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Family of seven living in Lawrence motel The day in photos, September 5, 2010 KU volleyball vs. Chatanooga
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Following KU's loss to NDSU, how many games do you think the Jayhawks will win this year?

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12:00 a.m.
The North Dakota State defense scrambles to recover a fumble by Kansas tight end Tim Biere late in the fourth quarter, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Kivisto Field. The fumble was Biere's second of the game. North Dakota State stuns Jayhawks, 6-3
9:29 p.m., September 4, 2010 Updated 11:39 p.m. in print edition on 1C
In March, University of Northern Iowa shocked Kansas University’s basketball team with an upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, a similarly scrappy North Dakota State University football team handed KU another crippling loss. Hard to believe that a three-pointer — a 32-yard field goal from NDSU kicker Ryan Jastram with 8:04 to play in the third quarter — from a Missouri Valley upstart did the Jayhawks in again.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb takes off on a run against the North Dakota State defense during the fourth quarter, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Kivisto Field. The Jayhawks came up short in their season opener, dropping the contest 6-3. KU still can win four, but only if …
September 5, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Call me an eternal optimist, you always do, but I’ll say it anyway: Despite an embarrassing, historically bad loss in Saturday evening’s season-opener to a Division I-AA football school, I still believe Kansas University can get to four victories this season.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence High School Girls Volleyball Coach Stephanie Magnuson teaches a math class. The director for health at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says that high schoolers should start school later to help prevent sleep deprivation. Let high-schoolers sleep in, state health officer says
September 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The state’s top health officer says high schoolers need to get more sleep — and if that means starting classes later statewide, so be it.
6:00 p.m.
Anna Mary Landauer leans against the mailbox at the Doege family farmstead. Her grandfather made the box when mail was delivered by carriers in horse buggies. Stakes in the ground behind the 92-year-old woman from Basehor foreshadow the removal of the barn on the left and modification of the larger barn to the right.                               County, KDOT plans jeopardize family’s two historic barns
September 5, 2010 in print edition on 1B
For the greater part of a century, the Doege family’s two barns have framed Tonganoxie Road as it crosses Stranger Creek north of Tonganoxie.

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Josh Selby to attend class Tuesday
NCAA still has not cleared freshman to play
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University freshman basketball point guard Josh Selby will be attending class on Tuesday but has not been cleared to participate during the 2010-11 basketball season, coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday afternoon.
Lawrence woman arrested on charge of aggravated battery
September 5, 2010
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Sunday morning on charges of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.
Arrested former priest served briefly in Kansas
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
A former priest, arrested in Lawrence on Friday by U.S. marshals on a warrant for sex crimes against children, served some time in Kansas and Missouri in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Kansas women’s CC team dominates 5K
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University sophomore Kyra Kilwein claimed a victory in the women’s 5K run at the Bob Timons Classic on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.
KU volleyball sweeps at Classic
Red-shirt freshman Jarmoc MVP as Jayhawks beat Chattanooga, improve to 7-0
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C1
Red-shirt freshman Caroline Jarmoc led Kansas University’s volleyball team to a sweep of Chattanooga and earned MVP honors Saturday at the Jayhawk Classic.
‘Earthwork’ to screen at arts center
September 5, 2010
The locally shot feature film “earthwork,” inspired by crop artist Stan Herd, will premiere this weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
KU Trumpet Ensemble performs in Sydney
September 5, 2010
The KU Trumpet Ensemble/KUTE, under the direction of KU Trumpet Professor Steve Leisring, performed in Sydney, Australia, at the International Trumpet Guild Conference this summer.
Finalists named for K-State ag dean
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas State University has chosen three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Agriculture and director of research and extension.
Boeing 787s tested in Montana, Iceland
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
Boeing Co. says four of its five 787 flight test planes were far from their Seattle base last week at locations ranging from Arizona to Iceland.
Bikers for Babies set for Sept. 19
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
This year’s March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride to benefit the March of Dimes is scheduled for Sept. 19.
Ballard Center plans pair of fundraisers
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
Ballard Community Services, 708 Elm St., is organizing two first-time events to benefit the agency, which provides a wide variety of assistance programs for low-income people in the Lawrence area.
JetBlue: Flight attendant’s big exit was for good
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
Sometimes there’s no going back.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Conrad dies
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Paul Conrad used his pencil like a weapon. His long lines and jagged angles seemed to point directly at the leaders he deemed charlatans and fools in need of deflating.
NATO deputy rues early optimism
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
NATO commanders were overly optimistic when they predicted quick success taking the key Taliban-held town of Marjah last winter, the outgoing deputy commander said.
Obama: ‘Recommit’ to middle class
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Saying that his policies have “stopped the bleeding” in the job market, President Barack Obama called Saturday on the country to “recommit” to helping the middle class.
Bankruptcies
September 5, 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:
Carrot campaign mimics junk food
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E1
Baby carrot farmers are launching a campaign that pitches the little, orange, crunchy snacks as daring, fun and naughty — just like junk food.
Candidate touts quick fix to budget
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
One Nevada gubernatorial hopeful sees a speedy fix to Nevada’s budget crisis.
EMU Theatre casting for ‘Horrorshow IV
September 5, 2010
EMU Theatre is once again in search of many talented, daring, playful (and possibly undead) actors for the eagerly anticipated “HORRORSHOW IV,” its annual, gruesome, terrifying, hilarious Halloween production.
Enrollment open for youth acting groups
September 5, 2010
Enrollment in Lawrence Community Theatre’s Youth Companies has begun.
‘Snow Queen’ to return to arts center
September 5, 2010
Auditions for the Lawrence Arts Center’s annual holiday production will be noon-5 p.m. Sept. 19.
Renowned linguist to visit KU
September 5, 2010
David Crystal, one of the world’s leading authorities on language and linguistics, will be in residence at Kansas University from Sept. 12-22, speaking to students, making public presentations and serving as an adviser on the University Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Wichita man freed after 11 years in prison
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Wichita man who spent more than a decade protesting his conviction for attempted murder has been freed from prison after a judge ruled that prosecutors didn’t act quickly enough when he was granted a new trial.
Koch brothers back California proposition
Measure would suspend that state’s global warming law
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch have jumped on board an effort to suspend California’s global warming law by making a million-dollar contribution this week.
United Way to hold carnival for campaign
Event will include live music, games and food in South Park
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Things will be different this year when United Way of Douglas County leaders announce the official start to their 2010 campaign.
Faith, hunger
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
On Thursday, I read of growing hunger in Kansas (page 1A), and the closing of a local food pantry (page 4A). Next to the report of the closed food pantry was a picture of gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback, notable as a senator for his solidly Christian viewpoint. It led me to wonder how his faith would guide him as our governor to act on problems like hunger.
Scary Kochs
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
I just read and re-read the Aug. 30 New Yorker article about Charles and David Koch. The article is titled “Covert Operations” and was written by the respected reporter Jane Mayer. It discussed the Kochs’ philanthropies and sponsorship of conservative think tanks and political action groups, using their billions from Koch Industries.
25 years ago: Carpenters injured in collapse of warehouse framework
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
Five carpenters were injured when the framework of a warehouse being built at Century Homes Co. Inc., 640 N. Ninth, collapsed in a gust of wind. The workers had just finished setting the trusses for the 60-by-200-foot warehouse when the wind suddenly changed direction, and a gust from the south caused a “domino effect,” collapsing the framework from one end to the other.
40 years ago: Racial tension lingers at LHS
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
The recent racial tension at Lawrence High School lingered in the form of some fights that broke out in the LHS parking lot following the “Lion’s Leap” dance at the school. Meanwhile, 140 parents, students, and LHS personnel gathered at the school’s auditorium to discuss rules and regulation. The students at the meeting were present as a result of having missed school for having been involved in the racial disturbances earlier in the week.
6 million paid wrong income tax
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
British tax collectors say a new computer system has revealed that almost 6 million people have paid the wrong amount of income tax, and 1.4 million will be told to repay an average of 1,500 pounds ($2,300) each.
100 years ago: New roller coaster tested
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
The test of the new roller coaster at Woodland Park yesterday was marred by two slight accidents. Neither was serious, and did not deter the clamor of the crowd which stood at the entrance and fought for a place in the little joy cars.
Possible talks with insurgents draw closer
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
In a further step toward reconciling with insurgents, President Hamid Karzai said Saturday he will soon name the members of a council tasked with pursuing peace talks with rebels willing to break with al-Qaida and recognize the government in Kabul.
‘Alive’ survivors tell trapped miners’ relatives to be strong
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Former rugby players from Uruguay who survived more than two months of isolation in the snow-covered Andes met on Saturday with some of the relatives of 33 trapped miners and urged them to stay strong.
‘Pastiche’ variety show opens Friday
September 5, 2010
“Pastiche,” the third-annual variety show presented by Friends of the Theatre at Kansas University, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The performance is a benefit for the Jack B. Wright Student Ticket Fund, which provides free tickets to University Theatre productions for KU and Haskell Indian Nations University students who cannot otherwise afford to attend.
TV in demand: Must-see shows rate with local viewers
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C1
Last Sunday, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed dozens of Emmy Awards on the best that primetime programming network and cable had to offer. Whether their favorite shows captured a gold statue or went unheralded, local residents are steadfastly devoted to their must-see TV of choice.
Late season color: Perennial flower mix puts out season finale
September 5, 2010
There is often more than one way to accomplish something. Last week, I highlighted a garden that uses a mix of annual and perennial flowers to provide seasonlong color. Another method of ensuring blooms all season long is to carefully select perennial flowers and shrubs that bloom at different times.
Building the future
A reduction in foster care numbers should mean a brighter future for thousands of U.S. children.
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
The recent announcement that the number of U.S. children in foster care had dropped by 8 percent in the last year and 20 percent in the last decade certainly is welcome news.
Salt servers once sign of wealth
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C8
Eating too much salt is a health problem today, but in past centuries salt was considered an important ingredient to be treated with reverence. It was traditional to put a large container of salt near the head of the table, where the most important person sat. To be seated “above the salt” was a sign of a person’s rank.
Natural allies must rally behind Obama
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
Plenty of people are driving cars they don’t want or, worse still, living in homes they can’t afford. That’s a natural part of a consumer society, especially during a recession. But this fall we may witness a mass example of buyers’ remorse in the political world.
Behind the lens: Nature livened up with the passage of time
September 5, 2010
Photographing nature, in the traditional sense of the word, isn’t my strong suit, nor is it something I set out to do specifically. Whenever I make it the focus of an image, it’s usually because I have nothing better to do while waiting for some other person or thing to happen upon that natural setting.
Lost-phone panic breeds need to find them
September 5, 2010
Is that a flashing “Z” in your pocket, or are you just glad to still have your cell phone?
U.S. troops leave, but Iraq struggle is far from over
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
You might have thought the Iraq war was over after listening to President Obama on Tuesday. Eager to unload the albatross he inherited, Obama proclaimed that the American combat mission had ended. “We have met our responsibility,” he said. “Now it is time to turn the page.”
Dreaded exam makes boomer a cheater
September 5, 2010
Last year, I was the picture of health for two solid weeks, pre-exam. Nothing fattening, salty or toxic passed my lips for 14 whole days. This year, I wasn’t so confident.
Managing a summer of surprises
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C4
“Have you seen our little squirrel?” asked Ray, brow furrowed with concern. In a summer of surprises, his question was one of the biggest. My husband contends he hates that squirrel for its thievery of the birds’ sunflower seeds and because he recently observed it eating the leaves of hibiscus plants on our deck.
Craigslist ‘censors’ adult services section
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
Craigslist appears to have surrendered in a legal fight over erotic ads posted on its website, shutting down its adult services section Saturday and replacing it with a black bar that simply says “censored.”
Let high-schoolers sleep in, state health officer says
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
The state’s top health officer says high schoolers need to get more sleep — and if that means starting classes later statewide, so be it.
Governor candidates face expiration of federal stimulus funds
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
During the past couple of recession-plagued years, many Kansans have faced the following scenario: Their expenses have gone up while their income either stayed flat or decreased.
KU still can win four, but only if …
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C1
Call me an eternal optimist, you always do, but I’ll say it anyway: Despite an embarrassing, historically bad loss in Saturday evening’s season-opener to a Division I-AA football school, I still believe Kansas University can get to four victories this season.
Bison expected win
NDSU happily notches upset
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C4
North Dakota State’s football players stood on benches in the visitor’s locker room at Memorial Stadium, loudly singing the school’s fight song while hugging and high-fiving each other.
Matt Tait’s Kansas football notebook
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s football team added a new wrinkle to its pregame ritual Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Teammates encourage TE
Jayhawks give Biere show of support
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C5
Receiver Daymond Patterson made sure to find Tim Biere in the locker room after Kansas University’s 6-3 loss to North Dakota State on Saturday.
LHS boys CC takes first in Manhattan
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Led by Zach Andregg, Lawrence High boys cross country team took first place on Saturday at the Manhattan Invitational.
Recent killing the 9th in 2010 for Topeka
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Topeka police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year.
Salina man sentenced to more than 18 years
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
A Salina man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for his conviction on drug charges.
KCK man gets life in prison for 2008 killing
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing another man in 2008.
Earl’s worst damage done to business
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
In the end, Earl’s worst damage in New England was to seasonal businesses hoping to end their summer on a high note.
Race complicates Indian reservation crime fight
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
For more than two hours on the night of May 16, 2007, Shane Maggi terrorized a Native American couple at their home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, pistol whipping them and firing bullets above the husband’s head.
Protesters chuck shoes, eggs at Blair
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Protesters hurled shoes and eggs Saturday at Tony Blair who held the first public signing of his memoir amid high security in Ireland’s capital. Hundreds more people lined up to have their books autographed — evidence that the divisions left by Blair’s decade as British leader have yet to heal.
Key oil spill evidence raised to surface
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
A crane hoisted a key piece of oil spill evidence to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, giving investigators their first chance to personally scrutinize the blowout preventer, the massive piece of equipment that failed to stop the gusher four months ago.
U.S. vehicles destroy bombs by rolling over them
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E8
Spc. Joshua Joe drives a “Husky,” a giant vehicle built to find and withstand the blast of a roadside bomb, putting him in the front line of the U.S.-led coalition’s battle against the Taliban’s most effective weapon in Afghanistan.
Many Pakistanis still waiting for flood aid
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E8
Abdul Rehman and his family live under a tree next to a pile of rubble on a newly created island where his house used to be.
Company envisions a remoteless world
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E8
Inon Beracha envisions a world where your movements control the gadgets and devices around you. There’s no remote control to lose, no buttons to push. The air conditioner senses your presence and changes the temperature to your liking.
Baker football falls to Missouri Valley
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Five turnovers doomed Baker University’s football team in a 17-10 loss to Missouri Valley College on Saturday.
Around and about in local business
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E1
Local business news for September 5, 2010.
FSHS girls CC sixth, boys finish eighth
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s girls cross country team placed sixth, while the boys took eighth at the Greg Wilson Invitational on Saturday.
Mortgages
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 99 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Tigers topple Royals, 6-4
September 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Austin Jackson capped off a big night at the plate and in the field with another clutch play. Jackson hit a tiebreaking RBI single into right field in the eighth inning for his third hit of the game and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-4, on Saturday.
E-smokes gaining steam
But calls for a ban are on the rise
September 5, 2010 in print edition on E1
Galen Kipe hasn’t smoked a cigarette in more than three months.
Irreverent Cuban movie promises zombie revolution
September 5, 2010 in print edition on D5
What would you do if your entire city was taken over by flesh-eating zombies and communist leaders insisted it was nothing but a plot by U.S-backed dissidents to destabilize the government?
Horoscope for September 5, 2010
September 5, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, get into your thoughts more often. Some of you might try yoga or therapy, while others will volunteer for a cause. In a sense, you are changing, and you need more downtime. You gain a great deal of insight. A partnership could become far more rewarding. Take up a special hobby, or take a massage class together. If you are single, be very careful, as someone might not be all that he or she projects. Leo reads you cold.
Poet’s showcase: ‘Gulf Requiem’
September 5, 2010 in print edition on D3
A poem by Beverly Boyd.
V.I. Warshawski returns: Lawrence native pens 14th novel in series
September 5, 2010 in print edition on D3
Sara Paretsky’s latest installment in her series about feisty, female private detective V.I. Warshawski opens with the heroine outside a Chicago nightclub, the bloody body of a woman who was just shot to death in her arms.
Blair’s frank memoir covers Iraq, Bush, Diana and more
September 5, 2010 in print edition on D3
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir “A Journey: My Political Life” is a political biography of unusual interest.
City commission agenda for September 7, 2010
City to review employee health plans
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B5
The city commission agenda for the September 7, 2010 meeting.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned in area this week
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B5
Road work planned for the week of September 5, 2010.
County, KDOT plans jeopardize family’s two historic barns
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
For the greater part of a century, the Doege family’s two barns have framed Tonganoxie Road as it crosses Stranger Creek north of Tonganoxie.
Junior highs may see ‘middle school’ name change
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Every school in Lawrence — all 24 of them, stretching across all grade levels — will be reorganized by the time the next school year rolls around, as some grade levels leave and others arrive as part of a sweeping reconfiguration already endorsed by the Lawrence school board.
Younger voters not as eager this time
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
Ben Anderstone will never forget the energy and optimism he felt surrounding Barack Obama’s election in 2008 — the first year Anderstone could vote.
Economic woes threaten Democrats’ prospects
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs — or know someone who has — now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips. And that’s jeopardizing the party’s chances in Ohio and all across the country in November’s elections.
Candidates anticipate end of federal stimulus
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
As part of its coverage of the 2010 Kansas governor’s race, the Lawrence Journal-World asked candidates Tom Holland, a Democrat, and Sam Brownback, a Republican, to answer how they will handle the loss of federal stimulus funding in the next fiscal year’s budget.
Galaxies put life in perspective
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
I read the other day that the observable universe contains a hundred billion galaxies “with more stars than our beaches have grains of sand.” For some reason, I find that comforting. Of course, it makes me feel puny and insignificant. But it also puts my ego and its worries into perspective. In the presence of 100 billions galaxies, the entity which I affectionately refer to as “I” is a particle of astonishing triviality.
Environmentalists playing Godzilla role
September 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
The collapsing crusade for legislation to combat climate change raises a question: Has ever a political movement made so little of so many advantages? Its implosion has continued since “the Cluster of Copenhagen, when world leaders assembled for the single most unproductive and chaotic global gathering ever held.” So says Walter Russell Mead, who has an explanation: Bambi became Godzilla.
For cartels, marijuana still gold
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Times are good for the dope growers of the western Sierra Madre mountains. The army eradication squads that once hacked at the illicit marijuana fields have been diverted by the drug war that’s raging elsewhere in Mexico.
Goodwill collection box turns up inert grenade
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
Just in case it wasn’t clear: Weapons and drugs don’t make good charitable donations.
L.A.’s legacy of murals being lost to graffiti
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
Every so often, Ernesto de la Loza drives around the city to check on the state of his murals. It’s a short tour these days. Out of 42 swirling, vivid pieces he’s painted, only seven remain, the rest lost to graffiti, whitewash and withering sun.
Muslims brace for 9/11 anniversary
September 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
American Muslims are boosting security at mosques, seeking help from leaders of other faiths and airing ads underscoring their loyalty to the United States — all ahead of a 9/11 anniversary they fear could bring more trouble for their communities.