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KU to launch Monarch butterflies into space
Students in eastern U.S. to follow KU’s butterflies in space
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The International Space Station is getting some unusual new temporary residents — monarch butterflies from Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program.
Cessna rehiring 200 laid off workers
November 12, 2009
Cessna Aircraft Co. is calling back 200 workers it laid off earlier this year as the company resumes production of its Citation Sovereign business jet. The Wichita aircraft maker is also ramping up its new Citation CJ4 business jet.
Aberdeen residents get word they’ll be let back into their apartments
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Victims of an Oct. 8 fire at Aberdeen South Apartments got the news they were hoping for on Thursday.
Owner gets dog back 8 months after losing her
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
You can call her the miracle dog. Eight months after losing her Yorkshire terrier outside a Lawrence grocery store, Tammy Yergey was reunited with the little dog, Tinker.
Weight Watchers members donate food as they lose weight
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Weight Watchers center donated 400 pounds of food and diapers to local pantries on Thursday.
Second suspect charged in attempted robbery at mobile home
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors announced charges Thursday against a 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man arrested in connection with an attempted robbery in August that ended with the suspects being shot.
Public forum set for tonight on new Lawrence Community Shelter, LJWorld.com will have live blog
04:29 p.m., November 12, 2009 Updated 09:04 p.m.
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter will meet with members of the public to discuss the proposed new shelter at the location of the former Don’s Steakhouse, 2176 E. 23rd Street.
Driver injured in Tonganoxie wreck transferred to KU Hospital
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Tonganoxie man injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Tonganoxie and who was originally taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been transferred to Kansas University Hospital, a hospital official said Thursday.
Little to red-shirt this season, Self says
No final call made yet on Travis Releford
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas senior Mario Little will red-shirt this season, KU coach Bill Self said Thursday.
Legislators believe pressure is building to consider furloughs of state employees
03:47 p.m., November 12, 2009 Updated 03:57 p.m. in print edition on B10
The Kansas Legislature’s budget committee chairmen believe pressure is building for furloughs in state government.
Statehouse Live: KU proposes increase in room and board
03:47 p.m., November 12, 2009 Updated 03:47 p.m. in print edition on A3
Increase in housing and meal costs goes to Kansas Board of Regents for consideration.
Lawrence’s Woodlawn School earns three Challenge Awards
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Challenge Awards recognize Kansas schools with students who meet uncommon accomplishments based on the state standardized test achievements and school population.
Topeka area woman dies from swine flu; death toll from virus at 18 in Kansas
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
A woman from the Topeka area has died from the H1N1 influenza virus, bringing the number of Kansans who have died from the infection to 18.
Fair Trade Holiday Market opens Nov. 27 in Lawrence
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
Beginning later this month, Lawrence’s annual Fair Trade Holiday Market will return to Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Great American Smokeout is Nov. 19; story wins award
November 12, 2009
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 19.
KU receives $6 million contract for vaccine research
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
A $6.85 million contract from the National Institutes of Health will help Kansas University researchers study ways to safely deliver vaccines.
Legislators to meet next week to discuss underfunded state pension system
November 12, 2009
A panel of Kansas legislators meets next week to address the state pension system’s long-term funding problems.
Attorneys of man who says he killed George Tiller ask for change of venue
07:59 a.m., November 12, 2009 Updated 03:40 p.m.
Lawyers for a man who has publicly admitted killing a Kansas abortion provider are seeking to move the trial out of Wichita.
Digital Canvas: East meets Midwest in Asian video exhibit, “Extra/Ordinary”
November 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
The newest exhibit at the Spencer is an exploration of Asian art that’s more YouTube than Louvre, examining the commonplace through video, a medium that has itself become commonplace…
Gonzalez poses for PETA
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
Here’s a change in Atlanta: a Falcons player showing some love for animals. Providing quite a contrast to Michael Vick’s gruesome dogfighting operation, tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife, October, posed in the nude for an anti-fur advertisement from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Lions’ Minnis taps WSU
Lefty pitcher sold on Shockers’ tradition
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
Albert Minnis signed a baseball letter of intent with Wichita State.
Wal-Mart to keep stores open to ease Black Friday dashes
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A6
Wal-Mart Stores said Wednesday it will keep its stores open 24 hours and take new crowd-control measures Thanksgiving weekend after a temporary employee was trampled to death in a Black Friday rush last year.
Pump patrol
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Gene mutation found in humans that seems key in evolution of speech
November 12, 2009 in print edition on C10
Chimps, our nearest relative, don’t talk. We do. Now scientists have pinpointed a mutation in a gene that might help explain the difference.
U.N.: Hunger stunts 200M children
November 12, 2009 in print edition on C10
Nearly 200 million children in poor countries have stunted growth because of insufficient nutrition, according to a new report published by UNICEF Wednesday before a three-day international summit on the problem of world hunger.
100 years ago: Poll, road taxes under fire
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A8
The state supreme court last Saturday handed down an opinion that may affect the collection of poll taxes and road taxes in this city and many others in the state. The city of Iola had filed a suit calling such collections illegal and the court seems likely to uphold that view.
Free State’s Caron signs with K-State
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
Once Chantay Caron made up her mind, it was all over. And Kansas State had been on her mind for a long, long time. “I’ve kinda been stuck on (K-State) forever,” Caron said prior to signing a national women’s basketball letter of intent with KSU on Wednesday.
Haskell comes up short against Ottawa
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
Haskell’s men’s basketball team remained winless for the season, losing to Ottawa University, 64-63.
Kansas women sign four
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
Four high school senior guards — three from Texas — have signed national women’s basketball letters of intent with Kansas University.
Sunflower sweep
Kansas makes short work of KSU
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
KU completed a season sweep of in-state rival Kansas State, winning in straight sets on Wednesday, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-23. The victory marked the first time since 1993 that the Jayhawks had swept the season series with the Wildcats. Because the victory came in three sets — just like the earlier meeting in October in Manhattan — it also marked the first time in series history the Jayhawks won the series without the Wildcats winning a single set.
Our Town Sports
November 12, 2009
Waugh Hole-in-One: Jerry Waugh used a 22-degree hybrid to ace the 155-yard No. 8 hole Thursday at Alvamar Country Club. Witnesses were Ross Randall, Bob Shmalberg and Bob Stephens.
Services set for former Kan. governor Avery
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
Funeral services will be Saturday for former Gov. William H. Avery in the northeast Kansas town where he grew up.
Pet adoption event set for Saturday
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
Orscheln Farm and Home will partner with the Lawrence Humane Society for a pet adoption event Saturday at the store, 1541 E. 23rd St.
Tires, rims reported stolen
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 27-year-old Lawrence man reported Tuesday the theft of four truck tires and four 15-inch truck rims.
Funeral home reports benches stolen
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Funeral Chapel, 3821 W. Sixth St., reported Tuesday the theft of two outdoor benches valued at a total of $1,000.
Second man arrested in connection with August robbery
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
A second man was arrested Wednesday in connection with an attempted robbery in August that ended when two men were shot by the man they attempted to rob.
Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Lou Dobbs, whose anti-immigration stance roiled controversy, has exiled himself from CNN.
Foreclosures dip 3% in October
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
The number of homeowners on the brink of losing their homes dipped in October, the third straight monthly decline, as foreclosure prevention programs helped more borrowers.
Brown pelicans no longer endangered
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction.
Kidney angioplasty brings risks, no benefit
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
If you’re among the hundreds of thousands of Americans with clogged kidney arteries, you might want to consider trying medicines before rushing into angioplasty to open them up. The pricey procedure is no more effective and carries surprisingly big risks, a study found.
Losing streak ‘hurts’ Jayhawks
KU football reeling over recent skid
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football players are reeling from their four-game losing streak.
Weather blamed in Brazil blackout
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Heavy rain, lightning and strong winds caused blackouts that left nearly a third of Brazilians — 60 million people — in the dark, officials said Wednesday as they scrambled to restore confidence in the country’s infrastructure before soccer’s 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
County endorses CritiTech proposal
Commissioners unanimously give initial approval for plan
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday night gave the second major vote of confidence this week to a $2.9 million proposal for the city and county to purchase a west Lawrence laboratory building.
Mormons throw support behind gay-rights cause
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A6
It looked like a stunning reversal: the same church that helped defeat gay marriage in California standing with gay-rights activists on an anti-discrimination law in its own backyard.
Missing tax refund? Check with the IRS
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
More than 700 Kansans have tax refunds that have been returned to the Internal Revenue Service because the checks were undeliverable.
Report: 10 states are confronting looming budget disasters
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
In Arizona, the budget has grown so gloomy that lawmakers are considering mortgaging Capitol buildings. In Michigan, state officials dealing with the nation’s highest unemployment rate are slashing spending on schools and health care.
Merkel helps French mark end of WWI
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
For the first time since World War I, the leaders of Germany and France held a joint ceremony on Wednesday to commemorate the end of the conflict, saying it is now time to celebrate their countries’ reconciliation and friendship.
‘Office’ plots looking terribly familiar
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
Has “The Office” (8 p.m., NBC) run out of ideas? Disturbing rumors about Dunder-Mifflin’s future drive Michael to peculiar and distracting behavior, leading Jim to doubt his sanity. Let’s put aside the question of why this is the first time Jim has wondered about Michael’s mental health.
Swift CMA’s entertainer of year
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
It’s been Taylor Swift’s year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year award.
Horoscope for November 12, 2009
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Thursday, Nov. 12: This year, focus on your goals, and you will succeed. If you feel off center, simply look at your priorities, and you will become comfortable once more. If you are single, a friendship could evolve into a lot more. At times you might regret this transformation. Do understand that this change was inevitable. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from weekends away together. Libra makes an excellent healer for you.
Few Americans make end-of-life wishes known
November 12, 2009 in print edition on C10
Lillian Landry always said she wasn’t afraid to die. So when death came last week, the 99-year-old was lying peacefully in a hospice with no needles or tubes. Her final days saw her closest friend at her side and included occasional shots of her favorite whiskey, Canadian Mist.
5 men charged with sex crimes
November 12, 2009 in print edition on C10
Authorities on Wednesday were searching a rural property in western Missouri for bodies and buried glass jars containing notes written more than 15 years ago by children who may have documented sexual abuse by five members of their own family.
Report looks at county’s learning programs
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B8
The new Kansas Kids Count statistical look at the education, health and economic well-being of the state’s children shows the need for more early learning opportunities in Douglas County, an official said Wednesday.
Market finds new treasure in gold
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
The new gold rush is on. The price of the precious metal is soaring, hitting a record $1,119 an ounce on Wednesday — confounding market analysts who thought there was no way gold would remain so expensive when it first cracked the unheard-of $1,000 mark last year.
Pioneering cardiologist William Ganz dies
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Dr. William Ganz, a pioneering cardiologist and one of the inventors of a specialized catheter, has died. He was 90.
Woman treated and released after Wednesday morning rollover accident
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 31-year-old Hutchinson woman was taken to a Topeka hospital Wednesday morning after a single-vehicle rollover accident west of Lawrence.
KU to discuss health care reform
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
Health care reform will be the topic of a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. today at Kansas University’s School of Medicine.
Commodities
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday.
Congress shouldn’t stretch ‘first-time’ credit
November 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
It’s official: We have a new tax break for people who don’t need it, with money our government doesn’t have.
Jobs lost
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Every month, when I pay my Lawrence Memorial Hospital bill (city-owned hospital), the return envelope has the payment going to Kansas City.
Saving lives
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As Veterans Day approaches every year, I’m reminded of the many sacrifices made by our veterans on land, air and sea. I am also reminded of the many who have made ultimate sacrifices, i.e., loss of life, limb, state of mind, or all of the above.
Q&A with Kansas health officer about H1N1
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, the state’s health officer, answers questions concerning the H1N1 virus and vaccine.
Muslims troops deserve support
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
A sampling from the Web: “Why are these Muslim invaders allowed to carry on freely in this country … protected by outreach, Obama, and PC mental illness?” “Simply put, most Muslims in non-Islamic countries have an evil ax to grind and a scurrilous hidden agenda.” “Muslims should be deported from this country! They offer nothing to Americans!”
Financial example
New generations of Americans might think about adopting some “old-fashioned” standards on money and debt.
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
After living through the Great Depression and World War II, members of the Greatest Generation knew the importance of minimizing their debt and saving for a rainy day.
Strong U.S. currency is Fed’s top duty
November 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
One of the many television commercials exhorting viewers to buy gold says solemnly that it is an asset whose value “has never dropped to zero,” a boast that surely sets a record for minimalism.
40 years ago: Chancellor to speak about U.S. involvement in Indochina
November 12, 2009
Kansas University chancellor Laurence Chalmers was to be a featured speaker for a November campus moratorium designed to protest U.S. involvement in Indochina. The events were being planned by the KU Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.
25 years ago: KU officials address bigotry, anti-Semitism
November 12, 2009
Kansas University officials again were concentrating on issues of bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism after issues of all of these had arisen recently. Further, new battle lines were being drawn regarding sexual preference and the heterosexual and homosexual segments of local society.