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Archive for Monday, October 11, 2010

Also from October 11

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, October 11, 2010 Octoginta bicycle ride
Podcasts
Polls
Do you think KU will beat K-State Thursday night at Memorial Stadium?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
59%
Yes
 
35%
I don’t know
 
5%
Total 1308
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Myla Martin, 4, and her mother, Rachel Meyer, both of Lawrence, create a masterpiece during activities at the Lawrence Public Library on Saturday for the River City Reading Festival. Library festival promotes early reading
October 10, 2010 in print edition on 1B
It was a craft, of some sort.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self, center, and the KU seniors, from left, Mario Little, Brady Morningstar, Conner Teahan and Tyrel Reed, laugh after Self answered a question during a Q&A session Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Answer man: In Q&A session, Self adds to expectations
October 11, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self offered a trick question to KU students during a question-and-answer session Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
9:19 a.m.
Law enforcement officials work the scene of a shooting that occurred at a Lawrence apartment complex in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. The shooting, which happened shortly before 4:45 a.m. Monday, resulted in one man being airlifted to a Kansas City-area hospital. Topeka police make arrest in connection with early morning shooting on Redbud Lane in Lawrence
6:09 a.m., October 11, 2010 Updated 10:25 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Topeka police officers arrested a man after a three-hour standoff in Topeka in connection with Monday’s early morning shooting outside an apartment complex on Redbud Lane in Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Students enter the Kansas Union from the parking garage using the walkway, which connects the two buildings. Questions surround future of student health care
October 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Often-maligned health care plans for college students will likely be seeing changes as new federal health care regulations are phased in during the next few years.
6:00 p.m.
Anthony Barnett, Lawrence, has a three-legged pit bull named Leonidas that he uses for educational purposes to show that all dogs can thrive and be loving in a positive environment. Obedience class gives dogs better shot at adoption
October 11, 2010 in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence Humane Society has a new program called Pit Bull EDU, which works to eliminate bad stereotypes of pit bulls and other “bully” breed dogs.

All stories

Family, friends remember three people who died Sunday night in Leavenworth County accident
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Three people — a pair of Kansas University students who had been dating since their high school days and a 30-year-old Basehor man — died Sunday night in a violent crash on Kansas Highway 32.
Four Kansas professors earn research awards
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
Four professors — two from Kansas University and two from Kansas State University — have earned Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards for 2010.
Attorney general warns candidates about robo-calls
04:19 p.m., October 11, 2010 Updated 04:54 p.m. in print edition on A3
Call him robo-call cop. Attorney General Steve Six on Monday reminded candidates about the rules of robo-calls.
Lawrence’s first drive-through flu vaccination clinic set for Saturday morning
October 11, 2010
Need a flu shot? Then, you won’t want to miss Lawrence’s first drive-through clinic on Saturday. You just drive up, turn in a vaccine consent form, and roll up your sleeve. The best part: It’s free.
KU men’s, women’s basketball will wear new uniforms in 2010-11
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s men’s and women’s basketball uniforms will have a new look for the 2010-11 season, KU announced Monday.
New labor report: More job vacancies exist in Kansas this year than last
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
There are more job vacancies in Kansas this year than last year, and there are three unemployed Kansans for every vacancy, according to a survey released Monday.
Lawrence Public Library expansion among topics of discussion at Voter Education forums
12:22 p.m., October 11, 2010 Updated 06:41 p.m.
Tonight’s election forums sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition is streaming live on LJWorld.com and broadcasting live on Sunflower Broadband Channel 25.
Jim Carr Memorial Fund to help Douglas County families with cost of adoptions
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Jim Carr Memorial Fund for Adoption is accepting applications from Douglas County families looking for help with the costs of adopting a child.
Officials trying to determine what broke windshield on train moving through Douglas County
12:00 p.m., October 11, 2010 Updated 05:04 p.m. in print edition on A3
A windshield was broken on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train Monday morning as it was traveling west through Douglas County near Lecompton, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman said.
Matt Tait’s KU football trivia questions (Part 2)
October 11, 2010
Interested in possibly winning four tickets to the KU/KSU football game this Thursday?
Kansas Department of Labor slowly making progress on unemployment claims backlog
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Department of Labor is slowly recovering from a massive backlog of unemployment claims that a state official blames on the U.S. Senate.
KU, A&M to kickoff at 6 p.m., Oct. 23
October 11, 2010
Big 12 Conference officials announced today that the football game between Kansas University and Texas A&M on Oct. 23 at KU’s Memorial Stadium will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports Net.
Review: Strong performances headline ‘Lost in Yonkers’
October 11, 2010
Between an engaging script a very talented actress, Kansas University’s production of “Lost in Yonkers” serves to remind us why we go to the theater: to be lied to in a beautiful and profound way.
Post offices, banks observing Columbus Day
October 11, 2010
Federal offices and Douglas County District Court are closed today in observance of Columbus Day.
Topeka police make arrest in connection with early morning shooting on Redbud Lane in Lawrence
06:09 a.m., October 11, 2010 Updated 10:25 p.m. in print edition on A1
Topeka police officers arrested a man after a three-hour standoff in Topeka in connection with Monday’s early morning shooting outside an apartment complex on Redbud Lane in Lawrence.
‘Social Network’ repeats as box office No. 1
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
Movie fans have bookmarked the Facebook drama “The Social Network” as their weekend favorite.
Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police to hold hunter education course in late October
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Fraternal Order of Police lodge will sponsor a hunter education course this month.
Newlyweds seek good luck on 10-10-10
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Churches, banquet halls and other wedding venues across the country were extra busy Sunday as couples seeking a perfect 10 rushed to tie the knot on a once-in-a-century milestone: Oct. 10, 2010.
Workers reinforce rescue tunnel for miners in Chile
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rescue workers on Sunday rushed to reinforce an escape tunnel that will be used to free 33 trapped miners in Chile. If all goes according to plan, the first miner is expected to be lifted to safety early Wednesday morning, more than two months after the accident that left the men sealed off from the world above.
Serbian police clash with anti-gay rioters
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Serbian riot police fought running battles Sunday with thousands of far-right supporters who hurled Molotov cocktails and stun grenades to try disrupt a gay pride march in downtown Belgrade. More than 140 people were hurt and more than 200 were arrested, officials said.
GOP activists from Iowa take aim at Kansas attorney general race
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
An Iowa-based organization has been sponsoring television ads critical of Democratic Kansas Attorney General Steve Six as he seeks to stay in office.
Douglas County Health Department sets up drive-through clinic for flu shots
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is in need of volunteers to support Lawrence’s first-ever drive-through flu clinic from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the KU Park & Ride lot located at Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive, west of the Shenk Recreational Sports Complex.
Nobel Peace Prize winner talks to wife from Chinese prison
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A6
In the first whisper of a comment since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 48 hours earlier, imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo sent word through his wife Sunday that he would dedicate the award to activists killed during 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, according to a human rights organization.
Tony Stewart wins at Auto Club Speedway, back in Chase hunt
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tony Stewart outdueled points leader Jimmie Johnson on a late restart and pulled away for his first career Sprint Cup victory at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
KU coach Turner Gill invites McLouth football player who lost his leg in a football game to watch KU vs. K-State game on sideline
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Saturday afternoon, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill made 17-year-old Trevor Roberts’ day with a phone call and message.
Terry, Steward to return to KU football team?
October 11, 2010
A couple of Jayhawks who have missed much of the past three games could return Thursday against Kansas State.
Library expansion is topic of chat
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence residents will decide the future of the Lawrence Public Library expansion proposal during November voting.
Answer man: In Q&A session, Self adds to expectations
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self offered a trick question to KU students during a question-and-answer session Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Nice day for a spin: Over 600 bicyclists take part in Octoginta
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Hundreds of cyclists embraced the crisp Sunday morning air to kick off the Lawrence Bicycle Club’s 41st Octoginta ride through northeast Kansas.
No increase in Social Security benefits likely for next year
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
As if voters don’t have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.
Questions surround future of student health care
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Often-maligned health care plans for college students will likely be seeing changes as new federal health care regulations are phased in during the next few years.
NATO supplies allowed to cross Afghan border
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A6
Trucks bearing NATO supplies began flowing again Sunday across a critical border crossing into Afghanistan, opened a day earlier than expected by Pakistan and ending a blockade that had raised tensions between Washington and a key ally.
8 gang suspects arraigned in NYC anti-gay attack
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A6
Eight gang suspects arrested in the torture of two teenage boys and a man in an anti-gay attack were arraigned Sunday on hate crime charges, standing in a courtroom with their heads down and their hands cuffed behind them as their relatives wept.
Capturing the in-between: Holidays aren’t the only time to break out the camera
October 11, 2010
There are all the photos a parent knows to take — birthdays, holidays, graduations — and then there are the memories hiding in plain sight that they only wish they’d captured on film.
Marriages
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriages for the week of October 10, 2010.
Report: College dropouts cost taxpayers billions
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Dropping out of college after a year can mean lost time, burdensome debt and an uncertain future for students.
Lawrence High football crowd asked to wear pink to support teacher
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A5
The familiar red and black of Lawrence High School is about to give way to a sea of pink for the Lions’ upcoming football game again Olathe North, all thanks to the drive and commitment of student leaders and their growing band of followers.
Karzai confirms Taliban talks
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Hamid Karzai has confirmed he’s been in talks with the Taliban on securing peace in war-weary Afghanistan.
No appeal in Gitmo case decision
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
The U.S. government announced Sunday it would prosecute the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial without its star witness because appealing a judge’s ruling excluding him could cause significant delay and inconvenience other witnesses and victims.
Pump patrol
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at several stations.
LHS newspaper up for Pacemaker
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Stop the presses: The student newspaper at Lawrence High School is a finalist for a Pacemaker, a national award presented annually by the National Scholastic Press Association and Newspaper Association of America Foundation.
Obedience class gives dogs better shot at adoption
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Humane Society has a new program called Pit Bull EDU, which works to eliminate bad stereotypes of pit bulls and other “bully” breed dogs.
Eudora district sets educational forum on school finance
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Talk of reforming the school finance law makes Eudora school district Superintendent Don Grosdidier nervous.
Unemployed find previous jobs now require additional skills
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A10
The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them.
Albertina Walker, gospel singer, dies
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
Albertina Walker, a Grammy Award-winning singer who was crowned the queen of gospel during a career that spanned more than 60 albums and six decades died Oct. 8 of respiratory failure at a hospital in her native Chicago. She was 81.
Stan Lee joins with MTV for comic series
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
MTV is helping to bring Stan Lee’s newest superhero to life.
KU soccer falls, 3-1
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University outshot Oklahoma, but the Sooners escaped with a 3-1 Big 12 Conference soccer victory on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Foreclosure freeze could undermine housing market
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Karl Case, the co-creator of a widely watched housing market index, was upbeat three weeks ago. Mulling the economy while at a meeting at a resort near the Berkshires, Case thought the makings of a recovery were finally falling into place.
Solomon Burke, noted vocalist, dies at 70
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
Solomon Burke, the larger-than-life “King of Rock and Soul” who was revered as one of music’s greatest vocalists but never reached the level of fame of those he influenced, died early Sunday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. He was 70.
Horoscope for October 11, 2010
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you could experience dramatic mood swings and profound changes. Sometimes you are full of ideas that you want to communicate. Other times, you might want to close down, becoming a hotbed for pessimism. If you are single, notice how you express yourself in different settings with different people. If you are attached, the two of you need to better understand what is going on with you so that both of you swing back and forth with greater ease. You can count on Sagittarius.
Undefeated no more: Chiefs fall to Colts, 19-9
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Peyton Manning didn’t have a touchdown pass or throw for 300 yards, so along comes backup running back Mike Hart to rescue the Indianapolis Colts and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.
A make-up primer: Local experts share their time-saving cosmetic tips
October 11, 2010
They spend their days applying makeup to beautify other women, but what tricks do the professionals pull out of their cosmetic bags to use on themselves?
KU associate professor’s green commitment extends to home renovation
October 11, 2010
Last winter Simran Sethi planted roots in Lawrence, purchasing an 84-year-old diamond in the rough on the east side of town. As home renovations continue, the Messenger of Green is walking the walk.
