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6:00 a.m.
Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office secure the perimeter of a home along East 1375 Road, south of Lawrence, where a man reportedly with a gun had barricaded himself Friday afternoon. The standoff lasted for about 10 hours and ended in a fire that destroyed a house and a barn. Standoff ends in fire
November 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A 10-hour standoff in rural Douglas County ended Friday night when sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody - but with fires gutting the house and barn where he had kept authorities at bay.
10:00 a.m.
Janell Heiman, Garden City, from left, and her daughters, Kristen and Ashley, shop for a KU football T-shirt Friday at Jayhawk Spirit, 935 Mass. The success of this year's KU football team has the city of Lawrence and KU fans everywhere in high spirits. KU’s winning vibe inspires whole city
November 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Funny thing happens when Todd Reesing keeps throwing touchdown passes, Mark Mangino continues sawing wood and the Kansas Jayhawks unassumingly work their way deeper into college football’s national championship discussion.
1:00 p.m.
Joe Reitz, a retired Kansas University business professor and consultant with the Leo Center, is attempting to gain interest from local churches for a new program called Interfaith Hospitality Network. Family promise
November 10, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Several months ago, Joe Reitz heard the story of a pregnant Lawrence woman who also had one young child. She didn’t have a place to stay, and she was seeking help at the LEO Center, a multichurch ministry that assists the poor.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas kick returner Marcus Herford warms up prior to the kickoff Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. KU offense puts on another show in 43-28 win - Jayhawks now 10-0
6:22 p.m., November 10, 2007 Updated 10:44 p.m.
Todd Reesing spent most of the second half limping, but he left the field with a smile following his 326 passing yards on 28 completions, including three touchdown passes - all to senior Marcus Henry. Henry had eight catches for 199 yards and the aforementioned three trips to paydirt. It was the fourth-most receiving yards in a single game recorded in Jayhawk history. He now has 885 yards on 46 grabs this season with seven scores. Reesing’s 2,665 passing yards are the third-most in a single season now in the KU record books. KU is now 10-0, with its best record since 1899. The Jayhawks will try for 11-0 next Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Iowa State. That game will air on ABC.
7:00 p.m.
Mark Mangino has had succcess wooing Oklahoma athletes out of their home state. Before coming to KU, Kansas University's coach served as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, where he was regarded as a thorough evaluator and dogged recruiter. Oklahoma OK for KU
November 10, 2007
They can profess their love for Kansas University all they want, and it’s probably genuine. But the truth is, many of the Jayhawks’ native Oklahomans are playing football at KU because competing in the Big 12 Conference meant leaving their home state.

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Scoring Summary: KU-OSU
November 10, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
KU offense puts on another show in 43-28 win - Jayhawks now 10-0
06:22 p.m., November 10, 2007 Updated 10:44 p.m.
Todd Reesing spent most of the second half limping, but he left the field with a smile following his 326 passing yards on 28 completions, including three touchdown passes - all to senior Marcus Henry. Henry had eight catches for 199 yards and the aforementioned three trips to paydirt. It was the fourth-most receiving yards in a single game recorded in Jayhawk history. He now has 885 yards on 46 grabs this season with seven scores. Reesing’s 2,665 passing yards are the third-most in a single season now in the KU record books. KU is now 10-0, with its best record since 1899. The Jayhawks will try for 11-0 next Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Iowa State. That game will air on ABC.
Man hospitalized following fiery standoff
November 10, 2007
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department took the man into custody and sent him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for an assessment, said Lt. Kari Wempe. A nursing supervisor at LMH confirmed the man’s identity as Darrel Maley and said he was transported to a Kansas City hospital.
Review: Student plays glance comedically, dramatically at relationships
November 10, 2007
The English Alternative Theatre presented two very different theatrical works Friday evening at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Please Take:Seriously!” by Adam Lott and “Lights Fade, Curtain” by Whitney Rowland.
Review: ‘Music Man’ cast still finding rhythm
November 10, 2007
Visually, the production was stunning. Theatrically, there were a few signs that it was opening night.
Society calendar
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D5
Events around Lawrence
Drivers may be forced to turn over saliva
Recommended legislation would require oral-swab drug test at injury accidents
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
A legislative committee on Friday recommended a bill that would require drug testing using an oral swab at motor vehicle accident scenes where there was an injury or a death. The lawmakers are reacting to several recent fatal traffic accidents in which people who caused the wrecks were not tested for drug use.
Vote canvassing board approves ballots
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Douglas County vote canvassing board Friday approved the ballots in Tuesday’s special Eudora school district and city bond issue. There was no change in the outcomes.
Parliament backs state of emergency
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Lawmakers who back President Mikhail Saakashvili unanimously voted Friday to endorse his 15-day state of emergency, an indication the pro-Western leader may not go through with a pledge to end it swiftly.
Darnell darned good
Jackson, KU open with rout
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Darnell Jackson wears thick pads on both thighs underneath his shorts at Kansas University basketball practices and games. “I don’t get bruised. I get scratched a lot,” the 6-foot-8, 250-pound senior enforcer explained. The protective equipment didn’t weigh him down any Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Baldwin rips Columbus
Bulldogs to face Louisburg in semis
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Class 4A state football semifinals. Baldwin buried the Titans under a relentless ground attack and coasted to a 56-22 victory in Friday night’s quarterfinal at Liston Stadium.
Weekend filled with music, food, nature
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D7
“A&E Rocks: Bon Jovi” (9 p.m. today, A&E) features the Garden State singer and his band performing their hits before a small audience on a Chicago soundstage. Taped in July, the concert, featuring “Lost Highway,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and “We Got It Goin’ On,” as well as “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” will be available on DVD on Tuesday.
Misleading figures
A recent report classifying schools as “dropout factories” was high on drama and low on analysis.
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Here’s a good example of what is wrong with some journalism. Recently, the Associated Press put out a story with this lead: “It’s a nickname no principal could be proud of: ‘dropout factory,’ a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year.
Presidential field never set a year in advance
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
A year before Americans elect their next president, polls suggest that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani will be the nominees, the race will be close and Clinton starts with a modest advantage. History says the unanticipated will disrupt that scenario.
Lawrence Datebook
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Exports of tainted toys suspended
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
China’s government has suspended exports of toys covered with a toxic chemical that have been subject to recalls in many countries after sickening children, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
Murder conviction reversed in ‘04 killing
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed the murder conviction of Lafayette Cosby, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2004 slaying of Robert Martin at a Lawrence apartment complex.
Offices, agencies announce holiday hours
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
A few government offices and public agencies will close Monday in observance of Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday this year. All Lawrence city and Douglas County administrative offices will be open Monday. The Douglas County District Court will be closed.
Half-brother charged with strangling two girls
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
A young man was charged Friday with strangling his half-sisters, ages 6 and 10, and attacking his mother in a rampage at the family home. Marqueese Lee, 20, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault, said Bernie Weisenfeld, a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Cyclones’ next QB shines
Red-shirt freshman Arnaud solid in victory over Wildcats
November 10, 2007
Iowa State got a glimpse of its future quarterback Saturday, and coach Gene Chizik liked what he saw. Red-shirt freshman Austen Arnaud, the kid from Ames who has been groomed to take over for Bret Meyer in 2008 and beyond, was 5-of-7 passing for 130 yards in Iowa State’s 31-20 win over Kansas State.
Family promise
Network would help homeless families help themselves
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
Several months ago, Joe Reitz heard the story of a pregnant Lawrence woman who also had one young child. She didn’t have a place to stay, and she was seeking help at the LEO Center, a multichurch ministry that assists the poor.
Bearcat on brink of NCAA record
Ex-Lawrence resident could become first with four 1,500-yard seasons
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Former Lawrence resident Xavier Omon needs to rush for 17 yards today to become the first Division II running back to rush for 1,500 yards in four consecutive years of college football.
