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12:00 a.m.
Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Williams lets out a roar in front of Kansas players Kerry Meier (10), Adrian Mayes (66) and Ryan Cantrell (50) after the Red Raiders recovered a Todd Reesing fumble during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Memorial Stadium. Right is Texas Tech defensive tackle Richard Jones. Now that was ugly
October 26, 2008 in print edition on 1C
It is not an easy thing to put a positive spin on a 42-point college football loss. It is even more difficult, one would imagine, to do this if the loss occurred at home - during a weekend in which a university’s alumni are in town to celebrate said university’s history and tradition. So Saturday, after his team had endured a 63-21 drubbing at the hands of visiting Texas Tech on homecoming weekend, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino didn’t try.
6:00 a.m.
Carol Gilmore, a registered dietitian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, watches her sodium intake and urges others to do the same. Most people consume more than the recommended one teaspoon of salt per day. Doctors wish Americans would shake salt habit
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Health professionals advise all Americans to watch their intake of calories, fats, carbohydrates and sodium. Often, it’s the last one that’s hardest to do. Why? First, it’s in about everything we eat, especially convenience foods for today’s fast-paced lifestyles. According to the American Heart Association, 75 percent of our sodium comes from processed foods such as soups, canned foods and prepared mixes. Second, it tastes good.
10:00 a.m.
Prairie Park School counselor Ed Barnhart reads to Angelyn Gargano's kindergarten class on Thursday. Barnhart recently returned to his position after being absent since February while he recovered from a near-fatal bout of influenza A. Survivor stresses importance of flu shots
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka gave Ed Barnhart less than a 10 percent chance to live, pus had wrapped around his lungs and leached the air out of them, suffocating him from within. His temperature hit 106; his heart was beating dangerously fast. He’d contracted staph, strep throat and pneumonia. Barnhart, 57, was battling for his life against influenza A. He somehow pulled through, and recently he returned to work as a counselor at Prairie Park School.
2:00 p.m.
Greenpeace members support wind energy as an alternative to coal. The group says the Lawrence Energy Center is the 12th most polluting coal-fired power plant in the country. Greenpeace fires away at coal
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Dozens of Kansans gathered Sunday afternoon in front of the Lawrence Energy Center, run by Westar Energy, to bring attention to the dangers of coal. “Coal is one of the major emitters of greenhouse pollution,” said Suzanne Graham, the global warming field organizer for Greenpeace. “If we don’t get rid of coal or at least phase it out and move toward a renewable energy economy, we’re not going to stop global warming.”
6:00 p.m.
Bill Peak, of Tonganoxie, and his wife, Kathy, have visited presidential estates around the country, and have dedicated a room in their home to political memorabilia. Political memorabilia: That’s the ticket
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When Bill and Kathy Peak were married 14 years ago, they, as any couple, planned out their honeymoon. The Bahamas? Nah. Europe? No way. Try the former homes of dead presidents. In their 14 years together, the Peaks have planned vacations geared toward visiting such destinations. Of 38 deceased presidents, the Peaks have visited the homes of 31 of them, including their gravesites.
10:00 p.m.
Emergency responders inspect the scene of a two-car accident that killed two people Saturday on K-10 west of the highway's intersection with Wakarusa Drive. Law enforcement patrols to increase on K-10 after spate of accidents
4:04 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 7:28 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Law enforcement will be increasing patrols on Kansas Highway 10 after four people died during a five-day period in three separate accidents on the Douglas County portions of the highway.

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Free State begins post-season soccer
October 27, 2008
Postseason play begins Tuesday afternoon for the Free State soccer team. The Firebirds will draw the Topeka High Trojans in the first round of the sub-state tournament.
Pumpkins to get launched Tuesday at KU
October 27, 2008
Fall is certainly in the air, and that’ll literally be the case tomorrow at KU. High schools from around northeast Kansas will be on campus for a pumpkin launching contest.
Monday, October 27 weather at 10 p.m.
October 27, 2008
The forecast for Tuesday, October 28 calls for a high of 58 with a low around 23.
School board selects Illinois firm to search for Superintendent Weseman’s replacement
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence school board voted Monday to select Glenview, Ill.-based Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, Ltd., to lead the search for Superintendent Randy Weseman’s replacement.
Big 12 basketball players predict the conference champion
October 27, 2008
At the 2008 Big 12 Media Day in Oklahoma City, players from around the conference weighed in on which teams they liked, other than their own, to win the Big 12.
Kansas banking expert to discuss housing crisis
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
September home purchases may have been up by more than 5 percent from August, but the see-sawing stock market, coupled with a dim outlook on the housing market, is making home-buyers jittery.
County OKs contract for aerial photographs to track changes to buildings
October 27, 2008
Douglas County commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday to contract with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry International to provide three-dimensional aerial photography of buildings in the county.
KU researchers receive $2 million grant to help people stop smoking
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Researchers at Kansas University Medical Center have secured a $2 million grant to study new ways to help people quit smoking.
Advance voting popular in Douglas County
04:59 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 10:08 p.m. in print edition on A5
Voter registration in Douglas County is shaping up to be a record, said County Clerk Jamie Shew, but final numbers won’t be known until Wednesday.
Suitors pursuing Shawnee-based Penny’s Concrete
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B9
The owners of Penny’s Concrete Inc., a company that produces concrete, sand and other construction materials in Lawrence and much of the region, are fielding inquires from others interested in buying the operation.
Law enforcement patrols to increase on K-10 after spate of accidents
04:04 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 07:28 p.m. in print edition on A1
Law enforcement will be increasing patrols on Kansas Highway 10 after four people died during a five-day period in three separate accidents on the Douglas County portions of the highway.
Two deaths near Kansas River were likely drug overdoses, police say
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Preliminary findings indicate that two men who were found dead in a tent Friday in east Lawrence died of drug overdoses, police said Monday.
Jefferson County commissioners postpone action on Wakarusa Fest move
01:50 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 04:36 p.m. in print edition on A3
Plans to move the Wakarusa Music Festival from Clinton Lake to a rural Jefferson County ranch are still up in the air.
Animal causes overnight K10 accident; only minor injuries reported
October 27, 2008
A one car rollover accident around 12:30 a.m. on Kansas Highway 10 injured a 19-year-old Lawrence man, authorities said.
IMF pledges support for Ukraine, Hungary
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Seeking to combat a spreading global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund said Sunday it had reached a tentative agreement to provide Ukraine with $16.5 billion in loans and announced that emergency assistance for Hungary had cleared a key hurdle.
US considering implications of nuclear decline
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
The mighty U.S. arsenal of nuclear weapons, midwived by World War II and nurtured by the Cold War, is declining in power and purpose while the military’s competence in handling the world’s most dangerous arms has eroded. At the same time, international efforts to contain the spread of such weapons look ineffective.
A family art: Mother-daughter tae kwon do team shares medals, love
October 27, 2008
When 13 year-old Sarah Jacobson competed in the American Tae Kwon Do Association’s World Championship, her mother was not at her side to cheer her on. She was about 40 yards away competing for her own World Championship title.
Provisional ballots play important election role
System preserves voters’ rights if addresses wrong
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
It would be hard for someone not to notice the enthusiasm in Douglas County leading up to the Nov. 4 election. The county already has 81,000 registered voters, a record, and county clerk staffers are counting the final registration forms that came in the mail last week.
Eight (not so deadly) health sins
October 27, 2008
Is a trip to the drive-thru or forgetting to floss really so awful? Or is not getting more than five hours of sleep a night really so detrimental to your health? Woman’s Day finds out which bad habits need to be fixed ASAP and which you can relax about.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
The city-county planning commission voted to consider making the city’s comprehensive development plan flexible enough to accommodate either of the two downtown proposals the City Commission was to consider Nov. 8.
Horoscopes
October 27, 2008
Pioneer Ridge seeking holiday help
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community is looking for volunteers to help decorate its tree for Christmas. A volunteer to dress up as Santa is also needed. Pioneer Ridge will provide the suit.
Architect discusses depot’s history, future
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
Warren Corman, the Kansas University architect who has worked on roughly 700 projects throughout his career, returned to one of his early buildings Sunday in the midst of a community effort to help restore the site.”It’s worth saving,” Corman said of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Depot in east Lawrence.
Greensburg to break ground on new hospital, school
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
The recovery of Greensburg continues this week as Kiowa County Memorial Hospital and the Greensburg school district break ground on new projects.
Hudson offers $100K reward for nephew
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Jennifer Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her missing nephew, as investigators looked for forensic evidence near the home where her mother and brother were found shot to death.
Penn State surges in BCS standings
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Penn State surged in the Bowl Championship Series standings after its big win at Ohio State, closing the gap on first-place Texas and second-place Alabama on Sunday.
Saying grace deepens mealtime experience
October 27, 2008
Andrea Wade, 11, prefers to sing the Johnny Appleseed grace when it’s her turn to pick a prayer to sing at Girl Scout camp.
Survivor stresses importance of flu shots
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
When doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka gave Ed Barnhart less than a 10 percent chance to live, pus had wrapped around his lungs and leached the air out of them, suffocating him from within. His temperature hit 106; his heart was beating dangerously fast. He’d contracted staph, strep throat and pneumonia. Barnhart, 57, was battling for his life against influenza A. He somehow pulled through, and recently he returned to work as a counselor at Prairie Park School.
Take the ‘pane’ out of window treatments
October 27, 2008
This week on “Home and Away,” the topic is “Windows, What a Pane!” Host Lori Carson gathers expert advice on window treatment solutions and ideas, including the latest trends and styles in window coverings.
Ancient decorating wisdom
October 27, 2008
Vastu Shastra, an ancient Indian architectural and design philosophy, teaches that properly orienting a building, its doors and windows, its rooms and furnishings - in relation to the compass, the sun, and cosmic, religious and natural forces - can encourage the flow of positive energies and good fortune. Here are tips for incorporating some of the practices into your own home.
Drug treatment for AIDS virus should start sooner, study finds
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A12
People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
The disappearing hyphen: Fewer women hold on to surname after marriage
October 27, 2008
Before saying “I do,” some brides are saying “I won’t” to their fiances, opting out of giving up what many consider their identity by taking their husband-to-be’s last name. Other couples, as in any good marriage, opt for a compromise. The brides agree “to have and to hold” - and to hyphenate their maiden name with their future spouse’s last name.
Surviving office politics
October 27, 2008
Wonder where to draw the line when talking about politics at the office? Here are some tips from Debra Fine, author of “The Fine Art of the Big Talk.”
Greenpeace fires away at coal
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Dozens of Kansans gathered Sunday afternoon in front of the Lawrence Energy Center, run by Westar Energy, to bring attention to the dangers of coal. “Coal is one of the major emitters of greenhouse pollution,” said Suzanne Graham, the global warming field organizer for Greenpeace. “If we don’t get rid of coal or at least phase it out and move toward a renewable energy economy, we’re not going to stop global warming.”
Meyer issues gag order
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Florida has all the motivation it needs against rival Georgia, and coach Urban Meyer doesn’t want to give the Bulldogs any help.
Promises, promises: Delays plague sewer project in Iraq
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
Stinking sewage runs through rutted and pocked streets in the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
Topeka woman dusts off memories for History Channel
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
Marge Heeney points to an XM radio in her downtown Topeka apartment and says with a broad grin, “I love this.” While the 82-year-old Heeney, known around town for the wide array of hats she seemingly always wears, keeps up with current events, she does so largely by means of radio and some television - not so much the printed media.
Titans seeking 7-0 start with ex-Colts
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tennessee linebacker David Thornton won’t hide it. He really enjoys playing against the Indianapolis Colts, the team that chose not to keep him around when he hit free agency. And he has been making them pay twice a year playing with the Titans.
KU walk-on hopefuls toil without guarantee
Session draws 17 students wanting to show they have ‘moxie’ to help team
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Seventeen Kansas University students practiced for two hours, then ran a series of grueling Boot Camp-like sprints to conclude men’s walk-on basketball tryouts Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Banking minus paper
October 27, 2008
When Asa Collier goes online, he isn’t just looking for e-mails and searching the Internet. The Lawrence resident also checks his personal and business bank accounts several times a day since signing up for online banking about a year ago.
Vote for McCain
The changes Sen. John McCain has in mind will benefit and preserve America’s system of government.
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
The long, heated, costly battle for the White House between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama has focused on the word “change.” Throughout their campaigns both men have hammered the theme of “change” and how there must be changes in Washington.
McCain projects confidence of winning
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Republican John McCain, behind in the polls and looking for a comeback, argued Sunday that voters should elect him president to create a check on a Democratic Congress that he says is determined to increase taxes and the size of government.
Shelf control: The psychology of grocery shopping
October 27, 2008
A typical Midwest grocer stocks 60,000 or so items. It may be simple math that determines the amount of goods that fit comfortably in each individual store, but it’s something of a science when it comes to figuring out how those items are displayed.
Political memorabilia: That’s the ticket
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
When Bill and Kathy Peak were married 14 years ago, they, as any couple, planned out their honeymoon. The Bahamas? Nah. Europe? No way. Try the former homes of dead presidents. In their 14 years together, the Peaks have planned vacations geared toward visiting such destinations. Of 38 deceased presidents, the Peaks have visited the homes of 31 of them, including their gravesites.
Need to keep from jumping off the deep end? Find a fellow mom.
October 27, 2008
When I was pregnant I started going to a pregnant-lady water aerobics class. I went almost every day and, believe me, I’m not exactly exercisey. But I am a sucker for hysterical giggling and, honestly, I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard or as much as I did when I was bobbing around in that pool full of women at various stages of ripeness. I don’t know, maybe it was the hormones, but we were crazy-jolly, and I loved it!
On the record
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
Horoscopes
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
You have an unusually strong presence this year, which sometimes awes others. You will learn to step back more often to encourage others to come forward. If you are single, carefully check out anyone you meet. If you are attached, schedule several getaways together far from life’s daily hassles.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
October 27, 2008
Halloween safety for pets
October 27, 2008
Follow these tips to keep your pets and others safe on Halloween.
Judge dismisses juror in Stevens case
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A8
A federal judge on Sunday dismissed one of the jurors at Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ corruption trial after losing contact with the woman following her father’s death.
Edwards wins, then faces reality
Johnson rallies to finish 2nd, boosts overall points lead
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Carl Edwards did his seventh celebratory backflip and headed to Victory Lane confident he’d closed in on Jimmie Johnson’s bumper in the race for the Sprint Cup title.
Phillies take 3-1 lead
Howard belts two HR’s in 10-2 rout
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Ryan Howard was watching the ball too much. He was standing off the plate. His swing needed adjusting. The Philadelphia Phillies’ slugger heard various people give a bunch of explanations for his postseason power shortage. He fixed the problem on his own.
Read labels, consider portion sizes to control sodium intake
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
Carol Gilmore, assistant director of Food and Nutrition Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, offers the following tips for those who would like to watch the sodium intake:
President suffering from exhaustion
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday he is suffering from exhaustion and two allies said he was suffering under the strain of his job, in a rare disclosure apparently designed to combat rumors the hardline leader is more seriously ill.
Green investment could benefit economy
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
We need a green stimulus package. The federal government has placed at least $700 billion on the table to bail out the reckless finance industry.
Rebels seize army camp; thousands flee
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Rebels seized an east Congo army base and the headquarters of a refuge housing some of the world’s last mountain gorillas, in heavy fighting Sunday that sent thousands of civilians fleeing, U.N. officials and rebels said.
Menswear: Don it like a lady
October 27, 2008
The ubiquity of menswear is nowhere near its finale. Women and men alike make a statement choice by dressing in a crisp, sharp suit. Time will never harness a classic; however, ladies - do take the reins and primp your own “menswear.”
The Edge
October 27, 2008
¢ ‘Lucky Old Sun’ by Kenny Chesney (music)¢ ‘The Archangel Project’ (book)¢ ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (DVD)
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
True freshman wide receiver Daymond Patterson picked a bad day to switch to cornerback, as his debut at the new position Saturday came in the Jayhawks’ worst defensive performance of the season.
Big 12 Perspective: League puts up big points
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
On a day where scoreboards were lit up across the nation, it only seemed fitting that the Big 12 would lead the way.
Fix that toilet flapper without a flop
October 27, 2008
Step 1: To replace your worn toilet tank flapper, begin by shutting off the water supply. Flush the toilet to empty the tank and carefully remove the tank lid. Set the lid somewhere safe. The lid is very fragile and nearly impossible to replace, so don’t break it.
Giants stymie Steelers, 21-14
Browns upset Jags, 23-17, without TE Winslow
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
The New York Giants did little with the exceptional field position the Steelers gave them. Finally, when it seemed Pittsburgh had too much depth and defense for the Super Bowl champs, the Steelers were tripped up by - of all things - a bad punt snap.
New York hospital eases ER crowding with beds in halls
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
There’s no phone and no television. Only a screen offers privacy. But heart patient Edward Gray understands why the hospital put him in a cardiac unit hallway.
Kansas licking wounds
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
With the possible exception of game-day weather, there were probably not a lot of positives the Kansas University football coaching staff could take away from Saturday’s 63-21 loss to visiting Texas Tech. The Jayhawks gave up 556 yards of total offense. They turned the ball over five times.
In the sling of things: Baby slings catching on for trendy infant transportation
October 27, 2008
When Christina Ihloff’s daughter Iris was a day old, she put her in a baby sling and took her out for breakfast at Milton’s.
Tributes pour in after TV anchor’s death
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
Flowers and candles piled up Sunday outside the home where a TV anchorwoman was found brutally beaten, as tributes poured into the Web site of the Little Rock station where her colleagues mourned her death.
County puts weather up for vote
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A5
Voters in Hamilton County will decide Nov. 4 whether to continue participating in a program aimed at reducing hail and enhancing rainfall in western Kansas.
Kansas women’s golf 14th at Auburn tourney
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team finished its fall season with a 14th-place finish Sunday.
US should foster hope in Mideast
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
The next president will inherit a depressing litany of Mideast problems. But there is a chance to change that negative dynamic by zeroing in on a promising Mideast peace track that was never supported by the Bush team.
Decades’ worth of garbage produces electricity
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
Standing atop the 400-acre 1-E landfill, you get a panoramic view of the Meadowlands sports complex to the north and the New York City skyline to the east. You’re also standing on a critical part of New Jersey’s, and the nation’s, energy future.
Pump patrol
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.18 at several stations.
Nab a quick nap to recharge
October 27, 2008
For 18-year-old Erin Bigler, afternoon naps are a regular routine. “After class, I come home and take a nap and then get up and do work,” the Kansas University student says. “It just helps my mind completely restart.”
Work ethic: Childhood jobs gave lake manager foundation for his career
October 27, 2008
Jerry Schecher, like many Kansans, embraced the “work hard” ethic as the oldest of three children growing up on the family farm in Horton. Now the manager of Clinton State Park, he once helped with the chickens, cows and haymaking.
Obama draws about 150,000 in two Colorado rallies
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Roaring toward the finish, Barack Obama presided Sunday over two Colorado rallies that together drew about 150,000 people, a startling turnout in a key swing state.
Despite actions, foreclosure crisis vexes government
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Each day from July through September, more than 2,700 Americans lost their homes in foreclosure.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 27, 1908: “It appears the railroads are not inclined to provide special fares for people going from here to Lincoln to see the football game with Kansas and the local crowd could be hurt by the fare of more than $8.
Heat waive center Padgett
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Miami Heat waived former Kansas University and Louisville center David Padgett, along with guard Jason Richards, on Sunday, getting down to the league’s 15-man roster limit for the start of the regular season.
Doctors wish Americans would shake salt habit
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
Health professionals advise all Americans to watch their intake of calories, fats, carbohydrates and sodium. Often, it’s the last one that’s hardest to do. Why? First, it’s in about everything we eat, especially convenience foods for today’s fast-paced lifestyles. According to the American Heart Association, 75 percent of our sodium comes from processed foods such as soups, canned foods and prepared mixes. Second, it tastes good.
Halloween show looks at people’s common fears
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
The Halloween-history special “Primal Fear” (8 p.m., History) looks at the biological, chemical and psychological forces common to all humans that result in shared impulses and phobias.
Who’s booing now? Jeered Favre rallies Jets in final minute
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The bellowing boos said it all. Brett Favre trudged back to the New York Jets’ sideline after throwing his third interception, this one returned for a touchdown, and the fans let him have it.
Not-too-spooky cinema: Kids will enjoy these movies around Halloween
October 27, 2008
You don’t have to be a jaded adult or know-it-all teen to appreciate a good horror movie. Even kids need a few cinematic scares now and then, especially around Halloween.Here are a few films that wield the power to startle and entertain younger viewers:
US helicopter strike alleged by Syria
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Four U.S. helicopters flew into Syrian airspace Sunday afternoon and opened fire, killing eight people near the Iraqi border, the Syrian government said.
Commentary: Mammoth game looms in Lubbock
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
They’re ready to rumble in Lubbock, Texas, where the stakes never have been higher for a Texas Tech home game.
Collecting with the stars: Celebrities on trading cards
October 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
These days, most celebrities trade on their fame for fashion lines, fragrances, reality shows and blogs. Now, some 40 famous folks - from Scarlett Johansson to Jared Leto - will be able to trade their fame with each other.
KU blanks Baylor, bids for NCAAs
October 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
The senior class of Kansas University’s soccer team is quite cognizant of the pangs the NCAA Tournament selection committee can bring. Twice before, they’ve come tantalizingly close to qualifying for the postseason event, only to be denied an at-large bid on selection day.
Dessert Pizza
October 27, 2008
Kids love pizza and adore dessert, so it’s a no-brainer that the combination will be a big hit. This easy sweet, found in the new “California Pizza Kitchen Family Cookbook,” by Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield (Wiley, $19.95), is the perfect party treat for young collaborators to prepare. Set out the toppings and let their creativity flow.
Veggie tales: Help for kids who want a vegan lifestyle
October 27, 2008
Fourteen-year-old Sarina Farb could nibble on a piece of bacon if she wanted, but the thought sickens her.