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Archive for Friday, October 9, 2009

Also from October 9

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, October 9, 2009
Polls
Did President Obama do enough to earn the Nobel Peace Prize he won?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
19%
We’ll have to see how the next few months play out
 
10%
Total 2997
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Joel Pfannenstiel fires a dodgeball during a Bleeding Kansas Dodgeball League game at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. Shootout at Dodge: Bleeding Kansas Dodgeball brings the pain in a hail of rubber balls
October 8, 2009
Dodgeball is dangerous. Sure, you might think it’s just a kid’s game alongside tiddlywinks or Red Rover — but don’t be fooled. The moment they set foot on the court, players are susceptible to being hurt or humiliated…
6:00 a.m.
Alex Victor and his father, Phil Victor, both paper carriers for the Lawrence Journal-World, alerted emergency dispatchers and residents of the Aberdeen South apartment complex to a fire. Residents of eight apartments got out of the building unharmed thanks to their actions. J-W newspaper carrier wakes up those who live in apartment building that burned down
October 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Phil and Alex Victor were dropping off copies of the Lawrence Journal-World to subscribers on their regular route in the Aberdeen South apartment complex Thursday morning when Alex noticed that something wasn’t right.
10:00 a.m.
Shelli Ulmer, left, with Hernly Associates, and Christy Davis, with Davis Preservation, both set up and work Thursday in the lobby area of the old Santa Fe depot. The architects selected by the city of Lawrence to evaluate the condition of the city’s Amtrak station got an up-close look with the historical 1955 building. Depot ‘worth saving,’ visitor says
October 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A quarter of a century after moving into the neighborhood, Aaron Blosser stepped inside the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail depot and liked what he saw.
2:00 p.m.
Tom Van Holt sits with victims of the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Resident goes to Philippines to aid typhoon victims
October 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It was a life-changing moment.
6:00 p.m.
Dame Evelyn Glennie will join the Orquestra de São Paulo for a rare performance in Lawrence. Beyond the beat: Scottish percussion icon redefines the notions of sound
October 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
During a rehearsal last week with the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky, Evelyn Glennie invited a group of hearing-impaired children on the stage with her.

All stories

Free State football loses, 38-20, to Olathe North
08:12 p.m., October 9, 2009 Updated 09:19 p.m.
The Free State High football team trails Olathe North, 19-6, at halftime at the Firebirds’ stadium.
Lions shutout by SM West, 31-0
08:06 p.m., October 9, 2009 Updated 10:10 p.m.
The Lawrence High Lions fell to Shawnee Mission West 31-0 Friday at SM South District Stadium in Overland Park.
Court sends child-rapist case back to Franklin County for resentencing
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
A Franklin County man who was found guilty of teaming up with his girlfriend to repeatedly rape the woman’s 7-year-old daughter could see his life sentence reduced to 40 years in prison, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Tests show residents of SE Kansas town have extremely high lead levels in blood
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
Recent medical tests show residents of a former southeast Kansas mining town have more lead in their bloodstream than the average Kansan.
Moisture, cool temperatures mean good forecast for fall color
Nature’s palette bursting with color
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
As fall sets in, leaves begin their annual transformation from green to red, orange and yellow, inspiring pumpkin carving and thirst for hot apple cider.
Joe-College.com argues judge’s ruling would mean end to T-shirt company
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B4
Defense attorneys are calling it the “legal and economic equivalent of the death penalty” for a Lawrence T-shirt retailer.
Statehouse Live: Kelly announces 2nd congressional district candidacy
11:48 a.m., October 9, 2009 Updated 11:48 a.m. in print edition on B3
State Sen. Laura Kelly hopes to challenge U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins
KU Endowment’s value declines, support to university remains near record
11:33 a.m., October 9, 2009 Updated 02:07 p.m. in print edition on B1
The value of the Kansas University Endowment Association’s endowed funds fell 22 percent in a year of financial tumult, ending the 2009 fiscal year at $960 million.
