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Professor found that blacks are far less likely to get NIH funding Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos

GENE AND DIANE WALLACE are living in their recreational vehicle at Campground 3 at Clinton State Park with their two cats. Unlike some of the permanent residents at the campsite, the Wallaces — who lived in Lawrence before becoming full-time RV residents in August 2011 — were not prepared to weather the winter in their vehicle, below, but found themselves stuck after transmission repairs and a hotel stay set them back financially.

Kansas winter, debt wreck RV lifestyle By Sara Shepherd

The boats are out of the water at Clinton State Park. Restrooms are locked up for the winter, water has been turned off and, with freezing temperatures and the season’s first snow blanketing the ground, the park’s campgrounds are empty. Except Campground 3. A couple dozen people make their homes there, weathering the elements. Some live there permanently, in well-equipped

campers. For others, the campsite is a recreational-vehicle home stays cold, squalid last resort before home- more or less warm enough, at least on a sunny day. lessness. The couple lived in Lawrence


before leaving their apartment to With slabs of Styrofoam covering become full-time RV residents in the vents, light streaming through the August 2011. Gene was retired and windows and a couple of tiny space Please see CAMPERS, page 2A heaters, Gene and Diane Wallace’s

Law enforcement agencies eager for technology upgrades, but fear further budget reductions By Ian Cummings

Douglas County’s law enforcement agencies and courts are looking forward to technology upgrades in 2013 even as they warily await next year’s round of state, county and city budget discussions. Upgrades to emergency communication and court filing systems are already

approved and set to begin in the new year, while other improvements await funding. The biggest question for many judges and law enforcement leaders in Lawrence is whether next year’s budgets will give them money to fully staff their high-tech agencies. Here’s more about new

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tools and key issues for law Robert Fairchild said elecenforcement, public safety tronic filing won’t reach agencies, and courts in 2013: everyone all at once, but will start March 1 with maDouglas County jor court users, such as the District Court district attorney and major The court will civil litigators, before exinstall a new sys- panding to others. tem next year al“In the beginning, there’s lowing parties to going to be some headaches,” file cases electronically. Fairchild said. “But it’s going The system is one of four to save all kinds of time.” pilot programs across the Please see AGENCIES, page 5A state. Chief District Judge

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Too often, Donna Ginther says, when a researcher completes a study, it’s published in a journal and then more or less forgotten. But that’s not what happened with some findings that the KU economist published last year. Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health announced new measures aimed at creating more diversity in the field of medical research. The move was in direct response to a study led by Ginther that resulted in some troubling findings: that black researchers were one-third less likely than their white counterparts to receive NIH funding. “It’s changed how the agency thinks about these issues and how it’s going to deal with these issues going forward,” said Ginther, a professor of economics and the director of KU’s Center for Science Technology and Economic Policy. The federal medical reKANSAS search agency on Dec. 7 announced several different UNIVERSITY initiatives aiming to address the diversity problem from several angles. They include a new program for undergraduate students that will give them research experience and financial support, in hopes of increasing diversity in Ph.D. programs; a mentoring program that will connect less-experienced researchers with veteran scientists; and a pilot program that would make NIH grant applications totally anonymous. Those changes were recommended by a panel that formed in response to Ginther’s study last year. Work on that study, commissioned by the NIH in an effort to examine the medical-research workforce, began back in 2008. The results were published in the journal Science in August 2011. “We’re becoming more diverse as a country,” Ginther said. “That’s not reflected in the makeup of the biomedical workforce.” Her study, which examined grant applications to the NIH from 2000 to 2006, found that black applicants were much less likely Please see DIVERSITY, page 2A

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CAMPGROUND 3 AT CLINTON STATE PARK is home to more than a dozen year-round residents, who must haul in their own water in the wintertime because campsite 56, Topeka, died 12/24/2012 at his home. Memorial water sources are shut off. Some of the residents want to be there and have wellservice 10 am Sat. 12/29/12 Quisenberry Funeral Home. equipped RVs or campers. For others, including a few who stay in tents, it’s a last resort before becoming homeless. Visitation 1 hr. before. Memorials to Salvation Army.



Mr. Hitchcock died Dec. 25, 2012. Services will be held CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Dec. 29, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Full obituary can be found at Diane’s anxiety disorder had become bad enough that she said she was unAMERLAN ALATY able to work. “We wanted less Memorial services for Tamerlan Salaty, 90, Lawrence stress,” Diane said, laughwill be held at a later date. He died peacefully Dec. 27, ing because of the irony 2012 surrounded by family. of the situation they’re in now. The couple, travelEBRA NN ARVEY ICKS REEN ing with their two cats, had visited Gene’s sister in North Carolina, then Services for Debra Ann Green, 61, Lawrence, will be headed for Michigan’s announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died upper peninsula to see Wed. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Diane’s hometown. They set off for Kansas next to update their vehicle’s registration. Being on a fixed inMARYSVILLE come — Gene gets Social Security and makes a little money from selling things on; Diane makes a bit writing on — their budget and an RV that gets five to seven miles per gallon allowed them to travel no more than 300 miles a month, Gene said. That wasn’t fast enough to outrun winter. When the transmission MARYSVILLE (AP) — Bar- railroad spokesman Mark went out on their 1997 ring a last-minute influx Davis said. “That was the Four Winds XL a couple of cash, a historic north- agreement and they didn’t of weeks ago, they had east Kansas train depot come up with the money. it towed into Lawrence, could soon be reduced to “We’re historic-mindthen had to pay for close rubble by a railroad com- ed, too. But at some point, to a week at a motel while pany that has contributed it becomes a safety issue they waited for it to be mightily to its communi- and an eyesore.” fixed. ty’s prosperity. Marysville, which is They weren’t finanUnion Pacific Railroad known as “Black Squirrel cially prepared for the setis preparing to demol- City” because of its many backs. Gene said he had ish its 83-year-old depot black squirrels whose anto take out a loan to cover in Marysville after local cestors escaped from a the repairs, and they seem preservationists came up travelling circus, was once to slip further behind. with less than half of the a stop on the Pony Express. They don’t have enough $132,000 needed to pur- Locals say that a building money to leave, or to winchase 2 acres of land adja- south of the depot that’s terize their RV, which, cent to the structure. been turned into a museum among other problems, The railroad abandoned is the sole surviving Pony has uninsulated water the depot in 2009. Since Express station between tanks. Even if they wanted then, it has been vandal- St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacrato give up RV life, they ized and damaged by mento, Calif. don’t have money to get weather, the tracks have The depot, built in 1929, back into an apartment. been ripped up, and weeds was designed by Gilbert “We’ve always lived on are growing through the Stanley Underwood, who the edge,” Gene said. “We crumbling sidewalk, The designed Yosemite Nationalways thought that we Kansas City Star reported. al Park’s Ahwahnee Hotel would be able to improve Linda Swim, president around the same time. our income ... of Landmark Enterprises, Those trying to save the “We knew we were a group trying to save the station say the community taking a chance,” he said. depot, said there might owes much of its prosper“We’re close to homelesseven be a dead animal in- ity to Union Pacific, which ness.” side the building. Still, the was a major employer group said an architectur- there for nearly a century.


al firm from Omaha, Neb., Retired Union PaJanet Foster’s trailer has inspected the building cific employees Gilbert home at Clinton Park, in and found it to be struc- Schmitz and Ron Grauer contrast, has “all the ameturally sound. hope the building can be nities,” as she puts it. Union Pacific offered saved. “I love it,” said Foster, to give the depot and the “They covered up a lot who’s entering her fourth land on which it sits to the of the woodwork with winter at Campground 3. city, but Landmark’s plan paneling and lowered the “I feel like I live in a gated includes a community the- ceiling, but it’s all still in community. There’s only ater on the adjoining land there,” Grauer said. one way in and one way owned by the railroad. Joyce Zaitlin, who out, we’ve got our own seThe city said it would give wrote a biography of Uncurity.” the depot to the group if derwood in the 1980s, said Foster lives with her it came up with enough small-town train stations husband and their two money to buy the ad- reflect a specific time in dogs, Dusty and Chewy, ditional land, but com- American history, and she munity contributions fell thinks Marysville should well short of the amount do everything it can to needed for the purchase. save its depot. The deadline to come “Marysville is indeed up with the money passed lucky to have such an exin November, and the rail- ample still standing, and CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A road is ready to bulldoze it is hoped that the town the place. “We are securing recognizes its importo receive grants, even paperwork for demolition,” tance,” she said. when controlling for numerous other factors. The reason why was House member expects local election debate difficult to pin down, she TOPEKA (AP) — A Kansaid, but further analysis shown little interest in the sas House member says has shown that there’s subject. But that could lawmakers are likely to change, as the 40-member a lack of diversity at all debate proposals next year Senate opens the 2013 ses- levels of the medical-reto change the scheduling of sion with 16 new members. search pipeline, from the local elections around the graduate programs that General elections for city state. train researchers to the offices and local school Elections Committee journals where studies are boards are usually held the Chairman and Olathe Republished. first Tuesday in April in oddpublican Scott Schwab said NIH director Francis numbered years, with primaWednesday there’s been Collins has made it clear ries in February or March. House interest in the matter he considers that a probSchwab said one because local elections typi- proposal is to move local lem, Ginther said. “If you cally have a low turnout. general elections to the first have a diverse group of Schwab acknowledges people working, you get Tuesday in November in the Kansas Senate has better ideas,” she said. odd-numbered years.








Time running out to save 1929 Kansas train depot


HOW TO HELP Gene and Diane Wallace have turned to technology in hopes of raising money to escape their current home at Clinton State Park for a warmer climate. The couple fell behind financially after the transmission on their RV went out. They’re hooked up to electricity at the park’s year-round Campground 3, but their RV isn’t winterized. They don’t have the money to upgrade it, to drive farther south or go back to apartment living even if they wanted to. “We didn’t want to meet winter in Lawrence,” Gene Wallace said. In hopes of getting help, the Wallaces set up a project who even have a tiny fenced-in yard to roam in. Her trailer has plywood skirting around the base to help insulate it, propane heat and running water, though in the wintertime — when campsite water hookups and all but one of the shower houses are shut down — she has to fill up tanks of water at the park dump station then drive them back to hook them up to her home. It’s not her favorite thing, she said, but it’s not that big of a deal. “The only thing that sucks about winter is you don’t get to go out as much,” Foster said. “But in the summertime you’re hardly inside.” Foster said she lived at the lake years ago, moved to town to raise her family, then moved back for the neighborhood’s peace, quiet and wildlife. She works in the park office. Several of Foster’s neighbors have lived at the park longer than she has. Many work during the day and come home to Campground 3 at night. Some also do chores at the campsite — cleaning bathrooms or mowing — in exchange for part of their camping fees.


Some less-permanent Campground 3 residents live in tents or vans. These are the types of residents Lawrence Community Shelter employees hear about. In the past week, as the cold set in, the downtown homeless shelter has filled up at night and turned people away, shelter director Loring Henderson said. But that’s not why most of the Campground 3 residents seek out spots at Clinton Park. “People choose it because it’s a little more freedom than coming to

on the crowd-funding website, They’ve raised about $300 of their $500 goal for “survival money,” but Gene Wallace said he expects it will take more for them to get back on their feet and back on the road. A few relatives and friends have contributed a little, he said, but they don’t have the means to do more. The rest of the money has come from strangers. “They’re not rich, either,” Diane Wallace said. “Yet they’re helping us out.” Find the Wallaces’ project online at a shelter where there are rules,” Henderson said. “That’s the difference, I think, that drives them. They want their independence as much as possible.” Shelter case manager Brian Blevins said he’s suggested that some families move to the lake. In other cases, he’s “rescued” people, such as a woman and four children, living in tents, who were stranded with no way to get to town for food when the man of the family took off. Lake living allows some families to save up money to move into an apartment, Blevins said. “I’ve seen a lot of really smart moves, and I’ve seen a lot of people just rationalize, ‘This is all I can do,’” he said. “You’ve got both ends of the spectrum.” Blevins said there are similar neighborhoods at other state lakes. Especially in this economy, he said, the unconventional housing choice doesn’t surprise him. If authorities ever hear of children in danger — such as the couple Blevins recalled leaving the shelter to camp at the lake in sub-freezing temperatures with a newborn — they can contact the Kansas Department for Children and Families to intervene. But adults, Blevins said, prepared for the elements or not, mentally ill or not, can make their home wherever the law allows, and for residents who pay their campsite fees that includes Clinton State Park. “Adults ... have the freedom to go out there and freeze to death, and that bites,” Blevins said. “It’s very frustrating for us.”

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¾Yes, I’m feeling optimistic ¾No, I have little hope ¾It will be about the same more researchers develop ¾Not sure the experience needed to land a grant. “I think that’s the right Thursday’s poll: Do path,” Ginther said. you think the cost of She said the steps to a KU football win will eliminate bias in the grant decrease next year? It approval process are also important, though. It’s will decrease — there’s possible that reviewers nowhere to go but up, are likely to favor appli- 67%; No, 27%; Not sure, cants with whom they 4%. have a connection. “It’s important that the review process identify the best Go to to see more responses science,” Ginther said. For the NIH, which and cast your vote. funds more than $30 billion in medical research annually, that’s what it’s all about, she said: ensuring the best possible scientific work in the future. — Features reporter Sara Shepherd can be reached at 832-7187. Follow her at

The NIH has asked Ginther to do a follow-up study to help determine why, exactly, that racial funding gap exists. She’s examining the same applications she looked at before, but this time with some additional information: the career information that researchers generally include with grant applications, including their educational background, previous research publications and more. That research is still in progress, she said, but evidence so far suggests that black applicants tended to have fewer published journal articles on their resumés. Because of that, she says, the new NIH — Kansas University reporter Matt Erickmentoring program could son can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at be a great step, helping


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Decision on sand mining delayed

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2 property owners were not notified of public hearing By Peter Hancock

A proposal to develop an open-pit sand mining operation south of the Kansas River near Eudora will have to go back to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission for a new public hearing in January, delaying a final decision on the application Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo by at least a month, county officials said TWO BALD EAGLES take flight Thursday over Clinton Lake. Thursday. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said a technical error was discovered recently in the original public notice of the planning commission’s public hearing on the application in October. “Specifically, two properBy Rebekka Schlichting ty owners in (Leavenworth) County who are within 1,000 feet of the operation were The Salvation Army’s Red not notified,� Weinaug said. Kettle campaign raised apAs a result, he said, the Weinaug proximately $120,000 this county will have to send out holiday season in Douglas new public notices and schedule another County. public hearing at the planning commission With the kettle collections, for either Jan. 28 or Jan. 30. He said the planlarge donations and several ning commission’s recommendation will donated gold coins, the camthen be sent to Douglas County commispaign is close to its goal of sioners, who will probably consider it later $125,000 this year. The official in February. amount will be determined afPenny’s Concrete and Sand is proposing ter the anonymously donated to develop a sand pit mine on a 434-acre gold coins are auctioned off site near the south bank of the Kaw, near a at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Lawrence site where the company currently operates Country Club. a dredging operation in the river. The land is The campaign started currently zoned for agricultural use. on Nov. 16. Bell ringers and Company officials have said they need red kettles were sprinkled the new operation, in part because of doubts throughout the county at about how long the U.S. Army Corps of Envarious store locations, ingineers will continue to issue permits for cluding Walmart, Dillons, dredging sand within the river. Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo Ace Hardware, Hy-Vee, But nearby residents and the city of EudoCheckers, downtown Mas- WILLIAM MIDDLETON vacuums The Salvation Army chapel, 946 New Hampshire St., on ra have objected to the proposal, arguing that sachusetts Street and more. Thursday. The local Salvation Army raised about $120,000 this holiday season in its annual the mining operation could threaten both the Many of the bell ringers were Red Kettle campaign. quality and quantity of underground wells low-to-no-income employthat serve as the municipal water supply for ees, individual volunteers, the city and residential water supplies for “Here at The Salvation the nearby farms. professional club members munity through Salvation youth programs. Army programs such as feed“It benefits in a whole Army, we have a lot of proor employee groups. The planning commission originally About 83 percent of the ing the hungry, case manage- bunch of ways,� Barry Watts, grams. It’s really a direct imcollections benefit the com- ment, holiday programs and development director, said. pact on the community.� Please see MINING, page 4A

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TOPEKA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempts to influence immigration policy and how the U.S. runs elections are expected to pull the state into two contentious political debates in the coming year, reinforcing his reputation as a polarizing political figure. The conservative Republican and former law professor helped write laws in Arizona and Alabama that direct police to check the immigration status of people they detain. Kobach advises Kansas legislators looking to John Milburn/AP Photo do the same. Kobach said during an KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE KRIS KOBACH speaks during an interview with The Associated interview with The Asso- Press on Dec. 20 in his office in Topeka. Kobach is a key figure in contentious political debates ciated Press that he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over immigration policy and revising the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election laws in an effort to stop fraud. leading the push â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but some officials think such ness with legislators and ful proposal last year to issues wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gain as his possible ambitions. start a state guest-worker much interest in the Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just visceral ha- program for industries flower State without him. Age: 46. Born March tred,â&#x20AC;? Schwab said. deemed to have labor As the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top elec26, 1966. Nationally, Kobach is shortages. tions official, Kobach Hometown: Piper, best known for his work But such issues split pushed for laws that now part of Kansas City, on the anti-illegal immi- Republicans this year, require new Kansas voters Kan. gration laws in Arizona preventing passage of any to prove their U.S. citizenParty: Republican. and Alabama, and for serv- immigration-related legisship and all voters to show Education: Baching as an informal adviser lation in Kansas. photo identification at the elorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in to Mitt Romneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GOP polls. Next year, he said, government, Harvard presidential campaign on Election concerns he wants legislators to Inside Kansas, Kobach University, 1988; such issues. He also has grant his office the powmasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in pobeen advising Kansas leg- also faces strong criticism er to prosecute election litical science, Oxford islators since leaving a over initiatives rewritfraud cases and argues University, England, two-year stint at the U.S. ing election laws. Kobach that his initiatives are 1990; doctorate in poJustice Department and contends that he is trying models for other states. litical science, Oxford, returning to the Univer- to weed out voter fraud, Democrats expect to 1992; law degree, Yale sity of Missouri-Kansas but opponents contend propose legislation deUniversity, 1995. City to teach law in 2003. that by pushing the voter signed to curtail his legal Career: Judicial Kansas legislators an- ID laws, he is attempting work on immigration in clerk, 10th U.S. Circuit ticipate reviewing propos- to suppress voter turnout other states, though KoCourt of Appeals, als similar to Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s among Democratic-leanbach defended his outside 1995-96; constitutional â&#x20AC;&#x153;check your papersâ&#x20AC;? law, ing groups such as minoriwork, saying he is sacrificlaw professor, Univeralong with other illegal ties and the poor. ing sleep, not shirking his So far, Kobachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office sity of Missouri-Kansas immigration-related bills. official duties. The KanCity, 1996-2010; memThose include requir- has identified no reported sas Democratic Party also ber, Overland Park City ing state contractors to cases of possible fraud has started a legal defense Council, 1999-2001; use the federal E-verify from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election fund to combat his â&#x20AC;&#x153;antiWhite House fellow, system to check the im- â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even as more than 500 voterâ&#x20AC;? agenda. U.S. attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s migration status of new voters didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, frankly, I think office, 2001-02; counworkers; declaring that no ballots counted in Novemthey should be paying sel to the U.S. attorney state or local benefits can ber because they lacked me a commission since general, 2002-2003; go to illegal immigrants; proper ID at the polls. theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using my likeness Kobach said local prosunsuccessful GOP and repealing a 2004 law and my reputation,â&#x20AC;? 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recommended approval of a rezoning request and conditional use permit for the pit mine, subject to numerous requirements aimed at preventing water contamination. Douglas County commissioners considered the proposal Nov. 28 during a public hearing that included more than five hours of comments and more than 400 pages of written documentation. In the end, commissioners decided to hire an independent engineer to review the material and make a recommendation. That report, by the engineering consulting firm Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, was posted




R A 19th-century Russian aristocrat faces a difficult decision when her husband finds out about her scandalous affair with a dashing cavalry officer.

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Jesse Fray, news director for 6News, said Matt Elwell and Theo Hayes left for jobs at TV stations in other areas of the country. Elwell moved to Bozeman, Mont., for a job in the state where his career started, and Hayes went to a station in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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The judges will be watching the Legislature next year to see what kind of funding it provides to the court. Last fiscal year, funding shortfalls forced the court to put employees on furlough and close its doors for a day. Two years before that, the court closed for five days. Fairchild said he and the other judges will also follow discussions in the Legislature about changing the appointment process for appellate court judges. He said he approved of the current system and disliked the idea of introducing more politics into the courts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who do you want to be the judges?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, you want the best lawyers. You want people who believe in the rule of law.â&#x20AC;?

Lawrence Police Department The police department graduated 13 new recruits Dec. 6, but Police Chief Tarik Khatib said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just enough to keep up with attrition over the next year. The department remains one officer shy of the 150 it should have, he said, which will be helped by another police academy in June. Khatib said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to make the recruiting process more regular, and even add more officers, detectives and crime analysts to attempt to reduce Lawrenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime rate, to put it more


Douglas County Emergency Communications Center The emergency communications center will undergo three major overhauls in the coming year, upgrading the 911 phone system, the emergency call routing system, and



There were no incidents to report Thursday.

HOSPITAL BIRTHS Julia Ubert, theater teacher, Lawrence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, it was my uncleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and it was always for 20 minutes from point A to point B. It was fun. But it was bumpy.â&#x20AC;?

in line with neighboring cities such as Lenexa and Overland Park. Khatib said the department needs resources to combat rising trends in financial crimes and mental health crises in Lawrence. Credit card ripoffs, identity thefts and Internet scams are increasing, he said, and the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clearance rate is too low. The department has not been able to dedicate a detective to solving them full time. At the same time, the number of mental-illnessrelated calls officers have responded to each year has doubled over the past decade, reaching 1,651 in 2010 along with 369 attempted suicides. Each one of these cases, Khatib said, can be complicated and time-consuming, leaving officers less time to clamp down on violations such as drunken driving. Talks at City Hall about a new facility that could house the police departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patrol and investigation divisions under one roof have gained support from city leaders this year, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been no action yet. Khatib said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made his case and is waiting to see if the money will be there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, everything depends on the economy,â&#x20AC;? Khatib said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And on the budget.â&#x20AC;?

Rebecca Goering and David Davido, Lawrence, a girl, Thursday Cory and Kaitlan Fishburn, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday Jason and Lindsey Roe, Lawrence, a boy, Thursday

The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: â&#x20AC;˘ Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t identify them by name. â&#x20AC;˘ The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. â&#x20AC;˘ Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. â&#x20AC;˘ Holdups and robberies.

BRIEFLY Lawsuits filed in deadly house fires

GARDEN CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed by relatives of seven people killed in two deadly fires in western Kansas rental homes. Mike Pergande, The Garden City works at the Telegram reported that Eldridge Hotel, the lawsuits filed earlier Leavenworth this year focus on landâ&#x20AC;&#x153;No.â&#x20AC;? lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibilities to maintain working smoke detectors. A mother and her two young daughters died in a Jan. 8 fire in Garden City. Officials determined there was no working smoke detector. Then a March 10 blaze in Scott City killed a woman and three young children. The Smoke Detector Act was passed in 1998. It requires all property owners to equip homes with smoke detectors on each Ian Lanius, floor. works at a print shop, The Garden City homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Louis â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have. Our grandparents owner says he was ignorant of the law before the took us on a vacation in an RV. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best fire and since has installed smoke detectors in his 300 vacation. Our grandma rental properties. liked things her way.â&#x20AC;?

Snowstorms donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ease drought ST. LOUIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. The weekly U.S. Larry Rose, Drought Monitor report project manager, released Thursday shows Linwood that roughly 62 percent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, I have ridden in a of the continental U.S. camper. It was a GMC with remains in some form of a Riviera chassis. It was drought, unchanged from outfitted to show comthe previous week. That mercial products.â&#x20AC;? number has been above

60 percent largely since July. Nearly 22 percent of the lower 48 states are in extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories. That also is unchanged from the previous week. All of Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota are in drought. But thanks to last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s snow, the amount of Iowa in extreme or exceptional drought fell 9 percentage points to 32 percent.

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the radio systems that serve all county first responders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big year for communications in Douglas County,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Ruf, director of the county communications center. Ruf said it was unusual for such an agency to do all three at once. Altogether, it will cost about $8 million. Changes to the radio system will bring Douglas County up to the national standard for emergency communication, converting all law enforcement and emergency radios from analog to digital and making it much easier for different agencies to communicate directly.

Douglas County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Sheriff Ken McGovern hired a new director for the re-entry program at the Douglas County Jail, to re-evaluate the program for the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office in the coming year. The re-entry program is designed to prepare jail inmates for release and reduce the chance theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll offend again. Director Mike Brouwer will be looking to improve on the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 22 percent recidivism rate, which is much lower than the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Next year, the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office is planning more drug take-back programs in the spring and fall. The take-backs collect unneeded prescription drugs from residents to keep them out of the wrong hands. McGovern said his office will take applications for another citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s academy at the beginning of

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the year, continuing a pro- Lawrence-Douglas gram to teach residents County Fire Medical Douglas Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fire about how law enforceand emergency medical ment works. services will be inspected Douglas County District for re-accreditation by the Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Center for Public ExcelDistrict Attorney lence, beginning in the last Charles Branson said he, week of January. The department has like Chief District Judge Fairchild, is worried about been accredited by the nathe courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. He tional nonprofit public sersaid he also shared judgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vices advising organization concerns about the Legis- for the past five years. Lawrence-Douglas latureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to change the state judicial selection County Fire Medical process, which he said Chief Mark Bradford said inspectors from across works well now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want quality, edu- the country will review cated, well-intentioned every facet of Fire Medijudges,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cal operations, from fire extremely fearful of pull- suppression and hazarding knee-jerk political re- ous material procedures actions into the Supreme to staffing and finances. While the department Court, or even the appelhas long used national late court, process.â&#x20AC;? Branson said he hoped standards of firefighting Police Chief Khatib gets and emergency response, some of the resources Bradford said, periodic heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be asking the city for, reviews help the departespecially if that includes ment improve and work downtown surveillance more efficiently, especameras and improve- cially when tax dollars are ments to the audio and tight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dovideo equipment police ing it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re take out on patrol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very technol- doing it the best way,â&#x20AC;? he ogy-savvy society now, said. and people expect that,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Reporter Ian Cummings can be he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem is, reached at 832-7144 . Follow him at it takes a lot of money to maintain those things.â&#x20AC;?

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Obama invites congressional leaders to cliff talk ——————

As deadline approaches, Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other By David Espo Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A deadline looming, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House today in search of a compromise to avoid a year-end “fiscal cliff” of across-theboard tax increases and deep spending cuts. The development capped a day of growing urgency in which Obama returned early from a Hawaiian vacation while lawmakers snarled across a partisan divide over responsibility for gridlock on key pocketbook issues. Speaker John Boehner called the House back into session for a highly unusual Sunday evening session.

Adding to the woes confronting the middle class was a pending spike of $2 per gallon or more in milk prices if lawmakers failed to pass farm legislation by year’s end. Four days before the deadline, the White House disputed reports that Obama was sending lawmakers a scaleddown plan Obama to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts. Administration officials confirmed the Friday meeting at the White House in a bare-bones announcement that said the president would “host a

meeting.” An aide to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the Kentucky lawmaker “is eager to hear from the president.” A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner issued a statement that said the Ohio Republican would attend and “continue to stress that the House has already passed legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff and now the Senate must act.” While there was no guarantee of a compromise, Republicans and Democrats said privately elements of any agreement would likely include an extension of middle class tax cuts with increased rates at upper incomes as well as cancellation of the

Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies By Lolita C. Baldor and Mitch Stacy Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander’s reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from pneumonia, knew him as a friendly, talkative and even jovial figure who preferred the somewhat milder sobriquet given by his troops: “The Bear.” That one perhaps suited him better later in his life, when he supported vari-

ous national causes and children’s charities while eschewing the spotlight and resisting efforts to draft him to run for political office. He lived out a quiet retirement in Tampa, where he’d served his last military assignment and Schwarzkopf where an elementary school bearing his name is testament to his standing in the community. Schwarzkopf capped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 — but he’d managed to keep a low profile in the public debate

over the second Gulf War against Iraq, saying at one point that he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and the Pentagon predicted. Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan. When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.

scheduled spending cuts. An extension of expiring unemployment benefits, a reprieve for doctors who face a cut in Medicare payments and possibly a short-term measure to prevent dairy prices from soaring could also become part of a year-end bill, they said. That would postpone politically contentious disputes over spending cuts for 2013. Top Senate leaders said they remain ready to seek a last-minute agreement. Yet there was no legislation pending and no sign of negotiations in either the House or the Senate on a bill to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts that economists say could send the economy into a recession.

Far from conciliatory, the rhetoric was confrontational and at times unusually personal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Boehner of running a dictatorship, citing his refusal to call a vote on legislation to keep taxes steady for most while letting them rise at upper incomes. The bill “would pass overwhelmingly,” Reid predicted, and said the Ohio Republican won’t change his mind because he fears it might cost him re-election as speaker when the new Congress convenes next week. Boehner seems “to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on a firm financial footing,” he said in remarks on the Senate floor.

BRIEFLY Opposition leaders under investigation CAIRO — Egypt’s chief prosecutor ordered an investigation on Thursday into allegations that opposition leaders committed treason by inciting supporters to overthrow Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The probe by a Morsiappointed prosecutor was launched a day after the president called for a dialogue with the opposition to heal rifts opened in the bitter fight over an Islamist-drafted constitution just approved in a referendum. The opposition decried the investigation as a throwback to Hosni Mubarak’s regime, when the law was used to smear and silence opponents. The probe was almost certain to sour the already tense political atmosphere in the country.

Chief of staff: Bush cough. He had spent about week there earlier in getting excellent care aNovember for treatment of HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized for more than a month, is getting excellent medical treatment and would advise people to “put the harps back in the closet,” his longtime Houston chief of staff said Thursday evening. But Jean Becker also pointed out in her statement that the 88-year-old Bush is sick and likely will be in the hospital for a while after a “terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications.” Bush, the oldest living former president, has been in intensive care since Sunday. He was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston on Nov. 23 for treatment of what his spokesman Jim McGrath described as a “stubborn”

Storm blows through East; 135K in dark in Arkansas

the same condition. Becker said “most of the civilized world” contacted her Wednesday after disclosures Bush had been placed in the intensive care unit after physicians were having difficulty bringing a fever under control. She said updates about Bush’s condition have been limited “out of respect for President Bush and the Bush family who, like most of us, prefer to deal with health issues in privacy.” She said another factor was “because he is so beloved we knew everyone would overreact.”



By Holly Ramer Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas. The storm, which was blamed for at least 16 deaths farther south and west, brought plenty of wind, rain and snow to the Northeast when it blew in Wednesday night. Lights generally remained on and cars mostly stayed on the road, unlike many harderhit places including Arkansas, where 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. By afternoon, the precipitation had stopped in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, though snow continued to fall in upstate New York and northern New England. Parts of snow-savvy New Hampshire expected as much as 18 inches. The Northeast’s heaviest snowfall was in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and inland sections of several New England states. The storm was expected to head into Canada today, National Weather Service spokesman David Roth said. While the East Coast’s largest cities — New York, Philadelphia and Boston — saw mostly high winds and cold rain, other areas experienced a messy mix of rain and snow that slowed commuters and those still heading home from holiday trips. Some inbound flights were delayed in Philadelphia and New York’s La-

A few hours later, McConnell expressed frustration and blamed the standoff on Obama and the Democrats. “Republicans have bent over backwards. We stepped way, way out of our comfort zone,” he said, referring to GOP offers to accept higher tax rates on some taxpayers. “We wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. The phone never rang, and so here we are five days from the new year and we might finally start talking,” McConnell said. Still, he warned: “Republicans aren’t about to write a blank check for anything the Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff.”

