Archive for Saturday, February 21, 2009

Also from February 21

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KU vs. Nebraska The day in photos, Feb. 21, 2009 Lawrence High School girls vs. Leavenworth High Lawrence High School boys vs. Leavenworth High Seabury Academy boys vs. Topeka Heritage Christian Free State boys vs. Shawnee Mission West Young engineers get hands dirty
Who gets the game ball after KU's 70-53 victory over Nebraska?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
Markieff Morris
Cole Aldrich
Total 197
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Nebraska?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Marcus Morris
Total 63
How many turnovers will KU have against Nebraska today?

Poll results

Response Percent
10 or fewer
25 or more
Total 95
The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill to prohibit the sale of cigarette lighters to minors. Do you support the bill?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 1001

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Firefighters battle the blaze Friday at 1946 Clifton Court near 19th and Ousdahl streets. Three cats die in fire that destroys Lawrence home
12:33 p.m., February 20, 2009 Updated 3:54 p.m. in print edition on 1B
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews are battling a heavy house fire at 1946 Clifton Court, which is near 19th Street and Ousdahl Road.
6:00 a.m.
Cars travel on U.S. 59 just south of Lawrence in this file photo. Backers of the South Lawrence Trafficway project hoped that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would help complete the roadwork. SLT Bob Billings interchange plan misses out on federal stimulus funding
9:46 a.m., February 20, 2009 Updated 5:12 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The South Lawrence Trafficway won’t be getting a new interchange at Bob Billings Parkway any time soon.
10:00 a.m.
Mike Fields, Overland Park, tests his wargame skills with a re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Byram’s Ford in Kansas City, Mo. The Lawrence Wargame Club’s Spring Maneuvers conference is at the Econo Lodge, 2222 W. Sixth St. Assembly waging giant wars on miniature scale
February 21, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Mike Fields, or “Col. Van Bombard,” stared down at his advancing enemies, waiting for them to come within range of his Jayhawkers. Once Gary Mills’ Confederate troops crossed into the 2-inch zone, Fields gave the command. His mounted soldiers gunned down three of Mills’ troops. Outnumbered 10 to 1, Fields’ strategy was to delay the Missouri Confederates for as long as possible before today’s battle at Westport.
3:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins fires up a jumper during warmups before tipoff against Nebraska, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Aldrich and Collins combine for 40 points in KU’s 70-53 win
1:27 p.m., February 21, 2009 Updated 6:22 p.m.
KU’s Sherron Collins scored 22 points and Cole Aldrich added 18 as the Jayhawks improved to 11-1 in conference by beating Nebraska.
6:00 p.m.
The Central Junior High School Dance Crew rehearses its routine for this weekend’s performance for the Douglas County AIDS Project’s Mardi Gras fundraiser. Emotion in motion: CJHS troupe works out stories through dance
February 21, 2009 in print edition on 1D
It’s after school on a Tuesday, and the hallways of Central Junior High School are mostly empty.

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People in the news
February 21, 2009 in print edition on D7
• Conan says goodbye to NYC with old friends
Poised for postseason
OT victory shows Lions ready for sub-state
February 21, 2009 in print edition on C1
If Friday night was Lawrence High’s last true test before the postseason, the Lions appear to be ready.
Baldwin wins pair
Bulldogs’ Vander Tuig goes off for 39
February 21, 2009 in print edition on C7
Justin Vander Tuig had 39 points as Baldwin High’s boys basketball team beat Spring Hill, 77-67.
Faith Forum: Does God care if someone switches religions?
February 21, 2009 in print edition on D1
Does God care if someone switches religions?