Archive for Monday, November 19, 2012

Also from November 19

On the street
Photo galleries
A feast for 600 KU basketball v. Washington State (CBE Classic) Giving thanks
Are you traveling for Thanksgiving?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, I plan on staying in Lawrence
Yes, I’m driving to another city
Yes, I’m flying
Total 440

All stories

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 19 NBA games
November 19, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Majerus-less SLU awaits KU in CBE finals
November 19, 2012
Bill Self had hoped to visit with, and maybe even coach against, popular Saint Louis University mentor Rick Majerus during this week’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore
Design professor wins HOPE teaching honor from KU students
November 19, 2012
Philip Hofstra, a professor of design who works closely with architecture and design students in studio classes, is the 2012 winner of the Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator, or HOPE, Award from KU students. By Matt Erickson.
Eudora family uses coupon-clipping prowess to help schools, community
TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ to feature the Topils on Tuesday
November 19, 2012
The Topil family of Eudora will be featured Tuesday night in an episode of the TLC reality show “Extreme Couponing.” By Peter Hancock
City to consider $50k offer to resolve Varsity House dispute
November 19, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting tonight will discuss how to resolve a dispute regarding whether the Varsity House at 1043 Indiana St. was properly moved to make way for an apartment complex at the site. Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel has offered to “raise and/or guarantee pledges” of $50,000 for historic preservation efforts in the community to resolve the dispute. By Chad Lawhorn
30 people cited for alcohol violations during enforcement actions last week
November 19, 2012
Local law enforcement issued citations to 30 people for alcohol violations during Nov. 15 and 17 extra enforcement actions through the Fake ID 101 program. By Shaun Hittle
Officers, deputies nominated for commendation for handling of armed prowler incident
November 19, 2012
Two Eudora police officers and two Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies were recommended for commendation last week before the Eudora City Council. By Shaun Hittle
Hostess lives another day to mediate with union
November 19, 2012
Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union agreed on Monday to go into mediation to try to resolve their differences after a bankruptcy court judge concluded that the parties hadn’t gone through the critical step. That means the maker of the spongy cake with the mysterious cream in the middle won’t go out of business yet.
Attorney fired over tweets during Kline hearing
November 19, 2012
A Kansas Court of Appeals research attorney has been fired after an investigation into comments she posted to Twitter last week during the ethics hearing of former Attorney General Phill Kline.
Election rekindles hope for wind energy credit
November 19, 2012
The re-election of President Barack Obama has rekindled hopes by wind energy supporters for the extension of the production tax credit.
Powerful supermajorities elected to statehouses could have broad consequences
November 19, 2012
There’s a new superpower growing in the Great Plains and the South, where bulging Republican majorities in state capitols could dramatically cut taxes and change public education with barely a whimper of resistance from Democrats.
Internal candidate announced as third finalist for KU Medical Center executive job
November 19, 2012
The third finalist named for the vacant top job at the Kansas University Medical Center is an internal candidate, an associate dean in the KU School of Medicine.
Kansas conceal carry holders commit few gun crimes
November 19, 2012
Few Kansans who hold a concealed-carry gun permit have been charged with a firearm-related crime, statistics show.
KU football finale to kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1
November 19, 2012
The Kansas football team’s season finale at West Virginia will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will be televised on Fox Sports Net, the Big 12 announced Monday.
Lawrence police start increased seat belt and drunken driving enforcement today
November 19, 2012
The Lawrence Police Department joined other police agencies across the state today in the weeklong Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign. The campaign — which runs through Sunday — will target impaired drivers, as well as those not wearing seat belts, according to a news release issued by Lawrence police. By Shaun Hittle
Topeka police say man who fired a gun and assaulted a police car was high
November 19, 2012
Topeka police say a man likely was high on narcotics when he fired a gun and assaulted a police vehicle near the Washburn University campus.
Around and About for Nov. 17, 2012
November 19, 2012
Nicole Lordemann, of Baldwin City, a student at Kansas State University Salina, received a scholarship from the National Business Aviation Association, or NBAA, at the association’s annual meeting and convention, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, in Orlando, Fla. Lordemann, a senior in airport management, received the $5,000 Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship.
Heard on the Hill: Digging into that faculty survey; WSJ reports on KU-KSU relations, ‘manicured lawns’; British market researcher (and knight) visiting campus next week
November 19, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Town Talk: Dillons on Sixth Street seeking to add drive-thru pharmacy, $1 million worth of improvements; downtown restaurants scramble to pick up breakfast diners; city to contemplate Varsity House
November 19, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Oxygen masks used on KC-Dallas Southwest flight
10:04 a.m., November 19, 2012 Updated 10:23 a.m.
Southwest Airlines says a flight from Kansas City to Dallas lost cabin pressure, forcing passengers and crew to wear oxygen masks until the plane had descended to a safe altitude.
Wichita man uses pitchfork to chase burglars away
November 19, 2012
Wichita police say a man caught two burglars at his elderly neighbor’s home and chased them away with a pitchfork.
Kansas State to educate more Chinese vet students
November 19, 2012
Kansas State University is taking part in a program to train more students from China to become veterinarians. Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine signed a memo of understanding with Chinese officials last month. It provides for up to 10 Chinese students per academic year to take pre-veterinary courses at Kansas State while they become familiar with U.S. culture and education. Students in the program may then apply to study veterinary medicine at Kansas State or one of five other veterinary schools around the country. An organization called the China Scholarship Council has committed about $13 million to fund the students’ educations after their first year of courses.
