Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Rain, snow, sleet fall in Lawrence Feb. 24 Rachel Maddow at Free State Brewery The day in photos, February 24, 2011
Which of these comfort foods is your weakness?

Poll results

Response Percent
A big cheeseburger
Biscuits and gravy
Anything fried
Other (tell us in the comments!)
Total 880

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Kansas House committee wants Board of Regents to study benefits of privatizing many functions at state universities
February 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a provision that tells the Kansas Board of Regents to conduct a study on whether it would make economical sense to privatize many of the jobs at public colleges.
6:00 a.m.
Rachel Maddow hosted her MSNBC show at Free State Brewery on Wednesday, discussing current national and state issues, such as union rights and abortion rights. Maddow said she has been following the ethics hearings of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow draws huge crowd to Free State Brewery in downtown Lawrence
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Nothing’s the matter with Kansas. That was one message MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow told the standing-room-only audience at Free State Brewery Wednesday night, when the political commentary show broadcast the hour-long program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” live from the downtown business.
10:00 a.m.
James Naismith Group to decide how to display James Naismith’s basketball rules
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
David Booth wants to display James Naismith’s original rules of “Basket Ball” in Lawrence, at Kansas University, in conjunction with the school’s athletics programs.
2:00 p.m.
The Lawrence Community Shelter,  214 W. 10th St., sees an increase of those needing a place to stay when winter temperatures drop. Planning commissioners recommend giving homeless shelter another year at site
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter cleared one hurdle Wednesday night to allow the homeless shelter to remain downtown — and expand the numbers it can serve — while it searches for a new location.
6:00 p.m.
Jesse Milan, the first black teacher in Lawrence, talks to a fifth-grade social studies class Wednesday at Prairie Park School, 2711 Kensington Road. Milan talked about his experiences during the days of segregation in Lawrence and how he worked for change. Lawrence district’s first black teacher shares experiences of racism with elementary students
February 23, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Jesse Milan can remember the first time he came to Lawrence to participate in the Kansas Relays. The year was 1943, and he was a high school track athlete. When he and his black teammates walked up to the student union, white people threw pennies at them as an insult. The city claimed to be progressive and open-minded, but Milan disagreed.

All stories

Pump patrol
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.12 at several stations.
Coverage cost
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
There are two sides to President Obama’s health care “reform.”
Morrises fan
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
I love Marcus and Markieff Morris.
Break the cycle
Students, faculty and staff all need to send the message that hazing won’t be tolerated at Kansas University.
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
On some college campuses, hazing is one ritual that just won’t die. Sadly, Kansas University currently is one of those places.