Archive for Monday, January 23, 2012

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KU vs. Texas A&M The day in photos, Jan. 23, 2012
Are you more likely to watch "American Idol" knowing Eudora's Jason “Wolf” Hamlin is a contestant?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 617
How many wins do you think is a realistic expectation for Charlie Weis in his first year at KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
9 or more
Total 3730

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
An Apple employee demonstrates an interactive feature of iBooks 2 for iPad, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in New York. IBooks 2 will be able to display books with videos and other interactive features. E-textbooks, on devices like the iPad, may soon become commonplace, as they are at the KU Medical Center campus.
KU School of Nursing touts benefits of e-textbooks
January 21, 2012
In the not too distant future, instead of lugging 30 pounds of textbooks up Mount Oread for a day of class, students may just take along their tablet computer.
6:00 a.m.
Dwayne Peaslee, a former leader of the local Kansas Plumbers & Pipefitters union of Lawrence, is being honored as the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Citizen of the Years recipient smoothed intersection of trades, professionals
January 22, 2012
Dropping out of Kansas University may have been the best career decision Dwayne Peaslee ever made.
10:00 a.m.
This portrait of "Wild" Sen. James Lane has been donated to the Lecompton Historical Society. The painting of Lane, a free-state firebrand who lived in Lecompton in the Civil War era, had been kept in his family and most recently had hung in a home in the eastern United States. Lecompton icon makes way home
January 22, 2012
“Wild Jim Lane,” an 1890 painting of Kansas’ first senator, has recently been donated to Lecompton’s Historical Society and will be unveiled as part of a special “Bleeding Kansas” history lecture series on Feb. 5.
2:00 p.m.
Congressman Kevin Yoder, pictured speaking in Lawrence last June, is now one year into his first term in Congress. Political observers say he is poised for a long political career. Yoder himself says he is focusing on areas where Republicans and Democrats can agree. Yoder reflects on lessons of first year in Congress
January 23, 2012
Political observers say Rep. Kevin Yoder is poised for a long political career, one that could include a House leadership role or Senate seat. Yoder says the biggest surprise from his first year in Congress was “the lack of civility” he saw.
6:00 p.m.
For a fully-equipped home studio, this three-light set-up would handle many subjects with a variety of lighting possibilities. But even a one kit, with floodlight, umbrella and stand, would go along ways in establishing an inexpensive home studio. Behind the Lens: Effective lighting kits don’t have to be expensive
January 22, 2012
In last week’s column I mentioned using household table lights as a possible source of illumination to re-photograph prints or other hard-copy documents. It is a make-do solution only and not one I recommend if you plan on doing a lot of tabletop photography or have a growing interest in photographing other subjects requiring artificial lighting.

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Loss of reverence mourned
January 23, 2012
You might call this a requiem for reverence.