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Have you been collecting the state quarters?

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54%
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45%
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12:00 a.m.
Schoolhouse talk
Live-blog: School board approves high school construction projects
Posted October 13, 2008
9:41 There are a few more items, but the that's end of the fun stuff. I'm signing off for tonight. Thanks for tuning in, and ...
12:00 a.m.
Schoolhouse talk
Live-blog: School board approves high school construction projects
Posted October 13, 2008
9:41 There are a few more items, but the that's end of the fun stuff. I'm signing off for tonight. Thanks for tuning in, and ...
12:00 a.m.
Schoolhouse talk
Live-blog: School board approves high school construction projects
Posted October 13, 2008
9:41 There are a few more items, but the that's end of the fun stuff. I'm signing off for tonight. Thanks for tuning in, and ...
12:00 a.m.
Schoolhouse talk
Live-blog: School board approves high school construction projects
Posted October 13, 2008
9:41 There are a few more items, but the that's end of the fun stuff. I'm signing off for tonight. Thanks for tuning in, and ...
6:00 a.m.
Dark memories revived: Residents recall country’s worst economic crisis
October 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
They were children during the 1930s when the United States went through the Great Depression. Now they are in their 80s and 90s, and as they follow the news about the nation’s current economic crisis they are having flashbacks from their childhood. They worry that another depression is coming. “I never thought I’d live to see two depressions. It brings tears to my eyes because I know what is going to happen,” Lawrence resident Julia Galas, 89, said.
10:00 a.m.
The field at Haskell Stadium is mowed on last summer. The stadium is home to not only the Haskell football team but also to Lawrence High and Free State High schools football teams. The school district has approved the construction of athletic facilities at LHS and Free State High School. Board approves athletic facilities
October 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
After months of planning, discussion and arguments from neighbors of Lawrence High School, the Lawrence school board Monday unanimously voted to approve the construction of athletic facilities at LHS and Free State High School, paving the way for two identical sports complexes at the city’s high schools. The work will also involve property at the Lawrence Virtual School south of LHS, formerly Centennial School.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Scott Morgan chats about Kansas 2nd State Senate district race
October 14, 2008
Scott Morgan chats about Kansas 2nd State Senate district race
6:00 p.m.
Annette Bloch and Bob Page, president and CEO of Kansas University Hospital, smile following Bloch's announcement of a $20 million donation to the hospital's cancer services.   Blochs donate $20 million to KU Hospital’s cancer services
October 14, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Civic leader and philanthropist Annette Bloch announced a $20 million donation to Kansas University Hospital’s cancer services on Tuesday.

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Kansans learn more about national symbol of freedom
October 14, 2008
Kansans are learning a little-known fact about the U.S. capitol. The symbol of freedom was built in large part by slaves and former slaves.
One dead, another hospitalized after two-car accident
October 14, 2008
A Basehor man is dead and another hospitalized after a two-car accident Friday night.
Jayhawks face tough opponents in upcoming weeks
October 14, 2008
Six weeks left in the season - four squads in the nation’s Top 11 left on the schedule. That daunting slate is much different than KU’s conference run in 2007.
Tuesday, October 14 weather at 10 p.m.
October 14, 2008
The forecast for Wednesday, October 15 calls for a high of 60 with a low around 46.
Mangino headed back to Oklahoma
October 14, 2008
Mark Mangino isn’t exactly heading home this weekend, however, he is heading back to a place that he called home for three years.
Obama to speak in Kansas City on Saturday
October 14, 2008
Details of the Democratic candidate’s speech have not been set yet.
Blochs donate $20 million to KU Hospital’s cancer services
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Civic leader and philanthropist Annette Bloch announced a $20 million donation to Kansas University Hospital’s cancer services on Tuesday.
Depression can be a concern as fear over economy sinks in
October 14, 2008
Some people are nervous about their financial future, as a jittery stock market works to recover from last week’s record-setting losses. But it’s only one of many things people in Douglas County are worried about, said Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Service, 211 E. Eighth St.
Health care issues focus of upcoming candidate forum
October 14, 2008
Local congressional candidates will share where they stand on health care issues during a community forum next week.
Cancer battling bus tour plans stop in Lawrence Thursday
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Fight Back Express will stop in Lawrence on Thursday. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is sponsoring a six-month bus tour to highlight the crucial role elected officials play in supporting laws and policies that help people fight cancer.
Carpenter injured at Oread Inn site expected to leave hospital
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
The carpenter who was injured Monday at the Oread Inn construction site is expected to be released from Kansas University Hospital sometime Tuesday.
KU grad helps grow hope with jail garden project
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Some staffers at Kansas City’s Municipal Correctional Institution first viewed Kathy Hoggard and the rest of the volunteer crew with suspicion and disbelief. Gardening? In jail? “At the beginning, I was, like, this ain’t gonna work,” said Alfred Pouncil, a corrections officer.
Attorney seeks dismissal of murder verdicts, new trial for Ramona Morgan in hit-and-run case
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A6
The defense attorney for a woman convicted in September of running over and killing two highway workers in 2007 in Douglas County has filed several motions asking the judge to grant a new trial or throw out the verdicts altogether.
KU reclaiming erroneous tuition ‘refunds’ from Edwards Campus students
October 14, 2008
Students at Kansas University’s Edwards Campus were happy to receive some tuition refunds recently, in some cases of more than $700.
Lawrence police investigating four sex crimes
October 14, 2008
The Lawrence Police Department is investigating four sex crimes in different areas of the city involving women who report they were illegally touched, the agency announced Tuesday.
KU to disband School of Fine Arts, establish new school, departments
01:14 p.m., October 14, 2008 Updated 05:07 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts is set to become the School of Music, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
KPERS losses may require extra funding, officials say
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B9
The global financial crash over the past few weeks has put a big dent in the state pension fund and may require taxpayer help to fix, officials said Tuesday.
All-Big 12 pick Collins healthy heading into season
10:30 a.m., October 14, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas junior guard Sherron Collins was named to the preseason all-conference team and junior guard Mario Little was named newcomer of the year, by Big 12 Conference coaches.
Pine chat canceled
October 14, 2008
The chat scheduled for today with Roger Pine has been canceled.
Bush to announce details of expanded bank bailout
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration plans to spend an initial $250 billion of the $700 billion bailout buying stock in private banks, greatly expanding protections for the U.S. financial system out of deep concern for the faltering economy, industry and government officials said Monday night.
Rays hit 4 homers in victory
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria and the rest of the Tampa Bay Rays have quickly become a playoff monster.
Eco-friendly tips make Halloween a less wasteful holiday
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
From the disposable costumes to the plastic decorations, Halloween can be a frighteningly wasteful holiday. You can make a difference by knowing how to recycle, reuse and repurpose your tricks and treats. The October issue of Better Homes and Gardens features great tips from eco-lifestyle expert Danny Seo:
Pump patrol
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several stations.
Wishing harm
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: For those of you who don’t already know, over the past two seasons there has been an unfortunate addition to Kansas University football games. Following kickoffs, the crowd at Memorial Stadium screams in profanity for the ‘Hawks to tear the head off the other team’s kick returner.
Home runs in eighth lift Phillies
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
Shane Victorino and the Philadelphia Phillies struck back with long balls rather than beanballs to move within one victory of the World Series.
People in the news
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Bristol Palin’s fiance talks about campaign¢ Dennis Hopper receives France’s Legion of Honor¢ Janet Jackson decides to cancel more concerts¢ ‘Brady Bunch’ star tells about drug addiction¢ Bond girl rises from humble childhood
Royals hire 2 new coaches
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Royals manager Trey Hillman, who always bristled when anyone suggested his lack of experience as either a major-league coach or player might be a drawback, has added a wealth of big-league background to his Kansas City staff.
No place like Nome for ‘Iditarod’ set
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
The tough-guy documentary genre strikes again with “Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod” (9 p.m., Discovery), a six-part look at the annual sled-dog race between Anchorage and Nome. The 1,150-mile challenge was begun in 1973 to commemorate a famous event. In 1925, teams of dogs and mushers rushed a diphtheria serum to the stricken town of Nome, saving the people in the Bering Sea outpost.
Professors to be honored with Chancellors Club awards
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
One professor’s teaching methods have gained accolades from colleagues and students alike. Another’s research has pioneered new ways to interact with medical patients that have made them happier and healthier. Val Stella, university distinguished professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, and Carol E. Smith, professor of nursing, both won awards from the Kansas University Endowment Chancellors Club. They are scheduled to be recognized - Stella for his teaching and Smith for her research - at a ceremony Friday.
On the record
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
Late Night’ conducts food drive
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Now Holly Hulburt has even more reason to look forward to the beginning of the Kansas University basketball season. His food pantry at the Salvation Army looks to fill up once again.
VA offers veterans free flu shots
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System will conduct free flu shot clinics for enrolled veterans at its medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics, including the one in Lawrence.
Bush critic wins Nobel prize in economics
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
Paul Krugman, whose relentless criticism of the Bush administration includes opposition to the $700 billion financial bailout, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his work on international trade patterns.
Contest combines peanut butter, cash
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Looking for a way for your child to make some extra college tuition money? Get into the kitchen. The seventh annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest is open to children ages 6 to 12.
Going positive
Will going positive be a winning strategy in a Minnesota U.S. Senate race?
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
Ask any political operative or observer why candidates go negative with their advertising and they’ll tell you simply, “because it works.” But maybe there’s a limit.
Mangino: OU will be all business
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Oklahoma University football team is not accustomed to losing. Winning is kind of the Sooners’ thing, so much so that, entering the 2008 season, they had managed to piece together more victories than any other team in the country since 2000.
Bowden out at Clemson
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tommy Bowden is out as Clemson’s football coach.
McCain faces impossible odds in Pa.
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
Last April, on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, voters in this Philadelphia suburb were finding plenty of fault with both Barack Obama and John McCain. Many were preparing to - and soon did - vote for Hillary Clinton, helping her to a decisive victory in Pennsylvania.
Commodities
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures rose Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 25 cents to $5.885; December corn added 3.25 cents to $4.115; December oats rose 14.5 cents to $2.930; November soybeans gained 18 cents to $9.280.
Pain not over yet
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As I listen to the news prognosticators try to explain why we are in this financial mess, I do not hear the base line fact that the United States of America is so far in debt that for the first time in our history we are borrowing from foreign countries such as China.
Two Firebirds qualify for state golf tourney
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s Grace Brahler and Kelly Morris qualified for the Class 6A state golf tournament based on their scores Monday at their regional at the Overland Park Golf Course.
Photos of Kim add to uncertainty
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The first photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il released in two months show him in a setting very similar to photographs from August.
Reinvestment Act not to blame for money woes
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
I was raised by a grandmother who had to assign blame when anything went wrong. For Big Mama, there were never any accidents. When I got into a car crash while driving her to a doctor’s appointment, she blamed me. Never mind that it was the other driver who failed to yield the right of way. “You shouldn’t have chosen that street to turn down,” Big Mama argued.
Repentance due
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I am writing this letter on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is the most solemn part of a 10-day period called the High Holy Days or the Days of Awe or Repentance. Repentance is an act of the will with strong feelings of sorrow for a life lived to self and not to God by a person and even a nation.
Self recalls Bucknell bummer
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s new book, “At Home in the Phog,” chronicles Self’s journey to Lawrence and the Jayhawks’ road to - and immediate aftermath of - the 2008 national championship. In this, the second of three excerpts from the book, Self talks about the Jayhawks’ first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Bucknell in 2005.
Presidential candidates prepare new economic remedies
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Democrat Barack Obama advocated an immediate and expensive economic assistance package Monday, while Republican John McCain readied a set of specific new proposals of his own, as the candidates entered a three-week sprint toward a presidential election that appears certain to turn on fixing the nation’s faltering economy.
Natural remedies may help ease headaches
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Many of us may be too dependent on over-the-counter painkillers to treat the occasional headache, especially given the side effects of such drugs. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can increase the risk of heart and circulation problems - including heart attack and stroke - and is also tough on the digestive tract.
Teens want parents to allow spring break trip
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Kelly: My friends and I are planning a senior trip over spring break next year. Some of us are 18, and others are 17. Some of the parents are against it, and some are OK with it. We want to convince them that all our friends should be able to go. This is our last year together, and several of us are going out of state next fall. What tips can you give us?
Gay couples rush to wed ahead of election
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage.
Don’t abandon the T
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Residents voting on Questions 2 and 3, regarding funding for Lawrence’s bus system, the T, need to understand one thing: Failure to approve these measures will mean that that city ceases to have an operable public transportation system come Jan. 1.
Wildfires force frantic evacuations near LA
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two huge wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds burned into neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, forcing frantic evacuations on smoke- and traffic-choked highways, destroying homes and causing at least two deaths.
Try these remedies before visiting the doctor
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Here are some tips to alleviate a child’s suffering during a mild illness.
Right Angle: Journal-World introduces this year’s teen advisory board members
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
To find out about student life and what teens are interested in, the Journal-World goes straight to the source: our teen advisory board, Angle. Get to know the students who are involved this year - they’ve supplied a headline describing themselves and a few of their interests.
Dark memories revived: Residents recall country’s worst economic crisis
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
They were children during the 1930s when the United States went through the Great Depression. Now they are in their 80s and 90s, and as they follow the news about the nation’s current economic crisis they are having flashbacks from their childhood. They worry that another depression is coming. “I never thought I’d live to see two depressions. It brings tears to my eyes because I know what is going to happen,” Lawrence resident Julia Galas, 89, said.
Late Night memories
Brown’s brainchild has grown into mature 24-year-old
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Larry Brown can’t remember who first came up with the idea to hold a season-opening basketball celebration at Kansas University. Memories tend to fade after 24 years. “Mark Freidinger, one of our assistant coaches, and some other guys wanted to bring some enthusiasm to the program. We just did it,” former KU and current Charlotte Bobcats coach Brown said of KU’s Late Night, which debuted in 1985 and is still going strong entering Friday’s 24th-annual festivities.
Report card grades county lawmakers
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
When it comes to voting in favor of higher education, area legislators are at the head of the class, according to a report issued by Kansas Citizens for Higher Education, a statewide group of business leaders that advocates for an increase in higher education spending.
Blood drive offers chance for KU tickets
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, is hosting a blood drive for the Community Blood Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
Lower-calorie Halloween candy
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Halloween candy can come with a devilish caloric count. If you still want to hand out sweets, here are some suggestions.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 14,1908: “An education campaign has been started by the state board of health against tuberculosis among our school children.
Woodling: Women get rare early tip
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
So I was glancing at the Kansas University women’s basketball schedule a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed a 1 p.m. game on Nov. 18. Hey, wait a minute. That’s a Tuesday. KU doesn’t play weekday games in the afternoon. Must be a typographical error. Then I learned the KU women’s game against Iowa was part of an ESPN package featuring 23 consecutive televised hours of college basketball on that day. Moreover, KU-Iowa is the lone women’s game included in that hoops marathon.
FSHS JV takes league
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Free State junior varsity volleyball team won a Sunflower League title by beating Olathe South on Saturday at Free State High.
Big Brown’s career over
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown’s racing career is over after injuring his right front foot during a workout at Aqueduct on Monday.
Board approves athletic facilities
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
After months of planning, discussion and arguments from neighbors of Lawrence High School, the Lawrence school board Monday unanimously voted to approve the construction of athletic facilities at LHS and Free State High School, paving the way for two identical sports complexes at the city’s high schools. The work will also involve property at the Lawrence Virtual School south of LHS, formerly Centennial School.
Sprinkler malfunction forces evacuation of nursing home
October 14, 2008
A sprinkler malfunction late Monday night forced the evacuation of portions of a nursing home in 50 degree weather.
Adult care’s loss felt sharply
Seniors miss interaction, children worry they’ll lose independence
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Officials with Midland Care Services of Topeka got the chance to hear about the need for an adult day care program in Lawrence. “There is no option here,” said Connie Davis, Lawrence. “The purpose is to keep our parents at home. They need to stay active and be in a social setting. Lawrence needs this so much.”
Hawaii coin to end US Mint’s popular state quarter program
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
With a big aloha to Hawaii, a new generation of coin collectors will soon shut their books on the U.S. Mint’s popular 10-year state quarter program full of fond family memories and a fun dose of history.
Browns hand Giants first loss
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Cleveland Browns may have flipped around their season.
Official says Livni closer to PM post
October 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni’s Kadima Party initialed a partial agreement Monday on bringing the Labor Party into a new governing coalition, but several issues remained to be settled before a formal pact, a Labor official said.
401(k)s lose their luster in crisis
Financial collapse shows vulnerability of US retirement system
October 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
For many Americans, 401(k) plans were supposed to be their own little golden parachutes into retirement. Now, it seems, those parachutes may not open in time. The global financial crisis that revealed the flaws of Wall Street has also exposed the vulnerability of America’s retirement system.
Kansas University notebook
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Little doubt the biggest mystery surrounding the Kansas University football team has been the sudden disappearance of its kick-return game in general and Marcus Herford in particular.
Gonzalez awaits word
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tony Gonzalez practiced with the Kansas City Chiefs for what could be the last time Monday and then went home to await word on whether he has been traded.
Horoscopes
October 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
You have a distinctive style that often could be challenged this year. Take in the other side or a different opinion. If you are single, you meet people with ease, especially in 2009, when an important love relationship could enter your life.