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Cloudy, cool day ahead
November 19, 2005
It will be cool with increasing clouds today in Lawrence. The morning looks to remain dry, but drizzle is possible in the afternoon, 6News Weather reports.
Students sign pledge to not smoke
November 19, 2005
More than 390 students at Free State High School signed a pledge to not smoke as part of the school’s “Smoking Stops Here” campaign.
Keegan: Freshmen sure fun to watch
November 19, 2005
Late, great Al McGuire, one of the most colorful characters in college basketball history, was fond of saying the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores.
Picture this: Idaho State puts up fight
November 19, 2005
Once the game ended and fans filed out of Allen Fieldhouse, three Idaho State basketball players posed for a photograph at center court, the gigantic Jayhawk surrounding their smiles as a mother counted “1-2-3” from the sixth row.
Fans fond of ‘fresh’ fieldhouse
Officials say feedback on renovations supports ‘upgrade’
November 19, 2005
Renovations to Allen Fieldhouse have not ruined the building’s mystique for many Kansas University men’s basketball fans.
Hawkins sets ball-hawking tone
November 19, 2005
Kansas University basketball fans who hoped for a faster-paced Jayhawks team this season got what they wanted in Friday night’s season opener at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lions come up short, 22-18
November 19, 2005
Lawrence High couldn’t make extra points. And the Lions didn’t have an answer for Adam Parks. Everything else was moot as Olathe East rallied to edge Lawrence, 22-18, in a Class 6A football semifinal Friday night at Haskell Stadium.
NAIA recognizes Baker for character
November 19, 2005
For the fifth consecutive year, Baker University has been named an NAIA Champions of Character institution.
Offensive lineman commits to KU
November 19, 2005
Kansas University’s football team received its 10th known oral commitment for the 2006 season, from John Marshall, an offensive lineman from Mount Vernon, Texas.
KU relay team takes second at invite
November 19, 2005
A second-place finish Friday in the 400-meter medley relay highlighted the opening day of competition for the Kansas University swimming and diving team at the Minnesota Invite.
Baylor slips past UCLA
November 19, 2005
Sophia Young scored 26 points and Angela Tisdale added 23 to lead No. 6 Baylor to a 93-85 victory over UCLA on Friday night.
Florida topples Syracuse
Sixteenth-ranked Orange fall, 75-70
November 19, 2005
Florida coach Billy Donovan is learning more each game about his young Gators.
Commentary: Roush made right call on Busch
November 19, 2005
Giving Kurt Busch the benefit of every possible doubt in what happened last week in Maricopa County, Ariz., he at the very least got on the wrong side of a law-enforcement officer in a roadside stop.
Sorenstam takes charge
No dispute: Annika leads ADT by two
November 19, 2005
Annika Sorenstam is in charge again, and there was no disputing that. One day after a chilly confrontation with Paula Creamer over a drop, Sorenstam put it out of her mind Friday and made two eagles on her way to a 2-under 70, giving her a two-shot lead over Hee-Won Han at the season-ending ADT Championship.
Divac gets a reprieve
November 19, 2005
Former NBA star Vlade Divac was cleared Friday of draft-dodging in his native country.
Shaq: Ankle on mend
November 19, 2005
Shaquille O’Neal broke his silence Friday, talking about the right ankle injury that has kept him out for two weeks.
State workers being quizzed on vouchers
Controversial commissioner accused of putting employees in tough spot
November 19, 2005
New Kansas Education Commissioner Bob Corkins’ transition team has been asking State Department of Education employees whether they support private school vouchers.
Move to K.C. venue a financial win for KU
University reels in $1.23 million from Kansas-Oklahoma game
November 19, 2005
Kansas Athletics Inc. made a $1.23 million profit from the Oct. 15 home football game against Oklahoma that it moved to Arrowhead Stadium, an athletics official said.
Salvadoran ruled responsible for torture
November 19, 2005
A federal jury Friday held a former Salvadoran Army colonel responsible for murder and torture during El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s and ordered him to pay $6 million in damages.
Gamma could hit Florida
November 19, 2005
Tropical Storm Gamma - the 24th storm of the busiest hurricane season on record - formed Friday off the coast of Central America, and forecasters said it could threaten Florida by the beginning of next week, perhaps as a hurricane.
Man shot after firing at postal carrier
November 19, 2005
Police shot and critically wounded a man Friday after he fired at a postal carrier and pointed a gun at officers and postal inspectors dispatched to the carrier’s route.
Employee information stolen from Boeing
November 19, 2005
A laptop computer that contained Social Security numbers and other personal information for 161,000 Boeing Co. employees and retirees has been stolen, the company said Friday.
On the record
November 19, 2005
 
