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6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Shana Valencia, from Evergreen, Colo., hula hoops at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival at Clinton Lake State Park in this June 8 file photo. Festival promoters are exploring their options of different locations to host the event. One option would move it to the Circle S Ranch and Country Inn in Jefferson County. Wakarusa music festival considers venue change
November 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival promoters are exploring their options. “We’re investigating the opportunities of places to host the event is all, and we’ve done that annually, so there’s really no news until after Thanksgiving probably,” said Brett Mosiman, the founder of the festival, conducted the past three Junes at Clinton State Park.
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
KCMO PD: Think twice before going for goalposts Saturday
Posted November 20, 2007
_All week, the Heard on the Hill blog will highlight ways that we here and Kansas fans in general will be preparing for the upcoming ...
2:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat Tuesday with MU beat writer Graham Watson
November 20, 2007
Well, it's officially going to be one of the biggest meetings ever between Kansas and Missouri - in <i>anything</i> - this Saturday in Kansas City. Here's your chance to see what the thinking currently is on the other side of the border from Graham Watson, who covers Missouri for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She'll be joining us at <strong>2:30 p.m. Tuesday</strong> to answer your Border War queries.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas' Joe Mortenson (8) and John Larson bring down Missouri running back Tony Temple on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at Columbia, Mo in this file photo. Woodling: Probation may sting KU yet
November 20, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Lost in the euphoria of this stunningly serendipitous Kansas University football season has been any notion of assessing its impact on the big picture. While the Jayhawks’ 11-0 start has been a short-term delight, the long-range effect could be even more significant based on what happened just 13 months ago.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners broke the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door meeting to discuss granting more than $1 million in incentives to a local company, the Kansas attorney general has found. But Attorney General Paul Morrison is willing to forgo prosecution if city commissioners agree to admit their wrongdoing and personally pay for two hours of professional training on the open meetings law. AG won’t prosecute mayor
November 20, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Mayor Sue Hack won’t be prosecuted for violating the state’s conflict of interest laws, although the state attorney general’s office said today she technically violated portions of the act and created an “appearance of impropriety.”

All stories

6News: Police search for kidnapper
November 20, 2007
Lawrence Police need your help finding a fourth person wanted in connection with a kidnapping earlier this month at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
6News: KU fans much “a ‘do” about Hawks
November 20, 2007
With the KU football team undefeated, fans are showing their support through haircuts and tattoos.
6News: Party on: Football game to be shown downtown
November 20, 2007
City commissioners approved plans by Downtown Lawrence, Inc. to hold an outdoor watch party for the football game between Kansas and Missouri.
6News: Potential issues on Tonganoxie ballot released
November 20, 2007
Tonganoxie residents could have two controversial issues on the ballot for a special election early next year.
6Sports: Brandon Rush returns
November 20, 2007
Brandon Rush is back. After five months of ACL rehabilitation, the Jayhawks junior guard saw ten minutes of action last Thursday against Washburn.
6News: Smoker gobbles up garage
November 20, 2007
A turkey smoker caused fire damage to a garage early Tuesday morning in Tonganoxie.
6News: K-10 rollover hospitalizes man
November 20, 2007
A one-vehicle rollover accident late this afternoon on K-10 highway sent a Eudora man to a Kansas City hospital.
6News: Gun charge against ‘Yellow House’ dropped
November 20, 2007
A federal gun charge filed earlier this year against the owners of the “Yellow House Store” has been dropped.
6News: Last call for Last Call?
November 20, 2007
The fate of a controversial downtown Lawrence nightclub, Last Call, and the decision to renew its liquor license, rests in the hands of state officials.
6Sports: Former Piper standout leads Washburn
November 20, 2007
Former Piper basketball player Nate Daniels is now an Ichabod. Last Thursday the Washburn freshman took the court against Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse.
6News: Teens not hitting the books
November 20, 2007
A new report has found that teenagers are getting their noses out of books, and what little they do read they don’t understand.
6News: No prosecution for Hack
November 20, 2007
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack will not be prosecuted for violating the state’s conflict of interest laws.
6Sports: Arrowhead ready for some (college) football
November 20, 2007
The Border Showdown between Kansas and Missouri will take place at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City this year and next.
