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Accident victim still critical
November 19, 2006
Police mum on the identify of the person killed in accident.
Trumpet player for the stars remains loyal to his crimson and blue roots
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
Jon Lewis got to see “The Matrix” before it became the new standard for special effects. He says the movie was “awesome” - even though he was pretty much glued to his sheet music, and the film didn’t have any sound as it was projected behind him.
Taking time out
Parents who coach their kids tread line between being involved and spoiling fun
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
“Pass! Pass!” Mike Maddox yells, as a gaggle of 5-year-old boys sprints down the hardwood in the Deerfield School gymnasium. His son, Anderson, leads the pack, dribbling enthusiastically - and sporadically - toward the hoop. He opts not to pass. His lay-up misses the mark, and a boy on the opposing scrimmage team snatches the rebound.
Scouts eye top Tiger
Towson guard Neal pure scorer
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C12
A bunch of NBA prospects will be showcasing their skills tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Not all of them will be wearing Kansas University jerseys.
Missouri deer harvest up from last year
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C10
Missouri hunters checked 124,271 deer on the Nov. 11-12 opening weekend of firearms season. That’s nearly 22,000 more than the first two days last year.
Officials stress hunter safety
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C10
Missouri wildlife officials are urging hunter caution during firearms deer season after 10 hunting accidents were recorded last year, including one fatality. Half of last year’s firearms-related deer hunting accidents involved self-inflicted gunshots.
Sooners top Baylor, stay alive in South
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Big 12 roundup
Firearms deer permits remain available
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C10
About 1,100 nonresident firearms deer permits are still available in several Kansas deer management units.
McCarney goes out a winner
Cyclones topple Missouri in coach’s sendoff
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C8
Iowa State’s players didn’t play well enough this season to save Dan McCarney’s job, but their inspired effort on Saturday sent him out a winner. Ryan Kock rushed for a career-high 179 yards and two touchdowns and the Cyclones held Missouri on a fourth-and-goal with 21 seconds left to beat the Tigers 21-16 in McCarney’s final game at Iowa State.
K-State QB Freeman struggles
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C7
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, last week’s Big 12 Conference player of the week, entered Saturday’s game against Kansas University as the league’s “it” player, but left looking like another befuddled freshman.
Redskins receiver listed as doubtful
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Redskins receiver Santana Moss was downgraded to doubtful on the injury report, with coach Joe Gibbs saying there is only “some slight hope” that his top receiver will play in Washington’s game today at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jaguars QB Leftwich to have ankle surgery
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich will have surgery Tuesday on his injured left ankle, possibly ending his season.
Oakland’s Moss ‘tired’ of losing, says he might seek trade
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss is “tired” of the frustration he feels playing for a team that has won only six of 25 games since he joined the club before last season and is interested in being traded, he said on his weekly radio spot Friday.
Raiders figure to turn up heat on Green
Chiefs quarterback to make first start today after 10-week injury layoff
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C5
Attack Trent Green. Blitz him, rattle him. Hit him in the teeth. Nobody needs to pry open a window in the dead of night and steal Oakland’s defensive game plan. Not this week.
NU trips No. 20 Creighton
BIG 12 MEN’S ROUNDUP
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
Creighton coach Dana Altman gave a blunt assessment after Nebraska beat his 20th-ranked Bluejays, 73-61, Saturday night. “Fortunately for us, it’s only November 18th, and we have some time,” Altman said. “We’re a bad basketball team right now.” Freshman Ryan Anderson scored 19 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer, to lead the Cornhuskers (2-0).
No. 1 Florida extends winning streak to 15
Gators roll past Chattanooga, 93-44
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C4
Lee Humphrey’s shot felt good the first three games. It felt really good Saturday night. Humphrey broke out of a brief shooting slump, hitting five three-pointers and leading top-ranked Florida to a 93-44 victory over Chattanooga. Also top 25 roundup.
Hair today, race tomorrow
KU’s beard brigade seeks top 10 at NCAA meet
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University senior Matt French plans to bring shaving cream, razor and a healthy supply of blades to Monday’s NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Ind. He and his bearded brigade of teammates have some close-cropping to do immediately after running in the 10K nationals, which will start at 12:15 p.m. at LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.
Knight not as classy as, say, Paterno
Texas Tech coach’s gifts to university seen as penance more than generous acts
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C2
It was something less than a punch, but something more than a nudge. The perpetrator being Bobby Knight, again, the force of the blow pales beside the farce of the explanation.
Towson Kansas’ first test in Vegas Invitational
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Las Vegas Invitational is a college-basketball tournament with one crazy format: Eight teams, four games apiece in five different cities in a format that does not include a bracket; most games (except two on the final day) already are set in stone on the schedule.
OSU takes 1-vs.-2 win
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Players fought their way from the field to the locker-room tunnel through the horde of scarlet-and-gray-clad humanity that flooded the field Saturday after shaking this ancient concrete and steel structure on its foundation since the gates opened more than two hours before kickoff.
Keegan: Cornish virtually fired up
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
After rushing for a career-best 201 yards to help Kansas University establish state supremacy over Kansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, senior Jon Cornish rattled off a number of motivating factors before mentioning the No. 1 force.
Jayhawks continue downward spiral
KU steals one game from Missouri, but still falls for eighth straight defeat
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C3
In the second game of Kansas University’s volleyball match Saturday night, Savannah Noyes bounced the game-winning shot off a Missouri player’s outstretched arms. Most of the 1,203 fans in the Horejsi Family Athletic Center made their voices reverberate throughout the building.
KU bowls over ‘Cats
Defense, run game lift Kansas to sixth win
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C1
Anthony Webb and Aqib Talib walked to the locker room together after Kansas University’s 39-20 victory Saturday, slithering through thousands of Jayhawk football fans who stormed the field to celebrate a rout of Kansas State. Webb’s eye black had two words scribbled on it that said plenty: “Show stopper.”
KU Flute Choir to perform Monday
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D2
The KU Flute Choir has announced a performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall.
Horoscopes
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D6
Mushrooms are sprouting for medical use again
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Resting on a hospital bed beneath a tie-dyed wall hanging, Pamela Sakuda felt a tingling sensation. Then bright colors started shimmering in her head.
Illegal aliens who lost family on 9/11 ask for residency
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
In a small meeting room with a view of ground zero, 40 stories below, the woman from Ecuador sat with her attorney, holding a crumpled white napkin that she used to dab her eyes.
Concrete poured for base of NYC Freedom Tower
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
Seventy trucks rolled into ground zero Saturday to pour the concrete base of the signature skyscraper at the new World Trade Center, creating the first visible signs of the long-delayed tower.
Gunman fatally shot in hospital standoff
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
An armed patient was fatally shot when he exchanged gunfire with police at a suburban Chicago hospital, ending an hours-long standoff, authorities said.
Secret Service agent wounded in mall shooting
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A3
An off-duty Secret Service agent was shot after intervening in a fight in a shopping mall food court Saturday evening, and he returned fire, wounding the shooter, police said.
Democrats aim to raise minimum wage
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A8
Democrats want to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. It last increased in 1997 and is at its lowest level in 50 years, after adjustments for inflation.
More talk about SLT
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
Yet another opportunity for the public to comment on the South Lawrence Trafficway highlights the need for less talk and more action on this important road.
Partisan judicial election don’t serve public
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B6
As a Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor exasperated critics by balancing on a reed-thin beam without planting her feet firmly on either side. But in retirement, she doesn’t equivocate in defense of judicial independence. She has crossed the country warning that “spurious” attacks on the judiciary - by politicians and other talking heads - threaten judges’ doing their jobs without fear or favor.
Fatal fraternity fire under investigation
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A9
Investigators Saturday were still trying to find out what caused a fire at a college fraternity house that killed one student and sent three others to a hospital in critical condition.
Wichita requests euthanasia of 51 pit bulls to relieve shelter
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
Citing concern for public safety, a judge has granted the city’s request to euthanize 51 pit bulls seized in July from a breeder who kept them in cramped crates stacked in his basement.
Police search for suspect after four killed in K.C. home
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B8
Police search for suspect Investigators hunted Saturday for what they believed was a lone gunman in a quadruple homicide at a home near the city’s midtown section. More than 24 hours after the killings, police still had not suggested a motive or released the names of the two men and two women fatally shot just before 2 a.m. Friday.
KU senior was finalist for Rhodes scholarship
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Kansas University senior was not offered one of the two Rhodes scholarships for students in the region after interviews this weekend in Kansas City, Mo.
University Dance Company soars at Lied
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the wings of music ranging from the baroque to the Beatles, the University Dance Company soared to inspired heights with a fall concert that attracted more than 800 area dance fans Friday evening to the Lied Center.
On the record
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Teen creates nuclear fusion in basement
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A11
On the surface, Thiago Olson is like any typical teenager. He’s on the cross country and track teams at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. He’s a good-looking, clean-cut 17-year-old with a 3.75 grade-point average, and he has his eyes fixed on the next big step: college. But to his friends, Thiago is known as “the mad scientist.”
Nintendo’s Wii in stores today
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Nintendo’s quirky new video game console, the Wii, goes on sale today, just two days after the launch of the rival PlayStation 3 from Sony turned violent at some stores. The release of the Wii is expected to be less dramatic, mainly because Nintendo has made sure to have a lot more units available than Sony could muster.
People in the news
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Rapper The Game arrested after impersonating police ¢ Costner requests eight acres for housing development
It’s official: Cruise and Holmes get hitched
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A2
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes exchanged vows Saturday in a lavish, star-studded wedding celebrated in a fairy-tale setting: a glowing 15th-century castle in this medieval lakeside town.
Disability doesn’t stop cross-country bicyclist
After childhood years spent in Shriners hospital, Newton man gives back
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B5
When he was born, doctors predicted a lifetime of disability for Jerry Smith. But Smith, now 67, has traveled coast to coast three times and ridden the roller-coaster roads of the Canadian Rockies from Montana into Alaska. Last fall, he traveled the Lewis and Clark Trail. He’s done it all by bicycle.
To flee abuse, hardship, Afghan women commit suicide by fire
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Though some gains have been made since the fall of the Taliban five years ago, life remains bleak for many women in Afghanistan, and an alarming number each year are committing suicide by fire.
Top Israeli official calls for Hamas leadership to be sent to ‘paradise’
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel’s deputy prime minister on Saturday said Israel should assassinate Hamas’ leadership, ignore the moderate Palestinian president and walk away from international peace efforts, the latest in a string of hard-line positions voiced by the newest member of the Cabinet.
Presidencies linked to ‘crimes against humanity’
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Mexican government on Saturday released a long-awaited report that for the first time officially blamed “the highest command levels” of three former presidencies for the massacres, tortures and slayings of hundreds of leftists from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Bush lobbies for N. Korea strategy
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Lobbying world leaders, President Bush sought China’s support Sunday for pressuring long-defiant North Korea to prove it is serious about dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
Shots fired at anti-U.N. protest; 2 wounded
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunfire rang out Saturday during a street protest by university students demanding the withdrawal of United Nations peacekeepers from Haiti, and witnesses said two demonstrators were wounded.
Foreign forces arrive to keep order after riots
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A6
International troops secured the airport in riot-scarred Tonga, and commercial flights were to begin evacuating frightened foreigners from the island today, Australia’s foreign minister said.
Archive opening to reveal largest Holocaust record
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A10
The bound ledger with frayed binding contains a list of Jews rounded up in Holland and transported to Nazi death camps. Among the names is “Frank, Annelise M,” her date of birth (June 12, 1929), Amsterdam address before she went into hiding (Merwedeplein 37) and the date she was sent to a concentration camp (Sept. 3, 1944).
Wildcat whippin’ makes KU eligible for a bowl game
Joy for jayhawks!
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Bowl eligibility and a second victory in 14 years against in-state rival Kansas State made for a sweet Saturday evening for Kansas University fans.
Iowa St. accident kills 1
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
One man was killed and another man suffered a critical head injury in a pregame, one-vehicle traffic accident involving a bus carrying Kansas State fans Saturday, Lawrence police said.
With few words, Lincoln articulated American ideal
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
He was a man of faint faith, and yet he is remembered as the greatest believer in American history. He was a man of jokes and gags, and yet he harbored more hurt, more sadness, more loss, than any public man of his time or any other. He was an uncertain man, and yet he is remembered for articulating the great certainties in our national life. He was a humble man, and yet he is acclaimed as the greatest American of all time.
Potent dream
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
Iraq truth
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
Bush presidency begins a new phase
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B7
In trying to gauge where things stand in our government after the political upheaval that has taken place, it helps to think back through the events that have shaped the Bush presidency. This is really the beginning of the fourth distinct phase of his tenure.
Court battle likely on affirmative action
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A5
In the wake of a decisive Nov. 7 vote to prohibit race- and gender-based preferences in employment, education and contracting, leaders in government and academia who fought to preserve affirmative action are now hurrying to assess the impact. Officials said the response is likely to start with a court challenge.
More rights urged for birth mothers after adoptions
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A5
Mothers deciding to place their infants for adoption deserve better counseling, more time to change their minds and more support in trying to keep track of the children they relinquish, a leading adoption institute recommends in a sweeping new report.
Kansas Democrats’ victory seen as ‘bellwether’ for party
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ father, John Gilligan, has seen numerous political battles. But on election night, the 85-year-old former governor of Ohio made a bold prediction after his daughter won re-election in Kansas and Democrats made significant gains both statewide and nationally.
Express Network sets holiday party
November 19, 2006 in print edition on E1
The Lawrence Express Network of the American Business Women’s Assn. will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a holiday party beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Crystal Ballroom at The Eldridge Hotel.
Dentist earns college fellowship
November 19, 2006 in print edition on E1
Dr. James Otten has been conferred fellowship in the American College of Dentists, recognizing leadership, excellence and meritorious achievement in dentistry and public service.
Crop insurer consolidating Lenexa, Topeka offices
November 19, 2006 in print edition on E1
Kansas farmers who buy crop insurance through Great American Insurance soon will have their policies underwritten, questions answered and claims handled out of a new office off Wakarusa Drive.
Filling office space
After 5-year wait, The Bristol Groupe now looking forward to next project
November 19, 2006 in print edition on E1
As a new millennium dawned, Greg DiVilbiss envisioned Lawrence as a community brimming with potential for landing major employers drawn to the community’s educated work force, high quality of life and a new batch of first-class office space to be designed for the most discriminating of tenants.
Bubba Mabry returns in ‘Monkey Man’
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
After 15 novels and a collection of humorous essays printed by small publishers, Steve Brewer is about ready to be discovered by a wide audience. Brewer’s affinity for storytelling is matched by a wry sense of humor that doesn’t overwhelm the serious aspects of his mysteries.
Zebra crossing
San Francisco police chief recalls racial killings
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D3
Terror gripped the streets of San Francisco in late 1973 and early 1974. Black men affiliated with the Nation of Islam were shooting whites, at random and out in the open. In less than six months, 15 people were killed and seven were injured, including a future mayor of San Francisco.
Symphony Orchestra to perform Monday
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D5
Youth Symphony, honors band to perform
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D5
Thanksgiving collectibles charming for display
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D8
Thanksgiving decorations are popular with collectors today. Figurines - of turkeys, pilgrims and American Indians - platters and dishes, candles, candy containers, postcards, even paper plates and tablecloths with holiday scenes sell at the shows. The first Thanksgiving was in 1621, when the pilgrims had a three-day celebration of the harvest.
Humane society staff, supporters deserve thanks this year
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D8
I know this isn’t a very original idea for a column, but it’s sincere, it’s long overdue, and this is, after all, that Thanksgiving time of year. I’d like to offer a gratitude list, not only for myself but also on behalf of the Lawrence Humane Society’s board of directors and its staff members, its volunteers, and its devoted friends and supporters. And, of course, on behalf of the companion animals it serves.
Experts say plan for Iraq seems up in the air
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
A “stay-the-course” U.S. policy in Iraq has suddenly veered toward a “change-the-course” posture, but with little certainty about what it will be changed to. After three years of repeated insistences by President Bush that he would accept nothing short of victory in Iraq and that the proper policy was in place to achieve that end, everything appears up in the air amid an intense flurry of new studies and proposals about the war.
Battle in insurgent stronghold kills 18
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraqi and American forces fought Sunni insurgents in an hourslong street battle Saturday in the increasingly violent city of Baqouba, as residents fled indoors under the rattle of automatic weapons fire and the blasts of rocket-propelled grenades.
Writer instructs youngsters on the adventures of creating stories
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Writer Tom Mach, who moved to Lawrence in 2002, has been busy this year instructing others young and old throughout the state about his craft.
KU, KSU frats run marathon for cancer charity
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
It took more work than usual to get one of Saturday’s game balls into Memorial Stadium for the Sunflower Showdown. Members of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, nicknamed FIJI, at Kansas University and Kansas State University took turns running more than 70 miles along U.S. Highway 24 and passed the ball to one another on the way from the door of the FIJI house in Manhattan to the chapter house in Lawrence.
Migrant financial aid program loses funding
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
All Carlos Alvarado’s father wanted was for his son to have a better life here in the United States than he had growing up in Mexico. Now, the program that helped Alvarado afford a college education has suddenly dried up.
Family to argue against killer’s release
Decision from parole board expected in December
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
For a seventh time, the family of a park worker who was abducted, raped and stabbed to death in 1974 are fighting to keep her killer behind bars.
Pharmacist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
An Oskaloosa pharmacist pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the state’s Medicaid program by writing false prescriptions.
KU class earns ‘Home of the Year’ honor
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
A unique modular home designed and built by Kansas University architecture students has been named “Home of the Year” by Architecture magazine.
Haskell requests help for holiday gift program
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B3
Haskell Indian Nations University is looking to the Lawrence community to make this holiday season brighter for children in need.
House Democrats to quickly target oil industry tax breaks
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A4
House Democrats are targeting billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks for quick repeal next year. A broader energy proposal that would boost alternative energy sources and conservation is expected to be put off until later.
Black lawmakers will have unprecedented clout in new Congress
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A4
Beyond sweeping Democrats back into power, the Nov. 7 elections yielded historic political power for blacks. When the 110th Congress convenes in January, at least four black lawmakers will chair committees in the House of Representatives, and 17 will run subcommittees. Forty-two black representatives and one black senator - all Democrats - will join the new legislative session.
Prior DUIs don’t always count
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A1
The hallway in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center reeked of alcohol on the late September day Rachel Sprouse showed up to be sentenced for driving under the influence.
Museum teaches kids the tao of Turkey Day
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence kids got a glimpse at the history of Thanksgiving on Saturday. The Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., hosted a program to peak kids’ interest in history, said Kerry Lippincott, museum curator.
Rutgers on wrong end of victory celebration
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C9
KU football notebook
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C7
KU qualifies, but bid not guaranteed
Jayhawks bowl-eligible, but could be left out of postseason
November 19, 2006 in print edition on C6
Bowl-eligibility is here for Kansas University’s football team, after beating Kansas State, 39-20, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. “We’re going to a bowl game,” cornerback Aqib Talib said. “Now we’ve got to work to get to a better bowl game.” Not so fast, Aqib.
Exit strategy will involve more U.S. troops
November 19, 2006
The makings of an exit strategy from Iraq have now come into view - and I am not talking about cutting and running or setting an arbitrary deadline for withdrawal.
Suicide victim suspected in other killings
November 19, 2006 in print edition on B2
Authorities are investigating whether several Nebraska prostitutes were killed by the same man who leaped to his death amid an investigation into his ex-wife’s death.
Auditions scheduled for upcoming comedy
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D5
Trade policy to focus on U.S. jobs, workers
November 19, 2006 in print edition on A4
The American worker, not corporate America, will be the central focus of U.S. trade policy as far as the new Democratic majority of Congress is concerned.
Coming out of the closet craftily
November 19, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am having an argument with my husband. We used to call it “having a discussion,” but the kids are gone, and why not call a spade a spade? My husband wants his closet back.