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How Keegan voted
October 4, 2009
The following is Tom Keegan’s Oct. 4 ballot for the Associated Press college football poll.
KU football moves up in both polls
Jayhawks ranked 15th in coaches poll, 16th in AP
07:45 p.m., October 4, 2009 Updated 07:59 p.m. in print edition on B1
Even after a bye week, the Kansas football team moved up two spots in the Associated Press poll and one spot in the USA Today coaches poll this week.
KU rowers start strong
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C6
The Kansas University rowing team won the Collegiate Eight Petite 500 meter sprint, finishing in a time of 1:36.29 on Saturday at the Boot of Oklahoma event.
LHS boys runners win; girls finish third
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C5
Led by Roy Wedge, the Lawrence High boys cross country team won the Topeka Seaman Invitational on Saturday.
Afghan war options: Defeating al-Qaida crucial yardstick
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama is considering a range of ideas for changing course in Afghanistan, from pulling back to staying put to sending thousands more troops to fight the insurgency.
Parkinson urges Democrats to run for governor
He touts party chairman for position
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B1
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Saturday said Democrats will announce a candidate for governor in the next few weeks, and he hopes it’s Larry Gates, the chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party.
Trust fund shortfalls hinder progress
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A1
At the southeast corner of the city, the 467-acre former Farmland Industries site has been called lots of things. An environmental mess. A reminder of lost Lawrence jobs. Lawrence’s best hope for a new industrial and business park. But eight years after the former fertilizer plant was shut down and seven years after its parent company filed for bankruptcy, the site along Kansas Highway 10 is still vacant and still widely considered to be an eyesore at the entrance to the city.
Stores plan for old-fashioned holidays
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E10
Stores are turning back the clock, conjuring images of hearth and home as they stock their holiday merchandise.
Recession’s end marks start of budget woes
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E10
The recession is probably over, which means states’ financial troubles have only begun.
All for nut: Black walnut trees yield value for some owners, trouble for others
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D8
Cackling squirrels and the pings of black walnuts hitting the metal roof of my garden shed tell me that fall is really here and bring memories of my father picking the nutmeats from the tough black walnut shells. This time of year also brings calls of black walnut tree owners wondering if their walnuts have any value. The answer: Maybe.
Cuban civil defense teams keep swine flu at bay without vaccine
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E10
Cuba is ready to use just about everything at its disposal, from its well-oiled civil defense system to the soldiers of a totalitarian government, to keep swine flu cases to a minimum.
Raking through Potter Lake
Students delve into cleaning project
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B1
With one pitchfork toss at a time, Kansas University students were working to restore one of the school’s most idyllic landmarks Saturday morning.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘A Great Weeping in a Great Hall’
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D3
He awoke to a sobbing down the hall
Lawrence native giving book-signing for ‘Silver Shoes’
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D1
A Lawrence native now living in Los Angeles is returning to his home town this week to read and sign copies of his new book based on “The Wizard of Oz.”
Owens, Sutton to be inducted today
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C6
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens is one of 14 individuals to be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame today in Wichita.
Baker football rolls Culver-Stockton, 45-0
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C5
Baker quarterback Mack Brown threw for one touchdown and running back Richie Bryant ran for four as the Wildcats defeated Culver-Stockton, 45-0, on Saturday at home.
Westminster QB torches Haskell
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C1
Daniel Eidson is not considered an NFL prospect. He sure looked like one Saturday, though.
Lawrence High soccer trips Topeka High, 4-1
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C5
Tor Fornelli, Henry Chapman, Kodi Masarik and Zach Wustefeld scored goals for Lawrence High on Saturday in a 4-1 soccer victory against Topeka High.
Bonds, KU women take second; men finish 6th
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C5
Senior Lauren Bonds’ set a career-best time and finished in second place to lead the Kansas University women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.
KU volleyball swept by Texas A&M
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C5
Despite a match-high 18 kills from sophomore Allison Mayfield, the Kansas University volleyball team fell in three sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-23) Saturday afternoon at Texas A&M.
Expert to explain health care reform
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University leader will address myths about health care reform during a public presentation.
Kansas families live separately with new jobs
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B2
Bob Handshy talks with his wife, Rebekah, every day about the weather, the kids’ school projects, the new bathroom floor.
Olathe jury deadlocked on assault trial
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B3
Another jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the case against a suburban Kansas City woman accused of assaulting a police officer before she was shot and wounded.
Ex-executive wins lottery prize at embezzlement case
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B3
A former radio executive who admitted that he embezzled to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets found out during his preliminary hearing that he had won a $96,000 lottery prize.
Greinke gets no-decision
October 4, 2009
Nick Punto’s voice was hoarse and he strained to describe how the Minnesota Twins have rallied from seven games down in less than a month to push the AL Central race to the final day.
New space gives LMH departments room to grow
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Memorial Hospital intends to move its cardiology practice to the second floor of the new medical building at the northwest corner of Fourth and Maine streets.
LHS not satisfied with just getting there
Lions advance to championship bracket, but disappointed to fall short of winning
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High volleyball team advanced to the championship bracket of the school’s Joan Wells Invitational for the first time in years on Saturday.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B4
Among major road projects scheduled in the area this coming week:
Warhol exhibit to open at Union Station
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B4
The psychedelic image of Marilyn Monroe’s face dominating the front of Union Station is a bold announcement that something different is afoot.
Politicians beware: Oil photo exhibit opens
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A4
Politicians, cover your eyes. The first exhibit of 56 large-scale color landscapes from Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky chronicling the impact of oil made its debut Saturday at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art — less than a block from the White House.
Kansas City loses 3 biggest conventions
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B8
Kansas City’s three biggest conventions have announced plans to relocate.
Author draws inspiration from travels
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B8
At one time, Kent Weatherby was torn between becoming a man of letters or a man of law.
Afghan policeman fires on U.S. troops, killing 2
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
An Afghan policeman on patrol with U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Americans, killing two of them before fleeing, officials said Saturday, raising questions about discipline in the ranks of the Afghan forces and possible infiltration by insurgents.
Latest typhoon kills 16
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
Landslides buried two families in the Philippines as they sheltered in their homes from Asia’s latest deadly typhoon, which killed at least 16 people and left more than a dozen flooded villages cut off Sunday.
Baby kidnap victim loses kids to state
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
A mother whose newborn was kidnapped by a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent was briefly reunited with her baby Saturday, then saw him and her three other children taken from her and put into state custody.
Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teen’s funeral
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
The funeral of a Chicago teen who was beaten to death on his way home from school drew civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Saturday, both calling for an end to youth violence.
Prehistoric site found near Stonehenge
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
Archaeologists have discovered a smaller prehistoric site near Britain’s famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge.
Obamas celebrate wedding anniversary
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
There was no trip to New York and no fancy outing as the Obamas celebrated their first wedding anniversary since they moved to the White House.
Big 12 football roundup
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C8
After Jacory Harris threw his second interception of the opening minutes, Miami’s sophomore quarterback went to the sideline with a most unusual reaction.
Top 25 football roundup
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C3
Taylor Mays and a dominating Southern California defense overshadowed any offensive deficiencies for the Trojans and overwhelmed Jahvid Best and the California offense.
Iran’s leader: Obama wrong to say nuclear site hidden
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iran’s president hit back Saturday at President Barack Obama’s accusation that his country had sought to hide its construction of a new nuclear site, arguing that Tehran reported the facility to the U.N. even earlier than required.
Barbecue contest welcomes 500 teams to Kansas City
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B5
Mark Sanders heard about a new barbecue competition while watching television three decades ago.
Mark’s on the Move: Cricket players share love of game
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B5
The bowler bowls the ball to the batter, while the batter tries to protect the wickets. The wicket keeper stands by to catch the ball if it passes the batter and also to help throw out runners. Confused yet? You’re not alone.
Confident to the finish
Logano bounces back from crash last week to win at Kansas Speedway
October 4, 2009 in print edition on C1
That horrific barrel roll at Dover, the one that looked more like a scene from “Talladega Nights” than a real NASCAR wreck?
Space tourism yet to take off
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A7
When a private spaceship soared over California to claim a $10 million prize, daredevil venture capitalist Alan Walton was 68 and thought he’d soon be on a rocket ride of his own.
Village fatalities to lift earthquake death toll
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A8
The death toll from Indonesia’s massive earthquake will likely double as officials on Saturday reached rural communities wiped out by landslides that buried more than 600 people under mountains of mud, most of them guests at a wedding celebration.
Rescuers dig for missing in deadly mudslide
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A8
Rescue workers dug for a second day Saturday through piles of mud and debris as they searched for about 30 missing people from a mudslide that has killed at least 21 in Sicily.
Witnesses saw missing U.S. diplomat
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A8
Investigators searching for a missing U.S. diplomat in Curacao said Saturday that several people have reported seeing him around the time he vanished.
Kaw water may fuel expansion of nuclear facility
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B1
Water from the Kansas River could be used for a potential expansion of the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant, officials say.
Obama eyes ways to help laid-off workers
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A6
The Obama administration is considering steps to ease the burdens of laid-off workers, including possible extensions of unemployment and health benefits, officials said Saturday.
Jung’s Red Book to be displayed for 1st time
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A6
The Red Book, an intricate 16-year record of Carl Jung’s journey into his unconscious that has never been seen publicly, is going on display in an exhibit at a New York museum that coincides with publication of the volume, rendered in the Swiss psychoanalyst’s elaborate calligraphy and richly hued paintings.
Bidders don’t take much bite out of T-rex
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A6
A fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex is still looking for a home after bidders failed to meet the minimum price Saturday at a Las Vegas auction.
LMH gets new cardiology practice
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A1
Soon, Lawrence Memorial Hospital will have its own cardiology practice — and be able to handle heart attack patients every day of the year.
Octoginta activities draw cyclists
Taking in the landscape on Tour de County
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A1
Blair Sutton came to Saturday’s annual bike swap looking for fellow cyclists just as much as cycle parts.
Mortgages
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 71 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Bankruptcies
October 4, 2009 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.
New term, justice for highest court
Sotomayor not expected to alter outcomes in high-profile cases
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E10
Justice David Souter never danced the salsa in public. Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t sing in karaoke bars. And Chief Justice John Roberts hasn’t thrown out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium.
Local job growth, loss reflects choices
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B6
“New federal numbers that measure the overall size of a city’s economy found that Lawrence in 2008 ranked last among 34 cities in the Plains region in terms of per capita gross domestic product.” — Journal-World, Sept. 25
Google fears
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In Cal Thomas’ column “Islam infiltrating, deceiving U.S.” (Journal-World, Oct. 1) Thomas suggests that Islam is “putting on a peaceful face while subtly plotting ways to bring America down.”
Lagging salaries
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I have worked in USD 497 since 1988, served on the Lawrence Education Association’s negotiations committee for six years, and co-facilitated negotiations between the board of education/administration and the teachers’ organization for three years.
A modest proposal for health care reform
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B7
Whereas the country is tumbling in a catastrophic crisis, whereas people are dying like flies in the streets and the economy has crashed and the sky is about to fall down utterly in our laps, whereas universal health care is a right and a hallmark of civilization, whereas we need to “get something done” before the next congressional recess and nap time and whereas haste is of the essence and the time for thoughtful deliberation is past, herewith follows abridged circumlocutions and subterfuges from S.CON.RES.000, Sponsor Sen. Bogus, provisionally entitled Some-Kind-of-Health-Care Bill.
Health care votes will test Obama
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B7
Barack Obama has reached the moment of truth for answering the persistent question about his core beliefs and political priorities.
People in the news
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D5
A man accused of taping surreptitious nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews while she was alone in hotel rooms appeared in federal court Saturday and was ordered returned to California.
Auto sales fall amid clunkers letdown
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E1
A Cash for Clunkers hangover hit every major automaker except Hyundai last month.
Brand names the new film stars
Familiar toys, games new source for movies
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E1
When “Chicago” and “Hairspray” producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan were looking for their next big movie musical last year, the two ended up in what would seem like an unlikely place: the El Segundo, Calif., headquarters of Mattel Inc.
Horoscope for October 4, 2009
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, Oct. 4: Often this year you are pushed into the path opposite your chosen one. Learn to juggle and not get so worried. You often find that plans change, the project changes or the people around you change. Learn to adjust to a flexible status quo. Know when enough is enough. If you are single, you could meet someone out of the blue. Don’t think that this is it until it lasts a year. If you are attached, enjoy the attraction, and don’t get so worried about who is right or wrong.
Man beaten, then shot during rough week
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A5
An 80-year-old Ohio man is recovering from a week in which he was beaten during a home invasion and then shot while trying to learn about guns.
Medical premiums could still be a ‘heavy lift’ for middle class
October 4, 2009 in print edition on A5
Many middle-class Americans would still struggle to pay for health insurance despite efforts by President Barack Obama and Democrats to make coverage more affordable.
Health insurance: Take it at work or go it alone?
October 4, 2009 in print edition on E1
Soon you’ll receive your employer’s open enrollment packet, and if the benefits experts are right, you could be facing a premium increase as high as 20 percent.
Arts Notes: Arizona art collective to work on Lawrence project
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D4
A group of artists from Arizona will come to Lawrence next weekend for a presentation and workshop.
Fox News inaccuracy in a class by itself
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B6
Perhaps you are familiar with an old saying: even a broken clock is right twice a day. I’ve found that maxim valuable as I wade through the recent hand-wringing and recrimination among journalists and their critics over the fact that most mainstream media were slow to pick up on the story of corruption at ACORN.
Dropout dilemma
Does Lawrence have a high school dropout problem? Confusing data make it hard to tell.
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B6
A recent Journal-World story about the problem of high school dropouts got our attention. How big a problem is this in Lawrence and Douglas County?
President doesn’t get easy issues
October 4, 2009 in print edition on B6
The president sits at ease in a blue suit, blue shirt and blue patterned tie. Over one shoulder is a bronze bust of Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader who was slain when the president was 6 years old.
Letterman’s bombshell sparks impassioned debate
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D7
David Letterman has milked plenty of sex scandals for laughs. But it remains to be seen whether the CBS comic’s admission Thursday that he had sexual liaisons with female employees while he was involved with his now-wife, the mother of his five-year-old son, will fade away with a few late-night punch lines.
Decor can double as disguise
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D8
Decorators used to try to hide a phonograph or radio because it did not match the rest of the room’s decor. They still worry about how to hide a stereo or television, but attractive speakers and flat screens have made technology less intrusive. The early 1900s room had to hold a record player with a large horn. Soon horns were made more decorative with painted designs.
25 years ago: Design for new aiport terminal approved
October 4, 2009
The Lawrence Aviation Advisory Board approved an interior and exterior design of a new terminal building for Lawrence Municipal Airport. The city commission was expected to approve the design for the $568,000, 4,500-square-foot structure.
40 years ago: NASA building at KU expectd to be ‘think tank’
October 4, 2009
The new NASA space technology building being constructed on Kansas University’s West Campus was expected to be a major “think tank” for the region, officials said.
Behind the Lens: Longtime passion for projects pays off
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D2
I hope last week’s column provided an impetus for many of you to create a collection of images in the form of a photography project.
Jest for Grins: Reader comments: Angry, funny, educational
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D2
Writers don’t write for money alone. It’s true: If writers had a theme song, it would be “Reach Out and Touch Someone.”
100 years ago: Jetty for river diversion studied
October 4, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 4, 1909: “Local men are studying the merits of a floating jetty to be used for critical river diversion here and they went to Silver Lake to see the workings of the jetty there. No decision has been made on setting up such a device here. … The general manager today said that service on the Tennessee Street car line cannot begin until the coming week. Construction problems have occurred to delay the long-awaited connection. … There was a reading of 90 degrees here yesterday but the dry atmosphere made it a pleasant respite from the recent fall temperatures.”
Sword play: Success of KU production of ‘Macbeth’ draws heavily on fight scenes
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D1
Alex Salamat plops down on a seat in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre, sweat beading on his bald head.
Mitchard dips into ocean one too many times
October 4, 2009
If you loved Jacquelyn Mitchard’s wonderful book “The Deep End of the Ocean,” you may wonder why she would want to tack on a sequel.
Nick knacks: Famed author Hornby answers 20 questions
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D3
Aimless … obsessive … think Rob of “High Fidelity,” or Marcus of “About a Boy.”
Forget vampires: Zombies are the new undead
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D6
Vampires are everywhere these days, biting at you from the covers of glossy magazines and haunting your multiplex and channel-surfing dreams.
Boomer Girl Diary: Celebrity sightings gone wild
October 4, 2009 in print edition on D1
The hubby and I returned this week from a much-needed vacation in California. We started and ended our journey in the Los Angeles area where I hoped to spot a major movie star.