Archive for Monday, October 1, 2007

Also from October 1

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Friends & Neighbors, October 2007 LHS Hall of Honor LifeLock 400
Podcasts
Polls
How should the school district pay for a $16.5 million maintenance backlog in elementary schools?

Poll results

Response Percent
Pay as they go, slowly if needed
 
61%
Take out more bonds and finish it in one fell swoop
 
31%
Undecided
 
7%
Total 198
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Tom Bracciano, Division Director of Operations and Facility planning for the Lawrence School System, shows one of a long list of improvements needed at Cordley Elementary School. District mulls ways to pay for projects
October 1, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Just as work wraps up on the $54 million bond issue that helped improve Lawrence’s secondary schools, board members have another set of building improvement requests on the table. This time, it’s a backlog of projects at the elementary schools that totals about $16.5 million, including additions to replace portable classrooms and plumbing improvements.
11:22 a.m.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and former Kansas University athlete Al Oerter stands in front of some of his artwork at the ACT gallery in downtown Fort Myers, Fla. Oerter created much of his art by smashing a discus into puddles of paint on canvas. Al Oerter, former KU star and four-time Olympic gold medalist, dies at age 71
10:36 a.m., October 1, 2007 Updated 11:55 a.m.
Oerter won gold throwing discus in the 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics.
4:00 p.m.
Some people collect coins. Others collect stamps. Over the years, Journal-World sports writer Chuck Woodling has been compiling visits to state capitals. Boise or bust
October 1, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Inscribed on the sheet cake were these words: “Oh, Ho! Five-Oh! Idaho!” Also pictured was an outline of the state famous for its potatoes and “Boise or Bust!” Brother Bob and his wife Ann had commissioned the pastry because they knew the significance of my planned journey to Boise, Idaho. Everybody in my family, in fact, knew that Boise was the only state capital I hadn’t seen in person.
10:00 p.m.
Located along U.S. 400 in southeastern Butler County, the Elk River Wind Project is Kansas' biggest wind farm, shown here in this file photo.  Westar Energy wants to add 295 megawatts of wind-generated energy to the state, which would be enough electricity to power a city the size of Lawrence.  If enacted, the proposal would nearly double current wind generation in Kansas, which is among the top three states when it comes to potential wind power. Westar plans $500M wind program
October 1, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy on Monday asked for a rate increase to launch the largest wind-generated electricity program in the state. If enacted, the deal would produce three wind farms at a cost of more than $500 million that would produce 300 megawatts of energy by late 2008, according to Westar. That would nearly double present wind generation in Kansas and provide enough electricity to power a city the size of Lawrence.

All stories

Events calendar
October 1, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
October 1, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.