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Births
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Friends and Neighbors, October 2010 The day in photos, October 1 Lawrence High volleyball vs. Free State, Olathe East
Polls
Will KU win enough football games in 2010 to be bowl-eligible?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
90%
Yes
 
6%
I don’t know
 
3%
Total 2881
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A drive in the country: The sixth annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 29, 2010 in print edition on 1C
The Kaw Valley Farm Tour revs up for its sixth year with 21 farms open to visit Saturday and Sunday.
6:00 a.m.
 Work is progressing on the new U.S. Highway 59. This photo looks north toward Lawrence. The road in the foreground that’s running east and west is Douglas County Road 458, which is the same road that Wells Overlook Park is on. Completion of the new U.S. 59 — the $103.2 million, 11.1-mile stretch in Douglas County — is slated for late 2012. The nearly nine-mile long section in Franklin County has already been completed. 5 county bridges up for replacement in next 5 years
September 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Five Douglas County bridges are slated to be replaced in the next five years, according to a construction schedule the Kansas Department of Transportation released Thursday.
10:00 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Statehouse Live: Students with excess credit hours not a financial problem to the state, audit says
September 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
“Neither the state nor universities would save significantly by reducing excess credit hours,” the report said.
2:00 p.m.
A new interior design and furniture store has become the first tenant for the former Arensberg Shoes building, 825 Mass. BIAO Designs, a new home interior and home store, is the first storefront business at the newly redesigned building. Former home to Arensberg Shoes set to become home to furniture store, art shop
September 30, 2010 in print edition on 3A
A new interior design and furniture store has become the first tenant for the former Arensberg Shoes building, 825 Mass., and plans are in the works for longtime downtown art shop The Phoenix Gallery to fill the rest of the ground-floor space.
6:00 p.m.
Music Mayhem: Bands set to invade Lawrence for Scion Garage Fest
October 1, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Arish “King” Khan - leader of saucy garage rockers King Khan and the Shrines - promises to be on his best behavior this weekend when his band invades Lawrence on Saturday.

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Lawrence High football team downs previously unbeaten Olathe East, 27-21
Shawnee Mission East trips Free State, 28-21
October 1, 2010
Lawrence High beat Olathe East, while Free State fell to SM East on Friday in games played in Lawrence.
Winter on the horizon
Yard preparation for the coming seasons
October 1, 2010 in print edition on D1
As fall-like temperatures start to settle in, it’s time to prepare your landscape for a long winter’s nap.
Faulty transformer creates traffic signal problem at Sixth, Monterey
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
Beware of a possible traffic light out at the intersection of Sixth Street and Monterey Way.
KU libraries to get a boost from Jayhawk football team
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
A new fund-raising campaign for Kansas University’s libraries will get a boost every time the KU football team scores a touchdown this year.
Clerical error leads to voter registration mixup between Barton, Douglas counties
Woman had been listed in wrong county for 2 years
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s not like this was her fault. But Connie Finnegan, who lives west of Lawrence, now knows the importance of checking that your voter registration is up to date — especially before an election.
Tips for Tips fundraiser for Crime Stoppers to be held Tuesday at Henry T’s
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
A mixture of volunteer services from the community will wait on customers Tuesday evening at Henry T’s to help raise funds for Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence Municipal Airport to host open house on Oct. 9
October 1, 2010
Aviation fans will have a chance to tour the Lawrence Municipal Airport at an open house on Oct. 9.
Dedication ceremony scheduled for Oct. 16 for Burroughs Creek Trail
October 1, 2010
Lawrence’s newest park and trail soon will be officially dedicated.
Midwest economic survey shows improvement; Organizers say little chance of double-dip recession
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
A September survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests improving economic conditions, according to a report released Friday.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 5 college football picks
October 1, 2010
The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers’ picks for Week 5 of the college football season.
Arts news: Auditions for “Annie,” “Lost in Yonkers” at KU; Patty Larkin at Unity
October 1, 2010
Upcoming arts events include University Theatre’s debut of “Lost in Yonkers,” Patty Larkin as part of the West Side Folk concert series, an exhibit by Lawrence artists at Landmark National Bank, all-ages auditions for “Annie,” a KU Wind Ensemble performance conducted by Paul Popiel, KU’s new director of bands; a Lawrence author’s latest release and an upcoming benefit piano concert.
