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Archive for Monday, December 17, 2007

Also from December 17

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Art smart
Podcasts
Polls
What would prompt you to ride the T or ride it more often?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nothing, I won’t ride the T.
 
45%
More convenient routes.
 
36%
More convenient hours of service.
 
12%
The price of gas increasing to more than $3 a gallon.
 
5%
Total 344
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
John Blythe experienced grief like he had not known when his wife Donna Beth died two years ago. Since that time Blythe, 78, has worked to find different ways to celebrate the holidays and still hold the memories of his wife. Blythe said reading and family and friends have helped him through. Coping with holiday grief
December 16, 2007 in print edition on 1A
John Blythe was devastated when his wife of 53 years died. Three months into his mourning, Blythe was faced with December. Not only were there the holidays, but the couple shared the same birthday - Dec. 11.
9:00 a.m.
In foreground center, Barbara Randel, Lawrence, and Robert Mitchell, Topeka, dance Wednesday at the midweek Oldsters United for Responsible Service dance at Lawrence Senior Center. The center informed the OURS dance group, which has about 130 members, that the group would not be allowed to meet at the center 2008. The club is making arrangements for new dance locations. Oldsters forced to move dances from senior center
December 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Wintry conditions couldn’t deter a group of seniors from heating up the dance floor at the Lawrence Senior Center. They were twirling, two-stepping, waltzing and tapping their toes to music performed by a live band. They are members of OURS (Oldsters United for Responsible Service), which has sponsored dances at the senior center for 26 years. But starting Jan. 1, they will take their dancing shoes elsewhere.
1:00 p.m.
December's ArtStar winner Xin (Lucy) Liu is a multitalented artist whose ceramics and jewelry design is turning heads at Lawrence High School. Liu fashioned a necklace, glazing the piece with a torch, on Wednesday at LHS. Art smart
December 17, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Xin Liu thinks the right and left hemispheres of her brain get along just fine. She’s interested in biological sciences and thinks she might pursue a career in microbiology. At the same time, she is an active artist, creating ceramics and metal jewelry. “Her style is very much based on nature - sort of abstractions of nature, things like birds and fish and flowers and plants,” says Deena Amont, art teacher at Lawrence High School. “She’s really kind of focusing in that area.”
4:00 p.m.
Kristina Emerson, activity coordinator at Brandon Woods Retirement Community, sits on the lap of Santa, played by Larry Kline, as resident Aloha Rizzo waits for her turn. Kala Garber, 10, watches. Santa makes grand return from sidelines
December 17, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Aloha Rizzo has a short Christmas list this year. She’d like a man in her life, preferably one with hair. Rizzo and her fellow Brandon Woods residents got a visit from Santa Claus on Sunday in the person of one of their own, Brandon Woods resident Larry Kline.
10:00 p.m.
Phil Minkin, who has been the chef for Lawrence's Head Start for more than 30 years, is shown working with a group of students at one of the program sites, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. He is retiring Friday. Final course
December 17, 2007 in print edition on 1C
This is how much the preschoolers at Head Start love Mr. Phil. It used to be, every time he walked into a classroom to deliver food, the students all wanted to get up and give him a hug. This created a logistical nightmare for teachers trying to do their daily lessons. So instead, the teachers started having the kids “throw” a group hug to Mr. Phil. He shimmies with a big smile to let them know he did, in fact, receive their hugs.

All stories

6News video: KidCast
December 17, 2007
Sam Stephens presents tonight’s KidCast.
6Sports video: Even scoreless, Robinson rocks
December 17, 2007
Every great team possesses a player that doesn’t always light up the scoreboard, but makes sure others always do. For the Kansas men’s basketball team, that player is Russell Robinson.
6News video: Bus fare? That’ll be one can
December 17, 2007
It’s a chance to save 75 cents and make a difference at the same time: on Thursday, riders can take The T for a fare of one canned food item instead of the normal 75 cents.
6Sports video: No McCray? No problem
December 17, 2007
No Danielle McCray? No problem for the Kansas women. Last night without it’s leading scorer, Bonnie Hendrickson’s squad knocked off UC Riverside at Allen Fieldhouse.
6News video: Former teacher apologizes for sex scandal
December 17, 2007
A former Lawrence High School English teacher convicted of having sex with a student apologized for her actions this afternoon in Douglas County District Court.
6Sports video: 10-and-0 never looked so easy
December 17, 2007
On Saturday the Kansas men’s basketball team crushed another opponent: this time Ohio at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
6Sports video: Piper pulls away from Panthers, 55-40
December 17, 2007
Piper High takes on Paola in the third place game at the Cardinal Invitational tonight in Eudora.
6News video: East Heights teacher wins award for excellence
December 17, 2007
A new award makes the holiday season a little merrier for one Lawrence teacher. The first recipient of the special award for “Dedication to Education” is Jim Immel.
6News video: LHS senior mixes science, art
December 17, 2007
A Lawrence High School senior is proving that art and science aren’t necessarily opposites. Her work as earned her this month’s ArtStar award. 6News reporter Terry Rombeck tells us more about the young artist.
6Sports video: All about the wait
December 17, 2007
For the Kansas football team, it’s all about the wait. Kansas last played on November 24. Since then, 23 days have elapsed, and it will be another 17 until KU plays in the Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech.
6News video: County coming up short
December 17, 2007
Revenue shortfalls lead Douglas County Commissioners to do some possible belt-tightening for 2008. County leaders will hold off on filling employee vacancies and might delay new hires for next year.
6News video: Christmas dinner in need of food
December 17, 2007
Organizers of Lawrence’s community Christmas dinner are still in need of some food of their own for next week’s meal. The group still needs 22 turkeys and 14 hams for the annual dinner.
6Sports video: Hawks edge past Cardinals to fifth-place finish
December 17, 2007
Today the Cardinals Invitational boys’ basketball tournament wrapped up after being iced out two weeks ago. EHS battled KC Harmon in a fifth-place game.
6News video: Light Up Lawrence
December 17, 2007
We continue our annual Light Up Lawrence competition tonight with a look at the home of David and Debbie Evans in the 2900 block of West 27th.
6News video: City leaders to debate road repair schedule
December 17, 2007
City commissioners tomorrow night will consider when to allow major repairs for North Second Street.
6Sports video: Hawks hunker down, prep for Hokies
December 17, 2007
It’s officially time to start talking about the Hokies. Today Mark Mangino and his Kansas football team began to insert a game plan for the upcoming Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech.
6News video: Public pools may come at new cost
December 17, 2007
Hotels, apartment complexes, health clubs and other businesses with a public swimming pool or spa in the Lawrence area may soon have to pay an annual fee.
6News video: Douglas County DA may succeed Morrison
December 17, 2007
The name of a local law enforcement official is among those being tossed around to replace outgoing Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson has been mentioned as a possible successor.
6News video: Bremby urges lifestyle changes
December 17, 2007
Eat more fruits and vegetables, pick up the physical activity and don’t smoke. Such little things can make a big difference when it comes to improving the physical — and economic — health of all Kansans.
Final course
Longtime Head Start chef retiring
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
This is how much the preschoolers at Head Start love Mr. Phil. It used to be, every time he walked into a classroom to deliver food, the students all wanted to get up and give him a hug. This created a logistical nightmare for teachers trying to do their daily lessons. So instead, the teachers started having the kids “throw” a group hug to Mr. Phil. He shimmies with a big smile to let them know he did, in fact, receive their hugs.
6news Now: Former LHS teacher faces sentencing today
December 17, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, we’ll have the details on the sentencing for a former Lawrence High teacher who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student.
County delays hiring, reviews budget
December 17, 2007
Douglas County government is holding off on filling employee vacancies and new hires planned for 2008 might be delayed.
Perry woman injured in early-morning accident
Victim flown by helicopter to hospital
December 17, 2007
A Perry woman was injured this morning on Interstate 70 near Lawrence and flown to a Kansas City area hospital, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority report.
Greenspan calls for cash infusion to help ease housing slump
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, suggested Sunday that a tax break or other government financial help for homeowners facing the mortgage crunch would be the best political fix for the economy.
Bulls’ Thomas focused
Forward battling Noah for minutes
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Tyrus Thomas dinged a hip while coming down with a rebound Sunday and missed all but 20 minutes of the Bulls’ 21â2-hour practice at the Berto Center. That Thomas said he felt fine afterward and also shrugged off his one-game suspension cracks a window into a mind-set that teammates say is more upbeat and focused of late.
People in the news
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
¢ Singer Dan Fogelberg dies after cancer battle¢ U.S. Reps. Mack, Bono tie the knot¢ Celine Dion takes final bow in Las Vegas
Apartment complexes return to agenda
Lawrence City Commission
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at www.lawrenceks.org
Scientists find way to predict development of breast cancer
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Researchers in San Francisco say they have found a way to predict which patients with precancerous breast tumors are destined to develop cancer, potentially saving tens of thousands of women a year from unnecessary treatment - and unnecessary anxiety.
A tale of two Taylors
Bird, Manning share name, little else
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Allow me to introduce you to Taylor Elizabeth. She’s 5-foot-9 and also 6-foot-1. She plays guard for Lawrence High and forward for Free State High. She was born on Sept. 7, 1990, and again on April 20, 1991. Confused yet?
Santa makes grand return from sidelines
Larry Kline brings his Old Saint Nick back to life after a year off because of a stroke
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Aloha Rizzo has a short Christmas list this year. She’d like a man in her life, preferably one with hair. Rizzo and her fellow Brandon Woods residents got a visit from Santa Claus on Sunday in the person of one of their own, Brandon Woods resident Larry Kline.
Holiday shopping falling short of goals
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
With Christmas a little more than a week away, many stores are finding themselves in the same predicament as in recent years: waiting for those last-minute shoppers who seem to be procrastinating even more than a year ago.
Speaker urges Baker graduates to ‘take care’
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
The final commencement ceremony for hundreds of Baker University students from several campuses ended early Sunday afternoon on a chilly, snow-covered day. All of the ceremonies were at the Collins Center, located on Baker’s main campus.
Short-handed KU routs Riverside
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
No way Kansas University can win without Danielle McCray. Uh, check that. With their leading scorer and rebounder out because of an injury, KU’s women’s basketball team responded by tripping Cal-Riverside, 62-49, on Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Chiefs bemoan home skid
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
It has been a December to forget for the Kansas City Chiefs. Before this season, the Chiefs had lost just three games at home in December since 1991. Make that five.
Top US general cites decline in attacks
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
A top American general said Sunday that attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border have dropped more than 40 percent since July and the U.S. and its allies are making progress in the fight against the Taliban.
No. 9 Sooners stop Spartans
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
Amanda Thompson had 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead a balanced attack and help No. 9 Oklahoma overtake No. 21 Michigan State, 66-55, on Sunday.
D&D Tire and Uniroyal teaming up for soccer
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Kaw Valley Soccer Association is receiving a donation of more than $1,120 in funds and equipment from D&D Tire and Uniroyal Tire as part of a nationwide, Uniroyal-designed program to support youth soccer.
Bird flu experts investigate outbreak
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
International health experts have been dispatched to Pakistan to help investigate the cause of South Asia’s first outbreak of bird flu in people and determine whether the virus could have been transmitted through human contact, officials said Sunday.
Passenger train derails near Omaha; no injuries
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
A passenger train carrying 154 people derailed Sunday about 20 miles west of Omaha, Neb., near Gretna, but no injuries were reported, officials said.
Keep the New Year’s fun going well past midnight
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C2
The ball has dropped, the champagne is gone, and the four rounds of “Auld Lang Syne” are killing the celebration - all signs that the New Year’s eve party is dying, 30 minutes into the new year. “There’s a lot of build up to the New Year’s moment,” says Anna Bremner, co-founder of thepartybuilder.com. “I think a lot of people who were waiting until that happens, who might have ordinarily left earlier, see the new year as their excuse to go home.”
Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq bombed
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Turkey said dozens of its warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets as deep as 60 miles inside northern Iraq for three hours Sunday, the largest aerial attack in years against the outlawed separatist group. Turkey’s military chief said the U.S. gave intelligence and tacit approval for the raid.
Study: More Americans Googling themselves, friends
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
More Americans are Googling themselves - and many are checking out their friends, co-workers and romantic interests, too. In a report Sunday, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have looked for information about themselves through Google or another search engine.
On the record
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issues and divorces granted
Anaylsis: Abortion politics made ground slippery for Morrison
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Attorney General Paul Morrison’s political career seemed to collapse with shocking swiftness when he announced his resignation only six days after admitting to having an extramarital affair with a former subordinate. But his downfall has been more gradual, and it occurred against the backdrop of the intense debate over abortion in Kansas.
Dolphins no longer winless
Favre passes Dan Marino on all-time yardage list
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Miami Dolphins finally won one, thanks to a break and a big play in overtime. After Baltimore’s Matt Stover missed a 44-yard field goal in the extra period, Miami’s Greg Camarillo turned a short completion into a 64-yard touchdown, and the Dolphins beat the Baltimore Ravens, 22-16, Sunday.
Money Tip: Year-end bonuses
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
With a little foresight, you can maximize the benefits of even the paltriest year-end bonus.
Crews working to restore power
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B12
Utility crews faced about a foot of snow in some parts of Kansas as they worked Sunday to restore power to about 57,000 homes and business that remained in the dark.
Douglas County open studios 2008 call for artists
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Fine artists and artisans are invited to participate in the inaugural Douglas County Open Studios, a brand-new annual self-guided tour of artists’ studios located throughout the county - but outside Lawrence - and scheduled for late April 2008. The event has been designed to complement the annual Lawrence ArtWalk held in Lawrence at the end of every October, which features Lawrence artists’ studios.
Nortonville residents advised to boil water
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B12
Residents of Nortonville in Jefferson County are under a boil-water advisory. The water system was drained by firefighters battling a fire, which could allow contaminants into the system.
Marbury returns tonight for N.Y.
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B6
Knicks guard Stephon Marbury returned to practice Sunday after missing a week while mourning the death of his father.
Al-Qaida No. 2 issues Iraq directive
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri warned of “traitors” among insurgents in Iraq and called on Iraqi Sunni Arab tribes to purge those who help the Americans in a new videotape posted today on the Web.
Know your bubbles
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
You don’t have to be a connoisseur to enjoy a little fizz with your buzz this holiday season. “Tasting wine and champagne is a very simple thing. It’s all about pleasure,” says Herve Rousseau, owner of New York’s Flute champagne bar.
Livestock-handling seminar is scheduled
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Producers looking to improve the health and safety of their livestock and reduce stress for both people and animals are invited to attend a seminar to be conducted by Dr. Lynn Locatelli, a veterinarian from Benkleman, Neb.
Bert Nash center adds staff case manager
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, recently announced the appointment of Carla Helm as a new staff case manager.
Will Smith’s ‘Legend’ sets record
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
For the last man on Earth, Will Smith sure has a lot of friends. The Warner Bros. tale “I Am Legend,” starring Smith as a plague survivor who may be the last living human, debuted with $76.5 million, the biggest December opening ever and a personal best for one of Hollywood’s top box-office champs, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Art & Insight owner presents at meeting
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Libby Schmanke, a board certified art therapist, attended the annual conference of the American Art Therapy Association, conducted Nov. 14-18 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Violence decreases in Iraq
US general: Fighting at lowest levels since 2003
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Violence in Iraq is at its lowest levels since the first year of the American invasion, finally opening a window for reconciliation among rival sects, the second-ranking U.S. general said Sunday as Iraqi forces formally took control of security across half the country.
Best breeders
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
To the editor: A California pet store linked to Kansas puppy mills? No surprise! Too often people with more money than good sense buy a puppy (on impulse) from a pet store. The general manager of the California store said that we only get our puppies from the best breeders. Well, the “best” breeders never sell to dealers or pet stores.
Oldsters forced to move dances from senior center
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Wintry conditions couldn’t deter a group of seniors from heating up the dance floor at the Lawrence Senior Center. They were twirling, two-stepping, waltzing and tapping their toes to music performed by a live band. They are members of OURS (Oldsters United for Responsible Service), which has sponsored dances at the senior center for 26 years. But starting Jan. 1, they will take their dancing shoes elsewhere.
Internet takes flight
Airlines to begin offering Wi-Fi Web access
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
Warren Adelman’s colleagues know him as “Thumbs”: Like many executives, he is adept at checking e-mail on his BlackBerry and does it almost constantly. Unable to do so during flights, Adelman welcomes business trips as “an opportunity to decompress a little bit from the constant flow of e-mail, perhaps catch up on a book.”
Finding the job that fits
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B11
J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs
A bad deal
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
To the editor: It appears that none of the commissioners had Wal-Mart stock. It is inconceivable that the commissioners want to let the Deciphera business deal stand. Bringing business to Lawrence through secret meeting arrangements and offering a special tax deal by a commissioner and mayor that are financially involved spells trouble for Lawrence.
BBC productions rock the holidays
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
A week before Christmas, the airwaves fill with music both heavenly and profane; HBO profiles a young preacher with an edge; and the steamy “State of Grace” ends its first season trailing clouds of angel feathers. A British import produced by the BBC just in time for the holidays, “Clash of the Choirs” (7 p.m., NBC) will unfold live over the next four nights.
Texas A&M wins, still not satisfied
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
It didn’t matter Sunday, but the Texas A&M Aggies know they’ll have to develop more of a killer instinct to win once Big 12 play begins next month.
Darnell not picky about role
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Darnell Jackson, whose numbers are slightly better as a starter than a reliever, says he relishes both roles equally. “My confidence is the same. I’m just having fun,” Kansas University’s 6-foot-8, 250-pound senior power forward said after scoring 11 points and grabbing eight rebounds in Saturday’s 88-51 rout of Ohio at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
KU tight end Fine going out in style
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Five years ago, Derek Fine was enjoying Florida. Wearing a now-old-school navy-blue Kansas University football jersey, Fine stood on the sideline throughout the 2003 Tangerine Bowl in Orlando and did absolutely nothing. Fine plans to relish the Orange Bowl experience a little more this year. “Dude, why not?” Fine said. “I don’t even like tangerines.”
Marketing strategy
Westar’s current policy on street lights seems designed to dictate what may be wasteful consumption of electrical power.
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
King Gillette, the inventor of the safety razor, is said to have recognized early on that the success of his business lay not in the razor itself but in the endless market for the disposable blades required for its use. His marketing strategy, therefore, was to sell his razors below the production cost to help create a market for the blades, which were sold at a cost well above what it cost to make them.
Rookie robbers don’t get far after $7.4 million heist
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
By age 24, she had been married, given birth to a son, gotten a divorce, filed for bankruptcy and tried to make extra cash as a model. By age 22, he had played plenty of the computer game Halo, and found a job at an armored car company.
Horoscopes
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B10
You will continue to grow and transform this year. At the same time, you will be claiming your power, and others will notice what a force you are. Sometimes those close to you feel like they barely know you. If you are single, romance certainly will have a place in your life. Avoid any wild risks if you are attached. What might be just a chatty flirtation could become a huge problem.
Old-fashioned bakery offers traditional tastes
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Munchers Bakery has been tucked away in Hillcrest Shopping Center at 925 Iowa, or nearly 30 years and was awarded first place for doughnuts in the Best of Lawrence 2006. The place is a haven for sweet-toothed insomniacs, late-night workers and early risers because it’s open 24 hours daily.
Keegan: Thomas victim of ‘roids
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B1
Not all victims of the Steroid Era are as obvious as Taylor Hooton, the high school pitcher who fell into depression after taking steroids and committed suicide. Attention isn’t called to all the slighted parties as frequently as to Hank Aaron, passed by Barry Bonds and his modern muscles.
Art smart
Student artist draws on interest in science, nature for inspiration
December 17, 2007 in print edition on C1
Xin Liu thinks the right and left hemispheres of her brain get along just fine. She’s interested in biological sciences and thinks she might pursue a career in microbiology. At the same time, she is an active artist, creating ceramics and metal jewelry. “Her style is very much based on nature - sort of abstractions of nature, things like birds and fish and flowers and plants,” says Deena Amont, art teacher at Lawrence High School. “She’s really kind of focusing in that area.”
Young, Titans rip K.C.
Tennessee rallies for 26-17 victory
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B5
The franchise now known as the Tennessee Titans hadn’t won in Kansas City in exactly 17 years. When the dejected Chiefs think back to their last win in their once-friendly home, it only seems that long.
Mortgage action may define new entitlement
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
She who would be president excoriates, as Democratic presidential candidates must, the current president and almost all his works. But she and he largely agree regarding the subprime mortgage problem. Granted, she greeted his response to it with the cri de coeur without which Democrats would be speechless: “More!” She upped his ante by proposing a moratorium, for 90 days, on foreclosures.
Vikes in better shape
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B4
Contrary to what some Vikings fans have contended, Brad Childress does indeed have a brain, and he uses it quite a bit. Minnesota’s 46-year-old professional football franchise long has been this frozen region’s most popular sports team, and passionate opinions from the public about the coach have flowed freely from that.
In final budget bill, Democrats reverse cuts sought by Bush
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Lawmakers unveiled a $500 billion-plus catchall spending bill Sunday, reluctantly sticking within President Bush’s budget but still protecting politically sensitive domestic programs from White House cuts.
Wake takes men’s title
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Zack Schilawski scored the winning goal in his return to his hometown, lifting Wake Forest to a 2-1 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA College Cup championship Sunday.
Commentary: Woeful Dolphins dodge NFL history
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Come on in, join the party. The long national nightmare is over. See, there’s Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga viewing the winning locker room through tears. “In my suite, it was like winning the Super Bowl,” he’s saying.
Shelter seeking Christmas breakfast donations, volunteers
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Community Shelter’s Holiday Gift Program needs volunteers and breakfast foods for their hot breakfast for the homeless from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Christmas morning.
First time’s a charm for victors
Both winners of contests in Miss USA circuit new to pageants
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two women new to the pageant experience walked away Sunday night with the Miss Kansas USA and Miss Kansas Teen USA titles. The pageant was at the Lied Center at Kansas University.
KU values its distinguished profs
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
A recent column in the Lawrence Journal-World questioned what Kansas University does to highlight the accomplishments of its distinguished professors. As a distinguished professor myself, I want to take this opportunity to detail how KU supports its top faculty.
Wichita looks at ending busing program
Today, 1,370 students are shuttled to class in an effort to integrate the city’s schools
December 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Wichita School District is looking to end its civil-rights era school busing plan, which some administrators say is no longer necessary because of demographic changes in the city.
Tar Heels keep grip on No. 1
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B7
The last time Tyler Hansbrough left New Jersey after a North Carolina game, he was devastated after a tough loss one game from the Final Four. On Sunday night, the junior forward left the Garden State with a headache and another easy victory for the top-ranked Tar Heels.
WVU coach bolts for Michigan
Rodriguez says goodbye to Mountaineers, joins Maize and Blue
December 17, 2007 in print edition on B2
Michigan hired Rich Rodriguez away from his alma mater after failing to bring back one of its own. A man with ties to both the Wolverines and West Virginia might’ve helped.