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After KU's 37-34 loss to South Florida, which position are you most worried about?

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Response Percent
Offensive Line
 
33%
Defensive Line
 
32%
Running Backs
 
19%
Secondary
 
13%
Other
 
1%
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas defenders leap in vain as South Florida kicker Maikon Bonani puts the winning field goal over the pile at the end of regulation Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Bonani’s last-second field goal gives USF a 37-34 victory
4:54 p.m., September 12, 2008 Updated 2:22 a.m.
Final, USF wins 37-34. Bonani’s 43-yard field goal split the uprights as time expired, giving the Bulls the victory.
6:00 a.m.
A tornado touches down about one-half mile west of the Douglas-Johnson County line near 458 Road (North 900 Road) looking northwest on Friday. According to the photographer, the tornado rumbled across East 2300 Road just west of the silos. Douglas County tornado damages buildings
September 12, 2008
It was a wicked evening of weather in Douglas County, as at least one tornado touched down, causing damage to homes south of Eudora.
6:00 a.m.
Sunflower School students listen to US Army Reserve soldiers speak Friday at the school. The soldiers spoke to the students about their civilian lives and their past deployments. The Reservists will leave Monday for a yearlong mission to Iraq. Army Reservists visit Sunflower students
September 13, 2008 in print edition on 2B
Seven Iraq-bound soldiers paid a visit to students at Sunflower School on Friday. The Army Reservists from the 538th Transportation Company Detachment, which is training at Fort Riley, talked to second- and sixth-graders about what it means to be deployed.
2:00 p.m.
KU is one of nine institutions that will split $280 million in research funding over the next four years - with planned, but not guaranteed, additional funding for two additional years, according to the National Institutes of Health. In this 2007 file photo, Andy Chang, a doctoral student from China studying bioanalytical chemistry, enters data at a research lab computer in the Multidisciplinary Research Building at Kansas University. KU receives research honor
September 12, 2008
Kansas University continues to grow its research portfolio. KU is one of nine institutions that will split $280 million in research funding over the next four years - with planned, but not guaranteed, additional funding for two additional years, according to the National Institutes of Health.
6:00 p.m.
Actor Wes Studi, left, and filmmaker Kevin Willmott discuss their new film, "The Only Good Indian," during the Kansas Lewis and Clark Symposium on Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event focused on the relationship between American Indian tribes and the U.S. government before and after the Lewis and Clark expedition. Symposium weighs damage of US expansion on tribes
September 13, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The first contact Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made with American Indians on their exploration across the country forever changed the course of tribal life. “We didn’t all experience the winning of the West the same way,” said Dan Wildcat, director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and of the American Studies program at Haskell Indian Nations University. “For some of us this was an invasion of homelands.”

All stories

Haskell festival attracts a crowd despite wet weather
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Water-soaked grounds forced the cancellation of some performances but did not hold crowds back from partaking Saturday in the 20th Annual Haskell Indian Art Market. “It’s just water - I’m not made of sugar,” said Ursula Foster of Kansas City, Kan., as she strolled Haskell Indian Nations University’s Powwow Grounds.
Review: Laurie Anderson seamlessly mixes social commentary, music
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Laurie Anderson, although the “star” of her show, is such a self-effacing reporter that “Homeland,” her multi-song essay addressing the precarious post-9/11 world of the past seven years, struck musical and cultural notes rarely pursued with such vigor by preening mainstream celebrity journalists
Water main break sends water into Oread Inn site
September 13, 2008
Neighboring apartment complex without water.
LHS football game delayed, moved
09:30 a.m., September 13, 2008 Updated 09:42 a.m.
The Lions’ football team will now play at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.
Douglas County flood warning extended to 1:30 p.m.
04:36 a.m., September 13, 2008 Updated 09:51 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a flood warning for Douglas, Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, southern Lyon, and Osage Counties Saturday.
Gorzelanny out for season
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Pirates starter Tom Gorzelanny, a Kansas University product, will miss the rest of the season because of an injury to his left middle finger. Gorzelanny left his start against the Houston Astros in the third inning Wednesday night with an irritation in his finger. The left-hander was examined Friday, when it was determined that his season was finished. Gorzelanny went 6-9 with a 6.66 earned-run average.
Cities feeling pension pressure
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
Mayor Osby Davis, who has lived in this waterfront city across San Pablo Bay from San Francisco for 60 of his 62 years, says: “If you have a can that’s leaking two ounces a minute and you put an ounce a minute in it, it’s going to get empty.” He is describing his city’s coffers.
Young mentioned suicide
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Tennessee Titans called police Monday night for help searching for Vince Young because his therapist told coach Jeff Fisher the quarterback mentioned suicide several times before driving away from his home with a gun.
Absent N. Korean strongman causes worries to simmer
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
The “Dear Leader” is ill and out of sight - at a time when North Korea is backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions and is building a missile base that analysts say could put U.S. territory within range.
US slaps on sanctions as spat with Venezuela grows
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The United States stopped trying to be polite Friday in an escalating diplomatic shoving match with the populist leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia. Washington slapped new sanctions on three aides close to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and called him weak and desperate. The Venezuelan ambassador got the boot for good measure, a move that was purely for show. Chavez had already brought his man home.
Ike packs colossal wallop
Catastrophic damage predicted along Texas coastline
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
A monster-sized Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday, threatening to rattle the sparkling skyscrapers of America’s fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S oil industry for days and obliterate waterfront towns already flooded with waist-high water.
Huard comes to K.C.’s rescue again
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Like the cavalry, Damon Huard always arrives just in the nick of time. The always-agreeable career backup will once again put down his clipboard and pick up his helmet Sunday when Kansas City play host to Oakland. With Brodie Croyle sidelined by a shoulder injury, Huard will be coming in for an injured Chiefs quarterback for the third time in three years.
Kicker change aids USF
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Timing can be everything in life. University of South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt’s timing on a decision to change kickers turned out to be a kick in the teeth for Kansas.
People in the news
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D7
Cameras flashing and films rolling, a crowd of paparazzi surrounded a police escort, trying to get the perfect shot of Britney Spears’ little sister as she left the Los Angeles International Airport.Just one snag: The woman wasn’t Jamie Lynn Spears.
National League Roundup: McLouth powers Pirates
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
Nate McLouth homered and had a career-high five RBIs to lead Pittsburgh. Paul Maholm (9-8) pitched into the ninth inning for last-place Pittsburgh, which snapped a six-game losing streak and won for the fourth time in 21 games. Rookie Luis Cruz also had three hits for the Pirates, who finished with 14 hits.
Palin: Obama regrets bypassing Clinton
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Friday she thinks Barack Obama regrets not making Hillary Rodham Clinton his running mate.
Wind potential
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In the article “Wind also offshore energy source,” it states that people are starting to notice with the gas prices steadily increasing to $4 that we have an issue. What more is going to have to happen in order for more people to become aware? Our climate here in Lawrence has already started to change.
Dugan Arnett’s quick hits
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas junior receiver Kerry Meier pulled in a school-record tying 11 receptions Friday in a losing effort. He finished with 11 catches for 120 yards. The most recent player to catch 11 passes was senior Dexton Fields, who did it against Iowa State in 2007.
T needed
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: When we moved here almost two years ago, one of the issues that concerned us was whether Lawrence had a public transit system. Besides being important for retirees like us, the transit system is vital for the handicapped, those who cannot afford a vehicle, and those who do not want to drive in bad weather to commute, shop and to travel to their health-related appointments.
Mom accused of taking ID to be cheerleader
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter’s identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman. Wendy Brown, of Green Bay, faces a felony identity theft charge after enrolling in Ashwaubenon High School as her 15-year-old daughter, who lives in Nevada with Brown’s mother.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
Downtown property owners were to have their say in December and voters were to go to the polls in February under a timetable for downtown development that had been unanimously approved by the City Commission.
American League Roundup: Indians’ Lee stops K.C.
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C7
Cliff Lee won his 11th straight decision and moved a remarkable 20 games over .500 with his 22nd victory, leading Cleveland past Kansas City.
Candidate takes aim at tax on groceries
Libertarian seeks repeal of state levy
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Libertarian state Senate candidate Patrick Wilbur, of Lawrence, said Friday that if elected he would work to eliminate the sales tax on groceries. “If the Legislature really cares about middle class Kansans, it is time to show a tangible effort,” Wilbur said. “Repealing this regressive and unavoidable tax is a good way to start,” he said.
Solid role model
The most recent addition to the Kansas Football Ring of Honor set a good example in every area of sports and life.
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
College and professional sports need more players like Mike McCormack. Kansas University athletic officials honored McCormack last Saturday by inducting him into the Kansas Football Ring of Honor and adding his name to the inside rim of Memorial Stadium.
Why does it seem like so many Americans are unchurched?
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
Although Lawrence is probably not a typical Bible Belt community, I’ve seen demographic data within the past few years indicating that on any given Sunday morning, fewer than 10 percent of Lawrence’s residents attend a church service. I suspect there are two main reasons.
Money issues
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Say for a moment this election was not about newcomers, the last eight years, age, sex or race. Say it was about the economy. What do we know about the 40 years prior to the last eight years (20 years Republican and 20 years Democrat in the White House from 1960 to 2000)?
Corn harvest expected to set record
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
The state’s farmers are expected to harvest a record-high corn harvest this fall, surpassing even the wheat crop, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday. In its monthly crop production report, the agency said the state is on track to cut 522.6 million bushels, up 1 percent from last year.
QB Griffin leads Baylor romp
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Baylor freshman quarterback Robert Griffin ran for a school-record 217 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 carries to lead the Bears to a 45-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night, a day earlier than scheduled because of Hurricane Ike.
Van Poppel wins stage
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Boy Van Poppel of the Netherlands claimed the first win of his pro career, and American rider Christian Vande Velde retained his race lead for the third consecutive day Friday in the fifth stage of the Tour of Missouri.
Promise’ finds hope in new director
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
Family Promise, a faith-based program to provide temporary housing to homeless families, has hired a director. Joe Reitz, leader of Family Promise, says the group’s board has hired Valerie Miller-Coleman to run the program. Miller-Coleman begins Oct. 2.
Get the facts
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Why doesn’t anyone care enough to educate teens about sex?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 13, 1908: “The Republicans have formally opened their club rooms for the election year and many visit there regularly to discuss politics. : The city council may finally be getting near a decision the electric street car issue and the offers for an interurban line running through Lawrence.
Browns’ WR gets ticket
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
A star-struck police officer who made a traffic stop on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards let the player go without a speeding ticket, a suburban police chief said Friday. Edwards was stopped on Aug. 29 in Avon, Ohio, after police said he was driving 120 mph in his Bentley along Interstate 90.
Hornaday escapes penalty
NASCAR: Driver did nothing wrong
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
NASCAR is expected to complete a tougher drug policy soon, but the new language likely would not change how the sanctioning body handled Ron Hornaday’s admission to using testosterone.
Police action at ECU investigated by state
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into reports that some police used excessive force on football fans during East Carolina’s dramatic win last weekend. Officials said Friday the SBI will consider video that shows fans being knocked down by officers as fans rushed the field after the Pirates’ 24-3 victory against West Virginia.
Karlsson leads in Germany
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Robert Karlsson of Sweden took a one-stroke lead in the Mercedes Benz Championship after shooting a 3-under 69 in the second round on Friday. Karlsson had three birdies on the front nine and finished at 8-under 136. First-round co-leader Jean Francois Lucquin of France was one back after a 71. John Daly was eight shots back after a 71.
Take a Child Outside’ week gains ground
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A large group of well-meaning officials from several states have a message for you and your family: Go take a hike. They’re urging moms and dads to take their kids away from the television and go outside for some fresh air as part of “Take a Child Outside” week from Sept. 24-30.
4-H news
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
The Lone Star 4-H Club met Aug. 11 at the Lone Star Church of the Brethren. Christine Caffey, president, called the meeting to order. Rowan Plinsky, Bethany Ledom and Megan Williams led the group in a song. For roll call, members responded to “What school will you attend this fall?”
Club news
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D5
University Club Bridge announces results of its Sept. 6. meeting. Hosts were Bebe Huxtable, Willie Stoltenberg and Bonnie Haney. Blue winners were Karmie Galle, first; Tom Waller, second; George Bocquin, third; John Stark, fourth; and Roz Zimmerer and Harold Riehm, tied in fifth.
MU-Nevada on FSM
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Today’s Missouri-Nevada football game, previously scheduled for telecast on a pay-per-view basis, has been moved to Fox Sports Midwest (Sunflower Broadband channels 36, 236). The MU-Nevada game replaces the Washington State-Baylor game that was moved to Friday due to weather conditions from Hurricane Ike. Kickoff will be at 11:30 a.m.
Obama hits back against McCain
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Thrown off stride by a hard-charging campaign from Republican rivals John McCain and Sarah Palin, Barack Obama moved Friday to reclaim the spotlight and assure worried supporters that he can and will fight back. “We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain’s attacks and we will take the fight to him,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said in a memo Friday.
Pope, in France, cautions against fanaticism
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Pope Benedict XVI encouraged a greater role for religion in European society but warned against fanaticism as he met Friday with political, Jewish and Muslim leaders in his first papal visit to France. In separate remarks to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Benedict also called for more attention to the role of faith in shaping consciences and forging “a basic ethical consensus within society.”
Former KU chancellor to oversee search for college leader in W.Va.
Gene Budig also served as WVU president
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig will lead the search for a new West Virginia University president, the university’s Board of Governors announced Friday. Budig was WVU’s president from 1977 to 1980.
20-year sentence given in Ottawa shooting
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence man was sentenced last week to serve 20 years in prison for his role in a 2006 Ottawa shooting. Jeffrey A. Campbell, 31, was the fourth person sentenced to prison time for a plot to shoot Michael Miller the night before Miller was to testify in a Douglas County aggravated battery and burglary case.
Marijuana legalization to be debated
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Their views are glaringly different on the debate to legalize marijuana. Steven Hager, the creative director for “High Times” magazine, wants it made legal for several reasons. “Prohibition drives prices so high that it ends up funding criminals with unbelievable profits that wouldn’t exist if the plant was legal, and these profits corrupt our system,” he said.
Simons: Americans should appreciate seven years without attack
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
How often do Americans stop and think how fortunate they are to live in America? This week was the anniversary of the terrible Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the foiled attack on another Washington, D.C., target, perhaps the U.S. Capitol or the White House.
Wicked weather delays LHS-SM East
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
When Friday began, the biggest question about Lawrence High’s 7:30 p.m. football game against Shawnee Mission East was whether the Haskell Stadium field would hold up. By kickoff, severe weather made that a moot point.
Scouting news
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
The Heart of America Council will have an Eagle Scout Fellowship from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the College Basketball Experience, 1401 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. The event is for men who earned the rank of Eagle and are over 21, along with their significant others, to enjoy a business after-hours event of hor d’oeuvres, social beverages and a chance to reconnect with old friends.
KU football notebook
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
In Week 1, it was Dezmon Briscoe, dazzling with nine catches that resulted in three touchdowns. The following week, it was true freshman Daymond Patterson, filling in for an injured Dexton Fields to grab two touchdowns in a 29-0 victory over Louisiana Tech.
Boyda rally Monday to protest Bush visit
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, will hold a rally at 11 a.m. Monday at the Statehouse to protest the use of tax dollars to fund President Bush’s visit to raise cash for her GOP opponent Lynn Jenkins.
