Archive for Friday, December 11, 2009

Also from December 11

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Third turnpike bridge demolition The day in photos, December 11, 2009 Lawrence High vs. K.C. Sumner
What grade would you give yourself when it comes to healthy eating and exercise?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 48
Are you an aggressive driver?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, but I’m considerate of other drivers
No, I observe the rules of the road
Yes, get out of my way
No, I wave approaching motorists along, even if I have the right of way
I don’t drive
Total 1623
Do you ever write poetry?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 489

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
This aerial view looks northwest over the former Farmland Industries Inc. fertilizer plant and its surrounding 467 acres. In the foreground is Kansas Highway 10, the extension of 23rd Street east of Lawrence. New deal for city of Lawrence to purchase Farmland site is in the works
December 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The city has long been interested in the nearly 500-acre property just east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10 because leaders believe it can be converted into a business park.
6:00 a.m.
Adam Barry will graduate Sunday from Baker University with a degree in business. Barry returned home to San Diego last semester to care for his two brothers after his mother died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. Graduate offers lesson in perseverance
December 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Adam Barry remembers it as a time when his priorities became crystal clear.
10:55 a.m.
Firefighters remove equipment from their truck as they prepare to re-examine a home after responding to an electrical fire in the 2900 block of Whitmore Drive. Emergency response officials reported that no individuals were injured in the fire Thursday. Major apartment fires present special challenge for Douglas County Red Cross
December 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When a fire broke out Thursday morning at Cedarwood Apartments and displaced 14 people, it was the third major apartment fire in Douglas County in two months.
2:00 p.m.
Tonika Jones, left, and Chipmpe Mpondela from Western Illinois University listen to Renee Rodriguez Batman from the University of Nebraska on Friday during the Big 12 Career Fair at the Kansas University Union. Students are facing an extraordinarily tight job market this year. December graduates face a job market with few prospects
December 10, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Today, like many other KU winter grads, Lucas Kempke’s preparing to graduate without any immediate job prospects.
6:00 p.m.
Donn Teske, president of the Kansas Farmers Union, is seen in the film lobbying before Congress. What’s the matter with Kansas?: Thomas Frank’s best-selling book is transformed into an acclaimed documentary film
December 11, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Author Thomas Frank was just another buttoned-down, Ronald Reagan-loving suburbanite when he headed to college in 1983. The transition from Johnson County to Douglas County proved jarring. Within his first semester at Kansas University his ideals tilted to port. And it wasn’t politics per se that spurred the shift.

All stories

Pump patrol
December 11, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.
Graduate offers lesson in perseverance
Mother’s sudden death changed his life, but not his dreams
December 11, 2009 in print edition on A1
Adam Barry remembers it as a time when his priorities became crystal clear.
December 11, 2009 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures were mostly higher Thursday.
Tree options
Westar needs to look at all the options before taking out mature trees along a city park.
December 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
Westar may have some good reasons for removing as many as 20 trees in and near Watson Park, but many city residents could offer a number of good reasons why the trees should stay.
Depot restraint
City commissioners were smart to moderate their grant request for the Santa Fe depot.
December 11, 2009 in print edition on A8
Lawrence taxpayers should thank their city commissioners for showing appropriate restraint in applying for federal funding to preserve the Santa Fe depot in east Lawrence.