Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2011

Also from February 17

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Foxes outside KU's Watkins Home Black Jack Gate under construction Bumper stickers from the Spencer Research Library The day in photos, February 17, 2011
Podcasts
Polls
Which of these classic board games is your favorite?

Poll results

Response Percent
Monopoly
 
35%
Scrabble
 
28%
Clue
 
15%
Sorry!
 
10%
Life
 
9%
Total 973
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
A customer sits inside the Borders cafe in Downtown Lawrence, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. Borders announced Wednesday that the Lawrence store will be one of several stores closing nationwide. Borders store in downtown Lawrence to close by end of April as part of bankruptcy; 27 to lose jobs
10:10 a.m., February 16, 2011 Updated 3:21 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Borders in Lawrence is closing, according to a Wednesday filing the company made in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, N.Y.
10:00 a.m.
Marijuana is shown for sale at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco in this Associated Press file photo from October 16, 2010. Legislation filed to legalize medical marijuana in Kansas
February 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Legislation has been filed to legalize medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions, such as cancer.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director Steve Anderson Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director Steve Anderson sidesteps funding questions
February 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director Steve Anderson on Wednesday declined to tell the Kansas Board of Regents his personal opinion on higher education funding. “Opinions are like belly buttons,” Anderson said. “Everyone’s got one. The only important belly button to me right now is the governor’s.”
6:00 p.m.
A contractor walks out of a home under construction in the 3900 block of Bellflower, just west of Monterey Way. Housing starts were up slightly in Lawrence last year, but the overall construction industry remained weak. No major declines in Douglas County home values in 2010
February 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Home values in Douglas County largely have weathered another year without major declines, according to new numbers from the county appraiser’s office.

All stories

Pump Patrol
February 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.