Archive for Monday, November 17, 2008

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Former President George H.W. Bush visits the Dole Institute of Politics Student Union Activities Project Runway competition
Do you plan on making a large purchase, such as a car or a house, in the near future?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 592

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford leads the charge up the court against UMKC during the second half Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: KU defeats UMKC, 71-56
6:37 p.m., November 16, 2008 Updated 11:43 p.m.
FINAL, KU wins 71-56. Releford shows a smooth move in the lane, taking a couple dribbles before gliding to the rim for a finger roll. He also picked up a steal on the previous UMKC possession. Aldrich gets on the floor to help KU corral an offensive board, and he gets rewarded a few seconds later, getting an entry pass and drop-stepping for a thunder dunk. Suddenly, KU’s lead is up to 71-52. UMKC hits two more meaningless baskets, and KU comes away with a 71-56 victory to open the year.
6:00 a.m.
Bazaar sets holiday shopping mood
November 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Barbara Clark sat quietly at the Lawrence Holiday Bazaar with a goal: finish crocheting the gray hat. “If I finish it, I’ll sell it,” she said. For nearly 15 years, she’s been purveying crafts like doilies, coasters and toilet paper holders at the annual festival. She said it’s not just a chance to profit on a hobby.
10:00 a.m.
Dole Institute of Politics director Bill Lacy, left, interviews former President George H. W. Bush on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at the Lied Center. Former President Bush received the Dole Leadership Prize. Former President Bush recounts career in accepting Dole Prize
November 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Former President George H.W. Bush said the phone call in 1980 came “out of the clear blue sky” and it was “the luckiest thing that ever happened to me.” He had recently lost the presidential Republican nomination to then California Gov. Ronald Reagan, but just before the Republican National Convention, Reagan called his former political rival to offer him a position on the GOP’s ticket.
2:00 p.m.
A few of the real housewives of Douglas County, from left: Tracey Kastens, Laura Dahnert, Lisa Patrick, Lana Grove and Susan Eagle. The real housewives of Douglas County
November 17, 2008
Lana Grove is pretty sure she’s never had a bonbon in her life. She doesn’t watch soap operas, and she can’t imagine finding time to sit through each plodding, dramatic episode. And she does have a job, thank you very much.

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High Schools kick off winter sports seasons
Boys, girls basketball as well as wrestling and boys swimming ease into Day 1
November 17, 2008
Monday marked the first day of the winter sports seasons at area high schools.
Burlington, Vt., is healthiest city, CDC says
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B12
What’s the healthiest city in America? It appears to be Burlington, Vt
NBA Roundup
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
A roundup of NBA action.
The Bushes and Obamas have set a tone of dignity and respect for the changeover, and let us hope this persists throughout.
November 17, 2008
It makes no difference whether you like or dislike George W. Bush or Barack Obama. You have to admire, however, the decent way they are communicating prior to the Jan. 20 inauguration of Obama and the last hurrah for Bush.
Financial overhaul added to Obama’s to-do list
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
Barack Obama isn’t president yet, but his must-do list just got longer.
Grandma’s got style
November 17, 2008 in print edition on C22
Move over, Paris. Granny is ready for her close-up.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas basketball notebook