Archive for Monday, January 7, 2008

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6:00 a.m.
Sherman Tolbert attempts to light a cigarette in a downtown Lawrence alleyway en route to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Tolbert is a Lawrence homeless man who has been in and out of jail during his more than 30 years living on the streets. Officials at the Douglas County Jail will soon launch a new program aimed at providing services to offenders after they leave jail to lessen their chances of returning to custody. New jail program could ease transition to life on the outside
January 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Sherman Tolbert has been in and out of jail and prison for more than 30 years. He has been a regular abuser of alcohol and drugs. And he has been homeless virtually his entire adult life. “I’ve been addicted to the streets even more than the drugs,” Tolbert, 54, said during a recent interview. Tolbert ended his most recent stint in the Douglas County Jail on Nov. 29. Convicted of threatening someone, he is now on probation for a year. He is still homeless, but said he intends to make sure he doesn’t go back to jail.
2:00 p.m.
Housing crisis considered at ‘halfway point’
January 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lt. Steve Brown stood on the landing of the Douglas County Law Enforcement Center last week and started the sheriff’s sale at 10 a.m. sharp - just as he had for almost every Thursday the year before. Wearing jeans and work coats, prospective buyers of the foreclosed properties leaned against a wall and listened as Brown auctioned off two houses in under five minutes. Bank representatives in wool coats and gloves stood in front of Brown.
5:00 p.m.
Three current Free State High basketball players are grandsons of members of the 1952 Kansas University basketball team that won the national championship and the Olympic gold medal. They are, from left, Bill Hougland and his grandson Matthew Ruder; Charlie Hoag and Chase Hoag; and Bill Lienhard and grandson Ryan Scott. Greats’ grandsons
January 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
When Free State High junior Chase Hoag was in sixth grade, he experienced something very few young men get to encounter during their lifetime. Hoag, a budding basketball fanatic, had a one-on-one conversation in his living room with legendary coach and former Jayhawk Dean Smith.
10:00 p.m.
Don's Steak house has closed at 2176 E. 23rd St., but a new barbecue joint is set to take its place. The new eatery is expected to open by mid-March. BBQ ‘joint’ to replace icon
January 7, 2008 in print edition on 7B
Don’s Steak House, a grilling institution since 1962 at the southeastern edge of Lawrence, is giving way to a new barbecue restaurant. Gary Bartz, who has owned the place since buying out founder Don Scott in 1990, has closed the restaurant and sold off its equipment and fixtures to a group headed by a businessman from Wichita. The group intends to remodel and reopen the place as a barbecue joint. Bartz, meanwhile, plans to rest, recuperate and remember the good times.

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San Diego breaks out of funk
Chargers get first playoff victory since 1994 season
January 7, 2008 in print edition on B4
LaDainian Tomlinson jumped for joy. Norv Turner’s eyes were red. It was rainy and gloomy, but it might as well have been a sunny day. Yes, the San Diego Chargers can win in the playoffs.
NBA Roundup
January 7, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.