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Recruit Morningstar starting for Huskies
November 28, 2005
Former Free State High basketball star and Kansas University basketball recruit Brady Morningstar is now starting for the New Hampton Huskies. Morningstar is averaging 17 points a game.
Douglas County will keep paper ballots
November 28, 2005
Douglas County voters will continue to rely on paper ballots to elect their leaders, county commissioners tentatively decided today.
Weather causing traffic accidents
November 28, 2005
Weather conditions appeared to be causing havoc this evening on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence.
Taff pleads guilty to wire fraud
Sentencing to be Feb. 13 for former congressional candidate
11:26 a.m., November 28, 2005 Updated 11:38 p.m.
Adam Taff, the former Republican candidate for Congress, was expected in federal court today to change his plea to charges he illegally used campaign contributions to set up a fraudulent home mortgage.
Blustery and cold, with some flurries
November 28, 2005
Bundle up this morning on your way out - Lawrence is in store for some wintry weather, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Flurries are possible by the midday, lasting through the afternoon,” Schack said. “Our temperatures will be falling throughout the day.”
Weaker TABOR in works
November 28, 2005
It’s being called TABOR lite.
Horoscopes
November 28, 2005
For Monday, Nov. 28
Running water restored to city after toxic spill caused shutdown
November 28, 2005
Running water returned to this northeast city of 3.8 million people Sunday, ending a five-day shutdown blamed on a chemical spill that embarrassed the government and highlighted China’s mounting environmental problems.
Hallman sparks Kansas
Senior guard returns, lifts KU women, 70-65
November 28, 2005
Welcome back, Erica Hallman. And just in the nick of time.
Grantville family still reeling from October’s flash floods
Recovering from storm is daunting
November 28, 2005
Nearly two months after a flash flood chased Bruno and Rosie Balderrama from their home in a boat, a fading orange poster still hangs from their front door.
Marijuana proposal back for review
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
November 28, 2005
City commissioners will consider an ordinance that would make it possible to prosecute first-time marijuana offenses in Municipal Court rather than in Douglas County District Court.
Seahawks win wild one
Feely misses three field goals as Giants fall, 24-21
November 28, 2005
The more the Seahawks tried to hand the game to the Giants, the more Jay Feely kept kicking it back.
Bogus’ call costs Atlanta
Portland scores game-winner after controversial ruling
November 28, 2005
Josh Smith showed off his leaping ability last year by winning the NBA slam-dunk contest, but some still may doubt he can jump so high without help.
Commentary: Time has come for Wolves to deal
Garnett should be shipped; here are some possibilities for Minnesota to consider
November 28, 2005
Trading Kevin Garnett. It’s almost one of those unthinkable transactions. The kind that, if you’re a Minnesota sports fan, would make you lose faith in the entire concept of organized games.
A crime for all time
KU student who killed family one of state’s last executions
November 28, 2005
He was known as a mild-mannered, sophomore zoology major who played the bassoon in the Kansas University band. But in 1958, while he was home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 18-year-old Lowell Lee Andrews shot and killed his parents and his older sister.
Influx of Asians triggers new ‘white flight’
November 28, 2005
Perhaps you remember white flight.
Exploring body and beingness
November 28, 2005
Recent discussions about the body and how it can convey our social and cultural identity make use of the concept of “embodiment.”
Spacecraft to head home after asteroid landing
November 28, 2005
A Japanese spacecraft on an unprecedented mission to bring asteroid material back to Earth was set to start home, an executive of Japan’s space agency, JAXA, said Sunday.
Gondola malfunctions, trapping riders for hours
November 28, 2005
A ski gondola at Canada’s famed Lake Louise resort malfunctioned Sunday, trapping nearly 65 people on board for hours as darkness fell and temperatures dropped below freezing.
Underground mine blast leaves 40 workers dead
November 28, 2005
An explosion at a coal mine in northeastern China left 40 dead and another 138 missing, state media reported today.
Teen accused of killing DEA agent recaptured
November 28, 2005
Honduran police recaptured a 16-year-old boy who was accused of killing a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and had escaped five times in three years from a crumbling prison, an official said Sunday.
Young Palestinians trounce old-timers in primaries
November 28, 2005
Palestinian primaries that replaced the ruling Fatah party’s corruption-tainted old guard with young activists could give it a crucial boost in January parliamentary elections, Palestinian analysts said Sunday.
Earthquake in Iran flattens villages, kills 10 people
November 28, 2005
An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 5.9 shook a sparsely populated area of southern Iran on Sunday, flattening seven villages, killing 10 people and injuring 70, officials and state-run television said. The temblor was felt as far away as Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Priests urge opposition in stem cell debate
November 28, 2005
The battle over embryonic stem cell research moved into the pews Sunday, as Roman Catholic priests across Missouri urged churchgoers to oppose a petition seeking a constitutional amendment that would protect the controversial work.
Pack of dogs mauls 76-year-old to death
November 28, 2005
A pack of six dogs mauled a 76-year-old woman to death as she worked in her yard, authorities said.
Administrators seize student newspaper
November 28, 2005
Copies of a high school’s student newspaper were seized by administrators because the edition contained stories about birth control and tattoos, stirring a First Amendment debate.
Senator suggests Bush use ‘fireside chats’
November 28, 2005
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sunday suggested that President Bush use an FDR-style presentation to update people on progress in the war in Iraq.
Two killed, dozens injured in Greyhound bus crash
November 28, 2005
A Greyhound bus ran off a freeway, overturned and slid at least 100 yards on its side before hitting a tree Sunday, killing a pregnant woman and a man who were aboard, authorities said.
Blizzard conditions slow Thanksgiving travelers
November 28, 2005
The trip home after Thanksgiving was slow going for many travelers Sunday as blizzard conditions wreaked havoc from Colorado to the Midwest.
Time magazine reporter will testify in CIA case
November 28, 2005
A second Time magazine reporter has agreed to cooperate in the CIA leak case and will testify about her discussions with Karl Rove’s attorney, a sign that prosecutors still are exploring charges against the White House aide.
Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels
November 28, 2005
Lawrence Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers to assist with meal delivery. The program provides hot nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled people residing in Lawrence.
On the record
November 28, 2005
Lawrence datebook
November 28, 2005
Two congressmen injured as vehicle overturns
November 28, 2005
A military vehicle carrying three congressmen overturned on the way to the Baghdad airport, injuring two of them, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday.
Saddam Hussein trial resumes today
Eight Sunni Arabs arrested in alleged plot to kill judge
November 28, 2005
Iraqi police arrested eight Sunni Arabs for allegedly plotting to kill the judge who prepared the indictment of Saddam Hussein, authorities said Sunday, the day before the ousted leader’s trial for crimes against humanity resumes.
Shopping fizzles after sales
Analyst: Weekend not as big as retailers had hoped
November 28, 2005
The 2005 holiday shopping season got off to only a modest start during the Thanksgiving weekend as consumers responded initially to aggressive discounting and then retreated.
Crash kills two in group headed for Grand Canyon
November 28, 2005
A van carrying a magazine sales crew on a trip to the Grand Canyon overturned on a busy interstate north of Phoenix Sunday, killing two people and critically injuring five others, authorities said.
Arizona routs Cavs
No. 9 Wildcats snap two-game skid
November 28, 2005
It took Arizona nearly a half to adjust to Virginia’s zone. With the ninth-ranked Wildcats’ talent, that left plenty of time for a runaway. Chris Rodgers matched his season high with 20 points, scoring 15 in the second half of Arizona’s 81-51 victory Sunday night.
FSU latest fixture to fall from Top 25
November 28, 2005
First Oklahoma fell from the Top 25, then Michigan was gone. Tennessee dropped out a month later and now Florida State.
Wilkinson, NU down Redhawks
November 28, 2005
Wes Wilkinson scored a career-high 25 points and had a team-high nine rebounds to lead Nebraska to a 69-54 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.
Stanford clips struggling Tech
Red Raiders suffer third straight loss; Baylor runs winning streak to 26
November 28, 2005
All Candice Wiggins needed at halftime was a little inspiration and a reminder from a teammate about her role as a leader for No. 15 Stanford.
Roethlisberger eager to face Manning
November 28, 2005
When Ben Roethlisberger visits the RCA Dome for the first time tonight, he’ll glimpse at Peyton Manning and try to steal a few tips.
Hornets buzzing about young guards
November 28, 2005
David West understands the assumption. Following an 18-64 season, it’s natural for teams to consider the New Orleans Hornets nothing more than a speed bump.
Funk fantastic at Skins Game
Rookie earns nearly $1 million, others come up empty
November 28, 2005
What a Skins Game it was for Fred Funk, who went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money.
KU football fate: Hurry up, wait
November 28, 2005
With 11 regular-season games done and a Big 12 Conference bowl alignment that has yet to line up, this week will be a game of wait-and-see for Kansas University’s football team.
KU volleyball gets berth into NCAAs
November 28, 2005
Kansas University’s volleyball team is becoming a fixture in the NCAA Tournament.
Even tax foes support porn tax
Anti-tax lawmakers could make exception for X-rated products
November 28, 2005
Several lawmakers who signed a promise to oppose all tax increases say they could support a proposed tax increase on X-rated businesses and products without breaking their word.
Spring-like storms surprising, but no damage reported
November 28, 2005
The weather outside was frightful Sunday, but it was weather more suited for spring than the Thanksgiving-Christmas season.
Eudora rocket team to compete in challenge
November 28, 2005
Eight Eudora High students will compete in this year’s Team America Rocketry Challenge.
Watkins museum plans holiday trip to Abilene
November 28, 2005
The Watkins Community Museum of History is organizing a bus tour to Abilene for Dec. 11.
Kansas ranchers say tagged calves sell for higher prices
Buyers show interest in animals with electronic-identification ear tags
November 28, 2005
Some Kansas ranchers believe calves bearing electronic-identification ear tags are selling for more than untagged calves, and they think those prices will rise.
Take that, Pats
Wesley’s picks, Johnson’s runs power K.C.
November 28, 2005
It’s time for people to start taking notice when Greg Wesley makes bold predictions.
Wood: Cornish, Keith win ‘Woodys’
November 28, 2005
Time for the first annual Woody Awards, a never-to-be prestigious honor for Kansas University football players and their athletic achievements.
Self: Maui losses were Kansas’ gain
November 28, 2005
Precious few college basketball coaches dare risk losing games this early in the season.
People in the news
November 28, 2005
¢ Crowe throws in a few phone jokes while hosting gig ¢ Madonna would like to follow in husband’s career footsteps ¢ Actress: Relationships better on screen than they are off ¢ ‘Laguna Beach’ star, Stewart call off their wedding plans ¢ Prince William finishes work experience in financial district
Gang founder’s death-row fight gains star support
November 28, 2005
Jamie Foxx stepped into the spotlight at his latest movie premiere with more than the usual publicity drill in mind.
Heartland clinic offering flu shots
November 28, 2005
Flu shots are now available through Heartland Medical Clinic, located in Riverfront Plaza, 1 Riverfront Drive.
U.S.-U.N. relations topic of lecture
November 28, 2005
A former United Nations official will be the speaker at the 2005-2006 Kansas University Peace and Conflict Studies lecture.
Vespers program Sunday in Lecompton
November 28, 2005
The traditional Christmas Vespers and open house will be held Sunday at Lecompton’s Territorial Capital Museum.
Musical excellence of district noted
Free State, LHS send large number to honor band, choir
November 28, 2005
Out of the 197 high school students named to this year’s Northeast Kansas District Honor Band, 40 are from Lawrence.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
November 28, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.91 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
High fuel costs projected to slash farm incomes
November 28, 2005
High costs for fertilizer, fuel and irrigation are expected to take a heavy toll on Kansas farmers next year, with agricultural economists projecting net incomes to plummet nearly 37 percent from 2004 for dryland farms across the state.
Kansas has low turnout of young voters
Number participating in 2004 election rose, but not as much as national average
November 28, 2005
More young Kansans voted in the 2004 presidential elections than in 2000, according to a new study, but the state still had one of the lowest voter turnouts among 18- to 25-year-olds in the nation.
City to consider trail project in E. Lawrence
November 28, 2005
A 10-foot wide hike/bike trail surrounded by native plants and grasses should meander through East Lawrence neighborhoods filled with residential housing and neighborhood-friendly businesses.
The week ahead
November 28, 2005
Perspectives differ on job advice
November 28, 2005
How disappointed I was to read your words of advice concerning older workers looking for work. Do you really think that it was encouraging to know that it takes only four weeks longer than anyone else to find a job and how important it is that we ask for less pay?
Workers look for second careers as they face retirement
November 28, 2005
When Bill Donahue opened his boat business three years ago in Annapolis, Md., he joined a growing trend among retiring baby boomers. He turned a part-time hobby into a full-time job.
Bankruptcy judge seeks program to teach credit-card responsibility
November 28, 2005
A federal bankruptcy judge is trying to set up a local program to educate people, particularly young people, about the dangers of credit cards.
Sign and Sing’ helps parents communicate with youngsters
November 28, 2005
The bond between parent and child is a unique one, and being able to communicate is crucial.
Everybody Loves Raymond’ stars visit Monday night television
November 28, 2005
Monday nights used to belong to “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and tonight, two of that show’s biggest stars return to animate the last Monday night of November sweeps.
Hard to trust
November 28, 2005
To the editor: President Bush and Vice President Cheney have been quite busy recently defending the war in Iraq, vowing to “stay the course” until “victory” is achieved.
No conspiracy
November 28, 2005
To the editor: On Nov. 16, Ken Meyer wrote your editorial page complaining about interference from city officials and planners into the affairs of … well, there it becomes unclear.
Rights denied
November 28, 2005
To the editor: After being held in a military jail for three years, without legal representation for much of the time, and being accused of an extremely heinous act, that is, developing a “dirty bomb” designed to disperse radiation over several city blocks, Jose Padilla has finally been charged with (drum roll) traveling overseas to train as a terrorist with the intention of fighting a violent jihad.
Other creation stories deserve respect
November 28, 2005
Whose version of intelligent design is this?
Old home town - 100 years ago today
November 28, 2005
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 28, 1905: “While in Washington attending the convention of the National Association of State Universities, KU Chancellor Frank Strong met President Roosevelt, who had good words for Kansas and Kansas people, the chancellor says.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
November 28, 2005
Long-awaited contracts for Perry Lake work and local flood protection were to be let in the year ahead, according to Army Corps of Engineers officials. That point in progress on the two projects had required long and tedious planning and support from local officials and groups, who were delighted to learn of the probable contract actions.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
November 28, 2005
Kansas University was planning for its annual Christmas Vespers program on Dec. 7. In later years, however, the term “Christmas” was eliminated after a few protests on religious grounds, and the term “KU Vespers” was adopted.
Science credentials
November 28, 2005
To the editor: In regard to the class offered next semester at KU titled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationisms and Other Religious Mythologies,” John Calvert, a lawyer, writes, “People will be misled and buy the lie. But the public is going to see what’s going on. We’re not all fools. Misinformation has a finite life.”
Indiana is wave of the future
November 28, 2005
Indiana likes having the nation’s highest portion of workers - 20 percent - in manufacturing, so five days before Delphi, the Michigan-based automobile parts manufacturer, entered bankruptcy, Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican who believes that
Controversy, harm
Why can’t Kansas officials show more trust in the state’s public school students and teachers?
November 28, 2005
The Chicago Tribune editorially noted the widespread clashes between advocates of evolution and intelligent design and pointed out that in some cases “students and teachers might feel whip-sawed by it all.”