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Elizabeth Stewart chats about weight management
January 4, 2006
KU researcher Stewart discusses healthy ways to manage diets and lose weight after the holidays.
Police seek information in Taco John’s robbery
January 4, 2006
Lawrence Police are asking for the public’s help today in the search for two men who robbed the Taco John’s at 1626 W. 23rd Street early Tuesday morning.
Sunny and breezy today
January 4, 2006
Pull out the sunglasses - mostly clear skies and temperatures warming up to 50 degrees are expected today for the Lawrence area, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Get ready for the sunshine,” Schack said.
K.C. critics tap ‘Munich’ as top film
January 4, 2006
The 40th annual vote of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle honored work ranging from an examination of the 1972 terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics to acting portrayals of a country singer, boxing coach and literary giant.
Reader asks how to store nuts properly
January 4, 2006
Nuts can quickly lose quality if not stored properly. Excessive water loss can lead to shriveled nut meats, and the fats and oils in nuts can quickly spoil, developing an off-flavor or rancid taste.
Cutting religion
January 4, 2006
To the editor: If we are going to separate church and state, let’s do it completely.
Accountable
January 4, 2006
To the editor: Remember the “Axis of Evil”?
Paterno’s kicker finally ends marathon
January 4, 2006
This really was one for the ages.
Only three drunken drivers arrested over New Year’s
Robbery, other incidents keep police busy during weekend
January 4, 2006
Lawrence Police say they are hoping the New Year’s weekend is evidence that constant warnings about the dangers of drinking and driving are sinking in.
Yale twins eager for fieldhouse trip
January 4, 2006
Identical twins Nick and Caleb Holmes, who dominated Kansas high school basketball for three seasons at Olathe South High, will showcase their skills as college players tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.
USC-Texas: It’s finally here, folks
January 4, 2006
Anticipated all season, set up with matching blowouts and relentlessly hyped for the last month, the Rose Bowl everyone’s been waiting for finally is here.
Lobbyist pleads guilty to corruption
Abramoff agrees to cooperate with prosecutors in criminal probe
January 4, 2006
Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who spawned a congressional corruption scandal, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felonies and pledged to cooperate in a criminal probe edging closer to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Sonics fire Weiss, promote Hill
Ex-Kansas University assistant to lead Seattle’s NBA team
January 4, 2006
Former Kansas University basketball assistant Bob Hill will coach the Seattle SuperSonics for at least the remainder of the season. The Sonics on Tuesday fired coach Bob Weiss, who directed the team to a 13-17 record to open the season.
Baldwin boys trip Ottawa
Oskaloosa boys survive McLouth
January 4, 2006
It took two overtimes, but Baldwin (4-1) notched a hard-earned, high-scoring road victory Tuesday night, 82-79, over Ottawa (5-1). Blake Wieden led all scorers with 21.
On the record
January 4, 2006
Liberal values
January 4, 2006
To the editor: In 2005, my husband and I attended three golden wedding anniversary parties among our liberal friends in liberal Lawrence.
Notebook
January 4, 2006
Yale, in New Haven, Conn., has an enrollment of 5,100. Colors are Yale Blue and White. Nicknames are Bulldogs and Elis. The team plays in the Ivy League.
Seven killed in U.S. airstrike on alleged hideout, police say
January 4, 2006
U.S. aircraft bombed a building where suspected insurgents were hiding north of Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding four, Iraqi police said Tuesday.
Blurring the lines
January 4, 2006
To the editor: Another option to resolve the evolution/intelligent design issue, that Patrick Dority (“Messy issue,” Dec. 30) did not consider, is that Kansans may decide to vote out the conservative activist members of the Kansas Board of Education and that the new board will restore the established definition of science to the state educational standards.
Commodities
January 4, 2006
Gadgets make Internet connection
Show to demonstrate devices’ capabilities
January 4, 2006
The time when a camera was just a camera, or a DVD player was just a DVD player, is over.
Textbook views
January 4, 2006
To the editor: I think Jeff Barclay’s letter in the Dec. 26 Journal-World should have had the title “Snow job” rather than the letter below it.
Iran plans to resume nuclear research
January 4, 2006
Iran told the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency Tuesday it planned to resume nuclear fuel research after a 2 1/2-year hiatus, issuing a fresh challenge to Western nations concerned that Tehran is trying to build an atomic weapon.
McGrady, Houston find offense
January 4, 2006
Tracy McGrady matched his season high with 38 points, and the Houston Rockets had a rare offensive outburst, routing the Washington Wizards, 123-111, Tuesday.
