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Take Back the Night FSHS volleyball vs. Blue Valley NW
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, director Neil LaBute confers with actor Samuel L. Jackson. Outside the law: KU alum filmmaker and Lawrence actor collaborate on ‘Lakeview Terrace’
September 18, 2008 in print edition on 1C
For the first time in the 11 years since he became an internationally renowned filmmaker, Neil LaBute is on the brink of an elusive, unlikely achievement. The Kansas University graduate has already solidified his reputation as a master of crafting controversial tales involving revenge, betrayal and cruelty. But nothing has quite prepared him for the expectations of how his latest project, “Lakeview Terrace,” will be received.
6:00 a.m.
Jayhawk Marching Band gets big gift
September 18, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A musical flock of Jayhawks will be expected to grow larger, play louder and ensure that crimson-and-blue notes are heard clearly throughout the country.
10:00 a.m.
Jack Goodwin, 88, is a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, he will be the featured speaker today as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 in Lawrence commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Honoring the lost: Three-war veteran pays tribute to POW/MIAs
September 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
As a B-17 navigator who flew in 51 World War II missions over Europe, Lawrence resident Jack Goodwin counted the parachutes of fellow airmen as they bailed out of planes that had been hit. Many of those men were captured by enemy troops. “I was one of the lucky ones,” said Goodwin, 88, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who also served during Korea and Vietnam.
2:00 p.m.
Susan Burke, of Lawrence, chants while marching down Massachusetts Street on Thursday during the Take Back the Night rally. The gathering is an annual event that raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Parents of slain KU student speak at Take Back the Night gathering
September 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It’s been a hard, painful journey for Christie and Curt Brungardt. When their daughter, Kansas University law student Jana Mackey, was killed by her former boyfriend in July, they were victims. After the initial shock of Jana’s death, they became survivors. And Friday night, during the Take Back the Night event in South Park, they became advocates.
10:00 p.m.
Kevin Plummer opens up wide for Dr. Galen Van Blaricum, who fills a cavity at the Free Dental Day at the Douglas County Dental Clinic.  The Douglas County Dental Clinic and Health Care Access Clinic teamed up on Friday morning to provide free dental services to the first 60 uninsured people in line at 316 Maine. Free dental clinic draws early, eager crowd
11:23 a.m., September 19, 2008 Updated 5:30 p.m. in print edition on 1B
Free dental care quickly drew a line Friday morning at the Douglas County Dental Clinic, 316 Maine.

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Elementary art teacher honored
September 19, 2008
Lisa Kelly, an art teacher at Woodlawn Elementary and Broken Arrow Elementary, was named the Sunflower Bank Teacher of the Month.
KU prepares to take on Sam Houston State
September 19, 2008
The Kansas Jayhawks hope to bounce back after falling for the first time this season. On Saturday, KU takes on Sam Houston State at Memorial Stadium.
Audio-Reader hopes to raise funds
September 19, 2008
An annual fundraiser returns this weekend and it’s “For Your Ears Only.” Audio-reader’s big push for money continues tomorrow at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Friday, September 19 weather at 10 p.m.
September 19, 2008
The forecast for Saturday, September 20 calls for a high of 81 with a low around 55.
Band day attracts more than 40 schools
September 19, 2008
Bands from more than 40 high schools will be part of a parade and halftime show at tomorrow’s KU football game.
SM West rips LHS, 35-7
September 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High lost, 35-7, to SM West Friday at Haskell Stadium.
High school football area roundup
09:59 p.m., September 19, 2008 Updated 11:31 p.m. in print edition on C6
Three days of rest was all Baldwin High’s football team needed to rout Spring Hill, 57-26, in its home opener Friday night. Senior Sam Beecher rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another in the first half.
Free State falls
SM Northwest defeats Firebirds, 34-27
September 19, 2008
Free State falls to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 34-27.
Bioscience Authority outlines plan for spending $54 million next year
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Kansas Bioscience Authority on Friday announced it will spend approximately $52 million in the next fiscal year to expand research and help startup businesses.
KU baseball player arrested after incident outside bar
September 19, 2008
Kansas University baseball player Buck Afenir was arrested early Thursday at a Lawrence bar around closing time.
Lawrence police introduce low-profile patrol car to help enforce traffic laws
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
There’s a new police cruiser on the streets of Lawrence that’s a little different from the others.
New clinic provides health care options for Lawrence area residents
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Feeling sick and don’t have a doctor? Feeling sick and your doctor’s office is closed or can’t see you until the next day? Besides going to a hospital emergency room, there’s now another option to get basic health care.
Lawrence exits on Kansas Turnpike to feature roundabouts
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence is about to get a new roundabout, and a second is on the way.
Larry Brown, Bill Self to headline fundraiser for mental health center
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
The only basketball coach to win an NCAA national championship and an NBA title will return to Lawrence next weekend to raise funds for mental health services in Douglas County.
Kansas educators, industry seek millions to increase number of engineers
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
College engineering deans and industry representatives on Friday lobbied lawmakers to increase funding by $15 million per year to boost the number of engineers, which are currently in short supply and great demand.
Free dental clinic draws early, eager crowd
11:23 a.m., September 19, 2008 Updated 05:30 p.m. in print edition on B1
Free dental care quickly drew a line Friday morning at the Douglas County Dental Clinic, 316 Maine.
Escapee from Norton Correctional Facility found in Colorado
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
A convicted felon who escaped Tuesday from a work crew in Norton has been located, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Horoscopes
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B10
You make a big difference this year. You are unusually wise or able to see through action and problems to the real core issue. Others frequently tap into this unique ability. If you are single, you meet people with ease and are likely to pick someone quite different to relate to.
Seeking solace in Alaska
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A11
I saw two moose on a bike trail in Anchorage last week and did not kill either one of them, neither the cow nor her calf, though under the Bush Doctrine I certainly had a right to, since the cow could have charged and pinned me to a tree and danced me to death.
Interior boss vows to squelch ‘ethics storm’ surrounding oil scandal
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A9
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne pledged on Thursday to squelch the “ethics storm” exposed by investigators who said agency workers rigged bids, accepted gifts and had sex with energy company officials doing business with the government.
State may bar some Ike victims from rebuilding
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A12
Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law. And even those whose houses were spared could end up seeing them condemned by the state.
World’s oldest man has 113th birthday
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
The world’s oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years.
Regime preparing to restart nuke facility
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
North Korea has stopped disabling its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon and is now undertaking “thorough preparations” to restart it, a diplomat from Pyongyang said Friday.
Recording: Police wanted to ‘get’ OJ
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A9
Jurors who have been told to refrain from judging O.J. Simpson on his past heard about a recording Thursday of a police employee exulting: “This is great. … California can’t get him. … Now we’ll be able to.”
Inspection fee small price to pay for security
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
No buyer wants to shoulder the cost of an inspector’s fee, but it’s money well spent if the inspection uncovers hidden problems.
Buffaloes stun Mountaineers
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B6
Aric Goodman made a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give Colorado a 17-14 victory over No. 21 West Virginia on Thursday night.
Study suggests link between DNA and political persuasion
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
Die-hard liberals and conservatives aren’t made, they’re born. It’s literally in their DNA. That’s the suggestion of a study by a group of researchers who wanted to see whether there was a biological basis for peoples’ political attitudes.
Elvis music center of LCT show
September 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
The King will rule at the Lawrence Community Theatre. “All Shook Up,” a musical featuring more than 20 tunes originally sung by Elvis Presley, opens this weekend.
New PM a conciliator with political baggage
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
Known as a conciliator, Thailand’s new prime minister contrasts sharply with his combative predecessor. But he also carries some heavy political baggage because of his ties to a disgraced former leader.
Chiefs’ new QB relishes ‘dream come true’
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B6
The pride of Coastal Carolina is stepping up in class. Injury, uncertainty and Kansas City’s fervent desire to develop young players have thrust Tyler Thigpen from third-team quarterback to starter for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Beauty Brands helps fight domestic violence
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
Beauty Brands Salon Spa, 3514 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, will join Redken in leading the It Takes Guts campaign from Monday to Oct. 26 to raise awareness and funding for Reduce Abuse.
