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Polls
Do you think you could be an impartial juror in the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused 9/11 planner?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
56%
Yes
 
39%
Not sure
 
4%
Total 774
Do you want Mark Mangino to remain as the football coach at KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
47%
Yes
 
40%
Undecided
 
12%
Total 1823
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Marcus Morris watches as a last-second shot by Memphis guard Elliot Williams as it goes up, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Williams missed the shot and the Jayhawks won, 57-55. FINAL: KU survives Memphis, 57-55
7:57 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 12:47 a.m.
UM’s Elliot Williams missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer as KU held on for the two-point win.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich gets up to reject a shot by Memphis guard Elliot Williams during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Center Aldrich steady
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Xavier Henry missed shots, froze the offense by keeping the ball too long and at times was sloppy.
10:00 a.m.
About 60 officers and animal officials removed 169 birds Tuesday from this property at 2174 N. 700 Road. Two arrested in suspected Douglas County cockfighting ring; 169 birds seized from property
12:46 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 4:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Two people were arrested Tuesday after a cockfighting operation was raided at a rural Douglas County home south of Eudora, authorities said.
10:00 a.m.
A section of an original span of the Kansas Turnpike bridge over the Kansas River came down Sunday afternoon. The blast happened around 12:15 p.m., and was the first of three planned explosions to demolish the bridge. The second blast was scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning, but the fog moved it to 10:30. One bridge spectator will really have a blast
12:00 a.m., November 18, 2009 Updated 2:29 p.m. in print edition on 3A
One of the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s 100 or so invited guests will get a chance to blast a 250-ton section of steel with the push of a button.
1:10 p.m.
Online chat
Ready to quit smoking? LMH educator is ready to help
November 18, 2009
Aynsley Anderson, community education coordinator for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is ready to help smokers kick the habit. She teaches smoking cessation classes at LMH and in the community. She also can offer tips on how nonsmokers can help loved ones and friends accomplish their goals.
2:30 p.m.
Kasey Lane, a worker at Lasting Impressions in The Malls Shopping Center, sorts through clothes for sale Tuesday. The shopping center at 23rd and Louisiana streets is celebrating a half-century in business this year. Lasting Impressions has been in the Malls for 20 years. Malls still a fixture after 50 years
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 11B
John Kiefer remembers the early days when he opened Kief’s Records and Hi-Fi in a space at The Malls Shopping Center, on the southwest corner of 23rd and Louisiana streets.
6:00 p.m.
Melanie Birge smokes what she hopes will be one of her last cigarettes. After 32 years of smoking, Birge hopes to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout this week. Smoker ready to extinguish habit
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Ten-year-old Katie Pina wants her mom to stop smoking.

