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Archive for Saturday, November 24, 2007

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6:00 a.m.
Saturday's temperatures are expected to be chilly during the day, and they will only get colder by the 7 p.m. kickoff. According to Jennifer Schack, 6news chief meteorologist temperatures will drop and hover in the mid-20s by 11 p.m. Fans: Bundle up for a chilly game
November 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Tammy Ford, of Lawrence, is facing a clothing conundrum. She and her husband will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., today to cheer on the Kansas University Jayhawks, but they may have to do so clad in the University of Missouri’s colors. “I’m a little bit worried because my coat is black, and my husband’s is gold,” she said.
9:00 a.m.
Mark Mangino's uncle Chuck Mangino isn't surprised by his nephew's success. "I knew he had it in him. It was always  football, football, football," Chuck said. The man behind the sunglasses
November 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It was the rarest of days in Memorial Stadium. The flags were limp, even the one high atop the construction crane that was supposed to be the season-long symbol of new heights the Kansas University football team would reach in the future.
6:35 p.m.
Derek Christian, of Overland Park, right, taunts Missouri University fans stuck in traffic Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 on I-70 on the way to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Daniel’s 40 completions too much for KU to overcome in the end, MU wins 36-28
November 24, 2007
The story of the night was Missouri’s Chase Daniel covering up 13 MU penalties by completing 40 pass attempts en route to a 361-yard, three-touchdown night, earning the Tigers a berth in the Big 12 title game next Saturday in San Antonio against Oklahoma. Todd Reesing rallied KU back with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, finishing 28-of-29 for 349 yards and two TDs to go with two picks. He also had a five-yard touchdown run in the second half. KU couldn’t get much of a running game going at all, finishing with just 42 yards - a season-low. KU will now have to wait until Dec. 2 to find out what bowl game it will be playing in.

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Daniel’s 40 completions too much for KU to overcome in the end, MU wins 36-28
November 24, 2007
The story of the night was Missouri’s Chase Daniel covering up 13 MU penalties by completing 40 pass attempts en route to a 361-yard, three-touchdown night, earning the Tigers a berth in the Big 12 title game next Saturday in San Antonio against Oklahoma. Todd Reesing rallied KU back with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, finishing 28-of-29 for 349 yards and two TDs to go with two picks. He also had a five-yard touchdown run in the second half. KU couldn’t get much of a running game going at all, finishing with just 42 yards - a season-low. KU will now have to wait until Dec. 2 to find out what bowl game it will be playing in.
Scoring Summary: KU-Mizzou
November 24, 2007
A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.
Doctor enters plea in manslaughter case
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B5
A Topeka physician has pleaded no-contest to a charge of reckless involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman he was treating for Lyme disease using an unauthorized method. Dr. John Toth, 58, also agreed to surrender his medical license for seriously injuring a second patient using the same method.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Pentagon called for a military draft of 34,000 men in January. It would be the highest total in the past 14 months.
Knicks’ coach: Now’s not the time to panic
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C4
No matter how bad things get for the New York Knicks, Isiah Thomas plans to stick it out. “There have been a lot of people that have failed here, and I don’t want to be on that list,” Thomas said Friday after practice.
Another 1 bites the dust: LSU
Top-ranked Tigers toppled again, this time 50-48 in triple OT
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
LSU let its second chance slip away. Twice the Tigers were No. 1 and in control of their national championship hopes. Twice the team with a flair for the dramatic couldn’t pull out a triple-overtime victory against a Heisman Trophy contender.
Fertile panda pair zoo’s super couple
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it’s what keeps the magic alive for the very fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo. Since 2003, Bai Yun and her consort, Gao Gao, have produced three cubs, making them one of the most reproductively successful panda couples ever in captivity. Their youngest offspring, a chubby female, will be named Monday when she reaches 100 days old, following Chinese tradition.
Boyda wants consumer chief to resign
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., on Friday said the Consumer Product Safety Commission hasn’t done a good job inspecting toys, and she called for the resignation of its leader. “If she is unwilling or unable to keep our kids safe, then we need to replace her with somebody that is,” said Boyda, whose 2nd congressional district includes western Lawrence.
People in the news
November 24, 2007
¢EW names J.K. Rowling entertainer of the year¢Eagles were ready to retire before new album¢Report: Brad Pitt pulls out of ‘State of Play’¢Nanni Moretti-directed Turin Film Festival opens¢Nobel laureate sues publisher for Nazi claims
The price of consumerism
Local documentary with local ties asks, “What Would Jesus Buy?”
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
Yesterday was Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. There was TV footage of stampedes at the early-morning openings of chain stores. No doubt there were a few arguments over who was first to claim a limited good deal on the hottest product. Rob VanAlkemade stops to wonder: Did anyone ask the question “what would Jesus buy?”
Faith forum: How can I stay spiritually focused during the holidays?
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
¢ The Rev. Maria Campbell, pastor, Central United Methodist Church: Pay attention to your relationship with God¢ Shawn Norris, director, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Kansas University: God’s presence seen in the little things
Society Calendar
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D5
Events around Lawrence
Around and About
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
Around and about Lawrence
OSU in spoiler role
Cowboys can deny Sooners title
November 24, 2007
Even in a best-case scenario, Oklahoma State can’t find its way into its first Big 12 championship game. Keeping rival Oklahoma from getting there wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize, though.
Cowboys boast balance
Rushing, passing totals match exactly
November 24, 2007
To get through 11 games and have exactly the same yardage totals in rushing and passing took quite the coincidence for Oklahoma State - or maybe some meticulous planning.
The man behind the sunglasses
Passion for game led Mangino from Pennsylvania to prairie
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
It was the rarest of days in Memorial Stadium. The flags were limp, even the one high atop the construction crane that was supposed to be the season-long symbol of new heights the Kansas University football team would reach in the future.
Kansas-Missouri escapes Rams’ interest
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
St. Louis Rams players usually keep a close eye on the big college games. But somehow, tonight’s Kansas-Missouri matchup for the Big 12 North title holds almost zero interest. Tight end Randy McMichael, who went to Georgia, had a succinct “Who cares?” reaction this week followed by more lengthy discourse on the state of the game.
Collegium Musicum to give holiday concert
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D6
Kansas University’s Collegium Musicum, directed by Paul Laird, will join with the Shawnee Mission East High School Chamber Singers, conducted by Tracy Resseguie, for a joint concert of seasonal music. The free performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
Falkenstien to give book-signing
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D6
Max Falkenstien, Kansas University sports broadcasting legend and author of the recent book “A Good Place to Stop: 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks,” will meet fans and sign books at the KU Bookstore in the Jayhawk Central Student Union at Edwards Campus, Overland Park.
Brennan sets record; Hawaii perfect champ
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C8
Unbeaten. Record-breaking. Western Athletic Conference champion. Maybe BCS bound. All apply to Colt Brennan and Hawaii.
KU professor creates ‘Fall from Grace’ score
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D6
Bryan Kip Haaheim, KU associate professor of music composition/music theory, has composed the soundtrack for “Fall from Grace,” a documentary created by Ryan Jones, KU film student, about the Topeka-based Phelps family. The documentary will air on the Showtime network in December.
Haskell collecting holiday gifts for children
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D6
Haskell Indian Nations University is looking to the Lawrence community to help make this holiday season brighter for children of on-campus and off-campus Haskell student parents.
Service turns online recipe files into books
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D2
If you’ve ever wished your online recipe collection wasn’t chained to your computer, there’s a new service that might help. The recently launched TasteBook Web site turns digital recipe boxes into ring-bound custom cookbooks.
Stocks gain in shortened session
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Stocks rose as investors capped a capricious week by engaging in a bit of Black Friday bargain hunting while awaiting word of how retailers might fare during what is expected to be a tough holiday shopping season.
Convicted murderer may have violated parole
November 24, 2007
The Kansas Parole Board on Tuesday will decide whether a man convicted in the 1973 stabbing death of a Topeka woman has violated his parole. James Elder is set to appear at a parole revocation hearing at Hutchinson Correctional Facility, where he has been an inmate since Oct. 22, said parole board administrator Libby Scott.
Former CIA director: U.S. vulnerable to anthrax
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
The United States is still “very poorly prepared” for an anthrax attack six years after a 2001 attack targeted Congress and television broadcasters, said a former Central Intelligence Agency director. “There is very little attention being paid to biological weapons,” said former CIA director James Woolsey. “And that’s a shame.”
Vikings’ Peterson could play Sunday
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Outstanding Vikings rookie running back Adrian Peterson was upgraded to questionable Friday, increasing his chances of playing against the New York Giants on Sunday. Peterson tore the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee two weeks ago against Green Bay, but coach Brad Childress said he thought the NFL’s leading rusher was progressing ahead of schedule this week in practice.
Fans: Bundle up for a chilly game
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tammy Ford, of Lawrence, is facing a clothing conundrum. She and her husband will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., today to cheer on the Kansas University Jayhawks, but they may have to do so clad in the University of Missouri’s colors. “I’m a little bit worried because my coat is black, and my husband’s is gold,” she said.
Apartment complex under consideration
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County Planning Commission will consider approving plans for a new apartment complex in southern Lawrence.
Workshops to cover fundraising in the arts
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D6
The Kansas Arts Commission is offering two workshops focusing on fundraising to arts nonprofit organization staff, volunteers and board members. The workshops are part of the Commission’s 2007-2008 workshop series, “The Fundamentals of Arts Management.”
1-year-old boy critical after attack by pit bull
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 1-year-old boy was in critical condition Friday after a pit bull mauled him at a Wichita apartment he was visiting with his mother Thanksgiving Day, police said.
Online holiday shopping is expected to be strong
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B4
Despite concerns that an ongoing credit crunch will put the pinch on consumers this holiday season, experts still expect shoppers to open their wallets online. Holiday shopping on the Web is expected to top the $30 billion mark this year, according to a pair of forecasts. That would represent an increase of more than 20 percent from last year’s totals.
McNabb unlikely to start
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is doubtful to start against New England after missing his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained ankle and injured thumb. McNabb hurt the thumb on his throwing hand early against Miami last Sunday and left after injuring his ankle in the second quarter.
Faith briefs
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith-based events around Lawrence
Board rumblings
Changes in the governance structure of Kansas University Hospital might not be welcomed by state legislators.
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Topeka whisperings: According to individuals close to events in the Kansas Legislature, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson are considering the possibility of trying to change the organizational structure of KU Hospital.
Smith family upset with delay of trial
November 24, 2007
The family of Kelsey Smith say they’re “bitterly disappointed” that the trial for the man accused of abducting and killing their daughter was delayed. Kelsey’s father, Greg Smith, said the delay will cause his family additional hardship. He said Kelsey’s sister, Lindsey, will have to change her August wedding date, and her college graduation could be affected.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 24, 1907: “The Boston Evening Transcript gives new comparative registration figures for 41 colleges and universities in the United States. Of the larger institutions, the University of Kansas has made the highest percentage of gain and is third on the entire list, two very small schools ranking first and second.”
Holiday finery
Downtown Lawrence is putting out the welcome mat for a variety of holiday activities.
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Downtown Lawrence is all decked out in its holiday finery and ready to play host to a busy schedule of pre-Christmas events. Lights once again grace the trees along Massachusetts Street following the completion of electrical upgrades that went along with the major waterline replacement project that stretched through the last two summers.
Military News
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
Military News
Girls Gone Wild’ founder says guards abused him
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A12
The millionaire producer of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series has accused guards of abusing him during his brief stay at an Oklahoma jail, a newspaper reported Friday.
4-H and FCE News
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE News
Stores usher in shopping season with big sales in tough economy
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Shoppers - shrugging off a spate of lead-tainted toy recalls and higher prices for food and gas - jammed stores before dawn Friday to grab discounted TVs, toys and the hard-to-find Nintendo Wii, for the official start of the holiday season, expected to be the weakest retail showing in five years.
Scouting News
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D5
Scouting News
Club News
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D5
Club News
Woman dies in fire
November 24, 2007
Officials have identified the woman killed in a McPherson County house fire as 23-year-old Kandy Ann White. Firefighters haven’t found the cause of the fire about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in a home at Windom, 12 miles west of McPherson.
Japan to back stem cell study
November 24, 2007
Japan’s Education, Science and Technology Ministry will provide nearly $65 million over the next five years to promote further research on new technology to produce cells resembling embryonic stem cells from ordinary skin cells, sources said.
Virginia 86, No. 21 Texas 83
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C10
Monica Wright scored 23 points to lead Virginia to an upset victory over Texas in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
Do you think your Christmas tree is green enough?
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Picking a Christmas tree is typically a matter of taste. Is the shape right? Is it too tall? Too short? Now a handful of growers in the top Christmas tree producing state of Oregon want people to consider another factor - how “green” a tree is. They’ve created a system to help consumers identify trees grown under certain environmental standards.
New warnings urged for flu drugs’ labels
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Food and Drug Administration experts are recommending new label warnings about possible dangerous psychiatric side effects of influenza drugs Tamiflu and Relenza, according to FDA documents. The documents, posted Friday on the agency’s Web site, were prepared for a meeting Tuesday of the FDA’s Pediatric Advisory Committee.
President of Oral Roberts resigns
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
The president of Oral Roberts University, facing accusations he misspent school funds to support a lavish lifestyle, resigned on Friday, officials said. Richard Roberts’ resignation is effective immediately, according to a statement e-mailed from George Pearsons, chairman of the school’s Board of Regents
Creator of hurricane category scale dies
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
Herbert Saffir, co-creator of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale and a persistent advocate of strong building codes, has died. He was 90.
Woodling: Tiger recalls ‘60 game
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
For nigh onto four decades now, Jim Carothers and I have been transplanted Tigers in the Land of the Jayhawks. Both of us graduated from Missouri in the spring of 1963, yet he witnessed arguably the most depressing defeat in MU football history, and I didn’t.
Jayhawks keep eye on football
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Let’s see : LSU’s top-ranked football team lost to Arkansas in three overtimes on Friday, meaning Kansas University conceivably could be ranked No. 1 in the country come Sunday. No. 1, that is, if the Jayhawks defeat Missouri’s Tigers at 7 tonight at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Standout showdowns
Sure, today’s game is big, but other KU-MU meetings had meaning, too
November 24, 2007
We’ve heard it all week: Today’s game between No. 2 Kansas and No. 3 Missouri is shaping up to be the most important game in the 116-year history of the Border War rivalry. Ever. That certainly is a good guess, even without going back through time. Both the No. 2 Jayhawks (11-0) and No. 3 Tigers (10-1) are in the running for a Big 12 championship and a coveted berth in the BCS National Championship Game. But “ever” is such a strong word, isn’t it? Or is it?
5 found dead in park in apparent murder-suicide
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man shot and killed his ex-wife, their three children and himself in a small-town park where they had met for the woman to hand over the youngsters for a visit, investigators said Friday.
U.N.: 2006 set record for greenhouse gases
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Two of the most important Greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere reached a record high in 2006, and measurements show that one - carbon dioxide - is playing an increasingly important role in global warming, the U.N. weather agency said Friday.
Slow-starting Colts keeping coach confused
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C5
Tony Dungy wants the Colts to start playing like themselves. The pristine offense, which was rolling earlier this season, has suddenly looked ordinary. A vastly improved defense struggled early Thursday night with penalties and breakdowns, and two losses in four games have kept the AFC South race close.
Santa swoops in for early visit
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
Santa Claus may need to find a bigger sleigh this year. Children waiting for his arrival at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets Friday night had some mighty big gift requests for him, including 10-year-old Skye Yoder’s request for a piano.
Toddler survives fall from 20 feet high
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
A toddler who crawled out a third-floor window during his family’s Thanksgiving festivities and fell onto a store roof not only survived - he didn’t even break a bone.
Simons: City, county should get to work on new development sites
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B1
If members of a site selection team working for a nationally known company came to Lawrence looking for a prime building site for their company - which, by the way, would start off with 150 to 200 employees and above-average payroll - would Lawrence have a 75- to 100-acre site available to show them?
Coaches learned of rivalry early
November 24, 2007
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is in his sixth season as head coach. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is in his seventh. Yet both remember clearly their first run-ins with the new fan base they’d be out to please. Not surprisingly, the subject went to the Border War game quite quickly.
90 businesses, people sued for nightclub fire
November 24, 2007
Al Prudhomme figures there’s plenty of blame to go around for a fire that killed two of his band mates and about a dozen of his friends in the 2003 nightclub blaze that killed 100 people.
Firefighters take on new role trying to stop terrorism
November 24, 2007
Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people’s privacy. Unlike police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel don’t need warrants to access hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings each year, putting them in a position to spot behavior that could indicate terrorist activity or planning.
Kansas wary of Maclin
November 24, 2007
Missouri University’s football team already had playmakers. Chase Daniel, one of college football’s best quarterbacks, had a tremendously talented cast of targets - Martin Rucker, Chase Coffman and Will Franklin - over the last three seasons. But they had no shot, none of them, of bringing the “wow” factor quite like Jeremy Maclin does.
Police: Purse snatcher took woman’s finger
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
A man tore a woman’s finger off during a drive-by purse snatching, police said. Caesare R. Pinkins, 21, is charged with multiple felony counts of robbery, aggravated battery and burglary. He is being held in Gwinnett County Jail without bond.
29 bodies recovered from landslide rubble
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Workers recovered 29 bodies after digging through landslide rubble to reach the wreckage of a bus that had been buried for three days, a state news agency said today.
Battlestar’ movie will tide over fans
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D7
“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” offers a movie-length flashback to the early years of the Cylon war and the battlefield decisions that shaped major characters, including Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) and his father, Adm. Adama (Edward James Olmos).
Detention extended in missing teen case
November 24, 2007
A judge Friday ordered an extended detention of two brothers held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway after reviewing new evidence in the case of the missing teenager.
Successes in Iraq leave Democrats vulnerable
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
“The security improvements in most (Baghdad) neighborhoods are real. Days now pass without a car bomb. : The number of bodies appearing in Baghdad’s streets has plummeted to about five a day, from as many as 35 eight months ago, and suicide bombings across Iraq fell to 16 in October, half the number of last summer and down sharply from a recent peak of 59 in March.”
Kansas players steeped in Border War lore
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University sophomore running back Jake Sharp has seen a few big games. After all, he has been involved in some storied high school football matches between Salina South and his alma mater, Salina Central. But what is about to transpire tonight between Sharp’s No. 2-ranked Jayhawks and No. 3 Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium undoubtedly will trump many of the memories he has from those days in Salina.
A lot to gain
B-Mac tops 1,000, but he’s not celebrating
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C1
Every time Brandon McAnderson took a handoff his senior year on Lawrence High’s football team, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino’s emotions would be in a tug-of-war. What a talent, he would think. But what a price.
Buffs rough on NU
Lopsided loss could be Callahan’s last
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C7
All eyes in Nebraska now look toward Tom Osborne’s office - to see if Bill Callahan could possibly emerge from his upcoming meeting with Nebraska’s athletic director with his job still in hand.
Arab nations agree to participate in peace conference
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A9
Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations grudgingly agreed Friday to attend next week’s U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, despite failing to get any guarantee of Israeli concessions. In a sign of the skepticism, even among close U.S. allies, the Saudi foreign minister cautioned that there would be no public handshakes with Israeli officials at the gathering Tuesday in Annapolis, Md.
Aggies trip UT; coach quits
Franchione steps down after 38-30 victory
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C6
Dennis Franchione gave Texas A&M another victory over Texas. Then the embattled coach handed in his resignation. While there were no Big 12 titles or bowl victories in Franchione’s five seasons, his tenure ended on a high note, a 38-30 victory over 13th-ranked Texas that gave the Aggies consecutive wins over their hated rival. “This team has been special all year to me,” Franchione said. “And I thought they played a wonderful game.”
Horoscopes
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D7
This year, when you are sure you are on cruise control, you find out otherwise. Ingenuity and flexibility will define your success. You will be asked to flow and not get uptight. If you are single, be careful, as often what others say has very little to do with what you hear. If you are attached, don’t take each other for granted, as each of you is changing a lot.
Guardsman honored for work in Afghanistan
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Brian Komar, of Idana, has been recognized by the Department of the Army for setting up a clinic that treated over 14,000 Afghan civilians mostly with donated resources. Komar, a captain in the Kansas Army National Guard, traveled to Washington last month where he was awarded the Army Nurse Corps Award of Excellence.
Dodge City seeks to regain artifact
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B8
A police docket book from 1878 to 1882 offers a peek into a window of Dodge City’s storied past. One of the first entries of the book is reportedly an arrest by Wyatt Earp and James Masterson, who detained James Kennedy, the troublemaking cowboy son of a rich Texas rancher.
KU women clip Drake
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University sophomore LaChelda Jacobs was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and scored 15 points off the bench as the KU women’s basketball team held off Drake, 69-64, Friday in the first round of the SMU Hoops for the Cure Classic.
Bombs strike pet market, police; 28 killed
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A9
Bombers struck a pet market in central Baghdad and a police checkpoint in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing 28 people in two of the deadliest attacks in weeks. The first blast occurred before 9 a.m. when a bomb hidden in a box of small birds exploded as Iraqis were strolling past animal stalls and bird cages at Baghdad’s al-Ghazl market. The market had recently re-emerged as a popular venue as security has increased in the capital.
Jayhawk fan in Iraq proudly displays crimson and blue
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence native Rick Morris won’t be getting much sleep for awhile. Morris will begin watching the Kansas-Missouri football game at 4 a.m. Sunday. That’s Iraq time.
