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It’s official: Turner Gill announced as KU’s next football coach
December 13, 2009
Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins announced in a statement Sunday that former Buffalo coach Turner Gill will be the next head football coach at Kansas University.
Eight injured in early-morning rollover on K-10
Two taken to KU Med Center, six to Overland Park Regional Med Center
06:00 a.m., December 13, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A3
Eight people were taken to Kansas City area hospitals early Sunday morning, following a one-vehicle crash on Kansas Highway 10, about a half-mile east of the Church Street exit in Eudora.
Shots fired outside the Granada Sunday morning
Gunfire follows fight; 1 injured, no arrests made
03:05 a.m., December 13, 2009 Updated 12:45 p.m. in print edition on A3
Lawrence police early Sunday morning responded en masse to what several witnesses described as “several” gunshots in the area of the Granada in Downtown Lawrence.
Global warming e-mails show science not faked — or pretty
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.
Unhappy Kansas family plans to sell home ‘Extreme Makeover’ built them
Iraq veteran to move out of state
December 13, 2009
An Iraq veteran and his wife are selling the house that “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rebuilt for them after a tornado.
Most excellent: Henry scores 31 in rout of Explorers
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
Bill Self, who took his prize freshman out of Saturday’s Kansas-La Salle game with five minutes to play, summoned Xavier Henry back onto the Sprint Center court with 3:50 remaining.
Treece residents question government’s slow action
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
The mines didn’t stop at the state line, but the federal government’s action did. The roughly 100 residents of Treece watched in 2006 as their neighbors immediately to the south in Picher, Okla., were offered money for their homes and land in exchange for relocating to safer ground, due to the threat of cave-ins and contamination from nearly a century of mining in what’s known as the Tri-State Mining District.
Out of Asia’: Vietnam historian recalls ‘interesting times’
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D3
Stanley Karnow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and longtime foreign correspondent, is trying to think of a good title for a planned memoir. One candidate: “Interesting Times.” Covering the war in Vietnam, from the first Americans killed, in 1959…
Story of Christ’s birth told 500 different ways at Lawrence church
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
One story was told 500 different ways inside the walls of Centenary United Methodist Church. From a nativity that featured the little town of Bethlehem to one composed solely of dogs (a West Highland white terrier stood yapping in the manger), the 15th annual Festival of Nativities took on many interpretations of the manger scene.
Series focused on area’s plight
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A7
Thad Allender and Mike Belt set out three years ago to tell the story of how years of mining had affected southeast Kansas.
People in the news
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D5
People in the news for December 13, 2009.
Horoscope for December 13, 2009
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D5
This year, you often will assume a low profile. For you, this type of behavior is most unusual and different. Others might check in more often as they demonstrate concern about this new attitude. You could feel touched but still closed off. Evaluate what is going on with you, and many of you will try to push past a newfound shyness or caution. If you are single, you will meet many people, but more often than not, the person who gives you a case of the butterflies could misrepresent who he or she is. Take your time getting to know someone you are dating. If you are attached, share more of your vulnerabilities, and both of you will come out much better. Scorpio reads you cold.
Antarctic nations plan tough shipping controls
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Countries that manage Antarctica plan tough new controls on ships visiting the southern oceans and the fuels they use to reduce the threat of human and environmental disasters as tourist numbers rise, officials said Saturday.
Body found on Mount Hood; 2 still missing
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Crews on Saturday found the body of a climber missing on Oregon’s Mount Hood but two others were still missing more than a day after the three set out to climb the west side of the 11,000-foot peak, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Militants attack jail, 31 inmates freed
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Scores of suspected Islamic militants knocked down a concrete wall and barged into a jail in the volatile southern Philippines today, freeing 31 inmates in a nighttime attack that sparked a gunbattle in which two people were killed, officials said.
Obama, Medvedev discuss weapons treaty
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev talked Saturday about ongoing negotiations for a successor to an expired nuclear weapons treaty. The Kremlin said the two sides are making “substantial progress.”
Voters elect city’s first openly gay mayor
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A2
Annise Parker made history Saturday by becoming Houston’s first openly gay mayor, seizing 53.6 percent of the vote in the city’s hotly contested election.
TCU stuns No. 10 Texas A&M
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C6
Facing one of the country’s top scoring teams, TCU got the defense it needed at just the right time.
Ponca City tops LHS boys
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High dug a first-quarter hole and couldn’t climb out in a 54-44 boys basketball loss to Ponca City, Okla., on Saturday in the Blue Valley Shootout.
Secret’s out: Xavier excellent
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C4
If you didn’t know it already, you found out for certain on Saturday afternoon.
Free State girls take third
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Free State High girls basketball team finished off the tournament with a victory against Shawnee Heights in the third-place game.
Boy receives bone donation from brother
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B5
When Kyle Adams got his learner’s permit, his parents asked whether he wanted to be an organ and tissue donor, should anything ever happen.
City commission agenda for Dec. 15
Rezoning request to be reconsidered
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B5
The city commission agenda for the December 15 meeting.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C4
Kansas University’s Marcus and Markieff Morris visited with La Salle guard Rodney Green before and after the Jayhawks’ 90-65 victory over the Explorers on Saturday.
La Salle awestruck
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C5
La Salle coach John Giannini wasn’t afraid to play the comparison game with Kansas University after his team’s 90-65 loss Saturday at the Sprint Center.
Taylor again solid — as sub
‘I’ll do whatever role my team needs me to’
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C5
Saturday afternoon, for just the fourth time in his college career, Kansas University sophomore Tyshawn Taylor started a game on the bench.
Authorities target customers of child prostitution
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kristy Childs was in sixth grade the first time she helped a man undress for sex. Now the Justice Department is starting to go after those who pay to have sex with children.
Fort Hays State sees higher enrollment in teacher education programs
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B3
Debbie Mercer believes the economy at least has something to do with the steady increase of students enrolling in education programs at Fort Hays State University.
Turner Gill tapped to lead KU football
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Buffalo’s Turner Gill will be named head coach of the Kansas University football team, the Journal-World learned Saturday.
Santa hears wish lists from youngsters at Douglas County bank
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Barbies, Hot Wheels and Transformers were all on the wish list for the tykes who sat on Santa’s lap Saturday morning.
Long impressed by Turner Gill, Kansas A.D. makes smart hire
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C1
We were standing on the 11th tee box at Lawrence Country Club a couple of summers ago when Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins asked me if I remembered what place Turner Gill finished in the Heisman Trophy voting.
General public welcomed at Saturday H1N1 vaccine clinic
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
Young and old came by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department on Saturday morning to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine.
Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week
December 13, 2009
A round-up of road work in Lawrence, Douglas County and northeast Kansas includes U.S. 59 project, work on E 1500 Road.
Observers predict crowded field for 3rd District seat
GOP Chairwoman: Competition will help the party
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B1
In the three weeks since Rep. Dennis Moore announced he wouldn’t run again in 2010, the names of several potential candidates have floated around the 3rd District.
Governor may change tax code to shore up state budget, bring in more revenue
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Gov. Mark Parkinson is playing his cards close to the vest on whether he will recommend a tax increase to help solve a budget crisis that has already resulted in record spending cuts.
Ex-Husker QB Frazier sold on Turner Gill
He’s not the kind of guy to fly off the hinges and yell and scream’
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C3
Tommie Frazier had no shortage of kind words to say Saturday in support of Turner Gill, his former quarterbacks coach.
Warren sparks OU over Utah
KSU drills No. 18 UNLV for sixth straight victory
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C6
By overtime, Willie Warren was exhausted. He’d been knocked to the floor nearly a dozen times. His shot wasn’t falling and a hostile crowd was on its feet.
Chiefs quite a change for Cassel
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C2
Not everybody gets handed the keys to a team that won 18 games the year before.
Navy extends streak against Army
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C2
Navy has made sports’ most patriotic rivalry a lopsided one. The Mids beat Army, 17-3, on Saturday for their eighth straight win in the series. The loss eliminated the Black Knights’ shot at playing in their first bowl game since 1996.
Expanded Medicare will not provide seamless coverage
Democrats discuss plan to allow aging baby boomers into program
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A4
Think Medicare is a great deal? Better ask grandma first.
Book helps reconcile Jesus, Santa
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
Each night, 7-year-old Zachary Schmidt gets one chapter closer to Christmas.
November foreclosures down from peak
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B8
Home foreclosures in this aircraft manufacturing-dependent city appear to have slowed amid government and industry efforts to cut mortgage payments, but some experts anticipate many loans will ultimately end in foreclosure next year anyway.
Republicans denied on spending filibuster attempt
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Democratic-controlled Senate on Saturday cleared away a Republican filibuster of a huge end-of-year spending bill that rewards most federal agencies with generous budget boosts.
Miege routs FSHS boys
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Each member of the Roeland Park Bishop Miege boys basketball team did not have three or four hands. It only looked like it.
Veritas boys take fifth
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Ethan Kay led three Veritas Christian players in double figures as the Eagles beat Central Christian, 49-30, in the fifth-place game of the Bluebird Classic boys basketball tournament on Saturday.
LHS girls finish fourth
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Haley Parker scored 13 points, but the Lawrence High girls basketball lost to Bellevue West, 56-47, in the third-place game of the Lady Saints Classic on Saturday.
Iran puts conditions on nuclear fuel swap
Country agrees to U.N. demand
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
After weeks of conflicting responses, Iran abruptly said Saturday that it is ready to exchange uranium for nuclear fuel — the key demand of a U.N.-sponsored initiative to defuse global fears over its nuclear program.
Wooden gun linked to Dillinger sells for $19K
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
An auction house says a wooden gun that John Dillinger’s relatives believe was hand-carved and used by the one-time “Public Enemy No. 1” to escape jail has sold for $19,120 at auction.
Sperm whale pod beached on shore; 5 die
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
A pod of sperm whales beached on Italy’s southern coast and at least five died in what experts said Saturday was a rare and puzzling mass beaching for such a large species.
Obama blasts banks for opposing overhaul
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama singled out financial institutions for causing much of the economic tailspin and criticized their opposition to tighter federal oversight of their industry.
Poor being turned away from free cancer screenings
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A3
As the economy falters and more people go without health insurance, low-income women in at least 20 states are being turned away or put on long waiting lists for free cancer screenings, according to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.
Alabama RB Ingram wins Heisman
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C10
Mark Ingram dabbed his eyes, took a deep breath and tried to steady himself. All set, he accepted the Heisman that completes Alabama’s trophy case.
Lawrence High wrestler escapes with a victory
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Lawrence High sophomore Reece Wright-Conklin wasn’t worried when he was just inches away from being pinned by Gardner-Edgerton’s Todd Curtis during the 160-pound championship match Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions.
KU women expecting tough test from Creighton
December 13, 2009 in print edition on C8
Back-to-back wins by virtually the same score were polar opposites as far as Bonnie Henrickson is concerned.
Protesters damage chancellor’s home
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
Eight people were under arrest Saturday after protesters broke windows, lights and planters outside the home of the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.
Americans held in Pakistan straddled different worlds
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A6
They had grown up in the same Virginia neighborhood and been friends for years.
Nearly 1,000 detained at rally urging bold pact
As many as 100,000 join protest march
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A9
Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the chilly Danish capital and nearly 1,000 were detained in a mass rally to demand an ambitious global climate pact, just as talks hit a snag over rich nations’ demands on China and other emerging economies.
U.S. presidency more a marathon than a sprint
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
Here comes a statement of the obvious: Despite his eloquent Nobel lecture in Oslo last week, the president is struggling.
Bowl game system not a federal concern
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
Two Saturdays ago, the nation was one tick of a Texas clock away from a cultural crisis.
