Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2007

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6:00 a.m.
Scientists from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets survey polar ice sheets on Greenland. Their research looks at how melting ice sheets will contribute to rising sea levels. The center is based at Kansas University. KU provides key research on global warming
September 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
In August, Kansas University research assistant Claude Laird braved below-freezing temperatures and a trek across Greenland’s ice divide. Two months before, George Tsoflias, an assistant professor of geophysics, was planting explosives and recording the blasts in the world’s fastest moving glacier. And, this past winter, associate professor of aerospace engineering Rick Hale and graduate student Bill Donovan were testing how well unmanned airplanes could fly over Antarctica’s barren ice sheet.
12:00 p.m.
Tom Cox, a KU senior from Shawnee, Kan., who rides his scooter to classes, said he is applying the information he learned in a motorcycle safety course to riding his scooter. Scooters a popular transportation choice for economic reasons and fun
September 2, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Riding on a scooter gives Ruth Lichtwardt a sense of freedom that she would take over a car trip any day. “It’s the closest thing to flying you can do on the ground,” the 48-year-old Lawrence resident said. She has driven scooters since 1983.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence's newest art gallery opens Friday with a reception to celebrate its first exhibit, "Thresholds," which features a cadre of top-notch artists with local ties. Owner and artist Sally Piller dubbed the venue 6 Gallery, and she's pictured there, 716 1/2 Mass., where she'll also have a personal studio to create paintings and prints. Fresh canvas
September 2, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Lawrence’s newest art gallery opens Friday. It’s a cozy space, tucked into a basement that once housed a music store on Massachusetts Street. Local artist Sally Piller is the brains behind the operation, which she calls 6 Gallery. “As far as having any experience in this business, I don’t have any. But I feel like that can’t be a liability because you might as well reinvent the wheel,” she says.

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6Sports video: KU XC dominates home invite
September 2, 2007
It was back to business as usual this weekend for Colby Wissel and the KU mens and womens cross country teams. For the third consecutive year, bot teams swept the competition at the Bob Timmons Invitational.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks rout Chippewas
September 2, 2007
The 2007 college football season is officially underway and Kansas football fans finally received some answers to their questions. Just how would Todd Reesing perform after earning the starting QB job? And would the Kansas defense bounce back after a season that ranked them dead last in the country on pass defense?
6News video: Eudora teacher’s art displayed at Wheatfields
September 2, 2007
An entire body of artwork, based on a breakfast food favorite, heats up discussion for diners at a local bakery. It’s the quirky subject matter that’s the talk of the town making its creator, a Eudora High art teacher the toast of the town.
6News video: Baker student hospitalized after rollover
September 2, 2007
A Baker University spokesman says the 20-year-old woman, a junior from Vancouver, Washington, is at a Kansas City area hospital after the accident this afternoon two miles southeast of Lawrence. The white Nissan Pathfinder was headed north on County Road 1055 around 12:30 when it veered off the road.
6News video: KU researchers studying ice sheets
September 2, 2007
From Greenland to Antarctica, KU researchers have gone to the coldest regions of the planet as they work on one of today’s hot-button issues: global warming. Their travels are spurred by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.
6News video: Local home inspector still busy
September 2, 2007
Event the sluggish real estate market isn’t slowing down an area home inspector. Steve Bauer recorded his 10,000th inspection last week when he reviewed the condition of a home west of Centennial Park.
6News video: More Boomers switching careers
September 2, 2007
More women in the 40’s and 50’s seem to be switching careers for work that is more challenging or rewarding. One woman traded a Hollywood lifestyle for work that betters children’s lives.
One-vehicle rollover causes injury
01:03 p.m., September 2, 2007 Updated 03:15 p.m.
A medical crew and Douglas County Sheriff’s officers have responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident southeast of Lawrence.
The Fifth Quarter: KU 52, Central Michigan 7
September 2, 2007
Tying up the loose ends from KU’s 52-7 opening night thrashing of Central Michigan.
U.S. combat deaths decline by half, prompting questions
Analysts debate whether data reflects success or changing insurgent tactics
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A11
American combat deaths in Iraq have dropped by half in the three months since the buildup of 28,000 additional U.S. troops reached full strength, surprising analysts and dividing them as to why.
Fresh canvas
New art gallery offers variation on a theme
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lawrence’s newest art gallery opens Friday. It’s a cozy space, tucked into a basement that once housed a music store on Massachusetts Street. Local artist Sally Piller is the brains behind the operation, which she calls 6 Gallery. “As far as having any experience in this business, I don’t have any. But I feel like that can’t be a liability because you might as well reinvent the wheel,” she says.
Kansas football notebook
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C7
Raimond Pendleton fielded the punt and moved into a clearing and ran as fast as he could. At the last instant, he slowed down to execute a horizontal leap into the end zone. KU coach Mark Mangino then removed his headset and sprinted as fast as he could down the sideline, and it wasn’t to congratulate the sophomore receiver out of Garland, Texas.
Cities struggle to find managers
More administrators taking nontraditional paths to top jobs
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jenny Hesseltine expects to get her first city manager’s job in a small town. “Coming from a small town, I really feel like that’s where I want to start out,” said the Kansas University graduate student from Fairfield, Iowa. Hesseltine may be the exception rather than the norm among college students seeking master’s degrees in public administration to become city managers or administrators.
Well supported youth triathlon on tap
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
It didn’t take Ryan Robinson long to find out how willing Lawrence citizens are when it comes to volunteering. After giving a five-minute talk about the IronKids Triathlon at the Dog Days public summer conditioning program, he immediately had a line of 25 individuals ready to donate time for the IronKids event that will be held 9 a.m. today at Free State High.
Buchholz throws no-no
Boston rookie baffles Baltimore in 10-0 victory
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major-league start, just hours after the Boston Red Sox promoted him from the minors Saturday night. The 23-year-old righty became the first Red Sox rookie to throw a no-no, baffling Baltimore with an assortment of curves, changeups and fastballs in a 10-0 victory.
Texas unimpressive in victory
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C9
Colt McCoy threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and No. 4 Texas stumbled through a sloppy 21-13 season-opening win over Arkansas State on Saturday night, narrowly avoiding yet another huge upset on the day.
Missouri survives Illinois
Tigers hang on for 40-34 victory
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C9
A seemingly safe 24-point lead in hand, Missouri nearly self-destructed over the final 20 minutes of Saturday’s season opener against Illinois. It took a leaping interception by Cornelius Brown at the one-yard-line with 51 seconds to play to salvage the Tigers’ 40-34 win.
Best-Sellers
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D3
The top-selling books for this week.
Latest bass rage: swim baits
If you don’t throw a swim bait, you can’t compete’
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C12
Until a couple of months ago, John Albidrez enjoyed most of his success in bass fishing using a particular brand and color of plastic worms. But the scale never lies.
Prices run high for collectible American art pottery
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D4
“The Kovels’ Collectors Guide to American Art Pottery” was one of two books published in 1974 that explained art pottery. Organized information about factories, marks and artists was included, as well as pictures of the best pottery.
Casual games attracting more women to industry
PC-based titles on Internet proving to be popular among female players
September 2, 2007 in print edition on E1
You might think that the face of one of the hottest areas in gaming right now is a young male in his 20s who owns the latest supercharged gaming system from Microsoft or Sony - or both.But you’d be wrong.
Illegal immigration reshapes culture of small-town Iowa
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Everyone knew they were there, doing dirty and dangerous work in the meatpacking plant. They had come more than 1,000 miles, from impoverished rural Mexico to the lush corn country of the Midwest. Some looked the other way. Others offered a helping hand.
Borrowers, economists keep eyes on interest rates
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
Is the long wait coming to an end for borrowers who would like to see interest rates go down? The Federal Reserve hasn’t sliced a key interest rate - now at 5.25 percent - in four years.
Superintendent celebrates student achievement
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
I want to celebrate student achievement today. And, since the theme for this morning’s breakfast centers on arts in education, I thought it appropriate to focus on some of our students’ accomplishments in the arts.
Eye for detail
Steve Bauer at 10,000 inspections - and counting
September 2, 2007 in print edition on E1
Steve Bauer wriggles into crawl spaces, closes doors and climbs on roofs for a living, spotting more than a few cracked foundations, inoperable dishwashers and soiled carpets during his more than two decades as a property inspector.
New cathedral setting high marks in expense, design
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor.
