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Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. NAU Krause Dining
Podcasts
Polls
When you think of Al Bohl, how do you feel?

Poll results

Response Percent
A little bit of both
 
35%
Grateful that he hired Mark Mangino
 
29%
Angry that he made Roy Williams want to leave
 
24%
Undecided
 
10%
Total 131
Does this undefeated-so-far season make Mark Mangino the best football coach in KU history?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
47%
No
 
39%
Undecided
 
13%
Total 318
Videos

Lead stories

6:54 a.m.
Mayor Sue Hack on May 3, 2007, conceded that she did not file the state-required paperwork disclosing her financial interests in a company receiving cash and economic development incentives from the city. 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.”
9:00 a.m.
Maintenance workers cover the Kansas endzone at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., where Kansas will take on Missouri this Saturday. The Border Showdown is expected to be the biggest game at Arrowhead all season, according to Josh Looney from the Kansas City Chiefs' public relations office. Workers covered the field with tarps Tuesday in anticipation of rain and snow flurries forecast for this week. Battlefield awaits clash of titans
November 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
So you’ve got your tickets. Or you’ve got “a friend” who knows where you can get some. Or you don’t have any but want to get as close to Saturday’s Armageddon at Arrowhead as you can. First you have to decide when you’ll get there. Then it’s what to bring, how to get home and how much to plan to spend. We’re here to help.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about 40 years worth of Border Showdowns with Journal-World sports writer Chuck Woodling
November 21, 2007
1963 University of Missouri graduate Chuck Woodling started at the Journal-World in 1968 and has seen many KU-MU football games in that time. Join him for an online chat at 1:30 Wednesday about some of his favorite memories from those games -- and what's to come for Saturday's big matchup. <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2007/nov/21/16117/">See Chuck's video blog about this weekend's game.</a>
4:00 p.m.
Al Bohl, shown here in this file photo, said that Nick Saban, Mark Mangino and Gary Pinkel all shared a common trait that helped them get hired. Each man knew one side of the ball at an extremely high level. Ex-Kansas athletic director lauds hires Pinkel, Mangino
November 21, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The epitaph for Al Bohl’s reign as athletic director at Kansas University has read “The guy who held the driveway news conference and accused Roy Williams of holding him like a dove in his hand and choosing to crush him instead of set him free, and the AD who understaffed compliance.”
6:45 p.m.
Kansas guard Russell Robinson warms up prior to the start against Northern Arizona Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Allen Fieldhouse. Win No. 600 at Allen Fieldhouse in the books. KU 87, NAU 46
November 21, 2007
KU’s blowout win marks victory number 600 in Allen Fieldhouse and sets up a showdown with Arizona Sunday night. The game will be the final contest in the Jayhawk Invitational, and KU will look for win No. 601 in the old barn.
10:00 p.m.
Judy Johanning, center, Baldwin City, has made and gathered more than 40 quilts to take to tornado-ravaged Greensburg for the holiday season. Displaying some of the quilts Tuesday with Johanning are members of the Maple Leaf Quilters Guild, Wincel Jehle, Baldwin, left, and Cathy Miles, Lawrence, right. The quilts will be delivered Nov. 30 at the Kiowa County Hospital in Greensburg. Quilts meant as ‘hugs’ for town’s tornado survivors
November 22, 2007 in print edition on 1A
When Judy Johanning heard about the tornado that ravaged Greensburg, she donated money to help. But the Baldwin City resident wanted to do more. “I just wanted to do something for the people,” she said.

All stories

6Sports video: KU defense to face multiple Mizzou weapons
November 21, 2007
No opponent this season has held the Missouri football team to fewer than 30 points. That’s the task the Jayhawks’ second-ranked defense is charged with this weekend.
6Sports video: KU volleyball sweeps Raiders
November 21, 2007
The Kansas volleyball team was in action tonight in Lubbock for more than likely Emily Brown and Caitlin Mahoney’s last match.
6News video: No 6:00 news on Thanksgiving
November 21, 2007
We want to give our viewers a heads-up on a programming change on Thanksgiving: we won’t be here at 6:00, but we will be here at 10:00 with all your local news.
6News video: Dukakis to speak at Dole
November 21, 2007
He rose from obscurity amongst a field of big political names to win the 1988 Democratic Presidential nomination, and next week, he’ll be in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Useless trivia with DJ
November 21, 2007
DJ Whetter and Andrew Baker play useless Fieldhouse trivia.
6News video: Shoppers, sellers eager for Black Friday
November 21, 2007
In addition to the turkey and the travel, local bargain-hunters are gearing up for another Thanksgiving tradition. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, and the early bird may get the best deals.
6News video: No tickets? No problem
November 21, 2007
Don’t have tickets to the Border Showdown? You can catch some of the excitement early by attending Saturday’s live taping of ESPN’s GameDay.
6Sports video: Lots of points, lots of fouls
November 21, 2007
Foul trouble will make or break the Kansas women’s basketball team this season, and that applies specifically to standout sophomore Danielle McCray.
6News video: Local resident makes quilt ‘hugs’ for Greensburg tornado victims
November 21, 2007
A patchwork of relief efforts poured into Greensburg after a tornado left the town in ruins, but now some victims will feel the warmth of a new donation from the area.
6News video: 6News plans special showdown coverage
November 21, 2007
Once the Border Showdown wraps up on Saturday, 6News will be here live for a special broadcast.
6Sports video: Not all about height
November 21, 2007
They stand 5‘10” and 6 feet tall, respectively, but every Saturday Todd Reesing and Chase Daniel have proven that not having an NFL-typical body can still produce Heisman Trophy results.
6Sports video: Bring on the Lumberjacks
November 21, 2007
After a six-day layoff, the Kansas men return to action in the Jayhawk Invitational against Northern Arizona. DJ Whetter has more from the Fieldhouse.
6Sports video: Hawks shoot over 60% from the floor
November 21, 2007
It was 2004 the last time the Kansas basketball team started the season 3-0. That year the Hawks shot out of the gate to a 14-0 record. Tonight, sans Sherron Collins, the Hawks went 4-0 against NAU.
6News video: Local non-profit to ring in holidays this weekend
November 21, 2007
Some kettles are already on the streets, but the official kickoff of the Salvation Army’s annual fundraiser is set for Friday evening.
Win No. 600 at Allen Fieldhouse in the books. KU 87, NAU 46
November 21, 2007
KU’s blowout win marks victory number 600 in Allen Fieldhouse and sets up a showdown with Arizona Sunday night. The game will be the final contest in the Jayhawk Invitational, and KU will look for win No. 601 in the old barn.
6News Now: Local woman helping to keep Greensburg residents warm this winter
November 21, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, these days the KU basketball team is taking a rare backseat on the local sports scene with the upcoming Border Showdown on Saturday. Plus we’ll take a look at a local woman’s efforts to keep residents of tornado-ravaged Greensburg warm this winter.
Power reported restored in western part of town
03:04 p.m., November 21, 2007 Updated 04:41 p.m.
About 1,350 Westar Energy customers were without power in west Lawrence.
Carbondale man ordered to trial on sex charge
Prosecutors say defendant solicited undercover police officer posing as 13-year-old girl
November 21, 2007
A man who allegedly solicited sex over the Internet with a 13-year-old girl will be tried on sex crime charges, a Douglas County judge ruled on Wednesday.
People in the news
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
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WADA rules stricter than pro leagues’
United States drug czar Burns says baseball, football fear ‘tough, specific’ laws
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
America’s deputy drug czar sees the Barry Bonds indictment as a success, the upcoming Mitchell report on steroids in baseball as a positive and envisions a day when all pro sports will sign onto the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules.
Pair of Packers back off ‘bounties’
Officials look into whether players offered rewards for plays
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
A running back can give each of his offensive linemen a nice wristwatch at the end of the season to reward them for their blocking. Dan Marino can make commercials about giving his offensive linemen gloves to get on their good side. So what’s wrong with defensive players offering financial incentives to teammates for achieving specific defensive goals?
Pakistan frees thousands from jails
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf freed thousands of opponents from jails Tuesday in a sign he is rolling back a wave of repression under emergency rule and flew to Saudi Arabia to talk about the future of an exiled rival, Nawaz Sharif.
French president defiant as civil servants join strikes
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
President Nicolas Sarkozy stood firm against spreading strikes Tuesday, insisting he will not water down plans for a thorough overhaul of France, even as civil servants joined the walkouts and thousands of protesters took to the streets.
Police seek person of interest in kidnapping
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are seeking the public’s help in finding a fourth person wanted in connection with a kidnapping earlier this month at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
Driven by dollars
All of the attention and revenue being generated by Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri football game should have been focused on Lawrence, not Kansas City.
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Consider what should have been going on in Lawrence this week and would have been going on if it had not been for the insatiable desire of Kansas University Athletic Department officials for more money.
U.S. sets schedule for Mideast talks
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
The Bush administration said Tuesday it will inaugurate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians next week, ending a seven-year lull, with a conference of leaders and diplomats the U.S. hopes will help shepherd a final Mideast settlement.
Cubs president resigns to take over NHL team
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
John McDonough’s job title stays the same. By moving just a few miles across town, though, he’s got a new team to run in an entirely different sport.
Gamers get their own place in history
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
It never fails. One generation’s vice becomes the next era’s “history” and “culture.” Even jazz started out in bawdy houses and saloons before it became America’s classical music. Rock ‘n’ roll went from being the source of juvenile delinquency to having its own Hall of Fame. Now the joystick generation is old enough to have its own history, as evidenced in the thought-provoking five-part series “Rise of the Video Game”
Zook tapped for Hula Bowl
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Illinois coach Ron Zook has been chosen to coach one of the teams in the Hula Bowl, set for Jan. 12 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.
Rules for savvy shopping
Good timing and Web comparisons can help you save
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
After shoppers have created their holiday gift lists, next is to make sure shopping is as hassle-free as possible. Consumer Reports suggests these tips for the savvy buyer.
Lawrence Datebook
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Ex-Kansas athletic director lauds hires Pinkel, Mangino
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The epitaph for Al Bohl’s reign as athletic director at Kansas University has read “The guy who held the driveway news conference and accused Roy Williams of holding him like a dove in his hand and choosing to crush him instead of set him free, and the AD who understaffed compliance.”
Knitter hopes scarves she made from scrap help ‘share the warmth’
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A little leftover yarn can go a long way. Just ask Ruth Glass, 65, who knit 26 scarves for the Share the Warmth coat drive using only scrap yarn.
Coach: Old offense long gone
Edwards can’t shake conservative reputation
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Herm Edwards developed a reputation as a conservative coach in his five seasons with the New York Jets, eschewing the type of spread offenses that dotted the league for a more defensive-minded approach. Build a strong defense, run an offense that takes few chances to cut down on mistakes, and pull out close victories was Edwards’ mantra.
Old Home Town - 40 Years Ago
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Kansas University officials revealed plans for a $5.8 million, 25-story humanities building which was expected to be the tallest structure in the state and one of the tallest buildings on any campus in America.
Notebook
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A7
Kansas University fans are invited to a pep rally Friday evening at the Corinth Square Shopping Center at 83rd Street and Mission Road in Prairie Village.
Ancient sea scorpion was 8 feet long
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
One of its claws might feed an entire family, but this sea creature would be more likely to eat the family. British researchers said Tuesday that they have discovered an 18-inch-long fossilized claw of an ancient sea scorpion that would have been 8 feet long, making it the largest arthropod ever discovered.
Fungus threatens ancient cave paintings
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
New clusters of black fungus are spreading over famed cave drawings in southwest France, scientists warned Tuesday. But the scientists said they have found a bacteria-killing recipe to protect the remarkable Paleolithic paintings.
For second year, Wii at top of many holiday wish lists
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Each holiday season, a couple hard-to-find toys send parents hunting from store to store. And, each season, they’re soon forgotten: Has your Elmo gotten any tickles lately? But this year, it looks like the gift everybody is looking for is the same as last year: the Nintendo Wii.
Report: Holmes’ career may be in jeopardy
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said Tuesday an injury to Priest Holmes was being evaluated amid a report that the running back could be out this week and possibly much longer.
Former press secretary blames Bush for deceit
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a CIA operative.
Old Home Town - 25 Years Ago
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
With bright lights and applause, Janice Marie Tennant was crowned Miss Lawrence-KU of 1982. She was a Kansas University junior studying communications and advertising and was chosen from a field of 10 finalists when the contest was revived after lapsing since 1976.
Titans probe incident involving DT, ‘Pacman’
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday he’s gathering facts about a weekend incident between suspended cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
Businesses, services close to observe Thanksgiving holiday
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Many government offices and public services in Lawrence and area towns will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All city, county and state offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Federal offices in the General Services Administration will be closed Thursday but open Friday.
BNSF worker says Intermodal complex sure to mean growth
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Skip Kalb thinks the Gardner Intermodal can mean growth for Baldwin City in whatever way the community wants, but he doesn’t think it will mean a huge increase in truck traffic on U.S. Highway 56.
On the record
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Sunday after being involved in a pedestrian/auto accident. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Mississippi Street.
U.S., Iran set new talks on Iraqi security
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A11
Iran and the United States have agreed to meet soon for a fourth round of talks on Iraqi security, underscoring what Iraqi officials say is growing, if grudging, cooperation between the two adversaries.
Commodities
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
Agricultural futures climbed sharply Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Rockefeller Center tree uses ‘green’ lights
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is going “greener” - with energy-saving lights replacing old-fashioned bulbs on the towering evergreen this year.
Corporate identity CyDex adds focus on pharmaceuticals
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
CyDex, a company born out of research at Kansas University, is changing its name to reflect the company’s growth into new markets.
Last minority white leader dies at 88
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Ian Smith, Rhodesia’s last white prime minister whose attempts to resist black rule dragged the country now known as Zimbabwe into isolation and civil war, died Tuesday at age 88.
Yankees hire Former KU player as bench coach
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Rob Thomson, a former Kansas University baseball player, was named bench coach of the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Gates keeps options for Iran strike open
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
A military attack against Iran remains an option should the Middle East nation continue to pursue its nuclear ambitions, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
KU utility man Kerry Meier is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, a tremendously popular magazine with 3 million subscribers.
Grain bin collapse floods home with corn
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
A grain bin collapsed and sent a tidal wave of corn into a home, sweeping it off its foundation, trapping a family of four and shaking the ground for miles.
For turkey leftovers: soup with ginger, lemon, mint
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
You probably have a turkey soup in your Thanksgiving leftovers repertoire, but this one is worth a try, too. Ginger, lemon juice and mint make it light and bright. The recipe makes use of that freshly made turkey stock you may now have on hand.
Cheetah cub escapes by scaling wall at zoo
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
St. Louis Zoo officials on Tuesday were trying to figure out how a year-old cheetah managed to get out of its exhibit a day earlier. The cheetah scaled a wall at least 10 feet tall on Monday and got into a rocky area that separates animals from people at the River’s Edge exhibit. The area was quickly evacuated. A half-hour later, the cheetah was found, tranquilized and returned unharmed to its exhibit.
Fine flavors
Home-based restaurant offers rare dining experience
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
When guests arrive at Krause Dining, they rarely know what will show up on their tables for dinner - and with no menu, they don’t have a choice in the matter. But chef Robert Krause bristles at the notion that his establishment isn’t for picky eaters. “I consider myself a picky eater,” Krause says. “I want the best.”
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sentenced
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
A judge sentenced a polygamous-sect leader Tuesday to two consecutive terms of five years to life in prison for his role in the arranged marriage of teenage cousins.
Battlefield awaits clash of titans
What to know if you go to the Border Showdown
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
So you’ve got your tickets. Or you’ve got “a friend” who knows where you can get some. Or you don’t have any but want to get as close to Saturday’s Armageddon at Arrowhead as you can. First you have to decide when you’ll get there. Then it’s what to bring, how to get home and how much to plan to spend. We’re here to help.
Political debates miss point
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A13
When used as a noun, the word debate means, “A discussion involving opposing points of view.” Using such a definition, the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are engaging in something other than debate.
OU confirms Warren signing
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Highly-touted guard Willie Warren signed with Oklahoma as part of a four-player recruiting class announced by coach Jeff Capel on Tuesday
Special election to decide quorum issue
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Tonganoxie residents will go to the polls in January to decide the council’s quorum size and possibly Sunday liquor sales. The council last week voted 4-1 to schedule the special election for Jan. 15.
