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Florida State upends Baylor
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
The Florida State Seminoles are heading home with smiles on their faces and a good feeling about their game. No. 15 Baylor is going back to the mainland with two losses.
Titans expect raucous reception from Chiefs fans
QB Collins says Arrowhead rocks
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
When it comes to the NFL, Kerry Collins has been down the street, around the corner and up the block. Sixteen seasons have placed him in just about every stadium in just about every kind of weather. So the Tennessee quarterback is not one bit surprised that Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, where the Titans are headed today, houses a team that is unbeaten at home.
Former KU basketball forward Rodney Hull top educator
Ex-Jayhawk reserve bonds with students at inner-city Chicago elementary school
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
Principal Rodney Hull doesn’t strike fear in his pupils while patrolling the halls of Nicholson Technology Academy on the far south side of Chicago. The kindergarten-to-eighth-graders at the inner-city elementary school see the 6-foot-7 former Kansas University basketball player as a human teddy bear — somebody to love, not loathe.
Bright and early: Two K.C.-area preps KU-bound at semester
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
While most members of the high school Class of 2011 are still several months away from heading off to college, two nearby football prospects have their bags packed and are ready to settle in on the Kansas University campus.
Man suffers serious injuries in rollover accident on Clinton Parkway
10:46 p.m., December 25, 2010 Updated 07:19 a.m.
A man was transported by LifeStar air ambulance to a Topeka area hospital after a single-vehicle rollover accident on Clinton Parkway.
Police investigating unattended death outside the Out House
02:37 a.m., December 25, 2010 Updated 05:42 p.m.
Local law enforcement officials are investigating an unattended death that occurred Saturday morning outside the Outhouse.
Faith Forum: How would you expect Jesus to celebrate his birthday if he were a modern man?
12:00 a.m., December 25, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Rev. Shaun LePage and the Rev. Pam Morrison answer.
25 years ago: Lawrence shoppers report their Christmas Eve successes
December 25, 2010
One shopper said that he had a system - he’d walk into a store, as a clerk to show him something nice, and then buy it.
KU football’s Christmas gift? QB commit Berglund
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
Last Monday night, shortly after hearing about prep quarterback Brock Berglund switching his commitment from Colorado to Kansas, I couldn’t help but think of Bubba Cunningham.
KU musicians heading to Eutin
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A3
Seven musicians from Kansas University’s School of Music — including its dean — will perform in Eutin, Germany, in January, and could pave the way for another invitation later in the summer.
Pump patrol
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.95 at several stations.
Brownback, staff volunteer at rescue mission
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A4
Sam Brownback and members of his family regularly do volunteer work at the Topeka Rescue Mission, but with Brownback about to take office as Kansas’ next governor, a couple of hours there with family and staff members became an opportunity to promote volunteerism.
Michigan’s Rich Rodriguez won’t lobby for job publicly
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon might ask Rich Rodriguez why he should keep his job in a private conversation soon after the Gator Bowl.
Tulsa topples Warriors, 62-35, in Hawaii Bowl
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
Damaris Johnson broke loose for a career-high 326 all-purpose yards to set an NCAA career record and Tulsa took advantage of six first-half turnovers to beat No. 24 Hawaii, 62-35, in the Hawaii Bowl on Friday night.
Woman’s 2006 killing remains unsolved
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
This week marks four years since the body of an eastern Kansas woman was found in a field near her hometown, and authorities are appealing again for any information about the killing.
First lady fields kid calls as NORAD tracks Santa
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A2
Some kids who call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out where Santa is hang up as soon as a volunteer answers the phone — probably because they expected a recording and not a real person, veteran Santa trackers say.
Rebuilding project: Former KU guard Jeff Hawkins enjoying challenge in first year as prep head coach
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
After his playing days were over, the desire to coach was, at first, only natural for Jeff Hawkins. Hawkins, who played point guard at Kansas University from 2002-2006, looked at coaching as the next-closest option to still being on the court.
Clint Bowen new D-coordinator at North Texas
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
After spending all of his life in Lawrence, Clint Bowen is on the move for the second year in a row. Bowen, a former Lawrence High and Kansas University standout player and 12-year KU assistant coach, recently agreed to become the defensive coordinator at North Texas.
$630 posters OK’d with reservations
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A12
Shawnee County commissioners have reluctantly allowed the sheriff’s office to pay for nearly $630 worth of inspirational posters. By they also suggested they might not do so again.
Holiday 2010: The season that shoppers came back
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A7
Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop.
Pope celebrates Christmas amid security fears
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A6
Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christmas Eve with an evening Mass on Friday amid heightened security concerns following the package bombings at two Rome embassies and Christmas Eve security breaches at the Vatican the past two years.
U.N.: Gunmen block possible mass grave
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A6
Masked gunmen with rocket launchers are blocking access to what officials believe may be a mass grave site in Ivory Coast, the United Nations said, as concerns grow that the West African nation that suffered a 2002-2003 civil war could return to conflict.
EPA moving unilaterally to limit greenhouse gases
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A6
Stymied in Congress, the Obama administration is moving unilaterally to clamp down on power plant and oil refinery greenhouse emissions, announcing plans for developing new standards over the next year.
Baldwin cross country continues winning tradition
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B12
It’s tough to neatly sum up tradition, but in nearly every storied program — regardless of sport or level — there is one constant: winning.
Woods No. 1 on list of top 10 sports stories of year
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B1
A sinner and Saints. In the sports world, Tiger Woods’ travails and the Saints’ triumph were among the top 10 stories of a sporting year that included an Olympics, a World Cup and the usual panoply of annual events.
Eudora’s Mays to play in All-American game
December 25, 2010 in print edition on B12
Eudora fullback/linebacker Boomer Mays was selected to play in the All-American Bowl Game on Dec. 31 in Baton Rouge, La.
Tonganoxie boy injured in one-vehicle accident
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 17-year-old Tonganoxie boy was injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon.
Rescued kitty was early holiday gift
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A9
The gifts of Christmas do not always arrive on Dec. 25.
New policy on gay troops rights an old wrong
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A9
The Toronto Star, Dec. 21, on U.S. rights an old wrong for the “don’t ask, don’t tell”:
Perceptions skew memories of segregation
December 25, 2010 in print edition on A9
It’s too bad for Haley Barbour that he’s not in my book group.
Marathons to help get you through Christmas
December 25, 2010
Like raisins in a fruitcake, cable marathons abound, offering plenty of chances for holiday diversions, distractions and escape when gifting, eating and the crush of togetherness becomes too much to bear.
Horoscope for Dec. 25
December 25, 2010
This year, you naturally seem to make the right choices. You frequently detach and don’t trigger as much. You gain a better understanding of those in your immediate circle. If you are single, a foreigner or unusual person could enter your life. If you are attached, your ability to understand your significant other helps warm your bond. Virgo always presents a calmer point of view.
Four KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences alumni earn Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award
December 25, 2010
Four alumni of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have earned the college’s highest honor for its graduates.
A Belt Buckle for Camilla
December 25, 2010
This afternoon I dreamed I saw Camilla, my 6-year-old, lying in an open casket. Her hands held a large gold-plated belt buckle and her lifeless eyes stared back at me. I heard a shriek and when I awoke I realized it came from me.
Military news for December, 25, 2010
December 25, 2010
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has announced the names of the students from Kansas’ 2nd Congressional district who have received her nomination for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies.
Around and About for December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010
Kansas University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society has announced the names of 129 new student members.
Club news for December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010
University Bridge Club announces results of its Dec. 18 meeting with hosts Al and Carol Smith, Bonnie Haney and Rhetta Jo Noever.
100 years ago: Santa plans visits to many Lawrence Sunday-school classes
December 25, 2010
“There is scarcely a Sunday school in the city at which the patron saint of all good children has not consented to tarry an hour and personally distribute gifts from gorgeously dazzling trees.”
40 years ago: A cold, quiet Christmas morning for Lawrence residents
December 25, 2010
On this chilly morning (the mercury stood at 14 degrees at about 8 a.m.), many area households were waking up to a day spent with family.
Gardner man dies in Interstate 35 accident Friday
12:00 a.m., December 25, 2010 Updated 07:39 a.m. in print edition on A4
A 62-year-old Gardner man died in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Ottawa Friday afternoon.
Trash on the horizon: City Commission to deal with former Farmland Industries site and solid waste removal in 2011
December 25, 2010
Trash, in one form or another, will be a hot topic at Lawrence City Hall in 2011. The city has at least two projects that revolve around refuse and what to do with it. First, is the former Farmland Industries site.