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6Sports video: Eudora falls to Hayden
November 13, 2004
Eudora was just no match for undefeated Hayden. The Wildcats beat the Cardinals, 42-6, Friday in Eudora.
6News video: Art a la Carte
November 13, 2004
Where for art thou Romeo? This weekend, he’s on the Crafton-Preyer Theatre stage, where University Theatre is presenting Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” KU’s version of the tragic tale of star-crossed young lovers is expected to be as notable for its sugary love scenes as it is for its fast-paced and well-choreographed fight sequences.
6Sports video: Lions lose again to Falcons
November 13, 2004
Olathe South ended Lawrence High’s season with a 20-14 victory in overtime, Friday night at the Olathe District Activities Center.
Briefly
November 13, 2004
¢ Taser use on 6-year-old prompts protests ¢ CDC statistics show mild West Nile season ¢ Second cervical vaccine shows early promise ¢ Election exposes flaws in voting system ¢ Democrats sue over provisional ballots ¢ Voters extend sales tax for light rail project ¢ Military to reduce troops in Chechnya ¢ Opposition supporters seize headquarters ¢ Van crash kills four ¢ Overdose murder charge dropped against mom ¢ US Airways wants union pacts voided ¢ AG says anti-migrant measure has limits ¢ Panel: Toxic substances likely cause of Gulf War illnesses ¢ France denies accusations ¢ Submarine incident threatens Japan-China relations ¢ Ashcroft says judges risk security by questioning Bush
Muslims fear ethnic violence in wake of filmmaker’s slaying
November 13, 2004
The Muslim woman adjusted her head scarf and gazed wearily at her daughters’ elementary school Friday, one of many Islamic sites attacked since a Muslim radical allegedly murdered a Dutch filmmaker who criticized Islam.
Ex-mayor to lead chamber board
November 13, 2004
A former mayor and former leader of the Kansas Chamber is lining up to lead Lawrence’s largest business organization.
Disease worries stifle bean harvest
November 13, 2004
As harvest of a record soybean crop wraps up, Kansas farmers are turning their attention to a new disease threat that could ruin yields next year.
Jobs scarce for well-educated workers
November 13, 2004
Though Kansas boasts of a well-educated work force and limited government regulations, a new study says that the state has failed to convert those business assets into strong growth.
Briefcase
November 13, 2004
¢ Meredith buying WB in K.C. from Sinclair ¢ Novell sues rival again ¢ Report: French want to create Boeing rival
National retail sales up 0.2 percent
November 13, 2004
Consumers lost a little of their enthusiasm for auto purchases last month but spent like mad in a number of other areas including clothing and gasoline, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Commodities
November 13, 2004
Learning by doing
Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes — or wheelchair — can be a vivid learning experience
November 13, 2004
No, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway didn’t have an accident. The photo in Friday’s Journal-World, showing Hemenway in a wheelchair was part of a learning-by-doing exercise.
No savings
November 13, 2004
Sin tax syntax
November 13, 2004
Out of control
November 13, 2004
Financial gains
There’s good news from Watkins Community Museum of History
November 13, 2004
It’s great to hear that the financial picture of the Douglas County Historical Society has taken a turn for the better.
You’d run too
November 13, 2004
Is Germany a lesson for Iraq?
November 13, 2004
This week, Germans celebrated the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Or, to put it differently, this week Germans marked 15 years of what has been the most peaceful, most comfortable, most orderly transition from totalitarianism to democracy ever — the polar opposite of the transition now taking place (if it is taking place) in Iraq.
Blind trust
Faith in God guides Lawrence woman through life
November 13, 2004
Susan Tabor has never seen a sunset. She doesn’t know what her three cats — Friar Lawrence, St. Vincent de Purr and St. Felix del Gato — look like. And the simple act of crossing the street is, for her, a perilous journey.
Church of England said to face decision on women bishops
November 13, 2004
The Church of England remains sharply divided on whether women should be priests and soon must decide whether they should be bishops as well, a church report said.
Weddings
November 13, 2004
Engagements
November 13, 2004
Military news
November 13, 2004
Club news
November 13, 2004
Palestinians swarm coffin during Arafat’s burial
November 13, 2004
Yasser Arafat was buried Friday in the place where he spent his last years as a virtual prisoner, seen off in a huge and chaotic outpouring of grief for the man who embodied the Palestinian people’s dream of statehood.
