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Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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12:53 a.m.
2012 LHS graduates look on during the commencement ceremony under sunny skies on Sunday as friends and family watch from the stands. 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
10:00 a.m.
In this scene from "Té Buffet of Life," KU freshmen in a Mount Oread Scholars "living learning community" program portray high school students. The film, a high-school romantic comedy, was written, directed, produced, acted and edited by a group of 20 students in the program. Scenes at the "high school" were filmed in Wescoe Hall, where the group meets for a seminar. 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
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University’s Caroline Jarmoc, left, celebrates a kill with Erin McNorton during the Jayhawks' volleyball match against No. 19 Iowa State on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Horejsi Center. Heritage, hungry personality drive KU volleyball star Jarmoc
November 28, 2012
Kansas University volleyball star Caroline Jarmoc credits her parents, Polish emigrants, for her assertive personality and perspective on life. By Tom Keegan
6:00 p.m.
Case #11: Nov. 21, 7:15 a.m. 
Fire crews work the scene of a Tuesday morning fire at 2413 Ousdahl Road in Lawrence. ATF offers reward for information about suspected arsons in south Lawrence
4:02 p.m., November 28, 2012 Updated 5:38 p.m.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a rash of suspected arsons in central Lawrence. More than a dozen small fires have been set inside or near apartment complexes. By Shaun Hittle and Alex Parker

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How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 28 NBA games
November 28, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Douglas County Commission delays action on historic preservation plan
November 28, 2012
Commissioner Jim Flory raises concerns that a historic preservation plan could infringe on private property rights of others. By Peter Hancock
KU women knock out Grambling State, 101-47
08:59 p.m., November 28, 2012 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Sophomore forward Chelsea Gardner posted a career-high 26 points on 11-for-13 shooting, leading the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 101-47 victory over Grambling State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell
Lawrence Memorial Hospital to begin process to become trauma center
November 28, 2012
A trip via air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital may be less likely in future years for Douglas County residents who suffer trauma-level injuries in car accidents and other medical emergencies. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Arts Center, Spencer Museum receive NEA grants
November 28, 2012
Two Lawrence entities have announced that they received significant National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grants to further their missions.
ATF offers reward for information about suspected arsons in south Lawrence
04:02 p.m., November 28, 2012 Updated 05:38 p.m.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a rash of suspected arsons in central Lawrence. More than a dozen small fires have been set inside or near apartment complexes. By Shaun Hittle and Alex Parker
Kansas Powerball ticket sales hit $1.1M in 1 day
November 28, 2012
The mammoth jackpot in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is proving irresistible to thousands of hopeful Kansans.
Suspect in two Lawrence convenience store robberies arrested and charged
12:32 p.m., November 28, 2012 Updated 04:13 p.m.
A 35-year-old Maryland man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with the recent robberies of two Lawrence convenience stores.By Shaun Hittle
Former Chiefs, Army leaders discuss head injuries
10:25 a.m., November 28, 2012 Updated 05:31 p.m.
Former Kansas City Chiefs players and Army leaders say a change in culture about the risks of concussions is possible but must start at the top levels in sports and the military.
Afternoon tea to feature ‘Sound of Music’ cast
November 28, 2012
The First United Methodist Church will hold an afternoon tea for people who are 55 and older on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St.
Local sex offender sentenced to 46 months in child pornography case
November 28, 2012
A 32-year-old Douglas County man was sentenced Monday to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender and viewing child pornography, according to federal court records. By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Consumption dampens holiday spirit
November 28, 2012 in print edition on A8
Bing Crosby would be appalled.
Editorial: Big bond
School district officials are looking at a bond issue that will require considerable explanation and salesmanship.
November 28, 2012
During a recent visit to the Journal-World, Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll and school board President Vanessa Sanburn were quick to say that a board member’s earlier estimate that a proposed school bond issue could reach $100 million was too high. Apparently, not by much.
Tune In Tonight: Spend an hour with ‘The Hour’
November 28, 2012
Viewers who can’t wait for the sixth season of “Mad Men” to arrive can console themselves with the season premiere of “The Hour” (8 p.m., BBC America). Set in 1957 in the London studio of a struggling news program, “The Hour” is filled with period fashions, habits (smoking and drinking) and attitudes (sexism galore and adultery).
LHS quarterback Strauss named finalist for area award
November 28, 2012
Lawrence High senior quarterback Brad Strauss was named a finalist for the Thomas A. Simone Award Tuesday evening.
25 years ago: Holiday shoppers encounter bar codes on merchandise
November 28, 2012
Some customers were concerned that the new systems would erode customer privacy.
100 years ago: Lawrence enjoys quiet Thanksgiving
November 28, 2012
“The usual number of family dinners were in progress this noon over the city.”
Veritas football earns six all-state honors
November 28, 2012
Six players from Veritas Christian’s eight-man football team received all-state honors from the Kansas Christian Athletic Association for their play in the Eagles’ 8-3 season.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 27 NBA games
November 28, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Ex-Firebird lineman Lisher signs with Baker
November 28, 2012
Former Free State High offensive lineman Michael Lisher signed a letter of intent to play football at Baker University, Wildcats coach Mike Grossner announced Tuesday.
40 years ago: South Junior High students questioned following restroom fire
November 28, 2012
Electrical malfunction had been ruled out as a cause.
Horoscopes for Nov. 28
November 28, 2012
For Wednesday, Nov. 28: This year you often will switch from one outlook to the next. You even might feel like a human seesaw of sorts. If you are single, you could meet someone significant to your life history. If you are attached, resist the urge to fight with the one you love.
Jayhawks wary of West Virginia game-breaker Tavon Austin
November 28, 2012
West Virginia playmaker Tavon Austin caught the eye of Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, who hopes his defense won’t be the latest to fall victim to the do-it-all player’s talent. By Matt Tait
Heritage, hungry personality drive KU volleyball star Jarmoc
November 28, 2012
Kansas University volleyball star Caroline Jarmoc credits her parents, Polish emigrants, for her assertive personality and perspective on life. By Tom Keegan
Post-concussion concerns, symptoms lead to Peters’ leave from KU
November 28, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball forward Zach Peters will head home to Plano, Texas, to recover from the effects of post-concussion syndrome. By Gary Bedore
KU women confident shooting woes will sort out
November 28, 2012
For now, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is going to consider it a positive sign that her team is 5-0 despite ranking last in the Big 12 in three-point shooting. By Jesse Newell
Lions eager to work toward winning winter seasons
November 28, 2012
As Lawrence High’s winter sports programs prepare to open their seasons, the number of athletes who already have experienced varsity success varies from team to team. By Benton Smith
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
November 28, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
November 28, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team is revealed. By Benton Smith