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6:00 a.m.

Ben Knight, of Lawrence, goes online with his laptop. Knight is a high school senior living in Lawrence but taking online classes at iQ Academy Kansas, a virtual school in the Manhattan-Ogden school district. At left is Knight's mother, Cathy. About 2,000 Kansas students are enrolled in virtual schools. Competition increasing in online education options
September 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
On the surface, Lawrence resident Ben Knight, 17, is like any other high school senior. He has spent first through 11th grades in public schools, and last year he finished his junior year at Free State High School. But instead of returning for his senior year this fall, Knight is technically enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, in its virtual school, iQ Academy Kansas.
10:00 a.m.
Jake Esselstyn, a Kansas University graduate student in mammalogy, discovered and named a new fruit bat in the Philippines. Esselstyn, who named the bat the "flying fox," is the first person in decades to discover a new species of bat. KU student in demand after furry find
September 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Jake Esselstyn’s phone rings a lot these days, thanks to a new species of bat he discovered in the Philippines.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Manhattan city leader to discuss how the community is revitalizing its downtown
September 24, 2007
Things are happening in Manhattan. Consider: *Construction is under way in Manhattan on a $190 million public-private partnership to build retail, residences and a destination-driver Flinthills Discovery Center on the southern and northern edges of downtown. *Manhattan, voters will go to the polls in November to determine whether to pass a new quarter-percent sales tax to fund an indoor swimming pool, improvements to the city's zoo and other recreation-oriented projects. * City voters in 2002 approved a half-percent sales tax devoted to road repair and economic development funding. In Lawrence, city commissioners have discussed for more than a year - but taken no action yet - on a sales tax proposal that would be geared toward streets and economic development. Discuss with Jason Hilgers, Manhattan assistant city manager, what ideas Lawrence leaders might want to consider.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib pulls in an interception with a smile. He returned the ball 100 yards for a touchdown against Florida International, and 6News sports director Kevin Romary deemed it the play of the game in the Jayhawks' 55-3 rout of the Golden Panthers on Sept. 22, 2007. Talib’s INT return one for the ‘books
September 24, 2007
Read what Talib’s teammates thought about the play, and watch it over and over with the 6Sports call from Kevin Romary and Chip Budde.
10:00 p.m.

Jean Schumaker, a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates, left, and Sammie Conder, supervisor of volunteers for CASA, walk from CASA offices to the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. Conder has continued to work after retirement with CASA for money and to remain busy and make a difference in the community. Schumaker has also recently retired and has worked at CASA for one year. City ranked among 10 ‘Best Places to Retire’
September 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
San Francisco boasts its Golden Gate Bridge. Venice, Fla., lives off the Gulf of Mexico. Prescott, Ariz., is sheltered by 1.25 million acres of national forest. And Lawrence? Listen up and play ball. “Music and basketballs fill the air in ‘Jayhawk Country,’” U.S. News & World Report says in its online assessment of communities rated as retirement locales. And they’re good things.

All stories

6Sports video: ‘Fine’ time to break loose for KU football TE
September 24, 2007
Jayhawk TE Derek Fine caught 9 passes for 90 yards and 1 TD in Kansas’ 55-3 win over Florida International.
6News video: Greensburg devastation captures attention of Hollywood star
September 24, 2007
The story of a Kansas town devastated by a tornado has captured the attention of actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
6News video: Health officials nationwide describe this year’s flu supply as ‘plentiful’
September 24, 2007
Locally, the health department has already received it’s first shipment of 6,600 flu vaccinations.
6Sports video: Jayhawk volleyball team improves to 2-2 in conference play
September 24, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk volleyball team picked a perfect time to turn things around by improving to 2-2 in conference play over the weekend.
6News video: Kidcast for September 24, 2007
September 24, 2007
A bit of weather history, brought to you by a local youth.
6News video: More commercial development could end up on South Iowa Street
September 24, 2007
City and county planners try to determine how South Lawrence will look years down the road.
6News video: Lawrence man found guilty of bomb threat
September 24, 2007
A guilty verdict is handed down today against a Lawrence man who threatened to blow up a school building earlier this year.
