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Pretty Things Peepshow @ Granada The day in photos, September 18, 2009
Polls
How concerned are you about getting the swine flu?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not concerned
 
50%
Somewhat concerned
 
36%
Very concerned
 
12%
Total 1469
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Paper Company workers (L to R) Larry Rosdahl, Rachel Wagner, Jon Henry, and President Justin Hill. Another day at the office
September 16, 2009
Of course, the goings-on at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin are a bit overdone, but there are always shades of truth, that’s what makes it funny. And nowhere in Lawrence might those shades of truth be any more evident than at our own small regional paper company: The Lawrence Paper Company…
6:00 a.m.
An exterior shot of the proposed 3,000-seat addition to Memorial Stadium that will include the Gridiron Club. Regents approve expansion of Memorial Stadium
10:45 a.m., September 17, 2009 Updated 4:52 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Board of Regents has OK’d a $34 million addition of seating on the east side of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
10:00 a.m.
Marei Spaola, a Haskell Indian Nations University senior, Oglala Lakota, center, and Temeka Circle Bear, HINU sophomore, a Cheyenne River Sioux, both from Rapid City, S.D., participate in an opening drum ceremony Thursday at Haskell Stadium. Haskell is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and Thursday marked the exact date 125 years ago that the school was opened. Haskell marks its 125th year
September 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In 1884, the Indian Industrial Training School opened its doors to 22 students as a boarding school meant to assimilate American Indians into mainstream culture.
2:00 p.m.
Alessandra Marks, 1, plays with chalk in the shadow of her father, Brandon Marks, Tonganoxie, in 2009 at the “Kickin’ it with WIC” event at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine. The 2011 event will be Thursday. Kids enjoy range of activities at ‘Kickin’ It With Wic’
September 17, 2009
About 120 children participated in “Kickin’ It With WIC,” an annual event that aims to teach families budget-friendly ways to stay physically active.
6:00 p.m.
Jeanne and Ric Averill rehearse the melodrama “Dangerous Damsels,” a revival of one of their 1990s productions from Apple Valley Farm Theatre. Beyond the Valley: Averill family resurrects melodramas from bygone Kansas playhouse
September 18, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It’s been more than a decade since Lawrence audiences spent their summer weekends cheering for heroes, jeering at villains and pounding down fried chicken dinners.

All stories

Lions fail to capitalize on errors
08:11 p.m., September 18, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Who says mistakes kill football teams? Not Shawnee Mission Northwest. Not Friday night.
Dominating debut
Firebirds christen stadium with 560 yards of offense
06:39 p.m., September 18, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
With hundreds of fans showing up early to tailgate, the sound system blaring rock music across the campus and the brand new Free State High football stadium buzzing with anticipation, the only thing missing from Friday’s pregame atmosphere was the fireworks.
New KU chancellor cites personal experience in speech about importance of philanthropy
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
New Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little used her own story of going through college to highlight the importance of private giving to KU Friday.
Lawrence man sentenced to 32 months in prison for molesting his daughter
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence man was sentenced to 32 months in prison on Friday for molesting his 16-year-old daughter, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said.
GOP leaders, Parkinson at odds over letter on behalf of union
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
House Republican leaders Friday called on Gov. Mark Parkinson to stop a request made on behalf of a union for information from health care providers doing business with the state.
WWII cannon tested, ready for Saturday’s KU game
September 18, 2009
The cannon is ready, now it’s up to the Jayhawks to score in Saturday’s game against Duke.
Van Go’s limo will soon hit the road
September 18, 2009
The iconic, brightly painted limo that local non-profit Van Go has used since 1998 will soon be leaving Lawrence.
Lawrence man accused, with son, of trying to kill ex-wife pleads not guilty
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man accused of kidnapping and trying to kill his ex-wife in June pleaded not guilty to the crimes Friday, and a judge scheduled the case for a Nov. 30 jury trial, Douglas County Court records said.
Kansas officials praise hiring of firm to oversee construction of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas officials on Friday praised the hiring of a firm to oversee construction of a bio-security lab in Manhattan and said the decision shows a commitment to the project that has been questioned by some in Congress.
Work begins Monday on 23rd Street repaving project
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Early work starts Monday for upgrading a 1.2-mile stretch of one of the busiest streets in Lawrence.
Large gas line breaks in North Lawrence; smell covers wide swath of city
Reed Medical Group evacuates employees, patients, shuts down for day
10:29 a.m., September 18, 2009 Updated 12:54 p.m. in print edition on A1
A significant gas line break Friday morning in North Lawrence sent emergency crews scrambling to multiple parts of the city, forced train traffic in the city to be shut down and prompted a medical office to close for the day.
Lawrence woman arrested after leading police on chase through town
No one injured during chase
02:40 a.m., September 18, 2009 Updated 04:35 a.m.
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested after leading police on a car chase through town early Friday morning.
Dueling ‘racist’ claims defuse once powerful word
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A8
Everybody’s racist, it seems.
Small insurance claims can create big issues
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
A summer storm arrived and water leaked in our bedroom, causing about $1,100 in damage to a few of the ceiling’s tiles and a small portion of one of the walls. Can we file a claim with our insurer?
Chamber selects leadership class
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has selected 35 people to participate in the 2010 Leadership Lawrence Program.
Rec Calendar
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B6
Recreation calendar for September 18, 2009.
FSHS soccer remains undefeated
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
Another game, another shutout for Free State High’s stingy soccer team.
Another view
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
An event at the Dole Institute should reiterate the blessings of being an American.
‘Meatballs’ among year’s funniest films
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C2
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is the latest unexpected delight from Sony Pictures Animation, the folks who gave us “Monster House” and “Surf’s Up.”
Holcomb man transported to LMH after car leaves roadway
Man treated and released Friday morning
September 18, 2009
A Holcomb man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after his vehicle left the roadway outside Lawrence Friday morning.
Agency: Iran can make nuke
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C10
Iran experts at the U.N nuclear monitoring agency believe Tehran has the ability to make a nuclear bomb and worked on developing a missile system that can carry an atomic warhead, according to a confidential report seen by The Associated Press.
Yale suspect described as controlling
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A8
As police charged a Yale animal lab technician with murdering a graduate student who worked in his building, a portrait began to emerge Thursday of an unpleasant stickler for the rules who often clashed with researchers and considered the mice cages his personal fiefdom.
Car bomb kills 6 Italians, 10 Afghans
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A7
A suicide car bomber killed six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians Thursday in the heavily guarded capital of Kabul — a grim reminder of the Taliban’s reach amid political uncertainty in Afghanistan.
New student loan plan drops bank subsidies
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A7
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would make the biggest changes in federal student loans in decades, driving banks out of the business and relying on an existing government program to provide that crucial source of college financing.
Obama discards Bush’s missile-defense shield
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a long-planned missile shield for Eastern Europe on Thursday, replacing a Bush-era project that was bitterly opposed by Russia with a plan he contended would better defend against a growing threat of Iranian missiles.
Nice 67 y.o. male has brush with mortality
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
The doctor who saw me in the ER wrote in her report: “nice 67 y.o. male, flat affect, awake, alert and appropriate.”
U.S. households’ net worth rises for 1st time in 2 years
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
Americans’ wealth rose this spring for the first time in nearly two years, with stocks and home values gaining as the recession faded.
Charges of racism cut both ways
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, some suggested that race played a factor in his success.
Despite aid, banks still wary of lending
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
It’s a good time to borrow money for a home, car or small business.
Horoscope for September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, if you focus your attention on your goals, you probably will realize them. Your birthday falls on a New Moon, adding to your creativity and charisma. If you are single, many people will be drawn to you; however, you might not be sure which person fits the bill. If you are attached, remember that it is not all about you. Libra helps you make money.
Parents object to adult ads during games
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C10
Ads for erectile dysfunction drugs, beer and not-for-children films abound on pro football and baseball telecasts, upsetting parents and politicians worried about harm to young viewers — though a new wave of complaints doesn’t seem to be swaying the leagues, networks or advertisers.
