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Archive for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Snow falls on Dec. 9
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What grade would you give Chancellor Robert Hemenway for his time so far at Kansas University?

Poll results

Response Percent
A
 
30%
B
 
29%
C
 
17%
F
 
10%
D
 
8%
Incomplete
 
2%
Total 792
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Lead stories

12:10 a.m.
In a press conference in December, Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced he would step down from his post effective June 30, 2009. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence detectives and police officers search an area near Kansas Highway 10 bypass at 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive on Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2008. The search was related to a sexual assault reported Monday, December 1. Lawrence police believe recent sexual assault is linked to cases back to 2004
9:51 a.m., December 8, 2008 Updated 6:20 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police said Monday that a sexual attack last week may be connected to several other sex crimes that have occurred in the city since 2004, Lawrence police said. In all cases, the attacker was armed with a weapon, police said.
11:29 a.m.
Snow falls on Derek Peterson, a KU sophomore from Overland Park, on his way home. Temperatures dropped and the snow started to fall Tuesday morning. Snowfall is now expected to exceed 2 inches as the cold front passes. Two accidents reported on eastbound I-70 near Lecompton; more accidents throughout city and county
5:53 a.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 5:04 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical are investigating a two-vehicle injury accident on the Kansas Turnpike this afternoon. Light snow continues to fall throughout Lawrence.
6:45 p.m.
Damian Scott, 19, panhandles for change from the downtown lunch crowd Nov. 6, 2008, on Massachusetts Street near the Ninth Street intersection. City considers panhandling crackdown
December 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Soon it may be illegal — punishable by up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine — to utter in downtown Lawrence the simple sentence: Can you spare a buck?

All stories

KU golf coach praises new PGA pro Woodland
December 9, 2008
KU golf coach Ross Randall reflects on the college career of newly anointed PGA pro Gary Woodland.
Area girls basketball teams face off in the Cardinal Invitiational
December 9, 2008
Area girls basketball teams face off in the Cardinal Invitiational
Self: KU needs to be tougher on the boards
December 9, 2008
Coach Bill Self wants the Jayhawks to be tougher in rebounding.
6News Weather Evening Forecast
December 9, 2008
Partly cloudy with a high of 34 and a low of 13.
National honors for Eudora High School
December 9, 2008
U.S. News & World Report names Eudora High School one of the nation’s best.
CJHS students interpret stories through dance
December 9, 2008
CJHS students interpret stories through dance
Local service center lays off nine workers
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
Boston Financial Data Services, which has a service center in Lawrence, is laying off an unknown number of employees, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Bioscience Authority nears decision on funding for incubator facility
Authority weighs $4M investment in Lawrence facility
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B11
In the next two months, the fate of a proposed $8 million facility to house promising start-up technology companies in Lawrence should be decided.
State cuts to social services mean less money for Bert Nash
December 9, 2008
David Johnson, chief executive officer of Bert Nash, said the reduction in funds means employees at the mental health center will receive no pay raise this year.
Snow causes few cancellations
04:05 p.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 04:56 p.m.
The snow has led to some cancellations in Lawrence.
Progress on major roadwork projects awaits decision on whether to work now and pay later
02:42 p.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 08:24 a.m. in print edition on A1
Chuck Soules is eager to rebuild a cracked, pockmarked and deteriorating stretch of Kasold Drive, and Lawrence voters overwhelmingly agreed last month to give him the money to get the job done.
Shanna Friday sentenced to 14.5 years for 2nd-degree murder of Jerry Deshazer
12:13 p.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 12:46 p.m. in print edition on A3
A 14-and-a-half-year prison sentence was handed down Tuesday to a Lawrence woman convicted of killing 62-year-old Jerry Lee Deshazer.
Douglas County commissioners disagree on timing of action on development
11:57 a.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 01:47 p.m.
If the Lawrence City Commission approves a development plan Tuesday night for an area northwest of town, the issue will then go before the Douglas County Commission.
Court hearing for chase suspect postponed a week
December 9, 2008
A court hearing for a woman charged with hitting a police officer during a high-speed chase has been continued to next week.
Two accidents reported on eastbound I-70 near Lecompton; more accidents throughout city and county
KHP troopers urge drivers to slow down
05:53 a.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 05:04 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical are investigating a two-vehicle injury accident on the Kansas Turnpike this afternoon. Light snow continues to fall throughout Lawrence.
U.S.: Blackwater shootings of Iraqis unprovoked
December 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Wild, unprovoked gunfire and grenades killed 14 innocent Iraqis and hurt dozens more in a 2007 Baghdad attack, prosecutors said Monday in announcing charges with mandatory 30-year prison terms against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards.
Schools entering national debate about whether to offer milk
December 9, 2008
Cartons of milk still anchor school lunches, but the milk inside them is changing as concerns mount about childhood obesity and nutrition.
Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s Career
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A6
Looking back at Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s career at Kansas University.
Pump patrol
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.39 at several stations.
KU gets $8.1M medical grant
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas University is receiving an $8.1 million grant from the Ewing Kauffman Foundation to form a group that will help advance life science medical discoveries.
Hemenway tenure
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway deserves thanks and appreciation for his 14 years at the university’s helm.
Horoscopes
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
This year, focus on the quality of your daily life. You might want to revise your work or change your hours. Consider adding more variety to your life. If you are single, you will meet people through your daily life and just going out and about. If you are attached, nurture yourself and your sweetie more. Taurus pushes hard to get their way.
Gender gap remains for heart attack care, study says
December 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Women hospitalized with heart attacks still don’t get the treatment they need and are more likely to die than men if they suffer a massive heart attack, a new study of U.S. hospitals shows.
Scientists: Handful of nuts reduces heart disease risk
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
Here’s a health tip in a nutshell: Eating a handful of nuts a day for a year — along with a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish — may help undo a collection of risk factors for heart disease.
Campaign to help with heating bills
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
A campaign is under way to raise funds to help low-income households struggling to pay home-heating costs.
Food donations for holiday dinner sought
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Donated turkeys and hams are needed for this year’s annual Lawrence Community Christmas Dinner to be held Dec. 25 at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Accused 9/11 plotters want to confess
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The five men charged with coordinating the Sept. 11 attacks are in a hurry to enter guilty pleas on their apparent quest for martyrdom, with only six weeks remaining before President-elect Barack Obama takes office.
Tonganoxie school board to let superintendent go
12:00 a.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 10:20 a.m. in print edition on A4
The Tonganoxie school district superintendent likely won’t be returning to his post after his contract ends in late June.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
The possibility of restricting early morning hours for local taverns was discussed when it was found that a number of high schoolers were “having a brew or two” prior to morning classes. Parents were firmly behind such a move.
Calling in ’gay’ to work latest form of protest
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress.
On the record
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Public Safety office released information about two thefts that occurred on campus last week.
More people getting away with murder
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other “CSI”-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder.
What don’t Hall voters see in Santo?
December 9, 2008
Ron Santo belongs in the Hall of Fame, even if the guardian voters don’t agree.
Lamar roughed up
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
County moves forward on road project
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners are going ahead with solicitation of bids for a road project while acknowledging that economic conditions might cause a delay in construction.
Area roundup: Eudora girls win
December 9, 2008
Haley Epperson scored 13 points to lead Eudora High’s girls basketball team to a rout of Kansas City Turner in the Cardinal Invitational on Monday night.
Memory screenings are overlooked, group says
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A8
There’s no mammogram or Pap smear for Alzheimer’s disease. Yet an Alzheimer’s group this week begins a push for simple memory screenings in a bid to catch possible warning signs of dementia sooner.
Tribune Co. files for bankruptcy
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Tribune Co. — owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other dailies — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, the first major newspaper publisher to take such a step since the Internet plunged the industry into a desperate struggle for survival.
Carolina runs over Bucs, 38-23
December 9, 2008
DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart helped Carolina run wild in a 38-23 victory over Tampa Bay.
High court not a place to fill quotas
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
If Hispanic activists really want to get someone who looks like them on the Supreme Court, they’re going to have to come up with a much better argument than “it’s our turn.”
Gang killings more than double in 2008
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Organized-crime slayings in Mexico more than doubled in the first 11 months of 2008, and could rise even further, as powerful drug cartels fight increasingly bloody battles for control of territory, the government said Monday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 9, 1908: “Directors of the County Fair Assn. are meeting to determine if there is to be a local county fair this fall. Many want an annual fair revived but last fall it was called off due to heavy losses the farmers encountered due to the flooding.
Joe Gordon voted into baseball Hall
Torre, Kaat, Santo fall short in fourth straight shutout
December 9, 2008
Late second baseman Joe Gordon was the lone player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
School board OKs final turf contract
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
The final piece of the field puzzle was amended onto an already approved contract at Monday night’s Lawrence school board meeting.
Holiday expectations tough on newly divorced
December 9, 2008
You’ve read the headlines “Suicide rate higher among the divorced” and “More depression during the holidays” suggesting that the holidays are a difficult time for the divorced. Maybe.
Two KU soccer players named to regional team
December 9, 2008
Kansas University juniors Monica Dolinsky and Estelle Johnson have been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region team.
Smart tips save money while shopping for toys
December 9, 2008
Trying to save some money buying toys this holiday season? Besides using coupons and snagging sale items,
Fugitives can run, but they can’t hide
December 9, 2008
Considered by many to be the very first narrative movie, the 15-minute feature “The Great Train Robbery” entranced audiences in 1903, and people have been watching cops and robbers ever since.
City considers panhandling crackdown
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
Soon it may be illegal — punishable by up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine — to utter in downtown Lawrence the simple sentence: Can you spare a buck?
‘Knowledge is power,’ so read up on money
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
By now you’ve either read or heard that we are officially in a recession. In fact, we’ve been in one since last December, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
City commission candidate touts business experience
December 9, 2008
Lance Johnson, the first to declare for city commission candidacy, speaks out.
Congress sends White House $15B auto bailout proposal
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
Congressional Democrats and the White House worked to resolve their last disputes Monday over terms of a $15 billion bailout for U.S. auto makers — complete with a “car czar” to oversee the industry’s reinvention of itself — that’s expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.
Brushing up on history
Portrait artist adds 2008 title team to mural
December 9, 2008
Local artist extraordinaire John Martin — who had created some eye-pleasing covers for Kansas Alumni Magazine — fielded a phone call from KU basketball coach Ted Owens back in 1979. “Are you interested in painting a mural for the office?” Owens asked the 1959 KU graduate.
People in the news
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Madonna wins a court case, while Heath Ledger wins a posthumous award. Arrests are made in the shooting of Mark Ruffalo’s brother, Coldplay’s in court, Suge Knight is a free man, and Jay Leno is moving to primetime.
Riots cripple Greece’s main cities
December 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Gangs of youths smashed their way through central Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities on Monday, torching stores, buildings and cars in the third day of mayhem after the fatal police shooting of a teenager.
Former Kansas golfer earns PGA tour card
December 9, 2008
Tied for 33rd Saturday at 12-under par with two rounds left in the grueling six-day PGA Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta, Calif., former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland gave himself a game plan.
Military jet crash kills 3 on ground
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
A fighter jet returning to a Marine base after a training exercise crashed in flames in a San Diego neighborhood Monday, killing three people on the ground, leaving one missing and destroying two homes.
Baylor walks over Lamar
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B4
A recap of Big 12 women’s basketball action.
Census: Economy bad before crisis
Midwest states hit hardest, report says
December 9, 2008 in print edition on C8
Things really are bad all over — and they had gone bad even before the housing and finance industries crashed and sent the economy into a tailspin.
Gov. joins sit-in against bank
Chicago protest has become symbol of workers’ plight in economic crisis
December 9, 2008 in print edition on B7
Gov. Rod Blagojevich ordered all state agencies Monday to stop doing business with Bank of America to try to pressure the bank into helping laid-off workers staging a sit-in at their shuttered factory.
Teen wants quality time with dad, not Grinch
December 9, 2008
Dear Dr. Wes & Kelly: Christmas is coming up. This is my favorite holiday, but I don’t think it’s my dad’s.
KU’s McCray earns Big 12 weekly honor
December 9, 2008
Kansas University’s Danielle McCray has been named Big 12 women’s basketball player of the week.
Dogs think ‘no fair’ in experiment
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A2
No fair! What parent hasn’t heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something?
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
12:00 a.m., December 9, 2008 Updated 10:20 a.m.
Kansas University freshman point guard Tyshawn Taylor was named Big 12 rookie of the week Monday.
KU perspective
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor:Thank you, Cindy Yulich, for your letter to the editor supporting KU and citing the benefits to Lawrence of a successful university and athletics department. Given that it is easier to question than to support, hats off for expressing your opinion.
Redundant fields
December 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor:There is still time for members of the public to let the school board know that their current plans for upgrading athletic facilities are redundant, wasteful and unacceptable. Throughout this process, school officials have repeatedly told taxpayers that their plans were designed to save money.
Fang club: ‘Twilight’ craze exposes female thirst for vampire tales
December 9, 2008 in print edition on C1
Emma Holly has no trouble explaining the “Twilight” phenomenon or, more specifically, why Stephenie Meyers’ vampire book series is turning adolescent girls across America into hysterical, shrieking balls of putty.