Archive for Monday, February 18, 2008

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KU vs. Nebraska women's basketball
Do you think the KU women's basketball team (15-9 overall, 4-7 Big 12) will make the NCAA Tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, but they’ll make the WNIT
No, no postseason
Total 694
Which trivia category are you best at?

Poll results

Response Percent
None of the above.
Total 206

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence Fire Chief Mark Bradford works out in his home last week. Bradford had a heart attack in September and is undergoing a relaxed workout every day to try to get stronger and back into good health. Surviving the widow-maker
February 18, 2008 in print edition on 1A
This was going to be the day. It was Sept. 17 - a warm Monday that summer wouldn’t quite let go of - and Lawrence Fire Chief Mark Bradford did something he normally doesn’t do. He went home to eat lunch with his wife.
12:00 p.m.
Joe Fitzsimmons climbs aboard a Johnson County Transit K-10 Connector bus last week at the intersection of 19th Street and Naismith Drive. Ridership on the bus service between Lawrence and Johnson County set records in January and February. Transit service a success
February 18, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Ridership on the shuttle service between Lawrence and Johnson County continues to climb. Johnson County Transit’s K-10 Connector bus system set new records during January and February, reflecting an increased interest in the area’s public transit.
4:00 p.m.
Aaron Hoare, at left, Whitney Gallagher and Erin Leary, of the Johnny's Tavern team, react to Leary's answer to a quiz question Sunday during the sixth annual Irish Pub Quiz at Zig & Mac's, 1540 Wakarusa Drive. Irish Pub Quiz raises about $2,400
February 18, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Without the aid of Google, relying only on their wits and the combined brainpower of their teammates, nearly 100 trivia fanatics gathered Sunday night at Zig & Mac’s, 1540 Wakarusa Drive, to test their knowledge of the random and to raise money for the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
10:00 p.m.
Ian Nelson checks on the robot created by a team of students at Lawrence High School during a practice exercise after class Monday at the Lawrence Virtual School, 2145 La. Nelson, a freshman at Kansas University, is a former LHS student who is a member of the robotics team. Students gear up for competition
February 18, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It stands 12 feet tall and weighs more than 100 pounds. Pose it just the right way, and the robot looks like the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that is ready for battle. The machine is the brainchild of the Lawrence High School robotics team.

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Royals’ Bale eyes starting rotation
Slimmed-down veteran draws praise from new manager; Bannister returns to practice
February 18, 2008 in print edition on B5
After appearing in 26 games for Kansas City last season as a reliever, John Bale has lost 20 pounds and is contending for a slot in the Royals rotation.
On the record
February 18, 2008 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued