Archive for Monday, August 31, 2009

Also from August 31

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 31, 2009 Arthur’s adventures
Podcasts
Polls
Would a special beer can with Kansas University colors make you more likely to buy the beer?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
71%
Yes
 
28%
Total 1425
Which KU football true freshman are you most excited to see play?

Poll results

Response Percent
RB Toben Opurum
 
54%
WR Bradley McDougald
 
29%
LB Huldon Tharp
 
14%
Other
 
1%
Total 1086
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. Regents warn of budget cuts’ overall effects
August 30, 2009 in print edition on 1B
State universities have done a good job managing record budget cuts, but their work may come back to haunt them, higher education officials say.
6:00 a.m.
Kayden Frick plays with a Thomas the Tank Engine toy from his cot during nap time in the 4-year-old classroom at the Ballard Center in North Lawrence. Ballard Community Services, which operates a preschool and food bank, is a local organization that receives support from the United Way. United Way facing economic double whammy
August 31, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Cheryl Wright was worried about what to do with her son as the end of the 2008 school year approached.
10:00 a.m.
Crews this summer poured a sealer in the cracks of pavement all over town. As this fix in the 800 block of Kasold Drive shows, the sealant sometimes interferes with lane striping and other pavement markings that help drivers keep their bearings. After city fills in cracks, road markings become patchy
August 31, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Mark Thiel knew it was coming, but even he found himself a little bit surprised once contract crews finished sealing cracks on the major North Second-North Third Street corridor in North Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Parking control officer Taunya Miller issues a ticket to a vehicle in the city parking lot on the 900 block of Vermont Street, July 14, 2009. Parking infractions can become ticket to jail
August 31, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Fines for Lawrence city parking tickets are increasing to $3 Tuesday, and if the ticket isn’t paid in 10 days, the fine is increasing from $10 to $15. If you rack up enough of those tickets and don’t pay the fine, you could end up taking a surprise trip to Douglas County Jail.
6:00 p.m.
A pitch is lobbed to the plate during a game between the Kemira Phog Dogs and Those Sons of Pitches Aug. 18 at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex.
Diamond devotees: Lawrence fans show up to support their softball-playing partners
August 31, 2009
Sarah Shaffer enjoys both the competition and comedy. Lenette Hamm treasures the memories, both past and future. Lauren Trower cashes a paycheck, soaking up the atmosphere that only ag lime fields and aging major-league wannabes can provide. And Amy Lee? “It’s a change of scenery,” exhales the exhausted mother of Maya, 3, and Cami, 1. “It’s something to do. An activity.”

All stories

Youthful praise
Mangino impressed with freshmen Opurum, McDougald
10:32 a.m., August 31, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino continued his praise for true freshmen Toben Opurum and Bradley McDougald during the Big 12 teleconference Monday morning.
Crews respond to fire on N. Michigan Street
Blaze under control within one hour; No one reported injured
05:21 a.m., August 31, 2009 Updated 03:57 p.m. in print edition on A5
Fire and Medical crews responded Monday morning to a two-alarm fire in northern Lawrence.
United Way facing economic double whammy
As charitable giving decreases, need for social services increases
August 31, 2009 in print edition on A1
Cheryl Wright was worried about what to do with her son as the end of the 2008 school year approached.
Horoscopes
August 31, 2009
Second chance
Defensive coordinator learned from Year 1
August 31, 2009 in print edition on B1
Clint Bowen says he learned plenty in his first season as Kansas’ defensive coordinator.
Winless Chiefs left stunned, smarting
Kansas City awaiting word on injured players in wake of desultory loss to Seahawks
August 31, 2009 in print edition on B1
The winless, worried and wounded Kansas City Chiefs launched a short work week Sunday while awaiting medical tests on quarterback Matt Cassel and cornerback Brandon Flowers.
Slocum surprise winner at Barclays
Woods, Harrington, Els fall short of championship
August 31, 2009 in print edition on B2
Heath Slocum might have been the one player no one expected to win The Barclays.
Barbarism
Coaches who encourage fighting among their charges are asking for failure.
August 31, 2009 in print edition on A7
Little wonder our children so often grow up believing that violence is acceptable, even admirable, and that anything goes when it comes to achieving success.
When do flu cases require visit to the doctor?
August 31, 2009 in print edition on A6
When is swine flu just miserable and when do you need a doctor?