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Report: Prosecutions up for war zone crime
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
A Marine in Iraq sent home $43,000 in stolen cash by hiding it in a footlocker among American flags. A soldier shipped thousands more concealed in a toy stuffed animal. An embassy employee tricked the State Department into wiring $240,000 into his foreign bank account.
Studies challenge wisdom of GOP candidates’ plans
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation’s ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing.
Can Kodak rescue itself via a patent bonanza?
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
Picture this: Kodak — the company that invented the first digital camera in 1975, and developed the photo technology inside most cellphones and digital devices — is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 131-year history.
NATO convoy bomb stresses need to extend protection to Kabul
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
The weekend suicide bombing of a NATO convoy that killed 17 people in Kabul adds urgency to the U.S.-led coalition’s work to expand a security bubble around the Afghan capital.
Skeptic finds he now agrees that global warming is real
Physicist’s research partly funded by Charles Koch Foundation
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong.
String of burglaries on Sunday involves at least 10 cars
October 30, 2011
At least 10 vehicles were broken into between midnight on Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of W. 28th St.
Optimism, laughter have been key for Lawrence resident with rare form of asthma
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A1
AmyLynne Bellfi was 23 when her lungs stopped working. She had a rare form of asthma made much worse when a doctor gave her aspirin, a drug she wasn’t supposed to have.
Increasing Amtrak use in Lawrence cited as good reason for city to buy depot
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A1
The number of people using Lawrence’s Amtrak depot is on the rise, according to new numbers.
Some KU professors concerned about demand-driven library acquisitions
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
Faculty members in Kansas University’s history department have expressed their dissatisfaction with one recommendation of KU’s “Changing for Excellence” initiative involving demand-driven acquisition of library materials.
Kansas guards Tyshawn Taylor, Elijah Johnson will miss KU’s two exhibition games for violation of team rules
06:26 p.m., October 30, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas guards Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson will not play in KU’s two exhibition games for violating team rules during the offseason, coach Bill Self announced Sunday.
Former lawyer in missing Lisa Irwin case to speak
October 30, 2011
A former lawyer for the Kansas City family of a missing baby says she will keep working to find the child.
Analysis: Closing state pension gap still expensive
October 30, 2011
A commission examining Kansas’ public pension system still must tackle the daunting issue of closing the system’s long-term funding gap, a task likely to prove expensive no matter what emerges from its discussions.
Authorities name 3 men killed in Atchison grain elevator blast; total of 6 feared dead
11:20 a.m., October 30, 2011 Updated 12:02 a.m. in print edition on A3
Three young men were killed in a thunderous explosion at a Kansas grain elevator and recovery efforts for three other people presumed dead were being hampered by the damage, authorities said late Sunday.
Search policy violates rights
October 30, 2011
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated …” — Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Will Republicans settle for Romney?
October 30, 2011
The Republican presidential dynamic — various candidates rise and recede; Mitt Romney remains at about 25 percent support — is peculiar because conservatives correctly believe it is important to defeat Barack Obama but unimportant that Romney be president. This is not cognitive dissonance.
Enrollment outreach
Kansas University should take note of the creative steps taken by other state universities to boost their enrollment numbers.
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A11
As Kansas University looks at ways to increase its enrollment, it might look at some of the creative approaches being taken by other universities in the state.
Air Force ROTC students get ‘realistic’ glimpse of deployment in exercise
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
A masked, armed man sneaks between parked cars, edging closer and closer to the unit’s base. A civilian, not quite sure what is going on either, speaks loudly and aggressively in broken Arabic. Another bounces a basketball, his movements jerky and erratic as he, too, gets closer to the precious base.
Around and about in local business
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A2
Local business news for the week ending October 29, 2011.
Kansas groups partner for haunted house fundraiser
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A2
When the dark side of Garden City materializes, it’s hard not to look on the bright side.
Pump patrol
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.23 at several stations.
Tennessee protesters defy curfew a 3rd time
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
Occupy Wall Street protesters and state officials in Tennessee squared off for a third consecutive night Saturday, even though a local judge has consistently refused to jail the demonstrators.
Artists show off storied work as patrons tour studios
October 30, 2011
Diana Dunkley looks at a large painting full of dark, deep colors and swirls. It’s displayed pristinely at 1019 Del.— it’s her studio space, her painting, but she’s talking excitedly about, well, the excitement of talking about art.
Man pleads guilty in 1981 shooting death
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 50-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the 1981 shooting death of a Kansas postal worker during a robbery.
Kansas Land Trust to hold mushroom hunt
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A4
Bring a basket and a garden knife, and you might leave with some choice mushrooms.
Public invited to meet Journal-World editors during open house Nov. 8
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
Please join us for Coffee with the Editors from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the News Center, 645 N.H.
Former colleague of abortion doctor Tiller blames state for his death
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A3
When Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed in 2009, and the murderer was still on the loose, someone close to Tiller told Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus she needed to leave her house as a precaution.
Starters return to preserve UT shutout
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B4
Without asking anyone, Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho ran back onto the field. Immediately, linebacker Keenan Robinson followed him.
Girls CC gives Seabury first title
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
Don’t get Christi Douglas wrong.
Albert Pujols decision can wait for Cardinals
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B11
Albert Pujols tried to give away nothing during the celebration, tried to stay in the moment. But what a moment it was.
Cards, Rangers give baseball quite a run in Series
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B11
David Freese swooped in, expecting Elvis Andrus to bunt. He did, but the ball trickled wide of the line.
Improving defense helping Chiefs save season
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B2
Sometimes late at night, when Todd Haley is walking through the Kansas City Chiefs’ complex, he hears what sounds like furtive whispers behind closed doors.
NBA talks need economic move to end the lockout
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B2
Anyone who has been to a car dealership, or bought a home, understands how negotiating works.
Rebeka Stowe, Kansas CC teams place 7th
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Rebeka Stowe collected All-Big 12 honors for the second-consecutive season after she placed seventh at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Stowe’s finish propelled the women’s team to a seventh-place team finish, while senior Austin Bussing also paced the KU men to seventh in the team standings.
Jeff Van Gundy a fan of Allen Fieldhouse
Ex-coach gives Bill Self a little love, too
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
Jeff Van Gundy has made a vow that his first trip to Allen Fieldhouse will not be his last.
Young Haskell falls, 40-0
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B9
The young Haskell Indian Nations University football team is learning.
Baldwin girls win fifth-straight cross country title
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B9
Baldwin High’s girls cross country dynasty continued Saturday at the Class 4A state meet.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: Keeston Terry steps up for KU
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B4
Red-shirt freshman Keeston Terry, a safety who has struggled to overcome injuries throughout 2011, finished Saturday’s 43-0 loss to Texas with 15 tackles and delivered what many believed was his best performance of the season.
Another sorry trip to Austin
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the second time in three years, a Kansas University football coach sitting on the hottest seat in college football came into Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with his reeling team.
No offense taken: Jayhawks futilely founder along
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
Stick together. Keep working. Move forward. For the past several weeks, those have been the words used by Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and his coaching staff to encourage a struggling football team.
25 years ago: Developers release plans for downtown shopping mall
October 30, 2011
The plans included space for three major department stores as well as smaller mall shops, a food court, and 1,450 parking spaces.
40 years ago: Football, Band Day to go on in spite of ‘miserable’ weather
October 30, 2011
Rain chances were pegged at 60 percent for the next day’s KU game.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 30, 2011
Road work planned for the week of October 31, 2011.
100 years ago: Full docket keeps police court busy past 3 a.m.
October 30, 2011
“When W. P. Torrance woke up in the city holdover this morning he did not know where he was. At last he recognized the grated windows and realized his position.”
High school marching bands compete in festival at KU
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
Brass met artificial grass Saturday as 21 high school marching bands competed at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Flood defenses hold off peak tides
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
Defenses shielding the center of Thailand’s capital from the nation’s worst floods in nearly 60 years mostly held at critical peak tides Saturday, as the waters began to recede after killing almost 400 people. But the threat to central Bangkok was not over, the prime minister said, and the city’s northern districts remained submerged along with much of the countryside.
Lego man to stay in police custody
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
Lego man is going to stay in police custody for three months.
Surfer hospitalized after shark attack
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
A shark attacked a surfer Saturday off a California beach, biting him in the neck and arm and sending him to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Billboard battle: ‘Wanted’ posters vs. blight fight
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
Nearly a decade ago, a suburban Kansas City man desperately searching for his teenage daughter’s killer divined an idea: Place a “wanted” poster with the suspect’s picture on a billboard.
Immigration battle recalls civil rights history
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
The epicenter of the fight over the nation’s patchwork of immigration laws is not Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico and became a common site for boycotts. Nor was it any of the four states that were next to pass their own crackdowns.
GOP rivals focus on flat taxes, smaller government
October 30, 2011 in print edition on C9
On jobs and taxes, the top Republican presidential rivals are locked in a fierce game of one-upmanship. They’re all trying to outdo each other in offering the boldest economic plan for the campaign to unseat President Barack Obama next November.
Horoscope for Oct. 30
October 30, 2011
Take command of your life this year. Others could be taken aback by your strength and directness. You easily could antagonize a higher-up. If you are single, you draw more than your fair share of suitors. Enjoy the popularity. If you are attached, your sweetie seems more upbeat and positive. Manifest a mutual goal. Capricorn enjoys your perspective.
Cartoon a bit brutish, but funny
October 30, 2011
The new cartoon comedy “Allen Gregory” (7:30 p.m., Fox) borders on original. And odd. And audacious, subversive, peculiar and funny. And not a little nasty.
Behind the Lens: Wide-angle lens wizardry
October 30, 2011
If you like to be in the middle of the action when it comes to taking photographs, the wide-angle lens is for you.
Garden Calendar: Ready your mower and other machines for a long winter
October 30, 2011
A little preventative maintenance can go a long way.
KSU studies snake’s ability to clone itself
October 30, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas State University assistant professor of biology Eva Horne is keeping her eye on a copperhead snake that’s been living in her house the past several months.
Lynn Robinson 7th; FSHS girls 9th
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B5
Sometimes, even a happy ending can be difficult.
Firebirds’ Kain Anderson runner-up at state
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B1
Sometimes when cross country runners finish a race, their bodies momentarily give out due to the amount of effort they have just exerted.
Home field proved costly for Rangers
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B11
It is over now, and Ron Washington’s first order of business for 2012 is to do a better job managing. In the All-Star Game.
KU swimming upends Illini
October 30, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team won its second-straight meet, a 174.5-118.5 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.