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KU vs. Alcorn State The day in photos, December 2, 2009
Which better describes your emotions after the Jayhawks' victory over Alcorn State?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m ready to see KU play some better competition
I love watching any KU win, no matter the opponent
Total 3094
Who will be KU's leading scorer against Alcorn State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Xavier Henry
Cole Aldrich
Sherron Collins
Tyshawn Taylor
Marcus Morris
Total 76
Have you ever crashed a party?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 488
What's the longest you have been without health insurance?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’ve always had coverage.
1 year to 3 years.
3 years to 5 years.
Less than 6 months.
6 months to 1 year.
More than 5 years.
I’ve never had coverage.
Total 43

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Addison Frei is a "an incredible, blow-you-away jazz pianist," says Mike Jones, Lawrence High School band director.
Tuned in: November ArtStar masters variety of music skills
December 1, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It’s not exactly easy to get a 7-year-old to sit at a piano and practice. But Lawrence High School senior Addison Frei kept with it. He took lessons, rehearsed, dabbled in other instruments and blossomed into an award-winning pianist…
6:00 a.m.
Attorney Gregory Robinson, left, and defendant Arthur Davis III discuss case details during a break Tuesday morning in Douglas County District Court. Davis is on trial, accused of trying to kill his ex-wife. Mother testifies that ex-husband screamed ‘harder! harder!’ as son beat her with baseball bat
1:32 p.m., December 1, 2009 Updated 4:46 p.m. in print edition on 3A
The victim said her 15-year-old son struck her repeatedly with a baseball bat, initiating a lengthy late-night struggle that involved her ex-husband eventually showing up at her home, breaking inside her locked bathroom and encouraging the beating to continue.
10:00 a.m.
Traffic is compressed to two lanes on Kasold Drive as construction work continues on one of the city's main north-south arteries in this 2007 file photo. City commissioners gave tentative approval for a major construction project on Kasold Drive. City reviews road work
December 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence city commissioners want more evidence they’re getting the best bang for their buck on millions of dollars worth of street maintenance the city has undertaken.
2:00 p.m.
Crews for R.D. Johnson Co. Inc, continue work Oct. 19 on the $2.63 million project to rebuild the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. When the project started at the end of July officials were confident that northbound traffic would be flowing again by December. Now Kansas Department of Transportation officials are saying the intersection won’t be open by Jan. 1. North Second and Locust intersection likely won’t be open by Jan. 1
December 1, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Turns out the traffic-constricted intersection of North Second and Locust streets likely won’t be reopening by New Year’s Day, after all.
5:48 p.m.
KU students Nina Riley, left, and Nancy Griego write the Edible Escapes cooking blog. Edible escapades: Two KU seniors blog to prove that eating like a co-ed doesn’t have to mean pizza
December 2, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Come over for dinner at the right college-kid abode and you won’t find the typical student-poor gourmet menu of pasta with red sauce, sale frozen dinners or takeout…
7:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed pulls up for a shot during warmups before tipping off against Alcorn State, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Robinson posts first double-double in KU’s 98-31 thrashing of Alcorn State
5:56 p.m., December 2, 2009 Updated 9:56 p.m.
KU’s freshman forward finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Jayhawks tied the third-largest victory margin in Allen Fieldhouse history.

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Pump patrol
December 2, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.