Archive for Thursday, December 24, 2009

Also from December 24

On the street
Photo galleries
2009 Christmas storm The day in photos, December 24, 2009 Lansing Correctional Facility

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
State health officer Jason Eberhart-Phillips administers an H1N1 vaccination to three-year-old Osmond Chong as he is held by his mother Yvonne Lai on Wednesday during an H1N1 clinic at Quail Run Elementary. Eberhart-Phillips spent the evening observing and volunteering at the clinic. Nearly 17 percent of Douglas County residents choose to get H1N1 vaccine
December 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
As of Tuesday, 19,952 residents had received the H1N1 vaccine through private providers, pharmacies or one of the 40 clinics offered by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
6:00 a.m.
Roger Bonner is senior investigator with the Kansas Department of Corrections. When he joined the department in 1983, he inherited the case of Priscilla Ann Frey, who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility 35 years ago on Christmas Eve. Bonner says the department continues to follow leads today. An enduring mystery — authorities still after prison escapees
December 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
On Christmas Eve 35 years ago, Priscilla Ann Frey, Kansas inmate No. 9782, escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility. Authorities haven’t seen her since.
10:00 a.m.
The Perry family, from left, Nolan, 1, Jake, Gavyn, 3, and Julie, were pleasantly surprised when an anonymous woman who called herself Santa dropped off gifts at their home Saturday. Julie and Jake, a Marine veteran of the war in Iraq, said they were very grateful to the woman and her friends for making their Christmas more merry. Family of McLouth Marine gets Christmas surprise from anonymous Santa
December 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Jake Perry and his family got a special gift-bearing visitor this year. The visitor didn’t come in a red sleigh hauled by eight reindeer. Instead, this Santa came in a red Ford Explorer driven by 200 horses.
2:00 p.m.
KDOT workers were filling their trucks early Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 as freezing roads and snow started to move into northeast Kansas. Eyes are on the skies as region braces for ‘blizzard conditions’
11:38 a.m., December 23, 2009 Updated 5:21 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The 40 employees of the city of Lawrence’s street division are keeping their attention on the ground — diesel engines plugged in, trucks loaded with sand and salt, and trusty Thermoses filled with hot coffee or perhaps comforting cocoa.
4:00 p.m.
Snow-packed roads like U.S. Highway 24-40 were getting salt around 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve as temperatures were falling and KDOT crews were trying to stay ahead of the snow. Blizzard Blog: Douglas County in bulls’ eye for tonight’s storm; blizzard warning in effect
12:00 a.m., December 24, 2009 Updated 1:07 a.m.
The Lawrence area’s being hit by a winter storm.

All stories

People in the news
December 24, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news for December 24, 2009.
Pump patrol
December 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.36 at several stations.
Current list of Kansas escapees
December 24, 2009 in print edition on A4
This is the current list of Kansas escapees.
Our town sports
December 24, 2009 in print edition on B4
Local sports for December 24, 2009.
COBRA extension a welcome gift
December 24, 2009 in print edition on B7
Santa couldn’t have done better.
Women’s work isn’t finished yet
December 24, 2009 in print edition on A6
It is one of those moments when I feel like a time traveler.
Santa’s arrival
December 24, 2009 in print edition on A6
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Clement Clarke Moore!