Archive for Friday, August 22, 2008

Also from August 22

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Busker Festival preview
Podcasts
Polls
How much of the Summer Olympics have you watched?

Poll results

Response Percent
I watch some each day.
 
44%
I watch at least three to four hours a day.
 
18%
I haven’t watched any.
 
13%
I’ve watched a couple times a week.
 
12%
I’ve watched only once or twice.
 
11%
Total 1214
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kent Nunemaker cuts some corn for silage Wednesday northeast of Lawrence.The state's corn harvest should get into full gear by mid-September, and Kansas may be looking at its largest-ever corn crop. State heading for record corn crop
August 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kent Nunemaker launched his corn harvest this week by cutting a 40-acre field northeast of Lawrence. He was pleased with the results. “The corn looks pretty good this year,” he said on Thursday. “It’s a little above average.” Nunemaker’s harvest began at least three weeks ahead of most corn growers. His early corn was stored in a silo to be fed to cattle. He still has about 1,500 acres to cut.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University KU drops two spots in rankings
August 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University dropped two spots to 40th in the 2009 public university rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The university fell four spots in the national university rankings, which include private universities, to a four-way tie for No. 89. The fall comes after two years of upward movement. KU praised its position as a top 50 public university among the 164 public institutions in this year’s rankings.
10:00 a.m.
Shannan McCawley, family members and friends spend time on June 27 cleaning up after a fire nearly totaled the family home at 1141 New York. Neighbors plan workday at burned house
August 22, 2008 in print edition on 4A
Shannan McCawley and her eight children can’t catch a break. Faulty wiring sparked a blaze that destroyed their three-story home at 1141 N.Y. on June 12. Damage was estimated at $81,000 for the building and $25,000 for the contents. The home was uninsured and the family lost everything - shoes, clothes, appliances, beds, photographs.
2:00 p.m.
Tom Schmitendorf, who works at Kansas University's Recycling Center on West Campus, sorts through papers ready to be bundled. KU did not receive exemplary status on a recent report card of green initiatives at state colleges and universities, but officials say that may simply be due to incomplete paperwork on a survey. KU gets ‘incomplete’ on green report card
August 22, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education, released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation, placed Kansas higher education entities 12th when it came to the push for green initiatives. But of the 17 Kansas colleges and universities surveyed, only six achieved exemplary status. Kansas University didn’t make the cut.
6:00 p.m.
John Henry/Journal-World Photo.Julie Vernon, a north Lawrence resident, is shown in front of her home garden. She has been growing vegetables at her home for thee years, and growing flowers for five years. She said when her garden is producing food, she can, for the most part, eat food grown solely in her garden. Food crops need not be confined to single area of yard
August 22, 2008
It requires a double take to realize Julie Vernon’s well-landscaped lawn and backyard are actually her garden. Mixed among the shrubs, trees and flowers are strawberries, squash, sweet potatoes, eggplant, berries, garlic and even grape vines.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol's Trucks on Patrol for Safety program, or TOPS, has deployed a big rig as part of its fleet this summer in a mission to catch lawbreakers and reduce the number of traffic fatalities involving large trucks. Troopers partner with truck drivers to catch scofflaws
August 22, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s not your traditional patrol car. The Kansas Highway Patrol has deployed a big rig as part of its fleet this summer in a mission to catch law breakers and reduce the number of traffic fatalities involving large trucks.

All stories

Just the facts
Kansas legislators need to be able to trust the budget-cutting scenarios offered by the state’s six universities.
August 22, 2008 in print edition on A8
A Kansas Board of Regents member offered sound advice this week when he urged the regents and university officials to stick to the facts when describing the potential impact of a 5 percent budget cut.