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Corkins resigns education post
Ex-commissioner to get 30-day $11K severance
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
The State Board of Education will begin a national search in January to replace Bob Corkins, who resigned as education commissioner effective Wednesday. “I want someone who can return the department to a high degree of professionalism,” said Bill Wagnon, a Topeka Democrat who is expected to be elected chairman of the state board when moderates take control of the board on Jan. 8.
Corkins resigns
Dale Dennis named interim State Education Commissioner
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Corkins resigns as education commissioner
November 22, 2006
Commissioner submitted letter of resignation on Monday.
Man charged for HIV exposure gets prison time
November 22, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Lawrence man will spend more than 2 1/2 years in prison for exposing women to the HIV virus, neighborhood are concerned about the lack of city planning, and a Lawrence police officer donates a kidney to help his ailing son.
Prison time ordered in HIV case
Other charges still pending against suspect
November 22, 2006
Other charges still pending against suspect.
Rejected! KU cruises
Kaun’s return bolsters Kansas
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
It took all of one play for Sasha Kaun to re-establish himself as an inside force at Kansas University.
It’s 10-4
Some police agencies opt against radio lingo, but Kansas keeps code
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
It’s a Friday night in Lawrence and police are on their way to 14th and Ohio streets to break up a 10-95 involving several 10-46 subjects. On the west side of town other officers are 10-23 at a convenience store where a 10-92 just occurred. Meanwhile, out on Kansas Highway 10, Douglas County Sheriff’s officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating a 10-48.
Kansas Open Meetings Act
November 22, 2006
Some schools teaching Thanksgiving with more sensitivity to American Indians
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
Teacher Bill Morgan walks into his third-grade class wearing a black Pilgrim hat made of construction paper and begins snatching up pencils, backpacks and glue sticks from his pupils. He tells them the items now belong to him because he “discovered” them.
K.C. injury outlook less dire
Sampson the only starter ruled out for Thursday
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters should be back in time for Thursday night’s game against Denver, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Jayhawks wore red uniforms for the first time since a loss at Villanova on Jan. 22, 2005. KU is 5-1 in red uniforms under Bill Self. Prior to Self becoming coach, the previous time KU wore red was in the 1986 Final Four under coach Larry Brown.
TSU pounded in paint
Fouls, lack of bodies doom Tigers inside
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Tennessee State had a double whammy Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse - the Tigers were playing against No. 10 Kansas University, and they were playing short-handed.
Florida, Noah roll
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Joakim Noah already was difficult to defend. Now, he might be nearly impossible to stop.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Giddens blasts K-State
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
New Mexico guard J.R. Giddens thinks his fellow students are spending too much time studying and not enough watching the Lobos’ fast start.
Coaches should follow Carr’s lead
Michigan coach’s refusal to lampoon BCS system a stark contrast to Florida’s Meyer
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
If I had a vote for coach of the year, Michigan’s Lloyd Carr would get it because of what he didn’t do.
Marquette stuns No. 9 Duke
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Marquette University’s Dominic James may stand 5-foot-11, but his quickness and ability to take a pounding reminded Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski of his former All-American Jay Williams.
Keegan: Collins provides a spark
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Passing the basketball to Sherron Collins was the smart thing for Kansas University’s veterans to do Tuesday night in a tuneup game against Tennessee State because it was Collins who had the hottest hand.
Roads, skies busy before the feasts
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Jane Patrick and her husband, Steve Bradt, will play host to and share a turkey dinner with family from Iowa this week. Of course, the hosts are not alone.
Board ready to heed call
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Janet Waugh joins the Kansas State Board of Education conference call this afternoon, she’s not sure who the “nonelected personnel” is the board will discuss in a private executive session.
No rush on new science standards
State education board not likely to hurry a return to pro-evolution guidelines
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
While Kansas public schools are likely to get their fifth set of science standards in eight years, the officials who want to ditch the anti-evolution ones now in place aren’t planning to act immediately.
High school teacher charged with battery
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence High School teacher has been charged with misdemeanor battery and property damage after allegedly attacking the Garnett school district’s superintendent at a youth flag football game.
Hearing postponed in killing of pet rabbit
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man charged with felony animal cruelty for the killing of a pet rabbit made a brief appearance Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Study: KU, MU grade low on minority access
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The University of Missouri-Columbia and Kansas University fared poorly on a national report card that graded leading public universities on their recruitment of minority and low-income students.
Mother of murdered baby pleads to child endangerment
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The mother of a 5-month-old baby killed in 2005 admitted Tuesday that she endangered the child by failing to report suspicious injuries, a plea that came days after the baby’s father was convicted of first-degree murder.
City Commission opposes western Kansas power plant
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence City Commission doesn’t like a large coal-fired power plant complex proposed for western Kansas, and commissioners don’t care whether their opinion ruffles the feathers of other state leaders.
LINK thankful it’s able to offer food, friendship
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen’s annual Thanksgiving dinner will include the traditional fare of turkey, pie and all of the fixings, along with a healthy dose of camaraderie.
19th and Mass. area hit with another robbery
String of liquor store thefts continues
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
First burglaries, now robberies. A string of armed robberies in the last week at local liquor stores and a gas station has left at least two retailers near 19th and Massachusetts streets missing cash.
Black Eyed Peas a popular musical taste
Group biggest winner at American Music Awards
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
The Black Eyed Peas were triple winners at the 2006 American Music Awards on Tuesday.
Madonna special phony from the get-go
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
It’s the night before Thanksgiving, time for “Madonna: The Confessions Tour - Live from London” (7 p.m., NBC). Wow, a live show from England the night before Thanksgiving? Wouldn’t that make it like 2 a.m. in the United Kingdom? Who is preparing the big Butterball in Madonna’s baronial estate?
People in the news
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Federline attorney: There is no Federline-Spears sex tape ¢ Simpson story likely to turn up on Internet ¢ Honeymoon may be soggy
Fall harvest wraps up
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
Kansas jobless rate up slightly in October
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
The Kansas unemployment rate rose in October to 4.2 percent, up by 0.1 percentage point from September but still better than the 4.9 percent recorded in October 2005.
Democratic majority changes roles for Kansas incumbents
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
After a dozen comfortable years in the GOP majority in Congress, Rep. Todd Tiahrt now is searching for common ground with Democratic colleagues who control the House. Over in the Senate, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback is taking the same tack now that Democrats hold a 51-49 edge.
City commission briefs
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B3
Report: Wichita Report reveals higher baggage losses
Atlantic Southeast scores worst in 2-month period
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B3
An airline that handles five of Delta Air Lines’ daily flights out of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport had the worst baggage rate during a recent two-month period, according to a national report.
Workers find corpse of baby in recycling heap
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
If born alive, the newborn girl didn’t live long.
Getty to return some disputed items to Italy
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The J. Paul Getty Museum agreed to return 26 antiquities to Italy on Tuesday but declared an end to negotiations with Italian officials over 20 other objects, citing an unacceptable ultimatum.
Bush rallies troops, heads home after Asia journey
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush circled the globe on his Asian journey but never strayed far from the subject of Iraq. He dined with U.S. troops in Hawaii before heading home Tuesday, telling them their efforts “will determine how your children and grandchildren live.”
4th student dies after school bus wreck
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A fourth high school student died of injuries she suffered when her school bus nose-dived off an interstate overpass, the police chief said Tuesday.
On the record
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Services, offices close for holiday
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence area government offices and services will be closed Thursday as the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday.
Lawrence man wins $10,000 in lottery game
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Lawrence man will be able to put a little more jingle into his holiday shopping - to the tune of $10,000.
Police officer scuffles with CLO client
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
A developmentally disabled man who walked away from a group home Tuesday night ended up being sprayed with pepper spray in a scuffle with a police officer.
Lawrence Datebook
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
EU-led force in Bosnia will stay for 1 more year
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.N. Security Council voted Tuesday to extend the European Union peacekeeping force in Bosnia for a year, welcoming “tangible signs” of the Balkan nation’s progress toward EU membership.
Eight miners killed after suspected gas explosion
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Eight coal miners were killed after a suspected gas explosion Tuesday in a mine in southern Poland, and fears were growing as rescuers tried to reach 15 others trapped more than 3,000 feet underground.
Helicopter crashes in North Sea; 17 rescued
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
A search and rescue helicopter crashed Tuesday night into the North Sea near the Dutch port of Den Helder, and all 17 people aboard were rescued, the Coast Guard said.
6 nations, EU sign pact to build experimental fusion reactor
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Physicists have dreamt about it for decades: harnessing the fusion process that powers the sun to make clean, safe and limitless energy. A multinational pact signed Tuesday may bring that dream a step closer to reality.
Anti-Syrian Lebanese official assassinated
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
In a brazen ambush that evoked Lebanon’s civil war, a Cabinet minister and scion of the country’s most influential Christian family was gunned down Tuesday as he drove on a main road in an unmarked car.
Militiamen captured in Sadr City sweep
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. and Iraqi forces backed by helicopters swept into Baghdad’s Sadr City Shiite slum in a dark-of-night raid Tuesday that netted seven militiamen, including one believed to know the whereabouts of an American soldier kidnapped nearly a month ago.
Stan Herd to discuss artistic pursuits
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B4
Environmental artist Stan Herd will present “An Artist’s Journey” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, one block east of 13th and Massachusetts streets.
Foundation taking funding applications
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B4
The Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting applications for receiving funding in 2007 from its unrestricted fund.
Shot at aircraft pilot brings 20 years in federal prison
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Clay County man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for shooting and wounding an airplane pilot, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Surveillance cameras may help fight crime in Kansas City areas
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B4
If the startup money can be raised, police in Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan., plan to test the use of surveillance cameras in high-crime areas.
Edible centerpieces do double duty as decoration, dessert
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D8
A three-story gingerbread house decked out with stained-glass candy window panes and wee icing icicles dripping from the roof can make for an awe-inspiring sight on the holiday table. And if you’ve got the degree in architecture needed to pull it off, and you don’t mind the taste of spiced cardboard, have at it.
Carrot cake ideal candidate for healthy, kid-friendly makeover
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D7
Much as I love to involve my toddler in the holiday baking tradition, it bothers me to fill him with so much sugar, fat and refined flours. Yet it’s not always easy to find healthier recipes that are child-friendly and still a treat.
Mixed drinks add element of surprise to holiday parties
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D6
Something bright. Something frothy. Something seasonal. Something creamy. And, of course, something for those who’d rather not.
New strategies can help you head off holiday weight gain
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D6
Fill up on the vegetables. Skip the pumpkin pie, or at least the whipped cream. Forgo the gravy; go really, really easy on the stuffing. And just say no to alcohol, because wine and liquor are not only calorie-laden, they’re apt to set off a damn-the-torpedoes frenzy of feasting.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ features ‘Game Day Winners’
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Game Day Winners” with David Seymour, an IT department programmer analyst at Lawrence Memorial Hospital who enjoys hosting sports parties. He and host Jayni Carey will prepare the following recipes: Turkey and Sweet Potato Quesadillas, Sausage and Butternut Squash Empanadas, and Carmelized Apples and Pears in Puff Pastry Shells.
Brown paper bags not intended as cooking utensils
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D3
Cooking Q & Q with Susan Krumm.
Colorful ‘Seussical’ a feel-good show
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D3
An enthusiastic full house greeted Friday’s opening-night performance of Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s “Seussical the Musical” at Lawrence Community Theatre. The show is another of the theater’s stage-filling extravaganzas, with a cast of 21 and all the color, music and dancing you could want.
Online, hot line help available for holiday cooks
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
The stuffing is dry, the turkey is pink, and your relatives are irritating. Rather than let your holiday dinner turn disastrous, consider reaching out to the many groups that offer kitchen help. Their advice can’t fix your loved ones, but it could prevent you from hospitalizing them.
Leftover recipes
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
Here are some recipes for your leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving foods:
Cheese layer adds surprise to favorite meatloaf dish
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Reader recipe: Cooking Connection is a Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Wanda Daniels, of Lawrence, with her cheese-filled meatloaf.
Leftovers loom
Plan ahead to make the most of what remains on family’s holiday table
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Ready or not, here they come. Leftovers. Lots of them. They’ll fill up your fridge, your freezer and your tummy.
Simply Wireless plugs into market
Lawrence-based dealer for T-Mobile plans to open store in Manhattan
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
A growing dealer of wireless equipment and communications services is plugging into the fastest-growing market in the state.
Community effort embodies true spirit of Thanksgiving
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
A food column that appears on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving typically offers a last-minute stuffing recipe or suggestions for turning leftover turkey into hash. Instead, on this Thanksgiving Eve I’ll be contemplating the goodwill that is supposed to mark the holiday season and how a humble meal has already made it happen.
Wine all about the varietals
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
While in past taste tests of wines we were able to find several merlots that combined quality with low price to earn them distinction as CR Best Buys, only one cabernet sauvignon made that grade in our most recent assessment.
Search engine’s stock rises above $500
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Google Inc.’s stock price surpassed $500 for the first time Tuesday, marking another milestone in a rapid rise that has catapulted the Internet search leader into the corporate elite.
Consultant joins the Glass Bracelet
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Megan Duncan recently joined the Glass Bracelet as an independent design consultant.
Charlton Manley hires new employee
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Charlton Manley Insurance announces the hiring of Lisa Costello as director of work comp solutions.
Commodities
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
New Web site dedicated to pros, cons of regifting
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A4
More people say they’re regifting - giving a gift they received from someone to another person. Is that financially savvy, or is it tacky?
Gay rights
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In defending the legalization of gay marriage, I most often encounter the following three arguments…
Long-term view
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Richard Hassur (Public Forum, Nov. 20) replays developers’ old saw that divides the world into pro-growthers and no-growthers.
Lost history
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recently, my brother, a Marine Corps veteran of, among other invasions, Okinawa, and another Marine Corps veteran and our significant others attended the movie “Borat” because my brother was still reading “Flags of Our Fathers” and wanted to finish the book before seeing the movie.
Sign d’sign plans move to 31st Street
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Sign d’sign, 1003 E. 23rd St., is preparing to move to 2300 W. 31st St., across from Steak ‘n Shake just west of Iowa Street.
Iraq more complicated than Vietnam
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
During the very week when America finally got down to a real debate over Iraq, President Bush went to … Vietnam.
AARP mail spurs 50s funk
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
The letter arrived unannounced at my home, hidden amid junk mail. It came in a plain envelope with a simple street address on the back. There was no outward hint as to its contents, and for good reason. I would have promptly thrown it away. Yes, it was that letter. The one no one wants to receive but all one day will. The letter that makes an IRS audit seem like a lottery prize.
Little defenseman learning from ‘Mad Dog’
November 22, 2006
My son Thomas is a veteran defenseman on the Kansas City Stars Squirt A team. This is his last year at the Squirt level (ages 8, 9 and 10). Next year he moves up to Peewees, which under USA Hockey rules, is the level players are finally allowed to check.
Freshmen wrestlers hit mats for city meet
November 22, 2006
Last Tuesday at the wrestling meet between Central, South, West and Southwest Junior High, freshmen wrestlers were motivated to show off their wrestling skills for friends, family, teammates and coaches.
Hoopsters set sights on next level
November 22, 2006
Playing high school basketball is the goal for many youngsters, especially for those who are just a few years away from competing at that level. Many local area youth participate in some form of organized basketball to help them prepare for high school basketball.
Wright finds form
Wing has 14 points, 7 boards
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
The real Julian Wright returned Tuesday night.
Director Altman, a K.C. native, dies
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Robert Altman, the caustic and irreverent satirist behind “M-A-S-H,” “Nashville” and “The Player” who made a career out of bucking Hollywood, has died at 81.
Conservatives abandon planned boycott of Wal-Mart
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A conservative group that had called on supporters to boycott Wal-Mart’s post-Thanksgiving Day sales to protest the retailer’s support of gay-rights groups withdrew its objections Tuesday.
Bride testifies marrying cousin at age 14 left her ‘defeated’
November 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A woman who says she was forced to marry her cousin when she was 14 told a judge Tuesday that she sometimes used sex to get favors from her husband, such as money and the freedom to see friends.
Ill-conceived’ indeed
It would be wonderful if this week’s cancellation of a controversial book and television interviews is the last the American public has to hear about O.J. Simpson.
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
What a relief that television and publishing officials saw the light and put O.J. Simpson’s supposed work of “fiction” in the trash bin, where it belonged.
Campaigns feed divisions
November 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
Now that the election is behind us and the post-mortems have begun, I have a few reflections on what strikes me as the most important lessons and issues that we may take from this election season.
Horoscopes
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D5
Boomers growing tired of TV’s fling with youth
November 22, 2006 in print edition on D7
Americans born between 1946 and 1964 are accustomed to being catered to, but that’s not the case with much of television today. Now there’s some new evidence that they’re finding this mighty irritating.
KU defense goes from bawling to baaallin!
November 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
They’re gathering some spunk. Or, as Aqib Talib said last week: “One word: baaalllin!”