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Which county projects should get federal stimulus money?

Poll results

Response Percent
A separate project that hasn’t been suggested.
 
56%
Rebuild the Farmers Turnpike, from County Road 1029 to the trafficway.
 
25%
Repave and repair joins of County Road 442, or “old” K-10, from the southeastern edge of Lawrence to the Wakarusa River bridge, which is just west of Eudora.
 
12%
Replace the bridge crossing the Wakarusa River along County Road 1057.
 
6%
Repave a more than 10-mile stretch of County Road 1023/458, including the paving of shoulders, from the town of Stull to County Road 1, which heads to Lone Star Lake.
 
0%
Repave County Road 1057, from Kansas Highway 10 to County Road 442, which is considered “old” K-10.
 
0%
Repave County Road 458, including the paving of shoulders, from U.S. Highway 59 to East 1500 Road.
 
0%
Rebuild County Road 458 northeast of Lone Star, from County Road 1 to North 1160 Road, to include new curves and paved shoulders, plus a new culvert.
 
0%
Total 16
Which projects should be Lawrence's top priority for receiving federal stimulus funds?

Poll results

Response Percent
Restore brick road surface brick involving Eighth, Ninth and Ohio streets.
 
21%
Extend 31st Street, from Haskell Avenue to O’Connell Road.
 
18%
A different project from the list.
 
14%
Add a center turn lane along Iowa Street, from Ninth Street to 15th Street/Bob Billings Parkway.
 
13%
Rebuild and widen 19th Street, from Iowa Street to Naismith Drive, to include a center lane, bike lanes and sidewalks.
 
12%
A separate project not yet suggested.
 
10%
Rebuild Kasold Drive, from Clinton Parkway to 31st Street.
 
5%
Widen Sixth Street, from Hy-Vee to Folks Road, to add a center turn lane.
 
1%
Add a left-turn lane on 25th Street at Iowa Street.
 
1%
Rebuild and widen Wakarusa Drive, from Bob Billings Parkway to 18th Street.
 
1%
Total 75
Have you filed for your state income tax refund?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
44%
Yes
 
37%
I owe the state money
 
14%
I don’t pay taxes
 
4%
Total 1293
Should women's basketball lower the baskets to nine feet instead of 10?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
26%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 496
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Crews complete North Lawrence bridge construction
11:12 p.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 05:05 a.m.
After anticipation that construction on a bridge running over North Third Street along the north side of the turnpike could take crews up to three nights to complete, it turns out there was little to worry about at all. Crews started the work at 9 p.m. on Monday and were setting the last of nine new steel beams by 5 a.m Tuesday.
Greensburg leaders teaching lessons learned
February 16, 2009
Greensburg, Kan. leaders are teaching others the lessons they’ve learned from the town’s devastating tornado two years ago.
City to rebuild stretch of Kasold
February 16, 2009
The city hopes to use federal rather than local money to rebuild a run-down stretch of Kasold Dr.
Which county projects should get federal stimulus money?
February 16, 2009
Lawrence transportation projects aren’t the only ones vying for a share of the $70 million available through the federal stimulus program.
City, county consider which projects may prove most likely to receive stimulus funds
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Given nearly $53 million, the city of Lawrence could tackle a long line of major transportation construction projects — and that’s only for the ones that could be under contract within a year.
Residents south of Lawrence upset about smoke from burning trees
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Some Pleasant Grove area residents are tired of having smoke blown in their faces.
What local projects would you give federal stimulus money?
February 16, 2009
All communities in the state are set to share an estimated $70 million in federal funds for highway and related projects from the Federal Economic Recovery Act passed by Congress and now awaiting a signature from President Obama. The Kansas Department of Transportation will be making the decisions about which projects get financed, and is asking communities to make suggestions. Projects will be judged on several factors, including safety, economic development and roadway condition.
Rivalry run-ins
Reed: K-State’s Clemente shouldn’t be punished for hit
04:19 p.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 01:03 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University guard Tyrel Reed, who was the recipient of a head slap by Kansas State’s Denis Clemente while boxing out the Wildcat guard in Saturday’s KU-K-State game, doesn’t want to see Clemente disciplined for the sock to the side of his head.
Program would require inspection of older rental properties
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
City commissioners on Tuesday will grapple with the idea of creating a new rental licensing program that neighborhood groups like and that landlords generally don’t.
Commissioners OK fee for use of county treasurer’s satellite offices
February 16, 2009
Soon Douglas County taxpayers who pay motor vehicle taxes at the treasurer’s satellite offices will have to pay a $2 fee.
Clinton Historical Society to meet this week
February 16, 2009
The Clinton Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and potluck dinner Saturday.
KU coach focusing on Iowa State, not KSU guard’s actions
01:56 p.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 02:28 p.m.
Kansas State guard Denis Clemente elbowed Kansas University’s Brady Morningstar in a way Saturday that drew a technical foul and helped to turn Saturday’s Big 12 game in KU’s direction.
State suspends paying income tax refunds, may miss payroll as budget tightens
01:39 p.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 05:46 p.m. in print edition on A1
State employees may not get paid this week after Republican legislative leaders blocked an inter-governmental loan on Monday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said.
Judge sets bond at $100,000 in shooting case
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A judge during the weekend set a $100,000 bond for an 18-year-old Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, the Douglas County Jail said.
Sebelius asks for permission to juggle state funds to make payroll, issue tax refunds
12:14 p.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 01:33 p.m.
State Republican legislative leaders Monday demanded that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius sign the budget cutting bill they passed last week before they will agree to issue inter-governmental loans to make state payments for payroll, public schools, health care and income tax refunds.
Kansas House gives preliminary OK to legacy tuition break
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The House on Monday advanced a measure that could result in Kansas University adopting a so-called legacy tuition break for some out-of-state students.
KU ranked 18th in coaches’ poll, 15th in AP; MU leaps to 10th, 11th
11:49 a.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 01:32 p.m.
After splitting games at Missouri and Kansas State last week, the Kansas men’s basketball team fell from 16th to 18th in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll.
Energy bill might not come up for debate this week
February 16, 2009
Speaker Mike O’Neal isn’t sure the Kansas House will debate an energy bill this week.
Cause of mobile home fire still undetermined
February 16, 2009
