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City Commission agenda for Nov. 22
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider approving a program that will allow police officers to purchase through the city certain types of rifles that officers then would carry with them in their patrol vehicles.
Kitchen safety tips for the holidays
November 18, 2011
The holidays are filled with warmth, but sometimes things can get dangerously hot in the kitchen. It should come as no surprise that fire departments see an increase in cooking fires around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are tips to keep your family safe and your turkey well-roasted.
It’s Holiday Bazaar time
11:02 p.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 02:07 p.m. in print edition on A3
It’s that time of year: the beginning of the holiday season. As its kickoff of the festivities, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar craft fair from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Lawrence Humane Society closed Sunday
November 18, 2011
The Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., will be closed Sunday, Nov. 20, for staff training.
Man sentenced to probation for beating girlfriend’s kids with belt
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Douglas County judge Friday morning ordered a 30-year-old man to serve three years on probation for abusing his girlfriend’s two sons, ages 14 and 12, with a belt in July at their Lawrence home.
Cyclist taken to hospital after colliding with garbage truck
November 18, 2011
A 52-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Friday morning after his bicycle collided with a city sanitation vehicle in North Lawrence.
Additional police patrols planned during Thanksgiving holiday week
04:18 p.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 04:45 p.m.
An estimated 42.5 million people are expected to travel during the upcoming week for Thanksgiving, and police in Lawrence, Douglas County and across the state plan to beef up traffic patrols.
Attorney for school districts says Brownback education finance plan would make matters worse
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants to overhaul the public school finance system to avoid lengthy litigation that has surrounded the major funding function of state government.
Lawrence police seeking driver who might have witnessed Nov. 6 accident at 19th and Iowa
01:51 p.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 03:35 p.m. in print edition on A4
Lawrence police said Friday they were trying to find the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who might have witnessed an injury accident involving two other vehicles Nov. 6 at the intersection of 19th and Iowa streets.
Statehouse Live: New labor coalition forms to oppose what it calls anti-worker agenda
November 18, 2011
“We are fighting back,” Terry Forsyth, president of the Working Kansas Alliance, said. He was flanked by more than 50 union members during a news conference held in conjunction with the Kansas AFL-CIO biennial convention.
New labor coalition forms to fight Brownback initiatives
12:29 p.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 02:54 p.m.
Organized labor was roughed up during the last legislative session. Union leaders say the next session, which starts in January, will be even tougher. “We are fighting back,” said Terry Forsyth, president of the newly formed Working Kansas Alliance. He was flanked on Friday by more than 50 union members during a news conference held in conjunction with the Kansas AFL-CIO biennial convention. staff’s Week 12 college football picks
November 18, 2011
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 12 of the college football season.
Town Talk: Lawrence library, others in dispute over Kindle E-reader; Lawrence police leaders trying to increase numbers of ‘patrol rifles’; a piece of North Lawrence history on the auction block
November 18, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Topeka adds groups to anti-discrimination policy
November 18, 2011
The Topeka school district has expanded its anti-discrimination policy to include homosexual and transgender students and staff.
Oklahoma State women’s coach Kurt Budke, assistant die in plane crash
08:44 a.m., November 18, 2011 Updated 12:49 a.m.
Oklahoma State University women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas.
Businessman challenging city on parachuting rights
November 18, 2011
Area businessman William McCauley has filed a complaint against the city with the Federal Aviation Administration regarding whether he can operate a business that would use the airport as a landing zone for parachutists.
Vital statistics provide snapshot of Kansas
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Data from the giant statewide report card was released Thursday. Known as the Summary of Vital Statistics, the report tracks information on residents’ births, deaths, marriages and divorces. The data, compiled by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is from 2010.
Pump patrol
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.14 at several stations.
First Bell: Stacking cups offers lessons in Lecompton; school attendance challenge tips off in January for KU women’s hoops; Consolidation Working Group meets Monday
November 18, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KUMC administrator Marcia Nielsen gets new job; Bible photographer hosting photo exhibit in Lindsborg; students to put on ‘KU’s Got Talent’ tonight
November 18, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Judge orders convicted Douglas County child molester to remain in custody for treatment
Defense will appeal decision
November 18, 2011
A Douglas County judge has ordered a 32-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting two boys in Douglas County in 2001 to remain in state custody for further sex-offender treatment.
40 years ago: Fire hydrants sought for rest areas
November 18, 2011
The Kansas State Highway Commission was searching for old fire hydrants for a rest-area project.
Senior DT Dorsey excited for Texas homecoming
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University football senior Patrick Dorsey has never stepped foot on famed Kyle Field, the College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M.
Seabury’s Diaz signs to play for UT Pan Am
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B3
A 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Seabury Academy, Thomas Diaz is living proof there is more than one way to land a Division I college basketball scholarship.
Eudora hoping to make history
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
With just one more victory, the Eudora High football team can make history tonight.
Tyshawn Taylor, Bill Self look to build off UK game mistakes
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
Playing No. 2-ranked Kentucky in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden — on ESPN, with various NBA players, celebrities and family members on hand — had Tyshawn Taylor a bit overanxious on Tuesday night.
A familiar foe: KU’s Turner Gill to face off against old boss, A&M coach Sherman
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne may have shaped the way Kansas University coach Turner Gill looked at football, but this week’s opponent, Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman, helped Gill organize those views.
Lansing escapees recaptured
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two escapees from the Lansing Correctional Facility are back in custody.
Economy as birth control? Fewer born in U.S. again
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The economy may well be the best form of birth control. U.S. births dropped for the third straight year — especially for young mothers — and experts think money worries are the reason.
Jammed lavatory door on flight sparks terror scare
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
A pilot accidentally locked himself in the bathroom aboard a flight to New York City and touched off a brief hijacking terror scare that underscored the fears about air travel that still linger more than a decade after 9/11
The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
The rolls of America’s oldest old are surging: Nearly 2 million now are 90 or over, nearly triple their numbers of just three decades ago.
Income gap
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz wrote in the May 2011 Vanity Fair magazine, “The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in 25 percent of the nation’s income each year.
Recycling edict
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
First, let me say I like and appreciate Lawrence’s trash services. It is so much more personable than those run by private trash services in other cities.
National briefs: Mizzou coach Pinkel suspended after DWI
November 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Missouri suspended football coach Gary Pinkel without pay for the final home game of the season Thursday and froze his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Buy small
The national “Small Business Saturday” promotion is a good reminder of the pleasure of shopping at local, independently owned retailers.
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
“Black Friday” is a big event for some holiday shoppers and many major retailers, but for those who aren’t so eager to jump into the Christmas shopping fray, “Small Business Saturday” may be an even nicer way to begin the holiday season.
Regents chair has praise for KUMC
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
For the past two years, as I have served on the Kansas Board of Regents, first as a member and now as chair, I’ve been struck by the impact many of our institutions of higher learning have on the daily lives of fellow Kansans.
Overt pledges undercut covert efforts
November 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
The leading Republican candidates were weirdly overt with their promises in last weekend’s debate about waging covert war against Iran and even assassinating its scientists.
Horoscope for Nov. 18
November 18, 2011
You often feel a conflict between your emotional needs and your image. Don’t look at these two principles as opposites; look for their similarities. You attract suitors left and right. If you are attached, your significant other might really enjoy your warmer style. The two of you could bond even more firmly if you give up being critical. Virgo is always your friend.
Nashville guys and their special friends
November 18, 2011
Now in its second season, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” (8 p.m., Sundance) moves to Nashville.
25 years ago: Wichita paper endorses Dole for president
November 18, 2011
The 1988 presidential election was still nearly two years away.
100 years ago: Coffee-maker explodes in downtown restaurant
November 18, 2011
“As the result of an explosion of the coffee urn at Weyermuller’s restaurant today, the front and back of the room were blown out and minor damage done to the interior.”