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Kale Pick out 3 weeks with leg injury
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said Sunday night that second-string quarterback Kale Pick sustained a leg injury during Saturday’s victory against New Mexico State and will be out of action for three weeks.
Clinton Lake area road to close for construction
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Overlook Park area at Clinton Lake will be closed Monday and Tuesday for road construction.
Boomer Girl Diary: When the bedbugs come for me, I’ll be ready
September 26, 2010
Some things I would enjoy discovering in my bed: crisp, 800 thread-count sheets, a sexy sprinkling of red rose petals, Jon Hamm in his skivvies. Better yet, all three simultaneously.
Majority must reclaim center stage
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
Perhaps now, the rest of us will have our say. If there is an overriding hope for the Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” that “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is holding in Washington, surely that’s it: a simple prayer that maybe the rest of us will finally be able to get a word in edgewise. The comedian’s rally — a “call to reasonableness” it says on the “Daily Show” website — promises a welcome antidote to the tide of craziness now engulfing this country.
Lawrence man arrested after pointing gun at girlfriend
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning after pointing a gun at his girlfriend during an argument.
Familiarity of Rim Rock helps LHS, Free State runners
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
Over 3,000 athletes competed Saturday at the Rim Rock Invitational, making for a quite a festive occasion. Dozens of colorful tents and banners dotted the landscape at Rim Rock Farm, and runners from across the Midwest and their families awaited the various races by chatting, sleeping, eating and stretching.
Preparedness fair helps residents start kits for emergencies, disasters
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B3
Tornadoes, power outages and ice storms were all disasters Lawrence residents became prepared for at Saturday’s preparedness fair at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St.
25 years ago: Sentence handed down in Emporia case
September 26, 2010
In Emporia, Lorna Anderson Eldridge was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for criminal solicitation to commit first-degree murder in the case of her husband’s death. “We were terribly disappointed,” said her father. “I was hoping the judge would show a little mercy.”
FSHS gymnastics third
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s gymnastics team finished third at its home tournament Saturday.
Free State doubles roll
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s two doubles team went undefeated at the Emporia Tournament on Saturday.
Cleveland tops K.C.
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
It’s not every day the Cleveland Indians beat Zack Greinke. Try every two years.
KU volleyball falls to Colorado
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball team battled back from a two-set deficit to force a fifth set against Colorado, but it wasn’t enough as the Buffaloes prevailed, 3-2, on Saturday.
FSHS volleyball fourth
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s volleyball team finished fourth Saturday at the Seaman Tournament.
City reports stolen parking meter
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
The city of Lawrence reported Sept. 17 the theft of a double parking meter from the 800 block of New Hampshire Street.
Amusement center to reopen next month after death of 5-year-old
Venue says incident was result of misuse of equipment
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Wichita amusement center where a 5-year-old boy died in March plans to reopen next month with new padding and other safety measures in place.
Weather damages lead to demolition of town’s church
Building had been closed since 2003
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tears and jeers accompanied the demolition of the St. Ann Catholic Church here, drawing people in for mementoes and photographs of the painful task unfolding before the community’s eyes.
Scientists build robot to help patients with dementia
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scientists in Japan have developed a robot that can aid people with mild dementia by giving verbal reminders about things such as appointments and taking medicine.
Abbas: Settlements block Mideast peace deal
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday there will be no peace deal with Israel unless the Jewish state stops settlement construction in areas the Palestinians claim for their future state.
States slow to act on stimulus spending
Little action on highway projects stunts job growth
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal stimulus money to fix America’s highways is stuck in the slow lane in some states, including a few that are suffering from some of the nation’s highest unemployment rates.
Chavez fights to keep control
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Going into today’s legislative elections, President Hugo Chavez pitched his candidates like a salesman, promising Venezuelans he will give them low-interest credit cards and discounted appliances from washing machines to TV sets.
Karaoke champ wins 1M dumplings
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
A technician for an American telephone company has won the top prize of 1 million Russian dumplings in the Karaoke World Championships.
BP fund czar: Claims will be faster
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should start getting bigger payments faster, the administrator of the fund set up to help them said Saturday.
Ed Miliband to lead Labour Party
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Britain’s opposition Labour Party elected young lawmaker Ed Miliband as its surprise new leader Saturday, after he narrowly defeated his elder and better-known brother in a close run contest to replace ousted prime minister Gordon Brown.
Bomb scare may have been a hoax
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Canadian police are investigating whether a phoned-in hoax caused a Pakistani jet to be diverted to Stockholm for several hours Saturday for fear that one of its passengers was carrying explosives.
Officials in Kan., Okla. considering rail plan
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Officials in Kansas and Oklahoma have been working on a development plan for rail passenger service between the Kansas City area and Oklahoma City, with a stop in Topeka.
5 shot at party near Seton Hall; 1 killed
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A5
A man who was denied access to a private party at an apartment near Seton Hall University left and returned with a handgun, then fatally shot a student and wounded four people, sending screaming partygoers rushing out the door and climbing out windows.
Racist comments online pose quandary for websites
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Although you rarely hear racial insults on Main Street these days, there’s a place where unashamed bigotry is all too easy to find: tossed off in the comments sections of some of the Internet’s most popular websites, today’s virtual Main Street.
No excuses
Nonagenarians maintain rigorous workout routines
September 26, 2010
Dorothy McGregor doesn’t like to drive much anymore. Erma Morgan is legally blind. But, those little things don’t stop the Lawrence 90-somethings from hitting their respective gyms three to five times a week.
Poll: Many think health overhaul should do more
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture’s not that clear cut.
Homicide numbers up in Johnson County
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
With more than three months left in 2010, Johnson County has already surpassed its record number of homicides.
Koch crimes
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
Billionaire Charles Koch reportedly runs privately held Koch Industries as an autocrat, so a case can be made that he is responsible for any malfeasance.
Relic restored
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
The recent Journal-World reported the death of another former Lawrence mayor, Jack Rose. Jack did many good things for our community. One of those, as mayor, which most do not know about: restoration of the Milburn Electric Automobile in Watkins Museum.
Safety issue
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
I recently signed one of those Internet petitions to be sent to my senators. I never know how much good they do, but at least it’s doing something. This one was asking support for pending legislation for more and stricter inspection of the food we eat in the wake of the recent egg problems. I signed, and included a message saying we must do everything we can to protect people’s health.
Sidewalk space
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
I just read the story about the Lawrence City Commission taking up the issue of more sidewalk space being taken up by bars. My question relates to that but does not involve the bars.
Large hail kills fish, geese in KC area
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B5
Missouri conservation biologists say extreme hail last weekend killed fish and Canada geese in the northern part of Kansas City.
Lindsay Lohan spends less than a day in jail
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D5
Lindsay Lohan was freed from a suburban Los Angeles jail late Friday night, well short of the nearly monthlong stay a judge had intended for the actress following a failed drug test.
Horoscope for September 26, 2010
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, you have passion, and others want some of it! Whatever you do, you do 100 percent. You will find that there is little remorse, even if everything doesn’t work out as planned. You will land on your feet if you don’t allow insecurity to flow through. If you are single, romance knocks on your door. This person could be a foreigner or very different. He or she also could live at a distance. If you are attached, the less you trigger and the more you accept your sweetie, the happier you will be as a couple. Taurus tends to be intense.
Thieves targeting signs with interesting names
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
A rural Georgia county is losing about 550 street signs a years to thieves and a commissioner says he has a solution: Make the names boring.
Vatican probes cult-like group
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
It’s a life regimented in excruciating detail, down to the way they eat an orange. Silence is the norm, information is limited, e-mail is screened, close friendships are discouraged and family members are kept at bay — all in the name of God’s will.
Courts vs. Congress: Obama wants power plant suit dismissed
Administration views climate change as an issue for lawmakers
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
Environmentalists say they are surprised and disappointed that the Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to kill a major global warming lawsuit that seeks new limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.
Obama calls GOP’s ‘Pledge to America’ an echo of disaster
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
President Barack Obama says Republicans’ plan to slash taxes and cut spending if the GOP retakes the House in November is no more than “an echo of a disastrous decade we can’t afford to relive.”
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Jessica at Nine’
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D3
Jessica at nine Wakes up snuggly and slow stumbles
Charlie Chan: More than a stereotype?
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D3
The Swede played him most memorably, followed by the portly middle-aged white guy from Missouri. When they were both done and the series was gasping its final breaths, the one-time radio announcer for the Boston Red Sox got a short-lived shot.
GOP’s ‘Pledge to America’ full of poll-tested goals
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
Billed as a “Pledge to America,” the House Republican campaign manifesto is as much political straddle as conservative call to action, long on poll-tested goals, short on controversial specifics and designed to reassure independent voters who abandoned the party in the last two elections.
Drainage improvements combine function, personality
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D8
Lawrence residents Jan and Kent McCullough use a dry creek to keep water away from their home’s foundation.
40 years ago: Numbering scheme devised for county roads
September 26, 2010
Douglas County commissioners accepted a plan to place number signs on all county roads. East-west roads were to be numbered in the 400 series, with numbers increasing towards the south. North-south roads would be numbered in the 1000 series, increasing toward the east. The estimated cost of the project was $6,000, and between 300 and 500 signs were expected to be needed.
100 years ago: Lawrence invaded by professional pickpockets
September 26, 2010
A small army of professional pickpockets invaded Lawrence this morning. They have all been spotted by the authorities and a detachment of plain clothes men will be detailed to watch them this evening.
Debate imperative
Candidates in the Kansas governor’s race owe it to voters to participate in non-partisan televised debates.
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
Even if a candidate for statewide office has a full schedule of personal appearances across Kansas, the vast majority of Kansas voters never see a candidate in person.
Men plead guilty in mortgage scheme
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Two men have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to mortgage fraud.
Man from Ala., 39, killed in 2-car accident
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
A 39-year-old Alabama man has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in western Kansas.
China knows economic momentum is tenuous
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B7
The world sees China as an economic juggernaut. It’s growing at a dizzying annual rate of 10 percent as the rest of the world struggles out of recession. Its big cities are jammed with new cars, new buildings and Prada, Gucci and Cartier boutiques — the real thing, not knockoffs. It just blew past Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy.
First ladies belong to evolving, exclusive club
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B7
There were many affecting scenes at this month’s ceremony in the Pennsylvania meadow where the 40 men and women who became the heroes of Flight 93 before they became the victims of Flight 93 were commemorated. There were the tearful reunions of the surviving families. There were the pensive moments as hundreds of Americans, scarred by what happened there nine years ago, looked out upon the vast Shanksville field where a $60 million memorial is to be constructed. And there was one memorable embrace.
Mortgages
September 26, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 94 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
September 26, 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:
Ford plans to open engine plant in China
September 26, 2010 in print edition on E1
Ford and Chinese partner, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Ltd., plan to build a $500 million engine plant in China.
Rental code enforcement leaves much to be desired
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Brian Markowitz thought the e-mail was odd.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C5
Through three games this season, Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb had been sacked an average of four times a game.
NMSU beat up by KU
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C4
New Mexico State quarterback Matt Christian nursed more than a bruised ego after the Aggies’ 42-16 loss to Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Big 12 football roundup: No. 7 Texas stunned by UCLA
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C6
Johnathan Franklin rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown Saturday, and UCLA stunned Texas on its home field again.
Behind the Lens: Adventures in film, part II
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D2
My adventure shooting 35mm film in an old camera was a lot of fun and fairly successful. It was a slightly odd experience because I hadn’t shot film in several years.
Jayhawks pick up pace
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C5
Johnathan Wilson said the Kansas University football coaches had greater intensity during practice in the days leading up to the Jayhawks’ 42-16 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.
Kansas’ James Sims special
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C1
It seemed such a strange move when first-year Kansas University football coach Turner Gill took his most productive returning offensive player and sent him to the other side of the line of scrimmage to play linebacker.
Busch sets wins record at Dover
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch set a single-season record for wins in the Nationwide Series, taking the checkered flag for the 11th time in only 23 races on Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
Michigan St. did its ailing coach proud
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C2
Michigan State happily accommodated its recuperating head coach with a stress-free afternoon.
Rock ’em, sock ’em: Ags KO’d by KU’s 1-2 punch
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C1
The dash came early, the smash came late, and Kansas University’s football team finally came away with a result that was expected.
On hand for Hall ceremony, Miles to pursue NBA
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C1
Aaron Miles, who played pro basketball in Greece last season, leaves Lawrence today for what he hopes is an even greater adventure — one in the NBA.
Timeshare at RB paying off for K.C.
Veteran Jones, speedster Charles igniting Chiefs offense
September 26, 2010 in print edition on C2
Question his use of running backs, and Todd Haley fires back with a question of his own. “What’s our record?”
Wheel Genius: Road work planned during this week
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Road construction planned for the week of September 26, 2010.
Residents clear medicine cabinets of old prescriptions
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Six bins and 181 pounds later, Lawrence residents have rid their medicine cabinets of old, expired and useless drugs.
Farm celebrates day just for alpacas
Owners hope to educate others about animal
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Five years ago, Claudia Hey was looking for animals the could fill the pastures that were once home to her family’s dairy cows.
Convicted murderer moving forward
September 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
The 30-year-old front page headline asks the question: “Murder or suicide?”
Hawker Beechcraft lays off 350
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
Hawker Beechcraft became the second airplane maker in Kansas this week to announce layoffs when it announced plans Friday to cut 350 jobs
Around and about in local business
September 26, 2010 in print edition on E1
News from the local business scene for September 26, 2010.
It’s not a career, but it can pay bills
September 26, 2010 in print edition on E1
If you’re among the millions of Americans who have been out of work for what seems like an eternity, you may have to consider taking a “survival job” to keep paying your bills.
City commission agenda for September 28
Potential Horizon 2020 changes on the table
September 26, 2010 in print edition on B5
The city commission agenda for the September 28, 2010 meeting.
James Bond in real life: British spies spill secrets in official MI6 history
September 26, 2010 in print edition on D3
It’s James Bond, with bureaucracy and cramped office space.