Archive for Monday, September 8, 2008

Also from September 8

Blog entries
On the street
Which KU running back will have the most rushing yards this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Angus Quigley
Jocques Crawford
Jake Sharp
Total 665

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Madison Kuhle, 5, Lawrence, poses as a butterfly for her father at the Monarch Watch open house Saturday at Foley Hall on Kansas University's campus. Monarch butterfly fans spread their wings at open house
September 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Foley Hall on Saturday was caterpillar city. “The kids can ooh and ahh,” said Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch. “We’ve got caterpillars of a lot of different kinds.” Caterpillars, monarch butterflies and blooming flowers were among the sights at the annual fall open house for Monarch Watch, an educational outreach program at Kansas University.
6:00 a.m.
Digital identity: Lawrence as seen through the electronic eyes of
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The Third Planet, a downtown shop that sells Pink Floyd lunch boxes and various forms of hemp, is the most prominent retailer in Lawrence. Ghosty - a group of six Lawrence-based indie rockers - are the largest celebrities in the city. Massachusetts Street is no longer historic or quaint but rather is a “wonderful Bohemia.”
10:00 a.m.
Pigeons are causing problems in Kansas University parking garages. KU officials are seeking advice from exterminators on nonlethal deterrents to roosting. Bird droppings foul KU garage parking spots
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Leave it to a bird expert to confirm for us what we already know: There’s no shielding our vehicles from the droppings of our feathered friends overhead. “I park my car under a tree behind my house, and it gets covered with poop,” said A. Townsend Peterson, an ornithologist, professor in Kansas University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and curator at KU’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center. “I don’t really see much that anyone can do, other than to park in the open.”
2:00 p.m.
Susan Shaw, bottom left, and her daughter, Caitlyn Shaw, 6, of Lawrence, use computers to look up items at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Susan Shaw said she has seen an increase in traffic at the library in the 15 years she's been a member. Librarians throughout the area have also noted rising numbers of patrons at their facilities. More people checking out libraries
September 8, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The public library - it’s close to home, it’s full of entertaining and useful resources, and it’s free, which has made it a staple in many communities. And it’s those qualities that librarians think contribute to their growing popularity in an ailing economy. While the summer months are always the busiest, area libraries have reported a significant increase in activity this year.
6:00 p.m.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain addresses an overflow crowd of supporters outside a campaign rally in Lee's Summit, Mo., Monday. Overflow crowd turns out to hear McCain in suburban KC
3:00 p.m., September 8, 2008 Updated 5:55 p.m.
John McCain and Sarah Palin found out on Monday they have several thousand votes waiting for them in the Kansas City area.
10:00 p.m.
District making progress when it comes to No Child Left Behind Act
9:00 p.m., September 8, 2008 Updated 1:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence public schools are making progress when it comes to leaving no children behind, but work still needs to be done.

All stories

Johnson coasts into victory lane
Two-time defending champion sets sights on Chase
September 8, 2008 in print edition on B2
Jimmie Johnson has momentum on his side and history in sight.