Archive for Monday, December 8, 2008

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Photo galleries
The Big 12 Championship in pictures Unknown man on bar roof Hemenway announces his retirement Photos from Chancellor Robert Hemenway's career at KU. Cooking with kids
If the BCS ran college basketball, how many NCAA championships would KU have won in the last 18 years?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 91

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Brett Bricker, a Wichita senior, left, and Mathew Petersen, a Wichita sophomore, confer about debate topic evidence during a debate squad meeting. Bricker is part of KU’s top debating team this year. Championship-caliber performance extends to KU’s debate team
12:00 a.m., December 8, 2008 Updated 9:56 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s college debate squad is, by any measure, having a good year. Its top team of Brett Bricker and Nate Johnson is enjoying success, tearing through several major tournaments this year. “They’ve probably had the best semester that any team in KU history has had,” said Scott Harris, the squad’s head coach.
10:00 a.m.
Harry Shaffer Longtime — and much beloved — KU economics professor to retire
December 8, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Harry Shaffer keeps a small stack of teacher evaluations in his desk at his Lawrence home. The 89-year-old Kansas University economics professor emeritus says he’ll reluctantly give up teaching next year, as a breathing condition is forcing him to retire completely after 60 years. He still enjoys reading over some of the comments he’s received from students.
2:40 p.m.
Chancellor Robert Hemenway, in doorway at left, enters a press conference Monday where he announced he will step down from his post effective June 30, 2009. At far right is Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere. KU chancellor to retire
December 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway plans to teach and write a book on intercollegiate athletics once he leaves his post on June 30.

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Unity pays off
It would be wonderful if the political unity that helped earn Kansas a major new research facility could be extended to other difficult issues facing state lawmakers.
December 8, 2008 in print edition on A9
See what happens when we — our elected officials, Republican and Democrat — play nice? The state wins a highly prized federal research facility that had been sought by many more politically powerful states.
OU torches Tulsa, 69-44
December 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
A recap of men’s Big 12 basketball action.
Sooners’ Paris adds to NCAA record
December 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
A recap of women’s Big 12 basketball action.
Florida St. upsets No. 23 UF
Behind Clark’s 17, Louisville breezes by Ohio, 91-56
December 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball.