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A new round for the SLT
Federal agency takes testimony on controversial road
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence residents should be well warmed up for this one: A federal agency is seeking comment on whether the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway should be built through the Baker Wetlands or south of the Wakarusa River.
6News Now for November 14
November 14, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Lawrence carjacking leads to a chase into Missouri, a new report out on the SLT, and more on the trial of Jay Decker.
No-gun signs released
November 14, 2006
Officials today released regulations and signs for Kansas businesses and organizations that want to prohibit concealed handguns from their locations.
Lawrence carjacking ends in Missouri
Incident started with criminal damage at grocery store
09:14 a.m., November 14, 2006 Updated 11:49 a.m.
Incident started with criminal damage at grocery store.
Longhorns survive Ragin Cajun scare
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Tiffany Jackson scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 25 Texas to a 69-59 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday night. Niqky Hughes added 15 points, and Erneisha Bailey grabbed 11 rebounds to help Texas improve to 2-0. Onna Charles led the Ragin Cajuns (1-1) with 23 points.
Studies: Red meat, vitamins no boon to women’s health
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Eating red meat may raise a woman’s risk of a common type of breast cancer, and vitamin supplements will do little if anything to protect her heart, two new studies suggest. Women who ate more than 1 1/2 servings of red meat per day were almost twice as likely to develop hormone-related breast cancer as those who ate fewer than three portions per week, one study found.
A money-saving switch
Lawrence school district has cut energy bills by $1.2 million since 2003
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Teacher Kathy Rathbun eats her lunch in the dark. “I don’t mind,” she said. “It calms me.” Rathbun’s dim lunch hour, lit only by a desk lamp and light from windows, is part of a larger push in the Lawrence school district to save energy and money.
River City’ focuses on Indian Removal Act
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
The forced migration of native tribes from the eastern United States and the upper Midwest to eastern Kansas following passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 is the focus beginning tonight on a special “River City Weekly” encore.
Lawrence woman hurt in one-car crash on I-35
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence woman was injured Monday morning on Interstate 35 between Emporia and El Dorado when she lost control of her vehicle.
Students may get pay-to-ride price cut
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence school district students who pay to ride the bus likely will pay less in the future. “We think getting kids to school is pretty fundamental,” school board member Cindy Yulich said.
People in the news
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star to wed ¢ Cruise arrives for nuptials ¢ Wax wedding nixed
3 lbs.’ boasts heavy cast
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
Over the past few seasons, CBS has gone out of its way to attract actors of note, including Gary Sinise and James Woods. Liev Schreiber will join “CSI” soon in a recurring role. And the amazing cast of the short-lived “Smith” included Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen. I am greatly respectful of these actors, as I am of Stanley Tucci, star of the new series “3 lbs.” (9 p.m., CBS).
More ‘Borat’ victims upset at being duped
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A2
While teaching American humor to a gregarious and absurdly out-of-touch foreign journalist, Pat Haggerty realized something was off - who WAS this guy?
Mexican drug war’s annual death toll tops 2,000
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
The death toll in Mexico’s drug war has surpassed 2,000 this year, with a newspaper editor found dead in the resort city of Zihuatanejo and a police commander assassinated in Tijuana apparently among the latest victims, according to news reports.
Bloodletting shows no sign of letting up
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber boarded a minibus and blew himself up Monday in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, killing 20 people and injuring 18, police and hospital officials said. It was the latest sectarian salvo to shake the foundations of Iraqi society and government. At least 43 other Iraqis were reported killed in bombings, shootings and other violence across the country.
Russia seeks to soften U.N. resolution on Iran
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
Russian changes to a draft U.N. resolution on Iran’s nuclear program would “cut back substantially” on restrictions the U.S. and its allies are seeking, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Monday.
Sale to feature Warhol’s images of Monroe, Mao
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A4
Marilyn and Mao, together at last. Art lovers soon can bid on Andy Warhol’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong - that is, if they have a spare $27 million or so.
