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Archive for Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Renderings of the proposed new Lawrence Community Shelter
Polls
Have you ever been involved in a car-deer accident?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
55%
No
 
44%
Total 883
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A few snack-size candy bars quickly add up to a full-size candy bar — or more. The candy plan: Have a strategy to avoid overindulging in Halloween goodies
October 28, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Occasionally, adventurous souls use Halloween as an excuse to find a gateway to hell.
6:00 a.m.
Two varieties of gulls are passing through Lawrence from Canada and the northern states. Franklin’s Gulls, such as the smaller bird here, are black behind the head, and they have a gray mantle. The larger Ring-billed Gull, behind, is known for its black ring around the beak. The birds, after stopping at Clinton Lake on Wednesday, will head for warmer southern climates. Gulls making their presence known in Lawrence
October 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Stacy Snider estimated more than a thousand gulls had gathered last week on the grass at Sunflower School’s playground.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Molly Kuzinski steadies her 4-year-old son, Devon, as Nora Murphy administers a nasal mist version of the H1N1 vaccination during a Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department community clinic on Oct. 28 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. The health department's upcoming clinics will be open to any Douglas County resident; there no longer will be priority groups. Smoother’ swine flu clinic serves 1,300
1:51 p.m., October 28, 2009 Updated 12:40 a.m. in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s second H1N1 immunization clinic on Wednesday afternoon was described by volunteers as “smoother, faster, less stressful and quieter” than the first one held a week earlier.
2:00 p.m.
A mechanical corpse points the way to the entrance of Adler’s Castle, a haunted house, as visitors prepare to go in Wednesday at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. The haunted house will be open through Halloween. Ghosts, goblins find roosting spot at Eagles Lodge
October 29, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Ghouls and a graveyard are transforming the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence into Adler’s Castle — a haunted house that opened Wednesday night.
3:26 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self answers questions during Big 12 men's media day Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at the Sprint Center. Jayhawks tapped No. 1
October 29, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team remains the popular preseason pick to win the 2010 NCAA championship.
6:00 p.m.
Hot scary messes: Last-minute Halloween costumes for the cheap and indecisive
October 28, 2009
If you haven’t assembled your Halloween costume yet, shame on you! Being poor or busy or distracted by swine flu or “balloon boy” or how awful the Chiefs have become are not viable excuses…

All stories

Pharmacy records recovered from downtown trash bin
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The owner of the former Round Corner Pharmacy was scrambling Thursday night to recover hundreds of detailed customer records that had been thrown away during the building’s renovations.
Three Kansans die from H1N1 influenza virus
October 29, 2009
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today confirmed the deaths of three people who were infected with the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus. None of the cases had underlying health conditions that placed them at greater risk of complications from H1N1 flu.
NAACP calls on lawmaker to remove, apologize for ‘other dark meat’ video
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
At a news conference, NAACP members read a resolution that said Otto’s self-described “RedNeck Rap” was racist, tasteless and inflammatory.
Veritas football set for showdown with unbeaten Sunrise Christian
October 29, 2009
The Veritas Christian football team will face Sunrise Christian tonight in a battle of unbeatens.
Health Care Access Clinic hosting health fair for women without insurance
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Health Care Access Clinic is hosting a health fair for women who are uninsured.
Community shelter leaders submit revised plan for new shelter, including renderings
Neighbors want hearing delayed
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter have filed a revised set of plans that shrink the size of the homeless shelter proposed for the former Don’s Steakhouse location on East 23rd Street.
Kansas Supreme Court hears arguments about caps on damages awarded to patient
Case against Lawrence physician attracting great deal of attention
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Attorneys for a Eudora woman whose doctor removed the wrong ovary said Thursday that a $250,000 cap for damages was unconstitutional.
Patients give high marks to care received at KU Hospital
03:11 p.m., October 29, 2009 Updated 06:04 p.m. in print edition on B11
Kansas University Hospital’s patient satisfaction scores have earned the hospital high rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
KU basketball player Chase Buford enters diversion agreement in July DUI case
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University basketball player Chase Buford has been placed on diversion for operating a vehicle under the influence, Lawrence Municipal Court records said.
How Keegan voted — Preseason AP basketball poll
October 29, 2009
Here is how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted in the AP preseason college basketball poll, released Oct. 29, 2009.
New federal report says Kansas education standards in the middle of the pack
02:01 p.m., October 29, 2009 Updated 05:22 p.m.
A federal report released Thursday places Kansas academic standards near the middle of the pack when compared to a benchmark national test.
Kansas official to lead Missouri’s economic development
12:57 p.m., October 29, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m.
The Kansas secretary of commerce plans to cross state lines to lead economic development efforts in Missouri, which is prompting some Kansas legislators to question his loyalties in a key business-recruiting effort.
Reesing named Campbell Trophy finalist
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing was named one of 16 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, it was announced Thursday.
Time change will require a bit of adjustment
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
That extra hour we gain Sunday when we set our clocks back at 2 a.m. to end Daylight Saving Time will be a nice treat, especially after celebrating Halloween.
Jayhawks perched atop another poll
11:15 a.m., October 29, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s tradition-rich men’s basketball program — which has claimed five national championships — has been ranked preseason No. 1 by the Associated Press just twice in 49 years.
Statehouse Live: NAACP wants Otto to remove video; state Supreme Court hears arguments on damages cap; Parkinson wants to open up more trade offices
10:06 a.m., October 29, 2009 Updated 04:36 p.m.
Governors says Kansas has more opportunities to trade with other countries
Best economic growth in nearly two years signals U.S recession’s end
October 29, 2009
The economy grew at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter, the best showing in two years, fueled by government-supported spending on cars and homes.
Jayhawks tapped No. 1
Kansas hoops clear favorite in USA Today poll
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team remains the popular preseason pick to win the 2010 NCAA championship.
Man arrested after assault incident at The Hawk
October 29, 2009
A 21-year-old KU student was arrested early Thursday morning after an incident at The Hawk, 1340 Ohio St.
Bay Bridge failure stirs fear
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
When 5,000 pounds of metal broke off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and rained down on traffic during rush hour, the accident resurrected fears about the safety of a span that millions watching the 1989 World Series broadcast learned had failed during an earthquake.
Stimulus job numbers overstated by thousands
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Colorado company said it created 4,231 jobs with the help of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan. The real number: fewer than 1,000.
Pump patrol
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump patrol for October 29, 2009.
No ‘League’ of gentlemen
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
An envelope-pushing comedy that gives one a renewed respect for envelopes, “The League” (9:30 p.m., FX) will have many viewers thinking, “I didn’t think they could say/do/show THAT on basic cable.”
People in the news
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for October 29, 2009.
Horoscope for October 29, 2009
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, people might seem more reactive or feisty. You will need to make a decision in your head as to boundaries on issues and when to establish your limits. If you are single, you might not want to be alone, but be careful as to whom you decide to do the tango with. If you are attached, the two of you are often in conflict. Respect your differences. Pisces encourages creativity.
London cemetery promotes sharing graves
October 29, 2009 in print edition on C10
So you think London, population 8 million, is crowded with the living?
New moon rocket makes first test flight
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
NASA’s newest rocket successfully completed a brief test flight Wednesday, the first step in a back-to-the-moon program that could yet be shelved by the White House.
Russian space chief proposes nuclear-powered spaceship
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Russia laid out its ambition to gain an edge in the space race by building a nuclear-powered spaceship.
Lifestyle changes may reduce diabetes rate
October 29, 2009
Olga Leon could be the poster child for a decade-long nationwide study on pre-diabetic patients. At 74, she pumps iron at Don Shula’s Athletic Club in Miami Lakes, Fla.
Adult chat line number printed on school shirts
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
A “typographical error” resulted in the recall of student T-shirts at Linda Vista Elementary School’s recent jog-a-thon, after a parent called the phone number printed on the back of the shirts and was connected to an adult chat line.
Four charged in alleged gang rape of teen
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Four teens were charged Wednesday in the alleged gang rape and beating of a 15-year-old girl outside her high school homecoming dance in Northern California, in an attack that has generated widespread outrage.
Businessman gets 3 years in bribery cases
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The oil services executive at the center of a federal investigation of corruption in Alaska politics was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison and fined $750,000.
Car bomb in crowded market kills 105
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Suspected militants exploded a car bomb in a market crowded with women and children Wednesday, killing 105 people and turning shops selling wedding dresses, toys and jewelry into a mass of burning debris and bodies.
Cuba ready for talks with U.S.
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Cuba is willing to hold talks with the United States “on any level,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said Wednesday in conciliatory remarks aimed at the Obama administration.
Obama inks defense bill
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Trumpeting a victory against careless spending, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill that kills some costly weapons projects and expands war efforts.
Democrats prepare to unveil health bill
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America’s medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and establishing a new government-run insurance option for millions.
Obama signs first major federal gay rights law
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the first major piece of federal gay rights legislation, a milestone that activists compared to the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation empowering blacks.
Neither party has room to brag
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
You figure the White House is probably feeling pretty good about itself right now.
Realism needed in drug, alcohol policy
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
During his immersion in his new job, Gil Kerlikowske attended a focus group of 7-year-old girls and was mystified by their talk about “farm parties.”
Federal report calls for debt-collecting reform
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
People dread getting calls from bill collectors. And it’s not always because they can’t pay.
New home sales fall 3.6% in September
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
The number of buyers for new homes dipped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a temporary tax credit for first-time owners started to wear off.
Senior Proehl named diver of the week
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s Meghan Proehl was named Big 12 Diver of the Week on Wednesday.
Our Town Sports
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Basketball Clinic: A preseason basketball clinic for grades 7-8 boys will be Nov. 7-8 at Free State High. For information, contact Aaron Siebenthall at 766-4768 or preseasonclinic@sunflower.com.
Lee, Utley lift Phillies in World Series opener
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Look out for Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and this New Red Machine.
Familiar faces
LHS volleyball no stranger to plethora of state foes
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
When Lawrence High senior Jasmyn Turner was a sophomore, she helped the LHS girls basketball team hoist the big trophy at the Class 6A state tournament.
American Airlines announces it will close Kansas City base
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
American Airlines will close a maintenance base in Kansas City, Mo., and shrink other repair shops next September as the slump in travel leaves fewer planes to maintain.
KSU-Salina to fund transgender speaker
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
The student governing group at Kansas State University’s Salina campus has reconsidered and will now help fund a transgendered speaker’s visit to campus.
Woman enters plea in stepdaughter’s death
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her stepdaughter.
Dentist takes course in oral appliance therapy
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
Dr. Joseph R. Gatti, of Lawrence, attended an advanced course in oral appliance therapy, sponsored by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Oct. 9-11 in New Orleans.
Firm ranked in region’s top insurance agencies
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
Auto-Owners Insurance has announced Hedges Insurance Inc., of Lawrence, as one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in its Missouri region (states of Missouri and Kansas) for 2008.
Mall mistake
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Closing downtown streets for a pedestrian mall is a bad idea.
Sound good?
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Problems with ObamaCare — Senate version.
Pilot error
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
Thankfully, an errant Northwest airliner landed safely last week, but the incident should send a strong message to commercial pilots and the airlines they work for.
Lawrence man reports computer, television stolen
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported Saturday the theft of a laptop computer, television and various other items from a residence in the 2100 block of Ohio Street.
Boeing picks S.C. for 2nd 787 line
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Boeing Co. will open a second assembly line for its long-delayed 787 jetliner in South Carolina, expanding beyond its longtime manufacturing base in Washington state to take advantage of economic incentives and a nonunion work force.
County clarifies permit, private road issue
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County commissioners this week were forced to take action on an issue originally decided 11 years ago.
Forum to discuss political reform
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence League of Women Voters will be host to a public forum Saturday morning on “Campaign Finance Reform — Issue Ads and Robo Calls.”
FSHS soccer focused for playoffs
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Free State High boys soccer team has played in a regional championship game many times during the 13-year history of the program.
Ghosts, goblins find roosting spot at Eagles Lodge
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Ghouls and a graveyard are transforming the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence into Adler’s Castle — a haunted house that opened Wednesday night.
Reesing, offense stuck in rare rut
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’s a far cry from the “No More Potts!” chant showered upon Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts during the Red Raiders’ 52-30 loss to Texas A&M last week. So that’s good. But as the quarterback of a Kansas University football team coming off a pair of disappointing losses and a stretch of less-than-stellar offensive play, Todd Reesing has become the face of the team’s recent struggles.
Opurum may be equalizer
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
College football offenses have come so far since the days of the Ohio State teams of Woody Hayes employing the three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust approach. The spread offense makes defenses cover the entire field. Scoring has soared.
Gun found during furniture delivery
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Nebraska Furniture Mart delivery driver may not be to blame for a gun that showed up during a Wednesday morning delivery at a west Lawrence home, police said.
Electronic transcript program on the way
Secure transfer of documents to colleges and universities would be provided
October 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas State Department of Education has contracted with an outside company to provide electronic transmission of transcripts to colleges and universities.
Chiefs suspend Johnson
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who made two gay slurs within a 24-hour period, was given what amounts to a one-game suspension Wednesday night, but Johnson’s agent said he would appeal. Agent Peter Schaffer said the game check and other lost revenue would amount to a penalty of about $600,000 for the former two-time Pro Bowl player.
Nine KU cross country runners earn academic honors
October 29, 2009 in print edition on B4
Nine members of Kansas University’s cross country team have been named Academic all-Big 12, the league announced Wednesday.