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Archive for Monday, September 17, 2007

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Audio clips
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence's 153rd Birthday Kaw Valley 9-15-07 Tobacco Farm
Podcasts
Polls
What, if anything, should be done about traffic congestion around high schools?

Poll results

Response Percent
Restrict the number of student drivers
 
46%
Increase acceess to parking lots
 
30%
Nothing
 
14%
Other
 
8%
Total 197
Videos

Lead stories

4:23 a.m.
Dan Morgan looks over his small plot of burley tobacco in the golden glow of early morning. Morgan, 51, is among a few farmers in the Weston, Mo., area who still raise tobacco. Tobacco farms keep plugging
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s hard work being a tobacco farmer. The chopping of the tobacco stalk, stacking the leaves on spear-studded sticks, loading the sticks onto a passing flatbed truck and hanging the stalks - row upon row - in barns to cure.
9:00 a.m.
Learlean Glover visits the site of her former house, 1205 N.J., to trim around some stones bearing the names of five family members who perished in a fire a year ago. Glover, the lone survivor of the fire, is moving forward with her life, and dreams of building a new house that could be a haven for neighborhood children. Garden rises from the ashes of deadly fire
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Every day since flames engulfed an East Lawrence home, taking the lives of her husband and four grandchildren, Learlean Glover has worked to reconstruct her life.It’s been an arduous, yearlong struggle.
1:00 p.m.
Members of the Paul Gray and the Gaslite Gang cheer on clarinetist Michael White, second from left, as he performs a solo near the William Kelly Bandstand in South Park.  Musicians young and old celebrated Lawrence's 153rd Birthday in concert for a small gathering of Lawrencians underneath cloudy skies in the downtown park. Lawrence celebrates 153rd birthday
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The lively sound of music from another era filled South Park on Sunday as the city celebrated its 153rd birthday. Headlining the celebration was a legendary local jazz group, the Gaslite Gang, which reunited to honor its saxophonist, Clyde Bysom. Bysom, a longtime Lawrence resident and entertainer who turns 90 next month, said jazz has kept his toes tapping.
4:00 p.m.
Diane Eickhoff portrays woman's suffrage pioneer Clarina Nichols for the 2004 Chautauqua in this Journal-World file photo. Eickhoff has since written a biography, ""Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights," about the crusader. It has been selected as the 2007 Read Across Lawrence book. Pioneer revival
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1C
As a women’s rights activist herself, Diane Eickhoff knew the names Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The pair gained notoriety during the 19th-century movement to win equal rights for the fair sex.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduates Aida Garcia, foreground, her brother, Estuardo, center, and their father, Hector, are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The Garcia family came to the United States from Guatemala as political refugees seeking asylum in 1986. They were among 100 people taking the oath of citizenship on Monday. American dream comes true for 100 new citizens
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
One by one they stood up, heard their names called out and then clearly announced the country from where they’d come. China. Mexico. India. Guatemala. And on it went 96 more times Monday morning, at the end of which 30 countries had been named. But that was just the beginning of the end of the journey for the 100 immigrants who became United States citizens in a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus.

All stories

6Sports video: KU leads invitational
September 17, 2007
After round one of the Kansas Invitational, the Kansas Jayhawk golf team is atop the leader-board.
6Sports video: Free State volleyball team tops Leavenworth
September 17, 2007
The Free State Firebird volleyball squad defeated the Leavenworth Pioneers to improve to 9-2 on the season.
6News video: Douglas County Courthouse will soon receive a historic facelift
September 17, 2007
The first phase of a multi-year preservation effort is next month at the 104-year-old Douglas County Courthouse.
6News video: How does Lawrence prepare for an aging population?
September 17, 2007
More and more Baby Boomers are pushing past retirement age, and returning to University towns - like Lawrence. In the final installment of our series on aging, 6News reporter Christine Metz talks with local leaders to find out how Lawrence prepares for an aging population.
6News video: The U.S. has 100 new citizens
September 17, 2007
A standing-room-only crowd filled the Dole Institute of Politics this morning. Under the shadow of the American flag, it was the biggest moment in most of their lives. As 6News reporter Jonathan Kealing shows us, the United States has 100 new citizens.
6News video: Kidcast for September 17, 2007
September 17, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
6News video: Free State teacher surprised by award
September 17, 2007
Social studies teacher Jason Springer received the first of two lawrence Horizon Awards - given each year to exemplary second-year teachers.
6News video: City residents express concerns for new business park
September 17, 2007
About 100 neighbors express concerns for a new business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Developers for the proposed 144-acre business park and commercial development West of the airport answered questions tonight.
6News video: One year anniversary of the city’s deadliest fire
September 17, 2007
It was the deadliest fire in our city’s history. One year ago today, flames swept through an East Lawrence home, killing five of its residents.
6Sports video: Talib shines on offense
September 17, 2007
Three games into the season, the Kansas Jayhawk football team has been firing on all cylinders on offense. Already KU’s top defensive player, Aqib Talib has been a big part of the offense pulling down a TD catch in each game thus far.
6Sports video: Lions soccer squad falls to Jaguars
September 17, 2007
The Lawrence High Lions soccer squad lost to the BV Jaguars by a final score of 7-1.
6News video: FDIC Chairwoman back in Lawrence today
September 17, 2007
The Chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is on the KU campus today - a place she knows her way around.
American dream comes true for 100 new citizens
21-year journey for family from Guatemala ends
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
One by one they stood up, heard their names called out and then clearly announced the country from where they’d come. China. Mexico. India. Guatemala. And on it went 96 more times Monday morning, at the end of which 30 countries had been named. But that was just the beginning of the end of the journey for the 100 immigrants who became United States citizens in a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus.
6News Now: Survivor remembers deadly fire
September 17, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, residents remember the anniversary of the city’s deadliest fire, and 100 people unite together on KU’s campus for a special cause.
Patrols seek hit-and-run witnesses along U.S. 59
September 17, 2007
“It’s helping us maybe make contact with people who may have seen something or may have something that will help us with our investigation,” Douglas County Sheriff’s Lt. Kari Wempe said.
County approves $1.12 million courthouse renovation
September 17, 2007
The work, which will take about a year to complete, includes repairs to the chimney, clock tower and west entrance stone restoration.
Prime minister’s conservative party wins Greek parliamentary election
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
Greece’s conservative prime minister won re-election Sunday with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fires that killed more than 65 people last month.
Sopranos,’ ‘30 Rock’ top winners
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
“The Sopranos” turned its startling cut-to-black final season into Emmy gold Sunday, winning the best drama series award, and newcomer “30 Rock” was named best comedy series.
Gates against increasing troops’ rest
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday he would recommend a veto of a Senate proposal that would give troops more rest between deployments in Iraq, branding it a dangerous “backdoor way” to draw down forces.
Traffic near high schools a growing concern
Concentration of inexperienced drivers in congested areas adds to worries
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Evan Adkins, a Free State High School senior, usually lingers a little after school talking with friends. Otherwise he knows what awaits him on the neighboring streets. “After school, it’s pretty much chaos, and so I’m out here waiting,” he said.
Keegan: Kansas pass ‘D’ on rise
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Dead last in the nation in pass defense last season, the Jayhawks have moved up more than 100 spots to 10th in the country. Central Michigan, Southeastern Louisiana and Toledo averaged 121 yards per game in the air and just 3.67 yards per attempt. That’s domination.
Ex-LSU player Earl issues apology
Nine years after NCAA sanctions, Kansas University transfer tells Tigers he’s sorry for probation
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Nine years after NCAA sanctions stemming from his recruitment brought down the LSU men’s basketball program, former Tiger Lester Earl has issued a written apology to LSU fans, former LSU coach Dale Brown and his assistant, Johnny Jones.
K-Ville’ sags in Big Easy
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
Set in New Orleans two years after the deluge, “K-Ville” (8 p.m., Fox) just may be the first new cop show of the post-“CSI” era. At the least, it wears its anti-“CSI” credentials like a badge of honor.
Horoscopes
September 17, 2007
Act in the manner of one with authority, knowledge and leadership skills. If you are single, you will meet many people. If you are attached, your life together might be challenging yet rewarding. SAGITTARIUS can be an anchor and sometimes an albatross.
Garden rises from the ashes of deadly fire
Today marks year since N.J. Street blaze killed 5
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Every day since flames engulfed an East Lawrence home, taking the lives of her husband and four grandchildren, Learlean Glover has worked to reconstruct her life.It’s been an arduous, yearlong struggle.
Cokie Roberts to speak at Baker
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Cokie Roberts, an ABC News political commentator and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, will deliver the keynote address at Baker University’s 150th Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium.
Reaching for yoga
Travel industry gets enlightened to wellness trips
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Don’t just take a vacation. Change your life. That’s the concept resorts are selling to a growing number of people for whom an exotic getaway just isn’t enough. The purveyors of yoga and wellness vacations promise more than mere relaxation; they promise transformation.
Woods ends year with seventh win
Tiger takes Tour Championship, inaugural FedEx Cup
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods never paid much attention to the FedEx Cup until it was shining before him on a pedestal on the 18th green Sunday at East Lake. He always figured his name would be the first engraved on the new trophy as long as he kept winning. And there was never a doubt.
100-year-old celebrates birthday in sidecar
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
You might say she was born to be wild - a century ago. Evelyn Warburton rode to her 100th birthday party Saturday in a motorcycle sidecar. She sported a black leather jacket, a helmet and a pair of sunglasses for the 10-minute ride from her home in Lightstreet to her granddaughter’s house in Berwick.
Cops missed bodies at crash site, dad says
September 17, 2007
Gary, Ind., police and city officials on Sunday remained silent for a second day about the weekend crash that killed two teens and left two others injured, but the father who found his son’s mangled body at the side of a road seven hours after the wreck lashed out at what he called a failure that no parent should endure.
McNabb not likely to be ‘Houdini’ tonight
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Donovan McNabb had shown only flashes of his running skills until a game against the Redskins seven years ago instantly turned him into an elite scrambling quarterback.
Afghanistan’s president to speak at K-State
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University this month, the university announced Sunday. Karzai’s lecture will be either in the late afternoon on Sept. 26 or the morning of Sept. 27, depending on his final travel arrangements, the school said.
O.J. Simpson arrested in armed memorabilia robbery
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
Police arrested O.J. Simpson on Sunday, saying he was part of an armed group who burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and snatched memorabilia that documented his own sports career, long ago eclipsed by scandal.
Coach’s edge
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I am surprised that the newspaper and Mike Hoeflich claim to be shocked that a coach gave a player a tongue-lashing and used foul language after the player made an error in judgment that cost his team. Perhaps football sideline talks should be more like the gentle discourse of a classroom where Mr. Hoeflich serves as a sideline ombudsman for players to ensure respect for their rights.
Thome’s 500th a walkoff
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
Jim Thome’s 500th homer was a game-winner. Thome hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning that made him the 23rd player - and third this season - to reach 500 home runs.
Clinton to announce health care plan today
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping health care reform proposal today that would require every American to carry health insurance and offer federal subsidies to help reduce the cost of coverage.
Brothers’ video yearbook a lively memento of high school days
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Not satisfied to leave their high school years sealed in still pages and binding, Eudora High School seniors Connor and Logan Hartpence chose to record their experiences behind a video camera.
Alabama back in AP top 25
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Nick Saban needed three games to get Alabama back in the Top 25. The Crimson Tide jumped into the Associated Press poll Sunday at No. 16, its first time in the rankings since the final poll of the 2005 season.
Kansas soccer still winless after 1-0 setback
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
McKenna Waitley’s header late in the first half lifted Washington to a 1-0 college soccer victory over Kansas University in a nonconference match Sunday at Merlo Field as part of the Portland Invitational. The Huskies improved to 2-4, while the Jayhawks fell to 0-5-1. Waitley used her head to direct a cross in from three yards out for the game’s only score.
GM car makers try to avoid strike
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
Contract negotiations between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers reached a critical point as local union officials hoped for an agreement but prepared once again for a possible strike today.
Answers sought in son’s death
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
It has been seven weeks since his son died in Iraq, and David Finch is still trying to find out what happened. Kansas Army National Guard Sgt. Courtney D. Finch, 27, of Leavenworth, died July 24 of unknown causes. The Department of Defense reported only that Finch died of “injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident.”
Tobacco farms keep plugging
Production around Weston, Mo., harks back to an earlier age
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s hard work being a tobacco farmer. The chopping of the tobacco stalk, stacking the leaves on spear-studded sticks, loading the sticks onto a passing flatbed truck and hanging the stalks - row upon row - in barns to cure.
Rumsfeld to launch ‘civil’ foundation
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
In a rare foray into public debate since stepping down as defense secretary late last year, Donald Rumsfeld blasted the recent advertisement by MoveOn.org against Army Gen. David Petraeus and decried the current state of political discourse in Washington for its “tendency to try to criminalize public service.”
Many hearts still bear painful memories of 9/11
September 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
During the glorious summer of 2001, my daughter and I lived in New York City while she attended a summer session at NYU. We rented an apartment from a woman who was spending the summer in Greece, which gave us the chance to thoroughly experience the city as only a resident can.
Travelers clamoring to see Minn. airport bathroom in Craig arrest
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
When tourists ask for the bathroom in the Minneapolis airport lately, it’s usually not because they have to go. It’s because they want to see the stall made famous by U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s arrest in a sex sting. “It’s become a tourist attraction,” said Karen Evans, information specialist at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “People are taking pictures.”
Ex-Fed chief elaborates on Iraq war statement
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been “essential” to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Lawrence Datebook
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Everett watches game
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Falling in and out of sleep in his hospital bed, Bills tight end Kevin Everett was well enough to watch part of Buffalo’s 26-3 loss to Pittsburgh on TV on Sunday, a week after he sustained a life-threatening spinal-cord injury.
Gates: U.S. diplomacy to counter Iranian threat
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration is committed, for now, to using diplomatic and economic means to counter the potential nuclear threat from Iran, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday.
Cubs protect one-game lead
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B8
Matt Murton hit a three-run homer, and Jason Marquis allowed his former team just one run while pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Cubs past his former team.
Grand opening set for wellness unit
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center will conduct a grand-opening celebration for the center’s new wellness unit from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center, 1223 Orchard Lane in Baldwin City.
Jodie Foster’s ‘The Brave One’ tops box office
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Jodie Foster vigilante flick “The Brave One” scared up $14 million at the box office to become the weekend’s top film. The Warner Bros. tale of revenge transcended gender, appealing to older women as well as men, who might naturally be expected to enjoy the violent, R-rated film.
Fighting turns neighbor against neighbor in Iraq
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
When a friend from the old neighborhood called Abu Ali after sunrise earlier in September to tell him that his house had been destroyed, the middle-aged Sunni confessed to himself that he felt happy.
Pig disease epidemic causes concern
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A9
Moving rapidly from one farm to the next, a virus has been devastating pig communities throughout China for more than a year, wiping out entire herds, driving pork prices up nearly 87 percent in a year and helping push the country’s inflation rate to its highest levels since 1996.
Police sorting out details of fight at Club Axis
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating a fight early Sunday morning at a central Lawrence nightclub where at least one person was injured. “We’re still trying to piece it together,” said Sgt. Richard Nickell, a police spokesman. “A lot of different officers up there talked to different people.”
Lawrence celebrates 153rd birthday
Reunited gang jazzes up party
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
The lively sound of music from another era filled South Park on Sunday as the city celebrated its 153rd birthday. Headlining the celebration was a legendary local jazz group, the Gaslite Gang, which reunited to honor its saxophonist, Clyde Bysom. Bysom, a longtime Lawrence resident and entertainer who turns 90 next month, said jazz has kept his toes tapping.
New owner moves into Salon Hawk
September 17, 2007
Emily Willis is the new owner of Salon Hawk, a full-service salon for men and women in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
Pioneer revival
Read Across Lawrence book spotlights women’s rights crusader who lived in Kansas
September 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
As a women’s rights activist herself, Diane Eickhoff knew the names Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The pair gained notoriety during the 19th-century movement to win equal rights for the fair sex.
Events Calendar
September 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Events around Lawrence
Bush to nominate retired judge to fill attorney general position
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a person familiar with the president’s decision said Sunday evening.
Bucker’s first win tightens up AL Central race
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Not only did Billy Buckner earn his first major-league win Sunday, Kansas City’s rookie right-hander helped make the AL Central race a little tighter. Buckner pitched the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the first-place Cleveland Indians, who had their division lead sliced to 41â2 games when Detroit beat Minnesota.
Trial to begin this week for alleged terror cell
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
To hear prosecutors tell it, Narseal Batiste and six followers formed a budding homegrown terrorist cell determined to rival the Sept. 11 attacks by toppling the Sears Tower in Chicago.
Recruit Morgan back in Dallas, uncommitted
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Blue-chip high school basketball center J’Mison Morgan returned to his hometown of Dallas on Sunday morning after his two-day recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Be flexible during your interviews
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
I was referred to a job by a friend and was told that I was going to meet with her contact at the company on the day of my interview. But when I got there, the person wasn’t in the office, and I was instead sent to interview with someone who didn’t know anything about me. I felt uncomfortable and am certain I didn’t do well in the interview. What should a person do in a situation like that - cancel the interview?
Funding promises
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Congress has finally reauthorized the Higher Education Act that provides federal financial aid to millions of students. Congressional members will now roam the country touting the large increases in federal Pell Grants that are mandated in the legislation. Does this sound familiar?
Is KU looking for new returner?
Mangino: Position might be up for grabs
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Raimond Pendleton’s struggles as Kansas University’s punt-return specialist Saturday don’t necessarily mean he’s going to lose his job. But they might. After stellar play in his first two games, Pendleton struggled in KU’s 45-13 victory over Toledo, fumbling two punts and losing one that eventually led to the Rockets’ first score.
Final class to graduate from Pensacola Naval Air Station
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
The college graduates who are soon to complete training at the nation’s oldest naval air station will be the final class to graduate from the base’s officer candidate school, ending a military tradition that lasted nearly seven decades.
Kansas men’s golf to host tourney today
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s men’s golf team will play host to The Kansas Invitational this week, a 54-hole tournament at Alvamar Golf Club that starts with 36 holes today and finishes with 18 on Tuesday.
Aid worker from Bangladesh kidnapped
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Bangladeshi aid worker helping to administer anti-poverty programs in rural Afghanistan has been kidnapped, his employer said Sunday. It was the latest in a string of abductions of international workers here.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 17, 1907: “Business was brisker than it has been for a long time this morning in police court as Judge Louis Menger was kept busy dealing with a lot of longtime offenders including wife-beaters and drunks and those who had been found disturbing the peace.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce joined operators and distributors of coin-operated video games in opposition to a proposed city ordinance that would license and impose fees on the electronic games. City commissioners said the move would boost local revenues; opponents said that the amount of money would be negligible and that enforcement and administration costs could eat up the funds.
Investigators find black box of plane that crashed in Thailand
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Authorities on Monday found the two flight data recorders from a plane that crashed in stormy weather on the resort island of Phuket, killing 90 people, including 54 foreign tourists.
In the rough
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Relatively recently, Eagle Bend was on its way to being a well grown in, well groomed, very nice golf course. Now, it rivals only Eudora’s course in poor quality. From the unattended, ill-stocked concession stand to the inexplicably closed driving range, Eagle Bend is a joke as a golf facility.
Developer’s conscience a guiding force
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
The consensus was that Tom Cousins was either crooked or crazy. The former opinion was held by residents of the gritty East Lake Meadows housing project who didn’t believe him when he said he wanted to tear down East Lake and erect a mixed-income apartment complex in its place. The latter opinion was held by observers who did.
Strategic communication becoming important weapon for modern Army
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Hardly a decade has passed in U.S. history that the military hasn’t developed what’s touted as the latest, greatest weapon. During and after World War I, aircraft and tanks grew from a novelty to essential battlefield weapons. They promised to reduce the need for infantry, until it took millions of men in uniform to storm the beaches of Normandy and the Pacific to finally end World War II.
Why not?
What staff choices would presidential candidates make if elected, and why not give us at least a cursory preview of those plans?
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A11
As the various Republican candidates engaged in their alleged debate recently, usually with sound and fury signifying nothing, the issue of whom they would hire for key jobs if elected kept running through some minds. In view of the fact that so little data of a new and penetrating nature resulted, hiring policies might have spiced up things considerably.
Prosoco adds two to Lawrence staff
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Lawrence resident Rhonda Green and Kansas University graduate Leslie Limer have joined Lawrence-based Prosoco Inc., a national manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete, brick and stone architecture.
Seattle rider wins inaugural Great Santa Fe Horse Race
September 17, 2007
After nearly two weeks of riding, the Great Santa Fe Horse Race is over. Participants started in Santa Fe, N.M., on Sept. 3 and wrapped up in Gardner on Saturday. The winner was Scott Griffin of Seattle, who was competing in his first horse endurance competition. His prize: A belt buckle presented Saturday night by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Lawrence Youth Football scores Week 2
September 17, 2007
Lawrence Youth Football scores from week 2.
On the Record
September 17, 2007
Volunteers needed for Feria Hispana event
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
The annual Feria Hispana will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in South Park. This festival is free and open to the public and will feature traditional Latino food, dancing, arts and crafts, and activities for children of all ages.
Flooded town determining its future
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
The outward evidence of a flood that tore through much of this southeast Kansas town in June is mostly gone, but the damage left behind may still engulf the town’s future.
More of the same
Hester’s return dooms K.C.
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Every time he lines up for a return, Devin Hester believes a touchdown is just moments away. Who can argue? Hester set the NFL record last season, and he’s off to a good start this year.
Explosion in digital cameras, camcorders leads to most documented generation ever
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A12
For her 30th birthday, while she was still pregnant, Lindsay Nie received from Mom an album filled with her baby and childhood photos. She enjoyed the trip down memory lane - recalling, for instance, the wooden slide she had in her room and the way she used to play on it. But she also noticed many gaps in the collection, in some cases months or even a year in length.
Wheat takes bigger bite of food budgets
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
First it was corn. Now wheat is getting the blame. Earlier this year, corn began getting pricey because it was in high demand to make ethanol. That sent prices rising for other corn-dependent products, including milk and meat. Now wheat is costing more and more because of poor harvests and greater global demand, sending grocery bills still higher.
Browns’ QB gamble pays off
Anderson, Cincy’s Palmer combine for 11 TDs
September 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Derek Anderson threw five touchdown passes, Jamal Lewis rushed for 216 yards, and the Cleveland Browns, so desperate after losing their home opener they traded their starting quarterback, outlasted the Cincinnati Bengals and Carson Palmer, 51-45, on Sunday.
U.S. announces arrest of al-Qaida-linked militant
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
The U.S. military on Sunday announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a sheik who spearheaded the U.S.-backed Sunni revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq, even as the terror network launched a campaign of violence during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Fed ready to lower rates
September 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
For the first time in more than four years, the Federal Reserve appears ready to lower interest rates to prevent a housing meltdown and a painful credit crunch from driving the economy into a recession.