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Journal-World hosts photography lectures
November 11, 2006
Two nationally know photographers, David Hume Kennerly and Bruce Dale will lecture about their images next week at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Cantus charms audience with diverse repertoire, harmonious sound
November 11, 2006
Songs of sailors and Sufis echoed through the Lied Center on Thursday night as Cantus ended its week-long residency with a well-received evening of song. A male vocal ensemble of nine voices, Cantus is based in Minneapolis, Minn. During its 10-year existence, it has become one of the most exciting professional ensembles in the world of classical music. Its variety of repertoire and successful execution of multiple styles are part of the reason for its success.
Tale of the Tape
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Military News
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D5
Club News
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
Lawrence Datebook
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Rape reports released
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Police have released information on two recent rape reports in the area.
Police seek help to find suspect in burglary
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Police on Friday asked for the public’s help identifying the suspect in a home burglary Oct. 31 in the 500 block of Frontier Road.
I-70 rollover wreck sends 2 to hospital
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Two Lawrence residents, Alan and Janet Brummell, both 57, were taken to the hospital by air ambulance Friday afternoon after a rollover wreck on the Kansas Turnpike.
State officials may sell Sudan pension holdings
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
State officials are starting to ask whether Kansas’ public pension system should sell its holdings in Sudan to put pressure to end the genocide there. Sonny Scroggins, a Topeka activist who has called for divestment from Sudan for years, says it’s about time.
Lawrence district gets passing grades
Yearly progress goal falls short for students with disabilities in three junior highs
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence school district announced Friday that it passed the federal Annual Yearly Progress goal for reading and math.
Bank honors teacher at Sunflower School
November 11, 2006
A Sunflower School teacher has been honored by a Lawrence business.
Grandma pleads to witness intimidation
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
The mother-in-law of former Trego County Sheriff Ryan Bloom has pleaded guilty to helping keep her granddaughter out of state so the girl couldn’t testify about being molested by her adoptive father.
Woman burned by plane crash goes home
November 11, 2006
Ilana Benhuri remembers her first thought as the small plane crashed through her apartment window, “I was dead.”
Enron’s Fastow to serve 6-years in La. prison
November 11, 2006
Former Enron Corp. financial whiz Andrew Fastow will serve six years in a federal prison in Louisiana for plundering the company while concealing its feeble financial condition from investors.
Top-ranked Florida rips Samford
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Top-ranked Florida opened this season much like it finished the last one: running the floor, creating easy baskets and dominating another opponent. Once again, Joakim Noah was at the center of it all.
Veteran heeds White House summon
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B3
Arland Richards answered his nation’s call in World War II, fighting in the same unit as the father of a future first lady. Now, the 83-year-old Hutchinson man has been called again, to spend part of Veterans Day with President Bush and his wife, Laura.
Mizzou victorious in Anderson’s debut
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Matt Lawrence scored a career-high 27 points, 21 more than his previous best, helping Missouri to an easy 101-80 season-opening victory over North Carolina A&T in new coach Mike Anderson’s debut Friday night.
Woman who drowned 2 daughters out of hospital
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
A woman who drowned her two children in 2003 was released Friday from a state psychiatric hospital after a judge agreed with doctors that she is now mentally stable.
Untimely miscues finish off Lions
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
With less than 10 minutes left in the Class 6A quarterfinals, and the ball at the Shawnee Mission West five-yard-line, Lawrence’s High’s football season still had a pulse. “It could’ve been a seven-point game,” LHS running back Tony Williams said.
Semi sweet
Firebirds top O-East, setting up showdown
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Free State High’s football players wanted it. Now they have it. The Firebirds and Shawnee Mission West, both 11-0, will meet in a Class 6A state high school football semifinal Friday night. “It’s the game we’ve all been waiting for,” Free State quarterback Ryan Murphy said following Friday night’s 32-19 victory over Olathe East. “It doesn’t get any bigger. It’ll be a showdown.”
