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6News video: Tech-savvy seniors
September 16, 2007
Those 65 and older are logged on, plugged in and online — they’re tech-savvy seniors. Boomers say as they enter retirement they’ll want and expect to hop on a computer for what they need.
6News video: Tobacco farmers working hard
September 16, 2007
Right now, a harvest is going on in northwest Missouri that you might not expect: tobacco. For more than 100 years, farmers have grown the plant just across the state line.
6News video: Police investigating fight at nightclub
September 16, 2007
Lawrence police investigated an early morning fight at a nightclub that sent one person to the hospital. According to a police spokesman, a 23-year-old man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later flown to Kansas University Hospital.
6News video: Pet mortuary comes to Lawrence
September 16, 2007
Lawrence now has its very own pet mortuary, ready to help grieving owners bid farewell to their beloved dogs, cats and other animal companions. Heavenly Pet Memorials is the second location in northeast Kansas to be opened by Jeannene and Robert Freeman.
6Sports video: No double OT this year
September 16, 2007
When the Jayhawks locked up with Toledo last season, it was a double overtime thriller with the Rockets eventually clinching the win. But with a new year also comes new opportunity.
6News video: Lawrence, local man celebrate birthday
September 16, 2007
This weekend, Lawrence celebrated two special birthdays with one musical event. The city celebrated its 153rd birthday as a longtime resident Clyde Bysom celebrated hig 90th.
Man hospitalized after fight at Club Axis
September 16, 2007
Sgt. William Cory, a police spokesman, said a 23-year-old man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later flown to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 45, Toledo 13
September 16, 2007
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 45-13 win over Toledo, which improved KU to 3-0 on a night when playmakers were spotlighted while covering up a handful of miscues.
Low Arctic ice could open Northwest Passage sooner
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous explorers will become an open shipping lane.
Former judge cited as leading candidate for attorney general
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge regarded as an expert on national security issues, has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, several conservatives close to the White House said Saturday.
O.J. Simpson, cast of accusers have storied past
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
When the sports memorabilia collector called police to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint in a casino hotel room, he knew exactly who to point them toward. It wasn’t because O.J. Simpson was once one of the most recognizable men in America: a former football star who was at the center of the “Trial of the Century” in the slayings of his ex-wife and a friend.
Sprint Center: Suite holders not public’s business
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Though the new Sprint Center is owned by the city and primarily funded with public money, the facility’s managers are keeping the names of the facility’s 72 corporate suites a secret.
Shiite sheiks seek to help U.S.
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
American commanders in southern Iraq say Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida.
Beggars have own jails, judicial system
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A8
Inside a tiny courtroom buzzing with flies, a police officer stands before a judge and carefully unfolds a white handkerchief. The damning evidence inside: 13 coins worth about 30 cents.
Afghanistan reverting to pre-9/11 state
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld says in the current edition of GQ magazine that the war in Afghanistan has been “a big success,” with people living in freedom and life “improved on the streets.”
Quick Ship popular with ready recruits
Campaign offers $20,000 bonus, helps Army reach enlistment goal
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three weeks ago, April James, 21, committed the next four years of her life to the U.S. Army. On Sept. 24, she ships out for nine weeks of basic training camp at Fort Jackson, S.C., before she heads to Fort Lee, N.J., for training to become an automated logistical specialist.
Clinton now has commanding lead
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
These things happen quietly, subtly, without pronouncements, sometimes without anyone ever noticing they are occurring. But often - not always, mind you - one candidate surges to such an advantageous position in the fight for a presidential nomination that the contender suddenly becomes the front-runner. It just happened.
People in the news
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D5
¢ Spears’ attorney wants documents sealed¢ Ferrell to auction cameo to aid cancer foundation¢ Fonda to auction off items from ‘Easy Rider’
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D5
You’ll make headway this year, especially if you fine-tune your listening and talking skills. Sometimes you might feel despondent, like you have pushed too hard and are not getting the response you want. When you are looking for reactions, center yourself.
Senior Resources in the Lawrence/Douglas County Area
September 16, 2007
The following is a listing of groups, agencies, organizations and businesses that provide information and services to those in the community that are considered senior citizens.
Lawrence explores assets as retirement destination
Baby boomers settling in college towns
September 16, 2007
The nation is bracing for the aging of 75 million baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964 after the soldiers returned home from World War II.
Harveyville Project poetry reading planned
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D6
Lawrence poet Chantel Guidry will be reading some of her new poems, written during her time at the Harveyville Project in Harveyville, at an event starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 4-1-1 Artspace, 411 E. Ninth St.
Active-living opportunities available
Well-being gets boost by staying involved
September 16, 2007
For Todd Seymour, entering the slowdown of retirement was tough compared to his fast-paced career.
Financial experts offer planning strategies
Saving early helps you retire in comfort
September 16, 2007
Bill Wood sure wishes he would have put more money away for retirement.
Douglas County senior services programming
September 16, 2007
The following is a list of current offerings by Douglas County Senior Services. Some programming for September that began before the publication date is not listed. Call the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., at 842-0543 for more information.
Boomers political force at the polls
Changing demographic may shift community priorities
September 16, 2007
The thought of aging baby boomers scares Lawrence public schools Superintendent Randy Weseman.
Senior-friendly health care at stake
LMH attempts to reach out to clientele
September 16, 2007
To attract retirees, a quality health care system is a must have.
Right moment’ here to plan boomer needs
Community weighing transportation, recreation options
September 16, 2007
When John Glassman, the executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, starts thinking about what needs to happen to prepare for the aging baby boomers, he references the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Senior Services revitalizing image
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Senior Services of Douglas County’s Vermont Street offices received a facelift this weekend. Organizers say the new paint reflects bigger, exciting changes for the agency that aims to help area seniors remain independent in their homes and active in the community. The agency named a new executive director, John Glassman, earlier this year.
Kansas in ‘zone
Talib’s spectacular TD helps KU roll
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Aqib Talib wasn’t asked about his tumbling skills. But he did shed some insight on his track-and-field days growing up. “I long-jumped in high school a little bit,” Talib said. “I wasn’t no good at it.” Could’ve fooled us.
Keegan: Jayhawks better than beer
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Note to the thirsty fools who left Memorial Stadium at halftime Saturday night to find entertainment elsewhere: This is not another deadly dull Kansas University football team. It has too many playmakers this season to bore audiences.
Carmona mystifies K.C.
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C5
Fausto Carmona is doing his part to help the Cleveland Indians win their first AL Central title since 2001. Carmona pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, retiring his final 16 batters and leading the Indians over the Kansas City Royals, 6-0, Saturday night.
Local teen takes trampoline title
FSHS junior Giermann relishes national crown
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Sara Giermann has been competing in trampoline and tumbling at Lawrence’s G-Force Athletics for the last five years. Just one week before attending the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling National Championships in Memphis, Tenn., in June, her hopes of finally winning a national title came close to a premature end.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
An Army board of inquiry was investigating the cause of an Aug. 28 fire at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto.
Carpenter husband already buff enough for boomer
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
The headline made me choke on my decaf latte with soy: “Judge says Oakland carpenter has right to work nude.” The story of 51-year-old Percy Honnibal hit the newswires this week. (And why wouldn’t it? Nothing else seemed to be going on.) Evidently, Percy was arrested last year when he was caught building cabinetry in the buff at a client’s home.
Historian offers new look at Eisenhower’s civil rights legacy
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D3
As the 50th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School’s desegregation approaches, David A. Nichols offers a new, much-needed look at the civil rights legacy of the man who ordered troops to escort nine black students into the all-white school.
Embossed lettering makes most canning jars identifiable
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D4
An army travels on its stomach, according to the old saying, and Napoleon knew it. He offered a prize to the first person who developed a new method of preserving food. Nicholas Appert won the prize, 12,000 francs, in 1809 when he submitted his method of “food in glass bottles.”
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Medieval records help scientists understand world’s climate history
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
A librarian at this 10th-century monastery leads a visitor beneath the vaulted ceilings of the archive past the skulls of two former abbots.
Pump patrol
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.63 at BP Amoco, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Generations face workplace challenges
Age differences spur friction, offer opportunities
September 16, 2007
Sammie Conder recalls being plenty ready to retire, but in no condition to stop working.
Prescription sought for doctor shortage
St. Luke’s affiliation could impact health provider availability
September 16, 2007
An aging population and a doctor shortage. It’s a prescription for inadequate health care.
Lawrence Datebook
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Services expand for seniors to stay in home
Aging population explores how to maintain independence
September 16, 2007
During a ferocious 2005 ice storm, Keith and Virginia Hamm feared setting foot outside their Perry home. They instead met with a slippery situation inside.
Kansas football notebook
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C7
Freshman Ian Wolfe started at right tackle on Saturday, while Cesar Rodriguez was on the left side in place of Anthony Collins. After the first drive, Rodriguez moved back over to right tackle and Collins came back in at left tackle.
Surly Bears await Kansas City
Chiefs struggling, Chicago seething after opening-week setbacks
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
The last time they played a meaningful game at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears had reason to celebrate. After all, they won their first NFC championship in 21 years. This week, they were in a foul mood.
LHS 3rd at SM North
Lions’ leader West paves the way
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High senior Mallory West placed third in three of Saturday’s four events, as well as in the all-around individual competition, to lead the LHS gymnastics team to a third-place finish at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational.
Kansas upended at Oklahoma
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team lost its second straight match to a Big 12 foe Saturday afternoon, losing to Oklahoma in four games, 30-24, 30-20, 27-30 and 30-17.
KU religion professor to give book signing
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D2
Robert Minor, professor of religious studies at Kansas University, will present a talk and book signing from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Oread Books in the Kansas Union. Minor is the author of “When Religion Is an Addiction,” published in August by HumanityWorks. The event is free, and the public is welcome.
Commentary: Belichick deserved a penalty trifecta
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Bill Belichick, the cheater, will be on the sidelines for the Patriots’ game against the Chargers tonight and all of New England’s games for the rest of the season, which is the first major mistake Roger Goodell has made in his first 13 months as commissioner.
Natural gas main ruptures, leveling clinic
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A massive natural gas explosion leveled a clinic Saturday, injuring nine people and shattering windows at a nearby hospital, authorities and witnesses said.
Retired Army Gen. Clark endorses Clinton’s bid
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed Saturday by retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who sought the party’s nomination in 2004 and whose sterling military credentials could bolster her bid to be the first female commander in chief.
Fond farewells for furry friends
Pet mortuary offers human touch
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E1
Pet owners who spend their lives pampering their beloved dogs, cats and other animal companions now can extend that unwavering commitment into the afterlife. Jeannene and Robert Freeman are opening Heavenly Pet Memorials of Lawrence, a pet mortuary along East 23rd Street where grieving owners can give their deceased loved ones the same attention and treatment normally reserved for humans.
White House to waive drug sanctions for Bolivia
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Bush administration has decided to waive penalties against the world’s third-leading producer of coca, finding that Bolivia has done enough to fight the production and sale of the cocaine precursor to warrant a reprieve.
Supreme Court’s first woman marks 30th year
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
In her first day on the job, Kay McFarland made history but lost some of her office furniture. Thirty years later, McFarland, the Kansas Supreme Court’s chief justice and its first woman, chuckles about the tradition then of allowing justices to claim items from a newly retired colleague’s old office that became her office.
Bush says U.S. shifting more troops in Iraq to support roles
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
While “formidable challenges” remain in Iraq, President Bush said Saturday, the United States will start shifting more troops into support roles - in addition to the troop withdrawals announced last week.
Malcolm X nominated for state Hall of Fame
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Malcolm X is among seven people being considered for induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, the hall’s commission has announced.
Bus carrying tourists crashes, at least 17 dead
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A bus carrying tourists, including passengers of a flight from Phoenix, crashed in western Mexico on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, authorities said.
A true winner
Others in collegiate sports should emulate the career and positive attitude of Roy Williams, who was recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
At a time when newspaper sports pages are filled with stories of athletes and coaches engaged in crimes, arrests, foul language, violent tempers, cheating, drugs and other such actions, it is refreshing to know there are coaches such as former Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams, recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Michigan rights ship vs. Irish
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
Michigan’s off the hook for now. It’s Notre Dame’s turn to face the critics alone.
Thompson stumbling out of the gate
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Fred Thompson’s plunge into the presidential pool - more bellyflop than swan dive - was the strangest product launch since that of New Coke in 1985. Then the question was: Is this product necessary? A similar question stumped Thompson the day he plunged.
Beltran blunder helps Phils top Mets
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C4
Carlos Beltran misplayed Jimmy Rollins’ line drive into a two-run triple, and Philadelphia rallied to beat New York for its seventh straight victory over the Mets.
Keeping Up
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s showcase: Keeping up by Katie Lashbrook.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 16, 1907: “Two children were poisoned by strychnine put in a closet to kill mice. It got mixed into some bread and butter that had been set to kill mice and the children ate some of it.
Jeff Garlin keeps cool in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ new film
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D5
Jeff Garlin isn’t long into his comedy set when he announces to the audience: “I’m never nervous.” Calmness in the face of many things - an improvising Larry David, repeated production halts for his new film “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With” - has served Garlin well.
Do’s and don’ts of drafting a will
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E2
People are living so long these days that you might decide that your 90th birthday would be a good day to draft a will. Bad idea.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
A Journal-World study showed that drunken drivers were getting stiffer fines and longer jail and public-service sentences here.
WSU coach swindled
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Payne County jury found a former travel agency owner guilty Friday of swindling more than $900,000 from several prominent Guthrie residents and Wichita State University baseball coach Gene Stephenson.
Teachers vote to approve new contract
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
In the final stamp of approval needed, Lawrence teachers voted this week to ratify this year’s contract. School board members had officially approved the negotiated agreement Monday.
Protesters, supporters march on Capitol
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Thousands of protesters gathered Saturday outside the White House to demand an end to the Iraq war as counter-protesters rallied to meet them on a planned march to the Capitol.
KU theater peers ‘Through the Looking Glass’
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
Things will get “curiouser and curiouser” this week as KU Theatre for Young People stages Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.” A memory play set in the early 1920s, the show opens as an elderly Alice Tiddell, the real Alice in Carroll’s books, reflects on the telling of the original story.
Rollover wreck sends 17-year-old to hospital
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 17-year-old Baldwin City girl was transported by air ambulance to Kansas University Hospital on Saturday morning following a single-vehicle, rollover accident, seen above, on U.S. Highway 56, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Al-Qaida threatens Sunni leaders
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
An al-Qaida front group threatened to assassinate Sunni leaders who support American troops in Iraq as a Shiite bloc loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr defected Saturday from the Iraqi government’s parliament base.
Labor projects build up inmates
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
Ron Collins is not proud of his latest stint in prison, but he is proud of the contribution he’s made in the past few months. Collins and a crew of 24 workers remodeled the House of Capper, the Beer Garden and the Bluestem Wine Garden, completing the projects a week before the fair opened.
Symphony names KU student asst. director
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D6
A fine arts student at Kansas University was recently appointed assistant conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Andres Franco, of Medellin, Colombia, is a doctoral student in conducting in KU’s music and dance department.
Free State brew tops ‘Draft’ list
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E1
So, you can’t make it across the pond to sample suds at Oktoberfest in Germany. Your best alternative stateside - or anywhere else North America, according to the folks at Draft magazine - soon will be pouring out of taps on Massachusetts Street.
Maze cut into likeness of President Ford
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
It’s a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford - and it can be fully appreciated only from the air.
New head of CIA service returns to agency
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The new head of the CIA’s clandestine service is a veteran operative who joined other high-ranking officials in quitting the spy agency in 2004 after clashing with aides to then-director Porter Goss.
Most Americans say no end in sight in Iraq
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Outside a Brooklyn art gallery, Kristy Knight threw her arms in the air in exasperation when she was asked about the war in Iraq, which has her angry, frustrated and flatly disbelieving President Bush.
Architecture professor’s book wins national prize
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D6
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.
Family’s heirloom dress spans 111 wearers
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Brynn Konkel doesn’t realize it now, but she has just become part of a long family tradition. Konkel turned 3 months old Friday and became the 111th person in her family to wear an heirloom dress.
City seeking funds for water tower
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lecompton is seeking federal and state grants to help pay for a water tower to replace one that is at least 30 years old. A new tower will be the last step in a series of improvements the city is making to its water system, Mayor Roy Paslay said.
Hula hoopla
Lawrencians give flashback fitness fad a whirl
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s a perfect late-summer evening in Lawrence, and things are getting silly in South Park. People have gathered on the lawn. Jam-band music drifts from a CD player. And everywhere you look, hula hoops wrapped in colorful, glittery tape are spinning on waists, arms, necks and legs. Kids giggle as they shake their hips.
Official reinstated after buried steer exhumed
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The city cemetery’s assistant director readily admits it was his dead steer exhumed from the cemetery earlier this year. But he says another worker who likes to spread tall tales buried it there.
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Fear has become motivating factor in Iraq policy
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Dreams of spreading democracy through the Arab world shaped President Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003. But nightmares keep him - and U.S. troops - ensnared there. The transformation from dream to nightmare illuminates Bush’s goals and forward strategy in Iraq more clearly than does last week’s deluge of reports, testimony to Congress, stump speeches by presidential candidates and Bush’s own statements.
Newest ATM wrinkle designed to save money
Machines geared for envelope-free deposits save banks money and help reduce fraud
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E2
When Julie Fray strolled up to make a deposit at a Wells Fargo ATM, she didn’t bother stuffing the checks into an envelope, nor did she have to punch the deposit amount into a keyboard. Instead, the owner of a fitness business fed her checks into a slot and a few seconds later snatched a receipt that included the deposit total plus mini-reproductions of each check.
Stem cell agency names Australian as new chief
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A renowned Australian scientist was named to run California’s $3 billion stem cell agency, the nation’s biggest financial backer of human embryonic research.
FDIC chairwoman to lecture Monday
KU graduate Sheila Bair to give Chandler Lecture at Lied Center
September 16, 2007 in print edition on E1
The chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is preparing to deliver a lecture Monday at Kansas University, the institution where she spent several years attending lectures on her way to earning two degrees.
KU Wind Ensemble presents fall concert
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D6
Kansas University’s music and dance department and fine arts school present the KU Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Lied Center.
Woods rules at Tour Championship
Tiger holds three-shot lead; Johnson fires 60
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem was lost in a sea of fans on the sixth hole, hearing cheers from every corner of East Lake without knowing for sure what they meant.
Boulder offers lessons on attracting retirees
City much like Lawrence anticipates older population growth
September 16, 2007
See if this sounds familiar: A mid-sized town with a left-of-center reputation, not far from a big city, offering more amenities than your typical suburb thanks to a Big 12 university and all the sporting, cultural and intellectual offerings that go along with that.
One person injured in two-vehicle wreck
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
One person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Saturday following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North 400 Road and East 1500 Road.
Beckett notches 19th victory
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C4
Josh Beckett pitched three-hit ball over seven innings for his 19th victory.
Auction to raise shelter funds
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D8
I’d like to shoot some numbers at you this week: 465, 578 and 653; and 416, 467 and 446. I wish I could tell you that those were the amounts I’ve won in the state lottery; usually my winnings are more like “Congratulations! You’ve won one free $1 scratch-off ticket!” or “Sorry! Please play again.”
Controversy adds interest to Creative Arts Emmys
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D7
Turning the lesser-known Creative Arts Emmy Awards into an interesting television event has always been a challenge. The anti-climactic show, whose winners are announced a week before the telecast airs, doesn’t boast the same popular categories and ample A-listers of the Primetime Emmys.
Rockets: KU inspired
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
Jalen Parmele, the hero of last year’s Kansas University-Toledo football game, was victim of payback time on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. “Yes, there’s a grudge all teams have after a loss,” Parmele said, asked if he could tell the Jayhawks had revenge on their minds during a 45-13 romp over the Rockets. “You’ve got to give Kansas credit. Kansas had more intensity than we did.”
Free State girls take Baldwin title
Bulldogs’ Garcia claims race’s individual crown
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
On an uncharacteristically cool, gray, wet September morning at Baldwin City Golf Course, Baldwin High’s Heather Garcia won the cross country race, but Free State High’s girls team won the war.
Machinists OK new Cessna contract to avoid strike
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Machinists union members at Cessna Aircraft voted Saturday to accept the company’s contract offer. Sixty-three percent of the members of Local Lodge 774 voted in favor of the new three-year contract, which takes effect Monday. The union represents about 5,400 hourly workers at Cessna.
Trojans rip ‘Huskers
Iowa State stuns Iowa in rivalry game
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C9
Top-ranked USC ran through, around and all over Nebraska. Stafon Johnson ran for 144 yards and one of USC’s five rushing touchdowns, and John David Booty threw two short TD passes in a 49-31 victory Saturday night.
Ex-foreign minister admits likely defeat
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
Japan’s former foreign minister acknowledged today he faced probable defeat in the race to replace ailing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but said he would stay in the running for the sake of staging an open election.
Al-Qaida leader offers bounty for murder
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq offered money for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist and his editor who recently produced images deemed insulting to Islam, according to a statement carried by Islamist Web sites Saturday.
Lions roar to title at Shawnee Heights
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Dylan Hedges’ first-place finish helped Lawrence High claim the team title Saturday in the Shawnee Heights invitational cross country meet.
Labor: Ruling harms injured workers
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas already ranks near the bottom of states when it comes to compensating workers who are injured on the job. But labor officials said the state took several more steps down after a recent Kansas Supreme Court decision that overturned 76 years of precedent in awarding benefits to injured workers.
On the record
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
KU, culture among draws for retirees
Prospective residents want town-gown setting
September 16, 2007
When you think retirees, Ann and Eric Sorebo aren’t whom most people picture.
KU ahead of the curve on geriatric work
Preparing for a new population
September 16, 2007
Kansas University leaders are helping the state and nation prepare to care for an aging population through research, education and community service.
Computer classes teach tech-savvy skills
Senior center pushes continuing education
September 16, 2007
A group of tech-savvy senior citizens meets regularly at the Douglas County Senior Center, learning to communicate with family across the country via computer.
GM, union resume talks, but large hurdles remain
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers made progress at the bargaining table Saturday but still faced significant hurdles and ended negotiations for the day without reaching an agreement.
Utah humbles UCLA
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
After starting the season 0-2 and facing No. 11 UCLA, Utah was ready for any breaks it could get. UCLA offered plenty of chances, and Utah took advantage almost every time in a 44-6 upset on Saturday. The Utes forced five turnovers and kept the Bruins from scoring a touchdown for the first time in four years.
No blooms means no butterflies for tagging
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Blame it on the beavers. They bungled this year’s butterfly event at Baker Wetlands, disappointing dozens of people eager to participate in the annual Monarch Tagging event.
Officials claim world record for pot of stew
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan officials claimed a world record Saturday for making the largest pot of soup, a giant cauldron of stew prepared by President Hugo Chavez’s government.
Unexpected destination
Rural Kansas town lures retirees
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Most communities need mountains, a nearby ocean or college to attract retirees. Nemaha County has none of the above, but is doing just that. It is the only Kansas county considered a retirement destination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To be considered such a destination, a community’s population of those age 60 and older must have grown by at least 15 percent between 1990 and 2000 as a result of people moving into the area.
Larson’s pick, return seemed familiar
September 16, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University defensive end John Larson wasn’t playing a lot when he first joined the football team as a walk-on in 2004. But apparently he was watching.
Early puberty puts girls at higher risk of medical problems
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
American girls are entering puberty at earlier ages, putting them at far greater risk for breast cancer later in life and for all sorts of social and emotional problems well before they reach adulthood.
Trial set for 3 suspects in aggravated robbery
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Three men charged in a residential robbery last month were bound for trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
Couple Finds Perfect Retirement at Home in Lawrence
September 16, 2007
Mike and Sally VanZuiden moved to Lawrence in 1958, when he was transferred from the DuPont plant in Clinton, Iowa. Today, they still live in the same quiet, winding neighborhood where their seven children attended Broken Arrow, Central, South, Lawrence High and KU. When Mike retired in 1978 they never even considered moving anywhere else.
Brit lit
Sebastian Faulks returns with ‘Engleby,’ then creates new thrills for James Bond
September 16, 2007 in print edition on D3
Sebastian Faulks is comfortable in the past, and readers love him for it. It’s the present that has eluded him. The British writer is best known for intelligent, stirring historical novels that have sold in the millions: the World War II Resistance saga “Charlotte Gray” and “Birdsong,” a story of love and war set in the trenches of World War I.
Soldiers confront formidable duty: News of loved one’s death
Army officers struggle with delivering the message door to door
September 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kenneth Murray was reading a news report on the Internet that Wednesday morning, about a Humvee that had been hit the day before in Sadr City, Iraq. “There was this graphic description of what happened to the people. It was more information than I needed to know,” he recalled.
Greenspan bashes Bush in new book
September 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, in his new book, bashes President Bush for not responsibly handling the nation’s spending and racking up big budget deficits. A self-described “libertarian Republican,” Greenspan takes his own party to task for forsaking conservative principles that favor small government.
College towns like Lawrence tout continuing education classes
September 16, 2007
Baby boomers are a well-educated bunch. They likely will retire in an area that offers learning opportunities and allows them to put their education to use.