Archive for Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Also from December 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Arizona
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Arizona?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brady Morningstar
 
68%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
11%
Markieff Morris
 
10%
Marcus Morris
 
6%
Other
 
3%
Total 80
How will KU fare in the Insight Bowl against Minnesota?

Poll results

Response Percent
Win by 14+ points
 
47%
Win by 7-13 points
 
43%
Win by 1-6 points
 
6%
Lose by 14+ points
 
1%
Lose by 1-6 points
 
0%
Lose by 7-13 points
 
0%
Total 702
If you were Bill Self, who would you have guard Arizona's Chase Budinger?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brady Morningstar
 
40%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
20%
Travis Releford
 
15%
Marcus Morris
 
10%
I’d play a zone
 
4%
Markieff Morris
 
3%
Tyrel Reed
 
3%
Total 82
Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
56%
No, I have a few last-minute items to buy.
 
28%
No, I haven’t even started.
 
10%
No, I’m a long way from finishing.
 
4%
Total 421
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Valerie Miller-Coleman is director of Family Promise, a local social service agency helping homeless families. Miller-Coleman works with families at a new day shelter in a house on Tennessee Street. Opening new doors: Homeless advocate learned to care at early age
December 22, 2008
As millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the world’s most famous homeless child, it’s an opportunity to turn our thoughts toward Lawrence’s homeless children and one of their advocates, Valerie Miller-Coleman.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence firefighters and sorority personnel clear a room of furniture after a water line break at KU's Delta Gamma sorority house, 1015 Emery Road, Monday. A break in a third-floor water line flooded portions of the building. Broken pipes cause indoor floods
December 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Pipes are bursting left and right and it’s only expected to get worse as things warm up later in the week. Frigid weather is to blame for myriad pipe problems during the last few days, leaving plumbers and utility crews hustling and frustrating those affected. Three housing facilities on and near the Kansas University campus have had plumbing lines break, sending water flowing and damaging property while students are on winter break.
10:00 a.m.
Cindy Sargent, who started the Catch a Break Foundation, left, visits with Chloe Payne, 69, Lawrence, a breast cancer survivor, in Payne’s house recently. Catch a Break was started last year by Sargent, a breast cancer survivor. She collects donations and adopts families with cancer survivors during Christmas. Sargent was delivering some gifts to the Payne family. Cancer survivor’s foundation delivers holiday cheer, support
December 23, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Chloe Ann Payne is a survivor. She’s had bladder cancer and a cyst in her breast. “The doctor told me I’d be in the hospital more than I’d be out,” the 69-year-old Lawrence resident said. She told doctors just to remove her breasts. But that cyst led to some of Payne’s holiday cheer this year. Her family members — including her husband, Joe, and her dog, Baby — were adopted by the Catch A Break Foundation.
6:00 p.m.
Mary Ann and Gary Martin have a lot of cars stopping outside their house at 1132 Parkside Circle. Not only do passersby get to view a colorful light display but they also get to listen to music synchronized to the display, broadcast to your car's FM radio. The Martins were photographed Monday, outside their home. Lawrence couple’s passion for Christmas lights is off the charts
December 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Even the simplest Christmas light display can require hours on a ladder in the bitter cold, trying to pin the brightly colored bulbs to the house. Imagine then, how much time goes into a 14-minute, animated, music-accompanied light show using more than 35,000 Christmas lights.
9:25 p.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford catches a pass during warmups before taking on Arizona Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at the McKale Center in Tucson. FINAL: Jordan Hill’s 23 points lead Arizona to 84-67 victory
8:35 p.m., December 23, 2008 Updated 11:40 p.m.
Arizona outscores KU 49-29 in second half.

All stories

Off the table
Funding K-12 schools is one of the state’s most basic responsibilities, but promising it will make no cuts in school finance next year may be more than the state can handle.
December 23, 2008 in print edition on A7
The people who led the battle to increase funding for K-12 public schools in Kansas believe they have the law on their side. Maybe they do, but the idea that school funding must be held harmless in the state’s current financial crisis raises some fairness issues.