Archive for Friday, April 3, 2009

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The day in photos, April 3, 2009
After the Jayhawks lose, do you cheer for the team that beat them in the NCAA Tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 338
The city will be asking residents about the possibility of charging fees for some free programs, such as use of rec center equipment, and increasing fees for other facilities, such as swimming pools. Would these fees affect your use of these programs?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t use these programs now
Total 849

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Westar Energy plant smokestacks billow behind a windmill in North Lawrence against the backdrop of a Kansas sunset Nov. 26, 2007. Westar rates projected to rise again
April 1, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy Inc. customers are likely to see their rates rise $80 million or more over the next year, on top of a significant increase Kansas regulators approved about two months ago.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, from left, stands with former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Tuesday in Washington, D.C., before the start of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Sebelius is President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius not expected to be confirmed until after Congress returns from recess
9:53 a.m., April 2, 2009 Updated 5:07 p.m. in print edition on 10A
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is pledging to improve Medicare and Medicaid with an increased focus on prevention and primary care.
10:00 a.m.
Josh Istas, KU jr., Omaha, Nebr, and Tully Corcoran, Lawrence, exercise Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Lawrence Community Building 11th and Vermont. The city is considering adding more fees to Parks and Recreation department services. City looking at increased fees for parks and recreation to balance department’s budget
April 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When you pump that iron at city recreation centers, you might need to pump your wallet a bit too.
2:00 p.m.
Trei Dudley, a ninth-grader at Central Junior High school and a 10-year member of Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, rehearses with the Central Junior High dance group Thursday, April 2, 2009..Dudley has been named the Youth of the Year for the state of Kansas by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Central student earns statewide honor
April 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Trei Dudley says she has found a haven with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
A sizable crowd showed up for Wednesday night's game. Attendance was recorded at 8,360. KU fans hope buzz about WNIT fills the fieldhouse
April 3, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Bill Hougland says there’s been a change in his coffee conversations. The Lawrence resident, who gathers with friends each morning at McDonald’s at Sixth and Michigan streets, said the group has started talking about the Kansas women’s basketball team.

All stories

Pesky Penn State prevails
Lions scrap past Baylor for NIT championship
April 3, 2009 in print edition on B4
Penn State beat Baylor, 69-63, to win the NIT championship.
Queen charmed by U.S. first lady
April 3, 2009 in print edition on A11
Michelle Obama’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II began with a handshake and ended in a hug.
American record-holder in mile on Relays slate
Webb trying to run first sub-four-minute time at meet since 1997
April 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
Alan Webb, the American record holder in the mile (3:46.91), will compete in this year’s Kansas Relays.