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KU vs. North Texas Kansas soldier laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Photo Postcards The day in photos, November 19, 2010
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Polls
Are you traveling for Thanksgiving?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I’m staying in town
 
61%
Yes, I’m taking a road trip
 
31%
Yes, I’m flying
 
7%
Total 1419
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
From left, Ben Kirtland, Kassie Liebsch, Rodney Jones and Charlette Blubaugh have been charged with stealing tickets from KU. Also charged was Tom Blubaugh, who is not pictured. Federal charges filed against five former Kansas Athletics officials accused of stealing tickets from KU
10:39 a.m., November 18, 2010 Updated 5:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The director of ticket operations resigned Thursday morning from Kansas Athletics Inc., as a grand jury indicted her and four others for their roles in an alleged ticket scam prosecutors say cost the department up to $5 million during the past five years.
10:00 a.m.
Summerfield Hall is the home of Kansas University's School of Business, but plans call for a new $50 million-plus building. Regents critical of KU School of Business handling of extra course fees
11:48 a.m., November 18, 2010 Updated 3:20 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Regent Chairman Gary Sherrer said business school students were inappropriately taken out of the loop during discussions on increases in course fees and how the funds were to be used.
2:00 p.m.
George Moeller, Mission Hills, gets a laugh out of granddaughter Edie Patterson, a kindergartner at Pinckney School, during Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Thursday at the school. Grandparents Day at Pinckney School brings generations together over lunch
November 19, 2010 in print edition on 4A
Pinckney School students took time out from their regular class schedules to share some turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy with their grandparents on Thursday.
9:53 p.m.
Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby laughs with head coach Bill Self during a news conference announcing that Selby will be released to play following a nine-game suspension. Selby's first game will be Saturday against USC. Josh Selby nets nine-game suspension
9:09 p.m., November 19, 2010 Updated 11:51 p.m.
The NCAA released the following statement regarding Josh Selby on Friday night:

