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Archive for Saturday, August 30, 2008

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KU vs. FIU KU football fans tailgate for FIU Midland Railway's Railfest People & Places LHS soccer vs. Manhattan
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Polls
Who is KU's first-half MVP against FIU?

Poll results

Response Percent
Todd Reesing
 
40%
Dezmon Briscoe
 
25%
Daymond Patterson
 
20%
Kerry Meier
 
15%
Jocques Crawford
 
0%
Alonso Rojas
 
0%
Other
 
0%
Total 20
Who will score KU's first points against FIU on Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jake Sharp
 
40%
Kerry Meier
 
18%
Jocques Crawford
 
11%
Dezmon Briscoe
 
9%
Todd Reesing
 
6%
Dexton Fields
 
4%
Defensive TD
 
4%
Grady Fowler
 
2%
Other
 
2%
Alonso Rojas
 
0%
Total 44
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence's Climate Protection Task Force is looking at Kansas City, Mo., for some ideas on ways to be more green in city development. One notable project in KCMO near 12th and Walnut Streets is a green roof on top of a three-floor parking garage. Pictured at  bottom left of center is a grass park area and at bottom right an area recently planted with a sedum ground cover. Kansas City gaining reputation as green city; Lawrence to study its efforts
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas City is known for its barbecue, jazz, fountains and Royals baseball. It’s increasingly becoming known for its efforts to be green. The National Geographic Green Guide ranked it 25th out of all 251 metropolitan areas with populations of at least 100,000, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council.
6:00 a.m.
When it comes to superstitions, Kansas University fans can hold their own. Lucas Ebert, 25, of Lenexa, a junior at KU, rubs a stone bearing a likeness to the Jayhawk. The stone is owned by Greg and Donna Beverlin of Hillsdale. Football’s return puts superstitions back in play
August 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
You stick with what works. A year after Kansas University’s football team vaulted to its most successful season in decades - with 12 wins and its first Orange Bowl title - Jayhawk fans vow to continue using the lucky rituals and charms they picked up last year.
10:00 a.m.
Students congratulate Amanda Vail, center, on Friday after she was awarded the Lawrence Horizon Award at Prairie Park School. The Horizon Award honors teachers during their second year of teaching. To the left of Vail is a former student, third-grader Joplin Kean, and to the right is her husband, Eric Vail. Banker-turned-teacher wins Lawrence Horizon Award
August 30, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Four hundred boisterous children cheered on Prairie Park School second-grade teacher Amanda Vail as she was presented with the Lawrence Horizon Award on Friday. The award honors second-year teachers for exemplary work and dedication. Superintendent Randy Weseman presented the award to Vail and praised her work at Prairie Park.
2:00 p.m.
Ted Mosher, new pastor for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive, laughs with his wife, Kim, as the family moves into its new home earlier this month (left picture). Mosher is one of two new Lawrence pastors who had careers in the business world before entering the ministry. Gary O'Flannagan and his wife, Anna, moved to Lawrence from Colorado so Gary could become the new pastor at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd St. Terrace (picture at right). Second callings: Lawrence pastors leave business world for ministry
August 30, 2008 in print edition on 1D
When Ted Mosher finally told his secret to his wife, Kim, she didn’t bat an eye. Instead, she squared up and told him point-blank: “I think you may have a brain tumor.” Kim Mosher had every reason to believe her husband wasn’t right in the head. He told her that he wanted to leave his lucrative job in the medical malpractice insurance industry for, of all things, the ministry.
5:45 p.m.
KU quarterbacks Todd Reesing (5) and Kale Pick (19) warm up Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 before taking on Florida International in the season-opener at Memorial Stadium. Briscoe’s 3 TDs lead KU to 40-10 victory over FIU
10:09 a.m., August 30, 2008 Updated 2:16 a.m.
Jayhawks open season with blowout win.

