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KU vs. UCLA Duke vs. Michigan at Maui Invitational The day in photos, Nov. 22, 2011 UCLA vs. Chaminade at Maui Invitational
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Polls
Should pepper spray be used to deal with Occupy protesters?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
55%
Yes
 
44%
Total 993
Videos

Lead stories

1:30 a.m.
Dr. Pyro, better known to his friends as Kansas University student Sonny Tallavajhala, Overland Park, puts on a fiery show for spectators by exploding balloons filled with a mixture of helium and oxygen during the annual Carnival of Chemistry, held Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Malott Hall. The carnival features fun and games while teaching kids about the wonders of chemistry.
Elements of excitement flash before young minds at KU’s Carnival of Chemistry
November 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Hundreds of children roamed Kansas University’s Malott Hall on Sunday, an unusually young crowd for the college building.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas players Thomas Robinson (0) and Travis Releford (24) have a laugh during the second half on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Lahaina Civic Center. At right is KU guard Elijah Johnson. Reeves Nelson changes game for UCLA
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Multiple tattoos make sleeves of his arms. His chin-down, expressionless stare and facial features call to mind Karl Childers, the character portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton in the compelling 1996 film, “Sling Blade.”
10:00 a.m.
The state is looking to purchase land to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway. Environmental groups are hoping to block the completion of the project. State to contact Lawrence property owners about purchasing right-of-way land for completion of South Lawrence Trafficway
November 21, 2011 in print edition on 1A
State transportation officials soon will contact about 60 Lawrence property owners to begin the process of buying right-of-way to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway.
2:00 p.m.
A farmer in his combine makes a pass through a field in the river bottoms Monday just north of the Kansas River. Crop land prices in the Midwest have risen by more than 25 percent during the last 12 months, a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has found. Prices shoot up for Midwest crop land
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Midwest farmers are certainly growing corn, wheat and soybeans, but now there are questions about whether they’re nurturing a real estate bubble as well.
6:00 p.m.
Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group — including, seated at table, from right, Josh Davis, Alison Nye, Stella Murphy, Chris Lempa and others — listen as facilitators outline various "scenarios" suggested for consideration. The presentation, during a meeting Nov. 21, 2011, included discussions of where students might go under a variety of options for consolidating elementary schools. Consolidating schools certain to ‘hurt,’ board member says
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After five months of meeting, greeting, dreaming, researching, information-gathering and scenario-seeking, members of an advisory group charged with recommending how to shrink the number of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district finally saw a potential “scenario” taped up on a wall.

All stories

English leads No. 21 Mizzou to CBE Classic title
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kim English had 19 points to lead six Tigers in double figures and No. 21 Missouri dominated No. 20 California 92-53 on Tuesday night to win the CBE Classic.
Kansas State thumps Maryland-Eastern Shore, 92-50
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Thomas Gipson scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Jamar Samuels added 12 points on 7-of-9 free-throw shooting to help Kansas State defeat Maryland-Eastern Shore 92-50 on Tuesday night.
Iowa State holds off Northern Colorado, 90-82
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Iowa State set a school record with 16 3-pointers, but coach Fred Hoiberg was not elated as one might expect.
No. 9 Baylor beats South Carolina State, 70-50
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Anthony Jones scored a career-high 21 points, including two 3-pointers in the opening stretch of the second half when ninth-ranked Baylor took control on the way to a 70-50 victory over South Carolina State on Tuesday night.
Lawrence chips in $20,000 for study of blue-green algae
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
The emergence last summer of blue-green algae in the Kansas River still has Lawrence raising a few red flags about the effect the toxin has on the city’s drinking-water supply.
Police chief presses city for rifle program
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib has a saying he uses to illustrate why the city needs a program to make it easier for Lawrence police officers to carry semi-automatic rifles in their patrol cars.
Lawrence Community Shelter to purchase new facility after surpassing fundraising goal
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Thanks to 630 different donors, who gave more than $890,000 in fewer than eight weeks, the Lawrence Community Shelter will celebrate next Thanksgiving at a new location.
Occupy Lawrence protester a no-show for court appearance
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
An Occupy Lawrence protester who faces a criminal trespassing charge for climbing on the roof of a downtown business did not show up for court Tuesday morning, Lawrence Municipal Court officials said.
KDOT director: State’s diverting of transportation funds jeopardizes projects
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
A pattern of using state transportation funds for other budget priorities could jeopardize Kansas’ ability to meet its obligations under a new 10-year highway improvement plan, according to the outgoing transportation secretary.
Brownback vows to keep Boeing in Wichita
November 22, 2011
On Monday, Boeing announced that it was conducting an internal study on the future of its defense plant in Wichita, including the possibility of closing it.
Emporia State announces Kathryn Cruz-Uribe as finalist for president
November 22, 2011
Emporia State University has announced that the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University is the fourth finalist for the school’s presidency.
Review puts future of Wichita’s Boeing facility in question
03:06 p.m., November 22, 2011 Updated 09:59 p.m. in print edition on A3
Government officials said they are alarmed and none too pleased that Boeing Co., which has promised to bring thousands of jobs to Kansas, is studying the future of its Wichita defense plant.
Kansas Congressional delegation dismayed at supercommittee’s inability to reach agreement
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation are criticizing the congressional supercommittee for failing Monday to reach a deal on federal budget cuts.
Kansas to begin collecting fees on pre-paid wireless phones and phone cards
November 22, 2011
Kansas residents who use prepaid wireless phones and phone cards will pay a little more next year.
Topeka considering regional transportation hub
November 22, 2011
The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering building a $25 million regional transportation hub.
Fallen Kansas soldier honored with stocking drive
November 22, 2011
Hundreds of holiday stockings stuffed with goodies will be sent to troops overseas as a tribute to a Garden City soldier who died in Iraq in 2007.
Civil War-era Leavenworth building wins national award for preservation efforts
November 22, 2011
A 125-year-old Leavenworth building that once served as a mess hall for Civil War veterans has received a national award.
Town Talk: Plans call for Gaslight Village to become nearly 1,000 student bedrooms; city undertakes study to figure out future of blue-green algae in drinking water supply
November 22, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Tyshawn Taylor recovers from second-half cramps in KU victory over Georgetown
KU senior guard receives IV in locker room, able to return to contest
November 22, 2011
KU senior guard Tyshawn Taylor scored 16 points in Monday’s win over Georgetown.
First Bell: Consolidation Working Group struggles with closure considerations; budget uncertainty spurs questions
November 22, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Prices shoot up for Midwest crop land
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Midwest farmers are certainly growing corn, wheat and soybeans, but now there are questions about whether they’re nurturing a real estate bubble as well.
Consolidating schools certain to ‘hurt,’ board member says
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
After five months of meeting, greeting, dreaming, researching, information-gathering and scenario-seeking, members of an advisory group charged with recommending how to shrink the number of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district finally saw a potential “scenario” taped up on a wall.
Lawrence man involved in injury accident near Topeka
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 56-year-old Lawrence man and a 20-year-old Topeka man were injured in an accident on Kansas Highway 4, approximately eight miles northeast of Topeka on Monday afternoon.
Kansas University student reports burglary in Jayhawker Towers
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Kansas University student and Jayhawker Towers resident reported a burglary to KU police that occurred between 11:25 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police say Friday night stabbing self-inflicted
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police said Monday that the stab wound a 21-year-old Lawrence woman suffered Friday evening was self inflicted.
Lawrence man accused of displaying a knife and handgun, charged with aggravated assault
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
Police arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man Saturday evening on an aggravated assault charge after he was accused of displaying a knife and handgun while inside a vehicle with some acquaintances hours earlier, but prosecutors amended the charge to misdemeanor criminally carrying or concealing a firearm.
12 cited for underage drinking violations in Saturday night sting
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
Officers with the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control division, Lawrence police and Kansas University police cited 12 people for underage drinking violations Saturday as part of the latest Fake ID 101 operation.
Heard on the Hill: KU Scuba Club finds a beloved hat; KU shows off aerial photos; youth blogger coming to Dole Institute on Monday
November 22, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas unemployment rate remains unchanged
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
There was little change in the Kansas unemployment picture in October.
25 years ago: Chernobyl disaster avoidable, says visiting prof
November 22, 2011
In his talk, Cohen pointed out some of the fundamental differences between reactors in the Soviet Union and those in the United States.
40 years ago: Abandoned baby returned to custody of parents
November 22, 2011
The baby had been left alone in a parked car in downtown Lawrence on a cold night in late October.
100 years ago: ‘Traveling men’ can vote away from home
November 22, 2011
“A dispatch from Topeka says that an effort is to be made to allow traveling men to vote away from home the same as railroad men.”
Georgetown coach frustrated with loss, team’s defense
November 22, 2011
Georgetown coach John Thompson III was visibly upset at the press conference following his team’s 67-63 loss to Kansas on Monday night.
UCLA gets rematch with KU
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
A rematch of Kansas University’s thrilling 77-76 victory over UCLA, contested on Dec. 2, 2010, in Allen Fieldhouse, takes place in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday in Hawaii.
UCLA rolls over Chaminade 92-60 in Maui
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B10
Lazeric Jones had 19 points, Jerime Anderson added 18 and UCLA ran past Chaminade in the second half for a 92-60 victory in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Justin Verlander wins AL MVP, 1st starter in 25 years
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
Justin Verlander figured time had run out on his chance to become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to be voted Most Valuable Player.
Brady throws 2 TD passes, Pats beat Chiefs
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Rob Gronkowski somersaulted into the end zone, staggered to his feet and still managed to spike the ball.
Turner Gill’s focus on MU, not on his future
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
As his future with the program treads in uncertain waters and his team prepares for what could be the final game in the 120-year history of the Border War series with Missouri — 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas University football coach Turner Gill continues to lean on the priorities that have defined his time at KU.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: KU hurt by cramps a decade ago
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
It has been 10 long years since Kansas University’s basketball team suffered a painful 93-91 loss to Ball State in the first round of the 2001 Maui Invitational.
Reeves Nelson changes game for UCLA
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Multiple tattoos make sleeves of his arms. His chin-down, expressionless stare and facial features call to mind Karl Childers, the character portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton in the compelling 1996 film, “Sling Blade.”
Another bad year for BCS
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
Over at the Bowl Championship Series, the short answer to the question of when there will be a playoff in college football remains the same.
Analysis: End to debt gridlock is not in sight
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
The supercommittee’s failure reflects the nation’s divide: Americans crave both the Republicans’ demand for low taxes and the Democrats’ insistence on protecting social programs. So far, no group or leader has persuaded them they can’t have both, and there’s no quick solution in sight.
Mother of bomb plot suspect apologizes to New Yorkers
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
The mother of a “lone wolf” accused of plotting to attack police stations and post offices with homemade bombs apologized to New Yorkers on Monday, even as questions arose about why federal authorities — who typically handle terrorism cases — declined to get involved in what city officials called a serious threat.
Super failure: Deficit-cutting panel gives in to defeat
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
Congress’ supercommittee conceded ignominious defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that stands at a staggering $15 trillion, unable to overcome deep and enduring political divisions over taxes and spending.
Debate on use of pepper spray arises
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Viral videos of riot police repeatedly pepper spraying a row of seated, nonviolent Occupy Wall Street protesters at a California university has sparked outrage, an investigation and calls for the college chancellor’s resignation. It has also set off a debate about whether the officers were justified and how far they can go to disperse peaceful demonstrators.
U.S., Britain, Canada team up on Iran sanctions
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Thwarted internationally, the Obama administration cobbled together a new set of best-available sanctions against Iran on Monday that underlined its limited capacity to force Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program. The U.S. action was coordinated with Britain and Canada but not with countries such as Russia and China that have far greater economic investments in the Islamic republic.
Where’s the salt? Hidden in your Thanksgiving menu
November 22, 2011
No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch, there’s lots of sodium already hidden in the menu.
Moral clarity?
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Isaac McPheeters’ letter (Journal-World, Nov. 19) regarding Leonard Pitts’ column on moral clarity is a textbook example of Pitts’ claim that those with compelling moral prescriptions damage the social fabric by arrogating decisions “unto the state under the guise of moral clarity.”
Tired argument
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
In last Saturday’s column, the Journal-World editor went on the well-worn Republican rant against Obama, warning of the dire consequences and catastrophic failures of America should Obama be elected again.
Positive stats
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
There’s a striking contrast between Douglas County and the rest of the state on some key indicators of family life (“Vital stats provide snapshot of Kansas,” Journal-World, Nov. 18).
Drug war spreading to Central America
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
While Mexico’s bloody war against the drug cartels is making headlines worldwide, there is a little-known fact that is sounding alarm bells among U.S. and Latin American officials: Central America’s drug-related violence is far worse than Mexico’s.
Charitable chores
Sweat equity is a great way for local volunteers to invest in their favorite charitable venture.
November 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Last weekend, instead of going door to door trying to sell items that many people don’t want, or standing on a corner simply asking people for cash donations, a couple of local volunteer groups rolled up their sleeves and went to work to earn some money for their favorite causes.
All the trimmings: How to enjoy Thanksgiving without gobbling away your diet
November 22, 2011
Let’s face it, there’s nothing low-calorie about Thanksgiving.
Late bloomers: KU slips past Hoyas
November 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players rewarded their sleep-deprived fans on the mainland late Monday night and into this morning.
Horoscope for Nov. 22
November 22, 2011
Just when you believe you’ve got it together, surprise! You keep adjusting, growing and changing. Therein lies stability. Count on change this year. If you are single, the person you meet today you might abhor in a few months. Don’t commit. If you are attached, understand how very changeable you are and how your feelings will change, too. Don’t judge your relationship; appreciate your sweetie for swinging with the ups and downs. Scorpio understands you too well!
Grim anniversaries, dummies and ‘Dancing’
November 22, 2011
“Frontline” (8 p.m., PBS) recalls the horrific terrorist assaults on Mumbai, India, on Nov. 26, 2008. The report, “A Perfect Terrorist,” traces the curious career path of David Coleman Headley, who evolved from a heroin dealer into a U.S. government informant and then plotted the attacks that left 164 people dead.