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The day in photos, Jan. 29, 2009
Polls
Would you be willing to pay higher postal rates in order to continue receiving mail six days a week?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
86%
Yes.
 
13%
Total 791
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins pulls up for a jumper over Nebraska guard Steve Harley during the first half Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln. FINAL: Collins’ late steal helps KU escape with 68-62 victory
5:37 p.m., January 28, 2009 Updated 10:11 p.m.
Collins had a steal and four free throws in the final 29 seconds to help preserve KU’s victory.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence's main Post Office at 645 Vermont. Post Office asks Congress to stop requiring six-day delivery
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence's main Post Office at 645 Vermont. Mail just 5 days a week?
January 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow keeps the mailman away. But how about Tuesdays? Massive deficits could force the post office to cut one day of mail delivery a week, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Postmaster General John E. Potter asked Congress to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
10:00 a.m.
Senate minority leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, upper left, addresses the Kansas Senate on Wednesday, in opposition to a proposed $300 million budget cut plan crafted by Senate Republican leaders. Seated on the floor near Hensley are six of the other nine Senate Democrats. Front row, at right, is Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City. Middle row, from left: David Haley, Kansas City; Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita; and Marci Francisco, Lawrence. Back row, from left: Hensley; Laura Kelly, Topeka; and Tom Holland, Baldwin City. Senate advances compromise budget cut
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a compromise budget measure that makes smaller cuts in education and social services than what Republican leaders had wanted. The 25-15 vote would reduce public school funding by approximately three-quarters of one percent, human services by 1.5 percent and higher education and the rest of state government by about 4.5 percent.
6:00 p.m.
David Tucker walks along the along the Kansas River, trying to ID people who might be living out in the cold. A study released Wednesday said the homeless population of Kansas was shrinking. Homeless population difficult to count
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence resident Peter Steimle spent his Wednesday morning performing a highly unusual task. As part of the nationwide Point-in-time Homeless Count, Steimly’s job was to walk through downtown Lawrence trying to find and interview homeless people.

All stories

Bren Koontz: High School Scholar Athlete of the Month
January 29, 2009
On the court, Bren Koontz has the game to play at the college level. But her dream of attending med school means that basketball comes second.
Tonganoxie debaters win championship
January 29, 2009
Some Tonganoxie High School students aren’t ones to argue with. This past Saturday at a debate competition in Topeka, the debate team’s long-lived success continued.
Emergency helicopter called to one-vehicle accident west of Lawrence
07:38 p.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 09:21 p.m.
Accident on County Road 1023 north of Highway 40, east of Big Springs.
Local elementary students know a thing or two about Kansas
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A5
Quail Run School kindergartners know a thing or two about the state they call home.
Pine’s garden center, Local Burger to receive business honors
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B15
Two Lawrence businesses are among 16 in the state receiving special recognition from the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
What’s your reaction to the removal of Ill. Gov. Blagojevich
Ill. Legislature also bans him from ever hold public office in state again
04:55 p.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 05:30 p.m.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office.
Moran makes senate candidacy official
January 29, 2009
Rep. Jerry Moran has made his candidacy for the U.S. Senate official.
State health official to chat about peanuts’ role in salmonella outbreak
January 29, 2009
Peanut products in 43 states — including Kansas and Missouri — have been linked to 501 cases of salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
House Democrats offer up no-cost legislation
January 29, 2009
Saying the session should be about more than budget cuts, House Democrats on Thursday unveiled a list of proposals that they said would cost nothing — but help Kansans.
Sunflower Broadband official to chat about digitial transition
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Rod Kutemeier, Sunflower Broadband’s general manager, will chat with readers about the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting at 1:30 p.m. Friday on LJWorld.com.
Bill would require insurance to cover evaluation, treatment for autism
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A5
Heather Nichols of Lawrence said she considers herself lucky.
Federal labor report paints bleak picture of Douglas County jobs
Employment situation expected to worsen before it improves
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
When you look at the monthly reports on unemployment rates across the state, Lawrence ends up looking like a pretty good place to ride out this economic storm.
KU Libraries plans book sale next week
January 29, 2009
The Kansas University Libraries will host a book sale next week on Watson Library’s third floor.
