Archive for Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Audio clips
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Feb. 2, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Which Jayhawk reserve would you like to see get more minutes?

Poll results

Response Percent
Travis Releford
 
47%
Quintrell Thomas
 
20%
None. I’m happy with each player’s minutes.
 
19%
Tyrone Appleton
 
6%
Jordan Juenemann
 
4%
Other
 
1%
Total 512
If a budget cut had to be made in Lawrence city government, what cut would you make first?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cut city recreation programs.
 
43%
Reduce pay for city employees.
 
28%
Cut city employees.
 
16%
Cut city services.
 
12%
Total 1020
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Stair climber Keith Dowell, Lawrence, and his dog Spank race up a set of stairs west of Memorial Stadium on the campus of Kansas University in this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo. Dowell is set to compete in the "Vertical Mile" urban stair-climbing competition Feb. 20, 2011 in Cincinnati. Stair master: Runner to race up Empire State Building
February 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When Keith Dowell walks around a city for the first time, he focuses on buildings — more specifically, the stairs in buildings.
5:51 a.m.
Crossing guard Marilyn Wiggins assists Nate Robinson, a fourth-grader at Cordley Elementary school, cross Mass. St. at 19th Street Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. Wiggins has been a crossing guard for 4 years. If the state cuts its budget like planned, the city will respond with many cuts of its own, including participation in the school crossing guard program. Budget proposals would deeply affect community
February 3, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Birds would likely be euthanized, programs for at-risk youths would be trimmed, and staples of the Lawrence community would be eliminated or scaled back under proposals by the city’s top administrator.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
State epidemiologist chats about national salmonella outbreak
February 3, 2009
D. Charles Hunt, the state's epidemiologist and director of the health department's office of surveillance and epidemiology, will chat live on LJWorld.com about the seemingly ever-widening salmonella outbreak. So far, victims of the outbreak — linked to peanuts — have been four in 43 states, including Kansas. Bring questions about how this happens, if there's still a danger in peanut products and anything else you want to know.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
State epidemiologist chats about national salmonella outbreak
February 3, 2009
D. Charles Hunt, the state's epidemiologist and director of the health department's office of surveillance and epidemiology, will chat live on LJWorld.com about the seemingly ever-widening salmonella outbreak. So far, victims of the outbreak — linked to peanuts — have been four in 43 states, including Kansas. Bring questions about how this happens, if there's still a danger in peanut products and anything else you want to know.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
State epidemiologist chats about national salmonella outbreak
February 3, 2009
D. Charles Hunt, the state's epidemiologist and director of the health department's office of surveillance and epidemiology, will chat live on LJWorld.com about the seemingly ever-widening salmonella outbreak. So far, victims of the outbreak — linked to peanuts — have been four in 43 states, including Kansas. Bring questions about how this happens, if there's still a danger in peanut products and anything else you want to know.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
State epidemiologist chats about national salmonella outbreak
February 3, 2009
D. Charles Hunt, the state's epidemiologist and director of the health department's office of surveillance and epidemiology, will chat live on LJWorld.com about the seemingly ever-widening salmonella outbreak. So far, victims of the outbreak — linked to peanuts — have been four in 43 states, including Kansas. Bring questions about how this happens, if there's still a danger in peanut products and anything else you want to know.
4:00 p.m.
Bowersock Mill and Power Company workers, clockwise from left, Rich Foreman, plant manager, Ed Dumas and Shannon Porter, make their way along the icy conditions of the Kansas River Tuesday, Jan. 27. Because of low water levels and no water moving over the top of the dam, the crew has been able to install new boards along the top of the dam. City, Bowersock to discuss dam repairs
February 3, 2009 in print edition on 9B
A dam that helps preserve Lawrence’s supply of drinking water while pumping up production for a hydroelectric power plant behind City Hall is poised to get a $1 million face-lift.
6:35 p.m.
Town Talk
Check back after 6:35 p.m. for live blog of commission's discussion of budget cuts
Posted February 3, 2009
City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn will be at tonight's City Commission meeting — where possible budget cuts will be a major topic of conversation.Post questions ...

All stories

UConn routs Louisville, 68-51
February 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
A recap of men’s Top 25 basketball action.
Pass it on
From one level to another, governments are passing the buck on budget shortfalls.
February 3, 2009 in print edition on A9
Faced with funding cuts from the state, Lawrence city officials looked at their own budget and made the only logical move: Pass as many of the cuts as possible on to someone else.