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Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Photo galleries
The day in photos, November 11, 2009
Polls
When is it the right time to put up Christmas decorations?

Poll results

Response Percent
The day after Thanksgiving
 
56%
Early December
 
25%
Now is a good time
 
9%
Keep them up all year
 
5%
Christmas Eve
 
2%
Total 1142
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Xavier Henry puts up a jumper prior to tipoff against Pittsburg State, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: KU gives highlight-reel performance in 103-45 exhibition win over Pitt. State
5:38 p.m., November 10, 2009 Updated 11:37 p.m.
Freshman Thomas Robinson led the Jayhawks with 17 points.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson throws one down as Pittsburg State defenders Quincy Owens (23) and Spencer Magana (2) watch during the first half Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Robinson not just a ‘motor’
November 11, 2009 in print edition on 1B
One of the coolest things about the game Dr. James Naismith invented in Springfield, Mass., as it’s played today, is that no two players are alike.
10:00 a.m.
The U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 234th birthday locally on Tuesday with veterans and friends at the Dole Institute of Politics. In traditional style, Col. Ivan Glasco, second from right, and Capt. Jose Nicolas cut birthday cake to mark the occasion. John Diehl, left, was recognized as the oldest Marine in attendance and received the second piece of cake, while 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Jordan Alley, center, was to receive the third piece for being the youngest Marine there. Glasco, the assistant chief of staff of the Marine Corps Mobilization Command and the guest of honor, got the first piece. U.S. Marines of all ages celebrate 234th birthday of Corps
November 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Marine survivors from every major American military operation since World War II were represented as about 200 Lawrence area Marines celebrated the Corps’ 234th birthday on Tuesday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
2:00 p.m.
Deerfield third-grader Amanda Stinnett practices writing a “W” in cursive in this 2009 file photo. Education officials see more cuts coming
November 10, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis said public schools will see a $150 per student decrease in spending immediately because education costs have gone up and state leaders have said they will not make up the difference.
6:00 p.m.
Tommy Hutchinson works on an area farm Tuesday morning. At age 27, Hutchinson, who served in the Navy Reserves in Iraq, is part of a new generation of military veterans. New generations putting stamp on military service
November 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
On this day, when America pauses to honor its veterans, the very nature of the word is undergoing a shift to include a new generation of soldiers.

