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KU receives another gift for football facility
November 12, 2004
(Updated Friday at 4:11 p.m.) Kansas University has received another gift toward its proposed football facility. Longtime KU benefactors Dana and Sue Anderson of Los Angeles donated $3.5 million toward the facility, which will be built near Memorial Stadium.
Jury finds Cosby guilty in murder case
November 12, 2004
(Updated Friday at 4:55 p.m.) A Douglas County jury this afternoon found Lafayette Cosby guilty of first-degree premeditated murder in last spring’s shooting death of Robert Martin.
Cold weather creeps into city
November 12, 2004
(Updated Friday at 8:38 a.m.) Winter-like temperatures crept into the Lawrence area this morning, with even colder weather expected Saturday and Sunday mornings. “There’s some patchy frost out there, but not the hard freeze we were expecting,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Mavs hand Heat first loss
Nowitzki scores 41 in Dallas’ 113-93 victory
November 12, 2004
Instead of making a serious run at acquiring Shaquille O’Neal over the summer, the Dallas Mavericks built their team around Dirk Nowitzki.
Cavaliers’ James now living up to his hype
In his second season in NBA, former high school phenom knows when to take over
November 12, 2004
His team was trailing by 19 points, the home crowd was booing and there was only a quarter left for LeBron James to make things right. As he sat on Cleveland’s bench, James knew exactly what he needed to do — take over.
Drug arrests lead to wanted suspect
November 12, 2004
One of Kansas’ most wanted criminals was nabbed this week when city and county drug officers searched a home in Eudora.
Photo: Hard foul
November 12, 2004
People
November 12, 2004
¢ She’s writing in a material world ¢ Arnold wows ‘em in Japan ¢ Carson gives to Cornhuskers
Vikings hoping to halt slide against Packers
November 12, 2004
After starting 5-1, the Minnesota Vikings have lost two straight, a scary portent for a team that won its first six a year ago, then lost seven of its last 10.
No star power
November 12, 2004
Briefly
November 12, 2004
¢ Israeli police arrest nuclear whistle-blower ¢ Peace talks begin as evacuation builds ¢ Lawmakers seek new terror protections ¢ WHO panel endorses engineered smallpox test ¢ U.N. nuclear agency details S. Korean tests ¢ Three Guantanamo soldiers punished ¢ More states consider immigration measures ¢ Democratic committee reports stolen checks ¢ Senator aims to stop judicial filibusters ¢ Japan tracks submarine spotted in territorial waters ¢ Former Iraq policy adviser reportedly hurt embassy aide ¢ Scientists excited by methane on Mars discovery ¢ Train derailment kills 10
Fallujah offers some reason for optimism
November 12, 2004
By following the movements, updated every eight minutes, of blue icons on a screen here displaying a satellite photograph of Fallujah’s streets, a four-star general could monitor, in real time, the movements of a squad through an intersection in that city.
Bush the uniter
November 12, 2004
Dictionary need
November 12, 2004
Texas nixes contraception
November 12, 2004
Here it is just days after the red states gave their presidential seal of approval to the man from Texas and we’ve already been treated to another skirmish in the culture wars. The Texas Board of Education has now given its educational seal of approval to what may soon be dubbed Red Sex Ed.
Denial helps Democrat cope
November 12, 2004
A couple of days after the election, my husband and I were walking down the street when I saw a sign that made my jaw drop: “REPUBLICAN PARKING.”
Trade to drive debate on agriculture
November 12, 2004
President Bush will begin a second term barely a year after the United States had its first case of mad cow disease and as Japan and other countries maintain bans on U.S. beef.
Commodities
November 12, 2004
Taking stocks
November 12, 2004
The Journal-World’s weekly market tables are moving this weekend to a new home.
Briefcase
November 12, 2004
¢ Dell meets targets ¢ Intel turns inside for CEO ¢ Sales, profits heat up for casual clothiers
Delta pilots accept pay cuts to help airline avoid bankruptcy
November 12, 2004
Delta Air Lines pilots have agreed to slash their salaries by nearly a third and forgo pay raises for five years to help the struggling airline avoid bankruptcy, their union announced Thursday.
Off the wagon (again)
Back when Lawrence really supported live music, Truck Stop Love was often drunk with ‘success’
November 12, 2004
A decade ago, everybody in the music scene knew two things about Manhattan’s Truck Stop Love: 1. It was one of the best rock bands in Kansas. 2. Its members were a bunch of drunks.
The Polar Express’ a captivating ride
November 12, 2004
Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book presented a problem for filmmakers. The 1985 holiday tome “The Polar Express” was illustrated with oil paintings, and it had an almost otherworldly quality. Part fairy tale, part Norman Rockwell.
Hanks embraces technology to expand his range
November 12, 2004
Like the boy in “The Polar Express” who doubts whether Santa Claus exists, Tom Hanks is often plagued by the same questions. Only now they come from his own children.
Best Bets
November 12, 2004
Peterson replica boat becomes shrine
November 12, 2004
It may have been intended to proclaim Scott Peterson’s innocence: a replica of the boat prosecutors say he used to dump his wife’s body, containing weight-filled coveralls tied at the arms and legs with concrete anchors.
Minnelli’s ex-bodyguard files $100 million lawsuit
November 12, 2004
Liza Minnelli’s bodyguard sounds as though he needed protection from her — charging that the aging songbird forced him to have sex with her and regularly beat him.
Moss officially out for Sunday
November 12, 2004
If Minnesota coach Mike Tice was playing mind games with Green Bay about the availability of Randy Moss, he ended them Thursday.
Santana wins Cy Young
Twins ace unanimous choice for AL award
November 12, 2004
Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins was a unanimous choice for the American League Cy Young Award on Thursday, rewarded for a stellar second half that helped his team win its third straight division title.
Rams hold full-contact workout
November 12, 2004
The changes St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz promised for his .500 team featured a full-contact practice session and a second brisk-paced workout that stretched 15 minutes past the usual quitting time.
U.S. may seize opportunity for role in Mideast peace
November 12, 2004
Yasser Arafat’s death opens a narrow window of opportunity for President Bush to engage decisively for the first time in making peace between Israel and the Palestinians, current and former U.S. officials said Thursday.
Seven hunters admit shooting endangered birds
November 12, 2004
Seven hunters who admitted they shot two endangered whooping cranes in Stafford County say they mistook the endangered birds for sandhill cranes, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said.
City football schedules
November 12, 2004
Jayhawks to end fall season with KSU
November 12, 2004
The fall season of NCAA rowing typically is a low-key precursor to the spring season, when major competition gets started.
KU softball inks two
November 12, 2004
Val Chapple, third baseman on Olathe East’s defending Class 6A state championship softball team, has signed a letter of intent with Kansas University.
Chancellor in wheelchair explores KU disability issues
Frustrations accompany tour of campus
November 12, 2004
All Robert Hemenway wanted to do was check out books from Kansas University’s Watson Library. His challenge: to do it in a wheelchair.
Lawrence briefs
November 12, 2004
¢ KUMC researcher finalist for S. Carolina dean job ¢ Writer producing play on Indians in Lawrence ¢ Basketball player helps break up fight at bar
Clarett’s draft status more muddled
November 12, 2004
Maurice Clarett’s allegations about preferential treatment during his time at Ohio State might drop him a bit lower in next April’s NFL draft.
Carl E. Goebel
November 12, 2004
Fort Riley soldier pens tribute to slain buddy
November 12, 2004
A song saluting U.S. military casualties in Iraq is gaining popularity in the Fort Riley area.
Palestinians grieve as powers shifted
November 12, 2004
Palestinians at home and abroad wept, waved flags and burned tires Thursday in an eruption of grief at the death of Yasser Arafat, the man they consider the father of their nation. The quick appointment of successors did little to dispel the huge question marks now hanging over Mideast peace efforts.
