Archive for Monday, October 29, 2007

Also from October 29

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Hurricanes vs. Cougars Researchers measure reservoir silt Hurricanes vs. Gorillas Perry Cyclones vs. Rangers West vs. South - Toy Bowl title Detonators vs. White Stripes
Podcasts
Polls
Will KU football go 9-0?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
87%
No
 
12%
Total 546
Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
75%
Yes
 
24%
Total 206
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Mark Jakubauskas, a research associate professor for the Kansas Biological Survey, surveys bank erosion Friday at Kanopolis Lake southwest of Salina. Sedimentation has many top Kansas officials concerned about the future of Kansas' reservoirs, which are filling up with silt. Silt crowding out drinking water in reservoirs
October 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
By midafternoon, luck strikes on Kanopolis Lake for three Kansas Biological Survey scientists. It’s a crisp autumn day. The water is slightly choppy. Waves spill into the boat. The scientists wear windbreakers, flannel shirts, work boots and ball caps. A grin - wide and excited - spreads across Mark Jakubauskas’ face. “This is awesome,” he says.
9:00 a.m.
Police Chief Ramon Gonzalez Jr., left, likes the small-town feel of Perry, population 870, and how its residents watch out for one another. Gonzalez works part-time, as do his three officers. Part-time, but always on duty
October 29, 2007 in print edition on 3A
When the town of Perry had a problem with a residential burglar last summer, it didn’t have to rely solely on the help of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Its first line of defense was its own part-time police department.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about the state of Kansas reservoirs with State Rep. Tom Sloan
October 29, 2007
Two-thirds of Kansans depend on reservoirs for their water supply. And the manmade bodies of water provide flood control and recreation. The reservoirs were built to last 50 to 100 years. Half of them have reached the 40- to 60-year mark. As water grows more scarce nationwide, what will Kansas do? Rep. Tom Sloan, who spearheaded the recent Kansas Reservoir Summit, takes your questions.
4:00 p.m.
Lori Tapahonso, public information officer at Haskell Indian Nations University, gives a tour featuring Haskell's Tommaney Hall. Haunted Haskell
October 29, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Lori Tapahonso stares at Hiawatha Hall, still with contempt. It’s been more than a decade since she says a spirit smacked her in the head in a stairwell inside the hall, which is on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. She hasn’t been back inside the building since.
10:00 p.m.
Last year, Meredith Kane was in her first year of teaching at Lawrence High School. She pleaded guilty in July to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  Kane apologized on July 2, 2007, for her actions. Questions of judgment
October 29, 2007
A former Lawrence teacher convicted of having sex with a male student has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which inhibited her judgment, a psychologist testified Monday. “She knew the behavior was not appropriate, but she was very caught up in the fantasy of love in terms of her approach to the relationship,” said Dr. Bruce Cappo, a Lenexa psychologist.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
October 29, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
KU’s Self helps out buddy Thompson
Coach speaks at San Antonio clinic, supports former Oklahoma State player who went 7-22 in first year
October 29, 2007 in print edition on B2
On a warm and sunny morning in South Texas, Bill Self arrived at the UTSA Convocation Center, intent on helping a friend. Self, Kansas University’s fifth-year basketball coach, had just flown into town on a private plane.