Archive for Sunday, December 28, 2008

Also from December 28

Births
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Would you rather have a warm day in the winter or a cold day in the summer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Warm day in the winter
 
63%
Cold day in the summer
 
36%
Total 582
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sisters Elena Morcelli, Debbie Li and Loredana Mazzei pray on a November evening at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center. Living joy: Lawrence boasts four female, modern-day apostles from Catholic order
December 27, 2008
Apostles — those stern, bearded guys following Jesus of Nazareth? That’s so first century.
6:00 a.m.
In a sign of the city's fiscal woes, City Manager David Corliss turned down a raise in his salary as part of his annual evaluation in October 2006. Corliss is pictured in his office at that time. The current fiscal status isn't any better. City budget forecast stormy
December 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
City Hall is ready to sail into choppy waters in 2009, as city leaders likely will be confronted with the first overall decline in Lawrence property values in memory.
10:00 a.m.
It has been almost five months since Troy Leonard has slept in the Salvation Army’s sleeping bunks. After bouts with homelessness and alcohol and drug abuse, Leonard credits the Salvation Army for helping him get his life back together. After heart attack, homelessness, substance abuse, man back on track
December 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Troy Leonard was waiting to die. On a ship in the Gulf of Mexico — where he slung hammers and lugged wrenches as a support worker for offshore oil drillers — he started having trouble breathing. Then he started having chest pains. He was having a heart attack. And to top it off, he was 200 miles off the coast of Texas.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas receiver Dexton Fields pulls in a catch during a team practice Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. A proud new papa
December 28, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Deran Joseph Fields gazes upward, his eyes widening below a curly mat of hair. At 21⁄2 months old, he doesn’t seem fazed by reporters around him. “It seems like he’s enjoying it,” Dexton Fields says with the smile of a proud father. “He ain’t crying.”
6:00 p.m.
Beth Hoffman, who lives in rural Douglas County northwest of Lecompton, would like a law preventing hunters from coming within a certain distance of the house. Gunshots raise homeowner concerns
December 28, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The sounds and sights of nature are abundant outside Beth Hoffman’s log house on a secluded hilltop in northwestern Douglas County. “This is paradise,” she said. Sometimes that paradise is interrupted. Along with the sounds of nature there are disturbing sounds that make Hoffman nervous. Gunshots, sometimes even at night.

All stories

West Virginia upsets Ohio St.
December 28, 2008 in print edition on C5
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
Service options abound in January
December 28, 2008 in print edition on B2
How to help
Poet’s Showcase: Christmas Casserole
December 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
My casserole, laden with potatoes and cheese,
Dave Barry’s year in review
Turns out it was a very good year … unless you pay taxes
December 28, 2008 in print edition on D1
How weird a year was it?