6News video: Eudora voters view problems with the district’s facilities firsthand
September 24, 2007
On a bus tour of schools, members of the public could ask questions and learn about the need for an upcoming 45 million dollar bond issue going before voters this November.
6News video: The future of an improved Highway 59 could be up in the air
September 24, 2007
State officials are warning that a potential shortfall in federal highway funds could jeopardize several projects in Kansas - including a 240 million dollar project to reconstruct Highway 59.
6News video: Douglas County joins city in challenge of census
September 24, 2007
Douglas County joins the city of Lawrence in challenging the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates.
6News video: Lawrence named one of the best places to retire in America
September 24, 2007
Editors who work at a national magazine say that American retirees would be hard-pressed to find a better place than Lawrence to spend their retirement years.
6Sports video: Haskell volleyball squad falls to Bobcats
September 24, 2007
The Haskell Fightin’ Indians volleyball team was unable to defeat the Ozarks Bobcats, losing all three matches.
6Sports video: Firebirds barely win city tennis showdown over LHS
September 24, 2007
In a tight battle, the Free State Firebirds narrowly got the win over Lawrence High in the city tennis showdown on Monday.
6Sports video: B-Mac bounces back for KU
September 24, 2007
After two uncharacteristic fumbles in Florida International territory for Brandon McAnderson, the senior Jayhawk RB bounced back to his usual form to help trounce FIU 55-3 last Saturday.
City ranked among 10 ‘Best Places to Retire’
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
San Francisco boasts its Golden Gate Bridge. Venice, Fla., lives off the Gulf of Mexico. Prescott, Ariz., is sheltered by 1.25 million acres of national forest. And Lawrence? Listen up and play ball. “Music and basketballs fill the air in ‘Jayhawk Country,’” U.S. News & World Report says in its online assessment of communities rated as retirement locales. And they’re good things.
Jury finds local man guilty in school threats
September 24, 2007
A federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., Monday found a Lawrence man guilty on two counts of threatening to blow up a school building.
6News Now: Development of South Iowa under discussion
September 24, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city and county planners try to determine how south Lawrence will look years down the road, and national recognition for the city as a retirement destination.
Talib’s INT return one for the ‘books
September 24, 2007
Read what Talib’s teammates thought about the play, and watch it over and over with the 6Sports call from Kevin Romary and Chip Budde.
KU vs. K-State set for 11 a.m. on FSN
September 24, 2007
The Oct. 6 Big 12 Conference opener between Kansas University and Kansas State will kick off at 11 a.m. and be televised on Fox Sports Net (Sunflower Broadband Channel 36).
FBI: Violent crime on rise in Lawrence, Douglas County
September 24, 2007
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday released statistics that show violent crime in Lawrence and Douglas County nearly doubled between 2005 and 2006.
County approves study of finances
September 24, 2007
County commissioners on Monday agreed to negotiate a contract - which could be worth more than $53,000 - with the Government Finance Officers Assn. to study county finances
Seniors demand doughnuts
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A7
It was just another morning at the senior center: Women were sewing, men were playing pool - and seven demonstrators, average age 76, were picketing outside, demanding doughnuts. They wore sandwich boards proclaiming, “Give Us Our Just Desserts” and “They’re Carbs, Not Contraband.”
Hurricanes blank Cougars
September 24, 2007
The fourth-grade Hurricanes made quick work of the Cougars on Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. The ‘Canes jumped out on top with a three rushing touchdowns in the first half and defeated the Cougars, 22-0.
Candidates poised to launch attack ads
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A12
As summer turns to fall, the presidential race is heating up: Candidates are slinging elbows in debates, flaying each other in speeches and siccing media people on their party rivals. The question is which candidate takes the next step - airing the first negative advertisement of the 2008 campaign.
KU student in demand after furry find
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Jake Esselstyn’s phone rings a lot these days, thanks to a new species of bat he discovered in the Philippines.
Cozy cosmopolitan shop offers up traditional teas, coffees
September 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Z’s Divine Espresso Downtown is not a place to snooze. The coffee shop at 10 E. Ninth St. buzzes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Barista Kate Tucker, a photo-media and French major at Kansas University, loves working here.
Two staffers attend screening training
Tiny-k Early Intervention
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
Ashley Baehr and Megan Rierson, early interventionists with the tiny-k Early Intervention program, Lawrence, recently completed training and became certified to perform vision screenings on infants, toddlers and preschoolers, ages birth to 5 years old.
Volunteers needed for events
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
How to help
Common sense
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor:The city should stop trying to protect downtown. If you have a product people want at a price they can afford and feel safe shopping there, they will come.
Basic skills
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor:Alan Welles’ Sept. 9 response to my comments placing blame, in part, on our educational system regarding the “sub prime crisis” is erroneous to the extent that he said I blamed this on the “lack of resources” in our public education system. This is a misquote as I blamed it on the “sorry status” of the system.
KU doubles team falls in championship
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath placed second in doubles Sunday at the Leary Tournament.
Indians, Angels clinch divisions
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Cleveland Indians finally tasted something sweeter than all those postgame pies. Expensive champagne - cases and cases of bubbly - soaked the home clubhouse at Jacobs Field for the first time since 2001 as the Indians, overlooked as a contender in baseball’s toughest division, clinched the AL Central with a victory over Oakland.
Erickson has ASU back in Top 25
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
No matter where Dennis Erickson goes, his teams usually end up in the Top 25. Four games into his first season as Arizona State coach, Erickson has the Sun Devils unbeaten and in the Associated Press poll for the first time this season at No. 23. Arizona State is the fourth school Erickson has guided into the rankings, along with Washington State, Miami and Oregon State.
Houston’s Killings suffers neck injury
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Houston Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings left the field on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital Sunday after a headfirst collision with Indianapolis Colts receiver Roy Hall. The Texans said Killings suffered a neck injury but had feeling in his extremities.
Actor fears response to rape scene
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
A 12-year-old Afghan boy starring in the upcoming film “The Kite Runner” fears he and his family could be ostracized or even attacked because of a rape scene that he says he reluctantly acted in - a sequence the family wants cut.
Uncle Ike
Fictional ‘First Wave’ weaves its story with that of one of Kansas’ most beloved figures
September 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dwight D. Eisenhower is best known as Gen. Eisenhower, leader of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, or as President Eisenhower, leader of the free world at the height of the Cold War.
Husker faithful unhappy
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
The so-called “greatest fans in college football” aren’t happy, and Nebraska’s coaches and players are hearing about it. A chorus of boos poured out of the Memorial Stadium stands Saturday as the Cornhuskers’ foundering defense tried to keep up with Ball State. The Huskers won 41-40, but the victory didn’t satisfy the fans, many of whom directed their ire at defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove.
Lawrence Datebook
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Keegan: Hadl high on Talib, Jayhawks
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
All-purpose football players, most notably Aqib Talib and now Kerry Meier, have made this Kansas University football team more compelling than usual, and an all-time great Kansas all-purpose player has been there to watch every play. Well, almost every play.
Leaders to convene at unprecedented U.N. climate summit
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and the leaders of some 80 nations converge on the U.N. today for a summit on the warming Earth and what to do about it. The unprecedented meeting comes just days after U.S. scientists reported that melting temperatures this summer shrank the Arctic Ocean’s ice cap to a record-low size.
On 50th anniversary, integration problems linger
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Fifty years after federal troops escorted Terrence Roberts and eight fellow black students into an all-white high school, he says the struggles over race and segregation still are unresolved.
Chuck,’ ‘Big Bang,’ ‘Journeyman’ debut
September 24, 2007
It’s the year of the big-box comedy. For those keeping score, two of the new season’s more promising series, “Chuck” (7 p.m., NBC) and tomorrow night’s “Reaper,” involve everyday dudes making barely minimum wage at an enormous mall store who find their lives transformed by fantastic events beyond their control.
Mime Marcel Marceau dies
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
Marcel Marceau, the master of mime who transformed silence into poetry with lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions that spoke to generations of young and old, has died. He was 84.
Horoscopes
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
For Monday, Sept. 24
Mother coping with rare brain disorder
Medical expenses complicate already difficult situation
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
If you saw Donna Conrad a couple of years ago, you may not have ever known a genetic disorder in her brain was slowly killing her.
As flu season approaches, shot supply looks plentiful
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Ahhh, autumn. Colorful leaves, cooler weather, football and dreaded flu shots.
Buddhist nuns join growing movement for democracy
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Buddhist nuns and monks gathered at a golden hilltop pagoda to lead 20,000 people in Myanmar’s biggest anti-government protest in two decades. Plainclothes police trailed behind without intervening.
U12 Lightning Kickers outlast Scallywags
September 24, 2007
The U12 Lightning Kickers edged out the Scallywags, 2-1, on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
KU blanked again
Jayhawks suffer sixth shutout, 1-0
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
It was the same old story for Kansas University’s soccer squad in its final nonconference home game. For the sixth time this season, the Jayhawks were held scoreless in a 1-0 loss to 19th-ranked California on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Chiefs air it out
K.C. wins despite run woes
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
The way Minnesota kept stuffing Larry Johnson, it seemed as though spies had sold copies of Kansas City’s game plan to the Vikings. So just in time, the Chiefs abandoned their running game, took to the air and barely avoided their second 0-3 start in 27 years.
Despite scary global warming forecasts, climate scientists are strangely optimistic
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
Climate scientist Michael Mann runs down the list of bad global warming news: The world is spewing greenhouse gases at a faster rate. Summer Arctic sea ice is at record lows. The ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica are melting quicker than expected.
Include personal touch in application
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
The job search process is excruciating. It seems like the recruiting process is not geared toward fitting the best employees to the right jobs, but geared so that human-resources people can reduce skilled, industrious people to mere keystrokes on a tidy little template.
Education competition
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
Kansas State University is all about cooperation in Johnson County, but maybe not in Salina. We love our sister university in Manhattan, but officials of Kansas State University seem to be talking out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to higher education competition in the state.
Sports memorabilia among auction items to benefit shelter
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Imagine owning a 1920s-era framed photograph of legendary Kansas University basketball coach Phog Allen, with his signature on the back.
Women flee East Germany for West, leaving men behind
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A6
Silke Gawenda’s hometown has its charms - ramparts and timbered houses from the Middle Ages, and quiet streets lined with linden trees.
Truckers face parking woes
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B12
Truckers who are required by law to take rest breaks say they often have a hard time finding public places to pull over.
Zombies rule box office as latest ‘Resident Evil’ debuts
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
The undead of “Resident Evil” still have plenty of life in them.
Emmy-winning sound man dies
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Joel Fein, an Emmy-award winning sound man who worked in television and movies, died Saturday in Wichita at the age of 63.
Florida Democrats reaffirm primary
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Florida Democratic Party is sticking to its primary date - and printed bumper stickers to prove it.
You are what you date
September 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
With time, even the most health-conscious women will mimic the eating habits of their pizza-loving partners. For that reason, the October issue of Women’s Health is offering readers tips on guy-proofing their diets
Gingrich says he’ll run if supporters raise $30M
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
In the latest sign of how unsettled the Republican presidential race is, Newt Gingrich says he’ll run if supporters come up with $30 million in three weeks. “I don’t see as a citizen how you could turn that down,” Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”
State art workshops to foster business skills
September 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
Creativity and skill aren’t the only talents artists need to be a profitable success in the arts community. Artists also need business sense when marketing their work to Kansas audiences.
Iraqi leader decries killings
Al-Maliki: Alleged violence by guards threatens sovereignty
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki walked a fine line Sunday: confronting his American backers over what he sees as violations of Iraq’s sovereignty while stressing that his relations are rock solid with the country on whose support he still relies.
United Auto Workers threaten strike
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
United Auto Workers set a deadline of this morning to strike General Motors Corp. if a new contract isn’t reached, even as the two sides continued bargaining late Sunday night, according to a local union Web site.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
Sept. 24, 1982: The bad memories of 444 days as a hostage in Iran were beginning to fade for Rocky Sickmann, who was visiting in Lawrence with his wife, Jill. Sickmann, a former Marine who served as a security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, had been released in January 1981 and currently was promoting his book, “Hostage,” based on a diary he had kept while in captivity. He was a native of Krakow, Mo.