Weather has families, agencies scrambling
Coming winter means more in need
November 12, 2004
Donna Carr wanted hooded sweatshirts, quilted jackets, sweatpants and long johns for her 10 grandchildren. “The toys cost so much, and the clothes cost so much, too,” the 53-year-old homemaker said. “With the rent and the bills and the gas going up … “
U.S. troops push into southern Fallujah
American military forces plan to gain control of city this weekend
November 12, 2004
American forces have killed about 600 insurgents in their fight to retake Fallujah, the U.S. military said Thursday as troops pushed toward the city’s southern corridor, where the streets are lined with bombs and sniper hideouts.
Shot touted as possible new male contraceptive
November 12, 2004
The world of male contraception has been limited to condoms and vasectomies. But researchers now point to a new method that shows promise — a shot that prompts an immune reaction to a protein produced in the male reproductive system.
Troops become newest citizens
November 12, 2004
Marine Cpl. David Antonio Garcia stood Thursday on the deck of an aircraft carrier and was sworn in as an American citizen — after already serving under the U.S. flag in Iraq.
Orange happy to open with win
Unlike past two years, ‘Cuse claims opener
November 12, 2004
Syracuse had lost its last two season openers. The Orange weren’t about to make it three in a row.
Carlyle H. Smith
November 12, 2004
Mildred Fern Vann
November 12, 2004
6Sports video: Eudora to face top-ranked Hayden
November 12, 2004
The Cardinals hope to give the Wildcats a run for their money Friday in Eudora.
Lawrence Datebook
November 12, 2004
Correction
November 12, 2004
City, county leaders peruse rural development plans
November 12, 2004
Lawrence and Douglas County commissioners Thursday got their first look at a proposed set of guidelines to eliminate the five-acre exemption and push rural development closer to the city limits.
This time, Bluejays better
Creighton greatly improved since losing in KU soccer’s season opener
November 12, 2004
Kansas University may have opened its soccer season against Creighton, but the Jayhawks do not want to end their season against the Bluejays.
LHS ready to return the favor
Lions reaching ‘peak’ for O-South rematch
November 12, 2004
If Dirk Wedd could replay one down from any of Lawrence High’s first 10 games, the Lions’ football coach wouldn’t have to think long to make his choice.
Woodling: Gordon, Reid easy to praise
November 12, 2004
Just once in the previous eight years of Big 12 Conference football has a Kansas University player — Ron Warner in 1997 — earned Associated Press first-team all-league honors.
Finally his time
Walk-on Nielsen earns unlikely starting gig in home finale
November 12, 2004
Whether it’s bad luck or good luck depends on who you talk to. But the younger brother of Kansas University quarterback John Nielsen will get more than he bargained for after buying a plane ticket from San Diego to Kansas.
Loss offset
November 12, 2004
Heroes
There have been no combat performers more vital to our history and our future than those gallant foot soldiers
November 12, 2004
A photograph at the top of page 4A of Wednesday’s USA Today should remind everyone of the basic ingredient for winning virtually any kind of war: the dedicated, gallant and courageous foot soldier.
Not appropriate
November 12, 2004
Spike: Sports stars have feelings, too
November 12, 2004
Even quarterbacks get the blues. That is the moral of the first “Untold” (8 p.m., Spike) story, a new documentary series dedicated to the complicated and at times surprisingly difficult personal lives of sports stars.
General managers divided on replay
Commentary deck
November 12, 2004
Upon further review, baseball will hold off on taking a look at instant replay. After watching umpires reverse almost every missed call in the postseason, major-league general managers split 15-15 Thursday on whether to keep exploring the subject.
Thefts create costs, building delays for Habitat for Humanity
November 12, 2004
For what it will cost the city’s Habitat for Humanity chapter to recover from thefts of home-building materials this year, the nonprofit agency could put up an entire house.
Tyree won’t follow father
KU defensive end not interested in broadcasting
November 12, 2004
Like father, like son does not apply to Kansas University football player Greg Tyree. Tyree’s father has been a radio-television sports personality for nearly 30 years, and the KU defensive end has no desire to follow in his dad’s footsteps.
John Wayne Young
November 12, 2004
Professor says Arafat’s death may help future peace
November 12, 2004
The death of Yasser Arafat may lead to violence in the short term but could bring a long-standing peace.
Hayden tough foe for Eudora
Class 4A’s top-ranked squad will test Cardinals
November 12, 2004
Eudora High will play a state football playoff game tonight at home. Its only obstacle is the top-ranked Class 4A team in Kansas.
Athlete of the week: Mallory West
November 12, 2004
Bob Vila comes ‘Home Again’
TV’s original do-it-yourselfer tackles NYC brownstone
November 12, 2004
Bob Vila found a nice surprise. “We had a discovery,” he tells the camera crew that just arrived. “I would love to get some ‘B-roll’ of it. I’m not exactly sure how we’ll fit it in, but I’m sure we can use the footage, and I’ll voice it over.”
New Palestinian leader little-known
November 12, 2004
The Palestinian Authority’s new president couldn’t be more different from Yasser Arafat, having little name recognition and no more political clout than a “small fish,” as one prominent Palestinian journalist described him.
Winter meeting planned
November 12, 2004
Lawrence High will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday in the LHS cafeteria for parents of students who will participate in basketball, bowling, swimming and wrestling.
Veterans proud to have paid ‘cost of freedom’
November 12, 2004
Retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger understands the price of freedom all too clearly. Bridger, who served with the U.S. Air Force, was a prisoner of war for more than six years in Vietnam.
Eudora basketball scores from Nov. 11
November 12, 2004
KU team helping to rid world of land mines
November 12, 2004
Most of John Kostelnick’s research involves poring over maps of land-mine fields. But it’s the photos he comes across during his work that keep him going.
Clifford Ray Scrivner
November 12, 2004
Shooter testifies in his own defense
Cosby claims he acted in self-defense, urges court not to judge him
November 12, 2004
Lafayette Cosby talked about religion and President Bush. He called out Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney’s name when it appeared he thought she wasn’t listening to him.
Seminoles overtake Wolfpack
Teams combine for 22 punts, less than 250 yards
November 12, 2004
Wyatt Sexton got knocked down time and time again. When he did stay on his feet, his passes rarely found their target.
On the Record
November 12, 2004
Self’s theory on point guards: the more, the merrier
November 12, 2004
Aaron Miles, Russell Robinson and Keith Langford will play in the same backcourt at times this season. During those stretches, and others with Michael Lee in the game, fans may be unable to decipher which Kansas University men’s basketball player is the point guard.
Blockbuster hopes offer keeps it atop movie-rental industry
Company makes $700 million bid for rival Hollywood Entertainment
November 12, 2004
Blockbuster Inc., facing new attacks from big retailers and online operators, has offered $700 million for rival Hollywood Entertainment Corp. in a bid to combine the two biggest players in the movie-rental industry.
Songwriter Ryan Adams performs smoking set at Lied
November 12, 2004
Ryan Adams’ concert at the Lied Center Wednesday was a dry show, but the theme of the night was booze. You could almost smell bourbon coming out of the speakers.
City schools put five on all-league volleyball
November 12, 2004
Five city high school players filled the 14 berths on the All-Sunflower League volleyball team as chosen by league coaches.
Horoscopes
November 12, 2004
Students’ fervor, faculty’s view at odds at games
November 12, 2004
David Guth didn’t see much basketball Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. “I was right behind a very lovely coed wearing J.Lo jeans,” Guth said. “The reason I know that was that was about all I could see.”
Photo: Silent watch
November 12, 2004
Calendar
November 12, 2004