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12:00 a.m.
Crews work on the landscaping at the new home of Army Spc. Patrick Tutwiler and his family. The Tutwilers’ home was destroyed in a June 11 tornado in Chapman, and the ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” built a new home in November. A show detailing the construction airs Sunday evening.               Extreme experience: Lecompton residents travel to Chapman to assist with home rebuilding for TV show
January 24, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Most of the time, Dan Hanney doesn’t do his carpentry work with national TV cameras in his face.
6:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church members Stacey Lamb, Family Promise coordinator for the church and Wendy Wheeler, meal coordinator, set a table for an evening meal for homeless families. Family Promise is a new homeless service organization and area churches are taking turns providing homeless families with children a place to stay and an evening meal. Lamb and Wheeler were preparing an evening meal for Friday. Housing program jumps the gun
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Joe Reitz was facing a situation that many before him have faced at Lawrence City Hall. The leader of the nonprofit homeless service organization Family Promise had been working for months to get the necessary City Hall approvals to let his project move forward. To Reitz’s way of thinking, what he wanted to do was simple. He wanted to use Lawrence churches to serve as temporary shelters for homeless families with children.
10:00 a.m.
Ross Wulfkuhle, 93, Lawrence, stands near the location of a former WPA well that was the source of water for several families west of Lawrence in the Kanwaka Township. The site is near the intersection of the Kansas Highway 10 bypass and North 1500 Road. Wulfkuhle also worked on some WPA road projects in the township in the late 1930s. The New Deal revisited
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For Ross Wulfkuhle, the New Deal meant drilling wells to help ease the Dust Bowl-era drought, providing much-needed water to livestock. A program authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt bought up hogs from the family farm and slaughtered them so the market wouldn’t drop. The New Deal also provided Wulfkuhle’s father with a job crushing rock procured from stone fence rows.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence optometrist Dr. Brent Crandon traveled in March to
Honduras to give free eye exams and distribute free eye glasses.
Crandon has an office at 1019 Mass.
Optometrist’s spring break to bring eye care to Honduras
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 5B
Brent Crandon won’t be seeing patients at his downtown optometry clinic during spring break. But he won’t be relaxing on a sunny beach in Florida with his wife and three daughters, either. Crandon will be much farther south, in a western Honduras village called Buenos Aires.

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Fire engulfs Leavenworth County home
11:30 p.m., January 25, 2009 Updated 12:05 a.m.
Several fire agencies responded to a house fire in Leavenworth County Sunday night.
More Families opt to teach kids at home
January 25, 2009
The number of homeschooled children in the country is climbing steadily.
LMH wants to go ahead with expansion
January 25, 2009
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is finishing up construction at their main facility and wants to begin its expansion in Eudora.
Four KU students reportedly robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning
04:29 a.m., January 25, 2009 Updated 11:24 p.m. in print edition on A5
Four KU students were accosted by a man with a handgun early Sunday morning at the Burger King drive-through, 1107 W. Sixth St. The students, three men and a woman, told police that the suspect was parked behind their car in the drive-through line. The suspect walked up to their car and demanded money at about 2:15 a.m.
France offers help for newspapers
January 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
The French state is to help provide free newspaper subscriptions to teenagers for their 18th birthdays, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Friday. But the bigger gift is for France’s ailing print media.Sarkozy also announced a ninefold rise in the state’s support for newspaper deliveries and a doubling of its annual print advertising outlay amid a swelling industry crisis.
Little provides spark for KU
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C4
Not many college basketball players even attempt 14-foot turnaround fadeaways off one leg. The shot comes naturally for Mario Little. “I don’t work on it any more. I never really worked on it. I just did it a lot,” Little said. “It’s nothing I work on. I can make those all day.”
NFL welcomes new breed of coaches
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
Say this for the owners in the National Football League, when a new trend starts they don’t just ride the wave, they surf a tsunami.
Horoscopes
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D5
You discover just how very much you have to offer this year. You enter a new life cycle, perhaps saying goodbye to some of your past style but also greeting new, exciting additions and opportunities. If you are single, you could kiss this status goodbye, if you so choose. If you are attached, you can add much more vivaciousness and excitement to this bond.
North Carolina State’s Yow dies
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C2
North Carolina State’s Kay Yow, the Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach who won more than 700 games while earning fans with her decades-long fight against breast cancer, died Saturday. She was 66.
Looking for trash, workers find cash
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Three state highway workers cleaning up litter picked up an abandoned tire — and found about $100,000 inside. Indiana state police suspect the cash, in denominations of $5 to $100, may be drug money. State Police spokesman Mike Burns says a drug-sniffing dog found the scent of drugs on the bills. Police said the workers found the tire Friday in a ditch along Interstate 70 just east of Indianapolis.
Geologist files for school board race
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
A Broken Arrow School parent, who has twice run for the Lawrence school board, joined the race Friday for the April election. Michael Pomes, a geologist for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said he wanted his daughter, Jennifer, a fourth-grader, continues to receive a “top-rate education.”
Big numbers
Brackins gets 42; Collins goes over 1,000
12:00 a.m., January 25, 2009 Updated 04:49 a.m. in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins was having the half of his life and wanted his big brother to share in it. “He hit a couple threes, looked at me and shouted, ‘Woo woo.’ He was in a zone,” said Chicago native Steve Collins, who watched Sherron explode for 18 points in the first 12 minutes of Kansas University’s 82-67 basketball victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.
Obama breaks from Bush, avoids divisive stands in first few days
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush’s unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.
Area roundup: Eudora boys fall in third-place game; De Soto boys win tourney
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Brian Katzfey scored 17 points, but the Eudora High boys basketball team lost in the third-place game Saturday.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 25, 1909: “Many changes are planned for the local schools for their new term. There will be a number of new teachers and pupils will be switched from one building to another to even up the class sizes. A large increase in enrollment is seen. … Peach tree farmers here say many of their buds were frozen and that many parts of their crops have been ruined.”
SLT delays
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: To all the opponents of completing the South Lawrence Trafficway: Have you been out to see the work being done west of Louisiana and south of 31st Street? This is where 142 acres of swamp, excuse me, “wetlands,” are being added. Now is a good time to see what it takes to create a wetland area. The remnants of the past season’s crop are still there.
Man faces charges of killing roommate, then torching house
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Kansas City man has been charged with killing his roommate and then setting the house on fire to conceal the evidence. Police on Friday arrested 30-year-old David N. Smith on a charge of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 29-year-old Brandon Stevens, who was house-sitting for the home’s owner. Officials believe the shooting was prompted by a dispute over money.
The New Deal revisited
Kansas had its share of improvement projects
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
For Ross Wulfkuhle, the New Deal meant drilling wells to help ease the Dust Bowl-era drought, providing much-needed water to livestock. A program authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt bought up hogs from the family farm and slaughtered them so the market wouldn’t drop. The New Deal also provided Wulfkuhle’s father with a job crushing rock procured from stone fence rows.
Lions drop close one
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Perhaps the large H and P on the floor of the Highland Park gymnasium stands for House of Pain.
Service scrutiny
Looking at increased efficiency for state facilities must be more than an exercise in shifting responsibility.
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
It never hurts for the state to look at ways to deliver services more efficiently or at less cost to taxpayers. However, saving money shouldn’t be the singular focus of a new commission charged with looking at the possibility of closing a number of state facilities, including facilities that serve juvenile offenders and Kansans with various disabilities.
Many events await patrons of the arts this spring
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
A printable look at this spring’s arts and entertainment events scheduled in Lawrence and the surrounding area.
Need for aviation center questioned
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
A couple of Sedgwick County commissioners are wondering if there’s still a need to build a $54 million aviation training center at a time when so many workers in the industry are being laid off. Commissioner Gwen Welshimer questions whether students will enroll and if they’ll get jobs after. She said the project, largely funded by Sedgwick County, might need to be broadened to include other areas, such as health care.
Budget cuts may ground KU planes
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
In a tight budget year, Kansas University officials have said there’s little university business that’s not being considered for cuts. And that goes for KU’s private air flights, as well. KU owns one Citation Bravo jet and has a 50 percent ownership in a 1999 King Air C90B turbo prop through Executive AirShares. Both were purchased with private funds.
Sad loss
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Tuesday was a historic day for this country. I watched as a new era started with the swearing in of the first black president. Even though I am very excited about these events, I was also very saddened Tuesday by another event that occurred. That night I had to attend the funeral of my 13-year-old nephew, who, for reasons only known to him, committed suicide last week.
Ailing Morris eager to return for KU women
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C6
Basketball players suffer concussions about as often as desperation shots go through the net. Sade Morris certainly hadn’t had one before.
Poet’s Showcase: Inauguration Day
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
A new President is taking office
Obama stresses potential impact of stimulus on average Americans
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama met with his economic advisers Saturday after he asked Americans to support his economic package as a way to better schools, lower electricity bills and health coverage for millions who lose insurance.
