Archive for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Wal-Mart grand opening The day in photos, April 29, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Do you expect the people who opposed the development of Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa in Lawrence to shop at the store?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
78%
No
 
21%
Total 1658
In what area has Kathleen Sebelius left the most lasting legacy in Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Environmental concerns
 
36%
Other
 
26%
School finance
 
22%
Health insurance
 
15%
Total 533
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson reaches down to shake hands with Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis after being sworn in alongside his sons Alex, left, and Sam, his wife, Stacy, and his daughter, Kit, on Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. Parkinson is the 45th governor of the state. Parkinson sworn in as Kansas Governor
April 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Shortly after becoming Kansas’ 45th governor, Mark Parkinson on Tuesday faced the political leadership of the state and expressed confidence that “we will make it through these difficult times.” Parkinson, 51, was sworn in after Gov. Kathleen Sebelius resigned to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.
6:00 a.m.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in by Tim Saunders, Executive Clerk of the White House, as President Barack Obama holds the Bible on Tuesday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Senate approves Sebelius nomination
4:54 p.m., April 28, 2009 Updated 8:20 a.m.
Fifteen months ago, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama came to Kansas and received the endorsement of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who then spent a significant portion of her time helping Obama get elected.
10:00 a.m.
Firefighter and emergency medical technician Troy Gourley releases the flow of water from a hydrant to a new ladder truck during a training exercise Tuesday at the Fire Medical training facility, 1941 Haskell Ave. Two new ladder trucks, Quint 2 and Quint 4, have joined the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical fleet. Two new firetrucks join Lawrence’s fleet
April 28, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A pair of new twin sisters has joined the local fire department. The shiny red beauties are a notch above the rest, not just because they flash brighter lights and boast mirrors that resemble bug antennas, but also because they’re equipped with new technology intended to make fighting fighters more efficient.
2:00 p.m.
Kate Dinneen, duty officer with Douglas County Emergency Management, drops a weighted line to the surface of the Kansas River to measure the water's level Wednesday at noon. The county is tracking the river's level as additional rain fell on Lawrence Wednesday on top of ground already saturated from the weekend storms. Flood warning for Douglas County has expired
9:56 a.m., April 29, 2009 Updated 6:10 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Flash Flood Watch, in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday until Thursday morning.
6:00 p.m.
Jill Elmers grows a variety of greens, including mustard and Asian varieties, at her East Lawrence farm, Moon on the Meadow. What do I do with … baby greens?
April 29, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In our new series, we’ll answer that very question on an array of foods — foods that you may have been too intimidated to try, or brave enough to buy … only to let it rot in your fridge before you figured out what the heck to do with it. First up, those delicate, beautiful baby greens of spring.

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LHS baseball edges Vikes
April 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High beat Shawnee Mission West, 4-3.