Archive for Thursday, February 28, 2008

Also from February 28

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS girls vs. Olathe North FSHS girls vs. Olathe East
Podcasts
Polls
Does a political candidate's faith factor into your decision whether or not to vote for him or her?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
48%
Yes.
 
45%
Not sure.
 
5%
Total 257
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Central Junior High students, from left, Bud Bethea, Shauna Robertson and Sondra BeGay build miniature machine models during a "Wednesdays at Liberty Hall" gathering. The Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University sponsored the after-school program Wednesday using inspiration from Russian artist El Lissitzky, whose works are on display at the museum. Abstract artwork inspires creations by young artists
February 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A Spencer Museum of Art exhibit was brought to life Wednesday with wire, wood and the imaginations of junior high students.
8:00 a.m.
Members of the Pewtress family stroll through the Legends shopping area Wednesday in Wyandotte County. From left are Betty Pewtress, Charlotte, N.C., her daughter-in-law, Carmen, and her son, Rob Pewtress, with their 17-day-old son, Alexander, from Kansas City, Kan. The family is formerly of Lawrence. A new report indicates that Lawrence is losing shopping dollars to the Legends and Village West in Wyandotte County. Retail drain: Lawrence shoppers taking their dollars to Wyandotte County
February 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence area’s bowl of retail sales is leaking, and the money that’s leaving town is increasingly flowing into mega shopping areas in Wyandotte County, an economist says.
12:00 p.m.
On July 2, 2007, KU on Wheels changed to new buses. Danny Kaiser, assistant director of KU Parking and Transit, with two of the new 40-foot buses, points out the new paint scheme for the buses. KU on Wheels in red $320K
February 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s bus system operating budget is in the red, to the tune of nearly $320,000. At Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting, senators approved legislation that would allow the KU on Wheels bus system to transfer $3 per student from the bus acquisition fee to the bus operation fee.
4:00 p.m.
Seasonal allergies. Nothing to sneeze at
February 28, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Can you feel it coming? There’s that tickle in your nose, tears running from your eyes, a perpetual crimson hue that takes up residence in those baby blues and the episodes of sneezing attacks where you cannot put a sentence together.
10:00 p.m.
The U.S. Army platoon led by 1st Lt. Matthew Nicholl, a Kansas University graduate, at far right, received a football signed by the Free State High School football team as part of a care package from the school. The platoon in the 3rd Infantry Division is deployed to Baghdad until the end of July. Class connects with soldier
February 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was a simple care package, but for Army 1st Lt. Matthew Nicholl’s platoon in Baghdad, it was a big lift. Tucked inside the package was a football autographed by the Firebird team.

All stories

Boomers seeking green housing
Market blooms for environmentally friendly, efficient features
February 28, 2008 in print edition on C3
Shea Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, believes baby boomers are looking for communities that make an environmental difference.
Farmland focus
Local officials need to marshal their forces and work together to push their plan to redevelop the Farmland Industries property.
February 28, 2008 in print edition on A10
It would be tragic if a lack of initiative or creativity causes Lawrence and Douglas County to lose the opportunity to reclaim and develop the former Farmland Industries property east of Lawrence.
Our Town Sports
February 28, 2008 in print edition on B4
Sports in and around Lawrence
Gardening books suit every interest level
February 28, 2008 in print edition on C4
Check out some of these new titles about gardening.