Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson gets physical with Memphis forward Tarik Black during the second half of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Robinson had a double-double: 10 points, 10 boards. KU sophomores Elijah Johnson, Thomas Robinson make most of minutes vs. Memphis
December 8, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Ideally, by the time conference play starts Jan. 12 in Ames, Iowa, Markieff Morris will have mastered the art of playing defense with his feet, not his hands, and can consistently play 30 minutes a game.
10:00 a.m.
From left, Ben Kirtland, Kassie Liebsch, Rodney Jones and Charlette Blubaugh have been charged with stealing tickets from KU. Also charged was Tom Blubaugh, who is not pictured. Former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees headed to court in KU ticket scandal case
5:21 p.m., December 7, 2010 Updated 9:40 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Five people who raised money from Kansas University ticket buyers, oversaw KU ticket operations or worked to help manage the school’s ticket operations are headed to federal court to face charges.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback announces appointments to his Cabinet, including Dale Rodman, left, his nominee for agriculture secretary, and Deb Miller, center, his nominee for transportation secretary, during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Miller is a holdover from outgoing Gov. Mark Parkinson's administration. Statehouse Live: Governor-elect Sam Brownback picks veteran team, Americans for Prosperity consultant
11:42 a.m., December 7, 2010 Updated 2:17 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Brownback retained Deb Miller as secretary of transportation and appointed former state Sen. Nick Jordan of Shawnee as secretary of revenue; state Rep. Pat George, R-Dodge City, secretary of commerce; state Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, secretary of labor; Dale Rodman, secretary of agriculture; and Steve Anderson as budget director, which is a non-Cabinet post.
6:00 p.m.
Bob Bond watches as his son Caleb, 16, cuts away at a Christmas tree chosen by the family Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Green Forest Tree Farm in Lecompton. Buyers search for perfect holiday pine at Green Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Lecompton
December 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Green Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Lecompton, Keith and Sonja Pittrich searched for this year’s tree.

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Style Scout: Keri Lauxman
06:26 p.m., December 8, 2010 Updated 06:26 p.m.
Teacher chic/Ready for anything.
Review: Stona Rosa
05:47 p.m., December 8, 2010 Updated 05:47 p.m.
After a long hiatus, the ACB’s make a spirited return.
Admissions action
The Kansas Board of Regents should move carefully on increased university admissions requirements, but the proposal on the table looks like a reasonable step.
December 8, 2010 in print edition on A8
There are strong arguments in favor of increasing admissions requirements for Kansas students who want to attend state universities, but the Kansas Board of Regents is right to give careful consideration to any admissions changes.