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12:00 a.m.
KU graduate student Brandon Gwilliam holds his daughter McKensie at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia. Light the Night readies to float cancer awareness downtown
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hoping for a bright evening Saturday in downtown Lawrence. Its fifth annual Light the Night fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. in South Park with a carnival-like atmosphere. There will be children’s games, food and entertainment.
6:00 a.m.
Republican presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., meet for their first debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Foreign policy was the main focus of the first presidential debate. McCain, Obama argue over war, taxes in first debate
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 1A
John McCain accused Barack Obama of compiling “the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate” Friday night in an intense first debate of their close campaign for the White House. The Democrat shot back, “Mostly that’s just me opposing George Bush’s wrong-headed policies.”
10:00 a.m.
Approximately 230 people watched the first presidential debate at Abe and Jake's Landing on Friday night. The watch party was hosted by the Kansas Democratic Party. Residents’ viewpoints vary over presidential debate
September 27, 2008 in print edition on 7A
Lawrence residents were across the board on reactions to Friday’s presidential debate. Some were bored, and an undecided voter was swayed one direction. Overall, many said U.S. Senator John McCain was more forceful than Senator Barack Obama, but that wasn’t a favorable attribute for some.
2:00 p.m.
Lori Nation, left, mother of Tori Hawk, a sophomore at Lawrence High School, right,  picks her daughter up at school Friday after she was told to go home and change her clothes.  Hawk had showed up for school dressed "bizarre-looking," according to a note from one of her teachers. Hawk said she was ordered to dress that way by seniors who were participating in an old prankster tradition called SWAS, which stands for "sophomores worship all seniors." LHS sophomore sent home for wearing ‘hazing’ outfit
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 1B
A Lawrence High School girl on Friday found herself caught between prankster-playing seniors and school administrators.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University sophomore Allyson Shaw, Overland Park, takes a donated printer cartridge from Judy Farmer, office manager in the department of Latin American Studies at a Golden Key International Honor Society table Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Wescoe Beach. The money collected by Golden Key for recycling the printer cartridges and old cell phones will benefit a nonprofit called Kansas Africa Relief Inc., which was started by Shawnee senior Hannah Parkinson. Student starts charity to aid S. Africa
September 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Before arriving in South Africa, Kansas University senior Hannah Parkinson said she knew the facts.¢ Forty percent of the population is living on $1 per day or less.¢ Life expectancy is about age 43.¢ Five million people are HIV-positive.¢ There are about 420,000 children who have lost their parents to AIDS.

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Review: Jazz-classical collaboration pleases Lied Center fans
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
On Friday night, taking a cue from the Lied Center’s seasonal promotion of “jazz and classical music crossroads,” an enthusiastic, 1,000-plus audience came to check out the third-stream for itself in Branford Marsalis Trio and the Alexander String Quartet.
Depravity bores on ‘Brothers’
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D7
One of the true guilty pleasures to arise out of last year’s strike-shortened season, ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money” returns for a second helping on Oct. 1. To get fans and those who missed it up to speed, Soapnet will air the entire first season in a “Dirty Sexy Marathon” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday.
Around and about
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
Lawrence High School Class of 1983 will have its 25th reunion Oct. 24-25. Friends from other classes are welcome. Events for Oct. 24 include a tailgate party and football game. For the tailgate party, meet at 5:30 p.m. at Haskell Indian Nations University’s northeast parking lot and bring your own food.
Residents’ viewpoints vary over presidential debate
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
Lawrence residents were across the board on reactions to Friday’s presidential debate. Some were bored, and an undecided voter was swayed one direction. Overall, many said U.S. Senator John McCain was more forceful than Senator Barack Obama, but that wasn’t a favorable attribute for some.
UConn slips past Louisville
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Lawrence Wilson returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown with less than three minutes to play to give Connecticut a 26-21 victory over Louisville on Friday night.
Family’s hope for baby hinges on transplant
Girl with leukemia may get bone marrow from brother
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Their daughter was diagnosed with a simple ear infection when she was just 9 months old, but less than 24 hours later, McKensie Gwilliam was admitted to the cancer floor at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “They said that she had cancer and that it was leukemia,” said Brandon Gwilliam, McKensie’s dad. “It’s one of those things that’s just unbelievable. Life was normal. We were moving right along and all of a sudden our daughter’s got cancer.”
Ochoa one stroke back
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Recharged after a month off, Lorena Ochoa shot her second straight 5-under 67 to move within a stroke of leader Janice Moodie halfway through the Navistar LPGA Classic. Jill McGill shot a 69 to match Ochoa at 10 under.
Report: Elway to marry
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway reportedly is engaged to a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader. The Rocky Mountain News reported Friday that the two-time Super Bowl winner proposed to 41-year-old Paige Green during a trip to Italy last week.
Club news
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 20 meeting. Hosts were Edna and Karmie Galle. Blue winners were Janet Dunn, first; Marc Kuepker, second; Willie Stoltenberg, third; Harold Riehm, fourth; and Dottie Miller, fifth.
Rivera considering surgery
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is considering whether to have offseason surgery on his sore right shoulder.
FCE news
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
Douglas County FCE and Kansas State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences announce the October program “Think Pink and Tell a Friend.” Jodi Carlson, RN, DSN, clinical coordinator of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Breast Center, will be presenting.
Campaign stress aids McCain
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
When Sen. John McCain suspended his campaign this week and suggested that Friday night’s debate be postponed, there was a great deal of clucking about what some took to be his recklessness and desperation.To be sure, McCain has not covered himself in glory during the last two weeks, calling for the firing of Securities and Exchange Commission chief Christopher Cox and musing that he might appoint New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to run the SEC.
Hospital: Granddad, you’re pregnant
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A patient in Portland treated for agonizing abdominal pain received this surprising news in the hospital’s paperwork: “Based on your visit today, we know you are pregnant.” Surprising indeed for 71-year-old John Grady Pippen.
New Mexico files appeal
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
New Mexico’s football program asked the NCAA to reconsider the number of scholarship cuts it handed down for three cases of academic fraud.
Pacers shopping Tinsley
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Jamaal Tinsley will remain on the Pacers’ roster while the team tries to trade him, but the guard won’t practice with Indiana when it opens training camp Tuesday. The team will not buy out Tinsley’s contract, Pacers president Larry Bird said Friday.
Local co-ops
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Last month, the Journal-World marked the passing of a remarkable man, Luther Buchele, who devoted his life to the cooperative movement. Not only did he help to start co-ops for Kansas University students in the 1940s, but he was responsible for mentoring thousands of students who lived in the large network of co-ops he managed for over 30 years at the University of Michigan.
Olathe company is chosen to build casino in Ford County
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
An Olathe company relying heavily on Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch for its financing was picked Friday to build and manage a state-owned casino in Dodge City. The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board chose Butler National Service Corp. over Dodge City Resort and Gaming, a group of Kansas investors, in a 5-2 vote, reflecting some members having a higher comfort level with Butler’s financing.
House passes economic stimulus bill
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The House passed a $61 billion Democratic plan Friday to pump $56 billion in government spending into the economy through public works projects, help for the jobless and money for states struggling with their Medicaid bills.
No’ to taxes
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It pains me deeply to have to tell my many good friends that I shall, for two good reasons, vote against both sales tax proposals which are on the November ballot. The first and to me the most important reason for voting “no” is that a sales tax is a regressive tax which burdens those least able to pay.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C7
Self in Jersey: KU coach Bill Self spoke Friday at the Garden State Coaches Clinic at St. Benedict’s High School in Newark, N.J. Current KU players Tyshawn Taylor and Quintrell Thomas are from Jersey schools St. Anthony and St. Patrick, respectively.
Bank introduces ‘Green Fund’
September 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
Peoples Bank of Lawrence has introduced the Lawrence Green Fund, a combination of deposit and loan products that provide incentives for those interested in banking services that help preserve the environment. Money invested in Lawrence Green Deposit Accounts will be lent for local, environmentally friendly building projects, eco-friendly business and consumer purchases and also will involve $5 donations to the Downtown Lawrence Farmer’s Market.
Talking Frank
Kansas native Thomas Frank offers scathing view of conservatives in ‘The Wrecking Crew’
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
Thomas Frank remembers his exact thought when he first heard John McCain had selected Sarah Palin as the Republican candidate for vice president. “I’d never heard of her,” Frank says. “And I know something about Alaska politics.”
Female TV crew breaking ground
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C6
Life moves pretty fast these days for Jamie Little and Shannon Spake. So does most everything else the two encounter on the NASCAR racing circuit. For Little and Spake - the first two-woman combo featured on ESPN’s pit-road coverage of NASCAR’s top series - that can mean quite a headache.
