Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Heidi Karn Barker KU vs. Colorado women's basketball
Have you told your family whether or not you want to donate your organs?

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sherise Spears, 20, Topeka, reads the charges against her during her first appearance Wednesday at the courtroom inside the Douglas County Jail. Spears was charged with aiding and abetting an aggravated battery for a shooting Sunday morning shooting at Last Call. Sonda M. Washington was charged with aiding a felon. City puts nightclub talks on fast track
February 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
If city commissioners want to pass new licensing requirements for Lawrence nightclubs following last Sunday’s shooting outside Last Call, they’ll have to do so over concerns from the city’s bar industry.
12:00 p.m.
"The Big Talker" Disastrous dates 101
February 14, 2008 in print edition on 1C
If you don’t have hot Valentine’s Day plans, seek solace in this: A night of eating ice cream on the couch would be better than Aleah Menefee’s first date. She was 15, and everything was wrong.
4:00 p.m.
Shirley Simmons, seen Wednesday at her cafe on U.S. Highway 56 in Overbrook, has decided to close shop after being in business since 1963, when "hamburgers were six for a dollar." Shirley’s Cafe closing doors on 45 years of memories
February 14, 2008 in print edition on 11B
More than 45 years after opening her own cafe along the highway just across the Douglas County line, Shirley Simmons plans to make her final hot-beef sandwich Friday. That’s a promise.
10:00 p.m.
Last Call owner Dennis Steffes said Thursday he was closing the downtown nightclub after a shooting last weekend. Owner pulls plug on Last Call
February 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The owner of the downtown nightclub Last Call said Thursday he was closing the business after a shooting last weekend. Both club owner Dennis Steffes and his attorney Dan Owen said the shooting that injured three people was an intolerable event that forced Steffes to rethink the club’s future.

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Our town sports
February 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
Sports news in and around Lawrence
Med school crisis
While Kansas University officials were focused on negotiations with a Missouri hospital, a crisis apparently was developing at the KU medical school in Wichita.
February 14, 2008 in print edition on A10
A news story earlier this week reporting that the Kansas University School of Medicine in Wichita is facing a severe financial crisis raises an interesting question.
Charges set in downtown car chase
Crime spree included two stolen vehicles, high-speed pursuits by police, several crashes
February 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
It’s a face she won’t soon forget. Carjacking victim Barbara Trouslot identified Edward Wise on Wednesday as the man who stole her SUV at gunpoint on Jan. 31.