Archive for Friday, December 18, 2009

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Jayhawks visit hospital for holiday The day in photos, December 18, 2009 KU basketball shops for needy families
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12:00 a.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…
6:00 a.m.
Gov. Mark Parkinson talks with the Lawrence Journal-World about the state of the education budget Thursday. He says he will not approve any more cuts to higher education or public schools. “The one thing that is not on the table is to cut education any more,” he said. Parkinson says education budget won’t be cut further
December 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Mark Parkinson said Thursday he will not approve any more cuts to public schools or higher education and that he is considering a tax increase to bridge the next revenue shortfall.
10:00 a.m.
Special education teacher Mary Chamberlin is presented roses by her husband, Ryan Chamberlin, during a school assembly Thursday in which Chamberlin was awarded the $5,000 Dedication to Education Award by Pickney School officials and representatives of The Bobs, a group of anonymous donors who created the award. Pinckney teacher honored for her work with special education students
December 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The school day Thursday started off with a big surprise and a big check for one Lawrence elementary teacher.
2:00 p.m.
A KU on Wheels Bus departs a campus bus stop in front of the Kansas Union on Oct. 15. City commissioners have unanimously agreed to approve a letter of intent that sets a goal of coordinating, consolidating or merging the city and university bus systems by July. KU officials face tough questioning from regents over new bus building
December 17, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A proposal by Kansas University for a $4.75 million bus maintenance and storage facility received stiff questioning before the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday, and an allegation of improper bidding surfaced.
6:00 p.m.
Holiday haiku hoopla: Readers deliver poems that celebrate the winter season
December 18, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Perhaps it’s the crisp winter air. Maybe it’s the anticipation of Christmas or the deluge of holiday spirit. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that readers can’t get enough of the annual Holiday Haiku contest …

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Henry’s death stuns Bengals
December 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
Chris Henry was no stranger to trouble.
Pump patrol
December 18, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
Tiger deserves tag as decade’s best
December 18, 2009 in print edition on B2
The vote was for athlete of the decade, not husband of the year.
Cereals add crunch to bottom line
December 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
Cereal for dinner? It’s a tough reality for some cash-strapped people.
Commodities
December 18, 2009 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures fell Thursday.
Farmland progress
Efforts to purchase the Farmland property have moved slowly so it’s good to hear real progress could come soon.
December 18, 2009 in print edition on A9
It’s good to hear that Lawrence officials now hope to report major progress in acquiring the former Farmland property in weeks rather than years.