The collapse of personal responsibility
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
In the gospel according to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, “there are no atheists in foxholes and no ideologues in financial crises.” Suddenly, we are all pragmatists, trying to dig our way out of the Wall Street rubble with whatever tools are at hand.
Attorneys reveal note in Stevens court case
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
While reviewing expense reports for a 2000 construction project, a bookkeeper for Alaska oil services giant VECO Corp. asked for an explanation. Who was this work for, she asked? Why was it performed? The cryptic note she received back included the instruction, “No paper trail.”
Favre questionable
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Brett Favre was listed as questionable Friday for the New York Jets’ game against Arizona because of a sore left ankle, but is expected to start against the Cardinals.
UConn player arrested
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Connecticut freshman basketball player Nate Miles has been arrested on charges he violated a restraining order. According to UConn Police arrest records, Miles was served with a restraining order Sept. 22, but violated it by placing a phone call to the protected party that day. Miles was released Thursday after posting a $2,500 bond and is due in court Sept. 30.
Witness says OJ asked him to bring gun
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
The man who is expected to be the prosecution’s final witness in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case testified Friday that the former football star asked him to bring a gun to a hotel room confrontation at which they planned to recover memorabilia.
Syrah Palin gets boost from Sarah Palin
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Democrats watching the presidential campaign may find it hard to swallow a glass of the syrah Palin. The organic red wine, pronounced “pay-LEEN sih-rah,” comes from a small winery in northern Chile.
Admiral works to calm US-Pakistani tensions
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
The nation’s top military officer tried Friday to tamp down tensions surrounding the escalating violence along Afghanistan’s southern border, including this week’s exchange of fire between U.S. and Pakistan forces. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Pakistan’s military leaders reassured him in talks there last week that they have no intention of using force against U.S. troops along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Five Jayhawks go undefeated
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Five of the eight Kansas University tennis players competing at the Jayhawk Invitational went undefeated through the first day of the tournament Friday. Seniors Yuliana Svistun and Edina Horvath each won two singles matches and one doubles match.
National League Roundup: Phillies closing in on East crown
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
Ryan Howard hit his major-league-leading 48th homer, Joe Blanton pitched six effective innings, and Philadelphia moved closer to clinching the NL East title. The Phillies’ magic number for winning their second straight division championship was reduced to one after the New York Mets lost to Florida.
US, Russia reach deal on UN’s Iran resolution
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and Russia, striking a compromise, led a new U.N. Security Council effort Friday to condemn Iran’s nuclear program that includes no new sanctions. The brief resolution seeks to reaffirm the three previous ones, which imposed progressively tougher sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.
City encased in mud needs global help
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.N. World Food Program’s director flew to the Gonaives still encased in mud Friday to draw global attention to the ongoing disaster that has enormously complicated the country’s struggle to feed itself.The WFP said it has asked for $54 million to help Haiti recover from four killer storms but so far has received only $1 million.
Report: North proposes holding military talks
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
North Korea has proposed holding military talks with South Korea in what would be the first official contact between the countries since Seoul’s new conservative government took office in February, a defense official said Friday.
Well, rats
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Why would I want to buy $700 billion in bad investments? Isn’t that why these companies went under in the first place? Now you want me to take their mistakes off their hands? Why would I do that? Can’t I take my money elsewhere and buy, say, good investments?
pastor travels to india on national grant
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
The Rev. Peter Luckey, senior pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., leaves today for a monthlong trip to India. Luckey won a $25,000 grant from the National Clergy Renewal Program, sponsored by Lilly Endowment Inc. The endowment annually provides as many as 120 grants of up to $45,000 each directly to Christian congregations that can allow their pastors to take something equivalent to an academic sabbatical.
Djokovic wins at Thailand
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic defeated Robin Soderling, 6-4, 7-5, Friday to advance to the semifinals at the Thailand Open. Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga used 13 aces to overpower Jurgen Melzer, 6-3, 6-2.
Roddick reaches semis
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick overcame four double-faults in the first set to defeat Juan Carlos Ferrero, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, Friday and reach the semifinals of the China Open.
On the record
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 48-year-old Lawrence man reported a $1,009 theft occurred Wednesday in the 1700 block of Vermont St. Items reported stolen include an Insignia 32 inch TV, six cartons of cigarettes and HD video and DVD cables.
Jefferson County Budget transfer upsets residents
Commission gives $10,000 from county attorney budget to county counselor
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Several Jefferson County residents on Monday are expected to protest a decision by county commissioners to transfer $10,000 from the county attorney’s budget to help pay for the county counselor. Residents are upset because the counselor’s office is the Oskaloosa law firm Hayes and Hayes.
FDA issues warning on Chinese coffees, candy
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The powdered milk contamination scare that has killed four Chinese infants and sickened 53,000 more reached American shores Friday when the Food and Drug Administration recommended that consumers avoid a line of coffees and a candy made in China.
Baker, Haskell looking for football victories
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Baker University hopes to bounce back from a bummer. Haskell Indian Nations University is also on the comeback trail. HINU’s football team will entertain Waldorf at 1 p.m. today at Haskell Stadium, while BU will go to Atchison for a 2 p.m. clash with Benedictine.
Ready to read?
The River City Reading Festival is a wonderful gift to the community.
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
What better thing to do on a beautiful fall day than participate in a celebration of reading? The River City Reading Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library. Tents will be set up by the library to help accommodate a full schedule of speakers, book signings, children’s activities and musical entertainment.
Horoscopes
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D7
Easy does it this year. You might need to be more withdrawn or spend more time alone. You want to keep your opinions private more often. You could develop a special friendship in the next year. If you are single, use care with your choices. If you are attached, you discover the importance of spending more time alone together.
Kansan confirmed to federal bench
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren of Kansas to become the newest judge on the federal bench in Wichita. Melgren’s confirmation comes just three days after the state’s top federal prosecutor breezed through a confirmation hearing and just one day after he was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Huskers will measure progress against Hokies
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
Though pleased with its 3-0 start, Nebraska knows that tonight’s game against Virginia Tech will be the first true measure of progress under first-year coach Bo Pelini. “We have to prove ourselves to everybody,” defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said.
Early mistakes plague LHS in 41-18 loss to SM Northwest
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
It’s not whether you win or lose, an old football adage goes, it’s who gets the blame. On Friday night, Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd heaped a ton of mea culpa on his head after SM Northwest thumped the Lions, 41-18, at SM North District Stadium.
Kim keeps Tour top spot
Garcia trails by two, Mickelson by three
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Anthony Kim and Sergio Garcia did enough Friday at the Tour Championship to set up a Ryder Cup rematch. Kim had to settle for a 1-under 69 on Friday, making bogey from the bunker on the final hole, to take a two-shot lead over Garcia and put them in the final pairing just six days after their leadoff singles match at the Ryder Cup.
50 years later: How credit cards changed America
Electronification of money’ permanently altered our spending habits
September 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
They called it the Fresno Drop.Fifty years ago this month, Bank of America mass-mailed to nearly every home in Fresno, Calif., a small piece of plastic called the BankAmericard. The credit card had arrived, a shiny corkscrew for each recipient to unbottle thousands of dollars in spending money that hadn’t existed before they ripped open those envelopes.
Ex-Ram pleads guilty
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
A former member of the St. Louis Rams faces two years of probation after pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault. Dominique Byrd entered the pleas on Sept. 15, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said Friday.
Six share Champions lead
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Bruce Fleisher, Dana Quigley, Eduardo Romero, Andy Bean, Don Pooley and Chip Beck shot 4-under 64s on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship. Tom Kite, Loren Roberts and Kirk Hanefeld were a stroke back on the Prestonwood Country Club course.
Employers urged to invest in childhood development
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Businesses can help secure our future economic vitality by investing in early childhood development, according to a panel of economic and childhood development experts. It’s a question of nature vs. nurture, they told a crowd of several hundred business and government leaders Friday at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. If young children aren’t given the attention they need, they will be less likely to excel academically and work collaboratively with others.
A word from Gov. Mike Hucka : er, Beebe
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
Arkansas’ governor needs a name tag. Mike Beebe has been in office nearly two years, but that hasn’t stopped officials in his state from confusing him with his similarly named predecessor, Mike Huckabee. Even the chief of the state’s medical school and a state agency director get tongue-tied.
Parking thanks
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A “thank you” to the Lawrence downtown banks, businesses and churches for allowing the viewers/visitors for the Band Day Parade to use their parking lots and not towing us away. It is a special day for many and, even with our city lots, finding a vacant parking spot is a challenge.
Bioscience authority replaces 2 members
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Board of Regents has appointed Regent William Thornton and regents President and Chief Executive Officer Reginald Robinson to the Kansas Bioscience Authority. Thornton, of Atchison, and Robinson, of Lawrence, will replace Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Kansas State University President Jon Wefald.
Taking a toll
It’s one more case of automation replacing the human touch - and expertise.
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
It may be more efficient to totally automate the Kansas Turnpike toll plazas, but it’s still a little sad to see the toll-booth workers phased out. The Turnpike Authority has announced that the new interchange under construction in Leavenworth County will be the first unstaffed interchange on the toll road. Motorists entering or leaving the turnpike at that location must either use the K-Tag lane or pay their tolls at a payment machine.
Bankruptcies
September 27, 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
KU soccer falls in double overtime
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
After jumping to a halftime lead, the No. 18 Kansas University soccer team fell, 2-1, to Nebraska in double overtime Friday at the NU Soccer Field. KU broke the scoreless tie in the 42nd minute, when Sara Rogers set up Kim Boyer for her second goal of the season.
Keep homemade weddings simple
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D5
Planning on your own DIY wedding? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call upon talented friends and family members. Who will do what and when? Be sure to write down instructions for those helping.
School continues on green streak
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
For the second consecutive year, a Lawrence public school is the recipient of the Governor’s Energy Achievement Recognition Award for Energy Leadership. Jared Comfort, Schwegler School principal, led the elementary students through a year of environmentally friendly fundraisers and activities.
Warship goes to Africa after pirate attack
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Russian warship Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa - a bold hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high-seas terrorism.
Atchison plan may hinder Leavenworth-area airport
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Leavenworth County officials are talking about building a public airport there, but plans in nearby Atchison could block it. The County Commission has approved a study of whether building a public airport would be justified. The county, its Port Authority and the cities of Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth and Tonganoxie have agreed to spend $100,000.
WaMu’s fall makes US history
Bank is largest in nation to collapse
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation’s largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized WaMu on Thursday, and then sold the thrift’s banking assets to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion.
Parents file $4M suit in player’s death
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
The parents of a University of Memphis football player shot to death at the school’s campus filed a $4 million wrongful death suit, claiming the school failed to provide proper security. Taylor Bradford was shot to death on Sept. 30, 2007, in a botched robbery attempt.
Westwood best in England
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Lee Westwood continued to bounce back from a disappointing Ryder Cup by taking the British Masters lead Friday after a fog-delayed and incomplete second round. The Englishman shot a 2-under 70 to reach a 6-under total of 138.
Border Patrol a boon to towns’ business
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
The U.S. Border Patrol’s gleaming new regional headquarters building is just one sign of how the fast-growing agency is boosting the local economy. Agents frequent the restaurants and gyms. A new indoor shooting range relies on Border Patrol employees. And dry cleaners do brisk business pressing green uniforms.
AG seeks extension in case against Tiller
Late-term abortion provider says state has had ample time already
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
A Wichita doctor accused of unlawfully performing late-term abortions is opposing a request by the Kansas attorney general’s office for more time to respond to a defense motion seeking to suppress evidence in the case.
Pilot soars over Channel on jet wing
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
He had nothing above him but four tanks of kerosene and nothing below him but the cold waters of the English Channel. But Yves Rossy leapt from a plane and into the record books Friday, crossing the channel on a homemade jet-propelled wing.
Bank teller scares off would-be robber
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
Police say a bank teller in Long Island had a simple question for a would-be robber: Are you serious? The teller’s question was apparently enough to spook the female suspect, who fled the Roslyn Savings Bank in Centereach late Thursday afternoon without a dime.
American League Roundup: Royals slow down Twins
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C4
If the Minnesota Twins are going to capture their fifth division title in seven seasons, the Kansas City Royals are going to make them earn it. A night after erasing a five-run deficit against the White Sox to reclaim first place in the AL Central, the Twins fell flat. Minnesota remained a half-game ahead of Chicago after the White Sox also lost, to the Indians.
CU women lose guard
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
University of Colorado junior point guard Whitney Houston will miss the season after tearing a ligament in her left knee during individual workouts this week.
Stop insanity
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: When other governments nationalize successful businesses in order to redistribute their profits to the citizens of those countries, we become morally outraged and label it undemocratic socialism. However, our own government seems willing to rush forward to “rescue” or “bail out” Wall Street businesses guilty of gross mismanagement and criminally negligent behavior.
UN raises $3B against malaria
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
With $3 billion in new pledges, world leaders say they believe an ambitious goal to stop deaths from malaria by 2015 is finally within reach. A plan billed as the most comprehensive ever to tackle the mosquito-borne disease, which kills nearly 1 million people each year, was announced this week at a United Nations gathering of heads of government, global health leaders and philanthropists.
Congressman says bailout accord likely by Sunday
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration and Congress anxiously revived negotiations Friday on a $700 billion financial bailout, one day after the largest bank collapse in U.S. history provided a brutal reminder of the risks of failure. Democrats talked optimistically of agreement by the end of the weekend.
What happened to Southern Cal?
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Could we possibly have been that wrong? Did USC simply fool us? Are Virginia and Ohio State that bad? Either a bunch of impostors wearing cardinal, gold and white showed up at Oregon State’s Reser Stadium on Thursday night, or the Trojans revealed their true colors.
Brown ecstatic to coach again
Hall of Famer to be honored tonight at fundraiser
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
A rejuvenated Larry Brown, who was out of coaching the past two seasons, will open Charlotte Bobcats training camp on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “I missed it. I’m glad I’m back,” said the 68-year-old Hall of Famer, who was hired by the Bobcats on April 29.
Faith Forum: Is it possible to be religious without attending services?
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D1
This is a vital question that is more pertinent today than ever before. To answer it, let’s go straight to the source, the living word of God (Hebrews 4:12). Christ tells us, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23).
Montoya wins, then loses, pole at Kansas Speedway
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C1
Juan Pablo Montoya thought he was sitting on top of the NASCAR heap this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Then, he received notification that he had dropped all the way to the bottom.
Pump patrol
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.25 at several stations.
Simons: Removing university leaders hurts state bioscience group
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Bioscience Authority came into existence on April 19, 2004. The primary architects of the legislation that created this unique entity were Sen. Nick Jordan of Johnson County and Rep. Kenny Wilk of Leavenworth.
KU takes record class in stride
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
When a finely tuned machine works beautifully, it is easy to take it for granted. We have seen an example of something working beautifully this fall on Mount Oread. The Kansas Board of Regents have released the official counts for the year.
Veritas crushes Hutch
Johnson tallies 294 yards, six TD’s
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C3
Fathers have been known to dig dirt to build sons sandboxes. Rich Johnson of R.D. Johnson Excavating in Lawrence dug dirt to build his son and teammates an 80-yard football field, a hidden jewel on the area sports scene.
Rockets’ Battier sidelined
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier will be sidelined up to four weeks and miss most of preseason because of an inflammation in his left foot. He had surgery May 9 to remove bone spurs from his left ankle.
People in the news
September 27, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Rhymes wins right to play in UK concert¢ West won’t face felony charge in incident¢ Erin Brockovich signs contract with law firm¢ Navaira out of hospital after traffic accident¢ Dylan album to stream on NPR for 1 week¢ Spokeswoman: DJ AM released from hospital
Credit crunch hurting entrepreneurs who seek financing
September 27, 2008 in print edition on E1
The capital markets crunch has hit Main Street, leaving many entrepreneurs in need of financing in the lurch. Take Don Scribner, a former engineer who decided to buy a seafood restaurant in Hurst, Texas, one that had been in business for nearly 20 years and had strong cash flow.
Curlin sale ordered
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
A state judge ordered a sealed-bid sale of a minority interest in 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin to settle a $42 million judgment.
Western support for Israel denounced
September 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
A former Iranian president warned the West on Friday that its support for Israel would backfire, as hundreds of thousands of people staged rallies in support of Muslim claims to the holy city of Jerusalem.Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is still considered influential in Iranian politics, said the U.S., Britain and France back Israel - and this is dangerous.
McNabb back at practice
September 27, 2008 in print edition on C2
Donovan McNabb returned to practice for the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. McNabb was a full participant in Friday’s practice after sitting out all week because of a chest contusion he sustained in the first half of last week’s 15-6 victory over Pittsburgh. He is questionable for Sunday’s game at Chicago.
Student starts charity to aid S. Africa
September 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Before arriving in South Africa, Kansas University senior Hannah Parkinson said she knew the facts.¢ Forty percent of the population is living on $1 per day or less.¢ Life expectancy is about age 43.¢ Five million people are HIV-positive.¢ There are about 420,000 children who have lost their parents to AIDS.