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New J-W design more reader-friendly
November 14, 2004
You’re reading an improved version of the Journal-World.
Analysis: No need for overkill when purchasing a gun
November 14, 2004
A couple of weeks ago a national outdoors chain store had a sale on hunting rifles. One offering was a $99 Chinese copy of a Russian AK-47, complete with bayonet, the latter apparently a last line of defense if you are charged by a man-eating deer.
Fallujah under U.S. control
Two most wanted figures escape
November 14, 2004
U.S. military officials said Saturday that American troops had now “occupied” the entire city of Fallujah and there were no more major concentrations of insurgents still fighting after nearly a week of intense urban combat.
Stretching promotes healthy productivity
Lawrence employees say exercise works
November 14, 2004
Starting work at 6:30 a.m. is quite a stretch for Donna Beecham, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Book notes
November 14, 2004
¢ New poetry collection considers wildness ¢ Event honors supporter of poetry readings ¢ Lawrence writers honored at author’s club convention
Washburn’s Chipman fond of KU seniors
Ichabods’ boss sings praises of Jayhawk class of Simien, Miles, Langford, Lee
November 14, 2004
Washburn University basketball coach Bob Chipman kidded counselor Keith Langford at his June Ichabod youth camp in Topeka.
Horoscopes
November 14, 2004
Spartans hand Badgers 1st loss
Fourth-ranked Wisconsin falls out of title chase
November 14, 2004
Wisconsin’s dream of an unbeaten season might have ended just before halftime Saturday at Michigan State.
Overhaul in store for Eldridge
November 14, 2004
The Eldridge Hotel is headed for major renovations in the next several months as its new owners strive to modernize the downtown landmark while restoring and highlighting its historical elegance.
The Motley Fool
November 14, 2004
¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Bought at wrong time ¢ Open for deposit
Area briefs
November 14, 2004
¢ Access award recipients announced ¢ Rare rhino introduced at Wichita zoo ¢ Westport stabbing convict gets 15 years
Jailed Palestinian to run for office
November 14, 2004
Marwan Barghouti, a leader of the Palestinian uprising jailed by Israel but perhaps the strongest candidate to oust Yasser Arafat’s old guard of politicians, plans to run in upcoming presidential elections, a person close to Barghouti said Saturday.
Meltdown!
Mangino blows his top after KU blows late lead
November 14, 2004
With everything stacked against Kansas University’s football team Saturday against No. 6 Texas, Jayhawk coach Mark Mangino wasn’t in the mood to see officiating as another obstacle.
Backup QB shines for KU
November 14, 2004
Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea that Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino showed his squad “Rocky” earlier this week.
How they scored
November 14, 2004
Notebook
November 14, 2004
Bookstore
November 14, 2004
Roaf recovered from troubles in New Orleans
November 14, 2004
New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett makes no bones about it: When you talk about left tackle in the NFL, Willie Roaf sets the standard.
Poet’s showcase
November 14, 2004
Book explains seven stages of motherhood
November 14, 2004
Tasks don’t seem so insurmountable when there is an end in sight, and raising children is no exception.
Girl holds her own on gridiron
November 14, 2004
Football fanatic Skylar Bosco might not be able to realize her dream of becoming an NFL quarterback, but she’s determined to prove a girl can play on a boy’s turf.
Sales tax for higher education suggested
November 14, 2004
A new report on Kansas higher education funding says the state’s colleges and universities should pursue a new revenue stream — local sales taxes.
Couple still on roll after 53 years together
Frances and Robert Turner first met at skating rink
November 14, 2004
Frances Turner jokes that her husband, Robert, has two left feet when he takes his skates off.
Palestinians were biggest Arafat victims
November 14, 2004
It is considered bad form to speak ill of the dead, but I will make an exception for Yasser Arafat, the pathetic embodiment of all that went wrong in the Third World after the demise of the European empires.
Some news you might have missed
November 14, 2004
Today we have some urgent breaking news, defined as “news that happened at some point in the past year and we just now found out because we’re way behind in our mail.”
Notes
November 14, 2004
Area briefs
November 14, 2004
¢ Psychology professor wins H.O.P.E award ¢ Commissioners to consider road gate ¢ Three teachers have licenses revoked
Missouri youth establish deer record
For fourth straight year, young hunters had season free of firearms-related accidents
November 14, 2004
Hunters checked 13,466 deer during Missouri’s fourth youth-only firearms deer hunt last weekend.
Anglers can cash in on crappie tags again at Clinton, Hillsdale, Melvern, Perry
November 14, 2004
Wildlife and Parks is tagging crappie again this fall at Clinton, Hillsdale, Melvern and Perry reservoirs. The fish are tagged with yellow reward tags worth $5, $20 or $100.
Gymnastics feat
November 14, 2004
School support
November 14, 2004
Victim help
November 14, 2004
Bush must reshape foreign policy goals
November 14, 2004
Bringing stability to Iraq and continuing the fight against al-Qaida’s terrorist network top President Bush’s second-term agenda in foreign policy. But he will not have the luxury of dealing only with those urgent tasks.
Truex wraps up Busch Series crown
McMurray bags Bi-Lo 200 title for second win in row
November 14, 2004
Martin Truex Jr.’s fourth-place finish Saturday at Darlington Raceway gave Dale Earnhardt Jr. the first of two series championships he covets this year.
Incumbents elected in royal fashion
November 14, 2004
John Mica has pulled off a feat many of us would have thought impossible. He has been elected to Congress without ever having his name on the ballot this year. His story tells a lot about what has happened to the House of Representatives, the part of the federal government designed to be closest to the people, but one that has become more like an American House of Lords.
Mason on hot seat at Minnesota
November 14, 2004
Heard from anyone about your football coach? Joel Maturi nodded. Oh, yeah, he has heard from people.
James, Gooden propel Cavs
November 14, 2004
For the first time as a pro, LeBron James is on a .500 team. It’s nice, but he expects the Cleveland Cavaliers to be much better than that.
Texas A&M wins another OT thriller
Aggies hold off Red Raiders, 32-35, in extra-session shootout
November 14, 2004
Sonny Cumbie fired a pass into the end zone, Byron Jones swatted it away, and hundreds of maroon-clad players and fans stormed the field to celebrate.
Fightin’ Indians fall in season finale
Mistakes again costly in HINU home loss
November 14, 2004
After the final seconds ticked off the clock Saturday at Haskell Stadium, the only noise to be heard was the hooting of the Langston Lions, who emptied every Gatorade cooler on their sideline onto the heads of their coaching staff.
William Jewell rallies past Baker
November 14, 2004
Baker University’s football squad jumped to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and 14-10 at halftime, but William Jewell (5-5) rallied in the second half for a 27-17 win in the Wildcats’ season finale. Brian Sheppard threw two TD passes for the Wildcats (4-6), one each to Mark Kabbany and John Reeves. Michael Megraw added a 28-yard field goal.
Haskell women’s hoops loses heartbreaker
November 14, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team blew a 10-point halftime lead in a 54-53 loss Saturday to Dallas Christian at Rhema Bible College.
Local college briefs
November 14, 2004
¢ Baker soccer wins Region V championship ¢ Baker, Ottawa men win hoops games ¢ Ottawa volleyball wins ¢ OU football rallies
Shoe store known for police presence about to close
November 14, 2004
Nobody knows for sure, but it may have been while Irvin Alper was tied up by robbers using shoestrings from his wholesale warehouse that the St. Louis businessman concocted a plan to improve security.
Calendar
November 14, 2004
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents age 55 and older. Call Senior Services at 842-0543 for more information.
Charter schools’ test scores near average
Education official says results show students are making progress
November 14, 2004
Students in Kansas charter schools tested about the same on reading and math tests this spring as the average Kansas student.
Kansas City-area priest accused of abuse
November 14, 2004
Three lawsuits accuse former priest Thomas Reardon of sexually abusing the plaintiffs when they were boys.
Backcountry bravado
Extreme skiing enthusiasts get ‘summit fever’
November 14, 2004
The four skiers emerged from vehicles at the side of a highway high in the Rockies and headed up a steep, tree-covered slope into the wilderness.
Beyond the slopes: Resorts offer more for nonskiers
November 14, 2004
Last winter, roughly 57 million visitors descended on the nation’s ski resorts. Yet more of them are going there with little or no interest in actually riding a chairlift up the slopes and schussing down the mountain.
People
November 14, 2004
¢ Martin collects lifetime award ¢ Photographers sue couple ¢ Lohan, Valderrama break up ¢ Lawyer sues ‘Law & Order’ ¢ Rapper O.D.B. found dead
Nichols D.A. arrested in prostitution sting
November 14, 2004
One of the prosecutors in bombing conspirator Terry Nichols’ murder trial was arrested in a police prostitution sting, officials said Friday.
Betty Jo Curtis
November 14, 2004
Greg DeChicchio
November 14, 2004
Pastor writes checks in robbery
November 14, 2004
Police have an unusual clue as they search for the two men who robbed the pastor of a Kansas City church at gunpoint.
Lead-footed judges not in danger of tickets
November 14, 2004
When they get behind the wheel, district judges Leonard Mastroni of La Crosse and Marty Clark of Russell are ready for speed, but you won’t see cars with flashing lights sneaking up behind them.
Commuter report
November 14, 2004
Ballard praise
November 14, 2004
Peterson now must fight both to win appeal and save his life
November 14, 2004
The jury that convicted Scott Peterson saw a man with two faces: in public, a loving father-to-be with a steady job and stable home, and in private a cheating husband who yearned for bachelorhood and was willing to kill for it.
What are you reading?
November 14, 2004
Cheney given clean bill of health after going to hospital with heart worries
November 14, 2004
Vice President Dick Cheney, who has had four heart attacks, underwent three hours of tests at a Washington, D.C., hospital Saturday after suffering shortness of breath, but went home when doctors found no abnormalities.
Couples hail gay-rights milestone
November 14, 2004
The fight for gay marriage appeared to be gaining ground a year ago. Although dozens of states had passed laws defining marriage as a heterosexual institution, advocates took heart in state-sanctioned civil unions in Vermont, expanded domestic partnership benefits in California, and a Supreme Court decision striking down the Texas sodomy ban.
Journalists consider impact of Web logs
November 14, 2004
The woman who writes Wonkette! needed no introduction and offered no apologies Saturday, telling her peers in online journalism that Web logs like hers have spurred a quicker response to breaking news by major media outlets.
Clinton Presidential Library to begin opening fanfare
November 14, 2004
Suppose you just happened to have 80 million pages of paper, 2 million photographs, 20,000 videotapes and 77,000 gewgaws and knickknacks. What would you do with them?
Toot, toot! Popeye the sailor man is 75
November 14, 2004
Put away the cake. Pass the spinach.
Lawrence father faces deportation to Africa
American dream turns nightmarish
November 14, 2004
Francisco Borges is missing a tooth. “I was beaten many times. Armed police,” he said, pointing to the gap on the left side of his mouth. “Those were not fun times.”
Suspects in Dutch slaying linked to militant group
November 14, 2004
Dutch authorities have confirmed that 13 young Muslims arrested on terrorism charges in the Netherlands after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh are members of a radical Islamic group with international links and a Syrian-born spiritual leader.
10 ways to make healthy food fun
November 14, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but getting your children to take a single bite of broccoli is akin to two rounds in the ring. Here are some strategies for sneaking healthy foods in the dishes your children love. Don’t forget to introduce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at your table — even those you don’t like.
Pitt QB uses expletive on TV
November 14, 2004
Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko used an expletive during a live postgame interview with NBC after the Panthers upended No. 24 Notre Dame, 41-38, Saturday.
Web site clarifies Medicare maze
November 14, 2004
Looking to “escape the healthcare maze”? The nonprofit Medicare Rights Center says it can help, via www.medicareinteractive.org/aarp. Funded with government and foundation grants and supported by AARP, the site is a welcome new source of information for Medicare beneficiaries asking what the program can and can’t do for them.
Update
November 14, 2004
¢ Lazy eye ¢ Diabetes
Hook, line and sinker
Review: Trout Fishing in America lures applause with quirky lyrics, splendid musicianship
November 14, 2004
If you haven’t heard the musical duo Trout Fishing in America, imagine a blend of Mr. Rogers and Weird Al Yankovic, but with splendid musicianship.
Seven ways to tell you’re in Toronto
November 14, 2004
Filmmakers are always trying to fool us into believing Toronto is Anycity, USA. But it’s pretty easy to catch them in the act.
Arts notes
November 14, 2004
¢ Former KU professor shows art at alma mater ¢ Collage artist opens studio to public ¢ KU Ceramic Club to have sale in gallery ¢ Performance to feature international students ¢ Free State High School to stage comedy ¢ Theater company announces auditions
Themes strengthen photographer’s work
November 14, 2004
I’m influenced by the work of many photographers, some local, some from thousands of miles away. One of my recent favorites is Belgium photographer Carl de Keyzer, whose work confronts the widely held belief that a successful photograph is a beautiful photograph.
