Archive for Friday, November 23, 2012

Also from November 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU women v. Alabama A&M Santa rescue and downtown lighting ceremony
Polls
Did you brave the crowds on Black Friday?

Poll results

Response Percent
No way, the crowds kept me away
 
73%
Yes, there were great deals to be had
 
15%
Black Friday? How about Cyber Monday?
 
11%
Total 474
Do you think high school students should be taught how to take care of a child as part of a curriculum?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
62%
No
 
33%
I don’t know
 
4%
Total 590
Do you think the Big 12 should try to expand this offseason?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, the Big 12 should be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to realignment.
 
79%
No, the Big 12 is fine with 10 teams and is stable for the long term.
 
16%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 932

Lead stories

12:00 a.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
6:00 a.m.
Sean Smith, Lawrence, helps his son, J.J. Smith, 10, serve pumpkin pie to another boy at the annual LINK community Thanksgiving meal served Thursday at the First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. J.J.’s mother and three siblings also helped serve at the event.  The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen also delivered more than 400 meals. 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
9:00 a.m.
Personnel at Lawrence Fire Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave., gather with family members for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday afternoon. Station members from left at center are John Darling, Matt Dohrn and Zane Morgan. 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.
2:00 p.m.
Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa Rescue Annual lighting ceremony, Santa rescue set for Friday
November 22, 2012 in print edition on 1A
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
2:00 p.m.
The former Supreme Court room in the Kansas Capitol was devoted to groups for prayer and song on Gov. Sam Brownback’s inauguration day in January 2011. Army’s failure to provide records of son’s death in Iraq multiplies family’s anguish
November 23, 2012
Nine years after his son was killed in Iraq, Jim Butler is still waiting for a report he may never get. As an investigation by ProPublica and The Seattle Times revealed, the Army has lost or failed to keep that document and many other field records from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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