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Archive for Sunday, October 31, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
From left, Kansas University graduates Kathleen Sebelius, Cynthia Carroll and Sheila Bair were named to Forbes' list of the most powerful women in the world. 3 KU graduates make Forbes’ list of most powerful women in the world
October 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Three Kansas University alumnae have been named to Forbes magazine’s list of the 25 most powerful women in the world.
6:00 a.m.
Iowa State defensive end Jacob Lattimer pressures Kansas quarterback Quinn Mecham during the third quarter Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Jack Trice Stadium. Mecham should start at quarterback again
October 31, 2010 in print edition on 1C
The coaches simplified the offense, running the ball up the middle to open up the pass for the quarterback making his first start, and it largely worked.
10:00 a.m.
Scenes from Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., from left: Waverunners Club at the library offers children from ages 7 to 11 to learn about artwork from the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University; the computer lab area located downstairs at the library contains 50 computers, and patrons are limited to two one-hour sessions per day; Seth Outcalt, of Lawrence, scans some books he was checking out using the library’s express checkout counters in this Journal-World file photo. Have questions about the proposed Lawrence Public Library expansion? Read this before you vote
October 31, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to approve an $18 million bond issue to expand the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. In the meantime, here are answers to some smaller questions that have come up during the nearly three-month library campaign.
6:00 p.m.
Paul Meier, KU theater professor and dialect expert, right, directs actors in rehearsal for the production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The play will be spoken in “original pronunciation,” which is what the play would have sounded like performed in Shakespeare’s day. It will be the first full-length Shakespeare production completely in original pronunciation in North America. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 19-20 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21 in Crafton-Preyer Theatre in KU’s Murphy Hall. KU production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to feature original dialect
October 31, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Those putting on the upcoming production of the Shakespeare play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Kansas University will be speaking using a dialect that’s rarely been heard in the last 400 years.

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Broken Arrow contest aims to prevent bullying
October 31, 2010
As tragedies spurred by bullying make headlines across the nation, one Lawrence school’s contest aims to stop the problem before it starts.
Kids Voting teaches Lawrence youths about democratic process
October 31, 2010
When you head to the polls Tuesday, don’t forget to bring your children as they, too, will be able to voice their unofficial opinion regarding who should hold various county, state and federal offices.
Missouri student killed, 4 injured in ATV accident
October 31, 2010
A Kansas City high school student was killed and four others were injured in an ATV accident in eastern Kansas.
Crash kills 2 in Kansas City
October 31, 2010
A speeding vehicle spun out of control and hit a tree in Kansas City, killing two men in the vehicle.
Kansas man convicted in Salina murder
October 31, 2010
Sentencing is scheduled for December for a man convicted in the deaths of two men last year in Salina.
2 Pomona men taken to hospital after accident near Ottawa
October 31, 2010
Pomona men taken to hospital after accident near Ottawa
Man taken to hospital after motorcycle accident near Nortonville
October 31, 2010
Man taken to hospital after motorcycle accident near Nortonville.
Villains can serve useful role
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
In June of 1963, after a tumultuous spring of demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala., John F. Kennedy said an odd thing. In a meeting at the White House, the president told civil rights leaders they ought not be too hard on Bull Connor. Connor, he said with a grin, “has done as much for civil rights as Abraham Lincoln.”
LifeStar helicopter transports Lawrence woman to KC hospital following incident near Redbud Lane
03:01 a.m., October 31, 2010 Updated 05:41 p.m.
A Lawrence woman was transported to a Kansas City area hospital Sunday morning following an incident near Redbud Lane.
Behind the Lens: Take great holiday photos
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D1
As spooks and goblins assemble for All Hallow’s Eve today, a season of holidays and the gathering of family and friends begin.
Mecham should start at quarterback again
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C1
The coaches simplified the offense, running the ball up the middle to open up the pass for the quarterback making his first start, and it largely worked.
Halfway decent: Bad half dooms Kansas
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C1
In every way but the final score, Kansas University’s football team competed during its 28-16 loss to Iowa State on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C5
For the second week in a row, Kansas University’s defense showed significant improvement in getting pressure on the opponent’s quarterback.
Hurry-up offense wears KU out
Fit Cyclones’ mantra: ‘Let them be the weak team’
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C4
Iowa State center Alex Alvarez could sense that his team’s hurry-up offense was tiring Kansas University’s defenders in the third quarter of the Cyclones’ 28-16 victory Saturday.
Oklahoma State topples K-State
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C6
With a defensive touchdown and a big sigh of relief, No. 20 Oklahoma State got through a game without Justin Blackmon.
Baker football wins in overtime, 12-9
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C3
Baker’s football team defeated William Jewell, 12-9, in overtime on Saturday.
KU volleyball sweeps Texas Tech
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C3
Behind a strong offensive performance from seniors Karina Garlington and Jenna Kaiser, Kansas University’s volleyball team swept Texas Tech, 25-13, 28-26, 25-17, on Saturday night at Horejsi Center.
Seabury girls cross country team fourth at state
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Seabury girls cross country team finished fourth at the Class 1A state meet Saturday.
Kansas relying on young players
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C3
How successful the Kansas University women’s basketball team can be this season will depend largely on the team’s core of young talent.
Veritas volleyball wins first state title
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C3
Veritas Christian’s volleyball team played in a 21⁄2-hour match Saturday for the rights to the Kansas Christian Athletic Association state championship. It was exhausting, but well worth it.
Montoya wins pole at Talladega
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C2
Juan Pablo Montoya grabbed a sliver of the spotlight focused on the three championship contending drivers by winning the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.
Bills’ Gailey: No hard feelings toward Chiefs’ Haley
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C2
Last time Todd Haley and Chan Gailey were together, somebody got fired. This time, somebody will get beat.
N.D. coach: My decision to have practice outdoors
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C2
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Saturday it was his decision to hold practice outdoors on a windy day when a student videographer died after the lift he was in fell over.
Fast finish sparks LHS boys to third at state CC
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C1
Zach Andregg finished 18th in the Class 6A boys race (16:34:60), not quite fast enough to catch Free State’s Kain Anderson (10th place, 16:26:40) or FSHS senior Logan Sloan (15th place, 16:29:40). Collectively, though, the Lions showed their strength down the stretch to earn a third-place team finish at the 2010 Cross Country State Championship on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
Kansas town dwindling down to almost nothing
October 31, 2010
Those taking U.S. 183 to the Oklahoma border will find Sitka, Kan., a small pit stop in southern Clark County. It seems the town, once a center of commerce, has quietly slipped away.
Dems split over Obama nomination in 2012
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A2
Democratic voters are closely divided over whether President Barack Obama should be challenged within the party for a second term in 2012, an Associated Press-Knowledge Networks Poll finds.
FHSU collecting camping gear to lend
October 31, 2010
Students at Fort Hays State University have been collecting camping equipment in order to set up a site where people can borrow camping gear, particularly families of Boy Scouts.
Immediate effect of pot measure up in the air
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E3
Imagine it’s the day after the election, and California awakes to a brave new state where marijuana is the same as alcohol, at least legally. Does that mean anyone over 21 can head to the nearest medical marijuana club and buy pot for personal pleasure? Will police set up sobriety checkpoints to snare stoned drivers? Can Giants fans step outside a sports bar for a quick sidewalk toke or nibble on cannabis-infused cocktail munchies?
Desegregation offers lessons for gay troops debate
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E3
The stories of black veterans who served among the military’s first desegregated units during the Korean conflict may bear lessons at a time when Americans are debating an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
At least 14 massacred on football field
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A5
A carful of attackers armed with assault rifles drove up to a football field in a poor Honduran neighborhood Saturday and opened fire, killing at least 14 people.
India: Land of many cell phones, fewer toilets
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar has no clean water for its shacks made of ripped tarp and bamboo. No garbage pickup along the rocky, pocked earth that serves as a road. No power except from haphazard cables strung overhead illegally. And not a single toilet or latrine for its 10,000 people. Yet nearly every destitute family in the slum has a cell phone. Some have three.
2 Tulsa men sentenced in stock manipulation scheme
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B8
Two Tulsa men received prison sentences for their roles in what prosecutors called a $43 million pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme.
‘Sanity’ rally draws laughs, activism
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A3
In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers.
Former Jayhawk Miles to attend Reno training camp
October 31, 2010
Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles will attend training camp of the Reno (Nev.) Bighorns of the NBA Development League, team officials announced Saturday night.Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles will attend training camp of the Reno (Nev.) Bighorns of the NBA Development League, team officials announced Saturday night.
Onslaught of political ads leaves TV viewers feeling overwhelmed
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B4
Even while exploiting the Internet and new media to sway voters, political campaigns in the midterm election are relying heavily on old-fashioned TV ads, which are capable of reaching all parts of the electorate, whether it wants to be reached or not.
No. 1 Ducks hammer Southern Cal, 53-32
Iowa hands Michigan St. first loss, 37-6
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C7
Southern California really thought it had figured out how to stop Oregon’s high-octane offense when the Trojans took a third-quarter lead on the nation’s top-ranked team.
Black Hills to retire Colorado coal plant
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B8
Black Hills Energy says it will close a coal-fired power plant in Canon City, Colo., rather than try to convert it to a woody biomass facility.
Candidates in Colorado head to bases of strength
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B3
Having tried to win over undecided voters, Colorado’s candidates spent Saturday trying to run up their numbers in places where they’re already popular.
90,000 acres added to wetlands program in Missouri
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B8
Farmers in southeast Missouri have put 90,000 acres into a federal program aimed at providing more wetland habitat for birds.
Big 12 roundup: First-place Baylor tops Texas
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C6
Time to take all that talk of Baylor’s “Big 12 takeover” seriously. Like they say in the Lone Star State, ’It ain’t bragging if it’s the truth.’
Nebraska football rolls behind Helu’s 307 yards rushing
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C6
Nebraska fans butchered the pronunciation of Roy Helu Jr.’s last name.
Obama warns of progress reversal if GOP wins
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama made a final-weekend plea to his hometown supporters to defy expectations and tamp down a Republican tide that many people expect to crest in Tuesday’s elections.
Candidates’ ideals for state differ
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A1
A series of strange events has put Republican Sam Brownback and Democrat Tom Holland before voters in the 2010 race for governor of Kansas.
Back home, Rangers get back in Series
October 31, 2010 in print edition on C1
Back in Texas. Back in the World Series. The Rangers, behind emerging October ace Colby Lewis, came home and threw themselves the biggest tailgate party of them all, beating San Francisco, 4-2, on Saturday night and cutting the Giants’ Series edge to 2-1.
Have questions about the proposed Lawrence Public Library expansion? Read this before you vote
Recap of top queries about proposal
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to approve an $18 million bond issue to expand the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. In the meantime, here are answers to some smaller questions that have come up during the nearly three-month library campaign.
Resurgent GOP closes in on House victory
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A3
Resurgent Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House if not the Senate on Tuesday in elections midway through President Barack Obama’s term, reaping a rich harvest of voter discontent with the economy and profound public skepticism about the future.
Beginning hunters learn conservation, safe practices in course
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B1
About 100 beginning hunters learned about gun safety, conservation and hunting ethics at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge near Lone Star Lake.
Controversy nominal over proposed constitutional amendments
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B1
The last time Kansas voters changed the state constitution was in 2005 when they approved an amendment that said marriage shall be between one man and one woman.
South Lawrence Trafficway could get state funding in 2013
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B1
Regional support for the South Lawrence Trafficway makes it a likely candidate for state funding in 2013.
Volcano unleashes biggest blast yet
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A7
Clouds of gray ash rumbled down the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano Saturday in its most powerful eruption of a deadly week, prompting soldiers to force reluctant villagers to evacuate amid fears of a larger blast.
Soft-spoken American wins Miss World
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D5
The newest Miss World is from the United States.
Hollywood doctors face fallout from Smith case
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D5
In hospitals, medical offices and pharmacies, Anna Nicole Smith was routinely registered under pseudonyms to protect her privacy.
‘Play Dead’ draws on old-time spook shows
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D5
Teller, the silent partner in the magic-comedy duo Penn & Teller, stabs his knife into the gravy-spattered meat loaf before him and puzzles over how to make the off-Broadway show he has co-written and directed scarier.
Horoscope for October 31, 2010
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you will become more conscious of what you have to offer as well as what skills and talents you might like to develop. Don’t restrict yourself to logic or what works immediately. Be willing to pursue the impossible dream. Expect to stand out in a crowd. If you are single, your allure increases the more relaxed you become. You might enjoy dating more than committing, but, of course, this is your decision. If you are attached, the two of you become much closer than in the past, especially if you decide to take on a public commitment. Leo can be a demanding boss or authority figure.
State accreditation regarding computer numbers at Lawrence Public Library depends on variety of factors
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A5
It has been a near constant theme in the library campaign: Lawrence’s library doesn’t meet state accreditation standards because it has too few computers.
Republicans should set positive agenda
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B7
The great “what-if” looks like it is about to happen. With all of the media attention focused on Tuesday’s midterm election, Republicans are faced with a greater task than winning a majority in the House of Representatives or getting at least close enough to a majority that they will be able to halt or slow the Obama agenda.
Iran threat could help Obama
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B7
When the midterm election cycle began, the prevailing opinion was that Barack Obama was cleverer and more inspirational than anyone else on the scene. As it ends, nothing appears to have changed.
100 years ago: Sermon summarizes husbands’ faults
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
‘Husbands: Faults and Ideals’ was the last of a series of topic sermons on the home, which Dr. H. E. Wolfe has been delivering at the Methodist church for the last four Sundays. Material for his sermon was secured by addressing a series of questions to the feminine contingent of his flock and using their answers as a basis for a portrayal of husbands as viewed by their wives.
