Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Also from October 16

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Sunflower League Cross Country
Podcasts
Polls
Should the Kansas Legislature create laws to crack down on childhood obesity?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
61%
Yes
 
35%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 325
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Room 125: The LHS Podcast
Race relations at LHS: Could the 'Jena 6' happen here?
Posted October 16, 2007
In the wake of the "Jena 6" controversy, the student-produced podcast takes a look at race relations at Lawrence High School. Plus: An examination of teens and drinking, a proposal for a four-day school week, and the latest reviews.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about the South Lawrence Trafficway with Grant Eichhorn
October 16, 2007
When it comes to building the final leg of the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway, Grant Eichhorn - chairman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission - has an idea he hopes would work. Eichhorn said Wednesday that he thinks there's still a chance to reach a deal with Haskell Indian Nations University that would keep the SLT out of a wetlands area the university considers sacred. The idea: Expand the number of lanes on 31st Street, in exchange for moving the proposed trafficway south of the Wakarusa River.
4:00 p.m.
Bishop Seabury academy seniors, from left, Bill Butler, Ellie Gibbs and Sunyoung Yoon, make crepes while participating in a senior French class. Larry Day, author of "Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types," says that being bilingual will make the next generation of workers much more marketable when it comes to getting jobs. Fluent in success
October 16, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Ellie Gibbs wants a career in international business - and she’s not assuming her contacts will learn English. “It almost goes without saying,” says Gibbs, a senior at Bishop Seabury Academy. “If you’re dealing with different countries, you can’t expect everyone to know English. That’s an outdated prejudgment.”
10:00 p.m.
The city's professional planning staff is on board with a controversial industrial park proposal near Lawrence Municipal Airport, pictured at upper right in this aerial file photograph. But whether the city will open its checkbook to help finance the project remains a question. City’s planning staff backs park
October 16, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The city’s professional planning staff is on board with a controversial industrial park proposal near Lawrence Municipal Airport. But whether the city will open its checkbook to help finance the project remains a question. The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department staff recommends approval of a plan to redevelop 144 acres near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and North Seventh Street into a business park.

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Lawrence Datebook
October 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.