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Archive for Sunday, November 11, 2007

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KU vs. UMKC
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Polls
After Week 11, who do you consider to be truly the nation's best college football team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas
 
64%
LSU
 
16%
Oregon
 
15%
Oklahoma
 
2%
Missouri
 
1%
West Virginia
 
0%
Total 4052
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 p.m.
Kansas receiver Marcus Henry (86) is brought down by Oklahoma State defensive back Jacob Lacey. Henry finished with 199 yards on eight catches. Keegan: Kansas, Henry a good (mis)fit
November 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The college football waters are anything but still. The giants continue to drop, one by one, and the basketball giant is the lone football school from a BCS conference without a loss. The landscape is so different that Kansas University even has one of those classic tall, long-armed, high-jumping, fast Big 12 receivers playing on its side, pulling a big victory out of the sky, instead of having to watch one on the other side.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas' Mario Chalmers warms up before the taking the court against UMKC on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Allen Fieldhouse. Chalmers’ six threes key 23-point effort, KU takes down UMKC, 85-62
6:23 p.m., November 11, 2007 Updated 9:05 p.m.
A Mario Chalmers layup off a steal with over a minute left was the final piece to his sound evening on the floor. KU wasn’t all that sound defensively and committed some silly errors, but eventually pulled away in its second game of the regular season. Mario Chalmers scored a game-high 23 points, hitting several of his six three-pointers in key moments when KU needed a pick-me-up. Russell Robinson hit three longballs of his own, finishing with 15, while Darrell Arther had 13 and both Sasha Kaun and Sherron Collins scored 10 apiece. KU is off until Thursday, when the Jayhawks face Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Brian Farley, plant manager for the Bowersock Power Co., looks out at the Kansas River as it flows over the Bowersock Dam on Thursday. Inspections of the dam, which was built in the 1870s, are done mostly by feel because the river is so muddy. But city leaders would like to get a good look at it now because a new report by a city-hired engineering firm says there is reason to be concerned about the dam's future. Bowersock Dam’s future as murky as muddy Kaw
November 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
No one has actually seen the Bowersock Dam for more than 30 years now. Sure, thousands of motorists a day can get a peek at the structure as they drive across the twin Kansas River bridges near Massachusetts Street. They can see the constant white fury of foam, and notice how the dam divides the river into peace and chaos. They can see the “flash boards,” the jagged pieces of lumber atop the dam that look like a broken-down 19th century ballpark fence. But what isn’t seen is the muscle.

All stories

Extra Minutes: Kansas 85, UMKC 62
November 11, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s third win in six days, counting Tuesday’s exhibition finale. Mario Chalmers led the way with 23 points, including a career-high six three-pointers.
6Sports video: Jayhawk hoops squad tops UMKC
November 11, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk men’s basketball team defeated the UMKC Kangaroos by a final score of 85-62.
6News video: City leaders ponder Bowerstock Dam’s future
November 11, 2007
It may be Lawrence’s oldest piece of infrastructure, but now the Kansas River’s Bowerstock Dam, built in 1874, is getting a fresh look.
6News video: Investigations continue into Friday’s fiery standoff
November 11, 2007
The investigation continues into a 10-hour standoff on Friday, south of Lawrence that left a home destroyed by fire.
6News video: I.C.L. Performance Products gets important upgrade
November 11, 2007
A 4-million-dollar upgrade is giving a chemicals plant north of town more than a strong position in the consumer electronics industry.
6Sports video: Dream season continues as ‘Hawks drop OSU
November 11, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk football team improved to 10-0 after defeating Oklahoma State by a final score of 43-28.
6News video: Delivering news of fallen soldiers a tough task
November 11, 2007
Since 2001, more than 4,000 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice. For each fallen soldier, a fellow soldier has the solemn duty of knocking on a door and delivering the news that every family dreads.
6News video: Downtown Lawrence to take a step back in time next month
November 11, 2007
More than 300 horses will parade down Massachusetts Street in the 15th Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.
6News video: V.F.W. and American Legion gather to remember fallen soldiers
November 11, 2007
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion gather together to remember those who served in the armed forces.
6Sports video: KU women’s bball team defeats Hartford in nail-biter
November 11, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawk women’s basketball team barely defeated the Hartford Hawks by a final score of 75-72.
Bowersock Dam’s future as murky as muddy Kaw
Engineering report raises concerns about integrity of 1870s structure
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
No one has actually seen the Bowersock Dam for more than 30 years now. Sure, thousands of motorists a day can get a peek at the structure as they drive across the twin Kansas River bridges near Massachusetts Street. They can see the constant white fury of foam, and notice how the dam divides the river into peace and chaos. They can see the “flash boards,” the jagged pieces of lumber atop the dam that look like a broken-down 19th century ballpark fence. But what isn’t seen is the muscle.
KU jumps to third in latest BCS rankings
November 11, 2007
Ohio State’s loss to Illinois on Saturday created a little bit of wiggle room for Kansas University to continue climbing. The Jayhawks, after beating Oklahoma State 43-28 on Saturday, is now ranked third in the Bowl Championship Series standings. The top two teams at the end of the regular season will play for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7.
Chalmers’ six threes key 23-point effort, KU takes down UMKC, 85-62
06:23 p.m., November 11, 2007 Updated 09:05 p.m.
A Mario Chalmers layup off a steal with over a minute left was the final piece to his sound evening on the floor. KU wasn’t all that sound defensively and committed some silly errors, but eventually pulled away in its second game of the regular season. Mario Chalmers scored a game-high 23 points, hitting several of his six three-pointers in key moments when KU needed a pick-me-up. Russell Robinson hit three longballs of his own, finishing with 15, while Darrell Arther had 13 and both Sasha Kaun and Sherron Collins scored 10 apiece. KU is off until Thursday, when the Jayhawks face Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.
Review: Claremont Trio’s intensity grows throughout concert
November 11, 2007
A modest-sized Lied Center audience who passed up the football game Saturday night in favor of the Claremont Trio was treated to a young ensemble who played a varied program with great intensity.
The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 43, Oklahoma State 28
November 11, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s finishing touch on a clean sweep of the Big 12 South in the 2007 regular season, also giving KU its first 10-0 start since 1899.
Torture is new political litmus test
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
Remember that golden, innocent time - the 1980s and ‘90s - when the phrase “political litmus test” was associated with the debate about abortion rights, and torture was associated with the Spanish Inquisition?
Pakistani government: Emergency rule will end within a month
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
Pakistan eased its crackdown on opponents Saturday, releasing opposition leader Benazir Bhutto from house arrest and saying it will lift a state of emergency within a month. But the government blocked a meeting between the deposed Supreme Court justice and Bhutto, who pledged to lead a 185-mile protest march.
More grandparents caring for grandchildren full-time
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B8
Joan Clark has reached that stage in life that is not quite an empty nest - for the second time. She is one of a growing number of grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Music Man’ looks great, needs a few tweaks
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B8
What does it take for us to believe? That’s the fundamental question asked in “The Music Man,” the American musical theater classic that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Changing political colors
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The dissatisfaction with the Iraq war helped turn Congress from red to blue last year, but it hasn’t done much for major policy shifts abroad or at home.
Bankruptcies
November 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Brooks goes another round as pop champ
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D10
After prevailing upon an arena full of fans Tuesday to sing the chorus to his 1990 ballad “Unanswered Prayers” without accompaniment - twice in a row - Garth Brooks sat back against his drummer’s kit and murmured into his signature headset microphone.
Change in cat’s appetite can signal underlying problem
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D12
Yolanda works from home, and Posie is her constant companion. Yolanda has been feeding her calico cat the same brand of dry cat food for some 13 years, and Posie seemed quite content until the last month or so. It seems that Posie has become quite finicky.
Lobster tale
Novelist Stewart O’Nan offers poignant portrait of man on verge of losing himself
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Henry David Thoreau would have understood Manny DeLeon. Manny, the hero of Stewart O’Nan’s new novel, knows quite a bit about a life of quiet desperation, and in “Last Night at the Lobster,” O’Nan beautifully sings his plaintive song.
Second-date tests can make relationships soar - or sour
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
If a first date is akin to kicking the tires of a sports coupe on a car lot, the second date is like taking your potential dream rig for a test drive. At the risk of reducing dating to a visit to the auto mall, the second date is as important as that initial encounter in learning about the other person.
OSU bemoans turnovers
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
Oklahoma State wide receiver Adarius Bowman, who caught 300 yards and four touchdowns last season in Lawrence, was a non-factor Saturday in a 43-28 Kansas victory against the Cowboys before he left the game with an injury in the second quarter.
Building a career
Jayhawks big man relishes opportunities
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Stepping into Allen Fieldhouse as he enters his fourth year as a student at Kansas University, redshirt junior Matt Kleinmann sees things through different eyes. Following a summer internship with 360 Architecture in Kansas City, Mo., he now looks at the old barn - site of today’s 7 p.m. battle against UMKC - as both a college athlete and a hopeful designer.
Yi vs. Yao draws huge audience
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets game had a distinctly local flavor for NBA fans in China. Among the estimated 100 to 200 million TV viewers in China were more than 400 who packed a Beijing bar at breakfast time Saturday to watch a live televised broadcast of Rockets star Yao Ming against Bucks’ rookie Yi Jianlian in the Chinese players’ first NBA matchup.
Chiefs set for key AFC West clash
Battered Broncos come limping into Arrowhead
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Only a year ago, Kansas City and Denver would have needed 15-1 records to barrel past San Diego in the rough-and-ready AFC West. Now it’s looking like 8-8 might sneak away with the title. Or perhaps to the NFL’s embarrassment, the AFC West could become the first division to crown a sub-.500 champ.
Priest charged in stalking hospitalized
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking talk show host Conan O’Brien was admitted to a hospital for evaluation Saturday after briefly going missing.
Pre-war mistakes still undercut
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B11
In late 2002, two strong-willed CIA officers, identified only as Beth and Margaret, were at daggers drawn. They had diametrically opposing views about the veracity of an Iraqi defector’s reports concerning Saddam Hussein’s biological weapons programs, and especially the notorious but never seen mobile weapons labs.
Governor committed to license plan for now
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Facing growing pressure from his own party, Gov. Eliot Spitzer indicated he had not ruled out rescinding a heavily criticized plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, according to published reports.
Road info
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Road information in and around Lawrence
Man, 70, charged with robbing bank
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Police say a 70-year-old man told them he tried to solve his financial problems with a grocery bag, bandanna and a 50-year-old handgun that doesn’t work.
K-State stops Washington
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C12
Shalee Lehning had 16 points and 11 assists to lead Kansas State to an 88-61 victory over Washington on Saturday. Lehning also had six rebounds and four steals before being substituted out with five minutes remaining, missing out on a third career triple-double.
KU ROTC honors veterans
University cadets hold a 24-hour vigil at the campus’ war memorials
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The view facing north on Kansas University’s Memorial Drive is a peaceful scene, overlooking a patchwork of red, orange and yellow-leafed trees and the algae-trimmed water of Potter Lake. But panning across the serenity of the hill, a more violent picture develops. The winding road leads past a collection of memorials honoring KU’s veterans of the wars in Vietnam and Korea, and World Wars I and II.
President unveils Arafat mausoleum
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dedicated Yasser Arafat’s sleek new mausoleum in a ceremony Saturday, drawing on his predecessor’s continued popularity as he heads into peace negotiations with Israel.
Lawrence Datebook
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Poet’s Showcase
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
“Joy of Flying” By Myrliss Hershey
Cruise ship run aground is refloated
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
A small cruise ship that was run aground to keep it from sinking earlier this week was refloated Saturday and escorted to a shipyard in nearby Norfolk, the Coast Guard said.
Crew rescued after Navy chopper goes down
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
A military helicopter crashed off the coast of Southern California late Friday, and all seven crew members were rescued, Navy officials said. The Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter crashed about 100 miles from San Diego about 9 p.m., Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Liz Meydenbauer said. The crew was rescued soon after.
Bush, Merkel committed to using diplomacy with Iran
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush sought Saturday to reassure skeptical Europeans and critics at home that he remains committed to using diplomacy in dealing with Iran.
