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What changes to your driving habits would you be most likely to change to make traveling our roads safer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Being more patient with the other drivers.
 
32%
Stop using my cell phone while driving.
 
23%
None of the above.
 
12%
Paying more attention to traffic.
 
9%
Driving the speed limit.
 
8%
Consistently observing the rules of the road.
 
8%
Other.
 
4%
Not talking with passengers in my car.
 
1%
Total 320
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Bill Peak, of Tonganoxie, and his wife, Kathy, have visited presidential estates around the country, and have dedicated a room in their home to political memorabilia. Political memorabilia: That’s the ticket
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When Bill and Kathy Peak were married 14 years ago, they, as any couple, planned out their honeymoon. The Bahamas? Nah. Europe? No way. Try the former homes of dead presidents. In their 14 years together, the Peaks have planned vacations geared toward visiting such destinations. Of 38 deceased presidents, the Peaks have visited the homes of 31 of them, including their gravesites.
6:00 a.m.
Emergency responders inspect the scene of a two-car accident that killed two people Saturday on K-10 west of the highway's intersection with Wakarusa Drive. Law enforcement patrols to increase on K-10 after spate of accidents
4:04 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 7:28 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Law enforcement will be increasing patrols on Kansas Highway 10 after four people died during a five-day period in three separate accidents on the Douglas County portions of the highway.
10:00 a.m.
From left, Robert DeYoung, Kansas University School of Business professor, Mohamed El-Hodiri, KU professor of economics, and Don Johnston, executive vice president of the northeast Kansas region for Intrust Bank, discuss the economy during a forum Monday at the Lawrence Public Library. Experts: Kan. will miss brunt of financial woes
October 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence and Kansas will likely weather the current national financial crises better than other areas of the country, according to a panel of economists and banking experts. Just how bad it will be locally isn’t yet clear, the panelists said during a town hall forum Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
2:00 p.m.
An aerial view shows the Wakarusa Camping & Music Festival at Clinton State Park. Festival organizers want to move the event to the Circle S Ranch, but Jefferson County Commissioners won't make a decision until next week. Jefferson County commissioners postpone action on Wakarusa Fest move
1:50 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 4:36 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Plans to move the Wakarusa Music Festival from Clinton Lake to a rural Jefferson County ranch are still up in the air.
6:00 p.m.
A Hutchinson Salt Co. miner moves salt and rocks near the face of the salt mine Friday, Oct. 24, in Hutchinson. State transportation officials awaiting salt deliveries
October 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
State highway officials are hoping for warm, clear and uneventful weather conditions through Halloween, as a fearful few weeks for salt supplies comes to an end.

All stories

Cancer center, Pinnacle Technology awarded grants
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Kansas University Cancer Center and a Lawrence research firm were on the receiving end of grants approved Tuesday by the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Non-partisan group criticizes Francisco over ad against Morgan
Senator says she’ll make a change
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
A non-partisan group that provides information for voters has sharply criticized state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, over a campaign ad Francisco has run against her Republican opponent, Scott Morgan.
State transportation officials awaiting salt deliveries
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
State highway officials are hoping for warm, clear and uneventful weather conditions through Halloween, as a fearful few weeks for salt supplies comes to an end.
Tonganoxie City Council moves forward on land purchase
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
Tonganoxie City Council members have agreed to proceed with the purchase of 237 acres of land south of the city for nearly $1.38 million.
Report: Horseplay, fireworks cited as cause of summer’s Indiana Street fire
October 28, 2008
A new report from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical accuses the occupants of a Lawrence home - destroyed in a July 31 fire - of fireworks violations. In the report, officials say the house fire at 1005 Ind. likely started when two of the occupants, Adam Renfro and Kevin Brown, threw lit fireworks at Sam Ferando, an occupant of the home who was sleeping on an upholstered couch on the front porch.
De Soto issues boil water advisory for western portions of city
October 28, 2008
A water main break has led the City of De Soto to issue a boil water advisory for eastern portions of the city.
Satellite voting continues in Leavenworth County
October 28, 2008
Satellite voting for Leavenworth County residents will continue Tuesday in southern portions of the county.
No foul play in man’s death, police say
12:40 p.m., October 28, 2008 Updated 04:01 p.m.
An older man’s body was found Tuesday at 1208 Miss., and no foul play is suspected, Lawrence police said.
Campbell spending, raising more than Meissner in State Board of Education race
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
In the State Board of Education, District 4 contest, Democrat Carolyn Campbell has outraised and outspent Republican Robert Meissner 2-to-1.
Morgan outspending Francisco in Kansas Senate race
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
In the race for Senate District 2, Republican challenger Scott Morgan has been outspending incumbent Democratic state Sen. Marci Francisco.
Chiefs RB charged, benched
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Larry Johnson, already facing possible suspension by the NFL, was charged Monday with simple assault for spitting his drink in a woman’s face. Several hours later, the Kansas City Chiefs indicated the two-time Pro Bowl running back would not play for the foreseeable future.
Gymnasts need license
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Gymnasts will now have to start showing ID long before the Olympics. Beginning Jan. 1, all junior and senior gymnasts who represent their countries at most international meets will need a license from the International Gymnastics Federation. The licenses will include gymnasts’ name, sex, country and date of birth, and be their proof of age for their entire career.
Kodak sponsorship over
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Eastman Kodak Co. is ending its 22-year sponsorship in NASCAR and putting more sports-marketing dollars into professional golf.
K.C. cool on Culpepper
Chiefs have ‘conversation’ with QB
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Chiefs are not as eager to sign former Pro Bowl quarterback Daunte Culpepper as many people thought. Although adding the veteran quarterback to the roster remains a possibility some time down the road, coach Herm Edwards said Monday that Culpepper would not even come in for an interview.
Energy strategy
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: There’s no doubt about it; Kansans are experiencing tough times. Our economy is in shambles, gas prices are high, we are at war, and the Earth’s climate is in peril. The solutions to these problems haven’t and won’t be easy. However, what is so striking about all these problems is they can be traced to a single source: our dependence on oil.
Taylor, Springs out for Washington
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Washington defensive end Jason Taylor and cornerback Shawn Springs are expected to miss the game next week against Pittsburgh.
Honorable ride
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: When we semi-retired in 2004, one of the reasons we chose to move to Lawrence was the T. Our real estate agent helped us find the perfect house within walking distance of the T. Public transportation is very important to us since Bob is visually impaired (centrally blind) and cannot drive.
Vikes’ Childress plans to play with tackles
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Vikings coach Brad Childress is planning on Pro Bowl defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams playing in Sunday’s game against Houston.Childress had no comment Monday on a Fox Sports report that the two Williamses have tested positive for one of the NFL’s banned substances. That would mean a four-game suspension pending appeal.
Judge defines status for Gitmo detainees
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Al-Qaida or Taliban supporters who directly assisted in hostile acts against the United States or its allies can be held without charges as enemy combatants, a federal judge ruled Monday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon takes a first step toward resolving the fate of some of the hundreds of men - many who have been held for years without charges - detained as terror suspects at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Knicks waive Ewing Jr.
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Right name, not enough game. Patrick Ewing Jr. was waived Monday by the New York Knicks, who got down to the 15-player limit by cutting the son of their career scoring leader.
Safety tips protect everyone on Halloween
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
KidsHealth.org, the most-visited Web site for children’s health information, offers these safety tips to help make this year’s Halloween festivities a trick-free treat.
FBI: Hate crime down, but anti-gay crime up
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hate crimes incidents decreased slightly last year despite a surge in those targeting gays and lesbians. The FBI reported more than 7,600 hate crimes incidents in 2007, down about 1 percent from the previous year. The decline was driven by decreases in the two largest categories of hate crimes - crimes against race and religion.
Rockies pitcher arrested
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Colorado Rockies pitcher Luis Vizcaino was arrested Monday after police said he was driving under the influence. The 34-year-old reliever was bailed out of jail later in the day.
Standard vision screenings missing common problem
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
Your 9-year-old’s eyes hurt during homework? Your teen’s a slow reader plagued with headaches? They may have a common yet often missed vision problem: Eyes that don’t turn together properly to read. As many as one of every 20 students have some degree of what eye doctors call “convergence insufficiency,” or CI, where eye muscles must work harder to focus up-close.
Bus profits
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Lawrence voters should know all the facts about the T. The T is not really the socially conscious creation of the city of Lawrence. The city contracts for the T’s bus services with MV Public Transportation Inc., a California for-profit corporation owned by MV Transportation Inc., another California for-profit corporation.
The latest bad news for 401(k)s?
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
As if your 401(k) hadn’t been through enough. American workers, forced to look on helplessly as the value of their 401(k)s sink in sync with the Dow, now have something else to worry about. Last week, General Motors told its nonunion employees that starting next month, it would stop matching their contributions to their 401(k) plans until business conditions improve.
Cyclones center finished
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
Iowa State’s struggling offensive line has taken another hit. Offensive center Mike Knapp had surgery on his right knee Monday and is lost for the rest of the season, and tackle Ben Lamaak is day to day because of a leg injury, coach Gene Chizik said Monday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
The Carl and Peggy Silvers family of rural Lawrence was named 4-H Family of the Year. The Lawrence Opera House apparently no longer was under the threat of foreclosure. A new mortgage with a new bank was worked out and Terry Sutcliffe of Lawrence National Bank said the paper his bank held on the historic site had been settled.
Book your holiday airfare
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
Believe it or not, it’s time to start your Christmas shopping - for holiday flights. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you consider how to nab that ticket to Grandma’s. Airlines have drastically cut back on flights, so there are fewer seats available this year than last. Bottom line? Book your seat now.
Sloan enjoys substantial cash lead
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
Veteran lawmaker state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, has a large lead in campaign cash over Democratic opponent John Wilson in the House District 45 contest. According to campaign finance reports filed Monday, Sloan had $40,247 cash on hand as the Nov. 4 election approached.
Raiders’ FB out
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
The bad news from the Oakland Raiders’ blowout loss at Baltimore carried over into Monday with the news that starting fullback Justin Griffith would need season-ending surgery on his knee.Griffith tore the ACL in his right knee late in the third quarter of a 29-10 loss to the Ravens.
City may sell land for riverfront project
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Plans for a new retail, residential and office district near the Kansas River in North Lawrence are scheduled to take another step forward tonight. City commissioners will formally consider a contract that would sell unused city property to a development group that has proposed building the project.
Book collection part of family
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
Maurine Regehr carefully picks up one of the dozens of books in front of her and gently turns its pages. It’s a colorful book, with bright illustrations of Native American children splashed across its pages, and full of lively writing. It brings a smile to her face, like an old friend coming to visit.
Social Security shaky for retirement planning
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B9
In retirement planning, financial advisers often talk to clients about a three-legged stool. It is an analogy for how we all should plan for our sunset years. One leg of the stool is supposed to represent retirement savings. In the past, this meant a company pension. Now for many workers, it’s a retirement plan they fund themselves, such as a 401(k).
Washington’s coach out
Willingham to step down after season
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tyrone Willingham is out as football coach at Washington, effective at the end of the season. Two days after the Huskies fell to 0-7, athletic director Scott Woodward said Willingham will step down at the end of the year. Asked Monday if this was his decision, Willingham said flatly, “no.”
People in the news
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Julianne Hough to undergo surgery¢ LL Cool J quits as opening act for Jackson¢ Legends gather to mourn Four Tops’ singer¢ Acclaimed author Hillerman dies at 83¢ Keanu Reeves’ civil trial begins in Los Angeles
Manning tipped Steelers to play
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Steelers knew what the Giants would do before 264-pound running back Brandon Jacobs was stopped on a key goal-line play early in New York’s 21-14 win in Pittsburgh on Sunday. The tipster? Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Komen on the Go makes stop at KU
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A5
Pink is popular during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but one group is spreading the word that there’s a lot more to it than the color. The Susan G. Komen on the Go vehicle made a stop Monday morning in front of Kansas University’s Kansas Union to inform students about detecting breast cancer and treatment options.
US: Raid on Syria killed cell leader
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A6
A cross-border raid by U.S. special forces killed the al-Qaida-linked head of a Syrian network that smuggled fighters, weapons and cash into Iraq, an American counterterrorism official said Monday. Blood stained the earth in this border village as anguished Syrians buried relatives they said were killed in the U.S. helicopter attack Sunday.
Arizona may shape health care debate
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
On Election Day, Arizonans can give the nation the gift of a good example. They can enact a measure that could shape the health care debate that will arrest or accelerate the nation’s slide into statism. Proposition 101, “The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act,” would put the following language into Arizona’s Constitution.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 28, 1908: “Word is that people in Linwood are getting ready to drill for natural gas. A sum of $1,000 already has been raised for the work. : Several of the old soldiers of Lawrence have received letters from the G.A.R. asking that they be sure to look after their eventual widows in their wills.
Child-prostitution roundup snares 600
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution. The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement occurred in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops, casinos and Web sites.
Common Cents
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Open the blinds on the sunny side of the house when the sun is shining and close them as soon as the sun goes down to retain the solar heat. Close the curtains on the shady side of the house. If you don’t have curtains consider installing some.
UN attacks rebels to protect civilians
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Furious mobs stoned U.N. peacekeepers’ compounds Monday and thousands of desperate people fled advancing rebel troops as chaos returned to eastern Congo, fueled by festering hatreds left over from the Rwandan genocide and the country’s unrelenting civil wars.
Community college offers nursing info
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B9
The Ottawa campus of Neosho County Community College, 226 Beech, Ottawa, will give the first in a series of nursing information seminars from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The seminar is open to anyone in the community wanting basic information about the nursing program at NCCC.
Pickens gives $63M
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens will give another $63 million to Oklahoma State to finish athletic projects that were supposed to be paid for with a previous $165 million donation that took a hit during the economic downturn.
Walk-on guard joins Jayhawks
Invitation to play for KU a ‘dream come true’ for Hays High grad Juenemann
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jordan Juenemann was studying biology Monday morning when he received a cell-phone call from Kansas University’s men’s basketball office. “Brett Ballard said, ‘Jordan, come to coach Self’s office. There’s some good news for you,’” Juenemann, a 6-foot-4 KU freshman from Hays, related. Shortly after hearing from KU’s director of basketball operations, Juenemann huddled with head coach Bill Self behind closed doors.
Soaked fans stay put
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
Donna Gentekos was shivering, her zipped-up red jacket the last of four layers of Phillies gear keeping her covered. Gentekos had long abandoned her prime seat in section 141 and tried to stay warm standing outside Harry The K’s, a sports bar located just below the left field scoreboard. Her husband was at the concession stand buying hot cocoa.
Financial meltdown worsens food crisis
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
As shock waves from the credit crisis began to spread around the world last month, China scrambled to protect itself. Among the most extreme measures it took was to impose new export taxes to keep critical supplies such as grains and fertilizer from leaving the country.
Stevens guilty on 7 counts, won’t quit Senate campaign
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Ted Stevens, a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday - found guilty of accepting a bonanza of home renovations and fancy trimmings from an oil executive and then lying about it.
Brutal stretch wears on ‘Horns
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
Texas defensive tackle Roy Miller said he felt “relieved” after a tough victory over Oklahoma State. Quarterback Colt McCoy’s left hand - he throws right - was bruised and scratched. As a group, the Longhorns’ defensive backs are nicked up and sore.
Research shedding light on male infertility issues
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
While women’s infertility problems get all the press, men’s infertility accounts for as much as 40 percent of the infertility problems among couples. Dr Edward Marut, medical director of Fertility Centers of Illinois, says three factors of male infertility may be controlled hy healthy living.
Tennessee remains lone undefeated team
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Tennessee Titans keep winning, and not even Peyton Manning could stop the NFL’s only undefeated team. LenDale White ran for two touchdowns, Chris Hope intercepted Manning twice, and the Titans routed the Indianapolis Colts, 31-21, Monday night.
Teenagers, and not Coolio, rule the roost
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B8
Is America running out of has-beens? Our pop-culture past has been strip-mined so thoroughly that we’re beginning to exhaust our supply of Pauly Shores. This brings us to “Coolio’s Rules” (9 p.m., Oxygen), the latest imitation of “The Osbournes.”
Polls show even split in Israeli election
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
Israel moved closer Monday to a bruising election campaign that will decide the future of peace talks, as polls showed the moderate foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, in a surprisingly close race with hard-line opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
NU’s offense ‘in sync’
Husker coach Pelini encouraged by offensive production
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
Hired to shore up Nebraska’s woeful defense, coach Bo Pelini says one of the most pleasant developments of his first season has been that of the offense. “They’re more in sync, they’re growing more comfortable together, and I think we’re in a good rhythm now,” Pelini said Monday. “Hopefully we can keep that together and keep that going, because we need to against a tremendous Oklahoma football team we’re playing.”
TherapyWorks to offer back pain class today
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B9
TherapyWorks, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 100, Lawrence, will have a Helping You Help Yourself series workshop entitled “Back to the Basics: Facts about Backs” at 7 p.m. today. Featured speakers will be Cindy Johnson, Ryan Brandt and Dave Appleman, all of TherapyWorks.
Diabetes drug costs soaring, exceeding $12 billion last year
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
Americans with diabetes nearly doubled their spending on drugs for the disease in just six years, with the bill last year climbing to an eye-popping $12.5 billion. Newer, more costly drugs are driving the increase, said researchers, despite a lack of strong evidence for the new drugs’ greater benefits and safety. And there are more people being treated for diabetes.
Kansas men’s golf in 10th at Baylor
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
Nate Barbee shot a first-day 153 to lead Kansas University’s men’s golf team to a 10th-place showing after two rounds of the Baylor Intercollegiate on Monday at Royal Oaks Country Club. The Jayhawks shot a first-round 314 then shaved 11 strokes for the second round to finish with 617 strokes. Texas A&M leads with 577.
Gun shop licenses in Kansas increase
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B10
There has been an increase in the number of gun shops that have a license to sell automatic weapons. But the shop owners say residents should not expect to see more heavy weapons on the street. The new law took effect in July to allow the sale of more types of weapons, including those typically used by the military or law enforcement. The law brought Kansas in line with surrounding states.
Baker hits NAIA poll; QB Brown honored
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
Baker University, riding a five-game win streak, has earned the No. 24 slot in this week’s NAIA football poll. It’s the first time BU has been ranked since early last season. Also, BU junior quarterback Mack Brown has been named HAAC offensive player of the week after throwing for a school-record 433 yards and four TDs in Saturday’s 52-14 win at Central Methodist.
Linebacker picks KU
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
Julian Jones, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound linebacker out of MacArthur High in Lawton, Okla., has orally committed to play football at Kansas University, Rivals.com reports. Jones also had received interest from North Carolina, Kansas State, Tulsa, Texas Tech, and New Mexico State.
On the record
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses.
LHS soccer falls, 1-0
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s soccer season ended with a 1-0 regulation loss Monday to Olathe Northwest in the first round of regional play. O-Northwest scored the only goal midway through the second half.
Woodling: Firebirds just better - for now
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High football fans - and the city is full of natives who remember the good old days - are becoming restless. With the Lions apparently headed for their first back-to-back losing seasons since the dark days of the early 1970s, some die-hards can’t see the forest for the trees.
Johnson County candidate cited for stealing opponent’s signs
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B10
A Johnson County commissioner has been cited for stealing two of his opponent’s campaign signs. Commissioner John Toplikar was cited for misdemeanor theft after allegedly taking signs of Calvin Hayden, his opponent in the 6th District Board of County Commissioners race. Hayden’s wife, Kelly, and a campaign volunteer videotaped the alleged thefts Saturday.
Commentary: Ex-Jayhawk Gooden shows growth
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
As beards go, it has to rank among the best we’ve ever had around here. Honestly, it is up there with Honest Abe Lincoln’s … and Papa Hemingway’s white one … or Rick Sutcliffe’s red scrub brush … or Matt Clement’s billy-goat goatee … or Bobby Jenks’ blond chin strip … or Kyle Orton at his grizzliest.
Umpires acknowledge missed call
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
For the second time in two days, umpires acknowledged they missed a key call in the World Series. The Philadelphia Phillies scored in the first inning of Game 4 on Sunday night after Jimmy Rollins scampered safely back to third during a rundown. But television replays showed he was tagged on the backside by Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria and should have been called out by third base ump Tim Welke.
Steroids cases under investigation
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Six to eight players are under investigation by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy by taking a weight-loss diuretic that is considered a masking agent for steroids. A person familiar with the case provided the number of players involved Monday, saying estimates of a higher figure were untrue.
Ovechkin to miss game
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Alex Ovechkin will miss at least one game while in Russia to spend time with his ailing grandfather.
Horoscopes
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B8
You have a strong sense of self this year, which carries you through any ripples you might encounter. As a result, you make waves, and quickly at that. If you are single, it isn’t a question of meeting people; the issue is who! If you are attached, you discover that sharing more, accepting your vulnerabilities and honoring your sweetie’s will enhance your relationship.
Positive negatives
LHS senior shows uplifting subjects in photography
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
Stefanie Stuever barely even remembers the specific moment. It happened so quickly. She was in her backyard with a young neighbor friend who was afraid of dogs. But for one fleeting second, the girl and Stuever’s dog locked eyes at close range, intent on checking out each other. Stuever’s index finger squeezed the shutter on her camera.
Oklahoma State rebounds from loss
Cowboys still burning from narrow setback at top-ranked Texas
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
No. 9 Oklahoma State went back to work Monday amid the news that the investment by T. Boone Pickens that helped propel them into the top 10 had taken a sizable hit in recent months. More importantly, they were trying to recover from their first loss of the season - a 28-24 defeat at top-ranked Texas on Saturday.
Double Take: ‘Preacher kid’ comment unfair
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes & Kelly: OK, Kelly. Time for a mea culpa to pastors and their families after your column on spring break. First, “preachers’ daughters” are not necessarily raised by their parents in a sheltered environment. Most of them do have normal kid and teenage experiences.
Experts: Kan. will miss brunt of financial woes
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence and Kansas will likely weather the current national financial crises better than other areas of the country, according to a panel of economists and banking experts. Just how bad it will be locally isn’t yet clear, the panelists said during a town hall forum Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Cats talkative
Chatty K-Staters provide a little bulletin-board material
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
To hear Kansas State receiver/punt returner Deon Murphy tell it, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino very well could be second-guessing his abilities as a recruiter come Saturday. Asked Monday whether he thought the Jayhawks, who have struggled with their pass-rush this season, regretted not pursuing Wildcats All-Big 12 defensive end Ian Campbell out of high school, Murphy smiled.
McCain fights for comeback in Ohio
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Fading in the polls, John McCain fought Barack Obama for support in economically hard-hit Ohio on Monday, each man pledging to right the economy and turn the page on the Bush era in a state with an impressive record for picking presidents.
