Archive for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Kitty Reese screen printing at Blue Collar Press The day in photos, November 24
Has your concern about the H1N1 virus changed since the start of flu season?

Poll results

Response Percent
I have no concern about H1N1
My concern hasn’t changed
My concern has decreased
My concern has increased
Total 618

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Julie Lesnikowski, owner of Jordan Ross Designs, creates outfits for cruise ship productions. She has produced many designs for past shows, including a version of “Hairspray.” Shining seas
November 23, 2009
Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world: 225,000 tons, 16 decks, 154 feet wide and capable of housing 5,400 passengers in $1.4 billion worth of luxury.
6:00 a.m.
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka is reflected off the windows of a nearby building. Legislators have their hands full this year with lots of items on the agenda and little money to go around. And they'll be looking ahead to elections in November when all legislative seats will be on the ballot. $260 million in state budget cuts will lead to state employee furloughs, less funding for highway maintenance, schools
November 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Monday announced another round of budget cuts that officials said will mean more state employee layoffs, unpaid furloughs, crowded classrooms and bigger holes in the social service safety net.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Students board buses in this 2009 photo. School district may have to tap contingency fund
November 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school district administration was in the mindset that the school board would have to find another $2 million in cutbacks when the latest round of budget cuts was announced.
2:00 p.m.
Teacher Jodie Hogan, center, hands out boarding passes to her students of South River High School for their trip to Peru at Reagan National Airport on Saturday in Washington. The number of Americans traveling away from home for Thanksgiving will be up only slightly this year than in 2008, according to a report from the AAA auto club. Higher fuel prices not predicted to slow holiday travel
November 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Even an 80 cents-per-gallon rise in fuel prices won’t put the brakes on families getting together for the Thanksgiving holiday, AAA says.
6:00 p.m.
Tabitha Durden, left, and Matt Simon are both with  Bleeding Kansas Horror Club and will screen a Thanksgiving-themed horror movie, "Thankskilling."
Warm up for holiday cheer with screening of ‘Thankskilling’
November 24, 2009 in print edition on 1C
“Thankskilling” will make you thankful your poultry is dead and cooked. This campy film about a bloodthirsty turkey is so bad, it’s delicious….

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Tuition assumptions
Do guaranteed tuition compacts really work for KU students?
November 24, 2009 in print edition on A7
As tuition has soared at Kansas University, many parents of KU freshmen have applauded the new guaranteed tuition plan instituted in the fall of 2007.