Archive for Monday, September 10, 2007

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Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence Youth Football Baker art
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of differential tuition?

Poll results

Response Percent
It prices some students right out of a degree
 
63%
It’s worth the cost to get the best quality education
 
30%
Undecided
 
6%
Total 190
Videos

Lead stories

5:03 a.m.
KU students walk on campus Wednesday. Stricter policies led to the dismissal of 884 students last year. Some call tuition disparity unfair
September 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
At Kansas University, tuition for in-state freshmen costs $213 per credit hour, but that hardly tells the whole story of the price of a college education. Even ignoring room and board, or required campus fees, a sizable additional cost comes from differential tuition, or course fees, which range from $13.80 per credit hour in the School of Journalism to as much as $156.80 per hour for master’s degree classes offered in the School of Business.
9:00 a.m.
Amanda Snodgrass, left, 8, walks off the baseball field hugging her sister Kiera Snodgrass, 9, at the Wakarusa Valley School on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007.  Kiera, who has down-syndrome, has been part of Lawrence Park and Recreation Department's Special Populations Program.  Declining enrollment has the Snodgrass family worried about the future of the program. Parents concerned low participation will take away children’s opportunities
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It all started with the doctors. When Kiera Snodgrass was born with Down syndrome 10 years ago this week, the doctors almost immediately began setting the bar low. “I don’t know why they do what they do, but they made it sound like she would never amount to anything,” Dennis Snodgrass, Kiera’s father, said of the doctors.
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Nick Birney spent three weeks this summer learning Arabic in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt trip lesson in language, culture
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Nick Birney, 18, gained a new family and started to learn a new language this summer. For six weeks while he lived in Cairo, Egypt, the Lawrence High School senior traded the familiarity of English for the basics of Arabic. He also left behind his parents, Mike and Cindi Birney, who live near Clinton. Birney was accepted to participate in the summer language study with other American students through AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly American Field Service.
2:11 p.m.
Online chat
Chat with KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway
September 10, 2007
As the 16th chancellor of the University of Kansas, Robert Hemenway is the chief executive for the university, which spans the main campus in Lawrence, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, the Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., and its clinical branch in Wichita.
5:00 p.m.
Walt Bailey examines a painting by Don Louthian, who served as a Baker University professor from 1955-1963, for an exhibition that opens Tuesday. Bailey, a recently retired Baker professor, is now serving as a special assistant to Baker's president, making an inventory of the university's artwork and organizing exhibitions. Cataloging creativity
September 10, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Walt Bailey stands in the registration and records office at Baker University, looking around the room. It’s a fairly nondescript office - white walls, cubicles, lots of paperwork. Secretly, he’d like to perform an experiment. What if he removed the paintings that line the walls and the sculpture that sits atop a shelf?

All stories

6News video: “Real Men of Genius” visit KU
September 10, 2007
Two of the beer industry’s “real men of genius” were in town speaking to a KU class about marketing, and they say they’re consuming more knowledge than they’re serving up.
6News video: Commuinity Commission on Homelessness seeking agency
September 10, 2007
Leaders in the Lawrence Homeless Community look for an agency to coordinate all available housing. At a meeting of about 50 people this afternoon, the Community Commission on Homelessness asked a local agency to step forward and become this clearinghouse.
6News video: Dole Institute houses World Trade Center memorial
September 10, 2007
The September 11 attacks happened thousands of miles away, yet two important remnants of that day rest here in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Talib shows versatility
September 10, 2007
Two games, two receiving touchdowns for the guy who only plays offense part-time. All-American cornerback Aqib Talib is usually known for his big plays on defense.
6Sports video: KU soccer struggles
September 10, 2007
After a run of three NCAA tournament appearances in four years, the Kansas soccer team has been on the outside looking in for the past two seasons.
6Sports video: KU defense was fantastic
September 10, 2007
On opening weekend, we sang the praises of Todd Reesing and the Kansas offense. This week, it’s time to give thanks to the Jayhawk defense. After all, on Saturday, it was fantastic.
6Sports video: Herford honored
September 10, 2007
Kansas return man Marcus Herford was named the co-Big 12 special teams player of the week. The Jayhawk junior from DeSoto, Texas returned three kickoffs for 149 yards against Southeastern Louisiana.
6News video: State, local law enforcement working to curb alcohol violations
September 10, 2007
Underage drinkers, beware! State and local law enforcement officials teamed up in an effort to curb alcohol violations in Lawrence bars, restaurants and liquor stores.
6News video: School board approves teacher contract
September 10, 2007
Another step down, one more to go before teacher contracts are officials. Lawrence School Board members approved a new teacher contract that will boost salaries more the $1 million from last year.
6News video: County, FHS to partner on SLT
September 10, 2007
Douglas County leaders finalized a formal agreement to partner with the Federal Highway Administration on completing the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway. On a 2-1 vote, the County Commissioners put the finishing touches on a four-year-old agreement with the FHA to mitigate teh effect to historic properties by completing the highway.
6News Now: SLT agreement reached by Douglas County leaders
September 10, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tonight’s Lawrence Journal-World, Douglas County leaders formalize an agreement to complete the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway, and school leaders may formally approve the salary packages for Lawrence teachers.
County approves federal role in SLT completion
September 10, 2007
Commissioners Bob Johnson and Jere McElhaney voted for approval but Commissioner Charles Jones voted against it. Jones opposed the original agreement executed n 2003. Jones said he opposes the 32nd Street route in the SLT proposal.
Beckett notches 18th win
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Josh Beckett allowed two runs in seven innings to earn his 18th win, and the Red Sox completed another successful season at Camden Yards.Coco Crisp singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Mike Lowell drove in two runs and Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox, who went 6-3 in Baltimore this year.
Brewers start with three dingers
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Brewers became only the third team in major-league history to open a game with three straight home runs when Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun connected Sunday off Phil Dumatrait.Weeks and Braun each hit another homer and J.J. Hardy added two doubles - all in the first four innings.
On the Record
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Law enforcement report¢ Emergency calls¢ Douglas County District Court
Ryan Wood’s KU Football notes
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Sending a message¢ About Toledo¢ He’s OK
Report on tuberculosis case cites significant gaps in travel security
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
A congressional investigation into officials’ inability to stop a tuberculosis patient from leaving the country found significant security gaps, heightening concern about vulnerability to potential cases of pandemic flu or smallpox.
Probe of ‘free lunch’ seminars for seniors finds sales pressure, misleading claims, fraud
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
An investigation by federal and state regulators of “free lunch” investment seminars aimed at seniors has found high-pressure sales pitches masquerading as educational sessions, pervasive misleading claims for unsuitable financial products, and even fraud.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.71 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Agencies testing state’s birds for signs of avian flu
Precaution would allow early detection of possible outbreak
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas and federal wildlife agencies are gearing up for a nationwide surveillance program this fall designed for early detection of avian flu. This is the second year for the program, and there has been no evidence of the dangerous strain of the bird flu in the United States. But that strain, known in scientific terms as highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1, has struck bird flocks in other countries and has even been contracted by a few people.
Officials foresee major work on health care
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
With the number of uninsured Kansans increasing, state government leaders say expansion of health insurance will be one of the top issues of the upcoming legislative session. Kansas Health Policy Authority has conducted meetings across the state to get input on reform options to present to the Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in November. “Having this conversation around Kansas makes sense,” Sebelius said. “I’m encouraged by what I’m hearing.”
A-Rod powers Yankees past K.C.
Rodriguez’s 52nd homer sends New York to 6-3 win
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
The hottest hitter in the majors cannot lie. Once in a while, even A-Rod steals a glance at the scoreboard and goes “Wow!” “Sure. Sometimes,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I’ve peeked up there a couple of times. You smile. You have to enjoy it a little bit and keep it moving.”
Rookie lifts Favre to top of list
Moss hauls in nine catches as Patriots crush Jets
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Rookie kicker Mason Crosby’s 42-yard field goal with two seconds left lifted Green Bay. The Packers benefited from a second major mistake by the Eagles’ special teams, when J.R. Reed bobbled a punt with 59 seconds remaining. Green Bay’s Jarrett Bush recovered at the Philadelphia 31.
Lawrence Datebook
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Cheap-chic clothing line packs star power
September 10, 2007
Less than $20 for a sweater? In most cases, that’s not just hot, it’s highly flammable. As in “100 percent acrylic” flammable.
Making the case for a raise
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: I am a mom who went back to work two years ago. The best part of the job is the flexibility. I work three days a week, and if one of my kids gets sick, I can switch days or just not work. I recently asked for a raise and was denied. I was pretty upset. She said, “I am not selling enough, and now is not the right time to ask.” Is there ever the right time to ask? No. I have brought a few clients in, but I have told her I don’t want to sell. She compliments me, but she doesn’t want to pay me. - Catherine
U.S. squanders post 9/11 opportunities
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
September 11 falls on a Tuesday this year. It will be the first time since that other Sept. 11, six years ago. Do you remember? Can you recall how difficult it was to even conceive of going forward from that moment? The events of that day had so thoroughly lacerated us that it seemed as if, in some small corner of our collective soul, the clock had stopped. In that corner, it would forever be 8:46 EDT on the morning of September 11, 2001.
Parents concerned low participation will take away children’s opportunities
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
It all started with the doctors. When Kiera Snodgrass was born with Down syndrome 10 years ago this week, the doctors almost immediately began setting the bar low. “I don’t know why they do what they do, but they made it sound like she would never amount to anything,” Dennis Snodgrass, Kiera’s father, said of the doctors.
Numbers cloud debate ahead of Iraq report
Assessment to be given to House today
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
In vertical bars of blue, green, gray and red, a briefing chart prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency says what Gen. David Petraeus won’t. Insurgent attacks against Iraqi civilians, their security forces and U.S. troops remain high, according to the document obtained by The Associated Press. It is a conclusion that the well-regarded Army officer who is the top U.S. commander in Iraq is expected to try to counter when he and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, testify before Congress today and Tuesday.
Government to change little on traveler assessments
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
Rejecting a wave of criticisms, the government has agreed to only modest changes in the computerized system that assesses whether each American who travels abroad poses a terrorist threat. The Homeland Security Department decided to keep the risk assessments for 15 years instead of 40 years and no longer will share them with federal, state and local officials who are deciding whether a person gets a job, a security clearance, a license to do business or a government contract.
BYU student’s body found in canyon
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The body of a Brigham Young University student missing for more than a week was found in a canyon Sunday, authorities said, and investigators were trying to determine how she fell to her death.
Thousands flock to annual festival despite fewer artists
Gasoline prices may have deterred some vendors from returning
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Jo Morgan’s hands were caked in clay as she described the figurine she was sculpting at Sunday’s Fall Arts and Crafts Festival at South Park. “He’s a bull rider at the American Royal,” she said of the cowboy straddling a bull. “Maybe he’s going to win, maybe he’s not.”
LSU gains on Trojans
Tigers close gap; Appy State gets votes
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
LSU is closing in on Southern California in the AP Top 25, and Appalachian State is getting some recognition - but not a ranking. After a surprisingly easy and thoroughly impressive victory over Virginia Tech, No. 2 LSU took 19 first-place votes from No. 1 USC in the AP Top 25 released Sunday.
Eight alleged neo-Nazi Israeli youths arrested
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
With eight young immigrants from the former Soviet Union under arrest, Israeli authorities said Sunday they had broken up a violent neo-Nazi gang that desecrated synagogues and staged at least 15 attacks on religious Jews, Asian workers, drug addicts and homosexuals.
Pro cycling coming to Missouri
Six-day Tour of Missouri to kick off Tuesday in Kansas City
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Cycling fanatic Walker Deibel didn’t think twice about spending more than $1,600 for the chance to mingle with some of the world’s top cyclists at the inaugural Tour of Missouri. For Deibel, a St. Louis printing company executive and amateur racer, that’s a small price to follow the six-day race across the state while riding parts of the course with a private tour operator. Not to mention doing his part to help promote Missouri to other cycling fans.
Keegan: Bradford top QB in league
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s a little too early to make statistical projections. For example, at this rate, Kansas University backup Kerry Meier would finish the season 42 for 42 with 420 yards and 12 touchdown passes.
Chiefs stuffed
Williams leads defensive rout
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mario Williams smiled broadly, clutched his football and breezed into the room. After a year of carrying the burden of Houston’s seemingly inexplicable decision to draft him, the 6-foot-7 player seemed to stand a little taller when it was time to talk about Sunday’s game.
U.S. official deems bin Laden ‘impotent’
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Two days before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush’s domestic security adviser dismissed al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden as “virtually impotent.”
Democrats court Hispanic vote with Spanish-language debate
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted Sunday night it’s time to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq as she and her Democratic presidential rivals debated the war on the eve of a much-awaited assessment by U.S. commanding Gen. David Petraeus.
Ethanol from the prairie
Researchers see switchgrass as new source of fuel
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B11
When it grows high and thick in midsummer, the crop that might fill Virginia’s gas tanks, revitalize its farm belt and keep its mud and manure out of the Chesapeake Bay looks like : weeds. Like the world’s most overgrown lawn.
Horoscopes
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
Your impact will reach many this year. You will tend to be overly responsible and/or a touch negative at times. You enter a new 28-year life cycle, and this reaction might be most appropriate. If you are single, this situation could look like a new “friend” moving in. If you are attached, you will discover that focusing on your life as a couple enhances your bond.
Brain damage is ‘silent epidemic’ of war
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
“I went home - R&R for 10 days - and the day I got back is the day I got hit,” Bryan Malone said. “It was two weeks, you moron. It was 15 days,” scolded his friend, Eric O’Brien, adding to others: “The problem with him is, he’s as dumb as a box of rocks to begin with. We’ve got no baseline on him.” Their jokes and sarcasm mask a serious worry.
Man pleads guilty to Purple Heart tag fraud
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sentencing has been scheduled for next month for a 27-year-old Topeka man who pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a Purple Heart license tag for his car. Timothy Allen DeBusk, who wasn’t wounded while serving as a Marine in Iraq, entered the guilty plea Friday in Shawnee County Court while 20 veterans watched.
Pope calls Catholics to charity work
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI ended a three-day pilgrimage to Austria on Sunday, telling Catholics to keep Sundays holy and to dedicate themselves to volunteer work to spread “the Christian image of God.”
Money tip
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B11
In the book “On My Own Two Feet,” Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar, both chartered financial analysts, offer guidelines for responsible credit card management:
Lawrence youth kick off football season
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
While the pros took to the football field in earnest on Sunday, a smaller version of gridiron Americana did the same in Lawrence. Players, parents and coaches filled the sidelines at Youth Sports Inc. as Lawrence Youth Football kicked off its regular season with 26 teams, 13 games and a positive tone.
Former P.M. Sharif back in Pakistan after years in exile
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Pakistan today, returning from exile to lead a campaign to topple the country’s U.S.-allied military ruler who ousted him in a military coup eight years ago.
Callahan Creek to mark 25th anniversary
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B11
Callahan Creek, the Lawrence-based marketing communications agency, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a presentation by two top-level Anheuser-Busch executives, and the creation of scholarships through the Kansas University Endowment Association.
Ravens’ McGahee ‘ready to work’
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
If Willis McGahee’s preseason was a coming attractions reel, the movie would be perceived to be a bust. The Baltimore Ravens’ new running back averaged a meager 2.6 yards per carry and failed to scored a touchdown. Take away his one shining moment, a 16-yard pickup in the opener against Philadelphia, and McGahee gained 31 yards on 17 attempts.
Runoff expected in presidential election
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
A former general vowing to crack down on crime in Central America’s most violent country and a businessman who promises to alleviate desperate poverty appeared to lead a pack of 14 candidates in Guatemala’s presidential vote Sunday.
QBs Leinart, Smith square off tonight
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Alex Smith and Matt Leinart attended some of the same football camps while they grew up about 80 miles apart in southern California. Both have had the honor of handing off to Reggie Bush, and both developed into high NFL Draft picks.
Buffalo TE sustains severe spinal injury
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Buffalo Bills reserve tight end Kevin Everett had surgery Sunday after injuring his spine on a kickoff against the Denver Broncos, and there is concern about whether he will walk again.
American Indian band’s show great, but too few attended
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B12
A modest crowd at the Lied Center on Saturday night greeted the performance by Irene Bedard and Deni. The four-year-old band is fronted by American Indian singer and actress Irene Bedard, who is best known for her roles in many films, including “Smoke Signals” and “Lakota Woman” and as the likeness and speaking voice for the title character in Disney’s “Pocahontas.”
Chiefs’ Kennison hurt early in loss to Texans
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas City receiver Eddie Kennison injured his right hamstring on the Chiefs’ first play from scrimmage in Sunday’s opener against Houston.
New poll shows fear of attack persists
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, public opinion on terrorism is delicately balanced between confidence and caution. Sixty percent of respondents in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll say the country is safer now than it was before 9/11, and about half are confident that the U.S. government can prevent further terrorist attacks in this country. More than half say that overall, the campaign against terrorism is going well.
3:10’ is box office No. 1
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
The critically acclaimed Western “3:10 to Yuma” outgunned the fright fest “Halloween” to become the weekend’s top box office draw. The remake from Lionsgate took in $14.1 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. While the film did not produce huge numbers, it performed well for a genre picture on a historically slow weekend.
Kansas soccer blanked
KU off to worst start in program history
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s soccer squad suffered its third shutout in the first four games of the season with a 2-0 loss to Southern Methodist on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. Kansas (0-3-1) is off to its worst start in program history and has been outscored 8-1 in the process.
Another false lead reported in search for Fossett’s plane
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Rescue crews searching for famed millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett stumbled upon another false lead Sunday when they discovered what they thought was a downed airplane - but didn’t find the missing aviator. “Once again, you had your hopes raised and dashed, just as we have,” Nevada Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia Ryan told reporters at a news conference.
Two officers killed responding to call
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
A gunman shot and killed two police officers and critically injured a third while the officers were responding to a report of a domestic dispute at the man’s house, authorities said.
Egypt trip lesson in language, culture
LHS senior’s career path involves Arabic
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nick Birney, 18, gained a new family and started to learn a new language this summer. For six weeks while he lived in Cairo, Egypt, the Lawrence High School senior traded the familiarity of English for the basics of Arabic. He also left behind his parents, Mike and Cindi Birney, who live near Clinton. Birney was accepted to participate in the summer language study with other American students through AFS Intercultural Programs, formerly American Field Service.
Craig to file papers to rescind guilty plea
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sen. Larry Craig will file court documents today asking to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting that seems likely to end his career, his attorney said.
Bills, laws target teen drivers’ cell phones and text messages
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Narin Leininger knows about the risks of talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving. The 16-year-old high school junior says he’d only use his phone behind the wheel in an emergency - a flat tire, traffic jam or crash.
Kansas football turns attention to Toledo
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
If Kansas University’s football players have fire in their eyes with Toledo coming up on the schedule, they’re not admitting it. Instead, they’re saying it’s just another week of work for the Jayhawks, who will play the Rockets on Saturday at Memorial Stadium - one year to the day after losing in double overtime to them, 37-31, in Toledo, Ohio.
Al-Qaida group takes credit for bombings
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Al-Qaida’s North African affiliate claimed responsibility Sunday for a car bombing that killed 30 coast guard officers and another recent blast that ripped through a crowd waiting for the president.
New ‘Crosswords’ game is classic Merv Griffin
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
Unlike many game shows that seem to get dumber as the prize amounts grow ever higher, the new series “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords” (syndicated, check local listings) demands that players think quickly on their feet.
Bones in grave may belong to missing children
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
Police looking for two children who have been missing since June 2004 found a shallow grave containing human bones Sunday but would not confirm that the remains were those of the children. The children’s mother, Tina Porter, said police had notified her Sunday morning that the remains of Sam and Lindsey Porter had been found. But Tom Gentry, a spokesman for the Independence Police Department, said the remains found in one grave in a secluded area had not been identified.
American agrees to be extradited to U.S.
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
An American man accused of raping his daughter and posting the videos on the Internet has agreed to be extradited from Hong Kong to the United States, his lawyer said today.
184th makes last flight before change
September 10, 2007
After 66 years of flying observation planes, fighters, bombers and tankers, the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Refueling Wing, the “Flying Jayhawks,” will fly no more.
Tiny town’s residents not ready to give up
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
With the filing of its 2008 budget, this Rice County hamlet, the second-smallest incorporated city in the state, has secured its status for another year. “We want to keep the town, absolutely,” city treasurer Helen Gregory said.
Signs of Life nourishes more than mere thirst
September 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Art, book, coffee, tea and music lovers can find something to whet their appetites or satisfy their desires at Signs of Life. Clay Belcher and his wife, Beth, wanted to create a place where people could enjoy uplifting literature, art and music in a coffee shop setting. The turn-of-the-century building at 722 Mass. fit the bill. So Belcher left his job teaching architectural engineering at Kansas University and opened the store in March 2003.
Kansas man pronounced dead after wife finds him
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
A Kansas man was pronounced dead Sunday after his wife found him lifeless in the water and pulled him to shore, authorities said. William James True, 51, from Kansas City, Kan., was pronounced dead after about 40 minutes of CPR and other attempts to revive him, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said. An autopsy is set for today to determine the exact cause of death.
Blair faces obstacles in Mideast diplomacy
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
Willful optimism is Tony Blair’s strong suit. He hurls himself at hard cases with ironclad confidence in his ability to make history see reason. Take the liberation of Kosovo, which he spearheaded, or Northern Ireland’s peace accord, which he coaxed into being. For less happy results, take the war in Iraq.
Tribe didn’t approve shooting of whale
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Makah Indian tribe’s whaling commission did not authorize the killing of a gray whale that died after being harpooned and shot several times in northwest Washington’s Strait of Juan de Fuca, a member of the tribal panel said.
Leadership Lawrence selects 2007-08 class
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B11
Thirty area residents have been selected to participate in Leadership Lawrence, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce program designed to inspire and strengthen active leadership in the community. Class members will spend eight months in the program, starting with a two-day retreat concentrating on leadership and skill building Sept. 27-28 and continuing with sessions covering topics of interest.
Little has ‘great’ visit
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mario Little returned to Marianna, Fla., on Sunday, well fed, informed and entertained - but not yet offering an oral commitment after his basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Events calendar
September 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Events around Lawrence.
Federer continues Open dominance
Switzerland’s finest player wins fourth-straight in New York
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer sure gave Novak Djokovic chances, all sorts of chances, to pull off a major surprise in the U.S. Open final Sunday. Federer knows how to win these things, while Djokovic is still learning, and that might have made the difference. Hardly at the top of his game, Federer came through, beating Djokovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 for his fourth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 12th Grand Slam title overall.
Cataloging creativity
Baker’s collection of fine art, and its caretaker, span decades of service
September 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Walt Bailey stands in the registration and records office at Baker University, looking around the room. It’s a fairly nondescript office - white walls, cubicles, lots of paperwork. Secretly, he’d like to perform an experiment. What if he removed the paintings that line the walls and the sculpture that sits atop a shelf?
Police open fire at speech by Karzai
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
Sensing unrest outside a packed stadium, Afghanistan’s president abruptly cut short a speech Sunday as police fired shots into the air in an attempt to restrain a crowd trying to enter, officials said.
Lawrence Youth Football scores
September 10, 2007
Scores, photos and video from Lawrence Youth Football’s opening day.
A tough call
As much as the city would like to close a downtown drinking establishment, issues of fairness still must be considered.
September 10, 2007 in print edition on A11
Last Call is a tough call. Here is a business that most Lawrence residents would agree downtown would be better off without. Shots were fired inside the club at 729 N.H., in May 2006 and a number of illegal weapons have been found in vehicles in parking lots near the club.
Candlelight vigil at KU to honor fallen troops
September 10, 2007
People may think Felix Zacharias is crazy for volunteering to go to Iraq last year, but he felt it was his duty as a Marine, an American and a friend. Zacharias, a Kansas University sophomore from Wichita, returned from Fallujah, Iraq, in April. The vice president of the Collegiate Veterans Association decided to recognize his friends and other soldiers who have died in Iraq with a candlelight vigil and memorial service on campus on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11.
Chase’ figures to be competitive
Fourth installment of 10-race title hunt promises to be best one yet
September 10, 2007
The field has five series champions, the reigning Daytona 500 winner, three of NASCAR’s rising stars, two newcomers and a 14-year veteran searching for his first title. Together, they’ve combined to win 23 of the first 26 races. Alone, they’ll race against one another for NASCAR’s biggest prize. The Chase for the Nextel Cup championship begins Sunday in New Hampshire, and the fourth installment of this 10-race title hunt promises to be the best one yet.
MTV Awards find suite success
September 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
Somewhere, Kevin Federline is laughing. An out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards - but for all the wrong reasons.