Archive for Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Also from January 22

Births
Blog entries
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
1988 NCAA Final Four
Podcasts
Polls
An ad during the Super Bowl could make a break a company. But what kind of impact would a presidential candidate's ad have on his or her campaign?

Poll results

Response Percent
It wouldn’t help.
 
56%
It would help.
 
24%
Not sure.
 
19%
Total 182
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Lawrence Fire & Medical Lt. Ed Noonen wipes away insulation after coming out of a apartment building in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive, where fire broke out about 6:00 a.m. Saturday. The blaze is blamed on an unattended candle left in a second story bedroom. Candle officially listed as cause of apartment fire
January 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
An unattended candle caused a weekend fire that displaced 20 people at a south Lawrence apartment building. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical released no further information Monday about the cause of the fire in a second floor apartment at Heatherwood Valley Apartments, 2040 Heatherwood Drive. The 24-unit building is divided by a fire wall and the damage was on the eastern side.
9:00 a.m.
Abuse of prescription drugs is alarmingly high. Are kids abusing prescription meds?
January 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A fellow student asked Courtney Griffin if she would sell her pills that treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. “No thanks. I don’t sell drugs,” the Lawrence High School junior said she responded. When she needs to take the medication, she takes it at home, and never brings the pills to school.
1:00 p.m.
City commissioners in November agreed to allow the downtown drinking establishment The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., to keep its sidewalk dining license, even though the coffee shop/bar doesn't meet the city's requirement that says businesses with sidewalk seating areas make at least 70 percent of their sales from food. Other bar owners at tonight's City Commission meeting will be asking commissioners to allow bars to have the same sort of sidewalk seating areas that restaurants currently enjoy. 
Bar owners want outside drinking OK’d
January 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
To downtown bar owners, it sure looks like an open door. City commissioners in November agreed to allow the downtown drinking establishment The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., to keep its sidewalk dining license, even though the coffee shop/bar doesn’t meet the city’s requirement that says businesses with sidewalk seating areas make at least 70 percent of their sales from food.
4:00 p.m.
Free State High School senior Anthony Twarog is the ArtStar winner for January. Twarog has performed in a variety of high school theater roles and plays percussion in the marching, symphonic and jazz bands. He also is a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Renaissance man
January 22, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Nancee Beilgard has a nickname for Anthony Twarog. “I told him he’s a real Renaissance man, which embarrassed him greatly, I’m sure,” Beilgard says. “But he is.” Twarog, she says, has been good in a variety of roles on stage at Free State High School. He also plays percussion in the marching, symphonic and jazz bands, and he’s strong in the classroom, earning a National Merit semifinalist honor.
10:00 p.m.
The Last Call, 729 New Hampshire St., was closed in December of 2007 after several incidents, including a fight that led to a shooting in Kansas City. Fight at Last Call again leads to highway shooting
January 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Two men were arrested in Johnson County early Sunday following a shooting on Kansas Highway 10. The suspects and the victims - all from Kansas City, Mo. - earlier had been in Lawrence, where they’d been ordered out of Last Call, 729 N.H.

All stories

Sidewalk seating
Before city commissioners open the door to additional sidewalk dining areas, they should carefully consider the impact to pedestrians and the atmosphere of downtown.
January 22, 2008 in print edition on A7
Outdoor dining isn’t a particularly tantalizing prospect in the depths of a Kansas winter, but Lawrence city commissioners are right to be tackling this issue before the first warm days of spring.