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Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Eighth grade city quadrangular Garden Spot: Wildlife Retreat From the Bleachers
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Does KU do a good enough job protecting private records?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
77%
Yes
 
11%
Undecided
 
10%
Total 160
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Topeka resident Kirk Keberlein prepares his boat before docking it at the Rock Creek Marina on Friday at Perry Lake. A new state law puts a cap on noise levels emitted by boats. Keberlein, who has a 38-foot sports boat that exceeds the law's decibel level, and others alike are frustrated by the law. The boat, which is typically not legal to be on the water by the law, was permitted on the weekend of Sept. 15 for the Watercraft Poker Run event. Boaters startled by new enforcement of noise law
September 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kirk Keberlein and his 38-foot sports boat spent all summer on Perry Lake. So it was like a splash of cold water in the face when on Labor Day weekend Keberlein was told that, under a new state law, his boat was too noisy. He was asked to leave the lake and not come back until the boat was quieter.
10:11 a.m.
Hit-and-run suspects Ramona I. Morgan, left, and daughter Sabrina J. Morgan are escorted by Osage County Sheriff's officers into the Osage County Courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 for their first court appearance. The appearance came a day after the accident on US Highway 59 four miles south of Lawrence which left two men dead Ramona I. Morgan was ordered held on a $2 million bond and Sabrina J. Morgan ordered held on a $1 million bond at the request of Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones. Bond reduced for passenger in fatal hit-and-run
September 20, 2007
Sabrina J. Morgan, 26, who is charged with aiding a felon in that chase, saw her bond reduced from $1 million to $100,000 during a hearing in Osage County District Court.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Emily Bracciano began playing libero after her sophomore season. Her quickness, intelligence and aggressive play on the court have made her ideal for the position many people call "defensive specialist." Defining the position
September 20, 2007 in print edition on 1B
She’s one of the shortest players on the floor, and, if not for her steady defense in the Lions’ back row, you might not notice her. But such is life when you play volleyball’s wackiest position. Emily Bracciano is Lawrence High’s libero. Although her role as the team’s defensive specialist is clearly defined in volleyball circles, it seems completely chaotic to many who watch the games.
4:00 p.m.
Sally Spurgeon, left, as Mary, and Jayke Workman, as Colin, rehearse a scene from "The Secret Garden." The play opens at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. Child actors help theater’s ‘Secret Garden’ grow
September 20, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Jayke Workman wasn’t sure about wearing a nightgown in public. After all, it’s not exactly customary bedtime attire for the 11-year-old Raintree Montessori School student. But duty called, and Workman’s not one to turn down a leading role in a play.
10:00 p.m.
Leaders at Kansas State University want to build a campus in Olathe about the size of Kansas University's Edwards campus in Overland Park.  Pictured above is Regnier Hall at KU's Edward's Campus, a $17.8 million addition in 2006. K-State’s promise: Campus will differ from KU
September 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas State University President Jon Wefald on Thursday promised that K-State’s proposed campus in Johnson County will not duplicate Kansas University’s operations. In fact, Wefald told the Kansas Board of Regents that he expects K-State and KU to collaborate on fundraising efforts. “When Jayhawks and Wildcats get together, good things happen,” he said.

All stories

6News video: ‘Lean Manufacturing’ operations have paid off for Hallmark
September 20, 2007
Lessons learned at Hallmark’s production center in Lawrence are about to be sent to other company plants.
6News video: Local planners gather input for Transportation 2030
September 20, 2007
Residents had the chance to let local leaders know what they think about the future of transportation in Douglas County.
6Sports video: Pinnick an unlikely starting QB for LHS
September 20, 2007
The Lawrence High football program is known for having senior QBs and double-TE sets, but this season, head coach Dirk Wedd has changed all that.
6News video: City leaders may challenge census numbers
September 20, 2007
Lawrence city leaders may challenge recent census numbers that show a decline in the city’s population of a little less than one percent last year.
6Sports video: Reesing thriving in new KU offense
September 20, 2007
Todd Reesing for Heisman? Probably not…but the Jayhawks’ starting QB has kicked off the 2007-2008 KU football season off with a bang after stellar play in KU’s first 3 games.
6News video: Kline will not seek public office in 2008
September 20, 2007
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline says he will not seek public office in 2008.
6Sports video: High school girls golf invitational held at Alvamar
September 20, 2007
More than 20 high school girl golf teams converge on Alvamar today for the Lawrence Invitational.
6Sports video: Lawrence High volleyball team defeats Leavenworth
September 20, 2007
The Lawrence High Lions volleyball team defeated the Leavenworth Pioneers to improve to 5-8 on the season.
6News video: Salina pilot walks away from crash landing NW of Lawrence
September 20, 2007
52-year-old James Roesner says he was flying from Abilene to the downtown airport in Kansas City for business when his single-engine plane failed around 8:30 a.m. this morning.
6Sports video: FSHS volleyball squad tops Olathe South
September 20, 2007
The Free State Firebird volleyball team defeated the Olathe South Falcons, 2 games to 1.
6News video: Virtual School boosts enrollment
September 20, 2007
Enrollment appears to be steady in Lawrence schools with the district gaining another boost from the Lawrence Virtual School.
6News video: Early morning fire believed to be arson
September 20, 2007
Fire officials believe an early morning blaze at a South Lawrence apartment was intentionally set.
6News video: Hit and run suspects return to court
September 20, 2007
A mother and daughter suspected in a deadly hit and run accident south of Lawrence return to court this morning.
K-State’s promise: Campus will differ from KU
If approved, facility will provide services in Jayhawk country
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas State University President Jon Wefald on Thursday promised that K-State’s proposed campus in Johnson County will not duplicate Kansas University’s operations. In fact, Wefald told the Kansas Board of Regents that he expects K-State and KU to collaborate on fundraising efforts. “When Jayhawks and Wildcats get together, good things happen,” he said.
6News Now: Early-morning fire may be arson
September 20, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, fire officials believe that an early-morning blaze in a vacant apartment was intentionally set, and new developments in the fatal Highway 59 accident case.
Lawrence schools report official headcount up from last year
September 20, 2007
The Lawrence school district gained 169 students compared to last year, according to figures released Thursday afternoon.
City leaders recommend challenging Census figures
September 20, 2007
City Manager David Corliss alerted city commissioners that city planners are recommending that Lawrence challenge the most recent Census population numbers, which showed the city’s population declined by a little less than 1 percent in 2006.
Fire extinguished at vacant apartment; believed arson
10:35 a.m., September 20, 2007 Updated 02:56 p.m.
No one was injured early this morning after firefighters made quick work of a reported fire at an apartment at 1745 W. 24th St.
Phill Kline won’t run for office in 2008
September 20, 2007
“Elected office is not the only manner in which one can engage with passion the significant issues of the day and after my tenure as district attorney I will engage other opportunities in which to do so,” according to the statement.
Bond reduced for passenger in fatal hit-and-run
September 20, 2007
Sabrina J. Morgan, 26, who is charged with aiding a felon in that chase, saw her bond reduced from $1 million to $100,000 during a hearing in Osage County District Court.
Engine failure causes crash landing near Lawrence airport
09:40 a.m., September 20, 2007 Updated 12:44 p.m.
An engine failure caused a Salina man to make a crash landing this morning in a Jefferson County cornfield about four miles northwest of the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Partnering for growth
Outside investors help Cup teams defray costs
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
NASCAR grew into what it is today because of the success of people with the last names of Waltrip, Earnhardt and Gordon. If this season is any indication, the future of NASCAR may rest on the financial spreadsheets of individuals with names unfamiliar to race fans - names like Gillett, Henry and Moorad.
Floodwaters spread misery across much of Africa
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda. Across Africa, torrential downpours and flash floods have submerged whole towns and washed away bridges, farms and schools.
France targets those who make delicate songbird a delicacy
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A12
On the world’s list of weird foods, ortolan - a bite-size songbird roasted and gulped down whole - can claim a place of distinction. It’s an illegal place, though, since the ortolan is a protected species and hunting it is banned in France. Now the government is out to get poachers of the coveted fowl.
Simpson freed on $125,000 bail
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
In a scene of legal dejà vu, a grayer, heavier O.J. Simpson stood handcuffed in court Wednesday to face charges that could put him behind bars for life. The prosecutor who failed to get him a dozen years ago was there to watch, and news cameras tracked his every move as if they were covering a slow-speed chase.
NASCAR slowly gaining traction in the Big Apple
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Jimmie Johnson keeps an apartment in New York City. He has friends in the city. Tony friends. They live on Park Avenue. They know NASCAR, and they are not alone in Manhattan in their love of NASCAR.
Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before deployments
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.
Defining the position
Lions’ libero perfect fit for unique role
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
She’s one of the shortest players on the floor, and, if not for her steady defense in the Lions’ back row, you might not notice her. But such is life when you play volleyball’s wackiest position. Emily Bracciano is Lawrence High’s libero. Although her role as the team’s defensive specialist is clearly defined in volleyball circles, it seems completely chaotic to many who watch the games.
Hoops schedule grades out well
Rush rehab progressing nicely
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s football strength of schedule has been widely discussed this nonconference season. What about the 2007-08 hoops slate?
Lawrence Datebook
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
McNabb stands by QB comments
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B7
Donovan McNabb smiled when a reporter asked for his opinion on the upcoming opponent and pumped his fist when the next question was about his poor start. Once the topic switched to McNabb’s comment about black quarterbacks, his mood changed quickly.
Mets end skid; Brewers fall
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
David Wright drove in three runs, Moises Alou had three hits, and New York beat Washington, ending a five-game losing streak that cut the Mets’ lead in the NL East to 11â2 games.
Hospital touts plan for Eudora property
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s vision for about 20 acres of land it has bought in Eudora involves much more than providing space for new health care operations. LMH staff members on Wednesday unveiled a proposed master plan that would accommodate 13 new buildings and more than 140,000 square feet of space for everything from doctor’s offices to restaurants.
Pump patrol
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several locations.
School board hears sports facility options
City, county don’t have proposals in budgets
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
They want options. During a Wednesday evening study session, several Lawrence school board members directed administrators to present scenarios with costs, including alternatives to playing home football games at Haskell Stadium.
Jayhawks plenty deep at corner
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Imagine the game-long disbelief Chris Harris experienced last week, as he ended up having a pretty uneventful night against Toledo. You see, Harris is just asking to be picked on. Kansas University’s starting cornerback is a true freshman, lined up opposite All-America candidate Aqib Talib.
Our town sports
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Youths ages 8-15 are eligible for the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church fields on the southwest corner of K-10 and West Sixth Street. The top finishers in eight age groups will advance to a sectional. For information, call Keith Ely at 842-6458.
Thousands travel to Louisiana for protest
September 20, 2007
Spurred by the Internet and a nationwide urban radio program by a popular disc jockey, tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on a sleepy rural Louisiana town to protest what they say are excessive criminal charges against six black teenagers involved in a schoolyard brawl.
KC life sciences official to address luncheon
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Bill Duncan, president of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, will be the featured speaker during a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H.
HUD gets complaint about senior center’s gossip problem
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B12
Gossiping seniors sparked concerns at a southwest Kansas apartment complex, causing a housing authority director to complain to the Department of Housing and Urban Development before temporarily closing the facility’s community room.
EPA, FBI investigation of business a mystery
City shuts off water, sewer service to MagnaGro building but keeps silent on reason for search warrant
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Federal investigators descended upon an eastern Lawrence business Wednesday as part of a mysterious probe by the Environmental Protection Agency. Kris Lancaster, a spokesman for the EPA, said investigators with the agency’s criminal investigative division executed a federal search warrant on a building at 600 E. 23rd St. that is operated by MagnaGro International Inc.
Book group to explore Harlem Renaissance
September 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Registration is open for a four-part book discussion group that will explore the literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
Contreras delivers, 7-0
Chicago pitcher grants daughters’ birthday wish
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Jose Contreras gave his daughters the birthday present they wanted. Contreras threw a five-hitter, Jim Thome hit two home runs, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals, 7-0, on Wednesday night.
KU basketball coaches to help cancer fight
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University basketball coaches Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson are teaming up to help beat cancer at this season’s American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program Oct. 9.
Officials confirm meteorite strike
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
A fiery meteorite crashed into southern Peru over the weekend, experts confirmed on Wednesday. But they were still puzzling over claims that it gave off fumes that sickened 200 people. Local residents told reporters that a fiery ball fell from the sky and smashed into the desolate Andean plain near the Bolivian border Saturday morning.
Sabathia helps Indians sweep Tigers
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
C.C. Sabathia upgraded his Cy Young resume, and Cleveland finished declawing Detroit, completing a three-game sweep and reducing the Indians’ magic number for clinching the AL Central to three.
Registration open for hunter courses
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Registration is still open for two coming hunter education courses in Douglas County. The first course includes two sessions from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Building 21 of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, in the 2100 block of Harper Street, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge. The instructor will give directions to the lodge the first night of class.
Policy gamble
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Will history repeat itself? In 2004, Gen. David Petraeus, commander in Mosul, Iraq, appointed a former Baathist general as police chief and accepted other Baathists in security forces. When insurgents attacked in November, the police (some of whom had joined insurgent police cells organized by the chief) either disappeared or defected to them.
Coaching lesson
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I have yet to hear anyone address the message that coach Mangino was getting across to his players. Professor Hoeflich condemns coach for this outburst, but in his condemnation of college football as a whole, he denies that football at Kansas University “instills ideals of collaboration and sportsmanship.” Isn’t this in fact the lesson that coach was teaching on the sideline that day?
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s effects up for auction
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
A handwritten card containing a Bible verse that Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin used during a lunar Holy Communion service is up for sale today at a space-related auction.
Israel complicates Mideast peace plan
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A12
Israel declared the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip an “enemy entity” on Wednesday and said it would cut utilities to the territory. The move complicates a U.S. plan to relaunch peace talks aimed at establishing a separate Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank.
Free State parade slated for Friday
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Free State High School is celebrating its homecoming this week, culminating with a parade Friday afternoon and king and queen crowning at the football game.
Senate Democrats fail to pass troop withdrawal bill
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
For the eighth time this year, Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic move Wednesday to challenge U.S. policy in Iraq, turning aside a plan to give troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan more rest between deployments.
Gardening on the wild side
Lawrence yard a certified refuge for county’s critters
September 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
In 1973, an issue of National Wildlife magazine encouraged people to landscape their yards and gardens in a more sustainable, natural way - keeping in mind the effects their gardens have on local wildlife. The response to that article was so huge that the National Wildlife Federation began the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program the same year.
Buddhist monks press peaceful protests
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Stepping up their challenge to the military government, Buddhist monks staged a second straight day of protests Wednesday, briefly occupying a landmark pagoda in Myanmar’s largest city during one of several marches around the country.
County OKs annexation for sewer plant
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night cleared the way for the city of Lawrence to annex the land it needs for a new sewer treatment plant. Commissioners adopted a resolution finding that annexation would not “hinder or prevent the proper growth and development of the area.” To be annexed is 536 acres at North 1175 and East 1660 roads southeast of Lawrence.
La Russa to M’s? ‘I don’t think so’
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Tony La Russa had little to say Wednesday about speculation he will leave the St. Louis Cardinals after a dozen seasons to manage the Seattle Mariners next season. “No reaction,” La Russa said. “Nothing to it?” La Russa was asked. “I don’t think so,” he responded.
Commodities
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Corn and soybean prices rose while wheat prices fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 24 cents to close at $8.45; December corn gained 6 cents to $3.5825; December oats dipped 0.5 cent to $2.77; November soybeans rose 1.5 cents to $9.71.
Genocide tribunal charges Pol Pot aide
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Cambodia’s most senior surviving Khmer Rouge leader was arrested and charged with crimes against humanity on Wednesday - three decades after the murderous regime, in power from 1975-1979, left 1.7 million people dead through starvation, overwork and execution.
Big ‘D’, little ‘O’ as Warhawks fall
September 20, 2007
The West Freshman football team traveled to Shawnee Mission East on Wednesday, but unfortunately the only thing the home team could offer was to send the Warhawks home with a 12-0 loss.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
Four city commissioners said they had two top choices for a developer to work on a downtown redo, but Don Binns said he had not fully rejected a Texas firm that the other four apparently had ruled out. Officials had been interviewing three “finalists” for the downtown redevelopment effort.
Using automobiles as billboards generates interest in United Way
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Stacey Lamb has turned her orange Volkswagen bug into a moving billboard. Lamb and about 10 other supporters of the United Way of Douglas County fundraising campaign have stuck large magnets on the sides of their vehicles to promote the benefits of giving to the organization.
Justice’ still not colorblind
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A11
Scenes from America, circa once upon a time. White men taking sledgehammers to the door of the jailhouse in Marion, Ind., intending to murder three black prisoners. The sheriff orders his men not to interfere.
421-year sentence given for abduction
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
A man who admitted to kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and holding her for more than a week in an underground bunker, raping her daily, was sentenced Wednesday to 421 years in prison for a crime the judge called “repulsive.”
Proposal requiring paper trail of all voting criticized
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Some state leaders are decrying a congressional proposal that would require a paper trail for votes cast in next year’s elections. “This bill is overreaching and does not take into consideration the statutory requirements and deadlines that states have in place to administer and run elections,” said Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh. He added that “federal legislation should not impede on state rights.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 29, 1907: “Government legal actions show that some parts of Standard Oil have been making profits as great as 1,000 percent per year and it is little wonder that legal actions are resulting. For the past 10 years, the first has averaged profits of $61 million a year.
Dry cleaner folds after pants lawsuit
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The owners of a dry cleaner who were sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants have closed and sold the shop involved in the dispute, their attorney said Wednesday.
St. Patrick’s committee accepting applications
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee is accepting applications for nonprofit groups interested in being the beneficiary of 2008 St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Soil preservation
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: There is a serious omission in the debate over the so-called Airport Industrial Park. One hundred forty years ago, Roger Pine’s ancestor shrewdly selected for a farm site a rare kind of soil. This is called “Judson silt loam.” It is the best of the best.
Dan Rather sues CBS for $70M
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS and his former bosses Wednesday, claiming they made him a “scapegoat” for a discredited story about President Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War.
Annual oil royalty for each resident $1,654
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Nearly every Alaskan will soon receive a check for $1,654, their share of the state’s oil riches, Gov. Sarah Palin announced Wednesday. The dividend checks are derived from the state’s oil royalty investment program and distributed each year to eligible residents - just for living here for a full calendar year.
Latest ‘Survivor’ is made in China
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
Shanghai welcomes 16 Americans and participants in the 15th chapter of the “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS) franchise. The group, including a poker player, musician, student, teacher and grave digger, will assemble at a Buddhist temple, where they will rid themselves of their possessions before relocating to two separate islands located in Zhelin Lake in the Jiangxi Province.
Iran president denied visit to ground zero
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked permission to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site when he comes to New York City next week, but the request was denied, a police official said Wednesday.
Lawrence, Topeka share Wood Re New franchise
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Wood Re New has granted a franchise for the Lawrence/ Topeka market to Matt McPherson and Bret Sanford of Lawrence.
Commentary: McNabb pulls scab off an old wound
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Four years ago, Donovan McNabb got off to a lousy start and Rush Limbaugh said the media propped him up because it was “very desirous” to see black quarterbacks succeed. In an interview recorded almost three weeks ago but aired Tuesday, McNabb said people wanted to see black quarterbacks fail. Who’s right?
On the record
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
On Tuesday, a 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported to Lawrence police that her car was keyed from front to rear on the passenger side. The damages are estimated at $1,500. The incident occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of Indian Avenue.
Column lauded
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Thank you for engaging columnist Liz Black and giving her elbow room for the feature and hard-hitting topics she addresses. I wait for those twice-a-month columns with great anticipation. Soon the recognition and her following will catch up with the fact that she IS a great writer. And local!
Life-saving training: Firefighters practice rescue tactics to stay sharp
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
It’s dark. They can’t see where they’re going, and they are quickly running out of air. Lawrence firefighters, on their hands and knees, feel their way around obstacles, finally reaching a small hole in a wall and attempt to rescue a fellow firefighter in need.
Earnhardt unveils new number: 88
Mountain Dew soft drink to be featured on Junior’s car
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have two 8s on his new car. NASCAR’s most popular driver will be in the No. 88 Chevrolet when he moves to Hendrick Motorsports next season, the team announced Wednesday. Earnhardt’s car will be sponsored by Pepsi, with the company’s Mountain Dew soft drink and Amp Energy drink featured on the car. The National Guard also will be involved in the sponsorship.
Federal grant to help map mines
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A $250,000 federal grant has been awarded to a southeastern Kansas town to help it pay to map its abandoned underground mines. The city of Galena in Cherokee County will receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., said Wednesday.
SCABA tryouts at Lake Shawnee
September 20, 2007
The Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Association will hold tryouts for a 12-and-under team.
Child actors help theater’s ‘Secret Garden’ grow
September 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Jayke Workman wasn’t sure about wearing a nightgown in public. After all, it’s not exactly customary bedtime attire for the 11-year-old Raintree Montessori School student. But duty called, and Workman’s not one to turn down a leading role in a play.
Plans for retaliation against Israel drawn
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iran has drawn up plans to bomb Israel if the Jewish state should attack, the deputy air force commander said Wednesday. Other Iranian officials also underlined their country’s readiness to fight if the U.S. or Israel attacks, a reflection of concerns in Tehran that demands by the U.S. and its allies for Iran to curtail its nuclear program could escalate into military action.
KU volleyball stuns Mizzou
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team edged rival Missouri in a five-game thriller on Wednesday night.
Prairie Patches owner wins statewide award
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Cinda Garrison, owner of Prairie Patches in downtown Lawrence, is the winner of the 2006 Sunflower Award, given by the Kansas State Florists’ Association to its top designer of the year.
Two MU players arrested
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Police have arrested two reserve defenders on the Missouri football team in separate incidents.
Another assassination roils Lebanon ahead of elections
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
A powerful bomb killed an anti-Syria lawmaker and six others Wednesday in a Christian neighborhood of Beirut, threatening to derail an effort by an already deeply divided Parliament to elect Lebanon’s next president in voting to begin next week.
Lansing man sentenced in Valentine’s Day fatality
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lansing man was ordered Wednesday to pay $250 in fines and spend six months on probation for his role in an accident in February that killed a Tonganoxie teen. Before sentencing Ricardo D. Flores, Leavenworth County District Judge Gunnar Sundby heard comments from Dennis Bixby, the father of Amanda Bixby, who died in the accident.
KU investigates records breach
Newspaper anonymously receives personal information in mail
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Graded student exams. Student ID numbers. Health insurance information. Social Security numbers. Cell phone numbers. Home addresses. Names. An identity thief’s dream. All of the above records - some originals, others copies - were contained in Kansas University documents mailed Tuesday to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Submit soil for a test with these simple steps
September 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
When I became the new County Extension agent in horticulture, I didn’t know what I was getting into. Don’t get me wrong. Extension is a service I have been aware of since I was a child, but I never realized the depth of the organization. This is a resource that truly has something for everyone.
AG protects Constitution, not president
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
Michael Mukasey, the retired judge nominated to be attorney general, is called a “law and order” conservative. That description is, however, not especially informative now that the Bush administration’s sweeping claims of presidential powers have unsettled some understandings of what the law is.
Tales of former KU great lavish but true
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Here’s the problem with the legend of John Riggins: So many unbelievable stories about him are completely true, which makes some tall tales regarding his life journey seem all too believable. So Riggins, a former Kansas University football great, took the time to debunk one myth from his younger days when chatting with reporters Wednesday.
Chiefs’ Allen itching to play
K.C. defensive end tired of watching on TV
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B7
While sitting out a two-game suspension, Jared Allen learned a couple of things: Television analysts don’t always know what they’re talking about, and maybe couch potatoes sometimes do. Forced to watch Kansas City’s first two games on television, Allen said listening to the commentators could be frustrating.
Keegan: Stooges suit fans just fine
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
The scheduling goal, Kansas University associate athletic director Larry Keating said, is to play one 1-AA game a year, one “buy” game and two games as part of a home-and-home series, one at home, one on the road each year.
Ohio leaning to Democrats
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A15
Fourteen months before the November 2008 presidential election, Ohio - a key to winning the Electoral College - is looking very blue. And the most important issue there makes the state even more of an uphill climb for the Republicans.
Prosecutor faces charges of extortion from gentlemen’s club for legal favors
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Cherokee County Attorney Michael L. Goodrich was charged Wednesday with extorting money from an adult club in Galena in exchange for legal favors, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Looking Glass’ reflects well on children’s dreams
September 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
Perhaps no book better reflects the surreal world of dreams than Lewis Carroll’s 1871 masterpiece, “Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.” Strange events, a world based on a chessboard and sudden changes in theme and story populate the book, making the reader feel just like Alice - as though in a dream.
J-W editor to receive leadership award
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
Dolph C. Simons Jr., editor of the Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, is winner of this year’s Dean S. Lesher Award, a lifetime achievement award given by Suburban Newspapers of America in recognition of outstanding community and industry leadership.
Fees part of 401(k) puzzle
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B11
By now if you are investing in a 401(k) or similar workplace retirement plan, you know that the ups and downs of the stock market or economy can have an impact on the returns of your investment portfolio.
Horoscopes
September 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
If you tune in to your creativity, you can handle nearly any problem. If you’re artistic, your talent comes out even more. Be more in sync with yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are your own worst enemy. If you are single, do you want to end that state?
Voter registration needs work
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A11
In a few months, Americans will cast ballots in the earliest and most crowded presidential primary season in our history. Many will arrive at the polls only to find they are not on the list of registered voters. In this, and in every election, the accuracy of voter registration lists is essential.
Much to learn
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Thank you for publishing Elizabeth Black’s moving account of her and her daughter’s responses to the 2001 tragedies in New York City. For the first time in all of the years and many stories on the subject since, I found in Ms. Black’s writing my own feelings succinctly and completely reflected.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
Major changes in the Kansas school finance plan were proposed by Lawrence’s Carl Althaus, the former school board president and originator of the Kansas plan.
Library needs
Lawrence is by no means alone in its search to provide better public library facilities.
September 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Lawrence Public Library has been suffering growing pains for a long time. There is, as there should be, considerable effort to find ways to expand the library to provide more room for just about everything, including people who find it a rewarding and necessary destination.