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Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Also from December 9

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Radford Seabury 67, Hyman Brand 61 The day in photos, December 9, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Radford?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
 
34%
Elijah Johnson
 
29%
Xavier Henry
 
20%
Sherron Collins
 
15%
Other
 
0%
Total 64
How many books have you read this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
None
 
17%
Six to 10
 
16%
11 to 20
 
15%
21 to 50
 
15%
Three to five
 
15%
More than 51
 
11%
One to two
 
9%
Total 1026
Who do you think is KU's best perimeter defender?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brady Morningstar
 
37%
Sherron Collins
 
29%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
14%
Tyrel Reed
 
7%
Elijah Johnson
 
5%
Xavier Henry
 
4%
Other
 
1%
Total 2743
Videos

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

Akron passes on KU’s Warinner
December 9, 2009
Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who on Monday interviewed for the University of Akron head coaching vacancy, did not get the job, a school official confirmed Wednesday.
Trees near Watson Park may be cut
Measure meant to protect Westar’s lines
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
City leaders are warning that up to 20 mature trees in and near Watson Park in downtown Lawrence soon may fall victim to a chainsaw.
Lawrence school salaries lag nearby districts
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Jason Pendleton has spent the past 11 years teaching and coaching both boys and girls soccer at Free State High. But next year, he’ll be starting from scratch at a new high school, Blue Valley Southwest. Pendleton says the reason for the move is purely about money.
LMH doctor offers advice about hypothermia
December 9, 2009
Lawrence Memorial Hospital doctor offers advice on symptoms of hypothermia, what to do.
FINAL: KU scores 63 points in second half of 99-64 victory over Radford
06:15 p.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 09:57 p.m.
Six Jayhawks scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich.
Statehouse Live: Memo outlines budget cuts to schools
05:38 p.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 05:38 p.m.
Estimated major state funding cuts to public schools.
New deal for city of Lawrence to purchase Farmland site is in the works
Officials with city, redevelopment group and others are discussing options
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The city has long been interested in the nearly 500-acre property just east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10 because leaders believe it can be converted into a business park.
Federal judge rules Yellow House co-owner not mentally competent to help in his defense
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
A federal judge has ruled that Guy Neighbors, an owner of the Yellow House Store in Lawrence, isn’t mentally competent to assist in his defense in three court cases.
Kansas National Guard to announce Friday which armories will be closed
December 9, 2009
Communities across Kansas will learn Friday which of the state’s 56 National Guard armories will be closed.
KU on Wheels reports buses running closer to ‘on-schedule’
08:50 a.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 10:55 a.m.
In an announcement on its homepage KU’s KU on Wheels bus service announced that some bus routes were running as many as 30 minutes behind schedule.
State to use stimulus dollars to help low-income families buy appliances
December 9, 2009
Kansas plans to use $2.6 million in federal stimulus funds to help low-income families buy new, energy-efficient appliances.
Q&A: What are the H1N1 consent forms used for?
December 9, 2009
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department explains what the consent forms are used for at H1N1 flu vaccine clinics.
Daughter of Buffalo’s Gill recently began job with KU athletics department
December 9, 2009
Jordan Gill, the daughter of Kansas University football coaching candidate Turner Gill, recently began working for the KU athletics department’s Williams Fund, the Journal-World learned Tuesday.
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.
Scientist debunks warming
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has taken the route of many who would rather call names than have a serious debate about “climate change.”
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.
Topeka man taken to hospital after Tuesday morning accident
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Topeka man was taken to an area hospital Tuesday morning after a one-vehicle car accident.
Jayhawks working on free throws
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Every so often, near the end of a grueling Kansas University basketball practice, Bill Self will order one of his players to step to the free-throw line.
Wednesday’s school closings, other cancellations
12:00 a.m., December 9, 2009 Updated 09:22 a.m.
A list of school closings for Dec. 9, 2009.
Uganda debates proposal on death penalty for gays
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals.
Russian science falls on snow
December 9, 2009 in print edition on C8
In the snow-hushed woods on Moscow’s northern edge, scientists are decades deep into research on bending the weather to their will.
Suit against juvenile facility settled
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
A lawsuit alleging a Topeka juvenile correctional facility’s insufficient staffing allowed a 12-year-old resident to be repeatedly raped has been settled out of court, an attorney for the boy said Monday.
Director of Topeka’s troubled zoo retires
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
The director of the Topeka Zoo is retiring as the city begins an intense review of its operations in the wake of 11 animal deaths.
Fierce winter storm hits Midwest
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
A fierce winter storm hammered more than a dozen states Tuesday with dangerous ice, heavy snow and vicious winds that threatened to create 15-foot drifts in parts of the Upper Midwest.
Walters brings out ‘fascinating’ guests
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
As someone who has to cough up a column every day, I try to avoid using words like “fascinating,” because when you really try to put your rhetorical finger on the term, it quivers like a bowl full of jelly.
People in the news
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for December 9, 2009.
Horoscope for December 9, 2009
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, you often feel like you need to take charge. Be aware of what is going on right now. Much might appear to happen out of the blue. If you observe more carefully, you will see the signposts and be less startled. Know that there isn’t a right or wrong way. If you are single, you draw many people toward you, though they might not always be suitable. If you are attached, you find that your sweetie is also an excellent friend. Libra is your friend.
Palin’s wave of popularity won’t sustain candidacy
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
At midday Friday, Sarah Palin’s book-signing road show rolled into Plano, Texas, attracting yet another of the enthusiastic crowds that have greeted her throughout America’s heartland.
2000-09 could be warmest decade ever
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
A leaked Danish document at the U.N. climate conference provoked angry criticism Tuesday from developing countries and activists who feared it would shift more of the burden to curb greenhouse gases on poorer countries.
Obama lays out job creation plan
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama on Tuesday presented the broad outlines of a new government effort to spur the creation of jobs, but he left the work of hammering out the specifics to Congress.
Lawsuit over American Indian trusts settled
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced it will pay American Indians $3.4 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit that argued that the federal government cheated tribes for more than a century out of royalties for oil, mineral and other leases.
Inmate executed with one-drug injection
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
An Ohio killer was put to death in an efficient 10 minutes Tuesday in the first U.S. execution to use a single drug injection instead of the standard three-chemical combination that has come under legal attack because it can cause excruciating pain.
Militants strike government targets
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
A suicide car bomb flattened a court building and an explosives-rigged ambulance blew down walls like dominos near the Finance Ministry during a wave of coordinated attacks Tuesday that targeted high-profile symbols of Iraqi authority. At least 127 people were killed.
Boeing seeing fewer airline order deferrals
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
A Boeing Co. executive said Tuesday that fewer customers are deferring jet orders, which may be a sign that things have stopped getting worse for the world’s airlines.
Local bank announces new branch manager
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
Sarah Musick has been named manager of Douglas County Bank’s Orchards Corner branch at Bob Billings Parkway and Kasold Drive.
Orthopedic surgeon makes top 25 list
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
Dr. Jeffrey Randall, Lawrence, has been listed among 25 of the best knee surgeons in the country in the January issue of Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review.
Panera Bread donates food to Salvation Army
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
Panera Bread’s Operation: Stock the Shelves, a canned food drive benefiting the Salvation Army, was Nov. 17. All Panera Bread locations in Lawrence, Wichita, Manhattan, Topeka, the Kansas City area, and St. Joseph, Mo., participated.
Life decisions
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: We are hearing some unsettling news lately about the health care legislation that is being so quickly propelled through Congress.
Nation of sheep
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: One of the greatest scandals of all time has surfaced in the last few weeks but remains virtually unreported by mainstream (controlled?) media.
Misleading column
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Cal Thomas’ column on the health care bill (HR 3692, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009) in the Dec. 2 issue of the Journal-World was a pastiche of misrepresentations and egregious errors.
Inspection impact
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
Even a temporary suspension of hotel and motel inspections could have a significant impact on Kansas.
County to reconsider raises in wake of state budget cuts
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
Douglas County commissioners will take one more look tonight at their budget decision to give county employees a 1 percent cost-of-living raise for 2010.
Lawrence woman taken to hospital after Tuesday morning accident
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 55-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to an area hospital after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning.
Pump patrol
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.
Depot plans remain on track
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
It wasn’t exactly an “all aboard!” moment but city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to move forward with a half-million-dollar grant application to preserve the old Santa Fe depot in east Lawrence.
Radford coach has seen this before
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B4
Radford basketball coach Brad Greenberg remembers the day his younger brother, Seth, engineered one of the biggest upsets in Allen Fieldhouse history.
Perkins did it his way
A.D. driven by money, winning
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Those shocked at the way athletic director Lew Perkins has handled the Kansas University football coaching change haven’t paid close attention to the way Perkins handles most things.
Baker coach to retire at season’s end
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
Rick Weaver, Baker University’s men’s basketball coach for the past 25 years, has announced his plans to retire from coaching at the end of the 2009-10 academic year.
Fans will back Woods when he wins
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
It seems that Tiger Woods may be acquainted with at least some of the seven deadly sins, and assuredly the National Enquirer will be checking Tiger’s scorecard to see if he’s remained under par.
Yankees reach deal for Granderson
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Instead of spending at these winter meetings, the New York Yankees are in a dealing mode.
Eudora boys edge Tongie, 55-51
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
Eudora High’s boys basketball team held off a late Tonganoxie rally and defeated the Chieftains, 55-51, in the semifinals of the Eudora Invitational on Tuesday.
25 years ago: Shoppers enjoy unseasonably warm weather
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
Christmas shoppers in sweaters and even shirt-sleeves filled downtown sidewalks to take advantage of unseasonably balmy weather. And a popular Sants Claus roamed through the crowds, drawing compliments from adults and adulation from children.
100 years ago: Training School proving popular
December 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 9, 1909: The Manual Training School has already worked its way into the hearts of the people of Lawrence through the keen interest taken in its various departments by the boys and girls of the city. The various trade and vocational and domestic courses have been surveyed by local officials who are delighted at the progress at the new facility.
40 years ago: Postal substation to open
December 9, 2009
The new Jayhawk postal substation on 23rd Street was due to be ready for occupancy by March 1. The station later became the site for a book store.
‘Gilly’ hosts SNL special
December 9, 2009 in print edition on C2
Kristen Wiig’s recurring character Gilly might not seemed filled with holiday cheer, yet NBC is turning to her to host a “Saturday Night Live” Christmas special.
Costume jewelry can add plenty of holiday sparkle
December 9, 2009 in print edition on C3
Long before the economy slipped into its current swoon, stylish women understood the joys of high-quality costume jewelry.
Study shows holiday weight gain sticks around
December 9, 2009
Research indicates that Americans are gaining an average of .4 to 1.8 pounds each year during their adult lives. Some of those pounds may be added during the holiday season…
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…
Grabill’s 31 points leads Seabury in opener
December 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
After the night he had Tuesday, Seabury Academy junior Reed Grabill sure thought he earned better treatment than this.