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6News video: Conflicts can arise for parents, returning students
December 23, 2007
When a college student returns home for the holidays for the first time, conflicts can often arise.
6News video: Cancer survivors adopted for holiday
December 23, 2007
Adopting families during Christmas is nothing new, but one Lawrence Woman wants to give to families who have one thing in common - a family member affected by breast cancer.
6Sports video: KU continues to prepare for Orange Bowl
December 23, 2007
KU continued to prepare for the Orange Bowl this week. This time next week, the Jayhawks will have game planning for Virginia Tech on their minds.
6News video: Snow leaves mark on roads
December 23, 2007
Although the sun was shining and the winds were abated today, road conditions remained slick and hazardous.
6News video: Local leaders look to help startup businesses
December 23, 2007
Local leaders looking for a way to grow high-paying jobs in town say they have a good model to follow.
6Sports video: Hawks handle Miami of Ohio
December 23, 2007
The Jayhawks hosted Miami of Ohio on Saturday, who had held its opponents to under 70 points in 44 straight games.
6News video: Church construction a welcome sight.
December 23, 2007
The construction trucks behind corpus christi catholic church are a welcome sight for parishioners and school children.
Dogs provide therapy to soldiers
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D8
Sgts. First Class Budge and Boe went to Iraq. Budge and Boe don’t have last names: They’re dogs. But the pups are now officially enlisted as the Army’s first therapy dogs for soldiers in combat.
Corpus Christi ready to say goodbye to ‘cafegymatorium’
Private school’s 170 students have outgrown church’s multiuse Holy Family Hall
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
The construction trucks behind Corpus Christi Catholic Church in west Lawrence are a welcome sight for parishioners and 170 schoolchildren. They are a sign that much-needed space is on the way.
Courts weigh trying young offenders as adults or juveniles
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A5
The boy before Judge Kenneth Biehn was quiet and withdrawn, an asthmatic whose mother used and sold crack cocaine and whose father was doing time for robbery. At just 14, Kareem Watts stood accused of his own, much more horrific crime: Stabbing to death a neighbor who disrespected his mother.
Commentary: Mourning should call it a career
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
There were reminders of Alonzo Mourning all around AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday, even if the man himself was in a bed somewhere recovering from major knee surgery.
Petraeus sees ‘tenuous’ improvement in Iraq
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
On Dec. 13, Gen. David Petraeus addressed a gathering of hundreds of Sunni sheikhs in flowing robes - including some who were attacking his soldiers around the capital not long ago.
Christmas tree’s origins subject of many claims
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D4
Who had the first Christmas tree in America? There seems no general agreement, but here are some of the claims: The first tree was used in Lancaster, Pa., in 1821; in York, Pa., in 1823; or in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1823.
Elected positions often come with codes of ethics
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A11
This isn’t their entire life: Consent agendas full of bids and bills, regular agendas full of rezonings and requisitions and executive sessions full of, well, lots of things they have to keep private.
Best-sellers
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
Fiction: 1. “T is for Trespass,” by Sue Grafton (Putnam, $26.95).Nonfiction: 1. “I Am America (And So Can You),” by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello and Allison Silverman (Grand Central, $26.99).
Spartans hand No. 4 Texas first loss
KSU’s Beasley scores 40; Texas Tech squanders halftime lead
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
A 6-foot, 180-pound point guard could not be stopped during the pivotal part of the Texas-Michigan State game. And it wasn’t D.J. Augustin.
Hokies have knack for blocks
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Duane Brown was so on top of it, the point-after try whacked him on the upper arm. That bruise is the most glory Virginia Tech’s offensive tackle has received in a long time. And he loved every second of it.
Report: CIA tapes kept from 9/11 panel
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Former members and staffers of the 9/11 Commission have concluded that the CIA withheld videotapes of harsh interrogation sessions even after specific and “very detailed” requests about the two prisoners whose tapes were later destroyed, according to a review of classified material by the panel.
Horoscopes
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D5
Your hands are full this year. You often juggle different concerns or see both points of view. Your abilities make you a natural peacemaker. Others often show their feelings through angry words. In the next few months, you initiate a new 11-year cycle.
Keegan: Kansas thriving with ‘D’
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Very quickly now and without looking, can you name the Kansas University basketball team’s record in its last 27 games? Try 26-1.
More pets receiving creature comforts under the Christmas tree
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A12
Just because 2-year-old Ruben is a dog doesn’t mean he can’t send Christmas cards. The Puggle from McLean, Va., a cross between a pug and a beagle, has already mailed seasons greetings to his canine friends and signed them with a paw print. His mother - that is, owner Mary Partlow Lauttamus - is knitting him a striped scarf that she plans to put under the tree, along with a new doggy-sized red sweater.
Report: Tressel violated rule
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel wanted to reward two of his players for being named Academic All-Americans. Unfortunately for Tressel, his actions resulted in reporting a secondary violation to the NCAA, according to a published report.
Tree that survived war, A-bomb goes up for 70th Christmas
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
Warren Nobuaki Iwatake’s family has seen more than its share of calamity. When he was still a child his father was lost at sea off Hawaii. With no breadwinner, his family was forced to move to Japan, where Iwatake was drafted during the war. He lost a brother when the bomb fell on Hiroshima. But through it all one thing has remained constant: the tree.
Memphis guard snaps slump, humbles Hoyas
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
John Calipari wanted to test his Memphis Tigers. Junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts snapped out of his personal slump and helped them pass in dominating fashion.
Hospice workers help patients, family during holiday season
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A11
Susan Mozykowski loves Christmas - it’s her favorite holiday because her home is filled with family and love. Typically this time of year, she would be bustling about, telling stories about her Christmas tree ornaments, giving gifts and hosting a party for staff at the school she founded.
Survivor of bridge collapse slowly rebuilds ‘normal’ life
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A7
The ruins of the Minneapolis bridge collapse are all cleaned up now, but Garrett Ebling is still picking up the wreckage it made of his life. “Every step I take I’m sore, so that’s a reminder. Every time I look in the mirror and see my new nose, it’s a reminder. My mouth gets sore every time I chew - that’s a reminder,” said Ebling, a 32-year-old journalist who was among the worst injured when the Interstate 35W bridge plummeted 60 feet into the Mississippi River.
Greensburg officials push for improved, greener city
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
As Greensburg rebuilds from a tornado last spring, city officials are envisioning a greener, more efficient town. With 200 new homes being built, City Administrator Steve Hewitt is urging residents to support improved city infrastructure and more environmentally friendly structures in the southwestern Kansas town.
TV anchor in trouble again
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Anchor Behaving Badly show seems to be in reruns. Philadelphia newscaster Alycia Lane - who cried to Dr. Phil about her divorce and e-mailed bikini shots of herself to a married NFL sportscaster - is now charged with assaulting a New York police officer.
Christmas - a sporting event
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
There are two kinds of people in this world. Group A: the people sitting at home in your robes, sipping coffee and reading these words. Your meticulously wrapped presents lay under the tree. Your out-of-town gifts and cards were mailed weeks ago. Fixings for Christmas Eve dinner are tucked neatly away in your fridge. Then, there are the people like me.
Hundreds of vets interviewed for project
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
It’s quite possible that Gary Swanson has interviewed more World War II veterans than anyone in the world. But it’s certain that the Leawood man is after quality, not quantity, when he collects war stories for the Library of Congress.
New Orleans cuisine moving to small-town America
Katrina-displaced chefs taking ‘exotic’ fare across U.S.
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A6
It’s midmorning at Bon Appetit, and the beignets are long gone. Behind a Plexiglas wall, a cook is chopping vegetables for lunch. Music heavy with brass is blaring, and Chef LeRoy Crump Jr. is rushing about with cell phone in hand, periodically stepping outdoors to greet a passer-by and tout the special, a Cajun shrimp cream pasta.
Blinding snowstorm causes major pileups, injuries, highway closures
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
A blinding snowstorm blew across the Plains on Saturday, causing at least two deaths and dozens of injuries in numerous multi-car pileups and forcing authorities to close portions of several major highways. One person died in a chain-reaction pileup involving more than 50 vehicles, including several tractor-trailer rigs, on Interstate 40, police said. Authorities said it would take a few days to determine exactly how many were involved.
People in the news
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D5
¢ ‘Boy Meets World’ teen heartthrob arrested¢ Chuck Norris gets tough with publisher of bio¢ Kathy Hilton helping to ‘make a wish’
Guard saw it all with Lions this season
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C3
Damien Woody has had quite a year. The Detroit Lion went to the Duke Weight Loss Center; slashed $2.5 million from his salary; almost got cut; lost his job at right guard and was a healthy scratch for the first time in his nine-year career; played tackle for the first time since high school. Meanwhile, his former team went into this weekend with a shot to be the NFL’s first 16-0 team.
School board member accused of making threats
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Southeast of Saline school board member already accused of threatening to “do a Columbine” at the district’s school during an argument with his teacher wife is now charged with threatening a county official.
A View From Eighty-Plus
Poet’s showcase
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
‘A View From Eighty-Plus’ by John Clifford
Mummy CSI? Science lagging for IDs
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.
Fresh batteries vital for holiday gadgets
December 23, 2007 in print edition on E1
Nearly every gift that beeps or flashes this holiday season is going to take batteries. And never before has the array of choices for nearly every device been so bewildering. It used to be that an AA battery was an AA battery, forcing manufacturers to make claims like “no one lasts longer” - because no one lasted any shorter, either. That’s no longer true because of new technology.
Parents must break news about ‘Zoey’ to kids
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D2
Maybe you’ve already had the birds and the bees chat with your 10-year-old. Now it’s time to have the “Zoey 101” chat. But how exactly do you tell young fans of charming Zoey and her boarding-school pals that the show’s perfect star, Jamie Lynn Spears, is pregnant at age 16?
Writers strike makes Hollywood say ‘humbug’ during Christmas
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D5
Nearly two months without paychecks. Scores of shuttered shows. Thousands out of work. The Hollywood writers strike suggests a bleak Christmas for many in Tinsel Town. But just like a movie script, this story has a twist: many striking writers remain upbeat despite the financial and emotional strains the walkout has brought to the season.
Eiffel Tower restaurant aims for the sky
Celebrity chef says endeavor more than just tourist attraction
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
Alain Ducasse has already taken haute cuisine to great heights, in menus for the Concorde jet and for astronauts. But opening a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower comes with its own challenges.
Wife of former FBI agent fails to find husband
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A10
The wife of a missing former FBI agent said Saturday she has been unable to find out what happened to her husband despite visiting the Iranian island where he was last seen.
Blinding blizzard blasts region
Slick roads snarl traffic, killing at least one on I-70
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Heavy snowfall that lasted for most of Saturday wreaked havoc on Lawrence and the surrounding region, causing vehicle pileups and numerous accidents that killed at least one person. The snowfall surpassed predictions of 1 to 3 inches, slathering Lawrence with nearly 5 inches.
Ex-state worker gets 6 years for child porn
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
A former state employee was sentenced to six years in prison for promoting child pornography, Platte County prosecutors said Friday.
Shiite leader: Sunni militia won’t become separate army
Elsewhere, Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iraq’s Shiite-led government declared Saturday that after restive areas are calmed it will disband Sunni groups battling Islamic extremists because it does not want them to become a separate military force. In Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets, the military said, in the third confirmed cross-border offensive by Turkish forces in less than a week.
Obama’s stump speech inspires
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
Barack Obama has become a one-trick pony. But what a trick it is! The stump speech he has developed in the closing stages of the pre-Christmas campaign is a thing of beauty, a 40-minute oration delivered without notes that is powering his gains in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3 and the first primary here in New Hampshire five days later.
Bankruptcies
December 23, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Chamber leadership
What role will the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce play in the community’s future?
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
Significant developments in the last couple of months raise questions about whether the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will continue to play a strong leadership role in the community.
Pagan shrine linked to first Christmas celebration
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
The church where the tradition of celebrating Christmas on Dec. 25 may have begun was built near a pagan shrine as part of an effort to spread Christianity, a leading Italian scholar says.
Man pays for pickup with loose change
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Paul Brant considers himself a penny pincher, but his savings in quarters and dollar coins really paid off. Brant, 70, used more than $25,000 in change to help buy a new Dodge Ram half-ton pickup truck Friday - 13 years after buying another truck with spare change.
Wichita’s Carthalite garners national recognition
Colored cast concrete to be featured in magazine, slowing down bridge reconstruction project
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
The colored cast concrete known as Carthalite that adorns the Indian heads on the Minisa Bridge has been the subject of local comments and concern in recent weeks. But, as an art form, it’s also attracting attention beyond the city limits.
T alternatives
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The T is hemorrhaging red ink all over the city’s budget. Its prospects for fiscal year 2008-09 are even bleaker. Increased fuel and maintenance costs alone will increase the trend.
Kind act repaid
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I would like to thank the gentleman who paid for my groceries at Checkers.
Commentary: Bowl season getting a little ridiculous
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
If you thought the PGA Tour was greedy for tacking on a few unofficial paydays at the end of the real season, get a load of college football’s “silly season.” It kicked off Thursday night with the Poinsettia Bowl and stretches all the way to the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7.
Santa nailed to cross to protest commercialism
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Art Conrad has an issue with the commercialism of Christmas, and his protest has gone way beyond just shunning the malls or turning off his television. The Bremerton resident nailed Santa Claus to a 15-foot crucifix in front of his house.
Experience doesn’t predict success
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
Not since Dwight D. Eisenhower asked for a week to think about the contributions Vice President Richard M. Nixon made to his administration has a former American president so prominently entered a campaign for the White House. But Bill Clinton neatly framed much of last week’s campaign debate when he suggested that supporters of Sen. Barack Obama were willing to “roll the dice” on the presidency.
Mauk makes mark in Cincy’s 31-21 victory
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
Ben Mauk shrugged off mistakes and Southern Miss defenders alike, and helped No. 20 Cincinnati make one more entry into an impressive season. Outgoing Golden Eagles coach Jeff Bower, meanwhile, couldn’t put another win on his ledger.
Beware of case of the holiday blues
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D2
Be wary of a potential misstep concealed within the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, which stretches from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year’s Day. Like Alice, who realized too late she was plummeting down the rabbit hole, you might find yourself unwittingly falling into the dark hole called the “holiday blues.”
Crowds line up to see panda cub’s debut
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
San Diego’s most popular resident finally met her fans, up close and personal: Giant panda cub Zhen Zhen made her public debut Saturday at the San Diego Zoo.
Lucky children get one-on-one time with Santa Claus to talk presents
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Kate Nuzum turned 3 this year, she decided she didn’t need to be scared about meeting Santa Claus anymore. But like several other children at Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Mass., on Saturday afternoon, her excitement turned into shyness when it was her turn to meet the jolly fellow.
Coroner rules out foul play in KC death
Woman with twins in apartment died from natural causes
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
A woman found dead in her suburban Kansas City apartment last month with her infant twins nearby died of undetermined natural causes, according to the Kansas medical examiner’s office.
Texas strip club owners trying to block $40M ‘pole tax’
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A12
Texas, where strip clubs have given rise to Anna Nicole Smith and many other less-generously endowed performers, is about to make it more expensive to watch a little bump and grind. In what some have dubbed the “pole tax,” the Lone Star State will require its 150 or so strip clubs to collect a $5-per-customer levy, with most of the proceeds going to help rape victims. The tax goes into effect New Year’s Day.
Incubator in works
Plan for high-tech scientific space should be ready within 3 months
December 23, 2007 in print edition on E1
Leaders working to establish a high-tech incubator for promising bioscience startups and other companies in Lawrence insist that the effort will take money, solid planning and - perhaps more than anything else - cooperation from Kansas University.
RedHawks lament offense, not defense
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
Always proud of the defensive effort it gives, Miami of Ohio’s basketball team instead watched as Kansas University scored too many easy ones in a 78-54 Jayhawks victory. Quietly, an impressive streak was smashed as well.
Jackson blows off shot to nose
Forward: ‘It happens’
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
Brandon Rush wasn’t worried when he saw teammate Darnell Jackson flat on the Allen Fieldhouse floor three minutes into Saturday’s rout of Miami of Ohio at Allen Fieldhouse. “We all know Darnell is tough. That was just a little brush on the shoulder to him,” Rush said of the rugged 6-foot-8, 250-pound Kansas University senior, who had his nose inadvertently flattened by 238-pound Tim Pollitz.
FSU loses 36 players for bowl game
Academic cheating scandal, violations, injuries take toll
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
Thirty-six Florida State players won’t be going to the Dec. 31 Music City Bowl against Kentucky because of an academic cheating scandal, violations of team rules, injuries or other reasons.
Kansas basketball notebook
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C7
The Jayhawks headed home for the holidays after Saturday’s game. Kansas University’s 17 players are required to be back for practice Wednesday night. Sasha Kaun, who hails from Russia, traveled to upstate New York to stay with a family that served as his host family when he attended Florida Air Academy. Russell Robinson of the Bronx, N.Y., was the only out-of-state Jayhawk who decided to remain in Lawrence.
Kansas heating bills expected to be stable
Customers are still urged to continue conserving energy
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Heating bills in Kansas are likely to remain stable this winter, officials say. “We’re not anticipating that people are going to be real surprised by (heating) prices this winter,” said Niki Christopher, a lawyer with the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board, a state consumer group. Natural gas and electric utilities agree, although propane prices are up.
Tax incentives gone with the wind
Boyda says she voted against energy bill because credits for renewable sources were cut
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Congress may have knocked the wind out of attempts in Kansas to increase wind energy, officials said. The energy bill signed by President Bush stripped out future extension of production tax credits for wind energy and other renewables. U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, said she voted against the bill because of that.
Blocked field goal saves BYU against UCLA
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
Eathyn Manumaleuna blocked a field goal as time expired to give No. 19 BYU a 17-16 victory over UCLA on Saturday night in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Artwork featuring king of beasts brings pride to Lansing
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
In a studio nestled in a grove of trees just outside Lawrence, an artist leans over a 3,000-pound block of cottonwood limestone slowly bringing forth the image of a massive lion. With an air tool in hand, artist Laura Ramberg chips away at the native Kansas stone, producing the strong but benevolent face of a lion that will soon represent the pride so many residents of Lansing feel toward their students and schools.
Buckeyes burn Huskers
Baylor, Oklahoma State win easily
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C8
Despite a bum knee and a shooting slump, Marscilla Packer showed up just in time for No. 18 Ohio State. Packer hit four critical three-pointers in the second half to finish with 23 points, and the Buckeyes pulled away, 86-74, ending the Cornhuskers’ six-game winning streak.
Poor reflection
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The sports picture (Journal World, Dec. 21) says it all: a high school basketball player being taunted by a group of fans from the opposing team. The high schools, of course, could just as easily have been reversed. Likewise, the taunters could just as easily have been replaced by their older siblings at a Jayhawks game or their parents at a Chiefs game. It’s the ugly side of competition.
Beat icon Burroughs explores ‘Everything Lost’
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
The last decade has not been kind to William S. Burroughs. Since his death in 1997 at age 83, he has become something of a forgotten figure - an “hombre invisible,” as he half-mockingly used to call himself.
Week 16 Picks: Don’t bet the house on the Falcons
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
Christine Daniels’ Week 16 predictions for a league that has advised the cranky old men who played for the 1972 Miami Dolphins to lay off the champagne and get that prescription for bitter pills filled.
New Mexico takes first postseason win in 46 years
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
For coach Rocky Long, it was just the next game, another brick to continue building his program. For delighted New Mexico fans, it marked the end of a 46-year skid.
Girl-power guru
Author’s goal: slow the forces of growing up
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
If there’s a tough-to-buy-for girl on your Christmas list, particularly one between 7 and 12, Valerie Tripp has a one-word shopping tip for you: books.
Dallas survives
Cowboys win game, lose Owens
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C12
With Terrell Owens watching the second half from the locker room, the Dallas Cowboys had to depend on their running game and their defense to avoid a second straight upset loss.
Garden City woman’s quilting shop a dream job
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
At 50, Barb Hoyt has her dream job. Sure, raising six children and running a day care for 14 years was fulfilling. There are 18 years between her youngest child, age 14, and her oldest, age 32. She has 16 grandchildren. Maybe that’s why she loves quilting, calling it her “stress relief.”
Hospital faces fine for possible asbestos
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
A Kansas City hospital is facing an $84,000 federal fine for allowing some of its workers to be exposed to potential asbestos-related contamination. Research Medical Center has 15 days to respond to findings by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which were released Thursday. The agency described the hospital’s violations as “serious” and “willful.”
Boise State, E. Carolina to meet in Hawaii Bowl
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C9
Boise State might be a little disappointed about not returning to college football’s big stage. The Broncos sure aren’t showing it. “I tell you what, if you’re not going to be in a BCS game, I don’t know if there’s a better place in the country to be,” second-year Broncos coach Chris Petersen said. “I think half our team is on surfboards right now and hopefully staying safe.”
Chamber announces officers for 2008
December 23, 2007 in print edition on E1
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces its officers for 2008.
Peppermint chocolate truffles: a sweet holiday treat
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
Few treats are as divine as chocolate truffles. Studded with dried cranberries and rolled in crushed candy canes, these are especially so. Be sure to keep them refrigerated.
Offices announce closings for holiday
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Most government offices and public services in Douglas County will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday.
Missing student’s body found in crawl space
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A3
Investigators Saturday removed the body of a young woman found in a crawl space at an apartment building where a missing Marshall University student lived, authorities said.
On the record
December 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Smoke detector activation, 2:06 p.m. Saturday, 1575 Irving Hill Road.
Suspended memories
December 23, 2007 in print edition on D1
The ornaments that fill Christmas trees are full of history, memories and stories. We asked readers to share those stories. Here are some of them, all from Lawrence residents.
Streak, well, done
Kansas hangs 70-plus on RedHawks
December 23, 2007 in print edition on C1
Just like that, there goes Miami of Ohio’s streak of holding teams under 70 points a game. “I’m a little surprised a lot of teams don’t get 70 on them more often,” KU senior guard Russell Robinson said after the Jayhawks’ 78-54 rout of the RedHawks on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. “They didn’t pressure at all in the half court. We pretty much got the shots that we wanted.”
Susan’s strength, courage during cancer inspire others
December 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Editor’s note: Susan Mozykowski and her determination to live life with cancer was the focus of a story in the July 8 edition of the Journal-World. Staff writer Karrey Britt and photographer Nick Krug have documented Susan’s journey.