Fire investigators haven’t determined the cause of a Friday afternoon fire that totaled a Lawrence musician’s mobile home, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Rob Kort said Monday.
Area legislator appointed to two task forces
February 16, 2009
State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, has been chosen to serve on two panels of national organizations.
Senate gives tentative OK to statewide smoking ban
08:31 a.m., February 16, 2009 Updated 11:02 p.m. in print edition on A4
The Kansas Senate debates a bill that would ban smoking in most public places in the state.
Welcome mat
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Recently, we’ve been told by city leaders that this is a time to tighten our belts and cut back on programs. Economic times are tough, so we will have to do without some services.While no one can argue that these are tough economic times, I wonder if there isn’t a more proactive approach we can take to help our Lawrence economic outlook.
A new to-do list for Barack Obama
February 16, 2009
President Barack Obama has a long list of tasks awaiting him as he starts his tenure in the White House. But we wondered: What do junior high students think should be on the new president’s to-do list? We asked students at West Junior High School for their top-five tasks for Obama.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Police were investigating the injury of a pupil during a fight in the hall at Lawrence High School. The youngster had been cut by a razor, and several were being questioned in the incident, the type of which seemed to be on the increase at the school.
Michelle Obama getting to know her new hometown
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
Michelle Obama said it: Washington is her home now, and she wants to get to know it. She is making the rounds, meeting federal workers at Cabinet departments, reading to children, chatting with teens, touring a neighborhood health center, dropping in at Howard University and enjoying family night at the Kennedy Center.
Layoffs take toll, even on survivors
February 16, 2009
Pfizer. Saks. Microsoft. The layoff announcements just keep coming. And they’re going to keep coming if the U.S. economy continues its alarming and deepening spiral. But laid-off employees aren’t the only ones who suffer from staff reductions.
Oh, baby!: Lawrence moms combine parenting, music skills on stage
February 16, 2009
When people spot the baby on Tricia Spencer’s back, they often point and smile. Spencer, fiddle in hand, just continues playing. And when they notice her bandmate Virginia Musser is carting a baby on her back, too, she just laughs and carries on.
The Edge
February 16, 2009
• ‘Nuclear Jellyfish’ (book)• ‘Miracle at St. Anna’ (DVD)• ‘Switch Craft’ (book)
Give your old floor a new shine with this refinishing process
February 16, 2009
If your unwaxed wooden floors are scratched and dull but basically still in good condition, you can refinish them in a day with the help of a high-quality, waterborne, oil-modified floor finish.
Public input helps KU shape new master plan
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
A new plan taking shape at Kansas University will point the way toward 2015 and beyond, said plan organizers. Three key areas for the university will be given attention in KU’s Initiative 2015 plan, which is currently receiving input from stakeholders. KU intends to focus its goals on teaching and learning, discovering and innovating, and working for Kansas.
Plane that crashed was on autopilot
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
The commuter plane that crashed near Buffalo was on autopilot until just before it went down in icy weather, indicating that the pilot may have ignored federal safety recommendations and violated the airline’s own policy for flying in such conditions, an investigator said Sunday.
Renewed hope: Inauguration trip honors family’s civil rights work
February 16, 2009
soon as I heard Obama won the election, I knew I had to go to Washington for the inauguration,” says Lawrence resident David Milton Lewis. “I felt I had to represent my grandfather, father and others like them who worked so hard to create a country where everyone would have equal rights and opportunities.”
Kids should be careful when playing outdoors
February 16, 2009
It’s still likely we’ll end up getting more snow this winter. Here are some tips for being safe on the snow and ice from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Get ready, PGA: Tiger’s almost back
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
The scouting report on Tiger Woods is discouraging. That’s if you’re a fellow PGA Tour pro. If you’re faced with trying to beat him when he comes back from eight months off after reconstructive knee surgery, which might be within the next three weeks, the news is quite troubling.
School district’s athletic fields getting in shape
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Free State High School Firebird is in place on the school’s newly turfed football field, and work on other athletic venues continues to progress in the Lawrence school district. “It’s been an extremely aggressive schedule,” said Tom Bracciano, the division director of operations and facility planning for the district.
Lower women’s standards
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Oklahoma, the No. 2 women’s basketball team in the nation, coached by marquee attraction Sherri Coale, made its biennial appearance in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night, and one night later, nobody could be heard talking about it in public. Courtney Paris, one of women’s college basketball’s biggest stars, came and went without a murmur about her.
Kansas’ Bonds qualifies for NCAA Indoor
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas’ Lauren Bonds placed fifth in the mile at the ISU Classic.
Afghan officials to have input in review
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Hamid Karzai and President Barack Obama’s special envoy said Sunday that Afghan officials will take part in a strategic U.S. review of the Afghanistan war, a hint of U.S.-Afghan cooperation in an otherwise awkward joint appearance.
Transportation planners taking public comment
Ideas to improve roads, public transit, bike trails solicited
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Area residents are being asked to look down the road — or highways or rails or bike paths or runways or anything else that enables getting around — and determine just what they’d like to see their transportation system look like some 20 years into the future.
Illinois GOP leaders call on Sen. Burris to resign
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Just as Illinois was moving past the agony and embarrassment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s ousting, the fellow Democrat whom Blagojevich appointed to the U.S. Senate was hearing calls for his own resignation Sunday amid allegations he lied to legislators.
Temp market tough, too
February 16, 2009
Looking for temporary work? You might be in luck. Or you might not. “It depends on the client and whether they are connected to the sector affected,” says Peter Steimle, branch manager for Sedona Staffing in Lawrence. Affected, that is, by the sluggish economy.
Visiting Nurses has need for free haircuts
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is seeking barbers and/or hairstylists interested in volunteering occasional in-home haircuts to terminally ill patients. An application and interview required. For more information contact Sarah Rooney, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 331-4812 or sarahro@vna-ks.org.
Despite study, local experts decry name-calling
February 16, 2009
Smelly. Four-eyes. Chubbo. From the time we enter school in kindergarten, we are taught that these nicknames are forbidden, or at least a definite ticket to timeout. But what if teasing were a good thing? According to Erin Heerey, an American psychologist at Bangor University in North Wales, names like this can actually improve self-esteem and increase popularity.
On the record
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Lawrence man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after his car hit a tree near Sixth and Wisconsin streets. Antonio Salas-Chavira, 30, was treated for injuries and released Sunday morning, hospital officials said. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Library Top 10
February 16, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Feb. 2 to Feb. 8.
Gobble eager to atone
Royals pitcher wants to put 2008 behind
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jimmy Gobble hopes his struggles last season are behind him.
Oil getting cheaper; why isn’t gasoline?
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Crude oil prices have fallen to new lows for this year. So you’d think gas prices would sink right along with them. Not so. On Thursday, for example, crude oil closed just under $34 a barrel, its lowest point for 2009. But the national average price of a gallon of gas rose to $1.95 on the same day, its peak for the year. On Friday gas went a penny higher.
Topekans push for Statehouse funding
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Officials in Topeka are asking lawmakers to restore funding for the final phase of Statehouse renovations. Supporters say low material costs, low inflation rates and the lack of impact on the current year’s budget mean there is little reason to suspend the restoration’s completion.
Something new to try and do
February 16, 2009
Pesto has an intense, fresh flavor thanks to loads of basil, garlic and Parmesan. It goes perfectly with the cheese filling in this manicotti recipe and doesn’t water down the flavors of the dish. For color and flavor, chopped spinach is added to the filling.
Lincoln ranked best president; G.W. Bush comes in at 36th
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Just days after the nation honored the 200th anniversary of his birth, 65 historians ranked Abraham Lincoln as the nation’s best president. Former President George W. Bush, who left office last month, was ranked 36th out of the 42 men who had been chief executive by the end of 2008, according to a survey conducted by the cable channel C-SPAN.
Truce could lead to use of Islamic law
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pakistani officials closed in on a peace deal with a Taliban-linked group Sunday that could lead to enforcement of Islamic law in a part of the country that is supposed to be fully under government control. Militants in the Swat Valley responded by declaring a 10-day cease-fire as a goodwill gesture.
It’s easy to jazz up fish without fat
February 16, 2009
Fish can be one of the healthiest foods. That is, until you dunk it in the deep fryer or saute it in butter. As taste goes, those are fine options. But if it’s a healthy meal you’re after, better is to bake, broil or grill. These cooking methods also lend themselves to easy ways of upping the flavor to keep things from getting dull.
Penalties
Swimmer Michael Phelps used bad judgment, again, and has to face the music.
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
At 23, Michael Phelps is one of the richest and most acclaimed young athletes this nation has produced. He was an incomparable swimmer in two Olympic Games and only the past summer won an unprecedented eight gold medals at one Olympics. He now has 14 Olympic golds and a lot of money because of his feats.
