Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Also from October 9

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
South Junior High School construction
What do you think of KDHE's staff recommendation to approve new coal plants?

Poll results

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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Corn is harvested in a field east of Overbrook on Oct. 1. Area corn fields typically are yielding 100 to 140 bushels an acre this fall, up from the annual average of 97 bushels an acre over the past five years, said Bill Wood, of K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County. Yields, prices are up - but so are costs of planting
October 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Driving through row after row of field corn this fall, Jimmy Gabriel finds himself cracking a bit of a smile. And it’s not just because he’s getting 150 to 160 bushels an acre on this particular run, or because soydiesel fuel is burning efficiently in his combine, or because the family farm’s 2,500 acres of soybeans are ripening up just fine, thank you. Gabriel’s smile comes from all that - and more. Much more.
9:00 a.m.
Free Speak: The Free State Podcast
Art, clubs and basketball
Posted October 9, 2007
Welcome to "Free Speak: The Free State Podcast." The podcast, put together by Free State High School students under the direction of teacher Laurie L. Folsom, this week includes a feature about Carolyn Berry, the Kansas Arts Education Assn. teacher of the year winner. There's also an essay about one student's love of basketball. "Free Speak" will appear every other Tuesday during the fall semester, rotating with a similar podcast from Lawrence High.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence High School senior Stephanie Drahozal rehearses with the A Cappella Choir on Wednesday at the school. Drahozal, who is involved in choir, orchestra and theater at LHS, has been named the September ArtStar, a new World Company program that recognizes outstanding seniors in the fine arts. Star qualities
October 9, 2007 in print edition on 1C
If Stephanie Drahozal had her way, her future office would be a Broadway stage. She’d spent a typical workday in costumes and makeup, belting out show tunes as the leading lady in “Les Miserables” or “Wicked.” She knows it’s an ambitious dream, and right now she’s just focused on applying to colleges and forging through her senior year at Lawrence High School.
4:00 p.m.
The state on Thursday denied permits for two coal plants near Holcomb, Kan. KDHE staff supports coal plant project in western Kansas
October 9, 2007
The staff of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has recommended approval of two 700-megawatt coal-fired electric plants in western Kansas, officials said today.
10:00 p.m.
South Junior High eighth-grader Shelbeigh O'Brien works on a test for her physical education class Tuesday in the commons area of the school The commons area is used as a classroom while other parts of the school including the auxiliary gymnasium and science labs are still under construction. The new date for completion is scheduled for Nov. 16. South Junior High construction work pushed back more than a month
October 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The work still is not over at South Junior High School. Because of 45 days of weather delays, the new completion date has been moved back from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16. On that day, school officials say, everything inside and outside should be finished, even demolition of the old South building.

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Lawrence Datebook
October 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Gooden to net more playing time
Former Kansas University hoops standout seeks long career with Cavs, then stint as big-league pitcher
October 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
The absence of Anderson Varejao, who remains out due to contract negotiations, means several Cleveland Cavaliers players will have to step up their games until Varejao returns.