FCE and 4-H News
November 13, 2004
Armani brings fashion show to N.Y.
Designer tries on different audience
November 13, 2004
With a strong four-decade track record, Giorgio Armani has earned the right to do just about anything he wants in the field of fashion.
Party shooter guilty of murder
November 13, 2004
A jury believed Lafayette Cosby acted in self-defense the first time he was charged with killing a man, but not the second time.
KU halls feeling fallout of lawsuit
Watkins, Miller costs may increase 25 percent
November 13, 2004
A lawsuit filed by former residents of Watkins and Miller scholarship halls at Kansas University is continuing to have unintended consequences for some of those who initiated it.
Two consider campaign for office
November 13, 2004
A former city government heavyweight and a high-ranking Lawrence school district administrator are considering campaigns for the Lawrence City Commission.
Ethics discussion should spur city, university to greater effort
November 13, 2004
Earlier this week, Michael Josephson visited Lawrence to talk about ethics and character. Josephson is the founder and president of the Josephson Institute, which is designed to help people make principled decisions and live with greater integrity.
Lawrence briefs
November 13, 2004
¢ KU student attacked after leaving bar ¢ Ted Owens benefit raises $50,000 for Bert Nash ¢ Humane Society plans annual Animal Fair ¢ Habitat For Humanity to present concert ¢ KU sets final exams
Opening of pheasant season today keeps Kansas wildlife officers hopping
November 13, 2004
Snow was forecast for western Kansas this weekend — great weather for upland bird hunters, not so good for the game they’ll be pursuing as pheasant season opens today.
Omaha landlord accused of demanding sexual payments from tenants
November 13, 2004
The U.S. Justice Department has called on 21 women to testify in Monday’s sex-for-rent trial of an Omaha landlord.
Homeowners brace for record winter fuel bills
November 13, 2004
Bob Sadlowski wants to stay warm without going broke this winter and so, with apologies to home decorating mavens, he’s insulating the windows of his home in Easthampton, Mass., with plastic sheeting. Similarly motivated, R.J. Moore of Kansas City, Mo., will bundle up indoors rather than cranking up the thermostat.
New DVDs have short shelf life
Noel’ producers opt for self-destructing movie distribution
November 13, 2004
The Christmas-themed movie “Noel” most likely won’t be coming to a theater near you — but if you miss it on cable, there’s always the self-destructing DVD.
Some ABC affiliates pull ‘Private Ryan’
November 13, 2004
Sixty-six ABC affiliates, covering nearly one-third of the country, ultimately decided not to air the movie “Saving Private Ryan” on Veterans Day due to skittishness over whether the Federal Communications Commission would deem it indecent.
Sweeps succumb to Saturday night slump
November 13, 2004
The engaging sports fantasy “Clubhouse” has struck out with viewers. It debuted Tuesday nights to favorable reviews but suffered from anemic ratings.
League warns Browns lineman for remark about Steelers QB
November 13, 2004
The NFL warned Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren for comments he made about trying to hit Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the head in Sunday’s game.
.500 record at stake for ‘refreshed’ Indians
November 13, 2004
Two weeks ago, the dream of a winning season died for the Haskell Indian Nations University football team.
Syracuse zone foils Princeton
November 13, 2004
Syracuse was in a zone, and Princeton had no answer for it. Burned early by Princeton’s motion offense against their man-to-man defense, the Orange switched to their zone.
Baker briefs
November 13, 2004
¢ BU football to close at William Jewell ¢ Koelzer honored ¢ Soccer title on line
Diaz leads TOC by two strokes
Daly-Donofrio alone in second place after firing 66
November 13, 2004
Laura Diaz closed with three birdies for a 5-under 67 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.
Holyfield won’t hang up gloves
Aging heavyweight taking on faded former contender Donald tonight
November 13, 2004
For much of what history will acknowledge as a stellar career, Evander Holyfield was boxing’s St. George equivalent, a knight in shining armor who dashed around the countryside slaying dragons and righting wrongs.
Education secretary to leave Cabinet
November 13, 2004
Rod Paige, who rose from racial segregation to become the nation’s first black education secretary, intends to leave his Cabinet position, an administration official said Friday.
Insurgent violence surges across Iraq
November 13, 2004
While U.S. troops drove deeper Friday into insurgent strongholds in southern Fallujah, rebel violence raged across the rest of Iraq. Clashes erupted in several Iraqi cities and insurgents shot down a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter outside Baghdad.
NYC announces plane crash memorial site
November 13, 2004
After years of tension between two communities mourning the second-worst airline disaster in U.S. history, the city announced Friday that it will build a memorial nearly a mile from the crash site.
Patriot Act renewal, FBI reform key issues for Justice Department
November 13, 2004
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft is leaving but the top issues for the Justice Department are the same heading into President Bush’s second term: persuading Congress to renew key parts of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act and continuing fundamental reforms at the FBI.
KU Medical Center receives $11.8 million diversity grants
November 13, 2004
Three grants totaling $11.8 million will help the Kansas University School of Medicine prepare doctors for dealing with an increasingly diverse patient base.
Lawrence Datebook
November 13, 2004
Eight candidates apply for new judgeship
November 13, 2004
Eight Lawrence and area residents want to be fitted for a black robe. Friday was the deadline to apply for the new Douglas County judicial seat the state is adding because of an increased caseload.
Leona Antoinette Rappard Pippert
November 13, 2004
Guardsmen who died in combat get promotions
November 13, 2004
Posthumous promotions have been bestowed upon the first Kansas Army National Guard soldiers to die in combat since the Vietnam War.
Clifford Ray Scrivner
November 13, 2004
Clergy split over gay-rights proposal
November 13, 2004
With the City Council preparing to consider a gay-rights ordinance, some clergy said it created special rights for one group and “violates divine law.”
Kansas to receive thousands of flu shots
November 13, 2004
Kansas health officials announced Friday that the state expects to receive nearly 75,360 doses of flu vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lions fall — again — in OT
For second time this season, Olathe South defeats Lawrence High in overtime
November 13, 2004
This time, the trick was on Lawrence High. The Lions had thrown four halfback passes going into Friday night’s Class 6A state playoffs sectional game against Olathe South at Olathe District Activities Center, and the gadget play had resulted in three LHS touchdowns.
Turnovers too much for EHS to handle
Early miscues disastrous for Eudora in 42-6 loss to Topeka Hayden
November 13, 2004
It wasn’t so much the overall towering size of Topeka Hayden that led to the 42-6 hammering of Eudora High in a Class 4A football state playoffs sectional game Friday night at Laws Field. It wasn’t the Wildcats’ team speed or their offense or defense. What was it?
Jayhawks debunk funk
KU overcomes slow start for first-round win
November 13, 2004
Meghan Miller was mad enough to chew her gloves off. Kansas University’s All-Big 12 Conference goalkeeper had surrendered a score to Creighton just eight minutes into Friday’s NCAA Tournament first-round game at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas basketball receiving high marks
November 13, 2004
Final votes won’t be tallied until May, following the late signing period for national letters of intent. But early indications are Kansas University’s men’s basketball recruiting class of 2005 definitely will rank as one of the top five in the country.
Wildcats stop Jayhawks
November 13, 2004
Kansas University and Kansas State took to the waters of the Kansas River for the final head-to-head match of the rivalry for fall sports this year.
Henrickson corrals top 25 basketball player
November 13, 2004
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has added a third player to this year’s recruiting class.
Four players, Francis honored by Big 12
November 13, 2004
Four Kansas University soccer players — Meghan Miller, Caroline Smith, Amy Geha and Holly Gault — earned berths on the All-Big 12 Conference soccer team as chosen by league coaches.
Pacers’ Artest back after two-game benching
November 13, 2004
Ron Artest was back in the starting lineup, scoring 29 points for the Indiana Pacers on Friday night after being benched for two games for asking for time off because of his busy schedule.
Michigan Tech beacon of hope
Div. II school example of what’s right with game
November 13, 2004
There isn’t enough room on a page to catalog everything that’s gone wrong with big-time college football. But two words are enough to describe everything that’s still right about the game at the lower levels: Michigan Tech.
Rain puts leaders out front at Darlington
Busch, Gordon, Earnhardt, Johnson, Martin awarded top spots for race
November 13, 2004
The contenders for the Nextel Cup championship moved to the front of the field without turning a lap Friday at Darlington Raceway.
Truex to start from pole in Busch race
Series leader given top spot after rain washes qualifying
November 13, 2004
Busch series points leader Martin Truex Jr. will start up front after rain washed out qualifying Friday for the Bi-Lo 200.
NASCAR truck race postponed until today
November 13, 2004
An off-and-on rain Friday night forced postponement of the NASCAR truck series race, which was to be the first under the lights at Darlington Raceway.
Kansas high school football scores from Nov. 12
November 13, 2004
OSU coach eager to put loss to Texas behind
November 13, 2004
No. 25 Oklahoma State can describe its loss at Texas in many ways. Disheartening, demoralizing or deflating would all work perfectly.
Colorado suddenly renewed
Despite struggles, CU has shot at title
November 13, 2004
The coach is in trouble because he doesn’t win enough games. The athletic director is in trouble because his department doesn’t have enough money to fire the coach. The players, meanwhile, are playing for a championship.
Idle MU seeks cure to blues in fourth
November 13, 2004
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says the coaching staff emphasizes playing well in the fourth quarter. But something isn’t working. Pinkel said coaches were taking the blame for the second-half collapses that had proven so costly for Missouri (4-5 overall, 2-4 Big 12 Conference) this season.
Warner’s job status questioned in New York
Sentiment growing for rookie Manning, but Giants sticking with veteran
November 13, 2004
Ask Tom Coughlin a question too many times and a pained expression previews the tone of his answer. “Let me say this again: Kurt Warner is my starting quarterback; Eli Manning is the backup quarterback,” Coughlin said.
Eagles’ Owens getting most of attention
Other receivers have been nearly forgotten in Philadelphia’s offense
November 13, 2004
Terrell Owens has thrived in the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense, but other receivers have virtually disappeared. Over the past two games, Owens has 15 catches — while the rest of the squad has 18.
Horoscopes
November 13, 2004
Market tables move
November 13, 2004
The Journal-World’s weekly market tables — a longtime feature in the Saturday Business section — are moving to a new home.
Time for Joe to go? Say it ain’t so!
As Penn State continues to fade, fans believing the once-unthinkable: Maybe Paterno needs to walk away
November 13, 2004
The coaching legacy and goodwill that Joe Paterno proudly built for five decades at Penn State slowly are unraveling with each humbling loss.
OU remains neutral in Heisman chase
White, Peterson each garnering attention
November 13, 2004
Don’t look for any larger-than-life images of Jason White on New York buildings. An Internet search for an official “Adrian Peterson for Heisman” Web site will get you nowhere. In this campaign, even the candidates aren’t stumping for themselves.
Religion briefs
November 13, 2004
Fires vex Baltimore schools
Money-strapped district struggles to control students
November 13, 2004
Four firefighters and a fire truck are stationed outside Walbrook High School every day. The chances are good they are going to be needed.
On the record
November 13, 2004
Eternal enemies
November 13, 2004
Dancers to perform worldviews
November 13, 2004
Eight dancers will perform works that investigate the way people perceive the world when Kansas City-based aha! dance theatre presents “Aperture” at 8 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Society calendar
November 13, 2004
People and places
November 13, 2004
Officials at WHO meeting warn of deadly flu pandemic
November 13, 2004
An influenza pandemic, when it arrives, will be an immediate threat to the health of nearly everyone on Earth, but very little is being done to prevent its potential devastation, say experts who met this week at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Switzerland.
Mayer: Latest biography about Chamberlain could be greatest
November 13, 2004
Don’t bother looking for a better treatise about the complexities, mysteries and caprices of Wilt Chamberlain than a new book by Robert Cherry. You won’t find one, now or ever.
Andersons donate $3.15M to football project
November 13, 2004
Kansas University has received another major gift toward its proposed football facility, to be built near Memorial Stadium.
KU at NCAA regional
November 13, 2004
Kansas University will compete with 27 men’s teams and 29 women’s teams today at the NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships at Newman Golf Course.
Spurs shake Shaq, beat Heat
Ginobili’s big game boosts San Antonio, 93-84
November 13, 2004
Coming back to his hometown just isn’t the same for Shaquille O’Neal now that he’s traded purple for black.
Stocks rise on retail report
November 13, 2004
Wall Street closed its third straight winning week with another rally Friday, advancing as a new retail sales report and a consumer sentiment reading showed that Americans are growing more confident about the economy.
U.S. may regret loss of civil liberties
November 13, 2004
I doubt you’ve heard what the judge said. About the Patriot Act and the loss of civil liberties, I mean. As near as I can tell, federal Judge A. Wallace Tashima’s comments last Saturday to a conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles were reported only by the L.A. Times and the Associated Press.
Faith forum
November 13, 2004
Which is more important to your set of values: personal morality or social justice?
Pennsylvania district now teaching ‘intelligent design’
November 13, 2004
When talk at the high school here turns to evolution, biology teachers have to make time for Charles Darwin as well as his detractors. With a vote last month, the school board in this rural south-central Pennsylvania community is believed to have become the first in the nation to mandate the teaching of “intelligent design,” which holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by an unspecified higher power.
Peterson convicted of murders
November 13, 2004
A jury convicted Scott Peterson on Friday of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and now will decide whether the philandering husband whose lurid trial became a TV and tabloid sensation should pay with his life.
Circumstantial evidence made case
November 13, 2004
It was circumstantial evidence that led jurors to decide that Scott Peterson murdered his wife. They agreed it was premeditated, first-degree murder even though prosecutors did not prove where, how or exactly when Laci was killed.
Pioneer silversmith left mark at KU
November 13, 2004
Friends and colleagues this week are remembering Carlyle H. Smith for his ground-breaking work, his mentoring and his lifelong craftsmanship.
Nebraska sweeps Jayhawks in volleyball
November 13, 2004
Third-ranked Nebraska swept Kansas University, 3-0 (30-27, 30-24, 30-26), Friday night.
NU, OU coaches have ties
Sooners could clinch South with victory today
November 13, 2004
Today’s Nebraska-Oklahoma game has been long anticipated by some of the key participants. Oh, and the players are excited about it, too. Coaches on both sides of the field are gearing up for the game that pits former colleagues against one another.
KU’s latest challenge: UT’s Benson
November 13, 2004
Nobody affiliated with Kansas University football is willing to compare Texas running back Cedric Benson with other standouts the Jayhawks have seen this year — most notably Kansas State’s Darren Sproles and Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson.
County not luring shoppers
Study: Residents spend more out-of-county than they draw to local businesses
November 13, 2004
Mike Buck, of Austin, Texas, toted a Weaver’s bag down Massachusetts Street on Friday, enjoying a little downtown shopping before today’s Kansas-Texas football game. “It’s really nice,” Buck said of downtown. “We like it because there’s a lot of local shops.”
Former preacher ‘de-converts’ to atheism
November 13, 2004
Don’t talk to Dan Barker about God, Jesus or the Bible. He doesn’t believe in any of them. It’s kind of surprising for a man who maintained a touring, Christian musical ministry for 17 years, including eight years of full-time, cross-country evangelism.
Bowery Dancers connect to audience in first show
November 13, 2004
It was an ordinary Thursday night at Liberty Hall featuring the “stage” premier of a relatively new local dance company. I wondered if they’d be able to fill even the downstairs, maybe a few seats in the balcony. I was so wrong.
Simply the best’ indeed
Longhorns rightfully blow own facilities horn
November 13, 2004
From Interstate 35, the view of quite possibly the biggest tourist attraction in Austin, the capital city of Texas, is stunning. Heading south, you see off to the right what makes so many jealous: acres surrounded by lights, dotted with buildings and topped by an 80,000-seat football stadium filled to the brim every Saturday.
People
November 13, 2004
¢ Stones seek audit of royalties ¢ Maher’s ex seeks $9 million ¢ Army won’t change for prince
Hereford House on brink of closing
Smoking ban blamed
November 13, 2004
The state’s biggest restaurant may be about to close, its owner says. And he’s counting on Lawrence voters to help breathe new life into the place by repealing the city’s smoking ban, which he says is draining $10,000 a week from his Hereford House restaurant at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
JoAnn Louise Seyler Stottlemire
November 13, 2004
Oklahoma thriving through adversity
November 13, 2004
When Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his players look back on their struggles away from home this season, they’re not thinking about the weakness it might portray to poll voters who’ll have a major say in whether they play for the national championship.
Around and about
November 13, 2004
Family may hire special prosecutor in murder case
November 13, 2004
With the job of the county’s top criminal prosecutor about to change hands, the family of a slain Douglas County woman is considering taking the unusual step of hiring a private prosecutor.
Bush hopes for Palestinian state within four years
November 13, 2004
As Yasser Arafat was buried, President Bush raised hopes Friday for a Middle East peace and the creation of an independent Palestinian state within four years, suggesting decades of distrust and frustration could be altered by the change of Palestinian leadership.