Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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Classroom Collection
Do you walk your kids to school?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t have school-aged kids
Total 144

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Room 125: The LHS Podcast
Football, jellybeans and music
Posted October 2, 2007
Lawrence High School students are bringing their creativity to your ears starting today with "Room 125: The LHS Podcast." This new podcast will run every other Tuesday during the 2007 fall semester, alternating with a new FSHS podcast, and, among other things, will include book reviews, a music review and a student poem. Today's edition includes an interview with Charles Goolsby, director of the play "The Jellybean Conspiracy," which runs <a href="">October 4 through October 6, 2007</a>, at Lawrence High School.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Join a chat with our reporters about the firefighter training they participated in last weekend
October 2, 2007
Reporter Chad Lawhorn and 6News reporter/anchor Janet Reid were among 15 community members taking part in Saturday's FIREOPS 101 training program. The event was sponsored and financed by the Lawrence chapter of the firefighters union. The burning "building" the students "saved" was the burn tower at the department's training center at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. The exercise was one of four drills that the participants were run through during the training. <a href="">Chad Lawhorn wrote about the event.</a> <a href="">There was also a television story.</a>
4:00 p.m.
Japanese Paper Dolls, folded paper and silk, by Fumi Iijima. Living color
October 2, 2007 in print edition on 1C
One of the questions children ask most often when visiting the Spencer Museum of Art is whether the pieces on the walls and pedestals are real. In the Medieval Gallery, for instance, they might wonder aloud whether a panel of stained glass really came from an old cathedral, says Kristina Mitchell-Walker, education director at the museum.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence firefighters work to put out a major fire at the Boardwalk Apartments, 524 Frontier Road, on October 7, 2005. Lawsuit filed in deadly blaze
October 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Arson killed her daughter two years ago, but now the mother of a Kansas University student who died in the Boardwalk Apartments fire says the complex is also to blame. Nancy Bingham, Nicole Bingham’s mother, has filed a lawsuit against the Boardwalk Apartments in Douglas County District Court.

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Lawrence Datebook
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Putin to run on parliamentary ticket
Russian president could become country’s prime minister, remain in power
October 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Vladimir Putin, in a surprise announcement, opened the door Monday to becoming Russia’s prime minister and retaining power when his presidential term ends next year.