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67%
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26%
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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
From left to right, Mathew Nuzik, 30, Jake Henry, 21, and Stephanie Conn, 22, were killed Sunday, Oct. 10 in a violent crash on Kansas Highway 32. Family, friends remember three people who died Sunday night in Leavenworth County accident
October 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 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.
11:11 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. Lawrence police arrest four Topeka residents in connection with Monday morning shooting
11:09 a.m., October 12, 2010 Updated 11:23 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police Tuesday morning confirmed four Topeka residents were arrested Monday on robbery charges in connection with the shooting Monday morning of a Lawrence man outside an apartment complex.
2:00 p.m.
Nina Friesen, Lawrence, reads outside the Lawrence Public Library after checking out a book Thursday. Kansas education officials now have joined 37 other states in adopting national proficiency standards for reading and math. Public Library expansion proposal vetted at forum
October 12, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Two storylines emerged Monday in the campaign for an expansion of the Lawrence Public Library.
6:00 p.m.
LHS student Erica Hernly is following in the footsteps of her architect father by taking an architecture class at LHS. From shop to trade
October 12, 2010
This isn’t her grandfather’s shop class. Today, Lawrence High School senior Porscha Radford works elbow-to-elbow with the boys — and a few other girls — in Automotive Technology 3.

All stories

First of 33 men rescued from Chilean mine
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
The first of 33 men was rescued Tuesday night after 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, pulled to fresh air and freedom at last in a missile-like escape capsule to the cheers of his family and countrymen.
KU’s Josh Selby meets media for first time in long time
October 12, 2010
Kansas University point guard Josh Selby, who is still awaiting clearance from the NCAA to play in games his freshman season at KU, met with the media on Tuesday for the first time since his arrival on campus early last summer.
Topeka man faces 18 charges in connection with business burglaries
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Tuesday filed 18 charges against a Topeka man accused of breaking into five Lawrence businesses last Saturday and striking a police car while trying to avoid officers.
KU searching for new vice chancellor to oversee public affairs
Vice chancellor will oversee public affairs
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University is looking to hire a new vice chancellor to oversee public affairs for the university.
Chili weather: It’s not freezing outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some savory stew
October 12, 2010
OK, so the weather outside isn’t exceptionally cold. Mild is more the word. That’s fine. Why? Because you don’t need to be chilly to eat chili.
Ballard Center plans to build environmentally friendly early-childhood education center
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence-based Ballard Center has filed plans for a $3.9 million expansion that leaders hope will result in one of the more unique, environmentally friendly buildings in the country.
Adjutant general of Kansas National Guard to retire in January
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B10
Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, adjutant general of the Kansas National Guard, is retiring in January.
Lawrence police arrest four Topeka residents in connection with Monday morning shooting
Suspects located in Topeka; victim in critical but stable condition
11:09 a.m., October 12, 2010 Updated 11:23 a.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence police Tuesday morning confirmed four Topeka residents were arrested Monday on robbery charges in connection with the shooting Monday morning of a Lawrence man outside an apartment complex.
KU announces $22 million grant from U.S. Department of Education
08:52 a.m., October 12, 2010 Updated 02:13 p.m. in print edition on A1
Officials said designing the new assessment could eventually reform the entire teaching and testing system for all students.
Statehouse Live: Brownback tries to distance himself from evangelist Lou Engle
08:18 a.m., October 12, 2010 Updated 08:57 a.m. in print edition on A3
Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback is trying to distance himself from controversial evangelist Lou Engle.
Kansas Energy office awards nearly $1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B10
The Kansas Energy office has announced the award of federal grants totaling $920,500 to four government units.
In YouTube video address, Kansas governor says state’s economy is looking up
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B10
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is using a new video editorial to drive home his message that the state’s economy is heading in the right direction.
Library board taking questions via chat
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
On Nov. 2, 2010, Lawrence voters will decide the fate of an $18 million proposal to expand Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Kansas farmers worried about EPA review of dust rules
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B8
A federal review of dirt particles has some Kansas farmers wondering how they would be expected to produce without kicking up the dust that is a normal byproduct of working the land.
ESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ documentary ‘Once Brothers’ recalls cost of war in Eastern Europe
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
Too many documentaries try to shoehorn solemnity and deeper significance into sports stories. The “30 for 30” (7 p.m., ESPN) documentary “Once Brothers” is a remarkable exception.
Woman acquitted of abuse charges in Oprah Winfrey school scandal
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
A woman accused of abusing teenagers at Oprah Winfrey’s school for girls in South Africa was acquitted of the charges Monday, and Winfrey said she was “profoundly disappointed” by the trial’s outcome.
Courtney Cox, David Arquette reveal they have separated
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced Monday they have been separated for some time but said they remain committed parents and “best friends.”
Morgan Freeman to receive American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with its Life Achievement Award.
Philadelphia-area school settles webcam spy lawsuits
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Philadelphia-area school district agreed Monday to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops.
Endgame nears for trapped Chilean miners
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
They’ll come up one by one in green overalls bearing their names on their chests — first the fittest, then the weakest, twisting in a steel cage that proved itself with four flawless test runs deep into the earth.
City of Beverly Hills launches fragrance line
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Ah, there’s nothing like the sweet smell of success. That’s what this bastion of ostentatious wealth wants you to believe — quite literally.
Dogs search missing North Carolina girl’s house
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Investigators cast doubt Monday on accounts given by the father and stepmother of a missing 10-year-old whose battles with bone cancer left her with a prosthetic leg and hearing aids in both ears.
9th suspect arrested in anti-gay beatings in New York City
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Police on Monday arrested the ninth and final suspect in the brutal attacks on four people that authorities believe were touched off because gang members thought one of their recruits was gay.
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln may offer tax compromise
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln said Monday she may propose extending the Bush-era tax cuts to wealthier Americans, as well as the middle-class tax cuts that President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Washington want to maintain.
Shooting at Meade County party leaves one injured
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
Meade County authorities are investigating a shooting at a party after a fight involving several people.
Wichita homeless shelter seeing fewer donations
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
With winter approaching, operators of a Wichita overflow homeless shelter say they are dealing with a steep decline in donations.
Questions on Lawrence trash service incentives resolved
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
About half-a-day per week. That’s the average amount of paid time off that members of the city’s trash service receive through an incentive program that caught the eye of an auditor earlier this year.
Brett Favre left brain dangling
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
I must confess that until about a year ago I did not have any idea what the term “sexting” meant. I wrongly assumed it had to do with typing sexual messages in the body of a text. For a number of reasons, I was shocked and sorry to hear a friend share the correct definition.
Iowa State Cyclones RB Alexander Robinson hurts foot, may not play against Sooners
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
With No. 6 Oklahoma up next, Iowa State has absolutely no time to catch its breath after a 41-point shellacking by Utah.
Blaine Gabbert to start at QB for Missouri at Texas A&M
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start for No. 21 Missouri when the Tigers travel to Texas A&M on Saturday.
Jets overcome Brett Favre’s milestone night, beat Vikings 29-20
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
Brett Favre was at his dazzling best after a miserable start that put the Minnesota Vikings in a hole.
Minnesota QB Brett Favre apologizes to teammates for being a distraction
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
Brett Favre has apologized to the Minnesota Vikings for the distraction caused by an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008.
Business reports more than $1,000 of liquor stolen in 2200 block of West Sixth Street
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 36-year-old employee of Econolodge in the 2200 block of West Sixth Street reported Sunday the theft of $1,100 of liquor.
Business reports cash, computer program stolen in 1500 block of Wakarusa
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 41-year-old employee of Mia’s Italian Restaurant in the 1500 block of Wakarusa Street reported Wednesday the theft of a $600 computer program and $2,400 in cash.
Jayhawks versed in Sunflower Showdown rivalry
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University football team’s roster is filled with players and coaches who have been involved in some impressive rivalries throughout the years.
Good to go: KU’s Angel Goodrich healthy, ready to play
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University point guard Angel Goodrich sat in her stool on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse, a big scar on each knee and an even bigger grin on her face. After missing her entire freshman season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, Goodrich was off to a great start last year before suffering another ACL tear in January — this time in her right knee — which ended her season. Now with three years of eligibility remaining and medical clearance for full participation, Goodrich is ecstatic about returning to the court.
UNC kicks DT off team; 2 declared ineligible
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn and Greg Little were supposed to lead North Carolina’s resurgence under Butch Davis this season. Instead, they never even stepped on the field.
Twins were too coddled to compete
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Twins were in Yankee Stadium in 2007 for a four-game series that carried over to the Fourth of July. Alex Rodriguez pulled up lame late in the first game.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley stands up for QB Matt Cassel, WR Dwayne Bowe
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
The ball is spinning through the air and heading straight to Dwayne Bowe, who has gotten open in the end zone. Bowe goes up. The ball comes down.
Rays, Rangers aces meet in Game 5
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke matter-of-factly, assessing Tampa Bay’s chances of completing an improbable comeback against the Texas Rangers in the opening round of the AL playoffs.
Giants eliminate Braves
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
The San Francisco Giants celebrated their first playoff victory in eight years, then paused to honor the man whose career they had just ended.
UT seeks turnaround
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Texas Longhorns are seldom irrelevant in the national championship discussion. Yet here they are, unranked for the first time in a decade and needing a win at No. 5 Nebraska if they plan to have any impact on the Big 12 title, much less anything else.
KU women’s golf 10th
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Grace Thiry and Meghna Bal shot 74s and were tied for 18th place, and Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 10th place after the first round of Price’s Give ’Em Five Invitational on Monday.
Veritas volleyball 2-0
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team defeated Midland, 25-18, 25-11 and again 25-13, 25-19 on Monday at Midland’s gym.
KU volleyball player Manda honored by Big 12
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior defensive specialist Melissa Manda was named the Big 12 volleyball defensive player of the week on Monday.
Study: U.S. college students rude texters
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
Next time your significant other reads a text message while sitting with you at a restaurant, tell him he’s rude. And tell him he’s like a typical American.
Microsoft bets big on new phone software
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
Microsoft Corp. knows the cell phone world is where it’s happening, and it’s determined to be a part of it.
Grenade from U.S. forces may have killed British aid worker
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
An examination of video footage documenting a failed attempt to rescue a kidnapped British aid worker shows that she may have been accidentally killed by a grenade thrown by U.S. Special Operations troops involved in the raid, according to U.S. and British officials.
Firm leader detained over toxic sludge
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Hungarian police have detained the director of the aluminum company responsible for a flood of caustic red sludge that killed eight people when it burst from its reservoir last week, the prime minister said Monday.
Researchers aim to reduce disparities in stroke treatment
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the hospital — in time for a drug to dissolve the blood clot causing her stroke.
Industries from communist era leave toxic legacy in E. Europe
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Abandoned mines in Romania leach waters contaminated by heavy metals into rivers. A Hungarian chemical plant produces more than 100,000 tons of toxic substances a year. Soil in eastern Slovakia is contaminated with cancer-producing PCBs.
Seniors brace for Social Security freeze
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will have to wait until at least 2012 to see their Social Security checks increase.
Tea party candidates address social issues
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C3
The tea party movement was born in anger over the recession and the Obama administration’s bailouts, and built largely on a platform of lower taxes and smaller government. But some of its candidates are getting tripped up on social issues.
Pump patrol
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at Kwik Shop, 845 Miss.
Kansas Bioscience Authority looks at funding for federal lab
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
When the Kansas Bioscience Authority met with stakeholders in Manhattan on Monday, one question continued to surface: How and when will Congress appropriate money for the federal biosecurity lab that is expected to be up and running by the end of the decade?
1,600 take part in Route 66 marathon
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
More than 1,600 people got their kicks on Route 66 during the weekend.
Wakarusa Valley School to get eco-friendly water heater
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
Just because supporters are willing to donate $5,000 necessary to install a new eco-friendly water-heating system at Wakarusa Valley School doesn’t mean the school will be guaranteed to see the system operate for years to come.
Study: Students who study abroad drink more
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Students who go abroad while in college are likely to increase or even double their alcohol intake while they’re away, a new study has found.
Google tests cars that can steer without drivers
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says.
Horoscope for October 12
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you often become creative when others are difficult or rigid. Sometimes associates pull away because they are not used to the new you. Give others the space and time to adjust. If you are single, your allure is quite intense, and others want to come in closer. If you are attached, your relationship will benefit from adding some good old-fashioned dates. Sagittarius has many ideas — and opinions.
Rhys Ifans cast as villain in ’Spider-Man’
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
Rhys Ifans is playing the bad guy in the next “Spider-Man.” But the filmmakers aren’t saying yet which character he’ll be.
Joan Sutherland, ’voice of the century,’ dies
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B7
Joan Sutherland’s radiant soprano stretched effortlessly over more than three octaves, with a purity of tone that made her one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time.
Hawker Beechcraft workers to vote on contract
October 12, 2010 in print edition on B8
A machinists union says its members will vote on this Saturday on a contract proposal from Hawker Beechcraft Corp.
Party choice
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker is partly right, but mostly wrong. In a recent column she described the difference between Democrats and Republicans as big city vs. small town. Now living in New York City she’s learned big-citiers accept regulation because they need it. Eight million New Yorkers cannot all fire up hibachi grills at the same time. North Carolinians, she says, don’t need protection from a neighbor’s grill while New Yorkers, who face anarchy, do.
Health concern
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
I live in an area of the city with a large feral cat population. While walking my dogs recently, I discovered a dead feral cat in the middle of the street. Because potential diseases could be transmitted to my dogs if I were to move it myself, I contacted Animal Control. I was directed to bag up the animal and put it out in the trash.
Democrats target U.S. Chamber of Commerce spending
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
The Obama administration and its allies are going all out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and GOP-leaning groups, accusing them of using foreign money to help finance political ads. Trouble is, they’re providing no evidence.
Amendment issue
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
As we approach the upcoming mid-term elections, with so much attention being paid to state and federal candidates, it is sometimes easy to overlook the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot.
Election integrity
Voter participation should be the top election priority for the Kansas secretary of state.
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
Simple mistakes like the one that hampered a Lawrence resident’s ability to vote probably pose a far greater threat to the integrity of elections in Kansas than election fraud.
U.S. must not abandon Afghan women
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
Last week, I attended a glitzy ceremony in New York City in which Bill Clinton awarded one of five Global Citizen Awards to Suraya Pakzad, who runs shelters for abused Afghan women. The crowd of eminent humanitarians, environmentalists and cultural pooh-bahs cheered.
40 years ago: Draft calls may come to end within 3 years
October 12, 2010
A report from Washington, D.C., said that draft calls might end by the middle of 1973. According to the plan, men over 18 would still be required to register for the draft, but they would not be called. The Selective Service system would remain in effect for use in emergencies. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird also said that President Nixon was planning an announcement later in the week about further U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
Nobel Prize winner for economics blocked on Federal Reserve job
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
Peter Diamond’s research on unemployment is good enough to earn him the Nobel Prize in economics — but not to get him on the Federal Reserve.
25 years ago: Anti-apartheid protestors conclude week of activities at KU
October 12, 2010
Anti-apartheid protesters at Kansas University were just concluding a week of activities designed to draw local attention and more participants to their cause.
From shop to trade
Despite curriculum demands, tech ed students on fast track to career
October 12, 2010
This isn’t her grandfather’s shop class. Today, Lawrence High School senior Porscha Radford works elbow-to-elbow with the boys — and a few other girls — in Automotive Technology 3.
Double Take: Parents need help to push IEP changes
October 12, 2010 in print edition on C1
Somebody needs to reread the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), because this just isn’t how it works
100 years ago: Cornerstone of new County Hospital to be laid soon
October 12, 2010
The corner stone of the new magnificent brick County Hospital which is being erected near Lawrence at an approximate cost of $25,000 will be laid next week. The new home for the county’s indigent and unfortunate is a magnificent building, with large commodious quarters adequate for all the demands likely to be made upon the county for many years to come. Its interior includes bed chambers, private dining rooms, reading rooms, sick wards, airy lounging rooms, plenty of bath rooms, and padded cells for the violent patients.
Public Library expansion proposal vetted at forum
October 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
Two storylines emerged Monday in the campaign for an expansion of the Lawrence Public Library.