Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Also from October 30

Blog entries
On the street
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Soybean harvesting
When it comes to daylight saving time, which do you prefer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Fall back.
Spring ahead.
Total 747

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ben Delgado, 4, of Eudora, was getting his teeth cleaned at Growing Smiles, at 1425 Wakarusa Drive, in this 2008 file photo. Many parents are watching their children's teeth this time of year, with Halloween close at hand and lots of sweets being given out. Growing Smiles is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buyback" party on Nov. 3. The candy will be sent to overseas to military personnel. Halloween frightfully sweet
October 29, 2008
Children love Halloween for two reasons: Costumes and loads of candy. Soon, their faces and fingers will be covered in chocolatey, gooey treats that they collected by the handfuls on Halloween night.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence Police officers investigate Wednesday after the body of a white male was found under the Kansas River bridge. There were no apparent signs of foul play, police said. Police identify body found beneath Kansas River bridge; foul play not suspected
4:11 p.m., October 29, 2008 Updated 6:46 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police are investigating the death of a transient whose body was found under the Kansas River bridge.
11:06 a.m.
Online chat
Lawrence police discuss Halloween patrols and safety
October 30, 2008
Ghouls and goblins of all ages are sure to be out in full force Friday night, for Halloween. But, Lawrence police will also to be out helping all the ghosts and vampires stay safe. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Sgt. Bill Cory will answer your questions regarding Halloween safety and discuss the naughty behavior officers will be looking for as the older crowd celebrates the haunted holiday.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Lawrence mayor to chat about sales tax vote
October 30, 2008
Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever will chat about the three sales tax questions on the November ballot. Together, they would raise the sales tax .55 percent and would pay for operation of the T and infrastructure and equipment improvements for the city.
3:00 p.m.
Justin Ellgen, an intern with Pioneer Hi-Bred in Lawrence, spent most of Tuesday with four other workers hand-harvesting soybeans in the company's plot on the northern edge of Lawrence. Researchers with the company are determining which varieties of soybeans grow best in certain areas of Kansas and western Missouri. Researchers begin harvesting soybeans in an effort to improve crop
October 29, 2008 in print edition on 9B
Researchers with Pioneer Hi-Bred are busy hand-harvesting soybeans from a research plot at the northern edge of Lawrence, hoping to gain clues for commercializing the next generation of high-yield, high-quality, drought-tolerant and pest-resistant beans.
6:00 p.m.
Joleen Neher, co-owner of Kansas Coin Connection, says there's been a local and national run on gold coins causing prices to skyrocket. At left is a Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin and at right is an American Eagle. New gold rush is on
October 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Demand for buying physical gold and silver is high locally and nationally. But plan on having a long wait. Especially if you want gold. Buyers vastly outnumber sellers.

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