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Should there be limits placed on how much a patient can sue for in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
60%
No
 
32%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 1547
KU football has six more games in the regular season. How many of those games will the Jayhawks win?

Poll results

Response Percent
3
 
32%
4
 
32%
5
 
13%
2
 
13%
6
 
5%
1
 
2%
0
 
0%
Total 205
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence improv troupe Those People include (from left) Garrett Kelly, Spencer Lott, Amy Virginia Buchanan, Chris McGillivray, Doug Altman and Alex Nichols. Theater of the Absurd: Those People Improv take the art of being funny very seriously
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 1C
There’s always that risk of failure … That’s what makes improv more fun than something scripted, says Alex Nicols of Lawrence’s Those People improv troupe….
6:00 a.m.
Capt. Sean Patton, a 2001 Lawrence High School and West Point graduate, talks about his experiences at the military academy and his service in Iraq during a visit Thursday to LHS. Army captain comes home to Lawrence to tell students about his war stories
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
After graduating from Lawrence High School in 2001, Capt. Sean Patton enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 2005. He’s completed officer basic training, Ranger training and jump school — as in jumping out of airplanes — before being assigned to his first platoon with the 101st Airborne Division. He was 23.
10:00 a.m.
Sisters Imogene Kilgore, left, and Mary Jo Elston have been attending local high school football games for the past 50 years, often arriving an hour and a half early to ensure a good seat on the 50-yard line. Two sisters make Lawrence High football their Friday night attraction
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
If Lawrence High School’s playing football, it’s a sure bet that sisters Mary Jo Elston and Imogene Kilgore will be in the stands.
2:00 p.m.
Stefanie Blunck, a student who lives near Lawrence’s sister city of Eutin, Germany, has participated in internships at PEC Engineering and Berry Plastics in Lawrence. German student sees local firms firsthand in sister-city program
October 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
An internship swap program between Lawrence and its German sister city may be expanding in years to come.
7:04 p.m.
Free State players stretch as Lawrence High runs through warmups prior to kickoff Friday at Free State High School. FINAL: Torneden’s big day leads Free State to 42-14 victory over LHS
6:24 p.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 11:32 p.m.
Free State’s Camren Torneden scored touchdowns on his first three carries, leading the Firebirds to the 28-point win.

