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Archive for Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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

Poll results

Response Percent
We’re staying home
 
45%
Through the woods
 
29%
Over the river
 
24%
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
 
61%
I’m satisfied, and it’s time to move on
 
31%
Undecided
 
7%
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.
 
37%
Yes. The timing is perfect.
 
37%
No. Croyle should’ve taken over much earlier in the season.
 
25%
Total 8
Videos

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 www.cancer.org 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

Man arrested in Pleasant Grove fire
November 14, 2007
The man in custody for barricading himself at his home south of Lawrence Friday is in the Douglas County Jail tonight.
6Sports video: Useless Trivia with DJ
November 14, 2007
DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless Fieldhouse trivia.
6News video: Fans light up street with KU pride
November 14, 2007
Six Jayhawk fans on Kentucky Street added “10-0” in Christmas lights to the front of their house after Saturday’s football victory.
6News video: Christmas can’t be very far away
November 14, 2007
A sure sign that the holidays are upon us: crews were out this morning along the east side of Massachusetts Street stringing Christmas lights in trees.
6News video: Man arrested in Pleasant Grove fire
November 14, 2007
The man in custody for barricading himself at his home south of Lawrence Friday is in the Douglas County Jail tonight. Darrel Maley, 57, was arrested today on an arson charge.
6News video: FOP files lawsuit over firing range
November 14, 2007
The Fraternal Order of Police files a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court asking a judge to let them continue operating a firing range at the FOP lodge southwest of Lawrence.
6News video: Airport business park could cost $8 million in public funds
November 14, 2007
The public improvements needed for an airport business park could total $8 million. City Manager David Corliss says the City Commission will consider a number of important policy issues regarding the development.
6Sports video: Turnovers are where it’s at
November 14, 2007
Much of the Kansas football team’s success can be attributed to turnovers. While the offense takes care of the ball, the defense is taking it away.
6Sports video: Morris twins, Little join team
November 14, 2007
The Kansas men’s basketball team picked up three expected letters of intent on the first day of the national signing period.
6Sports video: UMKC match could be Henrickson’s 200th win
November 14, 2007
The Jayhawk women take on UMKC tonight in what could be Coach Bonnie Henrickson’s 200th win. Kevin Romary has more from Allen Fieldhouse.
6Sports video: Freshman helps Hawks jump over Kangaroos
November 14, 2007
Freshman forward Krysten Boogaard sees the KU women’s basketball team to a 64-58 victory over UMKC.
6News video: Burglaries sound alarm for student residents
November 14, 2007
Residents at the Sunrise and Hawker apartments near the KU campus take extra security steps this week after a burglar broke into several homes and made off with hundreds of dollars in cash and electronics this weekend.
6Sports video: Sunflower State showdown continues tonight
November 14, 2007
The Sunflower State showdown resumes tonight in Manhattan as the Hawks travel to take on Kansas State.
6Sports video: KU defense up against ISU touchdown duo
November 14, 2007
The Kansas defense is preparing to face one of the top touchdown combinations in the country this weekend: Iowa State senior quarterback Brett Myer and senior wide receiver Todd Blythe.
6News video: Library to open in novel location
November 14, 2007
With thousands of books but no money to make the Perry Lecompton Library a reality, one resident thought the saga had come to end. That was until a gift from an unlikely source helped her open a new chapter.
6News video: Modern warfare discussed at Dole
November 14, 2007
The changing face of warfare was the hot topic of discussion tonight at the Dole Institute of Politics. Lieutenant General Wiliam Caldwell spoke about the evolution of military conflict and its tactics.
6News video: New study: More sleep may lower chance of child obesity
November 14, 2007
A new study says more sleep may help reduce a child’s chance of becoming obese.
6News Now: Getting enough sleep may help reduce childhood obesity
November 14, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a new study says more sleep may help reduce a child’s chance of becoming obese, and a look at a literal “Rock Chalk Jayhawk.”
Rush might play Thursday
November 14, 2007
Don’t be surprised if Brandon Rush makes his season debut on Thursday against Washburn. Plus, KU received signed Letters of Intent from three of its five Class of 2008 commitments Wednesday.
County declares burn ban
November 14, 2007
Dry conditions spark action.
Two women arrested in kidnapping
November 14, 2007
Runita J. Bell, 32, and Annetta D. Moten, 40, both of Lawrence, are to have their first appearances Thursday in Douglas County District Court. Both were arrested on county warrants.
Tourism already affected by oil spill
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
The oil spill that has already fouled San Francisco Bay and delayed the Dungeness crab season is raising fears that visitors will be reluctant to dine in the city’s famed seafood restaurants.
Racial gap in foster care shows biases
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The white social worker looked at the dark spots on the black child’s body and assumed the youngster had been beaten. The family denied it, but the social worker insisted. It turned out the child had “Mongolian spots” - harmless skin blotches common among black children. The social worker’s mistake was discovered before the parents got into trouble.
Chlamydia cases set record for STDs in U.S.
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A12
