Archive for Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Also from December 24

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On the street
What are your thoughts on KU football's 3-9 season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Another bad sign for the program
I’m not thrilled but not disappointed
Jayhawks made progress
Total 319

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Chiefs: Jamaal Charles needs more touches
December 24, 2013
There is no prescribed number of plays that Chiefs coach Andy Reid would like the ball to end up in the hands of Jamaal Charles, one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL.
The man behind the mic: Bob Davis in 30th year as voice of the Jayhawks
December 24, 2013
Bob Davis, a 2006 inductee in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame who has been named the state’s Sportscaster of the Year 13 times, isn’t the type of person to boast about his own accomplishments. By Gary Bedore
Salvation Army expects final tally of kettle campaign to come up short
December 24, 2013
At 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, the iconic red kettles of the Salvation Army were packed up for the year. But after coming up shy of its $115,000 goal, the Lawrence chapter still hopes to receive a few more contributions online or over the phone.
Jayhawks land commitment from former Florida tight end Kent Taylor
Taylor was top-ranked TE in Class of 2012
December 24, 2013
For the third offseason in a row, the Kansas University football program and head coach Charlie Weis have landed a commitment from a high-profile transfer. Former Florida Gator Kent Taylor, the No. 1-ranked tight end in the Class of 2012, told Jon Kirby of on Tuesday that he was transferring to Kansas. By Matt Tait
To put on Christmas Day dinner, a small army needed
December 24, 2013
The Community Christmas Day Dinner Committee will host its annual Christmas Day dinner at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chiefs might rest starters
December 24, 2013
The dilemma that faces Chiefs coach Andy Reid this week is not an unfamiliar one. In fact, several times during his 14-year tenure in Philadelphia he faced a similar situation. Play his starters or sit them? Rest or let them roll?
Bill Self: Zone defenses not without merits
December 24, 2013
Bill Self, who preaches in-your-face, man-to-man defense, isn’t against implementing the triangle-and-two, box-and-one or even a 3-2 zone if it helps win basketball games. By Gary Bedore
Column: Stowers powers recruiting for KU
December 24, 2013
Two years ago, right around this time, I had my first telephone conversation with Keon Stowers. I learned then what a lot of current Kansas University football recruits are discovering today. Stowers is someone you want to be around. By Matt Tait
Black on track: ‘Hard work paid off’ for Kansas’ big-man transfer
December 24, 2013
Saturday, during Kansas University’s 86-64 victory over Georgetown, Tarik Black made all five field-goal attempts and seven of nine shots from the free-throw line during his first breakout game with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
40 years ago: Traveling Kansas couple recovers money left in car
December 24, 2013
A couple from Paola, Kansas, had a close call this week after nearly losing a large amount of cash.
Letter: Downtown growth
December 24, 2013
Cultural heritage and authenticity are some of the attributes of a historic district. The review standards for impacts upon a Historic District, Historic Landmarks, and Environs Review are well documented.
Letter: Other guys?
December 24, 2013
On Dec. 19, the Journal-World published a story entitled “The Other Guys,” which distinguished two “star” players on the Lawrence High School varsity boys’ basketball team from the “other” boys on the team.  This unfortunate nickname was repeated by one of the “stars” in a post-game interview.
Letter: Political policy
December 24, 2013
I agree with Sunday’s editorial about current Kansas University policy on social media, which the author titles “Curbing speech.”
Double Take: Carving out college niche can help cure homesickness
December 24, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes & Kendra: I graduated from high school in the spring and moved about 80 miles away for college. Even though it’s not far, I’ve been homesick. … Is time and getting used to being away from family the only thing that will help?
Universities will be charged with enforcing new regents policy on social media
December 24, 2013
While the Kansas Board of Regents approved a policy that could result in faculty and staff at public universities being fired over improper use of social media, it will be up to the schools to enforce it. By Scott Rothschild
Editorial: Football embarrassment
Is there any hope for Kansas University to rise above its ranking as the worst team in all of the six power conferences?
December 24, 2013
During the past several weeks, college football coaches have been scouring the country looking for talented high school or junior college players. The recruiting game can be, and is, vicious because coaches know the excellence of their recruiting efforts will determine, to a large degree, the level of success the coaches are likely to enjoy.
Opinion: Assad reign of terror must be stopped
December 24, 2013
The three young Syrian women had managed to escape from the rebel-held section of Aleppo for a few days’ rest across the border in Turkey. Asma, 26, a university graduate in English literature, has been volunteering for the past two years as a nurse in a field hospital, treating civilian victims of the war, which has divided Aleppo into conflict zones held by the rebels and the regime.
Are e-cigarettes a savior or just smoke and mirrors?
December 24, 2013
Despite the prevalence of stories of people using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking, many public health and medical professionals have yet to endorse e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to the traditional variety. Neither has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has announced its intention to regulate e-cigarettes but has yet to write any rules. By Giles Bruce
100 years ago: Children anticipating great joys of Christmas Day
December 24, 2013
“Christmas is the children’s day. The real pleasures of Christmas are theirs.”
25 years ago: Toys, candy canes, world peace mentioned in Lawrence children’s letters to Santa
December 24, 2013
“If you bring me presents, I like the ones in the red and green boxes.”