Report predicts record crop yields for Kansas
October 9, 2009
A new government report is predicting record crops of corn and soybeans in Kansas this harvest. Sorghum yields may set a record as well.
Organizers of annual Christmas parade call for community volunteers
October 9, 2009
For some Lawrence residents, the holiday season doesn’t officially start until the horse-drawn carriages of the Lawrence Old-Fashion Christmas Parade clip-clop down Massachusetts Street.
President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
06:31 a.m., October 9, 2009 Updated 07:51 a.m.
President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
Horoscope for October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, you find that staying on a level course takes a fair share of talent. Disruption seems to be a given at work and in your daily life. If you are single, you could meet someone quite special; remember to toss your rose-colored shades. If you are attached, the two of you have a very special tie. Keep the chemistry alive. Cancer pushes you into the limelight.
European author wins Nobel lit prize
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
The judges, apparently, could not help themselves.
Bowden deserves better than this
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Enough is enough. Enough with the Bowden bashing. Enough with the ugly public comments. Enough. Let Bobby Bowden finish this season out in peace.
Resident goes to Philippines to aid typhoon victims
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
It was a life-changing moment.
Beyond the beat: Scottish percussion icon redefines the notions of sound
October 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
During a rehearsal last week with the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky, Evelyn Glennie invited a group of hearing-impaired children on the stage with her.
There’s nothing cut and dried about what’s in vogue in Vogue
October 9, 2009 in print edition on C2
Anna Wintour’s eyes are green, we learn from the documentary “The September Issue,” in which she actually takes off her trademark, oversized sunglasses and even lets a smile slip loose from time to time.
25 years ago: Airport design approved
October 9, 2009
The Lawrence city commission expressed pleasure over the new Lawrence Municipal Airport terminal design and gave approval for the go-ahead on the $567,421 project. It was a 4,500-square-foot structure with new parking areas and access to other parts of the airport.
Dropout issue
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In the Oct. 4 J-W editorial regarding the dropout challenges facing our public schools, you explored the questions of how many dropouts we have; I hope you are equally curious about why kids are slipping through the cracks of our public schools.
Rec calendar
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
The recreation calendar for October 9, 2009.
Pump patrol
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 9, 2009.
Putting the right paw forward
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
What’s cuter than a puppy? Four puppies!
People in the news
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for October 9, 2009.
Bill would extend hate crimes to cover gays
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
A House vote Thursday put Congress on the verge of significantly expanding hate crimes law to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation.
ACORN activists refuse to buckle to scandal
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
Armed with little more than pen and pad, ACORN organizer David Mazariegos hits inner-city streets to save his embattled employer rather than his usual mission of saving homes from foreclosure.
Women more likely to be expelled from military under ’don’t ask’
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
Women are far more likely than men to be kicked out of the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays in uniform, according to government figures released Thursday that critics said reflect deep-seated sexism in the armed forces.
College nixes funds for transgender speaker
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B12
Student leaders at Kansas State University at Salina have rejected a request for $1,000 to bring a transgender speaker to campus.
Trash truck helps stifle leap from bridge
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B12
Shawnee police say it was fortunate that a garbage truck was in the area when a 17-year-old boy tried to jump from a bridge.
Top commander cancels visit
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B12
A key military commander was forced by weather to cancel a scheduled appearance in Kansas.
Mo. farmer killed by lightning
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B12
Lightning struck and killed a southwest Missouri farmer checking on his cattle Thursday and three teenagers died in a crash on a wet highway in the region, as storms pelted the Midwest and threatened a harvest already delayed by earlier rains.
Proposals to create jobs add up to second stimulus
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
Confronted with big job losses and no sign the U.S. economy is ready to stand on its own, Democrats are working on a growing list of relief efforts, leaving for later how to pay for them, or whether even to bother.
Obama seeks $40B boost to Pell grants
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
After three years of major increases in federal Pell grants for needy college students, President Barack Obama aims to boost the aid further with $40 billion in funding over the next decade.
Moonstruck: One giant thud for mankind
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
For as long as man has looked up, the moon has inspired romance, poetry and songs.
