Archive for Saturday, December 31, 2011

Also from December 31

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. North Dakota The day in photos, Dec. 31, 2011
What do you think was the most important local story of the year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Gov. Brownback’s agenda
Lawrence SRS office fight
None of the above
Charlie Weis hired as KU football coach
K-10 safety issues
Total 704

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Cancer is seeking a National Cancer Institute designation as a cancer center. In February, the University Cancer Center will receive a visit from an NCI team, which will forward recommendations back to Washington, D.C. on whether to grant the designation. KU cancer center designation may happen in 2012
December 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The year 2012 will be a pivotal one for the Kansas University Cancer Center. After a site visit from an NCI team in February, KU will await word on whether it has achieved its top research priority of attaining designation as a cancer center from the National Cancer Institute.
10:00 a.m.
Roger and Camay Guilory stand outside their home at 1772 E. 200 Rd., which was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2011.  The parents and their nine children, ages 13-months to 19-years-old, escaped out a second-floor window. Early-morning fire displaces family of 11 from rural Douglas County home
10:20 a.m., December 30, 2011 Updated 11:29 p.m.
An early-morning fire Friday in northwestern Douglas County has displaced a family of 11, an American Red Cross leader said.
2:00 p.m.
The top stories on in 2011 included the tragic death of a McLouth high school student in Costa Rica, a K-10 car accident that killed 5-year-old Cainan Shutt, the seizure of Jefferson's' assets, a 2009 story about the synthetic drug K2, a 2000 story about the best pop songs since 1963, a photo gallery of the Journal-World's series on Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," and a classic car found in storage.’s top stories of 2011 featured the tragic and off-beat
December 30, 2011
The most popular stories on are consistently those about Jayhawk sports, traffic accidents, crime and local business and politics. But in 2011, the off-beat and tragic were the stories that drew the largest audience.
6:00 p.m.
The risks of drunk driving are widely known, but drunk walking carries risks of its own. Experts urge New Year's Eve revelers to have a safe plan for getting home after the party ends. In this file photo, Sean Graves cleans up at the Eldridge Hotel after a New Year's Eve party. Walking while drunk can be dangerous on New Year’s
December 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
We all know it’s a bad idea to become smashing drunk and then get behind the wheel of car. But what about people who trade the keys in for a pair of shoes?
10:00 p.m.
Anatomy of a hangover: Is there anything you can do?
December 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Dry mouth, pounding headache, queasy stomach, body aches — all standard fare the morning after a heavy-drinking New Year’s Eve celebration.

All stories

Jayhawks in the NBA
December 31, 2011 in print edition on B5
Here is how the Jayhawks in the NBA fared in games of Dec. 30, 2011.