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Ladies' Night Out with Bill Self The day in photos, October 29, 2010
Which of Shakespeare's classics is your favorite?

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12:00 a.m.
Kathleen Morgan, development director for the Lawrence Public Library tries out one of 18 mini-golf course holes created and decorated by local businesses and organizations for the second annual Caddy Stacks fundraiser. The creative holes include Peanuts and Wizard of Oz themes, plus this one with giant rats created by Morgan and some of her friends. Fundraiser brings Halloween-themed mini-golf to Lawrence
October 27, 2010
The second annual Caddy Stacks fundraiser transforms the library into an 18-hole mini- golf course. Each hole is decorated by Lawrence businesses and organizations.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence Police and U.S Marshals, with help from Leavenworth County's bomb squad, investigated a home at 512 Locust in north Lawrence, where a man was arrested this morning. Investigators were processing the scene, and said a small explosive device and drug paraphernalia were found. A small robot was used to investigate the scene. Lawrence police search house in 500 block of Locust
2:07 p.m., October 28, 2010 Updated 4:43 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Officers from multiple agencies conducted an investigation Thursday at a home in the 500 block of Locust Street in North Lawrence after a man was arrested there on suspicion of absconding from his parole.
10:00 a.m.
A tour of Allen Fieldhouse during Ladies’ Night out with Bill Self included a stop at the players’ lounge. Marci Anderson, left, of Salina, and her daughter Susie Wilson, of Lawrence, checked out the recliners. The event was a benefit for Jayhawks for a Cure. Ladies’ Night Out with Bill Self’ fundraiser draws 400 to Allen Fieldhouse
October 28, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Elizabeth Keller stood up from the crowd of 400 women in Allen Fieldhouse Thursday night and asked the Kansas University men’s basketball team a question.
2:00 p.m.
A BNSF train moves past the Amtrak depot in this June 29, 2009, file photo. KDOT received an $87,563 grant to restore the aging building. $87,000 grant could help restore Lawrence’s train depot
October 28, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Department of Transportation received an $87,563 grant to finance the engineering and design services that are needed to restore the aging building that welcomes Amtrak passengers to Lawrence.

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Free State High School football team defeats Lawrence High, 42-20
Firebirds break 14-14 halftime tie, roll in final half
October 29, 2010
Free State earned a state playoff berth by downing LHS, 42-20, on Friday at LHS.
Kansas tax collections exceed estimates
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
For the third straight month, the state has collected more tax revenue than earlier projected, officials said Friday.
Lawrence attorney faces complaints about work; license temporarily suspended
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
A longtime Lawrence attorney’s license to practice law has been temporarily suspended, and he faces four complaints of professional misconduct.
Details revealed in $1.5 million Carnegie Library building renovation
$1.5 million project at Carnegie Library to highlight region’s role during Civil War
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Details on how city leaders hope to use the Carnegie Library building to lure Civil War tourists are emerging, as a $1.5 million renovation project is set to be done by year’s end.
Kansas settles securities case with Goldman Sachs
October 29, 2010
The Kansas Securities Commissioner says it has reached a settlement with investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Malott Hall reopens after chemical spill, evacuation
02:54 p.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 05:15 p.m. in print edition on B2
Kansas University’s Malott Hall reopened about 4:45 p.m. Friday, several hours after a chemical spill caused students and staff to evacuate the building.
Review: KU Theatre’s ‘Lobby Hero’ offers nuanced study about morals
October 29, 2010
Heroes stand divided in University Theatre’s “Lobby Hero,” an intensely personal and character-driven play about the thin line between right and wrong.
Douglas County fugitive taken into custody in Nebraska after low-speed chase
01:18 p.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 04:24 p.m. in print edition on A1
An inmate who didn’t return to the Douglas County Jail after being released over Christmas 2008 has been arrested near Lincoln, Neb.
Kansas state board of education candidates disagree on funding issues
October 29, 2010
Willie Dove said he continues to campaign as much as he can with the general election just days away.
Kansas secretary of state race turns on views of scattered voter issues
October 29, 2010
The race for Kansas secretary of state is part of a national debate.
Arts roundup: Karole Armitage returning to Lawrence; City Band Director Bob Foster honored
October 29, 2010
This week in arts: Karole Armitage returns for week of dance events; guest artists join KU jazz performers; KU’s Robert Foster honored; KU graduate wins essay contest.
Campaign Notebook: Nearly half of Kansas’ registered voters expected to participate in election
11:47 a.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 03:17 p.m. in print edition on A1
Turnout for the 2006 and 2002 midterm elections was 52 percent, and it was 50 percent in 1998, the office reported.
3 KU graduates make Forbes’ list of most powerful women in the world
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
Three Kansas University alumnae have been named to Forbes magazine’s list of the 25 most powerful women in the world.
KU chancellor to visit university leaders in South Korea
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is scheduled to visit South Korea next month to visit with university leaders there.
Official: US probes possible dry run for bomb plot
11:32 a.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 12:42 p.m.
The White House says President Barack Obama was notified about a potential terrorist threat after suspicious packages were discovered aboard two airplanes bound for the U.S.
Town Talk: Mass. Street pedicab changes; frozen yogurt at Sixth and Wakarusa; basketball parking warning; new homeless stats
October 29, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Plans for Free State High’s garden on hold until Lawrence school board gets more information
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Plans for a garden the size of a football field are on hold at Free State High School, as some members of the Lawrence school board question the project’s location, oversight, operational plans and financial arrangements.
Streets reopen on KU’s West Campus after gas line break near new pharmacy building
09:45 a.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 01:21 p.m. in print edition on B2
Emergency crews are on the scene of a gas line break near the new pharmacy building on KU’s West Campus.
Spring Hill High School football player dies after collapsing during game
Father says his son had a concussion in early October
09:07 a.m., October 29, 2010 Updated 12:49 p.m. in print edition on C2
A northeast Kansas high school senior who died Friday after collapsing during a football game had sustained a concussion during a recent football game, his father said.
Kansan named to National Association of State Boards of Education
October 29, 2010
A member of the Kansas State Board of Education has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education.
City looking for volunteers to help residents shovel snow this winter
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
Shine those snow shovels. With the memory of the 42 inches of snow that fell on Lawrence last winter, city leaders are getting an early jump on asking residents to volunteer for a program to shovel sidewalks for the elderly.
25 years ago: Parents concerned about potential LSD presence on stickers
October 29, 2010
As of this date in 1985, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 14,125 people had been diagnosed with AIDS. Half of those people had died, and one-third of all AIDS cases were in New York City.
40 years ago: Haskell forms speech and drama department
October 29, 2010
A speech and drama department was being formed within the General Education program at Haskell Indian Junior College. A total of 36 students were enrolled in the new department’s seven classes.
100 years ago: Vandalism, pranks and joy rides discouraged on Halloween
October 29, 2010
The ban is on some Hallowe’en stunts this year. The kids can have all the fun they want, they can have ghost scares, jack o-lantern parties, yell, run, wear false faces, and have a general hilarious time. But there must be no acts of vandalism.
Self: Kansas ‘fast’
Coach lauds team’s athleticism
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, sat in tall director’s chairs in the front of Kansas University’s Hadl Auditorium. They faced wave after wave of questioners during Thursday’s 90-minute Q-and-A portion of Self’s inaugural “Ladies Night Out.”
Pump patrol for Oct. 29, 2010
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at Presto, 1030 N. Third St.
Muslim source turned in subway terror suspect, officials say
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A8
The tip that led to the FBI’s subway bombing sting came from a source in the Muslim community: A Pakistani-born man from a middle-class suburb was trying to join a terrorist group, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
‘What Would You Do?’ returns for a full season on ABC
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B9
The “candid camera” ethics reality series “Primetime: What Would You Do?” (8 p.m., ABC) returns for a full season of new episodes.
