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KU student named Rhodes scholar
November 19, 2011
Kansas University student Kelsey Murrell is one of 32 people nationwide who have been chosen to receive a Rhodes scholarship, which will fund her studies at Oxford University in England for one or two years beginning in 2012.
Vertical expansion of downtown Lawrence draws more than shadow of a doubt
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners get asked to answer all sorts of odd questions, but this one seems unique even by City Hall standards. Does Lawrence want to keep its small-city sun?
Old DNA evidence could be key in cold case
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Topeka Police Cold Case Unit has started an investigation into whether DNA evidence from 1992 — stored in a cooler in California — might be able to solve a decades-old rape case, said Sgt. Rich Volle, head of the Cold Case Unit.
Though KU football future uncertain, players deserve support in finale
November 19, 2011
If Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could get his players to execute on the field the way he has them talking in the media room, he might be on to something.
Agg beating: Jayhawks suffer worst blowout of season in 61-7 loss to Texas A&M
November 19, 2011
With four games to play, and the 2011 season all but lost, the Kansas University football team turned to the slogan, “Remember November,” in an attempt to find a way to fight through the final month.
Buddhist monks find their calling in Kansas temple
November 19, 2011
The journey toward nirvana begins early for the Buddhist monks at their temple compound northwest of Salina.
Welcome to Kyle Field, … Home of the 12th man
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B8
With Texas A&M headed to the SEC next year and the Kansas University football team set to play what could be its final game ever at iconic Kyle Field at 11 today, it only made sense for the KU players and coaches to take a stroll down Memory Lane this week.
Basehor man released from hospital
November 19, 2011
Matthew R. Moss, 36, of Basehor, was released from Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday.
Theft reported at Walmart
November 19, 2011
A staff member at Walmart, 3300 Iowa, reported to Lawrence police Sunday the theft of an HP laptop computer valued at $639 and a Dell laptop computer valued at $559 from the store between 3:30 a.m. and 4:20 a.m. that day.
Woman reports Honda Accord stolen
November 19, 2011
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Tuesday the theft of her 1992 Honda Accord valued at $1,600 from the 500 block of Eldridge Street. The theft occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Woman flown to hospital after stabbing
November 19, 2011
A woman was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital Friday night after being found with a stab wound. Police were called at 7:09 p.m. the 1500 block of Eddingham Drive, where they found the woman.
Pump patrol
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.12 at several stations.
Taiwanese official pleads guilty to underpaying workers
November 19, 2011
A Taiwanese representative pleaded guilty Friday to a charge accusing her of violating a federal labor law by underpaying and overworking two women hired from the Philippines to work in her suburban Kansas City home.
Gas firm wins legal skirmish in condemnation lawsuit
November 19, 2011
A federal magistrate judge sided with a Nebraska firm in the condemnation of more than 9,100 acres in south-central Kansas, the latest legal skirmish in a decades-old fight stemming from gas seeping from an underground storage facility.
Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A6
Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a late Republican offer that included next-to-nothing in new tax revenue. Each side maneuvered to blame the other for a looming stalemate.
House says no to mandating balanced federal budget
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A6
Rejecting the idea Congress can’t control its spending impulses, the House turned back a Republican proposal Friday to amend the Constitution to dam the rising flood of federal red ink. Democrats — and a few GOP lawmakers — said damage from the balanced-budget mandate would outweigh any benefits.
Tax bills coming for the holiday
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Douglas County treasurer is about to mail 47,031 bills to collect $145,060,636.57 in taxes for the coming year. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.
40 years ago: No increase for student basketball tickets
November 19, 2011
The Athletic Corporation had hoped to raise the price of student season tickets to $5.50.
Haskell trio set for nationals
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
Of the three Haskell Indian Nations University runners competing in the NAIA cross country national championships today in Vancouver, Wash., two are freshmen. And regardless of how freshmen Brannon Wallace and Talisa Budder race, Haskell coach Al Gipp is excited to have two cornerstones for the future.
Eudora edges Paola, 13-10, advances to championship
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Everyone on Eudora High’s football field Friday night — from the former players, to the parents, to the team itself — knew what the 13-10 victory against Paola meant.
KU eyes winning, waves in Maui
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior Jeff Withey will swim — and maybe even snorkel — in Maui, but he will not surf.
Walking the walk: Safety Bradley McDougald’s confident play boosts KU defense
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior linebacker Steven Johnson has a theory about why the Jayhawks’ defense has played its best games of the season in its last two contests.
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Texas A&M
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B8
With 296 yards rushing on 64 carries against Baylor last week, the Jayhawks got their rushing game going again.
No. 16 ‘Bama tops Wichita State to gain Tip-Off final
November 19, 2011
Tony Mitchell scored 26 points and Alabama posted a tournament record 14 blocks in a win over Wichita State to grab a spot in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off final.
No. 19 Texas A&M beats St. John’s, 58-57
November 19, 2011
Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy has a future in politics.
Iowa State stuns No. 2 Oklahoma State in double OT
November 19, 2011 in print edition on B2
Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned second-ranked Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, derailing the Cowboys’ national title hopes.
Republicans must stage strong campaign to beat Obama
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Day after day, week after week, new political popularity polls are released attempting to show which Republican candidates are leading the race to gain the GOP nomination for the 2012 presidential election.
Horoscope for Nov. 19
November 19, 2011
Use wisdom in expressing your anger. Don’t hold it in, but also don’t blast others away. Express your hurt before it turns into anger. If you are single, a relationship is most likely to develop through a friend or a hobby. If you are attached, the two of you need to share a new goal or major interest. The process alone will add to your relationship. Virgo can be picky.
A very Hallmark Saturday
November 19, 2011
Among the joys and burdens of reviewing television is the professional duty to keep up with every new Christmas special or movie, whether good, bad or abominable. It’s in that spirit that “A Christmas Wedding Tail” (5 p.m., Hallmark) must be mentioned. For what is more cloying than a Christmas movie in November than a Christmas movie narrated by a dog?
Gentle Thanksgiving
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A7
I’d like to propose a new tradition for Thanksgiving, one that is more in keeping with our holiday sentiments of kindness, giving and gratitude. The suffering of the turkeys on our tables stands in stark contrast to the joy of our family gatherings.
Pitts’ smokescreen
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A7
Once again, shenanigans and smokescreens arise in the abortion debate, distracting us from the core questions.
Broad blame
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A7
Although I am not surprised by Cal Thomas’ conflation of pedophilia and homosexuality, it is appalling to read his take on the events at Penn State in the column by him published in your newspaper (“Penn State’s shame — and America’s too,” Nov. 15).
Extension news for November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011
The Douglas County Extension Council annual election was Oct. 24 at the Douglas County Extension Office on the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Club news for November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Nov. 12 meeting with hosts Tom and Cathy Waller.
Obama puts politics ahead of good policy
November 19, 2011 in print edition on A7
In 2008, the slogan was “Yes We Can.” For 2011-12, it’s “We Can’t Wait.” What happened in between? Candidate Obama, the vessel into which myriad dreams were poured, met the reality of governance.
Military news for November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011
Air Force Airman 1st Class Grant Blodgett graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Steven Pledger leads Oklahoma over Coppin State
November 19, 2011
Steven Pledger said he felt some nerves Friday night. It didn’t show much. The Oklahoma guard, who returned from a one-game suspension, scored 20 points as Oklahoma beat Coppin State 92-65 on Friday night.
25 years ago: Hiring freeze implemented at KU
November 19, 2011
A shortfall of state revenues was cited as the reason for the freeze.
100 years ago: Yale scientist arrives to study fossil at KU
November 19, 2011
“The fame of the University of Kansas extends far, even to Yale.”
Around and About for November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011
Middle school students from across the state of Kansas performed in the honor choir for the National Teachers Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on June 17 in Emporia.
Scouting news for November 19, 2011
November 19, 2011
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by Lawrence First United Methodist Church, participated in Mini Merit Badge Weekend, Nov. 11-13, at Camp Naish.
Faith Forum: What is the thing you are most thankful for in your life other than your faith?
November 19, 2011
The Rev. Jill Jarvis and the Rev. Nate Rovenstine answer.