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Clear, sunny day expected
November 13, 2005
A mild weekend contines today with a high of 60 expected this afternoon under clear, sunny skies.
Soldier fights many battles in ‘Army of One’
November 13, 2005
It’s both fitting and ominous that “An Army of One,” a new play by Kansas University graduate Zacory Boatright, will premiere Monday just weeks after the U.S. military death toll in Iraq reached 2,000 and three days after Veterans Day.
Putting Beauty in the Beast
Ambitious costumer stitches imagination with skill to outfit cast of beloved tale
November 13, 2005
In the beloved Disney film “Beauty and the Beast,” characters transform magically into clocks, wardrobes and teapots.
Automatic berth eludes KU runners
November 13, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed third of 11 teams, narrowly missing an automatic berth into the NCAA championship meet a week from Monday in Terre Haute, Ind.
Streak busters
KU sweeps Texas Tech to end home skid
November 13, 2005
For the third straight match, Emily Brown and the Kansas University volleyball team had something to smile about.
Ray Lamar, doughnut king of the Midwest, dies at 89
LaMar’s Donuts franchises open in seven states
November 13, 2005
Ray Lamar, who opened a doughnut shop 45 years ago in a converted downtown gas station and whose name became synonymous with the delectable O-shaped treats, died Thursday at his home in Prairie Village, Kan. He was 89.
Carter rails Bush administration in book tour stop
November 13, 2005
Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the direction of the country and sharply criticized the Bush administration in a book tour stop here.
Waterfowl bypass dry Cheyenne Bottoms
November 13, 2005
Migrating birds are bypassing the wetlands of Cheyenne Bottoms this year.
Fort Riley officer up for court martial
November 13, 2005
On a starlit patrol of insurgent-thick Sadr City, GIs could see men dropping what looked to be homemade bombs along the Baghdad roadside.
On the record
November 13, 2005
Lawrence datebook
November 13, 2005
Notebook
November 13, 2005
Texas quarterback Vince Young passed for 281 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, playing just the first half and one series in the second.
From the other side: UT seniors add to legacy
November 13, 2005
They joked with one another about not crying. If nothing else, they were going to make sure someone else cried first.
Robinson settling in
KU guard has 11 assists from new position
November 13, 2005
Russell Robinson, who has moved from point guard to shooting guard this season, nearly recorded an all-time high in assists during Kansas University’s men’s basketball exhibition opener against Fort Hays State.
Kansas women expect test in exhibition finale
November 13, 2005
They call them exhibition games, and they’re usually little more than glorified basketball practices.
Keegan: Texas made KU look bad
November 13, 2005
I never claimed to be in tune with the unique customs of Texas. Even so, isn’t burnt orange just a wee bit too cheerful a color to wear to an execution, especially in a state that has no shortage of experience in that area?
Hooked & cooked
Longhorns make short work of Jayhawks
November 13, 2005
Soak this sucker in: With 4:13 left in the second quarter - the second quarter! - scores of fans packed their belongings and filed out of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Sale of BTK home stalled indefinitely
November 13, 2005
The sale of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader’s home has been delayed until the courts determine whether the proceeds can be seized to pay for his criminal defense and awards in civil cases.
Topeka man, 24, dies while chopping wood
November 13, 2005
A 24-year-old Topeka man died in an accident after 10 a.m. Saturday when a branch or tree fell on him in northwestern Douglas County.
Scholarship established for journalism students
November 13, 2005
John P. Kaiser, a retired journalist and marketing executive who grew up in Ottawa, has established a scholarship fund for Kansas University journalism students.
Lawrence commuter report
November 13, 2005
The following construction projects may affect commuter traffic in the region this week.
Alcohol policy nearly in place
November 13, 2005
By month’s end, Lawrence school leaders expect to adopt policies for dealing with students who use alcohol before or during school-sponsored dances.
Abortion’s high profile in court choice debated
November 13, 2005
Abortion was the first question out of the box at John Roberts’ Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Hand-wringing over the same issue was rife during Harriet Miers’ short-lived nomination to the court.
Tonganoxie woman found slain at Bonner Springs store
November 13, 2005
The manager of Dollar General in Bonner Springs was found dead at the store Saturday morning in a scene police described as “gruesome.”
Internationally renowned Kansan on quest for earth-friendly crop
Prairie pioneer leading revolution
November 13, 2005
On a blanket of prairie in central Kansas, Wes Jackson and a team of scientists are toiling in the soil on a mission to transform agriculture.
