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Archive for Saturday, November 26, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
MCLAREN, A SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING, goes to work with Nancy Giossi at her job with Kansas University Continuing Education. Giossi, through KSDS Inc. in Washington, Kan., trains puppies to become working companions for people with various needs. At work or play, dogs add light to residents’ lives
November 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
On an afternoon at the beginning of the month, Peggy Mersmann-Laptad was doing what she’d been doing for weeks. She was cleaning up the tons of rubble that used to be her home and occasionally finding items that survived the blaze.
6:00 a.m.
Mice brothers Henry Adams, 6, left, and Ike Adams, 4, and other members of the cast from A Kansas Nutcracker perform on the stage Friday at the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Santa’s rescue, lighting ceremony kick off holiday season
November 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It was supposed to be a routine publicity stop for Santa Claus.
10:00 a.m.
A sticker worn on the back of each player's helmet pays tribute to former Kansas coach, player and longtime supporter Don Fambrough in this file photo from September. Fambrough — a noted hater of all things Missouri — died in September. First Fam, now MU: KU looking at void
November 26, 2011 in print edition on 10B
When Kansas University icon Don Fambrough passed away in September at the age of 88, it left a void in the hearts of thousands of people close to KU.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence schools superintendent Rick Doll, foreground, addresses school board members at a meeting in March. He has recently compiled a list of priorities for budget-challenged programs, services and personnel that should be part of basic elementary education in the Lawrence school district. Elementary school essentials fill budget priorities list
November 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After listening to principals, teachers and site council members, Superintendent Rick Doll has compiled a list of priorities for budget-challenged programs, services and personnel that should be part of basic elementary education in the Lawrence school district.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence schools superintendent Rick Doll, foreground, addresses school board members at a meeting in March. He has recently compiled a list of priorities for budget-challenged programs, services and personnel that should be part of basic elementary education in the Lawrence school district. Elementary essentials fill priorities list
November 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After listening to principals, teachers and site council members, Superintendent Rick Doll has compiled a list of priorities for budget-challenged programs, services and personnel that should be part of basic elementary education in the Lawrence school district.

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KU’s next move must be bold one
November 26, 2011
Two years ago, after Mark Mangino had just coached his final game for Kansas University with a loss to Missouri and a seven-game losing streak, he spoke into a microphone on the table in front of him. His last words after eight years on the job: “I will tell you that I may be one of the more pleasant people to deal with in college football. Trust me.”
So long: Kansas gives Missouri going-away gift in 24-10 Tigers’ victory
November 26, 2011
If Saturday’s 24-10 loss to Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium was Turner Gill’s final game in charge of the Kansas University football program, the second-year head coach did not stray far from what people have come to expect.
Matt Tait’s football notebook: Jayhawks ‘believe in Turner Gill’
November 26, 2011
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said after Saturday’s 24-10 loss to arch-rival Missouri that he believed he would be back at Kansas for a third season in 2012.
Quirky crafts, adorned art abound at shows
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
The “founding mothers” started it as a venue for swapping handmade goods and showing off artwork that just didn’t quite fit into the established scene. Now hundreds of mothers, fathers, brothers, cousins — you name it — enjoy its quirky crafts and artwork every year. It’s the Bizarre Bazaar, started in the late 1980s and now held Thanksgiving weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Two Leavenworth children taken to hospital after I-70 accident
November 26, 2011
Two Leavenworth children were taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Interstate 70.
Loan assistance plan picks up steam
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Interest continues to grow in a new state program aimed at increasing economic activity in rural Kansas counties and reversing population declines.
Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Missouri
November 26, 2011
Bradley McDougald, KU’s best player in the second half of the season, returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown and had eight tackles, six solos, one for a loss.
KU women take down IUPUI at classic
06:49 p.m., November 26, 2011 Updated 12:40 a.m.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team won its second game at the Basketball Travelers Classic on Saturday.
Eudora falls to Rose Hill in state championship, 21-0
04:38 p.m., November 26, 2011 Updated 05:38 p.m.
Rose Hill shut out Eudora, 21-0 in the 2011 4A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 26 in Salina.
Structure fire damages Malott Hall on KU campus
11:13 a.m., November 26, 2011 Updated 02:20 p.m. in print edition on A5
Fire crews are still assessing damage and trying to determine a cause.
Pump Patrol
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.06 at several stations.
Thieves ruin students’ ‘Stuff the Bus’ project
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Three south-central Kansas high school students are trying to use what they’ve learned about psychology to figure out why some people can be heartless.
Wichita senior shot on 2005 holiday recovering
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
The family of a Wichita high school senior says he is a Thanksgiving miracle.
Developer ties up land by casino
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
A prominent Wichita commercial developer has tied up on 15.25 acres of land across from the Kansas Star Casino being built near Mulvane.
A.G. files brief in rail hub appeal
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to approve permits for a new rail hub in Johnson County.
Elementary essentials fill priorities list
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
After listening to principals, teachers and site council members, Superintendent Rick Doll has compiled a list of priorities for budget-challenged programs, services and personnel that should be part of basic elementary education in the Lawrence school district.
Prosecutor: Reagan, Bush not criminally liable
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
One of the prosecutors who investigated the Iran-Contra affair concluded two decades ago that neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush was criminally liable in the scandal that tarnished the presidencies of both men, according to reports made public Friday.
Despite facing sanctions, Syrian army stands by regime
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Syrian military vowed Friday to “cut every evil hand” that targets the country’s security, a defiant stance by the regime as it faces the possibility of sweeping economic sanctions from the Arab League.
Shoppers scuffle on Black Friday
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the U.S. as bargain-hunters crowded stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
Santa’s rescue, lighting ceremony kick off holiday season
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
It was supposed to be a routine publicity stop for Santa Claus.
Iowa State downs Providence
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Chris Allen scored 15 points, Royce White pulled down 16 rebounds, and Iowa State won its third-round game Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational, beating Providence 64-54.
NBA players, owners meeting again
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
NBA owners and players resumed talks Friday aimed at ending the 148-day lockout in time to save the league’s Christmas Day schedule.
Travis Releford’s defense never rests
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
With a bench that’s thinner than the traffic going from Lawrence to Arrowhead Stadium will be today, Kansas University’s basketball team can’t afford for any of its four juniors new to the starting lineup to flop. Based on the way they played in the Maui Invitational, it looks as if they’re ready for the responsibility.
Eudora High football faces tough challenge in 4A final
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Eudora High’s football team has seen its share of quality opponents this season en route to the Class 4A state championship game. However, none has been as dynamic as Rose Hill, the Cardinals’ opponent at 1 p.m. today at Salina District Stadium.
Kansas returns from Islands
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Jayhawks’ return charter flight from Maui flew through the night and wee hours of the morning and landed at Topeka’s Forbes Field at 9 a.m. Friday. The players were able to sleep in their own beds Friday afternoon prior to a 7 p.m. workout in KU’s practice facility adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse.
Backup blowout: KU women’s starters rested in rout of Lamar
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team didn’t have much use for its regular contributors in a 90-40 beating of Lamar Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
No motivation
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
There was never any motivation for the Stupid Committee, oops, Super Committee, to reach any agreement on deficit reduction. They could all just dither and blather knowing they would do nothing that might offend anyone who might vote for them or contribute to their campaigns because of the built-in trigger that would kick in and make cuts automatically and none of them would have to bear the full responsibility.
Climate concerns
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
The United Nations weather agency announced this week that the three most prevalent greenhouse gases not only reached record levels but are accumulating faster than had been predicted.
A local gem
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
While watching Channel 6’s “Home and Away” program Sunday evening on the Lawrence homeless shelter we were reminded that we really have a gem here in Loring Henderson.
Hat rescue
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
We would like to greatly thank the KU Scuba Club for the rescue of a personal treasure!
Dare Democrats to do something about debt
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
Democrats are unanimous in charging that the debt-reduction supercommittee collapsed because Republicans refused to raise taxes.
KU should be wary of implementing ex-provost’s strategy
November 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
News that former Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere has been told his contract as president of the University of Oregon will not be renewed is sure to trigger considerable discussion among his former KU associates, as well as many others around the state.
First Fam, now MU: KU looking at void
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B10
When Kansas University icon Don Fambrough passed away in September at the age of 88, it left a void in the hearts of thousands of people close to KU.
Around and About for November 26, 2011
November 26, 2011
Kansas State University’s chapter of Pinnacle Honor Society, a nontraditional student honor society, has 50 new members.
Club news for November 26, 2011
November 26, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Nov. 19 meeting with hosts Marc and Cora Kuepker, and Paul Jordan.
Scouting news for November 26, 2011
November 26, 2011
The 60th Annual Bromelsick Christmas Party will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.
4-H news for November 26, 2011
November 26, 2011
The Lone Star 4-H club met Nov. 14 at the Lone star Church of the Brethren.
Chiefs won’t start Orton … yet
November 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Todd Haley admits he was surprised that Kyle Orton’s name popped up on the waiver wire.
25 years ago: Pre-Christmas events to entertain downtown shoppers
November 26, 2011
Downtown Lawrence was beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
40 years ago: Ninth Street businesses affected by fire
November 26, 2011
Separate overnight fires in Lawrence had resulted in losses estimated at $30,000 and $6,000.
100 years ago: Foundry worker suffers eye injury
November 26, 2011
“He will not have the use of his eye for some time.”
Familiar names cook up a storm on Saturday night
November 26, 2011
They say Saturday nights are where shows go to die. It’s also the night where the stars from deceased shows are most likely to haunt the TV schedule
Horoscope for Nov. 26
November 26, 2011
­This year you share more easily. You have a great deal of presence. Your creativity emerges, and others respond to you. If you are single, determine the type of tie you want. Then you will know what to do or whom to choose. If you are attached, the caring soars this year. Capricorn might be more fun than you think.
Faith Forum: In your experience, how do our current generations look differently at faith?
November 26, 2011
The Rev. Peter Luckey and Doug Heacock answer.