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6:00 a.m.
Kansas University's Todd Reesing (5) prepares to pitch to running back Jake Sharp in the Jayhawks' 45-7 victory over Iowa State. Sharp led the Jayhawks with 83 rushing yards, and Reesing completed 21 of 26 passes for 253 yards in the victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Keegan: Jayhawks 3 wins from goal
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Since this is Kansas University and the national title remains in play, view the Jayhawks’ situation in basketball terms. Kansas defeated Iowa State, 45-7, Saturday in packed Memorial Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight. A victory against Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium this coming Saturday night advances KU to a Final Four semifinal matchup in San Antonio. A victory there moves the Jayhawks onto New Orleans to play in the national title game.
12:00 p.m.
Jayhawk fans cheer on KU Saturday during the team's 45-7 victory over Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. From left, sophomore Taylor Scott, of Wichita, freshman Jake Thomas, of Hutchinson, freshman Adam Magargee, of McKinney, Texas, and sophomore Jay Ryan, of Garden City, painted their chests for the game.  Winning has pumped up KU’s pocketbook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lew Perkins brought a reputation with him from the University of Connecticut when he arrived at Kansas University in June 2003. He’d overseen success in men’s and women’s basketball, with both winning national titles. And he’d just taken a football team from Division I-AA to the pinnacle of college football, Division I-A. Though it never was declared Perkins’ primary focus at KU, reviving the football program - which had seen just three bowl appearances since 1981 - was a high priority.
5:00 p.m.
Rural Lawrence character Wayne Propst hangs out in the barn that sits on his property north of Lawrence. Propst is the subject of a photo documentary series by Lawrence native Nick Vaccaro. Wayne’s world
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1D
It might go without saying, but Wayne Propst isn’t into Mary Kay cosmetics. His homestead north of Lawrence is full of objects that are part-joke, part-art and part-social commentary. Think: A candy machine full of glass shards, or a Santa Claus figure smashed by a mousetrap. The lines on Propst’s face show this is a guy who has done some living.
10:00 p.m.
Traffic speeds along Iowa Street near 15th Street during rush hour Friday. Despite higher gasoline prices, drivers don't seem to be making many changes in their driving habits. According to AAA, Thanksgiving travel this year is expected to increase by 1.5 percent across the country. Fuel costs won’t keep drivers home for holiday
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Drivers have decided to go the speed limit, switched from cars to motorcycles, and even written a letter to the governor - all in the name of combating higher gasoline prices. But they say the ever-climbing numbers at the pump won’t make too much of a dent on where they go during the holidays. “It’s not going to affect my travel plans,” said Tristan Telander, who keeps a stack of her receipts to track how much she spends on gasoline and tries to ride her bike or walk to class whenever she can.

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6News video: Fans get their fill
November 18, 2007
The frenzy for food and football have local establishments packed on gamedays.
6News video: Fire threatens home
November 18, 2007
An early morning fire forced a man and his son out of their home.
6Sports video: KU defeats ISU 45-7
November 18, 2007
KU’s dream season lived on after a victory over Iowa St. on Saturday. The win helped put the Jayhawks at number two in the BCS rankings.
6News video: Bazaar raises money for Parks and Rec.
November 18, 2007
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department held its annual holiday bazaar today at the Lawrence Community Building.
6News video: Thyroidism misunderstood
November 18, 2007
It causes weight gain, fatigue and occurs most often in stressed out, boomer-aged women. But as Cathy Hamilton reports, Hypothyroidism is still largely misunderstood.
6Sports video: Stewart steps in to starting lineup
November 18, 2007
Brandon Rush may have returned, but the injury bug is still a factor for the Kansas basketball team. With Sherron Collins out with a foot injury, Rodrick Stewart has stepped in, and stepped up.
6Sports video: Jayhawks keep streak alive
November 18, 2007
With the victory over Iowa St., the Jayhawks continue their unbeaten season and are now only one game away from a date with the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio.
