Archive for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Also from March 3

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Steele auction KU vs. Kansas State 1952: KU vs. St. John’s
Where would Sherron Collins rank in your list of all-time favorite KU basketball players?

Poll results

Response Percent
Top 5
Top 10
Top 20
No. 1
Top 30
Top 100
He wouldn’t rank in my top 100
Total 8066
Have you ever used the word "retard" to refer to someone in a derogatory way?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 1199

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Author and Lawrence native Steven Church. Apocalypse on the Kaw: Memoir explores Lawrence’s history of violence and the nuclear paranoia of ‘The Day After’
March 2, 2010
When Steven Church sat down to write his memoir about growing up in Kansas, he recalled fond childhood memories of mushroom clouds, irradiated ghouls and the total collapse of human civilization.
6:00 a.m.
After waiting nearly three and a half years for a decision, Debbie Shirar, of Lawrence, was finally declared disabled by the Social Security Administration. In addition to getting some financial relief, Shirar says it is even more satisfying to have the difficult claim process come to an end. She would now like to work as an advocate for others. Fighting for Social Security benefits: Resident finds long, hard road to getting disability claim approved
March 3, 2010 in print edition on 1A
For three years, four months and 11 days, Debra Shirar waited for the Social Security Administration to say yes to her disability claim.
10:00 a.m.
Hillcrest School second-grade teacher Leellyn Tuel wears an expression of disbelief as she is announced as the Lawrence Elementary Teacher of the Year before her colleagues in the school library. Tuel, who has taught in the district for 25 years, received a check for $1,000 from KU Credit Union. Hillcrest teacher named Lawrence’s Elementary Teacher of the Year
March 2, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Longtime Hillcrest School teacher Leellyn Tuel sat in the school’s library Tuesday, listening to Superintendent Rick Doll rattle off positive attributes about a teacher.
2:00 p.m.
Workers with Sunflower Paving Inc., of Baldwin City, were busy Tuesday on North Second Street, pouring concrete for a new lane of roadway. After months of delay, the reconstruction of the intersection of North Second and Locust streets is nearing its end. N. Lawrence project nears end of road
March 3, 2010 in print edition on 3A
The sun is out. The mercury is rising. And Brad Meek is smiling.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins takes the court for his last home performance as a Jayhawk, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Big second-half run pushes KU to 82-65 victory over K-State
6:01 p.m., March 3, 2010 Updated 9:44 p.m.
The Jayhawks used a 27-10 spurt in the second half to send senior guard Sherron Collins to a win in his final home game.

All stories

People in the news
March 3, 2010 in print edition on B7
News and notes from the celebrity circuit.
Pump patrol
March 3, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.52 at several stations.
Ford leads way as auto sales spike
Toyota only major carmaker that doesn’t see increase
March 3, 2010 in print edition on B8
Automakers plowed through a snowy February to better-than-expected sales, and new incentives led by beleaguered Toyota will keep the momentum going into spring.
Haskell concern
The Kansas congressional delegation should move quickly to try to remedy leadership questions at Haskell Indian Nations University.
March 3, 2010 in print edition on A7
It’s good that members of the Kansas delegation in Congress are continuing to press for answers concerning the unsettled situation at Haskell Indian Nations University.