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6News video: Global warming a hot topic in classrooms
November 4, 2007
It’s a hot topic and one that’s growing in the classroom. Global warming is a controversial issue, but with a growing public concern, teachers are bringing the heat to the classroom
6Sports video: Basehor-Linwood shutout by Holton
November 4, 2007
The Holton Wildcats ended the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat’s season with a 38-0 thrashing.
6Sports video: Jayhawk women’s hoops squad squash Pittsburg St.
November 4, 2007
The Kansas women’s basketball team had little problem defeating the Pittsburg State Gorillas. The final score was 82-48.
6Sports video: Jayhawks 9-0 after rout of Huskers
November 4, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk football team continued it’s Big 12 dominance with a 76-39 victory over Nebraska to improve to 9-0 on the season.
6News video: 4-H club hosts achievement celebration
November 4, 2007
The Douglas County 4-H Club hosted the 78th Annual Achievement celebration today.
6News video: Eudora bond issue voters gearing for Tuesday
November 4, 2007
It’s a 45 million dollar bond issue three years in the making. Tuesday, voters will decide. 6News reporter Haley Harrison has more on a proposed Eudora school’s bond issue.
6News video: Shots fired outside North Lawrence club sends one man to hospital
November 4, 2007
Police say a Kansas City man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning following a fight outside the club Allstars.
6News video: ‘Lawrence’s Lunch Lady’ stepping down
November 4, 2007
You could call her Lawrence’s lunch lady. For the past two and a half years, Dianne Morgan has served as the coordinator for L.I.N.K., but will be stepping down as soon as a new coordinator can be hired.
KU jumps to 5th in both polls, 4th in BCS rankings
November 4, 2007
Putting up 76 points on Nebraska must send some kind of message. The voters responded positively in KU’s favor on Sunday, voting the Jayhawks fifth in this weeks AP and USA Today Coaches’ polls. The computers were just as kind, bumping the Jayhawks to fourth in the BCS standings.
Kansas City man shot outside north Lawrence club
November 4, 2007
A Kansas City man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning after a fight outside of Allstars, 913 N 2nd St., Lawrence police said. He is being treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and is believe to be in good condition, Lawrence Police Sergeant Susan Hadl said.
French leader faces criticism at home for love of U.S.
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A11
He’s vacationed in New Hampshire, lunched with the Bush family in Maine and taken a tough line on Iran. In his first six months as French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has lived up to his pledge to heal relations with the United States torn asunder by the Iraq war.
People in the news
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D9
¢ Police probe injury after Spears hearing¢ Anna Nicole Smith’s ex files for inheritance¢ Singer Hank Thompson cancels tour, retires¢ Connery settles suit against golf club
Notable people describe their biggest mistakes in compilation
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D3
It’s important to realize your mistakes and learn from them, says writer and actor Charles Grodin. So he asked more than 80 celebrities and other notable folks to describe their biggest boo-boos in life and the lessons they gained.
Carol Burnett profiled on ‘American Masters’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D8
During her lengthy career, Carol Burnett has shown she’s a fine dramatic actress in films like “Pete ‘n’ Tillie,” “The Four Seasons” and “Friendly Fire.” She has the sort of singing voice that can fill a Broadway theater, and did, notably when she starred in “Once Upon a Mattress.”
Board pendulum
Kansas voters must maintain their attention on Kansas State Board of Education actions and elections.
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
A session in Lawrence last week attempted to shine a much-needed spotlight on the 2008 elections for the Kansas State Board of Education. After a number of tumultuous years during which Kansas was the target of nationwide ridicule, the 2006 elections again solidified a 6-4 moderate majority on this important board. But that is not the end of the story.
Lawrence Datebook
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Elite eight
Phoenix Award winners champion the arts in Lawrence
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D1
Each year, the Lawrence Arts Commission chooses eight people who have made oustanding contributions to the local arts community to receive the Phoenix Award. This year’s crop represents music, dance, visual art, administration, advocacy and volunteerism at their best.
