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6:00 a.m.
Kansas Turnpike Authority President Michael Johnston will chat online about the Kansas Turnpike project that will see new bridges built over the Kansas River and upgrades made to the Lawrence toll booths. 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.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas fans go wild as the Jayhawks take the field against Nebraska on Saturday, November 3, 2007. Jayhawk fans hitting the road
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 3B
Vance VanPelt left Kansas University behind after graduating several years ago, but the Jayhawks’ success has the Hutchinson High teacher and coach ready to hop in his car and head for Stillwater, Okla. - and who knows where else.
12:00 p.m.
A route through the Baker Wetlands is the best option to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, key federal regulators said Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Feds OK wetlands SLT route
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A route through the Baker Wetlands is the best option to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, key federal regulators said Tuesday.
4:00 p.m.
Incorporating vegetarian-friendly dishes into the Thanksgiving meal can be as simple as making a few substitutions in time-tested recipes. Holiday feast can please vegetarians, meat-eaters alike
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Nancy O’Connor hears the worry in customers’ voices. “Somebody’s child is coming home, or someone’s visiting who’s a vegetarian, and there’s a sense of panic if they won’t eat turkey,” says O’Connor, education and outreach director at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa.
10:00 p.m.
A route through the Baker Wetlands is the best option to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, key federal regulators said Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Local fight promised against SLT in wetlands
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Let the trench-digging begin. One day after federal regulators took a major step in approving a project to build the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, preparations already were under way Wednesday to convert the wetlands into a battleground.

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6News video: Accident sends Lawrence man to K.C. hospital
November 7, 2007
A two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon south of Eudora sends a Lawrence man to a Kansas City hospital.
6Sports video: OSU game a return to Oklahoma for many Jayhawks
November 7, 2007
Even though the KU football team finds itself on the road this weekend in Stillwater, many of the current Jayhawk players will feel right at home in Oklahoma.
6Sports video: Morningstar reaches for the ‘red shirt’
November 7, 2007
With 12 of the 17 players on the KU mens basketball roster playing the guard position, Brady Morningstar has decided to take a ‘red shirt’ this season.
6Sports video: Sophomore Sade Morris helping to lead KU women’s basketball team
November 7, 2007
Kansas University sophomore Sade Morris is hoping to lead by example this season for the women’s basketball team.
6Sports video: KU hoops squad hoping to avoid early upsets
November 7, 2007
After losing only one key player from last year’s squad, the KU basketball team doesn’t feel as much pressure as it did a year ago entering into a new season.
6News video: Battle for Baker Wetlands begins
November 7, 2007
The Battle for the Baker Wetlands is about to begin. A federal decision paves the way to finally fund the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway - but it may also open the door to litigation.
6News video: Another Lawrence neighborhood joins the national Register of Historic Places
November 7, 2007
The Oread neighborhood is now considered a national historic district. City officials say the architectural styles in the neighborhood helped win the designation.
6News video: Oread neighborhood leaders look to clean up rental areas
November 7, 2007
To help keep up the historic character of the Oread area - neighborhood leaders ask the city for new solutions to help maintain rental homes.
6News video: Soon-to-be KU education grads hope to help teacher shortage
November 7, 2007
It was a day of trying to get your foot in the door - the classroom door that is - on Mount Oread. With state leaders warning about a teacher shortage in certain fields - 6News reporter George Diepenbrock talks about how soon-to-be KU education graduates and school districts tried to find the perfect match.
6Sports video: KU hopes to improve to 10-0 in Stillwater
November 7, 2007
This Saturday when the KU football team heads to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State, they hope to accomplish a feat that hasn’t been done since 1899 - start the football season 10-0.
6News video: Lawrence celebrates ‘National Parents as Teachers Day’
November 7, 2007
Thursday is ‘National Parents as Teachers Day’ and Lawrence activities will include three special playgroups at East Heights Early Childhood Center through next weekend.
6News video: Library expansion shot down
November 7, 2007
A chapter comes to an end for plans to expand the Lawrence Public Library.
6News video: Friend 2 Friend: Many breast cancer cases caused by DNA
November 7, 2007
200,000 American women get breast cancer each year. And for 5-10 percent of those women, DNA is the cause. Finding the gene mutation takes a simple blood test - but few are finding out if they’re at risk.