Haskell student says she was ‘graduated’ against her will
January 29, 2009
Brenda Councillor admits she was a rabble-rouser on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University. But it still came as a shock when she discovered over the holidays that she had had been graduated — and kicked out of her dorm room — against her will.
Kansans celebrate the state’s birthday in style
January 29, 2009
Happy birthday, Kansas! The state turned 148 years old today, and Kansans celebrated in style.
Bill would include sexual orientation and gender identity in state anti-discrimination laws
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
A legislative committee Thursday approved introduction of a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity in state anti-discrimination laws.
Police arrest two suspects in Burger King drive-thru robbery
11:11 a.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m. in print edition on A4
Officers have arrested two men suspected in the robbery of four Kansas University students at a Lawrence Burger King.
Smaller cuts approved in Senate plan expected to gain approval from Kansas House
10:18 a.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 04:06 p.m.
A committee in the Kansas House is reviewing a proposal from the Senate for closing the state’s budget deficit.
Dealership signs up for Assurance Program
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Laird Noller Hyundai, of Lawrence, has joined with Hyundai Motor America to launch the “Hyundai Assurance Program,” effective immediately, for consumers financing or leasing any new Hyundai vehicle.The program will allow consumers to return their vehicles if in the next year, they lose their income.
U.N.: Staff came under fire in ‘safe zone’
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Dozens of U.N. workers and their relatives spent a terrifying night huddling in hastily built bunkers as artillery fire pounded a civilian “safe zone” in Sri Lanka’s war-wracked north, according to an internal U.N. memo.The memo, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, said the artillery shells killed nine civilians in a nearby bunker and were apparently fired by government forces.
Small Business Center to host sales seminar
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Kansas University-Kansas Small Business Development Center staff will present a seminar on sales techniques for increasing retail revenues from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 734 Vt. The cost is $25.Topics include learning basic steps and critical details of successful sales, how to effectively gather customer data and strategically connect customers’ buying habits and preferences with sales and marketing.
Opportunism could undermine ‘stimulus’
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Summoned to remove a fish bone agonizingly stuck in a rich man’s throat, British surgeon Joseph Lister did so. When the grateful patient asked the charge for this service, Lister replied: “Suppose we settle for half of what you would be willing to give me if the bone were still lodged in your throat.” The point — that the price one will pay depends on the urgency of the purchase — is pertinent to the president’s “stimulus” proposal.
Free State bowlers sweep Piper tourney
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s bowlers swept the K.C. Piper triangular Wednesday. The Firebirds’ boys totaled 2,391 pins to Piper’s 2,157 and K.C. Christian’s 1,922, and the FSHS girls totaled 1,741 pins to K.C. Christian’s 1,398 and Piper’s 1,312.
Office with the comforts of home
January 29, 2009 in print edition on C2
More and more Americans are working from home, whether that means plopping a laptop on the dining room table or having a room dedicated as an office.
Horoscopes
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, you have the unique opportunity to walk through a new door. If you would prefer to approach life in a more positive way, you’ll get your chance. If you are single, you enter a new phase in your dating life. If you are attached, planning a common goal could make a big difference and keep the two of you more actively involved.
‘Trials’ presents surprising portrait
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
“The Trials of Ted Haggard” (7 p.m., HBO) will surprise you. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi has a way of asking viewers to look at her subjects in a different light. Her intimate 2002 documentary “Journeys with George” offered an irreverent look at the 2000 campaign of then Gov. George W. Bush. Pelosi has gone on to make “Friends of God,” a film about religion and politics, and she is preparing a documentary about contemporary conservatives.
Candidates file for area offices
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A5
Several candidates have filed to run in municipal and school board races on April 7 in area cities and districts outside Douglas County. Here’s a list of candidates.
Someone must spend
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Tony Baker’s letter of Jan. 25 advocates a five-month tax holiday in lieu of the proposed $850 billion stimulus package currently before Congress. While it is certainly tempting to pocket $3,000 or $4,000 instead of sending it to the government, it is no more likely to shorten the current recession than the $160,000 billion tax rebates of last year worked to prevent it.
Pump patrol
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.79 at several locations.
Voters invited to candidate forum
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Voters will have an opportunity next week to meet candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board. The Voter Education Coalition — a nonpartisan group that promotes voter participation — will be host to its first event of the year from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the commons area at Free State High School.
