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12:00 a.m.
Pinckney science teacher Chris Anderson works with sixth-grader Maria McKee during an exercise on genetics. The state of Kansas will have over 400 openings for math and science teachers in the next school year. Kansas University has created a new program that allows math and science majors to earn teaching certification along with their degrees. Program takes aim at teacher shortage
November 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Next year, Kansas schools will have openings for more than 400 math and science teachers. But there won’t be enough qualified Kansas graduates to fill those slots. So those jobs could go to graduates of universities overseas who are in the United States on short-term visas. Or inadequately qualified teachers could be hired. But a new program at Kansas University hopes to chip away at that shortage and, therefore, improve the quality of education in the state.
9:00 a.m.
Pulse Podcast
"It's a Wonderful Life" comes alive at LHS
Posted November 30, 2007
It's a stage production of a radio drama that was originally a book but is famous for being a movie. Tonight, "It's a Wonderful Life" comes to the stage at Lawrence High School, for an old-time, radio-show-style performance. The performance is the subject of this week's Pulse Podcast. Director Charlie Goolsby and cast members talk about the benefits and challenges of the radio reincarnation of the holiday classic. After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend.
1:00 p.m.
Aaron Abeita, 13, Hiawatha, KS, holds up a sign telling others about coach Mangino and his talents of keeping the Jayhawks alive in the BCS standings and going 11-0 for the first time in history of KU football. Mayer: Mangino best of letterless
November 30, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Success-wise, it’s been a 3-2 season for head coaches who never played football as collegians. Three are Big 12 people. At the start of the ‘07 campaign, there were five non-gridder coaches in the major college ranks: Mark Mangino of Kansas, Paul Johnson of Navy, Mike Leach of Texas Tech, Charlie Weis of Notre Dame and Dennis Franchione of Texas A&M. Mangino (11-1), Johnson (7-4 to date) and Leach (8-4) have had good to excellent seasons; Weis suffered through a devastating 3-9 at Notre Dame; Franchione (7-5) was fired at A&M.
4:00 p.m.
Brewer Kevin Prescott makes his way through Free State Brewing Co. as he prepares a batch of beer for fermentation Thursday. The popular brewery at 636 Mass. is expanding its beer production capability by leasing a building at 1927 Moodie Road. The goal is to make the company's beer products available for regional distribution. Free State to start bottling beer
November 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Free State Brewing Co. is expanding its beer-making prowess into east Lawrence, part of a strategy to bolster the company’s specialty beers and boost sales into regional markets. Free State will continue to own and operate its popular brewpub at 636 Mass., the first legal microbrewery in Kansas since Prohibition, but that operation soon will get some relief.

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Rec calendar
November 30, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation around Lawrence
K.C. may turn to Huard again
Starting QB Croyle misses practice for second day
November 30, 2007 in print edition on B9
A sore back kept quarterback Brodie Croyle out of practice a second straight day Thursday, and Kansas City might have to go with Damon Huard for Sunday’s game against San Diego.
Paterno’s salary finally revealed
Penn State coach to earn more than $500,000 this year
November 30, 2007 in print edition on B6
Joe Paterno’s salary is no longer one of the most closely guarded secrets in college sports - the Penn State coach will earn more than $500,000 this year.
Starks powers Aggies
Baylor, Texas rout meager competition
November 30, 2007 in print edition on B5
Takia Starks scored 23 points and No. 13 Texas A&M beat Michigan 69-41 on Thursday night.