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KU women notch 79-57 victory over Alabama
December 12, 2010
Carolyn Davis posted 24 points on 8-for-10 shooting, leading the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 79-57 victory over Alabama on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
700 block of Kentucky Street closed due to water main break
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
City crews have closed the 700 block of Kentucky Street following a water main break. The street is expected to re-open sometime this week.
Overbrook’s Santa Fe Trail Meats puts other business on hold during rifle season for deer
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
The first 12 days in December are like none other in Kansas. It is rifle season for deer. It is the time of year that “horn hunters” take to the hedgerows and seek a trophy for a wall. It is the time of year that fathers will let sons go in late to school in order to partake in nature’s classroom. It is the time of year when wives who swear men are incapable of planning are proven wrong.
Santas alight downtown for Lawrence’s first ever SantaCon
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
Santa made a surprise visit to Lawrence yesterday afternoon, but he wasn’t stopping in residents’ family rooms. His first stop: The Sandbar.
First snow has fallen, so be prepared on the road
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
Compared to last year’s barrage of snow, this winter should be a mild, dry one with plenty of sunshine, state climatologist Mary Knapp said. Unfortunately, it might not be as good as it sounds.
Behind the Lens: Tips for camera shoppers
12:00 a.m., December 12, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It’s critical to determine your needs and narrow your choices.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas coach Bill Self exclaimed, ‘Wow,’ when asked about KU grad David Booth’s purchase of James Naismith’s original rules of basketball for $4.3 million.
Texas defensive coordinator Muschamp to coach at Florida
December 12, 2010
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has left the Longhorns to take over at Florida.
Sources ID Kansas AD finalists
Tulsa AD Cunningham, Notre Dame deputy AD Scholl recommended to KU chancellor
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tulsa University athletic director Bubba Cunningham and Notre Dame deputy AD Bill Scholl were the two finalists sent to Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little by the search committee she appointed, multiple sources said.
Chiefs’ Cassel out for Chargers game
December 12, 2010
Quarterback Matt Cassel didn’t travel to San Diego on Saturday and is out for the Chiefs’ game today against the Chargers.
Newton wins Heisman in landslide
December 12, 2010
Cam Newton thanked his mother, then his father. And then he paused to compose himself.
2010 Journal-World All-Area fall sports teams
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B12
The following are the Journal-World’s All-Area sports teams for the 2010 fall season:
Pine wilt disease spreads to western Kansas
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
Researchers at Kansas State University have confirmed cases of the devastating pine wilt disease in 11 western Kansas counties for the first time.
Lawrence Holiday Farmers’ Market becoming a tradition for some
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
There wasn’t a single empty spot in the parking lot in front of the Lawrence Holidome on Saturday afternoon.
Every little bit helps
Even small donations of time, money or goods can make a big difference.
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A11
A couple of quotes in Friday’s Journal-World offered a timely holiday reminder of the power of many individuals working toward a common goal.
City commission agenda for Dec. 14, 2010
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider approval of an incentive request for Plastikon Industries to locate in a vacant building in the East Hills Business Park.
Elizabeth Edwards was both real and nice
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A11
Elizabeth Edwards might have been first lady. Sure, it’s a stretch to imagine that John Edwards could ever have won the presidency, especially given what we know now.
Rebuffed presidents make adjustments
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A11
What’s this? For another three weeks, the Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House. But clearly the Republicans are running the country.
Topeka homeowner thwarts theft by shooting at thief
December 12, 2010
Topeka police say a homeowner fired a shot at a man trying to break into his car, but missed.
100 years ago: Basketball rules tweaked for 1910-1911 season
December 12, 2010
“There must be no charging, no rushing, no shoulder blocking, nor no tackling. This ruling is practically the style of game which K. U. has played for three years, but is in direct opposition to the game Missouri plays.”
Pump patrol
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.85 at several stations.
Elizabeth Edwards remembered at funeral for her wit, resolve
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A6
Family and friends of Elizabeth Edwards recalled her Saturday as an idealistic law student who challenged professors, a political sage who offered advice at every turn and a matriarch who comforted her family even as she was dying of breast cancer.
Brad Strauss drills clincher for LHS basketball
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Sophomore Brad Strauss thought he had lost the nickname “Savior,” the one he earned this fall at quarterback for the Lawrence High football team.
Topeka zoo says hippo may have to be sent FedEx
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A2
Officials at the Topeka Zoo say delays in getting a hippopotamus shipped to a zoo in San Francisco might mean the 5,500-pound animal will have to be shipped through Federal Express.
Bullying drives former Baldwin student to take her education home
12:00 a.m., December 12, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Only two years after bullying threatened to cause her to give up, drop out and waste her life away, Amanda Randel has finally found her voice.
Garden Calendar: Beat the winter blahs with Amaryllis
12:00 a.m., December 12, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Amaryllis will also go nicely with a blooming poinsettia and Christmas cactus.
Gov.-elect Sam Brownback looking at tax overhaul
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A1
In recent years, Kansas legislators have been looking at proposed changes to the state tax structure as a way to squeeze out more revenue to pay for services in the face of historic revenue deficits.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
December 12, 2010 in print edition on A5
Road work planned for the week of Dec. 12.
Carrie Fisher mines her past for comedy gold
December 12, 2010
“Wishful Drinking” (8 p.m., HBO) continues actress and author Carrie Fisher’s decades-long effort to mine comedy from her weird and extraordinary Hollywood childhood and career.
25 years ago: Well-known KU journalism professor retires
December 12, 2010
John Bremner, KU’s Oscar S. Stauffer distinguished professor of journalism, was retiring after 17 years of teaching. A tireless champion of grammar and logic, Bremner had spent his KU career urging young journalism students to read, to think, and to be intellectually curious.
40 years ago: Bomb blast damages KU computer center, injures students
December 12, 2010
After nearly a week of turmoil on campus, a bomb blast at Kansas University’s Summerfield Hall had injured three students and severely damaged the “computation center” of the university.
Free State boys earn scrappy victory
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Nothing was going right for Free State High’s boys basketball team.
Break, Selby should boost KU
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball team made it through the pre-Selby portion of its schedule undefeated in nine games, the last by a 76-55 score Saturday night against Colorado State in the Sprint Center.
Scared witless: Jayhawks survive injuries, Rams
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B1
The 18,756 fans in Sprint Center weren’t the only folks scared to death when Kansas University junior Marcus Morris crumbled to the floor just 21⁄2 minutes into Saturday’s nonconference clash against Colorado State.
Rams’ Green frustrated by setback
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B4
For 40 minutes on the floor, a few more during the postgame handshakes and 7:09 in front of the media, Colorado State sophomore Dorian Green kept it together.
KU women to tangle with ‘Bama Sunday
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
For the first time this season, Bonnie Henrickson’s Kansas University women’s basketball team will take the floor on the heels of a loss when the Jayhawks play host to Alabama at 2 p.m. today at Allen Fieldhouse.
LHS wrestling 10th
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High wrestling team placed 10th of 23 teams on Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions.
Free State girls beat Lansing
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Paced by a hot-shooting first quarter, the Firebirds (2-2) opened the night with a resounding victory at Lansing.
Virus that sickened half of Overland Park school identified
December 12, 2010
Johnson County health officials say they don’t know how more than half of the students at an Overland Park elementary school contracted a contagious virus that caused classes to be canceled last week.
Haskell women win
December 12, 2010 in print edition on B3
Jamie Sun Eagle scored 15 points, Sharon Forte added 14 and Sherelle Begay had 13 as Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team pulled away late for a 71-62 victory over Northern New Mexico on Saturday.
Horoscopes for Dec. 12
December 12, 2010
This year, be willing to invest more time and caring into your domestic life.