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KU basketball v. Chattanooga All aboard the dinner train KU volleyball vs. Oklahoma KU women vs. SE Missouri State
Do you plan on doing any holiday shopping at upcoming local craft fairs?

Poll results

Response Percent
I haven’t thought about holiday shopping yet
No, I prefer to shop at stores or online
Yes, I like the creativity and supporting local artists
Total 250

Lead stories

12:36 a.m.
Wichita North senior and Kansas University recruit Conner Frankamp is pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Wichita, where he works out daily with his father, Marty Frankamp. Frankamp said that although he is looked at as a shooter, he is preparing to play the point if needed for KU. Conner Frankamp officially signs with KU
5:51 p.m., November 14, 2012 Updated 12:27 a.m.
Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot, 160-pound guard from Wichita, officially signed a National Letter of Intent to play men’s basketball at Kansas, head coach Bill Self announced Wednesday.
6:00 a.m.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, center, and Bill Forstchen, right, answer questions from Dole Institute director Bill Lacy about their latest historical fiction novel, Victory At Yorktown, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Dole Institute of Politics. At Dole Institute, Gingrich says GOP must change course
November 14, 2012
It’s time for the Republican Party to take a serious look at itself, Newt Gingrich says. The former U.S. House Speaker and candidate for this year’s GOP presidential nomination said in a talk Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics that he was surprised by the outcome of last week’s election, and it should prompt the party to change its strategies. By Matt Erickson
10:00 a.m.
Traffic travels on 31st Street between the Baker University Wetlands on the south and Haskell Indian Nations University on the north between Haskell Ave., and Louisiana St. A federal appeals judge in Denver heard oral arguments Thursday in the case regarding the South Lawrence Trafficway and whether the road should be built through the Baker Wetlands SLT 2nd most expensive project on state’s list
November 15, 2012
The South Lawrence Trafficway project is the second most expensive project on the state’s transportation to-do list, which was released Wednesday. The estimated construction costs for the nearly six-mile stretch is $150 million, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. By Scott Rothschild
2:00 p.m.
Ira Schreiber, part owner of the Kansas Belle Dinner Train, descends Monday from a dining car, which will be one of several cars to be moved to Baldwin City from Fremont, Neb. The owners hope the dinner train will be operating on Midland Railway’s 21-mile line sometime in December. BELOW: Schreiber talks about the train’s interior. All aboard the dinner train
November 15, 2012
Monday morning in a rock quarry north of Ottawa, a crane operator gently picked a 75-foot red dining car from the back of a semitrailer to place on two sets of wheel assemblies already on railroad tracks. The car was pulled later in the day to Midland Railway’s Baldwin City yard, where it will be part of what is now called the Kansas Belle Dinner Train. By Elvyn Jones
5:00 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey celebrates a put-back dunk by forward Jamari Traylor during a timeout against Michigan State during the first half on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Kansas men eager to play again
November 15, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team has been too busy to dwell on Tuesday night’s 67-64 loss to Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Atlanta. The Jayhawks (1-1), who arrived back in Lawrence at 1 a.m. Wednesday, held a cram session Wednesday afternoon for Chattanooga (1-0) — today’s opponent in a 7 p.m. CBE Classic game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
11:53 p.m.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore defends against a pass from Chattanooga guard Gee McGhee during the first half on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Chattanooga chew-chew: Bill Self’s halftime words spur KU to 69-55 win
November 15, 2012
Kansas coach Bill Self had a lot to say to his shell-shocked players at halftime of the Jayhawks’ 69-55 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse. First, he asked if they were awake. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey postgame audio • McLemore tops ratings

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