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Group: State should do more to build awareness of food stamps
November 23, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:47 p.m.) A new report shows that 43 percent of Kansans who are eligible for food stamps do not receive them.
Misty today, light snow possible Wednesday
November 23, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 8:54 a.m.) A chilly mix of precipitation is headed to the Lawrence area, starting with rain late tonight that will change over to light snow by Wednesday morning. “It is our first bout with winter-like weather in terms of snowfall,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Around the nation
November 23, 2004
¢ GOP convention arrests bring lawsuit ¢ Cardinal to be deposed in clergy abuse cases
Donkey gone
November 23, 2004
WB winds up doll of a movie with ‘Samantha’
November 23, 2004
“Samantha: An American Girl Holiday” (7 p.m., WB) is a wholesome family movie. “Samantha” is a shameless plug for a popular doll and attendant merchandise. Stop! You’re both right.
Home-schooling trend continues to grow
Lawrence families cite positive experiences
November 23, 2004
When Alaina and Gabriel Fluke prepare for school in the morning, they don’t need lunchboxes or backpacks. And if their teacher says it’s OK, they can even go to class in pajamas.
Wind direction
November 23, 2004
An announcement from the Kansas governor should help spur additional wind power development in the state.
Schwarzenegger changes political climate
November 23, 2004
A year after he took office, after the voters’ recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger is riding high in California. A recent Los Angeles Times poll put his job approval rating at 66 percent, and his efforts to break through the political paralysis that contributed to a serious fiscal crisis in state government have won commendation across the spectrum.
Racial double standard persists
November 23, 2004
I wish I was offended. So many other people are that it feels lonely not to be. So I’ve tried to channel the anger I’ve seen in Internet postings. Tried to agree with Tony Dungy, a black football coach who says he was racially insulted.
Wait on tunes
November 23, 2004
Smoke-free
November 23, 2004
Risk factors
November 23, 2004
Anyone’s better
November 23, 2004
Formula authenticates paintings with numbers
November 23, 2004
True art would never be mistaken for a crude, paint-by-the-numbers copy. But a researcher has developed a statistical tool for determining whether a purported masterpiece is only a skilled imitation, suggesting that art may be a numbers game after all.
Former Westar attorney cross-examined on counsel
November 23, 2004
The government Monday accused a former Westar Energy Inc. general counsel of failing to provide oversight of two former Westar executives on trial for federal fraud.
Daily ticker
November 23, 2004
Downtown lights plug holiday shopping
November 23, 2004
Merchants in downtown Lawrence are hoping that a $25,000 investment pays off this holiday season with more shoppers and, ultimately, more spending.
American Airlines to delay Boeing aircraft purchases
November 23, 2004
American Airlines, struggling to make money despite high fuel prices and fierce competition, is delaying the delivery of 54 jetliners from Boeing Co. in a move that underscores the split between aging carriers and low-cost rivals such as Southwest and JetBlue.
Diversions
November 23, 2004
¢ New York’s Winter Bazaar set for Dec. 3 ¢ Teen poetry ¢ Ben Franklin visits New York School
In the halls
November 23, 2004
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being home schooled?
City curfew for teens unknown, unneeded
November 23, 2004
What most teens don’t know could be costly. There is a city ordinance in Lawrence that states all minors are supposed be off the streets of Lawrence by a certain time. It’s pretty generous, but minors still are being caught for violating city ordinance No. 14-801. On weekdays, the curfew is in effect between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the curfew is extended until 12:30 a.m.
Aid workers evacuated as violence flares in Darfur
November 23, 2004
Helicopters rescued more than 40 aid workers who fled into the bush to escape fighting in Darfur on Monday as renewed violence flared in the crisis-plagued region of western Sudan.
KU students enjoy ‘Real’ glimpse of TV stars
November 23, 2004
When it comes to reality TV shows, Mia Cole is sticking to the original.
Big 12 honors Simien
November 23, 2004
Kansas University senior forward Wayne Simien was named the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball player of the week Monday, the third weekly honor of his college career.
Texas trips Chaminade
November 23, 2004
Texas was having trouble with fouls and Chris Reaves’ three-point shooting. The 15th-ranked Longhorns were able to overcome both and beat Chaminade, 84-62, Monday in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.
Texas Tech rolls over Rice
November 23, 2004
Cisti Greenwalt scored 19 points and had 15 rebounds, leading No. 12 Texas Tech to a 66-55 victory over Rice on Monday night.
KU’s Chesang 7th at NCAAs
November 23, 2004
Kansas University cross country standout Benson Chesang proved he was one of the best runners in the country, finishing seventh out of 200 runners Monday at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Veritas players help West win KCAA All-Star game
November 23, 2004
Paul Kempf of Veritas Christian caught 10 passes for 137 and a touchdown and also caught two two-point conversion passes Saturday in the West team’s 42-0 victory over the East in the KCAA All-Star game.
Colorado athletic director resigns
Series of scandals forces Buffaloes AD to step down
November 23, 2004
University of Colorado athletics director Dick Tharp resigned Monday, acknowledging that his bosses wanted him out after a recruiting scandal and allegations of financial mismanagement had stained the school’s reputation.
Plan would limit wind energy farms
Sebelius seeks Flint Hills protections
November 23, 2004
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put a prime area of potential wind energy off-limits to near-term development, citing a need to protect the scenic Flint Hills.
Lawrence liquor store owners may lose license
Cork & Barrel can appeal ABC’s call for revocation
November 23, 2004
State regulators have ruled the owners of Lawrence’s Cork & Barrel liquor stores should have their licenses revoked for participating in a hidden ownership scheme and committing other violations of Kansas law.
U2 drops ‘Bomb’ in Big Apple
November 23, 2004
Taking a page from the Rolling Stones, who once rode around the streets of New York on the back of a flatbed truck to promote an album, Irish rockers U2 turned heads and jammed traffic Monday afternoon in Manhattan as they did the same, with a helicopter in tow, before rolling into Brooklyn’s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park for an impromptu free concert to promote its new album, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,” which arrives in stores today.
Neighbors voice support for nature trail
November 23, 2004
A nature trail received early support from a few west Lawrence residents who attended a meeting Monday night to discuss plans for a new park near Langston Hughes School.
Datebook
November 23, 2004
Board OKs high school course changes
November 23, 2004
Because of an increase in graduation requirements and possible new testing under the No Child Left Behind Act, students at Lawrence’s high schools can enroll in some science classes in the fall with lighter prerequisite math classes than this year.
Freshmen still trailing Moody on KU depth chart
November 23, 2004
One of Kansas University’s three freshmen basketball big men some day might beat out junior Christian Moody for a spot in the starting lineup, but not today.
Firebirds’ Stanclift following former KU softball aide to Akron
November 23, 2004
Free State High senior Jamie Stanclift was impressed with Julie Wright’s coaching last winter during Kansas University’s softball clinics, so much so that Stanclift has decided to follow the former KU assistant coach to Akron.
KU coach, player hope situation never arises
November 23, 2004
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self hopes college players and fans never square off like NBA players and fans did Friday night in Detroit.
NBA briefs
November 23, 2004
¢ Prosecutor: No charges imminent in brawl ¢ Brown to miss games while recovering
Arts notes
November 23, 2004
¢ Comedy show set for holiday spooftacular ¢ Show highlights talents of KU design ‘8’ ¢ Lawrence student places at vocal competition ¢ Theater company announces auditions ¢ WB begins search for ‘Big Man on Campus’
Hunters become prey in rampage
Six killed in confrontation with trespasser
November 23, 2004
As several deer hunters made their way through the woods of northern Wisconsin, they were startled to come upon a stranger in their tree stand. But what happened next was even more astonishing.
FDA under fire as reports of risky medicines grow
November 23, 2004
Drug maker Bayer was slow to report the risks of its cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol and to remove it from the market in 2001, according to an forthcoming report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
Bush pledges aid to fight drugs
November 23, 2004
Under a security web of warplanes, ships and 15,000 troops, President Bush praised Colombia’s battle against drugs and Marxist guerrillas Monday and pledged to keep U.S. aid flowing so “this courageous nation can win its war against narcoterrorists.”
Explosives ordinance sparks concerns
November 23, 2004
Lawrence city commissioners are set to light the fuse tonight on a new set of regulations to cover the use of dynamite and other explosives in the construction industry.
6Sports video: Stanclift will become a Zip
November 23, 2004
Akron’s teams are called Zips, even though the mascot is a kangaroo.
6Sports video: Firebird senior to play for Akron
November 23, 2004
Jamie Stanclift will play softball for a former KU assistant coach.
6News video: Pacers-Pistons brawl might have local consequences
November 23, 2004
State coaches try to encourage good sportmsanship among their players. However, the brawl between professional players may set the wrong example for young athletes. Rules are already in place to deal with outbreaks of violence, although no local schools or colleges have had to invoke these rules.
Briefly
November 23, 2004
¢ Wet weather slowing fall harvest ¢ Suspects denied bond in servitude case
Briefly
November 23, 2004
¢ District sees results from energy program ¢ Boiler contract OK’d
On the record
November 23, 2004
Scientists update ocean census
November 23, 2004
Marine scientists say they have discovered 178 new species of fish and hundreds more new species of plants and other animals in the past year, raising the number of life-forms found in the world’s oceans to about 230,000.
Iowa shuts down sluggish Louisville
November 23, 2004
Iowa stayed close in the first half against Louisville on Monday in the opening round of the Maui Invitational, then dominated the next 20 minutes.
Double Take: Diet-pill discovery shocks mother
November 23, 2004
Dear Dr. Wes & Jenny: My mom found my diet pills while going through my sock drawer a few weeks ago. She got really upset, so I decided to stop taking them, but now I’m really worried about gaining weight. That, and I don’t have any energy, and I feel pretty depressed until I take them. Should I try to talk to her about it? Or how else can I handle it? — 16 year-old-girl
Raintree Montessori biting case settled
November 23, 2004
Raintree Montessori School has settled out of court a lawsuit filed in 2003 by a parent who alleged a teacher bit her 3-year-old son to show him that biting hurts.
Shedding childhood
Youth ditch preteen pastels for more vivid, mature bedrooms
November 23, 2004
Gianna Henke’s preteen bedroom was a study in boring — a matching, if uninspired, mix of tan walls, tan carpet and leopard-print bedding. Then came high school, and with it Henke’s burning desire to shed her room’s parent-approved color palette for something more reflective of the teen she had become.
Briefly
November 23, 2004
¢ Rain swamps state; one motorist killed ¢ Nation’s oldest known bank robber dies at 92 ¢ Radio host apologizes, sort of, to Rice ¢ Mother charged with killing baby
Board patience
November 23, 2004
Bill Crawford
November 23, 2004
Woodling: KU as likely as any to win North in ‘05
November 23, 2004
Oklahoma has been monstrous, as expected. Texas has been terrific, as expected. Texas Tech threw the football all over the place, as expected.
Patriots stuff Chiefs
Patriots QB Brady throws for 315 yards
November 23, 2004
Sometimes so many New England Patriots make big plays that Tom Brady gets overlooked.
Briefly
November 23, 2004
¢ High-speed chase ends in southwest Lawrence ¢ Police receive report of flasher near campus ¢ Action delayed on road request ¢ LINK seeks help with fund-raiser
Holbrook still entertaining playing Twain
November 23, 2004
Hal Holbrook has been playing Mark Twain longer than Mark Twain played Mark Twain.
KU - St. Joseph Notes
November 23, 2004
• Saint Joseph’s, which is located in Philadelphia, has an enrollment of 3,950. University officials prefer the school be known as either Saint Joseph’s or St. Joe’s.
Why Iraq?
November 23, 2004
Chicago-based company to sell division
November 23, 2004
Boeing Co. said Monday it would sell its Torrance, Calif.-based Boeing Electron Dynamic Devices Inc., a supplier of space and defense p
Briefcase
November 23, 2004
¢ Buyers hungry for Apple shares ¢ Sunflower Broadband offers Moxi boxes ¢ Hastings loss narrows ¢ Sprint PCS affiliates in merger talks
Horoscopes
November 23, 2004
Thousands protest Ukraine election
November 23, 2004
Tens of thousands Ukrainians jammed into their capital’s main plaza Monday to protest the apparent victory of the country’s Kremlin-backed prime minister in this weekend’s presidential election, a contest roundly condemned by Western observers as rigged by Ukrainian authorities.
Around the world
November 23, 2004
¢ Palestinian election progress reported ¢ Nephew blames Israel for Arafat’s death ¢ Allawi confident election will succeed ¢ Officials cite drop in Kashmir militants
St. Joe’s to open at Kansas
Hawks have tough test to start 2004-05 season
November 23, 2004
Undefeated during the regular season a year ago, Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball team went looking for the toughest 2004-05 season-opening opponent it could locate.
OU, USC closing in on national title game
November 23, 2004
Southern California vs. Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl appears to be three victories away — two by USC and one by the Sooners.
Around the nation
November 23, 2004
¢ Plane sent to pick up Bush’s father crashes ¢ Blacks largest target of hate crimes last year ¢ Ex-presidents to help with 9-11 memorial ¢ Study finds obesity increases brain atrophy
Photo: Holiday feeling in the air
November 23, 2004
Community Drop-In Center director to step down
November 23, 2004
One of the city’s most staunch advocates for the homeless is stepping down.
It’s hip to be SpongeBob SquarePants
November 23, 2004
The phone rings and it is Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, calling not from Bikini Bottom, but from Los Angeles where he lives.
Penalty phase delayed in Scott Peterson trial
November 23, 2004
Judge Alfred Delucchi on Monday denied a request to seat a new jury in the Scott Peterson case and to move the sentencing phase to another county, delaying the procedure until Nov. 30.
Trump casino business files for bankruptcy
Billionaire describes move as ‘technical thing’
November 23, 2004
Donald Trump, who has made prime-time entertainment out of firing people, proved that the real world of business can be just as ruthless when he sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his casino empire because of a crushing $1.8 billion in debt.
Truck driver gets maximum sentence
Yan R. McHenry to finish year in jail for role in death of Baker student
November 23, 2004
Cindi Trager used to joke that if she looked out the window of her home and saw a grizzly bear coming she’d probably see her son, Shawn, going out to make conversation.
U.N. agency says Iran halts uranium work
U.S., European Union say freeze of nuclear program not enough
November 23, 2004
Iran said Monday it had frozen all uranium enrichment programs, a claim welcomed by Europe even as it weakened a U.S. push to refer Tehran’s suspect nuclear activities to the U.N. Security Council. President Bush said he hoped the statement was true but “there must be verification.”
People
November 23, 2004
¢ Guitar goes missing ¢ Central Park canvas ¢ Cojocaru needs transplant ¢ ‘LAX’ grounded; Locklear won’t be ‘Desperate’
Matthew L. Thompson
November 23, 2004
Mangino optimistic about next season
Jayhawks’ scout teams loaded with talent
November 23, 2004
It took all of 24 hours after the season was over before Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino started looking ahead.
Garnett, T’wolves stun Mavericks
November 23, 2004
Trailing by 12 points with 4:27 left, having gone longer than that since they last scored, the Minnesota Timberwolves could’ve been thinking about finally going home after a week on the road.
Columnists to tackle adolescent issues
November 23, 2004
Whether it is Simon and Garfunkel, Siskel and Ebert, or Bryant and O’Neal, a great duo is always based on mutual admiration and respect.
Bad behavior
November 23, 2004
Briefly
November 23, 2004
¢ U.N. hostages freed ¢ Sexual-abuse issues addressed ¢ Reports: British thwart 9-11-style terror attacks ¢ EU to take over peacekeeping in Bosnia
Some fear recent melees may mar sporting tradition
November 23, 2004
Tony Anderson knows what would happen if his Lawrence High School team got into a fight on the basketball court.
KU wins, but loses ground in poll
Jayhawks fall to second behind top-ranked Demon Deacons despite winning opener
November 23, 2004
A No. 1-ranked team normally needs to lose a game before it falls in the rankings.