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Archive for Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Lawrence All-City Junior High Jazz Band
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Is the KU football team performing well enough in the classroom?

Poll results

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Yes
 
60%
No
 
30%
Undecided
 
9%
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A car is surrounded by empty parking spaces Wednesday on the third level of the parking garage in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. A new report shows that this parking garage is seldom full, especially at the top level. City seeks parking solution
November 29, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Parking in downtown Lawrence is looking up. No, check that. Parkers in downtown Lawrence should be looking up. At least that’s the message of a new city study. A report by city staff members has found that parking can be found anytime day or night in downtown, if motorists are willing to look up - as in up to the third floor of the city’s parking garage at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers searched a car and found two jars of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a car heading toward the 2006 Wakarusa Festival in this file photo. Two minor drug cases, including one in Lawrence, have led to major constitutional questions before the Kansas Supreme Court over when police can search a person. Cases test search limits
November 29, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Two minor drug cases, including one in Lawrence, have led to major constitutional questions before the Kansas Supreme Court over when police can search a person. The court will hear oral arguments at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a dispute arising from the June 16, 2005, arrest of Paul Martin near Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
12:00 p.m.
Allan Hunt plays the trombone during rehearsal of the Lawrence All-City Junior High Jazz Band. New age of jazz
November 29, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Paul Morgenroth, alto sax strapped to his neck, is looking around the room, hoping to find a brave soul to take an improv solo. It’s one thing for these junior high musicians to play off the printed page, and another for them to just play what the spirit moves them - preferably in the right key. Gradually, Morgenroth, co-director of the Lawrence All-City Junior High Jazz Band, finds a few takers.
4:00 p.m.
Spodcasters
Feels like a Fiesta in here
Posted November 27, 2007
While the Jayhawks have to sit and wait to learn of their Bowl season fate, Ryan Greene, Kevin Romary, Ryan Wood and Tom Keegan talk about the ever-slimming list of possible holiday destinations for the 11-1 KU football team.

All stories

6Sports video: Chalmers: Teahan’s three-pointers ‘automatic’
November 29, 2007
Last night Kansas crushed Florida Atlantic to improve to a perfect 6-0. Among the highlights: how about freshman walk-on Connor Teahan? Kansas City Rockhurst High grad scored 9 points in 9 minutes.
6News story: Construction causes busy signal for school district phones
November 29, 2007
Cut phone lines led to busy signals for Lawrence schools and School District Headquarters for much of the day today. School officials say the line was cut due to street construction at 3rd and Wisconsin.
6News story: Tonganoxie lights up for holidays
November 29, 2007
The holiday season got a little bit brighter for Tonganoxie residents tonight. A new Christmas tree was lit downtown.
6News story: Boundary committee to look at junior highs first
November 29, 2007
The Lawrence School District Boundary Committee will tackle junior high lines as its first task. Junior high students pick classes in January, so the committee wants to make any changes by the end of the year.
6Sports video: Talib named All-American
November 29, 2007
This morning the American Football Coaches’ Association named junior cornerback Aqib Talib a first-team All-American.
6News story: LHS students experience ‘Bleeding Kansas’
November 29, 2007
Lawrence High School history students got a window into ‘Bleeding Kansas’ history this month. Author Diane Eickhoff portrayed early Douglas County settler Clarina Nicholas for about 50 students.
6News story: Major expansion brewing for Free State
November 29, 2007
If you relish the Invigerator Dopplebock or the Octoberfest at Lawrence’s Free State Brewing Company, you’re in luck. A planned expansion for the business will have them making more of everything on tap and pouring more time into new creations.
6Sports video: D-Jax earns 5th start of career
November 29, 2007
Three seasons on the hill and just four career starts for Darnell Jackson. Last night in D-Jax’s 91st game as a Jayhawk, he earned start number 5.
6News story: Children’s Hour founders honored
November 29, 2007
A group of pioneering women are honored today for making their idea for an affordable early education center a reality. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater finds out who these women passed on their school of thought.
6News story: KS House member eyes Senate
November 29, 2007
A Democratic House member who represents Douglas County in Topeka may make a run at a seat for Senator in the next election. 10th District Representative Tom Holland says he’s “strongly considering” challenging Republican Senator Roger Pine.
6News story: City cutting rec center hours
November 29, 2007
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department announced today it is cutting the hours of operation at the Community Building, the East Lawrence Recreation Center, and the Holcom Park Recreation Center from December 2 to January 5.
6News story: Final suspect arrested in kidnapping case
November 29, 2007
Lawrence police arrest the fourth and final person connected to a kidnapping earlier this month at a south Lawrence apartment complex.
6Sports video: Mallory West named Scholar-Athlete of the Month
November 29, 2007
Senior Mallory West spends her days and most of her nights at Lawrence High School. She doesn’t do it because she has to. She does it because she wants to.
6News story: Fundraiser to feature local celebrities
November 29, 2007
The first “Mayors and Players Turn It On!” fundraiser brought in $3300 for local families struggling with utility bills, and tomorrow organizers hope to do better.
6News story: Dukakis draws packed house
November 29, 2007
A former presidential candidate spoke to a packed house about his political past and shared his views of presidential politics.
6News Now: LHS students learn about ‘Bleeding Kansas’ era
November 29, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence High School history students had a view of “Bleeding Kansas” history, and a popular downtown restaurant is brewing up some major expansion plans.
School district phones out of service, hotline set up
11:46 a.m., November 29, 2007 Updated 03:54 p.m.
In case of any emergencies, the district’s hotline cell phone can be reached at (785) 218-4970.
Peter Pan’ a magically manic musical
November 29, 2007
A well-filled house, including many enthusiastic children, was entertained by Wednesday’s performance of “Peter Pan.”
Free State swimming third at Topeka West
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Free State High boys swimming team took third Wednesday at the Topeka West Invitational.
Obesity rates plateau
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A7
Obesity rates in U.S. women seem to be staying level, and the rate in men may be hitting a plateau now, too, according to a new government report released Wednesday. With more than 72 million Americans counted as obese, adult obesity rates for both sexes seem to be holding steady at about 34 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
A night of repeats and factory tours
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B10
The end of November sweeps month brings us to the season of repeats. At least half of tonight’s prime time series are not original. This would probably be the case even without the Writers Guild of America’s strike and the dwindling number of completed episodes.
Fans honor ‘Sexy Rexy’
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas University basketball fans welcomed former guard Rex Walters back to Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night with a rousing ovation in pregame introductions. One fan brandished a sign that read: “Welcome Back Sexy Rexy.”
KU in contact with BCS bowls
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The University of Georgia recently sent a marketing package to the Rose, Orange and Fiesta bowls showing just how the school is going to sell a boat-load of tickets to whichever game the Bulldogs are invited. This is what the at-large BCS bowl candidates do in the days leading up to Selection Sunday.
88 presidential nominee to share insights
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Michael Dukakis wants to know why Kansas is called a “red state.” The state elected a Democratic governor. And just as many members of the Kansas delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrats as are Republicans, he points out.
Community college classes to be taught in Lawrence
Career, technical courses to be offered in partnership with school district
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Not all jobs in Lawrence require a college degree, but many of them require more than a high school education. For many years, the best way to get those specialized classes was to drive the 32 miles from Lawrence to Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. Starting Jan. 30, the trip could be a lot shorter, with JCCC classes being offered in Lawrence for the first time.
Poor treatment
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: We’re appalled at the shabby way Kansas and Missouri fans were treated at Arrowhead on Saturday night. Yes, we were there. A senior Kansas University administrator told us that the Chiefs tried to save money with fewer parking attendants, fewer portable toilets, fewer gate staff. A Chiefs game the next day should not mean that college fans the night before should be treated so poorly.
Douglas County AIDS Project’s annual auction is Sunday
Douglas County AIDS Project’s annual auction is Sunday
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
When Marty Olson’s close friend died this summer, he was moved to do something to memorialize him. So, Olson, who is an artist and owner of Do’s Deluxe hair salon, put his reflections of his friend on canvas.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
Stuff me now, not later: Brandon Rush, who had 17 points off 6-of-14 shooting in 19 minutes, had a dunk try snuffed by high-flying FAU player Xavier Perkins in the first half.
KU’s Harris named top newcomer
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris was named Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press, it was announced Wednesday.
A good, strong start
Jackson propels Jayhawks
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
An emotional guy, Darnell Jackson admits that being introduced as a starter at Allen Fieldhouse really gets his blood churning. “When they call your name,” said Jackson, who made his first start of the season and fifth of his four-year Kansas University basketball career Wednesday night, “and you run out there and everybody is yelling, it gives me a lot of energy. I was real comfortable starting the game.”
KU’s Self lauds Walters
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B7
Bill Self joined the Allen Fieldhouse fans in giving Florida Atlantic coach Rex Walters a thunderous ovation during pre-game introductions on Wednesday night. “I got goosebumps,” Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year coach, said of the applause accorded to ex-Jayhawk standout Walters prior to opening tip of the Jayhawks’ 87-49 rout of Walters’ Owls.
LMH projects increase for 2008 budget
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders on Wednesday approved a 2008 budget that projects another strong financial year for the hospital.
Commentary: Sit back and enjoy BCS madness
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
You can tell college football’s regular season is almost over. The arguing has begun. Which teams deserve a title shot? Who’s getting shafted? What will we see first, a playoff or a Martian president? Things always get contentious, but this year could set the record for holiday angst.
Croyle misses practice
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Quarterback Brodie Croyle missed Kansas City’s practice Wednesday because of a sore back, and his availability for this week’s game against San Diego could be in question.
Lesson learned?
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Let me acknowledge first that Missouri University has a slightly better football team than we do. That is precisely why we should have never given up home-field advantage! Bill Snyder refused to give up home field for a road game at K-State as would have Mark Mangino if it were his decision.
Texas Tech to review rider
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school’s caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols.
BCS changes unlikely
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
One wild and unpredictable college football season won’t cause the Bowl Championship Series to change.
China reports drop in HIV/AIDS infected
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
China has 223,501 people infected with HIV, the official Xinhua News Agency said today, a sharp drop in previously reported figures.
Miles may talk to Michigan
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Michigan athletics officials asked for and received permission from LSU to meet with Les Miles about the Wolverines’ head football coaching vacancy.
Baylor names Briles coach
Houston boss leaving after five seasons
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
Houston coach Art Briles is next to take on the task of pulling Baylor out of the Big 12 basement. Greeted by enthusiastic applause, Briles flashed the school’s trademark bear claw sign to supporters when he walked into a crowded room to be introduced Wednesday as Baylor’s 25th coach.
Lottery winner on probation for robbery
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He’s a convicted bank robber who isn’t supposed to gamble.
Huckabee takes fire in GOP YouTube debate
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A9
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came under attack for the first time in a Republican presidential debate Wednesday, a sure sign of how his recent rise in polls has helped turn the race into a free-for-all five weeks before voting starts.
FSHS back on the attack
Seven Firebirds players battling for starting spots
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
Heading into the first week of practice for the 2007-2008 season, Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan quickly realized he would have a fight on his hands. “We have about seven players fighting for starting spots this year,” Duncan said. “We have some experience and some good athletes coming in.”
Conviction is second for HIV exposure
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B12
An HIV-infected man already convicted in Douglas County of knowingly exposing women to the virus has been convicted in a second county. A judge found Robert Richardson II, of Lawrence, guilty Wednesday in Lyon County District Court of two counts of exposing another person to a life-threatening communicable disease.
Sonics’ Collison suffers broken nose
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
Seattle SuperSonics forward Nick Collison will miss at least the next three games after breaking his nose against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Plants’ CO2 would help crops, lawmaker says
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
A state legislator Wednesday criticized rejection of two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas, saying carbon dioxide emissions were good for crops. “One of the really good things about CO2 is that plants perform better under stress (drought, etc.) with increased levels of CO2,” Rep. Larry Powell, R-Garden City, said in a letter disseminated to the media.
Nurturing the arts
After 33 years, the Lawrence Arts Center will be looking for a new leader.
