Archive for Monday, November 12, 2007

Also from November 12

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Hartford women's basketball Camping for tickets Insect creations Veterans Day
Podcasts
Polls
Who do you expect to be the most productive replacement for injured guard Sherron Collins?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed
 
36%
Rodrick Stewart
 
35%
Brandon Rush
 
20%
Jeremy Case
 
6%
Conner Teahan
 
0%
Total 873
Should KU football be ranked No. 1 in the country?

Poll results

Response Percent
No: They’ve played a soft schedule
 
51%
Yes: They’re undefeated
 
39%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 291
Will KU football go 11-0?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
83%
No
 
13%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 365
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Katie Jennings grew up fascinated with insects and now makes artwork using beetles, butterflies and other creatures from around the world. Art bug
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Some people see beetles as slime on the bottom of their shoes. Katie Jennings sees them as art. For the past five years, the Lawrence artist has been trying to create a buzz by mounting exotic bugs of all sorts in shadow boxes, with art paper for background.
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. Kansas thrives on road
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Perhaps more embarrassing than anything Kansas University football represented in the last five years was complete ineptitude, time and time again, when playing on the road.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas' Darrell Arthur hits a jumper in the paint against UMKC's Jeremiah Hartsock on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Allen Fieldhouse. Keegan: Bunnies Arthur’s weakness
November 12, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Some golfers miss three-foot putts consistently, yet that doesn’t stop them from saying, “I shot an 83, but it should have been a 78.” It can be that way for post players in basketball, too.
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. City prepares to defend Deciphera deal
November 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City leaders on Monday became more aggressive in their defense of a controversial set of incentives given to Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. Several commissioners continued to concede that there were flaws in the process related to approving the deal, but said they hoped the public would take a harder look at why the city was eager to keep the start-up cancer research company from leaving Lawrence.

All stories

Scientists’ advice knocks out 2 troublesome birds
Americans can save the planet, their health by cutting calories, emissions at same time
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A8
America’s obesity epidemic and global warming might not seem to have much in common. But public health experts suggest people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time. How?
Lawrence Datebook
November 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Events calendar
November 12, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence