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KU volleyball vs. Colorado 3-D Dreams
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President-Elect Barack Obama is getting his daughters a puppy. What type of dog should the Obama family get?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mutt
 
33%
Labrador
 
19%
Other
 
15%
Beagle
 
8%
Dachshund
 
6%
Terrier
 
6%
Collie
 
3%
Basset Hound
 
3%
Chihuahua
 
2%
Dalmatian
 
1%
Total 1173
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Eudora committee looks at sidewalk improvement
November 6, 2008
A group of Eudora citizens are working to make the streets of their town a safer place one step at a time.
Darcie Lippman named Teacher of the Month
November 6, 2008
West Junior High is the home of Teacher of the Month. Darcie Lippman teaches seventh, eighth and ninth graders with behavioral and emotional disorders.
Businesses urge city to get tough on downtown panhandlers
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Tougher times may bring tougher regulations for panhandling in downtown Lawrence.
Bank to offer Custom Highline building for sale
Automobile-sales lot closed nearly a year ago
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B9
The former home of Custom Highline is poised to be listed for sale, nearly a year after the auto-sales business closed under pressure from its lenders.
Superintendent: Lawsuit, weather put on-time completion of field project in jeopardy
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B10
A temporary restraining order mandating that construction of athletic fields at Lawrence High School stop doesn’t mean the school district will take a time-out on the project.
Sebelius says coal plants not on her agenda
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she doesn’t see much future in the proposal to build two 700-megawatt coal-burning power plants in southwest Kansas, and doesn’t want it tying up the 2009 legislative session.
Former NFL commissioner to speak at Dole Institute on Nov. 13
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B4
A former NFL commissioner will visit the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics next week.
Police interview woman in bee costume accused of graffiti
November 6, 2008
Kansas University police captured a bee suspected of spraying her “pollen” on a campus building.
Co-defendant in murder trial says woman beat 62-year-old with glass bottle
01:31 p.m., November 6, 2008 Updated 05:41 p.m. in print edition on A3
Jerod Buffalohead, a co-defendant in a second-degree murder trial, on Thursday morning said from the stand that he saw Shanna Friday striking a 62-year-old man with a glass bottle during a drunken argument.
Review: Jerusalem Symphony offers lush sounds at Lied Center
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
A well-filled house welcomed the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at the Lied Center Wednesday evening. With principal conductor Leon Botstein on the podium, this sizable orchestra (92 musicians) honored the Jewish Diaspora with works by American composers Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, and German-born (later Israeli) Erich Walter Sternberg.
Spikes gets a little help from a friend
Offensive tackle consults with former KU standout Collins
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Every week or so, a cell phone rings somewhere in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a grizzly bear of a man named Anthony Collins - or “Mama’s Gotta Eat”, as he was sometimes called - answers. On the other line is another well-proportioned individual, Kansas University offensive tackle Jeff Spikes, calling for his weekly performance evaluation.
NBA Roundup: Chalmers sets Heat record with 9 steals
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B4
Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, Mario Chalmers set a franchise record with nine steals, and Miami scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter.
Tax support
A tax increase may have been a little hard to swallow, but Lawrence voters saw the need.
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
Perhaps the biggest surprise in local election returns Tuesday night was the margin of victory for three sales tax questions put to voters by the Lawrence City Commission.
Our town sports
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
A listing of tournaments and camps in and around Lawrence.
Pump patrol
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.95 at several locations.
On the record
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 45-year-old Lincoln, Neb., man reported a Panasonic laptop computer and a leather CD case were stolen between Oct. 31 and Sunday in the 200 block of Earhart Circle. The estimated loss is $3,000.
Voters approve gay-marriage ban
Legal future of same-sex unions now in question
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.
Residents share reflections from historic night
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
When President-elect Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech Tuesday night, northwest Lawrence resident J.R. Demby tapped his chest and said “in my lifetime” while attending a watch party at Abe & Jake’s Landing. As a 51-year-old black man, he always hoped he would see a black person elected president of the United States but was not sure it would happen.
Analysts: Boyda’s tactics cost her 2nd District
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
Republicans put a target on Nancy Boyda moments after she beat incumbent Rep. Jim Ryun in 2006.
Officials looking for cause of plane crash
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
U.S. aviation officials joined their Mexican counterparts Wednesday in trying to determine what caused the crash of a government jet that killed two of the nation’s top anti-drug officials and touched off speculation of a possible criminal role.
US: Militants killed along with civilians
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military says American and Afghan forces killed several insurgents during an extended patrol in southern Afghanistan where villagers claim that some 40 civilians in a wedding party were killed.
Changing standards can affect existing credit
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B9
The election may be over, but having a new president won’t put an end to the recessionary issues affecting this economy. Just consider the recent Federal Reserve report that found lending is tight and is probably going to get tighter.
Commodities
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B9
As of Wednesday’s close on the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat for December delivery fell 35.25 cents to $5.3725; December corn lost 22.75 cents to $3.9025; December oats fell 7 cents to $2.38; and November soybeans slid 54.75 cents to $8.9475.
Obama team moves ahead on transition
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
A day after winning a historic victory that will make him the first black president in the nation’s history, Barack Obama remained largely out of public view Wednesday while his aides announced the first details of an ambitious plan for the transfer of power when he assumes office in January.
Russia to deploy missiles near Poland
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Russia will deploy short-range missiles near Poland to counter U.S. military plans in Eastern Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev warned Wednesday, setting a combative tone that clashed with global goodwill over Barack Obama’s election.
Panel swings to the left after vote
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The two newly elected members of the Douglas County Commission are downplaying the first Democratic majority of the three-member commission in 18 years. “I really don’t think that the county commission work is partisan work,” said Democrat Nancy Thellman, who will replace Republican Bob Johnson in the 2nd District seat in January.
Marine Corps plans birthday celebrations
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence area Marines and former Marines will gather on Monday to celebrate their corps’ 233rd birthday.
KU staging tony award-winning opera ‘street scene’
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
The drama of everyday life in 1920s New York City comes to the stage starting Friday at University Theatre.
Art, play to focus on violence awareness
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A5
GaDuGi SafeCenter is presenting two events at the Lawrence Arts Center on Friday and Saturday to promote awareness about sexual violence.
Tropical depression forms in Caribbean
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
A tropical depression has formed off Honduras’ Caribbean coast and is expected to become a tropical storm later today.
ABC’s Election Night coverage tops ratings
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
A record-setting 70 million-plus viewers watched election returns Tuesday night, which proved to be historic for cable TV and Web news consumption just as it was for Barack Obama.
Reports: Kim Jong Il attends concert
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Leader Kim Jong Il attended a classical music concert, North Korea’s state-run news agency said Thursday in its third report in less than a week on the public appearances of a leader believed to have suffered a stroke several months ago.
3-D dreams: Architect sees innovation, environmental concepts take form through projects
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dan Rockhill has been practicing what he preaches for 28 years now. The professor of architecture at Kansas University has more homes and buildings under his tool belt through his business Rockhill & Associates than he can count. Yet he also is in the trenches with his students at Studio 804, who are working on their 10th structure.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 6, 1908: “The gridiron championship of Kansas will be decided in tomorrow’s game here with Washburn.
Maddux adds to record
Dodgers pitcher wins 18th Gold Glove
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Age is no issue for Greg Maddux when it comes to fielding his position.
Homeless hypocrisy
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: So they’ve cleaned up that homeless site - again. Why, they almost had a real city down there! Now where are “they” supposed to live?
FCC expands access for wireless Internet
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B9
Federal regulators this week approved the largest ever expansion of wireless Internet access, unanimously backing a controversial plan to allow a new generation of devices to use the empty airwaves between television channels to go online.
Work on LHS fields halts after suit
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
The lawsuit filed late Monday by the Centennial Neighborhood Association against the city of Lawrence and the Lawrence school district includes a temporary restraining order, endorsed by Judge Michael Malone, barring further construction of Lawrence High School’s athletic fields.
Jogger seeks aid with rabid fox on arm
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
Authorities in Arizona say a jogger attacked by a rabid fox ran a mile with the animal’s jaws clamped on her arm and then drove herself to a hospital.
Davis leads Ball State past Northern Illinois
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
Ball State’s Nate Davis pulled everything together perfectly Wednesday night.
KU soccer wins Big 12 quarterfinal
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University Junior Shannon McCabe scored two goals and Monica Dolinsky tallied two assists as the Jayhawks soccer team upset the eighth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 4-2, Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Soccer Championship.
Himalayan nation crowns its 5th king
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has crowned its fifth king in an elaborate Buddhist ceremony.
Bombardier prepares to add jobs despite economy’s woes
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B10
Bombardier Aerospace said Wednesday that plans for its new Learjet 85 assembly line and the added Wichita jobs that come with it are still on track, despite the financial crisis.
Commentary: AFC powers aren’t who we thought
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
A few days before the season, at an ESPN writers’ roundtable, five of us were asked several burning NFL questions. All five of us had the same answer for only one of the 11 questions: Will preseason injuries to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning change the face of the AFC? We - the NFL “experts” - scoffed at the question.
Recession fears linger on Wall Street
Dow Jones industrials fall nearly 500 points
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B9
A case of postelection nerves sent Wall Street plunging Wednesday as investors looked past Barack Obama’s presidential election and returned to fears of a deep and protracted recession.
Stumbling GOP can take heart
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
Graciously conceding as vice president in 1980, Walter Mondale spoke of voters wielding “their staggering power.” This year’s energized electorate did that, thereby proving, among other things, that bad governance is good for turnout, a fact that should give pause to people who think high rates of voting are unambiguous indicators of civic health.
Author Crichton dies of cancer
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
Michael Crichton, the million-selling author who made scientific research terrifying and irresistible in such thrillers as “Jurassic Park,” “Timeline” and “The Andromeda Strain,” has died of cancer, his family said.
Democrats in Congress wary of overreaching
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A2
President-elect Barack Obama is facing a Congress with bulked-up Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate to put much of his agenda into law.
McCain, looking to future, starts mapping new role in Senate
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
Before resting from the grueling presidential race, John McCain began discussing with senior aides what role he will play in the Senate now that he has promised to work with the man who defeated him for president.
MTV offers the Cent of desperation
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
Everybody on reality TV wants to mentor. “50 Cent - The Money and the Power” (9 p.m., MTV) invites 14 aspiring entrepreneurs to learn life and business lessons from the rapper behind the 2005 release “Get Rich or Die Tryin.’” We have to hope there will be a greater chance of the former than the latter.
Fallen leaves trouble for lawns
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C1
Autumn winds have nearly defoliated the trees, leaving an abundance of leaves on the ground and many people wondering what to do with them all.
Practice pays off
Reed logged 29 minutes for Jayhawks
12:00 a.m., November 6, 2008 Updated 11:07 a.m. in print edition on B1
No Kansas University basketball player will ever complain about getting too many minutes in a single game. “It’s fun getting tired,” KU sophomore Tyrel Reed said with a smile. He scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds while logging a whopping 29 minutes in Tuesday’s 98-79 exhibition rout of Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse.
Obama must seek bipartisan middle
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A9
The celebration of Barack Obama’s victory was genuine and heartfelt, as it should have been. No one who has lived in this country and knows its history can be insensitive to the significance of his election.
A portrait of the new first lady
November 6, 2008 in print edition on C8
Despite a grueling campaign schedule that took her from one end of the country to the other, Michelle Obama managed to maintain an equally hectic schedule in Chicago that included soccer, ballet and birthday parties for her two young daughters.
Great expectations: Obama will have to deliver on promises
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Over and over, Barack Obama told voters if they stuck with him, “we will change this country and change the world.” They did, and now their expectations for him to deliver are firmly planted on his shoulders.
Horoscopes
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B8
You enter a dynamic year in which you learn to use events and your energy differently. Learning how to mobilize and use high stress will be key. If you are single, you will meet people with ease. In hindsight, you will be selling yourself short.
Keegan: NU game special for one
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B1
Turner Gill, Irving Fryar, Roger Craig, Tom Osborne. Such names make Nebraska football fans, which is to say all Nebraskans, think back to the glory days. For Kansas University special teams player Micah Brown, they mean more. They’re family friends. Micah’s father, Todd, played for Osborne and with Gill, Fryar and Craig.
Chiefs sign four players
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
Kansas City signed a running back, two cornerbacks and a defensive end in a flurry of personnel moves.
Interview played in slaying trial
November 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
Jurors on Wednesday viewed the video of an interview that second-degree murder suspect Shanna Friday had with police when she denied knowing an elderly man was struck with a glass bottle.
KU sweeps CU despite rare substitution snag
After using all their subs, Jayhawks rally for 30-28 victory in marathon second set
November 6, 2008 in print edition on B4
The dust pan and broom disappeared into the depths of a Horejsi Center closet for awhile, but Wednesday evening marked the return of both for Kansas University’s volleyball team.The Jayhawks finally had themselves a good, clean sweep.