Archive for Thursday, December 5, 2013

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12:26 a.m.
Lawrence Gift Guide Lawrence Holiday Gift Guide 2013
December 5, 2013
With the holiday season in full gear, it’s time to start gathering gifts for everyone on your list. What better way to give a meaningful gift than to find something that can’t be found in any other town or any large commercial shopping center? By Nadia Imafidon
10:26 a.m.
The big team of eight horses with Ames Percheron Farms from Jordan, Minn., appears downtown Saturday during the 17th annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Thousands expected downtown Saturday for wintry, Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
December 5, 2013
Even parade director Elaine VanDeventer can count on a handful of surprises with each Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown Lawrence. VanDeventer, at the helm for Saturday’s 21st annual parade, will see many of the dozens of horse-drawn participants for the first time along with a downtown crowd expected to again approach 20,000 despite Saturday’s frigid forecast.
2:08 p.m.
Newly-hired Baker president Lynne Murray tries to hold back her emotions as she talks about her life journey in becoming the next Baker president during a news conference announcing her hiring, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Collins House on the Baker campus. New president of Baker University named
10:29 a.m., December 5, 2013 Updated 2:00 p.m.
Lynne Murray, vice president of development and alumni and international relations at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., has been chosen to lead Baker University. By Elvyn Jones
4:56 p.m.
Six road blocks that mark the end of the roadway at the South Lawrence Trafficway stand on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning to go ahead with a six-mile, four-lane extension to Kansas Highway 10 next year. South Lawrence Trafficway construction to close two rural roads into January
December 5, 2013
Construction work on the South Lawrence Trafficway is moving into a new phase, but bulldozers aren’t yet ready to begin rolling through the Baker Wetlands. By Chad Lawhorn
7:59 p.m.
Retired Kansas University professor Malcolm Gibson stands with Nelson Mandela during a 1993 backyard barbecue in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s impact was felt by many in KU community
December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, who received the 2013 Dole Leadership Prize in October, is remembered by many Kansans as a leader and an inspiration. Mandela died Thursday at age 95 after a long illness. By Peter Hancock

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