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1:13 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback announces federal approval to go ahead with KanCare. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Shawn Sullivan is beside Brownback. Feds approve KanCare; program to launch on Jan. 1
December 7, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday said that federal officials have given Kansas the go-ahead to implement the state’s new Medicaid system known as KanCare on Jan. 1. By Scott Rothschild
6:00 a.m.
Penn House volunteer Shelly Armstrong sorts gift items Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the agency. Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St., and a coalition of other agencies are part of a Holiday Bureau adopting families in need this season. Linda Lassen, director of programming at Penn House, said 73 families have been adopted, but 184 remain. “I have faith in the community,” Lassen said. “I just hope the phone starts ringing.” Holiday Bureau seeking volunteers to adopt local families
December 7, 2012
Annual donation drive helps make sure needy families have gifts, clothing and a warm meal for the holidays. By Peter Hancock
10:00 a.m.
Former Kansas player and current Colorado head coach Tad Boyle gets at his team during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Boyle’s back in town: Former Jayhawk leads Colorado against KU
December 8, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball player Tad Boyle will coach the Colorado Buffaloes against his alma mater today at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
7:12 p.m.
Kansas forward Kevin Young wrestles for the ball with Colorado defender Andre Roberson (21) teammate Jeff Withey and CU forward Josh Scott (40) during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Buffs’ coach: Kansas ‘manhandled us from start to finish’
6:46 p.m., December 8, 2012 Updated 8:28 p.m.
Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle didn’t waste time sharing his feelings following his team’s 90-54 loss to Kansas University on Saturday. By Jesse Newell • KU coach Bill Self audio • Box score
8:16 p.m.
Kansas forward Kevin Young celebrates a bucket by the Jayhawks against Colorado during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Rebuffed: KU makes short work of former Big 12 foe in 90-54 win
December 8, 2012
The fans were energized and the Jayhawks were as well during a 90-54 rout of Colorado on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • KU coach Bill Self audio • Box score

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Lions hold on for fifth at Blue Valley Shootout
December 8, 2012
On an afternoon when far more shots rimmed out than fell through the hoop, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team didn’t buckle under late-game pressure against Olathe Northwest on Saturday. By Benton Smith
Around and about in local business
December 8, 2012
Local business news for the week ending December 7, 2012.
Opinion: Ben McLemore also stands out when blending in
December 8, 2012
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore didn’t take the lead role for KU on Saturday, but he still delivered a complete performance in the Jayhawks’ rout over Colorado. By Tom Keegan • KU coach Bill Self audio • Box score
Rebuffed: KU makes short work of former Big 12 foe in 90-54 win
December 8, 2012
The fans were energized and the Jayhawks were as well during a 90-54 rout of Colorado on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • KU coach Bill Self audio • Box score
Manziel is first freshman Heisman Trophy winner
December 8, 2012
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win college football’s most prized individual award.
Notebook: Travis Releford — not Ben McLemore — has dunk of the day
December 8, 2012
Normally, it’s Ben McLemore with Kansas University’s dunk of the day. On Saturday, Travis Releford’s driving one-handed slam dunk over Colorado’s Jeremy Adams is the one that had the fans most energized — the jam coming with 1:29 left in the first half of KU’s 90-54 rout of the Buffaloes in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Buffs’ coach: Kansas ‘manhandled us from start to finish’
06:46 p.m., December 8, 2012 Updated 08:28 p.m.
Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle didn’t waste time sharing his feelings following his team’s 90-54 loss to Kansas University on Saturday. By Jesse Newell • KU coach Bill Self audio • Box score
Man arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a knife
December 8, 2012
Police arrested a man in North Lawrence suspected of threatening a resident with a knife following a dispute over a pair of headphones.
Holiday Farmers’ Market offers unusual array of gifts and goodies
December 8, 2012
When the Farmers’ Market gathers indoors for the last event of the year, vendors bring out a whole different array of foods and arts, from goat milk soap to boar bristle shaving brushes. By Ian Cummings
Flash mob surprises downtown Salvation Army bell ringer
December 8, 2012
Several dozen bell-ringing flash mob participants, including Spider Man and Santa Claus, swarmed a downtown Salvation Army worker Saturday morning and left behind a check for $1,000. By Ian Cummings
Man reports being injured in robbery early Friday morning
December 8, 2012
A Lawrence man awoke in a downtown alley early Friday morning and reported he’d been injured in a robbery.
Douglas County under dense fog advisory until 9 a.m.
December 8, 2012
Dense fog may limit visibility to 100 yards on roads in Douglas and Franklin counties Saturday morning.
Teen: Easy-Bake Oven should appeal to boys
December 8, 2012
Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girls — and only girls — on the box and in the commercials.
Kan. GOP leader’s reimbursement raises eyebrows
December 8, 2012
When incoming Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick had leftover campaign funds at the end of 2011 and no legal way to spend them on political activities or for personal use, he still pocketed $14,464 and said he was reimbursing himself for a decade’s worth of communications expenses, records show.
TV crew to search for Bigfoot in Kansas
December 8, 2012
Wichita (ap) — A film crew for an Animal Planet network show is coming to Kansas next month to look for evidence that Bigfoot might be roaming the state.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases
01:40 a.m., December 8, 2012 Updated 05:26 p.m.
The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.
25 years ago: Thousands attend KU Vespers at Hoch Auditorium
December 8, 2012
It had been standing room only at the evening concert.
Letter: Get serious
December 8, 2012
It’s time America got serious about environmental issues. When researchers informed us several years ago that global warming was a real threat and that extreme weather conditions would accompany climate change, many U.S. legislators ignored these warnings.
LHS wrestling 12th after first day at Eudora tourney
December 8, 2012
The Lawrence High wrestling team sits in 12th place after the first day of competition at the Eudora Tournament on Friday.
Area basketball: Perry-Lecompton boys lose to Sabetha
December 8, 2012
Austin Johanning led Perry-Lecompton with 10 points in a loss to Sabetha on Friday night.
Strong second half not enough as Seabury boys fall at Paola
December 8, 2012
Michael Kressig scored 12 points and Mito Owino added 10, but Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team fell to Heritage Christian, 54-48, on Friday in the Paola Tournament.
Fund started for Belcher child
December 8, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs say they have established a trust fund for the 3-month-old girl left without parents when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot her mother and then killed himself.
Opinion: GOP leaders giving too much on fiscal policy
December 8, 2012 in print edition on A8
Let’s understand President Obama’s strategy in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It’s Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks he earned with his landslide 2.8-point victory margin on Election Day.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 7 NBA games
December 8, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
40 years ago: Vandals rob local residents of pine tree
December 8, 2012
Another resident in the area had lost a tree under similar circumstances the previous year.
FSHS swimming 4th, LHS 11th at Olathe invitational
December 8, 2012
The Free State boys swimming team finished in fourth place on Friday at the Olathe Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet at Prairie Trail Middle School.
Horoscopes for Dec. 8
December 8, 2012
For Saturday, Dec. 8: This year your priorities are your friends and expanding your immediate world. From summer on, you will be favored in the area of love, whether you’re single or attached. If you are single, you have an opportunity to change your status. If you are attached, you could be unusually romantic.
Tune In Tonight: Awards show not entirely charitable
December 8, 2012
’Tis not the season for snark. So look for Joel McHale (“The Soup,” ‘‘Community”) to shift gears a bit to host the American Giving Awards (7 p.m. Saturday, NBC).
Faith Forum: Do Jewish people give gifts for Hanukkah like Christians and secular people do for Christmas?
December 8, 2012
Rabbis Neal Schuster and Moti Rieber answer.
100 years ago: Full-page ad suggests electrical appliances for gift-giving
December 8, 2012
“Anything that heat, light and power can do, these things are now done by electricity.”
Lawrence High boys basketball team goes small, wins big
December 8, 2012
To counter Olathe North’s height, Lawrence High coach Mike Lewis chose to go short. The lineup switch couldn’t have gone much better, as starting five guards sparked the Lions in a 56-41 victory over North on Friday afternoon at the Blue Valley Shootout.
Newcomer Khadre Lane active in Free State boys basketball’s up-tempo victory
December 8, 2012
It took a little more than six quarters, but Friday night against Shawnee Heights, junior forward Khadre Lane finally looked like the player Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law needs him to be. By Benton Smith
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU football takes a hit; Dole conference a success
December 8, 2012
The cost of KU football victories keeps climbing, and the Dole Institute puts on a great political show.
Boyle’s back in town: Former Jayhawk leads Colorado against KU
December 8, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball player Tad Boyle will coach the Colorado Buffaloes against his alma mater today at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Bench sparks defense as FSHS girls basketball tops Shawnee Heights
December 8, 2012
Free State High’s girls basketball team didn’t allow a second-half lull to ruin its home opener Friday night. When Shawnee Heights slashed the Firebirds’ 17-point halftime lead to four midway through the third quarter, FSHS coach Bryan Duncan turned to his bench.