Pie crust primer: Follow these tips for a flaky crust
October 11, 2010
With holiday pie season upon us, it’s easy to be intimidated into outsourcing your crusts. Face it, buying a boxed, refrigerated or frozen crust is easier and faster. Too bad it doesn’t taste better.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
October 11, 2010
Cued speech offers deaf children links to spoken English
October 11, 2010
Born deaf to deaf parents, identical twins Lola and Ella Scher, of Rockville, Md., learned from the beginning to talk with their hands. When they were 9 months old, they produced their first word: shoe.
A woman of valor
October 11, 2010
When my father was about 10, he lived with his family in the Ukraine. The Russian civil war had ended with a Bolshevik victory, and the Ukraine was convulsed by a series of pogroms: mob attacks on Jews, usually encouraged by whatever authorities (anti-Bolshevik, Ukrainian nationalist, Bolshevik) were in local power.
Try geometric patterns, military details for your wardrobe this fall
October 11, 2010
This fall, stock up on basic pieces for versatility and easy layering, but don’t neglect prints and patterns. Select fun, unique items for your wardrobe that allow you to be playful and personalize your outfits every day.
Autumn ideal time to repaint porch floor
October 11, 2010
As long as nighttime temperatures hover above 40 degrees, fall is the perfect time to paint your wooden porch floor.
Adulthood causes a fright
October 11, 2010
“I can’t sleep.” This often-heard delay-of-game came from our 9-year-old son, Luke, just minutes after I tucked him in bed, assured him of my love and alluded heavily to the fact that I would see him in the morning, many hours after watching the season premiere of “Dexter.” And not one minute sooner.
Ohio Rob Portman hopeful may be rising GOP star
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
There is a pattern to the political life of Rob Portman, as he reflected over dinner the other night. It is one that has brought him to the verge of victory in the Ohio Senate race, and conceivably could make him the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.
Community college role grows
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Often leaders who care the most and reach for the stars, overlook the possibilities they have in front of them. For too many years, well-intentioned leaders from business and industry and education have underestimated the potential might of the community college.
Act of character
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Last Tuesday night, those of us from the community who attended the weekly City Commission meeting witnessed the discussion of all aspects of the Lowe’s proposal to build on the Bauer Farm property. Representatives from the Lowe’s company, as well as home and business owners in the area, provided their input to the commissioners who listened intently to all sides of the issue.
Great grant
Newly approved grant money gives Kansas University researchers a nice financial boost and a wonderful opportunity to help a lot of troubled children.
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
A $13.3 million federal grant announced last week is great news for the Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare, as well as troubled foster children across the state.
25 years ago: Arthur Weaver, 91, of Weaver’s Department Store, dies
October 11, 2010
Arthur B. Weaver, 91, died on this date in Lawrence. He had been born here in February of 1894, the grandson of Lathrop Bullene, an early Kansas settler. The L. Bullene and Co. mercantile store, established in 1857, had later become Weaver’s Department Store.
100 years ago: Struggling student deals with typhoid fever
October 11, 2010
Critically ill with typhoid, destitute in a strange town, and without hope of financial assistance from the struggling family at home, is the pathetic situation which Harvey Powell, a university student, is bravely facing.
40 years ago: Box car converted into home destroyed in fire
October 11, 2010
A box car that had been converted to a home had been completely destroyed in a fire at 9:45 the previous night. The three occupants of the home, located about 2 miles west of Lakeview, had lost nearly all their possessions. The fire was believed to have been started when a pipe from a wood or coal heating stove had caught the roof on fire. The Lecompton Fire Department had arrived on the scene and had poured water on a propane tank to keep it from exploding, but the house was a total loss.
Ohio State new No. 1 in AP football poll
October 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
Hit the reset button on the college football season.
Miniseries examines terrorist Carlos the Jackal’s motives
October 11, 2010 in print edition on A9
When they launched “Rubicon,” AMC promised a 1970s-style paranoid thriller.
Breaking new ground
October 11, 2010
Throw some people in at the deep end, and they sink. Not Fernando Rodriguez.
Autism speaks: Douglas County family participates in fundraiser for disorder
October 11, 2010
Autism is a complicated and often misunderstood condition. Just ask those whose lives have been touched by it.
Tips for selling Lawrence homes
October 11, 2010
Lawrence residents Bob and Linda Kerr put their house on the market at the end of April, and it only took 37 days for a buyer to swoop in and pluck it up.