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A month later, Aberdeen residents still waiting to enter their burned apartments
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
As Jennifer Goode stares at the large hole that flames left in the roof of her Aberdeen South apartment building last month, she figures the chances that her childhood blanket is still intact are between slim and none, but she’d like to know for sure.
Douglas County ceremony honors America’s veterans
Veterans of all wars urged to share voices
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A1
The United Veterans’ Organization of Douglas County gathered Wednesday to commemorate military service and sacrifice for Veterans Day.
Independent counsel behind Bill Clinton investigation will speak at KU
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
Ken Starr, a former independent counsel whose investigations led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, next week will visit the Kansas University School of Law.
Sunflower School educator chosen as Lawrence Master Teacher
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A1
First-grade teacher Kassie Shook walked into the library at Sunflower School on Wednesday for what she thought was a collaboration meeting with the entire teaching staff.
Options discussed for lighted path between KU, downtown
Brick sidewalks, motion-activated lights considered, but concerns are expressed
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
New details and concerns emerged Wednesday about a lighted pathway being planned between downtown Lawrence and the Kansas University campus, as student, city and community leaders discussed the best options to move the project forward.
H1N1 clinics begin Wednesday at Lawrence schools
November 11, 2009
Don’t forget today’s the first day of the H1N1 vaccination clinics at Lawrence public schools.
Volunteers making progress on new Health Care Access building
November 11, 2009
The new Health Care Access building at 330 Maine is shaping up.
Phoenix prep signs with KU
As expected, combo guard Woolridge joins Jayhawks
01:49 p.m., November 11, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Royce Woolridge, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Sunnyslope High in Phoenix, Ariz., signed an official basketball letter of intent with Kansas University Wednesday in a late-morning ceremony at his high school.
Police accuse ‘victim’ in Long John Silver’s break-in of lying, committing crime himself
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B8
A man who said he was robbed and kidnapped Friday night has been arrested on suspicion of falsely reporting a crime and burglarizing the business he worked for, local authorities said.
Former Topeka mayor still wants teaching license
November 11, 2009
Former Topeka Mayor Doug Wright, who went to prison for felony theft, is asking the Kansas State Board of Education to grant him a teacher’s license.
Kansas conservation activist Jan Garton dies at 59
11:34 a.m., November 11, 2009 Updated 12:23 p.m. in print edition on A4
Most tourists don’t know it, but they owe their enjoyment of the Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands to Jan Garton’s tenacity. The wetland, a major stopping point for migrating birds in the Central Flyway, was drying up and state wildlife officials seemed resigned to it, which is where Garton came in.
Statehouse Live: Kansas schools get A for academics in new report card
10:26 a.m., November 11, 2009 Updated 10:26 a.m. in print edition on B7
Kansas scores well on student performance, but lower in some other areas
KU’s Learned Hall closed for several hours after early-morning mechanical problem
Parts of building filled with smoke; Reopened at approximately 3:45 a.m.
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
A building on the Kansas University campus was closed for about three hours early Wednesday after a mechanical problem caused a section of the building to fill with smoke.
KU Hospital has record year
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A6
Kansas University Hospital admitted more patients and spent more money in the year ending June 30 than it has in its history.
New generations putting stamp on military service
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A1
On this day, when America pauses to honor its veterans, the very nature of the word is undergoing a shift to include a new generation of soldiers.
Abdul-Jabbar has leukemia
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging.
POV’ salutes the Troop Greeters
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B8
The documentary series “POV” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) honors Veterans Day with “The Way We Get By.”
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B5
There are brains and there is brawn, and then there is Ndamukong Suh, the University of Nebraska defensive tackle who appears to possess a good amount of both.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University junior guard Conner Teahan will not red-shirt this season. He scored seven points while playing 15 minutes in Tuesday’s 103-45 rout of Pittsburg State in Allen Fieldhouse.
A grand slam
Marcus’ dunk lifts KU
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris’ vicious one-handed slam — off a no-look, left-hand, over-the-shoulder feed from Tyshawn Taylor — ranks as the 6-foot-8 sophomore’s top dunk in a game. Ever.
Spread offense falling out of favor in Big 12
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B1
It started, like these things typically do, slowly and discretely. Teams called for a few fewer passing plays per game. A fourth receiver was pulled in favor of an extra tight end. An I-back here, a few bunch formations there. All minor things, maybe not even detectable to the average fan.
Gorillas’ Iba floored by Jayhawks
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B4
Prior to the opening tipoff of Kansas University’s exhibition basketball game against Pittsburg State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, KU coach Bill Self presented Pitt State coach Gene Iba with a one-foot-square piece of the Allen Fieldhouse floor that was used from 1992 through 2005.
Haskell women roll past St. Mary
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B3
Justina George scored 34 points, and Haskell Indian Nations University rolled past St. Mary, 85-49, in women’s basketball Tuesday night at Coffin Complex.
There’s much to hate about Yankees
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B2
Now that the Yankees are back on top, I can settle into a more natural state of dark hatred and enthusiastic loathing for them. All is right with the world.
Scouting report: It’s cookie season
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lydia Storm had never had cookies and milk with somebody so famous.
Pump patrol
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Babcock Place fire leaves water damage
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
A small fire inside an apartment unit forced many residents to the curb Tuesday evening at Babcock Place Apartments, 1700 Mass.
Group mobilizes for issue advocacy
Democrats organizing listening tours
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
Days after the House narrowly passed a major health care reform bill, about 30 Lawrence-area residents gathered at the Kansas Union Tuesday to discuss further strategies on advancing the legislation.
Farmers’ Turnpike project on schedule
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A5
A rebuilt Farmers’ Turnpike is expected to reopen for traffic by Thanksgiving, a Douglas County official said.
Subway train stops short of hitting woman
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
The driver of Boston subway train that came to a screeching halt just before hitting a woman who had fallen onto the tracks has been hailed as a hero.
Aldrin named honorary consul general to moon
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
Los Angeles County has given moonwalker Buzz Aldrin a new title: Honorary consul general to the moon.
Obama salutes victims, promises justice
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
Somberly reciting 13 names and 13 stories, President Barack Obama saluted the Americans killed at this Army post as heroes who died for their country — and promised a nation demanding answers that “the killer will be met with justice.”
Blame game erupts over probe of Fort Hood suspect
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
Finger-pointing erupted between federal agencies Tuesday over Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan.
Jihadist threat underplayed
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A9
By now, the script should be disturbingly familiar. Whether in the Middle East, or increasingly in America, a fanatical Muslim blows up or goes on a shooting spree, killing many.
Right costs GOP N.Y. seat
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A9
Who is Dede Scozzafava? If you believe Rush Limbaugh, she’s a “liberal woman.” Columnist Michelle Malkin called her a “radical leftist.” There’s “nothing Republican” about her, according to the New York Post editorial board.
Criminal damage reported on Haskell campus
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported Monday criminal damage to multiple items valued at a total of $1,870.
Hunting bow, cash reported stolen from vehicle
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 43-year-old Syracuse, N.Y., man reported Monday theft of multiple items from a vehicle.
Ballard-Hanson fills FSHS need
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B3
Gabe Ballard-Hanson sat in Haskell Stadium last fall and contemplated whether he should change uniforms.
Bicycle theft reported on Mass. Street
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported Sunday the theft of a bicycle valued at $2,300.
Free State chef serves lesson on nutrition
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
The main item on the menu for a Lawrence second-grade class on Tuesday was the value of what they were eating.
D.C.-area sniper Muhammad executed
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind behind the sniper attacks that left 10 dead, was executed Tuesday as relatives of the victims watched, reliving the killing spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002.
City recognized for ‘Digital Government’
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence city government has been lauded for its use of technology.
Bidding dates set on stimulus projects
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
Commissioners agreed to start the bid process for a pair of federal stimulus projects.
Commission agrees to rezone property
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to annex and rezone a longtime vacant piece of property near the “Kasold Curve.”
City moves forward on laboratory building
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A4
A $2.9 million proposal for the city and county to purchase a west Lawrence laboratory building to boost the community’s standing in the bioscience community won a key vote of confidence Tuesday.
Troops on high alert after navy battle
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
South Korea’s troops went on high alert today for possible retaliation by North Korea after one of its navy ships was nearly destroyed and an officer reportedly killed in a skirmish with the South, ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.
Horoscope for November 11, 2009
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B8
For Wednesday, Nov. 11: Many people support your long-term goals. In fact, so many that you might be taken aback. Knowing your long-term priorities might be instrumental. If you are single, you’ll meet someone through your friends. If you are attached, socialize with couples and people you both enjoy more often. Don’t become self-absorbed as a couple.
People in the news
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B8
Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards are out, and the people choose vampires.
Code Talkers break silence
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A7
The famed Navajo Code Talkers, the elite Marine unit whose unbreakable code stymied the Japanese in World War II, fear their legacy will die with them. Only about 50 of the 400 Code Talkers are believed to be still alive, most living in the Navajo Nation reservation that spans Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Many are frail or ill, with little time left to tell the world about their wartime contribution.
Chemical BPA in Chinese factory workers linked to sex problems
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A7
Male factory workers in China who got very high doses of a chemical that’s been widely used in hard plastic bottles had high rates of sexual problems, researchers reported today.
Topeka Zoo gorilla died of aneurysm
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B10
Topeka Zoo director Mike Coker says a gorilla at the zoo died from an aortic aneurysm.
Commodities
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Best electronics for the holiday shopping season
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B9
No matter what electronic gadget consumers are looking for this holiday season, they’ll find quality products at unusually low prices as retailers and manufacturers try to entice purchasing in this tough economy.
Visitors Bureau wins 2 marketing awards
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau was presented with two marketing awards at the Travel Industry Association of Kansas’ annual meeting Oct. 18-20 in Overland Park.
Maps available of oil, gas fields
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B9
Nearly 6,000 oil and gas fields drilled in Kansas since 1860 are shown in a series of new maps now available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at Kansas University.
Mandatory service
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: How is it that this country has become bogged down in endless war in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Vote supported
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: As an American who has watched both friends and family suffer under our disastrous health insurance system, I’m proud that my congressman, Rep. Dennis Moore, had the political guts to vote for H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Safe routes
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation staff are presenting some good ideas at their public forums. One element that is missing from their presentation is a safe routes to schools initiative.
Pressing need
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: While the passage of Health Care Reform in the House is historic and we need to thank our local representatives for their support, the job is not finished.
Women still suffering in Afghanistan
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
I came to this city of clean, tree-lined streets, near the Iranian border, to write about Afghan women.
Thanks, vets
America’s veterans deserve the best social services and medical care this nation has to offer.
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
Today is Veterans Day, but it shouldn’t be the only day we remember and honor the contributions of America’s military veterans.
Shop Talk: Sale item brings back taste of Italy
November 11, 2009 in print edition on C1
Saturday’s World Market ad ran an item that brings back fond childhood memories.
Recipe for change: Film battles policies of industrial food giants
November 11, 2009 in print edition on C1
When the phrase “food fight” leaves the lips of the hero of a children’s movie, it always comes with a few exclamation points and waste — lots of lobbed mashed potatoes, smashed tomatoes and flying slices of pizza.
Food magazines seek niche
November 11, 2009 in print edition on C3
Since Conde Nast shuttered Gourmet magazine a month ago, the world of food publishing has been consumed by postmortems.
Game birds require special handling
November 11, 2009 in print edition on C1
My son is going pheasant hunting with some friends this weekend. This is his first time, so I was talking to him about the importance of food safety.
Israel says major cities are in Hezbollah’s range
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A10
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has significantly expanded its ability to strike deep into Israel with rockets that can now reach the Jewish state’s largest cities, and now possesses tens of thousands of projectiles, Israel’s army chief said Tuesday.
Poll: Country in a funk
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A2
The euphoria of 2008 is over: America is in a funk.
Robinson not just a ‘motor’
November 11, 2009 in print edition on B1
One of the coolest things about the game Dr. James Naismith invented in Springfield, Mass., as it’s played today, is that no two players are alike.
100 years ago: County corn, wheat harvests plentiful
November 11, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 11, 1909: According to the state report on the corn and wheat crops for 1909, Douglas County raised 1,637,325 bushels of corn, one of the largest crops in the country, with a worth of more than $800,000. Final estimates on county wheat were for 381,932 bushels, not as large as in some years but still a strong crop. The worth of the wheat is about $350,000, so the county has had a great year after evidence the final totals would not be nearly that good.
40 years ago: Outbreak disturbs Veterans Day event
November 11, 2009
A patriotic ceremony in South Park in connection with Veterans Day was marred when an American Legionnaire struck a Kansas University student at the event after the student had indicated displeasure with Vietnam War involvement by the United States.
25 years ago: Director of admissions leaving KU
November 11, 2009
Since taking the job of director of admissions at Kanas University in 1980, Linda Thompson was leaving to marry Dr. Scott Robinson of Bakersfield, Calif., and pursue a job prospect in California. Thompson had become one of KU’s finest recruiters in her time on the job here. She did not cite the job she was seeking out west.
Vatican looks to heavens for signs of alien life
November 11, 2009 in print edition on A10
E.T. phone Rome. Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe, the Vatican has called in experts to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implication for the Catholic Church.