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KU vs. Memphis Sweet potatoes: Not just a yam Suspected cockfighting operation raided Coach Mark Mangino press conference The day in photos, November 17, 2009
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Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Memphis?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cole Aldrich
 
89%
Sherron Collins
 
6%
Xavier Henry
 
3%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
0%
Other
 
0%
Total 29
Who will be the leading scorer for KU against Memphis?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
 
52%
Cole Aldrich
 
21%
Xavier Henry
 
19%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
2%
Thomas Robinson
 
1%
Elijah Johnson
 
0%
Other
 
0%
Marcus Morris
 
0%
Total 110
Should the Lawrence School Board consider closing some schools to save money in response to declining state funding?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
48%
No
 
44%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 1050
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Elise Loney, far right, and her classmates, from left, Liesel Reussner, Kara Resseguie and Lily Lancaster, dance during rehearsals at “Pippin!” earlier this month at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Class acts: Free State junior shares work behind ‘Pippin’
November 16, 2009
With a cast and a tech crew of more than 60 talented members, we truly are presenting our own piece of magic at Free State High School; and just as our first chorus of the musical states, “It’s all for you.”
6:00 a.m.
The architect's drawing shows the proposed new community shelter planned for the site of the former Don's Steakhouse on East 23rd Street. Plan stalls to move homeless shelter
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 9:17 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Not yet. Leaders of the local homeless shelter did not win the big victory they had hoped for Monday night as Lawrence-Douglas County Planning commissioners declined to act on plans for a new shelter in eastern Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Doreen Cronin, award-winning children’s author, center right, danced with students Monday at the Lawrence Public Library as part of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. The group participated in a mini-movement session with Danielle Lawrence, an instructor with Lawrence Parks and Recreation. Kansas libraries team up to teach children to read, get fit
November 16, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It might have taken a few minutes for the group of about 40 preschoolers to stop wiggling around. But as soon as author Doreen Cronin began reading her book Monday afternoon at the Lawrence Public Library, the children were all ears.
2:00 p.m.
A still from the new movie, "2012." End Times Entrepreneurialism: Hollywood taps into the ‘2012’ prediction for big box-office profits
November 17, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Hollywood’s latest foray in the apocalyptic genre carries a curious title: “2012.” That’s the year popularly believed to be the end of the ancient Maya calendar. Roland Emmerich’s new movie uses the apocalyptic date as a springboard to show the end of the world on screen with a melee of CGI and special effects. While the movie “2012” has been widely panned as a shallow disaster-porn flick, the cultural phenomenon surrounding 2012 is a fascinating rabbit hole…
2:12 p.m.
KU football coach Mark Mangino fielded questions about a recent meeting between football players and Athletic Director Lew Perkins at his weekly Tuesday press conference at the Anderson Family Football Complex. KU AD Perkins meets with football players over concerns about coach Mark Mangino
9:40 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 9:45 p.m.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins met Monday night with the school’s football players to discuss concerns about football coach Mark Mangino brought to his attention by one of the current players and others with ties to the football program, the Journal-World has learned.
3:26 p.m.
KU football coach Mark Mangino fielded questions about a recent meeting between football players and Athletic Director Lew Perkins at his weekly Tuesday press conference at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Investigation of Mangino launched after player complains coach poked him
11:57 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 9:42 p.m.
The Kansas Athletic Department is conducting an investigation of football coach Mark Mangino and the Journal-World has confirmed the investigation began after Arist Wright complained that Mangino poked him in the chest in the days before KU took on Colorado.
9:00 p.m.
Kansas guard C.J. Henry, right, and forward Thomas Robinson run a weave before tipping off against Memphis, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. FINAL: KU survives Memphis, 57-55
7:57 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 12:47 a.m.
UM’s Elliot Williams missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer as KU held on for the two-point win.

