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Kansas Volleyball vs. Cleveland State (NCAA First Round) Kansas basketball v. Oregon State
How would you grade the KU football team this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
F: They gave me nothing to cheer about
B: They were better this year, but have some improvements to make
D: Not much went right
C: They played below my expectations
A: The team exceeded my expectations
Total 705
Have you ever donated an organ?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, but I’m an organ donor
No, but I’d consider it
Total 285

All stories

Beaver fever: Self searching for answers on D after close win over Oregon State
November 30, 2012
After watching his guards get burned by Oregon State, Kansas coach Bill Self is considering drastic measures — and even zone defenses — following his team’s 84-78 victory on Friday over Oregon State at Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore • KU coach Bill Self audio • Travis Releford and Ben McLemore audio • Box score
Kansas volleyball wins NCAA opener
09:01 p.m., November 30, 2012 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Kansas University’s volleyball team won its NCAA Tournament opener, 3-1, over Cleveland State on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Former Cordley School custodian recovering after bicycle accident
November 30, 2012
A former Cordley School custodian is still in the hospital following a bicycle accident, but recovering, friends say. By Shaun Hittle
Eudora hires Park City’s police chief
04:17 p.m., November 30, 2012 Updated 05:43 p.m.
The city of Eudora has hired Park City Police Chief Bill Edwards to be the Eudora Police Department’s new chief, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon. Edwards — who served as a major in the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department until 2007 — was selected out of more than 100 candidates, said Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein. By Shaun Hittle
Community members put on red heels for good cause
November 30, 2012
For the third straight year, members of the Lawrence community donned red high heels for a calendar shoot to benefit The Willow Domestic Violence Center. By Adam Strunk
Kansas state library returning to Statehouse
November 30, 2012
After two years in temporary quarters, the State Library of Kansas is returning to its refurbished home in the Statehouse.
Dad tries to cut BB from son’s skull with knife
November 30, 2012
A 12-year-old Wichita boy is in protective custody after police say his father tried to remove a BB from his skull with a utility knife.
Cuteness streams from Humane Society’s Kitty Cam
November 30, 2012
Add the Kansas Humane Society’s new “Kitty Cam” to the list of 6,719,332 things to distract you when you’re supposed to be working.
KU making progress on accessibility for students with disabilities
November 30, 2012
Kansas University has so far checked off 21 of 49 recommendations made in summer 2011 by a group examining accessibility for people with disabilities, and one student who advocates for accessibility says she’s seen a change in attitudes on campus, as well. By Matt Erickson
Police release numbers on seatbelt enforcement and Fake ID 101 actions
November 30, 2012
Police release results from recent seatbelt enforcement action and Fake ID 101 operation. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas Legal Services to close Lawrence branch
November 30, 2012
State budget cuts are forcing Kansas Legal Services, which provides help to low-income Kansans, to close its branch office in Lawrence, officials said Friday. By Scott Rothschild and Shaun Hittle
Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill
November 30, 2012
American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what’s best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years. staff’s Week 14 college football picks
November 30, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 14 of the college football season.
Warrant issued for sex offender who missed court on firearms charge
November 30, 2012
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 31-year-old Lawrence man charged with firing a gun in a February incident outside an apartment in northern Lawrence. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence man arrested after reports of gunshots
11:08 a.m., November 30, 2012 Updated 04:14 p.m.
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday night in the 300 block of Michigan Street after allegedly firing an assault rifle on numerous occasions. By Shaun Hittle
Lesser prairie chicken may get threatened listing
11:04 a.m., November 30, 2012 Updated 02:49 p.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is considering formally listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.
Chamber of Commerce backs single terminal at KC airport
November 30, 2012
The Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is backing a controversial proposal to consolidate the city’s airport into one terminal.
Oklahoma woman charged in connection with death of her mother, formerly of Lawrence
November 30, 2012
An Oklahoma woman is being held on a $50,000 bond after being charged with desecration of a human corpse connected to the death of her mother, a 79-year-old former Lawrence woman. Shelly D. Maytubby of Eufala, Okla., was arrested Tuesday after police found the body of Erlene McCune wrapped in a sheet in Maytubby’s garage. By Shaun Hittle
Rob Chestnut seeking to return to Lawrence City Commission
November 30, 2012
Rob Chestnut, who served a four-year term on the Lawrence City Commission that ended in 2011, has filed for a seat on the commission. If elected, Chestnut said, he would focus on core city services, as well as attracting new industry to the community. By Chad Lawhorn
Veritas basketball teams win openers
November 30, 2012
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team overcame an early 11-point deficit and claimed a season-opening victory over Chanute Christian, 44-41, on Thursday in the Shea Tournament. The Eagles trailed 16-5 after one quarter and 25-15 with two minutes left in the second quarter.
Letter: Process is fine
November 30, 2012
I read with interest the op-ed piece in Thursday’s paper by Professor Ware. Professor Ware argues that the current process for selecting nominees (final appointments are made by the governor) to our state’s appellate courts should be changed. His rationale is that it is “undemocratic.” Typically those who press for a change in the status quo must convince the public that there is a need for change. Professor Ware makes no argument that the court is ineffective, unjust or incompetent.
LHS football duo up for award
November 30, 2012
Lawrence High football teammates Brad Strauss and Will Thompson are up for the Kansas US Air Force Precision Airstrike of the Year award.
25 years ago: LHS wins state football championship
November 30, 2012
The Lions had defeated top-ranked Manhattan High School.
40 years ago: Lawrence man loses home, cat in fire
November 30, 2012
A one-room house at 2132 1/2 Learnard had been destroyed by fire at about noon today.
100 years ago: Burglars enter homes on Louisiana, Ohio streets
November 30, 2012
“The theft of an overcoat was reported to the police this morning….”
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 29 NBA games
November 30, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Jayhawks refreshed and ready to open NCAA volleyball tourney at home
November 30, 2012
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard gave his players extra rest in preparation for the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament opener tonight at Allen Fieldhouse, and his players say they can feel the difference. By Jesse Newell
Opinion: From the gridiron to the golf course, John Hadl’s a gamer
November 30, 2012
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan was able to cross off an item on his bucket list after playing a round of golf with Kansas University football great John Hadl.
KU’s Lucas eager to see match-up with all the president’s men at Oregon State
November 30, 2012
Kansas University freshman Landen Lucas was recruited heavily by the Jayhawks’ next foe, Oregon State, a team coached by President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law. By Gary Bedore
Cheering on KU in the NCAA tourney? Brush up on the vernacular of volleyball
November 30, 2012
With the Kansas University volleyball team hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament today at Allen Fieldhouse, here’s a quick glossary of some of the most popular terms that newcomers to the sport might hear tossed around at Allen Fieldhouse this weekend.
The makings of a match: FSHS coach details volleyball’s key players, plays
November 30, 2012
Not all those attending this weekend’s NCAA Tournament volleyball matches at Allen Fieldhouse will be experts in the sport. Free State High School volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins has a few pointers. By Jesse Newell
Journal-World All-Area Football Team
November 30, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area football team is revealed. By Benton Smith
Horoscopes for Nov. 30
November 30, 2012
For Friday, Nov. 30: This year success comes from relating on a one-on-one level, both professionally and personally. Others sense your compassion and become more responsive. If you are single, you might feel like you’re on a dating roller coaster. If you are attached, the two of you rediscover the chemistry in your relationship.
Editorial: Success story
November 30, 2012
Tonight and, hopefully, Saturday night, local residents are lucky enough to have the opportunity to see the Kansas University volleyball team play in the NCAA championship tournament. The members of the team are excited for this opportunity but, for them, it was far more than a matter of luck. It involved a lot of hard work and determination.
Tune In Tonight: Christmas specials too early this year
November 30, 2012
According to my calendar, we’re still in November. But the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime have been churning out Christmas movies at a furious pace for weeks now!
Opinion: America needs to think bigger
November 30, 2012 in print edition on A9
“Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems” says the provocative headline in the current issue of MIT Technology Review. This package ought to go in President Obama’s reading pile as he ponders his January inaugural address and second-term agenda.
Opinion: Maybe it’s time for tax revolt
November 30, 2012 in print edition on A9
Congress returned to “work” this week (now there’s a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people’s money is a taxing experience.