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KU vs. Baylor
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How are you cooking your Thanksgiving turkey?

Poll results

Response Percent
Roasted
 
45%
I’m letting someone else cook it
 
42%
Smoked
 
8%
Deep-fried
 
4%
Total 470
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Experts explain keeping pets safe in winter
November 26, 2008
Walking your pet in winter can be safe, as long as you follow a few simple guidelines.
Old-fashioned Christmas Parade set for Dec. 6
November 26, 2008
Lawrence prepares for a tradition to trot downtown on Dec. 6.
Students get Thanksgiving cooking lesson
November 26, 2008
Students at Raintree Montessori School have a heaping helping of holiday cheer.
Firebirds hope new line up yields results
November 26, 2008
Last basketball season came to an abrupt stop for the Free State boys. They hope to avoid another disappointment this year, with an almost entirely new line up.
Lawrence police seek two men in connection with Oread Neighborhood robbery
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are seeking information about two men wanted for robbing two Kansas University students, a police spokeswoman said. Detectives released a picture of the suspects late Wednesday.
Langston Hughes students hit the ground running — and running
Langston Hughes School students covering more territory with morning fitness program
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
If it’s sunny and 80 degrees, they run. If it’s windy and 20 degrees, they run.
Attorney general warns Kansans about increase in scams
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B11
The holiday season is here, and that means hunting season to scam artists.
Officers on the outlook for violations this holiday weekend
November 26, 2008
A silver Honda Civic zipped down Kansas Highway 10, traveling 10 mph faster than the posted 70 mph speed limit.
Tonganoxie mom gives son gift of a lifetime
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
In coming months, Melissa Ostermeyer will give something to her son, Jacob, for which he’ll be thankful many Novembers to come.
Lawrence man thankful to have his life back
Sudden onset of illness turns vacation into fight for life
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
It was supposed to be a quick weekend trip to California to attend his mother’s 80th birthday bash with family and old friends. But once 48-year-old Sam Hunsaker left Lawrence, the trip took an unexpected turn.
City’s holiday request: Don’t dump grease down the kitchen sink
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
When it’s time to do the dishes after that Thanksgiving feast, the city is asking for a favor.
Annual coat giveaway set for next week
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of winter coats, cleaned and in good condition, will be given away next week in the annual Scotch Share the Warmth program.
Extension of Arrowhead deal ‘close’
November 26, 2008
An extension of the two-year deal to play the Kansas-Missouri football game at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium is close, Kansas officials said Tuesday night.
People in the News
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
• Broadway going green• Updike wins special Bad Sex in Fiction Prize• Sentence of Fugees producer commuted• Most expensive new book arrives in NYC• New trustee named in Brown estate saga
KU, MU have old score to settle
November 26, 2008
Kansas and Missouri both dispute the outcome of the 1960 game, which KU won but later forfeited.
Man sentenced to life in prison for murder
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
A man who pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the April 2005 slaying of a rural Lecompton man was sentenced to life in prison during a hearing Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.
Obama: Economic rescue will trump deficit fight
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
The economy growing weaker, President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday that recovery efforts will trump deficit concerns when he takes office in January. Yet he pledged a “page-by-page, line-by-line” budget review to root out unneeded spending.
Firebirds, Jays have connections
November 26, 2008
The last time Junction City played for the big-class state title, in 1986 against Lawrence High, Free State coach Bob Lisher was an assistant at LHS and two of his former players are linked to the Firebirds.
$800B aimed at loosening credit
Total bailout commitments now approaching $7 trillion
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
Rolling out powerful new weapons against the financial meltdown, the Bush administration and the Federal Reserve pledged $800 billion Tuesday to blast through blockades on credit cards, auto loans, mortgages and other borrowing. Total bailout commitments neared a staggering $7 trillion.
Big 12 brings big mess back to BCS
November 26, 2008
And here it is, as if there was any doubt it would show, the chaos that every proponent of a playoff system hoped would arrive.
Turkey cooking methods vary; not all are safe
November 26, 2008
Q: To free up my oven for other dishes this Thanksgiving, I was wondering if I can cook my turkey in an electric roaster? If so, how long should I cook it and at what temperature?
Tweak your Thanksgiving
12:00 a.m., November 26, 2008 Updated 12:59 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday famous for combining family, football — and calories. Dietitians recommend a daily calorie intake of about 2,000 calories but on one Thursday in late November, many Americans disregard that rule.
A little moderation goes a long way during holiday
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday famous for combining family, football — and calories. Dietitians recommend a daily calorie intake of about 2,000 calories, but on one Thursday in late November, many Americans disregard that rule.
Collins shoulders blame for loss
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Sherron Collins wasn’t blaming anyone but himself after KU’s 89-81 overtime loss to Syracuse in the CBE Classic Championship.
Food drive benefits Salvation Army
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
U.S. Bank branches are collecting food donations for the Salvation Army through Dec. 17. Local branches are at 900 Mass., 1807 W. 23rd St., 1600 E. 23rd St., 3500 W. Sixth St. and 2701 Iowa.
