Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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KU vs. Radford Seabury 67, Hyman Brand 61 The day in photos, December 9, 2009
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Radford?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
Elijah Johnson
Xavier Henry
Sherron Collins
Total 64
How many books have you read this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Six to 10
11 to 20
21 to 50
Three to five
More than 51
One to two
Total 1026
Who do you think is KU's best perimeter defender?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brady Morningstar
Sherron Collins
Tyshawn Taylor
Tyrel Reed
Elijah Johnson
Xavier Henry
Total 2743

Lead stories

12:00 a.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…
6:00 a.m.
A shopper passes a Tree of Stars gift tree Tuesday at Waxman Candles, 609 Mass. The gift trees offer customers a way to donate items to needy families. More families seeking help for holidays this year
December 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Andrew Stull, an environmental health specialist for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, conducts a food inspection in 2008 in the cafeteria at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St. The county health department is losing its contract with the Kansas Department of Agriculture to provide food operation inspections. Stull will remain employed at the health department and conduct other inspections. But, two other longtime employees will lose their jobs as a result of the contract cut, which goes into effect Jan. 9, 2010. Lawrence health department loses food inspection contract due to state budget cuts
3:06 p.m., December 8, 2009 Updated 8:10 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
2:00 p.m.
Judy Schwinn, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, suffered a hip fracture about four years ago because of osteoporosis. Last week, she was checking on patient Donald Cope, 76, of Tulsa, Okla., who also suffers from osteoporosis. He had fallen from a truck and suffered a broken femur.
New Lawrence team forms to promote bone health, prevent hip fractures
December 7, 2009 in print edition on 3A
An estimated 1.5 million people experience a fracture from falling each year, and only 20 percent of them receive follow-up treatment for osteoporosis.
6:00 p.m.
Povitica bread is an Eastern European holiday tradition that mixes a sweet dough and nutty filling. Holiday loafing: Dense, delicious povitica boasts rich flavors and a hard-to-pronounce name
December 9, 2009
That’s po-va-teets-sa. It’s a holiday staple in Eastern Europe and, in some parts of the United States - including Kansas City’s Strawberry Hill neighborhood - a tradition more popular than eggnog…
7:00 p.m.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson laughs with teammates before tipping off against Radford, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: KU scores 63 points in second half of 99-64 victory over Radford
6:15 p.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 9:57 p.m.
Six Jayhawks scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich.

All stories

18 accidents — none serious — reported since snow started falling
Pets need protection from cold
12:02 a.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 01:02 p.m. in print edition on A3
The winter weather advisory for Douglas County has been lifted.
Hidden fees top Americans’ gripe list
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
Americans have many reasons to be annoyed.
Obama loses glow in Latin America
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
Love can be fleeting.
People in the news
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for December 9, 2009.
Pump patrol
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.