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Two killed, four children injured in car accident near Nortonville
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Two people have been killed and four children were injured in a traffic accident in northeast Kansas.
OSHA faults Fort Riley for safety violations
October 16, 2010
Federal officials have cited Fort Riley’s public works department for several safety violations.
Amber Alert canceled, Dodge City teen missing since Friday found
01:25 p.m., October 16, 2010 Updated 02:26 p.m.
An Amber Alert has been canceled for a teenage girl from Dodge City who had been missing since Friday.
Arson suspected in fire at abandoned house in Lecompton
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
State fire marshal investigating Saturday morning’s blaze that destroyed vacant home.
Stephene Moore raises $450,000 over the last quarter
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
Democratic congressional candidate Stephene Moore’s campaign on Friday said it raised $450,000 in the last quarter.
Former dairy farm gets new lease on life through KU
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
When Cliff Chamney came into town from the country, he’d walk right into people’s homes and go right for the icebox.
Sale of Sunflower Broadband complete
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
After more than 40 years of family ownership, Sunflower Broadband has a new public parent.
Shelter receives $540K boost
With match, grant pushes fundraising for new home past the halfway point
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Plans to build a new homeless shelter on the eastern edge of Lawrence received a more than $500,000 boost on Friday.
Perry boosts Free State football, 35-21
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C1
Despite a few tough losses where some key elements were missing, Free State High’s football team didn’t forget its blueprint for success.
Official opening for practice fires up fans
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Wearing No. 32 on his back and a white headband on his head, Josh Selby, the nation’s No. 1-rated recruit, made his Allen Fieldhouse debut Friday during Late Night in the Phog.
Housing approval irks Palestinians
October 16, 2010 in print edition on D3
Israel has ended its unofficial building freeze in east Jerusalem, giving the green light for hundreds of new homes in Jewish neighborhoods of the traditionally Arab sector of the city — and dealing another potential blow to U.S.-led efforts to salvage peace negotiations.
Factory involved in toxic sludge restarts
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
Production restarted Friday at the metals plant whose broken reservoir unleashed a massive flood of caustic red sludge, even as villagers began returning to one of the affected towns in western Hungary despite warnings from environmentalists that it was too early and too dangerous to return.
Economy plan: short-term fix, long-term risk
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is balancing a short-term fix for the economy with a long-term gamble: His plan to buy Treasury bonds to fight high unemployment and super-low inflation now could ignite inflation later.
Lawrence soccer falls to SM South
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C5
The Lawrence High boys soccer team fell to Shawnee Mission South, 3-1, on Friday.
Free State, LHS tennis advance at 6A state
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C5
Free State High’s doubles tennis team of junior Caitlyn Tilden and freshman Libby Hillis went 2-1 on the first day of the Class 6A state tournament on Friday at Kossover Tennis Center.
Former Jayhawk Billy Thomas accepts high school coaching position
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C4
Former Kansas University guard Billy Thomas, who this past summer retired from professional basketball at the age of 34, has accepted the head boys basketball coaching position at The Barstow School in Kansas City, Mo., Thomas said on Friday.
Heat on mend
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C2
LeBron James was one of the last to leave the Miami Heat practice floor Friday, after a long free-throw-shooting contest with rookie Da’Sean Butler. That was the extent of James’ workout.
Charlotte chooses Collins over Crittenton
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C2
The Bobcats waived guard Javaris Crittenton on Friday, ending a short stay in Charlotte as he tries to return to the NBA from an ankle injury and a lengthy suspension for his role in the Gilbert Arenas gun flap. The Bobcats wanted to give more time to undrafted rookie Sherron Collins, who is in line for the No. 3 point-guard job behind starter D.J. Augustin and backup Shaun Livingston.
Keselowski races to 5th Nationwide win
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C2
There’s Brad Keselowski, and then there’s the rest of the field in this year’s Nationwide Series standings.
Politics trumps loyalty for desperate Dems
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
Grasping to keep control of Congress, Democratic leaders are turning their backs on some of their staunchest supporters in the House and propping up stronger candidates who have routinely defied them on health care, climate change and other major issues.
Court ruling or no, gay troops know not to tell
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
When word came down of a judge’s ruling that gays could serve openly in the military, an Air Force officer received joyous congratulations from a comrade. Realizing there was someone in the room who didn’t know his sexual orientation, the officer pretended it was a joke and laughed it off.
Around and about
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
News from around and about for October 16, 2010.
