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KU vs. Chaminade November Basketball KU vs. Detroit
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Polls
How far do you intend to drive during the Thanksgiving holiday?

Poll results

Response Percent
None. I’m staying home.
 
39%
100 to 350 miles.
 
24%
Up to 50 miles.
 
14%
50 to 100 miles
 
9%
More than 500 miles.
 
8%
350 to 500 miles.
 
3%
Total 518
How will you be spending Thanksgiving?

Poll results

Response Percent
Enjoying family and friends
 
57%
Eating lots of turkey
 
25%
Catching up on sleep
 
12%
Spending extra time practicing
 
4%
Total 71

All stories

Chat with Tom King and Mike Shields about cooking turkeys
November 23, 2005
Lawrence chef and consultant Tom King, along with Journal-World editor Mike Shields, take time out to talk turkey, brine, deep frying and more.
Hoosiers defeat Spartans in final tune-up before the regular season
November 23, 2005
After seeing small turnouts at practice the past few weeks, Hoosiers head coach Steve Gill had every reason to question if his team was ready for action. But to Gill’s delight, the fourth- and fifth-grade Hoosiers not only stuck with the Spartans, they were able to walk away with a nail-biting 26-23 win Tuesday at Langston Hughes Elementary.
Gators, Blue Devils demonstrate solid defense
November 23, 2005
The consolation game of the Hoopsters preseason tournament was a struggle to score points as the defensive-minded Blue Devils and Gators squared off. However, the clutch performance turned in by the Gators’ Madeline Caywood edged the Blue Devils 20-15 on Nov. 15 at Langston Hughes Elementary.
Yellow Jackets’ 10-point first quarter carries them over Hoosiers
November 23, 2005
The sixth- and seventh-grade Yellow Jackets snuck past the Hoosiers to advance in the preseason Hoopster tournament. The Yellow Jackets put up 10 first-quarter points en route to a 27-22 win over the Hoosiers Nov. 14 at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.
Mays drops out of governor’s race
November 23, 2005
House Speaker Doug Mays, a Republican from Topeka, today dropped out of the governor’s race, saying he didn’t want politics to get in the way of work during next year’s legislative session.
Soaring into the 60s today
November 23, 2005
If you’re heading out today to get your Thanksgiving bird and all the fixings, you’ll find partly cloudy skies and temperatures warmer than normal, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Chalmers rebounds
Freshman learns from Arizona game
November 23, 2005
Mario Chalmers did not take a leisurely dip in the ocean or stroll on the beach after his seven-turnover performance against Arizona on Monday at the Maui Invitational.
Wade shows he can take the Heat
November 23, 2005
More talent was supposed to mean less weight on Dwyane Wade’s shoulders this season.
Commentary: Why wouldn’t Marlins leave Florida?
November 23, 2005
We deserve to lose more than Josh Beckett. We deserve to lose this baseball team.
Another Maui owie
Jayhawks flounder against UA
November 23, 2005
Kansas University’s ship is sinking here off the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.
Officials investigating apartment fire
November 23, 2005
A fire that damaged an apartment Tuesday evening is under investigation by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.
Texas court rules tax supporting schools is unconstitutional
November 23, 2005
The Texas Supreme Court declared Tuesday that the property tax system that supports the state’s public schools is unconstitutional, and it gave the Legislature until June 1 to come up with a new way to pay for education.
Sharing at heart of holiday
November 23, 2005
I usually write this column sitting at my desk in my study. The study is my favorite room in my house. It’s crammed with things that are important to me: books, files, pictures, photographs, various objects I’ve acquired over the past 50 or so years.
Team 3 doubles Jayhawks’ score for win
November 23, 2005
With five team members wearing differing styles of sweatbands to help them find the man they are guarding, the second grade Team 3 doubled up the score of the Jayhawks to earn a win. Team 3 beat the Jayhawks 28-14 Saturday at the East Lawrence Center.
Bobcats put on offensive performance against the Dragons
November 23, 2005
The offensive performance of the first-grade Bobcats gave their team a 26-2 victory over the Dragons Saturday at the East Lawrence Center. Bobcats head coach Reenie Stogsdill said she has watched her team get better since the start of the season.
Vatican says sexually active gays unwelcome as priests
November 23, 2005
Reiterating its stand against sexually active gays in the priesthood, the Vatican also says in a new document that men with “transitory” homosexuality must have overcome their sexual tendencies for at least three years before entering the clergy.
Terror suspect Padilla indicted
Attorney general doesn’t say why ‘dirty bomb’ allegations absent from charges
November 23, 2005
Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held in a Navy brig as an enemy combatant for more than three years, was charged Tuesday with being part of a North American terror cell that sent money and recruits overseas to “murder, maim and kidnap.”
Evolution of an American teen idol … to TV producer
November 23, 2005
Producers are lunching. John Wells (“ER”) holds court at a table of five and Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men” ) sits nearby when Shaun Cassidy enters the Warner Bros. studio dining room.
Fliers facing bustling airports
Holiday travelers urged to be prepared, early for flights
November 23, 2005
If you’re flying for the holidays you have lots to think about: what to pack, what to leave behind, what to wear and how early to get to the airport.
Turkey tutorial offers poultry tips
November 23, 2005
Smaller turkeys can be thawed in a microwave oven. Make sure your microwave oven is large enough to hold the turkey especially if the oven has a rotating tray. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for the size of turkey that will fit into your oven. Be sure to remove metal closures, such as the “hock lock,” that holds legs together. Caution: Microwave defrosting is irregular, creating hot spots, which may encourage bacterial growth. Cook the turkey immediately after defrosting. Do not store in the refrigerator for cooking later.
Man charged with allowing girl, 7, to drive
November 23, 2005
An elderly man accused of allowing a 7-year-old girl to drive his pickup has been charged in a two-count complaint.
Possible cure for meth addiction found
November 23, 2005
A common antidepressant, bupropion, can reduce the craving for methamphetamine, providing the possibility of a drug treatment for the powerfully addictive stimulant, according to a study to be published today.
School vending guidelines adopted
Lawrence school rules already limit kinds of beverages allowed
November 23, 2005
For the past seven years, Paula Murrish has served as the food services director for Lawrence public schools.
Horoscopes
November 23, 2005
For Wednesday, Nov. 23
Hogs fresh enough
Tired Arkansas called off pressure
November 23, 2005
A year ago, the Arkansas halfcourt offense was so dreadful that it was part of athletic director Frank Broyles’ decision to tell Stan Heath he had to add a former college head coach to his staff to turn things around.
KU’s Smith honored
November 23, 2005
Kansas University senior Caroline Smith was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team on Tuesday for the second straight season. Smith, a native of Edina, Minn., carries a 3.89 grade-point average while studying Human Biology/Psychology/Pre-Medicine. The forward leaves KU as its all-time leader in points, goals, assists, game-winning goals and shots. At KU, Smith tallied 51 goals and 24 assists and was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Conference selection.
International Thanksgiving encourages togetherness
Students provide entertainment at annual event
November 23, 2005
Eric Mbaka, a Kansas University senior, mingled with some of his friends as he waited for some turkey Tuesday evening at Morning Star Church in Lawrence.
Report: Nearly 6 million children die from hunger
November 23, 2005
Hunger and malnutrition kill nearly 6 million children a year, and more people are malnourished in sub-Saharan Africa this decade than in the 1990s, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.
Voters reject first proposed constitution
November 23, 2005
President Mwai Kibaki conceded defeat Tuesday in Kenya’s first constitutional referendum since independence, a setback to a leader many believe broke his promises to root out the corruption and autocracy that has plagued this east African nation for decades.
First female chancellor faces challenges
November 23, 2005
Conservative Angela Merkel took power Tuesday as Germany’s first female chancellor and its first leader to grow up behind the Iron Curtain, saying the public was eager for the government to get to work after six months of political turmoil.
N. Korean offers details about life in prison camp
November 23, 2005
A former North Korean political prisoner Tuesday offered grim details of life in a communist regime prison camp, saying he saw many inmates die from overwork and starvation.
Newspaper: Blair persuaded Bush not to bomb Al-Jazeera
Civil servant charged with leaking government memo
November 23, 2005
A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that a newspaper said Tuesday suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera.
Investigator searches for proof of CIA prisons
November 23, 2005
The head of an investigation into alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe said Tuesday he was checking 31 suspect planes that landed in Europe in recent years and was trying to acquire satellite images of sites in Romania and Poland.
Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
November 23, 2005
A female teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old student, avoiding prison as part of a plea agreement.
Lawyer: Girl had no role in her parents’ murders
November 23, 2005
A 14-year-old girl who ran off with her boyfriend after he allegedly gunned down her parents did not know that he was going to kill them, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Shuttle program finds cracks in tank’s foam
November 23, 2005
NASA investigators looking into what caused large pieces of foam to break free from Columbia and Discovery have found nine small cracks in the foam of an external fuel tank.
Judge won’t give ruling right away in DeLay case
November 23, 2005
Hoping to regain his post as House majority leader when Congress reconvenes in January, Rep. Tom DeLay asked a judge Tuesday to throw out the campaign-finance case against him.
Turkeys to serve as parade leaders rather than Thanksgiving dinner
November 23, 2005
President Bush spared two turkeys from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, the birds are going to Disneyland.
Jurors reject torture claim
Student convicted of joining al-Qaida, plotting assassination
November 23, 2005
An American Muslim student charged with joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate President Bush was convicted Tuesday on all counts.
Network country specials play it very safe
November 23, 2005
Two major networks celebrate the night before Thanksgiving with country music specials, “Kenny Chesney: Somewhere in the Sun” (7 p.m., ABC) and “Faith Hill: Fireflies” (8 p.m., NBC).
How to Disappear Completely: Trey Anastasio’s new beginning
Musician reflects on his life after Phish
November 23, 2005
In an elevator at the Sony Music offices, two suited men breezily assess a fledgling artist’s demo.
Many offices, services closed for holiday
November 23, 2005
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
Clarification
November 23, 2005
Lawrence elementary school students who live between 1.5 miles and 2.5 miles from school, and junior high students who live between 2 miles and 2.5 miles from school are assessed a fee to ride the school bus. Students in the Lawrence school district must meet these distance qualifications to be eligible for pay-to-ride transportation. A story in Monday’s Journal-World failed to point out these school bus policies.
On the record
November 23, 2005
Lawrence datebook
November 23, 2005
Ford CEO seeks tax incentives
November 23, 2005
The day after General Motors Corp. announced it would slash 30,000 jobs and stop production at 12 plants, Ford Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Ford implored Congress to offer tax incentives that would help keep the sector strong.
Early buyers turn Xbox 360s on eBay
November 23, 2005
Forget day trading - the best way to make a buck this holiday season may be to flip your Xbox 360.
Interstate Bakeries to lay off 450 workers
November 23, 2005
Interstate Bakeries Corp. said Tuesday it would lay off 450 workers as it consolidates operations in three regions across the country.
McDonald’s serves up holiday ‘Arch Cards’
November 23, 2005
McDonald’s is getting into the gifts cards business.
Daily ticker
November 23, 2005
Commodities
November 23, 2005
Fine wines available for under $20
November 23, 2005
When we test wines, we concentrate on bottles that sell for $20 or less, though we also include a few pricier offerings. To increase the odds of finding high-quality wines, we consider those that have consistently garnered praise from others, including some wine publications.
Lawrence advertising agency buys Kansas City firm
November 23, 2005
A Lawrence-based advertising and marketing agency is buying access to some new clients - and an office in Kansas City, Mo.
Notebook
November 23, 2005
Today’s foe, Chaminade, is an NCAA Div. II school with an all-time record of 4-59 in the tournament. The victories have come against Davidson, Providence, Villanova and Stanford. The Silverswords also beat Virginia and Ralph Sampson in a game played in Honolulu.
Camby denies Washington
Denver forward’s block seals win in final seconds
November 23, 2005
Marcus Camby was everywhere Tuesday night, swatting shots into the stands, grabbing rebounds, hitting his trademark jumper from the top of the key.
Aikman, White head Football Hall nominees
November 23, 2005
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, perennial All-Pro defensive end Reggie White and former Chiefs stalwart Derrick Thomas head a list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Officials release BCS bowl candidates
November 23, 2005
Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and UCLA are among the 16 teams under consideration for a spot in the Bowl Championship Series.
Mountain West puts four teams in bowl games
November 23, 2005
TCU, BYU, Utah and Colorado State accepted bowl invitations Tuesday, giving the Mountain West Conference four teams in the postseason.
Iowa State concentrating on Kansas
November 23, 2005
Iowa State is choosing Bill Murray and Chevy Chase over Joel Klatt and Zac Taylor for its on-the-road entertainment.
Baylor rolls to victory
November 23, 2005
Sophia Young had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Baylor extend its winning streak to 24 games with a 92-64 victory Tuesday over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Aldridge powers UT past Iowa
November 23, 2005
LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out, helping No. 2 Texas erase a seven-point halftime deficit to beat No. 18 Iowa, 68-59, Tuesday night in the championship game of the Guardians Classic.
Bison claim another victim
Bucknell upends No. 17 Syracuse
November 23, 2005
First Pitt. Then Kansas. Now Syracuse.
Marlins looking to relocate
Without new stadium, club wants to move
November 23, 2005
The Florida Marlins will look into relocation as early as the 2008 season, after years of unsuccessful attempts to secure a baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.
Ottawa High’s Sachse to run at KU
November 23, 2005
In the end, the creature comforts of home won out for Jack Sachse.
Firebird swimmer Robinson taps Jayhawks
November 23, 2005
Ashley Robinson wasn’t sure Kansas University was the right fit.
Victor, Indians battle past Westminster
November 23, 2005
Pat Victor poured in 17 points, powering Haskell Indian Nations University to a 74-69 women’s basketball victory over Westminster College on Tuesday night.
No. 21 Southwestern drops HINU, 81-69
November 23, 2005
Wacy Weeks poured in 21 points and grabbed six rebounds, but Haskell Indian Nations University couldn’t overcome No. 21 Southwestern in an 81-69 men’s basketball loss Tuesday night at Coffin Complex.
KU women squeak past Detroit
November 23, 2005
Though it only took about two seconds for Detroit guard Lindsey Pasquinzo’s potential game-winning shot to reach the rim Tuesday night, it sure seemed like a whole lot longer.
Keegan: KU lacks killer instinct
November 23, 2005
Kansas University’s basketball team didn’t fly halfway across the world so it could play Chaminade in the dreaded seventh-place game of an eight-team tournament, but that’s exactly what the Jayhawks must do today.
Smarting KU defense hopes to feast on ISU
November 23, 2005
It’s fitting that on the week of Thanksgiving, Kansas University’s football defense is feeling as though it hasn’t eaten in weeks.
Sweet potatoes not just a holiday treat
Staple crop may be meant for more than just Thanksgiving ‘decoration’
November 23, 2005
Say “sweet potatoes,” and most people think of the mushy orange Thanksgiving dish topped with marshmallows. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Crews refurbish aging winged tankers
November 23, 2005
The aging fleet of KC-135 air tankers at McConnell Air Force Base is getting a complete overhaul.
Deliberations in officer’s murder hearings continue
Army investigator gives no timetable for completion
November 23, 2005
An Army investigator continues to deliberate whether a young infantry officer should stand court martial for murder and numerous other crimes.
Focus on Family takes message to N.Y.
November 23, 2005
Focus on the Family plans to distribute 5,000 stress balls during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, part of an effort to reach more people during the holidays with its faith-based advice on everything from eating disorders to depression and sex.
Quiet zone on agenda for traffic commission
November 23, 2005
Lawrence’s Traffic Safety Commission will discuss at its December meeting whether a quiet zone should be established in North Lawrence that would prohibit trains from blowing their whistles through the area.
Large-scale meal deserves spirited desserts
November 23, 2005
As far as I can tell, there are two schools of thought on the issue of Thanksgiving dinner dessert. In one camp are the prudent folk, the models of self-restraint, who believe serving dessert after an ample holiday meal is overkill.
Colorado school district to settle suit over gay student group’s access rights
November 23, 2005
Colorado Springs School District 11 has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of students by the American Civil Liberties Union after the Gay-Straight Alliance group was denied certain privileges at Palmer High School.
Massive windmills ready to spin
Environmentalists, landowners oppose industrial nature of wind farm
November 23, 2005
The 125-foot blades that rotate in the breeze near this southeast Kansas town soon will be generating enough energy to power as many as 42,000 homes each year.
Government effort aims to increase efficiency
November 23, 2005
The state’s top official and representatives from cities and counties signed an agreement Tuesday forming the Kansas Collaborative, which is aimed at increasing government efficiency.
Winterization kits available from state
November 23, 2005
The state is making available more than 10,000 kits to help low-income families winterize their homes.
Legislative panel recommends more monitoring of Medicaid costs
Committee also wants to see expanded health services
November 23, 2005
A legislative committee Tuesday recommended increased monitoring of Medicaid costs and encouraged expanding the availability of health care services in Kansans’ homes and community-based programs.
KU issues alert on computer virus
November 23, 2005
Kansas University’s information services division has sent out an e-mail virus alert urging computer users to delete e-mail messages that claim to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Central Intelligence Agency.
Temporary Oskaloosa superintendent named
November 23, 2005
A retired former Holton school superintendent was named temporary superintendent of the Oskaloosa school district Tuesday night.
Killer sentenced to life in federal prison
November 23, 2005
A Leavenworth man convicted of killing three people and attempting to kill a fourth faces a sentence of life in federal prison after jurors Tuesday spared him the death penalty.
U.S. responds to Iraqis’ calls for withdrawal
November 23, 2005
Responding to a statement by Iraqis recognizing a right of resistance, the State Department on Tuesday said they had endorsed neither terrorism nor violence.
Suicide bomber kills 21 in busy street
Mortar attack targets U.S. ceremony at one of Saddam’s former palaces
November 23, 2005
A suicide car bomber killed 21 people in northern Iraq on Tuesday after insurgents lured police to the scene by shooting an officer, officials said. The U.S. command said three more U.S. soldiers have been killed, pushing the American military death toll for the conflict to 2,100.
British historian charged with denying Holocaust
November 23, 2005
British historian David Irving was charged Tuesday with violating an Austrian law that makes Holocaust denial in this formerly Nazi-ruled nation a crime.
Party’s draft constitution could strengthen military
November 23, 2005
Japan’s ruling party marked its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a proposed constitutional change that could give the nation a more assertive international military presence.
Tests to determine if al-Zarqawi killed in raid
November 23, 2005
Iraq’s foreign minister said tests were under way Monday to determine if the leader of the country’s most feared terror group was killed in a bloody weekend raid, but U.S. officials cast doubt on the notion that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was dead.
Rice announces accord designed to unify Bosnia
November 23, 2005
Leaders of Bosnia’s three major ethnic groups have reached an accord designed to unify the Balkan country by remaking the government’s constitution a decade after a bloody civil war.
Family: Victim drew pistol before being shot
November 23, 2005
The father of the man most seriously wounded in a shooting rampage at a shopping mall called his son a hero Tuesday for drawing a pistol and confronting the gunman before being shot.
Unwed teacher fired for pregnancy sues school
November 23, 2005
An unmarried rookie teacher at a Queens parochial school confessed to her principal she was pregnant - and was promptly fired for violating “Catholic morality.”
Toy warnings issued before holidays
November 23, 2005
Though decades of effort have made toys safer, children still choke on balloons, get strangled by yo-yo water balls and suffer hearing damage from loud playthings, a watchdog group warned Tuesday in its annual toy safety survey.
Study: Breast-feeding may help moms avoid diabetes
November 23, 2005
Breast-feeding is thought to protect babies from developing diabetes. Now research suggests it might even help keep their mothers from getting the disease, too.
Koppel bids farewell to fans on final ‘Nightline’ broadcast
November 23, 2005
In an understated farewell Tuesday to the ABC News broadcast he has anchored for more than 25 years, Ted Koppel asked “Nightline” viewers to give his successors a fair break.
Awards show diversity of American music
November 23, 2005
The American Music Awards spread things around Tuesday, with country star Tim McGraw, alternative rockers Green Day, soul stars Destiny’s Child and hip-hop chart toppers Black Eyed Peas each winning two awards.
Cooks talk turkey in online chat
November 23, 2005
Have questions about preparing a turkey and the trimmings for Thanksgiving?
Editor to discuss cancer survivor series
November 23, 2005
Bill Snead, Journal-World senior editor, premieres the first in his series “My Cancer, My Story” and introduces us to cancer survivor Katy Beard tonight on “River City Weekly.”
Fire destroys metal shop building
November 23, 2005
A space heater was blamed for a Monday night fire that heavily damaged a metal shop building at 315 E. Fifth St. in Perry.
Student charged with bringing bomb to school
November 23, 2005
A 15-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after a homemade chemical bomb exploded inside Manhattan High School.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 23, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.94 at several stations:. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
