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KU vs. Fort Hays State The day in photos, November 3, 2009
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Polls
Which newcomer was most impressive in KU's 107-68 victory over Fort Hays State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Xavier Henry
 
38%
Elijah Johnson
 
37%
Thomas Robinson
 
16%
Undecided
 
7%
Total 2501
Which KU non-freshmen do you think should red-shirt?

Poll results

Response Percent
Both Little and Releford
 
47%
Travis Releford
 
35%
Mario Little
 
8%
Neither of them
 
5%
Other
 
2%
Total 4086
Will Tuesday's election results help, hurt or have little impact on President Barack Obama's political strength?

Poll results

Response Percent
Little impact
 
49%
Hurt
 
44%
Not sure
 
4%
Help
 
2%
Total 941
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. City of Lawrence employees in line for higher-than-expected year-end bonus
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city employees may receive a special monetary thank you as city commissioners prepare to close the books on a rough 2009.
10:00 a.m.
Dr. Steve Bruner of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics went paperless in 2003 and uses an electronic tablet to record and track patient information. He said the system has saved money and has improved patient care. Paper or computer: Doctors discuss preferences for handling medical records
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Two longtime family physicians allow a peek inside their clinics to see how they handle patient information.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University sophomore Mohammed Alnasiri, Qassim, Saudi Arabia, stops outside Strong Hall on the campus of KU Monday to sign a petition in protest of building of the South Lawrence Trafficway. At left is KU senior Jason Hering, Hutchinson, president of the student group EcoJustice. Both Haskell Indian Nations University students and Kansas University students gathered signatures for a petition urging the KU administration to use its 20 acres of the Wetlands for research rather than construction of the trafficway. Trafficway opponents seek KU roadblock
November 2, 2009 in print edition on 8C
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.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich pulls up for a shot during warmups before tipping off against Fort Hays State, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Xavier Henry scores 14 in debut as KU defeats FHSU, 107-68
5:48 p.m., November 3, 2009 Updated 11:01 p.m.
Sherron Collins led KU with 19 points, as six Jayhawks scored in double figures.

