Archive for Monday, October 20, 2008

Also from October 20

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Artistry on a roll KU soccer vs. Francis Marion Senior Pictures
What do you think should be the new kickoff chant?

Poll results

Response Percent
These all make me want to rip my head off.
“Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU!”
“Go … Jayhawks!”
“Right Between the Eyes!”
“Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”
“Make ‘Em Weep!”
Total 1190

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Luther Fuller, 8, and his mother, Brendy Latare, walk Saturday through downtown Lawrence in the White Cane Walk. The Douglas County Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind conducted the walk after White Cane Safety Day on Wednesday. White Cane Walk makes visible the daily challenges of blindness
October 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
About 30 people tied yellow scarves around their arms and strolled down Massachusetts Street in an effort Saturday to educate the community about blindness. “We are demonstrating with our canes and our dogs, the independence and freedom that we have,” said Jim Canaday, vice president of the Douglas County Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. “We are out among the people, the public. We give them a chance to see us.”
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior David Hammer, 22, of Leawood, will graduate in December with a degree in business management. Hammer is thankful he is going directly into graduate school so he will avoid a difficult, immediate job search. Most graduates expect greater degree of difficulty finding a job
October 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When it comes to the current job market, “cautious” seems to be the buzz word. Employers are expected to be frugal with new hires, and college seniors graduating in December are reticent to start the job hunt. “The outlook is definitely worse,” said David Byrd-Stadler, employer relations coordinator for Kansas University’s School of Business, of the current job market. “It’s not doom and gloom, but you’re also not going to fall into a job,” he said.
10:00 a.m.
Bridget Bowan, left, and Laura Lutz, both of Topeka, talk with fair-goers about compact florescent light bulbs Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at the Energy Conservation Fair at Free State High School. Energy fair, tour offer ideas to maximize homes’ efficiency
October 20, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When those first high heating bills arrive this winter, Russ Rudy knows some places homeowners can point fingers. Try the sliding glass door. “It’s essentially 72 square feet of very little R value,” Rudy said, referring to the window’s thermal resistance. “The fact is most of us don’t really use the full 72 feet to see the view anyway, so it’s a huge energy waster that in my view doesn’t give us enough aesthetic value to justify the heat loss.”
2:00 p.m.
How smart is your pet?
October 20, 2008
Don’t question Plato’s intelligence, and not just because he was a philosopher and mathematician. The furry, slobbering version of Plato isn’t stupid, either. That’s the name Alex Reith and McKenzie Waters chose when they brought home their chocolate laborador puppy. Reith is a philosophy student at Kansas University, so the couple grabbed one of his textbooks to find a name for their new dog.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
U.S. Senate candidate Jim Slattery chats about November election
October 20, 2008
Jim Slattery chats about his race for the U.S. Senate seat. Slattery, a former U.S. Representative and a Democrat is trying to unseat Republican Pat Roberts. Please note this chat is now scheduled for 2 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Two helicopters meet in the air above K-10 highway west of Eudora Monday morning after a two-car accident shut down K-10 to traffic in both directions. Three helicopters transported the injured from the accident scene to area hospitals. One woman killed, three people injured in K-10 accident
8:48 a.m., October 20, 2008 Updated 10:44 a.m. in print edition on 3A
A 51-year-old Eudora woman has died from injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Kansas Highway 10.

All stories

Chiefs acknowledge investigation
RB Johnson allegedly involved in altercation during Kansas City’s bye week
October 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Chiefs president Carl Peterson said Sunday night the team was aware of an investigation into running back Larry Johnson’s alleged involvement in an altercation with a woman during the team’s bye week.
Adopted Iraqi puppy headed to US
October 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
Ratchet the Iraqi puppy finally had his day.