Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2007

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Pet Post: Fall 2007 KU vs. FIU LHS vs. Olathe North KU Soccer vs. Illinois Free State vs. Olathe North
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4:47 a.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.
12:00 p.m.

Kansas University graduates Christopher Veit and Jessica Virtue, former Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots, will be getting married in October. They were photographed earlier this month in front of the John Brown Jayhawk, one of the Jayhawks On Parade by sculptor Jim Brothers. Big Jay and Baby Jay tying the knot
September 22, 2007
Big Jay and Baby Jay are about to get married. No, this is not a marketing promotion from the Kansas University athletic department.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing warms up prior to the start of Saturday's game against Florida International at Memorial Stadium. KU-FIU updates
September 22, 2007
For the fifth time in three years, Kansas University busted out its alternate red uniforms for tonight’s non-conference finale against lowly Florida International. As if KU didn’t need anything else in its corner, as the Panthers enter Memorial Stadium with a 15-game losing streak - the longest such run in the FBS ranks. On top of it, KU enters the contest 3-0, averaging 53 points per contest, and the Jayhawks have never lost in their red duds. Since their 2005 unveiling, KU is 4-0 when donning crimson tops.
10:00 p.m.
Manhattan is doing what Lawrence is talking about when it comes to development. The town of about 50,000 residents and home to Kansas University's in-state rival Kansas State University has a number of economic development initiatives under way. Of particular interest to Lawrence is the $190 million development that is downtown and near the mall, in photo at center right. Best Buy is among several retailers that have moved into the new retail area.
Growing Manhattan attracts Lawrence economic leaders’ attention
September 22, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The conversation sounds familiar. A university community on the Kaw looks to expand its downtown. It seeks to add new recreation complexes through a sales tax. And community leaders tout the need for new funding to boost economic development.

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6Sports video: Eudora brings down Prairie View
September 22, 2007
The Cardinals battle back late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Buffaloes 34-20.
Growing Manhattan attracts Lawrence economic leaders’ attention
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
The conversation sounds familiar. A university community on the Kaw looks to expand its downtown. It seeks to add new recreation complexes through a sales tax. And community leaders tout the need for new funding to boost economic development.
Scoring Summary: KU-FIU
September 22, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
KU-FIU updates
September 22, 2007
For the fifth time in three years, Kansas University busted out its alternate red uniforms for tonight’s non-conference finale against lowly Florida International. As if KU didn’t need anything else in its corner, as the Panthers enter Memorial Stadium with a 15-game losing streak - the longest such run in the FBS ranks. On top of it, KU enters the contest 3-0, averaging 53 points per contest, and the Jayhawks have never lost in their red duds. Since their 2005 unveiling, KU is 4-0 when donning crimson tops.
Pink Floyd tribute band offers epic experience
September 22, 2007
The six-member, San Diego-based Pink Floyd Experience rocked the Lied Center Friday night. The crowd, many of whom seemed to appreciate Floyd as much as the members of the cover band do, treated the Experience with enough enthusiasm that you might have thought it was the real thing.
Castro looks healthier in first official video in three months
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Fidel Castro looked alert and healthier during an hourlong interview taped and aired on Cuban television Friday, responding to rumors of his death with a defiant “here I am.”
Los Angeles to pay firefighter $1.5 million in hazing case
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
On the eve of a lawsuit that could have revealed embarrassing details about hazing within Los Angeles Fire Department, the City Council voted Friday to pay nearly $1.5 million to a black firefighter who was fed dog food by his colleagues.
1 million baby cribs recalled after three children die
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs have been recalled after three children became entrapped and suffocated.
U.S. Senate approves $1 billion to fight gangs
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Senate on Friday agreed to devote $1 billion over the next five years to combat street gangs and protect witnesses of gang violence.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 22, 1967: “Many students had been complaining that the “open door” policy that had been in vogue on the Kansas University campus many years was no longer as effective as they preferred in trying to talk to top teachers.”
On the record
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Law enforcement report
Faith Forum: What Bible is right for me?
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
When selecting an appropriate Bible, one must consider what author and scholar Timothy Paul Jones said: “The Bible is inerrant in its inspiration, sufficient in its preservation, but it is dependent in its translation.”
Nunn closing in on NU records
Huskers’ receiver has catches in 36 of 40 games
September 22, 2007
Terrence Nunn already is one of the most dependable receivers in Nebraska football history. Now he’s making a run at the records of one of the program’s most revered figures.
Going long
Deep ball electrifying Jayhawks’ offense
September 22, 2007
Something zapped Aqib Talib. It was a beautiful play, that 58-yard touchdown catch against Toledo last week. Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing scrambled right, threw it just as he was getting tackled, and Talib was 30 yards downfield ready to catch and turn for a big gain.
Meier settling into new role
Former starting QB lends stability as a backup
September 22, 2007
Kerry Meier expected his sophomore season to be a strikingly new experience to him. It is to everyone else.
Charge doesn’t fit polygamist’s trespasses
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
I’m glad I didn’t fall for the latest Internet hoax. MarryOurDaughter.com? Hello? Did the millions who clicked onto this site actually think there were parents out there putting a bridal price on the head of their 15-year-old Ashley ($37,500) or 16-year-old Kristin ($49,995)?
Company takes issue with ruling
Alltell disagrees with KCC decision on universal service funds
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
One of the major issues facing rural Kansas has been the need for better telephone and Internet service.
Stay and play
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor:Jerry and I are big Kansas University fans who graduated from Missouri University, have been KU football season-ticket holders for 14 years, own a downtown Lawrence business, and oppose the relocation of the KU-MU game to Arrowhead Stadium.
Bypass is answer
September 22, 2007
To the editor:There is nothing wrong with the center turn lane on 23rd Street between Louisiana and Iowa. A center turn lane is exactly what is needed for a street lined with small businesses. Hard medians frustrate drivers having to negotiate through parking lots and driveways trying to figure out how to get back on the street headed in the right direction.
Group accused of falsely promising immigrants asylum in Canada
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
Miami Scores of undocumented immigrants, particularly Haitians and Mexicans from Florida and other states, have been rushing to the northern U.S. border convinced that Canada will grant them asylum.
Killings of aides suggest worsening power feud
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
The slayings of two associates of Iraq’s top Shiite cleric raised fears Friday of a worsening Shiite power struggle in the country’s oil-rich south, prompting some clerics to go into hiding or abandon their robes and turbans for their own safety.
Judge denies request to release teen
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
A judge on Friday denied a request to release a teenager whose arrest in the beating of a white classmate sparked this week’s civil rights protest in Louisiana.
Around and about
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
Bryan and Kari Lash, McLouth, announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Addison Lash, born Aug. 28, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Lillian weighed 9 pounds and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Curt Jr. and Phyllis Lash, McLouth, and Ike and Darlene Taylor, and Harold and Sue Myers, all of Baldwin City.
Club news
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D5
More than 125 members of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) attended the group’s Fall Fun Day on Sept. 8 at the Church of The Brethren in Topeka. The theme was “Make Your Own Kind of Music.”
Society calendar
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D5
Society events around Lawrence.
Committee offers CEO 3-year contract
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
After nearly a year on the job, the Kansas Bioscience Authority’s top administrator would get a raise and a three-year contract to keep pushing for life-sciences advancement in the state.
Unrecognized Indian tribe indicted in immigration scam
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
An unrecognized American Indian tribe has been indicted in a scheme to sell tribal memberships to immigrants by falsely claiming the documents would make them American citizens, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Friday.
Lawrence Datebook
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events in the area
Pump Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 22, 2007
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Greatest day: college football Saturday
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
I can’t tell you the time or date that the transformation took place. I can only tell you that it has.
Mets outfielder Milledge suspended three games
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge was suspended three games by Major League Baseball on Friday, a day after arguing his ejection during the Mets-Marlins game. Milledge appealed and will continue playing as the Mets try to hold off Philadelphia in the NL East.
Ramirez powers Cubs past Pirates
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
National League roundup
Lebanon mourns latest assassinated figure ahead of presidential election
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
An assassinated anti-Syrian lawmaker was buried Friday, mourned as the latest Lebanese martyr by hundreds of marchers as the parliament prepared to meet next week to elect a new president.
O-North stops FSHS
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Free State High’s football team scored on its first play from scrimmage, then struggled the rest of night in a 29-10 loss to Olathe North on Friday at Haskell Stadium.
Circle of friends
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
When Wooseung Hong moved to Lawrence in January, he didn’t know anybody, and he had never been to the United States.
KU’s Horvath fares well at season-opening tourney
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior Edina Horvath advanced to the quarterfinals of the main doubles draw and to the round of 16 in the main singles bracket Friday at the season-opening Cissie Leary Tournament.
Group seeks health care increase
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Health care advocates on Friday urged lawmakers to help the growing number of Kansans who are struggling with medical debt.
Scientists to tow In third blue whale carcass
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
A dead blue whale found floating in the Santa Barbara Channel is drifting toward the same area where another dead blue whale beached last week, as scientists delve into the deepening mystery of the massive creatures’ deaths off the Southern California coast.
Two students shot at Delaware university; police question two
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University early Friday, prompting administrators mindful of the massacre at Virginia Tech to order a swift shutdown of the campus while police searched for the gunman.
Harvard sees light
Historic stadium wired for tonight’s game
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C10
Originally built in 1903 for that newfangled sport the kids called football, Harvard Stadium takes a belated step forward tonight with the addition of another modern gimmick: electricity.
Detroit rallies, vows to play until the end
Tigers 5, Royals 4
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
The defending AL champions plan to keep competing until somebody tells them to go home.
Offense vanishes in latest loss
No. 25 Illinois upends Jayhawks; No. 19 California looms Sunday
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
A lack of offense continues to plague the Kansas University soccer squad and continues to frustrate coach Mark Francis.
Archbishop says no ultimatum for church split
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The archbishop of Canterbury indicated Friday that the Episcopal Church isn’t on the brink of losing its place in the world Anglican fellowship, despite the uproar over Episcopal support for gay clergy.
Baldwin blanks Ottawa; De Soto tripped
September 22, 2007
After two early fumbles, Baldwin High’s football team regrouped and rolled over Ottawa, 46-0, Friday at Liston Stadium Friday.
Aerial assault dooms Tonganoxie
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C7
Tonganoxie High had no trouble stopping the run.
Boston’s Beckett wins 20th
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C4
American League roundup
Giants to say bye to Bonds
Slugger says he plans to play in 2008
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Barry Bonds is finished in San Francisco. The Giants told Bonds they will not bring him back next season, ending an era in which he became all-time home run champion and a lightning rod for the steroids debate in baseball.
Olathe 0-fer? Oh no …
Sunflower League favorites knock off Lions
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
By most reckoning, Andrew Miller would have been as nervous as a kitten.
Mangino knows Panthers’ pain
Know the foe: Florida International
September 22, 2007
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino considers himself well versed in the task of building a football program.
State farm groups fear worsening labor woes
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
An illegal immigration crackdown blamed for a farm labor shortage has raised fears in Kansas, which draws heavily on immigrant labor in its dairy, cattle and meatpacking industries.
Local folly
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor:The lead editorial in Wednesday’s New York Times and the topic of Wednesday’s University Forum were a perfect fit, and one can only hope that the members of the Planning Commission and the City Commission have, or will, read them.
Feds probe whether firm smuggled weapons
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up in the hands of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, officials said Friday.
St. Luke’s board approves KU affiliation; final terms pending
September 22, 2007
The St. Luke’s Board of Directors Friday approved in principle the proposed affiliation between Kansas University Medical Center and St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Big Jay and Baby Jay tying the knot
September 22, 2007
Big Jay and Baby Jay are about to get married. No, this is not a marketing promotion from the Kansas University athletic department.
Company denies illegal dumping
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Concerns about illegal dumping of substances into the city’s sewer system appear to be part of a federal investigation of a Lawrence-based fertilizer company.
Horoscopes
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Sept. 22
Sox’s Ramirez unlikely to play this weekend
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez was out of the starting lineup for the 22nd straight game Friday night because of a strained left oblique muscle and is not expected to play in this weekend’s series against Tampa Bay.
K.C. claims first baseman off waivers from Rays
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals claimed first baseman Wes Bankston off outright waivers from Tampa Bay on Friday and moved left-handed pitcher Odalis Perez to the 60-day disabled list.
Celebrating the vote
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to a Lawrence teen who is eager to participate in our democracy.
Inmate’s egg drives judge to rhyming ruling
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
A federal judge was driven to rhyme after receiving a hard-boiled egg in the mail from a prison inmate protesting his diet.
Commander: Iran giving aid to Afghan militants
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
A top American commander on Friday accused Iran of supplying powerful roadside bombs to militants in Afghanistan and said the U.S. would “act decisively” if the cross-border flow continues.
Faith briefs
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D8
Religious events
U.S. must step up refugee efforts
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
When President Bush spoke to the nation about Iraq last week, he predicted that if American troops left soon, “Iraq could face a humanitarian nightmare.”
Seattle reliever Campillo suspended four games
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mariners reliever Jorge Campillo was suspended for four games by Major League Baseball on Friday, a day after he threw at Vladimir Guerrero and was ejected.
KU’s Danforth chapel reopens its doors
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D1
Danforth Chapel is back in business.
Study spotlights genetic link to odor perception
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
A component of body odor can smell sweet like vanilla, foul like urine or like nothing at all depending on what kind of genes a person carries, according to a new study.
Military news
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D3
Alan Bauerly and Lynn Covey graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.
Old windmill a windfall for new museum
Donor offers artifact for ‘freedom light’ beacon base
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
An old windmill hidden among trees on a Douglas County farm may be reborn as the base for a “freedom light” beacon at the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum.
Vatican-approved cleric installed as bishop
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
A cleric well-regarded by the Vatican was installed as bishop of Beijing by China’s state-controlled Catholic Church, a move that officials said should help ease tense relations between the communist nation and the Holy See.
Professors’ research honored
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Three professors from Kansas University and one from Kansas State University have been honored for groundbreaking research with Higuchi/KU Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards.
KU releases graduation report
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Keeping with its policy, Kansas University’s athletic department released its annual graduation report Friday - a couple of weeks before the NCAA will release the rates of all member institutions.
Memorial in honor of Columbine victims opens
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Hundreds of people gathered under blue autumn skies Friday to dedicate an expansive hillside memorial to the Columbine High School massacre victims after more than eight years of money struggles and occasional disputes.
Wildcats put streak on the line
Benedictine visits Baldwin City tonight
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Baker University football team will look to continue its three-game home winning streak tonight against Benedictine.
Regents let KU buy land for driver training
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Board of Regents has authorized Kansas University to purchase 140 acres in Reno County for $374,000 to build an emergency vehicle driver training course.
Fungal disease found in Kansas soybean field
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
Asian soybean rust, a fungus that can wipe out a field of soybeans if uncontrolled, has been found in a field in Kansas for the first time, the Kansas Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Pipe bomb detonates in state senator’s field
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are investigating the detonation of a pipe bomb in a field northeast of Lawrence.
Rucker happy he returned to Mizzou
September 22, 2007
Missouri’s Martin Rucker is playing like a guy who has something to prove.
High-powered Sooners roll
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
With so much talent, No. 4 Oklahoma can take turns scoring touchdowns.
Mattel apologizes to China over toy recalls
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Mattel Inc. tried to save face Friday with Chinese officials, taking the blame for the recent recalls of millions of Chinese-made toys as it strives to mend a strained relationship with the nation that makes most of its toys and fattens its profit.
Man accused of stealing false teeth is charged
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man accused of snatching another man’s false teeth straight from his mouth during a fight has been charged with robbery.
Court: Peru’s ex-leader must be extradited
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori must be extradited to Peru to face trial for corruption and human rights violations, including accusations he ordered the death-squad killings of 25 people, Chile’s Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Keegan: Sagarin addicts unite
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Hi, my name is Tom, and I’m a Sagarin addict. Say hello to the man in my e-mailbox. His name is Steve, and he’s a Sagarin addict.
Good move
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
We probably haven’t heard the last from former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.
Treanor Architects lands work in Qatar
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
Treanor Architects, Lawrence, is teaming up with an engineering firm to design a $175 million student housing project in Qatar.
Troubled Democratic fundraiser Hsu held without bail
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Fallen Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was ordered held without bail Friday, and his attorney accused the FBI of extracting a confession while the convicted swindler was recovering from an apparent suicide attempt.
Aid groups appeal for flood help across Africa
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Aid agencies were appealing for millions of dollars Friday to help more than 1 million Africans affected by deadly floods that have swept across the continent.
More items amplify Audio-Reader sale
Benefit proceeds pay for service to visually impaired
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas Audio-Reader Network hopes to sell thousands of items to music aficionados during its fifth annual “For Your Ears Only” fundraiser today.
Report: Inspections follow deaths of toddlers
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
China has ordered tougher inspections of private preschools and kindergartens after the deaths of three toddlers who were left on school buses for up to seven hours, state media reported on Friday.
Bicycle club to kick off annual tour of cities
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Motorists are asked to share the road this weekend as about 100 bicyclists make their way through seven area cities.
4-H and FCE news
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Family and Community Education Council met Sept. 4 in Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Margaret Fuston, president, gave each council representative their membership forms and unit reports. Judy Wulfkuhle, vice president, reminded representatives that dues and membership forms are due by Oct. 1 and that reports are due Dec. 1.
Spears charged with misdemeanors in crash
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
Britney Spears was charged Friday with misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license after she allegedly smashed her car into another in a parking lot in August, prosecutors said.
School board to ponder raise for superintendent
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence school board members on Monday night will consider giving a 3 percent raise to Superintendent Randy Weseman.
Tropical storm system threat downgraded
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
A tropical depression came ashore in the Florida panhandle Friday, sparing coastal Louisiana and Mississippi in the first serious brush with tropical weather since two hurricanes laid waste to the area in 2005.
Topeka philanthropist dies
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
A funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today for Ruth Garvey Fink, a businesswoman and philanthropist who died at the age of 90.
Vets confirm new foot-and-mouth case
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
A new case of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed in Britain on Friday, the sixth such case in recent weeks, environment officials said.
Cholera outbreak spreads to Iraqi capital
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
An outbreak of cholera has spread from northern Iraq to Baghdad, infecting at least 1,500 people, the World Health Organization announced Friday.
Trinity spanks Veritas
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C7
Veritas Christian School’s football team put up pretty good numbers during its game Friday with Wichita Trinity.
Giuliani uneasy at NRA meeting
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, who as New York mayor backed gun control and sued firearms manufacturers, sought a middle ground Friday with skeptical gun rights activists.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 22, 2007
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 22, 1907: From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 22, 1907: “The largest crowd that ever attended an opening of the University of Kansas, more than 2,000 people, sought admission to Fraser Hall this morning to hear the opening address by C.A. Smart, judge of this judicial district.”
Student charged for fake bomb in airport
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Troopers arrested an MIT student at gunpoint Friday after she walked into Logan International Airport wearing a computer circuit board and wiring on her sweatshirt. Authorities call it a fake bomb; she called it art.
Clooney, friend injured in motorcycle accident
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
George Clooney suffered a broken rib and some scrapes on Friday when the motorcycle he and a friend were riding collided with a car as the actor tried to pass the other vehicle, authorities said.
Ozawkie driver dies in vehicle accident
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
An Ozawkie man was killed in a one-car accident early Thursday in Jefferson County.
Lee Greenwood hopes fans don’t blame him
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
Lee Greenwood, who refused to take the stage for a Denver concert in a dispute over his payment, says he hopes his fans don’t blame him.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame gets a home
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has plenty of big names, from Hank Williams Sr. to Bob Dylan to Dolly Parton.
Vandals damage bust of Christ in public library
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Vandals toppled a 160-year-old marble bust of Christ from a grand staircase landing at the Boston Public Library, leaving a companion sculpture of Lucifer undamaged, a library spokeswoman said.
Alba, Cook raise $260K for charity with movie
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
A charity found its good luck charms in Jessica Alba and Dane Cook, who attended a screening of their new comedy, “Good Luck Chuck,” at a Knoxville theater.
Beltran hurts knee while chasing ball
September 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran left Friday night’s game at Florida in the fifth inning after bruising the patellar tendon in his left knee when he fell on the warning track chasing an extra-base hit. Beltran walked off the field with a slight limp and was replaced by Endy Chavez.
Philbin a loser once again for ‘Relly Awards’
September 22, 2007 in print edition on D7
Regis Philbin can’t get a break.
Correction
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Brian McClendon’s last name was misspelled in Friday’s story “Geographic science leaders stress importance of maps, public policy.” McClendon is a KU graduate and co-founder and director of engineering for Google Earth.
Simons: Lack of vision often leaves city and KU playing catch-up
September 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
What has to be done to get Lawrence, Kansas University and the state of Kansas into positions of leadership rather than caught in a game of catch-up?
Proposed children’s health insurance bill defies president’s veto threat
September 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Defying President Bush’s veto threat, a bipartisan group of lawmakers issued details Friday of a planned expansion of a children’s health insurance program.