Archive for Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU volleyball vs. Texas A&M Katherine Cook's life moves on A Lawrence original
Podcasts
Polls
Who is your favorite player to watch on KU's defense?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Rivera
 
31%
Darrell Stuckey
 
28%
Joe Mortensen
 
20%
James Holt
 
9%
Jake Laptad
 
5%
Chris Harris
 
2%
Justin Thornton
 
2%
Other
 
0%
Total 203
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kent Smalter, center, who has ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, talks about his new leg braces and how they enable him to walk more. From left, at Smalter's home, are KU senior Brandon Hidaka; Angela Nascimento, Smalter's partner; and KU senior Michael Jaquay. Hidaka and Jaquay are members of SALSA, a group that helps people with ALS. Student group devotes time and energy to helping those with Lou Gehrig’s disease
October 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Angela Nascimento helps feed and dress 57-year-old Kent Smalter every day.That’s because her partner of 11 years has ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s a neurological disease that causes progressive muscular atrophy.
2:00 p.m.
Merits of sales taxes for transit debated
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County typically doesn’t support sales taxes because they’re seen as regressive, said Carrie Lindsey, president of the league. But for public transportation, the league will make an exception. The organization has long supported public transportation, citing it is as an essential city service, Lindsey said.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas fans go wild against North Carolina in the first half on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Sporting News ranks Lawrence at No. 15 for best sports city
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s the year in sports that keeps on giving.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior Lauren Keith, center, hoists a Nader and Gonzalez '08 sign as independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader takes the stage for a rally Thursday at Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.. Nader spoke with contempt for Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama and the recent bailout. Left of Keith is Wichita resident Elijah Moore, and to the right are KU juniors Bryan Dykman, Westwood, and senior Nick Mangiaracina, Lenexa. Fans flock to Nader rally
October 9, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader in Lawrence called Congress “cowardly” Thursday for passing last week’s $700 billion financial bailout bill. “Wall Street stuffed Washington into the barrel and rolled it,” he said during a speech at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

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