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State GOP chairman not stepping down
November 15, 2005
Tim Shallenburger said Tuesday he will remain chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, despite widespread assertions he would step down this week.
Lawrence chilled by strong winds, rain and snow
Wind gusts of up to 45 mph expected through 9 p.m.
07:28 a.m., November 15, 2005 Updated 02:32 p.m.
Like an angry polar bear, an arctic cold front was lumbering into the Lawrence area today, bringing in a mix of blustery winds, rain and even the first snow of the season.
Author dispels racial stereotypes
November 15, 2005
Was comedian Bill Cosby right when he criticized poor blacks for not appreciating and thus capitalizing on the path people such as Rosa Parks paved?
Enrollment begins for drug program
Medicare services administrator encourages consumers to research options
November 15, 2005
On your mark, get set … stop. Enrollment begins today for a new Medicare prescription drug benefit, and officials say it’s time for beneficiaries to think about signing up - but not necessarily to decide right away.
Bryant’s struggles continue
Lakers guard has off night in loss to Grizzlies
November 15, 2005
Phil Jackson wasn’t surprised by Kobe Bryant’s second off night in a row.
U.S. held Iraqi with same name as Jordan bomber
November 15, 2005
The U.S. military announced Monday it arrested and later released an Iraqi whose name matches that of one of the Amman hotel suicide bombers, saying there was no “compelling evidence” that he posed a security threat.
Lawyers face opposition to change of venue
November 15, 2005
Saddam Hussein’s lawyers face major challenges from the United States and Iraq to their demand to move his trial to another country after two of their colleagues were killed.
Architect pursues ‘new urbanism’
Lawrence resident touts plans for Bauer Farm project near West Sixth Street
November 15, 2005
Mike Treanor wants to bring downtown’s pedestrian-friendly patterns, public parks and active nightlife to a 43-acre cornfield in the heart of Lawrence’s suburbia.
Coming of age
New CD places Mr. Rogers’ favorite tunes in the hands of well-known recording artists
November 15, 2005
Mister Rogers opened each show singing a simple song about the beauty of his neighborhood.
KU’s Mangino tickled to keep rookies in red
November 15, 2005
Credit the lack of injuries. Or the addition of depth. Or both. There are a bunch of reasons why true freshmen rarely have been sighted on the football field for Kansas University this season.
Officer faces new Iraq murder charges
November 15, 2005
An Army officer who was cleared 10 months ago of any role in the killings of three Iraqi civilians is facing new charges in two of the deaths.
Members appointed to zoning board
November 15, 2005
Douglas County commissioners voted Monday to appoint two new members to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Westar seeks payment for expenses
Proposed rate increases would pay for meals, health clubs
November 15, 2005
The cost of country club meals and fitness club memberships are among some of the expenses that Westar Energy Inc. is seeking to recover in its request for an $84 million rate increase.
Teen wanted for slayings, kidnapping captured
November 15, 2005
A Pennsylvania teenager suspected of killing his girlfriend’s parents in an argument over her curfew was captured in Indiana on Monday after a police chase that ended in a crash. The 14-year-old girl, who was in the car, was not hurt, authorities said.
Donated funds may not cover cost of vaccinations
November 15, 2005
A tear rolled down the cheek of 5-year-old Syed Junaid Shah Monday as doctors from UNICEF and the Pakistani Health Ministry vaccinated him against tetanus and measles.
Au Marche owner prepares Thanksgiving feast
November 15, 2005
Lora Wiley, owner of Au Marche, will visit “Jayni’s Kitchen” and prepare a Thanksgiving feast using traditional ingredients in contemporary recipes.
Genres compete on CBSUPN
November 15, 2005
Two very different musical genres get primetime showcases tonight. Brooks & Dunn hosts the 39th annual Country Music Association Awards (7 p.m., CBS). Over on UPN, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson take the helm at the Vibe Music Awards (7 p.m., UPN).
Don’t cede Internet control
November 15, 2005
Despite what we learned in kindergarten, sharing isn’t always the right thing to do. And competence ranks ahead of generosity on the hierarchy of qualities that make the world go ‘round.
Horoscopes
November 15, 2005
 
USC, Texas likely to play for title
November 15, 2005
Only once before has a team been where USC and Texas are in the Bowl Championship Series standings and not played for a national title.
Dozens of insurgents killed in U.S., Iraqi offensive
November 15, 2005
U.S. and Iraqi troops launched a fresh attack Monday against an insurgent stronghold near the Syrian border despite calls by Sunni Arab leaders to halt such operations to encourage a big turnout in next month’s election. The U.S. command said about 50 insurgents were killed.
Iba: Early departures will hurt Kansas
November 15, 2005
There is no doubt Pittsburg State basketball coach Gene Iba likes what he sees in this year’s Kansas University team.
Notebook
November 15, 2005
Kansas University may not have dazzled offensively Monday night, but part of the reason was by coach’s design.
Keegan: Mario will be super
November 15, 2005
Every coach has his pet phrase, and for the face of Kansas University’s basketball program, “Wake up!” is it.
Lisher: Lions have shot
FSHS coach familiar with both semifinalists
November 15, 2005
Eleven teams have tried, and 11 teams have failed to defeat Olathe East High in football this fall. Yet Free State High gave the Hawks, the only unbeaten team remaining in Class 6A, all they wanted during the second week of the regular season.
Pollution solutions are down to earth
November 15, 2005
Wes Jackson, an evolutionary biologist whom Smithsonian magazine recently called one of the top innovators of the times, visited Lawrence on Monday to discuss environmentally sustainable development.
Pump patrol
November 15, 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.
Bush fires back at war critics
November 15, 2005
President Bush escalated the bitter debate over the Iraq war on Monday, hurling back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the world.
Chirac: Riots sign of ‘profound malaise’
November 15, 2005
President Jacques Chirac said Monday that unrest in the poor neighborhoods of France is the sign of a “profound malaise” the entire nation must work to heal through job-training and employment opportunities for troubled youths.
KDHE helps educate restaurants
November 15, 2005
During my online chat with the Lawrence Journal-World on Thursday, Nov. 3, there were several questions about how the Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducts restaurant inspections.
Rev. Pat ridiculous about science
November 15, 2005
“And the Lord did look with discontent upon the town of Dover in the province of Pennsylvania. For Dover was a wicked and prideful place and had turned its back on God. Its people had voted out school board members who tried to introduce intelligent design into schools as an alternative to the theory of evolution.
Love of KU basketball inspires ‘Airball’ book
November 15, 2005
It’s not hard to figure out where Lisa Harkrader got the inspiration for the main character in her book “Airball: My Life in Briefs,” a seventh-grade basketball fan who is better yelling on the sideline than he is on the court.
Hemingway of folk music
Austin artist’s pointed lyrics cut to the quick
November 15, 2005
A long time ago, I had a creative writing teacher who gave us an Ernest Hemingway short story to read. I forget which one. For the next day’s assignment, we were supposed to come up with a list of excess words. After about 30 minutes, we realized there weren’t any.
McNabb stumbles, Cowboys prevail
November 15, 2005
Now the Eagles’ problems are much bigger than just Terrell Owens.
K.C. faces future sans Shields, Roaf
November 15, 2005
The Kansas City Chiefs have glimpsed their future, and it does not look good. Although neither has said for certain, this could be the last season in the magnificent careers of left tackle Willie Roaf and right guard Will Shields, who have made 10 Pro Bowl appearances apiece and solidified one of the finest offensive lines in the NFL the past few years.
Commentary: No doubt: Spurrier is SEC’s top coach
Doing a lot with a little at South Carolina should be enough for postseason honors for coach
November 15, 2005
He was the big draw for SEC Media Days, the guy everybody wanted to hear. It almost was a disappointment, however, when Steve Spurrier hedged his bets. He insisted South Carolina had a long way to go. It seemed his wise-cracking ways from his amazing 12-year run at Florida were a thing of the past. Maybe the NFL had humbled him a little, after all.
Rodriguez edges Ortiz for MVP
A-Rod wins for second time in three seasons
November 15, 2005
Alex Rodriguez showed slick fielding counts, winning his second American League Most Valuable Player award in three seasons by defeating David Ortiz in a vote that rewarded an all-around player over a designated hitter.
AP Poll largely unchanged
November 15, 2005
Only four teams in the preseason Top 25 played the first week and went a combined 7-0, so there were very few changes Monday in the Associated Press’ poll.
Redick misfires, but Duke advances
November 15, 2005
Failing to make a three-pointer hardly bothered Duke guard J.J. Redick. Those two missed free throws? That’s another matter.
Bearkats stun Mizzou
Tigers tumble, 80-77, in Preseason NIT
November 15, 2005
Ryan Bright picked the perfect time to have a career night. The Sam Houston State sophomore made a pair of crucial three-pointers late in the second half and finished with 28 points Monday night as the Bearkats beat Missouri, 80-77, in the opening round of the Preseason NIT.
Israeli troops kill senior Hamas militant
November 15, 2005
Israeli troops killed a senior Hamas militant in an arrest raid on Monday, touching off threats of revenge from the Islamic group.
Countries call for $500 million U.N. fund
November 15, 2005
Countries rich and poor on Monday called for a $500 million U.N. fund to meet humanitarian emergencies after a year of devastating disasters from the Indian Ocean tsunami and earthquakes in Asia and hurricanes in the Americas to drought in Africa.
Mexico, Venezuela sever diplomatic relations
November 15, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused Mexican leader Vicente Fox of being a “puppy” of President Bush and said: “Don’t mess with me, sir.” Fox shot back on Monday that “we have dignity in this country” and demanded an apology.
3 killed in blast outside KFC
November 15, 2005
A powerful car bomb exploded outside the front entrance to a KFC restaurant in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi early today, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, police said.
Suicide attackers hit Kabul, killing peacekeeper, child
November 15, 2005
Two separate suicide attackers rammed car bombs into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers Monday in Kabul, killing a German soldier and an Afghan child in the first major attack on foreign troops in the capital in more than a year. At least a dozen people were wounded.
Small tsunami waves strike Japan after powerful quake
November 15, 2005
A powerful earthquake shook northern Japan today, and small tsunami waves struck coastal towns about 200 miles from the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
With wedding, princess becomes commoner
November 15, 2005
Wearing a white dress and pearls, Japan’s Princess Sayako bid farewell to Tokyo’s royal palace today to wed commoner Yoshiki Kuroda.
U.N. report says forces violated international law during operations
November 15, 2005
The Iraqi army and multinational forces violated international law during military operations in western Iraq last month by arresting doctors and occupying medical facilities, a U.N. report said Monday.
WWE wrestler found dead in hotel room before show
November 15, 2005
A World Wrestling Entertainment star was found dead in his hotel room Sunday in Minneapolis, where he was scheduled to appear that evening in a WWE show.
Writers, actors want their share of ad revenue
November 15, 2005
Hollywood writers and actors are calling for a code of conduct to govern a growing trend of hidden advertising in TV shows and films, and they say they will appeal to federal regulators if studios don’t respond.
Jackson cleared to play for a day
Eligibility still unresolved
November 15, 2005
Darnell Jackson’s NCAA eligibility remains in limbo, and based on his Monday night exhibition performance, the Kansas University basketball team will miss him if he’s suspended for any length of time.
Baker volleyball headed to tourney
November 15, 2005
Baker University’s volleyball squad is the No. 7 seed and will play No. 2-seeded Columbia (Mo.) College at 7 tonight in the first round of the eight-team NAIA Region V tournament.
Avila too strong for Haskell
November 15, 2005
After a strange start, Haskell Indian Nations University’s men’s basketball squad battled but eventually fell to unbeaten Avila, 76-72, Monday night at Coffin Sports Complex.
Pheasant hunt fulfilling for Haskell’s Tanner
November 15, 2005
Finally, Friday morning was here, and we loaded everything we didn’t forget into the pickup. The time was 7:45, and our group from Lawrence was about to embark on our annual pheasant hunt out by Salina in western Kansas, thus ensuring our manhood for another year.
Report: K-State coach Snyder to retire today
November 15, 2005
News organizations covering Kansas State University reported late Monday night that K-State football coach Bill Snyder planned to retire following this season, his 17th in charge of the Wildcats.
Caution on Medicare enrollment advised
November 15, 2005
Today is the first day for Americans to enroll in the new federal Medicare D health insurance program, and fraud perpetrators also will be on the prowl, according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.
Proposed oil pipeline to cut across Kansas
November 15, 2005
A $2.1 billion project to move crude oil from Canada to Illinois would involve burying pipeline in parts of Missouri and Kansas.
Ex-softball player dismisses lawsuit
November 15, 2005
A former Kansas University softball player has voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against the school.
Task force will study all-day kindergarten
November 15, 2005
Lawrence school board members on Monday agreed to form a task force to explore ways to bring back all-day kindergarten.
Task force to speak on sex offenders
November 15, 2005
The first meeting of the Security And Firm Enforcement (SAFE) for Kansans Task Force will be today at Kansas University.
Investigation continues into slaying at store
November 15, 2005
The investigation continues into the homicide of a Tonganoxie woman killed Friday evening at the Dollar General store in Bonner Springs.
Court: Parents must prove case in special ed lawsuits
November 15, 2005
Parents who challenge their school district’s program for their disabled child have the burden of proving the school’s program is not appropriate, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Doctor surrenders license in flesh-eating paste case
November 15, 2005
A physician accused of not telling authorities about a man who sells a flesh-eating paste to cancer patients has surrendered her medical license.
Alito boasted of his work against abortion
November 15, 2005
Twenty years ago, Samuel Alito was just trying to catch the eye of Reagan administration officials looking to fill a political slot in the Justice Department.
Bad moon rising?
Myths are lunacy, some scientists say
November 15, 2005
Debbie Nall swears she doesn’t need a calendar to determine the lunar phase. She says she knows that when students are cranky at Central Junior High School, where she is a lunchroom cashier, there’s likely a full moon.
Law firm: Fire alarms didn’t work during blaze
Boardwalk Apartments system was up to code, fire marshal says
November 15, 2005
A lawyer whose firm used half-page newspaper advertisements to solicit victims of the Boardwalk Apartments fire says none of the “half a dozen or so” respondents reported hearing or being awakened by an alarm.
FDA’s Plan B decision unusual
November 15, 2005
Federal health officials took unusual steps in rejecting nonprescription sales of emergency contraception - and some documents suggest the decision was made before scientists finished reviewing the evidence, congressional investigators concluded.
Official: Priests’ morale high despite scandal
November 15, 2005
American priests maintain high morale and enjoy the appreciation of parishioners despite the molestation of minors perpetrated by a few among their ranks, the president of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops said Monday.
Study: New moms at higher risk for blood clots
November 15, 2005
New moms should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, doctors advise.
37-year-old faces charges for relationship with teen
November 15, 2005
A 37-year-old woman has been charged with child molestation for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy whom she married last week.
Nuclear policies of U.S. draw fire
November 15, 2005
U.S. policies are among the biggest obstacles to curbing the proliferation of nuclear weapons abroad, an arms expert told a Kansas University audience on Monday.
Weseman’s contract renewed
Superintendent expresses desire to retire in 3 years
November 15, 2005
Lawrence school Supt. Randy Weseman isn’t going anywhere.
Allegations investigated at KU fraternity
November 15, 2005
Another Kansas University fraternity is under fire following a hazing allegation.
On the record
November 15, 2005
 
U.S. drug czar launches meth ad campaign
November 15, 2005
The nation’s drug czar launched an ad campaign Monday encouraging communities across the country to help in the fight against methamphetamine.
Stewart’s ‘Apprentice’ to end next month
November 15, 2005
Donald Trump will soon have “The Apprentice” to himself: Martha Stewart’s version of the NBC reality series is ending next month.
Winning Wimbledon not highlight of Williams’ year
November 15, 2005
Venus Williams says winning her third Wimbledon title was exciting - but it wasn’t the best thing that happened this year.
Mariah Carey tapped to sing at Thanksgiving Day game
November 15, 2005
Mariah Carey will perform two songs at halftime at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons.
Tommy Lee to perform with Motley Crue at UNL
November 15, 2005
Tommy Lee will return to the scenic backdrop of his TV reality show - and he’s bringing his bandmates with him.
Celebrity birthdays
November 15, 2005
Judge Joseph Wapner is 86. Actor Ed Asner is 76. Comedian Jack Burns is 72. Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 60. Actress Beverly D’Angelo is 51. “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks is 48.
Board of Ed chairman defends science standards
Abrams sends column to national media saying critics have engaged in character assassination
November 15, 2005
Evolutionists have resorted to character assassination and are misleading people into thinking new science standards for Kansas’ public schools promote creationism, the State Board of Education’s chairman said Monday.
Teacher mentoring program touted
November 15, 2005
It’s been nearly two decades, but Mark Desetti of Lawrence still remembers his first day as a kindergarten teacher.
West Side Story’ to be performed
November 15, 2005
Free State High School students will be performing the classic musical “West Side Story” this weekend.
Youth Symphony announces concert
November 15, 2005
The Lawrence Youth Symphony, directed by Lynn Basow, will have its fall performance Sunday at Central Junior High School.
Student to read from own book at Borders
November 15, 2005
Schwegler School sixth-grader C.J. Roush will read his original book, “Busy As a Beaver,” at Borders Books and Music for its 11:30 a.m. storytime Saturday.
Double Take: Consequences should match misbehavior
November 15, 2005
A frequent debate over the course of my practice as a family psychologist has been what parents should and should not take away from their kids when trying to offer a sound consequence for bad behavior.
Best Bets
November 15, 2005
 
Wal-Mart posts gain in profit growth
November 15, 2005
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, posted a modest 3.8 percent in profit growth Monday, but said it expected electronics and other general merchandise to propel it to a healthy holiday season.
Greenspan warns anew on trade deficit
November 15, 2005
Foreign investors likely will tire of bankrolling the bloated U.S. trade deficit, but the economy’s flexibility should help temper any fallout, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Monday.
Time Warner creates TV archive for Web
November 15, 2005
Welcome back, “Kotter.”
Koch takes ‘market’ approach with deal
November 15, 2005
Market-based management is more than a business philosophy at Koch Industries Inc., which is poised to become the largest private company in the nation with its proposed purchase of Georgia Pacific Corp.
Commodities
November 15, 2005
 
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 15, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 15, 1905: There was a well-attended meeting of the Associated Charities group last night in the office of Poor Commissioner Green at the courthouse.
Show respect
November 15, 2005
To the editor: As a parent of a fourth-grader in a Lawrence public school, I have noticed that custodians are addressed by students and teachers alike by their first name only.
Driving lessons
November 15, 2005
To the editor: To the 19-year-old driver who was under the influence and crashed through my fence in August, I have a few words for you.
Proud heritage
November 15, 2005
To the editor: Your article on Hispanic immigrants provides an object lesson on the negative assumptions about Hispanics that prevail in the dominant culture.
Bad science
November 15, 2005
To the editor: The Kansas Board of Education has once again disgraced the state of Kansas by injecting ignorant viewpoints into school curriculum.
Unwarranted fix
State school officials haven’t made a compelling case for diverting tax dollars from public to private schools.
November 15, 2005
Regardless of how much support the idea of school vouchers has with the state education commissioner or the Kansas Board of Education, the proposal will go nowhere unless it can gain some traction in the Kansas Legislature.
In the Halls: What kind of book would you like to write?
November 15, 2005
What kind of book would you like to write?
Giles goes off on Gorillas
Lanky soph powers KU past PSU
November 15, 2005
He’ll have to erupt for similar performances against Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma before comparisons will be taken seriously. But after two exhibition games, Kansas University sophomore C.J. Giles at the very least looks like a strong candidate to replace the departed Wayne Simien’s 20 points and 11 rebounds a game.
Musician, legend still embraces political edge
November 15, 2005
Nearly 2000 fans were on hand Saturday night at the Lied Center for Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant 40th Anniversary Massacre Tour.”