Archive for Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Steven Nowak is the new executive director of the Watkins Community Museum of History and the Douglas County Historical Society. Douglas County Historical Society welcomes new director Steve Nowak
March 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Steve Nowak’s new “office” is a 126-year-old former bank with stained-glass windows, intricately carved wooden window sills and brass door hinges. As the new director of the Douglas County Historical Society, Nowak is tasked with encouraging others to visit that office, the Watkins Community Museum of History, and the artifacts it holds.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson and Missouri guard Phil Pressey chase down a loose ball during the second half on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Mizzou Arena. Elijah Johnson shores up point for KU men’s basketball
March 6, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Looking more than ever like a not-ready-for-prime-time freshman, Kansas University guard Josh Selby couldn’t stop himself from either throwing it to the Missouri bench or dribbling it out of bounds. He tallied three turnovers in seven minutes. The team’s five best players — Marcus and Markieff Morris, Tyrel Reed, Thomas Robinson and Brady Morningstar — combined for 20 turnovers.
10:00 a.m.
From left: Bob Schumm, Mike Machell, Mike Dever, Hugh Carter and Sven Alstrom City Commission candidates discuss approach to Lawrence economics
March 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s a reason candidates for the Lawrence City Commission seemingly are always talking about jobs: Douglas County had fewer jobs in 2010 than it did in 2001.
6:00 p.m.
In this photograph from March 21, 1958, from left comedian Jack Benny, former President Harry S. Truman and Hans Schweiger, director of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra visit after Benny's arrival in Kansas City to perform in a fundraiser for the orchestra. This image is from a collection of photographs found in a thrift store in Lawrence by an unknown photographer. Behind the Lens: A staggering find
March 6, 2011
Jim Russo stumbled upon a collection of presidential transparency slides he thought were reproductions. As it turns out, they’re the real thing.

All stories

Run helps raise some green
Proceeds from Shamrock Shuffle to be donated to local charities
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizer Deb Drummet beamed when talking about this year’s event.
Vital growth
Lawrence and Douglas County still are among the fastest growing areas of Kansas, but we shouldn’t take our good fortune for granted.
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A13
When 77 Kansas counties saw their populations decline in the last decade, population increases of about 10 percent in Lawrence and Douglas County don’t look too bad.