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Archive for Monday, November 26, 2012

Also from November 26

Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU basketball v. San Jose State Holiday party looks
Podcasts
Polls
How do you prefer reading books?

Poll results

Response Percent
I like traditional, hard copy books
 
77%
Digitally. I love my e-reader
 
18%
I listen to books on tape
 
3%
Total 449

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

All stories

SJSU guard James Kinney scores 30 in memorable night at fieldhouse
November 26, 2012
At one point during San Jose State senior James Kinney’s 30-point explosion at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday, the hot-shooting guard and Kansas University coach Bill Self enjoyed a fun-filled exchange of words. By Matt Tait
Crennel, Chiefs OK with conservative approach
November 26, 2012
Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said he stands by his decision to keep kicking field goals rather than attempt several short fourth-downs in a 17-9 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 26 NBA games
11:23 p.m., November 26, 2012 Updated 12:12 a.m.
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
School improvement costs estimated at $85.4 million
November 26, 2012
Lawrence school board members are preparing to ask voters to approve a bond issue amid cloudy future for school funding. By Peter Hancock
Legislative committee hears proposed KU admissions standards
November 26, 2012
Kansas University’s tougher admission standards are inching closer to reality. On Monday, state and KU officials briefed the House-Senate Committee on Rules and Regulations about the proposed standards, and the Kansas Board of Regents will probably put the finishing touches on them next month. By Scott Rothschild
Notebook: Zach Peters to leave KU basketball program because of health issues
10:31 p.m., November 26, 2012 Updated 12:20 a.m.
Zach Peters’ basketball career at Kansas University is over, as the freshman has health concerns that include four concussions in the last two years and a rotator cuff injury that has kept him from practicing this season. By Gary Bedore
Police searching for Zarco 66 robbery suspect
November 26, 2012
Police are looking for a suspect in a Sunday night robbery at the Zarco 66 convenience store, 1500 E. 23rd Street. By Shaun Hittle
Topeka man arrested in steak heist
November 26, 2012
A Topeka man is under arrest after allegedly swiping $150 worth of steaks from a grocery store, then trying to sell them at a nearby hookah bar.
Mary Kay Foundation gives $100,000 to KU Med Center for ovarian cancer research
November 26, 2012
A $100,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation will help Kansas University Medical Center researchers work to improve early detection of ovarian cancer.
Topeka man gets 33 years in death; case has connections to local murder
November 26, 2012
A Topeka man has been sentenced to 33 years in federal prison for a Christmas Eve shooting that has connections to an unsolved Douglas County murder.
City to consider new regulations for sidewalk dining umbrellas, music, signs in downtown Lawrence
November 26, 2012
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are set to create stricter regulations on when restaurants can use umbrellas as part of their sidewalk dining areas. By Chad Lawhorn
More roaches found at Lawrence schools during inspections
November 26, 2012
Roach problems continue in the kitchens of Lawrence Public Schools, according to recent inspection reports from the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Shaun Hittle
How Keegan voted: Nov. 26 AP college basketball ballot
November 26, 2012
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s Associated Press ballot for the college basketball poll on Nov. 26, 2012.
KU men’s basketball moves to No. 10 in both polls
November 26, 2012
The Kansas men’s basketball team moved up to No. 10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches poll released Monday.
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
City football players rack up all-league honors
November 26, 2012
No one could deny the success of Lawrence’s football teams when coaches hand-picked the 2012 All-Sunflower League honorees.
State Christmas ornament to be presented Monday
November 26, 2012
Kansas will unveil its official Christmas tree ornament during a ceremony at the governor’s mansion in Topeka.
Escaped prisoner expected to plead in Kansas case
November 26, 2012
A prisoner who allegedly walked away from a halfway house in Leavenworth is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge of escape from custody.
Deer hunting season opens Wednesday
November 26, 2012
The regular firearms deer hunting season in Kansas opens Wednesday.
Kansas senior Travis Releford wins Big 12 player of week
November 26, 2012
Kansas senior guard Travis Releford was selected as the Big 12’s player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Youthville benefit is Saturday in Vinland
November 26, 2012
The Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 North 692 Road, will hold a music program and supper at 5 p.m. Saturday to benefit Youthville of Kansas, the state’s largest child care agency.
Westwood teen dies in ATV accident
November 26, 2012
A teen from the Kansas City suburb of Westwood was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in a Miami County field.
Town will take cross off its seal
November 26, 2012
The central Kansas town of Buhler is redesigning its seal after a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation complained that it contained a religious cross.
Bankruptcies
November 26, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
23rd Street Zarco 66 robbed Sunday night
November 26, 2012
A strong-armed robbery was reported at Zarco 66, 1500 E. 23rd St., Sunday night.
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.
25 years ago: Volunteers expect 200 guests at LINK dinner
November 26, 2012
As Thanksgiving Day dawned in Lawrence, volunteers were hard at work.
100 years ago: Woman comes to Lawrence in search of kidnapped daughter
November 26, 2012
“From Lecompton comes a story of family trouble in the Ballard family which has been brewing for some time.”
Double Take: Pros and cons of legalizing marijuana
November 26, 2012
With the recent passage of laws legalizing recreational marijuana in some states, do you think this is a good idea and do you think it’s going to spread to other states (like maybe ours!)?
Holiday hairdos: Braided looks
November 26, 2012
Hair braids are all the rage this season, and with tips from local stylists, almost anyone call pull off this trend.
Remnant Rehab: Readers share gift ideas
November 26, 2012
Earlier this month, I exhorted you crafters to get the ball rolling if you planned to make gifts for the holidays. But don’t worry — there’s still time.
Opinion: Americans want environmental action
November 26, 2012 in print edition on A8
Now that Congress and the Obama administration are returning to Washington, we know they’ll be looking over a fiscal cliff. But the skies above that landscape look different since we met Superstorm Sandy the week before the election.
Opinion: Syrian rebels need strong military
November 26, 2012 in print edition on A9
The Syrian opposition took a big step forward this month by forming a broad political coalition that includes local activists who started the revolution. But the opposition’s military command is still a mess, and until it’s fixed, jihadist extremists will keep getting more powerful.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a tank-to-bowl gasket
November 26, 2012
When a running toilet “ghost flushes” at intervals greater than 15 minutes apart, chances are the tank-to-bowl gasket needs to be replaced.
Lawrence Laundry: Winter style for middle-aged women
November 26, 2012
There is an easy formula to follow when searching for age-appropriate winter clothes.
40 years ago: Fire damages Griff’s Burger Bar
November 26, 2012
The blaze apparently had started near a French-fry unit.
River City Jules: Saying farewell
November 26, 2012
After three years and more than 150 columns for the Go! section, I have decided it is time to move on.
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.
Tune In Tonight: No cheer in ‘Killer Kids’
November 26, 2012
The Bio Channel interrupts our inescapable and all-too-premature holiday binge of forced cheer to premiere a new season of “Killer Kids” (7 p.m., 8 p.m., season premiere at 9 p.m.).
Horoscopes for Nov. 26
November 26, 2012
For Monday, Nov. 26: This year your life proves to be quite lively. At times, when you think you finally understand someone or a situation, you’ll discover that that’s not the case. If you are single, you could make quite a fuss until you meet the right person. If you are attached, the two of you need to agree to disagree and learn to respect each other’s differences.