All stories

No. 19 KU women pick up road win over Iowa, 66-55
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
Danielle McCray scored 20 points and No. 19 Kansas used a late 11-0 run to beat Iowa 66-55 on Wednesday night.
LMH expects rise in charity care to affect its bottomline in 2010
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders expect to end 2010 in the black with an operating profit of $7 million. But, that’s down 26 percent compared to the $9.5 million projected for this year, and 13 percent from 2008’s profit of $8.1 million.
Lawrence Arts Center names new executive director
Humanities and English teacher at Lawrence High to take job on Dec. 1
06:01 p.m., November 18, 2009 Updated 09:31 p.m. in print edition on A3
Susan Tate, who has taught humanities and English at Lawrence High School since 1989, will begin work at the Lawrence Arts Center on Dec. 1, according to a news release from Bill Carswell, arts center board president.
Tonganoxie child, 2, making remarkable recovery after traumatic accident
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
Since late September, Brooklyn Sickman has been at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., recovering from injuries she received when a 300-pound barn stall gate fell on her head.
Lawrence schools preparing for another round of budget cuts
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence school district is preparing for two more rounds of cuts from the state in coming months that could bring the total budget shortfall to 10 percent of its operating budget.
Statehouse Live: More higher education cuts expected, regents say
02:56 p.m., November 18, 2009 Updated 02:56 p.m.
Parkinson expected to make budget cuts next week.
Charges dismissed against Perry man in KU parking lot robbery case
12:17 p.m., November 18, 2009 Updated 04:06 p.m.
Charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Perry Man who was accused by police of robbing a man on Nov. 12 in a Kansas University parking lot, prosecutors said.
Men arrested on suspicion of cockfighting to make first court appearances
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Two Douglas County men arrested on suspicion of cockfighting are scheduled to make their first appearances in court Wednesday afternoon, court workers said.
Regents to discuss state higher education funding in Kansas at Wednesday meeting
November 18, 2009
The board that oversees Kansas’ higher education system is considering its funding problems.
The great escape
Kansas survives rematch
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris hoped for the best as Memphis’ Elliot Williams hoisted a possible game-winning three-pointer with just a couple seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Hall of Fame Showcase at Scottrade Center.
Five indicted in scam targeting agencies
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B12
A federal grand jury in West Virginia has linked five more people to an international scam that allegedly tricked government agencies in several states into paying at least $3.3 million to bogus companies with names that sounded like legitimate firms.
Great coffeemakers perk up the daily grind
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B11
As more and more consumers look for ways to save money, many may be trading their beloved drive-through coffee for java made at home.
Malls still a fixture after 50 years
Kief’s owner recalls store’s beginnings
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B11
John Kiefer remembers the early days when he opened Kief’s Records and Hi-Fi in a space at The Malls Shopping Center, on the southwest corner of 23rd and Louisiana streets.
B.A. Green project earns certification
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B11
B.A. Green Construction Co. Inc., Lawrence, received a LEED Silver certification for the Westar Lawrence Operations Center, completed early this year.
Cottonwood Inc. renews accreditations
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B11
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International announced Nov. 6 that Cottonwood Inc. has renewed its accreditation for a period of three years for the following programs:
Noodles & Company set to open Friday
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B11
Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves noodles, soups and salads inspired from around the world, will open its third restaurant in Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Friday at 8 W. Eighth St.
Fear of offense is dangerous
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A11
That the Fort Hood gunman had plenty of enablers is unmistakable.
KU pain must be shared
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A11
Over recent weeks there has been a growing “buzz” on campus that a committee of high-level administrators has been meeting with the purpose of formulating a plan to deal with the next round of budget cuts, if they come.
100 years ago: University boulevard on its way to being constructed
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 18, 1909: The university boulevard which has been discussed and agitated for months is at last assured of success. The state penitentiary has offered to furnish the brick for the state’s portion of the work. The brick will be made by the convicts at Lansing and can be brought here at little expense.
25 years ago: Dole to request additional funding for Haskell
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
In an attempt to shore up the shrinking budget for Haskell Indian Junior College, Kansas Sen. Bob Dole said he would ask for about $800,000 in additional funding for the college. Dole said such a request was reasonable and justifiable and pledged to give his best to get the added money.
Thankful vets
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Once again, our Hy-Vee stores honored and gave thanks to area veterans on Veterans Day by serving them all-you-can-eat free breakfasts at their two stores.
Bottom-up strategy could bypass Karzai
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
Is there any way to get around Afghan President Hamid Karzai?
Toilet tolerance
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
Oread residents put up with a lot, but having portable toilets dotting their neighborhood for months at a time is asking too much.
Mental health week
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
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.
KU sets H1N1 clinic
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University will offer about 900 free doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to students between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at Watkins Memorial Health Center.
HVAC contract
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
Commissioners unanimously agreed to award a contract to maintain the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems of the Lawrence Police Department Investigations and Training Center to P1 Group Inc.
Proposed ban on panhandling protested
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
Talk of a crackdown on panhandling in downtown brought out protesters to City Hall on Tuesday.
Lawrence man reports theft of jewelry
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 56-year-old Lawrence man reported Sunday the theft of personal items from a residence in the 1800 block of Indiana Street.
One bridge spectator will really have a blast
12:00 a.m., November 18, 2009 Updated 02:29 p.m. in print edition on A3
One of the Kansas Turnpike Authority’s 100 or so invited guests will get a chance to blast a 250-ton section of steel with the push of a button.
Pump patrol
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
Roof repairs on county agenda
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners at their meeting today will consider authorizing staff members to solicit bids to repair the courthouse roof.
Investigation under way
Football review involves personnel matter
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Kansas University football program and its coach soon will be under review.
Harris voices his support for coach
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Beleaguered Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino insists he hasn’t “lost” his players.
NU’s Suh eager to face K-State
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh says Kansas State’s run-oriented offense might be just what he needs to break out of his slump.
Mangino wins games, not friends
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
When he coached his team to an Orange Bowl victory and a 12-1 record just two seasons ago, he was fiery, a western Pennsylvania, blue-collar underdog who made it big and never forgot his roots.
Ex-Chief Johnson signs with Bengals
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Larry Johnson might have his career up-and-running sooner than expected.
Chiefs’ Bowe suspended
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing substances.
40 years ago: School board tables budget recommendation
November 18, 2009
The local school board tabled a recommendation to exceed the budget limit and called for more study of the figures.
Pink’ turkey is no cause to push the plate away
November 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
I know that the color “pink” in cooked turkey meat raises a red flag to many diners and cooks.
What do I do with… Sweet potatoes
November 18, 2009 in print edition on C1
Underneath all that Thanksgiving jazz is a nutritional powerhouse that is comfortable being enjoyed a myriad of ways. Yes, it’s sweet potato season.
Tiger liked 3’s chances
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B6
Elliot Williams couldn’t have felt better about his three-point shot to win the game in the final seconds.
BCS hires executive
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
BCS officials selected Bill Hancock to become the first executive director of college football’s postseason system.
Center Aldrich steady
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
Xavier Henry missed shots, froze the offense by keeping the ball too long and at times was sloppy.
Probe aims to determine if Mangino went too far
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B1
There never were any illusions when running back Brandon McAnderson chose to sign with Mark Mangino’s Kansas University football program in 2003.
Smoker ready to extinguish habit
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
Ten-year-old Katie Pina wants her mom to stop smoking.
Tax target
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Tuesday’s Journal-World reports that our esteemed anti-tax anti-tax anti-tax legislators are now reversing field, suggesting increased taxes to fund a new highway program but OH, NEVER NOTHING for schools.
Schools can’t wait
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: The editorial titled “Patience,” published on Nov. 9 acknowledged that Kansas schools will be hurt by budget reductions, but “now is not the time to pursue it.”
Teen’s tall tale makes it to small screen
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
Nothing says Christmas like the voice of William Shatner.
People in the news
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for November 18, 2009.
Money manager sues Cage
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
Nicolas Cage is being sued by his former business manager, who claims lavish spending, not his advice, is to blame for the actor’s financial problems.
Horoscope for November 18, 2009
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, a unique resourcefulness bubbles up. Learning to tap into it could be more important than you realize. Learn to let go of the tried-and-true more easily. If you are single, you draw some unusual types to you — suitors who might be very exciting but not necessarily stable. The end result could be some heartache, until you find the right person, who you will see many ups and downs with.
Better not cough: Santas lobby for swine flu shots
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A12
Forget cookies and milk. Santa wants the swine flu vaccine.
Don’t blame fast food: Mummies had heart disease
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
You can’t blame this one on McDonald’s: Researchers have found signs of heart disease in 3,500-year-old mummies.
How to pay for health overhaul? Tax the rich
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
Americans don’t want to shoulder the cost of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul themselves.
Poll: Americans say sometimes it isn’t easy being green
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Sometimes it’s easier to think green than be green.
Obama: Rally the world for climate deal next month
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama, with China’s leader at his side, lifted his sights Tuesday for a broad interim accord at next month’s climate conference that he said will lead to immediate action and “rally the world” toward a solution on global warming.
Police car in accident ahead of motorcade
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
A police car working ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade was involved in a minor traffic accident Tuesday evening, but it wasn’t part of the procession and the vice president was unhurt.
Woman pleads guilty, apologizes for abduction
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Seven years after she was abducted at knifepoint, Elizabeth Smart finally has an apology — and a guilty plea — from one of her kidnappers.
Army suicide rate on pace to surpass 2008
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli on Tuesday called the Army’s record suicide rate this year “horrible” and said the problem of soldiers taking their own lives is the toughest he has faced in his 37 years in service.
New device boosts heart failure survival
November 18, 2009 in print edition on A2
For the first time, a miniature heart pump shows the potential to become a widely used, permanent treatment for many older people with severe heart failure. But can we afford it?
Wicked west Texas
Devastating injuries, losses haunt OU
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
None of Oklahoma’s players can claim many happy memories from playing at Texas Tech.
Robinson plays sparingly
Freshman sat out so Aldrich could play
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B7
Kansas University freshman Thomas Robinson logged just two minutes in the Jayhawks’ 57-55 victory over Memphis.
Iowa still hoping for major bowl trip
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B8
All season long, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz dismissed the BCS talk that swirled around the program, saying simply that the Hawkeyes would probably end up where they belonged.
Haskell women stop St. Mary
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
Maria Parker scored 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and Haskell Indian Nations University defeated St. Mary, 70-63, on Tuesday night in women’s basketball. Parker connected on 10 of 12 shots.
KU women set sights on Iowa
November 18, 2009 in print edition on B4
It’s atonement time for Iowa University’s women’s basketball players.