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Kansas Department of Transportation hit by computer virus, sends out thousands of virus e-mails
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Department of Transportation says a computer virus forced a brief shutdown of its e-mail system.
United Way kicks off 2010 campaign
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The uncertain weather Thursday evening has led organizers of the United Way kickoff carnival to move the event from South Park to Abe and Jakes Landing, 8 E. 6th Street.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Inc. decides not to renew membership in Kansas Chamber
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The state’s economic development policy agency has split from the state’s most high-profile business organization.
Cable industry publication gives Sunflower Broadband high marks
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A8
A leading cable industry magazine has chosen Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband as its System of the Year.
Kansas lawmakers, federal regulators butt heads over greenhouse gas regulations
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
Federal environmental officials on Thursday urged Kansas to adopt greenhouse gas regulations, but some state legislators balked at the idea.
U.S. Dept. of Education names Lawrence’s Woodlawn as one of five Blue Ribbon Schools in Kansas
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Department of Education named Woodlawn School as one of five Blue Ribbon Schools in the state on Thursday.
Campaign Notebook: Brownback releases two ads; Holland campaign says they lack details
08:32 a.m., September 9, 2010 Updated 09:43 a.m.
Brownback, currently a U.S. senator, faces Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City in the Nov. 2 election.
State, federal officials face off over greenhouse gas regulations
08:25 a.m., September 9, 2010 Updated 11:26 a.m.
States are being told by the EPA to adjust their rules to accommodate federal greenhouse gas requirements that require large carbon dioxide emitters, such as coal-fired electric power plants, to utilize “best available control technologies” to reduce emissions.
Kansas State Fair to host emergency preparedness fair
September 9, 2010
“Be prepared” is more than the Boy Scout motto. It’s the theme for a special day at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Police searching for driver from car chase
06:34 a.m., September 9, 2010 Updated 11:33 a.m. in print edition on A4
One person was taken to the hospital, and Lawrence police are searching for several suspects after vehicle chase ended early Thursday in west Lawrence.
Garden City police find missing 2-year-old Issiah Martinez, safe in his hometown
06:26 a.m., September 9, 2010 Updated 11:34 a.m.
Garden City police say a 2-year-old who had been reported missing at 12:30 a.m. Thursday has been found nearly nine hours later.
NDSU coach rips KU
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Don’t be surprised if the back of the new massive Memorial Stadium scoreboard is fitted for corkboard today. The insults dumped on the Kansas University football team in the wake of a 6-3, season-opening loss to North Dakota State are far too plentiful to fit on any bulletin board.
Federer blows away Soderling at U.S. Open
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
Treating the whipping wind and his familiar foe as only slight nuisances, 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer served his way to a convincing 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory over the fifth-seeded Robin Soderling in the U.S. Open quarterfinals Wednesday night.
Castro: Cuban model doesn’t work
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.
4th U.S. missile strike in 24 hours
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A suspected American missile strike killed five alleged militants in northwestern Pakistan early today, an intelligence official said, the fourth attack in 24 hours as the U.S. steps up the tactic to keep al-Qaida and its allies under pressure.
Massacre suspects arrested
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hooded gunmen killed the mayor of a small town in the northern Mexico state of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday, and prosecutors announced the arrest of seven suspects in the massacre of 72 migrants in August.
Prostitutes await Ramadan’s end
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Wearing white to symbolize purity, worshippers throughout the city of Dakar gathered to pray on one of the final nights of Ramadan.
Doctors see eye hazard in powerful laser pointers
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he’d bought over the Internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online.
Twins continue Greinke mastery
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Minnesota Twins can’t seem to explain why they have so much success against Kansas City ace Zack Greinke. For whatever reason, they just seem to have Greinke’s number.
Cowley County’s chief judge dies at 74
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
Joseph Michael Smith, the chief judge of the Cowley County District Court, has died at the age of 74.
Courthouse windows to be upgraded
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A5
To help save energy at the Douglas County Courthouse, county commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend close to $40,000 to upgrade the building’s windows.
Job openings on the rise
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
Job openings are rising modestly, a sign that employers may step up hiring soon.
Wildfire destroys 135 homes
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
A wildfire burning in the canyons and steep mountainsides near Boulder became one of the most destructive blazes in Colorado history Wednesday as authorities determined it had destroyed at least 135 homes in just three days.
Dinosaur with hump most complete carnivore fossil ever found
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
The weird world of dinosaurs has just gotten a tad more bizarre. Scientists found a nearly complete fossil of a new dinosaur that sports a noticeable hump, maybe as possible advertising.
Harrah’s drops bid for casino south of Wichita
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday dropped its proposal to build a casino south of Wichita, leaving two smaller regional companies to compete for a contract with the Kansas Lottery.
Union leader: NFL lockout looms
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
The NFL players’ union leader has a message for fans: Enjoy the games now, because there may be none next year.
Three men face robbery charges
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
Prosecutors Wednesday said three Lawrence men used a gun to rob two other 20-year-old Lawrence men Monday night in a south Lawrence apartment, taking cash and other property.
Men found dead in S.E. Kansas
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the deaths of two men within three days inside a southeast Kansas home.
Chancellor speaks on athletics search
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s chancellor will be looking for a new athletics director with experience, integrity and a style that relates well to people.
Piers Morgan named King’s replacement
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
British tabloid veteran Piers Morgan, hired by CNN to start as Larry King’s replacement as a prime-time interviewer in January, promised that he “came here to win.”
