Archive for Friday, December 9, 2011

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Free State girls vs. Shawnee Heights Free State boys vs. Shawnee Heights Charlie Weis press conference The day in photos, Dec. 9, 2011
Podcasts
Polls
How would you rate your holiday stress level this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Low
 
29%
I have no holiday stress
 
27%
Medium
 
22%
High
 
19%
Total 579
Do you support U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' refusal to make emergency contraception more easily available?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
57%
Yes
 
42%
Total 835
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Workers continue to dismantle the old Varsity House on Wednesday near the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets.   The house is being moved closer to the corner to make way for an apartment complex, but the method of moving it — taking it apart — was not expected by historic preservationists. Varsity House being disassembled to allow for construction of apartment building
December 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The old Varsity House at 11th and Indiana streets decades ago housed the starters of the Kansas University football team.
6:00 a.m.
Charlie Weis, 55, waves to media members at the Lawrence Airport on Thursday night around 8:30 p.m. after arriving in town with Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger, at right. Weis has agreed to become the 37th head football coach in KU history. Name recognition: Jayhawks get big name — Charlie Weis
December 9, 2011 in print edition on 1B
In announcing the hire of Charlie Weis as Kansas University’s newest head football coach Thursday afternoon, KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger steered the program into new territory.
10:00 a.m.
Michele Heaver, the Salvation Army Corps Officer for Kansas City, Kan., displays a diamond found in one of the organization's kettles. The diamond is valued at $2,000. Unusually shiny donation in Salvation Army kettle could ‘help a lot of families’
10:07 a.m., December 8, 2011 Updated 1:40 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A Salvation Army kettle from Shawnee turned up a sparkling surprise when workers opened it to count the day’s donations — a diamond.
2:00 p.m.
Judy Billings, pictured in this 2008 file photo, is director of the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau. Billings announced this week she will will retire in February 2012. Tourism leader to retire early next year
December 9, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The leader of Lawrence’s tourism efforts for the last 30 years announced Thursday that she’ll be retiring in early 2012.
6:00 p.m.
Charlie Weis laughs at the podium as he addresses media members during a news conference in which Weis was announced as the new football coach for KU on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Charlie Weis introduced at KU
4:20 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 8:28 p.m.
Charlie Weis was introduced as the new head coach at Kansas during a press conference on Friday afternoon at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

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Academic nudge
A new system to flag struggling students at Kansas University may be just the reminder some students need.
December 9, 2011 in print edition on A8
Sometimes we all need a little nudge.