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The day in photos, October 13, 2010
Polls
Will you vote in advance for the Nov. 2 election?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
43%
I don’t know
 
5%
Total 412
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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money. Planning group lauds city’s downtown
October 13, 2010 in print edition on 1A
From its historic haunts to the honk for hemp guy, Massachusetts Street is just right, according to the country’s largest group of planners.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby draws the attention of television cameras during media day on Tuesday  at Allen Fieldhouse. Spotlight on Selby: KU freshman still waiting to be cleared
October 13, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Josh Selby doesn’t know if/when he can wear his Kansas University jersey No. 32 in an official college basketball game. But for this one day — Tuesday’s Media Day — the 6-foot-2 Baltimore point guard was allowed to model his official adidas-made shirt and shorts while speaking with reporters for the first time since a session on campus early last summer.
12:00 p.m.
Online chat
Lawrence Public Library board members discuss expansion proposal
October 13, 2010
On Nov. 2, 2010, Lawrence voters will decide the fate of an $18 million proposal to expand Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. From 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 Mike Machell, Lawrence Public Library board member, and Alice Ann Johnston, co-chair of the "Vote YES for the Library" steering committee, were available via live chat to answer your questions about the proposal.
12:19 p.m.
Online chat
Lawrence Public Library board members discuss expansion proposal
October 13, 2010
On Nov. 2, 2010, Lawrence voters will decide the fate of an $18 million proposal to expand Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. From 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 Mike Machell, Lawrence Public Library board member, and Alice Ann Johnston, co-chair of the "Vote YES for the Library" steering committee, were available via live chat to answer your questions about the proposal.
2:00 p.m.
This artist’s rendering provided by GouldEvans illustrates a $3.9 million early-childhood education center the Ballard Center has filed plans for to build. Ballard Center plans to build environmentally friendly early-childhood education center
October 12, 2010 in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
It's chili season and that means breaking out the slow cooker or soup pot and getting to work on some hardy stew. Here, we have grandma's slow cooker vegetarian chili on the left and four-bean chili with chipotle cream on the right. 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.

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Last of 33 miners trapped in Chilean mine rescued after nearly 70 days underground
October 13, 2010
The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived.
Just Food encourages residents to pick up free food
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Just Food bank has received an overabundance of food from Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, Mo.
Topeka residents charged in Monday morning shooting, attempted robbery
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County prosecutors Wednesday alleged two Topeka women tried to distract two Lawrence residents as a co-conspirator tried to rob the men.
Roger Hill center’s new website links agencies with volunteers
October 13, 2010
Douglas County’s volunteer center has entered the Computer Age. The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center recently launched a new website — volunteerdouglascounty.org — that features an up-to-date list of volunteer opportunities that are searchable by agency, category or dates. And, you can sign up to volunteer at the click of a button.
KU planning to add School of Public Health to medical center campus
Regents could vote on proposal in December
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas University officials are planning for a new School of Public Health that could be in place at KU Medical Center as early as next fall. Plans for the school have been presented to the Kansas Board of Regents for consideration, and could come before the full board for approval by December.
Sunflower School’s marathon club earns $2,000 grant
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A5
Dozens of young runners lined up Wednesday to help thank a major new sponsor.
Former Bonner Springs softball team members hosting game in memory of teammate
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
The seniors of the 2007 Bonner Springs High School softball team have scheduled a game in memory of their teammate Stephanie Marie Conn.
Wakarusa Valley students venture into body for health lessons
Walk-through exhibit focuses on health
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Eat vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Don’t smoke. Such messages regularly flow into youngsters’ heads, but rarely do kids get a chance to sit on a giant molar, squeeze through a larger-than-life small intestine and then jump up and down inside a heart before absorbing a few clean-air lessons while gazing at real-life lung tissue sealed inside plastic jars.
Lawrence man arrested for DUI, reckless driving after crashing truck into fence
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence man on DUI and reckless driving charges after a pickup truck rolled over early Wednesday morning and ended up in the back yard in the 800 block of Arkansas Street.
Statehouse Live: Brownback duels minor party candidates in last gubernatorial debate
Reform, Libertarian candidates deliver criticism while Holland skips debate
02:36 p.m., October 13, 2010 Updated 04:32 p.m. in print edition on A3
Democrat Tom Holland did not accept an invitation to the debate, which was broadcast on WIBW TV and radio.
Kansas Highway Patrol plans stepped up enforcement after KU-K-State game on Thursday
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
You can expect increased traffic on the Kansas Turnpike on Thursday as the Kansas Jayhawks prepare to take on the Kansas State Wildcats.
