Archive for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Also from March 16

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Jayhawks travel to Midwest Regional
What do you value most in a college: top-ranked sports programs or top-ranked academics?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 854
Assuming KU defeats Lehigh, which team would you rather see the Jayhawks face in the second round?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. 8 UNLV
No. 9 Northern Iowa
Total 587

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Erin Curtis-Dierks’ children play outdoors in Lawrence. Their mother says they limit technology fairly well, with limited TV time and a game on the Wii once a week or less.
Nature vs. Nintendo: Lawrence parents raise kids outdoors in a plugged-in world
March 15, 2010
Sandy Beverly distinctly remembers when video games first came out in the ’70s. As a kid, she spent lots of time playing text-based adventure games on an early Texas Instruments computer, then the classic “Pong,” and, eventually, her parents got an Atari for games like Pac-Man.
6:00 a.m.
In fiscal year 2009, which covers the period from July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009, travel and salary expenses to conferences for the Legislature totaled $235,986. Despite tight budget situation, legislative travel expenditures in 2010 higher than in 2009 — and the year’s not over
March 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Even during a budget crisis, Kansas legislators and their staff hit the road at taxpayer expense to attend conferences.
10:00 a.m.
Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild, pictured here in a 2009 file photo, is concerned about upcoming court closures due to state budget problems. Upcoming furloughs concern Douglas County judge
March 15, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Extra court closures in coming weeks are problematic and inappropriate, according to Chief Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild.
2:00 p.m.

Lisa Willard is a 22-year-old woman who makes pet products for her business, Paws Pleas. Despite having cerebral palsy, she is actively involved in the business. Through the use of assistive devices, Willard can express herself verbally and control the power on things like a sewing machine and a food processor. Here, she is able to turn pages on a storybook program that runs through a nearby laptop computer by activating a switch near her headrest. Development of business plan an empowering move for young woman
March 16, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lisa Willard has a presentation that covers all areas of her business: She talks about pet beds, catnip toys and even a vest to put on dogs for carrying their Frisbees. Willard and her foster mother, Patty Meyer, create these products for Willard’s home-based business, Paws Pleas.
6:00 p.m.
Photo illustration by Patrick Giroux, with AP and Journal-World file photos. Method to the madness: Locals divulge how they choose NCAA brackets
March 16, 2010 in print edition on 1C
This is a magical time of year. The crocuses are blooming, the promise of warmer weather is in the air — and Jayhawks fans everywhere are coming together to see Kansas University through the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament…

All stories

Pump patrol
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at several stations.
Vehicle reported stolen
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 44-year-old Lawrence man reported Monday the theft of a vehicle.
Study: Quitting smoking heals arteries
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A1
Quitting smoking can turn back time.
Pump patrol
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at several stations.
Skewed census
The separate state census required in Kansas is a waste that should be eliminated.
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
It’s frustrating for Lawrence officials to have to spend so much time, energy and money to counteract a state census process that makes no sense.
Double Take: Savoring the spring break
March 16, 2010 in print edition on A6
Spring break has sprung here in Lawrence.