Archive for Thursday, October 22, 2009

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2009 Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day The day in photos, October 22, 2009 2009 Big 12 Women's Basketball Media Day
Who will win Friday's football matchup between Free State and Lawrence high schools?

Poll results

Response Percent
Free State High School
Lawrence High School
Not sure
Total 504

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Harry Cook, North Lawrence, weighs popcorn that he’ll sell from his massive stockpile of growing kernels over the years. Pop secret: Growers, connoisseurs share favorite recipes for homemade popcorn
October 21, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Harry Cook never planned on being the “Popcorn Man” to Lawrence’s kernel lovers.
6:00 a.m.
Rex Fleming, project engineer for the Kansas Turnpike, stands on a new Kansas River bridge that is expected to welcome traffic today. He said traffic heading west would move onto the bridge when there’s a break in the weather. Thousands of vehicles to roll across new bridge today
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
After spending nearly $60 million, working for more than 16 months and — under light rain Wednesday afternoon — watching the final squeeze of sealant into holes securing one last expansion joint, Rex Fleming is ready to steer 15,000 vehicles onto the Kansas Turnpike’s newest bridge.
10:00 a.m.
John Olsen, warehouse manager at Just Food, prepares grocery bags of food items Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. Just Food is a new centralized food pantry at 1200 E. 11th St. Partnership aims to simplify food pantries in county
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Leaders in Lawrence’s social service community hope they’ve streamlined Douglas County’s food pantries.
2:00 p.m.
Rose Naramore-Winfrey explores exhibits at the Murphy-Bromelsick House. Third-graders from New York School toured the historic house at 10th and Delaware streets during a field trip Wednesday. Organizers are hoping to accommodate more student field trips at the site. Murphy-Bromelsick House in east Lawrence now open to students
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
About 30 third-graders from New York School made history on Wednesday. They were the first school group to tour the Murphy-Bromelsick House, a local landmark commemorating the founding of Lawrence and Kansas statehood.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence improv troupe Those People include (from left) Garrett Kelly, Spencer Lott, Amy Virginia Buchanan, Chris McGillivray, Doug Altman and Alex Nichols. Theater of the Absurd: Those People Improv take the art of being funny very seriously
October 22, 2009 in print edition on 1C
There’s always that risk of failure … That’s what makes improv more fun than something scripted, says Alex Nicols of Lawrence’s Those People improv troupe….

All stories

Weather postpones shift of traffic lanes on Kansas Turnpike
Rain slows transfer of traffic traveling west through Lawrence onto structure
October 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas Turnpike officials are ready to steer traffic onto a new Kansas River bridge.
Pump patrol
October 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.47 at several stations.
NFL rebuff of Limbaugh well deserved
October 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
We are gathered here today in sympathy with our brother, Rush Limbaugh.
A few too many
State officials are right to shine the spotlight on allegations of drug trafficking and sexual misconduct by Kansas prison employees.
October 22, 2009 in print edition on A8
Allegations, and at least one conviction, related to Kansas prison staff members trading illegal drugs for sex with female inmates certainly demands the full attention of state officials.