With more than 1 million cases of chlamydia last year, the U.S. set a record for sexually transmitted diseases. But health officials believe better screening explains most of the increase - not an explosion of infections.
Supreme Court action sought in funeral protest cases
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B16
The Westboro Baptist Church has taken an unusual legal move by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a Maryland lawsuit and a Nebraska criminal case to protect the fundamentalist group’s right to protest at military funerals.
A dirty, sexy, guilty pleasure
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B15
The year’s smartest new guilty pleasure, “Dirty Sexy Money” (9 p.m., ABC), may be the one breakout show in an unremarkable season. Like any good champagne soap opera, its characters vacillate between moments of extreme selfishness and romantic longing. We know these deeper sentiments arise from their narcissistic hearts, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real.
Horoscopes
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B15
Expect your fair share of volatility this year. You might often dream of a calm port in the storm. This year you are being asked to flex more than in the past. You might want to do something differently. Wondering what to do or how to handle a situation often plagues the ever-certain Scorpio. If you are single, you could meet someone exceptionally exciting who might offer a lot but not be stable.
Safety pushing Talib
Thornton has as many picks, half the snaps
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s on now. When Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib intercepted his fourth pass of the season Saturday at Oklahoma State, it was reminder to many of the All-America resume Talib continues to build on the football field.
Council could streamline kids’ education
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
State education leaders Tuesday endorsed creation of a group to align all Kansas education levels - from preschool through post-secondary and even career training beyond that. “This has some great potential to create something positive for the kids of Kansas,” said Kansas Board of Regents Chairwoman Christine Downey-Schmidt.
Turkey reportedly fires against Kurdish rebels
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Turkish aircraft reportedly fired on villages inside Iraq’s northern border Tuesday, but there was no sign of a larger military operation that Turkey has threatened to unleash on Kurdish militants hiding inside Iraq.
Thanksgiving staple’s allure inexplicable
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
I will be one of the few people filling my plate on Thanksgiving who doesn’t claim to love turkey dressing or stuffing or whatever we choose to call it. Part of the problem is that I don’t “get” stuffing. At the risk of overanalyzing a side dish, I think this is a timely subject, worthy of our consideration.
Top 25 roundup: Lute-less UA shaky in opener
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
No. 17 Arizona lacked an inside presence and toughness. The Wildcats were also missing Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson. It all added up to a shaky 76-69 victory over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night.
U.S. must seek new Pakistan leadership
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
The next few weeks, or maybe days, will determine the fate of Pakistan - a country containing both Islamist terrorist groups and nukes. This is the quintessential post-9/11 nightmare. A military dictator losing his grip, with local cells of Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida poised to take advantage.
People in the news
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B15
¢ Members sue ‘Hannah Montana’ fan club¢ Clark, Seacrest co-host ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’¢ Stephen Colbert in 3-way tie for board¢ West’s plastic surgeon had past problems
Zab Zib event set for greenhouse
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
Howard Pine’s Greenhouse will be host for the second-annual Zab Zib, an art show and flea market that also will serve as a collection point for food, coats and toys to be given to people in need.
Food service training scheduled
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: Are you offering a ServSafe Training for foodservice managers before the end of the year?
Downtown bistro to close Sunday
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
New Hampshire St. Bistro is closing, a little more than a year after owner and chef Michael Levy renamed and moved his Westside Deli & Bistro from northwest Lawrence to the downtown district.
Construction to block hospital entrance
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
A construction crew will begin resurfacing the circle drive at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s main entrance off Arkansas Street on Thursday. Patients and visitors are encouraged to enter the hospital through the Lawrence Health Plaza entrance just south of the main entrance at 330 Arkansas during the work, which is expected to last through Nov. 26.
Revealing all-star appliances
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports culled a year’s worth of product testing for the cream of the crop in kitchen appliances. CR also identified common goofs and came up with ways for shoppers to avoid making mistakes.
Program seeking to corral stray cattle
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Stray livestock and cars don’t mix. That’s why the Reno County Farm Bureau started a program this fall aimed at returning wandering animals to their owners’ fields more quickly.
Public comments on health issues sought
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby and other agency officials will seek public comment from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday during a meeting at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.
Hearing scheduled in child sex case
