Archive for Thursday, January 8, 2009

Also from January 8

On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas women vs. Fairfield
How old was your mother when you were born?

Poll results

Response Percent
19 or younger
36 to 40
41 and older
Total 1408

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dan Biles, Shawnee, to the state Supreme Court on  Wednesday. Biles, best known for his work for state agencies, represented the State Board of Education in a 1999 lawsuit that eventually forced the state to phase in an $892 million increase in school funding over the past four years. He’ll replace Chief Justice Kay McFarland, who is retiring Monday after more than 31 years on the court. Biles was joined by his family: from left Sydney, 12, Allison, 19, Claire, 10; and his wife, Amy McCart, who is assistant research professor at KU in the Department of Special Education. Sebelius cites longtime professional relationship in picking Biles for Supreme Court
January 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she had three excellent nominees to the Kansas Supreme Court, including Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild, but she selected Dan Biles, a Shawnee attorney, because of her personal and professional relationship with him.
10:00 a.m.
West Junior High School eighth-graders are putting their design skills to the test as they prepare entries for the National Engineers’ Week Future City Competition. Front from left are Caitlin Erickson, Lexi Adams, John McCain and Kolbe Murray, and, rear from left, Antonio Schoneich and Tucker Prescher. They worked Wednesday at the school. Junior High students plan for cities’ future
January 7, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In 150 years, cities probably won’t look the same they do now, so local eighth graders are designing their vision of the future.
2:00 p.m.
Jim Budde grew up in Nebraska and vividly remembers the role of trains in everyday life. Trains are a passion for Budde, who has a scale train set at his home on Wildwood Drive. He uses a remote control to make the trains run on time. Rail player: Lawrence resident’s passion for trains spans decades
January 8, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Our 4-year old son is like any other young boy, enthusiastic about cars and planes.
6:00 p.m.
Wyatt Carson, center, a second-grader at Pinckney school, started a fashion fad after choosing to wear a tie to school. Now several second-graders are wearing ties. In class Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, from left are Milo McKay, Arthur Hughes, Carson, Oliver Broce and Hunter Jones. Tie-wearing boys on national TV today
January 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lindsey Slater discusses the national follow-up on a story about some stylish Pinckney students.

All stories

For garden shots, try macro lens
January 8, 2009 in print edition on C2
Gardeners learn quickly that a fascinating world performs freely at their feet.
Marcus Morris on rise
Freshman wants to be full-game player
January 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris had a good first half against Siena and hopes to put two good halves together.