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Archive for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. California The day in photos, December 22, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's MVP against Cal?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
 
35%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
27%
Brady Morningstar
 
23%
Marcus Morris
 
9%
Cole Aldrich
 
1%
Xavier Henry
 
1%
Other
 
0%
Total 2230
Will you or someone you know be affected by the state Medicaid cuts?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
63%
No.
 
27%
Unsure.
 
9%
Total 344
What will KU's toughest home game be this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
March 3 vs. Kansas State
 
64%
Jan. 16 vs. Texas Tech
 
12%
Tonight vs. California
 
9%
Jan. 25 vs. Missouri
 
8%
Other
 
4%
Total 82
Are you a registered organ donor?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
72%
No
 
25%
Not sure
 
1%
Total 1149
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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 …
6:00 a.m.
Teacher Barb Thompson, of Quail Run School, leads her sixth-grade class through a lesson on mythology Thursday. Thompson is retiring this year after 33 years of teaching. She is one of 21 Lawrence school district teachers who have announced retirement this year. 21 veteran teachers already committed to retiring from Lawrence Public Schools
December 21, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Barb Thompson tried to resist it. She wouldn’t follow three grandparents and her parents into the teaching field.
10:00 a.m.
KU and chinese researchers have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that lived about 128 million years ago in China. A reconstruction of the turkey-sized raptor is here shown hunting. Major discovery for KU researchers: 1st venomous raptor
December 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
David Burnham may not know the strength of its bite, the potency of its venom or the precise duration of the combination’s resulting debilitation, but the Kansas University paleontologist can pinpoint at least one inescapable scientific fact with absolute certainty.
2:00 p.m.
The Bishop Seabury Academy debate team was started by students this year and, despite having no coach, argued its way to the state Class 3A debate tournament in January. The team is made of, back row from left, Peter Cooney, sophomore, David Lawrence, junior, William Wolfe, junior, Guy Williams, junior, and, front row from left, Martin Sicilian, freshman, and Jacob Strayer, freshman. Making an argument: Seabury students form debate team
December 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
David Lawrence and Peter Cooney have a bevy of after-school activities at their fingertips at Bishop Seabury Academy. But the pair wanted an opportunity to do some competitive arguing.
6:00 p.m.
Whirlwind of kid fun in the winter
December 22, 2009 in print edition on 1C
There are relatively few occasions that teenagers look forward to every year, unless you count those oh-so-joyful math tests and fantastic English papers…
8:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins roars after knocking down a bucket late in the second half to increase the Jayhawks' lead against California, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Collins’ 17 points lead KU in 84-69 victory over Cal
6:51 p.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 10:57 p.m.
Five Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Jayhawks pulled away from the pesky Bears in the second half.

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KU women defeat Houston, 89-69
Danielle McCray scores career-high 37 points
December 22, 2009
Kansas senior Danielle McCray scored a career-high 37 points, leading the KU women to an 89-69 victory over Houston on Tuesday in Houston.
FINAL: Collins’ 17 points lead KU in 84-69 victory over Cal
06:51 p.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 10:57 p.m.
Five Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Jayhawks pulled away from the pesky Bears in the second half.
Nearly 17 percent of Douglas County residents choose to get H1N1 vaccine
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
As of Tuesday, 19,952 residents had received the H1N1 vaccine through private providers, pharmacies or one of the 40 clinics offered by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
Arrest warrant issued in cockfighting case after defendant fails to appear in court
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jose Guerrero, one of two men charged in a Douglas County cockfighting operation.
Brownback hopes abortion will kill health-care reform
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said Tuesday that he hopes the fight over abortion will end up killing Democratic attempts to pass health care reform.
State rescinds water advisory in Jefferson County district
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
State officials Tuesday rescinded a boil water advisory for Jefferson County Rural Water District 10, which is on the northeast side of Lake Perry in Jefferson County.
Baker University student given probation in marijuana-growing case
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Baker University student accused of running a marijuana-growing operation out of his Baldwin City home was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Douglas County District Court, prosecutors said.
Founder of TOMS Shoes to speak in January at KU
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
The founder of a shoe company with a new kind of business model is scheduled to speak Jan. 26 at Kansas University.
KU students benefit after speaker returns fee to business school
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Instead of keeping the $6,000 honorarium normally given to the Kansas University Business School’s Anderson Chandler lecturer, this year’s speaker decided to use it to reward three outstanding students.
New Baldwin City police chief to assume duties on Jan. 3
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Greg Neis was hired Tuesday as the new police chief for the Baldwin City Police Department. He had been interim police chief since Aug. 6, when Mike McKenna resigned the post.
Judge rejects ‘necessity defense’ in Tiller murder case
01:32 p.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 05:38 p.m. in print edition on A1
A judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas law doesn’t allow a so-called “necessity defense” in the trial of a man charged with killing one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital explains reasons for so much paperwork
12:37 p.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital explains why it requires paperwork for every visit.
Kansas ranks 39th in funding tobacco prevention programs
State ranks 39th in nation for prevention
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas ranks 39th in the nation when it comes to funding tobacco prevention programs.
Attorney General criticizes payments to CLO, but says no laws broken
11:26 a.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 05:52 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas’ attorney general says a state agency didn’t follow its own procedures — but broke no laws — in giving extra funds to a group with ties to a prominent Democrat.
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department schedules second all-day H1N1 vaccine clinic
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will have a second all-day H1N1 vaccine clinic in Lawrence on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The first all-day clinic drew 599 people.
Judge in trial of suspected Tiller killing rejects change of venue motion
10:09 a.m., December 22, 2009 Updated 11:02 a.m.
A judge on Tuesday dealt setbacks to the defense of a man accused of killing an abortion provider, rejecting a change of venue request and a motion that would have kept prosecutors from making pre-emptory jury strikes based on potential jurors’ beliefs about abortion.
Kansas House Majority Leader to serve on budget committee
December 22, 2009
The Kansas House majority leader also will be the next vice chairman of the chamber’s Appropriations Committee.
People in the news
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for December 22, 2009.
After snowstorm, shoppers race to get gifts — or just get home
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
It had the makings of a nightmare before Christmas: a snowstorm that wrecked the last big shopping weekend of the holiday calendar.
Tens of thousands fill streets during Iranian cleric’s funeral
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
A huge funeral procession for Iran’s most senior dissident cleric became a show of defiance against the country’s rulers Monday as mourners flashed green protest colors and chanted against the Islamic leadership in Iran’s holy city of Qom.
3-hour limit set on plane delays
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A6
Stinky toilets, crying babies, airless cabins — the Obama administration said Monday passengers don’t have to take it anymore. It ordered airlines to let people get off planes delayed on the ground after three hours.
Johnson nets Male AOY
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jimmie Johnson, the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive titles, earned mainstream recognition Monday when he was honored as the Male Athlete of the Year by members of the Associated Press.
Made-for-Web shows gain backing
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Web sites that buy original video clips often pay so little that “The Bannen Way,” a flashy crime thriller debuting online, looked destined to be made poorly if it could be made at all.
Study: Heart rehab boosts survival
Only about one-fifth of patients even try rehabilitation
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
If you’ve had a heart attack or a bypass operation, there’s an easy way to help prevent another one: Stick with rehab.
House to face unsightly health care bill
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
It was serendipitous to have almost simultaneous climaxes in Copenhagen and Congress.
Resolve to be fiscally fit in new year
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Finances or bad food? Which will you promise to get right or give up in the new year?
New Year’s resolutions for dog owners
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
If your New Year’s resolution includes being more healthy about your choices, chances are your dog could benefit from the lifestyle change as well…
Dodge City casino bets on small size, town’s history
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
Within a half-hour of opening, the Boot Hill casino had a favorable omen.
Bald eagles in Wichita a rare sight
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B8
In his 65 years, Wichita resident Richard Hitchcock had never seen anything like it.
Networks’ regifting has already begun
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Chances are you haven’t even wrapped all of your presents yet, but the networks are already in serious regifting mode, reheating leftover repeats from the very recent past.
Horoscope for December 22, 2009
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, you want to change a lot about your daily life. You will have just that opportunity for transformation. If you are single, you’ll open a new door. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from better communication and a willingness to detach. Pisces understands you well.
3 are sentenced in slaying of worker
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
Denounced as “evil” and “despicable,” three young friends who plotted the killing of a developmentally disabled Walmart cashier who had been hitting on a co-worker drew long prison terms Monday.
‘Invisible bracelet’ pushed for health alerts
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation?
Oral Roberts recalled as charismatic leader
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
For decades, Oral Roberts deftly used television to become one of the nation’s most recognized and influential preachers.
Cuban official: Obama lied during Copenhagen
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Cuba’s foreign minister called President Barack Obama an “imperial and arrogant” liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island’s increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government.
Officials: Balloon boy parents acted alone
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Colorado couple Richard and Mayumi Heene acted alone when they fabricated a story about their son floating off in a runaway balloon to gain publicity, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will give homosexual couples more rights, including allowing them to adopt children.
Storm-struck East returns to work
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Millions of East Coast commuters returned to work Monday over slick roads and icy sidewalks after a weekend winter storm dropped record snowfall and interrupted holiday shopping and travel.
K-State justifies ranking
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
With a short turnaround off a tough road win and several players fighting nagging injuries, Frank Martin decided to try an experiment.
Woman dies from H1N1; Kan. toll rises to 23
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 27-year-old woman from northeast Kansas has died from the H1N1 virus.
KU baseball No. 36
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Kansas University baseball team checked into the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason rankings at No. 36 on Monday, the first time since 1995 the Jayhawks are ranked to start the season.
Lawrence man reports laptop, video camera stolen
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 42-year-old Lawrence man on Friday reported the burglary and theft of personal property from a residence in the 3000 block of Bob Billings Parkway.
Henrickson pushing Morris to be more aggressive
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Is tonight the night Sade Morris breaks out of her scoring slump?
Lawrence man reports property stolen
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man on Sunday reported the burglary and theft of personal property from a residence in the 1100 block of West 11th Street.
Major discovery for KU researchers: 1st venomous raptor
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
David Burnham may not know the strength of its bite, the potency of its venom or the precise duration of the combination’s resulting debilitation, but the Kansas University paleontologist can pinpoint at least one inescapable scientific fact with absolute certainty.
Dutch police seek to explain young sailor’s trip
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
Her dream of becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world shattered and under scrutiny over her quest, Dutch teenager Laura Dekker ran away from home — to the Caribbean 5,000 miles away.
House from era of Jesus discovered in city of Nazareth
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
Just in time for Christmas, archaeologists on Monday unveiled what may have been the home of one of Jesus’ childhood neighbors.
Many take dim view of LED holiday lights
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
To Steven Walls, it’s beginning to look nothing like Christmas, anywhere he goes.
Crime keeps falling, despite economic downturn
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C8
High unemployment. More folks on food stamps. Fewer owning their homes. Yet for all the signs of recession, something is missing: More crime.
Financial adviser one of Barron’s best
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Emily Bowersock Hill, a certified financial planner at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 1429 Oread West Drive, was one of 400 attendees at the Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit this month in Orlando, Fla.
Merc employee completes training
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Rita York, an employee at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa, has graduated from the Consumer Cooperative Management Intensive program.
WTCS director marks 10 years
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Sarah Terwelp, executive director at Women’s Transitional Care Services, has celebrated her 10th anniversary with the agency.
Blind-cleaning shop gets new owners
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Brooks Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning, Lawrence, is operating under its next generation of ownership.
Kidcast: Tyce Jefferson
December 22, 2009
Kidcast weather for December 21, 2009.
Simple flowers arrangements can be dramatic
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C2
Flowers are a sure way to dress up your home for the holidays, and you don’t need a lot of expensive blooms to do it. Floral stylists say this is the year when style trumps opulence…
100 years ago: Pipeline project delayed by dispute
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Uncle Sam Oil Co. had no trouble laying its pipeline across Kasnas from Oklahoma to Kansas City until it reached Douglas County. Farmers around Eudora threaten to get an injunction unless the company buries the line. This may delay the pipe-laying for many months.
Education market
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Financing of Kansas government operations is of great concern and needs more ideas from citizens before our next legislative session.
$2 million?
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I must start off saying that I love Kansas University, like Larry Keating and Lew Perkins.
Risky business
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The recent decision by the city of Lawrence and Douglas County to finance the purchase of a west Lawrence building for $2.9 million should be a major cause of concern for taxpayers.
LMH No. 1
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
Heart attack victims can be confident they’ll receive state-of-the-art treatment at Lawrence’s community hospital.
Spirit of sharing
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
The response of Lawrence residents to various holiday needs has been heartwarming.
Pump patrol
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
Making an argument: Seabury students form debate team
Squad succeeds without a coach
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
David Lawrence and Peter Cooney have a bevy of after-school activities at their fingertips at Bishop Seabury Academy. But the pair wanted an opportunity to do some competitive arguing.
40 years ago: New city manager to work on neighborhood development
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
Lawrence’s long-delayed Neighborhood Development Project was expected to get prompt attention from newly hired city manager Buford Watson. Watson had been regarded as an expert in that field as city manager of Sioux City, Iowa, and said he planned to give special thrust to that venture here.
25 years ago: Regents discuss open-meetings law
December 22, 2009
The Kansas Board of Regents had a detailed discussion of the Kansas Open Meeetings Law and officials stressed the need for recognition of the limitations when scheduling and conducting meetings. Several complaints had been registered about “secret” meetings by the board.
Double Take: Girls need to reclaim assertiveness in classroom
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
This week my side of the column is a letter to my female peers and myself.
Illnesses burden Aldrich
Ailing junior worried about his grandmother
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Cole Aldrich, who didn’t score a field goal in last Saturday’s win over Michigan, has been battling what coach Bill Self called a case of bronchitis.
Senate to take another crucial vote on health care bill today
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Well on the way to winning passage before Christmas after clearing its biggest hurdle in the wee hours of the morning, the Senate’s health care bill will make a “tremendous difference for families, for seniors, for businesses and for the country as a whole,” President Barack Obama said Monday.
UK first to 2,000
’Cats rout Drexel for milestone win
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B3
John Calipari spent weeks downplaying Kentucky’s pursuit of 2,000 wins, saying his team needed to be focused on getting better, not making history. Moments after the third-ranked Wildcats routed Drexel, 88-44, to become the first NCAA team to reach 2,000 victories, Calipari admitted it’s pretty good when you can do both.
Not his true calling: It’s a good thing Turner Gill gave up baseball
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
When Turner Gill was named Kansas University’s new football coach, I told our desk people I thought we had an old black-and-white print of him in our photo files. So I went to search one of the drawers in the large sports-department filing cabinet, found the G section, shuffled through some photos, and there it was — a picture of Gill playing shortstop for Nebraska in the early 1980s.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B4
California enters tonight’s game with a 6-3 record. All of Cal’s losses have been to Top-25 teams: Syracuse (95-73), Ohio State (76-70) and New Mexico (86-78). The Bears have beaten Murray State (75-70), Detroit (95-61), Jacksonville (79-47), Princeton (81-60), Iowa State (82-63) and Pacific (79-54).
Woman uses Facebook to raise money for hearing aids
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
It started less than two weeks ago when Bonnie Cherry posted a message on her Facebook page.
Whirlwind of kid fun in the winter
Local teens leave thoughts of school behind them to prepare for winter break
December 22, 2009 in print edition on C1
There are relatively few occasions that teenagers look forward to every year, unless you count those oh-so-joyful math tests and fantastic English papers…