Archive for Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Also from November 6

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Fort Hays State
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of the federal ruling that the SLT should go through the wetlands?

Poll results

Response Percent
Good. It’s time to build.
 
68%
Bad. I support a lawsuit to overturn the ruling.
 
28%
Undecided.
 
2%
Total 532
Which offensive weapon of Oklahoma State's will KU have to be most wary of this Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
WR Adarius Bowman
 
62%
QB Zac Robinson
 
20%
RB Dantrell Savage
 
10%
TE Brandon Pettigrew
 
5%
Other
 
0%
Total 1665
Which of the proposals for a city sales tax do you think is best?

Poll results

Response Percent
No more taxes!
 
70%
A 0.5-percent tax for 10 years
 
17%
A 0.25-percent tax for 10 years
 
4%
A 0.25-percent tax for five years
 
3%
A 0.5-percent tax for five years
 
2%
Total 379
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Kate Naramore, who works at Cottin's Hardware, 1832 Mass., makes change for a customer on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. An increase in sales tax is one way the city can raise more money to fund its growing needs. Making sales-tax cents
November 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A 10-year, 0.5 percent sales tax is the most feasible way for the city to tackle the issue of deteriorating streets, the city’s top executives are recommending to city commissioners. “For lack of a better term, you get a bigger bang for your buck,” said Cynthia Boecker, the assistant city manager who has been researching sales tax issues.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas center Sasha Kaun extends for a rebound as he and the Jayhawks warm up prior to the start of Tuesday night's game against Fort Hays State at Allen Fieldhouse. Arthur’s highlight-filled 20 points lead KU to 93-56 blowout
November 6, 2007
Darrell Arthur played the role of human highlight reel in the Jayhawks’ 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State in its exhibition finale. Arthur led all scorers with 20 points, finishing the night with a flurry of lob finishes after a slow offensive start. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers scored 14 points for KU, including a 3-of-4 showing from three-point range. In the two exhibition contests, Chalmers was a combined 7-of-9 from long range. The two other Jayhawks scoring in double figures were Sherron Collins, who scored 12, and Darnell Jackson, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds of his own. The Jayhawks’ first regular season game will be Friday against Louisiana-Monroe in Allen Fieldhouse. That one will tip at 7 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Medical Center and Hospital pictured in the background sits just yards from the state line. An issue that concerns some about the planned affiliation with St. Luke's Hospital in Missouri is the possibility of the loss of Kansas dollars into Missouri. Turnpike bridge replacement may affect drivers for 3 years
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Think of it as the “mother of all projects.” That’s how Mike Johnston describes what will be a $140 million, three-year effort to replace the turnpike bridges over the Kansas River in Lawrence - and rebuild the city’s two interchanges.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
November 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence