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KU-CMU live game updates
September 1, 2007
Memorial Stadium, even with its limited exterior confines due to a massive construction site, today welcomes the start of the 2007 season under perfect weather conditions against Central Michigan. The clear skies are perfect, too, as plenty of offensive fireworks are expected between the Jayhawks and the Chippewas, as both have plenty of reason to be excited with the ball in their hands.
No. 3 seed wins U.S. Open marathon
Djokovic downs Stepanek in 4 hours, 44 minutes; Williams sisters advance in New York
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
They pushed their beleaguered bodies this way and that for 4 hours, 44 minutes on Friday, swatting balls from impossible angles and somehow rarely missing the mark. Through repeated visits from trainers, through all manner of momentum shifts, No. 3-seeded Novak Djokovic and former top-10 player Radek Stepanek produced as entertaining and lengthy a U.S. Open match as there’s been in quite some time.
Keegan: Baldwin da place to be
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
It took a marketing genius to take an idea from nowhere and turn it into one of the most special nights of the year for an entire town. Baker University basketball coach Rick Weaver is nothing if not a marketing genius. Weaver made it a personal mission to get junior high football started in Baldwin City. He raised the funds by starting an event called “The Bulldog Bash,” now in its eighth year.
Courses observe Patriot’s Day
All five city facilities to raise money today for military-family charity
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
All five Lawrence golf courses are taking part in Patriot’s Day, a national push to raise money for Fallen Heroes, the charity that benefits family members of those who lost their lives while serving in the military. Former Kansas University golfer Dan Rooney, a fighter pilot who has flown multiple tours of duty in Iraq, started the charity and came up with the idea for Patriot’s Day.
La Raza might move ‘09 K.C. convention because of activist
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
The nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization is warning it may move its 2009 convention from Kansas City because of a controversial city park board member.
Villegas vaults into first
Big Three’ golfers struggle at Deutsche Bank
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
They have combined for 121 victories and 19 majors. But when Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh played together Friday for the first time on the PGA Tour, the only number that mattered was on their scorecards.The “Big Three” were a combined 3-over par.
Nevada has NU’s attention
September 1, 2007
Nebraska looks at its opener against Nevada as more than just a warm-up for looming games with Wake Forest and USC. “We have our marquee games everyone wants to lean toward,” tight end J.B. Phillips said. “The little ones, they are important. Not to say this is a little one, but it’s the first one we have. You have to get off to a good start.”
KSU, Auburn QBs hope to bounce back
September 1, 2007
Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox played like an aging veteran down the stretch last season, gimpy legs and all. Kansas State’s Josh Freeman, meanwhile, performed like exactly what he was: a talented freshman thrust into the starting job. The two passers are at different stages in their careers, but both are trying to rebound from inconsistent, occasionally woeful seasons entering tonight’s season opener for both teams.
Trail may include water feature
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence has lots of trails, but none that allow you to take a break and cool off at a “splash park.” That could change if city commissioners approve a new set of plans for the long-discussed Burroughs Creek Trail that would run through parts of East Lawrence.
Iraqi P.M. says hardline Sunni clerics to blame for bloodshed between Shiites
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s Shiite prime minister said Friday hard-line Sunni clerics outside Iraq share the blame for this week’s bloodshed at a Shiite religious festival in Karbala because they issued religious decrees terming Shiites heretics.
Officials grilled over abortion restriction enforcement
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
Because the state doesn’t automatically review the medical reasons doctors use to justify late-term abortions, some legislators suggested Friday, the result is lax enforcement of restrictions on those procedures.
Immigration policy may feed U.S. poverty
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
If you were shocked by this week’s U.S. Census figures showing that there are more than 36.5 million people living in poverty in the United States, get ready: It may get much worse in coming years!
Simons: Football fans should remember: It’s a game, not life or death
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s supposed to be a game. Unfortunately, in too many cases, it has become an obsession. The 2007 college football season begins today, and millions of Americans morph into individuals they themselves would not recognize if there was some way for them to see how they act and look during the “game.”
Waterline projects meant to prevent disaster, accommodate growth
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
It would be an odd scene. Picture a day when vehicles come through downtown Lawrence and try to cross the Kansas River, but instead are greeted by a large iron pipe. It’s stretched across roads and disrupts traffic. And portions of the Kaw River bridge are closed because the pipe is on top of it as well.
Nashville musician helps raise money for schools
Breakfast brings in nearly $47K
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Chuck Mead, a 1979 Lawrence High School graduate, admits his teachers wouldn’t describe him as a dream student. The Nashville musician and BR549 frontman relayed story after ornery story Friday morning to about 450 people, entertaining them with tales about his days in Lawrence public schools.
Lions pummeled by Olathe North, 41-13
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Who would have thunk it? A Lawrence High football team compiling nearly three times as many yards through the air as on the ground. The Lions sprung a surprising spread offense on Olathe North on Friday night, an uncustomary attack that worked for a while but eventually withered, and the Eagles posted a 41-13 victory at Olathe District Activities Center.
Senior linebackers key for Chippewas
September 1, 2007
Yeah, yeah. The talk of Central Michigan’s football team usually revolves around its beyond-his-years quarterback, Dan LeFevour. It’s justified. LeFevour emerged from a red shirt to pick apart defenses last year, passing for 3,031 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Mid-America Conference champions. Shootouts aren’t a desired weekly ritual for the Chippewas, though, so CMU is turning to two heralded senior linebackers to rally the troops and make some stops.
Horoscopes
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D7
Your determination this year allows you to grow in new ways. View different situations as if they are in the midst of a profound transformation. As a result, how you relate and what you want could change. If you are available, though a major love will enter your life, make sure you go through one year before deciding that this is the person you want. If you are attached, plan and go on the special trip the two of you have been talking about.
Ohio bomb threats latest in string of extortion attempts
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A6
The FBI is looking overseas for suspects who have phoned bomb threats to more than 24 grocery stores, banks and discount stores in 15 states, including at least six new cases Friday in Ohio.
De Soto 38, Ottawa 22
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
De Soto scored three touchdowns in the first six minutes with three different players. In the end, the Wildcats saw five different players reach the end zone as they ran it up on the Cyclones for the second consecutive season.
Society Calendar
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D3
Events around Lawrence
Around and About
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D3
Events around Lawrence
Indians rally past White Sox
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
Casey Blake’s three-run double capped Cleveland’s six-run eighth inning as the Indians rallied for a victory over Chicago, whose sorry season keeps getting worse. The Indians did nothing against starter Mark Buehrle for five innings and trailed 5-0 in the sixth before coming back against Chicago’s awful bullpen - with two outs - to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven.
Baker’s bid for perfection ends in ninth
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Three outs from history, Scott Baker jogged out to the mound and calmly took the ball for the ninth inning - a perfect game dangling right there in front of him. Nervous? Not this cool Cajun from Louisiana. “What did I have to be nervous about?” Baker asked. “I pitched a great game, no matter how it worked out.”
Golf tournament to benefit church
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Eudora United Methodist Church is planning a golf tournament to raise funds to help finish the new church building southwest of Kansas Highway 10 and Winchester Road in Eudora.
Baker football headed to MWU
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baker University will open its football season tonight against NCAA Division II powerhouse Missouri Western. Kickoff will be 6 p.m. at Spratt Stadium on the MWU campus. “We look forward to the challenge of playing Missouri Western,” fourth-year Baker coach Mike Grossner said. “It will be a good test for us to gauge where we are as a team.”
Dispose of fluorescent light bulbs carefully
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D5
If a light bulb can be hip, compact fluorescents are “it” these days. The corkscrew-shaped bulbs last six times as long as conventional incandescent lights, use 75 percent less electricity and are a simple way to reduce global-warming pollution.
Sister act sparks Seabury
Sutherlands claim victories in exhibition with Lawrence High JV
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
On a day Seabury Academy’s tennis team played Lawrence High’s junior varsity, the Seahawks had a few junior high girls in the lineup as well. Seventh-grader Padget Sutherland received an opportunity to compete against high schoolers Friday at Lawrence Tennis Center, taking over for senior Gabrielle Dillon, who was out because of an arm injury. The seventh-grader teamed up with older sister Brooke Sutherland, a senior at Seabury, to compete in the No. 1 doubles match.
GOP: Idaho Sen. Craig to resign over sex sting arrest backlash
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said Friday. Craig will announce at a news conference in Boise this morning that he will resign effective Sept. 30, GOP officials in Idaho and Washington told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Military chiefs tell Bush of Iraq concerns
Pentagon’s top generals concerned about strain being put on troops
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
At a key juncture in the Iraq war, the military chiefs conveyed to President Bush on Friday their concern about a growing strain on troops and their families from long and repeated combat tours. Bush met privately at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Robert Gates in preparation for decisions about how long to sustain the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq, whether to change course this fall and how to save the health of a heavily stressed Army and Marine Corps.
Backpacker gored by bison on Catalina Island
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
A backpacker fell prey to one of Southern California’s lesser-known hazards: being gored by an American bison on Santa Catalina Island.
Kroger recalls potato salads from stores
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kroger Co. said Friday the grocery chain was recalling its store-brand “Southern-Style” and “Mustard” potato salads because of concerns they have been tainted with E. coli bacteria, according to state agricultural officials.
Judge: Illegal immigrant notices can’t go out yet
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week containing notification of more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Sorting system may help treat cancer patients
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Thousands more lung cancer patients each year could be offered surgery or other aggressive therapy under a new system that classifies many tumors as more treatable than in the past.
Perry-Lecompton 46, Leavenworth Immaculata 0
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Perry-Lecompton racked up 348 yards of offense to the Raiders’ 46. The game was out of reach by halftime as the Kaws led 36-0. Quarterback Caleb Denton opened the floodgates with a 48-yard pass to Shane Gimzo in the first. The following score was less conventional, however, as the Kaws scored a team safety when a snap went through the back of the end zone.
Distorted plan
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We would like to clarify inaccuracies in Mike Caron’s Aug. 21 letter. This “local developer” is a small excavating company, trying to offset the huge amount of city taxes and expenses involved with a heavy-industrial-zoned lot. It was the only feasible location that met all the limitations and rules of the city and county and their small business regulations.
Impeach Bush
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The American people have been lied to and have been used by the Bush-Cheney administration. They have run a secret government with wide-sweeping secret changes against the people and democracy.
Races may mean interesting September
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C9
On deck, a scintillating September. Boston is trying to hold off the Yankees (plenty of history there). The Chicago Cubs, those lovable losers, are clinging to first place! And the NL West remains wide open for anyone who wants it. Heading into Friday, more than half the teams in the majors were within five games of a playoff spot as baseball geared up for a frantic final month.
China tightens TV controls amid wave of talent shows
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D8
Inspired in part by “American Idol,” Chinese talent shows have captivated millions of viewers in the past two years - and unnerved some Chinese officials. In August, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) labeled one talent show “coarse” and shut it down. Also this year, it ordered producers of another show to avoid scenes of screaming fans and tearful losers, and to stick to “healthy” songs and a “mainstream” wardrobe, state media reported.
Three Fort Riley team members die
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three members of a military transition team from Fort Riley have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Fort Riley officials announced Thursday that two National Guardsmen and a soldier were killed when they were attacked by insurgents during operations in Jalalabad on Monday.
Commission holds line on budget
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B8
Leavenworth County commissioners have completed the county’s 2008 budget, forecasting increased spending but with a steady mill levy. The $53.3 million budget approved after a public hearing Thursday is 18.4 percent higher than the county’s estimated spending for 2007, yet commissioners held the line on property taxes. At the beginning of their meeting Thursday, commissioners faced a proposed budget calling for a levy increase of 1.46 mills.
Buffs, CSU to start early
September 1, 2007
This time, the showdown is at sunrise. Or thereabouts. Rivals Colorado and Colorado State open the season today with a novel 10 a.m. (local time) kickoff at Invesco Field, which comes a bit early for fans trekking down from Fort Collins or Boulder to tailgate before the Rocky Mountain Showdown or for students accustomed to either wolfing down breakfast or grabbing some extra Z’s at that hour.
Where to Write
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 1, 2007
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 1, 1907: “The crusade for an abundance of pure, wholesome water in Lawrence can best and most quickly be settled by the water company spending the money necessary to remove all pollution and sewage containment.
Agreement reached at UN climate talks
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Negotiators from 158 countries reached basic agreement Friday on rough targets aimed at getting some of the world’s biggest polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.
Not humane
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I attended the “Eating Organic” event at Liberty Hall last week and was amazed by the large turnout of people who want to see positive changes to our food supply.
New bookseller focuses on film, the arts
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
After spending almost 10 years working at a used bookstore in Iowa City, Stephen Wootton began his own business centered on Internet book dealing. “It was so much fun sending a book on Buster Keaton to Finland. It’s an amazing thing how you could make so many connections that you never could before,” Wootton says.
Gay couple legally marry before Iowa judge stays earlier ruling
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two men sealed the state’s first legal same-sex marriage with a kiss Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a judge threw out Iowa’s ban on gay marriage and about two hours before he put the ruling on hold. It was a narrow window of opportunity.
Couple wins Lotto for 2nd windfall in 8 years
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A3
How lucky can you get? Adeline and Eugene Angelo won $5 million Thursday after buying the winning ticket in last week’s New York Lotto. In 1996, they won $2.5 million after splitting a $10 million jackpot with three other people.
Summer slide’ nuisance affecting all students
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
The lazy days of summer make for hazy days in the classroom when a new school year begins. With summer vacations over or winding down across the nation, education experts say teachers will spend the first four to six weeks of the new school year simply rehashing material that their young charges learned in the previous school year but forgot over the summer.
Tributes remember Diana, Steve Irwin
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D7
Marathons and commemorations are the order of the day as we enter Labor Day weekend. Animal Planet kicks off a weeklong salute to popular host and wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin, who died Sept. 4, 2006.
Faith Briefs
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D8
Events around Lawrence
Suicide bomber kills 2 Afghan soldiers
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a German military patrol outside the gates of the capital’s airport Friday, killing two Afghan soldiers and wounding 10 people, including a German and four Belgians, officials said.
Court says sonar need outweighs whale threat
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Navy can use high-powered sonar during exercises off the Southern California coast, despite the technology’s threat to whales and other marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Tony Snow resigns; deputy takes his place
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush named a new press secretary on Friday, replacing the high-profile showman Tony Snow with his quieter, stickler-for-detail deputy, Dana Perino.
Many agencies, services to close for Labor Day
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. All city, county, district court and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the general services dministration and the federal courts. They will also be closed in area towns. Banks will be closed.
Stocks have robust day after leaders’ comments
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
Wall Street closed out another erratic week with a big gain Friday after investors took comments from President Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as reassuring signs Wall Street won’t be left to deal with problems in the mortgage and credit markets on its own.
Consumer spending up 0.4 percent in July
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
Consumers returned to the malls in July after taking a breather in June, although worries about the future could make the rebound short-lived.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
Defending his order to cut state spending by at least 4 percent, Gov. John Carlin said in a talk here that affected agencies, including Kansas University, would have to live with the cuts for the remainder of the fiscal year. Carlin said there was evidence the state would have a $47 million funding shortfall for the year.
Sexual-orientation discrimination outlawed
Governor’s order affects 25,000 state employees
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting state employees from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “We need to make sure in Kansas that all of our employees are treated with dignity and respect and that the doors of state employment are open to all,” Sebelius said. The order affects about 25,000 state employees, making it illegal to discriminate against those workers on the basis of whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
K.C. Piper 17, Santa Fe Trail 14 (2OT)
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Turnovers proved costly to the Chargers. SFT threw two interceptions and lost four fumbles. Both teams failed to score in the first half, but Chargers quarterback Ryan Fike finally found the end zone in the third on a seven-yard run.
Turkey tests blend of Islam, democracy
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
The real test of whether Islam and democracy are compatible is taking place not in Iraq or in the Arab world but in Turkey. Right now. Tuesday, a devout Muslim named Abdullah Gul, whose wife wears a head scarf, was elected president of Turkey by the country’s parliament. Turkey is a country where the presidency has traditionally been held by a secular figure, and women in head scarves are banned from government buildings.
Alleged China subsidies focus of WTO inquiry
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
The World Trade Organization opened a formal investigation Friday into allegations by the U.S. and Mexico that China is providing illegal subsidies for a range of industries.
Scouting Report: Dan LeFevour
September 1, 2007
Middle Tennessee State coach Rick Stockstill studied Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour for several weeks before MTSU and CMU played in the Motor City Bowl last December. Here’s his scouting report on the quarterback of Kansas University’s opponent today…
Reminders for Jayhawk fans attending today’s season opener
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jayhawk fans will break out their barbecue grills and coolers today, hours before the 6 p.m. kickoff with Central Michigan. And with 40,000 people expected to attend the season opener at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium, Lawrence police officers will be on the lookout for underage drinkers.
Gardner clips Baldwin
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Gardner-Edgerton capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run with 40 seconds to play, and the score proved decisive in a 14-7 high school football victory Friday over Baldwin.
College Football Schedule
September 1, 2007
What’s on when and what channel
British, French leaders urge action to end Darfur fighting
September 1, 2007
The leaders of Britain and France pledged Friday to step up pressure on their allies to help end the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region, saying it is crucial to quickly deploy more peacekeepers and maintain the threat of sanctions against combatants on both sides.
Mighty Baileyville downs Veritas, 58-8
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
Jerimiah Johnson’s 65-yard kickoff return accounted for the only Veritas Christian score, and B&B Baileyville beat the Eagles, 58-8, in the eight-man football high school football opener for both teams on Friday night.
Lawrence Datebook
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Activists claim sabotage of health products
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Activists claimed to have sabotaged health care products in Britain and France in a long-running and often violent campaign against an animal-testing firm, police said Friday.
Westar plan would trim emissions
Proposal to aid Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Marys
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
Westar Energy Inc. announced it has filed an application with the state to spend $465 million to reduce emissions from its largest and most polluting power plant. “While our plants operate within today’s rules, this project along with those included in the proposed agreement will allow us to meet the new, even tougher clean air regulations under the Clean Air Visibility Rule,” said Bill Eastman, Westar’s director of environmental services.
Club News
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D3
Monks deny online tale of ninja who bested them
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
China’s Shaolin Temple has demanded a public apology from an Internet user who claimed a Japanese ninja beat its kung fu-practicing monks in a showdown, a lawyer said Friday.
Military News
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D5
Many happy returns?
Herford counts on experience, new rule
September 1, 2007
Blame it on inexperience, offset by a wicked combination of being fast and fearless. But Kansas University junior Marcus Herford had a predictable pattern when returning kickoffs last season: He’d catch, accelerate, find the hole and shoot through it like a bullet out of a revolver. After picking up good yardage going relatively straight, he often would get blindsided and flail to the turf, a crash-landing finish to an accomplished mission.
Chavez to discuss hostage-for-rebel deal
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe agreed Friday to allow a representative of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group to travel to Caracas for talks aimed at freeing dozens of rebel-held hostages, including three U.S. defense contractors.
Toddler left at store returned to mother
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Authorities have returned a 2-year-old Kansas boy to his mother, who left him behind at a convenience store in Newcastle, Okla., her attorney said.
Eudora hammers Osawatomie
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Although the score was tied at 7 in the first quarter, Eudora outscored its opponent 21-0 in the second to pull away. Ryan Fisher scored the first two touchdowns - a 28-yard run in the opening quarter and a two-yard run in the second - for the Cardinals.
Penn National files first casino application in Kansas
Company wants to build $295 million hotel, gambling complex in Cherokee County
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B4
A Pennsylvania company with gambling operations in 12 states is the first applicant for a contract to manage a state-owned casino in Kansas. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a $295 million hotel-and-casino complex in Cherokee County, in the state’s far southeast corner. It filed its application Friday with the Kansas Lottery, which would own the casino under a new law.
Lansing 42, Tonganoxie 6
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Typically, running is a major variable in the formula for success for Tonganoxie. On Friday night, the Chieftains averaged only 3.2 yards per rushing attempt.
FCE News
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D3
Mill Valley 21, K.C. Ward 19
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C5
Nicholas Woods gained 196 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown, and Luke Lawyer threw for 123 yards, while Slobodan Kanatzar had 16 tackles in Mill Valley’s victory. Miles Malec contributed three catches for 82 yards for the winners. Lawyer also had an interception.
25 years ago, PC virus started as 9th grade practical joke
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A5
What began as a ninth-grade prank, a way to trick already-suspicious friends who had fallen for his earlier practical jokes, has earned Rich Skrenta notoriety as the first person ever to let loose a personal computer virus.
Fire department says all major fires under control
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
All major blazes in Greece were under control Friday, and firefighters were working to extinguish smaller fires in the southern part of the country.
Search for 6 miners indefinitely suspended
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Federal officials have indefinitely suspended efforts to find six men trapped for nearly four weeks inside a coal mine after a robotic camera failed to provide any useful information, an attorney for the men’s families said Friday.
Unusual hearing follows traffic stop
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
Laura West claims the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who stopped her “vessel” on the night of June 11 west of Lawrence had no right to arrest her. She’s never had a driver’s license and doesn’t need one, West said as she represented herself Friday in Douglas County District Court. “I was not operating a vehicle; I was exercising my right to travel,” West, 21, told Judge Robert Fairchild. “I was in a private vessel on a religious mission.”
China begins recall systems for food, toys amid scandals
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
China’s first nationwide recall systems for unsafe food and toys came into effect Friday in one of the strongest steps taken by Beijing to clean up the country’s scandal-hit manufacturing industry.
Pope Benedict attending green youth festival
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
Pope Benedict XVI is taking a new step in the Vatican’s environmental campaign, leading a youth festival this weekend where participants will use recycled prayer books, biodegradable plates and backpacks made from reused nylon.
Tigers, Illinois facing great expectations
September 1, 2007
The last time Missouri entered a season with such high expectations, things didn’t go so well. This year, the Tigers are determined to live up to the hype. Expectations are growing, too, for Illinois as the Illini and Tigers prepare for today’s opener at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Illinois was 2-10 last season but third year coach Ron Zook’s recruiting class was considered among the best in the nation.
Fort Riley soldier killed in insurgent attack
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
An Army sergeant from Fort Riley was killed in an insurgent attack on his vehicle in Iraq, the military said Friday. Staff Sgt. Jason M. Butkus, 34, of West Milford, N.J., died Thursday after the attack in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
Fuel spill fouls southwest coastline
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A2
Miles of rocky shoreline and mangrove thickets have been fouled by a fuel spill drifting along Puerto Rico’s southwest coast, environmental officials said Friday.
Administration wants to give immunity for spy program
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Bush administration wants the power to grant legal immunity to telecommunications companies that are slapped with privacy suits for cooperating with the White House’s controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.
U.S says detainees are more disruptive
September 1, 2007 in print edition on A7
“Mass disturbances” are up sharply at the Guantanamo Bay prison this year despite a security overhaul and the release of dozens of prisoners, according to a new U.S. military report. A one-page report titled “Danger Inside the Wire” said there were 385 mass disturbances in the first six months of 2007 compared with 201 for all of 2006, an increase of more than 90 percent with half the year still to go.
