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Shallenburger won’t lead Republicans in 2007
December 4, 2006
Kansas Republican Party Chairman Tim Shallenburger said Monday he will not lead the party next year. “I’m not running again,” said Shallenburger of Baxter Springs. He said he would notify party officials soon in a letter.
New hotlines may be on the way
December 4, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, an examination of the 211 and 311 hotlines that may be brought to Douglas County, Sen. Sam Brownback’s bid for president, and city and county leaders work toward middle ground on subdivion regulations.
Press release: Brownback for President
Filed paperwork to form exploratory committee today
December 4, 2006
Senator Sam Brownback today filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission establishing a presidential exploratory committee. Forming an exploratory committee is the first formal step to run for president of the United States.
Joint committee aims to resolve rural planning differences
City, county have been slow to agree on new regulations
December 4, 2006
City, county have been slow to agree on new regulations.
Brownback takes step toward White House bid
December 4, 2006
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a favorite of the religious right, said Monday he is taking the first step toward launching a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
Leader’s inspiration crosses party lines
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
Ask Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to name his role models for his new responsibilities as the leader of Senate Republicans, and the answer is surprising.
Kansas basketball notebook
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
USC’s Stewart has shot at mark
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
It will take some work, but Lodrick Stewart realistically could finish his career as USC’s all-time three-point shooter.
Florida State hands Florida second loss
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Al Thornton is so important to Florida State that Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton almost feels guilty about it. Still, Hamilton isn’t shy about going to his team’s biggest strength.
Bush blows up for Saints
Rookie has 168 total yards, four TDs in victory
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
Like his father, Reggie Bush was a 49ers fan growing up. Not Sunday. With San Francisco in town, Bush’s father, LaMar Griffin, attended a game in the Louisiana Superdome for the first time since his son turned pro, wearing Bush’s No. 25 Saints jersey. Bush delighted his parents and everyone else wearing black-and-gold, showing like never before that all those electrifying plays he made in high school and college could translate to the NFL.
Wisconsin waxes KU women, 68-41
Jayhawks play ‘soft,’ Henrickson says
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Bonnie Henrickson used the S-word several times Sunday afternoon. That’s S as in soft.
Winter meetings kick off in Florida
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Barry and Manny figure to be mentioned prominently alongside Grumpy and Goofy when baseball’s winter meetings open today at Disney World.
Florida gets BCS nod
Michigan to face USC in Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Florida beat Michigan on Sunday in the only game that mattered. The Gators, who lobbied hard for this victory, were picked to play No. 1 Ohio State for college football’s national championship, ending any chance for the Wolverines to get the rematch they so desired and thought they deserved.
KU football season officially over
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino released a prepared statement Sunday after officially learning that no bowl invited the Jayhawks to play another game this season.
For first time, Stewart twins on opposite sides of court
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Lodrick Stewart tried to remain strong and hold back the tears the day his identical twin brother, Rodrick, packed his belongings and left the University of Southern California for Kansas. He failed. Miserably. “I broke down in practice. For 20 years, we had never been separated,” said Lodrick Stewart, Rodrick’s teammate in grade-school basketball, high school, AAU and college.
Blindsided
Backup QB erases K.C.’s 14-point lead
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
By his 10th birthday, Derek Anderson wore size 17 shoes. On Sunday, those gigantic feet ran the Cleveland Browns to an improbable victory.
School killings up slightly, government study shows
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
At least 21 people were killed at school during the 2004-05 academic year, a slight increase from the year before, the government reported Sunday.
Senator to explore White House run
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said Sunday that he would establish an exploratory committee this week, marking his first formal step in a possible run for the presidency in 2008.
E. coli outbreak sickens at least 15
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
An outbreak of E. coli bacteria has sickened at least 15 people, two seriously, in central New Jersey during the past two weeks, officials said Sunday.
For presidential contenders, Senate will be tough place
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
For senators with presidential aspirations, 2007 looms like a potential minefield. The schedule alone is a career-enhancement hazard.
High winds drive wildfires threatening homes
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
A brush fire driven by powerful Santa Ana winds destroyed five homes and threatened hundreds of others Sunday in the canyons and hills surrounding this Southern California bedroom community.
Top Iraqi Shiite leader to meet with Bush at White House
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush will hold an Oval Office meeting with a key Iraqi Shiite leader today amid a scramble to bolster the strife-torn nation’s unity government before it collapses in civil war.
Volunteer center offers holiday aid brochure
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center has published its annual “How to Help at the Holidays” brochure to provide information on how volunteers may assist charitable organizations. It includes adopt-a-family and adopt-a-child holiday programs and how to volunteer or contribute to free holiday meals.
Lawrence Datebook
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
People in the news
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Prison Break’ actor’s SUV crashes, killing 1 teen ¢ Dreyfuss wants to improve school civics curriculum ¢ Jean urges countrymen to ‘build a new Haiti’
Feet,’ ‘Royale’ repeat as top weekend box-office draws
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
A dancing penguin and the world’s deadliest spy have settled in for a long stay at the top of the box office.
Stars in arts honored for career achievements
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
From Hollywood to Dollywood, Motown to Broadway, a select group of stars from the film, stage and music worlds received recognition on Sunday for a lifetime of achievement in the performing arts.
5 years after 9/11, mail keeps coming
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
It’s the kind of holiday mail that might have been tossed aside, discarded like any other piece of junk mail: a special offer for a facial at a local spa. Only the address on the letter no longer exists. And the woman the letter is addressed to died more than five years ago in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Pediatricians want Congress to crack down on unhealthy ads
Doctors say commercials contribute to eating disorders, alcohol use, teen sex
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Inappropriate advertising contributes to many kids’ ills, from obesity to anorexia, to drinking booze and having sex too soon, and Congress should crack down on it, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
With new laws, DUI device will be harder to blow off
State tightens requirements for ignition interlock equipment
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s about the size of a cell phone. It makes beeping sounds, has buttons on the front and plugs into a vehicle’s dashboard. But instead of an antenna on top, this device has a tube that a driver must blow into before turning the ignition key. If the driver’s blood-alcohol level is above a certain limit, the car won’t start.
Health Care Access sees disturbing patient trend
Delays in seeking treatment bring increase in advanced, chronic illnesses
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
The stories didn’t used to be like this. Nikki King, executive director of the city’s largest medical clinic for the uninsured, tells stories about a 30-year-old man who had his arm amputated because of diabetes, about patients who come in with advanced-stage cancers with little time to live, and about the long string of people afflicted with hypertension, depression or other chronic illnesses.
Ex-dictator Pinochet suffers heart attack
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Gen. Augusto Pinochet, whose 17-year dictatorship carried out thousands of political killings and widespread torture, was fighting for his life in a Chilean hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack. But doctors said his condition was improving after an emergency procedure to restore blood flow to his heart.
New president cuts his own salary
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Newly sworn-in president Felipe Calderon decreed a 10 percent pay cut for himself and his cabinet members on Sunday, echoing a central campaign promise of the leftist rival he beat by a razor-thin margin.
Saddam lawyers appeal death sentence
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Lawyers for Saddam Hussein on Sunday formally appealed the death sentence handed down against the former president last month by an Iraqi court.
Chavez re-elected president
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
President Hugo Chavez won re-election by a wide margin Sunday, giving the firebrand leftist six more years to redistribute Venezuela’s vast oil wealth to the poor and press his campaign to counter U.S. influence in Latin America and beyond.
Red Cross fears more than 1,000 may have died in typhoon
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
The Red Cross estimated Sunday that up to 1,000 people may have died in the typhoon that unleashed walls of black mud on entire villages in the Philippines. The country’s president declared a state of national calamity.
Coup fears abound in Fiji
Troops disarm police compound
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
Troops in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji moved in on at least two police compounds Monday and removed weapons from one of them, raising fears the military was acting on its threats to overthrow the government.
Lawmaker: Business disregards disclosure law
New AG says he’ll investigate New Jersey floral company’s local ads
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
A New Jersey flower business that prompted a Kansas law banning out-of-town companies from presenting themselves as hometown businesses is still listed in telephone books across the state under such names as Derby Florist, Florist of Haysville and Florist in Wellington.
To rat-out or not to rat-out
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q & A with Kate Wendleton & Dale Dauten.
Kansas Farm Bureau donates to FFA
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kansas Farm Bureau is donating $10,000 to the Kansas FFA Foundation to sponsor the State Star in Ag Placement award, individual chapter grants and financing for teacher mentoring.
Chiropractor offers Toys for Tots event
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Chiropractic Experience: A Creating Wellness Center this week will be offering new patient assessments and massages in exchange for donations of toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season.
Chamber to welcome new board members
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors will have nine new members for 2007.
Fond memories fill Cordley celebration
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s not just kids who make a lot of noise at Cordley School. At least on Sunday, about 200 adults did too as they gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the school, 1837 Vt. Most were making noise sharing old memories.
