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Archive for Friday, December 28, 2007

Also from December 28

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Photos- First days of winter
Podcasts
Polls
Are you going to bet anything on the outcome of the Orange Bowl?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
80%
Yes
 
15%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 235
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Head Football Coach Mark Mangino slaps hands with Jayhawk fans as he boards a bus outside Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks took the bus to Forbes Field in Topeka, then flew to Florida, where they will take on Virginia Tech on Jan. 3 in the Orange Bowl. Hundreds of fans braved frigid morning temperatures to send the team off Thursday. Jayhawks hit the road to Orange Bowl
December 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Bragging rights and friendly bets are on across the state as the Jayhawks prepare to take on Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Thursday. Folks aren’t betting oranges. Nope, the wagers involve steaks, crimson-and-blue hats and sunflower seeds. Thursday morning, Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack challenged Blacksburg, Va., Mayor Ron Rordam and the town council to wear KU hats to their Jan. 8 meeting if the Jayhawks win. The Lawrence City Commission would don Hokie hats if KU loses.
9:00 a.m.
Westar Energy Inc.'s proposal to produce nearly 300 megawatts of wind power is "prudent," state utility regulators said Thursday. Shown here is a single wind turbine from the Smoky Hills Wind Farm located about 25 miles west of Salina. Westar’s wind plan deemed ‘prudent’
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy Inc.’s proposal to produce nearly 300 megawatts of wind power is “prudent,” state utility regulators said Thursday. But the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected an additional 1 percent bonus that was requested by Westar. Westar, the state’s largest electric utility company, had no immediate comment. Officials said they needed more time to study the 44-page order.
2:00 p.m.
Richard Osburn, owner of Naughty but Nice, 1741 Mass., looks over one of the books he offers at his store. Osburn tried to forestall the city's attempt to shut his store by offering a variety of non-sexual items, but three weeks ago he was ordered to move out of the Massachusetts Street building. Naughty But Nice owner plans to stay in business
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 3A
He plans to comply with a judge’s eviction order by Jan. 5. After that, the owner of a Massachusetts Street adult novelty store, long mired in a battle with the city, doesn’t know where his business will end up.But Richard Osburn vows he’ll be in business somewhere.
5:00 p.m.
Turning back time
December 28, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Lawrence resident David Klamet recalls that as a youth growing up in rural Leavenworth County, when one went to “town,” that town was Lawrence. A graduate of Linwood High School and Kansas University, he’s developed a Lawrence trivia quiz as part of a project through the Citizen Journalism Academy, sponsored by The World Company and KU’s School of Journalism.

All stories

6News video: Employees look to utilize flex spending accounts
December 28, 2007
It’s a tax break designed to save employees money, but many are scrambling this time of year to spend what they’ve socked away for medical bills.
6News video: Morrison made hundreds of calls to mistress
December 28, 2007
Published reports indicate that Attorney General Paul Morrison made hundreds of phone calls this year to his mistress.
6News video: Library holds annual tea party
December 28, 2007
It was tea time today at the Lawrence Public Library.
6News video: Westar to continue with wind energy investment
December 28, 2007
Westar Energy plans to go ahead with investments in three wind farms even though its officials don’t like an order issued by state regulators.
6Sports video: Jayhawks touch down in Miami
December 28, 2007
Yesterday afternoon the Kansas football team touched down in sunny Miami, Florida.
6News video: New year brings city-wide changes
December 28, 2007
The new year will bring a few changes for Lawrence, including increased fares for buses and the city pool and a new city code banning barbecue grills from apartment balconies.
6Sports video: KU prepares for Yale
December 28, 2007
The holiday break is over for the Kansas men’s basketball team. They’ll take the court against Yale on Saturday night.
6Sports video: Can KU stop unique V-Tech offense?
December 28, 2007
There are six days and counting until KU and the Virginia Tech Hokies take the field in the 2008 Orange Bowl, but how can the Jayhawk defense stop the two-quarterback offense run by Frank Beamer?
6Sports video: Langford signs with Spurs
December 28, 2007
Former Kansas guard Keith Langford inked a deal this afternoon with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs after spending the first half of the season in the development league.
6News video: Truck theft investigation continues
December 28, 2007
The investigation continued today in the case of a pickup truck stolen one week ago from the home of a Douglas county Sheriff’s officer.
6News Now: Stolen truck investigation continues
December 28, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and Saturday’s Journal-World, the investigation continues into the case of a pickup truck stolen one week ago from the home of a Douglas County Sheriff’s officer. Plus a new year means some new fees in Lawrence.
Report: Numerous calls made between Morrison, woman
Morrison placed at least 480 calls
December 28, 2007
A newspaper is reporting that Attorney General Paul Morrison made hundreds of phone calls this year to a woman with whom he was having an affair.
Weather-related closings, cancellations
December 28, 2007
Here are weather-related cancellations and closings received by the News Center.
Drivers warned to exercise caution this morning
State transportation official reports snow-packed roads
December 28, 2007
As the overnight snow diminishes this morning, the Kansas Department of Transportation warns drivers to use caution.
Safe sidewalks
Shoveling snow can be a chore, but keeping sidewalks clear is an important safety issue.
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
Snow is a beautiful but treacherous part of about every winter in Lawrence. The city has been blanketed a couple of times already, and, if forecasters were correct, a fresh coating may be on the ground this morning.
Commentary: Other side of Artest gets lost in the shuffle
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B4
Is another incident involving a pro athlete and gun violence sank in recently, it’s easy to forget that not every young, rich and famous sports figure puts himself at risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Little man, BIG plan
Diminutive BMXer sets sights on Olympic gold
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
American cycling star Donny Robinson has heard it for years. It seems like such simple physics. At 5-foot-5, isn’t he too short to be an elite BMX racer? Doesn’t his 150-pound body simply lack the strength and power to compete against men several inches taller, 50 or 60 pounds heavier and who have far more muscle packed onto their frames? Somehow, the answer is no.
Tar Heels romp, but lose reserve
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B9
Top-ranked North Carolina’s latest lopsided victory didn’t matter much in the locker room. Not after the Tar Heels lost a key contributor for the rest of the season.
Catcher Olivo signs with K.C.
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Catcher Miguel Olivo signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Troops successfully battle extremists
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
U.S. forces said they waged successful battles against Sunni and Shiite extremists and announced Thursday they had seized two men possibly linked to the capture of three American soldiers earlier this year.
Slaying a major setback to US attempts to restore stability
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A14
The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has dealt a severe blow to U.S. efforts to restore stability and democracy in a turbulent, nuclear-armed Islamic nation that has been a critical ally in the war on terror.
Panama beckons retirees from the US
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
A growing number of Americans - especially older people who are selling their home for a handsome profit - are moving to Panama to take advantage of its low home prices, tax breaks and discounts.
AG’s office sent more Deciphera allegations
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson is forwarding a new round of complaints about the controversial Deciphera Pharmaceuticals deal to the Kansas attorney general’s office.
Pump patrol
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Girlfriend of slaying suspect returns to US
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A5
Sandy Martens said she had concerns about her teenage daughter’s relationship with a 24-year-old man now suspected in the killing of a college student but allowed it to continue anyway.
Woodling: A look at Big 12 bowls
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Texas began the Big 12 Conference bowl run Thursday night in the Holiday Bowl. That’s one down and seven to go, starting with the Alamo Bowl on Saturday.
Rec calendar
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation in Lawrence
Texas too tough for Arizona State, 52-34
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
Now this was a Holiday Bowl to remember. Texas coach Mack Brown’s stepson sure won’t forget it, after he reached out to touch a live ball and drew an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty that took away a big turnover.
Croyle likely to start finale
QB practices, bristles at talk of being brittle
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Brodie Croyle was able to throw without any problem on Thursday, and he probably will start at quarterback Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs try to snap an eight-game losing skid in their season finale at the New York Jets.
Early tax refunds may be delayed
Action by Congress could affect more than 3 million people
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
More than 3 million people will have to wait until February to get their tax refunds because of Congress’ late fix to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS said Thursday.
Westar’s wind plan deemed ‘prudent’
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
Westar Energy Inc.’s proposal to produce nearly 300 megawatts of wind power is “prudent,” state utility regulators said Thursday. But the Kansas Corporation Commission rejected an additional 1 percent bonus that was requested by Westar. Westar, the state’s largest electric utility company, had no immediate comment. Officials said they needed more time to study the 44-page order.
Consulting firm to study hotel tax plan
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
City commissioners agreed to sign a contract with the consulting firm Springsted Inc. to study the feasibility of a tax increment financing plan for The Oread Inn project.
Zoo director: Wall around tiger pen shorter than recommended
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
The director of the zoo where a teenager was killed by an escaped tiger acknowledged Thursday that the wall around the animal’s pen was just 12 1/2 feet high - well below the height recommended by the accrediting agency for the nation’s zoos.
Dateline’ follows fake passport underground
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B12
Border insecurities loom large in tonight’s “Dateline” (8 p.m., NBC) special. Correspondent Stone Phillips takes a crew to Peru and other foreign capitals to demonstrate just how easy it is to acquire fake, doctored or just plain stolen passports, visas and other diplomatic paperwork.
Bank robber-students get 20 years in prison
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Two college students who claimed they were trying to raise tuition money through armed robberies got a tough lesson in court Thursday.
Rescuers remove bodies after landslides, floods
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Crying relatives watched in horror Thursday as rescuers pulled muddy corpses from Indonesian villages devastated by landslides and floods. At least 87 people were dead or missing, and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes.
Court clears presidential candidate of charges
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Taiwan’s High Court cleared opposition presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou of graft charges today, securing a place for the former Taipei mayor in the March presidential race.
On the record
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported a burglary and theft to Lawrence Police on Tuesday. Items reported stolen include a 20-inch iMac computer, white MacBook computer, a PlayStation 2 game console, an XBox and games for both. The total estimated loss is $4,490. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Ohio Street.
Marker commemorating salt discovery moved
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Salt Memorial Marker that commemorates the 1887 discovery of salt in Reno County has been moved to the actual spot where it was found.
Thousands without power from high winds
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Thousands of Southern California residents were without power Thursday as strong winds knocked down power lines and blew blinding dust across desert roadways.
Law bans Internet for some sex offenders
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Convicted sex offenders who used the Internet to help them commit their crimes will be banned from using the Internet under a measure signed into law Thursday.
Winter storm expected to cause inconveniences
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
Another winter storm is bringing more snow to the area today. The National Weather Service issued a snow advisory that began at 9 p.m. Thursday and stretches to noon today. Light drizzle was expected to begin Thursday night and develop into snow after midnight.
Hindus torch churches; Christians burn homes
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Hindu extremists torched nearly a dozen churches and the home of a Christian leader Thursday, defying a curfew imposed to quell three days of religious violence in eastern India. Christians retaliated by setting fire to several homes belonging to Hindus.
Bulls promote assistant Boylan
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B4
Jim Boylan was promoted Thursday to interim head coach of the Chicago Bulls, who fired Scott Skiles on Monday after the team’s disappointing start.
The dangers of pet obesity
December 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
If you think your pets could join you on a New Year’s weight loss plan, consider the harmful and even deadly effect obesity can have on an animal companion. Here are some of the potential consequences:
NBA Roundup
December 28, 2007
Scores from around the league
Illegal car-selling alleged
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A5
A civil case was filed Thursday by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office alleging an illegal car sales operation in Lawrence.
WVU sues ex-coach Rodriguez
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B6
West Virginia University’s Board of Governors has sued former football coach Rich Rodriguez on Thursday to collect a $4 million buyout of his contract with the school.
Charge dropped in Allstars gun case
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
An assault charge was dismissed Thursday against a man who had been accused of threatening someone with a gun outside a North Lawrence strip club.
Attorney is elected to association board
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
Lawrence lawyer Shon Qualseth has been elected to the board of directors of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
Commodities
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
Wheat prices fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while other agricultural futures traded mixed. Wheat for March delivery lost 26.25 cents to $9.15; March corn rose 2.5 cents to $4.5475; March oats were flat at $3.09; January soybeans fell 8.25 cents to $12.125.
Missouri clobbers Coppin State
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B9
DeMarre Carroll scored 19 points to help Missouri run its nonconference home winning streak to 26 games with a 72-38 victory over Coppin State on Thursday.
Health care company moves to Lawrence
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
Leander Health Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of examination and treatment tables for the chiropractic industry, has moved to Lawrence.
Experts to discuss new Apple products
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B13
If you unwrapped a Macintosh, iPod or other Apple product this holiday season, members of the Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0 can help you with your new gadget.
Ryan Wood’s Orange Bowl notebook
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Jayhawks did not practice, but did have a meeting after all the players arrived in Miami on Thursday. Of course, the preparation for the Jan. 3 game against Virginia Tech long has been in the works.
Jenny’ stamp goes for $825,000
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
One of the most famously flawed stamps in U.S. history sold for $825,000 to a New York man who bought it slightly cheaper than the record price another “Inverted Jenny” copy fetched at auction last month.
Imprisoned rights activist hospitalized
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
The head of an Iranian human rights group jailed on security charges was sent to a local hospital after collapsing in a prison shower, said his attorney on Thursday.
Iraqis have taste of Hollywood with film festival
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A10
Armed guards frisked attendees at two checkpoints, and foreign directors skipped the four-day event out of safety concerns.
Woman charged after allegedly wiping nose
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
Sometimes you need a police officer; sometimes you need a tissue. Confuse the two, and it could cost you.
Bus company involved in deadly crash closed
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
A charter bus company involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas last month must immediately shut down because it is an “imminent hazard to public safety,” federal officials said Thursday.
Robbery thwarted by timely phone call
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
The man with the gun ordered workers at a fast-food restaurant not to answer the phone. But one worker’s voice-activated headset didn’t cooperate.
Group: Bin Laden to release Iraq message
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Terror leader Osama bin Laden will release a new Internet message that focuses on Iraq and an al-Qaida linked insurgent group, a terrorism monitoring group said Thursday.
Nation seeks to copyright antiquities
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Egypt might copyright its pharaonic antiquities, from the pyramids to scarab beetles, in an attempt to get paid from the sale of replicas, an official said Thursday.
New store owner finds furs, suits from 1970s
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
Sam Haskins didn’t ask for a fur coat for Christmas. But he got six of them.
Man freed 17 years after conviction for murder
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
A man found guilty 17 years ago of murdering his parents as a teenager was freed from prison Thursday, days after an appeals court overturned the conviction and ordered a retrial because of new evidence.
Court papers detail Washington slayings
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
A Carnation, Wash., woman and her boyfriend armed themselves with handguns on Christmas Eve and walked over to her parents’ house, determined to kill them, according to police documents released in the slaying of six family members.
Dog chases suspect after stolen van crashes
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
A three-pound Chihuahua mix named Tink helped police put a fugitive in the clink.
Presidential election grips Kenya
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A9
Millions turned out Thursday for Kenya’s closest-ever presidential race - a contest pitting President Mwai Kibaki against a former ally - in relatively peaceful balloting after a campaign marked by violence and vote-rigging charges.
Cities offer cash, other perks to promote energy efficiency
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
Free hybrid car parking. Cash rebates for installing solar panels. Low-interest loans for energy-saving home renovations. Money to tear up desert lawns and replace them with drought-resistant landscaping.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
Packed snow and ice from an overnight storm caused traffic hazards but no serious accidents in the area.
Pelosi exaggerating Democratic success
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
After one year of Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, public approval ratings for Congress have sunk below their level when Republicans were still in control. A Washington Post poll earlier this month put the approval score at 32 percent, the disapproval at 60.
Military: Air force jets destroy Tamil rebel base
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Air force jets destroyed a Tamil naval base in Sri Lanka’s north Thursday, a day after a fierce sea battle and a wave of infantry attacks killed at least 66 rebels and 14 government troops, the military said.
Vote’s integrity is paramount
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A13
The answer to a cynic’s question “Do elections matter?” may be partially found in the way judges have handled an Indiana voter photo ID law that requires people to prove their identity before they can vote. The Supreme Court will begin 2008 by hearing arguments in one of the most volatile political cases to come before it since Bush vs. Gore in the 2000 presidential election.
After quick hiatus, Jayhawks get back to work
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three and a half days out of the gym seemed like an eternity to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who nonetheless enjoyed a white Christmas in his snowy home state of Oklahoma. “It was good. I didn’t do anything. I sat around and ate. I think I gained 10 pounds. That’s what it feels like,” Self said Thursday morning at KU’s annual holiday hoops clinic at Allen Fieldhouse.
Congressional ‘junk mail’ costs taxpayers $20.3M
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
U.S. House members spent $20.3 million in tax money last year to send constituents what’s often the government equivalent of junk mail - meeting announcements, tips on car care and job interviews, surveys on public policy and just plain bragging.
Gore’s mission is making peace with Earth
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
Since this is the list-making time of year, allow me to add a tiny trophy to Al Gore’s very full shelf: the prize for the most elegant speech of 2007. I wasn’t sure how the politician-turned-environmentalist fit the profile for a Nobel Peace Prize, but his acceptance speech connected the dots.
Bhutto slaying creates chaos
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A1
Enraged crowds rioted across Pakistan and hopes for democracy hung by a thread after Benazir Bhutto was gunned down Thursday as she waved to supporters from the sunroof of her armored vehicle. The death of President Pervez Musharraf’s most powerful opponent threw the nation into chaos just 12 days before elections, and threatened its already unsteady role as a key fighter against Islamic terror.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
The hallowed halls of Kansas University in many instances became the hollow halls of Kansas University for a while. A combination of icy roads, frozen car doors and the holiday break turned the trick, and thermostats had been turned down as low as possible to cut energy use and pare utility bills.
Poll: Many voters still bouncing among presidential candidates
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A7
Dig beneath the surface of the raucous Republican presidential race and you will find even deeper turmoil: Four in 10 GOP voters have switched candidates in the past month alone, and nearly two-thirds say they may change their minds again.
Christmas in Bethlehem
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A13
I woke up in New York Christmas morning - a good thing, since I had gone to bed in New York on Christmas Eve - and dressed and packed and hustled off to the subway. On the sidewalk on 86th Street and Central Park West, a newspaper vendor stood with big stacks of the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and the Times.
Latitude adjustment
Hundreds turn out as KU leaves chill for 77 and sunny upon arrival in Miami
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B1
A few hundred fans braved the cold to give Kansas University’s football team a warm sendoff Thursday. A mixed crowd of young and old gathered at Allen Fieldhouse to cheer as a small KU traveling party set out on the first leg of its trip to face Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 in Miami.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 28, 1907: “Officials are meeting to determine the best way to appoint a local man as county assessor. The goal is to get someone on the job who knows local property, probable values and who can organize so that assessments are fair and accurate. It is an important job.
Fierce weather buffets wildlife
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B14
Having to survive everything from late freezes to droughts and flooding made 2007 a challenging year for wildlife in Kansas and western Missouri.
Turning back time
Think you know Lawrence like the back of your hand? Test your knowledge with this quiz about the city’s past
December 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lawrence resident David Klamet recalls that as a youth growing up in rural Leavenworth County, when one went to “town,” that town was Lawrence. A graduate of Linwood High School and Kansas University, he’s developed a Lawrence trivia quiz as part of a project through the Citizen Journalism Academy, sponsored by The World Company and KU’s School of Journalism.
Water Horse’ delightful, if a little sentimental
December 28, 2007 in print edition on C1
The fantasy family film “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” was directed by Jay Russell, who previously directed My Dog Skip. And the script was based on the book by Dick King-Smith, who also wrote “Babe: The Gallant Pig.”
Artist’s friends scatter her ashes globally
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A2
Friends of an artist were handed envelopes containing her ashes at her memorial service and given a task: Spread the ashes wherever they felt appropriate.
Commentary: Sutton makes USF debut tonight
Coach to pursue all-time victory No. 799 at Weber State; Pump brothers had much to do with hiring
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Eddie Sutton will coach his first game for the University of San Francisco tonight at Weber State, but he has yet to set foot on campus and met his team for the first time Thursday.
Grad student, reporter joins MTV election coverage
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A5
Alex Parker, a Kansas University journalism graduate student and part-time reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World, has been selected by MTV to be part of a new election coverage team. Parker, 27, will be the Kansas representative of “Street Team ‘08,” a group of 51 citizen journalists who will report on national and local races and issues leading up to next year’s elections.
Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to table Jerusalem dispute, continue peace talks
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A11
Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Thursday to put aside a dispute over Israeli construction in a Jerusalem neighborhood and get down to work on a final peace agreement, according to participants at the meeting.
Cuba says 2 migrants drown when smuggling boat capsizes
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A9
Two Cubans in a boatload of people being smuggled to the United States drowned last week when their craft capsized off the island’s coast, authorities said Thursday. Nine other passengers and two smugglers managed to swim to shore.
Horoscopes
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B12
You are just plain lucky, and no one can take that away from you this year. Even when facing difficult situations, you make a difference. If you are single, you will love the choices you have and actually could meet someone quite substantial to your life. If you are attached, the two of you seem to re-invest more energy into your tie.
Probe shines light on prosperity gospel
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A8
The message flickered into Cindy Fleenor’s living room each night: Be faithful in how you live and how you give, the television preachers said, and God will shower you with material riches.
People in the news
December 28, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Jessica Alba and Cash Warren now engaged¢ Winehouse summoned for earlier conviction¢ Mischa Barton arrested for DUI, pot investigation¢ Madonna’s directorial debut to premier in Berlin¢ Brendan Fraser, wife ending 9-year marriage¢ Judge tells Connery, neighbors: Get along
Naughty But Nice owner plans to stay in business
December 28, 2007 in print edition on A3
He plans to comply with a judge’s eviction order by Jan. 5. After that, the owner of a Massachusetts Street adult novelty store, long mired in a battle with the city, doesn’t know where his business will end up.But Richard Osburn vows he’ll be in business somewhere.