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6:00 a.m.
Traffic pushes through the 1300 block of 23rd Street on Thursday in this file photo. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners are asking for public comment on Transportation 2030, a federally mandated plan that spells out the area's top transportation needs. Input sought on traffic priorities through 2030
September 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Blankety-blank 23rd Street. The South Lawrence Trafficway. Roundabouts, roundabouts, roundabouts. Douglas County motorists, here’s your chance to do something other than just drive the roads. Community leaders want your help in planning them. City and county planners will host three meetings during the next two weeks, seeking ideas from the public on what major transportation projects or initiatives should be undertaken between now and 2030.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas vs. Darwin
September 14, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In the beginning, God created controversy. And filmmaker Jeff Tamblyn was there to cover it. To clarify, this particular “beginning” took place in 2005 when three members of the Kansas State Board of Education - Steve Abrams, Kathy Martin and Connie Morris - conducted controversial hearings to debate where God belonged in the classroom.
1:03 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Radio comedy troupe serves up laughs
Posted September 14, 2007
You might think the folks at Right Between the Ears are getting a little sad that President Bush's time in office is starting to wind down. After all, he's provided a lot of fodder for the radio comedy troupe. But the group has high hopes that the next guy - or gal - will provide just as many gaffes as Bush. Right Between the Ears is back at it again Saturday night, with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. In this week's Pulse Podcast, writer/producer Darrell Brogdon and cast member Kip Niven talk about their creative process, the group's new independence from Kansas Public Radio and the introduction of special guest star Jayni Carey of "Jayni's Kitchen" to this season's show. After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
2:23 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Radio comedy troupe serves up laughs
Posted September 14, 2007
You might think the folks at Right Between the Ears are getting a little sad that President Bush's time in office is starting to wind down. After all, he's provided a lot of fodder for the radio comedy troupe. But the group has high hopes that the next guy - or gal - will provide just as many gaffes as Bush. Right Between the Ears is back at it again Saturday night, with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. In this week's Pulse Podcast, writer/producer Darrell Brogdon and cast member Kip Niven talk about their creative process, the group's new independence from Kansas Public Radio and the introduction of special guest star Jayni Carey of "Jayni's Kitchen" to this season's show. After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior Ala Abdel-Halim, Tulkrim, Palestine, kneels in prayer on the first day of Ramadan Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at the Islamic Center of Lawrence, 19th and Naismith. Lawrence residents join Muslims around globe in fast, celebration
September 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Muslims on Thursday began one of the holiest times of the year by denying themselves food throughout the day - and then, when the sun went down, gathering with family or friends for a celebratory meal. In Lawrence, about 80 people came to the Islamic Center of Lawrence to break the fast and then for the iftar dinner and prayers.
10:00 p.m.
Cherry Jordon, of Lawrence, far right, greets her husband, Cpt. Matthew Jordon, with a kiss Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 during a welcome back ceremony for the Kansas National Guard at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. On the left, Todd Loughney, of Topeka, gets a look at his 3-month-old son, Keagan Loughney, with his wife, Karma Loughney. Approximately 220 members of the Kansas National Guard were welcomed back Friday. State National Guard soldiers return from Iraq to open arms
September 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Sitting in the front row and waving a sign that read “I love you Matty J,” Cherry Jordon was eager to see her husband, Capt. Matthew Jordon. The 29-year-old was returning from a year in Iraq. “I am super excited,” Cherry Jordon, a Lawrence school district administrative assistant, said Friday morning as she waited along with about 2,000 others in the Topeka Expocentre where 220 Kansas National Guard members were welcomed home.

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6Sports video: Bobcats barely escape Perry-Lecompton
September 14, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats topped the Perry-Lecompton Kaws Friday night by a final score of 27-21.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie falls to Bonner Springs
September 14, 2007
The Tonganoxie Chieftains are still in search of their first victory after losing to the Bonner Springs Braves, 30-8.
6News video: Longtime Lawrence musician to be honored at city’s birthday celebration
September 14, 2007
When Lawrence residents celebrate the city’s 153rd birthday this weekend, they’ll also toast one man who’s lived here most of that time.
6News video: Soldiers welcomed home after duty in Iraq
September 14, 2007
A warm welcome home today for hundreds of Kansas National Guard Soldiers - including several with ties to the Lawrence area.
6Sports video: LHS tops SM North on the football field
September 14, 2007
The Lawrence High Lions held off the Shawnee Mission North Indians, winning the contest by a final score of 31-21.
6News video: One growing service keeps seniors in their own homes longer
September 14, 2007
Twenty percent of all Kansans will soon be 65 or older as the Baby Boomers enter retirement. Is Lawrence ready to handle that growing population? 6News reporter Haley Harrison has more on one growing service designed to keep seniors in their own homes longer.
6News video: Hundreds of Lawrence residents ‘get downtown’ Friday night
September 14, 2007
A block of the Lawrence downtown area was closed off for most of Friday night to celebrate ‘Get Downtown,’ a celebration featuring live music, food, drinks, and fun.
6Sports video: Jayhawks looking for revenge against Toledo
September 14, 2007
After losing to Toledo in overtime last season, the Kansas Jayhawks are out for revenge this Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
6Sports video: Piper Pirates sunk by Mill Valley
September 14, 2007
The Piper Pirates football team lost to the Mill Valley Jaguars Friday night with a final score 15-9.
6Sports video: Eudora Cardinals stomp Wellsville
September 14, 2007
The Eudora Cardinals improved to 3-0 after a stomping of the Wellsville Eagles. The final score was 41-15.
6News video: Baker student involved in rollover passes away
September 14, 2007
A 20-year-old Baker University student has died nearly two weeks after a rollover accident south of Lawrence.
6News video: Detectives following several leads in double fatality
September 14, 2007
Detectives have followed-up on 45 leads in the investigation of the deaths of two construction workers earlier this week.
State National Guard soldiers return from Iraq to open arms
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sitting in the front row and waving a sign that read “I love you Matty J,” Cherry Jordon was eager to see her husband, Capt. Matthew Jordon. The 29-year-old was returning from a year in Iraq. “I am super excited,” Cherry Jordon, a Lawrence school district administrative assistant, said Friday morning as she waited along with about 2,000 others in the Topeka Expocentre where 220 Kansas National Guard members were welcomed home.
6News Now: Longtime resident’s birthday to be celebrated along with city’s this weekend
September 14, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, when residents celebrate Lawrence’s 153rd birthday this weekend, they’ll also celebrate a man who has lived here for 90 of those years, and more about the city’s plans for a new sewer plant.
Lawrence soldiers return from Iraq
September 14, 2007
Timothy Brundage and Matthew Jordon are members of the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment which deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Humberto, fastest-growing storm near land, surprises coast
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Call it the instant hurricane. Humberto, which grew faster than any storm on record from tropical depression to full-scale hurricane landfall, surprised the Texas-Louisiana coast early Thursday with 85-mph winds and heavy rain that knocked out power to more than 100,000 and left at least one person dead.
Google sponsors $30M moon rover contest
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A9
Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million contest that could significantly boost the commercial space industry and spur the first nongovernmental flight to the moon.
Leader in Sunni revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq assassinated
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
The assassination Thursday of the leader of the Sunni Arab revolt against al-Qaida militants dealt a setback to one of the few success stories in U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq, but tribesmen in Anbar province vowed not to be deterred in fighting the terror movement.
Consumer groups stage pasta strike to protest price
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
Consumer groups urged Italians to refrain from buying pasta Thursday to protest rising prices for the beloved Italian staple, in a strike that was high on symbolic value but apparently low on real impact.
Pump patrol
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at BP, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Fiancee’s bankruptcy raises sticky issues
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B13
When one spouse has recently filed for bankruptcy, it’s sometimes best for the other spouse to apply for a mortgage in his or her name only.
Lions eager to ‘dance’ with Indians
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd called his players in to take a knee just an hour into practice Thursday. There was someone they needed to meet.
Panel spurns state accounting plan
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
An education advisory panel on Thursday rejected a proposal to require Kansas school districts to implement a standardized accounting system on how they spend money. Instead, the 2010 Commission unanimously agreed to recommend that the State Board of Education increase training of clerks who input budget data and update budget reporting practices as they see fit.
Fittin’ and hittin”
Firebirds cluck over shutout
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Free State Firebirds threw up 41 points on Thursday night, but all anyone wanted to talk about was the other side of the ball. Behind a stingy defensive unit that held Leavenworth to fewer than 100 total yards, Free State High moved to 2-1 on the season with a 41-0 spanking of the Pioneers.
Three injured in multivehicle wreck
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Three people were taken to area hospitals - two to Kansas City - after a crash involving several vehicles Thursday morning northwest of Lawrence. Of the three, a Kansas University student and a Lecompton man had been treated and released by Thursday afternoon.
LHS soccer drought continues
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team is in the middle of an awful spell that simply may become known as “The Drought.” More than two weeks have passed since the Lions scored a goal, and the ugliness continued Thursday night in a 2-0 loss against Olathe North at Youth Sports, Inc.
NFL punishes Patriots, Belichick
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
Roger Goodell’s hard line on discipline, aimed so far at players, came down this time on a coach and a team.
Eagles wonder about Pats’ Super Bowl victory
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
Sheldon Brown and the Eagles hoped a blitz would rattle Tom Brady.
The great tenor wept for us
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
I saw Luciano Pavarotti sing “Pagliacci” at Carnegie Hall 15 years ago, and it was pretty good.
Authorities file new charges in Yellow House investigation
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The owners of Yellow House Quality Appliance Inc. face new federal indictments that allege the couple sold stolen goods. Carrie M. Neighbors, 46, and her husband, Guy Madison Neighbors, 48, are accused of knowingly purchasing stolen goods and reselling them. Some of the transactions were conducted on eBay, federal authorities allege.
Texas safety Gatewood arrested, suspended
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Texas senior safety Tyrell Gatewood was suspended indefinitely Thursday after his arrest on drug charges, the fifth arrest of a Longhorns player since June.
Cowboys replace Redskins as most valuable franchise
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Dallas Cowboys wrested the title of the NFL’s most valuable franchise from the rival Redskins, knocking Washington off the top of the list for the first time in eight years, according to Forbes magazine’s annual survey.
Hincapie retains top spot
Leipheimer claims third stage of cycling race
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Levi Leipheimer rode to a dominating individual time trial stage 3 win Thursday in the Tour of Missouri, while teammate George Hincapie extended his overall race lead.
On the record
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police assisted the Garnett City Police Department to recover a stolen van about 1 a.m. Tuesday. A Lawrence police officer on patrol located a 2002 Dodge Minivan in the 100 block of East 10th Street.
Phone service cut off at party’s headquarters
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
The telephone line has been cut at the headquarters of Myanmar’s top opposition party, the National League for Democracy, a party spokesman said Thursday.
Salmon spawn trout in experiment
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals … baby trout?
ER kiosks let patients check in, avoid long lines
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A9
An emergency room might be the last place you’d think would have do-it-yourself check-in. But Parkland Memorial Hospital has three self-service computer kiosks, similar to those used by airport passengers and hotel guests. And so do a handful of other hospital ERs, where the long wait in line to register and explain symptoms can be grueling.
Oil ends above $80 a barrel for first time
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
Oil prices finished above $80 a barrel for the first time Thursday and gasoline prices rose as refiners reported production problems after Hurricane Humberto hit Texas.
Seabury volleyball swept, remains winless
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Seabury Academy’s volleyball squad had a season-first in its home quadrangular on Thursday: It won a game. But the Seahawks dropped the next two games in their match against Flint Hills Christian and lost, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19.
Area alpacas get day on the farm
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rural Baldwin City residents Bob and Claudia Hey will participate in the first-ever “National Alpaca Farm Day” Sept. 29-30. The Heys operate “Ad Astra Alpacas” just south of Baldwin City at 168 East 1700 Road. Four other area alpaca farms will participate in the event: two near Paola and one each near Spring Hill and Gardner.
Respect workers
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: It is a sad thing when a father can’t say hello to his daughter, or a mother can’t stop and hold her grandchild because they work for the city of Lawrence. Both of my parents work for this great city of ours and both are in the “public eye.”
Bert Nash receives award for housing
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has received a 2007 Ad Astra Award for Haven House, an innovative housing program. The award was presented at the recent 2007 Kansas Housing Conference in Hutchinson.
Highway vigilance
A tragic traffic accident emphasizes the need for drivers to take extra steps to be cautious in road construction zones.
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
Anyone who wonders why fines are double for driving violations in construction zones received a ghastly example of the need for caution, surveillance and enforcement here this week. Two highway workers were killed while doing their jobs on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence.
Obama supporters invited to tailgate
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University students who support Sen. Barack Obama’s bid for the Democratic nomination for president will have a tailgate party before Saturday’s football game against Toledo.
Calif. bans cell phone use for minors when driving
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A9
Having already laid down the law for his two teenage daughters, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Thursday that will prohibit the rest of Californians younger than 18 from using cell phones, text message devices and laptop computers while driving.
Pagan Pride Day celebration set
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Douglas/Shawnee County Pagan Pride Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.
Supreme Court takes up case about inflatable rat
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
The state Supreme Court can add “inflatable rat” to its list of cases. The case is about whether a town can ban a 20-foot inflatable rat.
Man who apologized to rape victim two decades later released from jail
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
A man who sexually assaulted a fellow University of Virginia student then apologized to her two decades later as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program was released Thursday after serving less than six months of an 18-month sentence.
Proposal to ban odd names withdrawn
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan officials withdrew a proposal to bar parents from giving their children odd names like Edigaith, Mileidy or Superman, the state-run news agency reported Thursday.
Baker mourns loss of student
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Baker University has lost too many students to traffic accidents in recent years, the campus minister said Thursday, the same day the university lost another student. Molly K. Larson, a 20-year-old junior, died Thursday at Kansas University Hospital, where she had been in a coma for more than a week after sustaining critical injuries from a single-vehicle rollover accident on Sept. 2 on County Road 1055 south of Lawrence.
KU professor’s book wins national prize
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B13
A book encouraging better design of adult and dementia day care centers written by an architecture professor at Kansas University and two colleagues has won a national prize. Keith Diaz Moore, associate professor and chairman of architecture, and his co-authors, Lyn Geboy and Gerald Weisman of Milwaukee, have won the 2007 Joel Polsky Prize granted by the American Society of Interior Design educational foundation.
Online tool makes it easy to find venues
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Recreating in Kansas just got a lot easier. Or, to be more accurate, finding places to recreate in Kansas just got easier. Rec-Finder - a collaborative venture of a whole alphabet soup’s worth of agencies and associations - went online about three weeks ago. It provides a searchable database of more than 450 trails, 3,500 parks and 12,500 recreation amenities across the state available for outdoors recreation.
College of the Pines’ paying to replace trees
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey calls itself the “College of the Pines.” What’s the cost of living up to that nickname? Apparently, $718,053.
Suicide bomb kills 15 soldiers in mess hall
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a mess hall inside a high-security base used by a Pakistani counterterrorism force, killing at least 15 soldiers, officials said.
Craig is least of GOP worries
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
For all the recent focus on Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s future, the more significant political developments were the announced retirements of Virginia Sen. John Warner and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel. Craig’s possible departure probably won’t change the landscape much since his appointed successor and next year’s elected one are both likely to be Republicans.
Jericho’ being re-created in Kansas
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
Fans of the CBS show “Jericho” fought for the drama to stay on the air. Now they plan to re-create Jericho this weekend in a northwest Kansas city some believe resembles the show’s fictional town.
Judge blocks restrictions on fat-melting treatment
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
A judge blocked a state regulation Thursday that would have prevented most doctors from injecting chemicals into their patients to melt body fat. The State Board of Healing Arts, which regulates doctors, approved the regulation last month, and it was supposed to take effect today.
Kansas vs. Darwin
Documentary examines local school board case that evolved into national controversy
September 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
In the beginning, God created controversy. And filmmaker Jeff Tamblyn was there to cover it. To clarify, this particular “beginning” took place in 2005 when three members of the Kansas State Board of Education - Steve Abrams, Kathy Martin and Connie Morris - conducted controversial hearings to debate where God belonged in the classroom.
Devine sparks Mountaineers
Freshman spells Slaton in 31-14 victory over Terps
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Call it Devine intervention: After entering in the second half, freshman Noel Devine provided three long runs to propel No. 4 West Virginia to victory against a longtime rival.
Commissioner visits Everett
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell visited injured Bills tight end Kevin Everett on Thursday morning, spending 90 minutes with the tight end who sustained a severe spinal cord injury.
Past Maple Leaf marshals sought
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
For the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf Festival, members of the organizing committee hope to have as many former parade marshals and others on hand as possible.
Burglar who got stuck in chimney gets 2 years
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
A man who got stuck in a chimney while trying to burglarize a Los Angeles County home was sentenced to two years in prison. Marco Antonio Espinoza was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest to a first-degree burglary charge.
Johnson knows Benson’s plight
Chiefs running back says he had to fight for acceptance
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
He wasn’t looking for sympathy, but if Cedric Benson needs a shoulder to lean on, Larry Johnson would probably offer one. He understands. Johnson waited his turn in Kansas City and replaced a popular running back, just as Benson did with the Chicago Bears.
New ad campaign critical of liberal group
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
A political group supporting President Bush’s Iraq war strategy with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign is airing a new TV ad denouncing a liberal group’s sharp criticism of Gen. David Petraeus.
Lawrence residents join Muslims around globe in fast, celebration
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Muslims on Thursday began one of the holiest times of the year by denying themselves food throughout the day - and then, when the sun went down, gathering with family or friends for a celebratory meal. In Lawrence, about 80 people came to the Islamic Center of Lawrence to break the fast and then for the iftar dinner and prayers.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 14, 1907: “The university and Haskell Institute both are due to have strong football teams this fall. E.E. Parry from Chicago will be on the staff of KU’s head coach Bert Kennedy, and Bemis Pierce reportedly is working his Haskellites hard.
Habitat ReStore plans to celebrate 2nd year
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B13
Officials will celebrate the second birthday of Habitat for Humanity ReStore with an all-day event Sept. 29 at the store, 800 Comet Lane.
45 suspected Taliban killed in fighting
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
Fighting in Afghanistan killed some 75 people as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, including 45 suspected Taliban militants who died in airstrikes and Afghan army gunfire, officials said Thursday.
Mayer: It’s time to enjoy schedule
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Enough of the purist wailing about Kansas University’s soft football schedule. It’s here, let’s relish it. KU has needed a break like this for a long time. If it can get through four live scrimmages unbeaten and without injuries and can go to Kansas State 4-0, there’s no telling what might happen. KU badly needs an 8-4 or even 9-3 record to prove it has finally arrived. Either of those is in reach.
Blazers’ Oden out for year
Microfracture surgery shelves No. 1 pick
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
The NBA’s top draft pick, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, will miss the entire 2007-2008 season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee on Thursday in Portland, Ore.
Gunman kills police officer
Suspect dies in second shootout
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
A gunman opened fire on four Miami-Dade County police officers during a traffic stop Thursday, killing one and injuring the other three. Police killed the suspect hours later, authorities said.
Laptad grows into role
Eight meals a day bulked up KU lineman
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Go ahead and call Jake Laptad a pig. For a while there, he couldn’t argue. Kansas University’s freshman defensive end was merely a toothpick one year ago, at least by defensive-lineman standards. Finishing up his senior season at Jenks (Okla.) High, Laptad weighed 212 pounds. His 6-foot-4 frame was ready for more weight, and Laptad’s college career depended on it.
New White House report shows progress on only one benchmark
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
A new White House report on Iraq shows slim progress, moving just one more political and security goal into the satisfactory column: efforts to let former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party rejoin the political process, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
FSHS soccer blanks SMN
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
The apex of Free State High’s boys soccer victory over Shawnee Mission North on Thursday came in the 12th minute, when forward Erik Slan took the ball up the right sideline, worked a give-and-go with Alex Clayton and shot the ball past the Indians’ goalkeeper.
Sect leader goes to trial over marriage of teen cousins
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
A young woman who says that the leader of a polygamous sect coerced her into marrying a cousin when she was 14 testified Thursday that she was raised always to obey if she wanted to preserve her salvation in heaven.
Commodities
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B13
Wheat futures fell sharply for the second straight session Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery dropped 15.5 cents to $8.45; December corn fell 9.75 cents to $3.4675; December oats rose 2.25 cents to $2.79; November soybeans rose 2.75 cents to $9.4125.
Fort Hays State students will fight to keep school’s name the same
Petition drive launched in opposition to ‘University of Western Kansas’
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Students, staff and alumni at Fort Hays State University are banding together to oppose a proposed name change that university officials say is still under discussion. One group of opponents has circulated a petition, gathering the signatures of about 250 students who are against renaming the college the University of Western Kansas.
Consumers could face increase in toy prices
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year’s Christmas season.
Group warns: Rock concerts ruining palace
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Rock concerts are leaving one of Britain’s most treasured royal palaces all shook up - literally, a conservation group said Thursday.
Ancient war story still powerful, relevant
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
How powerful is Sophocles’ story of war, betrayal and familial love that his “Antigone” is reborn time and again onstage? In both its original text and in highly successful adaptations by Bertolt Brecht and Jean Anouilh, the evil legacy of the house of Oedipus rains down upon the city of Thebes in a firestorm of politics, greed and hubris as Kreon sets his armies against the neighboring Argos.
Space agency launches delayed lunar probe
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Japan’s space agency launched its much-delayed lunar probe today, beginning what it calls the largest mission to the moon since the U.S. Apollo flights.
Car dealer offers child seat inspections
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Dale Willey Automotive, 2840 Iowa, will have a free child safety seat inspection on Saturday. Inspections will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.
Quakes trigger tsunami, but worst goes out to sea
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia’s Sumatra island at any minute.
Authorities: Fossett didn’t want to vanish, wasn’t kidnapped
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Authorities investigating the disappearance of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett said Thursday that they’ve ruled out some of the more unlikely explanations for why they haven’t found his plane, including the possibility he wanted to vanish.
Brave One’ further victimizes Foster
September 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Word association test. What’s the first word to pop into your head? Roses: red. Sugar: sweet. Jodie Foster: victimized. Foster rarely stars in a film where she isn’t somehow abused, typecasting that has reduced one of our most resourceful actresses to performing a string of variations on a plonking, one-note theme.
Safehome benefit recruits Hunt
September 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
The soon-to-be-vacant Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs is already in the throes of disassembly. But one final show there is intended to inspire some community harmony.
Officials ask for help in double fatality case
Truck of suspects in highway deaths may have been in construction zone before
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office made a new request for public assistance Thursday as the investigation continues into the Tuesday deaths of two highway workers. Among the leads investigators are following is that the pickup truck involved in the accident may have been driven through the construction zone nearly an hour before the fatalities occurred.
Bush not ready to end Iraq war
But troop numbers to be gradually reduced by July
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush, defending an unpopular war, ordered gradual reductions in U.S. forces in Iraq on Thursday night and said, “The more successful we are, the more American troops can return home.”
Big-time recruit Morgan visits KU
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
One of the best - and definitely one of the biggest - high school basketball players in the country will be on Kansas University’s campus this weekend. J’Mison Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound shot-blocking and rebounding machine out of Dallas South Oak Cliff High, makes his official recruiting visit to KU this afternoon through Sunday morning.
Cardinals running out of gas?
Slumping St. Louis swept by Reds for seventh consecutive loss
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals may be running out of resilience.
Thomas tames Yankees
Blue Jays’ slugger singles in winning run in ninth
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Frank Thomas drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees on Thursday night to snap New York’s seven-game winning streak.
Central Mustangs stampede Atchison
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
It could have been a momentum-killer. In the first quarter of Central Junior High’s home football contest against Atchison, Mustang running back Nate Davis ripped off a 40-yard touchdown run. The celebration was cut short as a holding call brought the ball back. Atchison took the ball on the next series and promptly scored eight points.
McLaren slapped with record penalty
Formula One team out $100 million concluding biggest scandal ever to hit premier circuit
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Spying doesn’t pay. Accused of using leaked secret data from its main rival Ferrari, the Formula One team McLaren was hit with a record $100 million fine Thursday by the World Motor Sport Council in the biggest scandal to hit auto racing’s premier circuit.
Mother of ‘Precious Doe’ pleads guilty
Plea deal includes agreement to testify against husband
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
The mother of a young girl known for years as “Precious Doe” pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose decapitated remains were found in a city park and left unidentified for four years.
Lawrence Datebook
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
People in the news
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Goldmans discuss O.J. Simpson book¢ Zeta-Jones, Douglas plan to shoot movie in India¢ Bob Barker joins Hall of Famous Missourians¢ Montgomery asks judge to dismiss slander suit¢ Clooney welcomes visit by Sudan president
Free State volleyball goes 2-0; Lions swept
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ FSHS volleyball win pair at SM Northwest¢ LHS volleyball winless at O-South¢ FSHS tennis rolls over Miege, 9-0
Lawrence leaders ready for class
Chamber program welcomes another 30 members
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B13
Patrick Manning’s been living in Lawrence for 13 years, working for McDonald’s for eight years and serving on the board of directors for Lawrence Education Achievement Partners for more than three years.
Nashville’ a bad new reality show
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
“Nashville” (8 p.m., Fox) may be the first new network show of the fall season, but it feels more like a summer reality series. Make that a cable summer reality series - and a bad and forgettable one at that.
Powerball jackpot winner wonders if it was worth it
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it. The jackpot that was the stuff of dreams turned into a nightmare: His wife left him and his drug-addicted granddaughter - his protege and heir - died.
Horoscopes
September 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
You know how to make money this year. You actually might make this a major priority, as if you were buying a house in a few months or going to retire. Recognize the price you might pay by focusing on material values too much.
Sobriety replaces swagger in hearings
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
After 9/11, my husband started each morning reaching for the remote and saying, “Let’s see if they caught Osama.” This greeting began as an expectation, evolved into a lingering hope, and finally deteriorated into irony.
Is God their running mate?
September 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
The field of presidential candidates is nearly complete. Only Newt Gingrich remains to decide - or announce if he has decided - whether he, too, will run for president. His decision is expected in November.