Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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KU vs. OSU women's basketball Free State vs. Olathe East LHS vs. Shawnee Mission East

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas' Sherron Collins scoops the ball under the basket against Loyola in the second half on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. Back up to speed
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Sherron Collins darted through the lane, went up as high as a 5-foot-11, 205-pound guard can sky and flipped the basketball through the hoop with his left hand while getting hammered by a defender. It was apparent just five minutes into Tuesday’s 90-60 rout of Loyola (Md.) College that Collins is finally close to recovered fully from Nov. 12 surgery on his left foot.
6:00 a.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Store wins final OK
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was an unceremonious end Tuesday evening to a bitter, five-and-a-half year battle with the world’s largest retailer. With neither fanfare nor protest, city commissioners gave the final necessary approval for Wal-Mart to build a new store in the city - its second in Lawrence - at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart officials said they plan to have a building permit for the project this spring, and expect the store will be completed 10 to 12 months after starting construction. That means an early 2009 opening is most likely.
12:00 p.m.
Steve Douglas, foreman with Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler Co. in Topeka, installs water pipe lines Tuesday in the attic of Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. The museum is in the process of installing a new sprinkler system inside the museum. Watkins museum gets new sprinkler system
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A new sprinkler system is being installed at Watkins Community Museum of History. The $75,000 system replaces a 10-year-old FM-200 gas system used to put out fires in the 120-year-old building at 1047 Mass. The switch from gas to water is being made after a lightning strike two years ago caused most of the gas to be expended when the suppression system was set off.
3:30 p.m.
Online chat
Surgeon chats with readers about cosmetic procedures
January 9, 2008
Dr. Scott Thellman of Lawrence Plastic Surgery chats with readers about cosmetic procedures and how the industry is changing in the Midwest.
6:00 p.m.
Potatoes give some heft to this Kootu Curry dish, shown above. The United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato. Potatoes originated in South America but now are popular around the world. Tasty recipes give Year of the Potato ‘Mash appeal’
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1C
This year is one long potato party. The United Nations has declared 2008 the Year of the Potato, with hopes of raising awareness for how the tubers can play a major role in feeding the poor around the world. In announcing the potato focus late last year, Jacques Diouf, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said potatoes will be key in responding to the world’s booming population.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill banning smoking statewide on Tuesday. In this file photo, a resident is pictured smoking a cigar outdoors. Senators join calls for smoking ban
January 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A ban on smoking in public places got some added firepower Wednesday as five Republican state senators announced they would make it a top priority in the upcoming legislative session.

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City athletes of the week
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B8
John Schneider & Taylor Manning.
NBA Roundup
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B5
Scores from around the league.
Hospice support
An inpatient hospice would greatly enhance end-of-life care in Douglas County.
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A10
An inpatient hospice would be a wonderful addition to Lawrence, and it’s good to hear that a Douglas County group is making plans to pursue development of such a facility.