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Judge asked to dismiss former KU alumni director lawsuit
November 10, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 1:54 p.m.) The Kansas University Alumni Association on Wednesday asked a judge to dismiss a $2.2 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by fired former director Fred Williams.
Rain, cold conditions moving in
November 10, 2004
(Updated Wednesday at 7:49 a.m.) Grab your coat and umbrella and hunt down that ice scraper — a cold front is bringing showers today and tonight, cold and blustery conditons Thursday and even a hard frost early Friday morning.
6Sports video: Lions take unconventional route to playoff advancement
November 10, 2004
The Lawrence High football team is in the second rounds of the playoffs thanks in part to a field goal, a Hail Mary, and a halfback pass.
Briefly
November 10, 2004
¢ Juror removed in Peterson case ¢ Flu-vaccine maker to increase production ¢ Airlines to test drinking water ¢ Court asked to block assisted-suicide law
Briefly
November 10, 2004
¢ Sudan government, rebels sign accords on Darfur ¢ NASA to test super-fast jet ¢ Fathers protest mocking ad
Briefly
November 10, 2004
¢ New stamp honors Ronald Reagan ¢ Pennsylvania Avenue reopens by White House ¢ New England states stingy with charity
Pill shows promise for dieters, smokers
November 10, 2004
The biggest test yet of an experimental new diet pill found that people not only lost weight but kept it off for two years, longer than any other diet drug has been able to achieve, scientists reported Tuesday.
Clarett levels new allegations at Ohio State
Former Buckeye running back says coaches, boosters provided car, cash, passing grades
November 10, 2004
Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett accused coach Jim Tressel, his staff and OSU boosters of arranging for him to get passing grades, cars and thousands of dollars, including money for bogus summer jobs. The school immediately denied the claims Tuesday.
Al-Zarqawi thought to have fled city
November 10, 2004
Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi probably has escaped from Fallujah, but U.S. and Iraqi troops have up to 3,000 insurgents trapped in the city and should defeat them within several days, the American commander said Tuesday.
Drug dogs test skills in drill
Sniffing out trouble in Lawrence
November 10, 2004
There’s a gathering at a local hotel this week with street drugs brought in from all around the state for participants to sniff.
Area briefs
November 10, 2004
¢ Baker students plan fund-raiser for homeless ¢ National Guardsmen to speak on Veterans Day ¢ Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving dinner ¢ Nazi-era survivor visits ‘River City Weekly’
Horoscopes
November 10, 2004
LMH employee shares family favorites on ‘Jayni’
November 10, 2004
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Take a Trip South of the Border with Steve Gutierrez.”
Daily ticker
November 10, 2004
Shaq helps Heat reach 4-0
O’Neal nets 20 points in victory over Wizards
November 10, 2004
Shaquille O’Neal and the Miami Heat are off to the best start in franchise history.
City’s Even Start program could lose federal funding
November 10, 2004
For a single, unemployed, teenage mother, the best type of child care is affordable — or, even better, free. Just ask Nadean Liska.
Udderly delicious
Wellsville dairy delivers fresh milk to Lawrence stores
November 10, 2004
The first thing you notice about milk from Newhouse Dairy of Wellsville is the way it’s packaged.
Opening-night delight
KU rolls in new coach’s exhibition debut
November 10, 2004
Pizza helped prompt Kansas University women’s basketball player Crystal Kemp to get more physical Tuesday night.
Simien lands ‘big-time’ honor: preseason All-America
November 10, 2004
As a youngster growing up in Leavenworth, Wayne Simien dreamed of playing basketball at his beloved Kansas University. His longing, however, did not extend to being named one of the top five players in the country.
Big three to sign with KU today
November 10, 2004
Micah Downs orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University on May 17. “It seems like a really long time ago,” said Downs, a 6-foot-8 senior shooting guard from Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash.
People
November 10, 2004
¢ Premiere touts royal flush ¢ Pitt stop in Ethiopia ¢ Trump ivory towers ¢ Good feeling from ‘Bad Education’ ¢ Peace prize for former Cat
City commission reluctant to reconsider smoking ban
November 10, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners seemed reluctant to consider a compromise to the city’s smoking ban after hearing Tuesday evening from a longtime bar owner who said business was suffering.
Briefly
November 10, 2004
¢ Construction accident kills three workers ¢ DNA testing frees inmate after 19 years ¢ Pedestrian dies trying to retrieve artificial leg
A vet’s response
November 10, 2004
Not a good sign
Especially going into a probable bond election, Lawrence school board members need to be working well together.
November 10, 2004
It’s hard to tell just from the account of Monday’s Lawrence school board meeting whether the public has reason to be concerned, but a board member walking out of a meeting in protest doesn’t seem like a positive indicator.
National debt another threat
November 10, 2004
Election Day has come and gone and America has decided that President Bush should remain in office for four more years. Many observers believe that the specter of terrorism, and the widespread belief that Bush was best equipped to take a tough stance against it, was a major reason many swing voters decided to stick with him Nov. 2.
Intelligent voting
November 10, 2004
Misunderstood
November 10, 2004
Ban to blame?
November 10, 2004
FCC ruling favors Internet phones
Move exempts companies such as Vonage Holdings from state regulations
November 10, 2004
Federal regulators gave a boost Tuesday to the fledgling Internet phone industry, removing a regulatory hurdle that had threatened to drive up the cost of making calls through cyberspace.
Survey gauges City Hall’s business climate
November 10, 2004
The developers have spoken. Now it’s up to Lawrence city officials to decide what to make of developers’ opinions of their dealings with City Hall in the city’s latest “Business Climate Survey.”
Interest rate increases expected to continue
Analysts forecast boost today of a quarter point
November 10, 2004
The Federal Reserve is expected to nudge interest rates up for a fourth time this year today, acting on the belief that the economy finally has emerged from an extended “soft patch.”
Commodities
November 10, 2004
Health department buys leftover KU flu shots
Officials undecided how they will use additional 170 doses of vaccine
November 10, 2004
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has purchased 170 doses of flu vaccine from Kansas University at a cost of $8.32 per dose — or about $1,414.
KU, Baker newspapers win national awards
November 10, 2004
Douglas County is home to two of the top 25 collegiate newspapers in the country.
After-election observations
November 10, 2004
In 2000, Americans were reminded that electoral votes select presidents. In 2004, Democrats were reminded that Bruce Springsteen does not.
Witness says Wittig tried to reimburse Westar for jet ride
Attorney says company lacked payback policy
November 10, 2004
Former Westar chief executive David Wittig tried to reimburse the utility for his personal use of a company jet not long after arriving at Westar, a witness testified in Wittig’s federal fraud trial Tuesday.
Victims’ rights advocate resigns, citing red tape, lack of resources
November 10, 2004
A little more than a year after being appointed by Atty. Gen. Phill Kline as the state’s victims’ rights coordinator, Gene Schmidt has resigned.
State briefs
November 10, 2004
¢ Injured cranes were shot ¢ Casino’s fate debated
Ellen M. Fabac
November 10, 2004
Howard G. Palmer
November 10, 2004
Francis ‘Frank’ J. Bashinski
November 10, 2004
Gertrude Elizabeth Brandes
November 10, 2004
States wrongly warn of abortion-cancer link
Kansas among states informing women of potential risk
November 10, 2004
In several states, women considering abortion are given government-issued brochures warning that the procedure could increase their chance of developing breast cancer, despite scientific findings to the contrary.
Clemens wins Cy Young
Rocket claims award for seventh time
November 10, 2004
Clearly, sticking around the major leagues was a great career move for Roger Clemens.
Stem-cell measure starts academic gold rush
November 10, 2004
A 21st-century gold rush is on in California after the voters approved $3 billion for human embryonic stem-cell research.
Dolphins’ Wannstedt resigns
Defensive coordinator Bates takes over as coach
November 10, 2004
Dave Wannstedt resigned Tuesday as coach of the Miami Dolphins, forced from the job by lousy luck, relentless speculation about his future and eight losses in nine games.
Vikings’ Moss expected to miss another game
November 10, 2004
Randy Moss probably will miss another game Sunday because of his strained right hamstring.
Commentary: Chiefs’ grades: offense A, defense C-
November 10, 2004
Any fair and objective midterm report card for the Kansas City Chiefs would include a full range of grades, excellent in some areas, failing in others.
Offensive line key to Louisville offense
November 10, 2004
Louisville’s “family within the family” is keeping the nation’s top offense rolling.
Bush looking anew for oil drilling in Alaska
November 10, 2004
Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority — opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.
Toledo tops N. Illinois
November 10, 2004
Northern Illinois played without injured sophomore tailback Garrett Wolfe on Tuesday night, but that wasn’t what caused the Huskies’ 31-17 loss to Toledo.
Kansas Guardsmen killed in Baghdad
November 10, 2004
The first Kansas Army National Guard soldiers to die in combat since the Vietnam War were killed by a car bomb Monday in Baghdad, the Army said Tuesday.
U.S. troops reach center of Fallujah
November 10, 2004
U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of guerrillas with massive force, searching homes along the city’s deserted, narrow passageways and using loudspeakers to try to goad militants onto the streets.
Bush Cabinet shakeup begins
Ashcroft, Commerce secretary announce resignations
November 10, 2004
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, a fierce conservative who generated controversy with his tough tactics in the war on terror, and Commerce Secretary Don Evans, one of President Bush’s closest friends, resigned Tuesday, the first members of the Cabinet to quit before the start of a second term.
Sebelius plan would pack on costs for smokers
November 10, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday unveiled a $50 million initiative aimed at extending health care benefits to more than 70,000 uninsured Kansans.
Hepatitis A diagnosed in cafeteria employee
November 10, 2004
A food service employee at a Kansas University residence hall has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, but health officials said there was no reason for students or staff to panic.
Testimony contradicts self-defense motive
Eyewitness says he heard Lafayette Cosby laughing, giggling with victim before shooting
November 10, 2004
An eyewitness testified Tuesday that moments after shooting at close range and killing an acquaintance at a Lawrence apartment, Lafayette Cosby said, “That (expletive) tried to kill me!”
Suspect charged in 2002 slaying of K-State student
November 10, 2004
A 29-year-old Connecticut man was charged Tuesday with killing a teenager whose death gripped the region and prompted relentless efforts by the girl’s family to find the killer.
McGraw, Chesney big CMA winners
Top nominees Toby Keith, Alan Jackson are shut out
November 10, 2004
Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying” won song of the year and single of the year, and Kenny Chesney took entertainer of the year and album of the year honors at the Country Music Assn. awards Tuesday night.
Show looks at day in the life of Arlington
November 10, 2004
On the eve of Veteran’s Day, the “National Geographic Special” (7 p.m., PBS) “Arlington: Field of Honor” offers viewers a documentary look at America’s most hallowed burial ground.
Arrangements made for Arafat’s burial
November 10, 2004
A deeply comatose Yasser Arafat clung to life Tuesday after suffering another downturn, his major organs still functioning but his survival dependent “on the will of God,” the Palestinian foreign minister said.
Search for new Democratic chairman picks up
November 10, 2004
Befuddled Democrats began the task of “putting Humpty Dumpty back together again” on Tuesday, amid calls by centrists to broaden the party’s appeal and learn how to talk about moral values.
On the record
November 10, 2004
Fiscal picture brighter for historical society
November 10, 2004
The Douglas County Historical Society is on its way back to financial health, thanks to increasing income and holding the line on expenses.
Mangino admits Jayhawks don’t have third QB
November 10, 2004
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was asked Tuesday if the Jayhawks had a third-string quarterback lined up for Saturday’s game against Texas.
Holiday challenge: Sweet potatoes
November 10, 2004
We’re heading into the season of holiday dining, a stretch of the calendar when menu planning is elevated to a strategic activity for many cooks. For those who take responsibility for putting food on the table during the holidays, this is no small burden.
Briefcase
November 10, 2004
¢ ‘Halo2’ scores big ¢ MGP Ingredients shares rise on earnings report ¢ Wheat planting nears end ¢ Marsh & McLennan plans to shed 3,000 jobs ¢ Shares, subscribers climb at EchoStar ¢ SEC seeks stronger market governance
California clears Anthem merger
$16.4B deal would create largest health insurer
November 10, 2004
California’s insurance regulator dropped his objections to a $16.4 billion deal to create the nation’s largest health insurance company Tuesday, after the companies agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for state health care improvements.
Board of Education members question curriculum standards
November 10, 2004
Members of the Kansas State Board of Education raised new concerns about curriculum standards for history, government, economics and geography.
Social Security’s shaky future
November 10, 2004
The election is over; there are winners and there are losers. But our country goes on. And the business of government at all levels must go on as well.
Veterans Day closings announced
November 10, 2004
Some state and federal offices and services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.
Beef stew brings out flavor, leaves out wait
November 10, 2004
Fast is the key word here. Imagine: a swift 25 minutes to produce a flavorful, meaty stew. With the right know-how, in this case from chef Galen Zamarra of New York City’s Mas restaurant, it’s possible to have a dish as satisfying and wine-friendly as a stew should be — but without the wait.
In pinch, these items can be useful tools
November 10, 2004
For all the clever tools you’ve bought for your kitchen, you can still find yourself waving your hands in the air and looking for the one that isn’t within reach.
Carbs can trigger holiday nap
Here are some substitute suggestions for spices
November 10, 2004
Ahh — the Thanksgiving nap. After eating a tasty Thanksgiving meal, many people feel the need to sleep. Many have attributed this to eating turkey because it contains tryptophan, an amino acid that makes up protein. While turkey does contain tryptophan, so do nearly all sources of dietary protein. But is it to blame?
Chicken-and-rice dish full of flavor, low in fat
November 10, 2004
Dates are commonly used in North African and Middle Eastern kitchens, but Americans mostly use them for holiday baking, Dana McCauley says, in Cooking Light magazine’s November issue.
KU volleyball eager for Baylor rematch
November 10, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball squad has experienced more than its share of disappointment this season. But the Jayhawks will have a chance to avenge one of those low points when they play host tonight to Baylor.
Local briefs
November 10, 2004
¢ SFT’s Pryor to join BU ¢ Ottawa women tumble ¢ MANU nips Ottawa men ¢ Sterling blasts Baker ¢ Wildcats top Bethany
Area Tigers tickled to return home
Free State’s Rhodes, Ottawa’s Dieterich looking forward to FHSU’s season
November 10, 2004
Katie Rhodes and Lindsey Dieterich combined for just eight points on 4-of-13 shooting for Fort Hays State in the Tigers’ 88-49 exhibition basketball loss to Kansas University on Tuesday, but both players were happy to be home.