Archive for Monday, December 13, 2010

Also from December 13

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
People and Places, December 11, 2010 The day in photos, December 13, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Have you ever tried to quit smoking?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I’m not a smoker
 
44%
Yes, and it worked!
 
38%
Yes, but I was unsuccessful
 
14%
No, but I’ll try someday
 
3%
Total 828
How many points will Josh Selby score against USC?

Poll results

Response Percent
9-12
 
47%
13-16
 
20%
5-8
 
20%
21 or more
 
6%
17-20
 
4%
1-4
 
0%
0
 
0%
Total 3749
Have you ever been the victim of fraud or identity theft?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
53%
Yes.
 
46%
Total 547
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Four students at Langston Hughes School share the same, currently popular first name. Gathered in the school’s library Thursday from left are Bradyn Kern, kindergarten, Braiden Bangalan, second-grade, Brayden Ballew, first grade, and Braedyn Clover, kindergarten. In Lawrence classrooms, certain student names ring familiar
December 13, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Brayden ranks No. 4 on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s most recent listing of Most Popular Baby Names for boys, with the 219 newborns receiving the name in 2009 trailing only Aiden (341), Jackson (293) and Caden (249). The top four for girls: Addison (221), Emma (214), Isabella (213) and Chloe (204). In some Lawrence classrooms though, how you spell it is another matter.
10:00 a.m.
KU graduate student Chris Flanders sniffs a washed check for the scent of acetone Thursday. Students participated in a check-washing demonstration in the KU business school's fraud examination and forensic accounting class. KU School of Business class teaches graduate students how to commit fraud, identity theft
December 13, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In order to become proficient at stopping different methods of fraud, graduate business students in accounting essentially learn how to commit them for an assignment in Paul Mason’s forensic accounting and fraud detection course at Kansas University.
2:00 p.m.
Longtime fire Captain Lexie Engleman is retiring on her 60th birthday Saturday after serving almost 30 years with the department. Engleman joined the Lawrence fire department in 1981 and was one of the first female firefighters in the department’s history. One of the first female firefighters in Lawrence — and in Kansas — set to retire
December 13, 2010 in print edition on 3A
She didn’t tell her parents that she was applying to be one of the first female firefighters in Lawrence history.
6:00 p.m.
Kim Lacy, left, instructor with Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Mass., warms up along with Lisa Dahlm 43, Lawrence, during a prenatal yoga class. Om, baby: New Lawrence yoga classes designed for pregnant women
December 13, 2010
When Heather Moise found out she was pregnant last year, she made the decision to do something just for her.

All stories

Adding options
Adding a seventh period to the day at local high schools will give students more opportunities to explore new classes and interests.
December 13, 2010 in print edition on A8
High schools should encourage students to explore, but as academic requirements have expanded over the years, it’s become harder for students to fit in elective courses that interest them.