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Roberts fires back at Democrats
November 2, 2005
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., this afternoon decried Tuesday’s shutdown of the U.S. Senate by Democrats who accused him of foot-dragging in an inquiry into the Bush Administration’s use of pre-war intelligence on Iraq.
Kansas TABOR opponents pleased by Colorado vote
November 2, 2005
Kansans should heed Colorado voters’ decision to suspend their Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, opponents of TABOR-like proposals in Kansas said today.
Warm and breezy today
November 2, 2005
A cool November nip hit Lawrence this morning, as temperatures dipped into the upper 30s just before sunrise. But sunny skies will bring pleasant conditions later today. “Temperatures will be quickly climbing today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “We’re heading into the mid-70s.”
U.S. poet laureate to read at Woodruff
November 2, 2005
U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser will read his poetry at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
Man kills buck with bare hands in bedroom
November 2, 2005
It looked like a crime scene, but no charges will be filed after Wayne Goldsberry killed a buck with his bare hands in his daughter’s bedroom. The engagement lasted an exhausting 40 minutes, but Goldsberry finally subdued the five-point whitetail deer.
City finds numerous ways to honor Parks
November 2, 2005
Never brash, Rosa Parks downplayed her celebrity in life. But in death, as she lay in honor at a local museum awaiting final burial today, Detroit withheld no tribute.
Review finds design flaws in levees
November 2, 2005
The engineers who designed the floodwalls that collapsed during Hurricane Katrina did not fully consider the porousness of the Louisiana soil or make other calculations that would have pointed to the need for stronger levees with deeper pilings and wider bases, researchers say.
Pentagon: Top al-Qaida operative escaped facility
November 2, 2005
A man once considered a top al-Qaida operative escaped from a U.S.-run detention facility in Afghanistan and cannot testify against the soldier who allegedly mistreated him, a defense lawyer involved in a prison abuse case said Tuesday.
Court rules soldier’s body should remain buried in Oklahoma
November 2, 2005
A judge in a bitter dispute between divorced parents about where to bury a son killed in Iraq sided with the soldier’s father Tuesday, saying the mother’s tearful testimony seemed contrived.
Democrats mull possibility of filibuster
November 2, 2005
Despite the heated response by a group of liberal Democrats to Judge Samuel Alito’s Supreme Court nomination, opponents would face long odds in killing his chances to join the court with a filibuster.
Texas judge dismissed in DeLay case
November 2, 2005
In a courtroom victory for Rep. Tom DeLay, the judge in the campaign-finance case against the former House Republican leader was removed Tuesday because of his donations to Democratic candidates and causes.
Suburban unrest spreads to at least nine towns
November 2, 2005
Unrest spread across troubled suburbs around Paris in a sixth night of violence Tuesday as police clashed with angry youths and scores of vehicles were torched in at least nine towns, local officials said.
Holocaust remembrance day resolution adopted
November 2, 2005
The U.N. General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution Tuesday that will create the first international day of commemoration for the six million Jews and other victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
Lawyer: Detainee tried to kill himself during visit
November 2, 2005
A detainee from Bahrain at the U.S. prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay tried to kill himself during a break from a meeting with his attorney, the lawyer said Tuesday.
Anti-Bush protesters gather ahead of Americas Summit
November 2, 2005
Waving communist flags and images of famed revolutionary Che Guevara, thousands of people opposed to President Bush and free trade protested Tuesday at a “People’s Summit” ahead of this weekend’s fourth Summit of the Americas.
Israel to allow European inspectors at border
November 2, 2005
Israel on Tuesday approved the deployment of European inspectors at the Gaza-Egypt border, a breakthrough after weeks of slow-moving talks and a major step toward giving the Palestinians freedom of movement without Israeli controls for the first time in four decades.
U.S. troops withdraw from Saddam’s compound
November 2, 2005
Under a cloudless autumn sky in the heart of Saddam Hussein’s home region, commanders of the U.S. Army’s 42nd Infantry
Moroccan implicated in terror attack
Government warns Syria not to meddle in Iraq’s affairs
November 2, 2005
The Iraqi government on Tuesday blamed a Moroccan based in Syria for a triple car bomb attack that killed at least 60 people north of Baghdad, and the defense minister called on Arab governments to demand that Syria curb the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq.
Special session to focus on hurricane recovery
November 2, 2005
State lawmakers were called into special session to consider a wide range of recovery measures for hurricanes Katrina and Rita, including budget cuts and tax relief.
Midwest economy cools in September
November 2, 2005
Higher interest rates and energy costs cooled growth and lowered confidence last month in the Mid-America region’s economy, says a monthly survey of supply managers and business leaders in the nine-state region.
Construction spending reaches record high
November 2, 2005
Construction spending set another record in September as the building industry continued to enjoy boom times.
Commodities
November 2, 2005
Vehicle batteries put to test
November 2, 2005
If you take lots of short trips and do at least some of your driving in warm weather regions, long battery life is especially critical. That’s because quick trips offer little recharging time, and high temperatures can increase oxidation within the battery and boil off the electrolyte needed for current.
Fed boosts rates to four-year high
Financial analysts expect quarter-point moves to continue
November 2, 2005
The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate on Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases were likely.
On the edge with the Boondocks
No one is safe in TV version of comic strip
November 2, 2005
Aaron McGruder has been called a “genius” and “the angriest black man in America” as he skewered everything from the Bush White House to Black Entertainment Television.
Comedy laced with American graffiti
November 2, 2005
A young man (Timothy Hutton) uses graffiti to avenge his brother and shame corrupt politicians in the 1985 comedy “Turk 182!” (9 p.m., Fox Movie Channel). A depiction of New York City before it became a gilded shopping mall, this film sports an interesting supporting cast, featuring Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp, Darren McGavin, Steven Keats, Peter Boyle and Paul Sorvino.
Enigmatic Kate Bush breaks her 12-year silence
November 2, 2005
Like a mysterious heroine emerging from the mists of the moors, Kate Bush has returned from self-imposed exile. When her album “Aerial” comes out Tuesday, the English singer will end a public silence of 12 years, an interval that has only burnished her mystique and her reputation as pop music’s ultimate recluse.
Musical performance rescheduled at Lied
November 2, 2005
“Barrage in Vagabond Tales,” a violin extravaganza that follows the story of two young friends torn apart by the separation of their tribe of wandering musicians, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Lied Center.
Season officially ends for Vikings QB Culpepper
November 2, 2005
Daunte Culpepper’s season officially ended Tuesday when the Minnesota Vikings placed the quarterback on injured reserve.
CB Walls finished in Denver
November 2, 2005
Lenny Walls has gone from starter to the injured list to, eventually, a former Denver Bronco.
Redd rallies Bucks past Sixers
Milwaukee works overtime to defeat Philly, 117-108
November 2, 2005
Michael Redd thought for sure his tying three-pointer would clang off the back of the rim.
Ex-player Williams sells estate
November 2, 2005
Former NBA standout Jayson Williams received $8 million for the sale of his estate, where he shot a hired driver to death more than three years ago.
Commentary: Culpepper injury typical for Vikings
November 2, 2005
The Minnesota Vikings are now in a holding pattern until 2006.
Suzuki nets fifth straight Gold Glove
Hunter, Chavez join Seattle outfielder in repeating honor
November 2, 2005
Seattle right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, Minnesota center fielder Torii Hunter and Oakland third baseman Eric Chavez won their fifth straight Gold Gloves on Tuesday.
Series crew chief defends umpires
West: Media like stirring up controversy
November 2, 2005
World Series crew chief Joe West defended umpires against criticism of their postseason performance, saying “I think we did just fine.”
Louisburg topples Eudora
November 2, 2005
A disastrous fourth quarter ended Eudora High’s run in the Class 4A state football playoffs.
Veritas ends season with 58-38 loss to Wichita Word of Life
November 2, 2005
The season ended for the Veritas Christian football team Tuesday night in a 58-38 loss to Wichita Word of Life in the semifinals of the Kansas Christian Athletic Assn. state playoffs.
Baldwin too tough for Prairie View, 49-28
November 2, 2005
Though fans went to the Baldwin High football game against Prairie View on Tuesday night expecting to see the varsity football squad, they got to watch three quarters of the junior varsity in a 49-28 bullying of the Buffalos.
Undefeated McLouth marches on, 30-7
Bulldogs cruise past Sabetha for first postseason victory in 25 years
November 2, 2005
Despite an 0-9 record during his first season after taking over a moribund program, Harry Hester had full confidence his system one day would produce winning football at McLouth High.
Nebraska shooting for quick start at KU
November 2, 2005
Nebraska’s coaches and players know it’s important to get off to a better start Saturday against Kansas University.
Keegan kreamed in contest
November 2, 2005
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan was kreamed by just about every competitor who entered his weekly pick-em contest last week.
Ten ex-Jayhawks on NBA rosters
November 2, 2005
Ten former Kansas University men’s basketball players, including rookies Aaron Miles and Wayne Simien, will be playing in the NBA this season.
Kan., Mo. governors to meet about Kansas City
November 2, 2005
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plan to meet early next year to discuss how the Kansas City area can attract new businesses and solve its infrastructure woes with a unified voice.
Government support sought for aviation training center
November 2, 2005
Backers of a center to train workers for the aircraft industry that has long been an integral part of the Wichita-area economy are working to line up the financial support they need to make it a reality.
Suspect in Moon Bar fight pleads no contest
November 2, 2005
Jeremiah Creswell says he didn’t do it.
On the record
November 2, 2005
Australian authorities receive terror attack threat
November 2, 2005
Australian authorities have received specific intelligence that terrorists are planning an attack on the country, Prime Minister John Howard said today.
Lawrence datebook
November 2, 2005
Sheriff attempts suicide at conference
November 2, 2005
A western Kansas sheriff who said he doesn’t drink anymore has apologized for attempting suicide last week after he started downing alcohol at a state sheriffs’ conference in Junction City.
Man sentenced to 13 years for stabbing girlfriend
November 2, 2005
A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 36-year-old Lawrence man to nearly 13 years in prison for stabbing and nearly killing his ex-girlfriend.
State tax revenue up in October
November 2, 2005
October tax revenue was approximately $30 million more than expected, signaling a strengthening business and work climate, a leading official said Tuesday.
Tompkins to head group to aid at-risk students
November 2, 2005
Kansas’ former top education official will chair a new group charged with helping at-risk students succeed in school.
County clerk seeking input from voters
November 2, 2005
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew wants to hear what voters think about potential changes at the county’s polling places.
Kansas groups watching Colorado vote on TABOR
November 2, 2005
Results of a statewide ballot question decided Tuesday in Colorado could roll downhill into Kansas.
Winning ticket expires soon
November 2, 2005
Check your pockets. Kansas Lottery officials said Tuesday there is an unclaimed $100,000 Powerball prize from last year that is set to expire soon.
Flu shots in short supply at KU
November 2, 2005
Flu vaccination clinics were temporarily suspended on Kansas University’s Lawrence campus Tuesday because its vaccine supply had been depleted.
Democrats force Senate session on Iraq intelligence
November 2, 2005
In a day of political drama, Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday,
Breast cancer dance exceeds $50,000 goal
November 2, 2005
A benefit this weekend to help fight breast cancer raised more than its $50,000 goal.
Soldier’s funeral set for today
November 2, 2005
Funeral services will be today for Army Sgt. Evan Parker, the son of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center instructor Danny Parker.
Air ambulance called after driver hits deer
November 2, 2005
An Overbrook man was injured Tuesday evening when his car struck a deer that had already been struck once by another vehicle, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
People in the news
November 2, 2005
¢ Gabrielle Union, Chris Howard announce they’re separating ¢ ‘Golden girl’ now also People en Espanol’s Star of the Year ¢ Baldwin, Basinger back at each other’s throats ¢ Rodman settles speeding, reckless driving charges ¢ Part of Walters’ 10 most fascinating list revealed ¢ Jagger: I’m not a party girl
Injured cheerleader’s condition unavailable
November 2, 2005
The condition of a Kansas University cheerleader injured and then transported from Memorial Stadium during Saturday’s homecoming game was unavailable Tuesday because of medical privacy rules, said Jim Marchiony, KU’s associate athletic director.
Panel proposes ‘bold’ tax reform
November 2, 2005
Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel on Tuesday recommended two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses.
Make heart-healthy eating choices
November 2, 2005
Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Too much homocysteine in the blood has been shown to raise the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Some studies indicate it may be tied to diseases of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease.
Wellsville 33, Humboldt 14
November 2, 2005
Wellsville’s Kyle Rush intercepted a pass deep in his own territory and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to secure the the victory.
