Archive for Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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KU women's basketball vs. Maine Refridgerator Door for December 2010 Kay Wolfe prepares for the 2010 Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade The day in photos, December 1, 2010
What temperature do you keep your thermostat at during winter months?

Poll results

Response Percent
Whatever temperature keeps me warm!
Total 1521

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical Division Chief Rich Barr retires on Dec. 18, 2010 after 33 years with the department. Longtime Lawrence Fire Marshal Rich Barr to retire
2:43 p.m., November 29, 2010 Updated 6:07 p.m.
The only man to serve as the fire marshal for Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical since the position was created in 1985 will retire in December.
6:00 a.m.
Stan Martin, supervisor for KU on Wheels, helps train drivers to operate six new city buses Tuesday, Nov., 29, 2010. Lawrence transit system getting six new buses that are shorter and cheaper
November 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The city’s public transit service is set to unveil six new buses that are a full five feet shorter than the 30-foot buses the city has been using since the system began in 2001.
10:00 a.m.
Rauna Gleason, kitchen manager at New York School, helps a student with her lunch in this 2009 file photo. New Kansas KIDS COUNT data shows that 45 percent of Kansas school children receive free or reduced lunch. Economic recession taking a toll on Kansas children, reports indicate
November 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Many Kansas children aren’t faring well, according to two reports released Tuesday. In its annual survey, Kansas Action for Children said the troubled economic times are having an impact on youngsters.
3:34 p.m.
Lawrence resident Medford H. Shively, 87, is pictured Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, with the French Medal of Honor, which he was awarded for his service in France during World War II with the Cannon Company, 222nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Shively, who was named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic, will attend a ceremony Wednesday evening at the American Legion Post 400 in Topeka for the official presentation of the award. Lawrence man to receive French Medal of Honor
November 30, 2010
World War II veteran Medford H. Shively will be presented with the French Medal of Honor and named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic for his service during the war.
6:00 p.m.
Diverging diamond diagram. KDOT eyes diverging diamond to help traffic flow
December 1, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Move over roundabout, there’s a new trend for how traffic should flow through busy interchanges. It’s called the diverging diamond, which involves motorists briefly driving on the opposite side of the road. Kansas will see its first by 2014.

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Style Scout: Valerie Skubal
03:39 p.m., December 1, 2010 Updated 03:39 p.m.
People say I look like… Daria.
Uninspired team
Perhaps a talk from former coach Don Fambrough could have helped fire up the Jayhawk football team last Saturday.
December 1, 2010 in print edition on A8
Knowledgeable sports writers are offering their analyses of Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri football game, the performance of various players, the quarterback situation at Kansas University and the future of KU coach Turner Gill.