Advertisement

Archive for Sunday, November 27, 2011

Also from November 27

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Nov. 27, 2011
Polls
Which potential KUSports.com coaching candidate would you most like to see at KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Leach
 
38%
Brent Venables
 
9%
Other
 
8%
Larry Fedora
 
7%
Chris Petersen
 
7%
Phil Fulmer
 
6%
Mike Stoops
 
4%
Kevin Sumlin
 
4%
Jim Leavitt
 
4%
Mark Stoops
 
2%
Dave Doeren
 
2%
Kirby Smart
 
1%
Troy Calhoun
 
0%
Total 4017

Lead stories

12:12 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Turner Gill leaves the field after KU's loss to Missouri in the Border War on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium. 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.”
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior senior Jason Charney,Overland Park, developed a novel technology for the iPhone for music performance. He recently composed a piece and performed it at the Apple Store in Chicago. iCompose: Student uses smartphone to make music
November 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University music composition student Jason Charney’s latest piece doesn’t make music using traditional instruments such as horns, violins and pianos. Instead, he uses his iPhone and a computer to generate sounds.
2:00 p.m.
In this 2008 file photo, Amber Weiss and Sharon Papo, both of Berkeley, Calif., hold hands during their wedding ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco. Advocates are now seeking to repeal a Kansas law which classifies homosexual sex is a criminal offense. Kansas Equality Coalition seeks repeal of homosexual sex law
November 27, 2011 in print edition on 3A
When Gov. Sam Brownback last year issued his first executive order, which created the Office of the Repealer, he said he wanted to get rid of laws that were unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, onerous or in conflict.
8:00 p.m.
Robinson Park just west of Lawrence City Hall, south of the Kansas River Bridge includes a rock monument honoring Lawrence’s founders. Architect wants to create downtown trail under Kansas River bridges
November 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
To Mike Myers’ way of thinking, the little spot between the two downtown Kansas River bridges is one of the more interesting locations in Lawrence.
10:00 p.m.
A crescent moon sits in the western sky Thursday night over the Campanile on the Kansas University campus in this 2010 file photo. The KU Endowment Association unveiled a redesigned website, kuendowment.org, this month as part of its fundraising campaign, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. Campaign looks to raise over $1 billion for KU
November 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s ongoing comprehensive fundraising campaign, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, got a boost from a few different areas this month.

All stories

Teen tweeter won’t apologize to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said Sunday that she is rejecting her high school principal’s demand for a written apology.
What’s next for KU football: Coaching candidates
November 27, 2011
The last time the Kansas University football program pushed a nice-guy head coach out the door after just two seasons, the university followed it up by hiring a hard-nosed disciplinarian to take his place.
Turner Gill out as KU football coach
04:11 p.m., November 27, 2011 Updated 12:53 a.m.
His goal was to turn Kansas University football into a dynasty, but the experiment ended with him going down as one of the least successful coaches in school history.
Festival of Trees kicks off annual holiday fundraiser
November 27, 2011
Local business owners, individuals and community groups got into the holiday spirit this Sunday — for a good cause.
Stuffed animal may have saved Kansas City couple’s lives
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A10
A Kansas City, Kan., couple say a stuffed animal possibly saved their lives after a rock thrown from an Interstate overpass crashed through their windshield.
Teen rethinking apology letter to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Kansas teenager who got into hot water last week over a disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said she has received so much support from around the country that now she’s leaning toward rejecting her high school principal’s demand that she apologize to the governor in writing.
Academy combines high school, college for Eudora student
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Bria Carder can still go to prom, still hang out with friends at Cardinals football games and still look forward to sitting for her senior pictures.
iCompose: Student uses smartphone to make music
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University music composition student Jason Charney’s latest piece doesn’t make music using traditional instruments such as horns, violins and pianos. Instead, he uses his iPhone and a computer to generate sounds.
Campaign looks to raise over $1 billion for KU
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s ongoing comprehensive fundraising campaign, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, got a boost from a few different areas this month.
Architect wants to create downtown trail under Kansas River bridges
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
To Mike Myers’ way of thinking, the little spot between the two downtown Kansas River bridges is one of the more interesting locations in Lawrence.
Kansas Equality Coalition seeks repeal of homosexual sex law
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
When Gov. Sam Brownback last year issued his first executive order, which created the Office of the Repealer, he said he wanted to get rid of laws that were unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, onerous or in conflict.
Missouri’s T.J. Moe wants Border War to continue
12:01 a.m., November 27, 2011 Updated 01:02 a.m.
Missouri junior receiver T.J. Moe brought a personal item to Arrowhead Stadium for Saturday’s Border War game against Kansas.
Behind the Lens: Breaking down which camera is for you
November 27, 2011
Mike Yoder highlights the advantages and disadvantages of different camera types.
Garden Calendar: Identifying winter trees is tough, but possible
November 27, 2011
Pay attention to shape, bark and branch arrangement, if you want to identify deciduous trees that have dropped their leaves.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Road work planned for the week of November 27, 2011.
Around and about in local business
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Local business news for the week ending November 26, 2011.
No. 12 Sooners overcome Cyclones’ early challenge
November 27, 2011 in print edition on B7
With an assist from Mother Nature, No. 12 Oklahoma got its defense back in order and set up a Bedlam showdown for the Big 12 championship.
Griffin-less Baylor out-duels Tech, 66-42
November 27, 2011 in print edition on B7
Robert Griffin III stood on the sideline after halftime holding a towel and watching, the Heisman Trophy hopeful done for the night because of an apparent concussion.
It’s a Christmas miracle: the NBA’s back
November 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
With a Christmas Day tripleheader on everyone’s wish list and a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA owners and union officials went back to work Saturday, relaying details of the deal with hopes of cementing it quickly.
Big Ben, Steelers turn focus to Chiefs
November 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t remember a whole lot about the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Kansas City Chiefs.
KU volleyball downs Baylor
November 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Behind a record-setting performance by senior Allison Mayfield, Kansas University volleyball defeated Baylor, 24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-9 on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Pump patrol
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.03 at QuikTrip, 23rd and Haskell.
U.S. military legacy rubs off on youth of Iraq
November 27, 2011
After more than eight years in Iraq, the departing American military’s legacy includes a fledgling democracy, bitter memories of war and for the nation’s youth, rap music, tattoos and slang.
Colleges defend humanities fields amid tight budgets
November 27, 2011
Like many humanities advocates, Abbey Drane was disheartened but not surprised when Florida’s governor recently said its tax dollars should bolster science and high-tech studies, not “educate more people who can’t get jobs in anthropology.”
If you raise the price, they’ll still come
November 27, 2011
The way Americans are chomping Big Macs, lacing up pricey sneakers and gulping peppermint mochas in this economy, you’d think they’re taking advantage of big holiday discounts.
Groups want Thomas, Kagan to sit out
November 27, 2011
Conservative interest groups and Republican lawmakers want Justice Elena Kagan off the health care case. Liberals and Democrats in Congress say it’s Justice Clarence Thomas who should sit it out.
Federal loans
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A9
Last year, Congress ordered the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve. The final GAO report released last summer revealed that between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve created $16 trillion (not billion, trillion!) in virtual money and secretly lent it to American and European banks to prop up their reserves.
Creative thinking
Many details remain to be worked out, but it’s nice to see developers thinking creatively in a plan that would establish a new retail and entertainment center north of the Kansas River.
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A9
It’s great to see a local group creatively exploring ways to develop property at the north end of the downtown Kansas River bridge. The details of the plan will be the focus of much discussion and perhaps a number of changes as they are fleshed out, but the group deserves credit for having a creative vision of how the property can be redeveloped into an attractive focal point north of the river.
Thanks to citizens with cameras
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A9
A menacing crowd of protesters had encircled police and they had no choice but to defend themselves with pepper spray. Or at least, that is the story campus cops at UC Davis initially told.
Marines to wind down Afghan combat in 2012
November 27, 2011 in print edition on C8
U.S. Marines will march out of Afghanistan by the thousands next year, winding down combat in the Taliban heartland and testing the U.S. view that Afghan forces are capable of leading the fight against a battered but not yet beaten insurgency in the country’s southwestern reaches, American military officers say.
Postal service should be privatized
November 27, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Jacksonian-era movement to keep the Sabbath pure deplored Sunday mail delivery. Said one evangelical: “We have always viewed it as a national evil of great magnitude, and one which calls for national repentance and reformation, that the mails are carried, and the post offices kept open, on that holy day in every part of our country.”
25 years ago: Neighbors of the Outhouse complain of noise, traffic
November 27, 2011
What was fun for some folks was proving a headache for others.
40 years ago: Need expressed for community blood center
November 27, 2011
The city had been without a permanent blood center since August.
100 years ago: Football fans enjoy mechanized reproduction of KU-MU game
November 27, 2011
“Never in the history of Lawrence has such a thing been seen.”
‘Faith’ has little to believe in
November 27, 2011
Bradley Whitford (“West Wing,” “Studio 60”) has made a career of playing successful, if insecure, guys with a penchant for talking just a tad too much, often about Mr. First Person Singular. That makes him all too perfectly cast to play the title character in “Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (8 p.m., ABC).
Horoscope for Nov. 27
November 27, 2011
This year, focus on making your life more secure. You will see your efforts come back in multiples. If you are single, know that this status is your choice. If you are attached, you don’t always have to wear the pants. Capricorn naturally is stern.