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KU “Survivor” update: Idol to the rescue
November 10, 2005
“I’m going to go look for that immunity idol,” Jayhawk Danni Boatwright said, resorting to one of the few strategies she had left to avoid elimination. “I’m just praying maybe the Lord will lead me to it.”
Nolte signs letter of intent with Emporia State
November 10, 2005
Lawrence High volleyball standout Kayla Nolte signed a letter of intent with Emporia State on Thursday. Last year, Nolte helped lead the Lions to a state tournament berth.
Chat transcript with Paul Morrison, Democratic candidate for attorney general
November 10, 2005
Johnson County’s district attorney discusses challenging Phill Kline for the attorney general’s seat.
Temperatures to climb into the 60s
November 10, 2005
Temperatures falling into the 20s created frosty windshields this morning for many motorists who left their vehicles outside overnight. But Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist, says a warm-up will bring temperatures into the 60s this afternoon.
Sophomores sensational
Freshmen fine, but Kaun & Co. spark KU
November 10, 2005
The freshmen - especially Brandon Rush, who survived a case of “bubble guts” to record a double-double in his Kansas University basketball debut - performed well Wednesday night.
Third-grade instructor named Master Teacher
November 10, 2005
Gerry Bakaty, a third-grade teacher at Sunflower School, on Thursday was named 2005-06 Lawrence Master Teacher.
Men indicted in missile smuggling scheme
November 10, 2005
A federal grand jury indicted two men Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into the United States for use abroad. Such missiles are designed to bring down aircraft.
NRA sues to overturn newly passed gun ban
November 10, 2005
The National Rifle Assn. sued Wednesday to overturn an ordinance voters overwhelmingly approved a day earlier that bans handgun possession and sales of firearms in the city.
Mother’s conviction tossed in kids’ deaths
November 10, 2005
The state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that threw out Andrea Yates’ murder convictions for drowning her children in a bathtub in 2001.
New York Times reporter retires
November 10, 2005
Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who was first lionized, then vilified by her own newspaper for her role in the CIA leak case, has retired from the Times, the paper announced Wednesday.
Attorney: Teen should be tried as adult
Victims praised as heroes in school shooting
November 10, 2005
A 15-year-old accused of shooting an assistant principal to death and wounding two other administrators should be tried as an adult, the district attorney said Wednesday, adding that the victims performed heroically to keep the shootings from becoming even worse.
Taliban kill 7 police, kidnap 2 after ambush
November 10, 2005
Rebels killed seven police officers and abducted two after ambushing them on a road in southern Afghanistan, while two villagers were abducted and beheaded, officials said Thursday.
Thousand attend panda nuptials at zoo
November 10, 2005
Thousands of people in Thailand came to the wedding party Wednesday, but the nuptial bliss belonged to a pair of animals: the country’s only two resident giant pandas.
U.S. exchange student missing since Sunday
November 10, 2005
A 17-year-old American exchange student missing in Brazil was seen trying to hitchhike to the capital the day she disappeared, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.
Terrorist commits suicide
November 10, 2005
One of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terrorists blew himself up Wednesday to escape capture when an elite security unit attacked his hideout, Indonesia’s president said. Two other suspected militants were thought killed in the blast.
Blair loses crucial anti-terror vote
November 10, 2005
In a political blow to Prime Minister Tony Blair, British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected tough anti-terrorism legislation that would have allowed suspects to be detained for 90 days without charge.
Suicide attackers strike Jordanian hotels, kill 57
November 10, 2005
Suicide bombers carried out nearly simultaneous attacks on three U.S.-based hotels in the Jordanian capital Wednesday night, killing at least 57 people and wounding 115 in what appeared to be an al-Qaida assault on an Arab kingdom with close ties to the United States.
Iraqi denies delivering false information
November 10, 2005
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi on Wednesday denied that he deliberately fed the United States faulty intelligence to strengthen the case for invading Iraq, calling such accusations “an urban myth.”
Saddam’s attorneys refuse to return without security
November 10, 2005
The defense team in Saddam Hussein’s trial said Wednesday it will not show up for the next session Nov. 28 unless the court accepts its demands for “neutral international intervention” to guarantee security.
Campaign materials popular to collect
November 10, 2005
Presidential campaign materials and memorabilia are popular with collectors, especially in November - even when it’s an off-year for national elections. It is an easy hobby to start. Collect the pins, banners, posters and even the cups, scarves and jewelry that represent the candidates.
Baker University’s Jazz Ensemble to perform
November 10, 2005
Baker University’s Jazz Ensemble will team up with New York recording artist Eric Person and his band, Meta-Four, to open the university’s eighth annual jazz festival Nov. 17.
Kansas City Voices announces reading
November 10, 2005
Readings from the 2005 Kansas City Voices magazine are planned Tuesday in downtown Lawrence.
Master printmaker to visit KU
November 10, 2005
Printmaker Teresa Mucha James, founder of Chicago-based White Wings Press, will speak at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art as part of the art department’s Visiting Artist Series.
Intrepid vets leave no stone unturned
November 10, 2005
Steve Irwin, Australia’s loudest animal lover, hosts a new six-part series “New Breed Vets” (9 p.m., Animal Planet). The show focuses on doctors in zoos, veterinary hospitals and in the wild - from South Africa to Chicago - who use new technology to treat fish, fowl and four-pawed friends.
N.Y. artist takes on Lawrence
KU basketball wins big in Wall Street
November 10, 2005
If you looked closely at an illustration that ran on page C1 of last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, you could see one of the cartoon-like characters was wearing blue basketball garb with the letters “KU” on the back. The drawing illustrated a credit card story.
Dollar gains on euro
November 10, 2005
The dollar rose against the euro Wednesday as concerns about unrest in France and the lack of a new government in Germany kept the European common currency near two-year lows against the dollar.
Amtrak fires boss
November 10, 2005
Amtrak’s board of directors on Wednesday fired President David Gunn, saying the debt-laden rail carrier needs “a leader with vision and experience.”
Tissue prices rising
November 10, 2005
Citing increases in costs for raw materials and energy, Kimberly Clark said Wednesday it was raising wholesale prices in the United States for its consumer tissue products.
Kansas energy adviser defends industry’s profits
November 10, 2005
While many Kansas drivers might be unforgiving to the oil industry executives who defended their profits before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Lee Allison was more sympathetic.
Our town sports
November 10, 2005
Kansas volleyball rallies past Oklahoma
November 10, 2005
Baldwin product Emily Brown had 22 kills, helping Kansas University’s volleyball squad rally for a 3-1 victory Wednesday over Oklahoma. The Jayhawks improved to 14-11 overall and 6-10 in the Big 12 Conference.
Jayhawks land six recruits
November 10, 2005
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson again has had success on the recruiting trail.
Seniors know thrill of state championships
November 10, 2005
Like other seniors who have played Lawrence High football since the late 1990s, Nolan Kellerman is flying blind this time of year.
CU vows change after negative audit
Report reveals Colorado’s fund-raising foundation made $700,000 in questionable expenditures
November 10, 2005
The University of Colorado’s fund-raising foundation paid more than $700,000 in questionable expenses, failed to adequately ensure that donations were spent where donors wanted and made poor choices in accepting some contributions, prompting CU officials to promise changes.
Holmes out for season
Chiefs put running back on injured reserve
November 10, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs running back Priest Holmes was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season because of a medical condition which first began showing up in training camp, the team said Wednesday.
Syracuse survives Cornell
November 10, 2005
If Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hopes to rely on the Orange’s perimeter game this season, he has a lot of work ahead.
West Virginia continues Big East surge
November 10, 2005
A pair of tough-to-catch freshmen is keeping No. 16 West Virginia out of everybody’s reach in the Big East.
Minorities still missing in college football
Black Coaches Assn. rankings applaud Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, UNLV, Western Michigan
November 10, 2005
The way Notre Dame went about replacing Tyrone Willingham had a greater affect on its minority hiring report card grade than its decision to fire the school’s first black football coach.
Commentary: Angry Young bodes poorly for Jayhawks
November 10, 2005
Look out, Kansas University. Vince Young is mad.
Tiger reunites with buddies
November 10, 2005
If you ask Tyrone Shephard, he’ll tell you this was never where he was supposed to end up.
Jayhawks sign pair of preps
Chicago standout Collins, Morningstar join KU ranks
November 10, 2005
It’s probably too early to tell if Chicago has become a new hotbed for Kansas University men’s basketball recruiting.
Sumac leaves give garden a jolt of red
November 10, 2005
The mere word “sumac” can cause fear. Nongardeners put “poison” before the word, and their skins begins to creep and itch.
Seize the (warm) day for late garden tending
November 10, 2005
The calendar shows it’s November, but the weather is more like May. With this in mind, there is still time to complete several tasks in the garden. Before the winter chill sets in and we are locked indoors for the next five months, take time to put the finishing touches on the lawn and garden in preparation for winter.
Nature’s sirens: Flowers’ survival depends on shapely figure
November 10, 2005
Often when we gaze at a garden, the aspects we admire most are the colors and textures of the plants. But what about the shapes of the flowers themselves?
Identity war
Buffalo Soldiers’ play confronts the struggles of families with mixed heritage
November 10, 2005
“I’m a large man. There’s no way I can hide,” says playwright William Yellow Robe. “When you’re in a classroom and you’re dark and 18 other class members are all white, there’s no way you can hide.”
Pair of Lions signs with KU
Wilson joins golf team; Heere inks for baseball
November 10, 2005
It took quite a bit for Sydney Wilson finally to realize that it all really was happening.
Keegan: ‘Bye, J.R.; Hello, Brandon
November 10, 2005
The worst recent thing to happen to the Kansas University basketball program off the court turned out to be the best thing on it. No J.R. Giddens Moon Bar incident means no Brandon Rush at KU.
Inmate’s escape goes unnoticed for 3 days
November 10, 2005
A western Kansas sheriff is reviewing procedures after it took jailers three days to discover that an inmate had escaped from jail over the weekend.
Kline challenger to chat online today
November 10, 2005
Paul Morrison, the Johnson County district attorney who recently switched party affiliation from Republican to Democrat to run for Kansas attorney general, will take part in an online chat today on the Journal-World’s Web site.https://admin.6newslawrence.com/news/stories/add/#
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 10, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 10, 1905: “There is great anticipation about the university-Washburn football game tomorrow in Topeka. KU has one loss, Washburn is unbeaten and tickets may be hard to obtain.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 10, 2005
An estimated 400 attended a local rally to generate aid for the war-affected people in Vietnam. Anti-war sentiment seemed to be growing across the nation, particularly in college communities.
Rape case dismissed at victim’s request
November 10, 2005
The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office dismissed rape charges against a former Lawrence man accused of raping another man last year.
Muslim Assn. to raise shelter funds
November 10, 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 Tuesday.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 10, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.06 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa, and Presto 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Insider offers views on Hollywood, Washington
November 10, 2005
Wichita native Dan Glickman moved from political office to the movie industry. As president of the Motion Picture Association of America, he doesn’t plan on turning back.
A.G. sues towing company
TransMasters’ high costs called violations of Consumer Protection Act
November 10, 2005
One woman was told she’d have to pay a towing company $425 to get her car back. The amount grew to $570, then $650, then $1,000, then $1,500.
Discharge in river traced to chemical plant
November 10, 2005
A milky discharge in the Kansas River attracted the attention of an environmental group this week and ultimately led to an investigation by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Heritage area effort to get hearing in D.C.
November 10, 2005
Judy Billings is going to Washington this week looking for $10 million in federal assistance to promote and preserve history in Lawrence, Douglas County and another 37 counties of eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
Pa. school board vote may be echoed here
November 10, 2005
On the same day the Kansas State Board of Education approved new science standards criticizing evolution, voters in Dover, Pa., swept out eight conservative school board members who had mandated the teaching of intelligent design there.
Voucher plan gets poor marks
Critics say move toward private, charter schools not necessary with state’s improved performance
November 10, 2005
After having roughed up evolution, the 6-4 majority on the State Board of Education on Wednesday considered recommending that taxpayers pay for students to go to private schools.
Sewer plant may be needed sooner
Current treatment plant very near capacity
November 10, 2005
Regardless of what happens with the city’s sewer system in the northwest area, commissioners now believe plans for a $76-million sewage treatment plant scheduled for completion in 2011 may need to be accelerated.
City faces growth woes
Commission still digging for solutions
November 10, 2005
City commissioners Wednesday expressed optimism that several proposed building projects in the northwest area could proceed once the first phase of a sewer study is completed next month.
Tenure clock could pause for maternity leave
University Council to review policy that could help balance home, work for faculty
November 10, 2005
For university professors, having children while building a career is a big challenge.
Correction
November 10, 2005
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Hopson was a 1989 graduate of Eudora High School and spent one year serving in Iraq. An article Sunday misidentified his rank.
On the record
November 10, 2005
Commodities
November 10, 2005
India offers lesson on learning
November 10, 2005
When students returned to St. Andrew the Apostle Elementary School in Algiers, just across the Mississippi from New Orleans, the staff had to open up the cafeteria despite the lack of a working refrigerator. The principal told the students not to worry, they’d somehow find them food to eat. “This is a family,” Sybil Skansi told a CBS/AP reporter. “This is a place you can call home now.”
Aid to Pakistan will pay off
November 10, 2005
When the tsunami swallowed huge swaths of Asia earlier this year, the United Nations appealed for $1 billion in emergency aid. The appeal reached 80 percent of its goal in 10 days. Governments, and ordinary citizens all around the world, dug deep to help.
Fair play
November 10, 2005
To the editor: I applaud the letter “Level the field,” in last Thursday’s paper written by Eric Schmidt. He is absolutely correct.
Not reassuring
November 10, 2005
The recent city response to the sanitary sewer problems is far from reassuring.
Evolution bias
November 10, 2005
To the editor: Where did the matter, energy and laws of the universe come from before the great bang?
Separation lost
November 10, 2005
To the editor: The school board has their wish.
Study: TV has a lot of sex
November 10, 2005
The OC,” “Desperate Housewives” and other TV shows popular with teenagers generally have more sex than other programs, a study says.
Teen pleads not guilty in slaying
November 10, 2005
Nearly four weeks after his arrest, Scott Dyleski pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the killing of Pamela Vitale, a former high-tech executive and the wife of a well-known defense attorney.
Notebook
November 10, 2005
Kansas University sophomore Darnell Jackson did not suit up for the game.
No Child Left Behind sticking point nationwide
November 10, 2005
The homecoming game has been canceled and parents are running out of ways to keep cranky kids entertained because of a teacher strike in which a key sticking point is more than just a local issue: the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Probe launched toward Venus successfully
November 10, 2005
A European spacecraft left Earth orbit Wednesday on a five-month, 220 million-mile journey to Venus, an exploratory mission that could help spur a new space race.
Rioting losing steam as state of emergency takes effect
November 10, 2005
The French Riviera cities of Nice and Cannes, best known for glitz and film festivals that attract Hollywood stars, were among areas that imposed curfews for minors Wednesday even as rioting abated.
Marines offer mixed opinions on ‘Jarhead’
November 10, 2005
It is hard to imagine more attentive audiences for the opening weekend of “Jarhead” than the active-duty and retired Marines who flocked to the theater just outside Camp Pendleton, Calif., where the movie, adapted from ex-Marine Anthony Swofford’s book about the Persian Gulf War, was showing on three screens.
Nickelodeon schedules more ‘SpongeBob’
Animated sea creature to star in 20 more episodes
November 10, 2005
Pull up for another meal at the Krusty Krab.
Microsoft chair seeks more Internet services
November 10, 2005
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates wants his managers to “act quickly and decisively” to offer more Internet-based software and services so the computer giant can beat its competition.
529 plans trigger need for research
November 10, 2005
NASD announced recently that it had ordered Minneapolis-based Ameriprise Financial, formerly American Express Financial Advisors, to pay a fine of $500,000 for failing to adequately supervise the firm’s sales of Section 529 college savings plans.
