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Archive for Friday, October 16, 2009

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Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Late Night in the Phog 2009 The day in photos, October 16, 2009
Polls
How has your personal debt changed over the past year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Decreased
 
37%
Increased
 
33%
Remained the same
 
14%
I have no debt
 
14%
Not sure
 
0%
Total 1558
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Pam Alexander, Lawrence, feeds Tiger the kitten at the Lawrence Humane Society. About 20 employees of the local Motorola office volunteered at the shelter Wednesday. Motorola workers lend hand at Humane Society
October 15, 2009 in print edition on 6A
The Lawrence Humane Society had about 20 extra helpers on Wednesday who got “down and dirty,” as Midge Grinstead put it.
6:00 a.m.
Matthew Jaeger addresses members of the jury as he describes the events of Oct. 9, 2007, while testifying in his defense Thursday. Jaeger’s attorneys call for new trial
October 16, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Attorneys for a former Kansas University student say their client deserves a new trial on kidnapping and aggravated battery charges because of juror misconduct.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins said having his mom around for his senior season will help keep him focused. Last chance
October 16, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Sherron Collins — who moved out of Jayhawker Towers into an off-campus apartment for his senior year at Kansas University — has a new roommate. That’d be his mother, Stacey.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University basketball recruits, from left, Dominic Cheek, Elijah Johnson, Michael Snaer and Xavier Henry take in the action at the 2008 Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse. Late Night wowed prep Johnson
October 16, 2009
It’s safe to say no high school recruit ever has been more impressed with Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog than Las Vegas Cheyenne High’s Elijah Johnson.
7:02 p.m.
Big Jay and Baby Jay take on swine flu at Late Night Friday, October 16, 2009. Live from Allen Fieldhouse: Late Night in the Phog
6:16 p.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Welcome to the 25th Late Night in the Phog, live from Allen Fieldhouse.

All stories

Free State football trounces Leavenworth, 55-0
08:12 p.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 09:16 p.m.
Free State routed Leavenworth, 55-0, on Friday from its home stadium.
Lions fall, 49-6
Lawrence High drops to 0-7 on the season
October 16, 2009
Lawrence High dropped its seventh game of the season Friday at Olathe Northwest.
Another potential Democratic candidate for Kansas governor bows out
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
State Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates is not running for Kansas governor. But the Johnson County businessman said Friday he was still confident the party could field a quality candidate to face Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback next year.
Live from Allen Fieldhouse: Late Night in the Phog
06:16 p.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 10:40 p.m.
Welcome to the 25th Late Night in the Phog, live from Allen Fieldhouse.
Eighth Kansan dies from swine flu
October 16, 2009
A 48-year-old southwest Kansas woman has died from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.
Gas line break slows traffic on East 23rd
06:14 p.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 07:09 p.m.
Traffic on 23rd Street was slowed early Friday evening because of a gas line break.
Amarr Garage Doors seeks tax break
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Amarr Garage Doors wants to start cashing in on a 10-year tax break approved six years ago.
New traffic control cameras coming to rebuilt 23rd Street
Cameras set for detection, not enforcement
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Now that the loops of wire are gone and a 1.2-mile stretch of 23rd Street is coated with 4,000 tons of fresh asphalt, it’s time for watchful electronic eyes to take over.
Lawrence woman pulls into second in online United Way voting
October 16, 2009
Only hours away from the deadline, a Lawrence woman has pulled into second place in an online voting competition to become the face of the United Way for 2010.
Helicopter to fly over KU on Sunday, Wednesday
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Two helicopter flyovers of the Kansas University campus are scheduled in the coming week.
Brady Morningstar’s court appearance in DUI case rescheduled to Nov. 19
KU player applies for diversion in DUI case
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University standout Brady Morningstar will no longer appear this afternoon in Douglas County District Court on charges stemming from his recent arrest of driving under the influence, the court said.
Neighbors of proposed new homeless shelter planning opposition
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
As plans to relocate the community’s homeless shelter to eastern Lawrence march toward a key November hearing, residents near the proposed site are gearing up for a fight.
Lawmaker reposts rap video criticizing Obama
09:27 a.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 04:50 p.m. in print edition on B1
A Kansas legislator reposted his “RedNeck Rap” video criticizing President Barack Obama on YouTube on Friday after adding an introduction responding to critics who assailed it as racist.
20-year-old Lawrence woman dies after apparent hit-and-run
Woman taken by air ambulance to Topeka hospital
03:28 a.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 03:57 p.m. in print edition on A1
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman has died from injuries she received early Friday morning after apparently being hit by a hit-and-run driver.
Firm developing rumble strips that generate energy
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A8
Windmills were around for centuries before anyone thought they might generate electricity.
California stages second massive earthquake drill
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A8
School children dove under tables in Los Angeles and sirens sounded in San Francisco on Thursday as California practiced how to survive a major earthquake.
Philadelphia flashes power
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B5
Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies picked up where they left off a year ago against the Dodgers in the NL championship series.
Cincy loses QB in win
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
Tony Pike left the field clutching his non-throwing arm, and unbeaten Cincinnati’s high-powered, quick-strike offense kept rolling against South Florida.
Obama has much to prove on world stage
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
About the only thing more comical than Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was the reaction of those who deemed the award “premature,” as if the brilliance of Obama’s foreign policy is so self-evident and its success so assured that if only the Norway Five had waited a few years, his Nobel worthiness would have been universally acknowledged.
It’s president’s health plan now
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
It has taken much longer than President Obama hoped, but we are finally at the point where he can — and must — put his personal stamp on his main domestic initiative, the overhaul of the health care system.
No. 2 recruit to be in stands tonight
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B4
The No. 2-ranked basketball player in the high school recruiting Class of 2010 will be in the stands for tonight’s Late Night in the Phog.
Pump patrol
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 16, 2009.
Rock ‘n’ roll fantasy: Chris Daughtry turns from ‘American Idol’ castoff into chart-topping rock icon
October 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
Daughtry. Although the name has yet to conjure the singular power of Hendrix or Clapton or Cobain, singer-guitarist Chris Daughtry is well on his way.
Don’t ask, tell or legitimize
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A11
I am sympathetic to the story told by Joseph Rocha, who claims in a Washington Post opinion column that he was discharged from the Navy because he is gay, though he says he never told anyone.
Petulance and the peace prize
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A11
Evidently some people were disappointed that Dick Cheney didn’t receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and believe me, I sympathize — I thought Philip Roth should’ve gotten the literature prize instead of that grumpy Romanian lady with the severe hair — but it was Mr. Obama whom the Norwegians wanted to come visit Oslo in December and stand on the balcony of the Grand Hotel and wave to the crowd along Karl Johans Gate, and, face it, Mr. Obama is going to draw a bigger crowd than Mr. Cheney would have.
Honduras, already poor, sinks further after coup
October 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
A woman caring for six grandchildren can no longer afford milk.
‘Law & Order’ puts ‘Jon & Kate’ on trial
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
