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12:00 a.m.
Russell Dettmer, a Kansas University junior and second-year member of the KU Marching Jayhawks, tries on his uniform Friday in Murphy Hall. Interest in marching band has increased dramatically this year on the heels of stellar seasons in football and men's basketball. Musicians jump on the KU bandwagon
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For the first time in a decade, the small but proud contingent of Marching Jayhawks has exceeded 200 members. Scott Weiss, Kansas University director of bands, said he was thrilled to see such a positive turnout. The Marching Jayhawks band, which has lagged behind other Big 12 schools in the number of students, had 239 show up for registration Friday. Last year, 177 musicians were in the athletic bands. Weiss has his theories for the increase.
12:00 p.m.
Construction crews tend to a bridgeless exit 202 on Friday in western Lawrence. In about two weeks, commuting KU football fans coming from Kansas City and fans headed back toward Topeka won't be able to use exits at the West Lawrence interchange to get to where they're going. Traffic officials brace for first game-day blitz
August 15, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Hundreds of motorists will need to call a game-day audible as they enter and exit Lawrence for Kansas University’s season-opening football game, now just two weeks away.
5:00 p.m.
A Kenyan girl arrives to be treated at a clinic in Maai Mahiu. Healing touch: Kansans playing ‘huge’ role in Kenyan missions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Even after four trips to Kenya, the realities don’t get any easier for Dr. Steve Segebrecht. “It certainly is emotional to tell a 7-year-old and her mother the child is HIV-positive,” the Lawrence resident says. Emotional, and difficult - but also important. Segebrecht is medical director for Comfort the Children International, an organization that provides medical, educational and community development support for the Rift Valley region of Kenya.
10:00 p.m.
Traffic 101: KU freshmen must follow rules of road
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University students this year will find a fresh set of traffic challenges in Lawrence, including stop signs posted at entrances to campus and along major roadways at the edge of Mount Oread.And for everyone else? Well, just watch out for the student drivers.

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Traffic 101: KU freshmen must follow rules of road
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University students this year will find a fresh set of traffic challenges in Lawrence, including stop signs posted at entrances to campus and along major roadways at the edge of Mount Oread.And for everyone else? Well, just watch out for the student drivers.
Sounds of Civil War heard in South Park
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Encampment is part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events.
Families bond during fishing derby
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Parents and children gather at Clinton State Park’s Lake Henry.
Truck strikes bicycle; no major injuries reported
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Bicyclist and young child expected to be transported privately to hospital.
KU football ranked 14th in AP preseason poll
Five Big 12 teams ranked in top 14
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press preseason poll released Saturday. KU is joined by four other Big 12 teams in the top 14: Oklahoma is fourth, Missouri is sixth, Texas is 11th and Texas Tech is 12th.
QB security: Enabled
KU offensive tackle Spikes relishes starting opportunity
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Things you would not realize by looking at Jeff Spikes, the monstrosity of an offensive lineman for the Kansas University football team: He is quite fluent in matters involving the saxophone. It’s true. No lie. He started playing in sixth grade, realized that he liked it, and hasn’t really stopped since. And he’s good. In fact, if push came to shove, he says, he could grab the sax right here and now and provide teammates with a little post-practice entertainment.
Reesing back, but cast different
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
There is really no explanation for what happened with the Kansas University offense a season ago.
Salina offers to clean up former Air Force base
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
After almost a year of analysis, Salina has put together a proposal to take cleanup of groundwater contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base out of the hands of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The learning curve: Adaptation helps KU professor with renowned work in pharmaceutical chemistry
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D2
Most people in the world of pharmaceutical chemistry know Val Stella as a renowned researcher and educator. What they don’t know is he has a learning disability that has forced him to adapt since he was young.
Home matters: Outlook focal point on campus
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A31
Students sometimes zip through her driveway when making the trek to class. Her home is tucked into the heart of the Kansas University campus. Nestled next door are the Miller and Watkins scholarship halls. Across the street sit Blake and Fraser halls. And behind are two greek houses.
Leaning green: KU advances environmental initiatives
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
Jayhawks may bleed crimson and blue, but recent initiatives around Kansas University’s Lawrence campus are hoping to make students and faculty green.
Colleges work to exclude sex offenders
Student safety in off-campus housing a concern
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live: Student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.
U.S. hoops team meets Spain in battle of unbeatens
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
This is a long way to come for a Laker intra-squad game. Actually, it will be Kobe Bryant’s U.S. team against Pau Gasol’s Spanish team tonight in a battle of unbeatens, but both Lakers have been talking trash for months.
Information security increased following student records leak
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
Last October, an embarrassing leak of documents containing student records spurred Kansas University to take a close look at its privacy policies.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Under recommendations by the state Division of Budget, employees at Kansas University as well as all other state agencies were to get a 5 percent fiscal year 1985 pay hike.
Sacrificing speed
Driving slower to conserve fuel and help the environment may be just too much to ask.
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Driving slower to conserve fuel and help the environment may be just too much to ask. Many Americans would quickly say they are concerned about the environment and the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Phelps captures 7th gold medal
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Even Michael Phelps couldn’t believe his eyes. He said he had to take off his goggles to make sure it was his name, and not Milorad Cavic, next to the No. 1 after a breathtaking finish in the Olympic 100-meter butterfly.
American League Roundup: Indians’ Lee logs 17th win
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C4
Cliff Lee became the AL’s first 17-game winner by pitching his third complete game of the season, leading Cleveland past Los Angeles.
Self prepares for Canada
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
The first day of school will be tougher than usual for Kansas University’s men’s basketball players this year. The 2008-09 Jayhawks on Thursday not only will attend class, but also begin pre-Canada trip training camp.
Louisiana bans cockfighting sport
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Louisiana is the last state to outlaw cockfighting, and animal advocacy organizations applaud the closing of the final legal venue in the United States for a blood sport they view as cruel and barbaric.
Titans beat Raiders on last-second field goal
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders have talented young quarterbacks in Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell.
Bioscience authority OKs operating plan
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas Bioscience Authority leaders Friday said they took an aggressive step in their plans for the next year. The authority’s executive committee approved its operating plan aimed at strengthening bioscience research and production programs in the state.
Rowing team loaded with experience
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C10
Experience is big advantage when it comes to sports. Especially when it’s in the leadership positions - like point guard in basketball or quarterback in football. Or in rowing, it’s the coxswain.
Dish’ to dish on fashion, style
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
What do you do after seven seasons of “Boy Meets World”? Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on that kids comedy, hosts a new quip-and-clip series called “The Dish” (9 p.m. today, Style). It’s no surprise that “Dish” comes from the folks who brought us “The Soup” on Style’s sister station, E! Look out for the soup-dish jokes. Can “The Tureen” be far behind?
Olympic Roundup: Gay coasts in early heats
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
Tyson Gay coasted through two 100 meter preliminary heats, showing his left hamstring is just fine six weeks after hurting it at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Musicians jump on the KU bandwagon
Athletic success pumps up band
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
For the first time in a decade, the small but proud contingent of Marching Jayhawks has exceeded 200 members. Scott Weiss, Kansas University director of bands, said he was thrilled to see such a positive turnout. The Marching Jayhawks band, which has lagged behind other Big 12 schools in the number of students, had 239 show up for registration Friday. Last year, 177 musicians were in the athletic bands. Weiss has his theories for the increase.
Phelps’ golden touch keeps streak alive
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
Michael Phelps swam into history with a magnificent finish today, tying Mark Spitz with his seventh gold medal by the narrowest of margins in the 100-meter butterfly.
US turned back on Georgia
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Georgians have now been punished enough, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared Tuesday. Or maybe not. On Thursday, Russian tanks remained in control of the Georgian city of Gori, in violation of a cease-fire agreement. U.S. officials say that Russians might be preparing to withdraw troops from Georgia.
Sixth Street repaving set to last two weeks
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Drivers will face delays during the next two weeks along a stretch of Sixth Street in northwest Lawrence, as crews work to remove deteriorating pavement and replace it with a smooth surface.
Retail weakness weighs on market
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
Wall Street closed mixed Friday after playing out a now familiar scenario: Upbeat sentiment about falling oil prices flagged amid ongoing concerns about weak credit markets and the economy. The major indexes also turned in a mixed performance after another volatile week.
KU kiosk to take on expanded functions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A38
Students barely notice the drab brown kiosk when they stroll down Jayhawk Boulevard. But next year, Kansas University will transform the structure that stands directly across the street from Bailey Hall into a satellite office for KU Info and the University Daily Kansan.
