Archive for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Gov. Sebelius Local food at The Merc KU Traditions Night 2008 Free State High Sports
Do you think the drinking age should be lowered from 21 to 18, in an effort to curb binge drinking?

Poll results

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Total 1168

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lindsay Buscher, left, of Lawrence, and Karen Rippel, of Topeka, enjoy an outdoor lunch Monday on Massachusetts Street. The city is considering lifting a long-standing ban against downtown bars applying for sidewalk seating areas. Commission to consider sidewalk seating for bars
August 18, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A pitcher of Budweiser and a sidewalk seat: it may soon be the newest downtown attraction. City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night will consider lifting a long-standing ban against downtown bars applying for sidewalk seating areas. Since 1994, downtown restaurants that make at least 70 percent of their sales from food have been allowed to apply for sidewalk seating areas. But bars and restaurants that don’t meet that sales standard have been prohibited.
6:00 a.m.
Overland Park freshmen and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members Taylor Curry, second row center, Zach Palasz and Ryan Sullivan, front, take in the excitement of waving the wheat with their fellow freshmen during Traditions Night on Monday at Memorial Stadium. Several thousand new Kansas University students were introduced to and educated about the traditions and customs of the university. Fresh-faced Jayhawks wave hello to KU
August 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The noise when Bill Self entered Memorial Stadium on Monday was almost deafening. The theme of Kansas University’s Traditions Night was “A great place to be a champion,” and the men’s basketball coach’s appearance drove that point home for the several thousand students.
2:00 p.m.
Steven Lashley, project engineer with the Lawrence Department of Public Works, marks curbs that will be taken out and replaced as part of a city street overlay project on Trail Road between Monterey Way and Folks Road. Catch-up’ begins this week on city roadwork projects
August 19, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Katherine Hibbs is looking forward to getting some new curbs and gutters on Trail Court, new pavement on Trail Road and new crack fillings, driveway wedges and “speed cushions” elsewhere in town. Anything to make roads safer for the parent of four and home-schooler of three as summer gives way to fall.
10:00 p.m.
Alex Rausch, a Kansas University sophomore from Shawnee, scoots around campus on his 1982 Motron mo-ped on Tuesday. Rausch dusted off the retro mo-ped, which his grandfather gave him years ago, as an affordable alternative to driving a car. Mo-peds, scooters make inroads at KU
August 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Alex Rausch’s ride oozes old-school European cachet as he arrives on campus, and for that he can thank an arbiter of the decidedly old-fashioned. That would be his late grandfather, from whom the Kansas University sophomore inherited a 1982 Motron mo-ped. He hasn’t looked back since.

All stories

City eases sidewalk drinking regulations
Commission takes away food sales requirement
August 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
Six downtown bars may qualify for sidewalk seating areas under the new rules.
Many think God can revive the dying
August 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
When it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans.