Archive for Friday, December 26, 2008

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Insight bound Slipping through the cracks

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12:00 a.m.
North East Kansas Gold Star Mothers Chapter officers take their oath and receive instruction from Betty Pulliam, right, Vietnam War Gold Star Mother, during the chapter’s chartering ceremony Dec. 14, 2008, at Main Post Chapel at Fort Leavenworth. Mothers of slain service members help relieve grief by doing good
December 25, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Shirley Hemenway felt isolated. The Shawnee resident had just lost her son, Ronald Hemenway, to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Her life was changed forever, and she wasn’t quite sure how to deal with that. “I felt so detached,” she said. “People start to avoid you. They don’t know what to say, so they avoid you.”
6:00 a.m.
Sanders Barbee, 8, left, wears reindeer antlers while her mother, Kim Barbee, sports a Santa hat as their family enjoys Lawrence’s Free Community Christmas Dinner on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. At far right is Kim’s son John Barbee II. Kim’s husband and the children’s father, John Barbee, is serving in Kuwait and this is the first Christmas he hasn’t been home. The family volunteered at the meal site Thursday. Dinner volunteers serve holiday spirit
December 26, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Tummies were full and smiles were bright during Lawrence’s Free Community Christmas Dinner on Thursday at First United Methodist Church.
10:00 a.m.
Patty Truex (right) works full-time for Assist LLC but the job doesn't pay her enough to cover some of the health care costs she faces. She was recently diagnosed with cancer. In the meantime, she spends her days helping Debbie Fulks who suffers from emphysema and fibromyalgia.  Cancer patient slipping through cracks
December 26, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Three months ago, a 43-year-old Lawrence woman was told that she needed to have surgery to remove her right ovary and uterus. She also was told that the blood in her uterus was forming cancer cells.
12:30 p.m.
Anna Skaggs poses with her host family who she stayed with initially when she arrived in Africa to work for the Peace Corps. She's home for the first time in 17 months, just in time for Christmas.         There’s no place like home for the holidays
December 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
For the Skaggs family, there’s new meaning to the classic holiday song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduate student Christopher Brott is pictured at one of the T bus stations located near the intersection of Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Brott finished a pair of documentaries about the recent vote over funding for the T. T set: KU graduate student takes hard look at Lawrence bus system in documentaries
December 26, 2008
Growing up in Germany, recent Kansas University journalism graduate Christopher Brott was used to riding the bus.

All stories

Black women in the U.S. shrinking
December 26, 2008 in print edition on A2
Call her The Incredible Shrinking African-American Woman.