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What was your favorite book to read as a child?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Green Eggs and Ham”
 
43%
Other (tell us in the comments!)
 
31%
“Goodnight Moon”
 
12%
“Curious George”
 
12%
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
 
0%
Total 32
Do you think city employees should get year-end longevity payments?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, city money can be spent in better ways.
 
43%
Yes, city employees work hard and should be rewarded.
 
32%
Yes, but only when the city has the money.
 
23%
Total 1190
If all three are healthy, who should be KU's starting quarterback?

Poll results

Response Percent
Quinn Mecham
 
52%
Jordan Webb
 
25%
Kale Pick
 
13%
Other
 
8%
Total 584
If you have pets, how much do you pamper them?

Poll results

Response Percent
A little — occasional treats.
 
64%
Too much — their house is better than mine!
 
21%
A lot — fancy clothes and collars.
 
13%
Total 661
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Kansas governor discusses state budget, coal fight as he prepares to leave office
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Outgoing Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson said Monday that he is leaving the state in a strong financial position and that critics are trying to “rewrite history” if they argue otherwise.
Kansas officially announces signing of Naadir Tharpe
November 15, 2010
Kansas coach Bill Self officially announced the signing of 6-foot guard Naadir Tharpe to a national letter of intent on Monday.
Lawrence city commission to ponder year-end longevity payments for employees
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to spend about $400,000 to provide city employees with a year-end reward. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider approving a year-end longevity program that basically will pay city employees $48 per year for each year that they have worked for the city. The program has a total price tag of $396,600 in 2010.
Water main break closes part of Sixth Street between Minnesota and Wisconsin
04:02 p.m., November 15, 2010 Updated 04:09 p.m.
A water main break on Sixth Street has forced repair crews to shut down one lane between Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to a press release from the city.
How should faith and holidaytime charity mix?
November 15, 2010
How should faith and holidaytime charity mix?
Kansas First Lady Stacy Parkinson talks with young crowd at KU about importance of veggies
November 15, 2010
Maybe it’s because she’s packing up to leave Cedar Crest. The election’s done. Her husband won’t be compiling a budget, charting the state’s direction or looking to squeeze revenue from a struggling economy anymore.
CEO Bob Page tells Rotary Club of KU Hospital’s transformation since mid 1990s
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Hospital’s chief executive officer told Rotarians Monday that he still has a copy of an old consultant’s report that recommended one of two options for KU Hospital.
Man charged in Franklin County with sex crimes involving juvenile
November 15, 2010
Osage County law enforcement officers last weekend arrested a 35-year-old Quenemo man on a Franklin County warrant for rape and other sex crime charges.
KU police looking for person who set minor fire at Oliver Hall
November 15, 2010
Kansas University Public Safety officers said someone tried to set a banner on fire late Sunday night at Oliver Residence Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive.
Adults invited to test their word skills at adult spelling bee, benefitting the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade
November 15, 2010
Those looking to defend long-ago spelling bee championships or make up for that flubbed word in the fifth grade will have another opportunity this weekend.
KU target Ben McLemore may wait until April to decide on school
November 15, 2010
Kansas University’s top remaining target in the recruiting Class of 2011 may wait until the spring period to sign. Ben McLemore, a 6-5 guard from Oak Hill Academy of Mouth of Wilson, Va., has until Wednesday to sign with one of finalists KU or Missouri or wait until April.
Sheriff’s officers looking for driver involved in injury accident early Saturday
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are looking for a driver who ran away from a three-vehicle crash where three people were injured early Saturday morning east of Lawrence.
U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum takes senior status, provides federal judiciary vacancy in Kansas
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A10
U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum has taken senior status on the federal court in Kansas, creating a vacancy at a time when political gridlock is delaying judicial appointments across the nation.
KU recognizes five faculty members as finalists for HOPE awards
November 15, 2010
The senior class at Kansas University has selected five KU faculty members as finalists for this year’s HOPE Award.
Creighton administrator is fourth and final candidate for Kansas University’s open law dean position
November 15, 2010
Patrick Borchers is the fourth and final candidate for its open law dean position, Kansas University announced Monday.
National Research Council says evaluation of risks for biodefense facility in Manhattan was incomplete
11:07 a.m., November 15, 2010 Updated 06:20 p.m. in print edition on A1
The National Research Council found several reasons the U.S. Department of Homeland Security underestimated the threat of a deadly disease, such as foot-and-mouth disease, escaping from the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility.
Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Chipotle Black Bean Grilled Quesadilla
November 15, 2010
Happy Meatless Monday folks! How was the lasagna recipe we shared last week? Good?
Town Talk: City employees in line for year-end payments; city issues financial report; planning commission to get new member
November 15, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU professor’s research shows flirting is important to outcome of relationships
November 15, 2010
Don’t dismiss flirting as unimportant.
KU seeking host families for international students participating in Thanksgiving homestay program
November 15, 2010
Kansas University is seeking host families for one or more international students over Thanksgiving break.
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt picks John Campbell to head transition
November 15, 2010
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt has chosen a veteran of the office to lead his transition team.
Lawrence Humane Society board meeting rescheduled for Tuesday at shelter
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
The monthly Lawrence Humane Society board meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter.
MBA students respond to KU School of Business differential tuition audit
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
Over the last eight months, KU MBA students have called into question the use of differential tuition funds at the KU School of Business.
Monday’s KU basketball game against Valparaiso no gimme
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Richmond, Nevada, Oral Roberts. Half of eighth-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s six Allen Fieldhouse losses have come in nonconference games against opponents nobody in the stands believed had any chance of beating the Jayhawks.
Carl Edwards ends 70-race losing streak at Phoenix International Raceway
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Carl Edwards marked the end of a 70-race losing streak by climbing into the grandstands at Phoenix International Raceway for a raucous celebration with the fans.
Valpo basketball coach Homer Drew fond of KU’s Allen Fieldhouse
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Homer Drew has coached all over the country — in basketball arenas big and small — during his 22 seasons at Valparaiso University. “We’ve played a quite a few of the top teams. We’ve played at Duke and KU, and those two are the loudest arenas we’ve played in. I’d say ESPN’s poll was pretty accurate,” Drew said Sunday night.
Chiefs cure for Broncos’ ills, 49-29
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
The negativity was hanging over the Denver Broncos like a dark winter cloud. Riding a four-game losing streak, they were facing angry fans and the league’s top-ranked rushing team while also dealing with star linebacker D.J. Williams’ drunken-driving arrest that had him stewing on the sideline to start the game Sunday.
Lawrence school district sees need to borrow money for building repairs, upgrades
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence school district isn’t planning on building any new schools anytime soon, not with population growth languishing, budgets dwindling and financial uncertainty lingering. But borrowing money to repair, expand or otherwise upgrade existing schools? That’s another matter entirely.
Lawrence Humane Society hosts 2010 Animal Fair of Douglas County
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
A dog visits a decorative plastic red fire hydrant. A customer picks out a cozy Kansas City Chiefs logo-clad winter coat for a cat. And of course, Santa lends his lap for a picture-perfect moment with owners and their four-legged friends.
Kansans win national Toyota racing art contest
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A central Kansas man and his son have won a national Toyota race car artwork contest with a design that highlights the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Asia trip highlights Obama’s global limits
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
President Barack Obama left Asia with a greater foothold in the emerging nations that could help shape the American economy for years. But his failure to deliver on his own high expectations on key economic issues served notice that the global stage is not nearly his for the taking.
Turner Gill: Nebraska simply ‘won battle’ against Kansas
Huskers controlled line of scrimmage in win
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B3
Trying to explain why his offense gained just 87 yards and five first downs during Kansas University’s 20-3 loss to Nebraska on Saturday night, KU coach Turner Gill simply said his team could not get anything going. Sunday night, a few hours after reviewing the game film for the first time, Gill had a more specific answer.
Johnson County sales tax funds flow for new research and education facilities for KU
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
A sales tax in Johnson County is providing for new cancer facilities for the Kansas University Cancer Center, and new degree programs and buildings at KU’s Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
Individuals, business to be named ‘Friends of Education’ by Lawrence school district, education association
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Individual volunteers and one business will be honored during ceremonies Wednesday as “Friends of Education” by the Lawrence school district and Lawrence Education Association.
Free dental clinic in Hutchinson estimated to treat 2,000
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A10
Plans are under way for a two-day free dental clinic in Hutchinson where an estimated 2,000 people will be seeking care.
Tires on Westboro Baptist Church van slashed in Oklahoma
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A10
Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town over the weekend.
Kansas Department of Administration compiles list of state assets; sale of properties possible
November 15, 2010
State leaders face a tall task in the coming months to balance a budget on the back end of historic decreases in tax revenue, the impending loss of federal stimulus funds, a school finance lawsuit and a call from some to cut taxes. One idea that has been discussed as a way to generate more revenue is the sale of state assets.
Study: Job stress heightens heart risks in working women
