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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.
 
35%
I expected better.
 
35%
I didn’t watch.
 
13%
She did OK.
 
13%
No opinion.
 
1%
Total 860
Videos

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

6News video: Tax proposal likely not on ballot
January 29, 2008
A key city commissioner says it’s unlikely the city will put a sales tax question on the ballot and join the school district this spring.
6Sports video: KU, KSU to battle it out at Bramlage
January 29, 2008
Two undefeateds remain in Big 12 play, and both call the state of Kansas home. Tomorrow the KU men make the drive west to Manhattan to battle with Kansas State at Bramlage Coliseum.
6News video: Cold front brings what feels like 60 degree drop
January 29, 2008
Yesterday afternoon, the temperature was 54 degrees. A cold front brought today’s temperature down to 14 degrees, with wind chill at -2.
6News video: Governor invites Kansans to state birthday party
January 29, 2008
Residents across Kansas celebrate the state’s 147th birthday. 6News photojournalist Matt Lucht found out what happens when the governor invites the state to a birthday party.
6Sports video: Beasley the one to beat
January 29, 2008
If Kansas wants to win #25 in a row in Manhattan, the Jayhawks will have to find a way to stop or at least contain Wildcats freshman phenom Michael Beasley.
6News video: City leaders balk at Freenet loan
January 29, 2008
City commissioners like the idea of making the Internet more available to Lawrence youth, but they’re skeptical of a plan to expand access.
6Sports video: Cardinals squeak past Mavericks
January 29, 2008
The Eudora boys spent a cold, snowy night at home hosting the Metro Academy.
6News video: “8 wonders of Kansas” revealed
January 29, 2008
The state’s birthday was made even more special today when Governor Sebelius announced which Kansas attractions made the “8 Wonders of Kansas.”
6News video: County Sheriff’s deputy’s gun, equipment still missing
January 29, 2008
More than a month after a loaded gun and other police equipment was stolen from a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy’s pickup truck, the search continues.
6News video: Bill to offer vote on state smoking ban
January 29, 2008
In news out of the Kansas statehouse tonight, three senators, including two doctors, push to snuff out smoking across the state.
6News video: Sebelius announces support for Obama
January 29, 2008
At a rally in El Dorado today, Governor Kathleen Sebelius made her support for Barack Obama clear. 6News reporter Kendall Jones traveled to El Dorado and explains how Obama is giving hope to local people who made the trip south to hear him speak.
6News video: State history focus of Kansas Day lesson
January 29, 2008
Kansas is the state of clear skies and roaming buffalo — or at least the state song says so. In honor of the state’s birthday, local students are learning its history. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more on their knowledge of the Sunflower State.
6News video: Dole Institute hosts military bloggers
January 29, 2008
They are instant connections to the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now, military blogging is connecting to the world of academics.
6Sports video: KU women 1-5 in Big 12 play
January 29, 2008
The Kansas women’s basketball team must take on one of the best players in the nation. On Wednesday, Bonnie’s bunch travels to Oklahoma to take on Courtney Paris and the Sooners.
Obama receives Sebelius’ endorsement
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
Golf course development pulled from tonight’s agenda
January 29, 2008
Plans for a new apartment complex and nine hole golf course have been pulled from tonight’s City Commission meeting.
6News Now: Links development on agenda
January 29, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, plans for a new golf course and apartment complex in northwest Lawrence are up for approval at tonight’s City Commission meeting, and winter weather returns with a vengeance.
Attempted robbery reported on KU’s West Campus
January 29, 2008
Student says he was attacked.
Snow and cold temperatures return; some cancellations reported
01:30 p.m., January 29, 2008 Updated 03:22 p.m.
Temperatures drop and snow swirls today after Monday’s winter respite.
Tonganoxie to close schools early
January 29, 2008
Tonganoxie schools closing at 1:30 p.m. today.
Governor endorses Obama
January 29, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she will endorse Democrat Barack Obama for president, giving the candidate a Super Tuesday boost.
Illness causes cancellation of Broken Arrow program
Event postponed until next week
January 29, 2008
Music program moved to Monday.
8 Wonders of Kansas unveiled
January 29, 2008
The 8 Wonders of Kansas were announced today by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius before hundreds of schoolchildren who were in the Statehouse to participate in Kansas Day events.
