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South Dakota bison roundup The day in photos, October 20, 2009 Rachel Leek
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Polls
Who should be responsible for making sure students are eating a healthy lunch?

Poll results

Response Percent
The parent or guardian by packing a healthy meal to bring to school
 
43%
The school district, which prepares the meal
 
27%
The state or federal government by providing the money to the school district to ensure all students get a healthy meal
 
24%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 849
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
A Zebra Mussel that was found in the Kansas River is shown with a dime. Several thousand of these mussels have been found in the river. The species’ rapid reproduction and colonization already force municipalities, utilities and other industrial operations nationwide to spend $1 billion a year on control efforts. Zebra mussels found in Kansas River; officials concerned about pipe clogs, but water safe
October 19, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Zebra mussels are in the Kansas River, threatening to clog pipes that carry water into the city’s Kaw Water Treatment Plant.
10:00 a.m.
Online chat
Swine flu and the vaccine
October 20, 2009
Barbara Schnitker, director of clinical services at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and a registered nurse, will answer questions about the swine flu, the vaccine for it, and the upcoming immunization clinics.
11:30 a.m.
Online chat
Swine flu and the vaccine
October 20, 2009
Barbara Schnitker, director of clinical services at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and a registered nurse, will answer questions about the swine flu, the vaccine for it, and the upcoming immunization clinics.
12:30 p.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. KU taking advantage of stimulus cash to get needed work done
October 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
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.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University’s School of Music is organizing an “Iron Chef”-style competition for composition students such as Jeremiah Li, pictured above. A performance from the event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Scores to settle: KU staging first Iron Composer event to give music students taste of innovation on deadline
October 20, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In the world of music composition, trash-talking just doesn’t work.

All stories

Discovery of meth lab in city park a cause for concern
05:14 p.m., October 20, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A4
The discovery of an apparent methamphetamine lab in a city park is cause for concern, police and other city workers said Tuesday.
Study recommends school lunches include more fruits, veggies and whole grains
More veggies, fruit called for
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence superintendent Rick Doll eats lunch about once a week at one of the schools. On Tuesday, he had a roast beef sandwich, a smattering of vegetables, fruits and a salad.
Herd of wild bison being moved from South Dakota to Kansas’ Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
Leaders of a national park in the Kansas Flint Hills are close to completing a project to obtain a herd of wild bison for visitors of the park to see.
Statehouse Live: Senate sends NBAF funding to Obama; Illinois breezes past Kansas in wind energy capacity, according to new report
October 20, 2009
Association’s latest report shows 10 states, including Kansas, with 1,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity.
Senate approves $32 million in funding for NBAF
Bill now goes to Obama
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Senate has approved $32 million for a massive Kansas lab aimed at research on foot-and-mouth and other diseases.
Unemployment boosts uninsured tally even higher in 2009
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
About 27,000 more Kansans lost health coverage during the first eight months of this year because of job losses, bringing the total number of uninsured adults to 293,000.
Attorney general worried budget problems may slow KBI investigations
12:31 p.m., October 20, 2009 Updated 11:55 p.m. in print edition on B10
Attorney General Steve Six worries that some crimes in Kansas may stay unsolved longer because of budget problems facing the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
County to postpone decision on reclamation plan for quarry
11:47 a.m., October 20, 2009 Updated 02:53 p.m. in print edition on A3
Although county officials originally thought they would reach a final decision Wednesday night on reclamation plans for a quarry west of Lawrence near the Shawnee County line, it appears that won’t happen.
Army phases out wounded soldier unit at Fort Leavenworth
October 20, 2009
The Army has deactivated a wounded soldier unit at Fort Leavenworth.
Angels trim lead to 2-1
Mathis’ walkoff downs Yankees
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B4
When Derek Jeter led off Game 3 with a homer into the bullpen, this AL championship series seemed uncomplicated. Power hitting and steady pitching appeared to be driving New York to the World Series.
Will Brazil pursue nuclear weapons?
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A7
Latin America has long prided itself on being the world’s most populated nuclear weapons-free region, but recent statements by top Brazilian and Venezuelan officials are making many of us wonder for how long that will be the case.
H1N1 vaccine arrives
Health department workers go over plans for 1st clinic
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
The first shipment of swine flu vaccines arrived Monday at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Halloween craft project a monster hit
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C2
Straight from the breakfast table, here’s a craft that children can do to help decorate for Halloween night.
Keep Halloween safe with a few poison control tips
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
While Halloween is typically one of the highlights of a child’s year, it can be less fun for parents, who fret about everything from buying or making the right costume to the safety of the goodies in the trick or treat bag.
People in the news
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for October 20, 2009.
Higher unemployment rates could be the ‘new normal’
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
Even with an economic revival, many U.S. jobs lost during the recession may be gone forever and a weak employment market could linger for years.
Census Bureau to count gay couples for first time in upcoming 2010 tally
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C10
The computers of the U.S. Census Bureau collected data about same-sex couples in the last census and, in effect, responded: “does not compute.”
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
Aaron Miles will play pro basketball in Greece once again this season. The 26-year-old former Kansas University point guard, who competed for Panionios on Telecoms Athens in 2008-09, has signed a one-year deal with Aris BSA — a franchise located in Thessaloniki.
Mexico cuts down trees to save butterfly reserve
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
Authorities who have struggled to stop illegal logging in Mexico’s famed monarch butterfly reserve now are cutting down thousands of trees themselves to fight an unprecedented infestation of deadly bark beetles.
Rick weakens to tropical storm
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A6
A dangerous category 5 hurricane just two days earlier, Rick weakened to a tropical storm late Monday as it headed toward the resorts on the southern tip of Baja California, where two people were killed by high waves.
In budget crisis, Hawaii goes to 4-day school week
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
At a time when President Barack Obama is pushing for more time in the classroom, his home state has created the nation’s shortest school year under a new union contract that closes schools on most Fridays for the remainder of the academic calendar.
Astronomers find 32 more planets
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
European astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop.
U.N.-backed panel confirms massive Afghan election fraud
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
U.N.-backed fraud investigators on Monday threw out nearly a third of President Hamid Karzai’s votes from the August election, undercutting his claim of victory and stepping up the pressure for him to accept a runoff.
USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pigs
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
At least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States.
Scientist faces charges of spying
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
A scientist credited with helping discover evidence of water on the moon was arrested Monday on charges of attempting to pass along classified information to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.
Leaders vow reprisals after bombing deaths
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iran vowed retaliation Monday after accusing Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain of aiding Sunni militants who stunned the Islamic regime with a suicide bombing that killed top Revolutionary Guard commanders and dozens of others.
Army strikes deal with anti-U.S. militants
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s army, in the midst of a major new offensive against Taliban militants, has struck deals to keep two powerful, anti-U.S. tribal chiefs from joining the battle against the government, officials said Monday.
Balloon boy charges may come next week
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they weighed felony charges and sought to determine who else might have helped the alleged balloon-boy hoax get off the ground.
Target joins price war on books
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
Target Corp. has thrown itself into a heated online price war on books.
Keep market gains in perspective
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
Someone asked me if I was excited when the Dow once again hit the 10,000-point mark. Nope.
Tonganoxie explores property tax rebate
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B8
Tonganoxie wants to stay competitive when it comes to attracting new homeowners into the city, but city leaders area awaiting word from the Kansas attorney general’s office before it offers any tax incentives.
Horoscope for October 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, you waver between recluse and reflective, and extroverted and assertive. This back-and-forth works, though it could draw some interesting reactions. If you are single, you’ll meet people with ease this winter. If you are attached, a certain excitement infuses your relationship. Sagittarius pampers you.
KU-MU volleyball match time set
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Kansas volleyball match scheduled for Saturday versus Missouri has been given a 7:30 p.m. start time.
KU men’s golf team in fourth place
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
Nate Barbee and Jeff Bell both fired second-round 71s to help the Kansas men’s golf team improve on its first round score by 12 strokes and enter the final round in fourth place at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate at Blue Hills Country Club.
KU volleyball to host Jayhawks For a Cure
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University volleyball team will participate in the 2009-10 Jayhawks For a Cure campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when it hosts UMKC for a 6:30 p.m. match.
Lions’ Lunte shoots career low, places 25th
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High junior Kathryn Lunte led the city qualifers Monday at the Class 6A state golf tournament at Dodge City Country Club.
FSHS shuts out Mill Valley
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Free State soccer team shut out Mill Valley, 4-0, on Monday night at Mill Valley High.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Oklahoma football team might be down by its own lofty standards — struggling to a 3-3 record to start the year and having dropped to No. 25 after losing two of their last three games — but Kansas University coach Mark Mangino is far from comfortable heading into the teams’ 2:30 p.m. matchup Saturday in Lawrence.
K.C. Chiefs cut victory party short, return to work
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
By the time their plane got airborne, all partying had ceased for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Up for grabs
Mangino: It’s going to be a wild race for North title
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
A victory over a one-win Colorado team Saturday would have put the Kansas University football team alone atop the Big 12 North standings and in prime position to battle for its first outright division crown.
KI hosts October breakfast presentation
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
Kansas International will host a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive.
Story overkill
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have always admired the Journal-World for their outstanding journalism and accuracy, but I must say I’m very disappointed by the handling of the Brady Morningstar story.
Big government
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The health care package coming down the pipe does not address the major issues (problems) of the current health care system.
Teachers are a key part of economic recovery
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A7
Teaching is very hard work, but many people are very good at it.
Prevention
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A7
A disturbing case in Florida shows why so many people are terrified at the prospect of seeking health care.
5K race to include military students
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A4
An upcoming 5K fundraiser at Clinton Lake will serve as a training ground for a dozen students at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
Art auction a boost for AIDS Project
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
Leaders with the Douglas County AIDS Project are hoping the organization’s 20th anniversary will give a fundraising boost to the annual Red Ribbon Art Auction.
Pump patrol
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 20, 2009.
Kidcast: Sam McCleary
October 20, 2009
Kidcast for October 19, 2009.
Attorney: Arrests coming in Howard case
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Bloomfield man will be arrested in the stabbing death of a University of Connecticut football player, his lawyer said Monday night, as police continued to sort out what happened during a fight outside a school-sponsored dance over the weekend.
Rollins lifts Phillies in ninth
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B4
They were one out from defeat. A moment later, Jimmy Rollins put the Fightin’ Phils within one win of the World Series.
Share the Warmth begins this week
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
Scotch Fabric Care will be collecting coats for its 23rd annual Scotch Share the Warmth program from Wednesday through Nov. 25.
Raiders’ trials set for this weekend
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
Tryouts for next summer’s Lawrence Raiders Legion baseball team will be this weekend.
Royal’s special teams TDs ignite Denver
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
Eddie Royal became the first player in Broncos history to return a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the same game, leading undefeated Denver to a wild 34-23 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.
Hints reveal donor
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
If you’ve been to a Free State High football game, you certainly noticed the stately stone structure in the south end zone.
25 years ago: Committee to explore waterside resorts in Kansas
October 20, 2009
The Kansas Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discussing possible incentives to attract developers of waterside resorts in Kansas. Sen. Fred Kerr headed the groups and said Kansas was underselling the sites for such development.
40 years ago: Bank construction progresses
October 20, 2009
Construction progress was reported as good on the new First National Bank tower building at Ninth and Massachusetts. Cost was to run about $2 million.
100 years ago: Reward offered for bank robber information
October 20, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 20, 1909: A reward of $650 is being offered for the capture of Ross Bullock who is a known murderer and bank robber. He has been sighted but remains at large.
Scores to settle: KU staging first Iron Composer event to give music students taste of innovation on deadline
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
In the world of music composition, trash-talking just doesn’t work.
Double Take: Teen daughter wants to date 21-year-old
October 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Samantha: I’m having a hard time knowing how to handle my daughter’s relationship.
Trial ordered in rape, kidnapping case
Woman describes being attacked getting into car
October 20, 2009 in print edition on A4
It happened in an instant.
A prophet of dark profits on ‘Frontline’
October 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
“Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) producer Michael Kirk has found a great human-interest story at the heart of the financial meltdown and profiles several villains of the swindle whose names do not include “George,” “W.” or “Bush.”