Archive for Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Election Day 2009 The day in photos, April 7, 2009
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Did you vote today?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
50%
No.
 
33%
No, because there was no election where I live.
 
15%
Total 457
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Shirley Barrand  counts out the steps as she and husband Blue teach a dance class. Dance fever: Couple keep fit teaching what they love
April 6, 2009
It started with a dress. A dress for Shirley Barrand to dance in with her husband, Warren “Blue” Barrand. The couple had met on a dance floor at a single’s mixer, and one thing led to another, and then, as a young married couple, they took up ballroom dance lessons. But it wasn’t until Shirley laid her eyes on an elaborate ballroom gown that the thought of competitive dancing crossed her mind.
6:00 a.m.
Child sexual assaults by area ‘It’s a reporting issue’
April 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The area of southern Lawrence between Holcom Park and Louisiana Street, south of Clinton Parkway/23rd Street, is a mixture of apartment complexes, single-family homes, churches and businesses. What sticks out here is that nothing sticks out. This section of the city is characteristically Lawrence in many ways.
10:00 a.m.
Karen Vespestad casts her ballot early Tuesday for local school board and city commissioners. Voter turnout was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today
April 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters throughout the area decide a host of city and school board races.
12:48 p.m.
Karen Vespestad casts her ballot early Tuesday for local school board and city commissioners. Voter turnout was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m. Amyx, Cromwell, Lance Johnson will be the next City Commissioners; Bradford, Sanburn, Byers elected to school board
10:29 a.m., April 7, 2009 Updated 9:40 p.m.
Election workers have tallied advance ballots, and they show that incumbent Mike Amyx has a clear lead in the Lawrence City Commission race. In the Lawrence school board race, a tally of nearly all of the advance votes show Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical Chief Mark Bradford with a slight lead in the race, and he’s joined in the top three by Kansas University graduate student Vanessa Sanburn and Bob Byers, chairman of the district’s equity council.
11:11 p.m.
Mike Amyx, who received the most votes in the city commission race, gets a high five from steering committee member and supporter Becky Mondi, Lawrence, as the final numbers are announced during his watch party at the American Legion Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Amyx, Cromwell and Johnson pick up seats on Lawrence City Commission
April 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
With perhaps the tightest city budget in recent memory looming, voters selected a familiar face in Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission election.

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Jordan among Hall of Fame class
Stockton, Robinson, Sloan, Stringer also elected
April 7, 2009 in print edition on B2
Air Jordan has a new name: Hall of Famer.