6News video: Hillcrest Elementary hosts first ever ‘Hawk Walk’
November 7, 2007
Hillcrest Elementary is the home to a unique playground and the students get moving to help preserve it.
6Sports video: KU volleyball team falls to Texas
November 7, 2007
The No. 3 ranked Texas Longhorns defeated the KU volleyball team, winning 3 straight matches.
Local fight promised against SLT in wetlands
Environmentalists say federal decision hasn’t lessened their resolve
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Let the trench-digging begin. One day after federal regulators took a major step in approving a project to build the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, preparations already were under way Wednesday to convert the wetlands into a battleground.
Collins discusses professional future
November 7, 2007
Kansas University offensive tackle Anthony Collins, considered a potential NFL prospect, spoke for the first time about his possible future in the NFL. Collins, a junior who’s nickname is “Mama’s Gotta Eat” because of his desire to make money playing professionally, was asked Wednesday if “Mama’s eating yet.”
KU receiver charged with June theft at Wal-Mart
November 7, 2007
Dezmon Briscoe, a Kansas University freshman football player and one of the Jayhawks’ leading receivers, will appear in court at the end of the month on charges of theft by deception, less than $1,000.
6News Now: What is the future of the SLT after fed decision?
November 7, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a look at the future has in store for the proposals now that federal officials have picked 32nd Street as the only feasible option for completing the controversial SLT, and more on how schools are trying to fill a teacher shortage.
Sebelius promotes reducing computer energy use
November 7, 2007
In the midst of a full-throttle energy debate in Kansas, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday helped launch a nationwide initiative to get state governments to reduce energy consumed by computers.
Musharraf’s tactics may spell trouble
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of a state of emergency in Pakistan, backed by military muscle, could ignite a wildfire of discontent and instability that sends him scurrying from power, some critics contend. Others cheer the weekend’s strong-arm move as overdue and decisive, in fact, the proper prescription for an epidemic of Islamic extremism.
Commentary: Stern should make sure Sonics stay in Seattle
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B4
Brian Robinson is a Seattle real estate developer with a wife, two young children and a deep, abiding passion for his city and his Sonics. So in July 2006, only hours after learning the local NBA franchise had been purchased by an Oklahoma City businessman, he reviewed the KeyArena lease agreement that remains the root cause of this entire mess, acknowledged the very real threat of relocation and initiated his campaign.
Season to remember
LHS, Free State gymnasts save best for last
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
A few days before last Saturday’s state gymnastics meet in Hutchinson, several members of the Lawrence and Free State High squads began fine-tuning a few new skills. The point was to tighten and strengthen their routines so much that their degrees of difficulty would grow higher and - assuming they pulled them off - their scores would be better in the end.
2007 becomes deadliest year for U.S. military in Iraq
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military announced Tuesday that five soldiers and a sailor had been killed a day earlier, making 2007 the deadliest year for American troops since the start of the war in Iraq.
Veterans encouraged to file discharge papers
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kay Pesnell, Register of Deeds, encourages all former military personnel who live in Douglas County to file their discharge papers with her office. The service is free.
Mukasey a good AG choice
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A13
The debate over the confirmation of Judge Michael Mukasey as the next attorney general of the United States is now over and his appointment seems assured. His confirmation hearings were, however, in my opinion, quite odd.
Report: Abstinence-only programs don’t affect teen sexual behavior
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.
Money allocated for utility projects
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners unanimously agreed to spend large sums of money on several utility projects. Commissioners agreed to a pair of contracts for design work related to the city’s proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant along the Wakarusa River south of Lawrence.
Eudora OKs school bond
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
A $45 million school bond for the Eudora school district passed in referendum Tuesday by a measure of 874 to 722. Superintendent Marty Kobza said that it was a victory for both students and teachers.
Best potato dependent on dish being prepared
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: What’s the best way to bake a potato? A: A baked potato is not wrapped in foil - that’s called a steamed potato because the aluminum foil traps the steam inside, causing the skin of the potato to be soft.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ to give lesson in Italian cooking
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Lesson in Italian Cooking.” Host Jayni Carey and her guest, Chef Andrea Sposini, will prepare the following recipes: Pickled Vegetables, Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Double Butter Sauce and Pears Poached in Red Wine with Butternut Squash Foam.
Lawrence Datebook
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Resistance against crackdown continues
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
Pakistan’s deposed chief justice called on lawyers Tuesday to revolt against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s imposition of emergency rule and a crackdown on the opposition that has left thousands under arrest.
KU grad who wrote Mr. Clean jingle dies
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute - or so the well-known advertising slogan goes. The man who created that jingle, which debuted in 1958 and has been on the air periodically ever since, died Friday of complications of pneumonia.
Jayhawk fans hitting the road
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Vance VanPelt left Kansas University behind after graduating several years ago, but the Jayhawks’ success has the Hutchinson High teacher and coach ready to hop in his car and head for Stillwater, Okla. - and who knows where else.
Mangino: ‘D’ is A-OK
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Finally, if only for a week, we saw a flaw on Kansas University’s football team. A new angle. A fresh concern in a season that hasn’t had very many. Each day since KU’s 76-39 victory over Nebraska last week, Jayhawk coach Mark Mangino has been pressed about his defense, which surrendered 405 passing yards and 39 points to a Nebraska team going nowhere fast.
Tigers ‘better’ than 3 days ago
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Fort Hays State’s men’s basketball team lost to Kansas University by one more point than it did Kansas State. But Tigers coach Mark Johnson couldn’t help but think his team played better against KU than it did against K-State three days earlier.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B7
Reesing lauded: Kansas University football quarterback Todd Reesing sat in the first row of the west bleachers near KU’s bench. He received a thunderous ovation, with fans in the end-zone student section standing for him, as he left the building with 4:05 to play.
Southwind collective celebrating 20 years
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
Southwind Health Collective will conduct an open house Saturday to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary. The open house is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1045 Ky.
Coroner investigating body found in lake
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The body of a Lawrence man was found Monday morning in Lake Shawnee west of Topeka, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
KU turns up intensity
Jayhawks sloppier in second exhibition
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s basketball team beat Pittsburg State by 35 points and Fort Hays State by 37. So which was the better outing for the Jayhawks? Tuesday’s drubbing of the Tigers, the participants say.
Baseball may utilize replay
GMs recommend use on boundary calls
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Baseball could soon have a new position: replay judge. General managers recommended for the first time Tuesday that instant replay be used to help umpires make difficult decisions.
Big 12 honors several KU soccer players
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Big 12 Conference named two Kansas University soccer players to its all-conference teams Tuesday and tapped seven Jayhawks academic All-Big 12.
Johnson unlikely to play
Holmes, Smith to split carries against Denver
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B9
One of the NFL’s most feeble offenses is almost certain to be without its star running back for at least a week, and possibly longer. Larry Johnson, a two-time Pro Bowl player, has a sprained right foot and is highly questionable for Sunday’s game against Denver, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday.
Commentary: Navy victory highlights wacky year
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
A major announcement from Capt. Margaret D. Klein, commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy, came down swiftly Saturday to every midshipman (male or female) and every red-blooded future officer (gentleman or not) right after Navy’s football game at Notre Dame: No classes on Monday!
Firebirds’ successful season shines through with league honors
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
When the Sunflower League coaches got together at the end of the regular season to name the conference’s best soccer players, a slew of Lawrence high school players and one coach were honored by the league for their performances this year.
Franchione: Reports untrue
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B2
Dennis Franchione dodged questions about his future as Texas A&M coach Tuesday and said reports he was negotiating a contract buyout were untrue.
Haskell briefs
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
Haskell Indian Nations University nearly erased a nine-point, second-half deficit Tuesday night, but fell to Avila, 71-70, in women’s basketball.
Keegan: Danny working miracles
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Don’t study Danny Manning’s personality, which can be on the introverted side, to determine whether he will impact recruiting in a positive way for his alma mater. Study the way the big men improve under his tutelage.
Space shuttle’s boom may be audible today
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
You may have a chance to hear the re-entry of the space shuttle Discovery today. Jim Greathouse, a Kansas native and NASA aerospace engineer, said if the shuttle enters on the first pass, it would cross to the southwest of Lawrence and pass overhead about 11:45 a.m.
Turkish troops mass along border with Iraq
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
Tens of thousands of Turkish troops were poised Tuesday on the border with Iraq awaiting the order to attack Kurdish fighters, and President Abdullah Gul said the country will do “what it believes to be right” to tame the rebels.
Teen angels
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I want to thank the three teenagers who stopped to help me when I fell on Lawrence Avenue Saturday afternoon. They were across the street from me, saw me fall and immediately came running to help. One of them called for an ambulance on his cell phone. They told me to stay down until the medics got there.
Animal impact
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Politics will surely play a huge part in the federal government’s final choice for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), and Kansans may be fortunate if another state wins the bid game. (“NBAF contest may turn political,” Journal-World, Nov. 3.)
Effort not new
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: The selective memory of the Lawrence Journal-World never ceases to amaze me. Your recent coverage of the Commons seemed to suggest that this use of Spooner Hall for cross-disciplinary explorations and community outreach was innovative.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 7, 1907: “George Ady, a Lawrence man 27 years old and weighing 227 pounds, will wrestle three rounds tonight with a big cinnamon bear in the tent back of People’s State Bank. The bear is a monster, weighing 800 pounds, and Ady is the only person here willing to pit his strength against it. Admission is 10 to 15 cents.”
Not neutral
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: The statement “This new technology and integration would have rendered the expansion nearly carbon-neutral,” appeared in the recent column by Senate President Stephen R. Morris and House Speaker Melvin Neufeld.
Senate inquiry targets televangelists
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A14
The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday he’s investigating the finances of six well-known TV ministries. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said those under scrutiny include Kenneth Copeland, faith healer Benny Hinn, Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar and one of the nation’s best-known female preachers, Joyce Meyer.
Behind the scenes
It’s interesting that the first victims of the Hollywood writers strike are late-night talk shows.
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Hollywood writers strike and its repercussions bring about curious outcomes. When the writers go on strike, the first to feel the repercussions are : the talk shows.
Bush announces proposals on import safety
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
The federal government would toughen its policing of products from abroad under steps proposed by President Bush on Tuesday after a rash of recalls of dangerous toothpaste, dog food and toys.
5 ways to get your kids moving
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Yep. Kids today are more overweight than ever. They eat junk, don’t exercise as much as they should, blah, blah, blah. Today, though, we’re not going to be the harbinger of bad news. No, we’re offering suggestions to get kids moving.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Lawrence United Fund total hit $85,000 after major input from the business divisions. Things began looking better for the drive toward $103,048 after a sluggish start.
Girl undergoes surgery to remove extra limbs
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
Revered by some in her village as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, a 2-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs was undergoing surgery Tuesday to leave her with a normal body.
Feds OK wetlands SLT route
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
A route through the Baker Wetlands is the best option to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, key federal regulators said Tuesday.
Commodities
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
Futures surged Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 13 cents to $7.98; December corn added 11 cents to $3.8625; December oats gained 6 cents to $2.9675; January soybeans surged 24.5 cents to $10.455.
School board under investigation
Leavenworth County attorney looking into alleged violations of open meetings law
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl will be conducting an inquisition into allegations that the Tonganoxie school board conducted improper executive sessions earlier this year.Kohl is acting on a complaint filed by The Mirror newspaper regarding board meetings Aug. 28 and Sept. 10.
Historical society to celebrate anniversary
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Historical Society will celebrate its 74th year Thursday night with a dinner and meeting.
Pope has first meeting with a Saudi king
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI lauded the contributions of Christians in Saudi Arabia - a kingdom that embraces a strict version of Islam, restricts worship by other faiths and bans Bibles and crucifixes - in the first meeting ever Tuesday between a pope and reigning Saudi king.
KU center reprises ‘The Right Start’
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
Kansas University Small Business Development Center will offer a lunchtime edition of “The Right Start,” part of an ongoing seminar series for startups, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Bomb kills at least 28 outside factory
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
A bomb attack struck a group of lawmakers Tuesday as they were being greeted by children on a visit to a sugar factory in Afghanistan’s normally peaceful north. At least 28 people were killed, including five parliament members as well as children.
Turnpike bridge replacement may affect drivers for 3 years
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Sidewalk dining area allowed to remain at Bourgeois Pig
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
A discussion of whether to allow downtown bars to have “sidewalk drinking” areas will be on tap for city commissioners. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting unanimously agreed to allow the Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth Street, to continue to have a sidewalk dining area even though the business doesn’t meet the requirement that 70 percent of its sales come from food.
Political stalemate reaches 149 days
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Belgium reached a record of 149 days without an acting government Tuesday, and slumped closer to a collapse of coalition talks between the country’s French- and Dutch-speaking politicians.
On the record
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police discovered $1,230 in drug paraphernalia and a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine in a traffic stop shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, according to a police report. Police pulled over a 1985 Lincoln Town car with an illegal tag in the 2400 block of West Sixth Street.
Porn arrest shocks Children’s Museum
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
The chief operating officer of the National Children’s Museum in Washington was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, accused of using his work computer to send explicit images to others - including an undercover New York City detective.
Coal-fired plants still possible; lawmakers grill health secretary
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A1
Key lawmakers clashed Tuesday with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration over its recent decision to reject two coal-burning power plants in western Kansas. The lawmakers indicated they would try to adopt legislation to put the plants back on track.
KU offers reward for tips in shootings
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A6
Kansas University officials are taking the shootings at Lewis Hall so seriously that they’re offering $1,000 to anyone who provides information leading to arrests in the two incidents that have occurred in the past month.
Google sets up maps at service stations
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. As part of a partnership to be announced today, the online search leader will dispense driving directions at thousands of gasoline pumps across the United States beginning early next month.
Insurance leader to speak Nov. 14
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, Lawrence, will discuss insurance issues of concern during a presentation from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, Suite R.
KU scores high in student engagement
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A6
Move over U.S. News and World Report, Kansas University and national education leaders have a new set of rankings they’d much rather parents and students consider. About 250 universities and colleges Monday released data from the National Study of Student Engagement, which, instead of examining university qualities such as selectivity and endowment size, emphasizes student experiences and the connection they form with a university.
Cheney impeachment effort fails
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A2
Democrats in the House on Tuesday beat back a Republican attempt to force them to vote on a resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for “fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction” to justify the war in Iraq.
Education program helps parents share expertise with other parents
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
They work throughout the year to help teach not only young Lawrence children but also the children’s parents. The Parents as Teachers Program, offered through Lawrence public schools and the Kansas State Department of Education, will celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day on Thursday and with events next week.
Library expansion on hold indefinitely
No action taken on proposals to raise sales tax for street repair
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
Close the book on a larger Lawrence Public Library. Four out of the five city commissioners said Tuesday evening that now was not the time to consider an expansion of the library or to undertake building a new downtown library facility.
Population gains on pre-Katrina level
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
Nearly two-thirds of the city’s pre-Hurricane Katrina population has returned, a new report estimates. But Greg Rigamer, the demographer who compiled the report, said Tuesday that he expects the growth seen since July 2006 to plateau in the next year as the sense of urgency to return falls.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B3
OK, so it had to be asked. Though Kansas has thrived in part because of its ability to stay focused on the task at hand, fans everywhere can’t help but think of KU’s potential this season, especially being ranked No. 4 in the BCS standings.
Mukasey nomination heads to full Senate
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A7
Michael Mukasey’s nomination as the nation’s next attorney general was sent to the full Senate on Tuesday as a vehicle for the broader, and more bitter, debate over the legality of the Bush administration’s interrogation techniques for terrorism suspects.
$200,000 Powerball prize goes uncollected by winner
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B14
Somewhere, there exists a $200,000 Powerball-winning ticket that as of now is completely worthless. The winning ticket was purchased in May at a service station in the St. Louis suburb of University City. The holder had 180 days to turn it in. The deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, and no one came forward.
Horoscopes
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B13
This year you have a lot going for you, but how you choose to use your innate talents is your call. You will have many opportunities that will open doors. If you are single, you will meet many people, though the right person might come to you mid-2008. If you are attached, work toward a common goal together.
ECO2 given go-ahead for open space plan
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners unanimously approved a plan to begin soliciting ideas for property that should be preserved as open space. The ECO2 commission plans to distribute applications to property owners who may be interested in creating a public-private partnership to protect valuable pieces of open space.
Birth control linked to plaque in arteries
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A11
A study presented Tuesday has found an association between long-term use of birth control pills and build-up of plaque in arteries in the neck and legs, which could be a sign of heart disease.
Holiday feast can please vegetarians, meat-eaters alike
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Nancy O’Connor hears the worry in customers’ voices. “Somebody’s child is coming home, or someone’s visiting who’s a vegetarian, and there’s a sense of panic if they won’t eat turkey,” says O’Connor, education and outreach director at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa.
Astronomers discover 5-planet system orbiting within constellation Cancer
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A14
A new planet was discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system, astronomers said Tuesday. The newfound planet joins four others circling the nearby star 55 Cancri in the constellation Cancer.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
Lawrence City Prosecutor Mike Glover said he was more interested in trying to get drunken drivers to clean up their acts than in shooting for high conviction statistics under Kansas’ new laws against driving while intoxicated.
While obesity raises death risk, a few added pounds don’t hurt
Study: Extra fat may actually have some advantage
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A14
Being 25 pounds overweight doesn’t appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma’s claim that a few extra pounds won’t kill you.
Deciphera effort
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I think the Nov. 3 Saturday Column hit the nail on the head. I think it did a very good job of portraying all sides of the debate. However, I have a few questions about Deciphera: Has the company licensed technology from Kansas University, or is Dan Flynn’s involvement with Deciphera unrelated to his research at KU?
Immigration debate heats up
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A13
Like the war on terrorism, progress in the immigration war is mixed. A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily prevented the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration from using mismatched Social Security data to penalize employers who hire illegal aliens.
A signature game
Arthur wears inscribed shoes in rout
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B1
Those weren’t smudge marks on Darrell Arthur’s shoes Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The black markings on his Adidas sneakers were autographs of his Kansas University basketball teammates next to numbers of the players. Sixteen players.
Tennessee’s Parker unanimous pick
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
Candace Parker helped Tennessee win a national title and the United States qualify for the Olympics. Now there’s one more honor to add to this run the last few months: a unanimous choice for the preseason All-America team by the Associated Press.
What a blur
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B5
Well, that was fast. It seems like just a few days ago I went up to Free State High to meet starting quarterback Craig Rosenstengle for the first time. A day later, I went over to Lawrence High to chat with LHS captain Quintin Rucker.
People in the news
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B13
¢ Paris, Nicky Hilton judge beauty contest¢ Russell Crowe makes plans to be baptized¢ Bambino on the way¢ Spears must pay most of Federline’s legal fees¢ Rebecca De Mornay arrested for DUI¢ Once more in lights
Eagles take it easy on CMAs
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B13
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban stand nominated for entertainer of the year at the 41st Annual Country Music Awards (7 p.m., ABC). Paisley and Strait lead the pack with five nominations apiece, in categories including best male vocalist and both single and album of the year.
With writers on strike, TV could strike out with viewers
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
The writers strike only began Monday, and already you’re falling behind. Sure, the impact of the strike so far has been limited to late night, instantly banishing comedy-and-talk shows into rerun purgatory. But how are you supposed to know what’s happening in the world without Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” mocking current events?
Twist on pecan pie adds flair to tradition
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
Shockingly, just 15 days separate this column from Thanksgiving. For those who will be wearing the apron on Nov. 22, this means that a finely choreographed production is about to commence. Anyone who has been through this holiday ritual knows that organization and advanced preparation are key.
Fixing financial flubs
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
It’s time to fess up. Did you lease a two-seat convertible, conveniently forgetting that you have three kids? Or perhaps you paid a financial adviser big bucks to get into a deferred annuity with a stingy return.
Farmers balance rising crop, input prices
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B12
‘Tis the season when area farmers start deciding how many acres of corn or soybeans to plant for next year. And it’s a big roll of the dice.
Pump patrol
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several locations.
Civic engagement focus of Liberty Hall event
November 7, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center will play host to a Civic Engagement Circuit at today’s installment of Wednesdays @ Liberty Hall. Student activities will include issue darts, voting on the best pizza in town, “On the Street” with the Lawrence Journal-World, speak-out video, be heard art projects, raffles, prizes, music and more.
Gillispie era opens with win
UK holds Central Arkansas to 20 percent shooting
November 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
In his 10 seasons as Kentucky’s coach, Tubby Smith never had a team hold an opponent to 20 percent shooting. Billy Gillispie’s players accomplished the feat Tuesday night in his first game. So how did the new coach describe the defensive effort - the lowest shooting percentage allowed by the Wildcats since 1995 against Morehead State?
Production stopping on at least 7 shows
November 7, 2007 in print edition on A9
Production of the hit show “Desperate Housewives” and at least six sitcoms filmed before live audiences will be halted as a result of the writers strike - developments that raised the stakes Tuesday in the walkout targeting movie studios and TV networks.