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Archive for Monday, November 2, 2009

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Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, November 2, 2009 KU women's basketball vs. Pittsburg State
Podcasts
Polls
Should pay raises for Lawrence city employees be based on years of service or performance?

Poll results

Response Percent
Performance
 
45%
Both
 
44%
Years of service
 
8%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 1292
Are alternative remedies, such as acupuncture and the use of herbs, effective in treatment of illness?

Poll results

Response Percent
Depends on the treatment
 
40%
Yes
 
30%
No
 
19%
Not sure
 
8%
Total 653
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lei Shi, Kansas University graduate student and research assistant, tweaks inputs to the Multi-channel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, or MCoRDS, on the plane during a flight. KU researchers are stationed in Chile to help NASA gather more information on the world’s polar ice. KU team delves into ice sheet research
November 1, 2009 in print edition on 1B
A team of Kansas University researchers is in the midst of playing a special role in monitoring the health of the planet. It began with “mowing the lawn.”
6:00 a.m.
Dr. Sabrina Prewett talks about the new computerized records system at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Prewett, the medical director of the LMH emergency department, has been instrumental in helping set up the new system. In January, the emergency room will be one of few nationwide that is paperless. Health industry finally moving toward computerized records
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The health care industry is trying to catch up when it comes to technology.
10:00 a.m.
Kyle Snow pushes Zach Herries on the track around the football field during a Eudora High School band performance before the start of the football game on Oct. 23. Snow’s participation allows Herries, who has cerebral palsy, to perform with the band. Eudora student steps in to help marching band
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kyle Snow marches out onto Laws Field in Eudora on a recent Friday night. He’s not wearing a band uniform. He carries no instrument. He doesn’t make a sound. But the Eudora High School senior may very well be one of the most instrumental members of the marching band.
10:00 a.m.
By compiling writings from female inmates at the Douglas County Jail, Paige Blair, left, and Iris Wilkinson have produced a printed collection of thoughts from the inmates. Creative writing collection by inmates helps participants find common ground
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A full literary cycle. That’s what Americorps volunteer Paige Blair calls the recent six-page publication of collected short stories, poems and essays created by female inmates at the Douglas County Jail.
6:00 p.m.
Beth Brubeck, a 1994 graduate of Kansas State and the lone Wildcat fan of the household, is pictured with her in-house rivals, husband Bryan Brubeck, a 1994 Kansas University graduate, and sons Nick, 5, on shoulders, and Andrew, 7. In-house rivalry: Families cope with dueling alma maters, mascots
November 2, 2009
Kansas State University graduates know they’re outnumbered in Lawrence. And for two Wildcats who live here in a “house divided” — with a spouse who graduated from Kansas University and children who cheer for the Jayhawks — home is little comfort.

