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The day in photos, September 15, 2009 99 become new U.S. citizens at Dole Institute ceremony
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Have you ever tried bison meat?

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12:00 a.m.
Ken Waldock, left, and Craig Hoffman, a longtime friend of Waldock, enjoy some stories in Waldock’s 4,500-square-foot building full of memorabilia.
Man cave dwellers: Area residents carve out unique retreats
September 14, 2009
When Steve Jack and his wife were building a house north of Lawrence, they agreed he deserved a dedicated room of his own. “When we sat down to discuss the design, the architect actually called it the ‘rock and roll room’ on the plans,” Jack recalls. But what Jack knew was really being put forth was a “man cave.”
6:00 a.m.
At right, Deepasaine Rajendran, from Sri Lanka, and currently a sophomore at KU in pre-med living in Overland Park, recites the Pledge of Allegiance after participating in an Oath of Citizenship during a United States naturalization proceeding Monday, Set. 14, 2009, at the Dole Institute. Rajendran was one of 99 people who became U.S. citizens during the ceremony. 99 become new U.S. citizens at Dole Institute ceremony
September 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
During the patriotic ceremony at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive, the group of 99 new citizens from 36 different countries took an oath pledging their allegiance to the United States of America.
10:00 a.m.
Dentist Kelly Farmer inspects the teeth of Nathan Sowers, 14, Lawrence, at the Douglas County Dental Clinic in 2009. A new task force has been created to study issues involving dental care in Kansas. The clinic accepts patients who are on Medicaid — something few dentists do. Kansas facing shortage of dentists
September 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Rural Kansas is facing a serious shortage of dentists in the next three to five years, according to a report released Monday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
2:00 p.m.
Graduates toss their caps into the air at the conclusion of the Lawrence High School 2009 Commencement at Memorial Stadium. District seeks input on shifting graduation date
September 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence public school district administrators are looking to change the date of high school graduation, but they want to hear public input before the school board makes a final decision.
6:00 p.m.
Dennis Tyner will play the role of private investigator Frank McCann in “Club Morocco,” which opens Friday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. Tyner is balancing acting with his day job as vice president and provost at Ottawa University. Rekindling flames: Ottawa University provost resurrects acting career in theater’s big band tale of intrigue
September 15, 2009 in print edition on 1C
For nearly 30 years, Dennis Tyner kept a secret.

All stories

Improved food choices await KU fans this season
Salty Iguana, Bigg’s aim to enhance fans’ experience at games
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
New choices awaiting KU fans at Memorial Stadium and Allen Fieldhouse are likely to make your mouths water.
Haskell president to be in New Mexico until January
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The president of Haskell Indian Nations University will be dispatched to New Mexico until January to help with another institute of higher learning’s accreditation process.
Two Baker students accused of running marijuana-growing operation out of home
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A5
Douglas County prosecutors filed charges against two Baker University students accused of having a marijuana-growing operation in their Baldwin City home.
KU on Wheels bus crashes into Kansas Biological Survey building
KU police say driver was not on the bus when it crashed
02:18 p.m., September 15, 2009 Updated 03:51 p.m. in print edition on A3
A KU on Wheels bus ran into the side of a science building on Kansas University’s West Campus, causing damage to a wall but no injuries.
Praeger briefs KHPA on federal health insurance reform’s effects on Kansas, prospects
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A8
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger on Monday gave better than even odds that Congress and President Obama will adopt health reform legislation.
Broken Arrow School wins top achievement honor from U.S. Education Department
School just one of five in state to be recognized
12:39 p.m., September 15, 2009 Updated 04:49 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Lawrence elementary school was one of five Kansas schools to be recognized by the U.S. Education Department as a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School.
KU’s missing Ellsworth painting returned when prankster realized stunt ‘wasn’t funny’
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
A $10,000 portrait stolen from a Kansas University residence hall has been returned to campus, police said.
Matthew Jaeger’s sentencing delayed as defense continues work on appeal
Defense attorneys have asked for more time to seek new trial
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge has agreed to delay the sentencing of a former Kansas University student who, in August, was convicted in the 2007 beating and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend.
Statehouse Live: Commissioner Praeger gives health reform update
09:42 a.m., September 15, 2009 Updated 09:42 a.m.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is monitoring the health reform debate in Congress
State fair continues through Sunday
September 15, 2009
The Kansas State Fair is about midway through its run in Hutchinson.
Governor challenges high school students to solve real world problems
September 15, 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson is challenging Kansas high school students to think big about solving real world engineering and technology problems.
Regulators question casino’s plans to delay hotel construction until 2014
08:16 a.m., September 15, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m.
Kansas regulators were preparing to hear more details about a proposed state-owned casino at the NASCAR racetrack in the Kansas City area.
Man target of two robberies in three days
Three victims robbed at gunpoint late Monday night in apartment north of KU campus
02:22 a.m., September 15, 2009 Updated 12:43 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was the target of two sets of robbers in just three days. Police are seeking three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred late Monday night at an apartment complex north of the Kansas University campus.
Pump patrol
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.30 at several locations.
Patrick Swayze dies of cancer
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers’ hearts with “Dirty Dancing” and then broke them with “Ghost,” died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
Weight-gimmick series begin and end
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
Season transition abounds. Tonight, viewers get to choose between the two-hour finale of “More to Love” (7 p.m., Fox), a plus-sized riff on “The Bachelor,” and “The Biggest Loser” (7 p.m., NBC), the competitive weight-loss series that has devoured a huge proportion of NBC’s non-Leno prime-time schedule. Help yourself. But watch the portions.
Clues point to inside job in Yale killing
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A6
Clues increasingly pointed to an inside job Monday in the slaying of a Yale graduate student whose body was found stuffed inside a wall five days after she vanished from a heavily secured lab building accessible only to university employees.
Sand-dredging plan draws concerns
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
Neighbors and property owners raised questions Monday night about truck traffic and the loss of agricultural land to make way for a proposed sand-dredging facility north of Lawrence.
Mass. St. Chic — Fashion Week: From Lela Rose, a fresh palette for style
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C1
Lela Rose presented a fresh, gorgeous collection at her Sunday show in Bryant Park. Her collection offers classic designs, unexpected details and incredible color balance.
Eastern Europe not feeling the love from Obama
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
Czechs feel betrayed, Poles irked, Romanians slighted. Ask them who’s to blame, and the answer may come as a surprise: President Barack Obama.
Eudora hires city administrator
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Eudora City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire John Harrenstein as city administrator.
25 years ago: Governor supports abolishing ban on saloons
September 15, 2009
In surprising announcements, Gov. John Carlin came out in support of abolishing the state ban on open saloons in favor of liquor by the drink. He also said he favored a change in state banking laws to allow multibank holding companies to locate in Kansas.
100 years ago: Replacements for public drinking cups found
September 15, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 15, 1909: The university has solved the problem of complying with the new order of the state board of health in regard to banning public drinking cups. Five sanitary fountains will be installed and slot machines will contain sanitary paper drinking cups which may be obtained by slipping a nickel in the slot. In this way, those who object to drinking from the free-flowing fountains can have their cups to use, at the time and later if they choose.
Powers leads KU women’s golfers
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
Emily Powers fired a 2-under-par 70 in the morning and an even-par 72 in the afternoon and is tied for second place individually, while leading the Kansas women’s golf team to a fourth-place team standing after day one of the Chip-N Club Invitational Monday.
KU men’s golfers in third place
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
Three returning members of the Kansas men’s golf team helped guide the Jayhawks to third place after the first two rounds at the Fairway Club Invitational.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University defensive lineman Maxwell Onyegbule was named the Big 12’s co-defensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
LHS tennis wins 1, ties 2
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s tennis team defeated Blue Valley Northwest, 4-0, and tied Topeka West and Washburn Rural, 2-2, at the Lawrence Invitational contested Monday at Topeka’s Kossover Center.
Jordan shows true colors in speech
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B2
The real Michael Jordan delivered a pointed speech Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Baseball Hall of Fame not just for adults
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
A decade or so ago I woke up in a cold sweat, panicked that I had never been to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
LHS, Free State find silver linings at LCC
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
A quick survey of Lawrence High and Free State High girls golfers Monday revealed one thing: The course at Lawrence Country Club is tough.
Chiefs not out for moral victories
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
It says a lot about the state of football in Kansas City when the Chiefs give up 501 yards of total offense, get beat by two touchdowns and still set off waves of optimism among excited fans.
Stingy start
Firebirds notch second straight shutout
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
Unbeaten and unscored upon in its first two games, Free State High’s boys soccer team is off to a roaring start. Or is it?
Ex-Jayhawk Pollard to play against Serbia
September 15, 2009
Former Kansas University basketball power forward/center Scot Pollard will compete for the Midwest All-Stars in a pair of games against Basketball Club Partizan of Belgrade, Serbia, later this month.
Bank of America deal with SEC is rejected
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
A federal judge on Monday rejected a $33 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America Corp., saying the SEC’s accusations of inadequate disclosure by the bank over bonuses paid at Merrill Lynch must now go to trial.
Lawmakers to allow stoning for adulterers
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.
Bin Laden prods U.S. to end Afghan war
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
Osama bin Laden said in a new audiotape that President Barack Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan is “hopeless” and called on Americans to resolve the conflict with al-Qaida by ending the war there and breaking the U.S. alliance with Israel.
Iran agrees to meeting, 1st talks in a year
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iran warned the U.S. and Israel on Monday it will repel any attack — while also tamping down tensions by agreeing to meet with Washington and other world powers more than a year after talks broke down over Tehran’s refusal to curb its nuclear activities.
Obama gets stern with Wall Street
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama delivered a stern message to Wall Street on Monday: Don’t forget what we did for you.
Showerheads may harbor bacteria
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
In what may be the scariest shower news since Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” a study says showerheads can harbor tiny bacteria that come spraying into your face when you wash.
Health bill by Senate panel to address GOP concerns
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Monday that he will propose an overhaul of the nation’s health care system that addresses a host of GOP concerns, including blocking illegal immigrants from gaining access to subsidized insurance, urging limits on medical malpractice lawsuits and banning federal subsidies for abortion.
District seeks input on shifting graduation date
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence public school district administrators are looking to change the date of high school graduation, but they want to hear public input before the school board makes a final decision.
Ramp connecting I-70, I-435 to open
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The holding pattern is almost over. The ramp for traffic heading east on Interstate 70 to turn north onto Interstate 435 — the popular route for drivers heading from Lawrence to Kansas City International Airport — is scheduled to reopen to traffic by 4 p.m. today, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.
Del Potro stuns Federer for title
Top seed loses cool in five-set setback to 20-year-old
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B2
Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer in the U.S. Open men’s final.
Census Bureau severs ties with ACORN
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A8
The Census Bureau has severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud.
Exercise can extend survival even in oldest
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A8
Even in the “oldest old,” a little physical activity goes a long way, extending life by at least a few years for people in their mid- to late 80s, Israeli researchers found.
$30 million bail set for kidnap suspect
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A8
A judge on Monday set bail at $30 million for a Northern California man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 18 years.
40 years ago: People questioned following gun incident
September 15, 2009
About 20 people were being questioned after an exchange of gunshots in North Lawrence overnight. there had been no injuries and, so far, no arrests.
Studies: Swine flu spreads long after fever goes away
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A8
When the coughing stops is probably a better sign of when a swine flu patient is no longer contagious, experts said after seeing new research that suggests the virus can still spread many days after a fever goes away.
Horoscopes
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Tuesday, Sept. 15: This year, you often learn that the premise you based an idea or project on no longer works. You are in a quickly changing universe. If you are single, you meet people with ease, though you might just choose the person who is unavailable emotionally. If you are attached, the two of you grow together when you go away as a couple.
Leno’s new show stays comfortable
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
No worries, no surprises. It’s the same comfortable Jay Leno. Typical Jay Leno, just on a plusher scale. Pleasant. Affable. Even funny.
University introduces arts passports
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A5
Kansas University has announced a new program to promote attendance at arts events.
Defendant gets another life sentence for kidnapping
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B8
A 43-year-old Missouri woman who already has been sentenced to nine consecutive life sentences for a 2006 crime spree got another one on Monday.
A clean sweep
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: A picture is worth quite a lot of words. The photograph of the protester in Washington carrying a sign labeling President Obama as fascist finally made me realize what Rep. Lynn Jenkins and our esteemed senators and the honorable ex-Gov. Sarah Palin have been trying to tell me.
Apology owed
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I will never vote for Rep. Lynn Jenkins. President Obama is my great white hope, and I was disturbed by Jenkins’ poor choice of words in Hiawatha last month.
Conspirators in airline plot are sentenced
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A6
In a case that altered airport security worldwide, three British Muslims were imprisoned Monday for at least 30 years each for a plot to kill thousands by blowing up trans-Atlantic airliners with liquid explosives hidden in soda bottles.
Woman arrested on indecent liberties charge
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Monday on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and child abuse.
Man gets 13 years for robbery, firing shots
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Gardner man will spend 13 years in prison for robbing two people at gunpoint in Lawrence in January, then firing shots at a vehicle on Kansas Highway 10.
2 Kansas soldiers killed in Afghanistan
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Kansas soldier known for his shooting expertise has been killed during an attack in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty, one of two Kansans killed in weekend fighting.
Illiteracy undermines Afghan army
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
Afghan army recruit Shahidullah Ahmadi can’t read — and neither can nine out of 10 soldiers in the Afghan National Army.
Afghans question the benefits of democracy
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
Mubaruz Khan didn’t bother to vote when Afghans went to the polls in the country’s second-ever democratic election last month.
Fed’s steps to aid banking system raise risks, too
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Federal Reserve’s bold steps to prevent the banking industry from collapsing last year have injected new dangers into the financial system.
GM’s European unit warns of job cuts
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
As many as 10,500 Opel jobs in Europe could be cut, nearly half of them in Germany, the co-chief executive of Magna International Inc. said Monday, plans which are drawing criticism in countries where the automaker has operations.
Chiropractic center sets wellness event
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
A Lawrence chiropractic center aims to offer the community tips on how to be healthy through a wellness event on Thursday.
Merc announces general manager
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
Rita York has been named the general manager of the Community Mercantile Market and Deli, 901 Iowa. York joined the staff in 2005 and was promoted to the store operations manager position one year later. She has continually demonstrated her leadership capabilities.
Commodities
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures were mixed Monday.
Long-term unemployment takes its toll
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
Being rejected for jobs time and time again can rob anyone of self-esteem, but for many men this recession has hit them particularly hard.
Rekindling flames: Ottawa University provost resurrects acting career in theater’s big band tale of intrigue
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C1
For nearly 30 years, Dennis Tyner kept a secret.
Company suggests retail survival tips
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
Is a tsunami of store closings coming at the end of the year?
Designers wooing audiences with flowers
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C2
Designers at New York Fashion Week had a new tactic to woo back wary customers: flowers.
Double Take: Teen struggling after move across country
September 15, 2009 in print edition on C1
My 15-year-old daughter was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and is being treated for mild clinical depression.
Latin countries’ military spending rising
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
Despite the world’s worst economic slump since the 1930s and projections that the number of poor in Latin America will rise this year, countries in the region have embarked on their biggest military spending spree in recent memory.
Lure of space
The United States can’t give up on space exploration.
September 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
The stunning photos from the Hubble Space Telescope released last week by NASA are a vivid reminder of why people on Earth are drawn to — and must continue — the exploration of outer space.
Technology association to offer family picnic
September 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Technology Association LTA will host its third annual family-oriented picnic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Dad Perry Park West Shelter, 1200 S. Monterey Way. Everyone is welcome to attend.