Archive for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Also from February 25

On the street
Photo galleries
Car-pedestrian accident on Crestline Lawrence Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday Free State girls vs. Olathe Northwest Free State boys vs. Olathe Northwest LHS girls vs. SMN LHS boys vs. SMN The day in photos, Feb. 25, 2009
How often do you visit your local public library?

Poll results

Response Percent
A few times per year
Total 632

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Manhattan residents Jennifer Stalder and her mother Patty Stalder were just two of the colorfully dressed fans of Fat Tuesday in downtown Lawrence Feb. 24, 2009, for a parade that grew to about 150 Mardi Gras revelers. Mardi Gras parade goes off without a hitch
9:47 a.m., February 24, 2009 Updated 1:42 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Those Lawrencians looking to celebrate Fat Tuesday can take part in the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras in Kansas parade.
6:00 a.m.
From left, Dermot Kerin, Lawrence, his two-year-old daughter Summyr and his wife Karen Kerin, wait in the lobby at First Med and Walk-In Center, 2323 Ridge Court, to see a doctor. Friends recommended the clinic to the Kerins, who moved from Wisconsin to Lawrence in November. Walk-in clinics on rise
February 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
An explosion in the number of retail medical clinics is occurring nationwide. From 2006 to 2007, the number of clinics grew 220 percent from 250 to more than 800, according to Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. The number is expected to reach 5,000 by 2010.
10:00 a.m.
Price Banks, the Lawrence-Douglas County planning director from 1982 to 1994. Former planning director ready to jump back into fray
February 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Price Banks has the scars to show from what some have called the most unpopular job in Lawrence City Hall. As the city’s director of planning from 1982 to 1994, he had withstood the slings and arrows that flew frequently in the 1980s when developers wanted to convert major parts of downtown into an indoor mall.
2:00 p.m.
Students at Sunflower School got pumped up to take standardized tests by jamming at a Rock Band 2 concert. Price Morgan, a fifth-grader, showed his skills with the game’s guitar. School ready to rock on standardized tests
February 25, 2009 in print edition on 7A
A red carpet led to Sunflower School’s multipurpose room for a rocking afternoon Tuesday. Student bands from grades three through six took the stage to get their peers excited about state assessment tests. They jammed to “Eye of the Tiger” and “We Got the Beat” on Rock Band 2, a video game that lets users feel like they’re playing instruments like guitar and drums.
6:00 p.m.
Lightening up for Lent: A few pounds may pass while observing Christian season for repentance
February 25, 2009
For the next 40 days, Robert Leiste is saying goodbye to snacks.

All stories

KU baseball stuns Arkansas
Ridenhour claims first collegiate win; Kansas rolls, 9-3
February 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lee Ridenhour pitched Kansas University to a 9-3 baseball victory over No. 21-ranked Arkansas.