Archive for Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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KU vs. Fort Hays State
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Polls
What do you think of the federal ruling that the SLT should go through the wetlands?

Poll results

Response Percent
Good. It’s time to build.
 
68%
Bad. I support a lawsuit to overturn the ruling.
 
28%
Undecided.
 
2%
Total 532
Which offensive weapon of Oklahoma State's will KU have to be most wary of this Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
WR Adarius Bowman
 
62%
QB Zac Robinson
 
20%
RB Dantrell Savage
 
10%
TE Brandon Pettigrew
 
5%
Other
 
0%
Total 1665
Which of the proposals for a city sales tax do you think is best?

Poll results

Response Percent
No more taxes!
 
70%
A 0.5-percent tax for 10 years
 
17%
A 0.25-percent tax for 10 years
 
4%
A 0.25-percent tax for five years
 
3%
A 0.5-percent tax for five years
 
2%
Total 379
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Kate Naramore, who works at Cottin's Hardware, 1832 Mass., makes change for a customer on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. An increase in sales tax is one way the city can raise more money to fund its growing needs. Making sales-tax cents
November 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A 10-year, 0.5 percent sales tax is the most feasible way for the city to tackle the issue of deteriorating streets, the city’s top executives are recommending to city commissioners. “For lack of a better term, you get a bigger bang for your buck,” said Cynthia Boecker, the assistant city manager who has been researching sales tax issues.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas center Sasha Kaun extends for a rebound as he and the Jayhawks warm up prior to the start of Tuesday night's game against Fort Hays State at Allen Fieldhouse. Arthur’s highlight-filled 20 points lead KU to 93-56 blowout
November 6, 2007
Darrell Arthur played the role of human highlight reel in the Jayhawks’ 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State in its exhibition finale. Arthur led all scorers with 20 points, finishing the night with a flurry of lob finishes after a slow offensive start. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers scored 14 points for KU, including a 3-of-4 showing from three-point range. In the two exhibition contests, Chalmers was a combined 7-of-9 from long range. The two other Jayhawks scoring in double figures were Sherron Collins, who scored 12, and Darnell Jackson, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds of his own. The Jayhawks’ first regular season game will be Friday against Louisiana-Monroe in Allen Fieldhouse. That one will tip at 7 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Medical Center and Hospital pictured in the background sits just yards from the state line. An issue that concerns some about the planned affiliation with St. Luke's Hospital in Missouri is the possibility of the loss of Kansas dollars into Missouri. Turnpike bridge replacement may affect drivers for 3 years
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Think of it as the “mother of all projects.” That’s how Mike Johnston describes what will be a $140 million, three-year effort to replace the turnpike bridges over the Kansas River in Lawrence - and rebuild the city’s two interchanges.