Chiefs clarify Johnson’s injury situation - sort of
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
The mystery surrounding Larry Johnson’s foot injury finally has been solved. Not the injury itself, but the reason the Kansas City Chiefs have been so coy about the extent of it: Johnson didn’t want anyone to know.
Bosox officially ink Lowell
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Mike Lowell considered some better offers and ended up choosing his comfortable situation with the Red Sox. And Boston’s offer was pretty good, too.
Tyson heads directly to jail
Former heavyweight champ serves one day
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Mike Tyson reported to jail Tuesday, an open-air facility near a dog pound and trash dump where he was to serve a one-day sentence for a DUI conviction.
Makeshift turkey smoker causes garage fire
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
A turkey smoker caused severe damage to a detached garage early Tuesday in Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie City Fire Department received the call about 5:15 a.m. for a fire in the northwest area of the city, Fire Chief Dave Bennett said.
Kansas softball adds prep pitcher, infielder
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Marissa Ingle, a third baseman from Olathe North, and Sarah Blair, a pitcher from Katy, Texas, have signed softball letters of intent with Kansas University.
Comcast demands NFL Network must stop ‘Make the Switch’ ads
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the NFL Network demanding the channel’s representatives stop encouraging fans to leave the cable provider.
Girl’ being solicited for sex on Web was officer
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Carbondale man, calling himself KsTaz2000 on an Internet chat site earlier this month, offered to pay a 13-year-old girl and her friend for sex. The girl, who said her name was “Amanda,” actually was an undercover Baldwin City policewoman, according to testimony Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Indians import: Cleveland signs Japanese closer
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Looking to strengthen the back end of their bullpen and add insurance for closer Joe Borowski, the Cleveland Indians signed Japanese free agent Masahide Kobayashi to a $6.25 million, two-year contract on Tuesday.
Man gets 10 years in child porn case
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after more than 1,000 images of child pornography were found on his computer.
Mets trade reliever for catcher Estrada
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
The New York Mets acquired Johnny Estrada from Milwaukee for reliever Guillermo Mota on Tuesday, moving quickly to plug their hole at catcher after talks with Yorvit Torrealba collapsed.
White Sox release veteran Podsednik
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Outfielder Scott Podsednik was cut Tuesday by the Chicago White Sox, who no longer had a spot for the catalyst of their 2005 World Series championship team.
Right to keep and bear arms challenged
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Both sides in the dispute over the handgun ban in the nation’s capital point to a grim statistic: Guns were used in four out of every five homicides in Washington this year. The numbers would be even worse if Washington did not have its strict gun control law, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said Tuesday. The ban’s opponents countered that residents must be able to protect themselves because their government can’t.
Vick’s new digs not plush
Quarterback at least will get to enjoy hot turkey dinner
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Northern Neck Regional Jail doesn’t have the comforts of Michael Vick’s Georgia mansion, but at least the disgraced quarterback will get to enjoy a hot turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. And, perhaps, a non-contact visit with a loved one.
Japanese, U.S. scientists report stem cell breakthrough
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Scientists have created the equivalent of embryonic stem cells from ordinary skin cells, a breakthrough that could someday produce new treatments for disease without the explosive moral questions of embryo cloning. Research teams in the United States and Japan showed that a simple lab technique can rival the complex and highly controversial idea of extracting stem cells from cloned embryos.
Niners re-hire Tollner
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Ted Tollner rejoined the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant coach Tuesday in an effort to spark the club’s miserable offense.
Airport screeners expect the unexpected
Unusual items discovered in baggage increase over busy holiday periods
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Security screeners at the Newark airport could almost open a department store with all the banned items: nine bottles of wine, three sets of kitchen knives, a replica antique gun, pool cues, golf clubs and baseball bats. The objects, confiscated from travelers over several recent days, also included martial-arts weapons and a belt with fake bullets.
Government asks judge to freeze $1 million
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Michael Vick’s “deteriorating financial condition” prompted federal prosecutors to ask a judge to order the former NFL star to set aside nearly $1 million for the care of pit bulls seized from his dogfighting operation.
K-State physics, music professors honored
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two Kansas State University distinguished professors have been recognized for their work.
