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Archive for Friday, September 21, 2007

Also from September 21

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
FSHS Homecoming Parade Tour of Missouri LHS vs. SM West
Podcasts
Polls
Would a K-State campus in Olathe be a threat to KU's interests?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
57%
Yes
 
39%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 483
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Forum maps out county traffic plan
September 21, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence and Douglas County will have to prepare for significant amounts of new traffic - especially truck traffic - during the next two decades. Figuring that fact out has been the easy part of developing Transportation 2030, a new comprehensive plan designed to map out how area residents will travel around the county for years to come.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Tribute band creates Pink Floyd Experience
Posted September 21, 2007
Tom Quinn realizes it's not as good as the real deal. But he calls his Pink Floyd Experience "the next best thing to being at a Pink Floyd concert." The San Diego-based tribute band - complete with a laser light show, surround-sound speakers and the signature flying pig - comes to the Lied Center for a show at 7:30 tonight. In this week's Pulse Podcast, guitarist and founder Quinn talks about his appreciation for Pink Floyd, his band's attempt to replicate the music and how Floyd is catching on with the younger set. Also, hear several songs, including "Wish You Were Here," "Money," "Comfortably Numb" and "Time." After that, we'll tell you about some of the other events going on in the Lawrence in the next few days in our weekly Best Bets feature.
4:00 p.m.
"Lines" is one of the 12 films in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 21, 2007 in print edition on 1C
It started out small but potent. Nick Mason decided to set up a screening in New York’s Union Square Park to showcase fledgling student filmmakers. “I had to go over to a friend’s house to borrow a computer so I could make the press release, but the T button never worked right on it,” Mason recalls.
10:12 p.m.
Kansas' Kyle Culwell (30) interrupts a pass intended for Missouri's Chase Coffman in this file photo. Boycott of KU-MU game urged
September 21, 2007
Stay at home and party. That’s what a pair of downtown Lawrence business owners will be trying to convince Lawrence residents to do on Nov. 24, rather than travel to the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., to watch Kansas University’s “home” football game against Missouri.

All stories

6News video: Downtown business owners urge KU fans to avoid Arrowhead game
September 21, 2007
KU takes on MU at Arrowhead Stadum on November 24. Jerry Neverve wants to give discounts to people who don’t go to the game.
6Sports video: Tonganoxie takes on Mill Valley
September 21, 2007
The Jaguars roll over the Chieftans, 35-0.
6News video: School spirit shines through
September 21, 2007
The Free State High School Homecoming parade marched down Wakarusa Drive Friday afternoon.
6News video: Art a la Carte
September 21, 2007
Welcome to Art a la Carte. I’m Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
6Sports video: LHS brought down by powerful Olathe South
September 21, 2007
The Lions’ QB is hurt early in the game. The Falcons went on to add insult to injury, beating Lawrence High 28-9.
6Sports video: Free State stumbles in homecoming game
September 21, 2007
The Firebirds are one of the highest-scoring teams in the state, but had a big challenge in Olathe North. The Eagles picked off interceptions and won, 29-10.
6News video: Illegal dumping draws federal attention
September 21, 2007
The illegal dumping of substances into the Lawrence sewer system appears to be the focus of a federal investigation by the EPA.
6News video: Mascots find love
September 21, 2007
Plenty of people find love on the Hill, but this couple bring new meaning to the term “lovebirds.” The happy couple have played the Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots.
6Sports video: KU gearing up for FIU
September 21, 2007
The Kansas football team will take on Florida International. At stake is the Jayhawks’ chance to start the season at 4-0.
Boycott of KU-MU game urged
Bar owners protest loss of revenue from moving match to K.C.
September 21, 2007
Stay at home and party. That’s what a pair of downtown Lawrence business owners will be trying to convince Lawrence residents to do on Nov. 24, rather than travel to the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., to watch Kansas University’s “home” football game against Missouri.
6News Now: Former KU mascots set to tie the knot
September 21, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, it’s proof that birds of a feather flock together. A former Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots plan to marry next month, plus complete highlights from all the action in week four of high school football.
