Archive for Friday, December 12, 2008

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Midwest Regional Credit Union robbery What specific changes would you support to improve transit in town?
Have you made a holiday-related donation this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 354

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ashley Causer, Lawrence, looks through some of the toys that are being given to families at the Salvation Army Toy Store. About 650 children will receive Christmas presents from the store, which is located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event runs until Saturday at noon. Salvation Army Toy Store helps families have merry Christmas
December 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Luis and Paula Valdez, of Lawrence, have five children, and because of The Salvation Army Toy Store they predict a very merry Christmas.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich, pictured here on Wednesday, has discovered one of the many useful purposes for duct tape. As a statement of his love for Kansas basketball, Aldrich used duct tape to spell out the words “Kansas B-Ball” on the living room wall of his apartment in the Jayhawker Towers that he shares with teammate Tyrel Reed. Signature touch
December 12, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Cole Aldrich crams his 6-foot-11, 245-pound frame into a small elevator at Jayhawker Towers, exits after a short ride and heads down a narrow hallway toward his and Kansas University basketball teammate Tyrel Reed’s apartment. Aldrich unlocks the door, enters and veers left, his guests’ eyes darting to the right. As the tall Minnesotan states proudly in “The Aldrich File” in KU’s hoops media guide, the first thing visitors to his campus abode notice are the words “Kansas B-ball” duct taped on the Towers’ signature brick wall.
1:25 p.m.
Lawrence law enforcement personnel look over the ground Friday morning south of  the Midwest Regional Credit Union at 1015 W. Sixt St. after a reported robbery. Lawrence police seek suspect in robbery of Midwest Regional Credit Union
10:43 a.m., December 12, 2008 Updated 12:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police are looking for a man suspected of robbing Midwest Regional Credit Union Friday morning on Sixth Street, a few blocks west of downtown Lawrence.
5:00 p.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius selected Sally Davis Pokorny, Lawrence, as a district court judge in Douglas County. Sebelius names Sally Davis Pokorny to replace Judge Jack Murphy in Douglas County District Court
December 12, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Sally Davis Pokorny of Lawrence has been picked by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as a district court judge in Douglas County, it was announced Friday.
10:00 p.m.
Vicki Julian is a Lawrence resident who recently wrote “Christmas: A Season for Angels,” a collection of short stories dealing with fictional people who had angels intervene in their lives. Touched by an angel: Lawrence resident publishes book about spirits
December 12, 2008
Lawrence resident Vicki Julian recently published “Christmas: A Season for Angels,” a series of fictional short stories about angels. This is one of her stories.

All stories

Decision on coal plants upheld
Ruling paves way for possible action by state Supreme Court
December 12, 2008 in print edition on A3
A yearlong dispute over two proposed coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas appears headed back for a Kansas Supreme Court review because of an administrative ruling Thursday.
Bone drug helps chemo fight breast cancer
December 12, 2008 in print edition on C8
New research adds fresh hope that a drug that strengthens bones might also fight breast cancer.
‘Day the Earth Stood Still’ lacks momentum
December 12, 2008 in print edition on C1
Keanu Reeves as an alien? Not a stretch.