Archive for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Douglas County 4H Fairgrounds National Guard Armory
What is the condition of the sidewalk in front of your home?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t have a sidewalk.
Good condition.
Poor condition.
OK condition, but needs some attention.
No opinion.
Total 343

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University's Brandon Rush goes for a reverse against Missouri. Rush had a team-high 19 points in the Jayhawks' 90-71 victory Monday in Allen Fieldhouse. Border snore
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The national anthem ended and Kansas University’s basketball players prepared to shake hands with Missouri’s Tigers on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Oops. The Tigers, who, like the Jayhawks, had lined up on the court for the stirring rendition, wanted no part of the traditional pregame pleasantries. They turned their backs and headed the other way.
9:00 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius pays a visit to Kansas University on Monday to bolster support for Barack Obama before today's Democratic caucuses. She showed off a T-shirt with Hilary Tilkens at the Kansas Union. Sebelius aims to supersize caucus turnout
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For the second time in less than a week, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama sent surrogates through Lawrence to drum up Sunflower State support. Of course, one of his surrogates was already in the state.
1:00 p.m.
A pedestrian and a bike rider take to the street at North Second and Lyon streets in North Lawrence as the sidewalk ends. A plan to improve sidewalks in several areas of town, including North Lawrence, proposes spending federal funds appropriated through the Community Development Block Grant program. Sidewalk plan suggests using federal grant
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Being pedestrian-friendly may create a friendly competition for scarce city dollars. The city’s Public Works Department is proposing a nearly $210,000 plan to improve sidewalks in east Lawrence and North Lawrence, but the department is asking city commissioners to fund the project with federal grant money that normally is used for the homeless, neighborhood associations and affordable housing projects.
4:00 p.m.
This commercial, shown during Super Bowl XLII, features a medicine man. Quirky characters, celebrities and humor are the mainstays of Super Bowl television advertising, which can run $2.7 million for a 30-second spot. A panel of Kansas University journalism faculty members analyzed Sunday's run of commercials, finding highlights among the ads. Blown coverage
February 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
A 30-second ad for $2.7 million. Ninety-three million viewers. Don’t doubt that the stakes are high for companies running Super Bowl commercials. And yet - and this is up for debate - the ads often miss their mark. Sometimes badly.

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Fire ruled accidental
Damage estimated at $50,000
01:12 a.m., February 5, 2008 Updated 11:04 a.m.
Investigators say fir started in fireplace