All stories

Documents show what it looks like when Mangino loses his temper
Coach accused of berating student parking employee in 2007, has not had a ticket since
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A8
The summer before Kansas football would embark on its most successful season in history, the team’s coach would be accused of verbally berating a KU student who had issued him the latest of nearly two dozen tickets for illegally parking in a loading zone near his office.
FINAL: KU survives Memphis, 57-55
07:57 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 12:47 a.m.
UM’s Elliot Williams missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer as KU held on for the two-point win.
Community shelter leaders moving forward with shelter plan despite setback at planning commission
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A6
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter said Tuesday they are sticking with plans to build a new homeless shelter along East 23rd Street, despite the project receiving an unexpected delay from planning commissioners.
KU chancellor joins board of international library cooperative
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been elected to the board of trustees for the world’s largest library cooperative.
Health care reform would bring benefits to Kansas, study finds
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
Health insurance reforms being debated in Congress would save the state up to $50 million per year and dramatically reduce the number of uninsured Kansans, according to a study released Tuesday by the Kansas Health Policy Authority.
Study: Injured uninsured more likely to die in ER
November 17, 2009
Uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study.
Lawrence school board president suggests possibility of closing schools
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
With more budget cuts from the state to be announced next week, the Lawrence school district is bracing itself for a smaller general fund, and school board president Scott Morgan wants the board to start talking about potentially closing schools.
LMH board meets Wednesday morning; 2010 budget on agenda
November 17, 2009
The 2010 budget is on the agenda for Wednesday morning’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustee meeting. The hospital anticipates a profit of $9 million, down 23 percent from $11.7 million in 2008, and down 35 percent from $14 million in 2007.
Political newcomer announces Democratic campaign for Kansas governor
02:34 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 04:49 p.m. in print edition on A1
One year before the 2010 election, a Democrat has emerged to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in the race for governor.
People with flu-like symptoms in Kansas double the normal level for this time of year
November 17, 2009
The percentage of people reporting flulike symptoms at outpatient clinics has declined slightly but is still twice the number of reports normally seen this time of year, said Kansas health officials.
Royals’ Zack Greinke wins American League Cy Young Award
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B2
Zack Greinke won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, beating out Felix Hernandez after a spectacular season short on wins but long on domination.
Two arrested in suspected Douglas County cockfighting ring; 169 birds seized from property
12:46 p.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 04:27 p.m. in print edition on A1
Two people were arrested Tuesday after a cockfighting operation was raided at a rural Douglas County home south of Eudora, authorities said.
KU to have H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for students on Friday
November 17, 2009
Kansas University will offer about 900 free doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to students between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Watkins Memorial Health Center.
Investigation of Mangino launched after player complains coach poked him
Reesing tells media that Perkins told players an outside entity would conduct ‘unbiased’ investigation of football coach
11:57 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 09:42 p.m.
The Kansas Athletic Department is conducting an investigation of football coach Mark Mangino and the Journal-World has confirmed the investigation began after Arist Wright complained that Mangino poked him in the chest in the days before KU took on Colorado.
KU AD Perkins meets with football players over concerns about coach Mark Mangino
KU linebacker Arist Wright complained that Mangino poked him in the chest
09:40 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 09:45 p.m.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins met Monday night with the school’s football players to discuss concerns about football coach Mark Mangino brought to his attention by one of the current players and others with ties to the football program, the Journal-World has learned.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson says budget cuts due next week; Federal health reform will save state money, study says
Parkinson acknowledges next round will be painful
09:23 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 04:37 p.m. in print edition on A3
Businessman seeks to campaign against Brownback; Governor will release budget-balancing plan; State health agency says feds would pick up much of the new costs.
Kansas launches energy efficiency program for home owners and small businesses
08:17 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 02:09 p.m. in print edition on B12
Kansas launched a new energy efficiency program Tuesday to make low-interest loans available to several thousand home owners and small businesses for upgrading insulation, installing new furnaces and sealing air-leaking doors and windows.
