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Archive for Saturday, December 10, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.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. ‘Power surge’: KU introduces ‘old ball coach’ Charlie Weis to fix, fire-up program
December 10, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Friday evening, in Mrkonic Auditorium at Kansas University’s Anderson Family Football Complex, new KU football coach Charlie Weis was asked a variety of questions on topics ranging from his time at Notre Dame and in the huddle with Tom Brady in the NFL, to why he came to Kansas or even had interest in becoming a head coach again.
10:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, 1901 Delaware Street. Legislators want to know if governor will provide funding for Lawrence SRS office
December 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas legislators want to know if Gov. Sam Brownback intends to put state funding in his recommended budget to cover the lease of the state welfare office in Lawrence and several other towns.
2:30 p.m.
In this Dec. 1 file photo, students leave Lawrence Free State High School after the administration and Lawrence Police evacuated the building because of a bomb threat. The district's emergency notification system did not get the word out about the evacuation as quickly as it should have, a failure now being looked at by district officials. District learns from bomb threat notification delays
December 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Turns out that when an emergency situation actually is an emergency situation, the Lawrence school district should use its emergency notification system to get the word out to families affected by the emergency itself.

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Kan. agencies cope with fewer workers
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas Department of Transportation officials say the loss of 152 employees to early retirement could make it more difficult to battle large snowstorms this winter.
Cases show gaps in nurse regulation
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
Patient advocates and nursing home administrators say federal prosecutions against three Kansas nurses for drug tampering highlight regulatory gaps in the oversight of nurses — particularly those working in the long-term care facilities that serve some 90,000 Kansans.
Pump patrol
December 10, 2011
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.09 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of rape
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of rape. The suspect was arrested on the 100 block of E. 11th Street shortly before 6 a.m., according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office records. He is being held without bond. The Journal-World typically does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless they are convicted.
Redevelopment could complicate consolidation
December 10, 2011
A new apartment development would send hundreds of families — some with young children — looking for new places to set their mobile homes. The Journal-World examines what those relocated children could mean for an already complicated school consolidation process.
Painting fetches $3.2M for gallery
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A10
An oil painting from American modernist Marsden Hartley has fetched substantially more than expected at auction for a small central-Kansas gallery.
City Commission agenda for Dec. 13
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A6
Commissioners will consider a site plan and a rezoning request to allow for apartment development on 15 acres at 4100 W. 24th Place, near Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive.
Owner of recycling business wants green light from city
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
Armond Enclard wants to bring his trash and recycling service to more apartment complexes in the city, but is finding the path harder than he thought.
KU coach Bill Self: Kevin Young ‘bailed us out’
Junior scores season-high 14 points against Ohio State
December 10, 2011
Kevin Young’s breakout performance Saturday surprised Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self as much as anyone.
Thad Matta to Bill Self: ‘Merry Christmas’
Ohio State coach jokes with counterpart before game after deciding to sit out Jared Sullinger
December 10, 2011
Although the big day is still two weeks away, Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta thought he was offering Bill Self, his Kansas University counterpart, glad holiday tidings prior to Saturday’s showdown in Allen Fieldhouse.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: T-Rob picks up ‘T’
December 10, 2011
Kansas University junior forward Thomas Robinson was whistled for a technical foul for yelling at a Buckeye player following a Tyshawn Taylor bucket with 8:44 left, KU up, 59-48.
Elijah Johnson emerging at good time for KU
December 10, 2011
Now that under-appreciated Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor will miss time after he undergoes surgery to repair a torn meniscus of the right knee, it will be on Elijah Johnson to bring along freshman Naadir Tharpe.
No asterisk needed: Gutsy Tyshawn Taylor, KU not apologetic for beating Sullinger-less Ohio State, 78-67
December 10, 2011
Ohio State sophomore sensation Jared Sullinger, who has a bad back, didn’t play in Saturday’s marquee matchup against Kansas University. KU senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor, who has a bum knee, did participate. He dished a career-high 13 assists against seven turnovers, while scoring nine points and grabbing three rebounds in the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks’ 78-67 victory over the No. 2 Buckeyes in Allen Fieldhouse.
Tyshawn Taylor tears meniscus in right knee, will be out an estimated 1-3 weeks
05:00 p.m., December 10, 2011 Updated 05:28 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor will miss an estimated three weeks and is scheduled for surgery Sunday after tearing his meniscus in his right knee.
Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger out for Kansas game
December 10, 2011
Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger will not play in Saturday’s game against Kansas because of a back injury, CBSsports.com is reporting.
District learns from bomb threat notification delays
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
Turns out that when an emergency situation actually is an emergency situation, the Lawrence school district should use its emergency notification system to get the word out to families affected by the emergency itself.
Group seeks recall of Shawnee Co. treasurer
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A2
A citizen’s committee is seeking a special election to remove Shawnee County Treasurer Larry Wilson.
Kissick Construction reports stolen items
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kissick Construction reported that $1,842.00 worth of items were stolen early Thursday morning from the 800 block of Indiana Street.
Pump patrol
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.08 at several stations.
Free State survives Shawnee Heights, 56-47
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Although the Free State boys also picked up a road win, coach Chuck Law wasn’t about to give the nine-point victory a glowing review, especially given the game’s start and finish.
LHS 6th, FSHS 8th at Olathe swim meet
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Zach Andregg set another school record in the 100 butterfly as Lawrence High placed sixth at the Olathe Swimming and Diving Invitational on Friday.
Lawrence wrestling leads at Eudora
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s wrestling team was first among 23 schools Friday after the first day of the Eudora Tournament of Champions.
LHS girls fall, 35-34
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High nearly rallied from an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit, but the Lions fell short Friday night in a 35-34 girls basketball loss to Kansas City (Mo.) St. Teresa’s.
LHS boys roll into title game
12:00 a.m., December 10, 2011 Updated 10:43 a.m. in print edition on B3
Lawrence High can finally go into the final day of the Blue Valley Shootout without being in a consolation game.
Free State girls pound Shawnee Heights, 75-38
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
e State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan could barely believe what he was seeing.
Next job for Charlie Weis: find QB
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
The question came from across the table, from a friend who knows how to get to the heart of the matter.
Area high school basketball roundup: Baldwin boys win tourney title
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B5
Baldwin High kept its undefeated season alive and won its first tournament Friday night.
Players welcome Charlie Weis’ idea of discipline
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B4
There will be puke buckets. Kansas offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson didn’t remember everything from Friday morning’s team meeting with new football coach Charlie Weis, but he did recall that detail, which was promised during winter conditioning.
Coach Charlie Weis ‘recruited’ Sheahon Zenger
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger said that Mike Leach let him know before he brought his list of 12-to-15 candidates to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little that Leach had found a university (Washington State) he felt would fit him better.
Jayhawks ready for battle with No. 2 Buckeyes
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players and 16,300 crazed fans hope the Jayhawks’ third appearance against a Top-10 team will be the charm Saturday.
‘Power surge’: KU introduces ‘old ball coach’ Charlie Weis to fix, fire-up program
December 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
Friday evening, in Mrkonic Auditorium at Kansas University’s Anderson Family Football Complex, new KU football coach Charlie Weis was asked a variety of questions on topics ranging from his time at Notre Dame and in the huddle with Tom Brady in the NFL, to why he came to Kansas or even had interest in becoming a head coach again.
Iowa State extends hex over Iowa with 86-76 win
December 10, 2011
Scott Christopherson volunteered to play point guard this season to help stabilize new-look Iowa State, and coach Fred Hoiberg took him up on his offer.
Like coaches, deans who don’t measure up should go
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A3
For the past several months, one of the biggest university-related stories around the country has been the firing and hiring of football coaches.
40 years ago: Lawrence postal carriers stand up to heavy holiday load
December 10, 2011
The postal service was still enjoying heavy usage in 1971.
100 years ago: Kansas man assures friends that he is not dead
December 10, 2011
“I regret to dispute the accuracy of the dispatch, but I am very much alive.”
25 years ago: Smoking ordinance gets first reading
December 10, 2011
Lawrence city commissioners were scheduled to consider the first reading of an ordinance restricting smoking in the workplace and other public areas.
Around and About for December 10, 2011
December 10, 2011
Lance Cavanaugh and Robert Kort, both of Lawrence, were awarded Associate of Applied Science degrees May 13 from Hutchinson Community College.
Club news for December 10, 2011
December 10, 2011
Over the Rainbow Doll Club met Dec. 3 for their Christmas Party at Three Sisters’ Inn in Baldwin City
Extension and FCE news for December 10, 2011
December 10, 2011
The Douglas County Extension Council met Nov. 29 to conduct the annual election of officers and board members.
Students impress
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
To many people, it will come as no surprise that young adults in our community are a source of pride, inspiration and hope for the future. I write to share a recent experience with the students at both Free State and Lawrence High School.
Obama uses class resentment to pass buck
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the first month of his presidency, Barack Obama averred that if in three years he hadn’t alleviated the nation’s economic pain, he’d be a “one-term proposition.”
Writing more important than ever
December 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
For 30 years, the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a competition “to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.”
Faith Forum: Does December change the demographics of your congregation?
December 10, 2011
The Rev. Maria Campbell and Rod Hinkle answer.
‘Inappropriate Adult’ explores human depravity
December 10, 2011
Featuring two of the more memorable performances of the year, the drama “Appropriate Adult” (9 p.m., Sundance) offer viewers an unflinching and unforgettable study of human evil. “Adult” is a co-production between Sundance and Britain’s ITV Studios.
Horoscope for Dec. 10
December 10, 2011
This year others dominate in your personal and professional lives. You will need to bend more than usual and might feel resentful. Don’t. Come summer, if you are single, you will have your choice of suitors. Remember, Mr. or Ms. Right doesn’t arrive every day. If you are attached, the romantic climate starts warming up June 2012. Allow this closeness to evolve. Gemini naturally sees issues differently from you.