Archive for Thursday, January 2, 2014

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12:08 a.m.
Chad Richards, personal trainer and owner of The Summit, watches as Chris McGrew works through a set. New Year, new you: Lawrence services help to tackle resolutions
January 2, 2014
Another year has passed, and you’ve once again promised to follow through with your New Year’s resolutions. To help make those promises stick in 2014, several Lawrence services available to people commit to them. Here are five resolutions to get you started. By Nadia Imafidon
10:00 a.m.
In this Journal-World file photo, KU anthropology professor David Frayer displays casts of a mandible and partial cranium found at the same site where he and other researchers found evidence of a tumor in a 120,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton. It is the oldest evidence of a tumor ever found in the human fossil record, by about 100,000 years. After lifetime studying human origins, longtime KU prof retiring
January 2, 2014
Kansas University anthropology professor David Frayer began his career at KU nearly 40 years ago. During his career he helped discover the close physical and cultural ties between humans and Neanderthals. Now he’s preparing to say goodbye to KU. By Ben Unglesbee
12:00 p.m.
References to pistachios date back to 6,000 B.C. and are even mentioned in the Bible. The shells and fruit are sometimes dyed red or green. Garden Variety: History in a nutshell
January 2, 2014
I’m nuts about the holidays. “Grandpa, will you open some pistachios for me and where do they come from?” Same answer; no and don’t know. Second grandson, “I know, I know! They all come from trees.” They were correct. All nuts come from trees. Sorta.
2:00 p.m.
Variety of Cheer Up Cups at Phoenix Gallery. Off the Beaten Buy: Mugs that aim to please
January 2, 2014
Like Buzzfeed in mug, it seems Kathleen and Dee Swayze from Oregon have found another way to use cute, cuddly animal to get a rise out of people. By Nadia Imafidon
4:35 p.m.
 The Kid pulls his new toboggan before going sledding for the first time. Family Adventures: It’s all downhill from here
January 2, 2014
At almost 3 years old, this was the Kid’s first real sledding trip. As I plunked him down on our toboggan between his dada’s legs, I knew it was even odds — either he’d be thrilled or scarred for life. I pushed them off, and held my breath. By Meryl Carver-Allmond

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Editorial: System failure
State legislators have a duty to either fix or repeal a new voter registration requirement that could keep thousands of eligible Kansas voters from casting their ballots.
January 2, 2014
An Associated Press interview with Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan earlier this week helps clarify — but offers no solution to — the problems plaguing the state’s voter registration system.