Archive for Monday, December 20, 2010

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The day in photos, December 20, 2010 Jack Leftwich, 93-year-old pilot
So far, who would you say is KU's most improved player this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Thomas Robinson
Markieff Morris
Tyrel Reed
Tyshawn Taylor
Travis Releford
Marcus Morris
Elijah Johnson
Brady Morningstar
Total 540
Have you ever given a donation to charity as a Christmas gift?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, I do it often
No, I never have
Yes, but only when asked to do so
Total 443

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident and restaurant owner Bob Schumm, examines one of his two 55-year-old grapefruit trees growing in his garage on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Patience and green thumb aid former Lawrence Mayor Bob Schumm in cultivating 55-year-old grapefruit trees
December 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Two grapefruit trees are thriving inside Bob Schumm’s garage, each gulping 5 gallons of water a week and basking in the glow of six fluorescent grow lights overhead, where the fragrant leaves rub against the ceiling.
6:00 a.m.
In this Dec, 21, 2009 file photo, travelers wait to enter terminals at the San Francisco International Airport. Forecasts for higher fares and crowded planes suggest travelers should book their 2010 holiday plans now. Online travel website Expedia says fares will stay below last year’s peak levels for the next few weeks before climbing. 
AAA, Kansas City International Airport predict increase in travelers for 2010 holiday season
December 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Prepare for busier highways and skyways this holiday seasons as more Americans prepare to travel.
2:00 p.m.
Jack "Lefty" Leftwich, 93, of McLouth, has been flying planes for 70 years. Now he flies an ultralight plane on summer days, which he keeps in a hangar next to his home. He takes off and lands on a 1,600-foot airstrip next to his house. Frequent flier: Lifelong pilot from McLouth always prepared for takeoff
December 20, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Jack Leftwich strapped on a helmet and got into the open cockpit of a biplane. He was 15, it was his birthday, and he wanted to ride in a plane. The pilot took off, heading north out of Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, Kan. The plane got about 200 feet in the air when Leftwich heard a horrendous crash.
6:00 p.m.
Chihuahuas Dewdrop, front, and Jeremy bark as visitors to the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., pass by Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Officials at the Humane Society recommend giving gift certificates and other pet-related items as gifts rather than pets themselves. How to keep pets safe amid holiday festivities
December 20, 2010
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special may also pose hazards for canine and feline friends.

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Winning process
Members of the Kansas University athletic director’s search committee did a commendable job despite the failure of contract negotiators to seal the deal.
December 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Members of the committee conducting the search for a new Kansas University athletic director are to be congratulated for the manner in which they carried out their task.