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It's Official: Santa Retires and Moves Into Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS

It's Official: Santa Retires and Moves Into Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, Kan. (November 29, 2012) -- After hundreds of years of hard work, Santa Claus has decided to hang up his jingle bells, park his reindeer, close the woodshop and retire. Old St. Nick sold his North Pole residence, downsized and moved into retirement paradise at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, Kan., where he is experiencing life as never before. In a new candid video chronicling his retirement experiences, Santa’s up close and personal moments with neighbors are captured as never before.   While he may have been looking forward to his retirement years, the man in the red suit is shown to be having trouble adapting to life below the North Pole.

KU Hawk Talk Football Kick-Off Rally Set for Sept. 1

KU Hawk Talk Football Kick-Off Rally Set for Sept. 1

(PRESS RELEASE) Kansas football head coach Turner Gill will launch his weekly radio show on Thursday, Sept. 1 as part of the Hawk Talk Kick Off Rally. Hawk Talk with Turner Gill will move to the Salty Iguana on the corner of 6th St., and Wakarusa in 2011 and the season-long show will begin with a bang as it will be a part of a kick off pep rally for Kansas football fans.

The Hawk Talk Kick Off Rally will open at 5 p.m., in the Salty Iguana parking lot with inflatable games for kids, various KU giveaways and multiple vendors on site. Hawk Talk with Turner Gill will broadcast live from inside Salty Iguana from 6-7 p.m.

KU Seeking Honorary Degree Nominations

KU Seeking Honorary Degree Nominations

For the first time, The University of Kansas is preparing to give out honorary degrees and is now accepting nominations for candidates.

The Kansas Board of Regents voted last year to let the six public universities grant honorary degrees, with restrictions.

Qualifications for the nominees include the following characteristics: intellectual, scholarly, professional achievement, creative achievement or service to humanity.

Alumni will be considered, but a connection to the university or the state of Kansas is not essential.

Nominations will be accepted until Aug.15 and reviewed by a committee appointed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. The degrees will be awarded next May at commencement ceremonies.

To nominate a deserving someone, click here.

KU Staff Will Collect Food and Money in Annual Drive

KU Staff Will Collect Food and Money in Annual Drive

 

KU staff are helping the community stretch its food dollar 10 times over this summer.

Former KU Players Ball in Roundball Classic

Former KU Players Ball in Roundball Classic

For the third-consecutive year some of KU's best basketball players from the last 20 years took the court for charity as they participated in the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic June 16 at Lawrence Free State High School.

This year the event raised money for the Souter family of Lawrence, who recently lost their five-year-old daughter, Jayden, to cancer. A silent auction also helped raise money which included such items as signed jerseys from former Jayhawk greats Danny Manning and Drew Gooden, tickets to a Oklahoma City Thunder game courtesy of Nick Collison and signed boxing trunks from "Vicious" Victor Ortiz, Welterweight World Champion and die-hard Kansas fan.

PICTURES: Show Us Your Tattoos

PICTURES: Show Us Your Tattoos

After one woman got a sleeve tattoo of her 152 Facebook friends, we started wondering what kind of tattoos FOX 4 viewers have. (Turns out, that sleeve tattoo was a hoax, but it got us wondering about your tats!) Don't be shy. Show us! Upload your tattoo photos here.

Lawrence Businesses Aid Joplin Tornado Victims

Lawrence Businesses Aid Joplin Tornado Victims

Three Lawrence businesses sent two semi truckloads of items totaling more than 50,000 pounds to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. Great Plains Media, Zarco 66 , Checkers Grocery were the Lawrence-based businesses that participated alongside hundreds of Lawrence residents who pitched in to donate items, load trucks and give support to this initative.