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What grade would you give Lawrence school district Superintendent Randy Weseman, who on Thursday announced his retirement?

Poll results

Response Percent
A
 
25%
C
 
20%
B
 
20%
D
 
16%
F
 
16%
Total 778
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kellam D. Jones, 16, as pictured in a 2006 yearbook photo from Central Junior High School. Attorney requests Del. Street shooting suspect be tried as juvenile
August 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
During a Thursday morning hearing, prosecutors said a botched robbery for drugs and money at an east Lawrence home resulted in the June 7 death of a 20-year-old Baker University student and one 18-year-old robbery suspect. But Craig Stancliffe, a defense attorney for Kellam D. Jones, hopes to convince District Judge Michael Malone that Jones should be tried as a juvenile in the case.
12:30 a.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applauds before giving his acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Obama accepts nod
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the “broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush” Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation’s first black president.
6:00 a.m.
Supporters of Barack Obama, from left, Katrina Connor, Don Low and Diane Low, all of Lawrence, applaud as the Illinois senator is introduced Thursday during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Hundreds of local Obama supporters gathered at a party at Liberty Hall to see him accept his party's presidential nomination. Jubilant supporters fill Liberty Hall
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 8A
As Barack Obama took to the stage Thursday night in Denver to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Liberty Hall was filled with hundreds of his Lawrence supporters along with their deafening sounds of jubilation. The Douglas County Democratic Party played host to a watch party for people to celebrate together history in the making.
10:00 a.m.
Recycling effort at KU football games boosts charities
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When KU wins, local charities win. That’s the game plan for folks at Cans for the Community, an organization whose members line up in parking lots, streets and yards near Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium in search of aluminum cans for recycling.
2:00 p.m.
Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivers her speech as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., introduces her as his Vice Presidential running mate Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. AP: McCain taps Alaska governor as VP running mate
9:50 a.m., August 29, 2008 Updated 12:40 p.m.
John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence's Climate Protection Task Force is looking at Kansas City, Mo., for some ideas on ways to be more green in city development. One notable project in KCMO near 12th and Walnut Streets is a green roof on top of a three-floor parking garage. Pictured at  bottom left of center is a grass park area and at bottom right an area recently planted with a sedum ground cover. Kansas City gaining reputation as green city; Lawrence to study its efforts
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas City is known for its barbecue, jazz, fountains and Royals baseball. It’s increasingly becoming known for its efforts to be green. The National Geographic Green Guide ranked it 25th out of all 251 metropolitan areas with populations of at least 100,000, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council.

All stories

Wal-Mart in west Lawrence rising quickly
August 29, 2008
After years of legal and political wrangling, the city’s newest Wal-Mart is quickly rising from the ground in west Lawrence.
KU cross country team opens 2008 season on Saturday
August 29, 2008
The Kansas cross country team opens the 2008 season on Saturday.
Lawrence drivers get paid for buckling up
August 29, 2008
It was a lucky day for some drivers, but a different story for those caught without their seatbelts on.
Friday, August 29 weather at 10 p.m.
August 29, 2008
The forecast for Saturday, August 30 calls for a high of 88 with a low around 54.
Lawrence resident in New Orleans ready to help if disaster strikes
August 29, 2008
With Hurricane Gustav churning in the Gulf of Mexico, a Lawrence man is there to lend a hand in case disaster strikes.
Motorcycle accident closes eastbound lane on K-10
August 29, 2008
A motorcycle accident on Kansas Highway 10 in Johnson County, a mile east of Kill Creek Road, has squeezed eastbound traffic to one lane, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department said.
Woman accused of biting KU police officer
04:09 p.m., August 29, 2008 Updated 04:42 p.m. in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman was arrested after biting a police officer, in a criminal case that spanned two Kansas University sports venues, police said.
Kansas City gaining reputation as green city; Lawrence to study its efforts
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Kansas City is known for its barbecue, jazz, fountains and Royals baseball. It’s increasingly becoming known for its efforts to be green. The National Geographic Green Guide ranked it 25th out of all 251 metropolitan areas with populations of at least 100,000, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita dean stepping down to teach
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B3
During a faculty meeting, S. Edwards Dismuke said he was going to focus on teaching.
City recycling rate surpasses national average
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
A new report has found that Lawrence’s recycling rate is above the national average, thanks in large part to collection efforts by the private sector.
Report recommends Judges Malone and Martin be retained
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Douglas County District Judges Paula Martin and Michael Malone should be retained by voters in November, according to state government report cards released Friday.
On the road: AAA anticipates trips close to home this weekend
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Don’t expect to see as many out-of-state license plates joining you on the road this Labor Day weekend.
Palin’s rise to VP candidate caps meteoric rise
10:01 a.m., August 29, 2008 Updated 11:42 a.m.
In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender.
AP: McCain taps Alaska governor as VP running mate
09:50 a.m., August 29, 2008 Updated 12:40 p.m.
John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
US rolls with the punches
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
California is another country. You wake up in the morning and New York is already on its first coffee, and the first scandal has broken in Washington, one more Republican crony caught with his hand in the honey pot. It all feels very far away.
Chiefs beat Rams (reserves)
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
So what if it was all against the second team? The Kansas City Chiefs were badly in need of a confidence boost, and that’s exactly what they’ll take out of Thursday night’s 21-17 victory over a collection of St. Louis reserves.
Former Boeing worker charged with bomb threats to executives
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B12
Federal authorities say they found more than 100 guns at the home of a former Boeing Co. worker charged with sending bomb threats to some of the company’s top executives.
College president resigns after photo
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
An Iowa community college president stepped down less than a week after a photo was published appearing to show him pouring beer into a young woman’s mouth.
Chiefs to sell naming rights
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to sell naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.
Stars’ should rethink casting
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
Amy Sedaris, Kim Kardashian and Brian Regan appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” (10:35 p.m., CBS). Earlier this week, ABC announced that Kardashian would join the talent on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” beginning Sept. 23.
Rec calendar
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B5
A list of recreational sporting activities in and around Lawrence.
People in the news
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ David Duchovny in rehab for sex addiction¢ Lohan lashes out at father on blog¢ Yearwood brushes off emergency landing¢ Rapper DMX pleads out Florida drug case¢ Studio offers ‘Valkyrie’ extras settlement
KU’s Little working with bigs
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
Mario Little has been working out with Kansas University’s ‘bigs’ during pre-Canada-trip basketball practice sessions. Those in the know say the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder out of Chipola (Fla.) Community College has fared well inside in the absence of 6-9 Markieff Morris and 6-8 Marcus Morris, who have yet to be cleared for practice by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Boeing sends machinists final offer
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Boeing Co. delivered a final contract offer to its union machinists Thursday that it said would boost pay by 11 percent on average over three years, the latest effort by the airplane maker to avoid a strike that could cost it millions of dollars a day.
Pool season to end; dogs swim Tuesday
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
Monday is the last day to soak up the sun and splash around at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky.
Recycling effort at KU football games boosts charities
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
When KU wins, local charities win. That’s the game plan for folks at Cans for the Community, an organization whose members line up in parking lots, streets and yards near Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium in search of aluminum cans for recycling.
Aide arrested in tie to recent bombings
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
U.S. forces have arrested a deputy of Ahmad Chalabi, who was once the Bush administration’s favorite Iraqi politician, and implicated him in bombings that killed Americans and Iraqis, Chalabi and Iraqi government officials said Thursday.
ISU forces 6 turnovers in 44-17 rout of SDSU
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Turnovers weren’t exactly Iowa State’s strong suit last year. The Cyclones turned that around in their season’s opener, converting nearly every South Dakota State miscue into points.
Wild Science’ is coming to KU
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
Larry Martin’s cat could eat your dog. Martin, the curator of vertebrate paleontology at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum, will kick off the museum’s “Wild Science” lecture series on Wednesday. And he wants people to know that Kansas had the largest of all the saber-toothed cats.
Help-wanted nanny ad: ‘My kids are a pain’
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A12
It was an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, a 1,000-word tome beginning, “My kids are a pain.” But it worked, attracting a brave soul who’s never been a nanny before.
Motorcycle tag shortage hits county
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
There is a motorcycle license tag shortage in Kansas, and Douglas County has been caught up in it. The county has a backlog of 22 tags on order from the state, according to the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office.
NIH blocks database over privacy concerns
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
The National Institutes of Health quietly blocked public access to databases of patient DNA profiles after learning of a study that found the genetic information may not be as anonymous as previously believed, the Los Angeles Times has learned.
KU now offers Latino studies minor
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas University is offering a new minor for those interested in how the United States is affected by its growing Hispanic population.
Federal agency issues warning on bassinet
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents and caregivers to immediately stop using a popular brand of bassinet after the death of a second baby attributed to the product. Six major retailers have stopped selling the bassinets.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World of Aug. 29, 1908: “Lawrence is in the middle of the biggest shortage of houses it has experienced in years. All summer, families have been moving in from over the state to bring their children here to be educated and it is practically impossible to find a house for rent or sale in the university district.
Candidates hosting meet-and-greet event
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
David Brown, the Republican District 2 Douglas County Commission candidate, and John Coen, the Republican District 10 Kansas House of Representatives candidate, will host a meet and greet event Sept. 7. The candidates will be available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Vinland Fairgrounds, 3 miles north of Baldwin City.
Hamlet 2’ mocks thespian attitudes
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Dead Poets Society,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” all “great” movies about “great” teachers inspiring their students to achieve great things - all movies referenced lovingly by Steve Coogan’s “inspiring” teacher in “Hamlet 2.” All are slandered mercilessly in this demented profanity of a comedy from “South Park” writer Pam Brady.
Forbes: Merkel tops powerful women list
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
Forbes magazine has rated German Chancellor Angela Merkel world’s most powerful woman for the third year in a row, beating a pair of U.S. officials and a host of business leaders.
Ex-Marine acquitted in killing of Iraqis
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
A former Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a first-of-its-kind federal trial that ended with some of the jurors shaking hands and hugging the defendant and his sobbing mother.
Deciding if your child can go to school alone
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
Tips for deciding whether a child is ready to get to and from school without adult supervision - and how to make the route safer.
Analysts track protein tied to Alzheimer’s in live brains
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C10
Scientists for the first time have peered into people’s brains to directly measure the ebb and flow of a substance notorious for its role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Rivera ready to go
Big Time’ linebacker hopes to live up to nickname
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
They come up with nicknames for guys like Mike Rivera, usually something like Freight Train, The Animal or Mad Dog. Rivera’s no different. In fact, he has more nicknames than most. He has been called The Italian Stallion. That one’s near and dear to his heart. Two years ago, when he let his hair and beard grow wild, they called him Caveman. He still smiles when he hears that one.
Speech touched hearts, local delegate says
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Kansas delegates were wowed by Obama’s speech and the historic nature of the night. “I thought he touched so many issues and he touched so many hearts,” state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, said.
Gulf Coast braces as Gustav nears on Katrina anniversary
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
With Gustav approaching hurricane strength and showing no signs of veering off a track to slam into the Gulf Coast, authorities across the region began laying the groundwork Thursday to get the sick, elderly and poor away from the shoreline.
GPS devices direct police to defendants’ whereabouts
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C10
Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a GPS unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn’t expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too - to help convict him of killing four family members.
Hawker Beechcraft strike to end soon
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Striking machinists at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. accepted a new three-year labor contract Thursday that will get them back to work next week.
Kansans called to Gulf Coast
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B12
Kansans are heading to Mississippi in the coming days to help officials there prepare for Hurricane Gustav.
Diaper saves toddler who fell from window
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C10
A disposable diaper has saved the life of an 18-month-old boy in Sao Paulo, breaking his fall from a third-floor apartment window, officials said Thursday.
An American in Prague
Koufax frontman takes inspiration from years straddling two continents
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
“Co Czech ti Muzikant.” The phrase is a popular one in Prague, explains Robert Suchan. “The Czech music scene is not as hip as a city like Berlin. But they’ve always been a musical people. In fact, they have a saying, ‘Co Czech ti Muzikant,’ which means ‘Every Czech a musician.’” That’s good news for Suchan, the founder and lone constant member of indie-pop act Koufax.
OSU guard suspended
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State point guard Andrea Riley, the Big 12’s top scorer, has been reprimanded and suspended by the NCAA for fighting with an LSU player during the Cowgirls’ final postseason game last season.
Brownback chosen to nominate VP choice
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback has been selected to formally nominate John McCain’s choice for vice president at the Republican National Convention next week.
Urban culture unearthed in Brazil
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Once, about 1,500 years ago, an essentially urban culture existed in what is now jungle settled by scattered tribes, researchers report in today’s edition of the journal Science.
Injury-prone senior has high hopes for final KU volleyball season
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
Natalie Uhart figures she must have been cursed. How else to explain her string of injuries as a collegiate volleyball player?
Commodities
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures finished lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery fell 14.75 cents to $8.11 a bushel; December corn fell 8.25 to $5.8775; December oats dropped 8.5 to $3.60; and November soybeans sank 24 to $13.24.
US defense sources: Afghan civilian deaths were overstated
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
After reviewing a disputed airstrike on a village in Afghanistan, U.S. officials have concluded that the civilian death toll was far lower than claimed by the Afghan government and the U.N., three U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
Coach charged with molesting teen girl
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
A former Lawrence gymnastics coach has been charged in Shawnee County District Court with molesting a teenage girl.
University of Chicago professors decry plans for research institute
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A6
Plans by the University of Chicago to establish a research institute named after legendary free-market economist Milton Friedman have caused an uproar at the school on the city’s South Side.
On the record
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
At least six cars were broken into overnight at Kansas University, the KU Public Safety Office said Thursday. The cars were vandalized primarily on Daisy Hill, but nothing was taken from them, said Capt. Schuyler Bailey, a spokesman.
More headless bodies found
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
In a sign of the spreading violence in Mexico, 11 decapitated bodies were found late Thursday near the colonial city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, officials said.
Government offices to close for holiday
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Board seeks next district superintendent with ‘proven skills’
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A9
As Lawrence school board members prepare to find a replacement for Superintendent Randy Weseman, who announced his retirement Thursday, they know their work is cut out for them. Weseman will have served nine years as superintendent by the time he leaves office June 30, and school board president Craig Grant said Weseman’s intimate knowledge of the community, drawn from 33 years in the district, will be tough to replace.
Industry groups sue over polar bear rule
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A2
Five industry groups have filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department over a rule designed to protect the polar bear.
Salmonella outbreak seems over, CDC says
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A12
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,440 people appears to be over.
Depot future
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Yes, Depot Redux and volunteers from Lawrence Modern are working hard to brighten the long-neglected passenger rail depot in East Lawrence. The city deserves credit, too. The Department of Public Works assisted in the removal of the hundreds of pounds of accumulated sand that hid the original brick parking lot.
Ivanovic ousted at Open
Coin eliminates No. 1 women’s seed
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
Even for the mathematics major from Clemson, it just didn’t add up: How could someone who recently struggled so badly she wanted to quit tennis stay on the court with the No. 1 player in the world?
Painting at Spencer Museum vying to be a wonder of Kansas
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A4
A painting from Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art is a finalist for the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s 8 Wonders of Kansas Art.
Washington White House escalates fight over congressional authority
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Bush administration is raising the stakes in a court fight that could change the balance of power between the White House and Congress. Justice Department lawyers said Wednesday that they will soon ask a federal appeals court not to force the president’s top advisers to comply with congressional subpoenas next month.
Economic rebound unlikely to last
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
The economy pulled out of a dangerous rough patch in the spring, thanks largely to strong exports, but the rebound isn’t expected to last. Economic slowdowns overseas could make exports tail off just as Americans are hunkering down after the bracing impact of rebate checks wanes, plunging the country into another rut later this year.
City soccer teams sport new faces
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Free State High and Lawrence High boys soccer programs enter the 2008 season in similar, yet different, situations. Both are in the middle of rebuilding, the Firebirds with players and the Lions with a coach, and both are unsure how high to raise expectations for the fall season.
NFL Preseason Roundup: Carr leads N.Y. past Pats
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
No Tom Brady. No Eli Manning. New England and New York took no chances with their quarterbacks in their preseason that matched February’s Super Bowl opponents.
National automakers struggle with conflicting safety rules worldwide
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
It seems like an easy solution: Americans are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles, so Ford Motor Co. is bringing over some of the small, gas-sipping cars it’s been selling to Europeans for years.
Biden message must rise above ‘blah’
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
The choice of Joe Biden as candidate for veep made me recall a conversation with him at the 2004 Democratic convention.
Wake Forest crushes Baylor, 41-13
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B7
Riley Skinner goes through stretches where he looks as if he just can’t miss. A pass tucked under a cornerback, another dropped over a linebacker, followed by a mid-range pass down the middle. All of it keeps No. 23 Wake Forest on the move.
National League Roundup: Nats’ Guzman dooms Dodgers
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B8
Cristian Guzman hit for the cycle, and Elijah Dukes had two home runs. Guzman finished the cycle with an RBI triple in the eighth inning off reliever Joe Beimel. He’s the second Washington player to hit for the cycle after Brad Wilkerson did it on April 6, 2005.
Obama accepts nod
Candidate tells crowd he’ll fix Washington
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A1
Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the “broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush” Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation’s first black president.
Pump patrol
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.54 at several locations.
Precious medal
Nigerian’s award upgraded
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
The first thing visitors notice inside Jude Monye’s apartment is the large flat-screen TV resting on a shelf in the living room. It’s not the TV itself that is so intriguing, but rather Monye’s reaction to what is playing on-screen, seemingly in a continuous loop. It’s 2 p.m. on a scorching-hot August afternoon in Lawrence, and Monye has folded his 6-foot-3 frame into a sofa chair to watch the Olympic track races.
American League Roundup: Giambi powers Yanks
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B8
Jason Giambi saved New York, coming off the bench to hit a tying homer in the seventh inning and a game-winning single in the ninth for a victory over Boston. Desperate to get back in the playoff race, New York salvaged the finale of a three-game series and won Boston’s final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium.
Athletics ‘arms race’ still growing
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Many of my friends are college and university presidents, past and present, and our conversations almost always delve into the state of athletics. These individuals are, without question, enlightened men and women who admit that the so-called arms race is not subsiding, not by a long shot.
Jubilant supporters fill Liberty Hall
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A8
As Barack Obama took to the stage Thursday night in Denver to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Liberty Hall was filled with hundreds of his Lawrence supporters along with their deafening sounds of jubilation. The Douglas County Democratic Party played host to a watch party for people to celebrate together history in the making.
Mayer: Pay to park? Please!
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B1
You get all agog about a football team and its prospects, then have a jug of Gatorade dumped on your enthusiasm when facing the perils of parking, which so many Kansas fans have to conquer. With the Jayhawks coming off a 12-1 Orange Bowl season and hopes soaring for 2008, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were simpler ways to get to the stadium and luxuriate? Gets tougher and costlier every year.
Democrats, Catholics at odds
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A11
Democrats have made it a priority to lure more evangelical and Catholic voters from the Republican camp into their own, but the likelihood of success is becoming more problematic given pronouncements by two Catholic archbishops and a decision by the editor of an evangelical Christian magazine.
Putin accuses US of orchestrating conflict in Georgia
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A6
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday of instigating the fighting in Georgia and said he suspects a connection to the U.S. presidential campaign - a contention the White House dismissed as “patently false.”
Don’t fret about closed credit card account
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B11
Several banks are closing dormant credit card accounts, but there are some easy ways for homeowners and buyers to protect against a long-term drop in their overall credit score.
Jayhawk journey
Getting to Kansas University football games probably won’t be half the fun.
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Providing free parking and shuttle service from downtown Lawrence to Memorial Stadium on Kansas University game days is a great idea, but it comes with a certain amount of irony attached.
Water plant stalls beneath NYC
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C10
It requires enough concrete to build a sidewalk from New York to Miami and enough pipe to reach the top of the Empire State Building 140 times over. Workers carved out enough dirt from the ground to fill more than 100,000 dump trucks.
Horoscopes
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B10
You have much to share though could feel tied up by a personal situation this year. Much of your energy will revolve around freeing yourself from this issue. If you are single, you want a change in your domestic life. Just do not take the plunge too fast, OK?
State funding sought for judge position
County agrees to provide money for job in 2009; search under way
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A3
Douglas County’s chief district judge has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to budget for a magistrate judge in Lawrence to help eventually take the place of the county-funded judge pro tem that has been used for several years. Meanwhile, the county has agreed to fund the judge pro tem position for 2009, and the selection process for a new one will mirror the process for appointing new district judges.
Niccum: Googling oneself results in goofy, creepy info
August 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
I heard a tremendous amount of feedback about last week’s column regarding Pandora.com. Most involved how being introduced to the online music service resulted in “my new obsession.” One person even said it “changed my life.” Awesome. Glad to be of help.
Commentary: LPGA’s English rule un-American
August 29, 2008 in print edition on B2
It is hard to say which ideal gets trampled more by the LPGA’s new speak-English-or-you’re-out policy, the spirit of golf or the spirit of America. Either way, the women’s professional golf tour has turned a no-win situation into a big loss.
Chinese policemen clash again with ethnic minority
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A12
Chinese police clashed with members of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority in the far western region of Xinjiang, authorities and an activist said Thursday, the first reported outbreak of violence in the area since two high-profile attacks during the Olympics.