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When a panicked family ran up to him with a baby that had turned blue and wasn’t breathing, retired Lawrence Police Sgt. and part-time Nebraska Furniture Mart security guard

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scene. His employer last week gave him an award for saving the baby’s life on Nov. 19. “It’s a good feeling,” Warren said, adding he knew that there was no guarantee of a good outcome. “I’ve seen things go the other way with small children, and it’s very traumatic for everybody.”

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Even while the family around him was panicking — the child’s mother was fainting on the floor — Warren was calm and began administering infant CPR. The security force at Nebraska Furniture Mart is trained in CPR, Warren said. He relied on that Please see BABY, page 2A Warren

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curity desk and started CPR. When the baby came to, another person showed up and See Mark Warren in action at identified herself as a registered LJWorld.com. nurse. She continued to monitor the baby, which was resuscitated and breathing by the time Mark Warren took action. paramedics arrived, as WarWarren calmed the father ren started to corral the many down, laid the baby out on a se- family members away from the

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Commissioners likely to consider issue next month By Chad Lawhorn clawhorn@ljworld.com

Having a pig as a best friend is great, Lawrence resident Ehren Penix can attest. Now, he just wants it to be legal. Penix is lobbying Lawrence city commissioners to change the city’s animal code to allow for potbellied pigs as pets, They’re including really gentle his nearly and really 1-year old 70-pound good comfriend, panions. Starky. They tend “They’re to bond with really genone certain tle and really good person or compananimal in ions,” Petheir lives.” nix said of potbellied pigs — Lawrence resiin general. dent Ehren Penix “ T h e y

tend to bond with one certain person or animal in their lives. If you become that person to the pig, you will become his best friend forever. That is certainly what Starky has become to me.” Whether Lawrence City Hall will bond with potbellied pigs, however, is an open question. City Hall staff members have been rooting around on the issue, but haven’t yet offered a recommendation on whether the city code should be changed to al-

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EHREN PENIX WANTS THE CITY OF LAWRENCE to change the city’s animal code to allow for potbellied pigs as pets, including the 70-pound Starky, who he says has formed a deep bond with him. low the animals. Cynthia Wagner, assistant city manager, said if the city does decide to allow potbellied pigs, ownership should come with several regulations. Her suggestions include:

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Pets allowed under Lawrence’s animal code

Domesticated dogs

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No go on Christmas snow By Alex Parker aparker@ljworld.com

If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, well, keep dreaming. The weather won’t cooperate for a winter wonderland on Christmas Day, as temperatures in Lawrence are predicted to creep near 50 degrees, with a high of 48 and a low of 25. It’s a far cry from 2009, when a Christmas Eve blizzard dumped 8.5 inches on Lawrence. “The forecast for the next seven days is dry,” said Matt Wolters, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “The storm systems will pass to the north and south of Kansas, so there really isn’t a very good chance for precipitation in the next seven days.” Wolters said the outlook is for a warmer winter this year, but there isn’t much data to point to whether the area will get much snowfall. Last December brought less snow than normal, and 16.8 inches of

snowfall in January accounted for most of the area’s precipitation, Wolters said. As people on Massachusetts Street wrapped up their Christmas shopping Friday afternoon, they said the warm temperatures were like coal in a stocking. “It’s always fun to have a white Christmas,” said state Rep. Paul Davis, shopping bags in hand. “It’s an added dimension of the season. If it means we’re not going to have any ice, I’m OK with it.” “It’s a little lame,” said Jenny Lane, who recently moved from Lawrence to Lenexa. “I’d definitely prefer snow. ... It’s traditional.” The 2009 blizzard, she said, “was so much fun.” Her 6-year-old daughter, Samantha, said she’d prefer a snowy Christmas. But she’s not shedding any tears. “I get to play on the computer,” she said. As for Santa, Samantha doesn’t think the lack of snow will affect his deliveries. “It’s not going to be as slippery,” she said.

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TAYLOR SCHREINER, Lawrence, left, and her mother, Brenda Schreiner, look at a children’s alphabet book as they shop for last-minute Christmas gifts Friday at The Toy Store, 936 Mass. “We’ll be out tomorrow, too,” said Taylor, of their Christmas Eve plans.

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BECKY WISDOM, CENTER, IS SURPRISED by Christmas carolers Friday as she answers the door to her southwest Lawrence home.

When Becky Wisdom looked out her front door, she saw dozens of smiling people clutching sheet music. “I wondered, ‘How did this all happen?’” Wisdom later said. Wisdom turned 69 on Friday and has been fighting liver cancer. Her friends were there as a

surprise. The crowd burst into the “Happy Birthday” song and followed it up with Christmas classics such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” After a few minutes, they were invited in from the cold, but they continued to sing. Her son and grandchildren stood next to her, catching Wisdom’s infectious smile.

The singers included children and adults, not all of whom knew Wisdom personally. Some just wanted to do a little good. Brandy Hurrelbrink organized the singing, corralling people via Facebook from Wisdom’s quilting club and three area churches: Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church, First Please see CAROLING, page 2A


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 Owner must be able to prove the animal is a purebred potbellied pig, rather than a traditional swine breed that can grow to several hundred pounds.

Animals must weigh less AXINE EERBOWER than a certain weight, perhaps 80 pounds. Penix said Funeral services for Max- Cemetery. some potbellied pigs can ine Beerbower, 91, McLouth, She died Friday, Dec. 23, grow to 150 pounds, though will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday 2011, at a Topeka hospital. many owners like to have at Mercer Funeral Home Visitation will be from 10 them at 100 pounds or less. in Valley Falls. Burial will a.m. Tuesday until service Starky, he said, is on a diet. follow at the Valley Falls time.

 Animals must have undergone a blood test to show the animal is free from pseudorabies, a form of pig herpes ILLIAM HARLES ILL ITCHEN that can be dangerous to dogs and cats. A memorial service for as a photog  Each animal must be William Charles “Bill” rapher in registered and licensed with Kitchen, 87, Lawrence, will his younger the city, perhaps including be held at a later date. years, and an implanted microchip that He died Thursday, Dec. enjoyed phowould make it easy to identi22, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge. tography as a fy the owner, if a pig is found He was born May 3, 1924, serious hobby roaming free in the city. in Hays, where he grew up. throughout Other issues, like odor, Mr. Kitchen graduated his life. He Kitchen may be tougher to legislate, from Hays High School in also was a hi-fi Wagner said. 1942 and then joined the U.S. audio consultant. He enjoyed “I’ve heard opinions on Army Air Corps. He was fishing, bicycling and golf. both sides of the odor issue,” stationed in England during He married Doris Jean Wagner said. “But in talking World War II, serving as a Barry in 1951. She preceded with the state veterinarian, radar technician. him in death. I’m told that if it looks like a After his discharge from He was also preceded in pig and walks like a pig, it is the Army, he attended Fort death by his parents, George going to smell like a pig.” Hays State College, where and Barbara; a brother, RobPenix, a Kansas University he met his future wife in ert; and a sister, Patricia. law student, said he thinks the cast of a college theater Survivors include a sister, the city can come up with a production. Mary Jane Roper, Dallas; a reasonable program that will Mr. Kitchen earned under- brother Don, Hays; children allow potbellied pig ownergraduate degrees in physics Colleen Dick, Corvallis, Ore., ship in the city limits. and chemistry and a master’s Kirk, Ypsilanti, Mich., Todd He said the smell issue ofdegree in clinical psycholand Jocelyn, Lawrence, and ten is misunderstood because ogy, all at Fort Hays State. Sara, Austin, Texas; eight most people’s experience He taught in several small grandchildren, Jean, Conwith pigs comes from a hog Kansas towns, including nor, Eamon and Eleanor farm. Penix said he’s not askchemistry and physics at Dick, Mulligan Greenwell, ing for anything close to that Columbus High School. He Ida Greenwell and Keegan scale to be allowed in the city, was a physics instructor and and Eleanor Matheis; and and he said as long as owners later served as chairman of numerous in-laws, nieces clean up after the pigs there the science department at and nephews. shouldn’t be a problem. Hutchinson Community ColThe family suggests “His poop smells, of lege, where he also coached memorials to a charity of course, but as long as you’re tennis. the donor’s choice sent in responsible about cleaning Mr. Kitchen and his family care of Warren-McElwain up, it’s fine,” Penix said. “He’s lived in Columbus, Hutchin- Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., actually very clean. He’s even son, Lindsborg and Manhat- Lawrence, KS 66044. learned to wipe his hoofs betan over the years before Online condolences may fore he comes in the house.” he spent his final years in be sent to warrenmcelwain. City staff members found a Lawrence. com. mixed bag when it comes to He worked professionally whether potbellied pigs are allowed in other communities. Wagner said Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and

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Christian Church and Family Church of Lawrence. “We had to be very, very sneaky,” Hurrelbrink said. It was hard to keep traces of the plans from online media Wisdom might see. Hurrelbrink was partially inspired by a recent film, “November Christmas,” in which a child with cancer

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Shawnee allow the keeping of one potbellied pig per household. Kansas City, Mo., also allows potbellied pigs but requires the animal be kept at least 200 feet away from any neighboring home. Manhattan, Salina and Topeka do not allow potbellied pigs. City commissioners haven’t yet set a date to consider the issue, but Wagner said staff members hope to in January. Wagner said commissioners may need additional information about some issues such as what type of fencing is adequate to secure a pig in a yard, and also how the city would deal with pigs that are either turned loose or escape from their pens. “There is some concern that this could be like the little chickens or ducks at Christmas time,” Wagner said. “They’re cute while they’re little, but if they get too big are we going to have a problem with a feral pig?” Penix said he thinks most of

the concerns city leaders may have are really more about irresponsible pet owners, which can occur with any type of animal. He said the city shouldn’t stop responsible pet owners from owning a potbellied pig because traditional pets aren’t always an option for everyone. Penix said he got Starky because he is allergic to dogs, but did so without realizing the pigs weren’t legal in the city. He’s been allowed to keep the animal while the city considers whether to change the law. And yes, you may see Starky and Penix out for a walk someday. “I have a Jayhawk leash and harness for him,” Penix said. “You wouldn’t believe how many people stop us and say they used to own a pig or knew somebody who did. People love giving him treats, and trust me, he loves getting them.”

Blackwell, loss prevention manager at the Nebraska Furniture Mart at the Legends shopping center in Kansas City, Kan., said the company has several awards its security guards were eligible for, including the lifesaving award. “We’d never given out a life-saving award before,” across the entire company, Blackwell said. He said it made him proud

as a supervisor to see one of his employees fall back on his training in a crisis situation. As part of Warren’s recognition, the surveillance video of the incident was shown to the store’s support team, Blackwell said. “There was not a dry eye in the place,” he said.

celebrated Christmas early with the help of the entire community. Wisdom’s son, Scott Hoy, was in on the surprise and brought over three of Wisdom’s grandchildren. Wisdom actually discouraged her family members from coming over on her birthday because there would be two days of family gatherings over Christmas weekend. “She probably was wondering why we came over even though she said not to,” Hoy said.

Wisdom thought the caroling was something special and was determined to have more special birthdays in the future. “Let me tell you, I expect to see more birthdays,” Wisdom said. “I do believe God is going to heal me.” Did she hope for more caroling next year? “I think you can only do this once,” Wisdom said, laughing. “It is a great birthday present. It’s very, very nice.”

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Gamblers test their luck at new Kansas casino WICHITA (AP) — Dice are rolling and slots machines are dinging at a new southcentral Kansas casino, even though its official opening isn’t until Monday. The Kansas Star Casino opened its doors Wednesday for members of its free-tojoin Players Club. The “soft opening” continues through Saturday. The Wichita Eagle report-

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ed that the casino, which is located about 15 miles south of Wichita in Mulvane, will close for Christmas and open to the public Monday. Gamblers were expressing a mixture of concern and relief that they don’t have to travel far to gamble anymore. “I’m a little nervous this one’s here,” Whitney Schmeidler of Wichita said of the new casino. “It’s so close.

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It’s not as easy to go to Oklahoma. I and people I know may spend a little too much time here.” But John Goodwin of Wichita said he has been driving about 70 miles each way to First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla., three times a week. He said the Mulvane casino “saves a lot of driving.” The casino will close for a

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few hours in the morning until it is able to hire more staff. Spokesman Carrie Tedore said the casino hopes to be open 24/7 within the first month. The casino features slot machines along the sides and game tables are in the center. Video poker and quarter machines are at the back. Dick Warren of Wichita said he came down with his

brother to check out the casino, but he said he didn’t plan to return until there’s a poker room - one of the elements of the permanent casino that is now under construction. It will contain 50 percent more machines and 30 percent more gambling tables than are in the current building. “These are the friendliest people I’ve ever seen,” Warren said of the staff.

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Suicide bombs shake Damascus, kill 44 Two car bombers blew themselves up Friday outside the heavily guarded compounds of Syria’s intelligence agencies, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens more in a brazen attack on the powerful security directorates, authorities said. State-run TV said the al-Qaida terrorist network was possibly to blame for the first suicide car bombings in the nine-month uprising against authoritarian President Bashar Assad. The opposition, however, immediately questioned the government’s account and hinted the regime itself could have been behind the attack, noting it came during a visit by Arab League observers investigating Assad’s bloody crackdown of the popular revolt. The government has long contended that the turmoil in Syria this year is not an uprising but the work of terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs. 2 | NEW MEXICO

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A New York congressman wants to take the “For Sale” sign off Plum Island. In a letter this week, Rep. Timothy Bishop argues it is ludicrous for the federal government to be spending as much as $1 billion to construct a new laboratory in Manhattan, Kan., to study animal diseases that could devastate the country’s livestock industry when a “perfectly good” facility already exists off the tip of eastern Long Island. The Long Island Democrat, who previously has criticized

Kansas officials, who recently authorized $45.4 million in bonds for the next phase of construction on the $650 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, counter that there is no reason to turn back. the Department of Homeland Security’s relocation plan, notes in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget that the National Academy of Sciences is again studying the suitability of placing a new lab in the socalled Beef Belt. He adds that plans to sell the New York is-

land — made famous in a 1997 Nelson DeMille best-selling book of the same name, and its mention as a possible home for Hannibal Lecter in the film “Silence of the Lambs” — to finance the move to Kansas are more than 18 months behind schedule. “Let’s just say this was a bad idea and move on,” Bishop told The Associated Press. Kansas officials, who recently authorized $45.4 million in bonds for the next phase of construction on the $650 million AP File Photo National Bio and Agro-Defense PLUM ISLAND is a tiny island off the Facility, counter that there is no coast of New York’s Long Island reason to turn back. where the nation’s primary animal Please see LAB, page 4A disease laboratory is located.

Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver. The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after severe conditions made driving in western New Mexico nearly impossible. “If you don’t have (four-wheel drive) and you just have two-wheel ... you’re either going to spin or stay stuck,” stranded motorist Tarquin Wilding told KOATTV while in Grants, N.M., on his way to Santa Fe. Grants and parts of western New Mexico were slammed with more than a foot of snow by Friday morning, the National Weather Service reported. A winter storm warning for the state expired in the afternoon, but meteorologists said the snow wasn’t expected to clear up until the weekend. Some parts of the state saw 17 inches of snow as state and local police responded to dozens of minor accidents. No major injuries were reported. 3 | LONDON

Palace: Prince Philip given heart stent Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has undergone treatment for a blocked coronary artery, British royal officials said Friday. Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip, 90, was taken from Sandringham, the queen’s sprawling estate in rural Norfolk, to the cardiac unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge earlier Friday for “precautionary tests” after suffering chest pains. The palace refused to confirm if Philip had suffered a heart attack, saying only that tests at the hospital showed a blocked coronary artery was causing Philip’s discomfort. Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo

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Romney made conservative donations In the Republican primary struggle to define the most reliably conservative presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has put his money where his mouth is. Over the past six years and two presidential campaigns, Romney has donated at least $260,000 from his family charity foundation to GOP causes and influential conservative groups that could deepen his ties within the party and establish his credibility on the right. Romney’s campaign said there was no hidden motivation behind his contributions. Romney gave $100,000 last year to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, according to tax records of the Tyler Charitable Foundation, a multimillion dollar Boston-based charity headed by Romney and his wife, Ann. The former president has said publicly he will not endorse any candidate in the Republican primary, but the Romney campaign is studded with former Bush political veterans and appears to lead its rivals in financial support from former Bush fundraisers.

ZIGZAGGING STRINGS OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CONNECT a neighborhood of homes and trees just north of Quail Run School on Woodridge Drive. Chad Dodd and Chris Eagle are the neighbors who provide and install the lights each year.

Love of lights spreads like wildfire Two residents deck entire neighborhood By Aaron Couch acouch@ljworld.com

It started with several strings of lights and two houses. It grew to encompass an entire street. “Some kids talk about them being the zigzag lights,” said Chad Dodd. “To me, it’s a web of lights.”

Dodd and Chris Eagle are the men behind that web of lights now draping houses and trees just north of Quail Run School on Woodridge Drive. The men, who are across-the-street neighbors, got the idea about five years ago after Eagle remembered a section of Kansas City’s Mission Hills neighborhood

that had a similar decoration scheme. “I mentioned to Chad, ‘Hey we ought to do that,’” Eagle said. “He said ‘I’m game, let’s go.”’ That first year, only their houses were involved. Dodd and Eagle scaled trees and climbed ladders, zigzagging white lights across the street to connect their houses. They got some strange looks, but when

it got dark and the lights went on, people were impressed. The next year a few neighbors asked to be included, and a few more the year after that. Now the men go up and down their street, asking who would like to be included. All but one household said yes this year. The men provide the lights and install them, only asking each neighbor provide an Please see LIGHTS, page 4A

State health department reports first cases of flu, urges vaccination By Karrey Britt kbritt@ljworld.com

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Friday that it has identified the first cases of flu this season. The cases were two adults from northwest Kansas who are in the same workplace and who did not receive a vaccination. Five co-workers also were ill with flu symptoms. KDHE secretary and state health

officer Robert Moser urges everyone to get a flu vaccination, noting that it’s not too late. “Although flu activity is now low, it normally rises during the holidays before peaking around February,” he said. “Influenza can continue to circulate through spring, and the flu can be unpredictable.”

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“Plum Island is not the long-term solution that our country needs to protect our food supply,” Gov. Sam Brownback said. “Building the National Bio and AgroDefense Facility is integral not only to the security of our nation’s food supply but also to our capacity to respond to acts of terror directed against the American people.” The Department of Homeland Security, which was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, took responsibility for the research laboratory at Plum Island in 2003. Scientists there study highly dangerous and contagious pathogens that could wipe out the nation’s cattle or hog populations if they were released. The site was chosen in the 1950s because it was located off the mainland of the United States. Homeland Security officials determined several years ago that the aging facility may not be suitable for continued research and studied several sites around the country, settling on Manhattan, Kan. That lab is not supposed to open until at least 2018, so DHS officials in the interim have spent $35 million on security and other enhancements at Plum Island in recent years. Although Plum Island was considered as a possible site for the new lab, officials ruled it out after Bishop and others opposed plans to upgrade the laboratory to a Bioscience Level-4 facility, which means it could also study diseases dangerous to humans. The Kansas site will be a Level-4 facility, while Plum Island, which is not expected to close until at least 2018, remains at Level-3. “Simply upgrading the outdated Cold War-era Plum

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Homeland Security officials determined several years ago that the aging facility may not be suitable for continued research and studied several sites around the country, settling on Manhattan, Kan. Island Animal Disease Center is not an option for many reasons, among them that the local community, led by Rep. Bishop, sought and received a commitment from DHS in 2003 not to build a BSL4 lab on Plum Island,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan. “His latest argument that he is opposed to building NBAF in order to save money is a faulty, disturbing, and transparent argument.” Bishop counters there are existing Level-4 facilities at Fort Detrick, Md., and elsewhere, that could handle the research on human diseases envisioned for Kansas. He argues that in hard economic times, moving research to Kansas is unnecessary. “One of the things I’ve been elected to do is protect the needs and interests of my own district and there are 200 jobs at this facility,” Bishop said. “I would also suggest that Kansas’ interest is no more enlightened than my interest. If they’re going to accuse me of playing parochial politics, I could easily level the same accusation against them. From a fiscal point of view, given the difficulty we had, this is a facility we don’t need. “So am I trying to protect local jobs? You’re damn right I am. But do I also believe there are significant, larger national interests at play here, absolutely.” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a member of the appropriations and agriculture committees, also opposes the move to Kansas. The appropriations com-

Holiday Pittie Party! All this month, the Lawrence Humane Society will waive all adoption fees for wonderful bully breeds waiting on a forever home. Every adoption includes spay/neuter, microchip, collar, tag, and vaccinations. Although the adoption fee is waived, adoption requirements must be met. These beautiful dogs are eager to “go home for the holidays.” Common stereotypes have been unfair to these breeds, like the American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bull Terrier -- they are highly intelligent, extremely loyal, and form close bonds with humans. With proper socialization, bully breeds get along very well with other dogs and cats in home environments. Their handsome, soft, short coat is not prone to shedding. They also make excellent jogging partners! All bully breed pets at the Lawrence Humane Society have completed special training by professionals experienced with bully breeds. Plus, each adoption includes 5 weeks of training for new owners at Pit Bull E.D.U. at no cost.

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mittee is holding up $50 million in funding for the Kansas laboratory in next year’s budget pending the outcome of a National Academy of Science study on the feasibility of placing the lab in the nation’s heartland. A previous study identified a 70 percent chance that a release of foot-and-mouth disease could occur at the new facility during its projected 50-year lifespan. Damages to the livestock industry could total as much as $50 billion if a release were to occur, officials have said. The academy is again studying the feasibility of placing the lab in Kansas; a report is due next summer. Meanwhile, the General Services Administration had originally promised a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed sale of Plum Island in the summer of 2010, with public hearings to follow. The report was delayed in part because officials were obtaining additional information on the 840-acre pork-chop shaped island from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others. The draft is now expected in January or February. Bishop also derides notions that any sale of Plum Island will offset the costs of moving to Kansas. One eastern Long Island real estate expert has estimated that the island could fetch as much as $50 million, far less than the estimated $650 million for the new laboratory. “Sheer fantasy,” Bishop said of the idea that the Plum Island sale would cover the cost of the new lab. He adds that the estimates don’t include the cost of possible environmental remediation at the island, where secret Cold War-era chemical warfare testing is believed to have taken place. “You would have to do at least $80 million to $100 million worth of environmental cleanup, so there’s no way the numbers add up at all,” Bishop said.

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Santa passes poll with flying colors By Connie Cass Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grownups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still. Things are changing fast these days, with toddlers wishing for iPads, grade schoolers emailing their Christmas lists and moms wrestling over bargain toys at midnight sales. Despite all the pressures on the rituals of the season, an AP-GfK poll confirms that families are sticking by old St. Nick. “It’s important for kids to have something to believe in,” says great-grandmother Wanda Smith of Norman, Okla.

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outlet. The work takes more than 20 hours over Thanksgiving weekend. “It’s three days of us with a 40-foot ladder climbing trees,” Eagle said. Eagle and Dodd have been able to get more ambitious each year because of their dayafter-Christmas shopping trips to Sam’s Club to buy whatever industrial-grade Christmas lights were left. But they’ve run into a problem. Sam’s Club and other stores have stopped carrying the classic Christmas lights they love in favor of LED lights. “Chris and I are kind of traditionalists when it comes to lights,” Dodd said. “People keep asking if we’ll be updating to LEDs. We

And so they do. Year after year, Santa Claus survives the scoffers and the Scrooges and the 6-year-old playground skeptics. He endures belittling commercials that portray him shopping at Target or taking directions from an iPhone. He shrugs off scolds who say his bagful of toys overshadows the reason for the season. Two-thirds of parents with kids under 18 say Santa’s an important part of their celebrations this year. Moms, especially, have a soft spot for the man in red — 71 percent of them say he’s important, and that’s a big jump from 58 percent just five years ago. His overall popularity is up slightly from an AP-AOL poll in 2006, before the recession hit. In these bleaker times of homes lost to foreclosure and parents sweating

out their next paychecks, the poll shows Santa riding high with families both wealthy and poor. In multicultural America, Father Christmas isn’t just for Christians any more. Three-fourths of non-Christian adults say they believed in Santa when they were children. And half feel he’s important to their holiday celebrations now. Developmental psychologist Cyndy Scheibe, who’s been interviewing kids about Santa since 1986, said lots of Jewish children told her that Santa Claus was real, even though he didn’t stop at their houses on Christmas Eve. And many non-Christian parents embrace Santa because they see Christmas serving as a secular as well as religious holiday in the U.S., she said.

keep saying no.” But not to worry: They have a friend in the electronics business searching for a supplier to keep them in oldfashioned lights. In the meantime, the two are happy with their work even though it requires daily maintenance. Squirrels and other rodents chew on the lights, and the wind causes damage, too.

“It’s like any undertaking. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” Eagle said. If you’d like to see the lights, you have until the end of the year. Eagle and Dodd will be spending New Year’s weekend dismantling their display. — Reporter Aaron Couch can be reached at 832-7217. Follow him at Twitter.com/ aaroncouch.

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I reluctantly agreed to wear this hat, so this better work: I’m here to wish you a happy holiday and ask if someone can find me a forever home this winter. I’m a young American Staffordshire Terrier, and my smooth brindle coat has some cute white mixed in. A bit shy in my kennel, I warm up quickly with people and get along well with other dogs. During our “Pittie Party” this month, my adoption fees have been waived. Ho ho ho!

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Juveniles charged with armed robbery

Teen injured after crashing Porsche

Douglas County prosecutors Friday charged two juvenile suspects who were apprehended Thursday in connection with a reported armed robbery at a Lawrence apartment. District Attorney Charles Branson said Friday prosecutors had charged each juvenile with two counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of conspiracy. He said both juveniles are 17 years old. At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a resident in an apartment in the 1900 block of Stewart Avenue alleged two suspects robbed him and three other people, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman. The victim told police one of the suspects was armed with what appeared to be a sawedoff shotgun and that they took cash and a laptop computer from the apartment. No injuries were reported. About six hours later, officers took two suspects into custody after one suspect was spotted near Ninth and Iowa streets, police said. Branson said the two boys will have detention hearings next week.

A 16-year-old Lawrence boy was taken to a Topeka hospital early Friday after he lost control of his mother’s 2012 Porsche just northwest of Lawrence and struck a tree, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman said. Sgt. Steve Lewis said Josh Boisen was driving north on East 1100 Road, an extension of Folks Road, about 4 a.m. when he lost control of the car, struck the tree and totaled the vehicle. It occurred at the intersection of North 1700 Road, which turns into Peterson Road. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers extricated the injured Boisen from the vehicle, and he was flown to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. A Stormont-Vail spokeswoman said Friday hospital officials were not authorized to disclose his condition because of the hospital’s patient privacy policy. Lewis said officers believe speed was a factor in the crash, but it was still under investigation Friday morning. Boisen was the car’s only occupant.

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INJURY ACCIDENTS • A 36-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Friday morning after a two-vehicle accident at McDonald Drive and Rockledge Road, just north of Sixth and Iowa streets. Sgt. Ted Bordman, a Lawrence police spokesman, said a 28-year-old Lawrence man who was headed east on Rockledge Road in a 1998 Saturn car stopped at a stop sign and then pulled out in front of the woman’s 1987 BMW she was driving south on McDonald Drive. The crash occurred at 7:55 a.m. Friday. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, Bordman said. No one else was injured. Officers did cite the man for inattentive driving. • A Tulsa, Okla., man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said Daniel Mailath, 33, of Tulsa, was injured when his 2000 Lexus struck the back of a vehicle driven by Bradley Howard,

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46, of Lawrence. The crash occurred at 6:35 p.m. Thursday near the intersection with North 400 Road. Howard had stopped his northbound vehicle as he was waiting for another vehicle to turn west onto North 400 Road. Mailath was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and later released, an LMH spokeswoman said. Howard was not injured. Lewis said officers believed Mailath’s inattention contributed to the crash, but the accident report was not yet complete Friday. The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.

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Tax cut survives: Congress votes holiday approval By Andrew Taylor Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Barely beating Santa’s sleigh, Congress delivered a last-minute holiday tax-cut extension to 160 million American wageearners on Friday, just when it looked like they and millions of unemployed workers were going to be left with coal in their stockings. It was a major yearend political victory for President Barack Obama, a big slice of humble pie for House Republicans and a blow to House Speaker John Boehner, R- Huelskamp Ohio, who’ll have an angry band of tea party lawmakers to deal with when Congress returns to Washington next month. Back-to-back voice vote approvals of the two-month special measure by the Senate and House came in mere seconds with no debate, just days after House Republican leaders had insisted that reopening negotiations on a full-year bill was the only way to persuade them to prevent a tax increase on Jan. 1. Obama immediately signed the bill into law. “I said it was critical for Congress not to go home without preventing a tax increase on 160 million working Americans and I’m pleased to say that they got it done,” a buoyant looking Obama said at the White House before dashing off for his delayed holiday vacation to his home state of Hawaii. Most lawmakers were long gone. A token few showed up to make approval official. The legislation buys time for talks early next year on how to finance the year-long extensions — negotiations that promise to be contentious, especially if Democrats continue to use Obama’s jobs agenda to seek a political edge in the 2012 presidential and congressional campaigns. The measure will keep in place a 2 percentage point cut in the Social Security payroll tax — worth about $20 a week for a typical worker making $50,000 a year — and prevent almost 2 million unemployed people from losing jobless benefits averaging $300 a week. Doctors will win a reprieve from a 27 percent cut in their Medicare payments, the product of a 1997 cut that Congress has been unable to permanently fix. Republicans did claim a major victory, winning a provision that would require Obama to make a swift decision on whether to approve construction of the Canadato-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, which could generate thousands of construction jobs. To stop construction, Obama, who had wanted to put the decision off until after the 2012 election, would have to declare it was not in the nation’s interest. On Friday, an expressionless Boehner read from a piece of paper before him, gaveled the House’s last session of the year closed and stepped off the podium on the Democratic side. Boehner had been open to the Senate’s version of the legislation a week ago, even though it would have punted the issue into February and given Democrats a proven political issue. But tea party forces and some in his own leadership revolted, insisting on picking a holiday fight with Democrats, and Boehner felt no choice but to go along. The battle turned out to be a loser for House Republicans, earning the ire of swing voters and many in the GOP establishment, but when Boehner capitulated on Thursday he then felt the lash from hardcore conservatives. “Even though there is plenty of evidence this is a bad deal for America ... the House has caved yet again to the president and Senate Democrats,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. Meanwhile, Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid of Nevada did a victory lap, twisting the knife into tea party Republicans.

“I hope this Congress has had a very good learning experience, especially those who are newer to this body,” Reid said. “Everything we do around here does not have to wind up in a fight.” A full-year extension of the tax cut had been embraced by virtually every lawmaker in both the House and Senate but had been derailed in a quarrel over demands by House Republicans. Senate leaders of both parties had tried to barter their own yearlong agreement a week ago but failed, instead agreeing upon a 60-day measure to buy time for talks next year. House GOP arguments about the legislative process and what the “uncertainty” of a two-month extension would mean for businesses seemed lame to many people when compared to the consequences of raising taxes and cutting off jobless benefits in the middle of the holiday season, and Obama and the Democrats were hard on the offensive. House Republicans finally resorted to a technical fix and the fact that Reid would name

negotiators on the GOP’s yearlong measure as reasons to reverse course and embrace the Senate measure. Friday’s House and Senate sessions were remarkable. Both chambers had essentially recessed for the year, but leaders in both parties orchestrated passage of the short-term agreement under debate rules that would allow any individual member of Congress to derail the pact, at least for a time. None did. The developments were a clear win for Obama. The payroll tax cut was the centerpiece of his three-month, campaign-style drive for jobs legislation that seems to have contributed to an uptick in his poll numbers — and taken a toll on those of congressional Republicans. The two-month version’s $33 billion cost will be covered by a 0.1 percentage point increase on guarantee fees on new home loans backed by mortgage giants Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae — at a likely cost of about $17 a month for a homeowner with a $200,000 mortgage.

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France to pay for removal of risky implants PARIS (AP) — France took a costly and unprecedented leap Friday in offering to pay for 30,000 women to have their breast implants removed because of mounting fears the products could rupture and leak cheap, industrial-grade silicone into the body. Tens of thousands of other women elsewhere in Europe and in South America have the same French-made implants, but authorities there have so far refused to follow suit. The silicone-gel implants in question are not sold in the U.S. Over the past week, the safety fears have created a public furor over something usually kept private, even in France. Women, some whose own families didn’t know they had their breasts enlarged, marched on Paris to demand more attention to worries about what might be happening inside them. Images of leaky, blubbery implants and women having mammograms have been splashed on French TV. More than 1,000 ruptures pushed Health Minister Xavier Bertrand to recommend that the estimated 30,000 women in France with the implants get them removed at the state’s expense. Bertrand insisted the removals would be “preventive” and not urgent, and French health authorities said they had found nothing to link the implants to nine cases of cancer in women. The death last month of a woman who had

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CHANTAL GUERIN, A 46-YEAROLD ACCOUNTANT and mother of three, displays a breast implant made by Poly Implant Prothese, or PIP, that was removed from her left breast, during an interview with The Associated Press in Paris. Guerin had her left breast removed after cancer and had PIP implants put in both breasts. the implants and developed a rare cancer — anaplastic large-cell lymphoma — had catalyzed worries. The implants, made by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese, were pulled from the market last year in countries around Europe and South America where they had been sold. The company’s website said it exported to more than 60 countries and was one of the world’s leading implant makers. International police agency Interpol put PIP’s former di-

rector, Jean-Claude Mas, on its most-wanted list, based on a warrant from Costa Rica for crimes involving “life and health.” Interpol’s website carries a photo of the 72-year-old Mas but no details about his alleged crimes or link to Costa Rica. Mas’ lawyer could not be reached for comment Friday. France’s health safety agency says the PIP implants appear to be more ruptureprone than other types. Also, investigators say PIP used industrial silicone instead of the medical variety to save money. However, the medical risks posed by industrial silicone are unclear. The financial burden of the French government’s decision falls on the state health care system, which estimated the removals could cost $78 million at a time when the country is teetering on the brink of another recession and struggling with debt. In recommending removal, the government noted the risks associated with major surgery and general anesthesia. Because of those risks, many women may decide against removal. The government said those women should be examined every six months. After the French decision, Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency announced that it doesn’t see enough proof of cancer or an excessive risk of rupture to recommend women in Britain have the implants removed.

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Pros see stocks up in 2012, but risks, too By Bernard Condon Associated Press

NEW YORK — The good news is that Wall Street experts think stock prices will rise more than 10 percent next year. The bad news is that they expected big gains in 2011 and got nearly zero instead. It’s forecasting time on Wall Street, and once again the pros are trying to predict the unpredictable. History suggests their target price for stocks by the end of 2012 will prove too high or too low. They might even get the direction wrong — predicting a gain when there’s a loss. As Yogi Berra said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” In typical times, guessing where stocks will end up in a year is difficult. There are many assumptions about economic growth, inflation and consumer spending that go into the calculation. Now, forecasting has become nearly impossible. Big unknowns hang over the market as rarely before. Will the euro break up? Will China slow too sharply? Will squabbling in Washington scuttle the economic recovery? “Normally, you wonder, How will sales do? How are managements doing?” says Howard Silverblatt, senior

index analyst at Standard & Poor’s, which puts out its own forecasts. “Now there are so many high-level issues that affect the market.” Silverblatt’s firm says the S&P 500 index should rise to 1,400 by the end of 2012, up more than 10 percent from Friday’s close of 1,265. That figure is an average of expectations from investment strategists, economists and other big thinkers. More bullish yet are stock analysts focused on individual companies. Add up their price targets for each stock in the index, and they see it rising to 1,457, up 15 percent. There’s plenty of reason to think stocks will rise fast in the coming year. U.S. companies are generating record profits. Americans are spending more than expected and factories are producing more. The job market finally appears to be healing, too. The odds of the U.S. slipping into another recession have fallen since the summer, when the economy had slowed. Stocks seem attractively priced, too. The S&P 500 is trading at 12 times its expected earnings per share for 2012. It typically trades at 15 times, meaning stocks appear cheaper now. Binky Chadha, chief strategist at Deutsche Bank, says

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WHERE TO WRITE Lawrence City Commission

House GOP picked wrong time to take stand

WASHINGTON — Now that Congress appears finally to Aron Cromwell, mayor have reached a compromise Cromwell Environmental, on what must be one of the 1008 N.H., Suite 300., 66044, worst pieces of legislation in 749-6020 years — the temporary payaroncromwell@gmail.com roll tax holiday extension — Bob Schumm, vice mayor let’s survey the damage. 1729 St. Andrews Dr. 66047 To begin with, what even 842-6729 (H), 842-7337(W) minimally rational governschummfoods@gmail.com ment enacts payroll tax relief for just two months? As a Mike Amyx matter of practicality alone, it 2312 Free State Lane 66047 makes no sense. The National 843-3089 (H) 842-9425 (W) Payroll Reporting Consormikeamyx515@hotmail.com tium, representing those who Hugh Carter, process paychecks, said of the 5111 Congressional Circle, D4, two-month extension passed 764-3362 hughcarter@sunflower.com Michael Dever 1124 Oak Tree Drive 66049 550-4909 mdever@sunflower.com

Douglas County Commission Jim Flory, 540 N. 711 Road, Lawrence 66047; 842-0054 jimflory@sunflower.com Mike Gaughan, 304 Stetson Circle, 66049; 856-1662; mgaughan@douglas-county.com Nancy Thellman, 1547 N. 2000 Road 66046; 832-0031 nthellman@douglas-county.com

Lawrence School Board Mark Bradford, president 766-4392 1509 Brink Court, 66047 mbradfor@usd497.org Bob Byers, 842-8345 1707 E. 21st Ter., 66046 bbyers@usd497.org Rick Ingram, 864-9819 1510 Crescent Rd. 66044 ringram@usd497.org Shannon Kimball, 840-7722 257 Earhart Circle 66049 skimball@usd497.org

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The Democrats set a trap and the Republicans walked right into it.” by the Senate just days before the new year: “There is insufficient lead time to accommodate the proposal,” because “many payroll systems are not likely to be able to make such a substantial programming change before January or even February,” thereby “creat(ing) substantial problems, confusion and costs.” The final compromise appears to tweak this a bit to make it less onerous for small business. But what were they thinking in the first place? What business operates two months at a time? The minimal time horizon for business

is the quarter — three months. What genius came up with two? U.S. businesses would have to budget for two-thirds of a one-quarter tax-holiday extension. As if this government has not already heaped enough regulatory impediments and mindless uncertainties upon business. But making economic sense is not the point. The tax-holiday extension — presumably to be negotiated next year into a 12-month extension — is the perfect campaign ploy: an election-year bribe that has the additional virtue of seizing the tax issue for the Democrats. When George McGovern campaigned on giving every household $1,000, he was laughed out of town as a shameless panderer. President Obama is doing exactly the same — a one-year tax

Randy Masten, 760-5196 934 W. 21st St. 66046 rmasten@usd497.org

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

Area legislators

A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

Rep. Barbara Ballard (D-44th District) Room 451-S, State Capitol, Topeka 66612 Lawrence: 841-0063; Topeka: (785) 296-7697 barbara.ballard@house.ks.gov

A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.

Rep. Tom Sloan (R-45th District) Room 55-S, State Capitol, Topeka 66612 Lawrence: 841-1526; Topeka: (785) 296-7654 tom.sloan@house.ks.gov

Rep. TerriLois Gregory (R-10th District) Docking State Office Building, Topeka 66612 Baldwin City: (785) 222-0445; Topeka: (785) 296-7646; terrilois.gregory@house.ks.gov

— Joyce Kilmer, 1886–1918

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TREES BOW ALONG IOWA STREET after being “trimmed” this week as part of a new Westar Energy initiative as reported in the Dec. 20 Journal-World.

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Read more Old Home Town at LJWorld.com/news/lawrence/ history/old_home_town.

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 24, 1911: YEARS “The Salvation AGO Army will give IN 1911 out 100 dinners Christmas day to the poor people of Lawrence who otherwise will not have Christmas dinner. The baskets will be given out at the Army headquarters, between ten and twelve o’clock on Christmas Day. In every basket there will be sufficient dinner for five persons. The food will be potatoes, apples, canned corn, canned tomatoes, celery, a box of Nabiscoes, a jar of canned fruit and a chicken and two loaves of bread.

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To the editor: While members of Congress are home for the holidays, let them mingle with constituents and resolve to heed the words of statesman Winston Churchill: “It a very serious thing for a political creed or a political party when they are compelled in spite of themselves to hail national misfortunes as a means of advancing their cause.” Barb Starrett, Lawrence

Assumptions

Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.

Does the holiday season bring out the best in people? Some YEARS Lawrence resiAGO dents in 1986 cerRep. Ann Mah (D-53rd District) Docking State Office Building, IN 1986 tainly had reason to think so. Bob Topeka 66612 Snow, one of the organizers of Topeka: (785) 296-7668; the fourth annual free Christann.mah@house.ks.gov mas dinner at the Flamingo Club, said he felt privileged to be part Rep. Anthony Brown of the effort, adding, “The good (R-38th District) comes out in people at this time Room 151-S, State Capitol, of the year and there’s a lot of Topeka 66612 Eudora: 542-2293; Topeka: good in the people of Lawrence.” About 75 people were planning (785) 296-7679 to donate at least part of their anthony.brown@house.ks.gov Christmas Day to serve a holiday meal at the club. Sen. Marci Francisco

(D-2nd District) Room 134-E, State Capitol, Topeka 66612 Lawrence: 842-6402; Topeka: (785) 296-7364 marci.francisco@senate.ks.gov

Politics aside

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.

Vanessa Sanburn, 856-1233 Ash St., 66044 vsanburn@usd497.org

This is pure fiction, because the Treasury supplies whatever shortfalls Social Security faces. But now, with the payroll tax holiday, the administration openly demonstrates bad faith — conceding with its actions that the payroll tax is, after all, interchangeable with other revenues and never actually sequestered to ensure future payments to retirees. The House Republicans’ initial rejection of this two-month extension was therefore correct on principle and on policy. But this was absolutely the wrong place, the wrong time, to plant the flag. Once Senate Republicans overwhelmingly backed the temporary extension, that part of the fight was lost. Opposing it became kamikaze politics. Note the toll it is already taking on Republicans. For three

— Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.

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Keith Diaz Moore, 856-1402 1738 Barker Ave. 66044 kdmoore@usd497.org

Rep. Paul Davis (D-46th District) Room 359-W, State Capitol, Topeka 66612 Lawrence: 749-1942; Topeka: (785) 296-7630 paul.davis@house.ks.gov

holiday that hands back about $1,000 per middle-class family — but with a little more subtlety. Obama is also selling it as a job creator. This takes audacity. Even a one-year extension isn’t a tax cut; it’s a tax holiday. A two-month extension is nothing more than a long tax weekend. What employer is going to alter his hiring decisions — whose effects last years — in anticipation of a one-year tax holiday, let alone two months? This is a $121 billion annual drain on the Treasury that makes a mockery of the Democrats’ reverence for the Social Security trust fund and its inviolability. Obama’s OMB director took Social Security completely off the table in debt-reduction talks under the pretense that Social Security is self-financing.

decades Republicans owned the tax issue. Today, Obama leads by five points, a 12-point swing since just early October. The payroll tax ploy has even affected his overall approval rating, now up five points in six weeks to 49 percent. The Democrats set a trap and the Republicans walked right into it. By rejecting an ostensibly bipartisan “compromise,” the Republican House was portrayed as obstructionist and, even worse, heartless — willing to raise taxes on the middle class while resolutely opposing any tax increases on the rich. House Republicans compounded this debacle by begging the Senate to come back and renegotiate the issue, thus entirely conceding the initiative to Majority Leader Harry Reid. But Reid had little incentive to make any concessions. House Republicans would have taken the fall for 160 million shrunken paychecks. Every day the White House would have demanded, in the name of the suffering middle class, that Republicans return from vacation and pass the temporary extension. Having finally realized they had trapped themselves, House Republicans quickly caved, thanks to a fig leaf contrived by Sen. Mitch McConnell. The GOP’s performance nicely reprises that scene in “Animal House” where the marching band turns into a blind alley and row after row of plumed morons plows into a brick wall, crumbling to the ground in an unceremonious heap. With one difference: House Republicans are unplumed.

To the editor: On my walk downtown a week before Christmas, I saw a young couple crossing the intersection by the courthouse who didn’t look like they were from here. The woman was speaking a language that wasn’t English. I don’t know if they were part of a sleeper cell or not. When I approached the Wild Territory I saw a fat man parading himself in red plush, although his beard was more groomed than I remembered. Someone said the guy was giving candy to children. Probably not a pervert. In front of Central Bank, I saw a young man give a handful of change to another man sitting in the doorway. Was he deserving? At the Eldridge Hotel, a young woman started and stopped singing “Jingle Bells” several times while a man repeatedly walked by and dropped a bill into

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the bucket she was holding. A camera crew filmed the whole exchange. Staged panhandling? I tend to believe that the people I encounter are real, if the whole truth of their unknown stories may be suspect. We live in a society where we make hasty assumptions when we see people in head coverings or piercings, black, white or other colored skin, cleanshaven or poorly dressed. People are real. We should learn their stories and reject the stereotypes. If you were on Mass. Street last Saturday, you might have seen me, wearing clothes probably bought at The Salvation Army, singing under my breath: “I’ll be home for Christmas…” I often feel that way in downtown Lawrence. Bert Haverkate-Ens, Lawrence

Hidden jewel To the editor: Anyone who goes to Haskell’s Medicine Wheel at sunrise and follows the American Indian procedures and traditions will realize this is a hidden jewel in Lawrence. If this were a burial ground of other denominations or religions, the thought of a trafficway would be nil. If built, the trafficway will have a draining effect on 23rd Street business. Go to the prayer circle, enjoy the wildlife and the beauty, then make your decision on a trafficway, Robert Schmitt, Lawrence

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LAWRENCE ALMANAC Through 8 p.m. Friday.

KU music student to play with Yo-Yo Ma Three young musicians will get a chance to learn from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma when he visits Kansas City next month to appear at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Students from Kansas University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Park University will participate in a special master class with Ma. Students in master classes typically perform a piece once, then play it again after hearing advice from the master. One of the students picked for the opportunity is Hyerim Jeon, who is pursuing a doctorate in musical arts from the Kansas University. She says she couldn’t believe her eyes when she received the invitation. Ma’s three performances of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Kansas City Symphony are sold out.

Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Ragtime Piano Rehearsal/Jam Session, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass.

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Christmas Day Lawrence Free Community Christmas Day Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Volunteers needed 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

26 MONDAY

Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. Lawrence Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Eudora City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, Enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Lawrence Masonic Center blood drive, 2:30-5:30 p.m., 1301 E. 25th St. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 746 Mass., 9 p.m.-midnight Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa. Live jazz at The Casbah, 9 p.m., 803 Mass.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 8437359. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Dark Times at The Granada with Jay Maus, 8 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass. Free salsa lessons, 8:309:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Al-

Tonight, while the stockings are hung and the Yule log is burning, whatever that is, head to the The Replay, where visions of Pabst Blue Ribbon will be dancing through the heads of all who attend CinemaPhonic!, a new multimedia DJ show put together by Stevie Cruz and Cyan Meeks. CinemaPhonic! combines music and video, so that both sources are cut together in real time. It’s like a liveaction montage you dance to. Tonight’s show is $3 and is for people 21 and older.

len Fieldhouse, Enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Blood Drive, 2-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

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Open mic poetry night at The Mirth Café, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 745 N.H. Josh Vowell & the Rumble, 9 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Ragtime Piano Rehearsal / Jam Session, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass.

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The Territorial Capital Museum Christmas display, with three floors of vintage Christmas decorations including 21 trees with various period decorations; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 1, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Watkins Community Museum of History exhibit: “It Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence,” featuring historic photographs and objects illustrating the growth of downtown Lawrence, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1047 Mass. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Lawrence Arts Center exhibits: Yesnomaybe Ex-

hibition, collaborative works by Kristi Arnold, Eric Conrad and Yoonmi Nam, Dec. 2 through Jan. 14; Lived: Living, works by Isadora Stowe and Jordan Schranz Dec. 2 through Jan. 14; Learning is Remembering, works by Amber Hansen, Dec. 2 through Jan. 14; Constellation, an aerial installation by Juniper Tangpuz; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 940 N.H. Christmas Village Display at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Dec. 30, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Public Library storytimes for December: German storytime, 4 p.m. Tuesdays; Toddler storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Library storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Storytime in Spanish and English, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Family storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays; Books & Babies, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesdays, 707 Vt. Lawrence Public Library teen programs for December: Monday Movies for Teens, 4 p.m. Mondays; Wii Olympics for Teens, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Gaming with the Pro, 3 p.m. Wednesdays; Teen Zone Cafe, 4 p.m. Fridays; Teen tutoring, 3 p.m. Sundays, 707 Vt. Lawrence Public Library bookmobile schedule (open to the public): 9-10 a.m. Monday, Prairie Commons, 5121 Congressional Circle; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.; 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Brandon Woods, 1501 Inverness Drive; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive; 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Drury Place, 1510 Andrews Drive; 11:15-noon Friday, Vermont Towers, 1101 Vt.; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Peterson Acres, 2930 Peterson Road. Spencer Museum of Art exhibits: Passages: Persistent Visions of a Native Place, Sept. 10 through Jan 15. Museum open until 4 p.m. daily, 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 1301 Miss. The Impact of the King James Bible, Quayle Bible Collection exhibit, 518 Eighth St., Baldwin City, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 2012. KU Natural History Museum exhibits: Bug Town, third floor; Explore Evolution, fifth floor; Mosasaur Munchies, self-guided tour; Darwin’s Journey, sixth floor. Museum open until 5 p.m. daily, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

To submit items for Journal-World, LJWorld.com and Lawrence. com calendars, send an e-mail to datebook@ljworld.com, or post events directly at www2.ljworld. com/events/submit/ More information on these listings can be found at LJWorld.com and Lawrence.com. Club meetings are posted at LJWorld.com and run in the Meetings and Gatherings calendar published every Saturday. Support group meetings are on LJWorld.com and WellCommons.com.

After Christmas Sale Open Early Monday, December 26th, 7am to 5:30pm Selected Santas & Snowmen • Christmas Décor Ornaments • Aromatique DECEMBER 26TH, 27TH, 28TH & 29TH

Gymnasts vault to top

The Lawrence Gymnastics and Athletics Level 4 team took first place in a competition Dec. 4 in Blue Springs, Mo. Back row, from left, are coach Rachel Rasmussen, coach Randy Laggart and Daniel Warren, fourth place, age 9; and front row, Chase Mondi, first place, age 6, Caelan Cordes, first place, age 10 & up, Devin Prather, first place, age 8, and Peyton Wheat, third place, age 7.

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HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Tom Keegan tkeegan@ljworld.com

Taylor pushes self, KU onward Somewhere between Los Angeles and Chicago, 39,000 feet above snow-covered fields, Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor stole a nap Friday in Seat 19C on Southwest Airlines Flight 105. He was on his way to New Jersey to visit friends and relatives for a well-deserved break from his duties as student-athlete and leader of a basketball team that has less depth than Kim Kardashian. Taylor, up with the crack of dawn, connected to another flight on his way to New Jersey, where he was scheduled to arrive at 7:30 p.m. Just another long day in the life of a college basketball player. He’ll return to school for the final time the day after Christmas. By the time Selection Sunday arrives 11 weeks from now, all the talk will center on the seeding, the opponent, the site. Not much will be said about how much worse that seeding would have been had Taylor not been able to manage so well the pain that comes with playing basketball with a torn meniscus and sprained ACL. In a span of nine days, Taylor suffered a knee injury in practice, then — while wearing a knee brace — helped KU to win two games (Long Beach State and Ohio State) it would have lost without him, then underwent surgery to repair the meniscus, then was back on the court in a losing effort against Davidson. “The doctors did a great job,” Taylor said, after dishing nine assists and turning it over just twice in Thursday night’s grind-it-out road victory against USC. “I’m proud of myself, too. I never really had any injuries with my knees, with my ankles, with my legs, period. I was a little nervous about it when it first happened. I was a little scared. Once I started to do my rehab, I started to feel better.” The knee, he said, still swells, but returns to normal after icing. He said he doesn’t feel it when he’s on the court. It’s his pride that hurts sometimes when he watches games. “Since that Duke game,” when Taylor had 11 turnovers, “I’ve watched every game once or twice. A lot of my turnovers are unforced. Just careless plays. Those are things that are easily correctable, and I’m working on correcting them. I know that I have to be patient and not try to force so many things.” Taylor expressed gratitude to the team’s video coordinator, Jeff Forbes, a former Lawrence High assistant boys basketball coach. Every turnover and assist is edited onto its own clip. Same with defensive possessions and shots. Taylor watches his plays, good and bad, so often because he wants to lead his team deeper into the tournament than most of us would guess it will advance. He wants to play in the NBA. He knows his game needs tightening. “On the ball, I think I’m a pretty good defender,” Taylor said. “I think where I get in trouble is not being a strong help defender. If somebody beats Elijah (Johnson) or Trav (Releford), I’m not helping. Or I’m just ball-watching. Elijah and I both get into trouble ball-watching.” He also wants Thursday’s twoturnover total to be the norm. “The only other thing I can say about myself is, defensively I have to try to put more pressure on the ball and create more havoc,” he said. If he falls short, it won’t be for lack of effort or toughness.

‘It’s go time’

New QBs could help Weis’ recruiting By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com

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LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL HAS SEVEN WRESTLERS RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE IN THE STATE this season in their weight classes. They are, from left: No. 2 Tristan Star, freshman; No. 3 Caden Lynch, junior; No. 2 Hunter Haralson, junior; No. 3 Andrew Denning, junior; No. 3 Nick Pursel, senior; No. 1 Reece Wright-Conklin, senior; No. 3 Brad Wilson, senior.

Rankings? Check. Years of experience? Check. LHS wrestlers now set sights on winning it all By Benton Smith basmith@ljworld.com

Lawrence High’s wrestling program certainly has earned the respect of its peers. A quick perusal of the Class 6A state wrestling rankings paints a clear picture of just how highly regarded the Lions are. For starters, LHS is the No. 1 team in the state, according to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. Then there are the individual rankings. Impressively, LHS has top-five grapplers in seven of the 14 weight classes — senior Reece Wright-Conklin (182 pounds) is No. 1, junior Hunter Haralson

(126) and freshman Tristan Star (106) are both ranked No. 2, and juniors Andrew Denning (152) and Caden Lynch (132) as well as seniors Nick Pursel (170) and Brad Wilson (220) are all ranked third. So, what has made Lawrence so successful? Coach Pat Naughton said a lot of the team’s accolades are the result of having six of the Lions’ ranked wrestlers come up through the local Sunflower Kids Wrestling club (Wilson took part in Lawrence Elite Wrestling). Without a strong youth wrestling program, Naughton said, “your high school program’s gonna suffer.” The Lawrence head

coach said the Sunflower club, headed by LHS assistant coach Randy Streeter, not only served as a great introduction to wrestling for the future Lions, but also kept them interested while nurturing their development as grapplers. Streeter, who also serves as head coach at South Middle School, still has old photos from when Haralson, Lynch, Wright-Conklin and Pursel were barely big enough to fill out their singlets. The guys who are now considered among the best in the state got started with Sunflower when they were 5 or 6 years old — or younger. Please see LHS, page 4B

Many around Lawrence — both fans and those within the program — are still in a state of euphoria. It’s been a long time (if ever) since the Kansas University football program has experienced the kind of recruiting day it enjoyed Thursday, when a pair of former five-star quarterbacks announced within a few hours of each other that they would be coming to Kansas next season. Dayne Crist, the No. 2-rated QB in the high school Class of 2008, who graduated from Notre Dame this month after playing for the Fighting Irish from 2008 to 2011, will be allowed to play out his final year of eligibility at KU immediately. Jake Heaps, the top-ranked QB in the high school Class of 2010 and a BYU sophomore who started 15 games for the Cougars Crist before being benched earlier this season, will sit out next year because of NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remain- Heaps ing beginning in 2013. If things play out on the field the way they played out during KU coach Charlie Weis’ pursuit of the top-tier quarterbacks, Crist, who was recruited to Notre Dame by Weis, will be the Jayhawks’ starter next season, and Heaps will take over for 2013 and 2014. Not since Todd Reesing beat out Kerry Meier for the starting job during the fall of 2007, has KU’s future at the position looked so bright. Even then, few could predict that Reesing, who first played as a true freshman during the final three games of the 2006 season, would go on to rewrite KU’s passing record book and become one of the best quarterbacks in the country for a couple of seasons. With KU’s quarterback position now in good shape, the focus shifts to tracking which players may decide to join Please see FOOTBALL, page 4B

CHIEFS

Palmer gets do-over vs. KC

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OAKLAND RAIDERS QUARTERBACK CARSON PALMER (3) PASSES against the Kansas City Chiefs in this file photo from Oct. 23, in Oakland, Calif.

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Carson Palmer didn’t stand much of a chance the last time he faced the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders had traded for him just a few days after Jason Campbell went down with a broken collarbone, and thrust him into the game against Kansas City with little preparation. He was part of a combined sixinterception performance by Oakland quarterbacks in a frustrating shutout loss. In some ways, Kyle Orton understands what Palmer was going through. He was claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos late last month, after Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel went down with a season-ending injury to his throwing hand. Orton was also thrust into a tough spot last Sunday, making his first start for Kansas City against the unbeaten Green Bay Packers, and came through with a dazzling performance in a surprising victory. Now, Orton and the Chiefs face Palmer and the Raiders at

Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, both teams needing to win to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. “They’re a different team. We’re a different offense now,” Palmer said week. SATURDAY this “They’re playSHOWDOWN ing a little bit differently What: Kansas City now, and we’re (6-8) vs. Oakland definitely play7-7) ing a little bit When: noon today differently.” The Raiders Where: Arrowhead have plenty Stadium TV: CBS (Knology of experience cable channels 5, facing Orton from his days 13, 205, 213) in Denver, and Line: KC by 2 1/2 considering how they’ve fared against him, they should feel pretty good about their prospects. Orton is 1-3 as a starter against Oakland, completing just a shade over 50 percent of his passes. But he’s coming off a virtuoso performance against Green Bay

in which he completed a careerbest 74.2 percent of his throws for 299 yards without an interception, one that came despite having little time to grow accustomed to his new teammates and a sore index finger on his throwing hand. “It’ll be a work in progress every week, no doubt about it,” Orton said. “I’m excited about the way we played, though. We won the game and hopefully that’s just a building block for us. I think we did a lot of good things on offense.” The Raiders have grown more accustomed to Palmer since he took over in late October, though the results have been mixed. They won three straight at one point, only to follow up with a trio of losses that culminated with a meltdown last Sunday against Detroit. Matthew Stafford threw a short touchdown pass with 39 seconds left to cap a 98-yard drive, and Ndamukong Suh Please see CHIEFS, page 3B


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New Air Jordans create frenzy SEATTLE (AP) — Scuffles broke out and police were brought in to quell unrest that nearly turned into riots across the nation Friday following the release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes — a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made. The mayhem stretched from Washington state to Georgia and

was reminiscent of the violence that broke out 20 years ago in many cities as the shoes became popular targets for thieves. It also had a decidedly Black Friday feel as huge crowds of shoppers overwhelmed stores for a must-have item. In suburban Seattle, police used pepper spray on about 20 customers who started fighting at

the Westfield Southcenter mall. The crowd started gathering at four stores in the mall around midnight and had grown to more than 1,000 people by 4 a.m., when the stores opened, Tukwila Officer Mike Murphy said. He said it started as fighting and pushing among people in line and escalated over the next hour. Murphy said no injuries were

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COMMENTARY

It’s now or never for Raiders

MIAMI — Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job. The complaint filed in Miami follows a similar one in Atlanta earlier this week. It is the latest in a series of recent lawsuits against the NFL by ex-players. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of exMiami Dolphins teammates Patrick Surtain, Oronde Gadsden and 19 other players. It accuses the NFL of deliberately omitting or concealing years of evidence linking concussions to long-term neurological problems. The NFL denies the charges and says player safety has long been a priority. The players claim the NFL made misrepresentations about the seriousness of their injuries “with the intent of inducing NFL players, including Plaintiffs, to return to play as soon as physically possible after having suffered a football-related concussion and to promote an aggressive style of football that would attract viewers.� According to the lawsuit, following numerous studies on the risks of concussions, the NFL created a committee of researchers and doctors in 1994 to study concussions. The committee was supposed to be independent, but members were affiliated with NFL, the lawsuit said, and the group did not include a doctor specializing in neurology or other brain research. When the committee published its findings in 2003, it stated “there was no long-term negative health consequence associated with concussions,� according to the complaint.

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Reds trade for Marshall CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds acquired left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for young lefty starter Travis Wood and two other players. It was the second time in a week that the Reds gave up several prospects for pitching help. They earlier sent four players, including Edinson Volquez, to San Diego for starter Mat Latos. The 29-year-old, 6-foot7 Marshall was 6-6 with a 2.26 earned-run average Marshall last season. He had five saves. The Reds have been in talks to try to re-sign closer Francisco Cordero, who became a free agent after last season. “Sean has been one of the best and most durable relievers in baseball the last couple of seasons,� Reds general manager Walt Wood Jocketty said in a statement. The 24-year-old Wood made 35 starts for the Reds over two seasons. He finished 6-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 2011, with a stint in TripleA after struggling early in the year. The Cubs also get 24-year-old outfielder Dave Sappelt, who batted .243 in 38 games with the Reds, and 19-year-old infield prospect Ronald Torreyes, who batted .356 in 67 games for Class-A Dayton.

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Ex-players sue NFL over concussions

By Monte Poole

The Oakland Raiders today enter a hostile atmosphere to confront a physically inferior Kansas City team motivated by a single goal. The Chiefs like interim coach Romeo Crennel, and they are rallying around him, openly campaigning for him to get the full-time job. The Chiefs remain on the outskirts of playoff contention, still with a mathematical chance to win the wildly irreconcilable AFC West, and their revived spirit under Crennel was on display last Sunday when they stunned previously undefeated Green Bay. Emotion can be a powerful tool for any football team, so the intensity will be high for the Chiefs, playing their final scheduled home game on Christmas weekend. What does this mean for the Raiders? Well, it presents them the perfect platform to show skeptics and believers and even themselves what lies within their collective gut. Will the 2011 Raiders remain an underachieving, accountability challenged club with too many players unable or unwilling to “man up� when it counts? Is Oakland the inconsistently coached squad — especially on defense — that has practically gift-wrapped and given away games against Buffalo, Denver and Detroit? Or is it the purposeful team coach Hue Jackson keeps insisting it is? When these two longtime rivals walk off the field at Arrowhead Stadium, there will be no hiding the truth. The Raiders could lose, in which case Jackson will embrace blame, accepting more responsibility than he should. Or they can win and perhaps remain in contention, in which case we anticipate Hue will stay on message. Not a second has passed this week, or this season, without Jackson expressing absolute faith in himself and his players. He has not wavered. Cold facts, however, dictate the fortunes of a team. It’s not about intent or effort but the numbers on the scoreboard and in the standings. Numbers are unmoved by the rhetoric of a coach and completely unaffected by his desires, no matter how deep. Cold facts tell us the Raiders lack the elements to back up Jackson’s faith. They are neither irredeemably bad nor irrepressibly good. They are neither an utter failure nor a spectacular success. They are somewhat talented — though clearly diminished by the injuries ravaging the roster — but profoundly flawed. And those flaws keep getting in the way. The most disturbing flaw is the lack of accountability among some of the men who are supposed to set the tone for the team’s ambition and character. What are we to think when cornerback Stanford Routt, the highest-paid defensive back on the team, routinely dodges responsibility when he’s beaten or flagged for grabbing an opposing receiver? This is something Nnamdi Asomugha never did. It’s something Charles Woodson, who played on Oakland’s last Super Bowl team, never did. Where is the inner drive when wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey barely acknowledges his dropped passes but quickly points out his contributions? When Oakland sailed into December on a three-game win streak to seize first place in the AFC West, Jackson appeared to be succeeding at reaching his men. But three consecutive losses this month, a crucial stretch, shout otherwise. So this is another defining moment, maybe Oakland’s last this season. The Chiefs, who pantsed the Raiders 28-0 earlier this season, now play with even more purpose. If the Raiders care to compete, this is a game they can win. If not, then they’ll go home and get started on what will be a huge offseason undertaking. It’s up to them. They should know the reception inside Arrowhead Stadium will be as rude as the grills outside are hot.

reported, although some people suffered cuts or scrapes from fights. Shoppers also broke two doors, and 18-year-old man was arrested for assault after authorities say he punched an officer. “He did not get his shoes; he went to jail,� Murphy said. The $180 shoes went on sale Friday in a limited release at stores.

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ONLINE ONLY Check out ljworld.com and KUSports.com for online-only content from the Journal-World staff. There you’ll find:

‘Hawks in the NBA

www2.kusports.com/weblogs/hawks_nba/ A staff blog about former Jayhawks at the next level

The Keegan Ratings

www2.kusports.com/weblogs/keegan_ratings/ Tom Keegan’s postgame rankings for KU football and basketball

Rolling Along

www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/rolling_along/ Andrew Hartsock’s blog about commuting by bike

The Sideline Report

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not start today when the Steelers face the St. Louis Rams. Roethlisberger is dealing with a sprained left ankle and did not practice this week following a 20-3 loss to San Francisco on Monday. He will be replaced by veteran Charlie Batch, who is 4-2 as a spot starter since joining the Steelers in 2003. Roethlisberger said Wednesday he would prefer to play and believed his ankle was in pretty good shape after throwing for 330 yards and three interceptions against the 49ers. Yet he watched both practices this week in sweat pants as Batch took the snaps with the first team.

WASHINGTON — The Athletics and Nationals have completed a six-player trade that sends All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez from Oakland to Washington. The deal was announced Friday after the players involved passed physicals. A day earlier, Gonzalez said in a phone interview that the trade was just about done. The Nationals get Gonzalez and minor league right-hander Robert Gilliam in exchange for four players, including three top prospects: catcher Derek Norris, righthanders A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, and left-hander Tommy Milone.

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MIAMI — Orange Bowl officials say they’ve scrapped a planned sponsorship deal with Camacho Cigars. Orange Bowl spokesman BROOKLINE, MASS. — Former Boston Bruins Larry Wahl said in an email Friday that after coach and player Mike Milbury will not face mutual review, it was determined that it charges after a Massachusetts clerk magwould not be appropriate to go forward with istrate ruled Friday that there’s not enough the sponsorship. evidence to criminally charge him after his The planned sponsorship called for a large confrontation with a 12-year-old youth hockey presence at several game-day events, includplayer. ing lounges where fans could light up.

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS INTERIM COACH ROMEO CRENNEL CELEBRATES with his team at the end of a victory against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 18 in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — The endorsements for Romeo Crennel to get the Kansas City Chiefs’ full-time job keep coming. Offensive coordinator Bill Muir offered unsolicited support of Crennel on Thursday, one day after star linebacker Tamba Hali said he’d like to see the Chiefs’ defense coordinator and current interim coach get the job on a permanent basis. “The defense has started to turn the corner. It would be a shame to change that,” Muir said. “I think Romeo’s demeanor as a football coach, he relates very well to the players, he has a sternness to him, about being a dictatorial-type of man. I just think he would do a good job.” Crennel took over nearly two weeks ago, when the Chiefs fired Todd Haley after a 5-8 start. With the team in turmoil, the former Cleveland Browns coach provided a calming presence in the Chiefs’ locker room, helping keep together a team with flickering playoff hopes. Kansas City responded with its best performance of

I think anybody on this team would agree with me, if we can keep Romeo as our head coach here it would be great.”

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upset the Broncos on Saturday, and the Chargers to lose one of their two remaining games. Of course, the way this season has gone, they’ll take whatever the odds might be. There have been devastating injuries to star players like Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry, a three-game losing streak that was among the worst in NFL history, and a four-game winning streak that put them in a brief tie atop the division. There was another losing stretch that culminated in the firing of Todd Haley last week, and a buoyant victory over the Super Bowl champion Packers last Sunday. If it’s been a nauseating rollercoaster ride for Oakland, it’s been more so for the Chiefs. “This Raider team, they’re in the same situation we are, they need to win like we need to win, so they’ll be ready to go,” said the Chiefs’ Romeo Crennel, who was elevated to interim coach last week and whose calming influence has helped stabilize a team in disarray. “We have to put the best effort out there,” Crennel said. “We really have to play our best game of the year, so that’s what I talked to them about, and try to get that done. Hopefully they listened, they took that in and they’ll apply it in their preparation.”

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blocked the potential winning field goal as time expired for the Lions. “At the end of the day you have to grind it out,” Raiders coach Hue Jackson said. “It’s been very hard, but at the end of the day, we weren’t ready to win that game, because we didn’t.” Difficulty putting games away hasn’t been Palmer’s fault, at least not entirely. He was an incredible 32 of 40 for 367 yards and a touchdown without an interception against Detroit, though he did miss on a couple of passes down the stretch that could have helped wrapped things up. “It’s frustrating, no matter how good or bad you play,” Palmer said. “A loss is a loss. When you’re winning for 90 percent of the game, if you lose, you lose. “This team’s too good not to finish games out.” Now, the Raiders need to beat the Chiefs and the Chargers in their final two games, and hope Kansas City knocks off the Broncos in Week 17, to squeak into the playoffs. It’s not necessarily a long shot, but it’s certainly a longer shot than before their three-game slide. “You can’t run from that,” Jackson said, when asked whether he talked about to his team about controlling its own destiny. “They know we have let that slip away, but at the same time it’s not over. We have to go play as well as we can and change that in our favor.” Kansas City also needs a whole lot of help to make the playoffs. The defending division champions need to beat Oakland and Denver in their final two games, Buffalo to

— Kansas City Chiefs’ Tamba Hali on interim head coach Romeo Crennel the season in a 19-14 upset of the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers. Now, the reigning AFC West champions need to win their final two games and get help from Buffalo and San Diego to slip into the playoffs for the second straight year. “I think anybody on this team would agree with me, if we can keep Romeo as our head coach here it would be great,” Hali said. “We love what he does and his game plan and as you can see what happened on Sunday, he was able to control the clock along with our quarterback and that’s something we haven’t been able to do here in a long time is control the clock. Now to win games.” Exactly: Time to win games.

Crennel, who was 24-40 in four seasons in Cleveland, said his focus is on the remaining regular-season games against Oakland and Denver. After the season ends, it’ll be up to general manager Scott Pioli and CEO Clark Hunt to decide whether to give him the full-time job. “I’ve won one game. Let’s see if we can win another, and whatever happens will happen after the season is over,” Crennel said. “The only thing I can control is my players and how we play and whether we win or lose or not, so that’s what I’m going to do.” Crennel said he appreciated the support, which has been nearly universal, especially when it comes from a coaching staff that has rallied together since Haley’s firing. “I know that I can lean on these guys any time I want to or need to, and the biggest thing that I’ve done as far as leaning on them is letting them do their job,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing, because they are experienced coaches, and they know the game of football.”

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RAIDERSCHIEFS OAKLAND (7-7) at KANSAS CITY (6-8) Today, noon, CBS LINE — Chiefs by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 7-5-2; Kansas City 8-6 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 55-48-2 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Raiders 28-0, Oct. 23, 2011 LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Lions 28-27; Chiefs beat Packers 19-14 RAIDERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (6), PASS (12) RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (26), PASS (23) CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (14), PASS (26) CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (24), PASS (9) STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Oakland needs to win last two games and have Kansas City beat Denver in Week 17 to win AFC West. Chiefs need to win last two, have San Diego lose one of its next two and have Denver lose at Buffalo on Saturday. ... Raiders have lost three straight. ... Chiefs 31-13 (.705) overall against Oakland dating to 1990, including 1991 playoff game. Kansas City 14-7 in regular season at Arrowhead Stadium. ... Kansas City had season-high 438 yards against Packers last Sunday. ... Chiefs intercepted season-high six passes in their first meeting with Oakland. ... QB Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards against Green Bay, hitting 10 different receivers in first start for Kansas City. ... K Ryan Succop has converted 21 straight field goals for Chiefs, longest active streak in NFL. ... Carson Palmer has three 300-yard passing games in eight starts, most by Raiders QB in a season since Kerry Collins had three in 2005. ... Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had career highs of eight catches for 155 yards last week against Detroit. RB Michael Bush tied career high with seven catches. ... Oakland highest scoring team in NFL in 2 minutes prior to halftime with 56 points. ... Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders spent 10 seasons as assistant with Kansas City (1989-98) and returned as assistant head coach from 2001-05.

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games, especially in Big 12 Conference play, in which Kansas University All-America candidate Thomas Robinson will be double- and triple-teamed. Games like Thursday’s 63-47 victory over USC, in which the 6-10, 237-pound junior power forward muscled his way to just 10 points off 5-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds in 30 minutes. “I mean, it’s going to happen all year,” said Robinson, who had two steals, but also lost five turnovers. “They did a good job making sure I didn’t get angles or to the rim. Props to them.” Robinson — he also was shadowed by more than one defender en route to 21 points (7-18 shooting, 18 rebounds) in last Monday’s 80-74 loss to Davidson — at least knows

— Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson on USC’s defensive effort against him and the Jayhawks on Thursday what to expect when he takes the floor. “We know there will be teams that focus in on me like they did,” Robinson said of USC. “Coach (Bill Self) warned us before we went into the game it would be that type of game and be like that. I’ll watch tape and learn from it.” Robinson applauded his teammates for “stepping up” on Thursday. Elijah Johnson had 14 points, Conner Teahan 13 and Tyshawn Taylor 10. As a team, KU plodded its

way to 25 points the first half and 38 the second, mostly in halfcourt offense. “We don’t have a choice but to have fun,” Robinson said of games in which the pace slows down. “We’ll have a lot of those games. We came out sluggish tonight, but we guarded for the most part.” O Talkin’ treys: Conner Teahan (4-7 threes) joked with a USC fan who was sitting in the front row much of the game. “One of the kids said something about me missing a shot in the corner,” Teahan said. “I told him I’d make the next one for him. I made it. Then in the second half when I started off a little cold, he got on me. Then I made those two (late) I smiled at him. You know what, maybe he was the reason I was making Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo ‘em. He started talking and they started going in for me. KANSAS FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON FIGHTS INSIDE for a shot against USC defenders Byron Wesley (25) and James Blasczyk (31) during the second half on Thursday at the Galen Center. It was all in good fun.”

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TOP OF THE CLASS Lawrence High’s wrestling team is ranked No. 1 in Class 6A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. Seven Lions are ranked in the top five in their weight class.

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The club brought the wrestlers along, Streeter said, with aspirations they would some day comprise a state championship high school team. “When you look at stateranked teams, and you look at the upper echelon teams, they all have feeder kids programs,” the Lions assistant said. “You can’t survive without them.” By the time the wrestlers arrive at LHS, Naughton said, they have all the fundamentals and experience they need. As he put it: “It’s go time now.” Between Lawrence’s seven ranked wrestlers and teammates Ryan Bellinger, Macon Ezell, Garrett Girard, Alex Jones, Austin Magdaleno, Ryan Schulteis, Tim Thongone, Jacob Von Feldt and Ryan Walter, the Lions have combined to win 103 matches so far this season, with 60 losses. Even though years of preparation got them to this point,

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IN THIS PHOTO FROM 2006, future Lawrence High wrestlers pose after a top-five finish at a tournament. From left, in front: senior Nick Pursel, junior Hunter Haralson and senior Reece Wright-Conklin. Also pictured, in back: former Lawrence High wrestler Blake Greenfield. Naughton said being the toprated team in the state with seven top-five wrestlers isn’t something he or the Lions talk about that often. “We try not to focus on them (rankings). It’s so subjective,” Naughton said. “It’s just like any other statistic — you can break everything

down and make it say whatever you want to.” Denning, who holds an 11-2 record at the winter break, said if the rankings hold any importance for the wrestlers, it is in the numbers’ ability to motivate. “If we’re up there, we’re up there,” Denning said. “If not,

106 — No. 2 Tristan Star, freshman (10-3) 126 — No. 2 Hunter Haralson, junior (12-2) 132 — No. 3 Caden Lynch, junior (9-4) 152 — No. 3 Andrew Denning, junior (11-2) 170 — No. 3 Nick Pursel, senior (14-0) 182 — No. 1 Reece Wright-Conklin, senior (11-0) 220 — No. 3 Brad Wilson, senior (11-2)

that’s gonna make us work harder to get up there.” Wilson (11-2) agreed the rankings can be motivating, but said “it really doesn’t matter until February rolls around,” referring to the state tournament, where matches and state medals determine the top wrestlers.

Besides, rankings can be fleeting. “One day you could be ranked third, and one day you could not be ranked,” Wilson said. It doesn’t do wrestlers much good, he added, to get wrapped up in the top five when there are matches to worry about. “Anybody can beat you. Unless you’re Reece or something,” Wilson said, sporting a huge grin. Wright-Conklin, a two-time state champion, hasn’t lost a match since his sophomore year. He’s plenty familiar with rankings and how they can impact a wrestler’s approach. The Lions had great success in their season debut at Leavenworth, dominated Olathe South in a dual and won the Eudora Tournament of Champions before losing a dual at Gardner-Edgerton, 39-27, to close out the December schedule. As far as Wright-Conklin is concerned, LHS lost to the Trailblazers (ranked No. 5) because of the negative side effects that come with being ranked at the top.

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said. “Every time I needed something, I looked over to him and he would help me out. It probably got really annoying for him, actually. But he showed me how to be a leader, how to handle things. Dayne’s just the ideal quarterback and the ideal person.” Added safety Harrison Smith: “You’re never going to meet a better guy than Dayne.”

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the Jayhawks because of the addition of Crist and Heaps. “As a wide receiver, if I was a senior in high school and I was being recruited by a bunch of schools, and I found out that one of them just landed two five-star quarterbacks who have had some success in college and are going to be coached by one of the brightest QB minds in football, I would definitely have to give that school a serious, serious look,” said former KU wide receiver Harrison Hill. The general consensus among those who cover recruiting and follow the KU program is that the Jayhawks are in line to see a recruiting haul like never before because of the star power of Weis’ two high-profile QBs. But even those with a good handle on the recruiting business, like Jon Kirby, of Rivals.com, a 13-year veteran of tracking KU recruiting, admit it’s impossible to predict how this will play out for KU because it’s never been seen before. “The answer to that question is, yes, I believe it will have an impact on other players wanting to follow,” Kirby said. “Can I tell you that from experience? No. Because Kansas has never had these types of kids come in. It’s uncharted waters.” Hill, who ranks 10th on KU’s all-time receptions list, said he would not be surprised to see some big-time prep receivers add the Jayhawks to their lists because of the Jayhawks’ upgrade at quarterback.

“Number one, I feel like some of the guys had a little cockiness with it,” the 11-0 senior captain said. “I think that’s what happened at Gardner-Edgerton. We came in with a big head, thinking we’re number one, and some guys didn’t come to wrestle.” Lynch was out for the dual loss, but Wright-Conklin said that was no excuse and the Lions should learn a lesson from the setback and be better prepared because of it. Following the setback, Denning said, the Lions responded by working harder at practice. He said they will further “kick it up a notch” once practice resumes after the holiday break. From there, Naughton said, Lawrence needs to get back to its schedule with renewed focus — “Our expectations are we want to win everything that we’re entered in,” he said. With so many highly regarded wrestlers, LHS might have the pieces to eventually contend for a state title. Said Wilson: “We got the lineup that coaches would die for.”

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FORMER BYU QUARTERBACK JAKE HEAPS (9) THROWS a pass against Mississippi in this file photo from Sept. 3 in Oxford, Miss. Heaps announced this week that he will transfer to Kansas University for the upcoming season.

FORMER NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH, AND CURRENT KANSAS UNIVERSITY COACH, CHARLIE WEIS gives instructions as he puts in quarterback Dayne Crist against Washington State in this file photo from Oct. 31, 2009. Crist has decided to transfer to Kansas, where the former Notre Dame quarterback will be reunited with coach Weis.

“Those are the guys who throw you the ball,” said Hill, a former captain whose KU career (1997-2001) was cut short a season because of severe dehydration issues. “Knowing their talent level and the accolades they’ve received, I would see that as a huge advantage, there’s no question.” Like many within the KU football community, Hill found himself extremely excited about KU’s new quarterbacks when he heard the news on Thursday. But Hill’s excitement runs beyond be-

More on Crist After the news broke that Crist was coming to Kansas, those who know him or played with him at Notre Dame, stepped forward, one by one, and offered their support for the quarterback who was 4-6 as a starter at Notre Dame from 2008-11. Some cheered Crist’s news on Twitter. Others shared their thoughts in interviews with various publications. The one thing that was consistent in all of the reaction was that people genuinely liked the Canoga Park,

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ing a former player or a fan of the program. Hill, a native of Wichita and former prep standout at Wichita Collegiate, said the addition of Crist and Heaps signaled a turn in the right direction for the Jayhawks. “When these guys were being recruited, they saw some of the best schools in the country,” Hill said. “For them to pick Kansas must mean that they feel good about what we have here, and they believe that they could come in and get things rolling. It’s exciting.”

Calif., native for who he was as a person, not just as a football player. “I’m thrilled for Dayne,” Notre Dame athletic director, Jack Swarbrick, told Pete Thamel of The New York Times. “He’s one of the great young men to ever be with us, and he found a good home.” Two of Crist’s Notre Dame teammates shared their thoughts with Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune: “Words cannot describe what Dayne meant to this team, what he meant to me,” quarterback Andrew Hendrix

KU’s QB picture With Crist and Heaps coming to KU for the spring semester, that brings the total number of quarterbacks on KU’s roster to six, not counting quarterbacks-turned-receivers Kale Pick and Christian Matthews. Included in that group, with Crist and Heaps, are: twoyear starter and junior-to-be Jordan Webb; sophomore-tobe Blake Jablonski; and a pair of true freshmen who sat out 2011 in Brock Berglund and Michael Cummings. While it seems likely that one or two of those guys will elect to continue his playing career somewhere else, there has been no official word from KU or any of the players about possible transfers. Berglund, who graduated high school early and was supposed to join the Jayhawks last spring, ran into legal trouble and missed the entire season. When last contacted by the Journal-World in late November, Berglund, who will stand trial for thirddegree assault in Colorado’s Douglas County Jan. 10-12, said his plan was to stick with the Jayhawks and return to campus Jan. 17. Berglund said he planned to participate in spring practices, and he might emerge as Crist’s main competition next season.


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No. 4 Louisville 70, Western Kentucky 60 LAS VEGAS — Russ Smith scored 23 points and Louisville overcame a sleepy start and rallied from an eightpoint deficit in the second half to beat Western Kentucky on Friday night. Gorgui Dieng had 13 points and 15 rebounds — his fifth straight double-double — for the Cardinals (12-0) who remained one of the nation’s six unbeaten Division I teams. Kyle Kuric added 15 points, 12 coming in the first half. Trailing 50-47 following a layup by Jamal Crook with 8:49 remaining, Louisville reeled off 14 straight points, half from Smith. Western Kentucky went on a 7-0 run with Nigel Snipes’ threepointer making it 61-57 at the 1:14 mark. Western Kentucky (4-9) would draw no closer as Louisville scored its last nine points on free throws.

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LOUISVILLE’S RUSS SMITH, LEFT, PUTS UP A SHOT over the defense of Western Kentucky’s Kevin Kaspar during the second half on Friday in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 70-60.

W. KENTUCKY (4-9) Zollo 2-2 0-0 5, Fant 3-6 0-0 6, Gordon 5-14 3-6 13, Crook 6-13 1-3 13, Price 2-7 1-2 6, Kaspar 2-3 0-0 6, McDonald 0-1 2-4 2, Sheldon 0-0 0-0 0, Snipes 2-3 0-0 6, Akol 1-3 1-2 3, Starks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 8-17 60. LOUISVILLE (12-0) Kuric 5-10 2-2 15, Behanan 0-4 0-2 0, Dieng 5-9 3-4 13, Siva 2-7 0-0 4, C. Smith 1-5 5-8 8, R. Smith 7-15 8-10 23, Buckles 2-4 2-2 6, Swopshire 0-1 1-2 1, Justice 0-0 0-0 0, Ware 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 21-30 70.

Halftime-Louisville 37-34. 3-Point Goals-W. Kentucky 6-15 (Kaspar 2-3, Snipes 2-3, Zollo 1-1, Price 1-5, McDonald 0-1, Gordon 0-2), Louisville 5-16 (Kuric 3-7, C. Smith 1-2, R. Smith 1-3, Behanan 0-1, Buckles 0-1, Siva 0-2). Fouled Out-Siva, Snipes. Rebounds-W. Kentucky 31 (Gordon 9), Louisville 40 (Dieng 15). Assists-W. Kentucky 11 (Gordon 5), Louisville 11 (Siva 4). Total Fouls-W. Kentucky 27, Louisville 17. A-22,150.

No. 13 Wisconsin 79, Mississippi Valley St. 45 MADISON, WIS. — Jordan Taylor scored 17 points to lead Wisconsin. Playing for the first time in more than a week, the Badgers (11-2) showed no signs of rust, taking a 20-4 lead in the game’s first 8 minutes. MVSU (1-10) Jones 0-2 1-2 1, Studivant 0-1 0-0 0, Crosby 4-10 5-5 14, Joyner 5-13 3-5 14, Burwell 0-7 2-2 2, Pajkovic 0-3 0-0 0, Arrington 1-3 0-0 3, Cox 4-7 2-2 11, Ralling 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 14-48 13-17 45. WISCONSIN (11-2) Evans 1-6 3-6 5, Bruesewitz 3-3 0-0 6, Berggren 4-7 7-8 15, Taylor 5-9 6-7 17, Gasser 2-5 7-10 11, Brust 1-5 2-2 5, Smith 2-2 0-0 5, Fahey 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 1-1 2-2 4, Dukan 0-0 1-4 1, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 2-4 3-3 7, Kaminsky 1-1 0-2 3. Totals 22-44 31-44 79. Halftime-Wisconsin 39-22. 3-Point GoalsMVSU 4-14 (Arrington 1-1, Cox 1-2, Crosby 1-3, Joyner 1-4, Pajkovic 0-1, Ralling 0-1, Burwell 0-1, Jones 0-1), Wisconsin 4-10 (Smith 1-1, Kaminsky 1-1, Taylor 1-2, Brust 1-4, Berggren 0-1, Gasser 0-1). Fouled Out-Arrington. Rebounds-MVSU 23 (Cox 7), Wisconsin 39 (Evans 11). Assists-MVSU 9 (Burwell 4), Wisconsin 12 (Bruesewitz, Evans, Taylor, Wilson 2). Total Fouls-MVSU 29, Wisconsin 15. Technical-Wisconsin Bench. A-17,230.

Wagner 59, No. 15 Pittsburgh 54 PITTSBURGH — Latif Rivers scored all 18 of his points in the second half — including

six free throws in the final minute — to lead Wagner to the upset. Kenneth Ortiz had 12 points for the Seahawks (83), who won their first game over a ranked opponent since knocking off then-No. 15 Alabama on Nov. 24, 1978. Pitt (11-2) saw its nine-game winning streak snapped. Ashton Gibbs scored 14 points for the Panthers, who turned it over 18 times while losing to a Northeastern Conference opponent for the first time ever. The Panthers came in 70-0 all-time against NEC foes, but struggled against Wagner’s pressure and never led over the game’s final 33 minutes. Pitt drew as close as three points twice in the final 36 seconds but Rivers hit six straight free throws. Pitt started the season with just one loss at home to a non-Big East opponent in the Petersen Events Center’s first nine seasons but has lost to Long Beach State and Wagner this season. WAGNER (8-3) Williams 3-8 1-3 7, Folahan 0-4 1-2 1, Murray 3-5 1-2 10, Ortiz 6-9 0-0 12, Rivers 5-12 6-6 18, Burton 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 1-3 0-0 3, Parker 1-4 0-0 2, Thompson 1-2 2-2 4, Moody 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 11-15 59. PITTSBURGH (11-2) Patterson 1-9 3-4 6, Robinson 4-6 1-4 9, Taylor 3-4 0-3 6, Wright 3-5 1-1 7, Gibbs 5-16 3-4 14, Epps 0-1 0-0 0, J. Johnson 0-1 2-3 2, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, Zanna 2-4 2-2 6, Moore 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 19-48 14-23 54.

Halftime-Wagner 29-25. 3-Point GoalsWagner 6-17 (Murray 3-5, Rivers 2-5, Martin 1-3, Ortiz 0-1, Burton 0-1, Williams 0-2), Pittsburgh 2-15 (Patterson 1-5, Gibbs 1-7, Moore 0-1, Wright 0-2). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Wagner 28 (Williams 9), Pittsburgh 37 (Robinson 9). Assists-Wagner 11 (Ortiz 7), Pittsburgh 10 (Patterson 4). Total Fouls-Wagner 23, Pittsburgh 14. A-9,315.

No. 21 UNLV 85, California 68 LAS VEGAS — Anthony Marshall had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead UNLV. Chace Stanback had 15 points and Mike Moser added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels (13-2), who have won all eight games this season at the Thomas & Mack Center and 11 overall in Las Vegas. Oscar Bellfield had 11 points and 11 assists for UNLV, which shot 49 percent from the field. CALIFORNIA (10-3) Kamp 5-9 2-2 12, Cobbs 6-12 7-8 20, Gutierrez 3-14 6-8 12, Smith 1-4 0-0 3, Crabbe 4-13 2-2 13, Behrens 0-0 0-2 0, Bak 0-2 0-0 0, Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Thurman 0-0 0-0 0, Kravish 4-7 0-1 8. Totals 23-61 17-23 68. UNLV (13-2) Stanback 6-12 0-0 15, Moser 5-9 1-1 14, Massamba 3-4 2-5 8, Bellfield 5-10 0-1 11, Marshall 9-16 2-2 22, Thomas 4-8 0-0 8, Wallace 0-3 0-1 0, Smith 0-1 1-2 1, Lopez 2-3 0-0 4, Mashour 0-0 0-0 0, Hawkins 0-4 2-2 2. Totals 34-70 8-14 85. Halftime-UNLV 46-26. 3-Point GoalsCalifornia 5-15 (Crabbe 3-8, Cobbs 1-1, Smith 1-2, Kamp 0-1, Gutierrez 0-3), UNLV 9-24 (Moser 3-4, Stanback 3-7, Marshall 2-4, Bellfield 1-4, Wallace 0-2, Hawkins 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-California 37 (Kamp 9), UNLV 46 (Marshall 9). AssistsCalifornia 11 (Cobbs 5), UNLV 22 (Bellfield 11). Total Fouls-California 17, UNLV 18. A-15,188.

BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL

No. 6 Baylor survives West Virginia in overtime Halftime-Baylor 40-33. End Of RegulationTied 76. 3-Point Goals-Baylor 12-25 (Heslip 5-7, Jackson 4-7, Franklin 2-6, Miller 1-2, Acy 0-1, Jones III 0-2), West Virginia 9-20 (Hinds 4-5, Bryant 3-9, Jones 2-4, Rutledge 0-1, Brown 0-1). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsBaylor 36 (Jones III 10), West Virginia 39 (Jones 17). Assists-Baylor 12 (Jackson, Walton 4), West Virginia 16 (Hinds 7). Total Fouls-Baylor 16, West Virginia 14. TechnicalWalton. A-1,526.

The Associated Press

No. 6 Baylor 83, West Virginia 81, OT LAS VEGAS — Pierre Jackson scored eight consecutive points during regulation and overtime to lift Baylor to a victory over West Virginia on Friday night in the Las Vegas Classic championship game. Jackson finished with 23 points while Brady Heslip added 19 and Quincy Acy had 15. Baylor (12-0), one of six unbeatens in Division I, tied the game at 76 on Jackson’s 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in regulation. The Bears led 83-78 with 2:02 left in overtime following another three by Jackson and field goals by Gary Franklin and Acy. Jabarie Hinds’ three-pointer brought the Mountaineers (9-3) within 83-81, but his shot at the buzzer fell short of the rim. Kevin Jones had 28 points and 17 rebounds for the Mountaineers while Hinds had 18 points and seven assists and Darryl Bryant had 16 points. The Mountaineers rallied from a 69-63 deficit and tied the score on consecutive three-pointers by Hinds and Bryant. They took the lead for the first time since halftime at 74-71 when Bryant made three free throws with 2:51 left.

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BAYLOR’S PIERRE JACKSON (55) GOES UP FOR A SHOT against West Virginia’s Jabarie Hinds (4), Kevin Jones (5) and Dominique Rutledge (1) in the second half on Friday in Las Vegas. Baylor won 83-81 in overtime. The remainder of the Mountaineers’ points in regulation were scored by Rutledge with two free throws with 2:23 left, the last scoring until Jackson made his threepointer with 18 seconds left. The Bears took a 32-30 lead on Acy’s putback and then

outscored the Mountaineers 8-3 over the rest of the first half. Heslip scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the first half while Jones had 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the opening 20 minutes.

BAYLOR (12-0) Jones III 2-9 0-0 4, Acy 5-10 5-5 15, Heslip 7-10 0-0 19, Walton 1-4 5-6 7, Miller 3-6 0-1 7, Franklin 3-7 0-0 8, Neubert 0-0 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 9-16 1-2 23. Totals 30-63 11-14 83. WEST VIRGINIA (9-3) Hinds 7-11 0-1 18, Jones 13-21 0-2 28, Kilicli 3-6 1-2 7, Bryant 4-15 5-7 16, Miles 0-0 0-0 0, Rutledge 3-4 2-3 8, Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Browne 0-3 0-0 0, Williamson 0-0 0-0 0, Noreen 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 32-67 8-15 81.

Kansas State 78, UTEP 70 HONOLULU — Angel Rodriguez scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State used a late rally to beat UTEP in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic. Jamar Samuels had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-1), who took their biggest lead at 47-32 on Thomas Gipson’s field goal a minute into the second half. UTEP (5-6) responded with a 27-10 run to go in front 59-57 midway through the second half. John Bohannon scored all 10 of his points during the spurt. But the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run to pull away from a 6060 tie. Kansas State, which will play Long Beach State for the championship on Sunday, held a 39-21 rebounding advantage, including 18-6 on the offensive end. Jacques Streeter scored 15 points — 11 in the second half — to lead five UTEP players in double figures. The Wildcats’ bench outscored UTEP’s 42-13. Kansas State reserves Adrian Diaz, Jordan Hen-

riquez and Jeremy Jones each contributed eight points, while Shane Southwell had six assists and no turnovers. In the first half, UTEP’s box-and-one and triangle-andtwo defenses were ineffective. Kansas State went on a 3416 run over the final 13 minutes of the first half for a 4532 lead. Jones had all eight of his points during the surge — including consecutive threepointers from the left wing to give the Wildcats a 39-28 lead with 3:23 left in the half. Kansas State used 11 players in the first half, with 10 scoring at least two points. Kansas State finished 15 of 32 from the field in the first half, while UTEP went only 8 of 14. The Wildcats didn’t commit a turnover until the 2:37 mark of the first half. The Miners stuck with a man-to-man defense in the second half to get back into the game. UTEP forced 10 turnovers after halftime. UTEP (5-6) Washburn 5-10 2-4 13, Streeter 3-11 8-10 15, McCulley 1-4 5-6 7, Perez 4-8 0-1 10, Lang 3-5 6-9 12, Cooper 1-2 0-0 3, Perry 0-0 0-0 0, Bohannon 3-3 4-4 10. Totals 20-43 25-34 70. KANSAS ST. (9-1) Irving 3-5 0-0 7, McGruder 2-7 0-0 4, Samuels 1-8 8-11 10, Gipson 2-6 0-0 4, Spradling 4-6 2-2 11, Southwell 1-5 0-0 2, Ojeleye 0-0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 5-9 4-4 16, Diaz 3-5 2-2 8, Henriquez 3-4 2-7 8, Jones 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 27-59 18-26 78. Halftime-Kansas St. 45-32. 3-Point GoalsUTEP 5-12 (Perez 2-3, Cooper 1-1, Washburn 1-3, Streeter 1-5), Kansas St. 6-12 (Jones 2-2, Rodriguez 2-3, Irving 1-2, Spradling 1-2, Samuels 0-1, McGruder 0-2). Fouled OutBohannon. Rebounds-UTEP 21 (Bohannon, McCulley 6), Kansas St. 39 (Samuels 12). Assists-UTEP 13 (Streeter 6), Kansas St. 12 (Southwell 6). Total Fouls-UTEP 21, Kansas St. 23. A-6,676.

TOP 25 FOOTBALL

Fedora, No. 22 Southern Miss take on Nevada in Holiday Bowl HONOLULU (AP) — As if being 5,500 miles from Hattiesburg and having Waikiki beach as a backyard wasn’t enough, Conference USA champion Southern Mississippi had to deal with even more distractions. The 22nd-ranked Golden Eagles (11-2) face Western Athletic Conference runner-up Nevada (7-5) in the Hawaii Bowl today in what will be the final game under coach Larry Fedora. “It’s going to be tough. There’s a piece of my heart and soul in this football team,” said Fedora, who is leaving after four seasons to lead North Carolina. “I deeply care about each and every one of those kids. ... But I do know, they’re going to look back at this season and say we won however many games, a conference championship and we went to Ha-

waii. That’s what they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.” Southern Miss won a school-record 11 games this season en route to capturing its fifth C-USA title by upsetting Houston 49-28 in the conference championship game behind Austin Davis’ four touchdown passes. It was the Golden Eagles’ first 10-win sea- Fedora son since 1988. Despite the record year, Davis said the team isn’t done yet as Southern Miss makes its 10th straight postseason appearance and is looking to snap a two-bowl losing streak.

“I would hate to end it on a bad note. We want to finish strong and get No. 12,” said Davis, who has thrown for 3,331 yards and 28 touchdowns this year. Fedora said his team isn’t letting down after its big win over Houston. “You can go out and watch practice and you wouldn’t know if it was Aug. 5, the first day of practice for us, or if it was the next to the last practice. They’re still practicing the same way,” he said. “They understand what it takes. They understand how important it is. We’re not playing another game. We’re making history at Southern Miss.” Fedora is being replaced by South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, who was introduced in Hattiesburg while the team was in Honolulu.

“There’s a lot of distractions going on with this football team and their future. So that makes it difficult,” Fedora said. “The thing is, I’ve got to allow these seniors ... they’re going to be the ones that lead us through the distractions. I expect us to play as we do week in and week out.” While Southern Miss is making its first trip here since beating Hawaii in 1977, Nevada is no stranger to the islands, or the Hawaii Bowl. Nevada is making its seventh straight postseason appearance and 12th overall. It will be playing in the Hawaii Bowl for the third time since 2005. Nevada defeated Central Florida 49-48 in overtime in 2005 and lost to SMU 45-10 in 2009. “We’ve been here. It’s great and beautiful and we love it here, but for us, it’s a busi-

ness trip,” Nevada defensive tackle Brett Roy said. “We know what we’re here to do.” Featuring a high-powered offense that ranks fifth in the nation with 522.8 yards a game and eighth in rushing (251.8), Nevada is coming off a roller coaster year where it started 1-3 and won five straight before losing to Louisiana Tech and Utah State, blowing its chances for a conference title in its final season in the WAC before moving to the Mountain West Conference. “We want to get that bad taste out of our mouths,” said Roy, who is eighth in the nation in both sacks (10) and tackles for loss (18.5). “In order to do that, we have to go through Southern Miss, which is a high-caliber team.” Quarterback Cody Fajardo, who didn’t start until

the fifth game, runs Nevada’s potent pistol. He has passed for 1,647 yards and six scores while rushing for 680 yards and 11 TDs. Nevada also has Rishard Matthews, who has caught 91 passes for 1,364 yards and eight TDs. The Wolf Pack will be trying to pressure Davis, who has a quartet of capable running backs and his favorite receivers, Kelvin Bolden and Ryan Balentine. Nevada is hoping Southern Miss had its fill of Hawaii and a week that included a luau and trip to Pearl Harbor. “Hopefully they’re all swimming, all tired and surfing up a storm,” Roy said. Fedora said he wants his players to enjoy Hawaii because they have earned it. But they’ll be ready at kickoff. “They’re enjoying their free time and when it’s time to go, we go,” he said.


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NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 3 0 .786 437 297 N.Y. Jets 8 6 0 .571 346 315 Miami 5 9 0 .357 286 269 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 311 371 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 255 Tennessee 7 7 0 .500 279 278 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 207 293 Indianapolis 2 13 0 .133 230 411 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Baltimore 10 4 0 .714 334 236 x-Pittsburgh 10 4 0 .714 285 218 Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 305 283 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 195 274 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 8 6 0 .571 292 343 Oakland 7 7 0 .500 317 382 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 358 313 Kansas City 6 8 0 .429 192 319 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 8 6 0 .571 348 296 N.Y. Giants 7 7 0 .500 334 372 Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 342 311 Washington 5 9 0 .357 252 300 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 11 3 0 .786 457 306 Atlanta 9 5 0 .643 341 281 Carolina 5 9 0 .357 341 368 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 247 401 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 13 1 0 .929 480 297 Detroit 9 5 0 .643 395 332 Chicago 7 7 0 .500 315 293 Minnesota 2 12 0 .143 294 406 West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco11 3 0 .786 327 185 Seattle 7 7 0 .500 284 273 Arizona 7 7 0 .500 273 305 St. Louis 2 12 0 .143 166 346 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Today’s Games Oakland at Kansas City, noon Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon St. Louis at Pittsburgh, noon Denver at Buffalo, noon Tampa Bay at Carolina, noon Minnesota at Washington, noon Cleveland at Baltimore, noon Miami at New England, noon N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, noon Arizona at Cincinnati, noon San Diego at Detroit, 3 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. Sunday’s Game Chicago at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, noon Carolina at New Orleans, noon Detroit at Green Bay, noon San Francisco at St. Louis, noon Tennessee at Houston, noon Buffalo at New England, noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, noon N.Y. Jets at Miami, noon Indianapolis at Jacksonville, noon Baltimore at Cincinnati, noon Pittsburgh at Cleveland, noon Dallas at N.Y. Giants, noon Washington at Philadelphia, noon San Diego at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 3:15 p.m.

Playoff Scenarios

Week 16 AFC CLINCHED: Houston-AFC South, New England-AFC East, Baltimoreplayoff spot, Pittsburgh-playoff spot NEW ENGLAND — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND Houston loss or tie OR Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie OR Tie AND Houston loss OR Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Baltimore loss — Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win AND Houston loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie BALTIMORE — Clinches AFC North division with: Win AND Pittsburgh loss — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Houston loss DENVER — Clinches AFC West division with: Win AND Oakland loss or tie OR Tie AND Oakland loss AND San Diego loss or tie — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie NFC CLINCHED: Green Bay-NFC North and first-round bye, San FranciscoNFC West, New Orleans-playoff spot GREEN BAY — Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: Win or tie OR San Francisco loss or tie SAN FRANCISCO — Clinches a first-round bye with: Win AND New Orleans loss NEW ORLEANS — Clinches NFC South division with: Win or tie DALLAS — Clinches NFC East division with: Win AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR Tie AND N.Y. Giants loss ATLANTA — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win or tie OR Dallas loss or tie AND Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie OR N.Y. Giants loss or tie AND Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie DETROIT — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND Dallas loss or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR Chicago loss or tie AND Arizona loss or tie AND Seattle loss or tie AND Atlanta win or tie

AFC Individual Leaders Week 16 Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NWE 530 351 4593 35 11 Schaub, HOU 292 178 2479 15 6 Roethlisberg, PIT 473 301 3856 21 14 Rivers, SND 503 319 4015 23 17 Mat. Moore, MIA 283 172 2081 12 6 Tebow, DEN 220 107 1484 11 2 Sanchez, NYJ 452 257 3009 23 13 Dalton, CIN 441 260 3012 18 13 Hasselbeck, TEN 443 273 2924 15 12 Fitzpatrick, BUF 496 309 3329 22 19 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD Jones-Drew, JAC 294 1334 4.54 43 7 A. Foster, HOU 278 1224 4.40 43 10 R. Rice, BAL 244 1086 4.45 67 10 Mathews, SND 211 1033 4.90 39 6 McGahee, DEN 206 990 4.81 60t 4 Re. Bush, MIA 194 973 5.02 76t 6 Benson, CIN 244 959 3.93 42 6 S. Greene, NYJ 225 941 4.18 31 6 F. Jackson, BUF 170 934 5.49 80t 6 Ch. Johnson, TEN 232 930 4.01 48t 4 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Welker, NWE 104 1380 13.3 99t 9 Gronkowsk, NWE 75 1141 15.2 52t 15 R. Rice, BAL 71 648 9.1 52 2 B. Marshall, MIA 70 1021 14.6 65t 5 Bowe, KAN 69 986 14.3 52t 4 Garcon, IND 68 925 13.6 87t 6 St. Johnson, BUF 68 872 12.8 53 6 Hernandez, NWE 68 736 10.8 46 6

M. Wallace, PIT Wayne, IND Scoring Touchdowns

PITT-IFUL

67 1100 16.4 95t 8 67 887 13.2 56t 4

TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Gronkowsk, NWE16 1 15 0 96 A. Foster, HOU 12 10 2 0 72 R. Rice, BAL 12 10 2 0 72 Jones-Drew, JAC 10 7 3 0 60 Decker, DEN 9 0 8 1 54 Green-Ellis, NWE 9 9 0 0 54 Tolbert, SND 9 7 2 0 54 Welker, NWE 9 0 9 0 54 Burress, NYJ 8 0 8 0 48 M. Bush, OAK 8 7 1 0 48 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Rackers, HOU 38-39 29-35 54 125 Gostkowski, NWE 51-51 24-28 50 123 Cundiff, BAL 35-35 27-36 51 116 Nugent, CIN 30-31 27-29 49 111 Novak, SND 35-36 25-31 53 110 Janikowski, OAK 33-33 24-27 63 105 Bironas, TEN 30-30 23-26 53 99 Carpenter, MIA 22-22 24-29 51 94 Folk, NYJ 40-40 18-23 51 94 Suisham, PIT 32-32 19-26 51 89

Thursday’s Games Missouri 58, Memphis 48 Oklahoma State 98, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 35 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Sam Houston State at Kansas, 7 p.m. Delaware State at Texas, 7 p.m. TCU at Oklahoma, 7 p.m.

Kansas Women

Exhibition Emporia State W, 83-61 Pittsburg State W, 68-43 Regular season Western Michigan W, 76-64 (1-0) Creighton W, 73-59 (2-0) at Wake Forest, W 74-73 (3-0) Lamar in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 90-40 (4-0) IUPUI in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 71-50 (5-0) FAU in Basketball Travelers, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 82-63 (6-0) SMU, W 75-52 (7-0) at Alabama, L 76-80 (7-1) Wisconsin, W 73-44 (8-1) UMKC, W 77-52 (9-1) Oral Roberts, W 85-68 (10-1) Dec. 28 — Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 4 — at Texas, 8 p.m. (Longhorn) Jan. 7 — Kansas State, 7 p.m. (Metro) Jan. 11 — Iowa State, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 15 — at Missouri, 11:30 a.m. (FSN) Jan. 18 — at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. Jan. 21 — Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 25 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (Knology) Jan. 28 — at Baylor, 7 p.m. Jan. 31 — Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 4 — at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 — Texas, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 12 — at Kansas State, noon (FSN) Feb. 15 — at Iowa State, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 — Missouri, 1 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 21 — at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 — Baylor, 6:30 p.m. (FSN) Feb. 29 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (Metro) March 4 — at Oklakhoma, TBA March 7-10 — Big 12 championship at Kansas City, Mo.

NFC Individual Leaders Week 16 Quarterbacks

A. Rodgers, GBY Brees, NOR Romo, DAL Stafford, DET E. Manning, NYG Ale. Smith, SNF M. Ryan, ATL Cutler, CHI C. Newton, CAR Kolb, ARI Rushers

Att Com Yds TD Int 473 322 4360 40 6 583 417 4780 37 11 483 317 3895 29 9 568 356 4145 33 14 529 326 4362 25 15 389 239 2752 16 5 505 307 3698 26 12 314 182 2319 13 7 475 283 3722 17 16 253 146 1955 9 8

Att Yds Avg LG TD L. McCoy, PHL 260 1274 4.90 60 17 M. Turner, ATL 273 1129 4.14 61 9 Gore, SNF 252 1119 4.44 55 7 M. Lynch, SEA 245 1011 4.13 47 11 Forte, CHI 203 997 4.91 46 3 B. Wells, ARI 231 994 4.30 71 10 S. Jackson, STL 220 966 4.39 47t 5 A. Peterson, MIN 196 932 4.76 54 11 Murray, DAL 164 897 5.47 91t 2 Blount, TAM 176 758 4.31 54t 5 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD J. Graham, NOR 87 1171 13.5 59 9 R. White, ATL 85 1100 12.9 43 8 Ca. Johnson, DET 81 1335 16.5 73t 14 Sproles, NOR 79 659 8.3 39 5 T. Gonzalez, ATL 74 826 11.2 30 7 Cruz, NYG 73 1194 16.4 74t 7 St. Smith, CAR 72 1299 18.0 77t 6 Harvin, MIN 72 787 10.9 52t 5 H. Nicks, NYG 70 1096 15.7 68 6 Witten, DAL 68 849 12.5 64 5 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts L. McCoy, PHL 20 17 3 0 120 Ca. Johnson, DET 14 0 14 0 84 C. Newton, CAR 13 13 0 0 78 M. Lynch, SEA 12 11 1 0 72 A. Peterson, MIN 12 11 1 0 72 J. Nelson, GBY 10 0 10 0 60 B. Wells, ARI 10 10 0 0 60 D. Bryant, DAL 9 0 9 0 54 J. Graham, NOR 9 0 9 0 54 G. Jennings, GBY 9 0 9 0 54 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Akers, SNF 29-29 38-44 55 143 D. Bailey, DAL 36-36 32-36 51 132 Kasay, NOR 51-51 26-32 53 129 Crosby, GBY 57-58 23-26 58 126 Ja. Hanson, DET 45-45 22-26 51 111 Gould, CHI 34-34 25-28 57 109 M. Bryant, ATL 38-38 23-25 50 107 Gano, WAS 22-23 26-35 59 100 Henery, PHL 40-40 20-23 47 100 Hauschka, SEA 30-30 22-26 52 96

College Football

Bowl Glance Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Today’s Game Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s Game Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday’s Games Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday’s Games Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday’s Games Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday’s Games Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 5:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), noon (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), noon (ABC)

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PITTSBURGH’S LAMAR PATTERSON, TOP, FOULS Wagner’s Latif Rivers in the second half on Friday in Pittsburgh. Wagner upset No. 15 Pittsburgh 59-54.

Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), noon (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 7 p.m. (FOX) Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

NBA Schedule

Sunday’s Games Boston at New York, 11 a.m. Miami at Dallas, 1:30 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 4 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 9 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New York at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 9 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 8 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Denver at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 8 p.m. Jan. 1 Boston at Washington, 5 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

College Men

EAST Albany (NY) 82, Dartmouth 74 Maine 71, Brown 58 Norfolk St. 84, St. Francis (NY) 74 Penn 84, Marist 71 Providence 80, Rhode Island 61 St. Bonaventure 82, St. Francis (Pa.) 58 Vermont 65, Towson 49 Wagner 59, Pittsburgh 54 SOUTH George Mason 81, Manhattan 61 Georgia 64, Furman 50 Louisville 70, W. Kentucky 60 Maryland 65, Radford 60 Morehead St. 62, Ball St. 54 Seton Hall 87, Longwood 61 Tennessee 66, ETSU 63 MIDWEST Cincinnati 95, Chicago St. 60 Dayton 64, Ill.-Chicago 57 IUPUI 97, Valparaiso 88 Ohio 82, NC A&T 66 W. Michigan 91, Oakland 76 Wisconsin 79, MVSU 45 FAR WEST Baylor 83, West Virginia 81, OT Kennesaw St. 69, Texas A&M-CC 65 Tennessee Tech 67, BethuneCookman 59 UNLV 85, California 68 TOURNAMENT Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Class Semifinals Kansas St. 78, UTEP 70 Long Beach State 64, Auburn 43

Big 12 Men

Conf. Overall W L W L 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 9 3 0 0 9 3 0 0 8 3 0 0 8 3 0 0 6 5 0 0 5 5

Missouri Baylor Oklahoma Kansas State Texas Iowa State Kansas Texas A&M Oklahoma State Texas Tech Friday’s Games Baylor 83, West Virginia 81 Kansas State 78, UTEP 70

Kansas Men

Exhibition Pittsburg State, W 84-55 Fort Hays State (exhibition), W 101-52 Regular season Towson (first-round Maui Invitational), W 100-54 (1-0) Kentucky in New York (Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden), L 65-75 (1-1). Georgetown (Maui Invitational), W 67-63 (2-1) UCLA (Maui Invitational), W 72-56 (3-1) Duke (Maui Invitational), L 61-68 (3-2) Florida Atlantic, W 77-54 (4-2) South Florida, W 70-42 (5-2) Long Beach State, W 88-80 (6-2) Ohio State, W 78-67 (7-2) Davidson, (M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout), L 74-80 (7-3) USC, W 63-47 (8-3) Dec. 29 — Howard, 7 p.m., JTV. Dec. 31 — North Dakota, 3 p.m., ESPNU. Jan. 4 — Kansas State, 7 p.m., Big 12 network. Jan. 7 — at Oklahoma, 1 p.m., ESPNU. Jan. 11 — at Texas Tech, 8 p.m., ESPNU. Jan. 14 — Iowa State, 3 p.m., Big 12. Jan. 16 — Baylor, 8:30 p.m., ESPN. Jan. 21 — at Texas, 3 p.m., CBS. Jan. 23 — Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN. Jan. 28 — at Iowa State, 1 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2. Feb. 1 — Oklahoma, 8 p.m., ESPNU. Feb. 4 — at Missouri, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 8 — at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN/ ESPN2. Feb. 11 — Oklahoma State, 3 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 13 — at Kansas State, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 18 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 22 — at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN2. Feb. 25 — Missouri, 3 p.m., CBS. Feb. 27 — at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 3 — Texas, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 7-10 — Big 12 championship, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

College Men’s Schedule

Sunday’s Games TOURNAMENTS Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic At Honolulu Seventh Place Southern Illinois vs. Xavier-Hawaii loser Fifth Place Clemson vs. Xavier-Hawaii winner

Third Place UTEP vs. Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Championship Kansas St. vs. Long Beach St., 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 EAST Providence at St. John’s, 6 p.m. SOUTH Winthrop at Georgia, 6 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Virginia, 6 p.m. Belhaven at Southern Miss., 7 p.m. MIDWEST Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Illinois, 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Saint Louis, 7 p.m. Eureka at W. Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST New Orleans at North Texas, 7 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. FAR WEST Vanguard at Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 EAST American U. at Mount St. Mary’s, 3 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Bucknell, 6 p.m. Quinnipiac at Colgate, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Duquesne, 6 p.m. UAB at George Washington, 6 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Lafayette, 6 p.m. Columbia at Marist, 6 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at NJIT, 6 p.m. UMBC at Niagara, 6 p.m. Morgan St. at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. Lehigh at St. Peter’s, 6 p.m. Cornell at Stony Brook, 6 p.m. Seton Hall at Syracuse, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Temple, 6 p.m. Villanova at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Binghamton at Canisius, 6:30 p.m. Fairfield at Drexel, 6:30 p.m. SOUTH UNC Asheville at W. Carolina, 5 p.m. Siena at FAU, 6 p.m. CCSU at Florida A&M, 6 p.m. Georgetown at Louisville, 6 p.m. Army at Presbyterian, 6 p.m. Liberty at Richmond, 6 p.m. Wofford at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Erskine at Charleston Southern, 6:30 p.m. Albany (NY) at Maryland, 7 p.m. Lamar at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. UConn at South Florida, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Northwestern at Ohio St., 4:30 p.m. Indiana at Michigan St., 6:30 p.m. Wichita St. at Bradley, 7 p.m. Missouri St. at Creighton, 7 p.m. Oakland at N. Dakota St., 7 p.m. IPFW at S. Dakota St., 7 p.m. S. Utah at South Dakota, 7 p.m. Cleveland St. at Toledo, 7 p.m. Indiana St. at Drake, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at UMKC, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at SE Missouri, 7:30 p.m. Purdue at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST NC A&T at Houston, 2 p.m. Oklahoma St. vs. SMU at American Airlines Center, Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at Rice, 7 p.m. Samford at Sam Houston St., 7 p.m. UC Riverside at UTSA, 7 p.m. Huston-Tillotson at Texas St., 7:30 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Baylor at American Airlines Center, Dallas, 8 p.m. Mercer at Tulsa, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST New Orleans at Colorado, 8 p.m. Portland at Gonzaga, 8 p.m. Portland St. at Montana, 8 p.m. E. Washington at Montana St., 8 p.m. New Mexico at New Mexico St., 8 p.m. Cedarville at Nevada, 9 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at UNLV, 9 p.m. TOURNAMENTS Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational At El Paso, Texas First Round Ark.-Pine Bluff vs. Jacksonville St., 5:30 p.m. Colorado St. at UTEP, 8 p.m.

College Women

Green Bay 65, Wisconsin 49 Minnesota 71, NJIT 47

Big 12 Women

Conf. Overall W L W L Baylor 0 0 12 0 Texas Tech 0 0 10 0 Oklahoma State 0 0 7 0 Kansas 0 0 10 1 Missouri 0 0 9 1 Texas 0 0 9 2 Texas A&M 0 0 8 2 Iowa State 0 0 7 2 Oklahoma 0 0 7 3 Kansas State 0 0 7 4 Wednesday’s Games Kansas 85, Oral Roberts 68 Texas Tech 75, Western Kentucky 38 Baylor 90, McNeese State 50

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX-Named Tim Bogar bench coach, Bob McClure pitching coach, Alex Ochoa first base coach and Jerry Royster third base coach. Announced hitting coach Dave Magadan and bullpen coach Gary Tuck will return. LOS ANGELES ANGELS-Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Langerhans, RHP Eric Hurley and C Robinzon Diaz on minor league contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDS-Acquired LHP Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs for LHP Travis Wood, OF Dave Sappelt and INF Ronald Torreyes. Claimed RHP Josh Judy off waivers from Cleveland. WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Traded C Derek Norris, RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Brad Peacock, and LHP Tommy Milone to Oakland for LHP Gio Gonzalez and RHP Robert Gilliams. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA-Reduced the season-opening suspensions for Los Angeles Lakers F Andrew Bynum and Detroit F Charlie Villanueva from five to four games. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS-Waived F Melvin Ely, F Taylor Griffin, and G Durrell Summers. Declined to match the offer sheet made by Memphis for F Dante Cunningham. DENVER NUGGETS-Waived G Cory Higgins and F Michael Ruffin. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Waived F Walter Sharpe. MIAMI HEAT-Waived F Derrick Byers. NEW JERSEY NETS-Signed G DeShawn Stevenson. Waived F Ime Udoka. FOOTBALL National Fooball League NFL-Fined Cincinnati LB Dan Skuta $20,000 for an illegal blindside block and Cincinnati S Chris Crocker $15,000 for roughing the passer; Oakland DB Jerome Boyd $20,000 for an illegal blindside block; Detroit DE Cliff Avril and LB Stephen Tulloch $15,000 apiece for horse collar tackles; Houston LB Brian Cushing $10,000 for hitting the quarterback in the head and neck area; New York Giants LB Jason Pierre-Paul $10,000 for an illegal hit on the quarterback; and New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes docked $7,500 for excessive celebration. CAROLINA PANTHERS-Placed CB Captain Munnerlyn on injured reserve. Signed CB Jonathan Nelson from the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Placed CB Curtis Brown on injured reserve. Signed RB John Clay from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSAssigned LW Dane Byers to Springfield (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned D Evan Oberg to Norfolk (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS-Called up F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY-Re-signed D Sean Franklin, MF Bryan Jordan and F Adam Cristman. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTIONSigned MF Clyde Simms. COLLEGE LIBERTY LEAGUE-Named Bob Lowe director of communications. MAINE-Signed men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward to a contract extension through the 2015 season.

Fight Schedule

Dec. 30 At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, Calif. (SHO), Andre Dirrell vs. Darryl Cunningham, 10, super middleweights; Jermain Taylor vs. Jessie Nicklow, 10, middleweights. Dec. 31 At Yokohama, Japan, Takashi Uchiyama vs. Jorge Solis, 12, for Uchiyama’s WBA World junior lightweight title; Celestino Caballero vs. Satoshi Hosono, 12, for Caballero’s WBA World featherweight title. At Osaka, Japan, Kazuto Ioka vs. Yedgoen Tor-Chalermchai, 12, for Ioka’s WBC strawweight title. At Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center (SHO), Tavoris Cloud vs. Zsolt Erdei, 12, for Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title; Rico Ramos vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, 12, for Ramos’ WBA World junior featherweight title. 2012 Jan. 6 At Key West, Fla. (ESPN2), Dyah Davis vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif. (SHO), Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Raymundo Beltran, 10, lightweights. Jan. 7 At Heredia, Costa Rica, Bryan Vazquez vs. Eugenio Lopez, 12, for Vazquez’s interim WBA World super featherweight title. Jan. 13 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin, 10, junior featherweights.

Jan. 14 At Offenburg, Germany, Arthur Abraham vs. Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias, 10, super middleweights; Robert Stieglitz vs. Henry Weber, 12, for Stieglitz’s WBO super middleweight title. Jan. 21 At Philadelphia (NBCSN), Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 10, heavyweights; Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass, 10, junior middleweights. Jan. 27 At Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Julio Diaz, 10, junior welterweights; Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brain Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Houston (HBO), Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Morales’ WBC junior welterweight title; James Kirkland vs. Carlos Molina, 10, junior middleweights. At TBA, Mexico, Miguel Vazquez vs. Ameth Diaz, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title. Feb. 3 At Quebec City, Quebec (SHO), Pier Olivier Cote vs. Maurico Herrera, 12, for Cote’s IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title. At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda, 10, light heavyweights. Feb. 4 At San Antonio (HBO), Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., 12, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. Feb. 10 At Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Demetrius Andrade vs. Derek Ennis, 12, IBF junior middleweight eliminator; Joe Hanks vs. Tony Grano, 10, heavyweights. Feb. 11 At Las Vegas (SHO), Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto, 12, welterweights. Feb. 17 At TBA, Texas (ESPN2), John Molina vs. Alejandro Sanabria, 10, lightweights. Feb. 18 At Olympic Hall, Munich, Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title. Feb. 24 At TBA, Calif. (ESPN2), Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz, 12, junior lightweights. March 3 At Duesseldorf, Germany, Vitali Klitschko vs. Jean-Marc Mormeck, 12, for Klitschko’s WBA Super WorldIBF-WBO-IBO heavyweight titles.

Final Baseball Payrolls

Final 2011 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner’s office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values. N.Y. Yankees Boston Philadelphia L.A. Angels N.Y. Mets Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox San Francisco Minnesota Detroit St. Louis L.A. Dodgers Texas Seattle Colorado Milwaukee Atlanta Baltimore Cincinnati Houston Toronto Washington Oakland Arizona Florida Cleveland Pittsburgh San Diego Tampa Bay Kansas City Total

$216,044,956 174,116,280 165,313,989 143,099,729 142,244,744 140,608,942 125,814,762 125,111,390 115,419,106 113,230,923 113,156,467 109,865,640 103,967,140 98,067,684 96,145,529 93,234,011 88,128,545 86,856,480 81,621,587 81,139,621 75,851,382 72,022,999 70,476,206 65,603,602 61,940,280 53,533,393 51,784,810 45,620,873 44,969,740 44,566,470 2,999,557,280

Baseball Luxury Tax

Major league teams that had to pay luxury tax during the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons, and totals since 2003, as obtained by The Associated Press: Team 2011 2010 2009 Totals NYY $13.9m $18m $25.7m $206.1m Bos $3.4m $1.5m $18.8m Det $1.3m LAA $927,057 Tot. $17.3m$19.5m$25.7m $227.1m

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 33 21 8 4 46 99 72 Philadelphia 34 21 9 4 46 118 99 Pittsburgh 35 20 11 4 44 114 91 New Jersey 34 19 14 1 39 95 99 N.Y. Islanders 33 11 16 6 28 77 108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 33 23 9 1 47 119 63 Toronto 35 18 13 4 40 110 113 Ottawa 36 17 14 5 39 111 122 Buffalo 34 16 15 3 35 92 101 Montreal 36 13 16 7 33 88 101 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 36 18 11 7 43 94 98 Winnipeg 35 16 14 5 37 96 104 Washington 33 17 14 2 36 98 101 Tampa Bay 34 14 17 3 31 90 116 Carolina 36 11 19 6 28 91 121 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 35 22 9 4 48 118 102 St. Louis 34 20 10 4 44 87 74 Detroit 34 21 12 1 43 111 78 Nashville 35 18 13 4 40 95 99 Columbus 34 9 21 4 22 85 117 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 36 20 11 5 45 86 82 Vancouver 35 21 12 2 44 115 85 Calgary 36 17 15 4 38 90 98 Colorado 36 18 17 1 37 96 105 Edmonton 34 15 16 3 33 93 91 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 32 19 10 3 41 95 77 Dallas 34 20 13 1 41 92 96 Phoenix 35 18 14 3 39 92 92 Los Angeles 35 16 14 5 37 76 85 Anaheim 34 9 19 6 24 80 113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO Toronto 3, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4, Florida 3, OT Nashville 6, Columbus 5 Winnipeg 4, Montreal 0 Calgary 3, Detroit 2 Edmonton 4, Minnesota 1 Friday’s Games New Jersey 4, Washington 3, SO San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, SO Boston 8, Florida 0 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 2, Ottawa 1, OT Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 1 Dallas 6, Nashville 3 Colorado 2, Tampa Bay 1, OT St. Louis 3, Phoenix 2 Calgary 3, Vancouver 1 Today’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Games No games scheduled


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Common ground unites James, Wade in Year 2 Putting fresh names on community health.

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are known to bicker like brothers. They screamed at one another more than once during Miami Heat playoff games last season. And when they’re on opposite teams in practice, they attack the other like they would any opponent. Now they’re closer than ever. And on the cusp of entering Year 2 together with the Heat, Wade and James opened up about their friendship Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t think many players that have the similar games as we have or have done the things that we did in the league can come together this fast and make it work,” Wade said. “That communication is there. I don’t mind him saying something to me. I don’t mind when I have to say something to him. We know how to make it work.” They have so much in common that both find it almost funny sometimes. Forget the obvious stuff: They’re both among the NBA’s highest-paid players, then make another truckload of money annually in endorsements. They’re both among the league’s best scorers, perennial All-Stars, among the most recognizable athletes in the world. What’s often forgotten is the ties that really bind, like both having difficult times as kids, relying on one parent at a time and soon understanding that basketball was the vehicle for changing their lives. James is 6-foot-8, Wade is 6-foot-4. James is from Akron, Wade from Chicago. James loves tattoos, Wade doesn’t have any. James went to the NBA straight out of high school, Wade went to college first. Nonetheless, Wade and James basically look at each other as mirror images. “That had a lot to do with me coming down here,” James said. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen that he hasn’t seen, and vice versa. To be able to be alongside him, be with him every day and basically go through the same

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MIAMI HEAT GUARD DWYANE WADE, LEFT, AND FORWARD LEBRON JAMES SHARE A LAUGH on the bench during a preseason game against the Orlando Magic, on Dec. 18 in Miami. things on the court and off the court, it’s great. Sometimes you’re able to sit back and see things from a different perspective instead of everybody watching you.” They take their cues from each other, whether it is fashion, workout regimens or just where to sit sometimes. For Friday’s post-practice interview, Wade slid his body down a wall in a room adjacent to the Heat training facility, slumping to the floor. “Tired,” Wade said. Two minutes later, James entered the room. Even though he didn’t see how Wade took his seat, he did the same thing, putting his back to the wall and sliding to the red carpet. “Tired,” James said. Maybe it’s more than a coincidence. “What’s the saying? Iron sharpens iron. Greatness breeds greatness,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “So you see an example of that next to you. Those guys want to be challenged. Those guys like to be challenged. They do not accept the success that they’ve had and where they are right now. They’re always trying to push to go to the next level. And there’s no better way for them to do that than to have an equal peer next to them, pushing them.” The biggest question when Wade, James and Chris Bosh teamed up in July 2010 was will it work? There have been bumps in the road, and likely there will be a few more — but they are making it work.

James finished second in the league in scoring, Wade finished fourth. Of course, numbers aren’t everything and Dallas beat Miami in last season’s finals. And James and Wade will get yet another reminder of that defeat Sunday when the Heat open their season against the Mavericks — and watch the new champs raise their banner. “For us, getting better is not necessarily going to show in our numbers,” Wade said. “It’s going to show in our leadership. It’s going to show in those moments where we get in those games like the finals where we’re up 10 in the fourth quarter, how do we help our team get that win no matter what’s going on in the game. It’s moreso that, not just how we score the ball, rebound, pass. We’re going to have those numbers. It’s the other things.” Last year in training camp, Wade and James wanted to be on separate teams in practice. This year, with an abbreviated training camp and the core of last year’s Eastern Conference championship team back, the mano-a-mano matchups haven’t happened much, their preference being to keep Miami’s first unit together as much as possible to get sharp for the season. That’s fine with James and Wade. “I’d rather not go against him,” James said. “We’re two competitors. We go against each other at practice at times. But I’ve found it’s definitely better to have him by my side.”

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Last season Arthur averaged 9.1 points and shot about 50 percent in his third NBA season.

Pierce might miss Celtics’ opener WALTHAM, MASS. — Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn’t practice Friday because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston’s season opener against the Knicks in New York on Christmas Day. Pierce did shoot around after the session, but coach Doc Rivers wasn’t optimistic his captain would be available Sunday, when the Celtics and Knicks are playing

one of the NBA’s five season openers. “He didn’t do anything,” Rivers said. “He seemed to be working more as far as working out, so we’ll see. I still think it’s doubtful, but we’ll see.” “I think we’ll know better (Saturday). Paul may wake up and say, ‘Coach, I wanna go.’ Pierce I can tell you this, it’s very unlikely he’ll start if he plays. I don’t think that’ll happen. If he does play, he’ll play 15 to 20 minutes, but right now, I don’t see him playing.”

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ADVENTIST

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

1000 Connecticut St. Tony Cash, pastor .......................913-772-8337 Sabbath School ............................... 9:20 a.m. Worship Service .............................11:00 a.m. For information call ...........................843-6383

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ST. JAMES AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

647 Maple St. P.O. Box 923 Lawrence, KS 66044-0923 Pastor Donald A. Baker ................913-758-1028 Sunday School.................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship........................... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study .....................6:30 p.m.

ST. LUKE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

900 New York Street ..........................841-0847 Rev. Verdell Taylor ...........................865-1589 Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ..................... 6:30 p.m.

ANGLICAN

ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

2140 SW Hodges Rd., Topeka ........785-273-4619 Traditional Worship, Faith & Practice 1928 Book of Common Prayer Services ..Sunday at 10:00 a.m. & Wed. 5:30 p.m. Father Gerald Parks... http://www.topeka-anglican.org

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

CALVARY TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Louisiana at 29th St. Terr. Pastor Marshall Lackrone...................842-6463 Sunday Morning Worship ..................10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Sunday School........... 9:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service .................... 6:30 p.m. Monday Night New Converts Class ....... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study ............. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Youth Meetings................ 6:30 p.m.

CLINTON PARKWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD

3200 Clinton Parkway ........................843-7189 Rev. Rick Burwick, Pastor SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast and Meeting .............. 8:00 a.m. Hispanic Service ................................ 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY AM Worship Service; Kids Count Children’s Ministry; Nursery Care ........10:00 a.m. L.I.F.E. Classes for all ages; Nursery (Girls Ministry; Pioneer Club for boys; Jr. High class; electives for adults ........ 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY Youth Ministries .............................. 6:30 p.m.

EUDORA ASSEMBLY OF GOD

800 Block of Main Street, Eudora ..........542-2182 Rev. Glenn H. Weld, Pastor MPV Prayer Meeting Saturday,............ 7:30 p.m. Sunday School ............................... .9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m. Youth Alive Sunday .............................. 6 p.m. Children’s Church prior to sermon Sunday Evening Praise ...................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service .......................... 7:00 p.m.

NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD

5th & Baker, Baldwin City ...................594-3045 Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ............................11:00 a.m. Evening Worship ............................. 6:00 p.m. Wed. Evening Worship ...................... 7:00 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN ASSEMBLY OF GOD

1225 Oak St., Perry, KS 66073 (located in Williamstown) Pastors Rick Burcham & Gary Pearson 785-597-5228. Sunday School .................... ............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ............................10:30 a.m. Evening Service/Youth...................... .6:30 p.m. Wednesday Concert of Prayer ............. 6:30 p.m.

BAHA’I FAITH

LAWRENCE BAHA’I COMMUNITY

4824 Quail Crest Place Phone: (785) 843-2703 Worship Service ................. 10:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Classes .....................1:00-3:00 p.m.

BAPTIST

AMERICAN

BLESSED BAPTIST HOPE CHURCH (ABA)

Location ............ 1115 N. 1700 Rd, Lawrence, KS Phone.................................... (785) 856-1398 Pastor.................................. Everett Ledbetter Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ............................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ............................. 6:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m.

EUDORA BAPTIST CHURCH, EUDORA

525 West 20th, PO Box 703.....542-2734 www.eudorabc.org Kevin Wood, Pastor Jeff Ingle, Associate Pastor Sunday: Sunday School ...............................9:00am Worship Service ........................... 10:15am Children’s Worship........................ 10:15am Small Groups ....................... Various Times Wednesday ...................................10:30 a.m. Awana(ages 4-12......................... 6:30 p.m. Youth ....................................... 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer ............................... 6:30 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (ABC)

1330 Kasold Drive.............................843-0020 Rev. Matthew Sturtevant, Senior Pastor Patrick Landau, Pastorial Assistant Sunday Schedule: -Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., Worship at 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. www.firstbaptistlawrence.com e-mail: office@firstbaptistlawrence.com

LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST TEMPLE

6th & Baker, Baldwin, Ks. .............785-594-4104 Richard & Denise Austin ............... Pastor & wife Sunday Worship .......................................10:30 a.m. Bluegrass Music Celebration.........5:00-6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study .......................7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday Teen Bible Study .......................7:00-8:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study .......................7:00-8:00 p.m. Every last Sunday: Potluck meal after morning worship. Every 3rd Tuesday: Women’s Group ...... 7:00 p.m. Handicap Accessible. Nursery Available.

B.B.F.I.

LAWRENCE BAPTIST TEMPLE

3201 West 31st Street ........................841-1756 Rev. Gary L. Myer, Pastor ...................842-6107 Sunday School & Worship .................10:00 a.m. Evening Services ........................... ..6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Worship ....... .......7:30 p.m. Nursery available

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH

1781 E. 800 Rd. Rev. Scott Hanks ..............................887-2200 Sunday School ............................... .9:30 a.m. Worship Services............................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship .......................... ...6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service ...................... ....7:00 p.m. Services also available in Spanish.

LAWRENCE LIFE FELLOWSHIP

911 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044 Gabriel Alvarado, Pastor.....................838-9093 www.lawrencelifefellowship.org Ministry Training ............................. 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .............................10:30 a.m.

REGULAR BAPTIST

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

710 Locust St. Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 331-2299 We Welcome You to Our Services Sunday School .................................. 9:45 am Morning Worship ..............................11:00 am Sunday Evening .............................. ..6:30 pm Wednesday Prayer ............................. 7:00 pm Pastor Stephen V. Skea .............. (785) 242-6531

NATIONAL BAPTIST USA INC. FIRST REGULAR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1646 Vermont ..................................843-5811 Pastor, Rev. Rickey D. Rambo Sunday School ............................... .9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ............................11:00 a.m. Wednesday Prayer & Study ................ 7:30 p.m.

NINTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

847 Ohio Street ................................843-5828 Pastor Delmar A. White ......................843-5828 Christian Outreach Center ............. (785) 843-6472 ................................................. fax 843-6481 Sunday Morning Worship ............................. 7:45 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ............................10:45 a.m. Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service & Bible Study 11:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Transportation available, contact Outreach Center

RELIGIOUS DIRECTORY

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

“A place where Real People care about Real Issues” Worship location: 5150 Clinton Pkwy. Lawrence, KS 66047 Ron Channell, pastor .........................843-3325 Sunday School/Bible Studies............... 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Service ...................11:00 a.m. Website ..............www.realpeoplerealissues.org

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

Lawrence Hampton Inn Jerry Porter, pastor ...........................331-4673 Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship Service .............................10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ............... 7:00 p.m.

CORNERSTONE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH 802 West 22nd Terrace ......................843-0442 Sunday School ............................... .9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service .................... 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ....... ........6:30 p.m. Wednesday Children and Youth Activities ................................... 6:30 p.m.

INDIAN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH

146 Indian Ave. ................................841-7355 Elders: John Gaskin, Hubert White, John Morris Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Worship ......................... 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Activities........................ 6:30 p.m.

FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH, LAWRENCE

4300 West Sixth St. ...........................843-8167 .....................................www.fsbcfamily.com Sunday Traditional Worship...................... 8:30 a.m. Bible Study for all ages ................. 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship.................10:45 a.m. Children’s Worship......................10:45 a.m. (except for 1st Sunday of month) Wednesday: Adult Prayer Time ........................ 6:00 p.m. Youth ....................................... 6:00 p.m. Children’s Programs (ages 4-12)...... 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study ......................... 6:30 p.m. Traditional Choir.......................... 6:30 p.m. Worship Team Choir ..................... 7:00 p.m.

FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH, EUDORA

1103 Main ......................................542-2734 Kevin Wood, Pastor Jeff Ingle, Youth Pastor Men’s Breakfast (1st Sat. of Month) ...... 8:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................10:15 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer Time/Various Studies ................................................... 6:30 p.m. AWANA – (Children Kindergarten to 6th grade) ............................... Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Students Night Out Together (SNOT) ................. ............................3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting ........... Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Night, Nottingham Elementary Gym ................................................... 6:30 p.m. Women’s Fellowship Dinner Out ...................... ............................. 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery .................Fridays at 8 p.m. www.eudorabc.org

BIBLE

LAWRENCE BIBLE CHAPEL

505 Monterey Way John R. Scollon, correspondent ............841-5271 Prayer Meeting ............................... 9:00 a.m. Lord’s Supper ................................. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ...............................11:00 a.m. Family Bible Hour ...........................11:55 a.m. Wednesday Night Fellowship .............. 6:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH

906 N 1464 Road ..............................843-3239 (Just South of the 1500 Road Exit on K-10 West) Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m. A variety of weekly small groups are available! www.community-bible.org

VICTORY BIBLE CHURCH

1942 Massachusetts ..........................841-3437 Leo Barbee, Jr., Sr. Pastor..................841-3437 Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m. Children’s Church – Nursery Wednesday Night Bible Study ................. 7 p.m. Classes for adults and youth. Child care provided.

CATHOLIC

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF LAWRENCE

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST USA/ CANADA FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

1000 Kentucky Street, 785-843-0679 www.fcclawrence.org office@fcclawrence.org David Rivers, Senior Pastor Tiffany Lemons, Youth Pastor Katie Rivers, Children’s Ministry Director Sunday Worship Services Traditional & Children’s Church..............9:00 am Sunday School.........................10:10-10:50 am Contemporary & Children’s Church........11:00 am Senior High Youth Group................6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday Programs Middle School Youth Group............6:00-8:00 pm Thursday Programs 2nd Thurs/month-JOY (Just Older Youth)11:30 am 3rd Thurs/month-Open Food Pantry 2-4 pm

CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH

6001 Bob Billings Parkway Fr. Mick Mulvany, Pastor ....................843-6286 Saturday Mass ............................... .4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses ...................... 8:30, 10:00 a.m. Reconciliation.......3:15 p.m. Saturday or by appt.

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH Since 1859

1234 Kentucky Street www.saint-johns.net churchoffice@saint-johns.net Fr. John Schmeidler, Priest ................ 843-0109 Daily Mass Schedule Mon-Fri.........................................7:30 a.m. Saturday ...........................................8 a.m. Vermont Towers Mass....4th Thur of month at 1:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturdays ......................................4:30 p.m. Sundays .....7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. (Sept-May) En Español .........................................1 p.m. Reconciliation... Sat 3-4 p.m. and by appointment Sunday RE & Adult Ed .......................9:30 a.m. Adoration Thursdays ...........................8 a.m. to Midnight Fridays ................ 8 a.m. to Saturday 7:45 a.m.

ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CENTER

1631 Crescent Road ..........................843-0357 www.st-lawrence.org Rev. Dr. Steven Beseau, Director Academic Year Mass Schedule Monday – Thursday .......................... 5:15 p.m. Friday ..........................................12:10 p.m. at Danforth Chapel on the KU Campus Mon - Fri ..............................................4:30 Saturday ....................................... 4:00 p.m. Sunday ........................ 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., ..................................... 5:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Reconciliation times: Monday – Thursday .......................... 4:30 p.m. Saturday ....................................... 2:45 p.m.

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, EUDORA Rectory, 311 E. 9th............................542-2788 Rev. Patric Riley Religious Education classes: Wednesdays (Sept. - May) ............ K-8 6:00 p.m. .............................................9-12 7:15 p.m. Saturday evening Mass .................... .5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ................................ .9:30 a.m. Confessions: Saturday.............. .4:00 - 4:30 p.m. HolyFamilyEudora.com

CHARISMATIC

FAMILY OF FAITH EUDORA 2295 N 1300 Rd., Eudora ....................542-3353 Rev. Phillip Scott, Pastor ....................542-3713 Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m. Heirs of Faith Children’s Church..........11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening, One Way Youth ........ 7 p.m.

LAWRENCE CHRISTIAN CENTER

Meeting at 416 Lincoln in North Lawrence Daniel Nicholson, Pastor....................842-4926 Sunday Worship .............................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Night ................... 7:00 p.m.

MUSTARD SEED CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

700 Wakarusa Drive ..........................841-5685 Pieter Willems, Pastor .......................841-5685 Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Sunday Services ............................10:00 a.m. Classes for all ages ................... 9:00-9:45 a.m. Wed. Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group ........ 7:00 p.m. No Active On-Campus Group currently Discipleship Class Sundays ................ 5:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN

LAWRENCE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2321 Peterson Rd. ............................843-1729 2 blocks west of Hallmark Cards Steve Koberlein, Senior Pastor Barry Watts, Associate Pastor Sandy Biggerstaff, Music Director Worship ........................................ 8:15 a.m. Sunday School/Bible Studies............... 9:30 a.m. Worship .......................................10:30 a.m. Youth Group ....................................... 6 p.m. Midweek Bible Studies, call for information

NORTH LAWRENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

647 Elm Street Rod Hinkle, Minister Sunday Services: Sunday School for all ages ........10:00-11:00 a.m. Children’s Church and Nursery .... 11 a.m. to noon Worship and Communion Services ...................................10:55 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

201 N. Michigan .........................785-838-9795 www.lawrencecoc.com Elders: Tom Griffin ...............................785-594-2895 Calvin Spencer...........................785-843-8979 Evangelist: Steve Wright .............................785-230-1700 Sunday Bible Study .........................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .............11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Thursday Bible Study ........................ 7:00 p.m.

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Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe 707 W. 23rd St. • 832-0550

Chaney Incorporated 930 E. 27th St. • 843-1691

Community Mercantile 901 Iowa • 843-8544

Crown Automotive 3400 S. Iowa • 843-7700

PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

LONE STAR CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD

851 Elm .........................................842-7578 P.O. Box 442519, Lawrence, KS 66044 F.D. Galloway, Pastor ........................841-4719 Sunday School ................................ 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............................10:30 a.m.

BRIDGEPOINTE@COMMUNITYCHURCH

Louisiana & 29th St. Terr. ...................843-9565 Dennis Carnahan, Pastor Sunday Worship .............................10:45 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday .........10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

CALVARY CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

646 Alabama ...................................749-0951 P.O. Box 442231 Rev. William A. Dulin ........................843-8913 Sunday School ...............................10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................12:15 p.m. Tuesday Bible Study ......................... 7:00 p.m. Thursday Evening Worship ................. 7:00 p.m.

MT. SINAI CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

109 W. 9th (9th & Main), Ottawa, KS Pastor Charles Andrews................785-242-1619 Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................11:00 a.m. Monday evening Prayer Service........... 7:00 p.m.

PRAISE TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

315 E. 7th St. 66044 ..........................749-0985 Paul Winn, Jr., Pastor Sunday School ............................... 10:00 am. Sunday Worship ............................ 11:30 a.m. Bible Studies– Sunday ......................................... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday .................................... 7:00 p.m. Friday ........................................... 7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD

CHURCH OF GOD (HOLINESS)

724 N. 4th Perry Michelson, Pastor, 785-842-9923 Sunday School ............................... .9:45 a.m. Worship Service .............................10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Service .................... 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting (Wednesday) .............. 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD (HOLINESS)

23rd & Anderson Road .......................841-7577 Jesse Hunter, Pastor .........................843-8365 Sunday School ................................ 9:00 a.m. Sunday Day Service.........................10:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

Contemporary, Evangelical 619 Vermont....................................832-1845 Website: www.newlifelawrence.com Email: office@newlifelawrence.com Paul Gray, Senior Pastor Discovery Service & Children’s Church ... 10:00 a.m. A nursery is available for both services. Other ministries: youth groups, small groups, Bible studies, college ministry, Christian concerts, community projects. Call the church for more information. New Hope Medical Clinic open Wednesdays 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

1900 University Drive.........................843-8427 Pastor Elder Nancy Zahniser ................887-6248 Church School................................. 9:00 a.m. Worship Service .............................10:00 a.m. We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote relational ministries of acceptance, love and support through small groups and celebration. Communion Service-The first Sunday of each month. Priesthood meetings-Held the first Sunday of each month from 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesday schedule: Bible study class meets each week from 10-11 a.m. Classes are free and open to all who care to participate. Wednesday schedule: Prayer services - Held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

LAWRENCE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

Meets each week at 711 W. 23rd St. in the Malls shopping center at 10:00 am. Marilyn Binns, pastor.........................766-2924 Communion service--the first Sunday of each month. We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote relational ministries of acceptance, love and support through small groups and celebration.

EASTERN ORTHODOX

SAINTS PETER & PAUL ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2516 SW Huntoon, Topeka (3 blocks west of Huntoon & MacVicar) Rev. Fr. Joseph Longofono..................354-7718 Sunday Orthros ................................... 9 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy ......................... 10 a.m. Saturday Great Vespers ..................... 5:45 p.m.

SAINT NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Orthodox Church in America - Midwest) Rev. Timothy Sawchak 846 Illinois, Suite A, Lawrence Sunday Hours/Confession..................10:10 a.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy ......................10:30 a.m. Saturday Great Vespers ..................... 5:30 p.m. Additional weekly services and exceptions to the schedule above are found at our website www. saintnicholasmyra.blogspot.com or call 749-9280

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Bryant Collision Repair

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

American Dream Realty, LLC ASK Associates, Inc.

1263 N. 1100 Road .....................785-842-3339 Email: ufloffice@sunflower.com Web site: http://uufl.net (take Highway 59 two miles south of 31st & Iowa, turn west on North 1100 Rd., then one-third of a mile) Spiritual Celebration................. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Program .............................. 11:00-12:00 noon This schedule varies from time to time. Please visit our website for the latest information. Topics and offerings vary for services & programs. Please contact the office for information.. The Fellowship is a welcoming congregation.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Dale & Ron’s Auto Service

Conference Management Services 1505 Kasold Dr., Lawrence • 785-841-8194

THE UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP OF LAWRENCE

(8 mi. S. of Lawrence, County Rd. 1055) Darrick Shepherd, Minister............785-594-3648 Bible School ..................................10:00 a.m. Worship Services............10:50 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ..................... 7:00 p.m.

Action Plumbing

4104 West 6th St. • 856-4663

UNITARIAN

CHURCH OF CHRIST at Vinland

630 Connecticut • 785-842-2108

Drop Zone Extreme Sports 811 E 23rd St, Suite E • 841-1884

EPISCOPAL

RIVER HEIGHTS CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL 5700 W. 6th St. (.8 mile west of Wakarusa) 785-865-5777 Rev. Matt Zimmerman Morning Service .............................. 8:00 a.m. Contemporary Service...........................10:00 a.m. Contemplative Prayer Service.....................5:00 p.m. (Children’s Program at 5:30p.m.) Our mission is to share the greatest gift, a relationship with God through Jesus Christ! For complete small group schedule call ..865-5777 website: saintmargaret.org email:margaret@saintmargaret.org

TRINITY EPISCOPAL

1011 Vermont Street..........................843-6166 Office & Chapel address: 1027 Vermont Street email: office@trinitylawrence.org www.trinitylawrence.org The Rev. Rob Baldwin Holy Eucharist Rite I ..........................8:00a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II ....................... 10:30a.m. Adult Christian Education ....................9:30a.m. Solemn High Mass followed by supper ...... 6 p.m. Children’s Christian Education, age 3 through kindergarten ............................... 10:30a.m. Kid’s Sunday Adventures: Kindergarten through 3rd grade meets at 10:30a.m. Grade School Youth Group- Grades 3 through 5 meets twice each month on Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM for a meal and a message. Junior Youth Group - Grades 6th to 8th - meets twice each month on Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM for a meal and a message. Monday-Wednesday: Morning Prayer in Chapel ................9:00a.m. Wednesday: Evening Prayer at 6:15 PM in the Parish Hall followed by supper. Second Thursday each month: Evening Prayer: 6:00 PM at Presbyterian Manor,1429 Kasold Drive Worship Service, 10:00 AM in Town Hall meeting room at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 1501 Inverness Drive (Nursery opens at 9:00a.m. on Sunday)

EVANGELICAL FREE CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH

1100 Kasold Drive.............................842-7600 www.1inchrist.org *Dr. Jeff Barclay........................... Lead Pastor *Steve Higgenbotham ................................... Worship and Technology DirectorFellowship Opportunities Sunday Worship ............................ 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church ...........................10:30 a.m. 24/7 Youth Group Wednesday ............. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study Saturday ....................................... 7:30 a.m.

FREE METHODIST

LAWRENCE FREE METHODIST CHURCH

31st & Lawrence Ave. ................ (785) 842-2343 Website: www.lfmchurch.org Worship Services: ...........9:00 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Infants through Grade 4 programs .9:00 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Club 56 for Grades 5 & 6 ...................10:35 a.m. Student Ministries Grades 7-12 ...........10:35 a.m.

FRIENDS

HESPER FRIENDS CHURCH

2 mi. S, 1 1/2 mi. east of Eudora Rev. Darin Kearns, Pastor ...................542-2625 Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m.

LAWRENCE CHURCH

EVANGELICAL

FRIENDS

Sunday Morning Service ...................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study ............ .........6:00 p.m. Study of the book of Daniel Pastor Cloyce E. Thornton ..................843-3149 All are welcome. Email: thornton@sunflower.com Website: www.efcmaym.org

OREAD FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKER)

1146 Oregon, 66044 Nathan Pettengill, Clerk..................... 842-1129 Anne Haehl, Recording Clerk .............. 842-7708 First Day School for Children..............10:00 a.m. First Day Meeting for Silent Worship ....10:00 a.m.

INDEPENDENT

COUNTRY COMMUNITY CHURCH

878 Locust, Lawrence, KS 66044 Sunday School ................................ 9:00 a.m. Worship .......................................10:30 a.m. John Hart, Pastor (913) 205-8304

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OF TONGANOXIE

24-40 Hwy., Tonganoxie, KS 66086 Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Worship Service .............................11:00 a.m. Evening Service............................... 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study ......... 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Awana Clubs ................... 6:30 p.m.

LIVING WATER CHURCH

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. For meeting place and more information, call 841-2647. Hugh and Mary Ellen Wentz, Pastors. www.livingwaterlawrence.org

ISLAM

ISLAMIC CENTER OF LAWRENCE

1917 Naismith Dr., Moussa Elbayoumy, director Mosque......................................749-1638 Home ........................................842-3911 Main Prayer ......................... Friday, 1:30 p.m. Daily Prayers ..............Evenings (Contact Center)

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

SOUTHERN HILLS CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

1802 E. 19th, Lawrence, KS Bible Discourse.......................Sunday 1:30 PM Watchtower Study....................Sunday 2:05 PM Congregation Biible Study........Thursday 7:30 PM Theocratic Ministry School........Thursday 8:00PM Service Meeting....................Thursday 8:35 PM For more information call 843-8765

1802 East 19th Street Bible Discourse......................Sunday 10:00 AM Watchtower Study...................Sunday 10;35 AM Congregation Bible Study..........Tuesday 7:30 PM Theocratic Ministry School........Tuesday 8:00 PM Service Meeting.....................Tuesday 8:35 PM For more information call 843-8765

JEWISH

LAWRENCE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, SYNAGOGUE 917 Highland Drive ...........................841-7636 Friday Evening Services..................... 7:45 p.m. Religious School ................. Sunday - 9:30 a.m. ljcc@sunflower.com,http://www.lawrencejcc.org

CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE

“Where Judaism Comes Alive” Rabbi Zalman and Nechama Tiechtel 1203 W. 19th St., Lawrence, KS 66046 785-832-TORAH (8672) Visit www.jewishku.com for current events, classes and programs.

L.D.S.

3615 West 10th Street Law. 1st Ward, Bishop Peter Steimle.....865-3735 Sacrament Meeting.............................11 a.m. Law. 2nd Ward, Bishop Jeff Felmlee......832-9846 Sacrament Meeting...............................9 a.m. Wakarusa Valley Ward Bishop G.R. Gordon-Ross..............842-1283 Sacrament Meeting............................1:30 pm. Lawrence University Ward.........1629 W. 19th St. Bishop Vernon Schindler.................841-7549 Sacrament Meeting.............................11 a.m.

LUTHERAN—ELCA

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN, ELCA 2211 Inverness Dr. (Corner of Clinton Pkwy) “Where Everyone is Welcome” Phone............................................843-3014 Website: www.gslc-lawrence.org Pastor, Ted Mosher Sunday Schedule: Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship ............................ 9:30 a.m. Worship .......................................10:30 a.m. Wednesday Schedule: Confirmation .................................. 6:30 p.m. FROG’s (1-6th grade) ........................ 6:00 p.m. Thursdays Choir Rehearsal .............................. 7:00 p.m. Congregational Council meets the second Tuesday of every month.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

1245 New Hampshire.........................843-4150 www.tlclawrence.org The Rev. Dr. Gary Teske ................. Lead Pastor The Rev. Jennifer Renema ........ Associate Pastor Sunday worship................... 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Education hour ............................... .9:45 a.m. Senior High Hang Night .......... Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship broadcast live on KLWN 1320 AM. Nursery provided for services and Sunday School Tuesday: Bell Choir .................................. 5:30 p.m. Trinity Adult Choir ........................ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Children’s Choirs ......................... 4:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist............................. 6:30 p.m. Women’s monthly Bible study………..3rd Wednesday ..................................... 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Quilting Workday ..................... 2nd Wednesday ............................................ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “A Stephen Ministry congregation”

LUTHERAN MISSOURI SYNOD IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & UNIVERSITY STUDENT CENTER

2104 Bob Billings Parkway ..................843-0620 Check website for information & details www.immanuel-lawrence.com Parish Pastor Randall Weinkauf Worship with Holy Communion .. 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship ......................9:30-9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Christian Ed.....9:45-10:45 a.m. Lutheran Student Fellowship Campus Org., Thursday 8:00 p.m. Sunday School & Bible Classes ........... 9:45 a.m. (Nursery Available) (Wheelchair Accessible) Ministry to the Blind Outreach Community Group .......... meets 3rd Friday each month at 5:30 p.m.

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

2700 Lawrence Ave ...........................843-8181 Robert Leiste, Pastor Fall Worship: Sunday Worship .............8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday ................... 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Worship......................... 7:00 p.m.

MENNONITE

PEACE MENNONITE CHURCH

615 Lincoln St..................................841-8614 Joanna Harader, Pastor Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School (Fall Through Spring) ............................................... 9:30 a.m. Childcare available during worship. peacemennonite@gmail.com http://peace.ks.us.mennonite.net/Home

NAZARENE

At Forest View Ministries 1470 N. 1000 Rd. .............................843-3940 Fax: 785-842-4689. www.forestview.org Robert Giffin, Lead Pastor Amy Giffin, Children’s ministries Robby Giffin, youth & family pastor Sunday Education Classes (all ages) ..... 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Celebration ..............10:15 a.m.

1115 Massachusetts • www.fuzzystacoshop.com

Great Harvest Bread Co.

807 Vermont • Downtown Lawrence • 785-749-2227

Hillcrest Wrecker

3200 Franklin Park Circle • 785-843-0052

India Palace

Authentic Indian Cuisine 129 E. 10th, Lawrence • 331-4300

Jack Ellena Honda

1020 Kasold ....................................925-0433 Pastor, Harold Berciunas Saturday Service ............................. 6:00 p.m.

NONDENOMINATIONAL FAMILY CHURCH OF LAWRENCE

5150 CLINTON PARKWAY, LAWRENCE, KS 66047

(785)843-3325

“A place where Real People care about Real Issues” Ron Channell & Vicki Channel, pastors Sunday Worship Service .......... 8:45 &11:00 a.m. Sunday School classes for everyone ....10:00 a.m. Sunday night prayer service................ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night “Refuge” youth group ......7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night “Woman of Worship”.....Bible study 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night Men’s Bible study Group ................7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night Children’s Bible study group ...........7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Nursery provided for all but 8:45 Sunday service Website ..............................www.fclhome.org 1103 Main St., Eudora Ks. ............785-542-3720 Pastor: Harry Patterson Services .......Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wed 7:00 p.m.

EASTLAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH

2734 Louisiana St (South Jr. High) Sundays ........................9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. www.eastlakelawrence.com

MORNING STAR CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Meeting Location: 998 N. 1771 Rd. (North of 6th Street on Queens Road) Full Gospel, Evangelical John McDermott, Pastor .....................749-0023 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 266, Lawrence, KS 66044 Sunday Worship ... 10 a.m., One Service until 8/9. Children’s Church & Nursery 9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.. Midwest Student Ministries, meets Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in The Burge Union. Website: www.msclawrence.com Email: info@msclawrence.com

MCH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER

2518 Ridge Court ........................785-727-0233 Will Spann, D. Min. Meeting: 10:30 a.m. every Sunday (In United Way)

NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP

www.newhopelawrence.com 15th& Kasold..................................331-HOPE Darrell Brazell, Pastor Sunday Worship Service ..................10:15 a.m., Children’s Church ...........................10:30 a.m.

KANSAS FOOD 4 LIFE

1908 E 19th St. (Brookwood W-95) Lawrence, KS 66046 Kevin Goodwin, Pastor ................877-409-FOOD website: .................... www.kansasfood4life.org

VINTAGE CHURCH

Central Junior High School 1400 Massachusetts ....................785-842-1553 Sunday Worship .............................. 5:30 p.m. email:................ connect@vintagelawrence.com website: .................. www.vintagelawrence.com

LIFE TABERNACLE CHURCH

1146 Connecticut C.D. Hall, Pastor ........................785-749-9434 Sunday Morning Service ...................10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening............................... 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Evening ............................. 7:30 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL

HEAVENLY MANNA APOSTOLIC CHURCH (PAW)

416 Lincoln St............................785-840-9945 M.L. Jefferson, Pastor Internet: http://come.to/heavenlymanna Sunday School ...............................10:15 a.m. Sunday Power Hour .........................11:45 a.m. Friday Bible Study............................ 7:15 p.m. Please call for transportation, food or schedule of coming events. Food pantry available for those in need. Come and share blessings of the Lord with us!

PRESBYTERIAN EVANGELICAL

GRACE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN

3312 Calvin Dr, (Located N. of Peterson Rd. off Kasold) 843-2005 Rev. William D. Vogler, Pastor Jenny Boettcher, Director of Children’s Ministries Jenny Lichte, Early Childhood Coordinator Chad Donohoe, Director of College Ministries Ryan Mayo, College Ministries Intern Rick Pratte, Director of Congregational Life Dave Upchurch, Director, Care & Compassion Ministries Katherine Ritter, Women’s Ministries Coordinator Tyler Clements..........Director of Youth Ministries Kristen Siegfried............Youth Women’s Director Worship Services............................. 8:15 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship Services........................... 10:45 a.m. Child Care provided for all services

PRESBYTERIAN USA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

2415 Clinton Parkway (West 23rd St.) 785-843-4171 www.firstpreslawrence.org Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton, Pastor Rev. Mary Newberg Gale, Pastor Worship schedule: Service of Reflection: A Moment of Grace...8:30 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:40 a.m. Fellowship ....................................10:40 a.m. Service of the Lord’s Day ..................11:00 a.m.

WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1024 Kasold Drive “The Little Church with the Big Heart” www.westsidelawrence.org Phone 843-1504 Rev. Bill Woodard, Pastor Adult Sunday School......................... 8:30 a.m.

3 1/2 miles W of 56/59 junction Everett Tuxhorn, Pastor ......................594-3894 Worship ........................................ 8:15 a.m. Church School................................. 9:30 a.m. Worship .......................................10:30 a.m.

925 Vermont....................................843-3220 Peter Luckey, Senior Pastor Josh Longbottom, Associate Pastor. Kim Manz, Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministry Nursery & Childcare Opens................. 8:15 a.m. Adult Education ......................8:15 & 9:45 a.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal ................... 8:30 a.m. Worship Service ............9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Fellowship Hour .............................10:45 a.m. Spanish Language Service ................. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Worship Service Broadcast on KLWN 1320 AM

ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

396 E 900 Rd ....................Baldwin City, Kansas (8 1/2 miles W of Baldwin City & 1 mile N) Lew Hinshaw, Pastor Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship ............................11:00 a.m. Disability Ministry Provided Fully Accessible Congregation

ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

8th & Church, Eudora.........................542-2785 Rodney G. Nitz, Pastor Sunday School .................................. 9:00 am Sunday Worship Service ...................10:00 a.m. (Nursery available) http://www.sunflower.com/~stpaulucc/ e-mail: stpaulucc@sunflower.com

UNITED METHODIST

9th & Madeline Lane .........................841-1447 Rev. Shannah McAleer Moment of Inspiration ........................843-8832 Youth Education .............................11:00 a.m. Sunday Services .............................11:00 a.m. Meditation Service (Wednesday).......... 6:00 p.m. Website: www.unityoflawrence.org

WESLEYAN

LAWRENCE WESLEYAN CHURCH www.LawrenceWesleyan.com 3705 Clinton Parkway ........................841-5446 Sunday Schedule: Worship Services.................. 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. Youth Sunday School (Jr. & Senior High) .. 9:15 a.m. Clubhouse (3 years-5th grade) 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Adult Classes....................... 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. Nursery Provided all morning Wednesday Nights: Celebrate Recovery & Celebration Station . 7:00 p.m. Second Wind (Jr. & Sr. High).............. 7:00 p.m. Email: info@LawrenceWesleyan.com Nate Rovenstine, .......................... Lead Pastor Jamie Prescott, ........................... Youth Pastor Derek Atkinson..... College Pastor/Worship Leader Elizabeth Scheib ......... Dir. of Congregational Life Holly Atkinson........Director of Children’s Ministry Mary Adams .............. Community Serve Director

AGLOW OF LAWRENCE AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

Lisa McFarland ..................President, 841-2276 Meeting Times ................................ 7:00 p.m. Last Monday of the month Place.................................Eagle Rock Church 608 N. 2nd Street, Lawrence, Ks. For more information contact: 785-979-2521

BUDDHISM

KANSAS ZEN CENTER

1423 New York St. ........................... 331-2274 Tuesday Thursday ............................. 6-7 a.m. Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. chanting for this world 7-8 p.m. ................................regular practice Saturday .................................6:30-8:30 a.m. Sunday ................................. 9:30-11:30 a.m. (orientation for beginners at 9 a.m.)

THE LAWRENCE SOTO ZEN GROUP

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00 PM at the Oread Friends Meeting House (1146 Oregon Street). All who are interested in practicing Soto Zen Meditation are welcome. Email: lawrencesotozen@yahoo.com groups.myspace.com/LawrenceSotoZenGroup

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 3510 Clinton Place, Ste. 320................843-2429

BALDWIN FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE

704 8th St. ......................................594-6612 Pastor Rev. Paul Babcock Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Worship Service .............................10:45 a.m.

BALDWIN IVES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1018 Miami (West Baldwin) Baldwin City, KS 66006 Church Phone ..................................594-6555 Rev. Jacob Cloud................................. Pastor Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Worship Service .............................11:00 a.m.

BIG SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

96 Hwy. 40, in Big Springs ..................887-6823 bigspringsumc@aol.com Rev. Marshall Larson, Pastor Prayer Group .................................. 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, all ages .................... 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship ............................ 9:45 a.m. Worship .......................................10:15 a.m. Prayer Shawl Group................ Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Community Breakfast ..1st Saturday/monthly 7 a.m.

CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

245 N. 4th (4th & Elm). Handicapped Accessible. ....................................................843-1756 Daniel Norwood, Pastor......................843-1756 Sunday Morning Schedule: Sunday School ........................ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Social Gathering.....................10:30-10:45 a.m. Worship .......................................10:50 a.m.

CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1501 Massachusetts ..........................843-7066 Rev. Maria Campbell ............................ Pastor Shaun Whisler .......................... Music Director Sundays: Sunday School for all ages ................. 9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship (1st, 2nd, & 4th Sun.) ..10:15 a.m. Traditional Worship .........................10:45 a.m. Nursery care provided 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fellowship Lunch (3rd Sun.) ..............12:00 p.m. Youth Group ................................... 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Adult Chancel Choir .......................... 6:00 p.m. All-age Handbell Choir ...................... 7:00 p.m. Child care provided 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday Morning Prayer................ 8:15 a.m. Email ....................cumcpastor@sunflower.com Website ...............www.centralumclawrence.org

CLEARFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

597 E. 2200 Rd. (8 miles S of Eudora on Dg. Co. Rd. 1061) ..............................................785-883-2360 Lane Bailey, Pastor Sunday Worship Services................... 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ...............................10:15 a.m.

EUDORA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

2084 N. 1300 Rd. .............................542-3200 Rev. Michael Tomson-DeGreeff, Pastor Contemporary Service ....................... 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service ..........................10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Spiritual By Design 6:30 pm E-mail office - eumc@prodigy.net Web address - www.EudoraUMC.org

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Downtown: 946 Vermont St. Traditional .......................... 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Contemporary ................................10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School.........9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m Children’s Sunday School .................11:00 a.m. West Campus: 867 Highway 40 Family Worship .................... 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church ............. 9:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. All Ages Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m. E-mail: office@fumclawrence.org www.fumclawrence.org Rev. Dr. Tom Brady, Senior Pastor

LAWRENCE INDIAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

950 E. 21st Street .............................832-9200 Julienne E. Judd.........................785-842-2447 Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Thursday) ...................... 7:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE KOREAN METHODIST CHURCH

held @ Central United Methodist Church 15th and Massachusetts St. Sunday Worship ............................. .2:00 p.m. Pastor Myunghoon Han ................973-825-9584 Email: myungh.han@gmail.com facebook.com/lawrencekoreanchurch

PERRY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3rd & Oak Streets, Perry, Kansas ...785-597-5375 Office Hours: .. Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Dutton Early Worship ................................. 8:30 a.m.

P.O. Box 342 ...................................841-0307 Services: Counseling for individuals, couples, families, and mediation services. All faiths, or those with no faith preferences, are served. Educational programs as needed. Sliding scale fee.

FAITH WORKS THERAPY

Jennifer Groene, LCMFT Serving the Spiritual, Emotional, & Psychological well-being of women, children, & families. Call....................................... (785) 979-5434

HAHN MARITAL THERAPY

Paul Hahn, M.S., LMFT 4105 W. 6th St, Suite B-9 Phone: (785) 760-1916 www.hahnmaritaltherapy.com E-mail: info@hahnmaritaltherapy.com

STUDENT MINISTRIES

UNITED METHODIST CAMPUS MINISTRY (UMCM) 946 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 841-7500 umcm@fumclawrence.org Campus Minister, Rev. Kara Eidson Email ............................ kara.eidson@ku.edu Student Associates: Abra Petrie, Allison Bond, and Sarah Elliott. Worship, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, Smith Hall, Room 100

UNIVERSITY CHURCH

KU Campus @Smith Hall Rm. 100 3:30 p.m. .................................785-550-6563 Pastor Sean Heston www.douc.org

BAPTIST (AMERICAN)

American Baptist Center .....................843-0020 Patrick Landau .................................843-0020 Weekly Bible Study ................. Tues., 7:00 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP University Christian Fellowship (SBC) Thursdays - 7pm Danforth Chapel - KU Campus Rick Clock, Campus Minister 785-841-3148 rcucf@ku.edu www.kansasucf.com

BLACK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Leo Barbee, campus minister, 1629 W. 19th St. ................................................... 841-8001 Friday Evening ................................ 6:30 p.m.

CHARISMATIC

Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship Sunday Services ............ 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Classes for all ages ................... 9:00-9:45 a.m. Wed. Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group ........ 7:00 p.m.

KU CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANIZATION

KU, 400 Kansas Union Don Whittemore, advisor ....................864-2182

HAWKS FOR CHRIST

Southside Church of Christ 25th & Missouri, Daniel Mcgraw...........843-0770 www.Southsidecofc.net

ECUMENICAL CAMPUS MINISTRY, INC.

jointly sponsored by: Church of the Brethren, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church, (USA) Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence and the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). 1204 Oread .....................................843-4933 Campus pastor .............The Rev. Thad Holcombe

EPISCOPAL

Canterbury House, 1116 Louisiana Rev. Joe Alford ................................843-8202 Holy Eucharist, Sunday...................... 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Tues-Danforth Chapel/KU .....Noon

HASKELL INTERFAITH COUNCIL

Haskell Indian Nations Univ. Campus Interfaith Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Morris Baptist Center, 146 Indian Avenue. Council president is John Gaskin, 841-7355.

INTER-VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Len Andyshak, staff ...........................749-5994 Weekly Bible studies in dorms. Large group fellowship, Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Burge Union.

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY (LCMS)

15th & Iowa ....................................843-0620 Sunday Worship ...................... 8:30 & 11:00am Sunday Bible Class .............................9:45am ....................................... www.ku.edu/~lsfku

LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY (ELCA)

18 E. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone...................................... 785-550-6560 Shawn Norris, Campus Pastor Sunday schedule: Worship at 5 p.m., with a free dinner following.

FIRMS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DIRECTORY

Kastl Plumbing

4920 Legend Dr. • Lawrence, KS 66049 • 841-2112

Kentucky Fried Chicken/A&W 701 Wakarusa Dr. • 312-9600

King Buffet

1601 W. 23rd St. • 749-4888

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

FAITH CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

PEOPLES BIBLE CHURCH OF EUDORA

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Sunday Children’s Worship................10:15 a.m. Wednesday Family Dinner ................. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday OASIS (Bible studies/activities for all ages ................................................... 7:00 p.m. A Safe Place To Be.....

WORDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

UNITY CHURCH OF LAWRENCE

2104 W. 25th St., Suite #B-7 (basement level, corner of 25th & Iowa between Paisano’s & H&R Block) seating limited Sunday Reading Service ............ 9:30-10:30 a.m. Devotional Kirtan (4th Thursday) ....5:30-6:30 p.m. Phone............................................331-6030 Website: ...... lawrencemeditation.wordpress.com

1530 Winchester Road .......................542-3304 Sunday Bible Classes.......................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Services..11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study ..................... 7:30 p.m.

785-594-3256 Driving directions: 8 mi. S. of Lawrence, South on 1055 to N. 700 Rd., go East to Sign on Right. Nick Woods, Pastor Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship .............................10:30 a.m.

UNITY

LAWRENCE MEDITATION CIRCLE

EUDORA CHURCH OF CHRIST

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P.O. Box 1051 • 843-5670

SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP

1919 E. 23rd St ................................843-5878 Sundays .......................10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays................................... 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

1631 Crescent Rd .......................620-778-2054 Rev. John Mack Saturday Meeting ............................ 6:00 p.m. Vigil Divine Liturgy each Saturday evening at 6pm at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center.

10th & New Hampshire ......................843-4188 Rich & Judy Forney Parsonage ......................................843-7514 Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service ..............................11:00 a.m. Recovery Service ............................. 5:00 p.m. Monday Brass Instrument Class...................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Women’s Ministries ....................... 4:00 p.m. Bible Study .................................. 5:00 p.m.

EAST LAWRENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST

STULL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

VINLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE SALVATION ARMY

25th & Missouri................................843-0770 Chris Newton, Minister Daniel McGraw ...................... Campus Minister Bible School ................................... 9:15 a.m. Worship Services............10:20 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Service .......................... 7:00 p.m.

County Rd. 1029 N. of Globe Store, W. of Lone Star Lake Stuart Land, Pastor Worship .......................................10:00 a.m. Wed. Backbone Bible Fellowship ......... 9:30 a.m.

1596 E 250 Road (intersection Dg Co Roads 442 and 1023) Nancy Boyda, Pastor..........................887-6521 Sunday School ...............................10:00 a.m. Worship .......................................11:00 a.m. Email: info@stullumc.org Website: www.stullumc.org

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SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST

WASHINGTON CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

(Member of The Reformed Church of North America) 2312 Harvard (1 1/2 blks. W. of Iowa) Lawrence, 66049...........................842-5797 Pastor John McFarland Sunday School ................................ 9:30 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship .........................10:45 a.m. Evening Bible Study.......................... 6:30 p.m.

CHRIST COVENANT CHURCH

1793 N. 250 RD. (E. HIGH ST.) BALDWIN CITY Sunday Bible Study ........ 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Worship Service ........................... 11:00 a.m. Wednesday ................................... 7:00 p.m. Contact phone no. 785-594-4246

LECOMPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN

Clinton, Kansas .................... Campers welcome Rev. Mike Birney, Pastor. Church School................................10:00 a.m. Worship Service .............................11:00 a.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST ON E. HIGH ST.

Sunday School ................................ 9:45 a.m. Late Worship .................................11:00 a.m. Nursery available for 11:00 a.m. Worship Service (Hwy. 40 W to Co. 1029 - 3 mi. N to downtown Lecompton, 402 Elmore Street) ............887-6327 Rev. Hyun Jin Cho ............................887-6681 Sunday School, classes for all ages ..... .9:30 a.m. Morning Worship .................. 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. Email: lecomptonumc@sbcglobal.net Website: www.lecomptonumc.org

CLINTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CHRIST’S CHURCH

(12 mi. SW of Lawrence, 458 to County Rd 1039) 883 E 800 Rd. Pastor Jane Flora-Swick Adult Bible Study (Sunday)……………..9:30 a.m. Worship Service…………….…………10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School….………….10:45 a.m. Fellowship & Food……....................11:30 a.m.

Youth Sunday School ........................ 9:00 a.m. Worship Service .............................. 9:55 a.m. Adult Sunday School........................11:00 a.m. Communion (open table), first Sunday of the month.

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Joseph Oberzan and Teri Hatfield, both of Lawrence, along with Clarence and Lynda Glover, Vernon, Ala., announce the engagement of their children, Meghan Elizabeth Oberzan, Kansas City, Mo., and Gregory Joe Glover, Lawrence. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature, and a master’s degree in social work, all from Kansas University. She is a clinical social worker in the Genetics Section of Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

Retired Hercules employees, spouses and friends monthly breakfast meeting, 9 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, 1:30 p.m., Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Monday Evening Bridge Club, 6:45 p.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center. Kaw Valley Accordion Club, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Lawrence Chess Club, 7 p.m.11 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St.

Gregory Joe Glover and Meghan Elizabeth Oberzan The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Sulligent High School, Sulligent, Ala. He is a sales representative at Knology in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 4, 2012, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Butler-Hamilton Ashley Butler and Jacob Hamilton, both of Lenexa, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Maria Butler, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, attended Baker University, and is employed at Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The future groom is the son of Jan Hamilton, Topeka, and JoAn Lindfors, Marquette. He is a 2000 graduate of Washburn Rural High School, a 2004 graduate of Baker University, and is also Jacob Hamilton and Ashley Butler employed at Farmers Insurance in Olathe. 14, 2012, wedding in Kansas The couple plan an April City, Kan.

Betzen-Limes Stephen and Terry Betzen, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisabeth Betzen, to Joel Limes, both of Columbus, Ohio. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. She is a senior designer with WD Partners, Columbus. The future groom is the son of Rick and Ruthie Limes, Columbus. He is a graduate of Westland High School, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, and is a creative director for WD

Lawrence Breakfast Optimists, 7 a.m., Smith Center, Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace. American Legion DorseyLiberty Post No. 14, 1 p.m., dessert and card party, Legionacres, 3408 W. Sixth St. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 1525 W. Sixth St., Suite A., for prospective volunteers. Civil Air Patrol informational meeting, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Kansas National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa. Jaycees, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital conference room, 325 Maine.

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the Meetings and Gatherings Calendar items will become part of the Lawrence JournalWorld’s daily calendar on the Weather page. For your events to be considered for the daily calendar, all future meetings must be free, open to the public, include time, date, location, a contact person, phone number and email address. Please remember the calendar is printed in advance when submitting your meetings or events and give least seven days notice.

McDonald Drive. KU Toastmasters Club, noon1 p.m., KU campus, Learned Hall, Room 2140. Membership is open to the public. For more information, call Tom Mulinazzi at 864-2928, or e-mail him at: tomm@ku.edu. Lawrence Central Rotary Club, noon, Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center. Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Inc., 1 p.m., RoseHill Place Clubhouse, 3600 SW Gage Blvd. No. 97, Topeka. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Everyone welcome. Admission is $3. Band: J-Bs. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

Thursday

400 Country Club Terrace. Lawrence Professionals Toastmasters, 12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m., Douglas County Bank, Ninth and Kentucky streets.

Friday Recommended Reading, a book and discussion group, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Friday Afternoon Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center. Retired Eagles Activity Club, 12:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Carry-in lunch and cards. Over Forties Singles Group, 7 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

Saturday Bushwhacker Breakfast Club, 7 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1711 W. 23rd St. University Bridge Club, 6:30 p.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center.

Autumn Club, 11:30 a.m., CiCi’s Pizza, 2020 W. 23rd St. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 1525 W. Sixth St., Suite A, for prospective volunteers. Cosmopolitan Club, noon, Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200

Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club, 7 a.m., Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive. Guest speaker: Dylan Brooks: “Woodsmen Competition.” Thursday Morning Mentor Bridge Game, 9:30 a.m., Kaw Valley Bridge Center in the I-70 Business Center. Lawrence Kiwanis Club, noon, Lawrence Country Club,

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What’s special to you about Christmas Eve services? ——————

The late-night stillness recalls the moment of Jesus’ birth Joel Limes and Elisabeth Betzen Partners, all of Columbus. The couple plan a March 9, 2012, wedding in Middleton Place Historic Plantation, Charleston, S.C.

WEDDINGS Lysen-Hosek Rebecca Lysen and Justin Hosek, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 1, 2011, in Lawrence, with Ben Bullington officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Vicki Lysen, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dave and Darla Hosek, Lawrence, and Laurie VanderPol, Lenexa. Maid of honor was Emily Lysen. Best man was Collin Hosek. Bridesmaids were Anja Winikka, Molly Hosek and Rochelle Whitchelo. Groomsmen were Barrett Hamilton, Ethan McDonald and TK Peterson. Ushers were Paul Whittemore and Christopher Santee. Storytellers were Tanner Walle and Jake Imber. Ceremony musicians were Tim Bradley, George Brahler, Tanner Walle and Danielle Parente. A reception was given at Carnegie Library with performances by the Free State Marching Band, the Sunflower Colonels, Country Mice, Mo Juiced, Tanner Walle and Danielle Parente. The bride is a 2000 gradu-

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The Rev. Rob Baldwin, pastor, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.: There is a moment that comes every Christmas season, without fail, that I absolutely love. It happens right after the late service Christmas Eve. I’ve been through the pageantry and sound and the mass of people that attend the service, and then I drive

home and everything outside is still. I go out into my backyard, even in the biting cold, and am struck by the massive Baldwin absence of sound, the perfect stillness of the moonlit night. I look up at

the stars, and take everything in. It reminds me of what that first night must have been like for the shepherds, furtively grazing their sheep in some field, or the quiet stable where a pair of new parents try to care of their child. It is surprising how much noise exists in our day-to-day existence, and in that silent

moment I can talk to God apart from the rush and excitement and responsibilities of the season. It renews my sense of awe about God to see the majesty of the starry universe, and I have a chance to be thankful for the gift of Jesus Christ into a dark and beautiful world. — Rob Baldwin can be reached at rb@trinitylawrence.org.

Send your questions about faith and spiritual issues for our religion columnists to religion@ljworld.com.

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Rebecca Lysen and Justin Hosek ate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Drake University in 2004 and is a creative director at MADA Design, New York City. The groom is also a 2000 graduate of Free State and attended Kansas University. He studied jazz bass performance at the New School in New York City and is a professional bass guitarist and a sound engineer in New York City. The couple reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

ANNIVERSARIES Peaslee Dwayne and Ruby Peaslee, Perry, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Friday. They were married Dec. 22, 1951, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, while Dwayne was attending KU. Dwayne and Ruby graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. They have lived the last 37 years in Jefferson County. They have a daughter, Valerie Earhart and husband Darrin, Springfield, Mo., and a son, Kyle, Milwaukee, Wis. Dwayne and Ruby Peaslee

The Rev. Barry Watts, Associate Pastor, Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Road: Christmas is a time of many family traditions and for my family, a Christmas Eve service is at the center of our remembrance of Christ’s birth. While liturgical traditions and customary practices can be effective in bringing a congregation to worship, the danger of following any kind of standardized worship schedule is losing the

important meaning behind each act of worship. The Christmas Eve service at Lawrence H e i g h t s C h r i s t i a n Watts Church allows the Lord to reveal himself in a new and refreshing way. Candlelight, carols and communion are a part of this special evening. Christmas Eve is a time

our family gathers together to give God praise for the birth of Christ. In addition, this year, for the first time since 2005, we will have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas during our regular Sunday worship. What an awesome opportunity to worship God and give him the honor and glory for sending us his son and the gift of his grace. What are my plans this year? My family will join my church family at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Lawrence Heights

Christian Church. Then, we will wake up early Sunday morning and open gifts with my young child. At 10:30 a.m., we will take advantage of the rare opportunity to sit in God’s House on Christmas Day, during Sunday worship, and thank him for the sacrifice of his son for us, the undeserving sinners. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the true reason for the season.

ing Academy, 12th; Shahrzad Hajiarbabi, Southwest, 15th; Edward Reyes, Southwest, 23rd; Michael Pate, West, 25th; Matthew De Guzman, Southwest, 26th; and Bennett Haase-Divine, West, 27th. In K-5: William Schellman, Prairie Park, eighth; Shrivatsa Malladi, Langston Hughes, 10th; Lincoln Edgecomb, Sunset Hills, 12th; Rajin Nagpa, Sunflower, 13th; Liam HoeyKummerow, Cordley, 14th; Ben Hoopes, Cordley, 16th; Sebi Brown, Cordley, 18th; Devin Stark, Prairie Park, 20th; Myles Palmer, Langston Hughes, 21st; Jasmine Mihu, Prairie Park, 22nd; Colin Greenfield, Prairie Park, 24th; Ethan Carroll, Langston Hughes, 25th; Emily Gordon-

Ross, Prairie Park, 26th; Tyson Dent, Langston Hughes, 27th; Gannon Hill, Prairie Park, 29th; and Nati Zicker, Sunset Hills, 30th. In K-3: Oliver Rubenstein, Raintree, fourth; Caleb Prescott, Sunset Hills, fifth; Krishi Sabarwal, Quail Run, seventh; Bryce Erickson, Raintree, ninth; Guthrie Bricker, Cordley, 11th; Baker Anderson, Sunflower, 15th; Giovanni Ventello, Cordley, 16th; Wheeler Battaglia-Davis, Cordley, 17th; Kyle Devore, Quail Run, 20th; Annelise Hoopes, Cordley, 21st; Samuel Gordon-Ross, Prairie Park, 24th; Sam Hertzog, Raintree, 25th; Steven Duan,

— Barry Watts can be reached at barrygwatts@gmail.com.

AROUND AND ABOUT The Cordley School chess tournament was Dec. 10 at the Kansas Union. Lawrence’s Free State High School (K-12), Southwest Middle School (K-8), Prairie Park (K-5) and Quail Run (K-3) swept the second-place trophies; third-place trophies went to Southwest (K-12), Langston Hughes (K-5) and Raintree (K-3). With more than 200 players competing in the tournament and coming from as far away as Wichita, Lawrence Virtual School’s Jack Easton was the only local individual champion, earning first in K-5. Local medal winners in K-12: Venkata Malladi, Free State, fifth; Eddie Wilson, Lawrence High School, sev-

enth; Sam Beaulieu, FSHS, eighth; Kiana Hajiarbabi, Southwest, 10th; Aaron Simon, FSHS, 11th; Kelsey Jian, Southwest, 16th; Kaustubh Nimkar, LHS, 18th; Ryan Duan, Quail Run, 21st; Joseph Miller, FSHS, 22nd; John Ely, Southwest, 25th; Ting-Ting Shi, Southwest, 26th; Lane Quick, LHS, 27th; and Thomas Peterson, LHS, 28th. In K-8: Diane Camarda, West Middle School, second; Jeffrey Wilson, Southwest, fourth; Alex Trujillo, West, fifth; Jonathan Lesslie, Southwest, seventh; Camaron Edgecomb, West, eighth; Jackson Maher, Central Middle School, 10th; Ilya Schaeffer, Southwest, 11th; Maxwell Briggs, 21st Century Learn-

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People & Places Photo courtesy of Patti McCormick

SOUS CHEF NICHOLAS HAXTON created ice from Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies as part of the “Thin Mint” Ice Cream Fundraiser for Brownie Troop 1983, which runs through Jan. 31 at Ten Restaurant in The Eldridge. Pictured, from left, are Geraldine Smith; Vivian Mechem, 8, of Brownie Troop 1983; Haxton; Josie Howell, 9, of Brownie Troop 1983; and Glee Smith, all of Lawrence.

NOTE TO READERS: Effective Jan. 1, 2012, People and Places will no longer be included in the Saturday Society section of the Lawrence Journal-World. It will merge with the Refrigerator Door, which is published daily on the Weather page.

AROUND AND ABOUT Nov. 2 at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., Quail Run, 26th; Jocelyn Wil- for her academic achieveson, Sunflower, 27th; Alec ments. Case is a junior majorWilson, Quail Run, 28th; and ing in animal science.

Ben Shyrock, Cordley, 29th. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9B

The family of Daisey P. Deay is hosting a birthday reception for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Baldwin City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1223 Orchard Lane, Baldwin City. Mrs. Deay will turn 99 on Jan. 5. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Deay at the center.

These Lawrence students have earned academic honors for the fall semester at Bethel College in North Newton: On the dean’s list, with grade-point averages between 3.7 and 4.0, are Laurel Nagengast, freshman, Adam Ewy, sophomore, and Genevieve Rucker, senior. On the honor roll, with grade-point averages between 3.5 and 3.69 are Riley King, freshman, and Anna Cook, senior.

Nicholas James Burkart of Lawrence received a Bachelor of Science degree in PGA golf management from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Dec. 16.

Army Pvt. Jordan M. Briones, a 2010 Tonganoxie High School graduate, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mason

JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1553 attended its first campout at Lawrence Hidden Valley Camp, which was hosted by Cadette Troop 7086.

Area students have accepted scholarships to Fort Hays State University for the 2011-2012 academic year. From McLouth: Jennifer Blevins accepted a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies and a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award. She is majoring in leadership studies. From Tonganoxie: Katelyn Colgrove accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. She plans a career in athletic training.

Photo courtesy of Laura Lewis

FROM LEFT, ANN EVERSOLE, Carolyn Woodling and Mary Ann Scott were honored with the Delta Zeta Sorority Golden Rose for 50 years of membership at a Founders Day luncheon Nov. 5 at Lawrence Country Club.

Photo courtesy of Kirsty Elliott

RALLY FOR RESPITE, an event held at the Jayhawk Tennis Center, raised money for Trinity In-Home Care, a respite organization that provides nonmedical support to residents of Douglas County. About 100 people attended the event. Nick Taylor, pictured at left, will perform the exhibition match after he plays in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

DON HARRIS, resident of Medicalodges of Eudora, received an award and pin for serving our country on Veterans Day. Photo courtesy of Kim Scott

The Kansas University Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony was Nov. 18 at the Capitol in Topeka. The 79 graduates, who began their course in January, represented local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. Graduates from Lawrence: Crystal J. Austin, with Black Hills Energy; Linda K. Bruce, with KU’s Center for Research Inc.; Eve A. Kemple, with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office; Mark R. Pennel, with Black Hills Energy; Patrick L. Pollock, with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; Matthew T. Pool, with Douglas County Youth Services; Amanda M. Reusch, with Douglas County Emergency Communications; Jillian K. Rodrigue, with Douglas County Emergency Management; Stacy L. Simmons, with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; Richard L. Ziesenis, with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

Megan Case, a McLouth High School graduate, received the Uncle Tom Watkins Memorial Scholarship

Photo submitted by Sydney Stone

KANSAS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR ANITA HERZFELD’S “Honors Language and Society in Latin America” class attended “Compania Flamenca José Porcel” at the Lied Center in October. Back row, from left, are Jill Wenderoth, Natasha Kothari, Glen Dunne, Emily Farnan, Jenni Corcoran and Joel Haug. Front row, from left, are Emily Miller, Anita Herzfeld, Molly Schemm, Molly Hartz and Lucas Strubing.

Kelly Rockers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Nov. 18. Rockers is employed by Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism in Lawrence. Rockers and the other graduates, who began their training Aug. 15, represented 39 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority.

Students studying piano and horn performance at Kansas University were named winners at the Music Teachers National Association auditions on Nov. 5-6 at Emporia State University:

Junior Piano Competition winner: Chaeyoung Park, student of professors Jack Winerock and Scott McBride Smith, a student at Veritas Christian School, Lawrence.

Senior Piano Competition winner: Mingtian Zhao Yang, student of professor Steven Spooner, from Hainan, China.

Young Artist Piano Competition winner: Inge Buniardi, student of professor Spooner, from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Senior Piano Duet Competition alternates: Mingtian Zhao Yang and Luke Rhodes, students of professor Smith. Rhodes is from Lawrence.

Young Artist Piano Competition alternate: Crystal Lam, student of professor Winerock, from Hong Kong.

Chamber Music Competition state representative: Wakarusa Horn Trio (Evan Flynn, violin; Michael Cooper, French horn; Crystal Lam, piano), coached by professor Smith. Flynn is from Baraboo, Wis. Cooper is from Bonner Springs.

Young Artist Brass Competition winner: Michael Cooper, student of professor Paul Stevens.

Young Artist Brass Competition runner up: Jamie Sanborn, student of professor Stevens, from Wichita. Prize winners will go on to participate in the regional MTNA competition at the University of Colorado in January.

Two area residents have been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia for fall quarter 2011 for having a grade-point average of 3.5 or above: Terry Barnett, of Linwood, and Rebecca Dreifuss, of Tonganoxie.

Preston Randall, a senior at Veritas Christian School in Lawrence, received a nomination to the U.S. Naval Academy from U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan. The nomination sends Randall’s name to the academy, which will determine whether Randall meets requirements for admission.

Jason Champagne, of Baldwin City, graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks on Aug. 5, with a Bachelor of Science in community nutrition.


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Wishing All of Our Buyer’s & Seller’s a Joyous Holiday Season! We are looking forward to our 19th season “Serving Your Auction Needs” in 2012

Found Item FOUND keys, large set found on O’Connell Rd. Call 785-749-0890 to identify

Lost Item LOST several keys and remote. Lost sometime within last week. Please call 785-842-1779

Lost Pet/Animal LOST Please return our dog, black/white border collie disappeared on 12/17, near 7 HWY & Parallel. 913-724-2281 No questions.

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Career Training Become a Dental Assistant in as little as 10 Weeks. The Kansas Dental Assistant Institute (KDAI) provides classroom and actual dental office training in Lawrence. Call 785550-2289 to start your exciting dental career.

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KU Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. Support daily operations of the Center’s computing & networking facilities. Duties include providing advanced computer hardware/ software /network & system support & supporting end-users. Salary Sales-Marketing $42k-50k. For full description see PT sales assistant /admin. www.ku.edu/employment& needed for Lawrence ofsearch for position # fice. See employment sec00005450. Review begins tion at www.sdrmaps.com 01/04/2012. EO/AA.

