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Should the state raise the sales tax by one-tenth of a percent to help pay for a $580 million backlog of building maintenance at Kansas University and other state universities?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. Increasing the sales tax slightly is a good way to pay for much-needed ongoing maintenance on the state’s university campuses.
 
39%
No. The Legislature should take care of the building maintenance problems with existing revenue without raising taxes.
 
36%
No. A sales tax is a regressive tax that hits those with low incomes the hardest. The Legislature should first look at increasing income or corporate taxes.
 
22%
Undecided.
 
2%
Total 421
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Hawks end Lions’ season
November 18, 2005
Olathe East defeated Lawrence High, 22-18, Friday to advance to the state championships. Although the season is finally over for the Lions, senior Nolan Kellerman says he is proud of everyone on the team.
Feds give $1.5 million boost to SLT
Roberts: Eastern leg of $110 million project ‘long overdue’
November 18, 2005
Efforts to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway have been given a $1.5 million boost by federal lawmakers.
Vatican official: ‘Intelligent design’ doesn’t belong in science class
November 18, 2005
The Vatican’s chief astronomer said today that “intelligent design” isn’t science and doesn’t belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.
Abrams shrugs off Vatican official’s statement on ID
November 18, 2005
Steve Abrams, the chairman of the Kansas State Board of Education, said he wasn’t bothered by today’s remarks made by a high-ranking Vatican official that “intelligent design” doesn’t belong in science classrooms.
Rosen sworn in to Kansas Supreme Court
November 18, 2005
TOPEKA - With family and friends watching, Eric Rosen took his oath of office Friday to become the newest member of the Kansas Supreme Court and won’t waste any time getting to work.
Grab the frisbee and the sunglasses
Temperatures warming into the 50s
November 18, 2005
After a week that brought strong winds, winter temperatures, rain and even snow, Lawrence gets a break today — sunny skies and temperatures heading into the mid 50s. “It should be a very pleasant Friday for us,” said Tim Reith, 6News meteorologist.
Arts & Entertainment Calendar
November 18, 2005
 
Marines ready new wave of advisers
November 18, 2005
About 350 Marines here and at Camp Pendleton are being trained as advisers to the Iraqi army, in hopes that a strategy honed during Vietnam can be used to improve Iraq’s military and hasten the withdrawal of U.S. personnel.
Senators plan tougher sex offender law
November 18, 2005
Senate leaders want to get tough on sex offenders, offering a proposal calling for a minimum of 25 years behind bars for crimes involving children and life imprisonment for a third conviction.
Fast start not enough for Haskell women
November 18, 2005
If only women’s college basketball games were 10 minutes long, the Haskell Indian Nations University team would have come away Thursday with its third straight win.
Commentary: Brown bemoans Knicks’ flawed roster
November 18, 2005
Isiah Thomas finally admitted Wednesday night what has been painfully obvious since the Knicks took the court for their season opener just over two weeks ago.
Mechanic could face execution for child’s death
November 18, 2005
A mechanic with a long criminal record was convicted Thursday of kidnapping, raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl whose abduction was captured by a car-wash security camera.
Soldier says he lied when implicating leader in killing
November 18, 2005
A soldier convicted of murdering unarmed Iraqis said Thursday that he falsely implicated his platoon leader so he could get a lighter prison sentence.
Celebrity birthdays
November 18, 2005
Actor Owen Wilson is 37. Actress Linda Evans is 63. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 52. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 45. . Singer Duncan Sheik is 36. Actress Chloe Sevigny is 31. Rapper Fabolous is 26.
Iraqis warned to keep militias out of security forces
November 18, 2005
The Iraqi government has promised to investigate detention facilities across the country to ensure prisoners are not tortured, the United States said Thursday, sharply warning Iraqi officials against allowing Shiite militias a role in the security services following allegations of torture of Sunni Arabs.
Housing construction on decline
Lawrence no exception to decrease
November 18, 2005
Home construction in October fell 5.6 percent nationwide, the biggest dip since a 17.7 percent decline in March, and building permits, a sign of future activity, dropped by the most in six years, according to government data released Thursday.
Horoscopes
November 18, 2005
 
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 18, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 18, 1905: “The city is getting mighty tired of being in darkness. The citizens have stood by the council in their efforts to get lights in dark areas but the council has not responded sufficiently and action is needed immediately… . The quail season is now open and will last one month.”
Class could help rebuild New Orleans housing
Tulane University professors to discuss ways KU students can contribute to effort
November 18, 2005
Tulane University professor Scott Bernhard lives on a street left vacant in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Many of his neighbors - doctors, lawyers and accountants - lost their jobs. And many haven’t returned to their homes. Inside Bernhard’s house, the power still goes out regularly.
Charges filed in bomb threat at Granada
November 18, 2005
A Lawrence man has been charged with making a bomb threat earlier this month against a downtown nightclub.
Bengals senior still striving
Schroeder has recovered from two blown knees
November 18, 2005
A certain candidate for the 2006 U.S. Basketball Writers Assn.’s “Most Courageous Award” will be suiting up tonight for Idaho State University.
Bengals aren’t likely to end Colts’ perfection
November 18, 2005
Two years ago, Kansas City went into Cincinnati with a 9-0 record, and left 9-1.
Commentary: Fans played part in steroids scam
November 18, 2005
If only Terrell Owens had been busted for the illegal use of an anabolic steroid. Then his actions would have been forgiven, if not altogether forgotten, by the sports public.
U.S. needs immigration reform
November 18, 2005
One of the reasons I prefer to be known as a conservative and not a Republican is that Republicans too often compromise their ideals, hoping the Left will like them. It never works. The Left despises them anyway and, in the end, they’ve sold out for nothing.
Lawrence Datebook
November 18, 2005
 
Supernatural selection
Prime-time horror hit takes root in Lawrence
November 18, 2005
Imagine if “The X-Files” took place on a Route 66-type road trip across the Midwest … only instead of agents from the FBI, the two leads were bickering brothers from Lawrence.
Author says Iraq war hurts U.S. credibility
November 18, 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power believes the Iraq war has delivered collateral damage to America’s standing in the world. But as a result, the Bush administration has also learned the necessity of multilateralism, she says.
Fitting tribute
November 18, 2005
To the editor: Those of us who have been around the block more times than we would like to admit realize just how irreplaceable people like Tim Griffith are.
Northwest views
November 18, 2005
To the editor: Ms. Beilgard, writing about the lack of coverage for Free State High School’s drama productions, ponders putting the Sharks and Jets in shoulder pads to get attention.
Faulty tactics
November 18, 2005
To the editor: As the debate regarding effective interrogation of prisoners goes on, it should be noted that most of the geniuses who thought up the war in Iraq believe that physical torture is the way to go.
The legacy of Vine Deloria Jr.
November 18, 2005
I am saddened by Sunday’s death of Vine Deloria Jr. This sadness is compounded by the fact that outside of the indigenous communities, institutions and nations of North America, too few Americans really know what Deloria accomplished. Consequently, the general public cannot really appreciate what his passing represents, and this is a tragedy. I lost a friend and mentor, but the world lost one of the most important voices of the 20th century.
McCain gets what Bush misses about Iraq
November 18, 2005
If a third-party candidate could be elected president, John McCain would win in a heartbeat.
Bad to worse
Little did many of us realize 25 short years ago what kind of numerical and technical tsunami was beginning to engulf us.
November 18, 2005
Sometimes when things seem bad, we like to think that better fortune might lie ahead. However, some bad things can always get worse, as anyone who has been around very long can attest.
Grocers ready for Sunday beer sales
New city ordinance goes into effect this weekend
November 18, 2005
Starting Sunday, beer will be available for sale in grocery and convenience stores in Lawrence.
Former pledges allege hazing
Phi Kappa Theta sued by one-time members
November 18, 2005
Four former pledges of an expelled Kansas University fraternity say they were subjected to extended hazing, including sleep deprivation, being forced to eat live goldfish and being made to roll in a pit of urine and feces.
City hopes to get on the board for K.C.’s Super Bowl revenue
Cashing in on the big game
November 18, 2005
If Kansas City ends up hosting a Super Bowl sometime in the next decade, tens of thousands of football fanatics will descend upon the region, and they’ll need places to sleep, eat and fritter away their cash.
Regents propose tax increase
Revenue would address maintenance backlog
November 18, 2005
The Kansas Board of Regents wants to raise taxes to deal with a $598 million maintenance backlog and continued upkeep of buildings on the state’s six university campuses.
Students team up to fight hunger
November 18, 2005
Call it class warfare. For the sixth year in a row, Kathy Giles’ seventh-grade students at West Junior High School have done more for the community than their counterparts in the school’s other seventh-grade team.
Forum addresses KU library concerns
Faculty members express problems with computer use
November 18, 2005
Kansas University’s dean of libraries, Stella Bentley, listened to concerns and answered questions from faculty members about library policies, including whether the number of computers in Watson and Anschutz libraries was adequate and whether they were actually used for library research.
Report filed after student brings knife
November 18, 2005
Kennedy School officials filed a report with police Tuesday after realizing a fourth-grade student had brought a pocketknife to school. In keeping with the Lawrence school district’s policy, the student was suspended.
Former editor joins education department
November 18, 2005
David Awbrey, former editorial page editor at The Wichita Eagle, has been named communications director for the State Department of Education.
Dole awarded French Legion of Honor
November 18, 2005
Kansan and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole on Thursday was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his service in Europe during World War II.
Pump patrol
November 18, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.00 at Cit-go, at Ninth and Iowa streets, and Presto Phillips 66, at 602 W. Ninth St.. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Chiefs’ Holmes will decide on future after more tests
November 18, 2005
Priest Holmes says he’ll undergo two more tests on his neck and spine and then decide whether to resume his record-setting NFL career next year.
Tittrington: LHS resurgence has special meaning for ‘95 squad
November 18, 2005
When J.D. Loudabarger and Shane Wedd walked off the Memorial Stadium turf back on Nov. 18, 1995, they felt secure in their place in the storied history of Lawrence High football.
Time for revenge
As sophomores, some Lions lost to Cougar juggernaut
November 18, 2005
Matt Stiles didn’t know what to think two years ago. He was stunned. At the time, Stiles was playing for the Lawrence High sophomore football team that had just lost to the Olathe East sophs.
Keegan: Give last shot to Rush
November 18, 2005
Attention deficit disorder wasn’t around during my inglorious academic career. Otherwise, I would have been diagnosed with it. Somehow, there was one class in which I never had any trouble hearing every word.
Kansas-Idaho State Notebook
November 18, 2005
Idaho State, enrollment 13,977, is located in Pocatello, Idaho. Its nickname is Bengals, and its school colors are black and orange.
Tale of the tape
November 18, 2005
 
Kream Keegan: Fry disciples leave their own mark
November 18, 2005
The game at Memorial Stadium one week from Saturday pits two coaches who are descendants of the Hayden Fry coaching tree, one direct, the other once removed.
UCLA wins struggle with Temple, 54-47
November 18, 2005
Arron Afflalo scored 18 points, and No. 18 UCLA squelched Temple’s second-half surge for a 54-47 victory in the Preseason NIT Thursday night.
Red Raiders seeing Orange
Balanced scoring, stingy defense propel Syracuse to tourney finals
November 18, 2005
You would think Jim Boeheim would want to sit around and enjoy talking about his team winning by 35 points.
Appeals court begins hearings on motives behind former Arkansas coach’s firing
November 18, 2005
University of Arkansas attorneys told federal judges Thursday that former basketball coach Nolan Richardson was given an offer in 2002 to quietly leave his job with “dignity and grace,” instead of being fired.
Tigers outrun Tide, 87-76
November 18, 2005
Darius Washington had 23 points and six assists as No. 12 Memphis ran past No. 15 Alabama 87-76 in the second round of the Preseason NIT on Thursday night.
Gators upend No. 19 Deacons
November 18, 2005
It was Taurean Green’s turn to lead the Florida Gators.
KU softball team inks five players
November 18, 2005
Amanda Jobe, a first baseman-outfielder from traditional power Shawnee Mission Northwest, heads a list of five Kansas University softball signees.
Eagles recommend surgery for McNabb
November 18, 2005
Donovan McNabb’s next important decision won’t be calling an audible at the line of scrimmage.
Garnett makes noise on, off court
Timberwolves’ standout scores 25, rips VP
November 18, 2005
Kevin Garnett’s play drew nearly as much attention as his pregame criticism of Minnesota Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale. Garnett had 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to lead Minnesota to a 109-98 victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.
Steroids plan approved
Baseball owners give unanimous OK
November 18, 2005
It took six months of negotiating for baseball commissioner Bud Selig to get the tough steroid policy he wanted, mere minutes for baseball owners to approve it.
Former Air Force base land sold to developer
November 18, 2005
A Chicago-area developer announced Thursday it would buy most of the Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport land, moving the former Air Force base closer to becoming the international trade center that city officials long have envisioned.
Chemistry professor first recipient of award
November 18, 2005
Valentino Stella, a Kansas University distinguished professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, on Thursday received the KU Technology Transfer Leadership Award in an event at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Latest ‘Potter’ film has less action, editor says
November 18, 2005
The latest in the Harry Potter film series, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” is less of an action film than the others, said Jon Niccum, the Journal-World’s entertainment editor.
Judge hears testimony in 2003 sex crime
November 18, 2005
A judge heard testimony Thursday but didn’t make a decision about whether a mentally retarded man convicted of a sex crime against a 13-year-old girl should be sent to prison.
GPS technology creeping into workplace
Increasing use of systems drives rise in employee concerns
November 18, 2005
While they’re out chasing the news, employees at a New York television station are wondering if anybody is tailing them.
Former Hollinger chairman faces federal fraud charges
Prosecutors say Conrad Black, others cheated shareholders
November 18, 2005
Media tycoon Conrad Black and three other executives were charged in a federal fraud indictment Thursday involving the $2.1 billion sale of several hundred Canadian newspapers and the abuse of corporate perquisites at newspaper publishing company Hollinger International Inc.
Cash biopic walks solid ‘line’
November 18, 2005
The Man in Black may be gone, but his shadow and his sound live on in “Walk the Line,” the thoroughly entertaining new Johnny Cash film biography.
Goblet of Fire’ provides spark to series
November 18, 2005
Plenty of film series boast sequels that are good, and sometimes better, than the originals. But the fourth movie in an ongoing franchise almost always represents the point when things go rotten.
Officials try to ease eviction fears for Katrina evacuees in hotels
November 18, 2005
