Archive for Monday, November 26, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The former Supreme Court room in the Kansas Capitol was devoted to groups for prayer and song on Gov. Sam Brownback’s inauguration day in January 2011. Prayer in public meetings common in Kansas
November 25, 2012
In Kansas, mixing politics and prayer is commonplace. Many public meetings start with a prayer or a moment of silence. In the Statehouse, the House and Senate begin every daily session with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. By Scott Rothschild
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School junior Jessica Lemus, 16, holds a programmable doll. The doll, part of a pregnancy education class at the high school, is designed to simulate the experience of caring for a real baby. ‘Wireless babies’ provide life lessons
November 25, 2012
Some students at Lawrence High School are learning about the realities of caring for a newborn child through an electronic, programmable doll that is designed to simulate, as closely as possible, the actual experience. By Peter Hancock
10:00 a.m.
Scott Reinardy, associate professor of journalism, left, and Cal Butcher, director of the new Media Crossroads project, expect the project’s TV studio space and equipment to be used by students to create and communicate their unique stories. The space is located on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. New media center at KU Union aims to provide storytelling opportunities for community
November 25, 2012
Just about every day, Cal Butcher says, someone pokes his or her head into the room on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union with the one bright green wall and asks what’s going on in there. By Matt Erickson
4:00 p.m.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis speaks during the Big 12 college football media days on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Dallas. KU football coach Charlie Weis thrilled for former Notre Dame players on brink of national title
November 26, 2012
Although Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has had three different jobs since being fired as Notre Dame’s head football coach following the 2009 season, people still ask him about the Fighting Irish all the time. It happened again on Monday morning’s Big 12 coaches conference call, and Weis, who coached and recruited many current Notre Dame players, said he was thrilled that his former school and alma mater finished the season 12-0 and would play for the national title. By Matt Tait
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self questions an errant pass by the Jayhawks during the first half of the CBE Classic, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill Self: Jayhawks need to pick up pace
November 25, 2012
It was tough for Kansas University’s basketball players to play as fast as coach Bill Self wants them to play at practice the day after Thanksgiving. By Gary Bedore

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Editorial: Transit hub
Downtown still is an important business and government hub for Lawrence, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain it as a hub for public transportation.
November 26, 2012
The city’s bus transfer hub once again is being shuffled to a new downtown location, but, as Lawrence Transit staff members already know, it’s time to look for a more permanent solution to this problem.
Holiday party looks, from funky to formal
Wondering what to wear to a seasonal gathering? No matter what type, we’ve got you covered
November 26, 2012
We asked four downtown Lawrence merchants to style holiday outfits to share with us. Check out what they came up with.