Archive for Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Mike Garrett carts some pumpkins to drier ground at Garrett's Fruit Stand across from the Lawrence Municipal Airport. With Halloween just around the corner, Garrett thinks this year was above average for him. Other area farmers are not so happy about recent weather - heavy rains have prevented some from harvesting their soybean crops. For some farmers, recent rain too much of a good thing
October 22, 2007
Rain, rain, go away. It’s the wish of many a farmer as the precipitation level nears 7 inches for the month in the Lawrence area. “It’s just gotten to be too much rain now,” said Keith Knabe, a Eudora farmer forced inside to do routine equipment maintenance while he waited for drier conditions. “We’d just like for it to dry up so we can go back to the field.”
9:00 a.m.
A proposal led by members of the Fritzel family to build a hotel atop Mount Oread near 12th Street and Oread Avenue is winning approval from both neighbors and Kansas University leaders.  This is the southern view of the proposed hotel. Oread Inn wins planners’ approval
October 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Planning commissioners Monday night made short work of one tall building. On a 9-1 vote, Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners gave a positive recommendation to plans for a new seven-story, 95-foot-tall hotel project slated for the corner of 12th and Indiana streets.
12:00 p.m.
Darnell Jackson shows off his game face. Jackson enters his senior year unfettered by the many personal problems that bothered him the last couple of years and unconcerned about his pro prospects. Jackson not worried about pros
October 23, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Darnell Jackson stood out in a crowd of basketball players at last week’s Big 12 Conference Media Day in Kansas City, Mo. Of the two dozen athletes on hand, Kansas University’s Jackson was the only one proudly wearing his school’s letter jacket - red with a huge ‘K’ on the front.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
School superintendent to chat about outdoor sports facilities
October 23, 2007
Lawrence Schools Superintendent Randy Weseman will discuss with readers the district's thoughts on the future the high schools' outdoor athletic facilities. The chat follows a school board meeting Monday at which the board will discuss the topic.
4:12 p.m.
Topeka native and Kansas University alumnus Kris Rogers is entering his second year playing bass in the orchestra for the touring production of "Hairspray" (above). He returns to his alma mater with a Thursday, October 25, 2007, performance of the show at the Lied Center. Can’t stop the beat
October 23, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Kris Rogers is on the phone from Williamsport, Pa. He just got done traveling to 14 cities in 14 days with the touring production of “Hairspray.” The daily schedule has been something like this: Board a bus at 6 or 7 in the morning. Doze off until lunch. Eat lunch. Get to the hotel around 2 p.m. Chill out until 5 or 5:30, when the company meets. Play a show at 7 or 7:30 p.m., which is over by 10 or 10:30 p.m. Drink a few beers. Go to bed. Repeat.
10:00 p.m.
Hector Rivera cleans the floor of a bathroom at Walter Payton College Prep High School on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in Chicago. Staph infections, including the serious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have spread in recent weeks through schools across the nation, according to health and education officials. Staph infections common diagnosis at KU, Lawrence facilities
October 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
At Kansas University’s Watkins Health Center, MRSA staph diagnoses are a regular occurrence, at least “several a month,” in fact. Students who come in are treated with special antibiotics and then advised to rest while the infection dissipates.

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Lawrence Datebook
October 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Strong start
Haskell’s new president is smart to realize that good leadership isn’t a popularity contest.
October 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
Change is hard, and making even positive changes won’t always make friends. It’s good that Linda Warner recognizes that fact as she begins her job as the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University.