Cruise ship sinks after striking ice
154 evacuated from Canadian vessel
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A8
A Canadian cruise ship struck submerged ice off Antarctica and began sinking, but all 154 passengers and crew, Americans and Britons among them, took to lifeboats and were plucked to safety by a passing cruise ship.
Early birds sacrifice warmth for sales
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A1
They had store maps, coupons and shopping lists. This - “Black Friday,” the busiest shopping day of the year - was serious business. Retailers opened at odd hours and pushed early-morning discounts, as shoppers wiped sleep from their eyes and hustled around hunting for holiday bargains.
KSU recalls Fresno
Bulldogs started Wildcats’ tailspin
November 24, 2007
Very few players on Kansas State’s roster were around the last time the Wildcats squared off against Fresno State, but those who were remember it clearly. The year was 2004, and No. 13 Kansas State’s hopes for the season were sky-high following a Big 12 Championship the season before. But Fresno State came to Manhattan and exposed the Wildcats.
Suicide bombers strike near security bases
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A2
Suicide bombers hit a bus carrying intelligence agency employees and a checkpoint near the headquarters of the Pakistan army today, killing at least 35 people.
Fort Riley bustling with building activity
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B3
Though more than half the soldier population is deployed to war, an army of another kind continues to toil. They are electricians, carpenters, truck drivers and painters. Combined, they represent a continuation of the effort started more than two years ago to make room for the 1st Infantry Division’s return from Germany.
Commentary: Kansas-Missouri more than a game
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C2
There’s a lot at stake tonight at Arrowhead Stadium when Missouri and Kansas reenact their uncivil war. This will be a memorable football game and a massive party. From inside the stadium walls to the far reaches of the parking lots, the action will be fast and furious.
Other Paris sister leads Sooners
Ashley Paris, not Courtney, helps OU hold off Mississippi State
November 24, 2007
Oklahoma will always have Paris, but it won’t necessarily be Courtney.
Bizarre Bazaar
November 24, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lawrence’s annual Bizarre Bazaar is a colorful conflation of art and music that showcases the loose marbles of local artisans.
No. 18 Kansas State 73, Central Florida 71, OT
November 24, 2007
Freshman Michael Beasley had 30 points, Jacob Pullen added 19, and Kansas State beat Central Florida in overtime in the Old Spice Classic. The Wildcats (4-1) were coming off an 87-77 upset loss to George Mason on Thursday.
Security gains offer opportunity in Iraq
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B6
Things are better … That’s the cautious word I’m hearing out of Baghdad and other towns from Iraqi friends and colleagues. People are afraid to hope too much or think ahead. But they can move about their own neighborhoods - where American troops now patrol - go out at night, and even visit a restaurant.
No. 15 Texas 102, New Mexico State 87
November 24, 2007
A.J. Abrams had career bests of 31 points and nine 3-pointers to lead Texas to victory over New Mexico State in the semifinals in the StubHub! Legends Classic on Friday night.
Teen breaking curfew gets stuck in chimney
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A3
A teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney. Unfortunately, he didn’t slide down quite as well as St. Nick.
Deciphera misconceptions addressed
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B7
The tax rebate offered to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals in order to keep this important firm in Lawrence was poorly handled leading to an unfortunate and otherwise avoidable controversy. Subsequently a number of individuals have commented in the form of signed letters to this paper and in anonymous e-mail messages as well.
Anti-smoking drug proving to be powerful aid for quitting
November 24, 2007 in print edition on A12
Anthony Tarducci has tried to quit smoking many times over the last 25 years. He’s gone cold turkey, slapped on the patch, even taken antidepressants. Nothing worked. On June 23 he tried again, this time with a powerful new aid: Chantix - the antismoking medicine that was approved for sale in the United States 18 months ago.
Lawrence Datebook
November 24, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Fair trade market features variety
November 24, 2007
While shoppers across town were taking advantage of Black Friday prices at big retailers, the annual Fair Trade Holiday Market was offering some great deals itself. For about the same prices as they could expect to pay in a department store, shoppers could buy unique handmade gifts that support a number of causes.
Aggies take home NIT title
Texas A&M triumphs at the Garden, topples Ohio State 70-47
November 24, 2007 in print edition on C10
Reserve guard Derrick Roland scored a career-high 15 points and Texas A&M held Ohio State to one field goal in the first 111â2 minutes of the second half in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.