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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
New group campaigning for passage of three city sales tax questions
September 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A pair of Lawrence attorneys - one a prominent Democrat and the other an active Republican - have created a new group to campaign for passage of all three city sales tax questions in November.
2:00 p.m.
Burn boxes, such as this one in a Malott Hall laboratory, are used to collect biohazard waste for incineration. The EPA is pursuing fines against Kansas University for failing to determine whether some solid waste may be hazardous and also operating as an unlicensed hazardous waste treatment facility. KU fined $80,000 for improper handling of hazardous waste
3:02 p.m., September 29, 2008 Updated 4:25 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Kansas University will have to pay more than $80,000 after being cited for violations related to improper handling of hazardous waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
6:00 p.m.
Pedestrians make their way across a skywalk toward Kansas University Hospital. KU Hospital makes big comeback
September 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Hospital is one of the state’s biggest success stories. Ten years ago, the hospital was fighting for survival. Today, KU Hospital is earning national recognition. U.S. News and World Report ranked it 30th in the nation for heart care and heart surgery out of 5,500 hospitals.

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Casino crunch
Competition and tight financial markets are putting the squeeze on Kansas’ hopes for significant new gambling revenue.
September 30, 2008 in print edition on A7
Plans for four state-owned casinos in Kansas already were struggling before the latest economic crisis set in. Now, the chances of any significant state gaming revenue seem to be sinking by the minute.