Archive for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Also from February 16

On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence High girls vs. Shawnee Mission South Lawrence High boys vs. Shawnee Mission South Downtown Mardi Gras Parade 3rd annual Mardi Gras in Kansas parade Jayhawk memorabilia collection Pomp preparations
How would you rate the temperature at your workplace?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s too cold
It’s just right
It’s too hot
I don’t work
Total 670
Do you support Kansas having a primary seat belt law, meaning law enforcement can pull someone over simply for not wearing a seat belt?

Poll results

Response Percent
Don’t care.
Total 214

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Marcus Morris has words with the Texas A&M student section after the Jayhawks' 59-54 win over the Aggies, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. FINAL: Marcus Morris rescues KU late in 59-54 victory over No. 24 Texas A&M
7:08 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 11:08 p.m.
Saddled with four fouls, the Kansas sophomore made crucial plays down the stretch to help KU end the game on a 7-0 run.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins runs into traffic between Texas A&M defenders Bryan Davis and David Loubeau during the first half, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. KU overcomes Collins’ struggles
February 16, 2010 in print edition on 1B
The second half was about to start when Bob Knight, a member of the media now working games as a color commentator for ESPN, said he wouldn’t start Sherron Collins to open the half because he had been a negative for Kansas, especially offensively, in the first half.
10:00 a.m.
Vans, SUVs and cars were collapsed into a mass of glass and metal after a massive accident on Interstate 70 between Bonner Springs and Lawrence. The westbound lanes of the highway were shutdown for hours and emergency crews tried to free trapped passengers and clear the accident. Authorities, drivers still face numerous headaches after weekend pileups
1:26 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 7:04 p.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers were busy Monday counting up the dozens of cars involved in multiple Sunday afternoon accidents in the Kansas City metro area, including a pileup involving more than 30 cars on Interstate 70, east of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
School nurse Dianne Thomas checks the temperature of Woodlawn kindergartner Paizley Helm on Thursday. Thomas splits nursing duties between Woodlawn and Deerfield schools. Cuts to classified staff including nurses and counselors are among the options the school board is considering to save money. Budget talks don’t feel so good
February 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A group of parents who don’t want the Lawrence school board to close any elementary schools because of a $5 million budget deficit came out in force again at a public forum at Southwest Junior High School on Monday night.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Monday testifies to the House Education Budget Committee. She asked legislators to refrain from further cuts to higher education. KU has already absorbed $37.3 million in cuts, she said. Higher ed leaders told to collaborate more
5:10 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 5:11 p.m. in print edition on 3A
“You can deliver a better product probably at a reduced price by working together,” said state Rep. Joe McLeland, R-Wichita.

All stories

Kansas Senate takes up bill to ban texting while driving
11:37 a.m., February 16, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A3
A bill endorsed by a Senate committee would make it a crime in Kansas to drive while texting.
Police release information on hit-and-run victim
Woman, 33, was treated and released at LMH
11:00 a.m., February 16, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A4
Lawrence police released the name of a woman injured Saturday night when she was struck by a car in downtown Lawrence.
House endorses creating Kansas efficiency task force
Reject measure to privatize parts of state government
07:49 a.m., February 16, 2010 Updated 05:03 p.m.
Two proposals designed to help make Kansas government more efficient have met with different fates in the state House.
Senate panel endorses primary seat belt law for Kansas
Bill allows law enforcement to pull someone over simply for not wearing seat belt
07:34 a.m., February 16, 2010 Updated 05:02 p.m.
A bill strengthening Kansas’ seat belt law has won first-round approval in the state Senate.
Pump patrol
February 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.31 at several stations.
Traffic foresight
Now is the time to take a broad look at how commercial development and traffic patterns will interact at a key intersection west of Lawrence.
February 16, 2010 in print edition on A7
State and local officials are right to take a proactive approach to planning for traffic and commercial development on Sixth Street near its intersection with the South Lawrence Trafficway west of Lawrence.