Symposium weighs damage of US expansion on tribes
Boarding schools left scars on American Indians, speakers say
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The first contact Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made with American Indians on their exploration across the country forever changed the course of tribal life. “We didn’t all experience the winning of the West the same way,” said Dan Wildcat, director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and of the American Studies program at Haskell Indian Nations University. “For some of us this was an invasion of homelands.”
Oil prices dip briefly below $100
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Crude oil futures briefly sank below the psychologically important $100-a-barrel mark for the first time in five months Friday, showing that investors believe a worsening global economy will continue to drive down demand for some time in the U.S. and elsewhere.
KU to open new lecture series
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Hubble Space Telescope can show us what space looks like from 353 miles above the earth’s surface. On Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the first installment of a new Kansas University lecture series, called CLAS ACTS, will give people a chance to learn things about space they could never see through the high-powered telescope.
Flooding causes headaches for parts of southern Kansas
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
Constant heavy rainfall on Friday caused flooding throughout south-central Kansas, leading officials to close some roads and schools. The National Weather Service reported up to 9 inches of rain in some areas, with more rain still expected. A flood watch was in effect for parts of central, eastern and southern Kansas until today. The forecast called for occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms, with the local possibility of heavy rainfall throughout the night.
Charity turns down cut of $3M jackpot
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A New York charity says it has turned down a share of a $3 million lottery jackpot because accepting the money could send the wrong message to gambling addicts.
Rain washes Cup qualifying
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Rain washed out NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying for the second straight week. The 12-man field for Sunday’s race was set by points, meaning all of them will be up front for the start. Series leader Kyle Busch will start from the pole, with runner-up Carl Edwards alongside and two-time reigning series champion Jimmie Johnson, winner of two straight races, and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. in row two.
Will Iraq squander troop surge?
September 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
The U.S. troop surge did what it aimed: Calm Iraq down. But now, an increasing number of U.S. officials are worried that the hard-won drop in violence may be only temporary. The fear: that Iraq may squander this period of relative calm, failing to reach the difficult political deals the surge was designed to allow - and thus setting the stage for another round of violence some day.
St. Patrick’s Day Committee ready to help area agencies
Deadline for applications set for Oct. 1
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Committee is gearing up for another season of giving green. But first, it needs to pick the charities that will benefit from the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and other events. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 1.
Keegan: Defense, not QB, to blame
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Quarterback Todd Reesing didn’t lose the game Friday night for Kansas University. Instead, he almost won it, amid a swarming rush, without any running game to speak of and with very little help from a defense exposed from front to back.
Chunnel can resume ‘progressively’
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
The undersea train tunnel that has revolutionized travel between France and England can reopen and traffic should resume “progressively,” the operator said late Friday, after firefighters extinguished an intense blaze earlier in the day.
YouTube bans videos of terrorism training
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
The popular video-sharing site YouTube has moved to purge terrorists training films and other videos that extremist groups might use to attract new members, an imperfect process that will rely on users to report objectionable videos.
Dairy farms blamed for tainted baby formula
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Investigators believe dairy farmers added a dangerous chemical to milk that has been linked to kidney stones in dozens of babies and one death in China’s latest product safety scandal. The government vowed “serious punishment” on Friday after China’s biggest milk powder producer recalled 700 tons of baby formula.
Long periods of wet weather dampen moods
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Gray and dreary. Wet. Mother Nature has made it hard to put on a happy face the past couple of days. It probably won’t get easier this weekend with more rain predicted to fall today in the Lawrence area.
Eaks opens with 61
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Defending champion R.W. Eaks shot an 11-under 61 on Friday in the Greater Hickory Classic, missing a chance for the first 59 in Champions Tour history when he parred the final three holes. Eaks was three strokes ahead of second-place Tom Jenkins, a seven-time winner on the Champions Tour who had a bogey-free 64.
Majority of Americans says airplane safety OK
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
Pilots pack guns in the cockpit. Passengers stoically wait in line at security checkpoints. Experts trained in the nuances of human behavior roam airports searching for potential terrorists. These are just some of the hundreds of safeguards imposed in the seven years after 9/11 and, according to a new Ipsos-McClatchy poll, a strong majority of Americans believe there is now adequate security in airports and airplanes. Some, in fact, think there is too much.
Pakistan may pull out of war on terror
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
The furor intensified Friday over Washington’s decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders.
Army Reservists visit Sunflower students
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Seven Iraq-bound soldiers paid a visit to students at Sunflower School on Friday. The Army Reservists from the 538th Transportation Company Detachment, which is training at Fort Riley, talked to second- and sixth-graders about what it means to be deployed.
Chanel’ a bold move for Lifetime
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D7
There was a time, and not that long ago, when CBS might have aired a movie biography like “Coco Chanel” (7 p.m., today, Lifetime). Instead, we get Julie Chen hosting “Big Brother XCIX.” In fact, just a few years back, CBS aired a fashion epic of a different stripe, starring Shirley MacLaine as the founder of Mary Kay cosmetics. It was a hip, smart hoot, and the kind of ratings disaster that killed the network TV movie.
Deal gives opposition share of Cabinet, police
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Robert Mugabe and his main rival agreed to divide control of the police and army and strike a delicate balance in Zimbabwe’s Cabinet - but their power-sharing deal will be under enormous pressure from long-simmering differences and economic collapse.
Historic school in Brown case draws interest but future not clear
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
Despite past failures to find financing, two groups are still interested in redeveloping a former school linked to the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. The city of Topeka owns the Sumner Elementary School building and is trying to find a buyer.
Area Football Roundup: Chieftains move to 2-0
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C6
Tonganoxie High’s football team used a running-back-by-committee strategy to run all over Osawatomie, 23-6, Friday night. The Chieftains - who did not complete a pass attempt - used six different runnings backs to rush for 321 yards and improve to 2-0 on the season.
Horoscopes
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D7
You juggle a lot of different interests this year, and quite successfully at that. You might change certain details about your home life, which might involve remodeling your home or buying a new home. If you are single, you will meet people with ease. If you are married, give up your need to have your way, and roll with other choices; you actually might like it.
Iraqis say car bombing kills 32 north of city
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A car bomb ripped through a crowded commercial district in a mainly Shiite town on Friday, killing at least 32 people, Iraqi officials said - the latest attack north of Baghdad where violence has been slower to decline than elsewhere in the country.
KU Med Center honors body donors
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
More than 20 years ago Richard Chapman and his wife, Donna, made a decision that would not only affect their lives, but also potentially the lives of thousands of other people after their deaths. The Tonganoxie couple donated their bodies for research.
Stock indexes end week on up note
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Stocks finished another volatile session narrowly mixed Friday, as gains in the energy, utilities and materials sectors offset some of Wall Street’s angst over the fate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The three major indexes all managed to end the week higher.
Leaky SJHS skylights not considered big deal
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
The new South Junior High School was supposed to open a new era for its students. In contrast to the dark and decrepit building the school occupied for the last 30 years, the new school features futuristic classrooms and abundant skylights, a way for natural light to bounce across the walls. One problem: Some of the skylights are leaking.
Commuter train collision kills at least 10 in LA
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A commuter train carrying 222 people collided head-on with a freight train during the Friday afternoon rush, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and trapping an unknown number of others in a passenger car crushed by its own engine.
Kerr best at Bell Micro
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Cristie Kerr moved into position for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 6-under 66 in wind gusting to 35 mph to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.
Marshall pleads guilty
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in a drunken-driving case and avoided jail time. Marshall pleaded guilty to driving while ability-impaired and was sentenced to a year of probation.
Some choose to ride out Ike by relying on faith and fate
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
At first, even the threat of “certain death” was not enough to persuade Bobby Taylor to flee this small town directly in the path of Hurricane Ike. His wife, Elizabeth, had already decided to leave before police drove a dump truck through flooded streets, urging people to get out.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
P. Everett Sperry, leader of a drive to change the Lawrence manager-commission form of government back to the old mayor-council format, had a series of verbal confrontations with city commissioners at a public meeting during a discussion about the issues.
Palin bump may or may not last
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
The nomination of a female running mate had energized the convention, buoying prospects for the underdog presidential candidate, when I ran into a veteran party activist. “Today, we feel invincible,” she said. “But in a few days, reality will set in.”
McCain takes lead over Obama in poll
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A8
Republican John McCain has taken a modest lead over Barack Obama entering the final seven weeks of their presidential contest, buoyed by decisive advantages among suburban and working-class whites and a huge edge in how people rate each candidate’s experience, a poll showed Friday.
Reesing: Interception just short
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C4
So just how close was Kansas University to a football victory Friday night? Todd Reesing says a couple of feet, tops. It was the Kansas quarterback’s final throw - his underthrown pass that was intercepted by safety Nate Allen - that ended up being the game-deciding play in KU’s 37-34 loss at Raymond James Stadium.According to Reesing, it wasn’t short by much.
Gov. seeks renewal of energy credits
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson are urging Congress to renew tax credits designed to help renewable energy companies. About $500 million in investment and production tax credits are due to expire Dec. 31.
Permanent home
Family Church of Lawrence finds way from ‘Holy-dome’ to Clinton Parkway
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D1
That night, the Lawrence Holidome - pardon, “Holy-dome” - was rockin’ with God. Crammed into a tiny suite because the conference room was double-booked, about 45 members of the Family Church of Lawrence spilled out onto the pool deck, singing, worshipping and praising the Lord.
Raikkonen fastest in Italy
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kimi Raikkonen led Friday’s practice for the Italian Grand Prix after thunder storms had threatened to wash out the event. Raikkonen lapped the damp 3.6-mile Monza circuit in a fastest time of 1 minute, 23.861 seconds to edge BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica by 0.07 seconds.
Pump patrol
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.43 at several locations.
Thrills, spilled
Last-second field goal sinks Jayhawks
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Entering the season, Kansas University’s football team knew its schedule would present a number of obstacles. With games against five teams ranked in the preseason Top 25, a return trip to a BCS bowl - or beyond - would depend largely on how the team fared against some of the country’s elite programs.
Around and about
September 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
Lawrence High School Class of 1973 will have its 35th reunion Sept. 19-20. Events for Sept. 19 include the homecoming parade and football game. For the parade, meet at 1 p.m. at South Park. The parade will be at 2:30 p.m. and the route will be from South Park to LHS.
Finance writer says donations of time as important as money
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Today’s troubled economy underlines the importance of giving not only money but also time and talent to a community, a personal finance writer and commentator said during an appearance Friday in Lawrence.”It’s important to think about who out there can benefit,” Michelle Singletary said as she spoke to more than 100 people who attended the Women Philanthropists for Kansas University luncheon at the Adams Alumni Center.
On the record
September 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Burglaries and thefts reported:¢ A 48-year-old Lawrence man reported approximately $1,663 in U.S. currency was stolen in the 3300 block of Iowa Street on July 19. ¢ A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported an auto burglary. The rear passenger window of the vehicle was broken and an HP laptop computer was stolen, according to a report. The estimated loss is $1,100. The incident occurred between Sunday and Thursday in the 2500 block of West 31st Street.
Game balls & Gassers
September 13, 2008 in print edition on C4
Candidates for Game balls:¢ Johnathan Wilson had 10 receptions for 171 yards and two touchdowns.¢ Todd Reesing suckered a pass-rusher into leaping to block a pass by pump-faking and then delivered a 56-yard completion to Wilson, one of the many creative plays on the night by Reesing.
Recent global warming unprecedented, study finds
September 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
A new scientific study adds evidence that temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere fluctuated a bit over time, but that the sharp increase during the past few decades is bigger than anything in at least 1,300 years.The report was published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.