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5 years after the Boardwalk Apartment Fire

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Lawrence Zombie Walk 2010 The day in photos, October 7, 2010
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12:00 a.m.
Dr. Rod Barnes Lawrence doctor ready for Light the Night Walk after bone marrow transplant
October 6, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Dr. Rod Barnes is an athletic guy — running, swimming, biking, you name it — but it’s a simple stroll around downtown Lawrence that has captured his imagination this year.
12:00 p.m.
Trevor Roberts rolls away in a wheelchair under his own power after a news conference Wednesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. With him are his guardian Lisa Humerickhouse, center, and his girlfriend, Kelsey Campbell, of McLouth, at right. Turner Gill recently contacted the teen and invited him to be on the sidelines during the KU vs. K-State game. McLouth football player Trevor Roberts confident he’ll pull through in wake of leg amputation
October 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Trevor Roberts remembered thinking at first that the injury would mean no more football this year. He said he didn’t initially realize it meant he’ll have to miss basketball and track, too. After a compound fracture suffered in a football game got infected with gangrene, the McLouth High senior had his leg amputated on Thursday.
3:30 p.m.
Candidates for local Kansas House seats discuss their plans at a voter education forum Wednesday night at City Hall. Kan. House candidates discuss issues
2:33 p.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 8:53 p.m. in print edition on 3A
They say all politics is local. That was the case at Wednesday’s voter education forum at City Hall. Several candidates for local Kansas House seats came face-to-face with voters to discuss issues such as the economy, education and health care.
7:00 p.m.
Executive chef Chris Wofford, of Ten restaurant in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., shows off a fall dish of pheasant and fingerling potato stew. Fall in flavor: Lawrence chefs tweak their menus with seasonal ingredients
October 7, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Temperatures are dropping, and Lawrence is inching into fall. The new season brings new seasonal foods and the desire for warm comfort foods, and many Lawrence restaurants are changing their menus to offer a fall meal to customers.

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Campaign Notebook: Gubernatorial candidates tangle over taxes, schools
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
All four candidates said they opposed the statewide ban on indoor smoking in public venues, such as bars and restaurants.
Lawrence Zombie Walk takes over downtown
07:28 p.m., October 7, 2010 Updated 09:40 p.m. in print edition on A3
It took Tina Gordzica about 15 minutes to go from the living to the undead Thursday night.
Total immersion: KU students spend summer in Indian forests as part of study abroad
October 7, 2010
Total immersion is often the hallmark of a college study abroad experience. Usually, that means students live and learn in another country and another language to gain a unique and intense educational experience. But for 11 Kansas University students this summer, total immersion meant something even more extreme.
KU to host Kansas Economic Policy Conference conference in late October
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
As higher education leaders are trying to drum up support for additional funding this year, Kansas University will host a conference highlighting the role higher education plays for the state.
New EPA air quality standards could mean higher gasoline prices for Lawrence residents
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
Local health and transportation leaders are eagerly awaiting a number from the federal government that could affect how much Lawrence motorists pay for gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new air quality standards by the end of October. There are concerns that the new numbers for allowable ozone may push Lawrence into noncompliance.
Lawrence volunteers needed for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
Close to 200 volunteers are needed to lend a hand in the Make a Difference Day event Oct. 23. As of Tuesday, only about 30 people had signed up.
Douglas County receives grant to install solar panels to power offices
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County K-State Research and Extension employees are used to relying on the sun for healthy gardens and bountiful harvests.
KU women’s basketball picked sixth in Big 12 preseason coaches poll
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B6
The Kansas women’s basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 in the preseason coaches poll released by the conference Thursday.
New Kansas-themed puzzle features state’s famous people, landmarks
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
From Carrie Nation to the Kansas Speedway, the State Library has produced a Kansas-themed puzzle featuring heroes, heroines and famous sites of the Sunflower state.
Candidates for Kansas governor to debate Thursday in Wichita
08:12 a.m., October 7, 2010 Updated 10:15 a.m.
A forum for the candidates for Kansas governor will be televised live from Wichita.
Sunflower State Games organization accepts bid to stay in Topeka through 2013
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Sunflower Games sports festival will stay in Topeka at least through 2013.
Memories of man at center of Boardwalk blaze vary
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A6
In annual crime statistics compiled by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, he’s categorized as a triple murderer. To those who knew him, he’s a kind — but intellectually challenged — young man railroaded by the criminal justice system. In the Lawrence community, he’s the arsonist responsible for one of the worst local tragedies in recent memory. And for one of the victims of the Boardwalk Apartment fire, Jason Allen Rose is a hero.
Kansas guarding details of deal with Hawker Beechcraft
12:00 a.m., October 7, 2010 Updated 09:39 a.m. in print edition on B8
Kansas officials hoped Wednesday to thwart new attempts to lure aviation jobs away from Wichita by withholding details of an agreement between the state and manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft.
Search for A.D. on target
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Ray Evans, chairman of the six-member search committee seeking a new athletic director for Kansas University, wants everyone to know he’s over the loss. No, not his alma mater’s loss to Baylor, the one the eighth-grade football team he coaches suffered.
Topeka firefighter honored 58 years after death
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B8
Fifty-eight years after he died in the line of duty, Topeka firefighters Tuesday honored Lt. William R. “Billy” Frazier with a memorial ceremony and the dedication of a new headstone at his final resting place, which previously was marked only by a small bronze plaque.
Hungarian villagers demand reparations after toxic red sludge spill
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
There was no stopping the avalanche of toxic red sludge: It smashed through the door of Kati Holczer’s house, trapping the mother and her toddler in a sea of caustic waste.
Feds: 8 touches of McDonald’s ‘Shrek’ glass hazardous for kids
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
Federal regulators leaned on McDonald’s to quickly recall 12 million “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses this spring because they concluded that a typical 6-year-old could be exposed to hazardous levels of the metal cadmium by touching one of the glasses just eight times in a day, according to documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
Injuries detailed in Lawrence child abuse case
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
New information surfaced Wednesday in court about the injuries of two children a 29-year-old Lawrence man is charged with beating in September.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg calls for anti-bully law after Rutgers suicide
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg said Wednesday he’ll introduce legislation requiring colleges to adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment following the suicide of a student whose gay sexual encounter in his dorm room was broadcast online.
Trio wins chemistry Nobel for technique that binds carbon atoms
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
A method for building complex molecules has paid off by helping to fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices — and now it has earned its developers a Nobel Prize.
Lawrence police survey elementary schools for security threats
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police officer Jay Bialek walked all around Woodlawn School Wednesday afternoon, searching for safety concerns.
Kansas National Guard to dedicate museum wing to 35th Infantry Division
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A5
History buffs are being invited to enjoy a piece of the past and fresh pancakes to mark the opening of new facilities to honor the Kansas National Guard.
George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here.
Online auction featuring signed photos of “Real Housewives of D.C.” couple fetches just 2 buyers
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
Only two people opened their wallets to welcome home photos signed by the Washington, D.C., couple who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner.
Lawrence city commission’s rejection of Lowe’s plan spurs debate on location
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
About two minutes. That’s how long it takes a motorist to travel from Sixth Street and Folks Road to the interchange of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Patriots trade WR Randy Moss to Vikings
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
Brett Favre finally got his wish. He will be playing with Randy Moss, and the Vikings couldn’t be happier about it.
Girlfriend denies Baylor’s LaceDarius Dunn hit her
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
The girlfriend of Baylor standout LaceDarius Dunn denied Wednesday that he broke her jaw and said she wants authorities to drop an aggravated-assault charge against him for what she called an accident.
Freshman RB Justin Torres leaves Colorado
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
Colorado freshman running back Justin Torres has left the team.
Dwayne Wade won’t play vs. Thunder in Kansas City
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
Dwyane Wade’s ailing right hamstring was no better on Wednesday, one day after his preseason debut was cut short following a stint that lasted a mere 3 minutes, 17 seconds. Sore when he went to bed after the game, sore when he got up Wednesday morning, sore as the day went along.
Phillies’ Roy Halladay throws ‘surreal’ no-hitter
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Roy Halladay spent his whole career waiting for this start, wondering what it would be like to pitch in the playoffs. It was better than he — or anyone else — could have predicted. Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0, in Game 1 of the NL division series Wednesday.
LHS football short-handed vs. Shawnee Mission West due to illness, injuries
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
After knocking off previously undefeated Olathe East last Friday, Lawrence High football players earned pats on the back from fellow students Monday. But the team was also dealt a shot to the gut. Lawrence coach Dirk Wedd found out that junior wide receiver Anthony Buffalomeat will miss the rest of the season because of mononucleosis.
After effects: KU, Tech, USF moving forward
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B1
Together, Mark Mangino (Kansas), Mike Leach (Texas Tech) and Jim Leavitt (South Florida) led their teams to 228 total victories, an overall winning percentage of .606, 19 bowl appearances and 11 bowl victories in 31 seasons. The lasting legacy for each, however, might have been the way he left his school, not what he did while he was there.
Hostile K-State awaits NU
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Maybe Kansas State’s marching band should forgo its traditional “Wabash Cannonball” for something more fitting, such as “So long, it’s been good to know you.”
Our town sports
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
A weekly roundup of local events and activities.
Uncertainty over U.S. plans as Afghan war enters 10th year
October 7, 2010 in print edition on C8
It’s make-or-break time in Afghanistan. The war enters its 10th year Thursday, and this is no ordinary anniversary.
Emma Stone joins cast of ‘Spider-Man’ film
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy in the next “Spider-Man” movie.
Hughes poem details Sylvia Plath’s suicide
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
A previously unseen poem by Ted Hughes that details the painful moments surrounding the suicide of his wife Sylvia Plath is being published by The New Statesman today, the magazine said.
Tim Gunn says he tried suicide as a teen
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
In an empathetic public service announcement video directed at depressed young people, Tim Gunn says he tried to kill himself when he was 17.
Fall in flavor: Lawrence chefs tweak their menus with seasonal ingredients
October 7, 2010 in print edition on C1
Temperatures are dropping, and Lawrence is inching into fall. The new season brings new seasonal foods and the desire for warm comfort foods, and many Lawrence restaurants are changing their menus to offer a fall meal to customers.
HBO presents more Bruce hagiography
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
A documentary about a 32-year-old album, “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’” (8 p.m., HBO) should be a treat for fans of “The Boss” and a bit of a mystery to everybody else.
Horoscope for October 7, 2010
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you will encounter new opportunities because of a willingness to greet differences and enjoy change. You decide to jump over certain barriers, especially if they are self-imposed. If you are single, you certainly can wave goodbye to your “alone” status, if you so choose. If you are attached, the two of you can connect as if you were old lovers. Once more, you are the dominant force here. A fellow Libra can be very different from you, but also motivated by the same issues.
KU Office of Study Abroad issues alert on travel concerns
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Office of Study Abroad at Kansas University sent e-mails to 95 students in Europe after the U.S. State Department issued travel alerts there. The e-mails come after heightened threats of a terrorist attack in Europe.
Wanted Kansas man found dead in N.M.
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A5
Authorities say a man sought in the death of his estranged wife in Kansas has been found dead in southern New Mexico.
Pentagon boosts security at bases
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly a year after a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon is taking new steps to beef up security and surveillance programs at its bases, and will join an FBI intelligence-sharing program aimed at identifying future terror threats, U.S. officials said.
Panel: Government not forthcoming with all details of Gulf oil spill
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become and committed other missteps that raised questions about its competence and candor during the crisis, according to a commission appointed by the president to investigate the disaster.
U.S. makes apology to Pakistan for fatal airstrike
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly a week after a U.S. missile strike killed or wounded six Pakistani soldiers, the United States apologized Wednesday, acknowledging that two of its Afghanistan-based assault helicopters had entered Pakistani airspace “several times” and mistakenly fired at a military post.
Economic desperation evident in midnight grocery runs
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A8
Once a month, just after midnight, the beeping checkout scanners at a Walmart just off Interstate 95 come alive in a chorus of financial desperation.
Lefty Lee leads Rangers past Rays
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B4
Cliff Lee, postseason ace for hire. Picking up where he left off during in a dazzling October run a year ago, Lee shut down the Tampa Bay Rays while outpitching David Price and leading the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 victory Wednesday in the opening game of the AL playoffs.
