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Archive for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Polls
Gov. Brownback is urging Kansans to lose weight. Do you plan on dropping some pounds in 2013?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
67%
No
 
25%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 363

Lead stories

12:12 a.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey gets a long arm over a shot by San Jose State guard Xavier Jones during the first half on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. A ‘special’ feat: Jeff Withey records triple-double, helps KU top San Jose State
November 27, 2012
On a night when Kansas coach Bill Self said his team “didn’t do anything,” KU center Jeff Withey saved the Jayhawks with KU’s second official triple double in a 70-57 win over San Jose State. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Notebook: Zach Peters to leave KU basketball team because of health issues
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self yells at his players to get it together after a near turnover against San Jose State during the second half on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Opinion: Bill Self not happy with team’s guard play
November 27, 2012
Generally, the worse Kansas coach Bill Self’s team plays, the more colorful the coach’s post-game remarks. Monday was no exception, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.
10:00 a.m.
Lindsay Buscher, left, of Lawrence, and Karen Rippel, of Topeka, enjoy an outdoor lunch Monday on Massachusetts Street. The city is considering lifting a long-standing ban against downtown bars applying for sidewalk seating areas. 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
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University Students walk on Jayhawk Boulevard past Lippincott Hall on Thursday. Fall enrollment numbers show a 2.7 percent decline in overall enrollment but a 5.3 percent increase in freshman enrollment. 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

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Graduation numbers improve in Lawrence school district
November 27, 2012
The overall 4-year graduation rate improved in 2012, while gaps narrowed for low-income and minority students. By Peter Hancock
Location of downtown bus transfer point set to change
November 27, 2012
By early next year, the area near Ninth and Vermont streets will be the new center of the city’s public transit system. By Chad Lawhorn
City commissioners move forward on expanding rental registration program to all rentals in Lawrence
November 27, 2012
A majority of city commissioners on Tuesday said they were ready to move forward on a new program that would require every rental unit in the city — all 18,000 of them — to register with the city and undergo periodic inspections for code violations. By Chad Lawhorn
Ex-Sen. Dole hospitalized for routine procedure
November 27, 2012
Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas has checked himself into Walter Reed Army Medical Center for what his spokeswoman described as a routine procedure.
Twenty KU freshmen living in ‘learning community’ produce film
November 27, 2012
The film “Té Buffet of Life” is the result of a semester-long experience for 20 Kansas University freshmen who all live in the same residence-hall wing as part of a “living learning community.” The movie, a half-hour long high-school romantic comedy, will be screened Wednesday night at the Kansas Union. By Matt Erickson
Third KU engineering dean candidate appearing at forum Thursday
November 27, 2012
A distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be the third candidate for the Kansas University School of Engineering dean position to visit campus this fall, KU announced Tuesday.
Lawrence woman pleads to burglarizing a home
November 27, 2012
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges stemming from an Sept. 28 burglary of a home in the 500 block of Florida Street. By Shaun Hittle
State’s new Christmas ornament honors Washburn
November 27, 2012
The official Christmas tree ornament for Kansas this year honors Washburn University’s 150th anniversary.
Intorno serving ‘unpretentious’ classic Italian fare downtown
November 27, 2012
At Intorno, classic Italian food doesn’t translate into the overstuffed menus and trough-sized entrees of some Midwestern restaurants’ approaches to the cuisine. Like its understated, rustic-modern decor, Intorno’s menu features a carefully selected lineup of chef/owner Jim Vaughn’s dishes on a simple one-page menu. By Sara Shepherd
Town Talk: Honoring firefighters, renovating Dillons
November 27, 2012
Leaders with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are set to forward a recommendation to city commissioners to use the park at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue to remember area firefighters. The park currently doesn’t have a name but rather is just a bit of an open field with some playground equipment and a basketball goal. By Chad Lawhorn
Police respond to reported Kwik Shop robbery
12:58 a.m., November 27, 2012 Updated 02:38 p.m.
Lawrence police responded to a reported robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St., at 11:53 p.m. Monday night. Lawrence police Sgt. Damon Thomas said a white male with facial hair entered the store, demanded money from the cash register and left with an undisclosed amount in a white sports utility vehicle.
Journal-World All-Area volleyball team
12:36 a.m., November 27, 2012 Updated 11:25 a.m.
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area Volleyball team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Jayhawks: Culture change keyed breakthrough volleyball season
November 27, 2012
Just how did a Kansas University volleyball squad that went 15-14 a year ago transform into a 25-6 team this year? By Jesse Newell
Firebirds firing up for start of winter seasons
November 27, 2012
Free State High’s winter sports teams are about to get their earliest hints about what the next three months might have in store for them. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Bill Self not happy with team’s guard play
November 27, 2012
Generally, the worse Kansas coach Bill Self’s team plays, the more colorful the coach’s post-game remarks. Monday was no exception, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.
Demand for e-books growing at libraries
But multiple hurdles still exist in providing digital option
November 27, 2012
Visitors to the Tonganoxie Public Library are letting director Kelly Fann know that they aren’t there just for traditional paper books. “I do a one-on-one with a patron at least once a day with an e-reader device, whether it’s an iPhone, an iPad, or a Kindle, or a Nook, you name it,” she said. By Caroline Boyer
A ‘special’ feat: Jeff Withey records triple-double, helps KU top San Jose State
November 27, 2012
On a night when Kansas coach Bill Self said his team “didn’t do anything,” KU center Jeff Withey saved the Jayhawks with KU’s second official triple double in a 70-57 win over San Jose State. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Notebook: Zach Peters to leave KU basketball team because of health issues
Letter: Muted holiday
November 27, 2012 in print edition on A9
I would like to encourage everyone to celebrate a mindful Christmas this year in sympathy and solidarity with those who are the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
40 years ago: Kansas AG to assist in drafting bingo amendment
November 27, 2012
Bingo was technically classed as a lottery.
25 years ago: Day after Thanksgiving sees Lawrence stores opening at 7 a.m.
November 27, 2012
The Lawrence Kmart had opened its doors at 6:50 to find 25 people already waiting in line.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ returns
November 27, 2012
The forensics buddy cop drama “Rizzoli and Isles” (8 p.m., TNT) enters its fourth season in domestic mode.
Editorial: Poor practice
November 27, 2012
The Lawrence City Commission is preparing to follow its own poor precedent by moving forward on annexing a plot of land before the use and zoning for that property has been finalized. On tonight’s consent agenda — where it will get no discussion unless a commissioner or member of the public specifically requests it — is the annexation of approximately 90 acres just north of Sixth Street on the east side of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Opinion: Obama’s Asia trip has broad impact
November 27, 2012 in print edition on A9
President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Asia was totally overshadowed by the violence in Gaza, to the point that few of us paid any attention to it. But his visit to Asia may have major implications for Latin America in general, and for Cuba in particular.
Horoscopes for Nov. 27
November 27, 2012
For Tuesday, Nov. 27: This year your increased intensity dominates nearly any scene. When you are frustrated, you could become controlling or sarcastic. If you are single, those traits will not be especially desirable. If you are attached, your sweetie expresses a lot of good will.
Opinion: Rethinking our transportation needs
November 27, 2012 in print edition on A9
It is a tiny tragedy that we will pave over a few acres of designated wetlands. The real tragedy is our failure to imagine transportation solutions that both work and respect our natural and human world.
100 years ago: Bacteria-laden river water pumped into city supply
November 27, 2012
“It is time for us to act as human beings and refuse to be victims any longer.”