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12:00 a.m.
The holidays can be a wonderful celebration for families but a hazardous time for pets. A familiar environment suddenly filled with poinsettias, lights, ornaments and candy can be bad news for your furry friends. Holidays can pose hazard for pets
December 13, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The holidays are filled with things that bring us joy: twinkling lights, poinsettias, mistletoe, Christmas trees filled with ornaments, gifts wrapped in ribbon and, of course, food. Lots and lots of food. Unfortunately, all of these can be deadly to our pets.
6:00 a.m.
City commissioners met Tuesday, June 21, 2011, to discuss how to better enforce the city's occupancy limits. The policy states that no more than 3 unrelated people may live in a home in a single-family zoning district, or four unrelated people in a single residence in a multidwelling zoning district. Census: Housing costs more here
December 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
There may be more homeowners in Lawrence feeling stretched thin these days than in other cities in the state, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest release from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey project found that Lawrence had the highest percentage of homeowners who spend 35 percent or more of their monthly income on housing costs.
10:00 a.m.
Andrew Padilla, right, shows a portrait he just painted to his subject, Martha, a resident at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, 4851 Harvard Road, during a recent visit. Van Go Mobile Arts employees are regularly visiting residents at the center and painting their portraits. Model citizens: At-risk artists, retirement home residents pair for portrait project
December 14, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Tillie Dodson is sitting on her walker, striking her best pose. Three feet away, Kyle Ostrom-Klaus is studying her every feature — yes, every wrinkle — and sketching her portrait. Dodson laughs at the question: What’s it like to have her very first portrait done at age 91?
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University architecture student Anna Davies, Tulsa, Okla., senior, pulls on the galvanized steel platform she and her classmates were building Friday for a new overlook at KU Field Station and Ecological Reserve, north of Lawrence in Jefferson County. KU wants the outlook to attract visitors who will enjoy the view and nature of the preserve. Students help build overlook for public
December 14, 2008 in print edition on 1B
As part of an ongoing effort to open up the Kansas University Field Station and Ecological Reserves, students helped construct a scenic outlook this weekend. The field station is an area north of Lawrence just over the Jefferson County line where KU researchers conduct tests, such as determining how to best preserve the naturally occurring prairie there.
7:40 p.m.
From left, Kennedy School cafeteria workers Jackie Stone and Kathy Barnes make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Wednesday. As the economy has gotten more shaky, the number of children receiving a free lunch or reduced lunches has increased in Kansas public schools. Free lunches increase in state
December 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In perhaps another sign of the shaky economy, the number of children receiving free or reduced-price lunches in the Kansas public school system has risen sharply. A total of 152,798 school children are receiving free lunch this school year, which is 13,133 more than last year. That represents an increase of 9.4 percent, according to the Kansas Department of Education.

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Last chance
The 2009 session is the Kansas Legislature’s last chance to set up a better redistricting system before the 2010 Census.
December 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in the state, got most of the attention in the November election, but the state’s Proposition 11 sets an important example that other states, including Kansas, should consider following.
What did Jones expect with T.O.?
December 14, 2008 in print edition on C2
Always the drama. But this is what you get when you employ a drama queen like Terrell Owens.