Hair museum holds history lock by lock
Says the owner, ‘Never underestimate the value of a piece of hair’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B7
Tucked along the candy-coated cars parked along the Miracle Mile, in an unassuming little shop of hair, reside the ghosts of Abe Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Ronald Regan. Cock your ear and you almost can hear: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation …”
Commentary: Kobe’s critics completely misguided
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kobe Bryant, the greatest basketball player on Earth, is unwanted by a certain segment of Chicago’s population for the following reasons, as far as I can tell: He shoots too much. He isn’t a good guy. He isn’t a team guy. They shouldn’t “gut” the whole Bulls team to get him. Wow. What a bunch of bull.
U.S. marathoner dies at trials
Shay had enlarged heart, but was cleared to run, dad says
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
Elite distance runner Ryan Shay, who collapsed and died Saturday during the U.S. men’s marathon Olympic trials, had been diagnosed with an enlarged heart but cleared by doctors, his father said. “The thing that made him such a great runner may have killed him,” Joe Shay told the Associated Press.
Kansas cruises to 9-0
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C1
Holy Husker, Batman! What on earth was THAT? Kansas University’s football team didn’t just win Saturday. It trampled the Memorial Stadium end zones to near-death. When the smoke cleared - if it ever did, or ever will - Kansas had a 76-39 victory over Nebraska.
Fan’s plea: ‘Help us!’
Huskers smarting from humbling setback
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C7
A Nebraska football fan leaned over a railing in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium after spotting interim athletic director Tom Osborne outside the Cornhuskers’ locker room. “Hey, Tom, thanks for coming back,” the fan bellowed at the ex-NU coaching legend, who took over for embattled AD Steve Pederson on Oct. 17. “Help us!” the fan implored.
Nation’s Jayhawks flock to homecoming
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s homecoming week culminated Saturday with a spirited gameday atmosphere and a lopsided victory against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Before the game, hundreds of people lined Jayhawk Boulevard, the campus’ main street, in anticipation of a colorful parade, which included Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who served as grand marshal.
Haskell women win again
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
A 2-0 start has Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball coach Phil Homeratha feeling good.
Coach ‘anxious’ to see Jayhawks in action
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
Coach Bonnie Henrickson and her players haven’t had much to look at while preparing for today’s exhibition opener against Pittsburg State. The Division II Gorillas have a new coach and no returning starters, so forgive the Jayhawks if their scouting reports are a little thinner than usual heading into this afternoon’s 4 p.m. contest.
KU shocks Sooners
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
“My, how the mighty have fallen,” one Kansas University student said to another after the two failed to get the rest of the crowd to join them in their KU volleyball chant at Horejsi Center Saturday night.
Kansas outduels UNO
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
Saturday’s swimming dual between Kansas University and Nebraska-Omaha wasn’t a typical meet but more of a short exhibition. Nevertheless, KU swimming coach Clark Campbell said the team’s 153-67 victory over UNO at Robinson Natatorium served its purpose for the squad’s future meets.
Knicks face trouble on, off and in court
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C4
Opening night at Madison Square Garden was once Willis Reed and Walt Frazier, a sold-out house echoing with chants of “Dee-fense,” a hit-the-open-man offense that was part precision, part poetry. Not lately. And particularly not this year.
No. 2 BC falls from ranks of undefeated
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C9
There goes another No. 2. Geno Hayes returned Matt Ryan’s third interception for a 38-yard touchdown with 1:10 to play Saturday night to help Florida State beat second-ranked Boston College, 27-17, ending the Eagles’ run at an unbeaten season and shaking up the BCS standings yet again.
Hurricane Noel spares New England widespread damage
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
As the remnants of Hurricane Noel brushed parts of the Northeast with strong winds and heavy rain Saturday, Heinz Proft sat back and watched the boats moored to the docks rock back and forth. The assistant Harwich harbormaster had taken advantage of the ample warning and tied the boats down with extra lines.
Residents return as violence lessens
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
In a dramatic turnaround, more than 3,000 Iraqi families driven out of their Baghdad neighborhoods have returned to their homes in the past three months as sectarian violence has dropped, the government said Saturday.
Jayhawks OK against pass
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C6
If the glass is half full, Kansas University’s football team intercepted four passes Saturday to add fuel to a 76-39 blowout victory over Nebraska. If the glass is half empty, NU quarterback Joe Ganz had an admirable first start in his college career, throwing for 405 yards and four touchdowns. So it wasn’t a great day for KU’s pass defense at Memorial Stadium. But it wasn’t a disaster, either.
