Archive for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Also from March 4

On the street
Photo galleries
KU women vs. Baylor KU at Texas Tech Solar-paneled ambulances The day in photos, March 4, 2009
Who played best in the first half for KU against Texas Tech?

Poll results

Response Percent
Travis Releford
Marcus Morris
Tyrel Reed
Sherron Collins
Total 70
Who will win the Oklahoma-Missouri matchup tonight?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 52
Are you a fan of Daylight Saving Time, when we move the clocks ahead?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 857
Should the city of Lawrence rename a portion of Missouri Street near Memorial Stadium to honor former Kansas University football coach and Missouri-hater Don Fambrough?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 404

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
President Barack Obama and guests gather for a Super Bowl party at the White House. “You need to be there all the time,” photographer Pete Souza says of his White House position, which he also held for five years during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Top photo ops: K-State grad settling in as White House photographer
March 3, 2009
No time to check lighting. Forget about fiddling with the lens, lining up the composition.
6:00 a.m.
City to pay at least $1M for needed dam repair
March 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners are willing to spend at least $1 million to make emergency repairs to the aging Bowersock Dam, but they were told Tuesday the 135-year-old dam could easily need $8 million or more worth of work. The $1 million is already in the city’s budget, but commissioners did not come up with a plan for how to pay for millions of additional dollars worth of work. They did agree, though, that they’re going to have to start figuring.
10:00 a.m.
Lance Johnson Helping city from the bottom up is candidate’s aim
March 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Dennis Constance remembers a lot about Lawrence in the 41 years since he first came to the city as a Kansas University student. He remembers that he was out of town the night the Kansas Union burned in the 1970s, and how he had to prove to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper that he actually lived in the city before he could return home. He remembers the political “chaos” of the mid-1980s when he served on the Lawrence City Commission as developers sought to build a mall in Downtown Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Lance Johnson Candidate brings perspective on job creation
March 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lance Johnson remembers the celebrations growing up in Hays. There, where the wind blows strong and the water runs weak, you didn’t have to win a national championship to get the locals excited. In Hays, the community scorecard was a bit broader than in Lawrence. “When a community like Hays got something new, it was a big deal,” Johnson said. “When we got an Applebee’s, it was a big deal. It was something we celebrated.”
2:00 p.m.
Dr. Steve Myrick, left, looks over some new visual screens as registered nurse Liz Mowery maneuvers a camera for Dr. Dale Denning in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s new surgery center, which officially opens March 16.
LMH to open new surgery center
March 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Nurses are eager to begin working in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s new $14 million surgery department, which officially opens March 16. As they put it, they won’t be “bumping butts” anymore. The department is twice the size of the old, 14,000-square-foot area where carts and equipment line the narrow, eggshell-colored halls because there is no storage space.
8:30 p.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks warm up with coach Danny Manning before taking on Texas Tech on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. FINAL: Voskuil’s 35 points lead Texas Tech to 84-65 upset
6:57 p.m., March 4, 2009 Updated 2:19 a.m.
The Red Raiders guard made nine of his 14 threes to lead his team to a 19-point victory over No. 9 KU.

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NFL roundup
March 4, 2009 in print edition on B2
A look at today’s NFL action