Archive for Sunday, October 21, 2007

Also from October 21

On the street
Photo galleries
Which of the five unbeaten FBS teams is most likely to lose next weekend?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. 2 Boston Coll. (at No. 8 Va. Tech)
No. 7 Arizona St. (vs. No. 18 Cal)
No. 12 Kansas (at Texas A&M)
No. 1 Ohio St. (at No. 24 Penn St.)
No. 16 Hawaii (vs. New Mexico St.)
Total 2370

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Bikes and boomers
October 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The trend of baby boomers turning to the freedom of motorcycles hit the mainstream last spring with the movie “Wild Hogs.” The story of a group of middle-aged men venturing out on a Harley-induced road trip and the antics that followed was a box office success. Shortly after the movie’s arrival, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a national nonprofit based out of Irvine, Calif., issued a release of their own.
12:00 p.m.
Lauretta Hendricks Backus, who taught art at Lawrence Public Schools for 18 years, is the featured artist in the Lawrence ArtWalk, which opens Saturday. Primary instincts
October 21, 2007 in print edition on 1D
When you’re an art teacher in public schools, you have to learn a little about a lot of different types of art. One day, you might be teaching ceramics. The next, drawing. Then, photography. “Art teachers do everything,” says Lauretta Hendricks Backus. She should know. She worked for Lawrence Public Schools for 18 years at various schools, with various age groups.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners Tuesday evening admitted they violated parts of the state's open meetings law by holding a closed-door executive session to discuss economic development incentives for a local company. City Hall is shown here in this file photo. City shows interest in tax
October 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Compound interest. You know, the pennies that accrue day after day, week after week on your savings account. The concept is one of the few things in life that will allow a man to make money while he walks the beach in Bermuda shorts and black socks. Einstein was such a fan of the notion that he supposedly said “there’s no force more powerful in the universe than compound interest.”

All stories

Series forecast in Denver? Who knows?
Colorado players aren’t concerned with unpredictable weather; they’re used to it
October 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
Meteorologist Bernie Meier has studied the computer weather models for the World Series games in Denver next weekend and has come up with two possibilities - the weather either will be nice or not so nice.
Diary of a Thumb
October 21, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Diary of a Thumb’ by Lee Carlson.
October 21, 2007 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Lawrence Datebook
October 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Harmful divisions
Supporters of coal-fired power plants in western Kansas are understandably angry and eager to point fingers and get even.
October 21, 2007 in print edition on B10
Dividing the state into east and west, Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative, urban and rural will not help Kansas conquer either its economic or environmental challenges.
Kicker beats demons, KSU
Homecoming debacle no longer haunts OSU’s Ricks
October 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
With a lengthy wait and the game on the line, Jason Ricks had nothing on his mind but going through his routine. It was before and after that the emotions really set in.