Archive for Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lead stories

9:03 a.m.
Paul Schneider, night consultant for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, waits to cross Massachusetts Street on Oct. 11 to enforce fire safety codes regarding the line outside the Granada, 1020 Mass. The fire department makes a regular pub crawl to ensure fire codes are being followed so that the venues remain safe for patrons. Fire department checks out bar scene
November 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s a crisp fall Saturday night, a few hours after the Kansas University football team won its matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes. Downtown is transforming from a celebratory dinner crowd to a group that’s ready to party. As Lawrence firefighter Paul Schneider makes his rounds - first cruising down Massachusetts Street, then out to Sixth Street to swing by Cadillac Ranch, next across Iowa Street to check on Club Axis and finally down to the student-saturated bars at Ohio and 14th streets - he makes a few predictions.
10:00 a.m.
Hillcrest School sixth-graders, from left, Jay Xayasaeng, of Laos, Sebastian Joseph and Alex Mwithiga, of Kenya, work through transformational geometry Thursday at the school, 1045 Hilltop Drive. Many international students make up the student body. ESL school excels in variety
November 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
When Shabina Kavimandan first entered Hillcrest School six years ago, she was immediately drawn to something near and dear to her heart: The Indian flag. “The first thing I saw was the flag of my country, and a huge map of all the kids from around the world,” said Kavimandan, an English-as-a-Second-Language coach at Hillcrest, 1045 Hilltop Drive. “At that moment, my heart was sold to this country.”
2:00 p.m.
A KU Navy ROTC member stands at attention on Saturday at KU's Vietnam War Memorial. ROTC members stood post at all three war memorials on campus as part of a 24-hour vigil honoring Veterans Day. Solemn vigil for war veterans
November 8, 2008 in print edition on 1B
For Stephanie Koenig, Veterans Day is sacred. She helped organize a weekend vigil. She visited war memorials on the KU campus. But the KU junior, a cadet 1st lieutenant in the Air Force ROTC program, said most Americans view the holiday a bit differently.

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Best-sellers
November 9, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling literature.
Tears for Peace
November 9, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Tears for Peace by Andrea Sunny.
Chargers cautious despite Chiefs’ record
Tomlinson can’t forget Kansas City’s victory in San Diego last season
November 9, 2008 in print edition on C9
On paper, a home game against the lowly Kansas City Chiefs appears to be just what the slumping San Diego Chargers need.
Bulls’ Hinrich might miss three months
Ex-Jayhawk needs surgery for torn ligament in thumb
November 9, 2008 in print edition on C10
Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich needs surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss up to three months.