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Who is your favorite player to watch on KU's defense?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Rivera
 
31%
Darrell Stuckey
 
28%
Joe Mortensen
 
20%
James Holt
 
9%
Jake Laptad
 
5%
Chris Harris
 
2%
Justin Thornton
 
2%
Other
 
0%
Total 203
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University football fans cheer during the Jayhawks' early-season victory against Louisiana-Monroe at Memorial Stadium. Sales of athletic apparel is big business in Lawrence, both from licensed and unlicensed vendors. Being able to tell the difference is at the heart of a lawsuit that pits Kansas Athletics Inc. versus Joe-College.com. Mangino at center of drive to silence obscene chant at KU football games
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will ask football fans this week to stop yelling an obscene chant after kickoffs.
6:00 a.m.
Kent Smalter, center, who has ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, talks about his new leg braces and how they enable him to walk more. From left, at Smalter's home, are KU senior Brandon Hidaka; Angela Nascimento, Smalter's partner; and KU senior Michael Jaquay. Hidaka and Jaquay are members of SALSA, a group that helps people with ALS. Student group devotes time and energy to helping those with Lou Gehrig’s disease
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Angela Nascimento helps feed and dress 57-year-old Kent Smalter every day.That’s because her partner of 11 years has ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a neurological disease that causes progressive muscular atrophy.
2:00 p.m.
Merits of sales taxes for transit debated
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County typically doesn’t support sales taxes because they’re seen as regressive, said Carrie Lindsey, president of the league. But for public transportation, the league will make an exception. The organization has long supported public transportation, citing it is as an essential city service, Lindsey said.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas fans go wild against North Carolina in the first half on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Sporting News ranks Lawrence at No. 15 for best sports city
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s the year in sports that keeps on giving.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior Lauren Keith, center, hoists a Nader and Gonzalez '08 sign as independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader takes the stage for a rally Thursday at Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.. Nader spoke with contempt for Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama and the recent bailout. Left of Keith is Wichita resident Elijah Moore, and to the right are KU juniors Bryan Dykman, Westwood, and senior Nick Mangiaracina, Lenexa. Fans flock to Nader rally
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader in Lawrence called Congress “cowardly” Thursday for passing last week’s $700 billion financial bailout bill. “Wall Street stuffed Washington into the barrel and rolled it,” he said during a speech at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

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Arthur investigation re-opened by school district
October 9, 2008
The Dallas Independent School District has re-opened an investigation into alleged improper grade changes for former Kansas University basketball player Darrell Arthur at South Oak Cliff High School, Dallas TV station WFAA reported Thursday.
Thursday, October 9 weather at 10 p.m.
October 9, 2008
The forecast for Friday, October 10 calls for a high of 80 with a low around 50.
Piper Pirates play HyVee High School Game of the Week
October 9, 2008
The Piper Pirates take center stage on Friday night in the HyVee High School Game of the Week. The team traveled to Perry for the game.
KU football gears up for Colorado
October 9, 2008
The Kansas football team is less than 48 hours away from playing its first conference home game of the year. On Saturday, the Jayhawks will welcome Colorado to Memorial Stadium.
Local salons raise funds for cancer awareness
October 9, 2008
A Lawrence salon is thinking pink and hoping you’ll do the same. The salons are taking part in a unique fundraiser during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fans flock to Nader rally
Presidential candidate attacks bailout bill, 2-party system
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader in Lawrence called Congress “cowardly” Thursday for passing last week’s $700 billion financial bailout bill. “Wall Street stuffed Washington into the barrel and rolled it,” he said during a speech at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
Olathe North downs Free State, 35-7
October 9, 2008
Olathe North emerged victorious in Sunflower League football action in Olathe.
Parachutists to practice Thursday night for drop-in at Saturday’s game
October 9, 2008
Saturday’s Kansas University football game against Colorado will feature a pre-game parachute drop, KU spokesman Todd Cohen said Thursday.
Survey finds Lawrence’s rainy-day fund not as large as most
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
As storm clouds darken on the national economy, a new survey reveals the city’s rainy-day fund is not as large as most.
Kelley Hunt to perform Saturday at De Soto blues fest
October 9, 2008
Larry Dean and the Stranger Creek Band have played venues as varied as a Burger King dining room and county fairs, but the band’s front man said its performance tonight Friday would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Topeka company looks to fill void left when county quit funding adult day care center
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Karen Crusinbery spent last month trying to find an adult day care center where she could take her elderly mother. The search was necessary because day care services at the Lawrence Senior Center, operated by Douglas County Senior Services, closed Oct. 1. It was a victim of county budget cuts.
Lawrence Virtual School leader defends quality of students’ educations
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Virtual School is a growing reality.
Vehicles being burglarized, vandalized on KU campus
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
STAY OUT YOU FREAKS.It’s a message etched into the dirt on the back window of Kansas University freshman Alex Hubbard’s Jeep, which was burglarized twice in the last several weeks.
KU Cancer Center picks up $1 million donation for new professorship
New position would oversee drug trials
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
A $1 million donation will help the Kansas University Cancer Center fund a new professorship for cancer drug trials.
De Soto schools locked down after mistaken report of kidnapping
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
A mistaken report of a kidnapping Thursday afternoon led to lockdowns in two De Soto schools.
Neighbors of proposed industrial park near Farmers Turnpike file lawsuit, say city acted illegally
Industrial park planned near Lecompton interchange
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
The battle over a proposed industrial park near the Lecompton interchange of the Kansas Turnpike is being waged on a new front.
Dow industrials fall over 600 points, below 9,000
03:16 p.m., October 9, 2008 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading today, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 600 points to their lowest level in five years after a major credit ratings agency said it was considering cutting its rating on General Motors Corp. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell more than 6 percent.
Sporting News ranks Lawrence at No. 15 for best sports city
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s the year in sports that keeps on giving.
KU sends students video of Mangino asking for end to explicit chant
October 9, 2008
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino asked students to stop an obscene football chant today.
Victim’s family files wrongful death suit in connection with 2006 hit-and-run
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A man convicted in a 2006 hit-and-run accident that killed a Kansas University student who was walking across Kentucky Street faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s father.
Science Fair informational meeting planned for tonight
October 9, 2008
The Lawrence public schools and the Douglas County Science Fair Association host a science fair information night for teachers, parents and students.
Spirited week of community and philanthropic activities to lead up to KU Homecoming
Homecoming plans ‘Hail to the Hawks’
October 9, 2008
Homecoming at Kansas University this year will seek to unite the university and surrounding communities in celebration and philanthropy, organizers said.
Secretary of state urges Kansans to vote in historic election
October 9, 2008
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh on Thursday urged Kansans to register to vote and cast a ballot in what will be a historic election.
KU student arrested on charges of aggravated burglary
01:23 a.m., October 9, 2008 Updated 05:38 a.m.
Lawrence police officers reponded to reports of an aggravated burglary on Tennessee Street early Thursday morning.
Youth movement
Pritchard stockpiles Blazers with draft picks
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
“Boy Wonder” is bringing his young, exciting Portland Trail Blazers basketball team to Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Friday night. It’s a Brandon Roy/Greg Oden/LaMarcus Aldridge-led squad expected to vie for an NBA playoff berth after last year’s respectable 41-41 campaign.
Horoscopes
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
You discover the power of creativity and how to funnel your ingenuity appropriately. A boss or someone whose judgment you care about becomes yet more favorable, and possibly could change your financial standing. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy the loosening up of feelings and the exchanges.
Pump patrol
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.96 at several locations.
Nobel spotlights fluorescent proteins
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
Three U.S.-based scientists won a Nobel Prize on Wednesday for turning a glowing green protein from jellyfish into a revolutionary way to watch the tiniest details of life within cells and living creatures. Osamu Shimomura, a Japanese citizen who works in the United States, and Americans Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien shared the chemistry prize for discovering and developing green fluorescent protein, or GFP.
Cards official Kissell dies
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
George Kissell, a former major-league coach who had been with the St. Louis Cardinals organization since 1940, has died following a car accident. He was 88.
Blacks must give up n-word
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
Dear Chris Rock: I apologize in advance for the language that will shortly follow. And yes, there is a certain irony there, given that you are one of the most profane men on the planet. Also one of the funniest.
Opus’ cartoonist bids farewell
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Berkeley Breathed is pulling the plug on his comic “Opus” after Nov. 2 and on his career as a comic strip artist. The 5-year-old Sunday comic with a political bent, which appears in the Journal-World, stars the penguin from Breathed’s classic comic “Bloom County.” It is ending just before the presidential election.
Creative concept
A development that takes advantage of the Kansas River could be a boon for North Lawrence and downtown.
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Plans to develop a riverfront area just north of the downtown Kansas River bridge have a ways to go, but the idea has some wonderful potential. City commissioners reacted positively Tuesday night to plans to redevelop an area roughly between Johnny’s Tavern and the Kansas River. The developers envision shops and restaurants and perhaps offices and residential uses - all taking advantage of the area’s proximity to the river.
Budget will force tough decisions
Candidates weigh financial issues ahead
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The 2009 Douglas County budget includes a 2.92 mill levy increase but less spending and across-the-board cuts for departments and social services. The county’s revenue picture has been rosier in past years, and the four candidates vying for two seats on the commission acknowledge that commissioners will have tough decisions ahead of them.
Bike-light law
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: On Oct. 6, the Journal-World ran a story on the front page of the Pulse section, titled “Shedding light on bicycle safety.” It was a good start on an important subject, but it didn’t tell the whole story. The article stated that a biker “can go with one or more of three general light options.”
Russia, Georgia disagree over pullback of troops
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
Russian troops pulled back from their positions outside Georgia’s breakaway province of South Ossetia but held their ground in contested areas, setting the stage for more tension between the two countries that waged war in August.
Cooler weather brings mice inside
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
As I write this, my new friend Mickey is cautiously peeking around the corner of the file cabinet, eyeing the popcorn trail that leads to the peanut butter treat I left for him. I thought he would eat the snacks hours ago. Maybe his little mouse brain is weighing the potential consequences, or maybe there is something a little suspicious about the sudden abundance of food available to him.
Business center offers sales strategy course
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center, 734 Vt., will have a seminar titled “Sales Techniques for Growing Retail Revenues” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday. Participants will learn the basic steps and critical details of making a sale and how to effectively gather consumer data and strategically connect customer buying habits with sales and marketing.
IOC to retest samples
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it would retest samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to search for a new blood-boosting drug at the center of the latest Tour de France scandals.
On the record
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Police are working to determine how a man obtained a false Social Security card and number, said Sgt. Bill Cory. Officers said the 36-year-old man was trying to open an account with a fraudulent Social Security number around 2 p.m. Friday at Douglas County Bank, 3101 Iowa. Cory said the suspect was cooperative with officers.
From seed to tree: growing a monument to time, patience
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
How many times have you been in the garden and discovered a sprouting acorn or a winged maple seed erupting into life, and muttered to yourself, “I should put that in a pot”? But then you think life’s too short to wait for a tree to grow. You might also see hundreds of oaks, maples or elms sprouting from the bumper seed crops of this year and last, and regard them merely as stubborn weeds.
Injured student released from hospital
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
One of the Baldwin High School students injured in a rollover accident Friday has been released from the hospital, and the other has been upgraded to good condition. Troy Stanley and Nick Cox, both 16, were taken by helicopter ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center after a one-car accident four miles south of Baldwin City.
Lakers coach feeling better
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson was at practice Wednesday, a day after missing the team’s preseason opener because of soreness and swelling in his lower legs. Jackson hadn’t decided whether he would travel to Fresno for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
OU’s Bradford better in no-huddle
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
Here’s the question: Does Oklahoma’s no-huddle offense make Sam Bradford better, or is the Sooners’ offense so great because he’s the guy who makes it go? It’s about as close to a riddle that can’t be solved, but one thing’s for certain: The top-ranked Sooners (5-0, 1-0) are rolling with Bradford at the controls.
Crash shows casino lure for seniors
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
The casinos run by American Indian tribes in Northern California work to attract lonely seniors on fixed incomes by offering cheap transportation on charter buses like the one that crashed over the weekend, killing eight people and injuring dozens.
Dogs on parade this weekend
Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club show begins Friday
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
It’s a little bit of Westminster in Lawrence. This weekend the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club hosts its annual dog show, which includes more than 1,000 dogs and dozens of breeds that will be on display Friday through Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Dynamic Eagles loom for FSHS
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Somewhere in the gap between the elite and the bottom-feeders in Sunflower League football sits Free State High. With a 3-2 record, the Firebirds are current middle-of-the-packers, not yet sure where they fit into the overall picture, but likely to learn late tonight. Free State will tangle with a potent Olathe North team that has only one loss, and that by a mere point to unbeaten Olathe East.
Mo. voter registration fraud suspected
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.
KU’s volleyball comeback falls short
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s volleyball team could save itself a whole lot of heartache by winning the first set against opponents. Winning the second set wouldn’t hurt, either.
Recovery group has RenFest booth
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Recovery and Hope Network Inc., 1009 N.H. Studios C and D, is running the Queen’s Pastries food booth at this year’s Renaissance Festival, which ends Monday. RAHN serves people with severe and persistent mental illness living in Douglas County. The organization works to provide a safe place for people who are in need of assistance.
Palin tactic
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Early in the vice presidential debate last week, Sarah Palin warned Joe Biden and moderator Gwen Ifill that she would answer questions and address issues on her “own terms.” She did that with an inappropriate boldness that went unchecked by the moderator. Her insistence on talking off the subject should not have been allowed in the debate.
Merits of sales taxes for transit debated
Majority of panelists say T is a must; all contend system needs improvements
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County typically doesn’t support sales taxes because they’re seen as regressive, said Carrie Lindsey, president of the league. But for public transportation, the league will make an exception. The organization has long supported public transportation, citing it is as an essential city service, Lindsey said.
Keep the T
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Thomas Langas’ letter in support of the T was certainly refreshing. As he notes, one does not expect a car dealer to come out in favor of alternatives to private vehicles for transportation. But his comments also point out how some of the first people to feel the benefits of public transportation are drivers.
Lawmaker’s son enters plea in Palin hacking
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The son of a Democratic Tennessee state legislator charged with hacking the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has pleaded not guilty. David Kernell, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., entered the plea in federal court in Knoxville on Wednesday. His father is longtime state Rep. Mike Kernell of Memphis.
Don’t sell us short against Boston, confident Rays proclaim
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Young, eager and brimming with confidence. The surprising Tampa Bay Rays spent the entire season dispelling the notion that they were too inexperienced to compete with the Boston Red Sox, and the AL East champions aren’t about to stop believing in themselves now that they’re four wins from the World Series.
Market bottom not yet in sight
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
The bear market that is ravaging investor portfolios is now one of the worst in modern U.S. history and has wiped out more than $7 trillion in shareholder value, with no bottom clearly in sight. When it stops and how far it drops, no one can predict with any accuracy - a painful uncertainty underscored by Wall Street’s giddy mood at the moment the steep descent began.
Court blocks order to free Muslims
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a judge’s decision to immediately release 17 Chinese Muslims at Guantanamo Bay into the U.S. In a one-page order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued the emergency stay at the request of the Bush administration.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
The new 46-bed wing of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, originally due to be in use by June of 1969, now was not due to be ready until September of the coming year.
Ivanovic falls at Kremlin
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia upset former top-ranked Ana Ivanovic, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4), on Wednesday in the second round of the Kremlin Cup.
Put together your own home-safety kit
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
Common items found around the house can help you evaluate whether your home is safe for children. Consumer Reports’ publication ShopSmart recommends gathering these things for a do-it-yourself home safety tool kit.
Our town sports
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
U-11 Force Second: Kaw Valley Force U-11 girls finished second in the Kansas Cup. Team members are Annelies Bourgeacq, Skylar Drum, Elaine Harris, Holly Hummel, Kierstin Hutfles, Lauren Johnson, Tori Karlin, Allie Knapp, Olivia Lemus, Sabrea Platz, Erin Ventura, Hannah Walter and Emma Wetzel. Riny de Boer is coach.
Ramirez savors success with Dodgers
Manny enjoying life in Los Angeles; just don’t ask him about Boston
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Sporting freshly trimmed, thick braids instead of his usual dreadlocks, Manny Ramirez has a slightly new look for the NL championship series to go with his reformed West Coast attitude. On the field, it’s the same old Manny. He just keeps hitting.
Guest hook
Make a spare room hospitality-central for the holidays
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
The holidays are around the corner, and this year might be the time to offer houseguests more than a couch and extra blanket. Creating an inviting guest room takes thought, time and a little money, but will take the hassle out of traveling and leave a lasting good impression.
Hamm completes repaving on U.S. 24
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Work to resurface a 7.8-mile section of U.S. Highway 24 in Jefferson County is complete. Crews from Hamm Construction Inc., of Perry, wrapped up the $1.1 million job Wednesday, and all lanes now are open to traffic, said Kim Qualls, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Lawrence listed No. 15
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Sporting News has ranked Lawrence the 15th best sports city in the United States. The complete list will be in the Oct. 13 issue of the Sporting News. Boston is No. 1, followed in the top 15 by Detroit/Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Tempe, Denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, Chicago/Evanston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Houston, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Nashville and Lawrence.
Watch it: DIY’s ‘Project Xtreme’
October 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
“Project Xtreme” should probably be airing on a network called DNDIY (Do not do it yourself). Hosted by “Desperate Landscapes” star Jason Cameron, the series, which airs at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Sunflower Broadband Channel 126 will take you behind the scenes on some of New York’s most compelling (and dangerous) worksites.
McCoy all-around threat
Texas quarterback has matured from skinny, small-town kid
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
Colt McCoy arrived on the Texas campus in 2005 as a skinny, small-town country kid. He weighed about 180 pounds and looked even smaller than that. Slender shoulders, skinny arms and legs and a wide-eyed expression made some teammates wonder whether he could play.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 9, 1908: “In the future, all little creeks and ravines in Douglas County are to be spanned by stone arch bridges instead of the light wooden and iron structures of the past. Commissioners say the new plan will be far cheaper since the new bridges will far outlast the old styles.
Safest way to manage money is to diversify
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B9
Everywhere I go I can feel the tension. People are naturally concerned about their investment portfolios but increasingly they’re worried about the safety of their cash. An elderly couple wrote me and asked the following.
Matsuzaka to lead off Red Sox rotation
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Daisuke Matsuzaka will be on the mound for the Red Sox when the AL championship series begins Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. That doesn’t make him Boston’s ace.
Jets safety loses appeal
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
New York Jets safety Eric Smith will sit out Sunday’s game against Cincinnati after the NFL denied his appeal of a one-game suspension and fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Arizona’s Anquan Boldin.
Man charged in mall shooting that killed 1
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A customer opened fire in a crowded shopping mall Wednesday afternoon in Knoxville, killing a clothing store employee before he was shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. The employee was shot multiple times around 4:20 p.m. after a confrontation with the suspect at Knoxville Center Mall, police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said.
Williams suspect indicted
Man charged in Denver cornerback’s death
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 25-year-old man was indicted Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the drive-by shooting death of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on New Year’s Day 2007. Willie D. Clark faces 39 counts, including murder, attempted murder, assault, crimes of violence and a weapons violation, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said.
US appeals for help on missing Americans
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon issued an appeal for information Wednesday on behalf of the families of two missing Americans who have not been heard from since they checked out of a Beirut hotel a week ago.
Phils need more from Utley, Howard
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
For all their big hits and long homers during the regular season, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have to provide the Philadelphia Phillies with more offense in October. The slumping stars were a combined 4-for-26 in the first round of the playoffs against Milwaukee, but strong pitching and timely hitting from other Phillies carried the team into the NL championship series against Los Angeles.
Obama, McCain fight for voters’ trust on economy
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
With the deepening U.S. economic crisis rippling around the globe, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain seem to agree the question facing anxious voters is: Whom do you trust? “All we heard from Senator McCain was more of the same Bush economics that led us into this mess,” Obama said in Indianapolis the day after their second debate.
Auburn fires offensive coordinator
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin on Wednesday just seven games into his tenure, pulling the plug after the Tigers’ rocky transition to his spread offense. The 20th-ranked Tigers have struggled offensively all season after entering as the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
People in the news
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Hollywood concert to help DJ AM, Barker¢ Linkin Park cancels China tour over injury¢ Hilton continues online presidential campaign¢ Spears rejects plea deal in driver’s license case¢ ‘Dexter’ brings Smits back as a crimebuster
Harden option exercised
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Right-hander Rich Harden’s $7 million option for next year has been exercised by the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from Oakland on July 8. The 26-year-old Harden went a combined 10-2 with a 2.07 earned-run average in 25 starts for the Athletics and Cubs this season.
KU hoops adds Hinson to staff
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Missouri State head basketball coach Barry Hinson will join Kansas University’s staff as an administrative assistant, KU coach Bill Self confirmed Wednesday. Hinson, who was fired last March after nine seasons at the Springfield, Mo., school, was an assistant under Self for three years at Oral Roberts.
Game-day bus
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I want to thank the city of Lawrence for the free game-day shuttle bus from downtown to the stadium. My wife and I, along with our 9-year-old grandson, attended the recent Sam Houston State game. We got to Lawrence a couple of hours early, parked in the New Hampshire Street parking garage and wandered up and down Mass. Street.
Catholics consider votes
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A9
In recent elections when a high-profile Roman Catholic Democrat seeks high, or higher office, the issue of abortion surfaces. As the pro-choice, non-Catholic Barack Obama makes a play for evangelical voters, conservative Catholics are asking their fellow believers to take seriously the church’s teaching on abortion and not cast their vote for Obama and Catholic Joe Biden.
Candidate candor would help voters
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Something strange is happening in this strangest of all presidential contests. The longer it goes on, the less we know about what either of these men would really do if he were in the Oval Office next year. John McCain and Barack Obama have been asked twice - once in the Mississippi debate and again on Tuesday night - what their priorities would be.
MU Heisman campaign slides forward
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
In the tradition of the Ryan Leaf leaf, Joey Harrington’s Times Square billboard and the DeAngelo Williams mobile, Missouri has found a unique way to remind Heisman Trophy voters to keep an eye out for Chase Daniel.
Keegan: Rebel returns to town
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
George Kimball, the face of Lawrence’s anti-establishment movement in the ‘60s, returns to town today for a busy weekend. The real purpose of his trip? “It’s just an excuse to see the Colorado game,” Kimball said.
Federal Reserve grants AIG $37.8 billion loan
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday agreed to provide insurance giant American International Group Inc. with a loan of up to $37.8 billion, on top of one made to the troubled company last month. Under the new program, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will borrow up to $37.8 billion in investment-grade, fixed income securities from AIG in return for cash collateral.
Hatch showing progress on field
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jeremiah Hatch smelled a rat. As an incoming freshman at Dallas’ Carter High hoping to make the school’s basketball team that winter, Hatch was approached one day by the Carter basketball coach, who offered him this ultimatum: In order to play for the basketball team, Hatch first would have to sweat his way through a season of football - a sport he’d never before played.
Fun is gone from college football
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
When did it happen, Gator fans? When did it reach a point where you became so persnickety and such perfectionists that you sucked the joy out of winning football games like a boa constrictor squeezes the life out of small rodents?
Haywood needs surgery
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Wizards center Brendan Haywood will have surgery for a torn ligament in his right wrist, but it was not clear Wednesday how much of the regular season he will miss.
Mars’ highlights tonight’s imports
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
The new British import “Life on Mars” (9 p.m., ABC) offers a mind-bending mystery. Hit by a car while investigating the kidnapping of his partner and girlfriend (Lisa Bonet), New York detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) comes to on New York’s mean streets, circa 1973.
Yankees scrap ceremony
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Plans for a closing ceremony at Yankee Stadium have been scrapped. The team had discussed organizing an event on the weekend of Nov. 8-9 that would have included remembrances of many of the non-baseball events at the 85-year-old ballpark, such as football and boxing.
Tar Heels’ Ginyard injured
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
North Carolina’s pursuit of a return to the Final Four is off to a bumpy start. Senior Marcus Ginyard will miss eight weeks after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, robbing the Tar Heels of their do-everything swingman who started every game last season.
Armstrong gets go-ahead
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Cycling’s governing body is relaxing its rules to allow Lance Armstrong to make his comeback at a road race in Australia in January.The International Cycling Union said the seven-time Tour de France champion can compete in the Jan. 20-25 Tour Down Under, his first race since coming out of retirement after three years.
Report: Brady has surgery
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had surgery on his left knee a month after a season-ending injury, according to a published report. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that the surgery was performed Monday.
Pelosi raises idea of $150B stimulus bill
October 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that a $150 billion economic stimulus plan is needed now because of the faltering economy and she may call the House into session after the election to pass it.Pelosi told reporters that the stock market meltdown, which has caused an estimated $2 trillion loss from pension funds, was a factor in her recommendation for a second stimulus bill.
Rams cut, sign Kennison
October 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The St. Louis Rams released Eddie Kennison, then had to re-sign him after getting an unfavorable medical report on another wide receiver. Dane Looker had a concussion against the Bills on Sept. 28, and may be cleared to play this week.