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THE REV. DEAN E. WOLFE, A LAWRENCE RESIDENT, IS THE EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF KANSAS and the vice president of the House of Bishops for the Episcopal Church. Wolfe’s roles have him traveling throu ghout Kansas and the world, and he is lauded for his reconciliation work.

Bishop of Kansas finds true calling helping to lead Episcopal Church By Christine Metz

On the Rev. Dean Elliott Wolfe’s hand sits a gold ring with a large, purple stone. Once at a youth soccer game in Lawrence, that ring caught the eye and imagination of a little boy. The boy was quickly disappointed when he learned the ring was worn by the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, not a Super Bowl champion. Most Episcopal bishops have similar stories of humbleness, Wolfe said. At a coffee shop near Coffeyville, a waitress inquired about a large gold cross hanging from Wolfe’s neck. Wolfe had just moved from Texas, where apparently even a pectoral cross is bigger.


Combining N.Y., Kennedy faces complex path to success By Mark Fagan

Folks representing Kennedy School have an idea for consolidating schools, taking care of kids and keeping property taxes level. All it would take is closing their school, closing New York School, and moving the bulk of the students into a new school — one that likely would be best suited for land that would be exchanged with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, stretch into some cityowned property nearby and perhaps include acquisition of a couple of private residences and their lots at the south-

“Now that is some kind of cross,” the waitress said, to which Wolfe responded he was the Episcopal bishop of Kansas. “Well la dee da,” she replied and then yelled to the cook in the back, “Hey, Frank, his holiness wants his hamburger medium-rare!” He told that story from the pulpit of the Washington National Cathedral when a delegation from Kansas traveled to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Episcopal Dioceses of Kansas. Wolfe, who lives in Lawrence with his wife, Ellen, has been the bishop of Kansas since 2003. It is a position that oversees 46 congregations, two campus ministry centers, two social services agencies, a parochial school and the Kansas School for Ministry. Wolfe is also vice president of the

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CONSOLIDATION OPTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED 1605 Davis Road, call for closing both Kennedy and New York School, 936 N.Y., with the bulk of their students attending a new school built at or adjacent to the former East Heights School, 1430 Haskell Ave. Also proposed: Combine Hillcrest and Sunset Hill at the Sunset Hill site, either in an expanded or new building.

Representatives from Pinckney also suggest combining Hillcrest and Sunset Hill at an expanded Sunset Hill, and combining Kennedy and New York in a new building at an expanded East Heights location. An alternative: New York would close, sending its students to Pinckney and Kennedy; Kennedy’s early-childhood program would shift either to New York or Hillcrest. (Note: Representatives from Cordley and New York schools have not submitted proposals for group consideration.)

Here are four scenarios for school consolidation set to be discussed Monday evening by the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group, which meets at 7 p.m. at Lawrence school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive:

Representatives from Hillcrest School, 1045 Hilltop Drive, suggest expanding Hillcrest so it could accept students from Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz Road. Other Sunset Hill students would go to Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness Drive.

Representatives from Sunset Hill propose expanding Sunset Hill so that it could handle up to 100 Hillcrest students, plus some others from Sunflower School. Closing would be Pinckney School, 810 W. Sixth St., with its students moving to Hillcrest.

Representatives from Kennedy School, west corner of 15th Street and Haskell Avenue. All with anticipated voter approval of a bond issue. “It’s tough to make decisions based on what might happen,” concedes Tim

Laurent, who has a child at Kennedy and serves as a representative on the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group. Please see SCHOOLS, page 8A


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House of Bishops. In other words, he is the Joe Biden of the Episcopal Church. He serves directly under Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Her election made history in 2006 because she was the first woman to lead an Anglican national church. Wolfe’s roles have him traveling throughout Kansas and the world. “It’s a joy to do this work,” he said. He’s been to a bombed-out hospital in the Gaza Strip and a garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen of England. He’s stood on the equator in Ecuador and proceeded down the aisle at Canterbury Cathedral. He has presided over the 100th anniversary celebration of the

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Local real estate agent John Esau can stand in the driveway of a nice single-family home that he has for sale in Lawrence’s Deerfield neighborhood and see three homes that are sitting completely empty. Sure, the emptiness is a sign of an economic downturn that has been vicious to the housing market. But maybe the view from Deerfield, and a host of other fine Lawrence neighborhoods, also is focusing on something else. Maybe it is a clue — a clue to a mystery that has been lurking in Lawrence like a butler with a guilty conscience or Col. Mustard with a candlestick in the library. Yeah, Lawrence has a mystery on its hands. For the moment, file it under the category of a missing-persons case — 5,084 missing persons. The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this year released its finding from its once-per-decade count of Lawrence’s population. The Census Bureau found 87,643 people living in Lawrence as of April 1, 2010. As previously reported, that caught Lawrence City Hall officials by surprise. City planners had estimated that there would be at least 92,727 people living in the city. That’s a difference of more

City officials have a strong suspicion that the Census Bureau simply didn’t count all the housing units that exist in Lawrence. than 5 percent. Or another way to put it is, with one report, the Census Bureau knocked Lawrence back to 2004, which is when city planners had thought the city’s population topped the 87,000 mark. The Census finding officially marked the decade of the 2000s as Lawrence’s slowest decade for growth since the days of the Great Depression. If the Census Bureau is right, that is. City officials have a strong suspicion that the Census Bureau simply didn’t count all the housing units that exist in Lawrence. “We’re very certain that is the case,” said Amy Miller, a city-county planner who oversees Census-related data for Lawrence and Douglas County. “We have a very good handle on our building permits and our housing numbers.” But thinking it and proving it are two different things. And as the Census Bureau releases more detailed data from its count, little pieces of evidence pop up that raise the question Please see CENSUS, page 6A

KU hopes flagging struggling students will boost retention By Andy Hyland

A new initiative at Kansas University will use a software program to flag first-year students who are struggling in class and will then attempt to connect them with resources to help them succeed. Chris Haufler is a KU professor of ecology and evolutionary biology who has been serving as a special assistant to the provost and was tasked by KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to lead an effort to raise KU’s retention and graduation rates. If a student is flagged, they’ll get a call from KU’s student advising office. An adviser will seek to determine any issues and will seek to get students connected to a variety of on-campus sup-

port networks that already exist, including tutoring, writing help or other support as necessary. A flag could come after a certain number of missed courses, assignments not turned in or a failed pop quiz. “We leave it up to the professors in the course to establish what the threshold will be,” Haufler said. KU will contract with Starfish Retention Solutions, based in Arlington, Va., to provide the software. Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman, said that KU was still in the process of finalizing its contract, and she could not provide an estimate as to how much the program would cost. She also did not have a time frame for when the contract Please see RETENTION, page 2A

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DEATHS SELMA IRENE PULLEY Funeral service for Selma Irene Pulley, 77, Mission, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

She died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

DOROTHY STEWARD Funeral services for Dorothy Steward, 95, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

She died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Baldwin City.

RICHARD ‘ROY’ MCAFERTY A private family burial for Richard “Roy” McAferty, 78, McLouth, will be at McLouth Cemetery. He died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1932, in the Lone Star area of Douglas County, the son of Harold “Red” and Louise Mary Boutwell McAferty. Mr. McAferty lived most of his life in McLouth and was a 1950 graduate of McLouth High School. He attended Clark’s Business School in Topeka. He served as the accountant for the Leavenworth-Jefferson Rural Electric Co-op for 41 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Lyra Masonic Lodge No. 256 in McLouth and a former fire chief of the McLouth Volunteer Fire Department. He married Dorothy Marie Robinson on Jan. 1, 1951, in Ozawkie. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Marlin and wife Josie, Bowling Green, Mo., and Larry and wife Lynette, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Judith Wheeler

and husband Shawn, McLouth, and Debbie Kesinger and husband Merlin, McLouth; one brother, Elmer and McAferty wife Velma, McLouth; one sister, Rita Dorei Powell and husband Don, Ormond Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday at Barnett Family Funeral Home, 1220 Walnut St., U.S. Highway 59 in Oskaloosa, where the family will meet them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. Online condolences may be sent at barnettfamilyfh. com.

Linda Gail Frost Linda Gail Frost, 61, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 4, 2011 in Topeka, KS. She was born November 26, 1949 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Clayton L. and Edith M. (Mitchell) Frost. Linda attended special education classes at Sumner Elementary School and the Topeka Association for Retarded Citizens. Earlier she participated in the Special Olympics, but in later times her favorite activities were watching TV, browsing through magazines with her cat “Tigger” at her side, and drinking BIG cokes. Holidays and birthdays, especially her own, were very important to Linda. She was baptized at Quivira Heights Church of Christ in Topeka. For the past 26 years, Linda was lovingly cared for by the staff of Quest Services, resided in Neosho Rapids, KS, and attended Day Services in Hartford, KS. The staff of Quest Services became her second family where Linda blossomed under their loving care. Her family will forever be grateful for the tenderness they provided in caring for our Linda Gail. Friends and family were so blessed by Linda’s sense of humor which was evident in her

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twinkling eyes and giggles. Her huge hugs and kisses will be sorely missed. Linda is Frost survived by her loving mother Edith M. (Mitchell) Frost and her siblings, JoAnn (Steve) Kirk and Bob Frost all of Topeka. Linda is the cherished aunt of 3 nieces: Christa (Ron) Webber of Florida, Josie (Mike) Pagel and Liesel (Brad) Fink of Topeka. Three great nieces and seven great nephews will carry on Linda’s memory. She was preceded in death by her father, Clayton L. Frost on November 27, 2008. A private celebration of Linda Gail’s life was held on November 12, 2011 at the Mount Hope Abbey Chapel where both of Linda’s families gathered. The service was officiated by Linda’s uncle, Harold Mitchell of Iowa. Some of Linda’s favorite songs were sung by the families, including “Happy Birthday”. These songs were lead by Linda’s uncle, Dennis Mitchell of Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to: Quest Services Inc., P.O. Box 248, Hartford, KS 66854.


would be finalized. KU ran a pilot program using its own internal software earlier in the semester. “We learned that it works,” Haufler said. The course was a very large one, and KU wound up with more students than it had the capacity to work with. The instructor was a psychologist, and being a good researcher, he suggested that KU run a sort of nonscientific trial and intervene with half of the flagged students and not with the other half, Haufler said. The students who did better, Haufler said, were the ones who were told that their instructor had flagged them as struggling in the course. “In most of the cases, they either didn’t realize that was the case or they said, ‘Yeah, I know, I’ve been sleeping in too long,’” Haufler said. In a much smaller set of the cases, students would say something to the effect of “get off my back” and didn’t


Episcopal Church in Zambia, which was also attended by the country’s president and his machine gun-toting entourage. He has visited quaint churches in the hamlets of Wales and Northern Ireland. In Kansas, he puts between 30,000 miles and 40,000 miles each year on his Chevy Tahoe. As part of the church’s canon, Wolfe has to visit each congregation once every three years. He tries to visit them all in almost half that time. “One of his greatest attributes is his energy,” said Larry Bingham, a Johnson County resident who was chairman of the search committee that brought Wolfe to Kansas.

‘Exactly what we needed’ Wolfe’s religious calling began at a young age. He grew up in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and was raised in the Church of the Brethren. During his high school years, the pastor of the congregation recognized Wolfe’s talents — he was student body president, on the speech team and active in the youth group — as ones that would translate well in the world of ministry. By 16, Wolfe was a licensed minister, giving sermons once a year and leading Bible studies. By his junior year of college, he was handed his own congregation. It was a small one, about 60 to 80 people, but his services were broadcast on the local radio station. While Wolfe attended Miami University of Ohio, he took so many religion courses that it earned him a second major. And it was there that he was introduced to the Episcopal Church. “I was very interested in the Episcopalian history of heart and mind,” Wolfe said. “I felt it was very intellectual, which was very appealing to a college student.” After college he worked in business but stayed active in the Episcopal Church as a lay person and senior warden. At age 31, Wolfe made the decision to attend seminary at the Virginia Theological Seminary. Between seminary and his position as the bishop of


change at all, he said. Starfish’s software is designed to interact with Blackboard, the course management software used at KU. A company representative said he couldn’t comment because the deal with KU wasn’t yet finalized. Haufler said that even though the software had other capabilities, such as tracking how often students swiped their cards to enter residence halls or attended athletic events, KU was interested in using it only in the classroom. The software is in use at other universities, too. East Carolina University has been using it for about a year, said Jayne Geissler, ECU’s executive director for retention programs and undergraduate education. At her universities, professors can make two kinds of flags: one for a student who is excelling and another for a student who is struggling academically. Last fall, the university tried it out with 20 professors. They got about 30,000 flags, about half of which were good and half of which were bad. If a student is flagged as

excelling, an email is automatically sent to the student informing them of the action. Students reported they liked that, she said. “This is a generation that’s used to being applauded and recognized,” she said. Students who got flagged when they were struggling received another kind of email, a “nastygram,” Geissler called it. It gave them the option of pursuing tutoring or other assistance. She reported that students found those to be helpful, too; 71 percent of the students who received the “nastygram” found them to be beneficial in a follow-up survey. The program was met with some resistance from a few faculty members. Shouldn’t students know they’re struggling if they get a test back with an F on it, some professors wanted to know. “Have you ever raised a teenager?” Geissler said she felt like asking them. “The first time you tell them something, do they say ‘OK,’ and do it?”

Kansas, Wolfe served at a congregation in Berkeley, Calif., as associate rector for community life at the historic Trinity Church in Boston and as vice rector for Saint Michael and All Angels Church in Dallas, one of the largest Episcopal churches in the country. In 2003, Wolfe became the bishop of Kansas. Wolfe, who is now 53, was appointed at a young age and without having been the lead pastor of a church. But he had effectively been the chief operating officer of what was at that time the largest Episcopal Church in the country. “He was young at the time he came in, but he has just turned out to be exactly what we needed,” Bingham said. When Wolfe was given the position, Bingham recommended Lawrence as a great place to raise a family. Wolfe would later come to agree. In Lawrence, Wolfe’s son William attended Bishop Seabury Academy, where he played football. William is now in his first year at Sewanee: The University of the South, and his parents are adjusting to life as empty-nesters. Wolfe sits on the board of trustees at Bishop Seabury and helped the school, which has students of various faiths, develop an Episcopal identity, said Don Schawang, head of school. “He is just one of the most kind, thoughtful and encouraging people I have ever met,” Schawang said. “And he is just a sense of strength and stability.”

At meetings, Wolfe is the first to offer solutions and the last to leave, Bingham said. “He grasps a situation, internalizes it immediately and comes up with visionary stuff,” Bingham said of Wolfe. Throughout his career, Wolfe has seen a lot of his work as that of bridge builder. His church is one that embraces diversity, welcoming unwed mothers, divorced people, gays, lesbians and transgenders. “That kind of inclusivity is very much at the core of the gospel,” Wolfe said. “We don’t ask what would Jesus do; we look at what he did.” The church is growing in Haiti, Ecuador and among Hispanic communities in the United States. Within the Kansas diocese, Wolfe said, more than $1 million has been raised for medical care in Kenya. There is also a program in Wichita to help refugees from Myanmar. Shortly after arriving to Kansas, Bingham said, Wolfe was able to reach a friendly settlement with a church that left because of differing views on homosexuality. “He is excellent at reconciliation,” Bingham said. His work extends beyond bridging difference between suburban Johnson County and southwest Kansas to the Archbishop of England and the churches in culturally conservative Africa. “He’s done a lot of great work here in Kansas, nationally and internationally,” Bingham said. No different from many other religious groups, the Episcopal Church has had to find ways to thrive in a world that is politically polarized, in rough economic times and declining in church membership. Of all those challenges, Wolfe said the most pressing is introducing the next generation to the Christian faith. “In a time when the culture is yelling, the church is whispering,” Wolfe said.

Building bridges When he’s not traveling or behind the pulpit, Wolfe enjoys writing poetry, being outdoors and collecting old prayer books. Of all the characters in the Bible, Wolfe most sympathizes with the Apostle Paul, largely because of the letters Paul would write to encourage congregations in faraway lands. “He was wanting them to stay engaged, steadfast and to remind the community to care for the poorest of people,” Wolfe said.

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Cain suspends presidential campaign A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa. Cain condemned the accusations as “false and unproven” but said they had been hurtful to his family, particularly his wife, Gloria, and were drowning out his ability to deliver his message. His wife stood behind him on the stage, smiling and waving as the crowd chanted her name. “So as of today, with a lot of prayer and soulsearching, I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” a tired-looking Cain told about 400 supporters. Cain’s announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman, Ginger White, claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman.

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Clinton reaches out to Pakistani leader Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reaching out to Pakistan’s prime minister after the NATO bombing last week that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers along the Afghanistan border. Clinton spoke Saturday with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The State Department says Clinton expressed condolences to the soldiers’ families and to the Pakistani people and reiterated America’s respect for the counClinton try’s sovereignty. Clinton had hoped Pakistan would attend an international conference on Afghanistan scheduled for Monday in Bonn, Germany. But the bombing has called Pakistan’s attendance into question. Pakistan has refused to join in the U.S. investigation of the bombing and has also moved to shut down supply lines the U.S. uses to get food, fuel and equipment to troops in Afghanistan.

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THE RAIN WAS COMING DOWN HARD when Wayne and Maggie Bradshaw of Newkirk, Okla., turned their small buggy onto Massachusetts Street on Saturday at the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Heavy rains moved through the area when the parade started. AT TOP, Russell Iverson, Lawrence, kneels under the umbrella with his children Sebastian, 2, and Olivia, 5, Saturday at the parade. AT LEFT, teams of horses huddle together on the rain-covered Massachusetts Street on Saturday at the parade.


Report claims driving privilege spurs sex A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activist said Saturday. The ultraconservative stance suggests increasing pressure on King Abdullah to retain the kingdom’s male-only driving rules despite international criticism. Rights activist Waleed Abu Alkhair said the document by a well-known academic was sent to the all-male Shura Council, which advises the monarchy. The report by Kamal Subhi claims that allowing women to drive will threaten the country’s traditions of virgin brides, he said. The suggestion is that driving will allow greater mixing of genders and could promote sex. Saudi women have staged several protests defying the driving ban. The king has already promised some reforms, including allowing women to vote in municipal elections in 2015.

New $1.5M boarding platform unveiled at Santa Fe Depot CITY AND STATE LEADERS ALONG WITH AMTRAK OFFICIALS help cut the ribbon of a new outdoor boarding platform Saturday at the Santa Fe Depot, 413 E. Seventh St.

By Alex Garrison

Things are on the right track. That’s what members of Depot Redux, a community group that aims to restore and improve the Santa Fe Depot at 413 E. Seventh St., had to say on Saturday, the day the ribbon was cut on a new 4 | NEW YORK CITY platform, funded through federal dollars awarded to Amtrak. Sandusky denies abuse in interview Carey Maynard-Moody, the Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry president of the group, said beSandusky maintains he never sexually abused fore the ceremony that the new, children and portrays himself in a New York Times wheelchair-accessible, $1.5 milinterview as a father-like figure to the kids in his life. lion outdoor platform was the The Times reported Saturday that Sandusky also best step forward for the group — insisted he never spoke with Joe Paterno about any well, except for the City Commisallegations of misconduct. sion approving a plan to a cquire “They’ve taken everything that I ever did for any the station back from rail compayoung person and twisted it to say that my motives ny Burlington Northern Santa Fe. were sexual or whatever,” Sandusky said. “I had Mayor Aron Cromwell, state kid after kid after kid who might say I was a father Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawfigure. And they just twisted that all.” rence, and Marc Magliari, a Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of spokesman for Amtrak, all spoke molesting eight boys over 15 years and is free on to the crowd of about 50 at the bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing Dec. 13. A event, and each gave a different, grand jury investigating Sandusky said in a report optimistic take on what journeys that some of the assaults occurred in the Penn State could be next for the station. The football showers, including a 2002 allegation in station currently sees two paswhich a graduate assistant testified he saw Sansenger train arrivals per day. dusky sodomizing a young boy. “This isn’t about more trains,”

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Maynard-Moody said, “but we have to believe that there will be more trains someday. No matter what, we see a good thing in the commitment to the project.” Cromwell talked about the value of the restoration of the building itself. “It’s becoming a real jewel for east Lawrence,” he said, and he praised the “neighborhood involvement” shown by the Depot Redux group. He also spoke of “returning the depot to its original use and expanding that use,” a reference to a proposal to use the depot as

a city transportation hub. Francisco, a self-proclaimed big Amtrak user, said the station provides “robust opportunity that continues into the future.” But Depot Redux has been lobbying, volunteering and organizing for nearly four years to get this point, Maynard-Moody said, and as much as supporters reveled in the new platform’s opening, they realize the challenges that lie ahead. “Patience is a virtue,” she said. — Reporter Alex Garrison can be reached at 8327261. Follow her at

TOPEKA — President Barack Obama is bringing his economic message to Republican-rich Kansas on Tuesday to “talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break moment for the middle class and all those working to join it,” the White House announced Saturday. Obama has picked the small town of Osawatomie, about 55 miles southeast of Lawrence, where in 1910 President Theodore Roosevelt delivered an historic speech that called for progressive policies to protect human welfare and guarantee social justice. In a press release, the Obama White House noted Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” address, in which the 26th president said, “The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so long as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.” On Tuesday, Obama will “lay out the choice we face between a country in which too few do well while too many struggle to get by, and one where we’re all in it together — where everyone engages in fair play, everyone does their fair share, and everyone gets a fair shot,” the White House statement said. Obama, a Democrat, and Republicans in Congress have been at odds over ways to improve the economy. Obama wants to extend the payroll tax holiday that is set to expire Dec. 31. “Let your members of Congress know where you stand,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Tell them not to vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays. Tell them to put country before party. Put money back in the pockets of working Americans. Pass these tax cuts.” Please see OBAMA, page 4A



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Nativities set the scene for Christmas FESTIVAL OF NATIVITIES

By Alex Garrison

Each one has a story. This one is especially heavy on symbolism. In this one, unlike most, if not all, the others, it’s Joseph holding the baby. He has an excited but serene look while the mother, Mary, looks on, anxious but happy, just like when the artist’s son was born. Around them stand angels with gifts of light, love and peace. Wise men represent the stages — and burdens — of human life. Chris Jump tells the story of this nativity scene from the upstairs room of Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St. It’s the 17th year the church has held the fundraising event, and this scene is just one of the more than 350 sets on display. Jump, who has been working with other church members on the display since just after Halloween, said that, other than this one, her favorites


When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 18 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Where: Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St. The North Lawrence community is also invited to a soup supper from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Atchley agreed that it was the varieties of the nativities — some of which are small, some big, some wood, or porcelain or cloth — that made their church’s event special as well as a good Kevin Anderson/Journal-World Photo reminder of the religious MEREDITH LANG AND HER DAUGHTER AMELIA, 8, stopped meaning to the hectic seaby the Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth son. St., Saturday to view the Festival of the Nativities. The dis“We hope they’re implay will continue noon to 4 p.m. weekends until Dec. 18 pressed by it,” she said of and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. community members who come through. “We hope to are the nativities from other way to begin their Christmas go for the ‘wow’ factor.” countries. season. The display runs week“They represent individual But she’s seen plenty of visi- ends until Dec. 18. cultures and the way they’ve tors from outside the Chrisseen God in their image,” she tian tradition who “come even — Reporter Alex Garrison can be reached at 832-7261. Follow her at said. just for the art of it.” alex_garrison. She said people come by Event founder Nancy the event as a quiet, reflective

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A family with an income of $50,000 a year would pay $1,000 more in payroll taxes if Congress does not act by the end of this year to extend that reduction, The Associated Press reported. Democrats want to expand the reduction in addition to extending it. Republican leaders say they’re committed to passing an extension, fearing political fallout if payroll taxes rise on Jan. 1 on 160 million wage-earners, but the GOP rank-and-file appears divided, with many Republican senators voting against an extension supported by their leadership this week. There’s also disagreement about how — or whether — to pay for any extension, with Democrats favoring a new tax on millionaires and Republicans preferring to cut federal spending. On Tuesday, Obama is scheduled to speak at 1:05 p.m. in the Osawatomie High School gymnasium at 12th Street and Trojan Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon today at the Osawatomie High School main lobby. One ticket per person will be distributed, and there is a limited number of tickets. News of Obama’s visit prompted criticism from Republicans. “In the last week, the number of Americans who gave up looking for work exceeds the combined populations of Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas,” said Kansas Republican Party Chairwoman Amanda Adkins. “Hardworking Kansans expect clarity on a path to job creation, competitiveness and effectiveness. It is being

TOPEKA (AP) — A Kansas tribal leader was among 12 Native American officials to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that Steve Ortiz, chairman of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, said he was shocked when he learned he was chosen to attend the Friday meeting with Obama and secretaries of health and human services, interior, and education. One representative from each of the 565 federally recognized tribes and Alaska natives attended the third annual meeting with the president Friday. Ortiz said Obama is “committed to Indian country.” During the meeting, Obama announced he had signed an executive order establishing a White House initiative on American Indian and Alaska native education. The initiative will be overseen by an executive director appointed by the interior and education secretaries. Ortiz said tribal leaders also discussed such things as improving access to health care, education and housing. delivered through Gov. Sam Brownback’s Roadmap for Kansas, not empty promises made by President Obama,” she said. Obama has Kansas connections. His mother and maternal grandparents were born in Kansas, and in 2009 he picked then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his secretary of Health and Human Services. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-354-4222. — The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lawrence Landscape announces four staff members, Derek Bahner, Chris Culp, Brian Ledbetter and Travis Tremeer, have earned their landscape industry certification. Ledbetter and Culp were certified in hardscape installation, Bahner in ornamental maintenance and Tremeer in lawn maintenance.

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Laura Groves, Depot Redux board member, Lawrence “It’s important to preserve historic resources — people can understand the present through understanding the past.”

Expert to give talk on prostate cancer at LMH Darren Klish, a radiation oncologist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, will speak on the possibility of prostate cancer reoccurrences and what it means for men who had the disease. The talk is part of the Man to Man information and education meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at LMH, 325 Maine, in the lower-level meeting room. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common kind of cancer for American men. In 2011, about 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer were expected to be diagnosed and 33,720 men were expected to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Klish will discuss the treatment options and answer


questions about the disease. Man to Man are information meetings that are held the first Tuesday of each month at LMH to help people deal with prostate cancer and other men’s cancer issues. For more information about the meeting, contact Deb Parsons with the American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025.

Kansas soldier’s death under investigation FORT RILEY (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a 22-year-old Fort Riley soldier at the northeast Kansas Army post. The soldier was identified as Pfc. Michael Webb, of Supply, N.C. The Topeka Capital Journal reports Webb died Thursday. He was assigned to the 1st Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The cause of Webb’s death wasn’t available Saturday.


HOSPITAL BIRTHS Jennifer Morrison and Dallas Worley, Lawrence, a girl, Friday. Sharelle Thornton and Micheal Higgins, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday.

The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.


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of whether the Census Bureau might be right. One piece is a number that may surprise some Lawrence residents. The Census Bureau found that in 2010, there were 2,532 living units, either a house or an apartment, that were empty. That’s about 6.8 percent of all of Lawrence’s housing stock, which is actually far below the 11.4 percent national average, but when you spell it out as 2,500 units, it is eye-opening. But not unrealistic, some say. “That number wouldn’t surprise me at all,” said Esau, who is an agent with Lawrence’s Keller Williams agency. “One of the things that is disturbing is you can drive around neighborhoods and find several houses that are in preforeclosure. They’re empty, but they’re not on the market yet, and they don’t really show up as empty to a lot of people yet.” So, are we missing 5,084 people? Or were they ever really here to begin with? Indeed we have a mystery. Come on, Watson, let’s go take a look around.



The Victims

 The Pocketbook: At this scene, there are big-dollar stakes involved. The Census is used once a decade to determine a community’s representation in the U.S. Congress, but it is used much more frequently to allocate federal funds. Local Census organizers once even calculated that in a single year — 2008 — Douglas County governments, residents or businesses received $42.2 million from programs that rely on a formula that uses the Census population number as a key component for distributing funds. Those programs included Medicaid, highway funding, food stamp programs, school lunch grants, housing rehabilitation programs and various other social service programs. The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit that studies Census data, has estimated that in Kansas, every person who goes uncounted in the Census equates to a loss of about $1,100 per year in federal funding. Based on the Lawrence difference of 5,084 people, that’s $5.5 million in funding in a single year or $55 million for the decade.

 The Inner City: Nowhere did the city take more of a beating from the Census than in its core neighbor-

hoods. The Census has released data that shows areas of town that either gained or lost population since 2000. The areas don’t exactly correspond to neighborhood lines, but the figures show a trend of neighborhoods near the center of town losing population while areas on the edge of the city grew in numbers. Kansas University’s campus saw the largest decline in residents — about 1,800 people. But there were other areas, too. An area that includes the Pinckney neighborhood lost nearly 400; an area that includes the University Heights and Centennial neighborhoods lost about 350; an area that includes parts of Hillcrest and Old West Lawrence lost 190; and even an area that runs along the edge of KU’s West Campus lost about 150 people. If the numbers are right, they’re a big deal. Cities across the country worry, and often spend millions, to reduce a trend of inner-city decay. “If that is the trend, it would be very significant for us,” Miller, the city’s longrange planner, said. “But I don’t think that is the trend. I’m not buying it yet.” Please see CENSUS, page 7A

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see. Single-lane traffic will still run through the areas. Completion: 2012.

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from approximately Barker Avenue to just east of the Douglas County Maintenance yard, 711 E. 23rd St. Sanitary sewer piping will be reconstructed along the Burroughs Creek alignment north and south of East 23rd Street. These projects will close North Perimeter Road and East 23rd Street Frontage Road throughout construction. Completion: June 2012.


The city, however, believes its formula is based on guidelines from the Census. Planners also have done some rough calculations that suggest the vacancy rate changes over the last decade wouldn’t account for the 5,000-person discrepancy. The Journal-World wasn’t able to completely replicate the city’s estimation process, but it did run some calculations that suggested the city’s method could produce a population number that is inflated by at least 3 percent. The city and the Census Bureau’s numbers differ by a little less than 6 percent.

 College Students: The U.S. Census is designed to count students who live in Lawrence while they attend Kansas University as Lawrence residents. But Kansas is unique for having its own state census, which redistributes those students back to their original counties. For the first time this year, KU required students to fill out the state census form at the time of their enrollment, said Xan Wedel, an information specialist at KU’s Institute for Policy and Social Research and a past chair of the National State Data Center Steering Committee for the Census Bureau. Wedel said that new wrinkle is worth investigating. “That may have created some confusion with students,” Wedel said. “They may have thought they already filled out their federal form when they really didn’t.” The Census Bureau does do door-to-door checks on addresses that they don’t receive a form from, but those checks don’t begin until mid-

May when many students have left for the summer.

 The List Maker: The Census is more than an exercise in counting. It also is an exercise in lists. The Census Bureau sends out forms to every known living unit in a community. But first it must have a list of those living units. The Census encourages cities to participate in a program that keeps their lists up to date, and Lawrence did participate, Miller said. But Miller said she thinks somehow the Census Bureau did not count all the residences on the city’s list. The city believes that there were 38,884 residences in the city in 2010. Yet the Census only counted 37,502. That’s a difference of 1,382 units, which if all of them were occupied by the average household size of 2.28, would get the city closer to its population estimate but would still leave it short by a couple of thousand people. But Miller said proving that the Census Bureau missed some residences is the most likely way the city will get the bureau to change the official number. Miller currently is doublechecking living-unit data for several neighborhoods and plans to submit a report to city commissioners later this month. “Right now, it is a huge difference we’re talking about,” Miller said. “We definitely need to get this resolved.” In the meantime, we still have a mystery. Watson, get me my pipe.


 The Future: The Census numbers will become the foundation for the next 10 years worth of population estimates made by city planners. Population estimates factor into a host of decisions ranging from when and where to build new schools to decisions about new roads and transit options. Unfortunately for the city, this bit of uncertainty regarding population numbers comes at a time when the city will need to make one of its most expensive decisions ever. The city must decide when to build a new sewer treatment plant, which will likely cost $90 million to $100 million to construct. One of the key factors in the timing of that decision will be when the city thinks it is nearing the 100,000 population mark.

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 The Calculator: You’ve heard of a crime of passion. But have you ever heard of a crime of math? Perhaps that’s what we have on our hands here. The city uses a detailed formula to make its annual population estimates. In simple terms, it looks at the number of new housing units constructed, subtracts the number of housing units demolished, multiples the housing units by the average household size and also applies the most current Census estimate of the city’s vacancy rate to all the newly constructed units. Then the city takes that number and adds it to the previous year’s population estimate. But there is something the city doesn’t do — it does not apply the most recent vacancy rate to all the existing living units in the city. In other words, there were 32,761 living units in 2000, and there were 37,502 living units in 2010. So the 4,741 new units had new, updated vacancy rates applied to them. But the 32,761 existing units from 2000 were calculated using a vacancy rate that was a decade old. Both a Census Bureau official and a Census expert at KU said they would want to study the city’s formula in more detail but had concerns about its appearance. “The vacancy rate should be applied to all the units,” said Greg Harper, a demographer for the Census Bureau. “It is a vacancy rate for all the units in a community not just the new units.”

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“I don’t know that this is the answer … but this is what we thought would be best for the kids.” The complicated scenario is among four scheduled to be discussed Monday night by members of the working group, an advisory panel charged by the Lawrence school board to recommend a plan for reducing a list of six elementary schools to either three or four within the next couple of years. The plan is due to the board by the end of January. And while the concept of closing two schools while building a new one isn’t new — it received attention a year ago during meetings of the Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force, which worked to balance elementary needs against the district’s financial restraints — the source of support for the latest idea is new. Laurent and other group representatives from the Kennedy community are the ones suggesting that the board close their school to make way for a new, larger one that would be able to provide long-term security and resources and educational opportunities for their kids and those who would enroll in the decades ahead. As the district plans for a future where needs continue to mount and budgets are expected to shrink, the “Kennedy Proposal” represents a significant achievement and encouraging step forward, said Mark Bradford, board president. “It’s in the right direction,” Bradford said.


LAWRENCE Teen Center and the park, however, is private green space owned by David Frayer, a professor of anthropology at Kansas University. He’s lived at 1500 Haskell Ave. in a 105-year-old home for more than 20 years, and he isn’t at all willing to entertain parting with any or all of his house, his barn or his property. His 5-acre homestead isn’t going anywhere or to anyone else anytime soon, he said, no matter what financial challenges, capacity concerns, equity goals or long-term plans the district might be dealing with. “I’m not interested in selling,” said Frayer, who helps mow the lawn of a home next door, a smaller property also discussed preliminarily as a potential acquisition target. “I’m not sympathetic to it, and I like my place. I don’t know what they can do to force me out, but it’d be a hassle.” The folks behind the Kennedy Proposal know their plan wouldn’t be easy, no matter where a new school would be envisioned. Long before the concept would require architectural plans or land acquisition or boundary adjustments or public financing or anything else, the proposal first would need to:

Become part of the overall recommendation from the entire working group.

Earn endorsement from the school board.

Be included in a larger bond issue intended to repair, renovate and expand remaining elementary schools throughout the district — a bond issue that would be expected to hold property taxes steady or perhaps enable a decrease, thanks to earlier school bonds going off the books during the next several years. “It’s a fresh idea,” said Al Hack, president of the board for the Boys and Girls Club. “They’re certainly thinking outside the box here,” said Carter, his colleague and city commissioner. “It’s not: ‘Oh, we’re going down the wrong path.’ It’s not like that at all,” said Bradford, president of the school the board. “It sounds encourag-

northeast corner of 15th and Haskell, and build a new one there. An architect already has deemed the site possible but far from optimal. Members of the working group have noted that 4.5-acre site would be relatively small in comparison to those for other “three-section” schools in the district, which are on sites ranging from eight to 12 acres. Without more space, traffic and parking problems could continue. Equity issues could surface if a playground were too small or gym size compromised. Expanding the site would mean pushing into private property to the north, east or both.

Acquire property southeast of 15th and Haskell, where up to 12 acres could be assembled for a new school that would provide enough room for about 415 students, or 23 per class. The new school would include the district’s Early Childhood Program, an existing preschool for at-risk kids at Kennedy, 1605 Davis Road. The second option would take some doing, beginning with a likely “land swap” with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, which owns property at 1520 Haskell Ave. that is now used for the club’s Teen Center. As envisioned, the swap — in its most generic terms — would involve the district giving up its ownership of the East Heights building and site, which already is being leased by the club and used for an after-school center that serves students from multiple elementary schools. The district would get the Teen Center building and site, and possibly pursue potential use of a portion of Edgewood Park, which is immediately west of the city’s nearby East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. “If it’s what makes the most sense and best serves kids, we should be flexible to see if we could make it happen,” said Hugh Carter, a Lawrence city commissioner and member of the club’s board of directors. “But there’s a long way to go.”

Looking ahead Just where such plans might lead — and precisely what site, if any, might be identified — for a proposed new school serving the Kennedy and New York communities remains undetermined. Two possibilities are behind the proposal:

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ing and promising, the kind of concept they’re talking about.”

First things first The Kennedy Proposal, if nothing else, offers a starting point for the working group, Laurent said. Group members have met six times since early September but have yet to formally discuss a specific plan that would accommodate consolidation. After Monday night, the group will have four scheduled meetings left. “We wanted to put something out there so we could start discussing scenarios,” said Laurent, whose wife and two oldest children attended Kennedy, and whose youngest daughter is a fourth-grader there this year. “We feel like it is time to start discussing scenarios.” The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive.

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Rising rates A rate increase that includes a 10.6 percent return for Westar Energy is a tough sell for Kansas electrical consumers.


he price of just about everything is going up, but there are real questions about whether Westar Energy’s electric rates should go up by the $91 million the company is seeking in a request pending before the Kansas Corporation Commission. The request would add an average of about 6 percent to Westar customers’ bills, but not all customers are equal. Residential bills will increase by about 7 percent, Westar officials said, and commercial bills will rise by 4-6 percent. It’s the first general rate increase sought by Westar since 2008, but that doesn’t mean that electrical bills haven’t been going up in the last three years. General rates may not have increased since the KCC approved a $130 million increase for Westar in 2008, but all those “extra” charges on your bills certainly have. According to figures supplied by the Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board, $123 million in “line item” charges have been added to Westar customers bills since 2008. Those charges are in three categories: transmission, environmental and energy efficiency. These fees are aimed at boosting transportation facilities, making required environmental improvements at Westar plants and funding energy efficiency programs. Since 2008, Westar has collected $79.2 million in additional fees for transmission lines, $78.1 million in environmental fees and $13.8 million for energy efficiency — in addition to the $130 million general increase. Major environmental work under way at the Lawrence Energy Plant will be covered by those special fees, Westar officials told a group of Journal-World staff members last week, as will new energy efficiency programs being introduced in Lawrence. So if Westar is covering all of those programs with special fees, what will it use its general rate increase for? A large chunk of it (about $37 million) will go to fund pensions for Westar employees. Lawrence customers also may be interested in the company’s plans to add $20 million to its existing $25 million tree-trimming program. Company officials say the program is a tried-and-true way to increase system reliability and decrease power outages, although recent experience in Lawrence seems to buck that trend. Perhaps the part of the rate request that has gotten the most attention from consumers, however, is the provision for a 10.6 percent rate of return for Westar shareholders. Such a high figure seems unconscionable to many Westar customers during the current economy. Westar officials say the 10.6 rate is necessary for the company to compete for investors with other utilities nationwide. David Springe, consumer counsel for CURB, confirms that the rate isn’t out of line with what other utilities offer but pointed out at a public meeting in Topeka that CURB believes that amount “is clearly excessive in a market where 30-year bonds are selling below 3 percent.” Springe also notes that lineitem riders have removed much of the risk to Westar investors, because the riders cover most of the variable costs of the company’s operation. It’s easy to see why Westar customers would balk at paying the higher rates. Stock market losses that hurt the Westar pension fund also have hurt investors across the state. Kansans are earning miniscule interest rates on any kind of fixed-rate investment. Individuals and businesses are having to delay desirable, but optional expenses until the economy improves. It seems Westar should do the same. If history is any guide, Westar is unlikely to get approval for its entire $91 million request. The KCC is right to drive a tough bargain on behalf of consumers. The company needs to earn enough to stay in business, but it seems like a good time for the KCC to make sure Westar isn’t padding its spending or its profits at the ratepayers’ expense. LAWRENCE




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Though this state (and county) voted for Obama in 2008, the emphasis in this primary will be on conservative positions and values.”

tising, to be sure, but the urgency is for the shopping rush of the December holidays, not the political passions of the January primary. Republicans here and around the country are fervent in their desire to defeat Barack Obama, but they’re not all that worked up for any of the GOP candidates.

Voters unmotivated Washington has its budget deficit. New Hampshire has a motivation deficit. That’s in part because none of the candidates inspires real enthusiasm. The rocky roadsides here are littered with candidacies that never were: Rudolph Giuliani, Haley Barbour, Sarah Palin, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush. For months, activists waited for one or more of them to set their cap for the nomination, infusing each with the qualities the real Republican field lacked, which is to say the ability to ignite the ardor and devotion Obama inspired in 2008, forgetting of course that Obama did not win the primary here. Another explanation for the motivation deficit: the lack of a narrative to the 2012 presidential

campaign — so far. Four years ago, there was the apparent death and then the dramatic revivification of John McCain, a storyline that had resonance here, where McCain was remembered for his 19-point victory over George W. Bush in 2000. The Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero went on to win the nomination.

Gingrich rises from the dead Now, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, pronounced dead by all the smart people only six months ago, is surging and even has a Manchester Union Leader endorsement in his pocket. This looks for all the world like a second revivification, though history doesn’t always repeat itself with such poetry and symmetry. A candidacy needs a better rationale than the notion that it is treading a well-worn path, particularly in a state that claims a poet who argues that roads not taken make all the difference. That same erstwhile poetchicken farmer, in a verse titled “New Hampshire,” once called these environs “a most restful state,” which it is right now, though “the paper,” as the Union Leader is often called, has stirred things up a bit, the way it did in the old days, when William Loeb was publisher. His successor once removed, Joseph W. McQuaid, said the paper’s search “for conservatives of courage and conviction who are independent-minded, grounded in their core beliefs about this nation and its people, and best equipped for the job,” led it to Gingrich. No subject, save the weather and maybe the Red Sox, has been debated here more fervently than the influence of the paper, which

on conservative positions and values. A generation ago it was not uncommon even for Democrats here to distribute yard signs that pronounced their candidate as “honest, experienced, conservative,” the implication being that the three words were synonymous with virtue. That emphasis on conservatism is back, even for Romney, who until midway through his single term as governor was resolutely moderate, if not a tad liberal. Today Romney says he wouldn’t have undertaken one of his father’s signature battles in Lansing, the fight for a state income tax. In those days, the elder Romney was considered a formidable challenger to Goldwater, whom he eventually refused to endorse in 1964. In recently released taped musings, Jacqueline Kennedy says of her husband: “He was nervous about Romney.” Now it’s conservatives who are nervous about a different Romney, which is why Gingrich, who is also muscling up in right-leaning South Carolina, the next battle, went out of his way last week to say he was “a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney.” For all but the supporters of Ron Paul, who is a lot more conservative than either of them, the motivation gap is a palpable presence in this race. Voters have ample reason to ignore the polls at this stage of the season, but this single finding, in the latest Pew poll, bears watching as the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary draw near: The only major candidate whose favorable ratings outweigh his unfavorable Focus on conservatism ratings isn’t on the Republican Though this state (and coun- ballot here. He is Barack Obama. — David M. Shribman is executive ty) voted for Obama in 2008, the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. emphasis in this primary will be

counts among its endorsed candidates Robert A. Taft (1952), John Ashbrook (1972), Pete du Pont (1988) and Steve Forbes (2000). Only twice, in 1968 (Richard M. Nixon) and 1980 (Ronald Reagan), did the paper’s choice prevail. And already the supporters of Mitt Romney — whose father, Gov. George Romney of Michigan, was derided as “Chihuahua George” on the front page of the paper nearly a half-century ago — are offering the theory that independents and moderates will find the Union Leader’s imprimatur on the Gingrich candidacy an odious mark. It is true that the new threat to Romney posed by Gingrich makes this a more interesting and, perhaps, more vital contest than it might otherwise have been if a former governor of a neighboring state was holding a steady if not impressive lead with no apparent challenger. Now Romney’s forces will have to work hard to win and, if they do, they will have earned a victory more significant than simply a perfunctory buss to the cheeks from their cousins down the road. And, of course, the good neighbor policy doesn’t always work here, as the supporters of Edmund S. Muskie of Maine learned in 1972. On the surface, there should be enormous interest in this race. It’s the first time in 16 years that the Republican race stands alone for the attention of New Hampshire voters, who include independents, a potentially important force.

Bias shortchanges white women OLD HOME TOWN 100

Let the first word be one of compassion. For anyone who has a loved one missing, Godspeed the day of that person’s safe return. Or failing that, Godspeed the bitter satisfaction of knowing his or her fate. To have someone you love vanish is, one imagines, a special kind of hell. That said, let the second word be one of exasperation. Another white woman has turned up missing. And, as predictably happens in such cases, television news has gone into overdrive, CNN, ABC, NBC providing breathless updates of Michelle Parker’s disappearance, how she was last seen the day she appeared on “The People’s Court,” suing her former fiance, who is now the prime suspect in her kidnapping. This story unfolds in the wake of similar media fixations on Laci Peterson, Elizabeth Smart, JonBenet Ramsey, Jennifer “Runaway Bride” Wilbanks, Chandra Levy, Lori Hacking, Robyn Gardner, Natalee Holloway, all of them young, female, white, pretty — and imperiled. There is, should it need saying, a naked bias in the media’s obsession with white women in danger to the exclusion of pretty much every other cohort of the American demographic. If all you had to go by was NBC or CNN, you’d never know that more than 335,000 men and boys went missing last year or about 230,000 African-Americans. You will see no coverage of them on national news. Nor, for that matter,

Leonard Pitts Jr.

The driving force of that bias, after all, is a narrative that depicts them as damsels in perpetual distress, helpless little things under constant threat from the harsh vicissitudes of a big, mean world.”

of older people or less attractive ones. While the effect of this bias is to deny the worth of anyone who is not a pretty young white woman, a case can be made that it does pretty young white women no favors, either. The driving force of that bias, after all, is a narrative that depicts them as damsels in perpetual distress, helpless little things under constant threat from the harsh vicissitudes of a big, mean world. With apologies to a certain Oscar-winning song, it’s hard out here for a white woman. Or so TV news routinely suggests. To imply it is somehow more important, more heart-rending,

when a young white woman is in danger is, at best, a backhanded compliment. The implication is laced with a certain condescending paternalism that finds echoes throughout history, from assurances that women ought not trouble their pretty little heads with voting to debates over whether they belong in the workplace. When we recall how white men once routinely lynched black ones who were thought to have cast so much as a stray glance at white women, our attention rivets, rightly, on the victims of the violence. But no one ever notes the corollary injustice: the fact that those white men felt they had an absolute, unquestioned right to police the sexuality of “their” women. This idea of white women as communal property, hothouse flowers in need of constant, vigilant protection, has taken different forms, then, throughout the years. In 2011, it takes the form of breathless reports on missing white women to the exclusion of everyone else. We should all decry this, but no one should do so more loudly than white women. It is, after all, their competence, independence and self-sufficiency that are being tacitly demeaned. Somebody should tell them: a backhanded compliment is just an insult by another name. — Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CST on

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 4, 1911: YEARS “Lawrence came AGO near being the IN 1911 scene of a riot yesterday evening. The trouble started at a football game that was played at Woodland Park yesterday afternoon between a colored and a white team. At the game it is said that one of the white players struck a negro and a general mixup ensued. The trouble was taken up by those on the sidelines and it is said that knives were brought into play. However, no one was injured and the two rival parties came to town. Here the trouble started again. … A little liquor appeared on the scene and seemed to urge the mob on to continued its reckless actions.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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Art lecture: Kevin Willmott and Marilyn Maye, 2:30-5 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss. Monday Movie for Teens: “Gremlins,” 4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Toys for Tots Open House, 5-7 p.m., Toys for Tots Toy Shop, 4100 W. Sixth St. Auditions for “Bloody Murder,” 7 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St. Baldwin City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 803 S. Eighth St. FRS Forrest Pierce, composition, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.


Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, Enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor.

Ice, accidents close 40 miles of I-70 GOODLAND (AP) — Kansas highway officials have closed about a 40-mile stretch of U.S. Interstate 70 in western Kansas because of icy conditions. The Kansas Department of Transportation said Saturday that east and westbound lanes of I-70 from the Colorado border to Colby were closed Saturday because of the ice and snow that led let to multiple accidents. KDOT said Kansas Highway 24 was also closed. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area and said up to 8 inches of snow was forecast for later Saturday in the northwest section of the state.


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Holiday Vespers The KU School of Music proudly presents the 87th annual Holiday Vespers, “Home for the Holidays,” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. today at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. This year, Professor Steven Spooner will open with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor,” followed by “Ave Maria” performed by the KU student choirs with soloists Eric Abney and Alex Goering. It will also include swing, classical and contemporary holiday tunes and, of course, the traditional sing-along. Tickets are $12.50 general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free to students with KU ID. Come down one hour early for a free pre-Vespers concert at the Bales Organ Recital Hall, featuring music from Handel’s “Messiah.”

Grantseeking Basics webinar, 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Rock Chalk Singers, 6 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Auditions for “Bloody Murder,” 7 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Tuesday Concert: Strange Attractor, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 746 Mass., 9 p.m.-midnight. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa. Live jazz at The Casbah, 9 p.m., 803 Mass.


ECM University-Community Forum, planning meeting for Spring 2012 UC Forum, noon, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for

prospective volunteers. For more information, call 8437359. Class: Make Your Own Holiday Cards with artist-in-residence Carla Aspenberg, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center printmaking studio, 940 N.H. Cost: $30. Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Cocktails and Carols with Kim Murphree and Friends, 7 p.m., The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Tickets: $5, under age 16 free. The Salvation Army Holiday Community Dinner, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., 946 N.H. Volunteers needed 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 17th annual Gingerbread Festival Auction, 6-10 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Last Wednesday Book Club: “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Every Child Ready to Read, for families, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. “White Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Free salsa lessons, 8:309:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.


Van Go Adornment Sale, 715 N.J., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 23. Holiday Art Sale, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City. The Territorial Capital Museum Christmas display, with three floors of vintage Christmas decorations including 21 trees with various period decorations; 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 1, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Watkins Community Museum of History exhibit: “It Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence,” featuring historic photographs and objects illustrating the growth of downtown Lawrence, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 1047 Mass. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.

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Orion Baldwin, 6, went trick-or-treating as a race car driver on Halloween. Orion, who has cerebal palsy, had surgery Oct. 9 to straighten out one of his legs and realign his hip and was in a specialized wheelchair. His father built his costume out of papier-mâché and cardboard. Orion is the son of Kristy and Chris Baldwin, Lawrence. Chris submitted the photo.

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Self: KU sick on, off court By Gary Bedore

A case of the “crud” has stricken Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and several of his players this past several days. “Head congestion. Cough. Fever. Diarrhea. That’s the crud,” Self said, defining the malady that has slowed the likes of Thomas Robinson, Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford, Naadir Tharpe, Kevin Young and Merv Lindsay, to name a handful of Jayhawks. “I think it’s going around on campus. We have some people, including the coach, For more that haven’t from Satfelt great, but urday's KU good gosh … ” victory over he exclaimed, South Florida, not blamincluding ing illness for audio, video, cruddy play in message Saturday’s 70boards, a 42 victory over photo gallery South Florida and more, in Allen Fieldgo to house. KU led just, 24-21, at the half. “I just think we were awful,” Self said of a half in which the Jayhawks (5-2) hit just 37.5 percent of their shots while missing 10 of 11 threes and committing nine turnovers against six assists. “I told our guys before the season that we were going to have to really enjoy winning ugly because we don’t have as many offensive weapons as we’ve had in the past, but they’ve taken it to a different level than I’ve ever imagined. I told our guys it’s a different galaxy where no man has ever gone before.” It makes two sub-par games in a row for the Jayhawks, who also were lethargic in Wednesday’s 7754 victory over Florida Atlantic. Fortunately for KU, the Bulls (5-4) weren’t much better. They were 4-for-17 from three and hit 32.6 percent from the field to KU’s 46-percent mark. “You start a game ... you should be full of energy. Why do we have more energy the second half than the first half? To me, that doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Self said. “We’re fortunate they didn’t play great. They missed shots. We did a pretty good job guarding overall.” Junior shooting guard Johnson went 1-for-8 from three,


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KANSAS FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON, TOP, HUGS TEAMMATE TYSHAWN TAYLOR after Taylor’s feed to Robinson for a dunk against South Florida during the second Please see KANSAS, page 4B half. KU beat USF, 70-42, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU hoops team can’t pass, either

KANSAS GUARD TYSHAWN TAYLOR GETS AIRBORNE looking for a teammate to pass to as he’s defended by USF guard Blake Nash.

Nationally ranked, playing in front of a sellout crowd every game and for a coach with total job security, the Kansas University basketball team doesn’t have much in common with the school’s football team. That’s a good thing. But there is one similarity, and it’s a bad thing. Like the football team, the basketball team doesn’t pass the ball very skillfully. The focus on the lack of backcourt depth, frontcourt depth and killer outside shooting detracts from another weakness. No player in KU’s starting lineup can boast passing as his greatest skill, or even his second-best talent. Three of the four starters

open slams, two of the biggest crowd-jacking plays in the game. This team hasn’t shown that ability yet, so it’s going to have to win games by grinding it out with nasty defense. “When you lose Brady and Tyrel and Markieff, you lost the three best passers on our team last year, and we’re replacing them with guys who don’t gone from last season — Marpass the ball well naturally, so cus and Markieff Morris, Brady I don’t think this will ever be Morningstar and Tyrel Reed a great passing team,” Kansas — all had exceptional passing coach Bill Self said. “We ran a skills. Plus, they played togeth- little play today where we had er longer. two wide-open lob dunks. Two! For years, Kansas has been And our big guy under-throws at its best when it moves the it and we come away with ball too rapidly for the shifting nothing. Last year, that would defense to keep up, resulting in have been two game-changing open three-pointers and wideplays.”

Tom Keegan

And those weren’t the only buzz-killing passes in KU’s 70-42 rout of South Florida on a day Kansas had 17 assists and 14 turnovers. “Tyshawn (Taylor) had two guys wide-open for lobs early, and he under-threw both of them, and they intercepted them,” Self said. “Those are plays in the past, those would be game-changing plays. It’s not like we can’t get the ball in a position where we can make a play. We’re just not finishing those plays, but I don’t know if we’ll ever become a great passing team. We can become a good passing team. To me, the last couple of years we’ve been Please see KEEGAN, page 5B

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Patience might pay for Penn State By Frank Fitzpatrick The Philadelphia Inquirer

The disturbing details in Penn State’s child sexual-abuse scandal have tested most people’s credulity. Still, even after all that, the notion that Joe Paterno might have coached the Miami Hurricanes — the sport’s goody black shoes aligned with its notorious black hats — seems ludicrous. But that almost happened in 1995, when the very existence of Miami’s scandal-scarred program was threatened by front-page revelations that players had been falsifying Pell Grant applications. With Miami facing sanctions and investigations, a search committee charged with replacing fired coach Dennis Erickson and determined to alter a renegade football culture contacted Paterno. The Penn State coach, then 68,

admitted he was tempted, and he tried to arrange a meeting at that year’s Super Bowl in Miami. But the committee wanted to act quickly and, in a move now fraught with irony, turned next to Jim Tressel, recently fired in the controversy at Ohio State, before settling on Dallas Cowboys assistant Butch Davis. Now, given the disturbing nature of Penn State’s mess, those Hurricanes don’t look nearly so bad, Paterno not nearly so pure. And the Nittany Lions, despite all their historic distaste for Miami football, might be wise to emulate that university’s post-scandal response. Like Miami then, Penn State football is at a major crossroads, its image tarred by a major disgrace. And, as was the case 16 years ago, its future will be impacted by its new coach and the search committee that will select him.

Whomever the Penn State panel eventually chooses, the speed and thoughtfulness with which it does so, the changes the university administrators demand, and the ground rules they lay down could shape the face of Penn State football for decades. At Miami, Davis provided a rare six-year calm. He took a disreputable program in disarray and provided both on-field success (a record of 51-20 from 1995 to 2000) and off-the-field serenity. That hiring process was focused, thorough, and took just 12 days. Nearly 30 people were interviewed in one intense two-day stretch by a group determined to change the status quo. But while Penn State’s mission also will require focus and thoroughness, it’s difficult to envision a similarly speedy decision. Acting Penn State president Rodney Erickson, who termed the search “wide open,� said last

week that he’d like to have a new coach before the Nittany Lions play in a bowl game. Penn State, whose bowl bid is expected to be for a game in late December or on Jan. 2, will learn its bowl fate today. What seems likely to slow the Happy Valley search, though, is an apparent conflict between a need for haste and a need for a thorough reassessment of the program Paterno headed for 46 years before being fired last month. Since the panel includes just one person — acting athletic director Dave Joyner — with football connections, it likely will need time to familiarize itself with the current coaching environment, one in which Paterno’s replacement figures to be paid three or four times the $1 million the old coach earned. Plus, major changes in the football program apparently are on the table.



Texas A&M must become unlike A&M

Johnson passes Woods for lead at Chevron

By Mac Engel Fort Wort Star-Telegram

When it comes to hiring football coaches, Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne is George Costanza. It was Costanza who once bemoaned, “Every decision I’ve ever made, in my entire life, has been wrong. My life is the opposite of everything I want it to be.� Assuming Byrne has his job in the coming weeks, he must pull a Costanza and do the exact opposite of what every single instinct tells him to do when it comes to finding a replacement for Mike Sherman. No sense kicking Byrne for hiring a man who should never have been given this job in the first place. No sense in counting all of the millions and millions the Aggies have pooled this decade to just make their football coach go away. The Aggies need to move forward by not doing it the way they used to. This holiday shopping season, it must be “Don’t do as the Aggies do.� The irony is that Byrne has littered his athletic department with good people and good hires with an exception — the most important one. But he may not even get a chance to make this hire; the way the Aggie powers are routinely going behind Byrne’s back (see move to SEC and Sherman firing) there is a good chance this call may not be his. “I didn’t ask why,� Sherman said in a news conference Friday in College Station. “I know it was a difficult call for Bill to make.� Sherman later added, “In talking to Bill, I never got the feeling that I wouldn’t be back.� The available guy you should want is former North Carolina coach Butch Davis, but considering his run-in with the NCAA he is a can’t-touch. Spare me Gary Patterson chatter. If you believe The Google machine and the Marooners who whisper the loudest, they are in love with Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. This is where The Costanza Logic must be applied. The Aggies have to find the right fit for their school, and their league, by doing the exact opposite of what they have done. Dennis Franchione wore the Maroon and White, but he was the picture of a man who looked like he would be more comfortable wearing burnt orange and living in Austin. Sherman preached the Aggies’ way, but he projected the image of a man who belonged not on the sidelines at Kyle but Lambeau Field. Sumlin is an offensive guy who has built offensive teams with a QB who has diced competition in the spread formation. Both Sumlin and Case Keenum are to be heavily applauded for their achievements in H-Town this season, but it does not mean Sumlin should be the next Aggies head coach. If the Aggies were a Big 12 team, Sumlin’s act may work. The Aggies no longer are a Big 12 team. They are going to the SEC, where cutesy spread offenses routinely get mauled and shoved around. Watch the tapes of Oklahoma in the BCS against SEC teams. Or just watch the Aggies’ most recent games against Arkansas and LSU. Do the exact opposite and stay away from Sumlin. The same for Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and Boise State head coach Chris Petersen.

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — Zach Johnson needed something special to track down Tiger Woods in the Chevron World Challenge. Holing a 7-iron from the 18th fairway for eagle did the trick Saturday. Johnson’s shot from 163 yards landed near the cup and spun into the hole, giving him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead over Woods going into the final round at Sherwood Country Club. Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland was five strokes back, tied for fourth, after firing a third-round 70. Woods had the 36-hole lead for the second straight tournament and for the second straight time failed to break par in the third round. He had three bogeys on the par 5s and had to settle for a 73, though he had few complaints. The wind was strong and chilly from the start, and rarely stayed the same direction very long. With a wedge in his hand, Woods went some 40 feet long on the second hole that led to a three-putt bogey. Another wedge on the par-5 13th sailed over the green and left a pitch he had no chance to get close. Both players ran into trouble on the par-5 16th. Johnson was playing in the group ahead of Woods, felt the breeze in his face and tried to hammer a driver that went left of the grass and into the gallery. He tried to clear a creek and went into the trees to the right before pitching out and taking a bogey. Woods was in the fairway but says a gust took his fairway metal too far right and into a hazard. He thought about trying to hit out behind a pair of rocks before choosing to take a penalty drop, and he also made bogey. The difference was how they finished. Johnson three-putted the 17th for another bogey, then drilled his 7-iron at the flag on the 18th for the most unlikely finish to his round. The eagle put him at 8-under 208. Woods had to settle for pars.


Westwood best at Nedbank SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA — Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a bogey-free 10-under 62 to take a seven-stroke lead after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The third-ranked English standout had a 16-under 200 total at Gary Player Country Club. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (70) and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson (69) were tied for second. Top-ranked Luke Donald was eighth in the 12-man field at 5 under after a 70.

McIlroy trails at Hong Kong HONG KONG — Spain’s Alvaro Quiros shot a 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead in the Hong Kong Open, while U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy had a 70 to drop three strokes behind. Quiros had a 10-under 200 total on the Hong Kong Golf Club’s Fanling Course.

He is batting .194 with 26 homers since starting his major-league career in 2007. Mills made four starts for the Blue Jays last season, going 1-2 with a 9.82 ERA. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cards add Mabry to staff ST. LOUIS — New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny finalized his coaching staff, hiring John Mabry as assistant hitting coach working under Mark McGwire. The 41-year-old Mabry replaces Mike Aldrete, who was promoted to bench coach. Mabry had three stints with the Cardinals during his playing career and had his best season in 1996 with a .297 average, 21 home runs and 74 RBIs.

TODAY • Women’s basketball at Alabama, 2 p.m. • Swimming at Mizzou Invitational


MONDAY • Boys basketball at Eudora Tournament, 5:30 p.m.

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Petrino: UAB taps Hogs aide BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino says UAB has hired Razorbacks offensive coordinator Garrick McGee as head coach. Petrino issued a statement Saturday congratulating McGee on landing the job. A UAB spokesman says he hasn’t heard of a hiring. The Blazers fired Neil Callaway after he concluded his fifth season without posting a winning record.


Rams add quarterback ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams activated quarterback Tom Brandstater from the practice squad, reflecting concern about Sam Bradford’s availability for today’s game at San Francisco. Bradford aggravated a high left ankle sprain in a loss to Seattle last week, the same injury that sidelined him for two games earlier in the season.

Lions’ Suh crashes car PORTLAND, ORE. — Police in Oregon say Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh crashed his car into a tree in downtown Portland, but was not injured. Police say Suh was not impaired and was cooperative with officers following the accident at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Suh lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe he was driving, which then hit a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Niners stadium gets funding SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — The 49ers are a big step closer to moving from San Francisco to a new stadium about 45 miles south in Santa Clara. The team and City of Santa Clara announced that they have secured longawaited funding for the project.


Claxton tops Tour Qualifying Povetkin retains WBA title LA QUINTA, CALIF. — Will Claxton shot a 2-under 70 on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course to take a two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Claxton had a 15-under 273 total. He opened with a 64 on the Nicklaus course. The top 25 in the six-round event will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.

HELSINKI — Undefeated Alexander Povetkin retained his WBA heavyweight title with an eighth-round knockout of American challenger Cedric Boswell at Hartwall Arena on Saturday. It took Boswell 17 years as a professional to get a shot at a world title, but his dream of becoming the first American in five years to hold one of the major belts withered under a barrage of blows from the Russian.



Angels deal Mathis for Mills

Argentina wins doubles

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — The Los Angeles Angels have traded catcher Jeff Mathis to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Brad Mills. The Angels made the deal Saturday to get rid of the light-hitting Mathis, who led the club with 79 starts behind the plate last season. The Angels acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from Colorado last Wednesday. Mathis hit just .174 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 2011.

SEVILLE, SPAIN — Argentina won the doubles against Spain to trail 2-1 in the Davis Cup final, although the South Americans will face Rafael Nadal on his favorite clay surface today. David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank, partnering for the first time, eased to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory Saturday over Spanish pair Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez on the clay at Olympic Stadium.

