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Renovations on Lawrence's "castle" almost complete
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When will you start holiday shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
Already have
 
43%
Mid-December
 
36%
Black Friday
 
10%
Christmas Eve
 
9%
Total 222
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Thigpen seeks elusive victory
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
The 10-week tryout that dropped into Tyler Thigpen’s lap like a blessing from heaven is heading into the home stretch, and the results for the first player ever drafted out of Coastal Carolina have been mixed.
Shoppers find deals during economic hardship
November 27, 2008
The line outside Best Buy at 31st and Iowa streets started with its first shopper outside at 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
Dorian Green: High School Scholar Athlete of the Month
November 27, 2008
Dorian Green has supplied fans with many memorable moments, but his classroom moments have been just as memorable.
For a Eudora family, the more the merrier
November 27, 2008
We all may have different reasons to be thankful throughout the holiday season. Eudora’s Paul and Cherri Walrod along with their six children are no different.
Results from the Run Lawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K
November 27, 2008
Results from the Run Lawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K
KCK teens injured in turnpike crash
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
Four teenagers from Kansas City, Kan., were injured late Wednesday night when their vehicle flipped during an attempt to turn off the Kansas Turnpike at Bonner Springs, ejecting the driver. Nolan McCloud, 16, had been driving west on the turnpike “at a high rate of speed,” when he took the exit ramp onto Kansas Highway 7 too fast, according to a report posted by the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
KU, MU reach agreement to continue Border War at Arrowhead through 2012
03:07 p.m., November 27, 2008 Updated 03:19 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas City Chiefs announced this afternoon that the Kansas Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers will play their annual football meeting at Arrowhead Stadium through 2012.
KU receiver-turned-corner a quick study
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Daymond Patterson handled the switch from receiver to cornerback nicely.
Baker football made strides
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Baker University football lost its first and last games, but it earned a national ranking and a trip to the playoffs.
New personal trainer joins Body Boutique
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Marlo Michalowski has joined Body Boutique, 2330 Yale Road, as its newest certified personal trainer. She earned certifications as a personal trainer and a corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Stability growing in Iraq
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Nineteen months after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared the war in Iraq “lost” and just nine months after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted the war has been a “failure” because it had not brought political change leading to reconciliation, it can now be said conclusively that both were wrong.
A lot on their plates
Firebirds gladly postpone turkey for football
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Free State High’s football players will get their fill of Thanksgiving bounty, but only after toiling on the practice field.
Obama reassuring on ailing economy
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A7
President-elect Barack Obama sought to reassure the nation and nervous holiday shoppers about the ailing economy Wednesday as beleaguered stores braced for their most important month of the year.
Self bemoans mistakes in loss
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self thought the Jayhawks could have — should have? — beaten Syracuse in the CBE Classic championship game.
Griffin propels OU into finals
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Big 12 men: No. 11 Oklahoma defeats UAB, while No. 6 Texas beats Oregon.
For stores, holiday season may already be over
November 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
The holiday shopping season begins Friday with a blitz of early morning specials. For some merchants, though, it’s practically over already.
A little moderation goes a long way during holiday
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday famous for combining family, football — and calories. Dietitians recommend a daily calorie intake of about 2,000 calories, but on one Thursday in late November, many Americans disregard that rule.
Mediaphormedia leader makes Top 20 list
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Dan Cox, president of Mediaphormedia, Lawrence, is included in Presstime’s “20 Under 40” list for 2008.
BTK survivor moving back to Wichita
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
After 34 years, a survivor of the first BTK murder is moving back to Wichita.
Putting food on the table
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A11
Dining on shrimp and grits with friends the other night, we all talked about the dismal economy. And while we discussed the excellent meal, other than noting the shrimp was from South Carolina we didn’t talk much about where our food came from.
James drama will last long
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
LeBron James didn’t insult anybody by pretending that he hadn’t paid attention to the salary-cap room the Knicks just cleared with two trades Friday, same as he didn’t shy away from debuting a New Yorkthemed sneaker against the Knicks Tuesday night. Nor did he turn down a request that he hold a pregame news conference in a separate room — a departure from normal procedure — though he knew the main topic would be whether he’d jilt Cleveland two years from now to play for the Knicks.
Horoscopes
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
You often feel as if you are on cruise control this year, only to discover you aren’t. Though you can try to plan for problems, sometimes it is impossible to plan for the unexpected. If you are single, someone very special could enter your life. If you are attached, the two of you need to add more adventure into your life. Sagittarius helps you spend your money.
