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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas players Kerry Meier, left, Todd Reesing and Jake Sharp watch as the Oklahoma Sooners march down the field during the fourth quarter at Kivisto Field. Crash and burn
October 25, 2009 in print edition on 1C
That southbound train to nowhere known as the Big 12 North looked uglier than ever Saturday.
10:00 a.m.
Ghost bikes, such as this one in Pittsburgh, Pa., are placed in areas where a cyclist has been killed or injured after being struck by a motor vehicle. Efforts are under way to place a ghost bike at Ninth and Tennessee streets, near where Rachel Leek died after being hit Oct. 16. Friends seek ghost bike memorial for hit-and-run victim
October 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A friend and fellow cyclist wants to honor the memory of Rachel Leek with a simple memorial: a small plaque hanging from the handlebars of a riderless bike, painted white. A ghost bike.
2:00 p.m.
Amber Criss watches as her 4-month-old son, Robert, is fed by his father, Matt Ryan, on Wednesday evening in the Ryans’ home. Shortly before her due date, Criss moved in with the Ryans, where the couple receives support from Matt’s mother and father. During the days when they are at school finishing their senior years of high school at Lawrence High, Matt’s mother Patti babysits Robert. Teen pregnancy rate reversed
October 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In-between bathing, feeding and diapering their 4-month-old son, Matt Ryan and Amber Criss had to find time to finish their physics homework one evening last week.
6:00 p.m.
Area residents gather at the Westar Energy plant Saturday to participate in one of hundreds of rallies worldwide, advocating for wind energy. The event was coordinated by 350.org, which is urging world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. Protesters decry coal use near Westar
October 25, 2009 in print edition on 1B
With a billowing smokestack in the background, about 30 activists on Saturday chanted, “What do we want? Clean energy. When do we want it? Now,” in front of the Westar Energy facility, 1250 N. 1800 Road in Lawrence.

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KU’s Sharp playing hurt
Ailing KU running back has lost a step
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The undisclosed leg injury that forced Kansas University running back Jake Sharp to miss nearly three games earlier this season has failed to heal completely, coach Mark Mangino said Sunday night.
KU football falls out of both polls
Jayhawks were ranked 21st, 24th before loss to Oklahoma
October 25, 2009
Kansas University’s football team fell out of both top 25 polls one day after losing its second straight game.
LHS volleyball seeded 8th at state
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Class 6A state tournament bracket was released Sunday morning and the Lawrence High volleyball team (22-16) earned the eighth seed at the eight-team tourney.
Taliban threaten Afghan voters in November runoff
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Taliban militants threatened Afghans with violence Saturday if they vote in the Nov. 7 runoff presidential election, as President Hamid Karzai’s campaign ruled out any power-sharing deal to avoid another ballot.
Harris: Coaching in NBA different
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Del Harris, who served as an NBA head coach for 12 seasons and assistant for 21 campaigns after working on both the high school and college levels, says it takes a certain breed to lead a pro team.
Take five: 2009 Phoenix Awards honor best in Lawrence arts community
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
They study Greek texts, teach theater, advocate arts education, run an art gallery and design art exhibits. They’re this year’s Phoenix Award winners, and their impacts are felt both in Lawrence and far beyond.
Protesters decry coal use near Westar
Campaign designed to encourage firms to consider alternative options such as wind, solar energy
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
With a billowing smokestack in the background, about 30 activists on Saturday chanted, “What do we want? Clean energy. When do we want it? Now,” in front of the Westar Energy facility, 1250 N. 1800 Road in Lawrence.
After-school program gives students fitness, nutrition help
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Up to 80 students can pile into Central Junior High School’s second gym and get time with a personal trainer twice a week.
Cosby keeps it clean for humor prize
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D5
Bill Cosby still thinks America is funny — like the name-calling over health care and the way we drink so much water from plastic bottles that could be toxic — even though he says the nation has some serious problems it needs to tackle.
Horoscope for October 25, 2009
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D5
This year, others count on you perhaps more than you might like. Establishing clear boundaries at work and in your personal life will be a high priority. You don’t want to compromise on what is important. If you are single, you’ll meet people in your daily life. Build a strong friendship behind a romantic bond. If you are attached, of course you will have your differences. Respect them rather than make them a point of contention. Aquarius helps you relax.
Polygamist sect focus of rare trial in Texas town
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E10
The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride, a far cry from the occasional drunken driving cases that normally occupy the Schleicher County court system.
White House Web site opens up programming for public to edit
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E10
A programming overhaul of the White House’s Web site has set the tech world abuzz.
Recyclers want more time as clunkers pile up
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E10
Trade-ins from the Cash for Clunkers program are piling up and auto recyclers are seeking more time to meet the deadline for disposing of all those vehicles.
Former child soldiers move on
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E10
Vinojan’s boyhood ended when Sri Lanka’s civil war reignited.
Lebanese chefs to Israel: Hands off our hummus!
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A9
Lebanese chefs prepared a massive plate of hummus weighing more than two tons Saturday that broke a world record organizers said was previously held by Israel — a bid to reaffirm proprietorship over the popular Middle Eastern dip.
Army takes Taliban chief’s hometown
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A9
Pakistani soldiers captured the hometown of the country’s Taliban chief Saturday, a strategic and symbolic initial prize as the army pushes deeper into a militant stronghold along the Afghan border. An army spokesman said the Taliban were in disarray, with many deserting the ranks.
Health care reform about patients — and patience
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A4
In Congress these days, the health care debate is as much about patience as patients.
Closed reformatory remembered as horror, haven
Beloit facility for girls shuttered after 121 years
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
Many were broken, and many were saved here.
Could letting pilots take naps make flying safer?
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
Charles Lindbergh famously fell asleep while crossing the Atlantic, and despite strict federal rules against it, experienced airline pilots say it’s not uncommon to sneak a nap inside the cockpit.
City smashes Guinness bead record
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
A record-setting strand of beads has helped the city of East Providence put its recent financial woes behind it, at least for a night.
No one on ballot for mayor, council in town
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
Who’s on the ballot in a tiny North Carolina mill village? This year, no one.
Lawyer blasts release of affidavit in balloon case
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A8
A mother’s confession that she and her husband faked their 6-year-old son’s disappearance in a runaway balloon shouldn’t have been made public, an attorney for the father said.
Girl with ‘mermaid syndrome’ dies
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Shiloh Pepin, a girl who was born with fused legs, a rare condition often called “mermaid syndrome,” and gained a wide following on the Internet and national television, has died. She was 10.
Harbor Bridge becomes grassy picnic ground
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Thousands of people ate breakfast on the Sydney Harbor Bridge as the iconic steel span was transformed today into a grassy picnic ground.
Church janitor charged in slaying of priest
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities investigating the slaying of a priest arrested the church janitor Saturday, alleging he stabbed the cleric 32 times with a kitchen knife after arguing with him in the rectory.
2 passenger trains collide, killing 25
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
A passenger train collided with the back of a second one just outside of Cairo on Saturday, destroying several passenger cars and killing at least 25 people, a police official said.
15-year-old charged with murder of girl
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Juvenile authorities said Saturday that a 15-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 9-year-old central Missouri girl found in the woods two days after she went missing.
Reesing stopped; KU falls
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
The Oklahoma Sooners stopped Superman on Saturday.
Crash and burn
Kansas merely mediocre
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
That southbound train to nowhere known as the Big 12 North looked uglier than ever Saturday.
Female journalist gets lashes for sex show
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Saudi court on Saturday sentenced a female journalist to 60 lashes after she had been charged with involvement in a TV show in which a Saudi man publicly talked about sex.
Obama: Banks should help small businesses
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Big banks that got big bailout bucks should return the favor by lending more to qualified small businesses, President Barack Obama says.
KU volleyball loses to MU
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
Despite a season-high 14 kills from senior Brittany Williams and a double-double from sophomore Nicole Tate, the Kansas University volleyball team dropped a four-set decision to rival Missouri on Saturday at the Horejsi Center.
Longhorns light up Tigers
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C8
Colt McCoy had been off his game in recent weeks. He got it all back together against Missouri.
No. 1 Alabama wins ugly, 12-10
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C7
Mount Cody kept No. 1 Alabama perfect with a pair of super-sized plays.
Big 12 football roundup
K-State notches big win, but Snyder dissatisfied
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C8
Anger filled Bill Snyder’s eyes. He chopped his hand down on the lectern, rattled off the litany of offensive mistakes, the inopportune penalties, the missed assignments.
KU swimming loses 2
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Despite a pair of victories for Kansas junior Iuliia Kuzhil and senior captain Meg Proehl, the Jayhawks swimming team dropped its first two dual meets of the year to Arkansas (196-112) and Florida (205-103) on Saturday.
