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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 www.cancer.org or participating in local smoking-cessation programs.

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6Sports video: KU’s big men need to take charge with Collins sidelined
November 13, 2007
With Sherron Collins sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a foot injury and Brandon Rush still recovering from a torn ACL, the Jayhawk basketball team hopes the big men will take charge.
6Sports video: B-Mac’s big season a surprise to many
November 13, 2007
When Brandon McAnderson was recruited, he was brought in as a fullback - a player to block for the running back and to gain extra yardage here and there. However, the senior has excelled at the running back position and is only 61 yards shy of 1,000 yards rushing this season.
6Sports video: KU volleyball squad prepares for final week of the season
November 13, 2007
Tomorrow night, the Jayhawk volleyball team travels to Manhattan to take on K-State as the ‘Hawks head down the home stretch of this season.
6Sports video: Smith shines in Jayhawk debut
November 13, 2007
While it didn’t exactly come as a surprise that the KU women’s basketball team won their season opener against Hartford - but the fact that a freshman led the team in scoring and rebounding certainly did.
6Sports video: Teammate hoping to get Reesing recognized for Heisman
November 13, 2007
Nationally, Todd Reesing winning the Heisman Trophy still seems like a long-shot, but a grassroots effort may get underway for the Kansas quarterback thanks to one of his teammates.
6News video: Higher score on Saturday means lower prices on Tuesday at KU bookstores
November 13, 2007
It’s part of a downtown promotion. For each touchdown KU scores, customers receive 5% off their purchases - with a maximum discount of 30%.
6Sports video: Rush not ruled out against Washburn
November 13, 2007
Don’t rule out KU basketball star Brandon Rush for Thursday’s contest against Washburn.
6News video: Construction at SJHS to finish before December; designers praised
November 13, 2007
After 65 days of weather delays, construction at South Junior High should wrap up by the end of the month. And while construction crews scurry to get the job done, the school’s designer’s are soaking up praise.
6News video: Vehicle windows shatter in two separate incidents
November 13, 2007
Two women get quite a scare overnight after their vehicle windows are shattered while driving on Lawrence roads less than two hours apart.
6News video: Citizens speak out against the way city leaders handled tax incentives deal
November 13, 2007
City Commissioners apologize tonight for the way they handled a tax refund package for a growing pharmaceuticals company - a deal members of the public call a violation of the public trust.
6News video: Baldwin High senior helps the homeless
November 13, 2007
One young man goes above and beyond the call of duty to help the homeless tonight. The Baldwin High senior says he did it because once, he was in their shoes.
Thursday’s the day to be a quitter
Smokers are challenged to pack it in
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
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 www.cancer.org or participating in local smoking-cessation programs.
LIVE BLOG: City Commission talks about Deciphera, Oread Inn
04:26 p.m., November 13, 2007 Updated 11:44 p.m.
Developing from 6:35 p.m. city commission meeting. We’ll see what the public has to tell commissioners about the Deciphera deal.
6News Now: Windows on two different cars shattered overnight
November 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, two women driving in Lawrence overnight had their vehicle windows shattered, and city leaders will examine their handling of the closed-door deal for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals.
Census revises estimate, says Lawrence growing slightly
November 13, 2007
City leaders announced today that the Census Bureau has added 505 people to the 2006 population estimate for Lawrence. The bureau also added 436 people to the Douglas County total.
Windows shattered on two vehicles overnight
November 13, 2007
Police investigating two incidents of shattered windows on vehicles overnight in Lawrence.
School board briefs
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ New courses planned¢ Construction update¢ Projectors approved
Lawrence Datebook
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Woodling: Big 12 fumbles officials
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Somewhere in the back pages of the Coaching Handbook is a rarely used ploy. If your team loses a game you think will be damaging to your players’ psyches and the game contained some marginal calls that went against you, blame the officials.
OSU’s Bowman out due to knee injury
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Oklahoma State wide receiver Adarius Bowman will miss the remainder of the regular season because of an injured right knee.
KU’s Smith honored
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
A media voting panel tapped Kansas University basketball forward Nicollette Smith Big 12 Rookie of the Week. She had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-72 victory Sunday against Hartford.