All stories

Trafficway opponents seek KU roadblock
November 2, 2009 in print edition on C8
If the South Lawrence Trafficway is to be built along an approved alignment through the Baker Wetlands, some of the resulting pavement would need to cross a 20-acre patch of property owned by Kansas University. And a coalition of project opponents is pushing the university to put the brakes on the highway plan, or at least steer the project south of the Wakarusa River.
Two more Kansans die of H1N1
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
Two more Kansans who were infected with the H1N1 influenza virus have died, which brings to 14 the number of people who have died in the state after being infected by the virus, health officials reported Monday.
City of Lawrence employees in line for higher-than-expected year-end bonus
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city employees may receive a special monetary thank you as city commissioners prepare to close the books on a rough 2009.
Fired employee accuses KU of running graduate program with lax standards, grade inflation
KU says it’s investigated and finds the complaints to be false
November 2, 2009 in print edition on C8
A fired employee has accused a Kansas University graduate program of lax admissions standards and grade inflation, a claim that KU disputes.
Census officials reminding college students to be counted in Lawrence
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
Area leaders are beginning to work on a major campaign to educate university students on the importance of participating in the upcoming U.S. Census.
Kansas Turnpike Authority plans to demolish Kansas River bridges in two weeks
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Turnpike Authority plans to blast one of its original Kansas River bridges Nov. 15, dropping the steel structure into the water for removal and eventual salvage. The second of the two bridges would be blasted Nov. 19.
Releford, Little to sit out exhibition game
Both players will sit out while considering red shirts
03:25 p.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
There was as much discussion Monday about who wouldn’t be playing in tonight’s Kansas University-Fort Hays State exhibition basketball game as who would be debuting for the Jayhawks.
KU-Nebraska to kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14
Game will be televised on ABC
02:14 p.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 02:29 p.m.
The Kansas-Nebraska football game on Nov. 14 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on ABC, the Big 12 announced Monday.
Ex-police officer given two years of probation in wire fraud case
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A4
A former Lawrence police officer on Monday was sentenced to probation for two years, after pleading guilty to 14 counts of federal wire fraud, prosecutors said.
South Lawrence neighborhood looks for traffic calming help
November 2, 2009
Park Hill representatives are hoping the Lawrence Traffic Safety Commission tonight will approve their request for traffic calming devices to slow traffic in the neighborhood southeast of 23rd and Louisiana streets.
Paper or computer: Doctors discuss preferences for handling medical records
Doctors differ on recordkeeping
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
Two longtime family physicians allow a peek inside their clinics to see how they handle patient information.
Two of a kind
Collins, Aldrich named preseason first-team All-Americans
12:25 p.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, who last month were named the Big 12’s co-preseason basketball players of the year, shared another huge honor Monday.
Mangino: Reesing will start Saturday
10:24 a.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing, who was benched in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 42-21 loss to Texas Tech, will start this weekend in the Jayhawks’ road game against Kansas State, KU coach Mark Mangino said Monday.
Statehouse Live: Malkin to help Kobach; Parkinson counters Cerner deal critcism; Report says Brownback’s Senate seat to stay Republican; Waugh opposes school cuts; Roberts eyeing 2014
09:12 a.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 03:29 p.m.
FOX News personality to raise funds for Kobach; Governor defends proposal for KCK development; Political website says Senate seat to stay in GOP column; Education Board Chair says education cuts will hurt state; Veteran pol looking at another Senate term
Supporters of suspected Tiller killer defy ban, try to hold benefit auction on eBay
Monday morning, eBay took down the items
08:31 a.m., November 2, 2009 Updated 11:40 a.m. in print edition on C8
Online auction house eBay said it has begun taking down several items of anti-abortion memorabilia posted to raise funds for the man accused of killing a Kansas abortion doctor.
Attorney General candidate wants to allow more cases in small claims court
Current Senate majority leader expects to press for legislation in the next session
November 2, 2009
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt wants to allow more cases to be settled in small claims court.
FDIC Chairwoman, KU grad, to speak at K-State
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B7
The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is coming to Kansas to discuss banking regulation amid the federal economic bailout.
McMurray ends winless streak
Johnson finishes sixth at Talladega to increase points lead
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jamie McMurray was the unlikely winner of an uncharacteristically dull race at Talladega Superspeedway, where a ban on bump-drafting forced most competitors to treat the event as a slow Sunday drive.
Pump patrol
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations.
Sweeping changes difficult to achieve
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A7
On the night before the 2008 election, Barack Obama sounded a familiar mantra signaling the impending success of his once unlikely presidential bid.
Enrollment shift
Rising community college enrollment may be a temporary trend — or a long-term shift for higher education.
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A7
It will be interesting to track the current upswing in community college enrollment to see whether the increase is primarily a response to the current lagging economy or the start of a new trend in higher education.
Faithfully fit: Exercising in church
November 2, 2009
Sounds of energetic instruction, upbeat Christian music and toe tapping can be heard from the new Activity Center Gymnasium at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Inactive cards can harm credit
November 2, 2009
Remember that one time when you were in that department store buying a bottle of fragrance, and in the middle of the transaction the salesperson said, “And if you sign up for our credit card, we’ll give you 10 percent off your purchase.”
Lady Gaga: Emerging style icon
November 2, 2009
Stefani Germanotta, 23, as the fearless Lady Gaga, has been called “the next Queen of Pop” by V magazine. She incorporates fashion and art into her songs and stage performances. Gaga’s design team, Haus of Gaga, pumps out clothes, props and hairstyles for most of Gaga’s shows. Read on to incorporate some of Gaga’s style into that of your own.
The Edge
November 2, 2009
• ‘9 Dragons’ (Books) • ‘Dracula: The Un-Dead’ (Books) • The Swell Season (Music)
Big 12 men’s hoops more than just Big 3
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B3
Here’s a look at the Big 12 men’s basketball teams that weren’t ranked, but at least received votes.
Recruit Knight enjoys visit to KU
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B3
Brandon Knight, a 6-foot-3 senior basketball point guard from Pine Crest High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., completed his official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Sunday morning.
Nipping, tucking won’t fix Talladega
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B2
In a race that was 90 percent tedium and 10 percent terror, the best news Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway was that no driver or fan was seriously hurt.
Meier could be answer
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B1
If Todd Reesing doesn’t show enough in practice to prove he’s fully healthy, then the right choice for QB, obviously, is senior receiver Kerry Meier.
Topeka teens sought in woman’s death
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A5
Topeka police are looking for two teenagers in connection with the killing of a woman near the east side of the city’s Central Park.
Illegal gambling machines destroyed
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A5
A couple dozen illegal gambling machines have been destroyed after they were confiscated from a supplier who had placed them in businesses across Kansas.
Kansas juvenile system to change
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A5
Juvenile group homes in Kansas will be subject to twice-a-year outside reviews.
Divorces granted
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court
Marriage licenses issued
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County Court.
How to Help: Join the party and help a good cause
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Social Service League needs volunteers for its “Friends of the League” fundraising party.
Geithner: Economy better, but jobs lag
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledges the federal budget deficit is too high, but that the priorities now are economic growth and job creation.
Coastal areas evacuated as tropical storm nears
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
Vietnam evacuated coastal areas today as tropical storm Mirinae approached after battering the Philippines, where it left 20 people dead.
Coroner: 6 bodies were homicide victims
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
Six women whose badly decomposed bodies were found at the home of a convicted rapist were all victims of homicide, the coroner’s office said Sunday.
Restaurateur creates largest meatball
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
The bouncing mega-meatball record has landed in the East Coast.
Retail industry faces uncertainty as CIT enters bankruptcy
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
The bankruptcy of a key lender that helps retailers stock their shelves is adding to the industry’s worries ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.
Obama still supports Karzai because options are limited
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Hamid Karzai’s leadership is weak, his government corrupt and nearly a third of the votes he won in the August election were thrown out as fakes.
Program extension to help housing market
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
An $8,000 tax credit continues to spur area residents to shop for and buy their first homes.
Creative writing collection by inmates helps participants find common ground
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
A full literary cycle. That’s what Americorps volunteer Paige Blair calls the recent six-page publication of collected short stories, poems and essays created by female inmates at the Douglas County Jail.
Kansas ranks 39th nationwide in energy efficiency policies
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
How’s Kansas doing in promoting and implementing energy efficiency in the state?
A good start
Sutherland, Goodrich carry KU
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B1
Two Jayhawks making their first starts — Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich — stole the show as KU punctured Pittsburg State, 86-56, in an exhibition game in Allen Fieldhouse.
Gathering, ride honor fallen bicyclist
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
Friends and family gathered together on Sunday to honor the memory of Rachel Leek, a 20-year-old woman who was killed when her bike was hit by a car on Oct 16.
Factory towns slow to see stimulus
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B10
Many communities hit hardest by job losses, those built around dying factories and mills, have been slowest to see relief from President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, underscoring how hard it is for Washington policymakers to create lasting work in areas that need it most.
Anguish over teen suicides spurs action
November 2, 2009 in print edition on B10
Grim news hit this university town in late October just two days before a PTA forum on teenage stress: Another Palo Alto teen had died after stepping in front of a commuter train, the fourth such suicide in less than six months.
Obama says governor key to his own agenda
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A10
In a final campaign swing on behalf of the only governor seeking re-election this fall, President Barack Obama on Sunday pitched Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine’s bid as a key component for the White House to make good on its political promises.
Health industry finally moving toward computerized records
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
The health care industry is trying to catch up when it comes to technology.
Former GOP candidate endorses Democrat
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A10
In a Republican Party struggling to find its identity, the surprise withdrawal of the chosen GOP candidate for a New York congressional race — forced by a rising conservative upstart — renews a lingering national debate: Are moderates welcome in today’s Grand Old Party?
Ex-soldiers want to reveal Chile’s dirty war secrets
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A10
Hundreds of former military draftees rallying outside Chile’s presidential palace were asked Sunday to come forward and reveal crimes they committed and witnessed during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Where Washington and Hollywood meet
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A9
An interesting film with a dumb title, “Poliwood” (6:30 p.m., Showtime) looks at the intersection of politics and celebrity. Director Barry Levinson (“Wag the Dog”) follows actors, including Matthew Modine, Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway and others, as they attend last summer’s political convention and January’s inauguration, and he shows how celebrities can steep themselves in issues and associate their famous faces with causes.
Medical, nursing schools are teaching alternative remedies
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A9
Future doctors and nurses are learning about acupuncture and herbs along with anatomy and physiology at a growing number of medical schools. It’s another example of how alternative medicine has become mainstream. And it’s often done with Uncle Sam’s help.
Horoscope for November 2, 2009
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A9
For Monday, Nov. 2: This year, flexibility is a must if you want to make headway and feel good about yourself. Others are often tense and uptight. You cannot change their mood, but you can change how you approach them. If you are single, the issue is not if or when, but who you will choose! If you are attached, allow for more differences, and respect them.
Eudora student steps in to help marching band
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kyle Snow marches out onto Laws Field in Eudora on a recent Friday night. He’s not wearing a band uniform. He carries no instrument. He doesn’t make a sound. But the Eudora High School senior may very well be one of the most instrumental members of the marching band.
H1N1 vaccine safety tracked
Supply of swine flu shots to soon catch up with demand
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A1
Independent health advisers will begin monitoring the safety of the swine flu vaccine today, an extra step the government promised in this year’s unprecedented program to watch for possible side effects.
Limbaugh calls Obama ’immature, inexperienced’
November 2, 2009
From his home and on a friendly network, Rush Limbaugh lobbed pot shots across the airwaves Sunday at President Barack Obama — “immature, inexperienced, in over his head,” offering the country “radical leadership” and laying siege to the economy.
‘This Is It’ tops box office with $101M worldwide
November 2, 2009
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It” pulled in $101 million worldwide in its first five days, and distributor Sony is extending the farewell performance film beyond its planned two-week run.
Disclosure can be tool of coercion
November 2, 2009 in print edition on A7
Conservatives here, a droll minority, say that under this city’s quota system, when a conservative enters the city, one already here is required to leave.
Simple steps can be natural energy boosters
November 2, 2009
A weekend spa retreat sounds heavenly, but between work, the kids and the bank account, who can possible pull it off? The good news is that you don’t really need one to relax and rejuvenate. With practice, you can boost your well-being practically anywhere, anytime. Here are some easy, no-cost ways to relax and refresh without ever leaving home, from Woman’s Day magazine:
If the shoe fits: Finding the right kids’ shoes doesn’t have to be difficult
November 2, 2009
Finding shoes for children is a grueling process for parents. Kids’ feet grow fast, and often the shoes get worn out well before parents are ready to look for a new pair.
A new hue: Pink men’s clothes catching on in Lawrence
November 2, 2009
Carson Kressley, the fashion expert who once starred on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” has no problem with guys wearing pink. He says pink adds a bright pop to a simple jacket or a pair of traditional khakis. He says men can go as bold as they dare with pink, or just add a rosy touch to their outfits.
The science of writing: KU grad in medicinal chemistry shifts gears to write novel
November 2, 2009
A young woman walked along a beach in a dream, and Ann Warner was hooked. Who was she? Where was she going? Warner, a Ph.D. graduate from Kansas University and celebrated scholar, left the ivory tower of academia to find out.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
November 2, 2009
In-house rivalry: Families cope with dueling alma maters, mascots
November 2, 2009
Kansas State University graduates know they’re outnumbered in Lawrence. And for two Wildcats who live here in a “house divided” — with a spouse who graduated from Kansas University and children who cheer for the Jayhawks — home is little comfort.
Lunar trivia for a month with two new moons
November 2, 2009
Look, up in the sky. See the moon? We’ll be doubly blessed this month. In addition to the regularly scheduled new moon (Nov. 16), we have the Nov. 20 debut of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the second film in the “Twilight” franchise.
Fashion from ‘Amelia’ lands on runways, too
November 2, 2009
Before they became staples of the runway, bomber jackets, flight suits and protective aviator sunglasses were born in the cockpit of an early — and cold — airplane.
Take time now to winterize your lawn for a greener spring yard
November 2, 2009
November is the time to winterize your lawn for a healthy spring time growing season.
Horoscopes
November 2, 2009
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Anyone can sparkle when the sun is out. Your trials of the past three years have helped you turn up your inner light, too, and you’ve sparkled through darker times. In 2010, you’ll use all of the knowledge and wisdom you’ve gathered to teach others. The difference you make will bring you profound satisfaction. November and June are your most romantic months. Love inspires you to create. December brings practical solutions and lifestyle upgrades. A financial stream opens in March.
Holidays tough when food is an issue
November 2, 2009
Holidays can be a mixed experience of family connection and pleasure along with family stress and anxiety. However, for someone struggling with an eating disorder like bulimia or for anyone struggling in their relationship to food, holidays can become an extremely stressful time regardless of the family dynamic. Many of our clients dread Thanksgiving dinner and can’t wait for it to be over weeks before it arrives. Many of our clients have found it helpful to engage in some preventative measures to help alleviate the stress around food. The following are some tips that may be helpful.
Elegant entertaining: New books will help you plan holiday menus
November 2, 2009
When cold weather meets a stubborn economy, it’s time for a party at home. A bevy of new books on entertaining offers tips, techniques and recipes for elegant meals, glamorous tables and fetching cocktails. Many of the ideas are worthy of the holidays that lurk just around the corner.
Midlife manes: How to navigate the world of gray hair and coloring
November 2, 2009
Connie Loebsack isn’t a fan of her gray hair. Every four weeks, the 60-year-old Tonganoxie woman visits Head Rush Studio, 622 W. 12th St., to get her hair dyed.
Library top 10
November 2, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 25.
Setting sales: Realtor, 80, still practices in Lawrence
November 2, 2009
After a lifetime of hard work and service, Lawrence real estate agent Harold Marcum, 80, might be tempted to sit back and twiddle his thumbs. But he’s not.