‘Snooki’ fined $500 for annoying beachgoers
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
Calling her “a Lindsay Lohan wannabe,” a judge fined “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi $500 on Wednesday and ordered her to perform community service after she pleaded guilty to disturbing others on a beach in July.
BP blames itself and others for oil spill
September 9, 2010 in print edition on C8
BP took some of the blame for the Gulf oil disaster in an internal report issued Wednesday, acknowledging among other things that it misinterpreted a key pressure test of the well. But in a possible preview of its legal strategy, it also pointed the finger at its partners on the doomed rig.
25 years ago: Three rescued from arson fire at Pinecrest Apartments
September 9, 2010
A morning fire at Pinecrest Apartments on Redbud Lane was described by Fire Chief Jim McSwain as a serious arson fire, the second in the building in recent weeks. It was unknown if the two fires had been related. Responders, arriving at 5:03 a.m., had discovered that three people — a man, a woman, and a year-old child - were trapped on the second floor. Firefighters raised a ladder to their window and helped them escape.
40 years ago: Future highway development posing concern
September 9, 2010
At a meeting with members of the Kansas State Highway Commission, city commissioners were presented with a “generally bleak” picture about the possibility of future highway development in Lawrence and Douglas County.
100 years ago: Downtown Lawrence now fully lit at night
September 9, 2010
When the shades of night fall upon the city of Lawrence, instead of the business street being enshrouded with darkness, it is now one blaze of light from the bridge, across the turgid waters of the Kaw to where the court house stands forth, gleaming white under the rays of a score of tungsten lamps.
Real labor
September 9, 2010
Ah, Labor Day. The once-public national holiday gives us an excuse to stay home, cook out, or take a last fling at summer fun. That’s nice.
Minister determined to burn Qurans
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A top general, the secretary of state, the White House and political and religious leaders from around the world have decried a plan by the leader of a small Florida church to burn copies of Islam’s holiest text to mark the 9/11 attacks. The Rev. Terry Jones is not backing down.
LHS golf 11th, FSHS 13th
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s girls golf team took 11th out of 16 teams Wednesday at the Olathe North Invitational. Free State High finished 13th.
Obama won’t yield on tax hike
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
Politically weakened but refusing to bend, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that Bush-era tax cuts be cut off for the wealthiest Americans, joining battle with Republicans — and some fellow Democrats — just two months before bruising midterm elections.
Our town sports
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B5
Our town sports for the week of September 9, 2010.
Colbert, Biden fete U.S. troops
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A2
A hot dog vending cart was wheeled back and forth. Cocktail waitress hurried past with trays full of beer. Vice President Joe Biden led New York Yankees great Yogi Berra by the arm.
Lawrence man reports car stolen
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported Monday the theft of a 1981 gold Mercedes Benz from the 700 block of New York Street.
Rosy outlook for Community Theatre move
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
To an actual chorus of “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” the Lawrence Community Theatre on Wednesday unveiled a $6.2 million campaign to build a new 300-seat theater in west Lawrence.
Pump patrol
September 9, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Horoscope for September 9, 2010
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, unprecedented creativity emerges from you. What would be the most appropriate manner in which to use this unusual energy? Be open. If you are single, romance always is on the horizon. If you are attached, avoid getting into hassles over little issues. You could have an unusually intense and romantic year. Libra encourages you to enjoy life more.
Is another ‘Nikita’ really necessary?
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B7
How’s this for recycling? The “new” series “Nikita” (8 p.m., CW) offers a reboot of a 1997 Canadian series “La Femme Nikita” (seen here on USA), which was itself based on “Nikita,” a 1990 French-language thriller directed by Luc Besson. Just to complicate matters further, “Nikita” was also remade in 1993 as the movie “Point of No Return,” starring Bridget Fonda and directed by John Badham.
Underdog role vexes Boise St.
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B2
What’s happening with Boise State right now is remarkable on several phony fronts.
LHS soph tough, but FSHS wins
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High sophomore Carly Davis was quietly making her way through the final match of her first day as a varsity tennis player Wednesday when, suddenly, a hush fell over the crowd as she walked off the court, blood streaming down her face.
Self puts on happy face
Addressing metro leaders, KU coach spins ‘opportunity’
September 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who emerged as the unofficial face of the KU athletic department through a turbulent 2009-10 school year and again into the start of 2010-11, conveyed an optimistic outlook to top business leaders in the metro area at Wednesday’s Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon in Kemper Arena.
Questions, worries, arguments preceded Gulf blast
September 9, 2010 in print edition on C8
Something was wrong.
High Drama: Film festival brings peek at mountain life to Kaw Valley
September 9, 2010
There is a sizable contingent of local flatlanders who relish mountain sports. Thanks to those folks, the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Lawrence has snowballed the last nine years.
Broken food system
September 9, 2010
Sickening reports released recently from an investigation of two large egg-producing farms in Iowa would shake anyone’s confidence in the safety of America’s food supply.
Profile of Koch brothers misguided
September 9, 2010
The Aug. 30 issue of The New Yorker Magazine ran an article called “Covert Operations: The Billionaire Brothers Who Are Waging a War Against Obama.” The article, of course, is about the Koch family from Wichita, and primarily about brothers Charles, who runs Koch Industries from its Wichita headquarters, and David, who lives in New York and spends much of his time involved in philanthropy.
Phase Two of the Obama presidency
September 9, 2010
Nov. 2 is likely to be marked as the official start of Phase Two of the Obama presidency, but in some respects, the turn to the right that will mark his tenure became visible in this first week in September.