Archive for Sunday, January 4, 2009

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On the street

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Cousins Courtney Parker, 12, right, of Lawrence, and Autumn Houk, 12, of rural Osklaoosa, enjoy spring weather Wednesday on the family farm. Look back to 2008 in photos
January 2, 2009
Journal-World photographers discuss the visual highlights of 2008.
6:00 a.m.
After lobbying the city to make hedgehogs legal, 11-year-old Judson King is now the proud owner of his own pet hedgehog, Little Luke. Young lobbyist takes case to city
January 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Anybody who has been around City Hall for long has seen his type before. Lobbyist. Attorney. Paid advocate. He’s wearing a suit and tie and carrying a stack full of personalized folders for city commissioners. No one — no one — wears a tie to a City Commission meeting unless they’re paid to.
2:00 p.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Lawmakers face budget balancing act in 2009
January 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Money, money, money. That will be the main issue of the 2009 legislative session that starts in January. During the past few years, lawmakers have increased education funding to satisfy the Kansas Constitution and cut taxes to satisfy business lobbyists. Now an economic recession has pushed the spending increases and tax cuts toward a collision at the bottom line.
6:00 p.m.
From left, nurses Julie McElhaney-Tuley, Shari Mott and Chris McNabb present an alumni shirt to patient Carolyn Downing for her last chemotherapy treatment Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s oncology department requires all its nurses to meet the certification requirements of the Oncology Nursing Society. LMH brings patients state-of-the-art cancer care
January 4, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Eight years ago, cancer patients had to travel out of Lawrence to receive treatments, and there was only one doctor who provided oncology care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “A lot of times we would see people lined up to catch a van to go to Topeka to get radiation, and gosh, that’s such a debilitating process,” CEO Gene Meyer said. “It was really depressing what those folks had to go through.”

All stories

Sproles, Chargers stun Colts in overtime
Olathe product runs wild in Bolts’ 23-17 playoff victory
January 4, 2009 in print edition on C7
San Diego won its fifth straight game and knocked off Indianapolis, 23-17, in AFC playoff action Saturday.
Make changes in your life in 2009 with these 52 small tips
January 4, 2009 in print edition on D2
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they’re way too big.
No kidding: KU leads Big 12 in threes
League’s best long-range bombers — at least for now — to play host to New Mexico State today
January 4, 2009 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team, leading the Big 12 in three-point accuracy, will play host to struggling New Mexico State.
Cut the calls
Kansans should have the option of not receiving charitable and political phone calls.
January 4, 2009 in print edition on B6
A new restriction that a Kansas state senator intends to propose on charitable solicitation calls doesn’t go nearly as far as many Kansans would like.