FCE news
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
FCE news for October 16, 2010.
Scouting news
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
Scouting news for October 16, 2010.
Club news
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B5
Club news for October 16, 2010.
Candidates to chat at LJWorld.com
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B3
In preparation for November’s general election, LJWorld.com will be hosting live chats with candidates for national and state offices next week.
Pump patrol
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations.
Fund set up for crash victim’s family
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Staff and residents at The Windsor of Lawrence have set up a memorial fund to help the family of Mary Paez, the 19-year-old Lawrence woman killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in southwestern Lawrence.
Football debacle may put focus on KU leadership issues
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Did Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder and his players do Kansas University a big favor by delivering an embarrassing and brutal beating on KU’s Memorial Stadium field Thursday evening?
New Fort Riley hospital to open in 2014
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B4
When a new hospital opens at Fort Riley in 2014, it will be capable of serving the entire active duty community, including family members, as well as retirees, a post official said Wednesday.
KU football offense going through difficult dry spell
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C4
The Kansas University football team’s defense might have surrendered 114 points during the past two games, but the offense is not free from blame when searching for answers for the Jayhawks’ recent struggles.
Doc versus the Freak: Phillies’ Halladay, Giants’ Lincecum to take mound for NLCS Game 1
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C3
Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum have little in common except performance on the mound.
KU soccer blanked by Texas Tech, 2-0
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C4
A pair of header shots in the first half doomed Kansas University’s soccer team in a 2-0 loss to Texas Tech on Friday at John Walker Stadium.
3 colonels receive Guard promotions
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Senate committee has approved three promotions for the Kansas National Guard put forth by Gov. Mark Parkinson.
One injured in Thursday night accident
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B2
One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening near Ninth and Alabama streets.
Party in the Phog: Self’s Vanilla Ice imitation highlights memorable Late Night
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C1
Dressed in gold from head to toe, Bill “Vanilla Ice” Self addressed 16,300 frenzied fans on Friday night.
Obesity care costs twice previous estimates
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity, according to new research that suggests the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact on medical spending as previously estimated.
Veritas routs Cair Paravel
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C5
Nathan Scott had 133 yards and four touchdowns on just four carries, and Preston Randall had two interceptions — one of which he returned 19 yards for a score — and five tackles as Veritas Christian School’s football team made short work of Topeka Cair Paravel, 50-0, on Friday.
Poll: Stewart more likable than Beck
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
In the right corner, Glenn Beck, the emcee of a “Restoring Honor” rally in September that he claims attracted 500,000 Tea Party supporters to Washington. In the left, Jon Stewart, the faux anchorman who plans to host a “Rally to Restore Sanity” in the capital this month.
Explosion in mine kills at least 20
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
An explosion in a Chinese coal mine killed 20 and trapped 17 workers underground today in the country’s central region, a national work safety official said.
Gates: WikiLeaks damage limited
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
No U.S. intelligence sources or practices were compromised by the posting of secret Afghan war logs by the WikiLeaks website, the Pentagon has concluded, but the military thinks the leaks could still cause significant damage to U.S. security interests.
Lawrence High football outmatched by O-North, 41-3
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High’s football team still wears red jerseys at home. Sophomore Brad Strauss is still the quarterback. Dirk Wedd is still the coach.
Treasury delays currency report
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages until after upcoming meetings with world leaders next month.
Soldier deleted Fort Hood videos
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A2
A soldier who recorded the terror of last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.
Grant funds new low-cost housing
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
A $10 million federal grant will allow Topeka to build its first new public housing project in years.
Mo. city lifts ban on funeral protests
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
A St. Louis suburb has lifted its ban on protests near funerals.
Amtrak extension faces funding woes
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B8
Officials looking into extending Amtrak passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to Kansas say money is the biggest obstacle.
Countrywide CEO settles with SEC
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
Countrywide Financial Corp. co-founder Angelo Mozilo has agreed to a $67.5 million settlement to avoid trial on civil fraud and insider trading charges that alleged he profited from doling out risky mortgages while misleading investors about the risks.
U.S. budget deficit hits $1.3 trillion
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
The Obama administration said Friday the federal deficit hit a near-record $1.3 trillion for the just-completed budget year.
100 years ago: Lutheran minister expelled after starting relationships with female congregants
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
George Draper, 50 years old, attempted to commit suicide Saturday evening by drowning himself.
