Archive for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Also from September 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Rev It Up rods The day in photos, September 23, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
How many times in the past 12 months have you gone to the dentist for routine care?

Poll results

Response Percent
Two times
 
43%
I haven’t been to the dentist in the past year
 
32%
One time
 
14%
Three times
 
5%
Four or more times
 
4%
Total 873
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sara Paretsky will be the guest of honor at a Lawrence Public Library Foundation event on Friday. Return to form: Sara Paretsky brings back famed female detective in latest novel
September 22, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Sara Paretsky has a problem. And it’s becoming V.I. Warshawski’s problem, too.
6:00 a.m.
Using a diagram, Jeannine Wyatt, a recruiter with Express Employment Professionals, compares the troubles of a growing senior population moving through the work force to pushing a watermelon through a garden hose. Wyatt led a seminar called “You Reinvented!” during the third annual Senior Employment Expo at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. The event was to help local seniors realize what jobs may be available to them. Older job seekers explore options
September 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Janet Ikenberry wasn’t surprised a crowd of about 150 senior citizens and retirees flocked to a job fair Tuesday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.
10:00 a.m.
Sunset Hill school student Jack Junge, a fifth-grader, gets ready to take a shot at KU basketball player Mario Little during a gym class exercise Tuesday. Little and teammates Cole Aldrich and Jordan Juenemann spoke to students about healthy eating and exercise as part of the Fun and Fitness with the Jayhawks program. Local elementary students get visit from Jayhawk basketball players
September 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Several members of the Kansas University men’s basketball team — junior center Cole Aldrich, senior guard Mario Little and sophomore guard Jordan Juenemann — dropped in on physical education classes at Sunset Hill School to make sure the students understand that healthy eating and exercise make for a great game plan.
11:41 a.m.
Natalie Redding, Lawrence, joins a rally on health care reform before Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting at City Hall. During the meeting speakers addressed commissioners to ask them to let elected officials know of the importance and need for health care reform. Case for health care reform is pressed at City Hall
September 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The lectern at Lawrence City Hall brimmed with life-and-death stories Tuesday, as a group of demonstrators urged city commissioners to wade into the national health care debate.
2:00 p.m.
Hank Salmans, CEO of Devil Dog Brew in Lawrence, is a retired Marine whose company was built to help support those in the military. Coffee corps: Retired Marine starts Lawrence-based line of brews to support military
September 23, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Hank Salmans has always loved coffee.
6:00 p.m.
St. John students file across a empty lot next to the school in the 1200 block of Kentucky after school on Wednesday. The area is being considered as part of a expansion to the School. St. John’s Catholic Church begins planning for major expansion
September 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A space crunch at St. John the Evangelist has the Catholic church considering a major expansion that would take up much of the 1200 block of Kentucky Street.

All stories

Report says KPERS needs overhaul to remain solvent
KU report says state’s pension system for public employees is ‘bankrupt’
02:28 p.m., September 23, 2009 Updated 07:59 p.m. in print edition on A3
A sour economy has worsened the long-term funding problems of Kansas’ public pension system enough for a recent report to declare it “bankrupt.”
Strong vacuums at budget-friendly prices
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B11
Vacuum makers are supercharging their latest wares.
Favre feeling the pressure
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
Brett Favre has been sacked seven times in two games.
Greinke wins 15th
Ace lowers majors-best ERA to 2.08
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B5
Zack Grenike pitched Kansas City to a 5-1 victory over the Red Sox.
Weak leaders
September 23, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Why are Democrats still campaigning against former President George W. Bush?
Pump patrol
September 23, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pump Patrol for September 23, 2009.
Take five: Firebirds cruise
Free State keeps shutout streak alive with 5-0 victory
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Free State beat Lawrence High, 5-0, in soccer at FSHS.
Swagger to be put to test
Southern Miss and its big receiver to challenge Jayhawks’ secondary
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s secondary expects to be tested by Southern Miss.
NCAA taps interim boss
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
James Isch wants to fulfill Myles Brand’s unfinished goals at the NCAA.
Chiefs sticking with Cassel
Coach says he’d go with Croyle if it would help team win
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B5
Matt Cassel will start Sunday against the Eagles.
FSHS wins triangular
Firebirds flirt with century mark
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
Free State won a gymnastics triangular at FSHS.
Meet our budget-savvy bloggers
September 23, 2009 in print edition on C1
Shop Talk is a new blog at LJWorld.com, featuring Julie Anderson and Jenn Hethcoat.
People in the news
September 23, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for September 23, 2009.
Fear is a potent deterrent
September 23, 2009 in print edition on A11
When I was a kid, there was a bully in our neighborhood.
Condoms, contact lenses shielded from tax
September 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
They were calling it the tax on Q-tips.