Archive for Monday, March 23, 2009

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Spring 2009 Reader Weather Photos Kansas tennis vs. Missouri Kansas baseball vs. Texas The day in photos, March 23, 2009 Tooth fairy tales: How kids get excited about a time-honored tradition
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Polls
Are you disappointed that the Lawrence City Commission decided against considering a proposal to rename a portion of Missouri Street after former KU football coach Don Fambrough?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
67%
Yes
 
32%
Total 1291
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich screams in jubilation after getting a bucket and a foul Dayton during the first half Sunday March 22, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. At right is Kansas forward Mario Little, Dayton center Kurt Huelsman and Dayton forward Chris Wright. FINAL: Aldrich gets first “official” triple-double in school history, helps KU to 60-43 victory
12:05 p.m., March 22, 2009 Updated 5:33 p.m.
The KU center had 13 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks as the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16, where they will play Michigan State.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins charges up the court, followed by Dayton guard London Warren during the first half Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Collins provides plenty to love
March 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
For some fans of Kansas University, watching Sherron Collins play basketball can amount to a hate-love relationship with their television sets. When he makes his defender look like a klutz and finishes with a bucket at the hoop, you scream “Wow!” at your TV. Then you scream “Bad shot!” Then “Wow!” Then, “Bad turnover!” Then, “Wow!” Then, “Bad shot!” Then, “Wow!”
10:00 a.m.
The former Farmland Industries site on the east edge of Lawrence has been vacant for several years. The city must decide whether to pursue ownership of the property or turn it over to private development interests. Candidates discuss former Farmland site’s prospects
March 23, 2009 in print edition on 5A
When voters go to the polls next month to select three new city commissioners, they may be doing more than pulling the lever for their favorite candidates. They also may be pushing a big reset button on the long-simmering issue of whether the city should buy the vacant Farmland Industries fertilizer plant and convert it into a business park.
2:00 p.m.
Randy Schimmel, manager of Mobile Village mobile home park, 110 Mich., says the park’s storm shelter may not be much to look at inside but it’s a safe place for people to be in a storm. The underground structure, in the 100 block of Maine Street, used to be part of an old brewery and offers shelter from storms for residents of the mobile home community. Preparing shelter plan before a storm most important key to safety
March 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Thousands of area residents live without ready access to a basement, but that doesn’t mean they need to exist in fear as severe weather season approaches. Jillian Blair, assistant director of Douglas County Emergency Management, notes that the best protection from nature’s wrath comes before Mother Nature can whip up a storm.
6:00 p.m.
A large branch of a flowering Bradford Pear tree near the Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot was split off the tree during Monday's winds. Hobbs Park siren is not working
March 23, 2009
Douglas County Emergency Management officials said Monday afternoon that construction at Hobbs Park has a storm warning siren at 11th and Delaware out of service, so they are advising residents in the area to have an alternate method of receiving a tornado warning.

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