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Partly cloudywith southwinds at 5-15mph.
Hold onto your hat.
HI: 59LO: 45
Mostly cloudy andbreezy with southwinds at 10-20mph.
Enjoy Stop Day.
HI: 61LO: 32
Thursday, Dec. 6Friday, Dec. 7Tuesday, Dec. 4
: Post-Election Conerence
All dayWHERE: Dole Institute o PoliticsABOUT: Suering rom election withdrawal?Political insiders will be on campus to analyzethe presidential election.
Late Night Winter Bash
9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
: Hawks Nest, Kansas Union
: Kick-o Stop Day by building a ginger-bread house, decorating ornaments, and get-ting a ree massage.
: All Campus
: Relax beore nals week.
Crat Open House
11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
: Kansas Union, 4th foor lobby
Need an original and cheap git togive? Learn how to make origami, voodoodolls and hanging birds during this reecrating session.
Holiday Ceramic Sale
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
: Kansas Union, 4th Floor
Check out this annual sale. Proceedssupport the University’s Ceramics Club,which produced all the products.
Mostly cloudywith north/ northeastwinds at 5-10mph.
HI: 57LO: 41
Wednesday, Dec. 5
100 Years o the Jayhawk Opening
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
: Spencer Research Library
Celebrate the grand opening o a newexhibit showcasing the Jayhawk’s century-long history.
Planning a Strong Semester Finish
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Anschutz Library, Room 421
Learn how to prioritize and manageyour time going into nals week.
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A 21-year-old Lawrence manwas arrested Monday at 3:40 a.m.on the 1000 block of TennesseeStreet on suspicion of criminaltrespassing. Bond was set at $100.He was released.
A 19-year-old male Univer-sity student was arrested Sunday at 8:42 p.m. on the 1700 block of Engle Road on suspicion of pos-sessing a controlled substance,possessing drug paraphernaliaand cultivating or distributing acontrolled substance.
A 43-year-old Lawrence manwas arrested Sunday at 11:15a.m. on the 500 block of FrontierDrive on suspicion of battery anddomestic battery. Bond was set at$500. He was released.
Don’t hold your breath wait-ing for a “fiscal cliff” agreement.Landmark deals between presi-dents and Congresses sometimesaren’t struck until the final hourof the final day before lightningstrikes.The negotiations to avert a year-end economic disaster of automatictax increases and spending cutsmay be following such a pattern.With just four weeks to go tothe “fiscal cliff,” the postelectiontest of wills is being played mainly in public — on television shows,news conferences and by PresidentBarack Obama’s campaign-styleexcursions to gin up popular sup-port and strengthen his bargaininghand.There’s been little progress at thenegotiating table.In fact, there doesn’t even seemto be a negotiating table.“We’re nowhere, period,” HouseSpeaker John Boehner told “FoxNews Sunday.”Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Obama’s point man forthe talks, went on five Sunday newsshows to reiterate the administra-tion’s insistence on higher taxes forhouseholds earning over $250,000.After all, Obama ran on it andDemocrats see raising taxes on thewealthy as a mandate.Republicans oppose increasingany tax rates, while saying they’rewilling to trim unspecified deduc-tions to boost tax revenues.They mostly want to tame soar-ing deficits with federal spendingcuts, particularly on entitlementprograms such as Medicare andMedicaid.Strangely, the simplest option forboth the president and Congress —doing nothing and going over thecliff— would give both sides a lotof what they want. Obama wouldget higher taxes on the wealthy.And Republicans would get deficit-slashing spending cuts.And a lot more.Defense spending would alsosuffer from across-the-board cuts,which Republicans don’t want. Andnearly everyone’s taxes would rise,which neither side wants.While some of the self-inflictedmix of tax hikes and spending cutscould be undone retroactively, theausterity bomb could trigger a new recession.Unfortunately, how this playsout may not be known until we’rewelcoming in 2013.
No progress on fscal cli talks
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House Speaker House John Boehner o Ohio, center, leaves a news conerence onCapitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, ater reporting on his privatetalks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the scal cli negotiations.
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