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
It wouldn’t seem inappropriate for the Lawrence Arts Center to call Ann Evans, “mom.” Others were involved in giving birth to the center, but Evans is the only executive director it has ever known. She nurtured it in its first home, the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets, and helped it spread its wings into a new space in the 900 block of New Hampshire in 2002.
Senior services collecting cell phones
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B12
Douglas County Senior Services is collecting donated used cell phones for the “911 Cell Phones for Seniors” program. Cell phones are given to seniors requesting them to be used in emergency situations.
Keegan: Teahan on top of heap
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B1
The toughest thing about garbage time during a college basketball game is watching the patronizing cheers for walk-ons and the gut-busting by the regulars that takes place on the bench when one of the non-scholarship players scores.
LHS grad Hooper signs with Astros
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kevin Hooper, a former Lawrence High baseball standout, has left the Detroit Tigers organization and signed a minor-league free-agent contract with the Houston Astros.
Tigers tumble at Arkansas
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B5
Mike Anderson’s return to Bud Walton Arena ended a little sooner than he wanted. “I don’t think our guys lost,” Anderson said. “They just ran out of time.” Charles Thomas scored 21 points and defended two last-second 3-pointers by Missouri, helping Arkansas hold off the Tigers, 94-91, Wednesday night. Anderson, Missouri’s coach, spent 17 seasons as an assistant at Arkansas.
Tar Heels dispatch OSU; Spartans crush N.C. State
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B5
North Carolina didn’t need any help from apparitions. It just seemed that way to cold-shooting Ohio State. Wayne Ellington and Deon Thompson led a second-half surge, and the top-ranked Tar Heels held Ohio State without a field goal for almost 11 minutes in a 66-55 victory Wednesday night.
James suffers sprain of left index finger
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B4
LeBron James sprained his left index finger in the second quarter Wednesday night and did not return for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. The Cavs said X-rays were negative, adding he would be evaluated again today.
Competitive fire still burns
Despite consecutive titles, the No. 48 team feels it has plenty of room for improvement
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
With two straight championships in hand, it’s hard to argue that Jimmie Johnson and his race team are not the best in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series right now. The question is, though, are they still getting better?
KU player submits diversion application
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Dezmon Briscoe, a leading receiver on this year’s Kansas University football team, has submitted a diversion application to Douglas County District Court.
Gingerbread auction slated for Tuesday
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
The community is invited to the 13th annual Eldridge Hotel Gingerbread Festival and Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County.
Fire department plans holiday fundraiser
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Sarcoxie Township Fire Department is planning a Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar on Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Mideast summit closes
Moscow offers follow-up conference
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Bush told the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday he is personally committed to their mission of peace, urging them to stick with it and not lose sight of their goal.
KU student recovering from hepatitis A
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
A Kansas University student has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, a liver disease that can lead to nausea, fever, diarrhea and jaundice. The student, who lives in one of the university’s residence halls, was diagnosed last week but has been at his out-of-state home since Nov. 8, when he began experiencing symptoms.
Leader picks former rock singer for Cabinet
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd named his Cabinet on Thursday, choosing a woman as deputy leader for the first time, a former rock singer as environment minister and a lawyer from the Outback as foreign minister.
Church defends itself against Chavez rhetoric
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s habit of verbally attacking his enemies appears to have backfired in his dealings with one of the country’s most prestigious institutions - a Catholic church critical of the president.
City seeks parking solution
Report: 500-space garage has spots available day or night on top level
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Parking in downtown Lawrence is looking up. No, check that. Parkers in downtown Lawrence should be looking up. At least that’s the message of a new city study. A report by city staff members has found that parking can be found anytime day or night in downtown, if motorists are willing to look up - as in up to the third floor of the city’s parking garage at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
County OKs site plan
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
A revised site plan for a farm for developmentally disabled people near Baldwin City was approved by the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday. Community Living Opportunities will relocate a private drive, two houses, part of a recreation trail and a multipurpose building. A swimming pool and pool shelter are being removed from the Midnight Farm plan because of concern about liability issues.
