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Deferred maintenance backlog at universities has decreased
December 25, 2012
A growing problem at public universities in Kansas, seems to have started to improve, officials say. The problem has been how to pay for deferred maintenance — the long list of needed repairs and replacements to the hundreds of buildings and infrastructure on college campuses. By Scott Rothschild.
Kansas Aviation Museum offers F-4 simulator flights
December 25, 2012
The Kansas Aviation Museum is offering a rare opportunity for the public to experience a flight in an F-4 simulator.
Scientist takes leap to decoding cancer metastasis
December 25, 2012
WICHITA — Someday in the future scientists might save millions of lives by solving the riddle of metastasis. It is the mysterious process where cancer cells begin migrating from the tumor of origin and spread the disease. If that riddle is solved it won’t be because of one scientist. All scientists, as Moriah Beck says, build on the knowledge of those who precede them.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 25 NBA games
December 25, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Home burglaries have dipped since summer spike
December 25, 2012
During the summer, Lawrence police urged residents to safeguard their homes following a rash of home burglaries. Burglars were brazenly sneaking and breaking into homes all over the city while residents slept. In May, June and July, such crimes averaged about one per day. But police records show the crimes have slowed down since. By Shaun Hittle
Two Lawrence residences attract HGTV attention
December 25, 2012
Randy Walker’s “Museum of Odd” and Nick Schmiedeler’s “Kansas Rust Cottage” are scheduled to be featured on HGTV’s “Home Strange Home,” a show that describes itself as a “sneak peek into some of the strangest, wackiest and most unusual homes across America.” By Sara Shepherd
Former player Greg Gurley settling into ‘dream job’ as KU radio analyst
09:35 p.m., December 25, 2012 Updated 11:37 p.m.
Former Kansas University guard Greg Gurley is enjoying his first season as veteran broadcaster Bob Davis’ sidekick on broadcasts of KU men’s basketball games. “That’s my plan. I love what I do. It’s a dream job,” former Kansas University basketball guard Gurley said of working as color announcer for KU men’s games on the Jayhawk Radio Network. “Both are dream jobs,” added Gurley, who doubles as second-year director of development for the Williams Fund.By Gary Bedore
New KU cornerback’s name packs a punch
December 25, 2012
He does not own a flashy catch phrase, has pretty standard footwork for a college cornerback and never has dealt much with butterflies or bees. But Cassius Sendish, one of the newest defensive backs on the Kansas University football roster, shares his name with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay. By Matt Tait
Water main break closes West 21st Street
December 25, 2012
West 21st Street is closed between Mitchell Street and Naismith Drive after a water main broke early Tuesday afternoon. At 1:17 p.m., Douglas County dispatch received the road closure call and crews are currently digging and trying to repair the water main. There are currently no details available on when the road will be open.
Hundreds gather for food, fellowship at Community Christmas Dinner
December 25, 2012
The annual event at First United Methodist Church provides holiday cheer for a wide cross-section of the Lawrence community. By Peter Hancock
Motorcycle chase ends in arrest, multiple felony charges
December 25, 2012
Suspect caught in Buford Watson Park after abandoning motorcycle and trying t flee on foot. By Peter Hancock
Years in Japan shape KU forward Landen Lucas’ outlook
December 25, 2012
Kansas University freshman forward Landen Lucas says adjusting to a new culture and language in Japan when he was younger has prepared him to handle anything life throws his way. By Matt Tait
Wichita researcher moving science closer to cancer cure
December 25, 2012
If the riddle of cancer is solved it won’t be because of one scientist. All scientists, as Moriah Beck says, build on the knowledge of those who precede them. But any scientist who solves it will likely remember what Beck did, in the years leading up to 2012, while working in a laboratory at Wichita State University.
Lawrence schools preparing for next digital revolution
December 25, 2012
Free, open source textbooks hold possibility of lowering education costs, and shaking up a highly profitable industry. By Peter Hancock
Drought reduces pheasant population, frustrating hunters
December 25, 2012
After two consecutive years of crippling droughts, the Kansas pheasant population is the lowest it has been in a decade. And hunters across the state are seeing the consequences.
Editorial: Merry Christmas
We hope you all have a perfect holiday — or something close to it.
December 25, 2012
The weeks before Christmas are filled with holiday greetings, songs and events to celebrate a happy holiday season. Festive decorations and classic holiday movies portray Christmas as a picture-perfect holiday, with happy family members gathered around a beautifully trimmed Christmas tree with a bounty of gifts waiting to be opened.
40 years ago: Unattended electric blanket causes early-morning fire
December 25, 2012
The fire was at the Beta Theta Pi house, 1425 Tennessee.
100 years ago: All is calm in Lawrence today
December 25, 2012
“Today Lawrence is resting after a strenuous week of excitement and rush.”
25 years ago: Flamingo Club serves annual dinner
December 25, 2012
“You can still have a million dollars and be welcome. If you’re lonely, come on out.”
Tune In Tonight: Unwrap marathons, movies and basketball
December 25, 2012
Christmas is here, and TV programming is ready to help you embrace the day — or avoid it entirely.
Horoscopes for Dec. 25
December 25, 2012
For Tuesday, Dec. 25: This year you have the ability to accomplish a lot, if you so choose. Understand that many people depend on you. If you are single, romance gains your attention come summer 2013. If you are attached, the summer heat ignites the flames of love once more.