Archive for Friday, October 17, 2008

Also from October 17

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Seabury finishes first season with win KU basketball media day
Podcasts
Polls
What's the temperature of excitement over the KU men's basketball team heading into tonight Late Night festivities?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sizzling: I can’t wait to see the Jayhawks tonight.
 
37%
Cold: I couldn’t care less.
 
25%
Lukewarm: I’ll get excited when the season starts.
 
19%
Medium: I’m looking forward to seeing the new players.
 
17%
Total 607
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A feline wanders along the sidewalk near New York and 12th streets on Thursday. Recent reports of cat mutilations have cat owners and the police department scrambling for answers, despite little evidence of who, or what, is responsible. Animal blamed for most recent cat killing
October 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
An animal could be responsible for some of the recent cat mutilations in Lawrence, police said Thursday.
6:00 a.m.
Joe Bradshaw, a Lawrence resident who owns Joe the Plumber LLC, said Wednesday night's presidential debate was a popular topic the following day. Joe the Plumber goes with the flow
October 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s Joe the Plumber fixed a urinal at Z’s Espresso on Thursday. So much for fame. One day after the two men who hope to be president spent a good deal of Wednesday evening’s presidential debate talking about Joe the Plumber, Lawrence resident Joe Bradshaw spent a good part of Thursday talking about them.
10:00 a.m.
A section of 18th Street west of Maine Street is closed to vehicular traffic, improving the safety in the neighborhood. The street can be opened to allow traffic quicker exits from games at Allen Fieldhouse. The road surface, visible beyond the removable yellow poles, is a concrete lattice that allows grass to grow through holes. Neighbors support 18th Street closure near Allen Fieldhouse
October 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The temporary barriers are gone. The signs are gone. The pavement’s gone. In their place along 18th Street is a new concrete lattice, one strong enough to support the weight of hundreds of cars, vans and SUVs leaving after a Kansas University basketball game, but open enough to allow new grass to grow, bicycles to pass through and neighbors to rest easy.
2:00 p.m.
The passenger rail station is being cleaned and repaired by Depot Redux, Lawrence Moderns and other volunteers. Depot restoration plans hit roadblock
October 16, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Hopes of purchasing and restoring Lawrence’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe train depot will have to follow a different track than once envisioned.
3:25 p.m.
Online chat
State Board of Education candidate Carolyn Campbell to chat
October 17, 2008
Carolyn Campbell, a Topeka Democrat running for State Senate, will chat with LJWorld.com users.
3:25 p.m.
Online chat
State Board of Education candidate Carolyn Campbell to chat
October 17, 2008
Carolyn Campbell, a Topeka Democrat running for State Senate, will chat with LJWorld.com users.
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. Transit merger may take slower route
October 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A full-fledged merger of the city and Kansas University bus systems may be delayed - or less likely to happen - following a new agreement that city commissioners could approve on Tuesday.

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