Firebirds honored
November 10, 2005
Free State High boys soccer coach Jason Pendleton was named the coach of the year as part of the 6A All Central-Kansas Regional Team. Free State senior defenders Aaron Ideus and John Sneegas and senior midfielder K.J. Siebert also were named to the team, while Alex Clayton, Greg Glatz and Brian Hatesohl were honorable mention.
Celtics rally from 18 points down
Davis hits game-winner; Pierce nets 29
November 10, 2005
For the second time in a row in Boston, Ricky Davis hit the game-winning shot in the closing seconds to beat Memphis.
A future to flip for
Edwards team hopes to turn things around for Roush Racing
November 10, 2005
Carl Edwards reacted with mock outrage Sunday when Jack Roush suggested that little short of divine intervention would allow one of his five teams to win this year’s Nextel Cup.
KU receivers expect challenge from UT
November 10, 2005
You can’t coach speed, and in the dog-eat-dog battle that is receiver-versus-defensive back, it’s pretty hard to combat speed, too.
Victim’s father doesn’t want to be ‘pawn’ in AG race
November 10, 2005
The father of a young woman slain in this Kansas City suburb three years ago says he doesn’t want her case involved in next year’s race for attorney general.
County OKs school consolidation
November 10, 2005
Faced with declining enrollment, voters in two of Jewell County’s three school districts voted to merge in Tuesday’s elections.
Devastated Gulf slow to heal
Douglas County residents lend a hand, help shoulder the burden
November 10, 2005
When Karin Feltman’s friends ask about the three weeks she spent tending victims of Hurricane Katrina, they often assume conditions aren’t as disastrous now as they were 10 weeks ago when the storm hit.
Tasty event
November 10, 2005
To the editor: Just want to thank the Lawrence Jewish Community Center for yet another outstanding Blintz Brunch.
Would weekend voting boost turnout?
November 10, 2005
If Andrew Young has his way, never again will we have a Tuesday election. The former mayor of Atlanta and ambassador to the United Nations wants to switch the nation’s voting to the weekend.
Just in case
Preserving a paper backup seems like a prudent policy as the county moves to electronic voting machines.
November 10, 2005
It certainly isn’t too soon to be talking about what kind of electronic voting machines will be put into service in Douglas County for the August 2006 primary election.
Horoscopes
November 10, 2005
For Thursday, Nov. 10
Brownback leads push to ban gay marriage
November 10, 2005
A conservative push to ban gay marriage through a constitutional amendment gained renewed momentum Wednesday after a Senate panel led by Kansas Republican Sam Brownback narrowly approved the measure.
Attacker in 1994 bombing identified
November 10, 2005
The bomber who detonated a van packed with explosives outside a Jewish community center in 1994, killing 85 people in Argentina’s worst terrorist attack, has been identified as a Hezbollah militant, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Union leader wins Israel’s Labor Party vote
November 10, 2005
A fiery union leader won a stunning victory over Shimon Peres in the leadership contest for Israel’s Labor Party, officials said today, dealing a blow to the elder statesman that could endanger the country’s shaky governing coalition.
Organ recital to feature classical music
November 10, 2005
Members of the Topeka Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will have a recital featuring music by Vivaldi, Bach and other famed composers.
People in the news
November 10, 2005
¢ Grand jury to hear drunken driving charge ¢ Hilton subpoenaed as witness in criminal case ¢ Jackson likely won’t return to live in United States ¢ Osbourne to miss Spike TV’s Video Game Awards ¢ McMillan confronts gay ex-husband on TV
Oil profits ‘suspicious’
Senators question executives about soaring prices
November 10, 2005
The chiefs of five major oil companies defended the industry’s huge profits Wednesday at a Senate hearing where they were exhorted to explain prices and assure customers they’re not being gouged.
Parents drop back into school
Adults sharpen skills to set examples for their children
November 10, 2005
On a recent afternoon, a group of seven students sat around desks inside East Heights Early Childhood Family Center, reading Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars” out loud.
KU announces library dean search committee
November 10, 2005
Kansas University on Wednesday announced the 17 members of the search committee for a new dean of libraries, with some faculty expressing concerns about the committee’s makeup.
Lawrence datebook
November 10, 2005