Archive for Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Also from September 3

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
National Guard to Louisiana
How often do you shop at a Wal-Mart store?

Poll results

Response Percent
Less than once a month
At least twice a month
Total 662

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Chris Breit and his Whippet, Poppy, play at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center in Sept. 2008. Several hundred dog owners brought their pets to the pool for the Pooch Plunge, the final event of the summer. Dog paddle is the stroke that signals pool’s close
September 3, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If it weren’t for all the dogs paddling in the pool, Tuesday could have been mistaken for any other day at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. Instead of the shouts of children, yips and barks filled the air. And towels, of course, were not the preferred way of drying off. It was a day for the dogs at the pool, 727 Ky., where hundreds of dog owners brought their pets to the sixth annual Pooch Plunge.
11:00 a.m.
Sgt., Ben Johnson, Osawatomie, with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry (2-137th) based in Lawrence, waits to board a bus at the National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa St. with other members of his National Guard unit early Wednesday morning. Sixty-five National Guardsmen departed Lawrence for Louisiana at 5 a.m. to help with cleanup efforts along the Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Gustav. Kansas National Guard heads for Louisiana to provide Hurricane Gustav relief
September 3, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Two buses loaded with members of the Kansas National Guard pulled out of Lawrence well before dawn on Wednesday, headed for Louisiana.
3:00 p.m.
Ramona Morgan, center, sits with her attorney Billy Rork, right, during her preliminary hearing June 2 in Douglas County District Court. Morgan is charged with two counts of reckless second-degree murder in the deaths of two highway workers last September. First responder testifies in hit-and-run trial
September 3, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A construction worker struck by a pickup truck speeding through a work zone described the scene on U.S. Highway 59 nearly a year ago. “I saw shovels and hard hats flying in the air,” Curtis Delzell testified. “I tried to process what I was seeing.”
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University's Facilities Operations workers, from left, Jack
Bame, Floyd Grant and Bob Sieber affix the new steam whistle as
fellow worker George Cone watches. The whistle was installed Friday
on KU's power plant, where it signals the end of classes. The old
whistle cracked in January.
KU unplugs steam whistle to cut costs
September 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Don Steeples embraces tradition, understands the importance of getting to class on time, and respects the public’s communal reliance on familiar on-campus rituals.He also knows that tooting KU’s familiar steam whistle costs about $3,000 a year.So he’s pulled the plug.

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