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Vice Presidential Debate Downtown Delights KU volleyball vs. K-State
Who won the vice presidential debate?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sen. Joe Biden
Gov. Sarah Palin
Their performances were equal.
Total 3281
What will you be focusing on in tonight's vice presidential candidate debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin?

Poll results

Response Percent
What they have to say about the issues.
I won’t be watching.
How they project their personalities.
How the candidates interact with each other.
I’m not sure.
How they support their running mate.
Total 630

All stories

Kansas secondary looking to improve against Iowa State
October 2, 2008
The Kansas football team is only a day away from it’s first Big 12 test of the season. KU completed it’s non-con schedule ranked 76th nationally in pass defense. Following a 13-day break, however, members of the Kansas secondary won’t accept another sub-par performance.
Lion soccer squad holds off Trojans
October 2, 2008
The Lawrence High soccer team defeated the Topeka High Trojans by a final score of 2-0.
Thursday, October 2 weather at 10 p.m.
October 2, 2008
The forecast for Friday, October 3 calls for a high of 74 with a low around 40.
KU soccer squad preparing for Texas Tech
October 2, 2008
The Kansas soccer team preparing for Friday’s Big 12 home opener with Texas Tech.
Jayhawks ready for conference play after bye week
October 2, 2008
On Saturday, the Jayhawks take on Iowa State in Aimes. For the ‘Hawks, it’s their first contest in two weeks. Last Saturday, Mark Mangino’s team worked on things during the bye week.
Biden, Palin square off in vice presidential debate
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A1
Under intense scrutiny, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stood her ground Thursday night against a vastly more experienced Joe Biden, debating the economy, energy and global warming, then challenging him on Iraq, “especially with your son in the National Guard.”
Olathe North defeats Lawrence High
Lions fall, 41-7
08:05 p.m., October 2, 2008 Updated 08:05 p.m.
Lawrence High loses to Olathe North, 41-7.
KU’s steam whistle offers shorter blasts in compromise
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Kansas University whistle has returned to campus, but it’s lost a little steam. Since the whistle was turned back on Sept. 8 - after not blowing since the semester began in August - its duration was reduced from five seconds to approximately 3.5 seconds.
Former church youth leader testifies in indecent liberties case
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B10
A former Lawrence church youth leader accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl said Thursday in his defense the two did not have sexual intercourse until after she turned 16.
Lawrence company receives grants to study brain chemistry
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B9
A Lawrence technology company is using grants to help pay for continued studies of mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain.
Get Down Town party to close New Hampshire Street
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Motorists beginning on Friday morning will start to see the signs of a two-day downtown party.
House fire causes $180,000 to $200,000 in damage
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Multiple county emergency fire crews put out a house fire at 1448 E. 100 Road, northwest of Lawrence, after an initial call came into to police dispatch about 2 p.m.
Flap over Sen. Pine’s residency spills over to wife’s term on board
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
A political flap over the residency of State Sen. Roger Pine has now spilled over to his wife’s previous service on the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Lawrence toddler finally gets liver transplant, and ‘it’s working beautifully’
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
The call finally came for the little east Lawrence girl who has been fighting for her life.
Woman won’t be charged with aggravated assault
11:54 a.m., October 2, 2008 Updated 03:18 p.m.
Prosecutors said there’s insufficient evidence to proceed with charges against a 24-year-old Lawrence woman who was arrested Wednesday for felony aggravated assault and theft.
Chairwoman-elect for Lawrence Chamber of Commerce no longer works for bank
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B9
Bonnie Lowe, a former Lawrence mayor who is poised to become chairwoman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce in January, no longer is president of the Lawrence market for Landmark National Bank.
Sebelius answers GOP criticism about time spent campaigning for Obama
Governor has visited nine states in September; Obama campaign pays for travel
October 2, 2008
Kansas Republican Party officials have been criticizing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ campaign over her travel on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
KU student killed in single-vehicle accident
12:55 a.m., October 2, 2008 Updated 03:56 p.m. in print edition on A3
Shortly after midnight, emergency crews responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sunchase Drive, north of the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence. One person died at the scene.
Resources abound for local produce
October 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
There is a question that comes in to the garden hot line over the course of the year that is always a little different, but with a familiar ring. “Where can I find __?” The fill-in items range from plants to cowpeas to pumpkin patches.
Lawrence faces physical Eagles
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
From the frying pan into the fire goes Lawrence High’s football team. Last week the Lions faced one of the Sunflower League’s elite in Shawnee Mission Northwest. This time it’s another league power in Olathe North.
US debate expected to overshadow Canada’s
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Canada’s top five political leaders will face off in an election debate today, but their stiffest competition may come from the U.S. vice presidential candidates.
Woman testifies she had illicit sex with church youth director
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
He was a mentor, a trusted youth leader, but on Wednesday a 24-year-old woman took the stand in Douglas County District Court, describing an inappropriate sexual relationship she said the man had with her, beginning when she was 15 years old.
Fundraiser to aid exchange students
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board will have a community fund-raising event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Williams House, 700 Calif.
Pump patrol
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.20 at several locations.
Stakes high in VP debate
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A6
Sarah Palin must sound authoritative and authentic. Joe Biden must sound informed and inoffensive. Both need to reach through the television to connect with middle America. With Wall Street gyrating and voter interest skyrocketing, Thursday night’s televised contest stands as an oddity: a vice presidential debate that could actually matter.
Body Boutique aids breast-cancer fight
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
Body Boutique and Color Studio, 2330 Yale, Lawrence, will collect donations in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.
Where’s the fire?
12:00 a.m., October 2, 2008 Updated 10:51 a.m. in print edition on A7
To the editor: After reading the comments of our congressional delegation about the bailout bill vote, I think we should be glad they are not our local volunteer fire department. If your house was on fire and they arrived, I can imagine the conversation going like this:
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 10.25 cents to $6.6975; December corn lost 3.5 cents to $4.84; December oats added 5.5 cents to $3.215; November soybeans added 8 cents to $10.53.
Get it right
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Wednesday’s column by Mike Hoeflich was correct. He asked us to pause and consider the consequences of a bailout. He asked us to understand financial instruments cooked up to look like something other than what they were.
AP Poll: Obama pulls away to 7-point lead
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Barack Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that underscores the mounting concerns of some McCain backers.
Dodgers’ power dooms Cubs
L.A. opens series with 7-2 victory in Chicago
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their winning postseason ways to the Los Angeles Dodgers - and Wrigley Field.
Event to celebrate book on Kansas landscapes
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas Land Trust will have a special event to celebrate the release of the book “The Nature of Kansas Lands” during an event today at Kansas University.
Residents admitted to Kansas Bar
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Kansas Bar Association recently announced the addition of 180 new admittees to the Kansas Bar.
Congress must protect furious public
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
We are waist deep in evasions because one cannot talk sense about the cultural roots of the financial crisis without transgressing this cardinal principle of politics: Never shall be heard a discouraging word about the public.
Report ties Pakistan spy agency to Taliban
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
Western intelligence agencies have long suspected that elements of Pakistan’s spy service have aided the Taliban in Afghanistan, but a Spanish government report leaked to the media appears to be the first published assessment that spells out such cooperation.
Remote logon helps victim find thief
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
A laptop thief got caught - after the computer owner tracked him remotely.
Phillies hold on, nudge Brewers, 3-1
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Cole Hamels was so dominant, the Milwaukee Brewers were glad to see Brad Lidge come in. The switch to their perfect closer nearly cost the Philadelphia Phillies.
City wood-chip sale set to begin today
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
Area residents will have the chance to buy wood chips in bulk this week from the city of Lawrence.
Inefficient T
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The people who support tax increases to fund the T are trying to shape the issue as a vote either for or against public transportation, which is far from the real issue. The issue is should voters increase taxes to fund the current system.
On the record
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating an incident in which a 37-year-old Lawrence woman was battered by a 19-year-old woman about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
Palin-Biden bout is must-see reality TV
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
Politics meets reality television as Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meet in the vice presidential debate (8 p.m., CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC America, Telemundo).
Last czar declared victim of repression
October 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
The last czar and his family were victims of political repression, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, formally restoring the Romanov name and furthering a Kremlin effort to encourage patriotism by celebrating the country’s czarist past.
Stock losses take heavy toll on retirement savings
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
So close and yet so far. It’s a frustration being felt by Americans who thought the finish line to their working life was almost in sight.
No room to hide
Holt becoming difference-maker on ‘D’
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s one of the more obscure statistics in football - fumbles caused per game. So it’s only fitting that one of Kansas University’s stealth starters ranks second among all Football Bowl Subdivision players in knocking the football loose. His name is James Holt, a senior linebacker from Altus, Okla. And his game is playing as hard as he can on every play, no matter what the situation.
Past and future
It’s the perfect time for the Douglas County Historical Society to consider a dynamic new direction for its community museum.
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Watkins Community Museum of History knows a lot about this area’s past, but it hasn’t always done as good a job of looking to the future.
Candidates tackle senior issues
Transportation, low property taxes seen as vital to quality of life
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
Public transportation and property taxes. Those were the two main topics that came up time and time again when discussing the needs of Douglas County seniors during a legislative forum Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library. About 45 people attended.
Downtown delights: Colorful flora thrives in Lawrence during cooler autumn months
October 2, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence is one of those rare gems. You probably know this already, and that is why you chose to live, work, earn an education, raise children or retire here. One of the quintessential assets that makes Lawrence a unique and coveted breed of town is our thriving, pedestrian-friendly, eccentric shopping experience.
Not safer
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I disagree with Chuck Soules’ contention that roundabouts are the right solution for many intersections. I will agree that roundabouts CAN work efficiently in some situations if constructed properly, but most of the roundabouts in Lawrence work no better than four-way stop signs.
Closest friends rejoice in victory
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
Chris Hutchens and Dane Ogden admitted their chances to win one of these Kansas Golf Association tournaments were dwindling with each passing year.
General: Troops needed in Afghanistan now
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and its allies should rush more troops “as quickly as possible” to Afghanistan, the top American commander in that country said Wednesday, warning that the fighting could worsen before it get better.
Boyda, Jenkins debate over war, taxes
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
From the war in Iraq to tax policy, U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, and her Republican challenger State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, also of Topeka, verbally sparred Wednesday over numerous issues affecting voters in the 2nd Congressional District. Jenkins faces Boyda in the Nov. 4 election to represent the district that includes west Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan and most of southeast Kansas.
Lawrence resident named to state board
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
Jessica Schwartz, Lawrence, was appointed to the Kansas Statewide Independent Living Council by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Commission OKs easement change
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Commission on Wednesday evening agreed to vacate part of a utility easement for a property owner at Clinton Lake Estates west of Lawrence.
Irish may demand stock for bank bailout
October 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
A day after announcing the guarantee of bank deposits for two years, the Irish government on Wednesday said it may demand stock from any bank that needs its assistance.
LHS tennis team prevails
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s tennis team defeated Shawnee Mission West, 3-1, and lost by the same score to SM Northwest and Blue Valley West on Wednesday at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 2, 1908: “The surveying party of the Interurban Construction Co. yesterday reached Topeka on the first survey of an electric line route between Lawrence and the capital city.
Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12%
October 2, 2008 in print edition on C8
Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.
AIDS virus origin traced to 100 years ago
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A8
The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests.
Jayhawks drop five-set heartbreaker to KSU
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University volleyball team scratched and clawed its way closer to earning a victory against a ranked Big 12 opponent Wednesday night at Horejsi Center. But getting closer didn’t ease the pain of a third straight conference loss.
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
You can and will make a difference both professionally and personally this year. Your values - not only financially, but also emotionally - come into play. You recognize your self-worth. If you are single, you discover just how magnetic and desirable you are.
Campaign brings awareness to ‘astronomical’ cost of schooling
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A5
Danita Long, 43, is a senior education major at Baker University in Baldwin City. She’s financing her schooling, and because the costs are so high, her freshman daughter, Jessica Long, is paying her own way to attend Baker.
Rivera a Draddy semifinalist
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas University senior linebacker Mike Rivera was named as one of 57 Football Bowl Subdivision semifinalists for the 2008 Draddy Trophy, as announced Wednesday by the by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Bay’s blast lifts Bosox past Angels
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jason Bay hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off John Lackey in the sixth inning, and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-1, on Wednesday night in the opener of their AL playoff series.
County candidate public forum tonight
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A3
Candidates for two seats on the Douglas County Commission will answer questions tonight at a public forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Chamber announces ribbon cuttings
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has announced that the following ribbon cuttings will be conducted in the month of October:
Boise rips Louisiana Tech
No. 17 Broncos roll to 38-3 victory
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kellen Moore threw for two touchdowns, and D.J. Harper rushed for two more to lead No. 17 Boise State to a 38-3 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 2, 2008 in print edition on A7
Efforts to meet black students’ demands for changes at Lawrence High School were being delayed by a lack of cooperation from the students, LHS principal Bill Medley told the school board.
A road map for turbulent financial times
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B7
In the 1950 movie “All About Eve,” actress Bette Davis slyly uttered a memorable line: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
Our town sports
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
A listing of camps and tournaments in and around Lawrence.
Mayer: KU duo must earn it
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B1
A couple ex-Kansas basketball players who went astray got off reasonably cheap - if you’re rich enough to consider a $20,000 fine cheap. They may think they’ve escaped the woodshed of public displeasure since they got no NBA suspensions. But the jury is still out for Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers with members of a very special fraternity of which they’re a part: Former players who are justifiably covetous of the prestige of the program and their school.
People in the news
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Questions raised about moderator’s impartiality¢ Celebs getting out the vote¢ Rapper kicks off voter registration tour¢ Women’s shelter cuts Bernhard after bad joke¢ No Phish tale: Jam band announces shows
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
October 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
¢ Meier keeps eye on playing in NFL¢ Jayhawks set for first morning start¢ Special teams return woes don’t worry Mangino