Kansas treasurer candidates announce endorsements
October 1, 2010
The Kansas Association of Realtors has endorsed Democratic incumbent Dennis McKinney in the state treasurer’s race.
Federal judge Deanell Tacha speaks on need for diverse system
Event featuring Deanell Tacha was part of Constitution Day
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Federal appellate judge Deanell Tacha addressed the need for more diversity in our court system Thursday night at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Music Mayhem: Bands set to invade Lawrence for Scion Garage Fest
October 1, 2010 in print edition on C1
Arish “King” Khan - leader of saucy garage rockers King Khan and the Shrines - promises to be on his best behavior this weekend when his band invades Lawrence on Saturday.
Douglas County noise ordinance too lenient, some say
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County is rocking — and for some it’s a little too loud.
What’s in a name?
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Now that the Big 12 football season for Kansas University gets under way at 11 a.m. Saturday in Waco, Texas, it’s time to forget for a moment that this is a program in transition and no threat to win the Big 12 North. It’s time to credit the players who have gotten off to good starts and should, playing for the name on the fronts of their jerseys, perform well in conference under the direction of their new head coach.
Jurors in sex crime trial watch video of Lawrence woman’s interrogation
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
The attorney for a 33-year-old Lawrence woman accused of crimes against children, requested his client be allowed to leave the room as jurors were about to watch a video of her being interrogated by police.
3rd District Congressional debate set for Oct. 13 at Lawrence Arts Center
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Three candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, who is retiring from Congress, will debate during a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Women hold key votes for Nov. 2 midterm elections
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
They’re worried about putting food on the table and paying the bills. They’re frustrated that more hasn’t changed since President Barack Obama was elected. And they feel like nobody in Washington — Republican or Democrat — has a clue what they’re up against.
Get glammed up to benefit the Willow Domestic Violence Center
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
On Saturday, you can pamper yourself and feel good about it because it goes to a good cause.
Boy injured in fall from pickup truck listed in good condition
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 12-year-old Lawrence boy who was injured when he fell from the bed of his father’s moving pickup truck Saturday morning was listed in good condition Thursday at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Suicide at Rutgers University illustrates Internet dangers
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The shocking suicide of a college student whose sex life was broadcast over the Web illustrates yet again the Internet’s alarming potential as a means of tormenting others and raises questions whether young people in the age of Twitter and Facebook can even distinguish public from private.
Ecuadorean troops rescue President Rafael Correa from rebels
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Ecuadorean soldiers firing automatic weapons and concussion grenades rescued President Rafael Correa late Thursday from a hospital where he was trapped most of the day by rebellious police who plunged the country into chaos in a protest over benefit cuts.
Germans, Brits suspected in European terror plot
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intelligence official said Thursday. One of the Britons died in a recent CIA missile strike, he said.
Pakistan cuts off supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Pakistan closed the Khyber Pass supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after a coalition helicopter attack mistakenly killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post Thursday, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington.
Texas QB Garrett Gilbert shrugs off pressure of showdown with Oklahoma
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B5
Garrett Gilbert was still walking off the field after losing the national championship game when Texas fans starting looking to the future. They were pointing all the way to this Saturday and No. 8 Oklahoma.
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson first for U.S. at Ryder Cup; Tiger Woods third
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
U.S. captain Corey Pavin called on one of his strongest tandems to lead off his team’s defense of the Ryder Cup. Tiger Woods? He’ll be going third.
Lee Westwood leads way for Europe at Ryder Cup
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
The British have a marvelous way with words. Journalist Oliver Brown has written that England’s Lee Westwood is “golf’s perpetual nearly man.” Truth is so much better when it is also lyrical.
Tour de France winner Alberto Contador blames bad meat for positive drug test
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B2
Alberto Contador blamed it all on a bad piece of filet mignon and promised he would prevail in the end.
Tri-umphant Lions: Lawrence High holds off FSHS, 2-1
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High senior Kendyll Severa and Free State High senior Reilly Moore are best friends. They both play the same position in volleyball — libero. But when the Lawrence High-Free State volleyball match rolls around every fall, their friendship falls a distant second to the rivalry.
Veritas volleyball 2-0; Seabury 1-1 at triangular
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Veritas Christian School volleyball team went 2-0, and Seabury Academy went 1-1 at a triangular Thursday at Seabury.
FSHS doubles teams place second at league
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
Free State High’s two doubles teams placed second, and the Firebirds were fourth as a team at the Sunflower League tennis meet Thursday at Harmon Park.
Greinke pitches Royals past Rays
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
Zack Greinke did not put up the numbers he did last season, but he pitched well enough Thursday night to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time in his career.
Dropout rate at 16 colleges 57%
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
About 57 percent of students at 16 for-profit colleges who started classes in the 2008-2009 academic year have dropped out, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Thursday.
New perils exposed as Web users eagerly cede privacy
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
If you’re 20 years old or younger, you probably grew up using computers, cell phones, iPods, and Facebook. Photos, for you, are images not necessarily printed on paper. CDs are old hat. You take digital — digital everything — for granted.
USPS denied mail rate increase
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The panel that regulates the U.S. Postal Service denied a proposal to increase postage rates Thursday, blaming the agency’s business model for its recent financial hardships.
Purse, personal items stolen from car in parking lot of Dole Human Development Center
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Someone took a purse and items valued at $2,159 from an unsecured vehicle sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot north of the Dole Human Development Center in the 1000 block of Sunnyside Avenue.
Projector stolen from Budig Hall
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Someone entered a Budig Hall office at Kansas University and removed a projector valued at $4,200 from a supply shelf.
AIG bailout exit doesn’t resolve losses from TARP
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
American International Group finally has a plan to exit the biggest of the Wall Street bailouts a month before midterm elections. But much as embattled lawmakers might wish otherwise, the book on TARP won’t close anytime soon.
Fisher-Price recalls 10.9 million hazardous toys
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price subsidiary is recalling almost 11 million toys, including tricycles, after reports of children being cut or choking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Ozawkie man injured in car accident remains in serious condition
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Shane C. Morris, a 17-year-old Ozawkie man injured in an accident Monday in Jefferson County, remained in serious condition Thursday at Stormont-Vail Regional Healthcare in Topeka, a nursing supervisor said.
N. Korea prints photos of heir apparent Kim Jong Un
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
North Korea introduced its heir apparent to the world Thursday, a chubby-faced young man with a serious expression, combed back hair cut high and tight on the sides and wearing a communist-style black suit.
Storms drench much of East Coast
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, causing at least five deaths, flooding roads and washing away months of dry weather.
Stem cell alternatives progressing
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
Scientists reported Thursday they had developed a technique that can quickly create safe alternatives to human embryonic stem cells, a major advance toward developing a less controversial approach for treating for a host of medical problems.
Kansas DB Patmon pushed by father
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
After Saturday’s game against New Mexico State, Kansas University freshman nickelback Tyler Patmon’s mother congratulated him on a victory. The first words from his father, Todd, were a bit different: “Were you playing outside leverage on New Mexico State’s touchdown catch?” Welcome to the life of a coach’s son.
Horoscope for October 1, 2010
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B9
This year, you might be in a leadership position more often than you would enjoy. The responsibilities could feel burdensome, but there are pluses. Be honest about what you want out of various situations. If you are clear, you won’t need to go into overdrive. If you are single, you draw many people to you. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from a mutual hobby. If you don’t have one, develop an interest that the two of you like. Cancer can create a lot of tension.
Firebirds try to focus on Lancers
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Free State High senior Tucker Fritzel described the week leading up to the annual homecoming game as “one big event.” And with a bonfire and this afternoon’s parade among the list of activities, it’s easy to see why.
Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials
October 1, 2010 in print edition on C10
Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it’ll soon become law.
Lawrence woman arrested on charge of aggravated assault
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 63-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Thursday evening on a charge of aggravated assault.
Scientists say blame for hyperactivity is in genes, not poor parenting
October 1, 2010 in print edition on C10
Don’t blame attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on poor parenting or excess candy. A new study suggests it’s all about genes.
Lawyer: California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, husband aware ex-maid was illegal alien
October 1, 2010 in print edition on C10
The attorney for Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper released a copy Thursday of a purported 2003 letter that she says shows the Republican gubernatorial candidate knew all along that the maid might be an illegal immigrant.
Fall migration concerns Kansans who were in Gulf
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B10
As white pelicans rested on a nearby Kansas marsh amid their journey southward, Bill Waln recalled a day he saw a five-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast’s shoreline drenched in oil.
100 years ago: KU students learn of proposed Kansas Union while at Sing
October 1, 2010
The College ‘Sing’ last night was chosen as an excellent place to acquaint the student body with the nature of the proposed Student Union building which will be erected by a portion of the profits from all University activities. Ohio State University has just completed a similar building, and modeling after this structure the Kansas building would offer a home for all of the diverse activities on the hill.
40 years ago: LHS back to an uneasy calm following suspensions
October 1, 2010
An uneasy calm prevailed at Lawrence High School, where racially-oriented disturbances had resulted in the suspension of 37 students. School officials said that 24 black students and 13 white students had been barred from the school for a period of at least five days.
25 years ago: KU grad discovers asteroid, names it ‘Kansas’
October 1, 2010
A new asteroid, discovered by Hays native and 1978 KU graduate David Tholen, had been given the name “Kansas” by its discoverer. Kansas was a “typical main belt asteroid,” about ten miles in diameter, spinning on its axis every few hours and having a circular orbit with a radius of about 225 million miles.
Looking forward
It won’t happen overnight, but Lawrence now is in a position to really get to work on improving and marketing the former Farmland property.
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
The city of Lawrence finally has taken possession of the former Farmland property on the east edge of the city and can get to work on realizing the site’s significant economic development potential.
Chavez will fight election results
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
Venezuela’s opposition leaders are ecstatic about the results of Sunday’s legislative elections, which dealt a heavy blow to President Hugo Chavez. But they should get ready for Chavez’s counterattack. It will come soon, and it will be nasty.
Obama ambivalent about Afghanistan
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A9
From the beginning, the call to arms was highly uncertain. On Dec. 1, 2009, commander in chief Barack Obama orders 30,000 more Americans into battle in Afghanistan. But in the very next sentence, he announces that an American withdrawal will begin after 18 months.
Lawrence man listed in fair condition after accident on Farmers Turnpike
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
Robert Ryan Sayler, 33, of Lawrence, who was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle wreck between Lawrence and Lecompton, remained in fair condition Thursday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.
Stocks sizzle in 3rd quarter — will it last?
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A10
When you open your quarterly financial statements in the next few weeks, you might be both pleased and puzzled.
Smoking, obesity two of CDC chief’s 6 ’winnable battles’
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has chosen six priorities — winnable battles, he calls them.
Child nutrition bill stalls in House
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
A child nutrition bill that was a centerpiece of Michelle Obama’s healthful eating campaign stalled in the House on Wednesday after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it.
Resilience marked Tony Curtis’ career
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B9
From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one.
Rec calendar
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
Rec calendar for the week of October 1.
Pump patrol
October 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.51 at several stations.
OSU slips past A&M, 38-35
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B5
For two teams trying to stay perfect on the season, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M sure made a lot of mistakes. It came down to Jerrod Johnson making one too many for the Aggies.
Free State soccer stymied by Vikings, 2-1
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B4
The back of the net again proved elusive for the Free State soccer team, as it fell, 2-1, against SM West on Thursday at FSHS.
Kicking game concern for LHS
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Snap, hold, kick. On paper, it seems easy enough. But Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd knows both from personal experience and from his team’s kicking game this season that it isn’t always that simple.
Fossil feathers show giant penguins lacked ‘tuxedo’
October 1, 2010 in print edition on C10
Some ancient penguins may have been twice as big as today’s Emperor penguin but they lacked the dashing tuxedo.
Philly students major in Tony Danza
October 1, 2010 in print edition on B9
The new series “Teach: Tony Danza” (9 p.m., A&E) may not save America’s educational system, but you can’t say that it doesn’t follow recent trends.