Archive for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Also from November 14

On the street
Photo galleries
Heisman candidates
With a week to go until Thanksgiving, how will you be getting to grandmother's house?

Poll results

Response Percent
We’re staying home
Through the woods
Over the river
Total 174
What do you think of Tuesday's City Commission discussion of how the Deciphera tax rebate was handled?

Poll results

Response Percent
I still have unanswered questions
I’m satisfied, and it’s time to move on
Total 180
Brodie Croyle is in. Damon Huard is out. Was it the right time to make the switch?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. The offense has struggled, but Croyle still isn’t ready.
Yes. The timing is perfect.
No. Croyle should’ve taken over much earlier in the season.
Total 8

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Baldwin City High School senior Robbie Brewster, 17, right, passes out a "survival kit" to Mattie Mincey at the Community Drop-In Center. Brewster assembled and passed out 50 of the kits Tuesday; they included blankets, food, shampoo, soap, books and other items for people entering the winter season homeless. High school senior’s ‘survival kits’ for homeless more than a project
November 14, 2007 in print edition on 3A
A Baldwin City teen’s school project lit up faces at the Community Drop-In Center on Tuesday night. Seventeen-year-old Robbie Brewster shyly passed out backpacks and totebags to a crowded house of people who are entering the winter season in a state of homelessness. Some recipients quietly received the bags and stepped out of the crowd. Others gave Brewster elaborate handshakes and high-fives.
12:00 p.m.
High School Spodcasters
Bulldogs Still Battling
Posted November 14, 2007
In this week's edition of High School Spodcasters, Journal-World high school sports editor Matt Tait and Baldwin City Signal sports guy Jimmy Gillispie discuss Baldwin High's run through the Class 4A state football playoffs. The Bulldogs are the only area football team still playing. They'll travel to Louisburg (12-0) at 7 p.m. Friday night for the 4A state semifinal contest.

All stories

County declares burn ban
November 14, 2007
Dry conditions spark action.
Bans expand
The proliferation of smoking bans across Kansas may be an argument for setting statewide standards.
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
Momentum may be building for a statewide ban on smoking in public places. As more Kansas communities approve a hodgepodge of smoking bans, it starts making more sense to standardize smoking regulations across the state.
KU to test new text notification system
12:00 a.m., November 14, 2007 Updated 09:29 a.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas University will test its emergency text message system Friday.
Lawrence Datebook
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Sabathia reels in AL Cy Young Award
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
C.C. Sabathia beat Josh Beckett at last - albeit a few weeks later than he hoped.
NBA Roundup
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scores around the league.