Lumberjacks sawing serious wood
No. 3 Kansas University, No. 10 Arizona offer two early tests for mid-major program
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
NCAA mid-major Northern Arizona University is tackling a high-major schedule to open the 2006-07 men’s basketball season. The Lumberjacks, ranked 18th in the country in Collegeinsider.com’s mid-major Top 25 preseason poll, meet Kansas University, the No. 3-rated team in the Associated Press poll, at 7 tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.
Guarantee falls flat
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jeff Meyers wasn’t eating any crow Friday night. The Olathe East High football coach had guaranteed the Hawks would defeat Free State in Friday night’s Class 6A quarterfinal, but they didn’t. Free State 32, Olathe East 19.
Cardinals come up short on offense
Girard slows down Eudora’s high-octane attack, ends Cardinals’ quest for perfection
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Mike Ortega was open. Eudora High needed five yards to keep its final drive going. With Girard’s defense focused on running back Travis Clarke, Cardinals coach Gregg Webb called Ortega’s number with two minutes left and Eudora trailing by seven. Ortega sprinted off the line and found a seam in the defense.
Keegan: Robinson gives KU glue guy
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Here’s why it pays not to freak out every time Kansas University’s men’s basketball team loses: The last KU team to win a national title, Larry Brown’s Danny and the Miracles, lost 11 games. Imagine all the energy wasted by the masses on those 11 different occasions.
Study: HIV patients can expect to live 24 years
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
An American diagnosed with the AIDS virus can expect to live for about 24 years on average, and the cost of health care over those two-plus decades is more than $600,000, new research indicates.
President, Democratic senators pledge to work together
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush opened the Oval Office on Friday for a second day in a row to Democrats who will rule Capitol Hill next year, and both sides promised cooperation. But Democrats’ heads were shaking over Bush demands for the current lame-duck GOP Congress to enact measures they oppose.
Report: Military service may be linked to ALS
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
Military service, particularly in the Gulf War, may be linked to development of Lou Gehrig’s disease, the Institute of Medicine said Friday. The evidence, however, is limited and inconsistent, the Institute said.
Marine Corps celebrates 231 years of proud service
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Eric Sheppard’s opinion of Lawrence changed Friday. Sheppard, a 13-year Marine veteran, was impressed to see more than 200 people - nearly all Marines - show up at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 231st birthday.
Public should weigh in on new library, mayor says
Amyx says question ripe for ballot; developers not pursuing project
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
The pace needs to quicken on the decision of whether Lawrence will build a new library, Mayor Mike Amyx said Friday.
Autopsy: Overdose caused death during police struggle
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
An overdose of methamphetamine and cocaine killed a man who collapsed in a struggle with Kansas City police in July, an autopsy report revealed.
Fort Jackson chosen for new cemetery
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
A new national cemetery will be located at Fort Jackson, a sprawling Army base just east of downtown, officials said Friday.
Bush dedicates Marine museum
Medal of Honor to be given
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
An emotional President Bush said Friday he would present the Medal of Honor - America’s highest military decoration - to a Marine who died when he jumped on a grenade in Iraq and saved the lives of two comrades.
99-year leases on seized land launched
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Zimbabwe’s government launched a program to issue 99-year leases to black farmers allocated land seized mostly from white farmers, state radio reported Friday.
5 killed in grenade attack at mosque
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected militants hurled a grenade into a crowd outside a mosque Friday in a village in Indian Kashmir, killing at least five people and wounding nearly 30, police officials and a doctor said.
China shares bird flu virus with researchers
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
After more than a year of international pressure, China acquiesced Friday to demands that it share samples of avian influenza virus with global health authorities but rejected a report that a new vaccine-resistant strain of the disease is spreading.
Forensic experts find seventh mass grave
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Forensic experts said Friday they found a new mass grave in northeastern Bosnia believed to contain the remains of more than 100 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre where Serb forces buried some of the almost 8,000 victims.
Tunnel used for weapons smuggling is found
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Egypt discovered a weapons-smuggling tunnel under its border with Gaza on Friday, a move likely to please Israel, which has long accused the Egyptians of failing to stop the flow of arms to Palestinian militants.
A year after brutal slaying, family still waits for justice
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
In the year since Robin Bell’s body was discovered at the Dollar General store in north Bonner Springs, her family members have tried to move on with their lives. It’s been difficult, they say.
New KU to take court
Freshmen provide fresh look for debut
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
Roles were clearly defined on last season’s Kansas University women’s basketball team. “We stood around a lot and waited for Erica (Hallman) to make a play, or we just gave it to Crystal (Kemp) in the paint,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “That won’t happen this year. They don’t care who gets the credit.”
Planned gay march becomes rally over violence fears
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel’s gay community braved vehement opposition from religious fundamentalists and held a large rally Friday in Jerusalem, complete with live rock music, dancing and declarations of pride.
Al-Qaida in Iraq leader challenges Bush, pleased with U.S. election
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq claimed in a new tape released Friday that his group had mobilized 12,000 fighters and was winning the war in Iraq faster than expected.
Lumberjacks wary of Wright
Highlight-reel dunks products of rebounds, pressure
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Julian Wright’s reputation as a high-flying human highlight reel grew to new heights during the 2006-07 preseason. “Oh my goodness,” gushed Northern Arizona basketball coach Mike Adras, “I saw (Julian) Wright on the top 10 plays from Tuesday night. I didn’t see him from last week, but one of our assistant coaches from the women’s basketball team came in and said half his body was above the rim on the dunk.”
Firebird to become Badger
Free State senior Abney signs softball letter of intent
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
Three years ago, Livi Abney came to the Free State High library for a special event. Her sister, Lauren, was signing a letter of intent to throw javelin for the University of Kentucky. Friday, it was Livi’s turn.
Sunni-Shiite mortar war a sign of escalating sectarian conflict
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mortar battles have erupted between Shiite and Sunni neighborhoods in Baghdad, and the once-mixed city is reeling as the two sides adopt the weapons and tactics of urban civil war.
British spies tracking almost 30 terror plots
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
British authorities are tracking almost 30 terrorist plots involving 1,600 people, the country’s domestic spy chief said in remarks released Friday, warning that young British Muslims are at risk of being radicalized by extremists.
Boxing needs heavyweight headliner
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
You don’t have to be a geezer, like me, to gaze wistfully upon an era in which being the heavyweight champion of the world was an accomplishment to be proud of, not an embarrassment to hide from your in-laws.
Tigers trade for Sheffield
Yankees slugger dealt for pitching prospects
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
Gary Sheffield was traded from the New York Yankees to the Detroit Tigers on Friday for three pitching prospects. The Yankees exercised Sheffield’s $13 million option last weekend to prevent him from becoming a free agent, and Sheffield said Wednesday the Yankees had asked him to provide a list of teams he wouldn’t mind being traded to.
Democratic victory may slow Brownback’s presidential endeavor
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
As Sam Brownback surveyed the presidential landscape over the past two years, he always insisted he had one major advantage: The country was becoming more conservative. Maybe not.
Arson destroys inside of Topeka church
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Arson was the cause of a Friday morning fire that gutted the interior of a Topeka church, including its sanctuary, a local official said.
An inside look at ‘24’ star
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
Fans of “24” who can’t wait for the series to return in January can console themselves with a glance at star Kiefer Sutherland’s extracurricular activities, chronicled in the documentary “I Trust You to Kill Me” (8 p.m. today, VH1).
People in the news
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ R&B singer Gerald Levert dies at Ohio home at age 40 ¢ Rumors abound over location of Cruise, Holmes wedding ¢ Pamela Anderson confirms she had a miscarriage
Faith briefs
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D8
Oscar winner Jack Palance dies at 87
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
Jack Palance, the craggy-faced menace in “Shane,” “Sudden Fear” and other films who turned successfully to comedy in his 70s with his Oscar-winning self-parody in “City Slickers,” died Friday.
Museum announces Thanksgiving program
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D8
Families and children of all ages can find out what the first Thanksgiving was really like in a Watkins Community Museum of History program, “T Is for Thanksgiving.” The free event will feature storytime, arts and crafts from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18.
Faith Forum: How much should evangelism be part of international mission work?
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Evangelism doesn’t mean imposing a belief system ¢ Other cultures may see us as in need of ‘good news’
Horoscopes
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, Nov. 11
Real concern?
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Sports space
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Opposition needn’t include personal attacks
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Remember Nieder Acres? It was a small residential neighborhood that once existed where Target and other retail stores presently are located. For decades we fought the commercialization that occurred around our once rural area - K-mart, 84 Lumber, a trailer court, even Wal-Mart when it tried to locate where Penney’s currently is - and we did it all alone.
Republicans fail test for ‘values’ voters
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
At precisely 4:09 p.m. on Election Day, a breaking news alert came into my e-mail courtesy of CNN. What could it be? The ultimate November surprise? A voter gone postal over the robo-calls? A candidate gone berserk at the election booth?
Reaching out
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
Russia nearer to goal of entering world group
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Russia moved a step closer to its longtime goal of entering the World Trade Organization Friday as U.S. and Russian trade negotiators reached an agreement.
Stocks rise slightly to end the week
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Wall Street closed out an erratic session with a modest advance Friday as investors awaited further signs about the health of the economy.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 made its highly anticipated debut to long lines in Japan on Saturday, marking the first launch of what’s expected to quickly become a global sellout.
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Sony’s PlayStation 3 made its highly anticipated debut to long lines in Japan on Saturday, marking the first launch of what’s expected to quickly become a global sellout.
Kansas AFL-CIO leader retires
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
Jim DeHoff recently retired after nearly 20 years of leading the Kansas AFL-CIO.
Steer toward performance
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
No car tire does it all. Each type is a compromise, trading good performance in one category for weaker performance in another.
Driven to success
Jim Clark Motors marks 50 years in business
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
More than 50 years since he started working at Jim Clark Motors emptying wastebaskets and sweeping floors in the shop, Loris “Junior” Brubeck stood before friends, family and more than 50 employees at his dealership Friday to accept congratulations and offer thanks.
Students of war
Former soldiers struggle with transition to campus life
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
It usually happens at a house party, or at a bar. The swirl of people, the commotion, the hollering - they take Marla Keown back to a time, just a couple of years ago, when she was a skinny 23-year-old driving trucks through the deserts of Iraq.
4H and FCE News
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
On the record
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
Simons: Roberts will be missed at Intelligence Committee helm
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Many changes - some for the better and some for the worse - are about to take place in the U.S. Senate as a result of Tuesday’s off-year elections.
FBI investigates L.A. police beating; incident posted online on YouTube
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
An FBI investigation prompted by video footage of a man being punched repeatedly in the face by police has demonstrated anew the power of the Internet sensation of the year, YouTube.com.
A day for remembering
Honor guard pays tributes to comrades
November 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
It doesn’t have to be Veterans Day for a few Fort Leavenworth soldiers to pay formal, special recognition to veterans; it’s almost a daily occurrence.
Baker tries to salvage season, win finale
Wildcats’ opponent also wrapping up disappointing 2006 campaign
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
Today is Senior Day for Baker University’s football team. BU coach Mike Grossner also hopes it will be Salvage Day. The Wildcats (3-6) can put a satisfying lid on a disappointing season if they can knock off Lindenwood (5-6), another Heart of America Athletic Conference team that fell short of expectations.
Notebook
November 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Activist: Military full of evangelizing fundamentalists
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B4
Mikey Weinstein’s favorite nickname among the ones bestowed on him by his opponents is “field general of the godless armies of Satan.” There’s also “Satan’s lawyer” and “Satan’s pet.”
Miracle time
November 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
It will take the best everyone can muster to right many of the wrongs of recent times and boost the national interest.
Around and About
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D5
Society Calendar
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D3
Scouting News
November 11, 2006 in print edition on D3