Archive for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Structure fire in rural Eudora The day in photos, December 15, 2009
Do you consider the music of the group ABBA, a new inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to be rock 'n' roll?

Poll results

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Total 816

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Lawrence City Commission is considering adding three hybrid diesel-electric buses to its fleet. The buses, made by Gillig Corp., would be similar to this bus used by the Redwood Transit System in Humboldt County, Calif. City of Lawrence looking to add diesel/electric hybrids to its bus fleet
December 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Move over Toyota Prius drivers. You may soon have to make room for a much bigger hybrid vehicle on Lawrence’s roadways.
10:00 a.m.
New head football coach Turner Gill is introduced to the Jayhawk Nation at a press conference on Monday. Turner Gill hiring follows a KU trend
December 15, 2009 in print edition on 1B
They’re all pretty much the same, you know. Introductory news conferences inevitably contain bubbly remarks about the new hire, glowing optimism from the new man and a smattering of enamored boosters scattered among the media cameras and tape recorders.
2:00 p.m.
Activities at the KU Hilltop child development center have produced the annual birdhouses for a benefit auction. There are 32 birdhouses, each painted by students in the Jayhawk classroom. Home tweet home: Kids decorate birdhouses in annual Hilltop benefit
December 15, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Nine-year-old Nora Hause is learning some sound business lessons about selling birdhouses.
6:00 p.m.
Gift guide for the picky teenager
December 15, 2009 in print edition on 1C
We wanted to know what teens have on their wish lists, and a noncommittal shrug wouldn’t do. So with a little bit of pressing, we got the answers parents are looking for from members of Angle, the J-W’s teen advisory board. And we broke it down for budgets of all sizes…

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Fire destroys outbuilding in rural Eudora
Fire destroys outbuilding housing family’s craft business in Eudora
01:00 p.m., December 15, 2009 Updated 04:26 p.m. in print edition on A3
An outbuilding at a home in the 2200 block of North 1300 Road caught fire around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Pump patrol
December 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.46 at several stations.
People in the news
December 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for December 15, 2009.
Supreme Court agrees to consider text message case
Ruling could influence future workplaces over a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’
December 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
The Supreme Court said Monday it would rule for the first time on whether employees have a right to privacy when they send text messages on electronic devices supplied by their employers.
Jackets roll on road
December 15, 2009 in print edition on B4
Georgia Tech aced its first true road test of the season.
Color of Money Challenge ends happily
December 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
They all have jobs.