Archive for Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Also from March 25

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KU releases drawings of proposed Olympic Sports Village The day in photos, March 25, 2009
Do you support an Idaho high school teacher's idea of selling advertising for a local pizzeria on her tests and class handouts to raise money to buy classroom supplies?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 853
Do you support a bill in the Kansas Legislature to require random drug testing of those receiving public assistance?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 1211

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Development of additional wetlands at the southern edge of Lawrence is visible in this aerial photo, which looks west down North 1250 Road toward Iowa Street, which runs from left to right near the top of the photo. The bridge that marks the eastern end of the South Lawrence Trafficway is in the upper left corner; the large building with the dark roof in the upper right is Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa. Cutting across the center of the photo from left to right is the extension of Louisiana Street. Above that is an area of new wetlands, to be planted this spring and summer. At the bottom: the existing Baker Wetlands, including an original, never-before-plowed area at the bottom left. New wetlands taking shape
March 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Ziploc bags are all lined up, each filled with seeds designated for swales being carved into former corn and soybean fields north of the Wakarusa River. By this summer, the 57 water-filled depressions will receive their plantings — floatings, really — for germination into a new 142-acre expanse of wetlands. A boardwalk also will be installed, a trail system created, a parking lot established and a picnic pavilion erected. Of course, the actual impetus for all this wetlands work — construction of the remaining stretch of the South Lawrence Trafficway — remains mired in legal limbo.
10:00 a.m.
Law enforcement personnel from the area are in Lawrence for a two-day conference put on by the International Association for Identification at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott at 1 Riverfront Plaza. Vendors including Jerry Kramper of Forensics Source were on hand to show off some of the latest technology on Tuesday. Lawrence hotel plays host to crime scene investigators from across Kansas
March 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Dozens of law enforcement officers are investigating a crime scene at a Lawrence hotel, as part of a two-day crime conference.
6:00 p.m.
Pair tortilla chips with a delicious, made-from-scratch guacamole dip, which is cheaper (and often healthier) than the premade dips sold in stores. Healthy madness: Sweet 16 snacking needn’t be expensive
March 25, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Last year about this time, Kansas University fans were dancing in the streets celebrating a men’s basketball national championship. The parties were endless, the games exciting, and the economy had yet to foul out and hurt the home team.

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Team values
Putting a dollar value on the nation’s college basketball teams draws attention to the unseemly amount of money being dedicated to athletics at U.S. universities.
March 25, 2009 in print edition on A8
Especially when the Kansas Jayhawks still are advancing through the NCAA basketball tournament, it’s hard to measure how much the team is worth to its fans and to Kansas University. Last year’s national championship and this year’s surprisingly competitive team create many good feelings for the university.
Salmon recipe easy, elegant
March 25, 2009 in print edition on C1
This may be the easiest salmon you will ever make.