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FINAL: Torneden’s big day leads Free State to 42-14 victory over LHS
06:24 p.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 11:32 p.m.
Free State’s Camren Torneden scored touchdowns on his first three carries, leading the Firebirds to the 28-point win.
Rock Chalk Chant among 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University teams have won a lot of awards, but now even KU’s chant is a winner. Chanting Rock Chalk Jayhawk was elected Friday as one of the top “8 Wonders of Kansas Customs.”
Tuition-proposal, president’s ambition stir turmoil at Haskell
02:54 p.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 02:59 p.m.
A controversial proposal to charge tuition at a subsidized federal college for American Indians continues to stir unrest at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Lawrence woman a victim of ‘honest thief’
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
When Lois Liebert, 82, had her purse stolen Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa, she went home and started the extensive process of canceling credit cards and making other arrangements.
Douglas County Health Department cancels swine flu innoculations because of low supply
Only one clinic will be held next week
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
Enough vaccine is expected to be available for just one clinic next week.
5 beneficiaries of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announced
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will collect funds this year to benefit five Lawrence organizations.
Legislator says payments to school districts may have to be reduced
Education knocks potential $70 million hole in state budget
11:34 a.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 01:13 p.m.
New students in Kansas’ public schools and declining property values have punched what could become a $70 million hole in the state’s already shaky budget, a top education official confirmed Friday.
Suspect in Kansas City, Kan., home invasion taken into custody in North Lawrence
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
A person wanted in connection with a home invasion in Kansas City, Kan., during which two of the suspects were shot, was apprehended Friday morning in North Lawrence.
Statehouse Live: Last Call shooter has issue before Kansas Supreme Court
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
The state’s highest court will consider Jackson’s appeal on violent offender registration requirement
Police identify driver of car involved in fatal hit-and-run
09:46 a.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 11:31 a.m. in print edition on B1
Lawrence police have identified the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 20-year-old woman early the morning of Oct. 16 as she was riding her bicycle on Tennessee Street.
State Board of Education continues search for next leader
October 23, 2009
The Kansas State Board of Education plans to meet Monday to continue planning the search for a new education commissioner.
Woman taken to Topeka hospital after hitting deer on SLT
07:13 a.m., October 23, 2009 Updated 05:57 p.m. in print edition on B2
A 27-year-old Topeka woman was listed in serious condition late Friday afternoon at a Topeka hospital after a rollover accident about one mile west of Lawrence.
KU student arrested after climbing through window, into bed with woman
October 23, 2009
A 20-year-old KU student was arrested Friday morning after climbing through his neighbor’s window and getting into bed with her.
Primal fears: The best horror films of the decade
October 23, 2009 in print edition on C1
An unexplored cave system. A quarantined apartment complex. What was that noise?
People in the news
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for October 23, 2009.
U.S. belief in global warming is cooling
October 23, 2009 in print edition on C8
Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming.
FDA warns: Swine flu scams lurk on the Internet
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A8
Air “sterilizers.” A photon machine. Supplement pills to boost the immune system. Protective shampoos and face masks. Even fake Tamiflu. These and other products making bogus claims to prevent or treat swine flu are flooding the Internet as scam artists prey on the public’s fears while the vaccine is delayed and real Tamiflu is rationed.
Kan., Okla. livestock drill aimed at curbing disease
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B10
Trucks that could be hauling livestock along the Kansas and Oklahoma border were detained and their drivers questioned Thursday, during a drill aimed at protecting the food supply from foot-and-mouth disease.
Northwest Airline crew overshot Minneapolis airport by 150 miles
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two Northwest Airlines pilots failed to make radio contact with ground controllers for more than an hour and overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles before discovering the mistake and turning around.
Panel advances regulatory proposal
Businesses protest move to direct Wall Street
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B9
A federal agency to regulate home loans, credit cards, savings accounts and other financial services won the approval of a House committee on Thursday despite complaints from banks and businesses.
Declaring war on Fox News isn’t smart
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A9
Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a live pollster. Now he’s put a horse’s head in Roger Ailes’ bed.
Rec calendar
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
Lawrence Bicycle Club Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail pcorcoran@sunflower.com.
Media darlings
But seriously, folks, Self likes his squad
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Bill Self says his Big 12-favorite Jayhawks are “doing fine” in the early preseason.
‘White Collar’ is newest buddy show
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
Buddy cop shows have been around for so long they’re no longer exclusive to cops or even buddies.
Horoscope for October 23, 2009
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, others find that you are unusually anchored. You want to prioritize, and you will. Remember, many people need you to come through for them. If you are single, meeting people just happens. You don’t need to hunt or look for someone. If you are attached, the two of you really enjoy each other much more than in recent years. Capricorn can be a fascinating person to chat with.
Lengthy recovery results in pessimism
October 23, 2009 in print edition on C8
The stock market’s moving up and some economists are declaring an end to the recession. So, why are people still so pessimistic?
Garbage trucks lead to discovery of dead girl
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A8
After 7-year-old Somer Thompson vanished on her way home from school, investigators tailed nine garbage trucks from her neighborhood to a Georgia landfill nearly 50 miles away, then picked through the trash as each rig spilled its load.
CDC: 1 in 5 kids had flu-like illness this month
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A8
About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.
Missing teenager found safe at bank
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B10
A 17-year-old Lehigh girl who went missing earlier this week was found safe in northeast Kansas on Thursday after a man believed to have abducted her dropped her off at a bank, authorities said.
Government unveils broad effort to limit executive pay
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
The government zeroed in on corporate excess and recklessness Thursday with deep, unprecedented cuts in executive compensation at companies living on taxpayer money and a move to wield veto power over pay policy at thousands of banks to limit risk-taking.
300-plus arrested in drug cartel sting
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., authorities arrested more than 300 people in a sting that demonstrates an upstart cartel’s vast reach north of the border.
Nine deaths linked to robes; recall expanded
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Highly flammable women’s robes sold by Blair LLC are now linked to nine deaths, and the company is expanding a recall to include more products imported from the Pakistani manufacturer.
Earthquake strikes Afghanistan, Pakistan
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
A strong earthquake centered in the towering Hindu Kush mountains shook a wide area of eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan early today, swaying buildings in the Afghan and Pakistani capitals.
Hate crime protections extended to gays
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.
Going to the game? Go early
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
With Lawrence High and Free State High playing a football game on campus for the first time tonight, be advised. “Arrive early … absolutely,” Free State athletic director Mike Hill said. “Car-pooling would be very beneficial.”
Homeowners should beware of ‘green scams’
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B9
It sounds as if you have become the latest victim of the growing number of “green” scams, in which fly-by-night contractors or salespeople line their pockets by targeting environmentally conscious homeowners.
KU to host Education Career Fair on Nov. 4
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B9
The University Career Center at Kansas University will sponsor its 10th annual Education Career Fair from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Kansas Union Ballroom, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
Cottonwood CEO earns leadership award
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B9
Sharon Spratt, CEO of Cottonwood Inc., received the Mark Elmore Award for Distinguished Leadership at the 2009 InterHab Annual Conference on Oct. 9 in Wichita.
Lynn Electric appoints general sales manager
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B9
Kevin Lashley has been appointed general sales manager at Lynn Electric and Communications Inc.
Don’t forget to look at the bright side
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A9
A gorgeous fall is here on the upper Mississippi, but among the old grumblers I drink cheap coffee with, the mood these days is dark, because of low interest rates and the advance of the glaciers, which is why I, sunny optimist that I am, seek out the company of the young and ebullient and drink $4 coffee, but sometimes you get stuck next to some old guy in a plaid shirt who gives you an earful about Wall Street bonuses and how the game is rigged in favor of the custom-tailored suits, and you must be polite and listen.
Jobs, jobs, jobs!
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A9
So we are engaged in a “jobless recovery.” Real recovery will come only when new millions are put back to work.
Kansas medical board’s executive director resigns
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A5
The executive director of the board that licenses and regulates doctors in Kansas has resigned, board officials confirmed Thursday.
KU organization to offer pumpkin carving
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Dance Marathon organization will be host to a pumpkin carving and painting event on Monday.
Tonganoxie allowed to annex 237 acres
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
Leavenworth county commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to allow Tonganoxie to expand by 237 acres in an island annexation south of town.
LHS, FSHS classes to have joint reunion
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
Graduates from the Class of 1999 from both Lawrence High and Free State High are putting rivalries aside for a joint 10-year reunion this weekend.
Pump patrol
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 23, 2009.
German student sees local firms firsthand in sister-city program
Internship swap agreement could be growing as Lawrence and Eutin, Germany, boost relationship
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A3
An internship swap program between Lawrence and its German sister city may be expanding in years to come.
OU backup QB Jones has endured trial by fire
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
Less than halfway through his first game as the backup to Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford, Landry Jones got called on to make his Oklahoma debut much earlier than expected.
Richey out as FSHS tennis coach
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Journal-World learned recently that John Richey is no longer coaching boys and girls tennis at Free State High.
LHS: ‘We probably need to play a perfect game’
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High’s football players know that the field will be slanted against them today when they travel to Free State High for the 7 p.m. kickoff of this year’s City Showdown.
Favored Firebirds wary of underdog Lawrence
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Former teammates Matt Cole and Jamal Brown will be on opposite sidelines at tonight’s City Showdown.
Lions net straight-game sweep
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High volleyball swept Free State in the City Showdown.
L.A. survives after blowing late lead
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B5
Just when all looked lost, the Los Angeles Angels took a cue from an old friend.
KU men’s basketball notebook
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University freshman center Jeff Withey will miss four to six weeks of practice after suffering a stress fracture in his right knee earlier this week in practice.
Spotlight often can be harsh in sports
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
It’s getting awfully hard to hide anymore.
Cable won’t be charged
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable won’t face charges after being investigated over allegations that he assaulted one of his assistants, ending a two-month saga that was a cloud over the team’s season.
Net Worth: Say cheese: Oops, you have been photobombed
October 23, 2009 in print edition on C1
It was senior picture day at my high school.
‘Amelia’ goes on autopilot
October 23, 2009 in print edition on C2
“Amelia” has magnificent period settings and airplanes and majestic aerial photography. It boasts the two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, perfectly cast as Amelia Earhart, with Richard Gere as Earhart’s promoter-publisher husband, George Putnam.
25 years ago: Legislative candidates discuss tax reclassification
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A9
Local legislative candidates were putting special emphasis on tax reclassification as they appeared at various gatherings prior to the elections. There also were the traditional discussions about liquor by the drink, parimutuel betting and disposal of hazardous wastes.
100 years ago: Governor cites lack of practical education as cause for divorce
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 23, 1909: “Gov. Stubbs visited the state manual training normal school in Pittsburg today and in a talk attributed one-fourth of the present number of divorces to the lack of practical education along the lines of household duties. ‘No matter whether a woman marries a millionaire or a salaried man,’ Stubbs said, ‘if she has the ability she can keep harmony in the home.’”
Big 12 men’s capsules
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
The following capsules break down the Big 12 teams outside of Lawrence for the upcoming hoops season.
City readies for new growth
Conference focuses on economic opportunities
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
Experts say Kansas is poised to foster economic growth through advancements in energy, bioscience, transportation and agriculture. And Lawrence is poised to feed the economic engine.
Panel: NASA should skip moon
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
NASA needs to make a major detour on its grand plans to return astronauts to the moon, a special independent panel told the White House Thursday.
Norway releases tax list showing everyone’s income
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
It’s the moment nosy Norwegian neighbors have been waiting for — the release of official records showing the annual income and overall wealth of nearly every taxpayer in the Scandinavian country.
Free State wins gymnastics league
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
Free State won the Sunflower League gymnastics championship on Thursday at Olathe East.
Aikman stunned by KU
October 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football fans are hopeful that Oklahoma’s quarterback situation leads to a repeat of some history in 1984. That’s when OU came here with its top quarterback injured and a promising but untested freshman from Henryetta, Okla., as the only alternative. That sacrificial lamb? Troy Aikman.
62-year-old dies from swine flu virus
Northeast Kansas man had underlying health conditions, KDHE says
October 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 62-year-old northeast Kansas man has become the ninth person to die from the swine flu virus in Kansas.