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Archive for Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Also from December 3

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. New Mexico St.
Podcasts
Polls
Which team would win if they played each other?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU’s 2008 team (6 games in)
 
67%
KU’s 2005 team (6 games in)
 
32%
Total 538
Do you plan to attend the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade on Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
52%
Yes
 
35%
Depends on the weather
 
11%
Total 42
Which team will win Saturday's Big 12 Championship game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Oklahoma
 
90%
Missouri
 
9%
Total 255
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The front end of a car whose driver led area law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase Tuesday rests atop the hood of a Lawrence police cruiser. Lawrence police, Douglas County Sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agencies chased the vehicle who's driver was connected to a break-in that happened in Lawrence earlier Tuesday. The chase lasted for 45 minutes and covered much of northwest Douglas County. A Lawrence police officer was struck by the fleeing vehicle shortly before this photo was taken. Another officer stopped the chase a few minutes later by striking the fleeing vehicle with his vehicle. Lawrence police officer hit during high-speed chase
12:14 p.m., December 2, 2008 Updated 11:00 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A woman was taken into custody shortly after noon Tuesday following a lengthy police chase during which an officer was injured.
1:14 a.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Snow Again?
Posted December 2, 2008
Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...
1:14 a.m.
City OKs tougher snow-shoveling rules
December 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Get those snow shovels out. City commissioners Tuesday decided to get tougher on people who don’t clear their sidewalks of snow.
5:00 a.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Snow Again?
Posted December 2, 2008
Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...
5:30 a.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Snow Again?
Posted December 2, 2008
Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...
5:32 a.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Snow Again?
Posted December 2, 2008
Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...
5:49 a.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Snow Again?
Posted December 2, 2008
Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence detectives and police officers search an area near Kansas Highway 10 bypass at 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive on Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2008. The search was related to a sexual assault reported Monday, December 1. Police searching for clues in sexual assault
10:39 a.m., December 2, 2008 Updated 12:26 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Law enforcement officers Tuesday were searching an area in southwest Lawrence, one day after a reported early morning sexual assault at a residence.
2:00 p.m.
Barbara Jo Schnegelsiepen, 27, of Topeka, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon. Lawrence police, Douglas County Sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agencies chased the vehicle whose driver was connected to a break-in that happened in Lawrence earlier Tuesday. The chase lasted for 45 minutes and covered much of northwest Douglas County. A Lawrence police officer was struck by the fleeing vehicle shortly before this photo was taken. Another officer stopped the chase a few minutes later by striking the fleeing vehicle with his vehicle. Suspect accused of injuring officer in police chase faces 11 charges
12:34 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 5:22 p.m.
The Topeka woman accused of injuring a Lawrence police officer Tuesday during a high-speed chase faces two felony counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and nine other charges.
6:00 p.m.
Writer outlines Petraeus’ influence
December 3, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When Gen. David Petraeus took over as multinational forces commander in Iraq in 2007, many top American military leaders knew a major strategy change was needed.
6:50 p.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford, center, sings along with the music during pregame stretches at the center of James Naismith Court before taking on New Mexico State Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. Final: Taylor’s 23 points lead KU to 100-79 win
5:57 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 12:51 a.m.
Freshman guard scores career-high on 8-for-14 shooting.

All stories

Local agencies want to provide Christmas for some
December 3, 2008
Some Lawrence families won’t have gifts to open this Christmas, and social service agencies want to change that.
Final: Taylor’s 23 points lead KU to 100-79 win
05:57 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 12:51 a.m.
Freshman guard scores career-high on 8-for-14 shooting.
KU contracts with firm to provide energy audit
December 3, 2008
Facing the possibility of a dire budget situation, Kansas University has hired an outside firm to help improve its energy efficiency.
Maddox leaves Intrust bank
05:49 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 06:42 p.m.
Mike Maddox has left his post as regional president at Intrust Bank to become chief executive officer of CrossPoint Bank in Overland Park.
KU connected to another White House ornament
December 3, 2008
A Kansas ornament on the White House Christmas tree has its roots in Kansas University.
Chase suspect’s criminal history is lengthy
December 3, 2008
A Topeka woman accused of leading law enforcement on an hourlong chase through Douglas County is a convicted felon and has an extensive criminal history throughout northeast Kansas.
Second-grade boys add touch of class with neckties
Boys wear ties — by choice
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
Some men have difficulties getting their neckties to look just right, but one Lawrence second-grader makes it look easy.
State files response in fight over coal power plants
Court lacks jurisdiction because of pending cases, A.G.’s office says
04:28 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 11:48 p.m. in print edition on A3
Attorney General Steve Six’s office is asking a federal court to dismiss Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s lawsuit against the state for denying an air quality permit it needs to build two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
Reported gas leak in KU’s Malott Hall a false alarm
03:02 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 04:03 p.m.
After a Kansas University graduate student reported a possible fluorine leak in a Malott Hall room Wednesday afternoon, the room’s monitoring system detected nothing.
Suspect accused of injuring officer in police chase faces 11 charges
27-year-old Topeka woman has lengthy criminal record
12:34 p.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 05:22 p.m.
The Topeka woman accused of injuring a Lawrence police officer Tuesday during a high-speed chase faces two felony counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and nine other charges.
Ohio man gets 11-year sentence in Internet sex case involving Lawrence teen
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
A federal judge handed down an 11-year prison sentence Monday afternoon to a man who used a computer and the Internet to entice a 14-year-old Lawrence girl to engage in sex.
White House goes green with Hallmark holiday card made in Lawrence
December 3, 2008
Workers at the Hallmark Cards Inc. production center in Lawrence have put their stamp on the latest, and last, official Bush family holiday greetings from the White House.
Kansas site top recommendation for NBAF site
10:10 a.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 03:03 p.m. in print edition on A1
A $450 million federal lab dedicated to protecting the United States from disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks should be built in Manhattan, Kan., according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Street light blocked traffic on Clinton Parkway near Crestline Drive; traffic now flowing
09:30 a.m., December 3, 2008 Updated 10:11 a.m.
A street light is blocking traffic on Clinton Parkway near Crestline Drive.
Body-swap illusion tricks mind
Study explores people’s perception of having out-of-body experience
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C10
Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much.
Big 12 football notebook
December 3, 2008
Arrowhead downer: If you’re keeping track, the Border War at Arrowhead II drew fewer fans than the inaugural Kansas-Missouri game at the Kansas City facility. Saturday’s announced attendance was 79,123. School officials called last year’s crowd 80,537.
New baking books for your wish list
December 3, 2008
Science, soul and savvy are among the reasons to check out recent books about baking.
A Dickens Christmas: Foods from literary classic still cater to modern tastes
December 3, 2008
What’s on Tiny Tim’s table?
Forum details trials of homelessness
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A4
Members of the homeless community had an opportunity to tell their stories to about 60 people at Lawrence Public Library on Tuesday night.
Festival of Trees helps at-risk children
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
A full house of bidders showed up Tuesday night to raise money for at-risk children at the 22nd annual Lawrence Festival of Trees.
Local art therapist attends conference
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
Libby Schmanke, board certified art therapist, attended the American Art Therapy Association annual conference from Nov. 19 to 23 in Cleveland. Schmanke presented a memorial address for Robert Ault, art therapy pioneer, Topeka, who passed away earlier this year. Schmanke attended training on the intersection of trauma, art therapy, and neuroscience, and on the use of bookmaking techniques in art therapy.
OU will be too much for MU in Big 12 Championship
Sorrentino’s lightning round
December 3, 2008
Oklahoma enters Saturday’s Big 12 Championship a 17-point favorite and there’s no reason to think the Sooners won’t cover the spread.
Missouri routs Ark.-Pine Bluff
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
Mizzou tops Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Big 12 men’s basketball action.
Army execution stayed
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
A federal judge in Kansas has issued a stay in what would be the military’s first execution since 1961 so that an appeal by the condemned prisoner can be heard.
City leaders agree on allowing chickens
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
Feathers weren’t ruffled at City Hall on Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously agreed that new regulations should be written that would allow city residents to keep chickens on a small-scale basis in the city.
Class action allowed against Embarq, Sprint
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B10
A federal judge on Tuesday allowed a class-action lawsuit accusing telecommunications company Embarq Corp. of age discrimination and illegally canceling retirement benefits to move forward.
Auditors fault Treasury oversight of bailout funds
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
The government must toughen its monitoring of the $700 billion financial bailout to ensure that banking institutions limit their top executives’ pay and comply with other restrictions, federal auditors said Tuesday in the first comprehensive review of the rescue package.
Champion ornament to adorn tree in D.C.
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
The 2008 Kansas University men’s basketball championship will be celebrated again in Washington, D.C. — this time in the form of a Christmas tree ornament.
White House nixes impeachment ornament
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
’Tis not the season to post calls for impeachment on the White House Christmas tree. A spokeswoman for first lady Laura Bush said Tuesday that the White House tree will not include an ornament by a Seattle artist that supports President Bush’s impeachment.
Study flunks 49 states in college affordability
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C10
An independent report on American higher education flunks all but one state when it comes to affordability — an embarrassing verdict that is unlikely to improve as the economy contracts.
$30,000 in grants to help environment
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Douglas County Community Foundation — with money provided by the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund — has awarded grants for a total of about $30,000 to six area efforts to preserve and better understand nature.
Horoscopes
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B9
This year, expect to expend a lot of energy on your goals. You will achieve much more than in the past year. Discuss a dream and listen to others’ suggestions. Just by talking, you begin to hear alternatives. If you are single, you radiate, and others notice. If you are attached, together you will build a stronger bond. Aquarius inspires you, though they can play devil’s advocate as well.
KU geography trivia event open to public
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A6
A major geography trivia event through Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be open to the public this year.
Airports reopening after PM ousted
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
Victorious anti-government protesters lifted their siege of Bangkok’s two airports today while the ousted government’s leaders met to decide on a caretaker prime minister to lead the politically chaotic kingdom.
Fox returns to old-time formula
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B9
The new unscripted series “Secret Millionaire” (7 p.m., Fox) follows rich folks as they pretend to be average Joes working for minimum wage. During their descent into below-average-dom, they will meet new co-workers and make new friends and decide who among them is deserving of a big cash prize.
Stuckey named all-Big 12 first team
December 3, 2008
Kansas University safety Darrell Stuckey has been named to the 2008 all-Big 12 football first team and receiver Dezmon Briscoe and linebacker James Holt earned second-team honors, the conference announced Tuesday.
City OKs tougher snow-shoveling rules
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
Get those snow shovels out. City commissioners Tuesday decided to get tougher on people who don’t clear their sidewalks of snow.
GOP’s Chambliss wins in U.S. Senate runoff
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight.
Lesson learned
Markieff Morris reflects on ejection
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
Markieff Morris was not overly dejected after getting ejected from Kansas University’s 87-60 rout of Kent State on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Seven Wildcats on HAAC first team
December 3, 2008
Baker University’s first playoff football team in 15 years was rewarded with seven first-team all-Heart of America Athletic Conference football selections, and junior running back Richie Bryant was named Offensive Player of the Year.
‘Chemical Ali’ gets second death sentence
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C10
Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” Hassan al-Majid received a second death sentence Tuesday — this time for crushing a Shiite uprising in the wake of Iraq’s defeat in the 1991 Gulf War.
Corrections
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A4
Corrections, Dec. 3, 2008
New Farmland bid gets commission’s go-ahead
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners are ready to make another effort to buy the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant east of Lawrence.
Old-fashioned parade to trot out carriages, wagons for 16th year
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
The rattle of wagon wheels will be heard downtown Saturday when the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade returns for its 16th year.
Rice plays piano at Buckingham Palace
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C10
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a piano recital for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Boomer beating? History on side of OU at Arrowhead Stadium
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B3
Here’s a quick glance at the Oklahoma Sooners scoring output in the last four games: 62 points, 66, 65 and 61. So the question to Missouri before Saturday’s Big 12 Championship game in Kansas City, Mo., is: How in the heck do you stop this juggernaut?
One small team, one big team, same goal
December 3, 2008
The city’s 2008-09 high school boys swimming season will feature two teams with distinctly different looks putting forth the same type of effort night in and night out.
Nov. auto sales sink to worst level since 1982
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
U.S. auto sales plunged 37 percent in November to their worst level in more than 26 years, dashing expectations that this dismal year for vehicle demand had found a bottom, and adding more ammunition to the Detroit automakers’ case for a congressional lifeline.
Texas A&M rolls, 77-36
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
Texas A&M routs Stephen F. Austin in Big 12 women’s basketball action.
No. 4 Duke tops No. 9 Purdue
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
Chavez seeks to remove term limits
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hugo Chavez wants to remain president of Venezuela for life, and this week he began campaigning for Venezuelans to lift term limits so he can run for re-election indefinitely.
Big Three bailout requests now $34B
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A10
Humbled and fighting for survival, Detroit’s once-mighty automakers appealed to Congress with a retooled case for a bailout as large as $34 billion Tuesday, pledging to slash workers, car lines and executive pay in return for a federal lifeline. GM and Chrysler said they needed an immediate cash infusion to last until New Year’s, and warned they could drag the entire industry down if they fail.
Poor economy leads soldiers to re-enlist
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C10
Sgt. Ryan Nyhus spent 14 months patrolling the deadly streets of Baghdad, where five members of his platoon were shot and one died. As bad as that was, he would rather go back there than take his chances in this brutal job market.
It’s all about business
December 3, 2008
Oodles of facts, figures and miscellaneous information are crammed into the 200 pages of the Big 12 Conference football media guide. Everything you could possibly want to know about Big 12 football is contained therein. Well, not everything.
Chase policy for the Lawrence police
December 3, 2008
When chasing a suspect, Lawrence police policy states the following.
People in the news
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B9
• An arrest is made in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.• New Victoria’s Secret survive initiation• Spears on tour, coming to Kansas City• New Orleans families move into homes Pitt built• Pitt hates paparazzi
Tiny technology tapped for oil extraction
ConocoPhillips hopes KU drug delivery method can help get more crude
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s efforts to deliver life-saving drugs into cancer-stricken areas now are drilling into another target: the world’s thirst for oil.
Barbara Bush leaves hospital
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a hospital Tuesday, a week after she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.
Automakers ground jets for trip to Washington
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A10
If the Detroit Three automakers have learned anything since their last trip to Washington, it’s that the old way of doing business just won’t fly.
Budget problems could put historical artifacts in peril
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A7
State budget problems are threatening not only present-day services but also historical Kansas artifacts.
13 Web sites that offer great, inexpensive gifts
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
Dreading those last-minute trips to the mall to buy the same old gloves and neckties? Then this year, opt for gifts that feel really good to give — and not just because they cost less than $50 and can be purchased online. The experts at ShopSmart, the shopping magazine published by Consumer Reports, scoured the Web to find 13 sites that offer items that can help save resources, reduce poverty, and support artists and crafters here and abroad.
Study examines influences on food choices
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C1
How much influence do our friends and family have on our eating habits and activity level?
Gary Bedore’s Kansas basketball notebook
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tonight’s KU foe — New Mexico State — fell to Long Beach State, 82-77, on Sunday.
Kansas City worries about overconfidence
December 3, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Kansas City Chiefs rarely win, so it’s easy to remember what happens after they do.
Pump patrol
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.47 at several locations.
Writer outlines Petraeus’ influence
General knew how to change course, author says at KU
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
When Gen. David Petraeus took over as multinational forces commander in Iraq in 2007, many top American military leaders knew a major strategy change was needed.
Gates’ retention
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A8
Defense Department leadership should continue strong with the retention of Robert Gates as the head man.
KU basketball photographer to sign books
December 3, 2008 in print edition on C1
A famed photographer who has documented three national champion Kansas University basketball teams now has published a book of photos commemorating those teams.
On the record
December 3, 2008 in print edition on A4
Emergency callsLawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these fire calls:• Fire call, canceled, 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, 834 Avalon Road.• Detector activation, 11:39 p.m. Monday, 2511 W. 31st St.• Alarm system sounded, 8:12 p.m. Monday, 2350 Ridge Court.• Smoke detector activation, 6:12 p.m. Monday, 1101 Vt.• Chimney or flue fire, 5:57 p.m. Monday, 213 Hanover Place.• Smoke or odor removal, 11:27 a.m. 330 Industrial Lane.