Coffman, Mizzou rout CU
Tigers’ tight end snares three TDs
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C10
Chase Coffman turned No. 9 Missouri’s trip to Colorado into his own personal pro tryout, displaying the talent that has NFL scouts drooling over the 6-foot-6, 245-pound touchdown machine.
Singer uses music to heal from wife’s suicide
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D2
Gary Allan looks at his gold and platinum records hanging in his manager’s office. There’s no burst of pride, but instead a quiet restraint. “They make me very uncomfortable,” he says. “I don’t like to talk about how great things are.”
Keegan: Was that really KU out there?
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C1
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the local football team loaded with fascinating books that so easily could be misread by their covers pushed its story a little closer to the fiction section of the library.
Astronaut fixes torn space station wing
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A4
A spacewalking astronaut fixed a ripped solar energy panel on the international space station Saturday in a difficult and dangerous emergency procedure that allowed the crew to extend the wing to its full length.
Museum adds windmill as part of Civil War memorial
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Next year at this time, as you look to the southwest, you might see a distant light beckoning through the night sky from beyond Clinton Lake. At least that is the hope of Martha Parker and other supporters of the River Valley Heritage Museum.
Ottawa trips HINU
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ben Carrywater scored 26 points, but Haskell fell to Ottawa.
Pioneers upend Wildcats in wild one
Midamerica Nazarene 34, Baker 30
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mack Brown’s marvelous aerial circus seemed like it might play forever. Then MidAmerica Nazarene struck his tent. Brown and his Baker University teammates couldn’t overcome the NAIA No. 16-ranked Pioneers, falling 34-30 on Saturday afternoon in Heart of America Athletic Conference football at Liston Stadium.
Neighborhood cleanup to take place today
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
The annual Oread Neighborhood cleanup is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
WWII veterans record legacy
Video interviews probe life outside ‘history books’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Nancy Porter listened intently as the man sitting a few feet away from her described what it was like to be an Army chaplain serving in Europe during World War II. “We weren’t allowed to carry arms,” 100-year-old Charles Doudna said in response to a question Porter asked.
Autism ‘epidemic’ fueled by funding, shift in diagnosing
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A7
A few decades ago, people probably would have said kids like Ryan Massey and Eddie Scheuplein were just odd. Or difficult. Both boys are bright. But Ryan, 11, is hyper and prone to angry outbursts, sometimes trying to strangle another kid in his class who annoys him. Eddie, 7, has a strange habit of sticking his shirt in his mouth and sucking on it.
Poet’s Showcase
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D3
November - By Ronda J. Miller
Students forgo science for day to pick olives
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
Students at the California Institute of Technology campus were able to forget rocket science for a day and harvest olives instead. Students and faculty put away their laptops Friday to climb 16-foot-high ladders, perch in cherry pickers and grab the black and green fruit that would otherwise stain the university’s walkways. Their goal is to make some 1,200 bottles of olive oil to raise money for scholarships, staff bonuses and student activities.
Desperation, death toll grow in Haiti
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
Thousands of Haitians sought shelter in schoolhouses Saturday as the death toll from Tropical Storm Noel rose to 143 across the Caribbean. Heavy rains continued to pound Haiti, leaving U.N. and Haitian officials temporarily stranded as they toured Haiti’s flooded southern peninsula. Noel is the deadliest storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season.
Time bomb
Richard Rhodes takes an abiding interest in America’s nuclear past with ‘Arsenals of Folly’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D3
Richard Rhodes and Ronald Reagan, two sons of the American Midwest, may not have had too much else in common back in the autumn of 1983. But there was this: Both men were haunted by the fear that the world might end in nuclear fire.
Flood victims flee from homes
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
The newly homeless men and women of this flooded capital patiently line up to appear on a local TV station that has been broadcasting their messages day and night. They speak quickly, mindful of others waiting. They say they’re at a shelter and are OK. Some hold up handwritten signs with cell phone numbers and beg relatives to call.
