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Polls
Should the minimum age for getting a tattoo in Kansas be raised from 18 to 21?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
62%
Yes
 
35%
Not sure
 
2%
Total 1041
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12:00 a.m.
Prairie Moon Waldorf School students Sebiyam Werdin-Kennicott, bottom left, Justice Renoux, top left, and Finn Veerkamp, top right, help garden manager Gillian Luellen, bottom right, at the school’s Okanis Garden. The garden teaches students about growing food and provides produce for the Community Mercantile. Sprouting interest: School’s garden teaches about food economy
September 30, 2009 in print edition on 1C
School is about teaching the basics. And what’s more basic than learning about one of the few necessities of life: food?
6:00 a.m.
Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, foreground left, and Sandy Praeger, Kansas insurance commissioner, visit before Praeger addressed an audience on health care reform during an event sponsored by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and LMH in September 2009 at the hospital. Praeger discusses health care reform at breakfast meeting
1:46 p.m., September 30, 2009 Updated 5:23 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger remains hopeful that some of the nation’s health problems will be fixed at the federal level.
10:00 a.m.
Felix Zacharias, president of the Kansas University Collegiate Veterans Association, says his organization is working to obtain the monthly stipend from the new GI Bill for its college veterans. “At some point, a guy’s got to eat,” he said. College veterans await checks still pending from new GI Bill
October 1, 2009 in print edition on 1A
As veterans expecting checks from the new Post 9/11 GI Bill continued to find empty mailboxes this month, it put Kansas University students like Daniel Craig in a bad spot.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Jonathan Gabler, left, and other members of the school’s Drum Line were part of the homecoming pep rally Wednesday at the school, 1901 La. LHS and Free State High School will play homecoming football games Friday at newly constructed athletic fields on their campuses. Lawrence’s high schools celebrating homecoming — at home
September 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Home will be the key word for Lawrence’s two high schools Friday as they each celebrating homecoming.
6:00 p.m.
(L to R) Emily Boullear, Tiffanie Reed, Lauren Pearce, and Victoria Partridge will be zombie models at "Fashion Monsters 3: Adorn of the Dead." Beauty and Brains: Zombie models shuffle down the runway at Fashion Monster
October 1, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Some fashion models have drawn comparisons to walking cadavers, and they’ve been accused of promoting eating disorders. 

The models at the upcoming Fashion Monster show will actually take those charges as compliments…

All stories

Two LHS students disciplined after hoax
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
Two Lawrence High School students are in trouble for sending prank text messages to a parent’s cell phone Thursday, school officials said.
Rural Jefferson County man charged with attempted second-degree murder
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Jefferson County man faces an attempted second-degree murder charge related to a Sunday evening domestic dispute, and his wife remains in the hospital in stable condition, Sheriff Jeff Herrig said Thursday.
KU police issue crime alert after man orders woman into car
October 1, 2009
Kansas University police issued a crime bulletin Thursday, after a man tried to lure a woman into his car near Memorial Stadium.
Newt Gingrich to speak at Dole Institute
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will visit Kansas University’s Dole Institute in one of a series of events this fall.
Democrats to gather in Wichita
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Democratic Party will hold its annual Demofest Friday and Saturday in Wichita.
Lawrence awarded $648,000 homelessness-prevention grant
10:11 a.m., October 1, 2009 Updated 03:14 p.m. in print edition on A1
About 150 Douglas County families who are living on the financial edge are expected to receive a boost from a new federal grant awarded to Lawrence housing leaders on Thursday.
More Kansans would receive health coverage under proposals, official says
70,000 Kansans would be added under federal plan
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
Approximately 70,000 more Kansans could receive taxpayer-funded health coverage under reform proposals being worked on in Congress, according to a leading state health official.
Power restored to Lawrence residents
05:39 a.m., October 1, 2009 Updated 06:45 a.m.
Westar Energy is reporting Douglas County customers are currently without power.
Lawrence man arrested after knife incident at Brothers
October 1, 2009
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Thursday morning after an incident involving a knife.
Poor memory
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Garrison Keillor (Journal-World, Sept. 25) is the latest in a line of commentators to assert that political incivility has sprung in its nasty entirety from the “cranky Right.”
Strong Indonesia quake kills hundreds, traps more
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A8
A powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings — including hospitals, a hotel and a classroom, officials said.
China’s 60th anniversary stirs pride, unease
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
China celebrated its rise to a world power over 60 years of Communist rule Thursday, staging its biggest-ever parade of military hardware with more than a hundred thousand marching masses in a display that stirred patriotism — and some unease.
Supreme Court taking new look at city handgun bans
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider a challenge to Chicago’s ban on handguns, opening the way for a ruling that could set off a vigorous new fight over state and local gun controls across the nation.
Olympics a worthy mission for Obama
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
He may have bigger challenges now and in years to come, but nothing will endear Barack Obama to some of us more than his decision to take a quick trans-Atlantic round trip to lobby the International Olympic Committee on behalf of Chicago’s bid to be the host city of the 2016 summer games.
Ex-mayor’s trial continues with developer’s testimony
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B9
Testimony by defense witnesses is expected to continue today in the trial of a former Junction City mayor who is charged with taking bribes from a Lawrence developer.
Our Town Sports
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B6
A weekly roundup of local sporting events and happenings.
Cross country coach has strong pedigree
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
No, Jay Bilas hasn’t shrunk. No, you haven’t seen him around town. And, no, new Kansas University distance coach Michael Whittlesey wasn’t driven out of North Carolina for looking too much like a Duke icon.
‘Private Practice’ keeps soaps alive
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B8
“Private Practice” (9 p.m., ABC) returns for its third season with some stomach-churning gore, flashbacks, funeral scenes and the search for a stolen newborn.
People in the news
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for October 1, 2009.
Horoscope for October 1, 2009
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, you are open to changes and more positive conversations. You always put your best foot forward, especially in your daily life. If you are single, many people find you appealing. You have more choices than you are aware of. However, use care in the person you choose; he or she might not be emotionally available, although this person might give the impression otherwise. If you are attached, time spent together on favorite projects or away alone together rebuilds the bond between you. Pisces works well with you.
Government still keeping secrets, despite edicts
October 1, 2009 in print edition on C10
Too many agencies are still holding their secrets close nine months after President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to open the flow of information to the public, advocates of access said Wednesday.
Drug deaths overtake traffic fatalities in 16 states
October 1, 2009 in print edition on C10
In 16 states and counting, drugs now kill more people than auto accidents do, the government said Wednesday.
Typhoon devastates southeast Asia
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A8
A new typhoon gathered strength today off the Philippines while nearly 700,000 people still sought help in badly stretched relief centers from massive flooding caused by Ketsana, one of the region’s most destructive storms in years.
Aid flows to tsunami-hit Samoas
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A8
Police searched a ghastly landscape of mud-strewn streets, pulverized homes and bodies scattered in a swamp Wednesday as dazed survivors emerged from the muck and mire of an earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 120 in the South Pacific.
Honduran power brokers pushing for end to crisis
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
Business and political leaders who backed the coup overthrowing President Manuel Zelaya now are considering the unthinkable: returning him to office with limited powers.
Treating mild diabetes during pregnancy beneficial
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
Treating even mild diabetes that develops during pregnancy helps keep moms and babies from gaining too much weight and makes for easier deliveries, new research shows.
Farmer awarded for killing 83,000 rats
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Bangladesh on Wednesday awarded a farmer who killed more than 83,000 rats and launched a monthlong campaign nationwide to kill millions more, to protect crops and reduce the need for food imports.
Authorities seize ivory stash
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities in Ethiopia and Kenya have seized more than 2,600 pounds of bloodstained ivory from about 100 illegally killed elephants at airports, the head of Kenya’s Wildlife Service said Wednesday.
Hamas, Israel strike surprising deal
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a surprise deal announced Wednesday, Hamas will give Israel a videotape providing a first glimpse of a captured Israeli soldier to prove he is alive in return for the release of 20 Palestinian women held in Israeli prisons.
Iran sending mixed messages before talks
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Ahead of tense international talks today, Iran has boldly reasserted its right to build nuclear installations, while fissures have appeared in the coalition of nations seeking to steer the country’s leadership away from its nuclear ambitions.
Distracted driving an ‘epidemic’
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A6
Driving while distracted is a growing peril in a nation reluctant to put down its cell phones and handheld devices even behind the wheel, the Obama administration declared on Wednesday.
Islam infiltrating, deceiving U.S.
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
If you are an enemy of America seeking her destruction, you would add to your pursuit of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons the undermining of this nation from within.
Walgreens to bring wine, beer back
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B9
Walgreen Co. plans to add beer and wine to its stores, marking a return to a business it exited more than a decade ago.
MBA program tackles corruption
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B9
A handful of top Russian business figures have created an MBA program that tackles the issues they faced themselves: bribery, relentless bureaucracy, imperfect laws.
Credit users face higher interest payments
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B9
Ann has $10,000 in credit card debt.
Royals put end to Yanks’ streak
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B6
Joba Chamberlain lasted just 32⁄3 innings and was booed by fans at Yankee Stadium during the Kansas City Royals’ 4-3 victory Wednesday night, which stopped New York’s seven-game winning streak.
Money for school bus comes from Iraq
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
Even from his contracting job in Iraq, Lee Hamlet couldn’t bear the problems his daughter and other Quail Run School students faced trying to get to school this year.
Next generation joins Penny’s Concrete Inc.
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B9
Jonathan Penny is joining the staff at Penny’s Concrete Inc., the company founded 82 years ago by his great-grandparents.
Unfair reviews
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I am writing to you about something that I think should be taken into very careful consideration: kids’ movie reviews!
Payback
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
Even in a tight economy, locally owned and operated businesses lead the way in supporting community efforts.
Kansas’ September revenues trail forecast
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas’ tax collections were $67 million less than anticipated in September, leading to talk Wednesday of additional budget cuts.
Pump patrol
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump Patrol for October 1, 2009.
Yankee Stadium bowl game to officially kick off in 2010
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B5
The teams are set, one from the Big East, one from the Big 12. The site: the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium.
Concussions too often taken lightly
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
Real men don’t shrug off concussions. So if Tim Tebow still wants to be a role model when his head clears, he could start by role modeling for a few of his teammates.
Chiefs seem destined for doom
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas City’s 2-for-28 losing binge is likely to become 2-for-29 Sunday when the New York Giants tack another painful week onto the sorriest chapter in the history of the Chiefs.
LHS tennis adjusts, places 2nd
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Never before has Lawrence High senior Jordan Payne appreciated the fluorescent green color of a tennis ball.
Stuffin’ the Buffs
KU’s 3-1 win extra special for Colorado native Garlington
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Denver native Karina Garlington never seriously considered playing volleyball at the University of Colorado.
College veterans await checks still pending from new GI Bill
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
As veterans expecting checks from the new Post 9/11 GI Bill continued to find empty mailboxes this month, it put Kansas University students like Daniel Craig in a bad spot.
Medical center survey ranks KU Hospital 2nd in nation
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Hospital has a spot among the top academic hospitals in the nation in quality and safety, according to the University HealthSystem Consortium.
Beauty and Brains: Zombie models shuffle down the runway at Fashion Monster
Zombie models shuffle down the runway at Fashion Monster
October 1, 2009 in print edition on C1
Some fashion models have drawn comparisons to walking cadavers, and they’ve been accused of promoting eating disorders. 

The models at the upcoming Fashion Monster show will actually take those charges as compliments…
Circus billionaire heads to space station
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Canadian circus tycoon Guy Laliberte turned space into his big top Wednesday, boarding a Russian rocket and lifting off on a mission that mixes a serious message on water shortages with some clowning around in the cosmos.
Drug investigation continues
October 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police swarmed a south Lawrence apartment Tuesday afternoon as part of a drug investigation, a police spokesman said.
Giddens reacts to fight
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B5
News of last week’s disputes between football players and basketball players at Kansas University struck a chord with second-year Boston Celtics guard J.R. Giddens, who was stabbed in the calf after getting mixed up in an early-morning fight outside a Lawrence bar his sophomore year at KU.
League tennis moved
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Sunflower League girls tennis tournament has been postponed a day until Friday because of the threat of inclement weather.
Wedge out at Cleveland
October 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
Eric Wedge lost his job and kept his uniform. Wedge was fired Wednesday as manager of the Cleveland Indians, who are in the final days of a terrible season that began with enormous expectations. Despite being told he would not be back next season, Wedge will manage the remainder of his seventh year with Cleveland.