Archive for Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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Polaroid Transfers Obama in Kansas City
Which Kansas football debut are you most excited about?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jocques Crawford
Daymond Patterson
Jeff Spikes
Alonso Rojas
Jeremiah Hatch
Richard Johnson
Total 661
When was your last ride on a train?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s been more than five years.
I’ve never taken a train ride.
It’s been more than a year.
Within the past three months.
In the past year.
In the past six months.
Total 702

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Health care advocates: Obama can fix system
August 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The problem that has defied a solution for decades and has left nearly 50 million Americans without heath coverage is on a trajectory to getting fixed, advocates for a public-run system said Monday. “The only question is how long will it take to get there,” U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., told about 100 people at a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America. Standing in the way, he said, are “just a few filthy-rich corporatists who are making vulgar profits.”
6:00 a.m.
Randy Weseman Board meets briefly; Weseman has job review
August 26, 2008 in print edition on 5A
It may have been the shortest school board meeting on record. Lawrence school board members concluded Monday’s meeting in a brisk 10 minutes, approving the only two action items on the agenda: Two contracts to provide upgrades to several elementary schools.
10:00 a.m.
Utility Department worker Tress Potter waves a vehicle through the work zone on 15th Street near the intersection with Summit Street, as other workers repair a water main in preparation for a repaving job Monday. Lawrence city commissioners are asking voters to approve a 0.3 percent sales tax increase to expand street maintenance projects. Road work ahead: City lines up street repair projects, will add more if sales tax passes
August 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Carroll Lashbrook replaced his roof five years ago, then went on to add a new deck, apply new siding, install a new air conditioner and, less than a year ago, replace his original furnace. Now he’s looking forward to the next major upgrade at this place on Trail Road: a fresh new coat of asphalt pavement for the road out front and new curbs around the corner. “It’s about time,” said Lashbrook, who retired in Lawrence after a career working in building materials.
2:00 p.m.
Jack Bellemere, 5, creeps around the garden picking ripened tomatoes for his mother Thursday at their home north of Lawrence. Global view: New group aims to teach earth-friendly living to families
August 26, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Kim Bellemere is trying to go green, and she has a couple of helpers to keep her on track. Sons Jack, 5, and Andy, 3, assist with recycling - or at least, they’re good about reminding mom where to put aluminum, glass or paper. They’ll help their father, Frank Bellemere, unload the goods when they travel to the nearest recycling center.
5:00 p.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama talks with American Airlines workers Tuesday inside the airliner's Kansas City, Mo., overhaul base. Obama, in Kansas City, calls Bush and McCain out of touch on economic issues
August 26, 2008 in print edition on 6A
The Democratic presidential candidate who has rocketed toward the nomination on statements about hope said Tuesday that fear about the economy is a major reason he should be elected. “People are anxious. People are scared about the future,” said Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., during a visit to an American Airlines hangar and overhaul base in Missouri.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius waves as she gets ready to address the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Sebelius used her time on the national stage Tuesday to attack Republican candidate John McCain's "country club economics." Sebelius blasts McCain’s “country club economics”
8:00 p.m., August 26, 2008 Updated 9:38 p.m. in print edition on 7A
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says Democrat Barack Obama embodies the Kansas state motto, ad astra per aspera, or “to the stars through difficulties.”

All stories

The school year caught in a flash
One yearbook picture defines one entire grade level
August 26, 2008
It’s day two of yearbook photos at West Junior High School.
Eye on Kansas
Whether or not they always agree with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kansans can be proud of the positive attention she has brought to our state.
August 26, 2008 in print edition on A9
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will not be the Democratic nominee for vice president, but the national attention she has received in recent weeks is a compliment both to the governor and the state that elected her.
More colleges retiring cafeteria trays
Goal is to save on water use
August 26, 2008 in print edition on B9
Crammed on middle linebacker Derek Walker’s plate are beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, spinach and a roll.