Archive for Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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12:51 a.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey grabs a pass in the paint over Washington State forward Brock Motum during the first half of the CBE Classic, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. 200 and counting: KU gets milestone win in rout over Washington State
November 20, 2012
Though Kansas players didn’t don party hats for their 200th victory in Kansas City, there was some reason for celebration, as the Jayhawks broke out of an offensive funk in a 78-41 victory over Washington State. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Travis Releford and Kevin Young audio
6:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist narrowly avoids getting snagged by Iowa State defensivel lineman Jake McDonough, who is pushed away by KU lineman Aslam Sterling during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. 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
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Kevin Young and Washington State guard Will DiIorio chase down a loose ball during the second half of the CBE Classic, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Opinion: Jayhawks get production from 3 at the 4
November 20, 2012
Though Kansas coach Bill Self has started three power forwards in his team’s first four games, he received an encouraging sign when all of them played well in Monday’s blowout victory over Washington State, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Travis Releford and Kevin Young audio
10:00 a.m.
Traffic and pedestrians move about Massachusetts Street in this Aug. 2011 file photo. Businesses began filling up vacant spaces in many parts of Lawrence in 2011, but downtown Lawrence wasn’t necessarily one of them. A new study by the Lawrence office of Colliers International found the city’s overall retail, office and industrial vacancy rates all fell in 2011, and all were significantly less than national averages. City, Westar to partner on downtown Lawrence project to cut energy usage
November 20, 2012
The city is partnering with Westar Energy, Downtown Lawrence Inc. and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to create a pilot program aimed at getting downtown businesses and building owners to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
Springtime is mating season for wild turkeys, like those pictured in this file photo taken in March northeast of Lawrence. While many people like the idea of shooting their own wild turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, hunters say it can be more difficult to harvest one in the fall season than the spring season, when they are mating. Area hunters enjoy wild turkey on Thanksgiving - if they can get one
November 20, 2012
It sounds quaint and pastoral, the idea of traipsing through a field just before Thanksgiving and shooting your own turkey to bring home for the holiday meal. But wild turkeys are very different birds — and, hunters say, a lot harder to bag this time of year — than the fat, oven-ready Butterballs most of us are accustomed to. By Sara Shepherd

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Editorial: Strings attached
A local developer’s $50,000 good-will gesture shouldn’t influence the city’s decision on a $25 million recreation center project.
November 20, 2012
The $50,000 good-will gesture local developer Thomas Fritzel is offering shouldn’t influence the city’s decision on a $25 million recreation center project, which would be built by Fritzel.