Halftime harassment at games draws ire of New Jersey lawmaker
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B9
Giants Stadium will bolster security in an effort to crack down on rowdy Jets fans who chant obscenely at women during halftime. George Zoffinger, president of the agency that runs the stadium, said Tuesday he would increase the 370-member stadium security force for all remaining Jets and Giants home games.
Father says he confessed to killings
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
More than three years after his children disappeared, Dan Porter was charged Tuesday with their slayings, telling reporters that he had confessed and was still haunted by their deaths. “I can’t get them out of my mind,” Porter, his voice breaking, said while sitting in a sheriff’s van.
Gun charge against store owners dismissed
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
A federal gun charge filed earlier this year against owners of Yellow House Store, 1904 Mass., recently was dismissed. A U.S. District Court judge in Kansas City, Kan., granted a motion by Guy and Carrie Neighbors to dismiss the charge based on the 70-day speedy trial act.
Does thanksgiving leave you with Leftover Guilt?
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Don’t you just love Thanksgiving? It’s the most guilt-free holiday of the year. You don’t have to worry about getting the right gifts or whether everything is decorated perfectly. You don’t have to wonder whether you made enough cookies or whether the food is on your diet. You have permission and can eat to your heart’s content!
Breeden to replace Ernst as chairman
New leader headed group of shareholders that won three seats on board
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
H&R Block Inc. said Tuesday that Mark Ernst had resigned as chairman, president and chief executive of the tax preparation and accounting services company. He is being replaced as chairman by former Securities and Exchange Commission boss Richard Breeden, who led a dissident shareholder group that won three seats on the company’s board.
Cuba sets national elections critical to Fidel Castro’s future
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Cuba announced Tuesday it has set Jan. 20 for national elections that are part of the process of determining whether ailing leader Fidel Castro continues as president. The ruling, signed by interim leader Raul Castro and read on state television, set the date for elections to provincial and national assemblies - voting that is held every five years.
Consumer groups urge parental vigilance on toys
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A8
Despite a record number of recalls this year, potentially dangerous toys remain on store shelves days before the start of the busy holiday shopping season, consumer groups warned Tuesday. Federal regulators, under fire for lax enforcement, urged shoppers to be vigilant.
Astros re-sign Blumm
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Geoff Blum, who helped beat Houston in the 2005 World Series, agreed Tuesday to a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Astros.
Tips ensure pies come out just right for holiday
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C3
Q: What is the best way to freeze a pumpkin pie? If you’d like to prepare pumpkin pie ahead, it’s easiest and safest to freeze just the crust. Add the filling to the frozen crust just before baking and bake as usual.
Horoscopes
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B13
You discover just how much you can accomplish this year. Though distraction will become commonplace, you’ll get a lot done quickly and efficiently. Don’t allow others’ energy to affect your goals and decisions. Emotionally, often you feel like you’re on a roller-coaster ride. Feelings could be excessive, yet you will move through them quickly. If you are attached, keep your bond through careful nurturing. ARIES helps you relax.
Young deer hunter has hat shot off
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
A 13-year-old boy out deer hunting with his father had his hat shot off his head but wasn’t injured. Jeffrey Trepanier, 32, called the sheriff’s office Monday to report someone shot the hat off his son’s head while they hunted on public lands just north of Theresa.
New bison added to wildlife area
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B14
Two new bison cows have joined a southeast Kansas herd, and if wildlife officials are correct, both could be mothers in a few months. The cows were added to Bison Wildlife Area north of Frontenac on Monday. It was the second time cows have been added in recent years to bolster the population, now at six animals.
Old Home Town - 100 Years Ago
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 21, 1907: “Lawrence has been enjoying a substantial boom for the past five years but it has been so steady that many people here do not realize it has occurred.”
Feast on joy, not fat, this holiday season
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
According to Weight Watchers, most of us eat more on Thanksgiving than on any other holiday. We rationalize that it’s just one day a year, so what’s an extra 2,000 calories? And it’s tradition, after all. Maybe it’s time for a new tradition.
Broth wrings turkey’s last drops of utility
November 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tomorrow, after the Thanksgiving feast has run its course, most of us will retire what remains of our turkey to the refrigerator. There, our beleaguered friend will rest under a crinkled piece of tinfoil for a few days, as we humans pick his bones. At some point, after the last sandwich or casserole has been scavenged (or everyone has grown tired of eating turkey), the carcass will be unceremoniously dumped in the trash.
