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Gill expected to take KU coaching job KU vs. La Salle People & Places, December 12 Free State vs. Seaman Free State vs. Valley Center The day in photos, December 12, 2009
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KU has offered Turner Gill the head football coaching job. Would this be a good hire for the Jayhawks?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
69%
No
 
30%
Total 4298
Which Jayhawk's stat line were you most happy with against La Salle?

Poll results

Response Percent
Xavier Henry’s 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting
 
31%
Tyshawn Taylor’s 6 assists and 0 turnovers
 
28%
Cole Aldrich’s 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting
 
26%
Markieff Morris’ 12 rebounds and four blocks
 
13%
Total 2284
Who was KU's first-half MVP against La Salle?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
 
54%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
27%
Xavier Henry
 
18%
Markieff Morris
 
0%
Other
 
0%
Total 11
Who will score the most points for KU against La Salle today?

Poll results

Response Percent
Xavier Henry
 
47%
Cole Aldrich
 
27%
Sherron Collins
 
18%
Marcus Morris
 
4%
Other
 
2%
Total 44
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Turner Gill: The Resume
December 12, 2009
A look at what Turner Gill has accomplished throughout his career.
Turner Gill expected to take over as Kansas football coach
04:45 p.m., December 12, 2009 Updated 11:54 p.m.
Lew Perkins’ search for a head football coach spanned nine days, at least two cities and included conversations with at least six coaches from four conferences.
FINAL: Xavier Henry scores career-high 31 points as KU takes down La Salle, 90-65
12:12 p.m., December 12, 2009 Updated 03:10 p.m.
KU’s freshman made 10 of his 15 shots and four of his five three-pointers, while Cole Aldrich added 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting.
Harbaugh says his future remains at Stanford
Rejects rumors that he was to be Kansas’ next football coach
December 12, 2009
Jim Harbaugh wants to put an end to rumors linking him to other jobs, saying he will remain Stanford’s football coach.
People in the news
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D7
People in the news for December 12, 2009.
Gun laws getting looser across much of America
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A6
It’s been the year of the gun in Tennessee.
Economic reports raise hopes for global recovery
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
Just in time for Christmas, the fragile economic recovery is showing signs of strengthening: Consumers are spending, companies are rebuilding stockpiles and Chinese exports are mounting a comeback.
Tough bargaining still ahead at U.N. climate talks
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
After a week of U.N. climate talks, some money is finally on the table and a draft agreement has been circulated.
Major makeover of Wall Street regulations passes House
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year’s Wall Street failures that plunged the nation deep into recession.
Stanford RB earns my vote
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
Voter’s remorse. It happens nearly every year. It used to hit when the envelope containing a Heisman Trophy ballot fell into the mailbox. Now it occurs upon stroking the send button.
A new streak
Firebird boys win second game in a row
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
Roughly five minutes after the Free State High boys basketball team left the court Friday night, the Firebirds’ locker room erupted with cheering.
Freshmen contribute on health care
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
Finally, there is some good news on the health care front.
Population growth taxes environment
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
Yes, there is something more foreign than being offered kippered herring for your breakfast. It’s being offered PopOffsets for your conscience.
Competition growing for e-readers
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
Victoria McNary usually finds romance and mystery in the paperback shelves at the grocery store. But one recent day she stopped into Barnes & Noble to consider curling up with a good Nook.
Total ban on panhandling not likely
License option now being considered
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
A proposal for a complete ban on panhandling in downtown is receiving negative feedback from the city’s legal team over concerns that such regulations wouldn’t pass Constitutional muster.
Who will curb insane salaries in university athletics?
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
News stories earlier this week told of University of Texas officials increasing the salary of their football coach, Mack Brown, from $3 million a year to at least $5 million.
Lawrence man arrested for carrying concealed weapon
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Friday morning on charges of carrying a concealed weapon.
Make holiday cards more meaningful
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D1
Nearly 7 billion greeting cards are purchased annually in the United States alone, according to the Greeting Card Association. Here are some tips to make the gesture more thoughtful.
ESPN remembers when ‘The U’ raised ‘Cane’
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D7
The sports documentary series “30 for 30” (8 p.m., today, ESPN) wraps up with “The U,” a look at the evolution of the University of Miami football team from doormat status in the 1970s to a decade of national dominance.
Horoscope for December 12, 2009
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D7
This year, often you will want to assume a low profile. Become a listener more often. You will decide to keep information to yourself and not share everything. If you are single, you exude a new allure and draw many people to you. If you are attached, the two of you establish a newfound quiet understanding. Scorpio makes a great healer.
Lawsuit threatened over atheist councilman
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell believes in ending the death penalty, conserving water and reforming government — but he doesn’t believe in God.
Lawrence woman reports theft of belongings
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
A 45-year-old Lawrence woman reported Thursday burglary, theft and criminal damage.
Novel drug combo improves cancer survival
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option.
Student sues university over miniskirt expulsion
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Brazilian university student expelled for causing an uproar while wearing a pink miniskirt has sued her school.
Top U.N. official in Afghanistan to leave
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The top U.N. official in Afghanistan said Friday he will step down early next year after a rocky two-year tenure marked by a fraud-marred national election and a deadly Taliban attack on U.N. employees.
Cheating governor’s wife files for divorce
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford may keep his office, but he is losing his marriage.
Judges, lawyers can’t be Facebook friends
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Florida’s judges and lawyers should no longer “friend” each other on Facebook, the popular social networking site, according to a ruling from the state’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.
U.S., Japan forge open skies agreement
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and Japan reached a landmark agreement Friday to relax limits on flights between the two countries, opening up the possibility of broader cross-border airline alliances and more options for air travelers.
U.S. mulls charging Americans accused of having terrorist links
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
FBI agents have questioned some of the young Americans arrested in Pakistan as U.S. investigators gather evidence that could lead to a conspiracy charge against them, an American official and another person familiar with the case said Friday.
Body of president stolen from grave
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Grave robbers stole the corpse of former hardline Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, digging up his coffin during a thunderstorm just before the first anniversary of his death, police said Friday.
Democrats plan nearly $2T debt limit hike
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Democrats plan to allow the government’s debt to swell by nearly $2 trillion as part of a bill next week to pay for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Health care tab to keep growing under overhaul
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Democrats trying to push President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul plan through the Senate got a sober warning Friday that costs will keep going up and proposed Medicare savings may harm the program.
Teen elves enlisted for Secret Santa missions
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
When Secret Santa pulled a wad of hundreds from his pocket, the youngsters’ eyes grew big as Christmas balls.
Mayor, wife bound for White House reception
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
Two-and-a-half years ago, the idea that he would ever attend a White House Christmas party would have been unthinkable to Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson.
KCK teen sentenced in random homicide
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B8
A boy who was 13 when he shot and killed a man he didn’t know was given the maximum juvenile sentence for first-degree murder.
Casino conducts demonstration
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B8
The first state-owned casino in Kansas has passed its first test and could open next week if a second test is successful.
Kansas football earns academic mention
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Kansas University football team’s efforts in the classroom were recognized this week as the Jayhawks earned honorable-mention honors for the American Football Coaches Association’s Academic Achievement Award.
LHS wrestlers enjoy solid start
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Despite not fielding a full squad for the Eudora Tournament of Champions Friday, seven Lawrence High wrestlers already have assured themselves medals.
Woods will take time off
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods said Friday he is taking an indefinite leave from golf to try to save his marriage, the biggest fallout yet from two shocking weeks filled with allegations of rampant extramarital affairs.
Around and about
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D3
Around and about news for December 12, 2009.
Club news
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D3
Club news for December 12, 2009.
FSHS girls fall, 35-32
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C4
Senior Chantay Caron led the Firebirds with 19 points, but Free State struggled to find an offensive rhythm in a 35-32 semifinal loss to Topeka Seaman in the Metro Prep Classic.
Lawrence High boys fall
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Marcus Ray and Anthony Buffalomeat scored 12 points apiece in Lawrence High’s 50-43 boys basketball loss to Lee’s Summit High on Friday at the Blue Valley Shootout.
Veritas boys fall
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C5
The Veritas boys basketball team lost to Canton-Galva, 42-31, on Friday at the Bluebird Classic.
VFW toy drive to assist charities
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 in Lawrence and its auxiliaries are conducting a toy drive to benefit local charities.
Savings program gives support to low-income clients
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
Sara Garcia doesn’t want to waitress for the rest of her life.
Farmers’ market takes holiday turn
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
Lawrence area residents have been working like elves in preparation for today’s annual Holiday Farmers’ Market.
Food sought for Christmas dinner
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
Donated turkeys and hams are needed for this year’s annual Community Christmas Dinner.
Misplaced concern
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I write this letter in response to Ann Colebank.
Vespers praise
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: In response to criticism of Kansas University Vespers (Public Forum, Dec. 8), perhaps Ann Colebank could define what she found was a political statement about the service.
Play it safe on the environment
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
As the Journal-World has seen fit to print two extended pieces by non-scientists on global climate change recently (George Gurley and George Will), it seems reasonable to have a reply from a scientist, even if not a climate scientist.
25 years ago: Quarry request to be studied
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
One of the touchiest land use questions raised in recent years — a proposal for a rock quarry south of Lawrence — again was facing county planners and commissioners. Robert Bigsby Sr., Rt. 2, had filed a second request for a quarry on his Willow Springs Township farm about six miles south Lawrence. There was opposition and officials continued to study the matter.
Scouting news
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D5
Scouting news for December 12, 2009.
100 years ago: Trotting across Kaw Bridge prohibited
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 12, 1909: There will be arrests of persons who persist in trotting their horses across the Kaw Bridge. Cabs, express wagons and mail wagons run their horses across the bridge and it is not in a condition to stand rough damage. The bridge watchman has been instructed to make arrests of all parties violating the trotting ordinance.
Hoax motive?
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: A recent letter suggests scientists have perpetrated a global warming “hoax” to lead us to the “slaughterhouse.”
Warm feelings
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
Plenty of opportunities remain to help make the holidays a little happier by sharing with those less fortunate.
Kansas bank among latest FDIC closures
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
Regulators on Friday shut down banks in Kansas, Florida and Arizona, bringing to 133 the number of U.S. banks that have failed this year.
KDHE seeks homes with Chinese drywall
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas officials are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to find homes where imported Chinese drywall may have been used.
Consultants attain geothermal credentials
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lisa Larsen, environmental geologist and owner of the Lawrence environmental consulting firm Larsen & Associates Inc., and Paula Schumacher, the company’s director of operations, have completed the training course and earned installer accreditation of geothermal systems through the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.
Leaked memo: Illinois to take Guantanamo detainees
December 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
A draft memo leaked to a conservative Web site is an encouraging sign the government intends to transfer Guantanamo terrorist suspects to Illinois, Sen. Richard Durbin and the state’s governor said Friday.
Minuteman Press owner joins board
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
This fall the membership of the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica elected 19 individuals to serve on its board of directors.
Faith Forum: What is your most memorable Hanukkah?
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D1
• Memories associated with lighting candles • Menorah unifying element in Lawrence
Hanukkah away from home
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D1
The holidays are stressful — that’s not rocket science. So are college exams, also not exactly an unknown phenomenon. Now combine those two, and we’re getting somewhere.
Andregg, Frank first in Olathe swim meet
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High Zach Andregg and Free State’s Nolan Frank snared first-place finishes Friday in the Olathe Invitational swim meet.
Art therapist attends conference
December 12, 2009 in print edition on B5
Libby Schmanke, a master’s level board-certified art therapist, attended the annual conference of the American Art Therapy Association Nov. 18-22 in Dallas.
Eudora girls escape
Cardinals clip Tonganoxie, 40-39
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C5
Eudora’s Anyssa Mays knocked away a Tonganoxie in-bound pass with 1.7 seconds remaining to help EHS escape with a 40-39 victory.
Military news
December 12, 2009 in print edition on D5
Military news for December 12, 2009.
Heisman race missing something
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C2
Some of our top elected officials took time out Wednesday from the weighty issues of the day to push a bill that would ban promotion of the BCS title game as the national championship of college football.
No new haircuts for La Salle game in K.C.
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
Tyshawn Taylor isn’t planning to reveal a stylish new haircut today in Sprint Center.
Future KU player too much for LHS girls
December 12, 2009 in print edition on C4
St. Thomas Aquinas junior DaShawn Harden has been committed to Kansas University since her freshman year of high school.