Studies: Staph germs harder to treat
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A6
Drug-resistant staph bacteria picked up in ordinary community settings are increasingly acquiring “superbug” powers and causing far more serious illnesses than they have in the past, doctors reported Monday.These widespread germs used to be easier to treat than the dangerous forms of staph found in hospitals and nursing homes.
Candidate choices
All candidates for public office deserve our thanks for campaigning and participating in the democratic process.
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A9
Observations and thoughts about some of the contested political races in Kansas, Douglas County and Lawrence : Pat Roberts has been an excellent U.S. senator, representing the residents of Kansas and he should be re-elected. His commitment to safeguarding this country and his work on behalf of the best interests of his fellow Kansans is a matter of record.
Voters feel anxious about election
October 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
Victoria St. Gelais is panicky. Tami Brewster-Barnes feels the nerves in the pit of her stomach. Steven Valentine is losing sleep as his mood rises and falls with John McCain’s poll numbers. Voters around the country, whether they support McCain or Barack Obama, say they are experiencing nail-biting, ulcer-inducing anxiety ahead of next week’s election and all that’s riding on it.
Snedeker ties record
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
American Brandt Snedeker tied a course record with a 6-under 66 to take a four-shot lead after the first round of the Kiwi Challenge on Monday.Snedeker finished the first day of the four-man event at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand’s Northland province ahead of compatriots Anthony Kim (70), Hunter Mahan (71) and Australian Adam Scott, who shot a 73.
Bargnani’s option exercised
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Toronto Raptors exercised the fourth-year option Monday on forward Andrea Bargnani, the first overall pick in the 2006 draft. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Northwestern RB out
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Northwestern star running back Tyrell Sutton will miss the rest of the regular season due to a wrist injury.Sutton, who hurt his wrist in the third quarter of Saturday’s 21-19 loss to Indiana, will have surgery today, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald said Monday.
Steelers’ WR apologizes
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes apologized Monday for being involved in a marijuana-related case that caused coach Mike Tomlin to bench him for Sunday’s loss.Holmes was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop Thursday in which police smelled burning marijuana and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car.
Lakers waive Karl
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Coby Karl, who played in 17 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, was waived by the defending Western Conference champions Monday. Karl, the son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, averaged 1.8 points, 0.8 rebounds and 4.2 minutes as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Lakers. He also played in 17 games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals.
AFL realigns divisions
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Arena Football League realigned its divisions Monday, placing the two-time (2006-07) Eastern Division champion Dallas Desperados in the Southern Division.The Desperados spent the previous five seasons in the National Conference East after spending their first two seasons in the American Conference.
Panthers DT hurt
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Carolina reserve defensive tackle Darwin Walker was driving to the team’s walkthrough Saturday morning when he was involved in a car accident near Bank of America Stadium.A team spokesman initially described it as a fender-bender, but coach John Fox acknowledged Monday it was a “pretty serious accident” that caused Walker to miss the victory over Arizona due to general soreness.
Boeing, machinists reach tentative deal
October 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
A tentative four-year settlement was reached Monday night to end a machinists’ strike that has shut down Boeing Co. commercial airplane operations since Sept. 6, union and company spokesmen confirmed.Boeing and the machinists union said the deal would enhance job security.
Local optometrist becomes fellow
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B9
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development certified Dr. Elizabeth Crandon of Crandon & Crandon, 1019 Mass., as a fellow of the college at the association’s annual meeting in Rancho Mirage, Calif.Crandon was one of 11 optometrists awarded fellow status by the COVD board of directors in 2008.
Bills WR injured
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Josh Reed is out indefinitely due to injuries to his ankle and Achilles’ tendon, leaving the Bills minus one of their most reliable third-down receivers.
Safin considers retirement
October 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Two-time Grand Slam champion Marat Safin lost to Juan Monaco in the first round of the Paris Masters on Monday and afterward said he would consider retirement.