6News video: Four arrested after fight
November 18, 2007
Four men were arrested on aggravated battery charges after a fight Saturday in east Lawrence.
6Sports video: KU falls to Iowa St. on senior day
November 18, 2007
It was a special day for senior volleyball players Emily Brown and Caitlin Mahoney as the Jayhawks hosted Iowa St. on senior day.
6News video: Pizzeria closed due to fire
November 18, 2007
Papa Keno’s pizzeria is temporarily closed after a weekend fire. An electrical short caused the fire Saturday afternoon.
6News video: KU activities child’s play
November 18, 2007
KU hosted two youth oriented learning activities today, including the annual Carnival of Chemistry and a Harry Potter themed School of Witchcraft.
6News video: “T” is for Thanksgiving
November 18, 2007
Watkins museum held it’s monthly youth activity yesterday with “T” is for Thanksgiving. The museum holds a youth oriented “History with a Twist” event each month.
Fuel costs won’t keep drivers home for holiday
Thanksgiving travel expected to increase despite gasoline prices
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Drivers have decided to go the speed limit, switched from cars to motorcycles, and even written a letter to the governor - all in the name of combating higher gasoline prices. But they say the ever-climbing numbers at the pump won’t make too much of a dent on where they go during the holidays. “It’s not going to affect my travel plans,” said Tristan Telander, who keeps a stack of her receipts to track how much she spends on gasoline and tries to ride her bike or walk to class whenever she can.
Multicourse dinners required a lot of dinnerware
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
Fast food, frozen dinners and ethnic dishes have changed the way Americans eat. And with the change in food came a change in dishes.
KU plays through pain
As wins mount, so do minor injuries
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
An ice bag wrapped around his right knee, Kansas University football linebacker Joe Mortensen walked into a room full of reporters and plopped down on a chair in the middle of them all. Happy, but hurting. And he has one of the mild setbacks.
Grisly mass grave found in former al-Qaida area
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Remains of possibly dozens of people believed slain in sectarian violence were unearthed Saturday from a mass grave in a former al-Qaida stronghold in southern Baghdad - the third such find in Iraq this month.
Trial lawyers aid Democrats
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
John Edwards launched his slight public career - one Senate term, two presidential candidacies - with the money and reputation he made as a trial lawyer. Today he is the candidate of a small fraction of the electorate but a sizable portion of America’s trial lawyers. Edwards says Washington is “corrupt.” Well.
Cyclones sing Jayhawks’ praises
Iowa State impressed by Kansas’ quarterback, offense
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
The good news for the Iowa State University football team Saturday afternoon was that it forced Kansas University’s high-powered offense to punt on the first possession of both halves. The bad news: everything that happened in between.
KSU rolls to third victory
A&M, Nebraska and Tech snag wins, too
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Freshman Michael Beasley scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half and had 22 rebounds, helping Kansas State overcome a sloppy first half on the way to a 77-64 victory over Western Illinois.
After time off, Seal’s new album about family, love
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D7
For a man who built his career on singing ballads, Seal’s new album, “System,” is surprisingly upbeat. The British rocker says you can thank his blissful home life for that. Seal, who became the envy of men worldwide when he wed supermodel Heidi Klum, credits the couple’s three young children for opening himself up as an artist - and giving him inspiration for his new disc.
U.S. envoy says emergency rule must be lifted before elections
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Washington’s No. 2 diplomat delivered a blunt message to Pakistan’s military ruler, telling him that emergency rule must be lifted and his opponents freed ahead of elections.
People in the news
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D7
¢ James Brown’s turkey giveaway to continue¢ Broadway stagehands, producers resume talks¢ Spears’ ‘red light’ video entered as evidence
Be prepared for an emergency
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D10
The recent deadly wildfires in California have been a reminder how important it is that pet owners have an evacuation plan for themselves and their animals. The American Humane Association recently published a list of precautions to help pet owners cope with disaster of any kind.
