Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Also from October 3

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Goat Cheese Learning Chinese
Podcasts
Polls
If KU beats K-State on Saturday, should the 5-0 Jayhawks be ranked in the Top 25?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
61%
No
 
36%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 296
The Chiefs will play seven of their next 10 games in Arrowhead Stadium. What will be their record during that 10-game midseason stretch?

Poll results

Response Percent
6-4
 
21%
5-5
 
17%
7-3
 
17%
3-7
 
13%
4-6
 
13%
8-2 or better
 
13%
2-8 or worse
 
4%
Total 23
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Randi Hacker, outreach coordinator for the Center for East Asian Studies at Kansas University greets her students in Chinese to begin the class. Language program designed to whet appetites for Chinese
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Randi Hacker can put her young students through a workout. But it’s the fun kind: touch your toes, hands on your knees, spread out your arms. And it’s unusual because the Lawrence children - preschool age to third grade - are taking their commands in Mandarin Chinese. It’s part of a six-week introductory course to the language taught by Hacker, the outreach coordinator for Kansas University’s Center for East Asian Studies.
1:00 p.m.
High School Spodcasters
LHS volleyball coach returns to alma mater
Posted October 3, 2007
In this week's edition of High School Spodcasters, Journal-World High School Sports Editor Matt Tait and Lawrence High beat writer Jesse Temple chat with LHS volleyball coach Stephanie Magnuson about last weekend's Joan Wells Invitational, as well as how her first year at her alma mater has gone thus far.
4:00 p.m.
An inquisitive goat sneaks a peek from its kennel at Landeria Farm. Ahead of the herd
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
The first thing you notice at Landeria Farm, aside from the surround-sound bleating of goats, is the big mound of dirt that climbs the side of a barn. It’s not the remnants of an earth-moving construction project - it’s the top of what is perhaps the only cheese-aging cellar in northeast Kansas.
10:00 p.m.
The state on Thursday denied permits for two coal plants near Holcomb, Kan. Lawmakers try to light fire under coal plant review
October 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Legislative leaders on Wednesday said if the state rejects proposed coal-burning electric plants in western Kansas, developers would move the $4 billion project 50 miles west to Colorado. “So we would still suffer the environmental impact without any economic benefit,” House Majority Leader Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, said. But environmentalists said there was no possibility that the proposal to build two 700-megawatt plants near Holcomb would be transferred to Colorado.

All stories

City athletes of the week
October 3, 2007 in print edition on B6
Chucky Hunter & Mallory West
School needs
Before seeking approval for new bond issues, school board members should clearly establish the need for those funds.
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
Lawrence voters usually are supportive of bond issues to improve local schools.However, with other taxes creeping upward and the looming possibility of a proposal to raise the city sales tax, local taxpayers probably would appreciate a break.
Lawrence Datebook
October 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.