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Archive for Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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West vs. Shawnee Mission South Pieroguys Pierogies
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Polls
What do you think of City Hall's attempt to close down Last Call?

Poll results

Response Percent
Right decision
 
76%
Wrong decision
 
18%
Undecided
 
5%
Total 780
What do you think of the high-intensity activated crosswalk on East 11th Street?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s necessary for pedestrians
 
56%
It’s too confusing
 
29%
Undecided
 
13%
Total 101
Videos

Lead stories

5:04 a.m.
Johnny Landa Teen faces murder charge in girl’s death
September 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Johnson County prosecutors filed a second-degree murder charge Tuesday against a 19-year-old De Soto man, accusing him of recklessly driving away while his 17-year-old girlfriend, who later died from her injuries, fell to the ground.
9:00 a.m.
Chip Farley cruises into Lawrence after a trip on the Kansas River for the past two days. Farley and two other volunteers spent time on the Kaw inspecting the waterway from Topeka to Lawrence. Friends of Kaw take stock of conditions along river
September 5, 2007 in print edition on 3A
An inventory of the good, the bad and the ugly is being taken along the Kansas River from Junction City to the Missouri border. “Nobody has any real good feel for what is going on in the river,” said Laura Calwell, the Kansas riverkeeper, a nongovernmental advocate for the river. “This is just so we know what the river is like so when it changes we can record it.”
1:00 p.m.
Pieroguys Pierogies employee Kyle Schwartz, left, and owners Frank Gazella, center, and Drew Misak work Thursday to prepare several dozen pierogies in the kitchen at the Eagles Lodge. The business has begun selling the Eastern European dumplings at Checkers Food and several Lawrence restaurants and bars. Pierogi empire’
September 5, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, Frank Gazella ate a lot of pierogies. “These are a No. 1 food,” he says. But when he came to Kansas University for college, the ethnic dumplings were virtually nonexistent. “Nobody knew what it was,” Gazella says. “That sparked the idea.”
4:00 p.m.
In the first game of the season, punt returner Raimond Pendleton dives headlong into the endzone after running back a punt for a touchdown during the first half against Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at Memorial Stadium. Pendleton’s folly popular on YouTube
September 5, 2007 in print edition on 1B
As tough as it is to return punts - much less one for a 77-yard touchdown - it’s kind of crummy that Raimond Pendleton has gained Internet fame for what he did wrong. But it is what it is, and Pendleton became a household name around the sports world this week based on his appearance on YouTube, a popular video-clip Web site.
10:00 p.m.
Josh Washburn, Rachel Scialabba and Taylor M., rave at Last Call.  On Sept. 5, 2007, Lawrence city leaders took the first steps to have the license of the controversial downtown nightclub revoked by state regulators. City wants Last Call’s license denied
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The battle stage is set. Lawrence city leaders Wednesday took the first steps to officially ask state regulators to not renew the license of the controversial downtown nightclub Last Call. Mayor Sue Hack sent a letter to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control unit requesting a hearing be held to determine whether the license of Last Call, 729 N.H., should be renewed in November, when its one-year liquor license is set to expire.

