Archive for Monday, November 19, 2007

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Blog entries
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On the street
Photo galleries
Constance Ehrlich Science City
Podcasts
Polls
Personnel-wise, who do you think creates the the biggest matchup problem for KU's defense?

Poll results

Response Percent
Do-it-all Jeremy Maclin
 
44%
QB Chase Daniel
 
35%
TE Martin Rucker
 
9%
TE Chase Coffman
 
6%
Someone else
 
2%
RB Tony Temple
 
1%
Total 4639
Will gas prices affect your holiday travel?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
37%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 263
Are you going to Arrowhead for the KU-MU game?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
59%
Yes
 
38%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 618
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School seniors Xander Casad, left, and Emily Lamb, both field conductors for the marching band, talk about their issues with the aging LHS marching band uniforms as junior trombonist Jacob Ryan models his Tuesday at LHS. New uniforms for both the LHS and Free State High School bands will have to be approved by the school board, which is beginning budget discussions. Band uniforms come up short
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Members of The Lawrence High School Marching Lions point to trombone player Jacob Ryan as a reason why they need new uniforms. The lanky junior’s uniform doesn’t fit. The sleeves on his white jacket are about an inch short of reaching his wrists. His black pants are so short that it looks like he’s going fishing instead of playing in the band.
1:30 p.m.
Aaron Abeita, 13, Hiawatha, KS, holds up a sign telling others about coach Mangino and his talents of keeping the Jayhawks alive in the BCS standings and going 11-0 for the first time in history of KU football. Let the hype begin
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Swimming to the top was tough enough. Now, Kansas University’s football team has to tread the dangerous currents to reach the ultimate prize. That’s setting up to be even tougher. Kansas has ascended to the No. 2 ranking in the Bowl Championship Series standings, as well as all three major polls - the Associated Press, the USA Today coaches and the Harris Interactive - after beating Iowa State, 45-7, on Saturday.
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence artist Constance Ehrlich will sell her handcrafted mosaics and what-not boxes decorated with toys at this year's Bizarre Bazaar. She's one of more than 100 artists slated for the 18th annual art fair. She's pictured at her home in front of a wall where she displays artwork created by herself and friends, as well as pieces purchased while traveling. Character building
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In Constance Ehrlich’s universe, Cap’n Crunch can visit the Eiffel Tower as easily as your Aunt Ethel. And Gumby can stand in for your nephew who’s pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the cheesy family vacation photo your brother included in last year’s Christmas letter.
10:00 p.m.
Lew Perkins, Kansas University athletics director, helped to move the Nov. 24 KU-MU football game to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The game was originally supposed to be a home game for the Jayhawks. Despite the move's potential for loss of revenue for Lawrence businesses, the football team's perfect record has helped make up for it. Perfect record leads to big bucks
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Turns out moving the final home Kansas University football game to Arrowhead Stadium will end up costing Lawrence merchants and local taxing bodies more than the $713,000 that had been estimated just last spring, an economist said.

All stories

6Sports video: Baseball Border Showdown scheduled for April
November 19, 2007
Today the 2008 Kansas baseball schedule was released. For the sixth season in a row, the Hawks will begin the year in Hawaii, and they’ll face off against Missouri at Kaufmann Stadium on April 29th.
6Sports video: Walk-on scores 8 points in 5 minutes
November 19, 2007
A recovering Brandon Rush and a sidelined Sherron Collins means more minutes to go around in the Kansas backcourt. That includes a chance for invited walk-on Connor Teahan.
6Sports video: KU defense set for epic battle
November 19, 2007
The Kansas football team prepares to embark on their epic battle against the Tigers this Saturday. The Jayhawks have had one constant to rely on all season: their defense.
6News video: KidCast with Quailan Gibler-Fowler
November 19, 2007
Quailan Gibler-Fowler presents tonight’s KidCast.
6Sports video: B-Mac to star on Saturday
November 19, 2007
The Missouri defense enters Saturday’s Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium ranked 29th in the nation against the run, giving up 122 yards per contest. This weekend that unit will go up against KU’s 1000-yard rusher, Brandon McAnderson.
6News video: District names Master Teacher
November 19, 2007
Judy Kettle, a longtime first-grade teacher at Wakarusa Valley Elementary, was awarded the Master Teacher honor from the Lawrence School District this morning.
6News video: Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty
November 19, 2007
A Lawrence man faces jail time after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges. 23-year-old Austin Newport entered the plea today in Douglas County District Court.
6News video: Wakarusa promoters explore new venue
November 19, 2007
Promoters of a popular summer music festival in Lawrence explore possibilities for a new venue. 300 acres north of the Circle S Ranch and Country Inn in southern Jefferson County is one option being considered for the 2008 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
6Sports video: Brown says goodbye to KU volleyball
November 19, 2007
For the past four years, Emily Brown has been the face of KU volleyball. On Saturday she left the Horejsi Center the same way she walked in: with a smile on her face.
6News video: Third person charged in kidnapping
November 19, 2007
The Douglas County District Attorney’s office files more kidnapping charges in connection with an incident November 10th when a woman was held in an apartment for several hours.
6News video: District leaders discuss new school boundaries
November 19, 2007
Overpopulation in Lawrence schools may have school district boundary committee members drawing new lines. Committee members will see new demographic data at the meeting, and the changes in school make-up could be a cause for new borders.
6News video: Last Call may be nearing last call
November 19, 2007
City leaders hammered on guns, gangs and drugs as poart of a hearing in front of the Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control, who will decide whether to renew Last Call’s state drinking license.
6News video: Four charged with aggravated battery in Hobbs Park beating
November 19, 2007
Formal charges are filed today against four men arrested in a beating Saturday in East Lawrence. The 43-year-old Lawrence man injured in the beating was flown by emergency helicopter from Hobbs Park Saturday evening.
6News video: Retailers cashing in on KU’s 11-0 record
November 19, 2007
This week’s big KU-MU game is about more than a chance to play for the Big 12 title. It’s also a chance to sell more stuff.
6Sports video: Reesing, Collins recognized
November 19, 2007
Today quarterback Todd Reesing was named Big 12 co-offensive player of the week, while Kansas tackle Anthony Collins was selected as an Outland Trophy finalist.
Perfect record leads to big bucks
Lawrence economy still benefiting from game in KC
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Turns out moving the final home Kansas University football game to Arrowhead Stadium will end up costing Lawrence merchants and local taxing bodies more than the $713,000 that had been estimated just last spring, an economist said.
Collins named one of three Outland finalists
November 19, 2007
Joining Collins are LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and Michigan left tackle Jake Long. the 62nd Outland Trophy will be presented on Dec. 6 during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show from The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
6News Now: Lawrence school district has a new ‘Master Teacher’
November 19, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Lawrence school district has a new Master Teacher’, plus the district will soon take a look at possible boundary changes at several schools.
County buys equipment for courtroom renovations
November 19, 2007
The equipment will include plasma televisions, video presenters, computer touch screens, microphones and equipment racks at an estimated cost of up to a total of $57,821.
Judy Kettle is named Lawrence Master Teacher
November 19, 2007
Judy Kettle, who has taught 32 years in the district, stopped shaking long enough to get a hug from Superintendent Randy Weseman, as her colleagues, friends, family members and the entire elementary school looked on.
Reesing named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week
November 19, 2007
Reesing, who shared the honor with Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, passed for 253 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-7 win over Iowa State. Reesing completed 19 of his first 20 passes, the one incompletion a throw-away.
Keegan: Meier a team player
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
College football has so many awards that one of these days you half expect someone to come up with a new one in honor of the nation’s best backup quarterback. It could be called the Kerry Meier Award. Meier’s transition to receiver has been such a compelling development, what has been lost is how well he runs Ed Warinner’s offense when Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Reesing is watching from the sideline.
Venue change OK with Jayhawks
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football team is treating Saturday’s showdown with Missouri like another home game on the schedule. Even if home is now across a state line. The Jayhawks and Tigers, of course, made a much-publicized agreement in January to move the 2007 and ‘08 Border War games to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
NBA Roundup
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Boston Celtics are beatable, after all. Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Rashard Lewis added 22 and the Orlando Magic dealt the Celtics their first loss of the season, 104-102 on Sunday night. Paul Pierce missed an off-balance jumper with time running out that could have forced overtime. Pierce finished with 28 points.
Vinatieri’s late kick sinks K.C.
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri spent all week ignoring the critics and then drowned out the boos Sunday afternoon. Eventually, he silenced everyone with his usual late-game magic.
Review: ‘Merry Widow’ lives up to first-class billing
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
It was publicized as “the Dom Perignon of champagne operettas,” and Saturday’s performance of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” by the Czech Opera Prague lived up to the billing. Bright costumes, lively dancing and an excellent orchestra conducted by Martin Mazik complemented the vocal efforts of the cast, with timing so brisk that the intermission came as a surprise.
Computer recycling often sends toxic waste abroad
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Most Americans think they’re helping the earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they’re contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas.
Anthropologists feel tug of rocky wartime union
Their knowledge can be useful to the military, but the marriage makes some uncomfortable
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
The military is turning to anthropologists for help in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That makes for a rocky marriage, some anthropologists say. “I’m uncomfortable with anthropologists who are assisting with violent resolutions,” said John Hoopes, a Kansas University anthropology professor. He’s not alone.
Nickel drive benefits Darfur oppressed
November 19, 2007
Doing something to help the oppressed in Darfur is more than just a political action project for two Smoky Valley High School students. What began as a project for current events has evolved into a passion - one they plan to keep working on well after they’re graded for the project in December.
KU morphs into a science city
Carnival of Chemistry, School of Witchcraft aim to teach children the magic of science
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Nicolas Flamel may have been dear friends with Albus Dumbledore, the venerable headmaster from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but he also made a name for himself in the Muggle world as a noted alchemist. The truth about Flamel, a 14th century scientist, was on display Sunday at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum. Or perhaps it should be called the Natural History Museum’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Squeeze put on oranges
Disease, development pump up citrus prices
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
The mechanical clipper rumbles close, lowers its steel pincers, takes aim. A slight squeak. A sharp crack. Another orange tree, infected by the spit of a gnat-size insect and condemned by a scarlet letter X, is “pushed.” Death came in six seconds. On this day alone, in this single grove, 300 trees will be clipped and burned. It’s like this every day now for the citrus industry, under attack by a new threat called greening.
Character building
Artist’s traveling cartoons reflect vacation wackiness
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
In Constance Ehrlich’s universe, Cap’n Crunch can visit the Eiffel Tower as easily as your Aunt Ethel. And Gumby can stand in for your nephew who’s pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the cheesy family vacation photo your brother included in last year’s Christmas letter.
City Commission agenda
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Commissioners will consider a request to rezone two pieces of property in North Lawrence to allow for additional retail development.
As expected, Baylor fires Morriss
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
Baylor coach Guy Morriss was fired Sunday, a day after the Bears finished their 12th consecutive losing season with their 12th straight Big 12 loss. Morriss was unable to produce a winning record in his five seasons, going 18-40 overall and 7-33 in conference games. He had a year left on his contract.
Michigan’s Carr set to retire
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr will retire today after 13 seasons, ending an era marked by highs of winning a national championship and five Big Ten titles and lows of losing to Ohio State and Appalachian State.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
The latest federal cutbacks in Medicare payments were expected to bring a loss of dollars in the coming year for Law-rence Memorial Hospital - to the tune of at least $300,000.
Events calendar
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence
Band uniforms come up short
12-year-old LHS marching duds don’t cut it at competition, but replacement estimated at $100K
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Members of The Lawrence High School Marching Lions point to trombone player Jacob Ryan as a reason why they need new uniforms. The lanky junior’s uniform doesn’t fit. The sleeves on his white jacket are about an inch short of reaching his wrists. His black pants are so short that it looks like he’s going fishing instead of playing in the band.
Tennessee women drub ‘Horns
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
Top-ranked Tennessee raised a banner celebrating last season’s NCAA title over their home court on Sunday then played like national championship contenders in a 92-67 win over No. 21 Texas.
Keep your menorahs clean
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
If you’re using candles to brighten holiday gatherings, it doesn’t take much to turn a festive display into a waxy mess.
Abrams helps Texas rout Ark.-Monticello
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
A.J. Abrams kept getting open for 3-pointers. So he kept putting them up, and they kept falling in. The Big 12-record holder for 3-pointers in a season hit eight on his way to a career-high 30 points Sunday, leading No. 16 Texas to an easy 100-52 victory over Division-II Arkansas-Monticello.
Money tip: home inventory
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
To keep a fire, burglary or other disaster from devastating your assets, make a thorough inventory of everything you have in your home. There are a number of home inventory forms available for free on the Internet or you can request one from your insurance company.
Shoppers flock to popular Holiday Bazaar
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A3
Steve Moore was worried about the Chiefs on Sunday. But the Kansas City, Mo., resident wasn’t concerned about the team’s game against the defending champion Indianapolis Colts. He hoped the game wouldn’t keep shoppers from perusing his booth at the annual Holiday Bazaar, which took place at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
NFL Roundup: Wild one bounces Browns’ way
Cleveland gets big break, beats Baltimore in OT
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
It was a comeback victory in every sense of the word. The Cleveland Browns literally had to come back onto the field to complete a 33-30 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday after it appeared the game ended with a missed field goal by Phil Dawson.
Dollar criticized at OPEC summit
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that OPEC’s members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other than the depreciating U.S. dollar, which he called a “worthless piece of paper.”
Family of Tawana Brawley wants to revisit infamous N.Y. rape case
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A8
Twenty years after her allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flashpoint, Tawana Brawley’s mother and stepfather want to reopen the case, a newspaper reported Sunday.
KU’s Wissel to compete at NCAAs
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Colby Wissel will compete at the NCAA cross country championships today in Terre Haute, Ind.
Program instructor wins Reintegration Award
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
Susan Kobzar, an instructor in the Consumers as Providers Training Program, received first place in Eli Lilly and Company’s annual Reintegration Awards.
Agency gives award to tiny-k program
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
Ballard Community Services recently honored tiny-k Early Intervention of Douglas County for serving as a community partner.
Titans QB Young has Broncos’ focus
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B4
Broncos rookie defensive lineman Tim Crowder wasn’t allowed to so much as breathe on Vince Young in their college days at Texas. Finally, the no-touch edict has been removed. Crowder gets his chance to deliver a hit on the Tennessee Titans quarterback. That is, if he can catch up to him.
Historical truth
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The use of the image of Lawrence burning during Quantrill’s Raid for a sports related T-shirt is yet another example of individuals not understanding history and the historical significance of a particular event. Let us set the record straight.
Broadway strike talks cut off, shows canceled
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A6
Talks broke off Sunday between striking Broadway stagehands and theater producers, and performances for more than two dozen Broadway shows were canceled through Nov. 25, the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Cyclone toll passes 2,400, could climb to 10,000
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
The death toll from Bangladesh’s most devastating storm in a decade climbed to at least 2,400 today and relief officials warned the figure could jump sharply as rescuers reach more isolated areas.
Religious order settles abuse case for $50M
November 19, 2007
A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaska Natives who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests, a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday.
Animated ‘Beowulf’ slays competition
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B10
The animated telling of “Beowulf,” who rids a Danish kingdom of the feared beast Grendel, slew the box office over the weekend, giving a huge boost to 3-D films in the process.
Musharraf rejects U.S. demands
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s government dismissed a last-ditch U.S. call to end emergency rule, leaving the Bush administration with limited options Sunday in steering its nuclear-armed ally back toward democracy.
Norm Stewart honored in K.C.
Former Mizzou coach goes into Hall of Fame
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
His animated sideline rants led opposing fans to implore former Missouri coach Norm Stewart to just “Sit down, Norm.” On Sunday, Norm could finally stand up and be recognized as one of college basketball’s winningest coaches.
Thankful time’ need not be limited to holidays
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s Thanksgiving, the time of year when families traditionally count their blessings and celebrate togetherness. For many families, who find themselves harried by the hustle and bustle of the holidays - not to mention ordinary day-to-day life - this is a good opportunity to implement “thankful time,” a time of thanks and sharing that can help strengthen relationships and increase communication.
Cap Fed promotes branch manager to VP
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
Jennifer Morgison, Lecompton, is the new vice president and branch manager for the South Topeka office of Capitol Federal Savings, 2901 S. Kansas Ave.
Daughtry, Underwood win big at American Music Awards
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B10
Chris Daughtry may not have won “American Idol,” but his band, Daughtry, earned high enough honors at the American Music Awards on Sunday to share the spotlight with Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake.
Let the hype begin
KU ascends to No. 2 in polls
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Swimming to the top was tough enough. Now, Kansas University’s football team has to tread the dangerous currents to reach the ultimate prize. That’s setting up to be even tougher. Kansas has ascended to the No. 2 ranking in the Bowl Championship Series standings, as well as all three major polls - the Associated Press, the USA Today coaches and the Harris Interactive - after beating Iowa State, 45-7, on Saturday.
What to expect when you’re expecting
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Women who are expecting rarely know what to expect. For this reason, the November issue of American Baby has prepared a list of 12 things new moms might not know about life with a newborn.
CD Tradepost working to entertain troops
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
CD Tradepost stores are working to send CDs, DVDs and video games to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan this holiday season.
Seek transparency
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Thank you David Burress for five practical suggestions on governing (Public Forum, Nov. 12).
Pulling Lebanon back from the brink
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
Remember when Lebanon’s “Cedar Revolution” was the poster child of President Bush’s campaign to democratize the Middle East? One million Lebanese took to the streets on March 14, 2005, to protest the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, which most blamed on Syria. The resulting upheaval forced Syria to withdraw thousands of troops that had been occupying the country for 29 years.
Johnson wraps up Nextel Cup title
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B2
Totally calm and cool, Jimmie Johnson left the pre-race drivers’ meeting Sunday afternoon flashing the peace sign at people wishing him luck. Two fingers. Two straight championships.
On the record
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no calls Sunday.
D.C. treasures
Funding and action are needed to prevent further deterioration of the National Mall.
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
“America’s Front Yard,” a national treasure that attracts and enthralls more than 25 million people a year, is in trouble and seriously deteriorating to the point that it needs vast and immediate renovations. What is at stake is the future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the site of many of the most magnificent memorials, museums and inspirational entities with which we are blessed.
Lawrence Datebook
November 19, 2007
Events around Lawrence.
Detroit ranked new most dangerous city
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
Detroit pushed past St. Louis to become the nation’s most dangerous city, according to a private research group’s analysis, released Sunday, of annual FBI crime statistics. The 14th annual “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America” was published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. It is based on the FBI’s Sept. 24 crime statistics report.
Friendly cafe welcomes customer into family
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C1
Greeting and chatting with total strangers is part and parcel of cafe culture across Europe. Tables, like the houses, are often pretty close together, and it’s possible to look into someone’s eyes, smile at them and say: “Hello. Where are you from?” as a conversation appetizer.
Housing, credit markets increase U.S. recession risk
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A1
The painful collapse of the housing market along with the credit crunch will weigh down economic growth in the final three months of this year and cause economic activity to lag in 2008. It all means that the risk of a recession has increased, economic forecasters say.
Volunteers needed to Adopt a Grandparent
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Senior Services’ Adopt a Grandparent Program is looking for volunteers to pair with a senior during the holidays. To volunteer, please contact Janet Ikenberry at 842-0543.
Slaves to history
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Regarding your story about University of Missouri T-shirts, leave it to the fans of the Black and Gold to come up with something that revels in one of the worst slaughters in U.S. history.
Man critically injured in car accident
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A5
A 24-year-old man is in critical condition after he suffered injuries in a south Lawrence car accident Sunday morning.
Don’t cast your net too wide
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B11
Q: After 15 years as a trial attorney, I am seeking to change careers, but I’m having difficulty getting my foot in the door. I updated my skills and then applied for jobs as a change-management analyst, corporate-compliance manager, contracts analyst, proposal writer, proposal-development coordinator and program manager, among others.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 19, 1907: “The City Council spent all last evening going over the proposed street railway franchise and making changes and may have amended the franchise to death. Amendments proposed in good faith made a patchwork of the franchise and the death blow may have been the bid to build a bridge for the operation.”
MTV expands into Middle East market
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
MTV is hoping hip-hop and reality television tailored and sanitized for a more conservative Middle East will draw young Arabs away from dozens of locally produced music video channels that already dominate the market.
More than 60 killed in mine explosion
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
A methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine early Sunday, killing at least 65 miners in the ex-Soviet nation’s worst mining accident in years, emergency officials said.
U.S. issues apology for shooting civilians
November 19, 2007 in print edition on A2
A U.S. military convoy opened fire on a column of cars Sunday morning, killing at least two Iraqi civilians in southern Iraq and igniting a new round of anger over the apparent loss of innocent life.
Top 25 Roundup: UNO stuns N.C. State
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B7
T.J. Worley banked in a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left, and New Orleans became the latest mid-major to spring an upset by beating No. 21 North Carolina State, 65-63, on Sunday night. In a wild finish that had three lead changes in the final 15 seconds, New Orleans erased a late seven-point deficit by scoring eight straight points in the final 1:48, taking a 62-61 lead with 14.9 seconds left on two free throws by Bo McCalebb.
LSU, KU 1-2 in BCS
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
All that stands between a Kansas-LSU matchup in the BCS national championship game are some tough opponents. LSU was first, and unbeaten Kansas was second in the Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday and the chances of another team catching either without the Tigers and Jayhawks losing seems remote.
Horoscopes
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B10
This year, use your imagination to solve problems. That same talent could become incredibly useful in other ways, such as adding to the quality of your life. Often you could be at odds with a special individual. If you are single, you will meet someone with ease. If you are attached, work on choosing your words and sharing more.
Kansas basketball putting up big numbers, too
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B1
Through three games, Kansas University’s basketball team has displayed an offense even the Jayhawks’ high-scoring football team would be proud of. KU, which has defeated overmatched Louisiana-Monroe, UMKC and Washburn by an average of 28 points per contest, has averaged 94.7 points off sizzling 53.7 percent shooting.
Animal activist or publicity hound?
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B10
A stirring profile of a strange and controversial figure, “I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA” (7 p.m., HBO) says as much about the contemporary state of media and intellectual discourse as it does about animal rights or Ms. Newkirk.
Kansas, MU 2-3 in AP poll
November 19, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s improbable climb has the unbeaten Jayhawks ranked higher than ever and preparing to play their biggest game ever. Kansas was No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 released Sunday behind top-ranked LSU. Next up for the Jayhawks - No. 3 Missouri.