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Free State football 22, SM West 15 KU vs. Southern Miss SM East football 25, Lawrence High 7 The day in photos, September 26, 2009 People & Places, September 26, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's MVP against Southern Miss?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kerry Meier (10 catches, 141 yards, 2 TDs)
 
42%
Toben Opurum (109 rushing yards, two total TDs)
 
21%
Todd Reesing (331 yards, 3 TDs)
 
14%
Chris Harris (15 tackles, two tackles-for-loss)
 
8%
Jake Laptad (sack at end of game)
 
5%
Ryan Murphy (interception)
 
5%
Other
 
1%
Total 1036
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Southern Miss?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kerry Meier (6 receptions, 111 yards, TD)
 
32%
Toben Opurum (91 combined yards, TD)
 
30%
Todd Reesing (240 yards, 2 TDs)
 
26%
Darrell Stuckey (4 tackles, forced fumble)
 
9%
Other
 
0%
Total 101
What is your prediction for KU's game against Southern Miss?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU wins by 15-21 points
 
39%
KU wins by 8-14 points
 
31%
Southern Miss wins
 
10%
KU wins by 1-7 points
 
9%
KU wins by 22-28 points
 
4%
KU wins by 29 points or more
 
4%
Total 66
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. Legislative leaders: Higher education budget increase unlikely
September 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Legislative leaders Friday said they doubted higher education would get its requested funding increase.
6:00 a.m.
Simba, a 1-year-old Boxer with a history of allergies, sits for a check-up with veterinarian Dr. Mark Marks at the Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital, 1825 Wakarusa Drive. Local vets say that pet allergies can usually be treated with a cool bath and medications, but suggest a professional examination rather than trying to diagnose problems online. Furry friends have allergies, too
September 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Scratch. Scratch. Scratch. Fall allergies seem to be worse this season for dogs and cats, thanks to the wet weather and cooler temperatures.
10:30 a.m.
Ten-year-old Jayhawk fan Blake Mullinax, Overland Park, pulls back to pass as tailgaters trickle in outside Memorial Stadium prior to kickoff against Southern Miss, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. FINAL: KU defense buckles down in fourth quarter of 35-28 win over Southern Miss
8:51 a.m., September 26, 2009 Updated 3:58 p.m.
The KU defense shut down Southern Miss late, helping to preserve the seven-point victory.
4:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Dental Clinic offered free dental care to more than 60 patients on Sept. 25, 2009. Dr. Ed Manda, left, and dental hygienist Michele Ritzman worked together on Edna Butler, who came in with a broken tooth. Line forms early among those seeking free dental care from clinic
September 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The need for health care reform was evident Friday morning as people lined up outside Douglas County Dental Clinic in hopes of being one of the lucky ones to receive free dental care.
7:00 p.m.
The Rev. Matt Zimmerman offers members of the congregation at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church communion during his first Sunday at the church Sept. 13. Zimmerman helped recruit original members of the church when he lived in Lawrence in the early 1990s. Spiritual homecoming: New St. Margaret’s rector followed winding road back to Episcopal Church — and Lawrence
September 26, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Sixteen years ago, Matt Zimmerman was making calls for St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Now he calls it home. The Rev. Zimmerman is the church’s newest rector — a fun twist of fate for a man who before the priesthood was ringing up as many people as possible to solicit visitors in the church’s infancy.

All stories

KU volleyball loses to Baylor
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team lost to Baylor in a three-set sweep Saturday afternoon.
KU’s Perkins calls recent fights most complicated issue he’s dealt with
September 26, 2009
Speaking with members of the media prior to today’s football game against Southern Mississippi at Memorial Stadium, Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins shed little light on the details of the past week, but insisted it was a matter being handled with the utmost importance
FINAL: KU defense buckles down in fourth quarter of 35-28 win over Southern Miss
08:51 a.m., September 26, 2009 Updated 03:58 p.m.
The KU defense shut down Southern Miss late, helping to preserve the seven-point victory.
Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
Money, personal property taken
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Jimmy John’s delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint in the 900 block of Ohio street early Saturday morning.
Obama, allies warn Iran to ‘come clean’ on nukes
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Backed by other world powers, President Barack Obama declared Friday that Iran is speeding down a path to confrontation and demanded that Tehran quickly “come clean” on all nuclear efforts and open a newly revealed secret site for close international inspection.
School nurse shortage hinders flu efforts
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A7
As schools grapple with a resurgence of swine flu, many districts have few or no nurses to prevent or respond to outbreaks, leaving students more vulnerable to a virus that spreads easily in classrooms and takes a heavier toll on children and young adults.
Woods takes top spot
Tiger one up at Tour Championship
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods, who didn’t have the best day on the greens, wound up in the Tour Championship lead Friday at East Lake with a 2-under 68, one shot ahead of Padraig Harrington and Sean O’Hair.
KU vs. So. Miss. Head to head
September 26, 2009
Bank robber found ministry through crime
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B8
A slug from a .357-caliber Magnum ended Ken Cooper’s 13-year career as a bank robber and started him on the path toward redemption and a network of five prison ministries. Cooper describes the moment when he encountered a sheriff’s deputy as he walked out of his last score in 1982.
Spiritual homecoming: New St. Margaret’s rector followed winding road back to Episcopal Church — and Lawrence
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D1
Sixteen years ago, Matt Zimmerman was making calls for St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Now he calls it home. The Rev. Zimmerman is the church’s newest rector — a fun twist of fate for a man who before the priesthood was ringing up as many people as possible to solicit visitors in the church’s infancy.
Club news
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 19 meeting, with hosts Richard Quinn and Jo Anne Kready.
Around and about
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D3
Kayla and Cribb Altman IV, Dallas, announce the birth of their daughter, Halston Anne Altman, on Sept. 14, 2009, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Parker headed to Emporia State
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High senior Haley Parker first saw coaches from Emporia State University at her basketball games when she was an eighth-grader at South Junior High.
Kashmir deal vital to regional peace effort
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Some of the harsh choices Americans face on Afghanistan might have been avoided had secret efforts by Pakistan and India to end their dispute over Kashmir not been derailed in 2007.
Multitasking really just multidistracting
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
There was a time when I considered myself a champion multitasker.
From dark screens to ‘National Parks’
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D7
How’s this for programming? Nothing.
People in the news
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D7
People in the news for September 26, 2009.
Horoscope for September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D7
This year, you might want to do something very different or more upbeat. Your home and personal life take an even higher priority. If you are single, you’ll meet people through family after December. If you are attached, the two of you can communicate better, if you so choose. Expect changes in 2010 within your domestic life. Capricorn could be judgmental.
Alcohol-sniffing anklet saves money but stirs privacy fears
September 26, 2009 in print edition on E8
The government has buried its nose in Bari Lynne Williams’ personal business. Almost literally.
Burning down your house? IRS nixes tax deductions
September 26, 2009 in print edition on E8
The battered house on Sherwin Road was put to good use before the fire department burned it to the ground.
Honduras tries to vote itself out of coup
September 26, 2009 in print edition on E8
Honduras’ interim leaders are betting the country can vote its way out of a coup, even as presidential candidates struggle to campaign amid nationwide curfews and political turmoil.
Fanged frog, 162 other species found in Mekong
September 26, 2009 in print edition on E8
A gecko with leopard-like spots on its body and a fanged frog that eats birds are among 163 new species discovered last year in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, an environmental group said Friday.
Mayor: Taking copter to U2 show not so ’green’
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admits that taking a helicopter to the U2 show might not have been the most environmentally friendly way to travel.
KSU inaugurates its 13th president
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas State University has inaugurated Kirk H. Schulz as its first new president in 23 years.
EPA gets approval to move residents from polluted town
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B4
Residents of Treece, Kan., moved a step closer to being moved out of their lead-polluted town this week when the U.S. Senate approved an amendment to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to buy out and shut down the community.
Airlines add $10 surcharge for travel around busy holidays
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B5
Several big airlines this week have added $10 surcharges for most of their tickets for travel on three busy days around Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays.
Study: Teens with own cars crash more
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Parents beware: Giving in to teens’ demands for their own cars can have dangerous consequences, new research suggests.
Bin Laden warns of ‘retaliation’
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Osama bin Laden demanded that European countries pull their troops out of Afghanistan in a new audiotape Friday, warning of “retaliation” against them for their alliance with the United States in the war.
VA to issue emergency checks for GI benefits
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Veterans Affairs Department said Friday it would begin issuing emergency checks of up to $3,000 to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans whose payments under the new GI Bill have been delayed.
Manson follower Susan Atkins dies
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Susan Atkins, a member of the Charles Manson “family” who admitted ruthlessly stabbing pregnant actress Sharon Tate to death in the cult’s 1969 murder spree, has died in prison less than a month after a parole board turned down a bid for compassionate release.
Bill passed to prevent government shutdown
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
The House passed legislation Friday to head off a government shutdown next week by temporarily extending spending on most federal programs at current levels, while boosting lawmakers’ office budgets by more than 8 percent.
House pushes for sweeping audit of Fed
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
House lawmakers want to pry open the books of the famously secretive Federal Reserve with legislation that would subject the central bank to a sweeping congressional audit.
Iraq detains 109 staff in jailbreak investigation
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A7
More than 100 prison officials and guards have been detained after 16 prisoners, including five al-Qaida-linked inmates awaiting execution, made a stunning jailbreak in Saddam Hussein’s hometown, a police commander said Friday.
China indicts 21 people in July ethnic violence
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
China issued its first indictments Friday in connection with July’s bloody rioting between minority Muslim Uighurs and majority Han Chinese, the country’s worst outbreak of ethnic violence in decades.
House Dems consider insurance tax
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
House Democrats are considering a tax on high-cost insurance plans to help pay for health care overhaul that tops President Barack Obama’s domestic agenda.
Biden swears in Kirk, successor to Kennedy
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Former Democratic Party chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. stepped in Friday as the temporary replacement in the Senate for his longtime friend, the late Edward Kennedy.
In 2 bomb cases, FBI let sting operation play out
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
As Hosam Maher Husein Smadi prepared to remotely detonate what he believed was a powerful bomb underneath a Dallas skyscraper, his comrade-in-arms, who was actually an undercover FBI agent, offered him earplugs, authorities say.
5 troops killed as debate grows
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Five U.S. troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Friday, adding to this year’s record death toll as American public support is dwindling for operations in the country that once hosted Osama bin Laden.
Prosecutor: Terror plot focus was 9/11 anniversary
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
An Afghan immigrant was on the verge of unleashing a terrorist attack on New York City on the Sept. 11 anniversary but was scared off after drawing suspicion from police, prosecutors said Friday as they provided new details about how far along the plot was.
Guantanamo might not close by Jan.
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A6
The White House acknowledged for the first time Friday that it might not be able to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay by January as President Barack Obama has promised.
Obama: G-20 brought economy back from brink
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A6
World leaders on Friday issued sweeping promises to fix a malfunctioning global economic system in hopes of heading off future financial meltdowns.
FDA admits succumbing to political pressure
Knee repair device approved only after ‘extreme’ lobbying
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Food and Drug Administration has taken the unprecedented step of acknowledging that it buckled to “extreme” pressure from Capitol Hill in its approval of a knee repair device last year.
Bikini baristas accused of prostitution
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A5
Five Washington state baristas charged customers to touch their breasts and buttocks at an espresso stand where servers wear bikinis to draw business, police said.
2nd school district avoids bus strike
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B8
A possible strike of school bus drivers has been avoided in a second Kansas City-area school district.
Gabbert, Alexander torch Nevada
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
Blaine Gabbert is doing his best to make Missouri fans forget about Chase Daniel.
Area Roundup: De Soto rallies past Baldwin, 14-7
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C5
Dylan Burford caught two huge passes Friday night to help the De Soto football team win its first game of the season.
Former walk-on Bechard newest member of KU coaching staff
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University basketball walk-on guard Brennan Bechard has joined the Jayhawk coaching staff.
Salina Fire dog sniffs out arson
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B3
Early in her training, Ashes, the new arson dog at the Salina Fire Department, was sniffing out smoldering embers in the burn room of the department’s downtown training tower.
Lawrence man reports theft of truck
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 48-year-old Lawrence man reported Thursday the theft of a blue 1992 Ford F-150 truck.
Forum to discuss healthy living
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
Healthy living will be the topic of a community forum Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Beasley survives stint in rehab
Miami Heat forward and Kansas State product denies he has substance abuse problem
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C2
Michael Beasley said that an offseason stay in a rehabilitation facility was his “lowest hour,” denied that he has a substance abuse problem and apologized Friday to the Miami Heat organization.
Haskell football hits road to face Bacone
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
Four returning skill players put a happy preseason face on the Haskell Indian Nations University football program.
Golf meet rescheduled
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
The Family Promise Celebrity Golf Classic, rained out last Monday, has been rescheduled for Monday at Lawrence Country Club. Lunch will be at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Wayne Simien and Christian Moody are honorary co-chairs.
Four KU tennis players start undefeated
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
Kansas University junior Maria Martinez, sophomores Erin Wilbert and Ekaterina Morozova, and freshman Sara Lazarevic went undefeated in singles play to open the KU Invitational on Friday at First Serve Tennis center.
Clinton Lake Museum to conduct barbecue fundraiser
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum will conduct its annual barbecue dinner and fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Bloomington Park, on the west side of Clinton Lake.
Kansas soccer shut out, 3-0
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
The Kansas University soccer team was blanked, 3-0, by Oklahoma State on Friday in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 opener at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
Free State gears up for atypical Saturday kickoff
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Throughout the years, the Free State High football team has become accustomed to altering its schedule in order to play games on Thursday nights. But Saturdays?
Veritas rolls, 58-8
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C5
Quarterback Nick Bennett threw for four touchdowns, while brothers Ethan Scott and Nate Scott scored three TDs apiece in Veritas Christian’s 58-8 football victory over Hutchinson Central Christian on Friday.
Pump patrol
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
NU streak witnessed from start
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
When I read that Nebraska University would celebrate its 300th straight football sellout tonight, I was hardly surprised. But I was a bit taken aback when I realized I had been in NU’s Memorial Stadium for the start of that streak.
Teachers, board still at odds on pay
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
Contract negotiators for Lawrence teachers and the school board remained about $140,000 apart Friday evening on salaries with other issues still up in the air.
Furry friends have allergies, too
September 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
Scratch. Scratch. Scratch. Fall allergies seem to be worse this season for dogs and cats, thanks to the wet weather and cooler temperatures.
Sloppy setback
Mistakes pile up for Lions in home loss to Lancers
September 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Shawnee Mission East was winless. So was Lawrence High. This one figured to be close. It wasn’t.
Eagles see KU as signature opponent
Know the foe: Southern Miss
September 26, 2009
Members of the Southern Mississippi football team don’t expect a whole lot of love when they take on Kansas University at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Stadium — or any other time, for that matter.
Wild about the Wildcat: Southern Miss. successful with odd offense
September 26, 2009
Damion Fletcher wondered what the hold-up was. During his first three years at Southern Mississippi, the running back had heard the rumblings of this “Wildcat” offensive formation, had watched as Darren McFadden and Felix Jones tore through opposing defenses while using it as members of Arkansas’ team two years ago, and was wondering when, exactly, the Golden Eagles would give the formation a try.
25 years ago: Prison escapees captured
September 26, 2009
Citizens in the area rested more easily after five Kansas prison escapees, three of them convicted of murder, were all caught and returned to their cells.
Faith Forum: How are you planning to spend Yom Kippur?
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D1
I will be celebrating the Jewish day of atonement by … fasting!
100 years ago: Men mugged in alleyway
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 26, 1909: “Two men who brought a carload of sheep here to sell were robbed last night in a dark alley. They were flush with money from their sales and lost at least $285 as far as they can tell. They met two women and went into the alley for immoral purposes and later they found their billfolds had been taken. … Ten new cases of infantile paralysis have developed in the Norton-Decatur county district and there are at least 50 new cases of the mysterious killing disease which seems to be spreading rapidly.“
Farm boost
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Agriculture still is an important part of the Kansas economy.
Basic needs
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Canceled meal deliveries could pose real risks for some homebound Douglas County seniors.
Violent talk
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am shocked that the Journal-World is displaying negativity toward recent events between the football and basketball players.
Taylor’s loss
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: He stood before the cameras and the mikes of Thursday’s press conference with his own thousand-yard stare.
Media cynics
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Actions by some men’s basketball and football student-athletes this week at Kansas University are certainly disappointing for them personally, the athletic department and the university community.
40 years ago: Sheriff: No sign of drug syndicate in area
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Sheriff Rex Johnson said there was no indication, despite a high number of drug-related arrests during the year, that there was a drug syndicate operating in the county. Most arrests had involved use or possession of marijuana.
4-H news
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D3
Tori Booth called the Stull Busy Beavers’ Sept. 14 meeting to order. Roll call was, “What is your favorite subject in school?” Two guests attended, Kirstyn Heine and Delany Deiker, who gave a talk about their trip to Washington, D.C., with Citizenship Washington Focus.
How to meet people: It’s not as easy as it sounds
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D5
It’s hard to hook up. And now that summer is over, the task seems even more daunting. Whether you’re looking for a job, a date or a friend, we gathered tips from the pros on how to cast your net and work it.
Publisher withdraws from 3rd District race
September 26, 2009 in print edition on B4
A week after entering the race for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District, newspaper publisher Steve Rose said Friday he was dropping out because of health problems.
Kansas filmmaker digs into kickball league
September 26, 2009 in print edition on D1
After Chris Batte spent a few afternoons attending a friend’s kickball games in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, he decided to document the spirited action for a short film.