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Archive for Monday, December 24, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
New Year's Eve events throughout Lawrence will offer something for everyone, whether you want to fancy it up, rock out or stay in. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Francine Hernandez holds her 18-month-old son Christian on her lap in their Gardner home. Young Christian is lucky to be alive after he fell on a meat thermometer this past summer and it pierced his left eye about two inches into his skull. 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
12:00 p.m.
West Side Presbyterian members join hands in prayer before serving lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. From left are Bernita Perry, Craig Chappell, Sue Dindinger, Rosie Wehmeyer and Donna Burgess. Longtime link: Church’s meal organization, meatloaves span decades
December 24, 2012
In a way, a hot lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is like the biblical story of the loaves and the fishes. But it’s not a miracle that makes all that food appear, it’s an army of dedicated church members like the ones at West Side Presbyterian, aka “the meatloaf people.” By Sara Shepherd.
6:00 p.m.
Delicious: Clementine chocolate cheesecake served parfait style Delicious/Nutritious: Clementines make winter a little sunnier
December 24, 2012
Clementines a sweet little treat for winter.

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With Weis at helm, KU academic staff not worried about juco signees’ academics
December 24, 2012
The risk of bringing in junior-college transfers is diminished somewhat at Kansas University because of the way KU football coach Charlie Weis and Paul Buskirk, the school’s associate athletic director for student support, work together from the time a prospect sets foot on campus to enrollment and the beginning of classes. By Matt Tait
Netflix says video streaming out of service Monday night
December 24, 2012
Families across the United States may have to find movies elsewhere, as Netflix’s video streaming service was hit by a Christmas Eve outage.
Sound Off: Stull Road Bridge
December 24, 2012
What is the bridge on Stull Road (or 45th Street in Shawnee County) west of the Shawnee/Douglas county line?
Tonganoxie teens launch book drive to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital
December 24, 2012
Tonganoxie High School seniors Wyatt Maurer and Tyler O’Briant launched a book drive for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Both have spent time at Children’s Mercy as patients and are members of the hospital’s Teen Advisory Board.
Last-minute Christmas shopping an annual tradition for men of one Lawrence-based family
December 24, 2012
At lunchtime on Christmas Eve, Wayne Osness, his son and three sons-in-law still had much of their Christmas shopping to do. But it was no cause for worry. In fact, it’s tradition. By Matt Erickson
Family’s homemade cookies thank those who spend holiday on the job
December 24, 2012
For at least 15 years, one Lawrence family has baked hundreds of cookies and delivered them to the hospital, police station, fire stations and a call center around the time the overnight shift begins on Christmas Eve. If you think that sounds like a lot of cookies, you’d be correct. By Sara Shepherd.
Car accident damages utility pole, blocks traffic, in 1500 block of Tennessee Street
03:20 p.m., December 24, 2012 Updated 03:20 p.m.
A car accident in the 1500 block of Tennessee Street damaged a utility pole about 12:10 a.m. Monday.
Man flown to hospital after single-vehicle accident near Lone Star Lake
December 24, 2012
A man was flown to an area hospital late this morning after a single-vehicle accident just south of Lone Star Lake in southwest Douglas County.
KU: Potential student-loan costs from ‘fiscal cliff’ much smaller than originally reported
10:38 a.m., December 24, 2012 Updated 03:48 p.m.
Should the federal government fall over the “fiscal cliff” at the end of this month, the potential additional loan costs for Kansas University students will be far lower than the university reported earlier this month: $206,000, rather than about $27 million. By Matt Erickson
Ben McLemore named Big 12 rookie of the week
December 24, 2012
Kansas freshman Ben McLemore was named the Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
How to help: Christmas dinner servers needed
December 24, 2012
If you’re interested in volunteering tomorrow, Christmas Day, consider volunteering at The Free Lawrence Community Christmas Day Dinner.
Divorces
December 24, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending December 21, 2012.
Letter: 100 years too late
December 24, 2012
Well-thought-out, carefully written laws do pretty well in controlling the behavior of the masses.
Letter: Change needed
December 24, 2012
We need gun control and vigilance of parents, priests, teachers and coaches, and no bullying in schools or on the Internet.
Letter: Fair share
December 24, 2012
Just how stupid does Menards think the residents of Lawrence are?
Letter: Our responsibility
December 24, 2012
On Dec. 14, 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut and six teachers became innocent victims slaughtered by an assault rifle.
25 years ago: North Lawrence residents oppose removal of ‘non-conforming’ traffic signal
December 24, 2012
Residents said that beacon had been in place for 25 to 30 years and that it was doing a fine job of alerting drivers.
Editorial: Right decision
Restricting traffic at Iowa and 15th streets will be inconvenient, but if that allows the project to get done more quickly, it is a good trade-off.
December 24, 2012
Major construction in the area of Iowa and 15th streets is bound to cause significant inconvenience next year, but Lawrence city commissioners were right to affirm an earlier decision to close the intersection to east-west traffic during the project.
40 years ago: Salvation Army reaches holiday fundraising goal
December 24, 2012
Close to 800 families were to be served by the program this year.
Lawrence Laundry: Great ‘gift’ deals abound after Christmas shopping rush
December 24, 2012
Shoppers should take advantage of post-Christmas deals.
Offbeat Occupations: Running a candy store ‘fun work’ indeed
December 24, 2012
Miller owns and operates Mass. Street Sweet Shoppe, 727 Massachusetts St., which opened in early November. “I just decided I wanted to do something neighborly and give back to my community, so I did some research into candy and decided to open a candy store.” By Adam Strunk
Double Take: Some advice for a successful family gathering
December 24, 2012
The holidays are here, the kids are home from college or high school and the spirit of the season is everywhere.
Opinion: Senate should be wary of rules change
December 24, 2012 in print edition on A9
Ideas are not responsible for the people who believe them, but when evaluating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ideas for making the Senate more like the House of Representatives, consider the source. Reid is just a legislative mechanic trying to make Congress’ machinery efficiently responsive to his party’s progressivism. And proper progressives think the Constitution, understood as a charter of limited government, is unconstitutional.
Longtime link: Church’s meal organization, meatloaves span decades
December 24, 2012
In a way, a hot lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is like the biblical story of the loaves and the fishes. But it’s not a miracle that makes all that food appear, it’s an army of dedicated church members like the ones at West Side Presbyterian, aka “the meatloaf people.” By Sara Shepherd.
Marriages
December 24, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending December 21, 2012.
Bankruptcies
December 24, 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.
Fix-It Chick: Cleaning your chimney is necessary — and easy
Chimneys can be cleaned from top to bottom or bottom to top.
December 24, 2012
Santa is not the only one who likes a clean chimney. Chimneys need to be cleaned at least once a year. Unused chimneys should also be inspected on a regular basis. Cleaning a chimney is easy for anyone who isn’t afraid of heights.
As I See Fit: Keep calm and continue working out
December 24, 2012
Instead of waiting until New Year’s to start your resolutions, why don’t you skip all that nonsense and just “carry on” as the overly popular slogan says?
Delicious/Nutritious: Clementines make winter a little sunnier
December 24, 2012
Clementines a sweet little treat for winter.
Tune In Tonight: Holiday fare fills the air
December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve means the column must be written in verse, a tradition I’ve maintained for better and, perhaps, much, much worse.
100 years ago: Little girl reports that Santa has skipped her house every year
December 24, 2012
“The Journal-World promised the little one that this year old Santa would not forget her and advised her to hang up a stocking tonight.”
Horoscopes for Dec. 24
December 24, 2012
For Monday, Dec. 24: This year you are grounded. You make strong financial decisions; however, sometimes you will need to seek out others for ideas. If you are single, during this period, Cupid’s arrow is nearby. If you are attached, the two of you have worked hard to get where you are.