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Google VP tells KU audience that cloud computing, Internet by mobile is the future — and that it’s in reach
November 16, 2009 in print edition on B9
Brian McClendon, Google vice president, predicted a movement toward Internet use on mobile phones Monday during a visit to Kansas University.
Kansas libraries team up to teach children to read, get fit
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
It might have taken a few minutes for the group of about 40 preschoolers to stop wiggling around. But as soon as author Doreen Cronin began reading her book Monday afternoon at the Lawrence Public Library, the children were all ears.
Lecompton man dies from injuries he received in motorcycle accident
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Lecompton man died Sunday from injuries he received in a Nov. 6 motorcycle accident on Kansas Highway 10, a local funeral home said.
C.J. Henry cleared to play against Memphis
KU guard still might not see much action; Releford talks about red-shirting
03:21 p.m., November 16, 2009 Updated 03:53 p.m.
Kansas University freshman basketball guard C.J. Henry said this afternoon he’s been cleared to play in Tuesday’s game against his former school, Memphis.
State officials kick around possibility of tax increases to fund new transportation plan
Funding for highway plan could come from higher fees, levies on fuel
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Key state officials on Monday said that increasing taxes for a new transportation plan would help the economy by providing jobs.
Tonganoxie driver hospitalized after rollover on U.S. Highway 24-40
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A man was hospitalized Monday morning after a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Basehor.
Bishop Seabury students collecting food this week
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Bishop Seabury Academy’s annual food drive kicks off this week, and students hope to collect at least 4,000 non-perishable food items for this year’s event.
Let’s rally around the smokers who will be participating in the Great American Smokeout
November 16, 2009
Two of my co-workers will be participating in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday. Another co-worker has been smoke-free for one week. Woo! Hoo!
Bert Nash marks Mental Health Wellness Week by offering tips for good health
November 16, 2009
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is participating in the nation’s first Mental Health Wellness Week, a grassroots public awareness campaign taking place this week — Nov. 14-21.
Douglas County to mail property tax bills soon; payments due Dec. 21
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office will mail real estate and personal property tax bills Thursday.
Kansas Health Foundation awards $50K to four county projects
November 16, 2009
The Kansas Health Foundation has awarded $50,890 total to four organizations in Douglas County to help improve health and wellness in the community.
Statehouse Live: Various tax proposals discussed for highway plan; Jenkins gets statement from lobbyists; KU seeking bonds for energy efficiency projects
10:36 a.m., November 16, 2009 Updated 02:19 p.m.
Highway advocates pushing for transportation dollars; New York Times reports U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins used lobbyist statement; Regents will consider proposal aimed at utility savings.
Winter weather advisory issued for Douglas, other nearby counties until Tuesday morning
21 accidents reported in Lawrence
10:01 a.m., November 16, 2009 Updated 07:32 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended its Winter Weather Advisory eastward into Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Franklin counties, in addition to numerous counties west of the Lawrence area.
Ottawa man injured after striking dead cow on U.S. 59 between Lawrence, Ottawa
November 16, 2009
A 59-year-old Ottawa man was injured Sunday night after he hit a cow, which was already dead, laying in the roadway on U.S. 59 Highway, between Lawrence and Ottawa.
Lawrence farmers, crafters to have ‘Christmas Sale in the Country’
November 16, 2009
Lawrence-area farmers and crafters will be having a “Christmas Sale in the Country.”
Tools offered to help prepare for Great American Smokeout; searching for someone who will be participating
November 16, 2009
The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is Thursday. We are searching for someone who will be participating in the event.
Mixed bag
Henrickson only half happy
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team beat ORU, 106-80.
Emporia professor’s novel reflects personal experiences
November 16, 2009
Barry Smith had just missed the breakfast service at the diner in Pratt by 10 minutes. That slight time difference sparked a story.
Pastor spurs donations of one day’s wages
November 16, 2009
The effort started, as these things do, with a great deal of idealism. Pastor Eugene Cho, of Quest Church in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood, had traveled to developing countries, saw people living in poverty, read about the issues.
Jellyfish swarm northward in warming world
November 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net.
Dozens of detainees get day in court
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
In courtrooms barred to the public, dozens of terror suspects are pleading for their freedom from the Guantanamo Bay prison, sometimes even testifying on their own behalf by video from the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
Apology is given for children shipped from Britain to colonies
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued a historic apology today to thousands of impoverished British children shipped to Australia with the promise of a better life, only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home.
In China, Obama describes freedoms as ‘universal rights’
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pressing for freedoms on China’s own turf, President Barack Obama said today that individual expression is not an American ideal but a universal right that should be available to all.
Study raises questions about cholesterol drugs
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin — drugs still taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.
State fights to reverse polar bear protection
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he has the best interest of polar bears at heart, but he doesn’t intend to let the federal government’s expanded protection for bears get in the way of the state’s continued prosperity.
Acting on tip, officials search for missing girl
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Authorities acted on a tip Sunday and searched a wide area in south-central North Carolina trying to find a 5-year-old girl reported missing by her mother, who has been charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.
French, Afghan troops push into hostile valley
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of French and Afghan troops on Sunday pushed into a hostile valley in eastern Afghanistan where militants launch quick attacks, then disappear into hillside villages.
GM to begin repaying aid by end of year
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
General Motors Co. will begin paying back $6.7 billion in U.S. government loans by the end of 2009 and could pay off that full amount by 2011, four years ahead of schedule, according to a person familiar with the matter.
25 years ago: United Fund meets fundraising goal
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Lawrence United Fund officials and workers had a substantial victory to celebrate at a noon “victory luncheon.” The year’s fund-raising goal was $470,882 and as of the breakfast meeting there was a $599 surplus with still more funds and pledges to come in.
100 years ago: Dyche becomes game warden
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 16, 1909: Gov. Stubbs today formalized his choice of L.L. Dyche, noted university scientist, as state fish and game warden. Dyche held out until the governor assured him he could have all the time he needs for his university assignments.
Fee service
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Debit cards are convenient but not when they cause customers to rack up unexpected bank charges.
Help lined up for Thanksgiving dinner
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen will be serving a Thanksgiving meal at First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets, on Nov. 26. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, deliver, and serve meals.
Women put on a show
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Look for Allen Fieldhouse crowd counts to climb from Sunday’s figure (3,860) once word spreads throughout town about just how captivating a show sixth-year Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson’s best team puts on.
Library fundraiser offers hole-in-one family fun
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
So far, there aren’t any windmills or alligator mouths to aim for.
Johnson cruises to win
NASCAR driver in line for fourth title
November 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
When a fluke accident cost Jimmie Johnson a huge chunk of his points lead, he knew there was no more room for error in his bid to win a NASCAR record fourth consecutive championship. But when it came time to plot a strategy for Phoenix International Raceway, playing it safe was never an option.
Chiefs win! Chiefs win!
K.C. victimizes — who else? — Oakland, 16-10, for second victory
November 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Since the middle of the 2007 season, no team in the NFL has been worse than the Kansas City Chiefs. All the losing and mistakes somehow disappear when the Chiefs arrive in Oakland.
Cost of indecision in Afghanistan is too high
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
he more President Barack Obama examines our options in Afghanistan, the less he likes the choices he sees.
Abortion makes return in health debate
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Is it possible to hear the sound of hands wringing? Or of souls agonizing? Or of ironies clanging?
FBI agent to give Chandler lecture
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
An FBI agent featured in the movie “The Informant!” will deliver the Anderson Chandler lecture at Kansas University on Dec. 1.
Recession intensifies Generation X discontent at work
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
They’re antsy and edgy, tired of waiting for promotion opportunities at work as their elders put off retirement.
Credit card changes hit consumers
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
When Robert Baker, director of education for Housing and Credit Counseling Inc., talks to a client, he imparts the wisdom of his mythical grandmother.
Health clinic needs $66K for move to larger, more convenient location
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Health Care Access still needs to raise $66,000 before it can move from its cramped home near Haskell Avenue and 19th Street to a more spacious building across the street from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mangino likes new-look offensive line
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino indicated Sunday that he has found an offensive-line alignment he’s happy with —Tanner Hawkinson at left tackle, Sal Capra at left guard, Jeremiah Hatch at center, Jeff Spikes at right guard and Brad Thorson at right tackle — after plenty of mid-season tinkering.
Lawrence blogger finalist in style contest
November 16, 2009
Katy Seibel, a Lawrence blogger and fashion writer, is one of eight finalists in the America’s Most Stylish Blogger contest.
Dobbs says his departure from CNN was ‘amicable’
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
Lou Dobbs says he doesn’t feel like he was pushed out of CNN, the news organization where he worked for all but two years of its existence until last Wednesday.
Sales tax boosts research, education efforts
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Though returns from a Johnson County sales tax are suffering from the recession, Kansas University projects benefiting from the tax remain on track.
Class acts: Free State junior shares work behind ‘Pippin’
November 16, 2009
With a cast and a tech crew of more than 60 talented members, we truly are presenting our own piece of magic at Free State High School; and just as our first chorus of the musical states, “It’s all for you.”
Building bonds: Lawrence retiree’s foundation is family
November 16, 2009
Looks can be deceiving. When you meet soft-spoken grandmother Nancy Ezell, 74, it’s hard to imagine she ever threw eggs against a wall, or dated every boy in her high school.
Flying cheap for the holidays
Doing a little airline homework can pay off
November 16, 2009
The great plane-ticket sale of 2009 is coming to an end.
Try a new take on Thanksgiving dinner
November 16, 2009
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.” Kathie and Patrick Nichols, Lawrence, share some recipes with host Jayni Carey.
Prevent motion sickness
November 16, 2009
The flight or road trip is over, but you still think you are moving in a car or airplane. Motion sickness is common on vacations, but a few pre-vacation actions could lessen the effects of the nauseating problem.
Super sites for green living
November 16, 2009
Here are some go-to sites for environmentally friendly living:
Pump patrol
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.45 at several stations.
Complete home makeover a family project
November 16, 2009
A family of raccoons and a few pigeons were the only residents of the northwest Lawrence home purchased at auction by Kathie and Patrick Nichols.
Two injured in Sunday afternoon accident
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Two people were taken to hospitals Sunday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident on the turnpike.
Movie, speakers address food issues
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
“Food, Inc.,” a 2009 documentary about the nation’s food industry, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Pet post: It’s never easy saying goodbye
November 16, 2009
When an animal’s behavior changes — it’s not eating, sleeping comfortably, grooming itself or moving around, can’t eliminate or has no interest in playing — the time may be near.
Some hot tips to help choose a smoke alarm
November 16, 2009
Installing a smoke detector is an easy task, but choosing the right detector and deciding where to install it requires a little forethought and information.
Leather will still look lux through spring 2010
November 16, 2009
Leather is a hot item this season, and the trend will carry on well into spring 2010. If you haven’t caught hold of the leather trend quite yet, check out some of my ideas for the latest leather fashions:
River City Jules: Meet a mom on the edge …
November 16, 2009
WARNING: Do not read this column if you are looking for information on how to crochet matching sweaters for your children, keep house plants alive, balance a checkbook or teach your toddler a foreign language.
Bridge no match for explosives
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Turns out 250 tons of riveted, reinforced steel doesn’t stand a chance against 6 pounds of copper-encased explosives.
Born to rock: Lawrence parents review ‘Hushabye’ and other hip children’s music
November 16, 2009
Lullabies can be real snoozers. That’s the point, of course. But a few lullaby CD compilations aim to add a little musical zip — and familiarity — for parents while still rocking the little ones to sleep.
Horoscope for November 16, 2009
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
This year, you feel that you can make some powerful changes. Your birthday falls on a New Moon, signaling new beginnings in key chosen areas. Your magnetism and energy are enhanced. Relationships can have a new beginning. Your unusual charisma can work in your favor. If you are single, you could meet a new person with ease in the most unexpected place. A fellow Scorpio might read you too clearly!
Green on the vine
Kansas vineyards feature organic elements
November 16, 2009
Dennis and Cindy Reynolds own one of the only organic vineyard and wineries in Kansas.
Morris twins Tiger targets
Marcus, Markieff once were committed to Memphis
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Marcus Morris is thankful Tuesday’s Kansas University-Memphis basketball game will be played at a neutral site in St. Louis, not the Tigers’ 21,165-seat FedEx Forum.
This ‘Chef Academy’ cooks on a low flame
November 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
There was a time when it was enough for a chef to be recognized for the quality of his food and the popularity of his restaurants.