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The day in photos, October 5, 2009
Polls
If given the choice of one or the other, would you rather have your high school have a successful football team or a successful marching band?

Poll results

Response Percent
Successful football team
 
58%
Successful marching band
 
41%
Total 1130
What do you think of KU coach Bill Self's decision to suspend Brady Morningstar for the first semester after Morningstar was arrested on suspicion of a DWI?

Poll results

Response Percent
The punishment was about right
 
80%
The punishment was too harsh
 
10%
The punishment was too light
 
8%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 1602
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Garrett Kelly, center, and Chris McGillivray, right, rehearse a fight scene for University Theatre’s production of “Macbeth.” Sword play: Success of KU production of ‘Macbeth’ draws heavily on fight scenes
October 4, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Alex Salamat plops down on a seat in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre, sweat beading on his bald head.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Hall of Honor inductee Joe Flannery, LHS class of 1968, talks during a reception following the induction ceremony on Sunday at the high school. Flannery, president of Weaver’s Department Store, was inducted along with Ben D. Hall. Lion pride swells with new inductees
12:00 a.m., October 5, 2009 Updated 11:34 a.m. in print edition on 3A
What do a local department store executive and a pioneering scientist have in common? The graduates of Lawrence High School now have a place in their alma mater’s Hall of Honor.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence mother Shelly Howard is pictured with her 2-year-old son, Manning, and her newborn daughter, Reesing. The children are named after Jayhawk basketball great Danny Manning and current quarterback Todd Reesing. Howard and her husband, Doug Urish, have even decorated Reesing’s room with a giant version of the Jayhawk logo. KU couple name kids after football, basketball heroes
October 5, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Two of the littlest Jayhawks fans in Lawrence have some big KU names to live up to.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University students Blair Tudas, Jeff Katz, Brad Stephenson and Lorenzo Murray lounge on a rooftop in the Oread Neighborhood during KU’s Stop Day May 8. Committee addresses alcohol abuse at KU
October 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University is seeking input from students on how to address alcohol abuse on campus through a committee open to all students enrolled at KU.
6:00 p.m.
Steam rolls in the air as Regan Lehman receives a skin treatment from Pam Biemick, licensed esthetician and owner of Amazing Skin and Makeup, 719 Mass. Regular skin treatments could save time in the long run on day-to-day makeup application.
Prompt primping: Cut down on the time it takes to get ready and still look good
October 5, 2009
Kristie Wilson says the days of roller sets and spending an hour and a half getting ready to go out the door are long gone. With two kids at home and another on the way, Wilson, master hair stylist at Salon Di Marco, 733 Mass., has adopted some simple tricks that cut the time she spends on her daily beauty routine. “I think that women now are realizing that looking good makes them feel good, too,” she says. “But sometimes it’s like there’s not enough time in the day.”

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Kidcast: Jillian Dawn
October 5, 2009
Kidcast for October 5, 2009, by Jillian Dawn
State budget crisis makes it harder for Kansas school districts, teachers to come to agreement
20 percent of districts haven’t reached deals
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
Teachers in one-fifth of Kansas school districts — including Lawrence — are working this year without new contracts even though school has been in session for weeks.
Charges of indecent liberties dismissed
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A5
Charges have been dropped against an appliance repairman accused of exposing himself to a 4-year-old girl while on a service call at a Lawrence home.
City staffers want to set priorities for parks and recreation needs
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Maybe what Lawrence’s parks and recreation system needs most is a new northwest Lawrence recreation center.
City audit to analyze sanitation department’s finances
Garbage service had $800K deficit in ’08
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
Call it trash day, if you will. City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday are expected to launch a new city audit that will examine everything from how the city’s sanitation workers are paid to why the trash service had a nearly $800,000 operating deficit in 2008.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Department still seeking suspect in Saturday’s chase
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B8
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies have not been able to locate a man who on Saturday wrecked a car, ran from officers and was later seen getting into a car traveling down Interstate 70
Wreck shuts down U.S. 59 for nearly three hours Monday afternoon
Driver failed to stop at stop sign, taken by air ambulance to trauma center
11:40 a.m., October 5, 2009 Updated 06:49 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Lawrence driver was taken by air ambulance to the hospital Monday after running a stop sign and crashing into a tanker truck, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper said.
Jenkins: Congress far from agreement on health-care reform
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., on Monday reiterated her opposition to a government-run public option for health insurance.
Statehouse Live: Renewable energy conference set to start
10:58 a.m., October 5, 2009 Updated 04:18 p.m.
Annual renewable energy conference will occur over next two days
KU-CU to be broadcast on FSN at 6 p.m.
October 5, 2009
The Kansas-Colorado football game on Oct. 17, in Boulder, Colo., will be at 6 p.m., televised by Fox Sports Network, according to the Big 12 Conference.
Conference on Kansas tourism slated for later this month
October 5, 2009
A three-day conference on Kansas tourism is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 in Overland Park.
Sebelius to speak at Kansas City electronic health records conference
October 5, 2009
U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is coming to Kansas City to speak at a conference dedicated to moving patient records from paper to computers.
Rockin’ and rollin’
Gearheads, Deadheads not so similar
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
A NASCAR race and a Grateful Dead concert share some similarities, but not many.
Induction touches Owens
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in August, on Sunday was enshrined into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony in Wichita.
Pump patrol
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.16 at several stations.
The Edge
October 5, 2009
• ‘No Time to Wave Goodbye’ (book) • ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ (music) • ‘Love Unstoppable’ (music)
Stars of new movie talk about their own ‘Fame’
October 5, 2009
The new movie “Fame” takes place in a high school and features lots of catchy music and dancing by students — a formula that has been pretty successful at the movies recently.
Dental delight: Hygienist now embraces profession she once feared
October 5, 2009
When dental hygienist Cris Griffith, 49, smiles and reassures a frightened patient, it’s hard to imagine her straight, sparkling teeth were the source of much childhood angst.
40 years ago: Miss Black Lawrence crowned
October 5, 2009
Renae Graves, 17, Lawrence High senior, was crowned Miss Black Lawrence 1969, and Vanessa Collins, 18-year-old LHS senior, was named Miss Black Personality.
Lion pride swells with new inductees
12:00 a.m., October 5, 2009 Updated 11:34 a.m. in print edition on A3
What do a local department store executive and a pioneering scientist have in common? The graduates of Lawrence High School now have a place in their alma mater’s Hall of Honor.
Happy camper: Free State grad camps in 50 states
October 5, 2009
When her daughter was just 7 weeks old, Kathi Firns-Hubert and her husband, Barney, fastened the newborn into her car seat and took her camping.
KU soccer falls
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B3
Texas sophomore Kylie Doniak’s successful penalty kick in the 78th minute broke a 1-all tie and gave the Longhorns a 2-1 Big 12 soccer victory over No. 19 Kansas University.
Two-tire gamble pays for Stewart
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
Tony Stewart took just two tires on a late pit stop, and he went on to win the Price Chopper 400.
KU couple name kids after football, basketball heroes
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
Two of the littlest Jayhawks fans in Lawrence have some big KU names to live up to.
Haas fires 64, wins Senior Players
Three bogeys, final-round 70 doom Watson
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jay Haas took advantage of Tom Watson’s uncharacteristic bogeys and passive play to steal the final Champions Tour major of the year.
Giants down Chiefs, but Manning hurt
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
The New York Giants beat the Chiefs, 27-16, but Eli Manning hurt his right heel.
Waves of fund cuts imperil nursing homes
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
The nation’s nursing homes are perilously close to laying off workers, cutting services — possibly even closing — because of a perfect storm wallop from the recession and deep federal and state government spending cuts, industry experts say.
Autism diet gives relief to some
Treatment links disorder to allergies
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
At one point in her son’s seven-year life, Anna Latif wondered whether he would ever recognize her as his mother.
How To Help: Brandon Woods seeks activities leaders
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Brandon Woods at Alvamar needs a volunteer to organize activities for seniors, like baking, hosting a coffee club or playing trivia with them once or twice a week.
Divorces granted
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County district court.
Marriage licenses issued
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County district court.
Billions in U.S. aid didn’t reach army
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
The United States has long suspected that much of the billions of dollars it has sent Pakistan to battle militants has been diverted to the domestic economy and other causes, such as fighting India.
Auburn joins Top 25
October 5, 2009
Rejuvenated Auburn jumped into the AP Top 25 for the first time this season, landing at No. 17 after improving to 5-0 under new coach Gene Chizik.
Chinese premier gets lavish welcome
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
China’s premier was given a gala welcome to Pyongyang on Sunday by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, bolstering indications that the North is preparing to rejoin talks over its nuclear weapons programs.
Firefighters try to protect mountain town
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
Firefighters waged an aggressive ground and air assault Sunday against a wind-fanned wildfire that erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains and threatened a popular resort community.
Town finally rid of rotten meat; bills linger
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner in Bridgewater, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters.
13M babies worldwide born prematurely
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
They call it kangaroo care: A premature baby nestles skin-to-skin against mom’s bare, warm chest. In Malawi, mothers’ bodies take the place of too-pricey incubators to keep these fragile newborns alive.
8 U.S. soldiers killed as Afghan outposts attacked by insurgents
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistan border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and capturing more than 20 Afghan security troops in the deadliest assault against U.S. forces in more than a year, military officials said.
Schools hold class in tents after Indonesia earthquake
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of children went back to class today in schools set up in tents in Indonesia’s earthquake zone to get counseling on the loss of loved ones and homes, as authorities tried to restore normalcy after the disaster.
Flooding from typhoon kills at least 16 people
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
Typhoon Parma caused widespread flooding and landslides that buried at least two families in the Philippines, then hung threateningly off the coast Sunday drenching the country’s north as well as Taiwan.
Residents mourn tsunami victims
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of villagers from a Samoan disaster zone gathered at church Sunday for belated funeral ceremonies — mourning victims of the South Pacific tsunami that obliterated entire communities and killed at least 176 people.
Studies show 1 in 100 children have autism
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.
Head of nuclear watchdog sees Iran cooperation
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
The visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog set Oct. 25 as the date for his inspectors to check Iran’s newly revealed uranium enrichment site and struck an upbeat note Sunday, saying Tehran’s confrontation with the West is shifting gears to more cooperation and transparency.
Mighty caribou herds dwindling
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B10
Here on the endlessly rolling and tussocky terrain of northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered herds are fast growing thin. And it’s not just here.
Devices track kids, relieve parents’ fears
October 5, 2009 in print edition on B10
With a computer or cell phone and an electronic tracking device, you can locate a missing pet, follow the path of a stolen car, find a skier buried in an avalanche and rescue a hiker lost in the woods.
‘Sherri’ sitcom takes ‘D List’ approach
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
Sherri Shepherd stars in “Sherri” (6 p.m., Lifetime), a sitcom about Sherri Shepherd, of all things. The actress plays herself, an actress forced by the transient nature of her work on “The View,” “30 Rock” and other venues to keep a “day job” that allows her to crack wise with a trio of other women working in her paralegal firm.
Will women viewers turn away from Letterman?
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
David Letterman should probably care what women think about him — and not just his wife.
Horoscope for October 5, 2009
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
For Monday, Oct. 5: This year, partnerships play a big role in your life. Often, you need to back off and take a look at what is going on. Most of the time, you will defer to others rather than create an uproar. If you are single, a new person proves to be most significant to your life’s history. If you are attached, refuse to be petty and fight over trivial matters.
Socialists victorious in landslide election
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A10
Greece’s Socialists trounced the governing conservatives in a landslide election Sunday, with voters angered by scandals and a faltering economy ousting Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis halfway through his second term.
Committee addresses alcohol abuse at KU
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University is seeking input from students on how to address alcohol abuse on campus through a committee open to all students enrolled at KU.
Events aim to get Lawrence residents walking, talking
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
You’ve heard the advice over and over as part of the talk about health care reform: Americans need to get moving and eat right because chronic health conditions are costing our nation billions of dollars each year.
Deals abound for consumers with ability to spend
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A10
There has never been a better time to be a consumer. America is on sale. The Great Recession has caused massive job losses and hardship for millions, but it has also fostered a shoppers’ paradise. Anyone who still has the means to spend can find unheard-of deals.
Pawsible Dream benefit is Friday
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Humane Society will host the 15th annual Pawsible Dream Benefit at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Similar stands
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Cal Thomas’ claim (Journal-World, Oct. 1) that American Muslims wish to deceive us in order to bring about our downfall leads us on a merry chase through Thomas’ nightmare landscape of Latin dictators, homegrown bombers and hidden Iranian nukes.
Lazy assumptions
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Cal Thomas, you’re missing the point.
U.S. must drop foreign policy delusions
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A7
Last Thursday, the president’s “engagement” with Iran began. This Wednesday, the U.S. war in Afghanistan will enter its ninth year. And U.S. foreign policy is entering a White Queen phase.
Miraculous
Few presidents have left us as many national treasures as did the amazing Theodore Roosevelt.
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A7
The new Ken Burns television series on our national park system is another prize-winner from a remarkable producer of major productions. While the long-running PBS piece may bore some and contain material that others consider repetitive, the end product is something that should make all of us proud of what so many people in the past did to give us such treasures today.
‘Zombieland’ doesn’t scare fans, has $25M opening
October 5, 2009
The undead were alive and well at movie theaters as Woody Harrelson’s horror comedy “Zombieland” opened on top with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Accused Andrews stalker normal man, neighbors say
October 5, 2009
Neighbors said Sunday that it’s the apparent normality of the 47-year-old man who lived in a suburban Chicago town house that’s made his arrest for allegedly stalking and secretly taping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in the nude so upsetting.
Soap vs. sanitizer: Effective hand-washing vital during cold and flu season
October 5, 2009
Soap vs. sanitizer: One provides suds, while the other gives off a sheen. And when it comes to disease prevention, clean hands are better than the alternative. That’s one reason why the Lawrence school district provides hand sanitizer dispensers in almost all of its classrooms and encourages students and staff to use them.
Child’s body image can trigger eating disorder
October 5, 2009
Even as we face a childhood obesity epidemic, health experts warn that children are starving themselves more often — and younger than ever.
American Samoans prepare to bury tsunami victims
October 5, 2009 in print edition on A7
Taitasi Suapaia Fitiao is preparing for every parent’s nightmare — burying her young child. Her 6-year-old daughter, Vaijoresa, was ripped from her arms as an enormous wave from Tuesday’s tsunami swept them up. As she floated away, out of reach, Vaijoresa pleaded, “Mom, please.”
Horoscopes
October 5, 2009
Easy steps eliminate camel cricket problem
October 5, 2009
Camel crickets are hump-backed crickets with a translucent brown body and long, spiderlike legs and antennae. They are commonly found on basement walls and behind boxes and furniture in dark damp spaces.
Anna Sui launches ‘Gossip Girl’-inspired line
October 5, 2009
Anna Sui has made a career out of dressing cute party girls, so fashioning a collection using TV’s “Gossip Girl” as inspiration was hardly a stretch.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
October 5, 2009
Kin in the kitchen: Family runs Lawrence Thai restaurant together
October 5, 2009
There’s no doubt Sisi and Parkin Srisutiva are learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business early. They are the daughter and son of Dustin and Jeab Srisutiva, owners of Thai-Siam, 601 Kasold Drive.
Juggling career & baby
October 5, 2009
Megan Pedersen’s daughter, Millie, was about 10 weeks old when Pedersen dropped her off at day care for the first time and headed back to work. “When I dropped her off, I left, and I cried the whole way to work,” Pedersen says. “It was just so traumatic, and she was crying when I left. I just thought it was the most awful thing.”
Country cuisine
October 5, 2009
Life on a small family farm in Kansas might be described by a single word: food. It might be described by that word, but it would leave out the laughter, tears, naivete and discovery of growing up in rural Kansas.
Prompt primping: Cut down on the time it takes to get ready and still look good
October 5, 2009
Kristie Wilson says the days of roller sets and spending an hour and a half getting ready to go out the door are long gone. With two kids at home and another on the way, Wilson, master hair stylist at Salon Di Marco, 733 Mass., has adopted some simple tricks that cut the time she spends on her daily beauty routine. “I think that women now are realizing that looking good makes them feel good, too,” she says. “But sometimes it’s like there’s not enough time in the day.”
Outerwear outlook: Chic styles for fall
October 5, 2009
Chilly weather and rainy days offer plenty of justification for a new coat purchase. Read on for fall coat inspiration.
Overcome jealousy in your relationship
October 5, 2009
“O, beware… of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster,” wrote William Shakespeare in the 16th century. In 400 years, we don’t seem to have been able to tame or conquer this monster. Nothing will harm your relationship more than jealousy, suspicion or mistrust. Especially when you are apart, you need to find a way to trust each other. When you are not together, your imagination can run wild and make it even more of a problem.
Get the scoop on prescription meds
October 5, 2009
The decision to take medication for depression, anxiety, attention difficulties or other mental health problems can be a challenging one. The media overwhelms us with ads that suggest medications are a sure way out of misery and then horror stories questioning safety and efficacy. Making the decision to take medication or allow medication to be given to a child becomes as daunting as the problem we are trying to cure.
Home benefits: Act now to take advantage of federal stimulus money for energy improvements
October 5, 2009
There appears to be a cauldron of federal stimulus money going to waste these days because large numbers of Americans are more concerned about saving their houses than improving them.
Library top 10
October 5, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 27.
25 years ago: KU experts expect lively presidential debate
October 5, 2009
Kansas University political and debate experts predicted a lively verbal confrontation between President Ronald Reagan and Democratic challenger Walter Mondale. KU debate experts Donn Parson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell were to be among the analysts.