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Archive for Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Local experts offer advice for avoiding frozen pipes and costly repairs
December 23, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Terry Lewis knows that this winter pipes across Lawrence are in danger. Even when the temperature drops to 30 degrees, pipes can freeze, said the service manager for Kastl Plumbing in Lawrence.
6:00 a.m.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback is interviewed in his transitional office at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback will take office as the new governor of Kansas Jan. 10, 2011. Political experts unsure how Sam Brownback will lead once sworn in as governor in 2011
December 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Which Sam Brownback shows up for work as governor will determine how things go in state government during the 2011 legislative session, according to several political experts.
10:00 a.m.
A screenshot of the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau's interactive map. Census numbers reflect city’s qualities compared to peer communities
December 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
With New Year’s around the corner, it is the time of year that individuals often step in front of the mirror and do a little self-evaluation. Maybe it is a good time for communities to do so, too.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduate student Jesse Grismer, left, and his father, Lee, searched for a new species of lizard called Leilolepis ngovantrii in Vietnam. They discovered the lizard on a restaurant menu in Vietnam. KU graduate student and father discover lizard species — on dinner plate
December 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University graduate student and his father know that new species of lizards can be found in a wide variety of places. Even on the menu at Vietnamese restaurants.
6:00 p.m.
Bob Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor and Grace Oshel visit over the Christmas dinner at First United Methodist Church on Saturday. Christmas dinner at First United Methodist Church feeds more than appetites
December 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Hundreds of volunteers showed up at First United Methodist Church Saturday morning in order to make sure Christmas dinner was available to all.

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150 years of statehood: Events statewide will celebrate Kansas
December 26, 2010
In big and small ways, Kansans will be invited next year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the state.
Garden Calendar: Real vs. artificial houseplants
09:23 a.m., December 26, 2010 Updated 09:23 a.m.
In the wake of the debate on real versus artificial Christmas trees, I wondered whether there was any contest between live houseplants and fake ones.
Behind the Lens: Setting up your new camera
09:20 a.m., December 26, 2010 Updated 09:20 a.m.
Now that many of you have possibly unwrapped a new camera over the holidays, I’ll provide some tips on setting your camera up to get the best results.
40 years ago: ‘Safety passports’ to be issued on Kansas Turnpike
December 26, 2010
For the tenth year in a row, “Safety Passports” were to be issued on the Kansas Turnpike during the 8-hour period from 11 p.m. Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Jan. 1.
25 years ago: Christmas dinner at Flamingo Club a big success
December 26, 2010
Over 500 Lawrence residents had attended the dinner, including individuals, family groups, the young and the old.
Winter storm heading toward East Coast after hitting South
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
A winter storm that brought a rare white Christmas to parts of the South was barreling up the East Coast, with forecasters predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow for Washington and blizzard conditions for New York City and New England.
Census numbers reflect city’s qualities compared to peer communities
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
With New Year’s around the corner, it is the time of year that individuals often step in front of the mirror and do a little self-evaluation. Maybe it is a good time for communities to do so, too.
Artest to announce winner of ring raffle
December 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Ron Artest has absolutely no regrets about giving away his Los Angeles Lakers championship ring to boost mental health awareness. In fact, it just encourages him to go out and get another ring.
KU graduate student and father discover lizard species — on dinner plate
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
A Kansas University graduate student and his father know that new species of lizards can be found in a wide variety of places. Even on the menu at Vietnamese restaurants.
Political experts unsure how Sam Brownback will lead once sworn in as governor in 2011
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Which Sam Brownback shows up for work as governor will determine how things go in state government during the 2011 legislative session, according to several political experts.
Christmas dinner at First United Methodist Church feeds more than appetites
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Hundreds of volunteers showed up at First United Methodist Church Saturday morning in order to make sure Christmas dinner was available to all.
Cards beat Cowboys in battle of backups
December 26, 2010 in print edition on B5
Jay Feely’s 48-yard field goal inched over the crossbar with five seconds to play, giving the Cardinals a 27-26 victory over the Cowboys.
Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Iraqi Christians celebrated a somber Christmas in a Baghdad cathedral stained with dried blood, while Pope Benedict XVI exhorted Chinese Catholics to stay loyal despite restrictions on them in a holiday address laced with worry for the world’s Christian minorities.
Brownback concentrating on financial issues
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A6
If it doesn’t have something to do with the economy or state finances, Gov.-elect Sam Brownback doesn’t want anything to do with it.
National briefs: Anthony misses 2nd game after sister’s death
December 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony missed his second straight game Saturday night after leaving the team to be with his family following the death of his sister.
Gallardo applauds Brewers’ additions
December 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Yovani Gallardo was on a holiday vacation with his family in Cozumel, Mexico, when he received a text message from his brother in Fort Worth, Texas.
Van Gundy no Scrooge this year
December 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has gone from being a Scrooge about playing on Christmas to perhaps spreading a little too much holiday cheer.
Student success
New admissions standards may prompt more Kansas students to attend a community college before tackling university work.
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A11
It’s about this time of year that some college freshmen at state universities may be wondering whether they made the right choice.
FICA math
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A11
Our elected senators and representatives have been debating the Bush-era income tax cuts and have voted to extend them for all income levels.
KU steps up
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A11
In Kansas University’s recent game against Berkeley, Journal-World writers at the game castigated KU basketball for getting “chippy” and for showing “immaturity.
Obama unlikely to face nomination fight
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A11
Here’s the irony of the season: Republicans, Barack Obama’s allies in the winter tax battle, are lining up to run against the president. Democrats, inflamed by the president’s apostasy in the tax fight, are sitting back. Politics is a strange endeavor, defying the laws of psychology and physics.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
December 26, 2010
Road work planned for the week of December 26, 2010.
Horoscope for Dec. 26
December 26, 2010
This year, many of you have the rare opportunity to travel, visit and see people you haven’t seen in a while. If you are single, a different type of person enters your life. Know that this will be an interesting bond. If you are attached, share your desire to open up to a different type of experience. Virgo can help you see another perspective.
Marathons come in big packages
December 26, 2010
AMC invites you to spend the day with “Scrooged” (9 a.m. through 5 a.m.). WE reels off seven hours of “Golden Girls” (5 p.m.). A “Mythbusters” (Discovery) starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 a.m. Syfy dedicates the big day to its water-themed movie shockers, from “Sea Snakes” (8 a.m.) to “Spring Break Shark Attack” (2 a.m.).
Giant hay-bale snowman in Leavenworth County has personal significance for creator Rex Elliott
December 26, 2010
There’s more to the hay-bale snowman Rex Elliott crafted along a rural Leavenworth County road than meets the eye.
100 years ago: Salvation Army delivers baskets of food to Lawrence families
December 26, 2010
“The struggle against healthy appetites and the bitter cold of the last week had been almost too much for her when the big basket of good-cheer arrived.”
Top U.S. general visits troops in Afghanistan for Christmas
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan crisscrossed the country on Saturday, making a Christmas visit to coalition troops at some of the main battle fronts in a show of appreciation and support in the 10th year of the war against the Taliban.
Christmas dinner helps residents share blessings
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Two years ago Calvin Crossley lost his job. The children and grandchildren had all moved away. However, instead of focusing on the negative, Crossley and his wife, Sheri Caldwell-Crossley, decided to focus on their blessings.
Around and About in Local Business, Dec. 26
December 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
News of note from local and area businesses.