Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Also from April 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
2008 NCAA Fan Photos Coaching the Final Four
Podcasts
Polls
Do you think Big Oil companies should continue to receive tax breaks while making billions in annual profits?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
86%
Yes.
 
13%
Total 496
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Voter turnout for Tuesday's local option budget election was less than expected.  Kaley Dawson voted at the First Southern Baptist Church at 4300 W. 6th Street. Tax vote too close to call
April 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school officials were keeping their fingers crossed Tuesday night that the unofficial local-option budget election results would hold up.
8:00 a.m.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday, April 1, 2008, he isn't interested in the vacant coaching job at Oklahoma State. Self ‘not a candidate’ for OSU job
April 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Asked Tuesday about the newly created basketball coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Kansas University coach Bill Self did not say: “I don’t give a (bleep) about …” On the contrary, Self said he cares “deeply” about Oklahoma State. He also made it clear he’s not interested in coaching there.
12:00 p.m.
Cecilia Gunn, assistant coach for the girls track team at Jayhawk-Linn High School, gets ready to mark the school's track Monday. The Mound City school is among about nine other schools across the country that use a Jayhawk as their mascots. Other schools adopt KU mascot
April 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
“Take heed all who enter - beware of the ‘Hawks.” A sign like that in Allen Fieldhouse would be just a bit off, but at Jayhawk-Linn High School, home of the Jayhawks, the sign’s just right.
4:00 p.m.
Construction work on a new U.S. Highway 59, seen at right, is taking shape next to the current highway, seen at left, just north of Ottawa. A wet winter has slowed progress, but it is still expected to finish on schedule in 2011. Highway 59 project in ‘good shape’ to finish on schedule
April 2, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A wet winter slowed progress on construction of the new U.S. Highway 59, but the work pace will increase as the weather warms up, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation said.
10:00 p.m.
Maple blossoms Bevy of blooms
April 2, 2008 in print edition on 1C
With the onset of spring, you might be spending your time looking toward the ground, admiring all of the daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, forsythia and other various usual spring suspects. Why not adjust your sights upward for the ornamental trees, which are about to be at their finest and performing a stunning show?

All stories

N.Y. makes Girardi a winner
Final opener at Yankee Stadium a success
April 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Last opener at the old place, first win for Joe Girardi. Just how the Babe would have wanted it.
Doubtful data
City surveys on public transportation give city commissioners little solid information to go on.
April 2, 2008 in print edition on A12
A couple of surveys about the Lawrence Transit System offer some anecdotal feedback on the city’s bus service but they provide almost no basis for decision-making regarding the future of the T.