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High School Cross Country Regionals KU vs. Oklahoma The day in photos, October 24, 2009
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Polls
KU football has five games remaining in the regular season. How many of those games will the Jayhawks win?

Poll results

Response Percent
3
 
33%
2
 
31%
1
 
13%
4
 
10%
0
 
8%
5
 
3%
Total 2887
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Oklahoma?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jacob Branstetter
 
64%
Other
 
16%
Jake Sharp
 
10%
Ryan Murphy
 
4%
D.J. Beshears
 
4%
Chris Harris
 
0%
Total 68
If you had the choice of these two options for KU's football team, which would you pick?

Poll results

Response Percent
A loss to Colorado and a win over Oklahoma
 
70%
A win over Colorado and a loss to Oklahoma
 
25%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 212
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Free State quarterback Camren Torneden, left, directs his teammates in their school fight song after the Firebirds' fourth consecutive win over crosstown rival Lawrence High on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 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.
6:00 a.m.
An aerial view of Free State High School's stadium before the Firebirds took on the Lawrence High Lions Friday night. The Firebirds claimed their fourth straight victory in the crosstown rivalry. Early ‘Birds
October 24, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Anyone with a 7:30 p.m. dinner date Friday night could have stayed at Free State High for 20 minutes, seen all he needed to see of the football game and still made it to the table in time for the first course.
10:00 a.m.
Brandon Woods Retirement Community human resources director Margaret Ostronic, left, talks with Susan Simmons, of Lawrence, about employment opportunities Friday during the Community Career Connection at Pinnacle Career Institute. Hundreds turn out for employment fair
October 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Word of a job fair, job-search seminars and networking opportunities reached all the way to Ottawa, and Mark Clemens wasn’t about to miss out.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe throws a pass during pregame warmups at Memorial Stadium, Friday, Oct. 24, 2009. FINAL: Oklahoma overwhelms Kansas, 35-13
12:20 p.m., October 24, 2009 Updated 9:33 p.m.
The Sooners’ defense intercepted KU’s Todd Reesing three times in the first half and held the Jayhawks without a touchdown in the first 55 minutes.
7:30 p.m.
Lawrence High football players, from left, Dom Reiske, senior; Taylor Coleman, senior, and Darrin Sorem, junior, have a laugh over breakfast before school at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 W. 22nd St. Terrace. Each game day, team members meet for breakfast at the church and bring in donations for the food pantry. Good works from the gridiron
October 24, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Food and football often go hand-in-hand. Players eat truckloads before and after games, and spectators master the art of cheering with a hot dog in hand. The grub and gridiron made another connection this fall when an alert mom realized the boys suiting up for the Lawrence High football team could help others in the community, too.