Afghanistan strategy shifts focus to al-Qaida, not Taliban
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Nearing the end of a lengthy war review, President Barack Obama and his top advisors are moving toward a strategy in Afghanistan that defines al-Qaida as a greater threat to U.S. security than the Taliban, a view that could avoid the major troop increase sought by military commanders.
Feds consider critical habitat for sea turtles
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Federal fisheries managers have agreed to consider designating critical habitat for endangered leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific ocean off Oregon and California.
Egypt’s top cleric bans face veil in schools
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Egypt’s top Islamic cleric said Thursday that students and teachers will not be allowed to wear face veils in classrooms and dormitories of Sunni Islam’s premier institute of learning, al-Azhar, part of a government effort to curb radical Islamic practices.
Mexico arrests an FBI most-wanted fugitive
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
One of the FBI’s most-sought fugitives, wanted for the 2002 killings of his girlfriend and her two young sons in Idaho, has been captured in Mexico.
Studies: Swine flu more dangerous
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Pandemic H1N1 influenza caused a 15-fold increase in admissions to intensive care units for lung problems in Australia and New Zealand during the winter flu season, researchers reported Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, offering a foretaste of what might be expected in the United States this winter.
Chuckling, joking in control tower before Hudson crash
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
The air traffic controller banters and chuckles, engrossed in a teasing phone call with a giggling friend, unaware that two aircraft are on a collision course over New York’s Hudson River.
Obama agonizing over wars
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
The genius of democracy is the rotation of power, which forces the opposition to be serious — particularly about things like war, about which until Jan. 20 of this year Democrats were decidedly unserious.
President needs reality check on spending, debt projections
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A11
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” — William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Quality health care for all
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A11
Republicans have the same right to quality health care as anyone else, and you can quote me on that. Even people who are crazed stark raving berserk by the thought of a president with three vowels in his last name deserve to be treated with kindness and dignity, and shot with tranquilizer darts by game wardens and wrapped in quilts and taken to refuge.
‘Spendthrift trust’ can help manage legacy
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
‘Spendthrift trust’ can help manage legacy.
Stores report gain in retail sales
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
Americans are finally spending a little more, but they’re playing hard to get.
Huskers come alive late against Mizzou
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Zac Lee threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Niles Paul, and Ndamukong Suh and Dejon Gomes intercepted passes to set up two more fourth-quarter scores in No. 21 Nebraska’s 27-12 victory over No. 24 Missouri on Thursday night.
Colorado roughs up Hamels
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
By the time Cole Hamels rushed off to be with his pregnant wife, his streak of postseason dominance was long over.
Angels throttle Red Sox
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
With Torii Hunter hitting the rocks and John Lackey rolling through the Boston lineup, the Los Angeles Angels finally got on top of the Red Sox in the playoffs.
Error opens door for L.A.
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
A sinking line drive sailed through the chilly evening air toward Matt Holliday. All he needed to do was make the catch, and St. Louis would have a series-tying victory. Instead, the ball smacked him in the gut and dropped to the grass — and the Cardinals never recovered.
Olathe North to join city schools’ district
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
Advancing to the Class 6A football playoffs is likely to become more difficult for Lawrence High and Free State High in 2010 and 2011.
Injuries plague LHS football team
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
By now, five losses into a winless season, the song is pretty much the same for the Lawrence High football team.
Free State football team prepared for ‘dogfight’ tonight
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
This isn’t the Super Bowl. It’s just another regular-season high school football game.
Lawrence High soccer suffers 3-1 setback to Vikes
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West.
LHS volleyball 2-1 at home quad
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High volleyball went 2-1 at a home quad.
Firebirds just miss
Free State soccer falls to O-South, 2-1
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B4
Free State fell to defending state champion Olathe South, 2-1.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B3
Thoroughly pleased with his players’ effort, Self canceled today’s final Boot Camp conditioning session in the Jayhawks’ new practice facility.
U.S. rolls to early edge
Americans lead Presidents Cup, 31⁄2-21⁄2
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
The United States took a 31⁄2-21⁄2 lead over the International team in the Presidents Cup, a good start Thursday that was tempered only in the final match when Justin Leonard missed a three-foot putt that led to a tie.
Surgery Center to host open house
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
Lawrence Plastic Surgery, P.A. will be host to an open house from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Therapy company announces new staff
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
Timothy Cole, licensed marriage and family therapist, joined the staff of Lawrence Therapy Services in June.
Hair Experts salon sets Day of Giving
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
Hair Experts Salon & Spa’s 17th annual Day of Giving is set for Thursday with proceeds to benefit a program to support and boost self-esteem among girls and women.
H1N1 facts
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A11
To the editor: As part of our joint responsibility to promote the health of our community, this letter is meant to inform you of efforts under way to reduce the incidence of H1N1 influenza within our community.
25 years ago: City approves plan for municipal airport
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
The Lawrence city commission expressed pleasure over the new Lawrence Municipal Airport terminal design and gave approval for the go-ahead on the $567,421 project.
Lobbyist woes
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Lobbyist — as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary — is “a person who tries to get legislators to introduce or vote for measures favorable to a special interest that he represents.”
Housing issues
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: I’m glad the City Commission voted to override the Planning Commission’s decision to allow more apartments to be built southeast of Clinton Parkway and Inverness.
On the march
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
The KU Marching Jayhawks continue to make an impressive comeback.
Pedestrian projects set for Baldwin City
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to install sidewalks and related equipment near schools in Baldwin City.
‘Red Shoe’ benefit to support shelter
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Community Shelter will host a “Red Shoe” benefit event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 16 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
Defendant in shooting to stand trial Nov. 9
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A man accused of firing shots into a crowd of people outside a bar near the Kansas University campus was back in a Douglas County courtroom Thursday.
Depot ‘worth saving,’ visitor says
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
A quarter of a century after moving into the neighborhood, Aaron Blosser stepped inside the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail depot and liked what he saw.
Stuckey a finalist for CLASS award
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Football, it was announced Thursday.
Free State-Olathe North Game Notes
October 9, 2009
Fans from both Free State and Olathe North probably will have to sit on the west side. Free State officials were hoping construction on the east side would be completed by tonight, but Thursday’s rain made that possibility unlikely.
Free State volleyball settles for two out of three
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Five points from winning all its matches at a quadrangular volleyball meet Thursday night in its home gymnasium, Free State High was caught from behind late in the final match of the night and had to settle for winning two out of three.
KU officials deserve pat on the back
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Whether or not you like Lew Perkins, Bill Self and Mark Mangino as administrators, coaches and whatever, you gotta pat them on the back for how they have faced up to the recent lousy behavior by basketball and football players. They have given no hint of sweeping anything under the rug and have declared their eagerness to wipe off the soot that has tainted Kansas University’s image.
Ahead of schedule
Jayhawks offensive line better than expected so far
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
When a size-15 shoe and a size- 141⁄2 are asked to co-exist within 6 to 10 inches of space, precise movements, coherent communication and unwavering trust are required just to get the job done.
Net Worth: Favorite album covers inspire user illusions
October 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Few things were as revered in junior high school as one’s album collection.
Democracy leader Suu Kyi meets diplomats
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Officials say Myanmar’s military leader has allowed detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Western diplomats to discuss sanctions imposed against the country.
Lawrence resident faces firearms charge
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A5
Three men, including a Lawrence resident, were charged this week in federal court with firearms violations.
Powerful SEC Western Division no Big 12 South, yet
October 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Picture this scenario. A one-loss team from perhaps the strongest, most unforgiving division in college football gets shut out of the conference championship game because of a three-way tie. The result: A potential national title contender gets no shot thanks to the unwritten rule that if you can’t win your division, you can’t be the BCS champ.
Sayers to serve as grand marshal
October 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Former Kansas football star Gale Sayers will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming parade down Jayhawk Boulevard, which will begin at 9 a.m.