Check your Pulse
Wondering what happened to your newspaper?
November 14, 2004
Telling stories about the trends, issues and happenings that influence reader’s lives requires a newspaper that’s flexible.
Straight from the heart
Alvin Ailey dancers keep choreographer’s passionate classic alive
November 14, 2004
Not to spoil the ending, but the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is closing its Tuesday performance with a classic.
Minnesota couple to kick off arts patron program
November 14, 2004
From their downtown Minneapolis loft, John and Sage Cowles can look out the window and see one of the results of their lifetime of contributions to the arts.
Woodling: Coach’s outburst to be expected
November 14, 2004
The letters may or may not cross in the mail. Big 12 Conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg will no doubt send a letter of reprimand and levy the obligatory $10,000 fine against Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino for second-guessing the officiating.
As former Ichabod victim, KU coach Self wary of Washburn
November 14, 2004
Bill Self doesn’t remember Nov. 29, 1984, like it was yesterday. But Self, Kansas University’s second-year basketball coach, definitely can place himself at the scene of NCAA Division Two Washburn University’s stunning 67-66 victory over Division One Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.
Huskers await Kansas
KU seeks revenge for earlier soccer loss
November 14, 2004
Only one team has defeated Kansas University’s high-flying soccer team at home this season.
Young’s ‘2-step’ dooms Kansas
November 14, 2004
With the football game on the line, University of Texas quarterback Vince Young dropped back deep in the pocket and did what he does best.
Men fourth at Regional
November 14, 2004
Sophomore Benson Chesang placed sixth, helping Kansas University’s men’s cross country squad place fourth out of 21 teams Saturday at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Superintendent backs single-sex schools
K.C., Mo., district seeks ways to boost lagging enrollment
November 14, 2004
Kansas City Schools Superintendent Bernard Taylor is looking to create single-sex schools to possibly lure back thousands of lost pupils.
County plans
City and county officials should persevere in their efforts to get a handle on residential growth in the county’s rural areas.
November 14, 2004
A rural development plan discussed during a meeting of city and county officials last week is likely to run into some opposition but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be pursued.
Briefly
November 14, 2004
¢ Town holds festival to honor ‘Hogzilla’ legend ¢ Police review new case of Taser use on child ¢ Competency request could delay Smart trial ¢ Couple accused in plot to sacrifice children ¢ Judge favors Democrats in provisional ballot fight
Briefly
November 14, 2004
¢ CIA’s No. 2 official retires amid infighting ¢ Army lieutenant faces hearing on rape charges ¢ Presbyterian church receives arson threats ¢ Teenager charged with trying to aid militants
Briefly
November 14, 2004
¢ Two bombs explode, killing one, wounding 13 ¢ Group: 101 journalists killed so far this year ¢ Rampaging elephants stomp through villages ¢ Foreigners still crowd airport for flights out ¢ Chinese envoy urges calm after protests ¢ Election signals end of era as leader steps down ¢ Mother, children killed in house fire mourned ¢ Rumsfeld discusses security with president ¢ 5,500 sign petition for St. Croix to break away
Pet post
November 14, 2004
Curious can drink turkey, trimmings
Green bean casserole served up in bottles
November 14, 2004
Jones Soda Co. takes the idea of a liquid diet to a new low.
Review, rebalance, refresh investments
November 14, 2004
The new inflation-indexed savings bond rate is a tad more generous than I expected. The new rate is 3.67 percent for the next six months, up from 3.39 percent for the half-year that ended Oct. 31.
Briefcase
November 14, 2004
¢ Neurologist joins LMH ¢ Commercial Federal accepting donations ¢ Name that company ¢ Post office to deliver holiday cards online
On the record
November 14, 2004
Transplant recipient runs marathon with donor’s dad
November 14, 2004
Two years ago, Len Geiger was near death, suffering from a severe case of genetic emphysema.
Faces and places
November 14, 2004
Sparring partner must follow fighting rules
November 14, 2004
I think I first heard the term “creative fighting” on the Oprah show. Whether it was Dr. Phil or another relationship guru who originally coined that phrase, I don’t remember, but this I do know: Creative is to fighting what ethical is to politics — an oxymoron if ever I heard one!