Labor Dept. wants GM health care exemption
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Labor Department said Thursday it was seeking an exemption for General Motors’ new retiree health care plan that would carry out the automaker’s plans to transfer company securities into the health care trust.
Boeing shares details of tanker proposal
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
Boeing released more details of its potential proposal in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging tanker refueling fleet.
Clinician to conduct training seminar
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
Paul Hahn, M.S., LMFT, of Hahn Marital Therapy in Lawrence, will conduct a pastoral counseling training seminar for clergy at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 20 at Signs of Life, 722 Mass.
D.A.: Word of video led rape accuser to recant
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Hofstra University freshman who had claimed she was raped by five men in a dormitory bathroom changed her story after prosecutors confronted her with the revelation that a video of the encounter may have been recorded, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Police: W.Va. man impersonated governor — poorly — to steal info
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Bad grammar and spelling tripped up a man who was trying to steal Social Security numbers and other information from jobseekers by impersonating West Virginia’s governor, police said.
Madoff’s beach home sells for above $8.75M
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
It boasts ocean views, an infamous former owner — and now a buyer willing to pay more than $8.75 million.
1 in 3 teen girls got cervical cancer vaccine
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
One in three teenage girls have rolled up their sleeves for a vaccine against cervical cancer, but vaccination rates vary dramatically between states, according to a federal report released Thursday.
Netanyahu to world: Back Israeli self-defense
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday rejected the U.N. report alleging Israeli war crimes in its Gaza war this year, warning world leaders that they and their anti-terror forces could be targets for similar charges.
In debuting new stadium, Free State asks attendees to abide by these rules
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
The wait is over. It’s time to unveil the new football stadium at Free State High. At 7 tonight, the Firebirds welcome Shawnee Mission North to town for the first varsity football game at the new field.
LHS soccer ties O-North, 1-1
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
The way Lawrence High soccer coach Matt Anderson sees things, Thursday’s 1-1 tie against Olathe North demonstrates one thing: The Lions are ahead of where they were last season.
Terror mastermind Noordin Top killed
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C10
Special forces raided a hide-out Thursday and killed militant mastermind Noordin Muhammed Top, striking at the heart of the terrorist network behind a deadly campaign of suicide attacks in Indonesia, including the Bali nightclub bombings.
Miami thumps Georgia Tech
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B3
Jacory Harris watched Georgia Tech run over, past and around Miami’s defense on the opening series of the game, barely showing any emotion on the sideline.
Serena, MJ show their lack of class
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Serena Williams would like to embrace the line judge she verbally assaulted in a “big ol’ hug.”
Obama honors soldier killed in battle
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama on Thursday praised a U.S. soldier who three times left cover for an attempted rescue while Taliban bullets and grenades rained around him, ultimately losing his own life while trying to save his comrade on an Afghan battlefield.
FSHS volleyball goes 2-1 in quad
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Free State High’s volleyball team went 2-1 on Thursday night at the Shawnee Mission South quadrangular.
Walk to Defeat ALS set for Sunday at KU
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A6
Lawrence’s fifth Walk to Defeat ALS will take place Sunday on the Kansas University campus.
Four Lions’ football seniors out with injuries
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
When it rains it pours on Lawrence High’s football team.
Teen wounds 8 students, 1 teacher at German school
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C10
An 18-year-old armed with an ax, knives and Molotov cocktails attacked his high school in southern Germany on Thursday, injuring eight pupils and a teacher before police shot and arrested him, authorities said.
Firebirds’ defense looks for boost
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Last week, the Free State High football team fixed its own turnover woes. This week, the Firebirds are hoping to create some for their opponent.
Abortion shooting trial delay in works
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A6
The trial of the man accused of killing abortion provider George Tiller is expected to be continued to a later date.
Seabury splits home tri
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team defeated Heritage Christian 25-18, 25-19 and fell to Flint Hills Christian 25-13, 21-25, 21-25, on Thursday.
Return to sender
Lions finish productive 2-1 in home quad
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
If there’s any truth to the notion that the regular season prepares you for postseason play, the Lawrence High volleyball team should be ready for anything by the time state rolls around.
State unemployment numbers fell to 7.1 percent in August
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Kansas unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent for August, down from an adjusted rate of 7.8 percent in July, officials reported Friday.
Duke still triggers thoughts of hoops
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
In the song, “Hold Up,” with R. Kelly, famed hip-hop artist Jay-Z describes the relationship between the two icons with the following lyric, “I’m back, in a zone like Duke or Stanford… Me and the boy Kel, like Duke and Kansas.” Odds are, when Jay-Z wrote it, he wasn’t thinking Mark Mangino and David Cutcliffe.
Haskell Fridays quiet
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
The differences began to show up as soon as I left the office. Departing at 6:40 p.m., a good 30-40 minutes later than I always used to, I arrived at Haskell Stadium after just seven minutes. No traffic, no parking jam, nothing.
Man pleads guilty to sexual charges
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 67-year-old Basehor man entered pleas Thursday in Leavenworth County District Court to soliciting and illegally touching children, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said.
House votes to defund ACORN
Initiative won’t take effect until bills pass
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
The House voted Thursday to deny all federal funds for ACORN in a GOP-led strike against the scandal-tainted community organizing group that comes just three days after the Senate took similar action.
Gathering shines light on domestic, sexual violence
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
“Not one more.”
Trashy behavior
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: City Commissioner Mike Amyx commented recently that the Lawrence High School stadium, when finished, will not only look great but will be something the students and community can be proud to have.
Families learn healthy habits
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
The parking lot of Lawrence’s Community Health Facility building was abuzz late Thursday afternoon with activity.
Perry-Lecompton High to have blood drive
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
The Community Blood Center is having a blood drive Sept. 28 at Perry-Lecompton High School.
Kentucky coach acquitted
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
A former Kentucky high school football coach was found not guilty Thursday in the death of a player who collapsed at a practice where the team was put through a series of sprints on a hot summer day.
Habitat for Humanity to mark milestones
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
Habitat for Humanity in Lawrence will celebrate a couple of milestones this weekend.
Race to honor girl’s memory
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
She was a little girl, full of life.
Haskell marks its 125th year
Speaker to students: ‘You are the new breed of warriors’
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
In 1884, the Indian Industrial Training School opened its doors to 22 students as a boarding school meant to assimilate American Indians into mainstream culture.
Greinke keeps rolling as Royals top Detroit
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B5
Jim Leyland was unhappy.
25 years ago: KU spokesman lauds Board of Regents appointment
September 18, 2009
Kansas University spokesmen lauded the appointment of Wichita businessman Larry Jones to the Kansas Board of Regents. KU chancellor Gene Budig said he expected Jones to be a strong and active advocate for the needs of all the schools in the regents system.
100 years ago: Street car deliveries delayed after power plant issues
September 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 18, 1909: The big temporary generator for the power plant has arrived and is being put into place today. So the power question for the local electric line is solved for sure. However, the street car deliveries will be a day late and cannot possibly run before Monday. A big goal is to have street cars ready for the county fair next week but there are doubts now that will occur.
40 years ago: Special election called for LEC bond issue
September 18, 2009
The Douglas County Commission indicated it would call a special election in late November or early December on a $3.5 million bond issue to finance construction of a joint city-county judicial and law enforcement center.
Net Worth: Greetings get personal (and personalized) through e-cards
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
I had a friend who wrote greeting cards for Hallmark back in the ’80s. But that was prior to the Internet. Now, even if you’re saying the same thing, you have an opportunity to present it in entirely new ways.
Mass. St. Chic — Fashion Week: Cornejo’s line modern
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Maria Cornejo’s Spring 2010 Collection looks like an urban design structure or a permanent forest — not a piece of clothing that follows any rules or fashion trends. Her pieces can be worn for a lifetime.
Beyond the Valley: Averill family resurrects melodramas from bygone Kansas playhouse
September 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
It’s been more than a decade since Lawrence audiences spent their summer weekends cheering for heroes, jeering at villains and pounding down fried chicken dinners.
Awards abound; a light extinguished
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez host the 2009 ALMA Awards (7 p.m., ABC), honoring achievements by Hispanics in film, television, music and the arts.
People in the news
September 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for September 18, 2009.