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Working women are equal to men in a way they’ll wish they weren’t. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big federally funded study found.
Following nationwide trend, student voter turnout in Lawrence drops for midterm elections
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
In 2008, students rocked the vote. In 2010, they barely nudged it. And, what that means for 2012 has yet to be determined.
Israeli P.M. pushes Cabinet toward package of U.S. peace talk incentives
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Under pressure from the Obama administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began nudging his Cabinet on Sunday toward accepting a multibillion-dollar package of U.S. incentives to restart peace talks with Palestinians.
Divorces granted
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
These were the divorces granted in Douglas County District Court.
Marriage licenses issued
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
These licenses were issued in Douglas County District Court.
Fix-It Chick: Diligence in fall will help your yard through winter
November 15, 2010
With fall officially here, now is the time to survey your yard and prepare it for the long cold winter.
Home-brewing enlivens Lawrence neighborhood
November 15, 2010
Little did Paula Pepin know 21 years ago when she bought her husband John a present for their first anniversary that the gift would ignite a passion in her husband for home beer brewing.
Thanksgiving without a hefty price: Tips for having an extravagant holiday on the cheap
November 15, 2010
The December holidays get tagged as the most expensive of the year. But as anyone who has ever hosted a Thanksgiving feast knows, Turkey Day isn’t cheap either.
Ways to manage your weight loss
Various programs emphasizing health may help
November 15, 2010
During her lunch hour each Wednesday, Sue Phillips, 38, steps onto a scale for a weigh-in.
Lawrence school district to honor longtime volunteers as ‘Friends of Education’
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Marty Marsh may draw a paycheck as a paraeducator at Pinckney School, but the Lawrence school district will be honoring the longtime employee this week for her complementary role that’s become increasingly valuable as needs rise and dollars dwindle. That would be Marty Marsh, volunteer.
GaDuGi SafeCenter’s bar program creates safer environment for Lawrence patrons
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
In an effort to reduce sexual violence in Lawrence, the local sexual assault support center is turning its attention to activities that occur earlier in the evening.
Bankruptcies
November 15, 2010
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
25 years ago: Plans underway for removal of fuel from KU reactor
November 15, 2010
Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig had recently signed a contract with a private firm to supervise the removal of fuel from the university’s nuclear reactor.
40 years ago: Lawrence described as having serious drug problem
November 15, 2010
In the first of a series of articles entitled “The Lawrence Drug Problem,” county attorney-elect Mike Elwell said that the drug problem in Lawrence was as bad as any city in Kansas, and that it was growing more serious.
100 years ago: Ticket sales booming for annual Kansas-Missouri football game
November 15, 2010
“An enormous crowd will witness the annual clash between the Jayhawkers and Tigers at Kansas City [on] Thanksgiving. Yesterday was the first day of the seat sale in Kansas City and nearly 5,000 choice seats were disposed of as fast as the seller could hand out the pasteboards.”
Powerful plan
It would be nice if power generated by one of the city’s oldest companies could be used here at home.
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
It’s great to see the Bowersock Mills and Power Co. moving forward on a plan to build a new hydroelectric plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.
Stand explained
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
In response to recent criticism of Americans for Prosperity’s stance on the library expansion vote Nov. 2, I feel compelled to reiterate our position.
Coal politics
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
This letter is concerned with the firing of Secretary of Health and Environment Rod Bremby. While Gov. Parkinson denies that Bremby’s ousting had anything to do with coal politics, Bremby was the first state regulator in the United States to deny the building of a new coal plant based on environmental and health risks posed by CO2, and the controversy surrounding coal politics in Kansas suggest this was no mere “reassignment” request.
Declare victory
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Dole Institute was resplendent in the early morning sun with flags snapping in the breeze as another year passed, marking the anniversary of the Marine Corps birthday. This year, rather than a Washington, D.C., celebrity speaker, we had the privilege of a local legend, Buck Newsom, a 91-year former Navy captain whose accomplishments are amazing.
Polite confidence increases comfort zone
November 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
Here are some of the questions from a quiz given to University of Pittsburgh students last week:
Boise State narrows gap on TCU in BCS poll
November 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Watch out, TCU. Boise State is gaining.
River City Jules: A Thanksgiving carol
November 15, 2010
It has been brought to my attention that certain radio stations have already started playing holiday music.
Mass St. Chic: Winter accessories are fun and fashionable
November 15, 2010
Yuck. Our long summer has finally, officially ended. It is cold outside!
Treating teen acne takes a multi-pronged approach
November 15, 2010
Acne is a four letter word for teenagers.
Slice of Life: A lifelong pilgrimage
Spiritual search leads down many paths
November 15, 2010
“Life isn’t a destination; it’s a pilgrimage,” says Bruce Curtis.