Archive for Sunday, December 21, 2008

Also from December 21

Births
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence High School boys vs. Free State Lawrence High School girls vs. Free State
Podcasts
Polls
What movie opening Christmas Day are you most looking forward to seeing?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Marley & Me”
 
28%
None
 
27%
“Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons”
 
20%
“Valkyrie”
 
12%
“The Spirit”
 
4%
“Bedtime Stories”
 
4%
“Waltz With Bashir”
 
0%
Total 791
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Contestants for the Miss Kansas USA and Miss Kansas Teen USA went through orientation Friday at the Lawrence Holidome. Miss Kansas titles on the line at Lied Center this weekend
December 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The Miss Kansas USA and Miss Teen Kansas USA pageants return to Lawrence for a third year. The preliminary round will be 7 p.m. todaySaturday at the Lied Center, and the finals will be 6:45 p.m. Sunday there.
6:00 a.m.
Delbert Young and his wife, Shirley, sit on a sofa in their northeast Wichita home. Delbert was injured on the job at Boeing and now receives workers’ compensation. The Youngs are now fighting a state law that caps workers’ compensation benefits at $125,000, a limit set in 1987. Workers’ comp system failing many
December 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Every day thousands of Kansans, such as Delbert Young of Wichita, go to work and perform tasks that require physical labor. For Young, it was riding a bicycle from building to building at the vast Boeing facility to stock parts. One day in 2006, Young, who was 57 years old at the time, fell off the bicycle, hitting his head and shoulder on the ground.
4:00 p.m.
Sisters, from left, Morgan, 7, Addison, 3, and Kyleigh Leslie, 9, try to keep their composure while visiting with Santa. Larry Freeman, who has portrayed Santa Claus in the Lawrence Christmas Parade for several decades, has conducted picture sessions at Weaver’s, 901 Mass., every year for at least the past 10 years. Santa Claus reveals secrets of his trade
December 21, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Who’s naughty and who’s nice? We caught up Saturday afternoon with Lawrence’s beloved Santa Claus, also known as Larry Freeman, at Weaver’s to ask him. Between visits from children, Santa answered some of the season’s most pressing questions. For those who haven’t quite finished their list, Santa will be at Weaver’s, 901 Mass., from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and in the afternoon on Christmas Eve.
6:00 p.m.
The Tempe Insight Bowl Block Party on New Year’s Eve draws thousands to the Mill Avenue District in Tempe, Ariz. This year’s event will feature three fireworks shows and a concert by Styx. See page 2D for a list of Jayhawk watch parties and other get-togethers. Party in Tempe: What to do if you go to the Insight Bowl
December 21, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Traveling to the Insight Bowl? It should be warm, for starters — but the recreation and nightlife are pretty hot, too. Here are some tips on where to go.

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