All stories

Longtime KU economics professor dies
Harry Shaffer gave study of economics a mass appeal
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
A longtime Kansas University economics professor who touched the hearts of KU students for more than five decades died Tuesday evening.
Free State soccer advances to state semis
Firebirds knock off Blue Valley West, 2-1, to reach final four
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Free State High boys soccer advanced to the state semis with a 2-1 victory over BV West on Tuesday at FSHS.
FINAL: Xavier Henry scores 14 in debut as KU defeats FHSU, 107-68
05:48 p.m., November 3, 2009 Updated 11:01 p.m.
Sherron Collins led KU with 19 points, as six Jayhawks scored in double figures.
Area fake ID case to be on Judge Judy on Thursday
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Area residents soon will get to see a local restaurant owner’s appearance on the national TV show Judge Judy.
Doctors at KU Hospital perform unique surgery on 19-year-old with bone cancer
Rare surgery helps enhance quality of life after arm amputation
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Hospital surgeons performed a unique procedure Tuesday on a 19-year-old man from southwest Missouri who had bone cancer in his left arm.
City crews prepare for when the snowflakes start to fall
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
For nearly nine hours Tuesday, Tom Orzulak’s crews spread out on 16 familiar routes to traverse Lawrence’s network of 805 lane miles to practice what they’re capable of, responsible for and familiar with: keeping the city’s streets clear of ice and snow.
Prosecutors likely to decide this week on charges for hit-and-run fatality on Tennessee Street
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors could determine whether to file charges against the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident by the end of the week, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Tuesday.
Gingrich to speak at Dole Institute on Wednesday
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak Wednesday evening at the Dole Institute of Politics as the inaugural Robert J. Dole Distinguished Visiting Fellow.
Statehouse Live: More school districts consider funding lawsuit; Democratic Party petition opposes GOP health care amendment; Tiahrt compares Democratic Party to communism, report says
11:11 a.m., November 3, 2009 Updated 04:16 p.m.
State Democratic Party launches petition drive in response to proposal that seeks to pre-empt federal health reform in Kansas; U.S. House member from Kansas running for Senate aims criticism at Democrats
Prosecutors plan for third trial of former Westar executives
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B9
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule the third criminal trial for a pair of former Westar Energy Inc. executives.
State Board of Education to review budgets, studies on district consolidation
No action expected
November 3, 2009
The State Board of Education is scheduled next week to hear several updates on financing Kansas’ 293 school districts.
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to purchase BNSF Railway
Railroad has operations in Lawrence, large operations in Topeka
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B9
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday said it agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. in a deal valuing the railroad at $34 billion.
Topeka man remains jailed for illegal lawyering
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B8
In jail for three months so far, a man accused of practicing law without a license maintains that he is being held hostage by a government that wants him to sign away his right to help others.
Language of money transcends cultures
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
No es facil hablar de dinero.
Lawrence woman reports laptop, GPS stolen
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported Friday the theft of a laptop computer and GPS device from the 1700 block of Mississippi Street.
Kidcast: Erick Cruz
November 3, 2009
Kidcast for November 2, 2009.
Cherry picking
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Neither side got the economics of health insurance profits quite right (Public Forum, Oct. 28 and 30).
Take control of your health
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C2
If you’re ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
Firebirds hope for first trip to state soccer semis
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A1
Although the Free State High boys soccer team has advanced to the Class 6A state quarterfinals just twice in 13 seasons of existence, Firebirds coach Jason Pendleton has a simple formula for what it will take for his team to advance to its first Final Four in school history.
Are we ready for a ’V’ remake?
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B6
You can’t say ABC isn’t trying to find a big-budget replacement for “Lost,” entering its final head-scratching season in January.
Pharmacy owners convicted in ’pill mill’
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B8
The owners of a central Kansas pharmacy have been convicted of charges stemming from the operation of an Internet-based “pill mill” scheme.
Snow cap melting on Kilimanjaro
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
The snows of Kilimanjaro may soon be gone.
House health bill totals $1.2 trillion, sources say
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan.
Study: Half of U.S. kids will get food stamps
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, researchers say.
3 strong reports lift recovery hopes
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes.
U.N. chief asks Iran for response on nukes
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Iran on Monday to clarify its response amid mixed signals over a U.S.-backed proposal that would have Tehran ship most of its nuclear material abroad for processing.
People in the news
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news November 3, 2009.
Horoscope for November 3, 2009
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, you often find that you are looking at confusing situations laden with misunderstandings. Take your time clarifying, and try not to make any judgments. If you are single, what you conjure up in your imagination might not be connected to reality. If you are attached, you could discover the importance of new plans and not sticking to a routine. Gemini proves to be a good partner.
Stakes are high in vote on gay marriage
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Bolstered by out-of-state money and volunteers, both sides jockeyed Monday to boost turnout for a Maine referendum that could give gay-rights activists in the U.S. their first victory at the ballot box on the deeply divisive issue of same-sex marriage.
Karzai’s victory raises pressure on Obama
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hamid Karzai was declared the winner by default Monday in Afghanistan’s fraud-marred presidential election, increasing the pressure on President Barack Obama to end his marathon deliberations at a time when a scaled-down version of his commander’s ambitious plans is gaining support.
Ford posts profit, sees bright future
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
Ford Motor Co. shares jumped more than 8 percent on Monday after the automaker reported a surprising third-quarter profit and painted a rosier outlook for 2011.
Four area high schools in football playoffs tonight
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B4
Four area football teams will look to continue their seasons tonight, when they open play in the Class 3A and 4A state playoffs.
Kansas wins in shootout
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University freshman goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau’s save on Texas Tech midfielder Maggie Fete — the Red Raiders’ fifth shooter in the shootout — on Monday at the Blossom Soccer Complex advanced the Jayhawks to the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 soccer tournament.
Alvamar pro 76th
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
After firing 71 two days in a row to make the cut in the Senior PGA Professionals National Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Alvamar pro Randy Towner shot a 76 and 78 on Saturday and Sunday to finish in 76th place.
City commission agenda for Nov. 3, 2009
Carnegie Library expansion project considered
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C8
Commissioners will consider a proposal to begin work on building an addition to the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.
Brownback formally announces arthropod lab
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C8
A federal animal disease lab headed to Kansas will likely bring along companies looking to profit from that research, Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday.
Parkinson refutes soccer-deal critics
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C8
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is suggesting that critics who think his administration isn’t trying hard enough to lure thousands of jobs away from Missouri are pushing him to be fiscally irresponsible.
Job workshop caters to military veterans
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
Matt King knows military veterans face a number of challenges as they try to transition back into civilian life.
Lions’ drought a mystery
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
When it comes to high school football in Lawrence, there hasn’t been much middle ground this fall.
Trial scheduled in vehicular homicide
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County District Court judge has set a January trial date for a man charged with vehicular homicide in the death last spring of an 80-year-old Lawrence man.
Lack of unity hurts Latin America
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
What irony! While the 27-nation European Union has just approved creation of a common foreign service with embassies throughout the world, Latin American countries cannot even agree on a common visa for tourists from other parts of the world in time for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil.
25 years ago: State seeking refund for natural gas customers
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
The state of Kansas was seeking a refund of at least $50 million for some 475,000 Kansas natural gas customers whose utility prices soared after a pipeline allegedly agreed to double what it paid one of its own companies for gas. The suppliers were Northwest Central, the Gas Service Co. of Kansas City, Mo., Kansas Power and Light and Union Gas System of Independence.
100 years ago: Price of dozen eggs increases to 35 cents
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 3, 1909: “Eggs were selling here yesterday for as high as 33 and 35 cents a dozen and pumpkins were going for between 5 and 15 cents each. This is one of the highest levels for eggs in some time. …There have been two scarlet fever deaths in Baldwin and the situation there is dangerous. Four houses have been quarantined.”
Unfair decision
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Something about the Kansas University football team has been very wrong during the past three games, and I am NOT referring to the fact that these games were lost, but to the circumstances, which were the main causes for the losses, being withheld by the KU coaching staff.
Wetlands visit
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I was out at the Wakarusa wetlands a few weeks ago and noticed a group of coots swimming and feeding. By that I mean American coots — black, duck-like birds with white bills — not “old coots” — geezers who write cranky letters to the editor.
Getting ‘smart’
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
Lawrence residents soon may have an interesting opportunity to use technology to become a little smarter about their electricity consumption.
Saints still undefeated, 35-27
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B2
Drew Brees had 308 yards passing, Pierre Thomas scored two touchdowns, and Jabari Greer returned an interception for a score to help the Saints improve to 7-0 with a 35-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Only the 1991 Saints began a season with as many wins.
Lawrence man reports vehicle stolen
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 38-year-old Lawrence man reported Saturday the theft of a 1997 Ford Expedition vehicle.
Lawrence man reports golf clubs stolen
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported Sunday the auto burglary and theft of items valued at more than $1,000.
Man reports $900 shoes, other items stolen
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported Saturday the theft of a $900 pair of Air Jordan shoes, PlayStation 3 and other belongings from the 2600 block of West Sixth Street.
City Commission to consider keeping Kasold open amid rebuilding project
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kasold Drive would be rebuilt with new right-turn lanes, a center turn lane and other features to ease driving between Clinton Parkway and 31st Street, according to plans envisioned at City Hall.
Pump patrol
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Young students help battle cancer after classmate with leukemia dies
November 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Elijah Cullison was diagnosed with leukemia in June. And now, his desk at Prairie Park School sits empty.
40 years ago: KU scholarship candidates named
November 3, 2009
Seven Kansas University seniors were named for competition for Rhodes, Marshall and Danforth scholarships — Walter Stromquist, Christopher Saricks, Darrel E. Reed Jr., Steven Bredehoeft, John Mason, William Nye and Warren Harral.
Best of the bunch: Sample the finest of fall’s produce with these selection tips
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C1
Cool weather inevitably brings a sense of mourning to our loss of fresh (and cheap) berries and melons.
Beware of college scholarship ripoffs
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C1
The scam: As today’s high school seniors prepare to become tomorrow’s college freshmen, it pays to beware of college scholarship ripoffs, warns the Federal Trade Commission.
Double Take: Don’t pry about friends’ grades
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C1
Teachers use a wide variety of threats to make their students be quiet, but nothing is as effective as the tense silence they create when they are about to hand tests back.
Stressed student seeks personal assistant
November 3, 2009 in print edition on C2
Georgetown University sophomore Charley Cooper is busy. He has a full load of classes, hours of homework and a part-time job at a financial services company.
Johnson’s penalty halved
Shortened suspension to save RB $315,000
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs, apparently fearful of losing in arbitration, agreed Monday to cut Larry Johnson’s suspension in half for making gay slurs.
World Series headed back to New York
November 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
Put those parade plans on hold, New York. The Phillies are coming back.