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Nov. 20 preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Carbondale man charged in Douglas County with sex crimes against two Baldwin City girls.
Commodities
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
Soybean futures jumped higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while other futures slipped lower. Wheat for December delivery fell 15 cents to $7.46; December corn lost 4.75 cents to $3.7425; December oats dipped 1.5 cents to $2.84; January soybeans rose 10.75 cents to $10.57.
Charges won’t be filed against Sacramento center
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Prosecutors declined to file charges Tuesday against Sacramento Kings center Justin Williams over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman.
Commentary: At 1-5, Bulls have many issues to sort out
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scott Skiles cracked a small smile as he settled behind the podium late Saturday night. He spread his left palm upward to open the floor for questions and glanced downward at one of the ugliest box scores in recent memory.
Republicans seek retraction of war costs report
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
Senior Republicans on Congress’s Joint Economic Committee called Tuesday for the withdrawal of a report by the committee’s Democratic staff that argues that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost more than $1.5 trillion.
Cartoonists fined for depiction of crown prince
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two cartoonists who depicted Spain’s crown prince having sex with his wife were convicted Tuesday of insulting the heir to the throne and were fined $4,370 each.
Kline wants lawyers for clinic disqualified
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline wants a judge to bar two attorneys from representing Planned Parenthood’s Overland Park clinic on abortion-related charges.
Census adds 505 to population estimate
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The U.S. Census Bureau has increased the number of people it shows living in Lawrence and Douglas County after city leaders protested a previous estimate that showed a slight decline.
Indian man marries dog to cast off curse
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
A 34-year-old man in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu married a dog on Sunday in order to try to rid himself of a curse he believed had been placed upon him for killing two dogs, local media reported.
Scientists claim to clone monkey embryos
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Scientists in Oregon say they’ve reached the long-sought goal of cloning monkey embryos and extracting stem cells from them, a potentially major step toward doing the same thing in people.
Decision delayed on Oread Inn
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
It was way too late to talk about a really tall building. That’s the only conclusion that city commissioners reached Tuesday evening on a proposal to build a seven-story hotel at the edge of the Kansas University campus.
Science academy slow to get on its feet
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The world is clamoring for math and science scholars, but it might take two more years before a math and science academy is operating in Kansas. The Legislature approved the establishment of a Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science in 2006, but Reginald Robinson, president and chief executive of the Kansas Board of Regents, said it will probably be 2010 before the academy is operating.
Hilton’s efforts to save binge-drinking elephants praised
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B15
With Rwanda off her charity calendar, Paris Hilton has turned her attention to the plight of … drunken elephants in India.
Boy, 10, won’t be charged in wildfire
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
A 10-year-old boy who admitted starting a 38,000-acre fire last month that destroyed 21 homes in northern Los Angeles County will not be charged, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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.
Colo. ballot measure would define fertilized egg as person
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Colorado Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person.
2 officers shot, wounded while serving warrant
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
Two undercover narcotics officers were shot Tuesday evening while trying to serve a warrant, the latest in a spate of shootings at police that has left one city officer dead this year.
Obama campaign opens local office
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign opened its Lawrence office Tuesday evening with an open house at 925 Iowa, Suite L.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 14, 1907: “The Douglas County Sunday School Convention opened here this morning and attendance was high. Many top speakers from here and elsewhere are planned and it shapes up as a productive event.
Big 12 honors half dozen KU volleyball players
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Big 12 Conference named six Kansas University volleyball players to its academic all-conference teams Tuesday.
Blintz details
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A15
To the editor: Thank you for covering the Lawrence Jewish Community Center’s 44th annual Blintz Brunch on Nov. 4. So many people attended we will have to make extra blintzes for a few patrons who arrived after we sold out. We will have to increase our blintz production this summer to about 4,000 for next November’s Blintz Brunch.
Troop thanks
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A15
To the editor: As a daughter of a veteran and a wife of a veteran I want to say “thank you.” Our veterans are the citizens who keep our freedoms secure. I believe a lot of people forget about the hard work and sacrifice our military men and women make to keep us safe and free.
ORU president gets vote of no confidence
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Embattled Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts, facing accusations he misspent university funds to support a lavish lifestyle, has received a vote of no confidence by the tenured faculty at the evangelical university.
Collins’ stand-in ready for action
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sherron Collins’ basketball teammates filed into his Jayhawker Towers apartment one by one Monday night, several hours after Kansas University’s sophomore guard had surgery on his left foot. “It was sad to see him sitting there after the surgery. He was kind of down. The first day is the worst, especially getting out of surgery,” KU senior guard Rodrick Stewart said. “You say, ‘Man, I just had surgery.’ Everybody came down to his room to give him support. That’s all he needs is support.”
BU kicker snaps record
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Baker University’s Derek Doerfler has been named NAIA special-teams player of the week after breaking the national record for field goals made in a season.
Yanks offer Rivera $45 million
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Mariano Rivera was offered a $45 million, three-year contract to stay with the New York Yankees. Now, the team is waiting to hear back from its star closer.
Commuters ready to walk, bike during strike
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
Strikers shut down much of France’s national rail service after rush hour Tuesday night, and millions of Paris commuters prepared to go without subways when the city’s train crews join the walkout.
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.
Children’s choir concert a tour of times, places
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Janeal Krehbiel admits that many of the rehearsals leading up to this weekend’s Lawrence Children’s Choir concert have been demanding. But there’s been room for good humor, too.
Pakistan unrest topic of discussion
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
A panel discussion of the situation in Pakistan titled “Turmoil in Pakistan: What are the Options?” is set for 3 p.m. today in the Jayhawk Room in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
KU Hospital rolls out electronic record keeping
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
Kansas University Hospital began using its multimillion-dollar electronic patient record system this week. The system, provided by Epic Systems Corporation and the subject of a legislative audit earlier this year, is expected to reduce medical errors and make it easier for patients to understand their treatment.
Governor hopes higher power has drought clout
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
Bowing his head outside the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. Sonny Perdue cut a newly repentant figure as he publicly prayed for rain to end the region’s historic drought.
Commentary: Women’s coaches’ salaries escalating
Henrickson’s record at Kansas 40-49, yet she received dramatic raise to $635,000 a year
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Women’s basketball coaches have always enjoyed a low profile on the national media landscape. We know where Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma work, because they’re constantly on our TVs in March coaching in the NCAA Tournament. But really, what do you hear about those coaches the other 11 months of the year?
Budget deficit jumps but imbalance for entire year expected to decline
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
The government started the new budget year with an October deficit of $55.6 billion, up sharply from last year even though government revenues hit an all-time high for the month.
North-South prime ministers’ talks begin
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
North Korea’s premier arrived today in Seoul for the first prime ministerial talks with South Korea in 15 years, to discuss implementing a wide-ranging reconciliation agreement that their leaders signed at a summit last month.
Iran gives IAEA warhead blueprints
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iran has met a key demand of the U.N. nuclear agency by delivering blueprints that show how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads, diplomats said Tuesday, in an apparent concession meant to stave off the threat of new U.N. sanctions.
Pump patrol
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several locations.
Tech’s Leach fined $10,000
Penalty twice that of Mangino’s Big 12 record
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Three years ago, the Big 12 Conference slapped Mark Mangino with a $5,000 fine after the Kansas University football coach had blasted an official’s call.
County under fire weather watch
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
A combination of dry air and high winds caused the National Weather Service to put much of eastern Kansas, including Douglas County, under a fire weather watch today.
Haskell out of sync in loss to St. Mary
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kortney Smith totaled 19 points and nine steals, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Haskell Indian Nations University from absorbing a 62-53 women’s basketball defeat Tuesday night against St. Mary.
The right stuff
Dressing variations take advantage of fall’s bountiful harvest
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
A couple of years ago, when she was preparing to make Thanksgiving dinner, Lora Wiley decided to turn her back on the white-bread standby that most people know as “stuffing.” Instead, she created her own stuffing with wild rice, Spanish ham, red grapes and roasted chestnuts. “It was really, really tasty, and it was something different,” says Wiley, who owns Au Marche, 931 Mass.
South design earns citation
Gould Evans’ project chosen as one of year’s best in state
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
The new South Junior High School opened later than expected, cost $1 million less than anticipated and now is being hailed by demanding professionals as a design to be appreciated. The Lawrence office of Gould Evans is the winner of a Citation Award for Unbuilt Architecture from the Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Tait: All-area includes our city
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
It’s time we addressed a question that has been on the minds of coaches and athletes in Lawrence for some time now. For years, the city athletes have watched as the Journal-World has revealed its all-area teams at the conclusion of each high school season. Each time, the athletes from Lawrence were left out in the cold.
KU women face UMKC tonight
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Not often does a basketball team’s leading scorer and rebounder come off the bench. That’s what happened Sunday, however, when Kansas University women’s basketball opened with a 76-72 victory over Hartford. Freshman Nicollette Smith didn’t start, yet led the Jayhawks with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Tax mistrust
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A15
To the editor: The recently touted sales tax scheme has caused me to wonder if the commissioners ever look at their own utility bills. This past summer, Aquila and Westar raised their customer service rates over 30 percent, and both fees, as well as consumption, are taxed by the city.
Quantrill-themed T-shirt stirs bitter emotion
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
A photo of a yellow-and-black T-shirt has disgusted some Kansas University fans. The shirt displays a picture of Lawrence burning in William Quantrill’s Raid of 1863. Below the picture is the word “Scoreboard” and a University of Missouri logo.
City letter supports wetlands SLT route
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
On a 4-1 vote, city commissioners agreed to send a letter to the Federal Highway Administration supporting a 32nd Street route for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
On the record
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
There were two incidents Tuesday morning in which a vehicle’s window was shattered while the vehicles were being driven in Lawrence.
Progress cited in KU Hospital, Med Center negotiations
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Medical Center leaders say progress has been made to reach agreement on affiliations with various hospitals, but some of the most significant, and most difficult, negotiations still remain. So far, KUMC has reached agreement with St. Luke’s Hospital as far as the research and teaching that will go on. It has also reached agreement on basic guiding principles as far as how St. Luke’s would operate within a KUMC cancer center.
Lions’ Tolefree earns second-team all-state
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lawrence High’s Tayler Tolefree earned second-team honors on the Kansas Volleyball Association Class 6A all-state team. Tolefree is a 6-foot junior.
Keegan: In the year of the quarterback, only a handful can consider themselves … In the running
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Take three steps back, seven steps to the left, 11 steps back to the right, five steps forward, seven steps back to the left and one more step forward. And do it all in 10.6 seconds. Congratulations. You have just done the Reesing Shuffle. For a video demonstration of the dance created by Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing before he threw across his body, a la John Elway, for a 34-yard completion to Dexton Fields on Saturday night in Stillwater against Oklahoma State, visit YouTube.
High school senior’s ‘survival kits’ for homeless more than a project
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
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.
Airstrip request on county agenda
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
A permit request from a rural Douglas County man that would allow him to continue to fly from a private airstrip goes before county commissioners tonight.
Smith Center steamrolling opponents again
Kansas school chasing records, third straight title
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
The final seconds wound down in a game that would have seemed competitive had the scoreboard not been there. St. John had given Smith Center its toughest game of the season, pounding the Redmen with teeth-rattling hits and forcing eight fumbles, yet still found itself trailing by eight touchdowns.
One half enough for MU
Tigers sluggish after break; A&M rolls
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Missouri played the first half against Fordham on Tuesday like Mike Anderson’s up-tempo style is supposed to be played. That’s why the sluggish second half that followed wasn’t a problem for Missouri in a 79-55 victory over the Rams in the CBE Classic’s Columbia Regional.
Transition man
Firebird has little time to change seasons
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
When Free State High’s football season came to an end in the 6A state playoffs on Nov. 2 , junior running back/linebacker Jack Caywood didn’t have much time to reflect on the 7-3 campaign. He had a day, at most, to remain a football player before he transitioned to wrestling, stopped thinking about the gridiron and started thinking about his upcoming season on the mat for the Firebirds.
Johnson improving but ruled out this week
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
The swelling in Larry Johnson’s injured right foot is subsiding, though not enough for the Kansas City Chiefs running back to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
A letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust showed up in the mail on Tuesday at KU, detailing what might come in the next six weeks if quarterback Todd Reesing fares well in the voting. A Heisman spokesperson said “20 or 30” candidates received the letter.
Tips on preparing the big bird for Thanksgiving
