Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Who won the presidential debate Wednesday night?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 1388
What is your prediction for KU's football game this Saturday against Oklahoma?

Poll results

Response Percent
OU wins by 21+
OU wins by 14-20
Oklahoma wins by 8-13
Oklahoma wins by 1-7
Total 0
What is your prediction for KU's football game against Oklahoma on Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU wins by 1-7 points
OU wins by 8-13 points
OU wins by 21+ points
OU wins by 14-20 points
KU wins by 8-13 points
OU wins by 1-7 points
KU wins by 21+ points
KU wins by 14-20 points
Total 1005
What time of the day do you normally exercise?

Poll results

Response Percent
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
I don’t exercise
5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Total 786

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Annette Bloch and Bob Page, president and CEO of Kansas University Hospital, smile following Bloch's announcement of a $20 million donation to the hospital's cancer services.   Blochs donate $20 million to KU Hospital’s cancer services
October 14, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Civic leader and philanthropist Annette Bloch announced a $20 million donation to Kansas University Hospital’s cancer services on Tuesday.
6:00 a.m.
KU to disband School of Fine Arts, establish new school, departments
1:14 p.m., October 14, 2008 Updated 5:07 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts is set to become the School of Music, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
2:00 p.m.
What would you ask if you were the moderator?
October 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will take the stage for one more debate at 8 p.m. today at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. This is the last chance before the Nov. 4 election that voters can see both candidates in the same place talking about the issues. On Tuesday, we hit Massachusetts Street to ask Lawrence residents and visitors what burning question they want McCain and Obama to answer.
6:00 p.m.
John Brierly, father of Langston Hughes third-grader Maggie Brierly, left, and participant in Langston Hughes' Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) program, talks around the lunch table with his daughter, her classmate Isabelle Royce, right, and others Wednesday in the school cafeteria. The Watch D.O.G.S. program, which is in its third year at Langston Hughes, involves fathers in the classroom and other daily happenings at school to assist with school work and to help create a safer environment. Lawrence schools program puts dads in the classroom
October 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Every dog has his day and Wednesday was John Brierly’s day. He volunteered for Watch D.O.G.S., Dads of Great Students, at Langston Hughes School. The program gets dads in the classroom to help with anything teachers might need.
11:05 p.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, and Republican candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, face off during a presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Wednesday. At right is moderator Bob Schieffer. McCain, Obama get tough, personal in final debate
October 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
John McCain assailed Barack Obama’s character and his campaign positions on taxes, abortion and more Wednesday night, hoping to turn their final presidential debate into a launching pad for a political comeback. “You didn’t tell the American people the truth,” he said.

All stories

Two banks enter into merger talks
CornerBank, Emprise Bank both have Lawrence branches
11:26 a.m., October 15, 2008 Updated 05:33 p.m. in print edition on A3
As financial institutions across the country deal with turmoil, two Kansas banks with Lawrence ties announced Wednesday that they are in merger talks.
New report: Lawrence students perform well in reading, math
Southwest Junior High achieves a standard of excellence in all categories
11:01 a.m., October 15, 2008 Updated 02:15 p.m. in print edition on A3
When it comes to reading and math, most Lawrence public schools are excellent, according to the Kansas Department of Education.
Gonzalez staying put
Chiefs fail to trade Pro Bowl tight end
October 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tony Gonzalez is staying in Kansas City.