Archive for Monday, January 12, 2009

Also from January 12

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
2009 State of the State address The day in photos, Jan. 11, 2009

Lead stories

12:09 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. KU agenda keeps state funding to a minimum
January 12, 2009 in print edition on 1A
During the upcoming state legislative session, Kansas University hopes to make it through budget cuts as well as possible, while potentially instituting some new programs.
10:00 a.m.
The 4-H GIS Tech Team looks over a map recently discovered by Leavenworth County Geographic Information Systems director Jeff Culbertson, left. The map, dated 1877, shows the locations of old schoolhouses in Leavenworth County. Tech Team members, from second left, Cody Koch, 13, Carl Hecht, 12, Levi Koch, 12, and Garrett French, 12, compared the locations on the old map with the locations they discovered. Leavenworth County 4-H’ers help map area’s history
January 12, 2009 in print edition on 3A
If they were lucky, 4-H’ers in the Geographic Information Systems Tech Team would find the remains of an old one-room schoolhouse in Leavenworth County, take a reading on their portable Global Positioning System units and take a photo of the building for their records.
2:00 p.m.
Toy stories: Lawrence residents share their collections
January 12, 2009
Twenty-nine-year-old Nick Spacek embraces his inner child. “I think more people should buy toys,” says Spacek, a Lawrence resident and collector of wrestling figures and other toys. “I don’t think there’s anything to be embarrassed about.”
6:00 p.m.
Pastor Rick Burcham speaks to his congregation at the Williamstown Assembly of God during a prayer vigl Sunday night for Shawn Fowler. Fowler, 44, has been missing since Dec. 10, 2008. Service offers prayers for missing man, family
January 12, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Rev. Rick Burcham stands in front of more than 170 bowed heads at the Williamstown Assembly of God. He offers sanguine messages to family and friends of Shawn Fowler.

All stories

Roberts’ office: NBAF officially awarded to Kansas
Homeland Security Dept. confirms Manhattan as site
06:07 p.m., January 12, 2009 Updated 06:13 p.m. in print edition on A1
A hub for protecting the country from disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks indeed will be built in Kansas.
This week on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’: The Humble Bean
“The Humble Bean: Recipes with LMH Dietitian Cass Ryan”
January 12, 2009
Bean Granola Bars
Cooperative effort
Amtrak’s support of local efforts to upgrade the Lawrence depot are heartening.
January 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s gratifying to know that Amtrak officials are willing to step up and assist local efforts to enhance facilities and services for rail travelers.
Tar Heels reeling
Wake Forest hands UNC another loss
January 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
A recap of Top 25 men’s basketball action.
Good kids
It’s fun to see some Lawrence youngsters getting national media attention for doing something good.
January 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
Is there anything much cuter than a line of little boys wearing neckties?