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Archive for Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lead stories

12:16 a.m.

Annie Shew, a first-grader at Kennedy School, reacts after realizing she forgot to draw glasses on a picture of her brother in her “I Am Thankful For” book Tuesday at the school. At right is her teacher, Rebecca Hout. Students were studying Thanksgiving and making drawings that will be distributed to Meals on Wheels clients on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. Teaching about Thanksgiving in a multicultural society
November 21, 2012
Lawrence teachers moving away from traditional stereotypes of Indians in feathered headdress and Pilgrims with buckled hats. By Peter Hancock
6:00 a.m.
City crews were on the streets early Jan. 20, 2011 in order to get the snow off of Massachusetts Street and other roads downtown. This winter, city officials hope a salt water solution applied before inclement weather will help keep roads clear. Lawrence street crews gear up for snow, whenever it may come
November 21, 2012
After one of the milder winters on record last year, city street crews are in a good position to deal with what is expected to be a wetter winter this year, according to a new City Hall report. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.

Isiah Linnear, 41, and his children, from left, Lezley, 14, Isiah, 15, Kourtney, 17, Britney, 11, and Joshua, 9, now have a place to call home, with the help of the Lawrence Family Promise program, a local organization that works with local churches and volunteers to help homeless families secure permanent housing. Family of six getting back on its feet after being homeless
November 21, 2012
It’s been an arduous journey for the Linnear family, from their life in West Chicago to the nights they’ve spent in local churches and with friends in the Midwest. Single father Isiah Linnear, 41, brought his five children to Lawrence a year ago, hoping to escape an urban environment he described as inadequate for raising children. By Angelique McNaughton
2:00 p.m.
In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, Anne Brennan, right, of Hingham Mass., speaks as, from left, brother-in-law Steve Marshall, of Hingham, niece Rebecca Malone, and her husband Brian Malone, both of Duxbury, Mass., and nephew Andrew Marshall, of Quincy, Mass., are gathered for dinner in Hingham, Mass., where politics are a frequent, and divisive topic of conversation. In wake of election, family gatherings can be more full of friction than fun
November 21, 2012
Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
6:00 p.m.
In honor of Cooper Keefer's fourth birthday, the Cooper's Cause Foundation had a benefit to help in November. Restaurants to participate in Cooper’s Cause fundraiser
November 21, 2012
To celebrate Cooper Keefer’s fifth birthday, Cooper’s Cause Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on Nov. 28. By Meagan Thomas

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Comic makers seek a kickstart
November 22, 2012
Four Kansas City area graphic novel authors are launching a local writers collective called Bad Karma with the project. By Ian Cummings
Wichita’s Black Dog Club created to fight adoption bias
November 22, 2012
A girl in Wichita recently launched the Black Dog Club at her middle school in an effort to raise awareness about a bias against black animals that often keeps them in shelters longer than their lighter-colored counterparts.
Tongie transfer Garret Elston relishes state run with Eudora
November 22, 2012
As grateful as every player on Eudora High’s football team is to have a chance to win a Class 4A state championship on Saturday, the opportunity might mean more to senior Garret Elston than anyone. By Benton Smith
Bill Self: Kansas making progress
November 22, 2012
It’s hard to keep track of time once the marathon college basketball season starts rolling along. Just ask coach Bill Self, whose Jayhawks are 4-1. By Gary Bedore
Topekan accused of capital murder
November 22, 2012
A 21-year-old Topeka man faces a new capital murder charge in the death of an 18-year-old Topeka woman.
Forever young: Jerry Waugh ageless wonder
November 22, 2012
For the vast majority of golfers, shooting one’s age is a fantasy that never will become reality. For Jerry Waugh, 85 and getting younger by the minute, it’s routine. By Tom Keegan
Shoppers get head start on Black Friday
November 22, 2012
Some Lawrence residents camped outside of stores Thursday, forgoing a day filled with turkey, pie and family for a spot in line for Black Friday deals. By Meagan Thomas
Tania Jackson making most of her starts
November 22, 2012
Kansas University junior forward Tania Jackson found out a few hours before the Jayhawks’ 64-58 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse that she would start her first game in more than a year. By Benton Smith
Annual lighting ceremony, Santa rescue set for Friday
November 22, 2012 in print edition on A1
The annual holiday lighting ceremony and Santa rescue, hosted by Downtown Lawrence, Inc., will begin at 6 p.m. Friday on Ninth and Massachusetts streets. By Meagan Thomas
At Lawrence fire station, another kind of family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner
November 22, 2012
It could have been a scene from any number of family Thanksgiving gatherings Thursday. But this one was happening at Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Station No. 5, where firefighters and paramedics on duty gathered with their families for their own celebration. By Matt Erickson.
Smiles, warmth abound at LINK community Thanksgiving dinner
November 22, 2012
Since her husband died nine years ago, this is where Donna Obenland spends her Thanksgiving Day: exchanging smiles and warm greetings through the steam rising from pans of food below with the folks moving through the serving line at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen. She and other volunteers come to give back, but also to enjoy the happy feelings in the air. By Matt Erickson
Douglas County Commission to consider permit for sand pit operation
November 22, 2012
Penny’s Concrete is seeking a conditional use permit to open a new sand pit mining operation near Eudora. By Peter Hancock.
Lawrence man in custody after car chase; officers find pipe bomb in vehicle
November 22, 2012
The Lawrence police department took a Lawrence man in custody after finding a pipe bomb in his vehicle when they searched it after a short car chase. Lawrence police Sgt. Damon Thomas said around 11:30 p.m. a police officer tried to pull over a Toyota near the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive for a traffic violation.
Barn burns down in northwest Douglas County
12:04 a.m., November 22, 2012 Updated 10:21 a.m.
A barn burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon in northwest Douglas County.About 3:30 p.m., firefighters from Kanwaka, Wakarusa, Clinton and Lecompton townships responded to the call of a structure fire at 1700 block of North 400 road near the Kansas Turnpike. By Adam Strunk
25 years ago: LMH to begin offering pediatric daycare services
November 22, 2012
The cost for the basic TLC service was $3 an hour.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 21 NBA games
November 22, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Editorial: Blessings
Take some time today to enjoy the blessings in your life.
November 22, 2012
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the opportunity it offers most of us to take a little time away from the hustle and bustle to consider all the positive aspects of our lives. Despite the increasing encroachment of the supposedly urgent Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving may be the nation’s least commercialized holiday. It’s a time when most people gather with family or friends to enjoy a good meal and some time together.
Opinion: Nation’s blessing are a mixed bag
November 22, 2012 in print edition on A7
Among the things for which Americans can, on this feast day, be thankful is Washington’s resolve to temper severity with mercy: It will seriously — this time we really mean business, we are not going to be Greece, or worse, Illinois — restrain spending but will not balance the budget on the backs of popcorn eaters. Growers of this essential snack may yet retain their subsidy, lest the price of a tub of the stuff at the movies soar by a nickel, even a dime. Can’t have that. Or this: “I,” said Terry List, “would not recommend to my pupils to become a teacher in Michigan” because a proposed pension reform would delay her retirement past age 47. Under Michigan’s mandatory evaluation system, all the teachers in Hazel Park School District were given the top rating — “highly qualified” — yet the high school was given an “F” for student achievement.
Style Scout: Monica Restrepo
November 22, 2012
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I wanted a sweet shop in Lawrence, and now we have one!
Style Scout: Jason Koontz
November 22, 2012
Tell us a secret … Pets love me.
40 years ago: Local man appeals decision on phone service to Vinland
November 22, 2012
A notice of appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court was filed today concerning phone service to an area south of Lawrence.
100 years ago: Lawrence druggist goes to trial for selling ‘intoxicating’ patent medicine
November 22, 2012
“The Druggist was charged with selling a patent medicine known as ‘Dandelion Bitters.’”
Tune In Tonight: ‘Bad 25’ revisits hit Michael Jackson album
November 22, 2012
ABC invites viewers to follow up Thanksgiving dinner with a bittersweet dessert of pure pop nostalgia. Directed by Spike Lee, “Bad 25” (8:30 p.m.) recalls Michael Jackson’s chart-topping 1987 album a quarter-century after its release.
Opinion: Leaving Big 12 doesn’t make sense for KU now
November 22, 2012
With conference realignment waters stirring again, the Journal-World’s Matt Tait looks at whether members of the Big 12, including Kansas University, should make moves of their own or sit this round out.
Bill Self: Kansas set as realignment ramps up again
November 22, 2012
Kansas University coach Bill Self says it’s not even worth talking about KU possibly being a target of the Big Ten Conference. By Gary Bedore
Garden Calendar: Grow gorgeous houseplants
November 22, 2012
While you are out shopping tomorrow or in the weeks to come, think about investing in something that will make your living and working spaces a little more enjoyable: an indoor plant. By Jennifer Smith
Opinion: Amid conflict, a time to give thanks
November 22, 2012 in print edition on A7
He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and spent money they did not have. His subordinates were insubordinate, convinced he was out of his depth and that they could do a better job. And his country had split along a ragged seam of geography and race, boys from Maine and Vermont fighting it out against boys from Georgia and Tennessee, their bodies left broken, bloated, bloody and fly-swarmed, dead by the profligate thousands.
Horoscopes for Nov. 22
November 22, 2012
For Thursday, Nov. 22: This year you are full of get-up-and-go, and you might be difficult to stop. Let more spontaneity in. If you are single, be careful when deciding to commit. If you are attached, the two of you might love your time alone where you start acting like new lovers.