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Frosty weather on the way
November 5, 2003
(Web Posted Wednesday at 12:08 p.m.) You’ll probably be OK Thursday morning. But you might want to make sure you have an ice scraper ready for your windshield Friday morning, said a local weather forecaster.
Media disagree with coaches, tap Jayhawks to win Big 12 Conference again
November 5, 2003
For the first time in the seven-year history of the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball preseason media polls, there is disagreement.
Fort Hays student dies of alcohol poisoning
November 5, 2003
K.C. light rail among losers of elections
November 5, 2003
Rep. Ernie Fletcher easily won the Kentucky governor’s race Tuesday, ousting Democrats from power after 32 years. Washington lobbyist Haley Barbour was leading in his bid to unseat Mississippi Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove as the GOP sought to build on gains in the South.
Democratic memo attacks ‘dubious motives’ for war
November 5, 2003
A simmering political struggle behind the Senate inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq boiled over publicly Tuesday with the disclosure of a Democratic memo outlining strategies for “exposing the administration’s dubious motives” behind the war.
Mutual fund scandal hits Prudential
SEC likely to file more charges against firms
November 5, 2003
The government is conducting a broad sweep of the mutual fund industry and more charges are likely in the growing scandal in the $7 trillion business, a top enforcement official said Tuesday.
American takes over oil giant
Yukos CEO steps down after arrest
November 5, 2003
An American oil executive on Tuesday was named as the new chief executive officer of Yukos, Russia’s biggest and most embattled company.
Briefly
November 5, 2003
¢ Polish philosopher wins first Kluge Prize ¢ End to Cuba embargo urged ¢ Scientist raises concern about silicone implants
Tips on cleaning, cooking wild birds
November 5, 2003
My husband and son are going pheasant hunting this weekend. How should they field dress the birds to keep them safe to eat?
Praise for Johnny Cash flows on CMA Awards
November 5, 2003
Vince Gill hosts the 37th annual Country Music Assn. Awards (7 p.m., CBS). While the winners are yet to be announced, the emotional highlight of the evening is hardly in doubt: A stage full of singers will perform a special song in honor of Johnny Cash. The Man in Black, who died at age 71 on Sept. 12, is nominated for four CMA awards. Singers Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. lead the tribute to Cash.
Homer E. Laughlin
November 5, 2003
Charles L. Walker
November 5, 2003
Costs of care
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether patients have a right to sue health insurance companies that make bad decisions.
November 5, 2003
A pair of cases that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court raise fundamental questions about who is in control of health care decisions in this country. Is it doctors? Patients? Or health insurance companies?
West Nile thought to sicken elephant
Kansas City Zoo euthanizes animal
November 5, 2003
Kansas City Zoo officials said it was likely West Nile virus that sickened the zoo’s only remaining male elephant, which had to be euthanized.
Family alleges unfair targeting of suspect in westside burglaries
November 5, 2003
Police and prosecutors made more allegations Tuesday against a 20-year-old man suspected in a rash of west-side burglaries, but the man said he was the victim of police harassment.
EPA green lights most of state’s water standards
November 5, 2003
Most water quality standards drafted in recent years by legislators and largely embraced by agricultural groups received the approval Tuesday of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Fort Riley soldier on leave meets son
November 5, 2003
Primary plan backfires on Democrats
November 5, 2003
There has always been a risk that Terry McAuliffe’s decision to speed up the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would backfire on his party — and now that risk looms larger than ever.
Low-carb recipes
November 5, 2003
Karen Barnaby, best-selling author and executive chef of The Fish House in Stanley Park, Vancouver, teaches low-carb cooking classes. Here’s some of her recipes.
Review of diversion payments ordered
Pratt County probe linked to charges against prosecutor
November 5, 2003
Pratt County commissioners have ordered an investigation of court records from the past three years after the county’s chief prosecutor was accused of misusing public funds.
Reporter’s satirical novel targets state politics
November 5, 2003
In a few days, Kansas politicians and their hangers-on will probably be buzzing about “The Things That Are Caesar’s,” a satirical novel about Kansas politics by Wichita Eagle reporter Bud Norman.
Crowd grills Bryant, Payton
Milwaukee fans rough, but Lakers prevail
November 5, 2003
Gary Payton figures his job is to take the pressure off Kobe Bryant by bringing the ball upcourt. Tuesday night in Milwaukee, he also took the heat off him.
Too close for comfort
KU gives Self victory in his debut
November 5, 2003
Suffice it to say, Bill Self is happy to get his first game as Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach out of the way. “It wasn’t exactly what I bargained for,” Self, the Jayhawks’ new coach, said of Tuesday’s somewhat scary, 91-87 come-from-behind exhibition victory over EA Sports All-Stars, a team that lost to Wyoming by 10 points Saturday. “We wouldn’t have won the game if it was not in Allen Fieldhouse.”
Public radio exceeds fund-raising goals
November 5, 2003
Fall pledge drives are paying better-than-expected dividends for the state’s public radio stations.
Melissa A. Wingert
November 5, 2003
Peltier denied parole hearing
American Indian’s attorney weighing Supreme Court appeal
November 5, 2003
A federal appeals court refused to grant a parole hearing Tuesday to American Indian advocate Leonard Peltier in the 1975 slayings of two FBI agents on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Horoscopes
November 5, 2003
U.S. vodka shakes up competition
Minnesota cooperative stirs up profits with award-winning upscale beverage
November 5, 2003
Upscale vodkas like Absolut and Skyy are getting some competition from an unexpected corner of the world, the western Minnesota prairie.
On the record
November 5, 2003
Democrats attack Dean on Confederate flag remarks
November 5, 2003
Howard Dean, under fire from his Democratic rivals, stubbornly refused to apologize Tuesday night for saying the party must court Southerners with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.
Ailing QB Whittemore should return for Jayhawks
November 5, 2003
Bill Whittemore was back on the practice field, throwing passes to his receivers Tuesday at Kansas University. Before too long, the Jayhawks’ injured senior quarterback could be back on the playing field.
Numbers don’t add up for Virginia Tech
Computer rankings in BCS system ignore common sense
November 5, 2003
Attention all Hokie math nerds, and you know who you are: Let’s attempt to decipher, without aid of calculator, computer or slide rule, what must happen for Virginia Tech’s football team to qualify for the national title game.
Atchison blanks Tongie, 39-0
November 5, 2003
After racking up 25 points in the third quarter, Atchison flew away with a 39-0 bi-district win Tuesday night over Tonganoxie High at Amelia Earhart Field.
People
November 5, 2003
¢ It’s a boy for Letterman ¢ Sharpton to host ‘SNL’ ¢ Recuperating at home ¢ Classic car on the block
Wrong message
November 5, 2003
City briefs
November 5, 2003
¢ District doles out school suspensions ¢ Runza to buy books with percentage of sales ¢ Lawrence architect joins state board
City briefs
November 5, 2003
¢ B-2 bomber to fly over Lawrence Saturday ¢ Candidate’s supporters to meet in Lawrence ¢ Hughes center proposal tops Carnegie use ideas
Proper terms
November 5, 2003
Commodities
November 5, 2003
Omelet makes quick, easy meal
November 5, 2003
An omelet with onion, bell pepper and chili is an easy-to-make dish with style and substance.
Jayni cooks up recipes to help keep chill off
November 5, 2003
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Warming Meals from the Oven.”
Short & sweet
November 5, 2003
¢ J-W hungry for readers’ Thanksgiving favorites ¢ Author offers ideas for handling caramel
Vermeil sees very little not to like in K.C.
November 5, 2003
After two years of patient building and honing his third NFL team, Dick Vermeil carefully laid out a plan for the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs.
Winning five in row has Patriots thinking of Super Bowl year
November 5, 2003
The New England Patriots are starting to have that look again. After opening the season with a slew of injuries and a near mutiny, Bill Belichick’s team has won five consecutive games. The latest came thanks to some shrewd coaching and some good luck that’s reminding the rest of the NFL how this team won the Super Bowl just two seasons ago.
Lawsuit against Manning can proceed, judge rules
November 5, 2003
A female athletic trainer’s defamation lawsuit can proceed against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and his father, a judge ruled.
Arafat blocks formation of new Palestinian Cabinet
November 5, 2003
Yasser Arafat delayed the formation of a new Cabinet on Tuesday by blocking his premier’s choice for security chief, a move that will slow efforts to restart peace talks with Israel after a three-month freeze, Palestinian officials said.
Minting of state quarters reaches the halfway point
November 5, 2003
On the road to change, the quarters are halfway there.
N.H. keeps title as stingiest state
November 5, 2003
New Hampshire is holding tightly to its distinction as the stingiest state, according to an annual index of charitable giving.
District looking for land to build schools
November 5, 2003
The Lawrence school district is likely to look to the northwest and southeast for open land suitable for future school construction, a school board member said Tuesday. “What you want to do is have an inventory of land, so we’re not out buying land when the prices have gone through the roof,” Sue Morgan said.
Rezoning action calls for research park uses
City denies request for residential buffer from neighborhood group
November 5, 2003
A Lawrence neighborhood association won a partial victory Tuesday to keep a hotel out of its back yard. Lawrence city commissioners voted unanimously to rezone the 11-acre tract off Legends and Research Park drives from commercial to research park uses.
Teachers feeling pressure of ‘highly qualified’ mandate
November 5, 2003
School districts are feeling pressure to raise academic performance because of the federal No Child Left Behind law, but students aren’t the only ones under the microscope.
Area briefs
November 5, 2003
¢ Banker’s gift to KU to endow professorship ¢ ‘Code-talker’ to appear on ‘River City Weekly’ ¢ Reagan, Bush press aide to receive White citation ¢ Former congressmen to visit Baker campus
Correction
November 5, 2003
A photo of Lawrence schools Supt. Randy Weseman and a group of preschoolers in Tuesday’s Journal-World was taken earlier this fall. The caption was incorrect.
Cholesterol study yields significant reductions
Artery-clearing treatment compared to ‘liquid Drano’
November 5, 2003
Intravenous doses of a synthetic component of “good” cholesterol reduced artery disease in just six weeks in a small study with startlingly big implications for treating the nation’s No. 1 killer.
Bush tours destruction from California wildfires
November 5, 2003
President Bush on Tuesday toured the charred forests and communities of San Diego County, as forecasts of weekend rain intensified concerns about possible mudslides in the more than 740,000 acres stripped bare by Southern California’s fires.
County to review possibility of half-cent sales tax for schools
November 5, 2003
If public schools in Douglas County are going to reap the benefits of a new countywide sales tax, the levy first must be approved by the Kansas Legislature and county voters.
Lecompton mother dies after fight with cancer
Fund-raisers helped family pay medical bills
November 5, 2003
Melissa Wingert was a fighter, but her long bout with cancer got the best of her Monday.
Five schools join Big East
Conference should be basketball power
November 5, 2003
The Big East’s expansion returns the conference to its roots as a premier basketball league. Football is another story.
New Chicago skipper off to bad start
Guillen may have unnecessarily alienated Thomas during introductory news conference
November 5, 2003
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Ozzie Guillen already has lost the war with Frank Thomas. He did it by all but begging Thomas to reprise his long-running role of enfant terrible.
James-Anthony rivalry to get started tonight
November 5, 2003
Russell vs. Chamberlain. Bird vs. Magic. Jordan vs. Everyone.
Bye week rejuvenated struggling Cyclones
Iowa State hopes to finish second half of Big 12 Conference schedule strong after stumbling to 0-4 start
November 5, 2003
Iowa State would rather be called something other than spoiler in the final stretch. Winner would be coach Dan McCarney’s preference.
RedHawks topple Bowling Green
November 5, 2003
Ben Roethlisberger let the defense take top billing. Miami of Ohio’s swarming defense forced quarterback Josh Harris to fumble three times Tuesday night, setting up short drives and a 33-10 victory over No. 15 Bowling Green.
CU’s Bloom pondering skiing career
November 5, 2003
Colorado receiver Jeremy Bloom said the team’s disappointing season will not be a factor when he decides whether to come back next year or concentrate on his skiing career.
Bawanan, Pryor pace Jayhawks
November 5, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s golf team finished 11th at the 18-team Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C.
KU men place 7th
November 5, 2003
Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot a three-round total of 876 to place seventh in the 15-team 2003 Prestige tournament Tuesday on the par-72 the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course in La Quinta, Calif.
Jayhawks’ Smith, Miller honored
November 5, 2003
Caroline Smith, the most prolific scorer in Kansas University soccer history, has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference team by league coaches. Also named to the first team was KU goalie Meghan Miller.
KU volleyball to face Tigers
Jayhawks setting sights on postseason berth
November 5, 2003
With eight matches remaining in the Big 12 Conference season, the Kansas University volleyball team is on the NCAA Tournament hot seat once again.
6Sports video: Mangino looks at KU’s defense
November 5, 2003
Although Nebraska’s not known for its pass offense, KU coach Mark Mangino isn’t discounting it following the Jayhawks’ performance at Texas A&M.
6Sports video: Starting spot saved for Whittemore
November 5, 2003
Bill Whittemore is “well on his way” to being recovered from the injury sustained during the game at Kansas State.
6News video: Agencies strapped for cash
November 5, 2003
The state of the economy has left service agencies with smaller budgets and increased demand.
6News video: Courtroom chaotic during sentencing
November 5, 2003
An Emporia man had to be restrained on the way in and out of the courtroom Tuesday during his sentencing for his role in a kidnaming in March.
6News video: City seeks research park rezoning
November 5, 2003
There will be no hotel built in a tract off Legends and Research Park drives thanks to a unanimous City Commission vote to rezone the land. However, nearby residents did not get their wish for a residential zone between their homes and the research park.
6News video: Homeowner’s body believed found in ruins
November 5, 2003
A body believed to be that of Mary Powell, 79, was recovered Tuesday as firefighters searched the ruins of her house, which was destroyed Monday by fire.
Wellsville runs over Humboldt
Eagles’ ground game gains 226 yards, six touchdowns
November 5, 2003
Junior Kelsey Currin and senior Gary Van Horn scored three touchdowns each Friday night, leading Wellsville to a 48-20 victory over Humboldt in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.
6Sports video: Bulldogs blast Cardinals, 43-18
November 5, 2003
Baldwin had all the answers Tuesday night as the Bulldogs defeated Eudora to advance to a Saturday matchup with KC-Piper.
6Sports video: Chieftains shut down by Redmen
November 5, 2003
A brutal third quarter and a good game from Atchison’s Jeff Boldrige left a scoreless Tonganoxie behind Tuesday night.
Task force aims to spur life sciences
31-member group to promote industry’s potential in Lawrence
November 5, 2003
A new task force has been formed to study how Lawrence can better attract high-paying, high tech jobs in the life sciences industry.
Feds target Wal-Mart in immigrant probe
November 5, 2003
Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it had received a “target letter” from the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleging the world’s largest retailer violated federal immigration laws.
Daily ticker
November 5, 2003
Briefcase
November 5, 2003
¢ Farmland finds buyer for Lawrence equipment ¢ HealthSouth founder denies fraud charges ¢ Southwest cutting call center locations ¢ Feds to retry banker
Court questions terms of Microsoft settlement
November 5, 2003
A federal appeals court Tuesday aggressively questioned key provisions of the antitrust settlement Microsoft Corp. negotiated with the Bush administration, but it stopped short of suggesting it may throw out the agreement and favor tougher sanctions against the world’s largest software company.
Woodling: Padgett impressive in opener
November 5, 2003
At times Tuesday night I had flashbacks to the near past when a Kansas University basketball player wearing the digit 4 scored, rebounded, defended and played hard all the time. That would be Nick Collison, of course. Maybe the flashbacks were because KU freshman David Padgett’s uniform has a pair of 4s, but more likely it was because Padgett scored 16 points in just 22 minutes in his collegiate debut.
Fox News a success story
November 5, 2003
Liberals may think they’ve found their Bernard Goldberg, the former CBS News correspondent who is making himself a good living writing books about what he perceived as bias at CBS.
Stop the scary school rhetoric
November 5, 2003
Just before Halloween, educators, concerned citizens and political leaders in Lawrence took time from their trick-or-treat preparations to discuss federal education policy and what it means for their community.
County-level officials given state revenue jobs
November 5, 2003
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has reached into the ranks of county government to fill two key jobs in the Department of Revenue.
Atkins debate
High-protein, low-carbohydrate diet helping trim area residents’ waistlines
November 5, 2003
Christina Neavitt had enough. The Lecompton resident was tired of being overweight, and she decided to do something about it. Neavitt, 41, decided to consult with her family practice physician, Mary Vernon, M.D., who specializes in bariatric medicine, the medically supervised treatment of obesity and its associated conditions.
Diet doesn’t cause deprivation
November 5, 2003
I’m probably the last person anyone should listen to about the Atkins Diet, because I’ve broken as many rules as I’ve followed.
Heavenly treat awaits skygazers
Lunar eclipse to grace skies Saturday
November 5, 2003
From a scientific standpoint, Saturday’s total eclipse of the moon doesn’t mean much. But Barbara Anthony-Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy at Kansas University, predicted people would go out in droves to observe the event nonetheless, just as they have throughout history.
Kidnap convict enraged in court
Defendant dragged in, out of sentencing
November 5, 2003
All the kicking and screaming in the world won’t keep Scott L. Staggs out of prison. The Emporia man, who twice previously had refused to come to court for his sentencing, was ordered Tuesday to nearly 60 years in prison for his role in a March kidnapping in North Lawrence.
Turkey’s hesitation may lead to U.S. reserve call-ups
November 5, 2003
In a major setback to U.S. efforts to attract military help in Iraq, a Turkish official said Tuesday his country wouldn’t send peacekeeping troops without a significant change in the situation there. That makes it virtually certain the United States will have to send thousands more U.S. reservists early next year.
U.S. installation in Iraq comes under fire again
November 5, 2003
Three explosions rocked the heavily fortified presidential palace compound Tuesday night where many U.S. officials live and work, wounding four people in the second such attack on the complex in the Iraqi capital in 10 days.
All-Star: KU in ‘transition’
Former Illini Johnson says Jayhawks lucky to land Self
November 5, 2003
Lucas Johnson pounded his fists on the paint on James Naismith court Tuesday, regretting the late turnover he’d just thrown away that proved costly in Kansas University’s 91-87 victory over the EA Sports All-Stars at Allen Fieldhouse.
Baldwin’s 1-2 punch KO’s Eudora
November 5, 2003
After the final whistle pierced the chilly air Tuesday, the Eudora High football team was left seeing stars — two of them, to be exact, named Micah Mason and Andy Hannon. Baldwin High’s sensational run-pass combination was more than a handful to a usually tough Eudora defense, combining for 316 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-18 Baldwin victory.
Fatal fire engulfs house
Lecompton woman found dead in home
November 5, 2003
Mary Powell was noted around Lecompton for the berry pies she baked, and her quiet friendliness. In fact, friends wonder if she may have been baking pies Monday night when a fire broke out in her home at 437 N. 1950 Road, about two miles southwest of Lecompton. A body believed to be that of Powell, 79, was recovered Tuesday as firefighters searched the ruins of her house.
Illegal immigrant has U.S. Army caught in a legal dilemma
November 5, 2003
Pvt. Juan Escalante is an Army mechanic who repaired Humvees and tanks under threat of ambush in Iraq. He guarded prisoners of war in Iraq, and his comrades in the Third Infantry Division gave him a combat patch, recognizing his bravery.
Logging blamed in flood disaster
November 5, 2003
A devastating flood in Indonesia that left more than 200 people dead or missing has driven home a stark warning: rampant logging in Sumatra’s forests is harming not only endangered animals but humans too.
New rules restrict sale of rodents
Prevention sought against another monkeypox outbreak
November 5, 2003
Health experts in Kansas said Tuesday that new federal guidelines on the sale and transport of rodents that carry monkeypox would help stave off an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease.
KU’s Langford sorely missed
November 5, 2003
A sore right knee kept Kansas University junior Keith Langford from playing in Tuesday’s 91-87 exhibition victory over the EA Sports All-Stars. The circumstances surrounding the soreness in the knee — the one operated on Sept. 30 — were a sore spot for KU coach Bill Self.
Panthers pummel, oust Cyclones
November 5, 2003
The only solace Ottawa High’s football team found Tuesday night was that the bus had a working heater on it for the ride home. There was little other way to lift the Cyclones’ spirits following a season-ending, 35-14 loss on a frigid night at Paola, a team that ended their season for the second straight year in the first round of the state playoffs.
Briefly
November 5, 2003
¢ Four dead, five wounded in smugglers’ shootout ¢ Indians’ attorneys suspicious of secretary