Archive for Sunday, December 2, 2012

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12:09 a.m.
Meat prices could rise as much as 8 percent next year because of the drought. Analyst: Meat will cost more next year
December 1, 2012
Consumers can expect to pay 5 percent to 8 percent more at the meat counter next year regardless of whether they put beef, pork or chicken into their grocery carts, a market analyst said Friday. Randy Blach, vice president for CattleFax, told nearly a thousand cattle producers attending the 100th convention of the Kansas Livestock Association that consumer meat prices will rise to record highs because livestock production has fallen dramatically after ranchers culled animals during this year’s drought. By Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press
6:00 a.m.
Kansas linebacker Tunde Bakare (17) pursues West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (12) in KU's last football game Saturday against West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Opinion: KU can’t compete with a pass D like this
December 1, 2012
The Kansas football team’s defense did not force an incomplete pass from West Virginia starter Geno Smith in its 59-10 loss to West Virginia, and until the Jayhawks can cobble together a better pass defense, they’ll continue to lose Big 12 games, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.
10:00 a.m.
File photo of gun, bullets and Kansas concealed carry permit. Lawmaker to take another shot at concealed carry
December 2, 2012
Rep. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, argues that expanding where Kansans can carry concealed weapons improves safety by putting firearms within easy reach of law-abiding citizens. When the Legislature convenes in January, Knox will once again introduce a bill that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons into public buildings. By Scott Rothschild
2:00 p.m.
Artist Louis Copt works on a painting Nov. 23 in his holiday gallery at 800 Massachusetts St. in downtown Lawrence. Copt, who almost 30 years ago quit his day job to study to become an artist, says we may all benefit if we picked up our paintbrush again. “I think people would be more relaxed if they painted more,” Copt says. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Artist Louis Copt says everyone should pick up a paintbrush
December 2, 2012
Lawrence artist Louis Copt quit a good full-time job with Lawrence-based Maupintour in 1984 to study art in New York. His wife, Phyllis, says he really didn’t have a choice. He always had his paint sets out, even when he was working other jobs ranging from a newspaper photographer in his hometown of Emporia to hand-drawing business forms in the days before computers. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Leadership Gap
A slate of U.S. House committee chairs made up entirely of white men indicates Republicans have a ways to go to become a more inclusive party.
December 2, 2012
The Republican party has a lot of work to do to broaden its gender and racial base and become a more inclusive party.