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Lawrence City Commissioners are considering a route for extending 31st Street from Haskell Avenue to O'Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. Which route do you prefer?

Poll results

Response Percent
A straight line near Mary’s Lake.
 
51%
A quarter-mile south to avoid Mary’s Lake.
 
32%
Don’t extend 31st Street.
 
12%
Consider an alternative.
 
4%
Total 370
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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Thursday that 31st Street must be extended from Haskell Avenue to O'Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. They also agreed that the road should have a boulevard design that promotes usage by local traffic and lower speeds. City: 31st St. extension needed
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Thursday that 31st Street must be extended from Haskell Avenue to O’Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. They also agreed that the road should have a boulevard design that promotes usage by local traffic and lower speeds.
9:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansas fans and students show their support as the Jayhawks take to the field against Southeast Louisiana on Sept. 8 at Memorial Stadium. Jayhawk fans won't get the chance to wave the wheat against Missouri in Lawrence this year; instead, the Border Showdown will take place on neutral ground in Kansas City, Mo. Ticket turmoil
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Leland Johnson has held KU football season tickets for more than 25 years. He has sat in his seats under the press box at Memorial Stadium for virtually every game, arriving before kickoff and not leaving until the band has concluded “Home on the Range.” But Wednesday, the Goddard resident received his tickets to the Nov. 24 KU-MU game at Arrowhead Stadium, and he’s disappointed.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Music Man' marches onto KU stage
Posted November 2, 2007
It's been 50 years since Meredith Willson's hit "The Music Man" first appeared on Broadway. In honor of that anniversary - and the 50th anniversary of Kansas University's Murphy Hall - University Theatre is staging the venerable musical starting next week. The production is featured this week in the Pulse Podcast. Hear the director and cast talk about putting on the show, and what makes it popular after half a century. Also, you can hear several tunes, including "76 Trombones" and "Ya Got Trouble."
4:00 p.m.
T.J. Everett 11, left, works on his ballroom skills with dance instructor Shirley Barrand. Fifth- and sixth-graders at Quail Run School are dancing for 10 physical educations classes. A graceful approach to gym
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
There is a certain age for boys and girls that could be called the “yuck” stage. That’s the years before middle school, when neither gender wants to have anything to do with the other. So when the Lawrence Schools Foundation received money from donors who wanted to see ballroom dancing brought to the city’s elementary schools to put a twist on physical education, teachers were faced with a challenge.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners in November agreed to allow the downtown drinking establishment The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., to keep its sidewalk dining license, even though the coffee shop/bar doesn't meet the city's requirement that says businesses with sidewalk seating areas make at least 70 percent of their sales from food. Other bar owners at tonight's City Commission meeting will be asking commissioners to allow bars to have the same sort of sidewalk seating areas that restaurants currently enjoy. 
Bar owners hope to sell alcohol on sidewalks
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The new owners of The Bourgeois Pig could help break ground for downtown bar owners hoping for permission to sell beer and booze on the sidewalks of the city’s central business district. At least that’s what Jerry Neverve is counting on.

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6Sports video: KU favored in Huskers game
November 2, 2007
The undefeated Kansas Jayhawks take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers tomorrow. If the oddsmakers are correct, KU will win by three touchdowns.
6Sports video: Cat fight: Bobcats take on Wildcats tomorrow
November 2, 2007
Class 4A postseason play continues tomorrow when the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats face the Holton Wildcats.
6Sports video: Tigers fall to freshman defender
November 2, 2007
Freshman Katie Williams scored twice in the Kansas soccer team’s match against rival Missouri this afternoon, leading the Hawks to a 2-1 victory.
6Sports video: Firebirds vs. Falcons in state playoffs
November 2, 2007
Tonight the Free State Firebirds failed to get their payback against the Olathe South Falcons in the opening round of the state playoffs.
6Sports video: Freshmen debut at Allen Fieldhouse
November 2, 2007
Thursday marked the debut of three Kansas freshmen at Allen Fieldhouse. The Hawks ripped Pittsburg State 94-59 in their exhibition opener.
6Sports video: Crusaders crush Pirates, 4-0
November 2, 2007
The Buhler Crusaders advanced to the class 4A finals after winning against the Piper Pirates.
6News video: Fire station gets new ‘Beacon’
November 2, 2007
The city’s newest fire station now has a new addition. The Lawrence Arts Commission unveiled a sculpture known as “Beacon” this afternoon at Fire Station 4.
6News video: Power corp. fighting plant permit denial
November 2, 2007
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is now working to overturn the decision that blocks the construction of two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6Sports video: Firebirds eager for O-South rematch
November 2, 2007
Olathe South beat Free State High on opening weekend, but the Firebirds get home field advantage tonight.
6News video: Bar owners hope to serve alcohol outdoors
November 2, 2007
A downtown business wants to keep serving cocktails on the sidewalk, and that’s leaving some other bar owners hoping to do the same.
6News video: Gameday for the goalposts
November 2, 2007
Kansas versus Nebraska: only two other schools have played more in NCAA football history. 6News reporter Crispin Lopez finds out whether a Jayhawk victory tomorrow will stir up a celebration similar to the one that happened in 2005.
6News video: Pocket park dedicated on Halloween
November 2, 2007
It may be one of the smallest areas designated as public space in Lawrence, but don’t try to tell that to the founders of the Pocket Park.
Bar owners hope to sell alcohol on sidewalks
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
The new owners of The Bourgeois Pig could help break ground for downtown bar owners hoping for permission to sell beer and booze on the sidewalks of the city’s central business district. At least that’s what Jerry Neverve is counting on.
Morningstar to redshirt
November 2, 2007
Kansas University sophomore Brady Morningstar has decided to take a reshirt for the 2007-08 season. Morningstar, a Free State High graduate, will practice but not play in games this year. He will have three years of eligibility remaining starting next season.
6News Now: Bourgeois Pig hopes to preserve its sidewalk dining license
November 2, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a coffee shop is looking to secure its longtime ability to serve alcohol on its downtown sidewalk, and a preview of the showdown between KU and Nebraska.
Jets practice flyover for Saturday’s game
Event planned in conjunction with KU Homecoming
November 2, 2007
Fighter jets Friday afternoon practiced flying over Lawrence in preparation for Kansas University’s Homecoming ceremony Saturday.
Review: Shaolin Warriors knock out Lied Center audience
November 2, 2007
Grace, precision and superb balance were on display Thursday night at the Lied Center as China’s Shaolin Warriors delivered a knockout performance that left the capacity crowd breathless.
Recruit J’Mison Morgan picks LSU
November 2, 2007
J’Mison Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound shot-blocking and rebounding machine out of Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High, has decided to play college basketball at Louisiana State University.
Sunflower Electric petitions to overturn KDHE’s decision blocking coal-fired plants
November 2, 2007
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. filed a petition today seeking to overturn the state’s rejection of its permits to build two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.
Parent-teacher conferences often involve students too
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s that time of year when moms and dads across the country are squeezing into uncomfortable kid-sized chairs to discuss with teachers whether their children are off to a good start at school. In some places, the conference comes with a wrinkle: The children sit in.
People in the news
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Shock jock Imus to return to radio¢ TV bounty hunter apologizes for racial slur¢ Democrats say no to Colbert’s bid¢ Mills McCartney lashes out at ex-husband, media¢ Rowling completes first post-Harry Potter book
Where would you rather run?
Runners increasingly trading tarmac for trails
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Longtime runner Greg Burger was tired of getting hurt. First there was the hip injury that took him out of running for close to four years. Then, just as he was getting over that, the opposite knee flared up, eventually leading to surgery.
Probe sought over tax rebate
DA is asked to investigate whether Deciphera deal violated open meetings law
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson is investigating whether the City Commission violated the state’s open meetings law as part of a controversial process authorizing a tax rebate for a local company.
Judge critical of Reids’ home environment
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
A judge who sentenced Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s sons to jail on Thursday likened the coach’s home to “a drug emporium” and questioned whether his adult sons should live there, given their drug problems.
Horoscopes
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B12
You have a strong sense of direction regarding your career and long-term goals. You might feel as if you have pushed a lot, but this year responsibilities will be even heavier. If you are single, you will meet people easily. If you are attached, your relationship needs special time and attention. LEO can push you hard.
