Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2009

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The day in photos, Feb. 5, 2009 KU women vs. Colorado The day in photos, Feb. 4, 2009 FSHS football players sign letters of intent LHS football players sign letters of intent
Does Lawrence need a director of sustainability, who would be responsible for making sure city government is being efficient with its use of natural resources?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 761

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Construction worker Ray Rinne, superintendent for A.M. Cohron & Son Inc., rests in his extended-stay hotel room at the America's Best Value Inn. Extended-stay hotels faring better than traditional ones
February 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A new product in the hotel industry, extended-stay hotels enjoyed a better fate than the rest of the hotel industry last year.
6:00 a.m.
KU Info worker Jack Connor, a KU senior from Overland Park, helps KU freshman Erica Keefer, of Dallas, on Wednesday at the newly renovated KU Info booth on Jayhawk Boulevard. At your service: KU Info sets up shop in heart of campus
February 5, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Jack Connor admits he gets weird stares from his friends who see him encased in a small booth off Jayhawk Boulevard between Stauffer-Flint and Bailey halls. The Overland Park senior works for KU Info and has been assigned to a new on-campus location twice a week since the question-and-answer service expanded its options this semester. “I don’t think most people realize it’s here,” he said.
10:00 a.m.
State Reps. Kevin Yoder, R-Overland Park, left, and Bill Feuerborn, D-Garnett, debate a budget bill Wednesday in the Kansas House of Representatives. House moves forward on deficit reduction plan
February 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through budget cuts that they described as tough but fair, but Democrats called the reductions too drastic, especially to public schools. “We’re taking a step backwards,” said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Michael Pomes, who is running for a seat on the Lawrence school board, sets up his table as candidates for City Commission and the school board gathered Wednesday for a casual meet-and-greet event with voters at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Attendance is sparse at forum kicking off election season
February 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Local election season is off and running, but voters may still be on hiatus after a marathon presidential election. A sparse crowd showed up Wednesday at Free State High School for the first of five candidate events sponsored by the Douglas County Voter Education Coalition. Although the crowd was a bit light — about 50 people, with many of those being candidates, campaign volunteers or event organizers — those in attendance said they had heavy issues on their minds.
6:00 p.m.
Jack Collins’ home is a study in contrasts. Entertaining is also a big part of Collins’ life, so a large dining table was a requirement. Rooms without rules: Interior designer Jack Collins is all about individuality
February 5, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Rule No. 1 in interior design: Stop purchasing matching sets of anything!

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Kansas House approves budget reduction bill
12:16 p.m., February 5, 2009 Updated 05:42 p.m. in print edition on A5
The House has finished its work on a bill to cut spending in the current state budget.