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Archive for Thursday, November 5, 2009

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The day in photos, November 5, 2009
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Polls
Who is your favorite Sesame Street Muppet character?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cookie Monster
 
19%
Oscar the Grouch
 
15%
Grover
 
13%
Kermit the Frog
 
12%
Elmo
 
9%
Ernie
 
7%
The Count
 
7%
Big Bird
 
5%
Other
 
5%
Bert
 
2%
Total 970
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Physicians assistant Roscoe Shepherd looks over his desktop computer as he fills prescriptions at the Veterans Affairs Clinic at 2200 Harvard Road in this 2009 file photo. VA a leader in electronic records
November 4, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Department of Veterans Affairs is a pioneer when it comes to electronic health records and is serving as an example of what a future national health information network might look like.
6:00 a.m.
Newt Gingrich speaks Wednesday at the Eldridge Hotel before heading to a speech at the Dole Institute. The conservative author said Republicans would have enough time to field a high-quality candidate for 2012. Gingrich: GOP victories could set model for nation
November 5, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The face of the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress saw something he liked in Tuesday night’s election results.
10:00 a.m.
Jerry deNoyelles, deputy director of the Kansas Biological Survey and a professor in the ecology and evolutionary biology department at Kansas University, disassembles a coring unit after taking a core sample from Potter Lake Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at Potter Lake. Both Kansas Biological Survey officials and Kansas University faculty from both the ecology and evolutionary biology department and the environmental studies department worked to extract core samples from the lake to measure sedimentation. In back are KU environmental studies professor Bob Hagen and Lenexa senior Ryan Callihan. Soil samples to help save Potter Lake
November 5, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University scientists who travel all over the state gathering data on lakes stayed home on Wednesday conducting research in their backyard. What they found was enough silt in Potter Lake to fill roughly 600 dump trucks with mud.
2:00 p.m.
K2 is a legal, smokable herbal mixture with chemical properties similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said. K3 is a new drug that is legal because its compounds have been altered from what was found in K2. New, legal, drug has law enforcement concerned — and it’s already on a Lawrence store’s shelves
November 4, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It’s not marijuana, but some local law enforcement officials say K2 is very similar. It’s a legal, smokable herbal mixture moving across the nation and its already available in Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Korto Momolu Korto Couture: “Project Runway” designer Korto Momolu brings her everyday chic to Lawrence
November 5, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Korto Momolu’s personal background is as vibrant as one of the colorful outfits which nearly won her “Project Runway.”

All stories

Crews respond to rollover accident east of Lawrence
Initial reports: None injured seriously
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Crews responded Thursday night to a single-vehicle rollover accident between Lawrence and Eudora.
KU football player D.J. Marshall diagnosed with lymphoma
November 5, 2009
Kansas University defensive end D.J. Marshall has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and informed his coaches and teammates about the diagnosis Thursday.
Kansas father, son bring good behavior program to Lawrence junior high school
South Junior High pupils listen to music, watch videos of prisoners
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
Tom Bevard and his son, Randy, started the Road To Freedom program. They travel to Kansas middle schools and junior highs to talk to students about staying out of trouble.
New Eudora Baptist Church opens to large crowds
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B12
As Jeff Ingle began to lead the Eudora Baptist Church congregation in the first worship service in its new building last Sunday morning, he was taken aback by the nearly 300 faces he saw.
Bucket of nails causing havoc on I-70 eastbound near Kansas City, Kan.
November 5, 2009
A bucket of nails fell onto Interstate 70 near Kansas City, Kan., causing havoc for people who are heading eastbound into the Kansas City area, a Kansas City, Kan., news site is reporting.
Guilty plea entered in shooting outside the Hawk
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
A man accused of firing shots into a crowd of people outside a bar near the Kansas University campus pleaded guilty to three counts of felony aggravated assault on Thursday, prosecutors said.
Military groups, area towns planning many events for Veterans Day
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Local military groups will host several events in honor of Veterans Day.
City, county asked to consider $2.9 million investment in former Oread Labs building
City and county mull deal to retain CritiTech
12:23 p.m., November 5, 2009 Updated 07:08 p.m. in print edition on A1
City and county commissioners will consider issuing $2.9 million worth of debt as part of an economic development deal designed to keep a promising bioscience company in Lawrence, and to provide the community more space to attract other biotech firms.
Biggs BBQ owner wins partial victory from Judge Judy in fake ID case
12:01 p.m., November 5, 2009 Updated 11:49 p.m. in print edition on A3
In the end, it came down to the memory of a 22-year-old bartender versus the word of a Kansas University student who admitted to giving false identification to a police officer.
Former Kansas governor William Avery dies at age 98
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
William Avery, a one-term Republican governor in the 1960s and former U.S. House member, has died, the governor’s office said Thursday. He was 98.
Statehouse Live: FORECAST IN: Recession continues, budget cuts likely;
08:24 a.m., November 5, 2009 Updated 06:39 p.m.
Revised tax projections will set targets for Gov. Parkinson, legislators; Increased caseloads require more funding;
KU graduate student in critical but stable condition after chemical contamination
08:05 a.m., November 5, 2009 Updated 04:57 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Kansas University graduate student was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Thursday after accidentally ingesting a toxic chemical while working in a university lab, KU officials said.
Petition targets Larry Johnson
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B2
An online petition started by Kansas City Chiefs fans is asking general manager Scott Pioli to deactivate running back Larry Johnson so he cannot break Priest Holmes’ team rushing record or join the team’s Ring of Honor at Arrowhead Stadium.
Gingrich: GOP victories could set model for nation
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
The face of the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress saw something he liked in Tuesday night’s election results.
People in the news
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B8
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will co-host the Oscars.
Korto Couture: “Project Runway” designer Korto Momolu brings her everyday chic to Lawrence
November 5, 2009 in print edition on C1
Korto Momolu’s personal background is as vibrant as one of the colorful outfits which nearly won her “Project Runway.”
Free State soccer set to tangle with Dodge City in 6A playoffs
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Free State High soccer team, set to make its first appearance in the Class 6A state semifinals in school history on Friday, learned who its opponent would be on Wednesday morning.
The magnificent 7
Free State’s goal: Win state gymnastics this weekend
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
When the 2009 high school gymnastics season first kicked off, the Free State High girls expected that they would have a chance to challenge for a state championship in November.
Haskell women defeat Wesleyan
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kayla Davis hit a game-winning three-pointer with 15 seconds left, and Haskell Indian Nations University defeated Kansas Wesleyan, 64-62, in women’s college basketball Wednesday night at Coffin Complex.
Mayfield’s 21 kills spark Jayhawks at CU
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore Allison Mayfield had a career-best 21 kills in the Jayhawks’ 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 volleyball victory over Colorado on Wednesday night
Bears coach Smith tells it like it isn’t
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B2
I woke up Tuesday morning contemplating a boycott of Lovie Smith. This concerned me because it seemed to suggest I had just dreamed of the dull Bears coach, which would mean that even my dreams put me to sleep. And I’m confused enough as it is.
New York captures championship No. 27
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball’s best again.
O-East, Free State tickets on sale now
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Tickets for Friday’s Class 6A football playoff game between Olathe East and Free State can be purchased at the FSHS finance office.
McCray recognized
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University senior guard/forward Danielle McCray on Wednesday was named to the 30-player Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate list.
KU soccer places three on all-league
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University seniors Monica Dolinsky and Estelle Johnson and freshman Whitney Berry have been named to the All-Big 12 Conference soccer second team.
Kansas golfers competing at Futures
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University women’s golfer Emily Powers and former Jayhawk Amanda Costner were among 288 players who began play at the Duramed Futures Golf Tour Qualifying Tournament this week.
Mangino shifts attention to offense
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
Back in April, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino looked at his defensive unit and saw a disaster-in-waiting.
FSHS seniors different
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
An old-school coach who has his rules and believes in sticking to them with his Free State High soccer teams, Jason Pendleton usually doesn’t keep more than eight seniors on his boys soccer team. In part because there was little normal about the dedication of this senior class, Pendleton kept 11.
Our Town Sports
November 5, 2009
JGC Winners: Mike Beaton, Mike Ordrowski, Conrad Roberts and Pete Whitenight teamed for 19-under and won the Jayhawk Golf Club’s three-ball waltz Sunday at Alvamar. Runners-up at 14-under were Gary Gatten, Mike Naegele, Ed Scholtes and Bud Stagg. Tied at 12-under were Randy Gebhards, Mike Farve and Drew Walters, and Chris Anderson, Bill Hamilton and Mike Hertling.
Phillies fail to repeat
November 5, 2009
Ryan Howard kept striking out. Cole Hamels had a meltdown on the mound. Brad Lidge imploded in a crucial spot.
Johnson stuck on K.C. bench
November 5, 2009
Given Derrick Johnson’s sweet, humble nature, it’s a wonder he ever went out for football, let alone became an All-American linebacker and first-round draft choice.
Senate acts to extend aid for jobless
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
Recognizing that a weak economy still needs a government boost, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to provide the jobless with up to 20 weeks in additional unemployment benefits and expand a first-time homebuyer tax credit to include a far larger pool of people entering the dormant housing market.
Panel votes to give SEC more money, power
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
The House Financial Services Committee voted Wednesday to give federal regulators more power and money to police major players in the stock market, four months after Bernard Madoff was sentenced for the biggest investment scam in history.
Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs.
Former HP CEO targets Boxer’s Senate seat
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
Former Silicon Valley executive Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she is running for the chance to seize liberal stalwart Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat, depicting the three-term Democrat as a Capitol Hill do-nothing who penned novels while jobs vanished and government spending soared.
Italian judge convicts 23 in CIA kidnap case
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
An Italian judge found 23 Americans and two Italians guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect, delivering the first legal convictions anywhere in the world against people involved in the CIA’s extraordinary renditions program.
‘Off-pump’ not best heart bypass option
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
It seemed like a great idea — doing bypass surgery while the heart is still beating, sparing patients the complications that can come from going on a heart-lung machine.
Soil samples to help save Potter Lake
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University scientists who travel all over the state gathering data on lakes stayed home on Wednesday conducting research in their backyard. What they found was enough silt in Potter Lake to fill roughly 600 dump trucks with mud.
Poll: Independents growing more skeptical of Obama
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama and the Democrats have a problem heading into next year’s elections for control of Congress — they’re losing independents to the Republicans and parts of their own Democratic base to apathy.
AARP reportedly to support Democrats’ health care overhaul
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A1
In a coup for House Democrats, AARP will endorse sweeping health care overhaul legislation headed for a history-making floor vote, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Lawmakers plan to discuss death penalty
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A5
A proposal to abolish the Kansas death penalty will be considered by lawmakers during the second week of the 2010 legislative session, a legislator said Wednesday.
Forgery of personal checks reported
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 66-year-old Lawrence woman reported Monday forgery of personal checks.
Senior Services plan chili, bingo fundraiser
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt., will be host to its annual Fall Chili Feed and Prize Bingo fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sociology professor first to win award
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University sociology professor Joey Sprague is the first recipient of the E. Jackson Baur Professorship in Sociology.
Senior Little ponders sitting out this season
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B4
Mario Little, the subject of Kansas University’s first “Pop-Up Video” of the basketball season, gives the production mixed reviews.
H1N1 vaccine to be offered in Baldwin City
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer an H1N1 immunization clinic Saturday in Baldwin City.
No decision made on Lone Star’s weeds
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County Commission didn’t take any action Wednesday night on the ongoing issue of overgrown vegetation in Lone Star Lake.
Commandos seize huge Iranian arms shipment
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
Open crates from a cargo ship seized Wednesday by Israel revealed dark green missiles inside. Containers from the vessel bore writing in English that said “I.R. Iranian Shipping Lines Group.”
Report: Kidnap suspect improperly supervised
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
A state report released Wednesday blasts corrections officials for missing chances to catch the sex offender accused of holding Jaycee Dugard captive in his backyard for 18 years.
Nightmare in Cleveland hidden on block short on dreams
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A6
The run-down Cleveland neighborhood where 50-year-old Anthony Sowell quietly carved out an existence is the type of place where women can disappear almost in plain sight.
Horoscope for November 5, 2009
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B8
For Thursday, Nov. 5: This year, you greet change more openly than in the past. You recognize what you can and cannot hold on to. Be aware of others and their influence on your life. A child or grandchild might be rebellious, upsetting your daily life and a relationship. If you are single, you could meet several exciting people. If you are attached, the status quo might change, but you can make the adjustment as partners. Gemini reads you cold.
Downward mobility, Hollywood-style
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B8
How do you go from “Charles in Charge” to overcharged? From “Eight is Enough” to not having enough to avoid foreclosure? From minor celebrity to major drug addict?
Pump patrol
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.57 at several stations.
Journalist discusses Iraq War’s lessons
Book centers on 4 Army generals and leadership in conflict
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A3
When Greg Jaffe and David Cloud started to write their book, they set out to determine why the Iraq War was a near-catastrophe.
Gay leaders blame TV ads, Obama for loss in Maine
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A10
Stunned and angry, national gay rights leaders Wednesday blamed scare-mongering ads — and President Barack Obama’s lack of engagement — for a bitter election setback in Maine that could alter the dynamics for both sides in the gay-marriage debate.
Pakistan’s 1st Fashion Week ‘sheer defiance’
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A10
With paramilitary Rangers deployed to prevent terrorist attacks on the host hotel, Pakistani designers and models challenged firebrand mullahs and Taliban insurgents Wednesday by staging the country’s first “Fashion Week” in Karachi.
Dodge City reporter faces subpoena
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B10
The Dodge City Daily Globe is challenging a county attorney’s efforts to obtain a reporter’s notes and testimony about a jailhouse interview she conducted with a man charged in a fatal shooting.
3 million acres taken out of conservation program
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B10
Surveying undulating grasslands that disappear into the western Kansas horizon, retired farmer Joe Govert pointed out parcel after parcel no longer enrolled in a federal program that pays property owners not to farm environmentally sensitive land.
Hy-Vee to serve free breakfast to veterans
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
Hy-Vee stores in Lawrence and throughout the Midwest will honor America’s veterans with a free breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
CritiTech participates in European event
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
CritiTech Inc. of Lawrence participated in BioPartnering Europe this week.
Free State Brewing’s charity efforts lauded
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence earned the Restaurant Neighbor Award in the medium business category from the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association on Aug. 26.
Nurses association elects new board
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Kansas State Nurses Association announced its 2009-2010 officers and board members during its annual business meeting Oct. 9 in Salina.
Analysis questions Cash for Clunkers
Most common swap: New pickups for old ones
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
The most common deals under the government’s $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program, aimed at putting more fuel-efficient cars on the road, replaced old Ford or Chevrolet pickups with new ones that got only marginally better gas mileage, according to an analysis of new federal data by The Associated Press.
Commodities
November 5, 2009 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday.
Parents should teach financial stewardship
November 5, 2009
I’m a hovering parent, especially when it comes to the money my children get and spend.
State subsistence
There’s nothing wrong with cutting government fat, but the Kansas budget can only take so much.
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A8
It’s hard to imagine that any Kansan doesn’t share Gov. Mark Parkinson’s “hope … to present a budget that doesn’t include any tax increases” for the coming fiscal year. The only problem, as Parkinson noted, is “we need some help on the revenue side,” and that help doesn’t seem to be coming.
Creative asset
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: After attending the jobs forum last Thursday and being impressed with the openness and diversity of those participating, I read with interest Saturday’s J-W editorial, “First steps.”
Voice of experience
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: This is in regards to the new homeless shelter. Not all homeless people are bad. There are some that are on hard times and trying to get back up.
Truman could offer Obama a lesson on biased media
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A9
Harry Truman could’ve taught Barack Obama a thing or two about how to deal with a hostile press — basically, by ignoring it.
40 years ago: Building permits down from last month
November 5, 2009
October surprisingly produced only half the worth of the previous month for building permits. In September, the local figure had been $1,420,000. October did not even reach the $750,000 level.
25 years ago: Interest in women’s soccer grows
November 5, 2009
There was a growing local interest in soccer for women and Kansas University had a “soccer club” that had produced several competitive teams in the area. KU had no scholarships at the time but eventually got a formal soccer program.
100 years ago: Prowlers sighted near Haskell
November 5, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 5, 1909: “Two men, one middle-aged and the other young, have been prowling around Haskell Institute for the past three evenings, giving the Indians a great scare. Last night the mysterious prowlers were discovered in the boiler room of the hospital building but knocked over a guard and escaped by horse and buggy. The men have been seen in a number of Haskell locations, then they disappear. … More than 200 from Lawrence were in Lincoln to see the Kansas football team defeat Nebraska by a 29-0 score. The Jayhawks now have a 7-0 record and will play on Nov. 12 at Oklahoma.”
Costs of defensive medicine disputed
November 5, 2009 in print edition on C10
Dr. James Wang says he tries to tell his patients when extra medical procedures aren’t necessary. If they insist, though, he will do it — not so much to protect their health as his own practice.
Drugs that work and won’t break the bank
November 5, 2009 in print edition on C10
Last year pharmaceutical companies spent more than $4 billion urging patients like you to “ask your doctor” about their drugs. But if you want a prescription that won’t empty your wallet while still keeping you well, you might start asking your doctor about drugs you don’t see on TV.
High jobless rate plagues Democrats
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A8
A year after Barack Obama’s election stirred broad hopes for change among American voters, persistent high unemployment and the spectacle of continued gridlock in Washington threaten Democratic dominance of the political landscape.
Afghan government fails legitimacy test
November 5, 2009 in print edition on A8
Actress Cate Blanchett, who has played Queen Elizabeth I, is performing here, portraying someone less than regal — anxious Blanche DuBois, in Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.”