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Archive for Monday, February 9, 2009

Also from February 9

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Missouri The day in photos, Feb. 9, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Missouri?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed
 
48%
Cole Aldrich
 
32%
Brady Morningstar
 
8%
Sherron Collins
 
8%
Other
 
4%
Total 25
Which rivalry game do you consider most important for KU to win?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU at Missouri
 
49%
KU vs. Missouri at home
 
42%
KU at Kansas State
 
7%
KU vs. Kansas State at home
 
1%
Total 155
At the halfway point, who would you say is the leader for Big 12 coach of the year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bill Self (Kansas)
 
75%
Mike Anderson (Missouri)
 
10%
Doc Sadler (Nebraska)
 
5%
Jeff Capel (Oklahoma)
 
4%
Frank Martin (Kansas State)
 
3%
Other
 
0%
Total 169
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Second Chance Store at 847 Mass. closed at the end of January after having been in business in Lawrence for more than 30 years. Store employees Elise Loney, left, and Emily Lundberg sorted hangers on Tuesday. Local business climate growing colder
February 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Most Lawrence residents have not lost their jobs or their homes, but the nationwide economic recession will have some effect on all of us, according to a Lawrence minister. “I see a lot of things right now in the beginning stages,” said the Rev. Verdell Taylor, pastor at St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y. “I see it continuing to affect all areas of the community.”
10:00 a.m.
A support group at the Recovery and Hope Network, at 1009 N.H., relaxes in the organization’s office on Jan. 30. The center is a place for activities for those recovering from mental illness and those dually diagnosed with a mental illness and substance-abuse issues. Support, humor aid in healing
February 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Walk into the Recovery and Hope Network center on a Friday afternoon, and you’ll catch some of its members playing Bipolar Bingo. Instead of B7 or N4, words of psychiatric medications and illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia are called out by the host. For members of the consumer-run organization for people dealing with mental illness, this version of Bingo is just another way to break down the stigma of mental illness.
2:00 p.m.
Cindy and Bill Self, who met while they were cheering and playing basketball, respectively, for Oklahoma State University. Love Stories: Lawrence couples share how they met
February 9, 2009
Not everybody grows up to be a mayor, a state legislator, a federal judge or a national championship college basketball coach. But somehow, these folks ended up finding teammates in life, love and everything else that goes a marriage.
6:00 p.m.
Former Kansas guard Brandon Rush elevates for a jumper over Missouri forward Matt Lawrence in this Jan. 19, 2008, file photo in Columbia, Mo. The Mizzou student section should be out in full force for tonight’s KU-MU game in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers are 14-0 at home this season. Antler attack
February 9, 2009 in print edition on 1B
At first, laid-back Californian Scot Pollard figured his Kansas University basketball elders had to be exaggerating. No way could University of Missouri fans be as nasty as the 6-foot-11 center’s teammates described. Or could they?
8:00 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich pulls back for a dunk during warmups Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Mizzou Arena. FINAL: Zaire Taylor’s jumper lifts MU to 62-60 comeback victory
6:33 p.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 1:26 a.m.
MU guard hits shot with 1.4 seconds left to sink KU.

All stories

Residents oppose Basehor annex plan
February 9, 2009
The City of Basehor is again trying to annex a development south of the city.
6News Top Six
February 9, 2009
Every Monday, 6News staff will compile the area’s top six sports plays from the previous week.
FINAL: Zaire Taylor’s jumper lifts MU to 62-60 comeback victory
06:33 p.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 01:26 a.m.
MU guard hits shot with 1.4 seconds left to sink KU.
Colo. power company interested in Sunflower coal plants looking at how it could be more efficient
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
The Colorado company wanting to build a coal-burning electric power plant in Kansas has reached a settlement with an environmental advocacy group that will result in an extensive study on how the company could be more energy efficient.
KDHE secretary issues carbon dioxide guidelines relating to power plant permits
05:15 p.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 06:26 p.m. in print edition on A6
Kansas’ top environmental official, backed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, on Monday issued an “interim guidance document” that said only proposed coal-burning electric power plants will face restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions in the state permitting process.
Kansas House, Senate meet to hammer out difference in deficit-reducing bills
05:12 p.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 11:27 p.m.
House and Senate negotiators compromised on cutting school funding but quit talking about how to balance the state budget after failing to agree Monday night on how much extra to spend to help the disabled.
KU looking for suggestions on ways to save money
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University leaders have created a suggestion box to collect ideas for savings and increased efficiency as KU faces budget reductions.
Farmers may wind up paying for gas produced by their cows
Farmers call this kind of gas tax ‘unthinkable’
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
It’s a stinky notion for farmers. Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could end up costing them money if the federal government decides to charge fees for animals that pollute the air. The suggestion has some Douglas County farmers turning up their noses.
Sebelius sticking to normal schedule amid HHS buzz
February 9, 2009
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is sticking to a normal schedule at the Statehouse amid the speculation about her future.
42-year-old man sentenced for two sex crimes
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
Guy Drum pleaded no contest in November to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
KU up to No. 16 in both polls out today
February 9, 2009
With back-to-back victories over Big 12 South foes Oklahoma State and Baylor, the Jayhawks climbed to No. 16 in the most recent ESPN/USA Today poll.
Pedestrian hit by car was intoxicated, police say
February 9, 2009
A pedestrian who was hit by a car Friday morning was drunk, a Lawrence police spokeswoman said Monday.
Research spending at KU is increasing
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University leaders Monday touted a 2.3-percent increase in research spending in the last year and said KU spent a record $297.4 million on research during it’s 2008 fiscal year.
Legislators consider empowering prosecutors to seat grand juries
February 9, 2009
County prosecutors could convene grand juries to deal with serious crimes such as murder under a House bill.
KU identifies grad student killed Saturday
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Kansas University student who died over the weekend after being struck by a car has been identified as Dimitri Mavridorakis, a graduate student from St. Etienne, France.
Three children die in Abilene house fire
February 9, 2009
Authorities say three children are dead after a weekend fire swept their Abilene home.
Legislators consider bill to require timely release of cell phone information
Bill is being supported by family of Kelsey Smith, the Overland Park girl who died in 2007 after being abducted
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The parents of a slain Overland Park teenager on Monday urged lawmakers to approve legislation that would require telecommunications companies to provide timely cell phone location information in emergencies.
Sixth Street Wal-Mart to open on April 29; 235 to be hired
11:20 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 04:50 p.m. in print edition on A1
Wal-Mart plans to opens its Supercenter at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive on April 29, the retailer announced Monday.
Kansas legislator wants to consider drastically reducing number of counties
February 9, 2009
A state lawmaker is calling for a feasibility study of drastically reducing the number of counties in Kansas for greater efficiency.
Lt. gov. ready if Sebelius takes HHS Secretary
10:37 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 05:09 p.m. in print edition on B10
Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson says he’s ready if Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is appointed federal health and human services secretary.
Little named co-Big 12 rookie of the week
February 9, 2009
Kansas forward Mario Little was selected as co-Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County expires; watch remains in effect for Leavenworth and Wyandotte
08:28 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 09:58 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has expired for Douglas County, as well as northeastern Anderson, eastern Franklin, eastern Shawnee and Jefferson Counties.
Early-morning fire caused by overheated food
03:18 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 02:11 p.m. in print edition on A5
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Capt. Pat Karlin said the fire was mostly contained to the kitchen and there was also “considerable smoke damage” on the second floor of the building at West Hills Apartments, 1012 Emery Road.
Unemployed finding rewards in hobbies and family
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
Jay Capelle would give anything to get back his factory job of 32 years. At the same time, he’s grateful to have extra time on his hands these days to care for his ailing wife, stay in shape and work on a long-planned baseball documentary.
Hall of Fame full of questions
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
The report that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids isn’t a big surprise.
Collins’ poise pivotal
12:00 a.m., February 9, 2009 Updated 06:12 p.m. in print edition on B1
Today, more than ever, Sherron Collins must perform all the duties of a pure point guard superbly if the Kansas University basketball team he leads is going to pull off the upset tonight in what will be a wild atmosphere inside Mizzou Arena.
Chief concerns: Robbery triggers long career in law enforcement
February 9, 2009
“I was terrified. I remember the gun pressing into my back as I was pushed into the dark freezer room,” says Mike McKenna, recalling the robbery at the grocery store where he worked as a teenager. “The robbers tied the lock with clothes hanger wire. It took the five of us a long time to finally push that thick door out.”
Stimulus funds to test fiscal agility
Agencies must have plans for quick, efficient spending
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
While struggling with budget deficits in Kansas, state officials are preparing a plan to take advantage of new federal dollars should Congress approve an economic stimulus package. Depending on how the legislation is drawn, some Kansas programs may receive so much new money they wouldn’t be able to spend it fast enough, while others will have to fight with other states, according to officials.
Plant and Krauss earn 5 Grammys; Brown posts bail
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ unorthodox partnership yielded rich rewards on Grammy night, as the pair nabbed five awards for their haunting “Raising Sand,” including record and album of the year honors. But their sweep was overshadowed before the show even began when police announced that Chris Brown, himself a double nominee and scheduled performer, was being investigated for allegedly assaulting an unidentified woman the night before.
Horoscopes
February 9, 2009
On the eve of the full moon in Leo, playful ideas begin to percolate. It’s as though a child inside has been awakened from a long nap and is refreshed and ready to explore. The mere mention of mischief is a delight, though most won’t fully commit to crazy fun until tomorrow when the wild full moon makes the frivolity seem a little bit irresistible.
The Edge
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B19
• ‘Feel That Fire’ (music)• ‘13 is the New 18’ (book)• ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ (DVD)
MU confidence level high for border clash
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Mizzou Arena will be rocking tonight.“Oh my gosh,” University of Missouri senior forward Leo Lyons told the Columbia Tribune, when asked how loud it’ll be in the 15,061-seat facility for an 8 p.m. Border War battle between Kansas University (19-4, 8-0) and MU (20-4, 7-2).
This Valentine’s Day dish won’t break the bank
February 9, 2009
Not wanting to dish out serious cash at a restaurant doesn’t have to doom you to a dull Valentine’s Day dinner.
No shock here — GFCI outlets not tough to install
February 9, 2009
GFCI outlets can be installed in place of ungrounded outlets and should be installed anywhere where dampness is an issue, such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements and garages.
Fresh looks from Paris
February 9, 2009
Paris blew hot and cold in January with haute couture shows that evoked a frosty ice queen and the summer sun of southwestern France.
Seeking failure
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Probably most Americans would agree that the country’s in a terrible mess. There’s room for disagreement how best to start America back toward health and strength, but anyone who loves the country would want that result.
Auto repair industry thrives
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
New car sales hit a nationwide 26-year low in January, but at least one aspect of the automotive industry is doing well: the auto repair business. “That’s never slowed down,” said Dale Willey, owner of Dale Willey Automotive, 2840 Iowa. “I think people recognize the importance of maintaining their vehicle if they are not going to trade right away.” Owners of two Lawrence repair shops agreed.
GOP no help
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I do appreciate President Obama’s attempt to work with the Republicans in Congress, but I believe that they have proven once again that they will not and cannot vote for anything that would support the middle class or working poor, which happen to be the feeder system to the entire economy.
Love Stories: Lawrence couples share how they met
February 9, 2009
Not everybody grows up to be a mayor, a state legislator, a federal judge or a national championship college basketball coach. But somehow, these folks ended up finding teammates in life, love and everything else that goes a marriage.
Growing up, neighborhoods were also playgrounds
February 9, 2009
There’s nothing most kids like more than a road to nowhere. When I was 5, we moved to a house on a dead-end street. Living on a cul-de-sac was definitely the end all, be all. Our block was chock full of kids who played kickball in the street for hours without the interruption of traffic.
Go vintage for a modern look
February 9, 2009
To achieve a unique, modern style, shopping vintage is vital. Vintage pieces easily mix and match with ubiquitous department-store clothing, and integrating funky, rare items into an everyday wardrobe makes building your own, personal “look” simple and fun. Perhaps you have a scarf fetish or love costume jewelry. Looking in secondhand shops and antique malls for items that fit your personal flair can become a lifelong hunt. Shopping vintage provides great selection, too: Trends that span generations provide so many diverse items for you to peruse. Plus, you’ll have so much more fun dressing each day if your clothing reminds you of a great Saturday morning or an impromptu weekday vacation. No price can be placed on a slightly worn, much-loved blouse with a history.
Lawrence teen recounts up-close view of inauguration
