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Archive for Monday, October 19, 2009

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Births
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Pet Post: Fall 2009 The day in photos, October 19, 2009
Polls
Have you already sampled from that bag of candy you bought for Halloween trick-or-treaters?

Poll results

Response Percent
I haven’t bought Halloween candy yet
 
47%
Yes
 
24%
I don’t buy Halloween candy
 
20%
No
 
7%
Total 748
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence High school junior Peydon Church keeps her flute warm before performing Saturday. The Lions placed second at the marching festival. Bands perform with pride
October 18, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Four Harley riders were slightly confused Saturday afternoon as they pulled up to Memorial Stadium.
6:00 a.m.
Wild Women of the Frontier conducted tryouts on Sunday with a game of horse soccer at the Round-Up Club in Topeka. Members of the group perform as historical female figures from the Wild West days. Wild Women are on ‘wanted’ list
October 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
There was a soccer game Sunday morning in Topeka. The unusual part was that it was horse hooves, not human feet, kicking around the ball inside the Round-Up Club in southwest Topeka.
10:00 a.m.
Greensburg, Kan., city manager Steve Hewitt, second from left, tells the story of losing his home to a tornado to members of the Kansas congressional delegation in this 2007 file photo. Listening are, Rep. Todd Tiahrt, left, Rep. Jerry Moran, second from right, and Sen. Sam Brownback. Tiahrt and Moran will face off in the 2010 primary for a seat in the Senate. It’s too early to call 2010 U.S. Senate race
October 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In the GOP Senate race between two Kansas congressmen, Jerry Moran, second from right, now has a $2 million cash advantage over Todd Tiahrt, left. They’re vying to replace Sam Brownback, right.
2:00 p.m.
Rachel Leek, center, works at the WheatFields Bakery tent at the Taste of Lawrence fall mixer in September. Leek died Friday afternoon from injuries from an apparent hit-and-run accident while she was riding her bicycle. Bicyclist’s influence was felt by many
12:00 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 11:21 a.m. in print edition on 1A
At Wheatfields Bakery on Saturday morning, business continued as usual during the breakfast shift at the popular Lawrence restaurant. But the mood for both employees and regular customers was understandably somber, said chef Phillip Toevs, as they mourned the death of 20-year-old Rachel Leek, above center, who had worked at the bakery at Ninth and Vermont streets for the past two years.
6:00 p.m.
Perchance to dream: Cut out the habits robbing you of a good night’s sleep
October 19, 2009
Not enough sleep — it’s a problem facing millions of Americans, and its causes could be rooted in a wide array of different behaviors and diseases.

All stories

Makings of meth lab found near hiking trail
09:24 p.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 11:58 p.m. in print edition on A4
A local hiker became alarmed and called authorities Monday evening upon discovering a tub containing unknown substances along a hiking trail southeast of the Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Bradford out for Saturday’s game against KU
07:16 p.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B2
Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford has been ruled out of No. 25 Oklahoma’s game this week at 24th-ranked Kansas, but coach Bob Stoops says any decision beyond that is yet to come.
Brownback, Roberts vote against amendment that would ban federal contracts going to companies that require arbitration in cases of sexual assault, other claims
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
In 2005, a 19-year-old Texas woman working in Iraq for federal defense contractor KBR said she was drugged and gang raped by co-workers and then held against her will in a shipping container by her employer.
Manhattan company buys Lawrence company’s concrete operations
LRM also sells asphalt operation to another Lawrence company
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
Midwest Concrete Materials already is producing and delivering concrete from a ready-mix plant it acquired Monday from LRM Industries Inc.
KU taking advantage of stimulus cash to get needed work done
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
With more than $17 million in federal stimulus dollars committed to research at Kansas University, campus leaders are positioning to earn even more in the future.
Highly compensated Baker employee files lawsuit against school
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
A man once listed as Baker University’s highest-compensated employee has filed a federal lawsuit alleging wrongful termination in 2008.
Anti-drinking message to be delivered at upcoming high school game
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
Students will have the opportunity to feel what it’s like to be drunk Friday night at the Lawrence High vs. Free State High football game at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Dr.
Princeton Review recognizes KU’s MBA program
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Princeton Review has included the master’s of business administration program at Kansas University’s School of Business in its “The Best 301 Business Schools” publication.
Recycling event to accept electronic equipment
October 19, 2009
An electronic equipment recycling event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Free State High School parking lot.
KU to meet Texas Tech at 2:30 on ABC
October 19, 2009
The Big 12 Conference announced Monday afternoon that KU-Texas Tech would meet at 2:30 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas, on a game to be televised by ABC.
Zebra mussels found in Kansas River; officials concerned about pipe clogs, but water safe
Tiny bivalves don’t affect drinking water, but can potentially wreak other havoc
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Zebra mussels are in the Kansas River, threatening to clog pipes that carry water into the city’s Kaw Water Treatment Plant.
Fifth Street apartment complex fire still under investigation
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
Investigators remained on the scene Monday of a Lawrence apartment fire that displaced several residents Sunday afternoon, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree said.
Statehouse Live: Scroggins protests Otto’s anti-Obama video
11:33 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 11:46 a.m. in print edition on A3
Legislator’s You Tube “RedNeck Rap” continues to draw opposition
Seasonal, swine flu raging across Kansas
11:29 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 05:30 p.m.
Outbreaks of seasonal and swine flu continue to be widespread across Kansas even as the first shipments of swine flu vaccine arrive in the state, health officials said Monday.
Hollywood lobbyist with Kansas political ties will step down next year
10:53 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 05:30 p.m.
The top lobbyist for Hollywood’s movie industry will leave his job next year.
Lawrence police identify person of interest, vehicle in Oct. 16 fatal hit-and-run
Suspect vehicle also located in hit-and-run
09:43 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 11:54 a.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence police have identified a person of interest and located a suspect vehicle in connection with the fatal hit-and-run on Friday that claimed the life of 20-year-old Rachel Leek.
Kansas has Medicaid backlog of 12,000 applications
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B8
Rising unemployment, the swelling ranks of the uninsured, outdated technology and the state’s budget problems have led to a backlog of 12,000 Medicaid applications in Kansas, health officials said.
LHS C-Team soccer game canceled
October 19, 2009
The Lawrence High School C-Team soccer game scheduled for Monday at Leavenworth has been canceled.
KDHE plans summit to discuss high school dropouts
October 19, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is holding a summit to help community groups reduce the number of students dropping out of school before graduating.
Kansas House committees to be realigned when Legislature convenes
October 19, 2009
One Kansas House committee will be eliminated and eight others will gain or lose members when the Legislature reconvenes in January.
Rising seas threaten coastal areas
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
This city of 20 million rose from the sea and grew into a modern showcase, with skyscrapers piercing the clouds, atop tidal flats fed by the mighty Yangtze River.
States weigh campaign rules for the Internet age
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
To promote his recent campaign for mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., Scott Wagman bought an ad that popped up online when anyone ran a Google search for his opponents’ names.
Phillies take NLCS lead, 2-1
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth provided the big swings early and the Philadelphia Phillies cruised past Los Angeles, 11-0, Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series.
New program encourages weatherization of homes
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
The White House today will release a plan to remove some of the obstacles that prevent middle-class Americans from getting energy audits and making their homes more energy-efficient.
New faces impacting Jayhawks’ defense
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino didn’t need to see much from a group of defensive newcomers to know that his team would be better off with them contributing.
Time tells
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: We do not know at this time how the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Obama will turn out.
Pump patrol
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 19, 2009.
KU festival connects students with authors
October 19, 2009
There comes a day every year when a handful students in grades six through 12 must walk up to their teachers to request the next class period’s homework assignment. The excuse? “I’m going to the Literature Festival at Kansas University.”
Vintage appeal: Memorabilia helps inspire Lawrence artist’s work
October 19, 2009
Lawrence artist Lynn Metzger’s paintings express a mixture of personal, professional, nostalgic and contemporary experiences.
Horoscopes
October 19, 2009
You’ve been entrusted with great power and will take care in deciding how best to apply it. Balance is a challenge because there will be so much going on in your life. A new mentor comes along in November to help you keep all areas in check. There’s a windfall in December. Your artistic talents will be validated in February. A dear friend will introduce you to kindred spirits in March. You could fall in love with one of them. Couples take glorious vacations together in May and October.
All aboard!
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Lawrence is on the move and on the right track!
‘Schmatta’ recalls rise, fall of U.S. middle class
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
A documentary, a call to action and a requiem all at the same time, “Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags” (8 p.m., HBO) recalls the rise, decline and fall of New York City’s garment district and presents its subject as an example of the disappearance of the American manufacturing economy, and with it, the American middle class.
Opinion differs on the wisdom of Obama staffer’s criticism of Fox
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
President Barack Obama’s communications director says it was Fox News Channel, not the White House, that picked a fight.
Horoscope for October 19, 2009
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
This year, you make waves. You seem to be unusually resourceful and flexible. If you are single, you easily could meet someone in 2010. You might even meet this person while sitting at home! If you are attached, the two of you grow closer as you spend more time together at home. Aquarius can tease you, making you laugh at yourself!
Letters reveal candid views of United Kingdom’s diplomats
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
It’s not exactly diplomatic — details of what British ambassadors really think about their foreign hosts were disclosed Sunday following the release of a series of frank, and sometimes outright rude, letters to London from embassies around the world.
Largest turtle-linked salmonella outbreak detailed in report
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
Two girls who swam with pet turtles in a backyard pool were among 107 people sickened in the largest salmonella outbreak blamed on turtles nationwide, researchers report.
Medical marijuana policy issued
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors today.
Hurricane Rick weakens in Pacific, still dangerous
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
Hurricane Rick weakened in the eastern North Pacific on Sunday but was still a dangerous storm that forecasters said could veer into resorts at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula by midweek.
Billions in unclaimed bonds spur suit
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
The federal government is facing a lawsuit over billions in unclaimed bonds that date back to the patriotic fundraising efforts of World War II, leading to a showdown between states who say they should be given the money and a Treasury Department that claims ownership.
2,000 officers patrol after 14 are killed
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
At least 2,000 police officers patrolled this coastal city Sunday and Brazilian officials pledged to host a violence-free 2016 Olympics despite bloody drug gang shootouts that left 14 people dead.
Obama weighs options for creating jobs
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama is considering all options to create jobs, including another stimulus package, while trying to pull the economy out of a deep recession and deal with a record deficit, White House advisers said Sunday.
Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Delaware’s Catholic Diocese of Wilmington filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Sunday night, on the eve of a civil trial in a high-profile sex abuse case against the diocese and a former priest.
Source: Obama waiting for final health bill
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
The White House will not commit to health care legislation that would cap insurance premiums or tax benefits, taking a wait-and-see approach as congressional negotiators seek a deal, advisers said Sunday.
Opposition: Karzai delaying election probe
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
Afghanistan’s political opposition accused President Hamid Karzai on Sunday of delaying release of a U.N.-backed investigation into fraud in the August presidential balloting and pressuring election officials to declare him the winner.
U.S. casts doubt on Afghan reliability
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
President Barack Obama will not commit more U.S. troops to Afghanistan until he is convinced that the central government can be a credible and effective U.S. partner, a senior White House aide said Sunday.
Taliban vowing to defeat army in Pakistan offensive
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories in an army campaign that could shape the future of the country’s battle against extremism.
Iran bombing kills 5 Revolutionary Guard leaders
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard and at least 37 others Sunday near the Pakistani border in the heartland of a potentially escalating Sunni insurgency.
Tide take over No. 1 spot
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
After a steady climb, Alabama has reached the top of the AP poll.
Florida, Alabama in lead in BCS standings
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
Florida, Alabama and Texas hold the top three spots in the first BCS standings and control their fates in the national championship race.
A-Rod in different state of mind this October
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
With runners on first and second in the 12th inning early Sunday, the “A-Rod!” chants started swelling at Yankee Stadium. Only thing is, All-Star Mark Teixeira was still at-bat.
Chargers trying to catch Broncos
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B4
The San Diego Chargers don’t want to call their showdown with the Denver Broncos a must-win. They certainly know it’s a can’t-lose game.
Halloween party help needed
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., needs eight volunteers this Friday for its Halloween event for young children.
Pilot Club sale will assist local agencies
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Pilot Club Antique Show and Sale is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds at 19th and Harper streets.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
A day after Kansas University wide receiver Bradley McDougald made a short cameo at defensive back in a 34-30 road loss to Colorado, KU coach Mark Mangino said the true freshman from Dublin, Ohio, will play both offense and defense for the remainder of the season in an effort to add depth to a struggling secondary.
Health care critic to speak at KU
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
T.R. Reid, a health care critic and commentator for National Public Radio, will discuss why he thinks the nation’s health care system is failing.
VFW collecting goods for homeless
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Veterans of Foreign Wars post is accepting donations to help the homeless.
Tonganoxie police officer follows in father’s footsteps
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
At 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2003, Leavenworth County dispatch made its final call for Tonganoxie police Lt. Mark Williams.
Winless no more
Field goals, defense lead Chiefs to first victory
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
In the locker room, the quarterback presented the game ball to the rookie head coach, who was still wet from the celebratory sideline ice bath. The coach then gave the ball to Mr. Irrelevant, a player no longer worthy of his nickname.
Reesing makes cut for Unitas award
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing was one of 10 players to make the cut as a candidate for the 2009 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented to the country’s top senior college quarterback.
Kansas soccer falls, 2-1
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lisa Silwinski’s goal in the 107th minute gave Baylor a 2-1 overtime soccer victory over Kansas University on Sunday.
School district hopes budget stretches far enough
More state cuts may be coming, and the outlook for 2010-2011 is simply anybody’s guess
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence school district’s budget was slashed by $2.5 million by the time the first bell rang in the 2009-2010 school year.
25 years ago: Kassebaum speaks about Cold War
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
Despite the Soviet boycott of mutual arms reduction talks in Vienna and the Soviet walkout during arms taks in Geneva, there were indications the Soviet Union and the United States were moving toward arms control talks, U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum told a Kansas University audience. There are “clear and convincing reasons” for the Soviet Union to return to the bargaining table, the Kansas Republican said in talks at KU and at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce session.
White House press tension nothing new
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
One year after 9/11, the White House gave the only interview with President George W. Bush to CBS’ Scott Pelley, who knew the president from Texas.
Tough talk
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: “[L]ike-minded male wimps around the world, idolize Michael J. Fox instead of John Wayne.”
No change
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
The cause of journalistic freedom in Russia is no better than it ever was despite Medvedev’s ‘rule of law.’
Activist to protest lawmaker’s video
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
An activist says he will stage a protest today against state Rep. Bill Otto for his “RedNeck Rap” video that the lawmaker posted on YouTube, and which has been criticized as racist.
Wild Women are on ‘wanted’ list
Wild West re-enactment group conducting tryouts for new members
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
There was a soccer game Sunday morning in Topeka. The unusual part was that it was horse hooves, not human feet, kicking around the ball inside the Round-Up Club in southwest Topeka.
Social services struggle with cuts
Agencies hope they won’t suffer more budget reductions
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Public schools and higher education get much of the attention in the debate over what to do about the state budget crisis.
A piece of home: KU students suggest items for college care packages
October 19, 2009
With the fall semester halfway done but the holidays still out of grasp, it might be time to send a little love from home to your friend or family member who’s at college.
It’s too early to call 2010 U.S. Senate race
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
In the GOP Senate race between two Kansas congressmen, Jerry Moran, second from right, now has a $2 million cash advantage over Todd Tiahrt, left. They’re vying to replace Sam Brownback, right.
Starting icemaker may not require plumber
October 19, 2009
If your new refrigerator comes equipped with an icemaker, you may not need to call the plumber to hook it up.
Sheriff: Balloon boy story a hoax, charges expected
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show, authorities said Sunday, and the boy’s parents will likely face felony charges.
