Archive for Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Also from October 8

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Free State volleyball vs. Hayden Free State soccer vs. Olathe South
Podcasts
Polls
Should Kansas University football fans stop yelling an obscene chant after kickoffs?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
54%
They should change the chant to something more family-friendly.
 
23%
No.
 
21%
Total 1446
Are you registered to vote in November?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
91%
No.
 
7%
I’m not old enough.
 
1%
Total 758
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Rose Naughtin, second from left, a senior at Free State High School, has had two heart transplants. In June, the Dream Factory granted her wish to study abroad in Oxford, England. Oxford dream granted to Lawrence teen who had heart transplants
October 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
By the time Rose Naughtin, second from left above, was 12, she was on her third heart. Today, five years after her second heart transplant, the 17-year-old Free State High School senior is looking forward to college and is reflecting on a dream trip.
6:00 a.m.
Shannon Craft, left, a Kansas University sophomore from Lawrence, and Kara Hudson, a junior from Wichita, register to vote on Tuesday at the Kansas Union. Voter registration has soared in Douglas County as the Nov. 4 general election approaches. Voter registration soars
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Interest in the November general election appears to be at a fever pitch. And fewer than two weeks from the Kansas registration deadline, election officials expect the number of registered voters to keep climbing. Since the August primary, more than 2,200 new voters have registered here. “This week, it’s exponentially increased,” Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said.
10:00 a.m.
Diana Rhoades, left, a client at Cottonwood Inc., is escorted by Jimmy Parente, driver of a T-Lift paratransit service bus, as Rhoades heads to work Tuesday. Rhodes is one of 82 people served by Cottonwood who depend on the T service to get to and from work. Cottonwood clients fear loss of paratransit service
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Those light-blue signs sprouting in yards in Lawrence - Vote YES Transit! 2 & 3 - feature a drawing of a full-sized bus to get their point across, but folks from Cottonwood Industries are focusing their attention on the T system’s smaller, airport shuttle-sized vehicles as the Nov. 4 election approaches.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University football fans cheer during the Jayhawks' early-season victory against Louisiana-Monroe at Memorial Stadium. Sales of athletic apparel is big business in Lawrence, both from licensed and unlicensed vendors. Being able to tell the difference is at the heart of a lawsuit that pits Kansas Athletics Inc. versus Joe-College.com. Mangino at center of drive to silence obscene chant at KU football games
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will ask football fans this week to stop yelling an obscene chant after kickoffs.

All stories

Putin the judo master now on DVD
October 8, 2008 in print edition on C10
Vladimir Putin is out on video as a judo master.
Christmas already?
Retailers are hoping for a strong holiday season, but shoppers should try to avoid a financial holiday hangover.
October 8, 2008 in print edition on A9
Wow, is it Christmas already? It used to be that the Christmas shopping didn’t get into full swing until after Thanksgiving. Now, Christmas merchandise is hitting the shelves at about the same time as Halloween costumes.