Archive for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Also from January 5

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. UMKC 15th annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day The day in photos, January 5, 2011
Would you ever live at the South Pole?

Poll results

Response Percent
No thanks. Kansas winters are cold enough for me!
Yes! It would be a great adventure.
Depends on how much I’m getting paid.
Total 569

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Douglas County Jail, southeast Lawrence among priorities for county government in 2011
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 5A
All this talk of — make that hope for — an economic turnaround is all well and good, but folks who put together the budget for Douglas County government know that even an immediate 180-degree turn wouldn’t be enough to accelerate into recovery anytime soon.
6:00 a.m.
Headquarters Counseling Center director Marcia Epstein closes her eyes as she listens to a Wichita caller routed through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Headquarters. The center recently received a $1.4 million federal grant for statewide suicide prevention efforts. Suicide rate in Douglas County doubles in 2010; Headquarters counseling center offers suicide resources, warning signs
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
At the end of a year when suicides jumped in Douglas County, local prevention and counseling experts encouraged people to remain keyed in to warning signs and encouraged those affected by suicide to seek help.
10:00 a.m.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback is interviewed in his transitional office at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback will take office as the new governor of Kansas Jan. 10, 2011. Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback reiterates arguments against “marriage penalty” for those receiving welfare
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In May 2008, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and David Blankenhorn wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal calling for an end to what they described as the “marriage penalty” for people receiving welfare.
2:00 p.m.
Ottawa's Lisa Morrisey was a standout on KU's track team before getting picked for this round of "The Bachelor" on ABC. Morrisey made the cut during the first episode of "The Bachelor" on Monday night. The next episode airs Monday night. Former KU track athlete, Ottawa native, gets her first rose on ABC’s “The Bachelor”
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Former KU runner Lisa Morrisey is among 20 women to make the first cut in the reality drama.

All stories

State Rep. Anthony Brown criticizes Lawrence, KU
Brown makes remark while being hosted at downtown event
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
He said many people across the state see Lawrence as too liberal.
Pump patrol
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several stations.
Face to face
A local group is making an effort to renew the dwindling art of real face-to-face conversation.
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
USA Today last week proclaimed 2011 “The Year We Stopped Talking.”