Archive for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Lawrence High boys basketball vs. Ralston (Neb.) Party Pix: Last NEON ever The day in photos, December 10, 2010 LHS girls basketball vs. Mill Valley Lawrence High boys basketball vs. Blue Valley
Have you ever eaten deer meat?

Poll results

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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.