Official language English in Texas city
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A5
Despite loud protests from scores of pro-immigrant demonstrators, the City Council in this Dallas suburb adopted ordinances Monday night to crack down on illegal immigration and to make English the city’s official language.
Giuliani takes first step in presidential bid
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Can he do for the country what he did for his city? He might try. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid, GOP officials said Monday.
Hostages at pharmacy overpower gunman
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Four people taken hostage by a gunman at a pharmacy overpowered their captor Monday after he demanded prescription drugs and fired several shots, authorities said.
Census: Race disparities persist in income, home ownership
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing. White households had incomes that were two-thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
Bush, Clinton join civil rights leaders at King memorial groundbreaking
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Martin Luther King Jr. belongs among American icons like Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, national leaders said Monday at the ceremonial groundbreaking for a King memorial. “We give Martin Luther King his rightful place among the many Americans honored on the National Mall,” President Bush told a crowd of about 5,000.
Proposal could help 40 million uninsured
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
Health insurance companies proposed a $300 billion plan Monday aimed at getting coverage for all uninsured children in three years and for most adults within 10. The plan includes tax breaks for the working poor and increased government spending by the government for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Judge sets trial date for KU student’s lawsuit
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
A judge on Monday set a Feb. 27 trial date in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Kansas University freshman who suffered debilitating injuries when she fell from the roof of a campus-area house in October 2004.
Rivalry’s newest chapter brings back buzz
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
So many years of putrid rivalry football. It seems so long ago, doesn’t it? Kansas University and Kansas State’s football teams battle it out again Saturday at Memorial Stadium. And the fact that the outcome isn’t a bank-vault lock is a welcome sight for a rivalry that was so : well, so terrible for so many years.
Lawrence Datebook
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
FDA adds precaution to Tamiflu label
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A3
FDA adds precaution to Tamiflu label
Robinson enjoys playing traffic cop
Numerous scoring options keep job exciting for Kansas University point guard
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
Whether he throws the ball inside or flips it to a wing, Russell Robinson figures he can’t go wrong directing traffic on Kansas University’s 2006-07 men’s basketball team. “We have so many weapons. Every possession it could be somebody different. You just try to hit the open man,” the junior point guard said.
Woodling: Give West the edge by a foot
November 14, 2006
On the morning line, the Chiefs were favored by 10 points over Oakland and Kansas by 21â2 points over Kansas State. There is no gambling line, however, on the third biggest football game in these parts.
Ready to run wild
Dynamic backfield duo plus for KU
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C1
The option read has been noticeably efficient for Kansas University’s football team this season. Big and fast KU quarterback Kerry Meier often takes the snap and sticks the ball in running back Jon Cornish’s gut. Based on what Meier recognizes from the opposing defense before the snap or as the play starts to unfold, he then chooses to keep it in Cornish’s possession or rip it away, swing out and run it himself.
NFL Briefs
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
¢ Redskins bench Brunell; Campbell to start at QB ¢ Haynesworth returns; Titans still have questions ¢ Vikes’ LB done for year; Richardson’s arm broken
Youth sports meeting planned
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
A public meeting to gather information about city youth athletic facilities will be next Monday. Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth (PLAY) will sponsor the session at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 840 N.H. St.
Winter practices fire up
High expectations for Firebirds’ girls hoops; LHS boys change look
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Free State High girls basketball coach Brian Duncan made one thing perfectly clear now that the 2006-07 season is officially in session. “We have extremely high expectations,” Duncan said. “But we welcome that challenge. We’d much rather have people challenging us than play the underdog role.”
High School Notebook
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Friday night’s Class 6A state football semifinal between unbeatens Free State High and Shawnee Mission West will be at SM South District Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at the Overland Park facility. Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 will carry a delayed telecast at 10:30 p.m.
Texas Tech cruises, 86-74
Jackson leads Red Raiders with 22 points in CBE victory over G-W
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jarrius Jackson led Texas Tech with 22 points as the Red Raiders beat Gardner-Webb, 86-74, in the first round of the College Basketball Experience Classic on Monday night. Texas Tech (2-0) held the lead throughout after jumping out 13-0 to start. Four Red Raiders scored in double digits and three had seven rebounds or more.
Gonzalez out at least 1 week
Green could be cleared for full-time practice today
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
Injuries to Pro Bowlers and key starters continued to mount for Kansas City on Monday when tight end Tony Gonzalez, having perhaps his finest season, was declared out this week and possibly longer.
Early road trip dismays K-State’s Huggins
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C5
Bob Huggins doesn’t mind taking his teams on the road. He just wouldn’t mind doing it a little later in the season. Instead, Kansas State will have just one home game under its belt before traveling to Piscataway, N.J., for Wednesday night’s game against Rutgers.
Duquesne notches emotional victory
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Most nights, this would be a score hardly noticed by anyone other than alumni and fans of the two schools: Duquesne 81, Youngstown State 75. This was different. This was a special, worthy-of-attention night when a team that has had one winning season in 20 years, and little chance of having one this season, decided violence, tradition and an arguably stronger opponent wouldn’t keep it from winning a game it probably should have lost.
Ohio State jumps to No. 5
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ohio State, waiting for heralded freshman Greg Oden to recover from surgery, moved up two spots in the first regular-season college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
Vermont victimizes BC
Catamounts get another signature win
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Vermont basketball program already has its signature moment: a victory over No. 11 Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament that was the school’s first-ever win over a ranked team.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
¢ QB consistency? ¢ Doing all right ¢ That’s a record ¢ Double honor
Naismith memorabilia to be sold
Whistle used at KU among items to be auctioned next month
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
It’s settled. Basketball really did evolve from a childhood game called “Duck on a Rock.” Such are the revelations contained in a newly unearthed trove of personal documents, photographs and mementos from basketball’s founder, James Naismith.
President’s southeast Asia visit to focus on trade, N. Korea
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
President Bush leaves tonight for a week-long visit to Southeast Asia that may offer an early indication of how the political “thumping” he took a week ago will affect his standing on the world stage.
Republicans glumly open lame-duck session of Congress
House fails to pass bill normalizing trade with Vietnam ahead of Bush visit
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawmakers present and future mingled in the Capitol’s marble hallways Monday as Republicans exiled from power in last week’s elections glumly opened a lame-duck session and wide-eyed Democrats prepared to take control of Congress.
For Obama, Senate time may be irrelevant in presidential campaign
November 14, 2006
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., might be well advised to stay in the Senate several more years before running for president, as many strategists have suggested. But there are at least 40 reasons to challenge that advice.
Bush meets with Iraq study group
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A8
President Bush met Monday with members of a high-level panel that’s seeking solutions to the war in Iraq, and he afterward reiterated his view that conditions on the ground rather than artificial timetables should determine when the United States withdraws its troops.
5 years after Taliban’s retreat, no celebrations in Afghan capital
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
A chuckle rang out from under the blue burqa as the mother of eight rifled through a mound of children’s sweatshirts. “Yes,” the woman said, “life is better today. I can go shopping by myself.” An Afghan barber smiled as he recalled a shop full of customers waiting to shave their Taliban-mandated beards. The eyes of a janitor lit up as he described Northern Alliance fighters rolling into town.
Factions agree on minister candidate
Hamas, Fatah choose professor to lead new government
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
The rival Fatah and Hamas movements on Monday agreed on a candidate for prime minister of their emerging coalition government, turning to a U.S.-educated professor to end months of infighting and help lift a painful international aid boycott.
Arab bloggers challenge cultural, political restrictions
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
When he was a college student in Washington state, Saudi Arabia’s most popular blogger, Fouad al-Farhan, donned a T-shirt emblazoned with “Animal Rights Equals Human Rights” and slept on the campus lawn during a hunger strike protesting the slaughter of foxes.
Scientist: U.N. climate report ‘bound to have major impact’
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
A long-awaited report by an international scientific network will offer “much stronger” evidence of how man is changing Earth’s climate, and should prompt reluctant governments into action against global warming, the group’s chief scientist said Monday.
Observatory to be ready by end of decade
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
An ultraviolet observatory Russia, China and other countries are building to explore the far reaches of space will begin operating by the end of the decade, Russia’s top space official said today.
26,000 contracted HIV in Russia this year
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Some 26,000 people have contracted HIV, the virus causing AIDS, in Russia since the beginning of this year, a Russian health agency said Monday.
Lebanese back U.N. plan to try Hariri killers
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
Pushing ahead despite threats of street violence and unrest, a depleted and defiant Lebanese Cabinet on Monday unanimously approved a U.N. plan for an international court to try the killers of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
U.N. pledges $22M for African Union in Darfur
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A6
The United Nations has pledged to send help to the overwhelmed African Union force in Darfur. The U.N. will send $22 million in personnel and equipment to help the region as Sudan blocks the world body from sending its own peacekeepers to the war-torn region, a top U.N. official said Monday.
Boyda undergoes House orientation
Rep.-elect aims for seat on Armed Services committee
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B4
During a quick break between orientation meetings Monday on Capitol Hill, newly elected House member Nancy Boyda summed up her feelings in two words: “Overwhelming responsibility.” Boyda, a Democrat who defeated five-term Kansas Republican Rep. Jim Ryun last week, was among 50 incoming House freshmen learning the basics about being a federal lawmaker. “We haven’t broken ground on how we’re going to solve health care yet,” she joked.
Help pours in for Topeka congregation
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
The congregation of St. David’s Episcopal Church has vowed to rebuild the burned-out church, helped by donations and gifts from other parishes in Topeka and beyond.
Churches rethink security after fire
Third arson blaze in six months may affect 24-hour access
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B8
An arson fire that caused an estimated $3 million to a Topeka church - the third arson-related church fire in just more than six months in the city - has local ministers wondering whether they need to beef up security.
Boards to discuss new subdivision regulations
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
City commissioners want to have another detailed discussion about a new set of regulations that will determine how developments can happen outside the city limits.
Senior Services to offer Medicare enrollment aid
November 14, 2006
Douglas County Senior Services will offer three days of Medicare D enrollment assistance this week.
Douglas County results final, no big changes
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
The results of last week’s general election in Douglas County are final. While some vote tallies may have changed slightly, they did not affect the outcomes of any races.
Perry to celebrate opening of new community college
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Affordable and convenient - those are two things that students like about the new Highland Community College in Perry. The school will have a celebration today marking the school’s August opening.
Douglas Co. looking to entice more poll workers
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Wanted: election workers. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said he may call on businesses, organizations and even City Hall to help bolster his list of workers for the elections.
Audit: 1 in 7 free lunch students ineligible
State may have spent $19 million on at-risk funding it didn’t need to, report says
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
Approximately one in seven students getting free lunch in Kansas public schools is ineligible for the program, which costs the state millions of dollars, according to a state audit released Monday.
Friendship comes full circle
High school club links students with specialneeds and their peers
November 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
The lunchtime crowd in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a friendly group. Xan Saks sees to that. The 18-year-old Mira Costa High School senior offers a slice of pizza to classmate Jacob Dominguez, who is laughing as he talks about a planned trip to Disneyland. A few steps away, sophomore Ben McMillan punctuates a discussion about soccer with some spirited high-fives. In the back of the room, junior Tommy Sedgwich is surrounded by girls chattering about the green hair-dye job he received a day earlier at a community fair.
KU announces exhibit by former athlete
November 14, 2006 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s Academic Program for Excellence will showcase works by Sean Alvarado, a former KU basketball player.
Sculptor, artist to visit KU campus
November 14, 2006 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s art department welcomes sculptor and multimedia artist Andrea Stanislav to KU as part of its Visiting Artist Series.
Bush got election message
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
It wasn’t just Donald Rumsfeld who got the boot Wednesday. The post-election shakeup also put a stake in the Era of the Neocons. Watching President Bush’s pained and antsy performance, I had the sense he’d fire Vice President Cheney if he could.
Election may renew Congress
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B7
So now we have thrown some rascals out and left some rascals in power and sent some new folks to Washington to learn the art of rascality, and what in the end, after all the hoopla, will really change? Or will the town drunk continue to run the municipal liquor store?
Towing trap
Staking out a parking lot with a tow truck doesn’t seem like a good way to win favor with potential customers.
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
It’s hard to understand the thinking of a local shopping center manager who went to some effort recently to tow vehicles of customers patronizing businesses in a neighboring development. The incident created a lot of bad will while not doing much to resolve what could be an ongoing parking problem.
Election will embolden enemies of U.S.
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
The biggest winners in last week’s election were the enemies of the United States, who see the results as confirmation of one of their doctrines: the United States is weak and does not have the commitment to fight a protracted war.
Therapists attend recent seminars
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
Cindy Johnson, owner of TherapyWorks, and Jennifer Brown, an occupational therapist for the business, recently attended professional events.
Emprise Bank adds Prairie State Bank
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
Wichita-based Emprise Bank, which has two locations in Lawrence, this past weekend completed its acquisition of Prairie State Bank, adding 11 banking locations in Sedgwick and Butler counties.
Bah, humbug!
Check this list for frugal holiday spending
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
You remember the poem by Mary Howitt that starts with a spider saying to a fly: “Will you walk into my parlor? ‘Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy … And I have many curious things to show you when you are there.”
Insurance firm acquires K.C. agency
Lawrence’s Charlton Manley adds employees, clients with purchase of Wrenn Insurance
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C8
A Lawrence-based insurance agency is expanding its reach in the Kansas City metro area, acquiring the personal and commercial insurance operations of an independent office in Mission. Charlton Manley Insurance on Monday announced its acquisition of Wrenn Insurance Inc.’s traditional insurance business. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Child abuse rates climb
Survey shows reports up, but awareness stays low
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A1
Child abuse in Douglas County is more common than in most Kansas counties, according to a new report.
Iraqi forces assume command in Baghdad
November 14, 2006 in print edition on A7
U.S. forces turned over command of one of the most dangerous sections of Baghdad to the Iraqi army on Monday, part of a gradual transition that would allow U.S. forces to begin pulling out.
Panthers finally finish one
WR Smith overcomes stomach problems, posts 149 yards
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C6
After a 15-day layover to stew about their fourth-quarter meltdown against Dallas, the Carolina Panthers came out so flat on offense that the crowd booed them off the field at halftime.
Pinkel: Football a ‘crazy business’
Mizzou coach not fazed by latest wacky Saturday on gridiron
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C3
A week off gave Missouri coach Gary Pinkel a chance to pay closer attention to the rest of the Big 12. He was struck, again, by the unpredictable nature of the game. Kansas State’s upset over then fourth-ranked Texas was just the latest example.
New NFL commish not afraid to fine
Goodell makes examples of Haynesworth, Brayton and Stevens, says ‘NFL is held to a higher standard’
November 14, 2006 in print edition on C2
When he was finished stumping for Zygi Wilf’s world-class stadium, new NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spent some quality time with the Vikings’ players. The message: If you thought Paul Tagliabue was tough on you knuckleheads, wait ‘til you get a load of me.
Advice for teens & parents
For their own good, even the shy should try to meet new people
November 14, 2006 in print edition on D1
Double Take: advice for teens and parents.
November 14, 2006 in print edition on D3
How Bush, Olmert could help each other
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B6
Two bruised, weakened and defensive politicians, George W. Bush and Ehud Olmert, sat down together Monday at the White House for the first time in six months. Whether the tide of extremism now roaring across the Middle East - from the Gaza Strip to Baghdad, Iraq - can be turned back could depend on whether they find a way to buck each other up.
On the record
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kids getting wrapped up in after-school art program
November 14, 2006 in print edition on B1
For an afternoon, 10 students in an after-school program at Cordley School, 1837 Vt., imitated the works of wrapping artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.