‘Hawaii Five-O’ actor James MacArthur dies
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B9
Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played “Danno” in the original version of television’s “Hawaii Five-O,” died Thursday at age 72.
Horoscope for Oct. 29, 2010
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B9
This year, follow your knee-jerk response, and you’ll come out ahead. Creativity and imagination merge, especially as you learn to understand those in your day-to-day environment. If you are single, a foreigner could have a startling impact on your life. If you are attached, the two of you become closer through taking a seminar or workshop together. Cancer can draw you in quickly.
More Latinos in U.S. say they are victims of discrimination
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly two thirds of Latinos in the United States think they are being discriminated against, and a plurality believe the backlash over illegal immigration is the central driver of such bias.
Interest groups target state election races big and small
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
House and Senate candidates aren’t the only ones targeted by interest groups in this year’s campaign. While they have spent at least $185 million just since Labor Day to influence voters in close congressional races, outside money is pouring at similar rates into state elections for governors and down the ticket to city councils and even local sewage boards.
Free State kicker Moyer cheers, too
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Amanda Moyer — 5-foot-2, blonde, maybe 100 pounds in full pads — will handle the place-kicking duties for the Firebirds at 7 tonight against Lawrence High.
Lions’ linebacker Pederson plays large
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
It seems ridiculous on paper. Lawrence High’s Jon Pederson, listed at 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, will start at middle linebacker tonight against Free State.
NCAA will study summer recruiting changes
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Rather than banning summer recruiting just yet, the NCAA’s Board of Directors wants to take a longer look before making any changes.
OSU: No violations by Blackmon
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State officials have determined that star receiver Justin Blackmon did not break NCAA rules while attending a Dallas Cowboys game earlier this week.
Mizzou not charging fans
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
The University of Missouri says it won’t seek trespassing charges against 30 fans who were arrested for rushing onto the football field after Saturday’s big win over Oklahoma.
Notre Dame investigates death at practice
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
As the Notre Dame football team drilled on its practice field, Declan Sullivan stood high above the turf in a hydraulic lift, videotaping the session so players could get an aerial view of their performance. Suddenly, the wind, already whipping so much that Sullivan tweeted that it was “terrifying,” surged to 51 mph.
Giant party in McCovey Cove
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Things are a little crazy out here on the water to begin with, and then the water polo team shows up, dragging along a floating goal. Hey McHale, I think I found your navy.
Two players back for Lions
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B3
It’s the City Showdown, so you better believe that everyone who can possibly get on the field will try as hard as he can to do it.
Kansas football notebook: Oguntodu expected move to LB
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas University senior Olaitan Oguntodu had started KU’s first six football games at strong safety and was the team’s third-leading tackler. Prior to last week’s loss to Texas A&M, which dropped the Jayhawks to 2-5, Oguntodu was moved from safety to linebacker, where he played sparingly against the Aggies.
Hoffman, Baldwin upend Eudora
Bulldogs undefeated in districts
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Josh Hoffman had 18 carries for 140 yards as Baldwin beat Eudora in a clash of teams previously undefeated in Class 4A district football play.
Veritas football moves to 8-0
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
Veritas Christian School’s football team defeated Wichita Sunrise, 50-42, to finish an undefeated regular season on Thursday night at Veritas’ field.
N.C. State rallies past Florida State
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B7
Russell Wilson threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to George Bryan with 2:40 left to help North Carolina State rally from a big halftime deficit and beat No. 16 Florida State, 28-24, on Thursday night.
Report: Giants’ Guillen tied to drug probe
October 29, 2010
San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, left off the team’s postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported on its website Thursday.
Spiritual caretaker of Indonesian volcano dies
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A6
As Merapi began spewing 1,800-degree gases and thousands of panicked people streamed down the mountain’s slopes, Maridjan, the 83-year-old man entrusted to watch over the volcano’s spirits, refused to budge from his home deep in the evacuation zone, just four miles from the crater.
Only slight economic gains foreseen in 2011
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A6
The new Congress that begins in January will confront an economy and a job market that will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists that found them gloomier than they were three months ago.
Giants roll, 9-0, take 2-0 Series lead
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
For a team that barely made it to the playoffs, the San Francisco Giants are looking more and more like a baseball juggernaut.
Seven magic number at tonight’s LHS-FSHS football showdown
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Every coach heading into every rivalry game sounds pretty much the same. They talk about how each one on the schedule is important. They count the same in the standings. Meanwhile, in the stands the emotions run far deeper, tell a different story. This time, the coaches are right.
Indonesia disaster death toll nears 430
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A6
The death toll rose Friday to 393 as officials found more bodies, although hundreds of people remained missing. Harmensyah, head of the West Sumatra provincial disaster management center, said rescue teams “believe many, many of the bodies were swept to sea.”
Police capture suspect in series of fatal central Missouri shootings
October 29, 2010
A man already facing theft charges was captured Thursday as a suspect in a series of fatal central Missouri shootings that had prompted police to warn anyone associated with him to flee the area.
Fifth-grade girl suspended for bringing toy gun to Overland Park school
October 29, 2010 in print edition on B10
An 11-year-old suburban Kansas City girl who was playing with a toy gun on a school playground on a Sunday has been suspended from school for three months for violating the school district’s weapons policy.
Britain’s spy chief defends need for secrecy
October 29, 2010 in print edition on C8
Britain’s top spy came in from the cold of a crisp autumn morning Thursday to condemn torture, warn of nuclear proliferation and defend the shadowy world of covert intelligence-gathering as crucial to keeping the country “safe and secure.”
Net cost of college tuition and fees lower than in 2005, report finds
October 29, 2010 in print edition on C8
A new report from the College Board might prompt a different sort of sticker shock: The net price of college tuition and fees, after factoring in student aid and inflation, is actually lower now than five years ago.
Earth may not be so unique, census of planets reveals
October 29, 2010 in print edition on C8
Nearly one in four stars like the sun could be supporting Earth-size planets, according to the first-ever planets census of our celestial neighbors.
Keep looking
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
I am writing this letter to alert voters that whichever way they plan to vote on the library funding question, it may be hard to find the place on the ballot to do it.
Money in politics
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
If money is indeed the root of all evil, then one of its taproots must surely be traced to the American electoral process. In California, a candidate for governor has spent $120 million personally and the number may reach $200 million by Nov. 2. In Kansas one candidate for governor has spent over $2 million.
More input
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
Before you vote “yes” on the library proposal, please consider the following thoughts.
Valued resource
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
When my family moved to Lawrence in 1977, the recently completed public library was often referred to with civic pride as an illustration of the commitment and interest in education of this city of 40,000. Lawrence is now a city of approximately 90,000, and the proposal for an additional 20,000 square feet of library space will greatly enhance, improve and update this valued community resource.
Police audit
City officials should consider new ways to measure the performance of the Lawrence Police Department.
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
During the transition to a new permanent chief for the Lawrence Police Department is an ideal time for city officials to consider some of the oversight issues outlined this week by the city’s auditor.
Kansas man gets 5 years for setting fire in bedroom
October 29, 2010
The U.S. attorney’s office says a 28-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to five years in prison for arson.
Former Kearny County Sheriff’s deputy to stand trial for sexual exploitation of a child
October 29, 2010
A former Kearny County Sheriff’s deputy will stand trial on 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
Lawrence woman reports burglary, theft of toolbox, television
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 49-year-old Lawrence woman reported Tuesday the burglary and theft of a tool box and a television from the 700 block of Locust Street.
Tests warned of cement troubles before BP oil well blowout in Gulf
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used it anyway, investigators with the president’s oil spill commission said Thursday.
Political punishment coming on Nov. 2
October 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
In a radio interview that aired Monday on Univision, President Obama chided Latinos who “sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.’” Quite a uniter, urging Hispanics to exact political revenge on their enemies — presumably, for example, the near-60 percent of Americans who support the new Arizona immigration law.
Costumes on the cheap: Last-minute costumes made from household items
October 29, 2010
No costume? No problem.