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Merry Christmas Loan costs overstated by millions

KU AND THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’

By Matt Erickson merickson@ljworld.com

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IN A POPULAR ANNUAL TRADITION, the Spencer Museum of Art’s 18th century Italian “Presepio” is currently on display. The nativity scene is in its original architectural setting of a ruined basilica. These figures are part of the collection donated to Kansas University by Sallie Casey Thayer in 1917 as the basis for the university’s art collection. The Spencer’s “Presepio” is said to be one of the finest examples of its kind in the United States.

For these guys, last-minute holiday shopping is a time-honored tradition By Matt Erickson merickson@ljworld.com

It’s about 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and Pat Osness has yet to begin Christmas shopping for his wife. Others might be growing

anxious. But Pat is leaning back in his booth at Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse. He’s right on schedule. “I’m not desperate yet,” Osness said. “If it was 4:30, quarter to 5, I’d be nervous.”

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THESE FIVE MEN have developed a tradition of doing their Christmas shopping every year on Christmas Eve. Pictured Monday at Weaver’s Department Store are, from left, son-in-law Stan Thompson, Olathe, son Pat Osness, Olathe, son-in-law Rod Peck, San Diego, father Wayne Osness, Lawrence, and son-in-law Owen Buckley, Kansas City, Mo.

This is how he’s done it for years now, just like the others huddled around a family barbecue meal at Buffalo Bob’s at lunchtime Monday.

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Whoops: Partly because of a misplaced decimal point, Kansas University earlier this month overstated the potential “fiscal cliff” effect on KU students’ federal loan costs — by millions of dollars. Earlier, KU reported a potential cost for students of about $27 million. But according to the university’s latest figures, KU now calculates the potential additional loan costs for students over the course of 2013 at about $206,000. Tim Caboni, KU’s vice chancellor for public affairs, said the change was due partly to an error that university officials discovered in a formula provided to KU by a national organization. University officials have also learned more details about how the possible federal budget sequestration will affect student loans since the first calculations were done in the fall, he said. “We feel strongly about ensuring that the data we present is as accurate as possible and apologize for KANSAS the error,” Caboni said in an UNIVERSITY email message to the Journal-World on Friday. On Monday, Caboni declined to name the organization that passed on the faulty formula. He said KU was focused on spreading the correct information. “It was unfortunate, but we’re glad we caught it,” Caboni said. It was good news to learn that student loans won’t be affected to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, Caboni said, but any effect on loans will be too much. And the university still estimates that “fiscal cliff” sequestration would have a total annual cost of about $18 million in federal research funding. That’s based on the roughly $215 million in federal funds the university received in the 2011 fiscal year. Only one week remains for Washington to reach a budget deal before sequestration — a set of automatic budget cuts and tax increases — goes into effect Jan. 1. “I think the real story, unfortunately, is that there is no deal yet,” Caboni said. And signals from Washington indicate that any solution will likely not be a long-term one, he said. So it may not be long before KU officials, including Caboni, are again pushing against calamitous cuts to higher education. “Unfortunately, we may be back here again sooner rather than later,” Caboni said.

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PHILIP MYRON SCAFE Philip Myron Scafe, 49, formerly of Lawrence, passed away on December 21, 2012 in Pensacola, Florida. He was born to John and Perdita (Green) Scafe on July 17, 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico. He married Stacy Burton on December 7, 1991 in Maryland. He was preceded in death by his sister Cynthia. He is survived by his wife and his daughters Faith, Lauren, and Marlo, all of Pensacola, FL; his parents, John and Perdy Scafe of Strafford, MO; sister Pamela and her husband Jon Jackson of East

Helena, MT; sister Becky and husband Gordon Chappell of Lawrence, brother Christopher and wife Sharon of Lawrence; five nephews, three nieces, four great nephews, and three great nieces. Services will be held on Friday, December 28th at 1:00 pm at Warren-McElwain (120 W. 13th St., Lawrence) with internment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kansas. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.

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THERE WAS SOME LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND GIVING Monday at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park. Salvation Army bell ringer Stephanie Beavers of Kansas City, Kan., happily accepted donations from Shelby Merkel and her brother Henry, of Overland Park, who had been Christmas shopping with their father, Chris.

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minutes to pick out a nice piece for his wife. The others chatted with coowner Rich Yeakel, who knew the Osness family growing up in Lawrence. “At least they didn’t wait till the last minute,” technically, Yeakel said. They still had several hours before the store closed, after all. The shops are generally quite uncrowded on Christmas Eve, Wayne Osness explains, making ultra-efficient shopping possible. “All the sane people are home,” Wayne Osness says. The group does its best to avoid distractions. “Usually we stay away from the bars,” Buckley said — except, of course, for that one year when the big snowflakes were falling and the group had to duck into the Eldridge Hotel bar, where they got stuck for a while. But this year, they headed straight to Weaver’s after Marks. Wayne stopped off at the perfume counter to pick up the same Estee Lauder perfume he’s bought for his wife for 60 years or so. Peck slipped away to find a raincoat, free of the others’ input. And Thompson and Buckley followed Pat Osness upstairs to offer suggestions as he looked for something for his wife. Familiar faces came up to say hello. But within minutes, the group had settled on a gray coat and a black dress. All of a sudden, Pat was all done, with several hours to spare. All that remained was to take the boxes downstairs for giftwrapping (this service, they say, is a big reason that Weaver’s is a staple of the annual trip). “The process that takes most folks weeks and months takes us an hour and a half,” Pat said. And just like that, the men of the Osness family were ready for Christmas.

Every year, five men gather here before strolling out into downtown Lawrence to shop for their wives: Wayne Osness, a retired professor of health, sport and exercise sciences at KU and a Lawrence resident for 46 years; Pat Osness of Denver, Wayne’s son; and three men who married Wayne’s daughters — Stan Thompson of Olathe, Rod Peck of San Diego and Owen Buckley of Kansas City, Mo. For about 30 years — maybe 29 or 28? — they’ve been doing this every Christmas Eve. “We were trying to figure that out this morning,” Peck said. As grandchildren have been born, grown up and had children of their own, as downtown Lawrence has lost shops and gained bars and restaurants, these men have met every Christmas Eve at Buffalo Bob’s, before hitting Marks Jewelers, Weaver’s Department Store and anywhere else that catches their eye. They can’t recall exactly how it started, but Wayne Osness knows the reason why. “We all had something in common, and that’s that we left our Christmas shopping till the last day,” Wayne Osness said. Of course, the tradition also gives them an excuse to get out of the house, enjoy each others’ company and crack jokes. And, truth be told, this year they were mostly done with their Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve. Well, except for Pat. “Pat requires a lot of help,” Thompson said. “He has no taste,” Peck chimed in. But Pat wasn’t worried. Sure enough, after lunch, the group marched — Kansas University reporter Matt Erickdown to Marks Jewelers, son can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU. where it took Pat maybe 15

D.A.’s office bonuses source of resentment in other departments WICHITA (AP) — The Sedgwick County district attorney is giving out $106,500 in year-end bonuses to staff, a practice not done in any other department in the county, and that comes on top of regular raises for the district attorney’s office. The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that District Attorney Nola Foulston’s office has 119 employees and is paying incentives ranging from $500 to $3,000 this year to 71 professional and executive staff members. Those workers also are eligible for performance-based raises through the county’s regular 2.5 percent raise pool. Foulston has been awarding the performance-based incentives since 2001. Budget director David Miller said no other Sedgwick County department gives such incentives. The fact that there are two pots of money available to reward Foulston’s staff has caused some resentment among other

county employees, said Commissioner Richard Ranzau. “There’s really nothing that we as commissioners can do about it, but I do believe it’s a source of consternation among other county employees,” he said. Foulston, who calls the performance-based incentives “deferred compensation” for members of her staff who earn the money for extra work, pointed out that she annually returns unspent funds to the county and said lawyers in her office could earn more working in a private law firm. Foulston also said she regularly has used salary savings — money made available when employees leave and are not replaced — to reward exceptional employees at the end of the year. Employees must meet goals to receive the incentives. “The bottom line is, we are allocated a sum of funds. We monitor all of our performance on our professional staff. We

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working on the project for Fort Hays State to six years. It is nearing an harness wind energy agreement with WashingTOPEKA — Fort Hays State University expects construction on two wind turbines to begin soon and anticipates that they’ll be generating power for the western Kansas school in late June. President Ed Hammond says the university expects the two turbines to lower its energy bills between $600,000 and $1 million a year. The project will cost about $9 million, and that includes 3.5 miles of underground transmission lines from the site of the turbines, southwest of campus. The university has been

ton-state based corporation PNE to build the turbines. Hammond said Fort Hays State University is also developing an educational program on renewable energy.

Senate considering major rule changes TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate’s new vice president expects fellow Republicans to decide early next month whether to make major changes in the chamber’s rules. Sen. Jeff King, of Independence, says members of an all-GOP leadership panel haven’t yet reviewed

look at their work, responsibilities, their court cases. They are evaluated twice a year and meet weekly with their supervisors,” she said. “It’s an intense program of oversight.” She added that “we work with the county” to use taxpayer money wisely. Foulston said her office holds onto “money that we save throughout the year by reducing expenditures, by salary savings from people who might have left and we didn’t fill their positions.” “It functions as our deferred compensation,” she said. “At the end of the year, we look at how much money was saved.” Marc Bennett, a deputy district attorney elected to take over Foulston’s office in January, is receiving a $3,000 bonus. But he said he will re-evaluate spending in the office and the system of performancebased incentives. “I’ve got to be a good steward of public funds,” he said. “That is not lost on me at all.”

any proposals in writing, although several ideas have come up. One proposal under consideration would abolish the leadership panel, which makes committee assignments. The proposal would give that power to the Senate president, who already leads the nine-member group. Another measure would establish a standing, bipartisan rules committee and have its leader settle rules disputes. Currently, the senator presiding over a debate handles the task. King said if there are major changes, the Senate will consider them within days of the Jan. 14 opening of the 2013 legislative session.

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HAYS (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says a drought task force will start meeting more frequently to deal with the challenges of the dry conditions, which are causing significant drops in the water levels in Kansas lakes. The Kansas state drought task force will meet regularly to discuss ways to deal with the ongoing drought, Gov. Sam Brownback said at a recent meeting. “We’re going to have drought meetings on a regular basis,” Brownback said last during a conference call with other state officials to talk about drought conditions in Kansas. “We’re getting in a tough spot. Meanwhile, pray for rain.” Tracy Streeter, director

We’re going to have drought meetings on a regular basis. We’re getting in a tough spot. Meanwhile, pray for rain.” — Gov. Sam Brownback

of the Kansas Water Office and chairman of the task force, cited several lakes in the eastern part of the state that are declining because of less water flowing into the lakes, The Hays Daily News reported. He said nearly 600,000 acre-feet of water has been lost since April in 13 lakes with state water storage. “Conditions are dry,

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and there’s no positive outlook,” Streeter said of conditions facing the state. At least 200 water supply systems in Kansas have also entered conservation phases, and at least nine are in emergency situations, restricting or banning outside water uses. Streeter said it’s important that water suppliers know the condition of their source of water. “That’s probably our main message,” he said, “go out and evaluate what you’ve got.” Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman said it’s important to plan for a long term drought even though there’s hope conditions will improve. Rodman said that the Di-

vision of Water Resources has received about 750 multi-year flex account requests, and nearly 500 of them are conversions from drought-term permits, a program put in place in 2011 to help irrigators deal with effects of drought. Water rights are also actively being administered in much of Kansas, and more than 1,200 notices of noncompliance have been sent to water rights holders. Of those, 180 civil penalties have been issued for

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Hospital tech’s trial postponed until Oct. 1 CONCORD, N.H. — As expected, a federal judge has postponed the trial of a New Hampshire hospital worker accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. David Kwiatkowski, who has pleaded not guilty to 14 drug charges, is accused of stealing painkillers from New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital and replacing them with syringes tainted with his blood.

His trial had been scheduled for February. Last week, a judge granted a defense motion seeking a postponement and scheduled the trial for Oct. 1. Kwiatkowski previously worked in 18 hospitals. Thirtytwo people in New Hampshire have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries, along with six in Kansas, five in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania.

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ing from where the book came. Money was used to purchase Nooks. Patients also are given gift cards to purchase e-books for the Nooks, which helps build up an array of titles in each Nook, O’Briant said. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of the local community and local businesses,� Maurer said. Maurer and O’Briant are planning another drive in the spring in Tonganoxie, and they’re involved in other drives in the Kansas City metro area. Melissa Pulis, assistant

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aren’t getting that.� The Markses’ daughters, now grown (and one an emergency room nurse), have helped bake and deliver, and Mark’s mother, Winona Marks of Lawrence, remains a critical cook in the effort. Winona loves to bake cookies — oatmeal crispies and sandies are among her specialties — and said the Christmas Eve effort is a perfect outlet for sharing them. “The commercial cookies are very, very good,� she said. “But there’s just something about the love and the time that you spend — it’s a lot different than

Each month, Children’s Mercy receives plain stuffed dolls that are given to patients to decorate. O’Briant and Maurer spend time with the youths, and sometimes patients’ siblings, helping them decorate the dolls by drawing on faces and adding clothes. O’Briant, who is a regular in THS school plays and musicals, sometimes dresses up when decorating the dolls. He brings along his own puppet, Lionel the Lion, to provide entertainment to the children. O’Briant said he and Maurer hope their actions can bring a smile to youths who are battling many ailments. “That’s why I wanted to volunteer, to ease their pain,� O’Briant said.

just dashing down to the store and buying a dozen of some cookies.� With some family members working individually and some as a group, the Markses tackle “marathon baking days� in the week leading up to Christmas, Shanon said. Then they box cookies in napkin-lined plastic “clamshells� — a much sturdier, stackable option than the plasticwrapped plates they began with years ago — and load the packages up for delivery. Shanon normally drives, and Mark takes cookies inside the destinations, usually stopping to chat only when invited. Mark said they try not to make a big production of their deliveries, opting more for a secret-Santa

approach. “It’s about the sentiment, not the recognition,� he said. The Markses know what it’s like to be the people working Christmas. Mark, a veterinarian, used to give his employees at Marks Vet Hospital Christmas Eve and morning off. It was a family affair for the Markses and their daughters to tend to all the boarded pets on the holiday. He and Shanon, who also works at the vet hospital, were on call for pet emergencies, too, which aren’t uncommon on Christmas. Since merging his practice, now Wakarusa Vet Hospital, in 2002, Mark doesn’t do that anymore. But in 2003, Mark found himself on a job much far-

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TONGANOXIE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Tyler O’Briant, left, and Wyatt Maurer have spearheaded a book drive that benefited Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. director of child life for Children’s Mercy, praised Maurer and O’Briant. “I just think they have shown a lot of initiative and leadership because they did put a great project with great outcomes out there and really challenged the others in the group to take that lead,� Pulis said. She said their drive has caused a ripple effect, prompting other advisory board members to conduct drives in their own communities and schools. Pulis said another board member brought in about 4,000 books from a drive at her school. The Tonganoxie friends volunteer weekly at the Kansas City, Mo., campus on Gillham Road, giving back in other ways.

