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Do you agree with a statewide smoking ban?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
65%
No
 
31%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 570
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Eloise Rogers, left, makes sure she's clear of the backswing of Alena Loyd's bowling ball Wednesday during the Adult Day Program at the Lawrence Senior Center. Loyd and Adult Day Program staff members joined participants in the game using a rubber ball and real Brunswick pins. Pictured behind Loyd is Anna Stimatze, left, and Hazel Thomas, right. Community advocates met with Douglas County lawmakers Wednesday to express their needs from the 2008 Legislature. State money the common request from Douglas County advocates
January 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
More money. That was the constant need expressed by community advocates Wednesday as they met with Douglas County lawmakers.
1:00 p.m.
Marty Birrell, director of Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 S.W. Harper St., fills a bird feeder in front of the facility. A new chemical-free habitat will be created in front of the nature center this year to help educate homeowners on how and why it is important to curb the use of chemicals on their lawns. Nature’s partners
January 10, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Prairie Park Nature Center is a fantastic Lawrence asset. People who visit the center have personal interaction with wild animals; they learn about the species as well as what brought that animal to the center. But community members want to add another layer of awareness for those who come to visit: They plan to create a new, chemical-free habitat in front of Prairie Park Nature Center and educate homeowners on how and why it is so critical to curb the use of chemicals on our own property.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Brandon Rush takes it to the bucket past Boston College forwad Tyler Roche at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Keegan: Rush up more shots, Brandon
January 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
We all have our pet peeves. Ice chunks in ice cream. Self-centered cads who recline their seats into my face on airplanes. Politicians who say “change” every other word. Cats. Last but not least, basketball players who equate “pass” with “unselfish.”

All stories

6News story: Potholes can cause severe damage
January 10, 2008
Everyone knows winter weather means poor driving conditions, but your daily commute could be doing more damage to your car than you think.
6Sports story: Boschee on Roy: ‘I just copy whatever he did’
January 10, 2008
Once a player, now a coach: that’s the story for former KU sharpshooter Jeff Boschee.
6News story: Kansas to open first state-sponsored casinos
January 10, 2008
As Kansas moves toward state-sponsored casino gambling, officials pledged to keep a close — and clean — eye on the proceedings.
6News story: Campus, Lawrence authorities run crisis simulation
January 10, 2008
KU administrators and safety officers joined up with campus and Lawrence police to take on a three-day course on preparing for critical incidents in the area.
6Sports story: Mario good to go
January 10, 2008
Mario Chalmers’ tweaked groin muscle is feeling much better. He will play against the Cornhuskers after sitting out Tuesday’s win over Loyola.
6News story: Police still looking for liquor store robbers
January 10, 2008
The reward for information leading to arrests in the recent robberies of two Lawrence liquor stores has increased to $3000.
6Sports story: Hawks prep for Big 12 season
January 10, 2008
Fifteen games down, sixteen conference match-ups to go: the Big 12 season gets underway for the undefeated Kansas men in less than 48 hours.
6Sports story: Boschee follows Williams’ lead
January 10, 2008
Former Kansas guard Jeff Boschee was back in Lawrence last night as the head man of the Barstow Knights. Boschee’s coaching path mirrors that of his mentor Roy Williams.
6News story: Students knitting for the needy
January 10, 2008
A program called ‘The Knitting Teach-In’ began Monday at Central Junior High as a way for students to give back to the community.
6News story: Heritage group to promote Civil War history
January 10, 2008
Members of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area have raised about $200,000 of the $300,000 they need to develop a plan for how to promote the area’s Civil War history.
6News story: City cracking down on sale of drug paraphernalia
January 10, 2008
Local law enforcement officials announced a crackdown on convenience stores and other retail shops selling illegal drug paraphernalia.
6News story: Extra officers on patrol Saturday night
January 10, 2008
If you’re hitting the roads in or around Lawrence tomorrow, be warned: extra officers will be on patrol.
6News story: Highway 59 hit-and-run defendant has new attorney
January 10, 2008
A woman charged with running into and killing two highway workers along Highway 59 last year now has a new attorney.
6News story: ROTC instructors fire Civil War guns during history course
January 10, 2008
They’re the guns that won the Civil War and the American West, and today their modern-day replicas get a workout.
6News story: Local business leaders support sewer plant
January 10, 2008
More than 100 builders, bankers and business boosters were encouraged to raise a stink about the city’s possible delayed construction of a new sewage treatment plant.
6News Now: KU and local officers prepare for emergencies
January 10, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, local law enforcement officers are getting training for emergency situations, and the latest developments in the case of last year’s fatal hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 59.
Sebelius, Barnett join forces on tobacco tax
January 10, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and state Sen. Jim Barnett - opponents in the 2006 gubernatorial election - joined forces today to push for health care proposals that include a 50-cent per pack increase in the state cigarette tax.
Tomlinson, Moss top All-Pros
Patriots’ Brady semi-unanimous pick, too
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
LaDainian Tomlinson and Randy Moss were unanimous selections to The Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro team on Wednesday. So was Tom Brady - sort of.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler, whose Cornhuskers lost to Kansas University by 20 points in Lincoln, Neb., and 53 in Lawrence last season, fears the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks are even better this year.
Nature’s partners
Volunteers creating chemical-free habitat at Prairie Park site
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Prairie Park Nature Center is a fantastic Lawrence asset. People who visit the center have personal interaction with wild animals; they learn about the species as well as what brought that animal to the center. But community members want to add another layer of awareness for those who come to visit: They plan to create a new, chemical-free habitat in front of Prairie Park Nature Center and educate homeowners on how and why it is so critical to curb the use of chemicals on our own property.
Trial set for sex offender caught in Baldwin City sting operation
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Derek Marsocci already had the engraved dog tags for his two new sex slaves in the cab of his truck when he went to meet a 13-year-old girl and her mother. Instead, he was greeted by law enforcement officers in an undercover online sex sting conducted by the Baldwin City Police Department.
4 bodies discovered in home
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
Four young people lay dead in an apartment for weeks, if not months. In one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, it took an eviction notice for someone to realize it.
County to pursue upgrades to fairgrounds
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A long-range plan to improve the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds was well received Wednesday by the Douglas County Commission. “It’s a community asset. We have an obligation to make it better,” Commissioner Bob Johnson said.
Chinese ambassador to give Landon Lecture
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zhou Wenzhong will speak at Kansas State University in February as part of the Landon Lecture Series.
Internet solicitation brings 5-year sentence
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
An Ottawa man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for using a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kansas State University Research and Extension and/or its Extension Master Gardeners are participating in the following area and statewide horticultural and agricultural events, available to all interested persons.
Winning performance
Despite Kansas University’s snub, a local travel agency delivered a great Orange Bowl performance.
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s always nice to see the home team do a good job.Kansas University fans have had many opportunities of late to see just that while watching both men’s and women’s basketball and an outstanding Orange Bowl win by the KU football team.
Big 12 football briefs
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
¢ UT aide gets new position¢ A&M hires line coach¢ OU lineman misses court
Kansas falls to 25th-ranked Okie State
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
To understand how good Oklahoma State guard Andrea Riley was against the Kansas University women’s basketball team Wednesday night, just listen to the player responsible for guarding her nearly every second of the game.
Journal-World announces staffing changes
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Terry Rombeck has been named to the Journal-World’s newly created position of features and special sections editor.
Therapist receives hand certification
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Teri Jester, an occupational therapist for Lawrence Rehab at Prompt Care, has earned certification as a hand therapist, having passed the national licensure exam in November.
Top 25 college football briefs
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
¢ Michigan QB departs¢ Clemson’s Davis leaving
State money the common request from Douglas County advocates
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
More money. That was the constant need expressed by community advocates Wednesday as they met with Douglas County lawmakers.
Sewer plant may go to back burner
City Commission: Population growth slowdown may delay construction
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s an $88 million bet, and city leaders have to figure out when to place it. And here’s the kicker: If they bet wrong, it will be the sewer bills of Lawrence residents that pay the price.
State politicians hope Kansas caucuses make a difference
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
The question isn’t what’s the matter with Kansas, but will Kansas matter. State politicos are hopeful that come Feb. 5, when Kansas Democrats will caucus, and Feb. 9, when Kansas Republicans caucus, that the presidential races will remain close enough for candidates to care about voters in Kansas.
Volunteers needed to prepare taxes
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
At tax time you can find lots of advice on how to boost your deductions or credits. People are focused mostly on getting as much money back from the government as possible. But this tax season, perhaps you might give some thought to how you can give something back to others.
Panama crash survivor, 12, resting at home
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
A 12-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama is “doing quite well” following her return to California, while dealing with the devastating loss of her close friend, her mother said Tuesday.
