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Eighty-nine sheriffs endorse Kline
November 21, 2005
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline announced endorsements from 89 sheriffs in his bid for a second term.
Sunshine makes a return
November 21, 2005
Say goodbye to the weekend’s drizzly, gray skies and pull out the shades. “Sunshine returns to Lawrence today,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “It looks like a nice start to the work week.”
KU swimmers third at Minnesota Invite
November 21, 2005
Kansas University placed third and set three school records at the Minnesota Invite.
Bush, Rumsfeld take on war critics
Defense secretary: Pulling out troops would strengthen terrorists’ hand
November 21, 2005
President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld took on congressional critics of their Iraq war policy Sunday, saying that U.S. troops would remain until the Baghdad government was ready to take charge and that those calling for a hasty withdrawal were jeopardizing the safety of Americans abroad and at home.
Recycling proceeds donated to center
November 21, 2005
Cans for the Community recently contributed $500 to Ballard Community Services.
Shoe love pumps up sales
November 21, 2005
Sometimes you’ve just got to forget all your troubles and buy some shoes.
School misses chance to teach a lesson
November 21, 2005
They don’t shake hands anymore in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
Horoscopes
November 21, 2005
For Monday, Nov. 21
LSU, Penn State move up in football poll
November 21, 2005
LSU and Penn State each moved up a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 football rankings, taking advantage of Miami’s loss to move behind unbeaten Southern California and Texas.
Kansas women cruise
Jayhawks open season with 77-53 victory
November 21, 2005
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson said her mother still had the button and wouldn’t let go of the phrase.
Report: Texas may have executed wrong man
November 21, 2005
A decade after Ruben Cantu was executed for capital murder, the only witness to the crime is recanting and his co-defendant says Cantu, then 17, wasn’t even with him that night.
Stinson powers ISU
Ailing Cyclone keys 101-82 victory
November 21, 2005
Curtis Stinson ignored an injured back and turned in a career-best performance.
Analysis: Board’s actions show majority question educators’ attitude
Not all Kansans dismissive of conservatives’ pursuits
November 21, 2005
The dust storm around the State Board of Education these days isn’t really about evolution, sex education, a top administrator’s credentials, the books assigned in classes or school vouchers.
Republican Party lacking unity, direction
November 21, 2005
What’s happened to the Republicans? After running the federal government with unprecedented discipline and unity for five years, they’re falling apart.
Play discusses seriousness of post-traumatic stress
November 21, 2005
Kevin Lucey knew Sunday afternoon would be emotional for him as he sat in a small Kansas University theater in Murphy Hall. But it turned out to be a little more emotional than he was expecting.
Study: New Hampshire most miserly state
November 21, 2005
New Englanders remain among the most tightfisted in the country when it comes to charitable giving while Bible Belt residents are among the most generous, according to an annual index.
Rumsfeld says he was not Woodward’s source
November 21, 2005
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Sunday added his name to the list of senior Bush administration officials who say they were not the source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that administration critic Joseph Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA.
Firefighters battle blaze as hot, dry wind returns
November 21, 2005
The hot, dry Santa Ana wind blew strongly again Sunday while firefighters battled a 3,700-acre wildfire that had burned through rough terrain above Ventura.
Gunman surrenders after taking hostages at mall
November 21, 2005
A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping mall Sunday, wounding at least six people and taking three others hostage in a music store before he surrendered to a SWAT team, authorities said.
Health secretary: Flu vaccine supplies inadequate
November 21, 2005
The U.S. is unprepared for the next flu pandemic, lacking the manufacturing capacity to provide 300 million doses of a vaccine for three to five more years, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said Sunday.
Report: Crime rate at schools leveling off
November 21, 2005
One in 20 students was a victim of violence or theft at school in 2003, the government said in a report that shows school crime rates about were half what they were 10 years earlier.
Cross country at NCAAs
November 21, 2005
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team will be in Terre Haute, Ind., today for the NCAA Championships.
Dole Institute accepting World War II photos
November 21, 2005
Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics seeks photos of Kansas World War II veterans to be included in a permanent collection at the institute.
Libertarian to run for insurance commissioner
November 21, 2005
A Lawrence Libertarian has announced his candidacy for Kansas commissioner of insurance.
Holiday party for children planned
November 21, 2005
Kansas University’s Center for Community Outreach seeks volunteers for the annual Children’s Holiday Party, set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Kansas Union Ballroom at Kansas University.
Ryun announces funding for lakes
November 21, 2005
Federal funding for operation and maintenance at two Lawrence-area lakes was recently announced by U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kansas.
Meeting to address avian flu concerns
November 21, 2005
A town hall-style meeting about pandemic influenza and avian flu has been set for Dec. 1 by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Vehicle strikes, kills Ottawa pedestrian
November 21, 2005
An Ottawa man was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Kansas Highway 68 near Ottawa.
Students multitask at ‘high-tech rec’
November 21, 2005
With the click of a mouse, Cassie Pap flips through cable TV channels, her legs pumping away on a recumbent exercise cycle.
Packers seeking revenge against Vikings tonight
November 21, 2005
A month ago, the Vikings seemed to be spiraling out of control and on the verge of losing their season.
Colts, Manning masterful
Indianapolis wins shootout, 45-37, moves to 10-0
November 21, 2005
In a game of pinball offense, Peyton Manning showed he’s still the greatest wizard of them all.
Raptors finally sink teeth in
First-place Heat first prey of young season
November 21, 2005
Life is a lot more enjoyable for the Toronto Raptors now that they’ve finally won a game.
Commentary: Dilfer grouses about playing time
What was supposed to be a sweet day for Cleveland turns sour when quarterback sounds off
November 21, 2005
On a day when the Browns offensive line did not surrender a sack, Trent Dilfer somehow passed himself off as a wounded party.
Smooth, steady Stewart takes title
Veteran wraps up second NASCAR championship
November 21, 2005
Tony Stewart has two championships and a spot in NASCAR history. Both pale in comparison to what he treasures most: earning the respect of his team and colleagues.
Opportunities to help for holidays abound
November 21, 2005
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center has published its annual How to Help at the Holidays brochure. The brochure provides information on how volunteers may assist in different charitable organizations during the holiday season; adopt-a-family and adopt-a-child holiday programs; and how to volunteer or contribute to free holiday community meals.
Correction
November 21, 2005
A brief on page 3B of Sunday’s Journal-World incorrectly stated when the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department would begin offering flu shots. Shots are available beginning today.
On the record
November 21, 2005
Lawrence datebook
November 21, 2005
Former Payless employee sues over inactive alarm
November 21, 2005
A former employee who pressed an alarm button when a robber put a gun to her head and demanded money has sued the company for not telling her the service had been disconnected.
Black farmers fill niche with Ethiopian crop
November 21, 2005
Black farmers in Kansas are experimenting with growing the Ethiopian crop known as teff - a cereal grain popular as an alternative to wheat for gluten-sensitive consumers - as a historical and cultural niche in today’s marketplace.
Prison inmates in Norton refurbish wheelchairs for use overseas
November 21, 2005
Work by inmates at the Norton Correctional Facility will eventually help disabled people across the world.
Cotton awaits Raiders
Tech almost certain to play in Dallas bowl
November 21, 2005
Upon further review, and another review - and another - Texas Tech is the front-runner for a spot in the Cotton Bowl.
Keegan: KU has youth, promise
November 21, 2005
If you can’t daydream on a Maui beach, serenaded by crashing waves as the sun settles into the Pacific for its nightly swim, well then just when can you?
Notebook
November 21, 2005
Kansas freshman Micah Downs practiced Sunday and is expected to play tonight. Downs suffered an ankle sprain prior to Friday’s victory over Idaho State
Official: Pirates released hijacked oil tanker
November 21, 2005
Somali pirates have released an oil tanker that they hijacked a month ago on its way from the United Arab Emirates to South Africa, a maritime official said Sunday.