When ratings get low, dish out the high moral dudgeon.
People in the news
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for October 16, 2009.
Horoscope for October 16, 2009
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, you make waves and see life with renewed energy. Go for one of your life goals this year, and don’t allow anyone to trip you up. If you are single, you could meet someone key to your life’s history at any given moment. If you are attached, coordinate your efforts toward a common goal. A fellow Libra understands you far better than you think.
Insurers drop Chinese drywall policies
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A8
James and Maria Ivory’s dreams of a relaxing retirement on Florida’s Gulf Coast were put on hold when they discovered their new home had been built with Chinese drywall that emits sulfuric fumes and corrodes pipes.
Swine flu 6 months later: Relief, but winter looms
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
It was six months ago that scientists discovered an ominous new flu virus, touching off fears of a catastrophic global outbreak that could cause people to drop dead in the streets.
Acetaminophen may blunt vaccines’ effects in babies
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
Giving acetaminophen —best known by the brand-name Tylenol — to infants along with vaccines to prevent fevers from developing reduces the effectiveness of the vaccines, perhaps because a fever is an essential part of the development of an immune response, Czech researchers reported Thursday in the journal Lancet.
Boy found hiding in garage, not in balloon
6-year-old tells parents ‘we did this for a show’ during interview
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
It looked like something straight out of science fiction and sounded like a parent’s worst nightmare: a flying saucer-shaped helium balloon zooming across the skies of Colorado with a boy named Falcon inside.
Scientists grow heart muscle strip in mice
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
Scientists have grown a piece of heart muscle — and then watched it beat — by using stem cells from a mouse embryo, a big step toward one day repairing damage from heart attacks.
Militants assault police compounds
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
Islamist militants launched coordinated assaults on three police compounds in Pakistan’s second largest city Thursday, the latest in a wave of attacks by insurgents bringing the war to the country’s heartland ahead of an expected offensive against their Afghan border sanctuary.
China’s links to Iran a snag for sanctions
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that China was committed to deepening its ties with Iran, a declaration that underscores the difficulty the United States will face in seeking broad economic sanctions against Tehran in an effort to rein in its nuclear program.
Boys and Girls Club to stage fashion show
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B12
Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence are taking to the runway in their first JCPenney Fall Fashion Show.
Re-sentencing in servitude case set
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B12
A nurse convicted of defrauding and abusing the mentally ill residents of the Kansas home she ran with her husband returns to a federal courtroom Oct. 27 for re-sentencing.
Winter forecast: Warmer Midwest
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Midwest and Northern United States are likely to get a warmer winter, while the Southeast can expect just the opposite: cooler and wetter conditions.
In bad economy, banks trade their way to profits
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
The big banks are showing they can still make money, even as Main Street struggles — though not from lending, refinancing homes or other bread-and-butter business.
Interracial couple denied marriage license
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.
Voters get to decide on recall of governors
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
With one former Illinois governor in prison and another facing corruption charges, the state’s Senate decided Thursday to let voters choose whether they want the power to recall crooked governors in the future.
Republicans fail to stop Gitmo transfers to U.S.
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
House Democrats on Thursday repelled a Republican effort to block transfer of the Guantanamo Bay detainees to the U.S., handing President Barack Obama a partial victory in his effort to close the prison.
Lawmakers seek to extend $8K tax credit
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Lawmakers are trying to extend and expand an $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a stimulus-package tax break that many regard as a significant prop for the still-tottering economy.
Justice Ginsburg hospitalized again
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had cancer surgery earlier this year, was kept at a hospital overnight after she became drowsy and fell from her seat aboard an airplane. Court officials blamed a reaction to medicine.
House passes bill with NBAF funding
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A bill allocating $32 million for a new biothreat lab to be constructed in Kansas has won House approval.
First effects of stimulus program seen in South, Southwest projects
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
Businesses report creating or saving more than 30,000 jobs in the first months of President Barack Obama’s stimulus program, with military construction leading the way and states in the South and Southwest seeing the biggest boost, according to a government oversight board.
Robinson has right mind-set
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
The funniest lines usually are delivered with straight face and serious tone, and that’s how Kansas basketball coach Bill Self communicated his best quip Thursday during Media Day.
Sellers may be limited in paying for costs
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
Many sellers in neighborhoods where sales are still tepid now offer to pay some or all of a buyer’s closing costs.
Hunter, Teixeira reunite
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B5
Mark Teixeira remembers calling Torii Hunter last winter.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University junior guard Brady Morningstar, who issued a written apology to fans following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, on Thursday reiterated he’s sorry for his actions.
Guard Kohn a star during Late Night
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B4
Too often, Late Night skit participants look like basketball players trying to come off as show-business performers and in the process look like, well, basketball players.
Checketts does the practical thing
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
Limbaugh assigns blame
Commentator: Checketts approached me
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh lashed out at NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the media a day after being dropped from a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.
Reesing has had success against Colorado
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
By now, it’s as well known to Kansas University football fans as the nickname “Sparky,” the gunslinger antics or the story about the undersized, overlooked quarterback from Texas getting a chance in the Land of Oz.
Wright, Chalmers reunite in K.C.
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
There was a good chance the plan would end up blowing up in his face, but once the Kansas University men’s basketball team advanced to the 2008 national championship game against Memphis, Julian Wright really had no choice but to attend.
Last chance
KU guard Collins excited for senior season
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Sherron Collins — who moved out of Jayhawker Towers into an off-campus apartment for his senior year at Kansas University — has a new roommate. That’d be his mother, Stacey.
Manhattan company to buy Lawrence concrete operation
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
A Manhattan-based company with plans for a new sand plant north of Lawrence is buying LRM Industries Inc. for its concrete business and then selling LRM’s asphalt and construction operations to a Lawrence-based contractor.
Resident joins law firm as associate attorney
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
The Law Firm of Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe L.L.C. announces Danielle N. Davey of Lawrence, joined the firm as associate attorney effective Sept. 25.
KTEC Pipeline seeks fellowship applications
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
KTEC Pipeline is taking applications for its 2010 Fellowship. The deadline is Monday.
Downtown restaurant to open on Monday
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
715 Restaurant, a new European-style neighborhood eatery, will open Monday on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.
25 years ago: Utility company to remain independent
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
Before approving the sale of Lawrence’s privately owned natural gas utility, city commissioners wanted further assurance that the utility would remain independent.
Rec calendar
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
Recreation calendar for October 16, 2009.
40 years ago: LMH operating at deficit
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
Lawrence Memorial Hospital continued to operate at a deficit during the September period, for the fifth straight month, despite a $2 increase in daily room rates.
100 years ago: Preacher draws large crowds
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
An evangelist now preaching at the Baptist Church is drawing increasingly large crowds. The Rev. M.F. Ham is making quite an impact with his magnetic personality.
Firebirds can’t afford letdown against Pioneers
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
From the frying pan into the … uh, refrigerator? Free State High’s football team will go from arguably the best Class 6A football team in the state to perhaps the worst.
Writing essential
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
The Lawrence school system has much to be proud of regarding scores on state assessment tests, but there’s room for improvement in writing skills.
Two immunization clinics canceled
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
Because of an insufficient supply of the H1N1 vaccine, two of 10 community immunizations clinics have been canceled.
Lawrence High excited for clean slate of district play
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
Starting over never sounded so good. After going winless in the first six games of the regular season, the Lawrence High football team — along with every other high school team in the state — received a clean slate this week with the arrival of district play.
Tonganoxie group to have fundraiser Sunday
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Team Tongie, a Tonganoxie organization that raises funds to help students in the school district who are battling serious illness, is hosting a community block party Sunday.
KU Medical Center awaits new building
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Construction is expected to begin next fall on a new three-story, 40,000-square-foot building at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Regents OK addition to KU’s Lied Center
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday authorized construction of a $2.5 million addition to Kansas University’s Lied Center.
Turnpike ramp opens today at Exit 202
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
A new ramp for drivers heading toward Topeka enters service today at the Kansas Turnpike’s West Lawrence interchange.
Memories from 24 Late Nights
October 16, 2009
Last year at this time, I commented on — OK I bragged about — the fact yours truly is believed to be the only person to have attended all 24 season-opening Late Nights in Allen Fieldhouse.
Remember when: a look back to ‘85
October 16, 2009
Larry Brown was no visionary back in 1985 when he hosted the first Late Night in Kansas University history.
Kansas women aim for NCAA Tourney
McCray-led Jayhawks made WNIT run last season
October 16, 2009
Those who believe Kansas University’s women’s basketball program turned the corner last season may be correct.
Michael Moore offers scalding critique on U.S. culture of greed
October 16, 2009 in print edition on C2
With “Capitalism: A Love Story,” Michael Moore delivers his liveliest, most radical film to date.
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ is not much fun
October 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
The author of “Where the Wild Things Are” picked Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich”) to direct the long-planned film of the much-loved children’s book.
Late Night wowed prep Johnson
October 16, 2009
It’s safe to say no high school recruit ever has been more impressed with Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog than Las Vegas Cheyenne High’s Elijah Johnson.
Jaeger’s attorneys call for new trial
Motion focuses on juror’s dismissal after misconduct
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Attorneys for a former Kansas University student say their client deserves a new trial on kidnapping and aggravated battery charges because of juror misconduct.
Libeer’s goal lifts FSHS in OT
October 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Tony Libeer’s goal lifted Free State to a 3-2 overtime victory over Olathe North.
Leaders dispense H1N1 answers
October 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Only about a dozen people attended Thursday night’s town hall meeting on the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.