Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2012

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12:28 a.m.
Kansas forward Perry Ellis grabs a loose ball over Saint Louis forward Jake Barnett in the second half of the championship game of the CBE Classic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. KU freshman Perry Ellis: College transition tough but rewarding
December 5, 2012
Kansas University freshman Perry Ellis says the adjustment from high school to college — both in the classroom and on the basketball court — has been trying at times, but he’s focused on improving. By Gary Bedore
6:00 a.m.
Vergie and Mark Anderson, of Kinsley, will provide for scholarships for graduate students in the Kansas University School of Social Welfare with a $150,000 gift in honor of Vergie's two children, who died in a car accident in 1980. Kansan gives $150,000 for KU social-welfare scholarships in memory of her children who died in a car accident
4:59 p.m., December 5, 2012 Updated 4:59 p.m.
Vergie Anderson, of Kinsley, holds the Kansas University School of Social Welfare close to her heart, as she does her two children, Jason and Brooke, who died in a car accident more than 30 years ago. Now the school and her children are forever linked, through a $150,000 gift announced Wednesday, from Anderson and her husband, that will establish a scholarship fund in honor of Jason and Brooke Meckfessel. By Matt Erickson
10:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore flashes his tongue after a put-back dunk against Emporia State during the second half, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Rising above: Ben McLemore elevates above adversity
December 5, 2012
What must it be like to be Ben McLemore, Kansas University basketball star, floating sky-walker, owner of a million-dollar smile and a jump shot to match? By Tom Keegan
2:20 p.m.
Mike Caron, executive director of the Save the Wetlands organization, hands out tools to volunteers Saturday, April 21, 2012, for a Day of Caring project in the Wakarusa Wetlands. The group walked into the wetlands north of 31st Street, toward Haskell Indian Nations University where paths are being created and widened. The volunteers were among more than 200 who helped out for United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center’s Day of Caring. United Way about $900,000 short of goal; leaders to extend donation timeframe
December 6, 2012
Social service agencies throughout Douglas County may see a cutback in funding unless donations pick up significantly for the local United Way fundraising campaign. Chad Lawhorn
6:00 p.m.
Mount Oread Scholars make their way up Campanile Hill on Sunday, August 21, 2011. More than 200 scholars made the walk up the hill which symbolizes the beginning of their college careers.
KU’s Mount Oread Scholars program ending in favor of expanded Honors Program
December 6, 2012
The Kansas University Mount Oread Scholars have made their last trip up the hill, as the program for high-ability freshmen will come to an end after this school year. Officials say the end of the program, which expanded to its largest size ever this fall, will correspond with an expansion for the KU Honors Program. By Matt Erickson

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