All stories

Extra Minutes: Kansas 93, Fort Hays State 56
November 6, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State Tuesday night in its 2007-08 exhibition finale.
6News video: Feds choose wetlands route
November 6, 2007
Federal regulators say a route in the Baker Wetlands is the only feasible option for completing the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, a project that has been in limbo for more than a decade.
6News video: Cancer strikes both husband and wife
November 6, 2007
The 6News series on breast cancer awareness continues with the story of Charmaine Campanini, who is not the only one in her house who has been diagnosed.
6News video: Man drowns while fishing
November 6, 2007
A 34-year-old Lawrence man was fishing at Lake Shawnee Monday morning when he fell into the water and drowned.
6News video: Eudora says yes to both ballot measures
November 6, 2007
Eudora voters passed two ballot measures today with a 34% voter turnout. The first measure is the school district’s largest bond in history, and the second is Charter Ordinance 10.
6News video: KU offers $1000 for shooting info
November 6, 2007
KU is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for shooting out windows at a campus dining hall.
6Sports video: 2007 seniors ‘special group’ for BLHS coach
November 6, 2007
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats ended their season tonight, closing the book on four years of passion and desire for Bobcat football.
6Sports video: Arthur shines against Tigers
November 6, 2007
In the absence of Brandon Rush, the Hawks made the most of their floor time tonight. Darrell Arthur had a game-high 20 points.
6News video: No serious injuries in bus crash
November 6, 2007
An accident involving a school bus tied up traffic for a short time this morning on W 6th St. A truck turning left from Crestline to head west on 6th St. was struck by a school bus headed east.
6News video: Ex-teacher’s trial delayed until March
November 6, 2007
A former Lawrence teacher convicted of having sex with a student will stand trial next year on charges that she violated a court order in the case.
6News video: KTA preps for $140 million bridge replacement
November 6, 2007
Kansas Turnpike officials prepare for the largest project in the history of the 50-year-old road. 6News reporter Crispin Lopez has the details about the major construction plans in north Lawrence.
6News video: Two Topeka men charged with multiple armed robberies
November 6, 2007
Two Topeka men charged in connection with multiple armed robberies in Lawrence appeared in Douglas County District Court this afternoon.
6News video: City OKs outside alcohol for Bourgeois Pig
November 6, 2007
The Lawrence City Commission tonight unanimously approved a license that would allow the Bourgeois Pig to continue serving alcoholic beverages on its sidewalk dining space.
6Sports video: Top 5-ranked Hawks take on OSU Saturday
November 6, 2007
This time last year, the closest the Jayhawks were to the BCS standings was watching on TV. Kansas faces Oklahoma State ranked in the top five.
Feds approve wetlands route for South Lawrence Trafficway
November 6, 2007
Regulators with the Federal Highway Administration began distributing a long-awaited report Tuesday that determines that a 32nd Street route for the trafficway is the only feasible and prudent alternative that would allow for completion of the bypass project.
Arthur’s highlight-filled 20 points lead KU to 93-56 blowout
November 6, 2007
Darrell Arthur played the role of human highlight reel in the Jayhawks’ 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State in its exhibition finale. Arthur led all scorers with 20 points, finishing the night with a flurry of lob finishes after a slow offensive start. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers scored 14 points for KU, including a 3-of-4 showing from three-point range. In the two exhibition contests, Chalmers was a combined 7-of-9 from long range. The two other Jayhawks scoring in double figures were Sherron Collins, who scored 12, and Darnell Jackson, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds of his own. The Jayhawks’ first regular season game will be Friday against Louisiana-Monroe in Allen Fieldhouse. That one will tip at 7 p.m.
LIVE BLOG: City Commission takes up sales tax, Oread Inn, library expansion
06:00 p.m., November 6, 2007 Updated 10:22 p.m.
Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn offers live coverage of the Lawrence City Commission meeting.
6News Now: Man dies at Lake Shawnee
November 6, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Lawrence man dies after falling into the water a Lake Shawnee on Monday morning, and the latest on plans to replace two bridges over the Kansas River.
Oread Inn taken off tonight’s City Commission agenda
November 6, 2007
The item has been deferred from the commission agenda to the Nov. 13 meeting.
Sixth Street accident snarls traffic
No major injuries reported
11:18 a.m., November 6, 2007 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Accidents Tuesday morning near and and Iowa streets — and west of the intersection — snarled traffic on Sixth Street.
Drowned fisherman identified, from Lawrence
November 6, 2007
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department said Eric Cruce, 34, was fishing at the lake Monday morning when he fell in the water and drowned.
District attorney attends course
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Charles Branson, Douglas County district attorney, last month attended The Executive Program Course of the National College of District Attorneys, a program designed for leaders in prosecutor’s offices.
The Unit’ presents two sides of single story
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
A member of the Delta Force goes down in a white-knuckle episode of “The Unit” (8 p.m., CBS). Sgt. Blane’s (Dennis Haysbert) team comes under fire while extracting an American journalist from an urban terror cell during an Israeli strike on Lebanon.
People in the news
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Twins arrive early¢ Presidential bid dropped¢ Aguilera’s secret is out
KSU loses defensive tackle
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas State defensive tackle Steven Cline will be out for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury, coach Ron Prince said Monday at the team’s weekly press conference.
FHSU routed once already
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
Fort Hays State basketball coach Mark Johnson and his Tiger players saw much-hyped Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley up close and personal last Saturday night. They came away from a 95-59 exhibition loss in Manhattan convinced the 6-foot-10 Washington, D.C. native is for real.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Add Kansas State University president Jon Wefald to the growing crowd on the Kansas University football bandwagon. Wefald phoned KU coach Mark Mangino on Monday morning to offer his congratulations about the Jayhawks’ 9-0 start.
Making sales-tax cents
City Commission to choose proposal to put to voters
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
A 10-year, 0.5 percent sales tax is the most feasible way for the city to tackle the issue of deteriorating streets, the city’s top executives are recommending to city commissioners. “For lack of a better term, you get a bigger bang for your buck,” said Cynthia Boecker, the assistant city manager who has been researching sales tax issues.
Adarius the great
Heisman hopes dashed early, outgoing Bowman still dominant
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Oklahoma State media were shocked. After the Cowboys beat Kansas State, 41-39, on Oct. 20, a few players filed out of the locker room to talk to reporters as they do every week. But this time, standout wide receiver Adarius Bowman emerged, plopped down and answered his share of questions.
Horoscopes
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
You will make a difference this year if you allow your friends to play a more active role in your life. They often feel that they know more than you about what will work. Let everyone play his or her hand. If you are single, you could meet someone with ease next year. If you are attached, start planning a special vacation together.
Grand jury approved to probe clinic’s practices
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
A coalition of abortion opponents is one step closer to getting a grand jury formed to investigate whether a Kansas Planned Parenthood clinic is complying with state abortion laws.
Authors discuss heroic tales behind thousands of Navy Cross recipients
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
More than 6,000 people have received the Navy Cross. On Monday night, James Wise told the tales of the distinguished recipients of one of the U.S. Navy’s highest honors. Wise, a retired Navy captain, and U.S. Army veteran Scott Baron are the authors of “The Navy Cross: Extraordinary Heroism in Iraq, Afghanistan and Other Conflicts.”
Fort Riley soldier from Washington killed
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
An Army adviser from Fort Riley was killed Friday in an attack in Afghanistan, the Army said Monday. Killed was Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls, 41, of Bremerton, Wash. He was killed after being attacked by small arms fire in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
Leopard talk Wednesday for Apple Users’ Group
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Lawrence Apple Users’ Group 2.0’s next meeting, “What’s New in Leopard,” will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Signs of Life Bookstore, 722 Mass.
Disposal guidelines for medications offered
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
It’s time to pooper-scoop your leftover medicine. Mixing cough syrup, Vicodin or Lipitor with cat litter is the new advice on getting rid of unused medications. Preferably used cat litter. It’s a compromise, better for the environment than flushing - and one that renders dangerous medicines too yucky to try if children, pets or drug abusers stumble through the trash.
Google sets sights on wireless world
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Google Inc. rules your computer. Now it wants to rule your mobile phone. In its long-awaited bid to break into the wireless business, Google announced Monday that it has created a broad industry alliance with major phone carriers and handset makers. It also plans to offer a development kit to allow anyone to build free software for mobile phones.
From the cloth
Lawrence families get behind reusable diapers for their environmental, economic benefits
November 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Sandy Beverly sometimes feels like Ma Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie.” When she’s putting out her son’s cloth diapers to dry in the backyard, it occurs to her that mothers have been performing roughly the same ritual for centuries. “I feel a connection to women in the past,” says Beverly, a Lawrence mother of two. “But I don’t have to wash them by hand. That’s nice.”
Researchers find lack of sleep may lead to fatter children
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Here’s another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third-grader spends sleeping reduces the child’s chances of being obese in sixth grade by 40 percent.
Leaders take steps toward green space
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
A first step for identifying green space preservation projects received approval Monday from the Douglas County Commission. The ECO2 Commission is preparing to start an inventory of land that could be reserved as green space. The group would ask landowners to send in proposals for putting land into the green space program, county commissioners were told.
Hansbrough leads All-America team
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Tyler Hansbrough’s junior year at North Carolina has begun much the same way his sophomore did, as the leading vote-getter on The Associated Press’ preseason All-America team.
Texas lineman done for year
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas senior center Dallas Griffin will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee.
Meetings set to sort out Medicare changes
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
To say Medicare Part D is complicated is an understatement. The federal government’s prescription drug insurance program offers 52 plans in Kansas. In 2008, many of the plans’ monthly premiums will increase - some by as much as 159 percent. And others will decrease.
Safe ways to discard your old medication
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
The government has issued new guidelines for disposing of leftover medications aimed at preventing both pollution and drug abuse. Pharmacies around the country have signed up for a pilot project with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to distribute information on how to properly dispose of unused medicine.
Prioritize desires when narrowing college list
November 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Parents: If you had it to do all over again, where would you choose to go to college? Imagine yourself in your child’s position and think about what you loved about college and what you wish you could have changed. Now think about your child’s needs, wants and expectations.
Have respect
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I’m afraid our city leaders, who should know better, have lost track of one of the most basic facts of life around here. It is that Lawrence is a wonderful town, and that living and working in Lawrence, Kansas, is a great gift and a great privilege.
Commodities
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Agricultural futures ended mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 6.5 cents to $7.80; December corn dipped 1.75 cents to $3.7575; December oats shed 2.25 cents to $2.86; January soybeans rose 4.25 cents to $10.15.
Openness is issue
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I am grateful to reporter Chad Lawhorn for publicly raising questions about the process used by the City Commission to give Deciphera Pharmaceuticals a tax rebate. The city manager and City Commission created a precedent for a new tax policy with little public explanation, no public debate and little accountability.
Regents to seek $119M in state funding
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
Higher education officials will seek about $60 million more for maintenance and repairs and $59 million more for operating expenses when the Legislature returns to work in January. Two Lawrence lawmakers who heard the request Monday said they would take a wait-and-see approach before deciding whether they supported the proposals.
Nebraska teacher appears in court
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Lexington, Neb., middle school teacher accused of running away to Mexico with a 13-year-old to have sex with him appeared in court Monday to face criminal charges.
More windows shot at Daisy Hill dining hall
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Public Safety Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a pair of window shootings at the Daisy Hill dining hall in Lewis Hall. The second shooting in less than a month occurred between Saturday night and Sunday morning as someone shot through a window on the east rear of the building, KU police said.
Bar shooting suspect still unidentified
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police still are trying to determine who fired a gunshot early Sunday morning that wounded a man outside AllStars, a North Lawrence strip club. But police did make an arrest after they arrived at the club, 913 N. Second St., where several people were fighting in the parking lot.
Presidential Medals of Freedom awarded
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was among those who on Monday received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
State’s drop in health worst in U.S. over 2006
National study shows more Kansans obese, don’t have insurance
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas had the greatest decline in health in the nation during the last year, according to a study released Monday. In the new study, Kansas ranked 23rd in the nation, down from No. 16 in 2006, and the state’s overall score dropped more than any other state.
PetroChina shoots past trillion-dollar mark
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
PetroChina Co. became the world’s first company valued at more than a trillion dollars Monday, catapulting over U.S. energy titan Exxon Mobil Corp. as eager Chinese got their first shot at investing in the oil giant when its stock began trading on the Shanghai exchange.
Many variables factor into food safety
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
Peanut butter is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. But chicken pot pies are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s responsibility. Frozen cheese pizzas - FDA. But if there’s pepperoni on them, USDA has jurisdiction, too.
Pump patrol
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several locations.
Workers disable nuclear reactor
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A team of U.S. experts has begun disabling North Korea’s nuclear weapons-making facilities, a U.S. official said, the first time Pyongyang has ever moved to scale back its development of atomic bombs.
On the record
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police an aggravated assault involving a handgun. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 3300 block of Iowa Street.
State’s collection estimates up
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B10
A state budget forecast estimates Kansas will collect $160 million more than previously expected this fiscal year. A group of state staff, legislative researchers and university economists released its report Monday. It estimates that Kansas tax collections will exceed $5.9 billion for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2008.
Learning to soar above the system
Book details secrets for getting the most from your airline miles, loyalty programs
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
I remember sitting in my grandmother’s living room and licking S&H Green Stamps and pasting them in prize booklets in hopes of getting something for free. Funny thing is I can’t recall a single thing we actually got for those stamps - and for all the gluey taste on my tongue.
Bush to receive advisories on product recalls
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A6
An advisory commission created in response to concerns about recalls of dangerous toothpaste, dog food and toys will recommend to President Bush that the Food and Drug Administration be empowered to order mandatory recalls of products deemed a risk to consumers, an administration official said Monday.
GOP candidate Ron Paul sets fundraising record
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours. Paul, the Texas congressman with a libertarian tilt, entered heady fundraising territory with a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day.
Uphold decision
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: A letter in response to Earl Watkins’ public letter to Gov. Sebelius: Mr. Watkins, After reading your public letter/advertisement in the Lawrence Journal-World on Saturday, I would like to give my thoughts on the matter as a concerned citizen of the state. I found your letter to be a string of lies that attempt to convince the people of Kansas that they need your coal plants.
Identigen earns USDA seal
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
Identigen North America’s DNA system for tracking meat identity and processing locations now has the USDA’s seal of approval. Identigen’s U.S. operation, based in Lawrence, and its TraceBack system now qualify as a Process Verified Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, joining three dozen other agricultural suppliers of products and services whose operations meet consistent levels of quality.
KU group collecting toys for holiday event
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University’s outreach program, Mentors in the Lives of Kids, will put on a toy drive Saturday. Community members can donate toys at the Dillons Stores at 4701 W. Sixth St. from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1015 W. 23rd St. from noon to 1:30 p.m., 3000 W. Sixth St. from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 1740 Mass. from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Turkish leader pleased with U.S. commitment
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Trying to head off a Turkish attack in northern Iraq, President Bush on Monday told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the United States will share military intelligence in the hunt for Kurdish terrorists.
Discovery commander changes flight plan
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts surveyed the wings of their ship Monday to ensure a safe descent over the American heartland after leaving the international space station. On the ride home Wednesday, the space shuttle will make the first coast-to-coast re-entry since Columbia shattered in the sky over Texas in 2003 and sent tens of thousands of pounds of wreckage raining down on at least two states.
Suspect in string of killings to stand trial
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
A man suspected of killing several women in Lansing over several terrifying weeks was ordered Monday to stand trial on murder charges in two of the deaths and assault charges in a third attack. Matthew Emmanuel Macon will stand trial in the August deaths of Karen Delgado-Yates, 41, and Sandra Eichorn, 64, Ingham County District Judge Patrick Cherry ruled.
Lawrence Datebook
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Callahan avoids questions
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Coach Bill Callahan sidestepped questions about his future at Nebraska, saying he’s concerning himself with preparations for Saturday’s game against Kansas State.
Setting bedtime routine could help tired teen
November 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: I love your articles and want your view on a subject that bothers me. I feel tired after a full night of sleep and sometimes feel as though I just went to bed and then woke up in the morning. What could this be?
Foot sprain could keep LJ sidelined
Chiefs’ top rushing weapon may miss Sunday’s showdown with Broncos
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
Larry Johnson spent Monday undergoing treatment and tests on his injured right foot amid fears Kansas City’s Pro Bowl running back could be sidelined for an extended period. The Chiefs said Johnson sustained a mid-foot sprain when he was tackled from behind after a short gain in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 33-22 loss to Green Bay.
H&R Block CFO exits after 3 years
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
H&R Block’s chief financial officer has stepped down, the company announced Monday. William L. Trubeck’s resignation is effective immediately, but he will be a consultant through December. Becky S. Shulman, senior vice president and treasurer, was named acting chief financial officer. Trubeck also was an executive vice president.
Woodling: Huskers had it coming
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Seventy-six. Let’s see : there were 76 trombones leading the big parade in “The Music Man.” And 76ers is the nickname of Philadelphia’s NBA team. Too, there’s Union 76 gasoline. Oh, and did you know 76 is the atomic number of osmium? You’ve never heard of osmium? Neither had I. But I looked the word up in the dictionary and discovered the metal’s color is - would you believe? - blue.
Sports, ice cream fan seeks Big Brother
November 6, 2007 in print edition on C1
Willie, a 5-year-old from Lawrence, is seeking a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program. Willie enjoys swimming, eating ice cream and playing sports like football and basketball.
Change for worse
Teachers should lead the charge to rid their profession of people who become sexually involved with students.
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
One of the wonderful aspects of a career in teaching is the opportunity it provides to change the life of a child. Unfortunately, the influence teachers have over students also can give them an opportunity to change a child’s life for the worse.
Man shouting threats arrested at Capitol
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
A man shouting threats was subdued and arrested at the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, less than four months after a trooper shot and killed an armed man inside the building, witnesses and authorities said.
Mideast trip ends with hazy prospects
Rice leaves region with no timetable, commitments for peace talks
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrapped up her latest Middle East mission, Palestinian officials conceded Monday that a timetable to finish negotiations leading to establishment of a Palestinian state will not be finalized before an upcoming U.S.-sponsored peace conference.
Report estimates illegal entries into U.S. over one year at 21,000
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
Some 21,000 people who should not have been allowed to enter the U.S. came through official border crossing points between Oct. 1, 2005 and Sept. 30, 2006, according to a government report released Monday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 6, 1907: “Lathrop Bullene and Susan Read Bullene celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday at their beautiful home south of town. They were married in Kenosha, Wis., and came here in 1857.”
Busy stretch begins
Jayhawks to play three games in next 6 days
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s time to see if all that practice time has paid off for Kansas University’s basketball players. The Jayhawks, who have been working out on an almost daily basis since Oct. 12 - with just one exhibition game to break the routine - will play three games in six days.
Tigers come up rosy in opener
Freshman guard impresses in college debut
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Derrick Rose didn’t take long to adjust to the college game. The highly touted freshman had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his collegiate debut and No. 3 Memphis beat Tennessee-Martin 102-71 on Monday night in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
Writers strike gets under way with no quick ending in sight
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B8
Americans may be getting more sleep after Hollywood writers went on strike Monday and forced the nation’s late-night talk shows to start airing reruns. NBC said the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” would immediately air repeats. Still, Leno made an appearance at the Burbank studio, arriving on a motorcycle to visit strikers walking a picket line.
Kansas-Fort Hays State Notes
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B4
KU has won all four meetings against FHSU, including one exhibition game. KU won the last meeting, 96-62, on Nov. 9, 2005, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Coal plant supporters’ ad attacks governor
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
Supporters of the rejected coal-fired power plants in western Kansas now are accusing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of helping Iran, Venezuela and Russia. “Why are these men smiling?” the full-page ad asks below photos of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speculators blamed for rising oil prices
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
The housing bubble has burst. So what about the oil bubble? Crude oil futures prices continue a steep upward trend on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Billionaire Texas energy investor Boone Pickens predicts that prices will top $100 in coming months.
Landslide bulldozes flooded Mexican village
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A8
A massive wave of mud and water swept through a Mexican village Monday and up to 16 people were feared buried, officials said, as rescuers elsewhere worked furiously to deliver aid to victims of massive flooding in southern Mexico.
A walk in the park: Hillcrest raising funds for unique city playground
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hillcrest School students, teachers and parents will be getting exercise Wednesday while trying to help keep a traditional Lawrence playground looking good. The students will participate in the first Hillcrest Hawk Walk at Centennial Park aiming to raise funds to help paint equipment at Hillcrest’s Ryan Gray Playground for All Children, the only wheelchair-accessible playground in the city.
Pittsburgh 38, Baltimore 7: Steelers slam Ravens
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B3
Hall of Famers galore lined the Steelers’ sideline, with Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Mel Blount and Franco Harris out front. No wonder the Baltimore Ravens probably thought they were playing all of them and the current day Steelers, too.
Brownback wants immigration out of farm bill
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
Efforts to add immigration provisions to the nation’s farm bill would doom the legislation, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday. For that reason, the Kansas Republican said he would oppose any such additions - even though he supported separate provisions for agricultural workers. “The immigration issue is so contentious - let’s not put it in the farm bill,” Brownback said.
Fran’s fate undetermined
Reports state buyout in the works at A&M
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M said Monday it would wait until the end of the football season before deciding coach Dennis Franchione’s fate. CBS Sportsline and the Houston Chronicle reported Monday that Franchione and the school were working on a buyout deal that would end his tenure at the end of this season.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lawrence construction activity had picked up dramatically the past month with the big boost coming from apartment projects valued at more than $2 million.
Man charged with trying to have sex with girls
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Carbondale man was charged in Douglas County District Court on Monday with attempting to have sex with two Baldwin City girls under the age of 14. The 38-year-old man was being held in the county jail on $80,000 bail on charges of attempted rape and attempted aggravated sodomy.
Pakistani police beat protesters; restoration of democracy urged
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pakistani police and soldiers quashed planned protests against President Pervez Musharraf on Monday, rounding up lawyers, blocking access to the Supreme Court and beating protesters in several cities, as the country’s political crisis deepened and the international community urged Musharraf to lift emergency rule.
Voters to decide on school projects
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A5
Today is election day in Eudora, where voters are heading to the polls to decide the fate of a $45 million school bond issue, as well as a city ordinance that would allow the mayor to appoint department heads for two years instead of one.
Lions, Firebirds turn attention to 2008
November 6, 2007 in print edition on B1
Can Lawrence High turn it around? Will Free State High be able to reload again? Preseason football drills are nine months away and, on paper, both the Lions and Firebirds will have solid cores returning for the 2008 season.