soccer Association canned food drive
On the record
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday without incident at his residence on charges of aggravated battery. According to Kim Murphree, Lawrence police spokeswoman, police were called to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room at 1:30 a.m.
Sponsors of genocide resolution back off
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
Yielding to fierce diplomatic and political pressure, congressional sponsors of an Armenian genocide resolution abruptly put off a vote on the measure Thursday and defused a mounting confrontation with Turkey that was threatening to hamper the U.S. war effort in Iraq.
Bosox survive pitchers’ duel
Rockies fall again, 2-1
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
First a blowout, then a nail-biter. October ace Curt Schilling and Boston’s stingy bullpen figured out another way to stop Colorado. Relying more on guile than pure gas, Schilling pitched the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory Thursday night and a 2-0 lead in the World Series over the suddenly stagnant Rockies.
Ambassador still respects Blackwater
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
The U.S. ambassador said Thursday he still held Blackwater USA bodyguards in “high regard,” even as he labeled the killing of 17 Iraqis by the company’s security contractors a “horrific” incident that prompted him to call for an FBI investigation.
Construction sending mice inside school
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
Mice have been sighted in the classrooms of Broken Arrow School, apparently driven inside by construction on nearby South Junior High School.
Community costuming
Lawrence provides inspiration for dressing up on Halloween
October 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Halloween isn’t just about scaring folks. It’s about reminding people that your creative vision and sheer cleverness trump theirs. No place is that easier to display than when donning the right Halloween costume. Sure, anybody can search the Internet for costume ideas involving the latest celebrity parody or social in-joke. But there’s not a source out there that can pony up great advice for a Lawrence- based outfit … until now.
Pump patrol
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several locations.
Muslim belief
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: What Carroll Mills wrote in her Oct. 19 letter is not accurate. First of all, no Muslim gets offended if someone says that we worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Does she know that Ishmael and Isaac were the two sons of Abraham? If she knows this, then how can the Gods be different for Jews, Christians and Muslims?
Junta holds talks with detained activist
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Myanmar’s junta Thursday broke its isolation of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and held the first official talks since locking up the pro-democracy advocate more than 18 years ago.
Political project looks outside party lines
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
He predicts “buyer’s remorse” will set in sometime in 2008 during the presidential campaign. And that will open up the door for a “unity ticket,” made up of some combination of centrists from either party or an independent to shake up the race, Gerald Rafshoon, a co-founder of “Unity ‘08” said during a Dole Institute of Politics panel Thursday on “Third Parities in Two Party America.”
Immigration checks rise in Kansas
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B14
Local law enforcement agencies in Kansas and across the nation have dramatically stepped up their checks on the immigration status of suspects this past year, statistics show.
Kaun’s ‘wild-man’ locks drawing attention
Senior center’s hair sparks ribbing from teammates, coach, but he intends to keep curly ‘do
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
There’s always at least one of them at Kansas University men’s basketball games: A picture of Ivan Drago in reference to Sasha Kaun’s Russian roots - along with his large stature. No longer does Kaun sport a clean-cut hair style that correlates with the fictional Russian boxer from “Rocky IV” however. He’s gone for a little bit more messy look.
Power reach
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Anyone who substitutes an analogy for science in the debate about building coal-fired electricity generating plants is acting like an ostrich with its head in the ground. Instead of crying over spilt milk, Kansans have a unique opportunity to pioneer 21st-century energy generation systems.
KU student struggles with brain tumor
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Virtually everyone who knows Britt Beasley describes him in the same way: always smiling, never quits, perseveres through everything, wants to lend a hand. And with what the Kansas University student and Free State High School graduate has gone through in the past three years, that he can keep that attitude could be considered amazing.
Supporters wait, hope for Obama rally
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
These are difficult days for supporters of Barack Obama. This city is filled with people who have voted for, worked for, contributed to, and, in many cases, prayed for the success of the young senator from Illinois. The struggle he has had in trying to overtake Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination is wearing on their morale.
Stern won’t punish refs
NBA leader says gambling in casinos OK
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
David Stern acknowledged Thursday that more than half of his 56 referees had violated NBA policies about casino gambling, but said none would be punished because he felt the rules were outdated.
Park adds to west Lawrence
DeVictor Park, already in use by residents, is to be dedicated today
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
West Lawrence residents now have a new place to hike and jog. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will dedicate DeVictor Park at 4 p.m. today, but the open space and trail is already getting plenty of use.
Two plead not guilty in missing boaters case
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two men accused of murdering four people last month aboard the charter fishing boat Joe Cool were arraigned on murder, kidnapping and robbery charges Thursday during a brief appearance in Miami federal court.
Capitol Federal names Target branch manager
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B13
Dawn Bicknell-Reiser has been promoted to assistant vice president-branch manager of the Capitol Federal Savings branch inside SuperTarget, 3201 Iowa.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 26, 1907: “Four children, all girls, were born early today to Mrs. John Barben, wife of a prosperous Swiss farmer living near Sigel. All are of good size and of healthy development and the mother seems to be doing well.
Documentary showing moved to Nov. 7
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University sophomore’s showing of his documentary of the Greensburg tornado disaster will not be shown today, as originally announced.
Pollard keeps ‘em laughing in Boston
Humorous big man hopes to get on court soon following severe ankle sprain
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Move over, Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke, Dane Cook, Steven Wright, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Paula Poundstone. There is a new Boston comedian, and his name is Scot Pollard.
Clinic praised
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: What a delightful experience to be able to get a flu shot at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department flu shot clinic last Saturday morning at the Knights of Columbus Hall. I was in and out of the clinic in about five minutes. There was plenty of free parking. The clinic was held in the lower level of the building with access on that level - no stairs to negotiate.
City settles in suit charging strip search
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
City Hall has settled a lawsuit alleging police officers performed an illegal strip and body cavity search in 1999, according to attorneys on both sides. The city will pay $6,000 to Shawn P. McCormick, 33 - convicted on drug charges in 2000 and since released from prison for serving his sentence.
Firebirds dread Up-Down game
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B9
When you’re up you’re up, and when you’re down you’re down. That’s life. Up-Downs, however, are a different story. If you’re a Free State High football player, you want to avoid them at all costs. “Our goal,” senior defensive back Jason Sneegas said, “is not to do Up-Downs.”
Athletic partnership
Working on improvements to Haskell Stadium may be the best course to meet the Lawrence school district’s needs.
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
It’s good news that officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are enthusiastic about talking to local school district officials about how the two entities might work together on improvements to Haskell’s football stadium.
Parkinson’s study reveals clues to impulsiveness
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
Your brain is supposed to fire a “hold your horses” signal when faced with a tough choice. But a brain implant that stops the tremors of Parkinson’s disease may block that signal - a new explanation for why some Parkinson’s patients become hugely impulsive.
Not broken, but fixed
Unusual Friday night ride caters to ‘fixies’
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Friday Night Fixie Rides aren’t like most organized bike rides. There isn’t a shred of spandex, no garish team jerseys. Instead, the riders sport bike-messenger chic: think, cuffed pant legs and messenger bags. There isn’t a superlight, carbon-fiber-and-titanium 20- or 30-speed race bike in the bunch.
Unbeaten Jayhawk football team keeps it loose
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
He rarely shows it publicly, but Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has a clever sense of humor when he lets it out. Lately, quarterback Todd Reesing has been his number-one target.