Commentary: Hey Reds: Quit your complaining
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B2
Aside from giving Roy Oswalt a difficult act to follow, there wasn’t much fault to find with the way Roy Hallaway opened the baseball playoffs Wednesday.
Lunte 10th at golf meet
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kathryn Lunte shot 86 to place 10th Wednesday at the Olathe East Golf Tournament, which doubled as the third and final round of the Sunflower League championship.
Timeline of the Boardwalk Apartment fire
October 7, 2010
100 years ago: Attention paid to sanitary conditions as typhoid fever spreads
October 7, 2010
Ten cases of suspected typhoid fever and one death in a restricted district bordering the open sewer across West Lawrence, is the appalling penalty which residents in that section are paying for the unsanitary conditions which have been allowed to exist this summer.
40 years ago: Man attempts to rob L&M Grocery
October 7, 2010
An unidentified man was reported to have entered the L & M Grocery at 640 N. Second, brought several items to the counter, and then demanded all the money from the clerk at the counter. When the clerk hesitated, the would-be robber hit him over the head with a soft-drink bottle and then fled the scene without any money or items when two other customers entered the all-night store. The clerk was treated and released for cuts on his head and hands.
25 years ago: Engineering firm plans to break ground for west Lawrence research park
October 7, 2010
Hall-Kimbrell, a Lawrence-based environmental engineering firm, was planning to break ground in the University Corporate and Research Park during the month of October. The extension of West 15th Street which would provide access to the research park would not be completed before winter, but limited traffic use would be allowed during the winter.
Rental codes
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
The recent article about a rental code violation regarding unrelated people living together drew my interest. We have had problems with rental property next to us. The city of Lawrence recently condemned the property for human habitation because of many code violations.
Vaccine injuries
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Oct. 2 front page article, “U.S. admits it infected Guatemalans with syphilis in 1940s,” did not surprise me. The same “appalling violations” have been taking place in the U.S. for over a half of century through the untested vaccination program. Add the childhood vaccine program to the list of U.S. medical experiments on our most innocent and vulnerable population in the name of health.
Library future
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
Recently, Amazon, the largest distributor of books, revealed that their electronic e-book sales were already exceeding their hardcover sales. In a Sept. 28, 2010, Wall Street Journal major article, book industry expert/consultant Michael Shatzkin estimated that e-book sales would amount for up to 25 percent of total unit sales by the end of 2012, a startling prediction. E-books sell for about half the price of hardcovers.
Biden carries economic message
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
Joe Biden has a lot to say for himself. I spent a rainy 12-hour day with the vice president on Monday and from beginning to end, I don’t think there was any period when he was not talking to people. The man is determined to carry the burden of his work. He wants to show you what he knows.
Education saturation
A proposal from Emporia State University raises valid questions about coordination and duplication within the state’s higher education system.
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas University officials may not have cause to be miffed at Emporia State University for infringing on KU’s “geographic service area,” but a proposal for Emporia to offer bachelor’s degrees in education at Johnson County Community College has other issues that the Kansas Board of Regents should consider.
Reminders linger half a decade following fire
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A1
Today, the 500 block of Fireside Drive in northwest Lawrence is a construction site, where workers are building the shell of what eventually will be an apartment complex. Five years ago today, the property was the site of one of the worst fires in Lawrence history. In a matter of minutes a blaze tore through the Boardwalk Apartments complex, killing three people and injuring 20 others.
Topeka man charged for brandishing handgun, threatening Lawrence man
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 28-year-old Topeka man with brandishing a handgun and threatening a Lawrence man Monday evening near Ninth Street and Avalon Road.
Pump patrol
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several stations.
Health care overhaul topic of 3rd Congressional District debate
October 7, 2010 in print edition on A3
Candidates seeking the state’s 3rd District U.S. House seat sparred Wednesday evening over whether Congress should repeal the new federal health care overhaul.
Teixeira’s homer lifts Yankees
N.Y. continues dominance of Twins in playoffs
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B4
Indoors or outdoors, the New York Yankees still own the Minnesota Twins in the playoffs.
Details emerge for Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse
October 7, 2010 in print edition on B3
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. a week from Friday for the 26th-annual Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.