Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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KU vs. KSU Barack Obama in El Dorado
Who's under the most pressure to win tonight in Bramlage?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Beasley
It’s all equal
No one really
Total 1834
The "8 Wonders of Kansas" were announced Tuesday. Which of these would you consider to be Kansas' most impressive "wonder"?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Chase County
None of the above
St. Fidelis Catholic Church (Cathedral of the Plains), Victoria
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson
Monument Rocks and Castle Rock, Gove County
Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, in Barton and Stafford counties
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene
Big Well, Greensburg
Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Hutchinson
Total 266

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
7:00 a.m.
Lawrence Parks Department worker John Schrum is lost in a swirling gust of snow as he uses a snow brush to clear walkways near the intersection of Eighth and Massachusetts streets Tuesday in downtown Lawrence. Tuesday's snowfall, combined with relentless winds, made for uncomfortable walking conditions. Windy winter white out
January 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The weather has taken locals on a roller coaster ride this week. “Can you believe we went from 60 degrees to 16?” 6News meteorologist Matt Elwell said of the week’s temperature fluctuations. “Pretty amazing. Monday’s high was 60. Tuesday’s low was 16.”
12:00 p.m.
Desiree Strecker, a stylist and co-owner at Headlines Salon, 520 W. 23rd St., works on the hair of client Vanessa Tourtillott. To commemorate National Wear Red Day on Friday, the salon will have a cut-a-thon to raise money by giving free haircuts in exchange for donations to the association to help boost awareness about heart disease and strokes in women. Mom, salon bringing attention to National Wear Red Day
January 30, 2008 in print edition on 3A
As an owner and manager of a salon, and wife and mother of seven, it’s easy for Tina Correa, 45, to put herself and her health last. However, a family history of heart disease has made it critical for Correa to change her lifestyle.
4:00 p.m.
The street outside Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Hospital association marks successful endowment year
January 30, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association gave record support to the hospital in 2007. “It was probably the best year in the history of the Endowment Association,” said Kathy Clausing, Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s vice president and chief development officer. “We had wonderful leadership with our volunteer board of directors.”
6:30 p.m.
The Jayhawk big men work out during warmups before a lively Wildcat student section Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at Bramlage Colliseum. Guaranteed: K-State ends 24-year home court drought to KU, 84-75
2:32 p.m., January 30, 2008 Updated 9:24 p.m.
Manhattan - If streaks were meant to be broken, then the Jayhawks could take solace in having held off fate for this long. After 24 years of home court suffering, the Kansas State Wildcats ended a drought in Manhattan against in-state rival Kansas University, taking home a resounding 84-75 win in Bramlage Coliseum Wednesday night. Behind three freshmen, Kansas State did what no WIldcat team had done since 1983. Mike Beasley had 25 points and six rebounds, while Bill Walker supplied the ‘Cats with 22 points and five boards. Point guard Jake Pullen stole the spotlight, though, with 20 points and four assists, including perfect 10-of-10 free throw shooting. Senior Clent Stewart also had 11 points.

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City athletes of the week
January 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
Danielle Bird & Taylor Manning