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FINAL: Oklahoma overwhelms Kansas, 35-13
12:20 p.m., October 24, 2009 Updated 09:33 p.m.
The Sooners’ defense intercepted KU’s Todd Reesing three times in the first half and held the Jayhawks without a touchdown in the first 55 minutes.
People in the news
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D7
People in the news for October 24, 2009.
House health care legislation exceeds $1 trillion price tag
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
Health care legislation taking shape in the House carries a price tag of at least $1 trillion over a decade, significantly higher than the target President Barack Obama has set, congressional officials said Friday as they struggled to finish work on the measure for a vote early next month.
Underground artist’s latest work the Book of Genesis
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D5
His religious upbringing might well be as unorthodox as the psychedelic-inspired comic-strip characters that have made R. Crumb the most famous underground artist of his time.
Around and about
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D3
Around and about for October 24, 2009.
Club news
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D3
Club news for October 24, 2009.
Pump patrol
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B1
Pump patrol for October 24, 2009.
MU’s Alexander puts injuries behind
October 24, 2009
Two years ago, Danario Alexander beat out future NFL first-round draft pick Jeremy Maclin for a starting wide receiver spot at Missouri. Then he broke his wrist.
Swine flu decree allows quicker reaction
President’s Saturday declaration of national emergency largely procedural
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama on Saturday declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, a procedural step designed to allow health-care providers to speed treatment and slow the spread of the disease.
Early ‘Birds
Firebirds score 4 touchdowns in first 4 minutes
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C1
Anyone with a 7:30 p.m. dinner date Friday night could have stayed at Free State High for 20 minutes, seen all he needed to see of the football game and still made it to the table in time for the first course.
CEO’ Bon Jovi wants respect
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D7
What’s a group from Jersey gotta do to get some respect?
Horoscope for October 24, 2009
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D7
This year, you tend to focus on goals and then manifest them. Your communication and networking skills continue to increase, which proves to be a great benefit. If you are single, you don’t need to go out of your way to meet someone special. If you are attached, go out to dinner more often together. Capricorn understands you.
Holiday parties threatened by flu
Individual servings can reduce risk of spreading germs
October 24, 2009 in print edition on E6
Is it safe to party when swine flu threatens to crash your bash?
Former archbishop’s treasures found at bottom of river
October 24, 2009 in print edition on E6
A fresh mystery is gripping Britain’s religious community: Just how did a treasure trove of rare medallions and coins collected by a former archbishop of Canterbury end up at the bottom of the River Wear?
Strict abortion laws spark court battles
October 24, 2009 in print edition on E6
Two new laws being challenged in the Oklahoma courts would give the state some of the strictest abortion laws in the country by forcing women to answer questions about race and their relationships, and to listen to a doctor talk them through an ultrasound.
Fox boycott won’t work
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B7
During the Cold War, the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe were among the broadcast entities that effectively penetrated the Iron Curtain to deliver truth to the “captive nations” that were being fed a steady dose of propaganda by their communist rulers.
Professor who studied ‘pop culture’ dies
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A6
Ray Browne, an Ohio university professor who was credited with coining the phrase “popular culture” and pioneering the study of things such as bumper stickers and cartoons, has died. He was 87.
Bank failures top 100, only part of industry woes
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A6
The cascade of bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday, the most in nearly two decades.
Rio trying to clean up crime before Olympics
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
They go by names like “Scooby” and “Big Baby” but carry the best weapons money can buy, are accused of torturing cops and even managed to shoot down a police helicopter.
Plane overshot destination — but how?
Pilots falling asleep in cockpit not uncommon
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
Were the pilots distracted? Catching up on their sleep? Federal investigators struggled to determine what the crew members of a Northwest Airlines jetliner were doing at 37,000 feet as they sped 150 miles past their Minneapolis destination and military jets readied to chase them.
Interim government says talks broken off
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
Negotiators trying to resolve the Honduran political crisis said Friday that talks have broken off, the third such announcement in the past week.
Obama: ’Cynical claims’ attacking energy bill
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.
KU vs. OU Head to head
October 24, 2009
Breaking down KU versus OU.
Permanently armed police deployed
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
Wielding submachine guns and pistols, British police are making rare armed patrols in crime-blighted London neighborhoods — a change in law enforcement tactics that may prompt calls for the wider use of weapons by the country’s traditionally unarmed Bobbies.
Foreign aid position still left vacant
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama faces increasing pressure to fill his administration’s vacant top foreign assistance post, but there’s no candidate in sight nine months into his term.
Pakistan militants hit air force base, kill 7
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber on a bicycle attacked a major Pakistani air base on Friday, killing seven people in an escalating campaign that strikes at the heart of this nuclear-armed nation’s security forces.
Iran will respond to nuclear proposal
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A7
Iran put off until next week a formal response to a U.N.-backed plan to ship much of its uranium to Russia for enrichment, the country’s nuclear envoy said Friday.
U.S. drones protecting ships from pirates
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A7
For the first time, sophisticated U.S. military surveillance drones capable of carrying missiles have begun patrolling waters off Somalia in hopes of stemming rising piracy.
Michelle Obama’s gripe: President too good at tennis
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
What’s President Barack Obama’s most annoying habit?
Slain girl’s mom vows to find unknown killer
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
Somer Thompson was last seen alive walking along the sidewalk in front of a vacant house, and authorities said Friday that they’re searching for anyone who saw what happened to the 7-year-old after that.
EPA to limit mercury emissions from plants
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Environmental Protection Agency will put controls on the emissions of hazardous pollutants such as mercury from coal-fired power plants for the first time by November 2011, according to an agreement announced Friday to settle a lawsuit against the agency.
Man pleads guilty to DWI in La-Z-Boy
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk.
Police find body of missing 9-year-old girl
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
The body of a missing 9-year-old girl was found in a wooded area near Missouri’s capital city on Friday, two days after she was last seen walking from a neighbor’s home, police said.
NATO considers beefing up Afghan war support
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A2
Top NATO and United Nations officials signaled Friday they may request more international troops to join American forces in Afghanistan as the top U.S. defense official said President Barack Obama is still weeks away from deciding on a shift in war strategy.
Swine flu deaths pass 1,000
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A5
More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday.
19-year-old Norwegian takes Monopoly title
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A5
A lucky swap and some eager building propelled a 19-year-old Norwegian student to the top of board game fame and sent three would-be tycoons to the poor house at the Monopoly World Championship in Las Vegas.
FCE News
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D5
FCE news for October 24, 2009.
Nebraska offense looks for lift against Iowa State
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C8
For Nebraska, it’s a chance to start over. For Iowa State, it’s an opportunity to keep building.
Gabbert essential for Mizzou
Hobbled sophomore quarterback vows to be ready for Texas
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C8
Blaine Gabbert’s numbers have plummeted the last two weeks while he has been hobbled by a sprained right ankle. So have Missouri’s fortunes, with losses to Nebraska and Oklahoma State.
K-State, Colorado unlikely foes battling for first
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C8
No way were Kansas State and Colorado going to win the Big 12 North.
Jeter keeps perspective
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C6
Derek Jeter hasn’t been in this spot for five years: a victory at Yankee Stadium away from making another World Series.
Angels thinking comeback in New York
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C6
Chone Figgins and the Los Angeles Angels know they’re heading straight into more than one kind of storm, and they can’t wait to get wet.
Turnover-plagued loss dooms Tonganoxie
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C5
Three turnovers in its final three possessions cost Tonganoxie High’s football team dearly in a 25-22 loss to Kansas City Piper on Friday night.
KU soccer team loses ground in postseason race with 7-4 loss
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C4
Disheartening is how Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis described his team’s loss to Nebraska on Friday.
Bennett, Scott carry Veritas to rout of St. Mary’s
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C3
Nick Bennett rushed for 71 yards and threw for 142 more, and Veritas Christian School remained undefeated with a 44-20 high school football victory over St. Mary’s Academy on Friday.
Martinez leads KU at tennis tourney
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Maria Martinez won her singles match and teamed with Kunigunda Dorn for a doubles victory at the Jayhawk Invitational on Friday at First Serve Tennis Center. KU sophomore Alessandra Dzuba also notched a singles victory.
Graceland next for Baker; Haskell idle
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C3
While Baker University’s football team hits the road, Haskell Indian Nations’ players will start a two-week fall break.
Self, Gillispie reunite at coaches clinic
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C1
Good buddies Bill Self and Billy Gillispie sat in the lower-level, west-side bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, listening intently to NBA legend Del Harris, who served as guest speaker at Self’s annual Kansas University basketball coaches clinic.
LHS boys highlight cross country regional
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s talented boys cross country team, featuring senior standout Roy Wedge, hopes to take the first step today on its way to back-to-back state titles. The Lions, who won the Class 6A state championship last year, will be favored in the 6A regional boys team race today at the Haskell Indian Nations University course.
Online comments cowardly
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C1
Once upon a time, the loudest voices came from the stands in the form of cheers and boos. Maybe they even would direct a few frustrated words at the coach on the way to the parking lot. The coach could put a face to the words.
Lawyer disputes misconduct allegations in abortion case
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B8
A Kansas prosecutor said Friday that an allegation that he misled a judge during an investigation of an abortion provider has been rejected in another inquiry.
Contributor
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
While others only talk and theorize about our energy needs and our future, T. Boone Pickens continues to put his considerable money where his mouth is.
J.D. Power recognizes local Insurance agent
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B4
Ron King, an American Family Insurance agent in Lawrence, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
UMB Financial earns national recognition
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B4
UMB Financial Corporation announced its selection by Sandler O’Neill and Partners as a top performer making its “2009 Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars” report.
Downtown merchants support United Way
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B4
United Way is partnering with downtown merchants for Get Downtown & Live United.
Lawrence man arrested for rape
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 30-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Friday evening on charges of rape.
School board to ponder shifting ninth-graders
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence school board will hear an update at its meeting Monday on what effect moving ninth-graders to the high school would have on space.
Lawrence must work to regain economic momentum
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city leaders recently received a detailed report on the Lawrence economy and the local job market.
Youth Volunteer Corps finds able helpers on school day off
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B1
Free State High School students enjoyed a three-day weekend after having a day off on Friday for teacher training.
Community Volunteers sought to help shovel snow
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B1
Organizers are looking for volunteers to shovel sidewalks for elderly and other Lawrence residents who are unable to remove snow themselves.
Trial set for resident accused in shooting
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man accused of trying to kill a Kansas City man in June has been bound over for trial, Douglas County prosecutors said.
Hundreds turn out for employment fair
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A1
Word of a job fair, job-search seminars and networking opportunities reached all the way to Ottawa, and Mark Clemens wasn’t about to miss out.
City may find itself in new district
October 24, 2009 in print edition on A1
All of Lawrence could be moved into the 2nd Congressional District in time for the 2012 election when the Kansas Legislature reconsiders its boundaries after the 2010 Census.
Lions knocked out quickly
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High was supposed to come out with nothing to lose. Instead, the Lions came out like lambs.
Free State-Lawrence High Notebook
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C4
Friday’s game started off with a bang, as a four-plane flyover lit up the evening sky 10 minutes before kickoff.
Author Max Lucado talks about his Christian writings
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D8
Max Lucado is the Hans Christian Andersen of American pastors, a masterful storyteller. He has sold 65 million books over the past 25 years and is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year awards — for “Just Like Jesus,” “In the Grip of Grace” and “When God Whispers Your Name.”
Faith Forum: How does charity tie into your faith?
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D1
• Charity without love is empty • Examples of giving abound in Bible
Good works from the gridiron
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D1
Food and football often go hand-in-hand. Players eat truckloads before and after games, and spectators master the art of cheering with a hot dog in hand. The grub and gridiron made another connection this fall when an alert mom realized the boys suiting up for the Lawrence High football team could help others in the community, too.
‘Jewish Jordan’ to speak at KU
October 24, 2009 in print edition on D1
Tamir Goodman, who made headlines as a high school senior dubbed the “Jewish Jordan,” will speak Monday at an event that includes a basketball clinic and 3-on-3 basketball tournament aimed at raising money for prostate cancer.
Defense has carried Sooners so far
October 24, 2009
Last year, as the Oklahoma University offense made its assault on the national record books, the team’s defense was afforded a good bit of breathing room, the security that comes with knowing that perfection is not always required when your offensive teammates were regularly putting up 60-plus points.
25 years ago: Sale of natural gas company awaits final approval
October 24, 2009
The sale of Lawrence’s privately owned natural gas utility, Kansas Public Service, had cleared three hurdles but still had to be OK’ed by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Missouri Public Service of Raytown had bought the private unit, which up to that pont had been under the jurisdiction of local Lawrence government.
100 years ago: Meat markets to be closed on Sundays
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 24, 1909: “Chancellor Frank Strong of KU had another big faculty meeting to discuss plans for the current year and the future and he says he will keep trying to make faculty meetings valuable to all. … Virtually all meat markets here will be closed on Sundays to help cut down on expenses. Butchers advise to buy meat supplies on Saturday to prevent Sunday problems. … A door to door magazine salesman has been arrested for swindling after trying to sell the Ladies’ Home Journal at an unusual low price he could not meet.”
40 years ago: Student Senate nixes satellite union
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Kansas University Student Senate said no to the proposed satellite union near Allen Fieldhouse and voted yes for a budget of $10,000 for the Black Students Union.
Seniors’ bonus should be redirected
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
This story begins, as do so many dramas, at the box office.
Action on U.S. debt may have to wait
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
Within the next few weeks, probably as soon as the votes on health care reform have been taken, the Senate faces the painful duty of once again raising the statutory limit on the national debt, as the House already has done.
Cable questions remain unanswered
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C2
It seems fitting, on this first day of the rest of Tom Cable’s life, to ask what we have learned since the alleged night in alleged Napa when Cable allegedly used Randy Hanson’s face to close a desk drawer.
Kentucky’s Wall practices
October 24, 2009 in print edition on C2
Kentucky freshman guard John Wall practiced with his teammates in front of students on Friday after a report that the highly touted guard might not be eligible to play.
Midwest home resales up 6%
October 24, 2009 in print edition on B4
Home sales in the Midwest increased in September as a soon-to-expire tax credit for first-time buyers and glimmers of an economic recovery brought more people to the closing table.
No-trouble double: McDougald comfortable on defense, too
October 24, 2009
In a perfect world, violence would be non-existent, vegetables would taste like brownies, and college football players would finish the season on the same side of the ball on which they started.