Smoking ban proposal introduced in Kansas Senate
Statewide measure would require November vote
January 29, 2008
Voters would decide in the November election whether to enact a smoking ban in their county, under a proposal introduced today in the Legislature.
Sebelius to endorse Obama today
10:19 a.m., January 29, 2008 Updated 12:43 p.m.
Presidential candidate will be in Kansas today.
Traffic accident knocks out power to local residents
Electricity restored to nearly all customers
January 29, 2008
About 1,200 customers in central Lawrence remain without power after a car struck a pole about 12:30a.m. today along Ninth Street just north of Memorial Stadium.
Woodling: Last time KSU won at home …
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
It happened exactly a quarter of a century ago, and it hasn’t happened since. On Jan. 29, 1983, Kansas State’s men’s basketball team trimmed Kansas, 58-57, in cacophonus and claustrophobic Ahearn Fieldhouse on the K-State campus - the Wildcats’ last victory over KU in their own bailiwick.
Chris Webber set to return to Golden State Warriors
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
More than 13 years after Chris Webber demanded to leave the Golden State Warriors, the free-agent forward is all set to return. Webber sent an e-mail to the Associated Press on Monday night confirming he will rejoin the Warriors and coach Don Nelson, who won a power struggle with the former No. 1 draft pick in their messy first stint with the franchise.
County to add 2 storm sirens by spring
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Two new storm sirens will be placed in Douglas County by the time spring tornado season arrives. County commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of the sirens sought by Emergency Management director Teri Smith. The sirens are needed to cover areas where there has been an increase in population, Smith said.
Commentary: Great players can make any coach look good
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Doc Rivers is suddenly a great coach. An all-star coach. Potentially even a championship coach.
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.
Double Take: Reader questions society’s gender track
January 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes & Julia: Do you think boys are suffering from a society that seeks to feminize them? Do you think we are allowing our sons to fall behind in deference to making sure girls advance?
People in the news
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Led Zeppelin guitarist ready for world tour¢ Police won’t question Olsen about Ledger¢ Wesley Snipes’ defense rests in tax fraud case¢ Britney Spears’ friend fills Barbara Walters in¢ Jamie Lynn Spears’ TV show continues
Horoscopes
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
Understand that others often will look to you to take the lead. Much might be going on behind the scenes this year. You might feel that others are pushing your buttons. Know when to say enough. If you are single, be careful not to hook up too fast, or you might have regrets.
Stroke treatment vacuums out clots
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A8
It’s a tiny vacuum cleaner for the brain: A new treatment for stroke victims promises to suction out clogged arteries in hopes of stopping the brain attack before it does permanent harm.
No deal yet on coal plants
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B12
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said “no deal” has resulted from ongoing talks related to her administration’s rejection of coal-burning power plants in western Kansas. In October, Sebelius’ administration denied permits for two 700-megawatt plants, citing concerns with carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.
McDonald’s given power to award British education credits
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
New on the McDonald’s menu: a takeaway diploma. The government is giving the U.S. burger chain - along with a rail company and an airline - the right to award credits toward a high school diploma to employees who complete on-the-job training programs.
Keep your money in safe investments
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
A friend of mine, a woman with some good sense, told me about a couple who had been persuaded to buy dinars, the Iraqi currency, as a great investment. I thought she was joking and started laughing. But she was serious.
Sunflower State savvy
January 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kansas has 2.7 million residents, 83,000 square miles and 147 years of history. That’s a lot of people, space and time for you to know about your home state. So today, as Kansas celebrates its birthday, here are questions to test how much random trivia you know about your state.
Former MU coach dies
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Larry Smith, the emotional coach who led Southern California to the Rose Bowl three times and won 143 games with Tulane, Arizona, USC and Missouri, died Monday after a long bout with chronic lymphatic leukemia. He was 68.
Sebelius offers ‘American’ response
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius urged President Bush on Monday to work with her fellow Democrats on economic and foreign policy issues so that he will see “real results” during his final year in office. Giving her party’s response to the Republican president’s final State of the Union address, Sebelius said: “So we ask you, Mr. President, will you join us? It’s time to get to work.”
Revenue from nonprofit goes to for-profit company
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
A $4.9 million request by Lawrence Freenet is raising new questions about the company’s not-for-profit roots.
Commentary: Risk-takers found on both sidelines
Giants’ road record deserves more attention
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
The nation will need an insulin injection by 6 p.m. Sunday, after a week of sugary excess. All hail the perfect team! All hail the perfect quarterback! All hail the greatest achievement ever in team sports!
Chemical spill contained at MagnaGro building
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
HazMat responders from Olathe were called to Lawrence on Monday to assist in the cleanup of a chemical spill near a MagnaGro International building, at the south end of Delaware Street.
100th death from bird flu reported
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Indonesia, the nation hardest hit by bird flu, has recorded its 100th human death as the virus picks up speed across Asia.
Couple admit to armored car robbery
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
A couple accused of stealing millions of dollars from an armored car company did it to escape financial hardships, the woman told the FBI in court documents disclosed Monday.
Orthodox Archbishop Christodoulos dies
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of mourners, many sobbing, gathered Monday at Athens’ cathedral to file past the remains of Archbishop Christodoulos, the first leader of Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church to welcome a Catholic pope to Athens in 1,300 years.
Gunmen briefly hold school hostage
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
A group of heavily armed men took more than 200 children hostage at a school in northwestern Pakistan on Monday but released them and their teachers under a deal negotiated by tribal elders, according to authorities and residents.
Sears CEO departs as profits tumble
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Sears Holdings Corp. abruptly announced the departure of president and chief executive Aylwin B. Lewis on Monday, leaving a management void at the top of the department store chain controlled by Chairman Edward S. Lampert as it tries a high-stakes restructuring to reconnect with customers and reinvigorate slumping sales.
More NATO help in Afghanistan sought
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Canada will extend its military mission in Afghanistan only if another NATO country puts more soldiers in the dangerous south, the prime minister said Monday, echoing the recommendation of an independent panel to withdraw without additional forces.
Dental clinic offers free exams, X-rays
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Douglas County Dental Clinic will provide free dental examinations and X-rays to qualifying children as part of Give Kids a Smile Day, scheduled for this Friday.
Kennedys evoke bygone era, comparing Obama to JFK
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Summoning memories of his brother the slain president, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy led two generations of the First Family of Democratic politics Monday in endorsing Barack Obama for the White House, declaring, “I feel change is in the air.”
Teacher recognized for certification
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A8
Board members Monday night recognized Terri Durgan, a Quail Run School fourth-grade teacher, who recently earned her National Board Certification.
Road covered in blood’ in Kenya
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Thousands of machete-wielding youths hunted down members of President Mwai Kibaki’s Kikuyu tribe Monday in western Kenya’s Rift Valley, torching homes and buses, clashing with police, and blocking roads with burning tires.
Musician returns for DCAP fundraiser
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
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.
Commodities
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agricultural futures traded higher Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery jumped 30 cents to $9.63; March corn added 4 cents to $5.0225; March oats gained 2.75 cents to $3.23; March soybeans rose 10.75 cents to $12.5375.
CornerBank to honor Community Cornerstone
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Shirley Martin-Smith is winner of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award for January.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 29, 1908: “Mayor Barker had some ribs jarred loose from his spine last night when he ran to separate two fighting dogs. He fell to the ground and could be seriously impaired for some time. One rib was torn loose from his backbone, we hear.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
A local group was due to appear before the Joint Council on Recreation in Topeka to try to get state or federal help for construction of the Lawrence municipal swimming pool. Mayor Dick Raney, Chamber of Commerce President Dolph Simons Jr. and City Manager Ray Wells headed the group.
5 U.S. soldiers killed in the north
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Five U.S. soldiers were killed Monday afternoon in northern Iraq when explosives detonated near their vehicle, the second-deadliest attack on American soldiers this year.
Trim budgets
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Senior citizens are concerned about rising property taxes due to education and a needless golf course.
Board urges changes to No Child Left Behind
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A8
School board members unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that encourages Congress to make changes the federal No Child Left Behind act.
Hamas works with Egyptians to reimpose control at border
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Hamas militants joined Egyptian forces for a second day Monday in trying to restore control at three breaches in the Gaza border, building a chain-link fence to seal off one opening and directing traffic at two others.
