Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2007

Also from October 25

On the street
Photo galleries
What's making these people so stressed! Lawrence Humane Society Small wonder: Molly Mulloy's garden
Are you prepared for disaster?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 168
If you were in a marching band, what instrument would you play?

Poll results

Response Percent
I wouldn’t be caught dead in a marching band uniform
Total 19

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
22-year-old KU student Matthew Jaeger walked out of the jail shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after posting an $850,000 bond. He is charged with attacking a woman and dragging her from her apartment. Suspect in attack released on bond
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University student charged with kidnapping and brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend walked out of the Douglas County Jail on Wednesday, but Matthew Jaeger is far from a free man.
9:00 a.m.
A firefighter runs for his safety as fire shoots up unexpectedly Wednesday on East Grade Road in Palomar Mountain, Calif. The firefighters escaped unharmed. More than half a million people in Southern California have been evacuated since wildfires began early Sunday. Local Red Cross stresses importance of being prepared
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Meghan Proehl is following the California wildfires with more interest than the average Kansan. Her parents were evacuated early Monday morning, just before the fire moved to the fence surrounding their home in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. Fortunately, the Kansas University sophomore’s home is still standing, but several of her friends were not so lucky.
1:29 p.m.
Kansas University kicker Scott Webb (39) connects on one of the four field goals he kicked against Kansas State last season. Webb counts that game as one of his highlights last season. Senior kicker in the zone
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 1B
What’s crazier? The fact that Kansas University football kicker Scott Webb stutter-stepped and still managed to drill a 48-yard field goal, or the fact that he tries dozens of those kicks in practice every day?
4:00 p.m.
Kittens Rowdy, bottom, and Breeze, top, look out from their cage at the Lawrence Humane Society. Animal shelter expansion enhances creature comforts
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Three tiny white kittens with speckles of color played in a cage Wednesday morning at the Lawrence Humane Society while two older red-striped kittens, Rowdy and Breeze, rested in another cage.
10:00 p.m.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry's big stage - has nixed plans to expand at the East Hills Business Park, shown here in this file photo, following community outcry over how the city approved a package of economic development incentives for the startup company. Deciphera deal eluded public scrutiny
October 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Call it a de facto tax abatement. Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry’s big stage - will receive a property tax break for the next 10 years on a building it is purchasing at the East Hills Business Park. But unlike other Lawrence companies that have gone through an oftentimes contentious process to receive a tax abatement, Deciphera went through none of the normal review processes.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
October 25, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Microsoft invests $240M in Facebook
Social networking Web site valued at $15B after Google offer rejected
October 25, 2007 in print edition on B11
Rapidly rising Internet star Facebook Inc. has sold a 1.6 percent stake to Microsoft Corp. for $240 million, spurning a competing offer from online search leader Google Inc.
Hall of Fame honors Buck O’Neil
October 25, 2007 in print edition on B2
Buck O’Neil got his spot in the Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award created in his memory.
Focused on the future
Truex anticipates new role next year
October 25, 2007 in print edition on B7
It would be easy for Martin Truex Jr. to think about what might have been or what could have been. He prefers, however, to think about what is.