Archive for Sunday, November 11, 2007

Also from November 11

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. UMKC
Podcasts
Polls
After Week 11, who do you consider to be truly the nation's best college football team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas
 
64%
LSU
 
16%
Oregon
 
15%
Oklahoma
 
2%
Missouri
 
1%
West Virginia
 
0%
Total 4052
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 p.m.
Kansas receiver Marcus Henry (86) is brought down by Oklahoma State defensive back Jacob Lacey. Henry finished with 199 yards on eight catches. Keegan: Kansas, Henry a good (mis)fit
November 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The college football waters are anything but still. The giants continue to drop, one by one, and the basketball giant is the lone football school from a BCS conference without a loss. The landscape is so different that Kansas University even has one of those classic tall, long-armed, high-jumping, fast Big 12 receivers playing on its side, pulling a big victory out of the sky, instead of having to watch one on the other side.
6:30 p.m.
Kansas' Mario Chalmers warms up before the taking the court against UMKC on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Allen Fieldhouse. Chalmers’ six threes key 23-point effort, KU takes down UMKC, 85-62
6:23 p.m., November 11, 2007 Updated 9:05 p.m.
A Mario Chalmers layup off a steal with over a minute left was the final piece to his sound evening on the floor. KU wasn’t all that sound defensively and committed some silly errors, but eventually pulled away in its second game of the regular season. Mario Chalmers scored a game-high 23 points, hitting several of his six three-pointers in key moments when KU needed a pick-me-up. Russell Robinson hit three longballs of his own, finishing with 15, while Darrell Arther had 13 and both Sasha Kaun and Sherron Collins scored 10 apiece. KU is off until Thursday, when the Jayhawks face Washburn in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Brian Farley, plant manager for the Bowersock Power Co., looks out at the Kansas River as it flows over the Bowersock Dam on Thursday. Inspections of the dam, which was built in the 1870s, are done mostly by feel because the river is so muddy. But city leaders would like to get a good look at it now because a new report by a city-hired engineering firm says there is reason to be concerned about the dam's future. Bowersock Dam’s future as murky as muddy Kaw
November 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
No one has actually seen the Bowersock Dam for more than 30 years now. Sure, thousands of motorists a day can get a peek at the structure as they drive across the twin Kansas River bridges near Massachusetts Street. They can see the constant white fury of foam, and notice how the dam divides the river into peace and chaos. They can see the “flash boards,” the jagged pieces of lumber atop the dam that look like a broken-down 19th century ballpark fence. But what isn’t seen is the muscle.

All stories

Road info
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Road information in and around Lawrence
Lawrence Datebook
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence
Poet’s Showcase
November 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
“Joy of Flying” By Myrliss Hershey
6 soldiers killed in ambush
2007 has been deadliest year in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001
November 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Militants ambushed and killed six U.S. troops walking in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan - the most lethal attack in a year that has been the deadliest for the U.S. military here since the 2001 invasion.
Turnpike connections
Improvements to the Kansas Turnpike also will put more pressure on Lawrence routes that provide access to turnpike interchanges.
November 11, 2007 in print edition on B10
Recent news stories about the upcoming replacement of the Kansas Turnpike bridge over the Kansas River north of Lawrence should serve as a loud alarm for Lawrence officials concerning the need to update the city’s street system.