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Dog rescued from pond on East 1100 Road The day in photos, December 9, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
Bob Bond watches as his son Caleb, 16, cuts away at a Christmas tree chosen by the family Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at the Green Forest Tree Farm in Lecompton. Buyers search for perfect holiday pine at Green Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Lecompton
December 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Green Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Lecompton, Keith and Sonja Pittrich searched for this year’s tree.
6:00 a.m.
Former University of Kansas athletic department consultant, Thomas Ray Blubaugh, and his wife Charlette Blubaugh, left and center, leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, after being arraigned on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors say the couple, along with others, are charged with stealing athletic tickets and scalping them for cash to ticket brokers and third parties outside the university totally $5 million. Four former KU Athletics officials enter not guilty pleas at preliminary hearing in Wichita; another defendant set for plea change in January
2:30 p.m., December 8, 2010 Updated 7:48 p.m. in print edition on 1A
While four of her former colleagues were entering not guilty pleas in U.S. District Court, Kansas Athletics’ former director of ticket operations was taking steps to change her plea and — perhaps — begin cooperating with investigators.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Kathe Alkoudsi shovels the snow from in front of her Mass Street house on Saturday, March 20, 2010.  Alkoudsi said she has fallen five times this year while shoveling snow, but only hurt her pride. City officials remind residents that violating Lawrence’s snow shoveling ordinance could be costly
12:00 a.m., December 9, 2010 Updated 11:06 a.m. in print edition on 1A
With a chance of snow showers predicted for this weekend, City Hall leaders are reminding Lawrence residents to dust off their snow shovels.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback announces appointments to his Cabinet, including Dale Rodman, left, his nominee for agriculture secretary, and Deb Miller, center, his nominee for transportation secretary, during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Miller is a holdover from outgoing Gov. Mark Parkinson's administration. Statehouse Live: Brownback’s budget director has recommended lower taxes, higher tuition, vouchers
December 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Brownback, a Republican, will be sworn into office Jan. 10, and his proposed budget will be delivered shortly afterward.
6:00 p.m.
Westbound traffic entering Kansas Highway 10 from Iowa Street Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 near the bridge for the South Lawrence Trafficway proposed extension. Price of gasoline could reach $3 per gallon by Christmas
December 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Typically it’s the start of summer — not winter — when motorists can anticipate a jump in gasoline prices. But this holiday season, drivers should expect to pay more at the pump.

All stories

Review: Legally Blonde The Musical
12:14 p.m., December 9, 2010 Updated 12:14 p.m.
It was surreal. It was wonderful. It was awful.
Obama’s tax deal offers enticements for all incomes
December 9, 2010 in print edition on A6
There’s something for virtually everyone.
Airport asset
The Lawrence Municipal Airport is a small but important asset for the community.
December 9, 2010 in print edition on A8
It’s not, and probably never will be, a major air traffic hub, but the Lawrence Municipal Airport still plays an important role in the community.