Archive for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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KU vs. Albany
Now that KU routed Albany, how do you feel about Saturday's game against No. 14 Tennessee at Allen Fieldhouse?

Poll results

Response Percent
Win by fewer than 15
Lose by fewer than 15
Win by 15 or more
Lose by more than 15
Total 811
Who was KU's MVP of the first half against Albany?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
Tyrel Reed
Travis Releford
Total 65
Will you make a New Year's resolution for 2009?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 254

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Dorothy McGregor, 90, exercises five days a week for a hour each day. When the weather prevents her from getting out to the gym, she does most of her workout at home. She’s in shipshape: Retired teacher keeping mind, body active at 90
December 29, 2008
Dorothy McGregor arrives at Lawrence Athletic Club on Mesa Way at 5:30 a.m., five days a week. “Now that I’m getting a little older I sometimes start later — about 5:45 a.m.,” she says with a mischievous look in her eyes.
6:00 a.m.
Amarr Garage Door Group, a major employer in Lawrence, is one of many businesses that announced employee layoffs in 2008, and followed up with another much smaller round of layoffs Thursday. Job creation No. 1 concern on business front in ’09
December 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
After enduring a year in which the biggest business victory came thanks to a coach named Bill and a clutch shooter named Mario, leaders on the community’s economic-development team are eager to get back into the game when it comes to jobs, investment and — that’s right — recruiting.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence residents Alexandra Wendt, 14, and Aiden Wendt, 11, shop for their New Year’s Eve party supplies Monday at Party America, 1441 W. 23rd St. Caution urged as revelers get into New Year’s mode
December 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Bars, restaurants and revelers are gearing up to ring in 2009. But, before you tip your glass and welcome in the new year, health professionals remind revelers to be safe. “People underestimate the effects of even one drink of alcohol,” said Dr. Marc Scarbrough, a hospitalist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “People need to remember that even one drink can impair them and lead to a dangerous situation.”
2:00 p.m.
Honor guard Jim Thornton, a firefighter at Station No. 5, left, stands at attention next to a photograph of former Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Chief James McSwain, during a memorial service for McSwain Tuesday at Mustard Seed Church. McSwain died Thursday, Dec. 25. Community pays tribute to late fire chief Jim McSwain
December 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Family, friends, colleagues and community leaders gathered on Tuesday to pay a final tribute to Jim McSwain, just three years after he retired as Lawrence’s longtime fire chief.
6:00 p.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius talks with reporters about energy issues, the state's ties with the new president, and gambling, among other issues she wants to tackle in 2009. Sebelius discusses upcoming legislative session which includes an energy plan
December 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In a wide-ranging interview before the Jan. 12 start of the legislative session, Sebelius said she hopes she doesn’t see a repeat of the 2008 legislative session when so much legislation and time was tied to the proposal to build two coal-burning power plants in southwest Kansas.
8:00 p.m.
KU's Markieff Morris dunks during warmups before taking on Albany Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks destroy Albany, 79-43
December 30, 2008
Cole Aldrich scored 20 points, grabbed six boards and blocked three shots, Tyrel Reed added 12 points off 3-of-5 shooting from three-point land and Kansas shredded Albany, 79-43, on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Tigers squeak out OT victory
Missouri rallies to win, 30-23
December 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Missouri knocks off Northwestern in overtime to win the Alamo Bowl.
Coaching axe falls hard
Browns, Jets, Lions dismiss football coaches
December 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Three NFL coaches lost their jobs on Monday, as pro football’s offseason began with a bang.