Utah mine collapse shifts from rescue to closure, investigation
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Signs of prayer and support for six trapped miners remained on display Saturday as residents of central Utah’s coal belt struggled with the realization that the men would not be found alive.
Feds come up with ID plan to restrict volunteers at disasters
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Retiree Gene O’Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
Colombians convicted in plot against Chavez free
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
More than two dozen Colombian prisoners arrested three years ago in an alleged plot against President Hugo Chavez were freed Saturday in a goodwill gesture he hopes will help facilitate a prisoner exchange in Colombia.
War pushed transformation in Europe
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
On a bluff above the sand and a half a mile from the ocean’s edge at low tide, which was the condition when the first allied soldiers left their landing craft, a round circle of concrete five feet in diameter provides a collar for a hole in the ground. On the morning of June 6, 1944, the hole was Widerstandsnest (nest of resistance) 62, a German machine gun emplacement.
Modern images still skew gender roles
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
I’m willing to bet that Judd Apatow didn’t read “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” or at least not the chapter on “Girls.” The advice includes such tidbits as “be careful with humor,” “avoid being vulgar,” and “make sure you are well-scrubbed.”
Ethical issue
A city employee who operates substandard rental property is a poor reflection on our city government.
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
A landlord who has been fined for substandard conditions at his own rental property doesn’t seem like the ideal person to be handling landlord-tenant mediation for the city’s Human Relations Department.
Cynicism, paranoia mark U.S.-Russia dance
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
Russian prosecutors say that the separate grisly murders of two of the Kremlin’s most vocal opponents during the past year have a common motive: They were committed by enemies of Vladimir Putin to frame and embarrass his government.
Holiday hours announced
September 2, 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 administration and the federal courts. They will also be closed in area towns.Banks will be closed.
Horoscopes
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D5
You will accept even more responsibility this year than you have in a long time. Don’t say “yes” to someone just because you want to please that person. Don’t take on too much. Be open to creative approaches to work.
Chicken farmers skeptical recruits for terror war
Poultry farms’ propane tanks potential targets
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
In 28 years of raising chickens, Virgil Shockley has had his share of worries, from bird disease to pollution. But nothing prepared him for the latest concern sweeping the poultry industry: Local farms could be deemed terrorist targets by the U.S. government.
Redmond lifts Minnesota
Reserve catcher’s double keys victory
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mike Redmond has been an invaluable backup catcher for Minnesota over the last three years. Pressed into more playing time with Joe Mauer hurt and fighting persistent pain in his finger, Redmond hasn’t let up.
Family shares friendly rivalry at KU game
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Brandon and Sarah Warner, 2003 Kansas University graduates, had a party divided on Saturday during KU’s first game of the season against Central Michigan University. The couple, who live in Lenexa, tailgated this weekend with CMU fans, including Sarah’s father, a CMU professor; her brother, a CMU graduate; and his girlfriend, a CMU senior, outside Memorial Stadium before watching the game, the first time the teams have competed against each other.
CMU: Mistakes proved costly
September 2, 2007
Dan LeFevour summed up Central Michigan’s opening loss succinctly enough. “They made plays and we didn’t,” LeFevour said. “That’s about it.”
Virginia Tech takes emotional victory
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Virginia Tech charged onto the field with an enormous burden. Barely adults, these guys were playing for themselves, playing for their school, playing for all those maroon-clad fans. Most important, they were playing for 32 Hokies who weren’t at Lane Stadium.
Nation still squeamish about gays
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
He was an important political figure, arrested for engaging in lewd conduct in a public men’s room. Married, with children, he told no one. Instead he pleaded guilty without even hiring a lawyer, hoping the problem would quietly disappear.
People in the news
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D5
¢ Clooney has kind words for Obama, Democrats¢ ‘Family Ties’ actor gets 2 years’ probation¢ Comedy club not happy with Andy Dick
Keegan: Reesing strikes a pose
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Heisman campaigns must start somewhere. Why not right here in your hands? The life-size posters, the wallet cards, the glossy literature : all that will arrive in voters’ mailboxes later. For now, this must do. Todd “Sparky” Reesing was that impressive Saturday evening against a bad defense in a 52-7 blowout victory against Central Michigan.
