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Have you attended a high school music program this school year?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
82%
Yes.
 
17%
Total 288
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Casey Stewart, job superintendent at the Oread Inn building project, works his way through water in the lower level of the building at 12th and Oread on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Vandals opened a fire hydrant at 12th and Oread sometime overnight, causing the water damage. Police find flooding at Oread Inn site both Wednesday and Thursday morning
10:34 a.m., October 22, 2008 Updated 4:26 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Construction workers are pumping water out of the site for the Oread Inn Wednesday morning after someone damaged the site overnight, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University's student newspaper is letting students vote on alternatives to a vulgar chant currently yelled at KU football games. Students will be asked to vote online today for either "Go : Jayhawks!" or "Kayyyyyyyy (kick) Youuuuuuuu!" KU chant options narrowed to two
October 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
And then there were two. Kansas University’s student newspaper has winnowed its options for a new football kickoff chant. Voting on a new chant to replace the vulgar “Rip his (expletive) head off” concluded Wednesday on kansan.com.
10:00 a.m.
Kimmy LeFevre, of Boulder, Colo., dances to the music of Head for the Hills on June 5 at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival at Clinton Lake. The popular festival may move from the lake to the Circle S Ranch in Jefferson County. Wakarusa Festival may get clearance to move from Clinton Lake to Jefferson County ranch
11:48 a.m., October 22, 2008 Updated 2:50 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Wakarusa Music Festival is working to leave its home at Clinton State Park and relocate to Jefferson County.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Congressional candidate Moore chats about issues in Kansas' third district
October 23, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat, chats about his run for re-election in Kansas' 3rd U.S. House District. He faces a challenge from Republican Nick Jordan.
1:08 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Nancy Thellman to chat
October 23, 2008
Douglas County Commission candidate Nancy Thellman, a 2nd district Democrat, will take questions from readers.
2:08 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Ken Grotewiel to chat
October 23, 2008
Douglas County Commission candidate Ken Grotewiel, a 3rd district Democrat, will take questions from readers.
3:18 p.m.
The Garden of Eden is in Lucas, about 200 miles west of Lawrence. 8 Wonders of Kansas Art include state Capitol, grassroots arts mecca
October 23, 2008
From the west to the weird, the winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art were announced Thursday by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
10:00 p.m.
Douglas County Fire and Medical personnel, with help from the Kansas Highway Patrol, work to extricate an injured person from a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle accident along Kansas Highway 10 between Kasold and Wakarusa drives on Thursday afternoon. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two people were transported to area hospitals. One person killed, two people injured in serious K10 accident
1:45 p.m., October 23, 2008 Updated 11:53 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Emergency responders are tending to a serious injury accident on Kansas Highway 10 between Kasold and Wakarusa drives.

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Thursday, October 23 weather at 10 p.m.
October 23, 2008
The forecast for Friday, October 24 calls for a high of 52 with a low around 40.
Air Force jets practicing for pregame festivities on Saturday
October 23, 2008
Four U.S. Air Force T-38 jets will take part in the pregame activities before KU’s Saturday game against Texas Tech.
16 attorneys apply for Douglas County judgeship
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
Sixteen area attorneys have applied to replace Douglas County District Judge Jack Murphy when he retires on Jan. 12.
Pedestrian in fatality at 23rd and Iowa was under the influence of alcohol
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
A Virginia man, who died after being struck by a motorcycle while walking across Iowa Street on Oct. 17, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, a Lawrence police report released this week said.
KU professor receives $9.5 million National Institute of Health grant
October 23, 2008
Jeff Aube, a Kansas University professor of medicinal chemistry, has received $9.5 million in renewed grant funding from the National Institute of Health.
One person killed, two people injured in serious K10 accident
01:45 p.m., October 23, 2008 Updated 11:53 p.m. in print edition on A3
Emergency responders are tending to a serious injury accident on Kansas Highway 10 between Kasold and Wakarusa drives.
Special care facility for those with Alzheimer’s to be built in Lawrence
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B4
Another option for Alzheimer’s care is coming to Lawrence.Ray Brown & Associates of Kearney, Neb., plans to build a special care facility, called Memory Care, for people who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease but don’t need nursing home care.
Extension office’s work force dwindling with departure of 4-H agent
October 23, 2008
The work force is dwindling at Douglas County’s K-State Research & Extension office, which provides educational programs and information to the community.
Vandals open hydrant again at Oread Inn site; lock ordered to prevent fourth flooding
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Oread Inn pranksters were at it again Thursday morning.
Kansas leaders fear state budget will be as bad as 2002 and involve cuts
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
Veteran Kansas leaders Thursday said the state budget situation was worsening and they feared it may get as bad as 2002 when cuts were made to education and social services.
South Lawrence Trafficway a hot topic in County Commission races
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
The seemingly never-ending saga still packs plenty of drama these days, and the decades-old issue is a hot topic in the race for two County Commission seats.
City of Lawrence to host Halloween activity at Mary’s Lake
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will close the area around Mary’s Lake on Sunday for a special Halloween event.
8 Wonders of Kansas Art include state Capitol, grassroots arts mecca
October 23, 2008
From the west to the weird, the winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art were announced Thursday by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.
GM poll picks Lakers
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Los Angeles Lakers will avenge their NBA finals loss to the Boston Celtics, according to a survey of the league’s general managers.
Pump patrol
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.39 at several locations.
Kansas women remain upbeat at Media Days
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
Losing Angel Goodrich for the season is not just a big story in Lawrence, but around the Big 12 Conference. And so Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson addressed her prize signee’s upcoming ACL surgery in her opening statements at the league’s women’s basketball Media Days on Wednesday.
Payments alleged in Ohio
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
A governing body says an Ohio high school football team is forfeiting two games because the head coach paid players for their performances. East Liverpool head coach Pat McNicol has been suspended for the team’s final game.
Institute explores campaign coverage
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Dole Institute of Politics hosted one of its final presidential campaign presentations, “Media Coverage of Campaign 2008: Magic or Misguided?” on Wednesday on the Kansas University campus. Four panelists were invited to the institute’s 44th President of the United States (P.O.T.U.S. 44) series to discuss the media’s role in the election.
Bryant’s injury minor
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lakers fans can rest easy. Kobe Bryant’s right knee was a bit sore Wednesday, but the injury isn’t serious and it’s possible he won’t miss any playing time.
Mariners name GM
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Seattle Mariners hired Milwaukee Brewers special assistant Jack Zduriencik as their new general manager Wednesday.
Hybrid embryos OK’d for stem cell research
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
British plans to allow scientists to use hybrid animal-human embryos for stem cell research won final approval from lawmakers Wednesday in a sweeping overhaul of sensitive science laws. The House of Commons also clarified laws that allow the screening of embryos to produce babies with suitable bone marrow or other material for transplant to sick siblings.
Finance loophole
A situation in Wichita illustrates the need to tighten state laws on funding for non-candidate campaigns.
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
Although the Kansas Legislature has made significant improvements in campaign finance reporting laws in recent years, a current situation in Wichita points out that there still is work to be done. On the Nov. 4 ballot, Wichita voters will decide whether to approve a $370 million bond issue for Wichita schools.
Panel calls for vaccine for adult smokers
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
For the first time, an influential government panel is recommending a vaccination specifically for smokers. The panel decided Wednesday that adult smokers under 65 should get pneumococcal vaccine. The shot - already recommended for anyone 65 or older - protects against bacteria that cause pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses.
UN urges improved food safety for China
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
China can boost public trust badly shaken by a spate of food safety scandals, including tainted formula that gave thousands of babies painful kidney stones, by enacting stricter laws and replacing its patchwork surveillance system, the U.N. said Wednesday.
Happy place
Entertainer injects colorful personality into his home decor
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
We were out on a family bike ride recently, and like most outings of that nature, I was peeking around with at least one eye trying to spy the next great garden or home for my column. When lo and behold, we rolled past a wash of color and happiness outwardly tattooed on a house in the Pinckney neighborhood.
Division chief to serve on committee
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Rich Barr, division chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, was recently appointed as Principle International Association of Fire Chiefs’ representative to the National Fire Protection Association’s north-central region Fire Code Development Committee.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 23, 1908: “Just as he stepped outside the barn door on John Moran’s farm north of Lawrence yesterday, Peter Marsouin, a young fellow working there, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. It occurred during a local cloudburst.”
US warns Iraq to accept security deal
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration on Wednesday warned of “real consequences” for Iraq if it rejects a newly negotiated security pact. Without a deal, the United States could be forced to end its military operations.
Sweet irony
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: This is to the people who keep vandalizing and stealing Obama yard signs from Crestline Drive. It is not easy to understand why anyone would vandalize a yard sign. You have now done it twice to our signs.
TSN taps Pujols to player
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is Sporting News’ 2008 Player of the Year. Pujols batted .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs.
Mass graves found near Syrian border
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
Iraqi officials Wednesday reported finding mass graves with remains of 34 people, most believed to have been Iraqi army recruits waylaid three years ago by al-Qaida gunmen as they traveled to a training base near the Syrian border.
FSHS’ Matt Green pumped for Friday’s city showdown
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
As matriarch of her clan, Mary Green fixes dinner for the whole kit and caboodle - usually around 25 family members - every Sunday evening. “When I’m in town, I do,” she said. “But when I’m not, Tracy says just leave the food there and we’ll get it.”
Infrastructure needs urged for stimulus
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
The $600 rebate checks provided by the federal stimulus package earlier this year may have been popular among taxpayers, but many economists think any future effort should focus on infrastructure spending and other targeted measures.
Serious drug reactions reported
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
The number of serious drug reactions and deaths reported to the government shot up in the first three months of this year to set a new record, a health industry watchdog group said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration received nearly 21,000 reports of serious drug reactions, including more than 4,800 deaths, said an analysis of federal data by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Cheaper gasoline doesn’t spur spending
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s almost like a surprise stimulus check: Gas prices have fallen so fast that the nation has found itself with an extra $125 billion to spend. But don’t expect the freed-up cash to pump much life into the economy. Filling up for less than $2.50 a gallon in some places hasn’t done much to boost confidence - not when disappearing jobs, sagging home prices and the financial meltdown are everyday worries.
Threatening letters deemed harmless
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
At least a dozen more suspicious letters turned up Wednesday at financial institutions nationwide, but all appear to be harmless, the FBI said. The U.S. Postal Service offered a reward of up to $100,000 for help in arresting those who mailed a total of about 50 threatening letters over the last several days to Chase Bank branches and federal regulatory offices in 11 cities.
City showdown in volleyball tonight
LHS, FSHS to meet in sub-state Saturday
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Bookended by last weekend’s Emporia Tournament and the upcoming first-round sub-state match-up on Saturday, the Lawrence High and Free State High volleyball teams will wrap up the regular season at 6 p.m. today at the FSHS gym.
World leaders to meet on economy
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
World leaders will meet Nov. 15 in Washington to address the global financial crisis - the first in a series of summits to mitigate what economists predict could be a long and deep downturn. In making the announcement, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said the first meeting will focus on the underlying causes of the financial crisis, the global response and the principles that should guide any reforms.
Congressional candidates disagree on bailout plan
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B8
Republican challenger Nick Jordan described Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore as partly to blame for the nation’s financial crisis. During a debate Wednesday, Jordan, a state senator, said the five-term incumbent took $64,000 from those who would benefit from the $700 billion financial rescue after he voted for it.
Ohio visit reveals campaign contrasts
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
This is the Republican heartland, a small city filled with churches and circled by cornfields, an hour south of Cleveland. In 2000 and 2004, George Bush carried Wooster and surrounding Wayne County with more than 61 percent of the votes. The area has been represented in Congress for decades by Rep. Ralph Regula, who is retiring.
Gourds, pumpkins make festive fall decor
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
The variety and abundance of pumpkins, squashes and gourds make it easier than ever to decorate this fall. Try these quick ideas.
Suspected burglar found naked in chimney
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
British police say they found a naked burglary suspect trapped in the chimney of a supermarket in the northern English town of Pemberton. Greater Manchester Police say officers found the 22-year-old man about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The fire service was called to help extricate him.
Lawyer: Plea deal near in assault case
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
A defense attorney said in court Wednesday that a plea deal was likely close between prosecutors and his client, who is accused of pointing a shotgun at a 42-year-old woman earlier this month. District Judge Michael Malone set a plea hearing for Stanley Schneck, 49, on Nov. 26 to give Schneck’s attorney, John Frydman, and prosecutors more time to continue negotiations.
4 survivors found after boat disappears
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Four crew members of a fishing boat were plucked alive from a life raft in frigid, stormy seas in a remote Alaskan island chain Wednesday, hours after their vessel was reported in distress, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Three crew members died, and four remained missing.
Treatment Services to conduct free course
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Professional Treatment Services’ Continuing Education Unit will offer a free course, Whose Fault Is It Anyway?, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Cliff Bond will be the presenter.
Man who knew cousin had ricin gets probation
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Utah man who knew his cousin had deadly ricin to two years’ probation and ordered him to pay a $500 fine. Thomas Tholen, 54, pleaded guilty Aug. 11 to failing to report a crime. His cousin, Roger Bergendorff, 57, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 in Las Vegas to possessing a biological toxin and is expected to be sentenced Nov. 3 to three years and a month in federal prison.
KU chant options narrowed to two
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
And then there were two. Kansas University’s student newspaper has winnowed its options for a new football kickoff chant. Voting on a new chant to replace the vulgar “Rip his (expletive) head off” concluded Wednesday on kansan.com.
Earthworms moving in recent rains
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C1
Earthworms nearly covered local streets and sidewalks during last week’s rainstorms, but the phenomenon is nothing to worry about. In fact, water flowing on a hard surface is like a freeway to a nightcrawler - allowing the worm to reach destinations that would be impossible over dry land.
Horoscopes
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B6
You discover just how many possibilities you have this year. You enjoy those around you and what they offer more than ever. If you are single, you will meet someone through friends. If you are attached, you discover that homing in a long-term goal together keeps your bond healthy and vibrant.
LMH hires surgical nursing director
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Shelley Terrell has joined Lawrence Memorial Hospital as the new director of surgical nursing. Terrell will be responsible for the overall management of the third surgical/orthopedic department, including coordinating the efforts of physicians, directing patient care and ancillary associates, and ensuring high-quality care for patients.
Credit Union to offer shredding party
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
The KU Credit Union will conduct a Shred Fest event from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 at its south branch, 2221 W. 31st St., Lawrence. Everyone is invited to bring in their old documents and computer discs that contain sensitive information and have them securely shredded.
Modest tax
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: We are voting on the T when tax abatement for the Mount Oread hotel project eluded referendum. The public service mass transit system lacks the same influence with this City Commission as the big hotel owners. Interesting how developers find ways to exclude themselves from paying taxes.
County’s advance voting ends Nov. 3
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A3
Advance voting for the Nov. 4 election in Douglas County runs through noon Nov. 3.In-person ballots can be cast at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.:¢ From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday.¢ From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Nov. 1.¢ From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday next week.
Water issue
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I want to voice my deep appreciation to the Lawrence city commissioners for their vote to supply Douglas County Rural Water District No. 5 with much of its water needs for the future. This decision greatly reduces the need for a group like Public Wholesale Water District No. 25 to attempt to use eminent domain to seize all water rights in the Kaw Valley between Lawrence and Eudora.
Scare tactics
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As a pet owner, I was offended by the not-so-underlying message of the Oct. 17 front-page article on the recent string of cat mutilations. Yes, ultimately the current cases under investigation would have been prevented if pet owners would abide by the law, keeping their cats indoors or “firmly attached to a leash or chain.”
Do we draw the line at ‘Dr. Drew’?
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B6
Few reality series are more ghastly and habit-forming than “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” (9 p.m., VH1). A warped combination of a reality show and a drug-obsessed version of “True Hollywood Story,” this series invites a handful of has-beens with serious substance-abuse histories to clean up under the careful scrutiny of a licensed doctor with a penchant for publicity.
Appleton yet to practice
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas University held its fifth men’s basketball practice of the season Wednesday. Junior guard Tyrone Appleton has yet to practice because of a hip flexor injury. “I’m concerned that he’s getting behind,” KU coach Bill Self said, noting Appleton has been working on the stationary bike to stay in shape. “He just can’t cut,” Self said.
Chiefs will bench Johnson again
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Saying he was “kind of disgusted with myself,” a nervous-looking Larry Johnson apologized Wednesday for behavior that’s led to an NFL investigation and to his benching for a second straight week.”I want to start off saying I apologize to the Hunt family, my family, first and foremost, the fans, teammates, coaches and players,” said Kansas City’s two-time Pro Bowl running back.
Palin considers herself intellectual
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
Does vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin consider herself intellectual? You betcha! “And you have to be up on not only current events, but you have to understand the foundation of the issues that you’re working on,” Palin said in an interview with People magazine. “You can’t just go on what is presented you.”
Young T fan
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I am a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Central Junior High. I think the T bus should be kept in Lawrence because that is how I get around. I take the bus to the skateboard park, the indoor pool and crosstown friends’ houses. There is no way I would be able to do those things without the bus because both of my parents have to work during the day.
Contest winner now TTU’s kicker
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
A Texas Tech student who earlier this year won a field-goal kicking contest during a Red Raiders game could see time at place-kicker when the team travels to No. 19 Kansas for an 11 a.m. matchup Saturday, the school confirmed Wednesday.
No rust for Phillies
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B4
Cole Hamels, Chase Utley and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies shook off a week’s worth of waiting and turned it into a World Series win. Hamels escaped trouble to win his fourth postseason start, Utley hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, in the opener Wednesday night.
Romo says he’ll take time
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who wanted to try to play last week despite the broken pinkie on his throwing hand, said Wednesday he now doesn’t expect to play again until at least mid-November.
People in the news
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ William Shatner lashes out at George Takei¢ Hough feeling ‘fine’ after hospitalization¢ Miss Teen Louisiana arrested, loses crown¢ Shooter Jennings revives old recordings¢ Howard: ‘Iron Man’ swap was a surprise
On the record
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors charged a 50-year-old Lawrence man with felony aggravated assault Wednesday afternoon in Douglas County District Court. Police said a woman reported that the man threatened her with a knife Friday during a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of Alabama Street. No one was injured.
Poll: Gap between candidates tightening after final debate
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.
Weak earnings stoke sell-off
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
Now what? After three days of relative calm, turbulence returned to Wall Street on Wednesday. Louder warnings of a deep recession and weak corporate earnings took the Dow Jones industrial average down 514 points amid fears that government intervention won’t be enough to prevent global economies from faltering.
Bush asked to block funding to ACORN
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
House Republican leader John Boehner on Wednesday urged President Bush to block all federal funds to a grass-roots community group that has been accused of voter registration fraud. “It is evident that ACORN is incapable of using federal funds in a manner that is consistent with the law,” Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote Bush, saying that funds should be blocked until all federal investigations into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are completed.
KU volleyball loses to BU
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University volleyball team lost to Baylor, 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 27-25), on Wednesday night. KU sophomore Karina Garlington notched her 16th contest of double-digit kills this season with 10. The Jayhawks dropped to 9-10 overall and 3-7 in Big 12 action, while the Bears improved to 14-6 and 6-4 in the conference.
Tour reveals 2009 route
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The 2009 Tour de France will feature a tough mountain stage on its penultimate day, a change in tradition that could complicate Lance Armstrong’s possible return. The route, aimed at keeping suspense going to the very end of the 106-year-old event, was unveiled Wednesday in Paris.
LHS’ Jake Green motivated to take family bragging rights
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
When you consider that Lawrence High senior running back Jake Green did not even play high school football until his junior year, it might make you scratch your head. How, then, is it possible that his teammates and coaches use phrases like “Classic Lawrence High football player,” and “A great Lion” to describe him? LHS football coach Dirk Wedd has a pretty good idea.
Palin’s wardrobe, stylists cost $150,000
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
Who knew looking like a hockey mom was this darned expensive? Certainly not Wanda Routier, a proud hockey mom in Hewitt, Wis., who spends her time in sweatpants, turtlenecks, ankle boots and heavy coats. She was dismayed to hear Wednesday that the Republican Party had spent $150,000 in two months on clothes, hair styling and accessories for Sarah Palin and her family.
Atheists plan ad campaign
October 23, 2008 in print edition on C8
London buses have God on their side - but not for long, if atheists have their way. The sides of some of London’s red buses will soon carry ads asserting there is “probably no God,” as nonbelievers fight what they say is the preferential treatment given to religion in British society.
Keegan: Kansas wins a shootout
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sometimes, picking college football games has a lot in common with picking stocks. Both resemble crapshoots and the winners in both ventures are the ones who buy low and sell high. Indicators suggest that now is the best time to sell your stock in 2008 Texas Tech football. The Red Raiders (7-0) are ranked No. 8 in the nation, yet Las Vegas has made Kansas the favorite in Saturday’s 11 a.m.
Don’t overlook vital health care decisions
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B7
While you’re caught up in watching the stock market ricochet or worrying about the current market value of your home, don’t forget the mundane matters of your personal finances. Yes, folks, it is open enrollment season for those who are still fortunate to have a job that provides decent benefits.
Our town sports
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. will conduct its annual food drive on Saturday. Non-perishable items should be taken to the referee shed at Youth Sports Inc. fields from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call Leslie Flowers at 749-5872.
Favre denies giving info
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre acknowledged Wednesday that he spoke to former Detroit Lions president Matt Millen a few weeks ago, but denied reports he called Millen and gave him and Lions coaches information they could use in a game against Green Bay.
Giles cut by Lakers
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Los Angeles Lakers requested waivers Wednesday on former Kansas University forward C.J. Giles and Joe Crawford, reducing their roster to the opening-day maximum of 15. Giles, a free agent who played for Oregon State last season, averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in four preseason games.
No evidence of gunfire after campus lockdown
October 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Western Kentucky University was locked down for several hours Wednesday after reports of gunmen on campus, but officials said they could find no evidence that shots had been fired or that anyone had a weapon.Someone reported seeing people with weapons in a building on a satellite campus and police later received reports that shots had been fired on the main campus, a mile away.
Dallas schools reveal review
October 23, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Dallas schools superintendent has announced an independent legal review of the district’s investigation into grade-changing allegations for basketball players at South Oak Cliff High.Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said Wednesday that the district has retained a Houston law firm to review the district’s internal investigation covering the school years that began in 2002, 2004 and 2006.