Students pick up tickets for KU football, basketball
Monday marked the kickoff day for Kansas University students to pick up their combination ticket packages for football and basketball games.
Doug Vance, assistant athletic director for media relations, said about 6,300 students purchased the ticket packages this year. That's about the same number as recent years.
The packages are $100 each. Football-only season tickets cost $25 for students.
Pickup for student tickets continues through Aug. 30.
Petition launched to elect Knight this fall
A statewide petition was launched Monday to get Wichita Mayor Bob Knight elected governor as an independent candidate.
Wichita community activist Treatha Brown-Foster said she would be traveling the state to gather support for Knight. Starting next week, a petition asking for support will be published in major newspapers across the state, she said.
"Kansas is facing some very tough economic times, and we need a governor with a proven track record of getting results and telling the truth," Brown-Foster said.
Knight finished third in the Aug. 6 GOP gubernatorial primary.
Health department sees no West Nile panic
The discovery last week of a blue jay dead from the West Nile virus in Douglas County apparently hasn't set off a panic. Kay Kent, director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, said Monday her department had received no requests to examine people for the virus.
Even if the request was made, she said, officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommend testing only when a person has symptoms of the virus.
Most people who get infected with West Nile virus don't know it. Some get flulike symptoms: fever, headache, body aches and swollen lymph glands. More severe infections can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
Attorney General's Office
Thousands sign up for no-call list
More than 180,000 Kansans signed up for the state's no-call list in only its first week, the Kansas Attorney General's Office reported Monday.
"Kansas consumers are sending a strong message to telemarketers that they don't want unsolicited sales calls at home," Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said.
Stovall also said her office received reports that a group or individual had been contacting consumers and offering to register them on the no-call list for a fee. She said the offer was a scam. Kansans can register with the state for free. To report such illegal activity, call (800) 432-2310.
Those wanting to add their name to the no-call list can call (866) 362-4160 or enroll online at the attorney general's Web site, www.ink.org/public/ksag
Pump Patrol seeks deals
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.36 at Sam's Food Mart, 1910 Haskell Ave. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or visit the Pump Patrol message board at www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline.