Archive for Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Douglas County maintenance director plans to cut energy use 30 percent by 2015
March 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
By 2015, Douglas County maintenance director Bill Bell has a goal of reducing the county’s energy consumption by 30 percent. His ideas of how to get there aren’t glamorous ones.
6:00 a.m.
This is an image from a virtual 3D model of Allen Fieldhouse, set to be available this afternoon through Google Earth. By the end of next week, users of the program will be able to step inside and look around at the playing area from any and every angle, even from standing on the catwalks above the scoreboard. "I've always wanted to (go up there), but never had the chance," said Brian McClendon, a KU graduate and fan who is vice president and co-founder of Google Earth. Google Earth to offer look inside Allen Fieldhouse
March 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University graduate plans to introduce the planet to the haunting and hallowed interior of the world’s great basketball arena, just in time for the nation’s biggest weekend for college hoops.
10:00 a.m.
Sen. Pat Roberts, left, talks with Lawrence Mayor Mike Amyx Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce After Hours meeting. Sen. Roberts was the guest speaker for the evening. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts criticizes Obama, Clinton during Lawrence visit
March 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday afternoon in Lawrence criticized President Barack Obama for not being more specific about U.S. goals in Libya days after the start of a international campaign to enforce a no-fly zone amid unrest there.
2:00 p.m.
Robert Steven 'Steve' Smith For Douglas County EMT who died Monday, service to others ranked above all else
March 23, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Whether Steve Smith was fighting fires in Lawrence or serving his three tours of military duty in the Middle East, he had one thing on his mind.
6:00 p.m.
Jeri Holwick, a senior at McLouth High School, enjoys a different kind of sport: power lifting. She can squat 325 pounds and has won the state high school 3A power lifting, and hopes to win it again this year. McLouth High senior lifts her way into male-dominated sport
March 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Jeri Holwick is one high school girl who says she likes her big legs.

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Seaver memory
March 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
I write to add my remembrance of a very dear friend, James Seaver.
In denial
State lawmakers who want to impose statewide salary reductions but exempt their own employees from those cuts need to rethink their strategy.
March 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
Members of the Kansas House Appropriations Committee who voted to exempt their own legislative employees from statewide salary cuts apparently are in denial.