Archive for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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KU women vs. UMKC
Who is more likely to win a National Championship this year?

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KU Football
KU Men’s Basketball
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Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
8:57 a.m.
Kansas University students, from left, Jeremy Todd, a freshman from Liberal, and Paul Wetzel, an Olathe freshman, pass the night resting on a couch on the lawn of Allen Fieldhouse waiting to pick up tickets to the KU-Missouri football game on Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Some students weren't happy that after waiting for tickets all night, some more comfortably than others, the only available seats to the game were in the upper deck of Arrowhead. BCS rank ‘the right number’
November 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Don’t get greedy. So what if zero is still less than one? Who cares if a Duck is getting more respect than a majestic Jayhawk? Kansas University football fans Monday weren’t complaining too loudly that the Jayhawks improved only to No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence in the News
New Mizzou shirts invoke image of Quantrill's Raid
Posted November 13, 2007
First, KU fans wore "Muck Fizzou" T-shirts as a thinly veiled attempt to speak their minds about the collegiate rival.Now, some Missouri fans are fighting ...
4:00 p.m.

In shorts and a long-sleeved shirt, Lawrence resident Steve Birchfield replaces the bag on his lawnmower under the foliage of the trees aligning Tennessee Street Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. Officials from the National Weather Service are predicting warmer temperatures than normal for northeast Kansas and much of the country this winter. Warmer winter may ease pressure on heating bills
November 13, 2007 in print edition on 3A
This winter could mean good news for your heating bill. The National Weather Service is forecasting warmer-than-normal temperatures for northeast Kansas and much of the country, except the Pacific Northwest.
10:00 p.m.
Dr.Lida Osbern, a pulmonologist with Reed Medical Group, 404 Maine, inspects a chest X-ray showing lung cancer. About 87 percent of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. The Great American Smokeout, set for Thursday, encourages smokers to kick the habit. Thursday’s the day to be a quitter
November 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The butt stops here. Butt out. Kick butt. However you say it, the day again is coming when the American Cancer Society reminds smokers that the habit costs money, harms others and can take years off the life of users. The Great American Smokeout, set for Thursday, is the annual call for smokers to take the challenge to quit by visiting or participating in local smoking-cessation programs.

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Lawrence Datebook
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Commentary: KU status reminiscent of KSU in ‘98
Jayhawks’ soft slate begs question: Should a team be able to schedule its way to the national title?
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kansas is 10-0 for the first time since 1899, and that might mean big Bowl Championship Series trouble again for those of us who remember Kansas State in 1998.