February 9, 2009
Knowing I had a seated ticket to the Inauguration (thanks to my uncle, Doug Lamborn, a congressman from Colorado), I had been waiting for this day for weeks.
Sri Lankan watches TV 72 hours to set record
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Suresh Joachim has broken his own Guinness world record for nonstop broadcast-television watching, clocking 72 hours in the Swedish capital. “I feel fine, I drank between 25 and 30 cups of coffee,” Joachim said Sunday.
Snore no more
February 9, 2009
Snoring is the product of friction and vibration of the tongue, soft palate and throat tissues as muscles relax during sleep. Some kinds of snoring are easy to overlook. In fact, nearly half of adults snore lightly from time to time. But other kinds of snoring are disruptive and possibly cause for a checkup.
Seeing someone at the office? Use caution
February 9, 2009
More and more people are meeting their dates and mates at the office, etiquette expert Barbara Pachter says.
Jayni’s Kitchen: “Sexy Foods”with Chef Tom King
February 9, 2009
Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce
Natural selection tough to legislate
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
“Descended from the apes!” exclaimed the wife of the bishop of Worcester. “Let us hope that it is not true, but if it is, let us pray that it will not become generally known.” An American majority resists such an annoying notion, endorsing the proposition that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.”
Lt. Gov. says he’s ready if Sebelius were to leave
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson said Monday that he’s “ready to serve” if Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is appointed U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, but he still won’t run for governor in 2010. The Statehouse continued to buzz with speculation about Sebelius. A senior official in President Barack Obama’s administration has said she’s a top candidate for the Cabinet job.
Study: stress hurts judgment
February 9, 2009
Stress is your way of life, you’re juggling tasks like a circus act and you think you’re operating at peak capacity? Think again, says another study on the effect of stress on the brain — this one from New York’s Weill Medical College at Cornell and Rockefeller University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Fire zone a crime scene as death toll hits 130
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Suspicions that the worst wildfires ever to strike Australia were deliberately set led police to declare crime scenes today in towns incinerated by blazes, while investigators moving into the charred landscape discovered more bodies. The death toll stood at 130.
Fitzgerald lifts NFC in Pro Bowl
MVP award little consolation for Cardinals’ receiver
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Larry Fitzgerald won MVP of the Pro Bowl, which the NFC won, 30-21.
Sebelius not alone in consideration for HHS post
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
While Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is near the top of President Barack Obama’s list of candidates to head the Health and Human Services Department, other candidates, including former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta, remain in the mix. A decision is not imminent, a senior administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private administration deliberations.
Obama must choose his battles
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
“I screwed up.” — President Barack Obama, Feb. 3, 2009 Wait a minute. He said that? There were cameras and microphones? Somebody caught it on tape? Presidents don’t say that. Bill Clinton never said that. George W. Bush would have cut off his tongue with rusty gardening shears before he said that. But you’re telling me Barack Obama actually said it?
Drugmakers’ push boosts ’murky’ ailment
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions — including whether it’s a real disease at all.
Gather ye rosebuds: Tips for buying flowers
February 9, 2009
I’m standing in the middle of the showroom floor of Owens Flower Shop kicking myself. Why, oh why, have I never taken the time to talk about flowers with my wife? Here I am staring at a bunch of roses at $4 per rose, and yet right over here are these wonderful creations called chrysanthemums.
‘Experience’ recalls a crime for the ages
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
“American Experience” turns to one of the nation’s greatest tragedies and most compelling crimes and police procedurals with “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings). With the bicentennial of his birth (Feb. 12, 1809) only three days away, Lincoln continues to fascinate history buffs, readers and writers. New books on the 16th president and the Civil War seem to be published on a daily basis.
Keep pets safe on RV trip
February 9, 2009
Traveling with a pet to a campsite or national park is made much easier when touring in a recreational vehicle. RVs typically have plenty of room for pets, and amenities, such as access to fresh water, not normally found when hiking to a campsite in the hills.
Feeling crafty? Inspiration abounds on these sites
February 9, 2009
When finances are running low, try crafting gifts from scratch. There’s a sense of accomplishment and a satisfying smirk that can’t be diminished by stinging paper cuts, Super-Glued fingers or the sweat invested in massive cleanups. Here are some Web sites that provide inspiration as well as easy-to-follow instructions for this holiday or any other gift-swapping event.
The art of the love letter
February 9, 2009
When it comes to selecting a Valentine’s Day gift, the possibilities seem endless. You could spend a little on some chocolates or a lot on jewelry. But sometimes the most meaningful gift does not come with a price tag, but comes straight from the heart.
Obama faces tough week: Stimulus, bailout on tap
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama plunges into a difficult test of his leadership this week, struggling to get a divided Congress to agree on his economic recovery package while pitching a new plan to ease loans to consumers and businesses.
Horoscopes
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
Often, you will have to juggle different concerns, solutions and people this year. Your needs will prove to be the mother of invention. If you are single, wave goodbye to that status. If you are attached, you will have to be sensitive to your partner’s concerns.
US Airways pilot describes ‘shocking’ thuds of geese
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
The pilot who ditched his jetliner in the Hudson River and saved the lives of everyone on board said he had a “sickening” feeling when a flock of birds disabled both engines with violent thuds, crippling the plane at 3,000 feet over the nation’s most populous city.
Antler attack
Jayhawks enter hostile environment on Big Monday
February 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
At first, laid-back Californian Scot Pollard figured his Kansas University basketball elders had to be exaggerating. No way could University of Missouri fans be as nasty as the 6-foot-11 center’s teammates described. Or could they?
Just hang up
Laws governing telephone solicitations have little effect on scam artists.
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
The call goes something like this: “We are calling from Card Services and can help you save money on your credit card. If you would like to obtain a lower interest rate on your credit card, press 1; if you would like to discontinue this call, press 2.” Out of curiosity, you press 1 and someone comes on the line and asks you to say or punch in your credit card number. “Wait. You called me. Don’t you have that number?”
Library Top 10
February 9, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.
On the record
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 33-year-old Topeka man was arrested Sunday morning on charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. Lawrence police officers arrested him in the 1900 block of West Third Terrace in North Lawrence.
Take care of your workout shoes
February 9, 2009
Exercise shoes take a beating, especially with regular use. Generally, a pair of running or workout shoes should be able to endure 500 miles of running or walking. Since most of us don’t rely on odometers to count jogging and walking miles, however, we need to know how to get the maximum from our shoes.
65,000 gallons of oil spilled near Chicago
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
A holding tank at a Caterpillar facility in a Chicago suburb broke Sunday, spilling about 65,000 gallons of oil sludge and contaminating a 3-mile section of the Des Plaines River, officials said. The substance was reported to be hydraulic and cutting oil, said Maggie Carson, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
Pucker: Smoochers kiss and tell
February 9, 2009
A kiss. A simple act between two people conveying emotion and affection. Nothing more than two sets of lips connecting.
How did this ‘chick’ fall in love? Judge for yourself.
February 9, 2009
Interview folks enough times, and you get to understand plenty about their politics, their community efforts, their professions.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
February 9, 2009
Assistance needed for Walk MS
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A5
Walk MS Lawrence will be April 4 at Sunflower School, 2521 Inverness Drive. Volunteer opportunities include registration and participant check-in, start and finish line festivities, flair team, rest stop workers and VIP hosts, as well as prize distribution. Groups are encouraged to participate; volunteers must be at least 18 or accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Volunteers should arrive by 8 a.m. and the event will last until 1 p.m.
Second Chance closes its doors
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
There’s no Second Chance in Lawrence anymore. A longtime downtown business closed at the end of January, but the economy was only partly to blame. A new consumer protection law was the primary reason for the closing of Second Chance Children’s and Maternity Store, 847 Mass., managers said. “The economy was making things difficult; we were struggling,” assistant manager Emily Lundberg said.
Lincoln authority kicks off lecture series
Richard Norton Smith returns to Dole Institute for president’s bicentennial
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
“Remember the last time Lincoln packed a room?” joked Richard Norton Smith, who returned to Lawrence on Sunday to kick off the Dole Institute of Politics’ Presidential Lecture Series. Smith, the first permanent director of the Dole Institute, returned to Kansas University’s West Campus to participate as an expert on Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, and to discuss “Lincoln at 200: The Measure of a President.”
Homeowner to landlord: Renting out your place an option during tough times
February 9, 2009
When Dave and Gina Schudi of Phoenix went house-hunting last year, they knew the time was right to buy — not sell — a home. So when they did purchase a new one, they rented out their old home.
Local business climate growing colder
Experts offer tips to survive recession
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Most Lawrence residents have not lost their jobs or their homes, but the nationwide economic recession will have some effect on all of us, according to a Lawrence minister. “I see a lot of things right now in the beginning stages,” said the Rev. Verdell Taylor, pastor at St. Luke AME Church, 900 N.Y. “I see it continuing to affect all areas of the community.”
Support, humor aid in healing
February 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Walk into the Recovery and Hope Network center on a Friday afternoon, and you’ll catch some of its members playing Bipolar Bingo. Instead of B7 or N4, words of psychiatric medications and illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia are called out by the host. For members of the consumer-run organization for people dealing with mental illness, this version of Bingo is just another way to break down the stigma of mental illness.
Wearing high heels a tricky balancing act
If you like the look, here are some tips for making them comfortable
February 9, 2009
High heels are a male invention designed to make women’s butts look smaller and make it harder for women to run away.