Archive for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Also from January 27

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Colorado The day in photos, January 27, 2010
Polls
Do you have a library card?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
73%
No
 
26%
Total 867
What grade would you give the Douglas County health department for its H1N1 vaccination effort?

Poll results

Response Percent
A.
 
50%
B.
 
20%
C.
 
11%
F.
 
10%
D.
 
6%
Total 639
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence High school student Carlin Francis, the ArtStar for January 2010. Can’t hardly wait: Early graduation not coming soon enough for young Lawrence artist
January 26, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Carlin Francis dabbles in just about every type of art there is to work with. She draws. She paints. She takes photos. She does it all…
6:00 a.m.
Traffic backs up over the Kansas River bridge Tuesday evening from downtown into North Lawrence, as reconstruction continues at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Because the roadblocks are scheduled to remain until March 26, the Kansas Turnpike has agreed to wait until April 5 to close its East Lawrence interchange — a move to preserve another access for emergency vehicles into North Lawrence. Kansas Turnpike’s East Lawrence interchange to close two weeks later than planned to facilitate emergency services
January 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Turnpike is putting off the planned closure of its East Lawrence interchange for another two weeks, part of a plan to improve chances of uninterrupted access for emergency services in North Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Wheatfields Bakery co-founder Thom Leonard. Straight from the hearth: Making bread is as easy as erasing your fear of yeast
January 27, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Pumpkin bread? No problem. Zucchini bread? Pssh, easy. Banana bread? A piece of cake. French bread, sandwich bread, pizza crust …. um, it’s easier to buy those, right?
2:00 p.m.
A 40-foot hybrid bus parks near City Hall before Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. This morning, city officials and transportation advocates will ride the vehicle. The city of Lawrence has already ordered three such vehicles, using $1.8 million in federal stimulus money. The buses will be assigned to the system’s Route 11, which operates in conjunction with KU Parking & Transit to serve both municipal and Kansas University riders. Public checks out hybrid bus at Lawrence City Hall
January 26, 2010
The public is invited to climb aboard a hybrid bus, one just like the three expected to enter the city’s transit fleet in the middle of next year.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Weather Watch
Did you see the moon's halo last night?
Posted January 27, 2010
A few weeks ago we had a beautiful show of optical effects; we saw everything from sun dogs to halos around the sun. Matt Miller ...

All stories

10 teams that can win it all: No. 8, Villanova
Wildcats need major improvement defensively to have a chance
January 27, 2010
With Villanova, it’s all about the offense.
Sales tax proposal rejected
Senate approves Medicaid cuts; Republicans spike Parkinson’s sales tax hike
10:17 a.m., January 27, 2010 Updated 05:36 p.m. in print edition on A1
Gov. Mark Parkinson’s proposal to increase the state sales tax rate by one cent was rejected Wednesday by Republicans in a House committee.
GOP to gather for Kansas Days
Annual event set for today and Saturday in Topeka
08:28 a.m., January 27, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A5
Hundreds of Republican officials and activists are expected to gather in Topeka for the GOP’s annual Kansas Days convention.
People in the news
January 27, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for January 27, 2010.
Worthwhile fee
A small “sustainability” fee could be a good investment in preserving the state’s water resources.
January 27, 2010 in print edition on A7
Paying even a little more for water won’t be popular with Kansas residents, but the fee being proposed to the Kansas Legislature may be a prudent move to deal with what could be a very serious impending problem for the state.