As Christmas Eve turns into Christmas Day, lights in every color shine through the night around the world. Colored bulbs decorate buildings from Ahmadabad, India. Candles illuminate the faces of the faithful at a church in Beijing, China. And Santa Claus floats on a boat full of twinkling lights near Genoa, Italy.
Three years after the state of Kansas raised the speed limit 5 mph to 75 on certain highways, fatalities and injuries are rocketing, according to new numbers compiled by the state Transportation Department.
Wichita State freshmen came up big in an 80-79 overtime win over Hawaii on Tuesday. The No. 11 Shockers (10-1) play George Washington (8-3) on Thursday in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic.
▪ The Diamond Head Classic title may be decided on dangerous territory for the Shockers. Even after making a season-best 77.8 percent from the foul line against Hawaii, the Shockers are shooting 65.9 percent.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s term won’t expire until next month, but a public reception held to honor her Monday in Topeka signaled the looming end of a long and distinguished career of public service to Kansans.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” presents a tale of redemption and transformation. Its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, has become an archetype in Western culture. In the excerpts that follow, we see Scrooge as he encounters the Ghost of Christmas Present, and then transformed. Merry Christmas.