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Teepee Junction
In general, were you happy with Tuesday's election results?

Poll results

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Erika Hane, Megan Vaniman and Michaela Ayers celebrate along with a sea of Democratic supporters inside Abe and Jake's Landing on Nov. 4, 2008, as Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) jumps to an early lead in the presidential elections. Obama wins presidency
10:02 p.m., November 4, 2008 Updated 11:57 p.m.
Cheering, screaming and weeping with joy, an estimated 50,000 Barack Obama supporters welcomed his election Tuesday night in a delirious victory celebration in the senator’s hometown. Many had crammed into Grant Park to be a part of something that would be remembered for generations.
6:00 a.m.
Voters take to the polls at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 802 West 22nd Street Terrace, on Tuesday.  More than 65 people had cast their vote by 8 a.m. at the 28th voting precinct in Lawrence. Douglas County voter turnout falls below prediction
November 4, 2008
The 62 percent Douglas County turnout in Tuesday’s election also lagged behind the 76 percent of registered voters who showed up at the polls for the 2004 presidential election. But Douglas County election officials said they were still pleased with the more than 51,000 people who went to the polls or cast advance ballots. “It’s still a great turnout,” Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said.
11:09 a.m.
Thellman, Flory win Douglas County Commission seats
November 4, 2008
Democrat Nancy Thellman and Republican Jim Flory have won the two seats on the Douglas County Commission. In the 2nd District race, Thellman, of rural Lawrence, defeated Republican David L. Brown, a Vinland-area farmer and rancher and retired Douglas County Sheriff’s officer. Flory, a former Douglas County district attorney and lifetime county resident, defeated Democrat Ken Grotewiel, a former Wichita-area legislator who moved to Lawrence about a year ago.
2:00 p.m.
Marci Francisco, left, and Nancy Thellman visit at a Democratic gathering Tuesday at Maceli's, 1031 N.H. Francisco, the Democratic incumbent defeated challenger Scott Morgan to remain in the 2nd District Senate seat. Thellman defeated Republican David Brown for a Douglas County Commission seat. Francisco breezes to re-election in Kansas Senate
November 4, 2008 in print edition on 6A
State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, on Tuesday easily won re-election to a second four-year term, fending off a challenge from Republican Scott Morgan.
6:00 p.m.
Cliff McDonald, 83, walks past a childhood memory, the Teepee Junction located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 24-59 and 24-40. McDonald is refurbishing the structure his father acquired in 1935. At Teepee Junction, landmark and memories refreshed
November 5, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Teepee Junction - known as a place for Kansas University students to party - is being refurbished.

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Campbell wins State Board of Education race
Democrat beats Republican candidate Meissner by 10 percent
November 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
Democrat Carolyn Campbell, considered a moderate, defeated Republican Robert Meissner in the State Board of Education District 4 race.
Chiefs’ 1-7 record defies turnover margin
Kansas City leads the league with 11 forced fumbles and is second with 18 total takeaways
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
Based on the supposedly sacred takeaway/giveway margin that so many coaches swear by, Herm Edwards and his youthful Kansas City Chiefs should be barreling toward the postseason, trampling everyone in their path.
Pelini attempts to tone down temper
Coach admits sideline behavior hinders image of program
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Bo Pelini knows he needs to cool it. The first-year Nebraska coach acknowledged his volatile sideline demeanor is casting a negative light on himself and the program.
NBA roundup
November 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
¢ Suns 114, Nets 86¢ Mavericks 98, Spurs 81¢ Celtics 103, Rockets 99