Dillon plans ‘intoxication’ defense
Trial for killing girl postponed until Jan. 17
November 2, 2005
A Lawrence man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter plans to rely on a “voluntary intoxication” defense, his attorney said Tuesday.
Free State High basketball coach resigns
November 2, 2005
Longtime teacher and coach Jack L. Schreiner, who led the Lawrence High School boy’s basketball team to the Class 6A state championship in 1995, resigned Tuesday from the Lawrence school district.
Chosen people?
November 2, 2005
To the editor: There were two creations in the Bible.
Wilson, WMD
November 2, 2005
To the editor: Larry Johnson, a former CIA agent, last July wrote a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that attacked the Bush administration for allegedly blowing Valerie Plame’s cover.
Use of force
November 2, 2005
To the editor: In these times of uncertainty, a central problem we face is the role of force in world affairs.
Rush to judgment
It seems a little early for Commissioner of Education Bob Corkins to be disputing the validity of a new study on Kansas education costs.
November 2, 2005
It’s disappointing to see the state’s new commissioner of education try to discredit a legislative study of education costs before the study is even completed.
Prince Charles, Camilla start U.S. tour in New York
November 2, 2005
It wasn’t exactly the frenzy that welcomed Prince Charles 20 years ago on a U.S. tour that saw his late, radiant wife, Princess Diana, dancing with John Travolta at a White House dinner.
Former Oompaloompas defeat Cheetahs in championship game
November 2, 2005
aurel Sewing played a flawless game in the goal Saturday, stopping every single shot that came her way. Sewing helped the Purple Panthers, formerly the Oompaloompas, beat the Soccer Cheetahs, 2-0, Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Lightning Kickers defeat Soccer Stars
November 2, 2005
Physical size and strength played a huge role in the 10U Lightning Kickers victory over the Soccer Stars. The Lightning Kickers muscled up to beat the Soccer Stars 4-2 Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Howard brothers lead Thunder to victory
November 2, 2005
If one brother wasn’t scoring, the other one was playing lockdown defense. The twin bash brothers, Nicholas and Matthew Howard, led the 6U Lightning Kickers to victory in the season finale Saturday against the Thunder Pirates at Youth Sports Inc.
Pakistani rape victim brings story to U.S.
Mai to receive Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award today
November 2, 2005
In a quiet voice - almost a whisper - Mukhtar Mai spoke of her fight against a system back home in Pakistan that allowed a tribal council to deem it acceptable that four men could rape her to avenge their honor after her brother allegedly had sex with a woman above his class.
Hurricanes’ win preserves second-straight undefeated season
November 2, 2005
The 7U-A Coed Hurricanes completed their second undefeated season in a row Saturday. The Hurricanes, led by head coach Mark Unruh, knocked off the Bobcats 9-5 Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Whirlwinds score first, Alliance gets win
November 2, 2005
With the fall season coming to a close, the 14U Alliance looked to finish their schedule on a high note by taking on the Whirlwinds on Saturday at Youth Sports Inc.
Cougars battle Gorillas in playoffs, but come up a little short
November 2, 2005
One team moves on, the other goes home. This is enough motivation to get anyone fired up to play. Fortunately for the Gorillas, running back Michael Sinks wasn’t ready to end his season a day early.
Twisters exceed expectations in first year
November 2, 2005
They might not have won the game, but smiles and laughter still filled the sixth-grade Twister sideline Saturday after falling to the Hurricanes at Youth Sports Inc. The first year Twisters were a unique team that exceeded the expectations of most in Lawrence Youth Football with the success they experienced against other established teams in the league.
Defense key to Hurricanes 12-6 victory
November 2, 2005
A defensive battle decided the fourth- and fifth-grade Toy Bowl championship when the Hurricanes held off the Bulldogs 12-6 Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. The Bulldogs were able to slow down the Hurricanes’ high-octane offense in the first half, but both teams relied heavily on their punting personnel.
Hurricanes outlast Cougars for championship
Belaire and Cougars give Hurricanes tough test for Toy Bowl title
November 2, 2005
The second- and third-grade Hurricanes and the fourth- and fifth-grade Hurricanes had already won their Toy Bowl championships when the sixth-grade Hurricanes took the field hoping to make it a clean sweep.
Canes complete perfect football season
November 2, 2005
A perfect season became a reality for the second- and third-grade Hurricanes Sunday when they defeated the Gorillas, 37-14, in the Toy Bowl at Youth Sports Inc.
Steelers QB hurt, but not seriously
November 2, 2005
Ben Roethlisberger’s right knee injury apparently isn’t serious, but Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher isn’t ready to say if his quarterback will be ready to play Sunday in Green Bay.
K.C. pass defense poor
Improved’ Chiefs next-to-last in league
November 2, 2005
One cornerback is nursing an injured knee, and the other is limping on a painfully bruised hip.
NU coach downplays controversy
November 2, 2005
Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan dismisses the commotion as nothing more than “Gesture-gate.”
Chamber members call for planning audit
November 2, 2005
Questions about whether the city can provide adequate sewer service for new growth led the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to call Tuesday for an independent audit of the city’s planning processes.
Alito choice looks like desperate move
November 2, 2005
Washington - Under other circumstances, President Bush’s choice of Judge Samuel AlitoUnder other circumstances, President Bush’s choice of Judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court would have been seen as a bold move by a strong president with a clear policy objective.
Minnesota prep Aldrich headed to KU
November 2, 2005
One of the top high school basketball players in the Class of 2007 today is expected to make public his decision to attend Kansas University.
Kansas’ Reid breaks silence
Outspoken linebacker no longer itching for a fight with offense
November 2, 2005
After contemplating cleaning a few of his teammates’ clocks after an Oct. 15 football game, Kansas University senior Nick Reid found what he felt was a more appropriate place for his fist — in his own mouth.
Ex-Cosmosphere head guilty of stealing from museum
November 2, 2005
The former head of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center was found guilty Tuesday of stealing and selling museum and NASA items, including data recording tape from the Apollo 15 mission and an Air Force One control panel.
$7.1B plan to fight flu outlined
November 2, 2005
Four times, President Bush tried to reassure a jittery world. “There is no pandemic flu in our country or in the world at this time,” he said, even as he outlined a $7.1 billion plan to get the country prepared - just in case.
It’s a bargain
November 2, 2005
To the editor: I always have a good chuckle reading letters from the extreme anti-tax citizens among us.
Horoscopes
November 2, 2005
For Wednesday, Nov. 2
Scientists find mice sing to their mates
November 2, 2005
Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.
Postal group urges 2-cent rate increase
November 2, 2005
A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.
Tearful ending
Firebirds’ season ends in quarters
November 2, 2005
There were some tears on the Free State High sideline Tuesday night after the Firebirds fell to Olathe East in the state soccer quarterfinals.
Woodling: KU skid with NU boggling
November 2, 2005
Glen Mason had nine opportunities and couldn’t do it. Don Fambrough had eight chances, and Fam, too, shot blanks.
Recipe ideas for a childhood favorite
November 2, 2005
After a column about pumpkins a few weeks ago, I found a message on my answering machine from a reader who wondered whether I could find him a recipe for pumpkin butter, which had been a childhood favorite.
Embracing the darker side
New studies, marketing focus on health benefits of dark chocolate
November 2, 2005
Monica Isthas sometimes hears the customers at Penny Annie’s Sweet Shoppe sheepishly mention the health benefits of eating dark chocolate as they place their orders.
Nutrition Kitchen to host Thanksgiving meal
November 2, 2005
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen will play host to its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the basement of First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets.
Salvation Army site dedicated
November 2, 2005
The Salvation Army on Tuesday dedicated the site of a new homeless shelter and center as neighbors awaited answers to concerns about the project, which shifts the city’s largest emergency shelter from downtown to East Lawrence.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 2, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.12 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Strategist offers up election insight
November 2, 2005
With today’s rough political climate, the Bush administration and Republicans need to work for small victories, according to one of the major players in the president’s re-election campaign.
Action honors Parks’ legacy
November 2, 2005
My first contact with Rosa Parks came in 1988, when, advanced in age and rather frail, she crisscrossed the country to encourage people, especially young people, to become involved in civic life.
Counsel law needs reform
November 2, 2005
What a difference a president and a special prosecutor make.
Troubled man remembered for fighting spirit, caring heart
November 2, 2005
Jason Stark may have died homeless and broke, but he never quit trying to improve his life.