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Later, Gators
Jayhawks upend top-ranked Florida in OT
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Florida is not invincible after all. Somebody, namely Kansas University, finally gave the Gators a game. KU, in fact, defeated the defending national champions and top-ranked team in the land, 82-80 in overtime Saturday night before a giddy pro-Jayhawk throng of 8,500 at sold-out Orleans Arena.
Kansas- Missouri football notebook
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C7
A bizarre officiating decision took back a 75-yard touchdown reception by Missouri’s Brad Ekwerekwu in the third quarter, when it was determined that offsetting penalties wiped out the play.
Crushed!
Jayhawks sloppy in disheartening loss
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C12
Take it away, James McClinton. Your words sum it up better than the most gifted scribe could on his greatest day. “We kept shooting ourselves in the foot,” McClinton, Kansas University’s defensive tackle, said. “You keep doing that constantly, you’re going to lose your leg.” Indeed, KU’s football season may have hobbled to a halt Saturday, after Missouri pushed Kansas around and eventually prevailed, 42-17, in front of 55,614 fans at Faurot Field.
Mizzou QB wins ‘huge’ one for seniors
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C7
Chase Daniel chased, but he didn’t catch Kent Kiefer. Daniel, Missouri University’s slinging sophomore quarterback, passed for 356 yards in the Tigers’ 42-17 victory over border rival Kansas University on Saturday, but he fell nearly 100 yards shy of Kiefer’s school record of 444 yards set against KU in 1989.
Bowl hopes for KU slim
Jayhawks’ possibilities down to 3 destinations
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C6
At best, Kansas University’s bowl chances are iffy. At worst, they’re on life support.
Aggies beat hosts, win tourney crown
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Morenike Atunrase scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Texas A&M to a 77-52 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night in the championship game of the LMU Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic.
Cowboys claim South Padre title
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Mario Boggan scored four of Oklahoma State’s 11 overtime points as the Cowboys beat Missouri State, 73-70, Saturday in the championship of the South Padre Island Invitational. Oklahoma State (7-0) went ahead for good 64-62 when Boggan, the tournament MVP, scored after grabbing a rebound with 4:04 left in overtime. He put the Cowboys up 70-67 on two free throws with 1:20 left.
Another shocker for Wichita St.
Sixth-ranked LSU joins growing list of mid-major victims
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C5
Karon Bradley was just waiting for the chance to make a big play. With less than two minutes remaining in Saturday’s game against sixth-ranked LSU, Bradley delivered it with the go-ahead basket that propelled No. 24 Wichita State to a 57-53 victory over the Tigers in a non-conference game.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C9
Kansas University radio play-by-play announcer Bob Davis, who worked the KU-Missouri football game on Saturday morning/afternoon in Columbia, Mo., arrived at Orleans Arena two hours before tipoff for the KU-Florida basketball game.
Gators chomp rivals, remain in title chase
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Florida coach Urban Meyer gathered his offensive linemen and gave a simple message: protect the quarterback. He was counting on Chris Leak to do the rest - and keep the fourth-ranked Gators in the national championship hunt.
Trojans have too much
USC drops Irish, looks forward to new BCS standings
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C4
Too much speed, too much defense, and too much Dwayne Jarrett. With all that, Southern California didn’t need last-second heroics to beat Notre Dame this year. John David Booty passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns to Jarrett as USC overpowered the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish, 44-24, Saturday night and likely leapfrogged Michigan in the race for the national championship.
Hutchinson stops SM West in 6A finals
High school football championships
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Romero Cotton rushed for 133 yards in the second half, including an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, to lead Hutchinson over Shawnee Mission West, 21-14, in the Class 6A state championship on Saturday.
OU advances to Big 12 title game
Close victory against Oklahoma State makes Sooners unlikely finalists
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
As he saw Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson’s fourth-down pass arc deep into the end zone toward receiver D’Juan Woods, several thoughts raced through the mind of Oklahoma cornerback Lendy Holmes.
