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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Carol Gilmore, a registered dietitian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, watches her sodium intake and urges others to do the same. Most people consume more than the recommended one teaspoon of salt per day. Doctors wish Americans would shake salt habit
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Health professionals advise all Americans to watch their intake of calories, fats, carbohydrates and sodium. Often, it’s the last one that’s hardest to do. Why? First, it’s in about everything we eat, especially convenience foods for today’s fast-paced lifestyles. According to the American Heart Association, 75 percent of our sodium comes from processed foods such as soups, canned foods and prepared mixes. Second, it tastes good.
10:00 a.m.
Prairie Park School counselor Ed Barnhart reads to Angelyn Gargano's kindergarten class on Thursday. Barnhart recently returned to his position after being absent since February while he recovered from a near-fatal bout of influenza A. Survivor stresses importance of flu shots
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka gave Ed Barnhart less than a 10 percent chance to live, pus had wrapped around his lungs and leached the air out of them, suffocating him from within. His temperature hit 106; his heart was beating dangerously fast. He’d contracted staph, strep throat and pneumonia. Barnhart, 57, was battling for his life against influenza A. He somehow pulled through, and recently he returned to work as a counselor at Prairie Park School.
2:00 p.m.
Greenpeace members support wind energy as an alternative to coal. The group says the Lawrence Energy Center is the 12th most polluting coal-fired power plant in the country. Greenpeace fires away at coal
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Dozens of Kansans gathered Sunday afternoon in front of the Lawrence Energy Center, run by Westar Energy, to bring attention to the dangers of coal. “Coal is one of the major emitters of greenhouse pollution,” said Suzanne Graham, the global warming field organizer for Greenpeace. “If we don’t get rid of coal or at least phase it out and move toward a renewable energy economy, we’re not going to stop global warming.”
6:00 p.m.
Bill Peak, of Tonganoxie, and his wife, Kathy, have visited presidential estates around the country, and have dedicated a room in their home to political memorabilia. Political memorabilia: That’s the ticket
October 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When Bill and Kathy Peak were married 14 years ago, they, as any couple, planned out their honeymoon. The Bahamas? Nah. Europe? No way. Try the former homes of dead presidents. In their 14 years together, the Peaks have planned vacations geared toward visiting such destinations. Of 38 deceased presidents, the Peaks have visited the homes of 31 of them, including their gravesites.
10:00 p.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. Law enforcement patrols to increase on K-10 after spate of accidents
4:04 p.m., October 27, 2008 Updated 7:28 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Law enforcement will be increasing patrols on Kansas Highway 10 after four people died during a five-day period in three separate accidents on the Douglas County portions of the highway.

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October 27, 2008