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Should KU beef up Friday classes to cut down on Thursday drinking?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
56%
Yes
 
40%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 448
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Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas University seniors, from left, Reilly Pharo, of Golden, Colo., Katie Skogsbergh, of Chicago, Brittani Johnson, of Denver, and Jessica Gerrick, of Fort Worth, Texas, celebrate Skogsbergh's birthday with other friends on a Thursday at the Sandbar on East Eighth Street. Thursdays are a popular day for students to visit bars, especially for those who don't have Friday classes. Worries persist that lack of classes on Day 5 boosts drinking on Day 4
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
At several bars in town, the best drink specials aren’t confined to Friday and Saturday. They start Thursday. Walk through the Kansas University campus on a Friday and you’ll quickly realize why. “Thursdays are the new Fridays,” said Keegan Miller, a KU senior. “I have class at 11 tomorrow, and that’s pushing it,” he said last Thursday night.
12:00 p.m.
Women's basketball player Marija Zinic is one of 26 foreign-born student-athletes on Kansas University's campus, ranking the school in the upper division of the Big 12 in that department. Casting a wide ‘Net
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1B
When sirens pierced the air through Novi Sad, Serbia, one March afternoon eight years ago, Marija Zinic knew what it meant. NATO forces were preparing to bomb her hometown. She was 13 years old. Every day for 21â2 months, her routine was the same. With school canceled, she spent seven-hour stretches in her family’s basement as sirens blared and bombs detonated around her. The family was without electricity and water.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas wineries, such as Greg Shipe's Davenport Orchard, Vineyard and Winery east of Lawrence, aren't getting much respect from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Governor: Joke about Kansas wine went sour
November 8, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius uncorked the wrath of Kansas vintners after she criticized Kansas wines.
10:00 p.m.
Mayor Sue Hack on May 3, 2007, conceded that she did not file the state-required paperwork disclosing her financial interests in a company receiving cash and economic development incentives from the city. Mayor fails to disclose Deciphera interest
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack conceded Thursday that she made a mistake by not completing documents disclosing that she has a financial interest in a company that is set to receive economic development incentives - including cash - from the city. Hack said she did not file a “substantial interest form” - a state-mandated document - listing her stock holdings in Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. The company last month was approved to receive at least $3 million in economic development incentives from the city, county, state and economic development organizations in an effort to keep the promising startup company in Lawrence.

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6Sports video: McCray dominates in OT; ‘Hawks win over ESU
November 8, 2007
Danielle McCray exploded for 36 points - including 13 in overtime - as the Jayhawks defeated the Emporia State Hornets, 74-64.
6Sports video: Jayhawk hoops squad ready for the regular season
November 8, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk basketball regular season officially tips off Friday night when the ‘Hawks host the UL-Monroe Warhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video: State’s current coal-fired plants could be in jeopardy
November 8, 2007
The operating permits for the state’s 16 coal-fired power plants are up for renewal by October, 2008.
6News video: Businessmen behind Oread Inn desire another property purchase
November 8, 2007
The businessmen behind the proposed Oread Inn want to purchase another piece of property at 12th St. and Oread Ave.
6News video: Does lack of Friday classes lead to Thursday night drinking?
November 8, 2007
Friday classes - few college students have them and nobody wants them. It’s a national problem according to the U.S. Surgeon General and as 6News reporter Jonathan Kealing shows us, it’s true at KU, too.
6News video: Friend 2 Friend: Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group
November 8, 2007
11,000 women under the age of 40 learn that they have breast cancer each year. This group’s co-founder was in her 20’s. Here’s the story of how someone so young gained a lifetime of wisdom.
6News video: Perry Elementary students try to stack their way to a world record
November 8, 2007
It was ‘ready…set…STACK’ at Perry Elementary School today as more than 100 students tried to stack their way to a new world record.
6News video: Central Junior High students used in art project
November 8, 2007
A former Lawrence resident returns home to make Central Junior High School students a part of art.
6News video: Mayor Hack announces ties to Deciphera
November 8, 2007
More questions emerge today as the mayor announces her ties to a startup company that received a controversial economic incentives package.
