Archive for Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Also from August 27

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Douglas County Extension Demonstration Gardens Canning food
Podcasts
Polls
Kansas University is banning backpacks from home football games, an effort to comply with Homeland Security restrictions. Do you support the ban?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
54%
No.
 
40%
Not sure.
 
4%
Total 810
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.”
6:00 a.m.
Roger Bartels, who works for the Kansas University Athletics Department, sweeps the floors of Memorial Stadium on Tuesday in preparation for this Saturday's football game, when the Jayhawks will play Florida International University. KU, city team up for free game-day parking, shuttle
August 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
KU football fans looking to avoid confusion with on-campus parking lots, on-the-hill construction and any remaining road detours can turn to a new option for game-day parking beginning Saturday. Park and ride, for free, from downtown Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Irene Hain has been canning since she was old enough to hold a wooden spoon. Hain strains tomatoes through her grandmother's colander and cooks them in a water bath on a small stove her husband built for her in the garage. Canning is an effective and money-saving way to make summer produce last into the cooler-weather months. Put a lid on it: Fight rising food costs by exploring art of canning
August 27, 2008 in print edition on 1C
You’ve got tomatoes coming out of your ears. Okra, peppers and cucumbers, too, in a cornucopia of late summer produce. Now what? You could eat vegetables until you sprout roots, but most likely, you’ll still see a few, if not more, die a wilting death waiting to get on your plate. Or you could take that bounty and prepare it the way Irene Hain has been her whole life: in a jar.
5:00 p.m.
J.D. Loudabarger, assistant athletic director for event management, works Wednesday under the sun removing the old numbers from the wheelchair-accessible platform seats so they may be renumbered. Various crews have been busy working in and around Memorial Stadium in preparation for Saturday's home-opener against Florida International. KU football fans to pay more for pregame fun
August 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The cost of tailgating in a campus parking lot is going up faster than Todd Reesing’s anticipated passing yardage.A space in the lone on-campus, tailgate-friendly lot designated for parking by people outside the Williams Educational Fund - lot 90, east across Naismith Drive from Allen Fieldhouse - will cost $20 this season, up from zero a year ago.

All stories

Clean start
A cleanup day doesn’t solve all of the Amtrak train depot’s problems, but it’s a worthy start.
August 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
One sure way to show that you really believe in something is to be willing to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Favre might sit out Jets’ preseason finale
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B5
Grab a cap and a clipboard, Brett. It appears you’ll be sitting this one out.