Advertisement

Archive for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Also from December 8

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, December 8, 2009
Polls
Do you drink milk?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
67%
No
 
32%
Total 1082
Do you plan to get an H1N1 flu vaccine?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
58%
Already got it.
 
27%
Yes.
 
14%
Total 55
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Former KU coach Roy Williams has a new book out, and copies are selling in Lawrence. This book display is at Borders, 700 N.H., which put in a second order for the books after brisk sales of the first shipment. Roy Williams puts up a few points in bookstore battle
December 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Rock Chalk it up to home-court advantage. As expected, Bill Self’s chronicle of coaching basketball at Kansas, “Bill Self: At Home in the Phog,” continues to outpace the latest literary effort from his predecessor: “Hard Work” by Roy Williams. In Lawrence, anyway.
6:00 a.m.
Arthur Davis III testifies in his own defense Monday in Douglas County District Court. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping and contributing to a child’s misconduct. Defendant in baseball bat attack case says he was only trying to defend daughter
December 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A very different story emerged Monday from an attempted-murder suspect regarding the events of June 16, a day that prosecutors say the man and his two children tried to kill his ex-wife.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University Anthropology professor Felix Moos gives his last lecture Monday evening on intelligence and terrorism. Moos has been teaching at KU for 49 years. Terrorism expert retires after almost 50 years at KU
December 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Nearly five decades after arriving at Kansas University, KU anthropology professor Felix Moos has seen the world change around him.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas university guard Xavier Henry flashes a smile in the first half against UCLA. Henry was named Big 12 rookie of the week on Monday, the first award of his college career. Flashy freshman: Henry earns first honor of KU career
12:11 p.m., December 7, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Kansas guard Xavier Henry earned Big 12 rookie of the week, the Big 12 conference announced Monday.
6:00 p.m.
Jake, Ethan and Lisa Lahm of Lawrence knew they wanted to take their holiday card photo outdoors. Picture perfect: Capturing the right family photo doesn’t have to ruin the holidays
December 8, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It was a holiday card for the ages. Two cute little faces, framed by warm hats, gazing into the camera, rosy-cheeked, adorable and ripe for both the holidays … and a total meltdown…

All stories

More families seeking help for holidays this year
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
The holiday season is known for wintry weather, Wassailing and wanting to extend a helping hand. This year, local agencies are hoping Douglas County residents feel the giving spirit because more and more families are asking for help.
Education official: Some school districts running out of cash
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
Some school districts are having difficulty making payroll because of budget cuts and delayed payments from the state, Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis said Tuesday.
Minnesota AD ‘can’t guarantee’ Brewster-to-Kansas rumors are false
December 8, 2009
Responding to rumors that Minnesota third-year coach could be a candidate for the head coaching vacancy at Kansas, UM athletic director Joel Maturi told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Tuesday that he “can’t guarantee” Brewster will be back with the Gophers next season.
Star Signs controller sentenced to two years in federal prison, three years probation
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
The former controller of a Lawrence sign company was sentenced Monday to serve two years in federal prison for stealing from the business and then damaging the company’s computer system in an attempt to cover up the thefts.
Holiday season a mixed bag, so far, for area nonprofits
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence area non-profits are reporting mixed results this year in holiday fundraising events and drives.
Arthur Davis found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping, contributing to a child’s deliquency
Jury convicts defendant of all 3 counts in baseball bat attack case
03:16 p.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 05:30 p.m. in print edition on A1
A seven-day trial came to a rapid conclusion Tuesday afternoon when a jury returned guilty verdicts against Arthur Davis III on all charges.
Lawrence health department loses food inspection contract due to state budget cuts
03:06 p.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 08:10 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will no longer conduct food service inspections at 435 local restaurants. The department announced Tuesday that its $90,000 contract with the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be terminated.
Q&A: Why doesn’t Lawrence Memorial Hospital participate in Medicare Select policy?
December 8, 2009
LMH explains why it doesn’t participate in Medicare Select policy.
Jury deliberates fate of Lawrence man accused of baseball bat attack on children’s mother
December 8, 2009
Davis is accused of arranging for his 12-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son to kill their 45-year-old mother with a baseball bat on June 16. Prosecutors said that when things didn’t work out during the attack that the defendant came to the woman’s house and helped the children with the assault.
Lawrence’s Sixth Street Walgreens to have H1N1 flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday
12:13 p.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 01:36 p.m. in print edition on A4
Lawrence’s Sixth Street Walgreens is having an H1N1 flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the store, 3421 W. Sixth St.
Flu vaccinations among offerings at two-day health clinic in Kansas City for uninsured
December 8, 2009
Uninsured people who register for appointments at the large, two-day free health clinic sponsored by the National Association of Free Clinics in Kansas City’s Bartle Hall on Wednesday and Thursday will be able to receive vaccinations for the H1N1 flu, seasonal flu and certain sexually transmitted diseases.
Ottawa man dies after tractor rolls on top of him
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 25-year-old Ottawa man died Sunday in an accident involving a tractor in Franklin County.
Winter storm forces KTA to postpone bridge demolition until Friday morning
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
Winter weather has forced the Kansas Turnpike Authority to postpone for a second time the demolition of another section of the Kansas River bridge at the northern edge of Lawrence.
KU football players release letter to fans
December 8, 2009
Kansas University junior offensive lineman Brad Thorson and five teammates released a letter Monday night voicing their support for athletic director Lew Perkins and asking fans for their continued support of the football program.
LMH physical therapists offer tips to avoid injuries when shoveling snow
December 8, 2009
The physical therapists at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Kreider Rehabilitation Services offer the following advice to help avoid injuries when shoveling snow:
Nutt so fast: Ole Miss coach staying put
10:36 a.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt, who expressed interest this week in the coaching vacancy at Kansas University, has officially taken his name out of the running.
Iwig Family Dairy owner hopes to offer shares, plastic bottles
December 8, 2009
Tim Iwig, owner of Iwig Family Dairy in Tecumseh, is urging customers to return their glass bottles. In a newsletter, he said the company had its best monthly sales of 2009 in October but then sales dropped a bit in November.
Tuesday’s school closings, other cancellations
05:49 a.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 03:45 p.m.
A list of school closings for December 8, 2009.
Picture perfect: Capturing the right family photo doesn’t have to ruin the holidays
December 8, 2009 in print edition on C1
It was a holiday card for the ages. Two cute little faces, framed by warm hats, gazing into the camera, rosy-cheeked, adorable and ripe for both the holidays … and a total meltdown…
Winter storm warning continues for Leavenworth, Jefferson counties, downgraded to winter weather advisory in Douglas County
12:00 a.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 09:37 p.m.
The National Weather Service has downgraded its projection to be more in line with what 6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell has been predicting. About 4-9 inches of snow are predicted in the area immediately south of Oskaloosa.
People in the news
