Archive for Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lead stories

12:09 a.m.
With a goal of completing 125 bed quilts for the new Lawrence Community Shelter by Christmas, a group of women have been piecing and stitching tirelessly. Working together Friday, Dec. 7, at the home of Karen Warner, from left, are Jan Fox, Warner, Mary Stein, Jean Shepherd, Dru Sampson and Bridget Law. Group making a handmade quilt for every bed in Lawrence’s new homeless shelter
December 19, 2012
A group of local quilting enthusiasts set goal of putting a homemade quilt on every bed at the new Lawrence Community Shelter. By Peter Hancock
6:00 a.m.
Adolfo Gomez receives several court documents as he waits for a first appearance at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Gomez an pleaded no contest Friday morning to five crimes stemming from a June 13 incident in which two of his children were found bound by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot. Illinois man pleads no contest to five crimes in child abuse case
December 21, 2012
A 52-year-old Northlake, Ill., man pleaded no contest Friday morning to five crimes stemming from a June 13 incident in which two of his children were found bound by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot. By Shaun Hittle
12:00 p.m.
Two shoppers exit Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop as Christmas lights shine in downtown Lawrence on Wednesday. Downtown retailers see boost in holiday sales, expect busy weekend
December 21, 2012
With Thanksgiving coming early this year, there are five full weekends — instead of the more traditional four — between Black Friday and Christmas, but Lawrence retailers said there will still be plenty of last-minute shopping going on this weekend. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey pumps his fist as Ohio State players William Buford (44) and Deshaun Thomas (1) show their frustration during a Jayhawk run in the second half. Jayhawks brace for revenge-minded Buckeyes
December 22, 2012
Revenge figures to be on the minds of Ohio State’s basketball players, coaches and fans entering today’s 3 p.m. nonconference clash against Kansas University in 19,049-seat Value City Arena. By Gary Bedore
9:15 p.m.
Kansas guard Travis Releford extends to defend against a shot by Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Wrapped up: Travis Releford’s D on Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas keys road win
December 22, 2012
Kansas senior Travis Releford stuck with Ohio State’s leading scorer Deshaun Thomas, inspiring KU’s defense in a 74-66 road victory over No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore audio

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Editorial: Looking ahead
The state’s political and economic future may be too cloudy to allow for multi-year funding and budgeting plans.
December 22, 2012
Budgeting or setting university tuition rates for two or more years in advance has some appeal but, from a practical standpoint, it mostly doesn’t work very well.