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KU women's basketball vs. Oral Roberts Blast takes down old Kansas Turnpike bridge Bridge demolition series The day in photos, November 15, 2009
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12:00 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts spoke to employees Friday at Vangent, a government contractor servicing federal student loans and Medicare. While visiting Vangent, in the East Hills Business Park, Roberts, center, got some help from Vangent employee Melete Ghile, right, picking out cookies as part of the company’s 15th anniversary. Roberts not happy with health care reform debate
November 13, 2009 in print edition on 1B
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts on Friday criticized the content of health reform legislation and the process used by Democrats in Congress to try to pass it.
6:00 a.m.
The coed Kansas University swimming club practice Thursday at Robinson Gymnasium pool. Swim club president Dan Johnson, top center, listens to instructions along with other members. A complaint has been filed against KU, alleging that it fails to offer adequate competition for men, in violation of Title IX. Title IX suit targets KU men’s athletics
November 15, 2009 in print edition on 1B
A former Kansas University swimmer and member of the 1980 Olympic team has filed a Title IX complaint against the university, alleging that the school does not offer adequate competition for men.
10:00 a.m.
All that remains of the original Kansas Turnpike bridges over the Kansas River is the steel framework. The spans are scheduled to come down in three different explosive phases. The new Interstate 70 bridge is to the right. Going out with a bang
November 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Turnpike Authority’s ongoing $130 million reconstruction project takes an explosive turn this week, with scheduled demolition of two portions of original bridges that cross the Kansas River.
12:21 p.m.
All that remains of the original Kansas Turnpike bridges over the Kansas River is the steel framework. The spans are scheduled to come down in three different explosive phases. The new Interstate 70 bridge is to the right. Section of the Turnpike bridge comes down with a concussion and then a cloud of dust
11:10 a.m., November 15, 2009 Updated 3:24 p.m.
Today’s successful dropping of a 250-ton section of original Kansas River bridge along the Kansas Turnpike now has officials turning their attention to 10 a.m. Thursday, the anticipated time for detonating another 6 pounds of explosives to cut through the rusted steel structure.
6:00 p.m.
Reyes Manzanares, left, and Oscar Ortiz fasten together a water main near Sixth and Vermont streets in this file photo. City checking up on weathered water lines
November 15, 2009
They’re old warriors that lurk beneath the ground. They’re pieces of cast iron that somehow have fended off the wear and tear and the corrosive elements that are a big part of the Lawrence soil. They’re the city’s water lines.

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From bad to worse
KU’s losing skid hits five; ‘It sucks’
November 15, 2009 in print edition on C1
They’re running out of adjectives.
Spaghetti fundraiser to aid boys with rare skin disorder
November 15, 2009 in print edition on B4
Brenda Creed understands 11-year-olds.
Military robots to help protect troops
November 15, 2009 in print edition on B5
WALL-E, meet SUGV.
Game balls and Gassers
November 15, 2009 in print edition on C6
Game balls and gassers for KU vs. NU, November 14, 2009.
Dutch to pay tax on road time
November 15, 2009 in print edition on A11
The Dutch government plans to bring the polluter-pays principle into the home garage.
Harvest example of reversing food shortage
November 15, 2009 in print edition on A9
Joram Abiero remembers it was not too long ago that his neighbors went to bed hungry.
Photographs, even ‘historic’ ones, can indeed lie
November 15, 2009 in print edition on B7
The 20th century was 100 years of amplitude.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Raking’
November 15, 2009 in print edition on D3
Raking, raking, raking.
Struggling through the gray areas of life
November 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
They killed a killer last week.