Archive for Monday, September 15, 2008

Also from September 15

On the street
Photo galleries
KU soccer vs. Loyola-Chicago Haskell vs. Bacone
Have you made a donation to a relief fund for Hurricane Ike victims?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 290

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Jennifer Holladay, of Lawrence, checks out a selection of art Sunday during the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival at South Park. The framed glass was at the booth of Kickin' Glass, of Manhattan. South Park becomes art gallery
September 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
South Park was transformed into an outdoor shopping mall Sunday for the 29th annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. “It’s pretty cool,” said festival-goer Jen Young of Lawrence. “It’s huge.” More than 200 artists and craftsmen participated in the event. Participants strolled the sidewalks where tables displayed a vast array of goods, from jewelry and artwork to pet beds and tie-dyed baby clothes.
10:00 a.m.
A view from Florida Street looking east along Sixth Street through the traffic light-controlled intersections at Michigan, foreground, and Maine streets. City engineers get green light on signal management system
September 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Faster trips across town. Fewer delays at malfunctioning stoplights. Quicker exits from crowded Kansas University sporting events. Such are the potential payoffs from a planned $500,000 program to install cameras atop traffic signals, run fiber-optic cable under roads and set up a system to coordinate traffic-management functions guiding vehicles on Sixth Street and a portion of Iowa Street.
2:00 p.m.
An older transmission power track and power line stand tall against a Kansas sunset north of Topeka. Two competing utilities, ITC Great Plains and Westar Energy, are vying to build a new power system to stretch across the western part of the state that would give six times more capacity than the present systems. According to government officials, the upgraded systems will be needed to help fully harness wind power generation. Competition to build power line heats up
September 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
In Kansas, V stands for high voltage. A behind-the-scenes struggle is going on between two companies to build and operate a transmission line that could move 765,000 volts of electricity. That is twice the capacity of the largest line in existence in Kansas now. “It’s like building an interstate over country roads,” said David Springe, general counsel for the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board.
6:00 p.m.
Jessica Roberts, 8, left, and Nathan Roberts, 10, pose for a picture with KU professor and former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley while attending a lecture series called CLAS ACTS at Spooner Hall. The series allows KU professors to give lectures to the public about their field. At right, Lisa Roberts took a picture of the group Sunday in front of a backdrop of Hawley during his astronaut days. Former astronaut launches new lecture series
September 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The activation last week of the world’s largest particle collider is momentous for science, but also highlights the need for continued investment in research in the United States, according to Kansas University professor and former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley.

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Underdog Biffle takes Sylvania 300
The Biff” opens Chase with win, holds off Johnson
September 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
Greg Biffle began the Chase for the championship as a long shot, at best.
McCain pays visit to auto race
September 15, 2008 in print edition on A8
John McCain defied all sense of geography Sunday by going north and south at the same time.