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Archive for Friday, November 16, 2007

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KU football in 1899
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Which one wins?

Poll results

Response Percent
Rock
 
54%
Paper
 
28%
Scissors
 
17%
Total 257
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Free State senior Evan Adkins, left, has his paper defeated by the scissors of Lawrence High School senior Sean Wickliffe during a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition between the two high schools Thursday at South Park. Both schools now have Rock, Paper, Scissors clubs. Schools smack down on rivals through rock, paper, scissors
November 16, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The newest rivalry between Lawrence and Free State high schools involves hand-to-hand combat. But no one gets hurt. In fact, the competitors don’t touch one another. Both schools have formed Rock, Paper, Scissors clubs, and on Thursday, team members faced off in their second competition at the South Park Gazebo. Lawrence High won the match, 9-6.
10:00 a.m.
Ann Evans has steered the Lawrence Arts Center from its humble beginnings 33 years ago in the half-renovated Carnegie building to its status now as the bustling core of the Lawrence arts scene.  On Thursday, Evans announced her retirement; her last day as executive director will be Dec. 31.
Leader of arts center retiring
November 16, 2007 in print edition on 1A
When people think of the Lawrence Arts Center, Ann Evans hopes what comes to mind are stimulating classes, riveting performances and stunning exhibitions. It might embarrass her to know that what also springs to many people’s lips is her name.
1:41 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about KU football with J-W sports editor Tom Keegan
November 16, 2007
It's the most amazing KU football season in living memory. Ask Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan for his thoughts and insights about what's next.
3:11 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Plaid Tidings' brings doo-wop Christmas sound to stage
Posted November 16, 2007
Organized pandemonium. That's what you might call the 3 minute, 11-second edition of the "Ed Sullivan Show" that's included in the musical "Plaid Tidings." The four men on stage play the roles of the Vienna Boys Choir, Rockettes, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Arabian horses, among other performers. It's one of many highlights in the Christmas-themed sequel to "Forever Plaid." The musical opens tonight at the Lawrence Community Theatre. In this week's Pulse Podcast, director Mary Doveton and cast members talk about the tight harmonies that are found throughout the show, as well as a funk version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

All stories

6News video: KU football team off to best start since 1899
November 16, 2007
The last time that Kansas University’s football team went 10-0, a “good meal” at a downtown restaurant cost 15 cents, a teenage trend of “progressive buggy rides” was emerging and Lawrence streets were being paved for the first time with brick. The year was 1899.
6News video: KU football jerseys outselling basketball
November 16, 2007
To some, wearing the jersey of your favorite player is the sign of a true fan. And in Lawrence, basketball jerseys have long been the campus staple - at least until this season.
6News video: SWJH wins state award
November 16, 2007
The state announced that Southwest Junior High School has been given an energy award for a solar panel program.
6News video: Financial relief could be on the way for Treece
November 16, 2007
Financial relief could be on the way for a southeast Kansas mining town threatened by ground collapses.
6Sports video: KU volleyball team ready for Senior Day
November 16, 2007
Caitlin Mahoney and Emily Brown will make their final appearances at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Saturday - Senior Day for the KU volleyball team.
6Sports video: Brandon Rush returns in victory over Ichabods
November 16, 2007
Brandon Rush scored seven points and had three rebounds sparking a slow-starting KU team to a 92-60 victory over the NCAA Div. II Ichabods.
6News video: Chamber urges members to support Deciphera deal
November 16, 2007
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce fires back over a controversial package of economic incentives designed to keep a start-up pharmaceuticals company in town.
6Sports video: KU hosts ISU in 2007 Memorial Stadium finale
November 16, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to improve on their 10-0 record against Iowa State in the 2007 home finale.
6Sports video: KU women enjoying 9-day break
November 16, 2007
The Jayhawk women’s basketball team is on hiatus from the hardwood until November 23 when they square off against Drake at the SMU Tournament in Dallas, Texas.
6News video: Local couple happy to be ‘Hawk fans
November 16, 2007
Before tailgating and the Jayhawk mascot as we know it today - there was Glee and Jerry Smith - a Lawrence couple who have attended every home football game since 1941.
6News video: Bonner Springs man killed in crash
November 16, 2007
A one-car accident early this morning south of Basehor claims the life of a Bonner Springs man.
6Sports video: Haskell women hold off Waldorf on the hardwood
November 16, 2007
The Haskell women’s basketball team narrowly defeated the Waldorf Warriors by a final score of 61-54.
6News video: Lawrence tree headed to governor’s mansion
November 16, 2007
Eric and Lynn Walther searched their 13 acres, and from 9,000 trees, they found the perfect one for the governor’s mansion.
6Sports video: Free State senior inks her collegiate future tonight
November 16, 2007
Free State senior volleyball standout Genny Salvatore has inked her letter of intent to play collegiately for the Rhode Island Rams.
6News Now: Governor’s Christmas tree a local pine
November 16, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a local Scotch pine now resides at the Governor’s mansion for Christmas, and a look ahead at the KU-ISU game.
Lawrence tree headed to governor’s mansion
November 16, 2007
Eric and Lynn Walther have run the cut-your-own farm just west of Lawrence for more than twenty years, but this is their first time sending a tree to the governor.
Review: KU dancers conquer program’s complexity
November 16, 2007
The Kansas University Dance Company performed the first of two fall concerts Thursday evening to a substantial house at the Lied Center. Varied styles in six dances showcased the choreographic skill of KU dance faculty as well as the versatility of the 23 student dancers.
Beowulf’ an epic visual experience
November 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
“Beowulf” reinterprets the English language’s oldest narrative through the latest techniques of digital filmmaking. The results are a sometimes spectacular, often empty spectacle.
United Pedaljets settle unfinished business
November 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
On the surface, things were going well for The Pedaljets. Flash back to 1990, and the Lawrence-formed band was on a national label, on MTV and even on “Saturday Night Live” - albeit within a poster montage during the show’s opening credits. The group found itself on tours with The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and Soul Asylum, as well as enjoying/suffering bizarre run-ins with Prince and GG Allin. Yet with all that happening, the guitar-heavy, alt-rock quartet was at the brink of a professional divorce.
KU hospital negotiations face ‘tough sledding’
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson may have spoke too soon. She told the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday morning that by the end of the day, KU Hospital and KUMC would be tantalizingly close to ending months of negotiations over a new affiliation. KU Hospital officials, however, were somewhat less encouraged.
Rec Calendar
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
Recreation events around Lawrence
Baldwin seeks redemption tonight
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Rematches are rare during a football season. Yet today’s Class 4A sub-state football contest will feature two teams familiar with each other. The Baldwin High School Bulldogs (10-2) will travel to take on the Louisburg Wildcats (12-0) for a shot at redemption for a midseason loss.
Pakistan releases opposition leader Bhutto from house arrest
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Police lifted the house arrest of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, officials said today, hours before the arrival of a senior U.S. envoy who was expected to urge the country’s military leader to end emergency rule. The move came after Bhutto - while still confined to a Lahore residence - urged fellow opposition leaders to join her in forming an alliance to govern until elections.
Tree lighting, Santa to kick off holidays
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence will mark the official start of the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa on Nov. 23 in downtown Lawrence. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with entertainment along Massachusetts Street.
Celtics reveling in success
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kevin Garnett shouted across the locker room in mock anger at teammate Brian Scalabrine, who was peering into the spaghetti platter at the buffet table after the Celtics’ latest win. “I just wanted to see what was in it,” Scalabrine pleaded.
Scientists identify dinosaur
Paleontologist likens animal to ‘Mesozoic cow’
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
With a body as big as an elephant and a bizarrely toothy face at the end of a 6-foot neck, a skeleton unveiled Thursday by University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno is making scientists reconsider the family tree of the giant plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods.
Big Tent outlines budget proposal
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Increased services and better pay for caregivers were among the top priorities announced Thursday for Kansans with disabilities. “The state has many programs that need funding, but I do not know of any program that is more important than helping someone in need,” said Kathy Lobb, consumer advocate for the Lawrence-based Self-Advocate Coalition of Kansas.
Happy days are here again
KU football’s last ‘golden’ year of being 10-0 was in 1899
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
America was at war. The Eldridge Hotel had just been remodeled. Voters approved a new school and a new courthouse. And Kansas University’s football team was 10-0. The year: 1899. The last time that Kansas University’s football team went undefeated for so long, a “good meal” at a downtown restaurant cost 15 cents, a teenage trend of “progressive buggy rides” was emerging and Lawrence streets were being paved for the first time with brick.
Police: Boy, 13, charged with drunken driving
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
A police officer checking on a truck that got stuck in the mud at a city park was startled to find a 13-year-old boy behind the wheel. The boy’s father, who was sitting in the passenger seat, told police he had had too much to drink and let his son drive. The boy had been drinking, too, police said.
