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Kline-Morrison contribution list
November 4, 2006
The following are Lawrence residents or business who contributed $100 or more to the major candidates in the race for Kansas attorney general.
Driver arrested after high-speed chase
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
A 36-year-old rural Ottawa man was released from the Douglas County Jail on $5,000 bond Friday evening, hours after he took officers on a high-speed chase from Baldwin into northeastern Franklin County, police said.
Kansas parolee faces murder charge
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
A judge entered not guilty pleas Friday for a Kansas parolee charged with murder and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon in the slaying of a 16-year-old female co-worker who had stopped to help him when he had car trouble.
Complaints about mailings, calls numerous
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Complaints about negative mailings and phone calls to voters abounded as the bitter attorney general’s race between Republican incumbent Phill Kline and Democratic challenger Paul Morrison entered its final days.
Morrison leads Kline in Lawrence money
14 local residents, businesses contributed $1,000 to challenger
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
The verdict is still out on who will get the most votes in the Kansas attorney general’s race.
6 bodies recovered from burned hotel
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A5
The bodies of six victims of an arson fire at a downtown Reno casino-district hotel have been recovered, and crews searching the rubble could find more, officials said Friday night.
Ex-chancellor was in hospital before suicide
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A5
A former University of California chancellor was discharged from a psychiatric hospital just a day before she jumped 33 stories to her death in June, according to a report released Friday.
N. Korea wants Japan out of nuclear talks
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
North Korea said today that it wants Japan out of six-party disarmament talks, calling officials in Tokyo “political imbeciles” for saying they will not accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power.
Safety officials say wind blew Lidle’s airplane
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
A light wind was cited by federal investigators Friday for blowing a small airplane carrying Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle off course and into a New York City high-rise on Oct. 11.
Ohio Rep. Ney resigns from Congress
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Rep. Bob Ney, of Ohio, who pleaded guilty last month in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, resigned from Congress on Friday.
Sharon stable after being rushed to intensive care
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The comatose Ariel Sharon was in an intensive care unit Friday after an infection attacked his heart, raising new concerns about his survival.
Professor becomes outcast with Bigfoot research
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Jeffrey Meldrum holds a Ph.D. in anatomical sciences and is a tenured professor of anatomy at Idaho State University.
Palestinian women free besieged gunmen
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of Palestinian women in robes and headscarves streamed into a Gaza combat zone Friday to help free gunmen besieged by Israeli troops at a mosque. Two women who came under fire were killed and at least 10 wounded, but some gunmen managed to escape.
Pastor says he bought meth but denies gay sex claim
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Rev. Ted Haggard said Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a male prostitute. But the influential Christian evangelist insisted he threw the drugs away and never had sex with the man.
Riley’s passing fancy keys LHS comeback
Halftime adjustment pays off against BV North
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Chance Riley finally figured out what he was doing wrong and when he did :
Playing with fire
Free State pulls out first-ever playoff win
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ryan Murphy rolled to his right on 4th-and-goal from the Shawnee Mission East 6-yard line. He saw tight end Christian Ballard separate himself from the defense and raise an open hand. Murphy fired a pass toward the end zone to an outstretched Ballard, but it went off his fingertips and into the air.
Giles reinstated to KU basketball team
Self won’t allow junior center to see game action until second semester
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University reserve junior center C.J. Giles rejoined the men’s basketball team and practiced Friday night but won’t be allowed to play in a game until second semester, coach Bill Self announced.
Mayer: Reesing key to ‘06 finish
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Coach Mark Mangino droned on about the need to keep “sawin’ wood” and finally he discovered a chainsaw. Named Todd Reesing. Turns out Sparky was in the Kansas football tool shed all the time. Just pray Reesing can stay healthy and gets enough help to create more victorious sawdust.
One more road trip for Baker, Haskell
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Football players at both Baker and Haskell Indian Nations universities made their last road trips of the season this weekend.
Haskell just short in debut
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Haskell Indian Nations University overcame a 15-point second-half deficit but fell to Columbia (Mo.) College, 57-53, in its men’s basketball season opener Friday night in the MidAmerica Nazarene Classic.
Jayhawks dominate day 1
KU swimmers have won every event so far in home-pool tune-up
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University swimming and diving team set up its first competitive home meet to prepare itself for a championship meet format - preliminaries and finals - in a two-day meet against Northern Iowa.
County Clerk’s office open for advance voters
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Douglas County Clerk’s office in the courthouse, 1100 Mass., is open from 9 a.m. to noon today for advance voting.
Shipment of flu vaccine arrives in Lawrence
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received a new shipment of flu vaccine.
Judge gives jail time to man for public exposure
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Douglas County District Court judge Friday ordered a man with a history of exposing himself in public to be locked up in jail.
Jury awards $759,000 in malpractice case
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
A jury on Friday awarded more than $759,000 to a Eudora woman who had the wrong ovary removed in a 2002 surgery.
Sebelius questioned about commitment
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius faced new questions Friday about her commitment to staying in Kansas if voters give her a second term and her claims to making state government more efficient.
Conservatives challenge administration on policy
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A4
A leading conservative proponent of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq now says dysfunction within the Bush administration has turned U.S. policy there into a disaster.
Convicted soldier sent back to home base
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A4
Just days after shipping out for Iraq, a soldier convicted of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib during a previous tour was ordered back to his home base, officials said Friday.
Access to Saddam-era documents cut
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A4
The Bush administration’s decision to shutter a Web site that contains documents from Saddam Hussein’s covert nuclear program has renewed debate over the threat posed by Iraq and the question of which political party can best guard U.S. secrets.
Iraq cancels leave for officers before Saddam verdict
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A4
Iraq canceled leave Friday for all military officers two days before an expected verdict - and possible death sentence - in the trial of Saddam Hussein. For the second time this week, a top Bush administration official huddled with the Iraqi prime minister.
Political system flush with cash; election likely to cost $2.6B
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Wealthy Americans and legions of small donors are helping finance an onslaught of last-minute political advertising and a fierce voter turnout drive over the next three days, closing out a midterm election that is projected to cost more than $2.6 billion.
Downtown, diversity need work, experts say
Outsiders looking in praise Lawrence but say it could do better
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
A pair of Lawrence’s jewels - downtown and the community’s diversity - could use a little polishing, according to a group of outside planning experts who spent three days studying the city.
People in the news
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Don’t blame Burstyn - she was just nominated ¢ Simmons hopes cartoon gets children excited about voting ¢ Businessman wants to evict Smith from Bahamas home ¢ Cocaine allegations don’t stop Moss’ Model of the Year win ¢ Timberlake nabs top prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards ¢ Actor Harris comes out, says he’s ‘a very content gay man’
Student protests not what they used to be
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Say “protest” and you think of hundreds or thousands of marchers or shouting students on a college campus in the 1960s.
Awesome’ summons ‘80s
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
Fans of the ludicrous high-concept coming-of-age movies of the Reagan era are in for a big pink treat. “Totally Awesome” (8 p.m. today, VH1) slices, dices and purees every movie plot from “Revenge of the Nerds” to “Footloose.”
Workers dig up Dickinson family mystery
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
For Emily Dickinson, death was never too far from the imagination. The topic fueled her writing, making for some of the most memorable lyrics in American poetry.
Field of flags to wave as reminder
Weeklong tribute leads up to veterans day
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
A “Healing Field” featuring 300 American flags flying under the lights at Forest Park will be the center of attention Monday night when Franklin Countians mark the start of a weeklong tribute to military veterans.
Memorial Stadium no welcome haven for Missouri
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Missouri looks to get its season back on track at a place where it hasn’t won since 1978.
West ready to test rebuilt ankle
LHS junior aiming for third straight title at today’s state gymnastics meet
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Lawrence High junior Mallory West prepared the entire year with today in mind.
Wife of ex-sheriff pleads guilty to aiding a felon
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
The wife of former Trego County Sheriff Ryan Bloom has pleaded guilty to two charges for her role in keeping her daughter out of state so the girl couldn’t testify that her adoptive father molested her.
Florida man pleads guilty in prescription drug conspiracy
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
A Florida man pleaded guilty Friday to taking part in a $42 million conspiracy to illegally import and sell the cholesterol reduction drug Lipitor.
Charge reduced against shooting defendant
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Prosecutors on Friday reduced one of the charges against a Topeka man accused of a deadly shooting earlier this year outside a downtown nightclub.
Judge: Past events can be used in abuse case
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Witnesses say both the mother and father of a baby who died of child abuse last fall have unsavory incidents in their past involving abuse or rough handling of children.
Simons: High-stakes election game encourages bitterness and fraud
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
There’s no way to prove or disprove the belief this year’s midterm elections are the most bitterly fought in the country’s history.
Family named as best in 4-H for volunteer work
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
There’s little doubt in Karen Ledom’s mind that her rather shy 8-year-old daughter Bethany wouldn’t have reaped the rewards from three purple championship ribbons during August’s Douglas County Fair if it weren’t for the Berg family.
About half of voters expected to turn out
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
About 50 percent of eligible Kansas voters will cast ballots in the general election, officials said Friday.
Rest in pieces, computer relic
50-year-old machine was first of its kind when KU bought it
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
In the dim basement of Kansas University’s Learned Hall stands the dust-covered carcass of what was once a technological gem.
Michigan State football should get real
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
People call Michigan State’s football program a “sleeping giant.” But what kind of giant sleeps for four decades?
K-State to add Walker
Forward eligible to join team Dec. 16
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Former Ohio high school basketball standout Bill Walker, one of the players Bob Huggins pursued during his yearlong hiatus from coaching, signed a financial aid agreement with Kansas State on Friday and will join the team next month.
Texas regularly rallies
Comebacks common for Longhorns
November 4, 2006
Call them the comeback kings. Since late 2004, no team has put together a more impressive string of second-half rallies than the No. 4 Texas Longhorns.
KU’s Thompson overcomes nerves
Freshman lineman ‘settled down’ after jittery start to his collegiate career
November 4, 2006
His family was there. His hometown was just up Interstate-35. And all of that gave Jason Thompson a few butterflies during his college debut at Baylor.
Meyer leads depleted offense
Numerous injuries have taken a toll on sinking Cyclones this season
November 4, 2006
He’s about the only skill player on Iowa State’s offense not currently battling an ailment. But considering all his teammates are hurting right now isn’t making things easier on Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer.
A lasting first impression
QB Reesing earns passing grade in debut
November 4, 2006
There are some people who, after getting one “B” on their report card, will high-five a roommate and then go kill all the brain cells that made that great grade possible.
Starbucks loses laptops with employee data
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Starbucks Corp. said Friday that it had lost track of four laptop computers, two of which had private information on about 60,000 current and former U.S. employees and fewer than 80 Canadian workers and contractors.
Judge: Microsoft’s Gates, CEO to testify
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
A district court judge in Iowa has ordered Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and chief executive officer Steve Ballmer to testify in person at a trial that starts in Iowa later this month.
Salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Contaminated fresh tomatoes served in restaurants were the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens of people in 21 states, health officials said Friday.
Scouting news
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
Military news
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D3
FCE news
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D3
KU students cast in KC Lyric Opera show
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D8
Four Kansas University voice students have roles in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s “Hamlet,” which opens Nov. 4 and runs through Nov. 12.
Lawrence resident editor of contest winner
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D8
The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper of Johnson County Community College, won second place in the Best of Show contest at the National Media Convention, which was last month in St. Louis.
Faith briefs
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D8
Day of prayer’s focus on needy
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
Steve Ozark is learning the power that can come when people of different faiths work together.
Meditative motion
For Alberta Wright, dancing is the root of prayer
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
Alberta Wright’s church didn’t allow her to dance when she was growing up. Now, she says dancing is all the religion she needs.
Commodities
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
Habitat for Humanity honors volunteers
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity recently presented awards to Felix Karlin and Jill Shelley.
Laird Noller appoints Hyundai sales manager
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
Laird Noller Automotive announces the promotion of Arif Khan to sales manager for Laird Noller Hyundai, Lawrence.
Growing economy draws interest
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
Budget experts on Friday said that Kansas’ strong and growing economy would increase state tax collections by $300 million.
Men do more; women still lead
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
So, some good news: Men are more engaged in child care and housework than their fathers, according to the comprehensive study “Changing Rhythms of American Family Life.”
Pure cowardice
Anyone who sets fires of any kind, particularly those that endanger innocent lives, should be punished as harshly as possible.
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
Is there a more cowardly crime than arson? Experienced law enforcement and firefighter groups are likely to respond “no.”
A tale of two rookies
Prince, Hawkins head in opposite directions in first year
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Ron Prince at Kansas State and Dan Hawkins at Colorado were named new coaches 11 days apart in December, but have experienced different levels of success during their inaugural seasons.
Wikipedia critic finds evidence of plagiarism
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
A critic of an online encyclopedia written and edited by its users has identified dozens of biographical articles that appear to contain passages lifted from other sites, prompting its administrators to delete several pending a review.
Journalism academy graduates first class
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D5
There is a newly minted team of citizen journalists in Lawrence. The inaugural class of the Citizen Journalism Academy graduated Monday at the News Center.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 4, 1906: “The local Ministers’ Alliance has decided to bring a series of lecturers here the coming year and some of the top names in the field of religion are being contacted.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
An early morning fire that forced the evacuation of Naismith Hall at Kansas University was ruled an arson, according to Fire Chief Jim McSwain.
No excuses
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I couldn’t agree more with E.G. Hickman (Nov. 2, Public Forum) and his view regarding voting. However, I feel that they were too kind in a way. As I see it, there are few excuses for not voting.
Taxes, growth
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The city of Lawrence is at a difficult juncture. There are citizens who want to maintain a “small town” atmosphere. There are those who want competition to hedge the unchecked cost of local retail goods.
Jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent, lowest in 5 years; wages up in October
November 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
The unemployment rate sank to a five-year low of 4.4 percent and workers’ wages grew solidly last month, flashing a picture of a jobs market on firm footing as voters go to the polls.
Back to nature
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: A letter to the editor Nov. 1, “Course support,” stated “we should be happy that it was only $150,000 last year that the city spent to support the course.”
Horoscopes
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Nov. 4
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Kansas Power and Light Co. in Topeka lowered electric rates, beginning immediately, for about 150,000 residential customers in Kansas.
Matter of opinion
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Personal bias filters what we hear and affects our reasoning and opinions. It is obvious our Journal-World editor(s) have had a long-held bias regarding Lawrence’s growth, favoring developers, et.al.
On the record
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Cardinals eager for battle of unbeatens
Eudora, Atchison meet today in clash of Class 4A heavyweights
November 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
Following a 47-13 win over Kansas City Piper on Tuesday, the Eudora High football team now squares off with Atchison just four days later in the second round of the Kansas Class 4A state football playoffs.
Lane a gentle giant
A&M bruiser relishes fatherhood
November 4, 2006
Jorvorskie Lane has been searching for father figures his entire life. This spring, he became one.
Society calendar
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D3
Faith forum: When does loving hobbies become ‘worshipping a false idol’?
November 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Our infatuation with dangerous excess ¢ Passions do not have to be false idols
Women don’t escape political food fight
November 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
By now you may think that “San Francisco Liberal” is her last name. “Nancy Pelosi San Francisco Liberal” is being used to frighten voters everywhere from Indiana to Georgia to Scarborough Country.