Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Also from December 12

On the street
Photo galleries
Oskaloosa ice storm
Should Attorney General Paul Morrison resign over sexual harassment allegations?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 327
Who do you consider to be KU's best dunker?

Poll results

Response Percent
Darnell Jackson
Rodrick Stewart
Darrell Arthur
Brandon Rush
Sasha Kaun
Someone else
Total 2051
What's the worst thing about winter?

Poll results

Response Percent
The ice
All the above
The cold
Nothing, I love winter
Flu season
The snow
Total 469

Lead stories

6:01 a.m.
Framed between ice-laden branches of an evergreen tree, Leslie Campbell clears her driveway of other fallen limbs. A steady rain and freezing temperatures Monday and Tuesday caused an accumulation of ice on trees and power lines. Storm ices Midwest
December 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence got lucky. The storm that knocked out power for thousands of Kansans and spurred Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday to declare a state of emergency for all counties passed through the city without the mayhem that many had braced for. “I think it was a minimal storm compared to what it could have been,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. The nearby school districts of Baldwin City, Eudora, Tonganoxie, McLouth, Oskaloosa, Basehor-Linwood and Perry-Lecompton canceled classes today, the second day in a row.
12:00 p.m.
Ninth-grader Emily Johnson, a member of the South Singers at South Junior High School, is pictured with her father, Jody Johnson, on Tuesday in their home. Jody wrote the song "Winter's Promise," which the South Singers will perform during concerts this week. Winter’s Promise’ gives junior high kids a voice
December 12, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence resident Jody Johnson wrote a song, “Winter’s Promise,” about his daughter, Emily, and other junior high school students. “I feel like, a lot of times, junior high kids aren’t listened to. We always think they are in transition when actually, I think, they provide quite a bit of hope, and so the song talks about that and uses the image of winter to talk about that,” Johnson said.
4:00 p.m.
High School Spodcasters
Winter sports take center stage
Posted December 12, 2007
The weather outside has cooled off but inside Lawrence's high school gymnasiums the action is just heating up. Lawrence High and Free State High's boys and girls basketball teams are in full swing, with season-openers and tournament action already behind them. In this week's High School Spodcasters segment join Matt Tait, Benton Smith and Jesse Temple for an early look at all four teams.
10:00 p.m.
Julie Smith, Oskaloosa, said she was surveying damage Wednesday morning when a tree behind her started to crack. Seconds later, half of the tree crashed down. Her boyfriend, Wade Olson, Lawrence, helped cut the tree into sections. Ice devastates nearby county
December 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Jefferson County is reeling from Tuesday’s ice storm, and it could be several days before full power is restored, emergency officials said. “We’ve lost major transmission lines and transfer stations,” Emergency Management director Doug Schmitt said. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation this bad.” At noon Wednesday, 75 percent of the county remained without power, he said.

All stories

6 shot getting off school bus
Police say attack stemmed from earlier fight over a girl
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Assailants shot six young people Tuesday at a school bus stop, wounding two critically, in a midday attack that followed a fight over a high school girl, authorities said.
AP also honors McFadden, Tebow, KSU’s Nelson
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
When it comes to being an All-American, Darren McFadden doesn’t have to settle for second.
NBA Roundup
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B3
Scores around the league.
Mangino exalted yet again
Coach-of-the-year awards keep coming for KU skipper
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s 2007 Coach of the Year on Tuesday.