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KU vs. Hofstra Kansas Turnpike bridge explosion The day in photos, November 13, 2009
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Polls
Who will lead the Jayhawks in dunks in 2009-10?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
 
69%
Xavier Henry
 
17%
Thomas Robinson
 
9%
Other
 
4%
Total 1972
Who will be the leading scorer for KU against Hofstra?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
 
32%
Cole Aldrich
 
31%
Xavier Henry
 
14%
Thomas Robinson
 
10%
Marcus Morris
 
8%
Other
 
2%
Total 74
Are Title IX regulations, which are to ensure gender equality in college sports, still important?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
49%
Yes
 
46%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 1305
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jennifer Goode, with her dog Louie, left, and Kim Springer lost their apartments in the fire at Aberdeen South in October. Residents still haven’t been allowed in the apartments to get personal items and other belongings. Aberdeen residents get word they’ll be let back into their apartments
November 12, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Victims of an Oct. 8 fire at Aberdeen South Apartments got the news they were hoping for on Thursday.
6:00 a.m.
Tammy Yergey has found her dog Tinker after eight months, by the way of a good samaritan who found the dog and helped reunite them after searching through lost dog ads. Owner gets dog back 8 months after losing her
November 12, 2009 in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Students camp Thursday for tonight’s game in a newly expanded area in Allen Fieldhouse. The money to help build such expansions comes from an increase in donations to Kansas University Athletics, which are up significantly. KU sees dramatic rise in sports donations
November 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
While Kansas University’s private giving levels continue to remain strong, the pace of giving to athletics has increased more dramatically than giving to academics.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University students and Monarch Watch research assistants Emily Hrenchir, Paola sophomore, front, and Kate Bendfeldt, Leawood senior, transfer caterpillars to small plastic containers equipped with food that will be placed in larger packages to be shipped to hundreds of classrooms in the eastern half of the country as part of the “Monarchs in Space” program. Three monarchs supplied by Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program are set to be carried into space Nov. 16 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. KU to launch Monarch butterflies into space
November 12, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The International Space Station is getting some unusual new temporary residents — monarch butterflies from Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich tosses a ball over his head to forward Markieff Morris during warmups prior to tipoff against Hofstra, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Xavier Henry sets KU freshman debut record with 27 points in 101-65 rout of Hofstra
5:52 p.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 9:56 p.m.
Henry made eight of 12 shots and five of eight three-pointers in his first game as a Jayhawk; Self announces after the game that Travis Releford will red-shirt.

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Olathe North defeats Free State 41-28
08:00 p.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 09:52 p.m.
Free State (8-3) fell to Olathe North (11-0) in a Class 6A state football quarterfinal game tonight in Olathe.
FINAL: Xavier Henry sets KU freshman debut record with 27 points in 101-65 rout of Hofstra
05:52 p.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 09:56 p.m.
Henry made eight of 12 shots and five of eight three-pointers in his first game as a Jayhawk; Self announces after the game that Travis Releford will red-shirt.
Roberts not happy with health care reform debate
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Friday criticized the content of health reform legislation and the process used by Democrats in Congress to try to pass it.
Harrison Barnes chooses North Carolina
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C5
Harrison Barnes, the No. 1-ranked player in ESPNU’s class of 2010, chose North Carolina at a 3:10 p.m. Friday press conference televised by ESPNU.
Statehouse Live: Herd paintings awarded by Kansas Lottery
01:53 p.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 01:53 p.m. in print edition on B4
Kansas Lottery gives away original works of art in second-drawing contest.
Prosecutors want to bar ‘necessity’ defense from Roeder trial
November 13, 2009
Prosecutors in Kansas want to bar the man suspected of killing a Wichita abortion provider from using the so-called necessity defense.
Robbery in KU parking lot reported
12:46 p.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 07:27 a.m. in print edition on B3
A person was punched in the face and robbed Thursday night while walking to his car at Kansas University, police said.
Oread residents hope to flush portable toilets out of neighborhood
As crowds clamor for KU football, portable toilets have become a fixture
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Yes, there’s talk about toilets as the Jayhawks prepare for their final home game of the year. And no, it is not what you think.
Lawrence event aims to connect survivors of suicide, help others understand their losses
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
National Survivors of Suicide Day is Saturday, Nov. 21, and the public is invited to watch a 90-minute American Foundation for Suicide Prevention broadcast and then participate in a local discussion.
FBI says it received letter warning them that man who confessed to shooting Tiller could be violent
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that more than a month before Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed, it received a letter warning them about the man now charged in the case.
Lawmakers not convinced by proposal to close Topeka state hospital
November 13, 2009
Local legislators are skeptical that a proposal to close a state hospital in Topeka will save Kansas money.
No charges will be filed against KU football or basketball players involved in brawl
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
City prosecutors have determined no criminal charges will be filed against members of Kansas University’s football and men’s basketball teams, in connection with a public fight that broke out between the teams in September.
Health Department schedules two more H1N1 vaccination clinics for all priority groups
November 13, 2009
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will have two community H1N1 clinics open to all priority groups.
A mover’s truck is stuck in a Harvard Road roundabout
08:27 a.m., November 13, 2009 Updated 07:25 a.m.
A mover’s truck is blocking traffic at a roundabout at Harvard Road and Moundridge Drive, just east of Wakarusa Drive.
MoveOn having rally to thank Moore for supporting health care bill
November 13, 2009
The Kaw Valley Council of MoveOn is hosting a “honk and wave rally” to thank U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore for supporting the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Transcendent deli: Filmmaker examines mystique behind family’s famed eatery
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
From the outside, it doesn’t look like much. Just a white and reddish-brown shack in a residential neighborhood. But for many Kansans, it’s a landmark as significant as the state Capitol or Allen Fieldhouse.
Diversity is two-way street
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A9
Government and military officials have issued statements since last week’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that have nothing to do with the reality of what occurred, what is occurring and what our enemies would still like to have occur all over the United States.
People in the news
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for November 13, 2009.
Rec calendar
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
Local sports in the area.
KU tennis taps 4-star
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas women’s tennis coach Amy Hall-Holt on Thursday announced the signing of Dylan Windom for the 2010-2011 season.
Complaints spur overdraft fee overhaul
Banks must inform users of penalties under rule
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Banks will have to secure their customers’ consent before charging large overdraft fees on ATM and debit card transactions, according to a new rule announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve.
Religion clearly part of Fort Hood story
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
What a surprise — that someone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” (the “God is great” jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives.
Lawrence’s Miller signs with K-State rowing
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High senior Shelby Miller always knew she’d end up going to college at Kansas State University.
‘2012’ a suitable disaster
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C2
Nothing like a dandy evening’s apocalypse to take the edge off recession, unemployment, Afghanistan and Glenn Beck.
Turnpike boss to follow blast at LJWorld.com
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
Count Michael Johnston, president and CEO of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, is among those who will be following Sunday’s scheduled turnpike bridge blast online at LJWorld.com.
Meier’s turn
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: It’s clear we can no longer ignore the elephant in the blue No. 5 jersey.
Eudora set for Paola
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
A spot in the Class 4A state semifinals will be on the line for the Eudora Cardinals when they play Paola at 7 tonight at Laws Field in Eudora.
KU sees dramatic rise in sports donations
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
While Kansas University’s private giving levels continue to remain strong, the pace of giving to athletics has increased more dramatically than giving to academics.
KU students report attempted burglary
November 13, 2009
Three Kansas University students reported Thursday the attempted burglary of their residence in the 2900 block of University Drive.
Palin: McCain aides kept me ’bottled up’
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family.
Lawyer: Balloon boy parents to plead guilty to avoid mother’s deportation
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium balloon have agreed to plead guilty in a deal that could send them both to jail but protect the wife from deportation.
Animal house of horrors uncovered
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
A mother of seven is accused of running a house of horrors for pets at her suburban Long Island home, forcing her children to help torture them and burying at least 20 dogs in her backyard — animals neighbors now fear were beloved pets that mysteriously disappeared over the years.
The hour may be at hand for Russia’s 11 time zones
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Russia has 11 time zones across its vast territory — and its leaders think that’s just too many hours in the day.
Health care too complex for Congress
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A9
There are some things we will never understand.
CDC: Swine flu sickened 22 million in 6 months
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
Swine flu has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and killed nearly 4,000, including 540 children, according to startling federal estimates released Thursday.
TLC, WE vie for wedding audiences
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
“Battle of the Wedding Planners” (9 p.m., TLC) increases the network’s movement into the service-as-entertainment arena, celebrating the drama and finding the comedy as caterers and bakers go about their tasks.
Horoscope for November 13, 2009
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year could be quite important and pivotal. How you respond to challenges will define the next few years. You are in the process of ending a cycle that began roughly 25 years ago. What was happening then? Where were you? If you are single, you’ll meet people who often aren’t available, though that part of them won’t be revealed immediately. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from taking a special vacation together, as well as weekends away from the daily grind. Libra reads you cold.
Obama wants revised Afghanistan options
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A10
President Barack Obama rejected the Afghanistan war options before him and asked for revisions, his defense secretary said Thursday, after the U.S. ambassador in Kabul argued that a significant U.S. troop increase would only prop up a weak, corruption-tainted government.
Family: Child sex abuse claims ‘repulsive’
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
Family members of five men charged in a bizarre child sex abuse case reacted with disbelief and sadness Thursday to the “unspeakable” string of alleged atrocities spanning two decades.
Suspect charged with 13 counts of murder
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
An Army psychiatrist was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the Fort Hood massacre as he lay in a hospital bed Thursday, while President Barack Obama ordered a review to determine if the government fumbled warning signs of the man’s contacts with a radical Islamic cleric.
U.S. adult smoking rate rises
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time in almost 15 years, dashing health officials’ hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent.
Driver sends Bugatti into pond; blames bird
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Police say a low-flying pelican distracted a driver in Texas, causing him to veer off a road and drive his million-dollar sports car into a salt marsh.
Dog missing 14 months found in Afghanistan
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
A bomb-sniffing dog that disappeared during a fierce battle in Afghanistan between Australian troops and militant fighters has been found and returned to its unit after more than a year.
RNC health insurance plan covers abortions
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Republican National Committee’s health insurance plan covers elective abortions for its employees, an option Republicans strongly oppose in health overhaul legislation that Democrats are trying to push through Congress.
Colleague says climber stranded in Himalayas
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
A veteran Slovenian mountaineer has become stranded in the Himalayas during a solo climb, and bad weather is hampering rescue efforts, a colleague said Thursday.
5 bodies found inside homes
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities say they found four bodies in a burning mobile home in southwest Arkansas and another person was found dead inside a nearby house.
Claims fall, but when will jobs come back?
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
With the sputtering job market flashing an encouraging sign — unemployment claims at their lowest point since January — the White House announced a summit Thursday to try to speed the day when hiring finally starts again.
Sad memories follow Cassel to Oakland
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B5
Preparing for Oakland this week has triggered memories for Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel that are both sad and uplifting.
Niners pick apart Bears
Cutler’s fifth interception dooms Chicago
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B5
San Francisco’s defenders figure the short week worked to their advantage: Jay Cutler couldn’t change much in four days, and the 49ers knew what to expect from Chicago’s quarterback.
Buckeyes advance to face Tar Heels
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
Ohio State coach Thad Matta chuckled when asked if his team had learned enough in two games to cope with what it will be facing in the next two.
Rutgers blanks USF
Knights stun No. 23 Bulls, 31-0
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
After listening to No. 23 South Florida talk about revenge all week, Rutgers sent its message on the field.
Weigh pros and cons before co-signing loan
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Millions of parents co-sign a loan application for their grown children every year. It’s a generous gesture, but it can be a risky one, too.
Specialist joins staff at Stephens Insurance
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Joye Johnson has joined Stephens Insurance, Lawrence, as senior market/health specialist.
Sunflower Foundation picks advocacy fellows
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Three Lawrence residents have been selected to be in the 2010 Class of Advocacy Fellows for the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.
HR director honored for volunteerism
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B9
Kelly Calvert, director of human resources for The World Company, has been honored by the Jayhawk chapter Society for Human Resource Management.
Terrorist act
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I am writing this on Veterans Day thinking of my Army friends at Fort Hood and the atrocity done recently by Major Hasan.
Final choices
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Thank you so much for including the article “Few Americans make end-of-life wishes known,” in the Nov. 11 Pulse section of the paper.
Better than that
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: First and foremost, I am a huge Jayhawk fan and like all KU fans I have a healthy dislike of K-State.
Fair play
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
It’s great that local donors want to contribute financially to Lawrence schools, but such donations can play havoc with school equity issues.
Speakers at forum criticize shelter proposal
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
A public forum on plans for a new homeless shelter on East 23rd Street turned into a rapid-fire listing of objections by neighbors on Thursday night.
Holiday Bazaar to feature 130 exhibitors
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
For local artist Breanna Haller, Lawrence’s annual Holiday Bazaar will provide a new outlet for her creative craft this year.
Local business reports theft, building damage
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Mailbox, 3115 W. Sixth St., reported Wednesday a burglary and theft of items from the business.
FSHS football, O-North meet in eerily similar situation
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Same time, same place, same stakes. If the Free State High football team’s season-long quest to get back to the Class 6A state title game is to come true, the Firebirds are going to have to draw on a rather large part of last year’s run to get them there.
Hofstra guard Jenkins a dangerous threat
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
The best player in the New York Metropolitan area will be competing in Allen Fieldhouse tonight.
KU football emotionally tough
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
It’s easy to look at a college football player and see his physical strengths. Chiseled arms, strong frames and athletic builds are common for most. But, at Kansas University, the one characteristic of strength that you can’t see just might be the most important.
Shoot for the stars
Freshman Robinson aspires to join wall of greatness
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson, who says “tradition played a big part” in his decision to attend Kansas University, wants to earn his rightful place in KU basketball lore.
Pump patrol
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
New facility electric
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Bill Self is, along with everything else, a super promoter, so when he calls the current Allen Fieldhouse package the best basketball venue in the world, some might be dubious.
U.S. Bank branches to start food drive
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B10
The U.S. Bank branches in Lawrence are collecting food and other items through Wednesday to benefit Ballard Community Services.
Afraid of Friday the 13th? You have plenty of company
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Henry Ford would have hated 2009, and not just because it’s been a tough year to sell cars.
Tennessee players charged
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Three freshmen Tennessee football players, including highly touted wide receiver recruit Nu’Keese Richardson and starting safety Janzen Jackson, were charged with attempted armed robbery Thursday morning.
Dolinsky nets honor
November 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas University senior midfielder Monica Dolinsky was an honorable mention selection on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s Team of the Year.
Net Worth: Accidental cult following helps remodel untidy ‘Room’
November 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
“Nobody knows anything.” That cautionary maxim attributed to screenwriter William Goldman (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”) is among the most oft repeated in Hollywood.
25 years ago: School board votes to issue unilateral teacher contracts
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
The Lawrence school board voted 5-2 to issue unilateral teacher contracts despite a 300-signature petition and a statement describing teacher dissatisfaction presented by two Lawrence Education Assn. members. Board members Maggie Carttar and Dan Pulliam voted against the contract move. Salary adjustment issues were at stake and the negotiations had dragged on seemingly interminably since the past spring.
100 years ago: Bank robber shot in Eudora
November 13, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 13, 1909: As of 3 p. m. today, Ross Bullock lay dying in the city hall at Eudora with a bullet through his head as the result of his second robbery of the Bank of Eudora. Bullock and a boy named McKay entered the front door of the bank where Fred Starr was making daily returns. They grabbed money, then without warning, Starr was shot and also is in serious condition. McKay gave up, it is not sure who shot Bullock, who may have committed suicide, but he was taken to city hall while Starr was brought to Lawrence. Bullock earlier robbed the bank and then killed a lawman in Lawrence. He has been at large since the first robbery on Oct. 11.
40 years ago: Firm awarded low-cost housing project
November 13, 2009
The Lawrence Housing Authority named the local architectural firm of Robertson and Associates to design the city’s multimillion-dollar low-cost housing project. There were to be 120 units of elderly and handicapped housing and 130 units of general occupancy dwellings.