Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Dense fog covers Lawrence Bishop Seabury girls vs. Heritage Bishop Seabury boys vs. Heritage Lawrence High girls vs. Shawnee Mission South 2011 Kansas baseball media day The day in photos, February 16, 2011
Will the KU men's basketball team lose another regular-season game?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 570
Where do you buy most of your books?

Poll results

Response Percent
Online stores like
Major chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble
I use the public library
Locally owned bookstores
I use an eReader like a Kindle or iPad
I don’t read books
Total 850

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Glass bottles pile up at the 19th Street recycling center in this file photo from December 2010. City of Lawrence asked to get into the glass recycling business
February 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence City Hall leaders are in discussions with a Kansas City-based company to start a new glass recycling program for residents.
6:00 a.m.
In this file photo from Jan. 9, 2008, a puppy looks out of its cage at the Lawrence Humane Society. Lawrence Humane Society to pay workers $10,000 in back pay following federal labor investigation
3:19 p.m., February 15, 2011 Updated 6:06 p.m. in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence Humane Society has agreed to pay $10,000 in back wages to it employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, the society confirmed Tuesday.
9:30 a.m.
Jefferson's, 743 Mass., was seized by the state Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 for failure to pay nearly $47,000 in taxes.  Jefferson’s Restaurant assets to be sold at auction
February 15, 2011 in print edition on 1A
On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Revenue will begin removing assets from Jefferson’s Restaurant, a once busy downtown establishment.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence sanitation crews maneuver slick streets to pick up trash in the Oread neighborhood Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in a light blowing snow. Lawrence city commissioners set one-year deadline for trash task force to make recommendations
February 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
If there are to be any changes to the city’s trash system, they likely won’t happen as quickly as once thought.
6:00 p.m.
Deerfield School employees applaud Tuesday as Anne Tormohlen, center, the school’s library media specialist, is named as the winner of the 2010-11 Lawrence Elementary Teacher of the Year award. Deerfield School’s Anne Tormohlen wins 2010-11 Lawrence Elementary Teacher of the Year award
February 15, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Anne Tormohlen embraces having “the best job in the building” at Deerfield School. “I get to work with everybody,” the school’s library media specialist said. “I do. I know all 528 kids. I’ve known most of them since kindergarten, and it’s fun. That’s the best part.”
11:12 p.m.
Chris Drinkhouse, left, is congratulated by fellow teacher Nici Coulson, right, after it was announced that Drinkhouse, the learning strategies teacher at Southwest Junior High School, was awarded Wednesday as the 2010-11 Lawrence Secondary Teacher of the Year. Southwest Junior High’s Chris Drinkhouse named 2010-11 Lawrence Secondary Teacher of the Year
February 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Chris Drinkhouse is the Lawrence school district’s 2010-11 Lawrence Secondary Teacher of the Year because she’s nothing short of a “miracle worker,” able to blend the roles of “teacher, mentor, mother, good friend and drill sergeant” into a single educator.

All stories

February 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Another day, another xenophobic Journal-World column by Cal Thomas (Feb. 11).
Garden fever
Spring is just around the corner and a number of local schools are catching garden fever.
February 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
After weeks of snow and subzero wind chills, a few warm days are bound to stir up gardening fever — and it’s good to see more local schools catching the bug.