Archive for Monday, September 29, 2008

Also from September 29

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU Hospital Lawrence Tennis Association Tournament
Podcasts
Polls
Do you support the U.S. House's vote Monday to reject the $700 billion bailout bill?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
56%
No
 
33%
Not sure
 
10%
Total 1075
The Big 12 has four teams ranked in the top seven this week. Which of those teams does KU have the best chance of beating?

Poll results

Response Percent
Oct. 25 vs. No. 7 Texas Tech
 
53%
Nov. 15 vs. No. 5 Texas
 
29%
Nov. 29 vs. No. 4 Missouri (in K.C.)
 
12%
Oct. 18 at No. 1 Oklahoma
 
3%
Total 828
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Performance Tire technician John Chronister fills a tire with nitrogen; the gas helps maintain the correct tire pressure and can prolong the life of the tire. While most people are trying to think of ways to improve gasoline mileage, a small thing like keeping your tires inflated to the right pressure can make a difference. Use of nitrogen in tires gaining ground
September 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Richard Brown let the air out of the tires on his two cars two weeks ago. The tires were refilled with dry nitrogen. Brown hopes the nitrogen will make winter more tolerable. “I always had to grab the old hand pump and pump the things back up when it got cold,” Brown, of Lawrence, said. “With nitrogen I don’t have to do that now.”
2:00 p.m.
Learning Coach Kristen Ryan, second from left, works on science and health curriculum Sept. 24 with Hillcrest fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Cochrane, second from right. At far left is learning coach Carol Laskowski, and at far right is fifth-grade ESL teacher Leah Weseman. The Lawrence school district launched an initiative this year to provide teachers with 16 learning coaches for assistance and professional development. Learning coach program helps teachers navigate professional challenges
September 29, 2008
When first-year teacher Cassidy Kitcheyan finds herself overwhelmed by the demands of her job, she knows help is just an e-mail away.
6:00 p.m.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., right, hold a news conference on the failed vote in the House of Representatives on the financial bailout package on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. House defeats bailout plan; Dow closes down more than 700
1:28 p.m., September 29, 2008 Updated 5:07 p.m.
The House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and bipartisan congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry.

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