Turf battle looms over Clinton protection
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
It may not be your typical Washington power struggle, but Sen. Hillary Clinton’s expected nomination to be secretary of state has already locked two turf-conscious federal agencies in a delicate behind-the-scenes dance over how to protect her.
Factions haggle ahead of U.S. pact vote
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq delayed until today a crucial vote in parliament on a pact that would keep U.S. troops in Iraq through 2011 after lawmakers, many of them Sunni Arabs, demanded concessions from the Shiite-led government in return for supporting the deal.
Atlantic hurricane season sets records
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, seemed to strike the United States and Cuba as if on redial, setting at least five weather records for persistence and repeatedly striking the same areas.
Obama girls will do chores in White House
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A6
President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, said their young daughters will still have to do chores in the White House, including picking up after their new puppy.
Freshman guard propels Sooners
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Big 12 women: No. 4 Oklahoma trounces Marist, while No. 18 Oklahoma State routs New Orleans.
Country claims more than 5,000 centrifuges
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iran announced Wednesday it now has 5,000 centrifuges operating and enriching uranium, the country’s latest defiance of U.N. demands to halt its controversial nuclear program.
A&M could be spoiler
Texas eager for ‘playoff’ today
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
Texas coach Mack Brown embraces pressure. The pressure to beat rival Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night for the first time in three years. The pressure to keep winning to stay in race for the Big 12 and national championships.
Our town sports
November 27, 2008
A roundup of local placings, results and upcoming events.
Bin Laden only one piece of puzzle
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Barack Obama has said there can be only one president at a time. But in this interregnum — when the White House has already given up on making foreign (or economic) policy — the words of the president-elect matter.
All-white jury basis of murderer’s appeal
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
A black man awaiting sentencing in the death of his pregnant girlfriend says the fact that an all-white jury convicted him will be part of his appeal.
Friends and Neighbors
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
From left, Zoie Ecord, 4, Mateo Marrara, 2, and Kael Ecord, 7, wait to cheer on the Jayhawks. Zoie and Kael are the children of Jed and Jenny Ecord, Wichita, and Mateo is the son of Rebecca and Mark Marrara, Milwaukee. Zoie and Kael are also the grandchildren of Louise Ecord, who submitted the picture.
K.C. mayor fights ordinance
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B12
The mayor’s in hot water. With City Hall. Again. His short time in office dogged by one perceived misstep after another, Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s most recent fight with the City Council — over an ordinance that keeps his outspoken wife from volunteering at his office — is bringing embarrassment to a city laboring to improve its image, remake its downtown and fix its aging infrastructure.
Founder’s ashes to go outside buildings
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
When Larry Ricketts died last week, his family thought it would be fitting to scatter his ashes outside two newspapers that were so much a part of his life.
Patrol out in force for holiday
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year in Kansas
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
A silver Honda Civic zipped down Kansas Highway 10, traveling 10 mph faster than the posted 70 mph speed limit. Little did the driver know that Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Jones was driving in the opposite lanes of the highway, just waiting for someone to whiz by.
FSHS, Perry similar
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Free State and Perry-Lecompton high schools are unlikely qualifiers for their state-championship games.
Castle’s overhaul almost finished
Victorian home to open for public and private events in new year
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A3
The castle’s makeover is nearly complete. The Victorian-style three-story house, known as the Castle Tea Room, 1307 Mass., still resembles its old self after a major overhaul, said members of a foundation that owns the property.
Bye-week reprieve gives KU time to heal
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
A week off has given Kansas University’s banged-up football team time to recover.
Former first lady doing well after surgery
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Former first lady Barbara Bush was expected to remain in a Houston hospital for the next week as she recovers from laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer, her surgeon said Wednesday.
Tar Heels trounce Irish, 102-87
Hansbrough pours in 34 points in Maui Invitational title game
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Top 25 men’s roundup: No. 1 North Carolina beats No. 8 Notre Dame, while No. 10 Purdue hangs on against Boston College.
Mom convicted of lesser charges in cyberbullying suicide case
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A1
A Missouri mother on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted Wednesday of only three minor offenses for her role in a mean-spirited Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide.
Ex-Westar CEO ordered to complete sentence
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
A federal judge has denied a request from former Westar Energy Inc. CEO David Wittig to delay his return to prison for bank fraud while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.
