Archive for Monday, December 24, 2012

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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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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.