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6:00 a.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.
10:30 a.m.
Kyler Carpenter, Topeka, steadies his son, Trevor, 8, as he secures a decorated dollar bill to the ceiling of Jefferson's Restaurant, 743 Mass., during the lunch rush Wednesday. Jayhawk fans planning to watch Saturday's Kansas-Missouri football game will stake their claims to seats at their favorite local bars and restaurants. Making a game plan
November 22, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Mike Hall won’t be at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. Hall, who graduated from Kansas University in May, tried getting tickets to the Border Showdown between Kansas and Missouri on eBay but couldn’t handle the hefty price tag. “We couldn’t get four tickets for less than 700 bucks,” Hall said. So now he is left with two options.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence volunteers, from left, Diane Fry, Robin Richards and Donna Obenland work the food line of the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen as they serve Thanksgiving dinners Thursday at First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets. An estimated 200 people attended the annual event. Good feeling’ builds kinship at LINK
November 22, 2007 in print edition on 3A
It may have been cold and lonely outside of the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen on Thanksgiving, but when people stepped inside the basement of First Christian Church, it was another story.”There’s this camaraderie; everyone’s in a great mood,” said Greg Moore, the new LINK coordinator. He replaced Dianne Morgan, who had served as coordinator for the last two and a half years. “I see people who fight outside hugging each other today. There’s a good feeling in the air.”

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6Sports video: KU women’s basketball returns to action
November 22, 2007
After a seven day break, the KU women’s basketball team will take the court against Drake on Friday night in Dallas.
6Sports video: Self to stay in Lawrence for Showdown
November 22, 2007
Head KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self, one of the biggest football fans on campus, will no be able to attend this weekend’s border showdown at Arrowhead Stadium.
6News video: School newspaper site up and running
November 22, 2007
While most Lawrence schools have Web sites, only one can boast an online newspaper.
6News video: McGrew going old school
November 22, 2007
A Lawrence real estate agency is going back to its roots.
6News video: Local restaurants prepare for border showdown
November 22, 2007
No tickets? No worries. There will be plenty of opportunities to watch Saturday’s football game between KU and MU right here in Lawrence.
6News video: Santa to make downtown appearance
November 22, 2007
Santa will make an early stop in downtown Lawrence on Friday evening.
6Sports video: Football team works out on Turkey Day
November 22, 2007
The KU football team held practice as usual on Thanksgiving in preparation for this weekend’s Border Showdown.
6News video: Volunteers serve it up
November 22, 2007
Feeding a Thanksgiving meal to over 200 hungry stomachs in no simple task, but community volunteers made it look easy today.
6News video: Group hopes to make dreams come true in Lawrence
November 22, 2007
The Dream Factory, group out of Kansas City that specializes in helping children, is recruiting volunteers in hopes of starting a chapter in Lawrence.
6Sports video: Football to feast
November 22, 2007
According to KU cornerback Aquib Talib, even with the biggest football game in Kansas history a little less than 48 hours away, there’s always time to celebrate the holidays with friends and family…even if it’s at McDonald’s.
6Sports video: KU ‘bigs’ shine in NAU victory
November 22, 2007
Kansas big men Darrell Arthur, Sasha Kaun, Darnell Jackson and Cole Aldrich dominated in Wednesday night’s win over Northern Arizona University.
Good feeling’ builds kinship at LINK
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
It may have been cold and lonely outside of the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen on Thanksgiving, but when people stepped inside the basement of First Christian Church, it was another story.”There’s this camaraderie; everyone’s in a great mood,” said Greg Moore, the new LINK coordinator. He replaced Dianne Morgan, who had served as coordinator for the last two and a half years. “I see people who fight outside hugging each other today. There’s a good feeling in the air.”
Wizards lose top scorer Arenas for 3 months
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B4
Washington Wizards leading scorer Gilbert Arenas underwent two different surgical procedures on his left knee on Wednesday and will miss about three months.
Hoyas hammer Ball St.
Georgetown’s seven 3-pointers drown Cards
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
Roy Hibbert scored 16 points and had seven rebounds, and Georgetown made seven 3-pointers in a victory over outmanned Ball State. The Cardinals (0-3) were led by Peyton Stovall with 16 points.