K-State sweeps KU in finale
Kansas volleyball
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C3
Senior Jana Correa had 13 digs in her final match for the Kansas University volleyball team, a loss at the hands of Kansas State. The Wildcats swept the Jayhawks, 3-0, Saturday in Ahearn Fieldhouse.
UF bemoans first setback
Donovan credits Kansas, then laments Gators’ lack of ball movement
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Gracious in defeat, Billy Donovan, coach of the defending national champion Florida Gators, first gave credit to Kansas University and then sounded a lot like Bill Self has sounded in recent weeks when talking about his team.
Keegan: UF duo no match for KU
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C1
Joakim Noah and Al Horford are to college basketball what Tim Duncan and David Robinson used to be to the NBA: a tall, skilled, athletic tandem nobody in the game can match. Except that late Saturday night in Orleans Arena, Kansas University had an answer for the twin towers from the defending national champion Florida Gators.
Commentary: Some matters don’t deserve thanks
Life would be better without Thanksgiving night’s Kansas City-Denver matchup on NFL Network
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C2
Anybody can write about the things for which they’re thankful. You’ve read hundreds of thankful Thanksgiving columns. But do you have any idea how hard a columnist has to work to find things for which he’s not thankful? All right - not too hard. Here, then, is my much-anticipated annual weekend after Thanksgiving column:
KU madness’ a bit subdued at home on double game day
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
A sea of black flooded Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday for the game between Kansas University and archrival Missouri. But a sea of crimson and blue was hard to find in Lawrence, a disappointment for local bar managers.
Grants to environmental efforts total $20,000
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund has awarded grants totaling $20,000 to four local efforts to preserve and understand nature.
Plan for football field, stand to be considered
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B3
A plan for construction of a lighted football field and concession stand at 1470 N. 1000 Road will be reviewed Monday by Douglas County commissioners.
U.N.: Israeli forces laid mines in Lebanon
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
A U.N. agency said Saturday that Israel laid mines in Lebanon during this summer’s war between the Jewish state and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group - the first time Israel has been accused of planting mines during the latest fighting.
Warlord’s fighters attack government forces
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Fighters loyal to a dissident warlord attacked government forces in an eastern town, forcing more than 10,000 people to flee amid automatic weapons fire, military and U.N. officials said.
Passengers fall ill on cruise ship
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
At least a dozen passengers aboard the Carnival Liberty’s latest cruise reported a gastrointestinal illness after a four-day Caribbean voyage, according to one of the passengers.
Former dictator takes responsibility for regime of rights abuses
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gen. Augusto Pinochet took full responsibility for the first time Saturday for the actions of his 1973-90 dictatorship, which carried out thousands of political killings and is blamed for widespread torture and illegal imprisonment.
Man shot, killed by police in NY on his wedding day
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Police fired 50 rounds Saturday at a car of unarmed men leaving a bachelor party at a strip club, killing the groom on his wedding day in a shooting that drew a furious outcry from family members and community leaders.
Parties agree to cease-fire in Gaza
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A3
Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire Saturday to end a five-month Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and the firing of rockets by Palestinian militants into the Jewish state, but early violations by Palestinian militants tempered hopes the accord would help revive long-stalled peace talks.
Need a job? Take the CIA quiz
Recruitment tactic bucks agency norm
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
The CIA has scrapped its ho-hum test that steered job applicants toward mysterious careers and devised one that’s cloaked in jest. Invisibility or ESP? Jet pack or amphibious sports car? Walk the Great Wall of China or sip Champagne at a New York gala? The results from the CIA’s personality quiz are just a few clicks away, diagnosing test takers as daring thrill-seekers, thoughtful observers, curious adventurers, innovative pioneers or impressive masterminds. The CIA wants to hire them all.
