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$100,000 lottery prize still unclaimed
November 1, 2005
Kansas Lottery officials urged players to check their tickets because there is an unclaimed $100,000 Powerball prize from last year that is set to expire soon.
Man sentenced to nearly 13 years in stabbing case
November 1, 2005
A judge sentenced a 36-year-old Lawrence man to nearly 13 years in prison today for a stabbing attack on his ex-girlfriend at her apartment on Aug. 2.
Creswell sentenced to one year of probation after Moon Bar plea agreement
November 1, 2005
One day after former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens was placed on probation for a brawl outside the Moon Bar, another man involved in the altercation received a similar sentence. Jeremiah Creswell appeared in Douglas County District Court today, where he waived his right to a trial and entered a no-contest plea to a charge of battery.
Sunny start to November
November 1, 2005
The first morning of November brought below-freezing temperatures to Lawrence. But the afternoon promises lots of sunlight to filter through the colorful fall foliage. “Our temperatures today will be heading above average. We’ll climb into the upper 60s,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It looks like a great day in the forecast.”
Ted Kooser’s poetry
November 1, 2005
Poems from “Delights and Shadows”
Saunders won’t have Brown on his brain
November 1, 2005
Flip Saunders is starting the NBA season in Larry Brown’s shadow. The Detroit Pistons’ new coach sounds as if he’s already tired of it.
Building fees won’t increase - for now
November 1, 2005
Fees to use buildings at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds won’t be going up for at least another month.
Article raises questions about Vietnam War
November 1, 2005
The National Security Agency has been blocking the release of an article by one of its historians that says intelligence officers falsified documents about a disputed attack that was used to escalate the Vietnam War, according to a researcher who has requested the article.
Lawrence Datebook
November 1, 2005
 
Programs tout saving while spending
November 1, 2005
Can you save when you spend? Lots of corporations think you can. There’s a growing trend in corporate America of telling folks that if you’re going to charge purchases on your credit card or use a debit card, you might as well save at the same time.
Some perspective
U.S. military losses in Iraq are tragic, but who is to say those losses are less justified than the lives lost in previous wars?
November 1, 2005
Every life lost in war is a tragedy. Every effort should be made to avoid war because such actions result in thousands and tens of thousands of lost lives, both in the military and among civilians.
FSHS football moved
November 1, 2005
Free State High’s state football game against Shawnee Mission West has been moved to noon Saturday at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium.
Proposal could send sex offenders outside the Lawrence city limits
November 1, 2005
Some sex offenders in Kansas might be forced to leave their city homes for rural areas, under a proposal offered by House Speaker Doug Mays.
Nomination will spur overdue debate
November 1, 2005
With the nomination of Samuel Alito, the nation’s long-term needs and the president’s immediate needs converge.
Commissioners briefed about flu outbreak
November 1, 2005
It is a big question: What do you do with 1,000 sick Douglas County residents infected with a highly contagious flu strain?
Relationship pursued with county in China
November 1, 2005
Douglas County commissioners think it might be a good idea to have some friends in China given that the 1.3-billion-person country is becoming one of the world’s dominant economic forces.
Failed hit case lands in court
Trio charged with attempted mob-style killing
November 1, 2005
Trial was scheduled to begin Monday for three people charged with plotting a failed 2004 mob-style hit on a north Lawrence drug informant.
Brownback embraces Supreme Court nomination
November 1, 2005
Sen. Sam Brownback was one of the first conservatives out of the gate to express doubts about Harriet Miers when she was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rosa Parks’ courage, strength remembered at memorial service
November 1, 2005
Linking hands and singing “We Shall Overcome,” old friends and Washington’s establishment remembered Rosa Parks on Monday as a quiet, gentle woman whose courage in the face of segregation helped inspire generations.
Gorbachev pays surprise visit to bar
November 1, 2005
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Gorbachev walks into a bar … Seriously, it really happened - Saturday night, in this small town in central Kansas.
Forecasters share recipes fit for fall
November 1, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Recipes for a Fall Forecast,” with 6News meteorologists Matt Sayers and Jennifer Schack, and KMBC Channel 9 meteorologist Bryan Busby.
Commodities
November 1, 2005
 
Horoscopes
November 1, 2005
 
Smith, Gault honored
November 1, 2005
Kansas University senior Caroline Smith and junior Holly Gault were named to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team on Monday by the league’s coaches.
Eagles set for state
November 1, 2005
A world of emotions could envelop Veritas Christian’s five senior football players in their KCC state-playoff rematch tonight with Wichita Word of Life, a team that beat the Eagles by four points in the regular season.
KU-UT on TV
November 1, 2005
Kansas University’s Nov. 12 football game at Texas will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised by ABC.
QB again injured for state
November 1, 2005
They are two of the oldest cliches in the sports world. “What a difference a day makes.” “It’s dejà vu, all over again.”
Ideus, Firebirds confident for state
November 1, 2005
Brian Bracciano has been listening to Aaron Ideus shout commands on the soccer field since they played club soccer together in sixth grade.
Keegan: In search of top scorers
November 1, 2005
The assignment I gave myself was easy, or so I thought: Attend a Kansas University basketball practice and walk away with a good idea of who will lead the Jayhawks in scoring.
D’s numbers don’t lie
Statistically, Jayhawk defense nearly best in nation
November 1, 2005
Two yards. That’s all that separates Kansas University’s football from being the best defense in the nation against the run. Six feet.
USC back on top — barely
November 1, 2005
Southern California and Texas flip-flopped again, putting the Trojans back on top of the Bowl Championship Series standings.
Sonics’ Collison ready to roam middle
Former Kansas University power forward to help where needed for Seattle’s NBA franchise
November 1, 2005
In the back of his mind, Nick Collison knew there would be a day when the Seattle SuperSonics would ask him to play center. When that day arrived, the 6-foot-9 power forward didn’t fully embrace the idea.
Wright battling big men at KU practice
November 1, 2005
A weary Julian Wright trudged Monday night out of Allen Fieldhouse carrying a small bag of goodies.
Hornets find exciting atmosphere in Oklahoma City
November 1, 2005
There’s a buzz in Oklahoma City. The NBA is in town. The Hornets, forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, will face Sacramento tonight, the first of 35 regular-season games at the Ford Center.
Steelers rebuff gutsy Ravens, 20-19
November 1, 2005
Nothing comes easy in the Ravens-Steelers rivalry, no matter the records or which team is healthy and which is hurting. Jeff Reed kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining after Ben Roethlisberger opened each half with touchdown passes to rookie tight end Heath Miller, and the Steelers held off the depleted Baltimore Ravens, 20-19, Monday night to tighten up the AFC North race.
Chiefs could be without Surtain
K.C. cornerback’s status unknown after knee injury
November 1, 2005
Cornerback Patrick Surtain was one of five Kansas City Chiefs undergoing MRIs on Monday, but he probably is the only player whose availability for Sunday might be in question.
Epstein says bye-bye to BoSox
Ex-general manager may take year off from baseball
November 1, 2005
At 31, boy wonder Theo Epstein was ready to step out on his own. The Red Sox general manager walked away from his hometown team Monday, stunning Boston just one year after helping the franchise win its first World Series championship since 1918.
Giddens pleads no contest to battery charge
November 1, 2005
Former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens returned from New Mexico on Monday to resolve his role in the brawl that ended his career here.
T-shirts tout tolerance
November 1, 2005
Are you gay? If so, more than 200 people at Kansas University this week are expected to voice their support for you. And they won’t simply tell you. They’ll wear it on their clothes.
Halloween draws crowd
Roaming the streets for treats
November 1, 2005
Decked in costumes, thousands of children - young and old - roamed Massachusetts Street and Lawrence neighborhoods Monday night - Halloween - for trick-or-treating.
Aging forum set for Wednesday
November 1, 2005
A legislative forum hosted by the Interagency Network for Aging will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Parent Assn. looking for board members
November 1, 2005
Kansas University has recently formed the KU Parent Assn., a group aimed at improving communication between the university and students’ families.
Lawrencian ordered to stand trial in rape case
November 1, 2005
A judge on Monday ordered a 30-year-old Lawrence man to stand trial for the August 2004 rape of a 59-year-old woman at a southwest Lawrence apartment complex.
Pump patrol
November 1, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.12 at Citgo at Ninth and Iowa streets and Presto 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Area football capsules
November 1, 2005
Kickoff for all games is 7 p.m.
Court choice darling of right
Bush nominates Samuel Alito to Supreme Court
November 1, 2005
In nominating pre-eminent conservative federal appeals court Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court Monday, President Bush repaired a breach with conservatives, but set the stage for a grinding battle with Senate Democrats.
Judge imposes rare gag order in Boardwalk Apartments fire case
Police, prosecutors were already staying mum about proceedings
November 1, 2005
A judge has entered a gag order that prevents police and prosecutors from talking publicly about the case against the man charged with setting the deadly fire at Boardwalk Apartments.
Think your job stinks? Try teaching biology in Kansas
Popular Science magazine says only human lab rat, manure inspector positions are worse in the field
November 1, 2005
Teaching biology in Kansas is a job only slightly better than inspecting manure or being a human lab rat, according to the new issue of Popular Science.
Court halts ruling on same-sex benefits
November 1, 2005
The Michigan Court of Appeals temporarily halted a ruling Monday that allowed governments and public universities to provide health insurance to the partners of gay employees.
Hurricane claims another victim - trick-or-treating
November 1, 2005
Little ghosts and goblins in cities across South Florida were stuck inside Monday night as officials urged parents to call off trick-or-treating because of the damage from Hurricane Wilma.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver recovering from stroke
November 1, 2005
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the mother of California’s first lady, Maria Shriver, was recovering at UCLA Medical Center on Monday after a minor stroke and stress fracture in her hip, according to hospital administrators.
Church judicial council defrocks lesbian minister
November 1, 2005
A lesbian minister was defrocked Monday by the highest court within the United Methodist Church, which found that she violated the denomination’s ban on “self-avowed, practicing homosexual” clergy.
U.N. Security Council adopts Syria resolution
November 1, 2005
A united Security Council warned a defiant Syria on Monday of possible “further action” if it doesn’t cooperate with a U.N. investigation that has implicated top Syrian officials in the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister.
Kidnapped children released unharmed in Haiti
November 1, 2005
Police rescued unharmed two kidnapped children and a foster child of an American missionary couple during a raid on an apartment in Haiti’s capital, officials said Monday.
Seven U.S. troops killed, adding to high October toll
November 1, 2005
Capping the bloodiest month for American troops since January, the U.S. military reported Monday that seven more U.S. service members were killed - all victims of increasingly sophisticated bombs that have been become the deadliest weapon in the insurgents’ arsenal.
Bird flu found in dozens of wild Canadian ducks
November 1, 2005
Nearly three dozen wild ducks have tested positive for the H5 bird flu virus in Canada, officials reported Monday, but they said it was unlikely to be the strain blamed for more than 60 human deaths in Southeast Asia.
Authorities assess Hurricane Beta damage
November 1, 2005
Thousands of people remained in shelters in Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday after Hurricane Beta swept across the Central American nations, flooding rivers, downing trees and destroying houses, churches, medical centers and schools.
Prime minister indicates foreign link to bombings
November 1, 2005
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claimed Monday there was a foreign link to bombings that bloodied two New Delhi markets, a veiled reference to Pakistan-based militants. But both nations sought to preserve the fragile detente that grew out of the recent quake disaster.
Canada to increase immigration intake
November 1, 2005
Canada’s government unveiled changes to its immigration policy Monday, including plans to take in up to 300,000 new immigrants annually within the next five years.
Troops brace for violence after girls’ beheadings
November 1, 2005
Indonesian troops were on high alert Monday, bracing for a new cycle of sectarian violence in a province where machete-wielding assailants beheaded three Christian schoolgirls and seriously wounded a fourth.
White House rejects calls for staff shakeup
November 1, 2005
The White House on Monday rebuffed calls for a staff shakeup, the firing of Karl Rove and an apology by President Bush for the role of senior administration officials in the unmasking of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Four killed, 16 injured as trailer hits hayride
November 1, 2005
The driver of a tractor-trailer was charged Monday with drunken driving after slamming into a hayride and killing four people, including a toddler.
Parents regain custody of teen cancer patient
November 1, 2005
A 13-year-old cancer patient who was put into foster care after her parents refused to allow radiation treatment will be reunited with her family, a judge ruled Monday.
Hubble images suggest Pluto has three moons
November 1, 2005
Pluto has three moons, not one, new images from the Hubble Space Telescope suggest.
Tiny razor cleans out clogged leg arteries
November 1, 2005
Doctors using a razor the size of a grain of rice are shearing ribbons of yellowish sludge from inside clogged leg arteries.
Former official sentenced to jail
November 1, 2005
The former director of Garden City Regional Airport has been sentenced to jail and probation for threatening and harassing women
Wayward deer bursts into store
November 1, 2005
Shoppers at a suburban Kansas City mall were surprised Monday when a buck deer smashed through a glass door and ran through the women’s department of Dillard’s.
On the record
November 1, 2005
 
Gerard Depardieu says he’s saying ‘adieu’ to film career
November 1, 2005
Gerard Depardieu told a newspaper that he’s ending his film career - and swears he wasn’t drunk when he said it.
British movie fans vote Mickey Rourke ‘man of year’
November 1, 2005
British movie fans have voted Mickey Rourke “man of the year” for his portrayal of the swaggering down-on-his-luck Marv in “Sin City.”
Stewart thought she’d bump Trump from ‘Apprentice’
November 1, 2005
Before her version of “The Apprentice” began, Martha Stewart thought she was saying “you’re fired” to Donald Trump.
Woody Allen: Having Soon-Yi is one of the ‘truly lucky things’
November 1, 2005
Woody Allen says his relationship with wife Soon-Yi Previn, which has a “more paternal feeling,” is “one of the truly lucky things that happened to me in my life.”
Celebrity birthdays
November 1, 2005
Country singer Lyle Lovett is 48. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 63. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 38. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 33. Actress Aishwarya Rai is 32. Actor Penn Badgley is 19.
Brad Pitt narrates PBS miniseries on global health
November 1, 2005
Brad Pitt’s voice is usually identified with movies such as “Troy,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Twelve Monkeys” - not a six-hour documentary on global health.
Tribal leaders, education secretary debate success of No Child Left Behind
November 1, 2005
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings defended the No Child Left Behind Act on Monday against complaints by American Indian leaders that it is too rigid and has forced rural schools to cut tribal culture and language classes.
Cosmosphere trial goes to the jury
November 1, 2005
The jury began deliberating Monday afternoon in the federal trial of former Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center President and Chief Executive Officer Max Ary, who is accused of stealing and selling museum items.
Westar puts in claim for forfeited assets
November 1, 2005
Westar Energy Inc. is asking a federal court to give it millions of dollars in cash and assets to be forfeited by two former executives convicted of defrauding the company.
Tylenol turns 50
Pain reliever gaining steam on safety image
November 1, 2005
Tylenol, originally a pain reliever for children, has hit middle age. The world’s best-known acetaminophen brand turns 50 today, and it’s more popular than ever, in part because of its reputation as the safest nonprescription pain reliever. Even a fatal 1982 poisoning scare barely hurt the brand - and introduced tamperproof packaging.
Saw II’ hacks through box office
November 1, 2005
With last year’s “Saw” being an unexpected box-office draw, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Lions Gate’s sequel, “Saw II,” took the top spot in its first weekend of release. Jigsaw’s grizzly game took in an estimated $30.5 million for the three-day period ending Sunday.
Former Phish leader heads in new direction
November 1, 2005
Phish fans turned off by the group’s last album “Undermind” may want to steer clear of “Shine,” lead guitarist Trey Anastasio’s first solo effort since the breakup of the band.
