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KU vs ORU Game 11-15-06
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Which injured player will the Chiefs miss most on Sunday?

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Response Percent
TE Tony Gonzalez
 
60%
LG Brian Waters
 
34%
RT Kevin Sampson
 
4%
S Greg Wesley
 
0%
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Vacant trailer catches fire
November 15, 2006
Firefighters are on the scene tonight of a fire at an apparently vacant trailer at 1908 E. 19th St. Callers reported the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.
Just quit smoking
November 15, 2006
Quit smoking. It’s all mind control. Stick with that.
Persistence needed
November 15, 2006
Like most people who try to quit, I was not successful the first, fourth, possibly tenth time.
You need motivation
November 15, 2006
To quit smoking, you need a good reason or motivation. Health is a good reason but my motivation went past that. I began smoking shortly after high school graduation in 1968. It continued into my years in the Navy.
6News Now for November 15
November 15, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, charges are filed against yesterday’s carjacking suspect, junior high jazz band returns, and the expending price tag of repairing crumbling university classrooms.
Price for university maintenance goes up
November 15, 2006
The $584 million maintenance problem for state Regents universities has grown to $727 million, according to a new report by the Kansas Board of Regents.
One injured in two-car accident
Vehicles collide near 27th and Missouri
November 15, 2006
Two vehicles collide near 27th and Missouri.
Accused carjacker faces more charges
November 15, 2006
Lawrence man in jail in Missouri.
Photographer to share tales of world travel
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
While Bruce Dale was shooting exclusively for National Geographic, he had more than 2,000 photographs published in its Society’s books and magazines.
Mayor favors current library site
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B3
The price tag for a new downtown library is beginning to hit some city commissioners like a ton of books.
Murder used to raise awareness of domestic violence
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Domestic violence can lurk below the surface for years in a relationship before it erupts.
With snow on the horizon, be wary of winter weather
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Here comes winter. Freezing weather and snow are predicted for parts of Kansas today, though the nasty stuff might miss Lawrence.
Opening statements given in infant death trial
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
The bruises that peppered 5-month-old Risha J. Lafferty could have been the result of a string of unfortunate accidents.
Planning Commission to consider apartment plan
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners will consider plans for a new apartment complex near 31st Street and Ousdahl Road at their meeting tonight.
Rules for pursuits differ among police agencies
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Ask 10 different police departments how they handle police pursuits, and they’ll likely give 10 different answers.
Lawrence man jailed after carjacking, chase
Missouri officers stop suspect
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
A grocery store employee allegedly stole a van Tuesday at a Lawrence convenience store and then led police in two states on a car chase that lasted more than two hours and covered 130 miles.
Five KU volley players honored for academics
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Five University of Kansas volleyball players were among the 50 student-athletes named to the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team by the league office Tuesday.
Paella technique base for sophisticated, versatile recipes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D8
In the pantheon of great international party dishes, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more misunderstood than paella.
Lawrence Datebook
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
S.I. taps Jayhawks No. 1
Self not worried about potential cover jinx
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
Bill Self, who is as superstitious as the next coach, winced when informed his Kansas University basketball team was Sports Illustrated’s Preseason No. 1 squad in the land.
Players still raging over ‘T’ interpretation
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
The dominant story line of this young NBA season hasn’t been the surprise teams, the breakout players or the new ball.
People in the news
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Bond makes his bow ¢ Manly moves ¢ Rumors shot down
Official seeks to end sale of substandard vodka
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia’s top health official urged the government Tuesday to introduce a state monopoly on alcohol amid the rising death toll from bootleg vodka in the country.
In Bhutan, happiness makes sense
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B7
A quick quiz: What do the following have in common? The war in Iraq. Sales of cigarettes. The recent fires in Southern California.
Far from paradise behind dashboard light
November 15, 2006
“I’ve been sitting in traffic on 435 a mile from the Metcalf exit, and you left me with no gas,” Julie said when I answered my cell phone last Friday night.
Despite early setbacks, Mustangs see growth
November 15, 2006
With just seconds to go in Thursday’s freshmen girls basketball game between Central and West, the Mustangs’ Liz Schneider ripped the ball from a Warhawk player and fought for the final shot of the game. Schneider’s shot hit the mark, causing the home crowd at the Lawrence Community Building to cheer the team on.
No passing fancy
Meier’s Big 12 play has staved off any controversy
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier had a bad day at Toledo two months ago. He’ll tell you that.
Wishing you…pot luck
Though daunting, hosting Thanksgiving can be a pleasant experience with proper preparation
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
It’s been decades, but the alien mashed potatoes still haunt Tess Banning.
Beer expert recommends brews to complement holiday meal
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D6
When it comes to dinner, even Thanksgiving dinner, Jorge de la Torre orders beer, not wine.
Guidelines cover setting formal, informal table
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
A comfortable table setting, especially a formal one with a variety of glassware and flatware, should allow about 2 feet of space between the center of one plate and the center of the next.
For disposables, a battery of tests
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
For gear with a high power drain or for devices you use often, rechargeable batteries are much more economical than disposables. That’s even after you factor in the cost of a $30 to $50 recharger, because the batteries can be recharged hundreds of times.
Design of gun sign OK’d
Rules permit businesses to prohibit licensed firearms
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Kansas University isn’t about to let anyone carry a weapon on campus, and that means campus planners are going to work trying to figure out just where, when and how new signs prohibiting the concealed carrying of handguns will be posted atop Mount Oread.
Men in police uniforms kidnap dozens
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Dozens of assailants wearing Iraqi police commando uniforms and masks kidnapped scores of people from a Higher Education Ministry office in a highly coordinated raid Tuesday morning, witnesses said.
QB Green cleared to play
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
More than two months after he was knocked unconscious in Kansas City’s season opener, quarterback Trent Green has been given medical clearance to play again.
Looking for answers on offense
Edwards doesn’t blame patchwork line for setback
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C6
After scoring 30 more points or more during their last three games, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense crashed back to earth last during last Sunday’s 13-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. And coach Herm Edwards could not provide any answers to those struggles.
Officials seek remains of 5 killed in plane crash
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Authorities searched a cornfield Tuesday for the remains of five people killed in the crash of a twin-engine plane that went down shortly after takeoff in foggy weather.
FEMA homes destroyed by elements in storage
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of modular homes bought by FEMA for victims of last year’s hurricanes were damaged beyond repair as they sat unused and, in many cases, unprotected from the elements, the agency said Tuesday.
Smoke exposure may increase risks for babies
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
Smoking cigarettes just before becoming pregnant and shortly thereafter may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with a congenital heart defect by 60 to 80 percent, according to a report presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Heart Assn. in Chicago.
Opening arteries days after heart attack seems not to help, study finds
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
New research has overturned one of the most fundamental beliefs among doctors treating heart attacks: that opening a blocked artery is always a good idea, even days or weeks later.
Consumers win when Target, Wal-Mart go head-to-head
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
All across America, families are making their to-do lists for Thanksgiving shopping. Turkey? Check. Fixins’? Check. Sweet potato pie? Check. Flat-screen TV? Eh?
Murtha support draws fire
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
After promising to deliver the “most honest, most open and most ethical” government in history, Democratic Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi is endorsing a pal for majority leader seen by watchdogs as among Washington’s most corrupt politicians.
Poll: Iraq is top issue but majority doubts Democrats have plan
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A3
More Americans rank Iraq as the top priority of the new Democratic-controlled Congress, but nearly three out of five say the party does not have a plan to deal with the war.
Graphic novels pose challenge for libraries
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
When Amy Crump took over as director of the Marshall Public Library in central Missouri two years ago, she decided to build up the library’s offerings for young adults by buying the literary world’s hot new thing - graphic novels.
Baldwin sets public land-use workshop
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
The public is invited to a workshop tonight to discuss an update to Baldwin’s comprehensive land-use plan.
On the record
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence’s Dobbins second at triathalon
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Local optometrist Kent Dobbins finished second in his age group in the World Triathalon Corporation Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 Saturday in Clearwater, Fla.
KU football notebook
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dejà vu?: Kansas coach Mark Mangino watched Kansas State beat Texas on Saturday at his home and admitted it reminded him a little of KU’s chance in 2004, where Texas stormed back with two late touchdowns to beat the Jayhawks, 27-23, in Lawrence.
Fantastic freshman awaits KU
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C8
He has taken the Big 12 Conference by storm - the favorite for newcomer of the year and a big reason Kansas State football is heading back to a bowl game after a two-year hiatus.
Balanced WSU clips Chicago State
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Five Wichita State players scored in double figures Tuesday night as the Shockers beat Chicago State, 76-64, in nonconference play at Koch Arena.
Top-ranked Gators roll, 86-40
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Florida coach Billy Donovan expected a letdown after the Gators played so well in the season opener last week. He was pleased to see another beatdown.
Tech’s Knight defends ‘flip’
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight says there were times he was wrong when his hot temper got the best of him on a basketball court. Not this time, however.
White House hit with global warming lawsuit
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A4
Environmentalists sued the Bush administration Tuesday for failing to produce a report on global warming’s impact on the country’s environment, economy and public health.
KU basketball notebook
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C3
KU leads the series, 7-3. The teams last played in 1993 when the Jayhawks rolled, 140-72, in Allen Fieldhouse. The 68-point margin is the second widest margin of victory in KU history behind a 115-45 victory over Brown on Jan. 3, 1989.
Texas too much for Texas State, 74-55
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tiffany Jackson scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds for the second straight night, and Erneisha Bailey got her first double-double to lead No. 25 Texas to a 74-55 win over Texas State on Tuesday night in Jody Conradt’s 999th game as the head coach of the Longhorns.
Lakers center Mihm - undergoes ankle surgery
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C4
Los Angeles center Chris Mihm underwent surgery on his right ankle Tuesday, and the Lakers said he was expected to make a complete recovery in six to eight months.
Lost’ makes room for ‘Day Break’
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
ABC takes a major gamble tonight, hoping that “Lost” fans will sit tight until Feb. 7 waiting for additional original episodes. It also hopes they will migrate to the new mystery series “Day Break” (8 p.m., ABC), debuting tonight with a two-hour helping.
Romanians add to outcry against ‘Borat’
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A2
The name of this remote Romanian village means “mud,” and that’s exactly what angry locals are throwing back at Sacha Baron Cohen.
Corkins’ future uncertain under new board
Federal agency seeks input on 32nd vs. 42nd Street routes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A1
Education Commissioner Bob Corkins is likely to lose his job after new state school board members take office next year, but his opponents aren’t sure about the timing of his dismissal.
The calm want no storm in Columbus
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
The 103th edition of The Game is being hailed as the biggest day in the storied history of Ohio State football. Many fear it could turn into the biggest riot in Ohio State history.
Webb wins NL Cy Young
Diamondbacks starter tops Padres’ Hoffman
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C2
Brandon Webb of the Arizona Diamondbacks won a wide-open race for the NL Cy Young Award, beating out San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman on Tuesday.
Giddens lifts Lobos over CU
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C5
J.R. Giddens scored a career-high 25 points, and New Mexico got a huge first half lift from its bench in a 106-65 victory over Colorado on Tuesday night.
Confucius Institute leader to visit KU
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Chinese official who oversees the development of Confucius Institutes worldwide will visit Kansas University’s institute today.
Wichita may seek state sex offender ban
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wichita plans to push legislation next year that allows managers to give child sex offenders written notices banning them from city parks and pools as well as other places that cater to children.
Preservation board blocks demolition
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B5
A historic preservation board blocked a request by Sedgwick County to demolish 17 buildings to make way for its downtown arena, questioning how the county can request permission to tear down buildings it does not own without even notifying the property owners.
K-State researcher finds new strain of wheat virus
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B5
Agriculture officials say a Kansas State University scientist discovered a new wheat virus during this year’s growing season, but the impact of the virus is still mostly unknown.
Self: Tonight’s game not emotional
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bill Self won’t be reminiscing about the good ol’ days tonight when Kansas University’s basketball team entertains Oral Roberts in Allen Fieldhouse. Tip is 7 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 27 and 38.
Two-way star anchors next Free State foe
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
Blake Lawrence was as close to flawless as a quarterback could be for Shawnee Mission West in the regular season.
Keegan: Silence golden for fans
November 15, 2006 in print edition on C1
On Saturday afternoons, particularly ones that feature a pair of compelling games airing simultaneously, some guys have all the luck. Those lucky guys wear long brown robes and meditate when they aren’t watching football under ideal circumstances, which of course, means in silence.
Lawmakers pass same-sex marriage bill
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
The South African Parliament overwhelmingly approved legislation recognizing gay marriages - a first for a continent where in some countries homosexuality is illegal.
Group sues to have Rumsfeld investigated
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may not be able to leave quietly.
Boy, 7, lobbies to stop mother’s deportation
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mexico’s Congress was swayed Tuesday by a 7-year-old boy on a mission to save his mom.
Weakened at home, Bush faces tests abroad as he meets with world leaders
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Humbled by elections at home, President Bush is heading into talks with leaders in Asia and Europe who will be watching for signs of weakness, uncertainty or retrenchment.
Report: Iran has increased nuclear abilities
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran has slowly but steadily increased its ability to enrich uranium despite international calls to halt its nuclear activities, experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency say in a report released Tuesday.
Hearing Aid Center adding Topeka shop
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Jessica Gaughan, a hearing instrument specialist for the Hearing Aid Center, Lawrence, recently earned credentials from the Kansas State Board of Hearing Aid Examiners to practice fitting and dispensing hearing aids.
Protection One, Nationwide team up
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of monitored-security services, announced a trial partnership Tuesday with the owner of Nationwide Insurance to provide co-branded services for customers in Ohio.
Quirky one-acts capture holiday spirit
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D7
The University Theatre at Kansas University continues its season with two intriguing one-act plays that present an eccentric introduction to the holiday season.
Auctioneer re-elected as brokers’ chairman
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Bill Fair, a real estate auctioneer from Lecompton, has been re-elected president of the Commercial Brokers Association of Kansas City.
Commodities
November 15, 2006 in print edition on A8
Judge joins ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ to make Thanksgiving recipes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Thanksgiving Family Recipes with Judge Richard Greene.”
Gluten-Free recipes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D3
As awareness of gluten sensitivities has increased in recent years, so have the number and quality of products and recipes catering to people who otherwise must forego most baked holiday treats:
Turkey tips: Cooking recommendations change; ideas keep bird moist
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D3
Q: Haven’t some of the recommendations on cooking turkey changed?
German Christmas Cake occupies spot in family’s cookbook, heart
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Harriet House, of Lawrence, with her recipe for German Christmas cake:
Can the gel cranberries for a sweeter recipe
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
The Thanksgiving feast is the showcase for two items of seasonal produce we generally ignore at other times of the year. We’ve reviewed the case of the pumpkin in recent weeks, and now I want to focus on the cranberry, a tart, colorful fixture on many tables during the November-December holiday feeding frenzy.
Thanksgiving recipes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
Garlicky clam paella recipe
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D1
We adapted the following recipes from Penelope Casas’ “Paella! Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain” (Henry Holt).
Election Day good for McCain
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B7
The big winner Election Day wasn’t even on the ballot. As screwy as it might seem, the Democratic takeover makes it much more likely that Republican John McCain will be the next president of the United States.
State education board awards charter school grant
Some moderate members express concern about Topeka advocate’s accountability
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B8
The outgoing conservative majority on the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $42,000 grant to a group led by a controversial advocate for charter schools.
Sounds good
Local school music programs received some high praise last week from some professional musicians.
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
Lawrence residents may not need members of a professional vocal group to tell them they should be proud of their local school music programs, but the praise of the Cantus men’s vocal ensemble still should make Lawrence residents proud.
Pump Patrol
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Expert opinions
Out of town “experts” don’t always know what’s best for Lawrence.
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
Sometimes - in fact, probably, most times - people who live and work in Lawrence have a better idea how to address local issues than any outside “experts.”
Grateful in K.C.
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On Saturday, Nov. 11, my family and I went to Lawrence, where my son is in school, to attend the KU basketball game. Running close on time, we stopped for a bite to eat at the Taco Bell on Sixth Street in Lawrence.
Trash talk
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Your Nov. 13 article “Rental homes bring unwanted changes for some neighbors” highlighted some of the problems in residential neighborhoods.
Thank you, KU
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I would like to send a big shout out to the staff of Kansas University for all they do for the students in the Lawrence public schools.
Unneeded ticket
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I came home this evening to find a parking ticket on my husband’s car. My husband is a sergeant in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Riley.
Share your stories of quitting smoking
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Thursday is the Great American Smokeout, a time when nicotine addicts across the country try to kick the habit.
Haskell defense
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was offended by Chuck Woodling’s recent column and his negative comments about Haskell Stadium. I don’t want to stoop to his level and exchange mean-spirited words because there is nothing to be gained.
Horoscopes
November 15, 2006 in print edition on D5
For Wednesday, Nov. 15
Tennis clinc welcomes all comers
November 15, 2006
November isn’t usually a month where the sport of tennis comes readily to mind. But last Wednesday’s unusually high temperatures offered a group of Lawrence youngsters the perfect opportunity to think of nothing but.
Aquahawks take on extreme challenge
November 15, 2006
Most swimmers spend hours upon hours in the pool perfecting one or two strokes to swim in a fast paced race to victory. For the Lawrence Aquahawks, that technique was a different story this weekend. Over 250 swimmers hit the starting block over the weekend for the first ever Aquahawks I.M. Xtreme (or IMX) Challenge meet.
Warhawk wrestler works hard for the wins
November 15, 2006
Two opponents battled for victory. People may have been glued to the television awaiting the election results Tuesday night to find out who won, but the results from the wrestling meet held earlier in the day between Central, Patton and West Junior High schools were definitive with no recount necessary.
Police seek suspect in liquor store robbery
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are searching for a suspect in a robbery at 23rd Street Liquor, 945 E. 23rd St., just after 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Reconciliation likely focus of Iraq plan
November 15, 2006 in print edition on B6
Almost 15 years ago in Madrid, late 1991, I watched the diplomatic wizardry of James Baker, as the then-secretary of state pulled reluctant Arabs and Israelis into groundbreaking talks.