Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Polls
Do you think the cost of a KU football win will decrease next year?

Poll results

Response Percent
It will decrease — there’s nowhere to go but up.
 
66%
No
 
28%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 114
What do you think KU's record will be in its 18-game Big 12 schedule?

Poll results

Response Percent
16-2
 
43%
17-1
 
24%
15-3
 
14%
18-0
 
13%
14-4
 
4%
13-5
 
0%
10-6 or worse
 
0%
12-6
 
0%
11-5
 
0%
Total 1522

Lead stories

12:05 a.m.
Tonganoxie High School seniors Wyatt Maurer and Tyler O’Briant launched a book drive for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Both have spent time at Children’s Mercy as patients and are members of the hospital's Teen Advisory Board. 
Tonganoxie teens launch book drive to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital
December 24, 2012
Tonganoxie High School seniors Wyatt Maurer and Tyler O’Briant launched a book drive for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Both have spent time at Children’s Mercy as patients and are members of the hospital’s Teen Advisory Board.
6:00 a.m.
An Apple employee demonstrates an interactive feature of iBooks 2 for iPad, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in New York. Starting with the new semester in January, Lawrence public schools will begin pilot testing a new web-based tool that, among other things, will allow teachers to dispense with traditional hardbound textbooks and replace them with "open-source" learning material. 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
12:00 p.m.
A backyard shack is decorated with an assortment of signs and junkyard treasures. Nick Schmiedeler's yard and house, 710 Missouri St., is decorated with many such treasures. Schmiedeler's home is one of two Lawrence residences scheduled to be featured on upcoming episodes of HGTV's "Home Strange Home." 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
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball Radio broadcaster Greg Gurley, left, chats with partner Bob Davis during their pregame show before the Jayhawks’ game against Richmond on Dec. 18, 2012, at Allen Fieldhouse. Gurley, a former KU guard under coach Roy Williams, is in his first year as color commentator alongside 29-year play-by-play man Davis. Former player Greg Gurley settling into ‘dream job’ as KU radio analyst
9:35 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

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Editorial: Good timing
Three well-known local groups are pursuing a timely effort to meet the community’s physical and mental health needs.
December 26, 2012
A partnership to create a new outpatient health care campus for the city that would incorporate mental health treatment appears to be arriving on the scene with remarkably good timing.