Archive for Friday, November 5, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University receiver Johnathan Wilson, left, is turned on his head by Colorado cornerback Jalil Brown in this Oct. 17, 2009, file photo in Boulder, Colo. The Jayhawks lost the game, the first of an 11-game conference losing streak that stands today. Kansas will try to end the streak on Saturday against Colorado in Lawrence. Streak of suffering: KU football mindful of conference losing skid with CU next
November 4, 2010 in print edition on 1B
After rattling off five victories in a row to open the 2009 season, the Kansas University football team suffered its first hiccup in Game No. 6 at Colorado.
6:00 a.m.
An architectural rendering of the new hydroelectric power plant that Bowersock Mills and Power Company proposes to build on the banks of the Kansas River. Bowersock power plant signs major deal with Kansas City-based utility
11:18 a.m., November 4, 2010 Updated 6:34 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence-based Bowersock Mills and Power Company has signed a new 25-year contract with a Kansas City utility that is expected to boost the prospects of Bowersock building a new hydroelectric power plant on the north side of the Kansas River.
6:30 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. 40 years ago: Haskell forms speech and drama department
October 29, 2010
A speech and drama department was being formed within the General Education program at Haskell Indian Junior College. A total of 36 students were enrolled in the new department’s seven classes.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Regents lobby legislators to restore $50 million in funding for higher education
November 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Gary Sherrer on Thursday lobbied legislators for a $50 million funding increase for higher education, saying the schools and students have been hurt by recent budget cuts totaling $100 million.
2:00 p.m.
Roger Boyd, director of natural resources at Baker University, left, along with students in his wildlife management class and his son Jon Boyd, resident refuge manager of the Baker Wetlands Restoration Site, spread mulch on a trail at the site Thursday. The site, west of Louisiana and south of 31st Street, is Phase 1 of the mitigation for the South Lawrence Trafficway. Phase 1 involves the restoration of 142 acres from agricultural land back into wetlands. A number of American kestrels, eastern bluebirds and tree swallows have been banded in numerous nest boxes on the site. Public invited to explore plants, wildlife at newly restored Baker Wetlands
November 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Since Baker University began transforming 142 acres of cornfields into wetlands two years ago, an estimated 130 different plants, as well as deer, coyotes, beavers, opossums and birds, have laid claim to the land.
6:00 p.m.
The Schaake family, which has been here since 1888, in a family photo take 50 years later in July, 1938. Front row, from left: Tillie, Christian, Louise and Lydia. Back row, from left: Gustave, Clarence, Milton, Ben and Albert. Deep roots: Some of Lawrence’s oldest family names are still thriving
November 4, 2010
Flory. Bowersock. Poehler. Colman. Those are some of Lawrence’s oldest families, but those names aren’t dead and gone. In fact, they’re thriving and their descendants are still here living in the town their relatives helped build.

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Emergency workers responding to accident north of Lawrence
November 5, 2010
Emergency workers responded about 6:20 p.m. Friday to an injury accident north of Lawrence on Wellman Road.
Kansas State Board of Education to address statewide anti-bullying policy
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
The recent suicides of gay teens have raised questions as to whether schools are doing enough to try to stop bullying.
Legislators criticize Kansas Health Policy Authority over children’s health care
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
Several Republican legislators on Friday criticized the Kansas Health Policy Authority because of continued problems in processing applications for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Army awards medals posthumously to World War II veteran in ceremony at Dole Institute of Politics
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
Dale Lingelbach’s story is already featured in Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation.”
Founder of Señor Stan’s dies of liver cancer
Lawrence man was creator of regional Señor Stan’s salsa brand
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man who built a cooking hobby into a regional salsa brand died Monday of liver cancer.
Dillons proposes tearing down Lawrence’s Massachusetts Street store and replacing it with larger building
03:58 p.m., November 5, 2010 Updated 05:31 p.m. in print edition on A1
A new Dillons grocery store is slated to come to south Massachusetts Streets.
Governor-elect Brownback says he’s seeking bold action on tax reductions, will protect education funding
03:42 p.m., November 5, 2010 Updated 04:27 p.m. in print edition on A12
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback said Friday he’s looking for bold action on taxes next year and sees lowering the state’s individual income taxes as crucial for economic growth.
Organizers seeking volunteers for annual Thanksgiving dinner
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
About 100 volunteers are needed for the annual LINK Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Two more candidates for KU law dean to visit Lawrence next week
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University has announced upcoming site visits for two more candidates to fill the dean’s position at the KU School of Law.
Town Talk: Treanor proposes office building for downtown; dog numbers to be debated; city to consider donating fire engine
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Federal firearms charges lodged against Kansas City, Mo., man for incident in Lawrence motel parking lot
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
Federal prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man who had drug convictions in 1998 and 2002 in Missouri of being a felon in possession of a firearm last month in Lawrence.
KU researcher programs robot to serve the elderly
November 5, 2010
Researchers are trying to provide some high-tech assistance for the elderly.
Reno County DA chides Hutchinson hospital for handling of rape cases
November 5, 2010
A central Kansas prosecutor says his county’s procedure for handling local rape cases is in disarray.
KDHE rescinds last of blue-green algae advisories
November 5, 2010
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has lifted the last of the blue-green algae advisories that had been issued for state waterways.
Baker wins at buzzer to give former Jayhawk Brett Ballard first win
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
The night was supposed to be about Baker University basketball coach Brett Ballard — former Kansas University point guard and director of basketball operations — as he made his head coaching debut. That is, until sophomore guard Sam Kenney stole the show.
Kiosk allows Colorado prisoners to post bail with credit or debit card
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
Not every trip to jail is planned. For those wild nights, there’s a kiosk at the La Plata County jail where jailbirds can swipe a card and go free.
Tea party candidate Michele Bachmann’s leadership bid gets cool reaction
November 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann’s bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner.
Leawood man reports someone pulled handgun on him in 1200 block of Kentucky Street
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Leawood man reported someone pulled a handgun on him just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Kentucky Street
Lawrence man reports theft worth $1,500 from vehicle in 700 block of New Hampshire
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 30-year-old Lawrence man reported more than $1,500 worth of items were taken from his vehicle.
New generation of American troops inherits long Afghan war
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Food Network’s ‘Outrageous Food’ spouts cliches
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
Television, particularly bad cable and local television, tends to work some words and phrases to death.
Sloppy Virginia Tech hangs on to beat Georgia Tech, 28-21
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
With two solid tailbacks ahead of David Wilson on the depth chart, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer thought hard about redshirting his speedy sophomore.
Dropped passes problem for Texas Longhorns
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
There’s a reason Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has only six touchdown passes in eight games: his receivers keep dropping them.
Matt Tait’s Kansas football notebook: Quarterback selection expected Friday
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said Thursday, on his “Hawk Talk” radio show, that he and offensive coordinator Chuck Long still had not decided which quarterback would start Saturday’s game — 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium — against Colorado.
Payment sought in Auburn QB Cameron Newton’s recruitment at Mississippi State
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
A man who said he represented Auburn quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cameron Newton during his recruitment out of junior college last year asked for payment to secure his commitment to Mississippi State, according to former MSU player John Bond.
Public invited to explore plants, wildlife at newly restored Baker Wetlands
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
Since Baker University began transforming 142 acres of cornfields into wetlands two years ago, an estimated 130 different plants, as well as deer, coyotes, beavers, opossums and birds, have laid claim to the land.
Threes falling for Markieff Morris
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
The tallest available player on Kansas University’s basketball team was the Jayhawks’ most effective three-point bomber Tuesday night.
KU football struggling in third quarter
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas tight end Tim Biere admits that the statistic doesn’t make much sense. In four Big 12 games, the Jayhawks have been outscored 70-0 in the third quarter.
Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dies at 76
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
Reds fans were taken aback when Sparky Anderson showed up in Cincinnati for his first day as a big league manager, an unknown taking over baseball’s first professional team.
Rec calendar
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
The rec calendar for the week of Nov. 5, 2010.
KU volleyball team’s Garlington honored
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
For the second time in her career, Kansas University senior volleyball player Karina Garlington has been named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Obama sets out for 10-day Asia trip
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Rebuked by voters, President Barack Obama is turning overseas, heading to Asia for 10 days of diplomacy, tourism and dealmaking that could boost the battered chief executive and highlight his political skills on the world stage.
Oklahoma Muslim files federal lawsuit against Islamic law ban
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
An Oklahoma Muslim filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to block a state constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by voters that would prohibit state courts from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases.
Ready for rematch: Free State, O-East to meet in playoffs
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
For coach Bob Lisher and the Free State High football team, revisiting the game film from their 17-0 loss to Olathe East on Oct. 8 was a mixed bag.
Cable companies ask if Internet is to blame for loss of subscribers
November 5, 2010
Cable companies have been losing TV subscribers at an ever faster rate in the last few months, and satellite TV isn’t picking up the slack.
$1.15 billion in U.S. aid for Haiti still stalled
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A8
As if Haitians living in tents and under scraps of plastic don’t have enough to grapple with as a tropical storm bears down and cholera spreads, the U.S. Congress has put up another obstacle to delivering the $1.15 billion in reconstruction money it promised back in March.
Alabama man executed for killing daughter’s boyfriend
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A8
A man condemned for killing his daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend in rural south Alabama in 1987 was executed Thursday without admitting to his daughter what she called the damage he caused by the killing and abusing her for years.
Midseason awards for the NFL
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
It’s roughly halftime of the NFL regular season and so it wouldn’t make much sense to delay our King Sport Midseason Awards:
Special CT scans can diminish lung cancer deaths, major study indicates
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation’s top cancer killer.
Horoscope for Nov. 5
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, scan your life and decide where you would like a new beginning. You have unusual strength and power to create and manifest in the next 12 months. If you are single, you radiate. Your intensity draws many admirers. Date until you find the right person. If you are attached, the bond easily could become one-sided, with your increasing charisma. Remember, a relationship is a two-way street. Scorpio could be a soul mate.
The Oread management reports ATM damage, $4,380 cash taken
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
Hotel management at The Oread reported to police the afternoon of Oct. 29 that an ATM was damaged and $4,380 in cash was taken from it just after 2 a.m. that day.
In Alaska Senate race, Murkowski acts like victor but questions about write-ins linger
November 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is acting as though she already has pulled off an improbable victory after her write-in candidacy.
White Southern Democrats nearly wiped out after midterm elections
November 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
The white Southern Democrat — endangered since the 1960s civil rights era — is sliding nearer to extinction.
Delaware politicians bury the hatchet — really
November 5, 2010 in print edition on C3
After their bruising U.S. Senate battle, Democratic Sen.-elect Chris Coons and his defeated Republican opponent Christine O’Donnell made nice Thursday in a time-honored Delaware ritual where political foes bury a hatchet as a symbol of making amends.
Faulty thinking
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Journal-World’s editorial of Thursday, Nov. 4 entitled “Election message” did swimmingly well for the top two-thirds of the opinion. However, at the bottom, under the three stars heading, the writer went off on a “planet of HIS or HER own,” chastising Lawrence for not voting the way the rest of the state did. AND, the writer even had the temerity to infer that Lawrence was indeed doomed for its free-thinking ways. How ridiculous! Could it be that Lawrence voters vote for the merits of each candidate? What a novel idea.
American apathy
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
How are we actually functioning as a country? It seems the people who get elected scream the loudest or throw slime the hardest. We get “McNews” from 24-7 cable fast-food joints, served by snake-oil salesmen who say they’re not biased with a straight face, and millions of us actually believe them.
Power play
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Well, the charade is over. I am referring to the mandatory process of public comment on the proposed coal-fired power plant in Holcomb. For several months, there have been public hearings and written comments regarding the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issuing a permit verifying that the plant will not unduly pollute our air. Democracy in action, right?
Parkinson, permit
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Is it any coincidence that Gov. Mark Parkinson forced Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby to resign as we await KDHE’s final decision on Sunflower Electric’s latest permit request for a coal plant? I think not.
GOP victory is a cycle, not a mandate
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
For all the turmoil, the spectacle, the churning — for all the old bulls slain and fuzzy-cheeked freshmen born — the great Republican wave of 2010 is simply a return to the norm. The tide had gone out; the tide came back. A center-right country restores the normal congressional map: a sea of interior red, bordered by blue coasts and dotted by blue islands of ethnic/urban density.
NCAA delay
The NCAA needs a more efficient enforcement system that doesn’t keep students out of class and teams in limbo.
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Long delays in deciding the eligibility of Kansas University basketball player Josh Selby raise questions about the NCAA enforcement policies and procedures.
Video zombies might be used to market Topeka
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
A video where zombies get destroyed while roaming the streets of downtown Topeka may become a reality as a marketing tool to keep the momentum going for that part of the capital city’s revitalization.
Environmental groups ask Hillary Clinton to recuse self on oil pipeline bid
November 5, 2010
Several environmental groups are calling for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to excuse herself from the review of a $7 billion oil pipeline project because of comments she made last month suggesting support for it.
Feds seize $5.5 million from plane at Salina Municipal Airport
November 5, 2010
Federal prosecutors are seeking the civil forfeiture of more than $5.5 million in cash seized from a Cessna Citation jet at the Salina Municipal Airport.
100 years ago: Companies beginning to employ psychologists to help sway customers
November 5, 2010
Psychology is no longer being confined to the lecture rooms of colleges and universities. The study of the mind is a growing factor in the commercial world. Large corporations are now employing expert psychologists at enormous salaries to direct certain departments of their enterprises. Prof. J. E. Boodin of the University of Kansas said that a friend of his was recently offered a very large salary to take charge of the advertising department of a corporation. The men at the head of this concern reasoned that his scientific training especially fitted him to write an advertisement that will attract attention of the readers and control their attention, thus creating a desire to buy.
25 years ago: Site plan for Catholic student center at Haskell approved
November 5, 2010
City commissioners approved a site plan for a Catholic student center to serve Haskell Indian Junior College. Plans called for using an existing duplex at 2301 Barker for the center. Although the site plan included two residential buildings on the property, the other house would remain in residential use until a possible future expansion of the center.
40 years ago: 2nd-degree murder charges filed against KU freshman in death of senior
November 5, 2010
Second-degree murder charges were being filed against a Kansas University freshman in the case of the death of a KU senior. The senior, 21-year-old Bruce Douglas, had been killed by gunshots on the morning of Nov. 4. The man charged, 25-year-old Andrew Hill, had described himself as the “best friend” of Douglas. According to unofficial reports, Hill had told officers that he had been “messing with” the gun, a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle, and that it had jammed, then had started firing and would not stop. Hill had been in his apartment’s bedroom closet at the time, and the shots had gone through the wall into the next apartment, striking Douglas six times in the chest.
Turner Gill’s staff recruits with truth
November 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said. Unless you’re recruiting. Then you invent words to get the teenager to sign a national letter of intent.
Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach to jump on election fraud ‘mandate’
November 5, 2010
Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach said Thursday that he expects to take important steps toward combating potential election fraud in Kansas within a week of assuming office and will move quickly because he has a mandate from voters.
Global stock markets rally after Federal Reserve action
November 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Global stock markets staged an explosive rally Thursday, embracing a move by the Federal Reserve to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy by buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds.