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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas backup quarterback Kale Pick takes off for a scramble during the fourth quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Pick shows flashes of bright KU future
September 20, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Upperclassmen at Kansas University who like to take in sporting events are no strangers to late-game, garbage-time novelty acts producing freakishly phenomenal statistics as the parking lots begin to jam up.
10:00 a.m.
Hannah Gilmore, 6, and her step-mother Jennifer Hodge, discuss purchasing a dresser for sale Saturday at Habitat ReStore. The store was celebrating its fourth year in Lawrence and recent move to a new location at 708 Connecticut Street. ReStore’s 4th anniversary draws bargain hunters
September 20, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Lawrence Habitat ReStore, 708 Conn., threw itself a party marking its fourth anniversary in the same way a kid might celebrate a fourth birthday: with balloons, prizes, cake and live music.
2:00 p.m.
Members of the West family take a hike through the Baker University Wetland during the Jayhawk Audubon Society butterfly tagging event Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. A colder and wetter summer resulted in fewer wetlands flowers and a lower migrating monarch population this year for partipants. Volunteers catch a little bit of nature
September 20, 2009 in print edition on 1B
As Kansas University football team wide receivers were warming up to catch passes from quarterback Todd Reesing, hundreds gathered across town in south Lawrence to catch monarch butterflies.
6:00 p.m.
Zigowst, a 32-year-old artist from Lawrence, works on The Globe, a former gasoline storage facility being painted by members of a Dutch artist group called the Toyists. The Toyists wear masks in public and don’t use their real names, saying the art produced by the whole group is more important than the egos of the individuals involved. Collective soulmates: Lawrence artist joins creative global movement
September 20, 2009 in print edition on 1D
For the sake of this story, his name is Zigowst.

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KU’s Sharp likely a game-time decision against Southern Miss
06:29 p.m., September 20, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
Injured Kansas University senior running back Jake Sharp underwent a light practice Sunday, but will be a game-time decision heading into Saturday’s final non-conference game against Southern Mississippi, coach Mark Mangino said Sunday evening.
Motorcyclists injured in Bikers for Babies
04:22 p.m., September 20, 2009 Updated 07:24 p.m. in print edition on A3
The motorcycle rider was participating in the Bikers for Babies event.
KU women’s basketball team ranked in preseason magazine
McCray honored as preseason second-team All-American
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Kansas women’s basketball team is ranked No. 22 in the recently released Athlon Sports College Basketball preseason issue. KU is one of four Big 12 schools to make the preseason top 25.
KU football moves up to 19th, 20th in polls
September 20, 2009
The Kansas football team continued to move up the national rankings this week, jumping four spots to No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches poll and two spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press poll.
Two cited after pellet gun incident
04:25 a.m., September 20, 2009 Updated 11:13 p.m. in print edition on A4
Two men were issued municipal citations early Sunday following a BB gun incident and fight that sent a 21-year-old KU student to the hospital with minor injuries.
Russia won’t deploy missiles near Poland in response to U.S.
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Russia said Saturday it will scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland since Washington has dumped a planned missile shield in Eastern Europe.
Similarly slumping Chiefs, Raiders to meet today
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
The Chiefs and similarly sad-sack Raiders will renew their rivalry today.
Nigerian scams evolve, but motive still money
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A8
When Betsy Shyrock met “Mark Donovan” online, it was love at first type. She was a single mom who hadn’t been in the dating game for 17 years. He was an international soccer scout from Ireland who lived in Virginia.
No meaning in music
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
I blame Elvis. With Chuck Berry, Little Richard and other icons from rock’s first generation, he pioneered an incendiary idea: that music could be more than a medium of entertainment, that it could and should also be a tool of cultural revolution.
Boomer Girl Diary: Travel turbulence begins with packing process
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D1
Traveling is hard enough these days.
Volunteers catch a little bit of nature
Monarch tagging draws devotees despite game day
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
As Kansas University football team wide receivers were warming up to catch passes from quarterback Todd Reesing, hundreds gathered across town in south Lawrence to catch monarch butterflies.
Second man arrested in connection with August home invasion
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
No subsidies
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Larry Day suggests that we give subsidies to arms manufacturers for NOT making and selling arms to Latin American nations (letter to the editor, Sept. 16). That won’t work. It won’t work for the same reason that U.S. farm subsidy programs failed: greed.
Game balls and Gassers
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C4
Candidates for Game balls and Gassers
ReStore’s 4th anniversary draws bargain hunters
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Habitat ReStore, 708 Conn., threw itself a party marking its fourth anniversary in the same way a kid might celebrate a fourth birthday: with balloons, prizes, cake and live music.
