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Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, November 24, 2010
Polls
Have you started your holiday gift shopping yet?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’ve purchased a few things
 
51%
I usually wait until the last minute
 
29%
Started? I’m already done!
 
19%
Total 511
Do you think KU will beat MU in this year's Border War at Arrowhead?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, KU is going to lose
 
75%
Maybe, but it will be close
 
12%
Yes, the Jayhawks always show up for the Border War
 
11%
Total 853
What time do you traditionally eat your Thanksgiving meal?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mid or late afternoon
 
54%
About lunchtime
 
35%
During dinner hours
 
9%
Total 512
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson gets down on defense as he watches Texas A&M-Corpus Christi guard Garland Judkins during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Defense keys slam-dunk win, KU basketball extends Allen Fieldhouse winning streak to 63
November 24, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Count not wanting to be the recipient of a scolding from the coach and a glare from a disapproving teammate among the motivating factors for Kansas University basketball players to bring defensive intensity on every possession.
10:00 a.m.
Lance Johnson. Lawrence City Commissioner Lance Johnson being sued over $1.95M bank loan
November 24, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence City Commissioner Lance Johnson is being sued over a $1.95 million loan that has gone bad and whether a bank should be allowed to seize some of Johnson’s assets.
2:00 p.m.
Ernie Cummings, left, helps customer David Lahm, of Lawrence, Tuesday at Kizer Cummings Jewelers, 833 Mass. Cummings said that diamond earrings, pendants and rings are selling well at the store this year along with the more inexpensive designer lines of silver jewelry. As Black Friday approaches, National Retail Federation says jewelry will be 2010 holiday shopping trend
November 24, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Come Friday, women everywhere could have a reason to rejoice as shoppers trade in last year’s trend of jeans for this year’s trend of jewelry.
2:00 p.m.
Janet Huchingson picks through a wagon full of sweet potatoes from her garden to show to her husband John and Mohammad Alkuwari, center, a KU international student from Qatar on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Huchingson has been participating in the Grimwood Thanksgiving program that hosts international students from KU since the 1950s.  Lawrence couple offer warm welcome to international students during holidays
November 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Janet and John Huchingson don’t have much family in Lawrence. Janet is a fourth-generation Lawrencian and recalls having big family Thanksgivings with many relatives in the past. And while only a few still live in the area, the Huchingsons have found a new way to fill the space around the table on turkey day.
6:00 p.m.
Whitney Bryant, left, Amarillo, Texas, Rebecca Steadman, Lawrence, and Kris Johnson, Lawrence, carry their items through the line at Kohl's on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at 6:30 a.m. Plenty of Lawrence residents spent the early morning hours crossing items off of their holiday shopping lists and getting the best deals, as many retailers opened their doors early and slashed prices to accommodate the shopping rush. 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.
6:00 p.m.
Investigators evaluate the scene of a fatality accident involving a stolen vehicle on U.S. 59 northwest of Lawrence Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. 23-year-old Arkansas man faces involuntary manslaughter, other charges in connection with fatal accident on U.S. 24-59
10:36 a.m., November 24, 2010 Updated 5:56 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers Wednesday identified the 21-year-old man who died in a Tuesday crash north of Lawrence as Cameron Freeman of Lincoln, Neb.

All stories

Group of KU students unable to make it home for the Thanksgiving holiday
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
As thousands of Jayhawks migrate home for the Thanksgiving holiday to spend some quality time with family, turkey and sweet potatoes, they leave behind a scattered few who have other plans for the three-day break from classes.
Lawsuit filed over issues on property for new homeless shelter in Lawrence
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A5
Leaders with the Lawrence Community Shelter have filed a lawsuit in Douglas County District Court seeking to remove any questions about whether the homeless shelter can move to an eastern Lawrence warehouse.
Residents share reasons for gratitude
November 24, 2010
Over the past several days, the Lawrence Journal-World has been asking its readers and social media followers to share online what they were thankful for this year. In the midst of a recession, Lawrence is still a place of plenty. There were family and friends, jobs, good food and, of course, Kansas University sports.
Style Scout: Katy Clagett
November 24, 2010
I love black. Everyone looks good in black.
Style Scout: C.J. Calhoun
November 24, 2010
My only tattoo depicts the Deathly Hallows symbol from Harry Potter
Kansas Rep. Forrest Knox plans to push bill to allow concealed carry of guns in public buildings
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
A legislator is re-loading his bill that would allow concealed carry of guns in public buildings, including those at Kansas University.
Got leftovers? Here are a few handy ideas for your post-holiday situation
Recipes perfect for those who still have guests, too many mashed potatoes or a hankering for more pie
November 24, 2010
Sometimes, thanksgiving leftovers can be more daunting then the holiday itself.
Dole Institute cancels program on S. Korea
November 24, 2010
Because of developments between North and South Korea this week, the Dole Institute has canceled its program Two Ambassadors: Kathleen Stephens & Dr. Han Duk-soo, which was scheduled for Monday evening.
Lenexa woman injured in western Lawrence crash
November 24, 2010
An 18-year-old Lenexa woman was injured after an early morning rollover crash Wednesday in far western Lawrence.
Tonganoxie family thankful for life, loved ones after open heart surgeries
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
There will be candy bowls in the homes of Tonganoxie sisters Tammy Kissinger and Terylan Walker this holiday season, but they won’t be filled with red licorice.
Region expected to be cold but mainly dry for Thanksgiving motorists, with a few exceptions
November 24, 2010
Motorists generally aren’t expected to have to deal with icy roads this Thanksgiving, except for those traveling to southern Missouri.
23-year-old Arkansas man faces involuntary manslaughter, other charges in connection with fatal accident on U.S. 24-59
10:36 a.m., November 24, 2010 Updated 05:56 p.m. in print edition on A1
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers Wednesday identified the 21-year-old man who died in a Tuesday crash north of Lawrence as Cameron Freeman of Lincoln, Neb.
Kansas’ abduction response team certified by U.S. Department of Justice
November 24, 2010
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six says the U.S. Department of Justice has ceritified the state’s child abduction response team.
House, antique store damaged in fire on U.S. Highway 40 near Shawnee County line
09:24 a.m., November 24, 2010 Updated 12:57 p.m.
American Red Cross and fire officials say a house and an antique store in Big Springs in western Douglas County were badly damaged in a fire Wednesday morning.
Fugitive Texas priest, who was captured in Lawrence, charged with hiring hitman to kill teen who accused him of sexual abuse
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on charges that he solicited a hit man to kill a teenager who had accused him of sexual abuse.
Genuine Imitation: KU’s acappella group something to ‘Gleek’ out about
November 24, 2010
KU’s acappella group is enjoying a new interest in the musical genre thanks to the hit show.
Shannon Oury chosen to lead Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
November 24, 2010
Leaders of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority have chosen a local attorney as the organization’s next executive director and have asked her to look for ways to expand the agency’s reach.
Town Talk: Pine family sells ground once proposed for business park; Bowersock park to close; city’s social service funding set
November 24, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Amid plenty, hunger endures
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
Good news. An average of 17.7 percent of all Americans were at times unable to feed themselves in the 12 months prior to September of this year. That’s according to an analysis of data from the Gallup-Healthways Index, conducted and newly released by the Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC), an advocacy group.
Gary Bedore’s KU Basketball Notebook
November 24, 2010
The Jayhawks were to fly to Las Vegas today for the Las Vegas Invitational so Thanksgiving would not be a travel day.
Kansas State University says it has produced purple sweet potatoes
November 24, 2010
Some professors at Kansas State University think even your Thanksgiving fare could use a little dose of purple.
Lawrence City Commissioner Lance Johnson being sued over $1.95M bank loan
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence City Commissioner Lance Johnson is being sued over a $1.95 million loan that has gone bad and whether a bank should be allowed to seize some of Johnson’s assets.
U.S. economy sees growth in third quarter; unemployment still high
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A5
The economy grew a little faster over the summer than the government first thought.
Top-ranked Duke outlasts K-State at CBE Classic in Kansas City
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Freshman guard Kyrie Irving and senior guard Nolan Smith both had 17 points and led No. 1 Duke’s outstanding defensive effort on Kansas State’s Jacob Pullen as the Blue Devils beat the fourth-ranked Wildcats 82-68 on Tuesday night to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.
Children in Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence get taste of Thanksgiving tradition
November 24, 2010
Inviting 400 elementary school-age children over for dinner may not sound all that peaceful, but Dave McKinney draws upon history to understand such an effort’s importance.
As Black Friday approaches, National Retail Federation says jewelry will be 2010 holiday shopping trend
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
Come Friday, women everywhere could have a reason to rejoice as shoppers trade in last year’s trend of jeans for this year’s trend of jewelry.
Baby safe after carjack attempt in Kansas City
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A8
Police in Kansas City say a young couple moving to Missouri from Colorado thwarted a man’s attempt to steal their car with their 6-month-old baby inside.
Vehicle reported stolen Tuesday in 700 block of Iowa Street
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 2008 Nissan Titan, valued at $25,000, was reported stolen just after midnight Tuesday from the 700 block of Iowa Street, according to a Lawrence police report.
Analysis: North Korea’s attack on South Korea is bid for attention
November 24, 2010
A frustrated North Korea is lashing out again, this time with a deadly volley of artillery aimed at reminding rival South Korea — and the world — that it will not be ignored.
KU’s Turner Gill all fired up for Border War rivalry debut at Arrowhead Stadium
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Turner Gill, ever the steady personality, opened his Tuesday news conference with a bang, showing in no uncertain terms that he understands what lies ahead as Kansas prepares to take on No. 15 Missouri at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Joe Paterno coming back to Penn State for 2011 season
November 24, 2010
Joe Paterno plans to return as Penn State coach next season, ending the latest round of speculation about retirement.
Rangers’ Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP
November 24, 2010
Josh Hamilton thought back to the days when his career was derailed by drugs and alcohol.
Former Jayhawk Nick Collison signs multi-year contract extension with NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder
November 24, 2010
Center Nick Collison has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
No arbitration for Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Manny Ramirez
November 24, 2010
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Manny Ramirez failed to receive salary arbitration offers as one of the first deadlines of baseball’s offseason passed.
Islanders coach Perry Clark: Jayhawks ‘love to play’
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B4
When Texas A&M-Corpus Christi coach Perry Clark scouted Kansas University’s basketball team in preparation for Tuesday night’s game at Allen Fieldhouse, the veteran coach noticed one thing. “Coming in, I thought they were one of the most intelligent basketball teams that I’ve seen play,” Clark said.
Defense keys slam-dunk win, KU basketball extends Allen Fieldhouse winning streak to 63
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Count not wanting to be the recipient of a scolding from the coach and a glare from a disapproving teammate among the motivating factors for Kansas University basketball players to bring defensive intensity on every possession.
History in the making: KU home-court winning streak hits record 63
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University interim athletic director Sean Lester presented the game ball to basketball coach Bill Self in a short ceremony immediately following the Jayhawks’ 82-41 rout of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Pump patrol
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
Save the date: Prince William and Kate announce wedding details
November 24, 2010 in print edition on C6
Pomp and circumstance — what “Britain does best” — will rule the day when Prince William and Kate Middleton get married April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
Don’t touch my junk: TSA workers face tough job
November 24, 2010 in print edition on C6
They’ve been called molesters, threatened with physical violence and ordered not to touch “my junk.” One woman headbutted a TSA officer who was searching her laptop. Other screeners report being punched, kicked and shoved during patdowns. However, security officers performing increasingly invasive searches say they want Thanksgiving travelers to know they’re just doing their jobs, and trying to save lives.
Lawrence city commission approves issuing bonds for Bowersock expansion
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
The future of a $20 million plan to build a new hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River is now in the hands of big city bankers and financiers.
Selling standards: Meat labels address welfare of animals, plus consumer concerns
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B6
Whole Foods Market harbors the same hopes for its chickens that many parents do for their kids: That they’ll get plenty of fresh air, live at home until they reach maturity and avoid gaining weight so fast that they can’t walk.
Cooking Q&A: Some additional tips for holiday meal preparation
November 24, 2010 in print edition on B6
Some questions and answers about Thanksgiving Day meal preparation.
Not just KU
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
A big deal. Not even mentioned in YOUR paper. The KU Youth Chorus performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the KU basketball game Friday, Nov. 19. Wouldn’t a picture of that have been nice on the front page of Saturday’s paper? Josh Selby gets front page the next day and front page of sports section on Monday. Why don’t you just ignore the rest of the city and call this paper what it really is: the KU Sports Today Journal-World?
Safe travels
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
Since it’s Thanksgiving week, I thought it only appropriate to express gratitude. I’m thankful for being alive. Monday evening, crossing Massachusetts at Seventh street when the pedestrian signal flashed, I walked into the crosswalk. A woman turning onto Massachusetts sped right toward me.
Giving thanks
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
On behalf of health and human services in Douglas County, I would like to say thank you to the thousands of people who regularly give of their time and money to improve lives in our community.
The American dream is fading
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
For generations, parents have told their children about “the American dream.” Basically it has meant building a life based on the foundational principles that created and have sustained America for more than 200 years. By doing so, one might reasonably expect a new generation to achieve a better life than their parents and grandparents experienced. But what defines “better”? In modern times it has been defined as achieving greater prosperity and consuming more material goods.
Annexation approval
County commissioners should give their approval to an annexation request west of Lawrence.
November 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
Next Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to reach a decision on approving or rejecting the annexation of a 51-acre site west of Lawrence, approximately one mile east of the Kansas Turnpike’s Lecompton interchange.
Federal judge stops Missouri sheriff from enforcing law if Phelps protest funeral
November 24, 2010
A federal judge has entered a consent judgment barring an eastern Missouri sheriff from enforcing state statutes prohibiting desecration of the flag and protests near funerals.
Settlement filed in Valley Center sign dispute
November 24, 2010
Valley Center has formally agreed not to prosecute a homeowner or interfere with his display of a yard sign criticizing the city.
Salina man seeks new trial in deaths of 2 men
November 24, 2010
A man convicted of killing two men in Salina will be allowed to present evidence of juror misconduct in his trial.
KCP&L raising electricity prices for Kansas customers
November 24, 2010
Rates will be climbing for Kansas City Power & Light customers in Kansas but by less than the utility had requested.
2 Hutchinson teens arrested for vandalism at Trinity Catholic High School
November 24, 2010
Hutchinson police say three teenagers have been arrested after a vandalism spree that caused thousands of dollars in damage at a Catholic high school.
Leavenworth man charged in fatal hit-and-run
November 24, 2010
A Leavenworth man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a hit-and-run accident that left one woman dead and her husband critically injured.
Vatican: Condom use less evil than spread of HIV
November 24, 2010 in print edition on C6
In a seismic shift on one of the most profound — and profoundly contentious — Roman Catholic teachings, the Vatican said Tuesday that condoms are the lesser of two evils when used to curb the spread of AIDS, even if their use prevents a pregnancy.
Kansas farmers wrap up 2010 fall harvest
November 24, 2010
Kansas farmers are wrapping up this season’s harvest of row crops.
Tune in: ‘Firebreather’ makes debut on Cartoon Network
November 24, 2010
Duncan is having the hardest time adjusting to a new school. Could it be because his father’s Godzilla? OK, technically, his dad is the 120-foot-tall King of the Kaiju, a race of ancient angry reptiles bent on destroying humanity. But why get picky?
Horoscope for Nov. 24
November 24, 2010
This year, you discover unusual success when relating to people individually. They respond as you might not have dreamt possible. A touchy area will clearly be around funds — yours and theirs. If you are single, your ability to relate closely allows a great deal of closeness. If you are attached, the two of you gain from one-on-one time. Cancer bottom-lines your issues.
100 years ago: Lawrence public library patrons reported to be checking out more books than in 1909
November 24, 2010
“Patrons of the Lawrence public library are not only doing more reading than they did a year ago, but are doing more of what is called ‘solid’ reading. The report made by the librarians to the board of directors show that 3941 books were exchanged in the month of October.”
40 years ago: Students beginning to pay for college tuition with credit cards
November 24, 2010
Student financial aid officials at Ohio State University and the University of Iowa were experimenting with the idea of students using credit cards to pay all or part of their tuition expenses.
25 years ago: Local grocery stores locked in price war over Thanksgiving turkeys
November 24, 2010
A local price war on grocery-store turkeys was being waged. Dillons had fired the first shot with its “spectacular savings on Thanksgiving turkeys” at 39 cents a pound.