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AVI BLAKE AND HER TWO DOGS, Woody and Omar, dressed for the 20 degree weather on Monday in downtown Lawrence.

ther away from his family than the veterinary hospital: Kuwait. That year, while Mark served as a military veterinarian during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the rest of the family carried on the tradition for him, baking and delivering all the cookies themselves. They sent him care packages, though, which he was able to share with others serving in Kuwait. Mark said the employees at the call center that handled his emergency vet calls — plus calls for other businesses in the community — inspired

him to start the Lawrence cookie project years ago. There were call center employees he spoke to frequently but never met in person. To those call center employees, police dispatchers, nurses, firefighters and others, he explains the cookies this way: “We knew you would be here tonight, we knew you’d be here serving our community, and we wanted to do a little something to show we appreciate you.� — Features reporter Sara Shepherd can be reached at 832-7187. Follow her at Twitter.com/KCSSara.

WICHITA — Understaffing and lack of employee training at the Sedgwick County election office led to final vote counts once again being delayed for hours after polls closed, a task force said Monday. In a six-page report, the task force made up of staff members from the Kansas Secretary of State’s office found that the Sedgwick County election commissioner’s office has the fewest number of full-time staff among the state’s four largest counties, even though Sedgwick County has the second-highest number of registered voters in the state. Vote totals in both the Aug. 6 primary and Nov. 6 general elections were never incorrectly reported and no laws or policies were broken, the group said in its report, released Monday. Secretary of State Kris Kobach had sent staff members to Wichita to investigate complaints that final results from the county were unavailable until hours after both elections. The first posted results in both elections also indicated they were complete with all precincts reporting, when, in fact, the posted results showed only advance vote totals from some precincts. The task force, though, found the tabulation of votes was accurate, and that the reporting problems were not the fault of the election office’s software or hardware but caused by “preventable human mistake.�

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Student food banks fight hunger on campus By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press

COLUMBIA, MO. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; University of Missouri junior Simone McGautha works three campus jobs and has accumulated $11,000 in student loans as she seeks to become the first in her family with a college degree. So when McGautha learned about a new campus food pantry for needy students, the 19-year-old was happy to have the help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I use every bit of money I have for basic needs,â&#x20AC;? the Kansas City native said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have family putting money in my bank account. If somebody wants to help, why not?â&#x20AC;? The student-run Tiger Pantry is among a growing number of programs at university campuses. Organizers say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both a response to a weak economy and a sign of the latest trend in student activism. The pantry, which

opened in early October, is within easy walking distance of the University of Missouriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus in Columbia. It has given free food to nearly 150 people and their families, and an additional 100 people have expressed an interest. Food recipients include nearly three dozen graduate students and a similar number of university employees, as well as a handful of professors. Student organizers modeled the program on a similar effort at the University of Arkansas known as the Full Circle Food Pantry. As a sanctioned organization, the Tiger Pantry receives some money from student fees but primarily relies on donated food. Students can drop off donations in large bins around campus, and the local food pantry provided 2,500 pounds of food to help the Tiger Pantry get started.

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NICK DROEGE, LEFT, FOUNDER OF THE TIGER PANTRY for students, and Amanda Gray, operations coordinator for Tiger Pantry, walk through the facility during an opening ceremony in Columbia, Mo., on Oct. 1. The food pantry serves students in need of assistance in the Columbia area. The University of Mississippi and Auburn University are also starting campus food pantries, joining schools such as Central Florida, Georgia, Iowa State, Oregon State and West Virginia. The University of California

Los Angeles deploys â&#x20AC;&#x153;economic crisis responseâ&#x20AC;? teams that assist students struggling to pay bills and rent or who live on the streets. Campus organizers estimate at least 20 schools have similar programs,

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Shoppers find bigger Q: sales, smaller crowds By Candice Choi and Mae Anderson Associated Press

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Shoppers who waited until the final days before Christmas were rewarded with big bargains and lighter crowds. But their last-minute deal hunting may hurt stores. Although fresh data on the holiday shopping season wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be available until today, analysts expect growth from last year to be modest. Several factors have dampened shoppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spirits, including fears that the economy could fall off the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fiscal cliff,â&#x20AC;? triggering tax increases and spending cuts early next year. On Christmas Eve, Taubman Centers, which operates 28 malls across the country, reported a â&#x20AC;&#x153;very strong weekend.â&#x20AC;? But many last-minute shoppers in cities including New York, Atlanta and Indianapolis were spending less than they did last year, and taking advantage of big discounts of up to 70 percent that hurt storesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; profits. Kris Betzold, 40, of Carmel, Ind., was out at the Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis on Monday looking for deals on toys and said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noticed the sales are â&#x20AC;&#x153;even better now than they were at Thanksgiving.â&#x20AC;? She said the economy has prompt-

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Petition seeks to deport CNN host LONDON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tens of thousands of people have signed a U.S. petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Piers Morgan Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show an â&#x20AC;&#x153;unbelievably stupid man.â&#x20AC;? Now, gun rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hostile attack against the U.S. Constitutionâ&#x20AC;? by targeting the Second Amendment. It demands he be deported immediately for â&#x20AC;&#x153;exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.â&#x20AC;? The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,813 signatures.

Egypt liberal leader objects to charter CAIRO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; One of Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading opposition figures on Monday pledged continued resistance to his countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Islamist-oriented constitution even if it is declared to have passed, contending that the process was fundamentally illegitimate. Unofficial tallies say nearly two-thirds voted in favor of the draft constitution, but turnout was so low that opponents are arguing that the vote should be discounted. Hamdeen Sabahi, who placed third in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first free presidential race over the summer, said that the majority of Egyptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people are not Islamists.

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A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL THAT SAYS â&#x20AC;&#x153;W.W.F.D. GOD BLESS YOUâ&#x20AC;? sits in front of a home in Webster, N.Y., on Monday. An ex-con set a car and a house ablaze in his lakeside neighborhood to lure firefighters, then opened fire on them, killing two, engaging in a shootout with police and committing suicide while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area.

Gunman kills 2 firefighters, injures 2 at scene of blaze Police say N.Y. man set â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;trapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By John Kekis Associated Press

WEBSTER, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An ex-con gunned down two firefighters after luring them to his neighborhood by setting a car and a house ablaze early Monday, then took shots at police and committed suicide while several homes burned. Authorities used an armored vehicle to help residents flee dozens of homes on the shore of Lake Ontario a day before Christmas. Police restricted access to the neighborhood, and officials said it was unclear whether there Lost snowshoers were other bodies in the houses left to burn. found near Mt. Hood seven The gunmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, PORTLAND, ORE. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Reswho lived with him, was cue teams have found 3 unaccounted for. The snowshoers who got lost gunmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motive was unon a weekend camping trip known. near Mount Hood. William Spengler fired The trio was reported in at the four firefighters good health, having made it when they arrived shortly through two nights under the after 5:30 a.m. at the blaze leadership of a mountaineer. in Webster, a suburb of The three set out Saturday Rochester, town police on snowshoes and called Chief Gerald Pickering 911 on Sunday to report said. The first police ofthey were lost. Although the ficer who arrived chased cellphone connection was the gunman and exsketchy, they said they had changed shots. food and sleeping bags, said Spengler lay in wait Detective Matt English of the outdoors for the firefightHood River County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrival, then opened office. fire probably with a rifle

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A HOUSE BURNS MONDAY in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them. and from atop an earthen berm, Pickering said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It does appear it was a trap,â&#x20AC;? he said. Spengler had served more than 17 years in prison for beating his 92-yearold paternal grandmother to death with a hammer in 1980 at the house next to where Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attack happened, Pickering said. Spengler, 62, was paroled in 1998 and had led a quiet life since, authorities said. Convicted felons are not allowed to possess weapons. Two firefighters, one of whom also was a town police lieutenant, died at the scene, and two others were hospitalized. An offduty officer who was passing by also was injured. Another police officer, the one who exchanged gunfire with Spengler, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in

all likelihood saved many lives,â&#x20AC;? Pickering said. Emergency radio communications capture someone saying he â&#x20AC;&#x153;could see the muzzle flash coming at meâ&#x20AC;? as Spengler carried out his ambush. The audio posted on the website RadioReference.com has someone reporting â&#x20AC;&#x153;firefighters are downâ&#x20AC;? and saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;got to be rifle or shotgun â&#x20AC;&#x201D; high powered ... semi or fully auto.â&#x20AC;? Spengler lived in the house with his sister, Cheryl Spengler, and his mother, Arline Spengler, who died in October. He had originally been charged with murder in connection with grandmother Rose Spenglerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death but pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end â&#x20AC;&#x153;fiscal cliffâ&#x20AC;? were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God only knowsâ&#x20AC;? how a deal can be reached now, H o u s e S p e a k er John Boehner declared. Presid e n t B a r a c k Obama, on Boehner his way out of town himself, insisted a bargain could still be struck before Dec. 31. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call me a hopeless Obama optimist,â&#x20AC;? he said. A look at why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so hard for Republicans and Democrats to compromise on urgent matters of taxes and spending, and what happens if they fail to meet their deadline:

New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headache Partly by fate, partly by design, some scary fiscal forces come together at the start of 2013 unless Congress and Obama act to stop them. They include:

Some $536 billion in tax increases, touching nearly all Americans, because various federal tax cuts and breaks expire at yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end.

About $110 billion in spending cuts divided equally between the military and most other federal departments. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about 8 percent of their annual budgets, 9 percent for the Pentagon. Hitting the national economy with that double whammy of tax increases and spending cuts is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called going over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fiscal cliff.â&#x20AC;? If allowed to unfold over 2013, it would lead to recession, a big jump in unemployment and financial market turmoil, economists predict.

rives without a deal, the nation shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plunge onto the shoals of recession immediately. There still might be time to engineer a soft landing. So long as lawmakers and the president appear to be working toward agreement, the tax hikes and spending cuts could mostly be held at bay for a few weeks. Then they could be retroactively repealed once a deal was reached. The big wild card is the stock market and the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial confidence: Would traders start to panic if Washington appeared unable to reach accord? Would worried consumers and businesses sharply reduce their spending? In what could be a preview, stock prices around the world dropped Friday after House Republican leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plan for addressing the fiscal cliff collapsed. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned lawmakers that the economy is already suffering from the uncertainty and they Bernanke shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t risk making it worse by blowing past their deadline.

What if they never agree? If negotiations between Obama and Congress collapse completely, 2013 looks like a rocky year. Taxes would jump $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000, according to a study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Because consumers would get less of their paychecks to spend, businesses and jobs would suffer. At the same time, Americans would feel cuts in government services; some federal workers would be furloughed or laid off, and companies would lose government business. The nation would lose up to 3.4 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. What if they miss the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The consequences of deadline? that would be felt by evIf New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day ar- erybody,â&#x20AC;? Bernanke says.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Odd Coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90 in Los Angeles By Anthony McCartney AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Coupleâ&#x20AC;? and the crime-fighting coroner in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quincy, M.E.,â&#x20AC;? died Monday, a son said. He was 90.

Klugman, who lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to Klugman speak again, died with his wife at his side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had a great life, and he enjoyed every moment

of it and he would encourage others to do the same,â&#x20AC;? son Adam Klugman said. Adam Klugman said he was spending Christmas with his brother, David, and their families. Their father had been convalescing for some time but had apparently died suddenly and they were not sure of the exact cause. Never anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea of a

matinee idol, Klugman remained a popular star for decades simply by playing the type of man you could imagine running into at a bar or riding on a subway with â&#x20AC;&#x201D; gruff, but down to earth, his tie stained and a little loose, a racing form under his arm, a cigar in hand during the days when smoking was permitted. He brought a city actor

ideal for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Couple,â&#x20AC;? which ran from 1970 to 1975 and was based on Neil Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play about mismatched roommates, divorced New Yorkers who end up living together. The show teamed Klugman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the sloppy sports writer Oscar Madison â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Tony Randall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the fussy photographer Felix Unger â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the roles played by Walter

Matthau and Art Carney on Broadway and Matthau and Jack Lemmon in the 1968 film. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quincy, M.E.,â&#x20AC;? which ran from 1976 to 1983, Klugman played an idealistic, tough-minded medical examiner who tussled with his boss by uncovering evidence of murder in cases where others saw natural causes.

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Young children are often victims of gunfire in U.S. By Monika Mathur and Suzanne Gamboa

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CHRISTIAN WORSHIPPERS AND TOURISTS CELEBRATE AT THE MANGER SQUARE in front of the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Monday. Thousands of Christian worshippers and tourists arrived in Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

At Christmas Eve Mass, pope urges space for God By Frances Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emilio Associated Press

VATICAN CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pope Benedict XVI marked Christmas Eve with Mass in St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basilica and a pressing question: Will people find room in their hectic, technology-driven lives for children, the poor and God? The pontiff also prayed that Israelis and Palestinians live in peace and freedom, and asked the faithful to pray for strife-torn Syria as well as Lebanon and Iraq. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. local time Monday with the blare of trumpets, meant to symbolize Christian joy over the news of Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth in Bethlehem. As midnight neared, church bells tolled throughout Rome, while inside the basilica, the sweet voices of the Vaticanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; choir resounded joyously. Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican traditionally began at midnight, but the start

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POPE BENEDICT XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basilica at the Vatican on Monday. Pope Benedict XVI prayed that Israelis and Palestinians live in peace and freedom, and asked the faithful to pray for strife-torn Syria as well as Lebanon and Iraq. time was moved up years ago so as to give the 85-yearold pontiff more time to rest before his Christmas Day speech. That address is to be delivered at midday today

from the basilicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central balcony. A smiling Benedict, dressed in gold-colored vestments, waved to photo-snapping pilgrims and applauding churchgoers as he glided up the center aisle toward the ornate main altar of the cavernous basilica on a wheeled platform guided by whitegloved aides. The platform saves him energy. In his homily, Benedict cited the Gospel account of Mary and Joseph finding no room at an inn and ending up in a stable which sheltered the baby Jesus. He urged people to reflect upon what they find time for in their busy, technology-driven lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The great moral question of our attitude toward the homeless, toward refugees and migrants takes on a deeper dimension: Do we really have room for God when he seeks to enter under our roof? Do we have time and space for him?â&#x20AC;? the pope said.

Idaho senator accused of drunken driving had image as teetotaler By John Miller Associated Press

BOISE, IDAHO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo sponsored a 2010 bill to cut taxes on small beer brewers, he said he did so for probusiness, not probeer rea- Crapo sons. A Mormon, the Idaho Republican said at the time that he abstains from alcohol, and he pledged to have a root beer to celebrate if the bill passed. Crapoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrest early Sunday in a Washington, D.C., suburb on suspicion of drunken driving suggests a private life that departed from his public persona as a

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ateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Republican, a position Crapo held while he was a state lawmaker from 1988 to 1992. Like Crapo, Hill is a Mormon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, I think many of us are very disappointed,â&#x20AC;? Hill told the AP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a citizen of the state of Idaho, we have a right to be disappointed, and as a member of his faith, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m disappointed that a tenet of our faith didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean any more to him than evidently it did.â&#x20AC;? Crapo faces a court date Jan. 4. Lindsay Nothern, a spokesman for the senator in Idaho, said Crapo would have no comment Monday. The lawmaker, who is married with five children, was spending the Christmas holiday with family, Nothern said.

 

    

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sacred at school by a gunman in Newtown, Conn., first-grader Luke Schuster, 6, was shot to death in New Town, N.D. Six-yearolds John Devine Jr. and Jayden Thompson were similarly killed in Kentucky and Texas. Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, died in a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., while 6-yearold Kammia Perry was slain by her father outside her Cleveland home, according to an Associated Press review of 2012 media reports. Yet there was no gunman on the loose when Julio Segura-McIntosh died in Tacoma, Wash. The 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with a gun he found inside a car. As he mourned with the families of Newtown, President Barack Obama said the nation cannot accept such violent deaths of children as routine. But hundreds of young child deaths by gunfire â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether intentional or accidental â&#x20AC;&#x201D; suggest it might already have.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research Between 2006 and 2010, 561 children age 12 and under were killed by firearms, according to the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent Uniform Crime Reports. The numbers each year are consistent: 120 in 2006; 115 in 2007; 116 in 2008, 114 in 2009 and 96 in 2010. The FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s count does not include gun-related child deaths that authorities have ruled accidental. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This happens on way too regular a basis, and it affects families and communities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not at once, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand it as part of our national experience,â&#x20AC;? said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The true number of small children who died by gunfire in 2012 wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be known for a couple of years, when official reports are collected and dumped into a database and ana-

lyzed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to release its 2011 count in the spring. In response to what happened in Newtown, the National Rifle Association, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest gun lobby, suggested shielding children from gun violence by putting an armed police officer in every school by the time classes resume in January. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones ... They post signs advertising them and in doing so they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk,â&#x20AC;? said NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. Webster said children are more likely to die by gunfire at home or in the street. They tend to be safer when they are in school, he said.

Afghan woman kills U.S. adviser KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Afghan policewoman walked into a highsecurity compound in Kabul Monday and killed an American contractor with a single bullet to the chest, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies. Afghan officials who provided details identified the attacker as police Sgt. Nargas, a mother of four with a clean record. The shooting was outside the police headquarters in a walled compound which houses the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, courts and a prison

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Merry Christmas We hope you all have a perfect holiday — or something close to it.

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he weeks before Christmas are filled with holiday greetings, songs and events to celebrate a happy holiday season. Festive decorations and classic holiday movies portray Christmas as a picture-perfect holiday, with happy family members gathered around a beautifully trimmed Christmas tree with a bounty of gifts waiting to be opened. It’s a lovely scene, but it’s not real life. Even for those of us who aspire to such a perfect holiday, life intervenes. In Monday’s Journal-World — The Christmas Eve edition — a couple of stories focused on serious health challenges faced by area residents. There were the usual obituaries and the Monday list of people who had married, divorced or declared bankruptcy. This likely will be a wonderful Christmas for the newly married couples, but for people who have recently lost a loved one, suffered through a divorce or found themselves in dire financial straits, this probably won’t be the happiest of holidays. It certainly will be a sad Christmas for the families of the children and adults killed in the recent Newtown, Conn., shootings. Other family celebrations will be missing members who, they hope, are safe as they serve abroad in the nation’s military. There are many reasons this may not be a perfect holiday, but the spirit of Christmas still makes this a time of hope and at least a little optimism. In recent weeks, many individuals and community groups have reached out to those less fortunate to spread some gifts and holiday cheer. A Christmas dinner that has become an annual tradition in Lawrence will be served today at the First United Methodist Church for anyone who wants to come, eat and enjoy some company. As of Monday, helpers still were needed if you want to pitch in. In general, Christmas makes people a little kinder, a bit more forgiving. We hope everyone will make an effort to connect with the important people in their lives and share some holiday cheer. Christmas is no time to hold a grudge. Don’t worry if your holiday doesn’t look like a perfect greeting card this year. Christmas is about people, and people — even the ones we love — seldom are perfect. It’s the spirit of the Christmas that makes it special. We wish you a wonderful, if sometimes imperfect, holiday filled with peace, joy and hope for the future. Merry Christmas!

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 25, 1912: “Today Lawrence is resting after a strenuous week of excitement YEARS and rush incident to the ChristAGO mas season. The last week and IN 1912 especially the last few days have been busy ones for practically everyone but today all is quiet and peace prevails in place of the rush and scramble to secure gifts and remembrances for friends and loved ones. Practically all business was suspended all day today although a few stores remained open this morning, but they plan to close at noon and take a half day off.... The county and city offices are to be closed all day. At the post office the great jam of Christmas mail is being thinned out and after one delivery in the city business will be suspended at Uncle Sam’s headquarters” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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A tribute to world’s brave activists As the year draws to a close, I want to pay tribute to a few brave men and women who have been fighting in 2012 for dignity, justice, and peace in some of the world’s most troubled countries. My list is limited by space considerations. So I’ve chosen to focus on people I’ve been privileged to meet or whom I’ve learned about from contacts in their countries. What distinguishes them is that each has chosen to struggle, at great risk, for values that most of us take for granted — though their odds of success are small. I’ll start with someone you probably have heard of, Malala Yousafzai, the 15-yearold Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education. I never met Malala, who is still recovering from her wounds in England. I did talk with her impressive, reform-minded father when I visited Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2009. I name her first because she stands for so many brave girls in Swat and other remote Pakistani and Afghan regions who risk their lives by insisting on their right to study. In case anyone needs reminding of the danger, consider this: Just last week, according to British press reports, Malala called officials in Pakistan to urge them to reverse a decision to rename a college in her honor, in her hometown of Mingora. The reason? The girls at the college feared it would become a target for attack if it bore her name. I also want to pay tribute to the nine female Pakistani vaccination workers (one only 17) who were murdered by extremists last week. Fe-

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They refuse to stop fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds, because they know — as the Arab Spring revolts proved — that we never can predict when history will deliver surprises.” male health volunteers are on the front line of Pakistan’s war on polio. (It is one of three countries where the disease still threatens; the others are Afghanistan and Nigeria.) Due to conservative tribal customs, only women can enter houses to give vaccine to children. Imagine the guts it takes to do this work, which has been temporarily halted. Clerics across Pakistan have condemned the murders, but these women — and the children whose health they protected — are still under threat. If these cases touch you, stop for a moment to consider what awaits thousands of courageous Afghan women and girls if (when?) we exit their country in a careless fashion. The Taliban is already sending out warning signals. This month, Najia Siddiqi, acting head of women’s affairs in

Laghman province, was shot to death in broad daylight; her predecessor was killed by a bomb under her car. Of the many extraordinary Afghan women I’ve met, I’ll cite two, who both live in the city of Herat, near the border with Iran. Suraya Pakzad runs shelters for women abused by family or spouses (the only other alternatives for such women are prison or murder by their relatives), and Maria Bashir is the only provincial chief prosecutor in the country. Both receive frequent death threats, but they refuse to go into hiding. Pakzad was recently in Washington to ask U.S. officials not to trade away women’s rights in any talks with the Taliban. Will we let her down? And then there is Syria, where so many nonviolent activists have paid with their lives for their dreams of a peaceful revolution. At least 69 of the dead are media activists or journalists, who record the carnage inflicted by government forces and planes on civilians, and then send reports and footage out of the country. I met several Syrian media activists on trips this year to Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria; I can’t name them for their safety. So let me cite the words of the activist-filmmaker Tamer al-Awam, 34, whom I never met and who was killed in Aleppo in September. In his short film Memories at a Checkpoint, he said his goal was to give voice to people who wanted “to tell the world: Stop the killing. We are a people who love life.” Finally, let me pay tribute to Alexei Navalny, a 30ish Russian blogger, anticorrup-

tion crusader, and leader of Moscow’s middle-class opposition to Vladimir Putin’s autocracy. I met Navalny in Moscow in March, where he described how he trolls through documents leaked by disgruntled bureaucrats to reveal the mafia-like criminal behavior of the regime. Navalny is fearless, even accusing Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russia’s FBI-style Investigative Committee and a Putin buddy, of criminal property violations. But the regime has struck back, leveling ludicrous corruption charges against Navalny and his brother, a common tactic to silence dissidents. These kinds of charges can lead to long prison terms, or even murder, yet Navalny refuses to bow. I could cite so many other acts of courage in 2012, by women activists in Egypt, rule-of-law crusaders in China, etc. But all these activists share a common characteristic: They refuse to stop fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds, because they know — as the Arab Spring revolts proved — that we never can predict when history will deliver surprises. In some cases, U.S. officials can help (by not abandoning Afghan women or by smarter policy on Syria), and concerned U.S. citizens should pressure them to do so. In other cases, we can bring their struggle to the world’s attention, support human-rights organizations that defend them — and keep these men and women of courage in our prayers. — Trudy Rubin is a columnist and editorial board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Gun-control choice couldn’t be more clear On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semiautomatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed into the air and no one was hit, though one person was hurt slightly while running away. Police say 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola was destitute and frustrated with his circumstances. Firing dozens of rounds at the sky was his way of venting. If there is a more apt metaphor for where this nation now finds itself than some fool standing befuddled as bullets rain down about him, one finds it hard to imagine. Come, then. Let us weep for the 20 children shot to pieces by the young man who invaded their elementary school wielding semiautomatic weapons. Let us mourn for the six adults who could not save the children, could not

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Certainly, the magnitude of what happened in Newtown seems to have imposed a rare lucidity upon the debate.”

save themselves, who died as the children died, shot multiple times at close range. Let us whisper our sorrows and shed our tears. Let us stagger against one another in our mountainous grief. Let us light our candles and leave them at makeshift shrines to be cared for by the uncaring sun and rain. But let us also understand these as acts of moral masturbation, in that they satisfy some need, yet have no chance of producing anything of lasting consequence. Let us not pretend our sorrow in this moment means a damn thing or changes a damn thing, because it doesn’t and won’t. Not until or unless the American nation is finally willing to confront its unholy gun love. The parameters of this argument have not changed for generations. On the one side are people who enjoy hunting for sport or sustenance and people who, when bad guys come through the door, want to have more in their hands than just hands. They are, by and large, decent and responsible individuals who know and respect guns and resent any suggestion that they are not trustwor-

thy to own them. On the other side are equally decent and responsible people who think we ought to take reasonable steps to ensure that children, emotionally disturbed individuals and violent felons have no access to guns, people who believe no hunter requires 30 rounds to bag a deer and no homeowner not expecting to be attacked by a band of ninjas has need of an AK-47 to protect her property. There is, you will notice, nothing about one side of that argument that precludes the other. Reasonable people who had their country’s best interests at heart could have bridged the distance between the two many dead bodies ago. Such people are, unfortunately, in woefully short supply. What are rather more plentiful are lawmakers in thrall to the gun lobby and to an ideology that finds more to fear in a paranoid fantasy (jackbooted government thugs coming to seize your guns) than in an objective reality (innocent people repeatedly, senselessly, unnecessarily, dying). Is this where that changes? Maybe. Certainly, the magnitude of what happened in Newtown seems to have imposed a rare lucidity upon the debate. One sees Sen. Joe Manchin, conservative Democrat from West Virginia and a staunch ally of the NRA, calling for gun control, and it is cause for hope. Then one hears Sen. Joe Lieberman suggest that video games may have played a role in the shooting. And Mike Huckabee says maybe it happened because the government no longer mandates prayer in schools. And Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s Republican

governor, suggests the teachers should have been armed (as if the problem is that there were too few guns in that school). And hope chokes. We have paid and continue to pay an obscene price for this lesson some of us obstinately refuse to learn. We paid it in Tucson and we paid it on the campus of Virginia Tech. We paid it at Columbine High and at a midnight showing of a Batman movie in Aurora, Colo. We’ve paid it in Compton, Calif., and Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Norcross, Ga., We’ve paid it in Gilbert, Ariz., Bechtelsville, Pa., Prince George’s County, Md., Bay City, Texas, Copley, Ohio, Lauderdale Lakes and North Miami, Fla. Now we pay it in Newtown, Conn., in the blood of teachers and young children. We have paid more than enough. And our choice could be not be more clear. We can continue with acts of moral masturbation. We can harrumph and pontificate about how the problem is video games or the problem is a lack of prayer or the problem is too few guns. Or we can finally agree that the problem is obvious: Too many people who should not have guns, do. Unless we achieve the simple courage to reach that consensus, nothing else we do will change anything. Let us weep, let us mourn. Let us whisper sorrow and shed tears. Meanwhile, frightened children return to school in Newtown. And bullets keep raining down. — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CST each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald.com.


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Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. 0.00 Month to date 0.65 Normal month to date 1.32 Year to date 20.59 Normal year to date 39.66

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FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS TASHA PIERSON, LEFT, AND FELICIA SEILER, Kansas University School of Pharmacy students, participated in the Glow Run, which was Nov. 3 on KU’s West Campus and put on by KU’s School of Pharmacy. The event raised more than $10,000 for wellness and prevention programs at Health Care Access Clinic. Katie Cantu, event assistant at Health Care Access, submitted the photo. Email your photos to friends@ljworld.com or mail them to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com

Bringing in junior-college transfers can come with a considerable amount of risk for any college football program. That risk, however, is diminished somewhat at Kansas University because of the way KU coach Charlie Weis and Paul Buskirk, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associate athletic director for student support, work together from the time a prospect sets foot on campus to enrollment and the beginning of classes. B u s k i r k Buskirk said he asks for and receives one-on-one meetings of 30-45 minutes with each junior college prospect that takes an official visit to KUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus. During the sit-downs, Buskirk not only outlines the academic model and resources available at KU â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a key element in the recruiting process for many athletes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but also gets a better feel for the prospects as students. Such limited sessions may not seem like enough time to make a definitive read, but, as Buskirk pointed out, the meetings are better than nothing and can be quite revealing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of times, the coaching staff will make early decisions on these guys,â&#x20AC;? Buskirk said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I indicate that the numbers for an individual student just are not good, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen (the coaches) walk away. We have the complete backing of Coach Weis in anything we do, and I appreciate that they ask for guidance.â&#x20AC;? The up-front emphasis on academics is just another layer of transparency and accountability that Weis has made a staple of his program and, according to Buskirk, makes a world of difference in keeping the academic concerns of the transfer students to a minimum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t applaud Coach Weis and his staff enough for their help in this process,â&#x20AC;? said Buskirk, who works closely with what he refers to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;an entire academic village.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be night and day to just be handed a list and told, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Here, good luck.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there, done that and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unmanageable, unruly and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work,â&#x20AC;? Buskirk said. Last week, 10 junior-college players made official their commitments to KU by signing national letters of intent on the first day of the Please see ACADEMICS, page 4B

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY FRESHMAN FORWARD LANDEN LUCAS POSES FOR A PORTRAIT prior to the season. Lucas, a red-shirt this year, spent several years living in Japan when he was younger and says that experience has prepared him to handle any situation life throws at him.

Freshman Lucas credits years in Japan for outlook By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com

Like most up-and-coming high school basketball players, Landen Lucas spent the past few years dreaming of playing at a big-time college and, eventually, in the NBA. However, long before visions of venues like Allen Fieldhouse filled his slumbering head, Lucasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dreams actually played out in Japanese. Lucas, one of six true freshmen on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kansas University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball roster, was born in Tokyo, lived the first three years of his life in the Land of the Rising Sun and, later, spent most of his sixth- and seventh-grade years mastering the first language he learned while living in Fukui, a city of more than 800,000 people southwest of Tokyo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were definitely a lot of ups and downs,â&#x20AC;? said Lucas, a 6-foot-10, 235-pounder out of Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Westview High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have times where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just homesick or at school you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand half of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re say-

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tunities unavailable to most boys growing up in America. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a last-second decision, pretty much,â&#x20AC;? Lucas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sold everything we owned and when we went over there we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how long we were gonna be there. She took me to some small town in southern Japan where they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak any English. She put me in school there and I had to become fully fluent.â&#x20AC;? It worked so well that the young Lucas often spoke on his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behalf during job interviews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to translate for her when we went over the second time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I was really fluent. Any kind of translation she needed, I was there for her.â&#x20AC;? Living on the other side of the world enabled Lucas to grow up at a different rate and in a different way than his American friends. But even half a world away, he still had basketball. The game was a little different over there, but not necessarily in a bad way. Please see LUCAS, page 4B

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Kansas University freshman guard Ben McLemore on Monday was named Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference office announced. McLemore, a 6-5 redshirt from St. Louis, averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Jayhawks defeated Richmond (87-59) and won at then- McLemore No. 7 Ohio State (74-66). He opened with 14 points off 5-of-9 shooting versus the Spiders and added seven rebounds. Please see MCLEMORE, page 4B


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TODAY IN THE NBA Boston at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 2 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

games was always special,â&#x20AC;? Knicks forward Steve Novak said in a video posted to the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Finish that game, clear the court, and basketball fans in Los Angeles then get a second present â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the NBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best team of late. The Clippers, winners of a franchise-record 13 straight, close the five-pack of games against the Denver Nuggets. For the Clippers, it will be only the fourth Christmas home game in franchise history. For comparisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sake, Bryant will be playing on the holiday for the 15th time, and this will be his 12th time doing so at home. So after Boston-Brooklyn, Knicks-Lakers and ThunderHeat comes the fourth game of the day when Houston goes to Chicago, exactly 20 years after Jordan put up a Christmas show of his own with a 42-point, eight-rebound effort to lift the Bulls over New York, 89-77. Maybe the best match-up of all comes in Miami, where the Thunder meet the Heat in whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to be an emotionally charged day. First, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a finals rematch. Secondly, the teams will also pay tribute to military families by handing out gifts to children on the court immediately before the game, and both clubs will wear ribbons to honor those who were killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., earlier this month.

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I know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aware some with the green arrows of A five-game slate makes up of that and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come in ready WEDNESDAY the arriving classes, some with the NBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas schedule, to play.â&#x20AC;? College Football Time Net Cable the red arrows of the departing, which this year comes with the On Christmas, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case some with question marks and additional bonus of not being with everybody. Cent. Mich. v. W.Ky. 6:30p.m. ESPN 33, 233 some inscribed only lightly in the first day back after a lockout â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like playing pencil. forced the cancellation of the on Christmas,â&#x20AC;? Knicks standout Soccer Time Net Cable Add them up and there are opening portion of last season. Carmelo Anthony said. Manchester v. Newcastle 8:55a.m. ESPN2 34, 234 more than 30 universities Schedule-makers set the Los Angeles will be the cenassociated, disassociated or match-ups long ago, and the ter of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas possibly associated with the league always tries to get some bash, with two games at Staples once-tidy Big East Conference. marquee meetings. Center on the same day, includThey are trying to find a place This year, they pretty much ing an opener that features two for their sports programs on struck gold. teams which got off to surpristhe national collegiate dance The Clippers are riding a ing starts in very different ways. Check out ljworld.com and KUSports. com for online-only content from the floor and all of them are willing franchise-record 13-game winThe Knicks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with an Eastern Journal-World staff. to fox-trot across the fallen in ning streak. The New York Conference-leading 20 wins so order to locate one. Knicks will face their former far â&#x20AC;&#x201D; venture out to play Kobe â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hawks in the NBA It is a dance that is driven coach, Mike Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antoni, when Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakwww2.kusports.com/weblogs/ by the harsh beat of college they play the Lakers. Miami and ers, who reworked their roster hawks_nba/ A staff blog about former Jayhawks football and imbued with the Oklahoma City will be bringing over the summer and reworked at the next level frantic flop sweat of those the best records in their respec- their coaching staff after a slow who fear being shut out when tive conferences into their first early start, firing Mike Brown The Keegan Ratings the music finally stops. In one match-up since the Heat won and bringing in Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antoni. www2.kusports.com/weblogs/keegan_ way, it is pure ego and greed the title. And Brooklyn and BosItâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 48th time playing on ratings/ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the horror of being stuck in ton face off, a few weeks after Christmas for the Knicks, but Tom Keeganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s postgame rankings a conference without a BCS the teams started shoving one only the eighth time on the road. for KU football and basketball affiliation! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but in another, another and firing off some inâ&#x20AC;&#x153;When we were younger, it is merely survival, a way to sults afterward. watching the Christmas Day Rolling Along keep alive the long list of nonwww2.ljworld.com/weblogs/rollrevenue sports programs that ing_along/ depend on Big Brother Football Andrew Hartsockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog about commuting by bike at most schools. | SPORTS WRAP | The seven Big East schools, including Villanova, that deThe Sideline Report www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/sidecided to create a world without line_report/ big-time football, are taking a Jesse Newellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-on-one interviews bold step into the past, and not with KU athletes Kansas University, which won at Ohio State, in the top spot. The Cardinal had 24 first-place one that is guaranteed to succeed. They opted to call their moved from ninth to sixth in The Associated votes Monday, while Connecticut received 14. Tale of the Tait own tune, however, rather than Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college basketball poll. Baylor had the other two. http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/ wait for the conference to marKansas State moved into the poll at No. 25. Kansas dropped three spots to No. 22 from tale-tait/ ginalize them onto the street. Duke and Michigan remain the top two teams No. 19. Matt Taitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blog about Kansas University football The old core of those seven while Syracuse drops from third to ninth after its â&#x20AC;&#x153;basketballâ&#x20AC;? schools essentially first loss. PRO BASKETBALL created the Big East, but the The Blue Devils received all but two of the commerce of modern athletics first-place votes Monday from the 65-member Kings reinstate Cousins made their continued presence national media panel. Michigan received the SACRAMENTO, CALIF. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sacramento Tom Keegan, Andrew Hartsock, seem as outdated as wooden others. Sports Editor Associate Sports Editor Kings have reinstated center DeMarcus Cousbackboards and high-top Chuck Arizona, Louisville and Indiana all moved up tkeegan@ljworld.com ahartsock@ljworld.com ins after a one-game suspension for â&#x20AC;&#x153;unprofesTaylors. one place to third through fifth. Kansas, which sional behavior and conduct detrimental to the Will it work? Will formwon at Ohio State, moved from ninth to sixth. Gary Bedore, Matt Tait, team.â&#x20AC;? KU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball KU football ing a conference in which Missouri, which beat Illinois, jumped from 12th gbedore@ljworld.com mtait@ljworld.com basketball sits at the head of to seventh. Cincinnati advanced from 11th to the table turn that union into eighth. Syracuse, which lost to Temple, and Ohio COLLEGE FOOTBALL a unique, premium league, or State complete the top 10. will it become a niche curiosPittsburgh and Kansas State are the newcom- Tech pulls three from bowl ity overwhelmed in recruiters to the poll at 24th and 25th. They replace HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Texas Tech official says three 4(%15/4% ing battles by those schools New Mexico and North Carolina, which dropped Red Raiders wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be playing against Minnesota whose facilities, resources and out from 16th and 23rd after losses to South h)'OOGLEDTHEPHRASE@YOURE in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meineke Car Care Bowl because they reputations are plumped up by Dakota State and Texas. violated team rules. ABOUTSIXYEARSLATEANDSAW football? In other words, will Football program spokesman Blayne Beal on HOW.ICK3ABANWENTONLOCAL the Hardwood Seven, and the Monday would not divulge the rules violated. He COLLEGE WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL RADIOTOEXPRESSREGRETSOVERTHE other schools the new confersays Red Raiders starting defensive back CorWAYHELEFTTHE$OLPHINSv ence might attract, become just Stanford No. 1; KU 22nd nelius Douglas, Chris Payne, a linebacker who the Ivy League with rosaries? played mostly on Texas Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special teams, Stanford remains No. 1 in The Associated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Greg Cote, in the Miami Herald Good questions, and not ones and backup defensive tackle Leon Mackey Press womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball poll for the sixth that will be answered any time straight week, matching the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest run wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play in the bowl game. soon. If the seven schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4/$!9).30/243 Villanova, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1956 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Corky Devlin of Fort Wayne Marquette and DePaul â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cangoes 0-for-15 from the field against the not negotiate a suitable exit Minneapolis Lakers to tie an NBA record. fee, they are tied to the Big ,!4%34,).% 1971 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Garo Yepremianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 37-yard field East until June 30, 2015. By that goal at 7:40 of the second overtime gives time, the landscape of college Orange Bowl NFL Saturday, Dec. 29 the Miami Dolphins a 27-24 victory over Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog conferences might have been Armed Forces Bowl Sun Life Stadium-Miami Gardens, Fla. Sunday Amon G. Carter Stadium-Fort Worth, Texas Florida St .................... 13 1/2 (58) ................... No. Illinois the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round bulldozed and reconfigured BUFFALO .......................3 1/2 (41) .......................... NY Jets Air Force .......................... 1 (61) ..................................... Rice Wednesday, Jan. 2 another half-dozen times. of the AFC playoffs. At 82:40, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lonNEW ENGLAND ..............10 (49) ............................... Miami Fight Hunger Bowl Sugar Bowl The schools that have been gest game in NFL history. CINCINNATI ......................3 (41)......................... Baltimore AT&T Park-San Francisco Mercedes-Benz Superdome-New Orleans mentioned as possible fits to a-PITTSBURGH ............OFF (XX) ..................... Cleveland Arizona St ..................14 1/2 (56).............................. Navy Florida .............................14 (45) ........................ Louisville 1984 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bernard King of the New York join the refugees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; schools Houston .......................... 4 (47) ................ INDIANAPOLIS Knicks scores 60 points in a 120-114 loss Pinstripe Bowl Thursday, Jan. 3 TENNESSEE .................... 4 (42) ................... Jacksonville like Dayton, Xavier, St. Louis, Yankee Stadium-Bronx, N.Y. Fiesta Bowl to the New Jersey Nets. Butler, Creighton and Gonzaga NY GIANTS ...................... 9 (47) ................... Philadelphia West Virginia ......... 4 (74) ................ Syracuse University of Phoenix Stadium-Glendale, Ariz. 1995 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Emmitt Smith of the Dallas WASHINGTON ................. 3 (50) ................................ Dallas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have their own conference Alamo Bowl Oregon ................... 9 (75) ............... Kansas St Chicago ........................... 3 (45) ........................... DETROIT Cowboys scores his 25th touchdown of Alamodome-San Antonio entanglements to pick apart if Friday, Jan. 4 Green Bay ...................3 1/2 (46).................. MINNESOTA the season in a 37-13 win over Arizona, Oregon St .............. 2 (57) ...................... Texas they choose to throw in with Cotton Bowl b-ATLANTA ...................OFF (XX) ................... Tampa Bay Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl breaking the record for most TDs in a Cowboy Stadium-Arlington, Texas the new league. It is dicey NEW ORLEANS ............4 1/2 (54)........................ Carolina Sun Devil Stadium-Tempe, Ariz. Texas A&M .......... 4 1/2 (73) ............ Oklahoma DENVER .............. 16 1/2 (42) ........ Kansas City season. Smith passes John Riggins of business, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s before the Tcu ...................... 2 1/2 (41) ......... Michigan St c-SAN DIEGO ................OFF (XX) ......................... Oakland Saturday, Jan. 5 Washington, who scored 24 in 1983. make-or-break issue of securing Monday, Dec. 31 SAN FRANCISCO ...........15 (39) ............................ Arizona Compass Bowl a television contract to pay for 1999 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hawaii beats Oregon, 23-17, in Music City Bowl SEATTLE ..........................10 (41)........................... St. Louis Legion Field-Birmingham, Ala. the whole deal. LP Field-Nashville, Tenn. the Oahu Bowl to cap a remarkable turna-Cleveland QB B. Weeden is questionable. Mississippi ...................3 1/2 (53).................... Pittsburgh Vanderbilt .......................7 (51).......................... N.C. State Making a super basketball b-Atlanta may rest players. around for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 6 Sun Bowl c-Oakland QB C. Palmer is questionable. conference out of that bunch Go Daddy.com Bowl improves from 0-12 in 1998 to 9-4 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Sun Bowl Stadium-El Paso, Texas NCAA FOOTBALL will depend a lot on television, Ladd-Pebbles Stadium-Mobile, Ala. greatest single-season improvement in Southern Cal ..............9 1/2 (64).............. Georgia Tech Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog and although the core group is Arkansas St ....................4 (61) ............................. Kent St Wednesday, Dec. 26 Liberty Bowl NCAA history. Monday, Jan. 7 positioned to promise footLittle Caesars Pizza Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium-Memphis, 2002 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Katie Hnida becomes the first BCS Championship Game holds, either real or fanciful, Ford Field-Detroit Tenn. woman to play in a Division I football Sun Life Stadium-Miami Gardens, Fla. in the New York, Philadelphia, Western Kentucky ...5 1/2 (58)................ Central Mich Tulsa ................. Pickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em (51) .............. Iowa St Alabama ........................9 1/2 (41) ................. Notre Dame game when she attempts an extra point Thursday, Dec. 27 Boston, Chicago and WashingChick-Fil-A Bowl NBA Military Bowl following a New Mexico touchdown in the Georgia Dome-Atlanta ton markets, TV might think RFK Stadium-Washington Lsu .................................4 1/2 (59)........................ Clemson Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog Las Vegas Bowl. Hnida, a walk-on junior, it smells of small-time and reBROOKLYN .................. 3 1/2 (187) .......................... Boston San Jose St ................... 7 (45) ............... Bowling Green Tuesday, Jan. 1 spond with lukewarm interest. has her kick blocked in the 27-13 loss to Belk Bowl LA LAKERS .................. 3 1/2 (215) ..................... New York Ticket City Bowl Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way to predict Bank of America Stadium-Charlotte, N.C. UCLA. 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Osborne always kept cool â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

Retiring Nebraska AD leaves huge legacy By Eric Olson Associated Press Sports Writer

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FRESNO STATE SAFETY PHILLIP THOMAS, bottom, and linebacker Tristan Okpalaugo, top, watch as SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert breaks a tackle during the Hawaii Bowl on Monday in Honolulu.

HAWAII BOWL

SMU blasts Fresno

LINCOLN, NEB. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It was homecoming 1991. Ninthranked Nebraska was favored by 35 points over Kansas State, still thought of as a woebegone program at the time and whose best days were still far on the horizon. A quarterback named Paul Watson was shredding the Huskersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; secondary, and the Wildcats led by a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Rob Zatechka, a redshirt freshman who later would play on Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pipelineâ&#x20AC;? offensive line, remembers pandemonium on the sideline. Teammates were yelling at each other, assistant coaches were yelling at players and other assistants. Then Zatechka caught sight of head coach Tom Osborne, the picture of calm as he chewed his Big Red gum and spoke through his headset, seemingly removed from the chaos around him. â&#x20AC;?I was taken aback by it,â&#x20AC;? Zatechka said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not panicking. If heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not panicking, we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panic, either.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone asked Osborne why he never cut loose emotionally. I remember Osborne making the point that if the players see you losing emotional control, whether good or bad, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to lose emotional control, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where you see games spiral out of control.â&#x20AC;? Nebraska won, 38-31,

HONOLULU (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SMU SUMMARY coach June Jones walked out of Aloha Stadium with SMU 43, Fresno State 10 another win Monday, Fresno State 0 0 7 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 SMU 0 22 7 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 43 thanks largely to a disrup- Second Quarter tive performance by deSMU-Gilbert 17 run (Hover kick), fensive end Margus Hunt 14:07. SMU-FG Hover 30, 12:16. that set the tone for the SMU-Hunt Safety, 10:50. Mustangsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 43-10 victory SMU-Z.Line 8 run (Hover kick), 5:24. SMU-FG Hover 48, 1:37. over Fresno State in the Third Quarter Hawaii Bowl. Fre-Adams 6 pass from D.Carr Hunt, the 6-foot-8 se- (Breshears kick), 10:21. SMU-D.Johnson 21 pass from Gilbert nior from Estonia with an kick), 7:01. 82-inch wing span, forced (Hover Fourth Quarter two fumbles that led to Fre-FG Breshears 32, 13:21. SMU-T.Reed 69 interception return field goals and sacked kick), 9:05. Derek Carr for a safety (Hover SMU-Greenbauer 83 interception as SMU (7-6) built a 22-0 return (Hover kick), 1:14. A-30,024. halftime lead and never Fre SMU looked back. First downs 21 15 SMU had seven sacks, Rushes-yards 22-(-16) 37-169 Passing 362 212 the most Fresno State has Comp-Att-Int 33-55-2 14-28-2 given up all year. Return Yards 50 187 Garrett Gilbert was ef- Punts-Avg. 6-38.0 5-35.8 2-2 1-0 fective with his arm and Fumbles-Lost 3-15 3-15 his legs, running for a 17- Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 26:41 33:19 yard touchdown for the INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Fresno St., Rouse 13-22, first score of the game and 1-3, D.Carr 8-(minus 41). SMU, throwing a perfect strike Burse Gilbert 18-98, Z.Line 19-71. By Chris Dufresne to Darius Johnson for a PASSING-Fresno St., D.Carr 33-54-2Los Angeles Times 362, Watson 0-1-0-0. SMU, Gilbert 14-2821-yard score to answer 2-212. the Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only touchRECEIVING-Fresno St., Adams 13-144, Tired of tracking the down. He rushed for 98 Watson 5-48, Rouse 5-29, Burse 4-89, conference whereabouts yards on 18 carries and Evans 3-20, Harris 2-3, Jensen 1-29. SMU, Thompson 5-82, Fuller 4-84, D.Johnson of your favorite school? threw for 212 yards. 3-40, Joseph 1-8, Z.Line 1-(minus 2). Well, take a number and get in realignment line. Even the people paid to cover the sport have trouble keeping up. The turning point for Saturday, Dec. 15 Sun Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x153;yours discombobulated New Mexico Bowl At El Paso, Texas At Albuquerque Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal trulyâ&#x20AC;? was the announceArizona 49, Nevada 48 (7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS) ment that Temple would Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Liberty Bowl At Boise, Idaho be joining San Diego State At Memphis, Tenn. Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 2:30 in the West Division of Thursday, Dec. 20 p.m. (ESPN) the Big East. Poinsettia Bowl Chick-fil-A Bowl At San Diego Temple is in PhiladelAt Atlanta BYU 23, San Diego State 6 LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6:30 phia. Friday, Dec. 21 p.m. (ESPN) Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, Mr. BCS bus Tuesday, Jan. 1 At St. Petersburg, Fla. driver, this is where I get Heart of Dallas Bowl UCF 38, Ball State 17 At Dallas Saturday, Dec. 22 off.â&#x20AC;? Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State New Orleans Bowl Take last Saturday ... Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl please. 34 At Jacksonville, Fla. MAACO Bowl On the day Utah State Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Las Vegas won the Famous Idaho Boise State 28, Washington 26 Northwestern (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Monday, Dec. 24 Capital One Bowl Potato Bowl as part of the Hawaii Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Western Athletic ConAt Honolulu Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3), SMU 43, Fresno State 10 ference, staging its last noon (ABC) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Outback Bowl season after being plunLittle Caesars Pizza Bowl At Tampa, Fla. At Detroit South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan dered out of the football Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western (8-4), noon (ESPN) business, Big East basketKentucky (7-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl ball filed divorce papers Thursday, Dec. 27 At Pasadena, Calif. Military Bowl against Big East football. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (8-5), 4 At Washington Basketball will probaBowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl State (10-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN) bly keep â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Eastâ&#x20AC;? as part At Miami Belk Bowl Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida of the settlement as the At Charlotte, N.C. cobbled-together football Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 5:30 State (11-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 p.m. (ESPN) wing tries to go it alone. Sugar Bowl Holiday Bowl

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NEBRASKA PLAYERS CARRY COACH TOM OSBORNE off the field after the Huskers defeated Miami, 24-17, in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1995. Osborne will retire as NUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic director on Jan. 1. thanks to a last-minute goal-line stand. More than the result that day, Zatechka remembers Osborne. â&#x20AC;?Sometimes if you maintain an outward sense of control over a situation,â&#x20AC;? Zatechka said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it has an amazing effect on the people around you.â&#x20AC;? Osborne will retire as Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic director Jan. 1 and end an association with the university that began in 1962. He turns 76 in February and will stay at the school through July 31 as athletic director emeritus to ease the transition of new athletic director Shawn Eichorst. Perhaps as much as anything, Osborneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 25year Hall of Fame coach-

ing career and five-year run as a can-do AD are characterized by his strong and steady leadership, often in difficult circumstances. â&#x20AC;?No matter how crazy things were going on around him, you knew coach was going to be calm,â&#x20AC;? said Terry Connealy, who played defensive tackle on the 1994 national championship team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to get caught up in the emotion of the moment. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a calming influence. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the program needed when he came back as the athletic director, with all the perceived turmoil.â&#x20AC;? Chancellor Harvey Perlman asked Osborne to

return in 2007 to stabilize an athletic department whose flagship sport was in a free fall under coach Bill Callahan and whose staff was burdened by low morale under Steve Pederson. Osborneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first acts were to fire Callahan and hire Bo Pelini, who has won no fewer than nine games in his five seasons and led the Huskers to three conference championship games, and mend fences with boosters and former players who felt alienated by Pederson. In addition to guiding the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move from the Big 12 to the Big Ten two years ago, Osborne saw through key building projects.

East is West in league realignment

BOWLS AT A GLANCE

At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 8:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 10:45 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 2:15 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4), 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9-3), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (102), 7 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (121), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. Stars vs. Stripes, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)

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Chiefs waste big day from RBs in defeat By Dave Skretta Associated Press Sports Writer

Jan. 26 — Oklahoma, 3 p.m. Jan. 28 — at West Virginia, 8 p.m. Feb. 2 — Oklahoma State, 3 p.m. Feb. 6 — at TCU, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 — at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. Feb. 11 — Kansas State, 8 p.m. Feb. 16 — Texas, 8 p.m. Feb. 20 — at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 — TCU, 3 p.m. Feb. 25 — at Iowa State, 8 p.m. March 2 — West Virginia, 1 p.m. March 4 — Texas Tech, 6 p.m. March 9 — at Baylor, 5 p.m. March 13-16 — Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Jamaal Charles seemed to be happy with himself. Peyton Hillis had to feel vindicated, and embattled offensive coordinator Brian Daboll finally had a reason to smile. Imagine how they would have felt if the Chiefs had actually won. Even while playing out the string in a season lost long ago, Kansas City managed an offensive output that should go down in franchise history. Charles ran for 226 yards on Sunday, Hillis had 101 and the Chiefs piled up 352 yards on the ground against the Colts’ backpedaling defense. If not for a miserable effort by quarterback Brady Quinn, two turnovers in the red zone and a stuffed attempt at converting fourth down, the Chiefs might have won another game. Instead, the Colts scored late in the fourth quarter for a 20-13 victory. “We had a feeling we could run on them,” Charles said. “When Peyton did a good job running the first half, I thought, ‘Man, Peyton’s getting off. I got to do some, too.’ So I felt like I had to go out there and run the ball as well.” The Chiefs certainly ran the ball well. Their total was the third-best in franchise history, trailing only a couple of games in the 1960s, when teams generally ran the ball with more gusto than they do these days. Not a bad day to put in the history books, except that it came with an asterisk: It’s the most yards rushing in a losing effort in NFL history, eclipsing the 320 yards the 1944 edition of the Cleveland Rams ran for in a loss to Washington. “We wanted to be able to run the ball and it turned out we were able to run it,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said, who gave his players Monday off to celebrate the holidays. We’re disappointed,” he added, “as we have been many times this year.” Thirteen times, to be exact. The Chiefs (2-13) and are tied with Jacksonville for the league’s worst record heading into their season finale next Sunday against Denver. Kansas City also holds the tiebreaker for the No. 1 draft pick by virtue of their strength of schedule. That’s one positive to come out of a disastrous season. Another one has been Charles. After missing nearly all of last season with a torn left ACL, the former All-Pro running back has been better than ever. He’s run for 1,456 yards, the seventh-best season in franchise history, and

eling KU’s turnaround after Bill Snyder’s at Kansas State is not something he’s hiding from. Weis, who serves as the direct liaison between the athletes and their advisers, also refuses to hide the importance of academics. During his first semester in charge, Weis spearheaded a major improvement in the team’s grade-point average — from 2.46 to 3.0 team-wide — and he’s not about to stop there. “If he doesn’t believe that they’re here to be serious about everything, including school, then he’s not taking them,” Buskirk said of potential recruits. Added Weis about the academic prowess of the 10 players he signed a week ago: “Obviously, they did a lot of work to put themselves in a position where they can graduate now

instead of graduating in May. This is not the easiest task. In most of their cases, (they) get it done in a year-and-a-half and that’s taking heavy, heavy loads of classes. ... This is not a simple process.” Junior-college recruiting at Kansas has not been limited to football. Even KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self has gone the juco route at times, but there are a number of factors that make such a plan of action far less common. “Football’s different than basketball,” Self said. “There are more good football players playing juco ball than basketball.” The reason? The emergence of prep schools, which essentially serve as a fifth year of high school for student-athletes who struggle with eligibility and are drawn to the

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KANSAS FORWARD LANDEN LUCAS (33) BATTLES Emporia State guard Tre Boutilier (23) for the ball during their exhibition game on Oct. 30 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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“Whenever they commit to something, they commit to something 100 percent,” Lucas said. “We would have practices that sometimes would last all weekend long. We would have breakfast, lunch, dinner and sometimes sleep in the gym.” Although the intense practice regimen was new to Lucas, the game itself was not that different. A pick and roll was still a pick and roll, a good jump shot was still a good jump shot and a guy who was willing to work the way Lucas was always found a place on any team. That work ethic was something he picked up from his dad, Richard, who played basketball professionally in Japan and knew enough of the language, Lucas said, “to be in the huddle of the game, understand what they were saying and order something at McDonald’s.” “I talk to my dad after every practice,” Lucas said. “He’s been through everything. Maybe not as high of a level, but he played at Oregon, he was a coach after that and he’s

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He scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds in KU’s win in Columbus, Ohio. He shot 50 percent (13-of-26) for the week, including 55.6 percent (5-of9) from three-point range.

been through it all. He enjoyed doing the things people don’t enjoy doing. The great thing about that is, at every level, no matter what, you’re always going to find a spot for yourself if you play like that.” Practices have taken on extra importance for Lucas this school year. As a red-shirt he won’t be playing in any games and will have four years of eligibility remaining starting next season. Even though he won’t have a direct impact on his team’s record this season, Lucas’ teammates already have been and continue to be impressed by his work ethic and drive. “There’s always somebody who breaks down during Boot Camp, and everybody predicted it was gonna be him,” said sophomore point guard Naadir Tharpe. “But if you would’ve seen him at Boot Camp, you would’ve thought he could run with the guards. The shape he’s put himself in is just ridiculous.” His teammates say Lucas’ best attributes stretch beyond basketball. “He’s a real mature guy. You can tell he’s cultured,” said freshman guard Evan Manning, who admitted to pushing for Lucas to speak Japanese at random mo-

ments. “He hates it. It puts him on the spot.” Added sophomore guard Christian Garrett: “I think I’ve heard him say a Japanese word or two, but I should ask him to say more. I have no idea what he was saying. He was just talking once about Japan and a word slipped in there.” As the years have gone by and Lucas’ childhood memories of life in Japan — not to mention the language itself — have begun to fade, the 6-foot-10 power forward has leaned on his past experiences to handle anything life throws at him, be it at school, in his social life or on the basketball court. “It helps with so much,” he said. “Just trying to adapt to situations. I’ve gone through so many life experiences.” Lucas plans to incorporate Japanese into his class load at KU, perhaps even double-majoring so the first language he learned will continue to be a part of him forever. “When I was younger, I used to dream in Japanese,” Lucas said. “Now that it’s totally the opposite, it’s fading away, but we’re trying to do our best to at least keep the communication part down because you never know where that could take you. It got me here.”

McLemore, who was honored by the league for the first time, leads KU and all Big 12 freshmen in scoring at 16.5 points per game, including four 20-point performances. His 16.5 ppg ranks second overall in the conference. This marks the 23rd time in the 17-year history of the Big 12 that a Kansas player has been

named Big 12 Rookie of the Week. Rookie of the week recognition goes to first-year players in the conference. Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder was named player of the week. He scored 26 points in a win over Texas Southern and had 13 points and six rebounds in a win against Florida.

KU MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Exhibition Oct. 30 — Emporia State, W 88-54 Nov. 5 — Washburn, W 62-50 Regular season Nov. 9 — Southeast Missouri State in CBE Classic, W 74-55 (1-0) Nov. 13 — Michigan State in Atlanta in Champions Classic, L 64-67 (1-1) Nov. 15 — Chattanooga in CBE Classic, W 69-55 (2-1) Nov. 19 — Washington State in CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo., W 78-41 (3-1) Nov. 20 — Saint Louis in CBE Classic in Kansas City, Mo., W 73-59 (4-1) Nov. 26 — San Jose State, W 70-57 (5-1)

Nov. 30 — Oregon State in Kansas City, Mo., W 84-78 (6-1) Dec. 8 — Colorado, W 90-54 (7-1) Dec. 15 — Belmont, W 89-60 (8-1) Dec. 18 — Richmond, W 87-59 (9-1) Dec. 22 — at Ohio State, W 74-66 (10-1) Dec. 29 —American, 7 p.m. Jan. 6 — Temple, 12:30 or 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 — Iowa State, 6 p.m. Jan. 12 — at Texas Tech, 3 p.m. Jan. 14 — Baylor, 8 p.m. Jan. 19 — at Texas, 1 p.m. Jan. 22 — at Kansas State, 7 p.m.

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If he doesn’t believe that they’re here to be serious about everyCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B thing, including school, then he’s not taking mid-year transfer signing period. The haul became them.” national news, included ESPN’s No. 1 ranked juco player, defensive tackle Marquel Combs, and was celebrated for the impact these new players could have on the struggling program. While the juco-heavy class triggered concern from fans and provided ammunition for foes, those within the KU program never worried because of the early emphasis on academics. “Each one of these 10 transfer students can and will be successful here if they choose to,” Buskirk said. “I don’t have any doubts about the academic abilities of any one of

— Paul Buskirk, Kansas University’s associate athletic director for student support, on football coach Charlie Weis’ recruiting practices these 10. I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t believe it.” By the time national signing day rolls around in February and Weis completes his second recruiting class at Kansas, the Jayhawks are likely to have as many as 19 or 20 junior-college transfers. That’s a high number by any standard and as large a class as KU ever has had. It’s also further proof that Weis’ talk about mod-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS RUNNING BACKS JAMAAL CHARLES (25), TOP, AND PEYTON HILLIS, ABOVE, ran for 327 combined yards in a losing effort against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. can break his own singleseason-high set in 2010 with 12 yards against the Broncos. His big game against the Colts, in which Charles surpassed 750 career carries, also qualifies him for the NFL record for yards per carry. Charles is averaging 5.82 yards on 770 attempts, which far surpasses the 5.22 yards that Jim Brown averaged in 2,359 attempts from 1957-65. “Records are meant to be broken, and I always try to break records,” Charles said. “Breaking Jim Brown’s record, it’s one of the most special of all time to me because, listening from the past, he was one of the best running backs of all time.” Charles has gone over 200 yards rushing twice this season, and three times in his career, which also sets a franchise record. He also has the three biggest games in Chiefs history, and his 84-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave him three 80-plus runs this season. “He’s super-fast, he’s tough. He’s a scary sight for a defensive guy,” Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “He opens up a lot of things for the offense. He’s a key player.” Some of Charles’ running room was no doubt thank to Hillis, the former Browns bruiser who has been a disappointment

since signing as a free agent in the offseason. He bullied his way for 101 yards on Sunday, his best game since Dec. 24, 2011. The thunder-and-lightning combination gave the Chiefs their first duo of 100-yard rushers since Oct. 7, 1991, when Christian Okoye and Harvey Williams did it against Buffalo. It’s a feat that has only been accomplished six times in the 53-year history of the Chiefs. “You can’t go back and say, ‘We should have run the ball more,’” Charles said. “Losing by seven points, it didn’t have nothing to do with us running the ball.” It had to do with Quinn’s inefficient game, poor execution in clutch situations and a defense that had played well all afternoon failing to get off the field late in the fourth quarter. It also had to with Daboll’s offense, which has been historically inept, failing to get into the end zone despite one of the most productive ground games in franchise history. “We turned the ball over, got penalties at inopportune times and gave up an easy touchdown at the end of the game, as well as miss a field goal,” Crennel said. “So when those kinds of things happen, it’s hard, and until we can rectify that, that’s what we have to deal with.”

growing hoops reputations at many institutions. “If you don’t qualify, would you rather go juco and lose two years of eligibility or go to prep school and lose none?” asked Self, noting that many prep schools don’t even offer football. Like Weis, Self has complete faith in KU’s academic resources. That’s why he rarely hesitates when the need to mine junior-college talent arises. “We have taken multiple transfers at KU that really needed to get busy for two years to graduate and they’ve done it,” Self said. “With the support we have here, kids are gonna graduate if they get after it.” Are there concerns that go beyond football when signing so many juniorcollege players? Sure. And Buskirk addressed those, too.

“The rulebook gets a great deal more thick, the details are massive and there’s no room for mistakes,” he said. Beyond that, many junior-college athletes already have developed an academic routine that can be difficult to tweak and simply will not cut it at Kansas. “Many people look at junior-college transfers and think half-empty glass and I understand that,” Buskirk said. “But I feel like I have a very good handle on where these young men have been. They’re aware of how we do things, and that’s a tremendous head start. Other coaches at other times have not given the same type of support early on in the recruiting process and I cannot tell you how much a difference that makes. It’s huge. Absolutely huge.”


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SPORTS

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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SCOREBOARD AP Top 25 Men

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 20 7 .741 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brooklyn 14 12 .538 5½ Boston 13 13 .500 6½ Philadelphia 13 15 .464 7½ Toronto 9 19 .321 11½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 18 6 .750 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlanta 16 9 .640 2½ Orlando 12 15 .444 7½ Charlotte 7 20 .259 12½ Washington 3 22 .120 15½ Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 15 11 .577 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Indiana 16 12 .571 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Milwaukee 14 12 .538 1 Detroit 9 21 .300 8 Cleveland 6 23 .207 10½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 21 8 .724 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Memphis 18 7 .720 1 Houston 14 12 .538 5½ Dallas 12 16 .429 8½ New Orleans 5 22 .185 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 5 .808 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Denver 15 13 .536 7 Minnesota 13 12 .520 7½ Utah 15 14 .517 7½ Portland 13 13 .500 8 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 6 .778 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Golden State 18 10 .643 3½ L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 8 Phoenix 11 17 .393 10½ Sacramento 9 18 .333 12 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Boston at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 2 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

College Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Schedule

Today TOURNAMENTS Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic At Honolulu Seventh Place ETSU vs. San Francisco, 1 p.m. Fifth Place Hawaii vs. Mississippi, 3:30 p.m. Third Place Indiana St. vs. Miami, 6:30 p.m. Championship Arizona vs. San Diego St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 27 EAST Alcorn St. at Canisius, 6 p.m. SOUTH FAU at Troy, 7 p.m. FIU at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Texas Southern at Akron, 6 p.m. IPFW at IUPUI, 6 p.m. Oakland at W. Illinois, 7 p.m. New Mexico at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas St., 7:05 p.m. FAR WEST N. Arizona at BYU, 8 p.m. Morgan St. at Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m. Rhode Island at Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Cal), 9 p.m.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Duke (63) 11-0 1,623 1 2. Michigan (2) 12-0 1,551 2 3. Arizona 11-0 1,463 4 4. Louisville 11-1 1,422 5 5. Indiana 11-1 1,383 6 6. Kansas 10-1 1,309 9 7. Missouri 10-1 1,157 12 8. Cincinnati 12-0 1,144 11 9. Syracuse 10-1 1,140 3 10. Ohio St. 9-2 965 7 11. Minnesota 12-1 878 13 12. Illinois 12-1 875 10 13. Gonzaga 11-1 824 14 14. Florida 8-2 772 8 15. Georgetown 10-1 674 15 16. Creighton 11-1 589 17 17. San Diego St. 11-1 557 18 18. Butler 9-2 512 19 19. Michigan St. 11-2 416 20 20. UNLV 11-1 382 21 21. Notre Dame 12-1 337 22 22. Oklahoma St. 10-1 318 24 23. NC State 9-2 264 25 24. Pittsburgh 12-1 189 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 25. Kansas St. 9-2 152 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Others receiving votes: New Mexico 66, Kentucky 37, Temple 36, Wyoming 28, North Carolina 16, VCU 16, Wichita St. 11, Maryland 7, Oregon 6, UConn 6.

USA Today/ESPN Men

The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (30) 11-0 774 1 2. Michigan (1) 12-0 745 2 3. Louisville 11-1 682 4 3. Arizona 11-0 682 5 5. Indiana 11-1 648 6 6. Kansas 10-1 642 8 7. Syracuse 10-1 559 3 8. Cincinnati 12-0 543 11 9. Missouri 10-1 537 12 10. Ohio State 9-2 480 7 11. Florida 8-2 406 9 12. Creighton 11-1 395 13 13. Gonzaga 11-1 391 14 14. Minnesota 12-1 345 16 15. Illinois 12-1 330 10 16. San Diego State 11-1 327 15 17. UNLV 11-1 240 18 18. Georgetown 10-1 217 21 19. Michigan State 11-2 207 19 20. Notre Dame 12-1 181 22 21. Butler 9-2 136 25 22. Oklahoma State 10-1 129 24 23. Kentucky 8-3 108 23 24. Pittsburgh 12-1 97 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 25. N.C. State 9-2 87 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Others receiving votes: New Mexico 62, North Carolina 34, Kansas State 22, VCU 22, Wyoming 20, UConn 6, Oregon 6, Temple 5, Colorado 3, Maryland 3, Wichita State 3, Colorado State 1.

Big 12 Men

Overall W L Kansas 10 1 Oklahoma State 10 1 Kansas State 9 2 Iowa State 9 3 Baylor 8 3 Oklahoma 7 3 TCU 8 4 Texas Tech 5 4 Texas 7 5 West Virginia 6 5 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Baylor 79, BYU 64 Saturday, Dec. 22 Kansas 74, Ohio State 66

League W L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma State 78, Tennessee Tech 42 Arizona State 77, Texas Tech 62 Michigan State 67, Texas 56 West Virginia 72, Radford 62 Kansas State 67, Florida 61 TCU 65, Rice 63 Friday, Dec. 28 North Carolina A&T at Texas Tech, 6 p.m. Baylor at Gonzaga, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 American University at Kansas, 7 p.m. Rice at Texas, 1 p.m. UMKC at Kansas State, 6 p.m. Ohio at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 Mississippi Valley State at TCU, 3 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 Florida A&M at Texas Tech, noon South Dakota at Kansas State, 1 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Gonzaga at Oklahoma State, 5 p.m.

AP Top 25 Women

The top 25 teams in the The Associated Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Stanford (24) 11-0 982 1 2. UConn (14) 10-0 964 2 3. Baylor (2) 9-1 931 3 4. Duke 10-0 883 4 5. Notre Dame 9-1 824 5 6. Georgia 12-0 790 6 7. Kentucky 9-1 774 7 8. California 9-1 687 8 9. Maryland 8-2 671 9 10. Penn St. 10-2 621 11 11. Purdue 11-1 537 13 12. Louisville 11-2 522 14 13. Tennessee 7-3 517 10 14. Oklahoma St. 8-0 466 15 15. Dayton 12-0 454 16 16. North Carolina 11-1 349 17 17. UCLA 7-2 307 12 18. Oklahoma 9-2 286 18 19. South Carolina 11-1 254 21 20. Texas 8-2 195 20 21. Florida St. 10-1 183 23 22. Kansas 9-2 162 19 23. Colorado 10-0 156 25 24. Texas A&M 8-4 118 22 25. Arkansas 10-1 107 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Others receiving votes: Nebraska 52, Iowa St. 39, Miami 32, Ohio St. 25, West Virginia 23, Vanderbilt 20, Duquesne 19, Michigan St. 14, Michigan 11, Syracuse 10, Villanova 6, Iowa 4, Toledo 2, UTEP 2, Utah 1.

Big 12 Women

Overall W L 9 0 9 1 7 1 9 2 9 2 9 2 7 2 8 3 7 3 6 3

League W L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma State Baylor Iowa State Kansas Oklahoma Texas Tech Texas Kansas State West Virginia TCU Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games California 88, Kansas 79 Texas Tech 66, Oregon State 48 Kansas State 80, UNLV 54 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games TCU 73, Texas-Pan American 37 Oklahoma State 90, Texas-Arlington 54 Friday, Dec. 28 Appalachian State at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. Harvard at San Diego, 9 p.m. Texas vs. Iowa at San Diego, 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 Cal St. Northridge at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.

Air Force at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. Kansas State at UC Santa Barbara, 4 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at TCU, 5 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Baylor, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 Texas vs. TBA at San Diego Oklahoma State vs. TBA at San Diego Houston at Texas Tech, 2 p.m. Alabama State at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m.

Kansas Women

Exhibition Oct. 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Washburn, W, 57-35 Nov. 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fort Hays State, W, 88-43 Regular Season Nov. 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Idaho State W, 52-36 (1-0) Nov. 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southeast Missouri State W, 68-58 (2-0) Nov. 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wake Forest W, 64-58 (3-0) Nov. 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alabama A&M W, 76-59 (4-0) Nov. 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Creighton, W, 58-48 (5-0) Nov. 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Grambling St., W 101-47 (6-0) Dec. 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Minnesota, W 65-53 (7-0) Dec. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Arkansas, L 56-64 (7-1) Dec. 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Newman, W 97-64 (8-1) Dec. 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prairie View A&M, W 72-60 (9-1) Dec. 21 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at California, L 79-88 (9-2) Jan. 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kansas State, 7 p.m. Jan. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at West Virginia, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. Jan. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Baylor, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas, 7 p.m. Jan. 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Jan. 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iowa State, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Kansas State, 2 p.m. Feb. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Baylor, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; West Virginia, 2 p.m. Feb. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at TCU, 7 p.m. Feb. 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Texas, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Texas Tech, 12 p.m. Feb. 27 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Iowa State, 7 p.m. March 2â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. March 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; TCU, 7 p.m. Big 12 Championship March 8-13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Dallas

NFL

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W L T Pct PF PA x-San Francisco 10 4 1 .700 370 260 Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392 232 St. Louis 7 7 1 .500 286 328 Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237 330 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday, Dec. 30 Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon Carolina at New Orleans, noon N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, noon Baltimore at Cincinnati, noon Cleveland at Pittsburgh, noon Houston at Indianapolis, noon Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, noon Chicago at Detroit, noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, noon Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 3:25 p.m. Miami at New England, 3:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 7:20 p.m.

Free Agent Signings

New York â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 64 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts, letter agreements for major league contracts are in parentheses: AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Nate McLouth, of, to a $2 million, one-year contract. BOSTON (6) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed David Ortiz, dh, to a $26 million, two-year contract; signed David Ross, c, Atlanta, to a $6.2 million, two-year contract; signed Jonny Gomes, of, Oakland, to a $10 million, twoyear contract; signed Shane Victorino, of, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $39 million, three-year contract; signed Koji Uehara, rhp, to a $4.25 million, one-year contract; signed Ryan Dempster, rhp, Texas, to a $26.5 million, two-year contract. CHICAGO (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Jeff Keppinger, 3b, Tampa Bay, to a $12 million, threeyear contract. DETROIT (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Torii Hunter, of, Los Angeles Angels, to a $26 million, two-year contract; re-signed Anibal Sanchez, rhp, to an $80 million, fiveyear contract. HOUSTON (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Carlos Pena, 1b, to a $2.9 million, one-year contract. KANSAS CITY (3) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Jeremy Guthrie, rhp, to a $25 million, threeyear contract; signed George Sherrill, lhp, Seattle, to a minor league contract; signed Xavier Nady, of, San Francisco, to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES (4) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Ryan Madson, rhp, Cincinnati, to a $3.5 million, one-year contract; signed Joe Blanton, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $15 million, two-year contract; signed Sean Burnett, lhp, Washington, to an $8 million, two-year contract; signed Josh Hamilton, of, Texas, to a $125 million, five-year contract. MINNESOTA (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Kevin Correia, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $10 million, two-year contract. NEW YORK (5) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Hiroki Kuroda, rhp, to a $15 million, one-year contract; re-signed Andy Pettitte, lhp, to a $12 million, one-year contract; re-signed Mariano Rivera, rhp, to a $10 million, one-year contract; signed Kevin Youkilis, 3b, Chicago White Sox, to a $12 million, one-year contract;

re-signed Ichiro Suzuki, of, to a $13 million, two-year contract. OAKLAND (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Bartolo Colon, rhp, to a $3 million, one-year contract. SEATTLE (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Oliver Perez, lhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. TAMPA BAY (3) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Joel Peralta, rhp, to a $6 million, two-year contract; signed James Loney, 1b, Boston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Roberto Hernandez, rhp, Cleveland, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract. TEXAS (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Colby Lewis, rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Joakim Soria, rhp, Texas, to an $8 million, two-year contract. TORONTO (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Maicer Izturis, inf, Los Angeles Angels, to a $10 million, three-year contract; signed Melky Cabrera, of, San Francisco, to a $16 million, two-year contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (4) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Eric Hinske, 1b, Atlanta, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; signed Eric Chavez, 3b, New York Yankees, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Brandon McCarthy, rhp, Oakland, to a $15.5 million, twoyear contract; signed Cody Ross, of, Boston, to a $26 million, three-year contract. ATLANTA (3) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Gerald Laird, c, Detroit, to a $3 million, two-year contract; signed B.J. Upton, of, Tampa Bay, to a $75.25 million, five-year contract; re-signed Reed Johnson, of, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract. CHICAGO (4) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Scott Baker, rhp, Minnesota, to a $5.5 million, oneyear contract; signed Dioner Navarro, c, Cincinnati, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Shawn Camp, rhp, to a $1.35 million, one-year contract; signed Scott Feldman, rhp, Texas, to a $6 million, one-year contract. CINCINNATI (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Jonathan Broxton, rhp, to a $21 million, three-year contract; re-signed Ryan Ludwick, of, to a $15 million, two-year contract. COLORADO (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Jeff Francis, lhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. LOS ANGELES (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Brandon League, rhp, to a $22.5 million, three-year contract; signed Zack Greinke, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $147 million, three-year contract. MIAMI (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Juan Pierre, of, Philadelphia, to a $1.6 million, one-year contract; signed Placido Polanco, 3b, Philadelphia, to a $2.75 million, oneyear contract. NEW YORK (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Tim Byrdak, lhp, to a minor league contract ($1 million). PHILADELPHIA (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Mike Adams, rhp, Texas, to a $12 million, two-year contract. PITTSBURGH (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Russell Martin, c, New York Yankees, to a $17 million, two-year contract; re-signed Jason Grilli, rhp, to a $6.75 million, twoyear contract. ST. LOUIS (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed Randy Choate, lhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $7.5 million, three-year contract; signed Ty Wigginton, inf, Philadelphia, to a $5 million, two-year contract. SAN DIEGO (1) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Jason Marquis, rhp, to a $3 million, one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO (3) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Jeremy Affeldt, lhp, to an $18 million, three-year contract; re-signed Angel Pagan, of, to a $40 million, four-year contract; re-signed Marco Scutaro, inf, to a $20 million, three-year contract. WASHINGTON (2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed Zach Duke, lhp, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Dan Haren, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $13 million, oneyear contract.

 



   

  

    

      

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Houses 436 Eldridge, 3BR, 2 bath, W/D incl, 2 car, walk-ins, $1,099/mo. 785-856-9643

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AVAILABLE at WEST LAWRENCE LOCATION $525/mo., Utilities included Conference Room, Fax Machine, Copier Available Call Donna at (or e-mail) 785-841-6565 Advanco@sunflower.com

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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Chevrolet 2007 Monte Carlo LS, spoiler, alloy wheels, power seat, power equipment and very affordable! Stk#113962 only $9,915. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Antiques Antique royal “Old Curiosity Shop”, green dishes. 47 pieces $45. 913-908-8255.

Baby & Children Items Baby Equipment, Stroller, car seat& base, walker, exersaucer, bath tub, umbrella stroller bouncy seat, swing, rocking seat. $40 for all. 785-542-1147 Good Baby Clothes, 6 to 12 mos. $5/bag (girls) Also, cute fuzzy flip flops, $4/pair (only 6 pairs). 785-542-1147

Great car for a high school student. Easy to drive, great on gas, and inexpensive to own. Only 91K miles and a clean CARFAX vehicle history report. 13B562A $7,995

Chevrolet 2011 Volt, GM certified, only 11k miles, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, navigation, this is an incredible car! Stk#19048. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Firewood-Stoves A Full Cord Seasoned Hedge, Oak, Locust & mixed hardwoods, stacked & delivered, $180. Call Landon, 785-766-0863

Hardwood Firewood, split, seasoned, and delivered. Full size pickup load $100. 785-843-TREE (8733) Seasoned Mixed Firewood for sale. Lawrence area. Delivery available. Call Pine Landscape Center. 785-843-6949 Seasoned Mixed Firewood, $80 per half cord. $160 full cord. 3 miles S. of Lawrence. Call Lloyd 785-842-4502

Furniture Big man’s recliner, beige in color, great condition, $100, Call 785-218-2742

Buick 2007 Lucerne CX, alloy wheels, power equipment, 3800 V6, great gas mileage and plenty of room for the family, stk#10899 only $16,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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

2005 Chevy Cavalier, 4cyl, 91k miles, a/t, clean car, 7995.00

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

Medical Equipment Home Medics, Your sonal back Therapist massages, heat, cycles full body $20. 816-718-9405

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Cadillac 2004 CTS Luxury package, only 45k miles, bought new here, serviced here, one family owned. You won’t find a nicer car! Stk#658111 only $13,815. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco 4cyl, 42mpg, Auto, Gray. $17,998 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Chevy 2011 Impala LT GM Certified w/2 years scheduled maintenance included, very affordable with low payments, stk#16717 only $14,396.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Chrysler 2005 300C, beautiful silver with gray leaher heated seats, and only 45K miles! ONE owner, CLEAN car and history. Fully loaded. Moonroof and backup sensors. Buy below loan value! Sale$14,990. See website for photos Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7 Chrysler 2005 PT Cruiser Limited Edition. Ft. Riley soldier trade-in, Cool Vanilla, moonroof, chrome wheels, and only $4990 (KBB value $6732, loan value $6300). See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th Stt. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Rug from Pottery Barn, 8x10. Colors: squares of browns, gold, beiges, blues, off white, greens. Goes with everything! $75. 785-843-0097

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Power windows, power locks, alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler make this the perfect kid car. Great on gas and front wheel drive. 12M883A $7,600.

Chainsaw, reconditioned Homelite super 2 gas chainsaw 16” with case, $85. Please call 785-843-5396

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Chevrolet 2001 Malibu LS, ONE owner, NO acccidents, and ONLY 49K miles! Beautiful condition, great gas mileage, NICE car for a great price! Nice navy blue color, clean inside. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Nearly new Iron Man Inversion table, relieve back 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage, pain/tension. Easy, safe, all appls. included, 6201 W. $100 785-691-5214 6th, pets welcome Treadmill, Like New, heavy Duplexes $1,250/mo. 785-218-7264 you haul. Free. 785-505-1792 2BR, Large, 2bath, 1 car 3BR, 2 story, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 3624 W. 7th, has garage, West Law. privacy Need to Sell a Car? fenced patio, No pets. study, FP, unfinished bsmt, Place your ad at C/A, dw, W/D hooks, 1 pet Avail now. 785-749-7474. ljworld.com or email ok, $1100, 785-841-5797 classifieds@ljworld.com 2BR, W/D hookups, dishwasher, patio, garage, no Mobile Homes pets, $525, $550 & $600. 785-841-5454 2BR, 2 bath, in Lecompton, in quiet park, first month’s First Month Free! 2BR, in a rent FREE! $560/mo. Call 4-plex. New carpet, vinyl, 785-887-6584 cabinets, countertop. W/D is included. $575/mo. 785-865-2505 Rooms

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Cadillac 2007 CTS w/luxury package, sunroof, alloy wheels, leather heated memory seats, Bose sound, stk#144841 only $14,875.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chevrolet 2011 Cruze LS, one owner local trade, only 6k miles, power equipment, cd, GM certified with 2 years of scheduled maintenance included, stk#349091 only $16,819. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, 4cy, only 47K, $7.800 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Don’t see what you want? Give us a call and we can help you find it! Dale Willey Automotive, just ask for Doug at 785-843-5200 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com 2002 Ford Escort for sale. Only 41,000 miles (yes that’s right)! Power windows, locks, tilt, cruise control, 4D. $4,000. Call 550-0534 (leave message)

2011 Ford Focus Ford Certified Pre-owned comes with a great warranty and peace of mind knowing that the car is almost brand new. Great gas mileage and plenty of room. P1074 $14,995

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Luxury and comfort come in this great car. Leather seats, remote start, and good gas mileage. P10025A $14,942

Cars-Imports

2008 Honda Civic LX-133K, AT, AC, CD, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 2-owner, Nice $9,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2007 Mini Cooper 5 speed, 63K, Blue Ext, Convertible, $13.000

2006 Honda Civic LX 91K, AT, AC, CD, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 1-owner, Steal at $9,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Infiniti 2007 G35 X AWD V6, leather heated memory seats, sunroof, spoiler, alloy wheels, Bose sound, power equipment, stk# 118131 only $17,694.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2009 Saturn Aura XR Well equipped with leather, heated seats, power seat. 4 cylinder for great MPG and roomy at the same time. 12T543B $13,000.

2009 VW Passat Komfort Wagon 2.0L Turbo engine with an automatic gets great gas mileage from a roomy and useful wagon. Leather seats, power liftgate and a cargo cover. 12T451A $16,000

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2012 Hyundai Accent GLS0 4cyl, Auto 20K mi, Certified, 40 mpg. $14,949 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Saturn 2007 Ion 3, one owner, local trade, super nice car! Leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, power equipment, great gas mileage! This one won’t last long, please hurry! Stk#392301 only $9,845. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Mazda 2011 CX9, one owner, leather heated seat, power equipment, Bose sound, sunroof, tow package, 3rd row seating, stk#10890 only $23,598. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2011 Hyundai Accent GLS 4cyl, Auto, 39K mi, Certified, 34 mpg, Carfax 1 owner. $14,000 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2006 Lexus ES 330-137K, AT, CD Changer, Moonroof, Navigation, Heated/Cooled Leather, Clean $10,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

1990 Mazda Miata 69,124 mi, Silver, Convertible, Manual, Very clean local trade. $6,888. Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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2009 Lexus ES 350 45K, AT, Heated/Cooled Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, CD Changer, 1-owner, Clean $26,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS, black ext, 4cyl, a/t, cruise, low miles, clean car, 17400.00

2010 Lexus HS 250h 29K, AT, Heated/Cooled Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, CD Changer, 1-owner, Like New $27,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 AT, Heated Leather, Moonroof, CD Changer, Paddle Shifters, 1-owner, Flawless $21,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Mercedes 2008 E320 diesel, one owner, very nice car! You need to see this one! Leather heated seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, navigation and more! Stk#69828A1 only $25,368. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Lexus 2006 IS350, leather heated seats, power equipment, alloy wheels, sunroof, CD changer, stk#131232 only $22,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Low miles and a lot of factory warranty left. We sold this one brand new. Great gas mileage and a blast to drive. P1077 $15,000 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 843-3500

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2011 Hyundai Genesis, 3.8 V6, Auto, Pwr everything, Gold, Certified, 27 mpg. $25,949. Call 785-550-6464 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Toyota 2004 Corolla S. Very clean, two owner no accident car in nice navy blue. 4 cyl automatic for great gas mileage- 34 MPG highway. Very clean interior. See website for photos Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

2010 Lexus RX 350 AWD-66K, AT, Heated/Cooled Leather, Moonroof, Navigation, CD Changer, DVD Headrests, 1-owner, Nice $30,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2009 Honda Accord EX-L, a/t, 4cyl, black ext, black leather int, 37k miles, 18732.00

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Volvo 2001 Coupe C70, sporty styling and in excellent condition. One owner, clean, extremely well maintained. Color: Moondust; tan leather seats, seat warmers, sunroof, automatic transmission. Must see to appreciate! $3,500 or best offer. Call 785-633-1508 for more information.

