Archive for Monday, November 5, 2007

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Murphy Hall Freshwater mussels
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Polls
Since January, Kansas University has been blocking information about flights taken by its plane based in Lawrence. The school says it's for security reasons. Should a public institution such as a state university block this information?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
54%
Yes
 
38%
Not sure
 
7%
Total 371
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Some freshwater mussels have the ability to filter as much as eight gallons of water per day, removing sediment that turns Kansas' rivers chocolate brown. Edwin Miller, a wildlife biologist for Kansas Wildlife & Parks Department, surveyed the river in October. Environmentalists hope to boost freshwater mussel populations
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The dense forest that buffers the Verdigris River from barren bean and corn fields tells the story of last May’s devastating flood in southeast Kansas. The flood destroyed the crops, and their remnants hang lifeless from the trees some 30 feet up a steep hill from the river. That’s how far the river rose. New crops will have to wait another year, but already the Verdigris is on the mend, with help from the freshwater mussels that for centuries have worked to keep the water clean and provide food for the river’s fish and other wildlife.
12:00 p.m.
Sophomore Darrell Stuckey maneuvers past Nebraska's Marion Lucky during the Jayhawks' 76-39 victory over the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Keegan: Shh! KU in hunt for title
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1B
A guilty facial expression, followed by a barely audible question can be found at Hy-Vee and Dillons, Eagle Bend and Alvamar, Zig and Mac’s and Shenago. A glance this way and then that to make sure nobody else is listening, and then: “Do you suppose it’s at all possible Kansas could play for the national championship?”
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University's Murphy Hall, shown in this aerial view, turns 50 this year. Murphy Hall has been home to the school's music and theater programs over the years. These hallowed halls
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1C
These halls have seen some big-name stars. Actors Paul Rudd, Mandy Patinkin, Scott Bakula and Don Johnson. Filmmaker Neil LaBute. Opera diva Joyce Castle. Kansas University’s Murphy Hall turns 50 this year. Just as notable, though, are the careers that were launched after students spent time in the building.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners broke the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door meeting to discuss granting more than $1 million in incentives to a local company, the Kansas attorney general has found. But Attorney General Paul Morrison is willing to forgo prosecution if city commissioners agree to admit their wrongdoing and personally pay for two hours of professional training on the open meetings law. Deciphera deal to be addressed to public
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 3A
City leaders want an opportunity to explain a controversial package of economic development incentives given to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. City Manager David Corliss said Monday that the Nov. 13 City Commission agenda will include a regular agenda item designed to answer questions about the recently approved package of economic development incentives.

All stories

6Sports video: Hawks make history in Husker match
November 5, 2007
Saturday’s KU-NU game changed football history for both teams: the 76 points the Jayhawks hung on the Huskers were the most KU has ever scored in any conference game.
6Sports video: Smith already a star
November 5, 2007
KU freshman forward Nicollette Smith is beginning to make a name for herself after just one game.
6Sports video: McCray drives KU-PSU game for Hawks
November 5, 2007
Year four of the Bonnie Henrickson era launched on Sunday. Jayhawk sophomore guard Danielle McCray was dominant from the opening tip.
6News video: Breast cancer not just in women
November 5, 2007
We generally think of women battling breast cancer, but tonight 6News reporter Jana Corrie joins us with one local man’s story of survival.
6News video: City leaders to debate new sales tax
November 5, 2007
City commissioners will discuss the possibility of a new sales tax at their meeting tomorrow night. They’re considering at least four options.
6News video: City may consider open space proposals
November 5, 2007
The city and county may soon start accepting proposals for open space projects. The Eco-Squared Committee will ask city commissioners to begin collecting ideas.
6News video: Deciphera deal to be discussed
November 5, 2007
The November 13 City Commission meeting will include an explanation of the recently approved package of economic development incentives for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals.
6Sports video: Stewart sees strength in defense
November 5, 2007
KU senior guard Rodrick Stewart will try to carry on the momentum from a great opening evening in the Hawks’ final exhibition game tomorrow night.
6News video: KidCast with Jacob Osburn
November 5, 2007
Jacob Osburn presents tonight’s KidCast.
6News video: Supporters put pro-coal plant ads in papers
November 5, 2007
Ads today in some Kansas newspapers contend the state’s decision to reject two coal-fired power plants will help the natural gas-producing countries of Russia, Iran and Venezuela.
6News video: Lawrence bioscience company seeking USDA approval
November 5, 2007
A Lawrence-based bioscience operation is getting a lift from federal regulators. Identigen North America is joining three dozen other ag-related operations to earn a consistency designation from the USDA.
6News video: Students walk to raise park paint funds
November 5, 2007
Hillcrest Elementary students and their parents will walk in Centennial Park to raise money to repaint equipment in the only wheelchair-accessible playground in Lawrence.
6News video: Eudora leaders divided on dept. head ordinance
November 5, 2007
Eudora councilman Bill Whitten is fighting City Hall from within. Whitten opposes an ordinance that would allow the mayor to appoint department heads for two years, not one.
6Sports video: Collins starts strong
November 5, 2007
KU sophomore guard Sherron Collins racked up a game-high 18 points and 5 assists in just 23 minutes in Thursday’s exhibition game against Pitt State.
6Sports video: FSHS alum playing for Pitt State
November 5, 2007
Free State High basketball standout Jenna Brantley debuted in yesterday’s KU-Pitt State game. She scored her first collegiate points for Pitt State.
6News video: More windows shot at KU cafeteria
November 5, 2007
KU police say this weekend someone fired a bullet from a small-caliber weapon through a window at Mrs. E’s cafeteria. Last month several other windows were shot out at the dining hall.
6News video: Allstars shooting suspect still unknown
November 5, 2007
Lawrence police are still trying to determine who fired the gunshot that wounded a man outside a north Lawrence club this weekend.
Deciphera deal to be addressed to public
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
City leaders want an opportunity to explain a controversial package of economic development incentives given to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. City Manager David Corliss said Monday that the Nov. 13 City Commission agenda will include a regular agenda item designed to answer questions about the recently approved package of economic development incentives.
6News Now: Windows shot out on KU campus
November 5, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a gunshot rang out on the KU campus sometime Friday night or Saturday morning, shooting out windows at Mrs. E’s cafeteria, and news on the Eudora election.
Ads link KDHE coal plant rejection to America’s rivals
November 5, 2007
“Why are these men smiling?” the full-page ad asks below photos of Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
County gives green light to green-space preservation plan
Questions linger about financing
November 5, 2007
A first step for identifying green space preservation projects received approval today from the Douglas County Commission.
KU-ISU to air on ABC, kick at 2:30 on Nov. 17
November 5, 2007
It will mark the second straight week the Jayhawks (9-0) are on ABC. This week’s game against Oklahoma State will kick off at 7 p.m. on ABC.
KU gets jitters out
Jayhawks pull away in exhibition
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
Cut out the opening act, and it was a solid debut. After missing 25 shots in the first half of its exhibition opener, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team recovered in the second to defeat Pittsburg State, 82-48. The Jayhawks hit 53 percent of their shots, scored 58 points and seemed much more comfortable on the Allen Fieldhouse floor after halftime Sunday.
Arts & Entertainment calendar
November 5, 2007 in print edition on C2
A&E events around Lawrence.
Labor strike in Hollywood threatens TV shows, movies
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A7
Hollywood writers will strike after last-ditch talks called by a federal mediator failed. Writers and studios broke off talks early this morning after East Coast members of the writers union declared they were officially on strike, the group representing producers said.
Lawrence Datebook
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Spooner Hall gets another makeover
Building becomes new home to KU departments’ collaboration the Commons
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University’s newly renovated Spooner Hall might not be ready for prime time yet - it has no furniture - but it is ready to help academics understand the relationship between arts, science and the humanities.
People in the news
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Shia LaBeouf arrested on trespassing charge¢ Tattoo potential clue in Jam Master Jay slaying¢ Ashley Judd tackles HIV/AIDS in India
Russian nationalists stage anti-immigrant march
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
A white supremacist from Texas lifted his black cowboy hat into the air as he stepped forward to address thousands of Russian nationalists at a rally Sunday in Moscow.
NBA Roundup
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
NBA scores from around the league.
LSU up to No. 2 in BCS
Top 4: Ohio State, Tigers, Oregon, KU
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
LSU is in position to play for a national championship. Oregon isn’t far behind the Tigers, and unbeaten Kansas University is looming.
AllStars shooting recalls safety worries
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
A shooting at a North Lawrence strip club early Sunday left one man wounded, and a suspect is at large. Luis Arias, 32, of Wetherby, Mo., was shot in the leg after an altercation involving 10 to 15 people outside AllStars, 913 N. 2nd St., police said. The shooting occurred at 1:40 a.m. Sunday. Arias was admitted to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released.
Gangster,’ ‘Bee’ pack box office buzz
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
A heroin pusher and a honeybee put some sting back into the movie business. Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe’s bloody crime saga “American Gangster” took in $46.3 million to lead the weekend box office, with Jerry Seinfeld’s family cartoon “Bee Movie” following with $39.1 million. Together, the movies revitalized Hollywood’s listless autumn.
Brought together by blintzes
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Spinach, cottage cheese and beaten eggs were three ingredients that brought together a diverse cross-section of community members at Sunday’s Blintz Brunch, hosted by the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Dr.
Make no mistake; Jayhawks aren’t
Kansas football keeps turnover margin high, penalty count low
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
As of Sunday afternoon, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy had not started preparing for the team nobody has beaten. But he didn’t need to see any film to have a confident assessment of Kansas University.
City Commission agenda
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will hear a request from developers of The Oread Inn, a proposed hotel project near the Kansas University campus, to use special tax financing options for the development.
KU’s Svistun nets another 10-win fall tennis season
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Yuliana Svistun placed third in the Black singles bracket and Edina Horvath fifth in the Gold draw Sunday at the Florida State Invitational.
Public trust
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Public trust is the greatest asset any politician can hold and, therefore, their greatest loss. Even the loss of a political campaign allows the defeated to walk away with respect and character intact. This is not the case when elected officials conduct the city’s business in obscurity. Recent closed-door negotiations with Deciphera for tax rebates have begun the erosion of this trust.
Taxpayer plea
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: “Private efforts that benefit private bank accounts need to stop asking for public support. If it is such a great idea, try it on your own.” (Journal-World editorial, Oct. 31) What a great statement. From the taxpayers’ point of view, no truer words could be spoken.
Trust issue
The current legal probe into Lawrence City Commission dealings could have so easily been avoided.
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
This is an investigation that simply shouldn’t have been necessary. Last week, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson directed Lawrence city officials to respond to allegations that city commissioners illegally discussed city policy in an executive session last week.
Tigers get 2nd shot at No. 2
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
LSU is back where it started in the Top 25. The Tigers moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll released Sunday, right where they began the season. No. 3 Oregon also moved up a spot and was close behind LSU. The Tigers received 1,523 points and the Ducks had 1,517.
Park not needed
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The proposed Airport Business Park should be voted down by the City Commission. Every square foot of flood-prone river bottom that is developed will require stormwater mitigation paid for with taxes. That, in turn, will only encourage further development in the area and further expensive flood mitigation.
Chiefs become last NFL victim of Favre’s
Green Bay upends Kansas City, 33-22
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
Add one more uncommon distinction to the glittering resume of Brett Favre. Hitting Greg Jennings for a 60-yard touchdown pass with 3:05 to go Sunday, Favre rallied Green Bay past Kansas City, 33-22, and joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as quarterbacks who’ve beaten all 31 other teams in the NFL.
Steelers play Ravens to celebrate 75th season
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Pittsburgh Steelers are staging a 75th anniversary party tonight, and everybody is invited. Franco and Rocky will be there, plus Swann and Stallworth, a still Mean Joe Greene and maybe a snarling Jack Lambert, too.
Peterson sets run mark
Oklahoma product torches Chargers for 296 yards
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B4
Adrian Peterson raced to the NFL’s single-game rushing record with 296 yards Sunday in a 35-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers. After giving up the longest play in league history on a missed field goal right before halftime, Minnesota (3-5) pressured Philip Rivers into one of the worst games of his career and made sure LaDainian Tomlinson didn’t come close to matching Peterson’s performance.
Welcome message
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Even if the effort is futile, it’s good to see a Pennsylvania man standing up to the hateful members of a Topeka church. To whatever extent a Pennsylvania man can financially cripple the wacko activities of Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church, Kansas residents will be grateful.
Boost your health in just a minute
November 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
In the time it takes to watch a TV commercial, you can improve your health in significant ways. To make some long-term improvements to how you look, feel and function, Woman’s Day magazine suggests these things you can do in a minute:
Somali pirates abandon ships
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
Somali pirates left two boats they had hijacked in the waters off the Horn of Africa, and the newly liberated vessels - and their crew of 24 - were under U.S. Navy escort on Sunday, the American military said.
These hallowed halls
KU celebrating 50 years of performances, learning in building that houses music, theater
November 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
These halls have seen some big-name stars. Actors Paul Rudd, Mandy Patinkin, Scott Bakula and Don Johnson. Filmmaker Neil LaBute. Opera diva Joyce Castle. Kansas University’s Murphy Hall turns 50 this year. Just as notable, though, are the careers that were launched after students spent time in the building.
Doing good while eating well
Chocolate and Tea at Three’ a charitable splurge on finer things
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Opportunities to eat loads of chocolate guilt-free don’t come along too often, but nearly 200 people had one Sunday during the seventh annual “Chocolate and Tea at Three” event. The benefit for the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St., included live and silent auctions and took place in the Naismith Room at SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Riverfront Plaza.
Intrust Bank hires regional vice president
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
Kenneth Peirce II has joined Intrust Bank as vice president of commercial lending for the bank’s Northeast Kansas Region.
L.J. hurt in loss to Pack
Johnson’s return next week questionable
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for life without Larry Johnson. The Pro Bowl running back sustained an injury to his right foot after catching a pass in the fourth quarter of Kansas City’s 33-22 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said he didn’t know the extent of the injury, but he already was thinking about ways to revive a feeble offense without its main weapon.
Associate joins Realty Executives
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
Steven Berger recently joined Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate, Lawrence, as an associate.
Couple from Hell hit jackpot on Halloween
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Life in Hell just got a little easier for John and Sue Wilson. The couple, who live in the unincorporated town 45 miles west of Detroit, were blessed with a $115,001 windfall from the Michigan Lottery.
New England residents clean up after storm
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Several thousand coastal residents from Massachusetts to Maine faced a second night without power Sunday, and at least two house fires were indirectly blamed on the remnants of Hurricane Noel.
Citigroup CEO resigns over investment losses
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Citigroup Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Charles Prince, beset by the company’s billions of dollars in losses from investing in bad debt, resigned Sunday and is being replaced as chairman by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
Critter Control owner gains certification
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
Todd Olson, owner of Critter Control of Kaw Valley, recently became a certified Leafproof gutter protection installer.
King Tut’s face unveiled
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
King Tut’s buck-toothed face was unveiled Sunday for the first time in public - more than 3,000 years after the youngest and most famous pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt was shrouded in linen and buried in his golden underground tomb.
Wilk named to education improvement committee
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
State Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, has been named by House Speaker Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, to a committee that will make recommendations on improving math and science education in Kansas.
Money tip: learning a language for free
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
Have your dreams of learning a second language been curtailed by a tight budget and an overpacked schedule?
Businesses sought for in-house flu clinics
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is encouraging area businesses to schedule on-site flu clinics, to help improve health and reduce employee absenteeism and lost productivity.
Anti-poverty candidate wins presidential runoff
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Alvaro Colom, a businessman promising to end Guatemala’s desperate poverty, won the country’s presidential election Sunday.
Astronauts finish space station business
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery and the international space station reveled Sunday in their successful solar wing repair before closing the hatches between their linked spacecraft and preparing to part ways.
Contrasts
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: We recently returned from a trip to Spain and Portugal. Upon our return, two news stories stood out: 1) SCHIP was rejected as being too expensive (or expansive), and 2) a new coal electric generating plant was denied approval for environmental reasons.
Baldwin City wins annual United Way coin weigh-in
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
The annual Weigh-in for United Way fundraiser, which took place Oct. 22-25, raised $1,690.
Student who fled with teacher may not be able to re-enter U.S.
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A7
A 13-year-old student with whom a middle school teacher is accused of fleeing to create a romantic life in the boy’s native Mexico may be required to stay there.
250 4-H’ers earn honors at celebration
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A3
Arthur Queen’s smile told the story. His granddaughter, Libby, had just been awarded a Douglas County 4-H Spirit Award, and for Queen, things had come full circle. “Twenty-six years ago, I started this award for kids who didn’t always win at the fair but were really good kids and helped others and had a really good attitude,” Queen said.
Environmentalists hope to boost freshwater mussel populations
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
The dense forest that buffers the Verdigris River from barren bean and corn fields tells the story of last May’s devastating flood in southeast Kansas. The flood destroyed the crops, and their remnants hang lifeless from the trees some 30 feet up a steep hill from the river. That’s how far the river rose. New crops will have to wait another year, but already the Verdigris is on the mend, with help from the freshwater mussels that for centuries have worked to keep the water clean and provide food for the river’s fish and other wildlife.
Seniors better shop around for best plan
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A1
Before senior citizens begin shopping for the holidays, they might want to shop around for a better Medicare prescription plan. If they don’t, there could be a high price to pay.
Keegan: Shh! KU in hunt for title
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
A guilty facial expression, followed by a barely audible question can be found at Hy-Vee and Dillons, Eagle Bend and Alvamar, Zig and Mac’s and Shenago. A glance this way and then that to make sure nobody else is listening, and then: “Do you suppose it’s at all possible Kansas could play for the national championship?”
Big 12 perspective: Moriss, Callahan on way out?
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Baylor Bears players have tuned out the rumors surrounding the job status of coach Guy Morriss. “We don’t mess with that,” quarterback Blake Szymanski said. “He’s our coach right now.” Yeah, but for how long?
Bulls dazed and confused by 0-3 start
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
Luol Deng’s steady-as-a-metronome scoring last season helped him reach double figures in 78 of the Chicago Bulls’ 82 games. When Deng let fly with an open mid-range jumper, the surprise came when he missed.
Yao stronger, more confident
Houston Rockets center continues to craft interior game
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
Before he was waived and moved on as the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Developmental League draft, Darvin Ham imparted some wisdom to the Dallas Mavericks that they need to heed tonight against the Houston Rockets.
Johnson wins, takes points lead
Nextel Cup championship likely after third straight victory
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Jimmie Johnson was caught between his competitive urge to win and the big-picture reality that a mistake could cost him a shot at another NASCAR Nextel Cup championship. The urge to win won - and so did Johnson.
1979 embassy takeover celebrated
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Thousands of Iranians nationwide demonstrated Sunday to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by militant students, state television reported.
Commentary: UA’s Olson granted leave of absence
Assistant O’Neill might lead Wildcats against Kansas University on Nov. 25
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B2
Arizona coach Lute Olson is taking a leave of absence for unspecified personal reasons. In a statement issued by his public-relations firm Sunday, the 73-year-old Hall of Famer said the matter was not health-related.
Peace, tranquility and ‘Serenity’ abundant at Ottawa tearoom
November 5, 2007 in print edition on C1
Serenity doesn’t come easily to me; I certainly didn’t expect to find it when I did the seemingly impossible and got lost on Main Street in Ottawa. Yogi Berra once said that if you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else. He was right.
Letter to Lincoln to go on display
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B12
As Abraham Lincoln was campaigning for the presidency in 1860, he received a letter from an 11-year-old girl urging him to grow a beard.
New blood thinner shows rewards, risks
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A6
A new blood thinner proved better than Plavix, one of the world’s top-selling drugs, at preventing heart problems after procedures to open clogged arteries, doctors reported Sunday. But the new drug also raised the risk of serious bleeding.
Religion, politics mixing more
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A11
Religion looms large in the 2008 presidential election. It hasn’t played such a prominent role in a U.S. election since 1960, when Democrat John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic elected president.
At least 29 dead in prison fire
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
A fire swept through an Argentine prison cellblock and killed at least 29 inmates, authorities said today.
PBS so glad we had this time together
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
“American Masters” celebrates one of the most popular figures in television history with “Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings).
Horoscopes
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B10
This year you have style and strength working together, making for a close-to-unbeatable combination. Others often want to share with you and get feedback. Refuse to be coerced into anything you don’t want to do. Knowing when to say enough is important. If you are single, you’ll meet people with ease starting winter 2008. If you are attached, your relationship builds because you work together.
2007 on track to be U.S.’ deadliest year in Iraq
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
With just under two months left in the year, 2007 is on course to be the deadliest year on record for American forces in Iraq, despite a recent sharp drop in U.S. deaths. At least 847 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year - the second-highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to Associated Press figures.
Specter to support AG nomination
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he is bothered by Michael Mukasey’s refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture but will support his nomination for attorney general anyway.
Kurds release 8 Turks ahead of talks
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kurdish rebels released eight Turkish soldiers Sunday on the eve of a meeting between the Turkish prime minister and President Bush aimed at averting a cross-border offensive against guerrilla bases in northern Iraq.
Excluding candidates also excludes ideas
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
They had a debate in Philadelphia last week and Mike Gravel wasn’t invited. Now if you were planning a Democratic presidential debate, you might be forgiven if you actually forgot to invite Mr. Gravel. He’s a former senator from Alaska and he’s running for president, but he’s raised almost no money and polls show he has almost no support.
On the record
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
At 5:42 p.m., Kansas Turnpike Authority reported a five-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 191. One minor injury was reported, and two lanes were blocked off for an hour. No further information was available.
Oregon relishes rise to No. 3
Ducks’ bowl outlook: good (Rose) and better (BCS title game)
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B7
Oregon can save itself a lot of idle bowl speculation by sweeping its final three games. Best case? The Ducks play in the Bowl Championship Series title game.
U.S. disappointed by Pakistan developments, aid to be reviewed
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the U.S. will review aid to Pakistan and denied that the Bush administration has “put all its chips” on Gen. Pervez Musharraf. A leading Democratic senator on foreign affairs said U.S. hands are “pretty well tied right now” because the administration “has a Musharraf policy, not a Pakistani policy.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
Concerned over the dramatic deterioration of the state bankroll, currently hovering at a $55.3 million deficit for the fiscal year, members of a legislative budget panel renewed demands that Gov. John Carlin immediately implement further state budget restraints.
Half-million homes damaged by floods
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
Residents began running perilously short of food and water in Mexico’s southern Gulf coast Sunday after a week of devastating floods that destroyed or damaged the homes of as many as half a million people.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 5, 1907: “J.T. Schwalm returned last week from Missouri with an outstanding Percheron stallion and mare and these will be added to the fine stock already on his farm south of the city.
Media fall victim to the journalism of fear
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A10
You might want to wash your hands after reading this. After all, many other folks touched this paper (or screen, as the case may be) before you, and you don’t know where their hands have been. For all you know, the last person to touch the paper was carrying Entamoeba histolyca, a parasite that causes amebiasis.
Improvements to health care save Afghan children
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A8
Six years after the Taliban’s ouster, medical care in Afghanistan has improved such that nearly 90,000 children who would have died before age 5 in 2001 will survive this year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.
LINK seeking Thanksgiving meal volunteers
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen needs volunteers for its Community Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 22 at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Conservative Italian politicians push for expulsions of foreigners
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A9
Opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi urged Italy to close its borders to Romanian workers and a conservative ally called Sunday for the expulsion of tens of thousands of immigrants amid public outrage over a wave of violent crimes blamed on foreigners.
In the market for greener pastures
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: About four years ago, I was involved in a software implementation and moved into IT. It took three years of 70-hour work weeks and morale has been low ever since. People have left for “greener pastures,” and the new hires are making $15,000-$20,000 a year more than those who have stayed.
Nearly 3,500 Chinese named ‘Olympics,’ others named for mascots
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A2
The upcoming Beijing Olympics is more than just a point of pride for China - it’s such an important part of the national consciousness that nearly 3,500 children have been named for the event, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Advice on settling in Latin America
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
So you want to retire south of the border? Here’s some advice from expatriates who’ve been there:
New Yorkers fight to preserve 19th century world trade center
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A12
Historians are trying to save a lower Manhattan building they say is “a rare surviving relic” of New York’s 19th-century world trade center but is due to be demolished to make way for a new hotel. The Greek Revival warehouse is in a neighborhood that was part of “the process that made New York into America’s great city,” says historian Paul E. Johnson.
Retiring in Panama
Economy, health care luring U.S. expatriates
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B11
New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home.
Pats stay unbeaten
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B1
No running up the score this week. Against the Colts, Tom Brady was content to close out another victory for the New England Patriots by kneeling down three times.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas has jumped four spots to No. 4 in the Bowl Championship Series standings, behind only Ohio State, Oregon and LSU. The Jayhawks came out with a BCS average of 0.8431, slipping them past No. 5 Oklahoma (0.8393).