Archive for Thursday, January 27, 2011

Also from January 27

Births
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Photo galleries
Kansas Centennial celebrations Kansas Centennial memorabilia Free State girls vs. Highland Park Funeral for Lisa Robinson Free State wrestling vs. LHS The day in photos, January 27, 2011
Polls
The temperature is expected to be in the 50s Friday. Will you get your car washed now or wait for winter to end?

Poll results

Response Percent
I need to clean it now. I can barely see out the windows!
 
39%
It depends on how long the line is at the car wash.
 
34%
I’ll wait until winter is over.
 
25%
Total 649
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Chris Chambers loads hickory wood into the grill that the Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew will use in the Lakeland Pig Fest competition in Florida. The team includes Chambers, Tim Flory, Bill Walker and Jeremy Douglas. Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew departs for contest in Florida
January 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Chris Chambers said that for all the money they spend, the time it takes to cook the barbecue and the miles logged in travel, sometimes the best reward is standing around. But don’t be so quick to knock standing around — it’s not so bad with three buddies, a beer in hand and some tasty meat grilling nearby.
6:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, KU students sort trash on Earth Day at Wescoe Hall on the Kansas University campus. Manhattan takes lead in Take Charge Challenge ahead of official kick-off
January 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The good news is that even before the Take Charge Challenge officially begins, Lawrence residents have reported switching out 316 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent ones. The switch is the equivalent of taking six cars off the road. The bad news is that Manhattan has switched out 486.
2:00 p.m.
Cashier Noah Wallace rings up the purchase of William Brown, of Lawrence, on Friday at Myers Retail Liquor, 902 W. 23rd St. New coalition pushing to relax Kansas liquor laws
10:29 a.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 1:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A new lobbying organization that includes some of the country’s largest grocery and convenience store chains wants to relax Kansas restrictions on liquor sales.
6:00 p.m.
The "Old Sacramento" cannon was originally used in the War with Mexico by Missourians before being placed in the public square in Liberty, Missouri. Later, Old Sacramento was brought to Lawrence by pro-slavery men who used it to fire on the Free State Hotel, which would later be called the Eldridge House. Lawrence resident Kerry Altenbernd has plans to create a working replica. 
History buff wants to recreate cannon called ‘Old Sacramento’ used in sacking of Lawrence
January 27, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The cannon that fired on the Free State Hotel during the sacking of Lawrence has lived a long, full life during the Civil War era in Kansas and Missouri. Now, however, it sits destroyed — a giant hole ripped through its side — in the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

All stories

Our town sports
12:00 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 01:33 a.m. in print edition on B4
A roundup of upcoming recreational sports opportunities around Douglas County.