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Kansas to be part of aviation history
November 30, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.) After a century at the heart of the aviation industry, Kansas is about to help make history again.
Kansas to join other states in helping to import drugs
November 30, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:58 a.m.) Kansas is joining three other states in a program aimed at helping residents import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada and Europe, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.
Flu vaccinations to be available at KU
November 30, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 10:59 a.m.) At least 1,300 flu vaccines will be available to the public Dec. 12 during a clinic at Allen Fieldhouse, officials at Kansas University and the Douglas County Health Department announced Tuesday.
Kansans to have access to lower-cost prescription drugs
November 30, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:01 p.m.) Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today at a Topeka senior center that they were joining forces to provide access to prescription drugs from Europe and Canada. “We must make health care and life sustaining prescription drugs more affordable for seniors and hard working Kansans,” Sebelius said.
Sub-freezing temperatures creeping in tonight
November 30, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 4:37 p.m.) Snow and temperatures in the 30s were providing an arctic look and feel to the city’s landscape this afternoon. But get ready for even colder weather tonight, says Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
November 30, 2004
¢ Brush center to reopen to help with cleanup ¢ Two dogs shot, owner wants to press charges
KU - Nevada briefs
November 30, 2004
¢ Passing Wilt ¢ Giddens taped ¢ Freshmen big men ¢ This, that
Celtics snap skid
November 30, 2004
Doc Rivers got his team back on track while gaining a measure of revenge on his old squad, and Boston snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Orlando, 117-101, Monday night.
Trees make for festive fund-raiser
November 30, 2004
Visitors to Liberty Hall this week will be transported to a Christmas wonderland.
Tooth ‘mammoth’ discovery
Bones originally thought to be mastodon
November 30, 2004
Remains of an ancient elephant discovered earlier this year in western Missouri make it among the oldest mammoths found in North America, Lawrence paleontologists have determined.
Horoscopes
November 30, 2004
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November 30, 2004
¢ Dalai Lama allowed to visit Buddhist region ¢ Cuban dissidents released from jail ¢ Officials deny rumors on plot against Bush ¢ Hamas leader indicates moratorium on attacks
Briefly
November 30, 2004
¢ Parking garage partially collapses ¢ Historian, philosopher split humanities prize ¢ Court upholds schools’ right to bar recruiters ¢ Elevator accident leaves one dead
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November 30, 2004
¢ U.S. military searching for missing aircraft ¢ Nobel peace laureate’s detention extended ¢ Troops to be sent to Rwandan border
Briefly
November 30, 2004
¢ KU student killed in one-car wreck ¢ Light snow expected to end this morning ¢ Haskell seeking donors for children’s party ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
Parents try to balance freedom, fun
November 30, 2004
Everyone knows teenagers and risk-taking can go hand in hand. After all, it’s the job of teenagers to push limits and experience consequences. How else can they find out who they are and the power they have to shape their future?
Double take: Talk to your peers about alcohol use
November 30, 2004
Dear Dr. Wes & Jenny: My friends and I go out and party a lot. It’s usually all in fun, but the other night we got really drunk and ended up getting lost out in the country for hours. How can I convince them that it’s getting out of control? Trying to make new friends who don’t drink isn’t really an option.
Turn to the kitchen for creative activities
November 30, 2004
As the days grow both colder and shorter, children will find themselves indoors more often — and parents and caregivers will be looking to keep them busy.
Plan targets afternoon rush
City may limit left turns off 23rd
November 30, 2004
Motorists on 23rd Street may want to start checking how well their watches or in-dash car clocks are working.
Violent crime in schools halved in 10 years
November 30, 2004
Violent crime against students in schools fell by 50 percent between 1992 and 2002, with young people more often targeted for violence away from school.
KU adds Louisiana Tech to football schedule
November 30, 2004
Louisiana Tech announced last week that its football team would travel to Lawrence to play Kansas University at Memorial Stadium, likely on Sept. 17, 2005.
Sirius scores men’s NCAA basketball deal
November 30, 2004
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. signed a deal to air the men’s NCAA basketball tournament through 2007, the latest move made in an attempt to draw customers through sports programming.
Jeopardy!’ braniac rumored to be nearing wit’s end
November 30, 2004
Henry VIII, Louis IV and Alexander the Great, smart guys all, had long and historic reigns, but it had to end sometime, and so it must be with America’s King of Trivia, Ken Jennings.
Planning nomination raises ire
McElhaney objects to former opponent’s spot on county board
November 30, 2004
A failed Douglas County Commission candidate is set to be appointed to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, sparking criticism from the county commissioner who thwarted her independent campaign for his seat.
Follow the money
November 30, 2004
Kansas needs to do more to open the books on how political campaigns are being financed.
Search engines seek deals on travel
Lawrence residents go online for bargains
November 30, 2004
Buying airline tickets on the Internet for the first time, Mary Green searched conventional sites like Travelocity but found another site with cheaper fares.
Wrap up
Scarves are a must-have item this winter
November 30, 2004
Let’s talk about fashion staples. This season’s new staples: scarves. Striped, glittery, polka dot, plaid or silk, scarves add something special to any outfit. As temperatures drop and there is an excuse for wearing a new fall or winter jacket, scarves are a must to complete a look. However, there is more than one way to wear a scarf, and more types of scarves than meet the eye.
Web site, book tackle politically incorrect topics
November 30, 2004
Why do so many senior citizens drive such big cars? What do people who have been blind since birth “see” in their dreams? Why can a black man look good in a purple suit, while a white guy would look like a total dork?
Volleyball time altered
November 30, 2004
Kansas University volleyball’s first-round NCAA Tournament match against Santa Clara has been moved to 7 p.m. CST Friday.
Chile announces torture compensation
November 30, 2004
Three decades after being imprisoned and tortured during the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Mireya Garcia is among 27,000 Chileans who will finally get government compensation.
November approaching record for deaths in Iraq
November 30, 2004
The U.S. military death toll in Iraq rose by at least three Monday and the November total is approaching the highest for any month since the American-led invasion was launched in March 2003.
Wolf Pack payback
Jayhawks exact revenge
November 30, 2004
Finally, Kansas University’s basketball players can forget about last year’s humbling, shocking loss to the University of Nevada in Reno.
Belly dancing shakes up fitness clubs
November 30, 2004
Most don’t look like harem girls and few midriffs are showing. But they sure seem to be belly dancing.
Packers celebrate ‘Brett Favre Day’
Green Bay QB sparks 45-17 rout of Rams
November 30, 2004
The governor proclaimed it “Brett Favre Day,” and the night belonged to the quarterback, too.
George returns to NFL
Journeyman QB signs with Bears
November 30, 2004
Jeff George signed a one-year deal Monday with Chicago, returning to the NFL after a three-year absence.
Photo: Steady as she goes
November 30, 2004
Woodling: C’mon, Keith, cheer up
November 30, 2004
Consecutive impressive victories in the ESPN2 Zone have brought smiles to the faces of Kansas University men’s basketball players.
Briefcase
November 30, 2004
¢ Kellogg names CEO ¢ Martha’s magazine attracts renewals ¢ Merck & Co. moves to retain executives ¢ Fall harvest continues
Briefly
November 30, 2004
¢ KU professor to discuss Middle East conflict ¢ Service center awarded physical education grant
In the halls
November 30, 2004
What is your favorite band?
Night of Heroes’ targets youth
NBA, KU and Olympic athletes to share God’s role in their success at church event
November 30, 2004
Young people need role models.
Whose Line’ regulars make most of audience participation
November 30, 2004
What do striped toe-socks, the Pillsbury Doughboy, asparagus, rap songs, mousetraps and words that rhyme with “muck” have in common? They were all part of the wacky, wonderful improvisational world of Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Sunday night at the Lied Center. Mochrie and Sherwood — regulars on the television program “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” — treated the audience to a whirlwind of word games, a plethora of put-downs and a smattering of slapstick.
U.S. has large stake in Ukraine election
November 30, 2004
Now more than ever, the bedrock idea on which U.S. foreign policy rests is that the nation’s security is enhanced by the spread of democracy. Since 9-11, the idea has been that security depends on democratization in nations with slight, if any, traditions of popular sovereignty.
JFK video game beyond bad taste
November 30, 2004
I can’t imagine what Edward Kennedy must feel.
Economic ranking oversells state
November 30, 2004
In May, business magazine Forbes proclaimed Kansas as the state with the greatest amount of economic freedom.
Wrong goal
November 30, 2004
Wind rules
November 30, 2004
Law and order
November 30, 2004
Eagle Bend fan
November 30, 2004
Daily ticker
November 30, 2004
Online retailers ring up sales
More consumers shopping from home computers
November 30, 2004
Computer-savvy consumers did plenty of online shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, giving companies like Amazon.com and walmart.com the same kickoff to the holiday season as department stores and malls had.
Orders, concerns rise for stun guns
November 30, 2004
From Korean Air to U.S. police and corrections officers and even beat cops in Britain, orders are pouring in for stun guns made by Taser International Inc.
