Archive for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Also from May 13

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Class 6A State Golf
Podcasts
Polls
How many members of the 2007-08 KU national championship basketball team do you expect to be NBA draftees next month?

Poll results

Response Percent
4
 
40%
3
 
29%
5
 
13%
2
 
10%
6
 
5%
1
 
0%
Total 2392
What is your initial reaction to Grand Theft Auto IV?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t buy any video games
 
46%
I love it
 
18%
I don’t buy violent video games
 
17%
I haven’t bought it yet
 
8%
I don’t like it
 
5%
It’s OK
 
4%
Total 276
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A crew with HDD of Lawrence, who manages the mobile home trailer court on First St. in North Lawrence, clean up around a home that was damaged by a fallen tree in the May 2, 2008, a.m. storm while workers with Westar Energy repair a power-line behind the trailer at left . A large tree landed across the bedroom end of the mobile home. The occupants were watching t.v in the living-room and where not injured. Siren sound off
May 12, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Douglas County leaders are trying to strike a delicate balance when it comes to sounding outdoor tornado warning sirens. “I don’t want it to go off every time a cloud comes out of the southwest,” County Commissioner Bob Johnson said during Monday’s commission meeting.
8:00 a.m.
Wheat grows in an otherwise empty field at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive that is the site of a planned Wal-Mart store. The city has granted a building permit to the retailer, and construction is expected to begin soon. "We're looking at a grand opening of around mid-to-late spring of 2009," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Angie Stoner said. Wal-Mart nearly ready to build city’s new store
May 13, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It will be the summer of Wal-Mart. Leaders with the world’s largest retailer have been granted a city building permit to begin construction on its $9.5 million store at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
12:00 p.m.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, center, jokes during a visit to Boys Town, Neb. Self visited Boys Town - near Omaha - on Wednesday. Self may give assist to sports facility
May 13, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district administrators have had talks with Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation about developing a health and wellness campus that could also include a school district sports facility.
4:00 p.m.
Tracy Williams is the Lawrence school district's new staff wellness coordinator. Friday at school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive, she joined other district employees in a variety of activities and a healthy luncheon. Wellness coordinator jump-starting new job
May 13, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Tracy Williams says in her new job, sometimes people are afraid to eat in front of her. “I say, ‘Hey, I like to have a piece of chocolate every now and again, too, but in moderation,’” said the Lawrence school district’s new wellness coordinator.
10:00 p.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. Strategic plan charts course to 2015
May 13, 2008 in print edition on 3A
By 2015, Kansas University would like all incoming students to have high-quality academic backgrounds, be active in extracurriculars and have a focus on community service. The university would like all graduates to meet certain benchmarks, such as having an interest and capacity for research, being aware of global issues and diversity, and exhibiting strong communication and interpersonal skills.

All stories

Clinton should do the ‘right’ thing
May 13, 2008 in print edition on A7
Is it finally time for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to give up?
Classroom confidential
Journal-World Angle members offer students advice on school success
May 13, 2008 in print edition on C1
Featuring essays by Sarah Robinson, Alexandra Hoopes, Molly Lockwood, & Hawley Montgomery.