Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Also from January 7

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Lawrence High School girls vs. Concordia
What is your prediction for KU's game at No. 8 Michigan State?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU win by 1-5 points
MSU win by 6-10 points
KU win by 6-10 points
MSU win by 11 points or more
MSU win by 1-5 points
KU win by 11 points or more
Total 378
Lawrence's two high schools are putting artificial turf on their campus football and baseball fields. Are you a fan of artificial turf?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 580

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor races down the court between Siena defenders Ronald Moore, left, and Edwin Ubiles during the second half Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Aldrich scores 24 as KU holds on for 91-84 victory over Siena
6:04 p.m., January 6, 2009 Updated 11:24 p.m.
Sophomore center adds 13 rebounds, 4 blocks
6:00 a.m.
Maggie Wiseman, a sixth-grader at Woodlawn Elementary school, center, uses an Interwrite Tablet to complete a prime factorization exercise while projected on a screen at the front of her class Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2008. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday that budget cuts to public schools and higher education were possible as the state faces an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall. At left is Woodlawn sixth-grade teacher Haley Bruns. Education budget cuts very likely, lawmakers say
12:53 p.m., January 6, 2009 Updated 5:12 p.m.
Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday that cuts to K-12 and higher education funding were possible as the state faces an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall.
10:00 a.m.
Crews started laying down rolls of new artificial turf at Free State High School on Jan. 6. It takes a six-man crew three weeks to put the field together. Turf goes down on Free State football fields
January 6, 2009
Crews at Free State High School took the first steps in revamping athletic facilities Tuesday as they started laying turf on the previously grassy football field.
1:14 p.m.
Lincoln Johnson, Lawrence, right, a World War II veteran, brought a dog back from Germany by hiding it in his duffel bag. Johnson visits with his friend Corky Reed on Monday at the McDonald's restaurant, 1309 W. 6th, where a group of friends meet daily. The dog was a mixed breed dog named Waldmann, later shortened to Wally. Local veteran reflects on when he brought dog home from war zone
January 6, 2009
Last fall the story of an American soldier’s attempt to bring home a stray dog she took in while serving in Iraq received considerable publicity. The military doesn’t normally allow that, but this time it relented because of the news coverage and the involvement of an international animal organization.
6:00 p.m.
Tom Boxberger checks bundles of cardboard after they were loaded onto a trailer Friday at the KU recycling center. KU preparing for recycling competition
January 7, 2009
Though recycling numbers at Kansas University are strong, recycling officials hope to increase the levels with additional programs in the spring semester.

All stories

Oklahoma State crushes Centenary
January 7, 2009 in print edition on B6
Andrea Riley scored 31 points to lead Oklahoma State.
Texas falls to Arkansas
January 7, 2009 in print edition on B6
A recap of Big 12 men’s basketball action.
Thick soup without all the fat
January 7, 2009 in print edition on C2
Thinking about how to fill up while on a diet? Think about soup.
Spartans’ streak hits 8
Michigan State stops Ohio State
January 7, 2009 in print edition on B6
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
Distasteful choice
Democrats might be better off simply seating the new senator from Illinois and moving on to more important matters.
January 7, 2009 in print edition on A8
Democrats in the U.S. Senate probably are at least temporarily on a solid legal footing in their decision not to accept the man appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat left by President-elect Barack Obama.
Reed finds range
Sophomore scores career-high 14
12:00 a.m., January 7, 2009 Updated 05:10 p.m. in print edition on B4
Even when he was slumping, Tyrel Reed wasn’t bumming.