Lawrence Datebook
November 19, 2005
 
Holiday Bazaar Sunday
November 19, 2005
Vicki Davis works on crafts year-round, but she especially enjoys shows closer to Christmas time.
Republican River options explored at gathering
November 19, 2005
Taking hundreds of thousands of acres out of irrigation or pumping groundwater into the Republican River could help reduce the shortfall in the basin.
Lawrence resident gets five years in Internet sex case
November 19, 2005
A Lawrence man has been sentenced to prison for trying to solicit sex online from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. It turned out to be an undercover officer with the Platte County, Mo., Cyber Crimes Unit.
Human rights advocates blast U.S. over prisons
November 19, 2005
Human rights workers and 20 former inmates at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. terror-suspect prisons abroad convened a conference here Friday to bring new pressure on Washington to end what they called systematic torture and unjustified detention.
KU ROTC graduate to visit Lawrence
November 19, 2005
A Kansas University ROTC graduate who has just returned from a stint in Iraq will fly into the Lawrence Municipal Airport on Sunday for a reception.
Mother gets 5 years in baby’s death
November 19, 2005
An Olathe woman whose newborn daughter’s body was found in a trash bin two years ago was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for the baby’s death.
L Word’ star Beals gives birth to her first child
November 19, 2005
Jennifer Beals is a mom. The actress and her husband, Ken L. Dixon, gave birth to a baby girl last month, People magazine reported Friday.
Naomi Judd getting on board Santa Train charity for kids
November 19, 2005
Naomi Judd will be riding the 63rd annual Santa Train today, helping deliver 15 tons of goodies and gifts to the children of Appalachia.
Shania Twain receives Canada’s top honor
November 19, 2005
Shania Twain received the Order of Canada on Friday, the country’s highest honor.
Kanye West to be honored
November 19, 2005
Kanye West will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.
Students learn hard lessons as schools reopen
November 19, 2005
Naseeb Alam arrived over the weekend for the first session of classes since the 7.6-magnitude earthquake devastated this town last month, leveling his school and killing 200 fellow classmates.
Celebrity birthdays
November 19, 2005
Talk show host Larry King is 72. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 63. Actress Meg Ryan is 44. Actress-director Jodie Foster is 43. Broadcasting and sports mogul Ted Turner is 67.
ABC is just wild about ‘Harry’
November 19, 2005
“Harry Potter” is everywhere, on virtually every screen in America. Even yours. Daniel Radcliffe stars in the 2002 “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (7 p.m. today, ABC).
Best Bets
November 19, 2005
 
Hinrich, Collison square off
Bulls guard outscores former classmate, but Sonics prevail
November 19, 2005
Ray Allen scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half to help the Seattle SuperSonics rally for a 98-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Bama-Auburn tops big day for Top 25
November 19, 2005
Floridian Mike Shula got a quick Iron Bowl lesson when he arrived two decades ago at Alabama as a player.
Kansas jobless rate steady in October
November 19, 2005
The state’s unemployment rate remained at 5 percent in October, despite the addition of nearly 11,000 jobs, Kansas officials said Friday.
Company’s goal: Free Internet downtown
Nonprofit group seeks $30,000 to make area a wireless hotspot
November 19, 2005
A Lawrence-based nonprofit Internet company is seeking to raise $30,000 to make all of downtown Lawrence a wireless Internet zone that would allow people to access the Web for free.
Madonna loses plagiarism case
November 19, 2005
A little-known Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna on Friday, leading a local court to ban the megastar’s song “Frozen” from sale or broadcast in the country.
Cisco Systems buying Scientific-Atlanta Inc.
November 19, 2005
Betting that video will drive the future of networking, Cisco Systems Inc. agreed Friday to buy the cable television technology company Scientific-Atlanta Inc. in a $6.9 billion deal that would create a one-stop shop for sending TV over the Internet.
Area farmers to vote for FSA committee
November 19, 2005
Mail-in polls are open for a seat on the Douglas County Committee for the Farm Service Agency, which administers farm programs in the area.
Pancho’s closure makes room at Malls
November 19, 2005
Moves at The Malls Shopping Center will allow for the expansion of Rent-A-Center and the relocation of Oriental Supermarket.
Commodities
November 19, 2005
 
Kansas State’s Snyder focused on ‘Cats’ finale
November 19, 2005
The talk of a legacy will have to wait. Bill Snyder has one more game to coach, even if it is in a stadium that will bear his name from now on.
Kansas high school football scores for Nov. 18
November 19, 2005
 
Kettle campaign kicks off today
Local, national charities worry about effects of ‘donor fatigue’
November 19, 2005
Wesley Dalberg, administrator for the Salvation Army’s Lawrence operations, has a new sentiment he’s spreading this holiday season: Don’t quit now.
Stock markets close at four-year highs
November 19, 2005
A late rebound gave Wall Street modest gains Friday as two acquisitions and upbeat earnings from Hewlett-Packard Co. helped lift the major indexes to four-year highs. The major indexes had their fourth straight winning week.
Clinton: Iraq debate should be free of personal attacks
November 19, 2005
Former President Clinton said Friday that the debate between Republicans and Democrats about the Iraq war should go on - without personal attacks.
Godless acts?
November 19, 2005
To the editor: The fight over teaching creationism - sorry, intelligent design - in our schools is over, and the people who are convinced that they have a direct line to God and therefore the right to dictate how or what we must all believe and think have won.
Which is it?
November 19, 2005
To the editor: Let me see if I’ve got this straight. In an article on page 4A of the Nov. 16 Lawrence Journal-World, the Bush administration threatened to veto a defense spending bill passed by the Senate 98-0, “because it includes a prohibition against cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees.”
Local voices; KU’s Comanche a symbol of historic shift
November 19, 2005
On June 25, 1876, a horse from the Seventh U.S. Cavalry lay wounded amid the dead bodies and smoke in the valley of the Little Bighorn River, Dakota Territory. The horse, named Comanche, belonged to one of the dead soldiers, Captain Myles Keogh, who had bought him in Kansas for $90.
Public’s thirst for news still alive and well
November 19, 2005
It was the week after the storm and Biloxi, Miss., was a wilderness.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 19, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 19, 1905: “The finishing touches are now being put on the YMCA building and the large structure will be ready for occupation the first part of next week.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 19, 2005
The Baldwin Woods, located two miles north of Baldwin, were designated as a national natural resource by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The 260-acre forest was owned by the Kansas University Endowment Association and several private citizens.
Repair responsibly
The state can’t afford to allow the deterioration of university buildings to continue.
November 19, 2005
Paying additional taxes to address long-overdue maintenance for state-owned buildings isn’t a pleasant prospect, but it is preferable to the alternative of allowing the deterioration of those buildings to continue unchecked.
Chirac meets youths from disadvantaged neighborhoods
November 19, 2005
President Jacques Chirac met Friday with a group of successful young entrepreneurs from the low-income neighborhoods where rioting broke out, targeting the roots of France’s worst civic unrest in decades.
Congress approves more borrowing for flood insurance
November 19, 2005
The federal flood insurance agency, currently broke because of hurricane-related claims, will be able to resume payments to flood victims following a vote by Congress to increase its borrowing powers.
Second inmate from prison escape caught
November 19, 2005
The second of two inmates who used a homemade grappling hook to escape from prison was captured Friday after four days on the run, and Gov. Tom Vilsack suspended at least one state employee in connection with the breakout.
Police say video shows teen’s plans to kill
November 19, 2005
An 18-year-old man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and killing her parents was videotaped discussing plans to conduct an armed raid on another family’s home and kill people inside, according to court documents released Friday.
Patriot Act renewal stalls
November 19, 2005
Congress slowed the renewal of a central part of the administration’s war on terror Friday amid a standoff over how long to extend the USA Patriot Act and a filibuster threat by senators opposed to new powers it would grant the FBI.
GOP moves against Democrats’ call for withdrawal
November 19, 2005
House Republicans maneuvered for swift rejection Friday of any notion of immediately pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, sparking a nasty, sometimes personal debate over the war and a Democratic lawmaker’s own call for withdrawal.
Taff associate pleads guilty in fraud case
November 19, 2005
A Leawood man pleaded guilty Friday to helping a former congressional candidate fraudulently obtain a mortgage.
Man avoids death penalty in drug killing
November 19, 2005
A man accused of ordering three enforcers from a Colombian cocaine cartel to kill a drug dealer and his nephew has avoided the death penalty handed down to two co-defendants.
Lawrence salon raises funds for WTCS
November 19, 2005
The Lawrence Beauty Brands Salon, Spa and Superstore has raised $1,738 as part of its “It Takes Guts” campaign to help end domestic violence. Proceeds will go to Women’s Transitional Care Services.
Comedy auditions scheduled for theater
November 19, 2005
Lawrence Community Theatre will have auditions for “Beau Jest,” a comedy by James Sherman, at 7 p.m. Nov. 27-28 at the theater, 1501 N.H.
Keillor: Splitting from the haute cuisine scene
November 19, 2005
The pleasure of fine dining has pretty much worn off for me, I must admit. I realized this the other day when I sat in a French-type restaurant and gazed at the menu and felt a craving for a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of chili. Not a gourmet chili made from beans imported from Chile but the kind that comes in a can, thank you very much. The kind you used to get at Woolworth’s lunch counter.
Faith briefs
November 19, 2005
 
Family relationships can defy scientific study
November 19, 2005
What does behavioral research tell us about the best way to raise children? Have scientific studies spelled out what works and what doesn’t, especially regarding how to discipline properly?
4-H News
November 19, 2005
 
Scouting News
November 19, 2005
 
Club News
November 19, 2005
 
Asian leaders call for vigilance as bird flu spreads in China’s poultry
November 19, 2005
China said Friday that bird flu is spreading among its poultry flocks despite mammoth efforts to control the disease, while leaders at an Asia-Pacific summit warned that greater vigilance is needed to prevent more human infections.
Ebony and Ivory to perform at series
November 19, 2005
Ebony and Ivory, a musical duo featuring Fred Jacobowitz and Andrew Gilpin, will make their first appearance in Baldwin with a 7:30 p.m. performance today at Rice Auditorium as part of Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series.
Palestinians postpone primaries for ruling party
November 19, 2005
The ruling Palestinian party, Fatah, failed to hold primaries Friday, blaming infighting and extortion attempts by militants.
Hard-liner gets close win in presidential race
November 19, 2005
President-elect Mahinda Rajapakse vowed Friday to use his narrow victory at the polls to revive stalled peace talks by meeting the secretive leader of the rebel Tamil Tigers, whose boycott of the vote ensured his triumph.
Two bombs discovered planted outside banks
November 19, 2005
Two bombs were planted Friday at branches of a Spanish-owned bank on the outskirts of Mexico City, the latest in a series of attacks against foreign financial institutions in recent years. One bomb failed to detonate and the other caused no injuries.
Dances all over the map at KU fall concerts
November 19, 2005
Swirls of color, sound and movement marked the University Dance Company’s fall concerts Thursday and Friday at the Lied Center, featuring choreography by Kansas University faculty, a guest choreographer and a graduating senior.
U.N. atomic agency: Iran received nuclear designs off black market
November 19, 2005
The U.N. atomic watchdog agency revealed Friday that Iran received black market nuclear designs that diplomats say appear to be blueprints for the core of a nuclear warhead - a finding expected to be used by Washington and its allies in their push to have Tehran referred to the U.N. Security Council.
Suicide attacks on mosques, hotel kill scores in Iraq
November 19, 2005
For the second time in a month, Western journalists were a target. And for the second time, the attack failed.
Oprah’s support pays off for Nordstrom
November 19, 2005
Oprah Winfrey gave women and Nordstrom stores everywhere a lift this week.
Vatican official says intelligent design doesn’t belong in science classes
November 19, 2005
The Vatican’s chief astronomer said Friday that “intelligent design” isn’t science and doesn’t belong in science class, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.
Carolina long way from title team
This year’s Tar Heels not even ranked in preseason Top 25
November 19, 2005
Quentin Thomas tried not to think about where North Carolina would be ranked coming off an NCAA championship and the remarkable postseason exodus that followed.
One year after brawl, league still feels effects
November 19, 2005
Millions of dollars were lost, reputations were tainted, and the NBA was shaken on Nov. 19, 2004, when the Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and fans were involved in perhaps the worst brawl in U.S. sports history.
Kaun’t be stopped
Sophomore leads KU to victory
November 19, 2005
Sasha Kaun shakes hands with reporters before they ask him all sorts of penetrating questions. He laughs at jokes that, in truth, may not be all that funny.
Simons: U.S. must get serious about its energy independence
November 19, 2005
The debate on the reasons the United States became engaged in the Iraq war and, to a lesser extent, the Afghanistan war is heating up in Washington with Democrats using every opportunity and every argument to try to damage the Bush presidency.
OSU shooting for bowl berth
November 19, 2005
Oklahoma State still has a chance to play in a bowl game this season. That goal is out of Baylor’s reach for the 11th straight year.
Road to nowhere may be going places
Congress gives SLT $1.5M jump-start
November 19, 2005
Efforts to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway have been given a $1.5 million boost by federal lawmakers.
Tamiflu is safe, FDA asserts
November 19, 2005
Tamiflu is a safe and effective treatment for the flu, federal health advisers said Friday, finding no direct link between the drug and the deaths of 12 Japanese children.
Around and about
November 19, 2005
 
Tech summit ends with Internet control in question
November 19, 2005
The United States, in a fit of bravado and confident smiles, claimed victory this week in the contest to keep control of the computers crucial for directing Internet traffic.
Al-Qaida: Wedding was not targeted
November 19, 2005
The Mideast’s most feared terrorist sought Friday to justify a triple suicide bombing on Amman hotels that killed 59 civilians, insisting he did not deliberately target a wedding party and appealing to Muslims to believe that he was not attacking them.
Horoscopes
November 19, 2005
 
Even in Asia, Bush can’t escape Iraq
November 19, 2005
For President Bush, there’s no respite from Iraq. Even traveling in Asia, he’s had to deal with an Iraq rebuff from a friend, South Korea, and with turmoil over his policies back home.
Congress boosts its pay, leaves plenty to do after Thanksgiving
November 19, 2005
The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation.
Here’s the news: Huey Lewis makes Broadway debut
November 19, 2005
in a little over your head, but it feels good anyway. “I pinch myself daily,” says Lewis, whose band blazed up the charts in the 1980s with hits including “The Power of Love,” “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “I Want a New Drug.” The group is still together and plays about 85 shows a year.
Notebook
November 19, 2005
Kansas University freshman Micah Downs suited up but did not play after spraining his left ankle at shootaround. It’s the same ankle that bothered him as far back as late September at Boot Camp.
Tech tumbles in two overtimes
Wake Forest claims 78-73 victory in Hoop Classic
November 19, 2005
Justin Gray started out the night slowly, but hit the big shot when he needed to for Wake Forest.
State Supreme Court justice sworn in
November 19, 2005
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.
Pump patrol
November 19, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.97 at Citgo, at Ninth and Iowa streets, and Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Matthew Limon returning to court on new charge
Prosecutor in sodomy case wants defendant on parole
November 19, 2005
Matthew R. Limon, whose case resulted in the Kansas Supreme Court saying the state can’t punish underage sex more harshly if it involves homosexuals, will be back in court next week on a new charge in the same case.
Robert Blake behind wife’s death, jury says
November 19, 2005
Eight months after Robert Blake was acquitted at a criminal trial of murdering his wife, a civil jury decided Friday the tough-guy actor was behind the slaying, and ordered him to pay her children $30 million in damages.
People and places
November 19, 2005
 
Shrinking finances, health ail seniors
November 19, 2005
My wife and I were blessed to be able to raise and educate our two children. But as difficult as the financial burdens were before retirement with both of us working, we are finding it more difficult now, after retirement, to make ends meet.
Cigarette removal sparks criticism
Author was originally shown on children’s book smoking
November 19, 2005
A recent change in the photo of a well-known children’s book illustrator to remove a cigarette from his hand has drawn criticism from a Kansas City bookstore.
Faith forum
November 19, 2005
How can we give appropriate thanks to God?
Society Calendar
November 19, 2005
 
Military News
November 19, 2005
 
Hawks impressed by LHS ballclub
November 19, 2005
It might have been tough to watch as a Lawrence High Lion. Immediately following Olathe East’s 22-18 victory Friday night in the Class 6A state football playoffs, the Hawks’ student section celebrated by jumping up and down on the field. Quarterback Derek Miller couldn’t stop the tears.
Give thanks
As holiday nears, rising costs for groceries not as bad as feared
November 19, 2005
Stocking the fridge and pantry for a big feast at Thanksgiving is never cheap. But consumers who were braced for steeper costs because of the recent spike in energy prices can relax a little when they head to the supermarket before the holiday.
Counting blessings
Lawrence residents greet holiday with new perspective
November 19, 2005
For some people, Thanksgiving is about more than gorging on a big holiday feast. The things they’ve experienced make being thankful more than just a cliche. For them, giving thanks becomes part of daily life.