Archive for Saturday, November 24, 2012

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1:02 a.m.
Grace Whitman, 11, of Woodbury, Minn., shops for Jayhawk merchandise on Black Friday at Jock’s Nitch, 837 Massachusetts St. Downtown store owners are hoping residents will participate in Small Business Saturday today and make an effort to buy from local shops. After Black Friday, store owners touting Small Business Saturday
November 24, 2012
National retailers like Kohl’s, Best Buy and Target were crowded with Black Friday shoppers starting as early as 9 p.m. Thursday, but the number of shoppers walking down Massachusetts Street on Friday was small compared with those at the big-name stores. Shop owners downtown are hoping local residents will participate in Small Business Saturday and continue their holiday buying at local businesses for the weekend and through the holiday season. By Meagan Thomas
10:00 a.m.
Kamden Robson, 15 months, watches the spectacle of Santa's arrival on the roof of Weaver's as he sits on his the shoulders of his uncle Taylor Stuart, Lawrence, during the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 outside Weaver's Department Store, 901 Massachusetts. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Lights, Santa, Action!
November 23, 2012
Though Thanksgiving leftovers had barely cooled, downtown Lawrence was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On Friday evening, more than a thousand people braved 30-degree weather in front of Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Massachusetts St., to watch the annual Downtown Lawrence Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue. By Adam Strunk
2:00 p.m.
Vendor Aaron Dechant, of Topeka, left, discusses the jewelry he is selling with Lawrence residents Sarah Bodle, center, and Angela Candela on Friday at the Bizarre Bazaar, 940 New Hampshire St. Holiday markets provide local, bizarre shopping opportunities
November 24, 2012
Duct tape mustaches, holy carp and busty, well, busts: These are some of the items for sale at Lawrence’s aptly named Bizarre Bazaar. Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to attend the two-day art show at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., that features about 140 vendors selling unique and often quirky homemade wares. By Adam Strunk
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson gets a hug from Jefferson County resident Whitney Van Dyke, following the Jayhawks' 76-59 win over Alabama A&M, which was Henrickson's 300th career win, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks beat Alabama A&M for Henrickson’s 300th ‘W’
9:01 p.m., November 23, 2012 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team beat Alabama A&M 76-59 Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse for the Jayhawks’ most lopsided win of the young season and the 300th victory of coach Bonnie Henrickson’s career. By Benton Smith
9:48 p.m.
Chase Phillips, 3, and his father, Craig, of Berryton, search for the perfect Christmas tree Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Strawberry Hill Christmas Tree Farm, located just west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40. Deciding on Christmas tree can be tricky
November 24, 2012
When it comes to choosing and caring for a suitable specimen, most Christmas tree farmers will advise you the same as Catherine Wright Howard, publisher and editor-in-chief of Christmas Trees Magazine, an industry journal based in Lecompton. A lot of time and effort can be saved, Howard said, by first measuring your tree stand and living room so you can check the base and height of a tree and make sure it will fit. By Ian Cummings

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