Police rearrest 3 suspects in case of missing U.S. teen
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
Three young men previously detained as suspects in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway were rearrested Wednesday, the Aruban public prosecutor’s office said, citing new evidence in the case.
Business roots of Mo. university president candidate questioned
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
The potential hiring of a former telecommunications executive as the next University of Missouri system president has some faculty worried that the finalist lacks the necessary experience in academia.
Thanksgiving a time to appreciate blessings
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
I am not one to celebrate most holidays. Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day - all of them hold significance for lots of folks, I’m sure. But some holidays aren’t worth it. For example, we long ago gave up on the commercialism of Christmas. Halloween? Not even a real holiday. July Fourth? Every day should be July Fourth. Labor Day? Don’t remind me I work.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
Kansas University officials said they were looking harder than ever at energy-saving projects that might produce a dramatic payback over the coming decade.
Lead-tainted children’s jewelry prompts recalls
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
More than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children’s jewelry contaminated with lead are being recalled, officials announced Wednesday.
KU clips all the buzz
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
Some fans will do just about anything if they think it will help their team win. And in Lawrence, excitement for Kansas University’s football team’s 11-0 record is going to some people’s heads - literally.
U.S. aims for Mideast peace deal within the next year
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
The United States will try to close an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal before President Bush’s term expires, giving the administration a little over a year to help the two sides craft a resolution to one of the world’s longest and most intractable conflicts.
Basic cranberry sauce
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Maybe you bought one of those cans of cranberry gel because you didn’t think you’d have time to make cranberry sauce from scratch. But it’s easier than you might think. Here’s a recipe from Bon Appetit that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.
Jackson plans quiet holiday
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B8
Most of Kansas University’s basketball players will be eating Thanksgiving dinner at Lawrence native Brady Morningstar’s childhood home today. While appreciative of an offer to chow with the Morningstars or with coach Bill Self, whose house is always open to his players, senior Darnell Jackson will pass this year.
Ranking the top teams
A look at season performances of Cup racing teams
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B11
Well, we did get a few things right. Before the 2007 Nextel Cup season began, we had Jimmie Johnson ranked No. 1 in That’s Racin’s rankings of the top 40 teams in the sport.
Explore Lithuanian cuisine on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “The Lithuanian Tradition.” Host Jayni Carey and her guests, John Staniunas and Jim Grimes, will prepare the following recipes: Cepelinai (Zeppelins), Vegetable Nuts, Beets with Horseradish and Carrot Salad.
People in the news
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
¢ Quaid’s twins reportedly in stable condition¢ 50 Cent offers condolences to West¢ Borgnine, now 90, not slowing down¢ Charlie Daniels gets Grand Ole Opry invite
Pump Patrol
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Thanksgiving no excuse to stuff yourself
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
This shouldn’t come as a surprise: Thanksgiving is not the green light to a six-week indulgence that precedes the waddle back to the gym Jan. 2. Experts advise Americans not to throw good habits out the window on Turkey Day and into the holiday season. Instead, choose carefully, eat slowly, and savor.
Coal-plant pollution knows no boundaries
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A11
It takes five to 10 days for the pollution from China’s coal-fired plants to make its way to the United States, like a slow-moving storm. It shows up as mercury in the bass and trout caught in Oregon’s Willamette River. It increases cloud cover and raises ozone levels. And along the way, it contributes to acid rain in Japan and South Korea and health problems everywhere from Taiyuan to the United States.
A garden of gratitude
Locals give thanks for gifts that grow
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
Today is a day we should take a few moments to express our thankfulness, whether it’s for our full bellies, the company we keep, our health or the memories of departed loved ones. Reserving time to give thanks can be challenging when our consumer society skips right from Halloween to Christmas.
Rome grotto linked to mythical founder
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A16
Archaeologists have unveiled an underground grotto believed to have been revered by ancient Romans as the place where a wolf nursed the city’s legendary founder Romulus and his twin brother, Remus. Decorated with seashells and colored marble, the vaulted sanctuary is buried 52 feet inside the Palatine hill, the palatial center of power in imperial Rome, the archaeologists said at a news conference.
KU professors win brass band top prize
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
Scott Watson, Kansas University professor of tuba-euphonium, and Michael Davidson, KU assistant professor of trombone, are members of the Kansas City-based Fountain City Brass Band. The band recently won the 2007 U.S. Open Brass Band Championship, which took place Nov. 10 in Chicago.
