Archive for Friday, January 8, 2010

Also from January 8

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Hannah's Heroes "Unwrapping the Past," by Lyda Andrus The day in photos, January 8, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Have you donated blood?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
75%
No.
 
25%
Total 44
In this economy, should a high school senior preparing for college attend a community college first before heading off to a four-year school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Attend a community college first
 
56%
Head straight to a four-year school
 
32%
Not sure
 
10%
Total 1399
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Scot Pollard standing tall at The Yacht Club, 530 Wis. Scot Topic: Jayhawk and NBA star Scot Pollard sounds off on everything from Twitter to Tiger
January 7, 2010
Can someone known for his larger-than-life persona really retreat quietly into domesticity or muzzle his notoriously opinionated mouth? Nope…
6:00 a.m.
Hannah Miller, center, smiles along with a group of donors as they get their picture taken together Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Community Blood Center in Kansas City, Mo. The donors got a rare chance to meet Hannah who is one of many recipients of the blood they donated. Baker University freshman meets life-saving blood donors
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Eighty-three-year-old John Reber braved the bitter cold Thursday morning and drove on snow-packed roads from his longtime residence in Topeka to the Community Blood Center in Kansas City. He didn’t want to miss an opportunity of his lifetime.
10:00 a.m.
Vehicles travel Thursday on Iowa Street near 15th Street in this file photo. Once snow melts, potholes expected to be less prevalent than years past
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Sure, the wind chill’s below zero. Your shovel doesn’t stand a chance against the ice still buried on your driveway. And you’re still afraid to venture out for the mail — fearing the arrival of a “Pay-$72-Because-You-Didn’t-Clear-Your-Sidewalk” letter from City Hall.
2:00 p.m.
Motorists drive south along N. 2nd Street Thursday. Work is delayed due to old concrete blocking further construction on the roadway. North Lawrence intersection will be closed for months longer
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Unexpected underground discoveries are pushing back completion dates and adding to the cost of rebuilding the intersection of North Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Lynda Andrus. Unwrapping the past: Manhattan artist Lynda Andrus connects with childhood through assemblage
January 8, 2010 in print edition on 1C
For the last decade or so, Andrus’ go-to medium has been the wax-coated paper everyone else throws away - Starbursts, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, Dubble Bubble, Bit-O-Honey - any colorful wrapper from a retro candy fits her palate…

All stories

Man accused of killing George Tiller will be allowed to present evidence of his beliefs
Still prohibited from using so-called ‘necessity defense’
01:00 p.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 11:11 p.m. in print edition on B8
A judge says he will allow the man accused of killing a Kansas abortion provider to present evidence of his honest belief that the killing was necessary.
Commodities
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Pump patrol
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Rail realities
A new economic impact study gives a big boost to the proposed Northern Flyer Amtrak route, but many details need to be worked out.
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
A group of graduate students in the Kansas University School of Business has come up with some pretty encouraging figures about the economic benefit of the proposed Northern Flyer Amtrak route.