Sans Durant, Texas struggles
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Texas won its season opener but boy, did the Longhorns miss Kevin Durant. Last season’s freshman phenom and national player of the year is now in the NBA, and his absence left a huge hole in the Texas offense as the 16th-ranked Longhorns scored their fewest points in a season-opening win in 25 years in a 58-37 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Monday night.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 13, 1907: “Thomas White, 74, an old resident of Perry and one of our pioneers in the region, died yesterday. He had lived in Perry for 40 years, coming just after the Civil War.”
Be prepared for long-term care
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B9
A number of surveys show that many people are unprepared for the cost of a prolonged illness, especially in their senior years. By unprepared, the surveys mean that not enough folks are buying long-term care insurance, which can cover the cost of nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and in-home care.
Horoscopes
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
This extraordinary year, many events and happenings could punctuate your life. If you want to understand what is going on with someone, walk in his or her shoes. You will gain a greater understanding. If you are single, you’ll meet people with ease in 2008. If you are attached, you will enjoy being together even more than in the past.
HINU pair all-conference
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Two Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball players have been named to the All-Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference team.
National spotlight
Reesing among Heisman Trophy candidates
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Every year in November, the Heisman Trophy Trust sends letters out to some 25 colleges across the country, preparing them for the possibility of having a Heisman candidate on campus.
Pride in Marine service grows stronger with time
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Once a Marine, always a Marine. Even when giving birth. Since joining the Marine Corps at the age of 20 in 1945, Anna Carol Wright - like all Marines - knows the corps’ birthday is Nov. 10. It also was on that day in 1953 when Wright gave birth to her third daughter.
Court upgrades considered
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Technological and electronic improvements in two courtrooms, which would include mounted 50-inch plasma TVs, are under consideration by Douglas County District Court and county commissioners.
White House ordered to keep e-mails
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
A federal judge ordered the White House on Monday not to destroy any backup computer tapes of its e-mail, pending civil litigation seeking to learn more about what happened to a trove of messages missing from a 2 1/2-year period earlier in the Bush presidency.
Efforts ignored
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: David Smith, in his Nov. 10 “Rescind rebate” letter to the editor says, “Giving the public’s money to private companies is a serious matter, and the commission has a duty to seek public input and obey relevant laws before acting.
Not progress
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Strange! How thoughtlessly we use terms such as “growth” and “development” as though they represented some great “good,” when in fact, each may represent disaster or worse.
Leach unapologetic about ref rant
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach was unapologetic Monday for comments he made about officiating in the Red Raiders’ 59-43 loss to No. 12 Texas. After watching film of the game, he held his ground on the thrust of his postgame comments Saturday about bad calls that went the Longhorns’ way.
Seahawks stifle 49ers
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Darrell Jackson sat stewing at his locker long after most of his San Francisco teammates left Monday night, the longtime Seattle receiver still wearing his grass-stained 49ers uniform. After a historically bad night for his new team during another steady victory for his old Seahawks, Jackson could be excused for momentarily wishing he never had changed jerseys.
Atlantic Sun does number on Top 25
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Atlantic Sun Conference doesn’t have any members in the Top 25, but its teams knocked a couple of big-name schools out of the rankings.
As college tuition inflates, so do presidents’ wallets
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
College presidents are getting healthy raises, and a dozen at private universities earn $1 million or more with benefits, according to a new survey. Salaries at public universities remain a tier lower but also are on the rise, with eight presidents making $700,000 or more last year, according to the annual survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Who cares?
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Well, here we go again. We sorely need the South Lawrence Trafficway. It makes no difference who we have to bulldoze under; we gotta have it.
PM stresses importance of ties with U.S.
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Prime Minister Gordon Brown stressed the importance of ties with the United States and outlined foreign policy priorities Monday, pledging to press for tough new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
U.S. urges government to end state of emergency
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
A U.S. diplomat urged the government of this former Soviet republic Monday to “restore the momentum of democratic reform” by immediately lifting a state of emergency and freeing all television stations to broadcast the news.
Gundy dismisses linebacker Collins after guilty plea
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Linebacker Chris Collins was permanently dismissed from Oklahoma State’s football team Monday, six days after he pleaded guilty to the felony aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Texas.
Blacks should speak for themselves
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Beg pardon, but who died and made Al Sharpton president of the negroes? Not that Sharpton has ever declared himself as such. But the fact that some regard him as black America’s chief executive was driven home for the umpteenth time a few days ago after TV reality show bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman got in trouble for using a certain toxic racial epithet - six letters, starts with “n,” rhymes with digger - on the phone with his son.
Study: ‘Hidden costs’ double price of wars
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
The economic costs to the United States of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far total approximately $1.5 trillion, according to a new study by congressional Democrats that estimates the conflicts’ “hidden costs” - including higher oil prices, the expense of treating wounded veterans and interest payments on the money borrowed to pay for the wars.
City prepares to defend Deciphera deal
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Studio owner earns alumnae honors
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Alison Hearne Atkins, owner of Alison H. Atkins Studio of Voice, Lawrence, was among 100 alumnae of East Carolina University recognized for their accomplishments and distinguished careers.
Finnish school shooter, Pa. teen talked online
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Dillon Cossey knew his online friend from Finland only as “sturmgeist89.” They met two or three months ago through the YouTube video-sharing site and found they shared common interests: the Columbine school massacre, violent videos and video games.
Ship pilot in oil spill may have underplayed damage
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Investigators want to know whether a ship pilot under investigation in San Francisco Bay’s biggest oil spill in nearly two decades initially played down the damage to his vessel, Coast Guard officials said Monday.
Indians, Juneau notch first victory
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
A hot shooting night from 3-point range by the Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball squad earned the team its first victory under new coach Ted Juneau.
Students camp out for tickets only to end up with poor seats
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s not uncommon for lines of students to stretch around Allen Fieldhouse before a game. But on Monday, for perhaps the first time anyone can remember, the line of Kansas University students waiting for football tickets was perhaps 50 times longer than the line of people waiting for tickets to men’s basketball games.
Fans start drive for bowl trips
KU leaders, travel agencies anticipate potential destinations
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kansas University fans hungry for bowl trips already are inquiring about travel plans, whether it’s to San Diego, Dallas or - if the unbeaten crimson-and-blue streak continues - perhaps New Orleans to close out this most unexpected of football seasons.
Commodities
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B9
Futures ended lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 1 cent to $7.61; December corn dropped 7.75 cents to $3.79; December oats lost 4 cents to $2.855; January soybeans dropped 10 cents to $10.46. Beef and pork futures closed mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
U.N. envoy returns after 4-year ban
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
A U.N. envoy who returned to Myanmar after a four-year ban visited a notorious prison for political prisoners Monday as he began investigating how many people were killed and detained in a crackdown on demonstrators.
Benefit to aid transplant patient
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A benefit dinner is scheduled to help a 24-year-old Lawrence resident who will have a double lung transplant in the coming months at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Center offers seminar for QuickBooks Pro
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present a financial seminar, “The Complete QuickBooks Pro,” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Summerfield Hall, 1300 Sunnyside Ave. on KU’s main campus.
Fight at Last Call leads to homicide
After being kicked out of club, participants wage gun battle on I-435
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A fight that started in a Lawrence club early Sunday led to a deadly shooting in Kansas City, police there said. One of the shooting victims, Dominic Bradley, 18, died at a Kansas City area hospital, police said. A second man was critically wounded and two others were treated and released from hospitals.
Warmer winter may ease pressure on heating bills
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
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.
Taxi driver killed by private security guard
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
A private security guard fatally shot an Iraqi taxi driver, Iraqi officials said Monday, in the latest incident involving what Iraqis believe are unprovoked killings by contractors hired to protect Americans.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
KU junior Aqib Talib was named Big 12 defensive player of the week on Monday for his work in the Jayhawks’ 43-28 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Attorneys, staffers attend training
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B9
Ten staffers from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office recently participated in a two-day training event in Topeka provided by the Kansas County and District Attorney’s Association.
Croyle gets nod for Chiefs
Edwards hopes change will provide ‘spark’
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Damon Huard is out, and Brodie Croyle is in as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Herm Edwards said Monday the rifle-armed Croyle, who came in for a shaken-up Huard against Denver on Sunday, would start at Indianapolis on Sunday as the Chiefs try to snap a two-game losing streak and revive one of the NFL’s weakest offenses.
Hyperactive kids catch up to peers
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
The brains of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder develop more slowly than those of other children but eventually catch up, according to a government study published Monday that suggests ADHD might be a transient condition, at least for some people.
Party people: LHS political clubs debate environmentalism
November 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Party People is a monthly forum in which members of the Young Republicans and Young Democrats at Lawrence High School address the same topic in point-counterpoint style, writing columns from their respective political viewpoints. The feature runs on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year. If you have ideas for topics that you’d like the columnists to address, please send e-mail to Mindie Paget at mpaget@ljworld.com.
For sale: Piece of Kansas lore
After 40 years, owners put Oakley’s Prairie Dog Town up for sale
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B10
In the market for a six-legged cow? How about a 17-foot-tall concrete prairie dog? Then Larry Farmer has a deal for you. For the past 40 years, Farmer has owned Oakley’s Prairie Dog Town, a homegrown business that attracts nearly 30,000 people annually.
Photo director advises aspiring journalists
November 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Thad Allender, photo director at the Lawrence Journal-World, discussed his career in photography with the members of Angle on Nov. 1 and offered tips and techniques for blossoming photographers.
Roundtable combines military, social sciences
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Military officers and university professors will put their heads together this week to see how the application of social sciences might save lives for both sides in battle.
Virginia’s vanity shows in personalized license plates
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
URSOVAIN Virginia. You, too, New Hampshire, Illinois, Nevada and Montana. A state-by-state survey of the popularity of vanity license plates has found that car and truck owners in Virginia are the vainest of them all.
Opposition leader put under 2nd house arrest
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Authorities mounted a massive security operation today to hold opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for the second time in five days and prevent her from staging a 185-mile protest march against emergency rule.
Fractured foot sidelines Kansas guard Collins
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will be without sophomore point guard Sherron Collins the next six weeks. Collins, who sprained his left ankle in the second half of Sunday’s 85-62 victory over UMKC, had surgery Monday to repair a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot.
Science stands trial on NOVA
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
In a two-hour special not to be missed, the “NOVA” presentation “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) recalls the recent case of the Dover, Pa., school district that tried to introduce the controversial theory into its high school biology classes to counter the alleged flaws in the theory of evolution.
Deep focus
Free State filmmaker sets sights on future in cinema
November 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Quinn Brabender eats an entire bag of candy, chugs 12 bottles of Jones Soda and a cup of coffee, and passes out on his computer keyboard. He wakes up 36 hours later, disoriented, in bed. “What time is it?” he mumbles, checking his alarm clock. Brabender gasps. “I’m wasting valuable experimentation time!” he shrieks, stumbling to his feet and rushing out of the room.
New study refutes finding that having sex younger leads to delinquency
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Researchers at Ohio State University garnered little attention in February when they found that youngsters who lose their virginity earlier than their peers are more likely to become juvenile delinquents. So obvious and well established was that cause-and-effect connection that it was already part of the required curriculum for federal “abstinence only” programs.
Hamas opens fire at Fatah rally
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
A rally of more than 250,000 Fatah supporters ended in mayhem Monday, with Hamas police opening fire and protesters hurling rocks or running for cover. Seven civilians were killed and dozens were wounded in the violence between Palestinian factions.
Leavenworth honors veterans with parade
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Shouts of “welcome home” and “thank you” echoed through the crowd as one float in particular passed by during Monday’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day parade. The “Our Returning Heroes” float was one of more than 200 that participated in the parade Monday, which was recognized for the first time by the Veterans Day National Committee as an official Veterans Day regional site.
Haskell slips by Waldorf in overtime, finishes 2-9
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
DeAndre Andersen’s 13-yard touchdown run gave Haskell Indian Nations University (2-9) a 21-14 overtime football win over Waldorf College Saturday.
Pope plans April visit to U.S.
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI will meet the president, hold two public Masses and address the United Nations as part of his first visit to the United States as pontiff and the first papal trip to this country since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Cast of Free State musical ‘Urinetown’ ready to go
November 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
There was a rumor that this year’s musical at Free State High School would be “Grease.” When theater instructor Nancee Beilgard announced that it actually would be “Urinetown,” the students were disappointed - at first. That’s because most of them didn’t know much about the show, which opened off-Broadway in 2001 and went on to win three Tony Awards the following year.
Lute to return ‘shortly’
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Arizona interim coach Kevin O’Neill said Lute Olson would return soon from his personal leave of absence.
Official proposes ban on feeding pigeons
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
Put your hands up and back away from the breadcrumbs. Feeding New York City pigeons could soon be banned under a proposal to thin the flocks of the birds sometimes referred to as “rats with wings.”
Energy company urged to refocus
Environmental group advocates exploration of renewable power
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Colorado power company wanting to build a 700-megawatt coal-fired plant in western Kansas should abandon that plan and opt for conservation and renewable energy sources. That’s the conclusion of an analysis released Monday that was conducted by Summit Blue Consulting for Western Resource Advocates, an environmental group.
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.
Pump patrol
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several locations.
2 teens charged with killing, decapitating acquaintance
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Two thrill-seeking teenagers stabbed an adult acquaintance, took a blowtorch to his corpse and threw his severed head into a river, prosecutors said Monday as they charged the pair.
On the record
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police are investigating a possible kidnapping after a woman told them she was held against her will and beaten during the weekend. The 22-year-old woman called police Sunday morning after she escaped from an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Tax statements mailed this week
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office will be mailing 47,700 tax statements later this week.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
Gov. John Carlin, reacting to news that the state’s financial reserves could be depleted by Jan. 1, announced an allotment system of new budget cuts.
Community center opens in Eudora
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
The indoor portion of the $3.8 million Eudora Community and Aquatics Center will be open to the public today for limited use. Eudora Parks and Recreation Director Tammy Hodges said the community room, kitchen and fitness center at the recreation center, 1628 Elm St., are now available.
Poachers, loggers threaten smallest bear
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
The world’s smallest bear species faces extinction because of deforestation and poaching in its Southeast Asian home, a conservation group said Monday.
Wichita considers indoor smoking ban
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Smokers in the state’s largest city may soon have to snub out those cigarettes. The Wichita City Council is sniffing out the possibility of a some type of indoor smoking ban, perhaps before the end of the year.
BCS rank ‘the right number’
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Poor welcome
An anonymous attempt to spread rumors and cast suspicions is unfair to the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University.
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A9
It’s unfortunate that the tenure of the new Haskell Indian Nations University president already is stirring suspicions. However, the shadowy allegations put forth in a DVD now circulating on the Haskell campus may provide a positive opportunity to air some complaints and allay some fears.
Gordon makes Hoosier history
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B4
Indiana fans welcomed Eric Gordon by chanting his name Monday night. The highly touted freshman responded with an opening act that lived up to the billing. Gordon finished with 33 points, the most ever by an Indiana player in his college debut, and it was his play at both ends of the court that eventually helped the eighth-ranked Hoosiers beat Chattanooga, 99-79, in their season opener.
Durability of recent security gains to be tested as troops leave Iraq
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
The first big test of security gains linked to the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq is at hand. The military has started to reverse the 30,000-strong troop increase and commanders are hoping the drop in insurgent and sectarian violence in recent months won’t prove fleeting.
N.D. farmers want to grow hemp, not pot
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A10
Wayne Hauge grows grains, chickpeas and some lentils on 2,000 acres in northern North Dakota. Business is up and down, as the farming trade tends to be, and he is always on the lookout for a new crop. He tried sunflowers and safflowers and black beans. Now he has set his sights on hemp.
Herbal sex pill alternatives can be dangerous with heart meds
November 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Many of the pills marketed as safe herbal alternatives to Viagra and other prescription sex medications pose a hidden danger: For men on common heart and blood-pressure drugs, popping one could lead to a stroke, or even death.
People in the news
November 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Rapper’s mom may have died from surgery ¢ Attorney may seek video of Spears driving¢ Elisabeth Hasselbeck announces son’s name¢ Oscar-winning director Delbert Mann dies¢ Dennis Quaid and wife welcome twins
Suicidal signals often difficult to decipher
November 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: How can I tell if my teen is thinking about suicide?