After attack, zoos may rethink enclosure requirements
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
A tiger lurked in the tall grass at a park in India as gamekeepers tried to shoot it with a dart gun and missed. The animal suddenly sprang from the grass, sailed through the air and took a swipe at a man sitting on an elephant’s back. The man lost three fingers.
Former KU guard returns to Lawrence in new role
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
To the members of the Barstow School’s varsity boys basketball team, he isn’t former Kansas University basketball player Jeff Boschee. He’s simply Coach Boschee.
Keegan: Rush up more shots, Brandon
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
We all have our pet peeves. Ice chunks in ice cream. Self-centered cads who recline their seats into my face on airplanes. Politicians who say “change” every other word. Cats. Last but not least, basketball players who equate “pass” with “unselfish.”
Commentary: Georgia president’s plan self-serving
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Funny how University of Georgia president Michael Adams suddenly found his voice and lent it to the cause of college football reform. Several months ago, at the Southeastern Conference meetings in Destin, Fla., Adams didn’t have very much to say when the subject of a college football playoff came up. Florida president Bernie Machen suggested one as an alternative to the deeply flawed Bowl Championship Series, but was greeted by the sound of chirping crickets.
Steroids hearing postponed
Clemens appearance delayed until Feb. 13
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Congress wants to be prepared when Roger Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, head to Capitol Hill. The House hearing involving Clemens, McNamee and Andy Pettitte was postponed Wednesday from Jan. 16 until Feb. 13, giving lawmakers more time to gather evidence and to coordinate their investigation with the Justice Department.
New Mexico proposes penalty
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
New Mexico plans to self-impose penalties, including the reduction of two scholarships for next season, in response to an NCAA investigation into academic fraud involving the school’s football team.
Willingham elected
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Washington coach Tyrone Willingham has been elected president of the American Football Coaches Association.
Our town sports
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
Sports in and around Lawrence
Judge drops Titans from ‘Pacman’ suit
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
A Nevada judge dropped the Tennessee Titans from a lawsuit by a strip club employee who was paralyzed in a triple shooting following a melee involving suspended player Adam “Pacman” Jones.
T.O. doesn’t practice; Glenn looking good
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Terrell Owens still wasn’t able to practice Wednesday because of a high ankle sprain, continuing the drama of whether the Dallas Cowboys will have their newest All-Pro receiver for the playoff game Sunday against the New York Giants.
Gates misses practice; Neal returns for Chargers
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
While Pro Bowler Antonio Gates rehabbed his dislocated left big toe, All-Pro fullback Lorenzo Neal returned to practice for the San Diego Chargers exactly one month after breaking his lower left leg.
Falcons eye Carroll
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Atlanta Falcons are interested in Southern California coach Pete Carroll for their head-coaching job.
Victim: Deal violates rights
County attorney reduced charges in sexual assault case
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Jennie Schmidt says her rights as a victim of a violent crime were violated. She hopes to have a chance later today to tell that to a Jefferson County judge. Schmidt’s estranged husband, Chris Schmidt, was arrested for sexually assaulting Jennie Schmidt last May following an incident at their former Perry home. He was charged with rape, sodomy, kidnapping and some misdemeanors.
Truck rollover involved cookies
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Food safety inspectors will check hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies that were in an 18-wheeler that overturned near Perry.
Fundraiser offers both fashion, self-defense
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation is hosting a fundraiser that includes a prom fashion show and self-defense class. Lawrence High School’s National Honor Society is taking part in the project.
Hiker finds skull along Kansas River
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A hiker Tuesday afternoon found a fragment of a human skull along the Kansas River in Topeka.
Knight sets sights on No. 900
Texas Tech coach one victory away from rare milestone
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Bob Knight is about to enter a realm occupied by only two other Division I basketball coaches, and they’re both women. When the Hall of Fame coach gets win No. 900 he will join former Texas coach Jody Conradt and Tennessee’s Pat Summitt as the only members of the Division I club. Knight’s first shot comes Saturday at Oklahoma State.
Drifter now suspect in Florida case
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A drifter accused of kidnapping and decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in Georgia is now a suspect in the slaying of a Florida woman whose body was found last month in a national forest, authorities said Wednesday. Gary Hilton, 61, made his first court appearance after being charged Tuesday with murder in the Georgia case. He was ordered held without bail.
Brush fire, fog cause 70-vehicle pileup
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
About 70 vehicles crashed on an interstate blanketed by fog and smoke from a brush fire early Wednesday, killing four people, authorities said.
Millions of youths have abused cough medicine
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
About 3.1 million people between the ages of 12-25 have used cough and cold medicine to get high, the government reported Wednesday.
Boy Scouts learn to confront bullies
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
As far as the Boy Scouts of America is concerned, knowing how to confront a bully is now as important as mastering a slip knot.
Boy in custody after 3 teens stabbed at school
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 13-year-old boy armed with knives and a propane torch slashed a girl at school Wednesday before fellow students stopped him and school officials ultimately subdued him, police said. The girl and two other students suffered minor stab wounds.
Man to stand trial on rape charges
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
A judge has ordered a 21-year-old Lawrence man to stand trial on charges of raping a woman late last month after meeting her at a local nightclub.
On the record
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 13-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon after an altercation downtown. Police were called to the 700 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:12 p.m. in response to a reported battery. According to a police report, a 13-year-old boy reportedly struck a 14-year-old Lawrence boy and caused him to fall into a trash receptacle.
Iraqi toll in first 3 years of war set at 151,000
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
About 151,000 Iraqis died from violence in the three years after the United States invaded, concludes the best effort yet to count deaths - one that still may not settle the debate over the war’s true toll on civilians and others.
Premium price for Aquila faces scrutiny
Black Hills Corp. wants customers to help cover acquisition costs
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Black Hills Corp., which is buying Aquila Inc.’s natural gas assets in Kansas, wants customers in the state to help pay an extra $1 million a year in costs associated with the purchase.
Missing genes linked to autism
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A6
Scientists have found a new genetic link to autism that appears to affect about 1 percent of people with the disorder and could help resolve some of the mystery surrounding what causes it.
Richardson drops out of the presidential race
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals’ star power.
Former dictator faces France extradition
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega on Wednesday failed again to persuade a federal judge to block France from extraditing him to face money-laundering charges.
Pump patrol
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.88 at Conoco, 955 E. 23rd St.
Do we like celebrities or are we addicted?
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
The new series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” (9 p.m., VH1) appears to have been created to answer one question: “Just where do you go when you can’t behave on ‘The Surreal Life?’”
Horoscopes
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
You do make a difference this year. You often have a strong sense of direction. Convincing others might be difficult. If you go out and do just that, you will love the end results. If you are single, you might choose not to share with others many details of a new relationship. If you are attached, spend more time as a couple far from the maddening crowds.
Small space, big impact
Container gardening will be hot trend for 2008
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
If you’re dreaming big about your garden this year, think small. Many of the nation’s leading nurseries are predicting big profits in 2008 by developing plants and vegetables for containers and space-deprived urban gardeners.
China banning free plastic bags
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A10
Declaring war on the “white pollution” choking its cities, farms and waterways, China is banning free plastic shopping bags and calling for a return to the cloth bags of old - steps largely welcomed by merchants and shoppers on Wednesday.
It’s (probably) a girl!
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A10
It’s a girl! Maybe. Zoo officials in Nuremberg announced Wednesday that Germany’s new polar bear cub is probably a female. The cub’s eyes are not yet open and its sexual organs not completely developed, so there’s still a chance she could be a he, the Nuremberg zoo’s deputy director Helmut Maegdefrau told reporters.
Timely enforcement
Sometimes the wheels of justice seem to move too slowly.
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s discouraging to contemplate how long it has taken city officials to remedy a situation they began to address about eight years ago.
Bank generates $2,000 for Toys for Tots
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Bankers at Douglas County Bank organized several fundraisers during the past three months, collecting a total of $2,001 for Toys for Tots.
Marine expected to testify is missing
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 20-year-old pregnant Marine who was expected to testify about something she witnessed on base has been missing since mid-December, authorities said.
Advocates seek state funds to meet needs
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
A parade of individuals Wednesday told Douglas County legislators that critical needs for the elderly, mentally ill and those with disabilities were going unmet because of funding shortfalls. “I’m very angry with the state of mental health in Kansas,” Bill Simons said.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
For the first time since the 1980 session of the Kansas Legislature, a voice from Douglas County - Democratic Rep. John Solbach - was to be on one of the Legislature’s finance panels, the House Ways and Means Committee.
People in the news
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Gisele Bundchen denies that she spurns dollars¢ Woman traumatized after Lohan chased car¢ Spears family says Dr. Phil crossed the line¢ Salma Hayek touting vaccine program¢ Miley Cyrus’ dogs named Most Eligible Pets
U.S. must set democratic example for world
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
The United States’ founding proposition - that men and women should have the right to govern themselves - will face critical tests in 2008, not only during our own country’s marathon presidential campaign but in venues across the globe. It will be the responsibility of our leaders, both current and prospective, to take a firm stand in support of democratic principles.
McCain, Clinton rally in New Hampshire
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
The lesson of New Hampshire can be summarized in two simple words: Character counts. John McCain and Hillary Clinton left the Granite State Wednesday with hard-earned primary victories because they showed its voters more courage in overcoming daunting odds than anyone else in the race.
Council fires police chief convicted of beer theft
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B10
The police chief in a small central Kansas town who was convicted of stealing beer from the fire department refrigerator has been fired.
Flu shots offered at clinic this evening
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B10
It’s not too late to get a flu shot. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will conduct a flu shot clinic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today on the first floor meeting room in the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.
Saveur names 100 epicurean favorites
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Food from Maine, New Mexico, Salzburg, Austria, and Montreal turned up on Saveur magazine’s quirky list of 100 “favorite foods, restaurants, people, places and things.” This is the 10th annual list of 100 picks from Saveur, which describes itself as an “epicurean travel magazine.”
Agent to discuss low-maintenance plants
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Want to learn to garden without a green thumb? Jennifer Smith, horticulture agent with the Douglas County Extension Office, will lead a workshop, “Plants that Grow Well Without Lots of Care,” next week.
Stunning action
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Every resident of Douglas County who cares about civil liberties should be shocked and dismayed that the Kansas University police department, with a judge’s approval and the apparent endorsement of the district attorney, served a search warrant on a newsroom. While this is an issue about the rights of the press, it is much more than that.
Stop whining
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The great thing about Kansas University being selected for the Orange Bowl over a more deserving Missouri squad was that KU fans quit whining about “The Border WAR” being played at Arrowhead in Kansas City. Yes, everyone wanted Lew Perkins’ head on a platter. (Last time I checked the university owned the team.) Local businesses encouraging season ticket holders to boycott. What arrogance!
Bush, upon Mideast arrival, warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush warned Iran of “serious consequences” if it meddles again with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, opening a Mideast peacemaking mission Wednesday on an ominous note. He told Israel to dismantle unauthorized settlement outposts and demanded that the Palestinians halt rocket attacks from areas controlled by Hamas Islamic militants.
ID issue
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Recently, I went to Lawrence’s Hollywood Theaters with one of my friends to go and see a movie. Both of us are 13 years old and look like young teens. We both didn’t bring our school IDs and were forced to pay full price (adult price).
Blacks must accept progress
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A9
These things happened last week in America. Federal officials were quoted as saying Latino street gangs in Los Angeles have been killing people at random because they are black. A new study found that ER doctors are less likely to prescribe strong pain medication for black and brown patients. Barack Obama won Iowa’s Democratic caucus.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 10, 1908: “Urbin R. Angney, captain of the Kansas University football team for next season, committed suicide yesterday morning by jumping from a high place on Fraser Hall, striking his head on the cement sidewalk west of the building.”
McGrew Realtor earns designation
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Adam Miller, a Realtor for McGrew Real Estate, recently completed the Kansas Graduate Realtor Institute Program, earning the GRI designation given to real estate professionals who complete at least 90 hours of advanced coursework and are members of their local, state and national boards and associations of Realtors.
Police say father threw 4 children off bridge
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
A day after reporting his four young children were missing, a shrimp fisherman broke down and confessed that he threw them off an 80-foot-high bridge to their deaths, authorities said Wednesday.
Commodities
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B9
Agricultural futures closed lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery fell 18 cents to $8.895; March corn shed 1.5 cents to $4.7725; March oats lost 5 cents to $3.275; January soybeans slipped 4.5 cents to $12.625.
Supreme Court likely to uphold voter ID law
January 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to uphold the nation’s strictest requirement that voters show photo identification before casting a ballot.
Variety of mulch helps garden
January 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Want to give your garden a different look? There is more to mulch than wood chips - try something new this year to add a different finish to the landscape.
Freshman helps No. 6 Oklahoma hold off Iowa State
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Freshman Danielle Robinson scored a career-high 23 points to lead No. 6 Oklahoma past Iowa State, 67-64, on Wednesday night in a rematch of last season’s Big 12 title game.
Vols hand Mississippi first loss
January 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tyler Smith did just what Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl wanted done with the Volunteers’ Southeastern Conference opener against undefeated Mississippi on the line. “He took it right to the basket. He stuck it up their nose,” Pearl said.