Archive for Friday, January 9, 2009

Also from January 9

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Have you broken your New Year's resolution yet?

Poll results

Response Percent
I didn’t make a resolution.
Total 508

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University junior Zach Shoffner tests an electric guitar before a wall of musical merchandise Thursday at Mass. Street Music, 1347 Mass. Sales tax revenue for the city of Lawrence was up 3.8 percent for 2008. ’08 sales tax collections are ‘cause for optimism’
January 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Take comfort or solace in this thought: 2008 may end up being the good year. Despite dark financial headlines for much of the year, Lawrence sales tax collections in 2008 grew at their most robust rate since 2004. The city collected $21.2 million in 2008, up 3.8 percent from the $20.4 million collected in 2007.
10:00 a.m.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority has completed a $2.35 million project to buy and renovate the Clinton Place Apartments, just southwest of Clinton Parkway and Iowa Street. The complex is once again being used as a facility for low-income seniors. Apartment makeover benefits seniors
January 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Two years ago, Jacqueline Bari was ready to move out of Clinton Place Apartments. Rotting siding hung from the sides of the building. Dirty, moldy carpet filled the interior with a stench. And, worst of all, there was a figurative stench, too. The 58-unit apartment complex was rampant with drug activity and alcohol abuse.
2:00 p.m.
Sound profession: Lawrence’s career musicians rank high in challenging field
January 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The National Endowment of the Arts has released a statistical report involving those in the arts and entertainment fields. Among the findings is a section culled from the most recent U.S. Census that lists the “top metropolitan areas ranked by percentage of musicians in the labor force.” Nashville took the No. 1 slot. Lawrence ranked No. 2.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence kids step into national spotlight with two network TV appearances
January 9, 2009
Several Lawrence kids became national TV stars today after their unique stories appeared on, in the Lawrence Journal-World and on 6News.

All stories

Eastwood takes the wheel of powerful ‘Gran Torino’
January 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Harry Callahan would respect Walt Kowalski.