China, Southeast Asia adopt free trade accord
November 30, 2004
Southeast Asian nations and China signed an accord Monday to create the world’s biggest free trade area by removing tariffs for their 2 billion people by decade’s end — a key step in their vision of a trade bloc to rival Europe and North America.
Rock ‘n’ roll high school
Battle of the Bands showcases under-the-radar teenage talent
November 30, 2004
Many local music fans know Lawrence is home to great bands and venues for live music. But most fans probably don’t recognize Lawrence as a place where great teen and preteen rock bands develop.
Teens interested in volunteering, survey says
November 30, 2004
Teenagers often are portrayed as selfish clotheshorses, but retailer American Eagle found that its young customers are interested in giving back.
Doctors often miss teen substance abuse
November 30, 2004
Severe alcohol and drug abuse by teenagers may be easily missed during routine and urgent-care medical visits, particularly in girls.
Capitol, White House trees arrive
November 30, 2004
A helicopter extraction from a mountaintop forest. Two miles of parachute cord. A police escort.
Edwards preparing for life after Senate
November 30, 2004
Greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, John Edwards kicked off a farewell tour as U.S. senator Monday but left little doubt he wasn’t saying goodbye to politics.
Ukraine considers new election
November 30, 2004
Facing a relentless tide of opposition protests, embattled President Leonid Kuchma said Monday that a new election might be the only way out of a spiraling crisis that threatens to break up this former Soviet republic between the pro-Russia east and the Western-leaning rest of Ukraine.
12 Days of Christmas’ price tag increases
November 30, 2004
Forget the partridge in a pear tree. How about a new Jaguar, a BMW 7 Series, a Mercedes-Benz or a 1949 Rolex?
Post office sorts through list of mailing deadlines
November 30, 2004
The Postal Service expects to handle 20 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas, up slightly from last year, the agency said Monday.
Shop owners take law into own hands
Three men charged with assault after attacking alleged glassware thief
November 30, 2004
Police allege the owners of a yet-to-open glass studio in North Lawrence took the law into their own hands by threatening and assaulting a man they suspected of burglarizing their store.
Election results certified
November 30, 2004
State officials closed the books Monday on the 2004 election, certifying what proved to be a record-setting year.
Meeting planned for LHS bowling
November 30, 2004
There will be a meeting at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in Room 118 at Lawrence High for students interested in joining the LHS bowling team. A $10 tryout fee, which will cover shoe and ball rental for the entire season, may be paid at that time.
Former Westar executive Lake testifies he wanted to sell European subsidiary
November 30, 2004
Former Westar Energy Inc. executive vice president Douglas T. Lake testified Monday that a trip to Europe in spring 2000 was not a lavish jaunt, but “crisis management” of a subsidiary.
Supreme Court may issue school funding ruling
November 30, 2004
The Kansas Supreme Court could rule as soon as Friday on the constitutionality of the state’s school funding system, potentially ending a courthouse battle that at one point led a district judge to order the state’s public schools closed.
Stanford fires football coach
Teevens dismissed after three straight losing seasons
November 30, 2004
Three years ago, Ted Leland thought he’d found the right offensive football mind for Stanford in coach Buddy Teevens.
People
November 30, 2004
¢ Drew Barrymore’s father dies ¢ Mandela aids AIDS fight ¢ Accuser won’t be examined ¢ Godzilla gets a star
Bush shuffles Cabinet again
Kellogg’s CEO named to head Commerce, push for tax reforms
November 30, 2004
President Bush picked Carlos Gutierrez, the chief executive officer of cereal giant Kellogg Co., as commerce secretary Monday, working to build a new economic team to help sell second-term overhauls of Social Security and the tax code.
Justices debate medicinal marijuana
State vs. federal law at heart of California case involving homegrown cannabis
November 30, 2004
The Supreme Court questioned whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren’t really sick as it debated Monday whether the federal government can prosecute patients who smoke pot on doctors’ orders.
Lions, Firebirds land two on All-Sunflower squad
November 30, 2004
Lawrence High and Free State High each had two players earn first-team honors on the All-Sunflower League football team as chosen by league coaches.
Hodge offsets sloppy Wolfpack
November 30, 2004
Julius Hodge jokingly compared himself to Terrell Owens and then declared he should be the Heisman Trophy winner of college basketball.
AP adds another from ACC
November 30, 2004
Virginia moved into the Associated Press’ men’s college basketball top 25 Monday, giving the Atlantic Coast Conference a record-tying seven teams in the poll.
NBC official’s son found dead
Teddy Ebersol’s body recovered from jet wreckage
November 30, 2004
The body of Edward “Teddy” Ebersol, the 14-year-old son of NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, was recovered from the wreckage of a charter plane Monday evening in Montrose, Colo., authorities reported, while the television executive and another son were recovering from moderate injuries suffered in the accident Sunday morning.
Local stats not available
November 30, 2004
Detailed statistics about violent crime from 1992 to 2002 in Kansas schools were not immediately available Monday from the Kansas State Department of Education because the department’s Web site was down.
Sundance nominations begin
Keanu Reeves, Naomi Watts among contenders
November 30, 2004
Sundance Film Festival veterans Naomi Watts, Laura Linney and Patricia Clarkson are returning with new movies to the nation’s top showcase for independent cinema.
Around the nation
November 30, 2004
¢ Seven soldiers killed in helicopter crash ¢ Murder charges filed in hunting deaths ¢ Brain scan technology able to detect lies ¢ Zoo heralds litter of four cheetah cubs
Wolf Pack bemoan ‘terrible’ game
Turnovers, poor shooting doom Nevada to lopsided loss
November 30, 2004
Somewhere along the way, Mount Nevada erupted into a flurry of ill-timed turnovers and clanked shot after clanked shot.
Datebook
November 30, 2004
Scientists identify link between stress, aging
November 30, 2004
Scientists have identified the first direct link between stress and aging, a finding that could explain why intense, long-term emotional strain can make people get sick and grow old before their time.
SFT wrestling rolls
November 30, 2004
Santa Fe Trail’s wrestling squad won 12 of 14 matches in a wrestling dual against Eudora on Monday. The Chargers (1-0) travel Thursday to Topeka for a triangular; the Cardinals (0-1) travel Saturday to Atchison for a dual tournament.
Herren services
November 30, 2004
Eliza Mae Fortner
November 30, 2004
Flory Services
November 30, 2004
Gerald D. Felts Jr.
November 30, 2004
On the record
November 30, 2004
Water rates subject of chamber meeting
November 30, 2004
A proposed increase in city water and sewer rates will be discussed at a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine.
Justices turn aside gay marriage challenge
November 30, 2004
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the only state that allows gay marriages, declining to hear an appeal aimed at overturning the Massachusetts law that prompted a national debate on the legality and morality of same-sex unions.
Steven Dean Zacharias
November 30, 2004
Commissioners to study rest room proposal
November 30, 2004
Building a rest room facility near the Douglas County Emergency Dispatch Center may be a good idea, but two commissioners said Monday they didn’t want to take such action without more information.
Easum services
November 30, 2004
Robinson shines
November 30, 2004
Russell Robinson has been known to have the hot hand on the basketball court.
Death penalty law changes face debate
Advocates for mentally disabled say protection should be expanded; prosecutor disagrees
November 30, 2004
Advocates for the disabled on Monday sought changes to Kansas law that they said would protect from the death penalty people with severe mental disabilities who are convicted of murder.
Boggs, McGee, Strawberry on ballot
Three standouts are among 12 players eligible for Hall of Fame; Rose remains on ineligible list
November 30, 2004
Five-time AL batting champion Wade Boggs, eight-time All-Star Darryl Strawberry and two-time NL batting champion Willie McGee are among 12 players who will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.
Networks plan to travel down Memory Lane
November 30, 2004
I met this far-out guy the other day. Let’s call him Rip Van Sixties. He drank too much Kool-Aid at a love-in and lay down for a 37-year-long nap. He had a hard time understanding contemporary pop culture.
Payne services
November 30, 2004
Freshman McIntosh surprise for KU women this season
November 30, 2004
A few days after she was hired as Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach last spring, Bonnie Henrickson traveled to Wichita to make sure that the only Jayhawk recruit KU already had signed, Taylor McIntosh, still was coming to Lawrence.
Influx of sophomores has city teams stoked
November 30, 2004
Free State High has three starters returning, including three-sport standout Jamie Stanclift, but that’s not the only reason FSHS girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan thinks the Firebirds will improve on last year’s 8-12 mark.
Lucas, Cowboys surge early
Okie State routs SMU; Texas, K-State each win
November 30, 2004
The biggest problem Oklahoma State is having this season is getting the offense going. The good news Monday night was it happened in the first half.
Bin Laden aide issues warning to U.S.
November 30, 2004
Osama bin Laden’s top deputy vowed in a videotape aired Monday to keep fighting the United States until Washington changed its policies.