Archive for Monday, November 24, 2008

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KU vs. Washington College basketball hall of fame induction Kids pics: winter 2008-09
Which of these five newcomers will have the highest scoring average for KU this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyshawn Taylor
Marcus Morris
Mario Little
Markieff Morris
Travis Releford
Total 389
After seeing the three teams play KU, who do you think should represent the Big 12 South in the Big 12 championship game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Texas Tech
Total 547

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Grover Sanders, Lawrence, records a message for troops overseas Saturday at Crown Automotive, 3400 Iowa. Sunflower Broadband’s Channel 6 camera crews were on hand to videotape messages to send to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. People were also invited to drop off items to be sent to troops. Veteran salutes those now serving overseas
12:00 a.m., November 23, 2008 Updated 9:57 a.m. in print edition on 1B
When 88-year-old Grover Sanders heard that Sunflower Broadband’s Channel 6 was going to videotape holiday greetings for overseas troops, he wavered on whether he wanted to take part. “First I was going to do nothing, then I was going to do something, then I was going to do nothing,” he said.
6:00 a.m.
Steve Berger, left, and Nick Berger, of Berger Construction Inc. of Lawrence, work on a new house in west Lawrence. According to predictions from Douglas County Appraiser Marion Johnson, home values in Douglas County will depreciate in 2009, following a national trend. However, Johnson predicts they will not depreciate as much as the national average. Sagging housing market erases appreciable amount of equity
November 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Welcome back to 2005. No, a time machine was not necessary for this trip. Just a sagging real estate market that has pushed home prices in Douglas County back to levels not seen since mid-decade. According to the latest numbers from the Douglas County Appraiser’s office, the average selling price of existing homes in Lawrence and Douglas County has dipped to $183,000.
10:02 a.m.
Lori Kemme, Lawrence, used to drive a sports car like her husband, Scott. But when the Kemmes were planning on the birth of their son, Lori traded in her car for a new “mom vehicle,” the Dodge Grand Caravan. Now, Lori and Scott have a vehicle for the whole family, including their two dogs. Kemme is picture with her 14-month-old son, Ronan, and dogs Bennie, left, and Toby. Shifting gears: Parents say decision to switch to minivans is no joyride
November 24, 2008
Yes, it’s a status symbol of sorts. It’s big, full of horsepower and gives an instant update to the guy tailgating you exactly where you stand in this world. However, it doesn’t scream your bank account balance like a new Hummer or show off your green tendencies like a shiny Prius. Instead, it screams “I have kids in my life!” just as much as an honest-to-goodness honor-roll bumper sticker. It is the minivan.
6:00 p.m.
A bulldozer operator for Cutting Edge Excavating of Louisburg moves dirt at the old football practice field on the west side of Lawrence High School on Monday. A judge lifted a temporary restraining order that had hampered the school district's ability to construct new sports facilities at the school. Judge lifts restraining order, allows LHS construction to go forward
10:15 a.m., November 24, 2008 Updated 5:20 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A judge paved the way Monday morning for major construction to move forward on a new football field and other sports facilities at Lawrence High School, despite a lawsuit filed by neighbors who oppose the project.
9:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins and the Jayhawks warm up prior to tipoff against Washington in the CBE Classic Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. FINAL: KU defeats UW, 73-54
7:20 p.m., November 24, 2008 Updated 10:53 p.m.
With KU’s victory over Washington, the Jayhawks will take on Syracuse in the CBE Classic championship game Tuesday at 9:15 p.m.

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Snyder returns to coach at K-State
November 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
After a restless retirement, coach Bill Snyder is ready to turn Kansas State into a winner again.
Record-breaking Bills top Chiefs
November 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Needing only to eke out a win, the Buffalo Bills wound up smashing a record.