Archive for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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KU vs. Oakland Don Fambrough KU vs. MU pep rally The day in photos, November 25 KU volleyball 3, Texas Tech 0
Who do you think will lead KU in scoring this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Xavier Henry
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Marcus Morris
Total 1633
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Oakland?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
Xavier Henry
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Total 34
Which sport do you watch most during Thanksgiving weekend?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 776
Have you ever attended school outside the United States?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 248
Have you told someone today that you are thankful for them?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 24

Lead stories

12:00 a.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….
6:00 a.m.
Most tax bills in Douglas County this week reflect a 2 percent to 4 percent drop in home valuation. A home for sale in West Lawrence is advertised at below appraisal price, a sign that the economy is still struggling. Dropping home values may not accurately reflect market
November 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When Douglas County homeowners received their tax bills this week, most of them likely noticed a 2 percent to 4 percent drop in valuation — even though the federal home buyer tax credit has helped breathe life into the local real estate market.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. More cuts to Kansas state budget may be on the way, even after recent $259 million reductions
November 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
State officials said Tuesday that more budget cuts may be on the horizon when the Legislature starts its 2010 session in January.
1:29 p.m.
Traffic flows north and south along Iowa street between the stoplights at Harvard Road, at top, and 15th Street. Portions of Bob Billings Parkway/15th Street, for several hundred feet east and west of Iowa Street, will be closed in May, while crews in the area rebuild the road. 
City gives signal for traffic lights
November 25, 2009 in print edition on 3A
By this time next year, Lawrence should have a smarter batch of traffic signals.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence likely to land distribution center
November 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence is likely to be chosen as the site for a multimillion-dollar distribution center in early 2010, the leader of a local manufacturing company confirmed Tuesday. Steve Brown, plant manager for Berry Plastics’ Lawrence operations, said his company has all but settled on Lawrence as the site for a new distribution and warehouse facility that is needed to serve the company’s growing drink cup business.
7:00 p.m.
KU forward Thomas Robinson warms up before tipping off against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Marcus Morris scores career-high 19 points in KU’s 89-59 win over Oakland
5:58 p.m., November 25, 2009 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Marcus Morris contributed a double-double, and Xavier Henry also added 19 points as the Jayhawks improved to 4-0.

All stories

Once-proud dome fetches paltry price
November 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Talk about getting stuck with the cheap seats.
People in the news
November 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Donny Osmond is the new champion of “Dancing with Stars.”
November 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Media watchdogs
An event this week serves as a reminder of the important role of the U.S. news media as government watchdogs.
November 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
In the current changing news media climate, it’s important to be reminded of the important role that a free “press” plays in our democracy.
Pump patrol
November 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.