Archive for Friday, December 10, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
A shooting at South Pointe Apartments, 2310 W. 26th St., sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. Lawrence man charged, arrested in shooting at South Pointe Apartments
2:55 p.m., December 9, 2010 Updated 5:59 p.m.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said the suspect in a weekend Lawrence apartment shooting was arrested Thursday morning.
10:00 a.m.
The Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team is preparing for a workshop to help Episcopal congregations get green teams in their parishes.  They have crated a display of CFL bulbs to demonstrate how they compare in brightness to regular incandescent bulbs. Deerfield neighborhood to be first in Lawrence to try electricity-tracking program
December 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Deerfield neighborhood will soon become the guinea pig of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Several dozen United Way supporters participate in an outdoor art project overseen by Stan Herd. The project, which was postponed from last Thursday, created a giant United Way logo in South Park. United Way of Douglas County is behind $100,000 in fundraising
December 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A down economy has put a damper on the United Way of Douglas County’s fundraising efforts this year. With the organization’s major fundraising drive wrapping up, the chapter is behind $100,000 from where it historically is at this point in the campaign, President and CEO Erika Dvorske said.
6:00 p.m.
Wilma Elder, 81, leads an exercise class Wednesday at the Holcom Recreation Center. After almost 29 years as a fitness instructor with Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Wilma Elders, 81, is retiring. Her students enjoy her selection of music which includes a lot of big band records and, during this time of year, older Christmas music. Fitness instructor Wilma Elder, 81, retires after nearly three decades with Lawrence Parks & Rec
December 9, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Big band and classic Christmas music echoes through the gym at Holcom Park Recreation Center. About 15 seniors are ball-changing and grapevining along to the Glenn Miller Orchestra and “Frosty the Snowman.”

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Pump patrol
December 10, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several stations.
Tuition rationale
Kansas higher education officials must make the case that more tuition increases aren’t the way to fund the state’s post-secondary schools.
12:00 a.m., December 10, 2010 Updated 09:31 a.m. in print edition on A10
A “model budget” for Kansas crafted by the state’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity earlier this year includes a statement about tuition and higher education that should get the attention of everyone with an interest in the role of state universities in Kansas.