Loan officer finishes lending school
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B12
Adam Thompson, commercial loan officer for University National Bank, recently completed the 2007 Commercial Lending School, conducted Oct. 25-26 in Omaha, Neb.
Charity is key to holiday
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A13
The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores open early and stay open late. Special sales begin before dawn. People line up to purchase the newest high-tech gadgets. It is usually the biggest single sales day for many retailers. And it is often a day of orgiastic buying for consumers.
Tragedy-tainted U.S. 59 work finished
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The repaving of US. Highway 59 south of Lawrence - a project marred by a tragedy - came to an end Monday. Crews began the project in early September, working from south of the Lawrence city limits to the Franklin County line.
UCLA rallies past Spartans
Bruins take CBE title; Saint Mary’s stuns Oregon
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kevin Love got UCLA started. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute finished it off. Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Mbah a Moute hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left, helping second-ranked UCLA rebound from a miserable first half to beat Michigan State in the championship game of the CBE Classic.
Fear overshadows vital Mideast meeting
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
Thirty years ago, on Nov. 19, 1977, I stood at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport as Anwar Sadat’s plane landed on the tarmac. The scene defied imagination, as the Egyptian leader embraced Israeli leaders. Hope was in the air. Suddenly, anything seemed possible.
Anne Frank’s tree wins a reprieve
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
The chestnut tree that gave Anne Frank a link to the outside world while she hid from the Nazis won a reprieve Tuesday when a judge ordered the city to reconsider whether the diseased tree can be saved.
Voters name Rollins NL MVP
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Back in January, when Jimmy Rollins was making bold predictions, he left one out. Not only were his Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, he was headed for an MVP season. Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling Philadelphia to its first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play.
City commission briefs
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ North Lawrence rezoning approved¢ Game to be shown on really big ‘screen’
Blowing smoke
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor:The “Know Your Power” ad in the Nov. 14 issue of the Journal-World is a bit disingenuous.
Troop support
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor:Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail, including packages, letters and holiday cards addressed to “Any Wounded Soldier” or “A Recovering Wounded Soldier” that Walter Reed can not accept these letters and packages.
Common good
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A12
To the editor:This is in response to Oscar “Bud” Nation’s Public Forum letter of Nov. 13 on the South Lawrence Trafficway’s impact on Haskell Institute.
No end in sight for Allen
Jayhawks approaching 600th win in fieldhouse
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lew Perkins, who has spoken to, and received e-mails from, countless die-hard Kansas University sports fans in his five years as athletic director, says Jayhawk nation is in total agreement on one topic: the future of 52-year-old Allen Fieldhouse.
Football team impresses Self
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
A huge football fan, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Tuesday was asked to predict the outcome of Saturday’s KU-Missouri Border War battle at Arrowhead Stadium.
Memorable moments in fieldhouse history
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Allen Fieldhouse in 2005, the Journal-World sports staff compiled a list of 50 of the most memorable sporting moments in Allen Fieldhouse’s storied history, in no particular order. Here’s an updated version of the list with KU one win shy of 600 victories in the building.
KU coaches face tough test: MU’s ‘O’
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Aqib Talib imagines Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young locked up in his office going mad as he dissects just what makes Missouri’s football team tick. “Coach Young is going to be frying his brain,” said Talib, KU’s star cornerback. “I wouldn’t want to be a coach this week.”
Keegan: Nothing to hate about this
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
She enrolled at Kansas University as a freshman in the fall of 1940 and has been a fan of the football team ever since, but that doesn’t mean Scottie Lingelbach wastes negative energy hating on all things Missouri. On the contrary, some of her fondest memories date back to when she and her late husband, Dale, lived in St. Joseph, Mo.
Free State aide leaves
November 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
Matt Windle, an assistant volleyball coach at Free State High since the school opened in 1997, is leaving to become a graduate volleyball aide at Baker University.
Last Call argues it’s been targeted for clientele
ABC hearing wraps up; decision on whether to renew club’s liquor license expected by Dec. 3
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
The controversial downtown club Last Call is safer than most and is falling victim to stereotypes associated with hip-hop music, supporters of the club told state regulators who are considering pulling the club’s liquor license.
Pump patrol
November 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.