Archive for Saturday, December 11, 2010

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KU vs. Colorado State The day in photos, December 11, 2010 Free state girls basketball vs. Shawnee Heights Free State boys basketball vs. Shawnee Heights

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.”
6:00 a.m.
Auctioneer David Redden, right, closes the bidding for the Naismith Rules, the original rules for basketball, framed at center, Friday at Sotheby’s in New York. Standing by the rules is former Harlem Globetrotters basketball player Curly Neal. The rules were purchased by David and Suzanne Booth, who hope to bring the document to Kansas University. Booths purchase original Naismith basketball rules at auction for more than $4 million
9:33 a.m., December 10, 2010 Updated 6:32 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence High and Kansas University graduate David Booth felt so strongly that the two pages on which James Naismith wrote the original 13 rules of basketball should find a home on the KU campus he paid $4.3 million in an auction Friday to guarantee that.
10:00 a.m.
Work on the Kasold Curve will begin soon and the city is already warning motorists. Construction is expected to last for most of 2011. One lane of traffic each direction will be maintained. Lawrence motorists get ready: A year’s worth of roadwork set for Kasold Drive
December 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Message boards went up along Kasold Drive this week preparing motorists for a year’s worth of roadwork.
2:00 p.m.
Retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Ernest "Ernie" Garcia, Gov.-elect Sam Brownback's nominee to be superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, speaks Friday during a news conference. Brownback also nominated Col. Lee Tafanelli as Kansas adjutant general.  Brownback picks Tafanelli for adjutant general; Garcia for Highway Patrol superintendent
12:23 p.m., December 10, 2010 Updated 4:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Tafanelli will serve as Kansas Adjutant General, director of Homeland Security and director of Emergency Management. Garcia will serve as superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Both nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.

All stories

Pump patrol
December 11, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several stations.
Royals outfield gets makeover
Likely opening-day starters: Gordon, Cabrera, Francoeur
December 11, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Royals will open next season with a completely new outfield.
Christopherson sparks Cyclones
Sharpshooter scores career-high 30 in Iowa State’s narrow 75-72 victory over Iowa
December 11, 2010 in print edition on B9
Iowa State’s Jamie Vanderbeken thinks teammate Scott Christopherson is the best shooter in the nation. After the performance Christopherson put on Friday night, it’s hard to argue with him.