Violence mars second round of elections
November 21, 2005
Widespread violence marred the second round of Egypt’s parliamentary vote Sunday as opposition supporters and police clashed with knives, metal chains and Molotov cocktails, officials said. At least one person was killed and scores were wounded.
Tropical Storm Gamma weakens into depression
November 21, 2005
Tropical Storm Gamma weakened into a tropical depression Sunday and drifted off Honduras after torrential downpours lashed the Central American coast, killing 14 people
U.N.: Experts developing bird flu warning system
November 21, 2005
Experts are developing a bird flu warning system that maps migratory routes to help alert countries at risk of receiving infected species, U.N. officials said Sunday.
Iran seeks to block inspections if referred to Security Council
November 21, 2005
Raising the stakes before a key vote by the U.N. nuclear agency, lawmakers approved a bill Sunday requiring the government to block inspections of atomic facilities if the agency refers Iran to the Security Council for possible sanctions.
Bush thanks Mongolia for its help in Iraq
November 21, 2005
In the wake of congressional unrest over his war policies, President Bush thanked Mongolia today for standing with him in Iraq and compared the struggle against Islamic radicalism to this country’s battle against communism.
Casino proposal on table in rural, Mennonite county
November 21, 2005
The town of Hillsboro in central Kansas does not have a movie theater. It doesn’t have a liquor store, though every now and again someone makes an attempt to reopen the mostly shuttered downtown bar. One of the city’s two grocery stores sells beer now, but that’s a recent development.
Administrators ask state to pay so fewer must walk to school
November 21, 2005
In the past 40 years a lot has changed in Kansas. Highways and intersections are busier, many new residential areas don’t have sidewalks and some neighborhoods simply aren’t as safe. That can be a problem for children walking to and from school.
Sharon reportedly plans to quit Likud to form new party
November 21, 2005
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took back the initiative from the rejuvenated Labor Party, quitting the Likud Party he himself founded in 1973 and striking out on his own - a daring pre-emptive strike before elections set for days after his 78th birthday.
Panda viewing tickets available starting today
November 21, 2005
Free, timed-entry tickets to see the National Zoo’s giant panda cub next month will be available today, starting at 9 a.m., on the zoo’s Web site.
Ranking names Camden as most dangerous city
November 21, 2005
For the second year in a row, Camden, N.J., has been named the nation’s most dangerous, according to a company’s annual ranking based on crime statistics.
NASA orbiter reaches halfway point in its mission to further study Mars
November 21, 2005
A NASA spacecraft is halfway toward Mars where it is expected to collect more data on the Red Planet than all previous Martian explorations combined.
32 U.S. students to study at Oxford as Rhodes scholars
November 21, 2005
A student who was shot four times while promoting democracy in Iraq and a senior who is writing her thesis on vampires and blood contagion in 19th-century literature were among 32 Americans selected Sunday as Rhodes Scholars for 2006.
People in the news
November 21, 2005
¢ Muhammad Ali Center dedicated in Louisville ¢ Singer reschedules Australian tour after fighting cancer ¢ Usher offers dating tips, sizes up rap competition ¢ Actor returns to Broadway as ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrel’ ¢ Producer: Seeing stars’ budding romance was a gift
Pro video gamer travels world to compete
November 21, 2005
Johnathan Wendel’s blue eyes stare raptly at the computer screen, his long, thin fingers gliding the mouse side to side as he moves through dark corridors of a video game where a lethal opponent lurks. Before long, seemingly without effort, he has annihilated his foe.
Finding a way home
November 21, 2005
Their faces come in all colors.
Lawrence attorneys to fight death penalty
November 21, 2005
Two lawyers who live in Lawrence will go before the U.S. Supreme Court next month to argue that Kansas’ death-penalty law is unconstitutional.
Al-Qaida in Iraq leader’s fate uncertain in deadly raid
November 21, 2005
U.S. and Iraqi forces acting on a tip about an al-Qaida cell stormed a house in a middle-class neighborhood of Mosul and, after a six-hour clash, all eight people inside were dead - including three who killed themselves with vest bombs, a police general said Sunday. Four Iraqi police also died.
Delve into the intuitive ‘Mind’ of Tori Spelling
November 21, 2005
Remember when private eyes lived by their wits? When detectives used weapons like logic, observation, psychology and deduction?
The week ahead
November 21, 2005
Sales jobs may fit former teachers
November 21, 2005
Years ago I did a project for Newsday working with people who wanted to find their dream jobs.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 21, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 21. 1905: “The university band is putting on finishing touches before its trip to Kansas City to play at the Kansas-Missouri football game later this year and the music sounds very good.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 21, 2005
As of the coming fall, the Kansas University Graduate School planned to put most of its financial aid dollars into a new four-year package, called the Honors Fellowship Program - a new approach to aid for the school.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 21, 2005
Despite efforts by numerous local officials to raise Lawrence’s count in the 1980 federal census, the latest figures released by the Bureau of Census were still far short of what city and county leaders had expected. And federal officials said they expected little change in the totals - 52,003 for Lawrence and 66,949 for Douglas County.
Weighty find
November 21, 2005
To the editor: “Enormous meteorite found on Kansas farmland” (Nov. 12) is unquestionably a spectacular find.
Curfew cause
November 21, 2005
To the editor: Being a teenager, I don’t believe it’s right for the government to set a curfew for me.
Traditions link family to past
November 21, 2005
We are taking my grandmother’s china out for a spin. The plates, cups and saucers, wrapped carefully like ancient artifacts, will make their annual pilgrimage one doorway and one generation down the street from my aunt’s house to my own.
Rude-imentary
We’re surrounded by assassins of civility; how long before we will see any change for the better?
November 21, 2005
Not surprisingly, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that 70 percent of those surveyed think people are snippier and more vulgar than they were 30 years ago. For some who regularly encounter some of the boors and dolts among us, they’re amazed the perceived percentage is not a lot higher.
Military honor
Action is being taken to prevent the likes of Dennis Rader to be buried among people who do not deserve such dishonor.
November 21, 2005
Let’s be thankful that the U.S. Senate has passed a bill, just last week, to keep BTK serial killer Dennis Rader of Kansas and other military veterans convicted of murder from being buried in national cemeteries or given military funeral honors.
Inglewood’s Adams key for UA
Wildcat standout picked Arizona over Kansas
November 21, 2005
Hassan Adams was born and reared in the basketball hotbed of Inglewood, Calif., home of hoops standouts Baron Davis, Byron Scott, Harold Miner, Reggie Theus, Jamal Sampson, Elden Campbell and, oh yes, Paul Pierce.
Into the fire
Cooler gym, hot foe await KU
November 21, 2005
Lahaina Civic Center used to be a good place to watch - but a hazardous building in which to play - a college basketball game. “I just remember it being hot. I think I saw the devil running around in there,” fifth-year Kansas University senior Jeff Hawkins said with a smile.
Johnson sets record; K.C. crushes Houston
Backup’ gains 211 yards in blowout victory
November 21, 2005
Larry Johnson always felt he was too good to be a backup. On Sunday night, he proved it.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 21, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.94 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Guardsman given hero’s welcome
Missing man’ formation honors those killed in Iraq
November 21, 2005
Four small acrobatic planes flew in formation over Lawrence Municipal Airport on Sunday afternoon, discharged smoke and then one by one peeled off in different directions before landing.
Lecompton works to restore history
Building constructed in 1907 deteriorating
November 21, 2005
It was built nearly 100 years ago by a breakaway religious order to serve as their church site, but the Lecompton Community Building could see many more decades of use if city officials and community leaders have their way.
Bloggers inundating Kansas politics
November 21, 2005
The rumor was posted to an anti-U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore blog at 8:44 a.m. on Tuesday. Tim Shallenburger, the Kansas GOP chairman, would resign his post within a week, the Web site proclaimed. The anonymous author didn’t say how he (or she) had uncovered this information.
Sexual predator program under fire by lawmakers
Costly treatment is mandated despite little hope of rehabilitation
November 21, 2005
State officials are trying to come up with a strategy for dealing with what they call “the worst of the worst” criminal offenders - sexual predators.