Archive for Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Also from January 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Podcasts
Polls
Other than sports, what will be the top issue at KU in 2008?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tuition.
 
44%
Backlog of building maintenance projects.
 
32%
Unfolding of the new KU Hospital-KU Medical Center affiliation agreement.
 
14%
Faculty retention.
 
8%
Total 169
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Ashley and Steve Strand are graduates of Virginia Tech who live in Lawrence. Steve is a native Kansan who roots for Kansas University during basketball season but will support his alma mater during the Orange Bowl. Virginia Tech fans call Lawrence home
January 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Not all Lawrencians will be donning crimson and blue for Thursday’s Orange Bowl. There are some Virginia Tech Hokies in town. Steve and Ashley Strand are two local Hokies who bleed maroon and orange, even though Steve is a native Kansan. “I figured we were going to play either KU or Mizzou,” Steve Strand said. “I was a little hesitant at first because I didn’t want to root against KU because I love KU, but I’ve got to go with the alma mater.”
10:15 a.m.
Students walk the KU campus near Jayhawk Blvd. Thursday, August 16, 2007, on the first day of classes. KU looks to maintain productive pace in ‘08
January 2, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If 2007 was a tumultuous, yet productive, year for Kansas University, 2008 is shaping up to be a bit more productive and perhaps a bit less tumultuous. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway has said curing cancer is the university’s top priority. To do that, KU leaders said they needed a new affiliation agreement with KU Hospital and broader affiliations with other hospitals, such as St. Luke’s in Kansas City, Mo.
11:09 a.m.
Alberta Mahoney cheers for KU at its game against Georgia Tech in the '48 Orange Bowl. Now Alberta Cornwell, she was president of Student Union Activities. First taste of citrus in 1948
January 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In late 1947, before the advent of jet aviation and the interstate highway system, the best way to get to the 1948 Orange Bowl was by train. Two former Kansas University cheerleaders recall that train ride lasting two days. While it has been 60 years since KU made its first appearance in an Orange Bowl, Alberta Cornwell and Dick Wintermote remember that trip vividly.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduate Kate Sullivan, right, is working on Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign in Iowa. KU grads on trail in Iowa
January 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
As the furor of the Iowa caucuses reaches its peak later this week, a handful of graduates from Kansas University are on the front lines of the influential race, stumping for Republicans and Democrats alike. Graduates like Ian Staples, a Free State High School and Kansas University alumnus, are knocking on doors, making phone calls, managing calendars and doing their bit to convince Iowa’s caucus-goers that their candidate is the man - or woman - to lead the country.
5:00 p.m.
Orange zest
January 2, 2008 in print edition on 1C
At first blush, the idea seemed OK. It was even appeeling. Er, appealing. When the Jayhawks were picked for the Orange Bowl, my wife and I were looking for some sort of theme for the bowl-watching party we were planning for a few friends. Jana suggested we serve only foods that included oranges.
10:00 p.m.
The 2008 New Year's baby is Kiowa Joseph Olberding, the son of Branden and Mandi Olberding, Nortonville. Kiowa was born at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday. New Year’s baby just early enough to earn title
January 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
He was a little late. But it turned out Kiowa Joseph Olberding’s entrance into the world at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday was early enough to earn him the title of Lawrence 2008 New Year’s baby. The son of Mandi and Branden Olberding, of Nortonville, was the only child born Jan. 1 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

All stories

Late kick caps Raiders’ rally
Texas Tech comes back from 14 down to beat Virginia, 31-28, in Gator Bowl
January 2, 2008 in print edition on B4
Texas Tech didn’t score 40 or more points, as it had all season. Through three quarters, the nation’s top passing offense couldn’t score much at all.
Penguins win war outdoors
Crosby’s goal lifts Pittsburgh to victory in the snow
January 2, 2008 in print edition on B2
Sidney Crosby can expect chilly receptions every time he returns to Buffalo.