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12:00 a.m.
Kansas receiver Kerry Meier holds his head in his hands as he sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter with teammates Todd Reesing, back, Tim Biere (86) and Jake Sharp (1), Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. FINAL: McCoy leads Longhorns over Jayhawks, 51-20
5:56 p.m., November 21, 2009 Updated 12:32 a.m.
UT’s senior quarterback threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns on his Senior Night, helping the Longhorns to the win.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University head football coach Mark Mangino speaks with Texas head coach Mack Brown before kickoff Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. KU coach kinder, gentler
November 22, 2009 in print edition on 1C
A kinder, gentler Mark Mangino watched from the sideline as his team was overwhelmed by Texas talent, 51-20, Saturday night in front of 101,357 witnesses who can’t give Lori Williams anything interesting for her investigative report.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and her husband, Shade Little, were in the crowd November 19, 2009, at Allen Fieldhouse to watch the Kansas men’s basketball team take on Central Arkansas. Chancellor’s first 100 days: Gray-Little listening, learning
November 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s new chancellor has spent her first few months in office traveling the state and country, meeting with key players and getting to know her way around in a new setting.
1:42 p.m.
Tom Wiggans, the democratic candidate for Kansas governor, will run against GOP candidate Sam Brownback in November. Democratic candidate vies for moderates’ votes
November 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wiggans identifies his political views as “moderate” on his campaign’s Facebook page.
6:00 p.m.
Skyler O’Hara applies spackling compound to a wall prior to painting in one of the classrooms Saturday at Stepping Stones child care center. O’Hara was part of the National Family Volunteer Day, organized locally by Roger Hill Volunteer Center. Families share in serving community
November 22, 2009 in print edition on 1B
When Amy and Chris Phalen go into the community to volunteer, their kids usually stay at home.

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Sade Morris scores career-high 26 points in KU women’s 77-66 win over Michigan
November 22, 2009
Sade Morris scored a career-high 26 points, leading the Kansas women to a 77-66 victory over Michigan on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU running back Opurum out against Missouri
November 22, 2009
Kansas University running back Toben Opurum will miss next Saturday’s regular-season finale against Missouri due to injury, coach Mark Mangino said Sunday night.
Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle
November 22, 2009
Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare.
Plant bulbs for spring treat
November 22, 2009
To plant a daffodil or tulip bulb is to plant a promise of spring, even as snowflakes and cooler temperatures beckon all but the hardiest gardeners indoors…
Longhorns roll over embattled KU
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
Mark Mangino could have used a break Saturday night.
More Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
The number of Americans traveling away from home for Thanksgiving will be up only slightly this year from 2008, according to a report from the AAA auto club.
Eudora students get Chinese instruction
KU Center for East Asian Studies puts on workshops
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
Randi Hacker stood in front of Staci Mann’s third-grade class, enthusiastically telling various students they were either a snake or a dragon. But in the context of the Chinese New Year birth animals, snakes are wise and dragons are pioneering and strong.
Horoscope for November 22, 2009
November 22, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, Nov. 22: This year, you are more upbeat and creative than you have been in years. You will verbalize your concerns and process them with greater ease. Your charisma builds, and you transform your style in many different areas of your life. One friendship could be strained this year. If you are single, you’ll meet people with ease. You will meet the person you choose to relate to while in your daily travels. If you are attached, the two of you will spend much more time mesmerized with each other, sharing ideas and feelings and acting much closer.
Pope, Anglican leader agree on closer relations
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A11
After offering a home in his church to disaffected Anglicans, Pope Benedict XVI assured the archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday that he is still committed to seeking closer relations between Catholics and Anglicans.
Behind the Lens: Snow elusive subject to photograph
November 22, 2009
Have you ever gotten prints back from your ski trip exposures and wondered why the snow didn’t look as white as you remembered?
Strong message needed on Afghanistan
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
The residents of the Afghan capital, both native and foreign, are waiting for President Obama — to make up his mind.
Mortgages
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 67 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Huskers sweep KU volleyball
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C3
With a chance to send one more message to the NCAA volleyball tournament selection committee before the end of the regular season, the Kansas Jayhawks were swept by No. 9 Nebraska in three sets Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
KU football kicker: ‘Stay slow, stay balanced’
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B5
We’ve all heard the kicker jokes, maybe even been the source of one or two ourselves, but kicking a football through the uprights is much more difficult that it looks. Kickers make it look easy.
How Senators voted
November 22, 2009
The 60-39 roll call Saturday by which the Senate voted to advance a measure overhauling health care to a full debate.
Game balls and gassers
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C6
Candidates for game balls and gassers, Nov. 21 at Texas
Brown lauds KU’s Mangino
‘Mark’s won a lot’
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C6
Texas coach Mack Brown admits he doesn’t know Kansas University coach Mark Mangino that well. He also doesn’t know many of the circumstances surrounding KU’s investigation of Mangino in the last week.
Haskell tops McPherson
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C3
Maria Parker had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, and Haskell Indian Nations University defeated McPherson, 65-57, in women’s basketball Saturday at Coffin Complex.
Michigan not playing like cellar dweller
No. 19 Jayhawks to face Wolverines today
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C3
Was Michigan University really picked to finish last in the Big 10 Conference preseason women’s basketball poll?
Winning seems to be losing luster
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C2
Of all the many mysteries surrounding our national pastime, none is more baffling than the rather peculiar obsession by so many who profess a love of baseball who repeatedly try to turn this wonderfully simple game into a mind-numbing, highfalutin’ brain twister.
Busch best in Nationwide Series
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C2
Kyle Busch made it a double dose of celebration, winning the Nationwide Series championship before completing a lap and capping his night at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his ninth trip to Victory Lane.
Life requested for U.S. suspect in murder case
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Prosecutors on Saturday requested life in prison for an American student and her ex-boyfriend accused in the fatal stabbing of her British roommate during a drug-fueled sex game — charges the U.S. woman dismissed as “pure fantasy.”
Chancellor’s first 100 days: Gray-Little listening, learning
3 goals take top priority: increasing graduation rates, research, private funding
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s new chancellor has spent her first few months in office traveling the state and country, meeting with key players and getting to know her way around in a new setting.
Huskers topple KSU, win North
Tech tramples OU, 41-13
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C5
Roy Helu Jr. ran 26 times for 95 yards and a touchdown, and Nebraska defeated Kansas State to win the Big 12 North on Saturday night.
Obama touts Asia trip as boost to economy
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama’s eight-day trip to Asia produced no tangible wins for the United States, though he is citing talks with Asian allies that he says could help create thousands of job and open new markets for American goods in the future.
Woman loses benefits over Facebook photo
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave for depression says she lost her benefits because her insurance agent found photos of her on Facebook in which she appeared to be having fun.
Repaired machine to explore mysteries of Big Bang
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Scientists are preparing the world’s largest atom smasher to explore the depths of matter after successfully restarting the $10 billion machine following more than a year of repairs.
China coal mine explosion deadliest in almost 2 years
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Rescuers worked in frigid cold to reach 21 miners trapped underground today as the death toll from a huge gas explosion in a northern Chinese mine jumped to 87 — the deadliest blast to hit the beleaguered industry in nearly two years.
Fort Hood suspect ordered held until trial
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood will be confined until his military trial, initially staying in a hospital where he is recovering from gunshot wounds, his attorney said Saturday.
Kansas’ Taylor bounces back from ‘freak night’
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
Kansas University sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor, who committed a career-high seven turnovers in Tuesday’s narrow victory over Memphis, bounced back to play an error-free game Thursday against Central Arkansas.
Bad month in Afghanistan ripples across U.S.
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
Every afternoon, seven days a week, Ed Epley has a 5 p.m. appointment with the war.
Top 25 college football roundup
Tebow triggers Gators’ rout
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C4
Tim Tebow accounted for three touchdowns and Brandon Spikes returned an interception for a score, and Florida extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 games.
Senate ready to debate health care bill
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Without a vote to spare, Democrats pushed their health care legislation over its first obstacle on the Senate floor Saturday, as the chamber voted to begin formal debate of a sweeping measure to guarantee medical coverage for nearly all Americans.
Police: Suspect may have eaten evidence
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
Police say a bank robbery suspect in Ohio may have eaten evidence when he gobbled a piece of paper while handcuffed and lying across the hood of a police cruiser.
Kansans capitalizing on tax credit to buy first house
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
A national study prepared for Congress shows about 2.2 percent of Kansas households will use the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit to buy their first house.
Toys for Tots sets up county collection points
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program soon will play host to several events to collect toys for needy children.
Families share in serving community
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
When Amy and Chris Phalen go into the community to volunteer, their kids usually stay at home.
KU coach kinder, gentler
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
A kinder, gentler Mark Mangino watched from the sideline as his team was overwhelmed by Texas talent, 51-20, Saturday night in front of 101,357 witnesses who can’t give Lori Williams anything interesting for her investigative report.
Lawrence men build homes a world away
Communication, climate present challenges at Thailand work site
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Language barriers and hot and humid temperatures couldn’t stop two Lawrence men and volunteers from around the world from building homes for the needy in Thailand last week.
Pride of LHS Marching Lions: Band looks back on winning season
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence High Marching Lions came in second at Kansas University’s Heart of America Marching Festival by the slimmest margin possible.
Developers propose redesigned Boardwalk Apartments
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Four years after a deadly fire destroyed portions of the Boardwalk Apartments, a plan has emerged to rebuild the entire northwest Lawrence complex.
Atheist student groups bloom on college campuses
More ‘irreligious’ young adults becoming vocal
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A9
The sign sits propped on a wooden chair, inviting all comers: “Ask an Atheist.”
Expectant dad finishes spacewalk
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A9
A spacewalking astronaut put aside the impending birth of his daughter and blazed through his first-ever venture outside the International Space Station on Saturday.
Ukraine’s ‘hot air’ bedevils global climate deal
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
Vladimir Gapor is a plumber by trade, but now he’s a scavenger, prying bits of scrap steel from the ruins of his old factory and selling them for a pittance.
Iran to hold war games to protect nuclear sites
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
Iran will begin large-scale air defense war games today aimed at protecting its nuclear facilities from possible attack, a senior military commander said Saturday, reflecting the country’s concern that Israel could make good on threats to strike militarily.
Democratic candidate vies for moderates’ votes
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wiggans identifies his political views as “moderate” on his campaign’s Facebook page.
Hackers leak e-mails, stoke climate debate
November 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
Computer hackers have broken into a server at a well-respected climate change research center in Britain and posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online — stoking debate over whether some scientists have overstated the case for man-made climate change.
Man cleared of wife’s death during nightmare
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E8
A British man who said he strangled his wife during a nightmare about fighting off an intruder has been found innocent in her death.
Road builder’s dream thwarted by violence
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E8
Khalid Khan stares through the dusty window pane, down across the rooftops of the capital, and wonders if they really know where he lives.
Man-O-Pause: Biological changes with aging strike men as well
November 22, 2009
Psychotherapist Jed Diamond started noticing the middle-aged guys around him were getting cranky…
25 years ago: Fines against Wolf Creek proposed
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission proposed a $75,000 fine against the Kansas Gas and Electric Co. because of problems with safety-related welds at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant.
40 years ago: Lawrence remains at 6A following shuffle
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Forty changes were announced in high school athletic classifications in Kansas, based on enrollment. Lawrence, as usual, remained in the big school class, 6A.
100 years ago: Kansas Normal team ends series with KU
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 22, 1909: That the Kansas Normal football team will never again play the state university was announced by Prof. D.A. Ellsworth of the Normal School who was here to address county teachers. “We have played the university year after year and we are outclassed,” he said. “It does not pay to humble our pride and run the risk of injuring our men by playing such a strong team as the state university is able to maintain.”
Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B5
A rundown of road work set for this week around the Lawrence area.
Tax priorities
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
How can state legislators consider new taxes for a transportation plan while millions of dollars are being cut from Kansas education budgets?
Trial could help restore American pride, honor
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
“We (should) wrap him in bacon and deep fry him at a state fair while Lee Greenwood stabs him in the face.” — Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” on confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Growing needs
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Businesses and individuals across Douglas County care about this community and show it with their support of United Way.
Coach’s antics
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Rare as hen’s teeth is my opinion as it relates to sports.
Shelter needed
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: When will we have the courage to create a new and improved Lawrence Community Shelter?
Don’t underestimate your p’s and q’s, Lawrence professionals say
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E1
Micah Kimball hid in the kitchen. Mark Woodward went to school. And Evan Ice?
Bankruptcies
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Crunch economic numbers yourself
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E1
Brokers, traders, analysts feed off numbers related to the health of the U.S. economy.
Minding your manners
Poor etiquette can be bad for business
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E1
You’re having a business lunch with your most important client. You take a bite of food and … UGH! You’re munching on a mouth full of gristle that you need to spit out. So do you reach for the napkin to secretly discard the food? Don’t you dare, says etiquette expert Sonia Jacobson.
New coffee-table book roundup proves ripe for flipping
November 22, 2009
A remarkable coffee-table book provides flashes of fancy with each page, not slow-burning reading material. These new books are ripe for the flipping…
Police arrest 2 linked to Mumbai attacks
November 22, 2009 in print edition on E8
Italian police on Saturday arrested a Pakistani father and son who allegedly spent just over $200 to set up a reliable and untraceable phone network that was used by the militants who carried out last year’s terror attacks in Mumbai, India.
Financial claims on health bill not credible
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
It’s simply not true that America is ambivalent about everything when it comes to the Obama health plan.
China borrowing U.S. recipe for success
November 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Barack Obama is back from Asia and his bow to the Japanese, his handshake with the tyrant from Myanmar and his difficult sessions with the Chinese.
Critter Care: ‘Hoarders’ of pets may not fit preconceived notions
November 22, 2009 in print edition on D2
OK, admit it: You collect something.
Boomer Girl Diary: Puppy’s business becomes emotionally draining
November 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
I am standing in the backyard, shivering beneath an umbrella, watching my puppy experience her first snow.
Tips for mailing holiday packages
November 22, 2009 in print edition on D1
It’s thrilling to get a package in the mail, but not so great if the box looks as though it has been through the mulcher.
Toys often precede inventions
November 22, 2009
Children’s toys mirror real life, and small cookstoves were made in every era. You can find toy Victorian iron stoves, 1930s toy enameled models and toy microwaves with stainless steel fronts. All these toys are collected today…
Dome’ improvement: Self-proclaimed ‘lazy’ author Stephen King explores apocalyptic event in his 51st novel
November 22, 2009
Stephen King’s latest novel has the epic length and apocalyptic character of his eschatological pandemic classic, but instead of a cross-country tale of harrowing collapse, the story unfolds under a clear dome that seals off a small town in Maine…