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The day in photos, September 14, 2010 Refrigerator Door, Sept. 14, 2010 Pictures from one of the first Walnut Valley Festivals in Winfield
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Do you think KU will beat Southern Mississippi this Friday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
61%
No
 
26%
I don’t know
 
12%
Total 1277
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University fifth-year senior Vance Carlson, of Belleville, searches for a design textbook Friday at the Kansas Union Bookstore. Students now have the option of renting textbooks from the bookstore as it tries to keep up with online competition. Textbook rental opens new chapter in student economics
September 13, 2010 in print edition on 1A
When Nikki Prenevost stopped by the campus bookstore at Kansas University this semester, she saved about $50 on one costly interpersonal communications textbook.
6:00 a.m.
The Lawrence city commission is considering food carts on downtown sidewalks during late night hours. Another downtown property owner expresses concerns about late-night food cart operations
3:58 p.m., September 13, 2010 Updated 12:25 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The idea of late-night food carts on Massachusetts Street may have an early demise.
10:00 a.m.
A KU student leaves Strong Hall on the Kansas University campus on Tuesday and passes a reflection in a stone sculpture pedestal. The Kansas Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow universities to keep state sales taxes collected on their campuses as a way to raise scholarship funds. Plan would allow universities to keep sales tax to raise scholarship funds
September 13, 2010 in print edition on 5A
The Kansas Board of Regents this week will consider a plan that would allow universities to keep state sales taxes collected on their campuses as a way to raise scholarship funds.
6:00 p.m.
The concept plan for a wellness campus at the southeastern edge of Lawrence, as envisioned by Outside for a Better Inside. Lawrence school board balks at wellness campus
September 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
John McGrew’s plans to battle childhood obesity, diabetes and overall youth inactivity by creating a $25 million wellness campus at what one day could become a major highway interchange in southeastern Lawrence will need to find a new home.

All stories

State education board may re-open commissioner search
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
Diane DeBacker has been serving as the interim commissioner for nearly a year after the departure of Alexa Posny, who was named assistant U.S. education secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.
Motorists on I-70 should anticipate construction-related lane changes near Lawrence
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
Motorists driving on the Kansas Turnpike should anticipate lane changes Thursday as they travel through the work zone just east of Lawrence.
Report: Kansas Athletics debt on the rise
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas Athletics Inc. has reported financial liabilities of $93.67 million for the 2008-09 fiscal year, up nearly 57 percent from a year earlier.
Wanted: People to tag monarch butterflies on Saturday; no experience necessary
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s Monarch Watch and the Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring a free monarch butterfly tagging event for the public at the Baker University Wetlands.
Kansas House committee looks at ethics issues
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A5
A House committee Tuesday started consideration of ethics rules for House members in response to an investigation earlier this year into House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson.
More Kansas school districts not meeting standards in No Child Left Behind
04:05 p.m., September 14, 2010 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A3
The number of public school districts and schools not making adequate yearly progress in Kansas under No Child Left Behind increased significantly this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Education.
What do I do with …. ginger?
September 14, 2010
It’s knobby, ugly and kind of unappetizing to look at, but science says it’s absolutely one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
Number of patients at KU Hospital up 8 percent from last year
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Hospital is again seeing record levels of patient volume, with in-patient volume up 8 percent in fiscal year 2010.
Prosecutor: One defendant confessed in robbery case
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County prosecutor told a judge Tuesday morning the state had a “very strong case,” including a confession, against at least one defendant in a recent robbery of two men at a south Lawrence apartment.
Eudora pedestrian safety group to focus on K-10 bridge
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
Next month, the Eudora Pedestrian Safety Committee will meet to discuss short-term solutions for having foot and bike traffic safely cross Kansas Highway 10.
Former priest to be extradited to Texas to face sex-abuse charges
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A5
A former Catholic priest wanted on sex crime charges in Texas waived his right to fight extradition Tuesday morning in Douglas County District Court.
KDOT enlists guest bloggers to promote traffic safety
September 14, 2010
Kansas transportation officials are posting online entries from famous and not-so-famous guest bloggers in a campaign to encourage traffic safety.
25 years ago: ‘Robotosaurs’ expected at KU museum exhibit
September 14, 2010
Several “robotosaurs” were expected to be on hand at “Dinosaur Days,” to be held October 5-29, 1985, at KU’s Museum of Natural History.
Double Take: Couple heading to college question moving in together
September 14, 2010
Dear Dr. Wes and Ben: I want to live with my boyfriend next year when we both go to KU. My parents are actually OK with it, because we’ve been together since we were ninth-graders and he’s like a member of our family, but he didn’t seem very excited about this idea. After I asked him about it, he admitted he doesn’t want to live with me because he’s afraid it will ruin our relationship. I think we’re ready to take our relationship to the “next level,” as they say. It’s causing nothing but arguments now, so we agreed to get your advice, and we’ll probably go with whatever you say.
100 years ago: Veterans remember the ‘pioneer days’ of Lawrence
September 14, 2010
‘It was the things of long ago’ which were discussed by the Veterans of ‘56 at their annual meeting in Odd Fellows hall today. The pioneer days when Mt. Oread was but a rocky sun-baked hill, when not a tree was visible along the thread-like surface of the Kaw; when the eye encountered nothing on the present site of Lawrence but an endless expanse of waving Buffalo grass.
40 years ago: Vandalism reported at Allen Fieldhouse
September 14, 2010
Vandalism was reported at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse and Robinson Gymnasium.
KU geography students mapping trails near Clinton Lake
Maps to help keep hikers oriented
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
The trails near Clinton Lake are popular for their scenic hiking routes, but make one wrong turn and it’s easy to get lost.
Church acknowledges priest abuse in Belgium
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Belgian Roman Catholic church on Monday acknowledged widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and pleaded for time to set up a system to punish all abusers and provide closure for victims.
Cuba to cut 500,000 state workers, reduce private enterprise restrictions
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Cuba announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million government workers by early next year and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs — the most dramatic step yet in President Raul Castro’s push to radically remake employment on the communist-run island.
FBI report shows violent crimes decrease nationwide
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Violent crime is down for the third straight year. Property crime for the seventh. But why?
Newborn boy found in airplane trash in Philippines
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
As trash was carried from a plane that had just landed at Manila’s airport, a security officer on the tarmac spied something moving in one of the bags. He opened it, sifted through the rubbish and found a newborn baby wrapped with tissue paper and covered in blood.
15 killed in deadly protests in India
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A6
Indian forces fought Kashmiri demonstrators in street battles that killed 15 people — including one police officer — in the deadliest day in a summer of violence challenging Indian rule in the disputed territory.
Judge could become KU Endowment Board of Trustees’ first female chairwoman
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Kansas University Endowment Association is poised to elect the first female chairwoman of its Board of Trustees in October.
MS bike ride begins Sept. 25 in Topeka
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
There’s still time to join about 300 bicyclists in the Bike MS Eastern Kansas ride on Sept. 25 and 26.
UCLA transfer can play at Baylor
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
Former UCLA player J’mison Morgan has been granted an NCAA waiver that will allow him to play at Baylor immediately without sitting out a season.
Athletics silence Royals
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Bobby Cramer kept believing in himself all those years, even if few others did.
Baltimore knocks out New York in slopfest
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Baltimore Ravens starred in this version of “Hard Knocks,” punishing the New York Jets with plenty of them.
Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt detained in Costa Rica
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
Police say reality TV stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag were briefly detained at a Costa Rica airport for illegal arms possession.
Obama’s book for children out Nov. 16
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
Coming two weeks after Election Day, a book from President Barack Obama for some of the nation’s nonvoters: inspirational stories for children about American pioneers.
Budget deficit on pace to reach $1.3 trillion
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A6
The federal government is on track to record the second-highest deficit of all time with one month left in the budget year.
Golden rule for corn harvest: Plan for variation
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
When it comes to corn, some folks like calico while others prefer white, or even the traditional yellow.
More people washing hands, report says
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
Swine flu may have scared us straight, or maybe we’re finally listening to our mothers. Whatever the reason, Americans are washing their hands more often, suggests the latest check by researchers who spy on people using public restrooms.
36 survive plane crash; at least 15 are killed
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
A plane carrying 51 people crashed Monday in eastern Venezuela, and officials said 36 survived while at least 15 were killed.
Jailed hiker’s family asks for reduced bail
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
A day after Iran offered a detained American woman a chance for release on $500,000 bail, her family countered with a request Monday to drop or lower the sum because they are struggling to raise the cash.
U.S. plans sale of planes to Saudis
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration is seeking a go-ahead from Congress to sell up to $60 billion worth of sophisticated warplanes to Saudi Arabia and could add another $30 billion worth of naval arms in a deal designed to counter the rise of Iran as a regional power.
Plane attack suspect hints at plea
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an international flight with nearly 300 people on Christmas fired his lawyers Monday, repeatedly declaring he wanted to represent himself and suggesting he’s ready to plead guilty to some charges.
Scientists find layer of oil on Gulf floor
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil from the busted BP well on the sea’s muddy and mysterious bottom.
‘Superbugs’ resistant to drugs uncovered
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.
Chiefs triumph over Chargers, 21-14
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
Jamaal Charles’ 56-yard touchdown run and Dexter McCluster’s team-record 94-yard punt return gave Kansas City a two-touchdown lead, and the Chiefs held San Diego on four downs inside the six-yard line in the final minute for a 21-14 victory Monday night.
Melting sea ice forces walruses ashore
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted.
Business interest
September 14, 2010
On Sept. 2, the Journal-World carried an article about the Kansas Chamber of Commerce holding a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback.
Fight fear
September 14, 2010
To the editor: The recent controversy surrounding the building of an Islamic worship and cultural learning center in lower Manhattan and the subsequent planned burning of the Quran by the 30-member Florida church saddens me. Dru Mort Sampson, Lawrence
Long overdue
September 14, 2010
Honoring Gene Budig as a chancellor emeritus of Kansas University is a long-overdue honor.
Visitors upend city golf squads
Lawrence High ninth, FSHS 14th at LCC
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
Eighteen high schools participated in the Free State Invitational on Monday at Lawrence Country Club, where the out-of-towners ended up outshining the locals.
Nadal wins U.S. Open, gets Slam
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
Rafael Nadal won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, Monday in a match filled with fantastic shotmaking by both men and interrupted by a thunderstorm a day after it was postponed by rain.
Simien, 2 others honored in Kansas Athletics HOF
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University basketball forward Wayne Simien, track distance runner Charlie Gruber, three-sport letterwinner Harold Patterson and the 2003-04 KU men’s basketball team will be inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 25 at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.
Lawrence woman reports personal property stolen
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence woman reported Wednesday the burglary and theft of a computer and personal items from the 4000 block of Overland Drive Sept. 7.
KU student reports mo-ped stolen
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old KU student reported Saturday the theft of a Honda mo-ped from the 1300 block of Massachusetts Street.
KU student reports Volvo stolen
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old KU student reported Saturday the theft of a 1996 Volvo from the 1400 block of Ohio Street.
Writer: Action needed to combat climate change
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A4
With one PowerPoint slide after another, journalist Elizabeth Kolbert laid out the pending disaster that is climate change.
ESPN explores Evert, Navratilova rivalry
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
Ask the average male sports buff to name the greatest rivals ever and he would probably say Ali and Frazier, the Yankees and Red Sox, the Packers and Bears, or Magic and Bird.
Horoscope for September 14, 2010
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you will experience a change in direction and a willingness to fight for what you want in a more overt manner. If you are single, you could meet someone with whom you are very at home or comfortable. If you are attached, the two of you will center much more on your domestic life. Sagittarius understands you better than you think or might like.
Pump patrol
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations.
States seek permission to jam cell phone transmissions in prisons
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home — in an attack planned with a smuggled phone.
Aging gas pipes pose risk across nation
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
An ominous theme has emerged from the wreckage of a deadly pipeline explosion in California: There are thousands of pipes just like it nationwide.
Repeated use of antibiotics alter beneficial germs
September 14, 2010 in print edition on C8
Antibiotics can temporarily upset your stomach, but now it turns out that repeatedly taking them can trigger long-lasting changes in all those good germs that live in your gut, raising questions about lingering ill effects.
GOP vows to resist Obama tax plan
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
Congressional Republicans said Monday that they will resist President Barack Obama’s plan to allow Bush-era tax breaks for the nation’s wealthiest households to expire. They vowed to fight to preserve the cuts for all Americans.
Lawrence school board balks at wellness campus
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
John McGrew’s plans to battle childhood obesity, diabetes and overall youth inactivity by creating a $25 million wellness campus at what one day could become a major highway interchange in southeastern Lawrence will need to find a new home.
KU women’s golf third
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Meghna Bal was tied for third place Monday when the first round of the Chip N Club Women’s Golf Invitational was delayed due to inclement weather. Action will resume at 9 a.m. today.
Kansas men’s golf sixth
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University men’s golf team sat in sixth place after severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning stopped play at the Fairway Club Invitational on Monday.
KU-KSU volleyball on TV
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University volleyball team’s Big 12 Conference opener at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas State will be televised on Metro Sports (Sunflower Broadband channel 37).
KU football turns to shotgun formation for revitalized success
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
A lot of the talk this offseason focused on the new offense that first-year head football coach Turner Gill would run at Kansas University and how Gill and his coaching staff would ask its quarterbacks to go under center more than KU fans were used to seeing.
Blame game is a losing proposition
September 14, 2010
No midterm congressional elections in more than a dozen years have been as full of tension, drama and significance as the contests Americans will decide on Nov. 2.
Proposal keeps Berry Plastics warehouse project in Douglas County
September 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
A new plan has emerged to keep a proposed $21 million warehouse project in Douglas County.
Book tells the story of how survivors rebuilt Lawrence after Quantrill’s raid
September 14, 2010
The book tells the story of Quantrill’s Raid mostly through photographs and captions. Many of the photos are portraits of survivors and a brief synopsis of the subject’s story.
LHS tennis runner-up in home quad
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High junior Taylor Eubanks showed up to the new Lawrence Tennis Center on Monday afternoon with only her school shoes: strapped black flats.
Royals send utilityman Bloomquist to Reds
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
Down to only two fully healthy outfielders for their playoff push, the Cincinnati Reds acquired utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for either a player to be named or cash.
Ex-girlfriend accuses MU RB
September 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
An ex-girlfriend is accusing former Missouri running back Derrick Washington of hitting her in the face several times over the weekend, leading to his arrest.