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6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
The house that God built
September 8, 2007 in print edition on 1D
This is Steve Ozark’s dream, at least for now. Six or seven Lawrence faith organizations each would sign on to support one mentally disabled person. The money would go to pay for housing for them.”Because we learn there’s a greater cause than our own family and our own self,” Ozark says, “we try to reach out and help other people.”
6:00 p.m.
The Jayhawk quarterbacks roll out with some snaps during pregame against Southeastern Louisiana at Memorial Stadium. KU-SELa. Updates
September 8, 2007
Southeastern Louisiana is certainly not Appalachian State, the I-AA opponent who stunned No. 5 Michigan on the road a week ago, sending quakes throughout the college football world. But even though the Lions aren’t as dangerous, the Jayhawks have made it clear throughout the week that Southeastern Louisiana is not to be taken lightly. Besides, the Jayhawks have a reputation to uphold following last Saturday’s 52-7 thumping of Central Michigan in front of a loud Memorial Stadium crowd.
7:30 p.m.
The Greene Room
The Greene Room Live: KU-Southeastern Louisiana
Posted September 8, 2007
8:59 p.m.: Well, let Tom Keegan's 'Carmon Boyd-Anderson for Heisman' campaign begin. On the freshman's first chance to truly showcase his stuff, he rushed for ...

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Scoring Summary: KU-Southeastern Louisiana
September 8, 2007
How the points were scored: KU-Southeastern Louisiana
KU-SELa. Updates
September 8, 2007
Southeastern Louisiana is certainly not Appalachian State, the I-AA opponent who stunned No. 5 Michigan on the road a week ago, sending quakes throughout the college football world. But even though the Lions aren’t as dangerous, the Jayhawks have made it clear throughout the week that Southeastern Louisiana is not to be taken lightly. Besides, the Jayhawks have a reputation to uphold following last Saturday’s 52-7 thumping of Central Michigan in front of a loud Memorial Stadium crowd.
Law allows Jews who fled Hitler to seek citizenship
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
When Helen Springut was growing up, her parents wouldn’t vacation in Germany or buy a German car. The legacy of the Holocaust was too bitter. But Springut, 26, has been to Germany several times and doesn’t think “all Germans are Nazis.”
U.S. military reports seven troop deaths
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
The U.S. military on Friday announced the deaths of seven more American troops in combat, including four in Anbar province, the Sunni stronghold where U.S. officials say a tribal revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq has brought dramatic improvements in security.
Studies: Melting ice may doom polar bears
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Two-thirds of the world’s population of polar bears could die out over the next 50 years, as warmer weather melts away the thick sheets of sea ice where the bears spend much of their lives, according to studies released Friday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
People in the news
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘High School’ star’s nude shot emerges¢ ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author L’Engle, 88, dies¢ Troopers: Hogan’s son got warning, then ticket¢ Actress Fischer, director husband Gunn separate¢ Rapper Foxy Brown sentenced to one year
Is ‘Torchwood’ the new ‘X-Files’?
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D7
Sporting gadgets, secrets and the whiff of romance, the new British series “Torchwood” (8 p.m. today, BBC America) has the makings of a cult hit. An expensive-looking pastiche of American and British influences, “Torchwood” combines the high-concept mysteries of “The X-Files” and “Men in Black” with the well-grounded humor and insight of blue-collar British police procedurals.
Families getting child support unhappy about paying new fee
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Millions of families that turned to federal and state governments for help in collecting child support payments will now have to pay more for the service. Beginning Oct. 1, families in several states will have to pay $25 annually when their states have collected at least $500 on their behalf.
Sebelius urges insurance funding for kids
SCHIP provides health coverage at low cost
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday urged Congress to approve funding for a children’s health insurance program and override President Bush if he follows through on a veto threat. Flanked by fifth-graders at Lowman Hill Elementary, Sebelius said, “These kids are not going to be able to learn unless they are healthy and ready to go to school.”
This ‘Pig’ can fly
Brown brings ‘character’ to Mizzou
September 8, 2007
It’s not every junior college transfer who plays like Cornelius “Pig” Brown. Brown came to Missouri last year from a community college in California with two years of eligibility remaining. He took over the starting spot at strong safety this season, and had his best game ever in Missouri’s 40-34 season-opening win against Illinois Saturday.
Library reading program expands residents’ horizons
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
When a question pops into the inquisitive minds of 10-year-old twins Anna Birt and Anastasia Birt, they know where to find the answer: the library. Like young detectives, they peruse the shelves of books with their mother, Carol Birt.
Army Reserve troops return home today
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The 946th Transportation Co. of the Army Reserve will be returning to Lawrence today after completing its deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
KU finds ways to win
Jayhawks topple Peahens, Cowgirls
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
No one is going to mistake St. Peters’ and Wyoming’s volleyball teams for perennial Big 12 powerhouses Nebraska and Texas. Still, a win’s a win, and Kansas University’s volleyball team fashioned two totally different ways to do just that during Friday’s Jayhawk Invitational in the Horejsi Center on the cusp of starting Big 12 play.
Ugly start on Veritas’ new field
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Well, you can’t always have everything. Veritas High followers flocked to rural Douglas County on Friday night for the dedication of the Eagles’ new $150,000 football facility. The lights sparkled. The grass was lush. The seating was plentiful. Then they played the game. Topeka Cair Paravel 42, Veritas 0.
Police investigate outbreak of accidents
Woman’s fall from window, bus collision among incidents
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
A rash of accidents - including the fall of a woman from a third-story window - kept Douglas County law enforcement officers and medical crews busy late Thursday and early Friday. Two people were hurt in separate traffic accidents on the Kansas Turnpike. At Free State High School on Friday morning, no one was injured when a school bus and a car collided.
Rockers await Haskell
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Victor Ramos admits he had the jitters prior to his first college football game. “Yes, I did,” Ramos, Haskell Indian Nations University’s red-shirt freshman quarterback, said with a smile, “but after a few snaps they went away.”
Society calendar
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D5
Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Westside Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Federal government charges ‘chief’ in immigration scam
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
The leader of an unrecognized American Indian tribe was charged Friday with scheming to sell tribal memberships to immigrants by falsely claiming the documents would make them U.S. citizens, a federal prosecutor said.
Teaching tactic opens doors
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
In her fashionable black dress with the pleated hem and very-high-heeled pumps, Maria Reyes might be an advertising account saleswoman. A litigator. A motivational speaker. What she doesn’t resemble is the gang member and insolent juvenile offender who showed up for her first day of high school English wearing an ankle monitor.
Kicking pets out of bed can improve sleep
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
If you’re one of the more than 70 million Americans who’s chronically sleep deprived, you’re probably all too familiar with the effects: daytime drowsiness, headaches, irritability, weight gain and poor concentration. Chronic sleep loss may also up the risk of colds and infections, and contribute to heart disease, diabetes and even a shorter life span.
Jobs report raises fears of recession
Employers cut 4,000 positions last month, increasing likelihood of interest rate trim
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
The first monthly decline in new jobs in four years raises fears of recession and virtually guarantees that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later this month to spur the economy, experts said Friday.
Lions expect ‘challenge’ today
September 8, 2007
Southeastern Louisiana football coach Mike Lucas seems to be bracing for a bad day in Lawrence, even if he’s not throwing in the towel before today’s 6 p.m. game with Kansas begins. “It is a challenge,” Lucas said. “We’ve got such a young club that we’ve got to make sure we stay positive and really try to extenuate the good things and not dwell on the bad things that happen.
Dad sees son save N.Y win
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Joba Chamberlain came trotting out of the bullpen to start the seventh inning, and tears came streaming down Harlan Chamberlain’s weather-beaten face. When his son’s first pitch registered 99 mph on the radar gun, the older man whooped with glee and pointed toward the scoreboard yelling, “Ninety-nine! Ninety-nine!”
Granderson propels Tigers
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Detroit Tigers might be putting it together just in time to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Faith briefs
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D8
Religious events around Lawrence.
Miami may be unranked, but Sooners still anxious
September 8, 2007
A 69-point romp is proof Oklahoma didn’t look past its season opener against North Texas, but there’s little doubt the Sooners - and that number includes coach Bob Stoops - are relishing the challenge that awaits them this week.
Werts rises to occasion
Bruising runner scores three TDs as Firebirds roll
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Free State High senior Ryder Werts usually isn’t the football team’s first-string running back. But he sure looked like one Friday night at Shawnee Mission South as the Firebirds (1-1) blew out the Raiders (0-2), 57-14.
Around and about
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D3
Lawrence High School’s Class of 1997 plans to celebrate 10 years since graduation with a reunion Oct. 12-13.
Ankiel says drugs were prescribed
If Cardinals outfielder used HGH, it was to help him recover from elbow surgery, player maintains
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Rick Ankiel says any drugs he received in 2004 were prescribed by a licensed physician to help him recover from reconstructive elbow surgery. Ankiel, whose comeback is one of the great stories of this season, initially acknowledged human growth hormone was among those medications during a brief session with reporters Friday, then refused to list his various prescriptions.
Millionaire U.S. Rep. wins third lottery prize
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, already a millionaire and heir to the Kimberly-Clark fortune, is on a lucky streak.
Parents suspects in missing girl case
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
In a shocking twist, the British parents who have run an international campaign to find their missing toddler were declared suspects in the case Friday, their attorney said, after traces of blood were found in their rental car.
Horoscopes
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D7
This year you often feel that you are balancing and juggling situations. If they tumble one way or the other, the outcome could be quite different, and neither one acceptable. Tune in to your desires and needs. Often you appear far more serious than in the past. Investigate what is happening below the surface with others, and their vulnerabilities might be quite touching.
Sharp shows he’s up to speed
After struggling in two-a-days, running back impressive in opener
September 8, 2007
Seeing Jake Sharp shake and bake for 106 yards on 15 carries last week was a fulfilling feeling for Kansas University’s football coaches. Sharp, a sophomore running back out of Salina, picked up all but 19 of those yards in the second half of KU’s 52-7 victory over Central Michigan.
Town’s only store closing
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
The sign in the window of Circle S IGA simply states “Going out of business sale.” No date for the store closing has been set. But some of the 803 residents of this town are bracing for the worst, while hoping that someone will step up and purchase the town’s only store. “It’s about waking up people in the local community to do business at home,” storeowner John Shearer said.
Pump patrol
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.71 at several locations.
Baldwin rolls past Paola
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C7
Baldwin High School senior Gabe Mason rushed for two touchdowns, and Baldwin rushed for 378 yards in a 20-7 high school football victory over Paola on Friday at Liston Stadium. “I am most definitely happy to win tonight,” Baldwin coach Mike Berg said. “To beat a team that got state runner up last year is very special.” The Bulldogs led 20-0 before Paola tried to rally.
Unwalkable’ neighborhoods challenge exercisers
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Nearly one in four people in the Atlanta area are exercise enthusiasts stuck in neighborhoods without sidewalks or other walking amenities, according to a study that illustrates a problem for many Americans.
Immigrant-bashing will be costly for GOP
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Karl Rove is right. That’s not a misprint. President Bush’s career guru has long insisted that Republicans will never achieve permanent majority status unless they can connect with Hispanic voters.
Diocese to pay $198M to settle claims
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego agreed Friday to pay nearly $200 million to 144 people who were sexually abused by clergy members, the second-largest payment since the U.S. abuse scandal erupted five years ago.
Dillon returns; Seabury falls
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
It had been more than a week since Seabury Academy’s Gabrielle Dillon had picked up a tennis racket. On Friday against Kansas City Christian, Dillon got back to the court and was back in form - though the Seahawks lost the dual, 6-3.
Top point guard visiting Kansas
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C6
Angel Goodrich, a 5-foot-5 senior point guard from Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Okla., is on Kansas University’s campus this weekend for an official recruiting visit.
Nebraska defense gears for tricky Wake Forest
September 8, 2007
Nebraska’s defensive coaches are preaching patience as their charges prepare for Wake Forest’s misdirection offense. “They get you going one way, and they have reverses that go the other,” coach Bill Callahan said.
Anatomy of a big hit
More uplifting than a goal-line stand, more game-changing than a fumble, a clean-the-clock blow can fire up a crowd - and a team
September 8, 2007
Joe Mortensen could’ve picked anything. The question let him go wherever he wanted to go. Kansas University’s middle linebacker was asked after last week’s 52-7 victory over Central Michigan what his favorite part of the night was. Within a second, he was ready to answer. “Mike Rivera’s hit on that screen,” he said with a sly smile.
Report: Wake jumping caused boat accident
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
“Wake jumping” led to the boating accident that killed a man last month at Perry Lake, according to the completed investigative report by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Prof takes war expertise to Oxford
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Rarely will one of the most prestigious universities in western Europe ask a Kansas University professor to explain to a group of instructors that they’re all, well, wrong. But anthropology professors Felix Moos and Bart Dean will lead a study group Tuesday at Oxford University that will address changes in modern warfare.
Student aid legislation sent to president
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Congress sent President Bush legislation Friday to boost financial aid for college students by cutting some $20 billion in government subsidies to banks that make student loans.
Rutgers, Rice run over Navy
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ray Rice became the career rushing leader at No. 15 Rutgers and still had to share the spotlight with his defense.
South Korean leader spars with President Bush
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
In an unexpected twist, President Bush’s bout of diplomacy in Asia hit a snag in dealings with longtime ally South Korea and drew a conciliatory gesture from “Axis of Evil” member North Korea.
Officials open to new Tiller investigation
Woman who underwent abortion now believes her fetus was viable
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Attorney General Paul Morrison and a state medical regulator said Friday they’re open to investigating new questions about how Dr. George Tiller and his clinic handled a late-term abortion in 2003.
Police search for 13 kidnapped workers
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Police and villagers hunted on Friday for 13 mine-clearing workers kidnapped in a restive part of Afghanistan less than a week after Taliban militants vowed to step up an abduction campaign.
Laura Bush to have outpatient surgery
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Laura Bush will undergo surgery today to relieve pain from pinched nerves in her neck, her press secretary said Friday.
Soldier from Kansas found dead in barracks
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Army officials are investigating the death of a soldier found in his barracks at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, a base spokeswoman said Thursday.
Lawmakers approve $20K bonuses for selves
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Lawmakers have approved end-of-term bonuses for themselves of more than $20,000 each, a move an anti-corruption campaigner said showed “contempt for public opinion” in a country where nearly half the population earns less than a dollar a day.
Nation backs planned peace talks for Darfur
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
The U.N. chief won Chad’s backing for a Darfur peace conference during a visit Friday to this poverty-stricken central African nation that has become home to tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict in neighboring Sudan.
Amphitheater’s future unclear
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Live Nation has ended its 14-year agreement with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., to manage the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, sparking concern about the future of the outdoor music venue.
Nevada landscape reveals little in search for Fossett
September 8, 2007
High above a landscape of canyons and shadows, veteran pilot Jim Herd sees a tiny flash on a mountainside. A mirror? A piece of wreckage? A closer look reveals a prospector’s small mine, the reflection most likely coming from metal fencing or some broken glass.
K.C. park board member doesn’t intend to resign
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
A woman whose presence on the city’s park board has two national groups threatening to pull their conventions from Kansas City unless she steps down says she doesn’t intend to resign.
Study: Low Vitamin D levels pose risk in pregnancy
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of life-threatening preeclampsia during pregnancy five-fold, Pennsylvania researchers reported Friday. Some researchers have suspected that low levels of vitamin D contribute to the disorder, which is characterized by soaring blood pressure and swelling of the hands and feet, but the new study is the first to examine its role directly.
Baker football seeks first victory
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Coming off a season-opening loss to NCAA Div. II Missouri Western, the Baker University football team hopes to rebound today in its home opener against Culver-Stockton. Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
OSU loses big man Cooper
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma State lost its only remaining experienced frontcourt player Friday when Kenny Cooper decided to transfer. “Kenny has chosen to leave our team,” coach Sean Sutton said. “It was a tough decision for him, and it was a lengthy process. But eventually, it boiled down to him wanting to play closer to home.”
Elderly woman survives two weeks in woods
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
A woman in her seventies has astounded doctors by surviving nearly two weeks in the thick woods of Eastern Oregon’s rugged Wallowa Mountains. Doctors said Doris Anderson was hours from death when found Thursday, with a body temperature that had dropped to 90 degrees.
Henin ousts second sister
Like Serena, Venus Williams falls, 7-6, 6-4
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Venus Williams will head to a doctor to figure out why she felt so ill while losing to Justine Henin in the U.S. Open semifinals. Serena Williams talked about Henin’s “lucky shots” after losing to the Belgian in the quarterfinals.
Faith Forum: Was the Bible written for ancient people, or for us?
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
The Bible has 66 “books.” It is a library, not a single book, with many different recipients. One doesn’t read all the books in a library in the same way, just as you didn’t read every book you opened this summer in the same way. Diverse literary genres fill the Bible, from poetry to song to dreamlike visions to historiography to Gospel to multiple epistles.
On the record
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft of several items worth $1,040 to Lawrence Police on Thursday. The items included two iPods, two digital cameras and a cellular telephone. The theft occurred between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:03 p.m. Thursday from the 4100 block of W. 24th Place.
The house that God built
Lawrence faith group that offers affordable housing to disadvantaged part of national trend
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
This is Steve Ozark’s dream, at least for now. Six or seven Lawrence faith organizations each would sign on to support one mentally disabled person. The money would go to pay for housing for them.”Because we learn there’s a greater cause than our own family and our own self,” Ozark says, “we try to reach out and help other people.”
Church to honor longtime pianist
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
If you’ve attended a service recently at McLouth Countryside Baptist Church you’ve probably seen the familiar face of Charlie Bolinger sitting behind the piano playing the old, familiar gospel music. “I’ve played the piano for so long I wouldn’t know anything different,” Bolinger said. “It’s just something the Lord gave me to do, so I might as well use it.”
4-H and FCE news
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D3
The Kanwaka Family and Community Education unit plans to meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Ann Haley. Ruth Wyatt will give the lesson on “Serving As a Delegate.”
Scouting news
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D3
Boy Scouts from Troop 55, chartered to Westside Presbyterian Church, participated in a campout, Court of Honor and Order of the Arrow call-out ceremony May 18-20 at Camp Bromelsick. Scouts called out for the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society, were Jamie Braden, Tyler Hanson, Johnathan Roberts, Steven Howe, Jeremy Woodhead, Isaac Remboldt and Ian Gent.
Club news
September 8, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club played a Mitchell movement at nine tables directed by Chris Lane on Aug. 29. The North-South players were led by Chuck Hedges and Virginia Seaver, followed by Sally Taylor and Yvonne Hedges. Harry Shaffer and Grant Sutton placed third, followed by Judy Bevan and Phyllis Brownlee.
Former Kansas coach inducted
Jayhawk career ‘best 15 years of my life,’ Williams says
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Between a morning ceremony when he received his official Hall of Fame blazer and an afternoon speech to a group of sixth- and seventh-graders, Roy Williams had just a few minutes to gobble down a lunch of chicken nuggets inside the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Released detainee arrested on trip home
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Briton released by Pakistan after more than a year in custody was arrested shortly after his plane landed Friday at London’s Heathrow Airport, police said. A handcuffed Rangzieb Ahmed was pulled off the plane by armed police who boarded it as soon as its doors opened.
WWII-era stunt plane crashes, killing pilot
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
The pilot of a civilian World War II stunt plane died Friday after the plane crashed during a practice run just hours before an air show, officials said.
Commodities
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Agriculture futures rose Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery climbed 19.5 cents to $8.435 a bushel; December corn added 8.25 cents to $3.475 a bushel; December oats rose 3.25 cents to $2.6375 a bushel; November soybeans picked up 12.75 cents to $9.0525 a bushel.
Lender could reduce work force by 12,000
Countrywide expects number of new loans to fall by 25 percent
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Struggling lender Countrywide Financial Corp. said Friday it would cut as many as 12,000 jobs as it struggles to deal with challenging conditions in the mortgage industry.
Mayor admits risque e-mail
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Freeman showing poise
Kansas State QB shrugs off Auburn’s relenting pressure
September 8, 2007
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman threw a career-high 57 passes in the Wildcats’ 23-13 loss at No. 18 Auburn on Saturday. He took repeated shots from the Tigers’ attacking defense and even twisted his ankle when his cleat got caught in the grass trying to slide.
Land swap
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The Bohmanns (“Distorted plan,” Sept. 1) believe they are good neighbors to Haskell. They also think my letter (“Poor location,” Aug. 21) contained “inaccuracies” about their plan to erect two boat storage facilities beside an Indian cemetery that has existed since 1884. It is the only site on the National Register of Historic Places that actually dates to Haskell’s earliest years.
Lawrence Datebook
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Nearby prairie
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Thanks for the article in Thursday’s Journal-World extolling the beauty of native prairies. We would like to inform your readers that they don’t have to drive hours to visit the prairie. The Kansas Land Trust has been working for 16 years to preserve native prairies and other lands of ecological significance throughout the state, including right here in the Lawrence area.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 8, 1907: “The many different tribes of Indians in the United States are represented by 650 bright boys and girls at Haskell Institute as the fall term begins. Attendance at Haskell has been steadily increasing and is getting near an over-taxing of the capacity.
Owners of nursing home acquitted in Katrina deaths
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The owners of a nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina were acquitted Friday of negligent homicide and cruelty charges for not evacuating the facility as the storm approached.
Somber statistics
Teen suicide statistics released this week should be a call to action.
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
The most frightening statistic of the last week may well be the teen suicide rates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control. The suicide rate for girls 10 to 14 years old shot up by 67 percent from 2003 to 2004. For all young people between the ages of 10 and 24, the rate rose by 8 percent, the biggest single-year increase in 15 years.
Imprisoned ex-Enron CEO seeks new trial
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Imprisoned former Enron chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling asked Friday for a new trial, saying the Justice Department used incorrect legal theories and “coercive and abusive tactics” to win a conviction, including threatening witnesses.
McCain to challenge GOP rivals on Iraq
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
It might be Fred Thompson’s week in the spotlight, now that his entry into the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is official, but it is the hope of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that, by the end of September, this will be remembered not as Thompson’s moment but as McCain’s month.
Nation says it briefly detained 4 U.S. soldiers
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Ethiopia earlier this year briefly detained what it said were four U.S. soldiers trying to contact a rebel group that has been fighting for greater autonomy for eastern Ethiopia, government officials said Friday.
New bin Laden video has jeers, boasts, but no overt threats
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush said Osama bin Laden’s mention of the Iraq war in his video message is a reminder of al-Qaida’s long-term objectives in Iraq and of the “dangerous world in which we live.”
Suspected militants kill two alleged prostitutes
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Suspected Islamic militants beheaded two women in northwest Pakistan after accusing them of being prostitutes, police said Friday.
Heat exposure cause of 2 summer deaths
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Jackson County medical examiner’s office has confirmed that heat exposure was a factor in two summer deaths, city officials announced Friday. The deaths bring the total heat-related fatalities in Kansas City to four, with the Jackson County medical examiner still investigating three others.
Subtropical Storm Gabrielle forms off coast
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Subtropical Storm Gabrielle formed Friday off the southeast U.S. coast, and a tropical storm watch was issued for portions of the South Carolina and North Carolina coast.
Police searching for missing student find bike
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Authorities searched mountain trails and the Provo River on Friday looking for a Brigham Young University student near where two people took a bicycle that may belong to her.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence City Commission started the ball rolling toward the downzoning of 500 to 600 lots in East Lawrence.
Despite Iraq reports, future of troops is set
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
No matter what Army Gen. David Petraeus tells Congress about the surge in Iraq on Monday, the course for U.S. troops there is already set: Next April, the 30,000 troops who were added this year will begin coming home.
Keegan: Santee a perfect fit at TE
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
The tight end must bruise his knuckles with the rest of the blockers, and then, when it comes time to catch, he has to showcase hands soft enough to hold onto wobbly passes. He plays football’s ultimate hybrid position. Usually not as big as the offensive linemen and not as fast as the receivers, he needs toughness and smarts.
Airline worker: Outfit too skimpy to fly
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 23-year-old woman who boarded a Southwest Airlines plane in a short skirt for a flight to Arizona says she was led off the plane for wearing an outfit that was considered too skimpy.
Miskito Indians lash out at Nicaraguan government after Hurricane Felix
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Hundreds gathered Friday on a beach in a remote jungle region of Nicaragua to mourn the victims of Hurricane Felix and condemn the government for doing too little to search for anyone who might have survived.
Ugly Jayhawk
A video now making the rounds on the Internet is an embarrassment to Kansas University.
September 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University alumni everywhere should be embarrassed by football coach Mark Mangino’s profane tirade that’s displayed for all the world to see on YouTube.
Gorzelanny pitches Bucs past Cubs
September 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Tom Gorzelanny allowed one run over seven effective innings. Gorzelanny (14-7), a Kansas University product, has been tough on the Cubs before, allowing two earned run in 22 innings over three career starts.
President of disputed territory sworn in
September 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
The former security chief of Nagorno-Karabakh was sworn in Friday as the new president of the Armenian-controlled breakaway region.