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Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign officially kicks off on Friday
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign will officially kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at Downtown Lawrence’s annual lighting celebration.
Judge sentences former KU employee to more than two years in prison on child-exploitation charge
November 23, 2010
A Douglas County judge on Tuesday rejected a request for probation and sentenced a former Kansas University employee to serve more than two years in prison for having hundreds of child pornography images on his work computer.
Former Lawrence bookstore owner remembered for her caring spirit
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Longtime Lawrence activist and bookstore owner Mary Michener died Friday at age 91.
Kansas’ child-abduction response program receives national certification
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The state’s child abduction response team has become certified by the U.S. Department of Justice, the attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.
Lawrence schools save on utility bills by unplugging electronics, lowering thermostat during holiday breaks
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
Teachers are unloading their refrigerators, flipping off computer monitors and unplugging their coffee pots — all to help the Lawrence school district save a few bucks over the Thanksgiving break.
Town Talk: Housing Authority hires director; building totals ahead of 2009 pace; cat clinic planned for south Mass.
November 23, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Fire outside KU’s Anderson strength center under control
10:53 a.m., November 23, 2010 Updated 04:12 p.m. in print edition on A5
No major injuries were reported during a three-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a HVAC unit attached to one of Kansas University’s sports facilities.
The Science of shopping: Impulse buying is nothing if not natural
November 23, 2010
As you gear up for the unbeatable deals and the epic consumerism of Black Friday remember: It’s all instinctual.
Lawrence woman charged with stabbing boyfriend with kitchen knife
09:38 a.m., November 23, 2010 Updated 02:31 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested in Leawood late Monday night after her boyfriend showed up at a Leavenworth hospital hours earlier with a stab wound.
Director of Headquarters Counseling Center to participate in live chat on
November 23, 2010
Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, says suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Epstein will be available Tuesday, Dec. 7, to answer questions about the counseling center, suicide prevention and suicide bereavement.
IRS: Hundreds of Kansans still have tax refunds coming
November 23, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service says 690 Kansans are still due a tax refund.
Charges likely to be filed Wednesday in connection with fatality accident north of Lawrence
Truck was allegedly stolen before wreck
07:33 a.m., November 23, 2010 Updated 06:24 p.m. in print edition on A1
It’s anticipated formal charges will be filed today against a 23-year-old Arkansas man who is under arrest in connection with a Tuesday morning hit-and-run accident that killed one person.
40 years ago: Intense cold system sets in over Lawrence
November 23, 2010
The temperature had plummeted overnight, with temperature readings of 13 at Kansas University and 12 at the Journal-World office, with 30- to 40-mph winds recorded at the Lawrence airport making a wind-chill of between 18 below and 36 below. The official reading of 13 degrees was still eight degrees above the record low for the date set in 1898, however.
Documentaries ‘Deep Down’ and ‘Haynesville’ show winners, losers of energy
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B9
In the legendary sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Jed Clampett strikes oil, strikes it rich, and strikes out for California. But what if Jed’s sudden fortune meant poisoning the water in Bug Tussle and Hooterville and bringing cancer to the residents of “Petticoat Junction”? Could Jed sit comfortably by the ce-ment pond and let that happen to his kinfolk?
Federal regulators begin investigation of lead levels in drinking glasses
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Federal regulators launched an investigation Monday into lead levels in themed drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters, declaring them children’s products subject to stricter standards than those intended for adult collectors.
Man released from jail after striking back of patrol car in 1700 block of Tennessee Street
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested early Saturday in connection with an incident in which a Lawrence police officer was taken to the hospital has been released from jail as prosecutors review evidence before making a decision about filing charges.
Police seize handgun from vehicle in 1000 block of New Hampshire Street
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police officers seized a 9-mm handgun early Sunday morning from a vehicle that was parked in the 1000 block of New Hampshire Street.
Eudora man reports stolen motorcycle in 2300 block of Ridge Court
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
A Eudora man reported to Lawrence police his 2008 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, valued at $6,000, was stolen from the 2300 block of Ridge Court sometime between 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
Vikings fire Brad Childress, promote Leslie Frazier
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Hastily hired five seasons ago to bring order to a disheveled franchise, Brad Childress vowed to lead the Minnesota Vikings the only way he knew how — in case this was his only crack at being a head coach.
KU softball signee Lexi Bryant tapped high school All-American
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University softball signee Lexi Bryant was recently named an ESPN RISE High School All-American.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi familiar with Big 12
Islanders have faced Texas A&M, Oklahoma State
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has played four games this young season — three against teams Kansas University will meet later on.
Reds Joey Votto wins NL MVP in landslide
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago.
Duke, Michigan State top AP men’s basketball poll
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Minnesota was impressive in winning an early season tournament, and Texas looked good in finishing second in another of the November classics.
Philip Rivers tosses 4 TDs; Chargers blast Broncos on Monday Night Football
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B4
Take away all those special teams blunders and turnovers, and this is how the San Diego Chargers were supposed to look all along.
KU’s Donny Wasinger 233rd at NCAA cross country championship
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Donny Wasinger concluded his season with a 233rd-place finish on Monday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Unemployment rate in Kansas, Douglas County improves in October
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Kansas unemployment rate decreased in October to 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the state reported.
Lawrence school board approves Adidas contract
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
Free State and Lawrence high schools soon will be buying Adidas uniforms, some of their fans will be in line for new aluminum seating, and their boosters might be directed to adhere to some additional district oversight.
Kansas men’s basketball team tries to break home-court win record at Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday night
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players, coaches and fans didn’t celebrate after the final horn sounded in the Jayhawks’ 93-60 victory over North Texas last Friday in Allen Fieldhouse. That’s because the win — as impressive as it was — merely tied the school’s all-time homecourt win streak record of 62 games.
Army: Kansas wind farms, military not in conflict
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
An Army attorney says there aren’t any conflicts between military operations and wind energy development for now.
It’s Border War week: KU’s Turner Gill, Missouri’s Gary Pinkel well aware of rivalry’s history, bitterness
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Although Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has been through nine of these and Kansas University coach Turner Gill is preparing for his first, the two football coaches navigated similarly speedy paths to understanding exactly what the Border War rivalry was all about upon being hired at their respective schools.
Ireland’s banks to be sold, merged
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Ireland’s banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout taking shape, the government said Monday as a shellshocked nation came to grips with its failure to protect and revive its banks.
Chief of TSA discourages body-scan boycott
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The nation’s airport security chief pleaded with Thanksgiving travelers for understanding and urged them not to boycott full-body scans on Wednesday, lest their protest snarl what is already one of the busiest, most stressful flying days of the year.
Federal judge orders forfeiture in Kansas ‘pill mill’ case
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A10
A federal judge has ordered the forfeiture of more than $1.27 million in addition to other assets in the case of a Kansas doctor and his wife whose clinic is linked to 68 deaths.
Pump patol
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Committee details BP oil spill mistakes, names hero in capping well
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
A single picture from a cell phone camera may have saved the Gulf of Mexico from a few more weeks — if not months — of oil gushing from the BP well.
FBI raids 3 hedge funds in insider-trading probe
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The FBI raided three hedge funds Monday in what one of the targets called a wide-ranging probe of insider trading in the financial industry.
KU sports legend Wes Santee will be missed
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Friends, family members, fellow Kansas University sports legends and American Legion officials assembled Monday afternoon at Plymouth Congregational Church to bid farewell to a father, a grandfather, a Marine and one of the all-time great milers.
Kansas man saves wild horse’s life, then his eyesight
November 23, 2010
More than a dozen people fill the operating room. Everyone in the Kansas State University Veterinary Hospital has a role — checking the patient’s vitals, making sure the medications are working and performing the surgery. Other veterinary and ophthalmology students watch the surgery, and someone is on hand to rub the patient’s belly.
Pregnant teen needs parental support now more than ever
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
Dear Dr. Wes and Ben: I’ve read your column since my daughter was 10 and tried to follow your advice on being open about sexual issues with her. I’ve brought up contraception several times and she’s declined. Now she’s pregnant. Do you have any advice on how a parent can deal with this, after having tried to do everything right in this arena?
Hospice cares for Kansans
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
I have personally known of the hospice benefit for some of my dearest friends. Therefore, I wish to pay tribute during November’s National Hospice Month to the “light that can come in” during the most difficult days as family and friends face the terminal illness of a loved one and the end of a treasured life. Through the caring comfort of professional staff and trained volunteers, people can enjoy quality of life for the time that remains.
Staff salaries
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
I’d like to offer a different perspective on your Nov. 19 editorial “Salary priority.” Kansas University staff — both unclassified and university support staff — haven’t received a pay raise in two years either. The issue of stagnant salaries is larger than just faculty.
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
You discover your car has more miles than show on the odometer or a false charge on your credit card. Lies have a reason; someone wants something they can’t get with the truth. The mechanic tells you your brakes are bad when they’re not. A kid lies to get what he wants. Lies are always about getting someone to do something they wouldn’t if they knew the truth.
Horoscope for Nov. 23
November 23, 2010 in print edition on B9
For Tuesday, Nov. 23: This year, others dominate, like it or not. Your smiling way attracts many people. You have another side that, if pushed, could emerge. If you are single, you could meet someone quite special. If you are attached, the two of you act like new lovers. Gemini can be challenging.
Tradition of giving
Lawrence has many holiday traditions that bring joy to the season as well as to community residents in need.
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
The holidays are a busy time. A special insert in Sunday’s Journal-World offered a list of many community events between now and Christmas.
Snow routes
An online map monitoring the condition of local streets after a winter storm would increase both safety and convenience for Lawrence motorists.
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
Knowing what city streets have been plowed following a snow storm is definitely news Lawrence residents could use.
Nobel Prize puts focus on human rights
November 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
Who, except her military jailers, was not moved when the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from seven years of house arrest earlier this month?
Topeka police investigating 14th homicide of 2010
November 23, 2010
Topeka police are investigating the city’s latest homicide.
Former Kansas lawmaker Jim Barone suing Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission over 2007 background check
November 23, 2010
A former state senator is suing the state’s racing commission over its refusal to disclose why it declined to renew his gaming board license after a background check was conducted on him in 2007.
Fire causes about $3 million damage to Cowley County business
November 23, 2010
Fire investigators are searching for the cause of a fire at a Cowley County business.
100 years ago: Atchison farmer unearths buried treasure in a field
November 23, 2010
“While digging a trench on his farm near Atchison, Kansas, Christopher Gous unearthed an iron pot, containing several thousand dollars in paper currency.”
25 years ago: Journal-World unveils “mini-museum” of old printing equipment
November 23, 2010
The Journal-World unveiled a mini-museum of newspaper and printing hardware at their main office. The rectangular assemblage, measuring 5 1/2 by 23 feet and weighing over a ton, included thousands of pieces of old metal and wood type.