Lawrence datebook
January 4, 2006
Manufacturing dips, construction jumps
January 4, 2006
Manufacturing grew at a surprisingly slower pace in December, a month after construction spending jumped due to a pickup in highway and school building as well as projects that may be tied to recovery efforts in states hurt by 2005’s deadly hurricanes.
Dozens feared dead in landslide
January 4, 2006
Landslides triggered by heavy rains swept down on a village on Indonesia’s Java island at dawn today, burying homes beneath tons of mud and leaving dozens of people missing and feared dead, officials said.
Bolivian president-elect meets with Chavez
January 4, 2006
Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales, fresh from a visit with Fidel Castro, launched a world tour Tuesday by joining with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in a denunciation of free-market economics - a sign of the growing relationship among the three leftist leaders.
Crews fighting to contain grass fires flare ups
January 4, 2006
Firefighters chased a grass fire hop-scotching across a northeast Oklahoma town Tuesday, while officials in Texas and New Mexico kept tabs on the wind and several massive wildfires their crews were fighting to contain.
Palestinian election campaign begins
January 4, 2006
Palestinian candidates held a parade led by an actor in a Mickey Mouse costume, sang about the return of Islam and plastered the streets of the West Bank and Gaza with political posters as they kicked off their election campaign Tuesday.
Marines’ lawyers ask court to quash charges
January 4, 2006
Lawyers for four U.S. Marines charged with raping a 22-year-old Filipino woman asked Tuesday that the case be dismissed or suspended.
Dover board rescinds ‘intelligent design’ policy
January 4, 2006
Looks like “intelligent design” has gone extinct in Dover.
Construction alters turnpike lanes
January 4, 2006
Construction work on the Kansas Turnpike between Topeka and Lawrence is causing eastbound lane changes this week.
Activists sue to protect same-sex marriages
January 4, 2006
Gay rights activists sued on Tuesday in an effort to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would put an end to same-sex marriage in Massachusetts.
Four teachers honored by state
January 4, 2006
Four first-year teachers in the area won recognition recently from the state as 2006 Horizon Award recipients.
Lawrencian to serve as acting secretary
January 4, 2006
Kansas Secretary of Aging Pamela Johnson-Betts has announced her retirement.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 4, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 4, 1906: “The board of education met here yesterday and decided that a school savings bank to help pupils learn how to save money is a good idea.”
Old home town - 25 years ago today
January 4, 2006
Among major developments here in 1980 were the opening of the new $3 million city hall, completion of the $8.1 million Clinton Water Treatment Plant, renovation of the 1956 wing of Lawrence Memorial Hospital (containing the health department and Bert Nash Mental Health Center) and renovation of the second-floor area of the Lawrence Senior Center.
Drug confusion
January 4, 2006
To the editor: I’m writing in regard to the Saturday, Dec. 31, letter by Vera De Mott.
Daily ticker
January 4, 2006
Yellow Roadway now YRC Worldwide Inc.
January 4, 2006
Yellow Roadway Corp. has changed its name to YRC Worldwide Inc., the company announced Tuesday.
Governor nominates credit union leader
January 4, 2006
John P. Smith is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ choice to return as Kansas’ credit union administrator.
Eagles boys, girls fall
January 4, 2006
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team fell one bucket short of a second-half comeback Tuesday, falling to Topeka Cair Paravel, 63-61.
Big Brother’ already is us
January 4, 2006
In the novel “1984,” George Orwell imagined a world in which everyone was watched by Big Brother, the symbol of a brutal, totalitarian regime. It has taken another 20 years, but Big Brother has arrived. But with an irony that surely would have moved Orwell to smile, it turns out that Big Brother is us.
Be afraid!
If educators, and the rest of us, are not deeply concerned about America’s level of literacy, they surely should be.
January 4, 2006
For some time now we have heard frequent criticism that American high schools are turning out young men and women who fall woefully short of literacy standards. They simply cannot read or write nearly as well as they must to cope with the demands of modern society.
Word of rescue proves wrong; 11 of 12 reported safe are dead
January 4, 2006
Jubilation turned to anger early Wednesday when relatives of 12 coal miners believed alive in a West Virginia coal mine blast were told that 11 of their loved ones were dead. One survivor was in critical condition at an area hospital.
British conservatism unravels under Blair
January 4, 2006
In his New Year’s message, British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised “critical decisions” in 2006 which, he said, will determine his country’s future for generations to come.
Commentary: NBA coaches hired to be fired
If SuperSonics’ Weiss can be canned 30 games into his first season, is anybody safe?
January 4, 2006
Talk about your lack of job security. There are bowling alley pin-setters, carbon-papermakers, celebrities’ boyfriends and NBA coaches.
Hospital heart program honored
New rankings reflect improved procedures for heart-attack patients
January 4, 2006
Just two years after scoring near the bottom of all area hospitals for heart attack care, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is now among the best in the country, according to a report released Tuesday.
No. 2 Huskies upended
January 4, 2006
Steve Novak wasted no time introducing himself to the Big East. The 6-foot-10 senior had career highs of 41 points and 16 rebounds, and Marquette won its first Big East game with a 94-79 upset of No. 2 Connecticut on Tuesday night.
SWAT’ shows date back to famous kidnapping
January 4, 2006
“Texas SWAT” (7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Court TV) follows special police tactical units from the Lone Star state as they use heavy armor, serious weaponry and assault vehicles to defuse bombs or negotiate their way through tense hostage situations.
KU science community mourns loss
Entomologist Steve Ashe was one of world’s foremost beetle authorities
January 4, 2006
Kansas University and the world’s scientific community last week lost a brilliant mind and authority on beetles in Steve Ashe.
Attorneys in I.D. case spread message
January 4, 2006
Fresh from the victory over the teaching of intelligent design in Dover, Pa., schools, attorneys in the high-profile case plan to make Lawrence one of their first speaking stops.
Dodos’ circling around I.D.
Film explores intelligent design-evolution ‘circus’
January 4, 2006
Kansas and an extinct bird share top billing in a new documentary film called “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus.”
People in the news
January 4, 2006
¢ The Donald doesn’t want to be governor of New York ¢ ‘American Idol’ runner-up entertains troops overseas ¢ Hunter S. Thompson’s wife announces new magazine
Self challenges Kaun, Giles
Jayhawk coach says big guys must step up inside
January 4, 2006
Bill Self says Kansas University’s big men need to play better as the Big 12 Conference season nears.
Really feeling the burn
Diet, exercise both key to shedding extra pounds
January 4, 2006
Think you can indulge a little because you’ve started a new workout regimen? Think again.
Horoscopes
January 4, 2006
For Wednesday, Jan. 4
Cheesecake that’s so simple, it’s almost criminal
January 4, 2006
During the months of November and December, I made and gave away 10 cheesecakes. I made and threw away four (more on that in a minute) and made and kept two. For all of that cheesecake baking, I invested less than 90 minutes in prep time.
Rueschhoff secures new owner
Founder steps down after 30 years
January 4, 2006
A longtime security business is starting its 30th year in business under new ownership.
Testimonial rules offer atypical protection
January 4, 2006
“Results not typical.” How often have you seen that footnote to a testimonial from someone who’s shed tonnage with a new diet potion or gained vast wealth with minimal investment? If such disclosure is in the ad at all, it may be hard to spot, even though federal guidelines require advertisers to post it “clearly and conspicuously” when the product endorser’s situation is unusual.
Poll: What are you doing to lose weight?
January 4, 2006
One of the most commonly cited New Year’s resolutions is shedding unwanted pounds. Are you among those exercising and dieting your way to a slimmer figure? Tell us how you’re doing it.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 4, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.20 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
New manager takes over after problems at Goodwill
Leadership change occurs after store rejected donations last week
January 4, 2006
There’s been a shakeup at Goodwill. The Lawrence store’s interim manager is out. A new manager, Samm Lassiter, started late last week.
Downtown camping at issue
January 4, 2006
The beauty and appeal of downtown Lawrence needs to be protected from people camping on sidewalks or in alleyways, city commissioners said Tuesday.
Crest sweeps sloppy Seahawks
January 4, 2006
Marcus Heckman understands the desire to spend time with family during the holidays.
Jayhawks no joke
Big-time victory proves KU’s legitimacy
January 4, 2006
Take that, Texas. Kansas University’s unbeaten but unranked women’s basketball team finally produced an attention-getter Tuesday night, humbling the No. 23-ranked Longhorns, 70-61, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Restaurant classics featured on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
January 4, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Hereford House Favorites” with Chef Corey Calvano.
Line problem drains towns’ water supply
Boil order in effect in Baldwin, Wellsville
January 4, 2006
A faulty valve in a major water pipeline between Lawrence and areas to the south stuck closed over the weekend, draining the water supply in Baldwin and Wellsville.
Keegan: Downs patiently maturing
January 4, 2006
If someone told you the only way to get better at what it is you do best is to continue doing the very thing that is making you do it worse, would you trust that person?
Sewer concerns may be eased
January 4, 2006
The city’s sewer problems in northwest Lawrence may not be as bad as once feared.