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USGS: 5.6 magnitude quake rattles Oklahoma; temblor may be record for state
11:31 p.m., November 5, 2011 Updated 01:05 a.m. in print edition on A7
One of the strongest earthquakes in state history rocked central Oklahoma late Saturday after a day of smaller quakes, a 5.6 magnitude temblor that rattled a college football stadium 50 miles away, shook buildings, caused cracks and was felt as far away as Tennessee, authorities said.
ISU coach Paul Rhoads: Triumph over KU ‘a beautiful victory’
November 5, 2011
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads wasn’t about to apologize for his team’s 13-10 close-call victory over Kansas on Saturday afternoon.
Close loss won’t change opinions on KU, Turner Gill
November 5, 2011
The guys wearing KU ballcaps and blue coats, the coaches, wanted to win the game played Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium on the campus of Iowa State. So did the players wearing nameless jerseys and a “KU” on their helmets.
Matt Tait’s football notebook: Ron Doherty steps in at kicker; D.J. Beshears’ role increased
November 5, 2011
Kansas University sophomore Ron Doherty, a 6-foot, 206-pound kicker from Klein, Texas, made the first field goal of his college career during Saturday’s 13-10 loss at Iowa State.
7 Down: KU’s losing streak extended in 13-10 loss to Iowa State
November 5, 2011
Through eight games this season, the Kansas University football team had found just about every way imaginable to lose a game. Saturday, during a 13-10 loss to Iowa State in front of 51,575 fans at Jack Trice Stadium, the Jayhawks discovered another.
Around and about in local business
November 5, 2011
Local business news for the week ending November 5, 2011.
Occupy Lawrence protester arrested after climbing onto Weaver’s roof
02:11 p.m., November 5, 2011 Updated 07:15 p.m. in print edition on A7
A man affiliated with the Occupy Lawrence group was arrested from atop the roof of Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Massachusetts St., on Saturday afternoon.
Overnight Oklahoma earthquake felt in southern Kansas
November 5, 2011
Authorities say three earthquakes that have shaken much of central Oklahoma could be felt as far away as Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
Debate on tax cuts, spending intensifying
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
The debate over state spending and taxes intensified Friday as financial experts released new revenue forecasts for Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature to use in forming a budget for the next fiscal year.
Park Service finishes Brown Foundation audit
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A2
The National Park Service says it has completed a financial audit of a foundation dedicated to telling the story of the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.
Iowa, Nebraska withdraw from Missouri River group
November 5, 2011
Iowa and Nebraska are withdrawing from an association of Missouri River states and tribes because of a dispute over how to manage the river, which flooded large parts of both states last summer.
Book gives look at Giffords’ recovery
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
When President George H.W. Bush came to visit her in the hospital, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could say only “Wow!” and another word she had been uttering frequently at the time, “chicken.”
Arrest over sandwich stirs debate about eating in stores
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
It happens daily in supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide: digging into a bag of chips while waiting in line, sampling a couple of grapes in the produce section, opening a bottle of milk to appease a crying child.
25 years ago: Liquor-by-the-drink passes in Kansas; Agnes T. Frog defeated
November 5, 2011
The election results were in.
40 years ago: Courthouse clock gets facelift
November 5, 2011
“It’s not a dangerous job, but it’s not easy either,” said Leroy Neddeau.
100 years ago: Chase County sheriff sets bounty on mice
November 5, 2011
“For some unexplained reason the Chase county jail recently became overrun with mice.”
Inconsistent Texas Tech on road at UT
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
In one week, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went from conquering heroes to head-scratching no-shows.
Sooners to Texas A&M in Norman without home winning streak intact
November 5, 2011
For more than six years, Oklahoma won every single time it played at home and usually won big. That air of invincibility is gone.
KSU takes aim on last unbeaten
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
From a pack of four top 20 teams that were unbeaten a month ago, No. 3 Oklahoma State is left as the Big 12’s best hope at winning a national championship.
Tigers hope to polish off a Texas 2-step in Waco
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
Baylor and Missouri fans are doing the same math. Each team has four wins. It takes six to be eligible for a bowl game, so that means they need two more.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: QB change didn’t hurt ISU
Chuck Long returns to Iowa
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
For three weeks in September, Iowa State junior quarterback Steele Jantz was a rock star in Ames, Iowa.
Minding the Jayhawks’ minds
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B10
There were only a few minutes remaining in the game and Texas had built a 43-0 lead. The Kansas University football team was staring down the barrel of a sixth-straight loss, the fourth in a row by 30 points or more, and the familiar feeling of disappointment, frustration and embarrassment was starting to creep into the players’ minds.
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Iowa State
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
What once was viewed as a strength of the Kansas University offense has fallen on hard times during the past few games.
Houston QB Case Keenum in hot pursuit of another record
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Case Keenum is taking aim at another NCAA passing record against one of the nation’s most porous defenses.
No. 8 Arkansas eyes fast start vs No. 10 S. Carolina
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Bobby Petrino allowed his superstitious side to show a little this week.
What does Alabama vs. LSU mean? Only everything
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
There have been, arguably, bigger events. Some would put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s 1-2 footprints ahead of this football 1-2.
Big East files countersuit against West Virginia
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Big East filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against West Virginia on Friday, four days after the university sued the conference in a bid to make a quick exit for the Big 12.
Kendrick Lewis becomes Chiefs’ QB on defense
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
Nobody gave Kendrick Lewis much thought when the Kansas City Chiefs made him their fifth-round draft pick last year.
Brady Morningstar says Tulsa team good fit
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Brady Morningstar was not surprised Thursday night when informed he’d been selected in the third round of the NBA Development League draft.
End of the run: QB Brad Strauss returns, but Lions fall
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High’s football team had a surprise sub off the bench in a first-round playoff showdown with Olathe South on Friday night, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Lions alive in the postseason.
Kansas pretty spitty
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Step into the manager’s office of any sub-par baseball team from any city in any decade, and the same mouth that spits tobacco juice into an empty cup on his desk will spill the same tired words of a man trying to make himself feel better about his fate.
Missouri native, KU grad celebrates rivalry
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
I am from Columbia, Mo. My father is a graduate of the University of Missouri and a retired professor, having taught his entire career at MU. My mother is a devoted Mizzou fan.
Tax concerns
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
I too have concerns about our governor’s effort to implement a new taxing structure for Kansas and possibly greatly reduce or eliminate income tax, a vital source of revenue for our state.
End of Iraq War was bungled by Obama
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded.
Scouting news for November 5, 2011
November 5, 2011
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, held its annual troop “Day at the Lake” on Aug. 6.
Club news for November 5, 2011
November 5, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its October 29 meeting with hosts Cathy Stephens and Joan VanNice.
KU softball players honored academically
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
Three Kansas University’s softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-Americans.
‘Wife’ offers great blend of entertainment
November 5, 2011
From “Charmed” and “Grindhouse” to “The Pastor’s Wife” (7 p.m., Lifetime), Rose McGowan shows her range. She portrays Mary Winkler, the dutiful wife of Tennessee preacher Matthew Winkler. They were considered the perfect couple and model parents, until neighbors learned that Mary had fled the state with her children and that Matthew was dead from a shotgun blast.
Horoscope for Nov. 5
November 5, 2011
This year opens up more spontaneity. If you are single, you will be amazed how this openness attracts even more suitors. If you are attached, passion runs high. For those in an artistic field of work, you will see the benefits of this new emotional freedom in your creativity. Pisces understands more than you realize.
Faith Forum: Why do you think God created the seasons?
November 5, 2011
The Rev. Shannah McAleer and Charles Gruber answer.
Around and About for November 5, 2011
November 5, 2011
The Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual Ploughman’s Lunch and Trinity Treasures Sale will be Thursday at the church, 1011 Vt.
Extension and 4-H news for November 5, 2011
November 5, 2011
Douglas County FCE and Kansas State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences announce their November program “Dried Flowers.”
Big 12 offers WVU seat at ‘big boys’ table’
November 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
So what does West Virginia University’s jump to the Big 12 Conference mean to West Virginians?
Chancellor’s actions at med school, athletics dept. will speak loudly
November 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Years ago a popular Kansas University chancellor told this writer, “Being a chancellor at KU could be an enjoyable experience if it were not for problems at the medical school, the athletic department/football coaches and the journalism school.”