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Sebelius calls for 50-cent tax increase on cigarettes
Revenue would finance health coverage for uninsured Kansans
November 9, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 11:13 a.m.) The state’s cigarette tax would jump 50 cents a pack to finance health coverage for currently uninsured Kansans under initiatives Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday.
Mild temperatures coming to end
November 9, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:49 a.m.) Patchy clouds will paint the Lawrence sky today, treating the area with another day of mild temperatures. But a cold front will bring rain Wednesday and a hard freeze by Friday, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
No. 1
For the first time in school history, Kansas University will open the season as the Associated Press’ #1
November 9, 2004
Being ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll doesn’t always spell doom for a men’s college basketball team.
E-mail scams snare unaware
Fight against fraud becoming tougher
November 9, 2004
The e-mail looks official enough, asking Commerce Bank members to “safeguard” their accounts from “a large number of identity theft attempts” by requiring “that you confirm your banking details” online; otherwise, “your account or Credit Card may be subject to temporary suspension.”
Data theft hits Cap Fed cards
November 9, 2004
Capitol Federal Savings Bank is issuing 8,000 new debit cards to customers whose account numbers and expiration dates were stolen recently from a national merchant’s database.
Civilian deaths
November 9, 2004
Regulators accuse H&R Block of fraud in selling Enron bonds
Kansas City-based tax preparer denies allegations
November 9, 2004
Securities regulators have accused H&R Block Financial Advisors of fraud in selling customers nationwide some $16 million of Enron bonds in late 2001 and touting them as a safe investment when the energy-trading giant had begun to collapse.
Togetherness
November 9, 2004
Those magnetic “ribbons” could be used to help us rally toward the unity and decency needed for the best interests of America.
Arafat’s demise opens door for Palestinians
November 9, 2004
You owe me. Pay up. Or else. That was the underlying message in Yasser Arafat’s many speeches to the United Nations, interviews with Western and Arab journalists and official meetings with international civil servants at the height of his career as a money-grubbing revolutionary.
People care
November 9, 2004
Top priority
November 9, 2004
Voting morals
November 9, 2004
Reality shows are hardly working, working hard
November 9, 2004
If you think Donald Trump is the world’s most shameless self-promoting showboat tycoon, you stand corrected. British billionaire and founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways and other enterprises Richard Branson has created, hosts and dominates the screen time of “The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best” (7 p.m., Fox).
More city funding sought for MLK Jr. Day event
November 9, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners will be asked to decide tonight whether Lawrence’s upcoming 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is worthy of a larger city contribution.
Sue Hack announces re-election plans
November 9, 2004
Let the next round of campaigns begin.
Kansas City sends May to Padres
Royals receive outfielder Long in exchange for pitcher
November 9, 2004
San Diego traded outfielder Terrence Long to Kansas City for lefty Darrell May and right-hander Ryan Bukvich on Monday.
Daily ticker
November 9, 2004
Henrickson, Jayhawks anxious for first real test
November 9, 2004
Even little ol’ Fort Hays State has the Kansas University women’s basketball team full of anxiety.
Mangino not shy about praising Gordon
November 9, 2004
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is using any stage to praise one of his best.
Canvass confirms election results
Commissioners approve 1,997 provisional ballots
November 9, 2004
The counting of provisional ballots didn’t change the outcome of any election races in Douglas County.
U.S. troops enter Fallujah
Rumsfeld vows battle against insurgents will be completed
November 9, 2004
Thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops pushed into insurgent-held Fallujah Monday in the largest military operation in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion last year.
Night lights put on a show
Aurora borealis makes a rare appearance in Lawrence
November 9, 2004
A solar flare that was just the right size and took off in just the right direction treated stargazers in Lawrence and across the Midwest to a rare look at aurora borealis, also called the northern lights.
Textbook’s evolution disclaimer on trial
November 9, 2004
A trial opened Monday over whether a warning sticker in suburban Atlanta biology textbooks that says evolution is “a theory, not a fact” violates the separation of church and state by promoting religion.
Six Feet Under’ has one foot in grave
November 9, 2004
It’s mourning time at HBO. “Six Feet Under,” the Emmy-winning series about the dysfunctional family behind a fictional Pasadena funeral home, is going the way of all flesh.
Judge warns attorney in Westar case
November 9, 2004
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson placed an attorney representing a former Westar Energy Inc. executive on warning Monday, saying she was close to citing the lawyer last week for being in contempt of court.
Canvass results
November 9, 2004
Diversions
November 9, 2004
¢ Board meeting Nov. 18 ¢ Call for correspondents ¢ Call for poetry
Jackson Wayne Wiseman Jr.
November 9, 2004
Virgil D. Dahl
November 9, 2004
U.O.‘Tommy’ Thomasson Jr.
November 9, 2004
Lowell H. Penny
November 9, 2004
Taka MatoShuje Goodtracks
November 9, 2004
Bush’s chief of staff agrees to stay on
Card to help president shape 2nd-term Cabinet
November 9, 2004
Beginning to put his team in place for his second term, President Bush decided to keep Andy Card as White House chief of staff, retaining an unflappable veteran of the Reagan and first Bush presidencies.
Guantanamo trials halted
November 9, 2004
The first military commission trial at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was halted Monday after a federal judge here ruled the proceedings invalid under U.S. and international law — dealing a blow to the legal process set up by the Bush administration to handle accused terrorists.
Liberals dismayed by conservative’s claims on values
November 9, 2004
Family values, traditional values and now, “moral values.” Most American adults would say they have them, and yet the phrase is the focus of an ideological tug-of-war heightened by President Bush’s re-election, with conservatives declaring principal ownership and liberals scrambling to challenge them.
De Soto senior commits to USD
Brown meets Lakers, taps Toreros
November 9, 2004
Creighton, Wichita State and Wyoming all have fine basketball programs, but they couldn’t match what Danny Brown saw on his official visit to the University of San Diego.
Board member walks out
Ortiz says he feels ‘invalued’ by scheduling decision
November 9, 2004
A Lawrence school board member walked out during the middle of Monday’s board meeting, claiming he wasn’t being treated fairly by district staff and fellow board members.
Datebook
November 9, 2004
School board briefs
November 9, 2004
¢ Lawrence firm gets project contract ¢ Board approves bond refinancing
On the record
November 9, 2004
Corrections
November 9, 2004
Speculation mounting on Scott Peterson jury
November 9, 2004
Bedraggled by three and a half days of sequestered deliberations, jurors considering whether Scott Peterson killed his wife and unborn son appeared Monday to be at an impasse.
Mavs nip Warriors in OT
November 9, 2004
More important than staying undefeated, the Dallas Mavericks found out they can win under adverse conditions.
Heat off to perfect start at 3-0
Wade carrying Miami while O’Neal struggles because of hamstring injury
November 9, 2004
Think Miami’s three season-opening wins all came easily? Think again. There was, after all, an 18-second stretch where the Heat trailed an opponent.
Haskell women hold off Spires, 58-53
November 9, 2004
Oh, no, not again. The Haskell Indian Nation University women’s basketball team wasn’t going to blow another halftime lead in its second game of the year, was it?
Late field goal lifts Colts over Vikes, 31-28
November 9, 2004
Even with Peyton Manning’s usual heroics and an unusually decent effort from their defense, the Indianapolis Colts still needed Mike Vanderjagt’s leg.
Ethicist bemoans ‘me’ generation
November 9, 2004
Michael Josephson is sick and tired of hearing people complain about corporate crooks, moral deviants and dirty-trick politicians.
Torn muscle ends Strahan’s season
November 9, 2004
The New York Giants’ chances of getting back to the playoffs took a hit with the loss of All-Pro defensive end Michael Strahan for the rest of the season with a chest injury.
Take a break
Students should plan soon for a spring getaway
November 9, 2004
The countdown for the student flight to warmer weather begins now. You’ve only got four months to go, if you’re keeping tabs.
Briefly
November 9, 2004
¢ No charges filed in chase that ended in accident ¢ Nine vehicles damaged at local strip club ¢ Demonstrators claim rough police treatment ¢ Injured bobcat captured in Olathe near I-35
In the halls
November 9, 2004
What is your ideal winter vacation?
Jayhawks to play at home
KU earns No. 8 seed in NCAA Tournament
November 9, 2004
About 30 seconds before the NCAA Tournament selection show began Monday afternoon, the Kansas University soccer team had a hunch good news was coming.
Woodling: Preseason top spot not the place to be
November 9, 2004
Uh, oh. Kansas University is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason men’s basketball poll.
Bush has fences to mend
November 9, 2004
President Bush truly has a mandate as he contemplates his second term, not to pursue a narrow, divisive agenda, but to broaden his thinking, unify Americans and cooperatively tackle global challenges.
Francis J. Bashinski
November 9, 2004
Report points to radical Arctic warming
November 9, 2004
The Arctic is experiencing some of the most rapid and severe warming on the planet, according to a new, eight-nation report — the most comprehensive assessment of Earth’s fragile northern cap to date.
Arafat’s wife thwarts Palestinian officials
Doctors can’t release medical details against the wishes of next of kin
November 9, 2004
In a gathering showdown with Yasser Arafat’s wife, Palestinian leaders are to meet with French government officials and possibly doctors today to try to find out what is wrong with the critically ill Arafat.
NBA briefs
November 9, 2004
¢ Bryant’s accuser may file suit in California ¢ Outlaw rejoins Suns; Tabuse on injured list ¢ Sprained ankle delays Brown’s return ¢ Lenard out six months
People
November 9, 2004
¢ Reynolds sues for blackmail ¢ ‘Live’ now on DVD ¢ Second-generation fans ¢ On late, up early
Briefcase
November 9, 2004
¢ Cuba dogs dollar ¢ Westar profits rise ¢ IBM supercomputer now world’s fastest ¢ Microsoft settles lawsuit
Briefly
November 9, 2004
¢ Minnesota again top state in national health ranking ¢ New heart failure drug to be marketed to blacks
Briefly
November 9, 2004
¢ Sebelius to outline health proposals ¢ Ballot review widens lead in Senate race
Briefly
November 9, 2004
¢ Plane crash sparks two house fires ¢ Kevorkian seeks sentence commutation ¢ Mother to give birth to twins at age 56 ¢ 9-11 compensation totals $38.1 billion
Where is the Christian left?
November 9, 2004
I have to thank Jimmy Carter for saving my sanity.
Motive at center of slaying trial
Defense agrees Lafayette Cosby pulled trigger, claims self-defense
November 9, 2004
Prosecutors argue it was an unprovoked, cold-blooded murder, but the defendant’s attorney said his client was acting in self-defense.
CEO says Wittig trial won’t affect Westar
November 9, 2004
The president and chief executive officer of Westar Energy said a trial involving former company leader David Wittig and another former executive likely would not damage the Topeka-based utility.
Traffic light viewed as signal of change in Baldwin
November 9, 2004
Getting used to the city’s first traffic signal hasn’t been entirely easy for Baldwin drivers.
Chiefs’ Holmes hurts knee
Ligament strain could sideline back against Saints; LB Barber out
November 9, 2004
Priest Holmes has strained ligaments in his right knee and might not be able to play for the Kansas City Chiefs next week.
Area briefs
November 9, 2004
¢ Eudora council delays decision on fire chief ¢ County to consider road variance request ¢ LMH site of course for medication aides ¢ Trust services talk set Thursday at LMH
Horoscopes
November 9, 2004