Archive for Monday, February 2, 2009

Also from February 2

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU at Baylor City services under scrutiny for budget cuts Littlest Lions show their pride Donna Johnson on safari
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Baylor?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brady Morningstar
 
38%
Cole Aldrich
 
30%
Sherron Collins
 
23%
Marcus Morris
 
7%
Other
 
0%
Total 13
Of these three Jayhawks, which was your favorite to watch on the defensive end?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mario Chalmers
 
52%
Russell Robinson
 
41%
Aaron Miles
 
6%
Total 73
Which city program would you eliminate as a part of budget cuts?

Poll results

Response Percent
Staff pay increases.
 
24%
School crossing guards.
 
21%
Employee longevity bonus.
 
12%
Other.
 
10%
Historic preservation program.
 
9%
City band concerts.
 
7%
Free bike helmet programs.
 
5%
CPR classes.
 
3%
Special events.
 
2%
Prairie Park Nature Center.
 
2%
Total 189
Which Super Bowl ad is your favorite?

Poll results

Response Percent
Other.
 
33%
Budweiser’s “Daisy” Clydesdale
 
20%
Bud Light
 
12%
Pepsi “Forever Young”
 
11%
“Coca-Cola Picnic”
 
7%
Pepsi Pepsuder
 
6%
GoDaddy.com
 
4%
Pedigree
 
2%
H&R Block
 
0%
Priceline.com’s “Negotiator”
 
0%
Total 115
Which Super Bowl ad is your favorite?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bud Light
 
0%
Pedigree
 
0%
H&R Block
 
0%
Pepsi “Forever Young”
 
0%
Pepsi Pepsuder
 
0%
“Coca-Cola Picnic”
 
0%
Priceline.com’s “Negotiator”
 
0%
Budweiser’s “Daisy” Clydesdale
 
0%
GoDaddy.com
 
0%
Other.
 
0%
Total 0
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Crews with I-CON Underground were installing a sewer line material that goes over existing lines without having to excavate the ground for access. The blue polyester material will become a Cured-In-Place-Pipe. City cuts costs by relining sewers
February 1, 2009 in print edition on 1B
A sewer-maintenance company has been leaving bright green signs on the doors of Lawrence residents. And those who haven’t received theirs yet will in the next 10 years. The sign — from I-CON Underground — notifies the resident of a scheduled sewer-line reconstruction. It usually states the project will last all day and cut off the residence’s access to the main sewer line for that time.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School seniors Andres Ramos, left, and Doug Speight will compete at a national debate competition in June. The two are researching issues related to alternative energy. LHS debate team hones arguments
February 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Two Lawrence High School debate students are heading to a national tournament sponsored by the National Forensics League to argue against students from other top high schools. And they weren’t exactly expecting to convince their way to the top. “I’m really rather surprised,” said senior Doug Speight, who is in his third year of debate.
10:00 a.m.
The LePage family joins in an exercise on Norway. From left, Abigail, 8, listens to sister Hannah, 9, talk about the country, as Lydia 3, sits on mom Beth’s lap and Josiah, 6, takes notes. Home school enrollment on roll
February 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Home schooling has been on the rise for the past five years, and at the end of 2007, 1.5 million children were learning at home. That’s a 74 percent rise since the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics started keeping track of the number in 1999. Shaun and Beth LePage are among the parents who have decided to home-school their five children, ages 1 to 9.
2:00 p.m.
Four years after the HBO series went off the air, audiences “got Carried away” by the big-screen version of “Sex and the City.” Groups of women rented out entire theaters on opening weekend for “‘Sex’ parties.” Definition of a ‘chick flick’: Filmgoers offer their take on the movie cliché
February 2, 2009
Like “tearjerker” and “adult movie,” “chick flick” is a cinematic term that few people respect but most everyone understands. Is there really such a thing as a true chick flick? Tyler Plunkett, who works at Hollywood Theaters Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa, is pretty sure he found one earlier this year.
8:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed blows a bubble and stretches before tipoff against Baylor Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at the Ferrell Center in Waco. FINAL: Morris twins shine in KU’s 75-65 victory over Baylor
6:54 p.m., February 2, 2009 Updated 10:57 p.m.
Marcus Morris contributed 13 points and six rebounds, while Markieff Morris added nine points and nine rebounds in KU’s win.

All stories

Nadal holds off emotional Federer
Spaniard captures Australian Open crown in five sets
February 2, 2009 in print edition on B2
Rafael Nadal edged Roger Federer in another five-set Grand Slam final, keeping Pete Sampras’ record of 14 major titles intact for now.
The joy of six
Steelers win thriller for record crown
February 2, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Steelers claimed their record sixth Lombardi Trophy with a 27-23 victory over Arizona.
W on hand or not, Jayhawks seeking road ‘W’
Ex-President Bush not likely to be in Baylor’s ‘whited-out’ Ferrell Center tonight
February 2, 2009 in print edition on B4
Ex-President Bush has expressed interest in attending a Baylor men’s basketball game this season, but it likely won’t be the KU-Baylor game.
Horoscopes
February 2, 2009