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Do you plan on making a large purchase, such as a car or a house, in the near future?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
76%
Yes
 
17%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 592
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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.

All stories

County emergency making sure ‘Nobody is Left Behind’
New program aims to ensure no vulnerable residents abandoned in emergency
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Six months after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Kansas University professor Glen White visited the area for a research project.
Banner to be unveiled before Tuesday night’s KU-Gulf Coast game
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Many months after a trip to the White House - and several weeks after both a ring ceremony and unveiling of a temporary national-title banner - comes the final tribute to Kansas University’s 2008 NCAA championship basketball team.
Hinrich to have KU jersey retired March 1
November 17, 2008
Former Kansas University men’s basketball guard Kirk Hinrich will have his jersey number 10 hung in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse in a halftime ceremony at the KU-Missouri game on March 1.
As economy slips, some pets left at risk
November 17, 2008
As our economy causes people to cut costs, it’s a mixed bag for pet owners.
Retail center slated for U.S. Highway 59
November 17, 2008
The road isn’t done yet, but planning is underway for a new retail center along the new route of U.S. Highway 59.
Cordley Elementary one of district’s final projects
November 17, 2008
The Lawrence School District is making the final push to complete $1 million worth of summer construction projects.
KidCast: Jack Anderson
November 17, 2008
The record high for November 18 is 79 in 1952. The record low is 4 in 1959.
Winter sports season arrives for high schoolers
November 17, 2008
The winter sports season officially arrived on Monday when basketball, wrestling and swimming squads were allowed to practice.
Regents to consider increasing housing and dining fees at KU
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
When the Kansas Board of Regents meet this week, its members will consider a request that will affect Kansas University students living in on-campus housing.
More traffic enforcement set for Thanksgiving week
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Folks traveling in and out of Lawrence for the Thanksgiving holiday will see more black-and-whites and - officials hope - few interactions with flashing red lights.
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.
Annual half-marathon falls victim to economy
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A traditional Lawrence running event has fallen victim to the nation’s economic downturn. The Lawrence Half-Marathon and 5K run benefit held annually in April has been canceled, according to Steve Riley, who along with his wife, Marcia, have organized the event, previously the Raintree Run, for several years.
Planners seek ways to make county greener
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Local government leaders soon may be giving area residents help on living greener - whether they want it or not.
Teen hospitalized after being hit by car at Sixth Street and Monterey Way
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
A teenager was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being hit by a car in Lawrence.
Elijah Johnson officially signs with KU
Precocious prep star Johnson inks with KU
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Marcus Johnson used to let his 5-year-old son, Elijah, attend his Gary (Ind.) Wirt High School freshman basketball team practices. And, almost every day, coach/proud papa Marcus would let tiny Elijah take the court against the imposing ninth-graders who did not scare his child.
Meier, Sharp could miss MU-KU game
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Monday morning that injured starters Jake Sharp and Kerry Meier haven’t practiced this week, and he is unsure whether they’ll be available for the Jayhawks’ Nov. 29 game against Missouri at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium.
KU Hospital opens new cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit
01:49 p.m., November 17, 2008 Updated 09:58 a.m. in print edition on B7
Kansas University opened a new outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit Monday.
Hall Jr. retires
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Gary Hall Jr. went out early Sunday morning to catch a few waves. Time to get on with the rest of his life.
Kansas basketball notebook
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas basketball notebook
Citizens panel to audit use of sales tax funds
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence city commissioners are set to follow through on a campaign promise of allowing the public to audit how new sales tax dollars are spent.
Mangino offers no excuses
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino does not like talking about the past - or, for that matter, the future.
Uneasy opener
Jittery Markieff Morris keys victory
November 17, 2008
Markieff Morris had a severe case of opening-day jitters Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. “He had sweaty hands,” Kansas University junior point guard/team leader Sherron Collins said after watching the freshman power forward muscle his way to 15 rebounds in a 71-56 victory over UMKC.
Reduce Alzheimer’s risk with these lifestyle tips
November 17, 2008
Diet, stress, exercise and exposure to chemicals may impact your chances of getting Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, a new report by two environmental health advocacy organizations has found. The report - by Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Science and Environmental Health Network - is just in time for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this month. The key to reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s seems to be in leading a nutrition-conscious, active lifestyle. Here are some more tips:
Mobile mischief: Lawrence schools contend with widespread cell phone use
November 17, 2008
It’s an epic battle: Teens are almost constantly attached to their cell phones, and the schools they attend are trying to keep them off the line.
Armstrong meeting planned
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong plans to meet with Tour officials before deciding to compete in the 2009 race.
Replace an outlet, but keep it safe
Replace an outlet, but keep it safe
November 17, 2008
Replacing an old worn or broken outlet is as easy as turning a few screws, but it can be very dangerous if you do not shut the power to the outlet off first.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
The Kansas football team bounced back from its 27-23 loss to Oklahoma here and went to Kansas State to post a 38-29 victory. Only Missouri, in Lawrence, was left on the schedule, and the one-loss Jayhawks of Pepper Rodgers were clearly in line for a New Year’s-time Orange Bowl game.
Hunter scours jungles in name of botany
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Thomas Croat has stranded more cars in rivers than some people will drive in a lifetime. He also has accidentally set some vehicles on fire and rolled two - one down a Costa Rican hillside and another down a dam in Kansas. And it’s all been in the pursuit of plants.
Quake triggers tsunami fears
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
A powerful earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia today, killing at least one person, crumpling homes and briefly triggering a regionwide tsunami warning, officials said as they surveyed the damage.
Baker football to meet Morningside in playoffs
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
For the first time in 15 years, the Baker University football team has made the NAIA playoffs.
Assistance sought for holiday dinner
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
LINK will be serving a Thanksgiving meal at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., and needs volunteers to prepare, deliver and serve meals in two-hour shifts between 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thanksgiving is on Nov. 27. Call Deb at 393-5761 for more information.
This week on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
November 17, 2008
Debbie Butland, owner of Paisano’s Ristorante, prepares an Italian menu.
Truck ban hampers supply line in Afghanistan
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Container trucks and oil tankers bound for U.S and NATO troops in Afghanistan have suspended deliveries after militant attacks prompted Pakistan to block a major supply line, highlighting the vulnerability of the mountain passage.
Kansas racetracks hope to get gambling law changed
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas racetracks want slot machines, but say the Legislature must first change the gambling law so they get a bigger slice. With the state’s budget crisis, they’re hoping adversity will create opportunity.
Never too early to start the 2012 race
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
Barack Obama hadn’t even clinched the 2008 election when a prominent Republican pollster took soundings on his party’s 2012 prospects. Neil Newhouse’s survey produced a surprising result. Vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, often touted recently as the next GOP front-runner, finished third behind two 2008 also-rans, former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.
I’m telling you: Sell that top. $1,200 girl. Don’t be cheap.”
November 17, 2008
Bonnie Croisant rolled into my driveway around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was pouring down rain. “Do you have any face wash?” she asked me, calling from her phone while I gathered makeup bags, shoes and snacks for the long evening ahead at the Kansas Ballroom. She said, “I didn’t have time to shower, and I at least want to wash my face.”
Iraqi Cabinet approves timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Iraq’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact that sets a timetable for the nearly complete withdrawal of American forces within three years, but the agreement faces an uncertain outlook in Iraq’s parliament.
Economy tumbles into recession
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Japan fell into a recession in the third quarter for the first time since 2001, as the impact of the global slowdown took its toll on the world’s No. 2 economy.
Breakfast club: Best bets for morning meals
November 17, 2008
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day for everyone, or at least the old saying goes.
The Edge
November 17, 2008
¢ ‘Thom Filicia’ (book)¢ ‘Wii Music’ (game)¢ AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice’ (music)
Lawrence Public Schools Elementary Lunch Menu
November 17, 2008
James Bond finds cash ‘Solace’ of $70.4 million
November 17, 2008
James Bond’s quantum of the weekend box office: $70.4 million.
Make your own lace collar T-shirt
November 17, 2008
Supplies: One slightly stretchy, fitted T-shirt, one-half yard of lace fabric in the color of your choice, matching thread, narrow cutting board about the size of the T-shirt, sewing machine with zigzag option so you don’t need a hem.
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.
Stanford ends KU soccer season
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Stanford scored three goals in an eight-minute span and went on to a lopsided 5-0 victory over Kansas University in the second round of the NCAA Soccer Tournament on Sunday at Cagan Stadium.
A case against caps lock
November 17, 2008
So, the other day was International Caps Lock Day. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD.
Long rider treks 2,000 miles on horse across West
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
More than halfway through his 2,000-mile horseback journey across the West, Mark Ryan stopped at Zeb Bell’s ranch outside a tiny town in southern Idaho.
Library Top 10
November 17, 2008
Top 10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Nov. 3 to Nov. 10.
Survey: Many gadgets can’t be fixed
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
Gadget makers love to sell us on all the things their devices can do, whether it’s letting us chat with distant friends at any time or watch movies on our commute. But can anyone fix this stuff when it breaks?
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
After a long meeting with residents commenting on churches being built and expanded in residential areas, the City-County Planning Commission delayed for 90 days a decision on requiring use permitted upon review permits for such cases.
New State Board of Ed member relishes election’s historic gains
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
On election night, Carolyn Campbell said she was stunned. Not by her own election to the Kansas State Board of Education, but because of Barack Obama’s historic presidential victory. “I was more emotional about him than me,” said Campbell.
Even as winds calm, more Californians flee wildfires
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
More residents of Southern California were urged to leave their homes Sunday despite calming winds that allowed a major aerial attack on wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and blanketed the region in smoke.
Law professor fires back at song-swapping lawsuits
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A11
The music industry’s courtroom campaign against people who share songs online is coming under counterattack.
Party favors: Guest or host, here are tips about baby shower etiquette
November 17, 2008
Baby shower blunders: Who wants to make one of those? Having a baby is a special time for couples, and the expectation is that the shower will be just as special.
A slice of three’s three’s company
November 17, 2008
“Are you Erin?” “You must be Susie?” “No? Then who are you?” “If I had a penny for every time I was asked those questions, I’d be a rich woman,” says Jennifer Dubois, born the first of identical triplets at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott in May 1966.
Study: Vitamin pills don’t prevent cancer
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Vitamin C or E pills do not help prevent cancer in men, concludes the same big study that last week found these supplements ineffective for warding off heart disease.
Winterize your dog
November 17, 2008
Cold weather brings its own safety and health concerns for both people and dogs. As a responsible dog owner, it is important to pay attention to your dog’s well-being during the winter. The American Kennel Club offers the following advice to help prepare your pet for the long, cold winter.
Breakfast club: Best bets for morning meals
November 17, 2008
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day for everyone, or at least the old saying goes. But everyone’s morning is not the same.
Releford provides a spark
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Players don’t just walk into a basketball program like Kansas and become instant fan favorites. They have to earn that distinction. It takes some longer than others. It didn’t take Travis Releford long at all. It took him all of 13 minutes. That’s how long Releford was on the floor in KU’s season-opening, 71-56 victory Sunday night against a UMKC team that had a way of coming back to life.
Let’s tumble: Trampolines popular again after Summer Olympics showcase
November 17, 2008
The backyard trampoline has become part of the McReynolds family’s lifestyle.
Attention, shoppers: It’s a good time to buy
Prices hard to beat on homes, cars, stocks, experts say
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s a buyer’s market out there. Despite all the gloom and doom talk about the economy, now is a good time to buy just about anything, including cars, houses and even stocks, Lawrence business owners and financial advisers say.
Civility
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.
Saints breeze past Chiefs, 30-20
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
Like a slick and experienced salesman, Drew Brees knows how to close. Kansas City, desperate for a victory, scored in the fourth quarter to get within seven points and had the home crowd raising a ruckus. But Brees coolly took the NFL’s top-ranked offense on a 12-play drive that ate six minutes and 27 seconds off the clock and was capped by Garrett Hartley’s 35-yard field goal.
Djokovic wins Masters Cup
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Third-ranked Novak Djokovic won his first Masters Cup title with a 6-1, 7-5 victory Sunday over Nikolay Davydenko in the season-ending tournament.
Retirement vs college: Saving for both is important - and tricky
November 17, 2008
It’s tough to think about saving money for the future when today’s troubled economy makes it difficult just to get through the present.
Holiday Homes Tour stop full of Christmas cheer
November 17, 2008
This week’s “Home and Away” previews the upcoming Holiday Homes Tour with a visit to the festively decorated home of Dr. Marshall and Beth Kelley, of Lecompton.
UMKC guard, Collins familiar
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
There was a reason for all of the smiles and chatter that went on between Kansas University guard Sherron Collins and University of Missouri-Kansas City guard Reggie Hamilton on Sunday night.
Anime-niacs bond over films at Lawrence High School
November 17, 2008
When it comes to Japanese anime, people seem to either “get it” or forget it.
On the record
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no calls on Sunday.
Johnson grabs third straight title
Edwards wins race, while Sprint champ finishes 15th
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus never slowed down enough to consider what a record-tying third consecutive championship would mean to their legacy. Don’t count on them doing it now.
Curlin to be retired
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will be retired next year and may already have run his last race.
Syracuse fires coach
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Greg Robinson’s career as Syracuse coach started poorly and never got better. When he was fired with two games left in a fourth straight dismal season, even he figured it was coming.
Shuttle links with station, brings expansion supplies
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B12
Space shuttle Endeavour linked with the international space station on Sunday, kicking off a huge home makeover that will allow twice as many astronauts to live up there beginning next year.
Today’ show’s Ann Curry struggling up Kilimanjaro
November 17, 2008
Climbing Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro is no weekend hike, and the “Today” show’s Ann Curry was feeling it on Saturday. The NBC reporter was sent on assignment for the popular morning show’s “Ends of the Earth” feature, which begins today. The program’s four chief personalities will embark on lengthy road trips to illustrate environmental stories.
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.
Niche dating sites let you be yourself
November 17, 2008
Let’s say you’re a man with a mullet. And what you really want is a lady who wants a man with a mullet. What’s a fellow to do?
Former President Bush recounts career in accepting Dole Prize
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
Niche dating sites let you be yourself
November 17, 2008
Let’s say you’re a man with a mullet. And what you really want is a lady who wants a man with a mullet.
Paul McCartney hopes to release funky Beatles track
November 17, 2008
Paul McCartney says it’s time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release “Carnival of Light,” a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released.
Italy fighting organized crime near Naples
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
The paratroopers’ armored vehicles had barely taken up position in this fiefdom of the Casalesi crime clan when the mobsters decided to show who was boss.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 17, 2008
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 17, 1908: A doctor advised Kansas football coach Bert Kennedy to “give your men a complete rest for two or three days.” He said the 20-5 victory at Nebraska had been draining on the Jayhawks and that the rest would be good prior to a Nov. 21 battle at Iowa. KU was unbeaten in seven games and had hopes for 9-0 final record… .
W. Virginia town shrugs at poorest health ranking
November 17, 2008
As a portly woman plodded ahead of him on the sidewalk, the obese mayor of America’s fattest and unhealthiest city explained why health is not a big local issue. “It doesn’t come up,” said David Felinton, 5-foot-9 and 233 pounds, as he walked toward City Hall one recent morning. “We’ve got a lot of economic challenges here in Huntington. That’s usually the focus.”
Jayhawks frigid from long range
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B5
Sherron Collins hit Kansas University’s first three-pointer just 11 seconds into the game. The next 39 minutes, 49 seconds, the Jayhawks survived against UMKC without hitting another shot from behind the arc.
Tibetan exiles meet to discuss future
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Several hundred Tibetan exile leaders gathered today in northern India for a landmark meeting to discuss the direction of the movement that has struggled for decades to win autonomy from China.
Hoff changes coaches
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Swimmer Katie Hoff has changed coaches after a disappointing Olympics in which the six-time world champion failed to win a gold medal in a half dozen events.
Bazaar sets holiday shopping mood
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
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.
Obama officially resigns Senate seat
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
President-elect Barack Obama officially resigned from the Senate Sunday, removing himself from any official role in the lame-duck session of Congress that will convene this week. He also laid more groundwork for the start of his administration by deciding on additional members of his staff, including a White House counsel, and preparing to meet with another onetime political rival.
Sydor back to Stars
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Darryl Sydor returned to the Dallas Stars on Sunday in a trade of veteran defensemen that sent Philippe Boucher to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Park Service outraged by drilling plan
Oil, gas platforms could spoil views from national parks in Utah
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
The view of Delicate Arch natural bridge - an unspoiled landmark so iconic it’s on Utah’s license plates - could one day include a drilling platform under a proposal that environmentalists call a Bush administration “fire sale” for the oil and gas industry.
Showdown looms in Congress over possible automaker rescue
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hardline opponents of an auto industry bailout branded the industry a “dinosaur” whose “day of reckoning” is near, while Democrats pledged Sunday to do their best to get Detroit a slice of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue in this week’s lame-duck session of Congress.
Three’s company: Amid similarities, Dubois triplets forge unique identities
November 17, 2008
Even with the development of modern fertility drugs, the chances of having identical triplets (originating from a single egg) have been placed as high as one in every 2 million births. The Dubois’ births were even rarer. They were conceived naturally, went full-term and entered the world naturally with single-birth weights (unusual for multiples) within a span of 30 minutes. Jennifer weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Erin an ounce heavier and Susie 5 pounds, 5 ounces.
Stanford edges Sorenstam
November 17, 2008
Annika Sorenstam nearly holed her third shot on the par-5 18th, then lipped out an eight-foot birdie try to give Angela Stanford a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Time crunch poses fitness plight for state health professionals
November 17, 2008
Tick tock. Tick tock. If it seems like there’s never enough time in a 24-hour day to fit everything in, you’re not alone.
N.Y. pitcher’s contract sold
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
The New York Yankees have reached an agreement in principle to sell right-hander Darrell Rasner’s contract to a Japanese team.
Greater good
November 17, 2008
To the editor:The urgency that is needed from us, the American people, at this moment in time, it is of the essence.
Horoscopes
November 17, 2008
We’re entering the energy of the centaur as the planets careen toward the thrill-seeking sign of Sagittarius. First Mars bursts onto the scene, taking our desire for excitement along with him. Then on Friday, the sun follows suit and we are ready to align ourselves with the spirit of adventure. There are always risks that go along with embracing the unknown, though now the rewards overshadow them.
Let’s Tumble
Trampolines popular again after Summer Olympics showcase
November 17, 2008
The backyard trampoline has become part of the McReynolds family’s lifestyle. Kelly and Mike McReynolds purchased the trampoline about four years ago for their children, Matthew, 13; Megan, 11; and Morgan, 10.
Election poses test for Chavez family in home state
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B12
Barinas state is Chavez country. President Hugo Chavez was born here, his father has governed it for 10 years, and now his brother is seeking the governor’s job. But as Gov. Hugo de los Reyes Chavez steps down, accusations of inefficiency, corruption and cronyism on his watch have confronted the president’s older brother, Adan, with a tight race to keep the governorship in the family.
Grandma’s got style
November 17, 2008 in print edition on C22
Move over, Paris. Granny is ready for her close-up.
Badger to leave hospital
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2008 Updated 12:01 a.m. in print edition on B2
Wisconsin wide receiver Kyle Jefferson was scheduled to be released from the hospital Sunday, one day after he sustained a concussion in the Badgers’ 35-32 victory over Minnesota.
Singh wins by stroke
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
India’s Jeev Milkha Singh closed with a 2-under 69 Sunday to win the $5 million Singapore Open by one stroke ahead Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington.
Patience is not only a virtue, but a lifesaver, too
November 17, 2008
Today I’ve been a little bit tired and cranky. That’s got me thinking about patience and how I wish I had some. Children require patience, and since I live with a child, I could really use a bit right now.
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.
Not news?
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor:”A dirty brown haze sometimes more than a mile thick is darkening skies, changing weather patterns around the world and threatening health and food supplies, the U.N. reported Thursday.”
No. 19 Baylor stuns Stanford
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Big 12 women’s round up¢ No. 19 Baylor 81, No. 2 Stanford 65¢ No. 11 Texas A&M 56, Pittsburgh 50¢ No. 13 Texas 110, Saint Mary’s 76
Warm thanks
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor:My thanks to the Sixth Street Hy-Vee store for hosting a Veterans Day breakfast. My wife and I were treated to good food and a warm welcome. It was a very pleasant experience.
The Edge
November 17, 2008
¢ ‘Thom Filicia’ (book)¢ ‘Wii Music’ (game)¢ AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice’ (music)
A hand-up
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor:This is to the letter writer in the Nov. 12 Journal-World who states that she saw someone “masturbating at The Salvation Army.”
Duke survives Rhode Island, 82-79
November 17, 2008
Top 25 men’s round up• No. 8 Duke 82, Rhode Island 79• No. 6 Michigan State 100, Idaho 62• No. 9 Notre Dame 94, S.C. Upstate 58• No. 19 Florida 81, Bradley 58• No. 25 Wisconsin 68, Long Beach St. 61
Eagles, Bengals tie
November 17, 2008
NFL Roundup¢ Eagles 13, Bengals 13¢ Titans 24, Jaguars 14¢ Steelers 11, Chargers 10¢ Cardinals 26, Seahawks 20¢ Giants 30, Ravens 10¢ Panthers 31, Lions 22¢ Bucs 19, Vikings 13¢ Broncos 24, Falcons 20¢ Colts 33, Texans 27¢ Packers 37, Bears 3¢ Dolphins 17, Raiders 15¢ 49ers 35, Rams 16¢ Cowboys 14, Redskins 10
Appreciation
November 17, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor:I would like to express my thanks to the staff of Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, for the free breakfast they made available to area veterans in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Martin agitated after KSU win
November 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Big 12 men’s basketball round up• K-State 88, SE Missouri State 68• Nebraska 63, San Jose State 46• Texas A&M 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 47• Iowa State 79, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 61