Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A meal from the heart is all you need for a successful Valentine's Day at home. For your V-Day menu consideration: this cute heart-shaped pizza. Set the mood, set the table: Spend this Valentine’s Day at home
February 8, 2011
Skip the hassle this year and turn your home into a romantic hideaway with these tips form Lawrence experts.
6:00 a.m.
A patron make his way to the Lawrence Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. City commissioners are scheduled to discuss the library design during Tuesday night's commission meeting. $1.2M design contract for new library approved by Lawrence City Commission; city to consider costs of adding extras to plans
February 8, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The spending for an expanded public library has begun at Lawrence City Hall, and commissioners Tuesday said they’re open to at least considering spending a little bit more than originally planned.
10:00 a.m.
Jefferson's, 743 Mass., was seized by the state Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 for failure to pay nearly $47,000 in taxes.  Kansas Department of Revenue locks door on Jefferson’s Restaurant in downtown Lawrence
2:47 p.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 5:15 p.m.
For years, patrons have posted decorated dollar bills to the walls of Jefferson’s Restaurant. Those bills soon could go toward paying off the restaurant’s back taxes.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas House rules committee chairman Clark Shultz, left, a Lindsborg Republican, consults with state Rep. Gary Hayzlett, right, a Lakin Republican, as Hayzlett presides over the House's debate on a bill trimming the current state budget, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback to propose economic growth plan
February 8, 2011
One proposal that has been touted by conservative Republicans and the powerful Kansas Chamber of Commerce is eliminating the corporate income tax.
6:00 p.m.
Mohamed El-Hodiri, professor of economics at KU, left Egypt 52 years ago, but he’s still in touch with people there and visits regularly. His last trip back was in July, and he said young people were the instigators of the protests. “This is a young people movement. It’s a Facebook movement,” he said. “People thought in general that they don’t care. They got serious for some reason.” Egyptians in Lawrence praise youth movement in home country, worry about destruction
February 8, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A few months ago, Aliaa El Kalyoubi was living in Cairo. She was preparing to leave for college in a faraway place called Kansas, hoping to go into a field she loves: graphic design.

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Pump patrol
February 9, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.
Depot decision
Taking ownership of the local Amtrak depot without a source of funds to renovate it is too great a risk for Lawrence.
February 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
Lawrence Amtrak passengers deserve better than what they are getting today: a 1950s-era depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets that comes with a leaky roof, outdated bathrooms and sparse accommodations.