Archive for Friday, September 7, 2007

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Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka Malnourished animals LHS vs. Olathe NW football LHS vs. FSHS soccer Monarch Watch
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Polls
Do you think Tom Murray will get a new trial?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
80%
Yes
 
15%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 259
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Craig Nowatzke, right, owner of "SunDog," an outdoor food cart, makes change for Jon Klassen in downtown Lawrence in this Journal-World file photo.  Tonight city commissioners are considering four options for a new sales tax proposal. City budget woes persist
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s the pain that won’t go away. City Hall leaders once again are spending some time worrying about lagging sales tax numbers, acknowledging that more spending cuts may be needed in the fourth quarter to get the 2007 budget into shape.
9:00 a.m.
A female pipevine swallowtail deposits her eggs on a pipevine plant in the biohouse near Foley Hall on Kansas University's West Campus. Monarch Watch will hold its annual fall open house Saturday at Foley Hall.
Monarch Watch sets open house
September 7, 2007 in print edition on 5A
Children who attend this weekend’s Monarch Watch Open House will have the chance to observe the birth of a butterfly as it emerges from a chrysalis. Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch’s director, said the program had 300 or so chrysalides to give out to children. The children can take them home and watch them until the butterflies break free.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Band mixes techno, native rock
Posted September 7, 2007
Irene Bedard is best known as an American Indian actress, having starred in "Smoke Signals" and provided the title character's voice in Disney's "Pocahontas." But now she and her husband, Deni Wilson, decided to spend more time together, and they decided to start their own band. The couple will perform at 7:30 Saturday night at the Lied Center. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Bedard talks about the band, Leonard Peltier and the way American Indians are portrayed in movies. And, as always, we give you a rundown of other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
4:00 p.m.
Robert Baker performs spoken-word poetry set to music Beat poets honored with songs
September 7, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Robert Baker doesn’t perform works by the Beat Generation poets. But that doesn’t mean their influence is ever far from his mind. “It’s more beat-oriented,” Baker says. “Some of my older stuff has been called hipster poetry.”
10:00 p.m.
Tonganoxie mayor Mike Vestal Mayor admits risque e-mail
September 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal admitted Friday to sending an e-mail containing the picture of a naked woman and a racist joke to several individuals. He offered to resign his position as mayor, if that is what residents wish. “Oh my God, oh my God. You’ve got to be kidding me. Oh, Lord have mercy,” Vestal said this afternoon when a Journal-World reporter showed him a copy of the e-mail that was sent from his account.

All stories

6Sports video: Jayhawks ready for SE Louisiana
September 7, 2007
The KU football team readies for week two against an FCS opponent. Last week, Michigan lost to one of those former Division 1-AA schools, but don’t expect the Jayhawks to fall victim to SE Louisiana in the same manner.
6News video: 60th Annual Band Day kicks off busy Lawrence weekend
September 7, 2007
Whether it’s music, art, or nature - there’s a little something for everyone in Lawrence this weekend.
6News video: Woman injured in fall from apartment window
September 7, 2007
A fall from an apartment early this morning sends a Lawrence woman to the hospital via emergency helicopter.
6News video: A few tips to enjoying a safe KU gameday
September 7, 2007
Lawrence police suggest being mindful of some new enforcement strategies and even a new law on KU gamedays that could quickly turn a good time into a major loss.
6Sports video: Jayhawk Invitational kicks off on the volleyball court
September 7, 2007
At the Horejsi Center, the Kansas volleyball team opened day one of the Jayhawk Invitational.
6Sports video: Veritas shut-out by Cair Paravel Lions
September 7, 2007
The Veritas Christian football team got off to a bad start on their new field by falling to the Topeka Cair Paravel Lions 42-0.
6Sports video: Eudora tops Central Heights
September 7, 2007
The Eudora Cardinals football team improved to 2-0 after a 30-13 victory over the Central Heights Vikings.
6News video: Golf fundraiser tees off at Alvamar
September 7, 2007
Dozens of teams hit the course at Alvamar today for the 26th Annual Penny Jones Golf Tournament.
6Sports video: Free State routs Shawnee Mission South
September 7, 2007
Getting a rare start at running back, senior Ryder Werts rushed for 84 yards and three first-half TDs to lead Free State High to a 57-14 victory against host Shawnee Mission South Friday night.
6Sports video: Basehor-Linwood falls to Mill Valley
September 7, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats football team lost to the Mill Valley Jaguars by a final score of 21-10.
6News video: Tonganoxie mayor apologizes for e-mail
September 7, 2007
The mayor of Tonganoxie apologizes today after admitting to sending a pornographic e-mail from his computer.
6News video: Unusual fender bender snarls traffic at Free State High
September 7, 2007
Part of a Toyota Corolla wound up underneath a school bus before the start of school this morning.
6News video: Woman flown by emergency helicopter after I-70 wreck
September 7, 2007
A 21-year-old Auburn woman is flown by emergency helicopter after being injured in a two-car accident this morning on I-70 at the East Lawrence interchange.
6News video: Art a la Carte for September 7, 2007
September 7, 2007
After a slew of gallery closings the past few years, a new art venue opens tonight with a marquee lineup of local artists.
Free State tops Shawnee Mission South 57-14
September 7, 2007
Getting a rare start at running back, senior Ryder Werts rushed for 84 yards and three first-half TDs to lead Free State High to a 57-14 victory against host Shawnee Mission South Friday night.
6News Now: Fall from apartment sends woman to hospital
September 7, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a fall from an apartment sends a Lawrence woman to a hospital via helicopter, and highlights from week 2 of the high school football scene.
6Sports replay of KU-SE Louisiana to air Sunday
September 7, 2007
Channel 6 on Sunday will air replays of Kansas University’s Saturday night nonconference football game against Southeastern Louisiana, Sunflower Broadband general manager Patrick Knorr announced Friday.
KU splits Sunflower Showdown with K-State
September 7, 2007
Behind senior Colby Wissel’s second straight first place finish to open the season, the Kansas University men’s cross country team took out Kansas State 39-21 Friday at a duel between the two schools in Lawrence Friday. The KU women lost 35-22.
Kansas Turnpike Authority retracts fatality report
11:19 a.m., September 7, 2007 Updated 03:09 p.m.
A Topeka man was not killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle collision on the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence.
Woman injured in fall from third-story window
September 7, 2007
Police said the fall, which was reported at 3:28 a.m., was accidental. No other details were available.
Lawrence native selected for national higher-ed post
September 7, 2007
Reginald Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, was recenly elected chair-elect of the State Higher Education Executive Officers association.
One injured in turnpike accident
September 7, 2007
Dispatch said one person was transported to the Lawrence Service Area and flown by emergency helicopter to KU Medical Center.
School bus, car collide at Free State High School
08:41 a.m., September 7, 2007 Updated 09:30 a.m.
A Lawrence School District school bus and a gold Toyota Corolla station wagon were involved in a crash this morning before school at Free State High School. There were no injuries reported and the bus had just unloaded students
U.S. military joins search for Felix’s victims as death toll nears 100
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
The death toll from Hurricane Felix neared 100 Thursday night as U.S., Honduran and Nicaraguan soldiers searched remote jungle beaches and the open sea for survivors and the dead. Villagers in canoes helped, paddling through waters thick with fallen trees.
Judge again strikes down key Patriot Act provision
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
For the second time, a federal judge on Thursday struck down a Patriot Act provision that authorizes the FBI to demand, without court warrants, that phone companies, financial institutions and Internet providers secretly turn over records for use in national security investigations.
11 officials arrested in corruption probe
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
FBI agents arrested 11 public officials in towns across New Jersey on Thursday on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.Two of those arrested are state lawmakers, two are mayors, three are city councilmen, and several served on the school board in Pleasantville, where the scandal began.
People in the news
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Spears to open MTV Video Music Awards¢ Mary-Kate Olsen doesn’t like photo taken
Justices hear case for new Murray trial
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former Kansas State University English professor convicted of killing his ex-wife in rural Douglas County was denied a fair trial because prosecutors made inappropriate statements, his attorney argued Thursday before the Kansas Supreme Court.
KU urged to build on recent gains
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Numbers are up, but need to go higher, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Thursday during his faculty and staff convocation address. Women and minority faculty are more numerous than ever before. Student enrollment is generally moving upward, though Hemenway said he expects a small decline this year. Research funding and national rankings have climbed as well.
B-Mac right at home
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s possible that Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino never has scouted a single high school player more than running back Brandon McAnderson. Of course, there’s a reason for that.
Silent Lions
FSHS shuts out LHS in rivalry game
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
In a rough-and-tumble game featuring 19 first-half fouls, it seemed only fitting Thursday night’s Free State-Lawrence High boys soccer matchup was decided on a foul in the penalty box. Lawrence’s Reid Heptig brought down Free State’s Nathan Ideus just inside the penalty area in the 17th minute, setting up Erik Slan’s kick.
KU grads among Forbes’ elite
Executives make list of world’s 100 most powerful women
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
Two graduates of Kansas University are among the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to Forbes magazine. Cynthia Carroll, chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, and Linda Zarda Cook, executive director for gas and power at Royal Dutch Shell, made the list in the magazine’s most recent issue. Topping the rankings for the second year in a row: Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany.
Louisville survives
Brohm passes No. 8 Cards to victory
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
Brian Brohm expects to score every time Louisville has the ball. Middle Tennessee almost made sure the eighth-ranked Cardinals had to on Thursday night.
On the record
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
On Wednesday, an 80-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence Police that his 1989 Pontiac worth $5,000 was stolen between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Ferrer, Djokovic advance
U.S. Open tennis semifinalists set
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Novak Djokovic was as hilarious after the match as he was good during it, treating fans to his spot-on impersonations of Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal. The act, prompted by USA Network’s postmatch reporter, was the most entertaining portion of Thursday’s activity in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Beat poets honored with songs
September 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Robert Baker doesn’t perform works by the Beat Generation poets. But that doesn’t mean their influence is ever far from his mind. “It’s more beat-oriented,” Baker says. “Some of my older stuff has been called hipster poetry.”
Gritty ‘Yuma’ improves upon western classic
September 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
You can’t accuse director Jim Mangold of resting on his laurels. On the heels of his Oscar-nominated “Walk the Line,” Mangold has tackled a remake of the classic Western “3:10 to Yuma.” The original 1957 movie is heralded by film fans for its cinematography, story structure and performances. Those are some mighty big boots to fill.
Tiny-k organization elects board officers
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
The tiny-k Early Intervention Board of Directors elected officers at its Aug. 28th meeting: Dana Peterson and Jami Sweeney, co-chairs; Mike Malm, treasurer; and Mellisa Goreham, secretary.
Splitting the tab
Government cooperation serves taxpayers even in tight financial times.
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
The current discussion about who should pay for crossing guards and resource officers who work in the Lawrence school district is a sure sign that tax money is getting tight.
GOP stuck with Iraq war fallout
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
Climaxing a weeks-long public relations campaign to sell progress in Iraq, President Bush used his secret Labor Day visit to the battlefield Monday to hint that he, too, might favor bringing some troops home by next year.
Craig case may take sting out of being gay
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
Well, that didn’t take long. A mere five days from the Roll Call revelations to the presumed resignation. Thirty-three years of public service down the toilet, and that is the last bathroom joke I’ll make.
Terror suspects not added to watch list
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
The FBI failed to put as many as 20 suspected terrorists on watch lists tailored to alert border agents and immigration officials because of a technology glitch, a Justice Department audit concluded Thursday.
Masses mourn Pavarotti
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B10
Admirers massed by the hundreds in Modena’s main piazza Thursday night to pay their final respects to Luciano Pavarotti, the tenor cherished by many as “the last, great voice” of Italian opera.
Free State tennis tops Topeka, 6-3
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State defeated Topeka High, 6-3, on Thursday in girls tennis at Free State.
Girls’ suicide rate spikes 67 percent, health agency says
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A6
The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls spiked dramatically in a disturbing shift that federal health officials say they can’t fully explain. For all young people between ages 10 to 24, the suicide rate rose 8 percent from 2003 to 2004 - the biggest single-year bump in 15 years - in what one official called “a dramatic and huge increase.”
FEMA repairing its reputation in Greensburg
Federal agency applying lessons learned from Katrina in Kansas town wiped out by tornado
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Around Greensburg at least, FEMA is not a dirty word. Four months after a twister practically obliterated the town, killing 10 people and leaving hundreds homeless, many folks have nothing but good things to say about the federal agency that was lambasted as spectacularly inept and clueless following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
U.S. Senate votes to lift foreign aid restrictions
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Senate voted Thursday to lift restrictions on family planning aid to overseas health organizations that perform abortions or promote the procedure as a method of family planning. The vote came as the Senate passed by an 81-12 vote a $34 billion measure funding foreign aid and U.S. diplomacy.
Small sums help terrorists dodge notice
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
Prosecutors call it terrorism on the cheap. Every few weeks, the Tunisians would stop at a bank or Western Union office and wire funds to a city in Europe or the Middle East. The sums were small - sometimes only a few hundred dollars - and thousands of other people were doing the same thing across Italy, many of them immigrant workers sending money home.
Juco recruit Little visiting Kansas
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Mario Little will have a huge impact at Kansas University, Kansas State or the University of Illinois. So says Chipola (Fla.) Junior College coach Greg Heiar, who thinks the Indians’ 6-foot-5, 210-pound sophomore small forward will make fans at his future major college fall “in love” with him.
Kansas Union fined
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration last month handed out $9,000 in fines to the Kansas Union. The fines stem from three violations - two of them described as serious - of the administration’s training and documentation policies. Pat Beard, director of building services, said KU and union officials didn’t think the union fell under OSHA regulations because it is affiliated with KU.
U.S., Iraqi troops fight suspected militiamen
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
U.S. and Iraqi troops backed by attack aircraft clashed with suspected Shiite militiamen before dawn Thursday in Baghdad, bombing houses and battling more than a dozen snipers on rooftops. Residents and police said at least 14 people were killed.
Horoscopes
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B10
This year, you blaze a new trail with many changes. For some of you, this transformation might be internal, whereas for others it could be a change in a domestic living situation or a personal familial relationship. If you are single, you could meet someone and, because of that bond, suddenly have a new roommate.
Monarch Watch sets open house
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
Children who attend this weekend’s Monarch Watch Open House will have the chance to observe the birth of a butterfly as it emerges from a chrysalis. Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch’s director, said the program had 300 or so chrysalides to give out to children. The children can take them home and watch them until the butterflies break free.
Self-defense classes for women scheduled
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Three Kansas University greek chapters are helping to bring self-defense classes to the KU campus next week.
Library seeks to widen district
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
Voters in southern Leavenworth County will determine next week whether the Linwood Library district will expand. The special election will decide whether the library’s district, which extends into Reno and most of Sherman townships, will expand to include all Sherman and Reno townships.
Firebirds look to make statement vs. Raiders
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
In last week’s season-opening loss to Olathe South, Free State High junior tailback Chucky Hunter accounted for nearly 300 total yards, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 61-yard scamper from scrimmage on the first play of the game.
Woman who registered dog to vote pleads guilty
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
A woman who faced up to 90 days in jail for registering her dog to vote has agreed to a deal that could remove the charge from her record.
Mixed record
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In past years, I have voted like most evangelicals. If a candidate testified of a “born again” experience and claimed to be “pro-life,” my church circles encouraged me to vote for him or her. This meant, sad to say, that I helped Bush get elected twice. Also, I supported Bush loyalists like Jim Ryun and Sam Brownback because they were “godly” men who took a stand against abortion.
Hays pet store called ‘terrible’; animals brought to Lawrence
Effort under way to find new homes
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
The little brown-and-white Rex rabbit in Marty Birrell’s hands had lost 40 percent of its body weight. The outline of its backbone was evident through its fur. “He ate so much last night, but he’s sick. I’m not sure he’ll live,” said Birrell, director of Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Lawrence Datebook
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
FDIC chairwoman to present lecture
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will be in Lawrence on Sept. 17 to speak with Kansas University students and members of the local banking community.
Ankiel belts two, lifts Cards
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
Rick Ankiel isn’t just hitting, he’s turning into a force. Ankiel homered twice and had a career-high seven RBIs, leading St. Louis over Pittsburgh, 16-4, in a game shortened to eight innings because of rain. “Marvel is a good word,” manager Tony La Russa said. “It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Clutch, too.”
Keep 9/11 memory alive
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
Throughout our young history, Americans have been admonished to “Remember the Alamo,” “Remember the Maine” and “Remember Pearl Harbor.” These remembrances - and others - were for the purpose of motivating the public to fight on until an enemy was vanquished. When victory was assured, the memory faded into history.
Tigers rally late in Sheffield’s return
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
One inning from another costly loss, the Detroit Tigers rallied against Bobby Jenks.
Hazardous waste brings federal charges
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The owner of a Lawrence and Topeka business was indicted Wednesday for unlawfully storing hazardous waste.
BYU sinks KU soccer
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
There might not be a tougher way to end a soccer match for a goalkeeper. After playing 98 minutes of scoreless soccer, thanks in large part to a stellar performance by Kansas University senior goalkeeper Colleen Quinn, the Jayhawks lost to 19th-ranked Brigham Young in overtime when junior forward Katie Larkin scored on a penalty kick to give the Cougars a 1-0 victory.
Surgeon general: Iraq needs more doctors
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iraq only has a third of the doctors it needs because killings and kidnappings of the medical professionals prompted many to leave the country, its military surgeon general said Thursday.
South falls short against visiting Vikings
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Shawnee Mission West converted two key fourth-down conversions both leading to touchdowns as the visiting Vikings defeated the freshman South Cougars, 22-14, on Thursday at Lawrence High.
Sex scandals losing audience
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
You do not want people to think of the Republican Party every time they step into a public toilet, and so the gentleman had to go, and why not dispatch him immediately? Why make him stumble through a week of contrition on cable TV and explain himself into an even deeper hole?
Colts catch fire, roll over Saints
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Indianapolis Colts looked just as formidable on offense as they did when they won the Super Bowl last season. And even better on defense.
Models, rockers kick off fashion season
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B10
Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) hosts “Fashion Rocks” (8 p.m., CBS), the fourth annual concert to celebrate the beginning of some fashion season or another. Or is it one of many fashion weeks? The collusion of the fashion industry and the music business is not a new one.
McLouth sweeps at Seabury
Seahawks drop two matches at home triangular
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Nobody sitting in Seabury Academy’s gym Thursday would have thought that McLouth High’s volleyball squad has had issues with its serving during its sweep of Elwood, 25-17, 25-16, and Seabury, 25-9, 25-11.
Device explodes at high school
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
A suspicious device that was being dismantled exploded Thursday morning at an alternative high school in Leavenworth. Students had been evacuated after the device was found about 10:30 a.m., and no one was injured.
Student stabs roommate to death, leaves forged note, police officers say
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A6
Upset that her roommate had accused her of theft, a University of Arizona freshman bought a knife, returned to their dorm room and stabbed the woman as she slept, according to court papers filed Thursday.
Meeting to discuss homeless issues
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Mayor Sue Hack and members of the city’s Community Commission on Homelessness will conduct an event Monday designed to inform residents about new ideas on homelessness.
FSHS volleyball sweeps
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State finished 3-0 and Lawrence High 1-2 at the Shawnee Mission North quadrangular on Thursday night. The Firebirds defeated the Lions, 25-18, 25-18, before downing Olathe North, 25-12, 25-4, and SM North, 25-14, 25-13.
Bigger not better
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In the Sept. 4 article, “City slowdown,” there’s a built-in assumption that “growth is good.” Why is it good? Why do we want Lawrence to be bigger? Wouldn’t we rather see it better? These are not the same.
Fresh Approach
Local hip-hop headliners try something new
September 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Three years ago, Sean Hunt - aka Approach - was spending the month touring in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The Lawrence hip-hop musician was opening for Souls of Mischief, an Oakland-based act he considered a primary influence while growing up. “My first time overseas and I’m touring with the guys whose posters were on my wall as a kid,” Hunt recalls.
Casino-themed benefit planned
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
Alvamar Country Club will play host to a Casino Night on Sept. 29 to benefit Cottonwood Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities.
Commodities
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 11.5 cents to $8.24; December corn fell 6.5 cents to $3.3925; December oats dropped 2 cents to $2.605; November soybeans fell 10.5 cents to $8.93.
LHS rocks Ravens
Balanced offense, tough defense lift Lions to first win
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
It was difficult to determine which aspect of Lawrence High’s first half was more impressive Thursday night - the offense’s domination or the defense’s refusal to give an inch. Then again, the Lions’ first drive of the second half might have trumped them both. It was that kind of night for the Lions in Olathe. LHS (1-1) picked up its first victory of the season, a 28-0 pasting of Olathe Northwest (0-2).
Three new members to join H&R Block board
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
H&R Block Inc. shareholders voted Thursday to replace three members of the company’s board of directors with nominees chosen by a dissident stockholder.
Bin Laden plans new video in advance of 9/11 anniversary
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Osama bin Laden will release a new video in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida’s media arm announced Thursday.
AP opens poll to little guys
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
After pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State is still shaking things up. The Associated Press said Thursday that lower-division schools - that means you, Mountaineers - are now eligible for its 71-year-old poll.
CyDex collaborates on asthma treatments
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
CyDex Inc. and Aradigm Corp. announced Thursday that they had entered into a two-year collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize inhalants designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
Tourney taps pair of KU tennis players
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Kansas University’s top tennis doubles team was selected to the International Tennis Association All-American Championships, the ITA announced Wednesday.
10 Palestinian militants killed in clashes
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
Israeli troops backed by tanks and bulldozers crossed into southern Gaza to strike at Palestinian militants Thursday, killing 10, a day after Israeli leaders ruled out a large-scale offensive to stop daily rocket salvos from Gaza.
Band Day celebrates 60 years this weekend
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
For 33 years, Tom Stidham has coordinated the annual Kansas University Band Day. He’s invited high school bands, directed the Marching Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium, acted as parade marshal and even amassed a small collection of mistakenly discarded instrument parts. But he’s never actually seen the parade.
Virus may be to blame for death of honeybees
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
Scientific sleuths have a new suspect for a mysterious affliction that has killed off honeybees by the billions: a virus previously unknown in the United States. The scientists report using a novel genetic technique and old-fashioned statistics to identify Israeli acute paralysis virus as the latest potential culprit in the widespread deaths of worker bees, a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.
Commentary: Little-used Sosa could be leaving quietly
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
The self-absorbed superstar we heard about in Chicago no longer exists. A humbled veteran has replaced him. Sammy Sosa, the fifth player to ever hit 600 home runs, understands there may be only about 20 games left in his professional baseball career. He’s OK with that.
American indian actress gives voice to unique band
September 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
To realize that Irene Bedard and Deni isn’t your typical band, look no further than the title track on its first album. It’s called “Warrior of Love,” and it includes spoken-word sections, techno beats, rock guitar lines and American Indian chanting.
Officers arrest 21 in underage cybersex sting
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
A former federal security agent, a former Southampton village treasurer and 19 other men were arrested following a sting operation targeting men who attempted to meet underage teens for sex, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Thursday.
Lawrence teachers raise more than $1,000 for town
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Greensburg alumna, Nancy DeGarmo saw her high school torn down and students and teachers start fall classes in portable buildings. The principal of New York School in Lawrence wanted to do something to help her former hometown - and teachers, in particular - after a May 4 tornado devastated the city.
Police seek 7 more suspects in alleged plot
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
Police searched Thursday for seven people thought to have aided three Islamic radicals arrested for allegedly plotting massive bombings - a case that has ignited debate over whether investigators should have broader powers to probe the computers of terrorism suspects.
2 NATO soldiers killed; kidnappings reported
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Bomb blasts killed two NATO soldiers and wounded several others Thursday as insurgent violence in the country is running at its highest level since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.
Rain lashes as typhoon approaches, killing one
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Heavy rain and strong winds lashed Tokyo today as a typhoon neared the capital after killing one person, injuring at least 35 and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes.
Authorities: Couple did illegal surgeries
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
A couple were arrested after authorities said they performed illegal and disfiguring cosmetic surgeries in their filthy home, filled with drugs and syringes. Ha Nguyen, 48, and Zbigniew Makowski, 62, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license and child endangerment.
Pump patrol
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.74 at several locations.
Foreign buyers find opportunities in U.S.
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: We have been shopping for a condominium in some resort areas that we would like to use as a vacation getaway now and then convert to our primary residence when we retire in a few years. Many of the buyers we see at open houses appear to be foreigners. Is this a new trend?
Ex-KU coach Williams to enter Hall
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Roy Williams tonight at the age of 57 receives coaching’s highest honor - induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Williams, an Asheville, N.C., native who enters this season with a 524-131 record in 15 years at Kansas University and four at North Carolina, readily admits tonight’s ceremony will be special.
Search area expanded for lost aviator Fossett
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
Search teams dramatically expanded their hunt for adventurer Steve Fossett to encompass 10,000 square miles of rugged mountains and desert Thursday after nearly four discouraging days yielded no trace of his single-engine plane.
Marine: Bombing led to civilian killings
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A8
A Marine accused in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians told a military court Thursday “the threat had to be neutralized” after a roadside bomb hit his convoy and killed a fellow Marine.
Mayer: Carlisle’s stunner still best
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Appalachian State 34, Michigan 32 - greatest upset in college football history? If not, it’s certainly among ‘em. But I’d lean toward a West Point-Carlisle showdown featuring a couple of guys named Thorpe and Eisenhower as my favorite. It had far more penetrating social impact - Nov. 9, 1912, when Pop Warner’s lightly regarded Carlisle Indians romped, 27-6, past a befuddled Army club suffering its only loss of the season.
Campus safety systems assessed
KU, Lawrence public schools improving communications
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Education and government leaders need to develop systems to deal with mental illness and recognize possible threats, a task force on campus and school safety said Thursday. The panel of 27 attorneys general, including Kansas’ Paul Morrison, made the recommendations about school and campus safety in response to the April shootings at Virginia Tech, where a gunman killed 32 students and himself.
Veritas to unveil home field tonight
September 7, 2007 in print edition on B4
Don Dunn attended a Veritas Christian High football game a couple of years ago and was duly unimpressed. Oh, the product was fine. The Eagles had a decent football team, but Dunn, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, couldn’t say the same for the venue.