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Wednesday, October 1 weather at 10 p.m.
October 1, 2008
The forecast for Thursday, October 2 calls for a high of 72 with a low around 40.
Disability doesn’t slow KU soccer standout
October 1, 2008
Imagine a soccer game with no starting lineup introductions, no national anthems and no whistles. For Kansas red shirt freshman Emily Cressy, that’s the norm. However, just because Cressy is deaf, that doesn’t mean she allows it to be an obstacle on the pitch. In fact, she left her home in Ventura, California and is excelling as a Kansas Jayhawk. Andrew Baker has more…
KU opens Big 12 play on the road…again
October 1, 2008
The Kansas football team opens it’s Big 12 schedule on the road for the fourth consecutive season. On Saturday, Mark Mangino’s team will be in Aimes for a battle with the Iowa State Cyclones.
Bailout passes Senate, House foes soften
09:48 p.m., October 1, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republicans opposition softened.Senators loaded the economic rescue bill with tax breaks and other sweeteners before passing it by a wide margin, 74-25, a month before the presidential and congressional elections.
Read out’ celebrates Banned Book Week
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansas University faculty, staff and students on Wednesday called attention to Banned Books Week by reading out loud their favorite passages from challenged books.
KU professors oppose economic bailout plan, urge caution
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
As congressional leaders look to adopt a financial rescue plan, three Kansas University professors are among about 230 university economics professors nationwide who oppose the deal.
Tonganoxie man charged with falsely reporting he was shot
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Tonganoxie man who is charged with falsely reporting that an intruder shot him last July will appear in Leavenworth County District Court later this month.
Longtime KU professor dies
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lloyd L. Sponholtz, 71, a Kansas University faculty member since 1967, died Tuesday following a battle with cancer.
Justice Alito to present award to Deanell Tacha
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Supreme Court justice will come to Lawrence and the Kansas University campus for the second time this year.
Lost aviator Steve Fossett’s ID papers reported found
01:07 p.m., October 1, 2008 Updated 03:53 p.m. in print edition on A1
Preston Morrow was having a little adventure, wandering off-trail alone to look for a remote mine. He was scrambling down a rugged embankment Monday when he noticed some brittle, weathered identification cards scattered among the decomposing pine needles. “JAMES STEPHEN FOSSETT,” a pilot license read.
Golf course south of Lawrence goes natural
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Vinland Natural Nine is not a run-of-the-mill golf course. There is no perfectly manicured bright green grass, sprinklers, or golf carts, and that is how owner Richard Morantz likes it.
District Judge Murphy to retire in January
11:11 a.m., October 1, 2008 Updated 11:48 a.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy will retire Jan. 12, the state office of judicial administration announced Wednesday morning.
Body found in Basehor identified as Florida murder suspect
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Basehor apparently was a suspect in a Florida murder case. Police say the man committed suicide.
US literature called too insular to compete for Nobel
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A10
Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.
Lipton-brand milk tea powder recalled in Asia
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever is recalling its Lipton-brand milk tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau after they were found to contain traces of a banned industrial chemical, the company said Tuesday. The recall of four batches of Lipton’s 3-in-1 milk tea powder came after the company’s internal quality check found melamine, used to make plastics and fertilizers, in the products, Unilever Hong Kong Ltd. said in a statement.
Pulpit, politics a difficult mix
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A9
There is no telling how many churches actually participated in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” an event designed to challenge the government’s restriction on political pronouncements from the pulpit.
Citizenship test gets new focus
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A7
Quick: What is one power of the federal government? What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? What does the president’s Cabinet do? Get those right and you only have seven more questions to answer. Get six out of 10 correct and you match the minimum score immigrants need to become U.S. citizens.
Powers ties for 6th; KU women’s golf 5th
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Emily Powers’s season-low 221 helped lead Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a fifth-place finish Tuesday at the Johnie Imes Invitational.Powers tied for sixth overall.
Palin’s popularity takes tumble among Alaskans
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C10
Ask a governor if she’d be happy with a 68 percent approval rating and she’d probably laugh at the question. It usually doesn’t get much better than that. For Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, though, that represents a hefty drop.
On the record
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 54-year-old Lecompton man reported the theft of $1,050 of items from the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue between noon and 4 p.m. Sept. 20. He reported as missing a Meade Starfinder telescope, valued at $1,000, and a wooden porch swing, valued at $50.
Stevens’ close friend turns star witness
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A longtime friend of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens crossed the powerful lawmaker Tuesday and testified that he gave the Republican senator thousands of dollars in gifts. The fiercely loyal Stevens gave no indication he even saw former fishing and drinking buddy Bill Allen enter the courtroom, and the two men barely looked at each other as Allen testified about the expensive gifts he gave Stevens during their 26-year friendship.
White Sox moving on
Thome’s blast dooms Twins, 1-0
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Jim Thome and Ken Griffey Jr. have been waiting years for a shot at the World Series. For the first time in more than a century, Chicago has two chances at a championship. A big swing by Thome, a strong throw from Griffey and the marvelous pitching of John Danks helped the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 1-0, on Tuesday night to decide a winner finally in the AL Central.
Keegan: Quigley taking it all in
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Just about every week, Kansas University running back Angus Quigley’s coach tells reporters the key to him becoming a better running back is learning to run with his pads lower. It doesn’t sound complicated. Why not just do it?
Not a ‘bailout’
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The media and the U.S. House of Representatives have left the American economy in shambles by calling the current financial crisis a “Wall Street bailout.”
$28M settlement reached in Big Dig suit
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
The family of a woman killed when a Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapsed has reached a settlement of $28 million with 15 entities named in a wrongful death lawsuit. The settlement was announced Tuesday by attorneys for the husband and three adult children of Milena Del Valle. She died in July 2006 when part of a tunnel ceiling collapsed on her car.
Slow Food’ advocate to sign books at KU
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Chef Kurt Michael Friese is making a quick trip to Lawrence about slow food.
Venus wins in Germany
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Venus Williams made a successful return to the Porsche Grande Prix after 10 years, advancing to the second round by beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-1, 6-2, on Tuesday.
Menard leaving DEI
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Paul Menard is heading to Yates Racing at the end of the season in a switch certain to hurt Dale Earnhardt Inc. DEI is losing both a driver and a sponsor.
Network for seniors sets legislative forum
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Interagency Network for Aging will be host to a legislative forum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The forum will be moderated by Judy Bellome, CEO of Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care.
Senate plans vote today on amended bailout plan
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
A day after an emergency financial rescue plan collapsed in the House of Representatives, the Senate scheduled a vote today on an amended plan that includes tax cuts for businesses and renewable energy, a higher ceiling on federal bank deposit insurance and a fix to the alternative minimum income tax that forces millions of Americans to pay higher individual income taxes.
Author of boxing book to sign copies at KU
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
George Kimball will present a reading and sign copies of his book, “Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing,” from 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the KU Bookstores at the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus.
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
You are able to ask questions and find answers this year. You will feel empowered. Through exploration and your curiosity, you could change your direction and choices. If you are single, you will grow and gain through a relationship. 2009 might produce a very special bond, if you are ready. If you are attached, your relationship revolves more than usual around security and home.
Recruit to visit Memphis
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Thomas Robinson, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound high school senior power forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., will take his second of three official campus visits this weekend. Robinson, who attended KU’s national championship ring banquet on Sept. 19, will travel to the University of Memphis with fellow KU target Xavier Henry. Robinson is slated to visit Southern California on Oct. 17-18.
Europe to require 12 events
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Golfers on the European Tour will have to play 12 tournaments next year instead of 11 to stay a member on the Tour. The European Tour’s Tournament Committee voted Tuesday to make the change in advance of the start of the lucrative new $10 million Race To Dubai in 2009.
World leaders point fingers at US
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Astounded by the U.S. government’s failure to resolve the financial crisis threatening the foundations of the global free market, fingers of blame are pointing at America from around the planet. Latin American leaders say the U.S. must quickly fix the financial crisis it created before the rest of the world’s hard-won economic gains are lost.
Museum to probe long-term operating strategy
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
A museum expert is working with the Watkins Community Museum of History to assess its operation and develop a long-range plan. Jean Svadlenak, of Kansas City, Mo., was hired as a consultant several weeks ago to determine how the museum can improve and determine what the community wants it to be. She also is a former adjunct faculty member at Kansas University.
Broncos shelve receiver
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Denver Broncos placed wide receiver Clifford Russell on injured reserve Tuesday and signed free-agent wide receiver Glenn Martinez. Russell sprained his neck on kickoff coverage in the fourth quarter of the Broncos’ 33-19 loss at Kansas City on Sunday.
Brandon Woods workers named specialists
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence, recently released a list of associates who completed the Geriatric Resource Specialist Program offered by Central Plains Geriatric Education Center and Kansas University Medical Center.
Piniella’s pact renewed
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Manager Lou Piniella plans to stick with the Chicago Cubs for a while. The Cubs picked up the option on Piniella’s contract for 2010 on Tuesday, a day before the NL Central champions open the playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 65-year-old Piniella guided the Cubs to a 97-64 record, the best mark in the league.
