Archive for Sunday, February 6, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Markieff Morris (21) hooks a shot over Nebraska defender Andre Almeida (32) during the first half Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. KU basketball team displays shades of ’08 national champions?
February 6, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Balance. Efficiency. Unselfishness. Versatility. Depth. They all described Kansas University’s 2008 national-championship team, and they all fit this year’s squad, which illustrated that in convincing fashion Saturday during a two-hour clinic on how to turn ball movement into points.
10:00 a.m.
Susan Rockhold, a South Junior High School seventh-grader, reacts after she spelled “shrapnel” correctly for the last word needed to win the Douglas County Spelling Bee Saturday at Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive. South Junior High School seventh-grader credits victory at Douglas County Spelling Bee to studying on snow days
February 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
South Junior High School seventh-grader Susan Rockhold credits Mother Nature for her win Saturday at the 2011 Douglas County Spelling Bee.
2:00 p.m.
Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money. Evaluation of sidewalk usage finds pedestrians, bicyclists make up more than 8 percent of all traffic on some streets
February 5, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Seventy-three dollars — the ticket amount for not clearing your sidewalk of snow — may be the figure most on your mind as you grab a shovel this weekend.
6:00 p.m.
Panelists answer questions from the crowd Saturday at the "Bullied: We Can Make a Difference" workshop at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Panelists, from left to right included Mel Maddox, a Free State High student; Milton Wendland, A KU grad student and attorney; Diane Genther, coordinator of KU's LGBT Resource Center; and Matthew Blankers, a KU graduate student. Solutions to bullying sought at workshop
February 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Free State High School sophomore Mel Maddox spent part of her Saturday educating members of the Lawrence community about the atmosphere in local schools for gay and lesbian students.

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Super Bowl more than just a game
Today’s big game ‘cultural phenomenon’ of commercialism and patriotism and, oh yeah, football
February 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
This is why the Super Bowl matters.
Quick cleanup
February 6, 2011 in print edition on A11
We want to thank all the road crews that cleared roads after the blizzard last week.