Archive for Monday, November 19, 2007

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Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Constance Ehrlich Science City
Podcasts
Polls
Personnel-wise, who do you think creates the the biggest matchup problem for KU's defense?

Poll results

Response Percent
Do-it-all Jeremy Maclin
 
44%
QB Chase Daniel
 
35%
TE Martin Rucker
 
9%
TE Chase Coffman
 
6%
Someone else
 
2%
RB Tony Temple
 
1%
Total 4639
Will gas prices affect your holiday travel?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
60%
Yes
 
37%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 263
Are you going to Arrowhead for the KU-MU game?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
59%
Yes
 
38%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 618
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School seniors Xander Casad, left, and Emily Lamb, both field conductors for the marching band, talk about their issues with the aging LHS marching band uniforms as junior trombonist Jacob Ryan models his Tuesday at LHS. New uniforms for both the LHS and Free State High School bands will have to be approved by the school board, which is beginning budget discussions. Band uniforms come up short
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Members of The Lawrence High School Marching Lions point to trombone player Jacob Ryan as a reason why they need new uniforms. The lanky junior’s uniform doesn’t fit. The sleeves on his white jacket are about an inch short of reaching his wrists. His black pants are so short that it looks like he’s going fishing instead of playing in the band.
1:30 p.m.
Aaron Abeita, 13, Hiawatha, KS, holds up a sign telling others about coach Mangino and his talents of keeping the Jayhawks alive in the BCS standings and going 11-0 for the first time in history of KU football. Let the hype begin
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Swimming to the top was tough enough. Now, Kansas University’s football team has to tread the dangerous currents to reach the ultimate prize. That’s setting up to be even tougher. Kansas has ascended to the No. 2 ranking in the Bowl Championship Series standings, as well as all three major polls - the Associated Press, the USA Today coaches and the Harris Interactive - after beating Iowa State, 45-7, on Saturday.
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence artist Constance Ehrlich will sell her handcrafted mosaics and what-not boxes decorated with toys at this year's Bizarre Bazaar. She's one of more than 100 artists slated for the 18th annual art fair. She's pictured at her home in front of a wall where she displays artwork created by herself and friends, as well as pieces purchased while traveling. Character building
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In Constance Ehrlich’s universe, Cap’n Crunch can visit the Eiffel Tower as easily as your Aunt Ethel. And Gumby can stand in for your nephew who’s pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the cheesy family vacation photo your brother included in last year’s Christmas letter.
10:00 p.m.
Lew Perkins, Kansas University athletics director, helped to move the Nov. 24 KU-MU football game to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The game was originally supposed to be a home game for the Jayhawks. Despite the move's potential for loss of revenue for Lawrence businesses, the football team's perfect record has helped make up for it. Perfect record leads to big bucks
November 19, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Turns out moving the final home Kansas University football game to Arrowhead Stadium will end up costing Lawrence merchants and local taxing bodies more than the $713,000 that had been estimated just last spring, an economist said.

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Events calendar
November 19, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence