Archive for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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Blog entries
On the street
Do you regularly wash your hands after using the restroom?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 549

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Second-graders at Prairie Park school wash their hands before lunch Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. From left are Jayden Douglas, Blair Whaley and Matthew Pitts. KU prof touts hand washing to prevent infectious diseases
September 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Jack Brown saw it. The problem is, you didn’t. Brown, a professor of molecular biosciences at Kansas University, was in line at a Lawrence bank the other day. The man in front of him picked up one of the pens on the counter for public use. Then, for some reason, he put it in his mouth, twirled it around a bit, and then put it back down. “Well, I didn’t want to use that one,” Brown said with a laugh.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about Ken Burns' World War II documentary with Bill Mayer
September 25, 2007
In Tuesday's Journal-World, longtime editor and columnist Bill Mayer - a World War II veteran - reviews the new Ken Burns documentary about that war. He'll take questions Tuesday afternoon.
4:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy leads his team onto the field against Texas Tech in Stillwater, Okla. OSU beat the Red Raiders Saturday, but Gundy spent his postgame news conference delivering a rant against newspaper columnist Jenni Carlson. Woodling: KU grad target of tirade
September 25, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Ten years ago, Jenni Carlson was among an elite group of 11 Kansas University graduates who earned a chancellor’s award. Who knew that a decade later the same Jenni Carlson would be treated with unconscionable rudeness and brazen disrespect by the football coach of a Big 12 Conference school?
10:00 p.m.
Traffic on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence on Tuesday passes a home on a trailer ready to be relocated when the new Highway 59 is constructed just to the east of the current Highway 59. funding could be in jeopardy because of dwindling federal highway funds, officials say. Federal shortfall threatens U.S. 59
September 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A federal funding shortfall could jeopardize reconstruction of U.S. Highway 59 from Lawrence to Ottawa, and numerous other projects across Kansas, officials said Tuesday. State and federal officials sounded the alarm about a projected $4.3 billion shortfall in the federal highway fund that if not addressed could result in a cut of $130 million to $150 million to Kansas for road projects.

All stories

Depleted Padres stumble
Brewers win big, sit three games behind Cubs in NL Central
September 25, 2007 in print edition on B4
Missing two injured outfielders, the San Diego Padres lost their fourth straight game Monday night - and sole possession of the wild-card lead.
Home no help for Saints
Young, Titans upend Bush, New Orleans
September 25, 2007 in print edition on B7
When Vince Young needed tickets, guess who he called? Reggie Bush, of all people. Then, he went out and beat Bush again.
Lawrence Datebook
September 25, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Yankees gain in loss
Tigers’ defeat puts N.Y. on brink
September 25, 2007 in print edition on B4
Rookie Jesse Litsch allowed five hits over 72â3 innings to lead Toronto in the Yankees’ final home game.