NFL Favorite ......................Points (O/U) ................... Underdog Week 13 BUFFALO ...................................... 2 (43) ................................... Tennessee CHICAGO ..........................7 (37)...................... Kansas City MIAMI ..........................................31⠄2 (43)...................................... Oakland PITTSBURGH .............................61⠄2 (42).................................. Cincinnati Baltimore ..................................61⠄2 (38)............................... CLEVELAND NY Jets .......................................21⠄2 (38)............................ WASHINGTON Atlanta .........................................11⠄2 (38) ................................... HOUSTON TAMPA BAY ................................. 2 (46) ........................................ Carolina NEW ORLEANS ..........................81⠄2 (53)........................................ Detroit Denver ...........................................1 (37).................................. MINNESOTA SAN FRANCISCO ......................131⠄2 (38) .................................... St. Louis Dallas ..........................................41⠄2 (47)..................................... ARIZONA Green Bay ................................... 6 (53) ................................... NY GIANTS NEW ENGLAND ..........................20 (48)............................... Indianapolis Monday San Diego .................................... 3 (39) ........................... JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ...........................Points ........................ Underdog SOUTHERN MISS .............................3................................ New Mexico St MIDDLE TENN ST ............................6................................................. Akron x-George Washington ................ 11⠄2 ........................................ Va Comm ARKANSAS LR ................................ 11⠄2 ................................................... Smu Bowling Green ................................3.................................... WESTERN KY CLEMSON ........................................91⠄2 ............................. South Carolina WICHITA ST .......................................2..................................................... Unlv NORTHWESTERN ..................2 ................................. Baylor STANFORD ........................................6.......................... North Carolina St x-Maryland ..................................... 11⠄2 ................................... Notre Dame SAN DIEGO ST ...................................1 .......................................... California CREIGHTON .....................................81⠄2 ....................................... Nebraska VIRGINIA TECH .....................4 ............................ Kansas St PENN ST .......................................... 11⠄2 ...................................... Mississippi Rider ...................................................3............................................... MARIST MANHATTAN ....................................3......................................... St. Peter’s Iona .................................................141⠄2......................................... NIAGARA MURRAY ST ......................................4............................................... Dayton Fairfield ...........................................41⠄2 ........................................ CANISIUS OREGON ST .......................................9............................................ Montana NHL Favorite ........................... Goals ......................... Underdog ANAHEIM .................................... Even-1⠄2 .................................. Minnesota Detroit ........................................ Even-1⠄2 ................................. COLORADO VANCOUVER ...................................1⠄2-1 ........................................... Calgary Home Team in CAPS (c) 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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4/$!9).30/243 1945 — “Mr. Inside� Doc Blanchard of Army becomes the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. Blanchard also becomes the only athlete to win both the Heisman and Sullivan Award. 1951 — Princeton triple-threat tailback Richard Kazmaier wins the Heisman Trophy. Kazmaier led the nation in total offense and the Tigers to an undefeated season. 1956 — Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung edges Tennessee’s Johnny Majors to win the Heisman Trophy. 1961 — Floyd Patterson defends his world heavyweight title by knocking out Tom McNeeley in the fourth round. 1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black to be taken No. 1 in the NFL draft after being selected by the Washington Redskins.









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THE 2011 LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL TEAM, FROM LEFT: Katy Davis, Free State; Maggie Bones, Ottawa; Caitlin Broadwell, Lawrence; Charlotte Burch, Seabury; Kristin Patton, Wellsville; Becca Maasen, De Soto; coach Lindsay Hothan, De Soto; Shelby Holmes, Free State; Jenny Whitledge, Tonganoxie; Danielle Dowdy, De Soto. O Danielle Dowdy, De Soto senior setter — 1,080 O Maggie Bones, Ottawa assists, 218 digs and 41 aces senior outside hitter — for 35-8 Wildcats. O Katy Davis, Free State team-best 306 kills and 557 junior setter — led Firebirds digs for the Cyclones, who with 432 assists and selected to finished third at the Class 4A All-Sunflower League first team. state tournament. O Caitlin Broadwell, LawO Shelby Holmes, Free rence sophomore middle State junior outside hitter blocker — emerged as LHS — an All-Sunflower League leader midway through season first-teamer with 282 kills and and led team with 143 kills. 53 solo blocks. O Charlotte Burch, O Becca Maasen, De Seabury Academy senior Soto senior middle hitter outside hitter — captain led — team-leading 532 kills, 400 team with 162 digs, 63 aces digs, 20 solo blocks and 75 asand 25 solo blocks. sist blocks for DHS.

First Team

O Sarah McDermott, Veritas Christian junior setter/hitter — versatile Eagle had 187 kills, 104 assists and 75 blocks. O Kristin Patton, Wellsville senior outside hitter — 314 kills, .237 kill efficiency and 79 aces for a 3A statetournament team. O Jenny Whitledge, Tonganoxie junior outside hitter — All-Kaw Valley League first-teamer totaled 391 kills, 382 digs, 80 aces and 70 blocks.

Player of the year

Coach of the year

De Soto senior Becca Maasen A Mo.-Kan. all-star voted “Miss Offense” by her teammates each of the past two seasons, Maasen was a huge weapon for DHS as it went 35-8 before getting eliminated by eventual Class 4A state champion St. James Academy, winner of the past four state titles, in a sub-state championship match. Maasen has signed to play volleyball at Washburn University.

Lindsay Hothan, De Soto Not many teams had an answer for Hothan’s Wildcats this fall. DHS won 81 percent of its matches and advanced through the first two rounds of sub-state before getting eliminated by perennial powerhouse St. James. Hothan credited All-Area first-teamers Maasen and Dowdy as being two of the best athletes she has ever coached.

Honorable mention (alphabetic, by school) Kaysha Green, Jordan Hoffman, Morgan Lober, Baldwin; Annie Beck, Madison Maring, Allie Webb, Eudora; Zoe Reed, Kailey Wingert, Lawrence; Jaime Birzer, Alexis Roecker, Ottawa; Kelsey Kasson, Sierra Morgison, Perry-Lecompton; Alexa Gaumer, Courtney Hoag, Seabury Academy; Megan Hummelgaard, Brooklyn Kerbaugh, Tonganoxie; Abi Bartlow, Teri Huslig, Veritas Christian; Ashley Sparks, Wellsville. — BENTON SMITH



Sunday, December 4, 2011




Bulls’ lament: Taylor ‘just the difference’ By Matt Tait

University of South Florida men’s basketball coach Stan Heath was asked a lot of questions about what went wrong following USF’s 70-42 loss to Kansas University on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. And Heath had plenty of answers. But one seemed to sum it up better than all the others combined. “Tyshawn Taylor, in the second half, was just the difference,” Heath said. KU’s senior point guard

hit four of five second-half three-pointers and scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, turning a three-point game at halftime into a blowout victory for Kansas (5-2). Although Taylor was the catalyst for KU’s 46-21 second-half spread, the Jayhawks, as a whole, wore down the Bulls (5-4) throughout the second half. First came a 7-0 run that pushed the Kansas lead to 10. South Florida hung tough after that one and actually cut the deficit to five with 11:21 remaining. But even though

the Bulls hung around on the scoreboard, their body language showed they were gassed. “At the start of the second half, they went on a run, and I think that we put our head down,” USF junior Toarlyn Fitzpatrick said. “We tried to withstand the run and go on a little run ourselves, but they started knocking down more shots, their fans got into it more, and we didn’t respond.” Added Heath: “We took a timeout (after KU’s first run) and got things into a closer range, and then, in the

next wave that came, it just seemed like we couldn’t regroup. It might have been the conditioning.” From start to finish, the Bulls showed signs of fatigue Saturday night. For the first 30 minutes, they didn’t let that keep them from battling. But while Kansas seemed to grow stronger as the game moved along, the Bulls’ lack of depth and fresh legs caught up with them. It was not without good reason. Senior forward Augustus Gilchrist, who led USF with 11 points in 26 minutes, practiced for the first time all season on

Friday. Freshman guard Anthony Collins, who finished with eight points in 32 minutes, was still in his first week of full-contact practice. And Saturday’s game marked the first time the two had played in a game together. In addition, the Bulls were missing last year’s secondleading scorer, Jawanza Poland, who has yet to practice all season. “It’s been a strange beginning of the year for us,” Heath said. “We literally have not been able to practice with 10 guys since October. I don’t think our condi-

tioning is where it needs to be, and a lot of that is not the kids’ fault, it’s just the lack of having bodies out there to practice every day.” Of course, Saturday, Kansas had as much to do with USF’s struggles as its conditioning. “I don’t know which team you want to talk about, our first-half team or our secondhalf team,” Heath joked in his opening postgame comments. “Our second-half team lost a little focus and really, more than anything, just couldn’t keep pace with Kansas.”

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KANSAS CENTER JEFF WITHEY (5) DEFENDS AGAINST A SHOT by South Florida forward Ron Anderson Jr. during the second half. KU beat the Bulls, 70-42, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.



1965-66 Jayhawks honored


1-for-7 the first half. He finished with five points, four rebounds and three assists. “With Elijah, he has good intentions to play well, but when he doesn’t play well, he automatically becomes very deflated fast, which is really bad,” Self said. Johnson missed threes on KU’s first three possessions. “As an athlete, you’ve always got to be thinking, ‘Next play.’ You go 0-for-3 and have three strikeouts (as a baseball hitter), you still have to get on base when you are one run down in the ninth. We’re not showing that mental toughness. When the coach is telling you, ‘Shoot it every time you are open,’ that ain’t a bad gig. There’s a lot of people would like to have that gig in college basketball. “To abuse that and not guard on the other end or lose focus ... I am not buying into that,” Self said. “He’s too good a player to play like this. We’ve got to get him where he is playing better. If your playing well is based only on missed shots, you are probably not a complete player. He is a complete player. Elijah can do a lot of things. He is not impacting the game when things don’t go well early, which he’s got to be able to change.” How to do that, coach? “Through toughness. ‘Next play’ is a form of toughness. We had one (unidentified) guy stop playing to call threeseconds while the ball is in play. Who does that?” Self asked incredulously. “That is not thinking ‘next play.’ I think maybe our sickness has a little bit to do with it. I don’t think the guys were all there emotionally.” Asked if sickness was the reason Johnson only played eight minutes the second half after 12 the first, Self said: “To be honest with you, I was trying to win the game. The guys who played in the second half are the guys who I thought gave us the best chance to win.”

By Gary Bedore

KANSAS COACH BILL SELF, RIGHT, HAS WORDS for forward Thomas Robinson after Robinson picked up two quick fouls during the second half. KU, which did outscore the Bulls, 46-21, the second 20 minutes, was fueled by Tyshawn Taylor’s 20 secondhalf points. Taylor, who finished with 24, had 14 points (including three threes) in a 29-8 run that expanded a 3831 lead (11:09) to 67-39 at 2:35. Releford, Teahan and Taylor opened that surge with made threes. KU hit six of 14 threes the second half. Junior All-America candidate Robinson did not record a double-double for the first time this season. He finished with 14 points and eight boards. Self smiled when a reporter suggested Robinson was one Jayhawk who played hard all the time. “Next question,” Self said. “I think we pick and choose when we play hard. The whole team picks and chooses.” Self didn’t want to make it seem as if he was leaving the fieldhouse feeling totally negative about his squad, which next meets Long Beach State at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Allen. “It is a 28-point win. Who would ever argue beating a Big East team by 28 points?” Self said. — Assistant sports editor Gary Bedore can be reached at 832-7186

BOX SCORE SOUTH FLORIDA (42) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Ron Anderson Jr. 20 1-3 0-0 1-2 5 2 Victor Rudd Jr. 31 1-7 2-2 0-5 4 5 T. Fitzpatrick 31 2-8 0-0 0-6 1 5 Anthony Collins 32 2-5 4-4 0-4 4 8 Blake Nash 19 0-2 1-2 1-1 1 1 Augustus Gilchrist 26 5-11 1-2 1-3 3 11 Hugh Robertson 23 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 Shaun Noriega 16 3-6 0-0 0-0 2 8 LaVonte Dority 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 team 3-5 Totals 15-46 8-10 7-29 20 42 Three-point goals: 4-17 (Noriega 2-5, Fitzpatrick 1-4, Rudd 1-5, Nash 0-1, Gilchrist 0-1, Robertson 0-1). Assists: 8 (Nash 2, Robertson 2, Anderson, Rudd, Fitzpatrick, Collins). Turnovers: 19 (Gilchrist 6, Collins 3, Anderson 2, Rudd 2, Nash 2, Robertson 2, team 2). Blocked shots: 2 (Anderson 2). Steals: 9 (Nash 3, Anderson 2, Collins 2, Noriega, Gilchrist).

Kansas University’s 196566 Big Eight championship team was introduced at halftime of Saturday’s KU-South Florida game in Allen Fieldhouse. “Everybody’s having a great time,” former KU coach Ted Owens said. He and the players watched practice on Friday, then attended Saturday’s 70-42 victory as well as a banquet in the fieldhouse on Saturday night. “They were blown away by the facilities (on tour Friday). Some of the guys said if they’d had that when they were here, there’d be no reason to leave the building,” Owens gushed of the plush players’ lounge and locker room. The ’65-66 Jayhawks went 23-4 overall and 13-1 in the Big Eight. Key players included Walt Wesley and Jo Jo White, whose jerseys hang in the fieldhouse. “I think it was good for us,” KU senior Tyshawn Taylor said of Owens and the Jayhawks being in town. “They

came and talked to us at practice yesterday, and they gave an inspirational speech that helped us realize that every day we come out here we are playing for something bigger than ourselves. I think for them to be at the game it was something that we were all excited and grateful for. We are lucky to be in a situation where we can play in front of amazing guys and amazing players — guys that paved the way for us.”

Unselfish: Taylor could have tied his career-high of 26 points on a late-game breakaway, but instead dished to Thomas Robinson for the easy hoop. “I wasn’t paying attention to how many points I had. I just saw him (Thomas Robinson) coming in from the right so I just gave it up,” Taylor said.

Close to double-double: Robinson had 14 points and eight boards. He missed a double-double for the first time all season. “I’ve been kind of under the weather the last couple days. It is not a distraction

when it’s time to play,” Robinson said of a bad cold. “It didn’t affect my play.”

Player notes: Taylor has scored in double figures in all seven games. He hit a careerbest four threes. His 24 points were most by any Jayhawk this season, and his eight field goals made also tied for the most made by a Jayhawk (Elijah Johnson vs. UCLA, Robinson vs. Towson). ... Robinson’s four steals set a career-high. ... Conner Teahan’s four assists set a careerhigh and his 11 points tied a career-high mark set against Towson in the season opener. Teahan played a career-high 25 minutes.

Team notes: South Florida scored 42 points, the fourthlowest mark by a foe in the Bill Self era. ... KU’s 24 firsthalf points marked the fewest the Jayhawks scored in one half since Jan. 10, 2009 in a 75-62 loss at Michigan State — a 98-game span. ...The Jayhawks outscored the Bulls, 20-2, in fast-break points, the best since a 32-2 spread against Towson in the season opener.


MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Thomas Robinson 30 6-9 2-3 2-8 2 14 Jeff Withey 24 1-5 4-4 2-3 2 6 Tyshawn Taylor 33 8-10 4-6 0-2 1 24 Elijah Johnson 20 2-9 0-0 0-4 0 5 Travis Releford 28 2-3 0-0 0-3 1 5 Conner Teahan 25 3-8 4-5 1-2 0 11 Justin Wesley 20 0-1 1-2 2-3 2 1 Naadir Tharpe 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 Kevin Young 5 0-1 2-4 1-6 2 2 Jordan Juenemann 3 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 Merv Lindsay 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 team 2-4 Totals 23-50 17-2410-36 11 70 Three-point goals: 7-25 (Taylor 4-6, Releford 1-2, Teahan 1-6, Johnson 1-8, Juenemann 0-1, Tharpe 0-2). Assists: 17 (Taylor 5, Teahan 4, Johnson 3, Releford 3, Robinson, Withey). Turnovers: 14 (Taylor 5, Wesley 4, Withey 2, Releford 2, Tharpe). Blocked shots: 5 (Robinson 2, Withey, Wesley, Lindsay). Steals: 8 (Robinson 4, Taylor, Releford, Teahan, Young). South Florida 21 21 — 42 Kansas 24 46 — 70 Officials: John Higgins, Paul Janssen, Mike Stuart. Attendance: 16,300.

FORMER KANSAS PLAYERS ON THE 1965-66 TEAM, WALT WESLEY, LEFT, and Jo Jo White, center, stand with then-head coach Ted Owens during a halftime ceremony.



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KANSAS GUARD TYSHAWN TAYLOR SIGNALS TO THE BENCH after hitting a three-pointer against South Florida. Taylor had a game-high 24 points in the Jayhawks’ 70-42 victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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E R E V E S Duke loss weighed R E H T A E W on Kansas guard Taylor with

By Jesse Newell

On his team’s flight back from the Maui Invitational last week, Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor pulled out his iPad to watch a replay of KU’s 68-61 loss to Duke. When he was done, he started it back over again — making a long flight even longer. “It definitely weighed on me,” Taylor said following KU’s 70-42 victory over South Florida on Saturday. So what was Taylor focused on as he watched the film? “Counting those 11 turnovers. Counting that,” Taylor said. “Seeing where I could have made different plays and not turned the ball over. Seeing where I could have completed the play I was trying to make. Seeing the guy make that shot over and over.” The Hoboken, N.J., native went over the video four times before finally moving on. He wanted to make

sure that whatever mistakes he made wouldn’t happen again. “Losing sucks, especially when you lose a game like that,” Taylor said, “when you know that if we would have just made two or three more plays, you could have won. Just two or three different.” Taylor said he had been waiting to play Duke for all four of his years at KU. “That’s one of the best teams in the country every year, so that was one of the teams you want to play against,” Taylor said. “I got my chance, and I just didn’t feel like I played as well as I should have.” Kansas coach Bill Self preaches having a short memory, though, and Taylor believed his performance against South Florida would help his confidence moving forward. Taylor contributed 24 points — two off a career high — on 8-for-10 shooting. He also added five assists to go with five turnovers. “I think I did some things to get better today,” Taylor said.

“And I think I’ve got a long way to go until I’m where I want to be, but I think I made a step today, and I’m going to keep just making steps.” Self was pleased with Taylor’s effort, saying he was the best player on either team in the second half. “I hate that we’re relying on him to score that much,” Self said, “but when you’re shooting the ball like he did tonight, that was a big positive for us.” Taylor posted a career high in three-pointers, making four of six. “Me scoring well isn’t what I’m going to hang my hat on. I’ve got to be a point guard,” Taylor said. “I’ve got to be able to take care of the ball, play defense, get us in the offense every time and make open shots.” His self-critique after Saturday’s game was much more positive than it was on the trip back from Hawaii. “I’ve got to do better taking care of the ball and playing defense,” Taylor said, “but it does feel good to play a good game.”

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pretty spoiled. And even in (2005-2006, 2006-2007), when your four man is Julian (Wright), that’s a pretty special deal, when your four man can be your best passer on the team. Kind of like Marcus and Markieff last year.”

Unlike the KU football team, the basketball team does bring the heat defensively. “Yeah, but I still think we can do a little better,” junior power forward Thomas Robinson said. South Florida, which shot .326 overall and .235 from behind the three-point semicircle, doesn’t need to play Kansas when it’s playing better defense. On the topic of passing and defense, Larry Fedora’s

Southern Miss football team put on quite a show in both areas Saturday in defeating Houston in the Conference USA title game, 49-28. Is that good news for Kansas, which would do well to land Fedora, or does that mean Fedora just played his way to a more prestigious job? Like nearly all questions in a college football landscape that has so many open jobs, that’s an extremely difficult one to answer.

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Veritas hoops teams fall in Shea Tournament J-W Staff Reports

Heritage girls 43, Veritas Christian 39 MANHATTAN — Topeka Heritage Christian edged past the Veritas Christian girls basketball team, 43-39, in the championship game of the Shea Tournament on Saturday. The teams were tied through three back-and-forth quarters. “It really came down to: They executed late and hit their free throws, and we didn’t. That was the difference in the game,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. It was the second game in two days that Veritas lost by less than four points. Smoky Valley defeated Veritas, 4138, on Friday night. “We’ve got to learn to win these close ones, but I thought our girls played a great defensive game against a much taller team,” Shelton said. Junior Kristen Finger led Veritas with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Finger and senior Ellen Phillips were named to the all-tournament team.

BRIEFLY Four LHS wrestlers win weight classes

LEAVENWORTH — Four Lawrence High wrestlers won their weight classes Saturday at the Leavenworth Challenger. Hunter Haralson (126 pounds), Andrew Denning Heritage boys 52, Veritas 38 (152), Nick Pursel (170) and The boys fell to Topeka Reece Wright-Conklin (182) Heritage Christian in the won for the Lions. Brad Wilthird-place game of the Shea son, at 220, placed second. Tournament. Veritas trailed 22-3 at the Free State’s Wilson end of the first quarter but was able to outscore Heri- tops at 182 pounds tage in the second and third, GARDNER — Free State before cutting the deficit to High’s Spencer Wilson won just four points in the fourth his 182-pound weight class quarter. Heritage then pulled Saturday at the Gardner-Edgaway in the final few minutes. erton Invitational. The Firebirds “I’m really proud of the way placed 11th as a team. we didn’t quit,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “We just had a bad first quarter, but Timmons inducted they (Veritas) fought really into track HOF hard to make a game of it.” ST. LOUIS — Former Kansas Veritas (1-2) was led by senior Elijah Penny, who had University track and field 15 points, and junior Thomas coach Bob Timmons was inBachert, who added 14. Both ducted into the USA Track and made the all-tournament team. Field Hall of Fame on Saturday. Timmons coached at Kansas Heritage 22 10 8 12—52 Veritas 3 13 13 9—38 from 1966-88 and led the Veritas — Elijah Penny 15, Thomas Bachert 14, Caleb Holland 3, Andrew Currier Jayhawks to 31 league titles as 2, Eric Shin 2, Peter Shin 2. well as four national champiHeritage — Muzzy 29, Cowsert 10, onships. Swanson 7, Doss 4, Cowin 2. Heritage 13 8 10 12—43 Veritas 15 7 9 8—39 Heritage — A. Griffith 12, S. Lishke 7, D. McElroy 4, J. Corwin 12, L. Cowin 8. Veritas — Madison Bennett 3, Joy Brooks 2, Brittany Rask 10, Allison Dover 2, Ellen Phillips 10, Kristen Finger 12.


Chiefs, Bears both facing big questions at quarterback LAKE FOREST, ILL. (AP) — No Jay Cutler. No Matt Cassel, either. Star power at quarterback may be lacking when the Chicago Bears host the Kansas City Chiefs today. Intrigue won’t be hard to find, though. Cutler is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. A right hand injury ended Cassel’s season early. And that means both teams have big questions at quarterback. Caleb Hanie is trying to keep the Bears (7-4) in contention with Cutler sidelined. The Chiefs (4-7) have another issue at quarterback. Coach Todd Haley said Tyler Palko’s the man — for now — even though Kyle Orton is in the fold. But how long will that last before Orton starts taking snaps against his former team? “Tyler is our starter,” Haley said. “We got to get Kyle ready to play. He might have to play, and he might not. That’s the situation, right now, as we speak.” Palko said, “I’m the starter,

from what Todd has told me. And let everything else play out, as it may.” So far, things haven’t played out well for Palko. The Chiefs were forced to turn to the journeyman backup when Cassel suffered a season-ending hand injury, and he threw three interceptions in a 34-3 loss at New England two weeks ago. Things were no better in a 13-9 loss to Pittsburgh. He fumbled away a snap and threw two picks in a span of three plays in the first half and got intercepted a third time in the closing minutes after leading the Chiefs down the field, sealing Kansas City’s fourth straight loss and second in a row without a touchdown. That did nothing to quiet the calls for Orton, who was claimed off waivers from Denver last week. He arrived in Kansas City that Friday, leaving him no time to get ready for the Steelers game, but he’s had a week now. Haley said Palko would get

about 60 percent of the repetitions with the first-team offense this week, with Orton taking the rest. If he gets the call against the Bears, the game could become even more interesting. Not only did Orton spend his first four years with Chicago before being traded to Denver for Cutler in 2009, the Bears also put in a claim for him. The Chiefs got him because they have a worse record. “It’s my job to get ready as fast as I can,” Orton said. “I don’t make the decision on whether I play or not, I just go out on the practice field and perform whenever my coaches tell me to perform.” For Chicago, there’s no question who will be lining up at quarterback. Hanie is the man, and he probably will be with Cutler out as long as he doesn’t have some sort of meltdown. “We’ve just got to be really careful what kind of situations we put him in,” Cutler said.

City represented on Sunflower League teams J-W Staff Reports

There was no shortage of Firebirds or Lions on the AllSunflower League teams this fall. Both Free State High and Lawrence had multiple honorees in cross country, football, boys soccer and volleyball. Lawrence High football had the most first-team selections with six, including two nods for Brad Strauss, as both a quarterback and cornerback.

All-Sunflower League teams Boys cross country

Lawrence — Zach Andregg, Gavin Fischer and Nathan Stringer.

Free State — Kain Anderson and Kamp Wiebe.

Girls cross country

Lawrence — Grace Morgan. Free State — Molly McCord and Lynn Robinson.


First team Lawrence — Kharon Brown, defensive lineman; Anthony Buffalomeat, receiver; Anthony Rosen, kicker; Brad Strauss, quarterback and defensive back; and Sean Thomas, offensive lineman. Free State — Kyle McFarland, defensive back; and Cody Stanclift, defensive lineman. Second team Lawrence — Anthony Buffalomeat, punter; and Joe Odrowski, offensive lineman. Free State — Joe Dineen, defensive back; Jimmy Fernandez, offensive lineman; and Adam Joice, linebacker.

Honorable mention Lawrence — Jordan Brown, linebacker; Drew Green, linebacker; Black Hocking, offensive lineman; Drake Hofer, receiver; Charles Jackson, running back; Tyrone Jenkins, linebacker and running back; Dorius Johnson, defensive lineman; Erick Mayo, defensive back, receiver and return specialist; Will Thompson, defensive back; and Jake Vinoverski, linebacker. Free State — Tye Hughes, receiver; Kale Joice, kicker and punter; Shawn Knighton, defensive back and running back; Kyle McFarland, quarterback; Caylor Norris, offensive lineman; Ryan Patterson, receiver; Corban Schmidt, linebacker; Cody Stanclift, offensive lineman; and Blake Winslow, linebacker.

Boys soccer

Second team Lawrence — Tanner Click, goalkeeper; Justin Riley, midfielder; and Tanner Williams, defender.

Free State — Jake Walter, forward. Honorable mention Lawrence — Connor Henrichs, defender; and Zach Wustefeld, forward. Free State — Hunter Peirce, midfielder; and Zack Thompson, midfielder.


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No. 1 LSU 42, No. 12 Georgia 10 ATLANTA — Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown and set up other scores with a fumble recovery and another dazzling return, leading LSU to a rout of Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. The Tigers (13-0) locked up a spot in the Jan. 9 BCS title game in New Orleans, a trip they might’ve gotten even with a loss to the Bulldogs (10-3). But, after a dismal first half in which they managed only 12 yards and failed to pick up a first down, they outscored Georgia 35-0 over the final two quarters. Mathieu, the fearless sophomore known as “Honey Badger,” sparked the comeback from a 10-0 deficit with his punt return for a touchdown midway through the second quarter. Aaron Murray was 16-of-40 for 163 yards with two interceptions for Georgia. Georgia’s running game was nonexistent, with Isaiah Crowell hobbling on a sore ankle. The freshman had only 15 yards on 10 carries. No. 21 Clemson 38, No. 5 Virginia Tech 10 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as Clemson routed Virginia Tech to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years. The Tigers (10-3) clinched their first Orange Bowl berth since 1981, the year they won their only national championship. Clemson won’t be playing for a national title this season, but the victory was still sweet considering they’d lost three of four games to close the regular season.

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LSU CORNERBACK TYRANN MATHIEU (7) RETURNS A PUNT for a touchdown against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship game on Saturday in Atlanta. No. 24 Southern Miss 49, No. 7 Houston 28 HOUSTON — Austin Davis threw four touchdown passes, and Southern Mississippi ruined Houston’s perfect season and Bowl Championship Series hopes in the Conference USA title game. Case Keenum completed 41 of 67 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions for Houston (12-1). He became the first quarterback to reach 5,000 yards passing in three seasons, one more record to tack onto his magnificent career. Tracey Lampley caught two touchdown passes, and the Golden Eagles (11-2) became the first team to hold Houston, averaging more than 50 per game, below 35 points this season. No. 9 Boise State 45, New Mexico 0 BOISE, IDAHO — Kellen Moore threw three touchdowns in the final home game of his brilliant career and Doug Martin ran for two more for Boise State. Moore was 28-of-33 for 313 yards before heading for the sideline midway through

the third quarter. His three touchdowns give him 41 for the season, setting a new school single-season record. He also set a new school record for completions in a season with 300.

No. 15 Wisconsin 42, No. 11 Michigan State 39 INDIANAPOLIS — Montee Ball ran for three touchdowns including the decisive sevenyard score with 3:45 to go, leading Wisconsin past Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten championship game. Wisconsin (11-2) is now headed to its second straight Rose Bowl. No. 18 TCU 56, UNLV 9 FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Greg McCoy returned a kickoff 99 yards, and Kris Gardner had a 16-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 12-second span for TCU in its Mountain West Conference finale. TCU (10-2, 7-0 MWC) wrapped up its third consecutive outright Mountain West title, winning its last 24 games in that league before moving to the Big 12 next season.

SATURDAY’S TOP 25 SUMMARIES No. 1 LSU 42, No. 12 Georgia 10

No. 24 Southern Miss. 49, No. 7 Houston 28

No. 15 Wisconsin 42, No. 11 Michigan St. 39

Georgia 10 0 0 0—10 LSU 0 7 21 14—42 First Quarter Geo-FG Walsh 40, 11:45. Geo-White 12 pass from Murray (Walsh kick), :42. Second Quarter LSU-Mathieu 62 punt return (Alleman kick), 5:48. Third Quarter LSU-Hilliard 15 run (Alleman kick), 12:51. LSU-Hilliard 4 run (Alleman kick), 10:37. LSU-Hilliard 8 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick), 3:45. Fourth Quarter LSU-Blue 48 run (Alleman kick), 6:17. LSU-Claiborne 45 interception return (Alleman kick), 4:21. A-74,515. Geo LSU First downs 19 13 Rushes-yards 34-78 35-207 Passing 218 30 Comp-Att-Int 20-51-2 5-13-0 Return Yards 0 172 Punts-Avg. 8-51.6 8-50.4 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 9-87 8-54 Time of Possession 36:36 23:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Georgia, Malcome 5-37, Thomas 7-28, Crowell 10-15, Alex.Ogletree 1-3, Mason 1-2, Mitchell 1-(minus 1), Team 1-(minus 1), Murray 8-(minus 5). LSU, Blue 8-94, Hilliard 8-72, Ford 6-34, Ware 6-13, Team 1-(minus 1), Jefferson 6-(minus 5). PASSING-Georgia, Murray 16-40-2-163, Mason 4-11-0-55. LSU, Jefferson 5-13-0-30. RECEIVING-Georgia, Charles 4-42, Mitchell 4-32, T.King 3-59, Conley 3-40, McGowan 2-22, Malcome 1-17, White 1-12, Crowell 1-(minus 3), Thomas 1-(minus 3). LSU, R.Randle 2-15, Ware 1-9, Hilliard 1-8, Blue 1-(minus 2).

Southern Miss. 7 14 21 7—49 Houston 0 14 7 7—28 First Quarter USM-Balentine 14 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick), 1:09. Second Quarter USM-Lampley 16 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick), 13:08. Hou-J.Johnson 9 pass from Keenum (M.Hogan kick), 7:48. Hou-Hayes 1 run (M.Hogan kick), 5:47. USM-Sullivan 69 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick), 4:16. Third Quarter USM-Bradley 11 blocked punt return (Hrapmann kick), 11:35. Hou-Hayes 4 run (M.Hogan kick), 7:05. USM-D.Jhnsn 17 run (Hrpmnn kick), 3:18. USM-Lampley 61 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick), :54. Fourth Quarter USM-R.Thornton 26 interception return (Hrapmann kick), 2:41. Hou-J.Johnson 13 pass from Keenum (M.Hogan kick), :03. A-32,413. USM Hou First downs 21 27 Rushes-yards 39-207 31-55 Passing 279 373 Comp-Att-Int 17-34-2 41-67-2 Return Yards 77 25 Punts-Avg. 5-45.0 7-34.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 12-85 5-45 Time of Possession 27:27 32:33 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Southern Miss., Lampley 14-71, D.Johnson 10-61, Davis 9-47, Woodyard 5-30, Team 1-(minus 2). Houston, Hayes 15-50, C.Sims 9-32, Edwards 1-(minus 9), Keenum 6-(minus 18). PASSING-Southern Miss., Davis 17-33-1-279, Pierce 0-1-1-0. Houston, Keenum 41-67-2-373. RECEIVING-Southern Miss., Lampley 6-125, Sullivan 4-95, Balentine 3-24, Bolden 2-6, Pierce 1-20, D.Johnson 1-9. Houston, J.Johnson 12-171, C.Sims 10-69, Hayes 6-27, Edwards 5-28, Carrier 4-41, Collins 2-23, Spencer 1-11, Ron.Williams 1-3.

Wisconsin 21 0 7 14—42 Michigan St. 7 22 7 3—39 First Quarter Wis-Duckworth 3 pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 10:04. MSU-Baker 8 run (Conroy kick), 6:44. Wis-M.Ball 6 run (Welch kick), 3:44. Wis-M.Ball 6 run (Welch kick), 3:12. Second Quarter MSU-Cunningham 30 pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 14:55. MSU-Cunningham 7 pass from Cousins (Sonntag run), 10:21. MSU-Bell 6 run (Conroy kick), 3:26. Third Quarter Wis-Abbrederis 42 pass from Wilson (Welch kick), 9:13. MSU-Cunningham 44 pass from Cousins (Conroy kick), 1:41. Fourth Quarter Wis-M.Ball 5 pass from Wilson (pass failed), 13:25. MSU-FG Conroy 25, 8:28. Wis-M.Ball 7 run (Pedersen pass from Wilson), 3:45. A-64,152. Wis MSU First downs 16 23 Rushes-yards 37-126 34-190 Passing 219 281 Comp-Att-Int 18-25-0 22-30-1 Return Yards 11 12 Punts-Avg. 5-45.0 3-42.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-30 7-50 Time of Possession 30:05 29:55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Wisconsin, M.Ball 27-137, Wilson 7-(minus 5), Team 3-(minus 6). Michigan St., Bell 18-106, Baker 9-31, Martin 5-26, Cunningham 1-24, Cousins 1-3. PASSING-Wisconsin, Wilson 17-24-0-187, M.Ball 1-1-0-32. Michigan St., Cousins 22-301-281. RECEIVING-Wisconsin, Abbrederis 3-65, Duckworth 3-53, Toon 3-34, Ewing 3-16, M.Ball 3-7, Wilson 2-31, Pedersen 1-13. Michigan St., Martin 9-115, Cunningham 5-115, Ke.Nichol 4-39, Bell 3-11, Linthicum 1-1.

No. 9 Boise State 45, New Mexico 0

No. 18 TCU 56, UNLV 9

No. 21 Clemson 38, No. 5 Virginia Tech 10 Virginia Tech 7 3 0 0—10 Clemson 7 3 21 7—38 First Quarter Clem-Allen 24 pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick), 11:17. VT-Coles 45 pass from Thomas (Journell kick), :44. Second Quarter Clem-FG Catanzaro 20, 7:54. VT-FG Journell 42, :01. Third Quarter Clem-Allen 8 pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick), 10:45. Clem-Watkins 53 pass from Boyd (Catanzaro kick), 8:02. Clem-Ellington 29 run (Catanzaro kick), 6:21. Fourth Quarter Clem-Boyd 1 run (Catanzaro kick), 13:04. A-73,675. VT Clem First downs 19 25 Rushes-yards 29-56 45-217 Passing 274 240 Comp-Att-Int 22-44-2 20-30-0 Return Yards 0 108 Punts-Avg. 6-46.2 5-41.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 9-91 5-35 Time of Possession 29:50 30:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Virginia Tech, D.Wilson 11-32, Oglesby 6-22, Thomas 12-2. Clemson, Ellington 20-125, Watkins 5-55, Boyd 11-28, Howard 3-11, Stoudt 1-1, McDowell 3-0, Team 2-(minus 3). PASSING-Virginia Tech, Thomas 22-44-2274. Clemson, Boyd 20-29-0-240, Hopkins 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING-Virginia Tech, Coles 7-116, M.Davis 4-50, Boykin 3-58, D.Wilson 3-14, Drager 2-23, Coale 2-11, Oglesby 1-2. Clemson, Hopkins 7-92, Watkins 5-80, Allen 2-32, Ellington 2-(minus 5), Ja.Brown 1-17, Peake 1-17, Ford 1-5, Bryant 1-2.

New Mexico 0 0 0 0— 0 Boise St. 21 10 7 7—45 First Quarter Boi-Efaw 2 pass from Ke.Moore (Frisina kick), 7:57. Boi-Shoemaker 16 pass from Ke.Moore (Frisina kick), 4:40. Boi-D.Martin 4 run (Frisina kick), 1:35. Second Quarter Boi-Linehan 15 pass from Ke.Moore (Frisina kick), 7:49. Boi-FG Frisina 30, :00. Third Quarter Boi-D.Martin 40 run (Goodale kick), 7:20. Fourth Quarter Boi-D.Wright 30 run (Goodale kick), 5:01. A-33,878. NM Boi First downs 8 31 Rushes-yards 28-52 37-149 Passing 145 394 Comp-Att-Int 16-28-0 37-45-1 Return Yards 6 44 Punts-Avg. 7-39.0 1-46.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-43 4-24 Time of Possession 28:29 31:31 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-New Mexico, Gongbay 7-17, Long 4-14, Barr 3-13, D.Rogers 4-7, Wright 4-7, Biren 2-4, Holbrook 4-(minus 10). Boise St., D.Martin 22-110, D.Wright 4-29, Harper 9-28, Ke.Moore 1-(minus 8), M.Burroughs 1-(minus 10). PASSING-New Mexico, Holbrook 16-280-145. Boise St., Ke.Moore 28-33-0-313, Southwick 8-11-1-72, Hedrick 1-1-0-9. RECEIVING-New Mexico, Long 8-96, Barr 4-18, D.Rogers 1-11, Kirk 1-8, Solomon 1-7, Wright 1-5. Boise St., Shoemaker 7-106, M.Burroughs 6-59, Miller 5-62, Burks 3-29, Linehan 3-29, Boldewijn 3-21, Efaw 3-18, D.Martin 2-25, Harper 2-19, Ki.Moore 2-15, C.Potter 1-11.

UNLV 3 3 0 3— 9 TCU 7 28 14 7—56 First Quarter UNLV-FG Kohorst 39, 5:35. TCU-Pachall 8 run (Evans kick), 1:43. Second Quarter TCU-James 10 run (Evans kick), 7:07. TCU-Tucker 32 run (Evans kick), 5:12. UNLV-FG Kohorst 43, 2:13. TCU-McCoy 99 kickoff return (Evans kick), 2:00. TCU-Gardner 16 interception return (Evans kick), 1:48. Third Quarter TCU-James 2 run (Evans kick), 10:21. TCU-Wesley 9 run (Evans kick), 3:57. Fourth Quarter UNLV-FG Kohorst 29, 12:59. TCU-M.Brown 6 run (Evans kick), 9:10. A-32,012. UNLV TCU First downs 6 19 Rushes-yards 42-116 39-186 Passing 48 199 Comp-Att-Int 4-12-1 16-23-0 Return Yards 4 82 Punts-Avg. 9-37.8 4-39.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 6-64 0-0 Time of Possession 30:13 29:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-UNLV, Randle 14-71, Cornett 9-25, Bradford 7-11, Barnhill 12-9. TCU, Tucker 7-55, James 9-38, Wesley 8-34, M.Brown 4-22, Dean 7-20, Pachall 2-9, Fort 2-8. PASSING-UNLV, Barnhill 4-12-1-48. TCU, Pachall 15-22-0-185, M.Brown 1-1-0-14. RECEIVING-UNLV, Mi.Johnson 2-17, Harrington 1-29, Payne 1-2. TCU, B.Carter 4-80, Hicks 4-22, Dawson 2-2, L.Brock 1-38, Boyce 1-29, Tucker 1-9, J.Jones 1-7, Porter 1-6, C.White 1-6.



Sunday, December 4, 2011




Griffin, No. 19 Baylor blow out Texas

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OKLAHOMA STATE QUARTERBACK BRANDON WEEDEN, CENTER, CELEBRATES with fans following a 44-10 victory over rival Oklahoma on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

No. 3 OSU shreds OU, makes BCS title case STILLWATER, OKLA. (AP) — Mike Gundy didn’t feel comfortable campaigning for No. 3 Oklahoma State to play for the national title until his Cowboys had at least won a conference crown. His team made a better case than anything he could have ever said. Joseph Randle ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns, Richetti Jones returned a fumble for a score, and No. 3 Oklahoma State throttled No. 13 Oklahoma 44-10 Saturday night to win the Big 12 championship and make its case to play for the BCS national title. “I don’t think there’s any question Oklahoma State should play in the big game,” Gundy said. The Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) snapped an eight-game losing streak in the Bedlam rivalry and won their first outright conference title since 1948 in the three-team Missouri Valley. Oklahoma State’s defense, badmouthed much of the season while giving up big yardage but leading the nation in takeaways, forced the Sooners into five turnovers — four of them by quarterback Landry Jones.

STATISTICS Oklahoma 0 3 0 7—10 Oklahoma St. 10 14 20 0—44 First Quarter OkSt-J.Smith 9 run (Sharp kick), 8:36. OkSt-FG Sharp 25, 2:51. Second Quarter OkSt-Randle 1 run (Sharp kick), 4:39. OkSt-Randle 2 run (Sharp kick), 1:05. Okl-FG Hunnicutt 48, :00. Third Quarter OkSt-FG Sharp 37, 12:02. OkSt-R.Jones 5 fumble return (Sharp kick), 11:56. OkSt-J.Smith 37 run (Sharp kick), 5:23. OkSt-FG Sharp 34, 1:56. Fourth Quarter Okl-B.Bell 28 run (Hunnicutt kick), 2:25. A-58,141. Okl OkSt First downs 24 22 Rushes-yards 33-108 33-278 Passing 250 217 Comp-Att-Int 27-50-2 24-36-0 Return Yards 0 0 Punts-Avg. 8-39.1 5-39.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-54 5-40 Time of Possession 31:07 28:53 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Oklahoma, R.Finch 9-65, Millard 5-32, B.Bell 1-28, Clay 7-13, B.Williams 7-10, Franks 1-4, L.Jones 3-(minus 44). Oklahoma St., Randle 19-151, J.Smith 10-119, H.Sims 3-7, Blackmon 1-1. PASSING-Oklahoma, L.Jones 27-50-2-250. Oklahoma St., Weeden 24-36-0-217. RECEIVING-Oklahoma, Franks 8-49, Stills 6-63, R.Finch 3-13, Millard 2-39, Jackson 2-29, Reynolds 2-23, D.Miller 2-16, Hanna 1-13, Clay 1-5. Oklahoma St., Blackmon 10-95, Randle 4-31, J.Cooper 4-6, J.Smith 2-2, T.Moore 1-53, Anderson 1-18, Harrison 1-10, Stewart 1-2.

Fans started chanting “LS-U!” midway through the fourth quarter with the victory well in hand, then stormed the field and tore down the goal posts when it was over.

WACO, TEXAS (AP) — Robert Griffin III lifted Baylor to its best football in a generation. On Saturday, in what may be the last home game of his college career, the Bears quarterback put on the kind of performance that could convince Heisman Trophy voters he’s best player in the country. Griffin ran for two touchdowns, passed for two more and led the No. 19 Bears (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) to a 48-24 win over Texas (7-5, 4-5) in a statement game on national television. He passed for 320 yards.

The top-ranked Tigers could be next up for the Pokes, but only with a boost in the BCS standings due out tonight. “If that’s the way it works out, absolutely. We took care of what we could take care of,” quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “We had to worry about us and control what we could control, and if we were able to do that, we were conference champs.” While the top-ranked Tigers won the SEC championship Saturday to lock up a spot in the BCS title game, No. 2 Alabama sat at home idle after finishing second in its division. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, proved itself the best team in its state and its conference. But it’s up to the voters, who had the Cowboys fifth in the coaches’ poll and Harris poll, to decide whether Oklahoma State will play for the highest stakes. Gundy proclaimed earlier this week that he considered the Crimson Tide to be the second-best team in the nation “right now” — maybe because that’s what he thought his team needed to hear that to get fired up and prove him wrong.

No. 16 K-State wins, ends 10-2 MANHATTAN (AP) — Bill Snyder wouldn’t bite when he was asked to compare this season’s Kansas State team to those of years past, Wildcats that won Big 12 championships and went to prestigious bowl games. “I reserve the right to make those judgments until the end of the season,” the longtime coach said, “and then I’ll find a way to avoid the question.” It’s going to be an inevitable one. John Hubert ran for 120 yards and the go-ahead touchdown Saturday, helping the No. 16 Wildcats beat Iowa State 30-23 and keeping alive their chances for a share of the conference title. Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12, Kansas State (10-2, 7-2) instead put together one of the best seasons in school history. Led by the 72-year-old Snyder, the plucky Wildcats managed to beat everyone they faced except for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

“It’s been a journey,” said Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, who ran for a touchdown and threw for another against the Cyclones. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but over the course we’ve been able to make improvements so we’re a better team.” Jeff Woody ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones (6-6, 3-6), who became bowl eligible for the second time under Paul Rhoads when they knocked off the Cowboys a couple weeks ago. Both teams now await their bowl destinations. The Wildcats could be headed anywhere from one of the BCS games as an atlarge selection to the Alamo or Cotton bowls, though Snyder said he won’t be campaigning before announcements are made tonight. The Cyclones, meanwhile, will be headed to a game for the second time in three years.

STATISTICS Iowa St. 13 0 7 3—23 Kansas St. 7 10 3 10—30 First Quarter ISU-Darks 30 pass from Barnett (Guyer kick), 2:01. KSt-Thompson 68 pass from C.Klein (A.Cantele kick), 1:46. ISU-Woody 1 run (kick blocked), :11. Second Quarter KSt-FG A.Cantele 37, 10:13. KSt-C.Klein 1 run (A.Cantele kick), :20. Third Quarter KSt-FG A.Cantele 47, 8:48. ISU-Woody 13 run (Guyer kick), 4:25. Fourth Quarter KSt-FG A.Cantele 19, 13:37. ISU-FG Guyer 43, 6:12. KSt-Hubert 26 run (A.Cantele kick), 3:29. A-47,392. ISU KSt First downs 24 20 Rushes-yards 51-215 45-201 Passing 153 158 Comp-Att-Int 15-27-1 7-15-0 Return Yards 0 16 Punts-Avg. 3-44.3 4-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-30 2-20 Time of Possession 31:00 29:00 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Iowa St., Woody 23-85, Hollis 4-56, White 8-41, Barnett 14-26, Van Der Kamp 1-9, Team 1-(minus 2). Kansas St., Hubert 15-120, C.Klein 26-86, Harper 1-1, Team 3-(minus 6). PASSING-Iowa St., Barnett 15-27-1-153. Kansas St., C.Klein 7-15-0-158. RECEIVING-Iowa St., Reynolds 4-56, Gary 3-30, Darks 2-33, West 2-9, Lenz 1-11, Woody 1-7, Hammerschmidt 1-4, White 1-3. Kansas St., Thompson 2-87, Hubert 2-28, T.Miller 1-21, Tannahill 1-17, B.Smith 1-5.

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STATISTICS Texas 7 14 3 0—24 Baylor 14 10 17 7—48 First Quarter Bay-Wright 59 pass from R.Griffin (A.Jones kick), 14:38. Bay-Ganaway 20 run (A.Jones kick), 8:03. Tex-Irby 2 pass from McCoy (Tucker kick), :33. Second Quarter Tex-Poehlmann 3 pass from McCoy (Tucker kick), 10:53. Tex-Goodwin 80 pass from McCoy (Tucker kick), 7:40. Bay-FG A.Jones 22, 4:39. Bay-R.Griffin 2 run (A.Jones kick), :50. Third Quarter Tex-FG Tucker 39, 13:04. Bay-Ganaway 1 run (A.Jones kick), 11:34. Bay-R.Griffin 10 run (A.Jones kick), 7:21. Bay-FG A.Jones 40, 1:18. Fourth Quarter Bay-T.Williams 39 pass from R.Griffin (A.Jones kick), 7:43. A-46,543.

Tex Bay First downs 22 24 Rushes-yards 45-201 38-191 Passing 356 320 Comp-Att-Int 24-40-4 15-22-1 Return Yards 0 90 Punts-Avg. 0-0.0 2-46.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0 Penalties-Yards 12-105 6-45 Time of Possession 38:30 21:30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Texas, Monroe 8-77, C.Johnson 14-60, Hills 11-52, Ash 4-15, Goodwin 4-13, McCoy 4-(minus 16). Baylor, Ganaway 23-152, R.Griffin 12-32, Salubi 1-9, Team 2-(minus 2). PASSING-Texas, McCoy 24-39-4-356, Ash 0-1-0-0. Baylor, R.Griffin 15-22-1-320. RECEIVING-Texas, Goodwin 5-129, Davis 5-48, Shipley 4-121, Grant 2-12, Roberson 2-12, Hills 2-8, Onyegbule 1-15, Monroe 1-6, Poehlmann 1-3, Irby 1-2. Baylor, Wright 6-166, T.Williams 4-88, Sampson 3-49, T.Reese 1-12, Ganaway 1-5.




AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 8 3 0 .727 331 223 N.Y. Jets 6 5 0 .545 256 241 Buffalo 5 6 0 .455 261 281 Miami 3 8 0 .273 212 206 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 8 3 0 .727 293 179 Tennessee 6 5 0 .545 226 212 Jacksonville 3 8 0 .273 138 200 Indianapolis 0 11 0 .000 150 327 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 8 3 0 .727 272 182 Pittsburgh 8 3 0 .727 233 188 Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 259 215 Cleveland 4 7 0 .364 165 216 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 7 4 0 .636 260 274 Denver 6 5 0 .545 221 260 Kansas City 4 7 0 .364 153 265 San Diego 4 7 0 .364 249 275 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 4 0 .636 270 225 N.Y. Giants 6 5 0 .545 252 277 Washington 4 7 0 .364 183 222 Philadelphia 4 8 0 .333 271 282 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 8 3 0 .727 362 252 Atlanta 7 4 0 .636 259 227 Tampa Bay 4 7 0 .364 199 291 Carolina 3 8 0 .273 252 305 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 11 0 0 1.000 382 227 Chicago 7 4 0 .636 288 232 Detroit 7 4 0 .636 316 246 Minnesota 2 9 0 .182 214 295 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 9 2 0 .818 262 161 Seattle 5 7 0 .417 216 246 Arizona 4 7 0 .364 213 256 St. Louis 2 9 0 .182 140 270 Thursday’s Game Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14 Today’s Games Kansas City at Chicago, noon Atlanta at Houston, noon Denver at Minnesota, noon Carolina at Tampa Bay, noon Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, noon N.Y. Jets at Washington, noon Oakland at Miami, noon Tennessee at Buffalo, noon Indianapolis at New England, noon Baltimore at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 3:15 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game San Diego at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.

AFC Individual Leaders Week 13 Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NWE 421 277 3627 28 10 Schaub, HOU 292 178 2479 15 6 Rthlsbrgr, PIT 385 245 3070 17 10 Mat. Moore, MIA219 138 1607 8 5 Fitzpatrick, BUF 369 236 2549 19 14 J. Campbell, OAK165 100 1170 6 4 Hasselbeck, TEN 371 225 2517 15 10 Dalton, CIN 363 218 2509 16 12 Sanchez, NYJ 373 210 2513 18 11 Rivers, SND 419 256 3211 16 17 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD Jones-Drew, JAC 230 1040 4.52 41 5 F. Jackson, BUF 170 934 5.49 80t 6 A. Foster, HOU 193 805 4.17 43 7 McGahee, DEN 162 775 4.78 60t 3 Benson, CIN 188 740 3.94 39t 5 R. Rice, BAL 179 722 4.03 59 8 Ry. Mthws, SND 152 717 4.72 39 3 Be. Tate, HOU 127 712 5.61 27t 3 Chr. Jhnsn, TEN 183 699 3.82 34 2 M. Bush, OAK 163 668 4.10 44 6 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Welker, NWE 82 1143 13.9 99t 8 R. Grnkwsk, NWE 60 864 14.4 52t 11 B. Marshall, MIA 59 850 14.4 46 3 M. Wallace, PIT 55 939 17.1 95t 6 Bowe, KAN 55 819 14.9 52t 4 St. Johnson, BUF 54 622 11.5 52 5 R. Rice, BAL 54 537 9.9 52 2 N. Wshngtn, TEN 49 628 12.8 57 4 Boldin, BAL 48 747 15.6 56 3 An. Brown, PIT 48 707 14.7 34 1 Punters No Yds LG Avg Lechler, OAK 55 2831 80 51.5 Scifres, SND 36 1770 71 49.2 Moorman, BUF 51 2498 66 49.0 Fields, MIA 52 2528 70 48.6 B. Colquitt, DEN 68 3240 66 47.6 McAfee, IND 64 3024 64 47.3 Koch, BAL 53 2478 62 46.8 Mesko, NWE 38 1753 58 46.1 D. Colquitt, KAN 58 2656 68 45.8 Huber, CIN 66 2922 71 44.3 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Arenas, KAN 21 310 14.8 37 0 Edelman, NWE 19 232 12.2 72t 1 Jac. Jones, HOU 34 399 11.7 79t 1 An. Brown, PIT 24 265 11.0 41 0 Bess, MIA 24 264 11.0 22 0 Cosby, DEN 18 196 10.9 30 0 Mariani, TEN 24 257 10.7 79t 1 Br. Tate, CIN 39 371 9.5 56t 1 Crayton, SND 20 188 9.4 31 0 Kerley, NYJ 17 159 9.4 53 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD McKnight, NYJ 26 901 34.7 107t 1 Da. Reed, BAL 16 457 28.6 77 0 An. Brown, PIT 19 528 27.8 52 0 Cribbs, CLE 25 670 26.8 63 0 R. Goodman, SND22 574 26.1 44 0 Mariani, TEN 20 493 24.7 49 0 Br. Tate, CIN 27 649 24.0 45 0 Karim, JAC 24 573 23.9 37 0 McCluster, KAN 17 398 23.4 35 0 C. Gates, MIA 25 571 22.8 39 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush RecRet Pts R. Grnkwsk, NWE11 0 11 0 66 R. Rice, BAL 10 8 2 0 60 Decker, DEN 9 0 8 1 54 A. Foster, HOU 9 7 2 0 54 Welker, NWE 8 0 8 0 48 Burress, NYJ 7 0 7 0 42 M. Bush, OAK 7 6 1 0 42 Green-Ellis, NWE 7 7 0 0 42 V. Jackson, SND 7 0 7 0 42 Chandler, BUF 6 0 6 0 36 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Cundiff, BAL 27-27 25-31 51 102 Gstkwsk, NWE 38-38 19-23 50 95 Rackers, HOU 32-33 21-24 54 95 Jnkwsk, OAK 26-26 22-24 63 92 Nugent, CIN 26-27 21-22 48 89 Novak, SND 22-22 21-26 53 85 Suisham, PIT 25-25 18-23 49 79 Bironas, TEN 25-25 17-20 52 76 Folk, NYJ 30-30 14-18 50 72 P. Dwsn, CLE 15-15 18-23 54 69

NFC Individual Leaders Week 13 Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds A. Rodgers, GBY 362 260 3475 Brees, NOR 460 323 3689 Romo, DAL 380 245 3026 E. Manning, NYG 402 253 3358 Ale. Smith, SNF 298 186 2116 Stafford, DET 443 276 3119 M. Ryan, ATL 394 246 2887 Cutler, CHI 314 182 2319 McNabb, MIN 156 94 1026 C. Newton, CAR 392 239 3093 Rushers Att Yds Avg L. McCoy, PHL 215 1134 5.27 Forte, CHI 198 985 4.97 M. Turner, ATL 219 948 4.33 Gore, SNF 203 909 4.48 A. Peterson, MIN186 872 4.69 M. Lynch, SEA 202 854 4.23 B. Wells, ARI 181 849 4.69 Murray, DAL 147 834 5.67 S. Jackson, STL 172 813 4.73 Blount, TAM 138 644 4.67

TD Int 33 4 27 11 21 9 20 10 13 5 26 13 18 10 13 7 4 2 12 14 LG TD 60 12 46 3 61 8 55 5 54 11 47 8 71 8 91t 2 47t 4 54t 4

No Yds Avg LG TD J. Graham, NOR 67 957 14.3 59 8 R. White, ATL 64 830 13.0 43 4 Ca. Johnson, DET 63 1023 16.2 73t 12 Sproles, NOR 62 476 7.7 36 3 St. Smith, CAR 59 1060 18.0 77t 5 T. Gonzalez, ATL 59 630 10.7 30 7 G. Jennings, GBY 58 835 14.4 79t 8 Witten, DAL 56 713 12.7 64 5 Cruz, NYG 55 957 17.4 74t 7 Pettigrew, DET 54 462 8.6 27 3 Punters No Yds LG Avg A. Lee, SNF 53 2695 68 50.8 Morstead, NOR 33 1577 64 47.8 J. Ryan, SEA 74 3533 77 47.7 Weatherford, NYG 57 2642 61 46.4 McBriar, DAL 38 1754 68 46.2 Rocca, WAS 48 2178 63 45.4 Masthay, GBY 36 1626 67 45.2 Koenen, TAM 52 2340 65 45.0 Zastudil, ARI 53 2386 63 45.0 Donn. Jones, STL 73 3269 65 44.8 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD D. Hester, CHI 19 368 19.4 82t 2 P. Peterson, ARI 31 558 18.0 99t 4 Cobb, GBY 20 255 12.8 80t 1 Ginn Jr., SNF 31 354 11.4 55t 1 Banks, WAS 28 303 10.8 55 0 Weems, ATL 23 242 10.5 42 0 L. Wshngtn, SEA 33 337 10.2 37 0 Sproles, NOR 18 173 9.6 72t 1 P. Parker, TAM 18 171 9.5 23 0 Pettis, STL 15 139 9.3 39 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Pilares, CAR 15 440 29.3 101t 1 Ginn Jr., SNF 23 657 28.6 102t 1 Cobb, GBY 25 696 27.8 108t 1 Sproles, NOR 26 697 26.8 57 0 Knox, CHI 14 374 26.7 56 0 Logan, DET 19 494 26.0 33 0 L. Wshngtn, SEA 33 797 24.2 51 0 St-Hwlng, ARI 29 693 23.9 35 0 Dev. Thms, NYG 21 498 23.7 40 0 Booker, MIN 19 450 23.7 68 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush RecRet Pts L. McCoy, PHL 15 12 3 0 90 Ca. Johnson, DET12 0 12 0 72 A. Peterson, MIN12 11 1 0 72 C. Newton, CAR 10 10 0 0 60 M. Lynch, SEA 9 8 1 0 54 J. Nelson, GBY 9 0 9 0 54 J. Graham, NOR 8 0 8 0 48 G. Jennings, GBY 8 0 8 0 48 M. Turner, ATL 8 8 0 0 48 B. Wells, ARI 8 8 0 0 48 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Akers, SNF 24-2428-33 55 108 D. Bailey, DAL 27-2727-28 51 108 Kasay, NOR 40-4022-27 53 106 Crosby, GBY 46-4618-19 58 100 Gould, CHI 31-3123-25 53 100 Ja. Hanson, DET 35-3519-21 51 92 M. Bryant, ATL 28-2819-20 50 85 Henery, PHL 31-3118-21 47 85 Mare, CAR 24-2518-23 45 78 Barth, TAM 17-1720-22 55 77


(x-subject to change) Buffalo, L 7-41 (0-1) at Detroit, L 3-48 (0-2) at San Diego, L 17-20 (0-3) Minnesota, W 22-17 (1-3) at Indianapolis, W 28-24 (2-3) BYE at Oakland, W 28-0 (3-3) San Diego, W 23-20 (OT) (4-3) Miami, L 3-31 (4-4) Denver, L 10-17 (4-5) at New England, L 3-34 (4-6) Pittsburgh, L,9-13 (4-7) Today — at Chicago, noon Dec. 11 — at N.Y. Jets, noon Dec. 18 — Green Bay, noon Dec. 24 — Oakland, noon Jan. 1 — at Denver, 3:15 p.m.

Big 12 Oklahoma State Kansas State Oklahoma Baylor Missouri Texas Texas A&M Iowa State Texas Tech Kansas

Conf. W L 8 1 7 2 6 3 6 3 5 4 4 5 4 5 3 6 2 7 0 9

Overall W L 11 1 10 2 9 3 7 3 7 5 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 7 2 10


EAST Lehigh 40, Towson 38 Pittsburgh 33, Syracuse 20 SOUTH Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10 Delta St. 28, North Greenville 23 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 LSU 42, Georgia 10 Louisiana-Monroe 26, FAU 0 Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12 Winston-Salem 27, New Haven 7 MIDWEST Cincinnati 35, UConn 27 Kansas St. 30, Iowa St. 23 Mount Union 20, Wabash 8 N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14 N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21 Pittsburg St. 41, NW Missouri St. 16 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45, St. John Fisher 10 St. Xavier 30, Marian (Ind.) 27 Wayne (Mich.) 31, Minn. Duluth 25 Wis.-Whitewater 34, Salisbury 14 Wisconsin 42, Michigan St. 39 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 45, Troy 14 Baylor 48, Texas 24 North Texas 59, Middle Tennessee 7 Oklahoma St. 44, Oklahoma 10 Sam Houston St. 34, Stony Brook 27 Southern Miss. 49, Houston 28 TCU 56, UNLV 9 Wesley 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 24 FAR WEST BYU 41, Hawaii 20 Boise St. 45, New Mexico 0 Carroll (Mont.) 35, Georgetown (Ky.) 3 Montana 41, Cent. Arkansas 14 Montana St. 26, New Hampshire 25 Nevada 56, Idaho 3 San Diego St. 35, Fresno St. 28 Utah St. 24, New Mexico St. 21 Wyoming 22, Colorado St. 19

College Men

EAST Army 70, Binghamton 50 Boston U. 75, Boston College 61 CCSU 82, Sacred Heart 80, OT Cornell 81, Lehigh 79, OT Delaware 71, Drexel 60 Duquesne 77, Tennessee Tech 67 George Mason 65, Towson 53 Georgetown 84, NJIT 44 Holy Cross 62, New Hampshire 57 James Madison 62, Hofstra 60 LIU 85, Mount St. Mary’s 76 LSU 55, Rutgers 50 La Salle 78, Bucknell 52 Loyola (Md.) 66, Siena 59 Old Dominion 69, Northeastern 59 Quinnipiac 83, Bryant 72 Robert Morris 69, Monmouth (NJ) 51 St. Bonaventure 66, Buffalo 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 73, Fairleigh Dickinson 69 Temple 86, Cent. Michigan 74 UConn 75, Arkansas 62 Villanova 73, Penn 65 Wagner 90, St. Francis (NY) 50 Yale 68, Vermont 52 SOUTH Alabama St. 60, FIU 57 Ball St. 71, UT-Martin 48 Belmont 82, Mercer 78 Bethune-Cookman 74, Florida A&M 59 Campbell 72, High Point 62 Charleston Southern 114, VMI 81 Charlotte 76, East Carolina 64 Coastal Carolina 78, Liberty 68 Coll. of Charleston 87, Chattanooga 85, 2OT Coppin St. 77, WVU Tech 68 Davidson 86, Furman 65 Delaware St. 78, Md.-Eastern Shore 68 E. Kentucky 107, Brescia 43 Elon 51, Navy 48


X Sunday, December 4, 2011 Middle School Girls

Eighth grade Saturday at Baldwin Invitational Tournament First round Baldwin 29, Anderson County 18 Baldwin highlights: Kyna Smith 6 points; Lily Fursman 5 points, 5 rebounds. Championship game Baldwin 35, Atchison 5 Baldwin highlights: Hollie Hutton 9 points, 6 steals; Megann Lawrenz 7 points. Baldwin record: 10-1. Next for Baldwin: Monday vs. Ottawa. Seventh grade Saturday at Baldwin Invitational Tournament First round Baldwin 25, Anderson County 6 Baldwin highlights: Taylor Cawley 11 points, 5 rebounds; Riley O’Rouke 6 points, 5 rebounds Championship game Baldwin 22, Wellsville 16 Baldwin highlights: Taylor Cawley 8 points, 5 rebounds; Daelynn Anderson 6 points, 4 steals; Hannah Upton 6 points, 12 rebounds. Baldwin record: 5-6. Next for Baldwin: Monday at Ottawa.

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WEST VIRGINIA BASKETBALL COACH BOB HUGGINS, RIGHT, AND OFFICIAL TIM HIGGINS COMPARE allowable blocking movements in the second half a game against Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State won 75-62.

Florida Gulf Coast 72, ETSU 63 Gardner-Webb 62, Winthrop 60 Georgia Southern 73, Appalachian St. 62 Georgia St. 66, William & Mary 34 Kentucky 73, North Carolina 72 Lipscomb 75, Kennesaw St. 52 Louisiana Tech 73, LouisianaMonroe 71 Memphis 91, Austin Peay 60 Miami 83, UMass 75 Mississippi St. 75, West Virginia 62 NC Central 65, NC A&T 46 Norfolk St. 60, Savannah St. 58 North Florida 80, Jacksonville 58 Pittsburgh 61, Tennessee 56 Presbyterian 72, Radford 64 Richmond 70, Wake Forest 62 South Alabama 67, Alabama A&M 44 Troy 73, Miami (Ohio) 60 Tulane 57, Georgia Tech 52 UCF 67, Hartford 48 Virginia 86, Longwood 53 W. Carolina 73, UNC Greensboro 69 Wofford 82, The Citadel 63 MIDWEST Cal St.-Fullerton 79, SIUEdwardsville 57 Cleveland St. 66, Detroit 61 Drake 62, Air Force 60 E. Illinois 72, Stony Brook 69 Green Bay 57, Loyola of Chicago 47 IPFW 92, South Dakota 87 Illinois 82, Gonzaga 75 Iowa 75, Brown 54 Kansas 70, South Florida 42 Kent St. 57, UAB 48 Marquette 61, Wisconsin 54 Michigan 76, Iowa St. 66 Milwaukee 73, Ill.-Chicago 71, OT Minnesota 55, Southern Cal 40 N. Dakota St. 84, IUPUI 79 N. Iowa 83, Colorado St. 77 Nebraska-Omaha 77, N. Illinois 72 Oakland 86, UMKC 73 Ohio 61, Morgan St. 53 Ohio St. 64, Texas-Pan American 35 S. Dakota St. 67, W. Illinois 66 SE Missouri 63, SE Louisiana 61, OT Saint Louis 73, Portland 53 TCU 70, Evansville 68, OT Toledo 73, Chicago St. 61 UNC Wilmington 63, Illinois St. 54 Valparaiso 77, Butler 71, OT Wright St. 63, Youngstown St. 62 Xavier 66, Purdue 63 SOUTHWEST Arizona St. 67, Tulsa 64 Houston 87, Texas A&M-CC 66 Lamar 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 63 Oral Roberts 61, S. Utah 55 Rice 81, St. Thomas (Texas) 67 Texas A&M 55, Stephen F. Austin 42 Texas St. 103, Houston Baptist 76 FAR WEST Arizona 53, N. Arizona 39 BYU 79, Oregon 65 Boise St. 74, Indiana St. 65 Columbia 72, North Texas 57 Denver 62, Texas Southern 46 Fresno St. 82, Utah 52 Idaho 94, UC Davis 74 Idaho St. 76, North Dakota 63 Loyola Marymount 87, La Sierra 45 Montana St. 71, CS Bakersfield 67 N. Colorado 98, Johnson & Wales (CO) 66 New Mexico 76, Missouri St. 60 Pacific 65, Utah St. 57 Pepperdine 73, Hawaii 67 Portland St. 102, Walla Walla 47 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 59, Cal Poly 54 Santa Clara 71, CS Northridge 58 Texas 69, UCLA 59 UC Irvine 99, San Diego 79 Washington St. 75, E. Washington 49 Weber St. 91, San Jose St. 89, 2OT Wyoming 66, Bradley 49

Kansas Men

Exhibition Pittsburg State, W 84-55 Fort Hays State (exhibition), W 101-52 Regular season Towson (first-round Maui Invitational), W 100-54 (1-0) Kentucky in New York (Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden), L 65-75 (1-1). Georgetown (Maui Invitational), W 67-63 (2-1) UCLA (Maui Invitational), W 72-56 (3-1) Duke (Maui Invitational), L 61-68 (3-2) Florida Atlantic, W 77-54 (4-2) South Florida, W 70-42 (5-2) Dec. 6 — Long Beach State, TBA, ESPNU. Dec. 10 — Ohio State, 2:15 p.m., ESPN. Dec. 19 — Davidson, (M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout), 8 p.m.,at Sprint Center, ESPNU. Dec. 22 — at USC, TBA, Fox Sports Net. Dec. 29 — Howard, 7 p.m., JTV. Dec. 31 — North Dakota, TBA, ESPNU. Jan. 4 — Kansas State, 7 p.m., Big 12 network. Jan. 7 — at Oklahoma, 1 p.m., ESPNU. Jan. 11 — at Texas Tech, 8 p.m., ESPNU. Jan. 14 — Iowa State, 3 p.m., Big 12.

Jan. 16 — Baylor, 8:30 p.m., ESPN. Jan. 21 — at Texas, 3 p.m., CBS. Jan. 23 — Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN. Jan. 28 — at Iowa State, 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2. Feb. 1 — Oklahoma, 8 p.m., ESPNU. Feb. 4 — at Missouri, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 8 — at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN/ ESPN2. Feb. 11 — Oklahoma State, 3 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 13 — at Kansas State, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 18 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 22 — at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN2. Feb. 25 — Missouri, 3 p.m., CBS. Feb. 27 — at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 3 — Texas, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 7-10 — Big 12 championship, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

College Women

EAST Albany (NY) 72, Siena 48 Brown 66, Rhode Island 54 Duquesne 83, Ohio 60 Fordham 44, San Diego 42 George Washington 80, Houston Baptist 44 Hawaii 66, Columbia 55 Holy Cross 61, New Hampshire 50 Lafayette 48, Manhattan 43 Loyola (Md.) 68, Army 64 Mount St. Mary’s 44, LIU 43 NJIT 54, Bucknell 53 Navy 73, Maine 56 Princeton 56, UMBC 41 Providence 75, Fairfield 43 Quinnipiac 67, Bryant 56 Robert Morris 57, Monmouth (NJ) 54 Sacred Heart 53, CCSU 40 St. Bonaventure 49, Binghamton 34 St. Francis (Pa.) 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 56 Temple 73, Auburn 57 Wagner 49, St. Francis (NY) 45 West Virginia 78, Boston U. 53 SOUTH Alabama A&M 62, Stillman 40 Arkansas 59, Middle Tennessee 53 Chattanooga 59, Elon 46 Davidson 64, W. Carolina 46 Florida A&M 81, Bethune-Cookman 57 Florida Gulf Coast 88, ETSU 60 Furman 60, Coll. of Charleston 51 Hampton 73, SC State 41 Howard 63, Coppin St. 52 Kennesaw St. 74, Lipscomb 55 Longwood 73, Radford 59 Louisiana-Lafayette 60, Southern U. 49 Louisiana-Monroe 78, Nicholls St. 68 MVSU 63, Talladega 33 McNeese St. 78, Southern NO 23 Md.-Eastern Shore 60, Delaware St. 32 Mercer 64, Belmont 61 Mississippi 78, Grambling St. 53 Morehead St. 78, Wright St. 63 Murray St. 78, Saint Louis 64 NC A&T 84, NC Central 74 Norfolk St. 54, Savannah St. 49 North Florida 51, Jacksonville 36 Tennessee St. 74, South Alabama 69 UAB 49, Austin Peay 45 UNC-Greensboro 61, Samford 53 Wofford 58, Gardner-Webb 50 MIDWEST Akron 87, St. Peter’s 50 Bowling Green 71, Butler 61 Bradley 86, Cent. Michigan 79 DePaul 70, Loyola of Chicago 65 Duquesne 83, Ohio 60 E. Kentucky 67, Chicago St. 56 IPFW 82, UMKC 76, OT Kansas St. 81, Iowa 78, OT Lehigh 41, Valparaiso 39 Marshall 60, Evansville 48 Michigan St. 60, E. Michigan 59, OT Northwestern 74, Missouri 70 SE Missouri 66, Lindenwood 56 SIU-Edwardsville 70, S. Illinois 60, OT W. Michigan 69, Milwaukee 63 Wichita St. 63, SMU 43 SOUTHWEST North Texas 72, Texas A&M-CC 58 Oral Roberts 109, S. Utah 59 Oregon St. 63, Rice 57 Stephen F. Austin 78, St. Edward’s 50 Texas Tech 70, Penn St. 66 UALR 70, Southern Miss. 44 Utah Valley 78, Tulsa 62 FAR WEST Arizona 78, BYU-Hawaii 61 Arizona St. 77, Illinois St. 54 BYU 83, Syracuse 59 California 86, CS Bakersfield 56 E. Washington 72, Arkansas St. 51 Idaho St. 47, Jackson St. 36 Montana 69, Wyoming 59 Pepperdine 68, CS Northridge 64 Portland St. 80, Nevada 73 South Florida 73, Air Force 70 UC Irvine 88, Santa Clara 82 Utah Valley 78, Tulsa 62 Weber St. 69, San Jose St. 67

Kansas Women

Exhibition Emporia State W, 83-61 Pittsburg State W, 68-43 Regular season Western Michigan W, 76-64 (1-0) Creighton W, 73-59 (2-0) at Wake Forest, W 74-73 (3-0) Lamar in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 90-40 (4-0) IUPUI in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 71-50 (5-0) FAU in Basketball Travelers, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 82-63 (6-0) SMU, W 75-52 (7-0) Today — at Alabama, 2 p.m. Dec. 8 — Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (Metro) Dec. 17 — UMKC, 7 p.m. (Knology) Dec. 21 — Oral Roberts, 7 p.m. (Knology) Dec. 28 — Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 4 — at Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn) Jan. 7 — Kansas State, 7 p.m. (Metro) Jan. 11 — Iowa State, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 15 — at Missouri, 11:30 a.m. (FSN) Jan. 18 — at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. Jan. 21 — Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 25 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 28 — at Baylor, 7 p.m. Jan. 31 — Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 4 — at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 — Texas, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 12 — at Kansas State, noon (FSN) Feb. 15 — at Iowa State, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 — Missouri, 1 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 21 — at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 — Baylor, 6:30 p.m. (FSN) Feb. 29 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (Metro) March 4 — at Oklakhoma, TBA March 7-10 — Big 12 championship at Kansas City, Mo.

High School Boys

Cedar Vale/Dexter 40, West Elk 60 Auburn, Neb. 38, Marysville 29 Bishop Miege 63, Word of Life 48 KC Sumner 87, Hogan Prep, Mo. 83 Pawnee City, Neb. 44, Frankfort 36 Pike Valley 64, Blue Valley 62, OT Sabetha 52, Horton 37 Bern Tournament Bern 54, Axtell 36 Burlingame Tournament Waverly 64, Cornerstone Alt. Charter 20 Burlingame 56, Cair Paravel 35 Garden City Tournament Garden City 41, Holcomb 28 Hays City Tournament Championship Kearney, Neb. 74, DeSoto 63 Third Place Riley County 61, Great Bend 42 Fifth Place Hays 40, Newton 37 Seventh Place Hays-TMP-Marian 63, Colby 38 Lebo Tournament Lebo 37, White City 26 Washington County Tournament Washington County 45, CliftonClyde 10 Junior Varsity Friday at Lawrence High Lawrence High 51, Junction City 41 LHS highlights: Dylan McKee 17 points; Anthony Bonner 11 points; Austen Twombley 7 points. LHS record: 1-0. Next for LHS: Dec. 16 at Free State. Sophomore Boys Saturday at Roeland Park Free State 43, Roeland Park Miege 35 FSHS highlights: Tristan Garber 10 points; T.J. Budenbender 10 points. FSHS record: 1-0. Next for FSHS: Monday at Overland Park Aquinas.

High School Girls

Frankfort 58, Pawnee City, Neb. 40 Marysville 53, Auburn, Neb. 30 Pike Valley 46, Blue Valley 41 Sabetha 46, Horton 32 Word of Life 44, Bishop Miege 33 Bern Tournament Bern 40, Axtell 35 Burlingame Tournament Cornerstone Alt. Charter 52, Cair Paravel 40 Garden City Tournament Garden City 57, Holcomb 56, OT Hays City Tournament Championship Riley County 49, Hays-TMP-Marian 26 Third Place Newton 46, Hays 40 Fifth Place DeSoto 48, Colby 45 Seventh Place Kearney, Neb. 52, Great Bend 42 Lebo Tournament Lebo 65, White City 27 Washington County Tournament Washington County 50, CliftonClyde 12

Saturday At Sherwood Country Club Thousand Oaks, Calif. Yardage: 7,023 yards; Par 72 Purse: $5 million Third Round Zach Johnson 73-67-68—208 Tiger Woods 69-67-73—209 K.J. Choi 66-73-72—211 Gary Woodland 73-70-70—213 Hunter Mahan 72-68-73—213 Matt Kuchar 72-67-74—213 Paul Casey 79-68-67—214 Bubba Watson 75-70-70—215 Bill Haas 78-69-69—216 Rickie Fowler 71-70-75—216 Martin Laird 77-74-66—217 Bo Van Pelt 74-72-71—217 Steve Stricker 69-76-73—218 Jim Fuyrk 71-74-73—218 Jason Day 74-68-77—219 Webb Simpson 73-79-68—220 Nick Watney 71-78-73—222 Keegan Bradley 76-75-74—225


Saturday At Gary Player Country Club Sun City, South Africa Purse: $5 million Yardage: 7,590; Par: 72 Third Round Lee Westwood, England 68-70-62—200 Graeme McDowell, N. Ireland 70-67-70—207 Robert Karlsson, Sweden 69-69-69—207 Jason Dufner, United States 70-68-70—208 Martin Kaymer, Germany 70-68-70—208 Kyung-tae Kim, South Korea 70-70-70—210 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 68-74-68—210 Luke Donald, England 70-71-70—211 Simon Dyson, England 70-70-75—215 Anders Hansen, Denmark 72-69-77—218 Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland 74-69-76—219 Francesco Molinari, Italy 72-77-73—222

BMW New Zealand Open

Sunday At Clearwater Golf Club Christchurch, New Zealand Purse: $400,000 Yardage: 7,125; Par: 72 a-amateur Final Round (x-won on first hole of playoff) x-Brad Kennedy, Australia 68-71-68-74—281 Craig Parry, Australia 70-69-73-69—281 Josh Geary, New Zealand 71-68-71-72—282 Rohan Blizard, Australia 72-69-71-71—283 Leigh Deagan, Australia 72-73-69-70—284 Nicholas Cullen, Australia 70-71-72-71—284 Brent McCullough, Australia 74-70-72-69—285 Adam Crawford, Australia 74-69-69-73—285 Mahal Pearce, New Zealand 70-73-72-71—286 Steve Jones, Australia 73-71-71-71—286 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 74-68-69-75—286 Jin Jeong, Australia 73-69-75-70—287 James Carr, Australia 73-71-73-70—287 Doug Holloway, New Zealand 69-71-76-71—287 Mitchell Brown, Australia 72-74-72-70—288 Andrew Evans, Australia 71-74-69-74—288 Leigh McKechnie, Australia 69-71-75-74—289 Brett Rankin, Australia 76-70-73-71—290 Andrew Tschudin, Australia 75-70-73-72—290 Carl Brooking, New Zealand 72-72-73-74—291 Peter O’Malley, Australia 72-73-71-75—291 Josh Younger, Australia 72-78-73-69—292 Daniel Fox, Australia 75-73-73-71—292 a-Jake Higginbottom, Australia 72-68-76-76—292 Brad Shilton, New Zealand 78-71-73-71—293 Peter Cooke, Australia 75-75-71-72—293 Marcus Cain, Australia 73-72-75-73—293 Brad McIntosh, Australia 78-66-75-74—293 Jamie Arnold, Australia 77-69-73-74—293 David Smail, New Zealand 77-68-71-77—293 Andrew Martin, Australia 73-74-75-72—294 Michael Wright, Australia 74-71-75-74—294 Anthony Doyle, New Zealand 75-74-70-75—294 Tristan Lambert, Australia 73-75-70-76—294 Kurt Carlson, Australia 78-72-74-71—295 Rhys McGovern, Australia 73-72-78-72—295 Heath Reed, Australia 78-68-76-73—295 Steve Alker, New Zealand 71-72-78-74—295 Damon Welsford, Australia 78-70-73-74—295 David Klein, New Zealand 76-74-71-74—295 Chris Hartas, Australia 76-70-78-72—296 Stephen Dartnall, Australia 76-70-74-76—296 Jim Cusdin, New Zealand 68-77-74-77—296 Michael Foster, Australia 76-68-73-79—296 a-Vaughan McCall, New Zealand 78-72-74-73—297 Ewan Porter, Australia 77-70-76-74—297 Luke Bleumink, Australia 72-73-77-75—297 Ashley Hall, Australia 73-71-77-76—297 Paul Spargo, Australia 71-75-75-76—297 James Byrne, Scotland 78-70-73-76—297 a-Tim Leonard, New Zealand 72-74-73-78—297

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Kieran Pratt, Australia 75-70-76-77—298 a-Ryan Fox, New Zealand 72-77-72-77—298 Choi Joon-woo, South Korea 74-71-82-72—299 Steve Horstmann, Australia 71-79-73-76—299 Jason Scrivener, Australia 75-72-75-77—299 Nick Gillespie, New Zealand 75-73-74-77—299 Peter Nolan, Australia 75-71-81-73—300 Rhein Gibson, Australia 73-76-78-73—300 Chris Gaunt, Australia 76-73-76-76—301 Grant Moorhead, New Zealand 77-71-76-77—301 Neven Basic, Australia 78-72-82-70—302 Peter Spearman-Burn, New Zealand 75-73-76-78—302 Phil Tataurangi, New Zealand 73-76-75-78—302 Steve Jeffress, Australia 78-70-75-79—302 a-Daniel Pearce, New Zealand 73-77-72-80—302 Marcus Wheelhouse, New Zealand 76-72-76-80—304 Peter Wilson, Australia 74-72-81-78—305 Michael Choi, Australia 75-75-77-78—305 a-Jonathan Ratcliffe, New Zealand 75-72-78-80—305 Jordan Dasler, New Zealand 71-75-78-81—305


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 27 16 7 4 36 85 66 Rangers 23 15 5 3 33 69 51 Philadelphia 25 15 7 3 33 88 73 New Jersey 25 12 12 1 25 62 72 Islanders 24 8 11 5 21 52 78 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 24 16 7 1 33 85 51 Toronto 26 14 10 2 30 83 85 Buffalo 26 14 11 1 29 72 69 Ottawa 26 12 11 3 27 79 89 Montreal 27 11 11 5 27 67 69 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 26 14 8 4 32 73 65 Washington 25 13 11 1 27 75 79 Winnipeg 26 11 11 4 26 75 82 Tampa Bay 25 11 12 2 24 67 80 Carolina 28 8 16 4 20 66 94 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 27 16 8 3 35 90 84 Detroit 24 16 7 1 33 73 52 St. Louis 26 14 9 3 31 63 58 Nashville 26 12 10 4 28 68 71 Columbus 26 7 16 3 17 62 88 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 26 16 7 3 35 64 57 Vancouver 25 14 10 1 29 78 66 Edmonton 27 13 11 3 29 76 71 Colorado 26 12 13 1 25 71 76 Calgary 25 11 12 2 24 59 67 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 26 15 10 1 31 69 72 Los Angeles 26 13 9 4 30 60 58 San Jose 23 14 8 1 29 67 56 Phoenix 25 13 9 3 29 67 62 Anaheim 25 7 13 5 19 57 81 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Montreal 2, Los Angeles 1 Boston 4, Toronto 1 Washington 3, Ottawa 2, OT Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 2 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago 5, St. Louis 2 Buffalo 3, Nashville 2 Philadelphia 4, Phoenix 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Dallas 4 Calgary 5, Edmonton 3 Florida 5, San Jose 3 Today’s Games Detroit at Colorado, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS-Acquired LHP Brad Mills from Toronto for C Jeff Mathis. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS-Signed RHP Mike Lebo. RIVER CITY RASCALS-Traded RHP Josh Lowey to Wichita (AA) for 1B Gerardo Avila. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERSSigned INF Will Block, 1B Matt Fields, and OF Sean Harrell to contract extensions. FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Signed TE Mike McNeill from the practice squad. Waived OL Mike Tepper. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Placed CB Will Middleton on injured reserve. Signed CB David Jones. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled LW Jean-Francois Jacques from Syracuse (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS-Reassigned F Fabian Brunnstrom to Grand Rapids (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled F Chris Mueller from Milwaukee (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Cade Fairchild and F Brett Sterling to Peoria (AHL). American Hockey League MILWAUKKE ADMIRALS-Recalled F Chris Cahill from Cincinnati (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS-Recalled F Philip-Michael Devos from Florida (ECHL). ECHL ECHL-Suspended Reading’s Ryan Cruthers six games and fined him an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in a Dec. 2 game against Wheeling. COLLEGE IOWA-Announced WR Marcus Grant and OL lineman Dan Heiar are leaving the football program.

High School

Leavenworth Challenger Saturday Lawrence High Results First-place finishers 126 Hunter Haralson 152 Andrew Denning 170 Nick Pursel 182 Reece Wright-Conklin Second-Place Finisher 220 Brad Wilson Third-Place Finishers 106 Tristan Starr 132 Caden Lynch Fourth-Place Finishers 138 Austin Magdaleno 145 Ryan Bellinger Did not place 113 Xavier Kenney 120 Garrett Girard 152 Macon Ezell

High School

Junior Varsity Emporia Tournament Saturday at Emporia A Bracket 120 — Ryan Walter, first place. Tim Thongone, second place. 132 — Zech Warren, second place. 152 — Isais Rojo, first place. B Bracket 106 — Mario Godinez, second place. 132 — Sean McCoy, first place. Hwt. — Alex Jones, third place.



Sunday, December 4, 2011




Top-ranked ’Cats edge No. 5 North Carolina The Associated Press

No. 1 Kentucky 73, No. 5 North Carolina 72 LEXINGTON, KY. — Freshman Anthony Davis blocked John Henson’s shot in the final seconds, and Doron Lamb scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as Kentucky held on to beat North Carolina, extending the Wildcats’ home winning streak to 39 games. Freshman Michael KiddGilchrist had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Kentucky (8-0). This one came down to the final possession. Reggie Bullock hit a three-pointer for North Carolina (6-2) to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 73-72 with 48 seconds left. After Marquis Teague missed the front end of a one-and-one, Davis blocked Henson’s shot and grabbed the rebound to end it. NORTH CAROLINA (6-2) Henson 4-11 2-2 10, Barnes 5-12 0-0 14, Zeller 4-9 6-6 14, Strickland 2-6 1-2 5, Marshall 3-6 0-0 8, Hairston 3-4 2-2 11, Watts 0-1 0-0 0, Bullock 3-8 0-0 8, McAdoo 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 25-60 11-14 72. KENTUCKY (8-0) Jones 5-14 3-3 14, Kidd-Gilchrist 6-10 5-7 17, Davis 3-6 1-1 7, Lamb 6-12 0-0 14, Teague 3-11 1-3 7, Miller 4-8 3-4 12, Vargas 0-1 0-0 0, Wiltjer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-63 13-18 73. Halftime-North Carolina 43-38. 3-Point Goals-North Carolina 11-18 (Barnes 4-5, Hairston 3-4, Marshall 2-4, Bullock 2-5), Kentucky 4-17 (Lamb 2-3, Miller 1-2, Jones 1-5, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1, Davis 0-2, Teague 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-North Carolina 36 (Henson, Zeller 8), Kentucky 38 (Kidd-Gilchrist 11). Assists-North Carolina 17 (Marshall 8), Kentucky 9 (Teague 4). Total Fouls-North Carolina 16, Kentucky 12. A-24,398.

No. 2 Ohio State 64, Texas-Pan American 35 COLUMBUS, OHIO — Evan Ravenel scored a career-high 11 points in place of Jared Sullinger, and Ohio State gave coach Thad Matta his 300th career win. TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (2-7) Cabrera 2-5 2-2 8, Jefferson 1-5 0-0 2, Provost 1-7 0-0 3, Maree 6-9 0-0 13, Weiermiller 0-2 0-0 0, Urbanus 3-7 0-0 8, Arkwright 0-3 0-0 0, Delgado 0-1 0-0 0, Cleveland 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 13-40 3-4 35. OHIO ST. (8-0) Thomas 5-13 1-2 11, Ravenel 3-5 5-6 11, Craft 3-7 0-0 6, Smith Jr. 1-4 0-0 3, Buford 1-7 0-0 2, Sibert 2-8 1-2 7, Scott 3-5 1-2 7, Thompson 2-5 2-2 6, Weatherspoon 3-6 0-0 6, Williams 2-2 1-1 5, McDonald 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 11-15 64. Halftime-Ohio St. 31-14. 3-Point GoalsTexas-Pan American 6-18 (Cabrera 2-2, Urbanus 2-5, Maree 1-2, Provost 1-5, Arkwright 0-1, Weiermiller 0-1, Jefferson 0-2), Ohio St. 3-13 (Sibert 2-4, Smith Jr. 1-2, Craft 0-1, Thompson 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Buford 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsTexas-Pan American 24 (Jefferson 5), Ohio St. 44 (Ravenel 7). Assists-Texas-Pan American 10 (Weiermiller 5), Ohio St. 14 (Buford 4). Total Fouls-Texas-Pan American 12, Ohio St. 9. A-14,041.

No. 8 UConn 75, Arkansas 62 HARTFORD, CONN. — UConn freshman Ryan Boatright scored 23 points and had six assists in his home debut. ARKANSAS (5-2) Nobles 0-5 0-0 0, Wade 3-7 3-4 11, Scott 2-9 0-0 5, Abron 4-12 0-4 8, Sanchez 1-3 0-0 2, Mickelson 2-8 0-0 4, Waithe 0-2 0-2 0, Madden 2-11 0-0 4, Young 10-20 3-4 28. Totals 24-77 6-14 62. UCONN (7-1) Daniels 1-3 1-2 3, Lamb 6-9 0-0 14, Napier 3-6 2-2 9, Drummond 0-3 1-4 1, Oriakhi 3-6 3-3 9, Olander 6-8 0-0 12, Giffey 1-2 2-2 4, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Boatright 8-12 5-8 23. Totals 28-49 14-21 75. Halftime-UConn 39-32. 3-Point GoalsArkansas 8-22 (Young 5-6, Wade 2-5, Scott 1-3, Waithe 0-1, Mickelson 0-1, Madden 0-2, Nobles 0-4), UConn 5-8 (Lamb 2-2, Boatright 2-3, Napier 1-3). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Arkansas 47 (Abron 16), UConn 35 (Oriakhi 8). Assists-Arkansas 12 (Madden, Nobles 3), UConn 17 (Napier 7). Total Fouls-Arkansas 17, UConn 14. A-14,333.

Halftime-Purdue 33-22. 3-Point GoalsPurdue 5-18 (Smith 2-4, Hummel 2-8, T. Johnson 1-2, Barlow 0-1, Jackson 0-1, A. Johnson 0-2), Xavier 6-12 (Holloway 3-5, Martin 1-1, Lyons 1-2, Redford 1-3, Davis 0-1). Fouled Out-Martin. Rebounds-Purdue 29 (Hummel 7), Xavier 38 (Lyons, Taylor 6). Assists-Purdue 9 (Jackson 4), Xavier 9 (Holloway 4). Total Fouls-Purdue 25, Xavier 17. A-10,250.

No. 16 Marquette 61, No. 9 Wisconsin 54 MADISON, WIS. — Darius Johnson-Odom scored 17 points, and Marquette No. 22 Memphis 91, snapped Wisconsin’s 23Austin Peay 60 game home winning streak. MEMPHIS, TENN. — Memphis’ Will Barton had 22 points, 13 MARQUETTE (7-0) Crowder 1-4 0-0 2, Otule 0-0 1-4 1, rebounds and six assists. Johnson-Odom 6-15 5-6 17, Blue 4-14 0-1 9, D. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, J. Wilson 1-3 2-2 5, Mayo 6-15 2-2 14, Anderson 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-2 1-2 3, Gardner 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 23-60 13-19 61. WISCONSIN (6-2) Evans 3-6 2-2 8, Bruesewitz 1-5 4-6 7, Berggren 3-11 0-1 8, Taylor 4-10 5-6 13, Gasser 1-5 4-4 7, Brust 3-11 2-2 9, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 16-50 17-21 54. Halftime-Marquette 32-22. 3-Point GoalsMarquette 2-11 (Blue 1-1, J. Wilson 1-2, Crowder 0-1, Johnson-Odom 0-3, Mayo 0-4), Wisconsin 5-19 (Berggren 2-7, Bruesewitz 1-1, Gasser 1-2, Brust 1-6, Kaminsky 0-1, Taylor 0-2). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsMarquette 44 (Blue 8), Wisconsin 32 (Evans 8). Assists-Marquette 7 (Crowder 2), Wisconsin 8 (Gasser 3). Total FoulsMarquette 21, Wisconsin 18. A-17,230.

No. 14 Michigan 76, Iowa State 66 ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points, and Jordan Morgan added 16 for Michigan. IOWA ST. (5-3) Ejim 0-5 0-0 0, White 10-15 2-3 22, Babb 2-12 0-0 5, Allen 4-16 0-0 11, Christopherson 1-3 3-3 6, Palo 1-2 2-2 4, Booker 1-1 2-2 4, Gibson 3-7 1-3 7, McGee 2-6 2-2 7. Totals 24-67 12-15 66. MICHIGAN (6-2) Smotrycz 3-7 2-3 8, Morgan 7-10 2-3 16, Novak 1-4 6-6 8, Burke 5-14 0-0 13, Hardaway Jr. 6-12 5-6 19, Douglass 1-3 0-0 2, Akunne 2-2 0-0 5, Vogrich 0-2 0-0 0, Horford 0-0 0-0 0, McLimans 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 27-56 15-18 76. Halftime-Michigan 34-25. 3-Point GoalsIowa St. 6-27 (Allen 3-8, Christopherson 1-2, McGee 1-5, Babb 1-10, Ejim 0-1, Palo 0-1), Michigan 7-29 (Burke 3-11, Hardaway Jr. 2-7, Akunne 1-1, McLimans 1-1, Vogrich 0-2, Douglass 0-2, Novak 0-2, Smotrycz 0-3). Fouled Out-Smotrycz. Rebounds-Iowa St. 38 (White 13), Michigan 35 (Novak 11). AssistsIowa St. 11 (Allen 5), Michigan 14 (Burke, Hardaway Jr., Smotrycz 3). Total Fouls-Iowa St. 17, Michigan 15. A-10,845.

AUSTIN PEAY (0-9) Triggs 2-9 1-2 5, Baker 7-14 1-1 15, Campbell 2-7 2-2 7, Edmondson 1-6 1-2 3, Terry 4-11 0-0 8, Clyburn 1-7 0-0 2, Greer 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Freeman 2-7 2-2 6, Lawrence 2-4 1-2 6, Blake 1-3 0-0 2, Hasse 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 24-72 10-13 60. MEMPHIS (4-2) Witherspoon 2-5 1-4 6, Simpson 1-3 0-1 2, Jackson 3-6 4-4 11, Crawford 3-6 0-0 9, W. Barton 8-13 3-5 22, A. Barton 2-5 1-2 6, Black 4-5 2-4 10, Tsafack 0-0 0-2 0, Draper 0-0 0-0 0, Holt 1-2 0-0 3, Stephens 2-2 1-2 5, Laird 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 6-9 0-0 17. Totals 32-56 12-24 91. Halftime-Memphis 52-27. 3-Point GoalsAustin Peay 2-10 (Lawrence 1-2, Campbell 1-3, Williams 0-1, Baker 0-1, Clyburn 0-1, Edmondson 0-1, Blake 0-1), Memphis 15-25 (Thomas 5-6, Crawford 3-5, W. Barton 3-5, Witherspoon 1-2, Holt 1-2, Jackson 1-2, A. Barton 1-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsAustin Peay 37 (Triggs 8), Memphis 42 (W. Barton 13). Assists-Austin Peay 11 (Edmondson 4), Memphis 23 (Crawford 7). Total Fouls-Austin Peay 17, Memphis 14. A-16,989.

