Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Also from November 28

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. FAU Oread Inn (revised design) Raise the Roof Farm-fresh
What do you think of downtown parking?

Poll results

Response Percent
There’s plenty!
Not enough!
Who cares?
Total 379
Which first- or second-year Chiefs player has been most impressive this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Dwayne Bowe
Kolby Smith
Brodie Croyle
Tamba Hali
Jarrad Page
Total 15

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
South Junior High School seventh-graders in Kathy Stuntz's science class work on Mars calendars in the hallway outside their classroom at the newly constructed school. Students and faculty have been adjusting to more open and spacious classrooms and hallways in the new school design. Final touches are being added to the new school, and construction should be complete before the spring semester begins. Light at end of tunnel’ seen at new South Junior High
November 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Near the end of November - at a time when most schools have settled into a routine - construction workers still are part of the school day at South Junior High School. But, in the words of Principal Will Fernandez, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. And workers soon will apply final touches at South and nearby Broken Arrow School. The new South was part of a $23.9 million project that also included renovations and an addition to Broken Arrow.
9:00 a.m.
A city-hired consulting firm has said that the developers of the proposed Oread Inn project at 12th and Indiana streets are correct in contending that the hotel needs to be seven stories tall to be financially feasible. City postpones decision on Oread Inn
November 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It sure sounds like plans for a seven-story hotel on the edge of the Kansas University campus will win city approval, but commissioners Tuesday night delayed the project for more than a month over concerns about process. “I think this is one of the best looking projects we’ve had come before the board,” City Commissioner Mike Amyx said. “But after getting bit on the tail for the last few weeks for procedure issues, I think we have to make sure we have the right procedures in place.”
12:00 p.m.
"The Prairie Table Cookbook" includes recipes from both the 19th century Midwest and today's chefs. The project was the brainchild of Bill Kurtis, a TV producer who owns a ranch near Sedan, in southeast Kansas. Farm-fresh
November 28, 2007 in print edition on 1C
It’s been about five years since Bill Kurtis became a cheerleader for grass-fed beef. He was working on a documentary when he learned about the grass-fed movement. “I immediately said, ‘This is what I want to do,’” Kurtis recalls. “It’s good for the environment, good for family farmers and good for your health.” So the full-time TV producer, part-time beef producer converted his 10,000-acre ranch near Sedan to a grass-fed operation and began operating under the name Tallgrass Beef Company.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino congratulates running back Jake Sharp after a touchdown run against Nebraska. Mangino prides himself on never having told a player an untruth. Keegan: KU has plenty to sell
November 28, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The Kansas University football coaches, taking a breather from practice and game preparation during the most successful season in school history, are on the road recruiting this week. They have more bait than ever to dangle in front of prospects.
6:40 p.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich lays up a bucket as he and his teammates warm up prior to Wednesday night's tipoff against Florida Atlantic at Allen Fieldhouse. Rush leads four Jayhawks in double figures, KU drops FAU 87-49
November 28, 2007
Four Jayhawks scored in double figures as KU routinely dispatched Florida Atlantic and spoiled Rex Walters’ return to Allen Fieldhouse, meaning KU will go to Southern Cal as a 6-0 ballclub for Sunday’s 1 p.m. tipoff in Los Angeles. Brandon Rush led all scorers with 17 points, while Darnell Jackson hit a late three-pointer to give himself 13. He started in place of Sasha Kaun, providing instant energy as KU hardly ever trailed in this one. Darrell Arthur scored 12, Mario Chalmers had 11 and FAU shot below 30 percent for the game. Conner Teahan scored nine points late for KU, all of those coming from beyond the three-point arc.

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Chiefs sign another kicker
Veteran Carney to replace inconsistent Rayner
November 28, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent placekicker John Carney on Tuesday, making yet another attempt to correct a series of faulty decisions that has plagued their kicking game.