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Archive for Saturday, September 19, 2009

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On the street
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Butterfly tagging gallery, 2009 KU vs. Duke The day in photos, September 19, 2009 Shawnee Mission Northwest 34, Lawrence High 7 Free State 56, SM North 14 People & Places, September 19, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's MVP against Duke?

Poll results

Response Percent
Todd Reesing (338 passing yards, 3 TDs)
 
44%
Toben Opurum (120 combined yards, 2 TDs)
 
24%
Maxwell Onyegbule (47-yard interception return for TD)
 
15%
Darrell Stuckey (11 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss)
 
8%
Dezmon Briscoe (6 catches, 117 yards, TD)
 
5%
Other
 
1%
Total 2001
How would you grade KU's first half against Duke?

Poll results

Response Percent
C
 
53%
B
 
26%
D
 
10%
A
 
7%
F
 
1%
Total 188
What will be the result of today's KU-Duke game?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU wins by 20-29 points
 
54%
KU wins by 30-39 points
 
19%
KU wins by 10-19 points
 
16%
KU wins by 40 points or more
 
6%
KU wins by 1-9 points
 
1%
Duke wins
 
1%
Total 72
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Staff and patients of the Reed Medical Group, 404 Maine St., were evacuated outside their building Friday morning after a nearby gas leak. Reed Medical Group decided to close for the day. Large gas line breaks in North Lawrence; smell covers wide swath of city
10:29 a.m., September 18, 2009 Updated 12:54 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas receiver Bradley McDougald catches a kick prior to kickoff against Duke on Saturday. FINAL: Reesing passes for 338 yards as KU tops Duke, 44-16
9:10 a.m., September 19, 2009 Updated 6:20 p.m.
Maxwell Onyegbule added an interception return for touchdown as the Jayhawks defense posted another strong effort.
4:00 p.m.
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics have added a new state of the art EV145 helicopter to its fleet. The new air medical transport is manufactured by American Eurocopter. It made a stop Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital as part of a tour of medical centers within a 150-mile helicopter transport region. New helicopter caters to young patients
September 19, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics showcased its new state-of-the art helicopter on Friday at four area hospitals.
6:00 p.m.
Financial guru Dave Ramsey is seen in his broadcasting studio in Brentwood, Tenn. Ramsey doesn’t deny mixing religion and business, and he doesn’t apologize for getting rich doing it, either. Prophet of finance: Dave Ramsey establishes successful, if controversial, faith-based seminars
September 19, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Brandon and Julie Urban credit a man they’ve never met for helping to rein in their budget.The Lawrence couple, parents of three children, ages 5 months through second grade, attended a session of Financial Peace University, the DVD/small group study that is the signature work of Dave Ramsey, a guru who mixes faith and finances to help couples out of debt.

All stories

Crews respond to northern Lawrence structure fire
Two-alarm fire called out at 10:34 p.m.; Controlled approximately one hour later
11:53 p.m., September 19, 2009 Updated 01:21 a.m. in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded Saturday night to a structure fire.
FINAL: Reesing passes for 338 yards as KU tops Duke, 44-16
09:10 a.m., September 19, 2009 Updated 06:20 p.m.
Maxwell Onyegbule added an interception return for touchdown as the Jayhawks defense posted another strong effort.
Police seeking suspects after Friday night robbery
September 19, 2009
Police were searching Saturday morning for suspects in connection with a strongarm robbery that occurred late Friday.
Today’s Big 12 games at a glance
September 19, 2009
KU vs. Duke Head to head
September 19, 2009
Pump patrol
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.27 at Presto, 604 W. Ninth St.
Schools foundation event draws community support
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
If there was any doubt about the strong support in the community for the Lawrence public school system, it’d be quickly erased by a look inside the convention center at the Holiday Inn on Friday morning.
Football exchange brings Mexican visitors
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
Dressed in bright red T-shirts, football cleats and shoulder pads, the 31 boys warming up on the South Junior High football field look just like any Lawrence youth football team having Friday afternoon practice.
Veteran crew named for final shuttle flight
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
NASA’s chief astronaut will shut off the lights on America’s space shuttle program.
Trial for Roeder now set for Jan. 25
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B8
The trial of the man accused of killing abortion provider George Tiller has been continued until Jan. 25, 2010.
Around and about
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D5
The Old West Lawrence Applause Awards program announces winners for July and August. The awards recognize homeowners who make improvements to their properties and add beauty to the neighborhood.
Not a lie, but misleading
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
You lie? No. Barack Obama doesn’t lie. He’s too subtle for that. He … well, you judge.
Vatican inquiry concerns nuns
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D8
Everybody knows the nuns run this corner of Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. There is Sister Jane, telling a young mother that she needs to make a doctor appointment, today. Nearby, Sister Judy makes sure another woman is served a healthy breakfast. And Sister Esther, though officially retired five years, assists in the Wellspring office on Fourth Avenue.
People in the news
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D7
Prosecutors say Redmond O’Neal has pleaded no contest to bringing drugs to a jail facility and will be sent to a yearlong rehab program.
Devils downplay QB controversy
September 19, 2009
Somewhere along the way, a quarterback controversy was stirred up over in Durham, N.C.
Quest for perfection: Jayhawks lament squandered offense
September 19, 2009
Well, this was something. Here was Todd Reesing — quarterback of a Kansas University offense that had racked up 34 points and 576 yards of total offense in a lopsided road victory over UTEP, in a game some national media tapped as a possible upset — talking about his team’s recent effort with the jubilation of a guy who’d just watched his dog get kicked.
Hochevar hurls K.C. past Chisox
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C7
Luke Hochevar pitched Kansas City to an 11-0 rout of the White Sox.
25 years ago: Local auto dealers hopeful for end of GM strike
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
Local auto dealers said they were hopeful the nationwide General Motors strike of 59,000 workers at 13 plants would end soon. Problems were beginning to emerge here. Most concerned were Jim Ellena of Jack Ellena Buick, Dale Willey of Willey Pontiac-Cadillac and M.D. Guthrie of Turner Chevrolet. So far, Kansas City area producers had not joined the strike against what was the world’s largest manufacturer.
100 years ago: KU enrollment booming
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 19, 1909: Fall enrollment figures at the university are booming. As of the close of enrollment today, more than 1,450 students had signed up, without counting the summer school figure, which will later be included. Signups already are running several hundred above this time last year… . Johnny Bender, coach of the Haskell football team and one of the most famous athletes in Missouri Valley history, returned from Indiana today bringing with him a blushing bride, Pearl, of Vincennes. The wedding came as a surprise to many, but Bender and Pearl got a royal welcome upon their arrival here. A substitute coach was in charge while Bender was back east… . Charles Turner of the Tonganoxie High School football team became the first football casualty this fall. He suffered a broken collar-bone during practice but full recovery is expected though not in time for the 1909 season… . The Lawrence Oil, Coal and Gas Co. which supplies the city with natural gas from wells surrounding the city plans more drilling for new sources and expects a large reserve of gas.
Baker, Haskell football look to end losing skids
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
After losing to ranked teams in its first two games, Baker University’s win-starved football team will meet Avila College today in Kansas City, Mo.
KU must place emphasis on national academic rankings
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has challenged Kansas University officials as well as members of the Kansas Board of Regents to improve the national ranking of the state’s universities.
KU to conduct free football tailgate
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University students can participate in a free breakfast and beverage tailgate from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today before the football kickoff against Duke.
United Way gets record donations
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
When leaders of the United Way of Douglas County announced their $1.8 million 2009 Campaign goal this week, they already had good news to share.
Killings of al-Qaida leaders stunt group’s expansion
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
Recent targeted attacks that killed militants in Somalia, Indonesia and Pakistan have chipped away at al-Qaida’s power base, sapping the terror network of key leaders and experienced operatives who train recruits and wage attacks.
Suicide bomber kills 29 at hotel
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Scores of bloodied and bandaged victims filled hospital beds after a suicide car bomber destroyed a two-story hotel in northwest Pakistan, killing 29 people and underscoring the relentless security threat to the region.
First swine flu vaccines may be nasal spray
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
The first doses of swine flu vaccine may all be the nasal spray version, government health officials said Friday.
TV anchor’s flub turns into catch phrase
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
A veteran New York City news anchor flubs a line and an obscene catch phrase goes viral on the Internet.
City on pace for lowest number of homicides
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
More New Yorkers are out of work, and the cash-strapped city isn’t graduating a new class of police cadets this year. And yet crime is going down — way down.
Man gulps 33.5 burritos in 10 minutes to win eating contest
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Professional eater “Humble Bob” Shoudt ate 33 1/2 burritos in 10 minutes, winning the 2009 World Burrito eating championship on Friday before an excited crowd at the New Mexico State Fair.
Obama missile plan aiming to squeeze Iran, reassure Israel
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration’s revamped plan for a European missile shield is part of a broad new strategy for squeezing Iran.
Ex-CIA chiefs seek halt to interrogations probe
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
Seven former CIA directors asked President Barack Obama on Friday to quash a criminal probe of harsh interrogations of terror suspects during the Bush administration.
President: Health care anger not driven by race
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama said Friday that angry criticisms about his health care agenda are driven by an intense debate over the proper role of government — and not by racism.
First lady: Current system unacceptable
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
In an unusually personal speech, Michelle Obama on Friday described health-insurance reform as “very much a women’s issue” and said the current system is preventing women from achieving “true equality” in the country.
Education program focuses on schools
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B4
Educators and public television are teaming up on a project to get people talking about the future of schools.
Students help plant gardens
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B4
Outside the University City Children’s Center, 4- and 5-year-olds step carefully around a raised garden bed, their little hands covered in dirt.
Mo-ped accident injures man
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle mo-ped accident.
Criminal damage reported Wednesday
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported Wednesday criminal damage totaling $2,500.
Kan., Okla. universities to get $6M in funds
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
National Science Foundation has awarded $6 million to researchers at four Kansas and Oklahoma universities, including Kansas University, to study climate change and ecological forecasting.
Bikers for Babies ride set for Sunday
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Up to 8,000 motorcycles will be rolling on the streets and highways of northeast Kansas on Sunday morning, all to raise money for the March of Dimes.
KDHE to develop plan to reduce infections
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Each year, Americans contract 1.7 million infections while being treated in hospitals. These infections are associated with about 99,000 deaths annually.
Royals’ Crow ready to go
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C2
A lifelong Royals fan who says he’s too young to remember the glory days of George Brett and Frank White has the talent to help Kansas City return to prominence, general manager Dayton Moore said.
Five different Eagles score as Veritas throttles Seabury
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C1
Veritas Christian needed only one half of football to amass 222 rushing yards and 116 passing yards in Friday night’s 58-0 victory against Seabury Academy at the Eagles’ Nest, where the crickets have plenty to say and the Eagles usually dominate.
KU soccer ‘pretty good’ in rout
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C1
Eight games into the Kansas University soccer team’s 2009 season, this is what coach Mark Francis has realized about his team: When it shows up ready to play, it can be a pretty good college soccer squad. When it doesn’t, it’s a fairly average one.
National Merit Semifinalists named
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Twelve local high school students are National Merit Semifinalists and have the opportunity to continue in the nationwide competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships.
Tonganoxie shuts out Perry, 14-0
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C5
Tonganoxie High blanked Perry-Lecompton, 14-0.
New helicopter caters to young patients
Children’s Mercy shows off its state-of-the-art aircraft at LMH
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics showcased its new state-of-the art helicopter on Friday at four area hospitals.
States send mixed message on texting and driving
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Fiddling with your iPhone behind the wheel can get you fined across much of the nation. But many states are more than happy to tweet you with up-to-the-minute directions on how to steer clear of a traffic jam.
Stadium curbs rowdiness with breath tests
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Students who get kicked out of a University of Minnesota football game for drunken rowdiness won’t be allowed back next time unless they pass an alcohol breath test at the gate — one of the most extreme attempts yet by colleges to curb misbehavior in the stands.
Alumni swimmers win
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University swimming and diving alumni team placed first in all events but the mixed 50-yard backstroke against the current team on Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
N. Korea’s Kim hints at returning to nuke talks
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il reportedly said Friday his country is ready to engage in multilateral talks, the latest move in a diplomatic chess game with the U.S. and regional powers seeking to rid Pyongyang of nuclear weapons.
Fan pays $63,500 for dinner with Palin
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
A true fan of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is paying $63,500 to have dinner with her.
2 dozen motorcycles crash on highway
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Oregon State Police say more than two dozen motorcycles, most of them belonging to the Brother Speed motorcycle club, crashed on Interstate 5 on Friday afternoon, blocking freeway traffic for hours.
Yankee Bowl likely to have Big 12 ties
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
The Big 12 Conference more than likely will add a bowl game to its slate next season at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Police say they may never know motive in Yale killing
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Police may never know the motive for the killing of a Yale University graduate student whose body was found hidden behind a wall on what should have been her wedding day, the police chief said Friday.
KU basketball notebook
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas University junior center Cole Aldrich has been named Blue Ribbon Yearbook’s preseason college basketball player of the year.
Thousands march in Iran opposition protests
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Tens of thousands of protesters — many decked out in the green colors of the reform movement and chanting “Death to the dictator!” — rallied Friday in defiance of Iran’s Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies.
Political writer Kristol dies at 89
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Irving Kristol, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals like himself who had been “mugged by reality,” died Friday at the Capital Hospice in Arlington.
Conservatives embracing populist anger
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A6
Hello, fiery populism. Goodbye, fire and brimstone.
Pot goes up in smoke in California wildfire
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A6
The wildfire that has ravaged a national forest near Los Angeles has burned one plant species that authorities were happy to see go: marijuana, lots of it.
Authorities dig at home where kidnapped girl found
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
The property where Jaycee Dugard was held captive for 18 years became the site of an archaeological-style dig Friday as authorities revealed the discovery of another bone and a soil “anomaly” that could indicate something lies buried in an area where cadaver dogs earlier picked up a scent.
Insane killer escapes on field trip to fair
September 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
A criminally insane killer who escaped during a mental hospital field trip to a county fair remained on the run Friday, and furious residents and officials wondered why such a dangerous person was out in public.
Police respond to sound of gunshots call near Holcom Park
September 19, 2009
Police responded late Friday to a report of the sound of gunshots near Holcom Park.
42 states lose jobs in August
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Forty-two states lost jobs last month, up from 29 in July, with the biggest net payroll cuts coming in Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Ohio.
Tough Rollergirls knocked out by recession
September 19, 2009 in print edition on E6
There are some pretty horrific images in the Carolina Rollergirls’ online injury archive: The purple-black bruise on Kristi Kreme’s thigh; the nasty case of “rink rash” on Shirley Temper’s backside; the X-ray of the shattered shoulder — and cobalt chrome implant — that ended Harlot O’Scara’s roller derby career.
Man digging in yard discovers buried hand
September 19, 2009 in print edition on E6
A severed human hand has been unearthed from the yard of a Maryland home, but police say this is no whodunit.
Couple gets car stolen after auto accident
September 19, 2009 in print edition on E6
An Ohio couple got a double dose of bad luck when their car was stolen while they were hospitalized from a car accident on the same day.
Fort Riley soldiers return from Iraq
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B8
Music, live video updates and a smoke machine punctuated the celebration as families packed into a Fort Riley building Friday to welcome loved ones home from war.
Letter gets Leavenworth mayor removed from office
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B8
Leavenworth City Commission voted to remove Mayor Shay Baker from the job after she wrote a letter seeking leniency for a friend who is a convicted drug dealer.
Club news
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 12 meeting, with hosts Karen and Roz Zimmerer, Hazel Stellmacher and Sadie Deaton.
Military news
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D5
Army National Guard Pvt. Jesse J. Tilton and Army Pfcs. Brandon D. Lorenzo and Jeremy L. Willis have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Not people
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: As someone who believes strongly in civic participation, the idea that a corporation — which the Supreme Court has called an “artificial entity,” and that is made up of individual shareholders and employees with different political beliefs — could be allowed to spend directly from its massive corporate treasury on ads for or against a candidate is truly frightening.
Apology a must
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Few Republicans have denounced South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s egregious outburst calling President Obama a liar from the floor of Congress. His apology is needed beyond the president, to Congress and to the American people.
40 years ago: Three drum majors to lead KU Marching Band
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
For the first time, the Kansas University marching band was to be headed by a drum major threesome: Dave Koenig, Doug Maxwell and Jim Shipley.
Get with it
Kansas needs to step up efforts to become a leader in wind energy production.
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
Kansas needs to jump-start itself to get moving on the Sunflower coal plant compromise that made wind energy the focus of its renewable energy plan.
Prophet of finance: Dave Ramsey establishes successful, if controversial, faith-based seminars
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D1
Brandon and Julie Urban credit a man they’ve never met for helping to rein in their budget.The Lawrence couple, parents of three children, ages 5 months through second grade, attended a session of Financial Peace University, the DVD/small group study that is the signature work of Dave Ramsey, a guru who mixes faith and finances to help couples out of debt.
Horoscope for September 19, 2009
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Sept. 19: This year, you open doors to new vistas and expose yourself to new potential. Be willing to experience your power and talents to the fullest. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone through your immediate circle, most likely in 2010. If you are attached, you’ll relate to your sweetie on a far deeper level once you understand a natural resistance and communicate it.
Faith Forum: How can students find the right religious home while at college?
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D1
The good thing about a large college town is the diversity of religious options for students. Many mainline churches try to plant or support churches that are focused on reaching college students for Christ. There are many benefits for both the church and the students.
Free State graduate’s fashion career blooms with designer Lela Rose
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D1
On Tuesday night, I made my way uptown to visit the corporate offices of Lela Rose, where Betsy Killough, former Lawrence resident and Free State High School graduate works as head of sales.
‘Gandhi’ reply says a lot about Obama
September 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
For me, the real Obama moment of this back-to-work season wasn’t the speech before Congress or Wall Street.
‘O’Keeffe’ brings prestige to Lifetime
September 19, 2009 in print edition on D7
This is not your mother’s Lifetime network. Or even your older sister’s. Once the place to find women-in-peril dramas and a safe bet to air repeats of “Mother May I Sleep with Danger?,” Lifetime has changed.
Crabtree to have trouble with hype
September 19, 2009 in print edition on C2
It has become apparent, as the beast grows bigger and more muscular, that the drama around Michael Crabtree in recent weeks will be dwarfed by that when he suits up.