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for December 8, 2009.
Horoscope for December 8, 2009
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, you see life from a much different perspective. Honor more of what you feel, then you’ll stay ahead of the game. Even if there is a backfire, you’ll feel OK because you have expressed your core. If you are single, avoid mixing work and pleasure. If you are attached, the two of you grow in a new direction because of a greater commitment to your community and/or your sharing more of your public life. Virgo shoves you into the limelight.
Historic climate conference opens, with boost from U.S.
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
Delegates to a pivotal climate conference welcomed an Obama administration move Monday to regulate greenhouse gases under existing clean air law, but said they still expect more.
Baker’s Gibson named player of the week
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Baker women’s basketball junior Emily Gibson was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Departures of Mangino, Fambrough comparable
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
If you think Mark Mangino resigned willingly as Kansas University’s football coach, I have some oceanfront property near Oskaloosa I’ll sell you, and I’ll throw the Tonganoxie Split in free.
Parents can avoid money mistakes
December 8, 2009 in print edition on C2
That tiny new baby you brought home from the hospital is priceless, but raising him or her is the most expensive thing you’ll ever do…
Snow plowing into area
Fast-moving storm may dump 4 inches
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
The light dusting of snow that fell Monday evening was a harbinger of the inevitable.
Renewal of jobless benefits called for
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
Millions of unemployed Americans, including thousands in Kansas, could lose jobless benefits if Congress doesn’t act soon, state labor officials and workers’ advocates said Monday.
Kidcast: Abby
December 8, 2009
The 6News Kidcast for December 7, 2009.
Art, science meet in ‘Independent Lens’
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B6
The best documentaries, or at least my favorite films, concentrate on a tightly focused subject in order to illuminate much larger worlds.
Senate Democrats seek expansion of Medicare, Medicaid
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A6
With time growing short, Senate Democratic liberals are seeking expansion of two large federal programs, Medicare and Medicaid, as part of a compromise that drops a government insurance option from health care legislation sought by President Barack Obama, several lawmakers said Monday.
Firm unveils commercial spaceship
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
The sleek, bullet-shaped spacecraft is about the size of a large business jet — with wide windows and seats for six well-heeled passengers to take a thrill ride into space.
Greenhouse gases pose threat to Americans’ health, EPA says
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration moved closer Monday to issuing regulations on greenhouse gases, a step that would enable it to limit emissions across the economy even if Congress fails to enact climate legislation.
No crimes on ACORN videos, report says
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
An internal investigation of the community-organizing group ACORN concluded there was no criminal conduct by employees caught on videos offering advice on how to hide assets and falsify lending documents.
Experts: Colon cancer deaths could decrease
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Colon cancer deaths could drop dramatically in the next decade because of better screening and treatment, according to an optimistic new prediction by top researchers.
Repaid bailout funds could help create jobs
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Under heavy pressure to get Americans back to work, President Barack Obama on Monday suggested using a suddenly available pot of money left over from the government’s bank bailout to help create more jobs.
Admiral: Afghanistan casualties will rise
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
The nation’s highest-ranking military officer Monday told soldiers, including many bound for Afghanistan, that he expects casualties to rise next year as additional U.S. troops pour into the war.
Student protests bring out tens of thousands
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Tens of thousands of students, many shouting “Death to the Dictator!” and burning pictures of Iran’s supreme leader, took to the streets on more than a dozen campuses Monday in the biggest anti-government protests in months.
Tonganoxie boys edge K.C. East
Area basketball roundup
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
One might be able to accuse Justin Jacobs of padding his stats, but it would be hard to knock the Tonganoxie High senior’s hustle.
Green Bay rolls despite flags
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B2
The standings say the Green Bay Packers are in good shape for the playoffs
Big day for Nebraska’s big man
DT Suh named Heisman finalist, Nagurski winner
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B2
Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh had 41⁄2 sacks in an attention-grabbing performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game.
Auction to benefit new Habitat home
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
The Douglas County Women Attorneys group will hold a silent auction starting at noon Thursday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
Events throughout city celebrate Chanukah
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
The Chabad Jewish Center, 1203 W. 19th St., has planned several events this month in honor of the Jewish celebration of Chanukah.
Bioscience building on city’s agenda
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
Lawrence city commissioners tonight are expected to approve the purchase of a west Lawrence laboratory building as part of a plan to keep and attract promising bioscience companies.
Need for low-cost banking services is rising
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B7
There are millions of Americans — 60 million, in fact — conducting their day-to-day personal business outside the banking system, leaving many to be preyed upon by payday loan companies, rent-to-own establishments and other nonbanking financial institutions.
Kief’s employees attend seminar
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B7
Doug Henderson, vice president of B&W speakers, gave a training in-store seminar for Kief’s Audio Video staff in October.
Small business center sets planning seminar
December 8, 2009
The KU Small Business Development Center will present a business planning seminar from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, 734 Vt.
New business provides energy audits
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B7
J.R. Demby opened The Demby Group LLC, a full-service energy auditing company, in August.
Seminar on dizziness is today
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B7
TherapyWorks will be hosting a free seminar on “Treatment and Balance of Dizziness.
25 years ago: No preference for local bidders
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
It appeared local businesses would not get preferential treatment for competition in bidding on city projects. City Manager Buford Watson recommended the city retain its current policy of accepting the lowest acceptable bid without giving preference to local bidders.
100 years ago: Farmers appreciation dinner planned
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 8, 1909: “The Merchants Association is planning a big Farmers Appreciation dinner of Dec. 18 to show appreciation for what the farmers do for us. … A number of Lawrence merchants attended the recent meeting of the state board of control in Dodge City and came back loaded with contracts for furnishing supplies to the state.”
Climate monitors
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: George Gurley’s comments in Sunday’s paper about climate change were refreshing, and a welcome relief from the constant suffering we now and in the future will endure from the oppressive heat caused by warming of the planet.
Job creation
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Ken Meyer says shrinking state and local government is good medicine during a recession (Public Forum, Dec. 5).
Health coverage
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Cal Thomas’ latest warning (Journal-World, Dec. 2) against government meddling in our lives involves, once again, health care.
Pullback date may hurt Afghan effort
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
Perhaps President Obama had no choice but to say he’d begin a withdrawal from Afghanistan in 18 months.
Principled stand?
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
A Kansas legislator is standing on principle by refusing to take down or alter his YouTube “RedNeck Rap.”
Poll: Tiahrt gaining ground on Moran
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
It looks like we could have a race on our hands.
Lawrence man reports theft of truck tailgate
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 28-year-old Lawrence man reported Saturday the theft of a truck tailgate.
Items reported stolen from Inn
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence business reported the theft of various items Saturday.
Ottawa man reports vehicle stolen
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Ottawa man reported Saturday the theft of a vehicle.
Three injured in two-vehicle accident
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
Three people were injured after a two-vehicle wreck Saturday west of Tonganoxie, according to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office.
Depot renovation may cost $1.3M
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
A plan for the city to preserve the old Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway depot in east Lawrence may be more expensive than city leaders once thought.
Pump patrol
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.
Terrorism expert retires after almost 50 years at KU
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
Nearly five decades after arriving at Kansas University, KU anthropology professor Felix Moos has seen the world change around him.
Drunken driving death rates decline in 40 states, but not in Kansas
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
Drunken driving fatality rates have fallen in 40 states and the District of Columbia, an encouraging sign that crackdowns are improving highway safety.
Plea deal made in sodomy case
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 38-year-old Lawrence man has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sodomy for an incident involving a 15-year-old girl in July.
Pendleton steps down as Free State soccer coach
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
Less than a month after leading the Free State High boys soccer program to its best finish in school history, Firebirds coach Jason Pendleton will leave the program he helped build.
Veritas boys upended by Burrton, 68-39
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Despite two Eagles in double figures, Burrton ran away with a a 68-39 boys basketball victory against Veritas Christian Monday in the Bluebird Classic.
KU baseball adds eight
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price announced the addition of eight players who will compete for the Jayhawks in 2011.
Three KU soccer players picked NSCAA All-Region
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas defender Estelle Johnson, midfielder Monica Dolinsky and forward Emily Cressy were named All-Central Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Double Take: Parents’ past mistakes not as important as present conduct
December 8, 2009 in print edition on C1
My husband and I have a new baby and are discussing certain parenting do’s and don’ts…
Kansas women advance in AP weekly poll
December 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s women climbed a notch in this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll.
A political note
December 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have never been so disappointed and angry after attending the annual Kansas University Vespers as on Sunday.