Colorado deer bust
Three Arkansas men fined over $20,000
November 13, 2005
Three men from Arkansas who illegally killed two deer in late October in southwest Colorado have paid more than $20,000 in fines.
Gizmo great for weather
November 13, 2005
Anyone who ever has been caught in a storm on a lake or out hiking knows how frustrating and dangerous it can be when you’re caught off guard by the weather.
Prairie chicken season on tap
November 13, 2005
In previous years, all but the southwest portion of Kansas has opened for prairie chicken hunting on the first Saturday in November. This year, however, prairie chicken season will open statewide on the third Saturday in November, the 19th.
German police clash with neo-Nazis at cemetery
November 13, 2005
Some 2,000 neo-Nazis clashed with police on Saturday outside Germany’s largest World War II soldiers cemetery, where the extremists had hoped to stage a demonstration in honor of the Nazi soldiers.
Clinton mourns Rabin at rally 10 years after assassination
November 13, 2005
Bill Clinton returned to Israel on Saturday to mourn his slain partner in peace, Yitzhak Rabin, and to try to help heal one of his greatest heartbreaks - the fragile truce between Israelis and Palestinians that died with Rabin’s assassination 10 years ago.
Cougar threat
November 13, 2005
To the editor: In light of the recent heightened cougar activity in Omaha, Neb., the discovery Sunday of a 115-pound male cougar hit by a car on I-80 on the outskirts of Omaha and the continuing failure of Kansas to seriously study the resurgence of cougars in the plains, I hope we will be responsible and make smart decisions for ourselves and our families.
Paper is better
November 13, 2005
To the editor: We should be very cautious about joining the rush to use electronic voting.
Torture issue clouds anti-terror mission
November 13, 2005
The blunders and alleged misdeeds committed by senior officials in the Bush administration are taking a terrible toll on this presidency and this capital. If you could magically wipe away the problems named Katrina, Harriet Miers, Scooter Libby, etc., this White House would still be in serious trouble with American and global opinion.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 13, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 13, 1905: “There is good feeling about the new library building and the fact so many are using it to educate themselves.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 13, 2005
The Kansas football team had gone to Colorado in hopes of improving on its 2-6 record. The only KU victories had been over Kansas State and Oklahoma State.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 13, 2005
Indian Summer was about to bow out here and a winter snap appeared to be on the way with lows around 30 degrees.
More voters are seeking political center
November 13, 2005
In Congress and in constituencies across the country, last week demonstrated a powerful and welcome trend: After a long eclipse, the people in the political center, the moderates, have regained their voice and are reasserting themselves.
Fair teaches emergency preparedness
November 13, 2005
Emergency preparedness took on new meaning this year nationally because of the devastation from the Gulf of Mexico hurricanes, and locally because of a deadly apartment building fire.
Regents seeking increased funding
Officials also will oppose Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
November 13, 2005
Higher education officials will seek increased funding, some nuts and bolts administrative changes, and oppose the so-called Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the 2006 legislative session starts in January.
Library expansion ideas become clearer
Consultants conclude a new location may be necessary to meet future needs
November 13, 2005
After a few years of brainstorming and studies, a clearer vision of what a new or expanded Lawrence Public Library might look like is finally taking shape.
Volunteers needed for disaster relief efforts
November 13, 2005
The Leo Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, is looking for volunteers for a week of disaster relief work in New Orleans.
Girlcott’ shows political poles can find common ground
November 13, 2005
A remarkable story unfolded in this community this month, with implications far deeper than even the brave principals in the event realized. It was the successful “girlcott” of offensive Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts mounted by a group of young women who showed more character, more intelligence and ultimately more ingenuity than the apparel manufacturer.
Video: Designing “Beauty and the Beast,” part two
November 13, 2005
Annette Cook, who is designing and creating the costumes for Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” shows off the outfits that the actors will wear in the show.
Video: Designing “Beauty and the Beast,” part one
November 13, 2005
Annette Cook, who is designing and creating the costumes for Lawrence Community Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” describes how she creates the elaborate costumes.
California eyes mountain tunnel in earthquake-prone region
November 13, 2005
Traffic is so bad along the eastern rim of Los Angeles’ suburban ring that regional planners are considering the once unthinkable - an 11-mile tunnel through a mountain range in earthquake country.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 13, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.03 at Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa streets, and Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Best sellers
November 13, 2005
What are you reading?
November 13, 2005
Baja kayakers get adventure - and catered meals
Tours offer ‘camping plus’ some refined amenities
November 13, 2005
Across the channel, the setting sun turned the sharp, desert mountains of the Baja Peninsula a dusty red as they plunged into the placid blue and turquoise waters of the Gulf of California.
Whooping cough still a threat
November 13, 2005
Meghan van Aarde’s recent coughing fits kept her awake at night, left her gasping for breath and even interrupted her classes at California’s Whittier Law School.
Call it quits: The Great American Smokeout starts Thursday
November 13, 2005
It’s just that easy - and just that difficult. Both my parents smoked Kents for years but stopped while I was still a kid. My psychologist-father subsequently devised a smoking-prevention program that involved trapping the kids in the back seat of his Ford Falcon while he puffed on an ultra-stinky cigar. Opening the window wasn’t an option, because it happened to be 20 degrees below zero.
Prison Break
Joliet Correctional Center serves as perfect setting
November 13, 2005
When Wentworth Miller needs inspiration for his character on Fox’s “Prison Break,” he just takes a look at the fortresslike limestone walls surrounding him.
CD recollects soulful sounds of Isaac Hayes
November 13, 2005
It’s a difficult image to conjure: Isaac Hayes struggling to overcome a nasty case of stage fright.
Beware of bank mergers
November 13, 2005
Bank mergers are scarcely a new experience for American consumers. Since the 1980s, banks have been bought, sold and swallowed at a dizzying rate.
Casinos ready to bet on wireless gambling
Las Vegas considering hand-held devices
November 13, 2005
As they lounged poolside reading under a 50-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel & Casino here, the last thing Alice and Jerry Long wanted to do was gamble.
Check coverage before traveling
November 13, 2005
Finding airline tickets and hotels, packing all you’ll need and getting a good currency-exchange rate are just a few of the items on your checklist when planning a trip.
Douglas County Bank promotes trust official
November 13, 2005
Douglas County Bank is showing confidence in the man who has been running its trust business for more than two decades.
Designer hooks into folksy CEO art
November 13, 2005
OK, so you’re more likely to see a latch-hook rug hanging over somebody’s kitchen table than in a corner office. But a Brooklyn graphic designer has brought the medium into the boardroom.
Food marketers target shoppers with chronic health conditions
November 13, 2005
Overweight? Diabetic? Cholesterol out of control? Have we got a deal on a meal for you!
Area residents find ways to save
November 13, 2005
Greg Andrews works on his own. Maley Wilkins saves and seeks advice. Bobby Steinle supplements his pension.
New drug program bewilders, frustrates
November 13, 2005
Kevin Costello stood before a small, mostly elderly group at the El-Shaddai Baptist Church in Philadelphia like a coach preparing for the big game.
Calendar
November 13, 2005
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., offers activities during the week for residents 55 and older.
Divining the unmarked graves
Practice called dowsing used to find 250 burial sites
November 13, 2005
Since 1990, Lee Modrow has combed Lincoln Cemetery and, using divining rods, claims to have found 250 unmarked graves. Another 200 remain.
LSU bounces ‘Bama in OT
November 13, 2005
With an immovable defense and one big play by JaMarcus Russell and Dwayne Bowe, No. 5 LSU bounced Alabama from the national-title picture and asserted itself as a dark horse.
Spurrier, SC solve Gators
November 13, 2005
Steve Spurrier had spent nearly a year downplaying his first meeting with Florida and what it might mean to beat his alma mater. Turns out, it feels pretty good for the Gamecocks’ head football coach.
Smith, Mizzou bowl-bound
November 13, 2005
Missouri’s once-commanding 24-point lead had been whittled to eight when coach Gary Pinkel took a risk and put the game in Brad Smith’s hands.
Tech’s offense finally stymied
November 13, 2005
Two weeks ago, Oklahoma State took a 19-point lead against No. 2 Texas, only to see the Longhorns score 38 straight and win in a rout.
Unsurprisingly, W. Virginia wins
November 13, 2005
The days are over for West Virginia catching an opponent by surprise. That showed in the 14th-ranked Mountaineers’ first game since last season’s improbable run that ended one victory shy of the Final Four.
Oklahoma survives A&M rally
November 13, 2005
With its offense sputtering and Texas A&M closing in, Oklahoma turned to its workhorse tailback to provide a spark.
Cyclones notch windy win
Iowa State uses Colorado turnovers in 30-16 victory
November 13, 2005
The only thing stronger than the wind howling through Jack Trice Stadium was Iowa State’s defense in the second half.
Falcons’ Dunn sees room to improve
November 13, 2005
Eight games into what could become the best season of his nine-year career, Atlanta’s Warrick Dunn still sees plenty of room for improvement for himself and the NFL’s top rushing attack.
No Priest? No problem, at least so far
Bills took note of Johnson’s game-winning touchdown for Chiefs
November 13, 2005
All the Buffalo Bills need to do to learn what the run-happy Kansas City Chiefs are like without Priest Holmes is look at last weekend.
Strong start boosts Bulls
Hinrich nets 19 points, 11 assists in 103-98 victory
November 13, 2005
Kirk Hinrich helped the Chicago Bulls get off to a strong start, and the reserves helped them hold on.
Brown’s homecoming unlucky so far
November 13, 2005
Larry Brown’s arms flapped at once, his right signaling to point guard Stephon Marbury and the left pointing a big man to his spot. It’s amazing he didn’t throw both hands up in frustration instead.
Louisville’s Padgett injures knee
Ex-Jayhawk could be lost to Cardinals for six weeks
November 13, 2005
Louisville sophomore center David Padgett injured his left knee in an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday and could be out for up to six weeks.
LHS alumnus to perform in opera
November 13, 2005
Gabe Lewis-O’Connor, a graduate of Lawrence High School, will be performing as Figaro in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” on Thursday and Saturday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
U.N. launches campaign to immunize children
November 13, 2005
Health authorities Saturday launched a two-week campaign to immunize 800,000 children in divided Kashmir to prevent infectious disease from thriving in the crowded and sometimes squalid tent camps for earthquake survivors.
Nuclear deal involving Russia ruled out
November 13, 2005
The head of Iran’s nuclear agency ruled out a compromise proposal to enrich uranium for his country’s controversial nuclear program in Russia, saying Saturday the process must be done in Iran.
Web sites differ over death of Saddam deputy
November 13, 2005
Conflicting claims emerged Saturday over the reported death of Saddam Hussein’s chief lieutenant - believed by the United States to have played the key role in organizing the insurgency and the highest-ranking fugitive at large from the former regime.
Official recounts bombers’ plan
November 13, 2005
The four-person team of Iraqis who committed last week’s coordinated hotel bombings crossed the border days earlier with ready-made suicide belts, a Jordanian official said Saturday.
Iron Lady’ poised for tough job
Female presidential candidate leading
November 13, 2005
Liberia’s 19th president was overthrown and assassinated. His successor was executed by guerrillas who first cut off his ears. No. 21 won office after igniting a civil war but fled into exile amid a rebel assault on the capital.
Assistant principal killed in shooting honored
November 13, 2005
Teachers lined the streets of Lafollette, a mountain community, Saturday to honor an assistant principal who was killed as administrators tried to wrestle a gun away from a student.
Boeing to pay $72.5M in discrimination suit
November 13, 2005
Thousands of female employees involved in a gender discrimination lawsuit against Boeing Co. will be sharing in a $72.5 million settlement in the next few weeks.
Yates’ attorney says she wants to avoid retrial
November 13, 2005
Andrea Yates, 41, the Houston mother accused of drowning her five young children in the family bathtub in 2001, doesn’t want to face another trial if it can be avoided, her attorney said Saturday after visiting her in prison.
People in the news
November 13, 2005
¢ Chan makes surprise visit for Olympic mascot unveiling ¢ Colonial Williamsburg embraces ‘New World’ ¢ Actor to serve as spokesman for disabled veterans group ¢ Fans most want pictures taken with Pitt, Jolie ¢ Judge clears way for lawsuit against Gene Simmons
Kansas City Singers announce showtimes
November 13, 2005
The Kansas City Singers will present “Classical Aperitifs” Friday through Nov. 20 at Liberty Memorial Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The show is filled with stories and popular arrangements of famous classical tunes.
Tornadoes have Iowa running for cover
Big 12 stadium evacuated
November 13, 2005
Tornadoes swept across central Iowa on Saturday, damaging homes in several towns, ripping up farms, and chasing Big 12 college football fans from an open stadium and into a nearby basketball arena for shelter.
Feathered reptile fossil stirs evolution debate
November 13, 2005
A new find in a remote part of southwestern Asia - bankrolled by Kansas dinosaur hunters - is adding fuel to a controversy sparked by a Kansas University paleontologist.
How they scored
November 13, 2005
War stories: Father’s military service inspires ‘Ordinary Heroes’
November 13, 2005
Author Scott Turow’s father served as a field surgeon in a medical unit during World War II, but his stories about that experience stopped flowing before his son reached his teen years.
Bush dealt another blow during Mideast summit
No deal reached in meeting over democracy
November 13, 2005
A U.S.-backed summit meant to promote political freedom and economic change in the Middle East ended Saturday without agreement, a blow to President Bush’s goals for the troubled region.
Gays struggle serving church that considers them ‘disordered’
November 13, 2005
The Rev. Fred Daley, a gay, Roman Catholic priest, had grown increasingly disturbed by Vatican pronouncements over the years that homosexuals were unfit for the clergy.
KU rowing team closes fall season with victory
November 13, 2005
The Kansas University rowing team closed out its fall season by winning the 10th annual Sunflower Showdown with Kansas State, 14-10, Saturday.
Security tightened at landmarks in France; clashes erupt in Lyon
November 13, 2005
Gendarmes mingled with shoppers and tourists on Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees Saturday, stopping some passers-by to check IDs, as riot police stood by on the capital’s grandest avenue.
School elections do matter
November 13, 2005
Events Tuesday from Dover, Pa., to Topeka, Kan., make one thing clear: Everyone should follow local school board elections - and vote.
Horoscopes
November 13, 2005
For Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005
Children’s books explore Native cultures
November 13, 2005
For pre- and early teens, these three books are a way to discover how important heritage is to American Indians.
Bankruptcies
November 13, 2005
Through Friday, no Douglas County residents or businesses had filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, since new federal bankruptcy rules took effect Oct. 17, according to court records.
Win Ben Stein’s advice
Humorist turns serious when it comes to savings
November 13, 2005
Why is it so devilishly difficult to save for retirement? Humorist Ben Stein - who’s an economist by training - thinks he has the answer.
Young QB lifts NU past K-State
November 13, 2005
Nebraska coach Bill Callahan asked freshman quarterback Harrison Beck last week what he would think if he was asked to burn his red shirt.
Pittsburg State trips UNK
November 13, 2005
Andy Majors ran for two scores and passed for one more, leading Pittsburg State to a 49-20 victory Saturday over Nebraska-Kearney in Division II playoff action.
Unproven receivers try to fill Owens’ shoes
November 13, 2005
Greg Lewis didn’t work on his dance moves. Reggie Brown hasn’t thought of any new routines. Billy McMullen isn’t the showboating type.
7th Heaven’ ending its 10-year run
November 13, 2005
The Camden family is passing into TV history, with the WB network announcing Friday that “7th Heaven” will end after 10 seasons.
Young ‘impressive’
Motivated Texas QB burns Kansas
November 13, 2005
The week started with Texas junior quarterback Vince Young blasting Mark Mangino with words, and it ended with him blistering Mangino’s team with passes.
HINU men can’t keep up with McPherson, 89-68
November 13, 2005
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team fell behind early and never recovered, suffering an 89-68 setback to McPherson on Saturday.
Haskell women make it two straight at tourney
November 13, 2005
Samantha Pete scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half as Haskell Indian Nations University chalked up a 79-66 women’s basketball victory over Rose State College on Saturday at the Rhema Bible Classic.
KU turns focus to make-or-break finale
November 13, 2005
As expected, it’s down to one game.
Commentary: South Texas quail haven’t prevailed by being stupid
November 13, 2005
Bill Glendening calls his 2-year-old male pointer Diesel. The dog is so named, says Glendening, because Diesel can run all day.
Annan pushes for reconciliation; car bomb kills eight at market
November 13, 2005
U.N. chief Kofi Annan called Saturday for national reconciliation in Iraq during a surprise visit, arriving just as a car bomb exploded near a street market in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad and killed eight weekend shoppers.
Education rifts
Local school districts and their science teachers may pay little attention to the action that has brought worldwide attention to Kansas.
November 13, 2005
The Kansas Board of Education and its actions concerning science standards once again have brought attention - what many people consider unwanted attention - on the state of Kansas and its schools.
The Motley Fool
November 13, 2005
¢ Name that company ¢ Last week’s question and answer ¢ Don’t cry, Kimberly-Clark ¢ Fund facts ¢ The wrong moves ¢ Taking stock
Extra mortgage payment still pays
November 13, 2005
With interest rates rising, does it still make sense to try to pay your mortgage off early by paying a little extra every month?
Faces and places
November 13, 2005
Poet’s showcase
November 13, 2005
To Ted Kooser
Life’s absolute truths hold water
November 13, 2005
I have lived long enough to know that life offers some absolute truths, among them: