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War's toll: invisible scars

The wounds of war are not always visible. Lawrence resident ...

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KU vs. Emporia State
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Polls
Who impressed you the most in the first half against Emporia State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
 
53%
Sherron Collins
 
28%
Marcus Morris
 
6%
Tyrel Reed
 
4%
Other
 
3%
Travis Releford
 
3%
Total 291
Who will lead the Jayhawks in scoring against Emporia State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
 
56%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
14%
Cole Aldrich
 
12%
Tyrel Reed
 
10%
Other
 
6%
Markieff Morris
 
1%
Marcus Morris
 
0%
Total 100
How long should property owners have to remove snow from their sidewalk?

Poll results

Response Percent
They shouldn’t be required to remove the snow
 
38%
Two days
 
25%
One day
 
22%
Three to six days
 
9%
One week
 
3%
Total 775
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Two-year-old Amadeus Marcus III Kaos  is pictured with his father, Chris Feaster, mother, Maggie Beedles, and 1-year-old sister, Gaea Althea Emma Ana Margherita VII Kaos, behind their home north of Lawrence. It is becoming more and more popular for couples to break from tradition when naming their children. Not the same name: Parents opting for unusual monikers for their kids
November 10, 2008
When choosing what to name their children, Maggie Beedles and husband Chris Feaster went by the books. They drew from family tradition, Greek mythology, classical music and Midwestern geography.
10:00 a.m.
Rusty Mather clears snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of Buffalo Bob's BBQ Smokehouse, amidst a winter storm on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.  City to remind residents about clearing snow from sidewalks
November 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
They say you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. But who knows whether either will get people to shovel snow from their sidewalks.
2:00 p.m.
Charley Henson, 91, left, the oldest Marine attending a birthday celebration Monday for the U.S. Marine Corps, is presented with the first piece of cake by Capt. Jose Nicolas. Looking on at center is retired Maj. Gen. David A. Richwine, who was the guest speaker at the 233rd birthday celebration at the Dole Institute of Politics. Henson, of Lawrence, served on the the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and later became a Marine recruiter. Marines celebrate birthday
November 10, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The U.S. Marine Corps can trace its belief in values such as courage, honor and commitment to the writers of the nation’s Constitution, according to a retired Marine major general.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford stretches before Tuesday night's game against Emporia State at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: KU runs away from Emporia State, wins 103-58
5:49 p.m., November 11, 2008 Updated 11:56 p.m.
Final: KU wins 103-58 Releford puts in a two off a steal, and Brennan Bechard gives KU 101 points with a three-pointer from the wing, much to the delight of the half-empty Fieldhouse. Juenemann caps the victory with a layup off the glass and one of the widest smiles you’ll ever see. He pumped his fist coming back down the court, obviously a moment he won’t forget. Keep checking back on KUsports.com for postgame audio, Spodcasters Postgame and more.

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Longhorns will challenge KU
November 11, 2008
Kansas University takes on the Texas Longhorns Saturday, and quarterback Colt McCoy will be in the Jayhawks’ sights.
Good neighbor” snow policy dissed by city commission
November 11, 2008
It seems city commissioners aren’t ready to take on a kinder, gentler approach when it comes to convincing people to remove snow from their sidewalks.
Slain KU student’s legacy lives
November 11, 2008
The parents of a slain KU law student have started a national campaign to serve others, while honoring her memory.
FINAL: KU runs away from Emporia State, wins 103-58
05:49 p.m., November 11, 2008 Updated 11:56 p.m.
Final: KU wins 103-58 Releford puts in a two off a steal, and Brennan Bechard gives KU 101 points with a three-pointer from the wing, much to the delight of the half-empty Fieldhouse. Juenemann caps the victory with a layup off the glass and one of the widest smiles you’ll ever see. He pumped his fist coming back down the court, obviously a moment he won’t forget. Keep checking back on KUsports.com for postgame audio, Spodcasters Postgame and more.
Man sentenced to life in prison for former Lawrence resident’s death
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
A Kansas City, Mo., man has received a life sentence for the 2007 murder of a former Lawrence resident.
Turnout sets a record for nation’s oldest Veterans Day parade
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Patriotic music filled the streets of downtown Leavenworth Tuesday morning as people gathered to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. veterans.
KU debaters win at Harvard
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas University debate team earned its first-ever first place in the annual Harvard University tournament.
Local groups offering help during the holidays
Programs also seeking food, gifts for needy families
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The national economic picture looks bleak, but people in Lawrence who can afford to are stepping forward to help those who have less.
Store owner embraced life, others
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A5
Giving. Hopeful. That’s how Amy Laughlin will be remembered by the Lawrence community.
Bishop Seabury to spend night outside as part of food drive
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B12
Students at Bishop Seabury Academy are preparing for a chilly night outside to raise awareness for their annual food drive. Thursday night, 17 members of the school’s Student Senate will wrap up in blankets and sleep outside in boxes to kick off the community service project.
Ohio Street reopens after completion of brick restoration project
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The bricks are back on Ohio Street, and they’re ready for traffic to roll.
Overbrook man injured in two-vehicle accident west of Baldwin City
03:26 p.m., November 11, 2008 Updated 04:16 p.m.
A 29-year-old Overbrook man was injured Tuesday morning after his car rear-ended another car on U.S. Highway 56 about 2 miles west of Baldwin City.
KU activists to celebrate Transgender Awareness Day
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s Queers & Allies will be celebrating Transgender Awareness Day on Wednesday with activist and educator Debra Davis.
Free State High senior suspended after altercation at school
November 11, 2008
A senior Free State High School student was suspended Monday after punching another student at the school, a Lawrence school district spokeswoman said.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with 13-year-old
November 11, 2008
Lawrence police arrested a 21-year-old Lawrence man Monday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.
Longtime former KU employee accused of stealing from university
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
A longtime Kansas University employee suspected of stealing more than $31,000 of equipment from various campus buildings faces multiple felony theft charges.
Expect heat, intense storms and more drought, say KU scientists in climate change report
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Higher temperatures, more intense storms and increased drought will plague Kansas this century because of rising carbon dioxide emissions, according to a study by Kansas University scientists that was released Tuesday.
Self doesn’t expect changes
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s four returning scholarship players and walk-on Conner Teahan started last Tuesday’s exhibition basketball game against Washburn. Whether Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Teahan open tonight’s 7 p.m. clash against Emporia State remains to be seen.
Freshmen can be unpredictable
Every day it’s a box of chocolates,” coach Self says about young team
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Good thing Bill Self has a sweet tooth … or he might not be able to handle coaching such a young Kansas University basketball team. “Every day it’s a box of chocolates,” Self said of not knowing what to expect from his first-year Jayhawks. In last week’s 98-79 exhibition rout of Washburn, freshman power forward Quintrell Thomas proved to be the richest of the assembled treats.
Bombs tear through Baghdad shopping district, killing 28
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
Three or more explosions Monday ripped through a busy shopping district in northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood, at killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 68. North of Baghdad in Baqouba, a 13-year-old girl walked to a checkpoint of Sunni Muslim paramilitary members and detonated explosives.
Physically whole but mentally torn: Veteran with post traumatic stress relearns coping skills
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
There are certain roads Ted Lawyer won’t drive on when he’s alone. They remind him of roads in Iraq.
Top 25 Roundup: Duke not pleased with 80-49 win
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Only at Duke could there be so much dissatisfaction with a 30-point victory. The eighth-ranked Blue Devils opened a season of high expectations Monday night with an 80-49 rout of Presbyterian in the 2K Sports Classic, but there weren’t many people from Duke who were content with it. Not Kyle Singler, who scored 12 of his 19 points during the decisive first half but uncharacteristically missed seven shots.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
More than 200 homes in Perry and Lecompton were without power for about two hours after an overnight storm, with lows of 32 degrees, hit the region and caused a malfunction in some power lines. Bryan Keith Bell, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the August stabbing death of his former employer, 43-year-old restaurant operator Frank Seurer Sr.
Veteran urges those with post traumatic stress disorder to get help immediately
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
When Ted Lawyer returned home to Lawrence after a year of duty in Iraq he didn’t realize the toll the war had taken on him.
Portis 50-50 for Sunday
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Running back Clinton Portis was unable to practice because of a sprained knee, and coach Jim Zorn said Portis was “50-50” for Sunday night’s game against Dallas.
Harvard considering spending reductions
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Harvard University is considering spending cuts because the economic slowdown may reduce federal grants and the school’s substantial endowment, President Drew Faust said Monday. Harvard’s endowment posted an 8.6 percent return and grew to $36.9 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Signal change
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I am a freshman at South Junior High School, and, as a soon-to-be driver, I have to stay I am very confused about the new traffic signals. Overall, I believe this change is a good idea. The only thing I really don’t like about the new traffic signals is there are going to be three different yellow signals.
2,000-year-old gold earring is found
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
A luxurious gold, pearl and emerald earring provides a new visual clue about the life of the elite in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. And its discovery was a true eureka moment for excavators. The piece was found beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. It dates to the Roman period just after the time of Jesus, said Doron Ben-Ami, who directed the dig.
Obamas confer with Bushes during visit to White House
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
All smiles and compliments, President-elect Obama and his wife, Michelle, called on President Bush and first lady Laura Bush Monday in a White House visit that was part political ritual, part practical introduction and a striking symbol of the historic transfer of power to come.
Holliday reportedly traded
Slugger appears to be Oakland bound
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Star outfielder Matt Holliday appears headed to the Oakland Athletics in a surprising move for a franchise known more for shedding stars than adding them. Two people familiar with the proposed deal said Monday the A’s and the Colorado Rockies have reached a tentative agreement.
Girls’ conference set for Thursday
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
School is out for elementary school students in Lawrence on Thursday and Friday, but Morning Star Church, 998 N. 1771 Road, has another option. Straight Up Beautiful, a program organized through the church to promote self-esteem among girls and teens, is hosting a Straight Up Beautiful Junior Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Friends dispute abuse suspicions in slaying
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of mourners packed a funeral Monday for a man allegedly shot to death by his 8-year-old son, while friends and neighbors disputed any suggestion the boy had been abused by his father. They painted a picture of Vincent Romero as a caring father who seemed to be doing all he could to raise a polite and respectful boy.
Benefit to aid brain cancer patient
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The owners of Vermont Street BBQ are having a benefit for a Lawrence Memorial Hospital nurse who is fighting brain cancer. Megan Boyd, a Lawrence resident who works in the surgery department at LMH, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor.
Spokesman says US offer not enough
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s government spokesman said Monday the proposed U.S. changes to a draft security agreement were “not enough” and asked Washington to offer new amendments if it wants the pact to win parliamentary approval. The comments by spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh were the first by the Iraqis since the U.S. submitted a response last week to an Iraqi request for changes in the draft agreement, which would keep U.S. troops here until 2012.
Nats get Olsen, Willingham
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The agent for starting pitcher Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham said Monday they were being traded from the Florida Marlins to the Washington Nationals. Agent Matt Sosnick said a news conference in the Washington area was being planned for today.
Ex-priest agrees to pay abuse victims $5M
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
A former priest accused in many of the child sex-abuse claims that bankrupted the eastern Washington Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $5 million to victims, who’ll likely never be paid.
Mariners begin search
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Mariners infielder Joey Cora, currently bench coach for the Chicago White Sox, is among seven candidates to be interviewed for Seattle’s manager job. New Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik started interviews Monday by speaking with Boston bench coach Brad Mills.
Obama plan calls for trials to replace Gitmo
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
President-elect Obama’s advisers are crafting plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and prosecute terrorism suspects in the U.S., a plan the Bush administration said Monday was easier said than done. Under the plan being crafted inside Obama’s camp, some detainees would be released and others would be charged in U.S. courts, where they would receive constitutional rights and open trials.
Wagle running for Senate president
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B8
Sen. Susan Wagle has made it official: She’s making a run to replace Senate President Steve Morris. Wagle, a conservative Republican from Wichita, announced Monday that she had mailed letters the night before to all Senate Republicans announcing her candidacy.
Blood pressure causes deaths of 8,000 blacks
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
The lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure down to the average level of whites, a surprising new study found. The gap between the races in controlling blood pressure is well-known, but the resulting number of lives lost startled some scientists.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 11, 1908: A Missouri Valley basketball league was formed in Kansas City yesterday at a meeting of the Missouri Valley Conference. Six schools are included, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Drake, Nebraska and Washington of St. Louis. F.H. Everhardt of Washington was elected president and Dr. Ray Clapp of Nebraska is secretary.
Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving dinner
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Volunteers are sought to help serve Thanksgiving meals at Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen. Volunteers would work at LINK, 221 W. 10th St., on Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 27. People also are needed to deliver meals to homes that day.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas coach Mark Mangino was quick to dispel questions Monday about whether 2004’s near-miss against then-No. 6 Texas - a 27-23 loss that ended on a controversial call - would provide an added advantage or motivation heading into this year’s matchup.
Longoria, Soto win ROY
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
van Longoria won the American League Rookie of the Year award Monday by unanimous vote, and Geovany Soto ran away with the NL honor. Following a season of breakthroughs for the AL champion Rays, Longoria became the first Tampa Bay player to win a national award from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Denver waives McDyess
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Nuggets waived Antonio McDyess on Monday one week after obtaining him from Detroit along with Chauncey Billups and Cheikh Samb for Allen Iverson. McDyess’ agent, Andy Miller, had said the chances of him playing for the Nuggets were “very low to zero.”
Federal bailout of AIG grows to more than $150 billion
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
When the government offered an emergency loan to insurer American International Group in September, eyebrows shot up at the $85 billion price tag. Now it looks like pocket change. The size of the AIG lifeline swelled to more than $150 billion on Monday, a record for a private company. But the head of the broader financial rescue package was cool to other companies reaching for a piece of the bailout pie.
Royals sign Duckworth
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Right-hander Brandon Duckworth signed a one-year contract with the Royals on Monday and was sent outright to Triple-A Omaha. Duckworth spent most of last season with Omaha, but went 3-3 with a 4.50 ERA in seven starts for Kansas City. The Royals said he would attend the team’s major league camp this spring training.
The cost
When we spend more on Halloween than we do on our elections, something is decidedly out of whack.
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
Early evidence is that the recent national election will be easily the most expensive in our history. We’re told that more than $2.4 billion was raised and spent on the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain. When all the other electioneering in the country, local, state and national, is taken into account, the final bill is due to run in excess of $5.8 billion. That’s billion!
NCAA bound
KU gets at-large bid, to play Denver on Friday
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks (12-7-2) on Monday received an at-large bid on the heels of last weekend’s victory over No. 8 Texas A&M and shootout loss to No. 18 Missouri at the Big 12 championships.
Gordon done for season
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Minnesota Vikings punt returner Charles Gordon has been lost for the season with a broken leg. Gordon, a former Kansas University standout, suffered the break while he was tackled at the end of a punt return Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Elderly fare well in open-heart surgery
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Eighty-year-olds with clogged arteries or leaky heart valves used to be sent home with a pat on the arm from their doctors and pills to try to ease their symptoms. Now more are getting open-heart surgery, with remarkable survival rates rivaling those of much younger people, new studies show.
Straight talk about STDs and prevention
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
In September we discussed issues related to contraception. A reader asked that we give equal attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases. They’re all pretty well known so I won’t belabor the sexual hygiene, except to bust a few myths I see frequently in conversations with teens.
People in the news
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin honor George Carlin¢ 4 more years for MSNBC’s Olbermann¢ Beyonce on offers for pics: ‘Ridiculous!’¢ Britney Spears’ son hospitalized in Miss.¢ Tim McGraw to host ‘SNL’ later this month¢ African musical legend Miriam Makeba dies
Mangino: Reesing’s struggles no concern
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
In just two years as Kansas University’s starting quarterback, Todd Reesing has moved to the top of a number of lists - passing yards and touchdowns in a KU career, to name a few. Unfortunately for the junior from Austin, Texas, this season he’s also found himself atop a far-less desirable list: Interceptions among Big 12 quarterbacks.
Death toll rises to 94 in school collapse
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
U.S., French and Haitian firefighters used sonar, cameras and dogs Monday in the search for victims at a collapsed Haitian school, but as the stench of death rose from the wreckage they no longer expected to find anyone else alive.
Obama inspires change from the bottom up