National League Roundup: Dodgers lower magic number to 7
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
James Loney’s line-drive single scored the go-ahead run in the 12th inning after Pittsburgh reliever Craig Hansen walked the bases full, and Los Angeles inched closer to winning the NL West.
On the record
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls:
Gates: US reviewing its Afghanistan strategy
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
In an echo of a time when things were going from bad to worse in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday the Bush administration is reviewing its war strategy in Afghanistan amid spreading insurgent violence, rising U.S. and allied military deaths and doubts about winning.
Keeping up
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: People are losing their homes because of the poor economy and higher taxes, and now the school board and the city think that Lawrence High doesn’t have as new or as much sports facilities as Free State.
Special needs
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: As an average working mom, I have to wonder why there’s such a fuss about Ms. Palin - especially regarding her comment about being a special-needs friend and advocate.
US: Malfunction likely cause of chopper crash
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
A U.S. military official said a mechanical problem appeared to be the reason for a helicopter crash Thursday that killed seven American soldiers in Iraq’s southern desert, the deadliest such incident in Iraq in more than a year.
Honoring the lost: Three-war veteran pays tribute to POW/MIAs
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
As a B-17 navigator who flew in 51 World War II missions over Europe, Lawrence resident Jack Goodwin counted the parachutes of fellow airmen as they bailed out of planes that had been hit. Many of those men were captured by enemy troops. “I was one of the lucky ones,” said Goodwin, 88, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who also served during Korea and Vietnam.
No compromise on US cross-border strikes
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s prime minister said Thursday that strikes by foreign forces were “counterproductive,” as officials said there was no warning about the latest U.S. missile strike in the Pakistani northwest.
State Farm sponsors Dare to Dream
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
State Farm will present a $15,000 check to Youth Entrepreneurs-Kansas at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Kansas University to support student education at Dare to Dream.
Transformer glitch shuts down atom smasher
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A6
The world’s largest particle collider malfunctioned within hours of its launch to great fanfare, but its operator didn’t report the problem for a week.
Doctors group crosses state line
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B12
A Missouri physicians’ group plans to build a new medical office building in Galena, citing lower malpractice insurance costs across the state line.
Commodities
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 33 cents to $6.9275; December corn slipped 26.75 cents to $5.2725; December oats lost 8 cents to $3.25; November soybeans dropped 23 cents to $11.16.
Freshman TE exceeding his expectations
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tim Biere set relatively modest expectations for his freshman debut as a college football player at Kansas University: He wanted to get in the game. Biere managed to fulfill that goal. Just barely. He made it on the field for one play in this year’s season-opener, and he remembers it precisely, including his assignment against Florida International. Double-tight-end set. Block on the back side.
City gymnasts 1-2 in all-around at quad
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
Two gymnasts from Lawrence finished first and second in the all-around competition Wednesday at the Olathe North quad.
Local landmark
It’s been a dirty summer for the Castle Tea Room, but the landmark structure is rising again.
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A10
It’s great to see one of Lawrence’s grandest old structures getting a new lease on life. It was hard not to notice the upheaval that surrounded the Castle Tea Room at 13th and Massachusetts streets this summer.
Wildflower walk to be offered Sunday
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and the Grassland Heritage Foundation will offer a native wildflower identification walk at 4 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Jayhawks rebuilding
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B3
Zac Elgie said no to the pros. So did Lee Ridenhour. And that’s good news for Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price.
Hacker impersonated Palin to get Yahoo e-mail password
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
Details emerged Thursday behind the break-in of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s e-mail account, including a first-hand account suggesting it was vulnerable because a hacker was able to impersonate her online to obtain her password.
American League Roundup: Twins end skid, near Chicago
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
Alexi Casilla homered in Minnesota’s five-run ninth inning, and the Twins rallied for an 11-8 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday that ended a four-game losing streak and pulled them within 11â2 games of the Chicago in the AL Central.
Area residents attend AtHome convention
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
Tonganoxie residents and HomeStyle specialists Kelly Beets, Jessica Fouts and Cassandra Caton recently attended the annual AtHome America convention.
Cell phone use by train crews banned
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A9
The California agency responsible for train safety voted unanimously Thursday to direct railroad operators immediately to ban the use of cell phones by on-duty engineers, conductors and other rail workers.
Unknown Mozart fragment found in French library
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A6
It’s a forgotten melody, sketched in black ink in a swift but sure hand. The single manuscript page, long hidden in a provincial French library, has been verified as the work of Mozart, the apparent underpinnings for a Mass he never composed.
LHS tennis sweeps home double-dual
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High’s tennis team swept Olathe South in singles and Shawnee Mission South in doubles and came away with a sweep of a double-dual Thursday at Lawrence Tennis Center.
Commentary: Raiders coach must bow to Davis
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Al Davis loves wide receivers who run like the wind and coaches who know how to listen. He has done well with the combination over the years, even as the game changed and largely passed him by.
Seabury secures split
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
One big lead disappeared for Seabury Academy’s volleyball team against the first of two opponents Thursday night. The Seahawks hung on to win anyway.
Firebirds prevail
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
“Guess we’re going three.” Those were the words uttered by Free State High volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins to Shawnee Mission Northwest coach Holly Davidson moments after Davidson’s Cougars knocked off the Firebirds in Game 1 of their match Thursday at FSHS.
Appeals court won’t review Wittig sentence
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B12
Former Westar Energy CEO David Wittig has lost another round in his fight to avoid returning to prison over a 2003 bank fraud conviction.
Trail run slated Sunday at Clinton
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
The PodTrod MP3-Mile Challenge, an unusual trail run in which competitors are given directions in audio-file format to be played during the run, will be held Sunday somewhere in Clinton State Park.
Mother wants to seek Medal of Honor for son
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A8
The mother of a Marine who witnesses say covered a grenade with his body to save comrades in Iraq plans to appeal to Congress to award her son the nation’s highest military honor after learning it was denied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates because of questions about his final act.
What’s for dinner? Genetically altered meat
FDA taking steps to monitor engineered animals sold as food
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
Super Chicken strutted a step closer to the dinner table Thursday. The government said it will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish, cattle that can resist mad cow disease or perhaps heart-healthier eggs laid by a new breed of chickens.
Blind residents support T funds
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A10
We strongly urge our fellow Lawrencians to vote “yes” on measures 2 and 3, on the Lawrence ballot in November. We respectfully ask for your support, knowing that improvements must be made to the system. Independence and freedom are very important to your blind neighbors, as they are to everyone; a well-designed fixed-route bus system promotes our independence and freedom.
Beasley fined $50,000: Miami rookie admits involvement
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday after acknowledging that he was involved in an incident involving teammate Mario Chalmers and Memphis’ Darrell Arthur at the Rookie Transition Program this month.
Rec calendar
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B8
A list of recreational sporting activities in and around Lawrence.
Segway rider wins mall case
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B12
A federal judge has ruled that a Topeka mall can’t force a man to sign a waiver before allowing him to ride a Segway inside.
LHS, SM West meet in battle of unbeatens
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B7
Through two games of the high school football season, Lawrence High finds itself in a pleasant, yet recently unfamiliar, spot. At 2-0, the Lions currently sit atop the Sunflower League standings, tied with two other teams.
A rising tide of very young swimmers
September 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
It’s not just at the Olympic level that swimming has international appeal. Babies in many parts of the world are learning an early love for the water.
Lawmakers halt audit of illegal immigration
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
Legislators have decided against initiating a state audit of the costs to Kansas associated with illegal immigration.
LHS volleyball splits at O-Northwest
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High’s volleyball team split two matches Thursday at Olathe Northwest.
Parents of slain KU student speak at Take Back the Night gathering
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s been a hard, painful journey for Christie and Curt Brungardt. When their daughter, Kansas University law student Jana Mackey, was killed by her former boyfriend in July, they were victims. After the initial shock of Jana’s death, they became survivors. And Friday night, during the Take Back the Night event in South Park, they became advocates.
Restore the Puritan ethic
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A11
The financial “crisis” on Wall Street has provided another teachable moment. It turns out that greed is not good after all.
Recruiting weekend ‘huge’ for KU
Three top prospects visiting Jayhawks
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Three of the top high school basketball players in the Class of 2009 will be on Kansas University’s campus today through Sunday on official recruiting visits. The terrific trio consists of the top prospect in the country - 6-foot-4 point guard John Wall of Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C.; No. 18-rated Thomas Robinson, a 6-8 power forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.; and No. 22-rated Daniel Orton, a 6-10 center from Bishop McGuinness High in Oklahoma City.
Pump patrol
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several locations.
Reformed dogs salute ‘Whisperer’
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B10
Cesar Millan’s big week continues with the 100th episode of “The Dog Whisperer” (8 p.m., National Geographic). The celebrated dog trainer assembles many of his successful cases, including Wilshire the fire dog, Luna, Kane the Great Dane and the Pink Lady and her pink dog.
People in the news
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Farm Aid to help farmers hurt by hurricanes¢ Judge dismisses libel suit against author¢ Swank recovering after hospital procedure¢ Coleman sued over bowling alley ruckus¢ Shaver indicted in 2007 shooting
Board considers casino applications
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
The battered economy prompted members of the state board picking the companies that will manage state-owned casinos in Kansas to focus much of their time Thursday on how applicants expect to pay for their plans.
Baylor, UConn hope to make stars known
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B6
Connecticut tailback Donald Brown and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin are not household names in college football - yet.
Free State ready after wake-up call
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B7
No more alarm clocks for Free State High’s football team. Or so the Firebirds hope. “We definitely had a wake-up call,” senior tackle Matt Frantz said, “and I think we fixed things. We have the right guys in the right places now.”
Keegan: Sayers to attend KU game
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Gale Sayers, the greatest football player ever to wear a Kansas uniform, will be in attendance at Saturday’s game against Sam Houston State. If Sayers happens to notice Tent No. 2 near the bottom of the hill during pregame tailgating, it’s doubtful he will find anything he sees during the game as meaningful. For Sayers, the term “student-athlete” means the student comes first for a reason.
Apartment owner sells 4 Lawrence complexes
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
Mike Stultz this week sold four of his apartment complexes in Lawrence to an out-of-state buyer:
Possible financial crisis fix sends stock market soaring
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
The stock market finally found reason to rally Thursday, and Congress promised quick action as the Bush administration prepared a plan to rescue banks from the bad debt at the heart of the worst crisis on Wall Street since the Great Depression.
Lawrence soccer falls to O-North, 2-1
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence High boys soccer team lost, 2-1, to No. 5 Olathe North on Thursday.
Political lies feed government mistrust
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A10
Sarah Palin did not call dinosaurs “lizards of Satan.” Barack Obama is not a Muslim. That list of books Palin supposedly wants to ban is a fake. Obama doesn’t refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance. The picture of Palin wearing a flag bikini and hefting a gun is a fraud. Obama is, too, a U.S. citizen. Palin doesn’t want Alaska to secede.
Drivers honk approval for replacement bridge
September 19, 2008 in print edition on A9
Emergency vehicles with lights flashing led twin processions to open the new Interstate 35W bridge before dawn Thursday, less than 14 months after the shocking and deadly collapse of its predecessor.
US market upheaval ripples overseas
September 19, 2008 in print edition on B11
This is a bad time to be a purveyor of $1,800 pens. Or a seller of champagne, sports cars or big bouquets of flowers.
Lakeview’ furnishes simmering tension
September 19, 2008 in print edition on C2
Aside from sapphire swimming pools, there is no water in sight of Lakeview Terrace, a tidy cul-de-sac development in suburban L.A. Instead, just beyond the drop-off, there are canyons of tinder-dry scrub and distant, growing wildfires. Even before the story begins, a pall of menace hangs over the cliffside community.