Cuts in luxury spending may trickle down to lower classes
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A9
It’s hard to feel sorry for well-heeled shoppers whose idea of tough economic times is passing on $1,000 Burberry raincoats or that $300 limo ride while the working poor skimp on vegetables and take the bus.
Senate measure could cut rebates
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A9
A top Senate Democrat unveiled a $156 billion economic stimulus package Monday that awards rebates to senior citizens living off Social Security and extends unemployment benefits, setting up a clash with the White House and House leaders pushing a narrower package.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
Jack Lindquist, a 1980 Kansas State University graduate, was named agricultural agent for Douglas County, effective April 1.
Georgia may soon buckle to pressure on seat belts
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A9
The way some Georgians see it, if they’re going to get thrown through the windshield of a pickup truck, that’s nobody’s business but their own.
Bush to make one final spending request for wars
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A8
The White House will ask Congress next week for another $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an amount that would help cover operational costs only until early next year when the next administration takes over.
Author to speak at teen conference
January 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
A former Miss Black California and commentator will be the featured speaker at this year’s Straight Up Beautiful conference.
Mizzou guard out 4-6 weeks
Tigers’ leading scorer sidelined after suffering broken jaw
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah, the team’s leading scorer, remained hospitalized Monday with a broken jaw after a weekend brawl outside a downtown nightclub. The senior is expected to miss at least four to six weeks and could be out for the rest of the season.
Religious strife
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Here recently the Public Forum resembles a Christian pulpit, each person professing to know the will of God. I have nothing against religious freedom unless it becomes extremism. I notice conservative candidates fighting each other for the vote of the religious right. However, when you start legislating your religious agenda, that scares me and approaches extremism.
Alliance takes aim at cancer
Four hospitals across state join university to improve treatment
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
Kansas needs to do a better job in the fight against cancer, health leaders said Monday. And the announcement of a new alliance of hospitals with Kansas University was seen by many as a watershed moment in that fight.
Voters will decide property tax raise
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school district voters will go to the polls April 1 to decide if the school board can have an extra $680,000 to spend, likely on teacher salaries and mental health services. “I believe our public wants to compensate our staff better than they’re doing now, and if they believe this is the only way we can do that, I think they will support this,” said Craig Grant, school board vice president.
City still beating the market
Lawrence home sales fall in 2007 but still above national average
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
The good news: Lawrence beat the nationwide average when it comes to the sales pace for new homes last year. The bad news: That’s not saying all that much.
Full Text of President Bush’s 2008 State of the Union Address
January 29, 2008
Seven years have passed since I first stood before you at this rostrum. In that time, our country has been tested in ways none of us could have imagined. We have faced hard decisions about peace and war, rising competition in the world economy, and the health and welfare of our citizens. These issues call for vigorous debate, and I think it’s fair to say we’ve answered that call. Yet history will record that amid our differences, we acted with purpose. And together, we showed the world the power and resilience of American self-government.
Unfinished business
Bush asks US to be patient with Iraq war, recession fears
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
Aid workers sentenced on kidnapping charges
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
A court sentenced six French charity workers to eight years in prison in France on Monday, after they were convicted in Chad of trying to kidnap 103 children they said were orphans from Darfur.
Young viewers elude Fox News
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
By the time you read this, Fox News may have already fired John Gibson, co-host of “The Big Story with Gibson and Nauert” (4 p.m., Fox News). For their sake, I wish they would.
Topeka man pleads guilty in robberies
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
One of two men arrested last year in a series of armed robberies in Lawrence pled guilty on Monday to charges of attempted robbery and aiding a felon.
House fire blamed on soldered pipes
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
A two-alarm blaze Sunday at a vacant east Lawrence home was accidental, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical officials said Monday.
Clinton tactics are toxic to campaign
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
In 1976, Fred Harris - a populist precursor of this year’s version of John Edwards - championed “the little people.” When he finished fourth with just 10.8 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, he cheerfully explained that the little people were too little to reach the levers on the voting machines.
Giants arrive, stricken with flu
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
The New York Giants arrived for the Super Bowl on Monday, looking like the cast from “Men in Black,” and battling the flu.
Pump patrol
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.77 at several locations.
Confident ‘Cat
Star’s chatter doesn’t bother coach
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Michael Beasley’s boasts do not bother Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin, whose Wildcats now will have to back up the freshman phenom’s guarantee of victory against Kansas University on Wednesday night. “Do you think Darrell Arthur will become a better player because of what Michael says? Do you think Kansas will become a better team because of what Michael says? They are competing for a national championship. Do you think that will make them better?” Martin said forcefully Monday.
Cardinal girls coast
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
Emily Ballock tallied 17 points, eight assists and seven steals as Eudora dominated Kansas City Sumner, 79-35, in girls basketball Monday.
The Links proposal on commission agenda
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
A proposed northwest Lawrence apartment complex that would include a nine-hole golf course is up for approval at tonight’s City Commission meeting.
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.
Poll vexes Gaels again
For 2nd time this year, St. Mary’s loses after entering top 25
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B5
Another ranking, another loss for Saint Mary’s. For the second time this season the Gaels lost in their first game after moving into the Associated Press’ Top 25.
K-State has other freshmen, too
Beasley, Walker make headlines, but rest of class is silently solid
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
Darnell Jackson said after Saturday’s 84-49 Kansas University men’s basketball victory over Nebraska that it takes more than one player to beat a team. The ‘one player’ to which the Jayhawk forward was referring was Kansas State’s über-talented freshman forward, Michael Beasley. In the Wildcats’ eyes, though, they see themselves as more than one player.
Construction deaths under close scrutiny
Officials admit six workers have died
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Six workers have died helping to build venues for this summer’s Olympic Games, including two who worked at Beijing’s celebrated “Bird’s Nest” stadium, a top work-safety official said Monday.
Different personalities, same results for U.S. skiers
Wild Mancuso, straight-laced Vonn dominate circuit
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
For two U.S. skiers, different approaches are getting similar and spectacular results. Lindsey Vonn is married, settled and at home in the team hotel. Julia Mancuso is single, has a bit of a wild streak and travels the World Cup circuit in her personal bus.
Griffin brothers power OU
Sooners prevail in heated Bedlam rivalry matchup
January 29, 2008
Taylor Griffin got wrapped up in a headlock and got slammed to the ground. Then he and his brother made sure Oklahoma got the last laugh.
Mangino undergoes medical tests
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino released a statement Monday evening indicating he underwent medical testing for undisclosed reasons.
Woods eyeing return to Torrey Pines
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Tiger Woods began his 2008 season with a 67 on the South Course at Torrey Pines that featured only one bogey, one birdie on the par 5s and seemingly very little effort. Standing behind the 18th green, one caddie made a quiet observation that surely was shared by others.
Bruschi claims ‘victory for all stroke survivors’
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
There was a time when Tedy Bruschi was unsure he’d be able to go to a football game again, let alone play in one.
NBA Roundup
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
Chris Paul had 23 points, 17 assists, and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets ran away with their ninth straight victory over Denver on Monday.
Preliminary charges filed in bank losses
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Investigating judges filed preliminary charges Monday against a trader accused of causing billions of dollars in losses for France’s second-largest bank. He was released from custody while the thorny investigation continues.
Cold medicines send 7,000 children to hospitals
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Cough and cold medicines send about 7,000 children to emergency rooms each year, the U.S. government said Monday in its first national estimate of the problem.
Brady practices in Pats’ first Super Bowl session
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
Tom Brady was back where he belongs Monday, behind center for the New England Patriots’ first practice session of Super Bowl week.
Memphis holds onto top spot
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
Memphis made it to a second week as No. 1. The Tigers led the Associated Press’ college basketball poll Monday, doubling their only other stint as a top-ranked team. In January 1983, Memphis went to No. 1 and lost hours later.
No specific security threat for game, authorities say
January 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
The police agencies responsible for patrolling the Super Bowl say they’re not aware of any threat so far to the biggest single-day sporting event in the country, but they’ve organized a massive build up of security just in case.
Van Go artists put works on sale
January 29, 2008 in print edition on C2
Get an early start on your Valentine’s Day shopping at “Have a Heart,” a show celebrating youth artwork.
On the record
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are investigating a report that a 28-year-old Lawrence man and 23-year-old Lawrence woman had illegal relations with a 6-year-old girl between June and October of 2001 at a west Lawrence location. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details were available Monday.
Internet firm’s plan raises questions
Lawrence Freenet wants city to co-sign $4.9M expansion loan
January 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
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.