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12:00 a.m.
KU Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi's hope for the new six-story, 165,000-square-foot KU School of Business building is for it to fit in with the rest of the campus architecture, she said. This preliminary rendering from the architecture firm Perkins + Will shows a limestone building with red accents, viewed from across Naismith Drive to the northwest. The outstretched arm with the red roof would house conference areas, Bendapudi said. Design details may change after the school hires an architectural firm to begin official plans, she said. KU announces $13 million more raised for new School of Business building
December 17, 2012
Kansas University on Monday announced $13 million in additional donations toward the planned new building for the KU School of Business, following an initial $20 million gift from the Capitol Federal Foundation that was announced in October. By Matt Erickson
6:00 a.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Jaedin Turner, 9, Perry, is raising money for Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. For her recent birthday, she asked friends to donate and sought matching funds from area businesses. She has raised over $800 so far. In lieu of birthday presents, Perry girl raises money for Red Cross hurricane relief efforts
December 18, 2012
Third-grader Jaedin Turner, of Perry, used her birthday to raise $1,000 for the Red Cross, asking friends to donate money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
12:00 p.m.
John Hoopes, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas University, studies ancient civilizations such as the Maya. KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk
December 16, 2012
If the world doesn’t end Friday, John Hoopes says, please don’t blame the Mayan civilization. It’s just not true that the Mayas predicted the apocalypse would happen on Dec. 21, 2012, the Kansas University archaeologist says. Hoopes has been studying the “2012 phenomenon” for about a decade. By Matt Erickson
5:00 p.m.
Marcus (with ball) and Markieff Morris encounter Richmond players in a golf cart at the Alamodome on Thursday, March 24, 2011. During the encounter, Marcus said, “You boys better be ready.” Bill Self recalls last Richmond game
December 17, 2012
Four current University of Richmond basketball players and three from Kansas University played in KU’s 77-57 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 victory over the Spiders on March 25, 2011, in San Antonio. By Gary Bedore
9:57 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey deflects a shot by Richmond forward Derrick Williams during the second half on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Richmond coach Chris Mooney: KU ‘every bit as good as advertised’
December 18, 2012
When scouting Kansas, Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney was caught off guard that the Jayhawks started four seniors. Each of those upperclassmen played a role in the Jayhawks’ rout over the Spiders. By Matt Tait • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio
10:42 p.m.
Kansas defenders Elijah Johnson (15) and Jeff Withey swoop in to defend against a shot by Richmond guard Kendall Anthony during the first half on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Planet Withey: KU center moves up blocks list as Jayhawks rout Richmond
December 18, 2012
Though Kansas center Jeff Withey prides himself on his blocks, two of his most spectacular plays were steals in the Jayhawks’ 87-59 victory Tuesday over Richmond. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

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Belcher probe complete
December 18, 2012
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was apparently worried he would lose his baby and money to his longtime girlfriend before fatally shooting her and killing himself, according to newly released police reports.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 18 NBA games
December 18, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Area high school basketball roundup: Baldwin sweeps EHS
December 18, 2012
Baldwin pulled away in the fourth quarter to claim a 36-26 high school girls basketball victory over rival Eudora on Tuesday
Jayhawk recruit Marquel Combs top-ranked juco prospect
December 18, 2012
What already was perceived by many as a solid Kansas University recruiting class received a little extra validation Tuesday, when ESPN released its list of the top 100 junior-college football prospects in the country. Six of those players have committed to KU, including top-ranked Marquel Combs. By Matt Tait
Notebook: Naadir Tharpe challenging himself against Elijah Johnson in practice
December 18, 2012
Kansas University sophomore Naadir Tharpe has some epic 1-on-1 battles with senior point guard Elijah Johnson at Jayhawk basketball practices. By Gary Bedore
Planet Withey: KU center moves up blocks list as Jayhawks rout Richmond
December 18, 2012
Though Kansas center Jeff Withey prides himself on his blocks, two of his most spectacular plays were steals in the Jayhawks’ 87-59 victory Tuesday over Richmond. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio
City agrees to seek consultant to look at high-speed broadband options
December 18, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to begin advertising for a consultant to explore how the city can best use its miles of fiber optic cable that it currently owns.
Commissioners approve lease transfer on Abe & Jake’s building
December 18, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday meeting agreed to transfer a long-term lease for a city-owned building east of City Hall over to a group led by Lawrence businessmen Doug Compton and Mike Logan. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: KU-Ohio State will be must-see TV
December 18, 2012
There’s a lot to like about this year’s Jayhawks basketball team, but it’s time to see if Kansas can prove itself on the road, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio
City signs off on Black Hills project to install meter-reading poles across city
December 18, 2012
City commissioners on Tuesday expressed no objections to Black Hills Energy moving ahead with a project to begin installing 30-foot poles across the city for a wireless meter=reading program.
City agrees to close portion of 15th/Bob Billings Parkway for summer of 2013, despite objections
December 18, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday stood by a previous decision to close the portions of Bob Billings Parkway/15th Street for several hundred feet east and west of Iowa Street while crews in the area rebuild the road. By Chad Lawhorn
Richmond coach Chris Mooney: KU ‘every bit as good as advertised’
December 18, 2012
When scouting Kansas, Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney was caught off guard that the Jayhawks started four seniors. Each of those upperclassmen played a role in the Jayhawks’ rout over the Spiders. By Matt Tait • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio
Police chief presents downtown surveillance camera policy at forum, will revise for City Commission
December 18, 2012
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib said he will make revisions to a policy on the surveillance cameras he wants to install along Massachusetts Street. By Ian Cummings
Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers
December 18, 2012
The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote’s true-crime book “In Cold Blood” were exhumed Tuesday in an effort to solve slayings of a Florida family killed weeks later.