Rec calendar
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Recreational and sporting events around Lawrence
Kansas 94, Pitt State 59: A long time coming
Stewart scores in double figures
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Rodrick Stewart stopped in his tracks while exiting Kansas University’s basketball interview room to thoughtfully ponder one final question. That is: “Can you remember the last time you scored in double figures in a college game?”
Violence in Pakistan reportedly kills 70
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Helicopter gunships pounded pro-Taliban militants in the mountains of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, reportedly killing as many as 70 in an increasingly bloody conflict between the government and Islamist forces.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
Brady Morningstar was the only Kansas University basketball player not to enter a 94-59 exhibition rout of Pittsburg State on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. It likely will be a pattern that continues all season.
Congress passes new health care bill, sets up veto fight
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, and President Bush vowed swiftly to cast his second straight veto on the issue.
Firebirds ready for rematch with Falcons
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
In Free State High’s season-opening loss to Olathe South, tailback Chucky Hunter tallied more than 250 total yards and added two touchdowns while watching O-South quarterback Mike Keese throw for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
President strongly defends nominee for attorney general
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush on Thursday raised the stakes in his contest with Senate Democrats over the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general, saying they were subjecting the nominee to a unique and unfair standard and could cause the Justice Department to be left without leadership at a critical juncture.
Pump patrol
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several locations.
Keegan: Jayhawks football fans, too
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
The guys with Kansas on their chests defeated the team with red jerseys by 35 points. Wouldn’t you love to read that identical sentence in Sunday’s paper?
Boeckman pleasant surprise for Buckeyes this season
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
No one thought Ohio State or its quarterback would be all that good this season. One of the biggest reasons nobody expected the Buckeyes to be contenders is because they were losing a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback and replacing him with a guy who had more birthdays (23) than he had minutes on the field (20).
Candidates in both parties lack vision
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A12
If there were stock in carrots and sticks, I would direct my broker to immediately buy some because virtually all of the Democratic presidential candidates in Philadelphia Tuesday night said these are their weapons of choice in confronting Iran’s nuclear threat.
Rice answers diplomats’ revolt over forced postings
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A11
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is trying to quell a revolt among U.S. diplomats angry over attempts to force foreign service officers to work in Iraq or face dismissal.
Jury recommends death in sheriff’s slaying
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
A Kansas jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for a man accused of killing a sheriff who was serving an arrest warrant. Scott Cheever, 26, was convicted Tuesday of capital murder in the 2005 shooting death of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels.
Park vision
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: The editorial headed “Perfect park” in the Oct. 30 Journal-World was a pleasure to read. Clenece Hills did a first-class job with “The Point” to be the anchor at the northwest corner of what should be the crown jewel of our city - our Lawrence Central Park.
The driveway philosophers
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A13
Bright chill fall days of sweet dry smells, smoke and apples and pigskin, memories of touch football games on grassy fields strewn with dry leaves. “You go deep,” our QB said, thinking that a big lanky kid like me must be a good receiver, so I galloped deep looking back over my shoulder, but I was not, in fact, all that terribly interested in actually fighting for possession of the ball.
Commodities
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
Agricultural futures slumped Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 29.75 cents to $7.7825; December corn slipped 6.75 cents to $3.6875; December oats fell 0.01 cent to $2.8675; January soybeans shed 19.25 cents to $10.065.
High risk
People will continue to flock to attractive areas even if they know full well that wildfires, landslides and even earthquakes threaten.
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A12
Many of the comments were ill-timed and inappropriate when so many people were suffering so much during the recent siege of western wildfires. The victims of the raging blazes, some of them results of arson, were suffering enough without being tagged for making poor decisions.
Conservation district taking applications
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
The Douglas County Conservation District is conducting a Water Resources and Non-Point Source Program cost-share sign-up through Nov. 15. Landowners with concerns about natural resources on their properties are encouraged to visit with district officials to discuss potential solutions and potential financial assistance from the state to carry them out.
Day Against Hate’ planned to protest crime
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
A group of New York City religious, community and political leaders Thursday declared Nov. 29 “Day Against Hate” to protest a rash of bias crimes across the city, including two at Columbia University involving a noose and a swastika.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A12
There was a rising sentiment favoring local laws to control the indiscriminate sale of handguns. Local dealers said handgun sales had been on the rise here.
Gangster’ expertly plows familiar ground
November 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
So perhaps “American Gangster,” Ridley Scott’s much-anticipated mobster epic, doesn’t have a single original idea in its head, with its unshakable shades of “Scarface” and “Serpico” and “Superfly.” And maybe it’s a half-hour too long - this time of year, what film with awards ambitions isn’t?
Lawrence Bank presents Star of Excellence
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
Capt. Pat Karlin, of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, is winner of the first Lawrence Bank Star of Excellence Award. The award program is designed to recognize people - such as civic leaders, neighborhood volunteers, police officers, firefighters, military personnel and Kansas University students and staffers - who have made significant contributions to the community.
On the record
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Emergency transport, 2:13 a.m. Wednesday, 1901 University Drive.
Arabic-speaking passengers sue airline
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Six men of Iraqi descent who were heading home from doing training for the U.S. military sued American Airlines on Thursday, saying employees detained and publicly humiliated them after another passenger voiced suspicions.
Judge rules man can’t keep amputated leg
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Nobody needs two left feet. Even though a North Carolina man found an amputated human leg inside a smoker he bought at auction, he can’t keep it, Judge Greg Mathis ruled on his television show in an episode that aired Thursday.
Sugakane set to ‘turn It Up’
November 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Rapper Sugakane hopes to pump up Kansas University football fans with his new single, “Turn It Up.” “Lawrence, Kansas,” the song begins. “It’s your boy Sugakane. Get on your feet and make some noise for your Kansas Jayhawks!”
U.N.: Nearly 90,000 have fled fighting in Somalia
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Nearly 90,000 people have fled Somalia’s capital in recent days, a massive surge of displacements following the heaviest fighting to shake the war-battered city in months, the U.N. said Thursday.
Rallying after tornado, town questions state highway plan
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B14
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s $40 million plan to rebuild U.S. 54 through Greensburg will either help revive the tornado-stricken town’s businesses or drive away investment dollars. It depends on whom you ask.
Teacher protesting law returns to classroom
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
A middle school teacher who refused to administer the first part of a federally required standardized test because of moral objections was reluctantly at his desk for the second round Thursday to save his job.
Utah to vote on school vouchers
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Utah voters will decide Tuesday whether to adopt the country’s first statewide school voucher program that would be open to anyone. The referendum could influence efforts elsewhere to use tax dollars for private school tuition.
City: 31st St. extension needed
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Thursday that 31st Street must be extended from Haskell Avenue to O’Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. They also agreed that the road should have a boulevard design that promotes usage by local traffic and lower speeds.
Noel upgraded to hurricane, drenches Bahamas, Cuba
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
A powerful Caribbean storm drenched the Bahamas and Cuba on Thursday while rescue workers in the Dominican Republic headed out in boats and helicopters to reach dozens of communities isolated by floods and mudslides. The death toll rose to 115.
Blueprint for retirement
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
It’s OK for property owners to consider their retirement-housing options, but they also should keep in mind that things could change drastically before they finally get their gold watch.
Mistakes haunt Sooners
Oklahoma hoping to cut turnovers
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
Oklahoma was in a run-out-the-clock situation with a first down at its own 12-yard-line with 1:05 to play in the first half at Iowa State. But rather than take a surprising 7-0 lead to the house, Cyclones coach Gene Chizik twice called a timeout in the last minute, after first railing at officials who had inadvertently allowed 12 seconds to lapse off the game clock.
Father vows to shut down church
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
You can’t falsely yell “fire” in a crowded theater. And if Albert Snyder gets his way, you won’t be able to go to a military funeral and hold up a sign that says, “Thank God for dead soldiers.” It might come as a blow to purists who want to defend free speech, no matter how ugly it is. But Snyder figures the First Amendment will survive just fine.
Women rule
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: Bravo to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, first lady now elected president. This is one of the few areas where the United States is lagging behind several other countries. Fernandez de Kirchner has just been elected and is the second lady to be president in Argentina. I think that it’s fantastic that other countries have elected women for presidents.
QB Keese key to Falcons’ offense
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Mike Keese spends no time reading text messages from major-college football recruiters. Big Football has no interest in the Sunflower League’s Big Arm.