Federal and state officials tried to ease fears Thursday that thousands of Louisiana hurricane evacuees in Texas would be left homeless again after Dec. 1 when FEMA has said it will stop paying their hotel and motel bills.
Saddam’s hometown among cities beginning to catch election fever
November 18, 2005
On the streets of Saddam Hussein’s hometown, young men were hanging campaign posters Thursday, some even reaching out to members of the jailed dictator’s banned political party.
Hawkish Democrat calls for withdrawal of troops
November 18, 2005
One of Congress’ most hawkish Democrats called Thursday for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, sparking bitter and personal salvos from both sides in a growing Capitol Hill uproar over President Bush’s war policies.
Military: Missile defense test successful
November 18, 2005
The Navy intercepted and destroyed a warhead as it separated from its booster rocket during a test Thursday off Hawaii - the first time a ship at sea has shot down a multi-stage missile.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame reopens in Wichita
November 18, 2005
More than three years after closing its doors in Abilene, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame reopened Thursday at its new site in Wichita.
Israel announces spring elections, postponing chance for peace talks
November 18, 2005
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his main political rivals agreed Thursday to hold elections early next year, a decision likely to freeze any plans to capitalize on Israel’s Gaza withdrawal to restart Mideast peace talks.
Bush, Putin meet to discuss war on terror, nuclear issues
November 18, 2005
Glossing over differences straining their political relationship, President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted each other warmly today in talks expected to emphasize cooperation in the war on terror and the campaign to stop North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
WHO: China should prepare for outbreaks
November 18, 2005
China should prepare for more bird flu outbreaks in poultry and possibly more human cases as cold winter weather sets in, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Abuse reports in N. Korea concern panel
November 18, 2005
A divided U.N. General Assembly committee approved a resolution Thursday expressing “serious concern” about reports of widespread human rights violations in North Korea.
Prime minister takes lead in presidential vote
November 18, 2005
Sri Lanka’s prime minister - a hard-liner toward Tamil Tiger rebels - held a slim lead today with nearly half the votes counted from the island’s presidential election, in which grenade attacks and intimidation kept many minority Tamils from the polls.
Former Rwandan mayor pleads guilty to killings
November 18, 2005
A former Rwandan mayor accused of participating in the killing of several thousand people who had sought refuge in a church pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of murder and extermination related to the 1994 genocide of more than half a million Rwandans.
S. Korea plans to withdraw troops from Iraq
Country will bring home 1,000 soldiers
November 18, 2005
South Korea plans to bring home about one-third of its troops in Iraq next year, the Defense Ministry said Friday.
Ruling party wins 112 seats in first round
November 18, 2005
Egypt’s ruling party won 112 seats in the first stage of the country’s parliamentary elections, or about 70 percent of those available, according to final results announced Thursday.
Three suspects in terror attacks arrested in Italy
November 18, 2005
Authorities have arrested three Algerians believed to have links to an Algerian militant group that has allied itself with Osama bin Laden, police said Thursday.
Magnitude 6.8 temblor causes widespread panic
November 18, 2005
A strong earthquake rocked northern Chile and parts of Bolivia on Thursday, sending residents fleeing out of buildings and temporarily knocking out telephones and electricity, authorities reported.
Haskell film group to show documentary
November 18, 2005
Haskell Indian Nations University’s Oyate Club will show “Riding with Ghosts,” a documentary film on two Lakota men, Jim Starkey and Jerry Clown, and their struggles with gangs, suicides and prison life.
Advocates for disabled rally at Statehouse
November 18, 2005
Advocates for low-income Kansans with disabilities on Thursday sought increased state funding to provide services to 1,200 people on waiting lists.
On the record
November 18, 2005
 
Danny DeVito returns to small screen series
November 18, 2005
Danny DeVito - who hasn’t starred in a TV series since “Taxi” ended its run in 1983 - will return to the small screen next year in the FX comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
Writer tries to get groove back
November 18, 2005
Terry McMillan says she’s trying to get her groove back.
Orlando Bloom sued for failing to pay $660,000 in fees
November 18, 2005
Orlando Bloom’s former management company has sued the actor for allegedly failing to pay $660,000 in commissions.
Kimberly Stewart to marry ‘Laguna Beach’ star Talan
November 18, 2005
Kimberly Stewart will wed Talan Torriero, one of the stars of the MTV reality series “Laguna Beach.”
Rock star accused of having sexual relationship with teen
November 18, 2005
Authorities said Thursday they are searching for former British rock star Gary Glitter over his alleged relationship with a Vietnamese teenager.
Pope Benedict views movie about John Paul II
November 18, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI attended a Vatican screening Thursday of a television miniseries on the life of Pope John Paul II - giving equal billing to the latest biopic on his predecessor after watching a rival production six months ago.
Rape case dismissed
November 18, 2005
Another Kansas judge has dismissed a rape case against a death row inmate who is believed to be the first person in the nation whose genetic code was charged with a crime.
Judge won’t dismiss charges against former candidate Taff
November 18, 2005
A judge denied the request from a former candidate for Congress to dismiss charges accusing him of using $300,000 in campaign funds to cover a check for the down payment on a $1.2 million home.
Court hears argument to reopen casino
November 18, 2005
A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday in a case the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma hopes will allow it to reopen a casino in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
Two men indicted in 1983 kidnappings, slayings
November 18, 2005
Two men were indicted Thursday on murder charges in the slayings of five people who were abducted from a fast food restaurant in East Texas more than two decades ago.
Farmer charged in death of U.S. student in Belize
November 18, 2005
A 20-year-old college student from New York City whose love of Mayan culture led her to Central America was murdered while backpacking in Belize, police said Thursday.
Police seize 54 guns from accused teen’s home
November 18, 2005
Police seized 54 guns from the home of an 18-year-old man charged with killing his girlfriend’s parents and fleeing the state with her, according to court documents filed Thursday.
This Weekend’s Highlights
November 18, 2005
 
Producers Guild announces honorees
November 18, 2005
The Producers Guild of America went ahead and made his day, choosing Clint Eastwood as the recipient of its highest honor. Eastwood will receive the Milestone Award for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
Videotapes are passe, but they’re not trash
November 18, 2005
Ever since it was introduced in 1976, VHS tape has steadily and inexorably beaten a path from personal video collections to the landfill. And the pace has quickened noticeably lately, with DVDs increasingly pushing VHS aside.
Actors can’t duplicate Cash and Carter on CD
November 18, 2005
As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix out-mimics Jamie Foxx in this year’s four-star biopic “Walk the Line.” Reese Witherspoon is also top-notch as June Carter, while Tyler Hilton and Jonathan Rice are perfectly fine in their respective roles of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.
A night of musical memories
November 18, 2005
Where were you on Dec. 8, 1980? It has been almost a quarter century since John Lennon was assassinated on the streets of New York. “Dateline” (7 p.m., NBC) spends two hours recalling Lennon’s life and music and looks into unanswered questions about his murder.
Best Bets
November 18, 2005
 
Potter’ gang doesn’t shy from the PG-13 rating
November 18, 2005
Fearsome dragons. Evil wizards. A first school dance. Unexpected death. Slowly gestating terror. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” may be the family film of the winter, but only if certain members of your family don’t mind covering their eyes at the scariest parts.
Thornburgh seeks 4th term as secretary of state
Moderate incumbent faces conservative
November 18, 2005
After considering a run for governor, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh has decided to seek a fourth term next year, although he first must get past a Republican primary opponent he’s not taking for granted.
Wittig seeks sentence delay
November 18, 2005
David Wittig, the former Westar Energy Inc. chief executive officer convicted in September of looting the utility, is asking that his Jan. 9 sentencing date be pushed back to March.
Bipartisan group puts brakes on renewing Patriot Act
November 18, 2005
A bipartisan group of a half-dozen senators slammed the brakes on efforts to extend the life of the USA Patriot Act on Thursday,
Cuts to school, health programs rejected
November 18, 2005
After suffering a defeat on a bill to slash education and health care programs this year, Republican leaders tweaked a broader budget plan for the rest of the decade facing similar opposition from party moderates because of cuts across an array of programs for the poor, students and farmers.
Winners of $315M lottery still came into work
November 18, 2005
A secretary and six laboratory workers at Kaiser Permanente held the winning ticket for the $315 million Mega Millions jackpot - but they still came into work, a company spokeswoman said.
CDC: HIV diagnosis rate decreasing in blacks
November 18, 2005
The rate of newly reported HIV cases among blacks has been dropping by about 5 percent a year since 2001, the government said Thursday. But blacks are still eight times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with the AIDS virus.
Politicians got donations from Abramoff’s tribes
November 18, 2005
While Congress investigated Jack Abramoff’s efforts to win influence inside government, its members held a secret: Nearly three dozen lawmakers pressed to block a Louisiana Indian casino while collecting donations from the lobbyist and his tribal clients.
One escapee captured; one inmate still at large
November 18, 2005
A convicted murderer who escaped from an Iowa prison this week by using a homemade grappling hook to scale a 30-foot limestone wall was captured Thursday in Illinois. A second inmate remained at large.
Payless ShoeSource posts higher profits
November 18, 2005
Shares of Payless ShoeSource Inc. on Thursday set a new 52-week high, after the company said it tripled its third-quarter profits on slightly higher sales.
Beware of credit report schemes
November 18, 2005
I read your story several months ago that said the government now allows consumers to get one free copy of their credit report every year.
30-year mortgage rates continue to climb
November 18, 2005
Rates on 30-year mortgages edged up slightly this week, posting the 10th consecutive increase and keeping rates at the highest level in more than two years.
Google stock surges past expectations
November 18, 2005
Google stock broke through the $400 price level for the first time Thursday amid optimism about a surge in online advertising during the holiday season and continuing projections for rapid, long-term growth.
Chrysler, GM, Ford announce incentives
November 18, 2005
DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group said Thursday it would give two years of free gas to customers who buy a 2005 or 2006 vehicle - such as a 2005 Dodge Neon SXT, above - before Jan. 3, following announcements of new discounts by rivals General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.
Commodities
November 18, 2005
 
H&R Block reports lower earnings
November 18, 2005
H&R Block Inc., the nation’s largest tax preparer, on Thursday reported a larger second-quarter loss and lowered its annual earnings guidance as rising interest rates dragged down the company’s mortgage business.
Air products pose burn hazard
November 18, 2005
About 10,000 vaporizers and 5,000 aromatherapy diffusers, manufactured by Juvenile Products Corp., are being recalled because a defective internal heater that can cause sparking and emit flames while in use, posing a fire, burn and shock hazard.
More primaries serve voters
November 18, 2005
The Democrats may be about to open Pandora’s box with their latest effort to revamp the presidential primary schedule. A party commission is studying how to expand the number of states with meaningful contests beyond the two that start the process, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Father, daughter pair make law school a family practice
November 18, 2005
Deciding to start law school at the age of 45 took some guts, so for Earl Richardson it’s a pleasure arriving at his torts class at Kansas University and finding his daughter, Aimee, in the next chair.