Education & Training AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. AdministrativeFAA approved program. FiProfessional nancial aid if qualifiedHousing available. CALL Public Benefit Screener - Aviation Institute of MainFT position in local hospi- tenance 877-818-0783. tal. Ideal candidate will EARN COLLEGE DEGREE possess strong customer ONLINE. *Medical, service techniques with an *Business, *Criminal Jusappreciation for detail, tice. Job placement asability to multi-task and a sistance. Computer strong work ethic. College available. Financial Aid if degree preferred. Bilingual qualified. SCHEV certiin Spanish a plus. Competfied. Call 800-488-0386 itive salary with a comprewww.CenturaOnline.com hensive benefit package. Email resume to joe@midlandgroup.com General

seeks President & CEO Full-time position reports to DMI Board of Directors. Please submit cover letter and resume electronically to dmisearch@visitlawrence. com. Review of applications begins January 3, 2012. No phone calls please. Position descriptions and information can be found at www.visitlawrence.com and visit our website

www.freedomsfrontier.org

The mission of DMI is to promote tourism in Lawrence & Douglas County by focusing fiscal, management and community resources on heritage and cultural assets in an effective and collaborative manner. Douglas County, the City of Lawrence, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area are the stakeholders with representation on DMI’s Board of Directors. The President and CEO of DMI has responsibility for the operating functions of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCVB), Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) in accordance with bylaws and coordinates funding for Douglas County Historical Societies FFNHA responsibilities include management of the work of the Trustees, staff and volunteers to fulfill the mission and implementation of the ten-year management plan, grant-making, marketing, research, interpretation and fundraising. Leadership in the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with constituencies on local, state and national levels in addition to nonprofits, businesses, and foundations to assure effective program performance is expected.

Lead teacher for after school program. Approx. 20 hours per week Mon-Fri. afternoons. Starts early January. Requires experience teaching and supervising elementary age children, good group management and curriculum planning skills. Contact Hilltop Child Development Center, 785-864-4940 (leave message) or ppisani@ku.edu for application information. EOE.

10 HARD WORKERS NEEDED NOW! Immediate Full Time Openings! 40 Hours a Week Guaranteed! Weekly Pay! 785-841-0755

WarehouseProduction Special 6-8 Week Project At HALLMARK 1st & 2nd Shift Starts Early January! Positions start at $10.00/hr No Production Experience Required! Must have: • High attention to detail • Good hand dexterity • Excellent work history & references To apply on-line go to: https://eapp.adecco.com OR Call today or stop by our office to learn more about these great jobs!

100 E. 9th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, 785-842-1515 EOE

15 Assistants Needed

Help schedule + set appointments for our Sales Reps $400 to $650/week plus bonuses. Noon to 9pm shift.

Interviewing immediately

785-783-3021

Assistant/ Customer Service PERMANENT AND 2012 HELP START IMMEDIATELY We need your Positions avail. in 5 departments for our 2 locations. Must be over 18 & avail. to start Wed. Interviewing Mon. & Tues. Only.

Call today, start tomorrow.

ALL CALLERS INTERVIEWED POS. WILL FILL UP FAST

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$16 Base-appt., FT/PT schedules, Sales/Service. No experience neccessary! All ages 17+, conditions apply. Call 785-371-1293

Apartments Furnished Rooms (newly remodeled) Rent by week or by month. With cable & internet. Call Virginia Inn 785-856-7536

Apartments Unfurnished 1BR, 1/2 block to KU, reserved parking, $510. GAS & WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 www.gagemgmt.com 1BRs — 622 Schwarz. CA, laundry, off-street parking, gas & water paid. $435/ mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Crossgate Casita’s

New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899 1BR — 740 Massachusetts, above Wa Restaurant, big windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Ad Astra Apartments

1 & 2 BRs from $390/mo. Call MPM for more details at 785-841-4935

Cedarwood Apts 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious

General Maintenance /Grounds University of Kansas Recreation Services

For full position description and to apply go to:

https://jobs.ku.edu

search for position 00209257 Apply by deadline1/3/2012 EO/AA Employer

1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. * Near campus, bus stop * Laundries on site * Near stores, restaurants * Water & trash paid 4BR duplex - start at $795 —————————————————— Get Coupon* for $25 OFF

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Apartments Unfurnished

Apartments Unfurnished Red Oak Apts. 2408 Alabama

2BR at 1BR price

Newer 2BR for only $475. Jacksonville Apts. Act fast! (785) 841-4935

1BR - $450, 2BR- $510/mo. Water & trash pd. Deposit - $300. On the Bus Route.

Call Today 785-841-1155

VILLA 26 APARTMENTS

Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com

Aspen West

2900 Bob Billings Pkwy.

Half Month FREE

Call for SPECIALS

785-838-3377, 785-841-3339 www.tuckawaymgmt.com

YOUR PLACE, YOUR SPACE

1BR/Studio, $420, Near KU. Water/trash paid, No pets. AC Management 785-842-4461 Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.

785.856.7788

Available January 2012

BRAND NEW One Month FREE Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence 1BR, 1.5 bath 2BR, 2.5 baths Rent Includes All Utilities. Plus Cable, Internet, Fitness & Pool. Garages Available Elevators to all floors

Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall

Call Today 785-856-8900

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Downtown Lofts

New Studio, 1, & 2 BRs

LIVE IN LUXURY

at 901 New Hampshire 785-830-8800

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Happy Holidays 785.843.4040 www.thefoxrun.com Offering Leases through the end of May 2012

HIGHPOINTE APTS REDUCED RATES

2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468 www.firstmanagementinc.com

NO RENT UNTIL 2012 offer good for limited time

1BR & 2BR Remodeled Units All utilities paid, includes high speed Internet. Starting at $560/month

The Oaks 785-830-0888

PARKWAY COMMONS One Month Rent FREE!

2 & 3 Bedrooms Clubhouse lounge, gym, garages avail., W/D, walk in closets, and 1 pet okay. 3601 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence

785-842-3280

Large kitchens, bedrooms and closets. Newly updated. Convenient to all services, on the bus route

RENT SPECIAL!

Great Locations! Great Prices! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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Garages - Pool - Fitness Center • Ironwood Court Apts. • Park West Gardens Apts • Park West Town Homes • Homes at Monterey Bluffs and Green Tree Call for more details 785.840.9467

2BR — 2412 Alabama in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, washer & dryer. No pets. $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797

2BR, lower in 4-plex, 1725 Tennessee. $465/mo. Has DW. Quiet & clean. No pets. 785-813-1344, 785-393-4510

Last One Left!!

941 Indiana - 2BR 1 bath $650/mo. 785-841-4935

SOCIAL S OCIAL M MEDIA EDIA SPECIALIST SPECIALIST The World Company is hiring for a Social Media Specialist to be responsible for designing and implementing social media strategies, products and tools to be used by the sales team to be sold to our advertisers. Specialist will work directly with advertising and media marketing departments on effective use of social tools to promote our products, content and services to be sold to advertisers; and support the company’s ongoing efforts to integrate social and news media as a key component of our client services. Ideal candidate will have at least two year’s experience working with social media tools and techniques with proven ability to create and execute online social media campaigns; leadership experience with strategic planning and marketing of successful online communities; proven track record for managing online communities and creating positive and successful community engagements; expertise publishing or participating on blogs, social news, video/photo sharing, social networking applications with a strong personal online reputation; strong results-driven project management experience plus proven public relations skills; detail-oriented and excellent verbal and written communication skills; outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines; bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Marketing Public Relations or related field preferred; and ability to drive with valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and safe driving record. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. Please include links to online communities/accounts you have been responsible for managing. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, 401k, paid time off, employee discounts and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. EOE

Apartments & Townhomes 2, 3 & 4BRs

Limited Time Special

All Units: Pool, on KU bus route, DW, & microwave 2BRs - 1/2 Mo. Rent FREE The Woods of near KU, laundry facilities Old West Lawrence 837 MICHIGAN 785-841-4935 3 & 4BRs - Special Prices 2BR - 415 W. 17th, laundry W/D, FREE wireless internet on site, wood floors, off-st. 660 GATEWAY COURT parking, CA. No pets. $450/ Call 785-841-8400 mo. Water pd. 785-841-5797 www.sunriseapartments.com 2BR — 909 Missouri or 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. Have CA & DW. No pets. $450/ month. Call 785-841-5797 2BR, 1310 Kentucky. CA, DW, laundry. Close to KU. $550/ mo. One Month FREE. $200 Deposit. Call 785-842-7644 2BR, 925 Alabama. 1 Bath, Central Air, $500/mo. 2 Car garage is avail. for $100 per month. 785-842-7644

Village Square Stonecrest • Hanover 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms Near KU, Pool, Pet Friendly Reserve YOUR Apt. for 2012 Call 785-842-3040 or email: village@sunflower.com

ASHBURY TOWNHOMES Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BR & 3BRs Available

MOVE IN SPECIALS

Call NOW 785-842-1322

Winter is here No high gas bill to pay, all electric units only! • Small dog welcome • Income restrictions apply • Students welcome

LAUREL GLEN APTS

For Current Rent Specials Call 785-838-9559 EOH 3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com 3BR - 2121 Inverness, 2 story, 2.5 bath, CA, DW, W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 pet ok. $850/mo. 785-841-5797

NEW RENT SPECIALS Campus & Downtown 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 785-749-7744

A CHRISTMAS GIFT Now Leasing for 2012!

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs

Fast, Reliable Maintenance On-site Management Close to KU, 3 Bus Stops

Bob Billings & Crestline

Move in December and Get $300 OFF your rent 1, 2, and 3 BRs available 3 Great Locations Nice Communities Remodeled Units avail. Call 785-841-5444 or 785-830-0888

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785-842-4455 2BR - 3503 W. 7th Court, 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW, W/D One Month FREE! hookup, garage, 1 pet ok. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 Sunrise Terrace — 951 Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4- 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full plex, CA, W/D hookup, off- bath, CA, DW, laundry, lots st. parking. $410-$420/mo. of parking, some with No pets. Call 785-841-5797 W/D. $550 - $750/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, www.rentinlawrence.com 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 PUT YOUR www.rentinlawrence.com 2BR avail. now, very nice & quiet, DW, W/D, off-st. parking. $545/mo. No pets. 785-423-1565, 785-841-4035

Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

2BR starting at $525 W/D included. Pool

2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com 2BR - 2406 Alabama, Bldg. 2, 2 story, 1.5 baths, CA, DW, $500. No pets. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com

Apartments Unfurnished

Parkway Terrace Apts. 2340 Murphy Drive 1 Bedroom - $440/mo. 2 Bedrooms - $500/mo.

Call Today 785-841-1155

A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

Move-in Special for 1BRs Only one of each left: 2BR Apt.& 2BR Townhome

Apartments Unfurnished

EMPLOYMENT AD IN TODAY!!

Go to ljworld.com or call 785-832-1000. UP TO FOUR PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM! All packages include AT LEAST 7 days online, 2 photos online, 4000 chracters online, and one week in top ads. Days in print vary with package chosen.

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 www.GageMgmt.com

Heatherwood Valley & Sunflower Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Units • No Application Fee • Short-term Leases avail. • Leasing Programs for Applicants w/Bad Credit 785-856-1237 www.AssetMgmtPlus.com

Studio Apt., 1907 W. 25th, $390/mo. + Tenant only pays elect. 785-841-1155

DISTRIBUTION TEAM LEADER Lawrence Journal-World is hiring a Team Leader in our distribution center. We are a family-owned operation with a 20,000 circulation daily newspaper, several weekly community newspapers, a Commercial Printing division, and a contract print site for USA TODAY. Team Leaders are responsible for handling the processing and bundling of newsprint products from the press to distributors; troubleshoot machinery; and assist with supervising and providing training to team members. Candidates must be available to work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily. We are looking for talented and hardworking individuals who are looking to grow in their career with a fastpaced company. Ideal candidate will have leadership experience; a team player; self starter with strong organizational skills; experience operating machinery and maintenance skills preferred; strong communication skills; good attention to detail and able to multi-task; a high school diploma or GED; able to lift up to 70 lbs.; stand for long periods of time and frequently twist and bend; and proficient with MS Office products. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com or complete an employment application at 609 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS. We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401k, paid time off, employee discounts, opportunities for career advancement and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen, and physical lift assessment required. EOE


2C SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2011 Apartments Eudora Unfurnished 3BR nice mobile DOWNTOWN LOFT

Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $675/mo. 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565

home, 1.5 bath, new carpet, CH/CA, W/D hookup, $545/mo. + deposit & Refs. 913-845-3273

Tonganoxie

4BR, 2,500 sq. ft. townhome located on quiet cul-desac. 2 car garage. $1,100/ mo. 1 Year lease. $1,100 Studios — 2400 Alabama, all deposit. No smoking. Call elect., plenty of parking, AC, 913-845-9005, 816-872-7343 laundry. $390, water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 advanco@sunflower.com -

Studios - 1708 W. 5th, all elect, plenty of parking, AC, laundry. $410. water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797

Duplexes

CEDAR HILLS

New Management

1-3BR apts. in Tonganoxie

Many improvements!

816-260-8606, 913-845-0992

3BR + loft, great south location, 2924 Crestline Dr. Office Space 2½ bath, walk-in closet, lots of storage, deluxe kitchen, FP, sound proof- Downtown offices, 3 avail. ing, 2 car garage w/opener, $325, $350, $450/mo. New! big back yard, patio. No Nice ammenities. Utils. pd. pets. $900/mo. Avail. now. Year lease. 785-842-7337 Call Neil 785-423-2660 Office Space Available Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 www.GageMgmt.com

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

Miscellaneous

Cars-Domestic

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PARKWAY 4000

Move-In Specials! • 2 & 3BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

Golf Club, Big Bertha left handed, Irons—Like New $100. Call 785-841-2381.

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Owner Financing NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee Free Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $750/mo. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com

Antiques

KIPP’S TREASURES

423B E 4th Street Tonganoxie, KS 66086 913-704-5037 Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, Furniture, Treasures

Dresser, Painted all 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage. wooden tall dresser, 6 Newer spacious unit. All drawers. looks great. appls. No pets. Avail. now. 785-393-1992 $895/mo. Call 785-766-9823 Oak dresser, with two large drawers, two small. large rectangular mirror. Great shape, must sell. Worth much more. AVAIL. Now 785-393-1992 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505

3BR Townhomes Avail.

SKi Machine, Precor 515e. Best aerobic total body workout without pounding. Conditions heart and lungs, improves strength in every major muscle group. $75. 785-843-0257 SKi Machine, Precor 515e. Cadillac 2007 DTS very Best aerobic total body nice, very luxurious! workout without pound- With out the luxury ing. Conditions heart and price! Stk#164601 only lungs, improves strength $14,956. in every major muscle Dale Willey 785-843-5200 group. $75. 785-843-0257 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2-Car Garage

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Call 785-842-1524

PARKWAY 6000

CALL FOR SPECIALS! • 3 Bedroom, 2 bath • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

Saddlebrook Townhomes

Luxury 2BR, 2 Bath Units Gas FP, W/D, 1 Car garage Quiet West Side Area 625 Folks Rd. 785-832-8200 Saddlebrook@sunflower.com

Local STD/HIV Testing. Did you know you can have an STD and show no sympHouses toms? Early detection and treatment can prevent per1BR farm house, near Law- manent damage. Highest rence. Stove, refrig., W/D levels of privacy and dishookups. NO PETS! $560/ cretion. Call 1-888-737-4941 mo. +deposit. 785-842-3626 Leave name, phone#, msg.

Holiday Decor

1-5BRs: 615 Ohio, 608 & 945 Kentucky, 746 & 901 Mis- Dancing Jingle Bell Rock souri, 1128 New York, 1104 Santa - New in box - retail New Jersey. 785-842-2268 $50/NOW $10, Mr. & Mrs. Snowman handmade Dolls 1st Class, Pet Friendly $5/pr. New 6 reversible Houses & Apts. Tartan Plaid /Red Chair www.vintagemgmt.com Pads Org. Price $8ea. $4ea 785-842-1069 or all $20 785-865-2813

English Bull dog, for sale AKC regsitered, 2yrs. old, great with kids. $700 Needs to a good home. 785-550-8408

Buick 2010 ENCLAVE Certified, Stk#T96788A Special Price $30,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

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Roommates 2BRs avail. now for females in 4BR townhome. No pets/ smoking. $350/BR per mo. Share utils. 785-727-0025

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99. Plus 3 FREE GIFTS, front door delivery in a reusable cooler, call 1-888-543-7297 and mention code 45069SKS or www.OmahaSteaks.com/fv c11 Advertise your product or service nationwide or by region in over 10 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 750 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-486-2466 or go to www.classifiedavenue.net

2008 Mercury Sable Premier V6, Auto, Black Carfax 1 owner $18,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

Full Mechanical Condition Report Available online All Will Sell To The Highest Bidder, only at

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Ford 2009 Mustang V-6, Auto, 30,174 mi. $17,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Chrysler 2010 Sebring LTD Leather, Alloys, 38K, Inferno Red! Credit so Easy a Child Can Do It! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Pontiac 2009 G3, automatic, talk about fuel economy and room! You’ve gotta try this one to believe it! Stk#328851 only $11,650. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Pontiac 2009 G6, V6, power seat, ABS, traction control, remote start, 17” chrome tech wheels, GM certified, lots of warranty! Stk#314521 only $15,444. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Cars-Imports

Cars-Imports

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Pontiac 2008 G6 Carbon Black, 32K Finally! A Better Way To Go! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Chevrolet 2010 Impala LT 47K, One Victory Red! Why Are You still Drowning in Choices? www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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Dodge 2008 Caliber SRT-4. Make a statement in this Awesome car - the right color all it needs is a home! All the right equipment, power windows, power locks, sunroof, manual transmission! $15,788. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Dodge 2010 Caliber SXT 44K, Inferno Red Are You Drowning In Choices? No More! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

GET YOUR CAR COVERED From the tires to the roof from Bumper to Bumper. 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE on all service contracts. NO CREDIT CHECKS! CALL FOR DETAILS. 785-843-5200 ASK FOR ALLEN 2003 GMC Yukon XL NADA retail price $11,650, Buy it NOWfor $1750

Pontiac 2010 G6 4cyl, great gas mileage, GM certified, that means 2 yrs of scheduled maintenance for free! Stk#453475 only $13,999. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Lexus 2004 RX330 All Wheel Drive, Sky Blue with gray int. Has every option you could get on this car. NADA retail, $20,125. ON SALE for Only $15,888. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Pontiac 2008 Grand Prix Certified, Stk#B6652A Sale Price 19,000. Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

Full Mechanical Condition Report Available online All Will Sell To The Highest Bidder,

BMW 2005 x5 3.0i, white with gray interior, 100K. Perfect condition all records. This vehicle is like Brand New. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

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Honda 2009 Civic Hybrid 4CYL, Auto, 30,000 mi. $18,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Chevrolet 2002 Corvette Convertible, 2Dr. Stk#T96291A Sale Price $27,495

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Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

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Pontiac 2008 G6 Sedan GT Stk#D8757 Sale Price $14,780

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Buick 2008 Lucerne CX, 46K, Dark Crimson Metallic A Car For The People from The “Dealer For The People” www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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Ford 2008 Fusion SE Silver Bright Metallic, 44K Get Hooked At

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Chevrolet 2005 Tahoe LS SUV, Stk#B6867B Special Price $13,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

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Ford 1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible SVT, leather, power seat, premium alloy wheels, very sharp and low miles! Stk#376431 only $10,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Mazda 2007 Mazda 5 Sport 46K, Brilliant Black 6 Passenger Comfort, Can You Imagine? And Fuel Economy Too! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Mazda 2006 Mazda5 Sport Wagon. Really nice, 5 door with dual sliding side doors. Dark gray, only 63K miles. Automatic. FUN car! Brand new tires. Reduced. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

2006 Mazda3 S, 2 owner, 65k original miles, 5dr hatchback, moon, manual, 30+ MPG, 6CD, sporty! $9900 . View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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MERCURY 2005 GRAND MARQUIS Stk#B6902A Special Price $12,000. Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

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Chevrolet 2007 Monte Carlo LT, leather heated seats, ABS, traction control, spoiler, alloy wheels, very sharp, stk#168771 only $10,995.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2008 Mazda6 4cyl., Auto., Carfax 1 owner $14,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

Hyundai 2011 Elantra GLS 4 cyl, Auto, white, Carfax 1 owner, $17,988. Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Kia 2010 Forte 4dr, 1 owner, extra clean, great gas mileage. Lots of cars for under $200/mo. WAC. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

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Pontiac 2008 Grand Prix, sunroof, spoiler, alloy wheels, great gas mileage and room for the family! Stk#166701 only $10,854. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Dodge 2007 Charger RT V8, auto, Silver, Carfax 1 owner, $16,988. Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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2008 Ford Taurus SEL V6, Auto, Low miles $15995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

Ford 2005 Taurus SE Sedan - Silver. T96907A $7991.00 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

KIA 2006 AMANTI. Stk#T6622A. Sale Price $13,999

WE BUY CARS Top dollar for top late model vehicles. Drive in, see Danny or Jeff and get your big bucks today! 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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3BR, Remodeled old farm house, huge kitchen/LR, 1 bath. 7 mi. S. of Lawrence on all blacktop. $800/mo. Avail. Jan. 5. 785-979-0767

Chevrolet 2000 Corvette Coupe, Automatic, chrome wheels, leatehr, 117K, Winter priced at only $12,888. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Chevrolet 2010 Impala LT Stk#D8756 Sale Price $15,780

3BR, exceptionally nice! Fireplace, 2 baths, double gar- Machinery-Tools age, fenced yard. Good for commuter, in Prairie Park. Weiler 8” medium Crimped wire wheel .014wire, 2” A H $1,100/mo. 785-841-4201 (TLM-8) with metal 3BR, 1.5 bath, 2530 Ridge Ct. adapter 2” to 5/8” A.H. reWood floors, W/D, DW, 2 tails $75. will sell $30. car. Newly remodeled. 785-865-2813 $959/mo. Call 785-841-4449

3BR, 813 Crestline Ct. CA, 1 bath, garage, fenced yard. Avail. Now. $750/mo. 1/2 off Deposit. Call 785-842-7644

Chevrolet 2002 Cavalier, Automatic 2 door in very clean condition. A very nice car, with good gas mileage for under $5000. Come for a test drive. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Furniture

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Seasoned Firewood for sale. hedge, oak, locust, & other mixed hardwoods. $160/cord. Split stacked & Delivered. Call Ryan at 785-418-9910

Mattress, New Full size Limited Edition I Ortho-Firm-Posture series mattress for sale. Perfect condition. Downsizeing guest room to twin size. $499.95 new. Selling for $100/offer. 785-691-7316

NADA retail price $10200, Buy it NOWfor $6900

Full Mechanical Condition Report Available online All Will Sell To The Highest Bidder, only at

Pets

Toy Poodles, Chihuahuas, Yorkies. Older puppies reduced. 785-883-4883. Apartments, Houses & Letter Jacket, Lawrence www.cuddlesomefarm.com Duplexes. 785-842-7644 High letter jacket, men’s www.GageMgmt.com size XL in excellent condi- Care-Servicestion. $95 (new price is over Supplies $170). 785-843-0257 INVEST IN A NEW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Letter Jacket, Lawrence Feeder & Keeper, LeBistro 1, 2, & 3BR townhomes High letter jacket, men’s gallon water feeder retails avail. in Cooperative. Units size XL in excellent condi- $20.00+ selling for $10. Kibble Keeper starting at $412 - $485/mo. tion. $95 (new price is over Petmate sealed bin holds up to 10# Water, trash, sewer paid. $170). 785-843-0257 - $10 both like new FIRST MONTH FREE! 785-865-2813 Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., stove, Firewood-Stoves refrig., W/D hookup, garFull Cord Seasoned bage disposal, Reserved A parking. On site manage- Hedge, Oak, Locust & ment & maintenance. 24 hr. mixed hardwoods, stacked & delivered, $160. Call Lanemergency maintenance. don, 785-766-0863 Membership & Equity Fee Required. 785-842-2545 Firewood, Mixed hard(Equal Housing Opportunity) woods, full cord: $150. You Cars-Domestic www.pinetreetownhouses.com haul. Or small delivery fee. Oak & hedge cords slightly more. 35 years in business. Call Bill at 816-810-3673 1-888-239-5723 Firewood: Mixed hardAll American Auto Mart woods, mostly split. 1200 E Sante Fe Stacked/delivered. $85 -1/2 Olathe, KS cord. James 785-241-3530 www.aaamkc.com NEWER - LUXURIOUS VILLAS & TOWNHOMES Red Oak/White Oak Mix, $150/truck, $210/cord * 1 BR, 870 sq. ft. Stacked & delivered. Cured Covered Parking & Seasoned. Adam * 2 BR, 1,300 sq. ft. 816-547-1575 briggsautodirect.com Showings By Appointment

1999 CHEVROELT MALIBU NADA retail price $3625, Buy it NOWfor $1750

Baby & Children's Items

Adam Ave. - 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., some with Toys, Little Tikes mailbox Shape sorter, $8. Little fenced yards, $895/mo. Bainbridge Cir. - 1,200 - Tikes small house w/2 1,540 sq. ft., 1.5-2.5 bath, 1 people $5, FP Shape Sorter - $5, Zyclone Zing Ring car, $695 - $775/mo. Blaster $15, Marshmallow Pets okay Crossbow $12, children’s with paid pet deposit 12” bike, $8. 785-865-2813 www.garberprop.com 785-841-4785 Clothing

Chrysler 2007 300c, pearl white, every option, 63K, extra clean! Three to choose from. Way under Book Value at only $15,888. Call for more info on all three cars. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Ford 2008 Mustang GT this is one hot ride! Leather heated seats, Shaker sound system, local trade, very nice! Stk#58041A2 only $16,999. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chrysler 2010 Sebring Limited Brilliant Black, 48K Check Out the Cockpit of This Amazing Machine! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

TV-Video

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Fabric- Large box of assorted upholstery fabric. Various sizes. $1 / yard or best offer. Please call 785-843-5396.

(3) Pianos, Winter Company Spinet or Acrosonic Spinet, $525. Sterling Retail & Spinet, $175. Price includes Commercial Space tuning and delivery. Call: Cadillac 2007 CTS sunTownhomes 785-832-9906 roof, leather, Bose 1311 Wakarusa - office sound, navigation, On 2BR, 1 bath, 2100 Haskell. space available. 200 sq. ft. Sports-Fitness Star, and more, only CA, DW, W/D hookup, car- - 6,000 sq. ft. For details $13,500. stk#371851. Equipment port. $575/mo. Available call 785-842-7644 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Now. Call 785-842-7644 www.dalewilleyauto.com Golf Club, Big Bertha Golf Clubs, left handed i-brids $50. Call 785-841-2381.

2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to I-70. Includes paid cable. Pets under 20 lbs. allowed Call 785-842-2575 www.princeton-place.com

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2008 Mercury Sable Premier V6, Auto,Pearl Carfax 1 owner, $15,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

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Hyundai 2009 Sonata 48K, Willow Grey You have the Right to a Lifetime Engine Warranty! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

2008 MAZDA Stk#T96620B Special Price $15,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com


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Auto Maintenance and Repair

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Bryant Collision Repair Mon-Fri. 8AM-6PM We specialize in Auto Body Repair, Paintless Dent Repair, Glass Repair, & Auto Accessories. 785-843-5803 bryantcollisionrepair@msn.com. lawrencemarketplace.com/ bryant-collision-repair Buying Junk & Repairable Vehicles. Cash Paid. Free Tow. U-Call, We-Haul! Call 785-633-7556

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

Family Owned & Operated for 37 Years Domestic & Foreign Expert Service 630 Connecticut St

Driveways, Parking Lots, Paving Repair, Sidewalks, Garage Floors, Foundation Repair 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7

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Staining & Engraving Existing Concrete Custom Decorative Patterns Patios, Basements, Garage Floors, Driveways 785-393-1109 www.robinseggconcrete.com

Decks & Fences Looking for Something Creative? Call Billy Construction Decks, Fences, Etc. Insured. (785) 838-9791 www.billyconstruction.com

Stacked Deck

Catering Oakley Creek Catering - Full Service Caterer Specializing in smoked meats & barbeque

- Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings-

• Decks • Gazebos • Framing • Siding • Fences • Additions • Remodel • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592

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Rich Black Top Soil No Chemicals Machine Pulverized Pickup or Delivery

Serving KC over 40 years 913-962-0798 Fast Service

Electrical

Harris Auto Repair

Domestics and Imports Brake repair Engine repair AC repair / service Custom exhaust systems Shock & Struts Transmissions Tire sales / repairs

785-838-4488

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Hite Collision Repair

“If you want it done right, take it to Hite.” Auto Body Repair Windshield & Auto Glass Repair 3401 W 6th St (785) 843-8991 http://lawrencemarket place.com/hite

K’s Tire

Sales and Service Tires for anything Batteries Brakes Oil Changes Fair and Friendly Customer Service is our trademark 2720 Oregon St. 785-843-3222 Find great offers at

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Westside 66 & Car Wash

Full Service Gas Station 100% Ethanol-Free Gasoline Auto Repair Shop - Automatic Car Washes Starting At Just $3 2815 W 6th St | 785-843-1878 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/westside66

Carpet Cleaning Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

Your locally owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company since 1993! • 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Available By Appointment Only

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning

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Let Us Help With The Holidays

Gift Certificates Avail. Family owned and operated since 1992 For Your Holiday Cleaning Needs

Motors - Pumps Complete Water Systems

Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. www.doctor-clean.com 785-840-4266

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Concrete, Block & Limestone Wall Repair, Waterproofing Drainage Solutions Sump Pumps, Driveways. 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7

FOUNDATION REPAIR

Mudjacking, Waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & Pressure Grouting. Level & Straighten Walls & Bracing on wall. BBB . Free Estimates Since 1962

For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor www.quality-electric.net

JAYHAWK GUTTERING

Seamless aluminum guttering. Many colors to choose from. Install, repair, screen, clean-out. Locally owned. Insured. Free estimates.

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Heating & Cooling

Music Lessons

Piano Lessons 4704 W. 24th St Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year!

“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/rivercityhvac

Garage Doors

Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration • Odor Removal • Carpet Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaning •

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Roofing

785-865-0600

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Free Estimates

Insurance Work Welcome

Insurance

Painting

“When You’re Ready, We’re Reddi” •Sales •Service •Installations •Free Estimate on replacements all makes & models Commercial Residential Financing Available

Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr. insuranceinckc.com

A. B. Painting & Repair

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Repairs and Services

KEYS of JOY

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Int/ext. Drywall, Tile, Siding, Wood rot, & Decks 30 plus yrs. Refs. Free Est.

785-764-9582

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Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462 www.meslerroofing.com

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Salon & Spa

Landscaping

Air Conditioning Heating/Plumbing

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at Lawrencemarketplace.com /freestategaragedoors

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Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

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Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN www.lynnelectric.com

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• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation

General Services

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Apply at eapp.adecco.com Or Call (785) 842-1515 BETTER WORK BETTER LIFE lawrencemarketplace.com/ adecco

Temporary or Contract Staffing Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS lawrencemarketplace.com/ express

Computer/Internet

Eagles Lodge

Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 http://lawrencemarket place.com/Eagles_Lodge

Accessible and General Public Transportation We provide door-to-door transportation as well as many additional services to residents of Douglas County living with disabilities. Call to schedule a ride: 843-5576 or 888-824-7277 Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm We ask for $2.00 each way. Even if you don’t have a disability and you live outside the Lawrence City limits, we can help. Funded in part by KDOT Public Transit Program

CONCRETE INC. Your local concrete repair specialists Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways

1-888-326-2799 Toll Free

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Serving the Douglas & Franklin county areas

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Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

Home Improvements Home Repair Services Interior/Exterior Carpentry, Vinyl siding, Roofing, Tearoff/reroof. 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 913-636-1881

LAWN & LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Big/Small Jobs

Dependable Service

Professional Painters Home, Interior, Exterior Painting, Lead Paint Removal Serving Northeast Kansas 785-691-6050 http://lawrencemarket place.com/primecoat

Riffel Painting Co. 913-585-1846

Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair Quality work and products since 1985

Light Up The Season!

Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Locally owned & operated.

Free estimates/Insured.

Pet Services

Fall Clean Up Leaf Clean Up Snow Removal

Marty Goodwin 785-979-1379 ROCK-SOD-SOIL-MULCH

• Holiday Lighting Installation • Professional and timely • Residential & Commercial

913-488-7320

Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 35 Years (785) 841-2112 lawrencemarketplace.com /kastl

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12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee - Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals We take glass! 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter

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BUDGET TREE SERVICE, LLC. 913-593-7386

Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

No Job Too Small Free Est. Lic. & Ins. 913-268-3120

Chris Tree Service 20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. Buyers of aluminum cans, 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659 all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, Fredy’s Tree Service 501 Maple, Lawrence. cutdown• trimmed• topped 785-841-4855 Licensed & Insured. lawrencemarketplace.com/ 14 yrs experience. lonnies 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

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Recycling Services

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Tree/Stump Removal

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PineLandscapeCenter.com Find us on Facebook Pine Landscape Center 785-843-6949

RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703

Repairs and Services

Full Service Grooming All Breeds & Sizes Including Cats! Flea & Tick Solutions

Year round storage

. MAGILL PLUMBING • Water Line Services • Septic Tanks / Laterals 913-721-3917 Free Estimates Licensed Insured.

Green Grass Lawn Care

15 yrs exp, Mowing, Yard Clean-up, Tree Trimming, Snow Removal All jobs considered. 785-312-0813 785-893-1509

Travel Services

Husband & wife team, exp., fast & good. Reasonable, Carolyn& Mark 785-424-5860

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Volkswagon 2008 Jetta 2.5, local trade in, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, very sharp, stk#308742 only $13,700. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Volvo 2009 V50 Wagon. ONE local owner, super clean, silver, and a long lit of options. Priced way below comparable Volvos. Take a look at this NICE, safe Volvo. Great reviews on this model. 75K miles. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24 4/7

Saturn 2004 Ion Quad Coupe, 4cyl, FWD, spoiler, power equipment, very sporty & great gas mileage! Stk#581581 only $7700. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2002 NISSAN ALTIMA

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HUMMER 2006 H2. Stk#D8763. Sale Price $31,999,

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2007 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Fire Fighter Special Edition 6 Speed manual, Sharp! $14995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

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2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED NADA retail price $9650, Buy it NOWfor $6200

Nissan 2009 Rogue SL 4 Cyl, Auto, Silver, Carfax 1 owner $20,988 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Scion 2009 XD, 35K Silver, 4 Door Hatch-back,

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Nissan 2010 Versa S, power equip, like new, choose from two only $14223.00 stk#s13257 or 14043 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Jeep 2007 Liberty Limited 4x4, 54K, Stone White. Perfect for today’s busy gal! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Jeep 2005 Liberty RENEGADE model with tons of fun options. Nice silver color, clean condition and history. Automatic and 4X4. Light rack, skid plate package, and lots more! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. /7 785-856-6100 24/

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Chevrolet 2009 Silverado LT 4wd, ext cab, running boards, tonneau cover, tow package, ABS, power equipment, stk#353661 only $22,995 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Chevrolet 2005 Silverado Z71 crew cab, bed liner, tow pkg, alloy wheels, power seat, cruise control, plenty of room for the family and enough to get the job done! Stk#317941 only $19,444. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Buick 2008 Enclave CXL AWD CERTIFIED Stk#D8770 $27,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

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Toyota 2007 RAV4 Limited, V6, FWD, 3rd row seat, DVD, 79K, Excellent Condition. $15,500. 785-242-3830 785-418-5749

Buick 2008 Enclave FWD 4dr CXL Stk#D8742 Sale Price $24,918

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, V6, Auto, Carfax 1 owner $29995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

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Honda 2008 CRV AWD EXL sunroof, leather heated seats, ABS, alloy wheels, stk#311621 only $21,444. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Chevrolet 2006 HHR LT, running boards, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, power seat, and more, stk#631502 only $10,850. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chevrolet 2011 Traverse, Nobody beats us on selection! We’ve got 7 to choose from starting at $22,774 and GM certified! Hurry for best selection!! Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2006 Toyota 4Runner SPORT, 4WD, Moon, tow, CD, PL, PW, cruise, spoiler, 120K, new tires, clean! $14,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Volkswagen 2011 TIGUAN SEL 4Motion w/Pre SUV AWD Stk#T97237A Sale Price $28,000

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Dodge 2007 Nitro SLT 4X4, 61K, Brilliant Black Metallic Perfect for Today’s Busy Family! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

GMC 2008 DENALI AWD SUV Stk#D8782 Special Price $40,000 Robert Brogden Olathe Buick - GMC KC’s #1 Low Price Dealer 1500 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 800-536-5346 913-782-1500 www.brogdenauto.com

GM CERTIFIED is not like any other dealer backed warranty. Don’t let the other dealers tell you any different. Dale Willey Automotive is the only dealer in Lawrence that GM Certifies their cars and trucks. Come see the difference! Call for details. 785-843-5200 ask for Allen

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TOYOTA 2004 Prius Hatchback HYBRID - no photo. Stk#T7056A Sale Price $12,000

Chevrolet 2008 Silverado LT 4WD, Black exterior with black interior, 5.8 Liter V8, Automatic Trans. Power windows front and back, New Tires, Bedliner, 67,000 miles. This is a nice running clean truck and is loaded. I live in Ottawa, Ks. but would be willing to bring it to you to see. Priced at $23,500. Please call 785-214-9789/785-242-6439

Jeep 2004 Grand Cherokee Special Edition. Local trade-in. 4X4, Heated Seats, leather, dual power seats, moonroof, and tow package, and lots more. Very nice condition. V8. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St.. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Ford 2006 Escape Limited - a nice ride. Be the Envy of all your Friends in this fully loaded Escape. 82,000 miles, leather, sunroof. All the Goodies! $13,995. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Chevrolet 2007 Silverado LT 4x4, quad cab, 80,388. Put it to work or carry the Family around excellent condition & well equipped. $21,988. All American Auto Mart 1200 East Santa Fe Olathe KS 66061 visit our website www.aaamkc.com Call 888-239-5723 Today.

Jeep 2007 Commander 4x4 Rocky Mountain edition, sunroof, ABS, traction control, alloy wheels, 2nd row bench with a 3rd row, plenty of room. Boston sound, cd changer, and much, much more! Stk#150391 only $17,774. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2007 Toyota Camry XLE Auto, gray, Carfax 1 owner $15,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

Toyota 2010 Corolla, CE Barcelona Red, 48K Can you believe It?! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Chevrolet 2004 Silverado LT 4wd, leather heated seats, steering wheel controls, running boards, Bose sound, power equip, tow package, & more stk#52071A1 only $18,877. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Toyota 2000 4Runner- ONE OWNER, Silver, Moonroof, GREAT condition for it’s age and 180K miles. NO accidents, looks and runs great. Best body style ever for 4Runner. 4X4. See Chevrolet 2007 Silverado Jeep 2005 Cherokee website for photos. LT 4WD, crew cab, ABS, Laredo Rueschhoff Automobiles traction control, alloy 4WD, alloy wheels, steerrueschhoffautos.com wheels, bed liner, power ing wheel controls, sun2441 W. 6th St. equip. stk#369512 only roof, leather heated 785-856-6100 24 4/7 $21,500. seats, tow package. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Stk#52071A2 only Truck-Pickups www.dalewilleyauto.com $11,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Toyota 2005 Highlander Sport Utility 4D Ext. Color: Blue Int. Color: Tan Mileage: 87,100 miles Features: V6 3.3 Liter Automatic 2WD Third Seat Power Door Locks Dual Front Air Bags Alloy Wheels Tilt Wheel Cruise Control Traction Control Power Steering title: clean. Please email me at smofeel@gmail.com

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Pontiac 2006 Grand Prix GT, this is a fantastic luxury sedan, plenty of room for the family and power for the driving enthusiast! Stk#424761 only $9,412. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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The Selection

2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4Cyl, Auto,7,000 mi Carfax 1 owner $14,995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

Hyundai 2010 Santa Fe GLS 4 cyl. Auto, Blk, Carfax 1 owner $18,998 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Volkswagen 2009 Passat Sedan 4dr Auto Komfort FWD Sedan Stk#T6696A Sale Price $20,995

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Truck-Pickups

Toyota 2005 Highlander AWD, with very clean leather interior. Popular navy blue outside, charcoal inside. moonroof, alloy wheels, and clean history. NICE SUV by Toyota. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Nissan 2007 Versa S, power equip, like new, choose from two starting at only $12,762. stk# 14043. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT, V6, Auto, $13995 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

JEEP 2007 WRANGLER UNLIMITED X. Stk# T96620A Sale Price $21,999

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Chevrolet 2009 Silverado 1500 Stk#T96661A Sale Price $12,000

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Kia 2008 Sportage, All wheel drive, in excellent clean condition. Light neutral color with light interior. Very nice late model small SUV for a great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7

Chevrolet 2006 Silverado Crew Cab 4WD, one owner. 111,700 Mostly highway miles. $15,800 or best offer. Includes Z-71 off-road package, 5.3L V8, 295 HP, trailer hitch, black aluminum 4-fold tonneau cover, white with gray inNissan 2007 Xterra, 4x4, - terior, and radio/ navigablack on black, leather, tion system. DVD player, fully loaded, Call (785) 749-9455 inlcuding towing package. 40K miles. $18,500. Garaged and Immaculate. One owner, locally owned, all maintenance records. Call 785-979-1850 Toyota 2002 Highlander, All wheel drive. Great gas mileage in a small SUV. Beautiful Bluestone Metallic, Alloy wheels, and brand new engine with warranty! Clean, NO accident. AutoCheck history. Also check out my 2005 Highlander, just in. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Chevrolet 2009 Silverado LS regular cab, bed liner, tow package, great work truck!! Stk#16899A1, only $14,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Ford 2008 F150 Ext cab FX4, running boards, towing pkg, alloy wheels, CD changer, stk#59369A3 only $19,999 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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people over. I want to be sensitive to her preferences, but if she had it her way, I’d probably be unwelcome in my own apartment. What should I do when her behavior becomes unacceptable? — Nine Months Left on the Lease Dear Nine Months: Jennifer is not being particularly accommodating, but this is a one-bedroom apartment, and when you have a guest anniesmailbox@comcast.net over, she feels crowded out. It would help if she periodiboyfriend and I would sit in cally entertained friends as the living room chatting and well, but she doesn’t, so she watching TV for a couple of reacts poorly to yours. One hours. Nothing else. Jennifer would pointedly sequester herself in the bedroom, and after he left, she would snidely imply that we should hang out somewhere else. A couple of times, she left in a huff during his visit, only to return later and ignore me for the rest of the night. My boyfriend is a nice guy, and we take pains not to show affection in public. He never stays too long or comes over at odd hours. Most importantly, he visits less than once a week. Annie, am I wrong to feel entitled to visits from my boyfriend in my own apartment? Jennifer and I are both new to the area and are still making friends. I worry that she would behave the same way if I were to bring other

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Christmas may be upon us, but Hallmark’s more than 1,300 hours of holiday programming will continue until New Year’s Day and beyond. Typical of Hallmark’s offerings is the 2006 tearjerker “The Christmas Card” (5 p.m. Saturday), starring John Newton (”Desperate Housewives”). He’s a soldier stationed in Afghanistan who receives an unsigned Christmas card. Moved by the anonymous missive, he hunts down the sender (Alice Evans) after he returns from his tour of duty. And wouldn’t you know it, he’s smitten. Ed Asner and Lois Nettleton costar. O Those looking for a less saccharine view of the holiday are likely anticipating the 15th anniversary of the 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” (7 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday, TBS). Are you wondering whatever happened to Peter Billingsley, the child actor who played Ralphie? Over the past three decades, he has continued to act, produce and direct. He directed the romantic comedy “Couples Retreat,” starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. Billingsley’s association with those actors also includes small parts in “Elf” (directed by Favreau) and “Four Christmases,” starring Vaughn and Favreau. It looks like Ralphie has grown up to beSongwriter-bandleader come a “Swinger.” Dave Bartholomew is 91. Author Mary Higgins Saturday’s highlights Clark is 84. Federal health O A spunky novitiate woos a widower administrator Anthony away from a baroness in the 1965 musi- S. Fauci is 71. Recordcal “The Sound of Music” (6 p.m., ABC). ing company executive O A young Natalie Wood stars in the Mike Curb is 67. Rock 1947 holiday favorite “Miracle on 34th singer-musician Lemmy Street” (7 p.m., TCM). O “The Nerdist: Year in Review” (8 p.m., BBC America) counts down the year’s geekiest events. O Two hours of murder on “48 Hours Mystery” (8 p.m., CBS). O Matt Smith, Russell Kane and the Military Wives Choir appear on the Christmas special episode of “The Graham Norton Show” (9 p.m., BBC America). O Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, Mo Rocca and Andrea Rosen ponder on “Would You Rather? With Graham Norton” (10 p.m., BBC America).

Cult choice Judy Garland sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in the 1944 melodrama “Meet Me in St. Louis” (5 p.m. Saturday, TCM), directed by Vincente Minnelli, who married Garland the next year. Tinged with longing and sadness, the song, written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, would be used in other, much darker films, including “The Victors,” ‘‘The Godfather” and “Donnie Brasco.” Saturday series A kidnapped girl’s druggy boyfriend becomes a suspect on “Blue Bloods” (7 p.m., CBS) ... A meteorite scrambles technology on “Terra Nova” (7 p.m., Fox).

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solution would be to invite over a couple of new people and do something together. Another is to see your boyfriend at his place. But you also should discuss this with Jennifer and ask how you can alleviate her discomfort when your boyfriend drops by.

— Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.

JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS For Saturday, Dec. 24: This year your birthday falls on a New Moon, creating a new beginning in an area of your life. This lunar position bestows charisma and creativity. If you are single, you have a slew of admirers and would-be suitors. If you are attached, make sure to keep the balance between you as a couple. Capricorn reads through your defenses. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19) ++++ You might not be as open as others would like. Your organizational abilities come out. Tonight: Opt for a new beginning. Taurus (April 20-May 20) +++++ Keep reaching out for distant friends you want to wish holiday cheer. Tonight: Put on some music and break out the eggnog. Gemini (May 21-June 20) ++++ Deal with one other person directly, and then another person, and then one more. Those contacts — especially with people you say “hi” and

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“bye” to, but no more — mean a lot. Tonight: A little more tame than usual. Cancer (June 21-July 22) +++++ Others request your talents and companionship. Though a sudden change could toss plans to the wayside, you accomplish a lot quite quickly. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) +++ You emanate joy nearly everywhere, yet suddenly you become very practical. Some will be relieved to see that side of you emerge. Tonight: Giving 100 percent of yourself. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ++++ You wake up acting like a 5-year-old getting ready to greet Christmas. Every so often, the child in you emerges. Tonight: Loving every moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) +++ Approach a situation with more understanding than many others. Tonight: What would anyone do without you? Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) +++++ You might be very happy at the thought of the upcoming holiday. Or you could be

overwhelmed and/or tired of the celebration. Tonight: You know what to do. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21) +++ Last-minute errands or a forgotten gift could have you running, whether you like it or not. Tonight: Don’t go overboard. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) +++++ You glide through the day, perhaps the result of excellent planning, but also because you don’t have too many expectations. Tonight: Flex with a change. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) +++ A general feeling of malaise or concern permeates your mood. If you haven’t connected with a key person, don’t stand on ceremony — make it so. Tonight: How about some eggnog? Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) +++++ Zero in on the moment. At the last minute, you could opt to invite friends over or join friends at some point in the day. Tonight: Seize the moment. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

BIRTHDAYS (Motorhead) is 66. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is 65. Actor Grand L. Bush is 56. Actor Clarence Gilyard is 56. Actress Stephanie Hodge is 55. The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is 54. Rock musician Ian Burden

ACROSS 1 Pole used in rigging 5 Pt. of NAACP 9 Held for a time 12 Felt crummy 14 No longer in the docks 15 Whine and whimper 16 Early keyboard instrument 18 “Fifteen Miles on the ___ Canal” 19 Calm 20 Gas choice 22 Porterhouse specification 24 Device that keeps motors and generators running together 25 Editorial page feature 29 Steel-mill refuse 30 ___, amas, amat 31 Botanical support 33 Grow accustomed (to) 36 ___ truly 39 About 2 o’clock, on a compass 40 Alternative to picking, as a guitar 41 Tea-producing region of India 42 Canyon perimeters 44 Lower, as lights

45 Allowed to improve, as cheeses 47 “One wife at a time” practice 50 Type of mobility 52 Skyrocket 53 Thing shaped like Earth 55 Just Plains folks? 59 Heckelphone’s woodwind cousin 60 Italian violinmaker 62 Like some farewells 63 For fellows only 64 ___ stone (unchangeable) 65 Dumbstruck reaction 66 You may make it walk the dog 67 “Be with you in a coupla ___” DOWN 1 Anatomical pouches 2 Atomic reactor part 3 Banned apple spray 4 Return to a former condition 5 “Hmm, don’t think so” 6 Not worth ___ (worthless) 7 Birds resem-

bling gulls 8 Big dippers? 9 Barrel organ 10 Visitor from outer space 11 Real estate document 13 Washington who sang the blues 15 Lowly laborer 17 The largest asteroid in the solar system 21 Designer Perry 23 “Peter, Peter, pumpkin ___” 25 Poet Angelou 26 “Famous” cookie name 27 Brass wind instrument 28 Blue-jeans material 32 Break-room notices 34 Wrack partner 35 Small-screen

award 37 Hay fever cause 38 Apply lipstick unsteadily 43 Hairnet 46 Full of impurities 48 Sahara filling station 49 Cemetery excavations 50 “V” for a violinist 51 “I think so, too!” 53 Chesterfield, e.g. 54 Mule-drawn vehicle 56 Yard entrance 57 Idle of Monty Python 58 Confessional admissions 61 “It was 20 years ___ today ...”

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Dear Annie: I’ve begun to develop strong feelings for one of my managers at work. She is beautiful both inside and out and fun to be around. When I am near her, I behave properly, but inside, my heart is going pitter-pat. I want to do the honorable thing and keep our relationship strictly professional, but I don’t want to miss an opportunity. There are certain things she does around me that come across as flirting, but it’s possible I am misreading her. What should I do? — Hopelessly Smitten Dear Smitten: Is this woman in a position of authority over you? If so, any relationship could put her job in jeopardy, and we recommend you keep it strictly business until one of you leaves the company. Otherwise, the usual caveats apply. Forming personal relationships at work can be risky because if things don’t work out, you still have to be around this person every day — or quit your job. The choice is yours. Dear Annie: My roommate, “Jennifer,” and I began sharing a one-bedroom apartment a few months ago. The problem is her behavior when my boyfriend visits. Each time, I have politely asked whether she minded his coming over. She replies that it’s fine with her. My

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(The Human League) is 54. Actor Anil Kapoor is 52. Actor Wade Williams is 50. Designer Kate Spade is 49. Rock singer Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs) is 48. Actor Mark Valley is 47. Actor Diedrich Bader is 45.

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U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-BC3 Plaintiff, vs. Allyn T. Denny and Tamera Denny, et al. Defendants. Case No. 09CV363 Court Number: 4 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Lower Level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center of the Courthouse at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, on January 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot 42, CIMARRON HILLS NO. 5, a subdivision in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, commonly known as 2517 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS 66046 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw.com. Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Douglas County, Kansas

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monly known as 818 East Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 1250 Road, Lawrence, KS (the “Property”) 66047 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made The sale is to be made without appraisement and without appraisement and subject to the redemption subject to the redemption period as provided by law, period as provided by law, and further subject to the and further subject to the approval of the Court. For approval of the Court. For more information, visit more information, visit www.Southlaw.com. www.Southlaw.com. Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Douglas County, Kansas Douglas County, Kansas Prepared By: Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) Kristen G. Stroehmann 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 (KS # 10551) Overland Park, KS 66211 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 (913)663-7600 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7899 (Fax) (913)663-7600 Attorneys For Plaintiff (913)663-7899 (Fax) (110292) Attorneys For Plaintiff _______ (115548) (First published in the Law_______ rence Daily Journal-World (First published in the Law- December 17, 2011) rence Daily Journal-World IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF December 10, 2011) DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Federal National Mortgage CIVIL DEPARTMENT Association Plaintiff, BAC Home Loans Servicing, vs. L.P. fka Countrywide Home Joseph F. Stafford, et al. Loans Servicing, L.P. Defendants. Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 11CV379 Korrawit Treemaneekarn, Court Number: 4 et al. Defendants. Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Case No. 11CV176 Court Number: 1 NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to K.S.A. Under and by virtue of an Chapter 60 Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District NOTICE OF SALE Court of Douglas County, Under and by virtue of an Kansas, the undersigned Order of Sale issued to me Sheriff of Douglas County, by the Clerk of the District Kansas, will offer for sale at Court of Douglas County, public auction and sell to Kansas, the undersigned the highest bidder for cash Sheriff of Douglas County, in hand, at the Lower Level Kansas, will offer for sale at of the Judicial and Law Enpublic auction and sell to forcement Center of the the highest bidder for cash Courthouse at Lawrence, in hand, at the Lower Level Douglas County, Kansas, on of the Judicial and Law En- January 12, 2012, at 10:00 forcement Center of the AM, the following real esCourthouse at Lawrence, tate: Douglas County, Kansas, on January 5, 2012, at 10:00 Lot 186, on Connecticut AM, the following real es- Street, in the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, tate: Kansas, commonly known as 1342 Connecticut, LawLot Five (5), in Block Six (6), 66044 (the REPLAT OF CIMMARON rence, KS “Property”) HILLS, a subdivision in the City of Lawrence, as shown by the recorded plat to satisfy the judgment in above-entitled case. thereof, in Douglas County, the Kansas, commonly known The sale is to be made without appraisement and as 2516 Bonanza Street, Lawrence, KS 66047 (the subject to the redemption period as provided by law, “Property”) and further subject to the to satisfy the judgment in approval of the Court. For information, visit the above-entitled case. more The sale is to be made www.Southlaw.com. without appraisement and Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff subject to the redemption Douglas County, Kansas period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For Prepared By: more information, visit South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) www.Southlaw.com. 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Overland Park, KS 66211 Douglas County, Kansas (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff Prepared By: (46151) South & Associates, P.C. _______ Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 (First published in the LawOverland Park, KS 66211 rence Daily Journal-World (913)663-7600 December 17, 2011) (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF (127453) DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS _______ CIVIL DEPARTMENT (First published in the LawBank of America, N.A., sucrence Daily Journal-World cessor by merger to BAC December 17, 2011) Home Loans Servicing, LP Countrywide Home IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF fka DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, CIVIL DEPARTMENT vs. Kevin S. Gordon, et al. OneWest Bank, FSB Defendants. Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 11CV413 Ruth E. Wieneke, et al. Court Number: 1 Defendants.

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Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax)

Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to Case No. 11CV269 the highest bidder for cash Court Number: 4 in hand, at the Lower Level of the Judicial and Law EnPursuant to K.S.A. forcement Center of the Chapter 60 Courthouse at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, on NOTICE OF SALE January 5, 2012, at 10:00 AM, the following real es- Under and by virtue of an tate: Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Lot 19, less the South 7.5 Court of Douglas County, feet, in Block 7, in PRAIRIE Kansas, the undersigned MEADOWS NO 3, an addi- Sheriff of Douglas County, tion to the City of Law- Kansas, will offer for sale at rence, as shown by the re- public auction and sell to corded plat thereof, in the highest bidder for cash Douglas County, Kansas, in hand, at the Lower Level commonly known as 2521 of the Judicial and Law EnLawrence Avenue, Law- forcement Center of the rence, KS 66047 (the Courthouse at Lawrence, “Property”) Douglas County, Kansas, on January 12, 2012, at 10:00 to satisfy the judgment in AM, the following real esthe above-entitled case. tate: The sale is to be made without appraisement and Lot 22, Heatherwood No. 1, subject to the redemption a subdivision in the City of period as provided by law, Lawrence, Douglas County, and further subject to the Kansas, according to the approval of the Court. For recorded plat thereof, commore information, visit monly known as 3213 West www.Southlaw.com. 21st Place, Lawrence, KS 66047 (the “Property”) Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Douglas County, Kansas to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. Prepared By: The sale is to be made South & Associates, P.C. without appraisement and Kristen G. Stroehmann subject to the redemption (KS # 10551) period as provided by law, 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 and further subject to the Overland Park, KS 66211 approval of the Court. For (913)663-7600 more information, visit (913)663-7899 (Fax) www.Southlaw.com. Attorneys For Plaintiff (113726) Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff ________ Douglas County, Kansas (First published in the LawPrepared By: rence Daily Journal-World South & Associates, P.C. December 17, 2011) Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 CIVIL DEPARTMENT (913)663-7899 (Fax) BAC Home Loans Servicing, Attorneys For Plaintiff L.P. fka Countrywide Home (119210) ________ Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, (First published in the Lawvs. rence Daily Journal-World Robert Gaughan and December 24, 2011) Jessica Gaughan, et al. Defendants. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Case No. 10CV477 CIVIL DEPARTMENT Court Number: 2 BAC Home Loans Pursuant to K.S.A. Servicing, LP Chapter 60 Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF SALE Keith A. Kielman, et al. Defendants. Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me Case No. 11CV271 by the Clerk of the District Court Number: 1 Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Pursuant to K.S.A. Sheriff of Douglas County, Chapter 60 Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to NOTICE OF SALE the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Lower Level Under and by virtue of an of the Judicial and Law En- Order of Sale issued to me forcement Center of the by the Clerk of the District Courthouse at Lawrence, Court of Douglas County, Douglas County, Kansas, on Kansas, the undersigned January 12, 2012, at 10:00 Sheriff of Douglas County, AM, the following real es- Kansas, will offer for sale at tate: public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash Beginning at a point 660 in hand, at the Lower Level feet East of and 630.56 feet of the Judicial and Law EnNorth of the Southwest Cor- forcement Center of the ner of the Southeast Quar- Courthouse at Lawrence, ter of Section 2, Township Douglas County, Kansas, on 14 South, Range 19 East of January 19, 2012, at 10:00 the 6th P.M., thence North AM, the following real es29.44 feet, thence East tate: 198.00 feet, thence North 448.8 feet, thence West Lot Twenty-one (21) and 300.0 feet, thence South 29° Tract A, all in Block 1, 37’ West 307.50 feet, thence NORTHFIELD ADDITION, an South 26° West 243.63 feet, addition to the City of Lawthence East 357.30 feet to rence, Douglas County, the point of beginning, less Kansas, commonly known highway on West, in Doug- as 914 North Michigan las County, Kansas, com-

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Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Lower Level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center of the Courthouse at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, on January 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate:

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along the Northerly line of said Lot 19, and along a curve to the right, having a radius of 130.0 feet, an arc distance of 28.54 feet; thence leaving said Northerly line, South 38 degrees 18’40” West, a distance of 103.17 feet to the Southerly line of said Lot 19; thence South 51 degrees 43’59” East along said Southerly line a distance of 30.14 feet; thence continuing along said Southerly line South 61 degrees 35’34” East a distance of 21.74 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 19; thence North 25 degrees 32’32” East along the Easterly line of said Lot 19, a distance of 105.23 feet to the point of beginning, commonly known as 3725 Elizabeth Court, Lawrence, KS 66049 (the “Property”)

information obtained will Kansas, the undersigned be used for that purpose. Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at Respectfully Submitted, public auction and sell to By: the highest bidder for cash Kelli Breer, KS Ct. #17851 in hand, at the Lower Level KOZENY & MCCUBBIN, L.C. of the Judicial and Law EnFairway Corporate Center forcement Center of the 4220 Shawnee Mission Courthouse at Lawrence, Parkway, Suite 200B Douglas County, Kansas, on Fairway, KS 66205 January 19, 2012, at 10:00 Phone: (913) 677-0253/Fax: AM, the following real es(913) 831-6014 tate: email: kbreer@km-law.com K&M File Code: JACBONOR Lot 3 in Sydney Addition, an ________ Addition to the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, (First published in the Law- Kansas, commonly known rence Daily Journal-World as 758 Lake Street, LawDecember 24, 2011) rence, KS 66044 (the “Property”) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS to satisfy the judgment in CIVIL DEPARTMENT the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made BAC Home Loans Servicing, without appraisement and L.P. fka Countrywide Home subject to the redemption Loans Servicing, L.P. period as provided by law, Plaintiff, and further subject to the vs. approval of the Court. For Michael C. Fillmore and more information, visit Torry J. Miller, et al. www.Southlaw.com. Defendants. Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Case No. 11CV87 Douglas County, Kansas Court Number: 1 Prepared By: Pursuant to K.S.A. South & Associates, P.C. Chapter 60 Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 NOTICE OF SALE Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 Under and by virtue of an (913)663-7899 (Fax) Order of Sale issued to me Attorneys For Plaintiff by the Clerk of the District (125926) Court of Douglas County, ________

to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw.com. Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Douglas County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (132232) _______ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World December 17, 2011) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, vs. Jimmy J. Ramsey, et al. Defendants. Case No. 11CV527 Court Number: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Lower Level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center of the Courthouse at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, on January 12, 2012, at 10:00, the following real estate: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 9, Block 1, in WESTLAND ADDITION #2, an addition to the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas; thence North 00 degrees 04’ 02” West, along the East line of said Lot, 103.58 feet; thence South 89 degrees 55’ 58” East, 32.88 feet to the point of beginning, commonly known as 3813 Westland Place, Lawrence, KS 66049 (the Property) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw.com. Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Douglas County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (134639) _______ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World December 17, 2011) Kelli Breer KOZENY & MCCUBBIN, L.C. Fairway Corporate Center 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 200B Fairway, KS 66205 email: kbreer@km-law.com K&M File Code: JACBONOR

Lots 1, 2, and 3, in Block 8, together with the West half of vacated G Street accruing thereto, in the town of Clinton, in Douglas County, Kansas, commonly known IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF as 602 North 1200 Road, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Lawrence, KS 66047 (the Wells Fargo Bank, “Property”) National Association, Plaintiff, to satisfy the judgment in vs. the above-entitled case. Bonnie Jackson AKA Bonnie The sale is to be made without appraisement and Marie Jackson AKA Bonnie Marie Simons and Scott B subject to the redemption period as provided by law, Jackson AKA Scott Bradford Jackson, et al., and further subject to the Defendants. approval of the Court. For more information, visit Case No. 11CV556 www.Southlaw.com. Div. No. 1 K.S.A. 60 Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff Mortgage Foreclosure Douglas County, Kansas (Title to Real Estate Involved) Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. NOTICE OF SUIT Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 THE STATE OF KANSAS to: Overland Park, KS 66211 Scott B Jackson AKA Scott (913)663-7600 Bradford Jackson and Un(913)663-7899 (Fax) known Spouse of Scott B Attorneys For Plaintiff Jackson AKA Scott Bradford (116579) Jackson, Defendants, and ________ all other persons who are (First published in the Law- or may be concerned: rence Daily Journal-World December 17, 2011) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED: That a Petition has been IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF filed in the District Court of DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS Douglas County, Kansas, CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 11CV556 by Wells Fargo Bank, National AssoBank of America, N.A. ciation, praying for forecloPlaintiff, sure of a mortgage exevs. cuted by Bonnie Jackson Charmaine A. Johnson, AKA Bonnie Marie Jackson et al. AKA Bonnie Marie Simons Defendants. and Scott B Jackson AKA Scott Bradford Jackson on Case No. 11CV493 10/17/2005 and recorded in Court Number: 1 Book 996, Page 3593 in the real estate records of Pursuant to K.S.A. Douglas County, Kansas, Chapter 60 related to the following property: NOTICE OF SALE LOT 18, IN BLOCK 2, Under and by virtue of an NORTHFIELD ADDITION, AN Order of Sale issued to me ADDITION TO THE CITY OF by the Clerk of the District LAWRENCE, DOUGLAS Court of Douglas County, COUNTY, KANSAS. Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, You are hereby required to Kansas, will offer for sale at plead to the Petition on or public auction and sell to before January 27, 2012 in the highest bidder for cash the court at Douglas in hand, at the Lower Level County, Kansas. If you fail of the Judicial and Law En- to plead, judgment and deforcement Center of the cree will be entered in due Courthouse at Lawrence, course upon the petition. Douglas County, Kansas, on January 12, 2012, at 10:00 NOTICE TO BORROWER: If AM, the following real es- you wish to dispute the vatate: lidity of all or any portion of this debt, or would like Part of Lot 19, Block 2, H & the name and address of H Addition, an addition to the original creditor, you the City of Lawrence, as must advise us in writing shown by the recorded plat within thirty (30) days of thereof, in Douglas County, the first notice you receive Kansas, described as fol- from us. Otherwise, we will lows: Beginning at the assume the entire debt to Northeast corner of said be valid. This is an attempt Lot 19; thence Westerly to collect a debt, and any

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