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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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TV show tests Basehor woman’s know-how on rural-life projects
11:56 p.m., November 24, 2012 Updated 11:15 a.m.
“Tough Grit” isn’t your typical game show, but Hollie Journey’s rural childhood fully prepared her to win her challenges, including the birdhouse pentathlon. Journey, who grew up in Basehor and graduated from Bonner Springs High School, is a fan of GRIT magazine on Facebook. So when she saw the publication was looking for contestants in a new game show last February, she signed up thinking it looked interesting. By Ann Margret Montemayor
Manning back at Arrowhead to face KC
November 24, 2012
The courtship of Peyton Manning ended early for the Kansas City Chiefs.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 24 NBA games
November 24, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Self: Among power forward trio, Kevin Young is best fit for KU now
November 24, 2012
The Kansas University men’s basketball team has had three different players start at power forward thus far this basketball season, but KU coach Bill Self says Kevin Young is the best fit for the Jayhawks right now. By Gary Bedore
Newly found kidney disease treatment has roots in KUMC
Research ‘very much a Kansas story’
November 24, 2012
This month, hundreds of thousands of Americans, and millions of people around the world, have hope that they’ve never had before. And it’s largely because of four decades’ worth of work that’s gone on at Kansas University Medical Center. By Matt Erickson
Governor taking cautious approach to Medicaid expansion
November 24, 2012
Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback is taking a wait-and-see attitude about whether to opt-in to expansion of the Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. “We’re talking with other states about what they are doing, still reviewing options,” Brownback said recently. By Scott Rothschild
Record aside, senior transfers still proud of KU football experience
November 24, 2012
When Notre Dame graduates Dayne Crist, Anthony McDonald and Mike Ragone decided to team together for one more season of college football, they envisioned a scenario that played out much differently than the one the senior transfers have experienced this season at Kansas University. By Matt Tait
A family tradition endures
Carttar siblings commit to meeting monthly, enjoying each other’s company
November 24, 2012
They probably got over it in the front yard of a Lawrence home, where the adult of the house was known to send group members to settle their differences however they wished — as long as the blows didn’t land above the neck or below the belt. Yes, these six have to be siblings. In fact, you’ve landed at Sibling Night for the Carttar family of Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
Deciding on Christmas tree can be tricky
More than size, shape to take into account
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
Holton beats Eudora, 21-0, for 4A football championship
04:20 p.m., November 24, 2012 Updated 11:42 p.m.
In its second straight Class 4A state championship game appearance, Eudora High football lost 21-0 Saturday afternoon against Holton at Salina Central High. By Benton Smith
KU volleyball crushes Texas Tech, wraps up best regular season in school history
November 24, 2012
The Kansas University volleyball team closed the best regular season in school history with sweep of Texas Tech on Saturday — KU’s fourth straight sweep in the past two weeks — and sent the Jayhawks into Sunday’s NCAA Selection show with smiles and excitement about their postseason prospects. By Matt Tait
Pinup calendar models man up for good cause
November 24, 2012
A handful of guys got out of their comfort zones and into the mindset of a pinup model for the 2013 Daddy Oh! calendar. A Kansas City-area group called the Ink’d Girls dreamed it up after being inspired by a similarly silly male pinup photo shoot that went viral last year. Sales of the calendar benefit Disabled Furry Friends, a Kansas City, Kan.-based group that helps disabled pets with medical and equipment costs. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: Education is high on the nation’s agenda
November 24, 2012
With the elections over, the country quickly shifted gears, moving its focus from candidate qualities and voting outcomes to pressing policy issues. Only hours after the final tallies were in, the spotlight moved to the debate on taxes, the federal budget and the deficit.
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
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
Eudora ready to rumble with like-minded foe
November 24, 2012
When Eudora High’s football players line up against Holton today in the Class 4A state championship game — 1 p.m. kickoff at Salina Central High — they will see a team similar to their own. By Benton Smith
Grinnell player’s feat not terribly Wilt-like
November 24, 2012
The college basketball world is buzzing about Jack Taylor, a 5-foot-10 sophomore running-and-gunning machine from Grinnell (Iowa) College who scored an NCAA-record 138 points in Tuesday’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible. “That is great, but that is not real,” Kansas University coach Bill Self said with a laugh. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Old ‘Dragstrip Road’ officially begins new life as Wakarusa Drive
November 24, 2012
Dragstrip Road had been a gravel road running along the western edge of Lawrence alongside hundreds of acres of farmland.
Tune In Tonight: Nickelodeon offers new teen series
November 24, 2012
After the departure of “iCarly,” Nickelodeon returns with the new live-action comedy “Marvin, Marvin” (7:30 p.m. Saturday). Lucas Cruikshank, famous for his YouTube character Fred Figglehorn, stars in the title role. He plays a high school outcast. Does he have trouble fitting in because he’s strange, or because he’s from Klooton, a planet threatened with destruction by evil invaders? Think the bad guys will follow him to the cafeteria?
Opinion: Boomers fuel Twinkie melodrama
November 24, 2012 in print edition on A9
“All Gods were immortal.”      — Stanislaw Lec And also brands, the gods of the marketplace. Earthquakes may strike, dynasties may fall and locusts may devour the crops, but Oldsmobile and Pan Am are forever. Never mind.
40 years ago: What’s the buzz at the new library?
November 24, 2012
Fluorescent lights in the new Lawrence Public Library were being investigated by an electrician.
100 years ago: Downtown store advertises its hats, gloves for men
November 24, 2012
“The styles are brisk, snappy and full of swing, and the prices don’t cause a panic of the pocket book.”
Horoscopes for Nov. 24
November 24, 2012
For Saturday, Nov. 24: This year you often have a driven quality about you. You will do whatever is necessary to meet a goal or to create a certain situation. If you are single, remember to look around and be aware of others. If you are attached, you might not be as open as you have been in the past.