Archive for Friday, February 29, 2008

Also from February 29

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS boys vs. Leavenworth FSHS boys vs. Olathe North
Podcasts
Polls
Do you know anyone in prison?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
56%
Yes.
 
36%
More than one.
 
7%
Total 585
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
8:00 a.m.
Lawrence public works employees with the street division department fill a large pothole near 22nd and Massachusetts streets. From left are Mike Hadl, Terry Fursman and Kevin Robb. Crews are working daily to repair the potholes, which occur more frequently during the winter cycle of freezing and thawing temperatures. This week alone, city crews have patched 1,714 holes. A plague of potholes
February 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
“Everybody’s nightmare.” That’s how a Lawrence asphalt company’s project manager described the potholes that have popped up across town after a roller coaster of weather.
12:00 p.m.
Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer award winners Justine Ahle, 17, left, and Reathyl Brummett, 87. Top LMH volunteers honored
February 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Two Lawrence Memorial Hospital volunteers were recognized Thursday for their dedication to the community at the United Way of Douglas County’s annual meeting.
4:00 p.m.
Becky Janzen, left, Scott Shreders and MacKenzie Lee McFadden, held by her mother, Amy, share a common life experience: They were born on Feb. 29 on a leap year.  Local leap day babies savor rare experience
February 29, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Today is the leap day of 2008. That means we have 366 opportunities this year to see the sun rise or set, an extra day to earn money, have a day of leisure or find romance. (Ladies, let’s remember this date is also known as Sadie Hawkins Day - you may ask for your boyfriend’s hand in marriage.)
10:00 p.m.
ESPN's College GameDay cast, at center from left, Rece Davis, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps visit between tapings while the KU men's basketball team has a shoot-around before practice Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. The ESPN crew will air two GameDay shows live from the Fieldhouse today before the KU-K-State game at 8 p.m. ESPN crew broadcasting from KU as Jayhawks host Wildcats
February 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The doors of Allen Fieldhouse swing open at 8 a.m. today for ESPN College GameDay, but the line begins forming earlier. Students hoping to be spotted by their parents watching at home want first crack at prime air-time positions. The event is free to the public, and there is open seating in the east stands for the morning portion of the show. An ESPN SportsCenter tease airs at 9 a.m., and the live show airs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

All stories

Musical interlude
Even in a troubled world, music and the arts provide an opportunity to find common ground.
February 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
This week’s performance by the New York Philharmonic in North Korea is a reminder of the ability of music and other arts to open up lines of communication between diverse and politically estranged societies.
Top albums
February 29, 2008 in print edition on C2
1. “Sleep Through the Static,” Jack Johnson.