Archive for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Also from December 16

On the street
Photo galleries
Turnpike bridge clean-up continues The day in photos, December 16, 2009
Do you think America needs health care reform?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 79
What's your favorite mode of electronic communication?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 823

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Gift guide for the picky teenager
December 15, 2009 in print edition on 1C
We wanted to know what teens have on their wish lists, and a noncommittal shrug wouldn’t do. So with a little bit of pressing, we got the answers parents are looking for from members of Angle, the J-W’s teen advisory board. And we broke it down for budgets of all sizes…
6:00 a.m.
Nancy Dixon, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center admission specialist, left, and Savina Cascone, case coordinator, right, work Tuesday at the center. State budget cuts will reduce revenue at the center by $785,000 in 2010, and that has caused program and staff reductions. Bert Nash mental health center to reduce services, staff due to state budget cuts
12:22 p.m., December 15, 2009 Updated 9:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is losing $785,000 in state funding because of recent budget cuts. In response, it is reducing services that mostly will affect low-income residents and those who don’t have health insurance.
10:00 a.m.
An outbuilding near a home known for its elaborate Christmas light display south of Eudora caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The shed, in the 2200 section of North 1300 Road, was a total loss. Fire destroys outbuilding in rural Eudora
1:00 p.m., December 15, 2009 Updated 4:26 p.m. in print edition on 3A
An outbuilding at a home in the 2200 block of North 1300 Road caught fire around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
2:00 p.m.
All that remains of the original Kansas Turnpike bridges over the Kansas River is the steel framework. The spans are scheduled to come down in three different explosive phases. The new Interstate 70 bridge is to the right. Bridge steel stuck in river delays final blast
December 16, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The crane didn’t work. A barge didn’t help. And a bulldozer certainly couldn’t budge the 250 tons of steel submerged in the Kansas River.
2:56 p.m.
Construction crews from Iowa-based United Contractors use cranes to dislodge a hunk of bridge steel from the Kansas River bottom, where it’s been stuck since being dropped there by demolition explosives Friday as part of ongoing construction along the Kansas Turnpike. Wednesday’s efforts took more than six hours to free one of three steel support sections, and crews expect to finish the removals by Friday evening. Next up: Blasting more steel from what remains of an original turnpike bridge, either early next week or sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The old bridges are being demolished to make way for a new bridge, part of the turnpike’s ongoing $130 million construction and overhaul project in Lawrence. Kansas Turnpike Authority calls on large cranes to remove old pieces of Kansas River bridges
December 16, 2009
Two large cranes tugged on industrial-sized rubber bands, each strapped to the first piece of 250 tons of steel partially submerged in the frigid Kansas River below the Kansas Turnpike.
6:00 p.m.
Flan with caramel sauce. Veg out: Downtown bistro offers Lawrence’s first full-service vegetarian restaurant in years
December 16, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Ariel Hecke reads all the descriptions and agonizes over whether to bother the server about the possibility of beef broth lurking in the soup of the day: Is that minestrone truly vegetarian?

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Gill: WR coach Beaty will not return
Gill cleans house, will hire new assistants
05:15 p.m., December 16, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University wide receivers coach David Beaty will not become a member of Turner Gill’s staff.
People in the news
December 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for December 16, 2009.
Pump patrol
December 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.45 at several stations.
NFL briefs
December 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
NFL briefs for December 16, 2009.
Area Hoops Roundup
December 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
Keaton Schaffer scored 21 points for Tonganoxie on Tuesday.
Big Ten mulls expansion
Missouri says it hasn’t been contacted
December 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
The Big Ten might be getting bigger.