Jackson Hewitt selects district manager
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Debbie Lemke joins Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in northeast Kansas as a district manager, overseeing offices in Lawrence and Topeka. She brings 18 years of experience in the tax and accounting industry, most recently as a general manager for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in Green Bay, Wis.
Gore urges action on economy, warming
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Former Vice President Al Gore presented lawmakers on Wednesday with a new inconvenient truth: Action on global warming cannot wait until the economy recovers. In three hours of testimony that at times looked like a sequel to the Oscar-winning documentary based on his book “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore pressed Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan as a first step to bringing greenhouse gases under control.
Bert Nash CEO named to foundation board
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
David Johnson, CEO of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Tower Mental Health Foundation by Kansas Attorney General Steve Six. The foundation recently received a $75,000 donation to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center for Crisis Intervention Team training.
‘Can’t afford not to’
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: As we all navigate through difficult economic times, we all have hard decisions to make. I know I do. As I rework my household budget, some expenses go in the “can’t afford to” column while others go in the “can’t afford NOT to” column.
Bowden signs extension
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Bobby Bowden signed a one-year contract Wednesday to coach a 34th season at Florida State, prolonging his duel with Penn State’s Joe Paterno to see who will retire as college football’s all-time leader in wins.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 29, 1909: “The next few weeks may see a startling shakeup in business circles in Lawrence. It is understood that Albert Emmanuel and William Sullivan, new electric line promoters seeking a franchise here, are trying to purchase the Lawrence Electric Light plant.
Recession mutes Super Bowl plans
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
There were mountains of jumbo shrimp, and caviar everywhere. Five-star hotels were packed, and getting a dinner reservation for Saturday night was impossible. Finding a ticket for Sunday was even harder. In years past, the Super Bowl was so much more than a game. It was an outright orgy of football, glitz and gluttony, a celebration of excess.
Graphic designer lauded
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
More than 90 awards for outstanding design work by professionals and students were presented Saturday at the annual gala of the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists. BiKlops Design, Lawrence, won for promotional advertising designed for musical artist M.I.A.’s appearance at Liberty Hall, receiving one of three special recognition juror’s choice awards.
Allen Press and staff make contributions
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Allen Press facility of 325 employees in Lawrence raised more than $12,500 for five local charities in 2008. Through paycheck deductions and other fundraising activities, employees made donations to Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels and the United Way.
Longtime community leader is mourned
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
He devoted his life to giving back to the community he lived in. Al Hack Jr. died this week at the age of 85 after losing a battle with Parkinson’s disease, but he left his mark on Lawrence with more than a half-century of community service.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Crops produced by Kansas farmers the past year were worth $2.8 billion, a 14 percent decline from 1982. The summer drought had a devastating effect. The state was still trying to iron out the computer kinks that had caused many problems with payrolls for Kansas University faculty and staff members. The price tag for the mixups had been startling to legislators.
Israel’s chief rabbinate severs Vatican ties
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Israel’s chief rabbinate severed ties with the Vatican on Wednesday to protest a papal decision to reinstate a bishop who publicly denied 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. The Jewish state’s highest religious authority sent a letter to the Holy See expressing “sorrow and pain” at the papal decision. “It will be very difficult for the chief rabbinate of Israel to continue its dialogue with the Vatican as before,” the letter said.
Fed ready to help boost economy
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it stands ready to use new unconventional tools, or expand existing ones, to spur lending and consumer spending that could help lift the economy out of a painful recession.
Starbucks job cuts to affect Kansas stores
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Starbucks Corp. said nearly 7,000 employees may lose their jobs because of a new round of store closures and cost cuts as it reported Wednesday that its profit dropped 69 percent in its fiscal first quarter. The company plans to close 300 underperforming stores around the world by the end of the fiscal year in addition to the 600 it already planned to close in the United States. The company has already closed 384 of those stores.
In family tragedy, forgery led to firings
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The man believed to be responsible for killing his wife, five children and himself in Wilmington had been fired from his hospital job along with his wife for allegedly forging a supervisor’s signature on a child-care application, according to Kaiser Permanente officials.
Stimulus bill passes House
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A10
Bipartisan it wasn’t. In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night, filled with new spending and tax cuts at the core of the young administration’s revival plan for the desperately ailing economy.