Ozawkie man killed in one-car accident
September 21, 2007
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Blaine L. Cook, 23.
Cheerfulness brightens life
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A13
That crisp, clean, dry smell of autumn is in the air, so stunning and surprising every year, a smell forever connected to bright colors and fresh apples and cool grass with beads of dew and the eagerness of a boy, pencil box and tablet in hand, wending his way toward Benson School and Mrs. Moehlenbrock’s sunny classroom.
Everett to transfer to Houston hospital today
Doctors say they expect injured Bills tight end to be walking within weeks - maybe sooner
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kevin Everett will be transferred this morning to a Houston hospital to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation, less than two weeks after the Buffalo Bills tight end sustained a life-threatening spinal cord injury.
Red Sox are slipping fast, but playoffs appear likely
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Red Sox don’t have to worry about a repeat of their historic 1978 collapse this season: Even if they fail to win the AL East, they’re still a shoo-in for the playoffs as a wild card.
Vikings quarterback Jackson ailing
Veteran Holcomb could start Sunday against Kansas City
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday, and it’s looking more and more like veteran Kelly Holcomb will start for the Vikings against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Did Heels commit secondary violation?
Prospect Shumpert chatted with NBA players on visit to University of North Carolina campus
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
The University of North Carolina is conducting a review to determine whether the school committed a secondary recruiting violation during a basketball prospect’s campus visit last weekend.
LHS football braces for Olathe South
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
A two-game win streak has hardly propelled Dirk Wedd into the throes of ecstasy. “We’ve improved every week,” said Wedd, now in his ninth season as Lawrence High’s football coach, “but not at the rate I wanted to.” Wedd began the season, for instance, concerned about the offensive line, and he’s still looking for answers.
Apartment blaze investigated as arson
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fire investigators have classified a Thursday morning fire at an empty apartment as arson. Division Chief Eve Tolefree of Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical said investigators are working a few leads.
Carter’s serves power FSHS
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Free State senior Brooke Carter swears she doesn’t spend extra time working on her serving, but watching her in action Thursday night at Free State High, you might have thought otherwise.
Mayer: Another KU legend passes
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
He’d never stayed in a hotel, never been to a dentist and never ordered a meal from a restaurant menu. Could you find a modern college basketball recruit with such a trifecta? Those were some of the circumstances when Maurice King enrolled at Kansas University as a 1953-54 freshman.
Bernanke says latest rate cut needed to head off problems
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates this week by a surprisingly large half-point in order to “get out ahead” of problems developing in credit markets that threaten the broader economy, Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Thursday.
Democratic candidates address senior issues
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A6
Five Democratic presidential candidates pledged during an AARP forum Thursday night to spend more on health care and bolster retirement programs crucial to politically potent seniors.
Despite defeats, Democrats planning more moves on Iraq
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Democrats vowed Thursday to continue their uphill struggle to force President Bush to change course in Iraq, allowing legislative action on the war to spill into next week as negotiations continued on measures they hoped could attract bipartisan support.
Hard to hide
The threat of being caught in the act might encourage some people to monitor their behavior more carefully.
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
In his novel, “1984,” George Orwell portrayed a society that was under constant surveillance by “Big Brother,” the leader of the ruling party. “Big Brother is watching” has become synonymous with the dangers of government invasion into private matters.
Forum maps out county traffic plan
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence and Douglas County will have to prepare for significant amounts of new traffic - especially truck traffic - during the next two decades. Figuring that fact out has been the easy part of developing Transportation 2030, a new comprehensive plan designed to map out how area residents will travel around the county for years to come.
Pump patrol
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several locations.
Rapid response
Firebirds rebound from early deficit
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Free State’s soccer team found itself in a situation - down a goal early - that it might not have bounced back from in the past. The Firebirds’ senior forward Alex Clayton said last year players would hang their heads in a similar situation. But this is a different team, and the Firebirds regrouped from the early home deficit Thursday to pound Shawnee Mission East, 5-1.
Study: 1968 Jets found just as healthy as general population
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
The retired players from at least one famed NFL team are in no worse health than the general population, according to a study to be released next week.
