Archive for Sunday, October 12, 2008

Also from October 12

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On the street
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How much extra will I pay?
Should homeless shelters be allowed to open near residential neighborhoods in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 1110

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Sarah Madden leads a group of demonstrators in a chant denouncing the recent bailout Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 outside U.S. Bank at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Bailout spurs protest
October 11, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s time to get angry and make some noise about the bailout plan, a Lawrence protest organizer said Friday. Dave Strano, 27, helped plan a demonstration in front of U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets to voice frustrations and call attention to the $700 billion economic bailout plan signed into law on Oct. 3. Protests to the bailout plan have sprouted up across the U.S.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas fans at KU's Memorial Stadium. Coach’s plea to end chant ignored
October 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University students love their football coach, but that doesn’t mean they listen to him any better than they listen to their parents.
10:00 a.m.
Shannon Murphy, Lawrence, has a license plate that displays the years of Kansas University's three national basketball championships. Vanity plates show LUV4KU
October 12, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Shannon Murphy rambles around town with a vanity license plate - 5288N08 - that no one else can claim, celebrating Kansas University’s national basketball championships in 1952, 1988 and, of course, 2008.The lifelong Jayhawk fan wouldn’t mind struggling to come up with a way to squeeze a 2009 onto her seven-digit metal placard of mobility.
2:00 p.m.
Tax calculations
October 12, 2008 in print edition on 1A
What the heck is fifty-five hundredths of a percent? Voters may be struggling with that question as they go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide the fate of three sales tax questions that would increase the sales tax rate in the city by that amount. The answer varies. Sometimes fifty-five hundreds of a percent amounts to a few cents. Sometimes it amounts to a few dollars. It all depends, of course, on what you buy and how often you buy it.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University junior Lauren Ruiz, Lenexa, grabs hold of the overhead handles along with other KU students on a packed Park and Ride bus Wednesday. KU is considering a merger with the T system, but it will have to postpone a decision until it knows the results of the November sales tax vote that proposes an increase to fund the city's transit system. KU transit spins its wheels awaiting proposed T merger
October 12, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s a time of change for the Kansas University bus system. After taking on an influx of new riders this semester, the system will have to deal with additional changes pending the results of a sales tax vote in November.

All stories

The Maple Leaf
October 12, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: The Maple Leaf by Betty Laird
October 12, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling non-fiction and fiction literature.