Effort under way to give teachers more time to plan
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Time is precious for elementary school teachers. As soon as their students leave the classroom to attend “specials” - either art, music or physical education - the clock starts ticking.
Caring for the caregivers
250,000 Kansans look after elders, others
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Earl Nehring’s life changed in moments. The moment when, driving along a dark road through the mountains of Colorado, a phone call made his wife, Harriet, panic. The moment while on vacation in Turkey when he had to tell a group at a hostel where their children worked because Harriet couldn’t quite remember. The moment when he realized he was cooking the meals and cleaning the house instead of his wife, as she had done for more than 40 years.
Spread of Iraq civil war feared
Prime minister to meet with Bush
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A1
Iraq’s Shiite prime minister, struggling to prevent sectarian violence from sending Iraq into full-fledged civil war, is facing strong criticism from top Shiite and Sunni Arab leaders alike as he prepares for a summit with President Bush next week.
21st century homesteader saving the past for future generations
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
They came from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia and Great Britain to homestead the prairie in the late 1800s. Roger Hubert came from New Mexico in 2002, returning to his Kansas roots, to seek a simpler life and his own homestead. A 21st century homesteader.
On the record
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B2
Clerics lay blame for Iraq’s strife on U.S. mistakes
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A7
Shiite and Sunni clerics, among the last vestige of authority in a country rapidly losing faith in politicians, charged Saturday that Iraq’s plight was the result of U.S. mistakes and pleaded with their faithful to stem the bloodshed that followed a devastating attack on a mainly Shiite Baghdad slum.
Democrats promise to color Congress greener in January
Environmental initiatives get more focus
November 26, 2006
Deadly chemical runoff and suffocating loads of sediment plague the Mississippi River, and the governors of Missouri, Illinois and three other states in the river basin want an accounting of the problem. A bill in Congress would do just that, and now that Democrats have taken control, it could speed to passage.
Poisoned ex-spy spoke of former orders to hire assassins
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A9
An ex-KGB agent poisoned in London described in interviews before his death how he was ordered to hire assassins to neutralize potential rivals and whistle-blowers who threatened the Kremlin, according to excerpts published and broadcast Saturday.
Smoking ordinance prompts Parsons bar to go private
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B7
With smoking now banned in Parsons bars, restaurants and other public places from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., the manager of Sweet Willies has decided to transform the bar into a private club.
Richards to ‘talk it out’ with Jackson on radio
Comedy club guests seek face-to-face apology, money from ex-‘Seinfeld’ star over racist words
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
Michael Richards will appear on the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s nationally syndicated radio program to discuss his racist rant at a Los Angeles comedy club, the civil rights leader said Saturday. Richards’ participation in the “Keep Hope Alive” program is a chance to reach out and apologize to the black community, Jackson said.
Appalachian Trail could give early environmental warnings
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A5
The Appalachian Trail gives hikers a nearly 2,200-mile trek through mountains, meadows and forests from Georgia to Maine. But to scientists and land managers, it’s also a living laboratory that could provide warnings of looming environmental problems while there’s still time to fix them.
Has the line been crossed or lost?
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B9
Even more bizarre than the prospect of O.J. Simpson “confessing” to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in a book and TV show and getting a few million for it (proving crime can pay) was the cancellation of both by Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp. The most often heard indictment of this project was that the deal had “crossed the line.”
24-7 gratitude
When we count blessings, we need to take into account the No. 1 reason so many of us are as favored as we are.
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
This is Thanksgiving week and thousands of expressions of gratitude have been delivered before, during and after the traditional holiday gatherings. Family, friends, all manner of loved ones, health : these are generally the main items of focus at Thanksgiving-time.
Post-1950s changes not all for the better
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
What Thanksgiving is to gluttony, the three days after it are to consumerism - the main event. So, with Americans launching the Christmas season by storming the stores, let us recall when consumption had an exuberance remembered now only by those who experienced the 1950s.
Biological clock may be ticking for men, new studies suggest
November 26, 2006
Forget those famous old dads of yore, including Saul Bellow (who became a father at 84), Charlie Chaplin (71), Pablo Picasso (68) and Abraham (100), immortalized in the Bible. Age does make a difference for men who want to have babies, just as it does for women.
People in the news
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Puerto Rican not ‘that dude’ ¢ One more war movie for filmmaker Burns ¢ Tenor promotes project ‘Hear the World’
Black Student Union leaders try to strengthen school’s unity
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior Christopher Reine has had fun during his first few months as president of the Black Student Union on campus. Being good friends with members of BSU’s executive board, including senior Cherie Moose and freshman Jordan Brown, has made things easier, Reine said.
Court filings shed light on reservoir for Kickapoo
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Just three months ago, Kickapoo Indians were a few dry days away from having to ship in water again. Summer rains filled the Delaware River here and there, but never enough to ease concerns. “We go back and forth to the edge, so to speak,” said Damon Williams, a tribal attorney.
Bargains of the bizarre
Bazaar features bevy of unusual artworks
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
Tie-dyed long johns greeted shoppers at the annual Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday. The decorative undergarments hung at the entrance of the exhibition where 137 local artists showed off their work to eager buyers. Pat Kehde passed on the undies, but instead purchased an oversized papier-mâche tadpole for her husband.
Report: City loves its under-resourced library
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B1
There’s not much to the Lawrence Public Library - but it has a devoted clientele nonetheless. That seems to be the bottom line of the latest Kansas Public Library Rankings, which rates Lawrence’s library fourth among nine Kansas cities serving populations between 25,000 and 99,999.
Dodge City-area residents oppose plans for ethanol plant
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B6
Backers of a proposed $185 million ethanol plant in southwest Kansas say it will add jobs and boost the economy. But opponents are circulating a petition seeking to stall the 110-million-gallon per year plant, which they claim will increase truck traffic, hurt property values and sap water from an already overused underground aquifer.
Columnist to promote book at Dole Institute
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B4
Author and New York Post columnist Ryan Sager will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Elections shift New Hampshire races to middle
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B9
There is a frosty undertow to the winds right now. Earlier this afternoon, walking around the pond, I felt winter’s chill breath on the back of my neck. Right now, at dusk, the temperature at the peak of Mount Washington is 18 degrees, and it won’t be long before snow drapes the evergreens here on the lower elevations. But what is also being transformed, even faster than the atmosphere, is the landscape. It is changing, day by day, girding for what will come on the wintry winds.
Dave Barry’s holiday gift guide
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
Holiday gift-giving is a tradition that dates back roughly 2,006 years, to when the Three Wise Men went to Bethlehem with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus. Of course the next day the Virgin Mary returned these items for store credit because she was a low-income mother with a newborn, and as the old saying goes, “You can’t diaper a baby with frankincense.”
Disabled employees focus of seminar
November 26, 2006 in print edition on E1
Two seminars are scheduled for mid-December at the Lawrence Workforce Center.
Sabatini Architects’ projects honored
November 26, 2006 in print edition on E1
Sabatini Architects has received several recent awards for its work.
Lock up good rates for long-term investments
November 26, 2006 in print edition on E1
Maybe it’s time to go long. Or medium. Short is so, so : last summer. I’m talking about interest-paying investments such as certificates of deposit and government and corporate bonds.
Toplikar: Ultimate wish list
These gifts will make any technophile happy this holiday season
November 26, 2006 in print edition on E1
It was perfect timing. I was drooling over the newspaper advertising inserts for electronic items when Bonnie asked my favorite question of the year. “Dad, what do you want for Christmas?” A big-screen plasma HDTV was the first thing that came to mind. It has been at the top of my wish list for about six years. But before blurting it out, I decided to take a look at some electronic gifts that a college student might be able to afford.
Mermaid tales
Children’s series brings city sculptures to life
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
Lisa Suhay had just moved to Norfolk from New Jersey for her husband’s new job when Hurricane Isabel hit in September 2003. To occupy herself and her three young sons while the power was out for nine days, the former freelance writer made up a tale about something unique to their new city: the 200-plus colorful mermaid sculptures around town that were part of a public art project.
Don’t be a cad with holiday cards
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D6
To help you prepare for the holiday season, here are some holiday card etiquette tips from the experts at Hallmark:
Holiday catalogs reflect trends
November 26, 2006
Open your mailbox anytime these next few weeks, and you’re likely to find Christmas in many different shapes and sizes. At Pier 1, the holidays are all about shimmery grapefruit-sized ornaments in pink and red. Crate & Barrel builds a vision of antiqued candlesticks and jewel-tone glass. L.L. Bean conjures up a roaring fireplace hung with needlepoint Christmas stockings.
Remarkable life profiled in ‘Sharon’
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D3
Ariel Sharon has been in an apparently irreversible coma since January, when he suffered a stroke that made it necessary to place him on life-support and eventually remove him from office as prime minister of Israel.
Collect vintage jewelry without breaking the bank
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D10
Collecting vintage jewelry should be more than just plunking down your dollars for an item, says Judy Rosenbloom, owner of The Treasure Chest in Chicago’s Highland Park. “To me, the difference between something that is a collectible and plain old jewelry is it has a story to it,” she says. “I think my customers come in looking for that story, rather than just go into a department store to buy a new piece.”
Dog can drive up homeowner insurance
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D10
Rita is known by her foster owners as a “Velcro dog,” a pet that needs to be near people all the time. She loves children, plays tug-of-war and lounges on the couch all day.
19th century safes went by many different names
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D7
Would you be more interested in buying a jeweler’s safe, parlor safe, bedroom safe or brothel safe? In the 19th century, three of the names were used for the same piece of furniture.
Proposed complex worries association
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B3
For five years, Bonnie Johnson has watched as growth along South Iowa Street has driven up the volume of traffic in her neighborhood. She said she particularly has concerns about the intersection of 31st and Louisiana streets.
Children’s choir plans holiday concert
November 26, 2006
The Lawrence Children’s Choir holiday concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway.
KU students announce art sale
November 26, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts and the Departments of Art and Design will host the Annual Art & Design Holiday Sale this week, featuring the sale of more than 100 students’ works.
Homemade wreaths make simple project
November 26, 2006
The holiday season is full of life as festive decorations spread holiday cheer.
Events kick off for Toys for Tots
November 26, 2006
Douglas County’s Toys for Tots program kicks off this Saturday, with collections intended to go to needy children at Christmastime.
Critter Care:
Holidays pose special stressors, dangers for pets
November 26, 2006
It is the season to beg for stuff. My technique isn’t that good, though. I don’t really believe that my whining will get me the new car I want, so I’m thinking of studying the tactics my pets use to get stuff. It seems to work unfailingly for them.
Hors d’oeuvres for the holidays
November 26, 2006
Robert Scoular has a simple rule when it comes to holiday entertaining.
Toplikar: Type of lights can cut energy costs
November 26, 2006
It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon.
Here’s a tip: Service industry appreciates gestures
How do you say thanks around the holidays?
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a festive time of year for most Lawrence residents.
How to help
Volunteering, donations make holidays special for all ages, needs
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, but reaching out to strangers in need is a heart-warming way to share the spirit of the season. Here are some volunteer and donation opportunities, compiled by Margaret Perkins-McGuinness with the Roger Hill Volunteer Center.
Art for anyone
Lawrence Art Guild’s holiday fair makes fine gifts accessible to all
November 26, 2006
Holiday Art Fair organizer Patty Boyer says part of the fun of the annual event is when it’s almost over.
Festival of the nativities
Church displays bring sense of peace
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a time for shopping, cooking, wrapping and, well, more shopping.
Change of scene
Lawrence Arts Center changes holiday focus to ‘The Snow Queen’
November 26, 2006
Snow castles, hobgoblins and reindeer are just a few of the magical elements featured in the Lawrence Arts Center’s new holiday play, “The Snow Queen.”
Farmers, vendors offer unique niche
Holiday market back with local gifts
November 26, 2006
Vendors at the Lawrence Farmers Market carry a lot of select products. Customers know who to go to for tomatoes, for green peppers or colorful wildflowers.
JAMS Apprentice artists announce sale
November 26, 2006
Van Go Mobile Arts Gallery will be selling original holiday gifts by JAMS Apprentice-Artists for the holiday season.
Sweet plans
Gingerbread House Auction so popular it’s outgrowing the hotel site
November 26, 2006
When it comes time to stuff invitation envelopes, Becky Price knows that the year’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gingerbread House Auction is drawing near.
Lawrence Express Network marks 5th year
November 26, 2006
The American Business Women’s Assn.’s Lawrence Express Network will celebrate their fifth anniversary in conjunction with a holiday party at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Eldridge Hotel.
Health Care Access Clinic offers sneak peek
New residences featured in home tour
November 26, 2006
Last year’s Holiday Homes Tour was a fundraising first for the Health Care Access Clinic, raising nearly $8,000.
Musical magic
Vespers, chorale plan performances to enchant longtime audiences
November 26, 2006
When Amy Luckenbill remembers Kansas University vespers, she reminisces about the thrill of conducting and the joy of singing. But her favorite memories are set backstage, where the energy truly peaked.
20 years later, Shelter fundraiser spruced up
Festival of Trees raises spirits
November 26, 2006
When her husband volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, Janine Colter never guessed how much joy it would bring to her life.
Just kid stuff
Lawrence sites offer creative ventures for children during the holidays
November 26, 2006
There’s no shortage of engaging activities for Lawrence youngsters as the holiday season approaches.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Downtown parade back for 14th year
November 26, 2006
Radio stations start up the holiday music Nov. 1. Retailers put out their Christmas wares before Halloween’s over.
Woodling: Cornish bitter over loss
November 26, 2006 in print edition on C12
Try to imagine what was going through Jon Cornish’s mind late Saturday afternoon. Cornish had just eclipsed Kansas University’s 15-year-old single-season rushing record, but the Jayhawks had been humbled, 42-17, by perennial rival Missouri. A bittersweet moment, right? Guess again.
U.S. Iraq war involvement outlasts that of World War II
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A6
The war in Iraq now has lasted longer than the U.S. involvement in the war that President Bush’s father fought in, World War II. As of today, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months. Only the Vietnam War (eight years, five months), the Revolutionary War (six years, nine months), and the Civil War (four years), have engaged America longer.
Shell Oil Company denies manipulation to keep prices high
November 26, 2006 in print edition on A11
You’d think it was Texas. Dusty roads course the scrubland toward oil tanks and warehouses. Beefy men talk oil over burritos at lunch. Like grazing herds, oil wells dip nonstop amid the tumbleweed - or even into the asphalt of a parking lot.
U.S. can’t bow to brutal Syrian tactics
November 26, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Baathists of Baghdad killed their opponents for all the usual reasons and a few original ones. They often slaughtered just to keep in practice, or for recreation, as shown on the videotapes they systematically made of their crimes. The Baathists of Damascus are more traditional. They murder adversaries only when necessary, after bribery, coercion or intimidation fail.
Early resolutions forecast frugal holiday season
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D1
I am making a list of resolutions, and I’m determined to stick to them. I’m not talking about New Year’s resolutions. I never plan that far ahead, and besides, I gave those up at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 1, 1998, after I announced, “I really am going to lose 30 pounds this year” while simultaneously popping a piece of leftover fudge into my mouth.
Horoscopes
November 26, 2006 in print edition on D8