Archive for Monday, January 7, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore soars in for a dunk before the student section late in the game against Temple on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. Solitary swipe: Ben McLemore’s late steal turns tide in 69-62 KU win
January 6, 2013
Kansas guard Ben McLemore made KU’s only steal of the day count, turning the defensive play into a breakaway dunk as the Jayhawks grabbed the lead for good in a seven-point victory over Temple. By Gary Bedore • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio
6:00 a.m.
Kevin Griffin, Leavenworth, raises his hat over his head and lets out a yell while he portrays John Stringfellow during a reenactment of a territorial Kansas town hall meeting at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Kansas Territorial Characters’ re-enactment shows dark side of local history
January 6, 2013
A public meeting in Lecompton on Sunday was marred by bitter partisan division and troubling examples of violence in American society — of the 1850s. The re-enactment, a historical play called “Kansas Territorial Characters,” is one of two written by J. Howard Duncan and regularly performed by the Lecompton Re-enactors, an acting troupe associated with the Kansas Historical Society. By Ian Cummings
12:00 p.m.
During a two week period in October, the interior of the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky, sanctuary was renovated. This photograph is a panoramic image created from five individual images. First Christian Church, site of LINK, undergoes long overdue renovations
January 7, 2013
When Maxine Graves, one of the oldest active members of First Christian Church, walked into her church recently, she got tears in her eyes. The 88-year-old woman was stunned. She never thought it would look as beautiful as it does now. “I think it’s great progress,” said Graves, who has attended First Christian since 1950. “It’s time we did something. The whole sanctuary needs to be done every so often because things get so worn.” By Rebekka Schlichting
10:22 p.m.
Pete Barrett and his daughter Katie Barrett, a KU junior and DJ at KJHK,  have teamed up to broadcast songs from a playlist Pete prepared during his days as a college DJ about 35 years ago.  KU student, father joining to play long-lost 1970s playlist on KJHK airwaves
January 7, 2013
During Katie Barrett’s shift Tuesday afternoon at KJHK, Kansas University’s student-run radio station, she will join with her father, Pete, for an inter-generational music broadcast, featuring a playlist he prepared for a shift at the Northern Illinois University student radio station in the late 1970s. By Matt Erickson

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Editorial: Curriculum shift
A shift to a new core curriculum at Kansas University may be painful, but the university can’t afford to simply maintain the academic status quo.
January 7, 2013
Exactly what skills and knowledge should a Kansas University graduate have?