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In general, were you happy with Tuesday's election results?

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Response Percent
Yes.
 
63%
No.
 
32%
Not sure.
 
3%
Total 1682
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12:00 a.m.
From left, Erika Hane, Megan Vaniman and Michaela Ayers celebrate along with a sea of Democratic supporters inside Abe and Jake's Landing on Nov. 4, 2008, as Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) jumps to an early lead in the presidential elections. Obama wins presidency
10:02 p.m., November 4, 2008 Updated 11:57 p.m.
Cheering, screaming and weeping with joy, an estimated 50,000 Barack Obama supporters welcomed his election Tuesday night in a delirious victory celebration in the senator’s hometown. Many had crammed into Grant Park to be a part of something that would be remembered for generations.
6:00 a.m.
Voters take to the polls at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 West 22nd Street Terrace, on Tuesday.  More than 65 people had cast their vote by 8 a.m. at the 28th voting precinct in Lawrence. Douglas County voter turnout falls below prediction
November 4, 2008
The 62 percent Douglas County turnout in Tuesday’s election also lagged behind the 76 percent of registered voters who showed up at the polls for the 2004 presidential election. But Douglas County election officials said they were still pleased with the more than 51,000 people who went to the polls or cast advance ballots. “It’s still a great turnout,” Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said.
11:09 a.m.
Thellman, Flory win Douglas County Commission seats
November 4, 2008
Democrat Nancy Thellman and Republican Jim Flory have won the two seats on the Douglas County Commission. In the 2nd District race, Thellman, of rural Lawrence, defeated Republican David L. Brown, a Vinland-area farmer and rancher and retired Douglas County Sheriff’s officer. Flory, a former Douglas County district attorney and lifetime county resident, defeated Democrat Ken Grotewiel, a former Wichita-area legislator who moved to Lawrence about a year ago.
2:00 p.m.
Marci Francisco, left, and Nancy Thellman visit at a Democratic gathering Tuesday at Maceli's, 1031 N.H. Francisco, the Democratic incumbent defeated challenger Scott Morgan to remain in the 2nd District Senate seat. Thellman defeated Republican David Brown for a Douglas County Commission seat. Francisco breezes to re-election in Kansas Senate
November 4, 2008 in print edition on 6A
State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, on Tuesday easily won re-election to a second four-year term, fending off a challenge from Republican Scott Morgan.
6:00 p.m.
Cliff McDonald, 83, walks past a childhood memory, the Teepee Junction located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 24-59 and 24-40. McDonald is refurbishing the structure his father acquired in 1935. At Teepee Junction, landmark and memories refreshed
November 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Teepee Junction - known as a place for Kansas University students to party - is being refurbished.

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Wednesday, November 5 weather at 10 p.m.
November 5, 2008
The forecast for Thursday, November 6 calls for a high of 60 with a low around 48.
LHS football team prepares for postseason
November 5, 2008
Head coach Dirk Wedd and the Lawrence High football team are preparing for the postseason this week.
Meet the new TV crew in town
November 5, 2008
There’s a few new TV crews in town and they’re broadcasting out of St. John’s Catholic School. The lesson in creative writing had students working for a month - and cramming in election news at the last minute.
Thompson ends Kohl’s 24-year run as Leavenworth county attorney
November 5, 2008
While the nation had their eyes on the Presidential race - citizens of Leavenworth County were keeping a close eye on the battle for county attorney.
KU ready to take on new-look Huskers
November 5, 2008
This Saturday, KU takes on the new-look Nebraska Cornhuskers led by first-year head coach Bo Pelini.
6 of 7 KU newcomers make Fieldhouse debut
November 5, 2008
Six of Bill Self’s seven newcomers took the floor at Allen Fieldhouse for the first time on Tuesday.
Jayhawks made history in last NU battle
November 5, 2008
The 76 points the Kansas football team put up on Nebraska a year ago are the most ever scored by a Cornhusker opponent.
Severe thunderstorm watch canceled early
05:13 p.m., November 5, 2008 Updated 09:38 p.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County that was in effect until until 12 p.m.
City, KU now must agree on how bus systems will work together
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A8
When it comes to public transit, the campaigning isn’t over quite yet. And KU leaders say there’s work to be done on that front.
False front pages wrapped around copies of Wednesday’s Journal-World, USA Today, New York Times
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Several newspaper boxes in downtown Lawrence and at least one on the Kansas University campus were filled Wednesday with unwelcome additions: false front pages featuring stories critical of capitalism, corporate media and the U.S. judicial system.
Lawrence police arrest suspect on charges of auto burglary, burglary and aggravated assault
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police arrested a 24-year-old Lawrence man on charges of an auto burglary, burglary and aggravated assault, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. They are also investigating three other residential and auto burglaries that occurred on West Sixth Street Wednesday morning.
Kansas still deep red, election shows
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
While the rest of the nation on Tuesday rode another Democratic wave with President-elect Barack Obama, Kansas was firmly back on shore in the red column.
Obama victory sparks talk about Kansas governor
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential race has intensified speculation that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will join his Cabinet, and she didn’t rule it out Wednesday. “I’m always flattered to have my name in circulation,” she said during a news conference. “I want to be helpful any way I can.”
K-State’s Prince fired
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas State coach Ron Prince was unable to rebuild the Wildcats into the Big 12 contender they were under his predecessor. Now after 2 1â2 seasons in Manhattan, Prince is on his way out and K-State is in the market for another coach who can do what Bill Snyder did in the Little Apple.
Overwhelming approval of three sales tax increases surprises many
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
Voters approved not one but two sales tax increases with approval ratings of 70 percent or more. A third sales tax increase won with nearly 69 percent of the vote.
Sebelius orders 3 percent budget cuts across state, including higher ed
02:42 p.m., November 5, 2008 Updated 04:36 p.m. in print edition on A1
In the face of dropping tax revenues, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday directed state agencies to cut $60 million and warned that deeper reductions could be on the way.
At Teepee Junction, landmark and memories refreshed
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Teepee Junction - known as a place for Kansas University students to party - is being refurbished.
County commissioners to consider allowing Stony Point Hall reception center to have more events
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night will consider revising a conditional-use permit for a reception center near Baldwin City to allow it have more than two events per week.
Suspect in sexual assault of 12-year-old apprehended in barn
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Law enforcement officers have apprehended a 27-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old in Eudora.
Campbell wins State Board of Education race
Democrat beats Republican candidate Meissner by 10 percent
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Democrat Carolyn Campbell, considered a moderate, defeated Republican Robert Meissner in the State Board of Education District 4 race.
Dennis Moore wins re-election to sixth term over Nick Jordan
Economy, bailout key contentions throughout race
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A8
Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore won re-election in the 3rd Congressional District over Republican challenger Nick Jordan. With 581 of 603 precincts reporting early this morning, Moore led Jordan 56 percent to 40 percent.
Kids vote Obama in a landslide
November 5, 2008
Douglas County youth showed up in large numbers and had their say for who they’d like to be president. The majority of the 4,708 children and teens who participated in Kids Voting Douglas County voted for Barack Obama.
Mah leading in 53rd House district
November 5, 2008
Ann Mah appeared to have won her third term in the Kansas House of Representatives during Tuesday’s general election.
With votes still out, incumbent state Sen. Hensley appears to be leading
November 5, 2008
Incumbent state Sen. Anthony Hensley appeared to be winning re-election in the 19th District Tuesday.
Obama supporters take to Mass. Street to celebrate Democrat’s victory
November 5, 2008
Bells were ringing, flags were waving and car horns were honking in Downtown Lawrence after Barack Obama promised supporters that “change has come.”
Boyda loses U.S. House seat to Jenkins
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
In one of the few bright spots for Republicans on Tuesday night, Lynn Jenkins defeated U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, for the 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence.
Roberts revels in easy victory
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A8
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ image as a Kansas political fixture with a record of bringing home federal funds carried him to a comfortable victory Tuesday night over Democrat challenger Jim Slattery.
Text of Obama’s victory speech
12:01 a.m., November 5, 2008 Updated 12:04 a.m.
Here is the text of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s victory speech from Tuesday night in Grant Park in Chicago.
Johnson County voters OK sales tax for research triangle
November 5, 2008
Lawrence voters aren’t the only ones who approved a sales tax Tuesday.
Salt trucks out for a test drive
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
John Barnes and Chris Wika don’t know how many miles they’ll traverse, exactly how long it’ll take or just what mix of material they’ll load into the back of their city dump truck this winter.
Big 12 football notebook
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B9
Defense: Who needs it? Oklahoma avoided giving up 30 points in a fourth straight game for the first time in school history in its 62-28 victory over Nebraska. Then again, when you’re scoring at a league-leading 49.8 points-a-game clip, who’s counting?
NBA roundup
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
¢ Suns 114, Nets 86¢ Mavericks 98, Spurs 81¢ Celtics 103, Rockets 99
Ms. Wheelchair KS seeks contestants
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Program is seeking contestants for the fifth annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event, set for March 13-15 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.The program seeks women of achievement who are wheelchair mobile.
Chiefs’ 1-7 record defies turnover margin
Kansas City leads the league with 11 forced fumbles and is second with 18 total takeaways
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Based on the supposedly sacred takeaway/giveway margin that so many coaches swear by, Herm Edwards and his youthful Kansas City Chiefs should be barreling toward the postseason, trampling everyone in their path.
Parliament ousts Cabinet member claiming fake degree
November 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Iran’s parliament dismissed a Cabinet minister Tuesday over his fake degree from Oxford University, a vote seen as a humiliating blow to hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who faces elections next summer.
Taiwan, China make historic pact
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A14
China and Taiwan made economic history Tuesday with a bold agreement that allows planes and ships to travel directly across the Taiwan Strait - the place where many have feared they would fight their next battle.
Shoppers value some brands over others
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
To save money, many women (68 percent) are willing to switch brands of over-the-counter medications, and 67 percent are willing to switch brands of milk or eggs, according to a recent poll conducted by Shop-Smart, the shopping magazine published by Consumer Reports.
Area Football Roundup: Perry shuts out De Soto
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
The De Soto High football season ended with a 23-0 loss to Perry-Lecompton on Tuesday night.
Online store to launch
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
A group of social media entrepreneurs have publicly launched a new user-driven online store, CoolProducts.com, a division of Heart of America E-Commerce, 1617 St. Andrews Drive.
Keegan: Rookies struggle in debut
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Here’s guessing Barack Obama will get off to a better start than the newcomers to college basketball’s defending national champions did Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Then again, giving young players a chance to ease their way into college basketball is a big reason why Div. I teams schedule exhibition games against Div. II programs.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 5, 1908: “Dr. James Naismith at the university has started some freshman swimming classes. He has about 400 enrolled and three times a week they splash around in the Robinson tank. : There are nearly 100 Kansas counties represented by the students at KU and clubs are being formed for each county to hold meetings.
Canseco put on probation
44-year-old apologizes for drug offense
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jose Canseco went to a Tijuana pharmacy looking for something to boost his testosterone level - low after years of admitted steroid use - and got himself in trouble again.
Program to give gifts to rascals
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Haskell Indian Nations University is seeking community members to adopt its little rascals for the holiday season. There are 160 children participating this year. This is the fifth year of the Adopt-a-Haskell Rascal program, which collects gifts for the children. The gifts will be distributed at the Annual Christmas Program Dec. 6.
Gay candidate loses in board of ed contest
Campbell leading Meissner for 4th District seat
November 5, 2008
An openly gay candidate failed Tuesday night to unseat a conservative member of the State Board of Education. But control will remain with Democrats and moderate Republicans, probably sparing the state a battle over evolution.
Big Ten’s leading WR expected to play
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Minnesota receiver Eric Decker can add a sprained ankle to the growing list of ailments that haven’t been able to keep him off the field.
Moving on
The voters have spoken, and it’s time to move on.
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
The political campaigns of 2008 were among the most hotly contested and contentious races in recent memory. Candidates in local, state and national races stirred voters and sent them to the polls in record numbers. Americans felt more passionate about their candidates than in many years.
Seminar to cover markets abroad
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will welcome Regina Heise, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Kansas City, Mo., to speak at a breakfast seminar at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Alvamar Country Club.
Juicy fruit: Bumper crop of persimmons ripens in Lawrence
November 5, 2008
Standing under the broad canopy of a tree in front of Kansas University’s Strong Hall, one can not only get a late fall snack, but also a glimpse of what winter will bring. The tree, to the right of the main walkway into the building on Jayhawk Boulevard, is a persimmon tree. And for weeks now, it’s been dropping its golden fruit onto the lawn.
Meth found in boy’s trick-or-treat bag
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
When their children returned from Halloween trick-or-treating, a couple found suspected methamphetamine and $85 in cash among their 7-year-old son’s Snickers bars and Skittles.
KU, in a landslide
Kansans key rout of ‘Bods
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Kansas kids on Kansas University’s basketball team stole the show Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Sophomores Tyrel Reed of Burlington and Brady Morningstar of Lawrence combined for 31 points off 12-of-18 shooting while starting and playing 29 minutes apiece in the Jayhawks’ 98-79 exhibition victory over Washburn.
Army chief resigns amid scandal
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
The commander of Colombia’s army resigned abruptly Tuesday in a widening scandal over the killing of scores of civilians, allegedly spurred by promotion-seeking officers to inflate rebel body counts.
Exhibition a mixed bag for Washburn
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Coach Bob Chipman learned a couple of useful tidbits about his Washburn University men’s basketball team Tuesday night. One good. One not so good. First, the good news.
Interior secretary killed in plane crash
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A small plane crashed in a wealthy Mexico City neighborhood on Tuesday, killing the nation’s powerful interior secretary and at least seven others, and setting dozens of cars ablaze.
Happy memory
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: My Oct. 25 walk through Lawrence was a trip down memory lane. Homecoming brought me to the city and campus I last visited in the mid-1970s. The students resembled those of my KU days of 1967 and beyond, with improvements in hair styles and clothing.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
Kansas University officials released an enrollment report that predicted the number of students on campus would rise from the then- record figure of 16,482 to 21,000 or more by 1969.
Pantries to accept only archery-killed deer
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A North Dakota program that distributes venison to the needy will accept only deer killed with arrows, fearing that firearm-shot meat may contain lead fragments. “We’re calling out to bow hunters to spend a little more time in the tree stand,” said Ann Pollert, executive director of the North Dakota Community Action Partnership.
Frivolous purchases revealed for all
November 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Do you have a confession to make about a purchase you shouldn’t have made? Whether it’s the $600 treadmill you bought on a credit card, then used as a really expensive clothes hanger, or that collection of pricey handbags you just had to have, Spendster.org is the place to bare your frivolous soul.
Lions’ placekicker impressed coach at impromptu tryout
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Before the 2008 season began, nobody really saw the connection between Lawrence High senior Spencer Scott and LHS football. For starters, Scott was new to town, arriving in Lawrence from Hays before the start of his junior year.
Cutcliffe denies rumors of UT job
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Duke coach David Cutcliffe quashed any speculation about him returning to Tennessee to replace his good friend and former boss, Phillip Fulmer.
Florida corner arrested, kicked off team
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Florida cornerback Jacques Rickerson was kicked off the team Tuesday after he was arrested and accused of slapping his girlfriend, choking her and then covering her face with a pillow.
Reaching out
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
To the editor: Since January, I have sat at my desk at the United Way Human Service Center and witnessed the strength of my adopted community. If others saw what I see, I believe we would raise the bar of generosity in Douglas County.
No easy decisions in the Oval Office
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
After he had been president for two years, John F. Kennedy sat down in his Oval Office rocking chair one December day and answered questions on all three of the big TV networks for more than an hour. It was 1962, a time before every image and word from the White House was packaged by professional con men, and Kennedy was a president with the poise, depth and ease to comfortably handle a wide-ranging,
KU soccer players earn academic honors
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Ten Kansas University soccer players have been named to the Big 12 Conference All-Academic teams, nine of whom were named to the first team.
Iverson worth wait?
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Allen Iverson spoke at length about the ways he’s grown as a person and a player, saying he’s willing to make sacrifices to complete his career with a championship as a Detroit Piston. The former NBA MVP then set himself up Tuesday for an exchange that showed he’s mature enough to be the butt of the joke.
KU, Head Start group receive health grants
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University and the Lawrence-based Kansas Head Start Association recently were awarded health grants totaling about $220,000. The grants are from Hutchinson-based United Methodist Health Ministry Fund’s 2008 Innovative Funding program, which is designed to support practical and promising ideas for improving health.
Haskell women win
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
In its first home game of the season on Tuesday, the Haskell women’s basketball team defeated Graceland College, 84-71.
Country of Origin’ labeling rules go into effect shortly
November 5, 2008
You’ll soon be able to learn where you food came from.
US still needs newspapers
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A13
Maybe I should revise my estimate. Lately, many people have asked me about the fate of the American newspaper in an era when circulation, advertising and staff size are all sharply down. I’ve told them what editors have told me: The next 18 to 24 months may well see the first major U.S. city without a daily paper.
Voters take cameras into booths
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A11
In the digitized world of YouTube, Facebook and other Web sites, the voting booth no longer is the most private of places: People are documenting their votes like never before.
Manufacturers see orders plummet
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
Factory orders dropped by more than three times as much as analysts expected in September as the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to suffer from the economic downturn.
Cessna warns its workers of production, force cuts
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B14
Cessna Aircraft Co. plans to reduce its work force levels amid the global financial crisis, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer warned in an e-mail to employees Tuesday.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
At a tiny 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Kansas University placekicker Jacob Branstetter is not expected to be his team’s on-field enforcer. Apparently, however, no one has shared this fact with him.
Winfield bans smoking in all public places
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Winfield City Commission voted unanimously to outlaw smoking in all publicly accessible places in the city, but not before getting an earful from ban opponents. Downtown area business owners said at the commission meeting Monday night that they fear the ban will cut into their profits.
Petraeus, as Centcom chief, assesses war
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B13
Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief of the U.S. Central Command who is credited with turning the tide in Iraq, took a firsthand look at the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday. With U.S. deaths at an all-time high in Afghanistan and attacks against Westerners on the rise, Petraeus arrived from neighboring Pakistan on his first visit to the region since taking charge of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Local business owner named to state board
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B12
Kimberly Hoffman, occupational therapist and co-owner of Lawrence Therapy Services and Baldwin Therapy Services, was recently appointed as health policy and reimbursement chair to the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Board of Directors.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A12
The computer world hit some Mount Oread workers in their wallets. Some 350 Kansas University employees, from students to tenured faculty people, had not received their monthly paychecks and many others had received checks with miscalculated tax deductions and other items because of computer glitches.
Pelini attempts to tone down temper
Coach admits sideline behavior hinders image of program
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Bo Pelini knows he needs to cool it. The first-year Nebraska coach acknowledged his volatile sideline demeanor is casting a negative light on himself and the program.
Commentary: Rodriguez on the clock at Michigan
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Go Blue has become Woe Blue. Michigan is one defeat from the first eight-loss season in its 129-year football history. The fear among the faithful is that eight losses isn’t the absolute bottom.
Pump patrol
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.97 at several locations.
Cop shows: Not hip but popular
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B13
A generation after it was written, the Elvis Costello song “Watching the Detectives” still sums up America’s viewing habits. Police shows dominate the most popular programs.
Veritas falls to St. Marys
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Veritas football team’s season ended on Tuesday with a 36-11 loss to St. Marys Academy in the first round of the Kansas Christian Athletic Association playoffs.
Horoscopes
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B13
Possibilities surround this year, but the question will remain: Which ones will you choose? More than ever before, your choices could define your future. If you are single, you will meet many people, but make it OK if you don’t discover “the one” just yet.
Carroll: BCS ‘stinks’
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
Pete Carroll insists he doesn’t understand how the BCS system works. He understands enough to know he doesn’t like it one bit.
Style points vital for Oklahoma’s BCS goals
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has never been a fan of style points, but coming down the stretch that could be just what the No. 6 Sooners need to achieve their championship goals.
Freshman Thomas shakes nerves
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
Quintrell Thomas couldn’t help but be anxious about his first game in Allen Fieldhouse. “I was actually nervous all day,” he said, “because I thought I was going to come out and airball a layup or something like that.”
Arrogance killing ‘big media’
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A13
More than the economy has melted down. What remains of big media credibility has also liquefied and won’t recover anytime soon, if it ever does. Don’t take my word for it. The ombudsman for The Washington Post acknowledges that conservatives have a point when they claim an imbalance in coverage of Barack Obama and John McCain.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas University coach Bill Self was at the polls bright and early to cast his vote on Election Day. “I was in the voting lines at 6:25 (a.m.) thinking it was going to be crowded,” said Self, who voted at Free State High.
Fears rise of wider conflict in Congo
November 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Congo’s warring rivals traded accusations Tuesday that Angola, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are mobilizing forces to fight in Congo as the prime minister flew into this besieged city to assess weeks of fighting that has displaced a quarter million people.
Patterson adapts to change
Freshman receiver-turned-cornerback might be part of a trend
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two weeks ago, when Kansas University defensive coordinator Clint Bowen tracked down true freshman receiver Daymond Patterson and told him about this idea he had - namely, to move the 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster to cornerback in mid-season - Patterson wasn’t exactly expecting it.
Science in search of the top banana
November 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
It’s not easy to keep a banana yellow. To get it to market ripe but unblemished by brown sugar spots takes careful timing, a slight fiddling with nature’s rhythms and a delivery system that is increasingly computer-driven and technical.
Free State junior another weapon in loaded arsenal
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Before the 2008 football season began, most people knew that Free State High coach Bob Lisher returned a running back who had rushed for 1,000 yards in 2007. What many did not know was that Lisher nearly had two.
Tennessee coping with odd concept of nationwide head-coaching search
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
A nationwide search for head football coach? It’s almost a foreign concept at Tennessee. Now that coach Phillip Fulmer has announced he’s stepping down at the university’s request at the end of this season, it’s reality for Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton.
Captains of the comeback: Erasing deficits becoming normal at Texas Tech under Leach
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B9
The art of the comeback is not a new concept to the Texas Tech football program under coach Mike Leach. Last week’s 39-33 triumph at home over then-top ranked Texas made for spectacular theater. It was the most significant victory in Tech’s 83-year history.
Supreme Court wrestles with TV profanity case
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Supreme Court spent an hour on Tuesday talking about dirty words on television without once using any or making plain how it would decide whether the government could ban them.
Sales tax approved to fund infrastructure
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A10
It was a smooth ride. Voters on Tuesday handily approved a three-tenths of a percent sales tax primarily designed to improve city street maintenance.
People in the news
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B13
¢ Opus hasn’t marched off his mortal coil¢ Will.i.am to debut new video postelection¢ Doctors remove tumor from Haggard’s lung¢ Diddy votes: ‘It was a joyous moment’¢ Hundreds complain about BBC’s ‘Top Gear’
HorseThief Reservoir dam making progress
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lynn Schoonover, director for the Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau, had no idea how big the HorseThief Reservoir dam project is planned to be.She’s driven by its location before along Kansas Highway 156 in Hodgeman County.
Obama’s Kenyan relatives cheer win
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A14
Barack Obama’s Kenyan family erupted in cheers Wednesday, singing “we are going to the White House!” as Obama became the first African-American elected president.In the western village of Kogelo, where the Democratic candidate’s late father was born, police had tightened security to prevent hordes of media and onlookers.