‘Wellness’ walks
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The idea of getting into an SUV and driving to a “wellness” center makes no sense.
Giving heart
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I met an angel on Wednesday.
Redistricting looms
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
Kansas is gearing up for another, probably contentious, round of redrawing congressional and legislative district lines.
The next hot job market: keeping tabs on financial firms
December 13, 2009 in print edition on E1
People who could help financial firms make a quick buck held some of the fastest-growing jobs two years ago.
Give the gift of financial wisdom
December 13, 2009 in print edition on E1
While others are blowing their holiday budgets, you can set an example and send a message by giving a gift with a focus on personal finance.
Mortgages
December 13, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 77 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Bankruptcies
December 13, 2009 in print edition on E1
Bankruptcies for December 13, 2009.
Books for running a home business
December 13, 2009 in print edition on E1
Has the time come for you to become your own boss?
Obama oratory sets historical context
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B6
One of the things that sets Barack Obama apart from most politicians is how much can be learned from listening to his speeches.
25 years ago: End comes for biophysics program
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
The dean of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences formally requested the discontinuance of the university’s program in radiation biophysics. Dean Robert Lineberry said it was “an unpleasant and difficult situation.” The college had tried for several years to save the program, he said, to no avail.
40 years ago: Mitchell named conference coach of the year
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
Jack Mitchell, the football coach at Wichita University, was named Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year. A native of Arkansas City, he eventually became an Oklahoma All-American quarterback after military service, then went from the Wichita coaching job to Arkansas U. He was hired as KU coach on Thanksgiving Day, 1957, with a five-year contract calling for $15,000 a year. In 1966, he left as the last KU coach to depart here with a winning record, 44-42-3.
100 years ago: Local herds to be inspected for tuberculosis
December 13, 2009 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 13, 1909: A cow that came from a local dairy farm has been found to have tuberculosis. Local herds are to be inspected and the cow may have to be destroyed even though it recently gave birth to a calf.
Behind the Lens: Children’s photography reveals their perspective as they grow
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D2
Digital technology has made the activity of taking photographs cheaper and more accessible. No longer do you need to worry about wasting film or paying for unwanted prints…
Poet’s Showcase: ‘I Am from Memories’
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D3
I am from soft curls, sponge rollersAnd freckled face.
Boomer Girl Diary: Family makes the ultimate sacrifice for a birthday dinner
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D1
It was shaping up to be an ordinary birthday.
Some mining town residents staying put
Picher dissolved, but some stay
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
What was once a bustling mining town on the Oklahoma-Kansas border has been transformed into a literal ghost town. On Sept. 1, the city of Picher officially dissolved its charter. But some residents refused to leave.
Green scene: Wreaths and swags turn home into holiday showcase
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D8
The first time I bought a wreath made from locally grown Scotch pine branches, I made a common mistake: I hung the wreath between the storm door and exterior door of my house.
Pee-wee Herman makes big comeback
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D6
“The Pee-wee Herman Show,” opening next month in downtown Los Angeles at Club Nokia theater, cost millions to mount. It boasts 11 actors, 20 puppets and marks the show’s first production since 1982. So, why now?
Final families wait out mining town’s last days
December 13, 2009 in print edition on A1
Inside a small house in a rural area of southeast Kansas, 6-year-old Haden Woodcock struggles to put on his Cub Scout uniform. It’s a scene that could be playing out in houses all across America, if it weren’t for the open mine shaft just yards from their back door that has expanded into a sink hole, plunging 300 feet into the earth below.
Walk, Patrick, Walk: Author Patrick Dobson walks across the country and tells its story in ‘Seldom Seen’
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D1
Surely it’s happened to all of us. A breeze strikes just right. A smell stirs the senses. Suddenly, you want to quit your job and walk to Montana. That’s what happened to Patrick Dobson on an otherwise uneventful spring day in May 1994…
Older dreidels hard to find
December 13, 2009 in print edition on D8
Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25 each year, but the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls on dates determined by the lunar, not the solar, calendar — so the dates are different every year.