Archive for Sunday, December 30, 2012

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12:05 a.m.
With a hand behind his head, Kansas guard Travis Releford comes in for a dunk against American during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Paying heed: Travis Releford hot from three in KU’s 89-57 rout over American
December 29, 2012
Travis Releford’s teammates have been telling him to shoot it more lately, and the senior guard listened to that advice Saturday night, making five of six three-pointers in Kansas’ 89-57 victory over American University. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self audio • Naadir Tharpe, Travis Releford and Jeff Withey audio
6:00 a.m.
With a hand behind his head, Kansas guard Travis Releford comes in for a dunk against American during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Opinion: Confident Naadir Tharpe no longer questioning his ability
December 29, 2012
Remember the Naadir Tharpe that retreated when the opposition attacked? You can forget him now, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says, because the sophomore guard has pushed that timid player into the past.
12:00 p.m.
Seven-year-old Isaac Godsey is pictured below six shelves of his nearly 700-piece Pez dispenser collection. Deacon Godsey, Isaac's father, began collecting the dispensers in 1996 and decided to give them to his son for Christmas. The collection contains everything from the Simpson to dispensers featuring the likenesses of the cast from the Lord of the Rings. Lawrence boy receives more than 600 Pez dispensers for Christmas
December 28, 2012
Like any father, Deacon Godsey wanted to do something special for his son, Isaac, for Christmas. So on Christmas morning, he told his son to close his eyes and carried him into his office. When Isaac opened his eyes and saw a whiteboard that was adorned with a large bow, he read the words written there with a huge smile: “Merry Christmas Isaac! All of my Pez are now yours. Love, Daddy.” By Rebekka Schlichting
6:00 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed optimism about the long-term strength of the state government's budget Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Statehouse, by announcing early payment of $24 million in bond debt. In new year expect more dueling over health care
December 29, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback spent 2012 stiff-arming Obamacare, but received federal permission to turn over the Kansas Medicaid program to private companies. That kind of maneuvering will likely continue in 2013 as more of the Affordable Care Act — commonly referred to as Obamacare — becomes a reality, the new KanCare Medicaid system takes effect next week, and a major decision awaits on whether to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of Kansans. By Scott Rothschild
10:00 p.m.
Snow is on the way to Lawrence and across northeastern Kansas Monday. In this user-submitted photo from the City of Lawrence Twitter account (@lawrenceks) few cars attempt to cross the snow-covered Kansas River Bridge on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Roads around Lawrence grow slick as snow, freezing drizzle, fall Monday night
12:57 p.m., December 30, 2012 Updated 3:25 p.m.
The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 2 inches in the area throughout Monday, with snow tapering off around midnight. Staff Reports

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Game time set for KU-Temple basketball game
Tip for next Sunday’s contest is 3:30 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse
December 30, 2012
Tip for Sunday’s KU-Temple game will be 3:30 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse