Archive for Monday, March 8, 2010

Also from March 8

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, March 8, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
What grade would you give the Kansas University community, including university and city police, when it comes to handling student drinking?

Poll results

Response Percent
F
 
27%
D
 
23%
C
 
20%
B
 
10%
A
 
7%
Not sure
 
6%
Incomplete
 
4%
Total 818
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Oscars. Oscar night: Academy Awards offer Lawrence movie fans an excuse to stage year’s most anticipated party
March 5, 2010 in print edition on 1C
For some, watching the Super Bowl or the Olympics or even the presidential election pales in comparison. That’s because the Academy Awards are still the ultimate touchstone for drama and glamour, sentiment and lunacy…
6:00 a.m.
Chuck Chapman had a big birthday last month. On Feb. 13, he turned 49 and received a heart transplant. The transplant, done at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, came nine months after he suffered a massive heart attack. New heart pumps new life into 49-year-old
March 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On Valentine’s Day, while you may have been munching on candy hearts or your kids may have been cutting hearts out of red paper, Lawrence resident Chuck Chapman had a new heart beating inside his chest.
10:00 a.m.
Todd Peterson drags a “fire stick” behind a four-wheeler, dripping kerosene to spread fire, on the Joe Mushrush Ranch near Strong City in this 2004 file photo. Every spring, pastures in the Flint Hills are burned to clear the way for new growth.
Prairie fires create a heated debate
March 8, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The annual torching of the Flint Hills has ranchers and environmentalists at odds, with government officials caught in between.
2:00 p.m.
Susan Dark, left, helps customer Annette Cline of Onaga look for a perfect gift for a friend at Refurniche. Dark sells vintage clothing for her own business, Vintage Peacock, inside Lusk’s store. The more the merrier: A college student joins community of North Lawrence retailers
March 8, 2010
In North Lawrence, you’re both in and out of town. The river is a powerful psychological divide. North Lawrence feels like frontier country, a place far removed from the bustle across the river…
6:00 p.m.
Victoria Partridge, left, and Betsey Whited are the chefs and entrepreneurs behind Lawrence’s Atomic Bakery. The duo bakes pastries-to-order for special occasions and can be reached at atomic.bakery@hotmail.com or via their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/atomicbakery.
Bake sales: Startup Atomic Bakery offers treats in not so yummy economy
March 8, 2010
Economists, analysts and investors have struggled to find a solution to the economic turmoil of the last few years. Gold? Too volatile. Oil? Too dangerous. Cupcakes? Too … delicious?

All stories

Prairie fires create a heated debate
Environmentalists say smoke’s polluting effects on air quality outweigh benefits
March 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
The annual torching of the Flint Hills has ranchers and environmentalists at odds, with government officials caught in between.
Recycle local
March 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Are you wondering how long Deffenbaugh can keep up their $4.95 a month recycling fee?
Painless gain
A stronger seat belt law would be a good idea even if it didn’t mean a financial windfall for the state.
March 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
This literally would be the most painless way Kansas could put $10 million into the state general fund.
Short-term benefit
A few 15-minute parking meters would be a good addition in downtown Lawrence.
March 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to reconsider their decision not to provide some short-term parking spaces in downtown Lawrence.