Students not always informed about vandalism
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
In the past month, shots have been fired into a KU residence hall window twice, and a rumor has circulated about another shooting. But just once has the university sent out a campuswide e-mail to inform students and squelch a rumor, and even then it was a day or more after the university became aware of the concerns.
Ex-top officer pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Bernard Kerik, a protege of Rudy Giuliani who once led the nation’s largest police department, pleaded not guilty Friday to a wide-ranging indictment charging him with “selling his office” and lying to cover up the scheme.
Know the foe: Oklahoma State
New QB driving Cowboys
November 10, 2007
New QB driving Cowboys
Musharraf flouts U.S. with no consequences
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pakistan’s military leader is betting that having flouted strong U.S. warnings not to declare a state of emergency he can now hold off his patron’s pleas for a quick return to constitutional rule and go on banking billions in American anti-terrorism aid.
Pakistan ends crackdown, house arrest under U.S. pressure
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
Pakistan quickly ended house arrest for opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Friday as President Gen. Pervez Musharraf came under new U.S. pressure to end a crackdown that Washington fears is hurting the fight against Islamic extremism.
Court upholds writer’s murder conviction
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The state Supreme Court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of novelist Michael Peterson, who is serving life in prison for killing his wife.
Kansans can create new state license plate
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Kansas Department of Revenue is seeking Kansans’ creativity to help design the new personalized license plate scheduled for production in 2010. The new plate will replace the current personalized license plate featuring a buffalo. The plate should have and promote a positive reflection of Kansas.
Army: New helicopters aren’t safe on hot days, overheat
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Army is spending $2.6 billion on hundreds of European-designed helicopters for homeland security and disaster relief that turn out to have a crucial flaw: They aren’t safe to fly on hot days, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.
Attorney for Simpson questions collectibles broker over encounter
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
O.J. Simpson’s attorney sought to show Friday that the former football great confronted two memorabilia dealers with only one goal: to recover personal mementoes he believed were stolen. Collectibles broker Tom Riccio testified under cross-examination that Simpson appeared to ignore other items such as lithographs of football great Joe Montana and items autographed by baseball stars Pete Rose and Duke Snider.
Haskell Ave. partially closed for repaving
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Motorists should plan on avoiding major portions of Haskell Avenue this weekend. Crews will be repaving Haskell from 23rd Street to 31st Street, which will cause the road to be closed to traffic in both directions. Work is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. today and run into the evening. Work also may need to continue into Sunday.
Standoff ends in fire
Man in custody after 10-hour ordeal
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
A 10-hour standoff in rural Douglas County ended Friday night when sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody - but with fires gutting the house and barn where he had kept authorities at bay.
Mangino ‘having a good time’
November 10, 2007
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino would rather finish his painting before taking a step back and admiring it. For now, the Jayhawks’ sixth-year leader is keeping his eye on each Saturday ahead of him, continuing with today’s 7 p.m. game at Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma OK for KU
Ten key Jayhawks hail from Red Clay Country
November 10, 2007
They can profess their love for Kansas University all they want, and it’s probably genuine. But the truth is, many of the Jayhawks’ native Oklahomans are playing football at KU because competing in the Big 12 Conference meant leaving their home state.
Police offer $100 gas cards for giving up guns
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Armed residents can give up their guns and get gasoline cards worth $100 at the pump. The first 450 people who show up at Cleveland’s convention center today and surrender a working handgun will receive a card.
Stagehands to go on strike today
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Stagehands will go on strike today, a move expected to darken most of the plays and musicals on Broadway, according to a person close to contract negotiations.
KU volleyball moved
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s volleyball match a week from today against Iowa State has been moved from a 7 p.m. start time to an 11 a.m. start. The match in Horejsi Center will be senior day for Emily Brown and Caitlin Mahoney.