Racers are neck and neck as we enter the final stretch!

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AUDREY BOYKIN SALVAGES PERSONAL ITEMS from the caved-in home of Dorothy Dixon on Wednesday in Centreville, Miss. A tree fell into the home, but no one was hurt. Guardia Airport, but the weather wasn’t leading to delays at other major East Coast airports. In Georgiana, Ala., an 81-year-old man died Wednesday, a day after a tree fell on his home, emergency officials said. Deaths from wind-toppled trees also were reported in Texas and Louisiana, but car crashes caused most of the fatalities. Two people were killed in Kentucky crashes, a New York man was killed after his pickup truck skidded on an icy road in northwest Pennsylvania and an Ohio teenager died

after losing control of her car and smashing into an oncoming snowplow. In Arkansas, where two people died in a head-on collision, some of those who lost electricity could be without it for as long as a week because of snapped poles and wires after ice and 10 inches of snow coated power lines, said the state’s largest utility, Entergy Arkansas. By Thursday evening, power to thousands of customers had been restored, but more than 135,000 homes and businesses remained in the dark, Entergy said.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Gun group offers training for teachers Effort to arm educators comes in wake of Conn. school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration’s chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after nearly four years marked by highprofile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation’s economy and people’s health. Jackson constantly found herself caught between administration pledges to solve t h o r n y environm e n t a l problems and steady resistance from ReJackson publicans and industrial groups who complained that the agency’s rules destroyed jobs and made it harder for American companies to compete internationally. The GOP chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, said last year that Jackson would need her own parking spot at the Capitol because he planned to bring her in so frequently for questioning. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for her firing, a stance that had little downside during the GOP primary. Jackson, 50, the agency’s first black administrator and a chemical engineer, did not point to any particular reason for her departure. Historically, Cabinet members looking to move on will leave at the beginning of a president’s second term. Despite the opposition, which former EPA chiefs have said is the worst they have seen against the agency, Jackson still managed to take significant steps that will improve air quality and begin to curb global warming.

feel a need to prove they are the dominant species on this planet by taking CLEMSON, S.C. — Clem- a two-ton metal vehicle son University student and squishing a defenseNathan Weaver set out less creature under the to determine how to help tires, said Hal Herzog, a turtles cross the road. Western Carolina UniHe ended up getting a versity psychology proglimpse into the dark fessor. souls of some humans. “They aren’t thinking, Weaver put a realistic really. It is not somerubber turtle in the mid- thing people think about. dle of a lane on a busy It just seems fun at the road near campus. Then time,” Herzog said. “It is he got out of the way and the dark side of human watched over the next nature.” Herzog asked a class hour as seven drivers of about 110 swerved and students getdeliberately They aren’t ting ready to ran over the thinking, really. It take a final animal. Sevwhether they eral more is not something a p p a r e n t l y people think about. had intentiontried to hit it It just seems fun at ally run over a turtle, or been but missed. in a car with “I’ve heard the time. It is the of people and dark side of human someone who did. Thirtyfrom friends nature.” four students who knew raised their people that hands, about ran over tur- — Hal Herzog, a Western two-thirds of tles. But to Carolina University psycholthem male, see it out here ogy professor said Herzog, like this was a author of a bit shocking,” book about said Weaver, a 22-year-old senior in humans’ relationships with Clemson’s School of Agri- animals, called “Some We cultural, Forest and Envi- Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat.” ronmental Sciences. Weaver wants to figure To seasoned researchers, the practice wasn’t out the best way to get turtles safely across the surprising. The number of box road and keep the populaturtles is in slow decline, tion from dwindling furand one big reason is that ther. Among the possible somany wind up as roadkill while crossing the as- lutions: turtle underpassphalt, a slow-and-steady es or an education camtrip that can take several paign aimed at teenagers on why drivers shouldn’t minutes. Sometimes humans mow turtles down. Associated Press

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Student’s project to help turtles takes dark twist By Jeffrey Collins

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WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH — Jessica Fiveash sees nothing wrong with arming teachers. She’s one herself, and learned Thursday how to safely use her 9 mm Ruger with a laser sight. “If we have the ability to stop something, we should do it,” said the elementary school teacher, who along with nearly 200 other teachers in Utah took six hours of free gun training offered by the state’s leading gun lobby. It is among the latest efforts to arm or train teachers to confront assailants after a gunman killed his mother and then went on a rampage through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and six adults before killing himself. In Ohio, a firearms group said it was launching a test program in tactical firearms training for 24 teachers. In Arizona, the attorney general is proposing a change to state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. The moves to train teachers come after the National Rifle Association proposed placing an armed officer at each of the nation’s schools, though some schools already have police officers. Parents and educators have questioned how safe

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CHRISTINE CALDWELL, LEFT, RECEIVES FIREARMS TRAINING with a 9 mm Glock from personal defense instructor Jim McCarthy during concealed weapons training for 200 Utah teachers Thursday in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council offered six hours of training in handling concealed weapons in the latest effort to arm teachers to confront school assailants. the proposal would keep kids and whether it would be economically feasible. Some educators say it is dangerous to allow guns on campus. Among the potential dangers they point to are teachers being overpowered for their weapons or students getting them and accidentally or purposely shooting classmates. “It’s a terrible idea,” said Carol Lear, a chief lawyer for the Utah Office of Education. “It’s a horrible, terrible, no-good, rotten idea.” Kristen Rand, the legislative director for the Violence Policy Center, a gun control advocacy organization, said to believe that a “teacher would be successful in stopping someone who has made the decision

to engage in a shootout is just not rationale.” “No teacher is ever going to be as effective as a trained law enforcement officer,” Rand said. Even trained police officers don’t always hit their targets, and arming teachers could put innocent students at risk of crossfire, she said. Gun-rights advocates say teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children from the kind of deadly shooting that took place in Connecticut. They emphasized the importance of reacting appropriately under pressure. “We’re not suggesting that teachers roam the halls” looking for an

BRIEFLY dinosaurs and various other bones in a cooperation deal that might win him leniency from charges that carry a potential prison sentence of up to 17 years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin S. Bell read a list of the dinosaurs to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis, saying Chips the bobcat a second substantially comTyrannosaurus skelVolunteers toughen plete eton was found at Prokopi’s up bobcat kitten Gainesville, Fla., home, while a third was believed PLACERVILLE, CALIF. — A to be in Great Britain. Northern California animal Bell said the governrescue group is trying to ment will also get to keep a help an orphaned bobcat Chinese flying dinosaur that kitten with a problem: She’s Prokopi illegally imported; a too nice. skeleton of a Saurolophus, The friendly baby bobcat a duck-billed, plant eatwas only a few weeks old ing dinosaur from the late and had burned paws and Cretaceous period; and two infected eyes when fire Oviraptor skeletons, one crews found her in August found at Prokopi’s home and while battling a 75,000the other at another residenacre fire in the Plumas Natial dwelling in Florida. tional Forest. They named her Chips, after the wildfire. Volunteers at the Sierra Over 150,000 baby Wildlife Rescue in Placerville recliners recalled now are trying to toughen the kitten up, with plans to WASHINGTON — Four narelease her back into the wild tional retailers agreed to renext spring, The Sacramento call more than 150,000 Nap Bee reports. Nanny baby recliners after As part of her training regiat least five infant deaths men, Chips has had to start and dozens of reports of chasing down her own mice children nearly falling out of and rabbits for meals and the recliners, the Consumer stop sleeping on a soft bed Product Safety Commission like the one she’d grown acsaid Thursday. customed to while she was The recall covers Nap receiving medical treatment. Nanny Generations One and She’s also been introduced Two, and the Chill model into two male bobcats, Tuffy fant recliners. All were sold and Sierra, that hiss and bare between 2009 and 2012. their claws at humans. The Nap Nanny was de“If you have a friendly bobsigned to mimic the curves cat in the wild, that’s not going of a baby car seat, elevating to work,” said volunteer Jill an infant slightly to help reTripoli, who squirts the kitten duce reflux, gas, stuffiness with a water bottle if she tries or other problems. cuddling up to humans. The CPSC warned parents and caregivers that Man pleads guilty in the Nap Nanny contains defects in its design, warndinosaur dispute ings and instructions. The NEW YORK — A Florida agency said the product fossils dealer pleaded guilty poses a substantial risk of to smuggling charges Thurs- injury and death to infants. day and agreed to give up a For recall information celebrated $1 million dinoonline or by phone: www. saur skeleton seized by the U.S. government earlier this

Buy Buy Baby: (877) year for its eventual return to 328-9222, www.buybuybaMongolia. Eric Prokopi, 38, said (800) he would surrender the 342-7377 70-million-year-old Tyran Toys R Us/Babies R nosaurus bataar skeleton Us: (800) 869-7787, www. known as “Ty” and give toysrusinc up any claims to six other

armed intruder, said Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, the state’s biggest gun lobby. “They should lock down the classroom. But a gun is one more option if the shooter” breaks into a classroom. The group waived its $50 fee for the training. Instruction featured plastic guns and emphasized that people facing deadly threats should announce or show their gun and take cover before trying to shoot. They cautioned teachers about the liability that comes with packing a gun in public. “It’s going to be a hassle. It’s another responsibility. You can’t just leave your gun lying around,” Aposhian said. “Not for a minute.”


Notable Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week sent consumer confidence tumbling in December to its lowest level since August. The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell for the second straight month in December to 65.1, down from 71.5 in November. The survey showed consumers’ outlook for the next six months deteriorated to its lowest level since 2011 — a signal to Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, that consumers are worried about the tax hikes and spending cuts that take effect Jan. 1 if the White House and Congress can’t reach a budget deal.

Thursday’s markets Dow Industrials

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—1.73, 1,418.10

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Mississippi River drops, threatening barge traffic By Jim Salter Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi River level is dropping again and barge industry trade groups warned Thursday that river commerce could essentially come to a halt as early as next week in an area south of St. Louis. Mike Petersen of the Army Corps of Engineers said ice on the northern Mississippi River is reducing the flow more than expected at the middle part of the river that is already at a low-water point unseen in decades, the result of months of drought. The river level is now expected to get to 3 feet at the Thebes, Ill., gauge on Jan. 6, a juncture that could force new limitations. Worse still, the long-range forecast from the National Weather Service calls for the river to keep falling, reaching 2 feet on Jan. 23. The Coast Guard remains confident that the nation’s largest waterway will remain open. But officials with two trade groups — the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council Inc. — said in a joint news release that even if the river is open, further limits on barges will bring commercial traffic to a halt. Thebes, about 150

miles south of St. Louis, is a treacherous spot for barge operators because of hazardous rock formations and a big bend in the river. The corps is in the process of removing the rocks but work isn’t expected to be finished until mid- to late-January at the earliest. The trade groups renewed their call for presidential action requiring the Corps of Engineers to increase the flow of water from an upper Missouri River dam in South Dakota. The corps cut the flow by two-thirds in November because of drought conditions in that region, reducing the amount of Missouri River water flowing into the Mississippi. Michael Toohey, president and CEO of Waterways Council Inc., said that without the additional flow “we will have run out of time on this national crisis.” The depth of the Mississippi is regulated by dams north of St. Louis, and the depth increases south of Cairo, Ill., where the Ohio River converges. But the roughly 180-mile stretch from St. Louis to Cairo is approaching record lows. Experts say that if barges stop moving, the potential impact on shipments of essentials such as corn, grain, coal and petroleum could reach into the billions of dollars.

by Scott Adams


LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD Friday, December 28, 2012


Vietnam inching in positive direction


Cliff crisis The “fiscal cliff” isn’t the only economic challenge facing U.S. leaders.


n Tokyo on Wednesday, Shinzo Abe took office as prime minister of Japan, pledging to overcome deep-rooted economic and diplomatic crises facing that nation. In Egypt, as adoption of a new Islamist-supported constitution appeared to further destabilize the politically divided country under President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s economy was descending into turmoil. And President Obama cut short his holiday vacation in Hawaii to return to Washington, D.C., where the wrangling over the so-called “fiscal cliff” appears headed down to the Dec. 31 end-of-theyear wire. Welcome to today’s real world. Anyone remember Greece? Italy? Ireland? It would be expecting too much to expect statesmanship, leadership or genuine compromise out of our nation’s capital. What seems most likely is that the nation will go over the cliff, at least temporarily. The tax hikes and spending cuts that are part of the “cliff” package take effect over a two-year period, so there’s believed to be time to refine the plan after a new Congress is seated in January. Some have suggested that allowing the “cliff” tax hikes now may become more acceptable because it will put the new Congress in the position to discuss how to reduce taxes — something members possibly could agree on. However, even if the spending cuts and tax increases are resolved quickly, Congress hasn’t dodged all of its responsibility. Most government sources estimate that in February, another increase in the nation’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling will be needed. Then on the following March 27, the current funding authority for the federal government expires, meaning the government would shut down — unless there’s another agreement. So, the dominoes are lined up for a series of political battles, and leaders and the rank-and-file in both parties seem to have dug in their heels. It will be exceptionally noteworthy to watch and see whether it continues to be politics as usual — postponing hard decisions for another election cycle — or finding a rational way to impose a sensible combination of spending cuts and tax increases to bring the country’s growing debt under some measure of control. Kansas sends only a handful of votes into this fray, but how they’re cast and how those senators and representatives justify their actions is of more than passing importance. Americans tend to be a bit smug when considering the problems faced by other leaders such as Morsi and Abe, but if the U.S. isn’t able to avoid its impending economic train wreck, the problems our country will face may make other nations’ challenges look like child’s play.





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HANOI, VIETNAM — It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. “advisers” to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country’s unification under Communism. Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself. A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda “operas” circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in the streets reinforce the government’s history lesson. Younger people, who substantially outnumber the old guard, seem mostly indifferent to these messages, because few lived through the war. An American official tells me just 4 percent of the population belongs to the Communist Party. While there are large pockets of poverty between and even within major cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi, prosperity is making inroads. The 1-yearold Da Nang airport is more modern than some U.S. airports. Luxury hotels, clothing stores and restaurants abound. While many cater to foreign travelers, many

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Those Americans who died here left behind the seeds of democracy, capitalism and a desire for prosperity and freedom. Whatever one’s view of that war, it can be said they did not die in vain.” locals wear stylish Western clothes and transport themselves on motorbikes and in cars. Twenty years ago, the primary mode of transportation was the bicycle. Vietnam eagerly wants to conclude a trade agreement with the United States known as TPP. Among other things, it would allow for more capital investment here and more Vietnamese goods to be sold in the United States. Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga tells me that since normalization of relations in 1995, the U.S. has become the “eighth-biggest foreign investor in Vietnam,” totaling $10 billion.

U.S. officials say human rights issues, including more religious freedom, are holding up American approval of the new trade deal. I asked Madame Nga about this and the recent sentencing of three bloggers to between four and 12 years in prison for criticizing the government. She deflects the question by noting press criticism of government corruption (true) and claims people have freedom of speech so long as they do not cause “harm,” a word open to interpretation in a one-party state. Vietnam recently opened two new areas to exploration for the bodies of American soldiers missing in action. Madame Nga says Vietnam has “actively worked with and supported the U.S. in finding the MIAs during the last 20 years,” but notes that on the Vietnamese side “about 3 million MIAs remain to be found.” She also says “there are more than 3 million Vietnamese known as victims of Agent Orange ... while thousands of hectares of land are contaminated with dioxin.” She adds her appreciation for money provided by Congress to help victims and clean land, but she says more is needed. As in many other one-party states, the Internet remains a powerful counterforce to managed information. The U.S. Embassy provides, and

the government mostly allows, an information center where students and others can log onto iPads and search for information that is often counter to the government line. The old guard remains suspicious about American objectives, seeing economic and political liberalization as a strategy to achieve among the Vietnamese people what America failed to in pursuing their “hearts and minds” in the war. Professor Carlyle A. Thayer of the University of New South Wales, an expert on Vietnam, said recently, “Vietnam is motivated to keep the U.S. engaged in Southeast Asia, and the South China Sea in particular, as a balance to China,” which claims some territorial rights in conflict with Vietnam and is a formidable economic and military power on its northern border. Vietnam is in transition, and it is unrealistic to expect too much progress too quickly. Considering where it was when the U.S. left in 1975, the country appears to be inching in a positive direction. Those Americans who died here left behind the seeds of democracy, capitalism and a desire for prosperity and freedom. Whatever one’s view of that war, it can be said they did not die in vain. — Cal Thomas is a columnist for Tribune Media Services.



Members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted YEARS 5-3 this week to AGO deny a commercial IN 1972 rezoning request for the Sunset Drive-in Theater on West Sixth Street. Drawings shown at the meeting by Jack Brand, attorney for the applicant, Commonwealth Theaters, showed a large onefloor building for stores placed close to the rear of the 14.7 acre site. Commissioners had voiced concerns over placement of the building and drainage issues. Area residents had objected to the idea of more commercial zoning along Sixth Street. “Do we have to have strip development on all the arterials in town?” queried L. L. Houston, 712 Wellington.



Disarming To the editor: U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp is dead-on when he says “Fundamentally the problem here is not guns, it’s people,” referring to efforts to enact new gun control measures following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. The guns will not disarm themselves. We, the people, must disarm them. The problem is that people like Huelskamp and National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre, in their unbending allegiance to fear, don’t have the guts to do what’s right. Dave Loewenstein, Lawrence

Merit system To the editor: Gov. Brownback’s proposed changes to the selection of Kansas judges undermine current constitutional guarantees. In 1958, the Kansas Constitution provided a “merit system” for selecting justices of the Kansas Supreme Court. In 1972, this option was extended to district court judges. In 1977, the state Court of Appeals was formed by law, also using the merit system for selecting judges. Our founders realized the value of forming three, co-equal but independent branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — to assure fair and reasonable laws without any

one branch of government dominating or over-exercising its constitutional powers. These “checks and balances” have served Kansas resident well. Why, then, is Gov. Brownback pushing legislators to change this very effective merit process to political appointment? As a citizen, you have a right to a fair and impartial hearing when you go to court. You expect the judge hearing your case to uphold the law and issue a ruling free of any outside influence, including that of the governor. The best argument for maintaining our merit system was given by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: “Judicial independence is not for judges to do as they choose, but to do as they must” (C-Span, August 2005). We appeal to you to talk with your legislators before the 2013 legislative session starts and urge them not to pass laws that would change our current judicial selection system and put the impartiality of our judges at risk. Melinda Henderson, president, League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County

Violent culture To the editor: Leonard Pitts, the columnist, dismisses the notion that violent video games played a role in the recent killings. Certainly, video games were not the cause of the tragedy in Connecticut.

Not even games such as “Call of Duty,” which the U.S. military uses as a recruiting (and desensitizing?) tool and the Norwegian mass murderer used as a training program. The constant violence on TV and in the movies was not the cause. Nor were our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor was the rise of disrespect, demonizing and paranoia as national character traits. But put it all together, and we have a culture of violence, which surely affects how we all react to the stresses and disappointments of life. Banning assault weapons and restricting access to guns would limit damages to some extent. Re-funding our mental health system would prevent some of these tragedies. We need more. We need a society in which murder, both statesanctioned and not, is seen as inhuman and unacceptable, a society in which differences and frustrations are expected to be settled peacefully and with respect. Don’t allow our government to resort so easily to war. Don’t pay for movies that offer little more than graphic violence. Complain to networks and sponsors about TV shows that do the same. Don’t allow your children to grow up with violence and murder as daily entertainment. Teach them to deal with each other peacefully (this necessarily includes teaching by example). This must start with us. Let’s start today. Joe Douglas, Lawrence

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 28, 1912: YEARS “With policeAGO men behind him, IN 1912 policemen in front of him, policemen beside him and policemen all around him, Irving Johnson was trapped in the Starkweather Shoe Store early this morning and placed under arrest on a charge of burglary. He was caught in the very act and was unable to put up any sort of a defense. It is quite probable that he will spend some of his time in the near future at Hutchinson.” “Kansas University boys in St. Louis are planning to welcome the basket ball squad when it goes to St. Louis this winter to play the St. Louis U. and Washington teams. There are a number of Jayhawkers in the city and they plan to show the Kansas boys a good time when they come.” “Samuel C. Hemphill, a Lawrence boy, has just recently secured a government patent for an invention which he has made. … The burner is patented under the name ‘Smokeless Oil Gas Burner’ and is said to be a device for generating and burning gas from kerosene or other oils.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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ABOUT 45 FORMER LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL STAFF AND TEACHERS returned to LHS to attend the annual Retired Teachers Luncheon on Dec. 14 in the LHS library. Pictured is Judy Sieg, retired financial secretary, who was one of the guests. Rebecca Torneden-Johnson, Pamela Fangohr and Martha Oldham served on the committee for the reception. Oldham, LHS librarian, submitted the photo. Email your photos to or mail them to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Vagabond Larry Brown — who coached Kansas to the 1988 NCAA title and led about half of the teams in the NBA — has SMU off to a 9-4 start. Page 3B LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD OFriday, December 28, 2012

Hutch PK, OL to walk on at KU


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By Matt Tait

They don’t have the buzz of the rest of the incoming recruiting class, but at least one could make an impact that is just as important. Place kicker Michael Mesh and offensive lineman Colby Hamel, a pair of Hutchinson Community College football players, announced recently they would be walking-on to the Kansas Mesh University football team for the 2013 season. Mesh’s addition seems to be the more intriguing of the two, though Hamel Hamel’s 6-foot-3, 305-pound frame at least makes him an interesting prospect. During his two-year career at HCC, Mesh was a secondteam NJCAA All-American and was a two-time firstteam All-Jayhawk Conference selection. He is expected to compete with Nick Prolago and Ron Doherty for KU’s kicking duties right away and appears to be an upgrade on what Kansas had at the position throughout 2012. Mesh, a Hutch native, made 12 of 15 field-goal attempts this season and tied a school record with a 47-yarder during a playoff loss at Butler. His 16 career makes are the most in HCC history, and his 186 career points are the most scored by a kicker in Blue Dragons history. Mesh made a visit to KU on Dec. 7 and said he liked what he heard in his meeting with KU coach Charlie Weis. “Coach Weis said I had a good chance to get the fieldgoal job, but I have to earn it,” Mesh told Brad Hallier of The Hutchinson News. “I’m going to get up there and just show them what I have and what I can do. Kansas is where I’ve wanted to play. I want to help them get back to being dominant in the Big 12.” Hamel, a second-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection in 2012, can play center and guard and started every game but one this season. Because they are walkons, neither player will count against KU’s cap in the Class of 2013, which currently sits at 24 players, 10 of whom signed letters of intent on Dec. 19.


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KANSAS UNIVERSITY FRESHMAN BEN MCLEMORE, AT CENTER IN PHOTO ABOVE, stretches with hundreds of youths attending the KU men’s basketball holiday camp on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse. IN TOP PHOTO, KU FRESHMAN EVAN MANNING HUDDLES with a group of youngsters. BELOW, COACH BILL SELF oversees the clinic on his 40th, er, 50th birthday.

McLemore cherishes visit with brother By Gary Bedore

A long line of kindergarten to sixth-grade boys and girls stretched from the southeast end of the Allen Fieldhouse floor all the way to the southwest end Thursday afternoon. The 450 youths in attendance at Kansas University’s 2012 Men’s Basketball Holiday Clinic made it clear that one of their favorite players was redshirt freshman Ben McLemore, who, along with his teammates, signed a steady stream of autographs for an hour. “A couple people were telling me the line was longer than coach (Bill) Self’s (line). I don’t believe that, but everybody kept telling me that,” McLemore said with a smile. The 6-foot-5 St. Louis native returned to Lawrence on Wednesday afternoon after a relaxing 31⁄2-day Christmas vacation. He acknowledges the best present he received was not one of the wrapped gifts sitting under his mom’s Christmas tree.

The gift he’ll cherish forever was the opportunity to visit big brother Keith Scott, who is locked up in maximum-security Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Springs, Mo. Scott, who is eight years older than Ben, celebrated his birthday on Christmas Day. He has been in jail for five years. “It made my Christmas,” McLemore said of being granted an audience with his 28-year-old brother Sunday.

“It was great seeing him. I didn’t get a chance to talk a lot with him. The thing I’m grateful for is getting to go out there and see him. I think he was even more happy to see me than I was to see him. “He told me to keep my head up, just keep playing, keep doing what I’m doing, to have fun out there. That’s what I’ve been doing.” McLemore and his teammates had a blast Thursday,

taking part in drills with the youths at the clinic, which was held in the fieldhouse and the Jayhawks’ practice facility. “It’s great taking time out of our day to get to play with the kids and have fun,” McLemore said. In speaking with the campers, Self gushed about the ability of the high-flying McLemore, who leads KU in scoring (16.5 ppg) and is third in rebounding (5.7 rpg) entering Saturday’s 7 p.m. home game against American University. “He has a chance to have his jersey hung up there,” Self said, pointing to the south rafters of the fieldhouse. “He’s that talented. He’s an even better kid.” O

Self’s birthday: The campers sang “Happy Birthday” to Self at the urging of KU senior point guard Elijah Johnson. Self celebrated birthday No. 50 on Thursday. “I turned 40 this year. It’s Please see HOOPS, page 3B

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Senior Kelly puts ACL pain behind By Benton Smith

Emma Kelly isn’t the only one who remembers the moment exactly. Her Lawrence High girls basketball teammates and coaches do, too. Playing against Blue Valley West in the Firebird Winter Classic last season, Kelly brought the ball up the floor for the Lions in the second half as coach Nick Wood called out their set. They were running “big,” so Kelly passed the ball away and began her assignment.

The guard came off a screen on the wing and moved down to the post, where she needed to set a pick and create an opening for one of Lawrence’s forwards. Wood recalls Kelly, then a junior, planting her left leg on the block in preparation for a screen: “It just gave out,” he said. “I just cut on it weird, and I felt a pop,” Kelly said. “I thought I had just popped my kneecap out of place again, because it had happened to me so many times.” What she felt, though,

was a different level of pain — much worse than an unstable kneecap. No one had any idea Kelly had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. Her teammate, Anna Wright, was on the court when it happened. Initially, she didn’t notice Kelly had fallen to the floor in pain. “I didn’t think she was really hurt that bad,” Wright said. “I thought she’d be able to come back the same game.” The diagnosis came a few days later, and the news hit

the Lions just as hard as it hit Kelly. Wood still regrets the freak injury and wonders what would have happened if he hadn’t called that play. LHS, 4-6 at the time, lost to BVW by three in overtime and dropped eight of its next 10 games to close the season. “We had really started to figure out who we were and started to play the kind of basketball we wanted to John Young/Journal-World Photo play,” Wood said of the Lions’ state in late January, LAWRENCE HIGH’S EMMA KELLY (12) DRIVES past Kennedy Kirkpatrick during Please see KELLY, page 3B the City Showdown on Dec. 14 at LHS.

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USC quarterback Barkley to miss Sun Bowl EL PASO, TEXAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Matt Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career at Southern California is over, a shoulder injury bringing a disappointing end to his record-breaking, four-year run as the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quarterback. Coach Lane Kiffin announced Thursday that the senior quarterback wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play in the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech because of an injured shoulder.

Instead, red-shirt freshman Max Wittek will make his second career start. Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throwing shoulder was injured during USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-to-last game against UCLA, and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play in the seasonfinale against Notre Dame. Wittek started the game, and the Trojans lost to the Fighting Irish to fall to 7-5 on the season. Barkley was a celebrated re-

cruit when he arrived at USC and won the starting job as a freshman in 2009. He went on to rewrite the Pac-12 record book during a USC-record 47 starts over four seasons, becoming the conference leader in touchdown passes, yards passing, completions and total offense. But so much more was expected from him and the Tro-

jans this season, when Barkley announced last January that he would return for his senior year. Coming off a 10-2 season, and out of a two-year stay in NCAA jail for rules violations, USC started this season ranked No. 1 and a consensus national title contender. Barkley was the Heisman Trophy favorite and an almost certain high firstround NFL Draft pick.



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DETROIT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The wintry conditions Wednesday werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only snow job perpetrated on the public. Western Kentucky offered itself as a poor little program gallantly struggling with the difficult transition of losing its head coach to another suitor. The Hilltoppers faced Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl with an interim staff. Oh, woe was them. Give me a break. Western Kentucky was less about its 24-21 loss to the Chippewas at Ford Field, and more about what it will become from this point forward. It provided Bobby Petrino with a soft landing. And Petrinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the truly sleazy figures in sport. Getting another FBS head coaching opportunity just eight months following his disgraceful exit from Arkansas is somehow the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s penance. A motorcycle accident exposed the layers of a deception that involved Petrino not only having an affair, but also hiring his mistress for a position in the Arkansas athletic department for which she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remotely qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and then lying to his supervisors about it when confronted. The Hilltoppers have told everyone in the weeks since hiring Petrino that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a teachable lesson which could prove most valuable when going to recruitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes and convincing Mom and Dad that only a person whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced the depths can instruct young men on the discipline and commitment necessary to rise back up. Oh, really? The message sent is the exact opposite. It tells these athletes that as long as you possess a special talent, others will fall over each other making excuses for your irresponsible conduct. Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart said recently that Petrino admitted that he made a mistake and was committed to redeeming his personal reputation as well as his professional career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this is a country of second chances,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said. Oh, really? Petrino quit on the Atlanta Falcons with three games left in the 2007 season to take the Arkansas head coaching job. And he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even possess the decency to tell his players to their faces. Instead, he put letters in their lockers telling them he was leaving. What warmth. The manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word is not worth a plugged nickel. But he wins. And that trumps all else. There are probably more than a few Arkansas fans who were indignant over Petrinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blatant disregard for his family, faith and employers back in April after they canned him who probably now have second thoughts after John L. Smith replaced him and guided a top-10 team at seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start into the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest underachiever this season. Petrino will win at Western Kentucky. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already amassing some junior college players to come in next season when the Hilltoppers will probably be more successful than they were this season. And Petrino will be hailed as a miracle worker.

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same fire now than we did when we were 11-4,â&#x20AC;? general manager Billy King said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tried to talk to Avery about it, and we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening.â&#x20AC;? Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets on an interim basis, starting tonight with a home game against Charlotte. King said the Nets might reach out to other candidates, but for now the job is Carlesimoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The GM wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment on a report that the team planned to get in touch with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. King said the decision to dismiss Johnson was made by ownership after a phone discussion Thursday morning. Owner Mikhail Prokhorov had expressed faith in Johnson before the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the direction we were going we felt we had to make a change,â&#x20AC;? King said.


Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Howard fined $35,000 NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Thursday for a flagrant foul against Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kenneth Faried. Howard was ejected with 5:02 left in the third quarter in the Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 126-114 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night. He was called for a flagrant foul 2 when he jammed his hand in Fariedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face as the Denver forward drove the lane. Faried tumbled to the floor, but shook off the fall to stay in the game.

Wade suspended one game NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ramon Sessions.

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replaced by Mark Sanchez as the New York Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; starting quarterback in the season finale at Buffalo on Sunday. Coach Rex Ryan walked into his news conference before practice, took the podium and opened with: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to believe this.â&#x20AC;? McElroy, preparing to make his second NFL start in place of the benched Sanchez, was lifting weights Thursday morning and started experiencing headaches, Ryan said. McElroy went to the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training staff and then revealed he was suffering concussion-like symptoms after being sacked 11 times in the Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 27-17 loss to San Diego last Sunday.

Crennel troubled by knee KANSAS CITY, MO. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Romeo Crennel joined a long list of Chiefs dealing with illness and injury on Thursday. Kansas Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach was hobbling around on crutches after having fluid drained from his left knee. Crennel said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been bothering him â&#x20AC;&#x153;off and onâ&#x20AC;? all season, and it barked enough Wednesday night that he visited a doctor, who drained a significant amount of fluid.

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Matsui announces retirement

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The New York Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wacky quarterback situation took yet another twist. Greg McElroy has a concussion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reveal until Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and will be

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Free-agent slugger Hideki Matsui has retired from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level that earned him a World Series MVP with the New York Yankees.

,!4%34,).% Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl LP Field-Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt .....................71â &#x201E;2 (51) ....................... N.C. State Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium-El Paso, Texas Southern Cal ................. 9 (64) ................. Georgia Tech Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium-Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa ................. Pickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;em (51) .............. Iowa St Chick-Fil-A Bowl Georgia Dome-Atlanta Lsu .................................... 5 (60)........................... Clemson Tuesday, Jan. 1 Ticket City Bowl Cotton Bowl-Dallas Oklahoma St ..........17 (70) ................... Purdue Gator Bowl EverBank Field-Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi St .............. 21â &#x201E;2 (52).............. Northwestern Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium-Tampa, Fla. South Carolina ............. 5 (48) .......................... Michigan Capital One Bowl Citrus Bowl Stadium-Orlando, Fla. Georgia ............................10 (61)......................... Nebraska Rose Bowl Rose Bowl-Pasadena, Calif. Stanford ........................61â &#x201E;2 (47)...................... Wisconsin Orange Bowl Sun Life Stadium-Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida St ..................... 131â &#x201E;2 (58) .................... No. Illinois Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome-New Orleans Florida .............................14 (45) ........................ Louisville Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium-Glendale, Ariz. Oregon ................... 9 (75) ............... Kansas St Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl Cowboy Stadium-Arlington, Texas Texas A&M ........... 41â &#x201E;2 (73) ............. Oklahoma Saturday, Jan. 5 Compass Bowl Legion Field-Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi ....................31â &#x201E;2 (53)..................... Pittsburgh

Monday, Jan. 7 BCS Championship Game Sun Life Stadium-Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama .........................91â &#x201E;2 (41) .................. Notre Dame NBA Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog d-INDIANA ....................OFF (OFF) ........................ Phoenix Orlando ...........................1 (183)................. WASHINGTON Miami ...............................8 (193) .......................... DETROIT e-Atlanta ......................OFF (OFF) ................. CLEVELAND f-BROOKLYN ................OFF (OFF) ..................... Charlotte NEW ORLEANS ...............3 (183) ........................... Toronto SAN ANTONIO ..............81â &#x201E;2 (213) ........................ Houston Denver ............................11â &#x201E;2 (211) ........................... DALLAS LA Clippers ................. 21â &#x201E;2 (194) .............................. UTAH g-New York .................OFF (OFF) ............. SACRAMENTO GOLDEN ST .....................6 (198) .................. Philadelphia h-LA LAKERS ...............OFF (OFF) ....................... Portland d-Phoenix guard G. Dragic is questionable. e-Cleveland center A. Varejao is doubtful. f-Brooklyn guard D. Williams is questionable. g-Sacramento guard T. Evans is doubtful. h-LA Lakers center D. Howard facing possible suspension. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ................. Points ................ Underdog TEMPLE ...............................71â &#x201E;2 ................................ Detroit Providence ........................ 13 .................................. BROWN GONZAGA ................... 9 ......................... Baylor NEVADA .............................121â &#x201E;2..................................... Yale UCLA ....................................21â &#x201E;2 ............................. Missouri ST. JOSEPHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ....................71â &#x201E;2 ..................................... Iona RUTGERS .............................10..................................... Rider Southern Miss ...................2..................... MOREHEAD ST Bowling Green ................. 11â &#x201E;2 ................ NORTH DAKOTA ST. LOUIS ............................22 .............. SIU Edwardsville INDIANA ...............................39 ...................... Jacksonville Dr. Pepper Classic McKenzie Arena-Chattanooga, Tenn. First Round Utah Valley St .....................1 ......................... Austin Peay TENN CHATTANOOGA .......1 ............................ High Point UCF Holiday Classic UCF Arena-Orlando, Fla. First Round CENTRAL FLORIDA .........151â &#x201E;2............................... Howard Belmont ...............................9............................... Boston U Home Team in CAPS (c) 2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


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Sanchez to start for Jets



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BROOKLYN NETS COACH AVERY JOHNSON REACTS TO A CALL Wednesday night in Milwaukee. Johnson was fired Thursday as the Netsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach.


NFL Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog Sunday BUFFALO .......................31â &#x201E;2 (39)........................... NY Jets NEW ENGLAND ..............10 (46) ............................... Miami CINCINNATI ....................21â &#x201E;2 (41) ...................... Baltimore a-PITTSBURGH ............OFF (XX) ..................... Cleveland Houston ........................61â &#x201E;2 (46).............. INDIANAPOLIS TENNESSEE ..................41â &#x201E;2 (42)................. Jacksonville NY GIANTS ....................71â &#x201E;2 (46)................. Philadelphia WASHINGTON ...............31â &#x201E;2 (49).............................. Dallas Chicago ........................... 3 (44) ........................... DETROIT Green Bay ....................31â &#x201E;2 (46)................... MINNESOTA b-ATLANTA ................... OFF (XX)................... Tampa Bay NEW ORLEANS ............... 5 (54) ........................... Carolina DENVER ................. 16 (42) ........... Kansas City c-SAN DIEGO ................OFF (XX) ......................... Oakland SAN FRANCISCO ........ 161â &#x201E;2 (39) .......................... Arizona SEATTLE ........................101â &#x201E;2 (41) ........................ St. Louis a-Cleveland QB B. Weeden is questionable. b-Atlanta may rest players. c-Oakland QB C. Palmer is questionable. NCAA FOOTBALL Favorite ............ Points (O/U) ........... Underdog Independence Bowl Independence Stadium-Shreveport, La. UL-Monroe ......................7 (61).................................... Ohio Russell Athletic Bowl Citrus Bowl Stadium-Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech ..................2 (41)............................. Rutgers Meinke Car Care Bowl of Texas Reliant Stadium-Houston Texas Tech .............13 (55) .............. Minnesota Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium-Fort Worth, Texas Air Force ..........................3 (61)..................................... Rice Fight Hunger Bowl AT&T Park-San Francisco Arizona St ......................14 (56) ................................. Navy Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium-Bronx, N.Y. West Virginia ......... 4 (73) ................ Syracuse Alamo Bowl Alamodome-San Antonio Oregon St ............ 31â &#x201E;2 (57) .................... Texas Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Sun Devil Stadium-Tempe, Ariz. Tcu ..........................3 (41) ............ Michigan St



4/$!9).30/243 1947 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chicago Cardinals behind Elmer Angsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two 70-yard scores and Charlie Trippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 44-yard TD run and 75-yard punt return beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21, for the NFL title on a frozen Comiskey Park field. 1952 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Doak Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 67-yard thirdquarter touchdown run leads the Detroit Lions to a 17-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship. 1958 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alan Amecheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1-yard touchdown run at 8:15 of overtime gives the Baltimore Colts a 23-17 victory over the New York Giants, the first overtime game in NFL championship history. With a national television audience watching, this game is believed to have made the NFL a challenger to baseball as the national pastime. 1988 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Division II Alaska-Anchorage, behind Michael Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 points, pulls the biggest surprise of the college basketball season by stunning No. 2 Michigan, 70-66, in the opening round of the Utah Classic. 2000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robby Portalatin becomes the fourth bowler to roll a 900 series according to the American Bowling Congress. Portalatin, a 28-year-old working for an auto parts company, accomplishes the feat at Airport Lanes in Jackson, Mich. 2003 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kansas Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Priest Holmes sets an NFL record with his 27th touchdown of the season when he scored twice in a 31-3 victory over Chicago.





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Friday, December 28, 2012

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Lobos hand Cincy first loss

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IN THIS PHOTO FROM NOV. 28, SMU HEAD COACH LARRY BROWN INSTRUCTS HIS TEAM against Utah in Salt Lake City. The well-traveled coach — who led Kansas University to the 1988 NCAA crown — has SMU off to a 9-4 start.

Larry Brown hands-on at latest stop — SMU DALLAS (AP) — Larry Brown was a young assistant on coach Dean Smith’s staff at North Carolina in the mid-1960s when he turned down his first head-coaching offer. At the time, Brown didn’t think he was ready. But Smith asked him where he’d like to coach one day. “I said, of course North Carolina, but I didn’t ever want to see him step down,” Brown recalled. “So I said Stanford, Northwestern, Princeton and Vanderbilt. ... Great academically and great conferences and great areas to live.” A record nine NBA jobs later and a quarter century after leading Kansas University to an NCAA title, the 72-year-old Brown found that kind of fit in his return to coaching this season at SMU. “We don’t have the tradition of Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, UCLA,” said Brown, whose Mustangs are off to a 9-4 start. “But I don’t think we’ll shortchange a kid in terms of getting an education and coaching them up and giving them a chance to be successful.” For anyone who thought the Hall of Fame coach went to SMU as a figurehead for a struggling program with a pending move to the ever-changing Big East Conference, it quickly becomes clear why he’s back in the game. “The only reason I took a job is because I love to coach and teach, and this school afforded me this opportunity,” he said. Brown had to be told during early games to stay in the coaching box. He holds out his hands

questioning a non-call by a referee, tries to prompt his team to run its play at the right pace and chides a player for hanging on the rim after a dunk. During practice, Brown gets right in the middle of his post players to demonstrate what he wants them to do. He swishes a shot to start a drill, then moves up and down the court, waving his hands to direct the action. “We all thought that he may come in, be like the GM figure. ... That’s so wrong,” SMU junior guard Nick Russell said. “He’s in practice, and he’s screaming, and he’s running and he’s dribbling and shooting hook shots. He’s doing it all. He’s involved and his presence is felt day in and day out.” Brown was hired in April to replace the fired Matt Doherty, who went 80-109 in six seasons. Brown left the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats in December 2010. While home in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two high school-age kids, Brown spent many days at Villanova games and practices with coach Jay Wright. Brown also visited friends like Kansas coach Bill Self, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon, but stayed away from NBA arenas. “He’s a piece of work,” Wright said. “I do miss him, but I know how happy he is down there.” Tim Jankovich was Illinois State’s head coach the past five seasons after working on Self’s staff. He had one of his best Redbirds teams coming back


tive coach to catch Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski as college basketball’s all-time winningest coach. Krzyzewski has 938 victories. “Zero,” Self said, asked the odds of him catching Coach K. “Whoever wrote that doesn’t know me very well. I don’t think I’ll want to coach near that long. But if you coach at a place like Kansas, you are going to win a lot of games, that’s for sure.” Asked if he likes being “in the conversation” for all-time winningest coach, Self said: “Nobody is mentioning me in the conversation. That’s one guy. Trust me, that’s not anyone’s topic of conversation, at least any meaningful conversation.”


embarrassing to say that I turned 40,” Self said with a smile. “I used to be a young coach. Now I’m one of the oldest coaches around. Birthdays, I guess, when you get to be on the downward half Q For more or spiral photos or whatfrom the ever it is holiday ... I guess clinic, go to birthdays KUSports. are great com because it means you are still having them. I’ll take it and go with that.” Self, who is in his 20th overall season as a coach, has 486 victories (against 159 losses). Recently,’s Andy Glockner wrote that KU’s Self has the best chance of any ac-



Norm’s joke: KU assistant coach Norm Roberts came up with a lighthearted jab of Self on his birthday: “I think he looks pretty good for a 60-, 70-year-old guy. He has kept himself up. He’s got it put together pretty well.”

this season, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Brown, a coach he has always followed and studied. “What’s struck me is the amount of energy that he has,” said Jankovich, SMU’s associate head coach and Brown’s expected successor. “His energy is that of someone 20 years younger. ... He’s still passionate about the game.” The Mustangs’ last NCAA Tournament was in 1993. Their last NCAA victory was 1988, the same season Brown won the title at Kansas. In a tight concourse at Moody Coliseum, which is undergoing a massive $47 million renovation, there is a case with some of the Mustangs’ old trophies. The 1993 Southwest Conference championship trophy is near one recognizing a 1957 league title and another from 1935. There is a folded-up jersey once worn by 7-foot center Jon Koncak. After his first SMU practice, Brown told players he was going to “pray that we win a game.” He seriously asked them to do the same. “He was like, ‘Ah, this is terrible.’ ... It was our first time playing against one another,” said junior forward Shawn Williams, chuckling at the memory. “I expected a little rust, but I think with him being around NBA guys, it was a little different.” Self, who attended Brown’s SMU introduction along with Doherty, stays in touch with Brown and remembers a call he got last month after a difficult Jayhawks victory.

“He told me how good we’re doing, and I said, ‘Are you watching the same stuff I watched?’ Which goes totally against how he used to be,” Self said. “Because if he’s talking about his own team, they’re always awful.” Brown seems to like his team now — and the players waiting for next season. Three transfers get to practice while having to sit out this year, including players from Villanova and Illinois State. A top-notch junior college player and two Chicagoarea high school standouts have signed letters of intent for next season. Brown admittedly isn’t crazy about recruiting, and there have also been a lot of changes in the college game since he was at UCLA (1979-81) and Kansas (1983-88). “It’s become four different professions in the time I’ve been in it, it changes so much,” said Jankovich, in his 30th season coaching. “I sometimes try to see it through his eyes, and I’m like, ‘You must think you’re on Mars sometimes.’ ... But he’s very bright, and he’s a fast learner, and he’s very observant.” Many young players know little about Brown, the only coach to win NBA and NCAA titles. When Brown was recently watching some high school games in Beaumont, Texas, some seventh- and eighth-graders sitting nearby were trying to figure out what SMU was. “There’s a big hill to climb,” Brown said. “It’s a little different when you’re at North Carolina and UCLA and Kansas.”


gotten better the last two days.”

Wesley update: KU junior forward Justin Wesley, who broke the little finger on his left hand on Dec. 13, might be ready to play in the Temple game on Jan. 6. “He has a splint on his finger. Hopefully he can start noncontact (drills) immediately and be out there with contact hopefully within a week,” Self said. O

Self on KU’s first two practices since the end of holiday break: “Both were marginal at best, not a lot of energy,” he said. “The best thing we got out of it is some conditioning. “Jeff is not back yet,” he added of senior Jeff Withey, who Thursday attended the memorial service for his grandmother in California. He should be able to practice today. “I would not say great practices by any stretch, but it’s good to have them back together. Attitudes are good, but we haven’t


More on McLemore’s draft stock: NBAdraft. net, which currently has McLemore being taken No. 3 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, wrote Wednesday that it’s possible he could vault to No. 1. He’d be the first shooting guard taken No. 1 overall since Austin Carr in 1971. “If McLemore can continue his rate of improvement and learns how to further impose his will on the game, by the time draft day rolls around, anything is possible. In a draft with no clear cut No. 1 pick, a shooting guard such as McLemore has a legitimate chance to be the top overall pick, something we have not seen in 40 years,” Greg Sandler of wrote. currently has McLemore being picked No. 10 overall and Withey No. 25. has Withey going No. 30 overall.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alex BOX SCORE Kirk scored 15 points and MEXICO (13-1) blocked Sean Kilpatrick’s NEW Adams 1-3 0-0 2, Kirk 6-8 2-5 15, shot just before the buzzer Greenwood 0-3 0-0 0, K. Williams 5-11 16, Snell 4-15 1-1 10, Thomas 0-0 Thursday night, preserv- 2-2 0-0 0, Fenton 0-1 0-0 0, Banyard 0-1 0-0 ing New Mexico’s 55-54 0, Walker 2-5 0-1 5, Bairstow 3-7 1-2 7. 21-54 6-11 55. victory that handed No. 8 Totals CINCINNATI (12-1) Cincinnati its first loss. Jackson 0-6 0-0 0, Mbodj 2-3 0-0 4, New Mexico (13-1) ral- Wright 4-6 1-1 12, Kilpatrick 5-22 1-2 15, Parker 5-14 1-1 14, Rubles 1-6 0-0 lied in the second half 2, Thomas 2-5 0-0 5, Guyn 0-0 0-0 0, behind its 7-foot center, Sanders 0-1 0-0 0, Nyarsuk 1-1 0-0 2. 20-64 3-4 54. who hit a three-pointer, Totals Halftime-Cincinnati 26-22. 3-Point collected a team-high sev- Goals-New Mexico 7-19 (K. Williams Kirk 1-1, Walker 1-3, Snell 1-5, en rebounds and slapped 4-7, Fenton 0-1, Greenwood 0-1, Adams 0-1), away Kilpatrick’s jumper Cincinnati 11-26 (Kilpatrick 4-13, Wright 3-5, Parker 3-5, Thomas 1-1, Sanders off an inbounds play. 0-1, Rubles 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Cincinnati (12-1) moved Rebounds-New Mexico 35 (Kirk 7), up to No. 8 this week — Cincinnati 40 (Mbodj 10). Assists-New 15 (Greenwood 8), Cincinnati 11 its highest ranking in nine Mexico (Wright 4). Total Fouls-New Mexico 12, Cincinnati 13. A-10,627. years — and was trying to go 13-0 for only sixth time in school history. The Bearcats The Lobos have won six couldn’t salvage a tight game against a team known of their last seven games against ranked teams. for knocking off top teams.


Rivals 100 released updated its list of the 100 best juniorcollege football prospects in the country Thursday, and KU, with seven, landed the most commitments of any program in the country. Pierce Community College defensive tackle Marquel Combs, ranked No. 1 by ESPN, was Rivals’ topranked Jayhawk at No. 10, followed closely by City College of San Francisco defensive end Chris Martin, who was 13th. Others on the list: Iowa Western offensive lineman Mike Smithburg (41), Pierce C.C. linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore (57), Arizona Western cornerback Cassius Sendish (59), Fort Scott C.C. cornerback Kevin Short (69) and Hinds C.C. defensive end Andrew Bolton (91). All but Bolton made their commitments official by


when it lost Kelly for the year. Instead of peaking in February, the Lions had to figure out who they were all over again as a key piece of the puzzle had season-ending surgery. “It wasn’t necessarily a points-per-game-type of thing,” Wood said. “It was just her ability to handle the basketball for us and just her understanding of what we’re trying to do.” Kelly described the rest of her junior season as miserable. She had played basketball since elementary school, but found herself relegated to running the clock at practices. “I could see everybody else practicing,” Kelly said, “and I couldn’t be out there with them.” Her next six months consisted of rehab, beginning with bending exercises to regain full motion, then on to strength-building. Throughout the difficult process, the thought of returning for her senior season kept Kelly motivated. Said Wright: “She kept a positive attitude about everything.”

signing letters of intent Dec. 19. They, along with four other midyear transfers, will enroll in time for the spring semester. Bolton and several others from both the juco and prep ranks are expected to sign with Kansas on Feb. 6, the first day of the regular signing period.

McDougald an all-star Former KU safety Bradley McDougald, a senior from Dublin, Ohio, on Wednesday announced via Twitter that he had accepted an invitation to the annual East-West Shrine Game, a college football all-star showcase that features some of the top talent from around the country and works to benefit Shriners hospitals. This year’s game, the 88th edition, will kick off at 3 p.m., Jan. 19 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised by NFL Network. Former Jayhawk Steven Johnson, now with the Denver Broncos, played in the 2012 Shrine Game.

The end of July signaled a return to basketball activities. Kelly never doubted herself, in part because she had seen Free State’s Jackie Garcia return from the same injury to play her senior year “It was scary getting right back into it,” Kelly said of jumping and making hard cuts when she returned. “But now I don’t think about it at all, really.” As LHS (1-3) practices during the winter break, Kelly feels 100 percent, even while wearing braces on both legs — one to support her rejuvenated left knee and one to support her right kneecap. She might never lead Lawrence in scoring, but Wood holds great respect for her because of her senior leadership and the depth she provides off the LHS bench. “She gave up her knee for our basketball program,” Wood said, “and never complained about it.” Kelly is too happy about playing to spend any time griping. She said, if anything, her injury has affected her by making her work harder. “Any play,” she said, “could be your last play, pretty much.”

Area athletes invited to Shrine Bowl J-W Staff Reports

Area football players Nick Becker of Eudora High, Dayton Valentine of Baldwin, Marc Walbridge of McLouth and Staton Rebeck of Mill Valley have been selected to represent the East all-star team in the Kansas Shrine Bowl. They will team with city selections Cody Stanclift, Free State, and Brad

Strauss, Lawrence in the 40th Shrine Bowl on July 27, 2013, at Washburn University, in Topeka. The city products will have a familiar assistant coach on the East staff in FSHS head coach Bob Lisher. This marks Lisher’s fourth time serving as a Shrine Bowl coach — his third as an assistant after serving as head coach in 2006.



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Spartans spill Bowling Green WASHINGTON (AP) — The best season in San Jose State history? There’s a good case for it, yet it’s one nobody could make if the person with the awkward role of interim, onthe-way-out coach hadn’t finished the job. The Spartans are done for the year with an 11-2 record. Ten wins go to Mike MacIntyre, who rebuilt a program that was 1-12 just two years ago before leaving this month for a better payday at Colorado. Win No. 11 goes to defensive coordinator Kent Baer, who was put in charge and got to speak in a victorious locker room after Thursday’s 29-20 win over Bowling Green in the Military Bowl. “I didn’t cry, but I wanted to,” Baer said. “I stood tall, took a couple of deep breaths. It’s been a little emotional the last few days.” Baer wanted to stay at San Jose State, but he was passed over for the fulltime job in favor of San Diego’s Ron Caragher and plans to follow MacIntyre to Colorado. With all those distractions going on, the No. 24 Spartans could be forgiven for being a little rattled ahead of their first bowl game since 2006. Instead, San Jose State, in the national rankings for the first time since 1975, capped the year with a seven-game winning streak for its first 11-win season since 1940, recovering quickly from the shock of MacIntyre’s departure with the help of Baer. “We were kind of, ‘What’s going to happen next year?’” defensive end Travis Johnson said. “We started thinking too much, and we started trying to figure out what coaches are going to be here, what players are going to be here, and then coach Baer came in the next day and he basically told us that it

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SAN JOSE STATE RECEIVER KYLE NUNN, left, is congratulated by teammates Jon Meyer (79), Peter Tuitupou (15) and Keenan Brown after scoring a touchdown in the Military Bowl on Thursday in Washington. SJSU beat Bowling Green, 29-20. doesn’t matter — and what SUMMARY we set out to do, we’re going to accomplish. No. 24 San Jose State 29, “It stopped all the Bowling Green 20 thought of coach Mac be- San Jose State 7 3 9 10 — 29 Bowling Green 3 3 7 7 — 20 ing gone. We still thought First Quarter SJS-Nunn 33 pass from Fales (Lopez about him, but it was, 10:05. ‘OK, he’s somewhere else. kick), BG-FG Tate 28, 3:57. We’re going to go and get Second Quarter BG-FG Tate 33, 14:55. the win and we’re going to SJS-FG Lopez 36, 1:40. do it with what we have.’” Third Quarter BG-Samuel 8 run (Stein kick), 12:05. What they do have is a SJS-Safety, 4:18. stellar quarterback, David SJS-C.Jones 18 pass from Fales Fales, who led the nation (Lopez kick), 2:16. Fourth Quarter in completion percentBG-Pettigrew 1 run (Stein kick), 10:26. age in the regular season. SJS-FG Lopez 27, 4:43. SJS-Eskridge 1 run (Lopez kick), 2:34. The dart-throwing transA-17,835. fer started strong and finSJS BG 19 12 ished stronger in the wind First downs Rushes-yards 23-(-15) 30-105 and cold at RFK Stadium, Passing 395 159 33-43-0 16-35-0 completing 33 of 43 pass- Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 24 0 es for 395 yards and two Punts-Avg. 7-31.9 8-27.8 touchdowns. Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1 4-30 5-55 Fales led the drive that Penalties-Yards Time of Possession 30:48 29:12 set up Austin Lopez’s 27- INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-San Jose St., Eskridge yard field goal with 4:43 Liaina 1-2, Team 3-(minus 4), remaining, and De’Leon 13-33, Fales 1-(minus 9), C.Jones 1-(minus 12), Eskridge’s one-yard run Nunn 1-(minus 12), Ervin 3-(minus 13). Green, Pettigrew 7-59, Samuel with 2:34 left provided the Bowling 17-32, Hopgood 2-13, J.Stokes 1-1. insurance. Fales was an PASSING-San Jose St., Fales 33-43-0unknown when he arrived 395. Bowling Green, Schilz 16-35-0-159. RECEIVING-San Jose St., Grigsby on campus in the spring, 9-134, Carr 7-50, C.Jones 6-73, Otten 3-36, Eskridge 3-6, Ervin 2-49, Liaina but he quickly became the Nunn 1-33. Bowling Green, Gallon offensive leader the Spar- 2-14, 7-73, Burbrink 3-46, Bayer 2-12, Samuel 2-12, Joplin 1-10, Hopgood 1-6. tans needed.


SUMMARY Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Cincinnati 3 14 10 21 — 48 Duke 16 0 8 10 — 34 First Quarter Duke-Connette 5 run (kick blocked), 11:48. Duke-FG Martin 33, 6:12. Duke-Foster 0 blocked punt return (Martin kick), 4:45. Cin-FG Miliano 45, 1:43. Second Quarter Cin-McClung 25 pass from Kay (Miliano kick), 4:02. Cin-Abernathy 41 pass from Kay (Miliano kick), :42. Third Quarter Cin-FG Miliano 27, 10:02. Cin-Winn 46 run (Miliano kick), 7:41. Duke-Vernon 10 pass from Renfree (Blakeney pass from Renfree), 3:00. Fourth Quarter Duke-Reeves 2 pass from Connette (Martin kick), 12:45. Cin-Moore 25 pass from Kay (Miliano kick), 11:19. Duke-FG Martin 52, 7:24. Cin-Kelce 83 pass from Kay (Miliano kick), :44. Cin-Temple 55 interception return (Miliano kick), :14. A-48,128. Cin Duke First downs 18 36 Rushes-yards 28-222 39-200 Passing 332 360 Comp-Att-Int 17-25-0 38-50-2 Return Yards 76 71 Punts-Avg. 5-31.4 1-79.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties-Yards 6-59 5-48 Time of Possession 26:18 33:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Cincinnati, Winn 16-130, Kay 10-76, McClung 1-14, Luallen 1-2. Duke, Snead 17-107, Duncan 10-37, Thompson 4-30, Crowder 1-12, Connette 5-8, Renfree 2-6. PASSING-Cincinnati, Kay 17-25-0-332. Duke, Renfree 37-49-2-358, Connette 1-1-0-2. RECEIVING-Cincinnati, Kelce 5-123, McClung 3-110, Abernathy 3-44, Winn 3-12, Thompkins 2-18, Moore 1-25. Duke, Vernon 10-119, Crowder 6-49, Scott 5-60, Duncan 5-27, Connette 4-31, Blakeney 3-26, Thompson 2-35, Reeves 2-8, Snead 1-5.

the ACC’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, had 190 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in his final game for the Blue Devils. Duke, which came in having allowed 51 points and an average of 294.5 yards rushing over its previous four games, strug-

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Today’s games

Phoenix at Indiana, 6 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 8 p.m. gled to stop Cincinnati New York at Sacramento, after the first quarter. 9 p.m. The Bearcats piled up

Cincinnati stuns Duke CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brendon Kay wasn’t sure if he’d get another shot. When he did, he made the most of it. Duke running back Josh Snead fumbled at the Cincinnati five-yard line with 1:20 left, and Kay threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go, lifting the Bearcats to an improbable 48-34 victory over the Blue Devils on Thursday night. Kay threw for 332 yards, and his four scoring passes were a Belk Bowl record. Duke appeared to have the game in hand and was driving for the goahead score — and its first bowl victory since 1961 — but the final 80 seconds proved disastrous. With the game tied at 34, Snead fumbled, and Bearcats defensive lineman John Williams recovered. Kay quickly took advantage of the change in momentum, connecting with Kelce down the middle for the go-ahead score. Kelce got behind the Duke defense on a seam route, caught the ball in stride and raced the final 60 yards to the end zone as Blue Devils fans looked on in stunned silence. Cincinnati (10-3) sealed it on the next series when Maalik Bomar came crashing into Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, forcing a deflection that Nick Temple returned 55 yards for a touchdown. Renfree threw for 358 yards — another Belk Bowl record — for the Blue Devils (6-7). Conner Vernon,


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Philadelphia at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games Indiana at Atlanta, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. Okla. City at Houston, 7 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 9 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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Thunder 111, Mavericks 105, OT OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 40 points, while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help Oklahoma City beat Dallas on Thursday night for its 11th straight victory at home. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and matched his season high with 17 rebounds as Oklahoma City charged back from 10 points down in the final 7:17 of regulation and found a way to win after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season. Darren Collison scored a season-best 32 points for Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points in his second game back after offseason knee surgery, showing some rust down the stretch. Westbrook turned the game around with six straight points after the Mavs had gone up 104-101 on Chris Kaman’s bucket inside midway through overtime. Westbrook had a layup, hit a jumper over Nowitzki and then made a leaping steal of an O.J. Mayo pass that led to a fast-break layup. DALLAS (105) Da.Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Marion 5-12 4-4 14, Kaman 7-14 3-3 17, D.Collison 13-22 2-2 32, Mayo 1-7 1-3 4, Nowitzki 3-11 2-2 9, Brand 3-5 0-0 6, Carter 3-10 0-0 9, Douglas-Roberts 2-5 0-0 4, Crowder 1-2 1-1 4, Do.Jones 2-5 1-1 6. Totals 40-95 14-16 105. OKLAHOMA CITY (111) Durant 13-28 10-10 40, Ibaka 7-10 5-8 19, Perkins 0-6 0-0 0, Westbrook 7-20 2-3 16, Sefolosha 3-7 0-0 8, Martin 6-12 4-4 18, N.Collison 0-1 2-2 2, Thabeet 1-2 0-1 2, Jackson 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 39-93 23-28 111. Dallas 29 16 36 17 7—105 Oklahoma City 21 22 30 25 13—111 3-Point Goals-Dallas 11-24 (D.Collison 4-4, Carter 3-6, Do.Jones 1-1, Crowder 1-2, Nowitzki 1-4, Mayo 1-5, Marion 0-1, Douglas-Roberts 0-1), Oklahoma City 10-25 (Durant 4-8, Jackson 2-4, Martin 2-4, Sefolosha 2-6, Westbrook 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsDallas 55 (Marion 9), Oklahoma City 61 (Ibaka 17). Assists-Dallas 22 (Marion 7), Oklahoma City 23 (Westbrook 10). Total Fouls-Dallas 19, Oklahoma City 18. Technicals-Dallas defensive three second. A-18,203 (18,203).

How former Jayhawks fared Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Min: 18. Pts: 2. Reb: 2. Ast: 2. Paul Pierce, Boston Late game.

554 total yards of offense, including 130 yards on the ground by George Winn. Duke wasn’t too shabby on offense, either, as the two teams combined for a Belk Bowl-record 1,114 yards. Oklahoma State vs. Harvard at San Diego, 9 p.m. Kay’s MVP perforTexas vs. Iowa at San Diego, 10 p.m. mance comes after a ca- Big 12 Men College Bowls Saturday, Dec. 29 Overall League reer beset by injuries, but Cal St. Northridge at Oklahoma, 1 Thursday, Dec. 27 W L W L Military Bowl p.m. this turned out to be his Kansas 10 1 0 0 At Washington Air Force at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. night to shine. Oklahoma State 10 1 0 0 San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Kansas State at UC Santa Barbara, Kansas State 9 2 0 0 Belk Bowl 4 p.m. The Bearcats trailed Iowa State 9 3 0 0 At Charlotte, N.C. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at TCU, 16-0 before rattling off 27 Baylor 8 3 0 0 Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 5 p.m. 7 3 0 0 straight points to seem- Oklahoma Southeastern Louisiana at Baylor, 7 Holiday Bowl 8 4 0 0 At San Diego p.m. ingly take control, and the TCU Texas 7 5 0 0 Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), (n) Sunday, Dec. 30 5 4 0 0 big turning point came Texas Tech Today’s Games Texas vs. TBA at San Diego West Virginia 6 5 0 0 Independence Bowl Oklahoma State vs. TBA at San Diego from Cincinnati lineback- Today’s Games At Shreveport, La. Houston at Texas Tech, 2 p.m. er Greg Blair. North Carolina A&T at Texas Tech, Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), Alabama State at Iowa State, 3:30 With Duke leading 16-3 6 p.m. 1 p.m. (ESPN) p.m. Baylor at Gonzaga, 7 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 2 and looking for more, Saturday, Dec. 29 At Orlando, Fla. Kansas State at Kansas, 7 p.m. American University at Kansas, 7 Renfree fired a pass over Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), Baylor at TCU, 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) the middle for running p.m. Rice at Texas, 1 p.m. Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. UMKC at Kansas State, 6 p.m. back Jela Duncan, who At Houston Texas at Iowa State, 7 p.m. Ohio at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. lunged for the goal line Sunday, Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), Saturday, Jan. 5 Dec. 30 8 p.m. (ESPN) Kansas at West Virginia, 6:30 p.m. but was hit by Blair and Mississippi Valley State at TCU, 3 p.m. Oklahoma at Texas, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia, fumbled. Blair recovered 3 p.m. TCU at Kansas State, 6 p.m. Iowa State at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. and suddenly the Bearcats Monday, Dec. 31 Sunday, Jan. 6 Florida A&M at Texas Tech, noon had a shot. BASEBALL Oklahoma State at Baylor, 4:30 p.m. South Dakota at Kansas State, 1 p.m. Cincinnati came to life National League Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Tuesday, Jan. 8 MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms Kansas at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. a short time later when Oklahoma, 2 p.m. with RHP John Maine on a minor league Gonzaga at Oklahoma State, 5 p.m. Kay connected on a 25- Tuesday, contract. Jan. 1 College Men PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated yard touchdown pass to Yale at Iowa State, noon EAST RHP Chad Beck for assignment. Saturday, Jan. 5 Canisius 87, Alcorn St. 74 Anthony McClung, cutBASKETBALL Oklahoma State at Kansas State, Yeshiva 66, John Jay 62, OT ting the Duke lead to 16- 12:30 p.m. National Basketball Association SOUTH BROOKLYN NETS — Fired coach Avery Texas at Baylor, 1 p.m. 10. Kay’s second scoring FAU 61, Troy 54 Johnson. Promoted assistant coach P.J. Oklahoma at West Virginia, 3 p.m. W. Kentucky 76, FIU 63 pass, a 41-yard strike to Carlesimo to interim coach. Texas Tech at TCU, 5 p.m. MIDWEST FOOTBALL Abernathy, capped a 98- Sunday, Jan. 6 Akron 83, Texas Southern 68 National Football League Temple at Kansas, TBA yard drive in the final Tuesday, IUPUI 88, IPFW 74 BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed WR Jan. 8 New Mexico 55, Cincinnati 54 two minutes of the first Baylor at Texas Tech, 6 p.m. LaQuan Williams on injured reserve. W. Illinois 73, Oakland 63 CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed G half and gave the Bearcats SOUTHWEST Amini Silatolu on injured reserve. Big 12 Women Arkansas St. 87, Louisiana-Lafayette their first lead. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed TE Steve Overall League 70 Skelton to the practice squad. Cincinnati carried the W L W L FAR WEST JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed DB State 9 0 0 0 momentum into the sec- Oklahoma BYU 84, N. Arizona 54 Curtis Holcomb to the practice squad. Baylor 9 1 0 0 ond half, scoring on their Iowa State NEW YORK JETS — Placed CB Aaron 7 1 0 0 College Women Berry on injured reserve. 9 2 0 0 first two possessions. Kansas EAST PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed DB 9 2 0 0 Tony Miliano connected Oklahoma Hampton 62, St. Peter’s 40 Walter McFadden and WR Bert Reed to Texas Tech 9 2 0 0 SOUTH the practice squad. 7 2 0 0 from 25 yards out and Texas Middle Tennessee 66, North Texas 64 ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed DE Mason State 8 3 0 0 Winn cut back against the Kansas Brodine to the practice squad. MIDWEST West Virginia 7 3 0 0 grain and raced 46 yards TCU COLLEGE Ohio St. 88, VCU 50 6 4 0 0 CREIGHTON — Announced senior G Wis.-LaCrosse 66, Ripon 56 Games for his 13th touchdown of Today’s Wis.-Stevens Pt. 74, Milwaukee Josh Jones is quitting the men’s basAppalachian State at West Virginia, the season. ketball team for medical reasons. Engineering 35 6 p.m.


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Bob Billings & Crestline Leasing Immediately, Spring and Aug. 2013 $250 per person deposit No App Fee!



Hampton Court Apts. 2350 Ridge Court, #20 785-843-6177

Half off Jan. rent! 1BR W/D, Pool, Gym

550 Stoneridge 1 and 2 Bedroom Apts. Salt Water Pool, Business Center, Fire Side Lounge and Tennis Court Call Today 785-830-8600


Go to or call 785-832-1000.

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


UP TO FOUR PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM! All packages include AT LEAST 7 days online, 2 photos online, 4000 chracters online, and one week in top ads.

3BR, 2 story, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 3624 W. 7th, has study, FP, unfinished bsmt, C/A, dw, W/D hooks, 1 pet ok, $1100, 785-841-5797

First Month Free! 2BR, in a 4-plex. New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, countertop. W/D is included. $575/mo. 785-865-2505


VILLAS & TOWNHOMES * 1 BR, 870 sq. ft. Covered Parking * 2 BR, 1,300 sq. ft. * 3 BR, 1,700 sq. ft. 2-Car Garage * Small Pets Accepted Showings By Appointment www.mallardproperties Call 785-842-1524


Move-in Specials Units avail. NOW 2BR apts, 2BR Townhomes, 3BR Townhomes VILLA 26 APARTMENTS & Townhomes Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes Move-in Specials 2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $685/mo. 785-842-5227

Office Space



• 2 & 3 BR, 2 baths • some w/walkout bsmt. • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free Call for Specials 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

First Month Free!

3BR, 2 or 2.5 bath- 2 car w/openers W/D hookups, FP, major appls. Lawn care & snow removal 785-865-2505

HAWTHORN TOWNHOMES *Call For Specials* 3 Bedroom w/Garage Pets under 60lbs OK! 785-842-3280


Blowout Specials Call for Details

625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

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

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

Appliances Full length sun lamp for psoriasis treatment $100. Please call or texts 785-893-4176 Refrigerator, Older pool refrigerator Please call or 785-893-4176

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Clothing Pair of Hi-Tec fall/winter hiking boots—waterproof & insulated leather. Size 9.5 wide (EE). Original cost $150. Worn only a few miles in town—they were too small for me. Ex. condition. $40. Call 785-864-3037/ 785-749-0670

Chevrolet 2011 Malibu LT, GM certified with 2 years of scheduled maintenance included, power equipment, cruise control, steering wheel controls, stk#18083A only $16,352 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Firewood-Stoves Hardwood Firewood, split, seasoned, and delivered. Full size pickup load $100. 785-843-TREE (8733)

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

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


Mongoose Men’s bicycle, 26”, 21 speed, blue, extras. Near new - Great gift! $100 785-691-5214

3 year old female bassett hound, housebroken, has shots, great w/kids & dogs, $50. 913-638-4787

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 23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500

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 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER 23rd & Alabama Lawrence

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 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 23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500

Nearly new Iron Man Inversion table, relieve back pain/tension. Easy, safe, $100 785-691-5214


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)

2005 Ford Focus ZX5

Wheelchair, used, Big man’s wheelchair with oxygen tank bracket, Free. 785-505-1792

Sports-Fitness Equipment

Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200

Chevrolet 2010 Camaro RS, one owner, GM certified, remote start, alloy wheels, On Star, 2 years of maintenance included, very sharp! Stk#328131 only $22,815. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Medical Equipment

Pianos, Kimball console $575, Howard Spinet $525, Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet, $475. Gulbranson Spinet $450. Price includes tuning & delivery. 785-832-9906

2011 Ford Focus

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

Seasoned Mixed Firewood for sale. Lawrence area. Delivery available. Call Pine Landscape Center. 785-843-6949

Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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

Cadillac 2008 DTS Luxury II V8, leather heated & cooled seats, remote start, alloy wheels, all the luxury without the luxury price! Stk#543052 only $16,815 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2005 Chevy Cavalier, 4cyl, 91k miles, a/t, clean car, 7995.00 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Winter Special!

430 Eisenhower Drive Showing by Appt. Call 785-842-1524 www.mallardproperties

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 2441 W. 6th Stt. 785-856-6100 24/7

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring, 4cy, only 47K, $7.800

Chevrolet 2011 Malibu LTZ, one owner trade in, GM certified with 2yrs of scheduled maintenance included, remote start, traction control, leather heated seats, sunroof, Bose sound, very sharp!! Stk#32293A1 only $17,245. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Treadmill, Like New, heavy you haul. Free. 785-505-1792

* Luxurious Apt. Villas * 1BR, 1 bath, 870 sq. ft. * Fully Equipped * Granite countertops * 1 car covered parking

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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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

Seasoned Mixed Firewood, $80 per half cord. $160 full cord. 3 miles S. of Lawrence. Call Lloyd 785-842-4502 2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to I-70. Includes paid cable. Pets under 20 lbs. allowed Call 785-842-2575

23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500

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

1BR, furnished, in quiet, neat home. Perfect for student, non-smoker preferred. $475. 785-979-4406


• 2BR, 2 bath avail. • W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New appls. & carpets • Maintenance free Call for Specials 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

2002 Buick LeSabre Custom-99K, AT, AC, CD, Cruise, Steering Radio Controls, 2-owner, Save $4,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2BR, 2 bath, in Lecompton, in quiet park, first month’s rent FREE! $560/mo. Call 785-887-6584

Available Now 400 sq. ft. Office Space 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy $500 w/ all utilities paid (785) 842-2 2475


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.

(785) 841-4785

Mobile Homes


2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

Available Now 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Homes $850 - $1150

3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appls. included, 6201 W. 6th, pets welcome $1,250/mo. 785-218-7264



2BR, 715 Maine, 2 bath, 3 story, C/A, W/D hookups, DW, 2 car garage, 1 pet ok, $1350, 785-841-5797

3BR, 2Bth, 1 Car Garage duplex, 3420 Augusta, W/D hookups, no pets, avail. immediately, $850/mo, $850/sec dep Randy Ham 766-7575

Saddlebrook & Overland Pointe

Hunters Ridge Apts.

2730 Maverick, $850/mo, 3 BR, 1 bath, basement, large fenced yard, available now. Heritage Realty 785-841-1412

SUNRISE VILLAGE Check out our new patios! $300-$400 off 1st mo. rent! 3-4BR, gar, W/D, KU bus route, 785-841-8400

Canyon Court Apts 700 Comet Lane Lawrence (785)832-8805


2BR, Amazing old stone house just S. of town, modern amenities. No pets/ smoking. $1170/mo. Please call 785- 841-2828.

2BR, W/D hookups, dishwasher, patio, garage, no pets, $525, $550 & $600. 785-841-5454



Limited time Only: Sign a lease, get $250 off 2nd month’s rent! Prices starting at $449/bedroom. Located on bus route, close to KU and access to upgraded amenities, including 24-hour clubhouse, fitness center, business center, 2 bark parks and indoor basketball court. Call 785-842-5111 for more info or visit

Call for Specials!

W/D, pet friendly 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Reduced Deposits

All proceeds benefit the Lawrence Community!

The Social Service League Since 1863

785.843.4040 Senior Rent Specials & Short Term Leases Avail. fox_runapartments@ 4500 OVERLAND DR.



Great Gift Ideas! No shipping - Pick up Locally! The Social Service League’s New Online Thrift Boutique! Part of the “Keep it in Lawrence” Campaign!

1BRs — 622 Schwarz. CA, laundry, off-street parking, No pets. $435/mo. Gas & water paid. 785-841-5797

“A Lasting Gift”

785-843-2078 Jan. 7, 2012-Jan. 31, 2012 8a -2:30p Mon-Thurs. Jan. 22, 2013 - Apr. 18, 2013 Mon & Wed, 5:00p-9:00p Tues & Thurs, 5:00p-9:00p Ask about online classes Call now 785-331-2025

1BR — 740-1/2 Massachusetts, above Wa Restaurant, 1 bath, CA. $600/mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Apartments Unfurnished

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

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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7 Need an apartment? Place your ad at or email

2012 Ford Fusion SE 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 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER 23rd & Alabama Lawrence

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BUSINESS Accounting

Carpets & Rugs

Caroline H. Eddinger, CPA, LLC Tax Services Business Consulting /eddinger-cpa (785) 550-4149

New Easy-Care Floors At Warehouse Savings!

Kitchen & Bath


Automotive Sales Buying Junk & Repairable Vehicles. Cash Paid. Free Tow. U-Call, We-Haul! Call 785-633-7556

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 bryant-collision-repair

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

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

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Fast Update with Ceramic Tile Wood Laminates Oak Planks Vinyl Tiles Vinyl Rolls

Carpet Remnants

Soft, Warm & Quiet Room-Size Overstocks At Warehouse Savings! • Guest Bedroom • Family Room • Playroom • Living Room • ANY Room! Bring your room sizes and let’s get started! D-I-Y or use the Pro’s!

Warehouse prices 40%-70% less than showroom stores. Jennings’

Westside 66 & Car Wash

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

Carpet Cleaning Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

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


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Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. 785-840-4266 STARTING or BUILDING a Business?


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Foundation Repair

Cecil Construction LLC All your home improvement needs specailizing in new const., siding, windows, doors, additions, decks, Fully ins. 785-312-0813

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Decks & Fences

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

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

Stacked Deck

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


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

Wagner’s 785-749-1696

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

Home Improvements JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 jtconstruction JB’s Handyman Remodeling Over 20 years exp. All small remodel jobs in the Lawrence area. Specializing in Drywall. Call David 785-331-5773

Electrical Garage Doors

For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor

Heating & Cooling

Light Up The Season! • Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at /freestategaragedoors

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

Year round storage


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Buy locally with confidence. A Jennings store for over 25 years


Janitorial Services Business-Commercial-Industrial Housecleaning Carpet Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning The “Greener Cleaner” Locallly Owned Since 1983 Free Estimates

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Decorative & Regular Drives, Walks & Patios Custom Jayhawk Engraving Jayhawk Concrete 785-979-5261

Stress Free for you and your pet.

Green Grass Lawn Care Mowing, Yard Clean-up, Tree Trimming, Snow Removal. Insured all jobs considered 785-312-0813/785-893-1509


Precision Plumbing

1783 E 1500 Rd, Lawrence


New Construction Service & Repair Commercial & Residential FREE ESTIMATES Licensed & Insured

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Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing / electrical & more. 785-841-6254

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


Moving-Hauling Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 40 Years (785) 841-2112 lawrencemarketplace. com/kastl

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Complete Roofing Services Professional Staff Quality Workmanship lawrenceroofing

Prompt Superior Service Residential * Commercial Tear Off * Reroofs

Free Estimates

Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz


Recycling Services


A. B. Painting & Repair

No Job Too Big or Small

Insurance Work Welcome

785-764-9582 mclaughlinroofing

Tree/Stump Removal

Bus. 913-269-0284


Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal

Apply at Or Call (785) 842-1515 BETTER WORK BETTER LIFE adecco

NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

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


Aquatech Seamless Guttering Proven Leaf guards Popular Colors available Free Est. 913-634-9784


Renovations Kitchen/Bath Remodels House Additions & Decks Quality Work Affordable Prices


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

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

Al 785-331-6994

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(785) 550-1565 Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, Powerwash 785-766-5285

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

12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 recyclecenter Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, 501 Maple, Lawrence. 785-841-4855 lonnies

Repairs and Services


TWO GOOD PAINTERS 785-424-5860 Husband & wife team excellent refs. 20yrs. exp. Mark & Carolyn Collins

All Your Banking Needs

Artisan Floor Company

Hardwood Floor Installation, Refinishing and Repair Locally Owned, Insured, Free Estimates 785-691-6117


Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

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Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119

Chris Tree Service

20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659

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Trimming, removal, & stump grinding by Lawrence locals Certified by Kansas Arborists Assoc. since 1997 “We specialize in preservation and restoration” Ins. & Lic. visit online 785-843-TREE (8733)

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

One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351

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

Utility Trailers

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Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

Unsightly black streaks of mold & dirt on your roof?

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Serving individuals, farmers & business owners 785-331-3607


Locally owned & operated.

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Your Local Concrete Repair Specialist Foundation & Crack Repair Driveways- Sidewalks-Patios Sandblasting-Concrete Sawing Core Drilling 888-326-2799 Lawrence

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Call Calli 785-766-8420 Find us on Facebook Pine Landscape Center 785-843-6949

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Realty Executives - Hedges Joy Neely 785-371-3225 lynncommunications

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Pet Services

15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 starvingartist

General Services

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Sport Utility-4x4 Chevrolet 1999 Suburban, in shiny white with super clean interior. Beautiful wheels, rear air, 3rd row, MUCH more. 4X4. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

2010 Ford Fusion SE 110k, AT, AC, CD, Steering Radio Controls, Keyless Entry, 1-owner, Clean $11,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7

2009 Honda Accord EX-L, a/t, 4cyl, black ext, black leather int, 37k miles, 18732.00 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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

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

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

2006 Lexus ES 330-137K, AT, CD Changer, Moonroof, Navigation, Heated/Cooled Leather, Clean $10,900. View pictures at 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

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

2008 Lincoln MKZ

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

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

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

Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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

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.

2008 Ford Edge SEL

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

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

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

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

Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

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

Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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GMC 2010 Terrain SLE, one owner, GM certified with 2 years of scheduled maintenance included, alloy wheels, On Star, power equipment, stk#53828A1 only $20,415. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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 LAIRD NOLLER 23rd & Alabama 843-3500

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2006 GMC Yukon Denali AWD -119K, AT, Dual Zone Climate Control, CD Changer, Moonroof, Heated Leather, 1-owner, Third Row $13,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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Limited AWD-80K, AT, CD Changer, Heated Leather, Moonroof, Florida Car, Nice $13,900.

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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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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Buick 2008 Enclave CXL AWD, one owner, running boards, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, navigation, On Star, DVD, loaded! Stk#451741 only $23,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2003 Honda CR-V EX-122K, AT, Cruise, Moonroof, CD Changer, 2-owner, Save $9,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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

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2009 Smart ForTwo Passion 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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2003 Honda CR-V EX 4WD-122K, AT, AC, CD Changer, Moonroof, Cruise, 2-owner, Clean $9,500. 2008 Buick Enclave CXL 97K, AT, Heated Leather, Dual Moonroof, CD Changer, DVD System, 2-owner, Third Row $17,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500 BMW 2007 335I, one owner, leather heated memory seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, very nice! Stk#18259 only $22,714. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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

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

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

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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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7

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

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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

2009 Nissan Maxima

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

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2006 Ford Escape XLT, local trade, 6 cyl, a/t, 4wd, black ext, 93k miles, clean suv, 11988.00

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

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2008 Nissan Rogue S

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

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

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4WD-117K, AT, AC, CD, Cruise, Keyless Entry, 1-owner, Nice $10,900.

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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 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Convertible with all the options. Leather, Navigation, Automatic, V6 engine. Only 67K miles. P1033A $16,748 23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500

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

2007 Toyota Camry Solara

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

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GMC 2008 Yukon Denali, AWD, sunroof, leather heated seats, remote start, Bose sound, DVD, navigation, running boards, stk#445781 only $29,655. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 GMC 2003 Yukon SLT. Local family trade-in. 4X4, leather, and loads of options! Beautiful platinum gray. 125K miles and under $10,000. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 7

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Dear Annie: I am a fortunate mother of four beautiful little girls, all under the age of 8. While I am not overweight, I could be in better shape. How do I handle strangers and distant acquaintances who approach me and ask me when my baby is due? I do have a little bit of a belly, but it is quite a stretch to assume that I am pregnant. I find this to be incredibly rude and then embarrassing when I have to say that I am not actually pregnant. I would never approach a stranger to inquire about her pregnancy unless she brought it up first. It is always women, never men, who do this. One would think they might be a bit more understanding in this department. — No, I Am Not Trying for a Boy Dear Not: We think people often open their mouths before their brains are in gear. No

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one should ever assume a woman is pregnant based on her appearance. It is asking for trouble. But we will also say that if this happens to you so frequently that it is disturbing, you might want to reconsider your choice of clothing. You may be accentuating your tummy area more than you realize. Dear Annie: Twice in the past year I have been at events where you could win some grand prize, vacation trip or other gift. The entry forms required filling

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in my name, address, phone and email. I found out the hard way that this isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. The first time, someone called to say I’d won a free trip. But the salesperson insisted that in order to claim my prize, I had to come to a specific address and tour townhomes. I went and discovered that I didn’t win anything at all. The second time (for which I supposedly won a free car), I didn’t answer their calls, and then I blocked their number, but the calls continued. I ended up phoning them and asked them to stop calling me, but they wouldn’t listen. Finally, I said it was harassment, and the salesman said he would take my name off his list. Tell people to be careful about those entry forms. It could be a scam. — Texas Dear Texas: These


For Friday, Dec. 28:

This year you often think one way about an issue but act on it in a different way. You’ll feel one thing, but think you should do something else. If you are single, you will meet someone who knocks your socks There’s no trouble like “Teen off. If you are attached, openly disTrouble” (9 p.m., Lifetime). In cuss your mental process in order to this new series, author and mo- avoid any negative responses. tivational speaker Josh Shipp promises to “embed” himself in The Stars Show the Kind of Day a different teen’s life every week. You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; He helps at-risk youths confront 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult their problems, along with their parents, teachers and peers. Aries (March 21-April 19) Shipp speaks from experience,  You could find yourself having been abandoned at birth on both the giving and receiving end and marooned in a number of of a surprise. A partner might be foster homes, where he experi- difficult when it comes to financial enced abuse and addiction before matters. Tonight: Flex. he turned his life around. In the Taurus (April 20-May 20) first “Trouble,” he confronts an  Keep conversations Indiana girl too wild to be con- moving, especially if you think there tained by her small rural town. is an underlying problem. Yes, you

Internet sites and smart- eventually will have to deal with phones help this issue, but the timing is off right us choose now. Tonight: Hang out with a loved hotels with one. good reputaGemini (May 21-June 20) tions. What if  Know what is going on you’re lookbehind the scenes. You might find ing for an inn that you’re not ready to deal with all with a more sordid history? One of the consequences involved with a filled with murder, shootings, partnership and/or a money matter. hangings and suicide? The gang Tonight: Do what feels right. on “Ghost Adventures” (8 p.m., Cancer (June 21-July 22) Travel) glances back at some ho The Full Moon points to tels with the most grisly stories. you. As a result, you might be reacAn original episode of “The tive and cause yourself a problem. Dead Files” (9 p.m., Travel) fol- Tonight: Do your thing. lows, set at a Wichita, Kan., farm Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) reportedly beset with paranor Much is going on behind mal activity of a malevolent na- the scenes. Acting on what you ture. think could be difficult at best. Tonight: Not to be found. Tonight’s other highlights:

Tamed dragons flee just before the holidays on “DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” (7 p.m., Fox).

On three episodes of “Undercover Boss” (CBS), window treatments (7 p.m.), septic tanks for the memories (8 p.m.), a sign of change (9 p.m.).

Anachronisms abound in the 2011 special “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (7:30 p.m., Fox).

Bickering sisters get some tough love and advice on “Kitchen Nightmares” (8 p.m., Fox).

A journalist concludes her visit to the land where biblical stories originated on “Back to the Beginning With Christiane Amanpour” (8 p.m., ABC).

Some of the guys come clean about their pasts on “Gold Rush — The Dirt” (8 p.m., Discovery).

New dredges bring fresh hope on “Bering Sea Gold” (9 p.m., Discovery).

“Unearthing Ancient Secrets” (8 p.m., Science) looks at the hard life of soldiers under Alexander the Great.

A Polish song-and-dance team (Carole Lombard and Jack Benny) foils Nazi occupiers in the 1942 comedy “To Be or Not To Be” (9 p.m., TCM). The film was made before the full extent of Nazi atrocities in Poland were known. Even then, its comic take was not warmly received by critics or filmgoers. — Copyright 2012 United Feature Syndicate, distributed by Universal Uclick.

BIRTHDAYS Comic book creator Stan Lee is 90. Actor Martin Milner is 81. Actress Nichelle Nichols is 80. Actress Dame Maggie Smith is 78. Rock singer-musician Edgar Winter is 66. Actor Denzel Washington is 58. Comedian Seth Meyers is 39. Actor Brendan Hines is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer John Legend is 34.



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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Keep your eye on the prize. Do not get distracted by all the hoopla, unexpected events and emotional statements from others. Tonight: Join friends. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Pressure builds. On some level, you could feel out of sync as you look at the panorama of your life. Tonight: TGIF. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  You might want to deal with a situation differently. How you handle a personal matter could change once some of the intensity of the moment dies down. Tonight: Where there is music. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  A creative endeavor takes an unusual turn. A partner could be reactive, especially with finances. Tonight: Answer any questions that are posed. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  The Full Moon affects you socially and emotionally. You might wonder what is going on with an important person in your life. Tonight: Go along with the program. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  You could be past the point of no return when dealing with an associate. You also might give this person an unexpected jolt. Tonight: Get some much-needed R and R. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  You might feel pushed beyond your limit. Rather than express your exasperation, hold back and do something for yourself. Tonight: Only what you want.

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aren’t scams. But they are misleading, and you need to read the fine print. They are similar to lotteries or sweepstakes. Could you win a free vacation or car? Yes. But the odds aren’t in your favor. Someone will win the grand prize, but most people will simply get a tour of townhomes, timeshares or other vacation property. We haven’t seen your entry forms, but we suspect they actually said to fill out the form and “win a free vacation” (no guarantee) or “you have won a free gift,” which could be anything, including the tour you took. We hope readers will take your warning to heart and pay attention to forms where they must put down personal ACROSS contact information.


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46 Arrival-board word 47 The most important point 48 Write again from scratch, as a proposal 52 Tropical fly 55 It’ll slice bologna and cut the mustard 56 Org. once helmed by Helms 57 Planning to vote no 58 Autos’ emergency replacements 61 “The kissing disease,” for short 62 “Peyton Place” actress Wood 63 For all to see 64 Majestic swimmer 65 Tehran is its capital 66 Use different Clairol DOWN 1 Base eight system 2 Sao ___ , Brazil 3 Packing, say 4 On the ___ (fleeing) 5 Fashionable 6 Went around, in baseball 7 Dangerous marine creature 8 Albanian coin 9 Put away, as fodder

10 Fingercymbal clanger 11 Opera solo 12 Any minute 13 Drop in the mailbox 18 Salad type 23 Negative words 25 Intuitive feeling 26 Get gussied up 28 Communion offering 29 Bibliography word 30 Yellowishgreen 31 Congeals 32 Some may be gigantic 33 Distinctive atmosphere 34 Racetrack fence 35 Back-of-thebook section 41 TV hubby of Phyllis 43 One who

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keeps work in balance? Granola’s cousin Proofreader’s mark Aired again, as an old episode Having land Raging-hot There’s no accounting for it Highland hats “___ Falling on Cedars” (Guterson novel) Sicilian volcano “Diff’rent Strokes” actress Plato Standard score on a golf course “If ___ told you once ...”



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

A: Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: IRONY BRING LESSON WINERY Answer: His job at the mine was and wasn’t — BORING


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2004 Honda Element EX Real Time 4x4 from Honda a great car for the family. Easy to keep clean and drive in bad weather. Clean CARFAX. “Jazz Hands” 13B246B $13,995 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 843-3500 Jeep 2007 Liberty Sport. Popular white, clean inside and out. 4X4, chrome wheels, ONE owner, NO accident Jeep, on sale for only $7995. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X, 65K, 4WD, V6, Black Ext, $20.350 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2004 Nissan Xterra XE, 4WD, 109K, V6, $8.333

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

Chevrolet 2003 Astro Cargo AWD. Rare findclean ONE owner Astro with all wheel drive. No longer made, best work van ever. White, very clean, low miles. $7950. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 00 24/7 785-856-610

2005 Yukon Denali, awd, a/t,fully loaded,tan ext, 131k miles,13995.00 Call 785-838-2327 LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Nissan 1997 Pathfinder 4X4. Very clean for age! Chrome wheels. Famous Nissan V6, autmatic. “New sale price- $3995” Burgundy with clean interior. See website for photos Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-610 00 24/7 Nissan 2002 Pathfinder LE in beautiful silver with black leather. Famous Nissan V6, 4X4, moonroof, and more. Awesome midsize SUV. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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We are now your Chevrolet dealer, call us for your service or sales needs! Dale Willey Automotive 785-843-5200 Need an apartment? Place your ad at or email

Ford 2010 F150 Lariat 4wd, one owner, very clean, leather heated & cooled seats, running boards, tow package, alloy wheels, navigation, sunroof, stk#626692 only $33,777.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2005 GMC Canyon SLE Good crew cab truck and MPG. 5 Cyl engine for a little more power and priced to sell. #12T1162A $11,600

Dodge 2006 Ram SLT 4wd, 4.7 V8, power equipment, tow package, soft tonneau cover, crew cab, 20” alloy wheels, stk#51222A3 only $19,598. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Rare SuperCab Lariat with the Flareside bed. 5.4L V8 with leather seats and only 91K miles. Well taken care of and a CARFAX 1-owner. 12T1293A $7,995

Ford 2011 Explorer Limited, one owner trade in, low miles, leather heated seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, remote start, navigation, 3rd row seats, stk#629041 only $31,415.00 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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23rd & Alabama, Lawrence 843-3500 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4X4-77K, AT, Dual Zone Climate Control, CD, Line-X Bed, Cruise Control, Tow Package, 1-owner, Low Miles $17,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

2002 Ford F-150 SuperCrew CARFAX 1-owner and very spacious. Running boards, bed liner, tow package, and power equipment. P10004A $9,330

GMC 2010 Sierra Ext cab, GM Certified with 2yrs of scheduled maintenance included, one owner, running boards, On Star, power equipment. Stk#386021 only $21,455. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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1995 Ford F-250 XL HD, 2wd, A/T, fifth wheel, 163k miles, 7995.00

Honda 2004 Odyssey EX another one owner trade in! Alloy wheels, great dependability, DVD, power equipment, stk#52302A1 only $7,815. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Low miles and 3rd row Sto ‘n’ Go. Built in car seats in the middle row and the LATCH system for other car seats. Great minivan from the original minivan maker. 12C1216A $12,500

Chevrolet 2011 Silverado LS extended cab, one owner, GM certified with 2 years of scheduled maintenance included, tow package, On Star, power equipment, stk#358941 only $22,419. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


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2006 Ford F-350 Lariat, 4wd, a/t, v-8 diesel eng, white ext,53k miles, flint int, 27995.00

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Nissan 2009 Xterra SE 4wd, running boards, ABS, traction control, alloy wheels, local trade, power equipment, stk#159931 only $18,745 Dale Willey 785-843-5200


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

GMC 2011 Sierra SLE Ext cab 4wd, one owner trade in, GM certified with two years of scheduled maintenance included, tow package, bed liner, alloy wheels, On Star, stk#533302 only $26,815. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

GMC 2008 Yukon Denali AWD leather heated seats, sunroof, running boards, remote start, Bose sound, navigation, and much more! Stk#539791 only $28,794. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Lawrence (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World December 28, 2012) In accordance with the statutes governing adverse possession, the West parking lot at 3101 W. 6th, Lawrence, KS, will be closed January 1, 2013. HD Lewis _______

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