Archive for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Also from February 25

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Images surrounding the mysterious Stony Point monolith
Should Gov. Parkinson sign the statewide smoking ban bill headed to his desk?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 1200

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Mass. Market: Soon, groceries downtown will again be a thing of the past
February 24, 2010 in print edition on 1C
With The Casbah Market closing its doors, downtown Lawrence will be without a grocery yet again — though it wasn’t always that way.
6:00 a.m.
House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Ward (left) of Wichita and House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence confer prior to sending a letter to House Speaker Mike O'Neal. The letter said O'Neal should step down from a lawsuit against the state. O'Neal has denied any wrongdoing. Legislative Democrats tell House speaker to resign from lawsuit against state
10:28 a.m., February 24, 2010 Updated 11:14 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Legislative Democrats are putting more pressure on Republican House Speaker Mike O’Neal to remove himself from a lawsuit against the state.
10:00 a.m.
Rick Regan is on a hunger strike to bring awareness to the issue of senior citizens going hungry. He was at the Lawrence Senior Center Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, where he stopped for the one meal he gets each day at senior centers he is visiting around the state. Meals site coordinator Kathryn Newman is pictured helping Regan with his meal. Budget shortfalls mean some senior citizens in the state are going hungry
February 24, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Senior meal program managers across the state are being forced to make a tough decision: who goes hungry and who doesn’t.
2:00 p.m.
K2 is a legal, smokable herbal mixture with chemical properties similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said. K3 is a new drug that is legal because its compounds have been altered from what was found in K2. Bill aimed at banning compounds in K2 goes to governor
3:10 p.m., February 25, 2010 Updated 3:18 p.m. in print edition on 3A
State Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, was the only senator to vote against the bill. “I’m proud to be the Lone Ranger for civil liberties,” he said.
6:00 p.m.
The home of the Lawson and McMillen families circa 1917.  In back: Sara and Logan Lawson. In front, from left: Wes Lawson (younger brother of Bertha McMillen) and the first grandchildren, Dale and Don McMillen. The old stone at Stony Point
February 24, 2010
Decades-old trees growing between the stone steps that once led down into a basement have a way of robbing your own home of its sense of permanence…

All stories

Pedestrian injured in Thursday evening accident
Injury accident reported at 6th and Lawrence Avenue
05:29 p.m., February 25, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A4
An automobile-pedestrian accident was reported on Sixth Street just west of Lawrence Avenue shortly after 5:15 Thursday afternoon.
Our town sports
February 25, 2010
A roundup of local events and happenings.
Timing issue
Local school officials should get all the information they can about state funding levels before locking in local budget cuts.
February 25, 2010 in print edition on A5
It’s good that Lawrence school officials want to be prepared for further cuts in state funding, but they also shouldn’t rush into decisions that may or may not be necessary, at least right now.
Pump patrol
February 25, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.42 at Dillons, 3000 W. Sixth St.