40 years ago: Orange Bowl names opponents
November 17, 2009
The first major bowl to name opponents was the Orange Bowl, with Big Eight champion Missouri scheduled to meet Penn State, a year after KU had been edged by the Nittany Lions in the infamous “12th man” blunder.
100 years ago: Police arrest 4 for drinking
November 17, 2009
Police last night raided a barn at 721 New Hampshire and arrested four drunks. No booze was found but there were 25 or 30 whisky bottles lying around.
25 years ago: Emporia State to retain 7 graduate liberal arts programs
November 17, 2009
The Kansas Board of Regents Academic Affairs Committee narrowly approved recommendations from Emporia State University to save seven of 12 graduate degree programs in liberal arts. By a 4-3 vote, the committee recommended that five ESU liberal arts graduate programs be eliminated, that part of a Center for Excellence in education be located at ESU, and that the university be allowed to offer education courses in the Kansas City area to bolster enrollment.
Snow arrives in big way
Giant flakes put on winter show
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
Mother Nature delivered her first punch of the season Monday, as a winter storm hit northeast Kansas.
Local NaNoWriMo authors near halfway point
November 17, 2009 in print edition on C1
Local authors and contestants in the Journal-World’s National Novel Writing Month contest are inching closer to that final goal of a 50,000-word novel by the end of November….
‘Madagascar’ does Christmas early
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
The computer-animated gang from a popular film franchise comes to Santa’s (Carl Reiner) rescue in “Merry Madagascar” (7 p.m., NBC), the very first holiday special of the too-early-to-be-Christmas season.
People in the news
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for November 17, 2009.
Palin talks politics, family
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
Sarah Palin wouldn’t reveal her political plans for 2012 in an interview with Barbara Walters, but when asked whether she’d play a major role replied that “if people will have me, I will.”
Horoscope for November 17, 2009
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, possibilities occur through a very assertive person. That person could be you, and others could be reacting to your style. If you are single, carefully check out anyone you meet. Someone might not be everything you think. If you are attached, try to enlist your significant other in your projects more often. Sagittarius has great ways to spend your money!
Obama, Hu show differences as well as cooperation
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao emerged from hours of intense talks today determined to marshal their combined clout on crucial issues, but still showing divisions over economic, security and human rights issues that have long bedeviled the two powers.
Censors block Obama’s call to free the Web
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama prodded China about Internet censorship and free speech, but the message was not widely heard in China where his words were blocked online and shown on only one regional television channel.
Schwarzenegger addresses soldiers
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday greeted soldiers at Camp Victory in Baghdad, where he also visited in 2003.
U.N.: Iran nuke plant to start in 2011
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iranian construction of a previously secret uranium enrichment site is at an advanced stage, with high-tech equipment already in place at the fortified facility ahead of its 2011 startup, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Monday.
GM says improved quarter shows stability
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
General Motors, its river of red ink stemmed by a trip through bankruptcy court, reported a narrower quarterly loss and said it would start repaying billions of dollars in government loans that helped keep it alive.
Hudson River airspace split into 2 zones
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
The crowded airspace over the Hudson River, where nine people died in the collision of a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter, will be split into a low-altitude zone for local traffic and a higher one for longer-distance flights, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.
Atlantis lifts off on supply mission
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
With 100 Internet-savvy NASA fans cheering on the shuttle and churning out constant Twitter updates, Atlantis sailed smoothly into orbit Monday with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the International Space Station.
Retail sales figures point to subdued holidays
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A2
Improved retail sales gave Wall Street a boost Monday but provided little hope for a robust holiday shopping season that might invigorate the economic recovery.
Fed cracks down on gift card abuses
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A8
The Federal Reserve on Monday proposed new rules to protect consumers from unexpected costs or restrictions on gift cards.
Americans fret over hidden health overhaul costs
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s the cost, Mr. President.
Body of missing girl, 5, found
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A8
For a week, authorities feverishly searched for a 5-year-old girl across central North Carolina, only to find her body Monday off a rural road following accusations the girl’s mother offered her for sex.
9/11 trial rife with security threats
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
Hot sauce and a comb were all an al-Qaida suspect in New York needed to nearly kill one of his guards nine years ago.
Center for East Asian Studies marking half-century of service
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University’s Center for East Asian Studies will mark its 50th anniversary this week with a reception Friday at the Adams Alumni Center.
Collection of FDR papers going public
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
The last great archives of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency may soon be available to researchers and the public — 14 boxes of handwritten notes, gifts and correspondence, including a letter from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini congratulating him on his 1933 inauguration.
Grizzlies, Iverson part after only three games
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Allen Iverson experiment with the Memphis Grizzlies is over.
Bobcats strike deal for disgruntled Jackson
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B6
Stephen Jackson walked into the locker room, took one look at his newly stitched Charlotte Bobcats uniform and smiled. It wasn’t a Golden State jersey, so he was happy — for now.
Pats coach defends fourth-down decision
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
Bill Belichick defended his decision to go for it on fourth down as criticism mounted Monday of the call that led to the New England Patriots stunning loss.
Winter sports officially begin for city schools
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
Of the eight high school sports that tipped off their winter seasons at Lawrence High and Free State High on Monday — on a drab, dreary, snow-spotted day, no less — six did so with familiar faces guiding the ship.
KU still ranked No. 1
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B4
An opening week in which only one ranked team lost meant few changes in the first poll of the regular season.
Kansas athletic department reports higher grad rates
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University athletic department turned in its best showing to date in its annual student-athlete graduation-rate report, recording a graduation success rate of 74 percent, four points higher than last year’s total.
Lecompton girl’s awards build up
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B10
Eleven-year-old Samantha Farb, of Lecompton, created something out of nothing when she envisioned an environmentally sustainable facility from only construction paper, foil, string and Legos.
Ex-police officer sentenced to probation for ‘sexting’
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B10
A former police officer in southern Kansas who used a work computer to send nude pictures of himself to a woman he had arrested was sentenced Monday to two years of probation.
Overdraft changes bring new consequences
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B9
New rules by the Federal Reserve Board should help curb those expensive overdraft fees that have become an annoyance for many consumers.
Seminar to discuss starting a business
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B9
A free seminar designed to help people who want to start a business is set for Wednesday afternoon.
Associate completes real estate course
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B9
Sarah Dreiling, of McGrew Real Estate, Lawrence, has completed a specialized course in customer service referral-based business conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors, Oct. 12-13 in Overland Park.
Attorney honored for legal aid work
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B9
Shaye L. Downing, a partner with the law firm of Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, was honored by the Kansas Legal Services Corp. for exceptional work in providing pro bono services as part of the corporation’s legal aid program.
100 years ago: Plans to make city better
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 17, 1909: The council last night studied three plans to make Lawrence a greater and better city: a park at the old county jail site, a uniform system of trimming trees along the streets, and the building of a big storm sewer on Tennessee Street from Lee to the river to take care of the storm water from the hillside and forever settle the drainage problem for Lawrence.
25 years ago: Seven nominated to Chamber of Commerce
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
Seven local residents were nominated to serve three-year terms on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Revisit reasons
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I am not sure what Charles Krauthammer is getting at in his piece “Religion clearly part of Fort Hood story.”
Don’t ban it
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Are couples of the same sex capable of raising a child? Florida and Utah don’t believe so.
The other
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: “Them.” They are not like us.
Trying terrorists in the U.S. is dangerous
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Obama administration has chosen the wrong New York venue to try five co-conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
County reports receiving over 17,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has received 17,500 doses of H1N1 vaccine so far.
KU seeks $25M for energy conservation
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University wants approval of $25.6 million in bonds to finance projects aimed at reducing energy costs.
Lawrence man reports theft of laptop computer
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 61-year-old Lawrence man reported Friday a burglary and theft of a laptop computer from the 1900 block of East 19th Street.
Lawrence man reports theft of TV
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported Thursday the burglary and theft of items from the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Pump patrol
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
Millions of Americans will have to repay part of tax credit
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
More than 15 million taxpayers may owe the government $250 or more because of how the IRS last spring set up President Barack Obama’s tax break that was designed to help consumers spend the U.S. economy out of recession.
Dramatic change recommended for mammograms
Influential group says cancer screenings should be less frequent, begin at age 50
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A1
Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year, an influential federal task force has concluded, challenging the use of one of the most common medical tests.
Plan stalls to move homeless shelter
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 09:17 a.m. in print edition on A1
Not yet. Leaders of the local homeless shelter did not win the big victory they had hoped for Monday night as Lawrence-Douglas County Planning commissioners declined to act on plans for a new shelter in eastern Lawrence.
NBA briefs
November 17, 2009
Stephen Jackson walked into the locker room, took one look at his newly stitched Charlotte Bobcats uniform and smiled. It wasn’t a Golden State jersey, so he was happy — for now.
Ravens rock Browns
But ‘cheap shot’ on star linebacker leaves bad taste in players’ mouths
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
Even after Baltimore had punished Brady Quinn, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis got in one more vicious hit on Cleveland’s quarterback.
Eagles’ Westbrook should retire
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B2
I am not a neurologist, nor do I play one in print or on television. But if “the No. 1 thing is Brian’s health,” as Andy Reid said Sunday, then there really is only one thing for Brian Westbrook to do: Retire. Immediately.
Coghlan, Bailey net honors
Marlins OF, A’s closer rookies of year
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B2
Chris Coghlan and Andrew Bailey both agreed to change, then quickly got their chance in the majors. Now each has a rookie reward that will last forever.
Bengals interested in L.J. as fourth RB
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
Larry Johnson might get to revive his troubled career with a team known for giving second chances.
Charles gives Chiefs big boost on ground
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B5
One game into the post-Larry Johnson era is all it took for the Kansas City Chiefs to get their first rushing touchdown, first 100-yard rushing day and second win of the year.
C.J. familiar with Tigers
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B4
C.J. Henry, who played basketball at Memphis last season, remains good buddies with several of the Tigers.
Jayhawks focusing on fourth-quarter play
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
On the heels of a four-game stretch in which his team has reserved some of its worst play for the fourth quarter, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Monday that the focus going forward will be making sure the Jayhawks figure out a way to buck their recent trend.
Firebirds’ 4-year run notable
November 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
Not many presidents have had as memorable a four-year run as Free State High football.
End Times Entrepreneurialism: Hollywood taps into the ‘2012’ prediction for big box-office profits
November 17, 2009 in print edition on C1
Hollywood’s latest foray in the apocalyptic genre carries a curious title: “2012.” That’s the year popularly believed to be the end of the ancient Maya calendar. Roland Emmerich’s new movie uses the apocalyptic date as a springboard to show the end of the world on screen with a melee of CGI and special effects. While the movie “2012” has been widely panned as a shallow disaster-porn flick, the cultural phenomenon surrounding 2012 is a fascinating rabbit hole…
Oh, the memories
KU, Memphis to meet for first time since title game
12:00 a.m., November 17, 2009 Updated 08:48 a.m. in print edition on B1
There are reminders of Kansas University’s 2008 national title victory over Memphis all over Allen Fieldhouse.
Kidcast: Nate Pendleton
November 17, 2009
Kidcast for November 16, 2009
Group for disabled to offer budget forum
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A4
A group representing Kansans with disabilities has scheduled a forum on the state’s fiscal problems.
Biotech lab plan passes another hurdle
Financial analyst raises concerns about projections
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A3
A $2.9 million proposal for the city and county to purchase a west Lawrence laboratory building won a key recommendation Monday, but not before concerns were raised by a city-appointed financial analyst.
Strong performances, direction make “Menagerie” worth looking into
November 17, 2009
Maybe it was easy. After all, the work of Tennessee Williams is compelling, and “The Glass Menagerie” is a beautiful play. But regardless of how easy or difficult it is to bring Williams’ classic to life, the creative team at University Theatre pulls it off brilliantly…
Double Take: Teen wants to delay plans for college
November 17, 2009 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Samantha: I am frustrated with my son. Now is the time to be submitting his college applications, and he is telling me now that he wants to lay out a year…
Whose money?
November 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
Where do the dollars come from when these television advertisers talk about wiping out big debts?