Archive for Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Also from March 5

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
American Basketball Association Otters return
Podcasts
Polls
Do you still take a taste of freshly fallen snow?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
47%
Yes.
 
36%
I never did eat snow.
 
16%
Total 286
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University Air Force ROTC cadets Jaimie Wappelhorst, Andover sophomore, left, and Stephanie Koenig, St. Louis sophomore, run through a series of defensive techniques during an instructional session on hand-to-hand combat Tuesday at KU's Robinson Gymnasium. Army and Air Force hand-to-hand combat specialists were on hand for the training. Air Force cadets learn the basics of combat
March 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A group of Kansas University students set aside their books Tuesday for a little hand-to-hand combat training. On the syllabus: kicks, chokes, punches and other maneuvers that, if executed properly, will maim or kill.
6:00 a.m.
George Frazier and his daughter, Chloe, captured a northern river otter on film at the Baker Wetlands on Friday. The species was last seen in Douglas County in 1904. The Lawrence father and daughter are pictured on Tuesday at the wetlands just south of Lawrence. Otter spotted in wetlands waters
March 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
George Frazier and his daughter, Chloe, were walking along a path near the Baker University Wetlands when they noticed some odd animal tracks.
11:00 a.m.
Lawrence residents Debbie Galbraith and Joel Wasson make their way down the line depositing their recyclables Tuesday at the Wal-Mart Recycling Center, 3300 Iowa. The city of Lawrence offers many resources for those who wish to recycle. City to gauge support for curbside recycling
March 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Tammie Finney isn’t sure she’d be willing to pay more than a few dollars each month for the city to pick up her water bottles, soup cans, detergent containers and other discarded-but-recyclable materials at her curb. But she wouldn’t mind being asked.
4:00 p.m.
Like many other Lawrence residents, Cody Belles, 17, who lives at 766 Locust St., had to shovel the snow accumulation off his driveway Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Possible snow-clearing changes get cold shoulder
March 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Call them a bunch of snow angels. City commissioners want city residents to know that clearing sidewalks of snow in a timely manner is an important neighborly act, but a majority of commissioners and staff showed little interest Tuesday in adding any teeth to the city’s existing snow shoveling ordinance.

All stories

Boeing questions Air Force pact
Contractors who won air-refueling tanker bid to use European planes
March 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Boeing Co. on Tuesday questioned the Air Force’s awarding a $40 billion contract for aerial-refueling tankers to a team of defense contractors who’ll use a European plane.
Cooperative effort
Westar had more than an altruistic motivation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but it’s still good to see them voluntarily taking that step.
March 5, 2008 in print edition on A8
It is, indeed, good news that Westar Energy has agreed to voluntarily reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from its generating plants in Kansas.
Otter spotted in wetlands waters
Critter not seen in these parts for a century; sighting shows restoration projects working
March 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
George Frazier and his daughter, Chloe, were walking along a path near the Baker University Wetlands when they noticed some odd animal tracks.