Archive for Monday, February 6, 2012

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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Feb. 6, 2012
Podcasts
Polls
Who do you think is KU's most important bench player going forward?

Poll results

Response Percent
Conner Teahan
 
47%
Kevin Young
 
30%
Justin Wesley
 
15%
Naadir Tharpe
 
5%
Other
 
1%
Total 485
Would you take an active role in a city of Lawrence community farming program?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
77%
Yes
 
22%
Total 277
What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?

Poll results

Response Percent
Doritos - “Man’s Best Friend”
 
17%
Chrysler - “Halftime in America”
 
14%
M&Ms - “Just My Shell”
 
11%
Volkswagon - “Dog Strikes Back”
 
6%
Bud Light - “Weego”
 
6%
Doritos - “Sling Baby”
 
4%
Chevy - “Apocalypse”
 
3%
Audi - “Vampire Party”
 
3%
SKECHERS - “Go Run”
 
3%
Honda - “Matthew Broderick’s Day Off”
 
3%
Hyundai - “Cheetah Attack”
 
3%
Fiat - “Seduction”
 
2%
Dannon Oikos - “The Tease with John Stamos”
 
1%
Acura NSX - “Jerry Seinfeld”
 
1%
Kia - “A Dream Car. For Real Life”
 
1%
Pepsi - “Respect”
 
1%
CareerBuilder - “Business Trip”
 
1%
Samsung Galaxy Note - “A Thing Called Love”
 
1%
GoDaddy - “Body Paint”
 
1%
E-Trade - “Fatherhood”
 
1%
Chevy - “Happy Grad”
 
0%
Taxact.com - “Bathroom Break”
 
0%
H&M - “David Beckham Bodywear”
 
0%
Coke - “Polar Bears”
 
0%
“The Avengers” trailer
 
0%
“The Dictator” trailer
 
0%
Chevy Sonic - “Stunt Anthem”
 
0%
Bud Light - “LMFAO”
 
0%
Budweiser - “Eternal Optimism”
 
0%
Bud Light - “Platinum”
 
0%
Bridgestone - “Performance Balls”
 
0%
GE - “Turbines”
 
0%
Teleflora.com - “Adriana Lima”
 
0%
Toyota Camry - “Connections”
 
0%
Jetblue - “Cubicle Workspace”
 
0%
Pepsi Max - “Check Out with Regis Philbin”
 
0%
GoDaddy - “Internet Cloud”
 
0%
“John Carter” trailer
 
0%
Best Buy - “Phone Innovators”
 
0%
Lexus - “Beast”
 
0%
Cars.com - “Confident With You”
 
0%
Hulu Plus - “Will Arnett”
 
0%
Toyota Camry - “It’s Reinvented”
 
0%
Century21 - “Smarter. Bolder. Faster.”
 
0%
GE - “Building Something in Louisville”
 
0%
MetLife - “Everyone”
 
0%
Hyundai Genesis Coup - “Think Fast”
 
0%
Cadillac ATS - “Green Hell”
 
0%
Kauffman Foundation - “Will It Be You?”
 
0%
Total 361
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Incoming provost Jeff Vitter is pictured Tuesday, April 6, 2010 inside Strong Hall at Kansas University. Vitter will take over as provost on July 1, 2010. KU looking at ways to maintain affordability
February 4, 2012
As President Barack Obama continues to tout new policies designed to keep college costs down, Kansas University’s provost said the university is undertaking its own measures.
6:00 a.m.
Razor wire is wrapped near the top of twelve-foot fencing at the Lansing Correctional Facility East Unit. Last year, none of the 39 people seeking pardons from Gov. Sam Brownback received them, an open records request by the Journal-World has revealed. Pardon denials range from murder to traffic tickets
February 6, 2012
In all, 39 people were denied pardons by Brownback last year; no pardons were granted, according to letters from the governor’s office to pardon applicants
10:00 a.m.
Fairchild displays a mock warrant, which he says is easy to peruse on an iPad. With the use of certain software, Fairchild can electronically sign the warrant so it can be served. With iPads, judges in touch any time, any place
11:17 p.m., February 5, 2012 Updated 11:16 a.m.
Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild during his 16 years on the bench estimates he’s signed search warrants at nearly every restaurant in town. But those days are now over for the county’s six judges.
2:00 p.m.
Michael Hardy and his cousin Kayla take a ride on SafeBus in December. They say the transportation service, provided by Kansas University, is something they use often. KU students designate SafeBus as preferred ride
February 5, 2012
SafeBus is not a normal bus: It’s a party where the guests change every 10 minutes.
3:00 p.m.
Online chat
Recap: Department on Aging Secretary chats about Medicaid reform
February 6, 2012
Kansas Department on Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan will be available Feb. 6 to discuss the state’s plan to privatize the Medicaid program or other policies regarding senior care. Sullivan heads the Department on Aging which is responsible for administration of Older American’s Act programs, distribution of Medicaid long-term care payments, and regulation and survey processes for several different adult care home licensure categories. Sullivan has been involved with aging services for 18 years. Before heading the Department on Aging, he was executive director of Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita, which received a state award for its efforts in culture change and person-centered care.
6:00 p.m.
Artificial turf is made of a plastic-like material that allows water to drain into the ground. City commissioners will be asked to decide Tuesday whether artificial turf at Tuckaway Apartments at Frontier will be allowed to stay. City to decide whether to allow use of artificial grass in commercial projects
February 5, 2012
On the lawn of the Tuckaway Apartments at Frontier, it looks like Tiger Woods could play through at any moment. The grass, of course, isn’t grass. It is synthetic turf, and other than for use on sports fields, the city’s commercial landscape code says it is prohibited.
10:00 p.m.
Tonganoxie author Lisa Harkrader has a new young adult novel "Beanboy" coming out Feb. 14. The book is about Tucker MacBean, a middle school kid who enters a comic book contest. Gas-powered reading: “Beanboy” is the latest offering by Tonganoxie YA author
February 6, 2012
Lisa Harkrader follows up her successful YA debut “Airball: My Life in Briefs” with “The Adventures of Beanboy.”

All stories

Oread parking
A parking permit system for the Oread neighborhood is at least worth a look.
February 6, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners certainly have had no shortage of discussion about the Oread neighborhood east of the Kansas University campus.
Clever disguises hide decorating problems
February 6, 2012
Just about every home has an eyesore.