Archive for Saturday, December 26, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
Blizzard Blog: Winter weather advisory lifted; roads remain snowpacked
12:00 a.m., December 25, 2009 Updated 5:09 a.m.
Challenging driving conditions have persisted through Christmas Day after blizzard-level conditions and heavy snowfall the previous night.
6:00 a.m.
Despite shovels, pushing and patience, the 6 inches of snow that fell on Lawrence overnight made Christmas Day 2009 a white one. For motorists, though, such as these stacked up at Ousdahl and 23rd streets, the whiteness wasn't exactly a dream come true. Snowbound: Rare white Christmas brings frustrations, fun
December 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Ryan Schneider spent more than four hours in the car with his family Friday morning. They weren’t traveling anywhere, though. They were stuck.
10:00 a.m.
Volunteers Joleen Bechtel, left, and Jane Garvin help box up meals Friday at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. More than 600 such meals were to be delivered to area residents for Christmas.  Storm complicates holiday meal
December 26, 2009 in print edition on 3A
More than six inches of snow from Thursday night’s winter storm couldn’t keep the holiday spirit from coming out Friday.
2:00 p.m.
Seven years reappear: Former Lawrencian Freedy Johnston resurfaces with ‘Rain on the City’
December 26, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In the song that made his career, Freedy Johnston sings the lyric “seven years disappear.” Nearly two decades later, Johnston knows that feeling all over again.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins pumps up the crowd after a dunk by teammate Cole Aldrich during the second half Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. No zeros on All-’00s team
December 25, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Here, after hours and hours of deliberation, are the Journal-World sports staff members’ picks for KU’s all-decade men’s basketball team. Feel free to send your own picks to and

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Winter Weather Blog: Some churches canceling Sunday services
02:13 p.m., December 26, 2009 Updated 05:45 p.m.
Snow to head southeast after 3 p.m.
Faith Forum: What are your faith wishes for the new year?
December 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
• Have the courage to live fully in our faith • Meet the needs of others rather than sports
Pump patrol
December 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.36 at several stations.
A powerful gift
In any season, organ donations are a precious gift for thousands of people.
December 26, 2009 in print edition on A8
The story in Wednesday’s Journal-World about a local family’s experience with organ donations is a powerful reminder of the life-giving and life-affirming impact of such gifts.