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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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How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 2 NBA games
December 2, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Soukup paces FSHS wrestling
December 2, 2012
Ben Soukup placed sixth in the 160-pound class of the Gardner-Edgerton High wrestling tournament on Saturday to lead Free State’s contingent.
Lawrence wins wrestling meet
December 2, 2012
Lawrence High’s Hunter Haralson, Andrew Denning and Alan Clothier went undefeated and won their weight classes, and the Lions won the team title at the Leavenworth wrestling tournament on Saturday at Leavenworth High.
Chiefs beat Panthers at somber Arrowhead
December 2, 2012
Romeo Crennel stood in the middle of the Kansas City Chiefs’ locker room Sunday, the emotion threatening to overcome the good-natured coach.
Jeff Withey nation’s leading swatter
December 2, 2012
Kansas University senior Jeff Withey, who set an NCAA Tournament record by blocking 31 shots in the 2012 postseason, continues to protect the basket at an astonishing rate. By Gary Bedore
How to Help: Willow center seeks help wrapping gifts for adopted families
December 2, 2012
The Willow Domestic Violence Center is in need of several volunteers to help wrap gifts for families who have been adopted through its Family-to-Family Holiday Program.
Shelter offers glimpse of new home
December 2, 2012
Hundreds of people toured the Lawrence Community Shelter’s future home Sunday, taking advantage of an afternoon open house to ask staff questions about the soon-to-be completed new shelter. Ian Cummings
Health dept. offices to be closed for training
December 2, 2012
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s offices and clinic will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Dec. 26.
Restaurant serves Christmas dinner, across the pond style
December 2, 2012
Even more than any other time of year, England native and Queen Lizzy’s owner Matt Poulton misses home at Christmastime, and he knows he’s not alone. Poulton planned two Traditional British Christmas Dinners with both homesick Brits and curious Americans in mind. By Sara Shepherd.
Friendship between Mississippi hunter, Kansas farmer spans 1,000 miles, leads to kidney donation
December 2, 2012
About a year ago, Gillan Alexander let a hunter from Mississippi come inside his house to sleep. He didn’t know the decision would lead to a kidney donation that he sorely needed. By Matt Erickson
Gardner, KU bench help Jayhawks beat Minnesota
04:19 p.m., December 2, 2012 Updated 05:49 p.m.
With Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis in second-half foul trouble, substitute forward Chelsea Gardner carried Kansas to a 65-53 win over Minnesota Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
KU running back James Sims says NFL can wait
December 2, 2012
During a disappointing 2012 season, Kansas University junior James Sims became the 11th Jayhawk all-time to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a single season and established himself as one of the top backs in the Big 12. While a playing future beyond college football now looks likely for the junior from Irving, Texas, Sims says he’s not considering a jump to the NFL just yet. By Matt Tait
20-year-old man in jail on kidnapping, robbery charges
02:09 p.m., December 2, 2012 Updated 06:35 p.m.
A 20-year-old Ottawa man is being held on a $50,000 bond at Douglas County Jail after being arrested on charges of kidnapping and robbery stemming from a Jan. 10 incident. By Shaun Hittle
Around and about in local business
December 2, 2012
Happenings on the local business scene.
Lawmaker to take another shot at concealed carry
Bill would let permit holders take guns into universities, city halls
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
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
Lawrence organizations in need this holiday season
December 2, 2012
During the holiday season, organizations in Lawrence need gifts to distribute, money, and volunteers to help with everything from serving meals to collecting donations. To help Lawrence residents find a way to contribute during the holiday season, the Journal-World has made a comprehensive list that includes local organizations and their needs this year.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
December 2, 2012
City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Today’s high could break record
December 2, 2012
Sunday’s weather could break a record for early-December warmth.
2 killed at Wichita Dollar General store
December 2, 2012
Police are seeking a 19-year-old suspect in a double-homicide at a Dollar General store in Wichita.
Republican lawmakers to choose legislative leaders
December 2, 2012
Legislators are scheduled to convene Monday for party caucuses and for the first time in 12 years, the Senate president, the House speaker and the majority leaders in both chambers will be replaced. By John Hanna, Associated Press
The hunt for the governor’s texts and emails
December 2, 2012
The Journal-World has been waiting months on open records request for Gov. Brownback’s text and email messages. By Shaun Hittle
Seabury girls fall to Baileyville
December 2, 2012
Seabury fell to host Baileyville, 46-29, on Saturday in the Baileyville tournament.
Jayhawks hope to see much more of Sprint Center
December 2, 2012
Kansas University’s Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore surely are salivating over the possibility of playing as many as five more games in Sprint Center this season.
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.
Off the Beaten Plate: Pho Combination Bowl at Little Saigon Café
December 2, 2012
Beef tripe, tendons and meatballs, oh my — the hefty Pho Combination Bowl at Little Saigon Café. By Sara Shepherd
Menorah lighting to have artistic twist
December 2, 2012
This year’s communitywide menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration will have an artistic flair.
Like Chiefs, Panthers have been reeling
December 2, 2012
The Carolina Panthers won just once in their first six games and were scuffling along toward irrelevance when owner Jerry Richardson fired general manager Marty Hurney.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 1 NBA games
December 2, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Veritas boys, girls win tournament titles
December 2, 2012
Veritas Christian won a pair of basketball titles, with both the Eagles’ boys and girls teams defeating Manhattan CHIEF on Saturday in championship games of the Shea Invitational. The Veritas girls won, 33-17, and the Eagles’ boys defeated CHIEF’s JV, 53-22.
25 years ago: Fine increase leads to better fire safety in taverns
December 2, 2012
Lawrence fire officials had given fewer than 10 fire code tickets to private clubs and taverns since Nov, 4, 1986.
Opinion: Driving spurs flashes of inspiration
December 2, 2012 in print edition on A11
Man is by nature a nomad. He must be constantly on the move. No sooner settled comfortably in one spot, he begins dreaming about some imaginary paradise that lies just beyond the horizon. Then off he goes, singing, “Val-da-re, val-da-ra…” The automobile has been a boon to this urge. No longer must man walk forth on “shank’s mare.” Now he only has to hop in his auto and head down the highway, destination unknown, just to satisfy the urge to go.
40 years ago: Baldwin HS band raising money for new uniforms
December 2, 2012
The music program was hoping to raise $10,000 to $15,000.
100 years ago: KU professor loses home in morning fire
December 2, 2012
“All that now remains of the structure is a heap of ashes.”
Opinion: Susan Rice is wrong choice for State
December 2, 2012 in print edition on A11
Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot with a campaign to prevent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice from being nominated secretary of state.
Horoscopes for Dec. 2
December 2, 2012
For Sunday, Dec. 2: This year, your relationships and socializing become a high priority. Many of you will travel or go back to school in the next year. If you are single, it is through that type of activity that you could meet your sweetie. If you are attached, you will form a strong bond with someone, which might develop into a lifelong friendship.
A new generation of jazz
Son of musician helps carry on once-thriving jazz scene in Lawrence
December 2, 2012
While not as thriving as it used to be, the jazz scene in Lawrence is being kept alive with the help of a new generation of musicians like Tommy Johnson Jr., the son of late jazz musician Tommy Johnson Sr. By Alex Garrison
Tune In Tonight: A&E may have the worst ‘Boss’
December 2, 2012
A cookie-cutter combination of “Undercover Boss” and “The Apprentice,” ‘‘Be the Boss” (9 p.m. Sunday, A&E) makes its debut. This shamelessly unoriginal series may not be memorable, but it marks a milestone of sorts. It represents the moment when product placements completely took over a show, leaving participants with little of their own to say.