Archive for Monday, January 31, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kim Scherman, Kansas University junior and member of KU Environs, paints the hand of Josie Boyle, 8, Baldwin City, at the Take Charge Challenge kick-off party Saturday evening at Liberty Hall. The kick-off was also a watch party for the KU vs. K-State basketball team, and Boyle was having the name and number of her favorite KU player, Tyshawn Taylor, painted on her hand. Hundreds turn out for Take Charge Challenge kick-off party at Liberty Hall
January 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Almost 500 people came out to support the Jayhawks and energy efficiency Saturday evening for the Take Charge Challenge kick-off party at Liberty Hall.
6:00 a.m.
Kelly Elsten has been arguing with the city over late fees on her utility bill. She was charged more than $40 in late fees over the last three years without realizing it. The city’s utility bills don’t have a charge that says late fee; instead, it is called an “adjustment.” Plus, she says her payments haven’t been late. Elsten is pictured in her home with her son Jack, 6. City utility bill ‘adjustment’ charge draws ire from Lawrence resident
January 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kelly Elsten thinks there’s something odd with the city utility bills she and other Lawrence residents pay. And she thinks she’s found out about it the hard way.
10:00 a.m.
Sheahon Zenger was introduced as KU's new athletic director on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, during a press conference at Hadl Auditorium. KU’s search for new athletic director cost just more than $6,200
January 31, 2011
The bill for expenses related to Kansas University’s recent athletic director search totaled just more than $6,200.
2:00 p.m.
Historian Richard Norton Smith kicked off the 2011 Presidential Lecture Series at the Dole Institute of Politics on Sunday. Smith has chosen four 20th century presidents for a new Mount Rushmore. Ronald Reagan was the first of his nominations, and future lectures will discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Woodrow Wilson. Historian Richard Norton Smith discusses Ronald Reagan’s legacy at Dole Institute of Politics lecture
January 30, 2011
Organizers were scrambling Sunday afternoon just minutes before presidential historian Richard Norton Smith began his talk about Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
6:00 p.m.
Bob Wandel, 64, shows how much the old headstones had sunk into the ground before they were restored. Wandel has been trying to document most of the Civil War soldiers' headstones at Oak Hill Cemetery. He is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans. Sons of Union Veterans member Bob Wandel works to uncover buried Civil War history in local cemeteries
January 30, 2011
Bob Wandel is often a lone figure wandering around Oak Hill Cemetery. He sometimes recognizes other people when he’s out there, people who are walking their dogs or going for a run. But no one is doing what he’s doing — remembering, many times a week, the people who are buried there, and searching for those who have done great things.

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Pump patrol
January 31, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.
Sound decision
Hiring experienced officers for open slots in the Lawrence Police Department was a good business decision.
January 31, 2011 in print edition on A8
Experience often is among the key factors companies consider when hiring new employees.