People in the news
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Strike ends; Broadway shows to resume today¢ Usher and wife welcome son Usher Raymond V¢ Castroneves, fiancee call off engagement¢ Pregnant Christina Aguilera bares her belly¢ Winfrey meets student claiming abuse at school ¢ Lohan’s deposition can be videotaped
On the record
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of a concrete power saw worth $1,000 to Lawrence police on Tuesday. The theft occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Massachusetts Street.
Thompson run unconventional
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign has been unorthodox since Day 1, and his decision to grab the “third rail” of American politics with both hands is a clear indication that he really is a different kind of candidate.
Mideast efforts a huge gamble for U.S.
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
The one-day Annapolis peace conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict really scared me. It wasn’t the idea: I thought President Bush should have made an effort to restart the peace process years ago. What disturbed me was that the president doesn’t appear to realize the size of the gamble he’s made.
Ex-first lady asks for loaner car
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A12
Guyana’s former first lady on Wednesday appealed to her fellow citizens to lend her a car to carry out charitable work, complaining she currently has to walk or take a bus. In a bizarre news conference, Varshnie Jagdeo said state cars are no longer available to take her to her job at a children’s charity. Her nearly nine-year marriage to President Bharrat Jagdeo ended with their separation in April.
State funding
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A11
To the editor: While I agree the outcome of the MU-KU football game might have been different if played on our home turf, and I was disgusted that the game was moved from Lawrence and, by the way, out of Kansas, let us not spend too much time blaming Lew Perkins or Chancellor Hemenway.
IRS has money to return
Agency seeking 36 county residents for tax refunds
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B11
Hey, Patrick Shehan, Nikolas Quigley and Lolita Patterson: The IRS wants to hear from you and 33 other Douglas County residents. The government still has your money, and wants to give it back.
Give floors, carpets a green cleaning
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Would you like your living room area to have that fresh, springlike smell? Certainly, commercial cleaning products can help you achieve this. But with a little ingenuity, you can give your home’s rooms a green, clean twist on your own.
Field & Stream picks best bets for fishing
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Get warm, fish rich, travel cheap. That’s the advice from Field & Stream magazine, which names 10 destinations where you can go fishing this winter and escape the cold without busting your budget.
Winter blooms brighten households
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Deep into the recesses of November, there’s a lull in the gardening scene. All the flora outside is spent, the bulbs you’re trying to force for the arrival of the upcoming holiday season are still in their foliage stage, and things might be looking a little drab. But never fear - some saviors of the plant world are in full, gloriously colorful bloom at a nursery, flower shop or even a grocery store near you.
Horoscopes
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B10
Emotional extremes mark next year. Getting a clear picture might be difficult. This distortion leads to many surprises and disappointments. You do have the choice of tossing aside the rose-colored glasses. If you are single, you might often feel as if you have met “the one,” only to discover, oops, wrong again! f you are attached, as a couple you discover the true meaning of being connected.
Commodities
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 30 cents to $8.81; December corn gained 3.3 cents to $3.872; March oats rose 1.25 cents to $2.84; January soybeans gained 5.75 cents to $10.8014.
Former vice defense chief arrested in scandal
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
A former top Japanese defense bureaucrat and his wife were arrested Wednesday on suspicion they accepted lavish gifts from companies - including one linked to General Electric - in exchange for contracts, officials said.
Missing girl apparently led double life as Web porn star
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
A missing Kansas college student believed to be the victim of foul play apparently led a double life as an Internet porn star by the name of Zoey Zane. Nude photos of 18-year-old Emily Sander appeared on a Zoey Zane Web site before she vanished, and investigators are looking into whether her modeling had anything to do with her disappearance last Friday.
Regifting can stretch your holiday budget
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B11
I can’t let the holiday season go by without talking about regifting. To regift is to give someone something you didn’t want or can’t use. I’ve been a regifter for years, long before it became hip - and controversial. I learned to regift from my grandmother, Big Mama, who raised me and my brothers and sisters.
KU musicians announce holiday concert
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Kansas University’s Collegium Musicum will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers in an upcoming holiday concert. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Bales Organ Recital Hall.
CT scans raise risk of cancer, often aren’t needed, study warns
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A1
Millions of Americans, especially children, are needlessly getting dangerous radiation from “super X-rays” that raise the risk of cancer and are increasingly used to diagnose medical problems, a new report warns. In a few decades, as many as 2 percent of all cancers in the United States might be due to radiation from CT scans given now, according to the authors of the report.
6,000 Sunnis join security pact with U.S.
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
Nearly 6,000 Sunni Arab residents of the northern city of Hawija joined a security pact with American forces Wednesday in what U.S. officers described as a critical step in plugging the remaining escape routes for extremists flushed from former strongholds.
Medical sleuth’ speculates Lincoln may have been dying of cancer
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A8
Maybe it’s the classic story about the underdog who strives to be great. Perhaps it’s the sad eyes of the first president to be assassinated. Whatever the reason, Abraham Lincoln has become a figure who is scrutinized and speculated on over and over again.
Dangers of reporting in Iraq called unprecedented
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
American journalists covering Iraq say they face unprecedented dangers with many reporting that they’ve worked closely with Iraqi colleagues who have been killed or kidnapped, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Our town sports
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
Community sports in Lawrence
Stocks climb with hopes of another interest rate cut
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B11
U.S. stocks climbed for a second day Wednesday, with the Dow scoring its largest percentage leap so far this year, and a revived financial sector paving the way after a Federal Reserve official bolstered hopes for additional interest-rate cuts ahead.
Simpson declares he is not guilty; trial date set
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
O.J. Simpson stood before a judge Wednesday and firmly spoke a phrase he has uttered in other courtrooms in the past: “Not guilty.”
Anti-tax groups want to limit state spending
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A5
Anti-tax groups on Wednesday launched a statewide advertising campaign to pressure the Legislature to hold down spending. Alan Cobb, state director of the Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity, said the public needs to get involved in the budget debate because of a looming fiscal crisis. “We have to get this spending under control,” Cobb said.
Roberts: God forced resignation from ORU
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University on Wednesday that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school but did so because God insisted.
FDA wants to know what’s shakin’ with salt
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
Best known for deciding whether medications are safe and effective, the Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to crack down on plain old salt, which doctors say is harmful in the quantities most Americans consume.
Baker University plans Vespers concert
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
The 77th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers will be at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove streets.
Water perennial plants now to prevent damage
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C2
Ever since daytime temperatures dropped, my skin has been drying out. I use hand lotions, facial moisturizers and lip protectants, and I consume as much water as I can. Plants are a little different - no lotions and protectants, but all perennial plants need water to survive winter.
Hawaii measure conjures up new ‘tribe’
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A10
Under legislation that the House of Representatives has voted 261-153 to foist on Hawaii, Goering’s role would be played by a panel empowered to decide who is a “Native Hawaiian” and entitled to special privileges and immunities. Because there are perhaps only 7,000 “pure” Native Hawaiians, “Hawaiian blood” will inevitably be the criterion and the “one-drop rule” likely will prevail. Goering would have approved of this racialist sorting-out.
Musharraf finally relinquishes top army job to stay president
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A2
A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander’s ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan.
Cases test search limits
Lawrence appeal is one of two challenging police actions
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two minor drug cases, including one in Lawrence, have led to major constitutional questions before the Kansas Supreme Court over when police can search a person. The court will hear oral arguments at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a dispute arising from the June 16, 2005, arrest of Paul Martin near Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
Pump patrol
November 29, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Stop ‘n’ go
November 29, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Hendrick alum named crew chief for Labonte¢ TV ratings decline for season-ending races
New age of jazz
Citywide alliance teaches music style to youths
November 29, 2007 in print edition on C1
Paul Morgenroth, alto sax strapped to his neck, is looking around the room, hoping to find a brave soul to take an improv solo. It’s one thing for these junior high musicians to play off the printed page, and another for them to just play what the spirit moves them - preferably in the right key. Gradually, Morgenroth, co-director of the Lawrence All-City Junior High Jazz Band, finds a few takers.