Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2008

Also from February 21

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Lunar eclipse
Lawrence makes the top of a number of national lists. This month it was named the seventh smartest city in the country by But which list is the most prestigious?

Poll results

Response Percent
Best places to live (Money Magazine)
Smartest city in the country (
Best metro area for overall quality of public schools (Expansion Management magazine)
Best small places for business (
Best places to retire (U.S. News & World Report)
Dozen most distinctive destinations (National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation)
Total 309

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
KU professors Larry Martin and David Burnham will be featured on Tuesday's "NOVA" episode, "The Four-Winged Dinosaur," which explores bird evolution. Burnham holds a flight model of a microraptor. NOVA’ to feature KU scientists
February 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Whatever you do, don’t try to tell Larry Martin and David Burnham that birds are descended from dinosaurs that eventually ran fast enough to fly.
8:00 a.m.
Rick Heschmeyer, second from right, points out various points of the solar system to Gary Weishaar, left, Brian Walter, Greg Yowell and Michael Heschmeyer during a viewing of the lunar eclipse Feb. 20, 2008, in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. Lunar eclipse delights sky gazers
February 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
All eyes were on the skies tonight for the total lunar eclipse.
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings fields a question during a news conference Wednesday in Topeka. Spellings was the guest of  Kansas Education Commissioner Alexa Posny and headed a roundtable discussion on educational policies with various business, education and civic leaders in the state. Education secretary discusses NCLB
February 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The federal No Child Left Behind Act has helped make strides in American public education since 2001, but how the government administers it might need some tweaking, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Wednesday during a visit to Kansas.
3:00 p.m.
Rusty Mather clears snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of Buffalo Bob's BBQ Smokehouse, amidst a winter storm on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.  Thursday’s snow leads KU to cancel classes; other community events called off
10:28 a.m., February 21, 2008 Updated 4:03 p.m.
It’s safe to clear the sidewalks because no more accumulation is expected, said Jennifer Schack, 6News chief meteorologist. Thus far, Lawrence has received .8 inches of snow and ice. Precipitation should be light with no accumulation this evening, she said. The inclement weather is causing cancellations and rescheduling of events.
10:00 p.m.
Dealers set up Thursday for this weekend's Lawrence Home Show at First Serve Tennis Center, 5200 Clinton Parkway. John Mitchell, left, of Custom Wood Products of St. Marys, and Mike Lorey, right, a cabinet dealer from St. Joseph, Mo., were putting together Mitchell's booth in preparation for the event put on by Lawrence Home Builders Association. Dealers answer ‘green’ demand
February 21, 2008 in print edition on 11B
With remodeling continuing to be popular amid a relatively slow period for home sales, exhibitors at this weekend’s Lawrence Home Show will focus their attention on folks planning to do the work themselves or hire it done. Either way, work’s work.

All stories

Baseball calendar
February 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Important dates for professional baseball
Our Town Sports
February 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
Sports in and around Lawrence
Lasorda back with Dodgers
Hall-of-famer to lead part of split squad in March
February 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
A dozen years after he retired, Tom Lasorda is coming back to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers. In spring training, that is.
Energy strategy
Bills aimed at approving two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas seem more about political retribution than about what’s best for the state.
February 21, 2008 in print edition on A8
As a comprehensive energy strategy, the two bills passed in the last week by the Kansas Legislature leave much to be desired.
Duke stumbles at Miami
Memphis trounces Tulane; Calipari wins 400th
February 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Looking to bounce back from their first conference loss, the Duke Blue Devils instead stumbled again.
Little Thunder comes up big for Haskell
Junior scores 25 points, helps Fightin’ Indians secure 93-79 victory against Bacone College
February 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
It takes a special player to get the crowd and the team energized just by walking to the scorer’s table to check into the game.