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Archive for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
KU's Marcus Morris fights Oakland's Will Hudson for a rebound Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Marcus Morris scores career-high 19 points in KU’s 89-59 win over Oakland
5:58 p.m., November 25, 2009 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Marcus Morris contributed a double-double, and Xavier Henry also added 19 points as the Jayhawks improved to 4-0.
6:00 a.m.
KU's Sherron Collins drives between Oakland defenders Larry Wright (2) and Derrick Nelson (1) during the first hal fWednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Collins shares wealth
November 26, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The McDonald’s All-American basketball game is a showcase for individual talent. Team play rarely is discussed, except when legendary UCLA coach John Wooden is interviewed from his seat in the stands and shares his displeasure with the game.
10:00 a.m.
The Hertzel family, of rural Baldwin City, was surprised to learn that sons, 1st Lt. Jondavid Hertzel, 26, a fighter pilot stationed in Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, second from left, and his brother, Army specialist Zach Hertzel, 21, a combat medic serving in Baghdad, second from right, both managed to get leave from the service to be home for Thanksgiving. At left and right are the young men’s parents, David and Camille Hertzel. Extraordinarily grateful
November 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
With one son serving in Iraq and another in South Korea, David and Camille Hertzel had expected to spend the holidays alone.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Amyx cuts 7-year-old Gavin McDaniel’s hair Wednesday at his barbershop downtown. Amyx is back at work after having suffered a heart attack a week ago. Heeding heart attack’s message
November 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Mike Amyx thought maybe a can of Coca-Cola would do the trick.
6:00 p.m.
E. Laurence Chalmers, 1969-72: A psychologist, Chalmers was challenged to keep the peace in 1970 after an arsonist struck the student union and racial tension caused two deaths on campus. He averted a student strike by agreeing to grading options that allowed KU to complete the academic year. But the Board of Regents felt he was too permissive and tried to oust him. He resigned later to lead the Chicago Art Institute. He died Nov. 24, 2009. Former KU Chancellor Laurence Chalmers dies
2:58 p.m., November 25, 2009 Updated 4:53 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Kansas University Chancellor E. Laurence Chalmers has died. KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said Wednesday that the thoughts and prayers of many at the university were with his family.

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Company as much of a draw as the food at annual community dinner
November 26, 2009
Whether they were serving up spoonfuls of hot yams or savoring the stuffing, those attending the LINK Community Thanksgiving Dinner said they were there just as much for the company as the food.
Two treated at hospital after fight outside Cadillac Ranch
November 26, 2009
Two people were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for injuries they sustained during a fight outside the Cadillac Ranch Thursday morning.
Style scout: David Jones, Jr.
November 26, 2009
Obama is a communist. Wait, everyone knows that already. Santa Claus is real. I swear to God I saw him when I was 8. I’m a closet “Sex and the City” fan and a sucker for nerds…
Our Town Sports
November 26, 2009
The Lawrence Trail Hawks hosted the Sanders’ Saunter “heavy” 10K trail race on Sunday on the North Shore trail system at Clinton Lake State Park.
At Fambrough’s urging, fans show support for KU football
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
In an effort to counteract the recent drama, ex-KU coach Don Fambrough organized an impromptu pep rally following Wednesday evening’s practice at Memorial Stadium, inviting supporters of the program to show up and help provide players a pick-me-up prior to Saturday’s Border War matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.
Stores look to basics to draw in shoppers
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A7
As stores prepare for hordes of Black Friday shoppers and mark down high-definition TVs and hot toys, they’re also pushing deals on something more mundane — necessities like socks and diapers.
Obama to promise 17% cuts in U.S. emissions in next decade
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month’s Copenhagen climate summit.
Oakland center stars on big stage
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
One is 6-foot-11, 245 pounds and is a household name throughout college basketball. The other measures 6-11, 225 and somehow has managed to keep a low profile.
Jayhawks thankful for break
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
Cole Aldrich’s dream Thanksgiving Day dinner consists of turkey and mashed potatoes, as well as …
Feds seek easements on 1 million acres
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B12
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to buy easements on up to 1 million acres of intact, native tallgrass prairie in Kansas to establish a conservation area.
Poet works longtime faith into latest published book
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B12
Topekan Peg Penry has just published her fifth book of poetry, this one a collection of religious verse she has written through the years.
Group posting 573,000 pager messages from Sept. 11, 2001
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
An activist group has begun posting 573,000 pager messages purportedly sent on Sept. 11, 2001, from “Second World Trade Center tower collapses” to “I’m ok & love you..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox.”
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B5
At some point in the next few months, Kansas University receiver Dezmon Briscoe realizes, he’ll have to decide whether to return to KU for this senior season or enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
Lambert felt AMA pressure
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B10
Adam Lambert didn’t think he needed to redeem himself on CBS’ “The Early Show” on Wednesday.
Controversial film gives voice to our invisible children
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A10
Not everyone is singing hosannas.
Holiday gift-giving not cost-effective
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A10
Another huge value-destroying hurricane is about to slam America, destroying billions of dollars of value. Another Katrina? No, another Christmas.
Pound by Pound: Danny Pound confronts his ‘existential angst,’ emerges with intimate second solo album
November 26, 2009
Three and a half years ago, the Danny Pound Band entered Black Lodge Studios with the goal of making a record in three days. Three and half years later, it’s finally done…
40 years ago: KU ends season at 1-9
November 26, 2009
It was a bad day for the Kansas football team as it was walloped 69-21 by Missouri before a grumbling local crowd.
Collins shares wealth
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
The McDonald’s All-American basketball game is a showcase for individual talent. Team play rarely is discussed, except when legendary UCLA coach John Wooden is interviewed from his seat in the stands and shares his displeasure with the game.
Salvation Army’s iconic kettles now credit ready
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A9
There could be less jingle in the Salvation’s Army’s hallmark red kettles this season. The charity is testing kettles that take debit and credit cards.
Islam’s hajj: rain and fears of swine flu
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A9
Muslim pilgrims circled Islam’s holiest site Wednesday in their traditional white robes, with a few additions — umbrellas and face masks — as the opening of the annual hajj was complicated by torrential rains and fears of swine flu.
Turkey DNA getting mapped
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A7
If ever there were a candidate for genetic engineering, surely it is the pale, flavor-challenged bird that will adorn millions of American dinner tables as a matter of Thanksgiving ritual.
Couple slip through security to crash state dinner
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Crashing a state dinner at the White House apparently takes a security breakdown as well as some kind of nerve.
Drywall investigation includes U.S. products
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
A federal probe of tainted Chinese drywall has broadened because a small number of homeowners are reporting that American-made drywall is causing some of the same problems: a sickening, sulfurous stench and corroded pipes and wiring.
Iran’s leader makes Latin American inroads
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sought to expand Tehran’s influence in Latin America and deepen his alliance with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez on Wednesday in a visit that gave him a platform to defend his country’s nuclear program.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
KU point guard Sherron Collins became ill at halftime.
CDC: Swine flu vaccine safe; no big problems
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
There’s no evidence that the swine flu vaccine is causing any serious side effects, U.S. health officials said Wednesday, in their first report on the safety of the new vaccine.
KU gobbles up Grizzlies
Marcus propels Jayhawks
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris, who had missed three of his previous four free throws, caressed the basketball and gave it a little kiss.
Restaurant owner faces 18 months in jail
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B12
A Topeka restaurant owner has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for harboring illegal immigrants who worked for him.
Girlfriend in stabbing case pleads no contest
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B12
A 25-year-old Kansas woman has pleaded no contest to a reduced charge in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend at the couple’s Emporia home.
Attorney pulls out grenade in court
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Reno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the actions of a defense attorney who pulled out a hand grenade in court, pulled the pin and set it on the prosecutor’s table.
Pie Lady makes holidays sweeter
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
Most of the year you will find Mary Jane Chubb in a kitchen making pies.
Pump patrol
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Texas wary of Texas A&M
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B5
Texas has taken control of its annual series with Oklahoma, gone 15-3 against ranked opponents since 2005 and won its last five bowl games.
Report: Iverson plans to retire
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B4
Allen Iverson is set to retire from the NBA, according to an online report.
Baker places five on All-HAAC team
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B3
Five Baker University players have earned first-team berths on the All-Heart of America Athletic Conference football team.
Retailers, avoid annoying holiday practices
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
Given the stakes, I would encourage retailers to pay attention to a holiday shopping survey recently released by Consumer Reports.
Texas guard Ward lost for season
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
Texas guard Varez Ward will miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right leg. Team trainer Eric Fry says Ward will have surgery next week.
Right coach elusive for Notre Dame
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
Charlie Weis still has a job, even if he thinks he doesn’t deserve it. Urban Meyer has one, too, and he’s planning on keeping it as long as the welcome mat stays out at Florida.
Thanksgiving music everywhere
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B10
Music abounds this holiday evening.
People in the news
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for November 26, 2009.
Horoscope for November 26, 2009
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, your solution-finding skills help you over any bumps in the road. You handle people and make choices in a centered and caring manner. If you are single, you meet people with ease. You are likely to have a series of suitors, especially after New Year’s. If you are attached, together you could plan a second honeymoon. Aries likes to win.
Economic news raises recovery hopes
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
A flurry of good news this week — including falling jobless claims, stronger consumer spending and higher new-home sales — suggests a modest economic rebound might just be here to stay.
Fed credit card tips coming to big screens
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
Movie theater audiences can add another item to the list of things before the film: Federal Reserve advice about credit card use.
Chamber announces ribbon-cutting events
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies:
Extension Office offers marketing workshop
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
Agriculture producers are invited to a workshop, “The Basics of Marketing,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St. Preregistration is required by Dec. 7.
Munchers to honor owner at open house
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B11
The staff of Munchers Bakery, 925 Iowa, will honor Mike Tennyson, owner/operator, with an open house celebration.
Enough exams
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Over the years, I have watched in horror as two close friends, one 50, the other 30, succumbed to breast cancer that had spread, causing uncountable suffering.
United Way support
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I will confess I am biased.
Holiday unites busy families
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A11
We now interrupt Mrs. Palin’s book tour to bring you Thanksgiving, a grand old holiday, and we in the book business are thankful for her, that a busy woman who wanted to tell her story chose the medium of ink and paper between hard covers. Her tour is not about politics. It’s about books.
25 years ago: Major banks reduce lending rates
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A10
Three major banks reduced their prime lending rates by one-quarter of a percentage point, lowering the key borrowing charge for businesses to 11.5 percent.
Giving thanks
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A10
Gratitude is an emotion that grows best when you pass it along.
Style scout: Jane Goulding
November 26, 2009
I’m afraid of feet…
100 years ago: Missouri hands Kansas first loss
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 26, 1909: “Something went wrong with the Kansas eleven in Kansas City and what had promised to be an ever-victorious hand proved to be a bobtailed flush.
Extraordinarily grateful
Military brothers home for holiday
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
With one son serving in Iraq and another in South Korea, David and Camille Hertzel had expected to spend the holidays alone.
Heeding heart attack’s message
Close call changes city official’s focus
November 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
Mike Amyx thought maybe a can of Coca-Cola would do the trick.
KU women to meet ranked team
November 26, 2009 in print edition on B3
Both teams are 3-0. Both teams are nationally ranked.