Local educator wins Governor’s Award
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A special education instructor with Lawrence public schools has been selected for a Governor’s Arts Award, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Thursday. Lannell Finneran, who uses the arts to teach her students with severe emotional issues, will receive the award during a ceremony June 18 in Topeka.
Economy overshadows climate concerns
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
A corollary of Murphy’s Law (”If something can go wrong, it will”) is: “Things are worse than they can possibly be.” Energy Secretary Steven Chu, an atomic physicist, seems to embrace that corollary but ignores Gregg Easterbrook’s “Law of Doomsaying”: Predict catastrophe no sooner than five years hence but no later than 10 years away, soon enough to terrify but distant enough that people will forget if you are wrong.
Selective concern
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Cal Thomas is worried about the debt — he writes in Thursday’s column, “Stimulus debt will crush U.S.” Of course, he also quotes an economist from the right-wing Heritage Foundation who calls a tax cut for low-income workers “hidden welfare spending.” So never mind that I pay more than $1,000 in FICA taxes. Because I do not pay federal income taxes, a $400 tax cut for me is really “welfare.”
Gone in a flash
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Concerning cows and the methane problem (“A penalty for polluting animals?” Journal-World, Feb. 10): Forcing farmers to pay a fee for each cow doesn’t eliminate the methane. What we need is a device that attaches to the cow, a device that ignites the methane as it is released. Immediately, literally in a flash, the dreaded methane is destroyed. The earth is saved.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 16, 1909: “If present plans are realized, the Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railroad will be extended from its present terminus at Shawnee, Kan., to Topeka, by way of Lawrence. This is the third electric line agency to express an interest in Lawrence and representatives say they are sure the line can be brought through Lawrence.
Obama plans to appoint panel for auto recovery
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A10
President Barack Obama plans to appoint senior administration officials — rather than a single “car czar,” as had been discussed — to oversee a restructuring of the auto industry. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will oversee the across-the-government panel, a senior administration official said Sunday on the condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
KU notches one-hitter in finale
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
Val George threw a five-inning one-hitter as Kansas University pounded Bowling Green, 9-0.
Lawrence Home Show offers innovation
February 16, 2009
This week, Home and Away host Lori Carson goes in search of the latest and greatest in home innovations as she browses the booths of the 2009 Lawrence Home Show.
What does your fridge say about you?
February 16, 2009
Refrigerators can speak volumes about who lives inside the home, and mine is no exception. The open side of my and my husband’s white refrigerator is plastered with pictures of our friends’ children. Every Christmas we get a handful of photos, and they get tacked up for everyone to see.
Marine census finds ‘astonishing richness’ in polar sea species
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released today documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several hundred that researchers believe could be new to science.
Reel genius: KSU study explores why we love movie quotes
February 16, 2009
Get busy living, or get busy dying. Surely you’ve heard that line before. You know, from “Shawshank Redemption”? (Or Shawshank, as those of us who’ve seen the movie at least a dozen times usually call it.) You mean you haven’t seen it? Wow.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
City officials were looking to the private sector as a way to get a new airport terminal project off the ground. Plans for a $690,000 terminal building at Lawrence Municipal Airport had been idling since the past July. So the city commission was considering a private financing route to get the job done.
Horoscopes
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
This year, be smart: Avoid getting caught up in the details with bosses or those in charge. You will need to shoulder more responsibility than in the past, and you will do it quite successfully. If you are single and you want to be with someone, you will. If you are attached, the two of you will be much happier if you socialize more.
Chavez wins vote to scrap term limits
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Hugo Chavez won a referendum to eliminate term limits Sunday and vowed to remain in power for at least another decade to complete his socialist revolution. Opponents accepted defeat but said Chavez is becoming a dictator.
Bill cracks down on impaired drivers
Measure creates crime of ‘aggravated drunken driving’
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A bill that was inspired by the deaths of a woman and her 4-year-old daughter is scheduled for a hearing today. Kansas Rep. Aaron Jack, R-Andover, said he was horrified by the deaths last October of Claudia Mijares and her 4-year-old daughter, who were run down in a school crosswalk by a suspected drunken driver.
Baby-faced dad, 13, raises fears about ‘broken Britain’
Critics see a fraying of values
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B10
Ahhh, Britain. The land of Shakespeare and the Beatles, Churchill and the Queen. Rolling green hills, groovy London shops, hip plaids splashed over raincoats and umbrellas. Cut to the reality of 2009: the highest teen pregnancy rate in western Europe, a binge drinking culture that leaves drunken teens splayed out in the streets and rising knife crime that has turned some pub fights into deadly affairs.
Magnetic appeal: What does your refrigerator decor say about you?
February 16, 2009
Photographs, grocery lists, Scriptures, emergency numbers, artwork, notepads. “They always say you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their trash. Well, it holds true when it comes to the refrigerator door,” says Mildred Munjanganja, vice president of LifeOrganizers.com.
Taking dogs out in winter
February 16, 2009
Dogs can get frostbite or hypothermia when temperatures drop. Don’t leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Provide a covered shelter, such as a doghouse or kennel, for the times the dog is out.
Saying ‘no’ sometimes is hard but worth it
February 16, 2009
So, your best friend calls up and asks you to take him to the airport the next morning at 5 a.m. the day of your big presentation. Think the answer’s easy? Well, not always. “Saying ‘no’ is taking a risk. It can be hard to put it out there,” says Stephen Ilardi, an associate professor of clinical psychology at Kansas University.
Once more than 200 pounds, trainer introduces exercise cards
February 16, 2009
Lori Wengle has come by her credentials as a personal trainer through experience. In her transformation — from 242 pounds to 135 pounds, from weak to strong, from hiding her body to showing it off — Wengle also has discovered the inspiration for a new business.
Kenseth wins rain-shortened Daytona
First-time 500 winner emotional following victory
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
The rain was coming, and Matt Kenseth knew it was time to get going.
Church taking up collection to preserve historic building
‘Open hearts and wallets are going to save the church’
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Towering above the pastel wooden homes of east Lawrence, a red-brick Gothic-style church serves as a reminder of Lawrence’s vibrant, conflicted past. But St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church is, in the words of one local historian, falling down.
West All-Stars wallop East, 146-119
Bryant, O’Neal re-unite as teammates, share MVP honors
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B4
Shaq danced, Kobe dazzled. And just like the good ol’ days, they won again. Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, O’Neal partied his way back onto the All-Star stage with 17 in just 11 minutes, and the Western Conference beat the East, 146-119, Sunday night.
‘Katrina’ pastor giving up promotion
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A pastor who created a controversy by suggesting that God punished New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because of the city’s sins said Sunday he will ask the pope to rescind his promotion. Pope Benedict XVI’s recent appointment of the conservative Rev. Gerhard Maria Wagner, 54, to auxiliary bishop in Linz, Austria’s third largest city, sparked an outcry among Catholics who warned it could prompt people to leave the church.
Horoscope
February 16, 2009
This week’s birthdays: You realize to a greater degree how your talents can be put to use to help yourself, your family and your community. Your efforts will have the maximum effect this month and next because you are around people who can help you strategize and follow through.
Lincoln, it seems, did not rest in peace
February 16, 2009 in print edition on A9
A spate of recent documentaries have described Abraham Lincoln as a secular saint. But in the two-hour documentary “Stealing Lincoln’s Body” (8 p.m., History), it turns out he suffered the same fate as medieval saints: His remains were dug up frequently and passed around for reasons ranging from veneration to exploitation. Think of a 19th-century version of “Weekend at Bernie’s.”
Magnetic appeal: What does your refrigerator decor say about you?
February 16, 2009
Photographs, grocery lists, Scriptures, emergency numbers, artwork, notepads. “They always say you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their trash. Well, it holds true when it comes to the refrigerator door,” says Mildred Munjanganja, vice president of LifeOrganizers.com.
Ready & willing
Appleton called on at KSU
February 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas coach Bill Self called on reserve Tyrone Appleton early against Kansas State.
Nature storms the accessories aisle
February 16, 2009
The lingering months between winter and spring always cause grief. The volatile weather makes dressing temperature-appropriate difficult. Cute tops almost always end up shielded by an inevitable sweatshirt; sassy springtime dresses get traded for warmer jeans at the end of the day. Still, those few hours of sunshine and warmth always trick me, and overexcited by the prospect of a warm day, I deck out in bright, vibrant, light clothing, but I end up shivering, shuddering and — dismayed — I change back into cold-weather clothes for the remainder of the day. Despite this frustration, even a sweater (surely hiding a gorgeous blouse) can look fabulous with a few accessories. Although it may be a tad early to wear spring clothing, exercising a few spring clothing trends through other means is quite acceptable. Perhaps it will be enough to tide you over as you anxiously wait for spring to come on already!