Archive for Monday, February 23, 2009

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KU at OU Police recruit training Kansas women vs. Iowa State The day in photos, Feb. 23, 2009
Who gets the game ball after KU's 87-78 victory over Oklahoma?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
Tyshawn Taylor
Cole Aldrich
Total 709
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Oklahoma?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyshawn Taylor
Cole Aldrich
Total 179
Who will score the most points in tonight's game?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU’s Sherron Collins
OU’s Willie Warren
KU’s Cole Aldrich
OU’s Austin Johnson
Total 98
What is your assessment so far of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus program?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t like it
Too soon to tell
I like it
Total 857

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Aidan Jayaranan, 5, Lawrence, watches a garden scale train set making its rounds Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, building 21. The fairgrounds was host to the Lawrence Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet on Saturday. Making fast tracks: Annual show captivates train lovers of all ages
February 22, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Like most boys under five, Ryan and Aidan Orth have Thomas & Friends trains. But at Saturday’s Lawrence Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet, dad Mike Orth said there were many others they would love to have. “Him more than anyone,” wife Kim Orth said, pointing to her husband. “He is the biggest kid.”
6:00 a.m.
Heather Roman, an undergraduate student from Lenexa, works on a piece of her art. Kansas University is dismantling its School of Fine Arts, and will move various departments into other schools. A new School of Music and School of the Arts would be created, and other programs including interior design and industrial design would go to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Finishing touches applied to fine arts reorganization at KU
February 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University is working to make an upcoming reorganization of its School of Fine Arts as seamless as possible for students and staff. The plan, approved by the Kansas Board of Regents this year, would eliminate the existing School of Fine Arts, and organize its various functions into new and existing schools on campus.
10:00 a.m.
Robert Krause, left, and Simon Bates — purveyors of gourmet burgers and fries at The Burger Stand. Chef brings gourmet burger operation to downtown
February 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence chef Robert Krause has gained a national reputation for serving $100-per-plate, six-course meals out of his east Lawrence home. You know the type: Seared scallops with carrot puree, smoked New Zealand mussels in a lobster-saffron broth, prime tenderloin in potato gratin with a red wine reduction, roasted garlic chive oil, and — of course — pistachio butter.
2:00 p.m.
Jamie and Adam Gabriel consult with Jerrad Humerickhouse in preparing their income tax forms. The Hume’s Econotax office has seen many changes in the way people are filing their taxes due to the recession and increasing unemployment. Tax filers line up early for refunds
February 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
February is always a busy month for income tax preparers, but this year it’s a little busier for some. “It’s definitely more than normal. More people are wanting to get their tax refunds early,” said Jerrad Humerickhouse, owner of Hume’s Econotax, 305 E. Seventh St. And that’s because some of those people are unemployed and need their refund more than previous years, Humerickhouse said.
6:00 p.m.
Julie Miller chats with James Ortiz, head custodian at West Junior High School, during a recent physical education class she was supervising. This is Ortiz’s first year as head custodian. Mr. Clean: West’s head custodian a role model for students
February 23, 2009
With his red hair and his trademark overalls, Groundskeeper Willie — the janitor/groundskeeper in “The Simpsons” — utters an “Ach, Wendel. ’Tis a mighty puddle of puke” in a 1989 episode from the cartoon sitcom. “I’m sorry,” says Wendel, the Springfield Elementary School student, who had vomited. “That’s all right, lad,” Willie says. “You reminded me of why I got into this work in the first place.”
8:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins pulls up for a jumper during warmups before taking on Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. FINAL: Collins’ clutch threes secure KU’s 87-78 victory over No. 3 OU
6:35 p.m., February 23, 2009 Updated 2:09 a.m.
Sherron Collins hit five of his final six threes, while Tyshawn Taylor contributed a career-high 26 points and Cole Aldrich added 20 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ victory.

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Two Douglas County projects on latest list for state’s stimulus money
Projects would come from a separate funding source than was given out last week
11:56 a.m., February 23, 2009 Updated 04:05 p.m. in print edition on A4
Douglas County has a chance to obtain road improvement funds from the federal stimulus package signed last week by President Barack Obama.
Mickelson wins at Riviera — barely
Lefty nearly blows four-stroke lead in wild round
February 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
Los Angeles — Phil Mickelson nearly blew the biggest lead of his career, then had to scramble for par to avoid a playoff.
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February 23, 2009