All stories

KU basketball defeats Carleton, 84-83
August 30, 2008
The Kansas men’s basketball beat Carleton, 84-83, on Saturday night in Ottawa, Canada.
Baldwin City railfest offers vintage train rides
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Midland Railway Railfest 2008 began Saturday in Baldwin City. The main attraction is the train rides throughout the Labor Day weekend, which will leave at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday from the Midland Depot in western Baldwin City.
Lawrence police tase and arrest 54-year-old Lawrence man downtown
August 30, 2008
Lawrence police tased a 54-year-old Lawrence man in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street Saturday afternoon after he refused arrest.
KU basketball defeats McGill, 72-67
Jayhawks win exhibition opener in Canada
11:02 a.m., August 30, 2008 Updated 12:20 p.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team recovered from a slow start to take a 72-67 victory over McGill University at Montpetit Hall in Ottawa, Canada.
Briscoe’s 3 TDs lead KU to 40-10 victory over FIU
The Newell Post
10:09 a.m., August 30, 2008 Updated 02:16 a.m.
Jayhawks open season with blowout win.
Longhorns counting on freshmen on defense
August 30, 2008
The Texas Longhorns revealed their first depth chart for the season with a few new faces and a bit of anxiety about their pass defense.
McCain’s VP choice seen as a gamble
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
Win or lose, Sen. John McCain threw the long ball Friday when he stunned the nation by picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. His choice of a young, largely unknown woman from as far outside Washington shakes up the presidential campaign and has the potential either to help him win the White House or to doom his chances.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
Juvenile Court Judge Charles Rankin urged the City Commission to approve the proposed curfew law “as soon as possible.”
Sprint to the finish
LHS wins 3-2, double-overtime thriller to open season
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High boys soccer team played a season’s worth of soccer in its opener Friday night. If the season goes anything like this, it’s going to be one heck of a ride. From actual time - 95 minutes - to the range of emotions the Lions’ experienced - elation, anger, frustration, fatigue - LHS left the field at Youth Sports Inc. with a 3-2, double-overtime victory over Manhattan High and the sense that it was all worth it.
Coach changing FIU’s ‘culture’
August 30, 2008
The first things to go, the new coach with the funny name told them, were the cell phones and the iPods. Hats and pants that sagged halfway down butts? Those were history, too. Players, this new coach said, would sit in the first three rows of class. They would not slouch. They would ask questions. Oh, and if a practice began at 5 a.m., that was simply an easier way of saying that it started at 4:45 a.m.
Report on absenteeism infuriates federal workers
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has been checking up on the attendance records of federal employees. And he doesn’t like what he’s found.
Bears’ Tillman reveals daughter’s illness
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman recalled handing coach Lovie Smith a slip of paper with a doctor’s excuse for missing offseason workouts.
Horoscopes
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D7
This year, you could decide to venture in a new direction in some segment of your life. Wherever you so choose, you get a new beginning. If you are single, you are a magnet for the opposite sex this year. If you are attached, curb a tendency to be too me-oriented.
Weatherwax remembered as great friend, musician
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B3
With a genuine smile and zest for life, John T. Weatherwax made people from “all walks of life” feel comfortable, his family and friends said. Whether people met him while he was serving as city commissioner or mayor in the 1950s and ‘60s, as an accountant or when he was singing or playing his trombone in the Lawrence City Band at South Park or with his Junk Yard Jazz band at the American Legion, it was evident he was a special person.
Slowdown begins to show in state
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Friday that the Kansas economy is starting to show the effects of rising energy prices and trouble in the credit markets.
Presidential favorite under guard
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s presidential front-runner has moved into a tightly guarded government compound over security fears, officials said as a militant campaign against the government led to more violence in the country’s volatile northwest.
Report: Chiefs pick Novak
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
A Kansas City Chiefs spokesman declined comment on a report Friday that the team has picked Nick Novak over Connor Barth as the winner in a months-long battle for place kicker.
Incomes fall by largest amount in 3 years
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Personal incomes plunged in July while consumer spending slowed significantly as the impact of billions of dollars in government rebate checks began to wane.
OSU receiver Woods back from scary injury
August 30, 2008
Artrell Woods was in the Oklahoma State weight room when his life came crashing down.
On the record
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police and Lawrence Douglas-County Fire & Medical responded to a call Friday evening about a death in the 100 block of East 17th Terrace.
Son of former U.S. senator dies
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