LHS to announce new soccer coaches
November 19, 2012
Lawrence High will introduce its new head coach and assistant coach for girls soccer at 3:45 p.m. today in the LHS cafeteria.
Chiefs lose seventh straight
November 19, 2012
An eerie silence descended over Arrowhead Stadium midway through the second half Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs were well on their way to their seventh straight defeat. It was almost like a funeral, right down to the fans wearing black.
Clyde Lovellette honored to join Hall
November 19, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball phenom Clyde Lovellette, who led the Jayhawks to the 1952 national title, was one of 10 individuals inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday night at the Midland Theatre.
Royce Woolridge to reunite with KU tonight
November 19, 2012
It didn’t take former Kansas University basketball player Royce Woolridge long to become a fan favorite at his new school, Washington State. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Dayne Crist can still help KU
November 19, 2012
Dayne Crist obviously fell short of his billing as the short-term savior of the downtrodden Kansas University football program, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help KU in the long term. In fact, he already does every time he opens his mouth. By Tom Keegan
First Bell: Bond plans for Career and Tech Ed enhancements being formed
November 19, 2012
Lawrence schools have had difficulty in the past linking up with technical and vocational schools, but that may soon change.
25 years ago: Local preservationists concerned about Oread development
November 19, 2012
Developers had applied to demolish two houses at the northeast corner of 10th and Ohio.
40 years ago: A few glitches in first week at KCI
November 19, 2012
The new Kansas City International Airport was experiencing a little turbulence, with several services not yet fully in place.
November 19, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
100 years ago: Lawrence residents urged to decorate town for Kansas-Missouri game
November 19, 2012
“At Columbia last year the town was literally covered with bunting, flags and pennants and posters.”
Tune In Tonight: History, as you don’t remember it
November 19, 2012
The past is ever present in “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States” (7 p.m., Showtime), now in its second week. Historical works with words such as “secret” or “unknown” in the title often have a suspicious, conspiratorial ring to them. Add to this the name of Oliver Stone — a man who has made a career out of highly charged and propagandistic efforts, most notably “JFK” — and I was convinced that we drive this historical highway at our own risk.
Offbeat Occupations: Modern-day chimney sweeps don’t resemble ‘Mary Poppins’ depiction
November 19, 2012
Allen and Jason Clough won’t sing you a song covered in soot. They don’t dance. This father-son chimney sweep duo is all business and no Hollywood. “They want us to wear a top hat and sing the ‘Mary Poppins’ song,” Jason said. “I don’t even know the song they are describing.”
Longtime dentist shows appreciation for inner beauty through hobby
November 19, 2012
They begin as square blocks, these things of beauty. They’re formed in pressing exotic hardwoods, ordered in from around the world — zebra wood, ebony, anything pretty and pretty rare. Then they get taken down to a well-equipped little workshop tucked away from the world on Kasold Drive.
Daytripper: First-rate attractions in first city of Kansas
November 19, 2012
There’s nothing quite like a carousel ride for the young and the young at heart. Listening to the cheerful organ music playing as you glide along on a brightly painted pony while the outside world, with its stresses and cares, blurs to meaninglessness, is probably as close to paradise as an earthbound mortal can get.
Lawrence Laundry: Thrifter finds cream of the crop for online shop
November 19, 2012
Ask those who do it a lot, and they’ll tell you: Thrifting is an art. For Jacque Amadi, it’s also her livelihood.
Fix-It Chick: Retrofit a T-12 light fixture
November 19, 2012
The U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 dictates several reductions in the country’s overall energy usage including the phasing out of many inefficient light bulbs over the course of seven years.
How to Help: Family Promise seeks help with office duties
November 19, 2012
Family Promise of Lawrence is in need of volunteers who can provide one to two hours of general office support each week.
Editorial: Lost arts — and sciences
The fate of handwriting and science will have serious implications for our public schools.
November 19, 2012
Probably most people who read newspapers also write in longhand — “cursive” letters learned by repetition on tablets (that would be paper sheets, not digital devices) that enforced the proper slant (that would be angle) of the letters and the particular formation of capitals and lower-case forms of each member of the alphabet with designated swirls and loops.
Opinion: A recipe for a modern witch hunt
November 19, 2012
When you look at the various scandals entwined around leading national-security figures, they have a common feature, which is that they were all driven to the surface by the fear of political exposure.
Opinion: Gaza roils; Egypt has own issues
November 19, 2012
I came to Egypt to examine the impact a Muslim Brotherhood president has had on the country. Egyptian liberals and moderate Muslims have been struggling with religious political parties over the role of Islam in the state.
Bite Sighs: Pumpkin-cranberry scones
November 19, 2012
In spite of what retailers would have you think, Thanksgiving is more than just the day before the big sales. It’s a day to visit with family, count your blessings and try out those awesome recipes that you’ve been collecting.
River City Jules: Thanksgiving, then and now
November 19, 2012
Like many of you, I am very much looking forward to a feast of an obnoxiously delicious magnitude Thursday, mine prepared by my favorite brother-in-law.
Double Take: Myths surround eating disorders, treatment
November 19, 2012
Katie: Anorexia nervosa whittled me down to 90 pounds when I was 15, putting my body mass index in the first percentile of girls my age. I’m not proud of that, but I am proud to write that after regaining the weight I lost, I have achieved happiness and healthiness. I’m sharing my recovery story today for the sake of those who can’t yet say the same.
Horoscopes for Nov. 19
November 19, 2012
For Monday, Nov. 1: This year a partner you regularly deal with keeps you optimistic. You often get too cynical and too focused on reality. If you are single, you always are attractive to the opposite sex, and this year is no different … except that you seem to want to spend more time at home. If you are attached, you will become closer as a result of working through an issue together.