Archive for Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Carjacking ends downtown
Who do you now consider to be the favorite in the Big 12 men's basketball race?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State
Someone else
Texas A&M
Total 5118
A new health study shows that big sports games can cause heart attacks and other serious cardiac problems. Are you so much of a sports fan that how your favorite team performs affects your well-being?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not a sports fan.
Total 252

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Mario Chalmers lowers his head as the Jayhawks leave the court following their 84-75 loss to Kansas State Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at Bramlage Colliseum. Cats walk the walk
January 31, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The Streak is dead. Long live The Streak. “It’s tough to take a loss here. It’s tough to take a loss when we own a streak like that. It’s really tough. Things happen,” KU junior Brandon Rush said after the Jayhawks’ 84-75 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday night at crazed Bramlage Coliseum.
7:00 a.m.
KU senior Liz Stuewe is inspired to be politically active by her parents. At KU, Stuewe is involved with student government organizations and is heavily involved in the Commission on the Status of Women, Delta Force and the Dole Institute of Politics. Politics spur youths into action
January 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University sophomore Julia Groeblacher is paying close attention to this presidential election. After all, it’s the first time the 19-year-old will be able to vote. And she has discovered that some aspects of her native Austria have come to shape her political ideology.
12:00 p.m.
Celebrating their sixth birthday in their kindergarten class at Langston Hughes School on Wednesday are, background from left, Keaton Hoy, Ryan Lutz and Stephen Pendry. All three were born Jan. 30, 2002, the day an ice storm struck Lawrence. At left is classmate Avery Carroll. Classmates share icy birth date
January 31, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Three families, three births, one major ice storm. Wednesday was the sixth anniversary of a severe ice storm that pounded the Midwest. Residents across northeast Kansas were forced to stay in their homes - many without power. But that wasn’t enough to stop three couples from welcoming additions to their families.
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence native Stephen Six was sworn in as the Attorney General on Thursday, January 31, 2008. Lawrence resident takes office as attorney general
10:50 a.m., January 31, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Stephen Six was sworn in as Kansas attorney general this morning, marking an end to the scandal-shortened administration of Paul Morrison.
10:00 p.m.
In a sign of the city's fiscal woes, City Manager David Corliss turned down a raise in his salary as part of his annual evaluation in October 2006. Corliss is pictured in his office at that time. The current fiscal status isn't any better. Corliss turns down raise
January 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In a sign of the city’s fiscal woes, City Manager David Corliss turned down a raise in his salary as part of his annual evaluation. Mayor Sue Hack said commissioners agreed to give Corliss a raise on Thursday, but the second-year city manager declined to accept it.

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Snow tapers off
System moves south, trace to half-inch expected in Lawrence area
January 31, 2008
A Snow Advisory is in effect for Douglas County until 6 p.m.
Our Town Sports
January 31, 2008 in print edition on B4
Sports in and around Lawrence