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Josh Selby nets nine-game suspension
09:09 p.m., November 19, 2010 Updated 11:51 p.m.
The NCAA released the following statement regarding Josh Selby on Friday night:
Fire displaces elderly Eudora couple
November 19, 2010
An elderly couple and their pets safely escaped a house fire in Eudora on Friday afternoon.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback names Kansas jobs team
November 19, 2010
Eight Kansas business leaders have been named to a key element of Gov.-elect Sam Brownback’s transition to governor in January.
Best of Lawrence is back and we want your help
November 19, 2010
For the first time since 2006, the town’s best food, drink, fun and services will be voted on by you
Kansas appeals court upholds conviction in two Lawrence rape cases
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the 2008 conviction of Cory Elkins who was sentenced to 48 years in prison for raping two women in Lawrence in 1994 and 1995.
Lawrence’s 34th annual Holiday Bazaar to feature over 130 artists
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of colors illuminate the room as the sun glistens off the glass in Harvey Murphy’s workshop. Murphy is a craftsman specializing in stained-glass pictures.
Kansas law enforcement increasing patrols with record number of road travelers expected during holidays
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
More than 42 million people will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, an 11.4 percent increase from 2009. It’s a number to be thankful for, said Jim Hanni, executive vice president of public affairs at AAA Kansas.
Brownback, Roberts join legal challenge of federal health care overhaul
10:33 a.m., November 19, 2010 Updated 10:45 a.m.
The senators contend that the Congressionally-approved requirement that people purchase health insurance oversteps the bounds of the commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution. But the federal government has argued that Congress has broad power to regulate interstate commerce.
Town Talk: Plastikon reduces wage estimate; city to consider police arrest powers; landfill increase set to kick in
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County
Who’s who at Hogwarts
08:59 a.m., November 19, 2010 Updated 08:59 a.m.
A compendium of actors, roles, and trivia behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.”
Lawrence ‘Harry Potter’ fans attend premiere of ‘Deathly Hallows’ movie in droves
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Some people have read all the books. Some have seen all the movies. Some people have done both.
Douglas County judge allows harsher sentence for woman convicted of child endangerment
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
A 34-year-old Lawrence woman convicted of endangering two girls who say they were sexually assaulted by her husband can face a steeper sentence than normally allowed under state guidelines, a Douglas County judge has ruled.
KU football players wary of risks with Twitter, Facebook pages
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Even though Kansas cornerback Chris Harris couldn’t ignore the yelling, he was able to walk away from it.
KU’s Brady Morningstar mired in shooting slump
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Brady Morningstar’s high school coach at Free State, Jack Schreiner, has a good laugh when he thinks back to his former star player coming into the gymnasium all fired up, convinced he finally had found the perfect jump shot.
KU basketball notebook: North Texas dangerous, experienced
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
The University of North Texas takes a 2-0 record — 1-0 against Big 12 competition — into today’s 7 p.m., nonconference clash against Kansas University.
Protect this Allen Fieldhouse: Former Jayhawks want KU basketball home win record broken
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Billy Thomas never experienced the agony of defeat in Allen Fieldhouse in his four-year Kansas University basketball career. “Fifty-eight and 0: Raef and I and C.B.,” former KU shooting guard Thomas said proudly, referring to the undefeated trio of Thomas, Raef LaFrentz and C.B. McGrath.
Seattle’s Felix Hernandez wins AL Cy Young
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
For once, Felix Hernandez got all the support he needed for a big win.
Tiger Woods says he’s ‘infinitely’ happier one year after infamous car accident
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods stated he’s “infinitely” happier as the calendar approaches one year since the accident that pulled back the curtain on his extramarital escapades, telling ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” morning show his perspective is much clearer these days.
Colleague: Douglas County dispatcher Selma Southard epitomized public service
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A5
Friends and colleagues of Selma Southard say she had a fun personality and became an institution in the county’s dispatch center in such a stressful job. Mrs. Southard, 57, director of Douglas County Emergency Communications, died Friday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after suffering from a lingering illness.
Uninformed view
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
Next time Trudy Rubin writes about Israel, she needs to get information from valid sources, not the notoriously anti-Israel organization Peace Now. Too bad that she did not do more research; it would have prevented her from being merely a mouthpiece of this group. Israel is building much-needed new housing that will be available to any of its citizens — Jewish, Arab or Christian. How many Arab countries prevent anyone with an Israeli passport from even entering their country?
Stigma attacked
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
On Nov. 2, Kansas voters made history when they overwhelmingly approved Amendment No. 2, changing the state constitution to guarantee that the Legislature will never have the authority to prevent someone with a mental illness from voting.
Israel warning
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
I commend the Journal-World for its recent publication of Trudy Rubin’s hard warning against Israel’s disastrous theft of Palestinian land for “settlements.”
Pump patrol
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Kansas prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of Great Bend teen
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing of a Kansas teen whose burned body was found at a Great Bend asphalt plant.
Rec calendar
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Bicycle Club Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail pcorcoran@sunflower.com.
KU football seniors recall fondest memories
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
Every season, the most popular question asked by the media during the week leading up to Senior Day is the same: What’s your best memory at Kansas?
Grandparents Day at Pinckney School brings generations together over lunch
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Pinckney School students took time out from their regular class schedules to share some turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy with their grandparents on Thursday.
Attorney: Former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers made ‘stupid decision’ with text
November 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
An attorney for Kenny Rogers said Thursday his client knows he made “a stupid decision” when he sent a fellow Mississippi State booster a text of Cecil Newton’s payment plan to secure his son’s commitment to the Bulldogs.
25 years ago: Lawrence mother and daughter awarded certificates for safety-belt use
November 19, 2010
Candy Norwood and her 6-year-old daughter Kelli were presented with “Seat Belt Survivor” certificates signed by Gov. John Carlin.
Wichita mom pleads in death of infant son
November 19, 2010
The mother of a 7-month-old child who died last March has entered a plea in the boy’s death, but the question of who caused the child’s injuries has not yet been answered.
Applicants for Sumner County casino pay $25 million ‘privilege fees’
November 19, 2010
The two applicants to build a state-owned casino south of Wichita have each paid a $25 million “privilege fee” to keep their applications current.
Kansas brothers die in single-car accident near Manhattan
November 19, 2010
Two brothers from Kansas died together in a single-vehicle accident near Manhattan.
Boeing hiring as production increases
November 19, 2010
Boeing Co. is hiring more machinists as it starts ramping up commercial jet production.
21-year-old charges in Topeka holdup dismissed
November 19, 2010
More than 20 years after kidnapping and robbery charges were filed against Cecil Leon Hill following a grocery store holdup in Topeka, a Shawnee County District Court judge has dismissed them.
Salary priority
State university leaders are right to be concerned about stagnant salaries for faculty members.
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
There is nothing more important to a major university than high quality faculty members.
Family tragedy
The alcohol-related death of a Kansas University student was not the only tragedy endured by his family.
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
It seemed almost a footnote to a court filing in a wrongful death case being pursued by the family of Jason Wren.
Tax turnabout
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
There is another group of people that has worked hard and responded to lots of challenges during the past year.
Airport security has gone too far
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A8
Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube — where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotation device” — has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Not since Rick and Louis disappeared into the Casablanca fog headed for the Free French garrison in Brazzaville has a stroll on the tarmac thrilled so many.
Nickerson police chief quits over race-related hiring dispute
November 19, 2010
The police chief of a small southcentral Kansas town has resigned in a hiring dispute with town officials.
Officials plan another deer kill for Shawnee Mission Park in Johnson County
November 19, 2010
A northeast Kansas park that was the scene of a controversial deer hunt still has too many deer.
Judge orders Kansas City man to trial in Olathe motel room death
November 19, 2010
A Kansas City, Kan., man will go on trial in the death of a man who was killed with a box-cutter inside a motel room.
40 years ago: City, KU officials ask CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” to present different view of Lawrence
November 19, 2010
Representatives of the city of Lawrence and Kansas University were requesting equal time from CBS television in order to counteract the image conveyed during a recent “60 Minutes” segment about Lawrence’s role in the Kansas marijuana harvest.
100 years ago: New theater or hotel considered for downtown Lawrence
November 19, 2010
“Unless present plans fail to materialize, Lawrence will have a new $60,000 building in the business section. The structure to be erected may be either a hotel or a theatre.”
Scientists discuss Ice Age fossils discovered in western Colorado
November 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Rocky Mountain Ice Age is slowly making a comeback in Colorado as scientists begin to analyze an estimated 600 fossils and hundreds of pounds of plant matter unearthed near a ski town.
Trucker charged with animal cruelty to horses after stopping in Salina
November 19, 2010
A truck driver has been charged with two misdemeanors after two horses he was hauling to Oklahoma had to be euthanized when he stopped at a truck stop near Salina.