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Baker student hit by car on West Sixth
November 19, 2004
(Updated Friday at 11:37 a.m.) A 23-year-old Valley Center man has been hospitalized for injuries he suffered early this morning when he was struck by a car while crossing West Sixth Street.
Misty weather expected to end by afternoon
November 19, 2004
(Updated Friday at 8:40 a.m.) Much of the Lawrence area was shrouded by mist and fog shortly after 8 a.m. today, including the city’s downtown and the Kansas River bridge. “Our visibility is being reduced down to a fourth of a mile or less,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Rice likely to face tough questions
November 19, 2004
Condoleezza Rice, a sports buff, knows that, as a professional basketball player has said, “It’s not going to be peaches and gravy all the time.” Herewith some hard questions senators might ask in her confirmation hearings:
Butchery
The perverted view of serving Allah and Mohammed of Middle East terrorists
November 19, 2004
The USA Today headline read: “Nothing Islamic about human sacrifice … Terrorists in the Middle East are resurrecting a blood cult.” The piece takes on special significance in the light of the brutal shooting in or near Baghdad of Margaret Hassan, a kidnapped aid worker who spent decades getting food and medicine to needy Iraqis.
Clinton unveils ‘gift to the future’
Presidents Bush, Carter attend museum dedication
November 19, 2004
Bill Clinton, America’s first baby boomer president, opened his library Thursday with a rock ‘n’ roll gala that hailed the $165 million glass-and-steel museum as “a gift to the future by a man who always believed in the future.”
FDA safety officer warns of drug risks
Senate committee hears about dangers of Vioxx, five others
November 19, 2004
At least five medications now sold to consumers pose such risks that their sale should be limited or stopped, said a government drug reviewer who raised safety questions earlier about the arthritis drug Vioxx.
Jayhawks sign pair
November 19, 2004
Patrick Roth of Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High and David Cosel of Monument, Colo., have signed golf letters of intent with Kansas University.
Advocates for disabled present list of demands
November 19, 2004
Advocates for Kansans with disabilities called Thursday for increased mental health insurance coverage, stronger protections for the rights of the disabled and $40.7 million in additional funding to provide home-based care for those on waiting lists for services.
Veritas players picked for all-star contest
November 19, 2004
Veritas football players Paul Kempf, Mark Randtke and Jesse Schultz have been selected to play in Saturday’s KCAA all-star game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe.
Hot for teacher
Coaches already singing praises of education major Coppenrath
November 19, 2004
A native of tiny West Barnet, Vt., (pop. 300), Taylor Coppenrath arrived at the University of Vermont five years ago with modest athletic and huge academic aspirations.
Switching quarterbacks shouldn’t hurt Giants
New York turns to rookie Eli Manning as replacement for veteran Warner
November 19, 2004
When it was announced Eli Manning would start for the New York Giants against Atlanta on Sunday, the Falcons quickly became 21/2-point favorites in a game that opened at pick ‘em.
Owens apologizes for role in MNF skit
November 19, 2004
While Terrell Owens would never say he was sorry for his flashy touchdown celebrations, he did apologize Thursday to anyone offended by his role in a steamy segment with actress Nicollette Sheridan for the intro to “Monday Night Football.”
Cover tune is perfectly imagined
November 19, 2004
For once, a new single on the radio has caught my attention. Oddly enough, it’s a cover of an overplayed ‘70s classic.
Calendar
November 19, 2004
Dominic Monaghan enjoys being ‘Lost’
November 19, 2004
Getting stranded on an inhospitable island with a bunch of nefarious characters and a blood-thirsty beast that lurks in the bushes has turned out to be a good thing for Dominic Monaghan.
KU student suspected in downtown destruction
November 19, 2004
The shattered storefronts of two Lawrence businesses were being fixed Thursday after a police chase that ended when a driver launched his car through the front of the J. Gladman Gallery, 1401 Mass.
Area briefs
November 19, 2004
¢ Explosion victim dies ¢ KU senior interviews for Rhodes scholarship ¢ Police seeking help in hotel robbery cases ¢ Groceries needed for Thanksgiving meals ¢ Shawnee County delays Extension decision ¢ Police still seek suspects in shooting
Wildcats win wild one
November 19, 2004
Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball coach Jamie Morrison has waited all season to see a surge from his team when it was down.
McMillan to start 36th consecutive game
Senior defensive end has been reliable contributor since sophomore season
November 19, 2004
Saturday will be the end of the line for Mr. Reliable. Defensive end David McMillan will be starting his 36th straight and final Kansas University football game when the Jayhawks play at Missouri.
People
November 19, 2004
¢ The name’s Firth, Colin Firth ¢ Trudeau wins freedom honor ¢ ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ is No. 1 ¢ Close to join ‘Shield’ cast ¢ Birthday
Thanks — help?
November 19, 2004
Voting values
November 19, 2004
Active retirees
November 19, 2004
Liberal whining
November 19, 2004
A Kansas vision
November 19, 2004
Thanks to all
November 19, 2004
Time to work
November 19, 2004
Suspect faces capital murder charge
November 19, 2004
Prosecutors paved the way Thursday for a possible death penalty trial for a man accused of the poolside killing of a Kansas teenager.
Sentencing delayed after confession request in death penalty case
November 19, 2004
The fate of a convicted killer remains in limbo after a deal between Stanley Elms’ attorneys and Sedgwick County prosecutors fell apart this week.
Bond set for couple in servitude case
November 19, 2004
A couple accused of holding mentally ill adults in slaverylike conditions at a Newton group home can be released on bond while awaiting trial, a judge ruled.
Backing results
November 19, 2004
Lawmaker gets $2.5M in Boeing age-bias suit
November 19, 2004
A 59-year-old engineer who accused Boeing Co. of age discrimination has won a $2.5 million verdict in a federal lawsuit claiming he was wrongly denied assignment as a test pilot three years ago.
Road rage killing draws 22-year sentence
November 19, 2004
A Kansas City man convicted of murdering another motorist who had cursed him and his son in traffic has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Possible mad cow case rattles markets
November 19, 2004
The government is checking a possible new case of mad cow disease, officials said Thursday, rattling the nation’s cattle industry, food processors and beef-oriented restaurant chains.
Skate shop rolls out of business
Downtown Lawrence store to close after 9 years
November 19, 2004
A shop that caters to sidewalk surfers is closing Saturday after nearly a decade in downtown Lawrence. The closing of Let It Ride, 15 E. Seventh St., has been in the works for months, owner John Niswonger said, but a last-ditch attempt to hang through the holidays just didn’t make sense.
Longtime Nike chief steps down
Glade boss to succeed Knight at athletic firm
November 19, 2004
Phil Knight stepped down Thursday as president and chief executive officer of Nike Inc., the $12 billion athletic shoe and clothing company he co-founded and built into the world’s largest shoe maker and one of the planet’s best-known brands.
Commodities
November 19, 2004
Briefcase
November 19, 2004
¢ Late Wendy’s founder makes ad encore ¢ Mortgage rates slip ¢ Leading indicators, jobless claims drop ¢ Kansas City Star names new publisher
Americana Idol
Former Uncle Tupelo frontman reconnects with his past
November 19, 2004
There is always plenty of pressure on Jay Farrar. Whether he accepts it or not, most people credit the former Uncle Tupelo frontman in the late 1980s with creating the genre known variously as alt-country, Americana or No Depression (named for Tupelo’s debut album).
Cage’s ‘National Treasure’ cashes in on wacky heist
November 19, 2004
If Dick Cheney had attempted to write “The Da Vinci Code,” he might have envisioned something like “National Treasure.” The adventure/heist movie explores themes of patriotism, greed, clandestine organizations and hunting for things that may or may not exist.
Ferrell takes ‘Elf’ to new heights
November 19, 2004
Last November Will Ferrell’s modest comedy “Elf” was released in theaters, where expectations by its studio were fairly low. After all, this was a holiday-themed story about a lumbering man who’s raised by elves at the North Pole and eventually goes on a quest to New York to find his roots. Not exactly an idea gunning for a Pulitzer.
Filthy Jim takes ‘Ride with Death’
November 19, 2004
Lawrence’s answer to the Scandinavian rock revival led by The Hellacopters and Turbonegro is Filthy Jim, a four-piece of hipster headbangers whose unrelenting live shows leave audiences feeling exactly like the band’s dirty moniker (slang for a used condom).
This Weekend’s Highlights
November 19, 2004
Best Bets
November 19, 2004
Motorcycle Diaries’ shows revolutionary’s formative years without being preachy
November 19, 2004
Before the advent of tourism as industry, traveling was more than ready-made resorts, staged photos and crutch Lonely Planet guides. “The Motorcycle Diaries” explores the age-old soul of travel — travel as means to find yourself.
J-pop duo fizzles on Cartoon Network
November 19, 2004
The loud, pointless and annoying new animated series “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi” (7:30 p.m., Cartoon Network) claims to follow the adventures of two female Japanese rock stars, Ami and Yumi.
True-blue fans say hot seats worth wait
Jayhawk faithful fired up for season’s start
November 19, 2004
Twin sisters Katie and Liz Mukherjee have made Allen Fieldhouse their home away from home.
City, KU in zoning face-off
Planning board rejects agreement on development
November 19, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to move a step closer to a legal showdown with Kansas University over how its campus grows into adjoining neighborhoods.
Stern touts switch to satellite
November 19, 2004
Shock jock Howard Stern, surrounded by strippers and cheered by thousands of fans, began promoting his switch to satellite radio Thursday at a Manhattan rally where he handed out free boom boxes and satellite subscriptions.
U.S. Iran nuclear claims unverified
November 19, 2004
Secretary of State Colin Powell shared information with reporters Wednesday about Iran’s nuclear program that was classified and based on an unvetted, single source who provided information that two U.S. officials said Thursday was highly significant if true but has not yet been verified.
Longhorn bow
November 19, 2004
Site honors bonfire victims
November 19, 2004
A granite and bronze memorial was dedicated Thursday in a grassy field at Texas A&M University where a bonfire under construction collapsed five years ago, killing 12 young people.
Bush rewards money makers
November 19, 2004
One-third of President Bush’s top 2000 fund-raisers or their spouses were appointed to positions in his first administration, from ambassadorships in Europe to seats on policy boards, an Associated Press review found.
Report: Number of obese older Americans doubled in 20 years
November 19, 2004
Grandma, put down that Big Mac. Seniors are supersizing themselves into serious health problems, as the number of obese older Americans has doubled in the past 20 years, according to a federal report released Thursday.
Briefly
November 19, 2004
¢ Congress sends Bush $800 billion debt boost ¢ Kerry to give campaign money to Democrats ¢ Five arrested in alleged bank, immigration fraud ¢ Convicted 1963 church bomber dies in prison ¢ Gunman shoots three, then kills self at mall ¢ Afghan opium output surging, U.N. finds ¢ Israeli army mistakenly kills Egyptian officers ¢ Britain bans fox hunting over strong protest ¢ Chileans take advantage of first divorce law ¢ Synagogue aide shot to death in Antwerp
Specter wins backing to be chairman
November 19, 2004
Arlen Specter on Thursday won the backing of Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to be their new chairman, surviving complaints from abortion opponents after submitting an extraordinary statement underscoring his support for Bush judicial nominees.
Possible common ape, human ancestor found
November 19, 2004
A nearly 13 million-year-old ape discovered in Spain is the last probable common ancestor to all living humans and great apes, a research team says in today’s issue of Science magazine.
Arafat’s diagnosis may be revealed
November 19, 2004
Nearly a week after his death, speculation still swirls around what killed Yasser Arafat. Cirrhosis of the liver, AIDS, a blood disorder and poisoning are frequently mentioned in unconfirmed reports — all consistent with the little that is publicly known about the medical condition that landed the Palestinian leader in a French hospital.
Terror hideout found in Fallujah
November 19, 2004
U.S. troops sweeping through Fallujah on Thursday found what appeared to be a command center used by followers of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and a U.S. general expressed confidence the battle for the city has “broken the back of the insurgency.”
Utility assistance program overwhelmed
As winter draws near, pleas for help pour in
November 19, 2004
Winter so far has been mild here. But a 3-week-old assistance program is already overwhelmed with pleas from the poor for help to pay utility bills.
Prosecutor sounds alarm on child pornography
November 19, 2004
Child pornography aided by the Internet is a growing problem in Kansas, the state’s top federal prosecutor said Thursday.
Lawrence Datebook
November 19, 2004
On the record
November 19, 2004
John Wesley Paschall Jr.
November 19, 2004
Prosecution wraps up Westar case
Witness says Wittig and Lake not only ones using company planes
November 19, 2004
Prosecutors concluded their case Thursday in the federal fraud trial of former Westar Energy Inc. chief executive David Wittig.
Alumni donations create professorship
November 19, 2004
Two Kansas University alumni have donated $1.75 million to create a professorship in the School of Pharmacy, KU officials announced Thursday.
Jayhawks ready for real deal tonight
KU men to open season with Vermont at home
November 19, 2004
The offseason pickup games and weightlifting sessions were tolerable. The trip to Canada, Late Night in the Phog and exhibition games against Emporia State and Washburn fine and dandy.
Keith has history with Tigers’ Smith
KU defensive end, MU quarterback played football in Ohio
November 19, 2004
Kansas University defensive end Charlton Keith never has played against Missouri quarterback Brad Smith. But he’s seen him enough to know that the Tigers standout junior is more than capable of beating teams with both his talented right arm and fleet feet.
Woodling: No publicity bad publicity for KU football program
November 19, 2004
Ticket to Kansas University-Texas football game — $35. Fine levied on Mark Mangino for blasting official after game — $5,000. National publicity over incident — priceless.
HINU frosh honored
November 19, 2004
Defensive back Cory Murphy is the lone Haskell Indian Nations University football player to earn a first-team berth on the All-Central States Football League team.
Gamecocks’ Holtz to retire
Spurrier reportedly agrees to take over
November 19, 2004
Lou Holtz will retire as coach at South Carolina after the season, The Associated Press learned Thursday night, apparently paving the way for Steve Spurrier to replace him.
Virginia Tech beats up on Maryland
Hokies claim their sixth straight victory, 55-6, to move closer to berth in BCS game
November 19, 2004
Bryan Randall threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night, helping Virginia Tech move closer to a Bowl Championship Series game with a 55-6 rout of Maryland.
New coach optimistic at Seabury
November 19, 2004
Seabury Academy’s new girls basketball staff will make its debut at 6 tonight when the Seahawks play host to their Late Night event.
Orange crush Bulldogs in second half
November 19, 2004
Syracuse and Mississippi State both struggled in the first half. Hakim Warrick made sure Syracuse had a much better second half.
Kansas high school football scores from Nov. 18
November 19, 2004
Kansas vs. Vermont
November 19, 2004
James, Cavs bounce Bobcats, 106-89
November 19, 2004
LeBron James is expected to wow crowds, not opponents. James stunned the Bobcats with three explosive dunks, including a windmill that broke the game open in the second quarter, to lead Cleveland to a 106-89 victory Thursday over Charlotte.
Regents endorse classified plan
November 19, 2004
The Kansas Board of Regents has endorsed a plan that eventually could create a new employment system for Kansas University’s classified staff.
This is moral?
November 19, 2004
Horoscopes
November 19, 2004
Rice, Bush are kindred spirits
November 19, 2004
In nominating Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State, President Bush has chosen someone who is a kindred spirit. The two not only subscribe to the same religious beliefs, they also believe that America has been commissioned to share its freedom with the rest of the world.