Archive for Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Photo galleries
Parkinson selects lieutenant governor The day in photos, May 14, 2009 Lawrence High baseball vs. Shawnee Mission East
Who drafted the best basketball team in the latest Spodcasters?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jesse (Aldrich, Marcus Morris, Morningstar, Johnson, Releford)
D.J. (Collins, Withey, Robinson, Reed, C.J. Henry)
Kevin (X. Henry, Taylor, Markieff, Little, Teahan)
Total 433
Do you approve of a plan to give Kansas prison inmates limited access to online banking, e-mail and video family visitations? Authorities say the move will improve security and reduce contraband.

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 2070
When you buy a car, do you buy American?

Poll results

Response Percent
Where the manufacturer is based doesn’t matter to me.
No, I won’t buy domestic cars.
Yes, American only.
I don’t buy cars.
Total 699

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sous Chef Pedro Concepcion flips some sweet potato fries at The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s, 623 Vt. They’re seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and sugar. Dempsey’s is one of several restaurants in Lawrence to offer French fries with unique, gourmet seasonings. Serious spuds: Local restaurants step up servings of gourmet fries
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The french fry. From its humble beginnings in Belgium (not France), the fried potato became an American classic with the rise of our fast-food nation, and now it’s become the latest dish to be given a foodie revolution redux.
6:00 a.m.
Langston Hughes first-grader Jaida Hammond hugs her dad, Eric Hammond, a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army, on Wednesday in Leslie Ross’ classroom at the school. Hammond, who has been serving in Iraq, is home for 15 days of leave and surprised his daughter with a visit to her classroom. Soldier’s early return makes kids’ day
May 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It was Daddy Doughnut Day at Langston Hughes School on Wednesday, and Jaida Hammond thought her father wouldn’t be there. He was on his way home for leave from Iraq. Or so she thought.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence's Jim Clark Motors, 2121 W. 29th Terrace, is about to change hands. Manhattan-based Briggs Auto Group is set to buy the franchise. Chrysler asks bankruptcy court to terminate dealer relationship with Jim Clark Motors, 788 other dealerships
11:08 a.m., May 14, 2009 Updated 11:48 a.m.
Jim Clark Motors in Lawrence would lose its status as a dealer of new Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles if a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in New York approves a motion filed Thursday.
6:00 p.m.
Ed and Donna Black are pictured in the backyard of their Lawrence home. Their yard was one of the first in Douglas County to be certified as a “Healthy Yard” by Kansas State University’s new Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities program. Healthy assessment: County program measures condition of your lawn
May 14, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Good lawn and landscape maintenance practices take some of the work out of gardening, but getting your yard in shape and keeping it in shape is an all-year round job. Just ask Ed and Donna Black, whose yard was one of the first in Douglas County to be certified as a “Healthy Yard” by Kansas State University’s new Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities program.

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