Archive for Sunday, September 28, 2008

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Blog entries
On the street
Lawrence has had roundabouts for a few years now. What's your feeling about the traffic calming devices?

Poll results

Response Percent
They serve no useful purpose.
They serve a useful purpose.
I live with them.
No opinion.
Total 869

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Allyson Shaw, Overland Park, takes a donated printer cartridge from Judy Farmer, office manager in the department of Latin American Studies at a Golden Key International Honor Society table Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Wescoe Beach. The money collected by Golden Key for recycling the printer cartridges and old cell phones will benefit a nonprofit called Kansas Africa Relief Inc., which was started by Shawnee senior Hannah Parkinson. Student starts charity to aid S. Africa
September 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Before arriving in South Africa, Kansas University senior Hannah Parkinson said she knew the facts.¢ Forty percent of the population is living on $1 per day or less.¢ Life expectancy is about age 43.¢ Five million people are HIV-positive.¢ There are about 420,000 children who have lost their parents to AIDS.
6:00 a.m.
Several students from Free State High School ride the T home from school Wednesday. Many high school students rely on the bus to get to and from school each day. From left in foreground are Liza Farr, Zoe Limesand, Carmel Sivron and Tess Frydman. According to a 2007 city ridership survey, 15 percent of students said they primarily use the bus to get to school. Putting T to the test
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s a popular saying, but here on the No. 5 - where workers in ballcaps and blue jeans watch 23rd Street pass by to the harmony of a humming diesel - the phrase “time is money” doesn’t ring true. When Debbie Sanchez’s car broke down a year ago, time didn’t pay to fix it. No one did, and Sanchez - the single mother of an 8- and 10-year-old - said good-bye to an Overland Park job. She said hello to the T, the city’s fixed-route bus system.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, who are competing against each other in the 2nd Congressional District race, are both working to depict themselves as having independent judgment. Candidates of both parties downplay affiliations
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins aren’t going out of their way to tell voters which political party they belong to. Boyda is the Democrat, and Jenkins, the Republican, in the 2nd Congressional District race.
10:00 p.m.
From left, Mark Crabtree and his daughters Laura and Morgan view entries in the Found Objects Art Contest during the 2008 River City Reading Festival. After a year hiatus, the event returns Saturday to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Festival promotes reading
September 28, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The second River City Reading Festival brought together a variety of authors, poets and readers Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library in a celebration of reading and the sharing of ideas. The festival, which offered various activities from children’s crafts to a mystery panel and book signings, brought in a steady stream of visitors, said event organizer Julie Tollefson.

All stories

No injuries reported in accident involving overturned vehicle
Single-vehicle accident at intersection of 23rd and Tennessee streets
12:25 p.m., September 28, 2008 Updated 12:25 p.m.
No injuries reported in single-vehicle accident.
Wet Street
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Wet Street by John Clifford.
September 28, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s fiction and non-fiction literature.
Engineering effort
Graduating more engineers could be a good investment for the state, but how do we find the money and keep the graduates in Kansas?
September 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s great that engineering students at three state universities are in high demand. It’s also great that the leaders of engineering schools at Kansas University, Kansas State University and Wichita State University want to build on that success.