Archive for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Also from December 22

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
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.

All stories

People in the news
December 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for December 22, 2009.
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?
‘Invisible bracelet’ pushed for health alerts
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Emergency health alerts for the Facebook generation?
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.
Pump patrol
December 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
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…