Archive for Thursday, December 17, 2009

Also from December 17

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, December 17, 2009
Polls
Have you ever contacted one of your former teachers years after high school or college graduation?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
66%
No
 
33%
Total 1191
Which KU men's basketball road non-conference game are you more worried about?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU at Tennessee (Jan. 10)
 
70%
KU at Temple (Jan. 2)
 
26%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 278
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Flan with caramel sauce. Veg out: Downtown bistro offers Lawrence’s first full-service vegetarian restaurant in years
December 16, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Ariel Hecke reads all the descriptions and agonizes over whether to bother the server about the possibility of beef broth lurking in the soup of the day: Is that minestrone truly vegetarian?
6:00 a.m.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on. Mangino, KU settle for $3 million
December 17, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Mark Mangino’s image might have taken a hit following his messy departure from Kansas University’s football program, but his pocketbook suffered no such fate.
10:00 a.m.
Malcomb Stapel, right, practices drawing blood Monday during training certification as a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical firefighter recruit. At left is recruit Greg Wurdeman, and at center is Lt. David Rector, paramedic instructor. Ten Lawrence-Douglas County firefighter recruits will participate in today’s graduation ceremony at the Dole Institute. Firefighter recruits to graduate
December 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It might be considered the final test of endurance — being stuck in the veins repeatedly with a needle.
2:00 p.m.
Deerfield third-grader Amanda Stinnett practices writing a “W” in cursive Thursday at school. Teachers across the country are battling to save the art of handwriting as electronic forms of communicating gain cultural dominance. School district works to fill budget gap
December 17, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence school district is close to making up the $3 million shortfall in its budget, but there are still a few decisions to be made by the school board.
6:00 p.m.
Amber Proctor, local belly dancer, performs Thursday at the Jazzhaus. Belly Bump and Grind: Lawrence embraces the swaying subculture of belly dance
December 17, 2009
First of all, belly dancing is not striptease. One is an ancient Middle Eastern art form celebrating the female form; the other is a sweaty hoochie dance for money…

All stories

Commodities
December 17, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures advanced Wednesday.
Pump patrol
December 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.44 at several stations.
Hitting the jackpot?
Time will tell whether expanded casino gambling really pays off for the state.
December 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
The big Kansas experiment with state-owned casinos officially began this week when the Boot Hill Casino and Resort opened its doors in Dodge City.