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Republican Victory Tour 2006 Mary Anne Jordan artwork Ottawa is growing
Polls
Who will you vote for in the 2nd District race for Congress?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jim Ryun
 
51%
Nancy Boyda
 
47%
Still undecided
 
1%
Total 862
Who is more likely to earn your vote in the big races on Tuesday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Democrats
 
48%
Republicans
 
40%
I’ll mix and match
 
11%
Total 445
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Bush revs up GOP crowd
President praises ‘honorable’ Ryun
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Thirty-six hours before Americans go to the polls, President Bush was in Kansas trying to bolster U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun’s campaign and stop a wave of discontent about the war in Iraq that threatens a Democratic takeover of Congress.
Boyda holds rally on Statehouse steps
Urges voters to reject Jim Ryun at the polls
04:46 p.m., November 5, 2006 Updated 10:09 p.m.
Rally held just ahead of Topeka appearance by President Bush.
Plane crashes near Wellsville; no one injured
Pilot is safe after hard landing
November 5, 2006
A Baldwin man was not injured this morning after he landed a single-engine, fixed-wing plane in a field west of Wellsville after the engine lost power.
LIVE BLOG: President Bush visits Kansas to boost Ryun
Speech to begin after 6 p.m.
02:36 p.m., November 5, 2006 Updated 06:51 p.m.
First, there’s a Nancy Boyda rally.
Bob & Trish McWilliams - Exceptional Artistic Achievement
Couple’s laid-back potluck concerts have evolved into popular folk series
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
In 1994, Bob and Trish McWilliams played host to a potluck in their basement for a concert by an obscure Australian singer-songwriter.
Dan Sabatini - Volunteer in the Arts
Architect taps the arts as his muse
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
Lawrence architect Dan Sabatini designs buildings.
Mary Anne Jordan - Visual Arts
Textiles artist weaves stories with fiber
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
Mary Anne Jordan believes everyday fabric tells stories.
Artistic visions
Phoenix Award winners focused on making Lawrence arts scene thrive
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
The winners of the 2006 Phoenix Awards are teachers, architects, event planners, bookstore owners, pharmaceutical researchers, radio hosts, retired professors, jazz musicians and textile artists.
3 more bodies recovered from hotel fire rubble
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The bodies of three more victims of an arson fire at a casino-district hotel were recovered Saturday, bringing the death toll to nine, fire officials said.
Murderer gets 245-year sentence for killings
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man originally charged with killing seven people more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 245 years in prison for three of the slayings and the rape of a teenage girl.
National Guard, Reserve brace for more call-ups
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Army’s National Guard and Reserve are bracing for possible new and accelerated call-ups - spurred by high demand for U.S. troops in Iraq - that reserve leaders caution could undermine the citizen-soldier force as it struggles to rebuild.
ACLU challenges law for illegal immigrants
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The American Civil Liberties Union and other rights groups sued the city of Escondido in an effort to overturn a new law that prohibits landlords from renting to illegal immigrants.
Female bishop takes lead of Episcopal Church
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
Katharine Jefferts Schori took office Saturday as the first female leader of The Episcopal Church and the first female priest to head an Anglican province, two landmarks that could be overshadowed quickly by divisions over the Bible and sexuality throughout world Anglicanism.
Church dismisses Evangelical leader
Board cites evidence of pastor’s ‘sexually immoral conduct’
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Rev. Ted Haggard was dismissed Saturday as leader of the megachurch he founded after a board determined the influential evangelist had committed “sexually immoral conduct,” the church said Saturday.
Henry’s heavy haul keys Arizona upset
Paterno injured in Penn State loss
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chris Henry was the finisher for Arizona. The junior running back ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on a school-record 35 carries, and the Wildcats upset No. 25 Washington State, 27-17, Saturday.
Brown is said to be relieved dealings with Knicks are over
Without a job, coach’s future plans remain uncertain
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C10
In lieu of Larry Brown, who hasn’t spoken not only since Monday’s contract settlement but in weeks since his car-side intersection chats this summer outside the Knicks’ training site, members of his vast basketball network speak for him.
Cuban to commissioner: I was wrong all along
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C10
Mark Cuban is ready to do whatever David Stern wants. Really. Honestly. He promises. A lot. Stay away from huddles? No problem.
Iowa State sweeps Kansas volleyball
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University volleyball team dropped three straight to Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won each game handily, taking the match, 30-18, 30-22 and 30-23.
Jayhawks sweep home meet
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
It was pretty early to be in the pool, but Kansas University coach Clark Campbell scheduled the 10 a.m. start of his only home meet of the semester on purpose.
KU women look to avoid another Washburn shock
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Two years ago, Washburn shocked Kansas University in a regular-season women’s basketball game.
Victorious visitors
Jayhawks snap 7-game road skid
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
They finally did it. With hostility all around and history working against them, Kansas University’s football players went to someone else’s house and bullied them right off the field.
AWOL soldier’s case concerns others who fled to Canada
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
Since going to Canada to avoid another deployment to Iraq, Corey Glass has considered returning to the United States.
U.S. election likely to heighten war debate
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
No matter what happens to control of Congress, Tuesday’s elections are shaping up to be a pivotal moment in the national debate about Iraq.
Bedore: Kansas the talk
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
I swear I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop on fellow passengers as we patiently stood in line awaiting the start of the cattle-call boarding procedure on Southwest Airlines.
Curfew set before Saddam verdict
Announcement set for today
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iraqi officials on Saturday announced an all-day curfew for today in Baghdad and four provinces, fearing that the expected announcement of a verdict in the trial of former president Saddam Hussein could inflame nationalist and sectarian passions and escalate the daily deluge of violence.
Bush touts GOP message on final weekend
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A4
Republicans battling to keep control of the House and Senate kept up attacks on Democrats across the country Saturday as the president and other GOP leaders kicked off the final weekend of the campaign with dire warnings about higher taxes and defeat in Iraq if Democrats take control of Congress.
How they scored
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
Lions ‘queens of the world’
Jones snares individual title, LHS takes team crown at state gymnastics
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
As the Lawrence High gymnastics team mounted the stage at Shawnee Mission East’s gymnasium, Abby Jones and Kara Kellison held the trophy while Mallory West placed gold medals around each of their necks.
Demon Deacons continue to prove they’re for real
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe had tried all week to keep everyone calm as the Demon Deacons prepared to play one of the biggest games in school history.
Cyclones smarting from setback
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C6
No matter how many injured players Dan McCarney was without in Saturday’s 41-10 loss to Kansas University, the Iowa State football coach still expected much more of a fight.
Florida clinches SEC East
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators care only about victories, not style points or pretty stats.
Keegan: McAnderson makes right call
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C1
Smarts and patience have been two of Brandon McAnderson’s greatest tools in earning him a significant role on Kansas University’s football team in this, his junior season.
Confessed killer receives life sentence
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
An Olathe man was sentenced to life in prison for killing a neighbor who spurned his sexual advances.
Cotton farmers see good yields
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
Cotton might never be king in Kansas, where grain elevators dot the prairie and corn and milo fuel a growing ethanol industry.
The rich are getting much richer, much faster
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Over the past quarter-century, and especially in the last 10 years, America’s very rich have grown much richer. No one else fared as well.
On the record
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Gas leak in Eudora forces evacuation
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B3
Leaking gas Friday forced the evacuation of several tenants in the C&S Market complex in the 1400 block of Church Street in Eudora.
Campaigns at fever pitch in final days before election
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Watching television, listening to the radio, answering the phone, surfing the Web, thumbing through the mail or even just answering the doorbell won’t be for the weak-hearted during the next few days.
Culver-Stockton boots Baker in overtime
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Tom McDaniel connected on a 30-yard field goal in overtime, giving Culver-Stockton (Mo.) a 20-17 victory against Baker University in Heart of America Athletic Conference football action Saturday.
Southern Nazarene blanks Haskell, 30-0
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
The Haskell Indian Nations University football team fell 30-0 Saturday to Southern Nazarene (Okla.) University.
Eudora survives Atchison’s explosive finish
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
Before Eudora High’s second-round game of the Kansas Class 4A state football playoffs against Atchison, coach Gregg Webb said the opposing Red Men had the potential to light up the scoreboard.
Cajun comeback
LSU scores in final seconds to nip Vols
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
LSU can forget last year’s disappointment against No. 8 Tennessee. The No. 13 Tigers have their own comeback to celebrate.
Big 12 ROUNDUP
Sooners inch past Aggies
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Allen Patrick ran for a career-high 173 yards and No. 18 Oklahoma sealed a 17-16 victory Saturday night over No. 21 Texas A&M by converting a fourth-and-inches from its own 29 with 1:29 remaining.
Purify causes problems aplenty
Nebraska receiver catches TD pass, throws another to sink Missouri
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
Zac Taylor better watch out. Maurice Purify says he’s coming after his job.
K-State back in bowl biz
Wildcats eligible for postseason after beating Buffs
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C8
No bowl game since 2003. No conference road wins in two years. Kansas State freshman quarterback Josh Freeman had these two glaring stats brought up to him all week. He was sick of hearing it.
BCS powers want no part of playoff
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Pat Hill can be sworn in as an expert witness. He can testify on behalf of teams that operate outside of the Bowl Championship Series, aka The Millionaire Boys Club.
Green to be in uniform, but he won’t play today
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C9
Quarterback Trent Green will be in uniform for the Kansas City Chiefs today, but he won’t be playing against the St. Louis Rams.
Colts won’t trip Pats two times in row
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C9
Until last year, Peyton Manning was 0-for-New England. Then the Colts beat the undermanned Patriots, 40-21, so Peyton now is 1-7 in Foxborough in his eight-plus seasons.
Unlikely eagle vaults Scott to top
Singh, Durant three shots back at Tour Championship
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C2
Adam Scott’s worst swing turned into his best shot Saturday, a tap-in eagle that carried him to a 3-under 67 and a surprisingly comfortable margin in the Tour Championship.
NATO continues attack on Taliban compound
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
NATO forces struck a suspected insurgent compound in rare violence near Kabul and battles continued Saturday in the area, NATO said.
China pledges aid to African nations
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
China launched a sweeping effort Saturday to expand its access to Africa’s oil and markets, pledging billions of dollars in aid and loans as dozens of leaders from the world’s poorest continent opened a conference aimed at building economic ties.
Police detain hundreds at banned march
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Police moved to block thousands of ultranationalist demonstrators rallying Saturday in Russian streets, arresting hundreds who gathered in defiance of a ban on far-right demonstrations.
Ortega makes another bid for presidency
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
With an army of observers keeping watch, Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega makes his fourth attempt to return to the presidency today in an election being monitored closely by the U.S. and its antagonist Venezuela.
Protesters demand president’s resignation
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday across Taiwan to demand President Chen Shui-bian’s resignation because of a corruption scandal that could land his wife in prison.
N. Korea lashes out at Japan
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
North Korea called Japanese officials “political imbeciles” Saturday for saying they will not accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power, less than a week after the reclusive communist state agreed to return to international arms talks on its atomic program.
Israeli offensive in Gaza kills eight
Palestinian negotiators near agreement on new government
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Israeli troops pressing ahead with a Gaza border town offensive killed seven Hamas militants and a girl Saturday as negotiators reported progress on forming a Palestinian government they hoped would thaw a freeze on international aid.
People in the news
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ McCartney seeks high road in British divorce publicity ¢ Chelsea Clinton starts job with hedge fund agency
Florence deals with flood of art restoration
Forty years after deluge, many Italian masterpieces remain in disrepair
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A2
Madonna and child. Assorted saints with halos. The paintings hang in rows from huge metal racks awaiting their fate in storerooms 40 years after they were battered and torn by the raging floodwaters of the Arno.
Clinics to seek investigation of AG, Fox host
Doctor upset about O’Reilly’s claim he saw Kansas abortion records
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
An abortion doctor will ask the Kansas Supreme Court to investigate Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and Bill O’Reilly over the Fox News Channel television host’s comments that he obtained information from Kansas abortion records, the doctor’s attorneys said Saturday.
Best-Sellers
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Spearmint tea, tracks and trestles
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Caution: ‘God Delusion’ might turn you atheist
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
Few religious-minded individuals will likely read a book titled “The God Delusion.” But perhaps they should. When he isn’t screeching about the evils of religion in tones that resemble the giddy zeal of a tent revivalist, Richard Dawkins’ quick prose reveals a reverence for the natural world that echoes Albert Einstein’s description of himself as “a deeply religious nonbeliever.”
Housewares with presidential images put historical spin on collecting
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D8
Politicians were heroes in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their pictures often were found decorating household goods such as fabrics for quilts or curtains, dishes, figurines, sculptures, even furniture and glassware.
Insurance executive elected park trustee
November 5, 2006 in print edition on E1
Bob Johnson Jr., senior vice president for Lawrence-based Charlton Manley Insurance, recently was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the National Recreation and Park Assn., a not-for-profit organization that supports parks, recreation and conservation efforts.
Bankruptcies
November 5, 2006 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
As college costs rise, cheaper options popular
November 5, 2006 in print edition on E1
Let’s see if I’ve got this right: Be glad we were kicked in the shins - we might have been kicked in the teeth.
Leftists head to university in Oaxaca for massive march
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A8
Rickety buses and cars carrying leftists from across Mexico rolled into Oaxaca’s university Saturday to join protesters preparing for a massive march to confront police.
Wireless wizardry
It’s magic: Network devices transmit music, data without cords
November 5, 2006 in print edition on E1
One of Katy’s party guests looked surprised at my outdoor stereo setup. “How?” he asked me. He pointed at the iBook laptop computer sitting on a desk inside the house, which had iTunes running.
3 men charged with wrecking large construction equipment
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B8
Three suburban Kansas City men have been charged with destroying more than $300,000 worth of construction equipment in what prosecutors described as a joyride gone bad.
Power options
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I think Lawrence should take a stand and send a letter to discourage more coal-fired power plants. The power company said it would encourage its alternative energy program because the power lines would be in place. Why can’t they put the lines in for alternative energy and skip the pollution?
Theology, biology
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Leonard Krishtalka might well be forgiven if he inadvertently misrepresented the theology of biologist Kenneth Miller, who spoke at Kansas University regarding intelligent design and faith versus reason.
Library questions
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Would the mayor of Lawrence or some city commissioner explain to the public what the choices are regarding the library issue and not waste time talking about power plants in western Kansas?
Road tested: How to send food home with college students
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
College-age children who live within driving distance may come home fairly often on weekends and holidays, which can create a dilemma for parents who want to send home-cooked foods back to school with their child.
University lowlights
Behind some of the impressive facades on Kansas university campuses is a crumbling infrastructure that must be shored up.
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Only about a dozen Kansas legislators went on what might be dubbed the “worst of KU” tour last week, but perhaps they will carry the message to their colleagues that action must be taken to address maintenance needs on the state’s university campuses.
Alcohol is convenient excuse for misbehavior
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
Maybe we ought to give Prohibition another try. Granted the attempt to outlaw drinking wasn’t exactly a success back in the 1920s, but maybe it’s time to have another go at it. Don’t we owe that much to the public figures who have become the unwitting victims of fool juice in recent months?
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 5, 1906: “Generally fair weather is due to bring out heavy votes all over the United States today and the World will have all the latest results as soon as they can be produced through a Postal Telegraph Co. wire running into our building for the event.
How Democratic win would change Bush
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
The cliche of the season is that George W. Bush is not on Tuesday’s ballot, and one of the reasons that statement is a cliche is that it is true, at least literally.
Cashier promoted to senior VP
November 5, 2006 in print edition on E1
University National Bank, Lawrence, has promoted Debra Black to senior vice president.
Rams defense to get no rest
Chiefs’ Johnson provides another tough test
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C9
A week after LaDainian Tomlinson steamrolled the St. Louis Rams, along comes Larry Johnson to administer more punishment.
Calamity’ gal
Marisha Pessl and her novel make a splash
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D3
It is, apparently, very easy to hate Marisha Pessl. She is, first of all, young and attractive, prompting one profiler to liken her to “a Botticelli angel.” Then there’s her writing talent, rewarded with a six-figure advance for her debut novel. Yes, she’s wealthy, too.
KU rowing medals thrice
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University rowing team won three medals on the first day of the Head of the Hooch regatta.
KU football notebook
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
After playing games in 10 straight weeks, the Jayhawks finally get some time off with no game on the schedule this week.
99 war game predicted invasion issues
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A7
The U.S. government conducted a series of secret war games in 1999 that anticipated an invasion of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, and even then chaos might ensue.
KU defense dominates again
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C7
The offensive-challenged opponents the last two weeks certainly had something to do with it.
Michigan believes the hype
No. 2 Wolverines receive scare for overlooking Ball State
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Michigan got caught peeking ahead and turned a tuneup against Ball State into quite a test.
Buckeyes not at their best
Top-ranked Ohio State withstands second-half rally by pesky Illinois
November 5, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ohio State started comfortably and appeared in control. By the end, the top-ranked Buckeyes were getting their first real scare of the season.
Lawrence Datebook
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B2
Revitalizing the economy
Giant retailer credited with growth
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
To some, this Kansas city just 30 minutes south of Lawrence would be considered prime stomping grounds for the “Evil Giant” that many Lawrence residents seek to slay.
Longtime poll worker ready for Election Day
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
When east Lawrence voters head Tuesday to their precinct polling site at New York School, they will see a familiar face.
Kline, Barnett on last-minute whirlwind tour
November 5, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline made a roomful of supporters laugh in Lawrence on Saturday after he said they appeared to be in good health.
Watch D.O.G.S. to keep eye on school
Fathers asked to volunteer to provide security, role models for elementary students
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Elementary schools traditionally aren’t a place where you’ll find many adult men.
Fair helps residents prepare for disaster
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B1
Be ready for a disaster. That was the message Saturday at the Community Preparedness Fair, staged at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3655 W. 10th St.
Name tags would make life easier
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am standing in the supermarket having an animated conversation with a woman whose name I’ve completely forgotten.
Shock collars might curb political barking
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
You can tell that Election Day is approaching by the rising level of intemperate, rancorous speech. You can’t say, “Have a nice day,” without someone biting your head off and snapping, “How can you expect me to have a nice day as long as Bush is in the White House?”
Key races on nation’s political scorecard
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B7
As ballpark vendors say, you can’t enjoy the game without a scorecard. Here is one for Tuesday night.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 5, 2006 in print edition on B6
The city was optimistic about approval of a $1.7 million federal loan to aid in redevelopment and beautification of the downtown area.
Phoenix Award winners from previous years
November 5, 2006
Laurie McLane-Higginson - Educator in the Arts
Motivated teacher pioneered district’s elementary art program
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D4
When Laurie McLane-Higginson started teaching in the Lawrence school district in 1982, she was the only art instructor for the city’s 17 elementary schools.
Jane Malin - Volunteer in the Arts
Community theater volunteer ‘pitches in wherever she’s needed’
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D4
There isn’t much Jane Malin hasn’t done around Lawrence Community Theatre.
Baldwin photographer creates 2006 Phoenix Awards
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
Baldwin photographer Edward C. Robison III was selected by the Lawrence Arts Commission to create this year’s Phoenix Awards.
Pat Kehde & Mary Lou Wright - Literary Arts
Indie bookstore cultivates loyalty with personal service, local focus
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D5
For a blissful six months in 1996, The Raven was the only downtown bookstore selling new books in Lawrence.
Clyde Bysom - Musical Arts
Jazz player says music is ‘my therapy’
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D4
Clyde Bysom can be seen performing with the Junkyard Jazz Band every Thursday, the New Horizon Senior Band and Clarinet Quartet every Friday and the Jazzhaus Big Band every other Sunday.
Karen Lane Christilles - Performing Arts
Lied Center director, longtime artist finds satisfaction in presenting
November 5, 2006 in print edition on D4
On a basic level, Karen Christilles’ job is to make sure theater, music and other performance-based art forms are seen and enjoyed by as many people as possible.