Baker rolls, 44-7
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Baker quarterback Mack Brown threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more, and the Wildcats forced Graceland into four interceptions in their 44-7 victory on Saturday at Graceland.
Chiefs wary of Tomlinson, Chargers
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
Like just about every other NFL player, coach or fan, Kansas City safety Mike Brown has long been an admirer of LaDainian Tomlinson.
Baldwin City tax question county’s only Nov. poll
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
Votes are trickling in for the only election in Douglas County this fall.
Sleight of hand won’t erase federal deficit
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
When I wrote a few days ago about the growing nervousness of moderate Senate Democrats over the approaching vote to raise the federal debt limit, I had no idea how quickly evidence of that shift in the political winds would appear.
Officers from afar support fire dept.
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
Army Maj. Rodwell Gausi might be one of the few people around who can say he’s from a place hotter than Kansas.
Women’s issue
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It would seem that in the fight against sexual violence, Sen. Sam Brownback is on the side of … sexual violence?
Rain puts Yankees, Angels on hold
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C10
An hour after Game 6 of the AL championship series was postponed, there was Andy Pettitte in a nearly empty Yankee Stadium, drenched in the pouring rain.
Mystifying vote
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: My jaw dropped when I read on page 3A of a recent Journal-World that both Kansas senators had voted against an amendment that would have given a young woman legal recourse for a rape she sustained while working for a private government contractor in Iraq.
Game balls and Gassers
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C4
Game balls and gassers from Kansas’ contest against Oklahoma.
By the rules
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I thank Cal Thomas for his Oct. 21 column.
LHS, FSHS boys cross country teams qualify for state
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Shelby Clark opened some eyes, the Lions’ Roy Wedge was his reliable self and Free State High’s boys joined the state party.
Lions: ‘We’re going to state!’
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s volleyball team earned a repeat trip to state.
Wheel Genius: Road work for this week
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Among major road projects scheduled in the area this week:
Martinez leads KU tennis
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas junior tennis player Maria Martinez made it to the singles semifinals in the main draw before being eliminated by Missouri’s Kristin Bleakley on Saturday to conclude day two of the Jayhawk Invitational at First Serve Tennis Center.
Matteson follows 61 with another
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
Troy Matteson never had shot a 61 until this week. Now he’s done it twice in a row to set a PGA Tour record.
100 years ago: Turkeys should be plentiful for holidays
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 25, 1909: “After a shortage of turkeys for last Thanksgiving and Christmas, the birds will not be scarce this year, which also should mean lower prices. … After a city boycott, the Bell Telephone Co. has agreed to cut its rates, which the city said were too high. There have been ongoing negotiations for a Bell franchise. Home Telephone Co. rates here also will be studied, although Home says it is losing money on city lines. … Is Halloween Saturday or Monday. The usual date of Oct. 31 falls on a Sunday and now there is a discussion about what date to observe.”
OU defense dominant
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Any question as to whether the Oklahoma defense was for real was quickly answered Saturday, as the No. 25 Sooners had their way with what was supposed to be one of the nation’s most potent offensive attacks.
Field goal fires up kicker
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Jacob Branstetter had good reason to be excited after his 57-yard field goal to end the first half.
Franks’ pick-six sparks Sooners
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C4
Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks actually felt as if he were the intended receiver — not a ball-hawking defender — on one of the biggest plays in the Sooners’ 35-13 rout of Kansas on Saturday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
Vision, reality
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Downtown Lawrence clearly is changing, and officials should do what they can to ensure it’s a change for the better.
Lawrence City Commission agenda
Funding requested for $100K SLT interchange study
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence City Commission report for the week of October 25, 2009.
Mark’s on the Move: K.C. haunted houses feature old, new chills
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Editor’s note: Reporter Mark Boyle takes us behind the scenes of news stories in the area. This week, he went to some of the nation’s most legendary haunted houses.
No. 2 Florida edges Mississippi St.
Undefeated TCU keeps BCS dreams alive with 38-7 clobbering of Cougars
October 25, 2009 in print edition on C7
Florida’s offense got just what it needed: help from Mississippi State.
Eudora resident marks 105th birthday
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
Surrounded by balloons and family members, 105-year-old Henrietta Olson blew out the candles on her birthday cake in about seven tries.
