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KU wins grant to study disabled community’s views of Human Genome Project
November 25, 2003
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:45 a.m.) Kansas University announced Tuesday it has received a grant to look into how people with disabilities view the ethical, legal and social implications of the Human Genome Project.
Jerry Russell
November 25, 2003
Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified after six decades
November 25, 2003
Nearly 62 years after their parents were told their brother was presumed dead in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Flora Mae Young and her sisters learned Monday that his remains finally have been identified.
Texas spanks Sam Houston
November 25, 2003
The score had the look of the freewheeling offenses Tom Penders and Abe Lemons used to run at Texas.
6News video: Sunday sales flat for Lawrence liquor
November 25, 2003
Lawrence liquor store owners say they haven’t seen a sales spike from new regulations that let them stay open on Sundays.
6Sports video: Jayhawks dismantle Iowa State
November 25, 2003
A healthy Bill Whittemore lead KU to a Senior Day victory and bowl eligibility.
Briefly
November 25, 2003
¢ Campus makes stink about tree poaching ¢ 20 prisoners released from Guantanamo
Briefly
November 25, 2003
¢ Engine failure blamed for U.S. copter crash ¢ Lawmakers compromise on media ownership ¢ Government auditing NEA
Boston College upends WSU
November 25, 2003
County to try Internet auction of surplus property
November 25, 2003
Douglas County officials are hoping the Internet can help them dump two aging trucks and pick up some much-needed revenue.
Muslims worldwide celebrate end of Ramadan
Monthlong holiday marked with violence
November 25, 2003
A Ramadan marked by violence in the Middle East ended across most of the region Monday night, as Muslims prepared for the three-day Eid el-Fitr holiday that closes the holy month of fasting.
Daily ticker
November 25, 2003
Sunday liquor store sales flat in Lawrence
Owners say city’s vote hasn’t spiked business
November 25, 2003
When the Lawrence City Commission voted in July to allow liquor stores to open for business on Sundays, the vote was supposed to help increase sales. Instead, some liquor store owners say sales have been as flat as old beer.
Bruised right knee bothersome to Graves
November 25, 2003
Jeff Graves’ right knee has been bothering him big time since he suffered a hard fall at a Kansas University basketball practice eight days ago. “I’ve got to deal with it. It’s a little sore. That’s really about it,” Graves, the 6-foot-9, 255-pound senior center said Monday on the eve of tonight’s KU-Michigan State battle (8:05 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse).
Kansas wary of Spartans
Jayhawks not buying ‘soft’ talk
November 25, 2003
Tom Izzo questioned the manhood of his Michigan State basketball players after last Friday’s 64-52 season-opening victory over Bucknell. “We are soft,” the Spartans’ head coach said. “This is the softest team we’ve had in the nine years I’ve been here.” Truth, or a motivational ploy?
Judith C. Runnels
November 25, 2003
Jackson starts Web site on own case
November 25, 2003
Michael Jackson launched a Web site Monday designed to tell his side of the story in his child-molestation case, asserting that the allegations are “predicated on a big lie.”
Slain soldier had ties to city
Former Lawrence resident Josph Lister killed by Iraqi bomb
November 25, 2003
A 22-year-old from Pleasanton is the fifth Kansan and the 16th soldier from Fort Riley to die while serving in Iraq since fighting began.
Simple Life’ has Paris baggage
Scandals precede reality show’s premiere
November 25, 2003
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie aren’t just carrying Louis Vuitton bags to Fox’s “The Simple Life.”
Rotarians honor retired judge
Bill Paddock receives group’s ‘most prestigious’ service award
November 25, 2003
James “Bill” Paddock, president of Lawrence’s Rice Foundation and a former district court judge, received the Lawrence Rotary Club’s Paul Harris award during a luncheon presentation Monday at the Hereford House restaurant.
Boeing fires CFO, missile executive for misconduct
November 25, 2003
Boeing Co. unexpectedly fired its top financial executive Monday for unethical conduct, saying he negotiated the hiring of a missile defense expert while she worked for the U.S. government and was in a position to influence Boeing contracts.
Kansas City closing in on AFC West title
November 25, 2003
If things break just right for Kansas City, the Chiefs will return home Sunday night from California as champs of the AFC West. They would be the first team in the NFL to lock up their division title, and one step closer to capturing the precious home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Peaceful gifts
November 25, 2003
Safe’ recess games draw groans
November 25, 2003
Far too often, parents eagerly enlist in the Total Safety Police, joining school administrators and their quivering lawyers in heaping ever-escalating restrictions on children who dare to act like kids.
Tires feel travel pressure
Tread maintenance can help drivers ensure safe arrivals
November 25, 2003
If you’re one of the millions of people across the nation planning to hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday, consider this: Tire failures cause thousands of crashes and kill hundreds of people every year. And while some failures can be attributed to road hazards or manufacturer defects, safety experts say most can be blamed on simple neglect, such as not checking tire pressure or replacing worn or aged tires.
Briefly
November 25, 2003
¢ Bush signs defense bill ¢ Rare albino gorilla dies of skin cancer ¢ Nine charged in suicide attack links ¢ Rebels free two kidnaps victims
Woodling: KU football schedule unresolved
November 25, 2003
A little bit of everything you wanted to know about Kansas University football … Opponent Wanted: After back-to-back years of 12-game schedules, an 11-game slate will return in 2004, and the Jayhawks still are looking for an NCAA Division I-A foe. KU has non-league games against Tulsa (Sept. 4) and at Northwestern (Sept. 18), and is trying to fill the Sept. 11 slot.
Legislative panel endorses Sunday liquor sales proposal
November 25, 2003
Cities and counties could permit Sunday liquor and beer sales under a proposal endorsed Monday by a legislative study committee, and members think the measure could break lawmakers’ previous stalemate on the issue.
Oklahoma throttles SEMS
November 25, 2003
Leah Rush scored 16 points and Caton Hill added 14, leading No. 19 Oklahoma to an 83-48 victory Monday over Southeast Missouri State.
Biology no longer required for grads
School board adjusts high school curriculum, science requirements
November 25, 2003
The Lawrence school board Monday decided high school students in the district won’t be forced to pass biology to earn a diploma.
Briefcase
November 25, 2003
¢ Delta Air Lines chairman to step down on Jan. 1 ¢ Warner Music finds buyer ¢ Business group predicts slight job growth in ‘04
Correction
November 25, 2003
An article in Monday’s Journal-World inaccurately stated what state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, said about education. He said Kansans were not backsliding in their support of education.
Chosen team has ‘close call’ en route to Rock Chalk ceremony
November 25, 2003
Monday night started out ominously for members of a Kansas University fraternity and sorority hoping to land a spot in next year’s production of the Rock Chalk Revue.
Woodling’s picks perfect
November 25, 2003
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling finished this season’s Wanna Whack Woodling contest on a high note, picking the winner in all four contests last week.
Terrorism is new genocide
November 25, 2003
When synagogues crumble for unnatural reasons and the faithful in those supposed sanctuaries fall and die — as vehicle bombs prompted in Istanbul, Turkey, a week ago — civilized society bears a responsibility not only to condemn the perpetrators, apparently al-Qaida or its cohorts, but to redouble its efforts to bring them to justice.
Landmark Medicare bill expected to pass today
November 25, 2003
For the first time in nearly four decades, Congress is poised to approve a historic expansion of the Medicare program, providing prescription drug coverage for 40 million senior citizens and the disabled.
People
November 25, 2003
¢ Former ‘survivor’ chosen as ‘The View’ co-host ¢ ‘Witchblade’ actress sent to rehab program ¢ George Clooney’s father plans run for Congress
City briefs
November 25, 2003
¢ LINK seeking funds for kitchen accessibility ¢ Former Perry resident victim of murder-suicide ¢ Incoming spam slows some KU e-mail ¢ Police report theft of camera equipment ¢ Gun thefts investigated
City briefs
November 25, 2003
¢ Just-released inmate attacks police officer ¢ Three convicted in Medicare fraud case ¢ Wireless project wins $1.8 million grant ¢ Evangelical gathering raises $4,400 for clinic
Fashion, makeup important to teens
November 25, 2003
Costa Rica lauded
November 25, 2003
Gun statistics
November 25, 2003
2 convicted in slaying
November 25, 2003
Two of the three Costa Ricans who stood trial for the 2001 stabbing death of Kansas University student Shannon Martin were found guilty Monday of “simple homicide” and sentenced to 15 years in prison. A third person was found not guilty.
Molester’s plea angers mother
Repeat sex offender says he wasn’t ready to get out of treatment program
November 25, 2003
The mother of two of the three children molested by a man who pleaded no contest to charges in the case said Monday she was relieved — and angry. David E. Guthrie, 29, who police said liked to videotape children at public places around Lawrence, pleaded no contest to charges including rape of a 2-year-old girl and inappropriately touching two other girls, ages 4 and 6.
Lawrence ranks 87th in safety
November 25, 2003
Lawrence is the 87th safest place to live among U.S. cities that have at least 75,000 residents, according to rankings released Monday by a Lawrence publisher.
Water district expands to serve population
November 25, 2003
Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 is expanding to accommodate about 100 current customers, but county commissioners want to help district officials make room for even more.
American Idols’ usher in holiday television season
November 25, 2003
According to my unscientific and completely fabricated survey, 47.9 percent of Americans have not yet thawed their Thanksgiving turkey. A surprising 32.9 percent of the population is still coping with an uneaten and, for most of them, unwelcome surplus of Halloween candy corn. And a full 87 percent of the population resents the early arrival of Christmas programming.
On the record
November 25, 2003
Library hopes
November 25, 2003
Jury recommends death penalty for D.C. sniper
November 25, 2003
A jury decided Monday that John Allen Muhammad should be executed for taking it upon himself to choose who should live and who should die during the sniper attacks that gripped the Washington area for three terrifying weeks last fall.
Dean’s budget cuts under fire at debate
Gephardt, Kerry battle with opponent for Democratic nomination
November 25, 2003
Democrat Dick Gephardt and rival Howard Dean intensified their war of words in the party’s presidential debate Monday, squabbling over Iraq, Medicare and the front-runner’s record as governor of Vermont.
Junior-college quarterback picks Jayhawks
San Francisco’s Swanson commits to Jayhawks after weekend recruiting visit
November 25, 2003
Kansas University received visits from two high-profile quarterbacks when City College of San Francisco’s Jason Swanson and Winfield High’s Nick Patton attended the Jayhawks’ 36-7 victory Saturday over Iowa State.
Paul V. Gump
November 25, 2003
Laila N. (Hope) Welborn
November 25, 2003
Ralph D. Stewart
November 25, 2003
Claude ‘Buck’ Radcliff Jr.
November 25, 2003
Laurie Lynn Hanvy-Newport
November 25, 2003
Michael Brent Ramsey
November 25, 2003
Plan for busier roads this Thanksgiving
November 25, 2003
Higher gasoline prices and fewer available airline seats than a year ago don’t seem to be interfering with Thanksgiving travel plans.
Sprint to cut 2,000 more jobs
Overland Park company says Kansas City will be affected
November 25, 2003
Sprint Corp. will lay off 2,000 workers, or nearly 3 percent of its work force, by the end of the year as part of an effort to cut operating expenses during the next three years.
Commodities
November 25, 2003
Lawrence attorney receives national award
November 25, 2003
rney Bernard Nordling, Lawrence, is the recipient of the James L. Stafford Founder’s Award given by the National Association of Royalty Owners. He was honored for dedication, initiative and perseverance on behalf of America’s royalty owners.
Arrest status upgraded in death of student
November 25, 2003
The arrest status of a Fort Hays State University football player suspected in the death of another student has been upgraded to second-degree murder, the Ellis County Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Jayhawk notes
November 25, 2003
Hall of Famer Spahn dies
Lefty great led dominant Milwaukee clubs
November 25, 2003
Warren Spahn, the winningest left-hander in baseball history and a leader of the dominant Milwaukee Braves teams of the late 1950s, died at his home Monday. He was 82.
USC new number two in BCS
November 25, 2003
Southern California moved back into position to play for the national title — for now.
Latest AP Top 25 barely changes
November 25, 2003
The opening of the regular season brought little change to the Top 25.
Haskell men sputter in loss
November 25, 2003
For a seven-minute stretch Monday night, everything flowed offensively for Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball team.
UNC thumps Davidson
November 25, 2003
Playing almost three hours away from home in Davidson’s backyard, No. 9 North Carolina felt right at home.
LHS hopes to Pack House
November 25, 2003
Lawrence High will play host to its 10th annual Pack the House at 6 tonight in the LHS east gymnasium.
KU’s Chesang finishes 48th
November 25, 2003
Kansas University’s Benson Chesang ran a personal-best time in the 10K and finished 48th out of 254 runners Monday in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Chesang, who was clocked in 30:22.7, was the second freshman runner to cross the finish line.
City players earn all-state nods
Free State’s Angelone, Lions’ Brewer first-team soccer selections
November 25, 2003
The Kansas all-state boys soccer teams were announced last week, and city representatives sprinkled the prestigious list.
Cartwright first casualty of Bulls’ slow start
November 25, 2003
The Chicago Bulls are starting over. Again. Bill Cartwright became the latest casualty in the Bulls’ seemingly endless rebuilding project, fired Monday after a 4-10 start. The team that began the season with such high expectations — maybe even the first playoff run since the dynasty days — looks like so many other versions of the HorriBulls.
Mourning forced to retire
Nets center will need transplant after kidney disease worsens
November 25, 2003
The disappointment was clear in Alonzo Mourning’s voice when he broke the news to Jason Kidd: He was calling it quits because his life-threatening kidney disease had worsened.
Knicks rally past Celtics
New York overcomes late deficit for 94-88 win
November 25, 2003
With or without their two top scorers, the New York Knicks know how to rally against the Boston Celtics.
Playoff picture taking shape after top teams win
November 25, 2003
Kansas City, New England and Indianapolis barely edged struggling opponents by three points, and Tennessee had to overcome a 21-0 deficit with a backup quarterback.
NFL says mistake led to field goal in Baltimore’s win
November 25, 2003
An officiating blunder Sunday gave Baltimore critical extra time in its fourth-quarter comeback victory over Seattle, NFL supervisor of officials Mike Pereira said Monday.
Bucs win without Johnson
Tampa Bay snaps skid in first game post-Keyshawn
November 25, 2003
Tampa Bay is off to a winning start without Keyshawn Johnson.
6News video: Holiday travel puts pressure on tires
November 25, 2003
Before motorists hit the road for Thanksgiving travels, a look at their vehicles’ tires is in order.
6News video: Guilty verdicts handed down in Martin case
November 25, 2003
Kattia Cruz, 29, and Luis Alberto Castro Carrillo, 33, were found guilty Monday in the trial for the 2001 death of Kansas University student Shannon Martin.
6News video: District alters biology requirement
November 25, 2003
Students who failed biology as freshmen have a new option to be allowed to graduate
6News video: Retirement marks end of era for KU athletics
November 25, 2003
Howard Hill, public address announcer for Kansas University football and men’s basketball home games for two decades, will retire at the end of the season.
6News video: Rock Chalk Revue auditions completed
November 25, 2003
Five teams out of 12 were chosen Monday at Liberty Hall for the 2004 Rock Chalk Revue.
6Sports video: Haskell falls to Central Methodist
November 25, 2003
The Fightin’ Indians lost, 75-57, Monday at Coffin Sports Complex.
6Sports video: Spartans familiar foe for Self
November 25, 2003
KU coach Bill Self is very familiar with Tuesday night opponent Michigan State thanks to his days at Illinois.
6Sports video: Recruiting target headed to KU
November 25, 2003
City College of San Francisco sophomore Jason Swanson has made a verbal commitment to join Mark Mangino’s Jayhawks.
6Sports video: ‘Hawks post 11th conference win
November 25, 2003
Saturday’s victory over Texas A&M guarantees that KU will finish the season with a conference average above .500.
6Sports video: KU to be at full strength against Michigan State
November 25, 2003
Junior forward Wayne Simien is healthy despite his fall in Friday’s matchup against Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Diversions
November 25, 2003
¢ Submit your poems to the Journal-World
In the halls
November 25, 2003
What are you most thankful for?
The ‘talk:’ Experts advise parents to start early, be open with children about sex
November 25, 2003
It is known and dreaded by parents and adolescents alike — the “Talk.” The story of the birds and the bees is as old as the struggle parents have in telling it.
Look at history
November 25, 2003
District puts soda choice up for bids
November 25, 2003
The Lawrence school board agreed Monday to seek contract offers from companies interested in being exclusive suppliers of soft drinks and other beverages to district schools.
Morning-after pill may go on shelf
November 25, 2003
Federal health officials are debating if it’s time to put emergency contraception — also called the morning-after pill — on pharmacy shelves right next to the aspirin, available without a prescription.
Eldon Lee McGraw
November 25, 2003
Horoscopes
November 25, 2003
Education or economy?
It’s impossible for Kansans to choose between these two important state issues.
November 25, 2003
Education or the economy? Which is more important to Kansas?
Bush and O.J. search for redemption
November 25, 2003
So this president and this football player meet in a bar …