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Archive for Saturday, October 23, 2010

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12:00 a.m.

Celia Smith, a Lawrence artist, will have her studio as a stop on this year’s Lawrence Art Walk. Her studio is at 907 W. 27th Terrace. Artists open their doors for 2010 Lawrence ArtWalk
October 21, 2010
More than 50 area artists will open up their doors to residents this weekend as part of the 16th annual Lawrence ArtWalk. Instead of viewing work in galleries and shows, the public will have the chance to visit the homes and studios of local artists, where the creative process actually takes place.
6:00 a.m.
The MagnaGro production plant at 600 E. 22nd St. was declared “unfit for human occupancy" on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. City officials condemned the building and said operations won't be allowed to resume at the facility. EPA issues civil complaint and compliance order against MagnaGro
October 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
MagnaGro continues to draw the ire of governmental agencies. On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a civil complaint and compliance order against the agriculture fertilizer company for failing to tell the federal agency what hazardous wastes are on site.
10:00 a.m.
The Jayhawk Band rocks Massachusetts Street during a pep rally Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, for Kansas University's homecoming game this Saturday against Texas A&M. Kansas Athletics, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and several other groups were involved in the rally on the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street. It’s a new song for Kansas Jayhawk fans; winner of alumni association contest includes all remaining conference schools
October 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Out with the Cornhuskers, and in with the Longhorns. More than 50 years since it was last revised, Kansas University’s fight song has been tweaked, adding new Big 12 Conference opponents and taking out references to departing conference brethren Colorado and Nebraska.
2:00 p.m.
St. Lukes AME Church, 900 New York, has gone through a restoration process that included newly finished pine floors. Historic Lawrence church being restored to former glory
October 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
$10,000. That’s how much money it took to build the church at Ninth and New York streets in 1910. It was a red brick Gothic-style building, a new home for one of the oldest black congregations in the state. Pressed tin tiles graced the vaulted ceilings of St.

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Hot-button issues becoming focus of secretary of state race
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Illegal immigration, voter fraud and birthright citizenship are becoming dominant issues in the secretary of state race.
Local artists open homes, studios to public for Lawrence ArtWalk
October 23, 2010
Residents are able to see artists and their artwork in a “natural environment” for the art event.
Volunteers share Halloween thrills, help with hands-on projects for Make a Difference Day
October 23, 2010
Stepping Stones Childcare was transformed into a haunted house for the national service day. Volunteers also helped with outdoor clean-up and maintenance
Emporia police find mother of baby left in trash bin
October 23, 2010
Emporia police say they’ve found the mother of a newborn who was left in a trash bin soon after birth.
Former assistant Roberts returns for KU clinic
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
Bill Self turned to one of his best buddies to serve as featured speaker at Friday’s Kansas University Basketball Coaches Clinic in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU celebrates Pharmacy School’s 125th anniversary with new building
October 23, 2010
Kansas University celebrated its School of Pharmacy’s 125th anniversary with speakers, a reception and a brand new building that will take the school to its next birthday and beyond.
Number of diabetic Americans could triple
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050, federal officials announced Friday in a dramatic new projection that represents a threefold increase.
Obama asks voters to stick with Democrats
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Control of Congress at stake on Nov. 2, President Barack Obama appealed to voters Friday to stick with Democrats although times are tough and the electricity of his presidential campaign can seem like a faded memory.
Similar struggles: A&M, Kansas flounder along with QBs
October 23, 2010
Kansas University’s Jordan Webb and Texas A&M’s Jerrod Johnson are different in just about every way imaginable. However, when Webb’s Jayhawks and Johnson’s Aggies face off at 6 tonight at Memorial Stadium, the two quarterbacks have one thing in common: Both are struggling.
Baldwin, Eudora roll in districts
BHS routs SF Trail, EHS blanks Ottawa to set up Thursday showdown
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C6
Baldwin High wasted no time in hammering Santa Fe Trail in a Class 4A district football game Friday night. The Bulldogs rolled to a 53-14 victory to improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in districts to set up a showdown with rival Eudora on Thursday at EHS.
