Archive for Monday, September 24, 2007

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6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Jake Esselstyn, a Kansas University graduate student in mammalogy, discovered and named a new fruit bat in the Philippines. Esselstyn, who named the bat the "flying fox," is the first person in decades to discover a new species of bat. KU student in demand after furry find
September 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Jake Esselstyn’s phone rings a lot these days, thanks to a new species of bat he discovered in the Philippines.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Manhattan city leader to discuss how the community is revitalizing its downtown
September 24, 2007
Things are happening in Manhattan. Consider: *Construction is under way in Manhattan on a $190 million public-private partnership to build retail, residences and a destination-driver Flinthills Discovery Center on the southern and northern edges of downtown. *Manhattan, voters will go to the polls in November to determine whether to pass a new quarter-percent sales tax to fund an indoor swimming pool, improvements to the city's zoo and other recreation-oriented projects. * City voters in 2002 approved a half-percent sales tax devoted to road repair and economic development funding. In Lawrence, city commissioners have discussed for more than a year - but taken no action yet - on a sales tax proposal that would be geared toward streets and economic development. Discuss with Jason Hilgers, Manhattan assistant city manager, what ideas Lawrence leaders might want to consider.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib pulls in an interception with a smile. He returned the ball 100 yards for a touchdown against Florida International, and 6News sports director Kevin Romary deemed it the play of the game in the Jayhawks' 55-3 rout of the Golden Panthers on Sept. 22, 2007. Talib’s INT return one for the ‘books
September 24, 2007
Read what Talib’s teammates thought about the play, and watch it over and over with the 6Sports call from Kevin Romary and Chip Budde.
10:00 p.m.

Jean Schumaker, a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates, left, and Sammie Conder, supervisor of volunteers for CASA, walk from CASA offices to the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center. Conder has continued to work after retirement with CASA for money and to remain busy and make a difference in the community. Schumaker has also recently retired and has worked at CASA for one year. City ranked among 10 ‘Best Places to Retire’
September 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
San Francisco boasts its Golden Gate Bridge. Venice, Fla., lives off the Gulf of Mexico. Prescott, Ariz., is sheltered by 1.25 million acres of national forest. And Lawrence? Listen up and play ball. “Music and basketballs fill the air in ‘Jayhawk Country,’” U.S. News & World Report says in its online assessment of communities rated as retirement locales. And they’re good things.

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Zombies rule box office as latest ‘Resident Evil’ debuts
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
The undead of “Resident Evil” still have plenty of life in them.
September 24, 2007 in print edition on B10
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Lawrence Datebook
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Volunteers needed for events
September 24, 2007 in print edition on A5
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