Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Reader photos, Halloween 2007

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Last year, Meredith Kane was in her first year of teaching at Lawrence High School. She pleaded guilty in July to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  Kane apologized on July 2, 2007, for her actions. Questions of judgment
October 29, 2007
A former Lawrence teacher convicted of having sex with a male student has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which inhibited her judgment, a psychologist testified Monday. “She knew the behavior was not appropriate, but she was very caught up in the fantasy of love in terms of her approach to the relationship,” said Dr. Bruce Cappo, a Lenexa psychologist.
9:00 a.m.
Paper tickets to Kansas University basketball games for faculty and staff will be replaced with a new debit access card to help reduce the possibility of tickets being scalped to misused, according to KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony. Ticket fix?
October 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
For faculty and staff, paper tickets to Kansas University basketball games have gone away, replaced with a new debit access card. The athletic department recently sent a letter to all faculty and staff season ticket holders, informing them that starting this season, instead of receiving a stack of tickets in the mail, they would receive an access card, with all their tickets stored electronically.
1:00 p.m.
South Junior High School ninth-grader Sara Ventura, left, De Soto High School 11th-grader Amber White, center, and Sunflower School third-grader Tehreem Chaudhry are the winners of the Journal-World's Scary Story Contest for 2007. Fear factor
October 30, 2007 in print edition on 1C
We received more than 200 entries in our Scary Story Contest. Participants in three divisions - elementary, junior high and high school - were asked to write a spooky tale of 700 words or less with the opening lines: “The door was locked. I couldn’t get out.” Today we print the winning stories; hear the authors read them, and also read honorable mention stories by Free State High School sophomore Peter Bray, De Soto High School ninth-grader Lani Ramsey and Langston Hughes School fifth-grader Mackinzie Urish.
4:00 p.m.
Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller, right, lays on the ground after being injured during the fourth quarter of the Huskers' loss to Texas. Keller suffered a shoulder injury and won't play Saturday at Kansas University. Now what? Jayhawks prepare for unknown QB
October 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s football team has answered every challenge it has faced so far this season. But here’s a new one: a quarterback who is almost completely unknown. Nebraska coach Bill Callahan, whose team is preparing for Saturday’s game against the unbeaten Jayhawks, said Monday that NU starting quarterback Sam Keller is out for the season because of an injury to his left shoulder.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Medical Center and Hospital pictured in the background sits just yards from the state line. An issue that concerns some about the planned affiliation with St. Luke's Hospital in Missouri is the possibility of the loss of Kansas dollars into Missouri. KU Hospital, Med Center tensions diminish
October 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
They weren’t holding hands and singing “Kumbaya.” But officials from often-feuding Kansas University Medical Center and KU Hospital reported on Tuesday that they now are getting along a lot better. And they told lawmakers they would complete a new working and finance agreement within two months or so.

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Lawrence Datebook
October 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
NFL mulls return to London
League plans to play up to two games at international venues next season
October 30, 2007 in print edition on B5
While the Giants and Dolphins were sliding around the turf at Wembley Stadium, the NFL had a cadre of about 40 volunteers working the stands doing other important work.
Perfect park
A planned park in south Lawrence could be a treasured part of the city, and residents should ensure that it becomes a reality.
October 30, 2007 in print edition on A10
Dedication ceremonies were conducted at Sesquicentennial Point last week. At this time “The Point” may not be as well-known as it should be, but hopefully in the years to come it will be recognized as one of the city’s and area’s most prominent landmarks.