Hamilton wins MVP
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C5
Josh Hamilton had spooked the Yankees so much by Game 6, they threw the ball to the backstop when trying to issue him an intentional walk.
Phillies’ Oswalt gets another chance
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C5
Roy Oswalt is right at home — pitching as a starter in a ballpark where he’s never lost.
After hearing boos, No. 22 Texas returns to cheers
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C4
The last time Texas played at home, the Longhorns heard a rare chorus of boos during a humiliating loss to UCLA.
Huskers hoping to bounce back today at Oklahoma State
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C4
No. 14 Nebraska dropped the ball on its chance to stay undefeated. No one knows that feeling more than Niles Paul.
Undefeated Mizzou, OU to meet in crucial clash
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C4
Among the items adorning a wall-length mural in Missouri’s meeting room is a November 2007 Sports Illustrated cover trumpeting the football team’s brief stay at No. 1.
Kansas doubles teams victorious at home
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C3
Both of Kansas University’s doubles teams won their matches Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
Kansas soccer team falls to Nebraska
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s soccer team fell to Nebraska, 2-1, on Friday at Nebraska Soccer Field.
LHS, Free State volleyball to play in sub-state
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s volleyball team will be the No. 3 seed, while Free State High will be the No. 4 seed when both teams play today in the Class 6A sub-state tournament at LHS.
Slippery court cancels Magic-Heat game
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C2
Slippery court conditions forced the cancellation of Friday night’s preseason finale between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, after arena officials said an oil-based cleaning solution was mistakenly applied.
Texas A&M football can’t be sure of anything… even beating KU
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C2
As unlikely as it seems, Texas A&M will be facing a team with more troubles than its own today.
Pearl knew hosting recruits was violation
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said details of NCAA violations made public in a letter released Friday were not new to him or investigators.
Tulsa athletic director a candidate for KU
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham has emerged as a strong candidate for the vacancy at Kansas University, according to sources.
Rangers advance to World Series
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
Nelson Cruz rocketed a drive deep into the Texas night, and soon it was time for the Rangers to go really wild — and straight to their first World Series. The celebration was a half-century in the making.
Lions fall short: LHS fails to score on fourth-and-goal on 1-yard line
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C1
Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd thinks quarterback Brad Strauss is a special talent, so he keeps the ball in his hands whenever possible. Wedd said it’s easy to forget that Strauss is just a sophomore. He was reminded at an inconvenient time in the Lions’ 17-16 loss to Olathe Northwest on Friday at the College Boulevard Activity Center.
WikiLeaks reports: U.S. did not investigate many Iraq abuses
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. forces often failed to follow up on credible evidence that Iraqi forces mistreated, tortured and killed their captives in the battle against a violent insurgency, according to accounts contained in what was purportedly the largest leak of secret information in U.S. history.
Kemp gives MU a deep threat
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C4
Missouri’s offense, in the first five games this season, was decidedly two-dimensional. If quarterback Blaine Gabbert wasn’t passing the ball to T.J. Moe, he was passing the ball to Michael Egnew.
Hawker Beechcraft releases layoff details
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
Aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft unveiled more details Friday on a series of layoffs announced earlier, disclosed a commitment by its top officials to reduce their own base pay by 10 percent and detailed other cost-cutting measures.
Pakistan struggles to hold gains against Taliban
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
For Pakistan’s army, ejecting militants from safe havens near the Afghan border has proven to be the easy part. The problems come later: The guerrillas creep back and carry out attacks. Civilians never return.
NPR gets earful from listeners on Williams firing
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
NPR and its public radio stations around the country got an earful from listeners and angry citizens in the middle of pledge season Friday over its firing of commentator Juan Williams, receiving thousands of complaints and scattered threats to withhold donations.
French Senate passes pension overhaul
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
Under pressure from the government, the French Senate voted Friday to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, a victory for President Nicolas Sarkozy after days of street rage, acrimonious debate and strikes that dried up the supply of gasoline across the country.
