Archive for Monday, March 2, 2009

Also from March 2

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On the street
What grade would you give Kathleen Sebelius for her work as Kansas governor?

Poll results

Response Percent
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical personnel run to take a dip Saturday into Clinton Lake for the Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics. Several teams braved the single-digit temperatures and stiff wind to participate in the event at Bloomington Beach on the west side of Clinton Lake. Community members brave chilly plunge for special cause
March 1, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Just another Saturday on the beach at Clinton Lake. Dozens of people prepared to take a quick dip in the water just off Bloomington Beach. A typical Saturday afternoon swim with the temperature steady at 20 degrees, the wind blowing snow throughout the area. You know, firefighters dressed in coconut bras and grass skirts — an average event for late February in Douglas County.
10:00 a.m.
Tonika Jones, left, and Chipmpe Mpondela from Western Illinois University listen to Renee Rodriguez Batman from the University of Nebraska on Friday during the Big 12 Career Fair at the Kansas University Union. Students are facing an extraordinarily tight job market this year. Job hunt a hard lesson for students
March 2, 2009 in print edition on 5A
One didn’t need to look any further than an architecture career fair last week at Kansas University to see how some students are facing this economy. Students crammed into the ballroom on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union, lining up to talk to potential employers, résumés in hand. The news they got wasn’t always pretty.
10:00 a.m.
The Jayhawk student section displays an enlarged and modified version of artist John Steuart Curry's "Tragic Prelude" painting, which features abolitionist John Brown holding a rifle, and in this case the 2008 National Championship trophy. How did KU get this good, this fast?
March 2, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The secret to the remarkable success of the Kansas University basketball program under coach Bill Self isn’t much of a secret at all. The players improve so much during the course of a season that it stands to reason the team would, too.
6:00 p.m.
Ruby gives a tarot reading to Journal-World staff writer Chad Lawhorn. He’s happy to learn he ought to be able to afford a new car in 2009. He doesn’t need one, but he’s glad to know there will be automakers still in business. Wild cards: We turn to a Topeka psychic for advice on the struggling economy
March 2, 2009
So, in one of those cutesy, decorative baskets in my bathroom — yes, I’m married — are about 15 unopened tubes of toothpaste. This seems curious to me. But then I realize the answer: Coupons. My wife has been on a coupon-clipping binge. Thus, I surmise, she has gotten some type of “deal” on toothpaste.

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Something new to try and do: Chimichurri Chicken
March 2, 2009