Three Indy champs qualify
Hornish, Villeneuve, Montoya in Phoenix field
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
It was a good day for Indianapolis 500 winners in NASCAR qualifying. Sam Hornish Jr. joined Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya as former Indy 500 winners to earn a spot in Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway - marking the first time in NASCAR history three former Indy champions will be in the field.
KU basketball notebook
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas University coach Bill Self was unhappy with his squad’s defense, to say the least. Louisiana-Monroe hit 51 percent of its shots in becoming the third team in the last 75 games to hit 50 percent or better against the Jayhawks.
KU’s Mayrovich named top Big 12 swimmer
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Maria Mayrovich was named Big 12 swimmer of the week.
Tight end tandem works well for MU
November 10, 2007
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel has a lot of targets in the spread offense, so it isn’t uncommon for some receivers to occasionally get lost in the shuffle. It happened to wide receiver Will Franklin when he caught just one pass over two games last month. And despite the fact that the Tigers have what many consider to be the best tight end tandem in the nation in Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman, it’s happened to both of them.
Baker, HINU finales today
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Football seasons at Baker and Haskell Indian Nations universities will end today with both the Wildcats and Fightin’ Indians on the road. Baker will travel to Kansas City, Mo., to tangle with Avila College in a Heart of America Athletic Conference clash. Haskell will trek to Forrest City, Iowa, to meet Waldorf College.
Veterans Day events scheduled
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Area communities will join the rest of the nation this weekend to remember and salute its military veterans. Since Veterans Day is Sunday this year, most parades and other activities will take place throughout the weekend and Monday, including one of the area’s largest in Leavenworth.
With Raiders struggling, calls come for Russell
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
The calls for JaMarcus Russell to play already have started from disgruntled Raiders fans. The franchise quarterback said he’s ready, and coach Lane Kiffin admits he often thinks about playing the rookie.
Broncos: Season far from over
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Denver Broncos are a beleaguered, bumbling bunch. Their quarterback is limping on a badly bruised left leg, their offensive line is missing two stalwarts in Tom Nalen and Ben Hamilton, No. 1 receiver Javon Walker is recovering from knee surgery, top tailback Travis Henry is facing a year’s suspension for a failed drug test he’s fighting in court and team leader Rod Smith’s hip injury has ended his season and maybe even his career.
OU coach benches starters to seal win
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C8
Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel went with a whole new look in the second half: a totally different starting five and more casual attire. Capel’s move to bench his starters worked, as transfer point guard Omar Leary scored 14 points to lead a dominant effort by the Sooners’ second unit in an 80-50 victory against Denver on Friday night in the second round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
KSU’s Beasley beastly
Freshman sets rebound record, scores 32
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C8
Kansas State guard Blake Young figured teammate Michael Beasley would break some records during his time with the Wildcats. He just didn’t know it would happen in his first game.
No. 2 UCLA coasts
Collison’s absence not a problem
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C10
Kevin Love had 22 points and 13 rebounds in his college debut, helping No. 2 UCLA dominate Portland State, 69-48, on Friday night, its fifth consecutive season-opening victory under coach Ben Howland.
Texas A&M opens Big 12 women’s season with comeback
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C10
Takia Sparks scored 17 points, and Ashlaa Horton added 15 rebounds as No. 11 Texas A&M rallied to beat SMU, 62-57, Friday night. Texas A&M trailed 36-26 at halftime, but turned it up defensively in the second half of its season opener.
Keegan: KU’s ‘D’ not up to speed
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Bill Self has a coach’s dream of a roster in this respect: He has so many scorers that he can afford to lay down the law, and the law is this: You play really good defense, or you don’t play.
Invitational’ took place of NIT
Six-team, round-robin tournament brainchild of Kansas associate AD Keating
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s basketball team originally had planned to play in the 2007 Preseason NIT : until meet organizers went to a controversial regional-site format for first- and second-round games. Not interested in competing in the tourney that used to guarantee powers like KU two home games, the Jayhawks went looking for alternatives.
KU’s winning vibe inspires whole city
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Funny thing happens when Todd Reesing keeps throwing touchdown passes, Mark Mangino continues sawing wood and the Kansas Jayhawks unassumingly work their way deeper into college football’s national championship discussion.
Aggies ground game stifled
November 10, 2007
Prior to his team playing against Kansas, coach Dennis Franchione said if an opponent can’t stop Texas A&M’s running game, he likes the idea of bloodying their nose with it until they do. Since then, it’s been the Aggies banging their heads against the wall with no success, for at least three quarters.
Soda purveyors promise ham, tree, latke drinks
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
Coming soon next to the Coke and Pepsi in a store near you: ham- and latke-flavored soda to make your holiday feast complete. It even will be kosher, the company making it says - including the ham.
eBay bidder buys Elvis memorabilia for $8,300
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
A collection of photographs, books and FBI files from The Elvis Is Alive Museum sold for $8,300 on eBay, and the 81-year-old proprietor of the roadside attraction hopes the bidder will carry on his theory that the King never died.
Girl born with 8 limbs smiling after surgery
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
A 2-year-old Indian girl born with four arms and four legs regained consciousness Friday, wiggled her toes and smiled at her parents, 48 hours after massive surgery removed the extra limbs, doctors said. Lakshmi, who has been revered by some in her village as a reincarnation of the four-armed Hindu goddess she was named for, was still in intensive care.
Stepfather, friend arrested in 9-year-old Missouri girl’s death
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The stepfather of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found Friday in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri was arrested in her death, authorities said. Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said 24-year-old David Spears was arrested in the death of Rowan Ford.
Peppers, Diggs fined $5,000 each
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers and linebacker Na’il Diggs were fined $5,000 each by the NFL on Friday for actions during a loss to Tennessee.
Official arrested after waste dumped in river
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
A government official in Congo suspected of ordering up to 17 tons of radioactive waste dumped in a river in the southeast of the country has been arrested, authorities said Friday.
At least 50 killed in 24 hours of fighting
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
Fifty people have died in 24 hours of fighting that began when Ethiopian troops tried to retrieve the body of a soldier dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, witnesses and doctors said Friday.
Judge orders 3 suspects to remain jailed during investigation of student’s slaying
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
An American student has accused a Congolese pub owner of knifing her British roommate to death, saying she covered her ears to drown out the screams, according to a judge’s ruling Friday ordering the woman, her Italian boyfriend and the pub owner kept in jail.
Ministry: Suicide attack killed 59 schoolchildren
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
Dozens of schoolchildren and five teachers were among those killed in a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan earlier this week - the country’s deadliest since the fall of the Taliban - the government said Friday.
People in the news
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D7
¢ Assistant charged in Realtor’s death¢ Publisher delays book of Harry Potter fan site¢ Police raid Winehouse’s home while singer away¢ Ex-head of school denies knowledge of abuse¢ Mills McCartney, law firm go separate ways¢ Anna Nicole Smith’s attorney sues for $160K
9 Iranians released from U.S. custody
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
The U.S. military on Friday released nine Iranian citizens, including two described as diplomats, who had been held in American custody in Iraq for as long as three years.
Mr. Toilet’ builds commode-shaped home
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sim Jae-duck has made his political career as South Korea’s Mr. Toilet by beautifying public restrooms. Now he’s got a home befitting his title: a toilet-shaped domicile complete with the latest in lavatory luxury.
Town honors state’s oldest vet
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
A 104-year-old Frontenac man has been honored as the oldest Kansas veteran. Frank Bozick was recognized Thursday during the annual Frontenac school district’s Veterans Day program as the oldest living member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Kansas.
Lawmakers taking fewer privately financed trips
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kansas lawmakers have cut back on their privately funded travel over the past two years in the wake of ethics scandals that brought new scrutiny to the practice and a push to curb the influence of lobbyists. A review of travel records shows that just two members of the state’s six-member congressional delegation took trips on the tab of private groups this year, compared with four in 2006.
11-year-old student dies after collapsing in gym
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
An 11-year-old Atchison middle school student has died after collapsing during physical education class. Atchison schools Superintendent Steve Wiseman said the fifth-grade girl at Atchison County Community Middle School collapsed Thursday while jogging warm-up laps and was pronounced dead at Atchison Hospital an hour later.
KU grad, MBA student joins chamber staff
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has hired Ben Stallbaumer to assist with economic development efforts. Stallbaumer is slated to help Beth Johnson, the chamber’s vice president for economic development, with business retention, expansion efforts and other projects.
Attorney named to casino review board
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has named her former chief counsel as chairman of a new state board that will decide which developers operate new casinos.
Commodities
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Corn fell while soybeans rose Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was unchanged at $7.62; December corn fell 2.75 cents to end at $3.8675; December oats fell 6 cents to $2.8950; and January soybeans rose 14.75 cents to $10.56.
ULM impressed from start
I think Kansas is really, really good, to say the least’
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C7
Facing the No. 4 team in the country, it didn’t take long for the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks to realize they might be out of their league. So at what point in the Warhawks’ 107-78 loss to Kansas University did they realize they were up against a tough team?
Titans’ Haynesworth bothered by hamstring
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will be a game-time decision Sunday after missing his third consecutive practice Friday with a right hamstring injury.
Stocks skid again
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
Wall Street finished a turbulent week with another huge drop Friday after major banks warned of further losses on their debt portfolios, raising investor concerns that the credit market slump shows no sign of abating. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 220 points.
Gender cards still stacked against women
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Can anybody tell me what a gender card is anyway and where you buy one? After last week, I’m beginning to think that none of us is playing with a full deck. Let me review the long, winding, XY-rated aftermath of the Oct. 30 debate in which most candidates focused their, um, attention on the front-runner.
EEOC finalizing closure of contract call center
Service may be disrupted
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission plans to follow through with an earlier decision to close its contract call center in Lawrence next month, and the commission’s top official is asking for the public’s patience during the upcoming transition back to government service.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 10, 1907: “Kansas suffered its second football defeat at the hands of Nebraska here, falling 12-5 to drop the KU record to 4-2. It is said some disgruntled students in the law school at KU may start an insurrection against coach Bert Kennedy.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
The city commission decided to investigate whether it had the power to reduce the local natural gas rates for needy residents. The Kansas Corporation Commission had ruled that the city had no such power but the city planned to study the chances for setting up “lifeline rates.”
Musician uncovers hidden music in Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
It’s a new Da Vinci code, but this time it could be for real. An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting.
Rescind rebate
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: City officials now admit that it was a mistake to give Deciphera a “tax rebate” without public discussion at the City Commission meeting on Oct. 23 (“Deciphera deal to be addressed to public,” Journal-World, Nov. 5). But their pledge to “explain” this decision at next Tuesday’s meeting, without rescinding the rebate, only worsens the problem.
Broncos release veteran lineman
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Denver Broncos released veteran defensive lineman Simeon Rice before the end of practice Friday.
Not delighted
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: So much for equanimity as, coffee in hand, I opened Wednesday’s Journal-World to be greeted by the headlines, “Feds OK wetlands SLT route” and “Coal-fired plants still possible : .”
Merck to pay $4.85B to settle Vioxx lawsuits
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever. Company officials estimated the deal, if accepted, would end 45,000 to 50,000 personal injury lawsuits involving U.S. Vioxx users who suffered a heart attack or ischemic stroke, the type in which blood flow to the brain is blocked.
Officer named suspect in wife’s disappearance
Ex-wife’s death being re-examined
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Authorities probing the disappearance of a police officer’s wife said Friday he is now considered a suspect in a potential homicide investigation, and that the death of an ex-wife three years ago appeared to have been staged as an accidental drowning.
Most oil from spill will linger, be absorbed
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Most of the oil that spilled into San Francisco Bay when a container ship struck the Bay Bridge will never be retrieved and eventually will be absorbed into the ecosystem, authorities said Friday.
LMH hosting diabetes, baby events for public
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, has announced several public events this month. Prospective brothers and sisters ages 3 to 6 are invited to the Tyke Hyke to help them prepare for a new baby in the family.
Pump patrol
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several locations.
Four freed after alleged charity kidnap plot
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Three Spaniards detained in a charity’s alleged plot to take 103 African children to Europe returned home on a Spanish government jet Friday, after tense diplomatic negotiations with Chad.
Lied Center donor exemplifies the power of one
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
What a difference a single individual can make. This statement is used in a multitude of examples such as the importance of a single vote in a tight election or the role of a particular individual in championing a project or giving leadership, vision and direction to an endeavor. A perfect example is Christina Hixson.
Play details religious interactions
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
A cowboy confronts a Hindu man about the building of a temple. It might sound like the start of a joke - except it’s based on real-life events. It’s one of the stories told in “The Hindu and the Cowboy - and Other Kansas City Stories,” written by Kansas City playwright Donna W. Ziegenhorn.
Military news
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Scouting news from around Lawrence
Scouting news
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Scouting news from around Lawrence
Commentary: Baseball approaching 21st century
November 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
On Oct. 9, 1996, the fate of two franchises was irrevocably altered - or so Orioles fans will tell you - when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium and turned what should have been an eighth-inning out into a game-tying home run by Derek Jeter.
Club news
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D5
Club news from around Lawrence
Faith briefs
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith-based events around Lawrence
Autopsy: Woman strangled self by accident
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy released Friday concludes.
Teacher who wants to take gun to class loses
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
A high school English teacher who wanted to take her semiautomatic handgun onto school grounds has no right to do so, a judge said Friday.
On the record
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 51-year-old Quincy, Ill., man reported the theft of a 42” LCD TV worth $1,199 to Lawrence Police on Wednesday. The crime occurred between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Louisiana Street.
Finland defends gun laws in wake of deadly school shooting
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
A teenage killer’s deadly school rampage has put Finns on the defensive about their relationship to guns. With 1.6 million firearms in private hands, the Nordic nation is an anomaly in Europe, lagging behind only the U.S. and Yemen in civilian gun ownership, studies show.
Horoscopes
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D7
You demonstrate unusual creativity and dynamic energy this year, making you close to unstoppable. Your charisma also comes out with a great deal of ease, especially when needed. In other words, should you know what you want, it easily could be yours to get. If you are single, you certainly will have your pick of potential suitors. If you are attached, let your sweetie be more dominant and strong-willed.
Kansas State hasn’t surrendered
After loss to lowly ISU, Wildcats hope to bounce back against NU
November 10, 2007
When Kansas State coach Ron Prince was in San Antonio in July for the Big 12 media days, he made sure to take three of his players to the Alamo Dome, site of the Big 12 Championship game. He told his players he wanted come back to that building in December - as Big 12 North champions.
Graduation rates calculated differently across America
Education secretary calls for consistency
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
If Congress doesn’t get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she’ll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way.
Senator, Marines young and old help Corps celebrate birthday
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas still remembers the gruff Marine recruiter who in the late 1950s told him that if he survived boot camp he’d become part of the greatest fighting force in the world.
DA forwards Deciphera investigation to AG’s office
Morrison will examine complaints about open meetings issues and financial interest of mayor
November 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The state’s top law enforcement officer is taking over an investigation into whether Lawrence city commissioners violated the state’s open meetings law when approving tax and other financial incentives for a growing pharmaceuticals company.
Food will be distributed Thursday afternoon
November 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. will distribute food items to those who have previously signed up for commodities from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the ECKAN Douglas County Center in the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court.
Around and about
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Around and about Lawrence
4-H and FCE news
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news from around Lawrence
Faith Forum: Is it a sin to be a rich person?
November 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
¢ Joanna Harader, pastor, Peace Mennonite Church: Managing wealth honorably is difficult¢ The Rev. Gary Teske, senior pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church: Riches touched by God can do good