Giroux takes 9th; KU men’s golf 7th
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Blake Giroux shot a final-round 73 to turn in the first top-10 finish of his Kansas University golf career, and the Jayhawks placed seventh Tuesday at the Cardinal Intercollegiate at the Cardinal Club. Giroux shot 69-68-73-210 to tie for ninth.
Pushing Daisies’ has its charms
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
Special-effects technology can create any illusion. But with so much potential for imaginative brilliance, why do half the shows and movies look like “Knight Rider” (7 p.m., NBC)? Am I the only one tired of watching cars explode?
Do the math: One-in-four chance McCain may not survive 2nd term
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C10
If John McCain is elected and goes on to win a second term, there’s as much as a one-in-four chance America could see its first woman president - Sarah Palin. It’s actuarial math. The odds highly favor either McCain or Barack Obama completing a first term in good health. After that, McCain’s odds are still fairly solid, but his chances of dying or being in poor health go up faster than Obama’s, mainly because of his age.
Alternate theory
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: On the front page on Sept. 24, NASA scientist James Hansen accused fossil fuel companies of being guilty of “crimes against humanity and nature” due to carbon dioxide emissions causing global warming.
Another crisis
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I listened to the Obama and McCain debate Friday night. These thoughts occurred to me.
T financing
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I cannot help but notice the number of “Vote Yes for the T” signs throughout Lawrence lately and wonder what exactly “the T” has to offer our community?
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s football team learned injured cornerback Kendrick Harper likely will be in the lineup for the Jayhawks’ 11:30 a.m. matchup with Iowa State Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Harper, who hasn’t played since leaving the Jayhawks’ victory over Louisiana Tech following a head-first collision, has been practicing at full-speed since last week and likely will provide a welcome addition to the team’s secondary unit, which has struggled in the team’s past two games.
Cooking with pears
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C2
Now that a variety of pears have come into season, here are some recipe ideas.
Chuck Woodling’s Big 12 notebook
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B4
One national writer dubbed Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford and Manuel Johnson as “arguably the nation’s most electrifying pass-catch duo” after Bradford threw for a personal-best 411 yards and Johnson produced a school-record 206 yards receiving with three touchdowns in the Sooners’ 35-10 victory over TCU.
KU warns students against phone scam
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Telephone calls pretending to be from Kansas University’s Comptroller’s Office asking students to dial a 1-800 number and update banking information are fake. The university would never contact students in that manner, according to information from Jill Jess, a university spokeswoman.
Kiffin finally fired in Oakland
Raiders name offensive line aide Cable interim coach
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
When Al Davis finally broke his silence about Lane Kiffin on the day he fired his coach, he had plenty to say in response to the one-sided verbal attack Kiffin had been launching at the organization for months. Davis detailed acts of what he called insubordination by Kiffin, read a warning letter he gave his coach more than two weeks ago and said he made the decision to fire Kiffin on Tuesday because the coach was “a flat-out liar.”
Sampson disputes Indiana
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kelvin Sampson believes Indiana has it all wrong. A day after the school accused Sampson and his staff of withholding information and concealing impermissible phone calls, the former Indiana coach rebutted those allegations Tuesday in a tersely worded one-paragraph statement sent out by his publicist, Matt Kramer.
Health risks can be lowered at any age
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
The chances of coming down with a life-threatening disease change in some surprising ways across someone’s life span, according to the editors of Consumer Reports On Health. CR On Health’s analysis of the age-related mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other sources found, for example, that firearms kill more teenagers than all natural causes combined.
Coach makes solid initial impression
Tonganoxie High assistant soccer coach Kroll known simply as ‘Coach K’
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B5
Ask a Tonganoxie High soccer player what he thinks about Brian Kroll, and he likely will stare blankly back at you, clueless about whom you’re talking. Ask a Chieftain about “Coach K,” though, and he will gush about the THS assistant soccer coach’s knowledge of the game and his ability to transfer that wisdom to the players.
Top comebacks: Lee, Lidge
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Pitchers Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians and Brad Lidge of the Philadelphia Phillies were honored Tuesday as baseball’s Comeback Players of the Year. Lee went 22-3 with an American League-leading 2.54 earned-run average. The previous season, he was 5-8 with a 6.29 ERA and was demoted to the minor leagues. Lidge was a perfect 41-for-41 in save opportunities as the Phillies’ closer. In 2007, he converted just 19 of 27 for the Houston Astros.
Crisis answers not simple
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A9
There are so many things about the sub-prime mortgage crisis, Wall Street’s massive financial troubles, and the bizarre politics of the federal government’s bailout attempts, that it is really very difficult to know where to begin to question how and why this whole thing happened.
19th and Ohio repairs to slow, divert traffic
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
Scheduled pavement-repair work will be expected to cause traffic detours and delays today and Thursday in the area of 19th and Ohio streets. Contractors are scheduled to start work today on a project to repair pavement at the intersection. The pavement problem allows water to pool in the area - particularly at a patch in a crosswalk - and the repairs will be expected to improve drainage.
Exhibit to raise abuse awareness
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A4
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Clothesline Project is giving abused women the opportunity to share their experiences. For the entire month, more than 500 T-shirts designed by victims or their significant others to represent their experiences will be on display at two locations. From today to Oct. 15, they will be at Body Boutique Fitness Center, 2330 Yale Road.
Obama, McCain seek political gain in credit crisis
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C10
White House rivals John McCain and Barack Obama combined televised attack ads with statesmanlike appeals for bipartisanship on Tuesday as they vied for political gain in the shadow of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
AIG bailout revives call for regulator
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
The multibillion-dollar implosion of insurance giant American International Group (AIG) has state and federal officials pointing fingers of blame at each other. Who should have raised alarms that the company, which had to be rescued with an $85 billion federal bailout, was in trouble?
Pirates celebrate Muslim holiday on ship
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
Somali pirates said Tuesday they celebrated a Muslim holiday aboard a hijacked freighter and denied reports that three comrades were killed in a shootout on the vessel, which is being closely watched by a half-dozen U.S. warships.
Culinary gold: Lawrence family swears by bountiful crop of Asian pears
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Apples are apples, and pears are pears. But what is a pear that looks like an apple? An Asian pear - nicknamed the apple pear, of course.
Sweet and Salty Popcorn
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Popcorn can be a healthful, high-fiber snack, provided you use a reduced-fat brand, which is also often lower in sodium.
Enjoy it now, Big 12
League flying high, but cannibalism will strike soon
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Big 12 should suspend the season temporarily and take a giant group photo, because there may never be a week like this again. The conference has the nation’s top-ranked team, Oklahoma, four schools ranked in the top seven, six teams ranked in the top 25 and nine quarterbacks ranked in the top 20 of this week’s NCAA pass-efficiency statistics.
Join ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ for fall flavors
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Pumpkin and Winter Squash: Fall Recipes with Nancy O’Connor.”
Abuse alert
Animal abuse is tragic in itself, but it also is a serious warning sign of other psychological problems.
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
You don’t need to be a cat lover to be concerned about what is happening in the 3200 block of West Ninth Street and perhaps in other parts of Lawrence.
High school sports notebook
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B5
According to figures released by the Kansas State High School Activities Association, Lawrence High has 1,267 students. That’s 179 more than Free State High’s 1,088. Free State, in fact, is now the third smallest school in Class 6A, the highest KSHSAA classification. Among 6A schools, only Blue Valley High (1,085) and Wichita Campus (1,074) have fewer students than Free State.
Study: Voting could be hazardous, so be careful
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Could voting for president be hazardous to your health? An analysis of Election Day traffic deaths dating back to Jimmy Carter’s 1976 win suggests yes, but the authors say that’s no reason not to go to the polls. The study found that on average, 24 more people died in car crashes during voting hours on presidential election days than on other October and November Tuesdays.
Pump patrol
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.22 at several locations.
Iraqi forces win more control and lose lives
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A2
The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25.
Economic crisis threatens global status
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A8
The mounting financial crisis isn’t just going to hurt our pocketbooks, job prospects and retirement funds. This mess - and how it gets worked out - will also have a powerful impact on America’s ability to exert leadership abroad.
Biden being Biden
Obama campaign brushes off gaffes by VP candidate
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C10
Introducing Sen. Barack Obama at a rally in Detroit on Sunday, his running mate did not hold back. “John McCain said he’d follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell,” said Sen. Joe Biden. “Well, let me tell you something: President Barack Obama will follow him to where he lives and then send him to hell.”
Bulger back as starter
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Marc Bulger is the St. Louis Rams’ starting quarterback again in one of Jim Haslett’s first moves as their new coach. Backup Trent Green started Sunday’s 31-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Scott Linehan’s final game as coach. Bulger was back with the starters in practice Tuesday.
Electric company helps fund Special Olympics
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
Stanion Wholesale Electric Co., which has a location at 2958 Four Wheel Drive, recently completed its eighth annual Charity Golf Classic for Special Olympics. This year’s event was at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor and raised $77,500, bringing the eight-year total to $614,000 to help thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities participate in sports programs across the state.
Deadline approaches for Holiday Art Fair entries
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence Art Guild is accepting entries for its Holiday Art Fair, which will take place Dec. 6 at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
LHS tennis second
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team took second place Tuesday in the Olathe Northwest triangular. Jaimie Jarrett and Julia Harris each went 1-1 in singles; Morgan Manger and Brittany Long were 2-0 in doubles, and Jordan Payne and Elizabeth Simons were 1-1. Olathe Northwest won with seven points, followed by LHS with five and Olathe North with zero.
Home-buying seminar at KU Credit Union
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
KU Credit Union will conduct a home-buying seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at its 3400 W. Sixth St. branch. Beth Cordova from Farm Bureau Insurance will talk about insurance in the home-buying process, and Steve LaRue from McGrew Real Estate will discuss the Realtor’s perspective on buying a home.
Seabury volleyball notches win No. 3
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B3
Bishop Seabury Academy’s volleyball team woke up Tuesday with just two victories in 20 matches this season. The Seahawks went to bed with victory No. 3 under their pillows. At its third home triangular of the season, Seabury defeated Kansas School for the Deaf, 25-17 and 25-20, and fell to Cair Paravel, 25-22, 25-13, in the nightcap.
Merger details lacking as vote nears
Voters to decide sales tax issues without knowing new bus routes
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A1
Voters won’t be armed with many details about a proposed merger of the Kansas University and city bus systems when they decide a pair of key transit-related sales tax issues on Nov. 4. In fact, there’s no guarantee that such a merger will happen, even if voters approve the two sales tax questions.
Future of Sunni militias a test of whether Iraq is on path to peace
October 1, 2008 in print edition on A10
The scars left by the violence that ravaged the Fadl district of central Baghdad are everywhere in this former Sunni Muslim insurgent bastion. The balconies are collapsed, and the building columns, decimated by gunfire, look like chewed apple cores. Garbage is strewn throughout the streets, and there’s little or no electricity.
Bryant, Gasol may sit
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol might sit out some of the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason games after a hectic offseason. Bryant helped lead the United States to a victory over Gasol and Spain in the gold medal game in the Summer Olympics.
Absorbent, Ink ranked a best place to work
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B9
Counselor magazine ranked Absorbent, Ink, 1310 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence, 48th in its top 50 best places to work in the promotional products industry out of 25,000 distributors and suppliers. “We are pleased to have built a work environment that has been selected as one of the best places to work,” said Lee Eldridge, president of Absorbent, Ink. “We are so proud of what our incredible family of employees has accomplished.”
Measures cut costs on food budget
October 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
Create a food budget - prepare a budget by figuring out how much money you spend each month on food from all sources. Figure out how you can spend less money total each month by packing lunches, buying in bulk, buying sale items, cooking from scratch, wasting less and eating out less often.
Edwards: Winning good for all the Chiefs
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
Going almost a year without winning can play tricks on a man’s mind. Just ask coach Herm Edwards, who had trouble sleeping Sunday night after his Kansas City Chiefs halted a franchise-record 12-game losing streak with a 33-19 victory over Denver.
Red Sox nation starting to wear thin
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
OK, I’ll give the Red Sox the whole nation thing. Hard not to after following Boston through the playoffs last year and watching the throngs of faithful who always seem to show up no matter where they’re playing. The one enduring moment of a short World Series in Denver last year was the sight of maybe 5,000 of them gathered above the dugout chanting, cheering and calling player’s names long after the Red Sox finished their sweep of the Rockies.
The coachable coach
Ex-KU running back McAnderson sharing his knowledge
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B1
High school football practice is creeping toward the finish line, and the rookie assistant coach is gathering up one, two, three, four footballs and carrying them off the field because that is what rookie assistant coaches do. They start at the bottom.
People in the news
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Janet Jackson released from hospital¢ Spider-Man still backs Colbert¢ Joel to aid clammer’s kin with funeral costs¢ Winfrey’s mother countersues over bill¢ McCready to serve time for probation violation
Yankees’ GM staying
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Brian Cashman is staying on as general manager of the New York Yankees, agreeing to a three-year contract that runs through 2011. The Yankees missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 1993. Cashman took over as GM in 1997.
Late-season surge gives Royals hope
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Kansas City Royals bumbled through August, with poor pitching, weak hitting, and even botched popups turning another disappointing season downright ugly.Then came September.
WVU players plead guilty
October 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
West Virginia basketball players Joe Mazzulla and Cam Thoroughman have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a July scuffle with police at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.The two were charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness Monday in Pittsburgh Municipal Court. Other charges were dropped.