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Christian pilgrims pack Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations
December 24, 2011
Tens of thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus on a raw, breezy and rainy night.
Small Kansas town vigorously attacks blight
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
The central Kansas town of Hoisington is attacking blight with an aggressive enforcement effort aimed at making the community more attractive to businesses and families looking to relocate.
Governor’s plan for managed care raising concerns
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to have managed care companies provide services for those with developmental disabilities is raising concerns.
Trash tops list of issues for city commissioners to tackle in 2012
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
Trash was supposed to be the topic of the year at Lawrence City Hall in 2011. Come to find out, one year is not enough.
Aisha Khan’s family giving reward to police, charity
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A2
The family of a 19-year-old college student who mysteriously disappeared a week ago says it will donate a $10,000 reward to police and charities.
Woman, 84, out $80,000 in sweepstakes scam
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
Manhattan police say an 84-year-old woman has been scammed out of $80,000 from a company claiming she had won a prize.
Social service agencies adjust to year of hardships
Uncertainty in Kan. government helped cause ‘unsettling’ 2011
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
the 1990s were as much of a boom for social services as they were for real estate. That boom is over, and local agencies are learning to live with less.
Horoscope for December 24
December 24, 2011
This year your birthday falls on a New Moon, creating a new beginning in an area of your life. This lunar position bestows charisma and creativity. If you are single, you have a slew of admirers and would-be suitors. If you are attached, make sure to keep the balance between you as a couple. Capricorn reads through your defenses.
The schedule unwraps traditions and marathons
December 24, 2011
Christmas may be upon us, but Hallmark’s more than 1,300 hours of holiday programming will continue until New Year’s Day and beyond.
Nominations open for 2012 Only in Lawrence special section
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Journal-World is seeking nominations for the second annual edition of Only In Lawrence, a special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that make our lives better.
Morning house fire causes minimal damage
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
A home at 803 Arizona Ct. sustained an estimate $500 of damage to a basement-level garage in a small fire early Saturday morning.
KU music student to play with Yo-Yo Ma
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A10
Three young musicians will get a chance to learn from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma when he visits Kansas City next month to appear at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Okla. man treated and released from LMH after accident on U.S. 59
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Tulsa, Okla., man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.
Woman injured in 2-car accident near 6th and Iowa
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 36-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Friday morning after a two-vehicle accident at McDonald Drive and Rockledge Road, just north of Sixth and Iowa streets.
Palmer gets do-over versus Kansas City
December 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Carson Palmer didn’t stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thomas Robinson adjusts to defensive attention
December 24, 2011 in print edition on B4
There will be upcoming basketball games, especially in Big 12 Conference play, in which Kansas University All-America candidate Thomas Robinson will be double- and triple-teamed.
Taylor pushes himself, KU onward
December 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Somewhere between Los Angeles and Chicago, 39,000 feet above snow-covered fields, Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor stole a nap Friday in Seat 19C on Southwest Airlines Flight 105.
Pump patrol
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.97 at several stations.
25 years ago: Flamingo Club volunteers preparing Christmas dinner
December 24, 2011
Does the holiday season bring out the best in people?
40 years ago: Warm temps in Lawrence for Christmas Eve
December 24, 2011
“Snow Won’t Make Scene” was the rather hip headline on the front page this morning.
Hidden jewel
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
Anyone who goes to Haskell’s Medicine Wheel at sunrise and follows the American Indian procedures and traditions will realize this is a hidden jewel in Lawrence.
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
On my walk downtown a week before Christmas, I saw a young couple crossing the intersection by the courthouse who didn’t look like they were from here. The woman was speaking a language that wasn’t English. I don’t know if they were part of a sleeper cell or not.
Politics aside
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
While members of Congress are home for the holidays, let them mingle with constituents and resolve to heed the words of statesman Winston Churchill: “It a very serious thing for a political creed or a political party when they are compelled in spite of themselves to hail national misfortunes as a means of advancing their cause.”
House GOP picked wrong time to take stand
December 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
Now that Congress appears finally to have reached a compromise on what must be one of the worst pieces of legislation in years — the temporary payroll tax holiday extension — let’s survey the damage.
New QBs could help Weis’ recruiting
December 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Many around Lawrence — both fans and those within the program — are still in a state of euphoria.
100 years ago: Charity encouraged to less fortunate
December 24, 2011
“The Salvation Army will give out 100 dinners Christmas day to the poor people of Lawrence.”
Faith Forum: What’s special to you about Christmas Eve services?
December 24, 2011
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and the Rev. Barry Watts answer.
‘It’s go time’: LHS wrestlers set sights on winning it all
December 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High’s wrestling program certainly has earned the respect of its peers.