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City opposed to coal plant
November 20, 2006
Though it’s happening 400 miles away, city officials still fear the impacts of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.
K-State bus riders hit overpass
Police say Shawnee man died in pregame collision on Iowa St.
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Two men were standing on the top porch of the double-decker party bus when it went below an overpass on the way to the Kansas-Kansas State football game Saturday, police said Monday.
Victim of Saturday’s fatal accident identified
November 20, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the victim of a fatal accident before the KU-KState game has been identified, high school students comment on proposed draft, and wild turkeys are everywhere.
Cat Tracker” accident victim identified
K-State fan hit the bottom of overpass
11:35 a.m., November 20, 2006 Updated 05:23 p.m.
K-State fan hit the bottom of overpass.
N.Y. mayor wise to bypass presidential bid
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
On Election Day, voters said something that might have moved a less sensible billionaire to succumb to the siren song of those urging him to spend, say, $500 million of his money on an independent presidential candidacy. But over lunch three days later, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who does not do coyness, dismissed the idea as a “pipe dream.” Sometimes nothing so validates a politician’s wisdom as his ability to circumscribe, or to recognize that circumstances circumscribe, his ambitions.
Big-time bounceback
Arthur helps KU rip Tigers
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Darrell Arthur may have cracked a smile or two in the interview room after Kansas University’s 87-61 blowout basketball victory over Towson on Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
It’s easy to be cheesy
Provide something aged and creamy at a party and you’ll look sharp
November 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Molten cheddar oozing over a grilled burger, creamy brie on a tray filled with ripe strawberries, tangy crumbles of Roquefort nestled next to bacon bits on a Cobb salad - if your mouth is watering, you’re a cheesehead, and there’s no better way to indulge your habit than a cheese-tasting party.
Cancer research shows promise
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Take an antibiotic. Modify it in a simple, novel way and you end up with a promising compound for fighting cancer.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C8
Kansas University’s football team will modify its practice schedule slightly this week in preparation for Missouri.
All ‘crossed up
Cyclocross mixes mountain, road biking in one ‘intense’ sport
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C6
As Lawrence’s only professional road cyclist, Brian Jensen knows a thing or two about suffering in the saddle. Just over a year ago, he found a new form of two-wheeled torture: cyclocross racing.
KU notebook
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kansas University junior forward Sasha Kaun will return to practice today on a limited basis. He has missed KU’s first three games because of a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee suffered Oct. 30.
Towson zones work awhile
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C5
During head-coaching stops at Florida State and DePaul, Towson University coach Pat Kennedy used a variety of defenses. He reached into his bag of tricks again during Sunday night’s 87-61 loss to Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse.
Chalmers on form
Guard help shoot Tigers out of zone
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C4
It might not be such a hot idea for Mario Chalmers to make the outside jumper look so easy. Opponents might start to catch on to one of his top skills. Heck, they probably will anyway. Towson tried to quell it Sunday night and didn’t fare so well.
Eagles hit hard by Titans
QB McNabb lost for season due to knee injury
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Donovan McNabb’s season is over early - again, and more NFL roundup.
Aging running backs will lead teams tonight
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C3
Giants running back Tiki Barber plans to retire. Jaguars running back Fred Taylor wants a new contract. Even though the over-30 running backs have different views about the future, both are thriving in “old age” this season.
Road test awaits Kansas women’s basketball
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bonnie Henrickson’s interchangeable-parts system seems to be working so far. Nine players scored for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team in Thursday’s 66-53 home victory over UMKC, and that likely will remain the pattern, at least in the early going.
Green sharp in Chiefs’ win
QB returns to spark Kansas City to 17-13 victory over Oakland
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
It took him nearly all of Sunday’s game, but Trent Green was in midseason form when it mattered most in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 17-13 victory against the Oakland Raiders.
Stricken cruise ship docks for cleaning
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
A thorough scrubbing of the Carnival Liberty began Sunday as the ship docked after a virus sickened nearly 700 passengers on a trans-Atlantic cruise.
Keegan: Don’t get too excited
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C1
Should a law-abiding citizen receive a key to the city for not committing any crimes? No. Should a man be praised for being a “good father?” Of course not. To be anything but that would be to squander a priceless gift. Should an employee receive a bonus for giving an honest effort for 40 hours? Negative. It’s part of the deal.
Annual protest targets military training school
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Protesters continued their 17-year-long effort to close a military school they blame for human rights abuses in Latin America by parading, chanting and raising white crosses Sunday outside the Army’s Fort Benning near Columbus.
New dollar coins to flip through U.S. presidents
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Can George Washington and Thomas Jefferson succeed where Susan B. Anthony and Sacajawea failed? The U.S. Mint is hoping America’s presidents will win acceptance, finally, for the maligned dollar coin.
Denver transit goes back to the future
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
When it comes to public transportation in this city, everything old is new again. Tens of thousands of people turned out for a celebration over the weekend to welcome the city’s newest addition to its mass transit system: a train. The new 19-mile-long commuter rail line, projected to carry at least 38,000 passengers each day, officially opened Sunday.
California to impose sweeping ocean conservation measures
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Flying over California’s rugged Central Coast, Mike Sutton pointed to kelp forests and rocky reefs just below the water’s surface that will soon be off-limits to fishing under one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to protect marine life.
Caroline Kennedy’s dolls on exhibit at museum
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
Caroline Kennedy opened an exhibit of more than 70 dolls she received as gifts from foreign dignitaries while her father was president.
Gun sellers increase their business by offering concealed-carry training
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
Gun sellers say they have seen an increase in business from the state’s months-old law that allows residents to carry concealed weapons. But for those who offer the training required to obtain a permit, the boost is not just from gun sales.
Turnout disappoints vendors at Holiday Bazaar
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B3
The holiday season had its unofficial kickoff Sunday, but it didn’t have the kick some would have liked. The 30th annual Holiday Bazaar, a holiday-tinged crafts fair, drew more than 130 vendors Sunday to the Community Building, but both organizers and merchants said it didn’t bring the kind of crowed they hoped.
Architecture student wins ambassador award
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas University architecture student Hannah Franko has received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst award to be a Young Ambassador for the 2006-07 academic year.
Lawrence officer loses charity boxing match
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Police officer Sutagee Anglin lost his charity boxing match Saturday night at a Kansas City, Kan., event.
Free screenings offered for infants, toddlers
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
The next Tiny-K Early Intervention clinic will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Conference Room D. To schedule an appointment, call 843-3059.
Arts center seeks holiday shop ‘elves’
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence Arts Center needs volunteers for the Children’s Holiday Shop, which will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Volunteers will work as “elves” to accompany children into the shop and help them choose gifts.
On the record
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B2
Several Fox affiliates pass on O.J. Simpson interview
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
Several Fox affiliates have chosen not to broadcast “If I Did It,” the two-part special where O.J. Simpson talks in hypothetical terms about his role in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Cranberry marketing push proves fruitful
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A5
Long a jellied side dish at Thanksgiving, cranberries are increasingly bringing their tart taste and health benefits to products beyond Cosmopolitan cocktails and juice drinks.
Soldiers launch major offensive in Darfur
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
A large force of Sudanese soldiers backed by allied janjaweed militiamen is sweeping through North Darfur, killing civilians and looting and burning villages in violation of a cease-fire agreement, international observers and rebels said Sunday.
Supporters mark Franco anniversary
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Stiff-armed fascist salutes and chants insulting gays and immigrants marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco.
Missile with nuclear capacity test-fired
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
The nuclear saber-rattling between India and Pakistan continued Sunday when India successfully test-fired a medium-range nuclear-capable missile. The test-fire took place days after its rival Pakistan launched a similar missile.
Deer season fills freezers, bellies
Roadkill provides bounty for Lecompton man, while hunters keep butchers busy
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Michial Coffman doesn’t mind getting a middle-of-the-night phone call from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. It means it’s his turn to remove a deer carcass from a roadway.
Lawmaker to propose new draft registration
Congressman says change could deter U.S. war moves
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 under a bill the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he will introduce next year.
Is it time to pay for play?
Leaders seek input on complex idea
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence, say “so long” to your chance to see state championship high school football. That’s not a commentary on the prospects of the Free State or Lawrence High football teams. Instead, it is about the ability of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium to play host to the big state championship game, which historically has been a boost to hotels, restaurants and other merchants.
After Vietnam success, Indonesia unwelcoming
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
President Bush paid tribute to new symbols of capitalism in this struggling communist country today and offered encouragement for Vietnam’s battle against bird flu and other public health challenges.
What’s more fun than Jell-O?’
KU class explores impact of classic American dessert
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Long after the Jell-O molds had set and the students brought the long-lost recipes back to life, it became clear why some flavors never worked in the first place. “With some, it’s not so mysterious,” Kansas University student Samantha Harper said, looking down at the rather disliked apple Jell-O flavor.
Syrian foreign minister calls for U.S. withdrawal timetable in Iraq
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
Syria’s foreign minister called Sunday for a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces to help end Iraq’s sectarian bloodbath, in a groundbreaking diplomatic mission to Iraq that comes amid increasing calls for the U.S. to seek cooperation from Syria and Iran. At least 112 people were killed nationwide, following a week that had already seen more than 700 deaths.
Man injured in Cat Tracker accident still critical
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Salina man remains in a Kansas City, Kan., hospital with critical injuries a day after being involved in an accident while riding atop the Cat Tracker bus.
People in the news
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Emmitt Smith’s next steps ¢ Romance rumors refuted ¢ Stallone backs casinos
Happy Feet’ narrowly beats ‘Casino Royale’ at box office
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
James Bond has met his match - not a fellow spy but a tap-dancing penguin.
Country music studies potential Hispanic audience
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A2
When country music acts started noticing more Hispanic fans at their concerts, it didn’t take long for Music Row to start dreaming of its Next Big Audience.
GCSAA adds leadership courses
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Lawrence, is teaming up with the Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center to provide education programs for its members.
FCB Bank hires mortgage lender
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
FCB Bank in De Soto announces the hiring of Dave Hosek, Lawrence, as the bank’s vice president for residential lending, working out of an office in Lawrence and, by the end of this year, De Soto.
Express Network officer a national VP
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Linda Peterson, a vice president of the Lawrence Express Network of the American Business Women’s Assn., has been elected vice president for the association’s third district, which represents Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
On the money
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Mounting personal debt can put ever-increasing pressure on a household’s finances and lead to possible long-term credit problems. Finding a solution to personal debt is not always easy.
Tactful ways to lay off workers
November 20, 2006
Kate and Dale Talk Jobs
New silicon technology lets game controllers spring into motion
November 20, 2006
With a tilt of your wrists, the dragon you’re riding dives toward the water below. With another movement of your hands, as if pulling back on imaginary reins, the scaly beast pulls out of the dive into level flight, flapping its wings.
Palestinians shield militants
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Hundreds of Palestinians serving as human shields guarded the homes of two top militants Sunday, a new tactic that forced Israel to call off missile strikes on the buildings and re-evaluate a mainstay of its aerial campaign in Gaza.
Hezbollah calls for anti-government protests
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A7
Hezbollah’s leader urged his followers to prepare for mass demonstrations to topple the government if it ignores the militant group’s demand to form a national unity coalition.
Student reaches tentative plea deal
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
A 16-year-old charged in an alleged shooting plot at Riverton High School has agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
River level worries K.C.-area utilities
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B8
Area utilities are concerned about the Missouri River’s depth, saying they could have to turn on emergency equipment if the river drops a few more inches.
Safety on the chopping block
November 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
From chopping fruit to mincing meat, your cutting board is a busy place over the holidays. These tips from the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens will help keep you and your family safe:
Holiday shopping survival tips
November 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Black Friday is approaching. Does the thought of shopping for presents in crowded stores give you a headache? Keep your running around to a minimum with these tips from Woman’s Day magazine:
Everybody Hates’ a Thanksgiving special
November 20, 2006 in print edition on D1
Wayne Brady guest stars as Julius’ younger brother, Louis, on a Thanksgiving episode of “Everybody Hates Chris” (7 p.m., CW). Louis’ status as a college-educated chiropractor puts Julius in a competitive spirit. Chris’ parsimonious patriarch even springs for brand-name groceries.
Miracles?
Good things could occur with the exercise of good will and statesmanship by our leaders.
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
Americans are noted for their impatience. Many have grown up watching huge problems resolved in an hour’s time on a television show, or at most through a pair of two-hour specials. So some get the notion that we are endowed with a push-button that works miracles with ease.
Let market rule
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am perplexed and disappointed at the latest attempt to control retail development by this “no growth” faction of the Lawrence City Commission. This group, by a 3-2 vote, decided to defer the approval of a proposed shopping center on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Seal slaughter
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a child, I remember hearing about the annual Canadian seal slaughter where sealers clubbed baby harp seals. I remember the pictures of the defenseless pups and how relieved I was to learn that the “hunt” had been stopped.
Tonganoxie issue
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
Taxpayers, sit down and shut up. This is what Tonganoxie City Council members Jason Ward, Steve Gumm and Velda Roberts are telling us. A valid petition with 354 taxpayers’ signatures want the County Road 1 issue to go to a vote. But those three council members voted to send it to court.
Best Buy moving to embrace its feminine side
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A8
Tracy Schwardt dislikes almost everything about Best Buy stores, from the bass-heavy thump-thump-thump that comes from the car audio department to the cluttered aisles and crowded checkout lanes.
GOP humility didn’t last long
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B7
They got humble on Nov. 8 — and stayed that way for four whole days, until President Bush announced that he was resubmitting the nomination of John “Mustache of Death” Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations.
Democrats jump gun on troop withdrawals
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B6
That didn’t take long. Proving that power corrupts quickly, Democrats are veering off course before they even formally control Congress. Their claims of a mandate to bring the troops home from Iraq are both false and dangerous.
When in doubt, just zip the lips
November 20, 2006 in print edition on C2
Hellmuth’s Hold ‘em.
Gasoline prices rise ahead of holiday
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gas prices are on the rise again, just as Americans hit the highways for Thanksgiving.
Teacher puts in extra time to help student with cancer
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Sunflower School kindergarten teacher Nancy Scott isn’t comfortable being in the spotlight. But this month when she was named Sunflower Bank’s Teacher of the Month, she was humbled.
Downtown events set to kick off holidays
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B1
Get ready to crank up the holiday cheer. Downtown Lawrence Inc. has set its annual kickoff event for the Christmas shopping season for the day after Thanksgiving, and this year the event will start earlier and encompass more of downtown.
Horoscopes
November 20, 2006 in print edition on B5
British police investigate poisoning of Putin critic
November 20, 2006 in print edition on A6
A former Russian spy poisoned in Britain and now hospitalized under guard may have been targeted for his criticism of former colleagues and his investigation into the killing of a prominent anti-Kremlin journalist, friends and fellow dissidents said Sunday.