Archive for Friday, January 30, 2009

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The day in photos, Jan. 30, 2009 Free State girls vs. Topeka West Lawrence High School boys vs. Hogan Prep
Was ESPN's Doug Gottlieb out of line when he said Cookie Miller was "acting like a punk" against KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 1499
Where have you gotten most of the books you read over the past year?

Poll results

Response Percent
I buy them new.
I buy them used.
I get them from the library.
I don’t read books.
I borrow from a friend or relative.
I get them as gifts.
Total 856

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
KU campus Liberal arts dean addresses budget cuts
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, budget savings will be made by cutting faculty and graduate teaching assistant positions and trimming travel and some programs. Dean Joseph Steinmetz and other college faculty members spoke and answered questions from students for about an hour on Thursday afternoon.
10:00 a.m.
Kali Vukas, animal welfare specialist at the Lawrence Humane Society, grooms a young female Pekingese shih tzu that was recently brought in with dozens of other dogs that the state had confiscated from breeders. State seizes dozens of dogs
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It’s been a busy week for employees at the Lawrence Humane Society after the Kansas Animal Health Department seized dozens of dogs from two breeders. “They were in pretty terrible shape,” Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Midge Grinstead said Thursday. “They smelled like a sewer. They’d been outside in the weather. They just looked really bad.”
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Sunflower Broadband general manager to talk about the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting
January 30, 2009
House Republicans this week defeated a bill to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 — leaving an estimated 6.5 million U.S. households unprepared for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 switchover. Rod Kutemeier, Sunflower Broadband's general manager, will chat with readers about the transition at 1:30 p.m. Friday on
2:40 p.m.
Shawn Faulkner, a military history professor at Fort Leavenworth, holds a rifle during a presentation at Kansas University’s Military Science building. Faulkner offered historical tidbits about weapons to about 100 KU ROTC cadets, instructors and others on Thursday. Weapons expert takes aim at history
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When Gen. George Custer and his men were wiped out in the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn, they were more than just outnumbered by the American Indians they faced. Many of the Indians had obtained Henry repeating rifles, which had a faster firing rate than the single shot Springfield rifles used by Custer’s 7th Cavalry.
6:00 p.m.
Ed Asner performs the role of anti-evolution statesman William Jennings Bryan in "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial." Actor’s evolution: Kansas native Ed Asner returns home for unique, polarizing play
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 1C
At 79, Ed Asner is having no trouble finding work. The seven-time Emmy winner is still best known for his portrayal of Lou Grant, both on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its equally revered spinoff “Lou Grant.” But lately he seems to be turning up most everywhere a wise and/or gruff role is to be had.

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House advances deficit reduction bill; would hit public schools harder than Senate plan
Democrats not pleased with proposal, which would reduce cuts on higher ed
10:10 a.m., January 30, 2009 Updated 05:18 p.m.
The chairman of a Kansas House committee floats a new plan for closing a state budget deficit.
Lions escape another close call
Green’s clutch three-pointer lifts Lawrence High
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
Another game, another nail-biter for Lawrence High’s boys basketball team.