AG won’t prosecute mayor
Hack’s verbal disclosure of Deciphera holdings deemed adequate to note conflict of interest
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mayor Sue Hack won’t be prosecuted for violating the state’s conflict of interest laws, although the state attorney general’s office said today she technically violated portions of the act and created an “appearance of impropriety.”
AG: Hack committed ‘technical’ violation, but won’t be prosecuted
Attorney: Mayor’s involvement in Deciphera matter ‘created an appearance of impropriety’
November 20, 2007
Investigators with the Morrison’s office said Hack didn’t properly fill out a state-mandated Statement of Substantial Interest form showing that she owned more than $5,000 in stock in the Lawrence-based company. But assistant attorney general Barry Disney said the violation was technical in nature and would not be prosecuted.
6News Now: Gun charges dropped against ‘Yellow House’ owners
November 20, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a federal gun charge filed earlier this year against the owners of the ‘Yellow House Store’ has been dropped, plus we’ll look at the lengths KU fans go to support the ‘Hawks in the Border Showdown.
Injury accident reported east of Lawrence
November 20, 2007
Helicopter ambulance is requested.
Senator investigating pastors’ finances
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
Is it OK for a minister to live large? A new probe by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, certainly will call into question whether it’s appropriate for some leaders of multimillion-dollar ministries to live in majestic homes, drive luxury cars and earn CEO-like salaries.
Toy makers facing lawsuit
Mattel, Toys R Us among companies named in lead incidents
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
The California attorney general and the Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Monday against Mattel Inc., Toys R Us Inc. and 18 other companies, accusing them of making or selling products that contain “unlawful quantities of lead.” The move follows major recalls of toys, lunch boxes, children’s jewelry and other goods during the last year by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington.
Petraeus called to assist in picking new generals
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Army has summoned the top U.S. commander in Iraq back to Washington to preside over a board that will pick the next generation of Army leaders, an unusual decision that officials say represents a vote of confidence in Gen. David Petraeus’ conduct of the war as well as the Army counterinsurgency doctrine he helped rewrite.
Big 12 football notebook
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
Oklahoma’s loss Saturday at Texas Tech did more than knock the 10th-ranked Sooners out of the national championship picture. It kept Texas in contention for the Big 12 South title and a possible BCS game.
Stacked high court approves Musharraf’s re-election
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Judges hand-picked by Gen. Pervez Musharraf took just two hours Monday to quash legal challenges to his disputed re-election as president, paving the way for him to fulfill a promise to quit as army chief, perhaps by the end of the month.
Magazine launches writing contest for girls
November 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
To gather “voces authenticas” (authentic voices) from all over the U.S., Latinitas magazine is launching the Latinitas Magazine National Writing Contest, seeking feedback from Latina youths ages 14-21 on “What it is to be Latina.” Winning writers will see their articles published in the print and online issues of Latinitas magazine.
Woodling: Probation may sting KU yet
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lost in the euphoria of this stunningly serendipitous Kansas University football season has been any notion of assessing its impact on the big picture. While the Jayhawks’ 11-0 start has been a short-term delight, the long-range effect could be even more significant based on what happened just 13 months ago.
People in the news
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Cast of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ named¢ ‘Mr. Whipple’ of Charmin fame dies¢ Queen honored on diamond anniversary¢ Rocker appointed university chancellor¢ Donny Osmond apologizes to King¢ Jackson Browne stumps for Edwards
Study: Deaths from heart disease not declining in younger people
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
For decades, heart disease death rates have been falling. But a new study shows a troubling turn - more women under 45 are dying of heart disease because of clogged arteries, and the death rate for men that age has leveled off.
Sooners’ top rusher out
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma’s leading rusher DeMarco Murray has a dislocated kneecap and will miss Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State.
Cyclone survivors recount horror as search for the dead goes on
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Azahar Ali huddled with his family, reading from the Quran, as the cyclone roared in. First the power went out, then screaming winds blew out the windows and ripped off the roof. The sea rushed in, washing him and his family away.
Freshman leaves Iowa State
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Iowa State freshman guard Marcus Brister is leaving the team for personal reasons, coach Greg McDermott said Monday.
Wakarusa music festival considers venue change
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival promoters are exploring their options. “We’re investigating the opportunities of places to host the event is all, and we’ve done that annually, so there’s really no news until after Thanksgiving probably,” said Brett Mosiman, the founder of the festival, conducted the past three Junes at Clinton State Park.
Lawrence Datebook
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Strings attached
An “advisory” board seems stacked in favor of a certain direction for the Kansas University Medical Center’s cancer center.
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Regarding the ongoing Kansas City hospital mess and cancer center designation: Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor for the Kansas University Medical Center, announced last week she is creating a cancer partnership, an advisory board. The board, according to Atkinson, would handle strategic planning and advise the director of the KU cancer center.
Tribunal charges former Khmer Rouge leader
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Cambodia’s U.N.-backed genocide tribunal arrested the former Khmer Rouge head of state and charged him Monday with crimes against humanity and war crimes, a spokesman said. Khieu Samphan was the last of five senior officials of the brutal regime to be taken in custody ahead of a long-delayed genocide trial.
Veteran thanks
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The HyVee stores once again celebrated Veterans Day by inviting all veterans to a buffet breakfast. A handful of young, current members of the Armed Forces in their freshly up-to-date uniforms were accompanied in much larger numbers by their very old senior counterparts, wearing the remnants of their caps, dog tags, ribbons, etc., demonstrative of their service.
Resignation due
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I believe Mayor Sue Hack should resign from the City Commission because she has too many involvements with groups with an interest in such matters as the Deciphera deal. We do have laws, and they should be followed.
Developers plan massive water park in Ariz. desert
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
By tapping rivers and sucking water from deep underground, developers have covered Arizona with carpets of Bermuda grass and dotted the parched landscape with swimming pools, golf courses and lakeshore homes. Now another ambitious project is in the works: A massive new water park that would offer surf-sized waves, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking - all in a bone-dry region that gets just 8 inches of rain a year.
Cold front brings possibility of light snow
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Cooler temperatures, a bit of snow and other conditions appropriate for the Thanksgiving season are coming - just in time for the big feast. “It’s that time of year when we’re supposed to enjoy some cooler weather,” 6News Meteorologist Matt Elwell said. “That makes the turkey go down better.”
Care priority
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Individuals with disabilities are valuable members of our communities, and the services that support these individuals are valuable as well. Quality services for those with disabilities are not possible without a skilled and stable workforce, and this is not possible unless state legislators budget more funding for the agencies that provide these services.
Museum seeks stories, photos of cowgirls
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Watkins Museum will play host to an ExhibitsUSA traveling exhibit, “Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West,” Dec. 15 through Jan. 19. Museum staff is seeking photographs of Douglas County cowgirls with an explanatory essay up to 250 words. Please provide a photographic print or a digital image on a CD.
Energy options
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: It seems ludicrous to me that any state official would criticize other state officials for not allowing poisonous gases to pour into the air on the western edge of Kansas. We all know of the disastrous results of some of those gases. It’s time to stop wrangling and start thinking!
Horoscopes
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Expect a lot of excitement as this year unfurls. Know that events and people change, allowing others room for growth and evolvement. You too will grow. Your transformation could stun you. If you are single, you will meet people easily. If you are attached, you might inadvertently test each other’s limits.
Study finds Americans are reading less
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A10
The latest National Endowment for the Arts report draws on a variety of sources, public and private, and essentially reaches one conclusion: Americans are reading less.
Presidential race reveals lingering sexism
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
“So,” the woman asked, “how do we beat the bitch?” And Sen. John McCain laughed. It was, he said, an “excellent” question. Yes, he went on to express respect for Hillary Clinton, to whom the woman referred. But not once while answering that question at a campaign stop in South Carolina recently did he suggest that it wasn’t appropriate to call Clinton a “bitch.”
Perkins not expecting Mangino to leave
KU AD thinks coach will stay after big year
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
A glance at the Associated Press Top 25 rankings is all that’s necessary to validate Lew Perkins’ ability to hire a winning football coach. Perkins was the athletic director at University of Connecticut when the time came to find the right coach to bring the school from the less competitive Division 1-AA to Division 1-A. He hired Randy Edsall, whose Huskies are ranked 20th in the nation.
Radio host recovers from surgery after fall
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence radio personality Hank Booth of KLWN might miss a few Jayhawks basketball games this season as he recovers from a fall at his home, his wife said Monday.
University of Hawaii, KU share more than undefeated record
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
Only two Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools remain undefeated at this late juncture in the college football season. One is, of course, the hometown Kansas Jayhawks. The other is the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Though the two schools are separated by four time zones and nearly 3,600 miles - and good luck driving that - they share a bond beyond the goose eggs in the loss column.
Ex-prison guard enters not-guilty plea
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B10
A former prison guard accused of helping two inmates escape remained behind bars Monday after a federal judge entered a plea of not guilty on four firearms charges. Amber Lynn Goff waived her right to contest the government’s request for detention. The prosecution contended she is a flight risk.
Commodities
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
Agricultural futures finished mostly lower Monday on on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery rose 6.75 cents to close at $7.5625; December corn fell 2 cents to $3.775; December oats fell 4.5 cents to $2.755; January soybeans dropped 7.25 cents to $10.705.
Pump patrol
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 20, 1907: “The only chapel rail car in the United States was in Salina today. It is the St. Anthony Chapel Car of the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States and is billed as a ‘church on wheels’ to serve Catholics and encourage converts.”
Deffenbaugh Industries to be purchased by DLJ
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B9
Deffenbaugh Industries will be purchased by a major international company. DLJ Merchant Banking Partners announced Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Shawnee-based company, which owns and operates the more than 800-acre Johnson County Landfill.
Adornment Show strives to deck your halls with art by youngsters
November 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Amid tulle, Christmas lights, tables and artwork, Lynne Green pushed a broom across the floor and paused to reflect for a moment on preparations for Adornment, Van Go Mobile Arts’ annual holiday show and sale. “It’s like birthing a baby every year,” says Green, Van Go’s executive director.
Troubled picture of club described
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
City attorneys and police officers spent seven hours Monday presenting testimony to state regulators about a trifecta of troubles that surround the controversial downtown bar Last Call. The trifecta: guns, gangs and drugs.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
The state’s proposed 4 percent cutback in aid to public education was “something we can live with” in the Lawrence school district, Supt. Carl Knox said.
KU football team making habit of covering spread
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
OK, gambling geniuses: Who put $100 on Kansas at the beginning of the season and let it ride? You’d have $102,400 to wager on this weekend’s Missouri game, with a shot at much, much more.
On the record
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police conducted a death investigation for a 36-year-old woman found dead at a residence in the 2400 block of Ousdahl about 4:30 a.m. Monday. Police suspect no foul play and have contacted the woman’s family. The Douglas County Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death.
Judge backs Tiller probe
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
A lower court judge has told the Kansas Supreme Court that a proposed grand jury investigation into abortion provider Dr. George Tiller should be allowed to proceed. Michael Corrigan, chief judge of the 18th judicial district, described one of Tiller’s reasons for trying to block the Sedgwick County grand jury as “absurd.”
FBI: Hate crimes up nearly 8 percent
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hate crime incidents rose nearly 8 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, as civil rights advocates increasingly take to the streets to protest what they call official indifference to intimidation and attacks against blacks and other minorities.
Royals negotiating with Japanese reliever
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
With the help of new manager Trey Hillman’s experience and contacts, the Kansas City Royals are negotiating a multiyear deal with reliever Yasuhiko Yabuta.
Short on shortcomings
Quarterbacks not prototypical - just productive
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Missouri University quarterback Chase Daniel was in Columbia, Mo., on an unofficial visit while in high school, when he stopped at an ice cream shop to satisfy his sweet tooth. “Right when we were leaving, someone said, ‘Beat KU all four years you’re here, and we’ll still love you no matter the outcome.’” Daniel recalled with a laugh. No word on if the fan added, “By the way, where’s the rest of you?”
King telling Chavez to ‘shut up’ a hit
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Many Spaniards were so amused when their king told Venezuela’s president to “shut up” they want to hear the words every time their phone rings.
Angels send Cabrera to Sox for Garland
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Los Angeles Angels traded Gold Glove shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Jon Garland on Monday, while World Series champion Boston kept Mike Lowell, and the Yankees held on to closer Mariano Rivera.
Stagnant ‘O’ peeves Chiefs
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Running back Larry Johnson will probably be out again this week with an injured foot, which means little relief is in sight for a struggling Kansas City offense.
Padgett done for year?
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Louisville center David Padgett has a fractured right knee cap that will cause him to miss at least 10 weeks - possibly the rest of the season.
A-Rod wins third MVP
Yankee seeks to fill ‘hole in the resume’
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Alex Rodriguez has millions of dollars in his investment accounts, three AL MVP awards for his trophy case - and zero World Series rings for his fingers.
Carr officially steps down
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lloyd Carr alternately choked up and chuckled for nearly 40 minutes Monday, as he announced his 13th season as Michigan football coach would be his last.
UCLA overcomes slow start, Terps
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
UCLA freshman Kevin Love is proving to be a quick learner. Love adjusted after being frustrated by Maryland’s early physical play, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds to help second-ranked UCLA overcome a sloppy first half in a 71-59 victory over Maryland on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.
KU runner All-America for 2nd straight year
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
For the second time in his career, Colby Wissel is an All-American. The Kansas University senior placed 39th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday. His time of 30:36 was the second-fastest 10K of his career.
Topeka man charged with kidnapping
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kidnapping charges were filed Monday in Douglas County District Court against a Topeka man stemming from an incident on Nov. 10. when five people - including two children - were held in an apartment for hours.
Broncos trip Titans, 34-20
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
The Denver Broncos found new ways to make big plays and some little-known players to make them. Now suddenly they find themselves in a spot they only could have dreamed of a few weeks ago - tied for first place in the AFC West.
Florida returns to poll
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Florida is back in the Top 25. The two-time defending national champions came into this season having lost the top six players from the team that repeated. It took the new group of Gators just two weeks to move into the Associated Press college basketball poll.
Losing baby weight linked to sleep
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
As if new mothers don’t have enough challenges. Now they need to get adequate sleep if they want to keep postpartum weight off, according to research released Monday from Kaiser Permanente and Harvard Medical School.
Sex scandal rocks Atlanta-area church
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother’s wife and fathered a child by her.
Callahan mum on future
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Bill Callahan isn’t saying - or doesn’t know - whether he’s starting his final week as Nebraska’s coach.
Jayhawks aiming for 600th in Allen
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will shoot for its 600th victory in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night against Northern Arizona. It could be yet another festive evening in KU’s tradition-rich building provided the Jayhawks, who have a 599-106 all-time mark in Allen, take care of business, and if the enthusiastic student section is filled for a game played on Thanksgiving Eve.
Mizzou throws scare into MSU
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Drew Neitzel drifted along the baseline, brushed through a pick by Marquise Gray and spotted up in the corner. The high-arching shot was never in doubt, barely rippling the net as it passed through. After all but disappearing in the second half, Neitzel hit the shots when Michigan State needed it, and it still almost wasn’t enough.
Van Go Adornment to take place Saturday
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Van Go Mobile Arts will conduct its annual Adornment event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds benefit the nationally recognized JAMS program.
The Salvation Army doles out turkey dinners
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season of giving Monday, distributing 100 Thanksgiving dinner boxes to Lawrence residents. “It’s the right thing to do,” said shelter manager Liz Coleman as she distributed the boxes from the basement of the Salvation Army building, 946 N.H.
Four face aggravated battery charges
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Charges were filed Monday against four men arrested in the Saturday beating of a man in the 1600 block of Harper Street. Facing aggravated battery charges are Eliseo Munoz, 25, Lawrence; and Plutarco Haro-Carlos, 23, Jaime Haro, 19, and Ruben Rodriguez, 21, all of Olathe. They could face a maximum of 172 months in prison and a possible fine if convicted.
Lawrence names master teacher
Wakarusa Valley’s Judy Kettle, a 32-year district veteran, receives the honor
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
It was a surprise that had Judy Kettle shaking for several minutes Monday morning. The longtime Lawrence educator fought back tears and said she couldn’t “imagine a more meaningful morning” of her life.
Hidden salt in food a growing danger
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Think cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is stressful? Something else is far more likely to raise your blood pressure: salt hidden in all those goodies. Don’t blame the chefs. Much of that salt was hidden from them, too.
Soldiers’ Home superintendent resigns
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
The superintendent for the nursing home for military veterans cited for nearly 30 violations this summer has resigned. The Kansas Soldiers’ Home at Fort Dodge also has authorized pay increases for nurses, hired a new director of nursing and is looking for a clinical director at the long-term care building. The home had nearly 30 deficiencies cited in an Aug. 16 inspection report.
State of beauty
Lawrence students train lenses on Kansas, land spot in calendar
November 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Katy Hoffman thinks Kansas’ beauty is underrated - mainly because it doesn’t jump right out and slap you in the face. “Everybody thinks of Kansas as a flat, boring, grassy place,” Hoffman says. “But there are a lot of hills in Kansas, and we have pretty sunsets - lots of things people do overlook.”
Funding proposed for school bus seat belts
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters proposed new rules Monday to improve the safety of school bus seats and expand the use of shoulder belts, but declined to order that all new buses include seat belts.
Court equipment upgrade gains approval
County Commission OKs $57,820 in audio-visual improvements
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Commissioners on Monday approved purchase of new electronic equipment for two courtrooms. The equipment will include plasma televisions, video presenters, computer touch screens, microphones and equipment racks, costing up to $57,820.
Finding a babysitter
November 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Maybe your long-time babysitter went off to college, or you’ve just moved and need to find a sitter in a new town. In any case, there are lots of people who would love to spend some time with your little ones, and now there are more ways than ever to find them.
Frankly, new show leaves bad impression
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
TBS adds the weekly late night series “Frank TV” (10 p.m., TBS) to its comedy lineup. Frank Caliendo (“MadTV”) offers an onslaught of impressions from the cast of “Seinfeld” to presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Caliendo appears in front of a studio audience on a set he calls a fake living room and introduces a series of sketches featuring his takes on celebrities.
Boys, ages 8 and 9, charged with rape
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Three boys, ages 8 and 9, were being held Monday in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl near a suburban apartment complex, officials said.
Kid stuff
Non-confrontational dialogue is always in the best interests of coaches, parents and youngsters in sports.
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A9
Cal Ripken Jr. is a baseball hall-of-famer who not only had a brilliant career in sports but who also is a topflight citizen with a lot to offer in the way of advice about youngsters. Ripken writes a popular Baltimore Sun column, labeled “Ask Cal,” and doles out level-headed advice to youths and adults in sports.
Imports of Canadian cattle expanded
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Department of Agriculture began to allow the importation of older Canadian cattle into the U.S. on Monday for the first time in more than four years, marking a final rollback of trade restrictions imposed after the 2003 discovery of mad cow disease in Canada.
Projects could boost Palestinian economy
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
International Mideast envoy Tony Blair announced four economic projects Monday designed to create thousands of jobs for Palestinians and bolster peace efforts with Israel. While careful not to “exaggerate the significance” of the projects, Blair said it was a “strong beginning” toward supporting peace negotiations to be formally renewed at a U.S.-backed conference in Annapolis, Md., next week.
Drop in AIDS cases due to revised data
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
The number of AIDS cases worldwide fell by more than 6 million cases this year to 33.2 million, global health officials said today. But the decline is mostly on paper.
Homeland Security adviser resigns
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
Fran Townsend, the leading White House-based terrorism adviser who gave public updates on the extent of the threat to U.S. security, is stepping down after 4 1/2 years.
Chavez, Ahmadinejad vow to confront U.S.
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Venezuela’s outspoken president joined with Iran’s leader Monday in boasting that they are “united like a single fist” in challenging American influence, saying the fall of the dollar is a sign that “the U.S. empire is coming down.”
Bullying among girls psychologically sinister
November 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Dr. Wes: We sometimes forget what a special place Lawrence is, with myriad opportunities for culture, arts, public discourse, academia, etc. I encountered a thoughtful reminder of our embarrassment of riches when my daughter and I attended “The Secret Life of Girls” at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Judge rules against Kaweh tribe
November 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Texas judge issued a permanent injunction Monday prohibiting an unrecognized American Indian tribe and its self-proclaimed chief from selling tribal memberships in an alleged scam to defraud illegal immigrants by falsely claiming the documents would provide protection from deportation.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
KU junior left tackle Anthony Collins has been named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, given to college football’s best interior lineman.