No. 23 Saint Louis 73, Portland 53 ST. LOUIS — Brian Conklin scored 19 points for Saint Lewis. PORTLAND (3-5) Nicholas 5-8 1-3 11, van der Mars 5-7 2-5 12, Douglas 2-5 6-7 10, Rodgers 1-4 0-0 2, Mitrovic 1-6 0-0 2, K. Bailey 2-4 0-0 4, Waterford 0-1 0-0 0, Riley 4-7 0-0 11, J. Bailey 0-0 0-0 0, Thieleke 0-0 0-0 0, Cason 0-1 1-2 1, Carr 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-43 10-17 53. SAINT LOUIS (7-1) Conklin 7-7 5-6 19, Evans 2-3 3-4 7, Loe 0-1 2-2 2, Mitchell 2-8 0-0 4, Cassity 3-6 1-1 10, Jett 2-6 1-3 5, McCall 4-5 0-0 10, Daly 0-0 0-0 0, Ellis 5-10 4-6 16, Barnett 0-1 0-0 0, Remekun 0-1 0-0 0, Manning 0-0 0-0 0, Glaze 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 16-22 73. Halftime-Saint Louis 38-16. 3-Point GoalsPortland 3-9 (Riley 3-4, Douglas 0-1, Mitrovic 0-4), Saint Louis 7-17 (Cassity 3-5, McCall 2-3, Ellis 2-5, Loe 0-1, Barnett 0-1, Mitchell 0-2). Fouled Out-K. Bailey, van der Mars. Rebounds-Portland 23 (Nicholas, van der Mars 4), Saint Louis 30 (Jett 7). AssistsPortland 7 (Douglas 3), Saint Louis 13 (Mitchell 4). Total Fouls-Portland 19, Saint Louis 16. A-7,087.

No. 17 Pittsburgh 61, Tennessee 56 KNOXVILLE, TENN. — John Johnson converted a threepoint play with two seconds No. 25 Texas A&M 55, left to seal Pittsburgh’s win. Stephen F. Austin 42 PITTSBURGH (7-1) COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Patterson 3-6 0-1 8, Birch 2-4 0-1 4, Robinson 8-11 0-0 16, Wright 0-6 0-0 0, Gibbs — Elston Turner scored a 7-21 1-2 16, Epps 0-0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 3-6 1-1 season-high 17 points to help 8, Taylor 4-8 0-2 8, Zanna 0-0 1-2 1, Moore 0-2 the Aggies overcome another 0-0 0. Totals 27-64 3-9 61. TENNESSEE (3-4) slow start. Maymon 6-10 0-0 12, Hall 3-6 2-2 8, Golden 4-8 3-4 12, Tatum 5-12 1-2 13, McRae 2-8 0-0 5, Makanjuola 1-3 0-0 2, Richardson 0-1 0-0 0, Washpun 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 23-51 6-8 56. Halftime-Pittsburgh 27-26. 3-Point GoalsPittsburgh 4-12 (Patterson 2-3, J. Johnson 1-2, Gibbs 1-3, Robinson 0-1, Moore 0-1, Wright 0-2), Tennessee 4-14 (Tatum 2-6, Golden 1-3, McRae 1-4, Miller 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Pittsburgh 38 (Robinson 12), Tennessee 32 (Hall 12). Assists-Pittsburgh 14 (Gibbs 6), Tennessee 13 (Golden 6). Total Fouls-Pittsburgh 10, Tennessee 16. A-17,249.

Illinois 82, No. 19 Gonzaga 75 CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — Meyers Leonard scored 21 points for Illinois. GONZAGA (5-1) Harris 5-10 8-12 19, Sacre 5-11 6-8 16, Carter 2-3 0-2 4, Pangos 5-10 0-1 11, Hart 1-1 0-0 2, Bell 3-4 2-2 9, Stockton 3-6 1-1 9, Monninghoff 0-0 0-0 0, Keita 0-0 0-0 0, Dower 2-6 1-1 5. Totals 26-51 18-27 75. ILLINOIS (8-0) Griffey 4-7 0-0 8, Leonard 9-11 3-4 21, Maniscalco 3-8 4-4 10, Richardson 6-11 3-5 19, Paul 5-11 2-2 13, Bertrand 0-0 0-0 0, Head 1-1 0-0 2, Abrams 1-2 0-0 2, Shaw 1-3 0-0 2, Henry 1-3 0-0 2, Djimde 0-1 1-2 1, Selus 0-0 0-0 0, Egwu 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-60 13-17 82. Halftime-Illinois 38-36. 3-Point GoalsGonzaga 5-13 (Stockton 2-4, Harris 1-1, Bell 1-2, Pangos 1-5, Carter 0-1), Illinois 5-16 (Richardson 4-7, Paul 1-3, Henry 0-1, Maniscalco 0-2, Griffey 0-3). Fouled OutSacre. Rebounds-Gonzaga 27 (Harris 8), Illinois 30 (Leonard 6). Assists-Gonzaga 10 (Pangos 3), Illinois 16 (Maniscalco 6). Total Fouls-Gonzaga 17, Illinois 21. A-15,879.

No. 11 Xavier 66, Purdue 63 CINCINNATI — Tu Holloway scored 21 points, including three consecutive threes in the last two minutes, and Xavier roared back from a No. 21 Mississippi State 19-point second-half deficit 75, West Virginia 62 to pull out a win over Purdue. STARKVILLE, MISS. — Mississippi State’s Arnett MoultPURDUE (7-2) Hummel 7-21 1-2 17, Marcius 0-1 0-0 0, rie had 21 points and 13 reBarlow 4-5 0-0 8, Jackson 3-8 6-9 12, Smith 2-4 2-2 8, T. Johnson 3-8 1-4 8, A. Johnson 2-4 bounds. 0-0 4, Byrd 0-1 0-0 0, Lawson 1-1 2-4 4, Carroll 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 23-56 12-21 63. XAVIER (6-0) Walker 5-8 0-0 10, Frease 4-7 2-4 10, Wells 0-1 0-0 0, Lyons 6-8 1-4 14, Holloway 5-9 8-9 21, Davis 0-1 0-1 0, Taylor 0-2 3-6 3, Redford 1-3 0-1 3, Martin 1-2 2-2 5, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-41 16-27 66.

MISSISSIPPI ST. (8-1) Steele 4-6 0-0 10, Sidney 2-5 4-4 8, Bost 4-14 8-10 17, Hood 3-7 0-0 7, Moultrie 7-8 6-7 21, Clayton 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Luczak 0-0 0-0 0, Cunningham 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Lewis 3-5 0-1 6, D. Smith 2-5 2-2 6. Totals 25-51 20-24 75. Halftime-Mississippi St. 34-32. 3-Point Goals-West Virginia 2-15 (Brown 1-2, Bryant 1-6, Hinds 0-1, Jones 0-6), Mississippi St. 5-17 (Steele 2-3, Moultrie 1-1, Hood 1-2, Bost 1-7, Johnson 0-1, D. Smith 0-3). Fouled Out-Hinds. Rebounds-West Virginia 36 (Jones 9), Mississippi St. 31 (Moultrie 13). Assists-West Virginia 8 (Bryant, Hinds 3), Mississippi St. 12 (Bost 7). Total Fouls-West Virginia 24, Mississippi St. 18. A-NA.

WEST VIRGINIA (4-2) Hinds 3-9 4-6 10, Jones 6-17 2-2 14, Kilicli 5-10 4-7 14, Bryant 5-14 2-2 13, Miles 1-1 0-0 2, Rutledge 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 2-6 0-0 5, Browne 0-0 0-0 0, Forsythe 1-1 2-3 4, Williamson 0-0 0-0 0, Noreen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 14-20 62.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (3-3) Bostic 5-11 0-0 10, King 0-5 2-2 2, Gardner 1-3 0-0 3, Haymon 1-7 0-0 2, Scott 4-9 4-5 12, Delph 0-0 0-0 0, Broussard 0-3 0-0 0, Bateman 2-6 2-2 6, Bright 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 1-3 3-6 5, Parker 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 15-52 11-15 42. TEXAS A&M (6-1) Harris 1-5 0-0 2, Loubeau 3-8 5-6 11, Green 2-6 0-0 4, E. Turner 5-11 3-4 17, R. Turner 6-7 0-2 12, Hibbert 1-3 0-0 2, Davis 1-1 0-0 2, Branch 1-7 2-4 4, Roberson 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 20-48 11-18 55. Halftime-Texas A&M 26-15. 3-Point Goals-Stephen F. Austin 1-14 (Gardner 1-3, Bateman 0-1, King 0-1, Parker 0-2, Broussard 0-2, Haymon 0-2, Bostic 0-3), Texas A&M 4-12 (E. Turner 4-7, Hibbert 0-1, Green 0-1, Branch 0-1, Harris 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Stephen F. Austin 28 (Smith 6), Texas A&M 44 (Loubeau 8). Assists-Stephen F. Austin 9 (Bateman, Haymon 2), Texas A&M 11 (Harris 4). Total Fouls-Stephen F. Austin 15, Texas A&M 14. A-6,465.

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Texas 69, UCLA 59 LOS ANGELES — J’Covan Brown scored 22 points, Myck Kabongo added 13, and Texas rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat UCLA in a game delayed nearly 131⁄2 minutes when the lights went out in the first half. TEXAS (5-2) Holmes 2-5 1-2 5, Wangmene 3-3 2-2 8, Lewis 1-2 0-0 2, Kabongo 6-11 0-0 13, Brown 9-15 0-1 22, McClellan 3-6 0-0 8, Bond 2-3 1-2 5, Gibbs 0-2 0-0 0, Chapman 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 29-53 4-7 69. UCLA (2-5) D. Wear 3-7 2-2 8, T. Wear 6-15 0-0 13, Lamb 2-8 1-4 5, Anderson 1-3 1-4 4, L. Jones 8-13 2-2 21, Stover 1-1 0-0 2, Powell 0-2 0-0 0, Nelson 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 1-7 4-8 6. Totals 22-57 10-20 59. Halftime-UCLA 34-28. 3-Point Goals-Texas 7-19 (Brown 4-8, McClellan 2-3, Kabongo 1-3, Lewis 0-1, Gibbs 0-2, Holmes 0-2), UCLA 5-10 (L. Jones 3-5, Anderson 1-1, T. Wear 1-1, Powell 0-1, Lamb 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Texas 34 (Chapman 7), UCLA 30 (D. Wear 7). Assists-Texas 13 (Kabongo 8), UCLA 9 (Anderson, Lamb 3). Total FoulsTexas 14, UCLA 13. A-6,177.

No. 19 Tech downs No. 19 Penn St. play to seal the win for the Raiders (7-0), who held off a pair of late surges by Penn State (6-2). Texas Tech led by seven with 3:30 to go, but the Lions twice pulled within one on threes by Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley.


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Sat., Dec. 3, 9 am - 4 pm Johnson Co. Fairgrounds Gardner, KS Over 50 booths of local craft and gift vendors. Proceeds benefit Johnson County 4-H Livestock Club Plus... Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 9 - 11 am Kids under 10 eat free Christmas with adult! Tree Raffle. Win one of 8 decorated theme trees! Complete your Holiday shopping, support the 4-H youth of Johnson County. Crafts, jewelry, bags, designs, scents, collectibles, body care, clothes, and much, much more! Plenty of free, close parking. For more info:

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The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service at KU seeks a half-time Research Analyst to conduct the evaluation for a project on families and early childhood in Kansas. This position requires travel throughout Kansas, and could be based in Lawrence or Garden City. Position is contingent upon funding. REQ: Masters in evaluation-related field, Exp. using Excel and SPSS; Exp. with quantitative data analysis; Exp. training clients on data entry, analysis, and interpretation; Exemplary written communication. SALARY: low-to mid-$20s for .5 FTE. Apply on-line at for position #00209389. DEADLINE: 12/18/11. EO/AA Employer


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University Kansas School of Music Full-time, benefits eligible position. Salary based on experience The Administrative Professional reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Primary responsibilities include: 1) processing prospective graduate student inquiries, applications, and admissions; 2) management of graduate student records; 3) serving as a resource for graduate students as well as faculty with regard to enrollment and graduation procedures/protocols; 4) work closely with the Graduate School regarding matters pertaining to graduate music degree programs, admissions, and graduation; 5) work closely with the Dean’s office regarding Graduate Teaching Assistant awards; and 6) assist as called upon to support the successful operations of the School of Music. The position is fully responsible for interpreting and enforcing policy pertaining to graduate studies in music with students and faculty. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, go to: and search for position 01114026 Apply by December 10, 2011 EO/AA Employer

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University of Kansas, Institute for Life Span Studies Full time, to work with a team of researchers studying language in individuals with autism. Duties include administering interventions and standardized tests, supervising student research assistants, and graphing of data. Required: MA in Communications Sciences and Disorders by Jan 2012; six months exp. programming AAC devices; six months exp. working with children with autism. Initial Review: 12/14/11. For more information contact Nancy Brady, To apply go to, search for position 00209382. EO/AA Employer.

This position requires extensive knowledge of job scheduling systems within a multi-platform environment. EDCT is responsible for creating, updating, documenting and maintaining client schedules using job scheduling infrastructure architecture, policies and standards. EDCT is responsible for ensuring deadlines are met within all production departments through scheduling workloads, ensuring proper escalation of job aborts, restarts, force completions, and/or cancels according to job documentation. EDCT will interface with constituents, clients, and support staff throughout KU’s campus. Extensive Data Center Operations experience, process knowledge, and communication skills are required. EDCT is responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting all issues within the Data Center and the Enterprise Network across campus. Enterprise Data Center Technicians are tasked with incident management, communications, and disaster recovery operations. Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or computer related field, or four years of combined professional computer systems operations experience with an emphasis in job scheduling or data center operations 2. 2 years of experience with job scheduling packages 3. 2 years of experience with server or application monitoring systems 4. Excellent and demonstrable professional written and verbal communication skills as evidenced in application materials

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KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS PROJECT SPECIALIST The Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the Project Specialist Position. A complete position description and instructions on how to apply for this position is available on Salary range is $45,000 – $60,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications, and experience. EOE

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Sr. Research Assistant The Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation (CETE) is seeking candidates for the position of Sr. Research Assistant. The successful candidate would work with a team to define the functional requirements of a browser-based assessment management tool. When complete, the tool will assist school-, district-, and state-level personnel with managing student enrollment in assessments, scheduling testing days, & creating and distributing assessment reports. Required qualifications: Masters degree in curriculum and instruction or related education field; One year experience working with large scale computerized assessment systems. For complete job listing go to and search for position #00209380. EO/AA employer


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Family should invite brother’s rude ex to dinner Dear Annie: My brother and “Melanie” had a baby together (unplanned). The boy is now 2 years old. Melanie moved in with my brother before the baby arrived and stayed until two months ago. She was never overly kind to my brother, frequently making insulting remarks to him and saying she could never love him or the baby. But he truly was in love with her. We bent over backward to make her part of our family, but she decided to walk out on him and sever all family ties. They have shared custody of the child, and my brother will have him for Christmas. My husband and I are hosting the family meal this year. We did not plan on having Melanie, but my brother wants to include her. I told him she was not invited, but he insists, saying she is the mother of his child. Melanie has never enjoyed being in my home. She is bitter and rude and lacks even the basic manners of a person her age (40). Should I refuse to include her, or do I allow my brother to invite this woman and make the day miserable for everyone else? — Unwilling Sister

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‘Neverland’ you say? Never mind “Neverland” (8 p.m. Syfy) offers a prequel to the “Peter Pan” story by way of “Lost,” “Avatar” and any number of fantasies that may or may not include the kitchen sink. It starts out in Victorian London. No, make that on the bounding waves in the 1700s. No, it begins on a lost planet long ago and far away. It’s about time travel. Magic. Fairies. Pirates. Native Americans. Alchemy. You name it. The principal, or most coherent, story among many tales is that of Peter (Charlie Rowe), the impish leader of a band of merry pickpockets who work the London streets circa 1906. Hired by their mentor, Jimmy (Rhys Ifans), to rob a jewelry store, they bite off more fantasy than they can chew when they happen upon a magic orb that transports them to a mystical land filled with pirates, Indians, crocodiles and a forest city created by an Alchemist. Bob Hoskins, who appeared in the 1991 fantasy “Hook,” returns here as Smee, the henchman to the fetching captain Bonny (Anna Friel), whose ship and crew find themselves sharing the mysterious dimension with Peter, Jimmy and the gang. Like many made-for-TV spectacles of this sort, “Neverland” is nothing short of eye-popping in the special effects department. But once you get beyond the visuals, the four-hour effort is more overwhelming than engaging. Story all but eclipses character development. It often rattles along like a freight train of subplots rather than present a smooth narrative with a definitive hero worthy of our attention and affection. The tempestuous friction between Jimmy and Bonny often overshadows anything Peter is up to. Look, or rather, listen, for Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell.

Nothing says “Christmas special” like stars, former stars or near stars who pretend to get excited for the holidays when a film crew and a bevy of designers visit them (often as early as September or so, given shooting schedules). ‘‘Celebrity Holiday Homes” (7 p.m., HGTV) never disappoints in this department. A yuletide roundup of familiar faces, this year’s “Homes” has designers clamoring to fix up Kurt Warner’s home for the holidays. For the record, he was an NFL quarterback for the Rams, Giants and Cardinals, as well as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” And, as we’re frequently reminded, he has seven kids. So does my mother. But she’s always hung her own tinsel. Other stars and recipients of free decorating include Jordin Sparks, winner of “American Idol,” and “CSI: Miami” regular Eva LaRue.

Tonight’s other highlights

The Saints host the Lions on “Sunday Night Football” (7 p.m., NBC).

Prince Charming faces a crossroads on “Once Upon a Time” (7 p.m., ABC).

Canning returns on “The Good Wife” (8 p.m., CBS).

Chuck plays divide and conquer on “Desperate Housewives” (8 p.m., ABC).

The canine Christmas onslaught continues with “A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail” (8 p.m., ION). That’s golden as in retriever.

“Alaska State Troopers” (8 p.m., National Geographic) returns with a twohour season premiere.

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a group you identify and have fun with. Otherwise, you might miss a great time. Tonight: Where the fun is. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  Do take charge and bring a special group together. You will enjoy this gathering as much as others. Tonight: Know when to call it a night. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  Pull out of a round of pettiness that surrounds you. Sarcasm and short fuses can only cause a problem. Tonight: Take the road less traveled. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Honor previously determined plans. You like what you hear — someone really reveals his or her true feelings. Tonight: Restore the peace. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Reach out for others knowing that another perspective can only help. Don’t allow sarcasm and attitude to color your interactions at all. Tonight: Defer to another person. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  Pressure builds, and you might verbalize a little too much. Avoid becoming a little too sar-

castic or blunt. Much could be said about diplomacy. If you take this tack, you’ll note someone change his or her tune out of the blue. Tonight: Make it early. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21)  You might want to reverse gears and come to a new understanding with someone. The problem might be your body language or that this person is not interested. Tonight: Ever playful. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Invite others over for a tree-decorating ceremony. You’ll enjoy yourself to the max. Tonight: At home. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Your words have an impact. You don’t need to respond to anyone. Tonight: Get some holiday errands under your belt. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  You can squeeze in a concert or ballet, yet at the same time clear out some of your holiday errands. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off.

— The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

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For Sunday, Dec. 4: This year your impulsive knee-jerk reaction doesn’t always serve you well. Learning when to pull back is instrumental to your success. If you are single, you will be much more comfortable taking your time, allowing an even, steady flow to develop. If you are attached, the two of you could find yourself in a tiff more often if you aren’t careful. Aries can really get you going. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)  Get past power plays and bad communication. The first step will be to detach and gain a perspective. Tonight: So what if it is Sunday night? Taurus (April 20-May 20)  Listen to important information that someone shares in a hushhush manner. Look at situations with an eye to the big picture. Curb sarcasm. Tonight: Get some extra rest. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  Allow your feelings of friendship to color a situation. Hook up with

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Dear Indiana: Privacy issues seem to be a thing of the past, particularly when the mother of his child. She the company of which you is part of the family whether are part is promoting its sershe wants to be or not, and vices online. However, your family members sometimes have to put up with one another at holidays. Please be the bigger person for your brother’s sake, and invite Melanie for dinner. If you’re lucky, she won’t come.

Dear Annie: Recently, the small business that employs me chose to create a web page featuring the owners of the business and what we have to offer. I think websites are a great way to advertise and encourage new business. The problem is, the web page shows photos of the staff. Due to the nature of my work, which includes bad debt and collection calls, I objected to them using my Dear Sister: Melanie is image. Aside from being a going to be in your brother’s personal privacy issue, it’s life forever because she is also a safety issue for me. I

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Riley County, KS Information Technology/ GIS Dept Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with course work or experience in computer science, cartography, geography, information systems, GIS or related fields of study or combination of education and experience. Sound technical knowledge of Geographic Information Systems. Must have extensive working knowledge of; ArcInfo and ESRI software products including but not limited to; ArcGIS, ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, Spatial Analysis, Avenue and COGO. Hardware - Software support skills for GIS environment. Hiring pay range for this exempt position is $1,980.80 - $2,188.80 / biweekly with excellent benefits. Apply online at: or Riley County Clerk’s Office 110 Courthouse Plaza Manhattan, KS 66502 Resume and application is required. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must submit to a drug test. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

General 10 HARD WORKERS NEEDED NOW! Immediate Full Time Openings! 40 Hours a Week Guaranteed! Weekly Pay! 785-841-0755


BOOKKEEPER Full charge bookkeeper for business office mgr. F/T. Must have A/P, A/R, P/R, computer exp. Knowledge of Medicare/ billing a plus. Multi - tasking skills a must. Send resume/salary requirements to Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab, 700 Cherokee, Oskaloosa, KS 66066 785-863-2108

Commercial Property Maintenance Successful candidate will have a diverse background in maintenance of commercial buildings, including: heating and air conditioning, electrical, and general construction. Please send resume to: First Management, Inc. PO Box 1797 Lawrence, KS 66044 fax to: 785-841-8492 or email to:

Health Care Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has openings for: Part time & Full time CNAs weekends & nights. and Full time weekend RN Please call Chelsea & Lori at 785-594-6492

MEDICALODGES OF EUDORA FT Nurse RN or LPN on the 6p-6a shift. To apply come to 1415 Maple or email resume to

Please NO phone calls Come work in a friendly, resident centered, family oriented home

HBO EXPANDING Entertainment Co. Needs 12 self motivated individuals, to start immediately, trainingprovided. Management opportunities for right person. $2400/mo. while in training. Excellent compensation. Good benefits No felonies. Call Seth at 785-218-8836.

needed to join our great family practice team! Full time positions with benefits. Some evening and weekend hours required.




FOOD SERVICE • Supervisor Oliver Dining Mon. - Fri. 3 PM - 11:30 PM $10.53 - $11.81/hr. • Grill Cook Ekdahl Dining Wed. - Fri. 10:30 AM - 9 PM Sat., 10 AM - 8:30 PM $9.14 - $10.24/hr. Full time employees also receive 1 FREE Meal ($7.50) per day

General Maintenance Worker Kansas Athletics (University Support Staff) Responsible for regular labor work within the Athletics Department. Work involves performance of standard as well as technical tasks for successful completion of equipment maintenance, landscaping, carpentry, painting, grounds maintenance, custodial, & set-up/take down of athletic events preparation. Must be available for scheduled over-time including nights and week-ends. $10.68- $11.75/hr. Deadline 12/09/2011. On-line application position # 00063050 EO/AA Employer

Maintenance Tech -

FT Evening. Medical facility near the Legends is seeking individual to perform routine maint. At least 3 yrs exp; including electrical & plumbing; mechanical. PT benefits. Fax resume w/salary req. to 913.596.4901 or email to

Sonic Drivein MGMT Trainees. Baldwin/Eudora Sonic Drive-In is hiring Assistant Managers. Salary range is $23,000-$35,000/yr. Call Scott at 785-690-7200

Apply in person or online:

for Toddler and Two year old classrooms. Full time position starting 1/3/12. Req. Bachelor’s degree in child or family related field, two years teaching exp. with 1-2 year olds and good computer skills. Knowledge of Child Care Food Program procedures preferred but not required. Contact Hilltop Child Development Center, 1605 Irving Hill Rd. Lawrence 66045, 785 864-4940, or to apply. EOE

Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.


Available January 2012

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1 - 4 BRs

Garages - Pool - Fitness Center • Ironwood Court Apts. • Park West Gardens Apts • Park West Town Homes • Homes at Monterey Bluffs and Green Tree Call for more details 785.840.9467

2BR — 2412 Alabama in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, washer & dryer. No pets. $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797

Apartments Unfurnished

2BR - 3503 W. 7th Court, 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW, W/D hookup, garage, 1 pet ok. $650/mo. 785-841-5797

1BR, 1/2 block to KU, reserved parking, $510. GAS & WATER PAID. 785-842-7644

2BR - 415 W. 17th, laundry on site, wood floors, off-st. parking, CA. No pets. $500$550, water pd. 785-841-5797

2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious

1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. * Near campus, bus stop * Laundries on site * Near stores, restaurants * Water & trash paid 4BR duplex - start at $795 —————————————————— Get Coupon* for $25 OFF


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2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

2BR, 925 Alabama. 1 Bath, Central Air, $500/mo. 2 Car garage is avail. for $100 per month. 785-842-7644

Last One Left!!

941 Indiana - 2BR 1 bath $650/mo. 785-841-4935 Parkway Terrace Apts. 2340 Murphy Drive 1 Bedrooms - $440/mo. 2 Bedrooms - $500/mo.

Large kitchens, bedrooms and closets. Newly updated. Convenient to all services, on the bus route


2BR starting at $525 W/D included. Pool

2BR at 1BR price


1, 2, and 3 BRs available 3 Great Locations Nice Communities Remodeled Units avail. Call 785-841-5444 or 785-830-0888

The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935 2BR — 909 Missouri or 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. Have CA & DW. No pets. $450/ month. Call 785-841-5797 2BR Near hospital. Large, has CA, off-street parking, & is on bus route. $550/mo. Avail. now. 785-550-7325 2BR, 1310 Kentucky. CA, DW, laundry. Close to KU. $550/ mo. One Month FREE. $200 Deposit. Call 785-842-7644

Village Square Stonecrest • Hanover 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms Near KU, Pool, Pet Friendly Reserve YOUR Apt. for 2012 Call 785-842-3040 or email:

ASHBURY TOWNHOMES Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BR & 3BRs Available


Call NOW 785-842-1322


Move-in Special for 1BRs Only one of each left: 2BR Apt.& 2BR Townhome


Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227

One Month FREE!

Sunrise Terrace — 951 Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, lots of parking, some with W/D. $550 - $750/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA certificate or advanced degree required. • 5+ years accounting experience preferably within the financial services industry or public accounting. • Working knowledge of internal controls, SOx requirements and generally accepted accounting principles and theories. • Ability to research complex accounting, auditing and internal control literature. • Experience with SEC and other financial reporting for a financial institution preferred. • Knowledge and proficient use of MS Office products, including Word, Access and Excel, accounting and other financial software applications. In addition to a rewarding, team-oriented work environment, FHLBank Topeka offers opportunities for growth and development, an attractive benefit package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), short-term incentive plan and much more. To see a more detailed job summary and apply for this position, go to the Bank website at


19th & Iowa, Lawrence 1 Bedroom Gas, Water & Trash Paid


Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence 1BR, 1.5 bath 2BR, 2.5 baths Rent Includes All Utilities. Plus Cable, Internet, Fitness & Pool. Garages Available Elevators to all floors

Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall

Call Today 785-856-8900

Appliances -

Studios — 2400 Alabama, all elect., plenty of parking, AC, laundry. $390, water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 Studios - 1708 W. 5th, all elect, plenty of parking, AC, laundry. $410. water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797

3BR just remodeled. 1518 W. 26th, dead end st. On bus route. CA, garage, DW, W/D hookup, $645. 816-721-5183 ONE MONTH FREE RENT 2 & 3BR duplexes, DW, W/D hookup, patio, no pets. 3BR, 1.5 bath, FP, $625/mo. 2BR, $525 /mo. 2832 Iowa. 785-841-5454, 785-760-1874 Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Kentucky Street Place

Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

Apartments & Townhomes 2, 3 & 4BRs

All Units: Pool, on KU bus route, DW, & microwave 2BRs - 1/2 Mo. Rent FREE near KU, laundry facilities 837 MICHIGAN 3 & 4BRs - Special Prices W/D, FREE wireless internet 660 GATEWAY COURT

Call 785-841-8400


target NE Kansas via 9 community newspaper sites.

Household Misc.

2-3BR, 1 bath rancher, N. Lawrence. Nice, new stove & refrig. Jan. 1st. $735/mo. + deposit. 785-841-1284

Bluray Player, New, never Meat slicer, Rival meat used bluray player, asking slicer with 6.5” Blade. Like $35. Please call new, still in box with man785-550-4142 ual. $30. Call 785-550-6848. Leave msg. 2BR - Stonehouse, old stone Washer, White frigidaire house south of Lawrence. washing machine for sale, Silver Flatware, Set of Reed All modern amenities. $900. 8 years old. $100. call & Barton. Complete serv785-760-3711 if interested. Avail now. 785-841-2828 ice for 4 - partial for 8, $40. 3BR, exceptionally nice! Fire- Dryer, white frigidaire elec- Also, Stemware $20. Can be seen Fri.-Sun. 12/2-12/4 tric dryer, 8 years old. place, 2 baths, double garage, fenced yard. Good for $100. call 785 760-3711 if in- 8am, 1117 New York, Chris at 619-655-1670. commuter, in Prairie Park. terested. $1,100/mo. 785-841-4201

Bonner Springs

Studio apt., Bonner Springs. Newly redecorated, 1st mo. free, water/trash paid, $295/mo. 913-710-8889

Boots, Caterpillar Steel Toe Boots. Brand New, size 10M $50.00 785-550-1271

Boots, Men’s Wolverine, black. 6” lace up, soft toe, oil & skid resistant, water proof, gore tex lined. Size Tonganoxie 10-1/2D. Bought at 2BR, 2 bath, 2 car, like new Vanderbilt’s. Good condition. $30. 785-842-8776. luxury duplex, 112 Bradley Ct., Tonganoxie. $750/mo. + Coat, Beige, barn-style, undeposit. 1 yr. lease. Avail. lined coat. Picture of Native now. No pets. 913-208-0723 American painted on back (painted by a Native Amer3BR, 2 bath, CA, master ican). Adult, size L. $100 suite w/fireplace, jacuzzi (cash only). Perfect Christtub, vaulted ceilings, 2 car. mas present. 785-842-6671 No pets. $975/mo. 821 S. Delaware. Call 913-441-1545 Letter Jacket, Lawrence High letter jacket, men’s 4BR Townhome on quiet size XL in excellent condicul-de-sac. No smoking. 2 tion. $95 (new price is over car garage. 2,500 sq. ft. of $170), 785-843-0257 living space. 1 year lease. $1,100/mo. $1,100 deposit. Collectibles 913-845-9005, 816-872-7343


New Management

1-3BR apts. in Tonganoxie

Many improvements!

816-260-8606, 913-845-0992

Office Space

Antique Woodworking Tools from the 1940’s belonging to a craftsman. Great for decorating a wall. Needs a little clean-up. Please call 785-550-4142. Asking $75

Lawn, Garden & Nursery

Storage Container, Suncast lockable storage container 4-1/2 ft. x 3 ft. x 4-1/2 ft. $100, (Cost New over $300) Call 785-841-9427

Miscellaneous Deldon Overhead Steel Garage Door, 10 x 8 ft. Includes all hardware for installation. Price: $75.00. Call 785-841-4494 for more information. Fine crystal wine glasses from Germany only 4 small ones left, very beautiful, asking $5 each please call 785-550-4142 Organizer/Storage Unit, Frame is 31 inches high by 34 inches wide and holds 12 colorful plastic tubs. Perfect for keeping Legos, blocks, etc. off the floor. $30. 785-842-5661 Quilt Rack. Show off your quilts or blankets with this white wood quilt rack. Holds 3 quilts and/or blankets and has sturdy base. $35 Call 785-842-5661

Music-Stereo (3) Pianos, Winter Company Spinet or Acrosonic Spinet, $525. Sterling Spinet, $175. Price includes tuning and delivery. Call: 785-832-9906


Save on acoustic & digital pianos. 6 months same as cash financing. Call today 785-537-3774 If the weather outside is frightful, be delighted to be at home with a piano from Mid-America Piano. 800-950-3774

Let the Sounds of the Season

fill every corner of your home w/beautiful music this year w/a piano from Mid-America Piano

Brown Leather Album with Piano, Kimball Spinet, great all 50 state Capital post- condition. $975. Please call Downtown offices, 3 avail. cards. Excellent condition. 785-843-2140 * 4BR, 2 Bath, Balcony $325, $350, $450/mo. New! Great quiz game with your * W/D, DW, Microwave Nice ammenities. Utils. pd. kids. $10. Call 785-843-9071 QUALITY INSTRUMENTS * Off-street parking Year lease. 785-842-7337 AT AFFORDABLE PRICES! * Close to downtown/KU Playing Cards, The airline Pianos starting at $488. * $1,000/month is no longer in operation, Office Space Available Mid-America Piano Inquire About Incentives! but playing cards that say at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy. 785-537-3774 Call Today 785-550-7430 “Make tracks. Fly Ozark to 785-841-4785 the Rockies, San Diego, St. Louis. $5 per deck (never Sounds of the Season Townhomes used) Call 785-843-9071 Piano Sale! Retail & Get them a lifetime 2BR, 1 bath, 2100 Haskell. Commercial Space gift and still have enough Firewood-Stoves CA, DW, W/D hookup, carleft for the rest of their port. $575/mo. Available 1311 Wakarusa - office list! 800-950-3774 space available. 200 sq. ft. (2) Wood Burning Stoves, 1 Now. Call 785-842-7644 large, red $2,000. 1 small - 6,000 sq. ft. For details to medium $1,000-1,200. Sounds of the Season call 785-842-7644 785-764-9359 Sale! 1700 Kentucky Street


Move-In Specials! • 2 & 3BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

A Full Cord Seasoned Hedge, Oak, Locust & mixed hardwoods, stacked & delivered, $160. Call Landon, 785-766-0863

Area Open Houses Open House

Sat., Dec 3rd, Noon-3pm Sun., Dec. 4th, 1-4pm

503 Pioneer Rd., Lawrence 2BRs from $600 - $800/mo. $349,900 West side or close to KU. 4BR Single Family Home 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360 4 bath, 2 car garage Beautiful home w/mature trees. First step into this Four Wheel Drive immaculate home opens to DR w/Travertine tile. Townhomes Kitchen has: double oven, 2859 Four Wheel Drive built-in microwave, wine Amazing 2BR, tranquil inticooler & breakfast nook. mate setting, free standMain level master suite ing townhome w/ courtw/his & hers separate full yard, cathedral ceilings, baths. FR has new surskylights, & W/D. Most round sound & TV. Covresidents professionals. ered porch perfect for enPets ok. Water & trash pd. tertaining. Fenced in yard $750/mo. 785-842-5227 & deck. 2nd Master suite has walk-in closet. New 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car, 2 story bath w/walk-in shower townhome, FireTree Estate, adjacent to 3rd & 4th BRs. Baldwin - avail. now. 106 All appls. included. Main Silver Leaf. $825/mo. Call level laundry. Roof less than 3 years old. 785-594-2558, 785-218-4070 Listing Agent: Dave Purcell Capital R.E. 785-218-7518 AVAIL. Now 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Avail. Now. bsmt., lawn Wood floor $650/mo.

2BR, 2 bath, care provided. & newer tile. 785-393-9359


1, 2, & 3BR townhomes avail. in Cooperative. Units starting at $412 - $485/mo. Water, trash, sewer paid. FIRST MONTH FREE! Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., stove, refrig., W/D hookup, garbage disposal, Reserved parking. On site management & maintenance. 24 hr. emergency maintenance. Membership & Equity Fee Required. 785-842-2545 (Equal Housing Opportunity)

Lawrence Priced to sell. Recent remodel 2BR, 1 bath, CA, nice appls., laundry rm., privacy fence. Sunset Hills. 809 Madeline Lane. $94,500. Call 785-393-4322

Real Estate Auction

Nominal Opening Bid: $25,000 772 E 550th Rd., Lawrence

3BR, 1 bath, 1,632 sq. ft. (+/-) Sells: 1:15PM Wed., Dec. 14 on site


Many properties now avail. for online bidding!

Williams & Williams

KS Broker: Daniel Nelson Re Lic BR00231987 Williams & Williams Re Lic CO90060880


Limited Time Special


600 sq. ft., $675/mo. 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565


Applecroft Apts.



For Current Rent Specials Call 785-838-9559 EOH

2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to 2BR avail. now, very nice I-70. Includes paid cable. & quiet, DW, W/D, off-st. Pets under 20 lbs. allowed parking. $545/mo. No pets. Call 785-842-2575 785-423-1565, 785-841-4035

Call Today 785-841-1155

Newer 2BR for only $475. Jacksonville Apts. Act fast! (785) 841-4935

• Small dog welcome • Income restrictions apply • Students welcome


Rooms (newly remodeled) Rent by week or by month. With cable & internet. Call Virginia Inn 785-856-7536

Cedarwood Apts

Winter is here No high gas bill to pay, all electric units only!


3BR+, 3 level, 1.5 bath, gar- Arts-Crafts age, close to KU and 3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st school, 1307 W. 22nd St. Lace, A collection of very nice fabric laces for clothfloor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No $1,000/mo. 785 331-7846 HIGHPOINTE APTS ing and projects. Whites, pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 off-whites, blues, floral. MOVE-IN SPECIALS 3BR, 1.5 bath, 2530 Ridge Ct. Wood floors, W/D, DW, 2 Some are 4 yds. long. $15. 2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468 3BR - 2121 Inverness, 2 car. Newly remodeled. Call Carol (785) 842-9082 story, 2.5 bath, CA, DW, $959/mo. Call 785-841-4449 Vintage & Antique W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 pet PARKWAY COMMONS 3BR, 813 Crestline Ct. CA, 1 Fabrics/Laces, $1-10. For ok. $850/mo. 785-841-5797 One Month Rent FREE! bath, garage, fenced yard. more info. call Chris. Chris 2 & 3 Bedrooms Avail. Now. $750/mo. 1/2 off at 619-655-1670. NEW RENT SPECIALS Clubhouse lounge, gym, Deposit. Call 785-842-7644 Campus & Downtown garages avail., W/D, walk 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 4BR, 2 bath, 2 car, $995/mo. Baby & Children's in closets, and 1 pet okay. 785-749-7744 18th & Wakarusa - Alvamar Items 3601 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence Place Rental Homes. Avail. 785-842-3280 Jan. 1st. Call 785-393-2580 Apartments, Houses & ‘ Air hockey/foosball ‘ Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Good condition, Red Oak Apts. Apartments, Houses & Great Christmas gift item 2408 Alabama Duplexes. 785-842-7644 $25/OBO. 749-3688, 2BR, water & trash paid ‘ leave message. ‘ $510/mo. Deposit -$300 On the Bus Route Barnum & Bailey Wooden Call Today 785-841-1155 Roommates ToyBox, with domed Heatherwood Valley & wooden top for children. Sunflower Apartments 2BRs avail. now for females $30. 785-843-0665 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Units in 4BR townhome. No pets/ smoking. $350/BR per mo. Stroller and car seat, Eddie • No Application Fee • Bauer collection stroller & Share utils. 785-727-0025 Short-term Leases avail. car seat (Brown). Stroller • Leasing Programs for has canopy top with 2 cup Applicants w/Bad Credit Great Locations! Great Prices! holders. Both in Excellent Basehor 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 785-856-1237 condition. $75 (cash only) Call for SPECIALS Near new 3BR townhome for both. 785-842-6671 785-838-3377, 785-841-3339 2.5 bath, 1 car garage, Studio Apt., 1907 W. 25th, Lawn care & snow re- Clothing $390/mo. + Tenant only moval provided. Avail. pays elect. 785-841-1155 YOUR PLACE, Nov. 1. $1,050/mo. + utils. Boots, Brand New Steel Toe 785-456-4145, 913-927-1713 YOUR SPACE Boots (Wolverine) Size 9M, DOWNTOWN LOFT still in box. $50.00 Please Call 785-550-1271 Studio Apartments

2BR - 2406 Alabama, Bldg. 2, 2 story, 1.5 baths, CA, DW, $570. No pets. 785-841-5797

Move in December and Get $300 OFF your rent

Accounting Policy & Research Specialist This position will assist with the development, implementation and administration of accounting policies and will coordinate the implementation of new accounting and reporting requirements with accounting personnel and functional departments. Assist the CAO and staff with evaluating and researching specific transactions for compliance with authoritative accounting literature. Track new and pending accounting pronouncements and an assessment of their impact on the Bank in compliance with GAAP, SEC and regulatory rules. Coordinate the initial assessment of unique/significant transactions for compliance with the Bank’s accounting policies, GAAP, SEC and regulatory rules.


at 901 New Hampshire 785-830-8800

Apartments Furnished


FHLBank Topeka’s products and services help our member banks provide affordable credit and support housing and community development efforts. We are accepting resumes for the position listed below. Position located in Topeka, Kansas.

Downtown Lofts

New Studio, 1, & 2 BRs

2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $570/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

Ad Astra Apartments

Assistant Director/Supervisor

Half Month FREE

1 & 2 Bedrooms, Near KU. Water/trash paid, No pets. AC Management 785-842-4461

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1 & 2 BRs from $390/mo. Call MPM for more details at 785-841-4935


Aspen West

Experienced Painters needed for local repaint jobs. Must have own phone & car. $8-9/hr. 785-841-3633

Torgeson Electric Co. 711 W 1st Ave. Topeka, KS

Apartments Unfurnished

2900 Bob Billings Pkwy.

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New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899

Lawrence Public Schools is accepting applications in the Facilities & Operations Department for a full time Licensed HVAC Technician. Must have a valid KS Driver’s License. HVAC experience preferred. Apply on-line at EOE

Apartments Unfurnished

Trade Skills

Crossgate Casita’s

Full job description available online at: Applications available in the Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS


Now hiring property manager for small luxury community in Lawrence. Must have knowledge in Word and Excel, problem- solving, multitasking, marketing & organizational skills. Competitive pay & benefits

NOW HIRING Electricians

RN, Part Time Call 785842-3301 Professional Sitters Home Health.

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Property Manager

Performs mechanical and building maintenance Sales-Marketing work in the operation, repair, evaluation, replacement, installation and preventative maintenance of mechanical sysNOW HIRING tems, physical structures Direct Sales Representatives and building appliances Full Time Positions at the KU Memorial Bring your resume to the Unions. Must have prior Marriott experience in and the Spring Hill Suites, ability to use a wide range 1 Riverfront Plaza of tools, specific equipfor open interviews ment and supplies in the Tuesday, December 6th performance of various 4 to 6:30 p.m. maintenance tasks. Prefer This is a door to door universal refrigerant lisales position that offers cense. Job description at: base pay plus commissions. No appointment needed; Starting salary $14.47 Questions? $16.22 per hour plus exCall: 785-312-6901 cellent benefits including health, dental, life & long Schools-Instruction term disability insurance plans, retirement, paid HEALTH career vacation, sick leave and ALLIED holidays. Employment ap- training. Attend college 100% online. Job placeplications available in the ment assistance. ComHuman Resources Office puter available. Financial 3rd Floor, Kansas Union Aid if qualified. SCHEV cer1301 Jayhawk Blvd. tified. Call 800-481-9409 Lawrence, KS 66045 EOE

Please email resume to: or fax to (785) 841-3129


Oliver Electric Construction has an immediate opening for an Estimator/ PM position. Competitive salary, great benefits. Must have experience. EOE Email resume to:

Submit resume to: First Management, Inc. PO Box 1797 Lawrence, KS 66044 or email to:

Cleaning Technician

Part-time: 5 evenings/wk. 2 to 3 hours per night $8 per hour Apply at 939 Iowa, Lawrence 785-842-6264

Management Estimator/PM

USD 458

is seeking a district wide custodian. Apply online at

New Years Resolutions? Start Now and Bring in the New Year in High Gear. $1,200 to $2,400/mo. To start if you qualify. Call 785-856-1243

• Production Operators (Must have manufacturing and machine operating experience) $10.53 hr. 2nd & 3rd Shifts (with shift differential) • Processing Techs Experience needed: Mechanical skills in Set-up, repair and Troubleshooting TSL, PTI Extruders 2nd & 3rd shift (with shift differential) • Maintenance Technicians (Experience with industrial maintenance, Basic Pneumatics, mechanical, electrical, And trouble shooting) TSL, TRIA, PTI, 480 Volt, 3phase DC voltage (Thermoform experience a plus) • Tooling Technicians Experience with measuring tools. math, analytical skills. Lathes, mills, grinders & G-code exp a plus. Mech. ability & electric knowledge needed. 12 hr shift. Excellent Benefits after 60 days. Applications only accepted online at: (Click on) corporate (Click drop down link to) employment Background check/drug test required EOE


• 3 Bedroom, 2 bath • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

Saddlebrook Townhomes

Luxury 2BR, 2 Bath Units Gas FP, W/D, 1 Car garage Quiet West Side Area 625 Folks Rd. 785-832-8200


Antiques Handmade/Signed primitive trunk made in Grafton, ND. ca 1914. zinc top embellished brass tacks & accents, very unusual, $75. Can be seen Fri.-Sun. 12/2-12/4 8am, 1117 New York, Chris at 619-655-1670.

2, 3, 4, 5 and 9BR houses available for August 2012. See Call for appt. 785-979-9120

Firewood: Mixed firewood and/or hedge, cured for 1 year. More than a cord for $180. 785-766-4272 Lawrence

Sports-Fitness Equipment

Firewood: Mixed hardwoods, mostly split. Ping-Pong Table - Like new Stacked/delivered. $85 -1/2 Ping-Pong table. Fold-up table on wheels. Asking cord. James 785-241-3530 $95. Call 785-842-3808 Firewood: mostly split oak delivered/stacked. $190 - SKi Machine, Precor 515e. full, $95 half. Call Mike at Best aerobic total body workout without pound785-241-1857 ing. Conditions heart and Red Oak/White Oak Mix, lungs, improves strength $150/truck, $210/cord in every major muscle Stacked & delivered. Cured group. $95. 785-843-0257 & Seasoned. Adam 816-547-1575 Seasoned Firewood for sale. hedge, oak, locust, & other mixed hardwoods. $160/cord. Split stacked & Delivered. Call Ryan at 785-418-9910 Seasoned Mixed Firewood, 2-1/2 miles south of Lawrence. $80/half cord. Call Lloyd 785-842-4502


Pets Toy Poodles, Chihuahuas, Yorkies. Older puppies reduced. 785-883-4883.

Consign & Design, 925 Iowa, Ste. L. Furniture Consignment. Now offering full interior design services. Mon. - Fri. Call 785-856-9595 Loveseat - Blue and white plaid loveseat. $30.00 Please Call 785-842-1760 SOFA, 7 1/2 foot reclining sofa. Brown, blue, & white pattern. Non-smoking home. Good condition $20 Call 785-841-4192

Holiday Decor

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Victorian Baby Buggy, I used for Christmas decoration. It is painted a nice shade of deep red. $90. 1BR farm house, near Law- Please call 785-843-9071. rence. Stove, refrig., W/D hookups. NO PETS! $560/ mo. +deposit. 785-979-6956 Cookie tins- Three Holiday Leave name, phone#, msg. cookie tins, 8” diameter, 2.5 “ deep. Old-fashioned 423B E 4th Street colorful snow scene em1st Class, Pet Friendly Tonganoxie, KS 66086 bossed on lid. Lovely gift Houses & Apts. 913-704-5037 container for your baked Antiques, Collectibles, goods. $2 per tin/offer. 785-842-1069 Glass, Furniture, Treasures Call 785. 841. 5577


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Buick 2009 Lucerne CXL, leather heated seats, 3800 V6, great power with great gas mileage, On Star, trade in, stk#54939A2 only $11,750. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


Chevrolet 2010 Impala LT Stk#D8756 Sale Price $15,780

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Chevrolet 2005 Tahoe LS SUV, Stk#B6867B Special Price $13,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500


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FORD 2008 FOCUS Stk#B6482A $12,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

Cadillac 2007 CTS sunroof, leather, power seat, alloy wheels, stk#631501 only $17,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2009 Lincoln MKS V6, Auto,Carfax 1 owner, Certified $24,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Dodge 2008 Caliber SRT-4. Make a statement in this Awesome car - the right color all it needs is a home! All the right equipment, power windows, locks, sunroof, Cadillac 2007 DTS very power transmission! nice, very luxurious! manual $15,788. With out the luxury All American Auto Mart price! Stk#164601 only 1200 East Santa Fe $16845. Olathe KS 66061 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 visit our website Call 888-239-5723 Today. Chevrolet 1969 Camaro RS/SS 396 325hp, Hugger Orange, Price $7000, more details at 316-247-4376. Dodge 2010 Caliber SXT Chevrolet 2002 Cavalier, 44K, Inferno Red Automatic 2 door in very Are You Drowning In clean condition. A very Choices? No More! nice car, with good gas mileage for under $5000. 785-841-0102 Come for a test drive. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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2009 Lincoln MKZ V6, Auto,Carfax 1 owner, $24,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

2008 Lincoln MKZ V6, Auto,Carfax 1 owner, AWD $23,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

Pontiac 2009 G8 GT 6.0 V8 with lots of power to spare! You gotta drive this one! Not many left! Stk#11346 only $23,950. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

KIA 2006 AMANTI. Stk#T6622A. Sale Price $13,999

Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

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2008 Lincoln MKZ V6, Auto,Carfax 1 owner, $20,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

2010 Lincoln Towncar Signature LTD V8, Auto., 17,000 $29,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

Pontiac 2008 Grand Prix Certified, Stk#B6652A Sale Price 19,000. Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

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2006 Lincoln Towncar Signature LTD V8, Auto., 64,000 $16,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

MERCURY 2005 GRAND MARQUIS Stk#B6902A Special Price $12,000. Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix V6, Auto, Silver $8,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Chevrolet 2002 Corvette Convertible, 2Dr. Stk#T96291A Sale Price $27,495

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2007 Mazda3 sSport 4cyl., 5speed manual Carfax 1 owner $14,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Chevrolet 2003 Trailblazer LTZ 4wd, leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheels controls, tow pkg, lots of extra’s, stk#59526A1 only $8,500. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Lexus 2007 RX350, leather, heated memory seats, traction control, plenty of luxury and safety! Stk#50849B1 only $22,845. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2008 MAZDA Stk#T96620B Special Price $15,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

2008 Suzuki Forenza Auto, Silver, Carfax 1 owner $16,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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GMC 2008 Acadia SLT1 alloy wheels, leather, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound, cd changer, On Star, GM certified, only $23,415. stk#16045. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Lincoln 2009 MKZ premium alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, CD changer, Sync, leather, and more for only $16,900. stk#404101. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2010 Misubishi Galant ES 4Cyl, Auto,7,000 mi Carfax 1 owner $15,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

2007 Toyota Camry XLE Auto, gray, Carfax 1 owner $16,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Scion 2008 TC, AT, SR, 2 Door Hatch-Back, 67K

Pontiac 2008 G6 sedan, 4cyl, great gas mileage and room for the family, stk#16670 only $12,385. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 785-841-0102

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2009 Mazda3 sSport 4cyl., Auto., Carfax 1 owner $15,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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2008 Mercury Sable Premier V6, Auto,Pearl Carfax 1 owner, $16,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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2008 Mazda3 4cyl., 5speed manual, Carfax 1 owner $13,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Chevrolet 2006 Cobalt LT Sedan Blue, T6900A $9888.00 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

2010 Mazda3 4cyl., Auto, Carfax 1 owner $18,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Pontiac 2010 G6 4cyl, great gas mileage, GM certified, that means 2 yrs of scheduled maintenance for free! Stk#453475 only $14,636. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Pontiac 2008 G6 Sedan GT Stk#D8757 Sale Price $14,780

Honda 2009 Civic Hybrid 4CYL, Auto, 30,000 mi. $18,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence


Ford 2005 Taurus SE Sedan - Silver. T96907A $7991.00 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500


Hyundai 2007 Sonata GLS 4 cyl, Auto, gray, Carfax 1 owner $9,998 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Chrysler 2010 Sebring Limited Brilliant Black, 48K Check Out the Cockpit of This Amazing Machine! 785-841-0102

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Ford 2011 Fusion SE. Excellent Condition, Body color Silver/interior Gray, Michelin tires, Sirus radio, PW, great mileage, must sell. WOW! only 950 miles on odometer, $17,900 call: Mike 785-766-6419 785-841-0102

Chrysler 2007 300c, pearl white, every option, 63K, extra clean! Three to choose from. Way under Book Value at only $15,888. Call for more info on all three cars. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website Call 888-239-5723 Today.

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Cadillac 2007 CTS leather heated memory seats, On Star, plenty of comfort that only a Cadillac can give you!! Stk#14826A1 only $14,900. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES V6, 5speed manual Silver $7,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Dodge 2007 Charger RT V8, auto, Silver, Carfax 1 owner, $17,988. Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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2009 Toyota Prius Auto, Leather, Carfax 1 owner $18,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Hyundai 2011 Elantra GLS 4 cyl, Auto, white, Carfax 1 owner, $17,988. Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Hyundai 2006 Sonata LX Sedan - Silver, B6689A $9991. Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

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2008 Mazda6 4cyl., Auto., Carfax 1 owner $18,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportsback GTS Auto, Black, Carfax 1 owner $15,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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2008 Toyota Yaris 5spd. manual, white Carfax 1 owner $11,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Volkswagen 2009 Passat Sedan 4dr Auto Komfort FWD Sedan Stk#T6696A Sale Price $20,995

Hyundai 2010 Santa Fe GLS 4 cyl. Auto, Blk, Carfax 1 owner $18,998 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Hyundai 2011 Santa Fe GLS 4cyl, Auto, Carfax 1 owner $22,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Volkswagon 2007 GTI one owner, local trade, sunroof, spoiler, alloy wheels, CD changer, some much fun to drive! stk#319421Only $15,700. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


Ducati 2004 1000 DS only 1K miles on multistrada like new. Save money only $5,988. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website Call 888-239-5723 Today.

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Volkswagon 2008 Jetta 2.5, local trade in, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, very sharp, stk#308742 only $15,770 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2008 Lincoln MKX V6, Auto,Loaded $24,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

Volvo 2008 XC70 AWD leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, you’ve gotta drive this one! Stk#16624 only $22,841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


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Chevrolet 2006 Trailblazer LS, 4x4, V6, Auto, $9,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS V6, Auto, white $17,495 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

Kawasaki Vulcan 500cc, 7K, 1 owner nice bike only $2,488. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website Call 888-239-5723 Today.

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Saturn 2008 Outlook XE, sunroof, alloy wheels, 2nd row bench, room for 8! Lots of style for a very affordable price! Only $21,736. stk#14344 Dale Willey 785-8 843-5200

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Ford 2008 F150 Ext cab FX4, running boards, towing pkg, alloy wheels, CD changer, stk#59369A3 only $22,430 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Scion 2009 XD, 35K Silver, 4 Door Hatch-back,

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GMC 2009 Acadia SLE, one owner, tow pkg, room for 8 pass, alloy wheels, power seat, 24 mpg hwy, stk#19786A1 only $19,741. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Toyota 2003 Sequoia Limited, 4WD, tow, lthr, 3rdrow, JBL/6disc, ABS,, loaded, 124k $14,000. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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Toyota 2006 Tundra Limited, Crew, 4X4 Local, 1 Owner, Trade-In! Need We Say More? 785-841-0102

2010 Lincoln Navigator 4x4, V8, Auto., Carfax 1 owner, $37,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

Chevrolet 2006 Silverado Crew Cab 4WD, one owner. 111,700 Mostly highway miles. $15,800 or best offer. Includes Z-71 off-road package, 5.3L V8, 295 HP, trailer hitch, black aluminum 4-fold tonneau cover, white with gray interior, and radio/ navigation system. Call (785) 749-9455 GMC SIERRA 2007 1500 Classic Work Truck regular cab Stk#T6666A Special Price $16,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500

Chevrolet 2009 Silverado Ext cab LT, leather, 20” alloy wheels, On Star, Chevy Certified, 2yrs of scheduled maintenance, stk#327151 only $21,600. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Nissan 2001 Pathfinder LE 4X4. Nice Platinum Gray, clean SUV with perfect history. Famous Nissan V6, automatic, heated seats, moonroof. NICE SUV for coming winter. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Toyota 2002 Highlander, All wheel drive. Great gas mileage in a small SUV. Beautiful Bluestone Metallic, Alloy wheels, and brand new engine with warranty! Clean, NO accident. AutoCheck history. Also check out my 2005 Highlander, just in. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Toyota 2005 Highlander AWD, with very clean leather interior. Popular navy blue outside, charcoal inside. moonroof, alloy wheels, and clean history. NICE SUV by Toyota. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Lexus 2004 LX470, 1owner, service records, 3rd row, Nav. leather, moon,, 98k $27,000. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World November 27, 2011) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION SIX IN THE INTEREST OF: DEKALEB C. WELLINGTON DOB: xx-xx-2011, a male 2011 Toyota Tundra V8, Auto, 4x4, 15,000 mi Carfax 1 owner $28,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

2002 Mazda3 B2300 4cyl, 5 speed manual, Carfax 1 owner $8,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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There’s more to mistletoe than kissing traditions W

hile others are content to kiss under the mistletoe during the holidays, put it under their pillow to inspire dreams of Prince Charming, or use it as an herbal remedy, I have to wonder how a poisonous parasitic plant got such a good reputation. There are about as many theories regarding why Americans kiss under the mistletoe as there are suggestions for its good uses. Because the plant lacks roots, I think it is fair to say many of the theories and suggestions do as well. I can tell you a few things about mistletoe with certainty, though. Mistletoe is a parasite that grows in trees. Parasitic plants like mistletoe are completely or partially dependent upon their host for survival, unlike epiphytic plants that take their water and nutrients from the air or nonliving organic material. Moss, algae, lichens, and some orchids are a few examples of epiphytes. Dwarf mistletoe is similar to mistletoe but lacks leaves. Because of their parasitic nature, mistletoe and dwarf mistletoe can cause tree death. They literally suck the life out of the tree, in the form of water and nutrients. Although mistletoes and dwarf mistletoes are common across the United States and Canada, dwarf mistletoes that infect pine, spruce, fir and juniper in Colorado and western states are considered to be the most problematic. Oak mistletoe is the only species documented in Kansas and is found in the southeast corner of the state. The method by which mistletoes and dwarf mistletoes spread is even more interesting than the plants’ existence. Mistletoe seeds, hidden inside a tasty-only-to-birds berry, are eaten and later deposited by the birds on branch tops and other favorable locations. Use your imagination here. Dwarf mistletoe seeds prefer to spread themselves rather than relying on animals. Their berry-like fruits actually explode, shooting

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seeds away from the plant at nearly 60 miles per hour. Dwarf mistletoe seeds are sticky so they can adhere to any surface. Mistletoe leaves, stems and berries also contain toxins that are considered poisonous to humans, cats, dogs and horses if ingested. One of the kissing legends makes note of this by including a Greek god who is shot with a mistletoe arrow. The United States Department of Agriculture says children and pets are at a higher risk for mistletoe poisoning than adults, and the most common symptoms are gastrointestinal disorders. In a 2009 press release, the American Association of Poison Control Centers says to treat mistletoe with respect rather than fear, though. They note that in both 2007 and 2008, only one person in the United States saw a “moderate medical outcome because of mistletoe exposure.” Mistletoe does have a few good qualities. The berries are a food source to birds and other wildlife and may induce additional fruiting on their respective host plants. Mistletoe and dwarf mistletoe also often cause the trees they are growing on to distort and produce clusters of branches referred to as witches’ brooms, which create shelter for nesting and roosting. — Jennifer Smith is the Horticulture Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County. She can be reached at 843-7058.

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MISTLETOE HAS BECOME PART of a romantic tradition of kissing, but the plant itself offers little to love. Its prickly leaves and poisonous berries can cause pain, even death, and the plant is a parasite that sucks the life out of its hosts in the form of water and nutrients.

Kovel’s Antiques: Porcelain basket served up chestnuts By Terry Kovel

A Chinese porcelain “chestnut basket” recently was offered for sale at a Virginia auction. We looked at the basket, which appears to be a bowl and underplate, and wondered whether the reticulated (cut-out) areas were simply decorative or if they were important because the bowl held chestnuts. The chestnuts served in the Chinese porcelain basket must have been roasted and peeled, then eaten like any nut. The slotted bowl allowed the escape of steam from the hot chestnuts. Chestnuts have been eaten since prehistoric times. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Americans used ground chestnuts as bread flour and a substitute for potatoes. Today, chestnuts become particularly popular in the winter, when they are added to turkey stuffing or simply roasted, shelled and eaten. But they also can be used to make salads, “meat” loaf and hummus, and they can be mixed with maple syrup to create a French dish called “marron glace.” Chestnuts are now available at grocery stores

or online with or without their hard outer shells. Modern bowls specially made to serve hot chestnuts don’t seem to be available. When you search online, you find lots of bowls made from the wood of chestnut trees. Some trees in America were introduced by Europeans, but there are also native varieties, including the American chestnut. Unfortunately, an Asian chestnut tree planted in New York in 1904 spread a fungus that killed most of the American chestnuts. Today, gardeners plant decorative Chinese chestnut trees that have pink, not white, flowers and little fruit. Most chestnuts that are cooked today are imported from Japan, China, Spain and Italy. Q: Years ago, we rescued a wreck of a Victorian sofa from an old barn down the road from where we live. The frame appears to be oak, and the scrolled arms on each side recline. We had the wood refinished and the sofa reupholstered. What do you think it’s worth? A: The Victorians of the late 19th century loved to design multipurpose furniture. One or both of the arms on

your sofa could be lowered to make a chaise lounge or a daybed. In general, refinished Victorian sofas in good shape sell for $500 or more. Q: Our family has owned a small clear glass dog figurine for decades. My dad picked it up when he came upon a truck wreck in West Virginia. Boxes and boxes of these dogs had fallen out of the truck, and nearly all of the figures were broken. The dog is 3 inches high by 1 7/8 inches wide and 2 5/8 inches deep. The figure is hollow and the bottom is open. The dog is in a sitting position with his ears down. Any idea what it was used for, and what it’s worth today? A: Your glass dog originally was a candy container. It was sold in the mid 1950s filled with candy sealed inside by a paper bottom glued to the base’s rim. The original paper closures were printed in blue with the words: “Poochie, contains pure and wholesome candy. Remove paper and Poochie becomes a good paperweight or a cute whatnot ... American Creations, Inc., New York, N.Y.” Others were made in pink or green glass, some with color flashing. The identical glass dog,

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THIS UNUSUAL PORCELAIN BASKET, 5 by 9 1/2 by 8 inches, was made in the 18th century to serve hot chestnuts. Ken Farmer Auctions of Radford, Va., estimates that it will sell for about $1,000. was still working in 1953 but by then it was making a more modern product. Old fire extinguishers can be dangerous. The chemicals inside can corrode the metal and the chemicals can leak out. You should be sure your old fire extinguisher is empty and not damaged or leaking. It if is, take it to your local fire department for inspection so it can be labeled a hazard and disposed of properly. Old and empty fire extinguishers usually sell for about $100.

Q: My mother still has the old GE “Heat ’n Serve Baby Dish” in its original box. She used it to heat up my baby food back in the mid-1970s. What’s it worth today? A: General Electric introduced its plastic three-part Heat ‘n Serve Baby Dish in the 1960s and continued to market it into the late 1970s. It can be found with different decal decorations and different box designs. We have seen dishes in original boxes sell for $15 to $25.



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Theatre Lawrence bringing holiday classic to the stage ‘White Christmas’ poses challenges for production By Chansi Long Special to the Journal-World

Charles Decedue is ready for an audience. He knows his lines, his cues. He has tightened and polished his delivery. Now it’s time to perform. “As you get close to opening night, rehearsals become unbelievably tedious and ... you don’t know what’s going to happen until you have an audience,” Decedue says. Decedue is playing Major General Waverly in Theatre Lawrence’s rendition of “White Christmas.” “White Christmas” is a musical modeled after the Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo 1954 movie of the same name. QUINN WASSON, MIDDLE LEFT, AND KATE MARTIN, MIDDLE RIGHT, PERFORM A SCENE from The film version was an acTheatre Lawrence’s “White Christmas” during a run-through Monday at the Lawrence companiment to the hit song Community Theater,1501 N.H. written by Irving Berlin. The song is the best-selling single of all time: it has sold more costume changes. And given than 50 million copies. And that the performance is takthe film was written in re- ing place at 1501 N.H. — in a What: The theatrical adaptation of the film, which was adapted sponse to that success. Both building originally designed from the Irving Berlin song of the same name. the song and film spawned to be a church, not a theater Where: Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. the recent musical, which is — cast and crew have had to When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-10; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18; and 7:30 p.m. still fledgling. It debuted in be creative. Dec. 14-17 San Francisco in 2004 and “There are a lot of set Price: $20.99 for adults, $19.99 for students and seniors, and played on Broadway for the changes and a lot of costume $13.99 for children first time in 2008. changes, which are always Quinn Wasson plays the a challenge in our itty-bitty role of Phil Davis (Danny space,” says Mary Doveton, Actors and actresses will And for the military uniKaye played him in the film). director of Theatre Lawbe dashing back and forth forms, she decided to evoke Wasson, 22, watched the rence. backstage, hustling up and the era conceptually rather Broadway production while There are two official down stairs, peeling one cos- than aim for complete hishe was atd r e s s i n g tume off while pulling on the torical accuracy. tending Pace There are a lot of set rooms in The- next. Half-dressed people “With a show that is as University atre Lawrence: will be shuffling and stum- iconic as this one, it’s always changes and a lot of cosin New York the men’s and bling and scampering to their a challenge for a costumer City. That tume changes, which are the women’s. spots. Ties will be askew, to give the audience what was back in always a challenge in our The men’s shirt tails will poke out, col- they expect while also giving 2009, during itty-bitty space.” dressing room, lars will stick up, and hair them something exciting and the musical’s for instance, will be tousled and in disar- new that will be just as good,” second run. is approxiray. But the audience should Greenwood says. “I hope I’ve — Mary Doveton, director of Theatre He also grew mately 10 by see none of this. done that.” up watching Lawrence 12 feet. It can “A play like this is really And Michael Hagen, who the film with accommodate a coordination nightmare,” plays Bob Wallace in the muhis grandthree people Decedue says. “It requires a sical, is eager for the theater mother, so he was acclimated comfortably. Yet for “White lot more technical rehears- to be filled with people. with the story before tryouts. Christmas” as many as eight als than usual. Getting the “It’s definitely better when It’s Wasson’s first show in men would need to use it sets changed and getting all you have an audience,” HaLawrence since graduating simultaneously. Many cast of the props on stage in the gen says. “I don’t deliver uncollege. members create makeshift right place at the right time, til I get an audience.” “It’s just really fun to do a dressing rooms. it’s just a coordination nightshow and get back to Law“In a play like this, in a mare.” rence and reacquaint myself space that wasn’t purposely The costumes, designed with the theatre scene here,” built as a theater, the lobby by Lisa Greenwood, are deWasson says. (“White Christ- becomes a dressing room, the signed to evoke an historical mas”) is a classic, and there main office becomes a dressperiod: the 1950s post-World is certainly plenty going on ing room, and people are War II era. Answer : — there is a big dance num- changing costumes all over Greenwood used vintage DRESSY TRUANT ORATOR ber and big tap number and the place,” Decedue says. sewing patterns from eBay ICONIC FEMALE SPIRAL I think plenty of stuff to keep “A couple of changes occur to create puffy blue dresses What the astronauts wished they people entertained.” so quickly we have to have with white bows and blue had for watching TV in orbit — A defining element of the dressers: someone there to roses, which will be worn musical is its complexity. It help them slip out of the one SPACE by the sisters in the play. requires multiple scene and costume and into the other.”




train set for Santa to fully illustrate what he wanted for Christmas. And in the course of drawing, Noah wanted it so bad that the next morning when Noah wakes up, an actual train set is waiting for him in his room. And so, through the course of the show, he draws other things and they come to life, and so really it’s about the power of imagination and if you truly want something bad enough, you can get it.” The whimsical tale of this Noah is written by New York playwright Nathan Tysen and University Theatre accompanist Ryan McCall. Tysen wrote the words and lyrics, while McCall, who also serves as music director and sound designer for the production, composed the music. The show was first staged in 1998, but has since been reworked extensively — including during the rehearsal process at KU. McCall was at daily rehearsals tinkering and Tysen came to visit in November and did a slash and burn and remolding of some of the scenes. “While Nate was here we did another rewrite and cut a song,” McCall says. “Only one musical passage remains from the 1998 production.” The shifty nature of the

musical made for an exciting and interesting experience for Gil Perez-Abraham, who stars as Noah. A junior at KU, Perez-Abraham cherished every line of dialogue he had to re-memorize. “We were expected to memorize all of it, all over again, all overnight. I basically had one night to memorize 40 percent of the script,” he says, joking that college actors don’t get that kind of experience “unless you go to Yale or something.” “It’s a great experience because it’s the way it is in New York for a lot of young musical performers. This is what a lot of musical performers do — is get into these kind of shows to hope that they make it big. So it’s a good experience for us here at KU.” After its staging at KU, the musical will begin the licensing process for Theatre for Young Audiences, meaning it will be available for any group to perform. Espy says that as a director, he also relished the opportunity to work directly with the play’s creators to help mold this 2011 version into a sort of demo for others who might stage “Noah’s Art.” The final product is something that is truly fit for an all-ages audience, Espy says. “A lot of times, the material for young people in theater can be condescending or it can border on simplistic,” says Espy, who actually attended Missouri State with Tysen and has known about the musical since the 1990s. “But this story and this script

and this material is sophisticated.” Perez-Abraham is certain the play will speak to anyone who sees the production, whether they’re children, parents or just theater lovers wanting a sneak peek of the show before it’s licensed, simply because they’ll get to connect (or reconnect) with the joy of imagination. “Ryan and Nathan definitely have, I think, a diamond,” Perez-Abraham says. “It’s just the kind of show that touches people’s hearts. Little kids will get it because they have the kind of characters they like to look up to — the characters they want to be like. And then, adults will appreciate it because it’s the story of every young American family ... struggling to support your kids and your kids have huge imaginations.” — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187.


thought he would appreciate. ... I can tell you that it is generally about how we can hit our gong and see the world as suffering, or we can hit our gong and believe that the world is listening and that we can make a change for good. My wife told me the song doesn’t sound very Christmas-y ... sorry about that.” Lawrence artist and musician Chad Johnston did go with a Christmas theme — and did double duty by recording an instrumental take on a holiday classic, called “Away in a Manager of Dreams,” and a corresponding art piece, “The Answer is Tableau-ing in the Wind.” Both have a dream-like quality and feature bits of Johnston’s childhood. “It depicts a post-modern nativity scene — one plucked from my dreams, no doubt,” Johnston says of the artwork. “My parents had


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THE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD Yin/Yang By Jeff Chen Edited by Will Shortz Across 1 Test-drive 5 Scintillate 10 Who wrote “By their own follies they perished, the fools” 15 Name of nine Thai kings 19 Name of five Norwegian kings 20 Dogpatch yokel 21 Name on a B-29 22 “What ___?” 23 Pirates of the Caribbean, e.g. 24 Full of strong feelings 26 Instinctive desire 27 Villainous role for Montalbán 28 Bedelia of children’s literature 29 Fearsome creature with plates on its back 31 Something to enjoy on a beach 34 More foamy 35 “Let’s make ___ true Daily Double, Alex” 36 Two on a line 39 Razz 40 Sleaze 43 Mata ___ (spy) 47 Contented sighs 49 Start of many Portuguese place names 50 Family ___ 51 Gloomy 53 Irving Berlin’s “___ Be Surprised” 55 Area 51 holdings, supposedly 58 Flavor enhancer 59 Representatives in a foreign country

60 Italian woman 62 Amount past due? 63 N.C.A.A. part: Abbr. 64 Absorbed, in a way 65 Breach 66 Qatari bank note 67 It has a crown 68 Turner who led a rebellion 69 Musician’s asset 71 Where the vice president presides 72 Grp. with the 1973 gold album “Brain Salad Surgery” 73 Windy City rail inits. 74 Dud 75 Green hue 76 Perfection, for some 77 Opus ___ 78 Rams, but not dams 79 Rice-___ 80 All together 82 Dismiss 83 Abbr. on a B-52 85 Dance partner? 86 Early online forum 87 Gillette brand name 88 Gift in “The Gift of the Magi” 90 Classic soft drink brand 92 Land o’ blarney 93 Words on an information desk 94 Crow with a powerful voice 97 Guidelines: Abbr. 99 Moo ___ pork 100 Seaside 102 He might put chills up your spine 110 Perfectly 113 Edith’s cranky husband 114 Not straight 115 Dept. of Labor arm 116 Started sneezing and sniffling, say 118 Sorvino of “Mighty

Aphrodite” 119 Opponents of us 120 Architect Jones 121 Singer Susan with the 2009 #1 album “I Dreamed a Dream” 122 Wood alternative 123 “No problem!” 124 Fancy car starter? 125 Family of Slammin’ Sammy 126 Some shooters, for short Down 1 Uncool set 2 Root of politics 3 Lady’s address 4 Digit protector 5 Bygone Las Vegas hotel/ casino with a roller coaster 6 Certain W.M.D. 7 Lay to rest 8 Writer Zora ___ Hurston 9 Singer Tennessee ___ Ford 10 Sly laugh sound 11 Low dice roll 12 Castle guard 13 Some cobblers of lore 14 Sci-fi zapper 15 “The Social Contract” philosopher 16 Suffering from nyctophobia 17 Author Cervantes 18 On the ground, in ballet 25 Flabbergast 30 Some of Keats’s feats 32 Neighbor of Sudan: Abbr. 33 “Bambi” character 37 Walter Mitty, e.g. 38 Lock 40 Master criminal of books and film 41 Establishes 42 Weighing hardly anything

43 Time in Hawaii, maybe 44 MGM motto starter 45 Question asked to one with a hangover 46 Malcolm X adopted it 48 Kuomintang cofounder 51 Is protective of 52 Particularly: Abbr. 54 “CSI” procedure 56 Grilling procedure 57 Bit of stage scenery 59 “Cheers” waitress 61 Coeur d’___, Idaho 70 British weights 71 One of a standard group of five 75 Little bit of French? 81 Singer DiFranco 84 “Bad!” 87 Ring of Fire perils 89 Eight bits 91 It may precede a kiss 93 Yellowfin tuna 94 Skedaddles 95 Island south of Tsugaru Strait 96 Italian automaker since 1906 98 Adirondack chair element 99 Hosts of the 1912 Olympics 101 Some shark products 103 Bits 104 Marilyn who hosted 1980s TV’s “Solid Gold” 105 Mates’ cries 106 Nabisco brand 107 Pirouette 108 Boot, in baseball, e.g. 109 “___ Hope” 111 Corporate bigwig 112 Frozen food brand 117 Sweetie

































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UNITED FEATURE SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Lug along 6 NASA milieu 11 Ammonia compound 16 Not relevant 21 Oater star Lash — 22 Donahue and Silvers 23 Wind catchers 24 Part of MGM 25 Inventory list 26 Fills the hold 27 Make laws 28 — — the back 29 Almost a score 31 Rumba relative 33 Chaplin’s wife 35 Elephant ending 36 Take-charge type 37 Kill a bill 39 Dublin-born poet 41 Kept order 43 Threatening 46 Garment fasteners 48 Chinese chairman 49 Harvest time 52 Eloquent equine (2 wds.) 54 Mr. Goldfinger 56 Coach who developed the huddle 60 Cut in thirds 62 Did the butterfly 64 Krishna’s beloved 66 Jacques’ girl 67 Easy as — 68 Lick an envelope 70 Bandy words 72 Pop singer — Marie 74 Big burger 75 Long-handled tool 77 Face-off 79 Husky’s vehicle 81 Shoal 83 Itty-bitty map 85 Play the trumpet 87 “Bonanza” brother 89 Olive stuffer 90 Tyrannosaurus —


92 Plow through 94 Where Anna taught 96 Frozen Wasser 97 Recommended 101 Dry 103 Hitch in plans 105 Better than lite (hyph.) 109 Dilapidated building, maybe 111 In charge of 113 Pencil remnant 115 Fashion 116 Lao-Tzu’s “way” 117 Fish finder 119 Zest for life 121 Lost one’s footing 123 The lady 124 Plenty, to a poet 126 Inert gas 128 Committed perjury 130 GPS device, e.g. 132 Pay by mail 134 Rural structures 136 Caligula’s nephew 138 Fragrant shrubs 139 Ballpoint point 141 Hoofbeats 143 Chide 145 Gulped down 149 Busybody 151 QB — Williams 152 Battery chemical 156 Dory mover 157 Work a cure 159 November stone 161 Deighton title (2 wds.) 163 Lingo 165 Actress Ina — 167 Make happen 169 Any wife 170 Magic formula 171 — Island 172 Follow upon 173 Glacial ridge 174 Hot rum drink 175 Pistol-packing 176 Squeezes oranges 177 Cow barns


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84 Pop quizzes 86 Corrida sight 88 Provides staff 91 Office copier 93 Be generous 95 Gym pads 97 — -dinner mint 98 Sawyer or Ross 99 Indy 500 sound 100 Copenhagen natives 102 Vale 104 Beach scavenger 106 — Rica 107 Committee type (2 wds.) 108 Knowing looks 110 Wall Street dread 112 Cloudburst 114 Science course 118 Cinnamon goodies 120 “Faint heart — won ...” 122 604, in Rome 125 House addition 127 Midday 129 — Scott decision 131 Unpredictable 133 In a constraining manner 135 Served the gravy 137 Pouched animal 140 Buzzing insect 142 Wet thoroughly 144 Delhi coins 145 Seashore 146 A Marx brother 147 Nudged forward 148 “Abra-Ca- —” 150 Indiana cager 153 Promising rookie 154 Miffed, plus 155 Units of force 158 Cowardly Lion portrayer 160 Novelist — Grey 162 Q-Tip 164 Vintage 166 Actor Herbert — 168 Neighbor of Can.

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Down 1 Hunter’s station 2 Math figure 3 “Good night” girl 4 Myriad 5 Chivalrous deed 6 Internal organ 7 “The — of the Opera” 8 Facilitate 9 A Kadiddlehopper 10 Emerson opus 11 Flower-arranging art 12 Labyrinth monster 13 Call — — day 14 1920s art style 15 Bar legally 16 Veld antelopes 17 Teachers’ org. 18 Room under a roof 19 Inclined 20 — down (softened) 30 Showed clearly 32 “Bonjour, — amis!” 34 — de plume 38 Belonging to us 40 Jack who ate no fat 42 Whit 44 Fr. ladies 45 Repairs a seam 47 Triangle parts 49 Video-game pioneer 50 Kind of sprawl 51 Runs, as a clock 53 Skips stones 55 Inexpensive 57 Jordan’s capital 58 Beanstalk menace 59 Sticky-footed lizard 61 Like a bow string 63 Actress — Powers 65 Orphan of comics 69 Many August people 71 Tulip colors 73 Mgmt. 76 Like a haunted house 78 Kinks’ tune 80 Speaker’s platform 82 Twig broom





READING By Alex Garrison

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Mike O’Malley, delivery driver, Chicago “The second in the ‘Game of Thrones’ series (by George R.R. Martin). I’m here looking for the third.”

BOOKS A life devoted to murder

Rereleased Agatha Christie autobiography sheds light on mystery master By Mary McNamara

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, Calif., I discovered something I thought no longer existed: an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic gospel or a lost play of Shakespeare’s. Clutching it tightly as if someone might snatch it from me, I quickly bought it. I promised myself I would take my time, savor the experience and read only a few pages at a time. Instead, I finished it the next day. Kelsey Wichman, Now it resides beside its caregiver, sisters in my Agatha box, a Lawrence “‘Walden and Civil Disobedi- crate at the foot of my bed. I ence’ by (Henry David) Tho- don’t own all of the 66 mysreau. A friend recommended tery novels and 14 short-story collections that Christie it. I think it should be required reading for everyone.” wrote, but I have most of them and I read them over and over again, in rotation, throughout the year. I read lots of other books as well, but I don’t like to go too long between Agatha Christies because, as a writer myself, I don’t like to stray too far from the masters. And for anyone trying to write to be widely read, it’s hard to beat Dame Christie. With deft and cheerful economy, she can conjure a character in three sentences, set an Ariana Postlethwait, intricate plot moving in five Kansas University and plumb the depths of the professor of social work, human soul using snatches of Lawrence overheard conversation and “Right now, ‘The Knitting a bottle of hat paint. Book’ because I’m thinking She believed in storytelling of taking it up but also short and did not confuse it with stories by Charles de Lint. decanting the contents of her I don’t usually read short fiction, but this is good. Each interior life and stretching it out along a contrived plot one has takeaway points, tarted up with simile, symwhich I think is good.” bolism and encyclopedic information about secret societies (although she did love a good secret society now and then, ditto the occasional plot to secure world domination).

Her longest book Her life story “Agatha Christie: An Autobiography” (Harper, $29.99), which has just been rereleased with a new foreword by her grandson, is similarly brisk and adTamara Fairbanks-Ishmael, mirable, although at 532 pages, it is quite the longest work caregiver, she wrote. Capturing the Lawrence experience of a generation “‘The Brain that Changed Itself.’ My mother-in-law rec- too often made over-grim or ommended it. It’s nonfiction over-glorious, it is the autoabout how there’s a lot that biography of a woman, not can change and grow — really interesting.”

merely a writer. Yes, she admits that even as a child she was telling stories to the kittens in the garden, but her work was her work and just one of the things that made up her life, which survived two world wars, two marriages and an unprecedented career in a way that can be described only as globe-trotting. During her marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan, she spent as much time working on various excavations as she did writing novels, which not only inspired several of her novels (including the ancient Egyptian “Death Comes as the End”), it makes her a double-shot inspiration for Elizabeth Peters’ popular archaeologist detective, Amelia Peabody. Not that there are many mystery writers who don’t owe Christie something. The genre was popular long before she took a stab at it with “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” (which sat in the publisher’s office for five years before it was accepted for a pittance and published in the early 1920s), but it was much more hidebound. Hercule Poirot entered loudly dismissing all the old familiar tropes, declaring that it was not for him, this Holmesian propensity for scrambling around in the dirt collecting cigarette ash and bits of burnt letter; instead the work was done by the little gray cells. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford were the postwar adventurers, creating a whole new template for romance with their thrill-

seeking banter, and the popularity of Miss Marple began the race for Most Unlikely Detective, in this case, a spinster of a certain age who used her hard-won understanding of human nature to solve crimes.

Queen of crime Yet there are those too who dismiss Christie simply because she was so prolific, because her books eschew the epic or deeply psychological in favor of a story best told quickly and with deceptive ease. And yes, the genre has changed, grown darker and more brutal (a shift Christie deplored as early as 1975), but as a die-hard fan I don’t want to hear the word “formulaic” (she invented that formula, people, she can use it as she will), “predictable” (I defy anyone to find me a better, or more surprising, motive for murder than the one in “The Mirror Crack’d” or better crimes than those committed in “Curtain” or “Murder on the Orient Express”), and I don’t want to hear the term “cozy.” Agatha Christie was not cozy. She earned the title the Queen of Crime the oldfashioned way: by killing off a lot of people. Although never graphic or gratuitous, she was breathtakingly ruthless. Children, old folks, newlyweds, starlets, ballerinas — no one is safe in a Christie tale. In “Hallowe’en Party,” she drowns a young girl in a tub set up for bobbing apples and, many chapters later, sends Poirot in at the very last minute to prevent a grisly infanticide. In “The ABC Murders,” she sets up one of

the first detective-taunting serial killers. The signature country home aside, Christie’s literary world was far from homogenous. Her plots, like her life, were international, threading through urban and pastoral, gentry and working class, dipping occasionally into the truly psychotic or even supernatural. Christie murders were committed for all the Big Reasons — love, money, ambition, fear, revenge — and they were committed by men, women, children and, in one case, the narrator. Some of her books are truly great — “Death on the Nile,” ‘‘And Then There Were None,” ‘‘The Secret Adversary,” ‘‘Murder on the Orient Express,” ‘‘Curtain” to name a few — and some are not. But even the worst (”The Blue Train,” ‘‘The Big Four”) bear the marks of a master craftsman. Perhaps not on her best day, but the failures make us appreciate the successes, and the woman behind them, that much more. To a modern eye, her books reflect many of the faults of her generation — “And Then There Were None” was originally titled “Ten Little Niggers” (which was also the original title of the poem changed to the only slightly better “Ten Little Indians”), and the British class system, still in place when Christie grew up, is often replicated in her books without question or argument. That said, there were no sacred cows — her murders were as socially diverse as her victims, and Poirot’s greatest asset was that, as a foreigner, no one thought him important enough to guard against. Through him and his lessthan-perceptive British foil, Hastings, Christie was able to dissect the famous British reserve and rigid dictates of class. The running joke that no one seemed capable of believing that, although he spoke French, Poirot was in fact Belgian, served as a perpetual admonishment against Britain’s often dismissive relationship with its European neighbors. But it was Miss Marple who became the most vivid symbol of Christie’s worldview. With her white hair, cornflower blue eyes and gentle ways, Miss Marple took a lively interest in the world around her but knew from experience, alas, that pretty much everyone was capable of anything, including murder. People can be wonderful creatures, my dear, she would inevitably say, but still it pays to keep your wits about you. It’s a dictum that has lost neither its social nor literary resonance, though it’s difficult to think of anyone since who has wielded it more effectively. The problem was never that Christie wrote too many books but that she wrote too few.

A grave thriller from Umberto Eco

By John Anderson Newsday

Mischievous, ghastly, scholarly and facetious, Umberto Eco’s “The Prague Cemetery” is a novel befitting the author of the “The Name of the Rose,” and “FouLeigh DeBiasse, cault’s Pendulum” — a work attorney, so jammed with historical deMinneapolis “‘Unbroken’ by Laura Hillen- tail and literary allusions that brand, the woman who wrote a reader can barely see the narrative forest for its very ‘Seabiscuit.’ And I’m here looking for ‘We Need to Talk erudite trees. As the publisher’s jacket About Kevin.’” copy puts the question: What if the historical upheavals and catastrophes of the 19th century — the bombings and murders; the horrors attendant to the Paris Commune and the Dreyfus Affair; that founding document of modern anti-Semitism, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — were all instigated by a single malodorous character? Well, what if? For one thing, that character would be a tough one to spend 464

pages with. We meet Captain Simonini, an aging Freemason- and Jew-hating secret agent/master forger, as a venomous old diarist who is, apparently, schizophrenic. Although he retains no memory of inhabiting his alter ego — that of a priest he murdered some years earlier — Simonini is nonetheless aware of his other self, and the two personalities correspond by letter, one writing by night, the other by day. It is a highly original concept on Eco’s part, and it alleviates the necessity of spending too much time with a character who, for all his highly refined taste and gourmet appetites, is a bottomless well of selfjustifying poison. “The Prague Cemetery” was released last year in Europe and provoked what ought to be called the Huck

Finn Response: Readers, many critics warned, are too impressionable — or perhaps they meant feebleminded — to understand that Simonini’s loathsome musings on Jews, Freemasons, women, Jesuits, etc., are not in fact endorsements of those views by the author. It seems obvious that Eco’s portrait of Simonini is meant as a satirical mirror for our own times. Various powersthat-be use Simonini’s talents to foment upheaval within the Italian nation-building campaign of Garibaldi and the clandestine opposition to LouisNapoleon in France; he is influenced by “Dr. Froide,” influences the Dreyfus Affair, works for the Prussians against France and undermines the Commune of Paris. He is a malignant Zelig who reflects not only the com-

placencies of our supposedly post-racial world but the contradictions inherent in the current global political climate. “The Prague Cemetery” is a Eurocentric novel; as such it is a rather useful survey for Americans whose historical view of the 19th century is dominated by our own nation building and civil war. But the moral that Eco is imparting is pan-national: Throughout his adventures, Simonini consistently tortures facts to fit his biases. His career as a chameleonic secret agent in the employ of this nation, or that cabal, reflects his soul, as he convinces himself of the validity of his hatreds, despite any and all evidence. “Apart from the pleasures of coffee and chocolate,” he says at one point, “what I most enjoyed was appearing to be someone else.” Or everyone else, as per his creator’s subtly caustic point of view.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Poet’s Showcase

Schillair It was late summer when we left Schillair. The apples and plums had ripened, and contrails billowed across a blue sky. “I won’t be back,” he said. I understood. We rounded the curve by the pear tree. “Stop a minute.” He struggled to open the car door. Stepping out, he kissed his fingertips, leaned over, and touched the earth. He climbed back into the car and closed the door. Neither of us spoke as I drove out of the orchard, my vision clouded with tears. Now, years later, he is gone, and I sometimes wonder whether that kiss still lingers on the ground, in our orchard at Schillair. — Betty Laird, Lawrence

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BEST-SELLERS Here are the best-sellers for the week ending Nov. 26 compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

Fiction 1. “Explosive Eighteen.” Janet Evanovich. Bantam, $28. 2. “11/22/63.” Stephen King. Scribner, $35. 3. “The Litigators.” John Grisham. Doubleday, $28.95. 4. “Kill Alex Cross.” James Patterson. Little, Brown, $28.99. 5. “V Is for Vengeance.” Sue Grafton. Putnam, $27.95. 6. “Micro.” Michael Crichton & Richard Preston. Harper, $28.99. 7. “The Best of Me.” Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central, $25.99. 8. “Zero Day.” David Baldacci. Grand Central, $27.99. 9. “Devil’s Gate.” Clive Cussler & Graham Brown. Putnam, $27.95. 10. “The Christmas Wedding.” James Patterson & Richard DiLallo. Little, Brown, $25.99. 11. “1Q84.” Haruki Murakami. Knopf, $30.50. 12. “The Sense of an Ending.” Julian Barnes. Knopf, $23.95.

Nonfiction 1. “Steve Jobs.” Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, $35. 2. “Killing Lincoln.” Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt, $28. 3. “Being George Washington.” Glenn Beck. Threshold, $26. 4. “Unbroken.” Laura Hillenbrand. Random House, $27. 5. “Jack Kennedy.” Chris Matthews. Simon & Schuster, $27.50. 6. “Guinness World Records 2012.” Guinness World Records, $28.95. 7. “Throw Them All Out.” Peter Schweizer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26. 8. “Go the **** to Sleep.” Adam Mansbach, illus. by Ricardo Cortes. Akashic, $14.95. 9. “Back to Work.” Bill Clinton. Knopf, $23.95. 10. “Imperfect Justice.” Jeff Ashton with Lisa Pulitzer. Morrow, $26.99. 11. “Nearing Home.” Billy Graham. Thomas Nelson, $19.99. 12. “Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson.” Lady Gaga & Terry Richardson. Grand Central, $50.




Sunday, December 4, 2011


Album shines a light on Christmas Photo courtesy of PhotoJoJo

THIS WALNUT WOOD CASE for an iPhone 4/4S might be the perfect stocking stuffer for that hard-tobuy-for photographer friend. While you can’t always buy cameras for others, there are plenty of unique gift options that would please any photographer.


Presents for every shutterbug By Mike Yoder

My parents, relatives and wife know I like photography. But they seldom buy me photo gear or gizmos. I guess they figure I have everything I need or if not I’ll buy it myself. More likely, they don’t know what to get me. To help them out, and help you shape a gift list for a photographer friend, here are a few ideas:

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SAM BILLEN WILL RELEASE ONLINE THIS MONTH HIS PROJECT “A LIGHT GOES ON” that features local and national artists and musicians combining to celebrate Christmas.

Digital project melds artwork, music By Sarah Henning

Homemade gifts have a way of spreading a unique, thought-filled joy, but no homemade gift is quite like the one Sam Billen is giving. The Lawrence musician is giving friends, family and strangers alike something quite unusual: a combination album and art show, available to all on the Internet. The music and art project, called “A Light Goes On,” features more than a dozen singers and paired with artists for a sort of art-on-art Christmas card to the world. It’s the latest and most ambitious of the musical gifts Billen has put together over the years. “Basically, I’ve been doing Christmas projects for the past four or five years,”

‘A LIGHT GOES ON’ “A Light Goes On” is a collaboration of music and art, available soon at www. It is the brainchild of Lawrence musician Sam Billen and features music and art from Billen says. “Last year, I did an album of original Christmas music with my friend Josh Atkinson. We raised money to press about 1,200 CDs and we ended up giving those CDs out for free — and the people who donated money to have the CDs made, they all got CDs as well.” “A Light Goes On” has a similar model, but on a much larger scale. Billen and Atkinson both recorded music for the album, but so did a dozen of their friends. On top of

Lawrence and around the world. Visitors to the website can download the whole project for free, or listen to individual songs and study the artwork, which includes still art and music videos. that, Billen asked artists to take each of the songs and create a piece of artwork based on the music. The final product will be available not on CD, but online at the still-in-construction site (that will be up and running the first week in December). There, visitors can browse each collaboration or download the whole product. Additionally, those who donated to Billen’s Kickstarter campaign, the artists and their friends will receive a 4-gigabyte

flash drive containing the project. Each of the drives glows like the lights on a Christmas tree. “I actually asked people to do new songs,” Billen says. “That was tough for me to ask because I know how busy everybody is. And I know that it takes a lot of effort to actually sit down and put together a new song, but I think with the Christmas projects that I’ve been involved in in the past, there have been a lot of other musicians out there that have shown a lot of support for it, and so I think that helped a lot. That people knew that this was kind of a yearly thing and that it’s just a kind of fun, free giving of art. And so a lot of people ended up wanting to be involved because of that.” Artists and musicians from around the world are

indeed on the project. Included is Bryn Martin, an artist who goes by Bryyn and lives in Switzerland. Martin said he was more than happy to contribute to the project after hearing from Billen, with whom he worked on a project called “Cellar Roots.” He decided to write a song called “Snowing in Wyoming” inspired by his brother. “It started out as a concept based on my younger brother who recently moved to Wyoming with his newlywed wife. He mailed me that it had snowed there back in early October around when Sam emailed me to be in the project,” Martin says. “I wanted to make a song to make my brother smile with some secret messages for him in there that I Please see LIGHT, page 8C

‘Noah’s Art’ tries to capture the imagination By Sarah Henning

Imagination drives our wildest dreams. It makes the impossible possible, keeps us going and lets us picture the future or past with a single thought or a thousand. For a child, that power is tenfold — vivid, precise and unbounded. The weight and scale of imagination is on display as the basis for the Kansas University Theatre’s new original musical, “Noah’s Art.” The story isn’t that of Noah and his ark, though the title is a play on the Biblical tale. Rather, it’s the story of a 9-year-old boy named Noah, whose imagination starts performing miracles after Santa’s gift isn’t exactly what he’d pictured. “All he wanted for Christmas was a train set, and when he got a box of crayons and a notebook instead, he thought

What: Kansas University’s Holiday special is a musical set in the present day about a young boy Noah, who is able to will anything into being through his fertile imagination. When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 Where: William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive Price: Tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors and KU faculty and staff, and $10 for students and children. Tickets are available through the University Theatre, 864-3982, the Lied Center, 8642787, and online at

Please see MUSICAL, page 8C

Wearable While taking photographs, why not be fashionable? Go to t-shirts and check out a great selection of shirts with photo phrases and retro camera graphics that only your photo friend will understand. I like the shirt with an image of an old Rolleiflex camera. $25 Accessorize For the camera enthusiast who owns an iPhone 4/4S, you might stuff his or her Christmas stocking with a classy walnut wood iPhone case carved like a camera. $42, store/ Show Off A digital photo frame is a good gift to give a photographer or for a photographer to give. They display downloaded images in repeatable slideshows with adjustable times in seconds or hours with transition effects. It’s like having rotating artwork for your wall or desk. I’ve read good reviews on the Sony DPFD95 9-Inch digital photo frame. Around $70, Stamp It For the do-it-yourself camera artist, the website Photographer’s Edge (photographers offers a way to turn personal photographs into


that Santa didn’t understand the letter that he sent,” says Kansas City-based artist Alex Espy, who directs the show. “So he decided to draw a picture of a

Bags I currently have more bags than cameras and I don’t need another. But Crumpler has a nice line of shoulder/messenger-style bags they call their Million Dollar Home series. From the 1 Million to the Brazillon Dollar, they have a bag for every amount of gear and price range. In the middle is the 5 Million, a mid-size bag good for a camera, lenses and a day on the town. $85,

Please see LENS, page 8C

CONTACT US Trevan McGee editor 832-7178 John Young/Journal-World Photo

SARA KENNEDY AND GIL PEREZ-ABRAHAM REHEARSE a scene from the upcoming play “Noah’s Art” Tuesday at Inge Theatre inside Murphy Hall on the Kansas University campus. The show started its run Friday.

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