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Archive for Sunday, December 9, 2012

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12:18 a.m.
Heisman Trophy finalist Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, poses with the Heisman Trophy following a news conference prior to the announcement of the winner, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) 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.
6:00 a.m.
The fieldhouse gets up for a breakaway jam from Kansas guard Ben McLemore during the first half on Saturday, Dec. 8, 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
11:00 a.m.

Brothers Stephen Hill, left, and Justin Hill are pictured Wednesday on Stephen’s property, which overlooks much of central and east Lawrence. Stephen Hill, who is owner of the Bowersock Mills and Power Co., and Justin, who is president of the Lawrence Paper Co., are the grandsons of J.D. Bowersock, top photo, an influential industrialist who helped to shape the landscape of Lawrence beginning in the late 1800s. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Bowersock name not forgotten to this family
December 9, 2012
He was a bit of everything of Lawrence in the late 1800s: “Master of the Kaw,” leading industrialist, mayor. But when it comes to remembering J.D. Bowersock today, don’t look to find a public plaque or a park or street named after him. Instead, you’ll probably have to turn to the Hill brothers, his great-grandsons who still carry on his business enterprises a century later. By Chad Lawhorn
6:00 p.m.
George Renault, of Lawrence, left, picks out a piece of aspen tree wood that Paul LaGue, of Tonganoxie, right, will carve into a hiking stick, at Saturday's Holiday Farmers' Market, which is in its 25th year. 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
10:08 p.m.
A voter heads to a polling precinct at Central United Methodist Church before noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Polls will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Is voter registration becoming obsolete?
December 9, 2012
With new voter ID laws, some now question the need for separate voter registration. By Peter Hancock

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Spent Chiefs routed by Browns
December 9, 2012
There was no emotional carry-over or win for the Chiefs. Only a letdown.
Royals trade to shore up rotation
December 9, 2012
The Kansas City Royals acquired former All-Star James Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night for outfielder Wil Myers and a package of minor-league prospects.
Kicker commits to KU
December 9, 2012
Sunday, after welcoming more than a dozen recruits in for the weekend, Kansas football coach Charlie Weis learned Trevor Pardula, of DeAnza College in California, orally committed to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 9 NBA games
December 9, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Opinion: Brad Strauss a prep Johnny Football
December 9, 2012
So far, nothing much is cooking for Lawrence High QB Brad Strauss, despite his reminding his high school coach so much of the guy who on Saturday night won the Heisman Trophy. By Tom Keegan
Jeff Withey proudly graduates early
December 9, 2012
Jeff Withey, who blocked five Colorado shots while wearing a Kansas University basketball jersey Saturday, capped his weekend in a cap and gown Sunday. By Gary Bedore
KU women rock Newman, 97-64
03:56 p.m., December 9, 2012 Updated 05:50 p.m.
The Kansas University women’s basketball team raced to an 18-6 lead and never looked back, routing Newman, 97-64, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Opinion: Pledge fuels cynicism about Congress
December 9, 2012 in print edition on A7
A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: “That was then, this is now.”
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
December 9, 2012
City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Bankruptcies
December 9, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
Is voter registration becoming obsolete?
December 9, 2012
With new voter ID laws, some now question the need for separate voter registration. By Peter Hancock
Off the Beaten Plate: Betta’ Breakfast Burger at the Sandwich Bowl
December 9, 2012
This beefy sandwich is a lot more hearty than it is pretty. By Sara Shepherd
Free State wrestling places ninth at SM Northwest Invitational
December 9, 2012
Free State High’s wrestling team placed ninth among 16 teams Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational.
Veritas boys basketball smothers St. Mary’s, 49-23
December 9, 2012
Veritas Christian School held St. Mary’s Academy to three points on 1-of-17 shooting in the first half Saturday night en route to a 49-23 high school boys basketball victory.
Poor first half dooms Free State boys at Lansing
December 9, 2012
A sluggish first half that featured 10 Free State turnovers and a 10-point deficit at the break proved to be too much for the Firebirds’ boys basketball team to overcome in a 57-53 loss to Lansing on Saturday. By Matt Tait
Editorial: It’s done
December 9, 2012
Whatever might be accomplished by reopening the redistricting debate isn’t worth the upheaval it could cause.
Lawrence High wrestlers take second, team eighth at Eudora
December 9, 2012
Lawrence High’s wrestling team tied for eighth among 22 teams Saturday at the Eudora Tournament, led by second-place finishes by Andrew Denning and Alan Clothier.
Opinion: The rules of war are changing
December 9, 2012 in print edition on A7
President Franklin Roosevelt was truly astonished when told by a reporter that Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, had been shot down by U.S. planes over a Pacific island after Americans decrypted Yamamoto’s flight plans. FDR had encouraged this “targeted killing” — destroying a particular person of military importance — a phrase that has become familiar since Israel began doing this in 2000 in combating the second Palestinian intifada.  
25 years ago: K-10 traffic not just passing through, study says
December 9, 2012
About nine out of every 10 vehicles entering Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10 stopped in the city.
Lawrence school board to begin finalizing bond proposal
December 9, 2012
The Lawrence school board will begin deciding what projects to pursue and how large of a bond issue it wants voters to approve in April. By Peter Hancock
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Bowersock name not forgotten to this family
December 9, 2012
He was a bit of everything of Lawrence in the late 1800s: “Master of the Kaw,” leading industrialist, mayor. But when it comes to remembering J.D. Bowersock today, don’t look to find a public plaque or a park or street named after him. Instead, you’ll probably have to turn to the Hill brothers, his great-grandsons who still carry on his business enterprises a century later. By Chad Lawhorn
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 8 NBA games
December 9, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
40 years ago: Local retailers remove unsafe toys
December 9, 2012
Lawrence merchants this week removed 300 toys deemed unsafe from their shelves.
Free State High School concert to raise funds for trip
December 9, 2012
Free State High School’s ninth-grade orchestra will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 4700 Overland Drive.
Horoscopes for Dec. 9
December 9, 2012
For Sunday, Dec. 9: This year you come within reach of many of your dreams, particularly those that pertain to your personal and home life. Be aware that how you come off to others could prevent you from fulfilling these desires. If you are single, check out a new suitor or admirer with care. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from taking a vacation together.
Tune In Tonight: Hallmark’s TV formula wears thin
December 9, 2012
Even by the treacly standards of Hallmark Channel romances, the Hallmark Hall of Fame romance “Christmas With Holly” (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC) may strike viewers as forced and obvious.
Up in smoke: What will state do about lost tobacco funds?
December 9, 2012
Programs serving approximately 200,000 children statewide are facing their own fiscal cliff, and it has nothing to do with budget talks between Congress and the White House. By Scott Rothschild
Free State girls share the basketball in high-scoring victory
December 9, 2012
The Free State girls basketball team turned in a complete performance on both ends of the floor and rocked Lansing, 77-42, Saturday night at the Lansing gym. By Matt Tait
100 years ago: Seven KU girls respond to appeals from western Kansas bachelors
December 9, 2012
“These bachelors promise all that can be asked of a husband.”
Journal-World reveals holiday cookie contest winners
Top recipes include drop, bar, shaped and no-bake treats
December 9, 2012
The Journal-World advertising staff, with help from Hy-Vee, reviewed more than 130 entries before choosing which to name the best holiday cookie recipes in town.
Nerd’s the word
Event combines camaraderie, academics and drinking
December 9, 2012
It’s a Wednesday night in November, and nearly 100 enthusiastic academics — you might call them nerds — have filled up the Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s to hear presentations on topics that fascinate them.
After loss, KU women aim to fix energy, offensive focus against Newman
December 9, 2012
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is hoping her Jayhawks bounce back from a loss with an energetic performance today against Newman University. By Matt Tait
Chiefs to finish difficult week back on field
December 9, 2012
Their emotions remain raw following a week when their schedule included a memorial service. The Kansas City Chiefs are recovering from an unspeakable tragedy that has altered an already-difficult season, changed lives and provoked some questions that may never be answered.