Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2012

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10:00 a.m.
Shaun Gibbs, 12, racks hay into a pen of bison at his grandfather Don Gibbs’ Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch and Meat Co., near Overbrook, after school Wednesday. The herd of 18 bison, including 2.200-pound bull King Louie, left, have been moved from the pasture to the pen for the winter and get fed twice a day. According to data from the state climatologist, the November through mid-January average temperature of 39.5 degrees is three degrees above average. Data show this November to January is 16th warmest in Lawrence since 1909
January 18, 2012
The past couple of days in Lawrence notwithstanding, it sure seems like it’s been a pretty warm winter so far.
2:00 p.m.
The webpage of the encyclopedia website Wikipedia shows a stark black-and-white page with the message: "Imagine a world without free knowledge", at an office in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work. (AP Photo/) Bill aimed at online piracy panned by Internet companies, Kansas Congressional delegation
9:56 a.m., January 18, 2012 Updated 2:56 p.m.
Kansas University graduate Maggie Koerth’s employer, BoingBoing, was one of numerous prominent websites — including Wikipedia and Reddit — that “blacked out” their sites Wednesday in protest of controversial legislation being considered by Congress.
6:01 p.m.
AmeriCorps volunteer Rene Romig sorts through piles of donations to be given to the family of Roger and Camay Guilory, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court. The Guilory's home was destroyed in a Dec. 29 fire. Although the eleven-member-family is still in transition, local outreach organizations are organizing donations large and small for when they are settled. Donations pour in for family who lost home
January 18, 2012
This time of year routinely can be slow for Eric Marx and his lawn and landscaping company. Then he saw last weekend that Douglas County United Way and AmeriCorps members needed help collecting donated furniture for a Douglas County family of 11 that lost their home west of Lawrence in a Dec. 30 fire.
10:00 p.m.
A Chinese couple observe a giant dragon lantern Sunday Feb. 6, 2000 during the Lantern Festival at Zhongshan Park in Shanghai, the last Year of the Dragon. Kansas University will be celebrating the Chinese New Year Sunday at the Lied Center. Lied Center to host KU’s Chinese New Year celebration
January 19, 2012
Shenji Pan is helping to plan a big celebration for the Chinese New Year. In fact, the party is so big it’s outgrown its previous digs at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. It’ll be Sunday at the Lied Center, which seats more than 2,000 people.

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