Deer overwhelm Shawnee Mission Park
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B10
A suburban Kansas City park is grappling with a whitetail deer population that is so large that it could pose a threat to other wildlife, a fragile ecosystem and the health of around 2 million people who visit the park each year.
No. 8 A&M women outlast Arizona, 54-44
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
Danielle Gant hit a clutch turnaround jumper with 1:26 left and had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas A&M over Arizona, 54-44.
Greenlanders vote to expand autonomy
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Official results of a non-binding referendum show three out of every four voters approve a plan to give Greenland more autonomy from Denmark.
New Sixth Street turn lane approved
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
A proposed western Lawrence shopping center won another key approval from City Hall on Tuesday.
Seuss lawyers stop holiday Who-ville
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
There will be no Who-ville in Louisville this Christmas. The city of Louisville is scrapping plans to use the iconic Dr. Seuss village and characters as part of its annual Christmas display after receiving a cease and desist letter from Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
Eudora church fire ruled accidental
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
Fire investigators have ruled Monday’s fire that damaged a Eudora church was accidental.
Protesters shut international airport
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Thailand’s main international airport canceled all flights today as thousands of protesters swarmed the complex in efforts to bring down the government, stranding tourists and dealing a blow to the country’s already-fragile tourism industry.
Sorrentino’s Lightning Round
November 26, 2008
The line for Thursday’s Texas A&M at Texas football game may seem a little extreme on first glance. The Longhorns are favored by 35 points. Talk about a smack in the face of the Aggies, who have defeated the Longhorns the last two years.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 26, 1908: It was a major Thanksgiving Day as the Kansas football team defeated Missouri 10-4 in Kansas City and completed the season unbeaten, with a 9-0 record. Hundreds from here had gone to the game and felt greatly rewarded by the victory
Marital therapy office opens in Lawrence
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Hahn Marital Therapy, owned by Paul Hahn, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is now open in Lawrence and taking new clients. The therapy will specialize in assisting couples with relationship issues.
Official: Gates to stay at Pentagon
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Seeking experience in wartime, President-elect Barack Obama intends to re-enlist Defense Secretary Robert Gates as head of the Pentagon — if only temporarily — and has chosen a retired Marine general to be White House national security adviser, officials said Tuesday.
Junk fax scam brings guilty plea in Wichita
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
A Florida business analyst pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in a junk fax scheme that defrauded business owners across the nation of millions of dollars.
Tar Heels smack Ducks
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
A roundup of men’s Top 25 action.
Indian navy mistakenly sank Thai trawler
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
A maritime official says a ship sunk by the Indian navy last week near Somalia was a Thai fishing trawler, not a pirate boat as originally reported.
No luck for Longhorns vs. Irish
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B6
A roundup of Big 12 men’s action.
Fire-scarred areas face possible mudslides
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Southern Californians living near areas scarred by recent wildfires sandbagged around their homes and in some places were told to leave them Tuesday as a storm approaching from the Pacific brought a threat of floods and mudslides.
Obama White House to join Internet age
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
On Jan. 20, the United States of America will inaugurate not only its first African-American president but also its first cyber-president. Although much has been discussed about the substantive changes Barack Obama is likely to bring to the federal government when he assumes office, very little attention has been paid to what may be a far greater change: a president of the United States who is a child of the Internet age and who not only is at home in cyberspace but who has already used the Internet to superb advantage in his presidential campaign.
K-State graduate named Rhodes Scholar
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Kansas State University graduate from Franklin is one of 32 U.S. college students selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2009.
On the record
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical workers took two people who suffered minor injuries to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a Tuesday evening wreck near 23rd and Tennessee streets. Five vehicles were involved in the accident around 6 p.m., emergency dispatchers said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
Santa paid his traditional season-opening visit to the downtown as holiday shopping began with a surge. The state was set to look into why its computerized setup had fouled up so many paychecks, including many at Kansas University.
Internet scam costs elderly woman $170K
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B10
An Internet scam has cost a 65-year-old Salina woman $170,000.
185 KU staff members get pay raise
Increase given after salary review finds inequities
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Kansas University announced Tuesday that it would increase salaries for 185 employees.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
November 26, 2008
On the eve of Saturday’s Border Showdown at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, the second straight season the game will be played off-campus, much discussion has been centered on whether the schools will elect to keep the game in Kansas City, or return it to the respective teams’ home fields.
Three freshmen can play
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
In the end, Kansas University’s basketball team showed its youth, falling from ahead to lose to Syracuse, 89-81 in overtime, Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in the CBE Classic final.
Tonganoxie mayor apologizes for van work
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A5
Tuesday morning, Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal wrote an e-mail to the city council apologizing for having public works employees fix his van last week.
A foul setback
Free-throw woes doom Jayhawks
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
There’s something about Syracuse’s basketball team that turns Kansas University’s players into bricklayers from the free-throw line.
‘Bailout’ easily wins word of the year honors
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A1
Everyone seems to want one, but apparently a lot of Americans aren’t sure what exactly a “bailout” is.
Lawrence High looks to make it back to state basketball title game
November 26, 2008
The Lions begin preparations to bring a championship to Lawrence.
Teacher wants acid thrown on attackers
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A10
A 23-year-old teacher burned in an acid attack on 15 schoolgirls and instructors wants the Afghan government to throw acid on her attackers and then hang them.
Leftover recipes give Thanksgiving turkey a new twist
November 26, 2008 in print edition on C2
Leftover recipes give Thanksgiving turkey a new twist
Sebastien Grainger
November 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Best known for his contributions as singer and drummer for Canadian dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, whose decadently catchy anthems were captured on the breakthrough record “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine” in 2004, Sebastien Grainger is soon to be even better known to the world as a singer and songwriter of sophisticated distinction via his new solo works.
Kansas Hoops Notebook
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s Sherron Collins was the only Jayhawk on the all CBE Classic all-tournament team. Others: Paul Harris, Syracuse; Jon Brockman, Washington; Nick Calathes, Florida. Jonny Flynn of Syracuse was most valuable performer.
Retirement time has arrived. Now what?
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Recent retirees and people about to wrap up their careers often find themselves asking: Now what? Fortunately, there are many options for retirees looking for their next challenge, according to the editors of Consumer Reports Money Adviser. They can continue to work, move into a new career, volunteer — or even go back to school.
Thanksgiving in space: Not quite the same
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A6
The smoked turkey resembles sliced deli meat but stiffer, the candied yams are bland inside, the green beans taste like they’ve been microwaved to death and the corn bread stuffing has a broth-heavy, institutional flavor.
AIG restricts exec compensation
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A8
American International Group Inc. said Tuesday it is limiting how much it pays its top executives, including granting a $1 salary for this year and the same for 2009 to its Chief Executive Edward Liddy.
Offices, services close for Thanksgiving holiday
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A4
Thanksgiving holiday closings
Clean coal effort
New technology that would eliminate environmental concerns about coal-fired power plants would be a boon for the nation.
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
There’s no question that this nation needs to devote far more attention to the development of economical, alternative ways to generate electrical power.
Turkey talk
November 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
The first time Thanksgiving was celebrated nationally was in 1789, when President George Washington declared Thursday, Nov. 26, a holiday.
A dip America’s glad to see: Rate of new cancers goes down
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down — cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil.
Hot veggies on the table
November 26, 2008
Here are a few side-dish tips to help time-starved holiday cooks.
Congress expecting big sacrifices from automakers
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A7
A list of job cuts, shuttered factories, canceled bonuses and commitments to fuel-efficient cars won’t be enough next week when U.S. automakers get another shot to persuade Congress to give them $25 billion in loans.
Obama: Bank execs shouldn’t get bonuses
November 26, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama says he thinks bank executives should forgo their bonuses this year as an example of taking responsibility in tough times.
Will variety find a new audience?
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B8
Few entertainment traditions seem as dated, or as beloved, as the variety show. Prime time used to be studded with top-rated shows hosted by Jackie Gleason, Ed Sullivan and Red Skelton that offered viewers a parade of talents and non-talents from comedians to singers to novelty acts.
NCAA punishes Indiana
November 26, 2008
Fearing a postseason ban, Indiana University accepted an NCAA-ordered three years’ probation with relief Tuesday, eager to continue rebuilding its once-storied men’s basketball program.
God goes along even on a bumpy ride
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
I was crammed into a middle seat. The guy in front was practically in my lap and I had my arms drawn in tightly as I pecked furiously on the keyboard. God glanced over. “What are you working on?” He asked.
Mystery ‘Eleanor Rigby’ document goes to auction
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A10
Eleanor Rigby: fact or fiction?
Pump patrol
November 26, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.55 at several stations.
Syracuse scraps trademark D
November 26, 2008 in print edition on B4
In this life, three things are certain: death, taxes and Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim running the 2-3 zone.
The day after: Recipe twists give holiday turkey new taste
November 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
To the victor go the spoils; to the host go the leftovers. But etiquette expert Lizzie Post says those who dine away from home for the holiday can boost their odds of scoring a doggie bag by bringing a side dish to share and helping their host clean up.