Archive for Friday, March 7, 2008

Also from March 7

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Youth of the Year LHS boys vs. Manhattan
Podcasts
Polls
Do you think that Lawrence schools could be doing more to reduce truancy?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
64%
No
 
27%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 228
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Twelve female students from Blue Valley Northwest High School participated in the documentary TV series "High School Confidential" that debuts nationally Monday. Of those featured dozen, seven are currently students at Kansas University. Student affairs
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Sharon Liese was preparing to take an active part in one of the most turbulent and influential periods of her child’s life: high school. So six years ago the single mom decided to pick up a camera on the eve of daughter Justine’s freshman year at Blue Valley Northwest High School. “I knew she was going to launch on this new adventure, and I wanted to document what goes on in high school. But I quickly abandoned the idea of documenting her and instead decided to follow other girls through the high school she went to,” Liese says.
8:00 a.m.
Trouble with truancy
March 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence schools overall have a good track record on student attendance compared with other districts in the state. But school administrators, staff and law enforcement still aren’t shy about flexing their muscles when it comes to truancy. So far this school year, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office has filed 50 new “Child in Need of Care” court cases for 16- and 17-year-old Lawrence students, which has forced parents to deal immediately with the issue.
12:00 p.m.
Sunflower School third-graders James Reeder, center, and Gavin Greenwood react as their classmates are featured during a photo slide show Thursday in the school cafeteria. The school organized an Olympic-themed assembly for the students to motivate them for their upcoming state assessment tests. Lawrence resident and 1996 Olympic pole vaulter Scott Huffman also attended the assembly. School trains students for test marathon
March 7, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The 2008 Olympics are still five months away, but Sunflower School had its own opening ceremony Thursday - for state assessments. Former Olympian and Lawrence resident Scott Huffman gave the students a motivational speech to get them geared up for the tests.
4:00 p.m.
Players on the Kansas bench go wild celebrating a late three-pointer by Jeremy Case against Texas Tech on March 3, 2008. KU basketball reaps benefits of players meeting
March 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Darrell Arthur ordered hot wings off the menu at Henry T’s Bar and Grill. Sherron Collins selected the turkey club sandwich. “My teammates would never let me eat hot wings … you know, the weight (issue),” the 5-foot-11, 205-pound Collins said with a smile. Russell Robinson chose the shrimp basket, while Sasha Kaun just sipped on water. “I wasn’t hungry. I already had a late lunch. This was an early dinner,” Kaun said.
10:00 p.m.
Tom Ewing, an employee with Nebraska Furniture Mart, left, delivers a chair to a downtown business while passers-by shield themselves against the snow and cold Friday. When will winter give up?
March 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It finally may start to look like - and more importantly, feel like - spring.

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NBA Roundup
March 7, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.
Slow market looks even weaker
Foreclosures hit record; debt now exceeds equity
March 7, 2008 in print edition on B9
Nervous homeowners and economic analysts have been wondering how much worse the national housing market could get, and on Thursday they got an answer: plenty.