Art auction takes creative aim at AIDS
Douglas County project hopes to raise money, awareness
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
When it comes to AIDS, it is not the 1980s nor 1990s anymore, when the syndrome was a top-of-mind issue for millions of Americans. “I think the issue nationally has gone under the radar for a few years now, but we need to remind people that it is still a pressing problem,” said Kristin Brumm, executive director of the Douglas County AIDS Project.
Expansion in services means growth for UPS
Shipping giant now assembling orders for corporate customers
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
The conveyor belts, nearly 22 miles of them, merge into a single thrumming blur. And the pace of overnight package movement during the 5 p.m.-to-11 p.m. Twilight Sort, which already was difficult to imagine, shifts to another level entirely.
KDHE completes Black Jack site cleanup
Archeological survey at historic battlefield near Baldwin City finds few artifacts
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
An environmental cleanup recently completed at Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin City resulted in the removal of 500 tons of trash and about 2,000 tires, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Holiday Vespers a harmonious tradition
Seasonal tunes shine at KU’s annual musical event
December 4, 2006
Sometimes, the holidays hit you like a loud brass fanfare. Say, for instance, the shopping rush on the morning after Thanksgiving.
Disease no damper at bison sale
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
Duane Panek was concerned recent media coverage of a disease that killed more than 40 buffalo at the state-owned Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Wichita might affect how much his nine animals would fetch at a Salina auction.
Corkins replacement likely to have school credentials
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
The search for an anti-Corkins has begun. Education Commissioner Bob Corkins resigned last month after 13 tumultuous months on the job, cleaning out his office the day before Thanksgiving. His departure saved the Kansas State Board of Education the effort of firing him when two new, less conservative members take office Jan. 8.
Party etiquette: Invitations, hostess gifts, thank-yous and more
December 4, 2006 in print edition on D2
Being a guest does not just mean showing up and chowing down. It requires graciousness, conviviality and an appreciation that someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to entertain you. So, behave.
Odd Hospitality guide humorous, handy
December 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
Those unfamiliar with author/performer Amy Sedaris’ oddball sense of humor might be taken aback by a primer on how to cremate a pet in her new hospitality guide, “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.”
Reinventing the little black dress
Heading to a slew of holiday parties? Accessories can make this wardrobe essential look brand new every time
December 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
It’s the holidays. You have gifts to buy, menus to plan, guest rooms to tidy. The last thing you need is wardrobe stress.
Gay agenda
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I wish to commend the voters in more than 20 states who have had the moral courage and common sense to pass changes to their state constitutions prohibiting same-sex marriage.
Snow welcome
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I was very disappointed with Friday’s article concerning the missed snow. We did not “dodge a bullet.” Eight inches of snow is not a “bullet.”
Retirement tips
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In answer to Mr. Vaughan’s Nov. 28 letter, I have some suggestions. First, before you retire, pay off your mortgage.
Time is up
County officials are growing testy. It’s time for city and county commissioners to resolve their differences on a new rural development policy.
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
Dissolving the longstanding city-county planning partnership may be a useful threat to get the attention of city officials, but it would be very poor policy for Douglas County and its residents.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 4, 1906: “The city council has ordered two miles of new paving for the city in 1907 with Kentucky and Connecticut the major sectors.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
Baker University President James E. Doty presented plans for a $4 million building and reconstruction program to the university’s board of trustees.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
About 50 local construction workers from nine companies joined forces and poured the foundation for the new Penn House building at 1035 Pa. Work was to continue through the weekend on a “building blitz” to provide new quarters for the local agency.
U.N. leader’s parting thoughts
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
The melancholy of a decade of might-have-beens mixes with a deep fear of what might yet be as Kofi Annan prepares to leave his 38th-floor global pulpit at the U.N.
National Guard band deploys to state, military, civilian events
December 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
When members of a Kansas Army National Guard unit were welcomed home from Iraq last month, they marched into Topeka’s Kansas Expocentre to the cheers of 3,000 people and music played by the Guard’s 35th Infantry Division band.
Eagles QB Garcia building resume
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
Jeff Garcia has the perfect opportunity to showcase his skills for a future employer.
Youthful spirit abundant at party
Bromelsick trust funds annual county event
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Forget the eggnog, cheeseballs and mistletoe: At this Christmas party, cotton candy, soda and a giant slippery slide were the big hits. No, this wasn’t your neighbor’s ordinary holiday party. It was the 55th annual Bromelsick Christmas Party for Douglas County youths in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H clubs.
Clinton Cross Country challenge Results
December 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Events calendar
December 4, 2006 in print edition on D2
Horoscopes
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Monday, Dec. 4
N-word carries history of hate
December 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
The N-word has had few friends better than comedian Paul Mooney.