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The day in photos, September 6, 2009 Humane society pets
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Polls
Should students watch President Obama's back-to-school speech on Tuesday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
68%
No.
 
28%
Not sure.
 
2%
Total 2043
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing puts a move on Northern Colorado linebacker Cameron Friend during the third quarter Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Memorial Stadium. FINAL: Reesing’s four combined TDs lead KU to 49-3 rout over Northern Colorado
4:08 p.m., September 5, 2009 Updated 11:54 p.m.
Jake Sharp and Toben Opurum added two TDs each as the Jayhawks made quick work of the Bears.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing sprints up the sideline and is dragged down by Northern Colorado safety Stephen Michon during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at Memorial Stadium. At left is Bears' linebacker Logan Zabel. Reesing has game on string
September 6, 2009 in print edition on 1C
A young Michael Jackson, before he lost his face both literally and figuratively, really knew how to grip a crowd with his moves, high-pitched voice and contagious energy.
10:00 a.m.
Five-year-old Jerome “Romey” Gleason asks his mother Sara Gleason whether he can go watch a movie with his cousins Thursday at the home of his aunt, Sara’s sister Amanda Maberry. Gleason explained the difficulty of being unable to work as she tends to her son, who has had a fever for about a month. She has sought help from the Ballard Center in paying rent so she doesn’t lose her apartment. Many budgets strained on the 1st
September 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In what used to be a turn-of-the-century school building in North Lawrence, Andy Brown sits behind a gray metal desk that looks like it could have been issued to a corporal in the 1950s U.S. Army.
2:00 p.m.
Is using a center turn lane to merge with traffic illegal? It isn’t, but that’s not what they’re there for, city officials say. Motor myths debunked
September 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Just because you have a driver’s license doesn’t mean you obey — or even know — all the rules.
6:00 p.m.
Gary Martin marks spots Thursday to mount a new frame of lights he made for above his front porch for this year’s holiday decoration at 1132 Parkside Circle. Holiday display already under way for couple after last year’s debut
September 6, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Gary Martin is scaling his step ladder, lugging a wire frame — one that he welded himself, then bedazzled with LED lights — up onto his roof, just to see exactly where he’ll need to insert eye screws to hold the new star-studded apparatus in place.

All stories

Two injured Sunday morning in Turnpike accident
Vehicle rear-ended after stopping in traffic to avoid large dogs in the roadway
September 6, 2009
Two people were injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident that occurred when an SUV stopped to avoid dogs in the roadway.
Police respond to shots fired call outside the Granada
No one reported injured; No one arrested in connection with early Sunday incident
03:27 a.m., September 6, 2009 Updated 09:30 p.m. in print edition on A4
Police were investigating Sunday a report of gunshots fired in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street.
Four Jayhawks suspended
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C5
Four Kansas University football players, including standout receiver Dezmon Briscoe, were held out of Saturday’s season-opening victory over Northern Colorado for disciplinary reasons.
KU volleyball takes second
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C7
Sophomores Allison Mayfield and Nicole Tate each tallied double-doubles as the Kansas University volleyball team beat the Creighton Bluejays, 3-1, Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Reesing has game on string
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C1
A young Michael Jackson, before he lost his face both literally and figuratively, really knew how to grip a crowd with his moves, high-pitched voice and contagious energy.
Go, Rebeka! Stowe, Kansas CC sweep
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C1
Rebeka Stowe, a sophomore from Olathe Northwest High, paced the KU women to a team championship at the squad’s only home meet of the season.
BYU stuns No. 3 Sooners
Bradford suffers sprained AC joint
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C6
Coming off a trip to the national title game, and having Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford back under center, Oklahoma had grand expectations this season.
Joe’s Bakery reveals doughnut recipe
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior Niki Orth walked into Joe’s Bakery on Saturday afternoon.
Horoscopes
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, Sept. 6: This year, a new beginning becomes possible, especially in a key personal or financial relationship. Learn to control stress and anxiety through yoga, exercise or reframing. Sometimes you could become angry or frustrated, and express these feelings in many different ways, possibly through sarcasm. Understand what is happening with you before deciding what is going on with others. If you are single, look to 2010 for an important relationship. If you are attached, your relationship benefits from one-on-one time. Let it happen.
World War II anniversary recalls global sacrifices
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B7
Across oceans and continents it raged, drawing 100 million people into combat, leaving tens of millions dead, transforming millions more into refugees, costing hundreds of billions of dollars, redrawing borders, rewriting alliances, creating scientific advances so frightening that the end of civilization could be contemplated.
Reform health system, not insurance
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B6
When President Obama visited the Cleveland Clinic in July, he lauded its innovative approach to low-cost, high-quality health care: “They’ve set up a system where patient care is the No. 1 concern, not bureaucracy,” he said. “Those are changes that I think the American people want to see.”
Prison closure sparks entrepreneurial spirit
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B7
The economic downturn has set my mental wheels spinning. I need to get rich, quick. I’m partial to money-making schemes that promise, “Anyone can do it,” and “You don’t have to lift a finger.”
Local nominee sought for ‘What Not to Wear’
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D1
TLC producers are looking for a Lawrence/area woman to appear on the 250th episode of “What Not to Wear.”
Boomer Girl Diary: Trends make terrible masters
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D1
This week, the eagerly anticipated list of the “Top Ten Fall Fashion Trends” was released by Neiman Marcus.
Greinke solid, K.C. still loses
September 6, 2009
Erick Aybar had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning, as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1, Saturday night.
Game balls and Gassers
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C4
Who strutted their stuff Saturday? Who fell short of expectations?
Bears impressed by Kansas QB
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C5
Northern Colorado’s football team left Memorial Stadium on Saturday night with lasting memories of Todd Reesing.
Sayers tickled by sellout
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s football program has come a long way in 45 years.
A grand opening
Jayhawks run wild in blowout of Bears
12:00 a.m., September 6, 2009 Updated 11:53 a.m. in print edition on C1
At this time last year, Kansas University’s football coaching staff was fielding a steady stream of questions about the team’s lack of a potent running game.
Opurum, Pick have dandy debuts
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C4
Toben Opurum already has come up with a plan to combat his insomnia next week.
Great white sharks tagged for first time
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Massachusetts officials are using high-tech tags to track the movements of two great white sharks near Cape Cod — the first time the fearsome fish have ever been tagged in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mom opposes girl’s plan to sail the globe
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
The mother of a 13-year-old who hopes to become the youngest sailor to circle the globe solo broke her silence Saturday, saying the voyage was too dangerous and her daughter was “not yet grown up” enough.
G-20 to maintain stimulus measures
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Top finance officials from rich and developing countries agreed Saturday to curb hefty bankers’ bonuses, but the proposed crackdown on excessive payouts so far falls short of European demands after the U.S. and Britain shied away from imposing a cap.
Envoys discuss N. Korean nuclear claim
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Top nuclear envoys from South Korea and the United States held talks Saturday on a strategy to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks, a day after the North claimed it is in the final stages of enriching uranium.
Crews dodge flying corks in wine truck fire
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Battling an intensely hot fire after a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 80, emergency crews were surprised to find themselves suddenly fired upon — by corks from exploding wine bottles inside.
Boaters urged to look out for missing robot
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
Scientists on Florida’s Gulf Coast are trying to find an underwater robot that has mysteriously vanished.
Obama adviser resigns amid controversy
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early today.
Great Bend works to clean up water
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B8
Small painted white fish are showing up on storm drains throughout the central Kansas town of Great Bend as part of an effort to clean up the city’s storm water.
State investigating sewage spill into lake
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B8
State environmental officials are looking into a raw sewage spill that threatens a popular Blue Springs lake days before Labor Day.
Big 12 football roundup
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C6
Colt McCoy passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns and Texas romped past Louisiana-Monroe.
3 new exhibits open at National World War I Museum in K.C.
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B8
Three new exhibits at the National World War I Museum provide a new look at the war and its influence on pop culture.
4-H’er hopes to continue winning streak at state fair
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B8
At the Kansas State Fair, which begins next weekend, MacKenzie Flory hopes to continue her summer success.
Missing boy found alive hidden in grandmother’s secret room
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
A boy allegedly abducted in a custody dispute nearly two years ago has turned up alive, hiding with his mother in a small, specially built secret room at his grandmother’s Illinois home, investigators said.
U.S. general: Afghan civilians wounded at bombing site
Unclear how many victims Taliban, villagers
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A2
The top NATO commander confirmed that civilians were wounded by a devastating airstrike targeting insurgents in northern Afghanistan, a major test of his policy to curb airpower to reduce civilian casualties and win over Afghans to the war against the Taliban.
Mizzou throttles Illinois, 37-9
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C3
Chase Daniel’s former understudy threw three touchdown passes in a stellar starting debut. Sophomore Blaine Gabbert also had a lot of success running the ball, which wasn’t the strength of the former Heisman Trophy finalist.
Haskell tumbles, 61-6
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C7
The Haskell Indian Nations University football team lost, 61-6, to McPherson on Saturday night at home.
Mark’s on the Move: Steady maintenance work keeps bowling alley running
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B5
Those who require bumpers to keep their bowling balls straight far outnumber the population that has recorded a perfect score of 300.
Keep Blount incident in perspective
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C2
He threw a punch and then he threw a fit and then he was the one thrown, LeGarrette Blount tossed from the Oregon football team minus five yards into his senior season. LeGarrette Blount?
Safina, Sharapova, Roddick tumble
September 6, 2009 in print edition on C2
Top-ranked Dinara Safina lost Saturday night at the U.S. Open, a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5) defeat at the hands of 72nd-ranked Petra Kvitova.
No. 12 Baker falls, 34-14, in opener
September 6, 2009
The No. 12 Baker football team lost its season opener to No. 16 Missouri Valley, 34-14, Saturday.
LHS runners take title at Manhattan meet
September 6, 2009
Roy Wedge placed second, and Lawrence High’s boys cross country team won the Manhattan Invitational on Saturday.
Finding love after 50 years apart
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B5
It’s not exactly puppy love. Although, it may seem like it is for two Ottawa High School alumni.
City commission agenda: Study for depot under discussion
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B4
City commissioners will consider spending $24,600 to hire a private architectural firm to study what repairs are needed to the old Santa Fe Depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets.
Wheel genius: Road work planned for this week
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B4
Among major road projects scheduled in the area this coming week:
Astronauts complete final spacewalk
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
Two spacewalking astronauts took on cable and antenna work at the international space station Saturday in their final trek outside, but encountered last-minute difficulty with a connector and had to leave one job undone.
Deputies breaking for coffee spot suspects
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
It didn’t take much work for two county sheriff’s deputies in Minnesota to track down four burglary suspects.
Airborne car lands in 2nd floor of house
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
Police say a drunken driver sped through a stop sign and hit an earthen mound before going airborne and smashing his Jeep into the second floor of a New York home.
Teen says brother innocent in mobile home case
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
Relatives of a Georgia man charged with slaying his father and seven others in a mobile home insisted Saturday that he would never harm his family, with the suspect’s brother speculating that a dispute over drugs could have prompted the killings.
Many budgets strained on the 1st
Ballard Center tries to help families make ends meet
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
In what used to be a turn-of-the-century school building in North Lawrence, Andy Brown sits behind a gray metal desk that looks like it could have been issued to a corporal in the 1950s U.S. Army.
Motor myths debunked
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
Just because you have a driver’s license doesn’t mean you obey — or even know — all the rules.
Job scams thrive in sour economy
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A1
A Middle Eastern man was looking to hire an English tutor for his teenage daughter who’d be attending school in Chicago this year. The pay? $40 an hour. One day a week for two months.
Troops outside stadium as unrest continues
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
Hundreds of soldiers deployed around Gabon’s soccer stadium for a World Cup qualifier Saturday as the country’s new president arrived and postelection violence continued for a third straight day.
Tens of thousands protest Chavez
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
Tens of thousands marched through Venezuela’s capital on Saturday to protest what they call growing authoritarianism by President Hugo Chavez.
Sightseeing boat sinks in lake, 15 dead
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
An overloaded sightseeing boat carrying dozens of Bulgarian tourists sank Saturday in a lake on Macedonia’s western border, and 15 people drowned, officials said.
Small plane crashes into Okla. park, 5 dead
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
A small aircraft plummeted into an Oklahoma park and burst into flames on Saturday after hitting a guide wire from a communications tower, killing all five people on board, investigators said.
Man left ‘piece of heaven,’ returned to hell
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A4
After five grueling days in bush planes and on horseback, 74-year-old Lew Johnson was returning from the forests of British Columbia with his prize — a cooler full of meat from a 43 1/2-inch spread moose in the bed of his pickup.
Holiday display already under way for couple after last year’s debut
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B1
Gary Martin is scaling his step ladder, lugging a wire frame — one that he welded himself, then bedazzled with LED lights — up onto his roof, just to see exactly where he’ll need to insert eye screws to hold the new star-studded apparatus in place.
A day in Afghanistan: Calm, then sudden death
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A6
The pomegranate grove looked ominous. The U.S. patrol had a tip that Taliban fighters were lying in ambush, and a Marine had his weapon trained on the trees 70 yards away.
Debts closing in on iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D5
Annie Leibovitz’s artsy, provocative portraits of celebrities regularly grace the covers of Vanity Fair and Vogue, images that have made her as famous as her subjects and earned her millions.
Science brings Wyeth painting out of hiding
X-ray reveals illustration under painting
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A10
Just beneath the surface of a painting of one of America’s best-known artistic families lies a dark tale that had been hidden for decades.
Joint e-mail helps couples stay faithful
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A10
Lance Maggiacomo was out of work, bored and lonely when he started hiding his online relationships from his wife.
Back-to-school message is responsibility
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A7
Classrooms are filling up as kids head back to school, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s two children are among them.
Will Obama flinch or fight — or both?
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A7
When Barack Obama was considering running for president in 2006, the political strategist who had engineered his Senate victory two years earlier bluntly stated a potentially fatal concern.
Mom charged after posing kids with guns
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
A New York couple face criminal charges after they allegedly photographed their 11-month-old and 5-year-old boys posing with guns.
Recession hits nest eggs; U.S. promotes ways to save
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A5
The recession has eaten into people’s nest eggs so the government is promoting ways to make it easier to save for retirement.
Bankruptcies
September 6, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 92 mortgages in the weekly period ended Monday.
Bankruptcies
September 6, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Valuable tips for 1st-time homebuyers
September 6, 2009 in print edition on E1
The recent slowdown in the residential housing market has provided new buying opportunities through more affordable prices, especially for first-time homebuyers.
Increasingly, seniors realize nest egg in life insurance policies
September 6, 2009 in print edition on E1
Seniors battered by the tough economy are selling their life insurance policies to replenish their retirement nest eggs.
Having ‘some work’ done in hopes of finding work
75 percent of physicians say they’ve performed plastic surgery on people who want to stay competitive in the workplace
September 6, 2009 in print edition on E1
Years of installing satellite television equipment had taken their toll on Henry Williams’ skin. Having a 9-month-old baby and a 6-year-old at home made the bags under his eyes feel permanent. On top of that, he was out of a job.
Ambitious agenda
The new Kansas governor seems determined to make the most of his short time in office.
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B6
It’s really too bad that state government doesn’t have any money to work with during the short tenure of Gov. Mark Parkinson.
Time for reform
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: As a senior citizen, I believe that health care reform will strengthen rather than weaken Medicare.
Is it still possible to disconnect?
September 6, 2009 in print edition on B6
Back in May, I flew to Los Angeles. My cell phone did not.
Top official in China’s volatile Urumqi sacked
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
Chinese leaders bowed to public demands and sacked the head of a western city wracked by communal violence and a bizarre string of needle attacks, hoping to calm uneasy mobs and end protests that percolated for a third day Saturday.
Holy city twist: Arabs move into Jewish areas
September 6, 2009 in print edition on A9
Yousef Majlaton moved into the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev for such comforts as proper running water and regular garbage pickup. But he represents a potentially volatile twist in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute over the holy city.
25 years ago: Lawrence gains new ZIP code
September 6, 2009
Lawrence had quietly slipped into three ZIP codes for the U.S. Postal Service. Added to the 66044 and 66045 list was 66046 covering the south part of town. Approval had been given July 1 and the post office had been slowly working the new number into the scheme to prevent as many problems as possible.
40 years ago: Paving work on new 4-lane Kasold to start
September 6, 2009
The City Commission was expected to give the go-ahead soon on the paving work for a four-lane Kasold Drive on the western fringe of the city. At one time, there had been a petition and election on whether to keep Kasold a two-lane road. It was soundly beaten at the polls and four-lane planning was resumed
100 years ago: Students asked about secret societies
September 6, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 6, 1909: “Monday marks the opening of the school year at Haskell Institute and prospect are good for a fine year with good attendance and efficient instruction. … This statement is being asked of every local high school boy and girl: ‘Are you a member of any high school secret fraternity or sorority or any such society which practically restricts its membership to high school students?’ Pupils are required to sign promises not to join such groups and high school officials said too many pupils did not play square with them last year.”
Jest for Grins: Absolute truths for travelers
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D4
You might say husband Ray and I have itchy feet and — whether we scratch that itch by air, sea or land — as long as our money holds out, we plan to travel.
Behind the Lens: High school football games pose challenges to photographers
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D4
Last week, I provided tips on taking photographs of indoor, non-sports school activities.
2009 fall arts calendar
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D1
All the arts happenings for the upcoming season.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Portrait of Suffrage’
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D3
A Quaker rebel, A fighter with a pen.
Calligrapher family’s story set against Japanese incursion
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D3
Eugenia Kim’s sweeping debut, “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” (Henry Holt, $26), rises tall from a riveting scene that begs to be read and re-read — as does her entire novel about the painful change that Japanese occupation and modern ways bring to traditional, ritualistic Korea.
Pain and ‘Strain’: Acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro sinks his teeth into vampire literature
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D3
Forget “Hellboy.” Forget “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
Collectors prize carnival dolls
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D8
Twentieth-century iron toys and tin toys have been collected for generations, and many books and articles have been written about the toys and their makers.
Invest in a healthy lawn: Put in maintenance work now for green grass in spring
September 6, 2009 in print edition on D8
Since September is such an important month for lawn care, I turned to one of the few gardeners I know who really seems to enjoy taking care of his lawn: Stan Ring.