Archive for Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Christy Miller plays the harpsichord during rehearsal with Kansas University’s Collegium Musicum. The ensemble is an early-music group that plays instruments from previous generations. It has a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bales Organ Recital Hall on KU’s West Campus. Musical reincarnation: KU’s Collegium Musicum recreates pieces from Baroque, Renaissance eras
December 6, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Lilting music is creeping from behind the door of a fifth-floor rehearsal room at Murphy Hall.
6:00 a.m.
This photo of Baldwin Woods looks east from East 1600 Road south of County Route 460. The woods encompass a swath of more than 2,000 acres of hardwood forest. Kansas Land Trust, along with the ECO2 Commission, want the city and the county to help preserve the Baldwin Woods, a unique piece of forest land between Lawrence and Eudora. ECO2 pegs hardwood forest for conservation
December 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kelly Kindscher and Rex Buchanan lean over a creek, examining — touching — a vein of crumbling coal, wondering whether it would burn in a woodstove. What’s remarkable is not that there’s coal in this creek — it’s named Coal Creek, after all — but rather that Buchanan and Kindscher can see it to begin with.
10:00 a.m.
Lt. Kari Wempe, pictured Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 outside the Law Enforcement Center, will soon be retiring after 33 years of service with the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff’s deputy to wrap up 33-year career
December 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Douglas County’s longest-serving female sheriff’s deputy will turn in her badge and call it a career this Friday. It wasn’t without struggles that Lt. Kari Wempe survived 33 years on the force. “It’s been quite a path,” said Wempe, 54, who climbed the ranks to become a top administrator for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s been rewarding and challenging.”
2:00 p.m.
Gail Thomas, Oskaloosa, makes a turn Saturday in front of the crowd at Seventh and Massachusetts streets with her road cart during the 16th annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Parade trots out finery for viewers
December 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Come Saturday morning, Carol Supancic was prepared for the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. She parked her truck along Massachusetts Street the night before. Her sister brought a large yellow jug of hot chocolate, her mother made chocolate chip cookies and she rose early to bake caramel-pecan rolls.

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Broncos inconsistent
Chiefs seeking sweep of Denver
December 7, 2008 in print edition on C10
The Chiefs will try to complete a season sweep of the hot-and-cold Broncos.
Sooners lower boom on Missouri, 62-21
Bradford solidifies Heisman cred; Oklahoma proves it belongs in BCS championship game with rout
December 7, 2008 in print edition on C1
Oklahoma routed Missouri in the Big 12 championship football game, clearing the way for a likely BCS championship game berth.
Big-picture budget
In difficult financial times, lawmakers need to keep their eye on the long-range impacts of various cuts.
December 7, 2008 in print edition on B6
Despite the dire financial situation that the 2009 Kansas Legislature will face, it’s important for lawmakers to take an approach that is both thoughtful and has the best long-range interests of the state in mind.
How to reduce holiday stress
December 7, 2008 in print edition on D7
The thought of trekking from store to store to buy gifts can raise anyone’s blood pressure.
Shula would have picked Toronto
December 7, 2008 in print edition on C2
Warm dome better than chilly Buffalo.