Flyin’ high
Jayhawks do little wrong in opening rout
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
If Kansas University’s football team is plagued with any glaring weaknesses this year, they’ll have to be exposed another time. Because what 46,815 fans witnessed during Saturday’s season opener was a shiny new team, a superior product that did little wrong and a performance that had the supporters dreaming of what might come to be over the next three months.
Calendars rearranged to maximize learning
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
While it’s the start of the school year for most U.S. students, children at Barcroft Elementary have been at their desks for nearly a month - and they’re fine with that.
Defense allays coach’s worries
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C7
Call him a worry wart, but Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was a bit stressed about game-planning for Central Michigan’s offense. “I was really concerned earlier in the week that we were asking our defense to do too much,” Mangino said. Don’t sweat it, coach.
August marks second deadliest month for civilians, report says
Congress to hear testimony on new strategy next week
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A11
Civilian deaths rose in August to their second-highest monthly level this year, according to figures compiled Saturday by The Associated Press. That raises questions about whether U.S. strategy is working days before Congress receives landmark reports that will decide the course of the war.
PWCs can be dangerous
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C12
Are personal watercraft dangerous? The answer to that question depends on who is driving. Recent figures show that PWCs represent nine percent of all registered vessels in the U.S., but account for 26 percent of reported boating accidents.
Big Muddy float on tap
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C12
If you have a canoe and an interest in learning more about the Missouri River, the Missouri River Communities Network has an event for you.
Wichita pet cemetery needs to relocate animals
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Humane Society officials are trying to determine what to do with the remains of about 1,500 animals buried in a pet cemetery behind a society building that will close soon.
Business contests Lipodissolve ruling
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
A company that provides a fat-dissolving injection called Lipodissolve is contesting a state board’s decision to restrict the procedure in Kansas. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts ruled on Aug. 18 that Lipodissolve can’t be dispensed unless it is authorized by a doctor as part of an investigational drug trial.
Necessary or Not
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s showcase featuring ‘Necessary or Not’ by Sandra Gail Teichmann.
Shooting range grants available
W&P aims to help build or improve ranges to meet growing need
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C12
More than 19 million Americans enjoy target shooting, and more citizens are turning to the shooting sports as a leisure-time activity.
Cubs’ Lee, Ramirez flex muscles
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Cubs can hit home runs after all. Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run, tie-breaking homer, and Derrek Lee later added a solo shot in a 4-3 win over Houston.
Lions’ Hedges wins CC race
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Dylan Hedges won the boys individual title, and LHS placed fourth as a team at the Manhattan Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
Artists sought for last ArtMarket of year
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D7
Lawrence’s newest art fair series, the Lawrence ArtMarket, ends its 2007 season with a Sept. 22 bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St. The ArtMarket is open to all artists and artisans who create original artwork ranging from the weird to the wonderful. Eligible media include ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.
Baker stumbles, 42-24
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Missouri Western scored two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter and rolled to a 42-24 college football victory Saturday night against Baker University.
Help appreciated
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Good Samaritans abound in Lawrence! Scott Zaremba, our Samaritan, would not accept a reward for his kindness. We two octogenarians appreciated what he did for us and wish to tell people about it. Last Sunday we took a drive, exploring the gravel roads toward Baldwin.
Homework pays
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I read Kelly Kelin’s letter with great interest. As a teacher at Free State High School, I hear similar concerns from students quite often - that the workload imposed by teachers is impinging on their jobs and leisure time. Kelly’s math skills joke flew right over my feeble mathematical mind until she pointed it out to me.
KU volleyball wins; Bechard becomes winningest coach
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ray Bechard became the winningest coach in Kansas University volleyball history Saturday night following a 3-1 victory over Missouri State at the Michigan State Invitational. KU prevailed 30-22, 30-21, 22-30, 32-30.
Chiefs shelve Holmes; Reid sliced
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas City Chiefs placed former Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes on the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday, guaranteeing that his absence from the game will stretch to almost two years.
Exhibit to celebrate Bishop Quayle
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D7
An exhibit honoring Bishop William A. Quayle will be on display at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Quayle Rare Bible Collection in the Spencer Library Wing on the Baker University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Scooters a popular transportation choice for economic reasons and fun
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Riding on a scooter gives Ruth Lichtwardt a sense of freedom that she would take over a car trip any day. “It’s the closest thing to flying you can do on the ground,” the 48-year-old Lawrence resident said. She has driven scooters since 1983.
U.S. options limited on Myanmar change
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Bush administration and lawmakers from both parties are pushing for the U.N. Security Council to condemn Myanmar’s recent crackdown on activists.
Shocking trend
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: What are these families thinking about when they teach their child to relieve themselves in the back yard by a tree? That woman in Massachusetts is exposing her child to the public and teaching her that it is proper to go to the bathroom wherever the urge occurs.
YouTube star readies for Replay
Harvey Sid Fisher parlays odd astrological videos into Midwest tour
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
The names became iconic virtually overnight. Tay Zonday, Sammy Stephens, Harvey Sid Fisher. It’s safe to say each of these “amateur” singers has amassed millions of fans. They are among the most popular voices/faces on YouTube, the video-sharing Web site that Time Magazine dubbed the 2006 invention of the year.
Performance goes on despite church objection
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two Orlando theaters Saturday offered stages for a prep-school production of La Cage aux Folles that was halted after an Episcopal bishop complained about the show’s themes. Both the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Repertory Theatre - a group for youngsters - offered Saturday to provide a venue next weekend for Trinity Preparatory School’s performances.
Power-sharing talks at ‘standstill’
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Power-sharing talks between former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto and President Gen. Pervez Musharraf were deadlocked Saturday, setting back efforts to end military rule as pressure grows to restore democracy.
Tuition battle brewing
Law that let some illegal immigrants get in-state rates faces another fierce attack
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Expect another knockdown, drag-out fight in the next legislative session over in-state tuition for some illegal immigrant students. Only this time, the debate will be super-charged as it will occur before the entire state House and Senate face the voters in 2008.
Beer hunter’ Michael Jackson dies at 65 in London home
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D5
Michael Jackson, a leading world beer critic who praised the brews of Belgium and acknowledged he would never be as famous as “that Michael Jackson,” has died. He was 65.
Appy State stuns Michigan
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Chances are, most of the 110,000 fans at the Big House had no idea exactly where Appalachian State is located. By the time they saw a blocked field goal in the final seconds, this much was certain: The little Mountaineers pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32.
Altitude to blame, no doubt, for vacation silliness
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D2
I’m lucky to have friends in high places. The place I refer to is Swan Valley, Idaho (elevation: 5,315 feet), where a gal pal of mine has a summer place on the Snake River. I’d never been to Idaho, Yellowstone National Park or Jackson Hole, Wyo., so when she invited me and our girlfriends for a visit, how could I refuse?
Man recovers lost pants, $41,000
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was embarrassing enough that Mark Stahnke woke up in a neighbor’s yard without his pants. Then he remembered they contained a cashier’s check for $41,093, meant for his son, and several hundred dollars in cash.
Hairy men vie for mustache, beard titles
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
One contestant had a mustache twisted into the shape of London’s Tower Bridge; others sported bushy beards that would make Grizzly Adams envious. In the end, Beard Team USA nabbed four of the top honors - by a whisker - at the World Beard and Mustache Championships.
On the road’ again
Jack Kerouac still inspires the young and old
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D3
Manya Callahan, manager of the Barnes & Noble Downtown store, sees them all the time, young and old, looking for books by Lowell’s most famous citizen. “They’re usually wearing backpacks and they kind of have a sense of adventure about them,” she says. “They walk inside, looking kind of nervous, then go up to me and ask if I have anything by Jack Kerouac.”
The value of CBGB’s Hilly Kristal
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D6
For obvious and legitimate reasons, Hilly Kristal was best known for nurturing the mid-‘70s underground musical explosion thrown together under the umbrella of “punk” or “new wave.”
Black Widow’ Buffalo’s newest eating champ
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
When it comes to wolfing wings, Sonya Thomas is a wiz. The 105-pound competitive eater who goes by “The Black Widow” bested a dozen beefy rivals Saturday night, scarfing 173 wings in 12 minutes to win the wing-eating contest at the National Buffalo Wing Festival.
Child draws interest in coloring contest
September 2, 2007 in print edition on E1
Mika Gillman is getting plenty of interest for her drawing, above, submitted as part of a coloring contest involving KU Credit Union’s Johnny Appleseed Savings and Ecology Club, which teaches children about money and the value of savings.