Sextuplets start kindergarten
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
Choking back the tears that could have engulfed the moment, Sondra Headrick watched her six babies march off to kindergarten with a happy smile. One by one, Danielle, Jaycie, Grant, Melissa, Ethan and Sean hugged their parents goodbye, found their classmates and teachers at Norwich Elementary, and started their first day of school.
Apology for what?
Guitarist Keith Richards is up in arms, but performers should be prepared to handle the comments of reviewers who think they didn’t get their money’s worth.
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B6
When entertainers charge $145 for a ticket to watch them perform, they have to accept the bitter with the sweet, for example, unfavorable reviews when they fall short of expectations.
Free State strikes early, but falls, 34-27
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bob Lisher and the Free State Firebirds didn’t take the football field Friday night hoping for a moral victory against Olathe South. But after four quarters of battle with the Sunflower League’s preseason favorite, that’s exactly what they got. Despite an explosive first quarter in which the Firebirds scored touchdowns two of the first three times they touched the ball, Olathe South’s size and experience prevailed, 34-27, at Haskell Stadium.
Keegan: KU gray areas analyzed
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
It’s worthwhile taking one last look at the gray areas of the 2007 Kansas University football team, unit-by-unit, on paper before the the Jayhawks take the field tonight at Memorial Stadium in the season opener against Central Michigan.
KU punter seeks consistency
September 1, 2007
Determining whether Kansas University punter Kyle Tucker had a good season last year depends on what way you look at it. Pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line? Yeah, that was good. His average? By his standards, it stunk.
Native threads
Tradition, culture stitched together in quilts created by Haskell women
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D1
Growing up on the Sicangu Lakota reservation at Rosebud, S.D., Marilyn Thunder Hawk always envied those who had star quilts. The brightly colored blankets, with a symbolic star in the middle, were given as a way to honor friends and relatives. “I’d see them, and only certain people would have them,” says Thunder Hawk, who lives in Lawrence. “I wondered why certain people were so special to have them.”
Ravens’ McGahee gets work
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Not even $40 million running back Willis McGahee could stir much excitement Friday at the Georgia Dome. McGahee was one of the few players with name recognition to play in a game decided by second-string kickers. Atlanta defeated Baltimore, 13-10, when Matt Prater, in just his second day with the Falcons, kicked two fourth-quarter field goals.
Four NFL preseason games are two too many
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C6
Champ Bailey, Nick Ferguson, Dre Bly and John Lynch stood on the sidelines, wearing no pads and laughing constantly. They were fully prepared in case the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals decided a flag-football game would be more appropriate, and more interesting, for the second half of Thursday’s exhibition clash. Are fans, players and coaches served by the National Football League’s four-game preseason?
On the Record
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B2
¢ Burglaries and thefts reported¢ Emergency calls¢ Fire calls
Phils stretch winning streak to six
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kyle Kendrick took a fastball off his right arm trying to bunt in the second inning, but he still pitched seven innings, and the Phillies extended their winning streak to a season-best six games.
Commodities
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B5
¢ Chicago markets¢ Local markets¢ Nonferrous metals
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 1, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at BP Amoco, 23rd and Louisiana streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Princes Harry, William recall ‘fun-loving, genuine’ mother
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D7
Princess Diana should be remembered as a loving, down-to-earth mother, Prince Harry said Friday at a memorial service where a bishop urged an end to a decade of bitterness over her death and her broken marriage.
Winfield theater crew reunion announced
September 1, 2007 in print edition on D8
Members of Winfield Community Theatre are looking for everyone who acted, directed, built sets and costumes, found props or made any other contributions in the past 40 years for a reunion.
KU volleyball upended by MSU
September 1, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team fell to Michigan State, three games to two, Friday night at the Spartan Invitational. The Jayhawks lost, 30-16, 26-30, 30-22, 19-30, 15-4.