Sharing bounty on bleak Thanksgiving
November 27, 2008 in print edition on C8
A Thanksgiving ago, many of us were fretting over delays at the airport, our holiday season shopping lists, even things like whether to get another Botox injection or a new set of wheels. Now we worry about keeping gas in the car. Or just keeping the car. This Thanksgiving, a slumping economy is making many Americans more fearful than thankful. And yet, as grim as these days are, millions of Americans are still preparing to turn a meal into a celebration — to find joy in the midst of growing hardship.
Big 12 football notebook
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
A look around the Big 12.
Westerners targeted in rampage
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, a crowded train station and a Jewish group’s headquarters in India’s financial capital, killing at least 101 people, taking Westerners hostage and leaving parts of the city under siege today, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.
Woods-Buick parting makes sense
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
No more carrying clubs for hackers at Torrey Pines. No more pretending that Buicks really are his favorite cars.
Celebrities are thankful for …
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
Being rich and/or famous doesn’t stop Hollywood from taking a moment to gorge on turkey and take stock of this year’s blessings. The Associated Press asked dozens of celebrities what they’re thankful for.
BU to meet Westmont in NAIA men’s soccer
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Baker University will meet Westmont College on Tuesday in Fresno, Calif., in the second round of the NAIA men’s soccer championships.
Science celebrates pulp nonfiction
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B10
Nothing says holiday special quite like high-tech gourd hurling. Brad Sherwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) hosts the hour-long “23rd Annual World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin” (8 p.m., Science), a festival of backyard engineering and a contest to see who can project a pumpkin the furthest using devices ranging from air cannons to medieval catapults. Pity the folks who have to clean up the orange crush.
A 3-step plan for Latin America
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Will the incoming Obama administration finally give Latin America and the Caribbean their due? It ought to.
Ex-ambassador lays blames for war
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A2
Before this summer’s Georgia-Russia war, President Mikhail Saakashvili was itching to do battle and authorities mistook messages from the United States as encouragement to use force, Georgia’s former ambassador to Russia said Wednesday.
Kettle gets gold coin
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
A single coin makes a $1,000 difference for the Salvation Army in northeast Kansas this holiday season.
Sustainable sweat equity: Lawrence homebuilder starts green construction in North Lawrence
November 27, 2008
Scott Trettel pretty much came out of his mother’s womb with a hammer in his hand. He grew up in a home that his father built from its foundation to the eaves, and Trettel would spend hours sawing, sanding and hammering away in his father’s workshop.
Perry QB making a name for himself
Gimzo key to Kaws’ run to Class 4A state football championship game
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B6
Shane Gimzo has played a key role in getting Perry-Lecompton High into the state championship football game.
Kansas volleyball trips Bears
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B3
Two Kansas University volleyball seniors went out winners on Senior Night.
It pays to keep track of retail bankruptcies
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
The fallout from the economic downturn is hitting retailers hard.
Cottonwood thanks
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor:We are proud to be part of the Lawrence community that supports the public transit system for all who need it. Everyone who has a job in Lawrence can continue to go to work now. We love living here and thank you very much!
Faculty freedom
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor:One can only hope that Kansas University administrators read carefully the current edition of “Academe,” the official publication of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It is devoted to the topic of “contingent” faculty, the long-suffering, overworked, overlooked and underpaid lecturers who are doing more and more of the undergraduate teaching at American universities.
Pumpkins were a staple of the early American diet
November 27, 2008
Autumn holiday traditions leave me wondering which came first: the jack-o’-lantern or the pie. Was an ancient pumpkin carver looking for uses for the scraps? Did a primitive cook wonder what to do with the pumpkin shell that was left? Much to my surprise, the two most common uses for pumpkins are only related in modern times.
On the record
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two people were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening with nonlife-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence, emergency dispatchers said.About 7:45 p.m., the driver of a westbound sport-utility vehicle in the 300 section of U.S. 40 slammed on the brakes to avoid a deer, and a westbound U-Haul then struck the SUV from behind, said Lt. Kari Wempe, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Two people in the SUV were taken to LMH, she said.
Enough is enough
The holidays tend to encourage excessive eating and spending, but why not take some of that excess and share it with others?
November 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
The holidays tend to encourage excessive eating and spending, but why not take some of that excess and share it with others?
Quinn finished for season
November 27, 2008 in print edition on B2
Browns quarterback Brady Quinn doesn’t regret playing with a broken right finger that will sideline him for the rest of this season and may require surgery.Quinn did more damage to his finger when he started Sunday against the Houston Texans.