Lawrence Datebook
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Baseball can be a fickle game
As usual, season full of surprising performances - good and bad
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Remember back to your fantasy draft in late March. Somebody, in a vaguely early round, called out the name “B.J. Upton,” and all the other owners hooted and howled. Amateur, they called Upton’s drafter. Wasn’t he aware that Delmon Young was the young Devil Ray to draft?
Applications sought for Holiday Art Fair
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D7
The Lawrence Art Guild is now accepting applications for the 2007 Holiday Art Fair, which will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
State having record year in marijuana enforcement
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
From the ground, the pine forests near the North Carolina line appear unremarkable - rows of trees that eventually will be chopped down to make way for a housing development. But hidden among the trees, easily visible only from the air, is a bumper crop of what some experts consider South Carolina’s most lucrative harvest: marijuana.
LHS, KU alumnus on cover of Dance magazine
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D2
Jun Kuribayashi, a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University, appears in a photograph of the Pilobolus dance company on the cover of the September issue of Dance Magazine.
Auburn escapes against K-State
Wildcats scare No. 18 Tigers, but falter in fourth quarter, 23-13
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C9
Auburn didn’t win it with talent, style or grace. “We gutted it out. That was a gut win,” Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville said. Brandon Cox threw a touchdown pass to Gabe McKenzie with 2:01 remaining, and Antonio Coleman returned a fumble for a score moments later to give No. 18 Auburn a 23-13 win over Kansas State on Saturday night.
Bankruptcies
September 2, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Hawaii soccer rolls over Kansas, 4-0
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Hawaii exploded for three second-half goals and spoiled Kansas University’s season soccer opener with a 4-0 victory early Saturday.
Hedges Realtor earns designation
September 2, 2007 in print edition on E1
Robbie Derritt, a Realtor with Realty Executives-Hedges Real Estate in Lawrence, recently received the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation, considered a benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.
Campaign would deport criminals, families
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
The campaign poster was blatant in its xenophobic symbolism: Three white sheep kicking out a black sheep over a caption that read “for more security.” The message was not from a fringe force in Switzerland’s political scene but from its largest party.
Clinton, Obama join Democrats in skipping states
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards on Saturday joined three other Democrats who say they will skip states that break party rules by holding early primaries.
Don’t skip a rebate offer
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
Many companies offer a wealth of product discounts through consumer rebates. But many people who buy a product offering a rebate fail to cash in on these offers, either by overlooking the rebate offer, or by falling short on providing documentation or meeting a rebate deadline.
KU dominates Timmons race
Wissel, Hefferon place 1-2; Jayhawks sweep titles
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Rim Rock Farm is a special place for Kansas University cross country runner Colby Wissel. Saturday, the senior conquered the course - and the competition - one last time in winning the Bob Timmons Invitational. Prior to this weekend, the last time Wissel had raced Rim Rock was the 2006 Big 12 Conference cross country championship. He won that race, too.
Troops kill 70 Taliban as violence runs high
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
U.S.-led coalition and Afghan security forces killed about 70 suspected militants in Afghanistan, where violence is running at its highest level since the ouster of the Taliban regime six years ago, authorities said Saturday.
U.S. wraps up spot in 2008 Olympics
Redd, Anthony lead way as Americans pummel Puerto Rico, 135-91, in semifinals
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Americans are headed to Beijing, looking good enough to be golden again. Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points, Michael Redd had 23, and the United States earned a spot in the 2008 Olympics by crushing Puerto Rico 135-91 on Saturday in the semifinals of the FIBA Americas tournament.
Former Taliban hostages return home, apologize
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Looking wan and exhausted, and apologizing for the trouble they have caused their nation, South Korean missionaries held hostage for six weeks in Afghanistan arrived home early this morning. The 19 young Christians released last week by Taliban captors returned to a country thankful for their safe return but angered by what has been widely portrayed as the recklessness of the missionaries and the church that sent them into a war zone.
Pope decries collapse of marriages at festival
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI decried the collapse of marriages, telling tens of thousands of young Catholics Saturday that he was praying that a crisis in traditional family values doesn’t become an “irreversible failure.”
Pless credits determination
September 2, 2007
Willie Pless, the 14th Kansas University football player inducted into the Ring of Honor, earned it largely because he was the leading tackler in school history. What made Pless, honored at halftime of KU’s 52-7 victory over Central Michigan, such a superior tackler?
Bill seeks to crack down on strange names
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Venezuelans have a penchant for creative naming, with some parents giving their children unusual names like Hersony, Nohemar - or even Superman.
Patience required to teach canines positive reinforcement
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D8
Training dogs using positive, no-force methods requires planning and careful thought. Operant conditioning includes the positive reinforcement of a desired response or behavior, and withholding reinforcement for an undesired response/behavior. A phenomenon to be aware of is an extinction burst, and novice dog handlers should plan for its occurrence and be prepared to deal with it.
Celebrities paid big bucks to add buzz to nightclubs
September 2, 2007 in print edition on D5
Three years ago, as Paris Hilton was about to turn 24, the celebutante got a sense of her worth to the nightclub industry in Las Vegas. She had celebrated her previous three birthdays at Light, the Bellagio hotel-casino nightclub run by the Light Group. But for her 24th, another company swooped in with an offer that trumped the standard private jet to and from L.A., a free stay at a luxury suite, a sumptuous dinner and, of course, free booze.
4 Mega Millions tickets win $330M grand prize
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Four winning tickets were sold - one in each of four states - for a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $330 million, lottery officials said early Saturday.
KU provides key research on global warming
Scientists travel great distances for data
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
In August, Kansas University research assistant Claude Laird braved below-freezing temperatures and a trek across Greenland’s ice divide. Two months before, George Tsoflias, an assistant professor of geophysics, was planting explosives and recording the blasts in the world’s fastest moving glacier. And, this past winter, associate professor of aerospace engineering Rick Hale and graduate student Bill Donovan were testing how well unmanned airplanes could fly over Antarctica’s barren ice sheet.
Army’s $20,000 bonus helps boost recruitment goals
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
Bored with life on his family’s South Carolina horse farm, Willard McCormick decided that military service was the right plan for his future. And when the Army dangled its new, $20,000 recruiting bonus in front of him, the decision got a lot easier.
Landmark loses accreditation
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
Financial problems have cost Union Station its professional accreditation, which could hurt the station’s efforts to attract future exhibits.
School bans game of tag after students complain
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.
P.M.: We can’t lag behind in nuclear sphere
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
India’s prime minister said the country should not lag behind in the nuclear power sector, and should become a full-fledged participant of international trade in reactors and uranium.
Miami wins coach’s debut
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Randy Shannon’s debut as coach of the Miami Hurricanes was a breeze. Javarris James ran for two touchdowns, Tavares Gooden and Calais Campbell had interceptions to set up easy scoring drives, and the Hurricanes recorded six sacks while beating Marshall, 31-3, Saturday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 2, 1907: “The controversy continues over the condition of city water and Dr. S.J. Crumbine of the state health board is being summoned to talk to the city council on the important matter. Some, including university scientists, say the city water tends to be polluted and contain sewage.
Prosecutor: Car bomb aimed to destabilize
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
The massive explosion in Nazran, the largest city in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, could have been designed to destabilize the situation there, the republic’s prosecutor said Saturday.
Quadriplegic mayor works for accessibility
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
He holds the most powerful seat in town, and that seat happens to be a wheelchair. With his perspective as a quadriplegic, Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal said his town could be more accessible to people with disabilities. “You really don’t understand the problems, day-to-day, disabled people have,” Vestal said.
Woman claims roadkill is actually mythical creature
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She’s been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it.
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigns in storm over sex sting arrest
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
In a subdued ending to a week of startling political theater, Sen. Larry Craig announced his resignation Saturday, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about damage from his arrest and guilty plea in a gay sex sting.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce was planning a Leadership Lawrence program to help develop more potential young trend-setters in the community.
Felix upgraded to hurricane; storm in Mexico leaves 6 dead
September 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hurricane Felix gathered strength Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and winds, snapping small boats loose from their moorings and toppling utility poles on its route toward the Caribbean island of Aruba.
No. 2 seed Sharapova shocked
Poland’s Radwanska downs defending U.S. Open champion
September 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
Bothered by swirling gusts and a teen’s surprising moxie, Maria Sharapova was completely lost. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland pulled off the shocker, beating the defending U.S. Open champion 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in a third-round match that took a startling turn Saturday.