Arrest made in mail bomb plot
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A2
Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.
25 years ago: President calls Tacha regarding Court of Appeals nomination
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
Deanell Reece Tacha, a Kansas University law professor and vice chancellor for academic affairs, received a call from President Reagan in which he told her that he would formally nominate her to be a federal appeals judge. The article noted that, if confirmed, Judge Tacha would be the second woman appointed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and only the 17th female judge in the 100-year history of the U.S. circuit courts of appeal. (Judge Tacha was confirmed in December 1985.)
Book by prison librarian is funny, poignant
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D3
In an era of Amazon, iPads and Kindles, it’s easy to forget the classic lure of the library.
‘Life’ as he knows it: Rolling Stone pens vast memoir
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D3
Mother Nature knows how to welcome Keith Richards.
Mortgages
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 97 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies for Oct. 31, 2010
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Endangered cranes close wildlife refuge
October 31, 2010
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge has been closed to hunting until further notice due to the arrival of the whooping cranes.
Former Dodge CIty man convicted of abducting woman
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B5
A former Dodge City man has been convicted of abducting a woman more than two years ago.
Mother accused of abandoning newborn in Emporia realized pregnancy late
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B5
A 24-year-old woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash bin told investigators she realized she was pregnant about a month before giving birth, according to police documents.
Union members at YRC in Overland Park approve contract
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B5
Union members at YRC Worldwide Inc. have approved a new agreement with the Overland Park-based trucking company.
Shrinking commercials: Ads get shorter to match attention spans
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E1
And now, a word from our sponsors. A very brief word.
40 years ago: Parents warned about razor blades in apples
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
A front-page Associated Press article warned parents of the dangers of “poisoned candy and apples spiked with razor blades” which were reported to have been found in “many areas” the previous year.
Screams in School: Scary Story Contest brings out the frights
October 31, 2010 in print edition on D1
The Journal-World features department was equal parts enthralled and spooked by the nearly 150 entries to our annual Scary Story Contest. We provided the prompt: “I returned to school after dinner to pick up a book I forgot. The front doors were unlocked, but the building was dark and deserted.”
Depot funds
A grant for design and engineering work is a good step forward for the Santa Fe Depot.
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
The grant announced Thursday was smaller than supporters of the Santa Fe Depot may have hoped for, but it’s a start.
Shovel ready
Volunteering to shovel snow for people who are unable to handle the job for themselves is a great way to serve the community.
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
Friday morning’s freeze in Lawrence was a reminder that winter is on its way. In a normal Kansas winter, that means snow won’t be far behind and, with it, the need to shovel residential sidewalks.
Muskie’s plea for civility worth repeating
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B7
Almost finished. Just a few days to go. The clatter and clutter of an American election — a vitally important, perhaps historic midterm election — are about to end. Nobody, except perhaps the odd candidate on a pre-election surge, wishes this campaign were even a day longer.
Weigh costs, plans before knocking down wall
October 31, 2010
Today, many owners of those houses want the flexibility of an open plan and are knocking down walls to get it.
Critter Care: Have plans, funds ready for pets that outlive you
October 31, 2010
I have outlined instructions, which I keep with my will, that detail what I want done with my pets after I move on to cleaning those litter boxes in the heavens.
Kovel’s Antiques: Unusual country-store collectibles in high demand
October 31, 2010
Country-store collectibles still are selling well if they’re large, colorful and have unusual graphics or wording.
Kansas full of Champion-level trees
October 31, 2010
As a lover of trees, I tend to think of every tree as magnificent in its own way. A special few, however, truly deserve the designation and are considered to be champions of their species.
‘Princess Boy’ at center of gender role debate
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E3
A little boy in a bright red dress and his mom’s picture book about acceptance are front and center in a biting debate over a question well beyond his years: Are society’s gender roles so rigid that a male child can’t have fun in a tutu?
KU production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to feature original dialect
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B1
Those putting on the upcoming production of the Shakespeare play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Kansas University will be speaking using a dialect that’s rarely been heard in the last 400 years.
Awww… Animal babies make conservation cute
October 31, 2010 in print edition on A2
What makes a good baby picture? On ZooBorns.com, the babies have to be wild. Maybe obscure. Possibly endangered. Mostly, they have to be cute.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road work planned for the week of October 31, 2010.
Around and About in Local Business
October 31, 2010 in print edition on E1
Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth, recently named Ashley Muchnick as the director of its Senior Behavioral Health Center.
Individual election stories to follow
October 31, 2010 in print edition on B6
During the Tuesday evening deluge, pay particular attention to these stories: