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Kansas tax revenue grows
The new economic figures immediately became fodder in the race for governor
November 3, 2006
The new economic figures immediately became fodder in the race for governor.
Jury awards $759,000 in malpractice case
Doctor removed wrong ovary
November 3, 2006
Doctor removed wrong ovary
6News Now for November 3
November 3, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, consultants provide insight into Lawrence’s future growth, LHS and Free State in the playoffs, and how protests have changes over the generations.
Lawrence High 36, Blue Valley North 20: LHS moves on in playoffs
03:49 p.m., November 3, 2006 Updated 08:09 p.m.
The Lawrence High Lions (5-4) travel to meet Blue Valley North (6-3). Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. at Blue Valley District Activities Center.
Free State 20, Shawnee Mission East 9: Firebirds earn first postseason win
03:43 p.m., November 3, 2006 Updated 09:23 p.m.
The Firebirds never have won a playoff game in their 10 years of existence. Free State (9-0) will try to change that when it faces Shawnee Mission East (5-4) at 7 tonight at Haskell Stadium in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Join us for tonight’s high school playoff games
Updates scores and commentary throughout the evening
November 3, 2006
Updated scores and comments throughout the evening.
High-speed chase ends in arrest
Suspect booked into Douglas County jail
November 3, 2006
Suspect booked into Douglas County Jail, waits for charges.
Pistons’ Wallace urged to control his emotions
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
Let’s have some fun with numbers, shall we? Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace, after one night of play, now has two technical fouls to his name. Thirteen more, and he’ll start to earn one-game suspensions for each alternating technical thereafter.
Clemens undecided about pitching in ‘07
Astros, Rangers, Bosox, Yanks possibilities
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
A no-decision for Roger Clemens. Clemens will file for free agency, but the seven-time Cy Young Award winner insists he hasn’t decided whether he will pitch for the Houston Astros or anyone else next year.
Tigers’ Rogers wins fifth Gold Glove
K.C. second baseman Grudzielanek honored
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
After all those errors in the World Series, a Detroit Tigers pitcher won a Gold Glove.
Guns an invitation for trouble
Stern right to ask players to leave firearms home
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C4
When David Stern suggested NBA players might want to consider leaving their guns at home, the commissioner overlooked a few things.
State: Missing walls factor in mine deaths
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
State investigators said missing walls that control air flow and faulty firefighting equipment were key factors in the deaths of two miners in a conveyor belt fire at an underground coal mine in January.
Ex-security guard charged in attack
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
A gunman wounded two workers outside an office Thursday, and a man who recently worked in the building as a security guard was charged in the attack.
Sheriff, employees charged in drug case
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
A sheriff and 12 current and former officers in a hard-luck rural county that once billed itself the “Sweatshirt Capital of the World” were charged Thursday in a scheme to resell drugs seized from criminals.
Fugitive roundup snares nearly 11K
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
Nearly 11,000 sex offenders, gang members and other fugitives were swept up in what the Justice Department on Thursday called a sting targeting the “worst of the worst” criminals on the run.
Authorities file arson, murder charges in California wildfire
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities on Thursday filed murder and arson charges carrying the death penalty against a man suspected of setting a Southern California wildfire last week that killed five firefighters.
KU’s Jackson torn
Forward starts, but misses Kaun
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C7
Darnell Jackson admits it was nice - special, actually - to be introduced as a starter in Kansas University’s exhibition opener against Washburn on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Ichabod serves notice
Recovering Phifer has double-double
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C6
Frank Phifer admitted he was playing at roughly 85 percent Thursday night because of a lingering ankle injury that forced him to miss all of last season.
Indictment alleges illegal alien transporting
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Federal investigators allege that a man was transporting several illegal aliens Oct. 22 in Douglas County.
Lawrence Datebook
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Independent voter rolls up, analysis shows
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A9
The number of independent voters continues to rise, and that should give pause to Republicans trying to keep control of the House and Senate, an analysis of registration and turnout suggests.
Campaign advertising up sharply, study shows
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A9
With control of Congress at stake, politicians are aggressively taking to the airwaves. Through mid-October, the number of television campaign commercials was up 31 percent compared with the same period four years ago, a report released Thursday found.
Evangelical leader resigns amid gay sex allegations
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A9
The leader of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, resigned Thursday after being accused of paying for sex with a man in monthly trysts during the last three years.
Firebirds in search of first playoff victory
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Individual accolades are nice to Ryan Murphy, but it’s evident the Free State High senior quarterback doesn’t acknowledge them.
Postseason carrot still dangling for Jayhawks
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Close losses aside - or behind, they hope - players and coaches on Kansas University’s football team still are focused on earning that bowl bid with three games to go this regular season.
A Dynamite debut
Arthur paces KU to rout
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Darrell Arthur sure didn’t look like a typical freshman making his major-college debut Thursday night. Kansas University junior Russell Robinson rubbed his eyes a couple of times to make sure somebody famous hadn’t invaded the 6-foot-9, 230-pounder’s double-zero jersey.
Paroled Kansan suspected in slaying
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
A convicted child murderer paroled in March from a Kansas prison faces a murder charge in the death of a 16-year-old northern Indiana girl, whose body was found a day after the two left a restaurant where they worked, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Authorities name Muslim leader’s replacement
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Authorities in Nigeria named an army colonel Thursday as the country’s top Muslim leader, replacing his brother, who died in a plane crash last weekend.
Gunmen kidnap American, Briton
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen in speedboats raided a Norwegian vessel conducting seismic surveys off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern coastline Thursday, seizing an American and a Briton in the latest unrest to hit Africa’s leading crude producer, officials said.
Early Christmas bonuses anger opposition
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Flush with oil profits, President Hugo Chavez handed public workers $3 billion in Christmas bonuses 1 1/2 months early, angering opposition leaders who called it part of a cynical pattern of public handouts ahead of a December presidential election.
Guantanamo detainee allowed rare phone call
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
A well-behaved detainee at Guantanamo Bay was allowed to make a rare phone call to his wife in London recently, his attorney said Thursday.
Man detained after protesting papal visit
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Police detained a man who fired shots into the air outside the Italian consulate Thursday to protest this month’s visit by Pope Benedict XVI, and the suspect told a TV reporter he wanted to “strangle” the pontiff.
Cartoons mocking Holocaust not published
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran’s competition for cartoons mocking the Holocaust drew international reproach but made little impression at home Thursday, with not a single Iranian newspaper publishing the winning entries and people on the street saying it left them unmoved.
Police circle university, clash with protesters
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Federal police surrounded a university packed with leftist protesters Thursday in conflict-ridden Oaxaca, clearing barricades and firing tear gas as the activists showered them with gasoline bombs.
Russian gas monopoly to double price for Georgia
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia’s state-controlled natural gas monopoly said Thursday that it would more than double the price it charges Georgia, further heightening tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors.
Iran fires unarmed missiles
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran test-fired dozens of missiles, including the Shahab-3 that can reach Israel, in military maneuvers Thursday that it said were aimed at putting a stop to the role of world powers in the Persian Gulf region.
Rescuers try to save horses threatened by high water
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A6
Rescue workers struggled Thursday to save a herd of 100 horses stranded for days on a tiny knoll after a fierce storm turned their pasture into an angry sea.
Abortion’s effect on women key issue in S.D. campaign
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A7
The rival sides in South Dakota’s historic vote on abortion each are claiming their position protects women’s health - an old argument on the abortion rights side but a new campaign tactic for anti-abortion advocates that has significantly changed the debate.
Bikers rev up for Toys for Tots benefit ride
Weekend event kicks off fundraising for Lawrence holiday toy collection
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B3
Don’t be surprised if you see Santa Claus hauling a toy around on a Harley while riding around Lawrence on Saturday.
Serious charges no shock to attacked UNC punter
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C10
The University of Northern Colorado punter who was knifed in the kicking leg says he’s not surprised by the severity of charges against his backup, who police say attacked Rafael Mendoza to capture his starting job.
Louisville now part of BCS landscape
Cardinals outlast fellow unbeaten West Virginia; on inside track for title game
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C10
With thousands of fans on the field, swarming all around Brian Brohm and chanting “BCS! BCS!” after perhaps the biggest win in school history, the Louisville quarterback smiled and took in the whole satisfying scene.
Booze, ballot words at issue in tiny town
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
After three months of handing out yard signs, posting banners, making mass mailings and even taking a case to court, Charles Karmann will find out Tuesday if he can keep his liquor store open.
Actress Adrienne Shelly, 40, found dead in office
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A3
Adrienne Shelly, an actress best known for her roles in the Hal Hartley films “Trust” and “The Unbelievable Truth,” was found dead in her office by her husband, her agent said Thursday.
Bush bound for Kansas
President hopes to turn tide in Jim Ryun race
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
The White House on Thursday confirmed President Bush will visit Kansas on Sunday to stump for U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Lawrence, who is locked in a tough race against Democratic challenger Nancy Boyda.
Big House in for big changes
Not everyone’s happy about additions to Michigan’s famed mammoth stadium
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C10
Seeing 100,000-plus fans cram into Michigan Stadium has become as synonymous with college football’s winningest team as winged helmets.
KU soccer players honored for academics
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University senior forward Holly Gault and junior midfielder Nicole Cauzillo have been named Academic All-District 7 by ESPN the Magazine.
White House stages rescue rally
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
President Bush, campaigner in chief for a party in peril, set out on a rescue mission for embattled candidates in the unlikeliest of places Thursday as Republicans struggled to minimize their losses in next week’s elections.
Roster questions not new for HINU
Fightin’ Indians open men’s hoop season tonight against Columbia College
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C3
Wacy Weeks, the top returning player, is recovering from a broken leg. Five of the players who signed to play basketball at Haskell Indian Nations University never showed up for school.
TMS has come long way
From crash in debut, track has become one of NASCAR’s best
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C9
There was a 13-car wreck in the first turn on the first lap of the first race. And the transition onto the frontstretch was tight and treacherous.
Chase a 2-man battle
Kenseth, Johnson ahead of rest of field
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C9
What looked to be a wide-open Chase for the championship last week might actually only be a two-man race to the title.
K.C.’s Welbourn says he wants simply to fit in
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
Back from his second suspension in two years, there is a great deal that John Welbourn does not want to talk about.
Pats’ QB Brady likely a good bet
Colts can score - and allow - big numbers
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
Thankfully, the Colts have gotten over the crazy idea of winning with defense.
Goosen, Durant tied at top
Furyk, Singh one back at Tour Championship
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C2
Retief Goosen figured East Lake would be a pushover during the practice rounds. When the temperatures plunged and the wind swirled, he was thrilled to escape with a 2-under 68 on Thursday to share the lead with Joe Durant after one tough round at the Tour Championship.
Long-distance runners on the rise
Cities, retailers hope to cash in on nation’s second major running boom
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C5
It wasn’t until her mother finished her first half marathon shortly after undergoing radiation for breast cancer that Tamara Daniels found the motivation to run a marathon.
People in the news
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Garrison Keillor’s bookstore only holds old favorites ¢ Add Prince to growing list of must-see shows in Vegas ¢ Seventh child on the way for rapper Flavor Flav
From hip-hop to cartoons
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A2
Actor and musician Andre “3000” Benjamin of OutKast provides the voice for the star character in the new prime-time cartoon series “Class of 3000” (7 p.m., Cartoon Network). He also co-produces the show.
Attention Colorado: Hire Larry Brown
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C2
Laughing all the way to the bank, the most overpaid man in Colorado sports will do what he does best. With the clock winding down on his time as CU basketball coach, Ricardo Patton will get money for nothing.
Payless sales rise in October
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Payless ShoeSource Inc. on Thursday said sales in stores open at least a year increased 5.2 percent during the third quarter on the strength of women’s and children’s categories.
Therapist working in Lawrence, Baldwin
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Erinn Golick has joined the staff of Lawrence Therapy Services and Baldwin Therapy Services.
Sales lift earnings for Aquila Inc.
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Aquila Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profits rose dramatically as the company realized gains on selling three of its gas utilities.
Lawrence resident passes CPA exam
November 3, 2006
Caroline H. (Bergman) Eddinger, Lawrence, is among 21 candidates in Kansas to successfully pass an exam offered by the Kansas Board of Accountancy during July and August.
Commodities
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Noted journalist, KU benefactor dies
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Stan Stauffer, 86, a Kansas University alumnus and Kansas journalist for 60 years, died Thursday after a battle with cancer.
Judge orders trial in beating death
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
A judge allowed a dying woman’s taped statements to police to be used as evidence during a preliminary hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
Lawrence doctor on trial for surgery error
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Closing arguments are expected today in a medical malpractice trial involving a Eudora woman whose doctor removed the wrong ovary in a 2002 surgery.
Leaders call for greater focus on graduate education
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University needs to focus on its graduate education in order to advance its research enterprise, KU administrators said Thursday.
KU puts worst foot forward for tour
State lawmakers get firsthand look at needed campus repairs
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University usually likes to look good for state lawmakers, but administrators Thursday organized a special tour to highlight the school’s flaws.
Historic town plagued by millions of bats
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A12
The grand historic mansions of this Southern town have become infested with millions of bats - so many that the sky turns black with each sunset. So many that not even the neighborhood Batman can help.
U.S. military: Kidnapped soldier believed alive
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
A senior U.S. military spokesman said Thursday that an Iraqi American soldier kidnapped 10 days ago in Baghdad was believed to be alive and in the hands of his original captors.
Former Army private indicted in rape, deaths
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
A former soldier in the 101st Airborne Division was indicted Thursday in the rape and death of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the slayings of three of her relatives in March.
49 killed or found dead in Iraq
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A11
A blood-drenched October has passed into a violent early November as a motorcycle rigged with explosives ripped through a crowded Shiite market in Sadr City on Thursday and suspected Sunni insurgent gunmen killed a Shiite dean of Baghdad University.
Dillons event to benefit Boys and Girls Club
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and local Dillons stores are teaming to create a way for area residents to donate to the nonprofit agency.
KU students protest abortion
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B8
Eight Kansas University students opposed to abortion demonstrated Thursday outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ support of a woman’s right to an abortion.
Misguided view
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I was astonished to read the editorial “Tough campaign” in your Sunday, Oct. 29, issue.
Strong message
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Headlines from the Oct. 31 Journal-World: “Iraq - U.S. deaths surpass 100 in October” and “Bush hits hard at gay marriage.”
Vote explained
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In answer to recent letters to the editor in favor of a rezoning request for Krause Dining, I would like to respond as a Historic Resources Commission member and explain my own vote on our unanimous recommendation to deny the proposed application.
Ugly or irritating?
We have negative election campaigning, but for many that is not the main complaint anymore.
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B6
We hear a number of people saying they can’t wait until the election season ends so we can be spared more negative campaigning.
Show of support
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Of late there has been some debate about patriotism. Is rejecting existing policies unpatriotic? Demonstrating against existing government policy, be it about how to proceed with the war in Iraq or about how to fund Medicare as it approaches insolvency, is not unpatriotic.
Money talks
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: So, here we go again with another lawsuit against the city by Wal-Mart, who apparently knows what’s best for us, even if we don’t.
Kerry ‘joke’ distracts Democrats
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B6
The three cable news networks resounded this week with the rat-a-tat-tat of the 2006 campaign’s latest mini-flap, as President Bush and his Republican allies sought to take advantage of an inopportune comment by his 2004 presidential rival, John Kerry.
Barrett trades tires for runners
NASCAR driver goes back to school - bobsledding school
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C9
When Stanton Barrett failed to qualify for last weekend’s Busch Series race, he figured it was time to go back to driving school.
Republican candidates playing strong hand
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B6
Conservatives who are upset that Republicans haven’t done enough during their 12 years in control of the House and Senate and nearly six years in control of the White House need a slap in the face.
An evolution solution?
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B7
If a theist can acknowledge the possibility of evolution, and an evolutionist can acknowledge the possibility of a creator, where is the conflict? This conundrum is at the root of the current controversy and of its solution. Let’s examine both pieces of the puzzle.
KU basketball notebook
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas University junior guard Jeremy Case did not dress for the game. He suffered a groin pull in practice this week and will be out at least seven to 10 days.
Warning shot
Students stage cautionary play about school violence
November 3, 2006 in print edition on D1
“Go back to where you are dead,” director Christie Dobson hollers at her students.
Lions hope to end self-destructive ways
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
Football coaches often dredge up the tired cliche about shooting themselves in the foot.
Keegan: Arthur likable enough
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C1
There isn’t much reason to get excited about Darrell Arthur, unless, that is, you happen to like:
Pollution, overfishing could wipe out seafood
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
Clambakes, crabcakes, swordfish steaks and even humble fish sticks could be little more than a fond memory in a few decades.
Left-turn limits on Iowa St. possible
Four cross streets would have restrictions in mornings, evenings
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A1
Limiting left turns on portions of 23rd Street has improved traffic flow there so much that regulators now are considering similar turn limits on Iowa Street.
Cruise puts ‘artist’ back into United Artists
November 3, 2006 in print edition on A2
Tom Cruise’s stewardship of United Artists restores a venerable but moribund film outfit to its roots as a Hollywood shingle run by superstars looking to control their own careers.
Transfer’ of mortgage won’t hurt credit score
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Q: We have had our mortgage for five years, but it was sold to another lender in July. Now we are planning to purchase a new house in December, so we will be applying for a new home loan.
Powerful shopping
If you must shop until you drop, at least fuel up first
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C12
Robbin Mullins remembers standing in line at a department store one December, starving, thirsty and too close to her long-awaited spot at the wrapping desk to give up and leave.
Republican officials plan bus campaign tour
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas Republican Party officials and officeholders will embark on a three-day campaign tour that will include a stop in Lawrence.
Cultural ‘Valley’ bridged
November 3, 2006 in print edition on D2
A single drumbeat and tinkling bells heralded the beginning of Ratan Thiyam’s Chorus Repertory Theatre in “Nine Hills One Valley” Wednesday night at the Lied Center.
Borat’ a fearless comedic masterpiece
November 3, 2006 in print edition on D1
“Borat” is unquestionably, honestly, literally the funniest film I have ever seen.
Horoscopes
November 3, 2006
For Friday, Nov. 3
LJ smiling more these days
Chiefs’ Johnson shows humorous side
November 3, 2006 in print edition on C8
The sharp cleats of 300-pound men clattered on the hard cement walkway, inches away from the tiny, helpless unseen kitten.
On the record
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B2
Native switchgrass shows its strength
Federal environmental project helps finance construction of cultural structure on Haskell campus
November 3, 2006 in print edition on B1
For the Caddo Indians of Louisiana’s Red River Valley, shelters of willow and native grass were a way to escape the sweltering sun.