Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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What will the Kansas football team's record be at the end of the regular season?

Poll results

Response Percent
9-3
 
37%
8-4
 
25%
10-2
 
18%
7-5
 
6%
12-0
 
6%
11-1
 
3%
3-9 or worse
 
1%
4-8
 
0%
6-6
 
0%
5-7
 
0%
Total 1009
Whom will Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama choose as his running mate?

Poll results

Response Percent
U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden
 
31%
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
 
25%
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton
 
13%
None of the above
 
11%
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine
 
10%
U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh
 
7%
Total 785
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
A bagworm clings to an evergreen tree in downtown Lawrence on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Bagworms more serious pests than webworms
August 20, 2008 in print edition on 6A
Picking bagworms from trees can be a tedious task. But overlooking just one “bag” can mean leaving hundreds of bagworms on a tree. Female bagworms lay about 1,000 eggs in each of those bags, according to Roger Boyd, professor emeritus at Baker University in Baldwin City. He also is tree board chairman in Baldwin City. “If you don’t pick any, they tend to build up,” Boyd said.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius thanks local heroes who rose up to help their storm-devastated neighbors in the 2008 State of the State Address on Monday at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kan.  "Kansans came together," Sebelius said on Monday to a packed House chamber. Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver their party's response after President Bush's State of the Union Address later this month. Reports: Obama has narrowed VP choices
August 20, 2008 in print edition on 10A
Kansans know what the “Final Four” means. Anything can happen. And by most media accounts on Tuesday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is in the “Final Four” of possible Democratic vice presidential running mates.Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois will announce his decision any second, or in a couple of days.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Travis Young, Garden City, winces as his friend Kim Nguyen, also a Garden City freshman, pulls a KU hat down on his head Wednesday at Jayhawk Bookstore. Through the end of June, KU had received $626,000 in royalties from sales of licensed merchandise connected with KU's national basketball championship, a record haul for such a title. KU tops North Carolina for royalties title
August 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas has beaten North Carolina again, this time when it comes to proceeds from sales of officially licensed merchandise.

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Researcher: Bigfoot just a rubber suit
August 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit.