Archive for Friday, January 16, 2009

Also from January 16

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Jan. 15, 2009 Hudson River plane crash
Who should be responsible for paying the majority of a student's cost for driver's education?

Poll results

Response Percent
The teen’s parents
The teen
The state
The school district with local dollars
Total 997

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Elementary School children make designs while stopping at Pinckney Elementary School to unload on Thursday. Temperatures were in the single digits, giving Lawrence the coldest day this year. Outdoor workers brave bone-chilling cold
12:26 p.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 5:15 p.m.
Despite bitter cold temperatures and wind chills below zero, some had little choice but to be out in the frigid elements Thursday.
12:00 a.m.
Workmen for Cutting Edge excavating of Louisburg lay underground storm-water detention pipe on Wednesday behind Lawrence Virtual School, 2145 La. The 48-inch tubing will be used to control runoff. School district, LHS neighbors settle lawsuit
6:26 p.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 9:53 a.m. in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school board voted early Thursday night to settle a lawsuit with neighbors near Lawrence High School to build additional athletics fields near the school.
10:00 a.m.
Sally Pokorny, second from right, is fitted with her robe by her son Brian, at left and Shawnee County District Judge Jean Schmidt, right.  Pokorny was sworn in as the newest Douglas County District Court judge Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Also joining Pokorny for her robing ceremony from left are Deke Davis, 11, Ellie Davis, 13, Pokorny's son Mike, and Libby Davis, 7. The Davis's are nephews and nieces of Pokorny. Pokorny sworn in as county’s newest judge
January 16, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Sally Pokorny was sworn in as the newest Douglas County judge Thursday afternoon.
2:00 p.m.
Laurel Nakadate's "Stay the Same Never Change" is one of three films shot in Kansas that are playing at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Dance with Sundance: Trio of projects shot in Kansas advance to film festival
January 16, 2009
Kevin Willmott earned a trip to the Sundance Film Festival a few years back.
6:00 p.m.
Governor’s budget proposal means cuts to local schools
9:18 a.m., January 15, 2009 Updated 12:17 p.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ plan to hold harmless public school finance actually does harm school districts in that it will result in less funding on a per pupil basis, officials confirmed Thursday.

All stories

Birds a common aviation hazard
January 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Airplanes chew up birds all the time, but sometimes the birds win.
Seeing the bigger picture
Trip to China ‘humbling experience’ for Veritas’ Johnson
January 16, 2009
Jeremiah Johnson is a humbler, quieter version of Tim Tebow.