Archive for Monday, November 5, 2007

Also from November 5

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Murphy Hall Freshwater mussels
Podcasts
Polls
Since January, Kansas University has been blocking information about flights taken by its plane based in Lawrence. The school says it's for security reasons. Should a public institution such as a state university block this information?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
54%
Yes
 
38%
Not sure
 
7%
Total 371
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Some freshwater mussels have the ability to filter as much as eight gallons of water per day, removing sediment that turns Kansas' rivers chocolate brown. Edwin Miller, a wildlife biologist for Kansas Wildlife & Parks Department, surveyed the river in October. Environmentalists hope to boost freshwater mussel populations
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The dense forest that buffers the Verdigris River from barren bean and corn fields tells the story of last May’s devastating flood in southeast Kansas. The flood destroyed the crops, and their remnants hang lifeless from the trees some 30 feet up a steep hill from the river. That’s how far the river rose. New crops will have to wait another year, but already the Verdigris is on the mend, with help from the freshwater mussels that for centuries have worked to keep the water clean and provide food for the river’s fish and other wildlife.
12:00 p.m.
Sophomore Darrell Stuckey maneuvers past Nebraska's Marion Lucky during the Jayhawks' 76-39 victory over the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Keegan: Shh! KU in hunt for title
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1B
A guilty facial expression, followed by a barely audible question can be found at Hy-Vee and Dillons, Eagle Bend and Alvamar, Zig and Mac’s and Shenago. A glance this way and then that to make sure nobody else is listening, and then: “Do you suppose it’s at all possible Kansas could play for the national championship?”
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University's Murphy Hall, shown in this aerial view, turns 50 this year. Murphy Hall has been home to the school's music and theater programs over the years. These hallowed halls
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 1C
These halls have seen some big-name stars. Actors Paul Rudd, Mandy Patinkin, Scott Bakula and Don Johnson. Filmmaker Neil LaBute. Opera diva Joyce Castle. Kansas University’s Murphy Hall turns 50 this year. Just as notable, though, are the careers that were launched after students spent time in the building.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners broke the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door meeting to discuss granting more than $1 million in incentives to a local company, the Kansas attorney general has found. But Attorney General Paul Morrison is willing to forgo prosecution if city commissioners agree to admit their wrongdoing and personally pay for two hours of professional training on the open meetings law. Deciphera deal to be addressed to public
November 5, 2007 in print edition on 3A
City leaders want an opportunity to explain a controversial package of economic development incentives given to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. City Manager David Corliss said Monday that the Nov. 13 City Commission agenda will include a regular agenda item designed to answer questions about the recently approved package of economic development incentives.

All stories

Arts & Entertainment calendar
November 5, 2007 in print edition on C2
A&E events around Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
November 5, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
NBA Roundup
November 5, 2007 in print edition on B6
NBA scores from around the league.