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Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, October 4, 2010 High school marching band KU soccer vs. Texas
Polls
Will you take part in or watch Thursday Zombie Walk in downtown Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
81%
Yes
 
18%
Total 590
Did you ever participate in marching band?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
56%
No.
 
43%
Total 750
Videos

All stories

Roethlisberger, Holmes back from suspensions
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes have something else in common aside from their touchdown that won the 2009 Super Bowl. Both came off four-game NFL suspensions Monday.
Disorder in football universe
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Don’t try to make sense of college football in early October or, maybe, ever.
Three baseball skippers get axed
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
The New York Mets, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh gave their managers the boot Monday, firing them after disappointing seasons with underperforming teams.
Airport open house set for Saturday
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Aviation fans will have a chance to tour the Lawrence Municipal Airport at an open house on Saturday.
Marcus Morris named Wooden Award candidate
KU junior forward named to Wooden preseason list
05:19 p.m., October 4, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior forward Marcus Morris has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday.
Paint job on tower will force Kansas Public Radio off the air Tuesday
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas Public Radio will be off the air briefly as painting crews work on top of the station’s transmitter tower.
Local housing authority stops taking applications for several programs
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Waiting lists that are now two years long have caused leaders of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority to stop taking new applications for their most popular housing assistance programs.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorses Jerry Moran in race for U.S. Senate
October 4, 2010
Gov. Bobby Jindal has backed a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas — but he’s refused to make endorsements in a list of federal races in Louisiana so far.
President of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to talk at KU
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Thomas M. Hoenig, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is scheduled to present the Kansas University School of Business’ 2010 Chandler Lecture.
Former Chrysler CEO to talk with engineering students, receive KU honor
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
A former Chrysler CEO is returning this month to Kansas University, his alma mater, to serve as homecoming grand marshal and to speak to engineering students.
Jury convicts 33-year-old Lawrence woman of child endangerment, lewd and lascivious behavior
12:11 p.m., October 4, 2010 Updated 03:21 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Douglas County jury has convicted 33-year-old Natasha Brown on all counts of child endangerment and lewd and lascivious behavior.
North Lawrence interchange along Kansas Turnpike to reopen Wednesday morning
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Six months of waiting finally ends Wednesday morning for drivers who enter and exit the Kansas Turnpike in North Lawrence. A rebuilt Plaza 204 interchange will reopen in two phases, said Rachel Bell, a turnpike spokeswoman:
Gill says team policy on women not causing a negative reaction from players
October 4, 2010
Kansas coach Turner Gill talked publicly about his team’s curfew policy Monday morning, saying he didn’t believe it was an issue on his team.
Statehouse Live: Brownback, Colyer, Schmidt blast federal health reform
09:06 a.m., October 4, 2010 Updated 04:36 p.m. in print edition on A3
The Republican team, that if elected would be in charge of health policy in Kansas, said they will fight to repeal and replace the new federal health reform law.
Wichita-based Air Force sergeant to face hearing over charges for not informing partners of HIV-positive status
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
An airman accused of having unprotected sex without telling partners he was HIV positive faces a military hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence for a court-martial.
Fort Riley soldiers begin deployment in Iraq
October 4, 2010
Soldiers of the 1st Brigade of Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division have begun a yearlong deployment to Iraq.
1st Congressional District candidates tout rival endorsements
October 4, 2010
A national business group is backing the Republican candidate in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, while a teachers’ union supports his Democratic opponent.
Prep forward Hopkins tickled with trip to KU
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Mikael Hopkins, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior power forward from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., completed his official weekend recruiting visit to Kansas University’s campus Sunday morning.
Laptops toast skin on users’ laps
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit.
School advocates see cause for worry
Brownback plan lacks details for future funding
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
When Republican Sam Brownback, the front-runner in the governor’s race, says he wants to reform the school finance formula but won’t say how, that raises concerns among those who have fought for more education funding.
Drill masters: Band members’ marching orders involve many hours of practice
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
More than 270 high schoolers march musically behind the banners of Lions and Firebirds, their collective commitment stretching far beyond belting out a few tunes to fill the halftimes of football games.
Senior citizen group rejects marijuana
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
In a close vote, the Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature last week rejected a resolution supporting medical marijuana.
Natural gas prices flat for winter
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Thanks to a sluggish economy, natural gas prices should stay the same this winter.
Voter deadlines are approaching
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Voters have until Oct. 18 to make themselves eligible to participate in the Nov. 2 general election.
Emanuel plans run for Chicago mayor
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that he’s preparing to run for mayor of Chicago, a position he has said he long desired.
Kansas soccer blanks Texas, 1-0
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior forward Emily Cressy scored the only goal, and sophomore goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau and the KU defense shut down Texas in a 1-0 KU victory over the Longhorns on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Pakistan: Dozens with European citizenship in terror training
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Dozens of Muslim militants with European citizenship are believed to be hiding out in the lawless tribal area of northwestern Pakistan, Pakistani and Western intelligence officials say, training for missions that could include terror attacks in European capitals.
Warning threatens Europe’s economy
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
A rare advisory for U.S. travelers to beware of potential terrorist threats in Europe drew American shrugs Sunday from Paris to Rome, but tourism officials worried that it could deter would-be visitors from moving ahead with plans to cross the Atlantic.
Lawmakers set sights on wolves
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies, lawmakers say it’s time for Congress to step in again — this time to clamp down on the endangered animals.
Only dates checked on foreclosures
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Wells Fargo executive has acknowledged that he verified only the dates on up to 150 foreclosure documents he signed daily.
Explosion at plaza injures 15
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
An explosion at a plaza in northeastern Mexico injured 15 people, an attack authorities blamed Sunday on drug cartels targeting the civilian population to cause chaos.
Verizon Wireless plans refunds
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years.
U.S. women reclaim world championship
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, and Tamika Catchings embraced in a long hug. The only blemish on their stellar U.S. basketball career was now gone.
Life’s a giant struggle for KU coach
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Turner Gill might have achieved the impossible when he posted a winning record at Buffalo, but the job he’s in now might be harder than that.
Europe takes lead at Ryder Cup
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Europe could only dream of a Sunday like this at the Ryder Cup. It gave Tiger Woods his worst beating ever, hit all the right shots to spur on its foot-stomping, flag-waving crowd and kept the Americans from winning a single match.
KU football players fed up with roller coaster
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
In some ways, it’s easy for the members of Kansas University’s football team to put things into perspective and take the big-picture-approach that they are still just five games into the Turner Gill era and that building the team they all want to build will take time. In other ways, it’s not.
Suicides draw attention to landmarks
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
Eighteen-year-old Tyler Clementi typed his intention to millions on the Internet: “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” His body was found days later floating in the Hudson River beneath the George Washington Bridge.
Vigil held for Rutgers student
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
Rutgers University held a silent vigil Sunday night to remember a student who committed suicide after his sexual encounter with a man in his dormitory room was secretly streamed online.
Presidential candidate facing runoff
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
A former Marxist guerrilla chosen by Brazil’s beloved leader to succeed him will face a centrist rival in a presidential runoff after failing to get enough votes to win Sunday’s election outright, according to official results.
Health care reform centerpiece endures growing pains
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
It’s a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care remake, a lifeline available right now to vulnerable people whose medical problems have made them uninsurable.
Masons dedicate new center
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
Where once was a swimming pool for a local diving club is now a building dedicated to serving the community.
‘Social Network’ racks up friends
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
Movie fans are spending some face time with a story about the founders of Facebook.
Comic book fan lets go of collection
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
Jose Alaniz spent about a week sorting and packing each comic book — carefully, lovingly. There were 12 boxes of them, comics he’d collected since his mother bought him his first one at age 6.
Horoscope for October 4, 2010
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you weigh the importance of several established friendships. You question whether you want to make an adjustment or change. If you are single, you meet people with ease, especially through social happenings and your many friends. If you are attached, you might find that when the two of you talk, you will notice your goals as a couple. Virgo makes a great healer or doctor for you.
100 years ago: KU football team in need of trainers to supervise nutrition
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
Wanted, a training table at K.U.! Kennedy’s entire squad is suffering from an epidemic of boils, indigestion, skin eruptions and other ills consequent to food poorly cooked and the eating of things always denied men in training for a gridiron machine. After the practices, it is common to see several of the squad enter a restaurant, sit down to a meal of rolls, fried potatoes and greasy meats, and then fill up on pie.
Bureaucratic pit
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
In your Sept. 27 article, “Westar proposal may energize loan program,” you note that only 58 applicants have been funded amounting to roughly 1 percent of the $38 million allocated to the Efficiency Kansas program. If my experience is typical, then the reason for these poor statistics is not lack of interest but rather a lack of “efficiency.”
Moynihan elevated liberal debate
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
On Jan. 9, 1969, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a memo to President-elect Richard Nixon, on whose White House staff Moynihan was to serve. Moynihan wondered whether the disintegration of “private sub-systems of authority” presaged “the ultimate, destructive working out of the telos of liberal thought,” in which case “we are moving from Locke to Hobbes.” Imagine, if you can, Nixon’s furrowed brow.
Pakistan must step up to help its own
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
Here’s a riddle that may determine the fate of President Obama’s Afghanistan policy: How do you rally international aid for Pakistan, a country hit by a flood of biblical proportions whose weak, unpopular leaders are unable to cope?
Woodchip sale begins Thursday
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Area residents this week will have a chance to buy large quantities of mulch at the city’s annual woodchip sale.
Farms cultivate visitor relationships
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
You will find a lot of things at Pendleton’s Country Market east of Lawrence.
A taste of Normandy
October 4, 2010
Apples and cream often signal that a dish is from Normandy, Dorie Greenspan says in her new cookbook, “Around My French Table” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010).
Lawrence elementary school lunches
October 4, 2010
Star style: Lawrence salons share favorite celebrity hair requests
October 4, 2010
Marci Rhodeman, owner of Avanti Salon, 1540 Wakarusa Drive, says she has a client who brings a picture of Victoria Beckham to every haircut appointment. “Well, maybe not every time,” Melinda Zilliox says, “but, yes, I have.”
Fall forecast: Wearable, covetable wardrobe updates
October 4, 2010
First, the bad news: Summer is over. The days of basking (or broiling) under the sun’s rays and luxuriating in the chlorinated breeze off the community pool are done.
Try refinishing bathtub rather than replacing it
October 4, 2010
If you are willing to go a few days without a shower, you can refinish that worn and discolored porcelain tub with a tub and tile resurfacing paint like Homax’s Tough as Tile Surface Refinisher.
40 years ago: Vinland Presbyterian Church building for sale
October 4, 2010
The old Vinland Presbyterian Church was up for sale, and the eventual buyer would have the choice of either renovating the 90-year-old church or bulldozing it. The building, which had been abandoned by the church about 25 years previously, was selling for $2,300 including the three-fourths of an acre on which it sat. Restoration costs were estimated to be at least $5,000. The church had been constructed around 1878-79, and Dr. James Naismith had served the church on and off from 1914 to 1918.
25 years ago: Work promised to improve apartments, delaying evictions
October 4, 2010
City officials had temporarily delayed their move to force tenants out of the Pinecrest Apartments at 2565 Redbud Lane. The city had deemed the apartments unsafe for human habitation, but Gene Shaughnessy, chief building inspector, said he had talked with a representative of the apartment complex owner, who had said that work would be done to repair the code violations. Some of the apartments did not have heat or hot water, stairs were missing handrails, hallways were not lighted, and some plumbing and electrical work was possibly installed improperly.
Athletic debt
The debt incurred to build new sports facilities at Kansas University could be an uncomfortable inheritance for KU’s next athletics director.
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A7
Figures gleaned from Internal Revenue Service documents indicate Kansas Athletics Inc. is out on a pretty long limb when it comes to its financial liabilities and debt.
2-legged friends needed to help at Dogtoberfest
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Dogtoberfest, an event benefiting the Lawrence Community Shelter and Lawrence Humane Society, is in need of volunteers for its event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at South Park.
Son of drug kingpin seeks atonement
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
As the title implies, the documentary “Sins of My Father” (8 p.m., HBO) offers a tale of near-biblical proportions, a story of ill-gotten fortune, pride, madness, murder, revenge and reconciliation. If it weren’t based on real events, it would seem hard to believe. Think “Scarface” meets the Old Testament.
23rd St. comfort
October 4, 2010
Macaroni and cheese is a family favorite in Diane Stoddard’s house.“I make it, but it’s nothing fancy,” she says. “I make the box, and I make it from scratch. We have great family recipes, but the mac and cheese at 23rd Street Brewery is just a little bit different.”
Improve your health and outlook with meditation
October 4, 2010
We have had many different reactions from our clients when we recommend they consider a meditation practice. Mostly we hear, “I know, I’ve thought about starting to meditate many times.” Or, “I’ve tried and I just can’t sit still.”
Courage to heal: For first-timers using Bert Nash’s mental health services, here’s an idea of what to expect
October 4, 2010
Depressed about a recent job loss? Child acting out in school? Feeling suicidal? Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center leaders say you’re not alone.
Proactive care: Judy Bellome guides VNA in tough times
October 4, 2010
A baby-sitting job in Burns Flat, Okla., put Judith Bellome on the career path leading to her job as chief executive officer of Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care.
Tap into Lawrence environmental groups
October 4, 2010
Fall makes me think of meetings, of my father putting on corduroys and sweaters and my mother a skirt, a blazer and hairspray. They often carried notebooks and pens. They left me in the evening to learn something, to have important discussions, to take part in some community somewhere. Knowing they cared made me feel somehow secure in the world.
Clearing your credit record
October 4, 2010
A charge-off is an old debt that a creditor has written off as uncollectible. Generally, this happens after six months of nonpayment. But that’s not the important number you should remember here. The most important one is this: A charge-off can stay on your credit report and bring down your credit score for seven years.
Living without a bank: Fees and confusion galore
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A10
The nickel-and-diming never stopped.
Tampa Bay outlasts K.C., wins AL East
Soria blows save in ninth inning of season finale; Rays to open playoffs against Rangers
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nobody can say the Tampa Bay Rays backed into the AL East title Sunday.
Biffle smokes field
Johnson back on top of Chase standings
October 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Greg Biffle is back in the title hunt, and Jimmie Johnson has resumed his normal spot atop the NASCAR leaderboard.
Pump patrol
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.51 at several stations.
Drivers ignore ban on texting
October 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Laws that ban drivers from sending text messages don’t actually stop drivers from texting, according to a recent national study.
Reading event returns to Lawrence
October 4, 2010
After a one-year hiatus, Lawrence’s River City Reading Festival is returning for 2010.
Be on the lookout for pint-sized pedestrians
October 4, 2010
Nancy Hays, mother of two, looks forward to it every year: Making the mile trek to school on foot with her daughters on International Walk to School Day.
Breast health important for all
October 4, 2010
It was a hot, sunny afternoon in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., a perfect day for boogie boarding with the family. On a family vacation. At a family beach. With family values.
Teeth care for kids: Lawrence pediatric dentists offer tips
October 4, 2010
Do you have a child who struggles going to the dentist? Freaks out in the dental chair? You might consider taking your child to a specialist.
For fall: Casual layers look just right
October 4, 2010
As fall slowly creeps in, make subtle changes in your wardrobe. This way, you’ll be totally prepared by the time the leaves all reach the ground.
Kidcast: Isabelle Blackwood
October 4, 2010
The 6Weather kidcast segment for October 4, 2010.