Advertisement

Archive for Sunday, September 14, 2008

Also from September 14

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS football vs. Shawnee Mission East Storm damage 'Diversity' at the Natural History Museum 2008 National Merit semifinalists
Polls
Were you ever in daycare when you were a child?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
29%
Total 871
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.”
6:00 a.m.
James Hopper, left, and his wife, Marilou Cavin, inspect decorative gourds by artist Marty McKinney of Columbia, S.C., at the Haskell Indian Art Market. Haskell festival attracts a crowd despite wet weather
September 13, 2008 in print edition on 1B
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.
2:00 p.m.
Danielle Kriner, right, picks up her 4-month-old daughter, Kaiyah Landness, from her mother's house in North Lawrence. Kriner's mother, Shawna Shelby, and her husband, Terry Shelby, take turns watching Kaiyah while Kriner works. Kriner said the soonest she could get her daughter into a day care center that takes infants would be January. Measure of a city’s strength is how it cares for youngest
September 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Danielle Kriner started searching for a day care center even before she had her now 4-month-old daughter. She’s still searching. “I’ve called everywhere and there wasn’t a spot open for her,” said Kriner, who works in the office at Ballard Community Services, 708 Elm St., which also operates day cares.
6:00 p.m.
Marcia Epstein lost her mother, Abba Howell, to suicide five years ago. Epstein, the executive director of Headquarters Counseling Center, 211 E. Eighth St., displayed a photo of her mother on Thursday. Crisis counselor shares survivors’ grief
September 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Marcia Epstein was the good daughter. She always had been. Growing up, she watched out for her brothers as they moved from place to place - California, Texas, Kansas City - as her divorced mother and alcoholic stepfather battled life. Decades later, she still did what good daughters do - she always called her mother before she traveled. This particular week there was an added reason to do so.

All stories

Sunday, September 14 weather at 10 p.m.
September 14, 2008
The forecast for Monday, September 15 calls for a high of 73 with a low around 44.
Boomers use unorthodox therapy to improve general health
September 14, 2008
It’s an unorthodox therapy used to promote better circulation and improve general health by manipulating the hands and feet. Boomergirl.com editor Cathy Hamilton wanted to check it out for herself.
Review: ‘First Person’ an exploration of music, words and photos
September 14, 2008
On Saturday night at the Lied Center, “First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World” reanimated the profiles of courage of that first wave of European explorers. However, with the imprimatur of National Geographic, the sage voice of “Talk of the Nation” host Neal Conan and the Celtic airs of Ensemble Galilei, it was clear that the program was not going to be an uncritical reprise of the rise of Europe’s colonial empires.
Former LSU teammates now gridiron enemies
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C5
For three years they were teammates and good friends. One starred on offense while the other supplied championship-caliber defense for one of the most successful college football programs in the land.
Pump patrol
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several locations.
UAB blanks KU volleyball
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Universitiy of Alabama-Birmingham’s volleyball team tripped Kansas University, 3-0, Saturday at the Cowgirl Classic.
Gas prices jump after hurricane hits
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gas prices jumped Saturday as Hurricane Ike pounded the refinery rich regions of Texas and Louisiana, threatening to shut down the nation’s vast energy complex in the Gulf of Mexico for days.
Regents’ authority
The Kansas Board of Regents needs to build a stronger relationship with the state Legislature if it hopes to obtain more policy authority.
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
The looming issue of admission standards for state universities may point to a basic problem with the relationship between the Kansas Legislature and the Kansas Board of Regents. The State University Admissions Task Force appointed by the Regents has recommended that the job of setting admissions standards for state universities be turned over to the Regents.
Boomer proposes fashion’s next hot item
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D1
Michael Kors obviously didn’t get the memo. Neither did Calvin Klein, Vera Wang or Marc Jacobs. I e-mailed every one of those high falutin’ New York designers with the same hot tip. “2009: The Year of the Bib,” I wrote. “Get on board, people, before opportunity passes you by.” Yet, scouring runway after runway during Fashion Week, I didn’t see a single supermodel sporting a bib on her bony torso.
Love or hate her, Palin’s the topic of conversation
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E10
It’s happening around the coffee machine at work and the dinner table at home. Your hear it at football games, cocktail parties and on supermarket lines. It’s consuming unmeasurable chunks of cyberspace.
Deep brain stimulation tries to treat illnesses from inside
Treatment gives hope to those with depression, Parkinson’s
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A10
Every day during a four-year deep depression, Sean Miller thought of ending his life. Nothing relieved the emotional darkness - not therapy, not medication, not loving attention from family and friends.
Homeless say Beverly Hills ‘the finest place’ to be
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Being homeless in this upper crust enclave is not exactly like living on the street in other places. There are handouts of $2,000 and bottles of Dom Perignon, lucky finds of Gucci shoes and diamond-encrusted bracelets, a chance to rub shoulders with rich and famous locals such as Mark Wahlberg and Master P, even empty houses to live in.
Botox, other therapies may help migraines
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D7
Migraines are not headaches. They’re a “neurological illness” caused by an abnormality in brain chemistry. Headaches are a symptom of a migraine. The anti-wrinkle injection Botox, which is made from the toxin that causes botulism, may help relieve migraine headaches, according to preliminary studies by the drug maker, Allergan.
Massive search in order after Ike
High waters slow rescue efforts, which could last for days
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Hurricane Ike flooded thousands of homes, blew out countless windows and left millions without electricity in Texas and Louisiana on Saturday as authorities took to boats and helicopters to help rescue people stranded by the rising water.
National League Roundup: Phillies gain ground on Brewers
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C4
Cole Hamels pitched 61â3 sharp innings, Jimmy Rollins homered, and Philadelphia beat Milwaukee to move within two games of the NL wild-card leaders.
K.C. takes two from Cleveland
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Cleveland Indians probably wish the rain had never stopped.
Stooges still ignite laughs in ambitious collection
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D6
There was a time when the Three Stooges could be seen on a daily basis in practically every TV market in the country. But for whatever reason (political correctness, maybe?), it’s difficult to find a channel airing the Stooges these days. Stooges-starved fans will be happy to know that the boys are still performing their antics in a nifty set of DVDs from Sony.
LHS X-Country boys 1st, Lions girls second
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s boys cross country team won the Joe Amos Invitational on Saturday at Blue Valley High. LHS clipped Shawnee Mission West 28 points to 47.
Measure of a city’s strength is how it cares for youngest
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Danielle Kriner started searching for a day care center even before she had her now 4-month-old daughter. She’s still searching. “I’ve called everywhere and there wasn’t a spot open for her,” said Kriner, who works in the office at Ballard Community Services, 708 Elm St., which also operates day cares.
Tight polls mark beginning of campaign sprint
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
They’re off. The sprint to the general election has begun, and so have the calculations, interrogations, interpretations and exaggerations. The last two elections were nearly dead heats. This one begins the September stretch with John McCain and Barack Obama very close in the polls - and with more than half the states already ruled out of contention by one side or the other.
KU projects reflect collaborative interest in arts & sciences
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D1
When animals show up in Andrew Hadle’s artwork, it’s usually because they look cool - not because he’s thinking about the scientific ramifications. “I never gave it much thought when I’m doing my art, that this relates to (Charles) Darwin, or this relates to science,” says Hadle, who lives in Lawrence. “I never really put science into the thought process of why I’m making the art, but that’s not to say it’s not there.”
Lawrence author releases ‘A is for Art’
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D1
Letter by letter, Stephen Johnson is teaching children about both art and the alphabet. The Lawrence resident and successful children’s author has released his latest book, “A is for Art: An Abstract Alphabet” (Simon & Schuster, $16.99). It depicts artworks that are literal depictions of each letter, accompanied by alliterative captions describing the works.
Farmers from Japan, Kansas to share ideas
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas Rural Center has received funding for a project that will have Kansas and Japanese organic farming professionals sharing ideas and looking for ways to improve organic agriculture.
LaFrentz to have surgery
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Portland Trail Blazers center Raef LaFrentz will have shoulder surgery later this month.
Train rides, balloon release honor children battling cancer
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kara Cunningham was just looking for a park to invite friends and family to celebrate her son Lane’s remission from neuroblastoma cancer. Just less than three weeks later, instead of a celebration for her son, she planned an event for other families to honor their young cancer survivors and those who died as part of the first National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day.
