Archive for Sunday, August 31, 2008

Also from August 31

On the street
Photo galleries
Behind the Lens: Images from '76 Republican National Convention 2008 Fall Art events KU in Canada: Day 1 Bob Timmons Invitational Cross Country meet
Who gets the KU football team's game ball for Week 1?

Poll results

Response Percent
Daymond Patterson
Dezmon Briscoe
Todd Reesing
Alonso Rojas
Phillip Strozier
Total 826

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
KU's Kerry Meier turns upfield after catching a pass Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 during the Jayhawks' 40-10 victory against Florida International at Memorial Stadium. Briscoe’s 3 TDs lead KU to 40-10 victory over FIU
10:09 a.m., August 30, 2008 Updated 2:16 a.m.
Jayhawks open season with blowout win.
6:00 a.m.
Young Jayhawk fans dance on top of a car before Kansas University's first football game of the season Saturday in Memorial Stadium. Cars were filling the stadium's parking lots Saturday afternoon before KU played against Florida International on Saturday night. The Jayhawks won 40-10 in front of a record crowd of 52,112 fans. Fans kick up heels for season’s kickoff
August 31, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Let’s be realistic - the last Kansas football season was a magical year, said Nick Hosler, 29. “You’re not going to go 12-and-1 every year,” he said from his tailgate spot, dubbed “Camp Mangino,” before the season kickoff at Memorial Stadium. KU’s Orange Bowl victory in January concluded what Heather Hice, a Kansas University graduate, called “a perfect season.”
10:00 a.m.
Ann House, who works in the city Utilities Department, is one of several city employees who have a city vehicle  in their possession at all times. House responded to a customer's call on a waterline concern on Thursday. Taking their work (vehicles) home with them
August 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
This is Lawrence’s other public transit system. Sure, everyone knows the city operates the T, a system of buses that travel around the city from stop to stop. And yes, the city operates a para-transit service that provides door-to-door service for the elderly and disabled. But city taxpayers also are paying the bill for a third system, albeit a much smaller and more exclusive one. It is powered by trucks and sedans, has 33 riders a day and takes city employees from home to work. It is the city’s take-home-vehicle system.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.A large and diverse student body can lead to many strange and unusual theories, papers and correspondence in the course of academic life. Some swing so far off base that they are sometimes called Ã'crackpot files,à and often leave professors either chuckling à or scratching their heads. The truth isn’t in here: KU professors keep ‘crackpot files’
August 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The whole William Shakespeare thing is a sham. Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, was the real man behind the quill. Lump this in with Richard Hardin’s group of theories, student papers or correspondence so far off the academic beaten path that they bear repeating. Sometimes called “crackpot files,” they often leave professors chuckling - or scratching their heads.

All stories

KU basketball defeats Ottawa, 95-60
Jayhawks complete exhibition trip to Canada with victory
06:18 p.m., August 31, 2008 Updated 09:24 p.m.
Jayhawks complete exhibition trip to Canada with victory
Maine artist creates HOPE image decades after LOVE
Proceeds of new artwork going to Obama campaign
August 31, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Maine artist who brought LOVE to the world is doing the same with HOPE.
Key position
Lawrence school officials need to conduct an aggressive search for a new superintendent, but they should keep in mind that the best person for the job won’t necessarily be from far away.
August 31, 2008 in print edition on B6
The announced retirement of Lawrence School Supt. Randy Weseman at the end of the current school year will leave some big shoes to fill.
Ex-Chief Allen happy with his new home
Defensive end says Vikings ‘one of the best teams in the NFL
August 31, 2008 in print edition on C10
When Jared Allen found out the Vikings were interested in trading for him, he became excited. Really excited.