Archive for Thursday, December 3, 2009

Also from December 3

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Mark Mangino resigns Mark Mangino through the years The day in photos, December 3, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
What will Mark Mangino's legacy at KU be?

Poll results

Response Percent
The Orange Bowl
 
73%
The investigation
 
12%
The back-to-back bowl games
 
11%
The new facilities
 
2%
Total 2623
How many hours do you spend on the Internet each day?

Poll results

Response Percent
Two to three hours
 
35%
Four to five hours
 
20%
One hour or less
 
16%
More than eight hours
 
15%
Six to eight hours
 
13%
Total 739
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson throws down a dunk against Alcorn State during the second half, 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins pumps up his teammates after a slow start by the Jayhawks against Alcorn State during the first half, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Musings during massacre
December 3, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The Alcorn State basketball team shouldn’t feel too bad. After all, even Tiger Woods couldn’t defeat an unbeaten opponent.
10:00 a.m.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other KU administrators told an audience Wednesday to continue to expect difficult cuts in the future. Having already eliminated 200 positions, some of which came through layoffs, KU now faces another round of cuts from the state, along with grim projections continuing through 2011. Though administrators said no furloughs were needed under current assumptions about the budget, KU announced a policy Wednesday showing how they might be implemented. KU officials say budget cuts could affect degree programs
3:21 p.m., December 2, 2009 Updated 5:15 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Still awaiting their most recent round of budget cuts, Kansas University administrators told an audience Wednesday to continue to expect difficult cuts in the future.
11:41 a.m.
Online chat
Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll to chat
December 3, 2009
Lawrence superintendent Rick Doll with chat with LJWorld.com readers on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
Science club students at Sunflower Elementary on Wednesday got an opportunity to learn about glaciers through volunteers with KU Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.  During a slideshow presentation, Marci Leuschen points to a campsite area that her husband Carl is staying for the next two months in Antarctica. Sunflower students get insight into KU researcher’s work in Antarctica
December 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Sunflower School’s science club got a glimpse into the life of a CReSIS researcher who lives in Antarctica and gathers data on the ice sheets in the southern hemisphere.
6:00 p.m.
A rider from Rocking Horse Ranch in Pleasant Hill, Mo., guides her miniature cart led by a miniature Sicilian donkey during the  Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in this  Dec. 6, 2008, file photo. Old Fashioned Christmas Parade set for this weekend
December 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Saturday’s Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is set to be the biggest in its 16-year history and the parade has picked up two major sponsors for the event, said Phil Bradley, parade chair.
7:56 p.m.
KU coach Mark Mangino yells from the sideline against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 in Memorial Stadium. The end of an era: Mangino out at Kansas
6:36 p.m., December 3, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Mark Mangino has resigned as head football coach at Kansas University, the athletics department announced Thursday night.

All stories

Citing budget cuts, state suspends hotel safety and sanitation inspections
Department of Agriculture’s spending plan was recently cut by $303K
01:21 p.m., December 3, 2009 Updated 06:11 p.m. in print edition on A3
State safety and sanitation inspections of hotels, motels and other overnight lodging operations will be suspended because of budget cuts, officials reported Thursday.
Pump patrol
December 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.
Polls reflect U.S. racial divide
December 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
You’d think it would be a simple question: How popular is Barack Obama?
Education effort
It’s great to see members of the Kansas Board of Regents taking a more active role in selling the need for better higher education funding across the state.
December 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
Members of the Kansas Board of Regents deserve applause for their recent efforts to sell the state on the need to support higher education in Kansas.
Robinson mocked
Free-throw woes prompt nickname
December 3, 2009 in print edition on B4
Thomas Robinson picked up a nickname Wednesday that he doesn’t want to keep: Shaq-Rob.
Braves: ‘It’s disheartening’
Alcorn State pounded, but it put up a fight
December 3, 2009 in print edition on B5
They walked in with eyes wide and hopes high and left holding sack lunches and a 98-31 loss.
People in the news
December 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
Beyonce has enough Grammy nominations for her and Sasha Fierce.