”70s Show’ surviving on life support
November 1, 2005
We had to put our cat to sleep last week. Tallulah was nearly 20 years old, deaf, toothless, incontinent and riddled with some kind of nasty tumors. It was, as they say, time. In retrospect it was perhaps well past time.
Best Bets
November 1, 2005
 
Show to commemorate WWII-era music
November 1, 2005
A.C.T. Ottawa! will present “A Tribute to Bob Hope and the USO” Saturday at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, celebrating the music and comedy that sustained U.S. troops abroad while they were fighting for freedom.
Teen Board to meet Nov. 8, discuss ideas
November 1, 2005
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join the Journal-World Teen Board. We’re seeking students who want to contribute ideas, stories and pictures for publication in the Pulse section.
KU Wind Ensemble to perform Sunday
November 1, 2005
The Kansas University Wind Ensemble will perform “Disintegration: The Destruction of War” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center. John Lynch, KU director of bands, will conduct.
Topeka Symphony plans Russian music show
November 1, 2005
The Topeka Symphony will present a program of Russian music Saturday at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus.
Live from Liverpool
Biographer obsesses over Fab Four’s story
November 1, 2005
Ten hours, 28 minutes. That was the sum of the music recorded and released by the Beatles before breaking up, a volume of work that changed lives, careers and the course of music history.
Government borrowing may hit quarterly high
November 1, 2005
The government expects to borrow a record $171 billion in the January-to-March quarter, reflecting in part higher spending to cover rebuilding costs from the hurricanes that ravaged the Gulf Coast.
Oil futures settle below $60 a barrel
November 1, 2005
Oil prices settled below $60 a barrel for the first time in three months Monday, as forecasts calling for warmer weather sparked a wave of selling.
Regulators approve telephone mergers
November 1, 2005
Regulators agreed Monday to approve SBC Communications’ takeover of AT&T and Verizon Communications’ purchase of MCI - deals that allow the nation’s biggest phone companies to grow bigger.
Sprint Nextel launches music service
November 1, 2005
Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation’s third-largest wireless provider, on Monday launched its downloadable music service, trying to keep up in a wireless arms race that is increasingly dominated by mobile Internet access.
A sad day
November 1, 2005
To the editor: Friday, the chief of staff for the vice president of the United States was indicted on charges of lying to a federal grand jury and FBI agents and obstructing an investigation.
Hagel approach may attract voters
November 1, 2005
Last week, as a federal grand jury neared the end of its investigation of senior officials in the Bush White House, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska quietly introduced two far-reaching pieces of legislation dealing with such serious national problems as immigration, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Gun sellers’ bulletproof shield
November 1, 2005
Maybe it’s because I recently was awakened by a volley of gunshots that resulted in the death of an innocent college student - a budding leader in her community - that I am so outraged that Congress has decided to grant the gun lobby its most fervent and irresponsible wish: blanket immunity from civil lawsuits.
Role switch also hits men
November 1, 2005
I have a crush on the president of the United States. Perhaps more accurately, I’ve had a crush on Geena Davis, the woman who plays her Tuesday nights on ABC, ever since she guest-starred on “Family Ties” back in ‘84. Those lips! Those legs! That height!
In the Halls: What have you learned in school about poetry?
November 1, 2005
What have you learned in school about poetry?
Double Take: Marriage - even when young - is a serious, lifetime commitment
November 1, 2005
I am a young mother (20) of two and a wife. My husband and I are having problems and are separating. I love him but don’t feel in love with him. I really want to move out to experience life on my own but have never had the chance and want “me time.” Is this wrong? Should I listen to my gut feeling knowing my marriage probably won’t survive, or should I stick it out and try to make things work.
Consumer spending, incomes bounce back
November 1, 2005
Consumer spending turned higher in September and incomes grew briskly, suggesting the economy is holding up well to the double blows of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Staying centered
Midwest writer speaks to common man as U.S. poet laureate
November 1, 2005
Ted Kooser doesn’t want readers to think too hard about his poems. “Anyone can write a poem that is impossible to understand,” he says. “It is very difficult to write a poem that a lot of people will take meaning from.”