Archive for Friday, February 25, 2011

Also from February 25

Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence High girls vs. Free State The day in photos, February 25, 2011
Polls
Feb. 26th is National "Tell a Fairy Tale" Day. Which of these is your favorite fairy tale?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cinderella
 
38%
Other
 
19%
Hansel and Gretel
 
17%
The Princess and the Pea
 
9%
Rapunzel
 
8%
The Gingerbread Man
 
6%
Total 261
What will you do with your tax refund?

Poll results

Response Percent
Pay down debt
 
26%
I’m not getting a tax refund
 
22%
Put it in savings
 
22%
I haven’t finished my taxes yet
 
18%
Treat myself
 
8%
Total 587
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University athletic department's head of fundraising, Ben Kirtland, arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Ben Kirtland pleads guilty in federal court to role in KU ticket scam
10:44 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 6:40 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Ben Kirtland, the onetime leader of fundraising for Kansas Athletics Inc., pleaded guilty Thursday morning in federal court for his role in a ticket scam that cost the department millions of dollars.
10:00 a.m.
Union members watch for the vote in the Kansas House on a bill to prohibit labor organizations from deducting money from members' paychecks for dues to political action committees, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Statehouse, in Topeka, Kan. The bill passed over vocal protests from union members in the House gallery. Statehouse Live: Union members kicked out of Kansas House gallery during vote
10:54 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 1:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
More than 50 union members chanting “vote no” were kicked out of the House gallery Thursday morning as Republicans pushed through a bill that would restrict union activities in political campaigns.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference about his legislation for fighting election fraud, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Topeka, Kan. Kansas House gives preliminary approval to voter ID bill
February 24, 2011
The Kansas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls and proof of citizenship to register to vote.
6:00 p.m.
Put some pants on, you pervert... Lawrence.com Oscar contest 2011
February 17, 2011
Pick the Oscars for a chance to win movie passes good at any Hollywood Theater including the Southwind 12.

All stories

Court challenge
The Kansas House is considering a measure that would drastically change the appointment process for the Kansas Court of Appeals.
February 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
State legislators who claim there is a problem with the way Kansas selects its top judges are taking aim at the Kansas Court of Appeals.