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Voters take to polls
Close races expected today
November 6, 2006
For months, major questions have been taking shape in the political arena. And during that time, candidates seeking elected leadership positions have provided answers to those questions. Today, the voters get to grade those answers.
Kline to hold press conference at Tiller’s clinic
Discussion will happen after O’Reilly show
November 6, 2006
Discussion will happen after O’Reilly show.
6News Now for November 6
November 6, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, election preparations around Douglas County, development plans at the corner of Sixth and the South Lawrence Trafficway, and another mountain lion sighting in Lawrence.
Clinic attorneys seek investigation of Kline
A Kline spokeswoman called the request to the Kansas Supreme Court “a political ploy”
November 6, 2006
A Kline spokeswoman called the request to the Kansas Supreme Court “a political ploy.”
Jayhawks weather Washburn
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Who needs three-point goals? Not Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. Not in Sunday afternoon’s 68-62 come-from-behind exhibition victory over Washburn University in Allen Fieldhouse.
Rest for the weary
After 10 games, Jayhawks have idle week
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Ten weeks of hits add up in NCAA Division I-A football. Just ask Kansas University running back Jon Cornish, who feels like an old man after getting a weekly beat-down with the ball in his hands.
Signing period looms for hoops recruits
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
Cole Aldrich, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound high school senior center from Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High, will sign a national basketball letter-of-intent with Kansas University on Wednesday.
Events calendar
November 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Keegan: K-State’s gamble pays off
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
It seemed such an insane thing for Kansas State football coach Ron Prince to do at the time. He benched the senior, Dylan Meier, who had worked so hard to come back from shoulder surgery, in favor of the true freshman, who couldn’t possibly be ready for Big 12 football.
Pour some holiday cheer to celebrate the season
November 6, 2006 in print edition on D2
Bob Cratchit brewing a steaming Christmas punch to the delight of his rosy-cheeked brood. Clarence the Angel trying to order mulled wine at a raucous dive in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
KU football notebook
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C3
Bueltel leaves: Kansas University backup cornerback Blake Bueltel has left the team, coach Mark Mangino said.
Fever of gold rush gripped a state, changed a nation
November 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
When in doubt, blame the media. According to the “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS) presentation “The Gold Rush,” the discovery of precious ore in California streambeds transformed that state and the nation in many profound ways.
Stern wants answers about New Orleans
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
NBA commissioner David Stern said there was no question about the Hornets’ full-time return to New Orleans in the short term, but that long-term concerns about the city’s recovery and corporate support for pro basketball need to be resolved sooner than later.
One man’s trash
Become a junkie: Discover some old odds and ends for a soiree that’s anything but trashy
November 6, 2006 in print edition on D1
Sure, clutter drives most people crazy. But the sentimental pull of a set of mismatched Depression dishes or a great-aunt’s costume jewelry may overcome common sense when it comes to packing the rafters with junk.
After-hours hard for Phil
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C4
Poker will run six days a week on NBC in 2007 at 2 am. The show, “Poker after Dark,” features a format with six known players vying in a $20,000 buy-in winner-take-all sit-and-go.
Defense lifts unbeaten Colts
Bears fall to unlikely foe at Soldier Field
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
Peyton Manning got help from an unlikely source - his defense - and the Colts remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team.
Bucks unanimous No. 1, Louisville third in AP poll
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C8
Ohio State received all 65 first-place votes in the Associated Press Top 25 released Sunday to become the first unanimous No. 1 in three years.
2 TV stations shut down after verdict
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A7
After Saddam Hussein was sentenced Sunday to hang, Iraqi security forces closed two Sunni Muslim television stations for violating curfew and a law that bans airing material that could undermine the country’s stability, the Interior Ministry said.
Cheney to spend Election Day hunting
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Vice President Dick Cheney is going on his first hunting trip since accidentally shooting his companion earlier this year.
Two more bodies recovered at hotel
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two more bodies were recovered Sunday from the rubble of a downtown Reno hotel, bringing the death toll to 11 in the city’s deadliest fire. Officials said the toll could still rise.
Raiders to attempt Super Bowl sweep
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C5
Followers of the Oakland Raiders have been sent to the record books often this season to quantify how bad the team has been.
Former KKK leader dies in prison at 82
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Samuel H. Bowers, who was convicted eight years ago of ordering the 1966 bombing death of a civil rights leader, died Sunday in a state penitentiary in Jackson, officials said. He was 82.
King Memorial will be first to black American on Mall
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
On a hot August afternoon in 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a mostly black audience from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Firefighters battle blaze at Eudora trailer home
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Eudora firefighters chopped into the walls of a burning trailer home to extinguish the blaze Sunday night. No one was injured.
Wichitan issues online call for MySpace ‘friends’
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Julio Guerra, a 20-year-old Wichitan, really wants to be your friend - if you’re young, Hispanic and on MySpace.com.
On the record
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
New surface might save horse racing
Injuries to horses hurt image of industry already struggling to attract younger generation of fans
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
For the second time in six months, tragedy struck one of horse racing’s showcase events. The arrival of a new racing surface, however, could usher in an era of safer American tracks.
Stewart smokes field at Dickies 500
Johnson quietly grabs points lead from Kenseth in Texas
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tony Stewart’s eyes lit up at the thought. Winning out in the last four races of NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship is a goal he can get his arms around - especially because he isn’t part of the stock-car playoff party.
Protests in, around Expocentre bring one arrest
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
As hundreds of cars filed by, Carlena Haney held a hot pink sign bearing the message “Bush = War Criminal. God Forgive America.”
Bush campaign rally notebook: Words and music to vote by
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A4
Notes and observations from the political events Sunday in Topeka:
Sign-up deadlines set for Salvation Army aid
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Salvation Army has set sign-up dates for people seeking Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.
Son found guilty in death of father
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B8
A western Kansas man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his father after a jury said there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him of first-degree murder.
T operating changes up for approval
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
Government denies role in Darfur violence
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Sudanese government on Sunday denied involvement in a new wave of violence in the Darfur region that killed more than 50 people, blaming “outlaws” for the attacks.
African summit ends with partnership pledge
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
China and Africa showed the potential of their burgeoning partnership Sunday, closing out a landmark summit by announcing hefty business deals while shirking criticism that their relationship soft-pedals human rights concerns.
Humanitarian crisis won’t stop Gaza assault
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Sunday to press ahead with Israel’s offensive in northern Gaza, brushing off international calls to halt the fighting and Palestinian complaints of dwindling supplies of water, food and other staples.
Climate conference convenes as global forecast worsens
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Government officials, scientists and activists from around the world converged on drought-stricken Kenya for today’s opening of the U.N. conference on climate change, the first such session in sub-Saharan Africa, the continent at greatest risk as the world warms.
Former Turkish prime minister dies
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Former Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, a political force in Turkey for almost half a century who ordered the invasion of Cyprus and later pushed his country toward the West, died Sunday. He was 81.
Thousands march in Oaxaca to demand police withdrawal
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through this tense colonial city Sunday, demanding the security forces abandon camps they set up last week to end a five-month protest.
People in the news
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Two of a kind ¢ Madonna blames media for adoption uproar ¢ Books get a boost
Negative political ads shown to have strong influence
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
The grainy black-and-white images appear on television, while ominous music plays in the background. It’s another in a blizzard of negative political ads and before you consciously know it, the message takes hold of your brain.
Borat’ pulls a fast one with $26.4 million debut
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A2
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Kazakh alter-ego Borat made glorious returns at the box office, surprising Hollywood with a No. 1 debut.
Device may end the need to nit-pick
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Head lice - those nasty nuisances for schoolchildren and parents - were blown away in half an hour by a new blow-dryerlike device its inventors call the “LouseBuster,” university researchers report.
Blackout exposes fragile power network
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
A German electric company said Sunday a high-voltage transmission line it shut down over a river to let a ship pass could have caused the chain-reaction power outages that left about 10 million people in the dark across Europe.
Saddam death verdict hailed
Court’s sentence could serve as Iraqi ‘milestone’
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Amid celebratory gunfire, the embattled government in Iraq declared Sunday’s death sentence against Saddam Hussein as the end of an ugly chapter and an opportunity for the strife-torn country to begin to unify.
Boyda’s call for change attracts Capitol cheers
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A1
Some carried signs. Some carried flags, babies or even a toy poodle wearing campaign regalia.
Banquet honors 4-H’ers
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Several area 4-H’ers brought home some hardware Sunday during the 4-H Achievement Banquet by the Douglas County Extension office.
Program will monitor election complaints
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
A federal prosecutor will be available during Tuesday’s election to respond to reports of possible election fraud and voting rights violations in Kansas.
No one injured in plane’s crash landing
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Baldwin man escaped injury Sunday morning when he landed a single-engine, fixed-wing plane in a field west of Wellsville after its engine lost power.
Interfaith gathering unites efforts to assist city’s needy
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
The group of 20 people, of different denominations and faiths, sat Sunday afternoon in a peaceful and quiet South Park.
Lawrence Community Shelter surpasses its goal at fundraiser
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
Hank Booth pleaded with a crowd enjoying chocolate and tea Sunday afternoon at Free State High School.
LINK seeks aid for community Thanksgiving meal
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen needs volunteers for its Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 at First Christian Church.
Lawrence WWII veterans to share stories
Three chosen to speak at global conference in New Orleans
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s been more than 60 years since World War II ended, but three Lawrence veterans who survived that war say it is more important than ever to talk about what they remember of that tumultuous and historic era.
KU-developed tools licensed to Kansas company
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B1
After years of research and testing, a motorized pacifier that aids the development of premature newborns is about to reach more children.
Tips for patients considering overseas medical care
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Research doctors who specialize in the procedure you’re interested in. Big hospitals catering to medical tourists have Web sites listing physicians with their biographies and contact information and some even offer virtual patient visits.
Lawrence residents complete program
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Leadership Kansas, the flagship leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the graduation Oct. 27 of 40 emerging state leaders from its 2006 class, including five Lawrence residents:
A Creative Style adds stylist
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Jessica Lockwood, Lawrence, has joined A Creative Style Hair Salon as a stylist.
Crown salesman a ‘truck champion’
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Tim Ballew, a salesman at Crown Toyota in Lawrence, has been certified as a Toyota Truck Champion after completing four days of training regarding the 2007 Toyota Tundra at a Toyota truck manufacturing plant in Princeton, Ind.
Barbie getting a new beau: M-A-C
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Here’s a seemingly odd match: Barbie, the Mattel Inc.-produced doll called “the timeless symbol of fashion, beauty and femininity for girls,” is pairing up with M-A-C cosmetics - the self-described “attitudinally hip and artfully irreverent” makeup line.
Turn down job-search music
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: I am discouraged and floundering. I’ve had a number of interviews but cannot say any of the opportunities are my dream job. I am in, and am prepared to stay in, the fashion industry (and do not consider this a bad thing).
Ortega in tight race to regain presidency
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Daniel Ortega, the former Marxist revolutionary who last came to power at the head of a guerrilla force in 1979, remained locked in a close race to regain the presidency Sunday night as election officials predicted it would take them until today to finish tallying the results.
Minister calls for separating Jews, Arabs
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel’s new deputy prime minister on Sunday called for a near-total separation between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land, sparking a wave of condemnation less than a week after the far-right politician joined the Cabinet.
Clean energy
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In the Nov. 1 article “Commissioner opposes new coal plant,” Sunflower Electric’s spokesman Miller said that heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions are not currently regulated, but that if ever they are, his company will comply.
Will paradoxical U.S. policy draw Iran to nuclear talks?
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B7
It is not the U-turn in foreign policy that Ronald Reagan made with the Soviet Union in his second term. It is more like a skid on an icy road: The Bush administration has lurched from insisting on isolating its enemies abroad to adopting a more sophisticated diplomatic strategy of conditional engagement with North Korea and Iran.
Voting conflict
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: City Commissioner Mike Rundle earns his living at a low-volume, high-profit-margin supermarket specializing in organic foods.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 6, 1906: “Last night a thief broke into a local home, was surprised and vanished without getting much loot.
Seeking healthy savings
Americans cut costs by having surgery overseas
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A8
Greg Goodell flew from Iowa to India to have his arteries unclogged. Rick Thues made the trip from California for a new hip. John Terhune ventured from Indiana for a hip-and-knee combo.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
About 6,000 teachers from northeast Kansas were here for one of eight sectional meetings of the Kansas State Teachers Assn.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
Douglas County had about 18,500 eligible voters for the coming election, and it appeared many of them would cast ballots for the off-year voting.
Democrats should accept victory humbly
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
A letter to the Democrats: Congratulations. If the prognosticators are correct, you are about to win a victory that will shift the balance of power in one or both houses of Congress.
Sign aesthetics
Some of the new commercial signs that have cropped up in Lawrence lately seem to argue for a close examination of the city’s sign code.
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
Pole signs aren’t the only thing city officials should be looking at as they review the city’s existing codes regarding commercial signs.
Political earthquake may shake up GOP
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B6
President Bush has been making a brave show of optimism, but unless all the warning signs are wrong, Tuesday’s election is going to confront the White House with a radically changed political environment - one much less to the president’s liking.
Walking the walk
Chiefs help Johnson back up boasts
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C1
After backing up pregame braggadocio about dealing out the hits rather than taking them, Larry Johnson had a lot more to say.
Disgraced evangelist confesses, asks church for forgiveness
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
Before the elders began explaining to the congregation at New Life Church why its founder wasn’t there Sunday, the youngsters were sent out of the room.
FBI chief takes aim at Congress
November 6, 2006 in print edition on A3
The new chief of the FBI’s Criminal Division, which is swamped with public corruption cases, says the bureau is ramping up its ability to catch crooked politicians and might run an undercover sting on Congress.
Watch the birdy
As hobbies go, birding is cheap, easy : and wildly popular
November 6, 2006 in print edition on C6
Cynthia Shaw hasn’t been birding her entire life. Shaw, a 71-year-old Lawrence resident, figures she only has bird-watched the last 70 or so years. And she has the newspaper clipping to prove it.
Resident recalls role in Polish resistance
At only 15, he organized 100-member unit to fight Germans
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B3
At the age of 15, Jaroslaw “Jarek” Piekalkiewicz and his cousin started a Polish resistance unit during World War II. It grew to include 100 members.
Colorado professor to discuss puzzles
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B4
University of Colorado-Boulder philosophy professor Graeme Forbes will discuss “Identity and the Facts of the Matter” at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union on Kansas University’s campus.
Horoscopes
November 6, 2006 in print edition on B5
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