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Lions on fire at start, but Hawks respond
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Fired up by homecoming and a passionate pregame speech from its coach, the Lawrence High football team opened Friday’s game against Olathe East with a defensive stand and an impressive drive for a touchdown.
Jayhawks get weekend off
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s basketball players, who successfully completed Week One of Boot Camp conditioning drills, are on furlough until Monday. “Everybody got through it and met their requirements. Next week, we’ll have a couple of days a bit tougher,” KU basketball coach Bill Self said Friday. “I’ll say this : if they could get through Wednesday, which they did, they can get through anything.”
Collecting’s shady side
O.J. brings underbelly to forefront
September 29, 2007
Think of sports memorabilia, and those baseball cards from childhood immediately spring to mind. It’s simple, nostalgic, a way to hold on to a much simpler time. Then O.J. Simpson got involved.
Commentary: Spying can take a team only so far
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Anyone notice that the New England Patriots continue to win big, even though they had the video camera removed? This was the video camera that signaled the end of Western civilization, the one that would tear up the Magna Carta.
Around and about
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
The Class of 1947 at Liberty Memorial High School will celebrate 60 years since graduation with a reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. Members of the school’s other classes from that era are invited to attend from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Some hang rain hopes on cloud seeding; critics wary
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
Water is prized in western Kansas, where aquifers are suffering and farms are miles wide and generations deep; a scant half-inch of rain can mean the difference between a successful season and a failed one.
Bush seeks to change U.S. image as major polluter
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Bush’s call on Friday for a new fund to reduce global warming fell flat with Europeans and environmentalists who say U.N.-mandated cuts in greenhouse gases are what’s needed.
Coffee shop regulars appear in magazine
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gary Marshall and Keith Fellenstein are easy to find. They are regulars each morning at La Prima Tazza on Massachusetts Street. Their favorite seats are on the two benches outside the coffee shop. In fact, they prefer the bench to the right of the front door.
Do you know enough to be a citizen?
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
How many amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution? Who wrote the Federalist Papers? If you didn’t know the answers, you could fail the new version of the U.S. citizenship test, unveiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services office. The test, updated periodically, has come under fire because it’s too hard. And, because it’s too easy.
A.G. says KDHE can reject coal plants
Some GOP lawmakers claim denial of permits would be ‘all politics’
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration has wide latitude to reject a coal-fired electric power project in western Kansas, according to a legal opinion released Friday by Attorney General Paul Morrison.
Studies: Stress from racism may contribute to infant mortality
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
For decades, health experts have tried to determine why black babies are twice as likely to die as white infants. A new series of studies from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute, along with a small but growing number of neonatologists nationwide, suggests that the stressful effects of racism play a role.
On the record
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Massey-Ferguson tractor valued at $10,000 was reported stolen from the 3900 block of Monterrey Place by a 61-year-old Lawrence man. The incident occurred between 3:05 a.m. and 3:16 a.m. Friday.
KU soccer ties Bears
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s soccer team shrugged off a disappointing nonconference season to tie Baylor, 2-2, Friday at Mays Complex in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Faith Forum: What is the most important idea in the Bible about the death penalty?
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D8
The death penalty is a hot-button issue in the U.S. right now. DNA evidence is overturning convictions, and people are questioning lethal injection as a “gentle” method of killing. Some believe the death penalty is the only way to keep someone from committing more crimes, but others say that execution is too big an action to entrust to fallible judges and juries.
Abel sparks Eudora, 48-21
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Matthew Abel returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, and the rout was on. Abel’s TD was one of seven for Eudora High in a 48-21 football rout Friday of Gardner-Edgerton. Abel also had eight carries for 147 yards and two more scores.
Fox, ‘Cops’ mark 20 years on TV
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D7
“Cops” (7 p.m. today, Fox), the granddaddy of all network reality series, celebrates its 20th season with an hour-long anthology of car chases, pixilated perp-walks, inebriated suspects, foot races, body tackles and Tasers.
De Soto rolls over Paola, 33-14
Big second half carries Wildcats over 4A runner-up
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Paola High came to De Soto having lost twice in its first four football games, a team already significantly changed from its run to last year’s Class 4A state championship game. That didn’t change anything for De Soto coach Brad Scott, however.
Rejoicing in the Torah
Jewish holiday hails Scripture through music, dancing
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s not every day that the reading of Scripture is cause for dancing. But that’s exactly the way it is with Simchat Torah, a holiday Jews will celebrate next week. Every week at Friday Shabbat services, members of the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive, read several chapters of Scripture from the Torah.
Faith briefs
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith news around Lawrence.
Gang members charged with racketeering
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Members of a notorious Wichita street gang have been charged in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday.
Lawrence Datebook
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Club news
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D5
University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 22 meeting. Hosts were Donna and Harold Riehm. Blue winners were Tom Waller, first; Walt Hicks, second; Ray Ikenberry, third; Leonard Fleske, fourth; and Florence McNicoll, fifth. Pink winners were Donna Riehm, first; Dorothy “Dottie” Miller, second; Cathy Waller, third; Mary Fleske, fourth; and Jane Golden, fifth.
P.M. blasts proposal to split country
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Iraq’s prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday that a U.S. Senate proposal to split the country into regions according to religious or ethnic divisions would be a “catastrophe.”
25 years later, Tylenol tampering case unsolved
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Helen Jensen can still picture the bottle of Tylenol perched in the medicine cabinet. She feels the receipt she pulled from the wastebasket. She hears the pills she poured onto the kitchen table.
U.S. lead cut to two points
Internationals trail Presidents Cup by two
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Woody Austin made three straight birdies to earn an important halve for the Americans on Friday - though that is hardly what he’ll be remembered for on a day when the International team fought back at the Presidents Cup.
Danforth is back
Danforth Chapel is looking great after undergoing some needed repairs and getting a little additional space.
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
Danforth Chapel is back in business. The chapel on the Kansas University campus was rededicated last weekend and declared by Chancellor Robert Hemenway to be “ready for its next 61 years.”
Verbal attack
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In New York, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger stood on stage at the university to introduce invited guest speaker President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. It was not a proper introduction. What Bollinger delivered was a scathing and humiliating personal attack on President Ahmadinejad.
4-H and FCE news
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Stull Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Nancy Marshall.
Scouting news
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
Frank Ryan Male received his Eagle Scout award in ceremonies July 22 at First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora. He was a member of Troop 64, chartered to the Eudora Lions Club.
Drugs on crashed plane were notorious dealer’s
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
The four tons of cocaine found aboard a U.S.-registered business jet that crashed in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Monday belonged to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, this country’s most notorious drug trafficker, Mexican authorities said Friday.
Abbas says he is committed to peace
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that his government was completely committed to a U.S.-proposed Mideast peace conference and vowed that the “olive branch of peace” would not fall from his hands.
Man arrested for stealing over 1 million screws
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Police have arrested a man for stealing more than 1 million screws from his employers and selling them on the Internet.
U.S. sniper acquitted of murder
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
A military panel on Friday acquitted U.S. Army Spc. Jorge G. Sandoval on charges he killed two unarmed Iraqis, but it convicted him of planting evidence on one of the men in an attempt to cover up the shooting.
Expert: Remains are likely czar’s children
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
There is a “high degree of probability” that bone fragments found recently near the Russian city of Yekaterinburg are those of a daughter and son of the last czar, forensics experts said Friday.
Union: Boycott of Israel would be unlawful
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Britain’s largest union of college teachers said Friday that any boycott of Israeli universities would be illegal and cannot be implemented, following years of debate over whether to impose such a boycott.
Bear rescued from bridge after nearly falling off
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
A 250-pound bear stranded under a bridge near Lake Tahoe was saved by an army of rescuers, a tranquilizer dart and a nylon net bought at an Army surplus store.
Justice Thomas details ‘high-tech lynching’
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Breaking his 16-year public silence on his bitter confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says Anita Hill was a mediocre employee who was used by political opponents to make claims she had been sexually harassed.
Cubs, D’backs reach playoffs
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
With their two biggest investments paying off Friday night, the Chicago Cubs are back in the playoffs. Alfonso Soriano hit another leadoff homer, Carlos Zambrano kept his cool, and the Cubs clinched the NL Central.
Iran gets reprieve from new nuke sanctions
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
In a setback for the United States, Iran won a two-month reprieve from new U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program on Friday. The Bush administration and its European allies ceded to Russian and Chinese demands to give Tehran more time to address international concerns.
Shops indicted amid obscenity allegations
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Attorneys for two of the businesses that a Johnson County grand jury indicted this week on obscenity charges plan to contest the allegations. “We are going to defend this as vigorously as we can,” said Richard Bryant, an attorney for Hollywood at Home.
