Archive for Monday, January 26, 2009

Also from January 26

On the street
Photo galleries
Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Clinic Kaw Valley Eagles Day

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Dr. Brent Crandon, seen here in a 2001 file photo, is traveling to Honduras to provide eye exams to people who cannot afford them. It is his sixth trip to the country. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansa, a 7-year-old, 14-pound bald eagle, eats raw deer meat from the gloved hand of Marty Birrell, director of the Prairie Park Nature Center, as she describes the bird to an audience at Sunday’s Kaw Valley Eagles Day, held at Free State High School. Eagles Day is an annual celebration of the bald eagle’s return to northeastern Kansas, but also puts the spotlight on other wild creatures. Nature program participants keep eyes out for eagles
January 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
If Eco Elvis has anything to say about it, children and parents attending Sunday’s Kaw Valley Eagles Day will be boogying to the tune of a cleaner environment. Clad in a shimmering green jumpsuit made from soda can tops and frozen juice lids, Eco Elvis, an environmental evangelist from Kansas City, strummed a guitar and sang tunes like “Viva Las Vegans” and “Compost Hotel.”
10:00 a.m.
KU rowing teams practice from August to May. The new boathouse offers practice space that can be used when the Kansas River is frozen over. Boathouse anchors rowing teams
January 26, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University senior Emily Martin is used to leaving practice filthy. Martin and other Kansas University rowing team members are used to carrying 200-pound boats through ankle-deep mud. They’re used to fixing dents in their boats after a night of hail. But this will soon become a distant memory once a new boathouse opens Feb. 6 in Burcham Park.
2:00 p.m.
Free State senior Scott Olcott pictured with girlfriend Taylor Stephens, a junior at Free State. Young love, rewritten: Teens reinvent the rules on what constitutes ‘dating’
January 26, 2009
It’s a far cry from the days of getting pinned and wearing letterman jackets, but today’s teenagers are putting their own mark on the world of dating. In fact, they don’t really call it dating. Teenagers today hang out or are going out. And they all have different definitions of “dating.”
6:00 p.m.
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse in downtown Topeka is reflected off the windows of a nearby building. Legislative committee advances 3.4 percent across-the-board budget cut
9:47 a.m., January 26, 2009 Updated 5:40 p.m.
Republicans on Monday pushed through committee a 3.4 percent across-the-board cut to the state budget that Democrats said would hurt schools and services for vulnerable Kansans, and force local tax increases.

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Ice accumulates on hard surfaces as winter weather moves through
1 to 3 inches of snow expected across region
12:00 p.m., January 26, 2009 Updated 08:38 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory starting at 3 this afternoon.
ACC could land three No. 1 seeds
Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina all in contention to make conference history in NCAA’s
January 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
It’s never happened, and the odds are still against it, but the ACC enters the final week of January with a legitimate chance to land three regional No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Moving the arc
Three-pointers down nationwide
January 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
The three-point arc has been moved back a foot this year, and so far three-pointers are down, but just barely.