LINK offering free holiday meal for community
November 23, 2005
It will take 35 turkeys, tons of potatoes and a few dozen pies to serve all of Dianne Morgan’s Thanksgiving guests this year.
Puppet teaches preschoolers importance of ‘touching rule’
15-session class focuses on safety
November 23, 2005
A puppet named “Rosie” is teaching local preschoolers an important rule: “No one should touch your private parts except to keep them clean and healthy.”
Falling gas prices put consumers in driver’s seat
30 million Americans to hit road for holiday
November 23, 2005
With gasoline prices dipping to $2 a gallon in Lawrence and elsewhere, AAA officials expect today to be the busiest travel day of the year.
Sebelius to visit Mideast troops
November 23, 2005
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will travel to the Middle East over the Thanksgiving holiday to visit U.S. troops and meet with local military and political leaders, Pentagon and State Department officials said Tuesday.
Murder victim’s husband still suffering from shock
November 23, 2005
Don Bell hasn’t had a chance to grieve. He’s tried to make an appointment with a counselor, he said, but he’s been too busy - talking to detectives, getting his cheek swabbed for DNA and even taking a lie-detector test.
KU official responds to course critics
Provost tries to put class in context; conservatives threaten to attack funding for higher education
November 23, 2005
A Kansas University official tried Tuesday to calm critics of a new religion class that labels intelligent design as “mythology,” but conservatives said they might take aim at the university’s funding.
Lofty goal
November 23, 2005
To the editor: I’m glad to see that there are attorneys like Ms. Woodman and Ms. Cox (“Lawrence attorneys to fight death penalty,” Journal-World, Nov. 21) out there fighting to protect the Constitution.
Free State traffic
November 23, 2005
To the editor: The traffic is bad at Free State High School.
Bernanke brings continuity
November 23, 2005
Ben S. Bernanke will take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve when Alan Greenspan retires at the end of January, a month shy of his 80th birthday.
Liberals to blame
November 23, 2005
To the editor: I read with amusement the recent Saturday Column asking when someone in politics would point out that going into ANWR to drill for oil would be environmentally responsible with today’s technology.
Leap of faith
November 23, 2005
To the editor: In an effort to restore faith to the place some people feel it deserves, intelligent design theory is being proposed as an alternative to Darwinian theory to explain the organization of the universe.
Sad ‘sport’
November 23, 2005
To the editor, The heartbreaking photo in the news of a pit bull with wounds from fighting is saddening and discouraging.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 23, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 23. 1905: “Why are people still asking what is the matter with Kansas? It is much like talking to a man who has recovered from an illness.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 23, 2005
A proposed apartment complex at 2222 Iowa moved a step closer to reality as the city planning commission took added zoning steps to make the project acceptable. Sands Motel Inn Inc. of Kansas City owned the property.
Political strategy is best hope for U.S. exit
November 23, 2005
Should we set a timetable for leaving Iraq?
Energy choices
Despite their critics, wind-driven electrical generators seem to have a place in the nation’s long-term energy strategy.
November 23, 2005
Gasoline prices dropping below $2 a gallon are making local consumers heave a sigh of relief, but while the lower price is a short-term reason to give thanks it doesn’t point to a long-term solution to reducing the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Cheetahs late comeback against Spurs preserves unbeaten record
November 23, 2005
This time the fifth- and sixth-grade Cheetahs had a fight on their hands in order to keep their perfect season intact. The Cheetahs used aggressive defense in order to overcome a six-point Spur halftime lead en route to a 26-16 win Saturday at Langston Hughes Elementary.
Ten Tigers grab lead in final minutes
November 23, 2005
Through three quarters of play, the first-grade Ten Tigers and Heat were deadlocked at 24 points apiece. The Ten Tigers stormed ahead during the final quarter with six points to pull out the 30-26 victory Saturday at the East Lawrence Center.
Experience helps Team 3 come out on top
November 23, 2005
While most teams have a constant mix of new faces, the fourth-grade Team Three has had a jump-start on the rest of the competition because they have been playing together since kindergarten. The cohesiveness formed over the years was evident Saturday as Team Three was led by the strong guard play of Lucas Werner and Hunter Dedloff as they defeated the Mongoose 44-16 on Saturday at Holcom Park Center.