All stories

6Sports video: KU preparing for SE Louisiana
September 5, 2007
It’s not often that a smaller division school beats a bigger division school in college football. But that’s just what Southeastern Louisiana will try to do this weekend in Lawrence against Kansas.
6Sports video: Firebirds focused on defense
September 5, 2007
At Free State high all talk this week focuses on defense. In the Firebirds’ season opening loss to Olathe South, Bob Lisher’s team surrendered 34 points and 416 yards of total offense.
6Sports video: Warinner’s offense shines
September 5, 2007
Todd Reesing wasn’t the only new guy that produced for the Kansas offense last Saturday. Much of the credit for KU’s 52-7 beatdown of Central Michigan has to go to first-year offensive coordinator, Ed Warinner.
6Sports video: LHS tennis splits
September 5, 2007
The Lawrence High tennis team hosted a triangular this afternoon. The Lions took on Olathe South and Shawnee Mission South.
6News video: Lecompton leaders discuss adding part-time law enforcement
September 5, 2007
The city of Lecompton wants more watchful eyes on its city streets. County leaders met in Lecompton to discuss adding part-time law enforcement to the town.
6News video: Fossett has ties to K-State
September 5, 2007
The search continues for missing aviation pioneer Steve Fossett. He’s been missing since Monday when he took off in northern Nevada in a small plane without filing a flight plan.
6Sports vide: LHS on the road in Olathe, again
September 5, 2007
The Lawrence High football team is less than 24 hours away from its second game of thee season. Tomorrow, the Lions take on Olathe Northwest at the College Boulevard Activities Center.
6News video: City asks schools to help fund SROs, crossing guards
September 5, 2007
They’re city employees, but they spend most of their time in or near Lawrence schools working with students. Typically, the city has funded School Resource Officers and crossing guards, but they’re now asking the school district to pick up a larger share of the tab.
6News video: Last Call could lose license
September 5, 2007
Lawrence city leaders took the first step to have the license of a controversial downtown nightclub revoked. Mayor Sue Hack sent a letter today to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit requesting a hearing to determine whether the license of Last Call should be renewed.
6News Now: Last Call could lose license
September 5, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence city leaders today took the first step to have the license of the controversial downtown nightclub ‘Last Call’ revoked by state regulators.
City Hall moves to revoke Last Call license
September 5, 2007
Mayor Sue Hack sent a letter today to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control unit requesting a hearing be held to determine whether the license of Last Call, 729 N.H., should be renewed in November.
Dan Beebe named Big 12 Commissioner
September 5, 2007
Dan Beebe on Wednesday was named the new Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Beebe has been the Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Big 12 since February 2003, and before that was the Commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference for 14 years.
Murray murder appeal is Thursday - can be heard live online
September 5, 2007
Jurors found Murray guilty of first-degree murder, based largely on his suspicious statements and actions after Ross’ death, even though there was no physical evidence clearly linking him to the crime. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Pierogi empire’
KU alumni tapping local market for savory ethnic dumplings
September 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, Frank Gazella ate a lot of pierogies. “These are a No. 1 food,” he says. But when he came to Kansas University for college, the ethnic dumplings were virtually nonexistent. “Nobody knew what it was,” Gazella says. “That sparked the idea.”
Maintenance funds
A Kansas University donor has set an important example by including maintenance funding in his generous gift to build a new scholarship hall.
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
An endowed maintenance fund for a new Kansas University scholarship hall should set the standard for other campus buildings financed by private donors. Later this month, the university will announce that Carl Krehbiel, a Moundridge resident who donated $4 million to build KU’s 12th scholarship hall, also will give the university an additional $400,000 to endow a fund to provide money for ongoing maintenance at the hall.
Healthier choices available at fast-food restaurants
September 5, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: Is it really that unhealthy to feed my kids at fast-food restaurants?
Jayni’s Kitchen’ yields a ‘Sustainable Table’
September 5, 2007 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Sustainable Table: Serving Up Healthy Choices with Dawn Brighid and Diane Hatz.”
Lo Duca powers sizzling Mets
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B8
Paul Lo Duca hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday night, powering New York to its fifth straight victory. The NL East leaders have regained control of their division with their longest winning streak of the season. A balanced offense has led the way, piling up 46 runs in the last six games and reaching double-digits three times.
Seabury volleyball overmatched at De Soto Quad
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
It became readily apparent the Seabury Academy girls volleyball team faced a massive uphill climb even before the Seahawks’ first serve Tuesday at the De Soto quadrangular.
Lawrence Datebook
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
A new routine
City gymnasts young but talented
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
During the 2006 girls gymnastics season, Kathy Johnson, the coach for both Lawrence High and Free State High, was so short of Firebirds she didn’t have enough to fill out a team for competitions.
Horoscopes
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
You have a strong sense of direction. You know who you are and what you want. Others often don’t know how to handle your serious and determined nature. Your endurance in front of confusion separates you from others as a winner. If you are single, this year will be very significant. If you are attached, the two of you need to clear through petty misunderstandings and focus on the future and immediate pleasures and goals. CANCER comes through for you in a tight moment.
Make the most of employer’s benefits
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
The latest issue of Consumer Reports’ Money Adviser reveals that only 80.6 percent of total compensation in the United States goes to wages and salaries. The rest pays for employee benefits. So if you’re not taking full advantage of your employee benefits, you’re walking away from some of your compensation.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Toy-making plants put on display to restore image
Mattel announces its third recall in a month
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
Toy inspectors set fire to Elmo’s bulging white eyes, tugged on Dora the Explorer’s arms and scraped paint off a Barbie play set - tests they called a routine part of efforts to make sure Chinese products are safe for American children.
A.G.’s probe clears schools in loan case
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Attorney General Paul Morrison said Tuesday he found no wrongdoing on the part of Kansas schools in the way they help students secure education loans. But Morrison urged the schools to adopt a “code of conduct” that he said would prevent possible unethical practices in the future.
Sweep-a-‘Roo
KU overcomes jetlag, pesky UMKC
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
After playing at Oregon and Michigan State the last few weekends, Kansas University’s volleyball team may have been recovering from jetlag when it finally received a chance to play in front of a home crowd against UMKC on Tuesday night at Horejsi Center.
Fresh lime key flavor in cheesecake variation
September 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
If you don’t have a thing for the flavor of fresh lime, then you needn’t read any further. This week I’m indulging my lust for lime and offering a recipe that doesn’t entertain the concept of moderation.
Weekly High School Sports Notebook
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
High school sports notes
Road through Eudora closed this morning
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Road 442 between Church and Locust streets in Eudora will be closed between 8 a.m. and noon today. The Eudora Utility Department will be doing aerial power line construction.
Craig reconsidering Senate resignation
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening.
Court orders rerouting of fence
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
In a closely watched ruling, Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government Tuesday to reroute a milelong segment of its West Bank separation barrier, effectively restoring hundreds of acres of agricultural land that had been taken from a Palestinian village to give to Jewish settlers.
Free State soccer tumbles
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Free State High boys soccer team met a team it couldn’t outscore Tuesday evening at Shawnee Mission South. The Raiders beat the Firebirds, 2-1, a far cry from Free State’s first two games, in which the Firebirds blasted their opponents by a combined 17-0. Coach Jason Pendleton said the Firebirds (2-1) weren’t as efficient against SM South and lost to a talented team.
Two hurricanes pummel Central American coasts
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Felix walloped Central America’s remote Miskito coastline and Henriette slammed into resorts on the tip of Baja California as a record-setting hurricane season got even wilder Tuesday with twin storms making landfall on the same day.
Rangers edge Royals
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
Ian Kinsler was caught stealing two innings earlier, but that didn’t change his approach on the front end of a double-steal in the seventh. Kinsler raced home with the go-ahead run on a throwing error after stealing third, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Painful rejection
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Few things are sadder than the lost, tearful look in a child’s eyes when they fail to make a school team or activity they tried out for. They had their heart set on making it and worked through nervousness and fears for tryouts. To ask if I’m good enough, and to be told no, you’re not, hurts. You’re not as good as some of your friends and other classmates.
Bush assured of ally’s support
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
President Bush vigorously defended his troop buildup in Iraq today, and got a boost when Australian Prime Minister John Howard said his country’s forces there won’t change for the foreseeable future.
Union praise
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
strong>To the editor: After celebrating the Labor Day holiday, I realized it would be a good time to reiterate why we originally celebrated Labor Day. We now look at it as the ending of summer, the beginning of football season, the last chance to go to the lake, or to have that barbecue with the family. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Journal-World seeks feedback on TV Week
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Because of increased reliance on electronic guides, the Journal-World is considering eliminating its TV Week listings supplement. One option would be to print and deliver it only to subscribers who specifically ask for it.
Wretched excess
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: The front-page panoramic photo of construction of the new football complex was a telling commentary on the power of money. Supine, the university allowed the bulldozing of the campus’ most historic and beautiful site in the name of sports revenue. It is of a piece with the decision to move the Kansas-Missouri game, probably in perpetuity, to Kansas City.
Forecaster calls for 5 more Atlantic hurricanes
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane expert William Gray downgraded his 2007 Atlantic storms forecast slightly Tuesday, but he still predicted above-average activity for the rest of the season, with five more hurricanes, two of them major.
Graceland owns net, sweeps Haskell
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
It was a rough outing for the Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball against Graceland University on Tuesday at Coffin Sports Complex. The Yellow Jackets dominated the net and swept the Indians, 3-0 (30-24, 30-22, 30-24). “I don’t know what the deal was,” freshman Holly Tanner said. “We were just asleep out there, I guess.
