Archive for Friday, January 16, 2009

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Cards sweep Cats
January 16, 2009
The Eudora girls cruised to a 60-36 win and the Eudora boys beat De Soto in the final seconds, 53-51.
Second defendant convicted in Dollar General murder
January 16, 2009
A Wyandotte County jury Friday convicted a second defendant of first-degree murder in the November 2005 murder of a manager at a Bonner Springs Dollar General Store.
Snow leaves area
January 16, 2009
De Soto woke up to a snowy Friday, but the precipitation has ended with about an inch of snow.
Send us your stories, photos, videos and reflections about the inauguration
January 16, 2009
On Jan. 20, the United States will inaugurate its 44th president. LJWorld.com would look to memorialize your experiences — be they in Lawrence, Washington, D.C., or anywhere in between — in photos, videos, stories and personal recollections.
Douglas County Democrats plan inaugural celebration
January 16, 2009
The Douglas County Democratic Party will sponsor a celebration of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
Youths on board: Lawrence teens take opportunity to see history firsthand at next week’s inauguration
January 16, 2009
Erica Hernly, 16, is practically on the plane to Washington, D.C. Plane ticket? Check. Dress pants and a nice shirt? Check, check. Erica, a Lawrence High School sophomore, will meet up with people from across the nation to witness the 2009 presidential Inauguration Jan. 20.
Don’t bring chairs, strollers to inauguration
January 16, 2009
No strollers near the Capitol. No tents on the National Mall. None of that Silly String on the parade route. That’s just a sample of the items forbidden from President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration for security reasons. And while many people say the inconvenience is a small price to pay to witness the swearing-in of the nation’s first black president, others are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they will sit, snack, carry diapers or transport tired tots.
Baker students also plan trip to inauguration
January 16, 2009
Sixteen Baker University students won’t just be earning credit between semesters this winter, they’ll also get a chance to witness a little history, too.
Obama’s inauguration by the numbers
January 16, 2009
One ton each of chocolate and cheese. About 1,500 cases of beer. Eight hundred pounds of bison. Those are just a few items that the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington’s largest hotel, is stocking for the 49,000 meals it expects to serve Jan. 17 through Inauguration Day. The hotel is among many businesses and government agencies trying to quantify whatever they can before President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in on Jan. 20.
Horses, soldiers train for inauguration parade
January 16, 2009
Training begins next week for a group of Kansas natives who will march in the inauguration parade in Washington. They’re getting ready for frigid weather, big crowds, and icy streets dotted by manhole covers, subway grates and steam vents. They have names such as Comanche, Traveler, Cyclone, Gunner and Scout.
Bonner Springs teen taking trip of a lifetime to DC for inauguration
January 16, 2009
When the trip of a lifetime presented itself, Bailey Nairn didn’t hesitate to accept. The 16-year-old Bonner Springs High School junior is leaving Saturday for a five-day visit to Washington D.C. that will include a coveted spot at the inauguration of Barack Obama as president and dancing at a black-tie gala inaugural ball.
Can Obama make change happen?
January 16, 2009
Outside observers agree — it’s pretty likely that newly-minted President Barack Obama will be able to deliver on the change he has promised the country. At least parts of it, anyway.
Some blacks prepared for celebration for months
January 16, 2009
Asante Bradford gave his bosses nearly three months notice that he would not be at his desk on Jan. 20. A day after Barack Obama’s historic presidential win, Bradford knew he wanted to be able to whoop it up when Obama was sworn in as the nation’s first black chief executive — and that he couldn’t do that at work.
Wagons in the works
Horton couple bring horse-drawn creations to parade
January 16, 2009
Don Werner wishes the hunks of iron and wood could talk. Sometimes, when somebody backs into his workshop with a pickup heap of scraps that used to be a wagon, Werner thinks about where it’s been through the years. “I just wish it could talk and tell me where it’s been,” he says. “It would be amazing.” But these days, Werner is just as much focused on the future as on the past.
Details of economic stimulus package eagerly awaited
January 16, 2009
As Barack Obama prepares to become the 44th President of the United States, most political observers are betting that his administration’s signature piece of legislation is already in the hopper. Even before it has been hatched, the expected economic stimulus package is being labeled as the largest public works project since the creation of the U.S. interstate system.
African-Americans see hope in Obama White House
January 16, 2009
Barbara Ballard said that while growing up during the Civil Rights era she always believed that during her lifetime the United States would elect a female president and an African-American president.
Exiting president has left legacy in Kansas
January 16, 2009
President George W. Bush’s eight years in office, the actions of his administration and the policies he put in place have marked Kansas — and Lawrence — in unexpected ways.
Washington, D.C., destinations prepare for inaugural onslaught
January 16, 2009
Presidents are “in” again, and that means Washington is a hot spot.
Kansans with disabilities invited to inauguration
January 16, 2009
Five disabled Kansans and their caregivers are headed to Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration, the guests of a millionaire providing free hotel rooms to the needy.
Wagon made in NE Kansas in parade for inauguration
January 16, 2009
For years, Don and Connie Werner have led the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade down Massachusetts Street in their covered wagon. On Jan. 20, one of Don’s handcrafted wagons will parade down a much bigger street: Pennsylvania Avenue. “We are just elated, just plum tickled about that,” said Don, who owns Horton-based Werner Wagon Works along with his wife.