Archive for Friday, October 26, 2007

Also from October 26

On the street
Photo galleries
Zombie Walk FSHS vs. Olathe NW soccer
How stressed are you?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not at all
Total 582

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
"Trying to pay bills and entertain myself as well." Lauren Euston, Lawrence. Health, relationships, work suffer from increased pressure
October 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Gary Tilkens is stressed. “Right now it’s getting a job,” Tilkens, who will soon graduate from Kansas University, said Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. “I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with the next years of my life.” He’s not alone. The American Psychological Association this week published findings that stress levels have increased for 48 percent of Americans in the past five years - and that one-third of Americans are living with “extreme” stress.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Rapunzel' lets her hair down at Arts Center
Posted October 26, 2007
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair." Most everybody knows that line from the famous fairy tale. But they might not know the full "Rapunzel" story, or the message behind the piece. The Seem-To-Be Players bring the fairy tale to stage this weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center for shows at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In this week's Pulse Podcast, director Ric Averill and members of the cast talk about the Grimm Brothers tale, what it teaches and what it takes to recreate a tower onstage. After that, find out what else is going on in Lawrence in our weekly Best Bets segment.
4:00 p.m.
'The Student Ghetto' Community costuming
October 26, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Halloween isn’t just about scaring folks. It’s about reminding people that your creative vision and sheer cleverness trump theirs. No place is that easier to display than when donning the right Halloween costume. Sure, anybody can search the Internet for costume ideas involving the latest celebrity parody or social in-joke. But there’s not a source out there that can pony up great advice for a Lawrence- based outfit … until now.

All stories

Hazmat crew dispatched to KU campus; building declared safe
09:10 a.m., October 26, 2007 Updated 09:28 a.m.
Report of a package emitting gases.
Rec calendar
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Events around Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Baldwin upends Eudora
Bulldogs’ defense holds on crucial two-point try
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B9
Rivalry games often provide exciting finishes. Thursday’s game was no exception as Baldwin and Eudora battled it out for a shot at a home game Tuesday.
Athletic partnership
Working on improvements to Haskell Stadium may be the best course to meet the Lawrence school district’s needs.
October 26, 2007 in print edition on A12
It’s good news that officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are enthusiastic about talking to local school district officials about how the two entities might work together on improvements to Haskell’s football stadium.
Pollard keeps ‘em laughing in Boston
Humorous big man hopes to get on court soon following severe ankle sprain
October 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Move over, Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke, Dane Cook, Steven Wright, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Paula Poundstone. There is a new Boston comedian, and his name is Scot Pollard.