Pick shows flashes of bright KU future
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
Upperclassmen at Kansas University who like to take in sporting events are no strangers to late-game, garbage-time novelty acts producing freakishly phenomenal statistics as the parking lots begin to jam up.
Sharp ‘upset’ to sit
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C5
The leading rusher on the Big 12’s top rushing attack found himself pacing the sideline for much of Kansas University’s 44-16 victory over visiting Duke on Saturday.
KU bemoans drops
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C4
Beau White delivered the bad news to the Kansas University football receivers in the locker room. As is tradition, the KU assistant media-relations director went to the wideouts to tell them their statistics from the game.
LHS boys triumph
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
Roy Wedge won the individual title, and five of his Lawrence High cross country teammates placed in the top 10 as the Lions cruised to the team title Saturday at the Shawnee Heights Invitational at Lake Shawnee.
Free State’s Sloan wins
Firebirds lose tiebreaker, take second
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
Free State’s Logan Sloan paced himself along with the front pack of runners Saturday.
Kansas carrying on
With Sharp ailing, Opurum steps up
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C1
For the second time in three games, Kansas University’s football team played without one of its top offensive players. And for the second time in three games, the Jayhawks carried on as if everything was perfectly normal.
LHS volleyball second at Maize Invitational
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High’s volleyball team took second place Saturday in the Maize Invitational. The Lions lost to Maize, 28-26, 25-22, in the championship match.
Man gets back on wheels in Hutchinson
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lightning flashes and fills the sky with a blue and white color that matches the light emanating from the lamp in Robert Pennington’s tent as he settles in for the night.
City commission agenda: Waterline extension considered for municipal airport
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B8
City commissioners will receive an update on plans to extend a city waterline to the Lawrence Municipal Airport in North Lawrence.
Steampunk focus of Salina art show
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B8
Steampunk art combines past and present technology; artist Rich Bergen will feature the unique art at his studio.
Fans set simultaneous ‘Thriller’ dance record
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A10
Thousands of Michael Jackson’s Mexican fans have won the world record for most people to dance to the song “Thriller” simultaneously in one place.
Photos of mullets, leotards return to haunt online
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A10
Matching mullets, regrettable tattoos, metal mouths and goofy grins.
Wheel genius: Road work planned this week
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B5
Among major road projects in the area this week:
‘Club Morocco’ fuses fun with flair
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Community Theatre opens its new season with the swingin’ hot “Club Morocco,” which uses the hits of great big-band leaders such as Glen Miller, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey to narrate a 1940s-era, film-noir spoof.
Arboretum tour to highlight xeriscaping
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Parks and Recreation will be hosting a garden tour to increase awareness about ways to landscape with minimal water usage.
Former Missouri school counselor sentenced
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B3
A former Hickman Mills counselor has been sentenced for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was student at another school.
Experts: Defense in Yale killing has it tough
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Defending a Yale University lab technician charged with murder against what appears to be a mountain of forensic evidence might mean trying to convince jurors that the crime scene was contaminated because police didn’t immediately shut down the lab where the victim was found, legal experts said.
Duke’s 2 QBs < Kansas’ 1
Blue Devils impressed by Jayhawks’ Reesing
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C5
Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis didn’t look like a guy nursing a sore ankle on a shocking 21-yard touchdown burst that opened the scoring on Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium.
Mayweather dominates Marquez
Return to ring results in unanimous decision
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C2
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has returned to the ring in a big way with an unanimous decision over the smaller, lighter Juan Manuel Marquez.
Escaped insane killer still on the loose
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two days after an insane killer escaped from a field trip organized by his mental hospital, the union that represents mental hospital workers said it had become concerned about the type of patients allowed to participate in such outings.
Peavy pitches White Sox past Royals
September 20, 2009
Jake Peavy’s first start with the Chicago White Sox came after a long wait, hours of rehab and a frustrating setback.
Ex-aide says Edwards fathered mistress’ child
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
A man who once claimed to have fathered the child of John Edwards’ mistress says in a book proposal the former presidential candidate is the real father and that Edwards worked with his campaign finance chairman to hide that secret, according to a newspaper report published online Saturday.
Police: Dad tells son, 4, that cocaine is candy
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
New Jersey police say a 4-year-old boy shared cocaine with his friends at day care because his father told him it was candy.
Big 12 football roundup
No. 2 Longhorns edge Texas Tech
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C3
Colt McCoy and Texas gained a measure of revenge against Texas Tech and its new prolific passer.
Parachutists honor ill-fated WWII mission
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of British, American and Dutch parachutists drifted out of blue skies over the central Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 65th anniversary of an ill-fated operation aimed at bringing a swift end to World War II.
Fans’ behavior worries NFL players
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C2
The National Football League as a business wants to matter a great deal to its fans.
Area’s biggest tax hits
J-W ranks mill levies throughout Douglas County
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
Ah, summer. The season of sipping lemonade, Little League baseball games, backyard barbecues and taxes.
Historic flu pandemics: Viruses spread easily, target healthy
1918 outbreak infamous for death toll; nine decades later, novel vaccine produced
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A1
Ninety-one years ago, the mother of all influenza pandemics struck the world, killing an estimated 50 million people.
For sale: Former Capone hideout
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
The buyer of a scenic property in northern Wisconsin will get more than just its bar and restaurant: They’ll have a former hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone.
KU Hospital to offer drive-through flu clinic
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kansas University Hospital will offer free flu shots during its 15th annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot event.
Aging state judge to stay on bench
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
Reno County District Judge Richard Rome remains on the bench thanks to a change in state law.
Kansas City Ballet renovating building
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Ballet has started a $31 million renovation on what officials are calling “one of the best dance buildings in the country.”
More memorials?
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Congressman Moore, Your notice was received. You have successfully introduced, and made law, a bill (HR 634) for a special silver dollar to commemorate the sacrifices disabled veterans have made. This silver dollar will fund the building of a memorial, near the U.S. Capitol, to honor them.
Mark’s on the Move: Hunters use calls to attract animals
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B4
Sept. 13, Sept. 21 and Oct. 31. They are the dates that avid Kansas hunters have had their sights set on all off-season long.
Baucus dogged by ideological ambivalence
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
In the early 1970s when Max Baucus, now the senior senator from Montana and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was contemplating entering politics, he sought advice from many veteran public servants.
Big birthday
Our city was founded on the conviction that slavery should be abolished. We should celebrate the principles of our founders as 2011 approaches.
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
The year 2011 should be an important one in Lawrence’s history.
Firebird gymnasts 3rd
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Free State gymnastics team finished third on Saturday at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational.
Members of Congress tweet their own horns
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
Researchers who plodded through more than 6,000 Twitter postings by members of Congress have found — surprise! — that politicians spend most of their time on Twitter promoting themselves.
Clean landing: Airport lays 1st green runway
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
Clean landings are about to get a new meaning at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Nuke plant mistakenly warns ‘emergency!’
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A3
A suburban New York City nuclear power plant’s siren system has mistakenly blared out the warning, “Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!”
No audience for getting rid of old TVs
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A8
This land is your land, this land is clunker land. From clunker cars to Jonathan Carroll’s kitchen table, where a 20-inch Philips TV sits unplugged awaiting someone — anyone — to fire it up again before next week’s season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Baker football rolls
September 20, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Baker football team shut out Avila, 41-0, on Saturday at Avila.
Police raid U.S.-contracted security firm
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A9
Police raided a Pakistani security firm that helps protect the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, seizing 70 allegedly unlicensed weapons and arresting two people. The incident follows a series of scandals surrounding American use of private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Taliban leader says ‘invaders’ should study war history
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Taliban’s reclusive leader said in a Muslim holiday message Saturday that the U.S. and NATO should study Afghanistan’s long history of war, in a pointed reminder that foreign forces have had limited military success in the country.
Toughest test coming up for health care overhaul
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A4
Keep going. You don’t have to fix all of it now. Just please don’t let it stall. That’s the essence of the message that Senate Democratic leaders have for their Finance Committee senators, who plan to start voting Tuesday on a remake of the nation’s health care system.
Despite peace, Bosnia ‘drifts toward chaos’
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
For 11 days in late August and early September in 1995, U.S. and NATO air power defended Bosnian Muslims, who were being attacked by Bosnian Serbs, who were supported by Serbian Serbs. This was merely the overture to something much more ambitious — a grand concert of nation-building that began when the Dayton agreement reached in December of that year calmed the Balkan furies of revanchism and revenge, for a while.
Try as it might, Iran cannot silence its opposition
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B7
The world’s most gripping political drama is still playing out in Iran, where the vicious tactics of a hard-line regime have been unable to silence an unarmed opposition calling for reform.
Now in hot water, did ACORN grow too big for its own good?
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A6
Activist group ACORN started in 1970 to help the poor in Arkansas and quickly went national, growing into a multimillion-dollar conglomerate with a mission so far-flung that schools now bear its name, two radio stations are affiliates and a man it backed is the president. Oh yeah, it’s also the unwilling star of a hot Internet video featuring a couple dressed as a hooker and her pimp.
Residents embark on overseas adventure
‘Team Flatlanders’ finish Mongol Rally
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
When Lawrence residents Mike Gaus and Andrew Schmidt entered the 2009 Mongol Rally, they had one goal: the adventure of a lifetime.
KU works to improve waste disposal methods
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B1
Nearly one year after the Environmental Protection Agency levied fines against Kansas University, KU officials are continuing efforts to prevent hazardous waste disposal violations from recurring.
Mortgages
September 20, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 71 mortgages in the weekly period ended Monday.
Adviser: Troubled firms should fail
September 20, 2009 in print edition on E1
President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser on Friday pressed for new restrictions on the biggest and most intertwined financial institutions and said the industry should not count on government to rescue them from crisis again.
Bankruptcies
September 20, 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:
Complaining to the boss
Have a workplace grievance? Think carefully about how to address it
September 20, 2009 in print edition on E1
You’re toiling away in your cubicle with more work than you can handle, while the guy next to you is busy with his fantasy football team. It’s enough to make you want to punt his coffee cup out the door. What’s the best way to complain to the boss? And should you even speak up, given an economy where companies are trying to do more with fewer workers?
People in the news
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D5
A new era has begun for the Walt Disney Co. following the abrupt resignation of longtime studio chief Dick Cook.
Arts Notes: KU’s Collage Concert marks 10th anniversary
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D4
The new Kansas University School of Music will continue a decade-long tradition with the annual Collage Concert Friday.
40 years ago: 3 seniors named National Merit semifinalists
September 20, 2009
Three Lawrence High seniors, all straight-A students, were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists — Joan Gudger, Jill Whitley and Jane Drury.
Obama rolling into week of high diplomatic stakes
President to speak to U.N., G-20
September 20, 2009 in print edition on A5
The unrelenting global troubles confronting Barack Obama are about to converge on him all at once, providing a stern test of leadership for a first-year president who has pledged to “change the world.”
Thrown for a loop: Cursive writing may be fading skill
September 20, 2009 in print edition on E8
Charleston resident Kelli Davis was in for a surprise when her daughter brought home some routine paperwork at the start of school this fall. Davis signed the form and then handed it to her daughter for the eighth-grader’s signature.
25 years ago: Regents approve eliminating 8 degree programs
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
A Kansas Board of Regents committee approved recommendations to eliminate eight degree programs at Kansas University and other regents institutions. The votes on all the issues were unanimous in the face of growing budget deficits.
100 years ago: College jealousy diminished
September 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 20, 1909: The Fair Association has designated next Wednesday as Lawrence Day and merchants are asked to close their stores at noon to give clerks and everyone else a chance to attend. Planners have worked hard and it appears a major fair is at hand… . The jealousy existing between the state university here and the agricultural college, which almost brought an open rupture last year, is to be wiped out. No longer will any bickering be allowed between the two institutions. A gentleman’s agreement is being reached by officials of the two schools and they say they are glad that there will be growing efforts toward greater harmony. Chancellor Strong of KU says the emphasis will be on cooperation rather than dissension… . One of the greatest swindling moves in local history came this week when a local man was beated out of $4,000 by a smooth operator who used a fake check to get the deed to some local land. He got the deed to the land and then mortgaged it for $4,000 the same day, leaving town in a hurry with his loot.
Horoscope for September 20, 2009
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, Sept. 20: This year, you see people with more clarity. You are able to mobilize your energy more easily than in the past. You feel renewed and ready to head in a new direction. Proceed with your finances using great care. Investments could take longer to manifest than anticipated. If you are single, how you view someone could be especially significant and subject to change. Unusual desirability could draw many different people. If you are attached, the two of you might need different checking accounts, as you could discover divergent financial interests.
Backyard getaway: Couple use wise plant choices for water garden
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D8
With careful consideration of the mature size of plants and the scale of the garden, Jim and Cheryl Harmon have transformed a tiny, bare backyard into an oasis of lush plants and babbling waterfalls.
Behind the Lens: The uses of rim light
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D2
Nothing highlights a side spike or a mullet, or even a mullet and side spike combo better than a perfectly placed rim light.
Collective soulmates: Lawrence artist joins creative global movement
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D1
For the sake of this story, his name is Zigowst.
‘Wicked’ author honors ‘Wild Thing’ Sendak
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D3
Maurice Sendak, now 81 years old, may be the most revered living figure in children’s literature.
Mass. St. Chic: A peek into Parsons school of design
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D1
On Thursday morning and all through the afternoon, there were people lining the street outside 66 Fifth Ave.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Storm’
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D3
Jolted awake from
Film fest showcases AIDS orphan’s work
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D6
Writer-producer Neal Baer is accustomed to 12 million or so Americans flipping on their TV sets for an episode of his drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Symbolic gesture: Freemasons wary of new Dan Brown novel
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D3
The lodge room of the Naval Masonic Hall is a colorful and somewhat inscrutable sight for the nonmember, with its blue walls, Egyptian symbols, checkered floor in the center and high ceiling painted with gold stars.
Older costume jewelry made to last
September 20, 2009 in print edition on D8
Costume jewelry is among the best-selling collectibles in the United States today.