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B7
It’s been a long, a long time coming. “Because of what we did on this date, in this election, at this defining moment change has come to America,” President-elect Barack Obama said in his victory speech. As an African-American mother of three children, I’ve been sporadically crying ever since Election Night. When I tell my children they can work hard and aspire to any job in this country, that statement is finally, finally true.
Jenkins’ husband files for divorce
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
Just days after winning election to Congress, Lynn Jenkins is in a divorce proceeding with her husband, Scott Jenkins. Scott Jenkins filed for divorce on Friday, according to Shawnee County records. The two have been married 25 years and have two children.
New treatment desensitizes children’s allergies
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
One M&M, swallowed whole, and little Noelle’s skin turned as red as a Cortland apple. A month later, after eating soy ice cream, the 2-year-old turned colors again and started drooling, prompting her mother to inject a syringe full of epinephrine into the child’s leg. Karen Tylicki of Mukwonago, Wis., has no idea why her daughter’s body treats certain foods as if they were poison.
On the record
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old Lawrence woman reported $1,175 of criminal damage to her home in the 1600 block of Willow Cove. The incident happened between 1:33 a.m. and 1:47 a.m. Sunday. She reported damage to a double-pane glass door, drywall, a DVR recorder, a solid wood door, a wooden kitchen table and several other household items.
NBA Roundup
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Paul Pierce scored 22 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Celtics to a comeback victory over the Raptors. Kevin Garnett added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Ray Allen had 19 points for the Celtics (7-1). Boston scored 58 points in the second half after getting just 36 in the opening 24 minutes.
Law reunites with Jets
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
Ty Law is back with the New York Jets - just in time to play against the New England Patriots. The five-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Jets on Monday after sitting out the first 10 weeks of the season as a free agent.
Despite lawsuit, district pursues field financing
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence school board Monday night voted to enter into a loan agreement with global lender De Lage Landen to finance construction of new athletic fields at Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Lawrence Virtual School, formerly Centennial School. The loan, just over $8 million, will be paid over 10 years and supplements $3.8 million left over from a 2005 bond issue already committed to funding the projects.
Ageless wonder Warner leads Arizona
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kurt Warner’s ageless arm and an improbable goal-line stand at the finish saved the Arizona Cardinals from an ugly loss on a national stage. The Cardinals stopped Michael Robinson up the middle from the 2-yard line as the game ended Monday night to preserve a 29-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
GM shares hit 60-year low amid concerns
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Bad news kept piling up for General Motors on Monday as its shares plunged to their lowest point in 60 years and some industry analysts predicted the automaker would collapse without a government bailout. In addition, GM said it would cut 1,900 factory jobs on top of the 3,600 cuts announced on Friday.
New direction
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: An odd thing happened to me last week. On Nov. 5 I woke up believing in God and wanting to fly an American flag. A friend warned that I would be disappointed when things don’t go as well or as quickly as we would like. But please, I’m not that naive.
Palin blames Bush policies for GOP defeat
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A2
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, amid speculation she’ll run for president in four years, blamed Bush administration policies for the defeat last week of the GOP ticket and prayed she wouldn’t miss “an open door” for her next political opportunity.
Treatments for post traumatic stress disorder help victims reclaim ‘normal life’
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A1
Treatments for post traumatic stress disorder are continuously being updated and new methods are being studied, according to an expert on the subject.
Banks reap tax breaks atop bailout billions
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A6
Some of the nation’s biggest banks are in for a windfall - on top of the $700 billion government bailout - thanks to a new tax policy quietly issued by the Treasury Department. The notice gives big tax breaks to companies that acquire struggling banks hit hard by the mortgage crisis. In some cases, the tax breaks could exceed the cost of acquiring the banks, according to analyses by private tax experts.
Class’ question
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Irony in our newspaper: An editorial on page 6B of Saturday’s Journal-World contrasted the “revealing” responses of the winners and losers of the Nov. 4 election. That piece suggested that candidate Scott Morgan’s positive statement of good wishes to his opponent, Sen. Marci Francisco, demonstrated “class” while a derisive statement about Lynn Jenkins’ opponent, Rep. Nancy Boyda, revealed “less than class.”
Man in Hudson case to stay in prison
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
A parole review official on Monday refused to release the convicted felon questioned in the killings of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, after a witness reported seeing him with a gun similar to the one used in the slayings.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
The local United Fund drive was falling far, far below expectations with only $64,636 of the goal of $139,956 collected to date. Jack Landreth, drive chairman, said emergency measures would be needed to get the fund to its goal by the deadline at the end of the month.
Group finds, buries remains of veterans
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
In World War II, Samuel Mazur was a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber that flew over Europe. Three decades later, he died of cancer - with no family at his side - at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Vermont. His cremated remains were sent to a funeral home, where they were placed on a shelf and forgotten.
Senator asks sites not to sell inaugural tickets
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
The senator overseeing Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony said Monday she’s writing to Internet sites like eBay asking them not to sell scalped inauguration tickets. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., also said she’s crafting a bill that would make a federal crime of selling tickets to the historic event Jan. 20.
Musical thriller
Sweeney Todd’ slices its way onto Lawrence stage
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
Patty Lohr loves the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” She didn’t really like last year’s movie by the same name starring Johnny Depp. “I think that it’s helpful because I think it gets the show out there,” Lohr says. “But the movie was very gruesome. I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie because of that fact. In our version, there’s not a lot of gore at all - actually, there’s none.”
British novel tops Amazon
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
Philip Hensher’s “The Northern Clemency” is a British novel that as of Sunday had yet to attract any customer reviews on Amazon.com. But the online retailer’s staff reviewers have noticed well, making it Amazon’s book of the year.
NASA: Phoenix Mars mission has ended
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A8
NASA on Monday declared an end to the Phoenix mission, some five months after the spacecraft became the first to land in Mars’ arctic plains and taste water on another planet. Mission engineers have not heard from the Phoenix lander in over a week. It fell silent shortly after a raging dust storm blocked sunlight from reaching its solar panels.
Woodling: Familiar faces for KU
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B1
I’ve been asking around for months now and nobody can come up with an answer. Bill Self, as you know, has zero starters back from the NCAA championship team, and no one can remember the last time a Kansas University men’s basketball coach faced that situation. On the flip side, there’s KU’s women’s basketball program. Whereas Self has so many new faces it may be January before fans sort them all out, Bonnie Henrickson has just one.
Start planning for cold-weather comfort
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C1
The nip has hit the air. And that means it’s time to pull out the serious bedding: the flannel sheets, down comforters, wool blankets, etc. The Coin Laundry Association, a Downers Grove, Ill.-based trade association for some 2,500 self-service laundries across the country, offered these tips for caring for those winter linens.
Pump patrol
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.89 at several stations.
Horoscopes
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
Your fiery spirit emerges once more this year, allowing you to be a real go-getter. You will have the extra oomph to be first across the finish line. Creativity emerges, especially if you work with friends and other special people in your life. If you are single, romance will knock on your door. If you are attached, let your significant other play a bigger role. Be willing to do more juggling.
Cha$e’ just goes around in circles
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
A hybrid of reality competition and video games, “Cha$e” (9 p.m., Sci Fi) is one of those high-concept ideas so bad and so obvious you have to wonder why it hasn’t been tried before. A dozen or so players try to survive for an hour to win a $50,000 prize. As in a video game, they have various obstacles to overcome in order to obtain various tools and means of immunity.
Union owes $28.1 million
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
A federal jury on Monday ordered the NFL Players Association to pay $28.1 million to retired players after finding the union failed to properly market their images. The jury said the union owed the retirees $7.1 million in actual damages for failing to include them in lucrative marketing deals with Electronic Arts Inc., the maker of the popular “Madden NFL” video games, sporting card companies and other sponsorship agreements.
Stimulus plan fuels hopes for new investment
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C8
China’s $586 billion stimulus package is its “biggest contribution to the world,” Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday, as hopes rose that heavy spending on construction and other projects would help support global growth by fueling demand for imported machinery and raw materials.
Obama will be cautious with adversaries
November 11, 2008 in print edition on A7
One of the biggest questions about President-elect Barack Obama is whether - unlike President Bush - he will fulfill his campaign vow to meet without preconditions with anti-American strongmen such as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Raul Castro. I doubt it.
Phils, Braves in ‘09 opener
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B2
The World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies will play host to the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball’s 2009 opener on April 5.
RB Johnson rejoins Kansas City
November 11, 2008 in print edition on B4
After a four-week absence, running back Larry Johnson returned Monday to a Kansas City Chiefs team that has changed significantly while he was gone.For one thing, the offense and defense are both riddled with injuries. As many as six defensive starters could be out for this week’s game against New Orleans.
Store those keepsake newspapers safely
November 11, 2008 in print edition on C2
So, now you’ve got that piece of history - that copy of Wednesday’s newspaper, or that magazine or poster - and you want to preserve it, not only for yourself but for your children’s children. What do you do?Here’s the advice of Giselle Simon, director of conservation services at the Newberry Library in Chicago.