Answers, please
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A15
To the editor: From the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce press release, Jan. 9, 2007: “HISTORY: DCDI was incorporated on July 21, 1986, to foster the industrial and commercial growth and development of Douglas County, Kansas; and to purchase, develop, manage, and lease, sell or otherwise dispose of real estate, buildings and other forms of industrial and commercial improvements of any kind, and other associated property of whatever kind or description. “
Commodities
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
Wheat prices surged Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, rising by the daily maximum permitted by the exchange. Wheat for December delivery rose 30 cents, the daily limit, to $8.035; December corn added 0.75 cent to $3.82; December oats dipped 0.5 cent to $2.765; January soybeans fell 3 cents to $10.84.
Americans gobbling turkey, taters by the ton
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C1
A look at Thanksgiving by the numbers, with data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 22, 1907: “Lyman Abbott, successor to Henry Ward Beecher as pastor of the Plymouth Rock Church in Brooklyn and one of America’s greatest religious leaders, has been secured to deliver a course of five lectures at the University of Kansas, closing March 15. He is internationally famous and an important addition to the speaker lists here.”
Jilted lover suspect in woman’s murder
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
A Spaniard who defied a restraining order and went on a television show to beg his estranged girlfriend to marry him, only to be snubbed, was ordered jailed Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing her to death, officials said.
Workers struggle to control oil spill
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Workers were still battling a nightmarish combination of gas and crude leaks, fires and oil slicks at a damaged Gulf oil platform on Wednesday, almost a month after it was damaged in an accident that killed at least 21, an official said.
Jellyfish attack wipes out salmon farm
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
The only salmon farm in Northern Ireland has lost its entire population of more than 100,000 fish, worth some $2 million, to a spectacular jellyfish attack, its owners said Wednesday.
Street vendors clash with riot police
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Street vendors protesting an attempt to clear them from the center of Senegal’s capital clashed with police Wednesday, throwing rocks at officers who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Man to stand trial in Internet solicitation
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
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.
Financial stress shows as more seek discounts
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
That $3.20 latte at Starbucks or the $300 handbag at Coach may no longer be affordable luxuries. Feeling squeezed by gas prices and weak credit, the nation’s shoppers are increasingly trading down to lower-price stores or cheaper items.
New ‘water czar’ named
Lawrence man takes charge of state’s resources
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence resident David Barfield has been named to a position commonly called the state’s “water czar.” Officially, Barfield will be chief engineer of the division of water resources in the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Breakfast with Santa slated for Dec. 8
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Special Events Division will host Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
State’s Teacher of the Year had almost given up on her profession
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Just three years after she started teaching, Jeri Powers decided to leave education. “What frustrated me is that I felt like I was not really good at anything,” she said. “I saw these students struggling with reading in the beginning of the year and they were still struggling at the end of the year. I just felt so defeated.”
Jayhawks finish strong, sweep Tech in finale
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team ended its season on a high note Wednesday, winning a three-game match at Texas Tech. KU swept the Red Raiders 30-28, 30-21 and 30-23 and finished with a 13-17 overall record and a 6-14 mark in Big 12 play.
State employees won’t have 4-day weekend
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine plans to be among the state employees who must return to work the day after Thanksgiving for the first time in more than 40 years. New Jersey governors have granted the day after Thanksgiving off through a proclamation going back at least until 1962, but Corzine refused.
On the record
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 38-year-old Lawrence woman reported criminal damage on Wednesday. According to a Lawrence police report the passenger side and hood of a 1991 Honda CR-V were damaged between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence High School. Estimated damage is $4,000.
Trial date changed from abduction anniversary
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
A judge apologized for scheduling a trial for a man accused of abducting and killing a woman from a suburban Kansas City parking lot on the one-year anniversary of the crime.
Kansas Football Notebook
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B3
Players with local families will get some time today to go celebrate Thanksgiving. KU defensive tackle James McClinton, who has family in Missouri, plans to stuff himself.
Baltimore cornerback Rolle brings epilepsy under control
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle was on the inactive list for six games this season. His malady was described by the team with one word: illness. Rolle used a different word Wednesday to explain his absence, one that addressed his situation far more specifically. Epilepsy.
Presidential primary will be earliest ever
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
New Hampshire set its earliest-ever presidential primary on Wednesday, deciding on Jan. 8 and claiming its traditional spot as the nation’s first in a nomination season pushed almost to New Year’s Day of the election year.
Proposed Iraq budget aims to revive economy
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is proposing a $7.4 billion boost in public spending next year in an aggressive budget designed to stimulate industry and speed repairs of tattered roads, sewers and utilities. It also would give more fiscal power to the country’s 18 provinces by increasing their budgets more than 50 percent on average.
Hotel rooms offered to dozens of homeless
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
Dozens of homeless people living in pup-tents in the shadow of City Hall packed up Wednesday and moved into hotel rooms with the help of a nonprofit group, while about 200 others remained in the camp.
Random racing thoughts
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B11
New title sponsors mean NASCAR’s top series - the Nextel Cup and Busch Series - will be the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series next season. It’s the third time the Cup series has been renamed since 2003, and it’s happened because of a merger.
Santa Claus coming to downtown Friday
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
The annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Visit with Santa Claus is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday on the US Bank Tower Plaza, Ninth and Massachusetts streets.
Identify your shopping style to trim spending
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
This time of year, I try to provide advice to keep people from plunging into debt as the season of shopping madness begins. But maybe I won’t need to fuss too much this holiday. There’s enough troubling economic news to help some consumers avoid overspending, right?
Keegan: Aldrich atypical big man
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Watching young big men play basketball can be such an exercise in frustration, even at the major-college level. So many tend to grab a rebound and bring it down below their waists, making themselves 6-footers. They fumble the basketball, demoralizing teammates. They like to showcase their guard skills and avoid the combat zone underneath.
Sunchoke’ revival comes to growers
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
How’s this for a misnomer: The Jerusalem artichoke is neither an artichoke, nor is it from Jerusalem. The root vegetable was one of the first native American plants to be carried across the Atlantic. This New World food was greeted with enthusiasm by Europeans but lost favor after another native vegetable, the potato, was introduced.
Composting is the original recycling
November 22, 2007 in print edition on C2
While raking leaves last weekend, I started thinking about the wonderful attributes of compost. Mostly, I was thinking about recent studies from Cornell and Ohio State universities that show increased disease resistance in plants grown in soils with high organic matter.
Retired judge Patrick Kelly dies
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B16
Retired federal Judge Patrick Kelly, whose notable cases included barring abortion protesters from blocking clinic entrances and pushing Playtex to stop selling tampons linked to toxic shock syndrome, has died in Andover.
NAU OK with loss
Coach: ‘I’m not terribly disappointed’
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
After losing for the second time this season to a traditional basketball powerhouse, Northern Arizona coach Mike Adras wasn’t about to lambaste his team. “We’ve lost two games that we’re supposed to lose. That’s just the reality of the situation,” he said after Kansas University routed the Lumberjacks, 87-46, Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.
Perception of Pinkel: from grumpy to genius
Missouri coach winning - and smiling and hugging - more than ever
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B10
A few weeks ago, while discussing his policy on playing true freshmen, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said the decision is based strictly on whether the player can help the Tigers win immediately and has nothing to do with getting the player experience for the next year.
Everglades restoration project bogged down in Washington
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A10
The multibillion-dollar project to restore the Everglades has come to a near standstill, and the government can no longer estimate how much it will cost or how long it will take, the top federal official in charge of construction told The Associated Press.
Dawson getting a kick out of Browns’ success
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
Carrying his 6-year-old son, Phil Dawson stepped inside Cleveland’s locker room following an emotional overtime win Sunday in Baltimore expecting to see teammates showered, dressed and heading for the bus. Instead, the Browns were waiting for someone special - him.
Results change, but Mangino the same
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
The public’s perception of Mark Mangino has changed now that his team is 11-0 and his career record is 36-35 as coach of the Kansas University football team, but the coach himself maintains he hasn’t changed much at all. He said he tells his players repeatedly, “You should have the same friends today as you had a year ago. And if you do, you should be just fine. I do.”
AP challenges long detention of its photographer in Iraq
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A8
A series of accusations raised by the U.S. military against an Associated Press photographer detained for 19 months in Iraq are false or meaningless, according to an intensive AP investigation of the case made public Wednesday.
Making a game plan
Fans have various viewing options
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mike Hall won’t be at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. Hall, who graduated from Kansas University in May, tried getting tickets to the Border Showdown between Kansas and Missouri on eBay but couldn’t handle the hefty price tag. “We couldn’t get four tickets for less than 700 bucks,” Hall said. So now he is left with two options.
Governor names 2 to propane council
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A5
State Rep. Lee Tafanelli, R-Ozawkie, has been selected by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Propane Education and Research Council. Sebelius also appointed Larry Black of Meriden.
Lions finally get important game on Thanksgiving
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
For a decade, the Thanksgiving game in Detroit has been little more than a chance for the nation to see how bad the Lions can be. But the game with Green Bay today is meaningful, although it’s less important now that the Lions have reverted to their old ways, losing their last two games to Arizona and to the Giants - their first home loss.
Shoppers set to rise long before sun
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
Ready. Set. Shop. Lawrence retailers say they are prepared for the hustling and bustling to start early on “Black Friday,” the busiest shopping day of the year. “For us, it’s an important weekend because it is traditionally the kickoff of the season,” said Dan Hughes, owner of Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, 802 Mass. “Our sales get bigger and bigger as we get closer and closer to Christmas.”
Holmes halts comeback
Chiefs’ running back reveals retirement
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
What drove Priest Holmes out of the NFL is something most football players try to drive out of their thoughts. They know it’s a dangerous, violent endeavor that can leave them unable to walk. Holmes, after making one of the most improbable comebacks in NFL history, decided that as much as he loves the game, it wasn’t worth the risk of a paralysis.
Simple blessings
The most important blessings in life are those that money can’t buy.
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
There’s no better time than Thanksgiving to stop and consider some of the simple blessings of life. Although we’re thankful for the delay in seasonal high heating bills, the recent cooler weather also provides a welcome change and a chance to really enjoy a warm sweater and a mug of hot chocolate.
Commentary: No sympathy (or jail time) for Bonds
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
If Barry Bonds spends one day in jail, something has gone wrong in this country. Many of my colleagues reacted with glee at his indictment on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. They expressed sadness for the game of baseball, waxed poetic about justice finally being served and, of course, demanded that the all-important asterisk be placed next to his remarkable numbers.
Game fervor eludes some
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A7
For some, it’s boring. For others, it’s oblivion. Still others just don’t care. “For crying out loud, what’s wrong with them?” asked Ann Reaney, who was dumbfounded to learn that some of her fellow Lawrencians were not planning to watch Kansas University’s showdown against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.
Rural response
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A15
To the editor: George Gurley’s sarcastic critique of Lawrence (and I assume other college towns) reveals how unenlightened rural folk can be (Journal-World, Nov. 4). His futile attempt at whitewashing and glossing over the shortcomings of a largely uneducated, often bigoted, and for the most part unworldly small town America fell quite short of his mark.
Lumberjacks axed
Kansas steps up defense in rout of NAU
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B1
Like most everybody on the planet, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has some things to be thankful for today. For starters … ¢ His health. ¢ His family. ¢ And a perfect 4-0 record following KU’s 87-46 Thanksgiving Eve basting of Northern Arizona in a game that celebrated the return of the proud Jayhawk defense, which had been missing in routs of Louisiana-Monroe, UMKC and Washburn.
Residents without power for hours
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
About 1,350 Westar Energy customers in west Lawrence and parts of Lecompton were without power for more than two hours Wednesday.
Crowd calls on Putin to stay on as leader
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A9
The scene was part U.S. political convention, part Soviet Communist Party Congress as thousands of supporters clamored for Vladimir Putin to stay on as Russia’s “national leader.”
Miami’s Williams back at practice
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B5
Ricky Williams participated in his first full day of practice Wednesday, his status for Monday’s game still unclear. Dolphins coach Cam Cameron isn’t saying whether the running back will play at Pittsburgh.
Aggies good in the Garden
No. 16 Texas A&M overpowers Washington in NIT semis
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
Donald Sloan scored 18 points, and Texas A&M held Washington without a field goal for a key five-minute stretch in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.