Industrial park proposal sweetened
Developer says he will drop request for city to pay $1 million to extend utility lines
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Developers who are proposing a new industrial park near Lawrence Municipal Airport are sweetening their offer to city commissioners, who thus far have failed to approve the project. At Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, Lawrence developer Jes Santaularia will drop his request for $1 million in city funding to extend sewer and water lines to the property, which is near the intersection of North Seventh Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. Santaularia said his company now will pay for those costs.
Archdiocese limits priest, kids’ contact
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D8
Priests should not kiss, tickle or wrestle children, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati says in its most detailed list yet of behaviors deemed inappropriate for staff members.
Eudora mourns loss of civic leader
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
Just one day before the Eudora school board passed a resolution honoring him for his work to improve their schools, Dr. Leo Lauber, 82, died of cancer at Medicalodges, Eudora. Lauber, who played an integral part in the development and improvement of the community, moved to Eudora in 1959 with his wife, Jean, who also was known as Dusty.
Commentary: NFL over Olympics an easy choice
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Are you all about Michael Phelps this weekend? Sorry, I’m all about JaMarcus Russell. Can’t get enough Olympic basketball? I’m just marking time until New England-Tampa Bay on Sunday night.
National League Roundup: Pelfrey pitches Mets past Pirates
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C4
Mike Pelfrey pitched seven shutout innings to lead New York to its fourth straight victory. Jose Reyes and Argenis Reyes had two hits each for the first-place Mets, who started the night a game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Healing touch: Kansans playing ‘huge’ role in Kenyan missions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
Even after four trips to Kenya, the realities don’t get any easier for Dr. Steve Segebrecht. “It certainly is emotional to tell a 7-year-old and her mother the child is HIV-positive,” the Lawrence resident says. Emotional, and difficult - but also important. Segebrecht is medical director for Comfort the Children International, an organization that provides medical, educational and community development support for the Rift Valley region of Kenya.
Linebackers provide cornerstone
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
It’s not every day that a college football coach can lose an all-American defensive tackle, a future first-round NFL draft pick and a top-of-the-line defensive coordinator, and still feel pretty good about things at the end of the day.
University builds wireless access network
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A34
It’s a sign of the times: Kansas University students are ditching traditional notebooks to take notes on laptop computers.
Jayhawks’ league slate loaded
Heavy hitters Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, Missouri on tap
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
Phil Steele, a college football analyst who annually releases a detailed preseason guide, does not feel particularly good about the Kansas University football team’s schedule.
Insurance department issues scam alert
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Impostors posing as employees of a Kansas insurance agency are seeking Social Security numbers from policyholders in a new scam reported to the Kansas Insurance Department.
Duo: We found (the real) Bigfoot!
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Bigfoot has been found in the Georgia woods and is being held in a cooler at an undisclosed location.
Club news
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. The program will be “Quilts with Great Edges.” Kathy Kansier will be the featured speaker. Members are encouraged to bring their quilts with great edges.
Endowment assets solid despite slowing economy
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
Just like seemingly everyone else out there trying to wade through a struggling economy, Dale Seuferling’s work has him grappling with the effects of rising gasoline prices, tightening credit conditions, climbing foreclosure rates and other indicators of economic woe. Only he’s got a little more at stake than most of us.
Couple ask for dismissal of obstruction case
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
Attorneys for the owners of a Lawrence secondhand store, who face multiple federal charges, are asking a judge to dismiss a recent obstruction case filed against the couple.
KU launching universal-access transit system
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A13
All aboard! When students return to the Kansas University campus for the fall semester, KU transit leaders will be all but shouting the familiar refrain in hopes of attracting new riders to the university’s expanded bus service.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 16, 1908: “Two companies are competing hard for franchises for street car operation here.
School prevails in English-only suit
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
A Catholic school’s policy that requires students to speak only English while in school does not in itself create a hostile learning environment, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Trees prized on campus
Study finds more trees on campus than previously thought
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A34
On a stroll through Kansas University’s campus today, it’s hard to imagine that the lush hills were barren when the college was established in 1866.
State highways, roads retain top 5 ranking
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Department of Transportation has been recognized as maintaining the fifth-best state-owned road and highway system in the United States, according to a research foundation.
Spicy’ tome adds flavor to food
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
It’s the perfect excuse to get better acquainted with your spice cabinet.
Tough schedule beneficial to soccer team
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Kansas University women’s soccer team went through murderer’s row a year ago.
Bowling alley remains closed following fire
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
It should be bustling with activity on a Friday night; instead, Lawrence’s bowling alley sits quiet. “It’s hard, just coming in here and looking at it,” Royal Crest Lanes co-owner Wayne Martin said, as he surveyed the damage from an Aug. 4 electrical fire.
Ex-aide’s claim spurs concerns of coverup
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
For nearly a decade, Andrew Young was John Edwards’ loyal foot soldier as Edwards rocketed from millionaire trial lawyer to U.S. senator to two-time White House candidate.
Admissions, diversity on provost’s plate
Lariviere reflects on first two years at KU
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A23
With a background in business and academics, Richard Lariviere, Kansas University provost, has stepped into his leadership role with ease, constantly thinking about how to move KU forward.
Ukraine unsettled by Russian actions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A4
Russia’s invasion of Georgia has unsettled this former Soviet republic, which like Georgia has applied for membership in NATO but now fears that the U.S. could do little to prevent similar Russian action here.
KJHK plans ambitious expansion
Move to Kansas Union would boost student accessibility
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A38
Although KJHK, the student-run radio station of Kansas University, has been broadcasting from a shack on 11th Street for several decades, its space constraints and deterioration have left the building in poor shape.
New president sworn in
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Former Roman Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo, whose election broke a six-decade legacy of dictatorship and one-party rule, was sworn in Friday as president of this poor, landlocked nation in the heart of South America.
5.4.7: KU students build arts center for Greensburg
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A11
Former Lawrence resident Stacy Barnes has an affinity for an object, one that usually doesn’t inspire much affection - a building. More than just a physical structure to Barnes, the 5.4.7 Arts Center is the first finished building in Greensburg since the EF-5 tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town’s structures more than a year ago.
Military news
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
Jason L. Riggs graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air National Guard.
Royals demote Davies
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals optioned pitcher Kyle Davies to Triple-A Omaha on Friday and recalled right-hander Jeff Fulchino from their top farm team.
Early entrepreneurs: Industrial design grads take top prize for innovative shower chair
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D6
Some college graduates who completed their bachelor’s last spring are scrambling to grab their first full-time job. But Ann Fitzgerald and Jana Silverman, who both earned bachelor’s degrees in industrial design last year, have already started their own business.
Clemency sought for man on death row
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D8
Several religious leaders have asked Gov. Matt Blunt to grant clemency for a man scheduled to be executed Aug. 27.
Preserving agricultural land is pro-business
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
I’m pro-business. I used to be a communications executive for a couple of multibillion-dollar, much-maligned corporations. I now teach business communications at the University of Kansas. And I think the smartest business decision that Lawrence could make to ensure prosperity for present and future generations is to preserve the farmland near the airport northeast of town.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino put months of speculation to rest Friday when he announced following the team’s open practice that redshirt freshmen Jeff Spikes and Jeremiah Hatch will start at the Jayhawks’ two vacant offensive tackles positions.
On the record
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls:
King penguin knighted
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
Nils Olav already has medals for good conduct and long service. He made honorary colonel-in-chief of the elite Norwegian King’s Guard in 2005. And on Friday, he was knighted.
New scholarship hall ‘mirror image’ of Rieger
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A37
Rieger Hall’s twin has arrived. Krehbiel Hall, an 18,000-square-foot, three-story building, was set to open for students in August just north of Rieger Hall on Ohio Street.
Several track and field stars departed
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C10
On the heels of easily the best year in program history, the 2008-09 Kansas University women’s track and field team will have to overcome a lot of hurdles to reach the same bar as the 2007-08 season.
Discovery channels: Super phones, biofuels take form in KU laboratories
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
A new sign on the Kansas Turnpike proclaims three major KU accomplishments that passing motorists may want to know: the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball championship; the 2008 Orange Bowl championship and KU’s status as an international research university. The research designation is listed first.
Wife of American killed in China returns to US
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
One week after Barbara Bachman’s husband was killed in a random knife attack in China that also hospitalized her with life-threatening injuries, she is back in her home state of Minnesota to continue her recovery.
Third of Legislature’s seats uncontested
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
One-third of this year’s election contests for 165 legislative seats have already been settled.
Vote leaves few options for president
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
The last of Pakistan’s four provincial assemblies voted unanimously Friday in favor of ousting President Pervez Musharraf, leaving him with few options as the threat of his impeachment looms.
Dog’s tale a story of inner beauty
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B4
Leroy, a wire-haired pointing griffon and therapy dog extraordinaire, has a new accomplishment to brag about. He has become the star of his very own children’s book: “Leroy the Ugly Dog.”
Iselle falls to tropical depression off Mexico
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Iselle has been downgraded to a depression off Mexico’s Pacific coast.
McCain and Obama face questions about faith tonight
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Rev. Rick Warren is so prominent and respected that just being seen with him is a boon for any presidential candidate. For Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, their appearances at a forum tonight at Warren’s evangelical California megachurch bring risks along with rewards.
Happy Jayhawk’ creator had no idea of drawing’s future prominence
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Wilda Sandy says neither she nor her husband are much in the way of sports fans. “We don’t know one kind of ball from another,” she explained recently.
Expansion planned to address job growth in pharmaceuticals
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
An aging population and advances in medicine have triggered a need for more pharmacists throughout Kansas and the U.S.
University says parents seem supportive of tuition compact
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
While the U.S. and local economies throw curveballs at people, striking their pocketbooks with unpredictable costs, Kansas University seems to have hit a home run with a tuition plan that offers financial stability to its newcomers.
Bechard facing changing of guard
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C9
Over the past four years, Emily Brown had been the face of Kansas University volleyball. But in 2008, KU coach Ray Bechard will begin life without the Baldwin City native. And while Brown was an integral player on the court, Bechard already has prepped for the post-Brown era.
Improvements cited in town-gown relations
Communication increases between neighborhood leaders, chancellor’s office
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A36
It has been six short years since Kansas University and Oread Neighborhood leaders clashed over a controversial demolition of several houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street to make room for a new scholarship hall. The project generally was seen as a low point in town-gown relations in the community. Today, the scholarship hall has been built, but neighborhood and KU leaders say some bridges have been, too.
NW Kansas commissioners attend wind energy summit
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B8
Commissioners from 13 northwest Kansas counties met this week to discuss how to deal with the emerging issue of producing electricity from wind.
Wild pitch lifts Royals
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C8
Here’s how upside down everything is for the New York Yankees: They lost a game because Mariano Rivera lost his control.
Champion debate team drawing praise
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A25
You might not want to start an argument with Kansas University senior Brett Bricker. He’s got a reputation for winning. Bricker is a member of the university’s debate team, which took the national title in April for the second time in three years. And while KU basketball or football might lure larger crowds, the amount of time, energy and dedication debate members funnel into the game is roughly the same.
Bulls formidable foe
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
While the nation’s best nonconference game in 2008 likely will take place when Ohio State and Southern California tangle Sept. 13 in Los Angeles, the most intriguing matchup might very well be Kansas University’s trip to South Florida the day before.
Chancellor’s executive assistant helps keep university ticking
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A21
Visit Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s office, and you may not see Mary Burg, but the executive assistant to the chancellor is there.
Adventures in spiritual words
Kansas pastor among authors of new books on faith
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D8
If you’re looking for a break from the overheated political race, some new books on religion and spirituality might offer a bit of solace. The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader, is a scientist at heart. He also is a jokester, an enthusiastic reader and a democrat, small d.
Royals sign first-round pick
K.C. lands Hosmer minutes before deadline
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Beating the deadline by minutes for the second year in a row, the Kansas City Royals signed power-hitting high school infielder Eric Hosmer on Friday night.
FBI: Prints confirm ‘Rockefeller’ identity
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
The FBI said Friday that it matched fingerprints from a German man’s decades-old immigration papers to a kidnapping suspect who calls himself Clark Rockefeller - the first forensic link to a conclusion California authorities had already made.
Tropical Storm Fay emerges over Atlantic
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Forecasters on Friday evening upgraded the status of a strong tropical weather system presently over the Dominican Republic.
Hemenway hopes for long tenure at KU
Chancellor cites future goals and plans to see them through
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
For 22 years, Jon Wefald helmed Kansas State University as its president. And when he announced his retirement in May, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, the longest-running tenure as CEO of a Kansas school comes to an end. Meanwhile, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is heading into his 14th year in Lawrence, the second-longest run in Kansas and third in the Big 12 conference.
OSU receiver sidelined
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
William Cole, a converted cornerback who had become a prospect to start at wide receiver for Oklahoma State, will miss this season because of a knee injury.
Blog expert finds national audience
KU professor’s ‘Blogwars’ latest (but no doubt not last) word on media trend
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A26
In the beginning, God created man. And man created the blog. OK, so maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, but Kansas University journalism professor David Perlmutter, 46, could tell you how it did - at least the blog part. Author of “Blogwars,” which was published this year, Perlmutter has been dazzled by the blog - the online derivative of the column - since it made its first appearance in 1999.
Suspect’s family offers condolences for slaying
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
The family of a man who killed Arkansas’ Democratic Party chairman said Friday that the shooting was “beyond our understanding” and offered sympathy for the victim’s loved ones.
KU picked sixth in Big 12
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Kansas University soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 by the league’s coaches in the annual preseason poll, released by the conference office Friday. Texas was selected to finish first, garnering five first place votes and 94 total points.
KU looks to meet needs of Hispanic population
August 16, 2008
When Stephanie Gomez applied to Kansas University, it was an undertaking she did largely by herself. As a Hispanic, first-generation college student, Gomez couldn’t rely on her parents to show her the ropes for filling out financial forms or how to go about obtaining scholarships.
Political fever spreads on campus
Upcoming election inspires students to volunteer, educate, register to vote
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A24
On a cold morning in late December, Jonathan Simon put on a winter coat, draped a scarf around his neck and pulled on thick socks before heading out to trudge through the streets of Ames, Iowa.
Freshman Goodrich could be key
Point guard to be counted on for Jayhawks to overcome last year’s turnover shortcoming
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Her name conceivably could be construed to mean “Celestial Automobile Tires” and perhaps that’s apropos. Angel Goodrich does indeed come with a smooth set of wheels and, from all indications, is heaven-sent to Kansas University’s women’s basketball program.
Court tosses ‘millennium bomber’ sentence
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the 22-year sentence imposed on Ahmed Ressam of Algeria, the “millennium bomber” who had planned to set off explosives at Los Angeles International Airport during millennial celebrations.
Students adapt to text-message alert system
Emergency notifications among steps KU taking to increase security on campus
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
Kansas University continues to fine-tune its emergency messaging system.
Sports successes bolster KU’s alumni scene
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
What could be better than being a Jayhawk fan when both the football and basketball teams are winning big?
Prosecutors focus on loan to senator in condo deal
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Prosecutors say it was one of Sen. Ted Stevens’ friends whose secret, interest-free loan allowed him to make a killing in a Florida condominium investment six years ago. But they only identify the friend as “Person C” in a court filing on Thursday, and that the person was a partner in the company that built the condos.
Obama rebuffs author’s attack
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
It makes sense for Sen. Barack Obama to slug it out with Jerome Corsi, whose new book paints the presumptive Democratic nominee as a dangerous radical, analysts said Friday.
School year packed with fine arts events
Topical interests such as the 2008 election also on slate at university
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A12
Welcome to Kansas University. There’s more to do around campus than just frequenting the social scene or hanging around downtown Lawrence.
US may ease rules on domestic spying
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Justice Department has proposed a new domestic spying measure that would make it easier for state and local police to collect intelligence about Americans, share the sensitive data with federal agencies and retain it for at least 10 years.
Can KU come close to staggering success of 2007-2008?
Now what? Football, basketball didn’t lose at home
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Nothing stills a college campus quite like the home team losing a football or basketball game played in an on-campus facility. Party plans fizzle. Heads hang. Misplays replay in minds and conversations.
Uncertainty still clouds China’s future
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
What will the dragon breathe in the years after the 2008 Summer Olympics conclude?
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Raymond Nichols was beginning what was scheduled to be his final year on the Kansas University staff.
Around and about
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D5
Spencer Wilson, Eudora, will spend six weeks in London this summer to learn about global business.
Airlines hunt for jet fuel options that don’t cost $61B
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
With the price of oil still above $100 a barrel, everything from wood chips to chicken fat is being scrutinized as an alternative to traditional fuel. But when it comes to airplanes, finding the right mix poses a special challenge.
KU second home for international students
Campus organizations help visitors with extensive cultural adjustments
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A17
For new students arriving at Kansas University, it’s tough enough to adjust to independent living, adapt to unfamiliar class schedules and find new places to eat and drink. It’s even more challenging for KU’s 1,600 international students who represent more than 100 countries.
Scouting news
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D5
Lawrence Girl Scout Troop 7548 took a high adventure trip July 6-9 to Colorado, where they enjoyed white-water rafting in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, horseback riding and hiking in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, climbing at Garden of the Gods and sliding on the big KOA slide.
Landmark year for athletics spurs ripple effect throughout university
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
So you bought your Todd Reesing jersey and Orange Bowl T-shirt during the college football season. Maybe you added a Big 12 and national champions T-shirt in the spring. Heck, throw in a poster, a commemorative book, maybe even a souvenir mouse pad.Even if you haven’t purchased a thing celebrating Kansas University’s landmark athletic year, countless KU fans have.
Keegan: Focus shifts to football
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Now that the Royals are back to back to back to back to awful, surrendering four consecutive home runs in Thursday night’s loss, nothing within miles qualifies as a decent way to capture the local sports fan’s attention in the days leading up to the Kansas University football team’s season opener Aug. 30 at Memorial Stadium against Florida International.
Home at last: Alumni Association draws interest in starting Lawrence chapter
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Los Angeles. Washington, D.C. New York. All across the country, Jayhawks gather to keep the KU spirit alive for alumni. But what about those who stay here in Lawrence?
Self: Jayhawks have to put celebrations behind, focus on future
Moving Forward
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Bill Self was truly heartened by the response to Kansas University’s first national basketball championship since 1988. “Overwhelming … cool … humbling,” KU’s sixth-year coach exclaimed of Jayhawk Nation’s celebrating after a 75-68 overtime victory over Memphis on April 8 at San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Price counting on ballyhooed recruits
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C9
Rarely one to avoid hyperbole, Ritch Price nonetheless raised more than a few eyebrows when he announced his group of signees.
Faith Forum: Is rock music OK for church?
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
Most Christians would agree that music is a vital part of worship - music can evoke emotional responses and aid us in the expression of our devotion to God, our dependence on him, our hurts and joys, our remorse and our gratitude.
Construction begins on $57 million border fence
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Scrapers and bulldozers began filling a deep canyon Friday to make way for a border fence in the southwestern corner of the United States after 12 years of planning, environmental reviews and legal challenges.
Pump patrol
August 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several locations.
Coach Bunge’s outlook: ‘I like what I see’
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C9
Tracy Bunge can’t help but be optimistic about next spring and her 13th season as Kansas University’s softball coach.
Chiefs have much to sort out in exhibitions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on C6
At a time when most NFL teams are making final decisions on their reserves, the Kansas City Chiefs still have several vital starting positions up for grabs.
Fuel costs tough on university’s bottom line
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A14
Most mornings Brett Sury parks his vehicle at the Park and Ride bus stop at 23rd Street and Crestline Drive, locks his doors and waits for a bus to take him to campus.
Georgia signs truce; Russia stays put
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
Georgia’s president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia on Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. A stone-faced Condoleezza Rice, standing alongside, said Russian troops must withdraw immediately from their smaller neighbor.
High-tech toilets ditched on eBay
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
City officials have finally gotten rid of five high-tech self-cleaning toilets that cost Seattle $5 million - but sold online for just $12,549.
Bioscience Authority appointment gives professor edge in cancer research
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
If Blake Peterson’s youthful interests and passions had gone awry, breakthroughs in treating cancer might be further away.
Horoscopes
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
This year, others ask a lot. The issue might be as simple as determining to whom and how much you are willing to give. You could be redefining boundaries and directions, knowing what is important to you. If you are single, many people would like to be your significant other.
KU Pride: Marching band member ready for new season
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A21
The crowd thundered in the distance. There was a dark tunnel, then a field flooded with light. It was Melissa Harmon’s first game day as a freshman in the Kansas University Marching Band, and thousands of eyes were turned in her direction.
Support growing for football addition
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A33
When word spread of plans to add a new football facility adjacent to Memorial Stadium, public opinion was quick to condemn the move.
Extensive construction under way
Student Recreation Fitness Center addition should be completed next month
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A32
Research labs, sports facilities and other campus buildings are slated for construction or renovation in the 2008-2009 school year.
FDA declares chemical in plastic baby bottles safe
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A6
Despite ongoing safety concerns from parents, consumer groups and politicians, a chemical used in baby bottles, canned food and other items is not dangerous, federal regulators said Friday.
Meet Kansas University’s deans
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A27
Kansas University’s 13 schools are represented by 12 deans. Here is a look at the academic leaders and what their plans are for the upcoming year.
People in the news
August 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Jerry Wexler, famed record producer, dies¢ Trump to buy McMahon’s home¢ Texas town invites Colbert to ‘outhouse’¢ ‘Office’ actor Robinson faces drug charges¢ No joke: Bill Murray leaps 13,000 feet