Petraeus: NATO facilitated Taliban movement
October 16, 2010 in print edition on D3
Commanding Gen. David Petraeus confirmed Friday that coalition forces have allowed Taliban representatives to travel to Kabul for peace discussions with the Afghan government, but a Taliban spokesman said all such talk is only propaganda, designed to lower the morale of the movement’s fighters.
Vikings list Favre as questionable for Sunday
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C2
With an NFL-record streak of 289 regular-season starts on the line, Brett Favre is listed as questionable for Minnesota’s game Sunday against Dallas.
25 years ago: Neighborhood residents win fight against developer
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Lawrence was enjoying an especially colorful autumn in 1985.
Karzia contact with Taliban is encouraging
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
Confirmation from Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai that his government has been having “unofficial” contacts with the Taliban is encouraging. Dialogue with the Taliban has to happen. Without it, the country has no chance of peace. Despite the presence of 150,000 foreign troops in the country, this has been its bloodiest year since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. The insurgency is growing in strength — and as it grows, the determination of NATO countries to keep their forces in Afghanistan ebbs.
Low-income students perform well at affluent schools
October 16, 2010 in print edition on D3
Low-income students performed better when they attended affluent elementary schools instead of ones with higher concentrations of poverty, according to a new study that suggests economic integration is a powerful but neglected school-reform tool.
Pastor won car for not burning Quran
October 16, 2010 in print edition on D3
Car dealer Brad Benson made the pitch to Florida pastor Terry Jones in one of his quirky radio ads: If you don’t burn a Quran, I’ll give you a new car.
‘Block Party’ turns homes into spooky monstrosities
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B7
Sabrina Soto hosts “Halloween Block Party” (7 p.m., today, HGTV). Professional designers help three families decorate their homes for the trick-or-treat holiday, complete with scary themes, gourmet treats and something HGTV is calling “tablescapes.”
Horoscope for October 16, 2010
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you make a big difference wherever you go. Stay focused on the creative process. Through your ingenuity is where success lies. Drop the word “no” from your vocabulary, and open up to the possibilities. If you are single, an entourage of admirers surrounds you. Have fun with the dating game! If you are attached, you both suddenly start acting like new lovers! Aquarius is always refreshing.
Social Security to remain flat, government says
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
Another year without an increase in Social Security retirement and disability benefits is creating a political backlash that has President Barack Obama and Democrats pushing to give a $250 bonus to each of the program’s 58 million recipients.
40 years ago: Board of Regents expresses regret at plane crash that killed 30 from Wichita State
October 16, 2010
At a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents, the board members adopted a resolution expressing their sorrow and regret about the Oct. 2 airplane crash that took the lives of 30 people affiliated with Wichita State University.
Unions making election push
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
Aaron Jones has heard the frustrations as he goes door-to-door among union households — the economy remains poor; issues important to workers are stalled in Congress; Republicans seem more energized this election.
Tea party still around and going strong
October 16, 2010 in print edition on D3
Doubters who thought the tea party would fade away can forget it. More than 70 of its favored candidates are on Nov. 2 ballots, and nearly three dozen are locked in competitive House races, according to a state-by-state analysis by The Associated Press.
Nobel choice sends message to Chinese
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Nobel Peace Prize’s excellent decision to give this year’s award to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has already had an electrifying effect.
Boeing asks for media contacts from former workers in whistle-blower case
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Boeing Co. has asked a federal judge to force former workers who alleged in a lawsuit that the company’s planes were unsafe to produce all their communications with journalists, particularly recent contacts with Arabic television station Al-Jazeera.
Miners not discussing details of ordeal
Chileans want to split earnings
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A5
The first rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their media stardom.
A.G. vows to enforce federal marijuana laws
October 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
Kaws rally past Tongie
Perry overcomes 21-point deficit
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C5
Tonganoxie High’s inability to stop the run kept the Chieftains from opening district football play with a victory Friday.
Aishah Sutherland impresses in Late Night women’s scrimmage
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C4
Tory Verdi isn’t taking it easy on Aishah Sutherland.
World Company names new COO
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B1
Suzanne Schlicht is the new chief operating officer of The World Company.
Yankees rally to win ALCS Game 1
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C3
New York Yankees are already making it look like the 1990s all over again for Texas.
Late Night musings
October 16, 2010 in print edition on C1
Late Night impressions from courtside while escaping for a few hours from the state of the other sport:
People in the news
October 16, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for October 16, 2010.