Archive for Saturday, December 8, 2007

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Yonder Mountain String Band performs Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Sundown Stage during the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival in this file photo. Wakarusa Festival organizers hope to keep location
December 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Wakarusa Festival organizers want to negotiate a long-term lease with state leaders to keep the concert at Clinton State Park. The festival site has been in question after organizers last month unsuccessfully sought to move the event - which has attracted upward of 15,000 people in past years - to Jefferson County. “The lake is our No. 1 target,” said Brett Mosiman, who started the event in 2004.
12:30 p.m.
Kansas guard Mario Chalmers shoots around prior to the start of Saturday's game against Depaul at Allen Fieldhouse. DePaul has no answer for 22-1 first half run, KU wins 84-66
12:24 p.m., December 8, 2007 Updated 5:04 p.m.
Sherron Collins hit his second three of the game with just under two-and-a-half minutes to go, giving him six points and pushing KU’s lead to 84-58. DePaul never had an answer for KU’s 22-1 first half run, keyed by a pair of Brandon Rush threes. In the end, Sasha Kaun used a big second half - nine points early - to finish with a team-high 15. He led four Jayhawks in double figures. Brandon Rush hit a trio of three-pointers to finish with 13. Darrell Arthur also had 13, while Mario Chalmers added 12. The Jayhawks will now be off until next Saturday, when they’ll take on Ohio University in their first game in the brand new Sprint Center.
4:00 p.m.
Maggie Brierly, 8, and her brother Andrew, 4, look at some of the donated gifts for Toys for Tots on Friday, December 7, 2007. Maggie, who celebrated her birthday Nov. 19, donated all her birthday gifts to the holiday program so other children will receive presents this holiday season. In the background are piles of food items donated to and gathered through the Lawrence Board of Realtors seventh annual Holiday Food Collection for Kids. 8-year-old donates birthday gifts to Toys for Tots charity
December 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Maggie Brierly knows the meaning of sharing. On her eighth birthday Nov. 19, she invited her friends to bring gifts to donate to Toys for Tots of Douglas County instead of adding them to her piles of toys at home.

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NBA Roundup
December 8, 2007 in print edition on C7
Scores around the league.
Faith briefs
December 8, 2007 in print edition on D8
Faith news around Lawrence.