Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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'Project Runway' fashions
The national minimum wage is $5.85 per hour. Kansas' minimum wage is $2.65 per hour. What do you consider to be a fair minimum wage?

Poll results

Response Percent
$7.50 per hour
$10 per hour
$5.85 per hour
$2.65 per hour
Total 701

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Sachi Botner, 20, counts her tips Monday at La Familia, 733 N.H., where she and most waiters are paid the state minimum wage, $2.65 per hour. Coalition takes pay battle local
February 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Advocates for the working poor are under no illusions. They don’t expect much help from the Legislature in raising Kansas’ state minimum wage, which at $2.65 an hour is the lowest in the nation and hasn’t increased in 20 years.
8:00 a.m.
Kate Piper, 7, left, and her mother, Kristin Piper, of Lawrence, are in Washington, D.C., this week to speak to members of Congress about arthritis in children. Kate has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and receives shots of methotrexate twice a week to help boost her immune system. Student heads to nation’s capital for Arthritis Foundation summit
February 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The morning routine at the Piper house isn’t easy. It’s especially hard on 7-year-old Kate Piper, who often wakes up stiff and sore and sometimes with swollen ankles or a swollen knee, all symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
12:00 p.m.
From left, Free State High School junior Amelia Firns-Hubert 16, and senior Lizz Maples, 17, are big fans of "Project Runway." The reality show is part entertainment, part-Fashion 101 for youths interested in clothing design. Fashion forward
February 26, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Every Wednesday night you’ll know where to find Rose Naughtin and Amelia Firns-Hubert: on the couch texting each other wildly. It’s a back-and-forth of quotes, remarks and statements where few words are necessary. “Ugly!” “Really funny.” “I love Chris!”
4:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Rodrick Stewart looks to grab a steal from Oklahoma State guard Obi Muonelo during the first half Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Left is Kansas forward Darnell Jackson.  Stewart and Jackson both played in the game despite deaths in their families. Seniors still trying to cope
February 26, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It has been difficult for Darnell Jackson to concentrate on basketball the past six days since learning his beloved cousin, Kascey Corie McClellan, died of gunshot wounds sustained in a Feb. 9 incident at an Oklahoma City nightclub.
10:00 p.m.
Dr. Scott Robinson, center, medical director of Lawrence Memorial Hospital's emergency department, gives a tour of the new Simons Center for Emergency Medicine to David Ambler, left, and Roger Morningstar. The center, which was dedicated Tuesday, features 26 patient rooms and two resuscitation/trauma rooms. LMH dedicates new emergency center
February 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Tuesday opened the doors to the new Simons Center for Emergency Medicine, the bright new addition that is part of a $50 million hospital expansion. “It’s a dream we’ve had for a number of years,” Dr. Scott Robinson, emergency department medical director, said as he stood in the new 28,000-square-foot center. The hospital conducted a ribbon cutting and open house for the department, which opens for patients March 6.

All stories

Sub-state schedules
February 26, 2008 in print edition on B5
Sub-state high school basketball schedules
Learning styles differ for girls, boys
February 26, 2008 in print edition on C1
Because of how their brains develop, boys and girls learn differently. Here are five examples.
Cats can’t help KU
Win gives Texas stranglehold on Big 12 race
February 26, 2008 in print edition on B1
A.J. Abrams was nowhere to be found in the first half. He wasn’t looking for his shots and was missing the few he took. One shot changed everything.