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Wildcats take out Lions
December 5, 2005
The Kansas City Washington Wildcats beat the Lawrence Lions, 64-59, Monday at Lawrence High School.
Eudora slips past Belton
December 5, 2005
The Eudora Cardinals narrowly escaped the Belton Pirates, 47-43, Monday at the Eudora Invitational.
Pirates stomp Bears
December 5, 2005
The Piper Pirates defeated the Turner Bears, 74-30, Monday in the Eudora Invitational.
Mirecki hospitalized after beating
05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.
Snow flurries possible this afternoon
December 5, 2005
Lawrence is in for some teeth-chattering arctic weather this week, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “I don’t think we make it above the freezing mark until Saturday,” Schack said. There’s also a chance for snow flurries today and possibly the first accumulation of snow on Wednesday evening.
Ban on obscenity in schools sought
Teacher defends controversial literature
December 5, 2005
The topic in Susan Tate’s literature class on Friday was a poem: “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman. “Leaves” is an old piece of art, and respected. When it was composed in the 1850s, Tate said, Whitman’s work was regarded as scandalous - the author even faced indecency charges.
KU: Bowl bid Worth the wait
Jayhawks, Fort Worth officials like matchup
December 5, 2005
The near-concrete speculation spanning an entire week did little to hold back some last-minute drama.
Season of wonder
Tradition, diversity displayed at Lecompton, KU concerts
December 5, 2005
In the Lied Center’s vast performance hall, conductors raised their hands and choir members lept up time after time, performing a range of holiday standards for the packed crowd.
Regents’ tax plan could face uphill battle
Maintenance and repairs a priority for universities
December 5, 2005
Asked about the Kansas Board of Regents’ plan to pay for a mammoth backlog of maintenance and repairs at public universities, House Speaker Doug Mays ticked off the problems.
Hunters in New Jersey will be loaded for bear today
December 5, 2005
New Jersey hunters take to the woods today for a controversial season aimed at thinning the state’s growing population of black bears, whose hungry foraging has frightened suburban residents.
For once, Boston holds on
Pierce continues hot streak, leads Celtics again
December 5, 2005
Ricky Davis had seen this kind of thing before. Boston would build a big lead and then let the other team back into the game.
Philly coach set to face old boss
December 5, 2005
The Philadelphia Eagles went after Mike Holmgren seven years ago and ended up with Andy Reid.
USC, Texas complete run at 1-2
December 5, 2005
For the second straight year, the two teams that started at the top of the Associated Press poll held those spots for the entire regular season.
Longhorns fight, but fall to Devils
December 5, 2005
Top-ranked Duke knew the Texas Longhorns were better than their 41-point loss to Tennessee a few days earlier.
Temporary data entry volunteer needed
December 5, 2005
Trinity In-Home Care needs a temporary volunteer to assist with typing and data entry during the month of December at the Trinity office. Hours are flexible, but limited to Monday through Friday.
On the record
December 5, 2005
Lawrence datebook
December 5, 2005
Lennon fans want to extend vigil curfew
December 5, 2005
John Lennon fans don’t want to give sleep a chance when they gather Thursday in Central Park to mark the 25th anniversary of his death - but the city plans to enforce a curfew for the vigil in Strawberry Fields.
Disclosure on lice lotion prompts head-scratching
December 5, 2005
Parents who paid $285 for an experimental head lice treatment for their children might be scratching their own heads, now that the doctor selling the stuff says it’s really a skin cleanser available for under $10 a bottle at drug stores nationwide.
GOP pushing for spending cuts before Christmas
December 5, 2005
Republican leaders in Congress are hoping to complete a bill to curb the growth of student loans, Medicaid and other benefit programs before Christmas, though they may delay extending tax cuts until next year.
Commission to consider crosswalk safety
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
December 5, 2005
Commissioners will consider either installing flashing beacons or authorizing a crossing guard for a crosswalk along 27th Street near Sunflower School.
Analysis: Expect negative election campaigns to begin emerging
December 5, 2005
So the story goes, two candidates were in a real dogfight of a debate. Back and forth they went - for this and against that. As the debate ended, one candidate pointed an accusing finger and intoned: “My opponent is a cattle rustler.”
Prince new king of K-State football
Junction City native takes over for legend Snyder
December 5, 2005
Kansas State has hired Virginia offensive coordinator Ron Prince to replace Bill Snyder as head coach, athletic director Tim Weiser said Sunday.
Drug testing coming to pro wrestling circuit
December 5, 2005
Following the death of one of pro wrestling’s biggest stars, World Wrestling Entertainment says it is starting random drug testing to detect illicit drugs, steroids and prescription drug abuse among its performers.
KU professor honored with $10,000 award for biomedical research
December 5, 2005
Erik Lundquist, Kansas University assistant professor of molecular biosciences, has received the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Scholar Award worth $10,000.
Keegan: Here’s to parties, Chalmers
December 5, 2005
Holiday parties. The chocolate, the caramel, the peanuts, the cheese and cranberries, the gossip, and best of all, the sports opinions.
Defiant militants fire rockets at village
December 5, 2005
Palestinian militants fired two rockets from Gaza into an Israeli village Sunday evening, despite Israeli airstrikes earlier in the day launched in response to previous attacks.
Two dead in attack; helicopters forced down
December 5, 2005
An attacker blew himself up in a failed assault on coalition forces Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, while two U.S. helicopters made emergency landings during combat operations, officials said.
Voters rally in streets for suffrage rights
December 5, 2005
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to demand the right to vote for their own leaders and that the process of democratization be speeded up.
San Diego drops ‘Finest City’ tag
December 5, 2005
America’s Finest City? Not any more. One of its congressmen admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes, the FBI has investigated City Hall, the mayor resigned, a $1.37 billion pension shortfall damaged the city’s credit rating and fueled talk of bankruptcy, and two councilmen were convicted of taking bribes from a strip club owner.
Family to visit site where bodies found
December 5, 2005
The mother of two children who were shot to death and buried by their father 2 1/2 years ago plans to visit the shallow Ohio grave where their bodies were finally found last week.
Panel: U.S not prepared for inevitable terrorist attack
December 5, 2005
The United States is at great risk for more terrorist attacks because Congress and the White House have failed to enact several strong security measures, members of the former 9-11 commission said Sunday.
Book details hidden family history involving rape, revenge shooting
December 5, 2005
Ellen Lunney was 19 years old when she walked into a Norton County courtroom and opened fire on the man charged with raping her.
Oversight of townships put in the spotlight after embezzlement
December 5, 2005
When Bonnie Wiscombe spends money for roads on behalf of the taxpayers in Marion Township, there’s no one looking over her shoulder - except two fellow board members.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
December 5, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.94 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
German Christmas festival planned for Saturday
December 5, 2005
A German Christmas festival will be held Saturday at Clearfield United Methodist Church south of Eudora.
The week ahead
December 5, 2005
Looking for work is own full-time job
December 5, 2005
I was laid off two years ago and have been searching for a job ever since. I have had part-time and seasonal jobs, but have slowly used up my savings. I am starting to feel hopeless.
Analysts split on Google stock
Price still climbing, but some say bubble may soon burst
December 5, 2005
Is Google Inc.’s incandescent stock a golden opportunity or fool’s gold?
Anonymous sources have place
December 5, 2005
Just a few days ago I spoke to a top government official who prefers to remain anonymous. It wasn’t the first time: We’ve met only once or twice, but whenever I have a question pertaining to this official’s area of expertise, I don’t hesitate to ask his opinion.
Questions raised
December 5, 2005
To the editor: According to recent comments by the Bush administration, any questioning of how and why we went to war in Iraq gives “aid and comfort to the enemy.
Economic boon?
December 5, 2005
To the editor: Many have predicted that the rise of the Religious Right will hurt the economy of Kansas.
Prisoner with overturned murder conviction to be released
December 5, 2005
The federal judge who threw out Dale Helmig’s 1996 first-degree murder conviction for killing his mother has agreed to release the Osage County man from prison pending a state appeal.
Patriotic questions
December 5, 2005
To the editor: Can patriotic Americans question the war in Iraq?
Old home town - 100 years ago today
December 5, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 5, 1905: “The Lawrence Electric Light Co. got the contract for two years for the street lighting project here last night at the city council session and work is due to begin as soon as possible.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
December 5, 2005
Del Shankel, Kansas University’s acting chancellor, officially endorsed portions of a report sent to the Kansas Board of Regents this past April, bringing KU one step closer to establishing its own free speech policy. KU long had been working on its own guidelines to deal with appearances and utterances of individuals and groups on the campus.
NATO nations seek new common ground
December 5, 2005
The relative political calm that has prevailed across the Atlantic this year is being tested by an ambitious U.S. effort to remake NATO into a global security organization able to go anywhere and do much more than fight wars.
Oh, yes!
The CIA chief’s assessment of our search for criminals such as Osama bin Laden does not stir great confidence.
December 5, 2005
While the capture of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein has deteriorated into a “legal” circus involving former U.S. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark’s misguided obsession with making sure the Middle East murderer gets “a fair trial,” the apprehension of other Islamic terrorists remains a monumental issue.
The Triangle’ plumbs the cosmic murk
December 5, 2005
The Sci Fi Channel invites viewers to spend the next three nights in “The Triangle” (8 p.m., Sci Fi) - the Bermuda Triangle. Filled with special effects and an impressive cast, “The Triangle” begins with three ships a-sailing. Could that be Christopher Columbus and the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria? But this isn’t a history lesson. The seafaring Spaniards get their post-medieval minds blown by the sight of a giant 21st-century super tanker that leaves them wobbling in its wake. What gives?
On health issues, China must balance secrecy, public interest
December 5, 2005
A new disaster. An outcry that officials failed to warn China’s public until it was almost too late. Another promise that next time, the government will do better.
Food pantries seeing higher demand
December 5, 2005
The Christmas season is traditionally a busy time at Lawrence food pantries, but social service agencies are expecting their pantries to be even more popular this year.
Catholic Church lobbies to bar abuse lawsuits
December 5, 2005
Roman Catholic Church officials in Pennsylvania say a proposal to let sexual-abuse victims file lawsuits decades after they were abused could financially ruin dioceses across the state.
Kennedy Center offers 5-star salute
Robert Redford, Tina Turner among honorees
December 5, 2005
Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors.
General: U.S. taking two-track approach
Coalition trying to defeat insurgents, win over Sunnis
December 5, 2005
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has adopted a two-track approach to bring peace - concentrating military forces on attacking foreign fighters while trying to persuade Sunni Muslims to join the political process, a U.S. general said.
Shrapnel from U.S. missile found where al-Qaida leader killed
December 5, 2005
Shrapnel that appeared to be from an American-made missile was found Sunday at the house where Pakistan said a top al-Qaida operative was killed in an explosion, although President Bush’s national security adviser declined to confirm the death.
Kazakh president re-elected easily
December 5, 2005
Kazakhstan’s only post-Soviet leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, appeared poised to handily win re-election Sunday, giving him another seven years at the helm of a regime that has nurtured Central Asia’s largest economy but failed to bring the oil-rich republic any closer to democracy.
Cincy keeps Pitt at arm’s length
Bengals tighten grip on AFC North with victory
December 5, 2005
Forget about the folly of a franchise long known as the Bungles. The Cincinnati Bengals proved to the Pittsburgh Steelers they’re the best team in the AFC North right now, and, most of all, they proved it to themselves.
Michigan, Huskers headed to Alamo
Alabama-Texas Tech intriguing matchup in Cotton; Oregon gets OU in Holiday
December 5, 2005
A few years ago, a Michigan-Nebraska match up in the postseason certainly would have been played on New Year’s Day in one of the glamour games.
Last-second heave saves No. 1 Duke
December 5, 2005
Sean Dockery was Christian Laettner, and Josh McRoberts served as Grant Hill. In one dramatic last-second play, a new generation of players added to the lore and magic that is Duke basketball.
Mortgage relief offered to hurricane victims
December 5, 2005
The Federal Housing Administration is launching a program to pay the mortgages of up to 20,000 victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma for as much as a year.
Salon helps cancer patients find new style
Program teaches beauty techniques to combat chemo side effects
December 5, 2005
Bobbie Freyholtz thought she had prepared herself, but when she looked in the mirror, it still was a shock.
Commentary: Spurs, Pistons look like elite of NBA
Early returns suggest Dallas Mavericks will be tougher in playoffs under coach Johnson
December 5, 2005
One month into the NBA season, what do we think and what do we know?
Robinson can’t wait for Garden
December 5, 2005
Madison Square Garden - “The Garden,” as it’s referred to in the Big Apple - has been deemed in a catchy advertising campaign, “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
BCS gets glitz, not griping
Top two teams paired in Rose Bowl; Orange Bowl to feature legendary coaches
December 5, 2005
A perfect championship game, a classic coaching matchup and Notre Dame.
Former Iraqi prime minister claims attack was assassination attempt
December 5, 2005
An angry crowd confronted Iraq’s former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi at a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad on Sunday, forcing him to flee in a hail of stones and shoes. Allawi called the attack an assassination attempt.
Fort Worth Bowl beckons Jayhawk fans
December 5, 2005
Whether it’s in the air, down Interstate 35 or on ESPN, Kansas University football fans certainly have options as to how to see their Jayhawks one more time this season.
Kansas Obscenity Law
December 5, 2005
 
People in the news
December 5, 2005
¢ Making wishes come true ¢ ‘Munich’ revisits terror ¢ Save the elephants ¢ Career resuscitation ¢ For better or worse ¢ Unbecoming behavior
Upon further review, Chiefs edge Broncos
December 5, 2005
The Kansas City Chiefs gained a much-needed victory - and greater respect for the courage of officials viewing instant replay.
Step toward stupidization
December 5, 2005
Do u lk bks? I lk bks lotz. Dats y dis sux.
Horoscopes
December 5, 2005
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