Archive for Monday, October 15, 2007

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On the street
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River City Reading Festival KPR listener art show Overseas adoption KU soccer vs. Oklahoma
Will KU go to a BCS bowl this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Anthony Vital, 28, was found dead on the morning of Oct. 15, 2006  in rural Douglas County. A year later, hip-hop artist’s death still unsolved
October 14, 2007 in print edition on 3A
He was a hip-hop artist who performed in a musical genre that often focused on a world of money, drugs, guns and women. A year ago, that world became all to real for Anthony “Clacc” Vital. On the morning of Oct. 15, 2006, the body of Vital, 28, was found along the side of a private country lane west of Lawrence. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. The case remains unsolved.
9:00 a.m.
Vincent Downing, a Lawrence High security officer, keeps an eye out for trouble as students travel between classes. Schools on track this year in security
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 3A
A Lawrence police school resource officer takes a report after two Lawrence High School students are stopped by LHS security on suspicion of smelling like marijuana and possessing the drug. A Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance takes a 10th-grade Free State High School football player to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he passed out during a mid-August practice.
10:23 a.m.
Downtown Lawrence at dusk. Retail report pits shop vs. drop
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
City commissioners are still shopping for an answer to the question of whether Lawrence is adding retail space too quickly or too slowly. A report by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department certainly hasn’t decided the simmering issue for commissioners.
1:00 p.m.
Kansas' Marcus Henry turns upfield after catching a Todd Reesing pass as Baylor's Alton Widemon plays catch-up on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Memorial Stadium.  Henry ran the catch into the endzone for a 50-plus yard touchdown reception. Football team stakes new place in history
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Six-and-oh and six to go. The table is set for a special season for Kansas University’s football team. The Jayhawks - or “Fighting Manginos” as some call them - are scrapping for a legacy most teams of the program’s past can only dream of. After crushing Baylor, 58-10, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Kansas became bowl-eligible in mid-October - much sooner than usual.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas cornerback Chris Harris (16) celebrates with his fellow Jayhawk defenders after intercepting a Baylor Bears pass. Wednesday, Harris was named Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year. Computers say KU better than USC, Florida
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The humans have spoken all year long. Now, the computers are thinking that Kansas University’s football team is pretty good, too. The first Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday, with Kansas ranking a flashy 13th in the nation.
10:00 p.m.
Connor McCreaddie, 8, who weighs 218 pounds, and his mother, Nicola McKeown, of Wallsend, England, shown in this file photo, could be separated if Connor is taken into protective custody. On Monday, health officials said obesity among children has become an epidemic and should be addressed where they spend much of their time - in school. Health officials urge action on obesity
October 15, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Obesity among children has become an epidemic, officials said Monday, and should be addressed where they spend much of their time - in school. “Physical inactivity is killing our children,” said Kim Morrissey, a physical education teacher at a Wichita elementary school. A parade of health officials and instructors urged the Legislative Educational Planning Committee to craft a package of reforms to increase physical education and nutrition instruction.

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Events calendar
October 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
October 15, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.