KU to receive funds for McNair Scholars
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas University will receive $271,300 in McNair Scholar Program funds, which will go toward students preparing for graduate school.
KU class’ house earns EPA honor
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
A house designed and built by students in a Kansas University architecture class received honorable mention in the Environmental Protection Agency’s inaugural Lifecycle Building Challenge.
Concern with looks, fading taboos fuel recent rise of ‘manscaping’
September 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Metrosexuals, move over. Burly, macho men are barging in on your territory.
Cubs fans name their son Wrigley Fields
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
His parents say he can go by his middle name when he’s old enough to decide. For now, the newborn will be known by his first name: Wrigley. And his last name: Fields.
Women’s Health Fair scheduled for Oct. 6
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
Health Care Access Clinic, Breast Cancer Awareness Group and Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Breast Center will conduct a Women’s Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the clinic, 1920 Moodie Road.
Pump Patrol seeks fuel deals
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
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.
Tigers top K.C., lose title hope
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
The television was tuned to another channel in the Tigers clubhouse when Detroit’s division-title hopes disappeared. Moments after their 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, the Tigers were eliminated from the AL Central race when Cleveland beat Oakland. But Jim Leyland’s office TV was off, and the players were watching the Lions-Eagles game.
Poll: Independent voters lean toward Democrats
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A12
Michael Brooks is exactly the kind of voter the Republican Party can ill afford to lose. But in a foreboding omen for 2008, it may have already done just that.
Defenses struggle around Big 12
Texas Tech, ISU, Texas A&M, Nebraska surrender big points Saturday
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
Get meaner and nastier. That was the message Texas Tech coach Mike Leach had for his defense after the Red Raiders’ 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. “The defense can’t sit there and pout,” Leach said. “They need work on having a burning desire to be tougher than the guy across from them.”
A-Rod headed to Windy City?
Agent disputes magazine report about Yankees’ third baseman
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Agent Scott Boras says he hasn’t had talks with any of the possible bidders for the Chicago Cubs about Alex Rodriguez, denying a report on New York Magazine’s Web site. Rodriguez can opt out of the final three years of his contract with the New York Yankees, which calls for him to receive $27 million in each of the next three seasons.
Stumbling Saints face tough test vs. Titans
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
Saints linebacker Scott Fujita lives in New Orleans’ warehouse district, where he routinely gets out in public to walk his dogs or dine in a sushi restaurant that named its Mount Fujita roll after him.
Commentary: Oklahoma St. coach takes aim at columnist
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy didn’t have time to talk about his team’s 49-45 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. Instead, he chose to use his postgame interview session with the media to go ballistic on Jenni Carlson, a columnist for the Daily Oklahoman.
NFL contest passes through Lawrence
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B7
It was a taste of the pros this weekend as the First United Methodist Church and Lawrence Youth Football held the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition Saturday on the sports field of the church’s west campus.
Man becomes 12th tornado victim
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Liberal man who was hurt in the May 4 tornado that destroyed Greensburg has died of injuries he suffered that night, making him the 12th victim of the storm.
Paper admits MoveOn ad violated policies
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
After two weeks of denials, the New York Times acknowledged that it should not have given a discount to MoveOn.org for a full-page advertisement assailing Gen. David H. Petraeus.
U10 Lightning Kickers edge Jaguars
September 24, 2007
Kelty Bragg of the U10 Lightning Kickers scored a pair of second-half goals to beat the Jaguars, 2-1, on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
On the record
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:
TD return surpassed 100 yards
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib was credited with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown Saturday against Florida International, but that seemed to sell the play a little bit short. Talib obviously was two or three yards in the end zone when he picked off the Wayne Younger pass, meaning he really returned it about 103 yards in the Jayhawks’ 55-3 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Photo shows Castro standing, heavier
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Cuba published a photo Sunday of a standing, smiling Fidel Castro looking heavier but still gaunt as he met with Angola’s president, the first head of state to see the ailing 81-year-old since June.
Favre ties Marino’s TD record
Green Bay QB’s 3 touchdowns lead Pack past Chargers
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
Brett Favre’s 420th career touchdown pass meant more than just drawing even with Dan Marino. The 57-yard completion to Greg Jennings, with just over two minutes remaining, tied Marino’s all-time NFL record for career TD passes and rallied the Packers past the San Diego Chargers for a 31-24 victory Sunday.
2 Italians in military believed kidnapped
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two Italian military personnel were believed to have been kidnapped in western Afghanistan, and police Sunday said they were searching for the pair and their two Afghan staff.
Money tip
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
You can minimize your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft by following these simple rules
Man U. handles Blue Bombers
September 24, 2007
Man U. scored four first half goals to help put away the Blue Bombers, 7-3, in Kaw Valley Soccer action Saturday at YSI.
Rice hopes key states will attend peace conference
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday that key Arab nations, including Syria, would be invited to President Bush’s planned Mideast peace conference this fall and expressed hope they would attend.
U.S. getting late start manning Iraq’s porous border with Iran
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
The U.S. colonel had a simple question. “Where are the signs you were supposed to get?” he asked the Iraqi border guard as they stood on a remote desert road believed to be a smuggling route from Iran.
City Commission agenda
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider a special-use permit for a proposed boathouse at Burcham Park. The boathouse would be built and used by the Kansas University Rowing team.
L.J. silenced, silent after victory
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Larry Johnson finally broke 100 yards. For the season. The Kansas City Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back has compiled just 140 yards in the first three games this season, including 42 on 24 carries in Sunday’s 13-10 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. “It’s a tough day if Larry isn’t getting 100 yards,” tackle Damion McIntosh said. “I take that personal.”
Old Home town - 100 years ago
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 24, 1907: “The fire department made two runs yesterday afternoon, one to a roof fire at the H.V. Stunz residence at 1716 Louisiana and the other to 1230 Mississippi after weeds in a yard had caught fire.”
Prisoner release tops Israeli Cabinet agenda
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Israeli Cabinet voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to release 90 Palestinian prisoners in an effort to shore up the moderate Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in his power struggle with Islamic Hamas militants.
Milk and mortgages
Kroger expanding personal finance offerings
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B11
Weekend grocery shopping list: ¢ Milk, on sale at four half-gallons for $5. ¢ Cookies, two packages-for-one at $3.99. ¢ New $200,000 fixed-rate mortgage, 30 years at 6.2 percent.
Moderate wins ruling party vote
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A10
Veteran moderate Yasuo Fukuda easily won election as Japan’s ruling party president Sunday, pledging to keep a pro-U.S. foreign policy and improve ties with Asia after he almost certainly becomes prime minister later this week.
Insurance urged for ‘sinking’ buildings
Lawmakers to discuss problems created by abandoned mines
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
The legacy of mining in Kansas has produced the potential hazard for some buildings collapsing into the abandoned mines.
Cubs increase N.L. Central lead
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
Carlos Zambrano got his career-best 17th win by pitching six sharp innings before leaving due to cramps, and surging Chicago expanded its NL Central lead to 31â2 games.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
Sept. 24, 1967: Liz Harris, Kansas University junior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris of Lawrence, was named KU’s representative in the prestigious American Royal queen contest for 1967 Her father was the Lawrence postmaster.
Dysfunctional signals cause traffic problems
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Traffic signal problems at the intersection of Iowa Street and Bob Billings Parkway were causing havoc with traffic Sunday. “It’s a zoo out there,” John Hoopes, of Lawrence, said when he called the Journal-World about the traffic mess. He said the lights were blinking red when he drove through.
Boot Camp cause for alarm
Kansas men’s basketball players begin early-morning drills today
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Rule No. 1: Never be late for a session of Kansas University basketball Boot Camp. “Me and Moulaye (Niang) missed one time because the lights went out at the (Jayhawker) Towers and our alarms didn’t go off,” KU junior Brandon Rush recalled. “Coach was mad, really mad. He didn’t believe us at all. We all had to run extra at the end. He said in the future to set a different clock.”
Iraq places new demands on Marines
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A11
Here at “the crossroads of the Marine Corps,” some officers are uneasily pondering a paradox: No service was better prepared than the Marines for the challenges of post-invasion Iraq, yet no service has found its mission there more unsettling to its sense of itself.