Store manager Rachel Ybarra pulls sale items from the shelves of The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts, as she and other staff members work in this 2010 file photo. Many stores in Lawrence and across the country that are reporting stronger sales than last holiday season.
Cars travel over Vail Pass during a lingering winter storm in the Colorado mountains in this 2005 photo near Vail, Colo. More than 91.9 million Americans plan to travel throughout the 11 days that encompass the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to AAA. That’s a 1.4 percent increase from last year.
Snow sticks to road signs along I-70 near Paxico, Kan., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A deadly storm that halted travel throughout the Great Plains weakened Tuesday and officials reopened Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico, and portions of Interstate 70 in western Kansas that had been closed in both directions.
The holidays are a good time of year to check on the welfare of aging parents, said Judy Bellome, executive director of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care.
Come December, those tacky holiday sweaters — featuring garish reindeer, snowmen, Santa and Christmas trees — are all the rage.
A flier posted on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Aisha Khan, a 19-year-old Johnson County Community College student who disappeared from the Kansas University Edwards Campus.
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson, CeCe Harper and Chelsea Gardner watch as Carolyn Davis holds newborn Colleen Kay Steadham during a visit with her parents, Shanna and Chris Steadham of Lawrence, on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.