Archive for Monday, December 21, 2009

Also from December 21

On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, December 21, 2009 KU vs. UC Riverside
Have you dropped any money in a Salvation Army bell ringer's pot this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 1117
Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I have just a few items left.
I don’t buy gifts.
No, I haven’t begun.
No, I’ve barely started.
Total 858

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas head football coach Turner Gill greets the Allen Fieldhouse crowd as he is introduced by athletic director Lew Perkins at halftime, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Buffalo’s Gill: Witnesses of UB turnaround have utmost confidence in coach
December 20, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Perhaps the best way to understand the impact Gill, the recently named head coach of the Kansas University football team, has had on the city of Buffalo is to see it up-close — board a plane, rent a car, hop onto I-90 and head toward the University at Buffalo.
6:00 a.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. Cancer Center gets $10M gift
December 21, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A $10 million gift to the Kansas University Cancer Center will support a new endowed faculty chair and continues an aggressive effort to help the center achieve National Cancer Institute designation.
10:00 a.m.
Shoppers walk along the sidewalks of downtown Lawrence in this file photo. The population in Lawrence made a surprisingly large increase in 2009. KU cuts have ripple effect
December 21, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When Lawrence Chamber of Commerce President Tom Kern hears of another faculty position being held open at Kansas University, he thinks well beyond the students who won’t be educated that semester.
2:00 p.m.
Nancy Rumsey displays a Santa figurine from Michigan. She has a collection from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. Rumsey will add to the collection only by going to the state to acquire a piece. She also has Santas representing 20 countries. Collector goes to town on Santas
December 21, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When Nancy Rumsey pulls out her Christmas decorations every December, she sets out her Santa Claus collection. This year, it’s 67 Santas strong.
6:00 p.m.
Reneé Mellenbruch, 19, of Lawrence plays Rock Band with her daughter Haylee. Mellenbruch juggles overnight work shifts and raising Haylee with help from day care and her mother. Night-shift parenting
December 21, 2009
Imagine that you clock in to work at 11 every night in a sleep-deprived state. Now imagine that your job is to administer postmortem care to the dead. “Finding dead people doesn’t bother me as much anymore,” says Reneé Mellenbruch, a 19-year-old single mom in Lawrence …

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Pump patrol
December 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.