Archive for Sunday, September 23, 2007

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LHS, FSH gymnastics GLPM Architects  50 Years in Business
Would you send your child to virtual school?

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Lead stories

3:00 a.m.
Manhattan is doing what Lawrence is talking about when it comes to development. The town of about 50,000 residents and home to Kansas University's in-state rival Kansas State University has a number of economic development initiatives under way. Of particular interest to Lawrence is the $190 million development that is downtown and near the mall, in photo at center right. Best Buy is among several retailers that have moved into the new retail area.
Growing Manhattan attracts Lawrence economic leaders’ attention
September 22, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The conversation sounds familiar. A university community on the Kaw looks to expand its downtown. It seeks to add new recreation complexes through a sales tax. And community leaders tout the need for new funding to boost economic development.
12:00 p.m.

Ken Lassman's book "Wild Douglas County" invites readers to get out and explore the county that thrives beneath artificial boundaries imposed by humans. "Just as a road atlas doesn't show the landscape that the roads drive through, our legally and economically oriented 'Douglas County' ignores the very real ecological goings-on that are as old as the land itself and will continue as long as there is life on this planet," writes Lassman, pictured Tuesday on a sandbar along the Kansas River. Wild discoveries
September 23, 2007 in print edition on 1D
A bunch of trees, some tangled underbrush and a breeding ground for poison ivy. That’s sometimes how I see my wooded backyard - nice scenery that could give me an itchy rash. Ken Lassman has a different take. My picture is accurate, he might concede, but incomplete. Among the chaos, he identifies an Osage orange tree. Then another, and another. They seem to be forming a loose line - probably the remnants of a thorny hedgerow that separated prairie properties more than a century ago.
10:00 p.m.

Ben Knight, of Lawrence, goes online with his laptop. Knight is a high school senior living in Lawrence but taking online classes at iQ Academy Kansas, a virtual school in the Manhattan-Ogden school district. At left is Knight's mother, Cathy. About 2,000 Kansas students are enrolled in virtual schools. Competition increasing in online education options
September 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
On the surface, Lawrence resident Ben Knight, 17, is like any other high school senior. He has spent first through 11th grades in public schools, and last year he finished his junior year at Free State High School. But instead of returning for his senior year this fall, Knight is technically enrolled in the Manhattan-Ogden school district, in its virtual school, iQ Academy Kansas.

All stories

At 0-2, Chiefs face crucial test early
Matchup against Vikings probably qualifies as must-win situation for Kansas City
September 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
For Kansas City, this one comes about as close to a must-win as the third game of any season can be.
On the record
September 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Law enforcement report
Two Lonely Widows
September 23, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Two Lonely Widows
Soriano homers twice; Cubs increase lead
September 23, 2007 in print edition on C4
National League roundup
Lawrence Datebook
September 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Local events
Michigan back on track
September 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Penn State knew exactly what Michigan was going to do.
September 23, 2007 in print edition on D7
For Sunday, Sept. 23
Second childhood
Art, recreation classes cater to beginners of any age
September 23, 2007
Art class and dodgeball aren’t just for schoolchildren anymore.
Teen hopes to find stardom after video
Leave Britney Alone’ monologue skyrockets Internet celebrity’s fame
September 23, 2007 in print edition on D7
Chris Crocker has been called “queer,” “a human train wreck,” the “Britney guy,” an androgynous “it” and much, much worse.
Extremist speakers a challenge for U.S. campuses
Iran’s president, openly hostile to Jews, to speak Monday at Columbia
September 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Is a college campus a place for all views to be aired, or are some public figures too extreme to deserve the platform?
Worries about Crocs’ safety may be exaggerated
September 23, 2007 in print edition on E1
Is the Crocs scare a crock?