Archive for Friday, February 8, 2008

Also from February 8

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS girls vs. SM West
Should beer be allowed to be sold at the Kansas Union?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 565

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A federal plan would construct a new medium-security federal prison in Leavenworth, which would operate alongside the existing U.S. Penitentiary, above. Prison could boost economy
February 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Anticipated construction of a new medium-security federal prison in Leavenworth would be welcome news for the area as the economy continues to slow. “We’re talking millions and millions of dollars in expenditures, in construction,” said Charlie Gregor, executive vice president for the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce. “This would be for several years, tying up almost all the local contractors with various contracts: concrete, carpenters, wood framing.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior Lindsey Wiegele, Shawnee, bowls at the Jaybowl in the Kansas Union. The Kansas Union's board of directors passed a proposal that would allow sales of 3.2 beer in the Jaybowl and Hawks Nest on the lowest level of the union. The proposal must be approved by the provost's office. Proposal would bring beer back to KU
February 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A student-led proposal from the Kansas Union’s board of directors would turn the taps in the Jaybowl back on after beer sales ended nearly a decade ago. Union directors recently approved a proposal to allow 3.2 beer sales in the Jaybowl and Hawks Nest on the lowest level of the union. Drinkers would be limited to two beers per person per evening, and those 21 and older would have their IDs scanned before receiving a wrist band indicating they were OK to purchase beer.
1:00 p.m.
Brian Conrad, of Eudora, uses the new Zarco 66 gas station at Ninth and Iowa streets Thursday to fill up his Bobcat tractor. The station offers several biofuels. "I'm liking it; I saved 40 cents a gallon," he said. "That makes it worth driving across town." New gas station touts its biofuels as ‘earth-friendly’
February 8, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Thursday saw the grand opening of Zarco 66, an “eco-friendly” gas station that specializes in biofuels. “We’ve got our earth-friendly fuels location up and running,” said Scott Zaremba, president of the Zarco 66 at Ninth and Iowa streets. The station sells E10 ethanol, E85 ethanol, biodiesel and off-road biodiesel. Each type of biofuel is supposed to lower emissions of greenhouse gases harmful to the environment and the air we breathe.
4:00 p.m.
Brewmaster Steve Bradt of Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass., measures out hops for the next day's brewing. Hopping mad
February 8, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Joe Yoder takes great joy in bitterness. “Different people have different tastes when it comes to food or drink,” says Yoder, a 10-year member of the Lawrence Brewers Guild. “I like beers that have a more pronounced bitterness. There are people who prefer a sweet taste, and they prefer the maltier beers like an Octoberfest or a bock. I enjoy making really hoppy beers.” Unfortunately, that bitterness is starting to reflect the overall mood of micro/craft and home-brewers around the world.

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Inspiring events
This week’s political caucuses may not run like clockwork, but they are an important cog in our democratic system.
February 8, 2008 in print edition on A10
Thousands of local residents wanting to take part in the selection of a presidential nominee was both good news and bad news for the Democratic Party Tuesday night.
Rec calendar
February 8, 2008 in print edition on B6
Lawrence recreation calendar
NBA Roundup
February 8, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.