Officials lift state of emergency in Bangkok
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Thailand’s acting prime minister has lifted a state of emergency in Bangkok that was imposed Sept. 2 amid an ongoing political crisis.
Pope drinks water from Lourdes spring
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A10
As millions of pilgrims do each year, Pope Benedict XVI drank water Saturday from the Lourdes spring famed for miraculous cures as he visited a grotto at the sanctuary he calls a “citadel of hope.”
Bird’s Nest architects design high-rise
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Swiss architects of the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium at the Beijing Olympics are bringing their innovative style to New York City with a translucent glass skyscraper designed to look like houses stacked in the sky.
Commentary: Sabathia, Ramirez merit attention
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Yankees have been so bad lately that no one even cares anymore whether Alex Rodriguez is getting a divorce or has front row seats at Madonna’s latest concert. They’ll soon say goodbye to Yankee Stadium in an otherwise meaningless game against the Baltimore Orioles rather than the seventh game of a World Series.
Benefit fits to a ‘tea’
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
A downtown fashion show and benefit for Douglas County Senior Services attracted nearly 300 people Saturday. “Obviously, it’s something that women in Lawrence really wanted,” said Jessie Kwatamdia, a manager with Douglas County Senior Services. The Tea at Ten & Fashion show, which kicked off last year, took place at Macelli’s, 1031 N.H.
Airline Internet service worrisome
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E1
American Airlines flight attendants are worried about passengers surfing porn Web sites. As the airline adds on-board Internet service, some travelers might be tempted to visit seedy alleyways off the information superhighway.
Teachers’ value
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I appreciated the article about the shortage of general practitioners among medical school graduates. It is no surprise that salary is the major factor influencing the M.D.s’ career path. Clearly this problem needs to be addressed for the physical health of our country.
Lawrence National Merit semifinalists
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B5
Here are the profiles of the National Merit Scholarship semifinalists from Lawrence. Attempts to reach home-school student Rebekah Curry were unsuccessful.
Hospitals receive grants for upgrades
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University and Stormont-Vail Healthcare are among 94 recipients of equipment and technology grants from Kan-Ed, a statewide information network affiliated with the Kansas Board of Regents.
Case of $5K umbrella ruled frivolity
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
It’s a rainy day for the Manhattan restaurateur who sued a supermodel claiming she intentionally damaged his designer umbrella, said to be worth $5,000.
Republicans stray from conservative roots
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
So it seems George W. Bush is not really conservative. Nor are Mitt Romney, John McCain and, indeed, the vast majority of the Republican Party. Or so I’m told by a number of readers who took exception to a recent column lambasting Romney for his speech at the GOP convention. In it, Romney declared that the way to fix Washington is to turn it over to conservatives.
WOW run to benefit transitional care
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Body Boutique invites people to participate in the third annual WOW run Oct. 11 to benefit Women’s Transitional Care Services Inc.
Uplifting T tale
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I was able to buy a car precisely because I could take the Lawrence transit system to work. Three years ago my wife and I moved to Lawrence for her schooling. We had no car, I had no job contacts and not even $100 required to open up a bank account.
Bankruptcies
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
FDA hires 1,300 new doctors and scientists
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E1
The Food and Drug Administration has recently hired more than 1,300 professional staffers in a move that officials hope will help it better protect the public health amid rapid technological and scientific change. “Every pay period, we have had more than 100 people walking through our doors,” said Kimberly Holden, the senior manager directing the recruitment initiative.
USC slams Ohio State, 35-3
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Southern California turned the most anticipated September game in years into a mismatch.
Mizzou rocks Nevada
QB Daniel breaks MU’s career passing mark
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
Missouri wants to score on every possession. Against Nevada, the No. 6 Tigers almost did. Chase Daniel threw for 405 yards to set the school career passing record and Missouri scored on its first 10 possessions in a 69-17 win Saturday against Nevada.
Russians pull back, but remain in Georgia for now
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A8
Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pulled back from positions deep in western Georgia on Saturday, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics.
Keegan: KU’s 20 minutes of doom
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University defense was closing in on pushing its touchdown shutout streak to 10 quarters, when the defense that to that point had bent but never broken was blown to bits for roughly 20 minutes of game clock Friday night at Raymond James Stadium. For those 20 minutes, beginning with a few minutes left in the first half and ending a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter of a 37-34 loss to the University of South Florida, the KU defense allowed four touchdowns.
McCain campaign systematically targets news media
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Republicans were already fired up for John McCain and Sarah Palin last week when Fred Thompson took the stage here to turn up the heat a little more - with a full-throated attack on the media as a co-conspirator with the Democrats in an effort to smear and destroy Palin.
KU’s Bonds victorious; men and women second
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed second behind Missouri on Saturday at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge at Gustin Golf Course.
Greenspan: Country can’t afford McCain’s tax cuts
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Alan Greenspan says the country can’t afford tax cuts of the magnitude proposed by Republican presidential contender John McCain - at least not without a corresponding reduction in government spending.
Baker drills C-S, 28-0
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Baker University’s football team blanked Culver-Stockton, 28-0, on Saturday at Poulton Stadium.
Your dog will like these feeding tips
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D8
Feeding your dog can become a monotonous chore which you perform on automatic pilot. But consider a few of these tips before just dumping the food into your dog’s bowl tonight. He will appreciate it. It is best to feed your dog in glass, stainless steel or ceramic bowls, not in plastic.
Families clean up after tornado
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
Two tornadoes and a microburst - Jimmy Grems, 41, couldn’t be less charmed with his three encounters with Kansas storms. “I’m getting tired of it,” said the Eudora resident, who on Friday surveyed the damage of his second home hit by tornadic winds in three years. “That’s about it. You can’t get mad. What are you going to do?”
Crisis counselor shares survivors’ grief
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Marcia Epstein was the good daughter. She always had been. Growing up, she watched out for her brothers as they moved from place to place - California, Texas, Kansas City - as her divorced mother and alcoholic stepfather battled life. Decades later, she still did what good daughters do - she always called her mother before she traveled. This particular week there was an added reason to do so.
Big 12 Roundup: Red Raiders roll past SMU
OU, NU and Oklahoma State also grab runaway victories
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
Graham Harrell threw for 418 yards and five touchdowns, three to Michael Crabtree, to help No. 12 Texas Tech rout SMU, 43-7, on Saturday night.
Horoscopes
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D5
You have the ability to help others relax, but not when you are tired and your nerves are fried. If you are single, relationships continue to be a major focus. For those who are attached, let your sweetie have greater say; your relationship will benefit.
Free State volleyball 4-2 in Missouri
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s volleyball team went 4-2 at the Mo-Kan Tournament on Saturday at Lee’s Summit West.
Death toll in Bolivia unrest reaches 18
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
President Evo Morales on Saturday accused an opposition governor of using foreign thugs against government supporters in violence that has claimed at least 18 lives and prompted him to declare martial law in a breakaway province.
Writer David Foster Wallace found dead
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
David Foster Wallace, the author best known for his 1996 novel “Infinite Jest,” was found dead in his home, according to police. He was 46.
Military claims killing 72 militants in 3 days
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A9
Pakistan’s military said Saturday it killed at least 72 militants in three days of fighting near the Afghan border, where Taliban and al-Qaida militants are believed to be hiding.
Clocks evolve, stand the test of time
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D4
Clocks have been made in forms that depend on the size and shape of the clock’s mechanism. The 18th-century tall-case, or grandfather, clock was made to hold a long pendulum. In 1816, Eli Terry patented his small works for a clock, so clock cases were then made that were small enough to be displayed on a mantel or shelf.
Notre Dame mauls Michigan
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Jimmy Clausen threw two touchdown passes, and Notre Dame took advantage of six Michigan turnovers to get some revenge for consecutive blowout losses to the Wolverines with a 35-17 victory Saturday.
At least 18 killed in bombings, shootings
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead.
Despite falling fuel prices, cost of food stays high
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E1
Will you settle for two out of three? Gasoline prices are falling and so are those for heating oil but, if experts are right, grocery prices will stay high for the foreseeable future - including the coming holiday season.
Ravens-Texans game postponed to Nov. 9
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C10
The Baltimore Ravens-Houston Texans game was rescheduled to Nov. 9 after Reliant Stadium was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike.
KU Youth Chorus seeks members
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s Youth Chorus is seeking new members for the 2008-2009 school year. KUYC is a group of nonauditioned children grades four through eight who rehearse once a week. KUYC is a choral experience for students who want to learn a variety of music, hone their singing skills and perform in front of a live audience.
Judge drops state case against KCK casino
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
A federal judge has dismissed a state lawsuit challenging the legality of a casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan., opening the door for the Wyandotte Nation to upgrade and possibly expand the operation.
Join forces
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Apparently Lawrence High needs a new 4,500-seat football stadium and Kansas University Athletics needs a new 10,000-seat track. Why not combine the two projects?
CDC issues flu outlook, suggests new vaccines
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D4
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its 2008-2009 Prevention and Control of Influenza report and this flu season doesn’t look like it will be any better or worse than last year’s. The recommendation includes what strains should be addressed in this year’s batch of vaccines.
Government, Wall Street race to try to save Lehman Bros.
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
The field of possible buyers for Lehman Brothers narrowed Saturday, but the parties involved in the discussions over the wounded investment bank’s future were at loggerheads over how to finance the rescue.
Free State girls first, Firebirds boys second
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s girls placed first and the boys second at Saturday’s Millard South Cross Country Invitational.
Where should Mark on the Move go next? Let us know!
September 14, 2008
“Mark’s on the Move” is a new feature segment as 6News anchor/reporter Mark Boyle searches for the often untold and overlooked stories in our community.
Smashmouth statement
LHS methodically pounds SM East, improves to 2-0
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Twenty plays. Eighty yards. Ten minutes off the clock. In a single drive Saturday, the Lawrence High football team answered plenty of questions about its offense and left Shawnee Mission East with a few for its defense. When things were sorted out, the Lions walked away with a 24-7 victory, their second straight, marking the first time since 2005 that the Lions have started a season 2-0.
Photographer Daniel Coburn offers tips on shooting landscapes
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D2
Recently I was able to catch up with Topeka landscape photographer Daniel Coburn and had the opportunity to chat with him about his approach.
Plane crash kills all 88 aboard
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
A plane carrying 88 people crashed in central Russia, killing all on board, an emergency official said today.
In harm’s way: Ike floods force rescue of holdouts
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Even as they plucked people from rooftops and wrecked neighborhoods on Saturday, emergency responders grumbled over how many brushed off dire warnings and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike.
Cavendish wins stage in Missouri
Vande Velde retains top spot in cycling race
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Mark Cavendish of Great Britain won his third stage of the Tour of Missouri, and American rider Christian Vande Velde retained his race lead for the fourth day Saturday.
New product battles pet hair
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D8
We love our pets, but pet hair is a frustrating thing to keep on top of as a cleaning chore. The war has a new weapon: Fur Fighter by 3M. Fur Fighter is a new system for hair removal that was introduced in April. It uses a curved-handled tool, fitted with disposable sheets with tiny rubber fingers to pick up much of the hair that vacuums and sticky lint rollers may miss.
Bacardi mixes with revolutionary Cuba
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D3
Bacardi is the world’s top-selling rum with annual sales of 20 million cases in more than 150 countries. But it does not sell a drop in Cuba, where founder Facundo Bacardi first opened a tin-roofed, dirt-floored distillery on Matadero Street in the eastern city of Santiago in 1862.
American League Roundup: Twins move into first-place tie
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C4
Justin Morneau and Carlos Gomez drove in two runs each during a six-run first inning, and Minnesota moved into a first-place tie in the AL Central.
Poet’s Showcase
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D3
“Dreams” by Derrick Higgins
Agency: Engineer’s error caused train wreck that killed 25
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
A commuter train engineer who ran a stop signal was blamed Saturday for the nation’s deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, a wreck that killed 25 people and left such a mass of smoldering, twisted metal that it took nearly a day to recover all the bodies.
Best-sellers
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s top-selling nonfiction and fiction literature.
Bombs claimed by Muslim militants kill 18
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
A series of bombs exploded at a park and crowded shopping areas across India’s capital Saturday evening, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens. Muslim extremists claimed to be behind the latest in a recent wave of attacks that have killed more than 100.
Flooding closes turnpike near Oklahoma border
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Turnpike Authority on Saturday was diverting traffic from Interstate 35 near the Oklahoma border due to floodwater. “That’s the only place that we’re having to divert traffic,” said Lisa Callahan, director of public relations for the turnpike.
12 Lawrence students named National Merit semifinalists
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Twelve Lawrence high school seniors have been selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The honor means they are in the running to receive one of three types of scholarships that could make a big difference in paying for college. Eight Free State High School students, one from Lawrence High School, two from Bishop Seabury and one home-schooled student, Rebekah Curry, are Lawrence’s young scholars this year.
Fear and hysteria
Author Kathleen Kent discovers personal connection to story of Salem witch trials
September 14, 2008 in print edition on D3
Kathleen Kent was a child of 8 or 9 when she first heard about Martha Carrier, her great-grandmother nine generations back, who had been hanged in August 1692 during the Salem witch trials. “I have a very clear memory of the first time I heard about it,” the Dallas resident says.
Report: China landslide death toll rises to 254
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
A state news agency says the death toll in a landslide that engulfed a village in northern China has risen to 254.
Thunder tickets sold out
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Season tickets for Oklahoma City’s new NBA franchise have sold out in just five days.
On the record
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman reported an HP laptop computer and 25 CDs were among several items stolen from the 900 block of Tennessee Street on Wednesday. The estimated loss is $1,635.
O’Sullivan soaking up journey
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C10
J.T. O’Sullivan is a master of the six-month apartment lease and the temporary gym membership. He can quickly find a health food store or a post office anywhere from New Orleans to Frankfurt, and he has a good restaurant recommendation in the areas around a quarter of the NFL’s training complexes.
Chamber creates ‘green’ task force
Group hopes to reward businesses following checklist
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
When it comes to business, green is the new black. And the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is hoping more companies will catch on to the trend. Last week, the chamber launched its Grow Green Checklist, which details 30 steps businesses can take to be more eco-friendly. They are as simple as eliminating unnecessary paper use and as elaborate as planting drought-tolerant ground cover and shrubs to increase water efficiency.
Deficit will hinder campaign goals
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Every so often, reality has to intrude on politics. The candidates, of course, resent it and do their damnedest to avoid it. And those of us who make a living reporting politics are equally determined not to let the harsh truths of the outside world impinge on the “game” being played out on the campaign trail.
Report: Bus crash in China kills 51
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
A state news agency says a fiery bus crash in China’s mountainous southwest has killed 51 people.
Heritage museum staging barbeque
September 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
A barbecue fundraiser will be Saturday at Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum located at Clinton Lake’s Bloomington Beach.
China says company knew of tainted milk for weeks
September 14, 2008 in print edition on A9
China’s health minister blamed a dairy Saturday for the delay in warning the public about tainted milk powder linked to kidney stones in infants and at least one death, as authorities increased the number of known sick babies to 432.
Local bowler showcased on ESPN
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Of all the crummy circumstances to befall a bowler with professional aspirations, Kristal Wilson had this to encounter: no league in which to display her talents.
Top 25 Roundup: UGA survives scare from South Carolina
LSU, Auburn, Alabama add victories for Southeastern Conference
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C6
No. 2 Georgia and Knowshon Moreno made sure South Carolina didn’t ruin a second straight shot at a championship season. Moreno’s sliding 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter lifted the Bulldogs to a 14-7 victory over the Gamecocks on Saturday.
Haskell to play today
September 14, 2008 in print edition on C3
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football game with Bacone, originally scheduled for Saturday night, was postponed until 4 p.m. today because of wet grounds at Haskell Stadium.
Trinity director gives talk at conference
September 14, 2008 in print edition on E1
Kelly Evans, director of Trinity In-Home Care, 2201 W. 25th St., recently attended and made a presentation at the National Respite and Crisis Care Networking Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.The topic of Evans’ presentation was building and sustaining a vibrant state respite coalition.