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Campaign Notebook: Extent of voter fraud at center of secretary of state debate
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A1
The two candidates, engaged in a heated battle before Tuesday’s election, spoke before about 80 people at a forum hosted by the Kansas League of Women Voters.
Faith Forum: Do you believe in ghosts?
October 30, 2010 in print edition on D1
Do you believe in ghosts?
Veteran rookies: KU coaches well versed in transition years
October 30, 2010
Among them, the three most visible coaches on Kansas University’s football staff have experienced 17 seasons of first-year football during their time in the coaching profession.
Haskell women triumph
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C4
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team opened its season with a victory on Friday at the Santa Claran Classic. Haskell defeated University of the Southwest (Hobbs, N.M), 76-60.
Kansas soccer wins finale
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C4
Kortney Clifton scored two goals, and Kansas University’s soccer team won its final game of the season Friday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Veritas volleyball advances
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kristen Finger had 14 service points, including three aces, Teri Huslig had 11 service points and two aces, and Sarah McDermott had five kills and two blocks as Veritas Christian School opened the Kansas Christian Athletic Association state volleyball tournament with a sweep of Colby’s Heartland Christian School.
Resiliency rallying cry for Rangers
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C2
Derek Holland, sweet little 12-year-old-looking Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, had a couple of angry texts awaiting him after his Game 2 performance. “You bleep. Bleep you.” And many variations thereof, with the general theme being: “You lost us the World Series, jerk.” What is wrong with everybody? Holland is one of the nicest guys in the clubhouse and played a role in Texas playing Games 3, 4 and, possibly, 5 of the World Series at The Ballpark, and his friends dog-cuss him for a bad inning.
Third-quarter blitz marks end for Lions
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
Before walking into a final team meeting in the Lawrence High gymnasium, LHS football players peeled the red jerseys off their shoulder pads and deposited them in two black trash bags. Most already had tears in their eyes.
Firebird frenzy: Free State advances to playoffs with win
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
After a frenzied first half, the Free State and Lawrence High football teams trotted to the locker room, apparently in the midst of an epic regular-season finale. When both teams returned to the field, however, that feeling didn’t last long.
Notre Dame probe focuses on safety rules
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C2
The investigation into the death of a University of Notre Dame student killed in a tower collapse will determine whether the school violated workplace and industry safety rules when it allowed a student to go up in the lift during high winds, a state official said Friday.
Fans hope ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ boosts activism
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Organizers insist that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall today isn’t about politics.
3G towers let climbers tweet from Mount Everest
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Thanks to 3G towers newly installed near Mount Everest’s base camp, explorers can surf the Web, tweet and post Facebook updates without worrying that their signals will disappear into thin air.
Terror plot thwarted as explosives bound for U.S. seized from planes
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A2
Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.
Family of wounded Marine gets support
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
A south-central Kansas community is rallying to help the family of a Marine critically wounded in Afghanistan.
Report of abduction stems from confusion
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Police in Salina say a report of an attempted playground kidnapping apparently resulted from a misunderstanding.
Hours change at Just Food
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Just Food, the Douglas County food bank, is adjusting its hours starting Monday.
Topeka man in Stull fall identified
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 31-year-old Topeka man who fell off a roof near Stull is Toby Centlivre, said Rory Steele, a fellow co-worker for Warren Construction.
Man dies in fall from grain elevator
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 27-year-old man working for a Salina company has died after falling from a grain elevator in southwest Kansas.
New Jersey factory fears China will get Girl Scouts work
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A4
The owners of a family-run New Jersey factory that makes uniforms for the Girl Scouts of America said they may be forced to close or lay off workers if the organization takes its business to China.
Garden City shoe shiner shares love of job, conversation
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B2
Emilio Lopez, the owner of Botas Chihuahua has gained a captive audience while operating one of the few, if not only, shoe shine stands in Garden City.
Will the tea party deliver voters on Election Day?
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Come Tuesday, can the tea party deliver the votes to turn a campaign of fiery enthusiasm into actual members of Congress?
Obama rallies for loyalist as final campaign dash begins
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Fighting to the end, President Barack Obama on Friday devoted shrinking campaign time for one endangered Virginia Democrat, calling his bid a national test case of whether a person of integrity can win.
‘None of the above’ looms large in Nevada Senate race
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Choosing “none of the above,” the default option on quizzes, is looming as a potential factor in the dead-heat Nevada Senate race for voters who don’t like either Democrat Harry Reid or Republican Sharron Angle.
KU must be prepared for more athletic conference shifts
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Several months ago, there was great concern among Kansas University alumni and friends about the possible restructuring of the Big 12 athletic conference and how this might affect KU.
GOP Senate candidates big skeptics of climate change
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A3
Scientists say evidence from around the globe clearly shows that human activity is changing the climate. Conservative Republican candidates in U.S. Senate races nationwide, however, don’t agree.
Missouri sewer worker who was swept away improves at hospital
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Missouri man who was swept more than a mile through a sanitary sewer he was checking is improving at a Kansas city hospital.
Thieves leave mark on Wichita Halloween attraction
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday this week, someone tore down fences and barricades, damaged props and broke lights. KAKE-TV reported the thieves made off with a $7,000 replica machine gun. Total damage was put at roughly $12,000.
Inmates in Hutchinson process 7,000 mattresses for recycling
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B8
Some inmates at a Hutchinson prison might be losing some sleep as they try to keep up with a program to recycle mattresses.
Potter Lake dredging yields time capsule
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
Amid the goal post, chairs, bicycle and other items pulled from the bottom of Potter Lake during its recent dredging was something unexpected.
City commission agenda for November 2, 2010
Ban on oversized pedicabs downtown to be discussed
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B4
City commissioners may partially lift a prohibition on oversized pedicabs traveling on Massachusetts Street.
Kansas workers with disabilities make advancements
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report earlier this year that about 8 in 10 people with a disability are not in the labor force, compared with 3 in 10 of those without a disability. But more than 100 people with physical or mental disabilities are filling an assortment of jobs through programs in Wichita.
Astronauts: Asteroid threat calls for teamwork
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A5
Countries around the world must team up to help prevent an asteroid, or giant speeding rock, from slamming into Earth, scientists and former astronauts said Friday.
Pump patrol
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several stations.
Tsunami warning systems often ineffective
October 30, 2010 in print edition on D3
Costly warning systems installed across Asia since the deadly 2004 tsunami did nothing to save villagers on these remote Indonesian islands who saw homes and loved ones swept away by a giant wave this week.
Downtown gem
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Downtown Lawrence is in the top 10 best downtowns, and do I believe it! But unfortunately some people just don’t see it anymore.
Gate design
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Having just returned to England, I thought your readers might be interested to know about the design workshop run over the Oct. 9 weekend by Terrence Clark and myself at Walt Hull’s forge in Lawrence, to design decorative hand-forged entrance gates for the Black Jack Battlefield site near Baldwin City.
Team support
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
If you are a true Kansas University football fan, you should stay in the bleachers until the game is over instead of having an empty stadium. That is what Nebraska fans do even when they are losing.
100 years ago: Professor warns of dangers of divorce
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Predicting that before the end of the twentieth century one out of every two marriages will result in a divorce, Charles A. Ellwood, professor of sociology at the University of Missouri, predicts a tremendous upheaval in American unless something is done to preserve the family ties. ‘Free divorce,’ said Professor Ellwood, ‘is the same as free love. It is just “swapping of families,” and the free love advocates are much more dangerous to society than anarchists
Leader’s death may end an era in Argentina
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
The death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner will most likely make it difficult for current President Cristina Fernandez—his widow—to govern, and may speed up Argentina’s reluctant insertion into the global economy.
Iran says it is ready to restart nuclear talks
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
Iran offered on Friday to negotiate with six world powers about its disputed nuclear program in a new bid to end growing concern that it could be used to produce weapons.
Blindness doesn’t stop commentator from calling cricket games
October 30, 2010 in print edition on D3
When the ball hits the bat, the radio announcer exclaims that it’s sailing far.
Americans spending more but economy still sluggish
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
The last read on the economy before the midterm elections found Americans are spending a little more but not nearly enough to bring down high unemployment — one final bit of bad news for Democrats.
25 years ago: Drake Bakery changes hands
October 30, 2010
It was the end of an institution and the beginning of a new one in Lawrence. Joe Drake, part-owner of Drake Bakery and Snack Shop since 1946, sold the business to Nghia Nguyen, who had been operating the Little Dragon food stand at Eighth and Massachusetts since April. Drake’s father, Carl, had started the bakery in 1927. Mrs. Nguyen said that she would retain the Drake name and the Drake menu of homecooked breakfasts and lunches. She also planned to add Oriental food at lunch and dinner times.
40 years ago: No students injured in ‘small bomb’ explosion at LHS
October 30, 2010
No students were injured when a small explosion shattered a window in a Lawrence High School classroom during a morning class. The device involved, referred to by police as technically a “small bomb,” was described by a nearby student as sounding more like a large firecracker, possibly taped to the outside of the window.
U.S., Russian forces team up for Afghan drug bust
October 30, 2010 in print edition on A6
Russian counternarcotics agents teamed up with U.S. and Afghan forces in an unprecedented joint raid that destroyed nearly $56 million worth of heroin near the Pakistani border, officials said Friday.
Brazilian candidate’s key asset: a nod from current President Lula
October 30, 2010 in print edition on D3
Many of Brazil’s poorer voters credit President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with making their lives better.
Big 12 takes offensive: Five of top 18 offenses in country play in league
October 30, 2010
Offense remains the name of the game in the Big 12.
Club news
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B5
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Oct. 23 meeting with hosts John and Willi Stark.
Storms crippling aid to Indonesian islands
October 30, 2010 in print edition on D3
A group of private aid workers battled fierce swells and driving rain that kept most craft on shore Friday, managing to deliver food and other supplies to desperate survivors on the islands hardest hit by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.
Salina police: Man tried to take boy from playground
October 30, 2010
Salina police say a man tried to abduct a young boy from a school playground, but the boy was able to escape.
Retired chaplains warn against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal
October 30, 2010
Dozens of retired military chaplains say that serving both God and the U.S. armed forces will become impossible for chaplains whose faiths consider homosexuality a sin if the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is thrown out.
Long-range plan for troubled Topeka cemetery approved
October 30, 2010
A judge has approved a plan that will allow a financially troubled Topeka cemetery to continue operating.
Can Texas crash party?
Rangers happy to be back home
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C5
A half-hour after Jeff Francoeur hit an easy fly ball to end Game 2, a most curious sight began to unfold in front of the San Francisco dugout. General manager Brian Sabean and maybe 100 members of the Giants staff gathered on the grass Thursday night at AT&T Park, posing for a group picture around a huge trophy.
Tricks and treats with ghosts, werewolves and zombies on TV
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C7
Halloween falls on a weekend and programmers rejoice, offering two days of the spooky and the silly
Horoscope for Oct. 30
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C7
This year, you will be more involved with your image and community. Your work could flourish to unprecedented levels. If you are single, you probably will meet someone through work. Take your time getting to know each other. If you are attached, the two of you will be seen together much more. Leo often doesn’t hesitate to disagree with you. Careful — or it could become the War of the Worlds.
Know the foe: Iowa State Cyclones riding wave of euphoria
October 30, 2010
Since the inception of the Big 12 in 1996, Kansas University’s football team is a combined 2-20 against the University of Texas and Nebraska. What’s more, the Jayhawks haven’t beaten either program since 2007. Meanwhile, this week’s opponent, Iowa State — the Jayhawks will face ISU at 1 p.m. today at Jack Trice Stadium — has knocked off one of the conference powerhouses in back-to-back seasons.
4-H and FCE News
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B5
4-H and FCE news for the week of Oct. 30, 2010.
Prep Ben McLemore visiting Mizzou
October 30, 2010 in print edition on C1
Kansas University made its official recruiting pitch to basketball high school blue-chipper Ben McLemore at the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog. This weekend, Missouri takes it turn trying to impress the 6-foot-5, 185-pound senior shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.
Around and about
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B5
News from around and about for Oct. 30, 2010.
Today’s Big 12 games encapsulated
October 30, 2010
KU vs. ISU: head to head
October 30, 2010
Scouting news
October 30, 2010 in print edition on B5
Troop 53 held its fall Court of Honor Sept. 27 at Christ Community Church.