Mitsubishi 2010 Lancer one owner, sunroof, rear spoiler, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, premium sound, lot of extras, stk#599933 only $15,815 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Lexus 2007 RX400H Hybrid AWD, one owner, power lift gate, tow package sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, navigation, very nice!! Stk#32142A1 only $24,588. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited AWD-80K, AT, CD Changer, Heated Leather, Moonroof, Florida Car, Nice $13,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Great crossover with leather seats. Very safe with Ford’s Safety canopy system and advanced traction control system makes it easy to drive. 12T638B $15,780 LAIRD NOLLER 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Nissan 2006 Sentra 1.8S, automatic, great gas mileage, in shiny silver. CLEAN car, CLEAN history, fun and economical to drive. Famous Nissan reliability. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. /7 785-856-6100 24/

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2010 Toyota Rav4 V6 Limited-110k, AT, Dual Zone Climate Control, CD Changer, Navigation, Heated Leather, 1-owner, Clean $20,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Red, Very clean, Alloy wheels, 97k miles, Auto trans, $9,500 Call 785-727-0244 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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Ford 2010 Edge SEL AWD one owner, power liftgate, SYNC, leather heated seats, CD changer, power equipment, and much more! Stk#113961 only $21,444 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2008 Ford Edge SEL

This is a very fun car to drive. Turbocharged 5 cylinder engine with an automatic/manual transmission. Very zippy. Bluetooth technology and memory seats with a hatchback for storage. Over $30,000 brand new. P1078A $24,000

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, V6, Blue Ext, 118K, $12.995

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Symmetrical AWD from Subaru and great gas mileage from this small SUV. Very easy to drive and a CARFAX 1-Owner. Also has the GIANT sunroof. P1095 $20,495

2010 Toyota Prius 41K, FWD, Blue ext, $17.500

2012 Volvo C30

2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE, 81K, 2DR, 6 speed, $11.367

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium

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2003 Acura 3.2 tl, v6,a/t, silver ext,black lthr int, 117k miles, 8888.00

What’s GM Certified? 2yrs of free regular maintenance 172 Pt. Inspection 12 Mo./12,000 Mi. Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 100,000 mi./5-yr. limited Powertrain warranty, no deduct. 24-hr. Roadside Assistance Courtesy transportation. Nationwide coverage backed By General Motors. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2008 Nissan Rogue S AWD crossover with heated leather seats and a 4 cylinder engine that gets great MPG. Local trade bought new here in Lawrence and traded in on a newer crossover. 13T557A $13,874

Dodge 2002 Durango SLT 4wd, one owner, running boards, tow package, 2nd row bench with the 3rd row, leather heated seats, power equipment. Stk#139991 only $6,915. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2007 Ford Edge SEL Auto, 125K mi, 6cyl, Carfax 1 owner. $14,650 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4cyl, Silver ext, only $5.500

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Mazda 2007 6, one owner, fwd, ABS, power equipment, CD changer, very affordable! Stk#324441 only $9,415. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Buick 2006 Rendezvous CXL, leather heated seats, 3rd row, alloy wheels, sunroof, room for the whole family and only $11,888. stk#492161 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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365 HP EcoBoost engine and AWD makes this Taurus an exciting car to drive. CARFAX 1-owner and low miles. Remaining factory warranty. P9897 $25,972

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2005 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -119K, AT, AC, CD Changer, Heated Leather, Moonroof, 2owner, Third Row Seating $12,900.

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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 97K, AT, Heated Leather, Dual Moonroof, CD Changer, DVD System, 2-owner, Third Row $17,900.

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4 cylinder that gets great gas mileage and a clean CARFAX. This is one of the most popular mid-size sedans on the road today and a great value. This one was more than $23,000 brand new. P1085 $15,412

2005 Honda CR-V LX 4WD-117K, AT, AC, CD, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 1-owner, Nice $10,900.

Convertible, heated leather seats, and phenomenal gas mileage. Very low miles and perfect for a commuter car. Roomier than you might think. 12C462A $11,000

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Buick 2008 Enclave CXL AWD, one owner, running boards, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, navigation, On Star, DVD, loaded! Stk#4551741 only $23,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2009 Smart ForTwo Passion

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Convertible with all the options. Leather, Navigation, Automatic, V6 engine. Only 67K miles. P1033A $16,748

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Infinity 2008 G37, only 39k miles, leather heated seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, power equipment, Bose sound, stk#656231 only $23715. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

2003 Honda CR-V EX 4WD-122K, AT, AC, CD Changer, Moonroof, Cruise, 2-owner, Clean $9,500.

4 door sports car. A lot of room in this fun to drive car with a 6-disc cd changer, SMART key with push button start and still gets good gas mileage. P10012A $19,500 Call 785-727-0244 LAIRD NOLLER 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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Have your car cleaned by a Professional! We will detail your car the same as our pre-owned inventory. Most vehicles are only $220.95 call Allen @ Dale Willey Automotive to schedule your cars make over! You won’t believe the difference! 785-843-5200 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Great car for a first time driver. 5 door hatchback with an automatic transmission. Great gas mileage and a local trade. This one won’t last. 12T1083B $7,995

Ford 2000 Mustang. ONE OWNER, gleaming white, tan interior. NICE car, 5 speed, alloy wheels with Michelin tires. 3 month drive train plan included. “New sale price- $4650” See website for photos Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7

2004 Lincoln LS V8, 61K, White Ext, Only $11.995

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2009 Scion xB

2010 Ford Fusion SE 110k, AT, AC, CD, Steering Radio Controls, Keyless Entry, 1-owner, Clean $11,900. View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Nissan 2010 Altima 2.5 SL leather heated seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, very nice! Stk#366371 only $17,800.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Crossovers

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CARFAX 1-owner, very roomy crossover from the original boxcar maker. #P1025A $12,568

2012 Ford Fusion SE

Lexus 2011 RX350 AWD, one owner, leather heated memory seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, power equipment, save thousands over new! Stk#600721 only $35841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2011 Hyundai Accent GLS, 39K, Auto, Gas Saver, $10.000

2005 Ford Focus ZX5

Hyundai 2006 Tiburon GT, alloy wheels, spoiler, power equipment, V6, fun to drive! Only $10,874.00 stk#485232 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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2010 Ford Focus SE Really low miles on a great gas saving sedan. PW/PL, cruise control, great car for those on a budget. Remaining factory warranty. #P1080 $13,500. 23rd & Alabama 843-3500 www.lairdnollerlawrence.com

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Automotive Services 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

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Decks & Fences

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Electrical

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Heating & Cooling

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Annie wishes readers a merry Christmas

A Christmas Prayer

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Marcy Sugar and Kathy Mitchell anniesmailbox@comcast.net

ourselves over our own evils and weaknesses. That the true spirit of this Christmas Season, its joy, its beauty, its hope, and above all, its abiding faith, may be among us. And that the blessings of peace be ours, the peace to build and grow, to live in harmony and sympathy with others, and to plan for the future with confidence.

Let us pray... That strength and courage abundant be given to all who work for a world of reason and understanding. That the good that lies in each of our hearts may day by day be magnified. That we will come to see more clearly not that which divides us, but that which unites us. That each hour may bring us closer to a fiDear Annie: It seems nal victory, not of na- people are always comtion over nation, but of plaining about not hav-

A heaping helping of holiday fare

ing gifts acknowledged. In our house, when you received a gift, you could play with it the day you received it. Then it was put away until you had written your thank-you note. If the child didn’t want to write one, that was OK, and the toy was donated. The same applied to monetary gifts. You couldn’t spend it before writing a thank-you note, and if you didn’t write one, the money was given to charity. This works even with a 2-year-old. You explain why saying “thank you” is important. Then ask them to tell you what they would like to say so you can write it for them. I always let the child write something, as well, even if it’s only a scribble. One of the children once drew a happy face, which was so sweet. Every Christmas, I would include note cards and stamps in

JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS

For Tuesday, Dec. 25: This year you have the ability to accomplish a lot, if you so choose. Understand that many people depend on you. If you are single, romance gains your attention come summer 2013. If you are attached, the summer heat ignites the flames Christmas is here, and TV pro- of love once more. gramming is ready to help you embrace the day — or avoid it The Stars Show the Kind of Day entirely. You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; The marathon of “A Christ- 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult mas Story” (TBS) concludes at 7 p.m., after airing continuously Aries (March 21-April 19) since Monday night. ABC of An element of confusion fers “Disney Parks Christmas runs through your morning. With Day Parade” (9 a.m.). Lifetime Santa romping around the way he heaps on the holiday movies, did last night, are you really that beginning with “Christmas at surprised? Tonight: Fortunately, you Water’s Edge” (9 a.m.). Not to do not have to do anything. be outdone, Hallmark continues Taurus (April 20-May 20) its own Christmas onslaught, be You might want to extend ginning with one last chance to your hospitality once more. Knowcatch “It’s Christmas, Carol” (8 ing when to stop will be important. a.m.), starring Carrie Fisher. Tonight: Indulge in the moment. They’re not the only networks Gemini (May 21-June 20) desperate to  You wake up knowing remind us of that everything will be fine. Somethe Big Day one in your immediate circle does right until not have the same feeling. Tonight: the stroke Be spontaneous. of midCancer (June 21-July 22) night. ABC  You likely have been a maFamily airs “The Santa Clause jor force in making this day as spe3” (2 p.m.), “Home Alone” (6 cial as it is. Take some time to step p.m.) and “National Lampoon’s back and enjoy yourself. Tonight: If Christmas Vacation” (8 p.m.). you are sleepy, take a nap. Comedy Central offers an exLeo (July 23-Aug. 22) tra helping of the raucous “Bad  The more people you surSanta” (5 p.m.), starring Billy round yourself with, the better you Bob Thornton in a role he was will feel. No one enjoys a party more born to play. than you do. Tonight: Make sure Jim Carrey’s attempt to inter- everyone is having a good time. pret characters created by Dr. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Seuss loom large on the network  You might be asking yourhorizon. He stars in the 2008 self why you always end up being adaptation of “Horton Hears a Who!” (7 p.m., NBC), as well as the overstuffed and overwrought 2000 desecration of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (7:30 p.m., ABC), directed by Ron Howard. It takes 2 1/2 hours to spoil a story told brilliantly and economically in the 1966 half-hour special “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (7 p.m., ABC), narrated by Boris Karloff. Elsewhere, viewers can indulge in 10 hours of “Storage Wars” (5 p.m. through 3 a.m., A&E), a reality series about the parasitic plundering of the belongings of unfortunates who no longer can afford to pay rent on their storage units. I once compared this practice to the scene in “A Christmas Carol” where the servants and the undertaker of the just-deceased Ebenezer Scrooge scheme to steal his silverware and bedsheets. In addition to the series’ rancid atmosphere of implied exploitation, its “talents” have made recent headlines for arrests and prison records. Bah humbug, A&E!

Tonight’s other highlights:

On four episodes of “New Girl” (Fox): office party madness (7 p.m.), too many parties (7:30 p.m.), everyone dumps chores on Schmidt (8 p.m.) and Jess tangles with a school bully (8:30 p.m.).

Mia’s dad visits on “Vegas” (9 p.m., CBS).

“Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” (9 p.m., NBC). — Copyright 2012 United Feature Syndicate, distributed by Universal Uclick.

BIRTHDAYS Singer Jimmy Buffett is 66. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 64. Actress Sissy Spacek is 63. Singer Annie Lennox is 58. Country singer Steve Wariner is 58. Singer Dido is 41.

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AREN’T WE A PAIR? By Rob Lee

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their Christmas stockings. After a while, they would simply come to me saying they needed to write their thank-you notes and would ask for my assistance. It is such a simple policy to implement. — Proud Grandma Dear Grandma: We highly approve of your methods and wish more parents would implement them.

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the one held accountable. More often than not, you seem to be saddled with responsibility. Tonight: You hear a lot of thank-yous. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Keep reaching out to that person whom you have not heard from in a while. What better time to call than now? Tonight: Let your mind drift to yonder lands. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  Deal with a partner directly. You are very different people, but you have common interests. Tonight: Visit with a pal over leftovers. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Others seek you out, and not just Santa and his elves. Plan on hosting a gathering at your home in order to chat over eggnog or exchange gifts and good will. Tonight: Go along with others’ wishes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Pace yourself, as you might have a lot to do as a Santa stand-in. Christmas is not always easy for someone to handle alone. Tonight: Pitch in and help clean up. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Others note the amusement in your smile and the twinkle in your eye. It seems as if you are going to stay mum and choose not to reveal the source of this happiness. Tonight: More fun ahead. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Tension builds at home. You want everything to be perfect, and that desire is impossible as long as human beings are involved. Tonight: Close to home.

ACROSS 1 Uncooperative contraction 5 Commonplace 10 “Mamma Mia!” inspiration 14 Word after “rest” or “staging” 15 “A miss is as good as ___” 16 Air Force One passenger (Abbr.) 17 Received, as a visitor 18 City nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia” 19 Neeson of “Taken” 20 “Podge” attachment 22 15th state to join the Union 24 Abhor 27 City on the Ural 28 Old screen siren West 30 Racetrack fence 31 Maxima maker 34 Shelter for the future? 35 Vegging-out spot 36 Victorious Gettysburg commander 37 Return to health 39 From then till now 42 Winter blanket? 43 Sanskrit’s language

creatures 38 Breaks the rules 40 Spike to shuck 41 Give off, as light 44 Where the conga originated 46 Narrative writing 49 Thick soup made with cream 54 Common denominator 55 Like the universe 56 “___ Enchanted” (2004 movie) 57 It’s formed in your head 59 Dollar counterpart 60 Smart, funny folks 63 Businessman’s “noose” 64 Knight’s honorific

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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

AFTEC ©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

— The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

8 Common lotion ingredient 9 “Woman” singer John 10 High marks 11 Having physical presence, as a business 12 Bird’s-eye view? 13 “As God ___ witness” 21 Hearing things? 23 Barber’s quick job 25 New Mexico tourist town 26 Sound system of yesteryear 28 Ape 29 Pro basketball venue 32 End of the riddle whose answer is “When it’s ajar.” 33 Red-spotted

group 45 Capitol cap 47 Website address part 48 Condiment 50 Annoying faucet sound 51 Husbands, or a wife 52 Bindlestiff 53 All together 55 Without paraphrasing 58 Ill-tempered woman 61 On the protected side 62 Colliers’ entryways 65 Case for tweezers, buttons and such 66 Kill or greatly amuse 67 Exceptionally smart people 68 Gas station adjunct, sometimes 69 Insignificant amounts 70 Like some new employees and beavers 71 Cupid, to Greeks DOWN 1 Load requiring separation 2 Two-tone dunker 3 Equipment for a sewer 4 Brando’s film dance 5 “... like THAT!” 6 Doctors’ org. 7 Spending very little money

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Dear Readers: Merry Christmas. We hope those who are celebrating this holiday are fortunate enough to enjoy it with family and friends. A few years ago, we printed a prayer that a reader sent in, author unknown. Since then, we’ve received several requests to reprint it, so here it is once again:

43 Sanskrit’s language

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: WAFER SMELL DENOTE PELLET Answer: Santa’s helper was suffering from — LOW “ELF” ESTEEM

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