Archive for Sunday, October 25, 2009

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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, 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.

All stories

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.
Former child soldiers move on
October 25, 2009 in print edition on E10
Vinojan’s boyhood ended when Sri Lanka’s civil war reignited.
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.
By the rules
October 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I thank Cal Thomas for his Oct. 21 column.
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.
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.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Prelude’
October 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Ostensibly with passion, a red leaf glows out of season.
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.