Archive for Monday, December 12, 2011

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On the street
Have you ever been bullied?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 633
Do you think parents should be allowed have their children opt out of school vaccines for philosophical reasons?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 358

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Fake Twitter accounts parodying real people in Lawrence are becoming popular. Within hours of the new of Charlie Weis' hiring as Kansas University football coach, @FakeCharlesWeis began tweeting. @FakeTwitter: Behind the Twitter accounts lampooning local celebrities
December 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
He’s the man behind the curtain of the Twitter parody account @FakeJeffWithey, and he’ll admit, the popularity of the account has surprised him.
6:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Firing range litigation enters new round
December 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The legal wrangling surrounding the Fraternal Order of Police firing range in Douglas County is not over. And it has taken a different turn, now that a five-year legal battle over a county-approved conditional-use permit has been resolved.
2:00 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Investigators held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to talk about the raid officials made earlier in the morning on a cockfighting operation. Local law enforcement agencies withhold information on citizen complaints
10:18 p.m., December 11, 2011 Updated 12:43 p.m. in print edition on 5A
The Journal-World recently filed open records requests with several local law enforcement agencies asking for documents detailing citizen complaints against officers. Here’s how the other local agencies responded to our request.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University’s associate director of bands, Tom Stidham, is pictured Thursday in Murphy Hall. Stidham, who is in his 50th year of teaching music since his beginning at Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid, Fla., has had plenty of interesting stops along the way including performing in a fundraiser with Bob Hope while at Georgia Southern University. 16 Things: Band leader strikes up a list of notable and entertaining events
December 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
This is another in an occasional series of stories by reporter Andy Hyland, asking Kansas University staff to share “16 Things I’ve Done.” This week, we talked with Tom Stidham, associate director of bands.

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Kansas City Chiefs fire head coach Todd Haley
10:39 a.m., December 12, 2011 Updated 02:32 p.m.
The Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Todd Haley.
Do no harm
The governor and legislators need to make sure that any changes to the state’s school finance formula will make the situation better, not worse.
December 12, 2011 in print edition on A8
The details that continue to trickle out about the governor’s plans for funding K-12 public schools in Kansas are producing some anxiety among local officials and taxpayers across the state.