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Lawrence has had roundabouts for a few years now. What's your feeling about the traffic calming devices?

Poll results

Response Percent
They serve no useful purpose.
 
46%
They serve a useful purpose.
 
30%
I live with them.
 
21%
No opinion.
 
1%
Total 869
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Several students from Free State High School ride the T home from school Wednesday. Many high school students rely on the bus to get to and from school each day. From left in foreground are Liza Farr, Zoe Limesand, Carmel Sivron and Tess Frydman. According to a 2007 city ridership survey, 15 percent of students said they primarily use the bus to get to school. Putting T to the test
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s a popular saying, but here on the No. 5 - where workers in ballcaps and blue jeans watch 23rd Street pass by to the harmony of a humming diesel - the phrase “time is money” doesn’t ring true. When Debbie Sanchez’s car broke down a year ago, time didn’t pay to fix it. No one did, and Sanchez - the single mother of an 8- and 10-year-old - said good-bye to an Overland Park job. She said hello to the T, the city’s fixed-route bus system.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, who are competing against each other in the 2nd Congressional District race, are both working to depict themselves as having independent judgment. Candidates of both parties downplay affiliations
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins aren’t going out of their way to tell voters which political party they belong to. Boyda is the Democrat, and Jenkins, the Republican, in the 2nd Congressional District race.
10:00 p.m.
From left, Mark Crabtree and his daughters Laura and Morgan view entries in the Found Objects Art Contest during the 2008 River City Reading Festival. After a year hiatus, the event returns Saturday to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Festival promotes reading
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The second River City Reading Festival brought together a variety of authors, poets and readers Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library in a celebration of reading and the sharing of ideas. The festival, which offered various activities from children’s crafts to a mystery panel and book signings, brought in a steady stream of visitors, said event organizer Julie Tollefson.

All stories

Dance and rhythm come together for workout
September 28, 2008
There always seems to be the new hot thing in exercise programs, and today, fitness get drumming to learn it.
Season brings large apple crop
September 28, 2008
Local growers are seeing a large crop of Apples this year, and as BoomerGirl.com editor Cathy Hamilton reports, that’s giving consumers more varieties and choices than ever.
Sunday, September 28 weather at 10 p.m.
September 28, 2008
The forecast for Monday, September 29 calls for a high of 78 with a low around 59.
No injuries reported in accident involving overturned vehicle
Single-vehicle accident at intersection of 23rd and Tennessee streets
12:25 p.m., September 28, 2008 Updated 12:25 p.m.
No injuries reported in single-vehicle accident.
Bush, congressional leaders make agreement on financial bailout
12:04 a.m., September 28, 2008 Updated 12:50 a.m. in print edition on A1
Congressional leaders and the Bush administration have reached a tentative deal on a bailout of imperiled financial markets that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.
Cream cheese a party staple for creative appetizers
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D2
An 8-ounce block of cream cheese is pure heaven for a cook.
Zambrano won’t pitch
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Chicago Cubs won’t start Carlos Zambrano in their regular-season finale today against the Milwaukee Brewers. Instead, it will be Angel Guzman, a Sept. 1 call-up who has appeared in only five games - all Cubs losses - and has a 7.04 ERA in 72â3 innings.
Senate sends $634 billion spending bill to Bush to sign
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as the Senate passed a sprawling spending bill Saturday.
Tourist noir: Late author’s final novel closes Italian series
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
One of the fascinating things about the hard-boiled tradition is its geographic flexibility. Writers all over the world have taken the form, altered it to suit their times and temperaments and made it at home almost everywhere.
Djokovic, Tsonga to meet
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga set up a rematch of their Australian Open final by winning semifinals Saturday at the Thailand Open. Djokovic beat Thomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-1, and the second-seeded Tsonga ousted fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils, 6-0, 6-3.
American League Roundup: Royals nudge Twins again
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C4
Ryan Shealy blooped a two-run single to give Kansas City the lead in the seventh inning, and the surging Royals handed the suddenly sputtering Twins a second straight defeat. The Twins still lead Chicago by a half-game in the AL Central. The White Sox fell to Cleveland later Saturday.
Pump patrol
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.25 at several locations.
Horoscopes
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D5
You find that many opportunities this year come in from left field. Be willing to spend more time alone, learning, thinking and reflecting. How you see events could change if you do not go with a knee-jerk reaction. If you are single, you do not need to continue that way unless you like being alone. If you are attached, the two of you could start acting like old lovers come next spring. Enjoy.
Garcia tops Tour Championship
Kim, Mickelson three strokes back entering final round
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Sergio Garcia enjoyed an amazing turnaround Saturday against Anthony Kim in the Tour Championship, and it had nothing to do with the Ryder Cup. Garcia shot 3-under 67 to go from a three-shot deficit on the front nine to a three-shot lead through 54 holes, leaving him poised to become only the third player to capture The Players Championship and the Tour Championship in the same year.
Lapdogs can stay just that in moving cars
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hollywood celebrities can continue to drive with animals nestled in their laps. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is vetoing a bill to fine motorists $35 for sharing the driver’s seat with lapdogs or other animals.
Police investigate reports of gunshots
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police received several reports of the sound of gunshots early Saturday. Sgt. Richard Nickell said at midnight, a red car was spotted in the 300 block of Elm Street and gun shots were fired. Just before 2 a.m., the same description was called into police from the 3400 block of Augusta Street. Police found several shell casings at both locations.
2 people found dead
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Police say they’re investigating the deaths of two people in a Salina apartment as a double homicide. Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield said officers discovered the bodies Friday morning after being told someone had heard gunshots during the night and that someone was injured.
Skin bears ghosts of vacations past
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D1
I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, but I’m seeing spots and, well, it’s alarming, I tell you!
Political forums start next week
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Candidates for federal, state and county positions will take questions at forums starting next week. The events are sponsored by the nonpartisan Voter Education Coalition and are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, candidates for two state Senate seats will participate in a forum at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.
Campaign jolts send voters back to home bases
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
There’s a lot of talk, most of it silly, about the dynamics at play as we head toward October in the presidential campaign. Maybe there’s virtue in cutting away a lot of the chaff by describing the state of play in a sentence: Voters are coming home, because events are nudging them there.
Ochoa tied at top
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Winless since May, top-ranked Lorena Ochoa shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday for a share of third-round lead in the Navistar LPGA Classic. Ochoa, making her first start since tying for sixth in the Safeway Classic on Aug. 24, matched Louise Friberg (65) at 13-under 203.
Kansas takes Texas to 4 sets
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
On the bright side, the Kansas University volleyball team’s match with visiting Texas could have gone much worse. For one thing, the Longhorns entered as the country’s No. 3- ranked team. For another, they feature four all-Americans and a bench full of players that would not look out of place in the starting lineup of the New York Knicks.
Group caters to preschooler moms
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B3
Sometimes, mothers with young children just want a short break from their adoring kids and a chance to visit with other moms in a relaxed atmosphere. For moms like this, there is Mothers of Preschoolers, an interdenominational Christian-based group active in several Topeka-area churches.
National League Roundup: Phillies wrap up East crown
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C4
Jimmy Rollins made a sliding stop with the bases loaded to start a game-ending double play, and Philadelphia clinched its second consecutive NL East title.
Putting T to the test
Riding across town proves time-consuming experiment
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s a popular saying, but here on the No. 5 - where workers in ballcaps and blue jeans watch 23rd Street pass by to the harmony of a humming diesel - the phrase “time is money” doesn’t ring true. When Debbie Sanchez’s car broke down a year ago, time didn’t pay to fix it. No one did, and Sanchez - the single mother of an 8- and 10-year-old - said good-bye to an Overland Park job. She said hello to the T, the city’s fixed-route bus system.
Leader vows better food safety, ethics
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Premier Wen Jiabao promised Saturday to improve Chinese food safety, seeking to tamp down public anxiety in the widening scandal over tainted milk that has sickened more than 50,000 children. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in the port of Tianjin, Wen did not announce new initiatives but he said the government would work to instill business ethics in light of the milk contamination and a string of earlier product safety disasters.
Oil flowing from offshore spigot still years away
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A6
The welcome sign is going out to oil and gas companies off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. A quarter-century ban on offshore exploration expires in this coming week, but don’t expect to see a chain of drilling platforms from the beaches anytime soon.
Festival promotes reading
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
The second River City Reading Festival brought together a variety of authors, poets and readers Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library in a celebration of reading and the sharing of ideas. The festival, which offered various activities from children’s crafts to a mystery panel and book signings, brought in a steady stream of visitors, said event organizer Julie Tollefson.
Engineering effort
Graduating more engineers could be a good investment for the state, but how do we find the money and keep the graduates in Kansas?
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s great that engineering students at three state universities are in high demand. It’s also great that the leaders of engineering schools at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University want to build on that success.
Basketball is truly the world’s game
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Dre Bly is on a mission. During the offseason, he fumed while doubters dismissed his Denver Broncos. “Nobody gave us a chance,” Bly says, his voice rising. “We’re going to shock the world.” Hate to tell you this, Dre, but the world is impossible to shock.
Roddick, Jankovic in finals
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick will take on unheralded Dudi Sela in the China Open men’s final, while Jelena Jankovic plays Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women’s title match. Roddick was pushed hard by unseeded Bjorn Phau of Germany before winning, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1, and Sela overpowered No. 7 Rainer Schuettler of Germany, 6-3, 6-3, in the other semifinal.
Discharge of anti-bear spray closes airport
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A10
The airport serving Alaska’s capital city doesn’t have to worry about bears coming around anytime soon. Juneau International Airport had to be evacuated Friday afternoon because of an accidental discharge of anti-bear spray.
Massa nets Singapore pole
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa edged title rival Lewis Hamilton of McLaren in qualifying Saturday, taking the pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix. With overtaking expected to be difficult on the tight and bumpy track for F1’s first ever night race today, Massa took a significant edge over the driver who leads him by one point in the drivers’ championship.
US destroyer watching hijacked ship
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
A U.S. destroyer off the coast of Somalia closed in Saturday on a hijacked Ukrainian ship loaded with tanks and ammunition, watching it to ensure the pirates who seized it do not try to remove any cargo or crew. As Russian and American ships pursued the hijackers of the Ukrainian-operated vessel, pirates seized another ship off Somalia’s coast, an international anti-piracy group said.
Agents sentenced in mortgage fraud
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
Two Leawood women have been sentenced to probation for helping illegal immigrants commit $7.7 million in mortgage fraud through the use of stolen Social Security numbers. The women were not given prison time, partly because only four of the 102 mortgages received by the undocumented workers have gone into default.
US envoy prepares for Korean nuclear discussion
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
A senior American diplomat plans to visit North Korea in the coming week in a bid to salvage a faltering international effort to get the communist country to give up nuclear weapons, U.S. officials said Saturday.
UCLA group discovers humongous prime number
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP. The number was verified by a different computer system running a different algorithm.
Current crisis recalls ‘Keating Five’ scandal
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
Once upon a time, a politician took campaign contributions and favors from a friendly constituent who happened to run a savings and loan association. The contributions were generous: They came to about $200,000 in today’s dollars, and on top of that there were several free vacations for the politician and his family, along with private jet trips and other perks.
Model planes test pilots’ skills
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Richard Evans can do more tricks than a full-scale stunt pilot, and he doesn’t have to take his feet off the ground. “The thing about radio control,” he said, “it’s a blessing because we survive every crash.”
Woman drinks coffee filtered by bat
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A10
It wasn’t just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in the filter. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in her house but wasn’t too worried about it.
Where should Mark on the Move go next? Let us know!
September 28, 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. This is a great chance for you the viewer to weigh in on and add to the stories that we are unable to cover through our daily news coverage.
A little knowledge
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In regards to the Joe Biden FDR comments, I was a bit startled by his lack of knowledge on the subject, but more by his spokesman’s comment: “I’m proud to say that we Democrats aren’t experts at Herbert Hoover Depression economics like John McCain and his pals.”
Palin gives McCain an extra boost in Kansas
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Prominent Democrats don’t expect Barack Obama to carry Kansas in the presidential race, but they hope he’ll do relatively well in this reliably Republican state, winning 40 percent or more of the vote.
Killer to remain in Crawford County jail
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
A Crawford County judge has ordered that convicted murderer Gary Kleypas remain in the county jail pending his likely death sentence in December. That’s not sitting well with some who worry that Kleypas, who has been convicted numerous times and previously sentenced to death, should be in a maximum security state prison and Crawford County taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for his stay.
Car bomb kills 17 in tightly controlled Syria
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
A brazen car bombing near Syrian security offices killed 17 people Saturday, the deadliest attack in decades that raised questions about the regime’s usually strong grip as the country tries to boost its international profile.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
Work was being completed on the tunnel from the Kansas Union under Mississippi Street to Kansas University parking areas to the west.
Hunting-dog owners try to keep opponents at bay
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A7
In a state considered the American birthplace of hunting with hounds, George Washington’s favorite sport has become a target for some Virginia landowners who say baying dogs and their owners are trampling property rights.
Best-sellers
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s fiction and non-fiction literature.
Bigger picture
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Roger Powell (Public Forum, Sept. 25) is against the T because he thinks he’s “done the math.” Unfortunately, he hasn’t. He’s simply done basic arithmetic - and done it poorly and out of context.
Runners deal with heat
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C5
If the challenging course and top competition wasn’t enough of a battle, local cross country teams had to endure the heat at the Rim Rock Classic Saturday. The temperatures for the junior varsity races in the morning weren’t scalding. But by the time the varsity races began around 11 a.m., the mercury was rising.
Baker football defeats Benedictine, 35-24
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C5
Baker University quarterback Mack Brown threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 35-24 victory over Benedictine College on Saturday. Brown also had a 13-yard rushing touchdown.
KU announces Double Reed Festival
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D8
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Midwest Double Reed Society during the seventh-annual Kansas Double Reed Festival with two special concerts Oct. 4-5. The events will take place in Swarthout Recital Hall in KU’s Murphy Hall.
Wet Street
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Wet Street by John Clifford.
HINU schedules cheer camp for children
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B8
Haskell Indian Nations University Co-Ed Cheerleading Squad will be host to a cheer camp for young boys and girls in October. The camp for children ages 3 to 12 will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Coffin Sports Complex. Participants will learn a series of cheers, chants and stunts. They will perform alongside the Varsity Co-Ed Cheer Squad during the first half of Haskell’s homecoming game on Oct. 18.
Garden City farm show in the works
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B8
Area farmers and ranchers will have an opportunity to learn new and innovative ideas about the agriculture industry at the Garden City Farm and Ranch show in January. Garden City will host the new indoor farm show Jan. 13-15, thanks to KIUL 1240 AM radio and the Mid America Ag Network in Wichita.
Free State volleyball goes 3-3 at tourney
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C5
Free State High’s volleyball team went 3-3 at Saturday’s Seaman Invitational. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission North 25-14, 25-8, lost to Topeka Hayden 12-25, 18-25, defeated Holton 25-18, 25-16, defeated Silver Lake 25-15, 26-28, 25-15, then lost in the semifinals to Seaman 26-24, 13-25, 22-25 and lost in the third place game to St. Mary’s 11-25, 25-19, 20-25.
T is good business
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Almost everyone thinks it would be a good thing if Lawrence could attract some substantial new businesses. Any business executive thinking about finding a site for a business that will employ a substantial number of persons will want to put it in a place with an effective system of public transportation, especially if the city is as big and spread out as Lawrence.
On the record
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
¢ A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported a 2008 Mini Cooper was vandalized between Friday night and 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. The damage estimate is $1,100.¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported a 1995 Oldsmobile valued at $5,500 was stolen Friday in the 1700 block of W. 24th St.
Review: ‘Ms. Hempel’ reveals insights about everyday life
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
Such a beautiful book is “Ms. Hempel Chronicles: Stories” (Harcourt, $23), the kind that gives its reader profound insights into ordinary, everyday life. The more such insights we have, the better able we are to really live, and not just go through the motions.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 28, 1908: “Officials at the university department of entomology say that insect damage has found only 11 dead trees due to insect infestations and that the elms of the city are generally safe and not dying out at anything beyond the normal rate.
Ex-governor to GOP: Fight governor recall
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Former Gov. Pete Wilson urged his fellow Republicans on Saturday not to make light of a recall drive against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He told delegates at the California Republican Party’s fall convention that they should take the threat from the state prison guards union seriously, even if it isn’t likely to succeed.
Memorial to slain gay student dedicated in Wyoming
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A4
The nation - and the city of Laramie - has become more accepting of gays and lesbians in the 10 years since a gay University of Wyoming student was beaten, lashed to a lonely fence and left to die, his mother said Saturday.
2 quick polls give Obama edge in debate
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A8
A pair of one-night polls gave Barack Obama a clear edge over John McCain in their first presidential debate. Fifty-one percent said Obama, the Democrat, did a better job in Friday’s faceoff, while 38 percent preferred the Republican McCain, according to a CNN-Opinion Research Corp. survey of adults.
VPs typically play second banana in a country of firsts
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A5
Beside a mighty river, tucked away in the shadow of a towering ribbon of asphalt that leads drivers into the Lincoln Tunnel and Manhattan beyond, sits a plot of land notable because of a two-century-old event that, for most Americans, is largely forgotten.
Chavez lands in Cuba, meets with Castros
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise visit to Cuba late Saturday and wasted little time heading into a closed-door meeting with President Raul Castro and his ailing brother Fidel. A report on the Web site of the Communist Youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde said Chavez arrived around 8:30 p.m. and was greeted at the airport by the 77-year-old Raul Castro.
Edwards cites Denver as template for success
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C8
While everybody raves about how lucky Denver’s been, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards finds something even more admirable about the unbeaten Broncos. They’ve been smart, Edwards says. Most of all, they’ve been steadfast. They put up with the inevitable growing pains of young players, particularly quarterback Jay Cutler, and are now reaping the rewards.
Maine coast prepares for rare hit from tropical weather
State put on first hurricane watch in 17 years
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Forecasters issued a rare tropical storm warning and hurricane watch Saturday for parts of coastal Maine as Hurricane Kyle roared toward the region, threatening conditions similar to a New England nor’easter. Authorities expect the state to see the worst late today or early Monday, with wind gusts as high as 60 mph and waves of 15 to 20 feet, said Robert McAleer, Maine Emergency Management Agency director.
Candidates of both parties downplay affiliations
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins aren’t going out of their way to tell voters which political party they belong to. Boyda is the Democrat, and Jenkins, the Republican, in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Street scene: KU opens gallery in popular Crossroads District
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D1
Thousands of potential art patrons began flooding into the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Mo. And sculptor Matthew Weaver was primed for his debut at the area’s First Fridays event. The Kansas University graduate student from St. George, Utah, had created a geometric piece consisting of wood, glass and wire. When the doors opened for the first time at the new Red Door Art Gallery in September, he recognized his work would likely enjoy its biggest audience yet.
Police force to save fuel with bicycles
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Eastborough police soon will use bicycles to help patrol the town’s popular park and save on fuel costs. “It’s one of those win-win kinds of things,” said Thom Rosenberg, Eastborough’s mayor. “It’s good for the community. It makes (officers) more personable. : They’ll be able to patrol the park more easily, and save us some money.”
Officer killed in wreck, second commits suicide
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas City, Kan., police say an officer killed himself after being involved in a traffic accident that killed a fellow officer. Police Chief Sam Breshears said Officers Mark A. Jaramillo and Kyle L. Kovac were both involved in a wreck early Saturday morning at Interstates 435 and 70. They were off duty at the time.
Debate may encourage McCain backers
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
There were no knockout blows in the first presidential debate of the fall, but John McCain out-pointed Barack Obama often enough to encourage his followers that he can somehow overcome the odds and deny the Democrats the victory that has seemed to be in store for them.
Time to visit the vet?
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D7
“Posh Pups” by Ilene Hochberg (Sterling Publishers, $13) is billed as a chronicle of “dogs who live better than you do” (memory foam dog beds, canine camo jackets, you get the idea), but it also contains a surprising amount of practical advice.
Animal cruelty reports increasing
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D8
His whine is piteous and filled with all the suffering an animal can bear. His howl, filled with desperation, speaks of hunger and thirst, of exposure to the elements, and his brown eyes beg for assistance …
Meals on Wheels appeals for drivers
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers. The organization is facing an extensive waiting list. Meals on Wheels provides meals to senior citizens who are not mobile or on a fixed income. Drivers’ routes, between 30 minutes and one hour, begin and end at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Offensive chant
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: “Rock Chalk, Jay-Hawk, KU!” Now that’s a chant I can be proud of. Unfortunately there is another chant coming from the Kansas University student section during football games that is not only an embarrassment to our fans but completely inappropriate for young children to hear.
Indians’ Lee to miss start
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
leveland ace Cliff Lee was scratched from his scheduled start in today’s regular-season finale against the Chicago White Sox because of a stiff neck. It could prove to be a big break for the White Sox, who are battling Minnesota for the AL Central title.
Paul Newman, Hollywood’s cool anti-hero, dies
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A10
Paul Newman never much cared for what he once called the “rubbish” of Hollywood, choosing to live in a quiet community on the opposite corner of the U.S. map, staying with his wife of many years and - long after he became bored with acting - pursuing his dual passions of philanthropy and race cars.
Firebirds place first as team
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C3
You never saw this in Beijing. Saturday, at the Free State Invitational gymnastics meet, a handstand contest broke out. Class by class, all of the girls in the gym faced off in a last-man-standing handstand competition. Free State’s Kelcy Bowers won the battle of the sophomores, but got nothing more than a pat on the back for winning.
Greenpeace advocate: Make jobs by going green
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
Suzanne Graham offers a solution to the economic crisis shaking America - green jobs. “If our government invests in renewable energy and creating a green economy, we can create about two million jobs for our country,” said Graham, a Greenpeace global warming organizer. “That means 19,000 jobs for Kansas alone. It’s about time. Kansas needs some jobs.”
Chinese cheer on spacewalk
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A3
Chinese celebrated their nation’s first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in offworld exploration.
Biffle wins twice, loses underdog title
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C3
Two weeks ago, people began tossing around these phrases to describe Greg Biffle’s chances in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. None of them were too flattering. Dark horse. Underdog. Long shot.
Bowyer finishes second to increase lead over Edwards
Hamlin takes checkered flag ahead of Kansas native in Kansas Lottery 300; Missouri native takes fourth
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
Clint Bowyer playfully joked about all the differences that exist between he and racing competitor Carl Edwards. Bowyer, from Emporia, is a Kansas Jayhawks fan. Edwards, a native of Columbia, Mo., roots for the Missouri Tigers.
Fanciful decorated inkwells remain highly collectible today
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D2
Writing a letter? You’re probably using a ballpoint pen or a computer. But our ancestors used other writing instruments. If you wanted to write a letter in the 17th century, you were probably wealthy and had a scribe do the writing for you.
Ecuadorans to vote on new constitution
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A2
Voters are expected to easily approve this chronically unstable nation’s 20th constitution today, expanding President Rafael Correa’s powers and letting the pugnacious leftist run for two more consecutive terms.
Debate lacking fireworks caps off dramatic week
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A8
The nation’s first presidential debate of this campaign was to have been a victory lap of sorts for Republican John McCain, coming after his bold and risky decision to step off the trail to grapple with the nation’s economic crisis in Washington.
Preliminary hearing in shooting is Monday
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B1
A 35-year-old Baldwin City man accused of shooting his neighbor in the head is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing Monday in Douglas County District Court.Brian L. Pitts faces a felony aggravated battery charge related to the Aug. 2 shooting.
Potter’ star nervous in Broadway opening
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D5
By now, Daniel Radcliffe has his role in “Equus” down cold. But he still had a case of the jitters before taking the stage for the play’s Broadway opening. “It was funny because tonight I didn’t expect to be nervous because we’ve done all the previews, we’ve had all the critics here,” Radcliffe said after Thursday’s performance. “I thought, ‘Oh, we’ll do it tonight, it won’t be so bad.’ But I was terrified before we went out. I was like, ‘Omigod, this is it.”’
Brown ‘on cloud nine’
Former KU coach enjoys time back in Lawrence
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C1
Larry Brown, who has had a pair of hip replacement surgeries, has been told by doctors he dare not jog anymore. “I’m over the hill now,” the 68-year-old Brown said at Saturday’s “An Evening With Larry Brown and Friends” fundraiser to benefit Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
Bush dejàvu
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: We have had G.W. Bush as JFK (tax cuts), LBJ (education and Medicare), and Woodrow Wilson and Bill Clinton (war policy). I was thinking we might get through the term without FDR, but I guess when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll.
Fleisher takes SAS lead
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Bruce Fleisher moved into position for his first Champions Tour victory in four years, shooting a 6-under 66 on Saturday take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the SAS Championship.The 59-year-old Fleisher had a 10-under 134 total on the Prestonwood Country Club course. He won the 2004 Royal Caribbean Classic and Bruno’s Memorial Classic for the last of his 18 Champions Tour victories.
Big 12 Roundup: McCoy, ‘Horns rout Razorbacks
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C7
Forget the famous rivalry. Colt McCoy and No. 7 Texas clobbered Arkansas like any other early season warmup. And when the most lopsided game between the border foes in decades was over, all Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino could do Saturday was collapse into a chair and sigh. Hard. “That’s a beating,” Petrino said after the 52-10 Texas win.
Top 25 Roundup: Ole Miss shocks UF in Swamp
Michigan takes out No. 9 Wisconsin, 27-25
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C7
Jevan Snead threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Rebels to a stunning 31-30 victory at No. 4 Florida on Saturday. Snead, the former Florida recruit who backed out of his commitment when he learned the Gators were going after Tim Tebow, outplayed last year’s Heisman Trophy winner.
KU volunteer fair set
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B5
University Career Center and Center for Community Outreach at Kansas University will put on a Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the fourth floor lobby of the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.Participating organizations include Audio Reader, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club and Center for Community Outreach.
Cards to bat pitcher eighth
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tony La Russa intends to bat his pitcher eighth again next season, an unorthodox strategy that the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager enthusiastically believes in.La Russa’s rationale: It gives him a second leadoff hitter in the ninth spot, and makes Albert Pujols, who bats third, a de facto cleanup hitter every time he hits after the first inning.
Martinez leads KU tennis team
September 28, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kansas University sophomore Maria Martinez remained undefeated in match play to lead the Jayhawks on Saturday in day two of the Jayhawk Invite at First Serve Tennis Center.Martinez won both doubles matches with her partner, freshman Erin Wilbert, defeating Kansas State’s Petra Chuda and Andrea Straznicka, 8-6, and Air Force’s Shelly Johnson and Megumi Voight, 8-0.
A 2007 ridership survey of the T
September 28, 2008 in print edition on A1
A 2007 ridership survey gives a glimpse at who rides the city’s fixed-route bus system, the T.¢ 48 percent are people 18 to 34 years old.¢ 55 percent are white, 16 percent are black.¢ 53 percent are male.