‘Wolverine’ does what cartoons do best
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D7
With comic book heroes duking it out in the Cineplex, it was only a matter of time before they started coming back to where they belong — television.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Pete Whitenight, president of Whitenight Associates and a former member of the Douglas County commission, was elected new president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for 1984-85. He was to succeed Joel Jacobs, FMC manager.
Best of times: Series highlight top work of black writers
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
The books were behind schedule. But as they now hit the shelves, ink barely dry, their timing appears impeccable.
Program showcases round dance as elegant tool to fight diabetes
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Inside a Haskell Indian Nations University classroom Saturday afternoon, a group of Lawrence teachers stood shoulder to shoulder. First they did a slight shuffle with their left foot, then took a bigger step with their right one and circled around the room.
Service lauded
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The obituary of William A. Taggart in the Jan. 19 issue did not include some important information about his association with this city of Lawrence. William Taggart was the publisher and editor of the Lawrence Outlook, a weekly newspaper, following World War II until into the 1960s. The Outlook had been known as the Douglas County Republican, edited by Ed Abels from the 1920s until World War II.
City credit card use stands up to audit
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
A little more than one out of every three Lawrence city employees has a city-issued Visa card, and spending on the cards accounted for more than $1.5 million in purchases in 2008. But a new city audit found that the city’s system for overseeing such purchases is sound.
Formerly all-white school sold
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
A formerly all-white school at the center of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case has been sold by the city for $89,000. At an auction Thursday night, Los Angeles-based True Foundation World Outreach Ministries outbid a Topeka community organization for Sumner Elementary School, where Oliver Brown tried to enroll his 9-year-old daughter, Linda, in 1950.
John Brown’s trip to city commemorated
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
In commemoration of John Brown’s final trip to Lawrence and the state, lights will shine from the former Grover barn from now until Wednesday. This week marks the 150 anniversary of the abolitionist’s last journey to Lawrence. He and his group of men brought 11 former slaves from Missouri. The freedom seekers and a baby that was born along the way were given shelter for several days in Emily and Joel Grover’s barn, which today stands at 2819 Stonebarn Terr.
Free State boys lose
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Michael Swank scored 14 points, but the Free State High boys basketball team lost, 43-40, on Saturday to Manhattan.
Design magazines find no shelter from the slump
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D7
The first one to go was House & Garden. In November 2007, the 106-year-old magazine unexpectedly ceased publication. Soon after, Time Inc.’s In Style Home and Martha Stewart’s Blueprint folded, and late last summer, Hachette Filipacchi Media’s Home shuttered.
Reform of entitlements is a tall order
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
Days before becoming responsible, in the eyes of a public fixated on the presidency, for almost everything, Barack Obama vowed to convene a “fiscal responsibility summit.” It will consider the economy’s long-term problems, one of which is the growing cost of entitlements in an aging nation that is caught in the tightening grip of an iron law of welfare states: Graying means paying.
Tips keep your teeth white
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
Whitening strips and professional treatments aren’t the only ways to keep your teeth pearly.
High-tech sensors help seniors live independently
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
After back-to-back hospital visits for congestive heart failure, Eva Olweean figured her health was back to normal. But the nurses at her retirement home knew better: Motion sensors in the 86-year-old’s bed detected too many restless nights.
Parents charged in son’s starvation death
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B8
Murder charges have been filed against the parents of a 4-month-old boy who weighed barely more than 5 pounds when he starved to death last year. Prosecutors on Saturday charged 27-year-old Nicholas Candler and 30-year-old Rebecca Candler with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child.
IRS offers tax guidance on ‘what ifs’ of a recession
January 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers some guidance on the tax implications of economic hardship because of the deepening recession. Among the “What If” scenarios presented by the agency, and its response.
Volunteers to try to gauge homeless more thoroughly
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A3
Volunteers who will hit the streets Wednesday to try to get an accurate picture of the county’s homeless population will be looking in a few more places than in the past. Instead of only counting people who primarily use shelter services and caseworkers in the city, dozens of volunteers will aim to count people across Douglas County.
Senator accused in Travolta plot resigns
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Bahamas senator accused of trying to extort money from actor John Travolta after his son’s death resigned on Saturday and vowed to prove her innocence. Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, an attorney from Grand Bahama, said she plans to fight “untrue and unfair charges” stemming from actions she took as a lawyer.
ISU happy to lean on Brackins
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Iowa State sophomore Craig Brackins, bound for first-team All-Big 12 honors, threatened the conference scoring record with 42 points Saturday in an 82-67 loss to Kansas University in Hilton Coliseum. Afterward, someone asked Cyclones coach Greg McDermott whether the team relies too heavily on Brackins.
Collins delivers big blow
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
Unlike in the movies, where the virtuous cowboy gets a few chairs broken over his head and takes a couple of clean punches to the jaw and then bounces back to beat up the guy wearing the black hat, in real life, the guy who lands the first punch almost always wins.
KU hoops notebook
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C5
Kansas University coach Bill Self was saddened to learn of the death of North Carolina State women’s coach Kay Yow, who had battled cancer for many years. Hall of Famer Yow, who won over 737 games in 38 years, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1987. She died Saturday. “She was unbelievable, incredible, an inspiration to a lot of people,” Self said.
Indiana student ill, but wins Miss America
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Katie Stam of Indiana was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, fighting off a throat infection, laryngitis and 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant. The 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student became the first Miss America winner from the Hoosier State. She drew loud applause for her rendition of “Via Dolorosa” during the talent portion of the beauty pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Hudson River pilot: We were just doing our jobs
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Thousands of people holding signs and waving American flags cheered wildly Saturday to honor the pilot who safely landed a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River. He told them he and his crew were only doing their jobs.
Sports center collapse kills 4, hurts 16
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
Part of a sports center collapsed in high winds Saturday in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona, killing four children and injuring 16 other people, officials and witnesses said. Freak winds gusting to 100 mph in some places caused at least six other deaths in Spain and France, officials said, for a total of at least 13 deaths in the last two days.
Gold’s appeal fickle in troubled times
It ‘holds its value over history like nothing else’
January 25, 2009 in print edition on E1
A few miles and a world away from London’s financial district, 42-year-old Sadha Kaur walked into the gleaming stores of RPS Jewelers in a grimy west London suburb to buy a bangle for her daughter. “I come in every now and then to buy her some jewelry for the day she gets married,” she said. “It’s better than buying handbags or shoes all the time — gold keeps its value and they can always sell it if they are stuck.”
Optometrist’s spring break to bring eye care to Honduras
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B5
Brent Crandon won’t be seeing patients at his downtown optometry clinic during spring break. But he won’t be relaxing on a sunny beach in Florida with his wife and three daughters, either. Crandon will be much farther south, in a western Honduras village called Buenos Aires.
Some political dynasties alive and well
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
The dynasties are disappearing. The latest proof came when Caroline Kennedy, the only daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy, dramatically removed herself as a possible replacement for Hillary Rodham Clinton — a dynast by marriage — in the Senate seat from New York once held by her Uncle Bobby.
Model with amputated hands, feet dies
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
One month ago, stunning 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her striking good looks for a promising career in modeling. Then she contracted a seemingly ordinary urinary tract infection. But the bacteria spread quickly throughout her body and proved to be extremely drug resistant.
On the record
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following calls.
Mother charged with prostituting child
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
A Wichita woman is accused of letting a man pay to have sex with her 5-year-old daughter so the mom could have money to buy alcohol and cigarettes. Prosecutors say the woman did the same thing with her two other daughters, but their testimony won’t be allowed as evidence at the woman’s trial. The 48-year-old woman is not being named to protect the identity of her daughters.
Air Force One bidding to open overseas
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
When President Barack Obama climbs onto Air Force One for the first time, he will board a highly specialized aircraft with deep Wichita roots. The current presidential fleet of two Boeing 747-200Bs was modified into sophisticated aircraft by workers at Boeing Wichita. The aircraft continue to be maintained, modified and upgraded here. That could change in the next decade.
Housing program jumps the gun
Project to shelter homeless families begins without city approval
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A1
Joe Reitz was facing a situation that many before him have faced at Lawrence City Hall. The leader of the nonprofit homeless service organization Family Promise had been working for months to get the necessary City Hall approvals to let his project move forward. To Reitz’s way of thinking, what he wanted to do was simple. He wanted to use Lawrence churches to serve as temporary shelters for homeless families with children.
Plumber saves $70K ring from toilet
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
Just a case of plumb luck. It took a plumber to retrieve a woman’s 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a restaurant toilet. The $70,000 wedding ring fell from Allison Berry’s hand when she flushed the toilet in the restroom of the Black Bear Diner on Jan. 14, the plumber said.
Seabury boys fall
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
Bill Gibbs scored 15 points, but the Seabury Academy boys basketball team lost to Maranatha, 57-43, on Saturday in the McLouth Invitational.
Wheel Genius: Road work this week
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B3
Major roadways in the area aren’t seeing much major reconstruction these days, but here’s a rundown of work that could slow your travel during the coming week, as reported by government and agency officials.
2 dead, 7 wounded in Wichita shooting
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B2
Police say two people were killed and seven injured in a shooting at a wake in southeast Wichita. Deputy Police Chief Robert Lee said that all the victims of Saturday night’s shooting were adults but that he did not know their ages or genders.
No one should hope president fails
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
It is, of course, a calculated outrage. Meaning, it was spewed by a clown in the media circus to kick a familiar sequence into motion: angry denunciation by bloggers, pundits and supporters of President Obama (the “he” whose failure is hoped), followed by Rush Limbaugh refusing to retract a word, a courageous truth teller who will not be moved.
‘Daily Coyote’ reveals blog’s impact
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
few years ago Shreve Stockton drove across the country on her Vespa to start a new life in New York after two years in San Francisco (oh, to be young and footloose!).
Legislators discuss ‘ugly’ budget state
Deep cuts, up to $300M, expected
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B4
State Sen. Tom Holland spoke with straightforward honesty Saturday morning when he told a group of Leavenworth County residents that the state budget is an “ugly” situation. During a legislature update event hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271 in Tonganoxie, 3rd District state senator Holland and 42nd District state Rep. Connie O’Brien addressed about 15 audience members about what is in the future for the state budget.
LHS wrestlers take 10th
January 25, 2009 in print edition on C3
The Lawrence High wrestling team took 10th place in the Blue Valley Northwest Husky Invitational on Saturday.
Southwest triggers late-winter fare sales
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
Major airlines moved Friday to match a fare sale started by Southwest Airlines Co., as the carriers worry about weak demand for travel during a recession. Southwest said that through Monday it would sell seats to almost everywhere it flies starting at $49 to $99 each way. Tickets must be bought at least 14 days before flying, travel must be completed by March 11 and seats are limited, the airline said.
GOP could be cornered in children’s health debate
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A5
Republicans appear to have overplayed their hand when blocking the expansion of a children’s health care program last year. They face the likelihood that Democrats in the coming weeks will pass a bill that they dislike even more.
Tasmanian devils threatened by contagious cancer
January 25, 2009 in print edition on E8
Tasmania is trying to save the devil. The Tasmanian devil, a ferocious, snarling fox-sized marsupial, is in danger of going extinct because of a contagious facial cancer. In the meantime, its biggest rival — the European fox — is thriving, and may become so dominant that the devil never comes back.
Search for missing boy yields nothing
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
A second search along a river yielded no clues in the case of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared 10 years ago. Searchers using dogs scoured areas along the Whitewater River Saturday on the west side of Towanda looking for remains or clues in the 1999 disappearance of Adam Herrman.
Figurines sometimes tell lies about the past
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
Was it Robert Peary or Frederick Cook who first reached the geographic North Pole?
Obama inaugural transcended words
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B6
It was, in the end, a moment beyond the reach of words. For a brief hour Tuesday, a country of clanging factories and clicking keyboards, of conflict and contention, of office conversations and street confrontations, was transformed into a country of contemplation — about hope and the potential it unleashes, about freedom and the bounty it provides, about purpose and the sacrifices it requires.
Financial aid system facing stiff test
Availability of college grants, scholarships in question
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A6
Finding financial aid for college this year promises to be tougher than any final exam. The quest for money that begins for students and parents every January has taken on new urgency in 2009 amid fears that loans and grants will be scarcer than in the past because of the recession. “The financing system for college is in real crisis,” said Barmak Nassirian, associate executive director of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Pump patrol
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.70 at several locations.
Chefs hope Obama has good taste to improve food policy
Top cooks tout farm-friendly, healthy cuisine
January 25, 2009 in print edition on E8
Visiting one of his favorite Chicago restaurants in November, Barack Obama was asked by an excited waitress if he wanted the restaurant’s special margarita made with the finest ingredients, straight up and shaken at the table. “You know that’s the way I roll,” Obama replied jokingly.
Event to prevent I.D. theft set for March
January 25, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansans will have a chance in March to safely destroy documents they no longer need but contain personal information. The Kansas Attorney General’s office and Jayhawk File Express and Document Resources Inc. of Topeka will conduct “shred-a-thons” in towns including Lawrence. On March 5 it will be in Lawrence from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa.
Gaza children return to schools reopened after war
January 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
Tens of thousands of children returned to schools across Gaza on Saturday after three weeks of war, playing games for some relief from the devastation and telling friends and teachers about the explosions they heard and relatives they lost.
Obamas make for must-see TV
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D1
You’d have to be a real Debbie Downer — or Rush Limbaugh — not to feel a sense of optimism amidst the events of last Tuesday.