Archive for Saturday, December 17, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
United Way: logo United Way campaign still about $600,000 short of $1.7 million goal
December 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Erika Dvorske, executive director of the Douglas County United Way, said she’s “cautiously optimistic” that the agency will meet its 2011 campaign goal of $1.7 million.
6:00 a.m.
Matthew Jaeger, 24, sits with his defense attorney, Pedro Irigonegaray, in Douglas County District Court in this Sept. 2009 file photo. Jaeger conviction upheld by appeals panel
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In 2009, a Douglas County jury convicted Jaeger of kidnapping, aggravated battery and making a criminal threat.
10:00 a.m.
Rendering of Lawrence Public Library entry on the south side. This view shows the southeast corner looking to the northwest. Lawrence Public Library nears goal of raising $1 million
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A $1 million campaign to raise funds for an expanded Lawrence Public Library is nearly complete, library leaders announced on Friday.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Dennis Shoemaker completes a shopping trip with Aerianna Pool, 3, and Jacob Clark, 2 1/2 on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Wal-Mart, 550 Congressional Drive. Area law enforcement officers, including the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Lawrence Police and KU Office of Public Safety, participated in a breakfast at McDonald's and a Christmas shopping trip with 40 children who attend Ballard Community Services' early education programs. The shopping was funded by Hallmark Cards. Law enforcement officers receive gift of smiles from young shoppers
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Aerianna Pool couldn’t possibly know that by picking out an umbrella doll stroller, a Doll & Diaper Playset and a Dora the Explorer Glitter Sticker Book, she’d actually be giving her steadfast helper the biggest gift of all.
6:00 p.m.
Susan Hadl thanks those in attendance at a retirement ceremony held to honor her for her years of service with the Lawrence Police Department on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Long-time Lawrence police sergeant retiring
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Growing up in Lawrence, Susan Hadl watched the television series “The Mod Squad” about three cool, young crime fighters. Today, she is retiring from the city’s police department.
10:00 p.m.
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka is reflected off the windows of a nearby building. New Capitol dome will shine like a penny, cost a whole lot more
December 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Plans are under way to replace the Capitol’s copper dome.

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