Recital set for Sunday
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers Association will present two recitals, free and open to the public, Sunday.
Health insurers ditch Dems, back GOP
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they’re backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations. They may get more than they’re wishing for.
Favre investigation still ongoing
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C6
The NFL still is investigating allegations that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent lewd photos and inappropriate text messages to a New York Jets game hostess two years ago, with the door open to a conversation between the woman and league officials.
City commission agenda for October 26, 2010
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B4
Fire, building, plumbing and other trade codes will be considered at Tuesday’s meeting.
NFL levies dozen more fines
One-week total hits 15 as crackdown on violent hits continues
October 23, 2010 in print edition on C6
The NFL fined 12 more players Friday, mostly for unnecessary roughness in games last weekend, sending another strong message that violent conduct wouldn’t be tolerated.
Kansas governor endorses Goyle in House race
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has endorsed fellow Democrat Raj Goyle in the state’s 4th Congressional District race.
More working families getting government food aid
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D3
Lillie Gonzales does whatever it takes to provide for three ravenous sons who live under her roof. She grows her own vegetables at home on Kauai, runs her own small business and, like a record 42 million other Americans, she relies on food stamps.
Hawaii birds confuse Friday night lights with moon
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D3
The tradition of Friday night football on the island of Kauai has been disrupted by an unusual culprit: Young seabirds migrating to the ocean mistake stadium lights for the moon and stars, causing them to become disoriented, drop from the sky and fall prey to cats.
Nebraska lands biofuels center
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
A federal research center focused on biofuels will be located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Woman pleads no contest to counterfeiting money, checks, driver’s licenses
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
A central Kansas woman has pleaded no contest to 22 charges of making counterfeit money, checks and driver’s licenses.
HIV-positive airman to be court-martialed on sex charges
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas airman accused of having unprotected sex without telling his partners he was HIV-positive will face a general court martial, the Air Force said Friday.
Student athletes should make most of education opportunity
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
While winning a football or basketball game probably is the No. 1 priority for major college players, in the long run, the most important goal for the athletes should be to take advantage of the very special athletic scholarships that provide so many fringe benefits that average students don’t receive.
Gulf corals in oil spill zone appear healthy
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D3
Just 20 miles north of where BP’s blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate deepwater habitats.
Club News
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
University Bridge Club announces results of its Oct. 16 meeting with hosts Rhetta Jo Noever and Bonnie Haney.
Around and About
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
The class of Lawrence High School 1960 will celebrate its 50th reunion Saturday.
Scouting News
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
Twenty-nine Scouts and eight leaders from Troop 53 of Lawrence joined more than 11,000 others from the Heart of America Council for the Centennial Campout Sept. 24-26 at Camp Naish in Bonner Springs.
100 years ago: Telephone operators distressed over disturbance
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Some of the girls who are employed in the Home Telephone office have felt quite grieved over the report in Friday’s paper of the arrest of some drunken students who came to the central office with the professed intention of taking some of the girls home believing it to be a reflection upon them.
A piece of the pie
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
I just read Scott Rothschild’s article on stimulus spending. What a one-sided liberal position on the front page two weeks before the midterm election. Of course our Republican congressional delegation opposed the trillion-dollar mammoth of a liberal social spending bill. They put up the good fight, but lost to Obama and his fellow Democrats as they shoved the stimulus bill down our throat.
Disappointed fan
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
It is hard to be a Jayhawk fan given this year’s experience. The only game I attended was the NDSU game, which I left with 12 minutes to go because the final score did not matter. There was nothing entertaining about the game, so I felt it was better to beat the traffic to get to my hotel room, the only hotel room I will rent in Lawrence this season.
Keys, computer stolen from Potwin Post Office
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Burglars have struck a post office in a south-central Kansas for the second time in a year.