Mix daywear, eveningwear to achieve casual chic
October 19, 2009
The little black dress — and recently, the tiny little black dress — are anything but basic. Pick a black lace dress for a femme fatale look, or pull on patterned tights and rock ‘n’ roll, studded heels with a sweet, black bubble dress for a bit of surprising edge. Other design details, like a short front hem and longer back hem, make the little black dress endlessly interesting.
Bed-and-breakfast offers quaint piece of history
October 19, 2009
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Stone House Along the Oregon Trail in Tecumseh is now a bed-and-breakfast, but it is also known as the Eli Hopkins House in recognition of its original owner.
The road to 100: Children born this century more likely than ever before to become centenarians
October 19, 2009
Today’s babies will be tomorrow’s centenarians. A new report says that reaching the age of 100 may become ordinary for most American babies born since 2000. How will living for a century affect our kids? And what quality of life awaits those who live this long?
Tips for taking accurate temperatures
October 19, 2009
Beyond specifically following the instructions on your thermometer, here is advice from doctors on getting accurate readings on possible fever:
Forgiveness, gratitude keys to spiritual success
October 19, 2009
Jillian Quinn says she’s always shown a sunny disposition despite all the hardships she has encountered throughout her life, including the miscarriage of her third child.
The Edge
October 19, 2009
• ‘Finding It’ (Books) • ‘Uncharted 2’ (Games) • Backstreet Boys (CDs)
Perchance to dream: Cut out the habits robbing you of a good night’s sleep
October 19, 2009
Not enough sleep — it’s a problem facing millions of Americans, and its causes could be rooted in a wide array of different behaviors and diseases.
Try some creepy cupcakes
October 19, 2009
If you’re looking for easy, no-recipe-needed Halloween treats, these creeped-out cupcakes are an eerily good choice. In one, a traditional frosted cupcake falls victim to a bat attack. In the other, they take a slimy, almost radioactive, turn.
Food synergy: New studies suggest certain pairings pack nutritional powerhouse
October 19, 2009
For today’s nutrition scientists, one plus one equals three. It’s not just about eating the right foods any more: the “superfoods,” such as broccoli, sweet potatoes, almonds and blueberries. These days, it’s also about how you put them together.
Be smart about insurance: Be careful when shopping for policy
October 19, 2009
Shopping around for a good neighbor? Hoping to be in good hands? Choosing the best auto insurance isn’t always so easy — even for a caveman.
40 years ago: KU fastest-growing school in state
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
Figures showed that Kansas University was the largest and fastest-growing school in the state. There were 15,840 full-time fall semester students here, a rise of nearly 1,100 from the previous fall’s total.
Fit to sip: Fatherhood inspires Lawrence resident’s invention
October 19, 2009
If you’re a parent, there’s a great possibility you’ve been in Brent Ireland’s shoes. Many times the Lawrence resident had been in public with his two daughters, only to realize he forgot to put a sippy cup in the diaper bag.
Lawrence Public Schools Elementary Lunch Menu
October 19, 2009
Parts of speech: Debaters break down what makes a good orator
October 19, 2009
Nearly 38 million people watched President Barack Obama’s inaugural address in January — the most since Ronald Reagan’s inauguration. More than 50 million watched his first address to Congress.
Cowboy clientele: Lawrence stylist doing hair extensions for Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders
October 19, 2009
Christina Frazier doesn’t have the typical hair salon clientele. Frazier, Lawrence resident and owner of Connections for Hair in Overland Park, travels to Dallas every month to work with some of the most recognized women in Texas — the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
100 years ago: 4-year-old loses use of leg
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 19, 1909: As a result of infantile paralysis, William Layport, the four-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. P. W. Layport, 1548 Mass., is a cripple in one leg. John Layport, his brother, three years old, was also down with the terrible affliction but is now entirely recovered and shows no ill effects from the deadly disease. The boys had been sick for about a year while doctors tried to determine the cause.
Elvis’ hair sells for $15K at auction
October 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley’s head when he joined the Army in 1958 has sold for $15,000 at a Chicago auction house.
Library top 10
October 19, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.
It’s too early for the Giants to panic
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Statement game? The Giants had better hope not.
UConn CB fatally stabbed
Fight broke out after on-campus dance
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Connecticut football player who was an expectant father was stabbed to death early Sunday after an on-campus dance, just hours after helping his team to a homecoming victory.
Kansas will beat Sooners
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Members of the local Pessimist Breakfast Club — they know who they are — between complaints about the texture of the eggs and the weakness of the coffee undoubtedly are grousing about how, if the Kansas University football team can’t defeat reeling Colorado, then it’s curtains for KU on Saturday against Oklahoma.
Woolridge thrilled with visit to Allen Fieldhouse
October 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Royce Woolridge, who orally committed to Kansas University as a sophomore in high school, has never second-guessed his decision to become a Jayhawk.
Bicyclist’s influence was felt by many
12:00 a.m., October 19, 2009 Updated 11:21 a.m. in print edition on A1
At Wheatfields Bakery on Saturday morning, business continued as usual during the breakfast shift at the popular Lawrence restaurant. But the mood for both employees and regular customers was understandably somber, said chef Phillip Toevs, as they mourned the death of 20-year-old Rachel Leek, above center, who had worked at the bakery at Ninth and Vermont streets for the past two years.