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Evolution timeline: Events related to the Kansas controversy
November 8, 2005
Events important to the Kansas controversy over evolution.
Bradford named as new fire chief
November 8, 2005
Mark Bradford was today named as Lawrence’s new fire chief. Bradford, who has been serving as acting chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County & Medical Department, was picked for the job by City Manager Mike Wildgen after the city reviewed 20 others who had applied for the spot, according to an announcement sent out by Wildgen’s office.
Kansas blesses science standards that challenge evolution
12:06 p.m., November 8, 2005 Updated 04:31 p.m.
BULLETIN — The State Board of Education has approved science standards for public schools that critics say promote creationism and treat evolution as a flawed theory.
Temperature to soar up to 80
November 8, 2005
Break out the shorts, sunglasses and the sandals this afternoon. “It looks like another warm day in the forecast,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Horoscopes
November 8, 2005
 
Santa Fe Trail exceeds goals to win state volleyball title
November 8, 2005
Tracy Dunnaway is keenly aware of the rich volleyball tradition at Santa Fe Trail High.
Colts dismantle Patriots
November 8, 2005
Last week, Peyton Manning played “The King.” On Monday night, he played like the King of the NFL, leading the Indianapolis Colts over their personal Everest.
Cincinnati Bengals subject of music video
November 8, 2005
Bootsy Collins is showing off his signature funk in a tribute song to his hometown football team.
Yale makes music graduate school tuition-free
$100 million donation makes waiver possible
November 8, 2005
In most of America’s top conservatories, the world’s most promising musicians are often deep in debt and giving music lessons just to cover the rent and close the gap between their scholarships and graduate school tuition.
Police arrest 17 terrorist suspects
November 8, 2005
Australian authorities arrested 17 terrorist suspects today - including a prominent radical Muslim cleric sympathetic to Osama bin Laden - and said they had foiled a major terrorist attack on the country by men committed to “violent jihad.”
87,350 confirmed dead in quake
U.N. humanitarian chief pleads for individuals, oil-rich nations to contribute
November 8, 2005
One month after South Asia’s massive Oct. 8 earthquake, the regional death toll jumped to 87,350 today after a new count of Pakistan’s casualties, officials said.
Iraq taking steps toward independence
November 8, 2005
We were so stupid that we let our president and an Arab con man fool us on a life-and-death issue.
FSHS product Gress sets Baker record
November 8, 2005
Linebacker Jeremiah Gress established a Baker University football record when he was credited with 25 tackles in Saturday’s 28-17 victory over Culver-Stockton.
Celebrity birthdays
November 8, 2005
Actress Tara Reid is 30. Singer Patti Page is 78. CBS newsman Morley Safer is 74. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 56. Actress Parker Posey is 37. TV personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) is 20.
Lawrence Datebook
November 8, 2005
 
Fresh start
Despite a recent setback, it appears the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has maintained its strong reputation as a restorer and repository of space artifacts.
November 8, 2005
The arrival last week of the Gemini XII spacecraft was just the shot in the arm the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson needed.
Commodities
November 8, 2005
 
Family affair causes relapse on ‘House’
November 8, 2005
Everybody wants to know what makes Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) so cranky. Clues to the medical sleuth’s permanent malcontent status emerge on tonight’s “House” (8 p.m., Fox) when we get to meet his mom and dad.
Double Take: Teaching kids to manage money gives them a taste of adulthood
November 8, 2005
This week we’ll discuss how much control parents should have over what their children spend their own money on.
Wood: KU headed to Fort Worth, other bowl picks
November 8, 2005
Number crunching. Schedule examining. Hoop jumping. A whole heck of a lot of guessing.
Wade works his magic on both ends
Heat forward hits deciding free throw, blocks last-gasp layup
November 8, 2005
Dwyane Wade made a free throw with 5.2 seconds left and blocked a potential game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a 90-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.
Funky Monkeys’ use size to their advantage
November 8, 2005
The size difference for the third- and fourth-grade Rockets was too much to overcome as the Funky Monkeys went on to win 18-10 Saturday at Holcom Park Center. The Funky Monkeys’ size down low created scoring opportunities off rebounds and limited the Rockets from driving to the hoop.
Keegan gets kreamed — again
November 8, 2005
For the second straight week, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan was kreamed by just about every competitor who entered his weekly pick-em contest.
No. 3 Alabama waiting in wings
November 8, 2005
Alabama is now on deck. The Crimson Tide moved into third place — slightly ahead of Miami — in the Bowl Championship Series standings Monday, putting unbeaten ‘Bama in position to play for a national title if Southern California or Texas stumbles down the stretch.
Baker men’s soccer No. 4 seed in regional
November 8, 2005
Baker University’s men’s soccer team, the No. 4 seed, will play host to No. 5 Graceland at 1 p.m. today in the first round of the Region V Tournament.
Kansas soccer denied NCAA bid
November 8, 2005
Caroline Smith sat in the loneliest spot in the world. The senior placed herself on the grassy hill just outside Memorial Stadium — elbows on knees, head on forearms — with an isolated fire hydrant as the closest friend nearby.
Chiefs relish big win
Peterson punchy when gamble pays
November 8, 2005
Before he could celebrate Kansas City’s dramatic victory over Oakland on Sunday, Carl Peterson had to remove slivers of glass from his face, hair and clothing.
Eagles: T.O. won’t return this season
Reid said wideout ‘warned repeatedly’ about actions
November 8, 2005
Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else.
Street, Howard win rookie honors
Oakland produces second straight rookie of the year and sixth overall with former Texas standout
November 8, 2005
Huston Street kept the AL Rookie of the Year award in-house. Oakland’s poised closer became the second consecutive winner from the Athletics, and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard won the NL award on Monday.
Former area lawyer accused of not protecting whistle-blowers
November 8, 2005
Federal officials are investigating allegations of widespread misconduct by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an agency led by former Lawrence lawyer Scott J. Bloch.
Tornado death toll continues to climb
Body found as crews drain pond in ravaged mobile-home park
November 8, 2005
Crews began draining a pond next to a smashed mobile-home park in a search for bodies Monday after a twister ripped through Indiana and Kentucky and killed at least 22 people.
KU students wanting to teach biology consider leaving state
November 8, 2005
It’s still two years until his graduation day at Kansas University, but Mike Karlin already is eyeing the job market out of state.
The standards they’re voting on
November 8, 2005
The following was taken from the State Board of Education Science Standards that deal specifically with how biological evolution is taught in grades 8-12.
Federal lawsuit could follow board vote
November 8, 2005
For the past six weeks, the debate over evolution and intelligent design has played out in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today, Kansas gets the national spotlight back - and with it, the possibility of a federal lawsuit here.
Evolution showdown today
November 8, 2005
After months of debate, anger and confrontation, a 6-4 majority on the State Board of Education today is expected to embed criticism of evolution into school science standards.
Pump patrol
November 8, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.08 at the Presto 66 Convenience Store at 602 W. Ninth Street. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Developments promoting ‘destination walking’ touted
In step with new urbanism
November 8, 2005
Walking along a bike or recreational path is fine, but City Commissioner Sue Hack is betting a lot of people would rather walk a sidewalk leading to a nice store or restaurant.
Church group volunteers help distribute potatoes to the needy
November 8, 2005
Spuds and more spuds. Four years ago, Kansas East United Methodist Men President Larry Kline went to Nashville, Tenn., and got involved with a sweet potato drop.
Kansas’ Keith honored
Defensive end gets Big 12 award after victory over NU
November 8, 2005
A forgettable second-half play Saturday summed it up beautifully: As soon as the football was snapped, Kansas University defensive end Charlton Keith juked right, dashed inside and wrapped up running back Cory Ross at the line of scrimmage.
Keegan: Jayhawks will join poll soon
November 8, 2005
I’d borrow a line from Walter Brennan’s ‘60s TV character Will Sonnett and say I’m not the sort of man who likes to brag, but since I’m not the sort of man who likes to lie, I’m not going to claim I’m not the sort of man who likes to brag.
Caretakers found guilty of enslaving residents
Couple convicted on 30 counts in servitude case
November 8, 2005
The married owners of a group home for the mentally ill have been convicted of enslaving its residents, forcing them to work naked and perform sex acts, and illegally billing their families and the federal government for therapy.
Barnett taps Wagle as running mate
Senator will bring her conservative views to race for GOP gubernatorial nomination
November 8, 2005
Sen. Jim Barnett has picked Sen. Susan Wagle as his running mate in his bid to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee facing Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Journalist to speak about death penalty
November 8, 2005
Native Kansan and journalist Bill Kurtis will be the keynote speaker at the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty meeting on Friday.
Man leaves hospital after being hit by truck
November 8, 2005
A Lawrence man injured when he was dragged and run over by a pickup truck was released from a Kansas City area hospital over the weekend, the man’s father said.
Student forum to discuss sacred lands
November 8, 2005
Student groups from Haskell Indian Nations University and Kansas University will host a forum, “Respecting the Sacred: San Francisco Peaks and the Haskell/Baker Wetlands,” today at Haskell Auditorium.
Snow plows to make practice run today
November 8, 2005
City snow plows will be traveling Lawrence streets today.
Shaq, wife to add sixth child to family’s household
November 8, 2005
Shaquille O’Neal is apparently preparing to become a father for the sixth time.
Hollywood Christmas Parade executive stepping down
November 8, 2005
Ho ho ho and goodbye. Johnny Grant says this will be his last season as executive producer of the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Cellist returning to roots during tour in China
November 8, 2005
Yo-Yo Ma began what he called a root-searching tour with concerts in Taiwan and his father’s hometown in China and played J.S. Bach - one of the first composers the cellist learned to play.
Collins open to idea of reuniting band
November 8, 2005
Phil Collins says he’s open to the idea of a Genesis reunion.
Gonzo journalism’ founder’s memorial to be shown in film
November 8, 2005
Fans of Hunter S. Thompson will get an inside view of his elaborate memorial service in a film directed by Wayne Ewing.
Israeli parliament rejects Sharon appointments
November 8, 2005
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon failed to win parliamentary approval for his nomination of three new Cabinet ministers in a vote Monday, reflecting the deep divisions in the ruling Likud Party and raising the likelihood that the country could be headed for early elections.
Talk radio host faces charges in wife’s murder
November 8, 2005
A Missouri radio talk show host was arrested on murder charges Monday for allegedly poisoning his wife by spiking her Gatorade with a chemical found in antifreeze.
Crew used sonic weapon to ward off pirate attack
November 8, 2005
Pirates who attacked a cruise ship off the coast of Somalia grinned as they aimed grenade-launchers and machine guns at the deck and staterooms, some passengers said Monday, recounting the ordeal after safely docking.
Former Peruvian president arrested
November 8, 2005
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was arrested Monday on charges involving corruption and massacres at home as he tried to return to Peru to run for re-election after five years in exile in Japan.
Escaped inmate to return to Texas
Convicted murderer waives extradition
November 8, 2005
A condemned double-murderer who escaped from jail by walking out in street clothes and was captured three days later while drunk and talking on a pay phone in Louisiana waived his extradition hearing Monday and will be returned to Texas.
Curfews to be imposed as French rioting spreads
November 8, 2005
France will impose curfews under a state-of-emergency law and call up police reservists to stop rioting that has spread out of Paris’ suburbs and into nearly 300 cities and towns across the country, the prime minister said Monday, calling a return to order “our No. 1 responsibility.”
Buses, subways rolling again as strike ends
November 8, 2005
Subways, trolleys and buses started rolling again for the first time in a week Monday after city transit workers agreed to end a strike that forced more than 400,000 daily riders to find some other way to get around.
Woman pleads guilty in arsenic-poisoning death
November 8, 2005
A woman who was a scientist for a drug company admitted in court Monday that she conspired with her lover five years ago to fatally poison her husband, a pediatric AIDS researcher.
Seeking starters
Self says KU’s lineup far from settled
November 8, 2005
Bill Self kept it simple in choosing the starting lineups for Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog intrasquad basketball scrimmage Oct. 14 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Spacewalking crew installs new camera
November 8, 2005
Two spacewalkers installed a camera on the outside of the international space station Monday and tossed overboard a surplus data-collecting device, sending it spinning off into the void like a spiraling football.
Kansas to steal international spotlight
November 8, 2005
Kansas again will find itself at the center of international attention on the subject of evolution when the State Board of Education today votes on new science standards.
Electronic voting slated to hit polls
November 8, 2005
A new era of electronic voting is coming to a polling booth near you. When Douglas County voters go to the polls in the August 2006 primary election, they will use new electronic machines to cast their ballots. The main question now is what type of machines they will be.
Officials looking to rebuild Cosmosphere’s reputation
November 8, 2005
Now that the co-founder of one of the nation’s premier space museums has been convicted of fraud, theft and money laundering, the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is working to minimize the damage to its reputation caused by Max Ary’s case.
Students to meet former Congress members
November 8, 2005
Two former members of Congress will meet with Kansas University students to encourage careers in public service during a three-day visit in November to the Dole Institute of Politics.
Marine Corps birthday bash slated
November 8, 2005
About 100 former and current Marines are expected on Thursday to celebrate the 230th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Cutting-edge quartet
Kronos strikes contemporary chord with audience
November 8, 2005
The Kronos Quartet lived up to its artistic mission, “to present and promote contemporary music and expand the repertoire for string quartet,” during its Saturday concert at the Lied Center.
Teens rock out at Battle of the Bands
November 8, 2005
Free State High School’s sixth annual Battle of the Bands provided an opportunity for some of the most talented, quirky and high-energy high school bands in the area to showcase their talents.
On the record
November 8, 2005
 
Pentagon identifies troop rotation for Iraq
November 8, 2005
The Pentagon announced Monday that more than 92,000 troops will be in the next rotation of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said its exact size will not be decided until after the Dec. 15 election of a new Iraqi government.
4 Americans killed in bombings
November 8, 2005
A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad and killed four American soldiers Monday, the military said. The U.S. command also announced five soldiers from an elite unit were charged with kicking and punching Iraqi detainees.
Message of popular T-shirt causes alarm
November 8, 2005
One of the hottest-selling T-shirts around the country shows a simply drawn snowman with a menacing expression.
Space dreams
Students launch astronaut ambitions in KU programs
November 8, 2005
Throughout Ben Parrott’s childhood, he told adults he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. “They usually said, ‘Ah, that’s cute.’ They’d pinch you on the cheek and tell you to go for it,” he says.
Travelers facing pricey airfares
Lawrence agents: Costs climbing with few options
November 8, 2005
Booking a flight home for the holidays not only will cost you more this season, but seats also are filling up faster than usual, area travel experts say.
Ho-hum holidays
November 8, 2005
About one-third of consumers say they’ll spend less this holiday season, and a small portion even say they’ll resist putting up Christmas lights to save money, according to the latest Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index.
Ebel paces Kansas in rowing event
November 8, 2005
Jennifer Ebel placed fifth in the Championship Single category, and KU was second and fourth in the Open Eight division of the Head of the Hooch rowing competition, which concluded Sunday.
KU women’s lacrosse goes 3-0 at tourney
November 8, 2005
Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse club concluded its fall season with a 3-0 record Saturday, the first three-victory day in KU’s nine-season history.
Parallel issue?
November 8, 2005
To the editor: This week in Prescott, Ariz., a trial is under way to determine whether or not to uphold U.S. Forest Service approval of a ski area expansion in northern Arizona.
It all fits
November 8, 2005
To the editor: B.J. Ammel’s letter, which you published Nov. 2, gave me pause as I sincerely believed that I had written you the most daring letters of 2005 outlining my views on the slaughter of American young people in Iraq, the kids and their abortion views, and the manner in which to provide more education funds for the stat
Polls and prices
November 8, 2005
To the editor: What a relief! Gas prices are diving as fast as George W. Bush’s poll ratings! If public opinion stays critical of the president, does that mean we can depend on lower fuel costs this winter?
Bush tries to reverse poll slide
November 8, 2005
With the nomination of federal judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court and the decision by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald not to indict Karl Rove - at least for now - many of President Bush’s supporters believe that last week marked the beginning of his political recovery.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 8, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 8, 1905: “The World has received a circular asking that football at all levels be suspended for a year so rules changes can cut down on the violence and injuries.
Get to the truth
November 8, 2005
To the editor: This past Saturday Column deriding Democrats for not letting go of the notion of Bush misleading us into war, alleging we’re mean-spirited, sore losers who are guided by hate was way off the mark.
Honor questioned
November 8, 2005
To the editor: Sen. Pat Roberts has turned from representing Kansas to the nation and is, instead, representing the Bush administration and its practices to us.
No hidden motive
November 8, 2005
To the editor: The Drug Policy Forum of Kansas (DPFKS) proposed a city ordinance to ban marijuana and drug paraphernalia, not decriminalize marijuana.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 8, 2005
Disagreement about management practices and accusations of unfair treatment led to complaints by some Edgewood Homes residents against the Lawrence Housing Authority.
Consumer borrowing dips in September
November 8, 2005
Credit-card borrowing and other kinds of consumer debt declined for the first time in 10 months in September, reflecting in large part sagging auto sales.
Nonprofit leaders worth salaries
November 8, 2005
I attend what’s commonly called a megachurch. I love my large church even though with more than 7,000 members I often have to worship from an overflow room.
Former Wal-Mart VP guilty of wire fraud
November 8, 2005
A former Wal-Mart vice president pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of wire fraud, admitting that he manipulated invoices to embezzle money that was funneled to a senior executive.
H&R Block losing chief operating officer
November 8, 2005
Kansas City, Mo.-based H&R Block Inc., the nation’s largest income tax preparer, said Monday that Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Yabuki was stepping down to run data processing provider Fiserv Inc.
Yahoo, TiVo connect for Web, DVR work
November 8, 2005
Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. are teaming up to blend some of their services, a move that further blurs the lines between offices and living rooms, TVs and PCs.
In the halls: What would you bring aboard if you were an astronaut?
November 8, 2005
 
Best Bets
November 8, 2005
 
J-W Teen Board to meet today, discuss ideas
November 8, 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.
Lawrence students win writing awards
November 8, 2005
Several Lawrence students won Youth Writing and Artwork awards on Oct. 7 from the Kansas Authors Club.
Hero sought for teen with father serving in Iraq
November 8, 2005
Clinton, 13, is seeking a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program.
Prepare a holiday Italian dinner with Jayni Carey
November 8, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Holiday Dinner for Eight,” with Deb Clemente, owner of Stone Creek Restaurant. Clemente will prepare a holiday dinner for eight, then gives a tour of the restaurant.
Duke No. 1; Jayhawks, Heels left out
November 8, 2005
Duke is back at No. 1 in the Associated Press’ preseason college basketball poll, while defending champion North Carolina failed even to make the Top 25.
LHS football gets another shot at Olathe South
November 8, 2005
So far, Lawrence High’s trek through the Class 6A state football playoffs has been an exercise in dejà vu. The Lions hope, however, it won’t be dejà vu all over again.