KU Hospital offering drive-through flu shot clinic Oct. 30; Lawrence’s set for this Saturday
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Hospital will offer free flu shots during its 16th annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot clinic on Oct. 30.
Former president of Jefferson County bank pleads guilty in theft of $1 million
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
A former Meriden bank president has pleaded guilty to two conspiracy counts in federal court admitting he planned to steal $1 million from the bank and flee the United States on his yacht.
Naadir Tharpe commits to KU men’s basketball team
Brewster Academy point guard says he’s always liked Kansas
12:08 p.m., October 13, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Naadir Tharpe became a bit emotional upon committing to play basketball at Kansas University on Wednesday morning.
Former Jayhawk Mike Rivera signs with Green Bay
Linebacker Rivera to play on Green Bay practice squad
11:40 a.m., October 13, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera, a 2009 KU graduate and key member of the Jayhawks’ Orange Bowl championship team, signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday and will join the team’s practice squad immediately.
K-State student taken off life support after being found in ditch
October 13, 2010
A K-State student who was found in a ditch on October 8 was taken off life support Tuesday evening.
Leavenworth leaders considering effort to quiet trains
October 13, 2010
Leavenworth city leaders are considering asking train operators not to blow their horns while they go through town.
Kansas attorney general to announce arrests linked to Backpage.com
October 13, 2010
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is announcing two arrests linked to adult services listings in the online directory Backpage.com.
McKinney endorsed by Kansas-National Education Association in race for state treasurer
October 13, 2010
Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney has been endorsed by the state’s largest teachers’ union.
Planning group lauds city’s downtown
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
From its historic haunts to the honk for hemp guy, Massachusetts Street is just right, according to the country’s largest group of planners.
Candidate files early for Lawrence City Commission race
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
A former Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioner on Tuesday became the first declared candidate for this spring’s Lawrence City Commission race.
Lawrence Community Shelter puts on barbecue, party
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Community Shelter will host its sixth annual BBQ and Block Party.
Medical research ethics need review
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
President Obama apologized last week for medical experiments funded with U.S. taxpayer money during the 1940s in which American scientists infected Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases without their consent. Today these studies would be illegal. Even so, the current U.S. regulations governing research review are full of gaps.
K-State QB pick a mystery
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Steve McGarrett, played by the late John Joseph Patrick Ryan (stage name Jack Lord) in Hawaii Five-O, never took things at face value. “I’m not buying it, Danno,” he was fond of saying. “It’s too clean, too neat, too convenient. Something’s not right here.” No way McGarrett would have bought Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder’s stance that nothing has changed at quarterback.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with Brett Favre if ‘warranted’
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday there was no timetable for wrapping up an investigation of an Internet report that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent racy text messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game hostess.
Hillary Clinton urges Serbia, Kosovo to talk out differences
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday urged Serbia and its former province of Kosovo to settle their differences, more than a decade after NATO launched airstrikes on Serbia to halt violence against Kosovo’s ethnic Albanians.
Missing North Carolina girl case treated as homicide, stepmother suspected
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Investigators indicated Tuesday they believe someone killed a 10-year-old girl with disabilities who was reported missing over the weekend, and accused her stepmother of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note.
U.S. Supreme Court justices weigh vaccine lawsuits
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether drug companies can be sued for claims of serious side effects from childhood vaccines without driving vaccine makers from the market and risking a public health crisis.
Paula becomes Category 2 hurricane, roars toward Yucatan Peninsula
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
A strengthening Hurricane Paula roared toward Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula late Tuesday as authorities ordered evacuations on two small islands.
Federal judge: Stop ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished.
Deep water drilling freeze ends in Gulf
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
The U.S. is back in the deep water oil-drilling business. The question now is when work will resume.
Nobel Peace Prize winner’s wife hopes to collect award on his behalf
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A6
The wife of the imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo said Tuesday she hopes to travel to Norway to collect the Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf, though for now she can only leave her Beijing home under police escort.
Dogtoberfest in South Park to benefit pets and people alike
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Some pet owners have the tendency to think their animal is the cutest, the friendliest or the smartest, but this weekend they can truly put their dog to the test.
E!’s six-part series “What’s Eating You?” to focus on eating disorders
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B9
Food, gossip and stuff: Where would cable television be without them? If all of the shows dedicated to culinary preparation, celebrity snark and the accumulation, valuation, hoarding and sale of items and real estate were suddenly banished, we might be left with “Ice Road Truckers.”
Spotlight on Selby: KU freshman still waiting to be cleared
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Josh Selby doesn’t know if/when he can wear his Kansas University jersey No. 32 in an official college basketball game. But for this one day — Tuesday’s Media Day — the 6-foot-2 Baltimore point guard was allowed to model his official adidas-made shirt and shorts while speaking with reporters for the first time since a session on campus early last summer.
Kansas forward Carolyn Davis gets preseason All-Big 12 honors
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was named honorable mention on the preseason All-Big 12 team on Tuesday.
Kansas State Department of Education honors Lawrence schools for excellence
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
All but one school in the Lawrence school district achieved the coveted “Standard of Excellence” on state standardized tests during the past year for at least one grade level in at least one category.
Oklahoma State might play Texas Tech without 3 WRs
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
No. 20 Oklahoma State could be without three wide receivers for Saturday’s game at Texas Tech.
Nebraska motivated by last year’s Texas loss
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
The red rubber bracelets Nebraska football players wear say “FINISH” on one side, “0.01” on the other. It’s a reminder of the Cornhuskers falling one second short of winning the Big 12 championship and earning a spot in a BCS bowl last year.
QBs can carry Huskers, Cowboys
Weeden, Martinez radically different, but both are undefeated as starters
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
Among first-year starting quarterbacks in the Big 12, they represent opposite ends of the age spectrum. Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden, who shares the NCAA lead in touchdown passes (18), will celebrate his 27th birthday Thursday. Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez, a red-shirt freshman who leads the nation in rushing touchdowns (12), made his first college start as a teenager before turning 20 on Sept. 15.
Rangers advance to ALCS
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
Cliff Lee added another impressive line to his growing October resume, carrying the Texas Rangers into their first AL championship series.
Great pitching will be talk of NLCS
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
When the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet in the NL championship series, runs could be awfully scarce.
Gary Bedore’s Media Day notebook
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Eighth-year coach Bill Self understands why Kansas State, not KU, was recently tapped No. 1 in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll.
Veritas volleyball 2-0 in Manhattan
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Led by Teri Huslig’s 17 kills, the Veritas Christian volleyball team won two matches at a triangular Tuesday at Flint Hills Christian.
KU women’s golf in eighth place
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University women’s golf moved up two spots to eighth place after improved performances from senior Jennifer Clark and junior Katy Nugent in the second round of the Price’s Give ’Em Five Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
Firebirds volleyball lose three
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s volleyball team went 0-3 at a quad on Tuesday at Shawnee Heights.
Lawrence High volleyball goes 0-3
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s volleyball team lost three matches in a quad on Tuesday at Manhattan.
LHS golf qualifies for state
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High is going to state as a team, and Free State High is sending three individuals to state after their showing at a Class 6A regional golf tournament Tuesday at Painted Hills Golf Course.
Gill, KU staff emphasizing knockdowns
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University football team’s coaching staff, with its decades of combined experience, has been around long enough to know that one of the best ways to motivate young men is to give them a goal and reward them for reaching it. With that, the idea of cranking up the team’s knockdowns was born.
Consumer Reports investigates whether pet insurance is worth the cost
October 13, 2010 in print edition on C4
Some people will do anything for their pets. But a majority of owners draw the line after spending $500 for veterinary care, according to a recent survey by the Associated Press and Petside, a pet-related website. As costs move closer to $1,000, fewer pet owners are likely to pay for care.
Playboy eldest son of North Korean leader raps succession plan
October 13, 2010 in print edition on C4
The casino-loving eldest son of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il — once tipped to succeed him before trying to sneak into Japan to go to Disneyland — says he opposes a hereditary transfer of power to his youngest half-brother.
Anonymous donor helps dying man make it back to Maine
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B10
A Kansas man who wanted to return to Maine to see his children before he dies has been helped by an anonymous donor, who provided a private plane and medical care for the flight.
Horoscope for October 13, 2010
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B9
This year, you have the opportunity to redesign certain elements of your life. This period could be connected to 28 years ago, if you are over 28. You might often feel tired, but that isn’t all that is going on with you. If you are single, you could be more demanding than in the past, tripping up any potential bond. Spring 2011 heralds new beginnings. If you are attached, the two of you will be more at odds than usual. Capricorn can be provocative.
100 years ago: Lawrence residents warned that well water may ‘bring sickness and death’
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
Well-water may be cooler than the city water and the old oaken bucket may sound poetic, but both are full of disease germs and their use may bring sickness and death. The university authorities have tested the city water again and again and have pronounced it pure and wholesome. It is the purest water that one can buy and it comes so cheap that no one need do without. The Lawrence Water Company charges a low rate for household use, or where meters are desired sells the water at the low price of $7.50 for 30,000 gallons, enough to last the ordinary family a year.
Words matter
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
Language is powerful. Words matter. Before 1973, it was illegal for a pregnant woman who was widowed by the untimely death of her husband or raped by a stranger or family member to obtain an abortion. No man can ever know how agonizing it must be to make such a decision.
Eudora school district seeks patron priorities
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
A community forum in Eudora on Tuesday night addressed budgetary concerns for its schools. The Eudora school district wanted to collect opinions from community members about what matters most to them in case further budget cuts become necessary.
Pump patrol
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations.
Library expansion is topic of chat
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence residents will decide the future of the Lawrence Public Library expansion proposal during November voting.
LHS soccer falls, 5-0
October 13, 2010
Lawrence High’s soccer team fell, 5-0, to Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday at the SM North District Stadium.
Family ties: Obama related to Limbaugh, Palin
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rush Limbaugh calls President Barack Obama “imam,” even though he knows the president isn’t a Muslim. Sarah Palin has openly doubted the president’s “cojones.”
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
After spending seven years in charge of strength and conditioning at Kansas University, former strength coach Chris Dawson will be stationed on the visitor’s sideline during Thursday night’s game.
Former sports agent Josh Luchs tells SI he paid college football players
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
A former sports agent tells Sports Illustrated he paid college football players early in his career, and several of them confirm it to the magazine.
Sooners traditionally tough after UT game
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
As much as Oklahoma’s championship chances can hinge on beating rival Texas, the Sooners always seem to be at their best just after the Red River Rivalry.
25 years ago: Representatives from France visit to discuss business relations, job creation
October 13, 2010
Representatives from the Champagne-Ardenne area of France were planning a visit to Kansas to promote business relations between the state and their region, possibly leading to new plants and new jobs being developed in Kansas.
40 years ago: More than 70 percent of apartment complexes found to have code violations
October 13, 2010
In recent fire safety inspections, over 70 per cent of local apartment complexes were discovered to have city building code violations. Of the 22 complexes investigated, only six were given a clean bill of health. Most of the violations involved unenclosed stairways in the buildings
Your favorite Halloween candy, as a cupcake
October 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
As one of Halloween’s most iconic candies, candy corn seemed worthy of a makeover.
Beyond teasing
The number of teen suicides linked to bullying demands that we rethink behavior that once was seen as a normal rite of passage.
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
Has bullying changed? Children and teens picking on their peers is nothing new. People of all ages can remember being the victim or the perpetrator of such abuse. It was hurtful, even cruel, but it happened.
NFL owners optimistic about collective bargaining agreement
CBA called ‘realistic objective’
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
For now, optimism is the approach for NFL owners in negotiations with the players on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Terrell Owens admits breaking NFL tweet policy
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
Terrell Owens acknowledged on Tuesday night that he violated the NFL’s rules against tweeting shortly before games by sending one out an hour before a loss to Tampa Bay. His defense? It was for a good cause.
Seabury volleyball 2-0 in Heritage triangular
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
Bishop Seabury Academy’s volleyball team went 2-0 on Tuesday at a triangular at Heritage Christian Academy.
Deportations don’t go far enough
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A9
I was preparing to applaud the Obama administration and specifically Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for announcing the deportation of a record number of criminal aliens last year. According to the Washington Times, “the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 392,862 aliens in fiscal year 2010, slightly less than a 1 percent increase over 2009 but short of the agency’s goal to remove 400,000 this year.”
Peace council wants gesture from U.S.
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
Releasing Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo Bay and scratching scores of others off the U.N. sanctions list would jump-start peace talks aimed at ending the 9-year-old war, members of Afghanistan’s new peace council said Tuesday.
Google to invest in offshore wind power project
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
Google and a handful of other companies are investing in a proposed $5 billion network of underwater transmission lines that could bring power from future offshore wind farms to customers along the East Coast.
Cafeterias to try lunch line psychology
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash only for desserts.
Alaska couple converts pickup into giant Radio Flyer wagon
October 13, 2010 in print edition on C4
Ever miss your childhood days riding around in a red wagon?
Overtesting found in terminal patients
October 13, 2010 in print edition on C4
If you knew you had one year to live, would you have medical tests you didn’t need?
People in the news
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B9
People in the news for October 13, 2010.
Lawrence to see smart meter installation in early 2011
October 13, 2010 in print edition on A7
Soon, your house may start e-mailing you.
NFL’s to review to-the-ground rule after Lions’ controversial season-opening loss
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
Calvin Johnson’s no-catch just might become a catch in the future.
Are Miami Heat pushing too hard?
October 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
How hard do you push? How much do you take the meaningless and make it far too meaningful?