Archive for Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, April 30, 2009 Free State baseball vs. Shawnee Mission South
Podcasts
Polls
Which current Jayhawk do you think will have the best NFL career?

Poll results

Response Percent
Dezmon Briscoe
 
58%
Kerry Meier
 
20%
Darrell Stuckey
 
17%
Todd Reesing
 
2%
Other
 
0%
Total 653
Has the interest rate on one of your credit cards been increased during the past year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
46%
No
 
20%
I don’t have any credit cards
 
18%
I don’t know
 
14%
Total 733
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Co., right, discusses the future of his company with Stuart Bell, Kansas University’s dean of engineering, Wednesday in Bell’s office. Mulally visited his alma mater and met with KU students at Eaton Hall. Ford CEO and KU alumnus Alan Mulally says automaker ‘doing great’
April 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Ford Motor Co.’s CEO doesn’t expect the company to fill its financial tanks with federal bailout money.
10:00 a.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. City and county monitoring flooding conditions; more rain in forecast
11:24 a.m., April 29, 2009 Updated 10:05 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County Emergency Management has been monitoring flooding conditions since the weekend, said Teri Smith, emergency management director.
2:00 p.m.
Wal-Mart employees lead a group of associates in reciting the "Wal-Mart cheer" during the grand opening of the new store Wednesday morning. Lawrence’s newest Wal-Mart opens to public
9:50 a.m., April 29, 2009 Updated 2:42 p.m. in print edition on 3A
The woman wouldn’t give her name as she guided her cart through virgin territory — fully stocked shelves, perfectly hung clothes and a floor still free of the marks left by the masses.
6:00 p.m.
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., appear at the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol in July, 2006. Doles to discuss public service
April 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In interviews Wednesday, former senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole said they looked forward to relaying the importance of public service to young people when they visit Kansas University this weekend. Bob Dole said being part of a couple where both partners had large responsibilities outside the home used to be rare, but now it’s more common.

All stories

Several high school sports events postponed because of heavy rains
11:58 a.m., April 30, 2009 Updated 12:44 p.m. in print edition on B5
Several high school sports events postponed because of heavy rains