Hamilton, Wade miss season-opener
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
Pistons guard Richard Hamilton missed Detroit’s season-opener at Miami on Thursday because of what the team called “a family matter.” Rookie Arron Afflalo started in Hamilton’s place.
New-look Celtics to be unveiled tonight
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
The act debuted on media day, when cameras and notebooks descended upon the Celtics as they opened training camp in September.
Virginia Tech rolls to 27-3 triumph
Hokies rebound from disappointing loss to trip Georgia Tech
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
Sean Glennon wore a Georgia Tech jersey. There was no doubt he was playing for Virginia Tech. Wearing a replacement jersey provided by the home team when his own disappeared, Glennon threw two long touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Virginia Tech to a 27-3 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
A misnomer?
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A13
To the editor: What’s in a name? I have noticed that public documents and the Lawrence Journal-World consistently use the name Airport Business Park to identify the proposed Pine-Santaularia farmland conversion project north of Lawrence. While I suspect that this name was quite deliberately chosen by the developer, I think it misleads the taxpayers who are going to be asked to fund the infrastructure to support this project.
Bulls no longer seeking Kobe
Blockbuster deal dead as Chicago GM Paxson says ‘It’s time to move on’
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
With seven words, John Paxson calmed his annoyed team, restored sanity to the rumor mill and pulled the Bulls out of the Kobe Bryant sweepstakes for now. “There’s not a deal to be done,” Paxson said Thursday at a crowded Berto Center.
Cavs decline option on former first-rounder
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
Shannon Brown missed all five shots, made two turnovers and didn’t score in six minutes of Cleveland’s 92-74 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Gorilla coach praises KU
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Given Pittsburg State’s history against Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, it didn’t seem likely the NCAA Division II Gorillas would stand much of a chance against the No. 4-ranked team in Division I. Entering Thursday night’s exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse, PSU never had beaten KU. Five games, five losses.
NCAA increases payout
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
The stakes for the NCAA Tournament’s play-in game have increased.
Exiled orangutans on island of lost souls
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
Is reality TV the product of an intelligent design or a reflection of a Darwinian struggle for ratings? In either case, we’ve seen the evolution - or the devolution, if you will - of shows from “Survivor” to “Kid Nation” and now “Orangutan Island” (8 p.m., Animal Planet).
KU swimming falls to Arkansas
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
An asterisk was put next to Kansas University freshman Erin Mertz’s name on the three-meter diving results to signify a first-place tie with Arkansas’ Madison Palmer. For KU fans at Robinson Natatorium during Thursday’s swimming and diving dual between Kansas and Arkansas, the asterisk takes on a different meaning.
A graceful approach to gym
Four area elementary schools are shaking up PE class with lessons in dance
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
There is a certain age for boys and girls that could be called the “yuck” stage. That’s the years before middle school, when neither gender wants to have anything to do with the other. So when the Lawrence Schools Foundation received money from donors who wanted to see ballroom dancing brought to the city’s elementary schools to put a twist on physical education, teachers were faced with a challenge.
Spacewalk repairs to wing pushed to Saturday
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Astronauts in orbit and engineers on Earth tried to figure out Thursday how best to pull off what will be one of the most difficult and dangerous spacewalking repairs ever attempted in orbit.
Dentist offers kids $1 for pound of candy
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
A dentist has added a new dimension to the childhood tradition of trading Halloween candy: He’s paying the kids for it. Dr. Terry Preece paid children $1 for every pound they brought in Thursday.
Retooled dues system on the way
New structure will give more options for companies, leaders say
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is changing its one-size-fits-all approach for collecting dues to a system tailored to better suit each company’s individual needs. Gone will be the existing system, which for years has charged members based on the number of employees they have. Instead, for the coming year, members will choose from as many as eight membership levels, each carrying a different structure both for costs and for benefits.
Frozen pizzas recalled for possible E. coli
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino’s and Jeno’s labels because of possible E. coli contamination. The problem may have come from pepperoni on pizzas produced at a General Mills plant in Ohio, the suburban Minneapolis-based company said.
Education panel answers concerns
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
To ensure Kansans don’t overlook the Kansas State School Board of Education election in 2008, a year of major elections, two Lawrence organizations sponsored a panel discussion, “The Kansas State Board of Education: Why Should You Care?”
KU-MU kickoff time to be decided later
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
Those making plans for the Border War football game might have to wait a little longer to get them finalized. ABC has decided to wait until Nov. 17 to decide which game it wants to televise on Nov. 24 between Kansas University-Missouri and Oklahoma-Oklahoma State. As a result, the kickoff times for both rivalry games also are on hold.
Commentary: Kitna’s costume simply in poor taste
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Give Jon Kitna credit for chutzpah. There aren’t many who could pull off the disgraced assistant coach look as a Halloween costume, but when you’re the unquestioned leader of a surprising 5-2 football team, you’re more likely to get a free pass for poor taste.
Legislative leaders defend coal-fired plants
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A12
As leaders of your Kansas Senate and House of Representatives, we are gravely concerned about the statewide impact of the Sebelius administration’s recent decision to reject an air quality permit for two coal-fired plants in the state.
Brady-Manning headline attraction
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have swapped wins, awards and championships. Now they might be trading records, too. The feature attraction in this week’s showdown pits Brady, on pace to shatter the league’s single-season records for touchdown passes and passer rating, versus Manning, the man he’s chasing.
Coal plants spark battle of letters
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was “open letter” season Thursday as officials fired off warring words over the two proposed coal-fired plants in western Kansas. The head of Sunflower Electric Power Corp. called on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to reverse her administration’s rejection of the plants - and apologize.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 2, 1907: Despite promises and predictions from most Kansas people of a victory, Washburn handed KU its first loss in five games, by a score of 12-5, today in Topeka. Enthusiasm was high and competition fierce but the Topekans won in what they call ‘the biggest game of the season’ for both teams.
Mortensen eager for Huskers
Linebacker came to KU after recruiting run-around from Nebraska
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Recruiting is so inexact, so unpredictable and so unapologetic, it can sting like an oversized wasp sometimes. Kansas University linebacker Joe Mortensen was almost that tragic case of a solid football prospect - and equally good person - who completely fell through the cracks. And, right or wrong, almost all of his anger toward his recruiting experience is aimed directly at the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Authority’s health plan would cost $160 million
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
A state agency’s long-awaited health care plan would cost $160 million during its first year and rely heavily on higher tobacco taxes to pay for it, legislators learned Thursday.
Panel: Lead may poison children at lower levels than U.S. standards
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Children with blood lead levels lower than the U.S. standard may still suffer lower IQs or other problems, a government advisory panel said Thursday as it urged doctors to be more alert to signs of lead poisoning. The warning, in a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes amid growing parent concerns over imported toys with lead.
Children among U.S. military raid
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
A nighttime raid in eastern Afghanistan by U.S. and Afghan troops sparked a gunbattle that killed three people, including two children, and the military said Thursday it was investigating the deaths.
Pacman’ hoping commissioner reduces suspension
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
Suspended cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York today about a possible early reinstatement. Goodell suspended the Tennessee cornerback in April for the 2007 season and promised Jones’ case could be reviewed after the Titans’ 10th game, which is Nov. 19 in Denver. But Friday’s meeting will come two days before the Titans’ eighth game.
Corliss named to state water panel
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence City Manager David Corliss has been named by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Water Authority. The panel reviews plans for the development, management and use of Kansas water resources.
Leadership Kansas honors graduates
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B13
Leadership Kansas, a leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, celebrated graduation Friday for the program’s 40-member class. The class included four members from Lawrence.
Salvation Army looking for bell ringers
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Salvation Army seeks bell ringers for its 2007 Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign starts Nov. 9 and runs through Christmas Eve.
Jefferson signs with T’Wolves for $65M
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
Al Jefferson could have waited until next summer to sign a contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In fact, that was what his agent advised him to do, hoping that a big season and his status as a restricted free agent would have brought the 22-year-old power forward the highest contract allowable under league rules.
Ex-mayor pleads guilty to lying to get benefits
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
The former mayor of Atlantic City pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to enhance his veterans benefits, a crime that played a role in his bizarre three-week disappearance earlier this fall.
LMH extension set for completion in January 2009
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
A nearly $50 million expansion of Lawrence Memorial Hospital is slightly ahead of schedule. LMH leaders told city commissioners at a joint study session Thursday that a new emergency room should open by mid-February.
Pelosi to talk at KU
The House speaker will appear Nov. 9 at the Dole Institute
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak Nov. 9 at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics. “As soon as she took the oath as speaker, (Pelosi) has had an invitation to come to the institute,” Dole Institute Interim Director Jonathan Earle said.
Hollywood writers to strike in dispute over royalties
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Television and movie screen writers said Thursday they would go on strike for the first time in nearly 20 years in a dispute over royalties. Four writers told The Associated Press that Writers Guild of America President Patric Verrone made the announcement in a closed-door session, drawing loud cheers from the crowd.
Chrysler to cut up to 12,000 more jobs
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Chrysler LLC said Thursday it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs, or up to 15 percent of its work force, as part of an effort to slash costs and match slowing demand for some vehicles.
Okafor upbeat despite not getting new contract from Bobcats
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
The first draft pick in franchise history was laughing and joking as sweat soaked through his jersey. There was little evidence that just hours earlier Emeka Okafor had turned down a contract offer from the Bobcats, making him a restricted free agent on July 1.
Gates: Iran to stem flow of weaponry
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A11
Iran apparently has assured the Iraqi government that it will stop the flow into Iraq of bomb-making materials and other weaponry that U.S. officials say has inflamed insurgent violence and caused many American troop casualties, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
Ticket turmoil
Arrowhead seating irks KU fans
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Leland Johnson has held KU football season tickets for more than 25 years. He has sat in his seats under the press box at Memorial Stadium for virtually every game, arriving before kickoff and not leaving until the band has concluded “Home on the Range.” But Wednesday, the Goddard resident received his tickets to the Nov. 24 KU-MU game at Arrowhead Stadium, and he’s disappointed.
Bush slams Democrats for lack of progress
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush compared Congress’ Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying “the world paid a terrible price” then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.
Dodgers turn to Torre
Ex-Yankees skipper named L.A.’s manager
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Joe Torre grew up in Brooklyn rooting against the Dodgers. Now, a half-century after they moved west, he’s their manager. Torre was hired by Los Angeles to succeed Grady Little on Thursday, taking the job two weeks after walking away from the New York Yankees.
Alaska’s only elephant airlifted to California via U.S. military
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
After living nearly her whole life in chilly Alaska, Maggie the elephant began her journey Thursday to broader horizons and warmer weather at a California sanctuary.
Funny outfit
Second City brings improv comedy legacy to Lawrence
November 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
The phrase “improvisational sketch comedy” often proves confusing. So Tim Baltz has to explain to folks what he does onstage. “Sometimes people are like, ‘Great. Let’s hear your standup,’” Baltz says.
Patriots inspire public’s confidence
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
This is how good the New England Patriots are perceived to be: five-point favorites at Indianapolis in Sunday’s meeting of the NFL’s two remaining unbeaten teams. That’s a point-and-a-half higher than the opening line set by Las Vegas.
Troops fire tear gas at protesters
Constitutional reforms would allow Chavez to run indefinitely
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A10
Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed Thursday to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely.
Morris twins ‘really excited’
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris, who announced their decision to attend Kansas University on Wednesday night, were still beaming about their choice on Thursday morning.
Bombings, shootings kill 21 Iraqis in Baghdad
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A11
Bombs and drive-by shootings killed at least 21 people across Baghdad and its northern belts Thursday, and the U.S. military announced the deaths of three more soldiers killed in combat in the country’s north.
Lawrence Datebook
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Pilot of B-29 bomber that dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima dies at 92
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A9
Paul Tibbets, who etched his mother’s name - Enola Gay - into history on the nose of the B-29 bomber he flew to drop the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, died Thursday after six decades of steadfastly defending the mission. He was 92.
Tiller case dismissal motions slated for today
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
Sedgwick County District Judge Clark V. Owens will hear arguments today on a motion by abortion provider George Tiller to dismiss the 19 misdemeanor charges Attorney General Paul Morrison filed against him.
Sculpture to be unveiled today
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
“Beacon,” a sculpture by Wisconsin-based artists Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades, will be unveiled at 4 p.m. today at Fire & Medical Station 4, 2121 Wakarusa Drive.