Archive for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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On the street
How did Gov. Kathleen Sebelius do on the Democrats' response to President Bush's State of the Union speech Monday night?

Poll results

Response Percent
She did very well.
I expected better.
I didn’t watch.
She did OK.
No opinion.
Total 860

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
At left, traffic travels along U.S. Highway 59 north of Ottawa Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007. At right, work is continuing on the Franklin County portion of new Hwy 59 located to the east of the current highway. Officials are now saying funding for the project could be in jeopardy because of dwindling federal highway funds. Options sought for funding new roads
January 28, 2008 in print edition on 3A
State and national highway officials said Monday that policymakers need to figure out new ways to raise money to build roads - including the possibility of a mileage tax. Lawmakers took no action but were briefed on inadequacies in the current motor fuels tax to keep pace with transportation needs.
8:00 a.m.
Vice President Dick Cheney watches as President Bush delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, Monday Jan. 28, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Unfinished business
January 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy. “We can all see that growth is slowing,” Bush said in a blunt acknowledgment of rising food and gas prices, increasing unemployment and turmoil in the housing and financial markets.
12:00 p.m.
Alex Kaufman, of Community Wireless Communications, loads gear into a Lawrence Freenet truck outside the Lawrence Freenet offices, 4105 W. Sixth St, in this 2008 file photo. Internet firm’s plan raises questions
January 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence City Commission is being asked to co-sign a $4.9 million loan for Lawrence Freenet to finance that company’s plans to expand its wireless Internet service in the city. Freenet leaders say in exchange for the unusual financial arrangement, they’ll guarantee that every child in the city under age 18 will have free access to wireless Internet service. They’re also agreeing to provide the city with enough installed underground cable to synchronize the traffic signals on major city streets, along with providing city government with free Internet access.
4:00 p.m.
Kelley Hunt. Musician returns for DCAP fundraiser
January 29, 2008 in print edition on 4A
If there’s one constant for the Douglas County AIDS Project’s winter fundraiser dance, it would be Kelley Hunt. As the fundraiser has changed during the last 16 years, Hunt - described as everything from an R&B singer and boogie-woogie pianist to a singer-songwriter - has been there to keep everyone moving on the dance floor.
10:00 p.m.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accept applause Tuesday after Sebelius endorsed Obama for his campaign to become president at Butler Community College gymnasium in El Dorado. Obama receives Sebelius’ endorsement
January 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Thousands of supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama filled a gymnasium here as the Democratic hopeful made his first visit to Kansas since he declared his candidacy for president. After Obama spoke to the crowd at Butler Community College, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius joined him on stage to announce her endorsement of the junior senator, arousing the cheers of a jubilant audience.

All stories

Illness causes cancellation of Broken Arrow program
Event postponed until next week
January 29, 2008
Music program moved to Monday.
Dare to dream
Maybe simple kindness and looking for the best in others can’t change the world, but it’s worth a try.
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
The message of “Rachel’s Challenge” may be focused on high school students, but its simple principles are something that people of all ages should embrace.
Days of sharp flu shots may be licked
New method would deliver vaccine under your tongue
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Relief may be on the way for all those youngsters trembling at the thought of another needle jab. One day the flu vaccine may simply be placed under the tongue.