Archive for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Also from February 17

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Investigation on North 1500 Road Free State boys vs. Shawnee Mission West
Do you like the look of the new KU football uniforms?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 2849
If today were Election Day, who would be your choice for Kansas governor, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) or state Sen. Tom Holland (D-Baldwin City)?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 1936

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Rev. John Schmeidler ignites some palm fronds in front of school children from St. John Catholic School, 1208 Ky. The palms, which were used in last year’s Palm Sunday services, were burned to make ashes for today’s Ash Wednesday services. For St. John students, it’s no mystery how Ash Wednesday ashes prepared
February 17, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Students at St. John Catholic School oohed and ahhed Tuesday in front of a fiery cauldron in the school’s parking lot, as the Rev. John Schmeidler prepared to light palms.
10:00 a.m.
Hundreds of Jayhawks are on display at the Kansas Union, part of Bud Jennings' collection over a lifetime. License plates from over the years that are believe to have once belonged to former faculty members hang on the wall. Kansas Union brimming with flock of Jayhawks from Lawrence man’s collection
February 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Bud Jennings, longtime Lawrence carpet store owner, has brought his flock of more than 1,000 Jayhawks to the Kansas Union, where they’re on display on the second and fourth floors.
2:00 p.m.
Freshly produced spaghetti noodles at 715. Noodle wars! The starchy staple is the ingredient of choice for several newer Lawrence restaurants
February 17, 2010
There’s a surprising weapon in the fight for your Lawrence restaurant dollars, though we wouldn’t advise using it in any battles but the non-physical kind. The noodle.
6:00 p.m.
State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, announces his candidacy for Kansas governor before a crowd of supporters in Topeka in February. Holland recently took issue with a poll that said he was far behind Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor race. Tom Holland makes it official, announces candidacy for Kansas governor
12:59 p.m., February 17, 2010 Updated 3:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Holland said the lead Republican gubernatorial candidate, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, has been part of a divisive Washington culture where partisan politics and lack of fiscal restraint led to policies that created the recession.

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KU football uniforms to change in 2010
Players’ names will not appear on the backs of uniforms
12:11 p.m., February 17, 2010 Updated 03:44 p.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas football fans will see some slight changes in the football uniforms starting in the 2010 season.
Election tradeoff
Even if legislation under consideration could boost turnout for local elections, the tradeoffs may not be worth it.
February 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
There are pros to a bill that would combine local elections with balloting for state and national offices, but they seem to be outweighed by the negative aspects of the proposal.
There’s a glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games
February 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
From fire to ice, nothing seems to be going right at the Olympics.
Even Congress is sick of Congress; moderates get out
February 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
The moderate middle is disappearing from Congress.
Pump patrol
February 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.31 at several stations.