Archive for Sunday, November 11, 2012

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12:39 a.m.
Vanja Mehmedovic works as a exterminator for Haley Pest Control. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, he looked under cupboards and sinks seeking out where pests might hide. Offbeat Occupations: Exterminator loves to help people, not bugs
November 10, 2012
Numerous enemies assail him as he explores dark tunnels and long-vacant buildings. He experiences work as an adventure — a “puzzle.” And he hates snakes. We are not talking about Indiana Jones, but Vanja Mehmedovic, Lawrence exterminator. By Adam Strunk
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis argues with game officials over a call on a Kansas punt during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Opinion: Weis not winning yet, but he gets his team ready
November 10, 2012
How did an undermanned Kansas football team push Texas Tech beyond regulation? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the Jayhawks were prepared to play, and a lot of the credit for that has to go to the man at the top.
10:00 a.m.
A calf and her mother  graze on the 1,100 acre Windmill Pasture at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City. 22 bison now populate the preserve. In 2009, 13 of them were brought from Wind Cave National Park site in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Chase County herd proves that bison still rule the range
November 10, 2012
It has been three years since officials from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve outside of Strong City brought back a herd of bison from South Dakota. The herd is growing, and its historic role as ruler of the range is returning too. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
Inmates sit in the pews of the East Unit chapel during rehearsal of the East Hill Singers at the Lansing Correctional Facility. For inmates, prison chorus is a cause worth singing for
November 9, 2012
The East Hill Singers, an inmate chorus from Lansing Correctional Facility, will sing Sunday in Lawrence. One inmate says of the prison chorus: “There’s not a lot of opportunities to feel good here — this actually puts a smile on my face.” By Sara Shepherd.
6:00 p.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. State officials disagree over consequences of tax cuts
November 11, 2012
Brownback, a conservative Republican, will send to the Legislature in January a budget proposal that “keeps K-12 fully funded (and) covers all essential services,” according to Steve Anderson, the governor’s budget director. Democrats, however, are doubtful, given new state revenue projections released last week. By Scott Rothschild

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Kevin Young practices, is scheduled to play against Michigan State on Tuesday
Teammates say senior forward to provide much-needed energy to Jayhawk attack
12:22 p.m., November 11, 2012 Updated 11:31 p.m.
Kevin Young will play in Tuesday’s game against Michigan State, coach Bill Self said Sunday. By Gary Bedore
Editorial: Worst outcome
The governor’s decision takes away any role the state would have had in setting up health insurance exchanges that provide the best service for Kansans.
November 11, 2012
Kansas is primed to get the worst possible outcome of a federally run health insurance exchange, thanks to Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision not to support an application for a state-federal partnership.