Archive for Sunday, February 8, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
From left, Jonathan Wiens Blum, Danny Spence, Chelsea Zhou and Jenn Hunt collaborate on dinner in the basement of the Ecumentical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread Ave., in this October 2008 photo. Six residents and a cat live in the basement of the ECM in a co-op living community called Koinonia. Church home: KU students live co-op style at Ecumenical Christian Ministries
February 7, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Well before MTV’s “The Real World” and even before the iconic Sunflower House cooperative, there was Koinonia. It’s the original test of what happens when strangers are picked to live together — warts, homework, undone chores and all.
6:00 a.m.
Isaac Ward Spelling bee champ repeats
February 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It might not have been the winning word, but “Huzzah!” was the final word out of Isaac Ward’s mouth at Saturday’s Douglas County Spelling Bee. It’s what this year’s champion shouted after spelling “plaid” and then “agile” correctly in the ninth and final round of competition. The seventh-grader at Bishop Seabury Academy defended his title against 25 other students. Last year Ward won on the word “hysterical.”
10:00 a.m.
Jennifer Harrell poses Monday in the living room of the townhouse she owns in Lawrence. She is trying to sell her townhome so she can move to Topeka for her current job. Coping with the recession
February 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
When the national economy started its downward slide, Jennifer Harrell was one of its early victims. The 34-year-old civil engineer from Lawrence was laid off in September 2007 from a job she had with a small engineering firm in suburban Kansas City. The construction business was declining, and demand for designing storm sewers and streets for private commercial and residential developments also was dropping.
2:00 p.m.
Monique Glaudé, right, plays Monopoly Junior with her children Dominique Sloan, center, a Kansas University junior, and Lundy Johnson, 7, Friday at their home in Topeka. Glaudé has decided to become a foster care parent. Despite a recession, she said her life circumstances make it a good time to start. More families mull fostering children
February 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
For five years, Monique Glaudé pondered becoming a foster parent. With her daughter in elementary school full-time and a son in college, this year seemed like a good one to pursue the idea. It just so happened to be at the same time the economy went sour. But that didn’t stop the Topeka single mom and executive assistant from moving forward with her plans.
6:00 p.m.
Zach McCowan, 8, McLouth, left, and Kody Nehl, 10, McLouth, pick up a squirrel just shot by Daniel Crookham, McLouth. McCowan and Nehl participated in the third annual Squirrel Scramble in Tonganoxie Saturday with Kody's father Jess Nehl and Crookham. Hunters scramble to catch squirrels
February 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Kody Nehl and Zach McCowan waited in silence in some woods just outside Tonganoxie with pellet guns locked and loaded. They scanned the treetops hoping to catch sight of a red or gray squirrel to add to their kill count. Although Nehl has hunted deer and turkey before with his father, Jess Nehl, this was his first time he was able to hunt a little bit more independently with Dad a few feet behind him.

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Poet’s Showcase: Media Stomp
February 8, 2009 in print edition on D3
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Veteran actor Jenkins shares Oscar’s glow
February 8, 2009 in print edition on D1
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