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Q: How big a turkey should I purchase? A: Butterball.com has a turkey and stuffing calculator. For instance, a meal for 10 adults and six children requires a 19.5-pound bird and about 19.5 cups of stuffing.
Broncos shake up defensive line again
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
The Denver Broncos reshuffled their defensive line again Tuesday by re-signing Kenny Peterson and waiving second-year tackle Antwon Burton.
It’s Croyle’s turn
Homegrown QBs yet to succeed in K.C.
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
Trent Green played for three teams before arriving in Kansas City. Elvis Grbac was a castoff from San Francisco. Joe Montana? He ensured his spot in the Hall of Fame long before arriving at Arrowhead Stadium. Even Kansas City icon Len Dawson spent five seasons as a backup in Pittsburgh and Cleveland before leading the Chiefs to their only Super Bowl, and himself to Canton.
Heels’ Hansbrough OK for opener
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough is ready for the top-ranked Tar Heels’ opener against Davidson today after injuring his thumb in an exhibition game last week.
NBA Roundup
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Scores around the league.
Parents, district resolve hugging dispute
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Maybe they hugged it out: school officials resolved their dispute with the parents of a 13-year-old girl given detention for hugging her friends.
One debate won’t doom Clinton
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
There is much hope among Democratic presidential candidates and their supporters, fueled by a news media desperately wanting a real fight for the nomination, that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent debate performance was so poor it might create a race from what so far has been a runaway.
Protection One posts quarterly loss
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B14
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of monitored-security services, on Tuesday posted a net loss of 34 cents per share for the third quarter, reporting an increase in debt attributed to the company’s acquisition of Integrated Alarm Services Group.
Race heating up in Iowa
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A15
To grasp the carnival exuberance of the Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner here, consider Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s triumphal march into the hall. Boogieing with his wife, Michelle, to the beat of the Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps, Obama led a parade of hundreds of supporters chanting, “Fired up. Ready to go.”
Commission contrite on Deciphera decision
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
City commissioners Tuesday evening received a tongue-lashing from members of the public about the way they approved a controversial package of incentives to keep a start-up biosciences company from leaving Lawrence. Several commissioners offered an apology for how they handled the approval of a deal with Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, but they did not agree to rescind their votes that approved the $4 million package of local incentives
Pacman’ expected to cop plea
Deal could get Jones probation, save his career
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is prepared to take a plea deal that will get him probation in a Las Vegas strip club triple shooting in an attempt to salvage his career.
Knicks’ Marbury fails to show for game
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Stephon Marbury has left the New York Knicks, and there is no word on when, or even if, he might rejoin the team.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
Capt. Richard Stanwix, a veteran of 15 years on the Lawrence police force, was named acting chief by City Manager Ray Wells.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A14
The Kansas football team currently stood in second place behind Oklahoma in the Big Eight race with a 4-1 record after a 12-8 loss at Colorado.
Postseason honors indicative of volleyball success
November 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Their seasons ended at sub-state in the same gymnasium in Olathe. A month later, the similarities continue, as the Lawrence High and Free State High volleyball teams both landed several players on the all-Sunflower League volleyball squad for the 2007 season.
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.
Lawrence Datebook
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Bush vetoes health, education bill
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
President Bush, escalating his budget battle with Congress, on Tuesday vetoed a spending measure for health and education programs prized by congressional Democrats.
Blast kills Philippine lawmaker
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A13
A Philippine congressman who had been targeted by Muslim militants was among three people killed Tuesday night when a bomb exploded at an entrance of the Philippine House of Representatives, police said.
U.S. diplomat to press Musharraf on emergency rule, elections
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration is sending its No. 2 diplomat to Pakistan to tell President Pervez Musharraf in person to rescind emergency rule and allow free and fair elections.
Thanksgiving feast on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
November 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Thanksgiving Feast.” Host Jayni Carey and her guest, Lora Wiley, owner of Au Marche, will prepare the following recipes: Squash and Chestnut Soup, Roast Chicken with Chestnut Stuffing and Pumpkin Ice Cream with Ginger Chocolate Sauce. Those recipes are available below.
AIDS transfer through organs troubles officials
November 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they’re getting.Public health officials said Tuesday the Chicago case is the first known instance of HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986.