Archive for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Also from February 18

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, February 18, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Should the city of Lawrence include gender identity in its anti-discrimination policy?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
52%
No.
 
45%
Not sure.
 
1%
Total 260
Are you interested in what Tiger Woods has to say during his first public appearance on Friday?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
83%
Yes
 
16%
Total 1240
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Law enforcement officers conduct an investigation at the scene of a home east of Lawrence on North 1500 Road. Law enforcement agencies investigating property just east of Lawrence
12:25 p.m., February 17, 2010 Updated 5:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Law enforcement officials remained tight-lipped Wednesday about a significant investigation at a property just east of the Lawrence city limits.
10:00 a.m.
Mark Fenton, a walking advocate and host of the PBS show “America’s Walking,” asks students from New York School to raise their hands if they ride their bicycle to school. On Oct. 6, 2009, Fenton and Lawrence leaders walked around the New York School neighborhood to see how safe the sidewalks and streets were for bicyclists and pedestrians. They got an earful from the students and quickly learned there were areas that needed improvement. Douglas County among top five healthiest in Kansas
12:08 p.m., February 17, 2010 Updated 4:57 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County is the fourth healthiest county in Kansas, according to a new report released today.
2:00 p.m.
A group of girls leads a march, organized by Save Our Neighborhood Schools, on Saturday from Liberty Hall, 644 Mass., down Massachusetts Street. Hundreds of students and parents turned out to protest the Lawrence school board’s consideration of closing some elementary schools to close a budget shortfall. Restaurants to boost school district budget
February 18, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Donations to help the Lawrence school district battle its budget crisis aren’t pouring in.
6:00 p.m.
Sarah Buxton. Worth the wait: Five years after being signed to a big-time deal, Lawrence native Sarah Buxton releases a real country record
February 18, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Sarah Buxton is squealing. It’s the sort of high-pitched, tea-kettle squeal that girls make in diamond-ring commercials when they realize their best friend’s hubby “went to Jared” …

All stories

KU reports steady spring enrollment figures
Number of students at Lawrence campus falls 0.3% since last spring
February 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s spring 2010 enrollment is 28,414, down 39 students from the previous spring.
In the race
A strongly contested governor’s race will benefit the people of Kansas.
February 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
Congratulations to Kansas Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City for taking on the challenge of seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.
Our town sports
February 18, 2010 in print edition on B5
A roundup of local sports events, results and happenings.