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Andrew Luck gets record, Colts upend Chiefs
December 23, 2012
Andrew Luck threw for 205 yards Sunday, and his 7-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne on third-and-goal late in the fourth quarter gave the Colts a 20-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. That put them into the playoffs without worrying about anybody else.
Bill Self happy to get holiday break
December 23, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is in favor of taking his team to tournaments in Maui, Las Vegas and the Bahamas during Thanksgiving week. The week of Christmas, however, is another story. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 23 NBA games
December 23, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Seeing double: Firebirds boast two sets of twins
December 23, 2012
Anyone walking into a gymnasium to watch a Free State High girls basketball game should be warned: It’s common to suffer from double vision — twice over. The Firebirds have not one but two sets of twins — Abbey and Chelsea Casady and Ariana and Summer Frantz. By Benton Smith
For some Lawrence voters, 2005 bond issue still casts cloud of suspicion
December 23, 2012
Some voters still have lingering concerns about how proceeds from the last school bond issue were used to fund athletic facilities. By Peter Hancock
After a ‘miracle,’ Gardner family will enjoy Christmas with a healthy toddler
December 23, 2012
About a month ago, as Thanksgiving approached in the Hernandez home in Gardner, the family was waiting for a call. After months spent wondering what was wrong with their toddler’s eye, they’d discovered that when they’d found him months before screaming, holding a metal meat thermometer in his hand, it hadn’t been just a scratch. But Christmas will be a lot better. By Matt Erickson
Mardi Gras Diversity Day event at Baldwin High School to educate about Down syndrome
December 23, 2012
The sixth annual Mardi Gras Diversity Day event will include Baldwin students with disabilities and others from Free State, Lawrence, Eudora, De Soto, Ottawa, Spring Hill and Wellsville high schools.
Blood drive honors Bonner Springs 4-year-old with leukemia
December 23, 2012
The Bonner Springs fire department will host a blood drive Friday in honor of a local 4-year-old with a rare type of leukemia.
Police quickly locate vehicle stolen from 1200 block of Oread Avenue
December 23, 2012
Police located a vehicle reported stolen in the early-morning hours Saturday, just a short distance away from where it went missing in the 1200 block of Oread Avenue.
Early-morning fire quickly extinguished Saturday in 2400 block of Alabama Street
December 23, 2012
Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to a reported structure fire in the 2400 block of Alabama Street Saturday about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Off the Beaten Plate: Cereal Bar at Java Break
December 23, 2012
Decisions, decisions — Grape-Nuts with raisins, wheat germ and skim milk? Or Reese’s Puffs with whipped cream, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies? By Sara Shepherd.
40 years ago: Driver, passengers injured when car plunges into creek
December 23, 2012
Their car had hit a slick spot, leading to the driver losing control.
Colts’ path to playoffs gives Chiefs glimmer of hope for future
December 23, 2012
When the Kansas City Chiefs gaze across the field today, they’ll see a franchise that has made one of the league’s surprising turnarounds. The Indianapolis Colts will be out to secure a playoff berth that few expected, and in doing so, give the Chiefs a reason to believe better days are still ahead.
Retired KU professor pens murder mystery
December 23, 2012
Musician, writer, husband, cyclist, father, Poe scholar retired KU professor and Lawrence resident Stuart Levine still has plenty of energy at 80 years ­— evidenced by the fact that he recently published his first novel.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 22 NBA games
December 23, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Exhibit asks artists to pack for a new age
December 23, 2012
How and what does one pack for beginning a journey into — according to the ancient Mayan timekeepers — a new 26,000-year cycle?
Opinion: Benghazi report offers warning
December 23, 2012 in print edition on A9
Buried in the scathing critique of the State Department’s performance during the attack on its consulate in Benghazi is a description of what may become the “new normal” in hot spots abroad — where U.S. diplomats cannot rely on local security and must consider “when to leave and perform the mission from a distance.”
In Lawrence, find New Year’s Eve parties for every taste
December 23, 2012
Your first New Year’s resolution of 2013 — stop kicking off the new year by doing something that’s not your style. Unless your heart is set on a big black-tie gala, you can find — or create — social events to suit your own taste here in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd.
Tune In Tonight: A high-tech look at national parks
December 23, 2012
Few of us associate the National Park Service with high tech. If anything, the parks are places to go off the beaten path and escape the wired world. But “X-Ray Yellowstone” (8 p.m. Sunday, Discovery), a new installment of “Curiosity,” looks at Old Faithful and other park attractions in a whole new light, employing brand-new imaging systems and scientific research to explore the park’s many wonders and examine ominous trends that threaten its wild inhabitants and even its very existence.
25 years ago: New year brings new license plate design for Kansans
December 23, 2012
Vehicle owners were being asked to retire their current “blue wheat” or white tags.
Horoscopes for Dec. 23
December 23, 2012
For Sunday, Dec. 23: This year you often represent the best of your sign, and also the worst of your sign. For instance, you endure unceasingly, yet you can’t seem to let go and enjoy yourself. If you are single, you could meet someone who makes you want to change your status. If you are attached, together you will have a case of spring fever!
100 years ago: 1912 closes with unusually bright moon
December 23, 2012
“[Last night,] electric arc lights were superfluous and were turned out.”