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Tennessee house fire - Reader photos KU meets Turner Gill The day in photos, December 14, 2009
Would you consider buying a hybrid as your next vehicle?

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Governor Mark Parkinson addresses the state legislature during a joint session of the house and senate in the house chamber of the capital building in this April 2009 file photo. Governor may change tax code to shore up state budget, bring in more revenue
December 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 a.m.
William Dann, 72, puts on his glasses as he sits down in the reading room at the Presbyterian Manor last Wednesday. “I’m a peripheral person,” insists Dann, who believes he is among those who are unacceptable in society. Despite Dann’s opinion of himself, he is highly regarded by many social service providers in Lawrence who have benefited from his philanthropy. ‘Outsider’ an angel on the inside
December 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Asinine. William Dann — with a folded copy of the New York Times under one arm and his once-trademark white T-shirt peeking out from underneath his slightly wrinkled button-down — uses that word repeatedly to describe broad swaths of his life.
2:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Medical Center and Hospital pictured in the background sits just yards from the state line. The center is feeling the effects of budget reductions. ‘Bleeding from a thousand cuts’
12:00 a.m., December 14, 2009 Updated 4:13 p.m. in print edition on 1A
At Kansas University Medical Center, state budget cuts are forcing enrollments down, hampering an effort to obtain National Cancer Institute designation and causing additional staff reductions.
3:10 p.m.
New head football coach Turner Gill is introduced to the Jayhawk Nation at a press conference on Monday. Turner Gill moves quickly to put new coaching team together
9:09 a.m., December 14, 2009 Updated 2:48 a.m. in print edition on 1A
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins introduced Turner Gill as the new football coach at KU Monday morning. “I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to,” Perkins said, “and everybody I talked to said to me, ‘You cannot go wrong with Turner Gill.’”
6:00 p.m.
Judy Bronis tries on a gray European jacket selected by Cheryl Eckles.
Style intervention: Try personalized shopping with a professional touch
December 14, 2009
The first step is admitting you have a problem. After that, local clothiers say they can help even the most fashion-challenged shoppers put together a wardrobe to wear proudly.
6:00 p.m.
At the site of an abandoned mine derrick, Randy Barr tosses a rock into a shaft filled with water outside Treece. The uncovered shaft measures hundreds of feet deep. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., are leading efforts to get a federal buyout plan to relocate residents of Treece. Final families wait out mining town’s last days
December 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
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.

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Fire destroys house on Tennessee Street
No one injured, house deemed total loss
10:19 p.m., December 14, 2009 Updated 12:53 a.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded Monday night to a structure fire at 17th and Tennessee streets.
Pump patrol
December 14, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.46 at several stations.
The menorah as metaphor
Cold ice sculpture no match for candles’ warmth, light
December 14, 2009 in print edition on A3
It stood six feet tall and was sculpted out of ice. But even in mid-December, it wasn’t meant to last.
Kansas City Zoo celebrates centennial
December 14, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Kansas City Zoo has turned 100.
Deer’s antlers sport Christmas lights
December 14, 2009 in print edition on A10
Santa may not need Rudolph’s red nose this year.