Archive for Monday, April 13, 2009

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The day in photos, April 13, 2009 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
Do you support the U.S. military using force against pirates?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 880
Would you drink water packaged in paper boxes instead of plastic bottles?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 674

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Cups, beer bottles and boxes are strewn about the front porch of a house on the 1300 block of Ohio Street Saturday morning, April 11, 2009. Parents combat underage drinking
April 12, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Nancy Renfro, mother of a 16- and a 19-year-old, is in the trenches of navigating the world of teenage parties.
6:00 a.m.
City Commissioner Rob Chestnut takes a shot over Ron Gaches in a pickup game at the Community Building, 11th and Vermont streets. Chestnut to take shot at shaping city budget
April 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Rob Chestnut makes his living by examining finances, which made it all the more concerning that when he joined the Lawrence City Commission two years ago, he often got an uncomfortable feeling when he looked at the city’s spending. “I felt like we had bought a house that had a mortgage that was a little bit more than we could afford,” Chestnut said. On Tuesday, Chestnut will get his chance to be the leader of the household, so to speak.
10:00 a.m.
Jennifer Juarez, left, of Snacks on Racks, based in Parkville, Mo., and Debbie Miers, director of Food and Nutrition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, talk about the new water cartons that will be available at LMH later this week. The boxes will replace plastic water bottles. LMH dumps water bottles for boxes
April 13, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is ditching plastic water bottles and offering a greener option instead. Beginning Wednesday, the hospital will be selling water in cartons — it will be the first in the nation to do so. “It is something that could help the planet, plus help us,” said Debbie Miers, director of Food and Nutrition and a member of the hospital’s newly formed green task force.
2:00 p.m.
Karen Wray strolls and shops along Massachusetts Street with her son Cooper in spite of her allergies, which have been exceptionally bothersome this year. Tree pollen became a problem for some allergy sufferers in February this year. Allergy season hits early
April 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Achoo! If seasonal allergies seem to have hit you earlier this year, you’re not alone. Lawrence resident Karen Wray, 44, started suffering from itchy eyes, a runny nose and scratchy throat in early March. Normally, such symptoms don’t appear until early summer or fall.
6:00 p.m.
Colleen bloom plays with Lexie Webb and Taylor Bell at Stepping Stones, 1100 Wakarusa Drive, where she is the infant lead instructor. Day care providers generally have limited openings for infants because of state regulations that permit only three infants per one care provider in centers. Baby steps: Lawrence parents must start early to reserve infant child care
April 13, 2009
Julie Henderson knows that she’s one of the lucky ones. After she has her baby boy in May, she knows she can return to work secure in the fact that she has quality child care. Henderson’s employer, Lawrence Athletic Club North, 3201 Mesa Way, provides child care.

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Chiefs reach deal with LB Thomas
Veteran reportedly agrees to one-year contract
April 13, 2009 in print edition on B2
Free agent linebacker Zach Thomas agreed to a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, according to