Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Should KU beef up Friday classes to cut down on Thursday drinking?

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6:00 a.m.
A route through the Baker Wetlands is the best option to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, key federal regulators said Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Local fight promised against SLT in wetlands
November 7, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Let the trench-digging begin. One day after federal regulators took a major step in approving a project to build the South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands, preparations already were under way Wednesday to convert the wetlands into a battleground.
9:00 a.m.
Kansas University seniors, from left, Reilly Pharo, of Golden, Colo., Katie Skogsbergh, of Chicago, Brittani Johnson, of Denver, and Jessica Gerrick, of Fort Worth, Texas, celebrate Skogsbergh's birthday with other friends on a Thursday at the Sandbar on East Eighth Street. Thursdays are a popular day for students to visit bars, especially for those who don't have Friday classes. Worries persist that lack of classes on Day 5 boosts drinking on Day 4
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
At several bars in town, the best drink specials aren’t confined to Friday and Saturday. They start Thursday. Walk through the Kansas University campus on a Friday and you’ll quickly realize why. “Thursdays are the new Fridays,” said Keegan Miller, a KU senior. “I have class at 11 tomorrow, and that’s pushing it,” he said last Thursday night.
12:00 p.m.
Women's basketball player Marija Zinic is one of 26 foreign-born student-athletes on Kansas University's campus, ranking the school in the upper division of the Big 12 in that department. Casting a wide ‘Net
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1B
When sirens pierced the air through Novi Sad, Serbia, one March afternoon eight years ago, Marija Zinic knew what it meant. NATO forces were preparing to bomb her hometown. She was 13 years old. Every day for 21â2 months, her routine was the same. With school canceled, she spent seven-hour stretches in her family’s basement as sirens blared and bombs detonated around her. The family was without electricity and water.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas wineries, such as Greg Shipe's Davenport Orchard, Vineyard and Winery east of Lawrence, aren't getting much respect from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Governor: Joke about Kansas wine went sour
November 8, 2007
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius uncorked the wrath of Kansas vintners after she criticized Kansas wines.
10:00 p.m.
Mayor Sue Hack on May 3, 2007, conceded that she did not file the state-required paperwork disclosing her financial interests in a company receiving cash and economic development incentives from the city. Mayor fails to disclose Deciphera interest
November 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack conceded Thursday that she made a mistake by not completing documents disclosing that she has a financial interest in a company that is set to receive economic development incentives - including cash - from the city. Hack said she did not file a “substantial interest form” - a state-mandated document - listing her stock holdings in Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. The company last month was approved to receive at least $3 million in economic development incentives from the city, county, state and economic development organizations in an effort to keep the promising startup company in Lawrence.

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Open door
One special case has opened the door to a proliferation of outdoor seating areas for downtown bars.
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
City commissioners had better start thinking right now of reasons why every drinking establishment in downtown Lawrence shouldn’t have an outdoor seating area.
Hello, tomorrow
Drivers assess first phase of COT as they prepare to bid adieu to old model
November 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Ask NASCAR Nextel Cup Series director John Darby a question about the Car of Tomorrow these days and he gently, but firmly, correct you. “Do you mean the NASCAR race car?” Darby says.
Lawrence Datebook
November 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.