Archive for Sunday, October 5, 2008

Also from October 5

On the street
Photo galleries
1927 Moodie Road fire Haskell football vs. Lincoln University
Stores are already stocking Christmas decorations and gifts. Have you already started your Christmas shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
Please be serious, I haven’t even bought Halloween candy yet.
Total 821

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Deanell Tacha Judge’s service yields federal honors
October 4, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Even though a U.S. Supreme Court justice had to scrap most of his speech and speak off the cuff, there were still plenty of Deanell Tacha stories to go around Friday evening. The Lawrence resident and 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals judge accepted one of the most prestigious awards for a federal judge in front of 250 people at the Dole Institute of Politics, including her friend Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
6:00 a.m.
Retailers debate impact of sales tax
October 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
City Manager David Corliss stands in front of the crowd and tugs on the lapel of his suit jacket - David Letterman style - and delivers his now-standard line about the city’s proposed 0.55 percent sales tax increase. “When Corliss goes and buys another $100 suit, it will cost me an extra 55 cents,” Corliss says at a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Thus far, the line is drawing a laugh - and for the most part - a nod of agreement.
10:00 a.m.
Tammy Ziesenis, left, welcomes her son, Sid Pastor III, home from his third tour of duty in Iraq on Saturday during a celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 in Lawrence. The surprise party for Pastor, a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force, was also a reception and welcoming for his new wife, Nikki Pastor. Family surprises airman returning from Iraq
October 5, 2008 in print edition on 1B
For the past three years, Tammy Ziesenis feels like all she’s done is wait for her son. Her cell phone was always by her side as she waited for a call. She just never knew when she’d hear from him - Sid Pastor III, 26, who was serving his third tour in Iraq in three years. “Always waiting,” she said. “Always waiting to hear. Always wanting to know that he’s okay.” His last tour had her and other family members more on edge.
6:00 p.m.
Pumpkins large and small catch the attention of Savannah Nelson, 11 months old, as she wanders through a field of the gourds Saturday at Lawrence Landscape, 1185 N. 1250 Road. Lawrence Landscape was one of many area farms that were host to the Kaw Valley Farm Tour on Saturday. Farm tours enchant all age groups
October 5, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Saturday was a beautiful fall day. The sun was shining, breeze blowing, leaves changing colors, and the pumpkins - well, they were flying. Actually, they were being chucked into a pond at Lawrence Landscape, one of the 15 farm stops for people on the fourth annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour, which continues today. “It’s hilarious,” said Pamela Brown, of Topeka.

All stories

October 5, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s top-selling literature.
The Game
October 5, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: The Game by Priscilla McKinney.
Onus on McCain to turn race around
GOP candidate expected to attack more to try to keep Obama from pulling away
October 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
One month before Election Day, Barack Obama sits atop battleground polls in a shrinking playing field, the economic crisis is breaking his way and he has made progress toward winning the White House.