Archive for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Also from November 19

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Central Arkansas Turnpike bridge blast sequence
Podcasts
Polls
Which KU freshman was most impressive against UCA?

Poll results

Response Percent
C.J. Henry
 
39%
Thomas Robinson
 
36%
Xavier Henry
 
16%
Elijah Johnson
 
6%
Total 2460
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Central Arkansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed
 
66%
Sherron Collins
 
33%
Marcus Morris
 
0%
Thomas Robinson
 
0%
Other
 
0%
Total 3
Should a "Botax" be imposed on vanity procedures such as breast implants, face lifts, tummy tucks and Botox injections?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
58%
No
 
37%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 697
Which KU player would you most like to see have a good game tonight?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyshawn Taylor
 
42%
Thomas Robinson
 
34%
Tyrel Reed
 
13%
Elijah Johnson
 
6%
Other
 
2%
Total 143
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Melanie Birge smokes what she hopes will be one of her last cigarettes. After 32 years of smoking, Birge hopes to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout this week. Smoker ready to extinguish habit
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Ten-year-old Katie Pina wants her mom to stop smoking.
6:00 a.m.
Maggie Wiseman, a sixth-grader at Woodlawn Elementary school, center, uses an Interwrite Tablet to complete a prime factorization exercise while projected on a screen at the front of her class in this file photo. At left is Woodlawn sixth-grade teacher Haley Bruns. Lawrence schools preparing for another round of budget cuts
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school district is preparing for two more rounds of cuts from the state in coming months that could bring the total budget shortfall to 10 percent of its operating budget.
10:39 a.m.
A section of an original span of the Kansas Turnpike bridge over the Kansas River came down Sunday afternoon. The blast happened around 12:15 p.m., and was the first of three planned explosions to demolish the bridge. The second blast was scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning, but the fog moved it to 10:30. KU student pushes button that demolishes a portion of the Kansas Turnpike bridge
9:30 a.m., November 19, 2009 Updated 2:26 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Another part of the bridges that carried the Kansas Turnpike over the Kansas River for 50 years came down today.
2:19 p.m.
Children’s Mercy Hospital therapist Judy Chizek works with 2-year-old Brooklyn Sickman of Tonganoxie during a session Saturday at the hospital. Brooklyn’s mother, Teresa, is at center. Brooklyn is recovering from injuries she suffered when a 300-pound barn stall gate fell on her head. The initial expectation was that she wouldn’t live or that her quality of life would be severely impaired. Tonganoxie child, 2, making remarkable recovery after traumatic accident
November 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Since late September, Brooklyn Sickman has been at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., recovering from injuries she received when a 300-pound barn stall gate fell on her head.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence writer Jim McCrary. Poet & anti-poet: The duality of Lawrence writer Jim McCrary
November 19, 2009 in print edition on 1C
“Like all art, most poetry is awful,” says Jim McCrary, referring as much to his own work as anyone else’s. “The poet’s corner in the newspaper. You know what I mean.”
7:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed makes a cut during warmups before tipping off against Central Arkansas Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Morris twins shine in KU’s 94-44 victory over UCA
5:43 p.m., November 19, 2009 Updated 9:55 p.m.
KU’s big-man twin brothers combined to go 8-for-9 from the floor with 20 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Jayhawks’ thumping of Central Arkansas.

All stories

Black picks Moorhead
November 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s Adriane Black will swim at Moorhead (Minn.) State.
Pump patrol
November 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at several stations.
McDonald’s goes upscale in NYC
November 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
Danish Modern furniture. Flat-screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi. You want fries with that?
Commodities
November 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures fell Wednesday.
Fed proposes guidelines on gift card fees
November 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
I have a love/hate relationship with gift cards.
A sad story
It’s unlikely KU coach Mark Mangino’s reported actions would be drawing as much attention if he and his team hadn’t just lost five games.
November 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
The current firestorm surrounding Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is a sad development: sad for Coach Mangino, sad for the university, sad for Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and sad for members of the football team.
Not-so-gentle reign
Former, current players offer look at Mangino’s style
November 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
For Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, the hits just keep on coming.