Hawaii stays unbeaten
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Turns out Colt Brennan isn’t the only one who can be a star for No. 13 Hawaii.
De Soto teacher earns state honor
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Jeri Powers, a reading specialist at Riverview Elementary School in De Soto, was named the 2008 Kansas Teacher of the Year during ceremonies in Wichita on Saturday night. Kansas Education Commissioner Alexa Posny made the announcement before a gathering of 450 education officials, corporate leaders and state policy-makers.
Commentary: Barry Bonds: He’s ‘one big duck’
Columnist doesn’t need judicial system to play out; it’s time for records to be stripped
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
One of the great things about the American justice system is you’re presumed innocent until proven guilty. That premise certainly worked to the benefit of O.J. Simpson, who can only hope that his next set of jurors proves as open minded as the first.
Representative accused of more bribery schemes
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., of soliciting bribes in two alleged schemes that had not been previously disclosed.
Volunteer pleaded guilty in ‘90s to setting fires
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
A volunteer firefighter who helped battle one of last month’s wildfires was sent to prison after it surfaced that he pleaded guilty years ago to setting several destructive wildfires.
Burton storms to victory in finale
Edwards earns fourth, celebrates driver’s title in Florida
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Jeff Burton wrapped up the Busch Series car owner’s championship in style Saturday night, winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to give Richard Childress his 11th NASCAR title.
U.S. sends help to Bangladesh
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
The White House offered condolences Saturday evening to victims of a deadly cyclone in Bangladesh and said the U.S. government has provided an initial $2.1 million in emergency relief aide.
Effort aims to return troop pets
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D10
American troops in the Middle East have it tough enough; then, when their tours are over, they have no way to bring their unit’s animal mascots home.
Poet’s showcase
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
The First Repartee - By John Clifford
OSU bowl-eligible after beating Baylor
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Oklahoma State became bowl-eligible with a 45-14 victory Saturday night over Baylor, which finished the season without winning in the Big 12 and likely played its last game under coach Guy Morriss.
DVD is your ticket to the Grand Ole Opry
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D9
The key word in “Opry Video Classics” is “classics.” The new eight-DVD collection ($119.86, available Tuesday) from Time Life draws from the first two decades of broadcasts by the Grand Ole Opry, which started on the radio in 1925 and moved to television in 1955.
Rescuers struggle to reach trapped cyclone survivors
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
Hundreds of thousands of survivors were stuck Saturday behind roads blocked by fallen trees, iron roofs and thick sludge as rescue workers fought to reach towns along Bangladesh’s coast that were ravaged by a powerful cyclone that killed at least 1,723 people.
Kansas Brass Quintet performing holiday show
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Kansas Brass Quintet will perform its most popular program, “Holiday Spectacular,” at KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
Review: ‘Plaid Tidings’ herald fun-filled entertainment for all ages
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Under the direction of Mary Doveton, “Plaid Tidings” entertains all ages (even those too young to remember how life paused every Sunday at 8 p.m. when Ed Sullivan went on the air). The integration of intricate sets, talented musicians and a versatile cast creates a charming and all-around entertaining performance.
Examiner: 6 fire victims had alcohol in bodies
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Six out of the seven college students killed last month in a beach house fire had alcohol in their systems, although a prosecutor said he doesn’t believe drinking played a role in the deaths.
Ha Jin captures feel of immigrant experience in ‘Free Life’
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Anyone who has undergone the life-changing experience of migrating to a new country can testify to the contradictory feelings that accompany the transition, of being invigorated by novelty and yet yearning for familiarity.
Diocese takes step toward separation
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth took the first steps Saturday to withdraw from the national church as part of a growing rift over Scriptural interpretation and homosexuality, giving preliminary approval to constitutional amendments.
Baghdad Diary’ records the start of war
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D8
“Baghdad Diary” gives us two men, two cameras and the beginning stages of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - the hopeful days when some Americans and some Iraqis thought toppling Saddam Hussein would swiftly transform Iraq and the world for the better.
Kansas putting on its poker face
Before more gambling starts, the state is looking at ways to deal with addicts
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Long before the first card is dealt, Kansas regulators have come up with a way for problem gamblers to keep away from temptation. With a law allowing state-owned casinos and slot machines at racetracks taking effect this year, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission decided to create a self-exclusion list.
Small efforts add up for Humane Society aid
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
I’ve been thinking lately about the concept of “little.” “It’s the little things that count,” they say. Or “Every little bit helps.” “Good things come in small packages.” Even “A little dab’ll do ya” (… ask a baby boomer if you don’t know this one).
Museum explores Pilgrim history
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
In the ABCs of history, “T” is for Thanksgiving. Or at least it was Saturday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. As part of a monthly series of programs geared toward children and their parents, the museum was host to an hour of storytelling and arts and crafts to teach local children about Thanksgiving.
Farm Bureau honors family for service
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Ron and Trudy Rice are the Farm Family of the Year for this neck of the woods. The Rices, whose 500-acre Douglas County farm produces wheat, corn and soybeans primarily with the no-till method, were selected as one of 10 Kansas Farm Bureau district farm family representatives from across the state.
Cat takes trip apparently aboard moving van
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Heathcliff the cat somehow hitched a nearly 800-mile ride from New Jersey to Georgia - most likely on a moving van, authorities said.
Report: Scientist to try new cloning technique
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Scottish scientist who created Dolly the sheep more than a decade ago said he is abandoning the cloning technique that he pioneered, according to an interview published Saturday.
KU art department brings in guest faculty
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
Kansas University’s art department has begun a new Rotating Faculty Series, which brings noted artists to work with students in the divisions of sculpture, painting/drawing, expanded media and printmaking.
Development board elects new officers
November 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Wakarusa Valley Development Inc., a Small Business Administration-certified development company, announces the election of four officers to its Executive Board of Directors, and the hiring of a new loan officer.
More than 50,000 reach Capitol dome
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
There’s no place in Kansas like the Capitol dome. More than 50,000 people have made the journey to the top of the Capitol dome since it was reopened in January 2006, officials said.
A double life
Writer chronicles notoriously charming killer
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
As he casually flipped through a newspaper in Vienna one day back in 2002, a small article caught John Leake’s eye. It was a piece on the notorious Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger - or more precisely, Unterweger’s last girlfriend, Bianca Mrak, and what she was doing a decade after her name first flashed in the news.
Collector pays more than $30M for U.S. coin set
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
An anonymous buyer has paid more than $30 million for a collection of rare U.S. prototype coins, some from the 1700s, that never went into circulation, according to the dealer that brokered the deal.
Debates avoiding substantial discussions
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
During Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was given a chance to answer the question about offering driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 18, 1907: “The recent Biederwolf religious revival meetings here cost the city of Lawrence, in cash, about $1,500. This is less than anticipated and the results were judged highly satisfactory by local church leaders who took part.”
Lawrence Datebook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
The local United Fund campaign total continued to soar, now more than $16,000 past the goal of $104,000. Drive chairman Al Hack Sr. and his crew were being cited for their outstanding work that produced the most successful drive in local history.
Part of airport evacuated amid natural gas smell
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport was evacuated Saturday as authorities investigated a possible gas leak, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.
Schools scramble to help students without insurance
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
While Congress and President Bush squabble over health insurance for low-income children, school officials nationwide are scrambling each day to find affordable medical care so that sick and needy students can continue to learn.
Afghan teen girls enter boxing ring
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
A group of teenage girls is taking up fisticuffs to challenge Afghanistan’s gender barriers. “Move, move, move,” coach Saber Sharifi shouted as the girls sparred recently. “Steady, watch your left shoulder.”
1st Infantry gets headquarters
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B10
After returning from Germany in August 2006, the 1st Infantry Division has a new headquarters to call its own. On Friday, leaders of the famed Big Red One officially dedicated their new headquarters building on Custer Hill, rolling out the welcome mat to soldiers, families and a host of dignitaries.
Cyber-bullying ends with girl’s life
Parents want family prosecuted for creating fake MySpace profile
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Megan Meier thought she had made a new friend in cyberspace when a cute teenage boy named Josh contacted her on MySpace and began exchanging messages with her. Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than a month before he abruptly ended their friendship, telling her he had heard she was cruel.
On the record
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police reported no calls Saturday.
Sink or swim
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: Nancy Thellman’s brilliant “Take a Stand” letter (Public Forum, Aug. 5) regarding commercial development in the North Lawrence flood plain is absolutely correct!
Triumph Foods settles for $2.25 million
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
The mother of a masonry worker killed in an explosion at a nearly completed pork processing plant has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $2.25 million. Melinda Fisher’s son, Andrew Bauer, of Stewartsville, died Oct. 12, 2005, as he finished a wall at the Triumph Foods plant. He was 24.
Army captain accused of taking bribes in Iraq
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
During two tours of duty in Iraq, an Army officer from Western Washington allegedly accepted about $40,000 in bribes to steer government business to contractors, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Wash.
U.N. panel warns of suffering, extinction from climate change
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Global warming is “unequivocal” and carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere commits the world to an eventual rise in sea levels of up to 4.6 feet, the world’s top climate experts warned Saturday in their most authoritative report to date.
Freshman leads KU at Invite
Mertz carries Jayhawks at Houston Diving Invitational
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University freshman Erin Mertz turned in three top-four performances for the Jayhawks at the Houston Diving Invitational, which ran Thursday through Saturday at the University of Houston.
Vigil held for former police officer’s current, ex-wives at man’s home
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Armed with anger, hope and candles, participants in a vigil for a former police officer’s missing fourth wife left a pink placard reading “Where’s our sister Stacy?” - along with several other signs - on the man’s porch Saturday.
Fire displaces residents
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Two Lawrence men were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after their house caught fire early Saturday morning.
Grim anniversary for families of missing guards
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Families of four American security guards working in Iraq had expected them home in time for last Thanksgiving. But a year after the men were abducted by suspected militiamen, the families are still waiting.
Mizzou too tough for ‘Cats, 49-32
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Trotting off the field after a resounding, historic victory, Missouri players were serenaded by a group of shirtless, chest-painted Kansas State fans: “Beat KU! Beat KU! Beat KU!”
Fightin’ Indians upended by Braves
Ottawa’s 61-point second half leads to loss No. 5 for HINU
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Sophomore guard Ben Carrywater scored 28 points off 13-of-15 shooting in Haskell Indian Nations University’s 89-83 men’s basketball loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.
NBA Roundup
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
Scores from around the league.
Man’s condition critical after beating
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
After being beaten by four men, a 43-year-old Lawrence man was flown to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., with critical injuries about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Deep background
Current state laws provide little recourse for people rejected by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission based on secret background checks.
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
Here’s an interesting scenario: You apply for a license to serve on the board of a gaming organization, maybe a racetrack, in Kansas. Or maybe you simply want a job with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
County gets tough about vaccines
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Scores of grumbling parents facing a threat of jail lined up at a courthouse Saturday to either prove that their school-age kids already had their required vaccinations or see that the youngsters submitted to the needle.
Traveling together
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Packing and unpacking, jetlag and lost luggage are only a few things that can take the romance out of a romantic getaway.
Harvard rolls past Yale, 37-6
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
In a battle of Ivy League unbeatens, Harvard and quarterback Chris Pizzotti wasted little time turning the 124th meeting of The Game into The Rout on Saturday.
Twelfth Kansan dies in Iraq
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Web site that tracks U.S. war casualties says this week’s death of an Emporia soldier marks the deadliest year on record for Kansans serving in Iraq.
Bush demands Congress send bill to fix alternative minimum tax
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush demanded Saturday that Congress send him legislation that keeps middle-class Americans from being hit at tax time next year by the dreaded alternative minimum tax.
Wayne’s world
Artist captures complex local character on film
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
It might go without saying, but Wayne Propst isn’t into Mary Kay cosmetics. His homestead north of Lawrence is full of objects that are part-joke, part-art and part-social commentary. Think: A candy machine full of glass shards, or a Santa Claus figure smashed by a mousetrap. The lines on Propst’s face show this is a guy who has done some living.
Democratic senator: Bush’s plan not working
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
A Democratic senator on Saturday accused President Bush and congressional Republicans of hindering his party’s attempts to chart a new course in Iraq even though U.S. troops are fighting violence “they cannot possibly resolve.”
KU falls short in 5-game Senior Day setback
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
For the past four years, Emily Brown has served as the face of the Kansas University volleyball program. Brown’s dream of playing at KU - which she said had lingered since third grade - officially will come to a close Wednesday at Texas Tech. Saturday, Brown played her final match at KU’s Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Association honors physical therapist
November 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Physical therapist Carolyn Bloom, of Bloom & Associates Therapy, received the 2007 Outstanding Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Private Practice Section, during a meeting Nov. 8 in San Diego.
Topekan arrested in apartment thefts
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 32-year-old Topeka man was arrested Saturday night for burglaries that have occurred in Lawrence since August, according to Lawrence police Sgt. Dave Hubbel.
Bankruptcies
November 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Keegan: Jayhawks 3 wins from goal
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Since this is Kansas University and the national title remains in play, view the Jayhawks’ situation in basketball terms. Kansas defeated Iowa State, 45-7, Saturday in packed Memorial Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight. A victory against Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium this coming Saturday night advances KU to a Final Four semifinal matchup in San Antonio. A victory there moves the Jayhawks onto New Orleans to play in the national title game.
Man sentenced to 32 years in death of toddler
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
A man who tried to cover up the death of his 18-month-old stepson with a staged car crash was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison. Charles Mahone, 40, was convicted last month of second-degree murder and two counts each of child abuse and child endangerment in the June 2006 death of Aaron Marshall.
Professor, lecturer share H.O.P.E. Award
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s senior class representatives couldn’t choose just one teacher for the 2007 H.O.P.E. Award Saturday. Craig Martin, professor and department chairman of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Edward McBride, lecturer in civil, environmental and architectural engineering, both received the Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator in Memorial Stadium during the KU-Iowa State football game.
Twin in critical condition after mom found dead
Other malnourished 3-week-old twin died in Olathe hospital; police seek relatives
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
A 3-week old boy was in critical condition Saturday, a day after he and his twin sister were discovered in an apartment with their mother’s decomposing remains. The girl died soon after being taken to a hospital while the boy was malnourished but “hanging on,” said Olathe Police Sgt. Jack Fahrnow.
Chavez: U.S. attack would raise oil prices
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
In his opening address of a rare OPEC summit, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned the United States on Saturday that oil prices would further surge if the U.S. contemplates an attack against his country or Iran.
Tech springs upset, derails OU’s title drive
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
OU is out. Graham Harrell and Texas Tech knocked No. 3 Oklahoma out of the national title chase Saturday night with a 34-27 victory. Harrell threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders (8-4, 4-4 Big 12), and for the 11th time this season a top-five team lost to an unranked team.
Safe Kids Kansas offers kitchen safety reminders for holidays
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
As the holiday cooking season approaches, Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to check the kitchen for preventable hazards and to supervise children at all times in the kitchen.
Darfur aid may be too little, too late
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
Murder, arson and rape do not suffice as weapons in Sudan’s campaign against the civilians of Darfur. Khartoum also plays the race card to block outsiders from coming to Darfur’s rescue.
Votes do count
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: Two recent political events invite comparison and present an important lesson. The Secretary of KDHE denied a necessary permit for the massive expansion of a coal-fired power plant, and the Lawrence City Commission voted, 4-1, to ask the feds to destroy the Baker Wetlands in the name of progress.
Pass the Tofurky: Sales of soy-based bird soar
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Seth Tibbott was just an ordinary hippie living in a treehouse when inspiration struck. The year was 1986, and Tibbott had spent the past six years hoping that his small business selling vegetarian meat alternatives in rural Washington state would catch on. Success proved elusive - the treehouse was the only place he could afford to live - until he developed a soy-based version of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.
Sculptor donates 700 Hawaiian shirts
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Anyone can donate money to their favorite college. John McIntire turned over something of greater personal value: his collection of 700 Hawaiian shirts.
Loss of land
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: After the inevitable end of cheap oil, I wonder how important it will seem to the citizens of North Lawrence that they have another tanning salon, fried chicken shack, manicure business and compound of storage units built over 141 acres of some of the richest topsoil in North America and where, presumably, desperately needed local food could have been grown.
Sale at ECM building to promote fair trade
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Fair Trade will be host to a Fair Trade Holiday Market this month at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread, in Lawrence.
Football fever spikes as season climaxes
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
I’ve been watching an astonishing amount of college football lately. I’m not a huge follower of the game, but the home team is doing exceedingly well, and since I’m an active member of the Fair Weather Fan Club, I’ve jumped headfirst into the frenzy.
Electrical fire closes downtown pizzeria
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Papa Keno’s Pizzeria, 1035 Mass., is temporarily closed after an electrical short caused a fire Saturday.
Tigers have Jayhawks on their minds
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C10
This spellbinding Missouri football team had methodically busted yet another ghost - winning at Kansas State for the first time since 1989 - and achieved the unprecedented: a 10th regular-season victory for the first time in the school’s 117 years of football. So much for the preliminaries.
A banner day
KU routs ISU, turns to Mizzou
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Welcome to Missouri week - officially. Don’t be alarmed by the massive, beyond-your-wildest-dreams hysteria that will surround this edition of the Border War. It’s expected, especially after both No. 4 Kansas University’s and No. 6 Missouri University’s football teams defiantly took care of business all season long.
Top 25 Roundup: Ohio State stings Michigan, takes Big Ten title
No. 8 Georgia stops No. 22 Kentucky; top-ranked LSU trips Mississippi
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr tried their best to take themselves out of the story. In the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, which has been as much about Woody and Bo as blocking and tackling, the coaches always are center stage.
KU-Missouri game to kick off at 7 p.m.
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
It’s now official: The Border War game will be a primetime, national affair. Kansas University officially learned that KU’s football game Saturday against No. 6 Missouri will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised by ABC.
Foundation accepting funding requests
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting applications for 2008 funding from its Unrestricted Fund.
Child abuse risk higher as family dynamics change
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah.
Any woman can become a Wonder Woman
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Chances are that if you keep your head while others about you are losing theirs, you don’t fully understand the situation.
Horoscopes
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D7
This year you will have an opportunity to see just how high your libido energy is. You will have a tendency to doubt yourself. You have much more going for you than in the past. You might have to work hard to achieve your goals, but you will achieve them. Just be 100 percent certain of what you want. A friendship could become an issue this year.
Pump patrol
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Katrina-ruined cars hit Bolivia’s market
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A9
The bathtub ring of mold on the ceiling of Colleen McGaw’s Mini Cooper marks how high Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters rose inside the sporty red coupe.
Film captures Kansas City’s renewal
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
Inside the gleaming Drum Room jazz bar of the downtown Hilton President hotel - where Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra once sipped martinis after late-night jam sessions - a pair of directors and their documentary film crew milled among the leather bar stools.
Ron Goldman’s dad won’t give up fight against O.J. Simpson
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
No matter how O.J. Simpson’s hotel-room robbery trial plays out, he can plan on seeing Fred Goldman’s attorneys in court again.
Plugging in to your bank
Next generation of mobile banking is drawing interest
November 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Online banking continues to gain popularity in Lawrence and nationwide, as the industry works to balance high technology with demands for in-person customer service.
Quarterback Koy Detmer enjoys profitable week
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Koy Detmer made $90,000 last week, which isn’t staggering for an NFL player … unless you consider he did little more than stand around for three Minnesota practices.
Age of Reagan receding into mists of time
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B9
As we move into a new era in American political life - maybe symbolized by the first female president, maybe the first black one, maybe the first Republican president in a generation to support abortion rights - it is useful to pause and reflect on the era we’re leaving.
Banged-up Colts look to snap skid against Chiefs
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas City coach Herman Edwards looks at the Indianapolis Colts and still sees Super Bowl champion players. He just doesn’t see as many of them.
Writer airs cultural views through verse
Ad astra poetry project
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
Editor’s note: In her Ad Astra Poetry Project, Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low highlights historic and contemporary poets who resided in Kansas for a substantial part of their lives. Eventually, she will collect the biweekly broadsides into a book, to be published by the Center for Kansas Studies at Washburn University, in cooperation with Thomas Fox Averill.
Best-sellers
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Fiction: 1. “Protect and Defend,” by Vince Flynn (Atria, $26.95).Nonfiction: 1. “I Am America (And So Can You),” by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99).
Top 25 Roundup: No. 6 Louisville trounces overmatched Hartford
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Terrence Williams recorded the third triple-double in Louisville history with 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the sixth-ranked Cardinals rolled by Hartford 104-69 in their season-opener Saturday.Louisville set a school record with 22 3-pointers, burying the overmatched Hawks (1-3) under a barrage of jumpers. Andre McGee led the way, scoring a career-high 18 points - all on 3-pointers.
Piracy bill targets college campuses
Congress calls for greater measures against illegal downloading
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The U.S. House of Representatives wants universities to put a stop to illegal file sharing on their campuses. Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week would force Kansas University and other colleges across the country to block illegal downloading on their networks, and it would encourage them to provide legal alternatives.
Kansas football notebook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
KU’s next opponent, No. 6 Missouri, beat Kansas State, 49-32, on Saturday to improve to 10-1. It’s a good bet that many at Memorial Stadium for the Kansas game didn’t know. The Missouri score never was shown on the Memorial Stadium video board during KU’s game Saturday. And it was intentional.
Winning has pumped up KU’s pocketbook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lew Perkins brought a reputation with him from the University of Connecticut when he arrived at Kansas University in June 2003. He’d overseen success in men’s and women’s basketball, with both winning national titles. And he’d just taken a football team from Division I-AA to the pinnacle of college football, Division I-A. Though it never was declared Perkins’ primary focus at KU, reviving the football program - which had seen just three bowl appearances since 1981 - was a high priority.
Churches wrap up 30th annual giveaway
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Hundreds of boxes were filled with school supplies, food items and health kits for the needy, as parishioners from the United Methodist Church of East Kansas Conference gathered at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds for Saturday’s 30th annual Bishop’s Round-Up for Hunger.
Fairness of taxes under scrutiny
Studies show system hardest on Kansans with low incomes
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
For legislators who will face the voters next year, the new state revenue estimate is like manna from heaven. When they return for the 2008 legislative session in January, lawmakers will have $160.5 million more than they thought they would for the current fiscal year. That might allow lawmakers to invest in popular programs or cut taxes just before the campaign season cranks up.
Doctor, wife fight deportation after more than 20 years in U.S.
November 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Immigrants Pedro and Salvacion Servano have been model U.S. residents since arriving from the Philippines in the 1980s. Pedro Servano, 54, is a prominent family doctor in an underserved area of central Pennsylvania. His 51-year-old wife runs a grocery store and bakery.