Archive for Monday, November 26, 2007

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Goofy gifts
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the Oread Inn proposal?

Poll results

Response Percent
I oppose it
 
50%
I favor it
 
40%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 454
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Felix Zacharias, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, last spring when he had to maneuver around a 15-foot crater caused by a suicide bombing the day before. Vets suffer with mental aftershocks of war
November 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Potholes that dot Lawrence streets are just one of many reminders of combat in Iraq, said Felix Zacharias, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. The Kansas University sophomore from Wichita is used to swerving from potholes to save his life. He recalled maneuvering his vehicle around a 15-foot-crater one day last spring in Fallujah, Iraq. The hole was created by a suicide truck that exploded the day before.
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident and mother of two Janice Friedman is worried about the country's health insurance system. For years, Friedman's daughter, Elisha, 30, has gone without health insurance partly because of pre-existing conditions. The Kansas Health Policy Authority Board's latest proposal for health care reform has two recommendations targeted toward residents between the ages of 19 and 25 - 20 percent of whom are living without health insurance. Health insurance gaps for young adults addressed
November 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
In those murky years between the end of school and start of a career, the paths that young 20-somethings choose often determine whether they will be covered by health insurance or not. Take Lawrence mother Janice Friedman and her two children - a son and a daughter, one on each coast. Her son graduated from college, went to law school and then straight on to a law firm. He has had health insurance all his life. The daughter, well, that’s a different story.
12:00 p.m.
Prison ball players rush to the center of the court for ammunition last Monday at Free State High School. Firebirds love playing jailbirds
November 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Students at Free State High School are doing time - by playing prison ball, that is. The Prison Ball Club meets once a week to play its favorite version of a playground classic - dodgeball.
4:00 p.m.
The North Mississippi All-Stars perform on the Sundown Stage at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival on Friday evening at Clinton State Park. About 12,000 people attended the festival Friday, June 8, 2007, organizers said. Jefferson County rejects plan to host Wakarusa music festival
November 26, 2007
Jefferson County Commissioners denied a permit this afternoon to have the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival next summer on private land in the southeastern part of the county.
10:00 p.m.
Jamaal James, 17, of Trinidad, talks to fourth-graders at Broken Arrow School in this file photo.  Broken Arrow received the Governor's Achievement Award because of its excellent academic standings. Broken Arrow honored
November 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Broken Arrow School students and staff got a surprise Monday - the Governor’s Achievement Award. Superintendent Randy Weseman showed up at a scheduled assembly to present the award to Principal Brian McCaffrey.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
November 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Events calendar
November 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence
People in the news
November 26, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Miley Cyrus celebrates 15th birthday