Archive for Monday, January 3, 2011

Also from January 3

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU women vs. UMKC KU hires Sheahon Zenger to be next athletic director Party Pix: New Year's Eve 2010 at The Granada The day in photos, January 3, 2011
Polls
Have you already broken your New Year's resolution?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nope — still going strong!
 
61%
I didn’t even last a day
 
24%
Not yet, but it’s more difficult than I anticipated
 
13%
Total 201
Which was the best KU dunk against Miami?

Poll results

Response Percent
Josh Selby’s one-handed dunk on the breakaway
 
38%
Elijah Johnson’s dunk after a pass off the backboard from Travis Releford
 
35%
Marcus Morris’ dunk and foul over a defender
 
24%
Other
 
1%
Total 839
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
In this sequence of images, Kansas forward Marcus Morris finishes a high-flying dunk and gets the foul from Miami (Ohio) University guard Antonio Ballard during the first half, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Bill Self uses holiday break to teach Morris twins a lesson
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Ah, the holidays. A time to slip into your comfort zone, do whatever it is that makes you happiest, relieves you of stress, puts a smile on your face.
10:00 a.m.
New KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger. New KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger has deep local roots
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University chose a man with deep local roots to be its next athletic director when it announced Sunday that Illinois State’s Sheahon Zenger has been hired and will be introduced today at a 1:30 p.m. press conference.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Police investigate an armed robbery at the KU Credit Union in the 3400 block of W. Sixth Street on Monday, July 12, 2010. Lawrence police expand tactics to reduce crime rate
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s interim police chief often mentions crime prevention and public education as a key component to reducing the city’s crime rate. Tarik Khatib has emphasized the importance of police interacting with the public during his nearly four months leading the department.
6:00 p.m.
From left, Melinda Landgraf 16, and Hannah Whipple 17, both Free State High School students and longtime friends have spent the last six months building a playhouse for CASA. The project was part of the girls’ community service requirement for the Girl Scouts. Free State juniors spend six months building playhouse for Douglas County CASA
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It may have taken a while, but Hannah Whipple and Melinda Landgraf finally raised the roof.

All stories

Kindergarten equity
If full-day kindergarten offers a valuable educational advantage, it should be offered in all of Lawrence’s elementary schools.
January 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Public school is a public good. It’s paid for by everyone for the benefit of future taxpayers, who in turn will do their part. But with public funds paying the bills, public school also should be about making sure everyone has the same opportunities.
Pump patrol
January 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several stations.
Cancer-spotting blood test a step closer to actuality
Boost from Johnson&Johnson will bring Boston-based procedure to market
January 3, 2011 in print edition on A7
A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.