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KU vs. Arizona Smart Phones Past Gingerbread Festival entries Forever Plaid
What most accurately describes your state of mind about KU football?

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Response Percent
A little bit of both
Happiness at the 11-1 regular season
Disappointment at losing to Mizzou
Total 410
With KU's loss to Missouri ending its regular season, which bowl do you think the 11-1 Jayhawks will wind up in?

Poll results

Response Percent
Fiesta Bowl
Cotton Bowl
Orange Bowl
Holiday Bowl
Sugar Bowl
Gator Bowl
Total 6104
A man eating Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family insults his wife for telling jokes. She's obviously hurt and embarrassed. Which response from her husband would experts say most closely resembles a good apology?

Poll results

Response Percent
C: “I’m sorry I criticized you for telling jokes at dinner. I was out of line to act like it was my job to monitor your behavior. I’ll be conscious of that tendency and do my best to avoid it in the future.”
A: “I’m sorry you were so upset by my comment at dinner.”
D: “I’m sorry I criticized you for telling jokes at dinner. It’s just that my mom didn’t understand them and I didn’t want her to feel stupid.”
B. “Geez. Sorry.” (delivered in a sarcastic tone with an eye roll)
Total 128

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Emily Carlson, of Minneapolis, Minn., center, holds her head in disbelief as KU falls behind in the Border War on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Freshman Jon Nehring, of LeRoy, left, and other KU fans shared Carlson's pain as the 11-1 Jayhawks lost their first game of the season to Missouri, 36-28. Keegan: Arrowhead aside, MU simply better
November 25, 2007 in print edition on 1C
We’ll never know which team would have won the 116th rendition of the Border War had it been played in Memorial Stadium, home field of Kansas University, 36-28 loser Saturday night to Missouri at sold-out Arrowhead Stadium. This much we do know: The more deserving team advanced to the Big 12 title game and kept its national-title hopes alive.
1:00 p.m.
Are flowers an easy out when it's time to say you're sorry? Steve Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at Kansas University, says the best apologies very often come with more than words. The S word
November 25, 2007 in print edition on 1D
The holidays can be stressful. Relatives get together, expectations of gaiety run high, and - almost invariably - words are spoken or events transpire that hurt someone. An apology is in order, but issuing one that’s meaningful can be tricky.
6:50 p.m.
Brandon Rush and the Jayhawks take on Eastern Washington tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Rush and Arthur key Jayhawks in overtime thriller as KU escapes Arizona, 76-72
November 25, 2007
Jawan McClellan missed a three on the other end, and then Arizona was relegated to simply fouling KU. Russell Robinson headed to the line after a foul at midcourt. Robinson hit both to end it. Chase Budinger led all scorers with 27 points, but they were rendered meaningless with KU pulling it out in overtime, 76-72. Darrell Arthur scored four huge points for KU in overtime and led the Jayhawks with 20. Brandon Rush, who played a season-high 36 minutes, scored 17, including a pair of huge game-clinching dunks in the extra stanza. KU was outrebounded 38-29, but Arizona turned the ball over 25 times, giving KU multiple chances to win it in heart attack fashion. KU will play Wednesday against a Rex Walters-coached Florida Atlantic team before hitting the road for the first time to play at Southern Cal next Sunday.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University sophomore Felix Zacharias, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, last spring when he had to maneuver around a 15-foot crater caused by a suicide bombing the day before. Vets suffer with mental aftershocks of war
November 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Potholes that dot Lawrence streets are just one of many reminders of combat in Iraq, said Felix Zacharias, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. The Kansas University sophomore from Wichita is used to swerving from potholes to save his life. He recalled maneuvering his vehicle around a 15-foot-crater one day last spring in Fallujah, Iraq. The hole was created by a suicide truck that exploded the day before.

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Lawrence Datebook
November 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Trust test
Providing a judge or district attorney a tape recording of a disputed executive session would build public confidence in officials’ compliance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
November 25, 2007 in print edition on B8
When it comes to monitoring the activities of our elected officials, it seems appropriate to follow former President Ronald Reagan’s advice on dealing with the Soviet Union: “Trust but verify.”
Poet’s Showcase
Catalpa” by Jill Jevens
November 25, 2007 in print edition on D3
“Catalpa” by Jill Jevens