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12:00 a.m.
District making progress when it comes to No Child Left Behind Act
9:00 p.m., September 8, 2008 Updated 1:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence public schools are making progress when it comes to leaving no children behind, but work still needs to be done.
6:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Lawrence Journal -World .Ramona Morgan sits with her attorney Billy Rork of Topeka Monday in Judge Paula Martins court room. Morgan struck and killed two Highway workmen, in Pleasant Grove south of Lawrence in 2007. Jury to continue deliberations in U.S. Highway 59 fatalities
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Jurors will return to Douglas County District Court this morning to deliberate the fate of a Washington state woman accused of killing two highway workers in 2007 in a hit-and-run.
10:00 a.m.
Welder John McManigal, Holton, purchased a used Suzuki mini-truck that holds his welding rig and equipment. McManigal says he's saving money on gas with his new truck and he hopes local governments will make them legal for driving on highways. The small, gas-efficient trucks from Japan are catching on in the U.S. and becoming popular replacements for regular trucks among farmers and people needing multi-functional vehicles. As fuel prices rise, mini-trucks prove popular
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
John Grau used to drive a big, gas-guzzling pickup truck while checking cattle and fences on his rural Jackson County farm. Not anymore. Last spring he bought a Japanese-made mini-truck for that purpose.
6:00 p.m.
Ramona Morgan sits with her attorney, Billy Rork, of Topeka, on Tuesday just prior to being convicted of two counts of reckless second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the deaths of two KDOT workers and injury of another along U.S. Hwy. 59 south of Lawrence a year ago. Jury finds Ramona Morgan guilty on all charges relating to last September’s accident
1:43 p.m., September 9, 2008 Updated 7:28 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Billy Rork, Ramona Morgan’s defense attorney, at 1:25 p.m. said that the jury had reached a verdict in the death of two construction workers on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence last September.

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New breast cancer detection method
September 9, 2008
Tonight in our continuing series “Friend 2 Friend,” we bring you the story of a promising new way to detect breast cancer. In some cases, the method may be up to three times more accurate than mammograms.
T-Bones fall in game one
September 9, 2008
The Gary-Southshore Railcats defeated the T-Bones in game one of the NL Championship.
Minnesota defeats Kansas City 7-2
September 9, 2008
The Royals tried to hurt Minnesota’s division hopes tonight, but lost 7-2.
Jayhawks prepare for Friday night affair
September 9, 2008
Ordinarily, the Friday night lights of northeast Kansas are reserved for the local high school football teams. But, that’s not the case this week. In three days, Lawrence, Free State, Eudora, Tonganoxie, Basehor-Linwood and Piper High schools will be joined by Kansas University and its tilt with South Florida University.
Experts working to reduce suicide rate
September 9, 2008
The suicide rate in Douglas County is higher than the national average.
Tuesday, September 9 weather at 10 p.m.
September 9, 2008
The forecast for Wednesday, September 10 calls for a high of 77 with a low around 53.
Legislature creates its own group to study state’s transportation future
September 9, 2008
On Tuesday, legislative leaders approved forming a special committee to study the need for a new comprehensive transportation plan.
Construction worker files civil suit against Morgan
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
A civil lawsuit has been filed against Ramona Morgan, the woman found guilty Tuesday afternoon of killing two men and injuring a third when she drove her truck through a construction zone south of Lawrence.
KU Hospital board welcomes Johnson County tax plan for cancer research
September 9, 2008
Bob Regnier, a member of the authority’s board and chairman of the campaign to establish the Johnson County Research and Education Triangle, found an eager audience when discussing the plan’s particulars, which would include giving the KU Cancer Center $5 million a year to open and operate a new Cancer Clinical Research Center.
Stephen Stout found guilty of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County jury found Stephen R. Stout guilty Tuesday afternoon of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child for trying to entice a West Junior High School student to get into his car in December.
Proposal to open homeless day center in Barker neighborhood abandoned
September 9, 2008
Joe Reitz, the leader of a new Lawrence faith-based program to provide temporary housing to homeless families, said on Tuesday that his group was no longer considering a house at 1501 R.I. as the possible site of a day center for homeless families and children.
Dole Institute prepares schedule in run-up to election
September 9, 2008
With less than two months until Election Day, Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics is rolling out a fall series that showcases many of the issues surrounding the presidential campaign.
Jury finds Ramona Morgan guilty on all charges relating to last September’s accident
We’ve got our justice as much as we can get’
01:43 p.m., September 9, 2008 Updated 07:28 p.m. in print edition on A1
Billy Rork, Ramona Morgan’s defense attorney, at 1:25 p.m. said that the jury had reached a verdict in the death of two construction workers on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence last September.
Sebelius will ask for 50-cent increase in cigarette tax to help pay for health care reforms
State leaders say proposal to help insure low-income Kansans would again fail in Legislature
12:36 p.m., September 9, 2008 Updated 05:55 p.m. in print edition on A3
With the number of uninsured Kansans increasing, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday said she would again ask the Legislature to approve health care reforms that included a 50-cent increase in the cigarette tax.
Lawrence police investigating three sex crimes
September 9, 2008
Lawrence police are investigating three sex crimes that reportedly occurred between Aug. 1 and Sept. 4, a police report released Tuesday said.
Jurors in U.S. Highway 59 murder trial have questions for court
11:50 a.m., September 9, 2008 Updated 12:03 p.m.
Jurors deliberating the fate of a woman accused in a fatal 2007 Douglas County hit-and-run have asked the judge another question at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Lawrence man released on bond in indecent liberties case involving Texas teen
September 9, 2008
A Lawrence man accused of having sex with a Texas teenager and helping her run away from home to Lawrence was released last week from the Douglas County Jail on $25,000 bond.
KU enlists help in fight against cancer, quest for NCI designation
September 9, 2008
Eleven leaders from hospitals and health systems in the Kansas City region formally agreed Tuesday to work together toward achieving two ambitious goals.First: Secure a National Cancer Institute designation for the Kansas University Cancer Center.Second: Cure cancer itself.
Titans keep eye on Young
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
While defending their quarterback from critics worried about his mental state on Monday, the Tennessee Titans had to reschedule a test on Vince Young’s sprained left knee. Coach Jeff Fisher said at his Monday afternoon news conference that the team did not have the test results on Young’s knee. The team said approximately four hours later that an MRI had to be rescheduled for today.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 9, 1908: The city council is planning for more meetings to wrestle with the electric street car question, which has been bothering it for the past two months. Three agencies are seeking franchises and only one can succeed.
Pump patrol
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
British jury finds 3 men guilty in bombing plot
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Three British Muslims with ties to Pakistan were found guilty Monday of conspiracy to murder in a terrorist bombing campaign but jurors failed to reach a verdict on whether they plotted to blow up multiple trans-Atlantic airliners with liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks.
Pentagon ponders ways to attack in cyberspace
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Igniting a provocative new debate, senior military officials are pushing the Pentagon to go on the offensive in cyberspace by developing the ability to attack other nations’ computer systems, rather than concentrating on defending America’s electronic security.
Atheist at Fort Riley reports death threat
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
An atheist soldier who’s accusing the military of violating religious freedoms has received a death threat, the leader of a foundation involved in the soldier’s federal lawsuit said Monday.The Army post in Kansas said it is investigating a message left on Spc. Jeremy Hall’s cell phone.
Clinton praises Palin choice, urges voters to consider issues
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Anyone wanting a Hillary vs. Sarah smackdown might be in for a letdown. First, Sarah Palin launched her Republican vice presidential campaign with praise for the strides Hillary Rodham Clinton made in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. On Monday, Clinton spoke in kind.
Shameful situation
Kansas officials need to acknowledge and try to remedy the sad lack of services for people with serious mental illness.
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
This can’t be what state officials had in mind when they phased out the state hospitals that provided services for Kansans with serious mental illness.
Hurricane Ike smashes Cuba; Is US Gulf Coast next in path?
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Ike roared down Cuba’s spine Monday and toward the island’s densely populated capital of fragile historic buildings after ravaging homes, forcing 1.2 million people to evacuate and killing at least four. U.S. residents from Florida to Texas braced for Ike’s next wallop.
Quigley leads rushing for KU
September 9, 2008
Angus Quigley has already surpassed his career rushing numbers.
Monday, September 8 weather at 10 p.m.
September 9, 2008
Tuesday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 70 degrees.
Worthy tax
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The reason that we need to vote for a slight increase in our city sales tax to support the T is that there is no money allotted for our bus system in the 2009 city budget.
Stylist David Glover coming to Lawrence
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Green Room Salon, 924 1/2 Mass., has invited David Glover, session hairstylist, to teach a one-night class Sept. 18 for employees.
Wind also offshore energy source
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Visitors to Rehoboth Beach, Del., soon may be greeted by more than sand dunes, seagulls and beach umbrellas. If offshore wind advocates have their way, scores of 140-foot blades will be spinning in the ocean breeze nearly a dozen miles away, barely visible to the sunbathers.
Simpson’s trial begins without fanfare
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
O.J. Simpson went on trial for kidnapping and robbery Monday with a judge determined to find a jury unaffected by his long-ago “Trial of the Century.” “What happened then, happened then,” Judge Jackie Glass told prospective jurors.
America’s Next Top Model’ auditions in KC
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Fans of the CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” can audition for the show during a casting call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel, 9103 E. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Federer returns to form, wins Open
Swiss standout ends drought with fifth straight U.S. title
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The handwritten letters and the e-mails, the care packages and - get this - the instructional DVDs began reaching Roger Federer early in the season, after a bout of mononucleosis precipitated the end of his streak of 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals.
Coaches not worried about lack of experience
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
Of the 12 girls golfers on the city’s two high school teams, only half have any varsity experience. The coaches at both Free State High and Lawrence High don’t seem all that concerned, though. Both are hoping the returning golfers will show the younger ones the ropes early - preferably in time for the regional and state meets at season’s end.
Landlords may see changes
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners tonight will consider changes to the city’s rental licensing program that would affect when landlords must renew their licenses.
Gould Evans hires new designer Anne Bruce
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Gould Evans Associates recently hired Anne Bruce as a designer for its Lawrence office, 706 Mass.
Washington Mutual removes CEO Killinger
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Washington Mutual Inc., ravaged by losses from sour mortgages, removed Kerry Killinger as chief executive of the nation’s largest savings and loan on Monday, adding him to the growing list of banking bosses ousted by their boards.
Expect to spend more on holiday airfare
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Expect to spend more to fly home for the holidays this year, say the experts at Live Search Farecast. Fares for Thanksgiving 2008 are up 31 percent from 2007, while Christmas and New Year’s fares are up 30 percent, according to the Web site.
Russia pledges partial pullout in Georgia
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Russia’s president pledged Monday to withdraw troops from key areas of Georgia after 200 European Union monitors deploy later this month as part of a revised cease-fire agreement.
KU chemistry aide answers drug charge
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University research aide, who is charged with trying to make a drug similar to ecstasy in a campus laboratory, made his first appearance Monday afternoon in Douglas County District Court.
Ex-Jayhawk Walters: Haskins an unbelievable coach
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Rex Walters knows firsthand the coaching genius of the late Don Haskins, who won 719 basketball games in 38 seasons at University of Texas-El Paso. “He was an absolutely unbelievable coach. They absolutely ruined a year of mine,” said Walters, the first-year University of San Francisco head basketball coach.
Local photographer’s work is honored
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Deb Stavin, an American fine art photographer based in Lawrence, won eight honorable mentions in the 2008 International Photo Awards competition.
Spice up your kids’ space
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Ramp up the look of your kid spaces using decorative painting tips from Sunny Goode, whose new book is “Paint Can! Children’s Rooms.”
Girardi will return in 2009
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The New York Yankees plan to retain Joe Girardi as manager next year. “Joe will be back,” co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said Monday at the club’s spring training complex. “He’s done everything he could. That’s the bottom line.”
National League Roundup: Sabathia tosses five-hit shutout
Phillies edge Fish, close on Mets
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and three steals, and Philadelphia beat Florida. The Phillies closed within 11â2 games of the NL East-leading New York Mets. They remain two behind in the loss column.
On the record
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 44-year-old Lawrence man reported $1,800 in security equipment stolen from Cadillac Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth St. Two outdoor video surveillance cameras, valued at $1,200 and $600, were reportedly stolen between 3 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.
LHS band uniforms to be replaced
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Lawrence High School band members, prepare your overture. Long-awaited new band uniforms and other equipment upgrades are on the docket, following the Lawrence school board’s approval of a measure denoting a budget line item for athletic and fine arts equipment.
Tax and spend
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Referring to Obama’s campaign, Craig Campbell (Public Forum, Sept. 4) apparently believes a candidate should not raise money in order to win. “When he has needed more money, what has he done? Certainly not cut things but has raised more money.”
Cavendish wins in Missouri
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Mark Cavendish burst around American Tyler Farrar with less than 200 meters left to take the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday, his first official victory in the United States. Cavendish finished the 90-mile first stage from St. Joseph to Kansas City in 3 hours, 15 minutes, 14 seconds to beat Farrar, riding for Garmin/Chipotle.
Solicitation trial opens
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County jury began hearing evidence Monday in the case of a man accused of trying to lure a West Junior High School student into his car last December.
Reports: US remains vulnerable to attacks
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The United States remains “dangerously vulnerable” to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks seven years after 9/11, a forthcoming independent study concludes. And a House Democrats’ report says the Bush administration has missed one opportunity after another to improve the nation’s security.
A&M quarterback ailing
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Two games into the season, Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman has another quarterback quandary. Senior Stephen McGee, who beat out sophomore Jerrod Johnson for the starting job in preseason practices, sprained his throwing shoulder on the sixth play of Saturday’s game against New Mexico.
Ex-big-leaguer passes
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Don Gutteridge, who played for four major-league teams and managed the Chicago White Sox in 1969 and 1970, died at his home. He was 96. Gutteridge spent 12 years in the majors and made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 7, 1936. He also played with the St. Louis Browns, Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox.
American League Roundup: Lester, Red Sox blank Rays
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Jon Lester pitched into the eighth inning, Jason Bay homered in a three-run first, and the surging Red Sox beat Tampa on Monday night to move within a half-game of the struggling AL East leaders. Playing before their 456th straight regular-season sellout crowd, a major-league record, the Red Sox closed within a half-game of the division lead for the first time since July 23.
Rodgers lifts Pack, 24-19
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
Aaron Rodgers passed his first test as the Green Bay Packers’ new quarterback, throwing for 178 yards and a touchdown and scoring on a game-clinching sneak in a victory over Minnesota on Monday night.
OSU’s Woods day-to-day
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says receiver Artrell Woods is day-to-day after spraining his knee in the Cowboys’ victory against Houston. Gundy says the worst-case scenario is that Woods would be probable for Oklahoma State’s game against Missouri State on Saturday.
Kids encouraged to enter poster contest
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
It’s time for the annual “Kansas: Don’t Spoil It” calendar contest. The contest is hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the calendar will feature student artwork for each month of the year.
US to re-examine deadly airstrike
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
The U.S. Central Command will send a senior team, headed by a general and including a legal affairs officer, to re-investigate a U.S. air attack last month that U.N. and Afghan officials say killed 90 civilians, amid mounting public outrage in Afghanistan and evidence that conflicts with the military’s initial version of events.
Statehouse rotunda now construction zone
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Temporary walls have gone up in the first floor Statehouse rotunda to seal off most of the area to all but construction workers.
Killer targeted at resentencing trial
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
The father of a 20-year-old southeast Kansas woman slain in 1996 tried to attack the man convicted of killing her.
Obama accuses rivals of dishonesty
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Barack Obama broadly accused his Republican rivals of dishonesty Monday, citing former lobbyists working for John McCain, Sarah Palin’s shifting stance on the “Bridge to Nowhere” and their promise to change Washington.
State tax revenue exceeds estimate
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
The state collected 3 percent more in tax revenues in August than expected. That’s some good news for legislators and other state officials, who have been worried about the national economic slump.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Construction for Lawrence hit an all-time high with more than $13.2 million in building permits issued by city hall through the first eight months of the year. The new total surpassed by nearly $1 million the record of $12,335,000 for the full year of 1967.
Bikers for Babies set for Sunday
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
More than 8,000 cycles are expected to motor through part of North Lawrence during Sunday’s 2008 March of Dimes Bikers for Babies, a rally whose riders are aiming to surpass last year’s record donations.
Immunization rate shows improvement
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
The percentage of children in Kansas receiving proper immunizations increased last year. The federal Centers for Disease Control reports that the state was above the national average for one standard set of shots.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Speaking in Lecompton, U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., said, “We have to live in the world with the Soviets. That does not mean we have to trust them. We just must deal with them by being tough.” She had reference to sanctions the U.S. had imposed on the Soviets after one of their planes had downed an unarmed Korean civilian jetliner. In all, 269 had died, including some Americans.
Wrong spin
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have been listening to the latest Republican spin in this election and all I can say is “Wow!”
Got a fat gene? Just get active for 3 to 4 hours a day
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A1
Maybe you CAN blame being fat on your genes. But there’s a way to overcome that family history: Just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day.
Book packed with money-saving tips for girls
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
When I handed the book to my 13-year-old daughter, Olivia, she groaned. Of course that’s the reaction I get from her on just about anything these days. She seesaws from the charming girl I knew and loved just before she turned 13 to this eye-rolling, moody person I hardly recognize.
Life sentence given in microwave-baby case
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A woman was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the chance for parole for burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave after fighting with her boyfriend. Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman lashed out at 28-year-old China Arnold, who opted to watch her sentencing from a side room on a monitor.
Mysteries lurk with ‘Fringe’ characters
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
The folks behind “Lost,” “Alias” and “Mission Impossible III” offer the new serialized head-scratcher “Fringe” (7 p.m., Fox), a frightening look at a contemporary world where technology and unfettered corporations can make every nightmare come true.
Eudora officer wins D.A.R.E award
September 9, 2008
The efforts and vision of one officer in Eudora stand out above the rest and now the city is leading the way statewide.
Ex-OSU player Parrack dies
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Doyle Parrack, who played on a national championship basketball team and later coached at three NCAA Div. I schools in Oklahoma, has died. Parrack, 86, died late Friday in Perkins, said his son.
Bush cancels nuclear deal with Russia
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
In a pointed but mostly symbolic expression of displeasure with Moscow, President Bush on Monday canceled a once-celebrated civilian nuclear cooperation deal with Russia.
Mortgage rates drop after takeover
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Mortgage rates fell sharply Monday, as investors reacted to the government’s takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And that’s exactly what homeowners like Jim Chereskin had been waiting for.Chereskin, who lives in Naperville, Ill., took out an adjustable-rate loan in 2003 and has been worrying about how much his mortgage payments will rise once the loan resets to market rates in about 18 months.
Mangino tempers buildup to USF
Coach says matchup won’t make or break Jayhawks’ season
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
By any stretch of the imagination, the Kansas University football team’s nationally televised matchup with South Florida on Friday night is a big deal. USF enters the game ranked 19th in the nation after holding off Central Florida in a 31-24 overtime victory last week. Kansas, following a 29-0 victory over Louisiana Tech, is ranked 13th. And for the first time this season, both teams will find out how they stack up against one of the nation’s elite.
Nebraska OL reinstated
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Offensive lineman Andy Christensen was reinstated to Nebraska’s football team after being acquitted of sexual assault charges last week. Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Christensen would resume practicing, but will be suspended for Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.
K.C. safety apologetic
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B3
The man who delivered the hit that ended Tom Brady’s season insists he was not trying to hurt last year’s NFL MVP. “It was really an accident,” Kansas City’s Bernard Pollard said. “I can’t change what happened. I can’t do anything but pray for him and hope he has a speedy recovery.”
Armstrong coming back?
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lance Armstrong’s reported comeback won’t take place with the Astana cycling team. “He is no part of our team,” Astana team press officer Philippe Maertens told the Associated Press in an e-mail. “Team Astana has no plans with him.”
Early learning
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The Legislative Division of Post Audit’s recent report may cause us to rethink economic development spending. While early childhood development programs are rarely portrayed as economic development initiatives, long-term studies cited by the Federal Reserve show that every $1 invested in quality early learning programs reaps a $4 to $7 return to communities.
Wagner done for a while
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Billy Wagner is out for the rest of this season and likely all of next. The New York Mets closer will have surgery after an MRI on Monday showed a torn medial collateral ligament in his pitching elbow has gotten worse.
KU volleyball team utilizes middle blockers
September 9, 2008
After a 2007 campaign that featured senior Natalie Uhart and junior Brittany Williams on the shelf for an extended period of time, this season Head Kansas Volleyball Coach Ray Bechard has the luxury of utilizing both middle blockers.
Numbers don’t lie
Speedy Patterson can catch, too
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Watching Daymond Patterson run with a football calls to mind watching Tom Seaver firing fastballs for the ‘69 Mets. Under normal circumstances, Seaver had an overpowering fastball. Put a runner in scoring position and two strikes on the batter, and Seaver reached back for more. Under normal circumstances, Patterson is the fastest player on the football field. Then when he needs a little extra, he kicks it up a notch.
Teens report negative experience obtaining birth control
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Kelly: We are two girls, ages 15 and 16. Last spring there were a lot of girls who were pregnant in our school, and we didn’t want to be, so we decided to be on birth control pills. We didn’t want to tell our parents - that’s a whole other story. So we each went to different places to be checked and put on the pill. We were both really upset by the experience. We got what we came for, but they made us feel like we were doing something wrong, like we shouldn’t have been having sex. Shouldn’t people who are medical professionals be a little less judgmental and just be happy that we were trying to do something right for ourselves? Maybe that’s why those other girls got pregnant, if they were treated that way.
Home is where the spa is
Homemade ingredients make costly beauty treatments affordable
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Feeling frazzled and fried but don’t have the time, energy or money to hit a spa for a massage, manicure or body scrub? If you have the bathtub, there are budget-friendly solutions on how you can create an at-home spa without the hassles and sticker shock.
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
You are far more together than you’ve been for many years, though responsibilities weigh heavily on your life and year. You also might be ready to walk a new path and become far more creative and dynamic. If you are single, you have a revolving door of suitors. If you are attached, you add the quality of romance once more into your relationship. Capricorn evokes your imagination. Together you find answers.
Texas DT reinstated
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston will play for No. 8 Texas against Arkansas after serving a one-game suspension for a drunken driving arrest, Longhorns coach Mack Brown said Monday. Houston was held out of Texas’ 42-13 victory over Texas-El Paso.
Woodling: Army game spectacle
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
In the grand scheme of things, it’s impossible to do everything you want to do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give it your best shot. In that regard, I have now checked a football game at the U.S. Military Academy off my list of wanna-dos.
Commentary: NFL takes a hit without Brady at QB
September 9, 2008 in print edition on B2
The reaction from Jets quarterback Brett Favre was quick and direct: “Terrible, just terrible.”
Both candidates tout Washington change
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Change is coming, change you can count on. That is the simple, central message from the two presidential nominating conventions held in Denver and St. Paul during the past two weeks.
Stuckey’s tackle shows his fortitude
September 9, 2008
Sometimes in the game of football there are moments that occur that define your season.
Pro-democracy leaders see gains in elections
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.The opposition camp captured 23 of 60 legislative seats in Sunday’s voting, down from their previous 26, according to poll results released Monday.
Iraq troop levels to be kept mostly steady
September 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush will keep roughly the same number of U.S. forces in Iraq through the end of the year and pull about 8,000 troops home by February, a drawdown that’s both slower and smaller than long anticipated.In a speech to be delivered today, Bush says more forces could withdraw in the first half of 2009. But for now, the situation isn’t changing significantly.
Number sense’ can help with math skills
September 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Scientists have for the first time established a link between a primitive, intuitive sense of numbers and performance in math classes, a finding that could lead to new ways to help children struggling in school.A study involving 64 14-year-olds found that the teen-agers who did well on a test that measured their “number sense” were much more likely to have gotten good grades in math classes.
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September 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
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