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KU men's basketball visits Sunset Hill Elementary School The day in photos, September 22, 2009
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Polls
Would a higher national security warning make you reluctant to attend a major sporting event?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
80%
Yes
 
19%
Total 823
At what temperature do you set your thermostat when you're home during winter?

Poll results

Response Percent
65 to 69
 
48%
70 to 74
 
36%
64 or lower
 
8%
75 or higher
 
6%
Total 1474
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Fracas sends KU guard Tyshawn Taylor to hospital
Source says Taylor hurt in skirmish with football players
11:37 p.m., September 22, 2009 Updated 01:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Tyshawn Taylor was involved — and injured — in an incident that broke out in front of Burge Union on the KU campus shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a source confirmed Tuesday night.
St. John’s Catholic Church begins planning for major expansion
St. John want to add on to school, sanctuary
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
A space crunch at St. John the Evangelist has the Catholic church considering a major expansion that would take up much of the 1200 block of Kentucky Street.
KU officials mum on any changes they’re making after feds issue terror alert for sports stadiums
No particular venues named; KU mum on security changes
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University police officials aren’t saying whether there will be any noticeable change in security during Saturday’s football game at Memorial Stadium, after a national security warning was issued Monday regarding potential terrorist attacks at stadiums.
Local elementary students get visit from Jayhawk basketball players
Advice on healthy eating teamed with exercise, autograph session
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
Several members of the Kansas University men’s basketball team — junior center Cole Aldrich, senior guard Mario Little and sophomore guard Jordan Juenemann — dropped in on physical education classes at Sunset Hill School to make sure the students understand that healthy eating and exercise make for a great game plan.
Historical society looking for public input on mission
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Historical Society has created an online survey so the public can help board members focus the mission for the society and the Watkins Community Museum of History.
Governor appoints two to Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A6
A leading proponent for renewable energy and a professor from Lawrence have been appointed by Gov. Mark Parkinson to the board that represents consumers in utility rate cases.
County to take up zoning for corporate retreat
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will consider approving conditional zoning for 59 acres, which would make way for a corporate rural retreat between Lawrence and Lecompton.
Woman confesses to stealing from Lawrence sign company
11:47 a.m., September 22, 2009 Updated 12:02 p.m. in print edition on A4
A former official at a Lawrence sign company faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to computer fraud, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said Tuesday.
Statehouse Live: Complaint against former AG Kline will be ready soon, official says
11:17 a.m., September 22, 2009 Updated 11:17 a.m.
Disciplinary officer expects complaints against former attorney general Phill Kline, and his former deputy, Eric Rucker, will be completed within next 45 days
Some Kansas school districts considering new funding lawsuit
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B12
Cuts in state aid for Kansas’ public schools have revived talk of a lawsuit over education funding.
GAO calls for more oversight of biolabs
September 22, 2009
A national strategy is needed for overseeing the expanding number of laboratories designed for research on the world’s deadliest pathogens, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.
Tonight’s LHS-FSHS soccer game will be played at Free State High
Varsity contest kicks off at 6 p.m. at the FSHS football field
September 22, 2009
Tonight’s LHS-FSHS boys soccer game will be played at the Free State High football stadium.
KU soccer player Morris honored
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas junior Rachel Morris has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com’s National Women’s Team of the Week.
Recession widens student loan sinkhole
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Deep into this recession, we know that an increasing number of people no longer can pay their mortgages, their credit card balances or their car loans. Now throw into the mix the rising number of defaults on student loans.
First impressions
Pick-up games provide glimpses of Xavier Henry
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
There are days Kansas University freshman Xavier Henry dominates pick-up games contested in the Jayhawks’ new basketball practice facility.
Pump patrol
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump Patrol for September 22, 2009.
Swine flu vaccine plans develop
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is gearing up to provide the novel H1N1 vaccine to the community.
District increases by 115 students
Virtual School sees biggest enrollment jump in Lawrence
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
The official enrollment came as no surprise to Lawrence public school district officials.
Education is vital to U.S. future
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
In a period of uncertainty, rapid change and economic disruption, it is more important than ever to plan for the future.
RB Lewis could see time against Southern Miss
12:00 a.m., September 22, 2009 Updated 08:01 a.m. in print edition on B1
With the availability of injured running back Jake Sharp uncertain, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino said Monday that third-string back Rell Lewis likely would see an increased role in Saturday’s game against visiting Southern Mississippi.
The president and the potato
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Add this one to the presidential collection: the heart-shaped potato.
Horoscope for September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Sometimes this year you will get overly serious and take matters to heart, possibly to the extent of being immobilized. Negativity has no place in your life. If you are single, you have more to offer than you realize. If you are attached, the two of you need to learn to go with the flow. Scorpio reads you cold.
Iran leader continues Holocaust denials ahead of U.N. speech
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
Iran’s president said Monday he is proud to stoke international outrage with his latest remarks denying the Holocaust as he heads for the United Nations this week — showing he is as defiant as ever while his country comes under greater pressure to curtail its nuclear program.
Babies stolen for adoptions, parents say
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
The man from family planning regularly prowled around the mountaintop village, looking for diapers on clotheslines and listening for the cry of a hungry newborn.
Study tries to detect flu before 1st sneeze
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
Coughed on by somebody with the flu?
Obama’s choice: escalate war or narrow mission
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
Escalate or scale back.
Man guilty in theft that ensnared Bernanke
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
Federal prosecutors say an Illinois man has pleaded guilty in an identity theft ring that ensnared Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a victim.
Report: Interrogations based on bad science
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
Prolonged stress from the CIA’s harsh interrogations could have impaired the memories of terrorist suspects, diminishing their ability to recall and provide the detailed information the spy agency sought, according to a scientific paper published Monday.
Judge says grizzlies still threatened
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
Facing the combined pressures of climate change, hunters and lax protections, 600 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park are going back on the threatened species list under a federal court order issued Monday.
Recession reshaping U.S., data show
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
The recession is profoundly disrupting American life: More people are delaying marriage and home-buying, turning to carpools yet getting stuck in ever-worse traffic, staying put rather than moving to new cities.
Iran ties to Venezuela draw attention
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
Here’s an issue that is drawing growing attention in Washington, but is going almost unnoticed in Latin America — allegations that Venezuela is helping Iran develop nuclear weapons, and that Iran’s fundamentalist regime is setting up a foothold in Latin America from which to threaten the United States.
70th anniversary ’Wizard of Oz’ goes hi-def
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
When “The Wizard of Oz” first hit theaters in August 1939, flying monkeys were the least of America’s worries.
Roof failing over the Bard’s grave
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Something is rotten in the city of Stratford-upon-Avon.
U.N. climate chief says China poised to take lead
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
China’s ambition to grow quickly but cleanly soon may vault it to “front-runner” status — far ahead of the United States — in taking on global warming, the U.N. climate chief said Monday.
World’s oldest man marks 113th birthday
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Montana resident considered to be the world’s oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Monday.
Ousted president returns, defies arrest
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Deposed President Manuel Zelaya made a dramatic return to Honduras’ capital Monday, taking shelter from arrest at Brazil’s embassy and calling for negotiations with the leaders who forced him from the country at gunpoint.
More spy drones weighed in Pakistan
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
The White House is considering expanding counterterror operations in Pakistan to refocus on eliminating al-Qaida instead of mounting a major military escalation in Afghanistan.
Toddler among 6 killed as Southeast drenched
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Surging floodwaters ripped apart a west Georgia trailer home, drowning a 2-year-old boy swept from his father’s arms.
Health insurance mailer investigated
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration warned insurance companies Monday they face possible legal action for allegedly trying to scare seniors with misleading information about the potential for lost benefits under health care legislation in Congress.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
It took about five minutes for Kansas to suffer its first deficit of the season Saturday, as Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis ran for a 21-yard score on the Blue Devils’ second offensive play of the game.
Lawrence man arrested in connection with attempted murder in June
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with an incident from June 19.
Baker to enshrine Harris, 4 others
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
Dan Harris, who retired this year as Baker University’s athletic director, and four others have been selected for the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Manning sparks comebacks
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B2
Peyton Manning spent most of the night on the sideline and just enough time reaching the end zone.
One swine flu shot enough for older kids
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A6
Studies of the new swine flu vaccine show children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection — but younger kids almost certainly will need two.
‘Depression Cure’ author to sign books
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Stephen Ilardi, an associate professor of clinical psychology at Kansas University, will discuss and sign his book “The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs.”
One taken to LMH after accident at 6th and Kasold
Person’s injuries not life-threatening
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday evening after a car accident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive.
McCain backs Moran in Kansas Senate race
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran picked up an endorsement from Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday, touching off a tussle with his Senate race rival over earmarks and air tankers.
Group brainstorms on how to reduce dropout rate
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Mill Valley High School students Ally Brake, 17, and Sarah Verhamme, 16, were both at risk of dropping out of high school.
Three hospitalized after auto accident
All three treated and released from LMH
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Three Lawrence women were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday morning after the driver of the car they were in lost control of the vehicle and struck the barrier wall on Interstate 70.
Beauty Brands raises funds for End Abuse
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Beauty Brands, 3514 Clinton Parkway, will join Redken to lead the “It Takes Guts to End Abuse” campaign through Nov. 1.
Payne to visit Oct. 31
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
Adreian Payne, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior center from Jefferson High School in Dayton, Ohio, will make his official basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University the weekend of Oct. 31.
Self clinic Oct. 23-24
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
Bill Self’s annual basketball coaches’ clinic will be held Oct. 23-24 in Allen Fieldhouse.
LMH employee takes leadership training
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
De Farmer, of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, was one of 32 students graduating from the Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute’s eighth class on Aug. 25 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita.
Alpaca Farm Day is this weekend
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
Kaw Valley Alpacas will participate in the third annual National Alpaca Farm Day on Saturday and Sunday.
25 years ago: Big 8 universities other than KU reporting lower enrollment
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
In contrast to Kansas University’s enrollment increase for the fall of 1984, most other Big Eight universities were reporting shrinking enrollments. Iowa State at Ames was the only other conference school expecting a higher headcount from the previous fall. KU had an early count of 235 new students.
100 years ago: Flood control deemed too expensive
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 22, 1909: “Wakarusa farmers who were considering flood control in the drainage district have decided it is too expensive. They will clean out the stream but no drainage district project is due for now. … Free railroad tickets to Lawrence for outsiders wishing to trade and shop here became a reality today when the Merchants Association put the rebate system into action. Visitors can turn in their railroad tickets and get rebates and the plan applies to anywhere in town. … Chancellor Frank Strong of the university has been asked to take a prominent part in the ceremonies attendant upon the inauguration of J. Frances Lowell as president of Harvard University. It is considered an outstanding honor and good for the university reputation.”
KU’s Barbee leads at Colbert Hills
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas golfer Nate Barbee fired a first-round 69, landing atop the leaderboard Monday at the rain-shortened Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at Colbert Hills Golf Course.
Betraying allies
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The Obama administration’s willingness to abandon the Poles to their aggressive neighbor and historic enemy, Russia, continues the West’s long tradition of betraying one of our staunchest allies.
Image booster
September 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
Turnout lanes that allow buses to stop without stopping the traffic behind them will be a welcome addition to local streets.
Lions face 4-0 Firebirds
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
The storyline changes every season, but the intensity never goes away.
Royals upend Bosox
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas City rallied past the Red Sox, 12-9.
Chiefs figure they’ll be facing Vick
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B2
As if they didn’t have enough problems, the winless Kansas City Chiefs now must get ready for the possible return of the greatest running quarterback in NFL history and a slog through all four teams in the rugged NFC East.
Bucs GM returns to roots
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
A preponderance of provincial pride prevailed Friday when Mark Dominik paraded under the city spotlight.
Seabury’s football team done for the season
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
A rash of injuries suffered by Seabury Academy’s eight-man football team has forced Seahawks athletic director Eric Nelson to pull the plug on the 2009 season.
40 years ago: Date for bond issue vote undecided
September 22, 2009
The county commission was trying to settle on a date for a city-county election on a $3.5 million bond issue to build a joint judicial and law enforcement complex at 11th and New Hampshire.
Return to form: Sara Paretsky brings back famed female detective in latest novel
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
Sara Paretsky has a problem. And it’s becoming V.I. Warshawski’s problem, too.
Mass. St. Chic — Fashion Week wrap-up: Great style, friendly New Yorkers
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
After my aunt woke me up at 4:50 a.m. (that’s 3:50 a.m. Central Standard Time, folks), I shot out of bed and popped into the shower — not even sleepy despite the early hour.
Double Take: Dig deeper into a teen’s motives
September 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
Last week, we discussed a question from a mother whose 15-year-old daughter had been released from a psychiatric hospital with very minimal aftercare.
Wronged woman the right role for Margulies
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Torn from too many headlines, “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the once-doting wife of Peter (Chris Noth), a once-rising prosecutor seen delivering a painful press conference in the show’s opening sequence.
Jury selected for Travolta extortion trial
September 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
A jury was selected Monday for a trial that could see John Travolta take the stand against two people accused of trying to extort $25 million from the movie star following his son’s death in the Bahamas.