Archive for Monday, February 8, 2010

Also from February 8

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Texas The day in photos, February 8, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Who played the toughest for KU against Texas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
73%
Cole Aldrich
 
10%
Xavier Henry
 
9%
Markieff Morris
 
5%
Other
 
0%
Total 4402
Who was KU's first-half MVP against UT?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
54%
Brady Morningstar
 
15%
Sherron Collins
 
13%
Markieff Morris
 
13%
Other
 
2%
Total 144
What will KU's record be in its final four road games (Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Missouri)?

Poll results

Response Percent
3-1
 
51%
4-0
 
31%
2-2
 
13%
1-3
 
1%
Undecided
 
1%
0-4
 
0%
Total 151
Paper, plastic or, no thanks, I brought my own tote bag?

Poll results

Response Percent
Reusable tote bags
 
56%
Plastic
 
34%
Paper
 
8%
Total 994
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Isaac Ward, Bishop Seabury Academy eighth-grader, wins first place at the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday. Seabury student bee champ 3rd year in a row
February 6, 2010 in print edition on 1B
With the word “squalor,” Isaac Ward had a clean win for his third and final title as Douglas County Spelling Bee champion.
6:00 a.m.
Several neighbors in the Brook Creek neighborhood are upset about having a salvage yard near their homes. Neighbors Russ Wiggins, left, and Byron Wiley would like to see some changes at the 12th and Haskell Recycling Center. Neighbors complain salvage yard a blight on east-side residential area
February 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The heavy equipment shakes their houses. Trash constantly blows through their front yards, and noise echoes through the nearby salvage yard where seven fires have erupted since June 2004.
10:00 a.m.
The Central Junior High boys’ eighth-grade basketball team boards a bus Wednesday to travel for an away game. Lawrence school officials are looking for ways to further trim the district’s budget, perhaps by eliminating or cutting costs in various after-school music, fine arts and athletics programs, among other possibilities. School-closing talk turns to junior highs
February 8, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Nancy Hamilton says Lawrence school leaders are looking at closing the wrong type of school amid a $4 million to $5 million budget deficit because of the state budget crisis and higher insurance costs.
2:00 p.m.
Kent Nunemaker cuts some corn for silage in this file photo. Researchers from KU and other schools around the state are collaborating on problems related to climate change and energy use in Kansas, including predicting how things might change for farmers. Collaboration on climate research in state unique
February 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University researchers are working with other schools across the state on four problems related to climate change and energy use in Kansas.
6:00 p.m.
Ken and Goldie Flanders celebrated their 60-year wedding anniversary in December. Love bonds
February 8, 2010
Ken Flanders is a big believer in love at first sight. It happened to him in 1946 when, while pitching a ballgame in Highland, he caught a glimpse of his future wife in the stands.
8:00 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich shoots jumpers over an ESPN camera man before tipping off against Texas on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. FINAL: Defense pushes KU to 80-68 victory over No. 14 Texas
6:51 p.m., February 8, 2010 Updated 11:34 p.m.
The Jayhawks held the Longhorns without a point for a 10:56 stretch in the first half, using a 22-0 run to pull away.

All stories

Climber prepares to peak in Argentina
Woman ready for 23,000-foot ‘sufferfest’
February 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Sandy Brown is no stranger to a challenge.
Pump patrol
February 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several stations.
Jayhawks ‘on a mission’
Kansas wary of Longhorns despite recent slump
February 8, 2010 in print edition on B5
The long-awaited matchup between Kansas University and Texas is finally here.
Stricker wins by 2 shots at Riviera
Golfer moves to No. 2 in world after victory at Northern Trust Open
February 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
In a tournament everyone expected him to win, Steve Stricker was trying not to lose.
Pump patrol
February 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several stations.
Saving’ Oread
The idea of saving large, older homes in Oread neighborhood by allowing more residents in rental properties is a questionable approach.
February 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
In discussing the possibility of changing regulations on boarding houses in Lawrence, city officials are taking the tried-and-true decision-making approach of setting out the pros and cons of the matter.