Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2007

Also from August 30

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Grape escape
Should the Kansas Legislature adopt a statewide smoking ban?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 773
Will you attend KU's first football game of the year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Let the tailgating begin!
I’m waiting for basketball.
Total 800

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Thomas E. Murray, center, is cuffed by court security officers Ken Fangohr, left, and Dale Flory at the end of Murray's sentencing at the Douglas County District Court. Murray, a former English professor at Kansas State University, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross. Murray seeking new trial
August 29, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Thomas E. Murray, the Kansas State University professor convicted of killing his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross, in her rural Douglas County home, says he was denied a fair trial and wants a new one. Murray’s appeal will be heard by the Kansas Supreme Court on Sept. 6. “The state’s case was a house of cards, built on dozens of minor circumstances,” Murray’s appellate attorney, Sarah Ellen Johnson, argued in a legal brief.
9:00 a.m.
This home at 1200 New York has been by pinpointed by the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association as attracting criminal activity and known criminals.  The property owner, Paul Winn, a specialist in the city's Human Relations Department, has been cited for housing code violations. Landlord-tenant mediator again accused of violating housing code
August 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
For the second time in a year, the city employee responsible for mediating landlord-tenant disputes is being prosecuted in Municipal Court for owning slumlord-quality rental properties. City inspectors confirmed that they have turned over to Municipal Court a housing code violation case against Paul Winn, a specialist in the city’s Human Relations Department.
1:00 p.m.
Harold Fatzer, a shirt catcher at Midwest Graphics, 4811 Quail Crest Place, organizes freshly inked and dried Kansas University football T-shirts. The company is in the process of printing 25,000 T-shirts for Saturday's home opener for the Jayhawk football team. KU officials expect at least 44,000 fans at the game against Central Michigan. Local businesses prepare for ‘million-dollar weekend’
August 30, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lanny Riedel is looking forward to Saturday’s kickoff of the Kansas University football season. And not just to see Lawrence’s own Brandon McAnderson burst through holes, Aqib Talib pick off a pass or two and Todd Reesing drive the Jayhawks to victory against the Chippewas of Central Michigan.
4:00 p.m.
Harry and Mary Lou Hughes, of Lawrence, were stationed in Haiti from 1972 to 1976 with the United States International Communications Agency. Mary Lou befriended local artists and amassed a huge collection of Haitian art. A portion of their collection is on view at the Spencer Museum of Art. Couple share love of Haitian art in Spencer exhibition
August 30, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Mary Lou Hughes didn’t have a museum exhibit in mind when she started buying art from her Haitian friends in 1972. She just couldn’t get the images out of her head. “I could look at a painting and, honestly, it was like a surge of adrenaline if I found it something that I felt like I wanted,” says Hughes, a 1947 Kansas University graduate. “And I usually would sleep on that, and I would go back and buy it.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill banning smoking statewide on Tuesday. In this file photo, a resident is pictured smoking a cigar outdoors. Proposed statewide smoking ban debated
August 30, 2007
Despite pleas from health officials Thursday, a legislative committee snuffed a statewide ban on smoking in indoor, public places. The House-Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee said smoking ban decisions should be made by local cities and counties.

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Lawrence Datebook
August 30, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Practical immigration policy
Public safety concerns lead cities to don’t ask, don’t tell policies
August 30, 2007 in print edition on A11
Let’s say the 7-year-old daughter of illegal immigrants working in a big American city wakes up this morning with a high fever and a rash.