Archive for Saturday, November 5, 2005

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Cloudy, cool day today
November 5, 2005
Football fans heading to Memorial Stadium for the Kansas-Nebraska game will see increasing clouds at the noon kickoff.
People and places
November 5, 2005
 
Around and about
November 5, 2005
 
Is K-State still good?
Wildcats could miss bowl — again
November 5, 2005
Sixteen years after Bill Snyder began the work of lifting Kansas State from the depths of college football to a place among its elite, and just two years after the Wildcats won the Big 12 Conference, the “Miracle in Manhattan” is showing some wear.
Texas defense fired up
November 5, 2005
It was the worst performance by the Texas defense this season.
Swanson runs offense smoothly
November 5, 2005
It was the first time Kansas University has resorted to the four-minute, keep-the-blasted-football-out-of-the-other-team’s-hands offense this season.
Defensive demon
Suddenly, Keith a sack machine for Jayhawks
November 5, 2005
Never one to be satisfied, Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young had a “what if” answer when asked about Charlton Keith’s possessed play on the football field this season.
Questions surround slumping A&M
November 5, 2005
Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane waited impatiently on the sideline as he watched the Aggies’ 42-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday at Kyle Field.
Sisson, Pottorff place
November 5, 2005
Elsewhere in the cross country world, Regan Sisson and Katie Pottorff have been accepting many congratulations walking the halls of Seabury Academy for their fine performances in the Class 1A state meet.
Hawkins signs diversion agreement in theft case
November 5, 2005
Kansas University men’s basketball guard Jeff Hawkins recently signed a diversion agreement in municipal court after being charged earlier this year with using a stolen KU parking pass.
EU to ask governments about alleged CIA jails
November 5, 2005
The European Commission said Friday it would encourage governments in Eastern Europe to comment on allegations that the CIA set up secret prisons in the region to interrogate al-Qaida suspects.
Eudora bust yields guns and drugs
November 5, 2005
When officers burst into a home in Eudora this week serving a drug search warrant, they weren’t expecting to find an AK-47 assault rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and a bulletproof vest.
Suspect in morphine case might avoid trial
November 5, 2005
Attorneys say there’s a possibility of a plea in the case of a caregiver charged with stealing morphine from two patients at a local nursing home.
Mother enters plea in daughter’s death
November 5, 2005
A Doniphan County woman has pleaded no contest to killing her infant daughter, Atty. Gen. Phill Kline announced.
Violent anti-Bush protests erupt in Argentina
November 5, 2005
Waving red flags and shouting “Yankee Go Home!” the thousands of protesters outside the Summit of the Americas united against plans for a giant free trade zone but focused their fury on a single person: President Bush.
KU gets high marks from conservatives
November 5, 2005
Despite its rap for being an island of blue in a sea of heartland red, Kansas University is a place where conservative students not only survive, but thrive, according to a conservative college guide book.
State workers to see lower health costs
Reduced premiums, new programs to start in January
November 5, 2005
Come January, thousands of state employees will see a reduction in their health insurance premiums, and low-income state workers will be able to take advantage of a new program to cover their children at a discounted rate, officials said Friday.
Tracy recovers from two crashes
November 5, 2005
Paul Tracy pushed his car so hard in practice, he came dangerously close to missing Friday’s qualifying round for the Mexico City Grand Prix.
Alan Ruck’s day off
Ferris Bueller sidekick well past typecast
November 5, 2005
So, just how far into the 21st century are we? Alan Ruck, who played Matthew Broderick’s buddy in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” is nearly 50.
Anne Rice tackles Holy Spirit in newest novel
November 5, 2005
After stupendous sales for her tales of vampires, witches and lust, novelist Anne Rice has turned to Jesus - personally and literarily.
Sacred space
Taize worship service provides moments of peaceful contemplation
November 5, 2005
When Laura Nilles wants to find God amid the hubbub of her daily life, she knows where to look. God is in the silence, the chanting, the candles and the reflective readings of a Taize worship service.
Baker to say ‘so long’ to sod
November 5, 2005
Culver-Stockton will be the foe for Baker University’s last home football game on a grass surface.
Firebirds ready to shake state-playoff bugaboo
November 5, 2005
Bob Lisher’s patience is wearing thin in a hurry. For starters, he’s not happy that, while the rest of the field in the Class 6A football playoffs did their thing Friday, his team has to play on a Saturday - at the same time as the Kansas University-Nebraska showdown 30 miles up the road.
Indians search for points
Coach seeks balance for last home game
November 5, 2005
No member of the Central States Football League has a worse record than Peru State.
Hurricanes must have ‘Wright’ stuff to win
November 5, 2005
Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick has shown he’s hard to contain. Miami’s Kyle Wright has yet to be unleashed.
T.O. suddenly sorry
Saga takes another turn as Philly WR apologizes for comments
November 5, 2005
Terrell Owens is causing more trouble with his mouth than his hands - again.
White Sox buy out Thomas
Chicago slugger eligible for free agency
November 5, 2005
The Chicago White Sox bought out Frank Thomas for $3.5 million Friday, making the top slugger in team history eligible for free agency.
Greeks accentuate positive
November 5, 2005
Fraternity life isn’t all about beer. In a move that quashed some stereotypes of Greek life, members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity on Friday helped an 89-year-old Lawrence woman by building a new wooden ramp to her front door.
Mayer: Offense depends on line
November 5, 2005
Analysts keep saying Kansas University will win more football games when its offensive “skill players” get more productive and consistent. They mean quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks and receivers, the usual suspects. Not with me.
State standouts
Balanced Lion offense tramples BV Northwest
November 5, 2005
The pursuit of a 27th state title for tradition-rich Lawrence High football never looked more promising than Friday night at Haskell Stadium, where a typical Lions team effort left Blue Valley Northwest without a chance to compete.
Commentary: Coaches correct on race
November 5, 2005
Before Joe Paterno gets dunked in the same tub of recycled hot water where Fisher DeBerry nearly drowned last week, let’s get one thing straight: They’re right. Both of them. Black athletes run faster.
Strength against strength
Volunteer defense, Fighting Irish offense both highly rated
November 5, 2005
Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn describes watching film of the Tennessee defensive line as almost being fun.
Royals visit Freedom Wall, New Orleans
November 5, 2005
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, flew into New Orleans on Friday for a brief glimpse of the ravaged city and a chance to meet a few of the hundreds of thousands of residents whose lives were turned upside-down by Hurricane Katrina.
Pakistani president calls for donations for quake victims
November 5, 2005
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended a major purchase of U.S. fighter planes, saying Friday during a tour of this devastated city that funds are needed first and foremost for earthquake recovery.
Free State, Baldwin students participating in math competition
November 5, 2005
Forty six students from Free State High and 32 students from Baldwin High will compete in the annual Math Day competition Tuesday at Washburn University.
New Urbanism subject of community meetings
November 5, 2005
Community members will have a chance to learn more about the concept of New Urbanism at three upcoming Lawrence Rotary Club meetings.
Hit-and-run victim remains in hospital
November 5, 2005
A Lawrence man who friends and family members said was run over by a pickup truck on Wednesday remains in the hospital.
On the record
November 5, 2005
 
Mother pleads for maximum sentence
Teacher killed two children in accident
November 5, 2005
The sobbing mother of two young boys killed in a hit-and-run accident last year urged a judge Friday to sentence the driver, an elementary school dance teacher, to the maximum three years in prison.
Deliberations begin in Blake’s civil suit
November 5, 2005
Jurors began deliberations Friday in the wrongful-death lawsuit that claims “Baretta” star Robert Blake is liable for the killing of wife Bonny Lee Bakley 4 1/2 years ago.
Mayor: Cut thumbs off graffiti ‘punks’
November 5, 2005
The mayor of Las Vegas has suggested that people who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.
Corrections
November 5, 2005
 
British terror suspect had images of Capitol
November 5, 2005
A terrorist suspect arrested in England had images of the Capitol and other Washington landmarks on his computer, according to federal authorities, who were skeptical that an attack on the capital was being planned.
Dog trainer fined $5,000
November 5, 2005
A trainer at a Wichita greyhound kennel has been fined $5,000 and has lost his license to work at Kansas race tracks after an inspection uncovered conditions so bad that several dogs were lying in their own urine.
K.C. woman defrauded in Internet scheme
November 5, 2005
A woman was charged Friday with a felony count of scheming to defraud after she allegedly sold $27,000 worth of clothing and other items on the Internet, but never delivered the goods, a prosecutor said.
Prosecutor: Returning killer to search for teenagers’ bodies could take time
Murderer says he shot two girls to death in Kansas
November 5, 2005
It could take some time before a convicted killer is returned to Oklahoma to help search for the bodies of two Welch teenagers who have been missing since 1999, a Craig County prosecutor said.
Judge to rule on Missouri policy preventing gay foster parents
November 5, 2005
Attorneys for a woman whose application for a foster parent license was denied because she is a lesbian argued Thursday that the state cannot discriminate based on gender or sexual preference.
McCready still loves man charged with beating her
November 5, 2005
Mindy McCready says she still loves the man charged with nearly beating her to death earlier this year, and her two suicide attempts were the result of their troubled relationship.
Former employee who killed four executed
November 5, 2005
A man was executed Friday for killing four workers at a lawnmower parts plant in 1997 out of revenge for being fired from the factory.
Ono apologizes to McCartney for remark about music
November 5, 2005
Yoko Ono has apologized to Paul McCartney for insinuating that his songs are trite.
Hilary Duff World to go online Monday
November 5, 2005
Kids, teens and tweens can immerse themselves in all things Hilary when Hilary Duff World hits America Online on Monday.
Demolition of Busch Stadium begins Monday
Baseball team getting new $400M complex
November 5, 2005
The landscape of downtown St. Louis will change dramatically starting Monday, when a wrecking ball will begin knocking down Busch Stadium.
Winfrey awarded Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award
November 5, 2005
Oprah Winfrey and Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism in the face of genocide inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” have been honored with the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Awards.
Man sues ex-girlfriend over glue attack
November 5, 2005
A man claims his ex-girlfriend owes him more than $30,000 for gluing his genitals to his abdomen five years ago. “This was not just some petty domestic squabble,” attorney Grey Pratt told a Westmoreland County jury Wednesday.
Rwandan appears in court in genocide case
November 5, 2005
Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide watched as the first person charged under Canada’s War Crimes Act appeared in court in handcuffs Thursday to face allegations he took part in the slaughter of his fellow countrymen.
Defector returns after 2 years in North Korea
November 5, 2005
North Korea allowed a Japanese woman who defected to the communist nation two years ago to return to her homeland Thursday.
Ferry capsizes, killing about 60 people
November 5, 2005
A ferry overloaded with people heading to a memorial for three drowned boaters capsized on Friday in the Arabian Sea off southern Pakistan, killing about 60 people, officials said.
Marriage to Richards on the mend, Sheen says
November 5, 2005
Charlie Sheen says his relationship with his wife, Denise Richards, is on the mend.
Authorities have more witnesses in missing teen case
November 5, 2005
Aruban prosecutors said Friday they have new witnesses and leads into the disappearance of a U.S. teen who vanished on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island more than five months ago.
Fire forces evacuation of movie theater
November 5, 2005
Hundreds of screaming and coughing moviegoers fled a cinema complex in the Petronas Twin Towers on Friday night after a fire filled a shopping mall attached to the Malaysian landmark with thick, acrid smoke. No serious injuries were reported.
Preschool programs more popular; value debated
November 5, 2005
While Jacob Hall intently pronounces the words on his flashcards, Neha Gulrajani sits nearby working with a numbers board and Jillian Sommerauer talks to her teacher about the picture book she wants to take home.
Israel marks 10th anniversary of leader’s assassination
November 5, 2005
Family and friends lit candles and laid wreaths at Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s grave Friday to begin a week of commemorations marking the 10th anniversary of the former leader’s assassination.
Army bids farewell to colonel killed in Iraq
November 5, 2005
More than 200 soldiers, family and friends attended funeral services Friday to pay tribute to Army Col. William Wesley Wood, the highest ranking member of the U.S. military to be killed in Iraq.
Man linked to fatal fight sentenced to one month
November 5, 2005
A man has been sentenced to one month in jail and one year of probation for playing a role in instigating a series of fights that led to the death of a Fort Hays State University student.
Court: Camp does not have to keep disabled volunteers
November 5, 2005
Two women who suffer from muscular dystrophy will no longer be able to volunteer at the summer camp for disabled children that they attended when they were young.
Slayings poses problems for Web site gatekeepers
Killer posted disturbing messages before murders, suicide
November 5, 2005
Two weeks before William Freund donned a mask and cape and fatally shot two neighbors before killing himself, members of an online forum for people with a rare mental disorder read the 19-year-old’s string of violent rantings.
Boy in critical condition after pit-bull mauling
November 5, 2005
A 10-year-old boy was in “very critical” condition Thursday after three pit bulls attacked him in his back yard, police said.
Parents of missing soldier get update from Pentagon
November 5, 2005
Carolyn and Keith Maupin walked into the Pentagon on Friday hoping for any new bits of information about their son, who was captured by insurgents near Baghdad more than 18 months ago.
Al-Qaida in Iraq threatens to attack foreign diplomats
November 5, 2005
The country’s most feared terror group warned foreign diplomats Friday to flee Iraq after announcing it will put to death two kidnapped Moroccan Embassy employees. Insurgents killed 11 Iraqi security troops and an American soldier in separate attacks.
Best Bets
November 5, 2005
 
Lawrence resident’s play to open at Washburn
November 5, 2005
“Last Seen,” a new play written by Penny Weiner and directed by Sharon Sullivan, both Lawrence residents, will have its premiere Friday at Washburn University.
Program to feature Argentine piano music
November 5, 2005
Dora De Marinis, a visiting pianist, will perform Argentine music by Luis Gianneo, Carlos Guastavino and Alberto Ginastera on Tuesday at Kansas University’s Swarthout Recital Hall.
Trombone concert planned at Signs of Life
November 5, 2005
Kansas University’s Music and Dance Department will present “Sackbut Solos: The Ancient Trombone Speaks” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Signs of Life Books and Art in downtown Lawrence.
Abercrombie & Fitch pulls offensive T-shirts
November 5, 2005
Abercrombie & Fitch got busted Friday for selling misogynistic T-shirts.
Faith briefs
November 5, 2005
 
Interfaith group plans volunteer day
November 5, 2005
Volunteers with the Lawrence Community InterFaith Initiative will spread out across Lawrence Nov. 12 for the organization’s first Faith in Action Day.
Muslim association to raise shelter funds
November 5, 2005
The Kansas University Muslim Student Assn. will raise funds for the Lawrence Open Shelter as part of a nationwide “Ramadan Fast-a-thon” on Nov. 15.
Tax plan could shrink mortgage benefits
November 5, 2005
That most sacred of tax breaks, the mortgage interest deduction that has helped millions buy homes, could vanish if President Bush and Congress follow the recommendations of his tax advisory board.
Huskers win price war
Study: Homes worth more in Lincoln than in Lawrence
November 5, 2005
And you think the BCS is a mess. Mike McGrew, vice chairman for Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate in Lawrence, is still scratching his head after learning the results of a study that ranked the prices of a similar-situated home in 59 major college towns nationwide.
Markets up for week
November 5, 2005
A late rally gave Wall Street a modest advance Friday after a lackluster employment report left investors wondering about the pace of economic growth and inflation. The major indexes each gained more than 1 percent this week.
Commodities
November 5, 2005
 