For departing ‘lunch lady,’ soup kitchen was all about the people
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A1
Dianne Morgan’s workday starts with a “hey, hey, hey!” It is 11:30 in the morning, and the coordinator for LINK - one of the city’s free soup kitchens - is walking up the cracked concrete steps of First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. Its basement has been the longtime home of Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Indonesian officials: No eruption, despite reports sending villagers fleeing
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
Villagers fled the slopes of one of Indonesia’s deadliest volcanos Saturday after seismic readings indicated that an eruption had started after weeks of heightened activity. But Surono, a senior government volcanologist who goes by a single name, told el-Shinta radio station late Saturday that monitoring equipment close to the crater of Mount Kelud was still working, indicating that there had been no eruption.
TV makeover show visits area family
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
Daniel Gilyeat and his four children are the third Kansas City area family in three years to get a visit from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The family got a good morning greeting Saturday from Ty Pennington, the host of the popular TV show, and his trademark bullhorn.
College asks football fans not to flush at stadium
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Fans who had their fill of beer at the University of Georgia’s homecoming football game on Saturday were warned - no flushing allowed. Earlier this week, crews put up signs in bathrooms asking people not to flush “if it’s yellow” and to leave the handle-pulling to attendants, who will do the job for the estimated 93,000 people at Saturday’s game.
Horoscopes
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D9
You have an interesting and dynamic year in which you can create much more of what you want. The issue might be your endurance and your willingness to go through what you need to in order to get there. You have a strong drive and insight. Going back to school is a possibility.
Antioch College to stay open, but downsize faculty
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A4
Antioch College trustees agreed Saturday to keep the cash-strapped school open with the help of alumni fundraising, reversing plans to shutter the campus. The plan is contingent on whether alumni and the school can meet fundraising goals over the next three years, board chairman Art Zucker said.
Judge rejects electric chair challenge
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
A district court judge ruled this week that state Sen. Ernie Chambers is unable to challenge Nebraska’s procedures for executing prisoners with the electric chair. Chambers, of Omaha, filed a lawsuit in May arguing that the state violated its own rules when it came up with a new protocol for executions a few years ago.
Seeking truth
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: I respect Renate Mai-Dalton for her laudable work at Kansas University but strongly disagree with her letter of Oct. 30. What she labels as “persecution” of certain KU administrators by the Journal-World is, rather, a relentless search for the truth by a respected journalist.
Massive pileup along foggy highway kills two, injures dozens
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than 100 cars and trucks crashed on a fog-shrouded freeway Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, the California Highway Patrol said. Eighteen big rigs were involved in the massive pileup on Highway 99 just south of Fresno as patches of dense fog obscured visibility on the heavily traveled roadway, highway patrol officials said.
Emergency nurse earns credential
November 4, 2007 in print edition on E1
Allison Nichols, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, recently earned the Certified Emergency Nurse credential, having completed the certification exam administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
Sign of hope: Peace lures elephants back to Sudan
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A11
The hippos had fled to other islands in the White Nile, driven away by one of the few forces that can dislodge a large herd of these fierce beasts - an even larger herd of elephants. And there they were: some 50 elephants, massive black figures peacefully grazing on their newly reclaimed territory on the Nile island of Opekoloe.
BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ looks for the next gospel star
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D9
Move over “American Idol.” BET has gone talent-hunting for its next superstar in the location often considered to be the birthplace of the most powerful singing in the world - the church. BET’s new television show “Sunday Best” is a gospel talent competition that borrows from “Idol’s” format.
KUMC replaces aging plane with fractional ownership
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
A twin turboprop aircraft used for years by Kansas University Medical Center has been sold, and KU has replaced it with a half ownership of a newer plane. Todd Cohen, a spokesman for KU, says the fractional ownership in the 1999 King Air C-90B is more cost-efficient than buying another plane outright.
Romanians with criminal records expelled
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Italy began deporting Romanians with criminal records in response to a streak of violent crime blamed on immigrants, authorities said Saturday. A knife-wielding mob attacked a group of Romanians in Rome.
Self’s coaching clinic attracts bigger crowd
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C5
JNumbers were up this year for Bill Self’s coaching clinic, held Friday and Saturday on the Kansas University campus. “We had about 350 coaches. That’s more than last year. I think our football success helps that, too, all the excitement on campus,” Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year coach, said.
Navy sinks Notre Dame, halts record losing streak
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C9
It’s over. After 44 years and three overtimes. Navy finally beat Notre Dame - 46-44 in triple overtime - on Saturday, ending the Fighting Irish’s NCAA-record winning streak against the Midshipmen at 43 games.
Envoy meets with top United Nations official
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
The United Nations envoy to Myanmar opened his second visit in recent weeks by meeting Saturday with the top U.N. diplomat in the country, whom the regime just said it wanted to expel.
On the record
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 91-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman died after a two-car accident Saturday in Leavenworth. Another woman was flown to Kansas University Hospital for injuries. The condition of Kimberly Shrewsbury, 48, McClouth could not be confirmed or denied, according to a hospital official.
New Orleans residents relate to ‘Waiting’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
An empty intersection. A tree surrounded by hurricane debris. Ruined houses still untouched since they were flooded by roof-deep water. Now they’ve been joined by an outdoor stage, with actors and an audience.
Action praised
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: The Lawrence Sustainability Network represents over 300 Kansans who support policies and practices aimed at ecological sustainability. We congratulate and heartily thank KDHE Secretary Roderick Bremby for his courageous decision to deny Sunflower Electric Power’s permit to build two more coal-fired power plants in our state.
Hundreds celebrate life of woman killed in fire
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of people crowded into a church in a Cleveland suburb Saturday to remember a woman who was among seven college students killed in a North Carolina beach house fire.
Olympic fever pushes children to extremes
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A11
An 8-year-old girl runs 2,212 miles to Beijing in 55 days. A 10-year-old swims in a river with her hands and feet bound. And then there’s 4-year-old Yang Yang, riding a 1,000-pound beluga whale.
Community works to balance clean energy with animal habitats
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B4
The residents of King City and Rock Port take pride in the wind turbines that have sprouted on their rolling hills in the past year. Citizens of Conception and the next-hill-over communities of Conception Junction and Clyde have watched supplies accumulate for their own wind farm, eager for the day when a gigantic crane will lift them into the future of renewable energy.
Rice urges quick return to democracy
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration said Saturday it was deeply disturbed by the state of emergency in Pakistan and urged a swift return to a democratic and civilian government. The Pentagon said Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s declaration does not affect U.S. military support of Pakistan, however.
Gates wants China to prevent nuclear activity
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
Robert Gates, making his first visit to China as defense secretary, is expected to press the Chinese to do more to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capabilities. Before he left Saturday for the trip, Gates made it clear that he is pursuing a closer alliance with China, and said he doesn’t see the communist giant as a military threat.
Jury finds nursing home liable in patient’s death
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B12
A Platte County jury has ordered the owner-operator of two nursing facilities to pay more than $3 million to the estate of a former patient who died in 2004. The verdict stems from a lawsuit alleging that the nursing staff at Barry Manor and White Oak Manor nursing homes were negligent and failed to properly care for John Novogradac of Kansas City.
Congress derelict in duty to participate in war
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B11
Americans are wondering, with the lassitude of uninvolved spectators, whether the president will initiate a war with Iran. Some Democratic presidential candidates worry, or purport to, that he might claim an authorization for war in a Senate resolution labeling an Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit a terrorist organization.
It’s property tax
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Intangibles tax is not income tax, although it is levied on income from intangibles. It is property tax or, rather, in lieu of property tax, on that kind of property.
Korean War remains may be recovered
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Defense Department says a joint U.S.-North Korean program to recover the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War could be restarted if six-nation nuclear disarmament talks succeed.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
Newly elected County Commissioner Nancy Hiebert, a Democrat, said her victory over Republican Hank Booth had triggered “the most amazing response I have ever seen : the phone has been ringing off the hook and I have a full agenda before ever setting foot inside the commissioners’ circle.”
Three steps to achieving financial peace of mind
November 4, 2007 in print edition on E1
Just because economic pundits can’t decide whether the country is headed into recession doesn’t mean that individual investors, savers and spenders must teeter on the brink of financial insecurity.
Survivors angered by concerts at WWII concentration camp
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A8
Stray dogs wander forlornly around the rundown gray brick barracks that used to house of one of the most notorious World War II Nazi death camps in the Balkans. Soon, the site where some 48,000 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies perished in the 1940s will be throbbing to the rhythms of rock music.
State supreme court says murder convicts deserve DNA tests
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that two men convicted of a 1985 murder can ask for DNA tests to try to prove their innocence even though lower courts denied them the tests. In two separate rulings issued Friday, the high court overturned earlier district court rulings that denied the tests on the basis that they wouldn’t absolve the men.
Game Balls & Gassers
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C6
Todd Reesing stretched his streak to 139 passes without an interception. He threw six touchdown passes, a single-game school record, and also broke the single-season KU record with 23 touchdown passes.
Late time change transports boomer to ‘Twilight Zone’
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D1
I’ve never been so glad to see a Sunday morning in all my life. Have you ever spent seven days in “The Twilight Zone”? The kind narrated by Rod Serling’s voice with occasional theme music provided by your paranoid imagination: dee-DEE-dee-dee : dee-DEE-dee-dee : dee-DEE-dee-dee:?
Rural agritoursim venues offering escapes into fall
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B2
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy autumn’s appeal. It was one of those days great to play hooky from school - 70-degree weather and no wind - as a Lindsborg couple walked hand in hand amid a sea of pumpkins on a farmstead just north of their hometown.
Man guilty on 2 capital murder counts, transporting bodies to Kansas in freezer
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B4
A jury sentenced Roger Lee Gillett to death Saturday after he was convicted of two counts of capital murder in the killing of a Hattiesburg couple and transporting their bodies to Kansas in a freezer.
Prepare yourself
Protect your money amid economic uncertainty
November 4, 2007 in print edition on E1
If there’s a lesson to be learned about the economy, it’s that you can’t fully steer your financial planning the way the winds are blowing because they can change direction in an instant.
Escaped inmates, ex-guard held in N.M.
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B6
A former guard and two inmates accused in a prison escape could be returned to Kansas before a New Mexico grand jury indicts them or a judge there bounds them over for trial.
Army vet returns to family after surviving injury, tragedy in Iraq
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B8
Like some fathers, John Hughes has spent a lot of time watching his son play youth football this fall. He’s quick to mention with pride his son Nick’s 16 touchdowns - “14 rushing and two passing” - as a member of the Lansing Middle School eighth-grade team this season.
As kids today get heavier, daily P.E. class could prevent crisis
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B9
The ballgame lasted until dark or dinner, whichever came first. Or maybe it was the tree-climbing escapade, the bike-riding expedition or the driveway basketball game. Playing outside is one of those sepia-toned memories adults invoke as a symbol of childhood - one that’s increasingly rare.
Lawrence has genius for unreality
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B11
A bumper sticker I saw the other day arrested my attention. It read: “Lawrence: an island of reality - surrounded by Kansas.” The implication, laden with heavy irony, was that the rest of Kansas is unreal. My first reaction was that it all depends on what you mean by “real.”
Bankruptcies
November 4, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Cargill recalls 1 million pounds of beef possibly tainted by E. coli
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the second time in less than a month it has voluntarily recalled beef that may have been tainted.
Iraq’s prime minister pledges to take on Kurdish rebels
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraq promised Saturday to work with its neighbors and the U.S. to combat Kurdish guerrillas who have attacked Turkey from hide-outs in the north. The border crisis overshadowed Iraq’s other problems at an international conference on the country’s future.
Pump patrol
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.79 at several locations.
Film reveres a rocker around the campfire
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D11
Julien Temple was hanging around Clash shows in 1976, filming the band’s explosive emergence on a borrowed 16 mm camera, when he dropped them as a subject in favor of the Sex Pistols and “The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle.”
WWI museum to offer free admission Nov. 11
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., will have free admission on Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.
Newest Jayhawks sweep cycling titles
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
A pair of newcomers to the Kansas University cycling team earned some hardware for the program at the North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference mountain bike championships in Red Wing, Minnesota in early October.
Texas storms back, stuns Cowboys again
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C10
Mack Brown isn’t sure if Texas has a psychological edge on Oklahoma State. It certainly seems a plausible explanation for what his Longhorns have done to the Cowboys in recent years. Four times in the past five seasons, Texas has come from way behind to break Oklahoma State’s heart.
Boo to Lew
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Our tickets to the KU-MU game arrived in today’s mail and hoo boy, are we ticked! It seems the geniuses in the Athletic Department mapped our seats in Memorial Stadium from section 12, row 65 to Arrowhead section 133, row 11.
Bells make popular collectibles
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D8
Bell collectors often specialize in one type of bell or sort their bells for display. Best known to most of us is the school bell, a metal bell with a long wooden handle that was rung to bring children in from the playground. Decorative china and glass bells excite one group of collectors; silver and brass bells are wanted by others.
Kansas football notebook
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas is 9-0 for the first time since 1908. If KU wins next week at Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks will be 10-0 for the first time since 1899.
Even mowing the lawn can be a risky business
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D5
I am grateful that husband Ray waited until the last mowing of the season to set the lawn mower on fire. Chances are I never would have known of the conflagration had the garage not smelled strongly of smoke. “Something’s on fire,” I shouted to Ray, who was digging gladiolus and tuberose bulbs in preparation for winter. “Was,” he answered succinctly.
ISU nabs landmark win vs. K-State
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C10
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik could see the Cyclones improving even as the losses kept piling up. On Saturday, their progress finally resulted in a victory. Chris Singleton made two key interceptions, Alexander Robinson ran for two touchdowns, and Iowa State stunned Kansas State, 31-20, to snap a six-game losing streak.
Blackface costumes stir racial tension on campus
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
Halloween costumes inspired by a Disney movie have spurred racial tension at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a campus that’s grappled with questions of cultural respect several times in the past year.
Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving meal
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A10
There will be food aplenty, but volunteers are still needed to operate the 23rd annual Thanksgiving meal at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen. The LINK Community Thanksgiving Dinner brings the community and families together, said Dianne Morgan, LINK coordinator.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 4, 1907: “Many were watching in court today as Ed Stewart went on trial for hog-stealing. The principal item was whether the witnesses could be validated. Other criminal cases are not likely to be as interesting as this one.”
Author to discuss Saudi feminist movement
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D12
Author T. L. McCown will talk about and sign copies of her new book, “Creating Shamsiyah: Empowering the Saudi Feminist Movement,” as part of International Education Week activities at Kansas University. The presentation will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Oread Books in the Kansas Union.
Indie band’s latest album has more personal flavor
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D10
When the word “challengers” first popped into his head several months ago, A.C. Newman was not thinking about vintage Dodge automobiles or space shuttles. “Right away, I thought it was a great album title,” says the New Pornographers frontman over the phone from Boston.
Moving with a cat
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D12
Cats are creatures of habit. You find them sitting in the same window each morning, sleeping in the same spot each afternoon. Moving to a new house can be extremely stressful for them.
Culture of fear feeds parental surveillance
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B10
Pretty soon, we’re going have to amend the favorite mom and dad moniker of the moment. Those much vaunted helicopter parents are turning into black-helicopter parents. The image of parents hovering over their kids is morphing into the darker image of parents spying on their kids.
Best-Sellers
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Ad Astra Poetry Project: Poet comments upon instinctive knowledge
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D2
Editor’s note: In her Ad Astra Poetry Project, Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low will highlight historic and contemporary poets who resided in Kansas for a substantial part of their lives. Eventually, she will collect the biweekly broadsides into a book, to be published by the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University, in cooperation with Thomas Fox Averill.
Safety of vibration training debated
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D5
There’s some new buzz on vibrating exercise platforms. The machines, which are cropping up with increasing frequency in gyms and exercise rooms, are used during workouts. They’re based on the theory that vibrating the body like a giant tuning fork will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and build bone.
Pakistan’s president suspends constitution, cuts communication
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended Pakistan’s constitution and deployed troops in the capital Saturday, declaring that rising Islamic extremism had forced him to take emergency measures. He also replaced the chief justice and blacked out the independent media that refused to support him.
Control the spread of pet hair
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D12
Shedding hair is normal in the life of a pet. Many dogs or cats shed more in the spring as they lose their heavy coat for warm weather, but cats who never go outdoors may shed the same amount all year long. There are a few tricks to corral all that hair.
Senator for improved veterans’ health care
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Democratic senator on Saturday accused President Bush of “hollow talk” in support of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and said the Bush administration has not done nearly enough to provide veterans with the care they need.
Wizards tie, advance
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Wizards advanced to the Western Conference finals by holding Chivas USA to a scoreless draw Saturday night. The Wizards beat Chivas, 1-0, in Kansas City a week ago and claimed the aggregate-goals series with their lone goal.
Baldwin runs past Marysville
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C5
It might not have been pretty, but in the postseason only victories count. Baldwin High (9-2) did get the football victory Saturday over Marysville (5-6). In a battle of Bulldogs, Baldwin came out on top, 28-7, to advance into the Class 4A sectional round.
A chip off of a different block
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D2
According to The November issue of Family Circle, parents have less influence over their child’s personality than they tend to think - or would like to think.
Treat your pets right during the holidays
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D12
Thanksgiving is for family. So if some of your family is four-legged, it seems only right to share with them, too. But the results aren’t always festive, as Sandi Garcia of Denver, Colo., learned the hard way on her first with Holly, a golden retriever. Just before dinner, Garcia set down a lovely plate of turkey and stuffing topped with gravy.
Beasley propels K-State
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
Michael Beasley scored 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Saturday night in his first game for Kansas State, leading the Wildcats to a 95-59 exhibition victory over Fort Hays State.
Breed should affect adoption decision
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D12
Whether you get your dog from a shelter or a breeder, whether he’s purebred or an “All American,” you need to understand his heritage to make an intelligent decision about whether he will work in your household. As with any breed or mixture of breeds, seek out the guidance of those with experience.
Family defies rural image of 4-H work
County program honors volunteers who have lived in city for years
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B1
They don’t own pigs, horses or cows. They don’t even live on a farm or in a rural area. This year’s 4-H Family of the Year resides near Clinton Parkway. Dick and Sue Ashcraft are longtime Lawrence residents and 4-H volunteers. Their grown children, Jim and Erin, enjoyed projects such as woodworking, foods and leadership when they were in 4-H.
Baker rolls in opener
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
Andy Hannon scored 17 points, Aaron Toren scored 14, and Dain Dillingham added 13 to help Baker defeat Bethany, 75-60, in its men’s basketball opener Saturday night.
Fun fact
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D2
Courtesy of the November issue of Allure: Hey, stranger! Researchers at the University of British Columbia surveyed 38 couples and determined many people in relationships would enjoy talking to a stranger more than their mate.
Hundreds march in support of victim
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hundreds of people marched through the state capital Saturday to urge prosecutors to add hate crime charges against six white people charged in the beating, torture and sexual assault of a 20-year-old black woman.
Lion wins state
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High senior Mallory West capped a memorable high school career with an all-around title at Saturday’s state gymnastics meet. West’s score of 37.05 pushed her past SM East’s Hannah Quiltec by .25 points for the title.
You’re welcome
November 4, 2007 in print edition on D2
It’s that time of year, again. Time for hosts and hostesses to try to turn their humble abodes into welcoming spaces. For masters of the house who want to impress friends and family members, the November issue of Good Housekeeping has these tips.
Wizards forward to miss six weeks
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C4
Washington Wizards forward Oleksiy Pecherov will be sidelined six weeks because of a broken right ankle. Pecherov was injured last weekend when the team originally said he was expected to miss one or two weeks, but the prognosis was changed Friday.
MU tops Missouri-St. Louis
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C2
DeMarre Carroll, playing in his first game since his sophomore season at Vanderbilt in 2006, had 16 points and six rebounds as Missouri beat Missouri-St. Louis, 78-51, in exhibition play Saturday.
Ford, union reach tentative agreement
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A3
The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative four-year contract agreement with Ford Motor Co. on Saturday, avoiding the threat of a strike against the struggling automaker, the union said.
Women’s studies wants name change
Kansas University program also hopes to add human sexuality minor
November 4, 2007 in print edition on B4
It’s not just about women anymore. The women’s studies program at Kansas University plans to change its name to women, gender and sexuality studies. It also hopes to add a human sexuality minor.
Star-struck Chiefs defenders will try to stop Favre
November 4, 2007 in print edition on C5
First get the interception, then get the autograph. The way some of his defensive players have been gushing all week over Brett Favre, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards might be tempted to tape that message into the palm of their hands. A few actually said they might try to get the great quarterback’s signature on the ball should they sack or intercept him when Green Bay comes to town Sunday.
KU defends blocking flight info
University plane can’t be tracked in real time for ‘security’ reasons
November 4, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tracking flights live on the Internet has become a popular pastime for many for both professional and personal reasons. But don’t try to track Kansas University’s business jet as it transports staff around the country, sends coaches on recruiting visits, fetches people for events on campus or dispatches doctors across the state to help in small communities.