‘Outer Loop’ highway remains on planning table
December 18, 2012
Five-county planning group agrees $2 billion project remains an option, but stresses there are other higher priorities. By Peter Hancock
Outgoing legislators recommend big increase in school funding, but chair declared meeting adjourned
December 18, 2012
In a parting shot, a majority of a legislative committee Tuesday recommended the state fulfill its promise in school funding, but not before the chairman declared the meeting adjourned.By Scott Rothschild
Maryland man pleads not guilty to two store robberies
December 18, 2012
A 35-year-old Maryland man charged with robbing two Lawrence convenience stores in November waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. By Shaun Hittle
Winter weather advisory issued; forecasts warn of ‘blizzard-like’ conditions late Wednesday, early Thursday
02:39 p.m., December 18, 2012 Updated 04:00 p.m.
Get ready for some serious winter weather, for the first time in nearly two years. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for Douglas County and other parts of northeast and north-central Kansas, warning of the possibility of several inches of snow and strong winds late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. By Matt Erickson
Spending 65 percent of state funds on classroom instruction depends on what is counted, official says
December 18, 2012
The 65 percent solution is a problem. That’s the opinion of the Ken Willard, chairman of the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force. “Our general belief is the 65 percent number is a bit arbitrary,” Willard told legislators on Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild.
County Commission to review Heritage Grant process
December 18, 2012
County budget makes $325,000 available for area conservation projects. By Peter Hancock
Prairie Park students become published authors
December 18, 2012
Project encourages creative writing by publishing their stories and pictures in free, hardcover volumes. By Peter Hancock
Emergency planning begins for continuation of drought
December 18, 2012
While emergency management officials are focusing on preparations for snow and ice, state officials are urging water districts to review and update plans for reacting to the drought, which is expected to continue into 2013. The Associated Press
Lawrence chefs share best holiday recipes
December 18, 2012
When it comes to food and drink, if there’s ever a time to whip up something special, it’s Christmastime. The Journal-World asked a few of Lawrence’s food and beverage pros to share their favorite holiday recipes, and they came through with dishes from main course to after-dinner drinks. By Sara Shepherd
KU athletes play up spirit of giving
December 18, 2012
As the holiday season heats up and the spirit of giving takes priority, several members of the Kansas University athletic department are stepping up to bring joy and cheer to those less fortunate both in Lawrence and around the world. By Matt Tait
KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations
December 18, 2012
The Beta Theta Pi national organization has suspended the Kansas University chapter “indefinitely” following allegations of animal cruelty at a party at the fraternity Friday night. By Shaun Hittle
In lieu of birthday presents, Perry girl raises money for Red Cross hurricane relief efforts
December 18, 2012
Third-grader Jaedin Turner, of Perry, used her birthday to raise $1,000 for the Red Cross, asking friends to donate money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 17 NBA games
December 18, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Letter: Patton timing
December 18, 2012
I liked the article by Chief Justice Nuss on the justice selection system (Journal-World, 12-16), but his information on Gen. Patton is not correct in saying that “his troops stormed Normandy beaches.”
Letter: Near insanity
December 18, 2012
The headline in the Dec. 15 Journal-World concerning the killings in Newton, Conn., was ironically telling: “Little anyone can do.” Certainly, nothing more could have been done that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but much can be done to distinguish such violence.
Letter: Deadly mix
December 18, 2012
Guns and madness. Deadly mix. Unspeakable tragedy. Concealed-carry idiocy. Wake up, America.
Letter: Gun access
December 18, 2012
To the editor: The news reports from Connecticut indicate that the 26 victims of the shootings at the school were shot with at least one assault weapon using a high-powered bullet that has a devastating effect on flesh and bone.
25 years ago: Downtown business not dampened by big snowstorm
December 18, 2012
“Snow and cold weather seemed to get people more in the spirit.”
40 years ago: Old family violin stolen in home burglary
December 18, 2012
The instrument was over 150 years old.
Tune In Tonight: Is 2012 the year of the thoughtful athlete?
December 18, 2012
Signs that we’ll soon be auld lang syne-ing our way out of 2012 arrive with increasing frequency. “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (9 p.m., HBO) gathers a round table of wise men and women (including Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Armen Keteyian and Andrea Kremer) to discuss and review the best sports stories of the year.
Horoscopes for Dec. 18
December 18, 2012
For Tuesday, Dec. 18: This year you often encounter challenging people with very different ideas. Take the best of those suggestions and use them to strengthen your life. If you are single, from summer 2013 on, someone very special could enter your life. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy each other even more.
Editorial: Call to action
Curbing gun violence in American will require a multifaceted approach.
December 18, 2012
The shooting deaths of two police officers in Topeka Sunday evening provided a tragic local connection to the 26 shooting deaths on Friday in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Opinion: U.S. policy in Syria lacks clarity
December 18, 2012 in print edition on A8
As President Obama enters his second term, Syria has become the most urgent test of his foreign policy leadership and style.
100 years ago: Underground whiskey cache discovered in East Lawrence backyard
December 18, 2012
“Evidently the owner thought that his goods would remain undisturbed in this unusual hiding place….”