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Car breaks gas line at 10th and Vermont streets
November 13, 2008
A driver struck and broke a natural gas line on Vermont Street at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday night. Lawrence Police Capt. Ray Urbanek said the automobile had been parked in the city parking lot on the southwest corner of 10th and Vermont streets before the accident.
Tonganoxie Guardsman welcomed home
November 13, 2008
A Tonganoxie man serving both his community and his country is back from the war in Iraq.
New Dunkin’ Donuts planned for 6th Street
November 13, 2008
Workers in downtown Lawrence may soon have a good excuse for bringing donuts to the office.
Citizen watchdog group on tap
November 13, 2008
There may soon be a new set of eyes closely watching Lawrence’s city hall.
Jobless benefits should be extended
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B11
Amid all the hustle and bustle to fix the economy, there’s one thing we can’t forget to address: the extension of unemployment insurance benefits and a broadening of the program to provide benefits to more people.
KU sets date for applying for National Cancer Institute designation
05:33 p.m., November 13, 2008 Updated 08:31 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University Cancer Center announced Thursday that it would apply for National Cancer Institute designation on Sept. 25, 2011.
National experts discuss how Obama will take on reshaped role of presidency
Group gathered for two-day event at Washburn University
November 13, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama will take the reins of power from a man who has redefined the presidency, experts on the role of the chief executive said Thursday.
A few tickets to former president’s talk available on Friday
November 13, 2008
There’s one last chance to try to score tickets to see President George H.W. Bush speak Sunday in Lawrence.
Sebelius to choose among three attorneys for judgeship
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B10
A judicial nominating commission has forwarded names to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of two Lawrence attorneys in private practice and a federal prosecutor from Eudora to replace District Judge Jack Murphy.
Budget office: School funding could face cuts
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Funding to Kansas public schools would face a cut under a proposal made by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget office, officials said Thursday.
KU alumnus visits as Gator Bowl rep
November 13, 2008
Rick Taylor’s return to his alma mater will be all business, even if the visit surrounds a game.
Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ blends theater, concert
November 13, 2008
A musical about a barber who embarks on a throat-slitting journey of revenge is not standard Broadway fare. A re-imagining of that show into an oratorio with light action where the actors are also the pit orchestra is perhaps even less so.
Testimony: DNA found at murder scene linked to two suspects
12:28 p.m., November 13, 2008 Updated 05:46 p.m. in print edition on A5
DNA found on items near a body that was discovered in October 2006 led to murder charges against two men, according testimony Thursday morning in Douglas County District Court.
Civil lawsuit against KU basketball’s Sherron Collins dropped
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The woman who accused Kansas University basketball player Sherron Collins of exposing himself and rubbing against her dropped a civil lawsuit against him, court documents filed Thursday morning said.
Jones pleads guilty in Delaware Street shooting case
11:12 a.m., November 13, 2008 Updated 03:21 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Lawrence teenager left court with tears in his eyes Thursday morning, after pleading guilty to felony second-degree murder for his role in a June 7 botched robbery that left two men dead.
Our town sports
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B8
Mat Award: Hunter Haralson, an eighth grader at South Junior High, earned an America Crown Award after winning at 105 pounds in wrestling tournaments in Atlanta, Kansas City and Loveland, Colo. He also won at a tourney in Colorado Springs.
Top 25 Basketball: New faces spark 82-58 UCLA rout in Classic
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B6
Pardon UCLA fans for double-checking their programs. It will take some time to get used to all the new faces on the court for the fourth-ranked Bruins. But if they follow through on the promise they showed in their debuts, UCLA could indeed reach its fourth consecutive Final Four.
Ugly fruits, veggies get EU thumbs-up
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
There’s hope again for homely hazelnuts, misshapen mushrooms and grotesque garlic. Not to mention those onions that are unsightly enough to bring tears to your eyes.
Red Sox hold line on prices
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
For the first time in more than a decade, the Boston Red Sox aren’t increasing their ticket prices at Fenway Park for the 2009 season. The team said Wednesday that it had raised prices in each of the last 14 years. Its average ticket price of $48.80 on opening day in 2008 was the highest in the majors.
Hansbrough likely out
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough is “extremely doubtful” for Saturday’s season opener for the top-ranked Tar Heels.
Iraq faces task of saving Babylon
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
It was one of the world’s first, greatest cities - a place where astronomers mapped the stars millennia ago and kings created an early code of law and planted what became known as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
DIYers go handmade for the holidays
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Since high school, Arielle Napier has occasionally made items like a bed-sized quilt or belts as Christmas presents for friends.
Not a problem
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Please, people of Lawrence, don’t let fear override compassion, at least not based upon misinformation. I do not believe that panhandling is a problem downtown.
NBA Roundup
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Paul Pierce hit a fallaway jumper with 0.5 seconds left, scoring 34 points in all as Boston overcame a 16-point, second-quarter deficit to beat Atlanta and send the Hawks to their first loss of the season.Kevin Garnett had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 10 assists for the Celtics.
Same-sex heart transplants are better
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A6
Turns out men and women really are different at heart: New research finds that heart transplant patients have better odds of survival and a lower risk of rejection if they get organs from donors of the same sex.
Cowboys QB Robinson returns home to face Buffs
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
It should be some party at Zac Robinson’s house in Colorado. His mother has been planning it practically since the day he chose to play for Oklahoma State. Robinson will play in his home state for the first time since high school on Saturday night, when No. 11 Oklahoma State (8-2, 4-2) faces Colorado (5-5, 2-4). And Zac’s mom, Myra, is turning her home into the unofficial welcome center for the parents of OSU players.
Leiter, Reynolds hired
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former major leaguers Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds were hired Wednesday as studio analysts for the MLB Network, which launches Jan. 1.
Britain calls for more sperm donors amid shortage
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C3
Britain is facing a sperm donor shortage after reversing confidentiality laws and limiting the number of women who can use sperm from one donor, fertility experts warned Wednesday.
On the record
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses: Fire calls¢ Alarm system sounded, 5:33 a.m. Wednesday, 1101 Miss.¢ Smoke detector, 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, 1815 Naismith Drive.¢ Smoke detector, 2:46 p.m. Tuesday, 601 Kasold Drive.
Failure could set off catastrophe
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B11
Advocates for the nation’s automakers are warning that the collapse of the Big Three - or even just General Motors - could set off a catastrophic chain reaction in the economy, eliminating up to 3 million jobs and depriving governments of more than $150 billion in tax revenue.
Chiefs sign lineman, linebacker
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas City signed a new defensive end and a new linebacker while taking stock of an increasingly injury-racked roster. DE Jason Babin was added and will probably see action Sunday against New Orleans. Added to the practice squad was linebacker Kyle Shotwell.
Missile test puts Israel within easy reach
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iran said it successfully test-fired a new generation of long range surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday - one that could easily strike Israel and as far away as southeastern Europe with greater precision than earlier models.
League lowers price for playoff tickets
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
The average ticket price for NFL playoff games this season will decrease by approximately 10 percent from last season. Citing economic challenges facing fans as the reason for the reduction, the NFL confirmed the lower prices Wednesday.
Study: Lots of Alaskan frozen gas recoverable
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
Government scientists believe Alaska’s North slope has huge deposits of frozen natural gas that current technology could extract, according to an Interior Department report. The study by scientists at Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey estimates that more than 85 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the form of gas hydrates - methane gas locked in water as an ice-like solid - eventually may be recoverable from Alaska’s North Slope.
Big East taps commissioner
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
John Marinatto was promoted to commissioner of the Big East Conference Wednesday. He replaces Mike Tranghese, who announced his retirement in June after 18 years on the job.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
T opportunity
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Now that Lawrence voters have shown how warmly they support the T, we have a golden opportunity to rethink and improve local public transit.
Wounded soldier, town benefit from Extreme Makeover show
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Army Spc. Patrick Tutwiler was shot in the neck in Baghdad. Then while he was recovering at home, an F-4 scale tornado hit Chapman, destroying his house and dozens of others. When his neighbors began rebuilding, Tutwiler, 24, was turned down for loans to finance a new home. He and his wife, four children and a nephew had to move into base housing at Fort Riley.
Garage sale tips
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Some ideas to help sellers.
Nets offer tickets, help finding jobs
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B4
Plenty of sports teams have given away bobblehead dolls, caps and seat cushions. But the New Jersey Nets are trying to do more for their fans in these hard economic times: Get them jobs.
Pass defense deficient
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
When a pass defense performs as poorly as has that of Kansas University in the nation’s best quarterback conference, a variation of the chicken-and-egg question can be difficult to answer.
Dolphins’ Williams flashes his old form
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
Ask Ricky Williams what’s new, and the list is longer than his latest touchdown run. These days he’s tackling the works of author Carlos Castaneda. He’s savoring Barack Obama’s victory. With plans to become an osteopath, he’s taking college classes in writing and math.
US aid worker fatally shot near tribal areas
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Gunmen shot and killed an American as he was traveling to work for a U.S.-funded aid program aimed at chipping away support for al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan’s lawless tribal regions. Stephen Vance was killed along with his Pakistani driver in an upscale neighborhood of Peshawar, a sprawling and increasingly lawless city on the eastern edge of northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Haskell women’s hoops trips, 66-60, to Ottawa
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kortney Smith scored 20 points off 7-of-20 shooting and dished five assists in Haskell’s 66-60 women’s basketball loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night. Maria Parker had 12 points and eight boards for Haskell, which fell to 2-2.
Court picks Navy over whales in sonar dispute
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that military training trumps protecting whales in a dispute over the Navy’s use of sonar in submarine-hunting exercises off the coast of southern California. Writing for the majority in the court’s first decision of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts said the most serious possible injury to environmental groups would be harm to an unknown number of the marine mammals the groups study.
Free State freight train
After 1-2 start, Firebirds rolling into second round
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
It was not long after a 34-27 road loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest in the third week of the season that the light stopped flickering and the bulb stayed bright for the Free State High football team. The Firebirds had just dropped their second game in three weeks and sat at 1-2 with a locker room full of question marks.
KU volleyball loses to OU in four sets
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University volleyball team fell in four sets to Oklahoma (25-13, 25-13, 22-25, 25-20), on Wednesday. KU sophomore Jenna Kaiser and senior Natalie Uhart produced double-digit kills in the losing effort.
At least 8 injured in 2nd school collapse
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A school partially collapsed in the Haitian capital on Wednesday, injuring at least eight students and sparking panic less than five days after a much larger school collapse killed more than 90 people. Portions of a concrete ceiling at Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince came crashing down, the second-story floor buckled and a wall partially collapsed while class was held at the small structure, tucked in a back alley.
1 step forward, 1 step back for gay marriage
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Same-sex couples exchanged vows Wednesday for the first time in Connecticut amid cheers and tears of joy, while gay activists planned protests across the country over the vote that took away their right to marry in California.
Horoscopes
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B10
You might have to deal with different concepts this year. If you are single, ask yourself what is important to you in a relationship. If you are attached, your significant other might want more say.
Maddon, Piniella honored
Rays, Cubs skippers named top managers
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
oe Maddon easily won the American League Manager of the Year award Wednesday after guiding the Tampa Bay Rays from baseball’s basement to the World Series. Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs took the NL honor.
Professor explains election to Germany
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
A Kansas University professor gave Germans a window into last week’s historic U.S. presidential election. “I would say the Germans are always keenly interested in American political development,” said Bill Keel, a professor and department chairman of Germanic languages.
Haskell men’s hoops falls, 103-78, to Ottawa
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B3
D.J. Fish scored 16 points, while Solomon Horse Chief and Dan Brown had 14 respectively in Haskell’s 103-78 men’s basketball loss to Ottawa on Wednesday night. Lenny Miles contributed 10 points and Ben Carry Water nine for Haskell (2-5). Phil McClintock led Ottawa with 31 points.
Experienced transition leaders named
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A12
President-elect Obama on Wednesday named a team heavy on experience in the Clinton administration to help guide transition efforts in the State, Defense and Treasury departments. In a statement, Obama revealed the agency review team leaders who will be responsible for reviewing budgets, personnel and policy in the three departments so the new administration can begin working as soon as he is sworn in on Jan. 20.
11-year-old boy is 31st ‘safe haven’ case
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
An 11-year-old Florida boy was abandoned at a Nebraska hospital Wednesday, just days before lawmakers meet to change the much-criticized “safe haven” law. The boy is the 31st child abandoned since the law took effect in July. It was intended to protect unwanted newborns from being abandoned but doesn’t set any age limit.
Stores see ‘seismic’ shift as consumers clamp down
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Americans have slammed their wallets shut since the financial meltdown, and the future is looking downright scary for stores across the country and the whole U.S. economy. On Wednesday, Best Buy Co. slashed its earnings forecast and said changes in consumer behavior have been nothing less than “seismic,” creating “the most difficult climate” the company had seen in its 42 years.
Allergists’ dander up about Obama dog
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A12
Not to put a damper on the Obama family’s canine quest, but allergists have a news flash: There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. Doctors who specialize in children’s allergies say kids who are truly allergic to dogs probably shouldn’t get one. So Malia and Sasha, how about a fish instead?
State mulls limiting labels for milk
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Department of Agriculture is studying a proposal to limit labels advertising milk and dairy products as coming from cows not injected with artificial growth hormones. Recombinant bovine growth hormone, rbGH or rBST, is injected into cows to boost their milk production, typically by 5 to 15 percent.
Culpepper to start at QB for Lions again
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Detroit Lions (0-9) are going to start Daunte Culpepper for the second straight week. Coach Rod Marinelli confirmed his plans Wednesday, saying Culpepper would be the No. 1 quarterback at the Carolina Panthers. Culpepper was 5-of-10 for 104 yards in his Detroit debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Paranoia on the rise, experts say
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
If you think they’re out to get you, you’re not alone. Paranoia, once assumed to afflict only schizophrenics, may be a lot more common than previously thought. According to British psychologist Daniel Freeman, nearly one in four Londoners regularly have paranoid thoughts. Freeman is a paranoia expert at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College and the author of a book on the subject.
Missouri’s Maclin not quite ready for NFL
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B5
Jeremy Maclin is not ready to leave Missouri for the NFL - yet. The All-American is concentrating on helping the 12th-ranked Tigers finish strong. “You dream of that as a little child, playing in the NFL,” Maclin said. “That’s everybody’s dream, that’s what you’re here working for. But you’ve just got to approach that situation when it comes.”
Bomber attacks US convoy; 6 killed
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
A suicide bomber rammed his car into a U.S. military convoy passing through a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan today, killing a coalition soldier and at least five civilians, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Departed return to ‘ER
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B10
“ER” (9 p.m., NBC) reminds us that November sweeps has begun in earnest. Fifteen years of hostage crises, shootouts, car, bus and plane accidents and errant helicopter blades can distract viewers from the fact that everyday hospital dramas can be most powerful when they are intensely intimate.
Cessna cuts 665 jobs in Kansas, Oregon
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
Cessna Aircraft Co. announced Wednesday it is cutting 665 jobs in Kansas and Oregon because of the global economic downturn. Spokesman Doug Oliver said 500 layoffs will be made at Cessna’s 12,000-employee Wichita plant, which builds the company’s larger jets.
A fresh angle: Lawrence home reflects modern aesthetic
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dede Dresser greets me at the door of her contemporary home. She begins our meeting by self-deprecatingly saying this of the home she has shared with her husband, Guy, for the past quarter-century: “We are trying to put lipstick on the pig. No, it’s not that bad.”
Ex-Jayhawk Gordon preparing for surgery
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B7
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Charles Gordon is in Charlotte, preparing for surgery on his broken left ankle. Coach Brad Childress said Wednesday it would take about five months before the defensive back and punt returner out of Kansas is back to full speed. Gordon suffered the gruesome injury on Sunday when a Packers defender rolled up on his ankle during a punt return.
Mellowing
: can we please grow up and stop being so nasty to each other?”
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Those “good old days” may not always have been as delicious and flawless as our faded memories are inclined to convince us. But there were parts of the past that had great merit, little pinpoints of time and existence we would do well to emulate now.
European minorities take action
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A12
An Obama effect is rippling across Europe. In France, a pro-Barack Obama grassroots group created months ago is morphing into a campaign for political diversity. In Britain, a black voter group says it is inundated with calls and attendance is soaring.
Preserving farmland is seen as worthy goal
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners reached a compromise Wednesday night on revisions to the Horizon 2020 long-range plan and preserving high-quality agricultural land. After a discussion when commissioners seemed unable to reach a consensus, they opted for a 3-0 vote that supported an earlier recommendation from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Lottery picks contractor to run state slot machines
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B12
The Kansas Lottery Commission awarded GTECH Corp. a contract Wednesday to run the central computer system that will control slot machines at state-owned casinos. GTECH, which also operates the Lottery’s online games and terminals, was involved in a computer blunder earlier this year in the Lottery’s Pick 3 game when the system reported the wrong winning numbers on June 29, June 30 and July 1.
Protection One CEO addresses meeting
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B11
Richard Ginsburg, president and CEO of Protection One Inc., Lawrence, addressed participants of the Securing New Ground Conference, on Wednesday in New York. Ginsburg’s presentation, “Monitored Security: Navigating Through a Slowing Economy,” can be seen at the “Investor Relations” section of protectionone.com.
Teach the facts
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: A true story. On Nov. 4, a grandfather took his 8-year-old granddaughter with him to the polls.
Kimono, obi sale fundraiser for Buddhist group
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Ling-Lung Chen has been spending a lot of time on the Internet lately, looking for kimonos to purchase.
A’s acquire Holliday
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Oakland Athletics completed their trade for outfielder Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, landing a big bat for the middle of their lineup. The Rockies received right-handed reliever Huston Street, lefty starter Greg Smith and promising outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the A’s.
Ruth monument moved
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Babe moved Wednesday. Workers removed and crated the Babe Ruth monument that was first installed at Yankee Stadium in April 1949. In center field through the 1973 season, the tribute was relocated to Monument Park behind the left-field fence when the ballpark reopened in 1976 following a 21â2-year renovation.
Changing course: Paulson says troubled assets won’t be bought
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Bush administration is embracing an old adage when it comes to its financial rescue plan: Try, try again. Urgently shifting course, the administration revamped its $700 billion bailout package by jettisoning the idea of purchasing banks’ distressed assets.
Marrow transplant may have cured AIDS
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A9
An American man who suffered from AIDS appears to have been cured of the disease 20 months after receiving a targeted bone marrow transplant normally used to fight leukemia, his doctors said Wednesday. While researchers - and the doctors themselves - caution that the case might be no more than a fluke, others say it may inspire a greater interest in gene therapy to fight the disease that claims 2 million lives each year.
Female CEO with KU ties to speak Friday
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University alumna named most powerful woman in the world by Fortune magazine will return Friday to her alma mater. Cynthia Carroll is the first female chief executive of Anglo American, one of the world’s largest independent mining companies.
Pump patrol
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.87 at several locations.
Boxing fundraiser slated for Saturday
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
Three Lawrence police officers will be throwing punches at fellow emergency responders Saturday night to raise money for charity. Officers Mike McAtee, Laurie Scott and Kirk Fultz will box in the fourth annual Guns ‘N Hoses Charity Boxing Event at 7 p.m. Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. They’ll take on firefighters and other public safety officers from the surrounding area.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Smithsonian plans to recreate Obama office
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A12
Curators at the Smithsonian Institution wasted no time snapping up souvenirs from President-elect Barack Obama’s historic campaign victory and revealed plans Wednesday to recreate one of the campaign’s Virginia field offices in a future exhibit.
Obamas discuss public school options for girls
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A12
President-elect Barack Obama’s family has discussed public school options for their two young daughters with District of Columbia officials, the mayor and schools chief said Wednesday. In a release, the D.C. public school system said Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty and Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee have talked about what their system could offer 7-year-old Sasha and 10-year-old Malia.
Cubs retain coaches
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Chicago Cubs are bringing back all their coaches for the 2009 season under manager Lou Piniella. Retained was pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who will be entering his eighth season with the Cubs.
Rays’ Upton has surgery
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tampa Bay center fielder B.J. Upton had surgery on his left shoulder this week, and the Rays expect him to be ready by opening day. Upton hit .273 with just nine home runs in 531 at-bats during the regular season.
Grambling names AD
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former NFL player J. Lin Dawson was hired Wednesday as athletic director for Grambling State. He takes over an athletic department that fields 18 varsity programs and competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
McConnell’s re-election significant
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A10
Which is how discerning conservatives felt while waiting to see if, in Election Day’s second-most important voting, Kentuckians would grant a fifth term to Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans. They did, making him Washington’s most important Republican and second-most consequential elected official. This apotheosis has happened even though he is handicapped by, as National Review rather cruelly says, “an owlish, tight-lipped public demeanor reminiscent of George Will.”
Tackling troubles frustrate KU
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B1
Analysts have been so preoccupied with the Kansas University football team’s woeful pass defense that they haven’t gotten around to tackling another pressing matter. Namely, the Jayhawks’ inability to tackle.
Many vegetable plants are all-around edible
November 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Ever thought about eating carrot tops or sweet potato leaves? Many vegetables have so-called “secondary” edible plant parts. As you finish the fall harvest, consider eating some of the leaves instead of composting them.
Oil near $56 as global markets stumble
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A2
Oil prices plunged below $56 a barrel Wednesday as awful numbers from retailers and a dismal outlook from automakers lent yet more evidence that the U.S. and the rest of the globe will slash its energy use.
DEI, Ganassi to merge
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Teresa Earnhardt and Chip Ganassi will combine their slumping race teams next season, an effort to stabilize their organizations in a tough economic time, The Associated Press has learned.
Federer wins at Masters
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer kept his hopes alive for a fifth Masters Cup title Wednesday by beating Radek Stepanek, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Chamber schedules ribbon-cutting events
November 13, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ribbon-cutting events:¢ 11:30 a.m. today at Snap Fitness, 1800 E. 23rd St., Suite C.¢ 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Windgate Apartments, 1701 W. Fourth St.¢ 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Simply Wireless, 4651 W. Sixth St.
Obama has a chance to restore US image abroad
November 13, 2008 in print edition on A11
Soon after the election, I moderated a panel of journalists from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America who discussed “How the World Sees the U.S. Presidential Elections” for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.What they said, along with the reaction from other foreign media and leaders, underlines the remarkable opportunities awaiting President-elect Barack Obama.