Archive for Saturday, October 31, 2009

Also from October 31

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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Halloween 2009 in Downtown Lawrence KU vs. Texas Tech People & Places, October 31 LHS football 13, Leavenworth 6 The day in photos, October 31, 2009 Free State football 35, Olathe Northwest 14
Podcasts
Polls
Did you agree with the benching of Todd Reesing in the fourth quarter against Texas Tech?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
60%
No
 
31%
Undecided
 
7%
Total 2517
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Texas Tech?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jake Laptad (Sack, forced fumble, 2 tackles for loss)
 
45%
Maxwell Onyegbule (Sack, fumble recovery, TD)
 
40%
Jeff Wheeler (Sack, forced fumble)
 
7%
Darrell Stuckey (Sack, two tackles)
 
4%
Other
 
1%
Total 66
The KU men's basketball team was the consensus No. 1 in the preseason polls. Who do you feel is the best team in the nation not counting the Jayhawks?

Poll results

Response Percent
Texas
 
40%
Michigan State
 
36%
Kentucky
 
9%
North Carolina
 
5%
Villanova
 
3%
Purdue
 
2%
Other
 
1%
Total 849
Will KU's offense score on its first possession?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
56%
Yes
 
44%
Total 50
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Halloween spirit was alive and kicking Thursday afternoon at the Fun and Games costume store, 1601 W. 23rd St. Trying on a Gumby costume, Jake Miller gets opinions from his friends Ryne Laster, center, and Nick Scannapieco. Shoppers might be a little more frugal in their spending this year, but costume and candy sales won’t be scrapped altogether. Economy scares off some Halloween sales
October 30, 2009 in print edition on 6A
Last year, Americans spent an estimated $5.77 billion celebrating Halloween, but the current economic downturn is prompting some people to scale back on the spookiest of holidays.
4:02 a.m.
Governor Mark Parkinson addresses the state legislature during a joint session of the house and senate in the house chamber of the capital building in this April 2009 file photo. Parkinson raises the possibility of a tax hike as revenue comes up another $15 million short of projections
8:17 a.m., October 30, 2009 Updated 5:46 p.m. in print edition on 1A
As state revenues continued to fall, Gov. Mark Parkinson said Friday that it’s possible he’ll propose a tax increase to lift the budget out of the hole.
10:00 a.m.
Wind turbines tower over north central Kansas on the Meridian Way Wind Farm. Kansas Supreme Court upholds ban on commercial wind farms in scenic Flint Hills
October 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In a case pitting the beauty of the Flint Hills against large wind farms, the Flint Hills won. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of a zoning ordinance in Wabaunsee County that prohibits commercial wind farms.
2:30 p.m.
Todd Reesing hangs his head during the loss to Oklahoma on October 24, 2009. The Jayhawks look to bounce back against Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday. FINAL: Reesing benched in 4th quarter of 42-21 loss to Texas Tech
1:13 p.m., October 31, 2009 Updated 8:55 p.m.
The Jayhawks collapsed in the fourth quarter, fumbling three times in the final 12 minutes as quarterback Todd Reesing was benched for the game’s final two possessions.
7:00 p.m.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Caldwell an audience at the Dole Institute of Politics in this 2007 file photo. U.S. Army general taking position in Afghanistan highlights leader training
October 31, 2009 in print edition on 1B
An Army general coming to the end of one command and embarking on a new one emphasized Friday the importance of developing strong and capable leaders in Afghanistan.

All stories

Bug-borne disease lab heading to state
October 31, 2009 in print edition on B8
Another federal research lab dedicated to animal diseases is headed for Manhattan, Kan.
KU vs. Tech Head to head
October 31, 2009
Better late than never
Lawrence escapes cellar with triumph over Pioneers
October 31, 2009 in print edition on C1
If ever there were a more fitting ending to a season, the Lawrence High football team hasn’t seen it.
Vaccine not always given to high-risk
October 31, 2009 in print edition on A5
It was bound to happen: Some people who aren’t at high risk for swine flu complications got the much-in-demand vaccine.
Scouting news
October 31, 2009 in print edition on D5
Scouting news for October 31, 2009.
Club news
October 31, 2009 in print edition on D5
Club news for October 31, 2009.
Military news
October 31, 2009 in print edition on D3
Military news for October 31, 2009.
Today’s Big 12 capsules
October 31, 2009