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Legislators consider death penalty changes
November 29, 2004
(Updated Monday at 4:09 p.m.) State legislators met today to consider changes to Kansas law that are designed to protect from the death penalty people with severe mental disabilities who commit murder.
Lawrence to get 1 to 2 inches of snow
Snow expected to last through morning, says meteorologist
November 29, 2004
(Updated Monday at 10:37 p.m.) Lawrence was being dusted by snow late tonight. And when it’s all over, the city should see 1 to 2 inches of snow, with some areas getting as much as 3 inches by Tuesday afternoon, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Needs at home
November 29, 2004
Universal enemy
November 29, 2004
Candle danger
November 29, 2004
Restoring Gettysburg history
November 29, 2004
Things change, even here. The orchard that used to sit beside the Trostle Barn, site of brutal fighting on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, is gone.
Right to breathe
November 29, 2004
CIA scapegoat
November 29, 2004
Ban benefits
November 29, 2004
Teen charged in father figure’s death
Victim was former bounty hunter
November 29, 2004
A Kansas City, Mo., man was charged Saturday with stabbing to death a man who had raised him as his own son, police said.
Newman University president accused of sex discrimination
November 29, 2004
Two sex discrimination complaints have been filed against the president of Newman University, claiming he has refused to hire women for some administrative jobs at the Roman Catholic school.
Boeing craft gathering data in Iraq
November 29, 2004
A robotic airplane called ScanEagle has done more than 1,000 hours of intelligence and reconnaissance work for the Marines in Iraq, its developers said.
To-Do List
November 29, 2004
¢ Festival of Trees to adorn Liberty Hall ¢ KU students to fill week with music ¢ Big Wu set to take The Bottleneck stage ¢ Christmas parade to continue Saturday
Regents consider idea to waive tuition for children of faculty
Proposal greeted coolly by KU administrators
November 29, 2004
When Susan and John Gauch were looking for faculty positions 12 years ago, they asked prospective universities about their tuition assistance programs for their children.
State floats lake plans
Water officials see development potential at reservoirs
November 29, 2004
Water officials are exploring ways of promoting residential and commercial developments near some of the state’s federal reservoirs, including Clinton and Perry in northeast Kansas.
Campaign finance overhaul advised
State ethics commission wants more complete, quicker disclosures from special interest groups
November 29, 2004
Kansans for a Moderate Government, the Growth Club of Kansas, Americans for Prosperity. These groups and others were active during the last election, trying to persuade voters by making donations to candidates, filling voters’ mailboxes with high-quality mailings and putting hard-hitting advertisements on radio and television.
Crisis threatens to split Ukraine
November 29, 2004
The political crisis over Ukraine’s disputed presidential election threatened Sunday to tear the nation apart as leaders of eastern provinces pressed demands bordering on separatism and opposition supporters pledged to block the outgoing president’s movements if he didn’t meet their demands.
Militants take credit for Mosul killings
Iraqi official says election still on for Jan. 30
November 29, 2004
Iraq’s most feared terror group claimed responsibility Sunday for slaughtering members of the Iraqi security forces in Mosul, where dozens of bodies have been found. The claim raises fears the terror group has expanded to the north after the loss of its purported base in Fallujah.
Diplomats say Iran agrees to nuclear weapons pact
November 29, 2004
Just a day before an international deadline, Iran agreed Sunday not to test any centrifuges as part of a total suspension of nuclear activities that can yield uranium for atomic weapons. Diplomats described the about-face as an effort to avoid possible U.N. sanctions.
Hughes carries Wizards
Triple-double dooms Raptors, 114-109
November 29, 2004
Larry Hughes made sure he didn’t fall one assist short of his first career triple-double again.
Rams, Packers on tap
November 29, 2004
he Green Bay Packers finally have the St. Louis Rams right where they want them: at Lambeau Field, on grass, in freezing weather.
Mr. Skins’ too tough for Tiger
Couples overcomes Woods, claims record fifth Skins Game
November 29, 2004
Minutes after hitting into the water to blow a chance at winning the Skins Game, Tiger Woods smiled and jokingly walked arm-in-arm down the fairway with Fred Couples.
Pack the House on tap
November 29, 2004
Lawrence High will start the winter sports season at 6 tonight with Pack the House. The annual event will feature skits, scrimmages and introductions of the winter sports teams.
Nevada coach knows KU
Kansas native regular at drills in 1993-94
November 29, 2004
As a youngster growing up in Garden City, Mark Fox didn’t dream of playing basketball at Kansas University.
Notebook
November 29, 2004
Prisoners reforming pets
Convicts train undesirable dogs to prepare them for adoption
November 29, 2004
The words “prison” and “safe harbor” are not normally considered synonymous.
Mildred Evelyn Harkness
November 29, 2004
Dorothy L. Easum
November 29, 2004
Arthur Henry Payne
November 29, 2004
Missouri snaps three-game skid
November 29, 2004
Linas Kleiza knew it when he saw it. Jason Conley was fired up and would not let his team lose.
UCLA tops UT
November 29, 2004
Three days after beating the top team in the nation, Texas couldn’t protect a 17-point lead against an uranked opponent. The No. 4 Longhorns squandered a large first-half lead in a 63-60 loss to UCLA on Sunday.
G. Wayne Flory
November 29, 2004
Janice Jayne Graham
November 29, 2004
Eliza Fortner
November 29, 2004
Bush to revamp economic team
Move sought to pass Social Security reforms
November 29, 2004
President Bush plans to overhaul his economic team for the second time in two years and wants to tap prominent figures outside the administration to help sell rewrites of Social Security and the tax laws to Congress and the country, White House aides and advisers said over the weekend.
Retailers reporting so-so sales after first major holiday shopping weekend
November 29, 2004
The holiday shopping season began with a solid show of spending Friday, but consumers faded by the weekend’s close, and many retailers were facing decent but hardly impressive sales.
Emergency plans for disabled lacking
Study finds few areas prepared to help those with special needs during disaster
November 29, 2004
Emergency management departments generally are ill-prepared for helping people with disabilities during and after a disaster, Kansas University researchers have concluded.
Experts examining state’s vital stats
November 29, 2004
Health experts are poring over the recently released Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics to determine the state’s strong and weak points in public health.
Response mixed for grant program
Bert Nash director says Douglas County already ‘pretty fortunate’
November 29, 2004
New federal legislation would provide grants to help counties and states establish and expand mental health services for people in the legal system or who have been incarcerated.
New magazine to look at Kansas’ U.S. military history
November 29, 2004
Producers of a Kansas magazine set to debut in two months hope to tap into what they say is an often overlooked part of the state’s heritage: The United States military.
Local briefs
November 29, 2004
¢ New Christmas lights celebrated in Eudora ¢ KU faculty members named science fellows ¢ KU prof to discuss antislavery book
KU eager for rematch with Wolf Pack
Unranked Nevada claimed stunning 75-61 victory last season at Reno
November 29, 2004
Kansas University’s men’s basketball road trip to the gambling mecca of Reno, Nev., last winter had to be classified as a bust.
Chargers jolt K.C. with late field goal
Chiefs stumble to 3-8
November 29, 2004
San Diego’s 34-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs can be reduced to one simple fact: big plays.
Free State ready to defend title
November 29, 2004
When Free State opens the boys swimming season Thursday with a quad at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, the defending state champion Firebirds will be without four of their top competitors.
Believer in the gift of giving
Bell ringer returns thanks to Salvation Army
November 29, 2004
Raymond Harter moved to Lawrence for a fresh start about eight months ago. With some help from the Salvation Army, he has kicked all the old habits: drinking, drugs and bad relationships. Now he has an apartment, a job and a new lease on life.
Anchors away
A major changing of the media guard will occur with the new status of Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather
November 29, 2004
Two of the best-known media people of our time will soon be taking farewell bows.
Academia’s liberal slant is hardly news
November 29, 2004
Oh, well, if studies say so. The great secret is out: liberals dominate campuses. Coming soon: “Moon Implicated in Tides, Studies Find.”
Briefcase
November 29, 2004
¢ Verizon to bank on ‘Ringback’ tunes ¢ Wal-Mart lowers expected sales gains ¢ Judge blocks creditors from seizing United jets
Commentary: Life goes on for Indiana Pacers
Pollard says team to survive loss of Artest, O’Neal, Jackson
November 29, 2004
The suspension of Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Jermaine O’Neal and Stephen Jackson for fighting fans in Detroit has sparked plenty of commentary.
Jayhawks headed to Seattle
Kansas to face Santa Clara in first round Friday
November 29, 2004
Kansas University’s volleyball season is still alive, but the Jayhawks had to hold their breath while waiting for the postseason brackets Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
On the record
November 29, 2004
Mary E. Herren
November 29, 2004
Firm to be hired for cost-of-growth study
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. today ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
November 29, 2004
City commissioners are scheduled to hire Tischler & Associates, a Maryland-based consulting firm, to prepare a cost-of-growth study for the city.
Photo: Start of the Christmas season
November 29, 2004
Fun rivalry?
November 29, 2004
Companies offer interfaith greeting cards
November 29, 2004
Every December, Zack and Hilary Rudman used to send out nonsectarian cards with winter scenes and generic holiday greetings.
The week ahead
November 29, 2004
Recruiters in Iran seek to kill U.S., Israeli troops
Open signups held for suicide bombers
November 29, 2004
The 300 men filling out forms in the offices of an Iranian aid group were offered three choices: Train for suicide attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq, for suicide attacks against Israelis or to assassinate British author Salman Rushdie.
Princess Di still hounded
November 29, 2004
I don’t know everything, but there are three rules of pop culture that I’m pretty sure about.
Bengals, Browns score at will
Cincy rolls, 58-48, in near historic victory
November 29, 2004
Kelly Holcomb threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns — and lost.
Gibbs not quitting
November 29, 2004
Before the Washington Redskins lost 16-7 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Joe Gibbs citing health concerns was considering stepping down as coach, but would remain with the team as general manager.
Wichita case credited as first to charge DNA with crime
November 29, 2004
A man who will be tried on rape charges in McPherson County is believed to be the first in the nation whose DNA was charged with a crime.
People
November 29, 2004
¢ Julia Roberts gives early birth to twins ¢ Everybody wants to eat lunch with Martha Stewart ¢ GOP joke fodder ¢ No ‘Closer’ to the truth ¢ ‘National Treasure’ still No. 1
Snow shovelers needed
November 29, 2004
The Safe Winter Walkways project is now recruiting volunteers to assist Lawrence senior citizens or persons with disabilities with snow shoveling this winter season. Volunteers will be matched with a senior for the season and are asked to remove snow from the public sidewalk and a path from the front door to the street after each snowfall. Volunteers may call 832-3338 to sign up. Safe Winter Walkways is a partnership between the city of Lawrence and the Roger Hill Volunteer Center.
Briefly
November 29, 2004
¢ Mine explosion kills 25, leaves 141 trapped ¢ Sharon: Israel willing to coordinate pullout ¢ Nation test fires nuclear-capable missile ¢ Runoff needed in presidential race
UNC rips Southern Cal
November 29, 2004
Just getting re-acclimated to the Eastern time zone was the biggest challenge for North Carolina.
Briefly
November 29, 2004
¢ About 2,000 travelers stranded at airport ¢ Base readies for major troop expansion ¢ Bush aid sought on intelligence bill ¢ Poll: Justices need retirement mandate
Horoscopes
November 29, 2004