Archive for Friday, January 25, 2008

Also from January 25

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Photo galleries
Douglas County Courthouse Renovations LHS girl's basketball vs. Topeka Seaman Free State girl's basketball vs. Hutchinson
What would you do with the $600 the federal government is considering?

Poll results

Response Percent
Use it to pay bills.
Save it.
Spend it.
Invest it.
I don’t know.
Total 810

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
8:00 a.m.
Krissy Yeadon shops with her children, from left, Stavan, 7, Marquis, 5, and Diamond Yeadon, 7, Thursday at Checkers Food Store. Yeadon says she will use her tax rebate to pay off some bills. How will you spend 600 bucks?
January 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Krissy Yeadon didn’t have party planning on her mind. Yeadon pushed an empty grocery cart through the produce section of Checkers Food Store as her three kids - 7-year-old twins and a 5-year-old boy - took turns hanging from the cart and hanging from their momma’s legs. Shouts of “Banana! Strawberries!” and whatever other produce item the cart passed, competed with the sounds of a slow, downbeat Patsy Cline song that played over the store’s intercom. So when Yeadon, a single mother, was told Thursday that the federal government was close to approving an economic stimulus package that might net her a special tax rebate check of several hundred dollars, she was plenty pleased.
12:00 p.m.
Tire tracks were still visible Wednesday in the yard of Colleen and Ted Walker, 3011 Tomahawk Drive, where someone drove through their lawn and struck a tree that was special to the Walkers. The tree was a memorial to their son Ryan, who died in 2003 at 17. Couple devastated after vandals destroy tree memorializing son
January 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The vandals may not have known how much pain they caused when they smashed into the small evergreen tree in Ted and Colleen Walker’s front yard. “It probably looked like a Christmas tree because it had red lights on it,” Colleen Walker said. But it wasn’t about Christmas.
4:00 p.m.
Mike Treanor, principal of Treanor Architects, at left, and Dale Glenn, a principal at GLPM Architects, have agreed to Treanor Architects' acquisition of GLPM. The combined company's personnel in Lawrence plan to move downtown next year. Treanor Architects adds GLPM
January 25, 2008 in print edition on 13B
Treanor Architects is doing more than expanding its standing as Lawrence’s largest design firm. It’s also expanding its reach. Treanor, 110 McDonald Drive, this month acquired GLPM Architects, another Lawrence-based firm. Financial terms were not disclosed.
10:00 p.m.
Employees for Restoration and Waterproofing Contractors Inc. build a windproof shelter to work on the Douglas County Courthouse. Court’s face-lift in full gear
January 25, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Workers continued this week to evaluate the condition of limestone on the west side of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. “We’re trying to make a determination whether to patch or replace the stone,” said Shawn Smoke, who is supervising the project for the primary contractor, Restoration and Waterproofing Contractors Inc., which has offices in Topeka, Kansas City, Kan., and Wichita.

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Rec calendar
January 25, 2008 in print edition on B7
Sports in and around Lawrence.
Woods two back at Buick
Matteson fires 65, leads after first round
January 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods delivered the score he expected in his 2008 debut, just not the game.
NBA Roundup
January 25, 2008 in print edition on B9
Scores from around the league.