A son of former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a Kansas Republican, has died.
Michelle Obama blends tradition, progress
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
In almost any other setting, Michelle Obama would represent the epitome of an accomplished woman from a traditional, hard-working, humble American family. Neither of her parents went to college - but they made sure she and her brother had the confidence and preparation to go.
Protests call for PM to resign
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Thai police fired tear gas at thousands of right-wing protesters besieging their headquarters Friday, while demonstrators outside the capital disrupted air and rail service in a growing campaign to unseat the prime minister.
Two-wheeled parking on game day has free options
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
Free bus shuttles aren’t the only way to avoid parking fees in campus lots leading up to today’s season-opening Kansas University football game at Memorial Stadium.
Human aid builds safer world
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B7
Russia’s invasion of Georgia has led to a more serious foreign policy discussion in the presidential campaign. As tensions rise in the Caucasus and violence once again erupts in Afghanistan, we should recall the lessons we learned from our response to earlier Russian adventurism.
Self to value progress over results
Jayhawks won’t have set lineup in exhibition trip to Canada
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
A fierce competitor, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self would rather win than lose three exhibition games in Canada this Labor Day weekend. Yet the Jayhawks’ sixth-year coach realizes the scores of today’s twinbill against McGill University (10 a.m., Central time, Montpetit Hall) and Carleton University (6 p.m., Scotiabank Place) and Sunday’s game against the University of Ottawa (6 p.m., Montpetit Hall) mean zip, zero, nada, nothing in the big scheme of things.
Precious Doe trial guidelines are set
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
Prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl once known only as “Precious Doe” and that the case will be heard by a Jackson County jury.
Open upsets keep coming
Ex-champion Kuznetsova stumbles
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova became the last upset victim at the U.S. Open, beaten by 28th-ranked Katarina Srebotnik, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-3, in the third round Friday.
Simons: Democratic Convention tough act for GOP to follow
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
One U.S. presidential nomination convention is over, and the other gathering is about to begin. Democrats wrapped up their show in Denver on Thursday night with a tremendous and powerful display. Their nominee, Barack Obama, is an eloquent and effective speaker and delivered an extremely well-crafted speech.
Slow Food’ movement accelerates within US
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
A lush, under-the-stars spread of bread, olives and wine makes an unlikely launch for a weekend dedicated to ending hunger, empowering poor nations and transforming farming as we know it.
Jury convicts mom in microwaved-baby case
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
A mother was convicted Friday in Dayton of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven, with jurors rejecting a defense attorney’s claims there was evidence that someone else was responsible.
Airliners just evade collision
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two airliners were one minute from colliding when at least one of the planes turned away from the other over the Atlantic Ocean this week, federal authorities said Friday.
Pelini’s goal to erase sour 2007 memory
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C8
Those fans who chanted “We Want Bo” after Nebraska’s 2003 Alamo Bowl victory have waited five long years for this. The Bo Pelini era at Nebraska begins tonight when Western Michigan visits.
People in the news
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Jennifer Aniston to return to NBC¢ Usher’s performance to kick off NFL season¢ Michael Jackson at 50: The best ‘yet to come’¢ Diddy halts private jet flights over fuel prices
Origin of bodies in exhibit questioned
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
An anatomical donation form that was presented as having been signed by people whose bodies have been featured in an exhibit here was not authentic, according to officials with Union Station, where the “Bodies Revealed” show has been for months.
Royals slide continues at Detroit
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Detroit Tigers needed only one inning to end their four-game losing streak.
Kansas vs. FIU: Head to head
August 30, 2008
Today, fans will get their first look at junior transfer Jocques Crawford, who rushed for over 1,900 yards at Cisco Junior College last year on the way to earning national junior college offensive player of the year honors. In last year’s meeting with FIU, three Kansas players rushed for 40 yards or more against the Golden Panthers, who struggled to stop the run throughout the season.
Military news
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Source: Petraeus mulls Iraq drawdown
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has given his military superiors and Defense Secretary Robert Gates his initial recommendation on when to resume a U.S. troop withdrawal and at what pace, a senior military officer close to the process said Friday.
Georgia to cut Moscow ties
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse.
Off on the right foot
KU counting on freshman WR/returner
August 30, 2008
A few weeks back, during the Kansas University football team’s annual media day, Daymond Patterson was not sure what his immediate future would entail. A true freshman competing in his first college training camp, Patterson was in the process of making the sometimes-smooth, sometimes-bumpy transition from high school to Div. I football, and despite whispers that he stood the best chance to forgo a red-shirt season, he stopped short of saying he’d prefer to play right away.
Second callings: Lawrence pastors leave business world for ministry
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
When Ted Mosher finally told his secret to his wife, Kim, she didn’t bat an eye. Instead, she squared up and told him point-blank: “I think you may have a brain tumor.” Kim Mosher had every reason to believe her husband wasn’t right in the head. He told her that he wanted to leave his lucrative job in the medical malpractice insurance industry for, of all things, the ministry.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches were greeted by about 50 Jayhawk fans upon entering the lobby of the downtown Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel at 8:30 p.m., Friday, in Ottawa, Ontario.
American League Roundup: Matsuzaka checks Chisox
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C4
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in eight innings, Dustin Pedroia had four hits and Jason Bay drove in three runs to help Boston beat Chicago.
National League Roundup: Cubs stretch win streak to seven
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C4
Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, and Chicago beat Philadelphia for its seventh straight victory. Soriano’s first homer in 15 days and 23rd of the season came off Clay Condrey (3-4).
Sherman generating buzz again at A&M
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Mike Sherman era at Texas A&M begins against the same opponent that the last coach faced in his first game.
Scouting the KU opponents: Carleton a Canadian power
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
Here are some tidbits on Kansas University’s Labor Day weekend exhibition basketball opponents: McGill University of Montreal, Carleton University of Ottawa as well as the University of Ottawa:
Aid agencies prepare to start work again
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Power-sharing talks over a unity government resumed Friday as President Robert Mugabe’s government made good on a promise to allow aid agencies to resume operations in economically shattered Zimbabwe.
Keegan: Still no respect for KU
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
The best measure of the respect level a nation of college football fans has for any given school can be found in Las Vegas, where oddsmakers offer action on all sorts of propositions. Only one conclusion can be reached based on a number offered in one revealing proposition and that is that America still doesn’t respect Kansas University football. America still thinks Kansas is a basketball school coming off a fluke of a 12-1 football season.
FCE news
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Appellate court rejects case against liquor store owners
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Court of Appeals said on Friday that it could not rule in cases involving two Lawrence liquor store owners’ licenses. The appeals court said Dan and Jill Blomgren haven’t exhausted their options with the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World of Aug. 30, 1908: “Lawrence truly is in the midst of a building boom, with several hundreds of thousands of dollars involved in local projects.
Analysis: Alaska governor excels in beating expectations
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A7
She’s a former beauty queen, a fierce competitor known as “Sarah Barracuda,” a political insider-turned-outsider and the first female governor of Alaska. Now 44-year-old Sarah Palin, a mother of five who gave birth to her last child in April, could be a heartbeat away from the presidency, should her 72-year-old running mate win in November.
Edwards to emerge for September speech
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
In a return to the public stage, John Edwards has confirmed plans to talk politics a month after admitting to an extramarital affair. But his wife won’t be at his side.
State utilities, FEMA at disagreement
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B3
A group of electric utilities in Kansas has so far been unable to resolve differences with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over how to proceed with repairs to facilities damaged in December’s ice storm.
Grieving Hillary backers must regroup
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
I didn’t make it to Denver. A death in the family kept me close to home where words like healing, closure, catharsis - those theme songs of the convention - took on a whole different meaning.
Charges return missing girl’s mom to jail
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Investigators took Casey Anthony - the mother of missing 3-year-old Caylee Marie - back into custody Friday night as people gathered outside her home jeered, calling her a murderer and baby killer.
Report: NASA may extend shuttle to 2015
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
NASA’s staff will study whether the space shuttle program could continue operating past its scheduled retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail sent this week.
Club news
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D5
Knicks trade for Ewing
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
The New York Knicks acquired Patrick Ewing Jr. in a trade with the Houston Rockets on Friday.
Tribe asks judge to stop Harrah’s casino in Kansas
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
A judge was told Friday that blocking Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. from going forward with plans to build and manage a state-owned casino in Sumner County could doom the project.
ECM to take ownership of ministry’s building
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
Soon, Ecumenical Christian Ministries can truly call its building home.
State primary results certified
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
The results of the primary earlier this month became final and official Friday, showing that turnout was higher than expected.
New Orleans readies for Gustav
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own.
Ex-Marine’s acquittal sparks debate over law
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Some members of the civilian jury that acquitted a former Marine accused of war crimes in Iraq say they weren’t qualified to judge actions in combat, and military and legal experts said the case raises serious questions about whether federal prosecutors should even pursue such cases.
KU volleyball drops season opener to VCU
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team was swept in its season opener against Virginia Commonwealth, 3-0, on Friday night.
Faith Forum: What is atonement theology?
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
After the fall of Adam, atonement was instituted by God to reconcile man’s fellowship with him. This was accomplished by the shedding of blood to “cover” or atone for sin - “: for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11).
Grace’ puts spin on Cinderella tale
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D7
The 2008 cable romance “For the Love of Grace” (8 p.m. today, Hallmark) puts a reverse spin on the old and moldy Cinderella formula. In this case, a strong woman needs to be rescued from herself.
Pump patrol
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.52 at several locations.
Banker-turned-teacher wins Lawrence Horizon Award
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Four hundred boisterous children cheered on Prairie Park School second-grade teacher Amanda Vail as she was presented with the Lawrence Horizon Award on Friday. The award honors second-year teachers for exemplary work and dedication. Superintendent Randy Weseman presented the award to Vail and praised her work at Prairie Park.
Undercurrent
Will an “effect” from the 1982 California governor’s race be a significant factor in the Barack Obama bid for the presidency?
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
Democrats’ spirits are high as they view a presidential election that could put the Barack Obama-Joe Biden ticket in the victory column in November. However, after a stirring national convention in Denver and apparent moves toward more unity for the Democrats, there still are countless other factors to contend with if McCain is to be beaten.
Commentary: What’s next, LPGA? Weight limits?
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Beginning in 2010, you learn to speak English or you can’t play on the Ladies Professional Golf Tour. Obviously a fence was too expensive.
3 KU grads ranked as most powerful women
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Three Kansas University graduates are among the top 100 most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
NFL Preseason Roundup: Broncos’ backups triumph
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
Third-string quarterback Darrell Hackney threw for 208 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown to Keary Colbert, and Denver beat Arizona on Friday night’s in the preseason finale for both teams.
Football’s return puts superstitions back in play
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
You stick with what works. A year after Kansas University’s football team vaulted to its most successful season in decades - with 12 wins and its first Orange Bowl title - Jayhawk fans vow to continue using the lucky rituals and charms they picked up last year.
Gas cards help boost attendance at churches
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D8
Carol Umsted got more than the word of God during services this summer at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Valley City.
Punk rocker goes on trial in Cuba, charged with ‘social dangerousness’
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Cuban punk rocker Gorki Aguila is irreverent, vulgar - and bolder than any other performance artist in modern Cuban history.
Machinists’ union leaders call for Boeing strike
August 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Leaders of Boeing Co.’s Machinists union called Friday for a strike after rejecting the aerospace giant’s “best and final” contract offer. They urged union members to reject the offer in a vote set for Wednesday.
Bosnian Serb leader refuses to enter UN tribunal plea
August 30, 2008 in print edition on A8
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to “liquidate” him.
Around and about
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D5
MU’s Maclin, Daniel develop into dynamic duo
August 30, 2008
This time last year, Jeremy Maclin was a backup wide receiver at Missouri. Highly touted, definitely, but still a red-shirt freshman coming off major knee surgery.
Scouting news
August 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
MU-Illinois not just about hoops
August 30, 2008 in print edition on C8
Coming off a 12-win season and ranked higher than ever before to start the season, No. 6 Missouri is counting on an immediate test from Illinois. The 20th-ranked Fighting Illini feel likewise.