Greinke strikes out 10 in K.C. victory
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Zack Greinke may have ended the debate over whether he should be a starter or reliever. Greinke struck out a career-high 10 and pitched two-hit ball for eight innings, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Thursday.
Padres’ streak reaches seven
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Less than a month ago, Brett Tomko was unemployed and working out at a suburban high school, trying to fix his faulty mechanics while hoping someone would sign him.
Landis banned for doping
Cyclist stripped of ‘06 Tour de France title
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Floyd Landis lost his expensive and explosive case Thursday when two of three arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory.
Gambling lawsuit sent to district court
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Construction of new casinos in Kansas could be delayed because of a decision Thursday by the state’s highest court.
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Lawrence joins 98 other global venues for simultaneous ‘cinematic Olympiad’
September 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
It started out small but potent. Nick Mason decided to set up a screening in New York’s Union Square Park to showcase fledgling student filmmakers. “I had to go over to a friend’s house to borrow a computer so I could make the press release, but the T button never worked right on it,” Mason recalls.
Area improvisers compete in comedic border war
September 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Whether it’s Quantrill’s Raid or a Jayhawks vs. Tigers basketball game, the clash between Kansas and Missouri is rarely a laughing matter.
Long-term troop costs calculated
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The cost of a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq similar to the peacekeeping role American troops have played in South Korea would range from $10 billion to $25 billion a year, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday.
Further handover delay disclosed
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
In another sign of U.S. struggles in Iraq, the target date for putting Iraqi authorities in charge of security in all 18 provinces has slipped yet again, to at least July.
God’ responds to legislator’s lawsuit
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court filings from “God” came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.
Leaders pledge election will go on
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Lebanese leaders pledged Thursday to press ahead with a divisive election for president, to be held in parliament in coming days, despite the car bombing assassination of an anti-Syrian lawmaker.
Iranian arrested smuggling bombs
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
An Iranian officer accused of smuggling powerful roadside bombs into Iraq was arrested Thursday in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said.
Bush withholds criticism of Blackwater security company
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Bush on Thursday refused to criticize a U.S. security company in Iraq accused in a shooting that left 11 civilians dead, saying investigators need to determine if the guards violated rules governing their operations.
Bald Eagle Rendezvous set for today, weekend
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Years before it became a hot bed of activity during the pre-Civil War “Bleeding Kansas” era, Lecompton was mostly recognized as a fur trapping and trading site. The town will celebrate that era today and through the weekend during the fourth annual Bald Eagle Rendezvous at Bald Eagle River View Park.
Commodities
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
Agriculture futures rose Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 5 cents to $8.50; December corn gained 11 cents to $3.6925; December oats added 5.25 cents to $2.8225; November soybeans rose 17.5 cents to $9.885.
Ag secretary resigns; Senate bid expected
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush announced the resignation Thursday of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and immediately offered support for his anticipated campaign for a Senate seat from Nebraska.
Seabury tennis team fares well in Concordia
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Seabury Academy’s Brooke Sutherland went 4-0 and won Flight One singles Thursday at the Concordia tennis invitational.
Lawyer indicted in kickback scheme
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
The co-founder of a prestigious New York law firm that made an estimated $250 million by filing class-action lawsuits against some of America’s largest corporations was indicted Thursday on charges that he conspired to pay kickbacks to people who agreed to be plaintiffs.
Manhattan upends Lawrence High tennis
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Manhattan High’s tennis team defeated Lawrence High, 7-2, on Thursday at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Lawrence Datebook
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Kline says he won’t run for office in 2008
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline attempted to end speculation about his political plans Thursday and announced he will not seek public office in 2008.
Pilot makes crash landing in cornfield
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
An engine failure caused a Salina man to make a crash landing Thursday morning in a Jefferson County cornfield about 4 miles northwest of the Lawrence Municipal Airport. He walked away unhurt.
Bill on FDA drug safety sent to Bush
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Congress sent President Bush legislation Thursday giving the Food and Drug Administration new powers to ensure the safety of prescription drugs. The Senate passed the FDA bill by voice vote Thursday, a day after the House approved it by an overwhelming margin. Bush is expected to sign the bill.
Federal law affects decision on tenant
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
Q: The tenant who has occupied the small rental home that I own recently moved out, so I started taking applications for a new tenant. I chose the applicant with the best credit score and signed a lease with her last week, but now one of the applicants whom I rejected based on his lousy credit history is threatening to sue me for violating the federal Fair Housing Act.
Better team’ upends Aggies
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
The last Thursday night game at the venerable Orange Bowl was something for the Miami Hurricanes to cherish. And it was a victory they desperately needed.
Option rules the field tonight
Once-dominant Olathe North football team visits Free State
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Fans of razzle-dazzle football figure to be in for a great show at 7 p.m. tonight at Haskell Stadium, where Free State High (2-1) plays host to Olathe North (2-1). The Firebirds and Eagles both are led by strong offensive ground games, and both run wide-open offenses that present numerous possibilities with each snap of the football.
Lions sweep home-openers
LHS downs Leavenworth, SM Northwest
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence High volleyball squad finally had the opportunity to showcase its skills in its own gym. By no means did the Lions let the crowd down in a sweep of their home-opening triangular against Leavenworth (25-23, 25-18) and Shawnee Mission Northwest (25-19, 25-21).
Lions crumble after halftime
SM West hands LHS fifth shutout of year
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The message was clear Thursday night after the Lawrence High boys soccer team’s sixth straight loss this season: Enough is enough. “It gets to a point where that score up there is not OK,” LHS co-captain Rex Hargis told his team before it broke its final huddle of the night.
Hurricane Ivo heads for Baja peninsula
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Ivo picked up some speed late Thursday as it curved toward Mexico’s Pacific coast on a path that could take it near Baja Califorina’s resorts over the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Tyshawn Taylor starts to plan visits
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University basketball recruiting notes. …
Editors Day to feature NBC broadcaster
Dotson graduated from KU
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Growing up in St. Louis, most of Bob Dotson’s friends knew they were going to the University of Missouri. But Dotson had another school in mind: one a little farther alongInterstate 70, where his uncle had gone to law school.
Irish may grant QB release
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Notre Dame might release Demetrius Jones from his scholarship, after all, as long as the sophomore quarterback transfers to a school that is not on the Irish football schedule.
Simpson report shows tip-off
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
A mystery friend of O.J. Simpson’s slain ex-wife may have helped crack the case and a chatty Juice only dug himself in deeper, a police report reveals. A woman caller claiming she knew O.J. and Nicole Brown Simpson called 911 with a tip that fingered one of his cohorts in the Las Vegas memorabilia heist.
$5 bill to get color infusion
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Honest Abe will become Colorful Abe with splashes of purple and gray livening up the $5 bill. The government showed off the new bill Thursday in an Internet news conference - a high-tech unveiling that officials say is entirely appropriate for a 21st century redesign of the bill featuring the Civil War president, Abraham Lincoln.
Lawrence plant serves as model for efficiency
Operational changes to be expanded across company
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
Efficiency- and flexibility-minded operations honed at Hallmark Cards Inc.’s Lawrence production center soon will be delivered to other Hallmark plants, a company spokeswoman said. During meetings Thursday, 800 employees at the Lawrence production center, 101 McDonald Drive, were informed about how the plant’s operational changes had been paying off, said Kristi Ernsting, a Hallmark spokeswoman.
Geological survey for pipeline rejected
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Estonia decided Thursday it will not allow a German-Russian consortium to conduct a survey of its exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea for a planned underwater gas pipeline. The survey was necessary for a possible rerouting of the 750-mile pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
Monks lead growing protest of Myanmar military rulers
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Nearly 1,000 Buddhist monks, joined by thousands of their countrymen, marched in Myanmar’s largest city Thursday in the biggest challenge in at least a decade to the iron-fisted junta, a show of strength rare under military rule.
GOP ignores changing U.S. demographic
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Nothing has more significance for America’s long-term political evolution than the demographic changes that are diversifying a mostly white nation. But you’d never know it from the Republican presidential race.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 21, 1907: “Among the race horses here for the county fair is Joe Patchen, the most famous race horse ever bred and reared in Kansas.
University enrollment figures decline
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Enrollment at Kansas University declined this year, driven by a larger-than-usual number of dismissals from the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Overall university enrollment stands at 29,260, down just 353 in large part because of growth at the Kansas University Medical Center and on the Edwards Campus.
No surprise: Gates still richest
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
Bill Gates is still No. 1. When it comes to the richest Americans, the chairman of Microsoft Corp. remains atop a list - the Forbes 400, released Thursday - that continues to cost more and more to join. Gates checked in with a net worth of $59 billion, followed by investor Warren Buffett, with $52 billion.
Thousands protest treatment of black teens in La. town
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Drawn by the disturbing symbol of three lynching nooses dangling from a tree and greeted by Confederate flags displayed along their route, tens of thousands of blacks poured into this racially tense Deep South town Thursday to stage the largest civil rights demonstration in years against what they regard as glaring racial injustices here.
Sauer Danfoss plant earns KSafe Award
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
After more than 1 million hours of work without anyone suffering an injury that led to time away from the job, the folks at Sauer Danfoss Co. will get a welcome break. For about 15 minutes.
Claim made on Arctic territory
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Preliminary research results released by Russian scientists are allowing the country to claim 460,000 square miles of potentially energy-rich Arctic territory, the Natural Resources Ministry said Thursday.
On the record
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence man reported a burglary and theft to Lawrence police on Monday that occurred at Midwest Glass, 411 N. Iowa. He reported that an air conditioner was damaged and a Dell laptop and flash drive were stolen. Total estimated loss is $2,280.
On tour with the Tour (of Missouri)
Lawrence cyclists follow pros in Show-Me State
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
Randy Breeden might never see the Tour de France in person. But he saw the next-best thing. OK, maybe it was the next-to-the-next-best thing. Or the thing after that. Breeden and friend Norm Cluff - both longtime Lawrence cyclists - headed across the state line to watch three of the six stages of the Tour of Missouri up close and personally.
Promises’ a masterful, violent essay on crime
September 21, 2007
The relentlessly intelligent, stunningly violent “Eastern Promises” unfolds in London neighborhoods controlled by Russian crime families trafficking in drugs, sex and murder. It’s an illicit subculture of hard, silent men like Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), a stoical driver and fixer whose prison tattoos reflect a brutal criminal career.
Angels clinch tie for West crown
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of their third AL West title in four years.
Acting chief appointed for fire department
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A new leader is in charge of day-to-day operations of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, while Chief Mark Bradford is in the hospital.
Employee retiring after 27 years
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
Mary Alice Barr is retiring from Capitol Federal Savings after 27 years on the job in Lawrence. Barr, who received a journalism degree in 1949 from Kansas State University, started work for Capitol Federal in 1980 as a receptionist at the bank’s office in west Lawrence, at 1025 Iowa.
OSU must pay former coach
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Ohio State must pay former men’s basketball coach Jim O’Brien more than $2.4 million for his wrongful firing in 2004, an appeals court ordered Thursday.
Health care plan is a loser
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A13
In her latest plan to transform the American health care system, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invokes a word she usually reserves for abortion: choice. It sounds good, but like all things Clinton, you have to look behind the facade to discover reality.
6News video: Missing pets may be due to coyote attacks
September 21, 2007
Several residents report that their pets have gone missing. One family witnessed coyotes attack their dog.
Singer heeds call of Prairie
September 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
If not for a city in Kansas, Pure Prairie League might never have existed. The members of the classic country-rock act, eventually known for the hit songs “Amie” and “Let Me Love You Tonight,” were trying to come up with a name for the fledgling band in the late 1960s when the drummer happened across an airing of the 1939 film “Dodge City.”
City leaders ask county to challenge Census
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
City leaders again are recommending that local elected officials challenge the Census Bureau’s estimates that Douglas County population growth is stagnant or slightly declining. City Manager David Corliss alerted city commissioners Thursday 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.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lawrence employers were predicting an increase in hiring for the rest of the year.
Health department recalls lunch boxes
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
About 56,000 lunch boxes distributed by California in an effort to promote healthful eating may contain lead, and state officials Thursday urged consumers not to use them.
Virtual school spurs district increase
Brick-and-mortar establishments have more elementary, fewer secondary students
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Virtual School continued its growth and gained 172 kindergarten through eighth-grade students from last year. In its brick-and-mortar schools, the Lawrence public school district also has 66 more elementary students than the year before, and 69 fewer junior high and high school students.
Geographic science leaders stress importance of maps, public policy
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B14
A lack of geographical intelligence can be dangerous. At least that’s what three leaders in geographic science and technology stressed when they examined world conflicts from a geographic perspective in a lecture at Kansas University. The lecture was titled “World Hot Spots: What Google Earth and Geography Tell us About War, Peace, and Politics.”
Historic commission denies hotel plan
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Historic Resources Commission denied a developer’s application for a proposed seven-story building at 12th Street and Oread Avenue at its Thursday meeting at City Hall.
As protests heat up, Petraeus stays cool
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Every time he gestured with his hand or looked up from his prepared text, Gen. David Petraeus was greeted by a flurry of clicking camera shutters. Television lights bore down on him and Ambassador Ryan Crocker as they faced more than 100 U.S. House members seated before them in rows, awaiting their turn to praise or pounce.
Pakistani leader to stand for re-election on Oct. 6
Bin Laden issues statement against Musharraf
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Election officials said Thursday that President Pervez Musharraf would seek re-election by lawmakers to a five-year term Oct. 6, even though his bid is clouded by legal challenges and widespread disdain.
Iran’s president won’t press request to visit ground zero
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Almost everyone agrees Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn’t belong at ground zero. So who gets access these days to the 16-acre pit where the World Trade Center once anchored the Manhattan skyline, a slice of the city that many regard as hallowed ground?
Showdown looms on children’s health plan
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Republicans reacted angrily Thursday to President Bush’s promise to veto a bill that would renew and expand the popular State Children’s Health Insurance Program, raising the likelihood of significant GOP defections when the package comes to a vote next week.
Gamekillers’ smells of elaborate setup
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
I’m always attracted to programs that approach self-parody. And “The Gamekillers” (6 p.m., MTV) fills the bill. This combination advice show and hidden-camera reality spectacle sets out to teach viewers the secrets to remaining on their “game” and not getting intimidated or distracted in the pursuit of a romantic connection.
Horoscopes
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
This year, your creativity teams up with your strong intellect, pointing you in a new and appropriate direction. At times, you might feel confused or upset. Let it go and know that, with time, you will get clarity. If you are single, by this time next year you could be with someone quite special and dynamic.
Democracy scholar released from prison
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iran has released an Iranian-American democracy scholar who spent four months in prison - the third time in recent weeks Tehran has set free dual citizens it accuses of trying to stir up a revolution.Kian Tajbakhsh, an urban planning consultant with the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute, was released late Wednesday, Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, reported Thursday.
People in the news
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Snoop Dogg sentenced to service, probation¢ Richards, Sheen continue to battle¢ Griffin scolded for irreverent remarks
$1M bond reduced
Daughter still in jail in case related to U.S. 59 deaths
September 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
An Osage County magistrate on Thursday ordered a significant bond reduction for a woman accused of helping her mother in a police pursuit following a fatal hit-and-run last week in Douglas County.
City golfers pleased after LHS tourney
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Overland Park Aquinas dominated the field Thursday during the Lawrence Invitational at Alvamar Public Golf Course, but Lawrence High and Free State’s girls golfers were pleased with their play. Aquinas’ Gianna Misenhelter won the event after posting a 75.
Jayhawks not stressing about receivers’ drops
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football team plans to solve the noticeable pass-dropping hiccup last week in an innovative way - by doing nothing. That’s the strategy to overcome an uncharacteristic case of bad hands in last week’s 45-13 victory over Toledo.
KU stays motivated
Jayhawks so far avoiding major upsets
September 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Motivation has not been a problem for Kansas University’s football team this nonconference season. Heavy favorites against Central Michigan, Southeastern Louisiana and Toledo, the Jayhawks have suffered no Michigan-style upset defeats … or even close calls.