Foundation offers child care class
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Topeka-based Easter Seals Capper Foundation is offering a class on “Managing Classrooms with Behaviorally Challenged Children” for child care providers, parents and teachers.
Lawrence man arrested in kidnapping case
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 33-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Friday afternoon by Lawrence police on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, and aggravated intimidation of a witness/victim.
Officer directing traffic hit by vehicle
No arrests made in incident
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A police officer on foot was struck by a black Chevrolet Trailblazer Saturday in an apparent hit-and-run accident.
KU student on bike hit by car
Student declines medical attention
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old Kansas University student was hit by a four-door BMW car as he rode his bicycle across Sixth Street on Saturday evening.
Friends seek ghost bike memorial for hit-and-run victim
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
A friend and fellow cyclist wants to honor the memory of Rachel Leek with a simple memorial: a small plaque hanging from the handlebars of a riderless bike, painted white. A ghost bike.
Teen pregnancy rate reversed
Downward trend of past two decades has led to less prevention funding
October 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
In-between bathing, feeding and diapering their 4-month-old son, Matt Ryan and Amber Criss had to find time to finish their physics homework one evening last week.
Teacher’s birdhouse aids in life after loss
Book to walk others through their grief
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
It was absolute destruction. Not a piece of metal on the car was in its intended shape.”
Botched surgery case to test pain, suffering limits
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Seven years ago, Amy Miller, Eudora, went in for surgery for removal of her right ovary. Lawrence physician Dr. Carolyn Johnson removed Miller’s left ovary by mistake.
A marriage shown dissolving like the Dickens
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
By the time Charles Dickens had grown tired of his wife, the couple had 10 children and Dickens was a rich and famous man.
Arts Notes: Cypress String Quartet to highlight Mendelssohn
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D4
The Cypress String Quartet will present a concert Wednesday featuring the works of Felix Mendelssohn. “A Celebration of Mendelssohn” commemorates the composer’s 200th birth year.
Mortgages
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 66 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Bankruptcies
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday.
Airlines raising fares again
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
The last of the major network airlines matched a $10 increase in the price of many round-trip tickets, making it likely that the fare boost will stick.
Behind the Lens: Prevent camera shake in photos
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D2
I spent last week on vacation traveling through parts of the Southeast.
25 years ago: Distinguished Professorship in Journalism established
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Clyde M. Reed, then of Lawrence but formerly of Parsons, donated $100,000 to establish the Clyde M. Reed Distinguished Professorship in Journalism at KU. Reed was a 1937 KU graduate who had been the noted editor of the Parsons Sun and a Republican candidate for governor.
Boomer Girl Diary: Forecast windy for 2nd colonoscopy
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
I wrote about my first colonoscopy three years ago — to the consternation of a few sensitive readers — and swore once would be enough on that subject, thank you very much.
Journal-World sponsoring contest for National Novel Writing Month
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
Always wanted to write a novel?
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Prelude’
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Ostensibly with passion, a red leaf glows out of season.
Colorado balloon stunt is sign of the times
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
For hours, the fear was the boy would be found smashed to jelly somewhere, so my first emotion upon learning 6-year-old Falcon Heene was actually safe in his family’s Fort Collins, Colo., attic, was relief.
Monster success: When life is in tumult, pop-cult goes undead
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Pop culture is dripping, dripping, with the occult.
Ghoulish pieces attract collectors
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D8
Skeletons are invited guests at our celebration of Halloween, the Mexican holiday called “Day of the Dead” and a few other ghoulish events.
Winterize your water garden: Preparation protects decorative features
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D8
When a friend asked whether I would leave my bubbling birdbath going this winter, I had to admit that I had not even thought about it when I installed the feature last spring.
Critter Care: Humane Society advocate for responsible breeding
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D4
It was a gathering of all the finest and fanciest. A recent get-together in Lawrence offered a potpourri of pedigrees, a coterie of captivatingly coiffed canines.
Bachmann truly represents GOP base
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
When Marcus Bachmann came home that Saturday evening in 2000 he checked the telephone answering machine and was mystified by the many messages congratulating his wife for something.
Public input sought at Community Forum on Job Growth
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
Sauer-Danfoss’ decision to close its Lawrence manufacturing plant next year is helping drive a push to generate a community economic-development strategy.
Thinking solar power? It’s never been more affordable
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
Jillian Lung says she’s no environmentalist. Still, she couldn’t pass up a chance to install a carpet of solar panels atop her co-op in Queens.