Escaped Kansas inmates will face charges in New Mexico
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Two inmates who escaped from a Kansas prison will face charges in New Mexico before being extradited to Kansas, district attorneys in both states announced Saturday.
Dreaming of a pink Christmas: Stores hope color will drive sales
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
Toy makers and toy retailer Toys “R” Us Inc. are banking on pink as the new green this Christmas. Manufacturers such as Hasbro Inc. and Fisher-Price have created all-pink, girl-oriented versions of classics such as Monopoly and the Lil’ People School Bus, and Wayne, N.J.-based Toys “R” Us has made sure its shelves are stocked with those products.
Two’s a crowd
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
According to the 2006 census, 3.8 million married couples live under different roofs. Judith Newman and her husband, happily married and raising twin boys, are one of them.
Clinton, Giuliani locked in symbiotic battle
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B11
Can you win your party’s presidential nomination by running against someone in the other party as if she already were in the White House? Can you be nominated on your leadership qualities even if major chunks of your party’s political base find your views on the issues repugnant?
Navy, UNT cruise past scoring record
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
Navy is no stranger to high-scoring games. The Midshipmen have an NCAA record, and a bowl berth-clinching victory, to show for their latest one. The Midshipmen and North Texas scored a major-college record 136 points in Navy’s 74-62 victory Saturday.
Keegan: Kansas, Henry a good (mis)fit
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
The college football waters are anything but still. The giants continue to drop, one by one, and the basketball giant is the lone football school from a BCS conference without a loss. The landscape is so different that Kansas University even has one of those classic tall, long-armed, high-jumping, fast Big 12 receivers playing on its side, pulling a big victory out of the sky, instead of having to watch one on the other side.
Stagehands strike, shutting down most Broadway shows
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D9
Broadway stagehands went on strike Saturday, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals on what is the most popular theatergoing day of the week.
Report: Ex-insurgents kill 18 al-Qaida members in Iraq
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
Former Sunni insurgents asked the U.S. to stay away, then ambushed members of al-Qaida in Iraq, killing 18 in a battle that raged for hours north of Baghdad, an ex-insurgent leader and Iraqi police said Saturday.
Stepfather, friend charged in girl’s slaying
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two men were charged Saturday with murder and rape in the death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found the day before in a hillside cave in southwest Missouri.
Georgian leader: Pressure won’t end emergency order
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
Georgia’s president said Saturday he would not allow foreign pressure to determine when to end a state of emergency imposed this week, though he assured he would lift the restrictions soon.
Pilot has no regrets transporting children
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A10
An ailing Belgian pilot charged with complicity in an alleged kidnapping attempt by a French charity working in Chad said Saturday he had no regrets about his role in transporting the group.
Wissel leads Jayhawk runners at regionals
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Senior Colby Wissel qualified for the NCAA Championships for the Kansas University cross country team with his fifth-place finish at the Midwest Regional Championships on Saturday afternoon. As a team, the KU men finished 10th and the women placed 12th in the 19-team field.
Combat wounds have lifelong effects on marriages, families
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
The telegram that arrived on Nov. 15, 1969, was not pessimistic: “Private First Class Johnny O Brooks was slightly wounded in action.” It gave 20-year-old Flora Brooks, recently married, no hint of how much her life was about to change.
Horoscopes
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D9
Once you decide what you want, you could be very hard to stop. You have many qualities that you are able to harness and use in a most powerful manner this year. Know when you have had enough or when it is time to change directions. A friend often pushes you hard. Your endurance does count.
On the record
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported a number of fire calls.
Questions, answers about Pakistan’s situation
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
Why Is Pakistan under a state of emergency? Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani leader, cited the threat posed by Islamic militants who have staged a campaign of suicide bombings in Pakistani cities in recent months and have been fighting government troops in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Crockett and Tubbs return in iconic style
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D11
Are you a fan of such cop shows as “The Wire” or “C.S.I.”? If so, you owe a little debt of gratitude to “Miami Vice.” I hear you scoffing. None of the police officers on your favorite show run around in Italian suits (over T-shirts!) and pastel colors or own a pet alligator named Elvis.
Episcopals elect new Chicago bishop to lead 41,000-member church
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Rev. Jeffrey Lee was elected the new Episcopal bishop of Chicago on Saturday, culminating an election that drew worldwide attention to select the next leader of the 41,000-member church.
Concerts to replenish music endowment
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence High School and Free State High School musicians will play concerts today at a fundraiser for a local music education endowment.
Tainted meat can be sold if cooked
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
One federal inspector calls it the “E. coli loophole.” Another says, “Nobody would buy it if they knew.” The officials are referring to the little-discussed fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed it acceptable for meat companies to cook and sell meat on which E. coli, a bacteria that can sicken and even kill humans, is found during processing.
Allegresse trio to perform at Swarthout
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D7
Allegresse, a new trio composed of Margaret Marco, Kansas University associate professor of oboe, Ellen Bottorff (piano) and Annie Gnojek (flute), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.
Registration available for Thanksgiving 5K
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
The fourth annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22 on Elm Street, north of Second Street.
Amazing veterans
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: When the Lawrence Public Library began gathering the stories of World War II veterans during the opening of the Dole Institute of Politics in 2003, we did not know fully what to expect.
Zoo gets bear as part of expansion
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
There are many changes going on at the Clay Center Zoo. Cissy, a 15-year-old female black bear, is the zoo’s newest addition. And there may be more residents to come.
Fear of insanity slips away like thief in night
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
“Order whenever you’re ready,” bellowed the speaker box. “I’d like a chicken Caesar salad, please,” I replied, way too loudly. (Why do we think we must achieve the same ear-splitting volume as the speaker in the drive-through lane?) “And can I get that with diet dressing?”
Nazi tactic
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Several recent writers have attempted to justify the use of torture if an individual possessed vital information. So what if the individual is innocent? Do you apologize?
KSU rowers defeat KU
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Kansas University rowing team fell Saturday to Kansas State, 16-9, in KU’s final fall regatta. The Jayhawks took the three novice races, but narrowly fell to K-State in the varsity races. It was K-State’s first victory over the Jayhawks in a dual since 2005.
6 soldiers killed in ambush
2007 has been deadliest year in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Militants ambushed and killed six U.S. troops walking in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan - the most lethal attack in a year that has been the deadliest for the U.S. military here since the 2001 invasion.
Tiller grand jury shouldn’t have been stopped, lawmakers say
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
A group of Republican legislators say the Kansas Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it put on hold a grand jury investigation into a Wichita doctor who is one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers.
City struggles with worst infant mortality rate in U.S.
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
The first thing you notice is how tiny they are: Row upon row of babies, some no older than this day, hooked to grotesque jumbles of tubes. Press your palm against the incubator wall and the infant inside disappears from view.
KU’s Murphy Hall celebrates 50 years
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
A good building can facilitate good art, according to James Moeser, the man largely responsible for the expansion of the School of Fine Arts in Murphy Hall at Kansas University.
Patriot Guard rides to rescue of veterans’ families
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
In the past two years, the Patriot Guard has grown from an idea hatched by American Legion Riders in the small south-central Kansas town of Mulvane to a fixture at the funerals of fallen soldiers throughout the country.
How high will it go?
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The prices posted on gas station signs across Lawrence have gone up by more than 70 percent since the war in Iraq started.
Classic fragrances return to perfume counter
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D7
Hubert de Givenchy expanded into the fragrance business 50 years ago using a famous face as inspiration: his muse, the late Audrey Hepburn. L’Interdit was the first “celebrity” fragrance, created to honor the friendship between the designer and actress.
KUMC prof honored with teaching award
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B9
Robert Klein, professor of anatomy at Kansas University Medical Center, last weekend was awarded the national Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.
Empowering clean cuts
Project to pump pure acid into electronics market
November 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
ICL Performance Products is poised to pour its products into the most high-tech of industrial work, now that the company’s plant at the edge of North Lawrence is equipped to deliver a new level of highly purified phosphoric acid.
Watchdog says checks confirm drug on toys
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
China’s safety watchdog confirmed Saturday that toy beads recalled in the United States and Australia after sickening children contain a substance that can turn into the “date-rape” drug after ingested.
Rural home in ashes after standoff
Law enforcement officials suspect property owner burned down buildings
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
A rural Douglas County home has been reduced to ash, the result of Friday’s 10-hour standoff between the man who owned the property and local law enforcement.
Alvamar president joins owners’ board
November 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
Dick Stuntz, president of Alvamar Inc., has been elected to the board of the National Golf Course Owners Association.
Tech coach rips officials after loss
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach ripped game officials Saturday, suggesting the crew favored Texas, after the Longhorns beat the Red Raiders 59-43. Without naming him, Leach noted that referee Randy Christal lives in Austin.
Turnpike connections
Improvements to the Kansas Turnpike also will put more pressure on Lawrence routes that provide access to turnpike interchanges.
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
Recent news stories about the upcoming replacement of the Kansas Turnpike bridge over the Kansas River north of Lawrence should serve as a loud alarm for Lawrence officials concerning the need to update the city’s street system.
Tech gives Knight 891st win
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C12
Martin Zeno scored 19 points, and Alan Voskuil keyed a second-half run to lead Texas Tech past UC Riverside, 68-56, Saturday.
Best-sellers
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Fiction: “Book of the Dead,” by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $26.95).Nonfiction: “I Am America (And So Can You),” by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99).
Double feature: Sex farce uneven, drama stands out
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B9
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.
Politician raps to prove she’s proud of heritage
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Say it loud. She’s Chinese and she’s proud. A 67-year-old Hong Kong politician responded to accusations of being unpatriotic by lip-synching to Cantopop star Scott Hui’s “Proud to be Chinese” in a rap music video on Youtube.
Journal-World accepting all-area nominations
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
It’s time, once again, to put together the Journal-World’s all-area teams, honoring those athletes in our coverage zone that excelled during the fall season.
Ophthalmologist joins LMH staff
November 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
Dr. Marie Koederitz has joined the active medical staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Thirteen folds
November 11, 2007
They have a stack of 150 flags to fold. It’s one of the many activities the American Legion Auxiliary has put together to support troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ready to serve
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Destiny Boutchee is among the 250 people who have enlisted out of the Lawrence Army recruiting office since 2003.
Art of seduction
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
What do women want? The November issue of Men’s Health has the answer. The magazine compiled six research-proven ways to get, and seduce, the girl of your dreams.
Tricks for looking good when you’re feeling bad
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
Imagine this: You wake up one morning with achy muscles, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a cough that just won’t quit. You’ve caught a cold and, whether it’s because you’re meeting with a client or making a big presentation, missing a day of work just isn’t an option.
Energy options
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Who becomes defiant and throws temper tantrums when they do not get their wishes and do not want to listen to reason? Two-year-olds, Sunflower Electric and Kansas legislators (who even throw in political posturing).
Benefit will feature big-band music
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D7
Radio personality Bob Newton will emcee an upcoming benefit concert, “Swingtime & Coffee,” which will feature music from the big-band era. The event will be 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., and will raise funds for Kansas Advocates for Better Care.
Suitcase nukes - a Hollywood favorite - probably a myth
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat - information the White House includes on its Web site.
Huskers blast ‘Cats
Nebraska vents frustration on K-State
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Once Nebraska’s offense got going, coach Bill Callahan showed no inclination to let up. Joe Ganz threw for 510 yards and seven touchdowns to set school records and Nebraska scored on 11 straight possessions while ending a five-game losing streak with a 73-31 dismantling of Kansas State on Saturday. Did Callahan run up the score? “I didn’t think about the score,” he said. “We just kept playing.”
Bizarre ending dooms Buffs against Iowa State
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik wasn’t sure what happened at the end. Neither was Colorado coach Dan Hawkins. They weren’t alone.
Omon sets mark
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
One-time Lawrence resident Xavier Omon became the first player in NCAA history to rush for 1,500 yards in four seasons Saturday in Northwest Missouri State’s 49-14 victory against Missouri Southern.
Group to sponsor health fair, bazaar
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
School Nutrition Association of Kansas members of the Lawrence Sunflower Chapter No. 36 will be host to their seventh annual Health Information Fair/Shopping Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the commons area of Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Training for an uncertain future
November 11, 2007
Since the war started, ROTC focus on leadership has remained unchanged. But some things are different.
KU, Fort Leavenworth ties strengthen
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
The interaction that has sprung up between KU and Fort Leavenworth since the Iraq war is far removed from the university’s days of protests and firebombs during the Vietnam War era.
Baker to celebrate international education
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D7
Focusing on the theme “Poverty: A Global Perspective,” Baker University will celebrate International Education Week Monday through Friday.
Extension council to meet Nov. 29
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Douglas County Extension Council annual meeting is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.
New scenic byway gets raves
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B12
The state’s ninth and newest designated scenic byway, zigzagging through more than 50 miles of central Kansas, is “probably the most scenic yet,” said the state’s byways coordinator.
Busch looking to make history
Driver has chance to sweep three weekend races
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch’s run of bad luck officially ended Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch followed his Friday night Truck Series win with a victory Saturday in the Busch Series, giving him a chance today in the Nextel Cup event to become the first driver to sweep all three of NASCAR’s national series at the same track on the same weekend.
Volunteers rescue dogs from suspected puppy mill
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Some of the adult dogs arriving at the Montgomery County, Md., animal shelter Thursday acted like newborn pups with splayed legs, wobbly as they tried to walk. They had never been on solid ground.
What makes a hero? Study finds loyalty, bravery both help
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body. Heroes all. But what personal qualities made them heroic?
A tour to remember
Some vets already thinking about Iraq war memorial
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
Sometimes, around the American Legion Post in Lawrence, talk turns to what would be an appropriate memorial to remember those who have died in the latest conflict in Iraq.
KU volleyball snags comeback victory
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
After trailing two games to none Saturday night, the Kansas University volleyball team showed battled back to win the last three games and earn a 3-2 victory over Colorado. Kansas improved to 12-15 on the season and 5-12 in Big 12 matches. Colorado dropped to 6-19 overall and 1-16 in league play.
UMKC running (and gunning) for Jayhawks
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
It figures to be bombs away for the University of Missouri-Kansas City during today’s 7 p.m. nonconference clash at No. 4-ranked Kansas University.
Horses give parade its old-time feel
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
It’s billed as a trot back in time. More than 300 horses will parade up Massachusetts Street next month in the 15th Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.
Pump patrol
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.98 at the Presto at 602 W. Ninth St.
Boy winning cancer battle
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Christian Faulkner is winning his battle with cancer. Although the 7-year-old Lawrence boy’s fight isn’t over, the lymphoma he was diagnosed with nearly two years ago is in remission. The tumors found in his chest are long gone.
Lights first step toward athletic upgrades
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
It will be the first nudge of the athletic facilities improvement conversation for Lawrence high schools. But it won’t happen just yet. Lawrence school board members Monday are expected to defer giving the nod for administrators to seek bids for adding lights to Free State High School’s softball field, said school board President Linda Robinson.
Talib ends ‘drought’
Corner gets first pick since Oct. 6
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
The slump is dead. Kansas University junior cornerback Aqib Talib cut in front of a Zac Robinson pass and intercepted it with 7:32 left on Saturday, sealing the Jayhawks’ 43-28 victory at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Messengers of war
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
For the casualty notification officers at Fort Riley, the mission starts with a phone call and doesn’t end until they knock on the door and tell the family that their loved one has died.
Weekly peace vigils in Lawrence
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
In the beginning, people came by the hundreds. Now, the weekly peace vigil draws a few dozen attendees.
America East favorites first test for Kansas
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Danielle McCray dazzled for Kansas University on Thursday, but Hartford U. has a dandy Danielle, too. In fact, Danielle Hood and the rest of the Hawks have been tapped as the unanimous preseason favorite to capture the America East Conference women’s basketball championship.
U.N. report: Agree on ban or expect human clone
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The international community faces a stark choice: outlaw human cloning or prepare for the creation of cloned humans, U.N. researchers said Saturday.
Explosion injures six maintenance workers
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
An explosion in the hull of a Navy cruiser during routine maintenance injured six workers on Saturday, one of them critically, authorities said.
Commentary: Teams bear steroids responsibility
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
A few days before the official word came out, the reports were that Jacksonville lineman Marcus Stroud would be suspended for steroids. Coach Jack Del Rio wasn’t going to talk about that, but he did allow that Stroud had been good for the team.
Houston ousts Wizards, 2-0
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
Nate Jaqua and Dwayne De Rosario scored goals, and the Houston Dynamo advanced to its second straight MLS Cup with a 2-0 win over Kansas City in the Western Conference final on Saturday night.
Workers suspect ‘ghost’ in courthouse
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
As the story goes, inexplicable activity springs from the fifth floor of the Reno County Courthouse when the sun goes down. Lights turn off by themselves. Candles burn in an empty room inspected just minutes before. Sounds of crying and clanking echo, but no one else is there.
Racy ‘Motor Mouth’ moves a mile a minute
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Fast cars, hot guys, murders, mysteries and a 140-pound Saint Bernard named Beans: They all combine to make “Motor Mouth” an action-packed page-turner.
Fun fact
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
What’s in a name? According to the 486 men surveyed in the November issue of Men’s Health, a lot.
Military action fattens deficit
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Lawrence’s tab for the Iraq war: $93.7 million. Kansas’s share: $3.6 billion.
Pulitzer Prize winner, author Norman Mailer dies at age 84
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country’s literary conscience and provocateur with such books as “The Naked and the Dead” and “The Executioner’s Song,” has died at the age of 84.
Mercer shocks USC
Georgetown survives William & Mary
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C12
Give it up for the Atlantic Sun. Mercer capped a sensational week for the low-major conference, stunning No. 18 Southern California, 96-81, Saturday and spoiling O.J. Mayo’s college debut.
Ohio St. gives an inch, Illinois takes a mile
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
Top-ranked Ohio State’s national title hopes teetered on a timeout, the ball inches from a first down for Illinois. Illini coach Ron Zook changed his mind and decided to go for it on fourth down, and that was the beginning of the end for the Buckeyes’ hopes of redeeming themselves in this season’s national championship game.
Some antique silverware contain hidden inscriptions
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D6
Mysteries are part of the attraction of antiques. Where did they come from? Who owned them before? What are they worth? How were they used? Sometimes the answer is right before your eyes. Silverware has carried inscriptions since the days of the Romans.
People in the news
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D9
¢ Report: Prince Harry, girlfriend call it quits¢ Court orders husband of singer Winehouse held¢ Michael Feinstein song to kick Macy’s parade¢ Ono unveils art exhibition in Brazil
Dog food goes gourmet - but is it healthy?
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D12
If you really want to start a heated debate up at the dog park, don’t bring up Iraq or the presidential election: Ask the dog owners what kind of dog food they use.
Kansas football notebook
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas is 10-0 for the first time since 1899. With Ohio State’s loss to Illinois earlier Saturday, the Jayhawks are the last unbeaten team among the six major conferences.
Spain’s king tells Chavez to ‘shut up’ during summit in Chile
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The king of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to “shut up” Saturday during a heated exchange that soured the end of a summit of leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Game balls & Gassers
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
Marcus Henry: Contributed his fifth 100-yard receiving game with career-high 199 yards and three touchdowns on eight catches.Anthony Webb: Still sets himself up for too many punishing hits instead of calling for a fair catch.
Home sweet home
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Matt Jordon has been away from home for half of the couple’s seven-year relationship. First it was to Bosnia and then to Iraq.
Baker drops pair of hoops contests
Wildcats men, women both fall
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Baker University mens and women’s basketball teams both dropped their contests Saturday night, with the BU men falling to Ottawa, 85-70, and the women losing to Park University, 57-52.
KU passes test, moves to 10-0
Jayhawks improve to 10-0 with victory over Cowboys
November 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
This is beyond a nice little run, beyond a cute storyline and into the world of straight-faced seriousness. Kansas University has one of college football’s top teams in 2007. Because, without fail, it has an answer for everything. A counterpoint for every point. A backup plan for every hiccup. A victory for every challenge. Ten in all.