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KU vs. Hartford women's basketball Camping for tickets Insect creations Veterans Day
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Polls
Who do you expect to be the most productive replacement for injured guard Sherron Collins?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed
 
36%
Rodrick Stewart
 
35%
Brandon Rush
 
20%
Jeremy Case
 
6%
Conner Teahan
 
0%
Total 873
Should KU football be ranked No. 1 in the country?

Poll results

Response Percent
No: They’ve played a soft schedule
 
51%
Yes: They’re undefeated
 
39%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 291
Will KU football go 11-0?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
83%
No
 
13%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 365
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Katie Jennings grew up fascinated with insects and now makes artwork using beetles, butterflies and other creatures from around the world. Art bug
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Some people see beetles as slime on the bottom of their shoes. Katie Jennings sees them as art. For the past five years, the Lawrence artist has been trying to create a buzz by mounting exotic bugs of all sorts in shadow boxes, with art paper for background.
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. Kansas thrives on road
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Perhaps more embarrassing than anything Kansas University football represented in the last five years was complete ineptitude, time and time again, when playing on the road.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas' Darrell Arthur hits a jumper in the paint against UMKC's Jeremiah Hartsock on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Allen Fieldhouse. Keegan: Bunnies Arthur’s weakness
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Some golfers miss three-foot putts consistently, yet that doesn’t stop them from saying, “I shot an 83, but it should have been a 78.” It can be that way for post players in basketball, too.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners broke the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door meeting to discuss granting more than $1 million in incentives to a local company, the Kansas attorney general has found. But Attorney General Paul Morrison is willing to forgo prosecution if city commissioners agree to admit their wrongdoing and personally pay for two hours of professional training on the open meetings law. City prepares to defend Deciphera deal
November 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City leaders on Monday became more aggressive in their defense of a controversial set of incentives given to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. Several commissioners continued to concede that there were flaws in the process related to approving the deal, but said they hoped the public would take a harder look at why the city was eager to keep the start-up cancer research company from leaving Lawrence.

All stories

6Sports video: Indians edge past Vikings, 77-74
November 12, 2007
The Haskell Indians won their first game of the season tonight against the Missouri Valley Vikings.
6News video: KU football tickets on demand
November 12, 2007
It’s not unusual to see KU students lined up for tickets for an athletic event outside Allen Fieldhouse, but this line of fans was not waiting for tickets to the next basketball game.
6Sports video: Robinson soars with outside shooting
November 12, 2007
With the absence of Sherron Collins, senior Russell Robinson is even more vital for the Jayhawks’ success.
6News video: City leaders to discuss Deciphera deal
November 12, 2007
Lawrence city commissioners plan to discuss a controversial tax incentive deal at their weekly meeting tomorrow night.
6Sports video: Reesing guides Hawks to victory
November 12, 2007
With the Jayhawks trailing in the second quarter, Todd Reesing’s completion to Marcus Henry not only moved the chains but kept the momentum for the Jayhawks.
6Sports video: Coaches eager for winter sports seasons
November 12, 2007
The winter sports seasons are officially underway for the prepsters: tryouts and workouts started today for boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ swimming and diving and wrestling.
6News video: KidCast with Blake Gibler-Fowler
November 12, 2007
Blake Gibler-Fowler gives tonight’s KidCast.
6News video: School construction delayed
November 12, 2007
The completion date for South Junior High was pushed back two more weeks. An update on the project shows the effect of weather delays.
6News video: Ex-smoker spreads message at KU
November 12, 2007
At one point, doctors had thought he died. Almost 15 years later, Don Young says he’s still surprised to be alive.
6News video: Last Call fight ends in murder
November 12, 2007
A fight at a Lawrence club led to a deadly shooting in Kansas City. Police say 18-year-old Dominic Bradley died after a shooting on I-435.
6News video: Quail Run teacher honored
November 12, 2007
A 20-year teaching veteran in Lawrence got a special honor today: Kristin Neider is the October Teacher of the Month.
6News video: Coal plant block could jeopardize wind farms
November 12, 2007
The state’s decision to block two coal-fired power plants could put an end to wind farm projects in western Kansas.
6Sports video: Talib named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
November 12, 2007
In last Saturday’s sweep in Stillwater, Junior QB Aqib Talib recorded a career-high 9 tackles.
6Sports video: Hawks’ win comes at expensive price
November 12, 2007
This afternoon KU’s leading scorer Sherron Collins underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot after turning his ankle in last night’s game.
6News video: Oread Inn tax on City Commission agenda
November 12, 2007
City leaders will consider plans for a seven-story hotel complex at 12th and Indiana. Developers have asked city commissioners to approve a sales tax to pay for upgrades to nearby streets and sidewalks.
6News video: Drivers feel cost of filling up
November 12, 2007
Local drivers are now shelling out about $3 per gallon for gas. 6News Reporter Crispin Lopez has more on the rising price of filling up at the pumps.
6Sports video: Morris takes Hawks to season’s first win
November 12, 2007
Kansas sophomore Sade Morris scored a career-high 17 points as KU opened the season with a 75-72 win over Hartford.
6News video: October ArtStar man of many talents
November 12, 2007
Free State High School senior Quinn Brabender started making movies as a weekend hobby, but as a member of Firebird Productions he’s gotten so good that students and staff specifically request his handiwork on film project.
Freshman Smith named Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week
November 12, 2007
Smith made 4-of-7 shots from three-point range, and she was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Four of those charities came in the game’s final minute against Hartford, the two-time defending America East champion, Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU guard Collins to miss six weeks following foot surgery
November 12, 2007
Kansas University sophomore point guard Sherron Collins, who rolled his ankle in Sunday’s 85-62 victory over UMKC, had surgery on Monday to repair a stress fracture in the fiftth metatarsal of his left foot.
6News Now: KU students camp out for KU-MU seats
November 12, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, it’s not unusual to see KU students lined up outside Allen Fieldhouse waiting for tickets, but this time they’re in line for KU-MU Arrowhead tickets, and more about the school district’s athletic facilities.
Fight in Lawrence might have led to shooting in Kansas City, police say
November 12, 2007
Police believe that a fight that started in a Lawrence club led to a deadly shooting in Kansas City.
Woman says she was kidnapped, beaten
November 12, 2007
She said she had been held by a 27-year-old Lawrence man who threatened her with a gun, and a 32-year-old woman who beat her with a kitchen utensil.
County considers bringing technology into courtrooms
November 12, 2007
The televisions and other electronic devices would make it easier for attorneys to show evidence to juries and judges by better using DVDs, VCRs, document cameras and computer software, court officials said during today’s commission meeting
Talib named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
November 12, 2007
Talib had nine tackles, an interception and a pass breakup in a 43-28 victory over Oklahoma State. His pick with 7:23 left was his fourth of the season and sealed the Jayhawks’ 10th victory of the season.
Bowman’s status unclear - or a secret
Oklahoma State wide receiver injured knee against Kansas; ‘wait and see’ approach taken
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Sunday the Cowboys would have to “wait and see” whether leading receiver Adarius Bowman would be able to return from a right knee injury in time to play against Baylor this week or at all this season.
Lawrence Datebook
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
City Commission agenda: Oread Inn issues up for approval
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider approving rezoning and special financing provisions for The Oread Inn, a proposed hotel project planned for 12th and Indiana streets near Kansas University.
Art bug
Lawrence woman creating buzz infesting art with insects, spiders
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Some people see beetles as slime on the bottom of their shoes. Katie Jennings sees them as art. For the past five years, the Lawrence artist has been trying to create a buzz by mounting exotic bugs of all sorts in shadow boxes, with art paper for background.
Keegan: Bunnies Arthur’s weakness
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Some golfers miss three-foot putts consistently, yet that doesn’t stop them from saying, “I shot an 83, but it should have been a 78.” It can be that way for post players in basketball, too.
Events calendar
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence
Robinson hot outside
Senior’s shot improving
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B6
On the playgrounds of New York City, it’s win or give up the court. That’s why the city’s playground legends through the generations have been guys who take it to the rack. With so much at stake, they didn’t want to let the wind or anything else come into play by firing many shots from the perimeter.
Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister arrested
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Police arrested the ex-foreign minister of the brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime and his wife today and brought them before Cambodia’s U.N.-backed genocide tribunal to face charges of crimes against humanity.
UCLA’s Collison still out
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Darren Collison will miss at least two more games for No. 2 UCLA while the preseason All-American guard recovers from a sprained left knee.
Chiefs stunned
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Nobody is happier than Denver to see Kansas City’s vaunted Arrowhead Stadium advantage melting away. With backup Selvin Young rushing for 109 yards and Denver scoring two touchdowns nine seconds apart, the injury-weakened Broncos beat the Chiefs, 27-11, Sunday for their first victory in Kansas City since 2002.
Maliki renews call to give insurgents amnesty
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
During an address in which he described the changes in Iraqi security as “remarkable” and pronounced the country “revived,” Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday announced his latest push for an amnesty program for insurgents, a plan that he said would allow Iraq to move past sectarian warfare.
Students camp out to get best seats for KU-MU game
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tickets to the Kansas-Missouri football game are a hot commodity, and Kansas University students camped out Sunday to ensure they get the best seats available. About 15 students set up tents and folding chairs Sunday in preparation for a long day and night of waiting to pick up tickets to the Nov. 24 Border Showdown, which become available at 9 a.m. today.
On the record
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence man was arrested on Sunday after flipping his car on the entrance ramp of the East Lawrence entrance to the Kansas Turnpike. Timothy Stultz, 38, was cited for reckless driving and for having an open container.
Trick or Treaty’ DVD sparks fears at Haskell
Some of new president’s changes questioned; allegations that school will close flatly denied
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Just eight months after starting her job as president at Haskell Indian Nations University, Linda Warner is being scrutinized. She is making a lot of small changes across the campus, but combined they have raised eyebrows. The biggest concern seems to be a possible 376 percent increase in student fees. Many think such an increase would decrease enrollment, or at worst put the university at risk of closure.
Trey, trey again
Chalmers, KU shoot down ‘Roos
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
A pure shooter with a mentality to match, Mario Chalmers shook his head ‘No’ when asked if Kansas University’s basketball players launched too many 3-pointers Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse. “I don’t think so. We shot 22 3s. That might be our new game plan,” the 6-foot-1 junior marksman said, grinning, after the Jayhawks’ 85-62 victory over pesky University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Bush marks Veterans Day at Texas ceremony
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush honored U.S. troops past and present at a tearful ceremony Sunday for four Texans who died there.
Packers leap to 8-1
Green Bay pounds Minnesota, increases lead in NFC North
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Brett Favre passed another milestone, and the Packers roughed up rookie running back Adrian Peterson. Favre joined Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 60,000 career yards as the Packers (8-1) went back to their short passing game after winning their last two games on a pair of deep passes from Favre.
Review: Claremont Trio’s solid show strongest at finish
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A5
A modest-sized Lied Center audience that passed up the Kansas University football game Saturday night in favor of the Claremont Trio was treated to a young ensemble who played a varied program with great intensity. Works by Schumann, Frank Martin and Beethoven showed the group’s flexibility during a two-hour concert by twins Emily (violin) and Julia (cello) Bruskin, and Donna Kwong (piano).
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 12, 1907: “The severe cold wave that hit Topeka yesterday brought with it a dearth in the supply of natural gas. With the mercury well below the freezing point, it was discovered that gas pressure was so low that flames were even insufficient for cooking, let alone heating.”
Seahawks, 49ers hardly a prime-time showdown
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
This 49ers-Seahawks pillow fight tonight could be the worst thing on prime-time television since “Celebrity Boxing.”
Not the right time
A new library isn’t in the cards right now, but perhaps that day won’t be far off.
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lawrence city commissioners did the right thing by not stringing out discussion of a new public library any further for now. At their meeting Tuesday, commissioners said that expanding the Lawrence Public Library or building a new facility was not in their plans for the foreseeable future.
Protect your computer from viruses
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Most people who run Windows are accustomed to spending $50 or more a year on anti-virus software. But if you use Windows at home - not for a business - you can lower that cost to zero with one of a few free anti-virus programs.
Chiefs make change at QB
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Kansas City Chiefs made their anticipated quarterback switch Sunday, replacing veteran Damon Huard with second-year man and training-camp favorite Brodie Croyle.
Tech group meeting to mix business, hoops
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Members and guests of the Lawrence Technology Association will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss issues of mutual interest’ including basketball.
KSU slips by Gorillas
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
Michael Beasley scored 30 points, most of them during a critical second-half run, and Kansas State escaped an upset.
Receptionist, support specialist join Prosoco
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Lawrence residents Carole Chavarria and David Owens have joined the staff at Prosoco Inc., a Lawrence-based manufacturer of products for cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete, brick and stone architecture.
Eudora vision
Tuesday’s approval of a $45 million school bond shows Eudora voters are looking to the future.
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
Congratulations to Eudora residents for approving a $45 million bond issue to pay for a new elementary school, new classrooms and a larger lunch area at Eudora Middle School, a new auditorium and classrooms for Eudora High School and a new district stadium.
On the money: combating consumer fraud
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
From sales scams to identity theft, consumer fraud is a serious problem today.How does a person protect against a shady sales pitch or unauthorized credit card use? A few answers can be found on Web sites dedicated to preventing consumer fraud.
Texas wins Big 12 tourney
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Texas defender Kasey Moore scored a goal and assisted on the other as the Longhorns defeated top-seeded Texas A&M, 2-1, Sunday to win their second consecutive Big 12 Conference women’s soccer championship.
Chase ends in fatality after leap over guardrail
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B12
A fleeing suspect fell about 125 feet to his death early Sunday after he leapt over a guardrail and slipped through the hands of a pursuing officer, authorities said.
Former lawmaker dies at 59
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B12
Former state Rep. Mike Farmer has died of leukemia. He was 59. Farmer, was appointed to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1993 and elected in 1994 and 1996, died Wednesday.
SLT moral issue
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: What many seem to ignore or fail to understand is that building the South Lawrence Trafficway on the 32nd Street, Wetlands alignment is not just a traffic, monetary or environmental issue. It contains a larger moral issue.
Eco-devo to-do list
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: If our political leaders want to improve job opportunities in Douglas County while minimizing cost to taxpayers and maintaining quality of life, they should do some common-sense things they haven’t yet done.
Hawaii QB might return
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
School officials believe Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan suffered a mild concussion during a jarring hit in Saturday’s 37-30 victory over Fresno State. He wasn’t available after the game, but said in a statement that he was “looking forward to getting back on the field for next week’s game.”
Aggressive staph germ attacks immune cells
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
The aggressive antibiotic-resistant staph infection responsible for thousands of recent illnesses undermines the body’s defenses by causing germ-fighting cells to explode, researchers reported Sunday. Experts say the findings may help lead to better treatments.
SpongeBob delves into Lost City lore
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B10
You don’t have to be a huge “SpongeBob SquarePants” fan to admire “Atlantis SquarePantis” (7 p.m., Nickelodeon), a TV mini movie special arriving at the tail end of a 12-hour “SpongeBob” marathon (7 a.m.).
Nic’ sparks women
Smith lifts Jayhawks to opening 76-72 win
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Mostly, her teammates just call her Nic, but Nicolette Smith may be in line for a new nickname. Smith drained 4-of-7 3-point shots, swished a couple of clutch free throws and snatched 10 rebounds to lead Kansas University to a 76-72 victory over Hartford in the women’s basketball opener for both schools Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. “Green Light Nic?”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
Odd Williams, a widely known Lawrence native who had served the city, Kansas University and the state of Kansas in numerous political, civic and philanthropic roles, died after suffering a heart attack at his home here.
School mental health services revisited
Center, district work to sustain alliance amid budget woes
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Mary Ann Mendenhall, a ninth-grader at Central Junior High School, just needs a place to vent on some days. For the past two years, that place has been the office of her WRAP social worker, Carice Riemann. “Some days, I’ll be coming in here steaming, and I’ll come out happy,” Mary Ann said.
Johnson wins again, seizes control
Barring collapse, Nextel Cup championship wrapped up
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
Nobody could touch Jeff Gordon in his prime, a three-year stretch when he won 33 races and consecutive championships. That was almost 10 years ago, and few thought they’d ever see a driver capable of dominating the way Gordon once did. Until Jimmie Johnson came along.
U.S. worries about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal in country’s current unrest
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
When the United States learned in 2001 that Pakistani scientists had shared nuclear secrets with members of al-Qaida, an alarmed Bush administration responded with tens of millions of dollars worth of equipment such as intrusion detectors and ID systems to safeguard Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.
Events celebrate men, women who served
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
It wasn’t six weeks after she joined the Army in 1943 that Virginia Visser was sent on a ship overseas. “They needed nurses so badly, we were on our way to Europe almost immediately,” she said. She landed in England and spent the duration of World War II serving in evacuation hospitals in France, Belgium and Germany, going as far as the Elba River, south of Berlin, before the Soviets pushed American forces back as they marched toward the German capital.
College Hoops Roundup: Zags open with win
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
Freshman Austin Daye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 14 Gonzaga open its season by beating Montana, 77-54, on Sunday.
Fort Riley soldier dies in car accident
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Fort Riley Soldier has died from wounds suffered in a single-vehicle accident on post grounds, the fort announced.
Musharraf to hold elections by Jan. 9 under emergency rule
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Pervez Musharraf announced Sunday that parliamentary elections would take place in early January but indicated that they would be conducted under emergency rule and a suspended constitution, raising questions about their legitimacy.
Jailbreak spurs rise in security
Escapees benefited from outside help, authorities say
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas authorities are tightening security at El Dorado Correctional Facility after last month’s prison break. But officials say the escape had more to do with outside assistance than a problem with security at the lockup. Authorities have accused Amber Goff, 23, a former prison guard, with helping the two inmates escape from a recreation yard Oct. 28.
Images salon, spa adds masseuse
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Danielle Meyeres recently joined the staff at Images Salon and Day Spa, Lawrence.
Obama says he’d tax more for Social Security
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Democrat Barack Obama said Sunday that if elected he will push to increase the amount of income that is taxed to provide monthly Social Security benefits.
Housing fund would address urgent need
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
The House of Representatives, which has a penchant for spending time on issues such as the Armenian genocide of 1915, actually did something useful last week. It passed a bill creating an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a measure which, if it becomes law, would add 1.5 million badly needed units in the next decade.
Made in China: consumer craze
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
I thought I was safe. I wasn’t a child, so I wasn’t likely to suck on lead-paint toys. I wasn’t a pet, so I wouldn’t get melamine-tainted wheat gluten in my food. Then Sanjay Gupta knocked me out of my safety net.
Jayhawk swimmers cruise
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Maria Mayrovich, Alicia Casillas and Danielle Herrmann led the Kansas University swimmers to a 171-68 victory over Drury on Saturday. The Jayhawks swept all events of the meet. Mayrovich, Casillas and Herrmann each recorded individual victories and broke Breech Pool records in their respective events.
Twyla Tharp Work anchors KU dance concerts
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C1
Jerel Hilding remembers that it wasn’t easy to earn the praise of legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp. Hilding performed in three Tharp works as a member of the Joffrey Ballet.
LSU, Oregon, KU big three in BCS
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Beware of Kansas. LSU moved into the first place in the Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday and Oregon jumped into second place, a day after previous No. 1 Ohio State was upset by Illinois.
Lone Star ranch to open Bison Country Store
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch plans to conduct a grand opening Saturday for its Bison Country Store.
Kansas thrives on road
KU football struggles away from home a thing of the past
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Perhaps more embarrassing than anything Kansas University football represented in the last five years was complete ineptitude, time and time again, when playing on the road.
KU basketball notebook
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
Brandon Rush will continue to practice this week as he makes steady progress from June 1 ACL surgery. Kansas University coach Bill Self was asked if the junior guard/forward could play in Thursday’s 7 p.m. game against Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse.
UMKC shows promise
Enthusiastic coach has ‘Roos fired up
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B7
It would have been easy for the University of Missouri-Kansas City men’s basketball team to pack up shop early Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Down 19 points to No. 4 Kansas University just five minutes into the second half, a comeback looked bleak for UMKC, picked to finish in the bottom half of the Summit League standings this year.
Ryan Wood’s Kansas football notebook
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Ohio State’s loss to Illinois on Saturday shuffled the top of the Bowl Championship Series standings on Sunday to KU’s advantage.
Scientists’ advice knocks out 2 troublesome birds
Americans can save the planet, their health by cutting calories, emissions at same time
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
America’s obesity epidemic and global warming might not seem to have much in common. But public health experts suggest people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time. How?
People in the news
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Former President Bush makes surprise skydive¢ Broadway stagehand strike continues¢ ‘Sopranos’ mobster hangout ‘whacked’
Horoscopes
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B10
You have the capacity to make big changes in your life this year, if you so choose. If you remember that not everything you hear is accurate, you will be less prone to make mistakes. If you are single, a friendship could develop into a lot more, if you wish. If you are attached, the two of you need to establish a strong goal to work toward and fulfill this year.
Bee Movie’ controls box office with $26M weekend
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B10
Jerry Seinfeld turned more honey into money as his animated comedy “Bee Movie” buzzed to the top of the box office in its second weekend.
Snow shovelers sought for hospice patients
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care is in need of people to help hospice patients with snow removal during the winter months.
Play well, or farewell
Firms seek new hires who fit in
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
A resume and a brief job interview can’t answer the question that matters most to a new hire’s co-workers: Is this person an absolute pain? Despite a labor shortage in many sectors, some employers are pickier than ever about whom they hire.
Sometimes honesty is best policy
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: I recently left a good-paying job after five years with the company. The problem was with the two girls I had to work with. They would feed off each other and make it so difficult for me. My supervisor said her hands were tied.
Official: It’s time to redefine privacy
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.
NBA Roundup
November 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Spurs 113, Bucks 88¢ Heat 75, Knicks 72¢ Hornets 93, 76ers 72¢ Wizards 101, Hawks 90¢ Rockets 85, Bobcats 82¢ Pistons 107, Sonics 103¢ Cavaliers 103, Clippers 95
Report: Adoptees should have access to court files
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
Few issues are more heatedly debated in child-welfare circles today than whether adopted citizens should have access to their original birth certificates and other legal documents.