Archive for Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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On the street
Photo galleries
KU football Media Day 2008
Have you visited a Lawrence city pool this summer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 447

Lead stories

1:30 a.m.
Kansas 2nd district congressional candidate and state Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is surrounded by her political team, from left, Pat Lepold, Joshua Lewis and Josh Hersh, as they review primary results in Topeka. Jenkins was in a close race all night Tuesday against former Congressman Jim Ryun. Jenkins' camp said Ryun conceded defeat in a private phone call around 12:30 a.m. today. Jenkins wins U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District primary
August 6, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Former congressman Jim Ryun early Wednesday conceded defeat to State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins in the Republican Party primary for the 2nd Congressional District nomination. Ryun’s campaign staff confirmed that he conceded in a private call to Jenkins around 12:35 a.m. Jenkins was leading the race by a little more than one percentage point in incomplete returns. “We’re excited to move on to the general election,” said Jenkins’ spokesman Josh Hersh.
6:00 a.m.
Jim Flory, left, shakes hands with John Tacha at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday night after the results were in and Flory claimed victory. Douglas County Commission races set for November
August 5, 2008 in print edition on 8A
Support from rural voters carried a former Douglas County district attorney to victory Tuesday in a high-profile Republican primary for a Douglas County Commission seat.
10:00 a.m.
Jim Seaver, Lawrence, places his vote on Tuesday morning at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont.  By 9:30 a.m., only 19 voters had turned out to vote at the second precinct. 13% turn out for vote
August 6, 2008 in print edition on 8A
Douglas County poll workers weren’t as busy as they’d like to have been for Tuesday’s primary. Only 10,436 voters cast ballots, making turnout a low 13 percent, even with a competitive congressional primary race between Republicans Jim Ryun and Lynn Jenkins and four total primaries for two County Commission seats.
2:00 p.m.
A horse fly lands on a steer at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. With a wet spring and a fairly wet summer, insects, including horse flies, are out in full force most places. Swimmers find abundance of pesky horse flies this summer
August 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If you have gone swimming recently, you may have noticed some unfriendly visitors. Pools have become gathering places for a large, black insect known as the horse fly.
5:00 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, right, and KU School of Engineering Dean Stuart Bell visit the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling Site. KU officials get look at Greenland research
August 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
While it may seem odd to some that researchers from Kansas University are working in Greenland studying shifting ice, Chancellor Robert Hemenway says it makes perfect sense. “That’s where the cutting edge of research is,” he said. “When you’re a research university like KU, you do basic science.”
10:30 p.m.
Charles Hunter is shown in a photo from the late 1970s, left, and in a recent prison photo.  Despite being convicted of a series of rapes, attempted rapes and burglaries in downtown Lawrence in December 1978, Hunter maintains his innocence. Untested evidence: Convicted rapist maintains innocence, awaits DNA results after three decades
August 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Twenty-nine years ago, a Douglas County court convicted 16-year-old Lawrence resident Charles Hunter of a series of rapes, attempted rapes and burglaries. Hunter, while maintaining his innocence, has remained in the Kansas state prison system for nearly three decades. And for all of those years, rape kits containing DNA evidence that might prove Hunter’s claims of innocence remained stored, and untested, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. But not for long.

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Self signs new contract at KU
03:25 p.m., August 6, 2008 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Bill Self has signed a new deal at Kansas University.