Archive for Sunday, January 11, 2009

Also from January 11

On the street
Photo galleries
Veritas boys pick up two victories KU women vs. Kansas State Tibetan travels Local scouts test engineering skills in Pinewood Derby
Have you ever sent a text while driving?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t drive.
Total 1049

Lead stories

12:04 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. Lawrence boy, hedgehog appear on ‘Fox & Friends’
January 9, 2009
When an 11-year-old petitioned a law that prohibited hedgehogs in the city of Lawrence, he had no idea what kind of attention he would receive.
6:00 a.m.
Vehicles travel on U.S. Highway 59 just south of Lawrence. A lawsuit filed Friday in federal court is the latest litigation intended to block completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway's eastern leg through the Baker Wetlands. The western segment of the trafficway ends at U.S. 59. Stimulus talk spurs SLT hope
January 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Barack Obama’s imminent presidential inauguration — and, in particular, his plans for billions of dollars in infrastructure investment — is stimulating hope for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway in Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
George Sommers, an assistant Sergeant of Arms in the Senate at the Statehouse in Topeka, sets out notebooks for legislators Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Sommers and other state employees were making preparations for Monday's State of the State address and the opening of the legislative session for 2009. State budget in bad shape
January 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawmakers start the 2009 legislative session on Monday during a budget crisis that gets worse every day.
2:00 p.m.
Julia Pitner, a 1981 Lawrence High School graduate and 1991 Kansas University graduate, is head of projects for the nonprofit Internews Network in the West Bank. She is helping coordinate an effort to get solar-powered radios that can be hand-cranked to help Palestinians in Gaza get news and humanitarian information during the current conflict with Israel. LHS grad helps spread news to embattled Gaza residents
January 11, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Julia Pitner has spent the last week in the Middle East working to try to connect Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the airwaves to give them information about humanitarian aid.
6:00 p.m.
A woman waits in her shop for customers to come buy knick-knacks and jewelry. In the past several years, tourism has boosted the Shangri-La economy. 
Tibetan travels: KU alumna explores simple life on teaching assignment
January 11, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Kansas University graduate and former Journal-World photographer Megan True is teaching English in China.

All stories

Huskers hold off Missouri, 56-51
January 11, 2009 in print edition on C6
A recap of Big 12 men’s basketball action.
Linen closets simplify organization
January 11, 2009 in print edition on D8
The holidays have come and gone.
Duke turns to Henderson in 66-58 win
January 11, 2009 in print edition on C6
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
Smoking stand
Although local smoking bans have encountered initial resistance, their popularity clearly is spreading across the state. It’s time for legislators to consider a statewide ban.
January 11, 2009 in print edition on B6
The number of Kansas communities that have passed or are considering smoking bans fuels discussion of legislation that would impose such a ban statewide.
A&M too much for MU
January 11, 2009 in print edition on C6
A recap of Big 12 women’s basketball action.
On the record
January 11, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lawrence emergency blotter for January 11, 2009