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6:00 a.m.
Kansas University's Todd Reesing (5) prepares to pitch to running back Jake Sharp in the Jayhawks' 45-7 victory over Iowa State. Sharp led the Jayhawks with 83 rushing yards, and Reesing completed 21 of 26 passes for 253 yards in the victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Keegan: Jayhawks 3 wins from goal
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Since this is Kansas University and the national title remains in play, view the Jayhawks’ situation in basketball terms. Kansas defeated Iowa State, 45-7, Saturday in packed Memorial Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight. A victory against Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium this coming Saturday night advances KU to a Final Four semifinal matchup in San Antonio. A victory there moves the Jayhawks onto New Orleans to play in the national title game.
12:00 p.m.
Jayhawk fans cheer on KU Saturday during the team's 45-7 victory over Iowa State at Memorial Stadium. From left, sophomore Taylor Scott, of Wichita, freshman Jake Thomas, of Hutchinson, freshman Adam Magargee, of McKinney, Texas, and sophomore Jay Ryan, of Garden City, painted their chests for the game.  Winning has pumped up KU’s pocketbook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lew Perkins brought a reputation with him from the University of Connecticut when he arrived at Kansas University in June 2003. He’d overseen success in men’s and women’s basketball, with both winning national titles. And he’d just taken a football team from Division I-AA to the pinnacle of college football, Division I-A. Though it never was declared Perkins’ primary focus at KU, reviving the football program - which had seen just three bowl appearances since 1981 - was a high priority.
5:00 p.m.
Rural Lawrence character Wayne Propst hangs out in the barn that sits on his property north of Lawrence. Propst is the subject of a photo documentary series by Lawrence native Nick Vaccaro. Wayne’s world
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1D
It might go without saying, but Wayne Propst isn’t into Mary Kay cosmetics. His homestead north of Lawrence is full of objects that are part-joke, part-art and part-social commentary. Think: A candy machine full of glass shards, or a Santa Claus figure smashed by a mousetrap. The lines on Propst’s face show this is a guy who has done some living.
10:00 p.m.
Traffic speeds along Iowa Street near 15th Street during rush hour Friday. Despite higher gasoline prices, drivers don't seem to be making many changes in their driving habits. According to AAA, Thanksgiving travel this year is expected to increase by 1.5 percent across the country. Fuel costs won’t keep drivers home for holiday
November 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Drivers have decided to go the speed limit, switched from cars to motorcycles, and even written a letter to the governor - all in the name of combating higher gasoline prices. But they say the ever-climbing numbers at the pump won’t make too much of a dent on where they go during the holidays. “It’s not going to affect my travel plans,” said Tristan Telander, who keeps a stack of her receipts to track how much she spends on gasoline and tries to ride her bike or walk to class whenever she can.

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Deep background
Current state laws provide little recourse for people rejected by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission based on secret background checks.
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
Here’s an interesting scenario: You apply for a license to serve on the board of a gaming organization, maybe a racetrack, in Kansas. Or maybe you simply want a job with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
NBA Roundup
November 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
Scores from around the league.
On the record
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police reported no calls Saturday.
Lawrence Datebook
November 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Poet’s showcase
November 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
The First Repartee - By John Clifford