Archive for Friday, March 6, 2009

Also from March 6

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On the street
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The day in photos, March 6, 2009 LHS girls vs. FSHS
Do you support the death penalty?

Poll results

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Total 942

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jason and Dorothy Malsbury had refinanced their home to get a better rate. They were at home Friday with their two sons Noah, center, and Zachary, and good friend Kenny Brumley, far right. Family weighs refinancing options
March 5, 2009 in print edition on 6A
Jason and Dorothy Malsbury started thinking about refinancing their Lawrence home a year ago. Their mortgage interest rate was a little over 6 percent and they thought they could get a better deal because of their good credit rating. “We thought we could get a nice, low rate, but that wasn’t the way banks were working at the time,” Dorothy Malsbury said.
6:00 a.m.
Sandy Stenger and granddaughter Gaby Canedo, 6, examine the fur on a polar bear in the panorama room at the KU Natural History Museum in this 2009 file photo. The Natural History Museum, like other museums on campus, has seen an upswing in visitors during the economic recession. KU museums see increased attendance in tough economic times
March 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Attendance is booming at Kansas University museums during the economic recession, and for more than one reason, museum officials said. There are those like Mindy Dick, of Lawrence, who are taking advantage of the affordable educational opportunities the museums offer. The Natural History Museum and Spencer Museum of Art are both free — contribution based — institutions.
10:00 a.m.
Gwen Klingenberg. Bringing neighborhoods’ voices to the front is candidate’s focus
March 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Perhaps it was a crummy Lawrence apartment in 1979 that set the wheels in motion for Gwen Klingenberg to immerse herself in the business of City Hall. “It was so bad that we had to go to a nearby gas station to use the bathroom,” Klingenberg said. “But it was the only thing I could afford.” And back then, Klingenberg was just another 20-something who didn’t know much about how to speak up and draw attention to an issue in Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Willem Anemaat is president of Lawrence-based DAR Corp. He wants to build a new hangar at the Lawrence Municipal Airport so his company can start building prototype aircraft. Lawrence Municipal Airport could become home to aircraft design and manufacturing company
11:35 a.m., March 5, 2009 Updated 6:04 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Lawrence-based DAR Corp. confirmed Thursday that it wants to create a new operation at the airport that would allow the company to start designing and building prototype aircraft.
6:00 p.m.
Billy Spears Band Class in session: Kansas Music Hall of Fame honors latest crop of inductees
March 6, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In the early 1990s, Lee McBee was performing at a Texas press conference for the Benson & Hedges blues series when an unexpected guest joined him onstage.

All stories

Scare tactic?
Using an inflated figure on bankruptcies caused by health care costs seems counter to President Obama’s pledge to be open and honest.
March 6, 2009 in print edition on A8
Talk about shooting straight with the public and being totally transparent, it is difficult to understand President Obama’s recurring theme that the costs of health care in the United States are causing a bankruptcy to be filed every 30 seconds.