Woman crashes into salon, keeps appointment
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
A woman on her way to a hair appointment crashed her car through the hair salon. Della Miller, 73, crashed into the Tina’s Hair Pros’s windows Wednesday, knocking one customer six feet across the room, Soldotna police officer Marvin Towle said. The parking area in front of the salon was covered in snow.
Popular restaurant closed after inspection
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
While serendipity may be the art of finding pleasant things by chance, what health inspectors found at celebrated eatery Serendipity 3 was not very agreeable.
Century-old whiskey may go down the drain
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Here’s a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.
Man accused of using stapler to rob shop
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
A man wearing a ski mask used a stapler to hold up an eastern Kentucky ice cream store - and briefly got away with $175, authorities said.
Fraternal Order of Police asks to keep firing range
Nighttime gunshots at the group’s lodge southwest of Lawrence have upset neighbors
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A lawsuit filed by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police asks a judge to determine whether it can continue operating a firing range at the FOP lodge southwest of Lawrence.
Military veteran: Knowing war zone’s culture important
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
When Capt. Roya Sharifsoltani served a tour in Afghanistan last year, she found herself hanging out in medical clinics and schools and attending government meetings. She visited with women’s groups and families. Sharifsoltani, a medical officer who was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, was a member of the first “human terrain team” of military analysts who study people and their cultures.
Top-ranked Lady Vols topple Sooners
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Candace Parker had 28 points, Shannon Bobbitt scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half, and No. 1 Tennessee beat No. 9 Oklahoma, 70-67, on Thursday night.
A-Rod, Yankees agree
Ten-year, $275 million deal yet to be finalized
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees have agreed to the outline of a record $275 million, 10-year contract, a deal that potentially would allow him to earn millions more if he sets the career home-run record.
KU Hospital releases annual report, admits record number of patients
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Kansas University Hospital admitted a record number of patients this year, eclipsing the 20,000 mark for the first time. Among other key figures in the hospital’s annual report, to be released today, outpatient hospital visits were up more than 7 percent, to 270,537, and emergency visits were up 7 percent, to 41,194.
CDC: New respiratory bug has killed 10 people
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren’t considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and Texas, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Memphis holds off OU
Dorsey dominates down low
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
Joey Dorsey returned to the Memphis lineup with the kind of performance the third-ranked Tigers will need from him every game if they are going to be a contender for the national championship. Dorsey, who missed the first two games of the season because of a shoulder injury, finished with nine points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the Tigers’ 63-53 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoop Classic.
Schools smack down on rivals through rock, paper, scissors
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The newest rivalry between Lawrence and Free State high schools involves hand-to-hand combat. But no one gets hurt. In fact, the competitors don’t touch one another. Both schools have formed Rock, Paper, Scissors clubs, and on Thursday, team members faced off in their second competition at the South Park Gazebo. Lawrence High won the match, 9-6.
General: Iran keeping pledge to stem weapon flow
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
Iran seems to be honoring a commitment to stem the flow of deadly weapons into Iraq, contributing to a more than 50 percent drop in the number of roadside bombs that kill and maim American troops, a U.S. general said Thursday.
U.S. diplomats won’t be forced to go to Iraq
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
The State Department is backing down for now from forcing diplomats to serve in Iraq this summer because enough have volunteered to work in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and in outlying provinces, officials said Thursday.
Lawrence Datebook
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Bush steps in to try to cut air traffic delays for Thanksgiving
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
In a year of record delays, President Bush stepped forward Thursday to try to speed American air travelers to their Thanksgiving gatherings and back home on time.
Bad preview
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: This is in response to your Nov. 12 article on the “Bee Movie.” I took my 5-year-old daughter to see that movie at our local Hollywood Theatres. Although the movie was great, I was appalled at the theater’s choice to show a four-minute long music video (actually a U.S. military recruitment advertisement) as part of the previews.
Mental illness
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Gun control is the wrong target to stop atrocities like the Virginia Tech shootings. It is time to look at the true cause of the killings: antidepressants. In the Virginia tech shooting, Columbine and seven other shootings, psychiatric drugs were the common factor.
Commodities
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B13
Wheat moved higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while corn and soybean prices fell. Wheat for December delivery rose 13 cents to $7.655; December corn fell 8.25 cents to $3.7475; December oats fell 0.20 cent to $2.845; January soybeans dipped 0.75 cents to $10.7875.
Why use torture?
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: I have been struggling lately to understand why our new American policy of torturing terrorist suspects, including some later proved innocent, has been so disturbing to me. I decided that it bothers me because it seems to be inconsistent with my understanding of American values.
Cell phones a lovely habit
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A13
A chill gray day under lowering skies and I left home without my cell phone and didn’t go back for it - thought, Naw, I’ll just use a pay phone if necessary - and felt awfully lost without it for the next 24 hours. The problem with pay phones is that you have to stand still.
Nominations are far from locked up
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
Americans say they are weary of political polarization and pugnacity. If so, the current situation in presidential politics is unstable: The leading Democratic and Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, are the most polarizing and pugnacious candidates, respectively. Hence Barack Obama and Mitt Romney might be stronger than national polls suggest.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
In an effort to spot potential misuse of building permits, the city’s building inspection department was considering a procedural change to increase the number of inspections it could and would make. Several complaints about the abuse of the permits had led to the announcement and those items were being investigated.
Horoscopes
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B12
You will tend to express your softer side. Others will respond to that innate Scorpian magnetism. The problem will be that many also respond to your active and dynamic mind. If you are single, you find that you might not always see eye to eye with others, causing an element of friction. If you are attached, don’t get caught up in details; focus on the big picture.
Satellite libraries
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor: When I lived in Boulder, Colo., there were satellite libraries in residential areas. I often used the very comfortable new library in the south part of Boulder. The financing for it was donated by (and named for) a retired university professor. It had four computers and many books, magazines, newspapers and videos.
KDHE secretary fires state health director
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The state’s top health official, Dr. Howard Rodenberg, was fired Thursday by Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby. “I was relieved of duty this morning,” Rodenberg said.
Rush returns in rout of Ichabods
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Fans behind Kansas University’s basketball bench started clapping as Brandon Rush stood and headed to the scorer’s table 3 minutes, 20 seconds into Thursday’s mismatch against Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse. Cheers spread to all corners of the building as the 6-foot-6 Kansas Citian sat still, waiting for a stoppage in play.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 16, 1907: “The Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory became the State of Oklahoma at 10:15 this morning when President Roosevelt signed the proclamation.”
On the record
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 50-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft of 75 DVDs to Lawrence police on Tuesday. Total estimated loss is $1,125. The theft occurred between noon Nov. 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 8 in the 2100 block of West 26th Street.
Governors make wager on KU-Missouri game
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Football coaches at Kansas and Missouri have warned their teams not to look past their opponents Saturday to the later match-up between the border rivals. But that hasn’t stopped the governors.
Alternative energy will benefit state, leader says
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B13
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration Thursday was in damage control mode over its decision to reject two massive coal-fired plants in western Kansas. In a speech to a Rotary Club in Topeka, Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson repeatedly emphasized development of alternative energy projects in western Kansas, and the accompanying economic activity. Later, Parkinson told reporters that western Kansas’ glass was “overflowing.”
Heir doesn’t have to accept home, mortgage
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B13
A small but growing number of heirs are rejecting homes that were bequeathed by their relatives, in part because the housing slump has left some properties worth less than the amount that’s owed to the bank.
Plaid’ offers funky spectacle
November 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
Organized pandemonium. That’s what you might call the 3-minute, 11-second edition of “The Ed Sullivan Show” that’s included in the musical “Plaid Tidings.”
Governors sign energy pact to cut use
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Midwestern governors and a Canadian premier agreed to two pacts Thursday to reduce greenhouse gases, increase alternative fuel production and raise renewable energy standards.
Leader of arts center retiring
Ann Evans steered institution for more than three decades
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
When people think of the Lawrence Arts Center, Ann Evans hopes what comes to mind are stimulating classes, riveting performances and stunning exhibitions. It might embarrass her to know that what also springs to many people’s lips is her name.
Women charged with kidnapping 5 people
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
Two Lawrence women face charges in Douglas County District Court alleging that last weekend they kidnapped five people, including two children. Runita J. Bell, 32, and Annetta D. Moten, 40, made their first court appearances Thursday afternoon.
Chiefs’ Johnson vows to return this year
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
Larry Johnson stepped from the white luxury car with shiny rims and strode across the parking lot, making his way past a pair of whispering, giggling girls at the entrance of the restaurant. The Kansas City running back slapped hands with a few fans, then made his way down some steps to a seat next to Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson, lowering a set of headphones over his ears as he sat down. The significance of Johnson’s little jaunt? He wasn’t limping.
Pacman’ gets plea deal reducing felony charges
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
A judge accepted a plea deal Thursday reducing felony charges against suspended NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones to a gross misdemeanor that will get him probation in return for his testimony about a strip club triple shooting.
Powerful earthquake shakes border with Peru
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A powerful earthquake shook the border region of Ecuador and Peru late Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage. Local media said the magnitude 6.7 quake was felt strongly in the Ecuadorean cities of Guayaquil and Manta.
North, South agree to launch train service
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
North and South Korea agreed today to launch cross-border rail service for the first time in more than half a century, the latest sign of improving relations between the two sides.
Marine gets six months for abusing recruits
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
A military jury on Thursday sentenced a Marine drill instructor to six months in the brig and gave him a bad-conduct discharge for abusing 23 recruits. Sgt. Jerrod M. Glass also received a reduction in rank to private and pay forfeiture. He had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years of confinement.
Video shows police using Taser on man who died
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Video released by Canadian authorities of the last moments of a Polish immigrant’s life shows police using a Taser stun gun on him after confronting him at the Vancouver airport.
Workers hope doughnuts lure mystery animal
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Whether the mystery critter roaming northern Florida is an orangutan, a “baby Bigfoot” or something else, wildlife officials think it might have a bit of Homer Simpson in it.
Arizona stuns Oregon
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim. Second-ranked Oregon lost Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon to a knee injury and never recovered in a 34-24 upset by Arizona on Thursday night.
Powerful cyclone kills 41, forces evacuations
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
A cyclone packing 150 mph winds slammed Bangladesh’s southeast coast late Thursday, killing at least 41 people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes, officials said.
Sen. Lieberman a true patriot
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A13
In a speech last week before Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, Lieberman said, “Since retaking Congress in November 2006, the top foreign policy priority of the Democratic Party has not been to expand the size of our military for the war on terror or to strengthen our democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East or to prevail in Afghanistan. It has been to pull our troops out of Iraq, to abandon the democratically elected government there, and to hand a defeat to President Bush.”
Bonds indicted for perjury; prison possible
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
The home run king wasn’t home free after all. Barry Bonds was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday and could go to prison instead of the Hall of Fame for telling a federal grand jury he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs.
KU librarians moving to Utah
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Rick Clement, head of special collections in Kansas University libraries, has accepted the position of dean of libraries at Utah State University.
Former Firebird signs with KU baseball
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Free State High left-handed pitcher Travis Blankenship signed a national letter of intent with Kansas University on Thursday.
TV Land serves empty-calorie feast
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B12
With the holiday eating binge just around the corner, TV Land invites viewers to an empty-calorie feast. Nothing makes for better mindless information than needless lists and pointless comparisons. It’s one thing to list “The 50 Greatest TV Icons” (7 p.m., TV Land); it’s quite another to rank them.
Stuckey siblings share fondness for defense
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
In the span of a few seconds, Kansas University sophomore safety Darrell Stuckey’s face can shift from football-serious to sporting a mile-wide smile. The topic that produces this change? His sister.
U.N. report: Iran truthful in past, continues to enrich uranium
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
The U.S. called for new sanctions against Iran after a U.N. report Thursday that said the Tehran regime has been generally truthful about key aspects of its past nuclear activities, but is continuing to enrich uranium.
Resident charged with arson
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 57-year-old man involved in a standoff with officers at his rural Douglas County property now faces criminal charges stemming from the 10-hour ordeal. Darrel Maley appeared before Douglas County District Court Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittel on Thursday afternoon on a video feed from the Douglas County Jail.
Talib named award finalist
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University standout Aqib Talib has been named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded by the Football Writers Association of America to the best defensive player in college football.
Democrats spar in heated debate
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Under pressure in a feisty debate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused her closest rivals Thursday night of slinging mud “right out of the Republican playbook” and leveled her sharpest criticism of the campaign at their records.
Keegan: Destiny smiling on KU
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
During a timeout with 3:58 remaining in the second half of Kansas University’s 92-60 basketball victory against Division II Washburn University on Thursday night, a second-quarter college football score flashed on the scoreboard: Arizona 17, Oregon 11. What was left of the crowd inside Allen Fieldhouse, which never looked close to full, erupted.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Destination Basketball: In no hurry to join the 9-to-5 rat race after graduating from college, best friends Dave Bensch and Andrew Hemminger devised a way to have fun and make money at the same time.
Prices drop as score rises
KU Bookstores’ promotion tied to team’s touchdowns
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B13
When the Jayhawks take the field Saturday, Kansas University’s football team will be playing for more than: ¢ a chance to go 11-0 for the first time, ¢ the possibility of playing for its first Big 12 North title and ¢ the ability to stay in the hunt for a spot in the BCS national championship game - something considered a virtual impossibility just 11 weeks ago. Also at stake during the game against Iowa State: a chance to save shoppers money on merchandise next week at KU Bookstores.
Dejà vu for ‘Bods
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Washburn head coach Bob Chipman had seen this show before. The last time the Ichabods came to Allen Fieldhouse for a regular-season game against Kansas University in December 1996, an injured Jayhawks guard returned to the lineup, and KU won by 25.
Two more preps sign on
Releford, Thomas officially join Jayhawks
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
One high school basketball player in Kansas University’s back yard and another 1,100 miles away joined the Jayhawks’ recruiting Class of 2008 on Thursday. Travis Releford, a 6-foot-5 guard from Roeland Park Miege, and Quintrell Thomas, a 6-8 power forward from St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J., signed their national letters of intent a day after Mario Little and twins Marcus and Markieff Morris were welcomed to the program.
City ponders $8M business park plan
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two key numbers have emerged for developers who hope to build a new business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport: $8 million and four votes.
Small-scale war
Wargamers favor hands-on competition in computer age
November 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
The game is addictive. Players can lose themselves in different time periods, commanding vast armies of Napoleonic soldiers or Civil War brigades or World War II tank divisions. It offers the skill and strategy of war without ever having to leave your house … and you don’t even need a computer.
Pump patrol
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.95 at several locations.
Powerful history
Expanding clean sources of energy like the Kansas River may deserve a second look.
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
History may be repeating itself. According to a story in Monday’s Journal-World, a local entrepreneur undertook construction of the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River because Lawrence was running out of wood to fuel steam electrical generators and had been unable to find any coal near the city. The river and its potential for producing hydroelectricity became an attractive prospect.
Gates threatens layoffs if Congress doesn’t pass war funding
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that unless Congress passes funding for the Iraq war within days, he will direct the Army and Marine Corps to begin developing plans to lay off employees and terminate contracts early next year.
People in the news
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B12
¢ Lohan completes jail sentence in 84 minutes¢ Will.i.am to fill in for grieving Kanye West¢ Paige Davis returning to TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’¢ Man hangs on to statue for 6 days to get tickets¢ Hefner donates $2M to USC’s film school
Aluminum cans add up for charities
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
A handful of people’s can-do attitudes is making a big difference in the Lawrence community. Only seven volunteers make up the nonprofit organization Cans for the Community, which formed two years ago.
A new spin on fitness
KU grad tries to add fun to indoor cycling
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
First of all, let’s get one thing straight: Brennan Shirk doesn’t want to bring cycling indoors completely. “Absolutely not,” said Shirk, the 32-year-old owner and founder of Induro Cycling Studios. “Do we want to replace outdoors cycling? Absolutely not.” That said, Shirk would love to get rich and famous by bringing cycling indoors.
Supreme Court halts execution amid debate
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of convicted child killer Mark Dean Schwab on Thursday, hours before he was scheduled to die.
KU tests emergency alert system
The university sends text messages as part of a safety drill
November 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A new text message alert system is up and running at Kansas University. “It’s the most effective way to get hold of students, because so many people text,” KU junior Nicole Tichner said.
KDHE goes on Listening Tour
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B14
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment made a stop in Lawrence on its annual Listening Tour Thursday night, though few citizens were present to comment or ask questions.
Commentary: Prosecutors never took eyes off ball
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Federal prosecutors finally stuck a pin in Barry Bonds. Satisfying as it might have been to see all that hot air leak out of the slugger before he carried off the most cherished record in baseball, there’s at least this consolation: Late is still better than never.
Coach praises signees’ talent
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Super blue-chippers they may not be, but Bonnie Henrickson believes her three signees will be impact players next winter. “I believe so,” said Henrickson, now in her fourth season as Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach, adding that the three newcomers would “: fit in the pieces of the puzzle we’re trying to complete.”
Freshman’s 31 lead N.C. State
Hickson shoots 12-for-12; Wolfpack notch 14th straight season-opening victory
November 16, 2007 in print edition on B4
J.J. Hickson wasted no time finding his place in North Carolina State’s loaded frontcourt. The freshman scored 31 points on 12-for-12 shooting Thursday night, and No. 21 N.C. State beat William & Mary, 66-47, for the program’s 14th straight season-opening victory and second in two tries under coach Sidney Lowe.