Democrat appointed to preside over DeLay case
November 5, 2005
The Tom DeLay case appeared to finally have a judge Friday, after a judicial merry-go-round that illustrated the complications that can result when judges are elected and the charges are politically sensitive.
Alito supporters defend rulings
November 5, 2005
Supporters of Judge Samuel Alito on Friday vigorously defended his decision to rule on two companies that handle his personal investments, even as senators examine whether the rulings posed a conflict of interest.
Bargain refuted
November 5, 2005
To the editor: I, too, enjoyed a good chuckle like Mr. David Reber who commented on my letter about the cost comparison of sewer and runoff fees to a minimum fine for marijuana use. I chuckled so much my denture came out and is now soaking in Fasteeth.
Faulty reasoning
November 5, 2005
To the editor: B.J. Ammel’s letter about “Chosen people?” (Public Forum, Nov. 2) had me laugh out loud. Something that outrageous must certainly be a hoax, I thought.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 5, 2005
An explosion at the Kansas Power and Light substation on Sixth Street cut off power in the business district for a brief period. It turned out a starling had caused it all when the bird hit an insulator on a 12,000-volt system.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 5, 2005
Five top candidates for the presidency at Haskell Indian Junior College were to be interviewed by a special panel. A successor was being sought for the resigned Wallace Galluzzi. Kansas University also was seeking a new chancellor after the resignation of Archie Dykes.
Good vibes
People need to look beyond periodic controversies involving KU and remind themselves of its many contributions.
November 5, 2005
Kansas University has taken a number of public relations lumps of late for various academic, athletic and social events, and a good deal of the criticism from the general public has been fully justified.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 5, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 5, 1905: “The board of regents met here in connection with the law school dedication.
GM speeds production of H3 Hummer, pickups
November 5, 2005
General Motors Corp. plans to increase production next year of its smallest Hummer, the H3, and its midsize pickups in expectation of increasing sales for the trucks, the automaker said.
Survey: Buyers favor online for electronics
November 5, 2005
In today’s world of mass retailers, it’s easy to assume that a big-box store like Best Buy or Wal-Mart would be the best place to buy consumer electronics. Guess again.
Subpar graphics, gameplay bog down ‘Indigo’
November 5, 2005
There’s something seriously wrong with Lucas Kane. While going to the bathroom at a local diner, he loses his mind, carves some symbols into his arms and stabs a random man to death. Shortly after the crime, he regains consciousness and realizes what has taken place.
Scouting News
November 5, 2005
 
World company sports staff picks
November 5, 2005
This week’s predictions.
Mizzou offense seeking energy
Tigers hope to rebound at Colorado
November 5, 2005
A Missouri offense that has put up some staggering numbers this season picked an inopportune time to stall.
Juco CC today
November 5, 2005
Lawrence High graduates Jacob and Mark Kucza will be competing for Neosho Community College today in the National Junior College Cross Country Championships at Rim Rock Farm.
KU swimmers prove ranking with two wins
November 5, 2005
When the latest Division I top 25 swimming and diving poll was released Friday afternoon, an unfamiliar team appeared on the list. For the first time since 1997, Kansas University is nationally ranked, cracking the list at No. 24.
Third-place Biffle lurking in championship race
With three races left, driver still in title hunt
November 5, 2005
For Greg Biffle, the real Chase for the Nextel Cup championship begins Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Rioting spreads beyond Paris suburbs
November 5, 2005
Bands of youths roaming Parisian suburbs burned more than 500 vehicles and hurled stones at police Friday, as the worst rioting in a decade entered its second week and spread elsewhere in France. The U.S. warned Americans against taking trains to the airport via strife-torn areas.
Judge upholds gay marriage ban
November 5, 2005
A judge on Friday upheld a gay marriage ban adopted by Oregon voters last year, rejecting claims that the amendment made too many changes at once and interfered with local government.
Honda offers incentive on Accord Hybrid
November 5, 2005
High gasoline prices don’t necessarily translate into blockbuster sales for all gas/electric hybrid vehicles.
Kansas high school football scores for Nov. 4
November 5, 2005
 
Bryant, Goosen top Tour Championship
Woods, Crane, Verplank share third place, three strokes back
November 5, 2005
Bart Bryant raised both arms as his putt headed for the center of the cup Friday, giving him another eagle on the 15th hole at the Tour Championship. But this celebration was different.
Ankle sprain to sideline O’Neal for two to four weeks
November 5, 2005
Heat center Shaquille O’Neal will miss two to four weeks because of a sprained right ankle, adding to the team’s early season injury woes.
Hamilton beats buzzer, Celtics
Last-second basket propels Pistons, 82-81
November 5, 2005
Richard Hamilton’s previous buzzer-beater was in 1998, one of the more famous shots in NCAA Tournament history that gave Connecticut a victory over Washington and a berth in round of eight.
Commentary: NBA’s dress code not out of line
November 5, 2005
When the NBA unveiled its new dress code, there was so much whining and opining you’d have thought David Stern wanted to bring back short shorts. Or make players wear plaid in an oh-so-attractive polyester blend.
Club News
November 5, 2005
 
Know the foe: Huskers drastically different
Kansas hasn’t seen NU’s West Coast offense
November 5, 2005
This isn’t your father’s — or big brother’s — Nebraska football team. Nope, the Tommie Fraziers and Eric Crouches and Jamaal Lords of the Cornhuskers — those quarterbacks who could pass adequately and run like the wind — are gone, nothing more than a memory for the way NU football used to be.
Miniseries blurs line between real, fake hurricanes
November 5, 2005
You know Katrina and Wilma. Do you know Julia and Eve? Probably not because, like many phony storms before them, they were fictionally forecast for TV.
N.J. governor’s race hits new lows
Allegations accuse both candidates of sexual affairs
November 5, 2005
Both major-party candidates in the race for New Jersey governor rebutted allegations of sexual affairs Friday, a day after the release of a controversial television commercial that quoted one candidate’s ex-wife.
Bomb squad robot rescues pet bird
November 5, 2005
A robot designed to disarm bombs was sent Friday to rescue a pet bird, Tweety, whose owner had to flee her apartment building two days earlier because it was endangered by a nearby tunnel collapse.
Fees for fire inspections struck down
November 5, 2005
Businesses and apartment owners stand to receive close to $1 million in reimbursements after a judge struck down annual fees Kansas City began charging two years ago for fire inspections.
KU Percussion Ensemble to perform
November 5, 2005
The Kansas University Percussion Ensemble will give a marimba-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Murphy Hall’s Room 130.
Faith forum
November 5, 2005
Can a charitable donation be considered part of a tithe?
Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes: Is anywhere safe?
November 5, 2005
Hurricane victims in Florida and along the Gulf Coast have to be asking themselves something survivors of tornadoes, blizzards and earthquakes also wonder: Is there any place you can go that is safe from natural disasters?
Christmas is coming too early
November 5, 2005
Enough with Christmas already. Yes, I realize it’s only the first week of November. That’s the point.
Political labels obscure thoughtful debate
November 5, 2005
Would you mind if we talk about Geena Davis again? In my last column, I spent a few minutes discussing her new TV show, “Commander In Chief,” in which she plays the first woman president.
Medicare Part D prompts questions
November 5, 2005
I caught part of your recent radio program with Medicare representatives about Medicare Part D. I found it to be most informative, but missed several of the important parts. Is there a way I can get a copy of the program, and can you summarize it?
Kansas football notebook
November 5, 2005
An offensive line relies so much on camaraderie to stay effective, and sometimes personnel can affect it.
Gymnasts ready to flip out at state meet
November 5, 2005
Kara Kellison expects smiles to be the order of the day this afternoon inside the Free State High gymnasium.
Fire chief likely to be hired shortly
Search reopened for director of utilities
November 5, 2005
City Manager Mike Wildgen expects to have a new fire chief hired by next week, but he said Friday that the city would restart its search to fill the vacant director of utilities position.
Pump patrol
November 5, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.10 at Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Douglass feels KU can win it
Ex-QB part of last Jayhawk victory over Nebraska in ‘68
November 5, 2005
Among the last to learn 1968 was the last time Kansas University beat Nebraska University at football was the last Jayhawk quarterback to beat the Cornhuskers.
Jayhawks have different view of Nebraska fans
Lawrence braces for red-clad ‘Husker backers
November 5, 2005
You know what to expect. You’ll see them all over town today. Droves of bulky, red-clad people will be among us, corn-fed football fans blocking the way to breakfast at your favorite spot, or slipping ahead of you into a Mass. Street parking spot.
Area football capsules
November 5, 2005
 
Green will play, but other stalwarts ailing
November 5, 2005
Trent Green looked sharp and ready Friday in his first practice of the week and would start Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs play Oakland, coach Dick Vermeil said.
KU Medical Center earns $5.5M grant
November 5, 2005
Kansas University Medical Center’s Polycystic Kidney Disease research program has successfully competed along with Harvard and Yale universities to win a five-year $5.5 million National Institutes of Health center grant.
Celebrity birthdays
November 5, 2005
Singer Art Garfunkel is 64. Singer Peter Noone is 58. Actor Nestor Serrano (“24”) is 50. Singer Bryan Adams is 46. Actress Tatum O’Neal is 42. Actor Sam Rockwell is 37. Country musician Ryan Adams is 31.
N. Korea to women: Wear traditional dresses
November 5, 2005
North Korea’s communist government is urging women in the country to wear traditional Korean clothes instead of pants, according to a North Korean monthly magazine.
China, Vietnam report new bird flu outbreaks
November 5, 2005
China and Vietnam reported new bird flu outbreaks in poultry Friday despite massive prevention efforts, while Japan prepared to destroy 180,000 birds to stop a suspected outbreak and Thailand announced plans to distribute its own generic anti-viral drug.
Reality show is Ted on arrival
November 5, 2005
The creator of the 1977 hit “Cat Scratch Fever” will be host to a new reality series “Wanted: Ted or Alive” (7 p.m. today, OLN).
Gay bishop balances roles with diocese, speaking engagements
November 5, 2005
At New York’s gay pride parade last spring, marchers and spectators crowded around Bishop V. Gene Robinson for more than three hours. They reached out to touch his hand, cheered, cried and thanked him.
Keillor: An undisturbed life isn’t necessarily worth living
November 5, 2005
A person can learn a great deal if you’re lucky enough to get into serious trouble, and of course it’s more beneficial if you do it when you’re young.
Enlightened response will lessen child’s fear of the dark
November 5, 2005
My child is afraid of the dark. How can I lessen this fear?
Tibet concern
November 5, 2005
To the editor: Save Tibet!
Horoscopes
November 5, 2005
 
Society Calendar
November 5, 2005
 
Simons: Roberts rises above partisanship on Intelligence Committee
November 5, 2005
It’s obvious. Highly partisan Democrats seem to think now is the ideal time to launch a powerful attack on the Bush administration.
Lawrence Datebook
November 5, 2005
 
FCE and 4-H News
November 5, 2005
 
Intelligent design trial wraps up in Pennsylvania
November 5, 2005
An attorney for eight families urged a federal judge on Friday to overturn a policy that requires the discussion of “intelligent design” in biology classes, saying it improperly promotes religion in schools.