Blagojevich’s toll on Illinois is no joke
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Something very strange — and disturbing — has happened with Rod Blagojevich. Even as the legal wheels are turning in Springfield that will remove him from the Illinois governorship, he has become a media star, warmly and affectionately treated by people who ought to know better.
County commissioners suggest housing buffer for western growth
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B10
Two Douglas County commissioners want planners to come up with more middle ground in the design of a long-term growth plan west of Lawrence. “I think the issue became one of planning principles,” Commissioner Charles Jones said.
Boeing announces loss, 10,000 job cuts
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Facing weaker air traffic and pressure on military budgets, Boeing Co. announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs after reporting a surprise fourth-quarter loss Wednesday. The Chicago-based company, which makes passenger, freight and military jets, became the latest blue chip company to mirror a slowdown in the world economy, as air travel wanes, airlines cut costs, and the government shifts focus to construction spending.
Jayhawks senior swimmer honored
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University swimmer Maria Mayrovich was named the Big 12 Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. Mayrovich, a native of Novorossiysk, Russia, set a Robinson Natatorium record in the 100 freestyle in a double-dual against South Dakota and Northern Iowa.
Huskers lament loss
Henry bemoans errant late pass
12:00 a.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 08:52 a.m. in print edition on B4
With his team down three with 16 seconds remaining, Sek Henry said he was just trying to play it safe. The inbounds play called for the pass to go to Ade Dagunduro under the basket. “But the way the guy was defending me, when I was trying to pass the ball to him, I didn’t think it was open,” Henry said after Nebraska’s 68-62 loss to Kansas University on Wednesday. “Cookie (Miller) was my last option.”
Longtime friends’ works featured together at new Baker university exhibit
January 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Three longtime artists whose works have spanned more than a half-century each will be featured in an exhibit starting Sunday at Baker University. Tom Russell, Baldwin City; Will Niewald, Kansas City, Mo.; and Bob Sudlow, Lawrence, will have paintings included in “60 Years! Three Dedicated Artists, Teachers and Friends.” There will be an opening reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holt-Russell Gallery in Baldwin City.
Kansas notebook
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas’ Cole Aldrich took a shot to his nose and had his left nostril plugged with cotton after the game. “I don’t know what it is. I’ll get it checked out tomorrow. It’s not anything that’s bothering me too much,” he said of his swollen nose. He refused to speculate on whether it was broken. “It’s a little runny. That’s all it is.”
Mail just 5 days a week?
Postal Service may be forced to cut one day of delivery
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow keeps the mailman away. But how about Tuesdays? Massive deficits could force the post office to cut one day of mail delivery a week, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Postmaster General John E. Potter asked Congress to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
Move over, Lombardi: Obama big Super Bowl perk
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Super Bowl participants say they’re motivated to be the first team to visit President Obama’s White House.
China detains 81 in Tibet crackdown
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
China is launching a security sweep in Tibet ahead of one of the region’s most sensitive anniversaries in years, with state media saying at least 81 people have been detained. Tibet independence advocates said Wednesday the anti-crime crackdown in the Himalayan region appeared aimed at intimidating Tibetans ahead of the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising that saw the Dalai Lama flee into exile.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Emmett Larson, 53-year-old CFCA maintenance clerk, was the first to file for the coming City Commission race. So far there had been a surprising lack of activity for the coming primary and general elections.
K-State defense stifles Missouri
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Jacob Pullen had 23 points, Jamar Samuels added 18, and Kansas State used a swarming defense to beat Missouri. Coming off its first conference victory Saturday, Kansas State (13-7, 2-4) came out with a swagger, getting the crowd into it early and never letting up.
Union membership rises for 2nd year
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Union membership jumped to 12.4 percent of the nation’s work force last year, amid widespread job losses and credit woes. The ranks of organized labor rose by 428,000 workers in 2008, the biggest annual gain since the government began compiling such data in 1983, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.
Billions more needed for financial rescue
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Obama administration is developing proposals to help rescue the banking system that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars beyond the $700 billion bailout Congress already has approved. Details are still being worked out. But the administration is looking to spend hundreds of billions more to address the foreclosure crisis, help banks get out from under weighty bad assets and expand liquidity programs.
Donating a kidney is not bad for your health, research shows
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A10
People who donate a kidney live just as long and are just as healthy as those with two kidneys, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers that is the largest ever done on the long-term health consequences of donation.
On the record
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Bonner Springs man was booked into Douglas County Jail at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday on four counts of aggravated robbery. Lawrence Police Department detectives arrested him in the 800 block of South 131st Street in Bonner Springs. He is being held on $75,000 bond.
History repeated?
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Perfunctory caveats aside, the adulatory message of the Jan. 25 Journal-World front page story, “The New Deal revisited,” by Christine Metz creates the impression that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal brought the country out of the Great Depression.
Resident joins financial services office
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Ann Nuffer recently joined a Lawrence office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator. The branch office administrator is responsible for the daily operation of the branch, in addition to providing client service and marketing support, said Dru Hull, local financial adviser for the firm.
Girls’ courage pushes change
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
A story for women and girls. Shamsia was walking with her sister when a man on a motorcycle pulled abreast of them. “Are you going to school?” he asked. She was. And this was, by definition, an incendiary act in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where the Taliban is making a comeback and posters on walls warn, “Don’t Let Your Daughters Go to School.”
Inmate stroll stopped by pole
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
It was no Great Escape. Two New Zealand prisoners who were handcuffed together as they fled a courthouse foiled their own getaway when they ran to opposite sides of a light pole, slammed into each other and fell to the ground. Jailers nabbed them as they struggled to their feet.
Store to donate sales to Humane Society
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B9
Blue Heron Home Furnishings, 921 Mass., will donate 3 percent of sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 to the Lawrence Humane Society. Cats and dogs ready for adoption will be at the event. Donations made to the Lawrence Humane Society help to feed, immunize and shelter more than 7,000 animals each year.
Death of man who froze inside house sparks anger
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A10
When neighbors went inside Marvin Schur’s house, the windows were frosted over, icicles hung from a faucet, and the 93-year-old World War II veteran lay dead on the bedroom floor in a winter jacket over four layers of clothing.
Train track danger
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Again, yes, AGAIN, the Journal-World shows its incredible ignorance of safety and legal issues around railroad tracks. A photo of a young person in red shoes sitting on railroad tracks appears on page 1C in Tuesday’s edition. Not only is such an action dirty (those tracks are covered with grease and oil) but dangerous and illegal.
More than 1M wait in darkness for power to be restored
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Well over a million people shivered in ice-bound homes across the country Wednesday, waiting for warmer weather and for utility crews to restring power lines brought down by a storm that killed 23 as it took a snowy, icy journey from the Southern Plains to the East Coast.
KU scraps past NU
Little, Jayhawks dispute ‘soft’ tag
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Mario Little, who grew up on the mean streets of Chicago, doesn’t appreciate being called one particularly nasty four-letter word. “Everybody has their own opinion of us that we’re soft,’’ Little, Kansas University’s junior forward, said after the Jayhawks out-slugged Nebraska, 68-62, on Wednesday night in Devaney Center.
Morningstar, Reed help save day
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Supposedly, size matters in basketball. OK, so why did Cole Aldrich and Markieff and Marcus Morris, all taller than Nebraska’s tallest player, enter the locker room at the half with a combined two points and zero rebounds?
Budget battle
Sooner or later, state legislators and the governor are going to have to seek some common ground on tough budget decisions.
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Now that the obligatory battle lines have been drawn, perhaps the governor and state legislators can get down to the nuts and bolts process of crafting a state budget. It’s not like this isn’t how it’s always been done, but sometimes you have to wonder how much time and effort state lawmakers might save if they could start talking to one another at the beginning of the budget process instead of at the end.
Change eases sales of ethanol, biodiesel
January 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
A few months ago, Wednesday’s announcement by the Kansas Department of Agriculture would have been big news to motorists across the state. The state announced it is making significant changes to its regulations that will make it easier for Kansas gasoline stations to sell multiple types of ethanol and biodiesel fuels.
Player’s death tragic, not criminal
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
No matter what the verdict is, this will be extremely difficult.
People in the news
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
• Author, columnist James Brady dies• Keyboardist for Lynyrd Skynyrd dies at home• Author McCarthy’s childhood home burns• And the ballots go to … 5,810 Oscar voters• Domino magazine to cease publishing
Water trees, shrubs now to prevent winter desiccation
January 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Unless all of the plants in your yard are drought-resistant, they need water.
Beyond the surface: Couple renovate sandstone home in central Lawrence
January 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Ann and James Cooper weren’t looking to move.