Archive for Monday, November 8, 2010

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On the street
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The day in photos, November 8, 2010
What is the worst part about being sick?

Poll results

Response Percent
Fever and chills
Difficulty sleeping
Daytime television
Other (tell us in the comments!)
No appetite
Total 742
Have you ever been involved in a vehicle collision with a deer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 933

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Community meets at Central Junior High about proposed Dillons expansion
06:30 p.m., November 8, 2010 Updated 08:33 p.m. in print edition on A1
Traffic congestion on New Hampshire Street was a main concern that community members brought to Dillons representatives Monday evening in a meeting that revealed a plan for the new store on Massachusetts Street.
Variety of events scheduled to honor veterans
November 8, 2010
Several area events are planned this week as part of Veterans Day, which is Thursday. Leaders of veterans groups said the holiday is important to express thanks to current military members who are serving or have served in Afghanistan and Iraq and to remember older veterans, including ones of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Holiday program to benefit children living at Lawrence Community Shelter
November 8, 2010
The Lawrence Community Shelter is looking for some holiday cheer. For the first time, the shelter is seeking gift donations for children and families of children in need.
Lawrence native joins KU Cancer Center team
November 8, 2010
The newest administrator helping Kansas University in its quest to achieve National Cancer Institute designation has his roots in Lawrence.
Federal judge upholds decision to build South Lawrence Trafficway along 32nd Street; opponents promise appeal
04:52 p.m., November 8, 2010 Updated 06:41 p.m.
A judge has upheld the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to align the South Lawrence Trafficway along 32nd Street, as opposed to a route that would take the road south of the Baker Wetlands.
Parkinson defends actions in coal-burning power plant controversy
04:41 p.m., November 8, 2010 Updated 08:19 a.m. in print edition on A1
In a lengthy blog post, the governor said it didn’t matter to him whether a permit is issued for the proposed 895-megawatt unit in southwestern Kansas.
Upcoming conference looks at tax overhaul, includes talk by Kobach
November 8, 2010
A conference sponsored by a group that advocates abolishing the current state tax system will be held Friday and feature Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach.
Colyer announces departure from Senate; endorses Merrick
November 8, 2010
Colyer, R-Overland Park, was elected lieutenant governor last week with Gov.-elect Sam Brownback.
Investigators continue to work on finding cause of fire early Sunday in Baldwin City
November 8, 2010
Baldwin City’s fire chief said Monday that state fire investigators had not determined the cause of a fire that did extensive damage to a residence early Sunday morning.
Keith Nitcher remembered as a good steward of KU’s finances, a man of integrity
November 8, 2010
A longtime steward of Kansas University’s finances who served under six chancellors died Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
New American Heart Association CPR guidelines focus on chest compressions
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
In the next few months Kristy Wempe-Bellinger will have to reprint instructional materials, read up on new science and organize new training sessions. But the effort’s worth it. These simple tasks could help save thousands of lives.
Kansas governor-elect Sam Brownback launches new transition website
November 8, 2010
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback has launched a website for his transition team. live chat to feature Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center leaders
November 8, 2010
A trio of leaders from Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will be available Thursday to answer questions about the center and mental health on
KU football to play Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20
Game to be televised on FSN
November 8, 2010
The Kansas football team’s Nov. 20 home game against Oklahoma State will kick off at 11 a.m. and will be televised on FSN, the Big 12 announced Monday.
Eggs sold in Kansas recalled after salmonella found at Ohio farm
November 8, 2010
Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that’s received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year.
It’s Meatless Monday! Why not make this tasty lasagna tonight?
November 8, 2010
Meatless Monday is a money- and health-saving initiative so old that even Herbert Hoover participated in it.
Flint Hills cowboys lead a final cattle drive
November 8, 2010
On a Kansas ranch, tradition falls victim to the recession.
Judge Richard Greene named new chief judge of Kansas Court of Appeals
November 8, 2010
Judge Richard Greene is the new chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Statehouse Live: “Prosperity Summit” to focus on overhauling tax system
08:48 a.m., November 8, 2010 Updated 04:17 p.m.
A conference sponsored by a group that advocates abolishing the current state tax system will be held Friday and feature Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach.
Kansas to use nearly $10 million in grant money to make schools safer, more successful
November 8, 2010
Kansas and 11 other states will share $38.8 million over the next four years to make schools safer and improve academic success.
St. Marys soldier honored for bravery under fire during 2009 Fort Hood shooting
November 8, 2010
During the Fort Hood shootings in Texas, the worst massacre on a U.S. military installation, Francisco De la Serna, an Army medic from St. Marys, Kan., did what he was taught to do. He helped as many wounded people as he could.
Task force proposal would raise Kansas admissions standards for KU, public universities
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
Students would face tougher admission standards to attend a public university in Kansas under a task force proposal.
‘Haskell Rascals’ in need of holiday adoption
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Haskell Indian Nations University is holding its annual Adopt a HINU Rascal program. The program helps provide holiday gifts to children and families that may not be able to afford them.
Loud and clear: KU women heed coach, blast Washburn
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson sat at her postgame news conference following the Jayhawks’ 80-46 trouncing of Washburn on Sunday and was slightly apologetic about her voice — which she said had been under a bit of strain this past week.
Deer-mating season poses road hazards
Learn precautions for fall driving in Kansas
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
About this time every year, Ron King’s staff at his local American Family Insurance agency gets calls from customers who have hit a deer with their vehicles.
Lawrence Police Department changes recruiting tactics, looks to hire experienced officers
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Police Department is using a recruitment tactic it hasn’t tried in several years, all in an effort to get more officers on the streets.
Missouri bucks national trend, elects more women
November 8, 2010
Last week’s elections ended with an overall drop in the number of women who will serve in state legislatures, but Missouri appears to be bucking the trend.
Bonner Springs author says ‘The Birdhouse Project’ focuses on finding inner peace
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Jeff Fouquet teaches American literature at Bonner Springs High School. But his formative years were a little rocky, to say the least.
Jeff Withey returns to drills for Jayhawks
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore basketball center Jeff Withey, who had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot in late September, has returned to practice.
Denny Hamlin takes Sprint Cup lead with win at Texas
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Denny Hamlin won at Texas for the second time this season to take over the lead in the closest three-way Chase for the Sprint Cup yet with two races left.
Raiders outlast Chiefs in OT
Oakland claims 23-20, penalty-plagued win
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
As the Oakland Raiders poured out onto the field to celebrate Sebastian Janikowski’s overtime kick, the 13 penalties, three turnovers and long stretches of offensive ineptitude were merely a footnote. The Raiders won their biggest game in nearly eight years and are once again a contender in the AFC West.
Like KU against Buffs, Mecham ‘got hot’
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
After completing 11 of 16 passes in the first half, with two interceptions and one touchdown, Kansas QB Quinn Mecham was lights-out in the second half against Colorado.
AAA 500 looked more like Jerry Springer episode
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
It was quite a day for the racing extras at Texas Motor Speedway.
Cincinnati Bengals’ season may be on line during Monday Night Football
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B4
Things are so bad for the defending AFC North champions that they’re not even sure how to describe their dire predicament.a
Haskell football falls to SWAGU
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Haskell Indian Nations University took an early lead, but Southwestern Assemblies of God University rallied for a 19-15 football victory over the Fightin’ Indians on Saturday at Lumpkins Stadium.
TCU closes in on top 2 in BCS
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
TCU’s best chance to catch Oregon and Auburn in the BCS standings came and went, and the Horned Frogs are still chasing the top two.
Obama calls U.S., India partnership ‘defining’
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama heralded the relationship between the United States and India as a “defining partnership” of the 21st century today during a grand ceremony marking his visit to the world’s largest democracy.
Homeowners say loan changes led to foreclosure
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up.
Lawrence Volunteer Opportunities: Jingle Bell Run needs help before, during event
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Arthritis Foundation is looking for volunteers to help at their second annual Jingle Bell Run on Sunday, Dec. 12, in downtown Lawrence.
Roeland Park to consider allowing chickens to be raised in city limits
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
Roeland Park has scheduled a town hall meeting this week to discuss whether to allow residents to raise chickens in the city limits.
QBs deserve credit
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
The big agenda for the past few years for Pro Football Hall of Fame voters has centered on taking great care to make sure overlooked candidates from non-glory positions get their due. Quarterbacks, the thinking was, hogged too much of the hall’s space.
Obama surprised by political cost of health care overhaul
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he had expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy.
Enormous Ice Age bison skull found in Colorado
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A10
The skull of an Ice Age bison twice the size of modern bison is the latest fossil discovery coming out of Snowmass Village.
Crowds rally against G-20 in South Korea
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B10
Thousands of people chanted anti-globalization slogans in South Korea’s capital Sunday to protest this week’s Group of 20 summit. Part of the crowd attempted to march down nearby streets but were stopped by riot police, who fired pepper spray.
Stores noticing ‘surgical shopping’ in consumers
November 8, 2010 in print edition on B10
Think of the Mall of America as the Colosseum of American consumerism: It has more than 500 shops, 50 eateries and its own theme park, complete with an indoor roller-coaster. And now it, too, seems a symbol of a bygone era.
KU campaign to improve overall quality under way
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Recognizing that Kansas University ranks near the bottom in several key categories among its peers in an elite group of research institutions, KU leaders are looking for new ideas to raise the university’s overall quality.
Gates, Obama advocate repeal of military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is encouraging Congress to act before year’s end to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. It’s a position shared by his boss, the president.
Kansas storm chaser’s adventurous life ruled by the wind
Darin Brunin has seen countless tornadoes
November 8, 2010
Brunin, a 26-year-old Lawrence resident, is an avid storm chaser and has seen countless other tornadoes. This summer, he got to follow his passion for three months, working for the Discovery Channel television show “Storm Chasers” and helping produce an IMAX movie called “Tornado Alley.”
Small banks failing as larger firms recover with federal aid
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
143 banks have collapsed so far this year — more than all of last year. This time, the failed banks are smaller, on average, than in 2008 and 2009. The damage to the industry has thus been milder this time.
Elections make foreign aid cuts in Latin America, Caribbean likely
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Republican landslide in Tuesday’s midterm elections is likely to lead to across-the-board budget cuts that will affect U.S. programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and result in tougher congressional anti-immigration stands. That’s not going to resonate well in most of the region.
Insulating water heater can add up to 10 percent savings each year
November 8, 2010
If your hot water heater tank feels warm to the touch, adding an insulating water heater blanket could save you up to 10 percent in water heating costs each year.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital contracting with Kansas farmers to build menus
November 8, 2010
When Don Williams sits down to plan his menus, he does so with farmer and a seed catalog. Seriously.
Power playlists: Here are some song suggestions to get you in the mood to work out
November 8, 2010
Staying motivated while trotting on the treadmill can be an uphill battle. To spur them on, many local exercise enthusiasts use a secret weapon — customized workout playlists.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
November 8, 2010
Winter wellness: Try these natural remedies to stay healthy when the temperatures drop
November 8, 2010
When kids are sick, mothers are always happy to help in any way they can. And when Lawrence’s Kara Harms was battling a sinus infection, her mother suggested a new remedy that also happens to be very, very old. The neti pot.
Cruise spa’s expensive shower not to one’s fancy
November 8, 2010
My friend Sara is taking a cruise this winter, abandoning us to relax on the Promenade Deck. Oblivious to the shade of green upon my face, she asked if I had any advice.
Showing up for others: Kiwanis honor Lawrence member for perfect attendance
November 8, 2010
Myrle Hemenway, 93, exemplifies constancy and commitment. He was married for 64 years, taught for 52, and has just celebrated 62 years of perfect attendance at Kiwanis meetings.
Meditation isn’t about bliss; It’s about understanding your mind
November 8, 2010
I recently had, as they say, a medical procedure, one of those things that you expect as you get older (turns out I’m fine). Highly unpleasant, even with local anesthesia, so they offered me a Valium. “I don’t like Valium,” I said. “Are you sure?” they asked. “Really,” I said. “Are you really sure?” they asked. “Really.”
25 years ago: Associate professor opposes Tacha nomination
November 8, 2010
An associate professor at Kansas University said she was exercising her “rights as a citizen” in opposing the nomination of KU administrator Deanell Tacha to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [see OHT for Oct. 31, 1985]. Mina Hinman, who had been on the KU faculty for 25 years and who was suing the school for sex discrimination in its employment practices, referred all questions to her attorney, Fred W. Phelps Jr.
40 years ago: Recount needed of seventh precinct votes shouldn’t effect race outcomes
November 8, 2010
Douglas County commissioners were ordering a recount of votes from the recent election in the seventh precinct of the third ward, which voted at Broken Arrow School. The county clerk explained that there had been an “obvious error” in the total count. Officials doubted that the recount would alter the outcome of any races.
Tips for selling homes in Lawrence
November 8, 2010
Lawrence residents Bob and Linda Kerr put their house on the market at the end of April, and it only took 37 days for a buyer to swoop in and pluck it up.
Four fall fashion items men should own
November 8, 2010
This fall, men have brilliant options to update their style. Fashions are modern but classic, versatile, and built to stand the test of time. Read on for four fall trends that every man can work into his wardrobe.
100 years ago: Space prepared for those seeking election updates
November 8, 2010
[On Election Day] “The World hopes that all of its patrons, which means a good slice of Lawrence and surrounding territory, will make its office their headquarters tonight…. This afternoon a huge canvas twenty-five feet square was stretched across the second story of Zuttermeister’s opposite this office. The large stereoptican belonging to Prof. E. F. Stimpson has been installed in the rooms above the World office, and this wonderful lantern will be used for displaying bulletins where hundreds may see. Chas. King and an able corps of assistants will prepare the slides for the lantern as fast as returns come in over the wire.”
Voting patterns
An interesting voting pattern emerged from Tuesday’s library bond issue election.
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
A map plotting the election precincts that voted for and against the $18 million bond issue to expand the Lawrence Public Library discloses an interesting pattern.
Did Dems learn from election?
November 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
The cynic in me says that Democrats will learn nothing from the midterm election. They not only took a bath, they were effectively water-boarded by voters.