Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2008

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On the street
It's pretty clear KU is the class of the Big 12 in men's hoops this year. Who do you consider to be the second-best squad in the league?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State
Texas A&M
Someone else
Total 4064
Think back to your days as a young student. What was it like when your class was monitored by a substitute teacher?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not much happened in terms of learning.
It was chaos.
The class was generally attentive, but not too productive.
The class was generally attentive and productive.
Total 371

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Coyla Lockhart, a retired teacher, talks with Alexis Kriegh, 8, at Hillcrest School. Lockhart is now used by the Lawrence school district as a substitute teacher almost every day. Excessive teacher absences adversely affect students
January 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Coyla Lockhart, who retired in 2006 after teaching for 23 years, continues to be a familiar face in Lawrence. She’s a popular substitute teacher, and was back in her old stomping grounds at Hillcrest School last Friday. The day before she was at Central Junior High School.
9:00 a.m.
With Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman, left, looking on, Leavenworth Acting Police Chief Pat Kitchens addresses the media during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Lansing City Hall. Kitchens announced authorities were  detaining a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting of Olivia Jackson. The 20-year-old Jackson, who was pregnant, was shot to death at a Lansing mobile home park Tuesday, Jan. 22. Suspect ID’d in slaying of pregnant woman, 20
January 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A man initially identified as a “person of interest” is now a suspect in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a 20-year-old pregnant woman at a Lansing mobile home park. During a Wednesday evening news conference, Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said his office would be filing a report this morning with the Leavenworth County attorney seeking charges against the 23-year-old man in the death of Olivia Jackson.
1:00 p.m.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., appear at the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol in July, 2006. Dole gives $500K to namesake institute
January 24, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A large gift from former Sen. Bob Dole to Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics will help fund future programming, KU announced Wednesday.
4:00 p.m.
While the garden is dormant, start planning for spring by the book
January 24, 2008 in print edition on 1C
What better way to daydream through these late winter months than with a good book? And what better topic to whittle away a sunny, brisk Sunday than a book about gardening? Let’s discover some of the most provocative reading material for gardeners to get inspired and mentally transport ourselves into a floral fantasy for the time being.
10:00 p.m.
Students mill around Fraser Hall on the Kansas University campus. Magazine strikes KU off list for ‘best value’ among colleges
January 24, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University usually does best on rankings that emphasize low cost and accessibility. However, when Kiplinger Magazine put out its list of “best values in public colleges,” KU was nowhere to be found. Perhaps as confusing, the University of Missouri with substantially higher tuition made the cut. A data expert for Kiplinger’s said two-thirds of the rankings were based on academic measures, and specifically some that KU rarely does well in.

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Our Town Sports
January 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sports in and around Lawrence