Track tradition
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am responding to the letter to the editor titled “Stadium seating.” Apparently, the “Missouri” resident is unfamiliar with the history and rich tradition of Memorial Stadium as it relates to Kansas Jayhawk track and field teams.
FDA: Don’t give toddlers cold, cough medicine
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
Very young children simply should not take some commonly used cold and cough medicines, federal health officials say in recommending that the “consult your physician” advice to parents on the labels be dropped.
Police identify body of missing woman
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Authorities said Friday that a badly decomposed body is that of a Chicago woman whose family spent nine days exhaustively searching for her.
Homeowner finds $100K stashed away in attic
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bernard Salcedo was looking for a bad wire in his attic after the power went out when he found $100,000 in cash. Now the money is in a police evidence vault while Salcedo and his home’s former owner arguing over who should get it.
Lorenzo batters Gulf coastline, kills four
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Lorenzo hit Mexico’s central Gulf coast on Friday, flinging roofs and billboards through the air and causing landslides. At least four people died.
Blackwater investigators reportedly threatened by federal official’s aides
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Aides to State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard threatened two investigators with retaliation this week if they cooperate with a congressional probe into Krongard’s office, the chairman of a House of Representatives panel and other U.S. officials said Friday.
Stranger posted bond for ‘Jena Six’ teen
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
When a 17-year-old at the center of a civil rights controversy in a small Louisiana town left jail, he had a stranger to thank. Dr. Stephen Ayers, who lives about 135 miles away, said he felt compelled to help the family of Mychal Bell by posting the teen’s bond and allowing him to go home for the first time in 10 months.
Girl on sex tape found safe, authorities say
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
A young girl who was seen being sexually assaulted in a homemade videotape was found Friday and is safe with relatives and sheriff’s officials, authorities said.
High court rejects legal challenges to election
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf cleared the main hurdle to his bid for another five years in power Friday when Pakistan’s Supreme Court squashed legal challenges to the leader’s increasingly unpopular and bitterly opposed candidacy.
Gunman in custody after shots fired at school
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
A student gunman held a high school drama class hostage Friday, firing shots and holding three of the students for more than an hour before police persuaded him to surrender, authorities said. No one was hurt.
Moratorium may follow court battle
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to give a Texas death row inmate a reprieve shortly after it agreed to consider the legality of lethal injections could mean a hiatus for the nation’s busiest death chamber.
Parks department to sell woodchips
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is selling woodchips next week at the Forestry Division facility, 1420 E. 11th St. The department recycles trees that are cut down throughout the city, and those trees are put through a chipper and used as mulch.
Forum to address senior citizens’ needs
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County legislators will address issues that are important to senior citizens during a forum in November.
Haskell visits Lincoln U.
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
One touchdown in three games tells the tale of Haskell Indian Nations University’s football season so far. The Fightin’ Indians (0-3) will be hoping for offensive improvement when they meet Lincoln University (1-3) at 2 p.m. today in the Missouri state capital.
Former astronaut’s son buys $30M space ticket
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
The son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a $30 million ticket for a seat on a Russian rocket.
Taxpayers spent $28M for judge’s protection
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Protecting former federal judge Michael Mukasey cost taxpayers an estimated $28 million over more than seven years - or $10,000 a day - even as Justice Department agencies argued about how much of a threat he faced.
Franchione sold inside info
A&M coach told to discontinue ‘VIP Connection,’ a for-pay newsletter for Aggie boosters
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Texas A&M athletic director said he didn’t know coach Dennis Franchione was providing inside information on the Aggies in a newsletter to boosters who paid $1,200 per year until two weeks ago.
Mortgage defaults spur shutdown of NetBank
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
NetBank Inc., an online bank with $2.5 billion in assets, was shut down by the government on Friday because of an excessive level of mortgage defaults.
Society calendar
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D3
Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Westside Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. A donation of $5 is suggested.
TBS leaving Braves behind
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
Chip Caray settles into his seat in the TBS booth, preparing to call another Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field. Sounds about right. Only this time, he’s got Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn right next to him. And this is actually a warmup for TBS’ new game.
Gundy: Tirade wasn’t intentional
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Friday he never intended to raise his voice during a postgame tirade at a newspaper columnist that has become an Internet video sensation.
Theologian says Christian churches should be leading the charge for homosexual rights
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D1
Sometimes, Jack Rogers wishes he saw a little more controversy in his presentations on gays and lesbians in Christian churches. “I don’t get hostile people coming out,” Rogers says. “In one sense, that’s sad. We’re so polarized, people who know they will disagree with me don’t come out to hear me.”
U.S. to give $25M to N. Korea for fuel aid
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
The United States on Friday announced it would spend up to $25 million to pay for 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil for North Korea - part of an agreement the communist regime made with the U.S. and other nations pushing it to dismantle its nuclear program.
Red Sox wrap up East crown
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C4
The 12-year wait for the Boston Red Sox is over. At last, they’re the AL East champions.
Kay propels Veritas to 64-14 victory
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C10
Veritas Christian picked up its first football victory of the season in emphatic fashion. Quarterback Michael Kay led the 64-point attack with 249 total yards and four TDs as the Eagles routed Salina St. John’s Military, 64-14, on Friday.
Johnson takes pole
Two Midwesterners also in top 10
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C7
Jimmie Johnson always has started great at Kansas Speedway. Now he needs to finish just as strong. Johnson won the pole for the LifeLock 400 with a time of 30.846 on Friday - his second pole in six races at Kansas. It is also the third time in the last four races that Johnson will start from the pole position.
Ranked Graceland awaits Baker
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
Fresh off a satisfying victory over Benedictine, Baker University’s football team will step right back into the frying pan today.
Mourners remember slain children
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
Tina Porter found herself doing the comforting Friday as tearful mourners recalled her two children whose remains were found earlier this month, more than three years after they disappeared.
S. Florida surprises W. Va.
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C3
No. 18 South Florida is not only basking in the national spotlight, the Bulls are thriving in it.
De Soto residents sad to see town’s only grocery store close
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The phone rang steadily Monday morning at Morses’ Market, and the question on the minds of most callers was, “Are you open?” The short answer Monday was yes, but a more complete answer would follow: “Not for much longer.”
Sunflower Electric seeks new ethanol partner
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. is seeking a replacement partner to build an ethanol plant in southwest Kansas as part of its proposed integrated bioenergy center.
Dorm policy
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It has been brought to my attention that Kansas University is permitting male students to spend weekends with female students in the girl dormitories.
Pump patrol
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at BP Amoco, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Union leaders endorse tentative GM pact
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
Local union leaders on Friday endorsed a tentative agreement between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers that would require GM to pay at least $35 billion for retiree health care and offer an unprecedented number of promises for future work at U.S. plants, according to a summary of the agreement provided by the UAW.
Cooper to return as Astros’ manager
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C5
Cecil Cooper will return as manager of the Houston Astros after receiving a two-year contract Friday that runs through the 2009 season. The 57-year-old was named interim manager when he replaced the fired Phil Garner on Aug. 27.
Nixed magazine article on Clinton raises eyebrows
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two stories, both about politicians named Clinton, collided recently at one of the nation’s most prominent magazines, raising questions about journalistic integrity and hardball political tactics.
Texans get surprise visit from Killings
Five days after fracturing vertebra in neck, DT walks into Houston practice
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C8
Houston Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings surprised his teammates by walking into practice Friday, just five days after fracturing a vertebra in his neck. Killings wore a neck brace and had a black eye from the headfirst collision with Indianapolis receiver Roy Hall on Sunday, but couldn’t keep a huge smile off his face.
Lethal injection, once seen as humane, under more scrutiny
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lethal injection was supposed to be the humane, enlightened way to execute inmates and avoid the pain and the gruesome spectacle of firing squads, the electric chair and the noose.
Dow industrials up 11.5 percent this year
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
Stocks dipped Friday, the last trading day of the third quarter, with Wall Street relieved about solid readings on the economy but cautious ahead of October’s corporate earnings reports.
Veto of children’s health program still promised
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Bush insisted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday that he’s going ahead with his promised veto of a major expansion of a children’s health program despite its overwhelming approval by Congress.
Kid Nation’ a sick manipulation of reality
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
When they write the cultural history of childhood in 21st-century America, I hope they leave room for a few unkind words about “Kid Nation.” CBS’ latest new reality show - that wonderful oxymoron - is about 40 kids from 8 to 15 years old who are dropped into a ghost town in New Mexico with only a production crew to call their own.
Germs get big boost from space orbit
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
Germs sent into orbit on the space shuttle last year came back to Earth three times more virulent, a finding that could have major implications for astronauts on the international space station or on proposed voyages to the moon and Mars.
Home track no big deal for Bowyer
Emporia native returns to Kansas in fifth place in Nextel Cup standings
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas Speedway may be considered Clint Bowyer’s “home track,” but you wouldn’t pick that up from talking to the Emporia native. Bowyer, who currently is fifth in the NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup, is approaching Kansas Speedway this weekend just like any other track.
Woman found missing in car after 8 days severely injured
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman who spent eight days trapped in a wrecked vehicle has severe injuries, but her brain function is normal and she can move her arms and legs, her physician said Friday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
The president of the Louisiana firm chosen to lead a downtown Lawrence redevelopment project said he would be in Lawrence within a week negotiating an agreement with local officials.
Mexico expands opportunities for women to rise in military
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Mexico’s military is tapping a population its recruiters all but overlooked for decades: women. For the first time, Mexico is allowing females to train in elite military schools to become engineers, pilots and other careers that can rise to the rank of general.
Retracing trail resurrects history
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
You know about the horses. You know about the wagons. What you may not know is that many settlers crossed the Oregon Trail in the 1800s on their feet. But Karen and Dave Vixie know it all too well. Last week, they joined a wagon train that followed the Kansas portion of the trail, both of them walking stretches that covered 13 or more miles a day. The trail goes through Lawrence.
Mayor to help promote cancer awareness
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mayor Sue Hack will be among those working to promote breast cancer awareness at an upcoming health fair.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 29, 1907: “State officials seem interested in setting up a rock road that goes from there through Lawrence to Leavenworth to the advantage of military units.
Troops seal monasteries, cut Internet to reassert control
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Soldiers and police took control of the streets Friday, firing warning shots and tear gas to scatter the few pro-democracy protesters who ventured out as Myanmar’s military junta sealed off Buddhist monasteries and cut public Internet access.
Sabathia notches 100th; Royals’ free fall continues
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C7
C.C. Sabathia is ready to get a fresh look at the New York Yankees. Sabathia survived line drives off each wrist - both hit by Mark Grudzielanek - and earned his 100th career victory, pitching the Cleveland Indians past Kansas City, 5-3, Friday night to wrap up home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
Giant meteorite found in Kansas to be auctioned
Rare space rock full of gemstones
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B5
A 1,410-pound meteorite, wrenched two years ago from a wheat field near Greensburg is going up for auction next month, with an estimated price that’s out of this world.
New profs must pass criminal checks
KU doesn’t have similar requirement
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Newly hired professors at the University of Missouri’s four campuses will soon join the ranks of rank-and-file employees who must pass criminal background checks before joining the payroll.
People in the news
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D7
¢ Sutherland charged with misdemeanor DUI¢ Uncle Kracker pleads guilty to assault charge¢ Loveless to play Santa¢ Knight ‘evolved’ since announcing he’s gay¢ Elizabeth Taylor gets Humanitarian Award ¢ Ryan Adams melts down at concert again
Lawmakers consider creating State Guard
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawmakers are considering whether to set up a volunteer State Guard that could be called to active duty during emergencies. State Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, said the measure would result in “being prepared for an emergency at all times with a ready and able defense force.”
Back to the grind
Firebirds turn to dominant ground game in romp
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bob Lisher may be the only football coach Free State High has ever had, but he’s also a Lawrence High graduate, and his roots were showing Friday night. Lisher ordered a Lawrence High-like grind-it-out running game against Shawnee Mission East, and Ground Lisher helped the Firebirds spoil the Lancers’ homecoming, 42-14.
Keegan: Eudora’s balanced athlete
September 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Play one sport. Train your body for it and only it in the autumn, the winter, the spring and the summer. Play it in the exposure camps. Measure yourself against others who also are just a wee bit too talented to be wasting too much time hanging with high school teammates.
Leaders back Manhattan as home for defense lab
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
As the formal public-comment window closed for a potential National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, six prominent Kansans - members of the state’s congressional delegation - made their support for the project known in a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Their conclusion: Kansas is the best home for the potential $450 million project.
Killer amoeba spike worries officials
Brain-eating infection kills six this year; more cases predicted
September 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
It sounds like science fiction but it’s true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die. Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it’s killed six boys and young men this year.
Horoscopes
September 29, 2007 in print edition on D7
Greet innovation positively. Don’t be intimidated by new technology or changes that seem a touch off-the-wall. If you smile and greet them positively, you will find that this year works. If you are single, you might want to spend more time with a special person.
Children’s health measure meets Bush’s goals
September 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
The tragedy in Washington’s escalating confrontation on children’s health care is that the legislation Congress approved this week with substantial bipartisan support advances precisely the goal President Bush claims as his priority.