40 years ago: Chi Omega fountain filled with pumpkins
October 23, 2010
Kansas University grounds crews were busily bobbing for pumpkins on campus. As an apparent early-Halloween prank, some unknown persons had filled the Chi Omega fountain with the big orange gourds.
OK Go turns 12 dogs and a goat into stars
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D8
OK Go has gone and done it: turned the band’s “White Knuckles” video into a dog fest of a YouTube sensation with a little help from a goat.
25 years ago: 23-year-old arrested for selling counterfeit KU season tickets
October 23, 2010
Kansas University police had arrested a 23-year-old student for selling counterfeit season tickets for KU basketball. The bona fide tickets were printed with built-in security measures, but police believed that up to 15 to 20 bogus season tickets had been sold at prices from $37.50 up.
World currencies take center stage as G-20 gets under way
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D8
The U.S. pressed emerging nations to set targets to reduce their vast trade surpluses with the West.
OU, OSU, Mizzou lead Big 12 at mid-point
October 23, 2010
Halfway through the final season of the Big 12 as we know it, there are only three undefeated teams left — and that will be reduced by this weekend, maybe to only one.
KU vs. A&M: head to head
October 23, 2010
Week 7 Injury Report
October 23, 2010
A couple of Jayhawks, senior safety, Phillip Strozier, who missed the Kansas State game, and wide receiver Christian Matthews, are listed as questionable heading into today’s homecoming showdown with Texas A&M.
Stay positive
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
I am so amazed how the media at any given time tries to think for us. My latest case in point is the Oct. 19 article written by J-W sports editor Tom Keegan. His bold and calculating comments about Turner Gill and his coaching ability were totally off the mark and way premature. More specifically his characterization of Gill being “overmatched as he thus far appears.” Tom has a short memory in that it was not too long ago a coach came to KU with no head coaching experience and made KU an exciting team to watch.
Know the foe: No kidding — Joker serious for Ags
October 23, 2010
Texas A&M senior Von Miller, a preseason pick for the Big 12’s co-defensive player of the year award, plays a position that has one of the most misleading titles in the game today.
Shannen Doherty’s ‘Big One’ and the return of Sherlock Holmes
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Shannen Doherty, the Elizabeth Taylor of early ’90s television, returns to basic cable in “Growing the Big One” (8 p.m., Saturday, Hallmark).
Faith Forum: What’s the difference between conviction and condemnation?
October 23, 2010
The Faith Forum asks: What’s the difference between conviction and condemnation?
Rollover accident near Hutchinson leaves thousands of boxes of sugar on U.S. 50, driver arrested
October 23, 2010
It was not sweet when an accident left thousands of boxes of sugar on a Kansas highway.
Midwest survey suggests growing economic optimism
October 23, 2010
Rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states are more optimistic about the regional economy, but a new survey released Friday suggests business remains weak in many areas.
Obama plays a role in West Virginia race
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state by seceding from some secessionists: 50 counties, with few slaves, left Virginia, almost all of which have seams of coal. Barack Obama has a remarkable hostility to coal. For example, in 2008 he said: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
Man with high-tech robotic arm dies after crash
October 23, 2010 in print edition on D3
In the five years since losing both arms in an accident, Christian Kandlbauer had regained much of his cherished independence thanks to a high-tech, mind-controlled robotic limb. He even got a driver’s license. Now the 22-year-old has died of injuries suffered when the car he was driving veered off the road and struck a tree.
Horoscope for Oct. 23
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you will roar, as you seem energized and close to unstoppable late spring. Opportunities come through others. Remain open, and discharge negativity. If you are single, you draw others like honey attracts bees. Carefully pick your suitor. If you are attached, look to your daydreams for answers and goals. Taurus often seems a little too “apple pie” for your taste.
The story behind ‘The Jayhawk Song’
October 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
George “Dumpy” Bowles isn’t the only one who can scratch out odes to Kansas University.
Today’s Big 12 games encapsulated
October 23, 2010
Judge orders Lohan to remain in rehab
October 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
New year, new Lindsay Lohan?