Church of Scientology faces criminal charges
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
A Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the U.S.-based Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion, following a 10-year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization.
Judge accepting comment on fatality
Statements may influence sentence for driver at fault
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Tonganoxie residents Dennis and Denise Bixby - as well as anyone else who wants to be heard - will have the opportunity to tell a Leavenworth County District Court judge their thoughts on a Valentine’s Day wreck that took the life of their daughter Amanda Bixby and injured others. Amanda Bixby was 19 when she was fatally injured in an accident Feb. 14 near Basehor.
Funding for heritage group approved
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Commissioners unanimously approved a $25,000 funding request from the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. The city funding will come from transient guest tax revenues that are paid by hotel guests in the community.
Chancellor’s class tackles issue of global poverty
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Late every Thursday afternoon, students meet with Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway to discuss small problems. Ending world poverty. Harnessing the rising level of pollution. Ensuring human rights for all. You know, basic, minor issues.
China calls hacking accusations ‘groundless’
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
China on Tuesday denied a report that its military had hacked into Pentagon computers, saying the allegations were “groundless” and that Beijing was opposed to cybercrime.
City Athletes of the Week
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
Dylan Hedges and Andrew Heck
Cost estimates for trail lower than first thought
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners caught a break Tuesday night. Commissioners at their weekly meeting learned that a mistake in cost estimates for the proposed Burroughs Creek Trail in eastern Lawrence had significantly inflated the cost of the project - which would run from Hobbs Park near 11th and Delaware Streets to near Haskell Indian Nations University along 23rd Street.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Campaign spending in the 1982 race to represent the Kansas 2nd District in Congress seemed likely to top hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Popcorn may have caused lung disease
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.
Friends of Kaw take stock of conditions along river
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
An inventory of the good, the bad and the ugly is being taken along the Kansas River from Junction City to the Missouri border. “Nobody has any real good feel for what is going on in the river,” said Laura Calwell, the Kansas riverkeeper, a nongovernmental advocate for the river. “This is just so we know what the river is like so when it changes we can record it.”
Officers see more problems at Perry Lake over holiday
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers handled several calls over the Labor Day weekend at Perry Lake. Two suspected rapes are being investigated, Undersheriff Jeff Herrig said. Few details were available, but both reportedly occurred on Saturday, one in Slough Creek Park and the other at Paradise Point, where the annual ABATE of Kansas motorcycle rally was held. No arrests have been made.
Tait: Coming full circle
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
So here it is; my first official column in the newspaper I grew up reading. You’ll have to excuse me if I get a little nostalgic here, but it’s important that I share with you just what a thrill this is.
Warhawks fall in home opener
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
The West Junior High freshman football team scored a quick first-quarter touchdown in its home opener against Shawnee Mission South on Tuesday. But after that things didn’t go as planned. Two huge Warhawk turnovers helped the Raiders erase the advantage and hand West its second loss, 16-6.
NU rewards coach with five-year deal
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Nebraska coach Bill Callahan has been given a new, five-year contract for $1.75 million a year. It will run through Jan. 31, 2012. Callahan’s old contract was to run through 2008. Callahan is 23-15 in four seasons with the Cornhuskers, winning the Big 12 North championship last year.
Corruption stalks Congress
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
Oh for the good old days when Jimmy Carter lusted only in his heart. Now deviancy’s downward spiral has reached the level where a United States senator pleads guilty to cruising an airport men’s room in search of an anonymous “quickie” and is forced to resign.
Game show doesn’t live up to its name
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
The MyNetwork offers a prime-time peek at the syndicated game show “Temptation” (7 p.m., MyNetwork). Hosted by the brash Rossi Morreale, it offers a low-octane mix of easy questions and home-shopping-style plugs for various products.
Speed believed factor in student’s crash
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 20-year-old Baker University junior was listed in critical condition in intensive care Tuesday after she was injured in a rollover wreck Sunday south of Lawrence. Molly K. Larson, Vancouver, Wash., remained at Kansas University Hospital after she was extricated from her 1997 Nissan Pathfinder that had rolled at least three times Sunday afternoon on County Road 1055, about 2 miles south of Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
City and county officials met to discuss planning for the Clinton Parkway on West 23rd Street. Unseasonably cool weather remained with nighttime readings in the upper 40s. The conditions were greatly appreciated after the summer heat.
Former president to head clerical body
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president and longtime Machiavellian figure in Iranian politics, was picked Tuesday to head a powerful clerical body - another defeat for the current president’s hard-line faction.
Lecompton considers forming its own police department
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
The city of Lecompton is exploring the possibility of forming its own police department. City representatives and Douglas County commissioners will meet tonight to discuss the police issue and to consider improvements to Woodson Avenue, the town’s main east-west street, which is also a section of County Road 1023. Sheriff Ken McGovern also has been invited to the meeting.
State buys Davy Crockett’s last letter
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Just two months before he perished defending the Alamo, Davy Crockett described to his daughter and son-in-law the land he treasured enough to die for its independence.
Advocates for elderly to discuss funding
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Advocates for elderly Kansans and those with disabilities have set a series of meetings to push for equity in funding for services provided in homes or communities.
Notre Dame’s demise pleases writer
Irish’s humbling 33-3 loss to Georgia Tech in season opener only fitting for program with advantages
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I have been celebrating the misfortune of your chosen people, the Fighting Irish. Georgia Tech beat them, 33-3, and I can think of only one thing to say. “HA! HA! HA! HA!”
Iowa lineman finished
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Iowa junior lineman Alex Kanellis’ career is over because of headaches that have plagued him since he had a concussion last spring, coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday.
Prime minister may challenge elections
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
As election workers work toward a final ballot count to certify Monday night’s general elections, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller is still refusing to concede defeat.
Lightning game tossed
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
An Aug. 23 game between Northwest Missouri State and Arkansas Tech will be tossed out without consequence to either team after being called in the first quarter because of lightning, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
New crosswalk a beacon of safety
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
There’s a new HAWK in town. New York School and other East Lawrence residents are using a HAWK - a high-intensity, activated crosswalk - to navigate a busy portion of 11th Street. “There’s quite a bit of traffic, and a large percentage of it is truck traffic, so it can be hard to cross safely,” said David Woosley, the city’s traffic engineer.
Pool wraps up season with party for pets
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
NovaStar pulls back amid mortgage slide
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
Mortgage lender NovaStar Financial Inc. said Tuesday it was all but eliminating sales of new loans and will lay off more than 30 percent of its work force as it deals with continued deterioration in the mortgage market.
Keegan: Football’s toughest position
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
The longsnapper must accurately send a ball 15 yards to the punter, and then he must quickly deal with the monster trying to get past him. Making an open-field tackle on a ball-carrier who decides which way he cuts requires great skill. Kicking a game-winning field goal invites as much pressure as anything a football player does, even though football players don’t consider kickers to be football players.
MU coach admits error on 2-point conversion
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
The “comedy of errors” that plagued Missouri in a 40-34 victory over Illinois included one highly noticed flub of his own, coach Gary Pinkel now admits. Two days after defending his decision to try a two-point conversion after taking a 13-6 lead in the second quarter of Saturday’s game, Pinkel said Monday on his weekly coach’s show that the decision was a mistake.
Pendleton’s folly popular on YouTube
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
As tough as it is to return punts - much less one for a 77-yard touchdown - it’s kind of crummy that Raimond Pendleton has gained Internet fame for what he did wrong. But it is what it is, and Pendleton became a household name around the sports world this week based on his appearance on YouTube, a popular video-clip Web site.
K.C. claims LB Baldwin, adds WR Sippio
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed linebacker Johnny Baldwin off waivers from Detroit. The Chiefs also announced Tuesday that they have added wide receiver Bobby Sippio to their practice squad.
Golden Quran to be exhibited in Iran
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Russian copy of the Quran, etched onto 162 sheets of 99.9 percent pure gold, worth $5.9 million, will be exhibited in Iran’s capital later this month.
CPA relocates office to Sixth Street
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
The office of Terry M. Garrett, a certified public accountant, has moved to 4105 W. Sixth St., Suite B4.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 5, 1907: “There is growing concern about the state of the city water and last night’s city council meeting left many complaining that not enough is being done. Businessmen are particularly upset that reports persist that there is pollution and bacteria in the city water that forces boiling before drinking.
Police arrest 8 in plot linked to al-Qaida
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Danish police arrested eight suspected Islamic militants Tuesday in Copenhagen, charging two with planning a terrorist attack and attempted murder in what was described as a serious plot with direct ties to al-Qaida.
Beckett gets 17th win for Bosox
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B8
Josh Beckett won his major-league-leading 17th game, and rookie Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, helping Boston beat Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Ellsbury homered after Coco Crisp barely beat out the relay to stay out of a double play and avoid the third out in the fourth inning.
Persistence of myths could alter public policy approach
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A7
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a flier to combat myths about the flu vaccine. It recited various commonly held views and labeled them either “true” or “false.” Among those identified as false were statements such as “The side effects are worse than the flu” and “Only older people need flu vaccine.”
Opinion sought on school board action
Violation of Open Act may have occurred
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Tonganoxie Mirror has written a letter to the Leavenworth County attorney seeking an investigation to determine whether the Tonganoxie school board violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act at a special meeting last week.
Rush’s rehab picks up
Junior hopes to dress for KU’s first practice
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
As a high-profile Kansas University basketball player, junior Brandon Rush is used to drawing both stares and comments from passers-by on The Hill. There have been more gazes than ever this semester … all eyes fixed on the 6-foot-6 Kansas Citian’s surgically repaired right knee. “Every time I walk to class, they say, ‘Looking good,’” Rush said Tuesday.
Interiors company celebrates 30 years
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
Jane Bateman, Lawrence, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her business, Jane Bateman The Interiors Store, in 2007.
U.S. must shape chaos before Iraq exit
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Once Labor Day weekend ends, the big Iraq show will begin in the nation’s capital. Congress will receive a series of new Iraq assessments, leading up to the grand climax during the week of Sept. 10: congressional testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
No offense, but Chiefs haven’t shown any
Kansas City scored just two touchdowns in four - winless - exhibitions
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Sure, Larry Johnson had just three meaningless carries, and quarterback Damon Huard hardly played at all. And yes, everyone knows head coach Herm Edwards is partial to defense, the side of the ball he played on during his younger days. But, come on. Two touchdowns in four exhibition games? Four winless exhibition games?
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Kansas University football team introduced a new offensive scheme against Central Michigan, and Saturday it was missing one big aspect of what other recent KU teams did: quarterback scrambles.
Fear spurs implausible denials
September 5, 2007
Not even the Hulk has a stance wide enough to make that story plausible. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, congratulations on waking up from that coma. The rest of us have been grappling since last week with the tale of Sen. Larry Craig, a conservative Republican from Idaho, who was arrested in June for allegedly propositioning an undercover cop in an airport restroom.
Writers to read musical, voyeuristic poetry
September 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
Two Kansas University graduates return to Lawrence today to share their poetry. Kevin Rabas and Matthew Porubsky will give a reading at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Both have books published by Lawrence-based Coal City Review. Porubsky’s “Voyeur Poems” was released in May 2006; “Bird’s Horn & Other Poems,” by Rabas, came out last month.
Sacagawea dollar gets new look
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
Congress on Tuesday approved a redesign of the Sacagawea dollar in hopes of enticing consumer and business use of the gold-colored dollar. Under legislation passed by voice vote in the House and sent to President Bush for his signature, new editions of the coin honoring the young Shoshone who helped Lewis and Clark on their trek to the Pacific Ocean more than 200 years ago will come out in 2009.
Officials say Bush unlikely to order more than symbolic troop cuts
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
President Bush’s senior advisers on Iraq have recommended he stand by his current war strategy, and he is unlikely to order more than a symbolic cut in troops before the end of the year, administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Commodities
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Chicago markets¢ Local markets¢ Nonferrous metals
Serena Williams ousted
Nemesis Henin wins U.S. Open quarterfinal
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
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On the Record
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Burglaries and thefts reported¢ Emergency calls
Rumors swirl around ‘GPhone’
Google reportedly planning to release cellular device
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Google phone is like the Roswell UFO: Few outsiders know if it really exists, but it has a cult following. Just months after Apple’s iPhone mania gripped Silicon Valley gadget heads, suspense is building over reports that Google Inc. plans to release its own cell phone.
People in the News
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
¢ Pipe bomb detonated outside NYC studio¢ Jerry Lewis apologizes for slur during telethon¢ ‘Idol’ Kelly Clarkson announces fall schedule¢ Nicole Kidman formerly engaged to mystery man¢ Brad Pitt muses about being a celebrity
Plane carrying adventurer Steve Fossett missing
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who has cheated death time and again in his successful pursuit of aviation records, was missing Tuesday after taking off in a single-engine plane the day before to scout locations for a land-speed record, officials said.
Teen faces murder charge in girl’s death
Prosecutors say boyfriend drove recklessly away while his girlfriend lay dying
September 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Johnson County prosecutors filed a second-degree murder charge Tuesday against a 19-year-old De Soto man, accusing him of recklessly driving away while his 17-year-old girlfriend, who later died from her injuries, fell to the ground.
Notre Dame’s Clausen to start against PSU
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Notre Dame freshman Jimmy Clausen will start at quarterback Saturday against Penn State, with the Irish looking to rebound from a season-opening 33-3 loss at home to Georgia Tech.
Michigan’s fall unprecedented
September 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Thud! The final fallout from a disastrous opening weekend for Michigan came Tuesday, when the Wolverines dropped all the way out of the Associated Press Top 25, an unprecedented fall from No. 5 to unranked. Since the AP poll expanded to 25 teams in 1989, no team has taken a bigger tumble in one week.