Archive for Friday, December 7, 2007

Also from December 7

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On the street
Photo galleries
Clinton Cross Country Challenge
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Chip Allen, 15, a sophomore at Lawrence High, catches snowflakes on Thursday, Dec. 6. Snow greets star runners
December 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The falling snow sounded like the rush of a distant waterfall as it filtered through the leafless trees and stuck to the Jefferson County prairie grass. It was interrupted at times by the sound of steel on steel as laborers pounded tent stakes into a frozen ground that fought back with each swing of the hammer. Groups of young girls giggled and shivered in their sweat suits and running shoes as they looked out over a cross country course - increasingly growing whiter by the minute - that would determine a national champion.
9:00 a.m.
Millie Anderson, of Overbrook, vividly recalls her childhood in Hawaii, where she witnessed the devastation following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Pearl Harbor memories are still fresh
December 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
On a Sunday morning 66 years ago, Millie Anderson stood in her back yard and watched World War II unfold in front of her. The 9-year-old girl and her family saw low-flying planes racing across the sky and columns of black smoke rising in the distance. They heard the explosions of bombs as they were dropped on Navy battleships 3 miles away at Pearl Harbor.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Celtic fiddler brings Christmas to Lied Center
Posted December 7, 2007
Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers loves touring throughout the year, but there's something special about doing a Christmas concert. "We love playing music live, and then you couple that with a really beautiful message in the music and a positive outlook on things, and it really makes for a really special month of touring," she says. Ivers, the daughter of Irish-American immigrants, has been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by The New York Times, and the Boston Globe says she "rocks the house" everywhere she plays.This weekend, that includes the Lied Center, where she has a show on Saturday. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Ivers talks about the role Christmas plays in celebrating the holiday and how she tries to expand the limits of the fiddle. After that, find out what else is going on on the Lawrence scene this week in our weekly Best Bets feature.
4:00 p.m.
Sen. Barack Obama, left, poses with Clarissa Unger, center, a Kansas University junior from Colby, and Marc Langston, president of the KU College Democrats, Monday night, August 20, 2007, outside the Westin Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.  A group of about 80 KU students greeted Obama as he prepared for a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Obama wins Kansas straw poll
December 7, 2007
Obama tallied 692 votes out of 1,904 votes cast for 36.3 percent. The poll was held this week and ended last night.

All stories

Rec calendar
December 7, 2007 in print edition on B8
Sports and recreation around Lawrence
Picking package mortgages
Real estate and personal property loans are gaining interest
December 7, 2007 in print edition on B13
Q: What is a “package mortgage”?