Community invited to Thanksgiving dinner
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
Everyone is invited to the 23rd annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner today at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Family’s gingerbread creations a ‘labor of love’
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
The gingerbread tradition continues in the Julian family. November is when Vicki Julian starts baking gingerbread, the key ingredient in creations such as a Victorian house and a Jayhawk Santa Claus that are sold at the annual Gingerbread Festival and Auction. This year’s auction is Dec. 4 at the Eldridge Extended, 201 W. Eighth St.
Kids encounter airline difficulties
Carriers’ policies vary for children traveling alone
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B15
Susan Cole wanted to fly her 12-year-old son Danny from their Maryland home to Houston so he could catch a football game with his dad, who was there on a business trip. Danny had flown only once or twice, and never alone. So Susan, plenty nervous herself, last month took Danny to Baltimore-Washington International Airport three hours early and accompanied him to the gate.
Pilgrims’ plan around Turkey Bowl
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A3
For about 30 years, a group of men has gathered at a tavern the night before Thanksgiving to discuss the big game. It’s not the KU-MU showdown, or any other football game on TV. This game can only be seen at a local football field. But it is no pick-up game by any means. It’s the annual Turkey Bowl, a tradition marking its 36th year today.
Quilts meant as ‘hugs’ for town’s tornado survivors
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Half of Britons at risk of ID theft
Personal data on 25M people lost in the mail
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
It was a civil servant’s simple mistake, but the consequences could be vast. Two computer disks bearing addresses, bank account numbers and other details of about 25 million people - almost half the British population - were popped into internal government mail and never arrived.
Food looms large on holiday schedule
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
Parades, games, movies, marathons and critters are the hallmarks of a holiday overstuffed with oversized programming choices. The day kicks off with the live broadcast of the 81st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (8 a.m., NBC). “Today” hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer have to work the holiday away from home to anchor the proceedings.
Study finds infants to be shrewd judges of character
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Even infants can tell the difference between naughty and nice playmates, and know which to choose, a new study finds. Babies as young as 6 to 10 months old showed crucial social judging skills before they could talk, according to a study by researchers at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center published in Thursday’s journal Nature.
Voters crave unified approach to issues
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A14
Peter Hart, the Democratic pollster whose firm has interviewed thousands of voters this year, says the attributes most of them desire in a president for 2008 can be summed up in three words: transparency, authenticity and unity.
At China’s historic sites, destruction is in the air
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A11
A few years back, the Leshan Giant Buddha started to weep. Or so some locals imagined when black streaks appeared on the rose-colored cheeks of the towering 7th-century figure, hewn from sandstone cliffs in the forests of southern China. They worried they had angered the religious icon.
Horoscopes
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B14
This year you might find responding to all that whirls around your life sometimes overwhelming. Focus and discipline will count in this very special and unusual year. If you are single, you might start attracting someone less intense but more available. If you are attached, sometimes your relationship is stressful, but with nurturing it can be stabilized.
Turkey not to blame for post-feast sleepiness
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A6
Feel sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal? Contrary to popular thinking, it’s not the turkey’s fault. While there is an amino acid in turkey that induces sleepiness, experts say it’s much more likely the reason you’re tired after having Thanksgiving dinner is a combination of simple factors: you ate and drank too much and didn’t sleep enough.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 22, 2007 in print edition on B9
Morningstar injured: Kansas University sophomore Brady Morningstar, who is red-shirting this season, did not dress for the game. He sat on the bench with a boot on his left foot. He has a high-ankle sprain and likely will miss a week of practice.
Saboteurs strike rails as labor talks start
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
France’s high-speed train network, crippled by eight days of strikes, fell victim to dangerous sabotage Wednesday just as long-awaited talks got started and rail workers in town after town voted to return to the job.
War takes back seat at event
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A15
It was a clear, cool Kansas afternoon. A crisp breeze streamed the big flag; snapping and ruffling sending the bright colors wind dancing against a deep blue sky. The Dole Institute’s fountain sprayed drifting white water downwind around the lagoon as people gathered to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday.
Lawrence Datebook
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
More jailed dissidents freed; Musharraf to give up army post
November 22, 2007 in print edition on A13
The government freed more jailed political activists Wednesday and a senior official said President Gen. Pervez Musharraf might step down as army chief this weekend, moves that could blunt opposition threats to boycott parliamentary elections.