Archive for Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Vehicles travel on U.S. Highway 59 just south of Lawrence. A lawsuit filed Friday in federal court is the latest litigation intended to block completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway's eastern leg through the Baker Wetlands. The western segment of the trafficway ends at U.S. 59. Lawsuit aims to tie up trafficway
October 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The next round in the fight over the South Lawrence Trafficway has begun. Area environmentalists and students from Haskell Indian Nations University announced Friday afternoon that they’ve filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block construction of the trafficway through the Baker Wetlands.
12:00 a.m.
Emergency responders inspect the scene of a two-car accident that killed two people Saturday on K-10 west of the highway's intersection with Wakarusa Drive. Two people killed in fiery K-10 car crash
8:10 p.m., October 25, 2008 Updated 8:59 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Two men died Saturday night on Kansas Highway 10 when one of them left his lane and caused a head-on collision with the other, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
6:00 a.m.
What would a sales tax increase go to?
October 26, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Voters will go to the polls Nov. 4 to decide whether to create a new three-tenths of a percent citywide sales tax to fund a variety of infrastructure projects. The infrastructure sales tax is listed as Question No. 1 on the ballot.
2:00 p.m.
It was 10 years ago that these four Lawrence friends, Linda Lungstrum, 61, left, Bonnie Wells, 58, Marsha Buhler, 54, and Joanne Renfro, 49, began taking an annual trip together in celebration of Linda's becoming cancer-free. The four recently returned from a hiking trip to Cinque Terra, Italy. Journey of a lifetime
October 26, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Ten years ago, a stunning diagnosis knocked Linda Lungstrum off her feet. “I thought I was doing everything right. I know I was,” says Lungstrum. “But I was just one of those unlucky people who ended up with breast cancer. I went through the surgery and chemotherapy and so forth, and I was pretty weakened by the whole experience.”
6:00 p.m.
Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Williams lets out a roar in front of Kansas players Kerry Meier (10), Adrian Mayes (66) and Ryan Cantrell (50) after the Red Raiders recovered a Todd Reesing fumble during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Memorial Stadium. Right is Texas Tech defensive tackle Richard Jones. Now that was ugly
October 26, 2008 in print edition on 1C
It is not an easy thing to put a positive spin on a 42-point college football loss. It is even more difficult, one would imagine, to do this if the loss occurred at home - during a weekend in which a university’s alumni are in town to celebrate said university’s history and tradition. So Saturday, after his team had endured a 63-21 drubbing at the hands of visiting Texas Tech on homecoming weekend, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino didn’t try.

All stories

Won By One
October 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Won By One by Robert Joseph Iron Eyes
Big 12 Roundup: Texas survives scare
Sooners sustain 21-point KSU rally
October 26, 2008 in print edition on C4
Top-ranked Texas was put to its toughest test yet and came through unbeaten.
Edwards returns to N.Y.
October 26, 2008 in print edition on C12
Herm Edwards is still as quick-witted and entertaining these days as he was when he was with the New York Jets.
Best-sellers
October 26, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling literature.