Archive for Monday, March 9, 2009

Also from March 9

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, March 9, 2009 Jana Mackey Day
Podcasts
Polls
Do you support President Barack Obama's decision to lift restrictions on funding for human embryonic stem cell research?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
71%
No
 
25%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 977
Which team do you think would be the toughest matchup for KU in the Big 12 Tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
Oklahoma
 
80%
Missouri
 
8%
Kansas State
 
6%
Texas
 
4%
Other
 
2%
Total 50
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Farhang Khosh and his brother Mehdi Khosh both fled Iran several years ago to escape persecution because they are followers of the Bahai religion. Bahais try to help others escape persecution in Iran
March 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It’s been nearly a year since seven leaders of the Bahai faith in Iran were arrested and accused of spying for Israel. Now, Bahai followers in the United States — including a group in Lawrence — are asking for help. They want the U.S. and other nations to condemn the detention and send a message to the Iranian government.
10:00 a.m.
Curt Brungardt, father of slain Kansas University student Jana Mackey, passes by a portrait of his daughter in the United Way building on Sunday during the first observance of Jana Mackey Day. Volunteers completed a number of tasks related to Eleven Hundred Torches, a domestic violence prevention project established by Mackey’s parents in her memory. Slain student’s mission shines on in volunteer service to community
March 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
After 25-year-old Kansas University law student Jana Mackey was found slain in her ex-boyfriend’s home last July, her parents wanted to make sure her legacy of volunteering and advocacy lived on. They received some help from the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who declared March 8 Jana Mackey Day in the state. It is no coincidence that it falls on the same day as International Women’s Day.
2:00 p.m.
First- through third-graders practice opening their mouth wide to sing during a rehearsal with Cadenza, a group affiliated with the Lawrence Children’s Choir directed by Janeal Krehbiel. Nurturing talent: Prodigies or not, kids thrive on arts
March 9, 2009
The piano keys come to life. The crescendo builds as the chorus of “Red River Valley” echoes through the rehearsal room. If you close your eyes, you’d never guess the sound was coming from the mouths of child in first, second and third grades.
6:00 p.m.
The vertical wind turbine on the roof of the Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels Station at Ninth and Iowa is part of the station's ongoing green initiatives. Wind turbine spinning atop Lawrence fuel station
March 9, 2009 in print edition on 7B
The goofy-looking white thing spinning on the roof of the Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels station at Ninth and Iowa isn’t just a fancy-looking top.

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