6News video: Sebelius’ wine joke bothers Kansas winemakers
November 8, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ sense of humor was a slap in the face to Kansas winemakers this week.
6Sports video: KU football team looking for revenge against OSU
November 8, 2007
Despite a 9-0 start to this season, the current ‘Hawks easily recall last year’s 42-32 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
6News video: U.S. House speaker cancels visit to Lawrence
November 8, 2007
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has cancelled her scheduled visit to the Dole Institute.
Mayor fails to disclose Deciphera interest
Hack says not filing form was just a mistake; other questions about deal arise
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack conceded Thursday that she made a mistake by not completing documents disclosing that she has a financial interest in a company that is set to receive economic development incentives - including cash - from the city. Hack said she did not file a “substantial interest form” - a state-mandated document - listing her stock holdings in Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. The company last month was approved to receive at least $3 million in economic development incentives from the city, county, state and economic development organizations in an effort to keep the promising startup company in Lawrence.
6News Now: Artist helps junior high students become art
November 8, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Central Junior High’s student body turns into art today, and the latest on the allegation of open meetings violations against the Lawrence City Commission.
Pelosi visit postponed
November 8, 2007
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s scheduled visit to Lawrence Friday has been canceled, according to a message the Dole Institute of Politics sent this afternoon.
Governor: Joke about Kansas wine went sour
Vintners don’t see humor in Sebelius’ remarks
November 8, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius uncorked the wrath of Kansas vintners after she criticized Kansas wines.
Review: Second City hits, misses at Lied Center
November 8, 2007
It’s pretty remarkable how entertaining six people can be on a stage with just a few stripped-down props, and rarely relying on shock-value humor.
It’s official: FHA releases announcement, documents backing wetlands route for SLT
09:33 a.m., November 8, 2007 Updated 11:18 a.m.
In a press release at southlawrencetrafficway.org, FHA said there were “no feasible and prudent alternatives” to the proposed routes, which goes through the Baker Wetlands.
Worries persist that lack of classes on Day 5 boosts drinking on Day 4
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
At several bars in town, the best drink specials aren’t confined to Friday and Saturday. They start Thursday. Walk through the Kansas University campus on a Friday and you’ll quickly realize why. “Thursdays are the new Fridays,” said Keegan Miller, a KU senior. “I have class at 11 tomorrow, and that’s pushing it,” he said last Thursday night.
Our town sports
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
K.C. Run Winners: Lawrence’s Dee Boeck and Thomas Leggins earned age-group victories in the Cliffhanger Run last Thursday in Kansas City, Mo. Boeck won the women’s 55-59 8K and Leggens the men’s 40-44 5K. Lawrence’s Karen Hyde and Diane Waltho and Tonganoxie’s Wally Brawner were second in their 8K age groups.
Study: Anti-smoking shot helps some smokers quit
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
A shot that robs smokers of the nicotine buzz from cigarettes showed promise in midstage testing and may someday offer a radically new way to kick a dangerous habit.
House approves ban on job bias against gays
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
The House on Wednesday approved the first federal ban on job discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
Keegan: Young the gold standard
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The sporting world’s age bias is the Kansas University football program’s gain. Defensive coordinator Bill Young’s performance as a recruiter who entices players to come to KU, as an instructor who makes them better, and as a game-planner who schemes to shut down offenses, should make him a big-name coaching candidate. Right? Wrong, Young said.
NBA Roundup
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
¢ Clippers 104, Pacers 89¢ Celtics 119, Nuggets 93¢ Grizzlies 105, Sonics 98¢ Hawks 105, Suns 96¢ Spurs 88, Heat 78¢ Magic 105, Raptors 96¢ Jazz 103, Cavaliers 101¢ 76ers 94, Bobcats 63¢ Blazers 93, Hornets 90
Pump patrol
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.94 at several locations.
Business plans
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Big Business will not allow a legitimate Division IA football playoff system. I believe that Kansas University has one of the best football teams in the country, but they will not be allowed to prove it on the field of play. And we think we live in a free country. Think again.
Couch witnesses relationship revolution in student’s play
November 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
In Lawrence, gaudy couches - worn with age and perched on front porches - are synonymous with college students. “Around April or May, they always end up on the curb and get thrown away. You just kind of wonder, ‘How long has that couch been around? Why did they throw it away?’ And you put it in the back of your truck, and now it’s in your living room,” says Adam Lott, a Kansas University senior.
Homeless numbers drop nationally, not locally
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
The number of Americans who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent last year, according to government estimates released Wednesday.
Marines ready for birthday party
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The United States Marine Corps will mark its 232nd birthday on Saturday, and Lawrence area Marine veterans aren’t about to let anyone forget it.
High-powered Hornets figure to test Jayhawks
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Following her team’s 82-48 victory over Pittsburg State on Sunday, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson was already wary of tonight’s opponent, Emporia State.
Beach house fire victims memorialized
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday in Columbia to remember seven University of South Carolina students who were killed last month when a beach house caught fire while they celebrated the end of the season’s warm weather.
Oread neighborhood seeks new solutions to age-old problems
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Loud parties, public drunkenness and deteriorating rental homes aren’t new issues for the Oread Neighborhood. But leaders of the neighborhood adjacent to Kansas University are looking for some new solutions from city commissioners.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Though Saturday’s Kansas-Oklahoma State game is a regional telecast on ABC, it will be seen by the majority of the country according to the ABC coverage map released Tuesday.
OSU linebacker pleads guilty
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Texas jury recommended Wednesday that an Oklahoma State linebacker receive five years of probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.
Jayhawk soccer ousted by OSU
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Oklahoma State scored three goals in a four-minute span in the first half to upend Kansas University, 3-0, in the first round of the Big 12 Soccer Championship on Wednesday at Blossom Soccer Stadium.
Carpenters picket KU nonunion workers
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A group of union carpenters stood on the corner of 15th and Iowa streets Tuesday and Wednesday, protesting the use of a nonunion contractor at Kansas University.
On the record
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 55-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of a 16-foot trailer worth $1,000 to Lawrence police on Monday. The crime occurred between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Louisiana Street.
Tidier times
Tools help organize autumn’s cleanup chores in the garden
November 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
My son and I have a song that we sing when the family room looks like a toy tornado whipped through. It goes like this: “Clean it up (clap clap). Clean it up (clap clap). Put it away, put it away, put your things away.” We merrily get to work depositing all the cars, train parts and stuffed friends in the toy box. Before you know it, the family room looks good as new.
G-W stuns No. 20 Kentucky
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
Billy Gillispie’s second game as Kentucky’s coach was one he’d rather forget - and Gardner-Webb will remember for a long time.
Commentary: Please, baseball, give us Nomar Rule
MLB reportedly wants to speed up games by limiting the number of times a batter can leave box
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
It won’t be called the Nomar Rule, but if Major League Baseball follows through on a plan meant to speed up the game, Nomar Garciaparra’s life will be changed forever, and baseball fans will be forever grateful.
Skiles to Noah: Play, don’t talk
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Chicago Bulls coach Scott Skiles publicly reprimanded rookie Joakim Noah on Wednesday for his comments after Tuesday night’s loss to the Clippers about the Bulls not playing in unison.
Illegal-immigrant border deaths fall
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
The number of illegal immigrants who died while crossing the southern U.S. border fell for the second straight year, officials said Wednesday.
Report: LJ’s foot broken
Edwards unclear on extent of Johnson’s injury
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Chiefs coach Herm Edwards insisted Wednesday that he has not been told that running back Larry Johnson has a broken foot and is out for the year.
Jayhawks vow no repeat of ORU
We have more toughness’
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
A year older and presumably wiser, Kansas University’s basketball players insist they won’t take any team lightly early this season. “We have more toughness than in the past,” KU senior guard Russell Robinson said Wednesday. “It’s a new year. We’ll take each and every game as it comes and try to get better.”
Gunfire kills one after student protest
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Gunmen opened fire on students returning from a march Wednesday in which 80,000 people denounced President Hugo Chavez’s attempts to expand his power. At least one person was killed and six were wounded, officials said.
More toys recalled due to lead paint
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
More than 405,000 children’s products made in China, most of them toy cars, were recalled Wednesday for containing dangerous levels of lead, a government safety group announced.
Toys contain ‘date rape’ drug
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Millions of Chinese-made toys have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful “date rape” drug when ingested. Two children in the U.S. and three in Australia were hospitalized after swallowing the beads.
Bhutto’s call to action challenges Musharraf
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Following four days of relatively tepid statements, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Wednesday issued a rousing call to action against President Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of emergency rule, setting up a possible direct confrontation between two titans of Pakistani power.
National debt hits $9 trillion
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
The national debt has hit $9 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department, which issues a daily accounting of the debt, said Wednesday that the debt subject to limit was at $9 trillion on Tuesday. It was $8.996 trillion on Monday.
Baker Jazz Festival set for Nov. 15-16
November 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
The 10th annual Baker University Jazz Festival will be Nov. 15-16, kicking off with a performance by the Baker University Jazz Ensemble, directed by J.D. Parr, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Rice Auditorium.
Sand Castles Inc. adds to staff
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
Lisa Mitchell, a registered nurse, has joined Sand Castles Inc. in Lawrence to assist with case management and educational outreach seminars.
Museum seeks poetry for elevator project
November 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Spencer Art Museum is undertaking a poetry exhibition, featuring poetry and other prose related to or in response to a particular piece of art or exhibition(s) on display at the museum.
GM posts record $39 billion loss
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
General Motors Corp. posted a company record $39 billion loss Wednesday for the third quarter, as a charge involving unused tax credits brought an abrupt end to a string of three profitable quarters for the nation’s largest automaker.
KLWN’s Hank Booth to work for chamber
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
Longtime Lawrence radio executive and personality Hank Booth is set to add to his duties by going to work for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Commodities
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
Soybean and wheat prices declined Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 9.25 cents to $7.8775; December corn fell 1.5 cent to $3.8425; December oats fell 1.5 cent to $2.9525; and January soybeans fell 6 cents to $10.3850.
Thousands of bananas wash up on islands
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
Thousands of bananas washed ashore on two Dutch North Sea islands on Wednesday after at least six containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm and one burst open, a local official said.
Annual state buffalo auction to resume after disease spread
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B10
The annual sale of buffalo is back on. A year ago, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ sale had to be canceled after the spread of an especially virulent disease that broke out in a wild buffalo herd in Kansas. The disease killed more than 50 head of the roughly 200 buffalo at the state-owned Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Wichita.
Parents of teen killed in accident press for tougher driving laws
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Dennis Bixby, whose 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, was killed in a car accident in Leavenworth County, will continue his campaign for tougher vehicular homicide laws Friday in Topeka.
New names rise to top at CMAs
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Carrie Underwood took home female vocalist and single of the year honors at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday.
Despite warnings, consumers still become victims
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B9
One would think that consumers have become hip to most frauds thanks to the constant warnings by various consumer groups and federal agencies. And yet, the victimization continues.
Nebraska teacher agrees to extradition
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.
Shuttle returns home after busy mission
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Discovery and its crew returned to Earth on Wednesday and concluded a 15-day space station build-and-repair mission that was among the most challenging - and heroic - in shuttle history.
AIDS vaccine suffers setback
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
New data on an experimental AIDS vaccine that failed to work shows volunteers who got the shots were far more likely to get infected with the virus through sex or other risky behavior than those who got dummy shots.
Gangster’ skips sentimentality
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
“American Gangster” opened last weekend, and many of those who bought tickets - $43.6 million worth from Friday through Sunday - surely came away feeling as Mark Twain did when he said his memory was so powerful he could remember things that never even happened. Many moviegoers must have thought: I remember seeing this brand new movie before.
Cow falls off cliff, crashes onto van
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
Charles and Linda Everson were driving back to their hotel when their minivan was struck by a falling object - a 600-pound cow. The Eversons were unhurt but the cow, which had fallen off a cliff, had to be euthanized.
Governor commits to using less energy for state computers
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Saving money and the environment may be a mouse click away. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and computer giants Google and Intel on Wednesday launched a nationwide initiative to get state governments to reduce energy consumed by computers.
TV preacher backs Giuliani’s candidacy
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. “It is my pleasure to announce my support for America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans,” Robertson said during a news conference with Giuliani in Washington.
Elderly deputy killed; suspect captured
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
An elderly sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot as he transported a convicted robber to court Wednesday, and authorities captured the convict after a manhunt and said he was found with the deputy’s gun.
More shows shut down for writers strike
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
As TV and film writers and their employers dig in for a potentially long strike, production is grinding to a halt. Writers were in their third day of pickets Wednesday as they strike over residual payments for work distributed over the Internet and other issues.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Three City Commission seats were to be contested in the coming city election - those of Mayor Marci Francisco, Don Binns and Tom Gleason. All said they were undecided about seeking re-election.
President declares state of emergency
November 8, 2007
Riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon Wednesday to break up demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Mikhail Saakashvili. The pro-Western leader declared a state of emergency and banned all news broadcasts except state-controlled television.
Nation’s tallest man stands 7-foot-8
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
To all those people who blurt out “Wow, you’re tall!” as they stare up at George Bell: He knows. And now, the world will know, too.
State’s oldest inmate, 89, granted parole
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
New York’s oldest prisoner - an 89-year-old former heart surgeon convicted of killing his wife more than 30 years ago - has been granted parole.
U.S. reaction in Pakistan tests India’s trust
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
To gauge the impact here of the turmoil next door in Pakistan, Americans would have to imagine their own reaction to a military coup or the imposition of martial law in Canada.
Rebate policy
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The concern about the behind-closed-doors tax rebate is not just that it happened behind closed doors but that once the new policy is enacted it will become an accepted policy and therefore other businesses will insist on a tax rebate.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 8, 1907: “The district court cleaned up a lot of minor trials today and nearly finished the criminal docket for the session.
A father’s lament: ‘I could have done better’
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s a year this week since he lost his son. You try to get away from it, he says, try to heal. But that’s hard to do when everywhere you go, people know you, know what you’re going through. They even approach when you’re onstage, stop you in the middle of a song.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
A record Hallmark Cards staff gift of $17,900 boosted the lagging United Fund drive at a time when it desperately needed a big boost to meet its quota of $108,048.
KU overrated
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Guess what, KU nation? You’re still overrated in football. Good thing Mizzou gave Nebraska brain damage a few weeks ago so everyone else could beat them. Facts: You beat Nebraska by 37; Mizzou beat Nebraska by 35. Nebraska scored 39 points against you; they were held to two field goals against MU. KU barely got by Colorado; Mizzou pummeled Colorado 55-10.
Loved ones to gather for healing retreat in wake of suicides
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rose Eiesland Foster attended her first Light Center healing retreat four years ago after being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. Foster returned to the Light Center, 1542 Woodson Road in Baldwin City, just a few months after the suicide of her husband, Gordon. “I listened and learned. And more importantly, I began to heal” emotionally and physically, she said.
Date set for Project Graduation 2008
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
The 2008 Project Graduation will be from 10 p.m. May 24 to 3 a.m. May 25 at Abe & Jake’s Landing. A Lawrence tradition for more than a decade, the goal of Project Graduation is to provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment where graduates can celebrate together.
Crude oil prices stop short of $100
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Oil prices stalled in their climb toward $100 a barrel Wednesday after a government report said oil inventories fell less than expected last week while refinery utilization remained flat.
Ungraceful win
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: We all know Nebraska’s football team leaves a lot to be desired. However, all the years that we beat Kansas our coaches never ran up the score just to make them feel better. I feel it shows a lack of responsibility to teach the players how to win gracefully.
Attorney general to box for charity
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
And in this corner … Attorney General Paul Morrison plans to fight a Missouri police officer in a charity boxing event Nov. 17 at Memorial Coliseum in Kansas City, Kan.
Biolaw to be topic of law school symposium
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Steroids in sports. Adderall in children. Genetic selection in the unborn. These hot-button issues will be discussed at a Kansas University School of Law Symposium on Friday. The daylong symposium will examine the law, policy and ethics behind those topics and others.
School districts scout prospects at career fair to combat shortages
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kori Green can see the demand for certain teachers in Kansas - science, math, special education, English as a second language. “All you have to do is walk up and say, ‘I’m biology,’ and it’s like, ‘Here you go,’” said the Kansas University student who is in her final year with the School of Education.
KU football player to make court appearance
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
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.
CSI,’ ‘Without a Trace’ join for sweeps stunt
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
November sweeps, once the province of ratings-grabbing miniseries, special movie events, stunt casting and other extravaganzas, has become rather subdued in recent years. In an era of reduced audiences, networks tend to play up their highly rated shows and put nonperformers on hiatus.
Governor leads prayers for rain
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A10
What to do when the rain won’t come? If you’re Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, you pray. The governor will host a prayer service next week to ask for relief from the drought gripping the Southeast.
Surgery to remove extra limbs a success
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
An Indian girl born with four arms and four legs who underwent surgery to remove the extra limbs, could start to learn to walk in a few weeks’ time, the chief surgeon said on Wednesday.
Deadly school rampage stuns peaceful Finland
Gunman kills 7 students, principal, self one day after posting notice on YouTube
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Was it a massacre foretold on YouTube? An 18-year-old gunman killed seven other students and the principal during a rampage through his high school in this quiet Finnish town - and investigators suspect he revealed plans for the carnage in Internet postings in which he urges revolution and grins after taking target practice.
Ubiquitous lady beetles annoying, but otherwise harmless
November 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
The little yellow, orange and red insects collecting at your door and on the side of your house are lady beetles, commonly referred to as ladybugs. As the beetles prepare to overwinter, they seek out shelter and release a chemical that attracts more beetles when they find a good location.
KU ROTC to practice ‘escape and evade’ procedures
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas University’s Army ROTC cadets will take part in an escape and evade training program on KU’s West Campus from 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. today.
Collins keeping it loose
Lineman focuses on Jayhawks’ run, with NFL future visible in the distance
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mama’s gotta eat - but not yet. So says Kansas University offensive lineman Anthony Collins, a promising NFL prospect who’s only a junior this year.
Longhorns drop Jayhawks in 3 games
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The list of accolades for the University of Texas volleyball team stretches on and on. First in the Big 12 in blocks, hitting percentage, assists and kills. Four different players named conference offensive player of the week. Ranked No. 3 in the nation overall.
Casting a wide ‘Net
Technology helps KU recruiting go global
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
When sirens pierced the air through Novi Sad, Serbia, one March afternoon eight years ago, Marija Zinic knew what it meant. NATO forces were preparing to bomb her hometown. She was 13 years old. Every day for 21â2 months, her routine was the same. With school canceled, she spent seven-hour stretches in her family’s basement as sirens blared and bombs detonated around her. The family was without electricity and water.
Lawrence Datebook
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Hello, tomorrow
Drivers assess first phase of COT as they prepare to bid adieu to old model
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Ask NASCAR Nextel Cup Series director John Darby a question about the Car of Tomorrow these days and he gently, but firmly, correct you. “Do you mean the NASCAR race car?” Darby says.
Open door
One special case has opened the door to a proliferation of outdoor seating areas for downtown bars.
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
City commissioners had better start thinking right now of reasons why every drinking establishment in downtown Lawrence shouldn’t have an outdoor seating area.
Horoscopes
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
You might be amazed by what comes up for you in many different situations. You will be constantly adjusting and making decisions. You are likely to change the very nature of your life. If you are single, take your time making decisions, especially if they involve a long-term commitment. If you are attached, your relationship will benefit from your strength and understanding.